Page 2A-KINGS MOUNTAIN HERALD-Thursday. April 26, 1984
The Stick Hook
Today’s column could be entitled, ‘Cleaning Off the Stick Hook’
because it’s an accumulation of items which have been given to me
and never used before in this column or the social column which ap-
pears in another section of the paper. On our desks at work are the lit-
tle stick hooks,we call them, that we attach notes which have been
scribbled in one form or another which have been handed to us at a
meeting, at church, or down the street at the drug store.
Mrs. Ichabod Allen of Farmville shared these anecdotes with me
and she says the epitaphs actually appear in old cemetery stones in
Eastern North Carolina. She used the epitaphs in a humorous program
she gave for an American Legion Auxiliary meeting and I share with
readers today. I'm glad we don’t have such epitaphs on our lovely
cemetery stones in this part of the state now. Mountain Rest Cemetery
was the prettiest ever for this Easter season. I don’t know when we
have seen such a beautiful array of memorial flowers on the graves of
our loved ones.
According to Annie Pearl Allen one of the funniest epitaphs was us-
ed on the stone over the deceased’s grave by his wife who was sure he
had left her all his worldly goods. Before the will was ever read, she
bought a handsome stone and had it enscribed, “Rest In Peace.” After
the will was read and friend husband had left only a portion of his
estate to his wife, she sent for the sculptor and added these lines: “Rest
In Peace-Until I Come.” Another marker read, “Stop reader as you
pass by, as you are now so once was I. As I am now, so will you be,
Prepare for death to follow me.” Sometimes later a wag in passing add-
ed these lines, “So follow you, I’m not content. Until I know which
way you went.”
A husband, not too much grieved, used this one: ‘She could not stay,
she had to go, Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow.” Then
another( which points out that the lines had to rhyme on the
headstones which accounts for some of the things they said):
Underneath this pile of stones lies all that’s left of Sallie Jones But
Jones was used to rhyme with Stones. Another: Beneath this stone a
lump of clay lies Uncle Peter Daniels, who too early in May, took off
hi ter flannels.” And this one, Beneath this lump of clay lies
the epitaphs would give someone a chuckle in this busy old world.
12 noon - Kings Mountain Rotary Club at Holiday Inn.
6:45 p.m. - Kings Mountain Kiwanis Club at Holiday Inn.
7:30 p.m. - Bridge. rook and canasta party at the Woman's
(From the April 23, 1953 files of the Kings Mountain Herald).
Registration books will be open for the first time Saturday for the
forthcoming May 12 city election when qualified voters will choose a
mayor and five ward commissioners, and with voters in Ward 1 nam-
ing a school trustee. R
T.J. Ellison, former city commissioner, formally filed for city com-
missioner from Ward 3 and J.R. Davis, incumbent school trustee, also
filed for re-election.
The city board handled many routine matters at the recent meeting
at City Hall.
The home of Mrs. Dorus Bennett was the scene of a lovely party
Thursday night when Mrs. Bennett and Mrs. Cicero Falls honored
Miss Joyce Foster, bride-elect.
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Bessmer City Man Killed In Auto Wreck
An early morning one-car ac-
cident Saturday, April 14, killed
a 22-year-old Bessemer City man
and seriously injured a 19-year-
old Kings Mountain resident
who is a former Bessemer Citian.
Police are investigating the ac-
cident that resulted in the death
of Tracy Scott Marsh who died
at the scene of the accident that
took place around 1 a.m. on the
Bessemer City-Gastonia Road,
Highway 274, near Kirk’s
Stanley D. Day was taken to
Gaston Memorial Hospital
where he was admitted and
underwent surgery for brain in-
juries and a broken right leg.
Police investigating reported
that the car traveling toward
TRACY S. MARSH
Gastonia, ran off the right side
of the road and then swung back
across the highway turning over
several times for 30 feet before
crashing into a pine tree.
Family members of both
Marsh and Day report that it
took over two hours to get the
car’s two occupants removed
from the wrecked car which ap-
peared to be “wrapped” around
Family members of the two
said the men had been to a steak
cook-out party located near the
wreck scene and had borrowed
the 1971 Chevrolet from a friend
to go to a nearby convenience
Day who had attended.
Bessemer City High School, is
the son of Tony and Judy Day of
Best Town Road, Bessemer City.
He has been making his home M
with his uncle, Ricky Hall and i
family in Kings Mountain wh i
he is employed. ;
Marsh who also attended ©
BCHS, was employed by 1
Gastonia Sheet Metal Company.
