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Thomas C. Dowdy
Rites Held Dec. 23
Funeral services for Thomas
Creed Dowdy, 67. who died on
Friday, Dec, 20. were held at
1 30 pm. at the Bury Funeral j
Home in Buffalo. N. Y.. on Mon
day Dec. 23. with burial in
Eltiilawn Cemetery.
A son of the late Nat .and Car
rie Dowdy he was born and
inised at Calra, Cumberland
county, and was a member of
Tear Wallet Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
Edith Dowdy; two sons, John
and Robert; one daughter, Mrs.
David Rife, all of Buffalo: two
brothers, James Dowdy, of
Philadelphia. Pa., and Nat Dow
dy, of Richmond: three sisters,
Mrs. Mary Ginn, of Goldsboro,
N. C. Mrs. John Arndt, of ■
Archbold*. Ohio, and Mrs. Re
becca Frederick, of New Jer- ;
sey: and ten grandchildren, all!
of Buffalo, a:.c. a host of nieces
and nephews.
Mrs. Anderson's
Funeral Monday
NEW CANTON. Dec. 3fr-Mjs.
Virgin a D. Anderson, 86. widow
of T. B Anderson, died Friday.
Surviving are three sons, in
cluding H. K. Anderson, of New
Canton, and Kenneth D. Ander
son. of Kingsville, Texas: three
daughters. Mrs. Prr.ton M. But
ler and Mrs. Katherine A. Jones,
of New Canton and Mrs. Mary
R Lotts, of Staunton; a brother,
M. K. Davis, of New Canton:
eight grandchildren and u
great grandchildren.
A funeral service was held at
2 p.m. Monday at the Arvonia
Baptist Church, with burial in
Mi Zion Church Cemetery.
The family requested that in
lieu of flowers, contributions be
made to the Mt Zion Memoilal
Cemetery Fund.
Kdward Sluter Is
Victim Of Thursday
Hunting Accident
ONTARIO, Dec 30 Edward
Allen Sluter. 13-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Sluter, of
Ontario, died instantly Thursday
when struck by a charge from
a .12-gauge shotgun.
Authorities said the accidental
shooting occurred when Edward
and a brother. Andrew C. Sluter,
were crossing a croc in a wood;
on a relative's farm in Lunen
burg county. One youth was
lKirsii g the shotgun to the other
when the weapon fired.
A funeral service was held at
2 p m. Saturday at Ontario
Chiistian Church, w th burial in
Friendship Baptist Church near j
Survivors also include his
grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Cor
ne’ius Sluter, of Long Island.
N. Y.
S. C. Stockner
Dies Sunday
BOR SEVILLE, Dee. 30-San
ders C. Stockner, 88. died Sun
Surviving are his wife. Mrs.
Gladys Stockner; two daughters,
Mrs. Ethel Boston, of Richmond,
and Mrs. Clyde Long of Peters
burg; a son, Thomas Stockner.
of Opp, Ala.; seven grandchil
dren and four great-grandchil
A funeral service will be held
at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Milton J.
Jennings Funeral Home, Crewe,
with burial in Sunset Hills Ceme
tery. Burkeville. He was a mem
ber of Burkeville Methodist
Mrs. Gilliam, 88,
Buried Monday
Mrs. Lelia Fittz Gilliam, 88,
widow of Edward Cook Gilliam,
died Friday.
Surviving are a daughter.
Mrs. Joseph George Vasiliou, of
Roanoke: a son, William Gordon
Gilliam, of Richmond; a sister.
Mrs. Mary Taurman, of Dallas.
Texas; and four grandchildren.
A funeral service was held at
2 p.m. Monday at the Bethel
Methodist Church with burial
Mrs. Nollie Adams
Dies Friday
PHENIX. Dec. .1(1 Mrs. Sal
lie Pugh Adams. 88. of Phfunx,
widow of Nollie L. Adams, died
Friday. She was a native of
Charlotte county and a member
of Rough Creek Presbyterian
She is survived by five sons.
H. L.. Johnnie and N. L. Adams
Jr., all of Phenix. R C. Adams,
of Cavel. N. C. and C. W.
Adams, of Spout Spring; three
daughters. Mrs. R E Price.
Miss Imogene Adams and Miss
Ruby Adams, all of Phenix;
three sisters, Mrs. Charles F.
