Yesterday: A birthday party for Mrs. Gheen in 1954

Published 12:00 am Monday, August 7, 2017

Gene Mitchell provided this photograph to the Post. It was taken at Mrs. W.B. Gheen’s 81st birthday party at the home of Roger and Zela Evans. Mitchell says Gheen Road was named for Mr. and Mrs. William B. Gheen Sr.. W.B. Sr. was a school teacher and worked at Spencer Shops. Those in the photo, left to right, are Dale Mitchell Jr., Gene Mitchell, Owen Harrison, Roger Evans, Lloyd Shoaf, Dale Mitchell Sr., Bobby “Roy” Winecoff, Mary Winecoff Shoaf, Mrs. Dale (Sadie) Mitchell, William Gheen Jr., Mrs. Everette (Marie) Goodnight, Mrs. Owen (Daisy) Harrison, Zela Evans, Janice Mitchell, Elaine Evans, Mrs. Flodie Gobble, Robert “Rob” Winecoff and Everette Goodnight. The children at the right are Larry, Phillip and Patricia Goodnight. William Gheen Jr. and Sadie Gheen Mitchell were twins, and Gene Mitchell says there were five Gheen girls: Sadie, Marie, Daisy, Zela and Eva. Goodnight Road in Rowan County was named after Everette Goodman’s family. Gene Mitchell and actor friend Karl Rimer left Salisbury in 1961 for California, and Gene came back in 1989 after having established the top men’s hair salon in Beverly Hills. He did the original restoration on the Salisbury building, which now includes Go Burrito.

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