1970 Marshall Plane Crash: We Remember

What are your memories of Nov. 14, 1970? Share them here.

Monday, August 10, 2009

"My heart goes out to all the families and their tremendous losses."

My best friend, Shirley Mealey and Ray Hagley, were my friends in Huntington schools many years ago.

I later lived in CA and heard of the crash and phoned quickly..finally reaching a distraught lady who answered Dr. Hagley's office phone and told me they were both in the plane. I felt so helpless!

Shirley and I had often talked and written of getting our families together while they were all young.

My heart goes out to all the families and their tremendous losses.

Barbara (Riggs) Taylor

1 comment:

Ronald Lee Fraley Sr. said...

I never knew Dr. Ray Hagley.

What impressed me was that when I drove a Jingle Bike[selling Ice Cream] for His Father in the summer of 1960..He and His wife asked to adopt me.

I sometimes wonder if they knew that my sister Linda Louise Fraley was the first cousin to Dr. Ray Hagley's wife.

I truly believe that Marshall,the community and the Loved ones of the Dr.and His wife were the real losers.


Had I accepted their offer, I would have known the Doctor and His wife and I would still be re-united with my Half sister Linda.
Plus,I would have been historically Linked to a great family.

I will never forget this tragic occurrence and regret that anyone had to lose the life of a loved one.

Retired skilled Tradesman:

Ronald L. Fraley Sr