An unknown correspondent from Banco on Big Creek in Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on September 17, 1926:
Mr. F.D. Lucas of Trace Fork died at his home Tuesday, Sept. 14, after a long illness. Mr. Lucas had seen the frosts of many winters, being near eighty years of age. He is survived by a wife of eight children and a host of grandchildren and one brother known as “Uncle Bill” Lucas. The four daughters are Mrs. Julia Toney of Chapmanville, Mrs. Mollie Vance of Banco, Mrs. Fannie McKinney of Crites, Mrs. Vergie Turner of Chapmanville. The four sons are J.V. Lucas of Trace Fork, B.R. Lucas of Banco, R.L. Lucas of Banco, Ralph Lucas of Vickers Branch. Interment took place at the family graveyard. The bereaved family have our heartfelt sympathy.
The school at this place is progressing nicely under the management of Mrs. Rosa Barker.
Miss Ida Rene Lucas of Logan has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.V. Lucas on Trace Fork the past week.
Everette and Jesse Justice motored to Kentucky last week.
Mr. H.F. Lucas of this place and his girlfriend of Estep motored to Chapmanville last Sunday and attended the basket meeting held by Rev. Green McNeely.
Miss Louisa Pardue of Banco was visiting her sister, Mrs. Sadie Ball at Lake last week.
Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Estep and children of this place motored to the head of Ellis Fork last Sunday and were the guests of Mrs. Estep’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Ellis.
Okey Justice of Whitman was calling on homefolks near Banco this week.
Miss Marea Lucas of this place left for Chapmanville last Sunday where she will attend high school. She will be missed by her many friends.
Miss Gay Pettit of Braxton county was the dinner guest of Mrs. D.H. Harmon last Sunday and was also accompanied to Big Creek by Miss Clara Harmon.
Miss Eva Ellis of Estep was the guest of her sister Mrs. F.L. Estep last Wednesday evening.
Mrs. Mary Hager of this place was a business caller in Big Creek last Tuesday and was the dinner guest of her son, Ted Hager.
Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Stone of Blair was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sanders last Tuesday.
Miss Ruby Bowling of Ohio, teacher of Broad Branch school, was a business caller in Banco and Big Creek Monday.
Miss Anna Ferrell of Estep was the weekend guest of Miss Pearl Hager.
Good luck to The Banner readers.