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Page 2A-KINGS MOUNTAIN HERALD-Thursday. April 19, 1984
An Intergenerational Easter Hunt is how the invitation was worded.
But what it was, according to Teresa Melton, was a group of senior
citizens and Trinity Day School young people assembled together in
The 80-plus group held an Easter Egg Hunt Wednesday morning to
the delight of young and old alike in Imagination Park behind the
Prize eggs were presented to the senior citizens and the child finding
the most eggs. An orange juice break was sponsored by McDonald’s.
After the egg hunt, the young folk took a tour of the Fire Museum
and held a picnic. The older folk returned to the Depot Center for
It’s another Easter season, with Easter itself just around the corner.
And there’s probably no way to measure the excitement in the minds
of community youngsters and perhaps in the older folk too.
The material observance of Easter is another sign that no great
changes occur over the years in the thinking of people. Faces change
and situations change, but not people themselves.
Many a tin can carefully saved out of the trash pile during the week
will be stained with egg dye this weekend as Easter eggs take on
beautiful colors for the holiday.
Easter is the chief dress up season for the little folk and many are the
hours of tedious sewing careful planning and budget manipulation of
proud Mamas to dress up the little folk for this holiday. The fact tht all
the effort is quite likely to be lost by the nearest dust bin and mud pud-
dle makes no difference at all. At a given hour on Sunday morning the
little ladies and gentlemen are going to be just that, in appearance
anyway. Naturally, not a man in town has given particular thought to
what he will wear Easter morning.
Weekend egg sales at the grocery stores should set records this
weekend, as well as sale of Easter lilies and candies, not to mention
Easter baskets. Pre-Easter sales in the downtown stores are also attrac-
ting shoppers who are looking for bargains and also for new spring
But the nicest part about Easter is the spiritual inspiration from the
retelling of the Story of the Resurrection to redearning the lesson it
All other aspects of the Easter season pale when the real significance
of Easter is considered. Church attendance is best at Easter and
Christmas, and while this may not be as it should, is certainly in-
dicative that the great mass of humanity in the Christian world still re-
tains an awarenss of the only important values in earthly life and
return to them if they have turned away or detoured.
Once again the world pauses momentarily from the great rush of
daily living to celebrate the anniversary of history’s greatest events: the
Resurrection of Jesus Christ and the consequent eternal promise of an
Again this Easter, it is an age of tension and one minister likened it
to the‘worst and best of times.’
Once the big struggle was to earn a living The never-endless struggle
has lessened to be replaced by a more difficult and dangerous business,
cold war which gets hot. :
Man has progressed, if little, in his relatinonship with his neighbor.
He has not practiced with any success the golden rule of treating his
brother with kindness, charity and friendship.
Such is the great lesson to be learned from Christ’s bitter suffering
on the Cross.
It should be the aim of all men and women who call themselves
Christian, for therein lies the hope of the world.
At Eastertime, all should rededicate themselves to those principles
of honesty, courtesy, fair-mindedness and humility demonstrated
wholly on this earth by Christ, who died that others might be saved.
Photo by Gary Stewart
TAX TIMES OVER - Richard Bacon, an employee of H&R
Block’s Kings Mountain office experienced one of his busiest and most
aggravating days of the year Monday as many taxpayers waited until
the last minute to get their 1983 returns off to Uncle Sam. Bacon was
filling out tax forms right and left, as evidenced by the pile of forms on
his desk, and the arrow he stuck through his head just added a little
fun to the otherwise hectic day.
SAMUEL C. DYE
Funeral rites for Samuel C.
Dye, 84, of 109 Castlewood
Drive, who died Thursday in the
Kings Mountain Hospital, were
conducted Saturday morning at
11 o’clock from the Chapel of
Harris Funeral Home, interment
following in Mountain Rest
Mr. Dye was a retired textile
employee and a Kings Mountain
native, son of the late William
and Mary Oates Dye. He was
married to the late Emma Mae
Goforth Dye. He was a member
of Central . United Methodist
Surviving are three sons,
Hobert Dye, Phillip Dye and
Gene Dye, all of Kings Moun-
tain, and five grandchildren.
Rev. Kelly Dixon and Dr. Joel
Jenkins officiated at the rites.
Harris Funeral Home was in
charge of arrangements.
MRS. SADIE GIST
Funeral services for Mrs.
Sadie Lomick Gist, 85, of 107 N.
City Street, who died Thursday
in Kings Mountain Hospital,
were conducted Wednesday
night at 8 p.m. from Mount Zion
Baptist Church of which she was
Interment was in Ebenezer
Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Gist, wife of John Gist,
was a native of York County,
S.C., and the daughter of the late
Rufus and Adeline Lomick.
