Archie Phlegar Harman, 61, of James Street in Christiansburg died Tuesday in a Radford hospital.

Harman was a general manager of the Freezer & Son Shirt Factory ar Radford. Harman began working for the company when it had been a factory in Floyd. He moved with the plant to Radford in the late 30’s and was later named general manager.

Surviving are his wife, Reba Slusher Harman; a daughter, Miss Kathy Elizabeth Harman, Madison College, two sisters; Mrs. Blanche Parrish, Mrs. R L Lucas, Christiansburg, a brother Thomas H Harman, Blacksburg.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3pm at the Main Street Baptist Church with burial in Sunset Cemetery.

7-9-1970 The Montgomery News Messenger


Veronica Lynn McCoy, infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Clifton Lee McCoy of McCoy died Wednesday in a Radford hospital.

Also surviving are her grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Harry Byrd Saville, Mr. & Mrs. William S McCoy all of McCoy.

A graveside service was held Wednesday at McCoy Cemetery.

Hoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg handled arrangements.

7-9-1970 The Montgomery News Messenger


Lacy Gratton Sweeney, 78 died Wednesday, July 8, 1970, in a Christiansburg hospital. He was a retired carpenter.

He is survived by his wife, Verna Guynn Sweeney; four daughters, Mrs. Ruth Harman, Salem, Mrs. Evelyn Davis, Tampa Florida., Mrs. Norma Jean Price, Bedford, Mrs. Bobby Criner, Pembroke; three sons, Clarence A Sweeney, Pembroke, James W Sweeney, Salem; Howard I Sweeney, Blacksburg; two brothers, Milton Sweeney, Roanoke, Dewey Sweeney, Allen Junction, WV, Mrs. Edna Reedy, Corinne, WV, Mrs. Gaynie Lovern, Mrs. Rushie Lovern, and Mrs. Mae Cupp, all of Blacksburg.

The funeral was held at 2pm Friday , July 10, 1970 at Trinity Methodist Church, Ellett. Interment was in North Fork Baptist Church Cemetery, Ellett. The services were conducted by the Rev. Albert E Gringrich and the Rev. H D Sawyer.

Mr. Sweeney’s grandsons served as his pallbearers.

The Hoy Funeral Home Blacksburg, handled arrangements

7-14-1970 The Montgomery News Messenger


Mrs. J Lauton Huffman

Kathryn Pfadt Huffman of Wilmington De formerly of Blacksburg died Monday July 6, 1970, in Wilmington following a long illness. She was the wife of J. Lawton Huffman who was affiliated with Hercules Inc. during their residence in Blacksburg.

A native of Alleghany County, Mrs. Huffman was graduated from National Business College, Roanoke and attended VPI and Frostberg State Teachers College.

Surviving other than her husband are a daughter, Miss Petra Kay Huffman, Wilmington,De.Her mother Mrs. Don E Forester, Birmingham Mi.; a sister, Mrs. T B Burton, Virginia Beach; a half sister, Mrs. Donna Chapman, Lawton, Ok., and her mother-in-law, Mrs. Helen Robertson, Roanoke.

A graveside Service was held at 11:30 AM Wednesday, July 8, 1970, at Sherwood Memorial Park, Salem. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, in Mrs. Huffmans name.

7-14-1970 The Montgomery News Messenger.


Brother Dies

Kermit Roosevelt Phillips, 61, of Indian Valley who died Tuesday, July 7, 1970 in a Roanoke Hospital was a brother of Mrs. Maudie Gillimore of Blacksburg.

The funeral was held at 2pm. Thursday July 9, 1970 at Maybery Funeral Chapel, Floyd with interment in Montgomery Cemetery.

7-14-1970 The Montgomery News Messenger