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Date: October 12, 2002

Great website -- hat's off to Mike Jones and Larry Wright!
 "Chur-vul", as we natives pronounced it growing up.   I've lived in several major cities over the last 20 years and without a doubt I eventually met someone who has either been-to-or-heard-of the "Little City with a Big Future".
My recollection of Cherryville during the 60's and 70's ...
Trips down Mozelle's road.... my mom's '67 Impala stationwagon was never the same;  Ironmen basketball games at Nixon Gym; "circling" the City Park, Burger Barn and Tastee Freeze on summer nights;  smuggling 6 people in the trunk of a car for the "$1.25 per carload" special at the BCKM on a Friday night; attending 1st Presbyterian Church; "seemingly endless" summer days at the Country Club Swimming Pool; C'ville High School Band trips and the annual "contests"; listening to WCHL on an early winter morning in hopes that school would be cancelled due to snow;  haircuts at People's Barbershop.
Lottaburgers from the Shake Shop;  Vanilla cokes at Allen Drug on Saturday morning;  Milkshakes from Houser's Drug (Sally Lackey's were primo!); fried fish at Poker Gantt's on Friday night;  my aunt's (Miss Soonie Stroup's) spaghetti and yeast rolls at West Elementary School; and finally, the infamous Dagwood and Fried Onion rings around midnight on Saturday night at the Triple H.
That's my quick trip down memory lane ... and growing up in Cherryville North Carolina.

Date: September 4, 2002

Never been to Cherryville but heard a lot about it at one time.. Served in the Marine Corps in the 60's with Arthur Sherrill (sp) Baxter from Cherryville who used to refer to it with many stories about growing up, etc. Sounded then like the perfect little town. Maybe I will stop there next time I am out that way..           Very good WEB site.. 

Jeff Payne, Charleston, WV..

Date: July 22, 2002


Hi I grew up all my life in Cherryville, I joined the Navy in 1984 and only get back every year or two. It would be very nice if some of the news from the Eagle could get posted on this web site.

Afloat NOC Watch Supervisor



Date: July 7, 2002

Just writing to say how your website evoked so many fond memories for me.
I spent many summers with my grandparents Minnie and John Dellinger and attended East Elementary in first (Mrs. Gold) and fourth grades. I have so many great memories it would be hard to share them all. One of my favorites is Randall's store where my brother David and I tried to get the speckled gumball so we would win money for candy.
I took my husband and daughters there right before it was torn down and as soon as I walked in they said, "Hey, Carla" just like I was there the day before instead of twenty some years ago.
Cherryville is my connection to my heritage and many of my dear
family still live there. I feel blessed and treasure my memories.
I am trying to find information on my paternal grandfather Levi Sewell Murray who was married to Evelyn Irene Dellinger.
If any one has something to share please contact me.
Thank you.
Carla Murray Greene

Date: March 1, 2002

How much fun reading all about Cherryville.  My fondest memories are of the 7 years my family lived there.  I went to school there from 2nd grade through 8th grade.  My sister Jane graduated from CHS in 1968.  My sister Ann was in the 10th grade when we moved.  We had so much fun there and still visit our friends often.  My friend Robin Beam Cox turns 48 today.  We met 40 years ago in Sunday School at the Methodist Church.  My father used to asked if we would ever stop laughing.  We haven't!  We had so much fun.  Diane Hovis, Lynn Carpenter, Denise Edwards, Robin Beam, Pat Blackwood and I.  We all had older siblings that wanted nothing to do with us.  We surprised them by hiring a taxi to "circle" Blackwoods!  Years ago when my 17 year old daughter was 10 she had to write a poem that described me.!   One of the things she said was I was a lover of Cherryville.  She knows me well.  I have kept in close contact with some of my childhood friends from Cherryville.  It was the best place to grow up.  My father Dick Malloch passed away Dec. 17, 2002 at the age of 77.  He also loved being a  Yankee living in the middle of the South.  I could go on and on but will stop.  Please feel free to email me.
I now live in Portland, Oregon.
Beth Malloch Levich



