Twin Reporters, Oct. 10, 1935
From The Courier, Oct. 10, 1935
Sydney Thompson Obit
Cliffside, Oct. 7—Sydney Locke Tompson, aged 64, died at his home here Monday night after illness of two months.
A native of Gaston county, Mr. Thompson had been a resident of Cliffside, and an overseer in the Cliffside Mill for fifteen years. He was a steward and member of the Cliffside Methodist church.
Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Anna J. Clemmer; and the following children: Mrs. C. C. Hicks of Burlington, N. C., Mrs. Bate Morehead, Avondale,
Mrs. Louise Wiseman, of Concord, N. C., B. W. Thompson, Greenville, S. C.; Dewitt Thompson, Washington, D. C.; Mrs. Lonnie Prestwood, Lowell, N. C.; George Thompson, Francis Thompson, and Samuel Thompson, of Cliffside.
Mr. Thompson is also survived by 14 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock in the Cliffside Methodist church with Rev. H. E. Stimpson [Stimson], pastor of the Cliffside Methodist, officiating, assisted by Rev. M. W. Heckard, of Henrietts. Interment was in the Cliffside cemetery.
Mr. Thompson was a native of Gaston county, was born Sept. 18, 1871. He married Annie Clemmer on February 14, 1892. He had been an overseer of the finishing plant at Cliffside for the past fifteen years. The immediate cause of his death was double pneumonia.
Cliffside, Oct. 7—The ninth grade of the Cliffside high school gave an unusual chapel program Friday morning, September 27. The Scripture was read by Jenois Proctor. A song “Goofers,” was sung by the class. They then gave a program which was in the form of advertising with the following characters:
Mary Crow, advertising Aunt Jemima’s Pancake Flour. Russell Davis, advertising Kool Cigarettes; Jessie Lemmons, Sarah McGinnis, advertising Morton’s Salt; Sarah Allhands, advertising Palmolive Soap. Duke Hill, advertising Chesterfield Cigarettes; Coble Tate, advertising Cream of Wheat; Charles Franks, advertising Ford V-8; Joe and John Compton, advertising The Gold Dust Twins; Polly Carpenter, advertising Maxwell House Coffee; Hazel Blanton, advertising Old Dutch Cleanser.
After the playlet, the girls in the class sang and dramatized the “Rain.”
On Friday morning, October 4, Eighth-A home room gave the following program:
Scripture, Virginia Biggerstaff
Song, “Way back Home.” Class.
Poem, “If,” Mildred Callahan and Melba Clayton. Piano solo, “Flower Girl,” Grace McCurry. Play–“What’s In a Name?” David Lee Haynes [McFalls], Hollis Owens, Harold Fowler, Robert Lee Shuford, Henry Rollins.
Cliffside boys met the Cool Springs high school boys on the Forest City court [field] Friday afternoon at 3:30 for the second football game of the season. Even though our local boys lost, the game was a hard fought and each team deserves much praise.
On Monday evening, October 7, a joint meeting of the American Legion and Auxiliary, Fred Williams Post No. 1, was held with the Cliffside members. Miss Sarah Rickard gave a very humorous monologue in her own individual way. Character sketches were presented by William Allhands. Many instructive contests and games were carried out by Misses Alice David and Annabelle Logan, Accompanied by Miss Frances Buckner. Refreshments were served.
Cliffside, Oct. 3—On Sunday morning, Oct. 6, the new officers of the Cliffside Baptist church will take charge. They are as follows:
Superintendent, Mr. J. D. Brown.
Adult superintendent, Robt. Sparks.
Intermediate superintendent, Robert Hooker. Assistant superintendent, Thomas Owensby. Junior super-intendent, Harry Ingram.
Primary superintendent, Mrs. Hoyle Lovelace. Cradle roll superintendent, Mrs. Matheny.
The B. T. U. officers are: Director, Frank Mashburn; assistant superintendent, Mr. John Padgett; Mr. Harry Ingram; Mr. Albert Lancaster.
On Sunday night, Sept. 29, a good congregation enjoyed the service at the Baptist church. The temperance speakers were: Attorney B. T. Jones, Jr. of Forest City; Prof. Charles Ervin, of Forest City; Mr. D. C. Whitaker of Cliffside. All speakers made good talks.
Many relatives and friends gathered at the home of Mr. Chas. Greene to celebrate the seventy-ninth birthday of Mrs. Jane Greene. Dinner was served in picnic style at the spring near his home. After dinner as many as possible gathered in the house and sang all the old songs which reminded many of their childhood days. Mrs. Greene is in very good health at present and she enjoyed the occasion to the greatest extent.
Mr. Craig Watkins returned to Boston, Mass., after spending two weeks with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Watkins.
Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Lancaster and family visited Mr. Lancaster’s mother, Mrs. Odie Lancaster.
The Pearl Johnson Circle entertained the Junior G. A.’s at the Memorial Building and everyone reported a fine time.
Mr. T. [S.] L. Thompson, who has been on the sick list, is improving.
Mr. Louis Scruggs, near Cliffside, is very ill at this writing.
