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General Interest : December 20th, 2018 Meeting of RCHS
Posted by Linda Cottrell Liss on 2018/12/13 9:30:00 (21 reads)

Greetings, fellow Roane County Historical Society Members & other interested Roane Countians:
Just a little reminder that the DECEMBER meeting of the Society will be held on Thursday, Dec. 20th at the Roane County Library, 7 p.m.
Please make an effort to attend since this will be our LAST MEETING for 2018. Important business regarding declining membership & the future of Society's newsletter will be discussed. MEMBERS ARE URGED TO ATTEND. We do not meet for the Winter months of January-February.
Linda Cottrell Liss, Correspondence Secretary

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General Interest : September 2018 RCHS Meeting to be Held One Week Earlier
Posted by Linda Cottrell Liss on 2018/8/29 8:30:00 (184 reads)

Due to needed preparation & finalization of plans for the 24th Annual Genealogy Fair sponsored by the Roane County Historical Society, the September meeting of the Society will be held on the 3rd Thursday, SEPTEMBER 20th rather than the 4th Thurs. The annual fair will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 at the Heritage Park Community Building in Spencer, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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General Interest : Roy Jackson "Jack" Nida, Jr. Passes from Life to Everlasting Life
Posted by Linda Cottrell Liss on 2018/8/29 8:19:37 (164 reads)

Obituary: WV Gazette-Mail 8/29/2018
Roy Jackson Nida Jr., well known as "Jack", was the only son of Roy Jackson Nida Sr. and Ruby Gladys Looney. He was born on 2 Dec 1930 in Amma, WV and passed away at the age of 87, on August 24, 2018.
He attended Amma Elementary School and Spencer High School, where he won the school championship in table tennis. Jack joined the U.S. Air Force and spent the next four years at Lockland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX, as a Supply Sergeant. Jack attended Charleston School of Commerce, where he graduated with a diploma in Accounting. He also attended Morris Harvey College, now Charleston U., where he studied Chemistry and Engineering. He worked at Union Carbide and founded Advanced Chemical Products/Neoprene International Corp. He lived at Amma, Boston, Chicago and Atlanta.
Jack married his lovely wife, Norma Jean on August 28, 1959. He had two children: Randall and Sandra. Jack had a daughter-in-law, Zuany, and three grandchildren, named Randall, Jr., James Jackson and Thomas Jefferson.
Jack enjoyed playing musical instruments, writing, gardening, genealogy, traveling, hunting and fishing. Jack was a small business owner, musician, veteran and writer. Jack was the author of "The Family Von Nida, from Germany to America 1262-1998." He attended historical society meetings and was member of the Sons of the American Revolution.
The family would like to express our thanks for the wonderful help and care given to him. Jack's biggest concern was caring for his wife, Jean, after she suffered a stroke. We all think he did a great job taking care of her. "We will miss you, Jack. Rest in Peace."
Memorial Service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, August 30,2018, at the Newton Baptist Church, 790 Hollywood Rd., Newton, WV 25266.

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General Interest : 24th Annual Genealogy Fair
 Posted by Linda Cottrell Liss on 2018/7/27 16:25:53 (252 reads)

MARK YOUR CALENDARS - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2018, Heritage Park Community Building, 110 Church Street, Spencer, WV 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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General Interest : RCHS Celebrating 25th Birthday
Posted by Linda Cottrell Liss on 2018/6/20 15:15:46 (210 reads)

The Roane County Historical Society, Inc. is celebrating its 25th Birthday! MARK YOUR CALENDARS. Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, June 28, 2018, 7 p.m. at the Roane County Library, 110 Parking Plaza in Spencer. As part of the program & celebration members and guests are invited to bring an item of personal historic interest; a book, photo, a treasured plate or other memento to "Show and Tell." Cake and ice cream will be served.

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