Date: September 15, 2001

Hello, I just found this site and think it's great.
I can't believe it has been 28 years since my family and I left Cherryville.
I often tell my children and friends about the summers of '64 and '65 about the bands on top of Blackwoods.....
about the fights at the Shakeshop.......about Mozelle's house (anyone who was there will understand).
They all think I'm lying, but they listen anyway........
I would love to hear from anyone from that era.....Please feel free to e-mail
David Ledford

Date: August 1, 2001

Hello All who knew my dad.....James William Aderholdt, son of Allen and Ava Lee,my grandparents who used to live on Second street...
Sadly, dad passed away on July 27,2001....He used to take me and my brother to my grandma's in Cherryville.
It was some of the best times of our lives, running and playing in the hot summer days there.
My memories of Cherryville are all good.....hide and seek with my cousins, Jeff Aderholdt, and the Beam brothers, Curtis,David, and Allen,(AKA A.B.)...
I always was in good spirits when I was in your town.
Laying pennies on the railroad tracks....shooting the "forbidden" fireworks in the street, and later, going on New Years to the "Shoots"......
Throwing dirt clods as grenades in our many ARMY battles.
Things brought to mind so many years later, some too little, some too late.
I am always reminded of Cherryville, and my times there as a young buck, whenever I see the movie "Stand by Me".
I keep a copy of that movie wherever I go....and always, always, remember Cherryville..........
THANKS, DAD....Dale L. Aderholdt
Paul Funkhouser

Date: July 22, 2001

Wow! Great work on the website!
It has been fun checking out the facts and news
and I was able to get in touch with an old acquaintance
through your "reader comments" section.
Thanks for helping current and former "Cherryville-ians"
keep up with their hometown!
Paul Funkhouser

Date: June 20, 2001

Hello All!
I am Sherry Lynne Bundy from Greensboro, NC.
My step-grandmother is Elizabeth Marshall de Mauney Blythe from Cherryville, NC. She was married to my grandfather, Dennis Calvin Blythe aka "D C" or "Butch" (he was a butcher), in 1957.
They resided in Hendersonville, NC until my grandfather's passing in the spring of 1989. She moved back to Cherryville, NC with her sisters on E. Academy St and has since passed on herself.
Her sisters still live there. Elizabeth Marshall de Mauney was a young opera singer whose career halted for a time and wrote songs for others. She composed the melody for the song written by Robert Mellin "Falling" on RCA records for the Fontaine sisters in 1953.
Among other records, she collaborated with Sam Stept, VP of Songwriters Protective Association entitled "Sing Me A Song of the Isles" Released in 1953/54. She at one time had a contract with Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)
Most of her compositions were played by symphony orchestras and in operas. She was the organist for Grace Lutheran Church in Hendersonville. She played in a concert which won her acclaim for "Lakeside Reverie" in the Alma Conservatory of Music in London, Ontario, Canada. My mother says that on several occasions she presented music to Kate Smith.
She had submitted a tune that was running against selection of the song "God Bless America". Her professional name was E de Mauney. She taught voice, music and piano for years.
I remember sitting at her grand piano in her studio room and wishing someday I would have just a small bit of her talent.
If you would like to share information, please feel free to write.
I would love to hear from you!
Sherry Bundy

Date: June 18, 2001

Just Wanted to let you know how nice it is to be able to keep up with all the home town news online....
I live out of town and can keep up with some stuff this way.
Thanks, Beth Summer

Date: April 4, 2001

Hi Larry, I saw your notice on the CHS classmates message board.
I did not know there was a cherryville website. How can I get there (the url ???)
Anyway, i really would like to check it out. I think it is great that you are doing this.
I look forward to getting your reply.
Warmest regards,
Jerry Lail 1980 CHS

Date: April 3, 2001

As a previous resident I would love to find my old freinds from 30 years ago:
David Smith, Jr., David Smith, Treasa, Alan Sipes, Kimmy Upton, Darline Black, Butch Black.
or any of the guys that lived around Dora yarn Mill around 1964-1970
Hope to find some of you or some one who knows you'all.
Thank for the help
(Tommy Allen)Roy Allen Jr.

