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TODAY'S BIBLE VERSE
“A cheerful heart is a good medicine, but a downcast spirit dries up
the bones.” Proverbs 17:22.
Memorial services for David
Lee Haynes, 38, of Route 1,
Grover, who died Sunday in
Cleveland Memorial Hospital at
Shelby, were conducted Tuesday
night at 8:30 p.m. from Masters
Funeral Home Chapel by Rev.
Mr. Haynes was formerly
employed by Foote Mineral
Company. He was son of
Charles Richard and Roberta
Moody Haynes of Waynesville
and was a member of Buffalo
Surviving, in addition to his
parents, are his wife, Mrs. Wan-
da Jean Blackwood Haynes; a
Funeral services for Wilbur
Perkins, 62, of 119 Bridges St.,
who died Sunday in Kings
Mountain Hospital, were con-
ducted Tuesday afternoon at 4
pm. from East Gold Street
Wesleyan Church by Rev. Clyde
R. Goodson, interment follow-
ing in Mountain Rest Cemetery.
Mr. Perkins was retired from
Parkdale Mills and was a veteran
of World War II and the son of
the late Glenn Osborne and Lela
Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
Pauline Carroll Perkins; a son,
Glenn Perkins of Kings Moun-
tain; a daughter, Brenda Lewis
son, Hillard Haynes of the of Gastonia; his stepmother,
home; a daughter, Wanda Ada Perkins of Kings Mountain;
Elizabeth Martin of Earl; grand- a brother, Coyt Perkins of
father, Hillard Moody of Clyde; Staten, Va., a half brother,
grandmother, Rosa Lee Moody
of Waynesville; and sister,
Charleen Burris of Waynesville.
Memorials may be made to
the Grover Rescue Squad.
Ralph (Buck) Johnson, Jr., 55,
the city’s consulting engineer
with W.K. Dickson Co. of
Charlotte for many years, died
Friday of an apparent heart at-
Local city officials said Mr.
Johnson was in town Thursday
and appeared to be in good
Memorial services were held
Monday morning at 11 a.m.
from McEwen Funeral Chapel
in Charlotte by Dr. Julian Cave
and Rev. Bob Reeds.
Mr. Johnson was president of
WX. Dickson Company and
associated with the firm for
— many years. He was a member
of St. John’s Baptist Church of
Surviving are his wife; one
son, Joe Johnson of Charlotte;
two daughters, Mrs. Joy Lee
Myers of Charlotte and Miss
Jacqueline Johnson of the home;
two brothers, Joseph Johnson of
Franklin, Tenn. and Edwin
Johnson of Charlotte; sister,
Mrs. Elizabeth Foye of Eufaula,
Ala. and one grandson.
Glenn Perkins of Belmont; a half
sister, Ruth Queen of Bessemer
City, and three grandchildren.
~ FLOYD ARROWOOD
Funeral services for Floyd
Craig Arrowood, 72, of 115
Waco Road, who died Friday at
Rowan Manor Nursing Home in
Salisbury, were conducted Sun-
day afternoon from Masters
Funeral Home Chapel by Rev.
Eugene Land, interment follow-
ing in Hollywood Cemetery in,
Mr. Arrowood was a retired
carpenter and a veteran of
World War II. He was the son of
the late Lafayette and Zanie
Surviving are his stepmother,
Mrs. Madge Arrowood of Kings
Mountain; two sons, Jack Leroy
Arrowood of Nashville, Tenn.,
and Gene Herschel Arrowood of
Lowell; two daughters, Deloma
Morrow of Kings Mountain and
Patricia Frances Ruby of
Winston Salem; a brother, Ralph
Arrowood of Kings Mountain;
three sisters, Mrs. Tommy
Barnette of Kings Mountain,
Vertie Camp and Nora Camp,
both of Grover; a half sister,
Lana Arrowood of Kings Moun-
tain; and seven grandchildren.
12:00-Kings Mountain Rotary Club at Holiday Inn.
7:00Kings Mountain Kiwanis Club at Holiday Inn.