Surviving, in addition to her
husband, are three sons, Caleb
Gist of Wilmington, Deleware;
Joshua Gist of Bessemer City
and James Gist of New Y ork Ci-
ty; three daughters, Mrs.
Geneva Whisnant of Kings
Mountain; Mrs. Lizzie Mae
Spencer of Newark, Deleware;
and Mrs. Carrie Brown of
Philadelphia, PA.; one brother,
Jake Lomick of Beaver Dam,
N.C. and one sister, Mrs. Dora
Clark of Albemarle; 19 grand-
children and 14 great-
grandchildren and one great-
Dockery Funeral Home of
Shelby was in charge of ar-
Funeral services for Benjamin
Irvin Thrift, 75, of Patterson
Springs Road, who died Thurs-
day in Meadowbrook Manor in
Gastonia, were conducted Satur-
day afternoon at 2 p.m. from
Bethel Baptist Church, of which
he was a member, interment
following in Pleasant Hill Baptist
Mr. Thrift was a native of
Transylvania County, son of the
late David Landrum and Rachell
Elzira Hogsed Thrift. He was
husband of the late Dona M. Jol-
Surviving are a son, W.C.
Thrift of Kings Mountain, three
daughters, Edna T. Bowen of
Patterson Springs, Geneva T.
Freeman of Lattimore, and
Katherine T. Holland of Wilm-
ington; two brothers, Hillard
Thrift of Route 1, Grover, and
Jim Thrift of Shelby; two sisters,
Bertha Kirkendall and Nelle
Thrift of Shelby; 11 grand-
children and five great-
Dr. J.M. Ezell and Rev. Glenn
Walker officiated at the rites.
Palmer Mortuary was in
charge of arrangements.
ETHEL MAE STEPHENS
Funeral services for Mrs.
Ethel Mae Young Stephens, 59,
of Route 4, who died Monday in
Cleveland Memorial Hospital at
Shelby, will be conducted Thurs-
day afternoon at 3 p.m. from
Mount Olive Baptist Church by
Rev. S.A. Raper, interment
following in the church
Mrs. Stephens was wife of
Eura W. Stephens and daughter
of the late Amos and Mattie
Surviving in addition to her
husband, are her son, Hubert
Daniels of Shelby; three step-
daughters, Helen Cliette and
Margie Smith of Shelby and
Mary Ann Styles of Fort
Wayne, Indiana; four stepsons,
Robert Lee, Joe, Billy and David
Smith; one daughter-in-law,
Katherine W. Daniels; four
brothers, Leroy Young of Kings
Mountain, Earl Young of
Bridgeport, Conn., J.D. Hines
and Jerry Young; two sisters,y
Lucy Mae Young of Gastonia
and Janice Lee Alexander of
Bridgeport, Conn., 18 grand-
children and one great-
She was a member of Mount
Olive Baptist Church and the
Usher Board, Missionary Circle,
Senior, Maddox and Vocal
Enloe Mortuary of Shelby
was in charge of arrangements.
Funeral services for Hazel
Robertson Broyles, 63, of 1309
Baugh St., Gastonia, were con-
ducted Monday afternoon from
Dallas Church of God by Rev.
Danny Shortridge. Interment
was in Bakers Forge Cemetery in
Mrs. Broyles died Friday in
Gaston Memorial Hospital.
She was a native of Knox,
Kentucky, daughter of the late
Daniel and Mattie Murray
Robertson. She was the widow
of James Broyles and a member
of Dallas Church of God.
Surviving are six sons, Harold
Broyles of Memphis, Tenn., and
Lonnie, Billy, John, Freddie and
Michael Broyles, all of Gastonia;
four daughters, Delores Thomp-
son and Shirley Broyles, both of
Kings Mountain, Ruby Turner
of Dayton, Ohio, and Brenda
Carnes of Gastonia; a brother,
Mason Robertson of Kentucky;
28 grandchildren and four great-
Carothers Funeral Home was
in charge of arrangements.
Funeral services for Jack An-
thony Kilby, 32, of Route 3,
who died Friday in Chris-
tiansburg, Va., were conducted
Monday afternoon at 2 p.m.
from North Firestone Taber-
nacle in Gastonia.
A graveside service was held
Monday at 5 p.m. at Welcome
Home Church Cemetery in
A native of Wilkes County,
Mr. Kilby was the son of the late
Presley L. Moore Kilby. He was
employed by Dixie Yeast and
was a member of Pleasant Home
Baptist Church in Miller’s Creek.
