2011-08-11 / From Days Gone By

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of August 6, 1981


Elderly Howard Lockard of near

Wells Tannery works hard, tending his garden, cutting wood for his woodstove and until recently, cutting wood for his neighbors, too. You might say that he enjoys life to its fullest. But Harold Lockard is also familiar with death. For more than 60 years, he has worked as a grave digger. And he still digs graves the way he always has – by hand, using a pick and shovel. Lockard believes that he is the only grave digger left in the area who uses hand tools. At the age of 80, he has been digging graves for about 63 years, ever since he was 16 or 17 years old.

Marriage licenses: Larry Strait, Hancock, and Tina Johnson, Hancock; Vance Mc- Clain, Waterfall, and Cynthia Worthing, Waterfall.

Engagement: Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hunsecker of McConnellsburg are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Carolyn, to Phillip Durst, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Durst, Haddonfield, N.J.

Specials at the IGA: Betty Crocker cake mix, 69 cents; cucumbers, 5 for $1; boneless turkey roast, $1.99 lb.; Kellogg’s cornflakes, 99 cents; Esskay bacon, $1.39 lb;. Hi-Dri towels, 49 cents, large roll.

In the last round of the 54-hole championship tournament played at Great Cove on Sunday, Foster Earley and Jeff Sprenkle, both former champions, battled it out for the coveted title right down to the last putt on the 18th hole, in the final round of play, when Foster Earley sunk his 12-foot birdie putt to become the 1981 Great Cove Champion Golfer. Earley, who was champion for 1974 and 1975, won the title for a third time, turning in a score of 224. Sprenkle, who won the championship last year, had a score of 225.

Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. David Seville of McConnellsburg on July 26; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Terry Knepper of McConnellsburg on July 22; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Roth of Harrisonville on July 26; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Keebaugh of Hustontown on July 28.

Yvonne Strait and John Griest were united in marriage recently at Siloam Methodist Church, Harrisonville. The bride is the daughter of Jay and Marilyn Strait, McConnellsburg, and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederic E. Griest Jr., Biglerville.

Deaths: L. Dallas Brant, Harrisonville; Lloyd B. Culler, Mercersburg; Franklin Davis, Bedford.

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