7:30-Kings Mountain Little Theatre at Park Grace Auditorium.
8 a.m. -American Legion Auxiliary yard sale at the vacant lot behind
City Auto and Truck Parts.
10:30 a.m.-Congregational reception honoring Dr. Eric Faust at
First Presbyterian Church,
7:30-City Board of Commissioners in Council Chambers at City
May weather summary, compiled by Kenneth Kitzmiller:
Total precip. 1984 1983
Maximum one day 725” 2.69”
Avg. Precip. 3.30” (28th) 72” (19th)
Year to date 23” 087”
Minimum temp. 26.54” 23.02”
Maximum temp. 36 (16th) 40 (4th, 9th)
Avg. tep. 87 (19th) 85 (12th)
Two More Special People
This community numbers many special people and this column to-
day is about two of them.
Michael N. Styers, 14, is “all boy” and “all teenager” and at Graham
School in the special class for the multi-handicapped, Michael earns
the reputation as the “soap opera king.” He keeps teachers and
classmates informed on the progress of his favorite soap opera,
“Guiding Light,” and, according to Hallie Blanton, KM school social
worker, Michael never meets a stranger. A warm, outgoing young
man, he always praises his fellow classmates and friends for their ac-
complishments and couldn’t say enough about the gift of an electric
typewriter, one of seven, that local churches had donated to the school
program and to Michael after Mrs. Blanton asked for a donation
through her church news letter.
Michael, son of Mrs. Joyce Black Styers, enjoys typing at school and
at home and using the typewriter is excellent therapy, says Hallie. Us-
ing a head pointer or head beeper, Michael is able to type without the
aid of his fingers. Typing is a favorite pastime, as well as TV watching,
keeping up on sports, and talking with friends.
The Styers family live in the Midpines Community. Michael has
been a student at Graham School seven years.
The second special person is a lady who endeared herself to the com- ;
munity as a sales clerk at Plonk Brothers. “Miss Mary,” as she was af-
fectionately called, worked at Plonk’s for 40 years and she told us one
day that she felt almost like a “fixture at Plonk’s” but that working
there and with the public was a real joy. Mary Bvangeling McGill, 80,
belied her age by her active life.
“Miss Mary” was always courteous and friendly, an employer’s
dream. She always smiled and tried to be helpful to the customer while
being loyal to her employers. The Plonk Brothers staff was her family.
Mary McGill, who died Monday, will be missed, not only by her
Plonk’s family, but by all who knew her.
Kings Mountain Little Theatre will hold its first meeting of the new
year on Thursday (tonight) at 7:30 p.m. and prospective members are
encouraged to join the regular membership.
Thursday night kicks off the membership drive and Joe Ann (Boots)
McDaniel, new president, said that everyone is invited to start off the
year with lots of discussion on upcoming plays and events.
Other new officers are Jim Champion, vice president; Chip
Caldwell, secretary; and Vivian Duncan, treasurer. Members of the
Board of Directors are Betsy Wells, Charles Mauney, Katherine
Mauney, Doyle Campbell, Howard Smith, and Steve Marlowe. John
Connor is the immediate past president.
Members of Otis D. Green Unit 155 will sponsor a big yard sale
Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. on the vacant lot across from City Auto
and Truck Parts on York Road.
Local people wishing to donate yard sales or flea market items to the
Auxiliary can call any of the members for pick-up service.
The Auxiliary recently conducted the annual Poppy Day under the
leadership of Margaret Dover, chairman, and raised over $700 for
4 olo Lz
Dr. Eric Milton Faust, who received his Doctorate Degree from Mc-
Cormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, Ill. in recent commence-
ment exercises, will be honored by First Presbyterian Church con-
gregation at a reception Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. in the church
Dr. Faust is pastor of First Presbyterian Church. He is son of Mrs.
Milton Faust of Salisbury and the late Rev. Faust.
SPECIAL TEENAGER-Michael Styers is learning to type and
it's good therapy for the delightful young man who i isa student
at Graham School.