Surviving are his wife, Bar-
bara Rogers Kilby; two sons,
Chris and Jason McCrary, both
-of the home; his mother, Mrs.
Faye: Kilby . ‘of © North
Wilkesboro; a brother, Alan
Kilby of Miller’s Creek; and a
sister, Ms. Joseph Johnson of
Rev. Gilbert Rodriquez, Rev.
Charles Edwards and Rev. Dale
Milstead officiated at the service.
Memorials may be made to the
American Diabetes Association,
100 Station Plaza, Rocky
Mount, N.C. :
Mrs. Ruth Wilson Galloway,
77, of 170 North Canterbury
Road, Charlotte, died Wednes-
Funeral services were held
Friday afternoon from Hankins
and Whittington Funeral Chapel
with interment following in
‘Kings Mountain’s Mountain
She is survived by her hus-
band, Vernon Galloway.
Mrs. Galloway retired in 1972
as a secretary with the Small
. Letters To The Editor
Thanks To Scout Volunteers ~~
To The Editor:
April 23rd, 1984 has been designated as Girl Scout Leaders Day. At
this time I would like to take the opportunity to recognize and thank
all the volunteers in Kings Mountain and Grover who have worked so
hard and have given so much time to delivering the Girl Scout Pro-
gram to members of their troops. Helping every young Girl Scout to
realize her own potential is our great goal in Girl Scouting and of
course the Girl Scout Program is a superb instrument for that purpose.
It is the leaders who can motivate girls to believe in themselves, to
understand that each of them is a unique person of worth and to make
some contribution to others in their community. Helping girls uncover
better “selves” is one of the happiest rewards of being a Girl Scout
leader. Without so many fine leaders it would not be possible for girls
to enjoy being a part of girls Scouting as Brownies, Junior Cadettes or
1984 marks the 72nd anniversary of girl scouting and promises to be
an exciting and busy year for us. The theme for 1984 is “We Found a
New World” and with the variety of programs offered that is exactly
what our girls are doing. Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. is a force of nearly
three million girls and adults who make a collective impact on our lives
in ways only girls can. Girl Scouting imparts values that last a lifetime.
Locally Mountain-Grove Service Unit is making a special effort to
honor all volunteers.
Thew volunteer force is headed by the new Service Unitz Manager,
Barbara Ormand, who will direct her team of troop consultants in
assisting and advising troop personnell. There are many others who
support these leaders. They include troop committees, community
resource people, special events co-ordinators, service unit registrar,
public relations representative and volunteer trainees who teach the re-
quired training courses for new volunteers. We have just come to the
close of our annual cookie sale, having sold newly 12,500 boxes in
Kings Mountain and Grover. The area cookie manager is to be com-
mended for the able way in which she conducted our area’s part of the
Pioneer Girl Scout Council Sale. Without such dedicated people, the
project could not possibly have been so successful.
The strength of the Girl Scout Movement lies in our volunteers and
Cleveland County is fortunate to have so many people willing to share
their talents so that more young people can be involved in troops. The
women of tomorrow are being educated to take their places as full
citizens of the nation by those caring citizens in Kings Mountain and
I thank you all for your support. I am happy that Girl Scouting has
given me the opportunity to meet you and know you better.
Eilean D. Yates
Mountain-Grover Service Unit
Pioneer Girl Scout Council
Guest List For Centennial Celebration
The Centennial Guest
Register of out-of-towners here
to help First Presbyterian
Church celebrate its 100th birth-
day recently included the follow-
Frank L. Hoyle, III, Atlanta,
Ga., Mr. and Mrs. Billy B.
Sumrell, Hamilton, Ga., Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Roberts, Forest
City; Polly Page Moreau,
Chapel Hill; Mr. and Mrs.
Robert H. Goforth and Mr. and
Mrs. Blake Goforth, Shelby;
Paul and Lillian Mauney,
Gastonia; Bettie Sue Honeycutt,
Cherryville; Priscilla P. Blan-
chard and sons, Lewis and
Christopher, of Honolulu,
Hawaii; Nell and Bill Thomson,
Concord; Jack Mauney, Tempe,
Arizona; W.O. Ruddock,
Jackson, Miss., Mr. and Mrs.
Ken Nantz and family of
Charlotte; John and Janice
Houston of Louisburg; Marian
Brakefield, Jacob R. Knox,
Mildred and John Davenport,
Charlotte; Marguerite K. Powell
of Fallston; Gertie Wright of
Grover; Mrs. Arthur Allen,
Heather and Audra Allen,
Charlotte; Leah Pryor of
Gastonia; Grace H. Ballinger of
Cramerton; Nancy H. Smith of
Rock Hill, S.C., Rev. and Mrs.
