Page 2AKINGS MOUNTAIN HERALD-Thursday. June 14, 1984 Celebration Will Show How Great State Is The celebration of America’s 400th anniversary is being billed as the celebration to end all celebrations-a full three years of events to com- memorate the first English settlement in America. Most counties of the 100 in the state are planning celebrations beginning in July. Many are already sponsoring events and there will be many more between now and the end of the celebration in August, 1987. This celebration is about what happened 400 years ago when the English landed, about what happened before they got here, and about everything that’s happened since. The celebration is expected to touch the lives of all Tar Heels from every corner of the state and is much more than a nostalgic look into/our past. Governor Jim Hunt, who was in Winston-Salem for the state meeting of the American Legion and Auxiliary over the weekend, says the planned celebrations are the best chance to show the world what a remarkable place this state is. He said the state’s investment in these programs will pay us back in decades in increased tourism as well as new knowledge and understanding. He said it will also reward us with a new pride in our heritage as North Carolinians. He added his invita- tion for all of us to join in the excitement as we take vacations this year and join in the celebrations in the Outer Banks and in other historic areas of the state. ; The Arthur Patterson, Sr. descendants reunion held at Patterson Grove Baptist Church Sunday was a celebration of 126 members of the clan who enjoyed a bountiful feast served picnic style under the huge oak trees in the church yard. Those who previously had the pleasure of hearing Dr. Bob Patter- son, Professor of Religion, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, were look- ing forward to this occasion. Dr. Patterson was not only speaker for the reunion group, but also guest speaker at the morning service at Patterson Grove. During the morning service, Dr. Patterson presented the congregation with an artists drawing of the first white wooden church occupied by the congregation until 1922. Dr. Patterson reports something new for the Genealogical Record of the Pattersons each gathering of the clan which has now become a tradition every two years. He hopes to bring new material when he goes to England on a teaching assignment and visit to the Patterson emigration area in Ireland. A surprise gift from the Earnest Lee and Laura McGill family to Dr. Patterson was a highlight of the occasion also. Rufus McGill, an expert in woodcrafting, presented him with a beautiful table made of various woods with brass hinges. Rufus paid tribute to Dr. Bob for making the 1100 mile journey for all the previous reunions. Mark Patterson, grandson of the Dewitt Pattersons and son of Jack, presented an interesting review of all the Pattersons serving in the Civil War. Becky Falls Scism, 1984 coordinator for the reunion, announced the 1986 coordinator would be Dennis Patterson. The oldest person in at- tendance was Willard Mrs. Grady) Patterson, born in 1894. Ellen (Mrs. Clarence) Patterson Plonk, born in 1886, is the oldest living member of the Patterson clan in the area. New Arrivals Mary Darlene and Michael Bell of Kings Mountain have announc- ed the birth of a daughter, Lakeisha Nicole, June 11, at 2:38 a.m. at Cleveland Memorial Hospital, Shelby. The baby weighed 7 pounds, Lib Stewart She has two sisters, Shanda, 6, and Sharlene, 3. Grandparents are Nancy and Willie James Bell of Kings Mountain and Mary Burris of Shelby. Great-grandparents are King Rosboro of Shelby and Bubba Wade of Kings Mountain. 000 Angela and Robert Ray of Kings Mountain have announced the birth of a son, Andrew Robert, June 5, Cleveland Memorial Hospital, Shelby. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Somes Ray and Mr. and Mrs. Ray: Bronson of Shelby. Great-grandparents are Mr. and Mrs Howard Patterson and Everette Bronson of Shelby and Notra Roberts of Blacksburg, S.C. Great-great-grandmother is Cora Blanton of Shelby. Jimmy King Honored Rep. Olin Phillips of Blacksburg, S.C., recently honored the late Jim- my King, who passed away recently with cancer. A certificate which was presented to King’s sons, Marty and Phillip King, read: “Upon the untimely death of this courageous man who was a former Jaycee, city police officer and Vietnam veteran; who will be missed by all who knew him and loved him, I, Olin Phillips would like to express sincere sympathy to the family of Jimmy King.” King, a Kings Mountain native and the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ellis