Local Mission Supporters
Local supporters of the Dr. Kenneth McGill Mission Fund are hop-
ing to replenish the fund to help build solar energy units for the Bulape
Hospital in Zaire, where Dr. McGill is chief surgeon.
Contributions can be made at First Union National Bank or by con-
tacting John L. McGill, treasurer, at 739-5513.
Dr. McGill, whose birthday is Sunday, has been a missionary doctor
for more than 15 years. The health of natives in Zaire has improved
greatly since Dr. McGill began serving the Bulape Hospital. He also
gives several medical clinics a week, teaching the natives how to care
Electricity is an urgent need at the hospital. Electricity is not
available for certain hours every day, thus, the solar units and
generators are necessary to save lives.
Martha Jane Petersen, whose husband Harry “Pete” Petersen was
assistant pastor and First Presbyterian and Dixon Presbyterian chur-
ches in Kings Mountain in 1958 and 1959, includes a story of Dr. and
Mrs. Kenneth McGill and the Bulape Hospital in her book “God’s
Fire,” which is a first-hand look at the Presbyterian Church’s mission
program in Africa.
According to the book, the Bulape Hospital is “composed of several
buildings, some of them rather old. We saw separate wards for women,
men and children, and the record rom with charts piled in every con-
ceivable place. Then came the pharmacy, the operating rooms and the
nutrition rehabilitation ‘center, where mothers are taught to prepare
the right foods for their malnourished babies. Across the road stood
the TB village, where about 18 patients were staying for extended
treatment of tuberculosis. We also-saw the storage room for treasured
White Cross supplies, such as bandages, gowns and linens.
“We get 60 to 80 barrels of these supplies a year,” said Nancy
McGill. “We cannot survive without them.”
“Finally we saw the maternity ward where, for lack of space, two
women shared a single bed,” Mrs. Petersen’s story went on. “We have
a lot of prematures,” said Nancy, “and it’s quite amazing how many
survive without special aids like oxygen and incubators,” which the
hospital does not have.”
Mrs. Petersen added: ;
“The hospital leaves much to be desired: its buildings are old and
crowded, its equipment is anything but sophisticated, its staff work to
the point of exhaustion. Yet since its founding in the early 1920s, this
hospital has been a beacon of light in a land of much darkness, disease
....Bridgette Cuts Record
Ron Ramsey, who publishes the entertainment tabloid, “Headliners
In Review,” is impressed with a talented singer from Grover who
recently cut her first record.
Bridgette White, who performs under the name Bridgette Danielle,
recently recorded “I’m a Beach Music Girl,” which was written by
Scott Royster and Bridgette. The flipside is an original written by Carl
Smith from Columbia, “Canadian Nights.”
The beach single is on the Shuffle label and should get a lot of air
time at radio stations along the coast.
“I've always liked beach music,” says Bridgette. “Around Shelby, a
lot of people listen to beach music, but there are not bands to play it
“I sat in on part of the recording session at HMC Studios in
Charlotte, and I can tell you, this young lady has a lot of potential,”
says Ramsey. “For a first effort, this record is a good record.”
Bridgette and Royster hope the record will bring Bridgette a
nomination for Beach Music Awards Female Vocalist of the Year.
Royster recognized Bridgette’s talent two years ago, shortly after the
two met, and talked her into pursuing a recording career. She had
plans of joining the Air Force.
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“We both feel both songs have a lot of potential,” says Royster.
Dennis Beam of Shelby supplied the financial support to get the pro-
“Scott and Bridgette came to me with a demo and I liked the ideas
and the songs,” he said. “A record is not normally one of the things I
would invest in, but I felt this record had a lot of potential.”
The three felt they had a strong song in ‘I’m A Beach Music Girl”
but were still looking for another song. Reece Culbertson of HMC sup-
plied “Canadian Nights.”
Royster comes from a strong musical background. He’s played bass
in bands for years and once toured with Mary Wells. He also played
with an old group called the “Tassels,” which he recently regrouped
and added Bridgette as lead singer.
“If this record takes off, we’ll be on the road a lot,” he predicted.