Glenn. Mrs. O. J. Mallory, and
Miss Erma Pugh all of Farm
ville: seven grandchildren and
four great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held at I
2 p.m. Monday at Henderson
Funeral Home in Brookneal.
with burial in Spring Hill Ceme
tery. Lynchburg.
Charles Crawley
Services Thursday
Dec. .10 — Funeral services'
for Charles Wesley Crawley. 59.
a dairy farmer, who died Tues
day were held Thursday at 2
p.m. at the Cumberland Pres
byterian Church with burial
He was a member of Cumber
land Presbyterian Church, and
is survived by his father, j
Charles C. Crawley.
Rites Held For
Nathan Vassar
Funeral services for Nathan L.
Vassar, 80, who died Saturday,
Dec. 21, were held Monday at
:s p.m. at the Charlotte Court
House Methodist Church, with
burial in the Vill lge Presbyteri-1
an Church Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, i
Mi-s. Mabel Vassar; two sons,
Atwood F. Vassar. of Newport
News, and Clyde L. Vassar, of
Hvattsville. Md.: three daugh
ters, Mis. Laura E. Hamlett, of
Cullen, Mis. Elizabeth William
son, of Red House, and Mrs.
Juanita Muhich of Newport
News; two brothel's. Isaac and
Harry Vassar, both of Charlotte
Court House; a sister. Mrs.;
Blanche Smith, of Charlotte
Court House, and three stepsons.
J. W. Fears, of Richmond. Gor-!
don Fears, of Luray, and Ray
mond Fears, of Charlotte Court
Robert Jackson
Buried Thursday
Funeral sendees for Robert
Bruce Jackson. 74, who died
Tuesday, were held Thursday at
2 p.m. at Drakes Branch Pres
byterian Church with burial
He was owner of Jackson'^
Hardware Store. N
He is survived by his wife,
Mrs. Ruby Biooks Jackson; a
son, Robert Bruce Jackson. Jr., 1
of Davidson. N. C.: a daughter. 1
Mrs. Joseph L. McCoy, of Ft.
Leavenworth. Kan., and two
brothers, George Jackson and |
L. S. Jackson, both of Richmond, j
and a sister. Mrs. Elsie J. Lov
ing. of Drakes Branch.
Services Held For
Mrs. Mary Foster
MEHERRIN. Dec. 30 — Fu
neral services for Mrs. Marv
Jones Foster. 79. who died Mon
day. were held Thursday at 1
p.m. at Ash C a m p Baptist
Church. Keysville. with buiia! j
She is survived bv four daugh
ters. Mrs. Milton Foster, of Me- j
herrin, Mrs. C. O. Dunnavant. i
of Victoria, Mrs. L. F. Umphlet. i
of Waverly. and Mrs. C. M ,
Broswell, of Windsor; five sops,
Charlie Foster, of Ontario. Mari
on J. Foster, of Raleigh. N. C.,
W. E. Foster, of Windsor. Zack
Foster, of Suffolk and Harvey
Foster, of Portsmouth.
Mrs. Townsend, 70,
Rites Thursday
KEYSVILLE. Dec. 30 — Fu- i
neral services for Mrs Add’.o
Shook Townsend. 70. who died i
Monday, were held Thursday at j
3:30 p.m. at Ash Camp Baptist 1
Church with burial there.
She is survived by four sons, j
Monroe. Clarence and Ray
Shook, all of Keysville. and Wil
liam Shook, of Raleigh. N. C.:
a daughter. Mrs. Bertha Smith,
of Lakeland. Fla.: a brother,
Willie Childress, of Keysville
and two sisters. Mrs. Dora Drum
of Keysville. and Mrs. Lessie
Childress, of Salisbury, Md.
'Jfre n©8 Hu
Mrs. McCraw Is
Buried Tuesday
AMELIA, Dec. 30 — Funeral
services for Mrs. Louvena M.
McCr.aw, who died Dec. 22 were
held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Salem
Methodist Church, Amelia
county, with burial there.
Tlie widow of W. Rufus Mc
Craw. she is survived by two
sons, Roy S. McCraw, of Hamp
ton, and David W. McCraw, of
Richmond: four daughters, Mrs.
Georgie M. Dawson Mrs. Alice
Easter, Mrs. Annie Easter and
Mrs. Beulah Williams, all of
Amelia: two brothers. Heath B.
