AUGUST 10, 1955
Robert Spencer, Supply Room supervisor, Mrs. Spencer and their
children spent their vacation at Myrtle Beach, S. C.
Charles Hamrick, Shop employee, and Mrs. Hamrick had their
vacation at Myrtle and Carolina Beaches.
H. A. Cauthen, assistant plant engineer, Mrs. Cauthen, Mr. and
Mrs. Otha Chambers spent the week of July 17 at Miami and Daytona
Miss Ruby Givens, daughter of Ernest Givens, shop painter, spent
the week of July 25 at Caswell Baptist Assembly, Southport, N. C., as a
G, A. Queen Regent.
Miss Jane Francum, daughter of Mrs. Rosie Francum, spent the
week of July 21 at Ridgecrest Baptist Assembly attending the pro
gram of Training Union Leadership Week.
James E. Givens, son of Ernest Givens, painter, spent the week of
July 25 at Fruitland Baptist Assembly as a Royal Ambassador Page.
Mrs. Lillian Parham, inspector, has been on vacation for a week.
Mrs. Bonnie Ledford, inspector, and family visited her sister in
Cleveland, Ohio, during vacation.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Queen and son of Candler, N. C., were guests of
Mrs. Louella Queen, inspector, and her husband recently. They spent
THE FIRESTONE TEAM participated in the Midwestern District
Seven Softball Tournament at Brice Harry Memorial Park in Grover,
N. C., in late July and early August.
At bottom. Buddy Crawford, Harold Robinson, Bobby Purkey,
and Dave Parrott take time out for a refreshing dipper of water.
At top, on the bench are: Parks Quinn, Bud Atkinson, Buddy Craw
ford, Ed Atkinson, John Owens, Bobby James, Dave Parrott, Charles
Lunsford, Tommyl Gibson, Bobby Purkey, Harold Robinson and
Student Assists Pastor
At Lor ay Baptist Church
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This September, when Ruford Hodges, Jr., re
turns for his second year at Southern Baptist Theo
logical Seminary, Louisville, Ky., he will have a
firmer grasp of the entire scope of the Christian
ministry. That’s because he’s spending this summer
in valuable practical experience as assistant to Dr.
Fi'ank Malone, pastor at Loray Baptist Church.
Hodges, 23, and the oldest of five children,
would like to do additional graduate study beyond
the bachelor of divinity degree which he is earning
at the Louisville seminary.
“My chief aim in life,” he says, “is ‘one to teach
and preach God’s Word, making Christ known to
men.’ ” He prefers a teaching-preaching combina
tion “because it is hard to separate the two,” he
AS ASSISTANT to the pastor at Loray, Hodges
helps with the activities of the young people’s
organizations, fills the pulpit when Dr. Malone is
away, and assists in the regular visitation program
of the church.
During his high school days, Hodges participat
ed in youth meetings in his hometown of Florence,
S. C. He attended North Greenville Junior College,
Tigerville, S. C., and was graduated from Furman
University, Greenville, with a B. A. degree in 1954.
During his college days in South Carolina he preach
ed wherever he was needed, and on vacation from
school helped student teams with evangelistic meet
ings. In the summer of 1953 he assisted the pastior
IN THE CHURCH LIBRARY, Ruford Hodg
es, Jr., makes preparation for a Sunday evening
service at Loray Baptist Church.
of Southside Baptist Church, Florence and last
summer served as interim minister for the same
Hodges, who is living at the Firestone Dormi
tory, will remain here through August 28.
several days at their cabin on the river along with Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Black. Mrs. Black is the daughter of Mrs. Louella Queen.
Mrs. Opal Lunsford, insjiector, is out from work due to illness.
Mrs. Louella Queen, inspector, spent a week of vacation visiting
her brother, C. A. Isham in West Point, Ga., and cousins, Mr. and Mrs.
Earnest Horne in Lanett, Ala. Mrs. Queen also visited Robin Lake
Beach and the Ida Cason Callaway gardens near Chipley, Ga.
Hazel Patterson spent several days of her recent vacation at
Carolina Beach near Wilmington.
Winder Tender Mae Grindle and her husband,Arnold Grindle, yarn
packer, spent their vacation at Myrtle Beach, S. C.
Kitty Hovis, winder tender, underwent a major operation at
Mercy Hospital in Charlotte recently.
Faye Oakes, winder tender, has entered Gaston Memorial Hospital
Howard Burgess, overhauler, and his family spent a recent week
at Daytona Beach, Fla. They visited several other places of interest in
Dariel Walker, son of Roller
Shop Foreman Paul Walker and
Mrs. Walker, received his dis
charge from the Air Force at Kil
mer Air Base, N. J., recently.
Sgt. Walker has spent the past
three years in France.
Seaman First Class James Bud
dy Green, son of Mrs. Lillian Green,
respooler, recently spent a two-
week furlough at home in Gastonia.
He had just completed a ten-
months tour of duty in Japan and
the Pacific. While on leave here.
Seaman Green and his family visit
ed friends and relatives in Western
Deal - Austin
Miss Patricia Ann Austin and
Clarence Ray Deal exchanged mar
riage vows Friday, July 22, at 8
p. m,, in West Franklin Avenue
Baptist Church, Gastonia.
Mrs, Deal is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Hubert Ralph Austin. She
is a 1955 graduate of Ashley High
School. Mr. Deal, the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Earl Deal, attended
the local high school. He is em
ployed in the Weaving Department.
The couple lives at 1514 West
P. 0. BOX 551
GASTONIA, N. C.
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