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Feb. 7, 1957-June 27, 1957

Posted 2018-07-05

Feb. 7, 1957

    The body of Saylor (Peach) Huffman Lutz, 61, who lived near Conicville west of Mt. Jackson, was found lying face down in Swover Creek in his home community about 4:30 p.m. Sunday. The body was found lying in about six inches of water…hospital pathologist in Winchester told officers that he did not believe death was caused by drowning. He was the son of the late Martin Luther and Josephine Amanda Lutz. He was a veteran of WWI. Surviving are four children, three brothers and three sisters. Burial took place in Arlington National Cemetery.


Feb. 28, 1957

    Married. Miss Nancy Steadman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I. Franklin Steadman of Mt. Jackson, and Mr. Martin H. Cannon Jr. of Washington, D.C., Jan. 22.


March 14, 1957

    High school to select “Miss New Market.” Candidates are Sue Cloude, Nancy Helvey, Mary Ellen Rice, Jean Windle, Lola Beedle, Linda Neff, Judy Skeens, JoAnn Miller, Virginia Long, Virginia Zirkle, Patsy Litten, Luva Kagey, Betty Lou Jones, Judy Long, Karen Powell, Anna Bowman, May Lloyd, Betty Powers, Barbara Showman, Geneva Wellard, Alice Olinger, Betty Neff, Imogene Good, Lois Hottle, Lona Phillips, Lois Stover, Anna Belle Phillips, Bernice Stroop, Bonnie Kipps, Dorothy Phillips, Shirley Zirkle, Mary Beahm, Fleta Wellard, Anna Lee Buhl, Mary Ann Roadcap, Margaret Tusing.

    Mrs. Anna Lee Link Hepner, 30, wife of Mr. Leonard Hepner of 23 Underwood Place, N.W., Washington, D.C., was fatally injured in an automobile accident Sunday night at 7:45 o’clock in Clarke County on Route 340 in a two-car smash. Her husband, Leonard Hepner, son of Mr and Mrs Charles Hepner of the Conicville section suffered lacerations of the forehead and right knee. Mrs. Hepner was born at Toms Brook, a daughter of Mrs. Stella Link Coffman and the late Russell Link. Surviving are a daughter Sandra Lee and a son Larry Link Hepner, and her mother. Burial was in Saumsville cemetery.


April 4, 1957

    A grand jury in Shenandoah County Circuit Court indicted Chester Wheeler Frye, 33, on the charge of “feloniously killing and murdering” Harry Cleary, 64, in Mr. Cleary’s home at Hudsons Cross Roads, west of Mt. Jackson on Feb. 27…The commonwealth contends that Cleary was burned to death and that Frye did the burning. Frye, who lives in the Front Royal area, has a wife and four children.  Cleary lived alone as a bachelor.


April 24, 1957

    Mrs. Verlin R. Proctor Jr. of Shenandoah Caverns announces the marriage of her daughter, Gloria Ann, to Davis Coiner Rosen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde C. Rosen Sr. of Mt. Crawford on April 20 in Hagerstown, Md.


May 2, 1957

    In Shenandoah County Circuit Court on Tuesday, a jury found Chester Wheeler Frye, 33, not guilty of having murdered Harry Cleary, as charged.


May 16, 1957

    Triplett High School Graduates. Patsy Ann Baker, Peggy Baker, Charles David Barb, Richard Eugene Barb, Derwood Lee Clem, Larry Steven Click, Wanda Gay Craig, Gene Allen Dellinger, Sonja Maureen Dellinger, Anna Lee Emswiler, Douglas Odell Estep, Annalee Hope Frye, Lois Ann Funkhouser, Leannah Catherine Harpine, Allen Eugene Hawkins, Wanda Jane Heishman, Samuel Richard Hottle II, Nancy Catherine Jordan, Juanita Odessia Lantz, Richard Andrew Markley, Delores Marston Miller, Ralph Marion Miller, Thomas Walter Miller, Dorothy Mae Reid, Janet Lee Ruby, Frances Fay Ryman, John Felix Sanders, Larry Roger Showalter, Richard Luther Tusing, Gloria Lee Tisinger, Tansy Noreen Vann, Thelma Arehart Weatherholtz, Harriet Yvonne Zerkel.


May 24,  1957

    1957 New Market High School Graduates. Carl H. Blosser, James S. Blosser, Weldon E. Good, John W. Henry, Robert L. Howerton, Richard L. Lamma, Charles W. Miller, Harold E. Richman, Wayne Shirkey, Jacob L. Spitler, John D. Waybright Jr., John D. Zirkle, Luther A. Zirkle, Imogene Good, Luva A. Kagey, Patricia Ann Litten, Lucy Virginia Long, Janice A. Stroop, Shirley Ann Weatherholtz, Gladys Virginia Zirkle, Virginia A. Zirkle.


June 27, 1957

    Miss Anna Bowman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orville J. Bowman Sr., of New Market, and Mr. Larry R. Strawderman, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Strawderman, were married June 21.