Mldkiff and Lawrence J. Mid
kiff. both of Amelia, and two
sisters. Mrs. India M. Coltrane
and Mrs. Bessie M. Trueheart.
Hospital News
There were 75 patients Mon
day morning.
Mrs. Allie Oertel. Farmville;
Mrs. Henrietta Brown, Hamp
den-Sydney: Mrs. Allen J. Pur
cell, Norfolk; Mrs. Eunice Jack
son. Crewe: Miss Clydie
Vaughan, Pamplin: Mrs. C. T
Brightwell. Randolph: Burl
Clements. Keysville: Miss Wan
da Fleshman, Evergreen: Win
field Addleman. Crewe: E. W
Kidd, Victoria.
Also, Mrs. Tracy Slough.
Crewe: Miss Jacqueline Large,
Burkrville: Mrs. P. C. Costner
Enterprise, Ala.: Christopher]
Frazier, Farmville: James Con
ant, Burkeville: Mrs. Susie]
Wilson. Farmville: Mrs. Maude•
Stiles. Farmville; Mrs. E. E
Cook, Farmville: Mrs. Fannie
Wilkersnn Pnosnoet
Also. Marvin Lee Meadows,
Meherrin: Mark Benning. Farm
ville: Mrs. W. J. Johnson.
Prospect: VV. J. Clark. Keys
ville: Miss Shelia Mans, Co
lumbia: J Marshall Putney. Sr,
Cumberland: Mrs. J. H. Bentley
Keysville: Mrs. Freddie Cham
bers. Farmville; Miss Pattie Mc
Coy. Farmville: Eddie Lambert.
Hampden-Sydney: Miss Myrtle
Bradshaw. Rice.
Also, Mrs. E. T. Forester.
Farmville: H. C. Scott. Saxe:
L. G Hooe. Cartersville: Her
bert Cundiff. Blackstone; Mr;
Oca Jennings. Crewe: E. C. Hud
son. Chase City: Douglas Ray
mond. Farmville: David Evans,
Farmville; Mrs. Susie Wade
Cullen: Donald Spillman. Farm-1
Also. Sanders Stockner. Burke
' ills': Miss Doris Hankins. Vic
toria: E. R. Duffey, Keysville:
Mrs. R. L. Martin, Farmville;
Mrs. W. O. McCIung. Farm
ville: D. T. Billings, Farmville:
Mrs. C. H. Lorh, Farmvillo;
Miss Eugie Watson. Wylliesburg:
Mrs. E. T. Rozster. Saxe: W.
n. Whitter. Prospect: Howard
Hancock, Farmville: William
Micer Farmville, and Mrs.
Sarah Agee, Farmville.
Mr. and Mrs. James Jones.
Farmville. boy. Dee. 24.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brown.
Jr.. Pamplin, boy. Dec. 2n.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Card. Wyl
liesburg, boy, Dec. 28.
Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Elsaesser,
Meherrin, girl, Dec. 27.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Watts,
Keysville. girl. Dec. 27.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence StreaL
Victoria, bov, Dec. 28.
Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Finney,
Burkeville, twin girls, D c. 28.
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Wilson.
Cumberland, girl. Dec. 20.
Dec. 23 — J. J. Walden, Mrs,
A. H Smith, T. E. Locke. Jr.,
and Mrs. Maltha Anderson.
Dee. 24 — Mrs. S. R. Wat
son. Mrs. A. J. Purcell, Mrs.
Raymond Pembleton, Mrs.
George Anderson, Mrs. Willis El
liott. Mrs. D. M. Barker. Mrs.
Lillian Streat, W. M. Penick,
O. L. Clark, Mrs. Blanche Woot
en, Leon Jones, n, Mrs. Mary
Chambers, E. J. Ragland. Gro- j
ver Gormus, Yefton Lann, Mrs. j
H. P. Witt. Mrs. Ethel Davis.
Miss Nancy Watson, William
Hughes. David Waddell. Burl
Davis. Mrs. Mary Woodson, el. j
W. Land. Mrs. G. V. Conner. Wil-;
ham Micer. Mrs. C. H. Lane,
and Mrs. Lula Andrews.