King, was a Blacksburg city policeman and was active in the 145 ounces. B ] HUMPHRIES 3 ‘MOORESBORO- ‘Beulah Juanita H. Humphries, 85, of Route 1, died Monday at Cleveland Memorial Hospital. A native of Cleveland Coun- ty, she was the daughter of the late Lawson “Ben” Moore Humphries. She was mar- ried to the late A. Glenn Hum- phriés. She is survived by four sons, Boyce Humphries and Gene Humphries of Gaffney, S.C, and Edward Humphries and Mickey Humphries of Mooresboro; six daughters, Prella Arrowood of Mooresville, Irene Harmon and Elma Harris of Mooresboro, Margaret Bat- chelor of Gaffney, Evelyn Ridings of Chesnee, S.C., and Janice Clements of Hickory; two brothers, Gotha Humphries of Mooresboro and Lassie Hum- phries of Cliffside; three sisters, Beuna Robbs of Kings Moun- tain, Doris Bailey of Gaffney and Mrs. O.Z. Brown of Foun- tain Inn, S.C.; 26 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Camps Creek Baptist Church, where she was a member, by the Rev. Robert Toney and Dr. Charles Moss. Burial was in the church cemetery. AMOS ROBERTS Amos Belton Roberts, 68, of Route 1, Grover, died Monday at Cleveland Memorial Hospital. A native of Cherokee County, S.C., he was the son of the late Siles James and Haney Green Roberts. He was a member and deacon at St. Peter’s Baptist Church in Grover and was a member of Star Lodge Number 5 of Grover. Survivors include his wife, Lula Amae Tuft Roberts; five sons, Rev. EM. Roberts and Amos Roberts Jr. of Kings Mountain and James Roberts, Leon Roberts and Odus Roberts, all of Grover; four daughters, Mahalia Roberts, Geraldine Logan, Kathy Feemster and Dora Houze, all of Grover; four sisters, Odessa Roberts and Isbell Williams of Bridgeport, Conn., Selena Boulware of Shelby and Laura Brooks of Washington, D.C.; and 22 grandchildren. Arrangements will be an- nounced by J.W. Gill and Sons Funeral Home of Kings Moun- tain. BITURRIES and Ida jaycees for a number of years. - MARGARET PETERSON "Margaret Victoria Moore Peterson, 52, of Battleground Road, Grover, died Monday. She was the daughter of the late Ervin and Betty Davis Moore. Survivors include her hus- band, David Peterson; six brothers, Willie Moore of Winston-Salem, B.R. Moore, Bobby Moore, and Clifford Moore of Kings Mountain, and RK. Moore and David Moore of Grover; and two sisters, Nan- cy Adams of Kings Creeks, S.C., and Alpha Bowens of China Grove. Services were conducted Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Eastside Baptist Church in Blacksburg by the Rev. Maurice Hampton. Burial was in the Antioch Bap- tist Church cemetery. MICHAEL McINTYRE Funeral services for Michael Eugene McIntyre, 23, of Alta Vista, Va, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Frank McIntyre of Kings Mountain, were conducted Monday afternoon at 4 p.m. from New Bethel United Methodist Church in Alta Vista, interment following in Alta Vista Memorial Park. The rites were conducted by Rev. Henry Andrews. McIntyre was killed in an automobile accident near Lyn- chburg, Va., and his fiancee, riding with him, was seriously in- jured. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Don McIntyre, two sisters, Phyllis and Nancy, and a brother, Wayne McIntyre, all of the home; and his grandparents, Frank and Ila McIntyre of Kings Mountain. VENNIE A. GUINN Funeral services for Vennie Adams Guinn, who died Friday, were conducted last Wednesday afternoon at 4 p.m. from Ebenezer Baptist Church. Rev. D.C. Wilson officiated at the rites and interment was in the church cemetery. JW. Gill & Sons Funeral Home was in charge of ar- rangements. MAYE H. HENDRICK Funeral services for Maye Hoyle Hendrick, 66, of Cher- ryville, who died Thursday, were conducted Sunday at 4 p.m. from St. John’s Lutheran Church of Cherryville of which she was a member, interment following in the church cemetery. Rev. Harold Skinner and Rev. Charles E. Page officiated at the rites. A native of Lincoln County, she was the wife of the late William Ambrose Hendrick and daughter of the late Robert Lon- zo and Junie Frances Canipe Hoyle. She was a retired employee of McGill Clinic and a former employee of Dr. F.M. Houser of Cherryville. Surviving are her son, Joey Hendrick of Houston, Texas; brother, Robert M. Hoyle of Vale; two sisters, Alda Houser of Vale and Alma Turner of Charlotte; and a granddaughter. Memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, West Church St., Cherryville, N.C. 28021 or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Carpenter’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. GERTRUDE ROSEBORO Funeral services for Gertrude Roseboro, 51, of Route 1, who died Sunday in the Kings Moun- tain