Early Days for 5-16

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By Marie Cox



May 15, 2003

John Raymond and Mary Lee Keltner of Columbia will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday.

Norma Dee James and Terry Lee Garmon will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, May 24.

Merica Durbin of Campbellsville received a nursing academic award from Western Kentucky University's College of Health and Human Services when she was recognized in a ceremony on April 19.

Corey Clarke of Campbellsville has been named a United States National Award Winner in physical education by the United States Achievement Academy.

Cadet Joshua Bryan Pike will graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. on Saturday, May 31.


May 20, 1993

Rufus Hansford, owner of Hansford Auction and Realty, has been elected first vice president of the Ticket Maker and Auctioneer Association Inc.

Charles and Gayle Phillips of Campbellsville announce the birth of a son, Charles William Burr, on Thursday, April 15, at 6:56 p.m. at Taylor County Hospital. He weighed 9 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

Two Campbellsville students were honored by Eastern Kentucky University at its Mass Communications Day. Jim Miller was named an outstanding high school broadcaster and Max Wise was named an outstanding high school journalist.


May 16, 1983

While celebrating their 37th anniversary, Willard and Delma Wise drove to Hatfield, Ark., to rendezvous with some 2,000 other bikers, complete with motorcycles, jackets and a group logo.

Nelle B. Vaughn of 509 N. Central Ave. announces that his daughter, Karen Elizabeth Vaughn, is engaged to marry Robert Vance Hayes with vows to be exchanged June 11 at 6 p.m. at Lowell Avenue Baptist Church.


May 24, 1973

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Tom Gray on the arrival of their new 8.5-pound baby girl. She was named Melanie Carol.

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Wilson were in Friendship, Ind., attended the gun show and antique fair on Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank P. Smith attended commencement exercises on Sunday, May 13, at Eastern Kentucky where their daughter, Janet Page Smith, received a degree in elementary education.


May 23, 1963

A historic moment will be reached in the history of Campbellsville Baptist Church as the cornerstone in the new building will be put in place on Sunday, May 26. The attractive stone will have two dates inscribed on it. The first will be 1791, which marks the date of the church's organization. The church came into being while this section was still part of Virginia. The church was in existence a year before the formation of Kentucky as a separate state. This calls attention to the fact that it was the first church of any faith in this area of Kentucky, Dr. J. Chester Badgett states. It will also carry the date of the erection of the present structure, 1963.


May 21, 1953

Taylor County received a record-breaking 7.58 inches of rainfall in the first 19 days of the month. It rained 16 of the first 19 days of the month.

Funeral services for Owen C. Davis, 64, were Tuesday, May 19, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

Lydia Edwards, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. Lee Edwards, won first place in the Poppy Poster Contest conducted among elementary students at Campbellsville Grade School.


May 20, 1943

Mrs. Walter Hoskins was taken to Louisville on Thursday where she is recovering at the home of her sister, Mr. J.W. Abell.

Mrs. Thurman Marcum, Miss Ethel Shaw and Miss Laura Sue Wilson were hosts to a shower on Saturday night at the home of the latter for Mrs. Donald Doyle, of Lexington, recently Miss Elizabeth Hackley.

Mr. and Mrs. U.V. Walker spent Wednesday and Thursday in Owensboro visiting his mother, Mrs. R.J. Walker, who is ill.


May 18, 1933

Alvin Pike, 50, tax commissioner of this county, died on Friday at his home on Pike's Ridge. Besides his widow, he is survived by four daughters, Ellamae, Nellie, Hazel and Marie Pike, and four sons, James, Russell, Raymond and Garnett Pike.


May 17, 1923

Miss Ada Steele and Charles F. Sanders were married on Saturday evening at the Baptist parsonage by the Rev. H.S. Summers. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Steele of Dannville.

Mr. and Mrs. O.C. Wright of Gary, Ind., were here last week, guests of relatives and friends.


May 15, 1913

Mrs. Mary Montague Baker, wife of H.E. Baker of this city, 65, died last Thursday at her home on Jackson Street. She leaves eight children.

Mr. Taylor Moss purchased from Buchanan-Lyon Co. Inc. last week a Ford touring car.