Dec. 25 — Mrs. Maude Stiles, J
Mrs. Allie Oertel, Miss Carolyn
Trent. Mrs. Robert Jackson,
and Burl Clements.
Dec 2fi — Mrs. -W. O. Me-;
Clung, Mrs. T. V. Owen. Mi’s, j
Georgia Wood, and Mrs. Otha!
Dec. 27 — Miss Wanda Flesh- j
man. Mrs. P. C. Coslie, W. A.
Wilson. Miss Jacqueline Large,
Mrs. Pearl Jones. Mrs. F. O.
Johnson, Miss Shelia Manz, Har
ry Vassal-. Miss Janet Scott,
Marvin Meadows, and M r
Evelyn Brown.
Dec. 28 — 'Miss Pattie Me-;
Coy. Mark Benning, and Doyle
E. Rich.
Dec. 29 — Miss Elvira Har- i
vey, Mrs. E. T. Forester, Mrs.
Mary Hemmings, Sam Jiles, and
David Evans.
New Year’s Events
'Continued from Page 1)
relaxation with a host of foot
ball games to vie for the atten
tion of the armchair quarter
backs. the promise of a brisk
day for the hunters, and the pos
sibility of snow for the s'eigh
riders. ;
Schools operated by the;
Prince Edward School Founda
tion will reopen on Thursday.;
Jan. 2, and schools operated by ;
the Prince Edward Free School
Association will reopen Monday,
Jan. 6.
Jones Named
Manager Of
Dillwyn Bank
DILLWYN. Dec. HO — Kenneth
L Jones, of Arvonia. has been
promoted to the position of
manager and vice-president of
the Dillwjx office ot the Vir
ginia Nat.nPial Bank here
Join's succeeds J. H. Spessard
who is retiring Dec. 31.
Jones has been with the bank
since 1932. He is a graduate of
William and Mary College.
He is married to the formet
Miss Betty Scott, of Northamp
Spessard Retires
(Continued from Page 1)
seeded by Kenneth L. Jones, of
Jones said they definitely
would contact Mr. Spessard fre
quently for advice of various
The bank is a continuation of
the old State Bank of Arvonia,
which was organized in 1906.
Spessard served as director for
seven years. In 1936 the bank
was moved to Dillwyn and the
name was changed to the Buck
ingham County Bank.
Spessard has seen the bank
grow tremendously during his
association with the Dillwyn
Bank. For example, the deposits
of the State Bank of Arvonia
were about $150 thousand and
now they are about four and one
fourth million dollars.
spessard was in the pumwoon
business in Buckingham County
for 34 years before going into
He was born in New Castle,
Craig County, and is the son of
the 'ate Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel
He was graduated at Hamp
den Sydney College in 1919,
where he received a 3A degree.
He is a World War I veteran.
He c.ame to Buckingham coun
ty in 1919, and is married to
the former Miss Marian Pitts,
of Arvonia. They have no chil
He is a member of the Buck
i"g'ham County Ruritan Club, a
member of the Commonwealth
Club of Richmond, and is a
member of the Arvon Presby
terian Church at Arvonia.
Asked if he had .any hobb'es.
lie replied, “no." But he does
like to hunt and fish and. “I
am a sports follower," he said.
Spessard, a man with a color
ful personality, does not look his
(>5 years. He says he is not quite
sure how he will spend his time
now but he is available for any
thing that comes his way.
Spessard added "When this
hits you, you think the world has
come to an end. but maybe I'll
be a little better off: things will
work out, they always do!"
With a bit of humor in his
voice Mr. Spessard said." Re
tiring is the one time you hear
good things about yourself.”
Spessard a familiar figure
around the bank will be greatly
missed, as he retires he carried
with him the effection and res
pect of all his associates at the
Employees of the bank say
they hate to see him go.
Former KVG Crew Member
Newest Forest Warden Is Also
Youngest In Protective Corps
Considering the p e rs o n a 1
qualities looked for in selecting
local forest wardens, the recent
naming of George I.itnvood Cox,
Jr., to the post at the age of 21
is an honor of considerable pro
'Lindy' Cox now is one of
Pure.' fklward county's 28 local
wardens all located so as to
give complete geographical cov
erage in the watchful protection
afforded timber resources.
•'Local wardens are the back
bone of our fire control sys
tem." declares Forester May
nard Stoddard, fire chiel in the
multicounty Farmville District
Virginia Division of Forestry.
