Files from yesteryear: 1964

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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. 

E.H. Self Dies 

Earsey H. Self, age 68, of Garden City, died on January 19th, at Cullman Hospital and funeral services were held at Mount Carmel, on January 21st, with the Reverend J.T. Farmer officiating and Moss Service directing interment. 

Survivors include two sons, Carl and Charles Self and three daughters, Mrs. Ethel Baldwin, Mrs. Wayne Bussey and Mrs. Beatrice Young. 

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. 

Mr. and Mrs. Grady Wright, of Eva, spent a few days with his sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Tucker. 

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. 

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.