Hospital, were conducted Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. from Gethsemane Baptist Church, interment following in the church cemetery. Mrs. Roseboro was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church and the daughter of the late Walker and Hattie Wilson. Surviving are her husband, Marve Roseboro of Shelby; three brothers, Fred Wilson of Florida, Johnny Wilson of Kings Mountain and Arthur Wilson of Washington, D.C. and one sister, Annie Mae Camp of Kings Mountain. Rev. James Mintz officiated at the rites. W. FRANK HERNDON Funeral services for W. Frank Herndon, 73, of Bethlehem Road, who died Friday at Cleveland Memorial Hospital after several year’s illness, were conducted Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. from Bethlehem Baptist Church. Rev. Roland Leath and Rev. Sam Murphy officiated at the rites and interment was in the church cemetery. Mr. Herndon was a retired farmer and native of Cleveland county, son of the late Walter H. and Pratt Fulton Herndon. He was. a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Evelyn Dixon Herndon, of the home; three sons, W. Roy Hern- don and Ray Herndon, both of Kings Mountain, and Coyt Herndon of Shelby; one brother, George Herndon of Rock Hill, S.C. and eight grandchildren. MRS. EDITH HARMON Graveside services for Mrs. Edith Davidson Harmon, 84, of 656 Fittswalter Drive, Winter Park, Fla., who died Monday in Humana Hospital at Brandon, Fla., were conducted Wednes- day afternoon at 2 p.m. from Mountain Rest Cemetery. Mrs. Harmon was a native of Cleveland County, daughterof the late John Thompson and Martha Bolin Davidson. She was widow of Jerome B. Harmon Sr. and a member of Anona United Methodist Church of Largo, Fla. Surviving are her son, Jerome B. Harmon, Jr. of Winter Park, Fla., one daughter, Nedra Wysong of Valrico, Fla., two brothers, Sylvester Davidson of Palo Alto, Calif. and Hubert Davidson, both of Kings Moun- tain, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. WALTER PATTERSON Funeral services for Walter S. Patterson, 46, of 8100 Margrace Road, who died Thursday, were conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. from Davidson Memorial Baptist Church by Dr. Bobby Ridge, interment follow- ing in Shelby’s Sunset Cemetery. Mr. Patterson was a native of Cleveland County, son of the late Marion Lemuel and Mattie Moss Patterson. He was employed as a truck driver for Nehi Royal Crown Bottling Company. Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Joan Good Patterson; three sons, Keith Patterson of Shelby and Seth Patterson and Derek Patterson of Kings Moun- tain; four daughters, Angela Carpenter and Judy Patterson of Casar, Tammy Bolton of Shelby and Monta Patterson of Kings Mountain; four stepdaughters, Paula Goforth and Trenda ~ Carpenter of Kings Mountain and Tina Leach and Andrea Smith of Charleston, W. Va., two brothers, Lemuel Patterson and A.W. Patterson of Shelby; a sister, Mildred P. Pearson of Shelby; and six grandchildren. 3% Golf Tourney Set Kings Mountain Women’s Golf Association will host the annual June Handicap Tournament this Saturday and Sunday at Kings Mountain Country Club Golf Course. Tee-off time is 9 a.m. Saturday. Golfers who want to participate in the tournament are asked to sign up in the Pro Shop at the club. In event of rain, the tournament will be rescheduled. Local women golfers participated recently in May Day Play Day ac- tivities and played golf in the Foothills League tournament hosted by the Lake Hickory Countrv Club members in which 90 women played. Mary Leigh Broadwell of Kings Mountain won top honors in the May Day Play Day at the local club. 0 In the Foothills League. competition at Lake Hickory, Lynn Mauney won second low gross in first flight and Margaret Williams won first low net in first flight. Others going to Lake Hickory for the day of golfing were Susie Howard, Linda Rome, Connie Ledford, Ann Pouchak and Mary Leigh Broadwell. Auxiliary Wins Awards Five members of the American Legion Auxiliary from Unit 155 brought back a number of awards from the state convention in Winston Salem this weekend. The local unit won first place for its history, written by Elizabeth Stewart, second place in both community service and constitution and by laws, a certificate for its participation in the aging program by volunteer service, a honor roll certificate, and department citation for meetings all its obligations to the VA&R program and membership. District 23 president Myrtle Christenson won two plaques for having all five units goal in membership in her district and in giving to veterans and their families. Attending the