James L. Moss, Chester, S.C.
Also: Glenda Turner, Spar-
tanburg, S.C., Elizabeth White,
Spartanburg, S.C., Mrs. James
F. Ormand, Gastonia; Mrs. Ben
Ormand, Brevard; Theresa Falls,
Gastonia; Derise Falls,
Gastonia; Mr. and Mrs. Philip
Padgett, Jr., Ramsey, N.J.: Gail,
Gary, Elizabeth and Mark
Bryant of “Charlotte; Mr. and
Mrs. Don Gofortli of Grover;
Mr. and Mrs. Dick Hunnicutt
and family of Gastonia; Josh
Helms of Charlotte; Jonathan
Ramseur of Greenwood, S.C.,
Louis and Coral Helms of
Charlotte; Jennifer Ramseur,
Dr. and Mrs. W.L. Ramseur, Jr.,
Mrs. John Sherrer of Chapel
Hill, Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Limerick of Rock Hill, S.C., Mr.
and Mrs. Hal Brafford of Chapel
Hill; Elaine and John Clack of
Houston, Texas; Ernest and Bar-
bara Jenkins of Charlotte; Sara
Nell Wright Moss of Cary; Cyn-
thia Kirkman; Arlene Barber
McMurray of Charlotte; A.T.
Randall, Morganton; Sarah H.
Summitt Randall, Morganton;
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Grigg, Jr.,
Raleigh; George Grigg, Sara
Grigg, Lindsay Wright, Raleigh;
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Merritt,
Roanoke, Va., Mary C. Rollins
of Grover; Nancy Nickels; the
James Klinkenberg family of
Atlanta, Ga., Margaret Mullinax
of Charlotte; Mr. and Mrs. Lane
Smith and Susan Neisler Smith
of Trion, Ga., Donald W.
Greene of Lexington; Mr. and
Mrs. »W.L. > Goforthiiof
Albemarle; Jennie Lepley of
Mount Vernon, Ohio; Brenda
Lepley of Hollins College, Va.,
Patricia Foust Ball of Lenoir.
Also, Kim Robinson of
Gastonia; Mary Crooke of
Lowell; Kelley and Emmett
Winn; Steve and Elaine Hundley
of Hot Springs, Va., Willie E.
Fry of Albemarle; Mr. and Mrs.
David Roof and Robbie and
Allison Roof of Shelby; Ralph
Northcutt, Allison R. Northcutt,
Raleigh; Jacqueline Smith,
Greenwood, S.C., David and
Rebekah Lee-Andrews of
Reidsville; Kathy and Brandon
Bumgardner of Dallas; Mr. and
Mrs. Vernon Carson of
Gastonia; Mrs. Phyllis Alex-
ander and Charles Alexander of
Charlotte; Dawn Alexander,
Avery Britton, Andy Alexander,
all of Charlotte.” Also, Charles
Moss Jr. of Greenville, S.C.,:
James and Margaret Smith of
Gastonia; Alice Higgins of Har-
risburg, N.C., Dick and Teepa
Snow of Durham, Laura Page,
Atlanta, Ga., David Moreau of
Chapel Hill; Captain and Mrs.
W.F. Brewer of Henderson; Mr.
and Mrs. Hunter Neisler, Amy
and Hunter of Gastonia; Evelyn
R. and Carl Posty of Apex; Tom
W. Roberts of Cherryville; Gale
Kircus McKee of Burlington.
Also, Charles Padgett,
Charlotte; Ed Henry and
Elizabeth Smith of Denver;
Pauline and Donald Kellam of
Charlotte; W.A. Barber of Cher-
ryville; Pauline Branton and
Pearl Weaver, Shelby; David H.
Smith and Kristl Smith of
‘Woodberry Forest, Va., Betty
Heisler Timberlake of Lake
Waccamaw; Deveron, Tim and
Joe Timberlake of Rockvill, Va.,
Vickie Timberlake Burton of
Bald Head Island; Kenneth
Roberts of Lincolnton; Layne
Black of Wingate; Harold Hut-
chinson of Grover; Buddy and
Marjorie Kircus of Belmont;
Rev. and Mrs. Vance Polley of
Mt. Villa, N.C. Mr. and Mrs. Joe
Strange and Mrs. Hanson
Lineberger of. Shelby, Mr. and
Mrs. Scott Walker, Forest City.