He was the son of Mrs. Barbara =
Dean Robbins of 114 East
Maine Avenue, Bessemer City,
and Ervin Pitman Marsh of
Funeral services took place for
the wreck victim at 2 p.m. Tue
day at Zion Baptist Church
Gastonia with the Rev. San
Robbins officiating. Burial wa
in Westview Gardens. .
In addition to his parents, he i
survived by his wife, Cath
Rollins Marsh, and one son
Tracy Scott Jr., of the home
stepfather, Norman Wayne Ro
bins of Bessemer City; fou
brothers, Ryan Marsh o
Bartlesville, Okla., and Jeffrey,
Ervin and Michael Robbins, all
of the home.
Funeral services for Robert
J.T. McHaney, 48, of Hickory,
who died Saturday,were con-
ducted Wednesday afternoon
from Morning Star Baptist
Church in Hickory with the
Rev. Webster E. Lytle officiating
and interment in Southside
Mr. McHaney was a native of
Cleveland County and was
employed for 29 years by
Hickory Springs Manufacturing
Company. His father was the
late Jim McHaney and his
mother is Mary Daisy McHaney
Adams of Kings Mountain.
Surviving, in addition to his
mother and his stepfather, Col-
eman Adams of Kings Moun-
tain, are two brothers, Johnny
McHaney and Ray Thomas
McHaney, both of Hickory, and
two sisters, Sarah Johnson and
Mary Haith, both of Hickory.
Funeral services for Ollie Bell,
91, of Philadelephia,Pa., were
held Tuesday in PY; Iie
Church in Grover.
Surviving are her sister, Mary
Boyd of the home; four brothers,
Otha Johnson, Roy Johnson,
and Coe Johnson, all of Kings
Mountain, and Fletcher
Johnson of Jacksonville,Fla.
Funeral services for Forrest
Dover Jr., 39, of 1315 Shady
Oak Terrace, Gastonia, who
died Friday in an automobile ac-
cident in Kings Mountain, were
conducted Sunday at 3 p.m. at
Kings Mountain Church of God.
Rev. David Looney officiated.
Burial was in Mountain Rest
Dover was the son of Pearl
Mullinax Dover of Kings Moun-
tain and the late Forrest Dover.
He was married to Arlene Dover
and was a disabled veteran, hav-
ing served in the U.S. Army. He
was a member of the American
Legion and Veterans of Foreign
gory Ol 1 C] m er | Cl
MRS. M.R. ADAMS
Funeral services for Mrs.
Esther Reid Adams, 78, of
Gastonia, mother of Mrs. Dick
Hunnicutt, were conducted Sun-
day afternoon at First
Presbyterian Church, Gastonia,
where she was a member.
Dr. James G. Stuart, Rev.
Frank Mayes and Rev. Steve
Caddell officiated. Graveside ser-
vices were held Tuesday morn-
ing at Oakwood Cemetery in
survived by a daughter,
Ethel Mae Tywan of the home; a
brother, Van Blalock of
Philadelphia; and a sister,Mar-
tha Ann Taylor of Kings Moun-
Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel
Johnson, 69, of 106 Valley
Road, York, S.C.,who died Tues-
day at the Rock Hill Convales-
cent Center, were conducted
Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m.
from Mt. Hopewell Baptist Statesville
Church in Lockhart,S.C.,by the Mrs. Adams, widow of Minor
Rev. M.R. Glenn. Interment : :
Revere Adams, died Thursday.
She was a native of Richburg,
S.C., and daughter of the late
Thomas B. and Molly Reid Reid.
was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Johnson was a member
of the Long Branch Baptist
Surviving, in addition to his |
She was a graduate of Winthrop
College and a teacher in the
Gastonia . School System. She
served as a pastor’s aide and cir-
Surviving are two sons, M.R.
Adams III, and William Preston
Adams, both of Gastonia; two
daughters, Sarah Abernethy and
Esther Reid Hunnicutt, both of
Gastonia, and nine grand-
Funeral services for J.D.