meeting were Arlene Barrett, Myrtle Christenson, Orangrel Jolly, Ruth Gamble and Lib Stewart. Representing the American Legion Post 155 was Joe H. McDaniel. Comings And Goings Mrs. J.H. Arthur and her daughters, Mrs. George B. (Marion) Thomasson and Peggy (Mrs. Winston) Miller of Burlington have returned from Washington, D.C. where they visited Shirley (Mrs. Robert) Kinneman and Dr. Kinneman who live in the Mount Vernon section of Washington. Mrs. Kinneman is daughter of Mrs. Arthur. They made the trip by car and also took the occasion to visit Mount Vernon and other scenic areas in the nation’s capital. Slants By Gary Stewart Editor's Note: We thought our readers might enjoy the follow- ing column written by Roger Bryant, associate publisher of the Monticello (Iowa) Express, in which it first appeared. It has since appeared in several publications. It's a gem, and as an editor of a weekly newspaper, I can identify with much of what he writes, and I believe our readers will find it in- I’ve always wanted to be an editor. You know, a real journalist. The guy who knows everything about what’s going on in the world, all the latest rumors, the real reason why some public official’s secretary quit her job. I've wanted to be the guy who sits behind the cluttered desk at an old typewriter, wearing a stretched out gray sweater, and have a pencil behind my ear. Maybe even wear one of those green plastic visors. Oh, I've been a publisher, and an associate publisher, an ad manager, computer operator and paste-up person, but never editor. At a real newspaper those jobs are just the support system for the editor. This week our editor, John Peterson, is on vacation. And I thought that after 15 years in this business my opportunity had finally arrived. Wrong. Mike Kent got the job. Mike is filling in for John, and somewhat reluctantly told me last week that I could write John’s col- umn if I would keep it clean. I was elated. Writing a column is the best of both worlds. You can knock out brilliant prose and you don’t really have to know anything. My column would be in John’s spot on the editorial page and if I didn’t sign it no one would know the difference. John has been named best columnist in the state in our circulation category two years in a row, but that’s no hill for a climber. Look at Don Kaul for example. His qualifications for column : writing are that he’s balding, has a moustache, rides a bike and has quit one job after another in the state. I qualify for three out of four. I asked Mike Sunday afternoon how his new job of editor was go- * ing. He said it was going fine. He asked me how being a columnist was going and I said I couldn’t think of anything to write about. Mike worked 13 hours Sunday. I worked two. Monday I noticed that being the editor wasn’t all fame and glory. It means having your desk right next to the front door and answering the phone and waiting on customers and listening to grumpy people who didn’t like the way we spelled our granddaughter’s name. “Reporting” means writing up church notes and meetings and deciphering illegible handwriting on 4-H club news. It means translating abbreviations and trying to figure out what the bride’s mother wore from a wedding form stained with punch. I also found out that being editor means you have to explain to irate parents why their son’s name can’t be left out of the police report even | if they have been a subscriber for 50 years. By noon Monday, I had decided that being a journalist was problably the lesser of two evils. But I still hadn’t started a column. Then it hit me. I was like a banner headline in three-inch letters and red ink. Every time a journalist has writer’s block (that’s the technical term for a blank mind) he writes about someone’s mother. John wrote about meeting his mother just last week. I remembered telling my mother on the phone last week about my terrible cold. She told me how to cure it and I think the local medical people should take note. After reminding me that I shouldn’t smoke, she passed this informa- tion along. Clip and paste it to your medicine chest. Mix together: 1 tsp. sugar, 1 tsp. mineral oil, 1 tsp. sulpher, 1 tsp. ginger, juice of one lemon, 2 oz. 100 proof whiskey. Top off with boil- ing water to make an eight-ounce drink. Drink the mixture and go to bed immediately. A rubber bedsheet on the bed is good because the patient will sweat profusely. If you double the sulpher in the recipe, according to my mother, you will stop smoking. If you double the mineral oil, youll be afraid to cough. Hurry home John. Stewart’s aa eo i ee if § 4 \ i

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