Mr. J. L. Sizemore and Mr. Clyde Hardin made a business trip to Rutherfordton Saturday.
Miss Eula Belle Sizemore was the dinner guest of Mrs. Martin Black.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Sizemore and small daughter, Helen, were the dinner guest of Mr. and Mrs. Will Dobbins, of near Cliffside.
Rev. and Mrs. Robert Roberson, of Batesburg, S. C., are visiting relatives and friends at Cliffside.
Among those present at the singing convention held at Mt. Harmony were: Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Whisnant, Mrs. C. W. Keeter and little daughter, Mary Sue and Mr. Robt. Sparks, Mrs. Bob Dedmond and Mr. Merida Jolley.
Much to the regret of many friends of Mr. and Mrs. John Harrison and family, also Miss Sara Atchley, moved to Spindale, during the past week-end.
Miss Ruby McDaniel spent the week-end with Miss Sara Atchley.
Mrs. Gagy McDaniel, of Shelby spent the past week with friends and relatives at Cliffside.
Mr. Ezor Flynn, of the Textile School at Spartanburg, visited Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Earley, Sunday night.
Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Earley were visiting in Spindale on Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Jack Atkinson returned to Florida to accept a position with his uncle, Mr. Bill Fox.
Maude Devenney is improving after being ill at her home for some time with scarlet fever.
Many members of the Cliffside Council, No. 139 of the Jr. O. U. A. M., attended the quarterly meeting at Shelby.
Any one wishing to renew their subscription or to subscribe to The Courier, please see Mrs. R. B. Watkins. Mrs. Watkins urges everyone to subscribe to this paper.
Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Lancaster and family visited Mr. Lancaster’s mother, Mrs. Odie Lancaster.
More Town News
Cliffside, Oct. 7—The men’s quartet from Gaffney sang a number of selections at the Sunday evening services of the Baptist Church.
Mr. Paul Atkinson has been ill for the past few days. Everyone is wishing for him a speedy recovery.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Keeter and small daughter, Mary Sue, were visiting in Charlotte and Cramerton, Friday and Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Wilson and daughter Caroline, of Cramerton accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Keeter on their return home, also Miss Ethylyn Keeter, who is in school at Charlotte.
Mr. George White is very ill at this writing.
Misses Charity and Callie Crawley, Mrs. J. L. Sizemore, Miss Eula Belle Sizemore and Mr. Clyde Hardin visited Mr. and Mrs. Sam Crawley, of Avondale, and also Mr. and Mrs. Addie Smart, Sunday.
Misses Mary Frances Moss and Lois Davidson were the week-end guests of Miss Moss’s parents in Garner.
Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Earley were the week-end guests of Mr. Earley’s parents.
Mrs. C. C. Tate and Mrs. G. D. Tate and children visited Mrs. Pearl Tate, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Q. L. Lemmons and family moved to Forest City Saturday. Their friends regret their leaving the community.
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Dobbins also Miss Betty McKinney, of Ellenboro, visited Mr. and Mrs. Martha Black.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe L. Jones and son, Bobby Jene of Forest city, spent the week-end with Mrs. Jones’ parents. Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Scruggs.
Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Greene visited their daughter, Helen, at A. S. T. C. in Boone, Sunday.
Rev. and Mrs. Robert Roberson, of Batesburg, were the dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Sizemore, Thursday.
Rev. Monroe Parker who is conducting a meeting at Spindale, will conduct a ten days or a two weeks meeting at Cliffside. This meeting is being sponsored by the Cliffside Evangelistic Club.
The Alda Grayson Circle met with Mrs. Charity Keeter, Oct. 7. A good number were present and enjoyed the fine program.
The friends and relatives of Mr. S. L. Thompson regret very much to hear of his death.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hamrick also Mr. and Mrs. William Smart visited relatives in Columbus, Ga., during the past week-end.
Miss Mary C. Packard visited her sister, Annie Lee, who is in the General Hospital at Spartanburg suffering from an infected foot.
Miss Lillian Philbeck of Ellenboro was the week-end guests of Miss Lois Womack.
Miss Martha Greene spent the week-end with Miss Beth Hawkins.
Mr. Ezor Flynn also Mr. Robert Wilkie visited Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Earley, Sunday.
Miss Edith Hooker entertained a large number of friends with a party Saturday evening. Everyone reported a fine time.
Miss Leola Sizemore is writing the news for Mrs. C. W. Keeter.
Mr. Quince Lemmons has accepted a position in Spindale and moved the family there last week.
Prof. And Mrs. Baron P. Caldwell of Marion, spent the week-end with Mr. Chas. H. Haynes.
Mr. Dargan Winn has moved to Spindale, where he has a position in the Stonecutter mills.
Mr. R. L. Pruett, spent Saturday in Shelby on business.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Sam Boy, Oct. 3, a son. William Jesse.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Wake Harrill, Oct. 5, a son.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Winn, Oct. 6, a son, Eugene.
Mothers and babies doing nicely. Dr., G. O. Moss attending physician.
Mr. Lewis Scruggs’ condition is reported unchanged. Mr. Scruggs is well-known in the county and resides two miles west of Cliffside.