Page 2A-KINGS MOUNTAIN HERALD-Wednesday, December 9, 1987 TESTIMONIAL DINNER—Herald Publisher W. Garland Atkins, standing, master of ceremonies, opens a testimonial dinner honoring retiring Mayor John Henry Moss, seated Thursday night. 250 People Attend Toast For John Henry From Page 1-A Moss as the $20 million dollar man lauded by News Week Magazine in the 1970s as ‘‘the man with the Midas touch.” after an article about Moss success in grantsmanship. Atkins interspersed the speech-making with tongue- in-cheek anecdotes and read a ‘make-believe telegram’ from President Reagan in which the President asked Moss to return the $20 million because the government needs it. M. L. Campbell, former teacher and KM minister, said there was no comparison with Kings Mountain of today and Kings Mountain before the Moss years. Shelby Mayor George Clay, zastoni Lr &--B Garland, and Albemarle Mayor Buddy Holt suggested that the Mayor was not retir- ing but was switching gears. Dr. James Petty, President of Cleveland Technical Col- lege, called Moss a dreamer who got things done because be believed dreams could come true with hard work and diligence to duty. Governor Jim Martin, who was absent, sent a telegram with Jim Bishop in which he said that ’it is rare in this age of mobile society for a person to be able to donate so many years of his life and said it was fitting that Moss was the last Kings Mountain full-time mayor to run Kings Mountain on a day-to-day basis. “When Gaston County goes to Washington about some of these bonds John Henry's already been there and gone’’,said David Beam, chairman of the Gaston Coun- ty Board of Commissioners. Senator Helen Marvin credited Moss with helping her start her political career.‘ ‘Kings Mountain owes a lot to John Henry Moss. We all owe a lot to him’’,she said. Although Moss has declin- ed to say what he will do after stepping down next week as mayor, several people on the program including National Park Supt. Mike Loveless and Herald ivews {Editor Lib Stewart speculated that the Mayor would remain busy. Moss, a commissioner with the South Atlantic League, a professional minor league baseball team, was out-of- town this week presiding at a meeting of 3,000 and also serves as president of the Western Carolinas League which he founded. In addi- tion, the Mayor has ties to the proposed Kings Mountain Corporate Center, the propos- ed Metro water District, the proposed Gaston Regional Sewer complex and the pro- posed hydroelectric project on Moss Lake. ABC Store To Open For Business Wednesday Kings Mountain’s first ABC Store is readying to open to the public next Wednesday, Dec. 16. Workmen at the site this week completing paving of the large parking area and completing the interior work while store personnel were unpacking stock which will be placed on shelves sometime next week. “We're real busy but we are shooting for an opening date of Dec. 16th”, said Manager Carolyn Swartz and Assistant Manager Cheryl Leach. The store will also employ two full time and three part time cashiers. PAMA FURNITURE WAREHOUSE Hwy. 321, 1 Block North Of I-85 GRAND OPENING SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12 Ted Huffman is | general contractor for the 4,000 square floor brick building with metal roof which cost $156,000. Lail Electric -Ser- vices of Lincolnton is elec- trical contractor, Hoyle Plumbing of Shelb is plumb- ing contractor and Jim Long of Gastonia is mechanical and air conditioning contrac- tor. Contractors are behind about two weeks in comple- tion date, at first operating on a Dec. 1 timetable for open- ing the new store. Kings Mountain ABC Board, which includes Andy Neisler, chairman; Roosevelt Ingram and Van Birmingham are supervising the construction and opera- tion. ESTATE APPRAISALS (704) 739-8926 JERRY L. KING, APPRAISER 603 Crescent Circle P.O. Box 1162 Kings Mountain, N.C. 28086 Obituaries FRANK SLATER Funeral services for Frank Raleigh Slater, 69, of 208 Stowe Acres, who died Tues- day in Kings Mountain Hospital, will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Harris Funeral Home by Rev. H.T. Hannah and Rev. Elbert Mills, inter- ment following in Mountain Rest Cemetery. Mr. Slater was a native of Tazewell County, Va., son of the late Chester and Nanny Slater. He was a retired truck driver and a veteran of World War II in the Korean Conflict. Surviving are his wife, Hope Tracy Slater; one son, Randy Slater of Bluefield, West Virginia; two stepsons, Jerry Tracy of Charlotte and Wallace Tracy, Jr. of Princeton, West Virginia; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Carol Farmer of Kings Moun- tain and Mrs. Brenda Mar- shburn of Bessemer City; one sister, Mrs. Eileen Owens of Pocohantas, Va., one grand- child, 13 stepgrandchildren and three step-great- grandchildren. The family will receive friends Wednesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. at Harris Funeral Home. W.IRA ENGLISH Funeral services for William Ira English, 79, of Route 4, who died Saturday at 6 p.m. in Kings Mountain Hospital, were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from Fair- field Baptist Church in Demerost,Ga., interment following in the church cemetery. Mr. English was a native of Habersham County,Ga., son of the late Cyrus and Ada Church English. He was a retired textile employee and a member of Fairfield Bap- tist Chrch, Demerost,Ga. Surviving are his wife, Inez Smith English; two daughters, Sandra Flowers and Ann Frye of Kings Moun- tain; two brothers, Avery English and Ernest English of Clarksville,Ga.; three sisters, Eula Whiting, Mozelle Smith and Lucille Holcomb of Clarksville,Ga. and three grandchildren. Rev. Jeffery Davis, Rev. Charles Masters and Rev. Guy Lee officiated at the rites. Harris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. JOHNNY McCATHEN Funeral services for Johnny Mitchem McCathen, 47, of Washington,D.C., former resident of Kings Mountain, were conducted Sunday at 3 p.m. from Withrow’s Funeral Home, in- terment following in Moun- tain Rest Cemetery. Rev. C.A. Feemster of- ficiated at the rites. A native of Cleveland Coun- ty, McCathen was the son of Jonah McCathen of Kings Mountain and the late Sudie Mitchem McCathen. He was a member of Mount Zion Bap- tist Church. Surviving, in addition to his father, are a son, William H. 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