Date: March 25, 2001

I've really enjoyed browsing your web sight.
I wish now we had driven on to tour your little town,
it reads like a story book.
We were visiting Larry Hullender's brother and sister, Bob and Louise, and were trying to gather names of ancestors.
Bob took us to the Hullender Cemetery where we took pictures and wrote down some of the markers that were hard to read.
Bob said that their grandfather, Fletcher Hullender lived in a farmhouse on Goforth road before the Cemetery,
either as a child or as an adult.
Would be very appreciative for any information regarding Fletcher Hullender or his parents, names unknown.
The next visit we make to Kings Mtn. we definitly want to enjoy a look at Cherryville.
Thank you.
Pat Hullendar

Date: March 23, 2001

Hi there...
My name is Brenda. I have a great friend that lives in Cherryville.
She loves where she is and promotes her town with such enthusiasm.
After viewing this web site, I am now thinking about flying from San Diego, CA to visit Shannon and her beautiful city!
Great Web site!

Date: March 15, 2001

Hello Cherryville From Niagara Falls, New York.....
My name is Jimmy Rojo, Son of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Reynolds.
I have been living in NY for four years now and truly miss Cherryville with all my heart.
I was down there in November to visit my family
and I did not want to leave.
Seeing this websight makes me home sick and I can't wait to come back. Everyone take card and remember, you are thought of and missed........


Date: Feb 20, 2001

I was just browsing the internet and trying to keep up with my hometown news
when I came across your website.
Thanks. It's great to know that Cherryville has it's own website.
I grew up in Cherryville and graduated in 1979. I try to get back that way when I can.
I have lived in Columbia, SC since 1988, but I really miss Cherryville.
I was just there in October, 2000 for my 20 year high school reunion.
We had the Class of '78, '79, and '80 all together. It was great!
Hope all is well in Cherryville!!

Sandra Taylor Queen

Date: April 20, 2000

Hello from the San Bernardino Mountains of California, Cherryville just lost one of the finest citizens ever. Annie J. Black passed away on April 12, 2000. She was the great grandmother of my children Josh and Jessy Mauney. I used to visit her every chance I got. She loved Cherryville.

Thank you for this wonderful website. It brings back the nicest memories of a number one town.


Amy McLaughlin
Angelus Oaks,

Date: March 7, 2000

It is great to hear from people who graduated from CHS in 1979!  Cherryville folks are the best in the world.  Would love to hear from any of you!

Fritzi Self

Date: February 27, 2000

To Whom It May Concern

I'm totally impressed by your website.  You've made me want to come explore the wonderful city of Cherryville.  I've heard of a wonderful restaurant named Home Folks Cafe; could you please include a picture of an employee named Jane Hancock.  It would make me so tickled if I could get some brochures or any other literature you could offer about your wonderful town.  Thank you!

Evan Clapsaddle
WCU Reynolds 217A
Cullowhee, NC 28723

Date: February 24, 2000

What a joy it was for me to find the Cherryville website!  I really enjoyed spending a few hours looking around at everything.  Of special interest were the photos from 1968, the year I graduated from Cherryville Senior High.  My brother Roy owns and operates Homefolks Cafe, my brother Jr. is a mechanic, and sister Terry lives in Cherryville, along with many of my nephews and nieces.

I have been a resident of Rapid City, SD since 1976, and currently work at Western Dakota Technical Institute as the Placement Coordinator. Visiting the website has made me homesick to visit Cherryville again.  A lot of memories center around the old theater, Howell Mill, and numerous people I knew there.

I would be greatly interested in hearing from anyone who graduated in 1968. I can be reached via email at or by phone at 800-544-8765.

Keep up the good work and I will look forward to periodically visiting the web site again.

Bruce Lail
Placement Coordinator
Western Dakota Technical Institute


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