Moses, 47, of Route 2,
Blacksburg, who died Friday
from injuries sustained in an ac-
cident, were conducted Sunday
at 3 p.m. at Antioch Baptist
Church. Interment was in the
Moses was a native of
Cherokee County, S.C., and son
of Ernest Wesley Moses Sr. and
the late Elizabeth Dover Moses
of Blacksburg. He was a member
of Antioch Baptist Church and
was retired from Burton-Dixie
Survivors include his wife,
and Donna Rena Moses, all of
the home; five brothers, Howard
Moses and Ernest Wesley Moses
Jr. of York, Marvin Moses and
James Robert Moses of Gaffney
and Junior Moses of Blacksburg;
six sisters, Dorothy Mae Pruitte
of Gastonia, Julie Ann Stewart
of Kings Mountain, Ann Ingle
of Lincolnton, and Louise Moses
Love, Wilma Moses Bolin and
Ruby Lee Manning, all of
Rev. Raymond Crow, Rev.
Ansel Center Jr. and Rev. Joey
Duncan officiated at the rites.
Mrs. Lottie Louella Rawlin-
son, 35, of: 30 Green
. Letters To The Editor
Centennial Was Superb
To the editor:
The good folk at First Presbyterian Church did a super job in plann-
ing and carrying out the plans for the 100th anniversary.
The Herald did a splendid job in covering the celebration.
Rev. Ben T. Ormand
Library Means Much
To the editor:
I would like to take this opportunity to tell you how much the
school library means to my children. It helps them when they need to
do reports, essays, and to read maps. It helps them to enrich their
vocabulary. They learn how to read a card catalogue and use an index.
It also supplies information on interesting subjects from the en-
cyclopedias. They have the opportunity to choose books from a wide
spectrum of classes of books. They also have the opportunity to learn
about computers and how to use them. Without libraries, our children
would be at a loss because we could not supply the books and materials
that are available to them there.
Mr. and Mrs. Larry McDaniel
(Parents of Lee McDaniel, Central School).
Students Like Library
To the editor:
The library at KMSH has proven to be very useful to me during the
past three years. Not only is it a place where many types of books are
available to the checked out, but it also serves as a place for students to
study before and after school or during lunch.
For students wishing to do research, encyclopedias and reference
books are offered. There are shelves loaded with information on many
The library subscribes to many newspapers and magazines of in-
terest to young people.
The library staff members, Mrs. Griffin and Mrs. Pruette, are
always willing to help students, making the library more inviting.
I have enjoyed using the school library since I've been at this school,
St.,York,S.C., died Wednesday
at Divine Saviour Hospital in|
York as a result of injuries’
received in an automobile acci- ©
Funeral services were con-
ducted at 3 p.m. Monday from
Galilee Baptist Chrch in York by
the Rev. B. T. Blocker, the Rev
Sammie E. Jackson, the Rev
Alfrd Jackson,the Rev. G. L
Patton and Rev. James Thomp-
Mrs. Rawlinson was a |
member of the Galilee Baptist
Church where she served as
Youth Director of the Young =
Adults. a member of the
Deaconess Board, treasurer of |
the musical choir, Sub-Teen
Choir, president and Sunday
School teacher. She was also a |
member of the Community -
Development program and =
treasurer of the Sands River Up- 'f ##
per Division Young Adults / #5
Association. She was a 1966/8
graduate of Roosevelt High
School in Clover,S.C. She receiv
ed ham, 0Vistanding young’
Surviving are her husband,
Thomas Lee Rawlinson,Sr., of
the home; two sons, Thomas Lee
Rawlinson,Jr. and Eddie Vinson
Rawlinson, both of the home;
her mother, Emma Bell Lee of
Clover,S.C., a brother, Eddie
Oates, Jr. of
Washington,D.C., six sisters,
Emma Jane Rawlinson, Bobbie
Nelle Cooley, Eliza Virginia Lee
and Glender Lene Lee, all of
Landover,Md., Martha Ann Lee
of Gastonia and Rutha Mae
McMackins of Kings Mountain.
In lieu of flowers,the family
has designated memorials to the
Galilee Baptist Church Building
Fund, York, S.C.
and I along with other students find it a useful and valuable place. 2
Bike Safety Urged :
To the editor:
The North Carolina Bicycle Committee would like your help with
Bicycle Week in North Carolina which is April 28 through May 4. We
want to see a record number of communities planning bicyclerelated
activities for all ages and hope your community will participate.
In addition, the committee is looking for individuals, schools, media,
civic organizations and local governments who are making outstan-
ding contributions to bicycling in North Carolina. We need our help in
locating these important people. Hopefully you wil know several
groups or individuals you can nominate for special honors.
Bicycle and highway safety is of great concern to all citizens and
bicycle activities are practiced by people of all ages but particularly by
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young people. We urge all bicycle riders and motorists to be aware of i:
and practice courtesy and safe driving habits. i
Judi Wallace, chairperson «
N.C. Bicycle Committee