Files from Yesteryear: 1964


From the files of 1964

W.F. Looney Dies

Funeral services were held on January 22nd, at the Corinth West Church, for William Frazer Looney, age 73, of Route Three, Vinemont, who died at his residence on January 20th. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Callie Looney; one brother, Pachal Looney and several nieces and nephews.

Army Private Gerard G. Smith, whose parents, Mr. and Mrs. Artice D. Smith and wife, Patricia, live at 1303 Katherine Street, Cullman and other members of 1 Corps, took part in Exercise Snow Storm, in Korea. The week-long training maneuver was designed to test the corps’ ability to operate in Korean winter conditions and to measure the effect of extreme cold on men and equipment. Smith, a member of the corps’ 547th Engineer Company in Korea, entered the Army in May 1963, completed basic training at Fort Polk, Louisiana and arrived overseas the following October. The 23-year-old soldier attended Cullman High School.

Logan News

Mr. and Mrs. Troy Young were called to the bedside of Mr. Young’s seriously ill brother, Edgar Young, on Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. John W. Sinyard, Milton Sinyard and Opal Couch drove to Birmingham on Thursday, on business.

Reverend and Mrs. Alfred Coefield were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Doc Tanksley, on Sunday.

Barbee Rites Held Alton Barbee, age 19, of Route Five, Cullman, died on January 20th, at East Lake Nursing Home and funeral services were held at Duck River, with the Reverend Joe Hayes and the Reverend Vernon Willey officiating and Moss Service directing interment. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Barbee; one son, Elton Barbee; one brother, Elbert Barbee and four sisters, Mrs. Mildred Walker, Mrs. Meadie Grimmett, Mrs. Rachel Leipert and Mrs. Iona White.

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the average person, in India, consumes about a dime’s worth of food a day and an American eats $1.07 worth.

Avery Taylor Honored Avery Taylor, Decatur Group Manager for Southern Bell Telephone Company was presented a thirty -year gold service pin on January 14th. C.T. Happer, Junior, General Commercial Manager for Southern Bell, made the presentation. Mr. Taylor began his telephone career on January 8th, 1934, as a salesman in the Commercial Department, at Birmingham. Taylor has served in the position of Decatur Manager, since June 1st, 1948. Mrs. Taylor and C.D. Price, North Alabama Division Commercial Manager and several local company officials attended the luncheon, at the Decatur County Club, honoring Mr. Taylor.