Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun
Chronicle dated 2/26/1970.
2/26/1970 - Peggy Sue Conley, 8, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Noble
Minnora, died Saturday, February 21, from effects of a gunshot wound
Officers investigating the shooting said that it appeared to have
an accidental shooting. The child was at home with her two
and two sisters, the parents having gone to a nearby house which was
consumed by fire when the accident occurred.
An ambulance was sent from Grantsville about 10:30 a.m., and the
was brought to Calhoun General hospital. She was sent from there
to Charleston General hospital where she died a few minutes after
Survivors include her parents; two sisters, Judith and Shirley
two brothers, Richard and Kenneth Conley, all at home; the paternal
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Conley of Chloe and the maternal grandparents, Mr.
Mrs. Richard Alfred of Arnoldsburg.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the Minnora
church with the Rev. Kenneth Cruikshanks and the Rev. Johnny Alfred
Burial was in the Minnora Cemetery.