Many of the wardens are
farmers whose business opera
tion means they are around
their area most of the time.
Lindy is no exception, since he
has already taken over manage
ment of the farm enterprises of
liis father tlu* late G Linwood
Cox. former county game war
den who had once been chief
forest warden in the county.
Was in KVG CrCw
Lindy is no stranger to forest
fires, having accumulated ex
perience as a member of the
KVg . ■ . Keep Virginia Green
. . . while a vocational agricul
ture student at Worsham High
"Careful selection provides
Fire Laws
(Continued rrom page D
be taken and the warrants issued
When the siren is sounded by
an approaching emergency ve
hicle the drivers shall pull over
to the right side of the road, as
nearly parallel to the side of
the road as possible and come
to a complete stop, without
blocking an intersection. The
driver shall remain stopped un
til the emergency vehicle has
passed, or until instructed by a
police officer.
"We realize that most of the
drivers do not intentionally de
lav or block the emergency ve
hicle." Bloomfield said, "but we
must enforce this ordinance for
the protection of the homeown
er, whose life or property may
be in danger."
Mail Carrier
(Continued from Page l)
parting was all occasion for
both sadness and gladness. The
first because of the separation,
the latter for the evidence that
service to fellow citizens had
been performed by such loyalty
and devotion in the Postal De
Unchanging Element
It was a long time ago that
Watson Elliott made his first
round over unpaved country in
a Model-T. which was “put in
winter quarters” in favor of
horse and bustev for the cold
months. Now its a "gleaming
tail-fin auto a1; the year round,
but for 42 years one thing
didn't change.
That was the attitude with
which he approached his job.
In accepting the commendation
and watch recently, he said
simply. "I tried the best I(
The 1.400 peo’)l> . . . four to
a daily rural box load of about
370 . . . served for 42 years
probably could attest to that.
Beetle Invasion
(Continued from page 1)
gus, whose spores are carried
by the beetle. These expanding
bluish streaks permeate the
wood reducing its value through
Brierley called the invasion
“one of major proportions.”
News Summary
(Continued trom page 1)
mined to get as many qualified
Republicans as possible to run
for the nomination. It was re
ported earlier he had approach
ed Henry Cabot Lodge. U. S. am
bassador to South Viet Nam.
clined last week, apparently be
cause of seasonal factors such
as year-end selling for tax losses,
profit-taking and a light volume.
The AP 60-stock average clos
ed Friday at $284.60, down 50
cents from the previous week.
the county with a good, respon
sible man in every area." Stod
dard says. Easily available at
the local warden's place is the
supply of fire tools in the road
side boxes familiar to every Vir
ginia motorist. They're' nevet
far away from the equally fa
miliar signs identifying the resi
lience of the warden and read
ing “Report Forest Fires Here."
Stoddard explains that the Di
vision of Forestry looks for cer
tain qualities in selecting local
wardens. “We seek out men
who are well known and te
spected in their communities,
men with oi reputation for tak
ing to responsibility naturally,"
he explains. “They also have a
basic interest in timber proper
ty and an appreciation of the
value of this natural resource,"
the fire chief adds.
Local wardens are reimbursed
at an hourly rate for actual
time spent in fire fighting, but
they don't make much at it.
Their interest., concern-and pub
lic • spiritedness are' the real
prime-movers in building the
corps ol locaJ wardens.
Keep Close Watch
“Tlies men keep a close
watch on things." says Stod
dard. "Most of the time they’re
at the tires when we arrive.
They'll stay with the fires as
king as we need them, and
sometimes that amounts to all
The major Job of local war
dens is 1 re suppression, or get
ting them as quickly as possi
ble. but they have enough inter
est .and stature that their tips
about fire prevention often bear
fruit in safer conditions.
In a few words, die local war
dens are a quick-strike corps
manned by 'take-charge' sort of
fellows and with their tool
boxes of rakes, axes and fire
hooks, they're handy to have
Ask Jack Dowdy, who as chief
county warden heads up the or
ganzation. About, his newest
warden. Lindy Cox, Dowdy de
clares: "He'll fit tight in."
LINDY COX, 21, newest of Prince Edward County’s 28
! local forest wardens, stands by the familiar fire tool box and
sign at his farm home near Worsham.
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