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Ex-Easton Man is Struck by Car, Dies

ARROYO GRANDE-- Two traffic victims died in the Arroya Grande Community hospital here yesterday afternoon following separate accidents.

The dead were John Wesley Slavens, 82, of Grover City and Glenn W. Simmermaker, 39, of Oceana.

The Grover City police report Slavens, a retired Easton area rancher, was struck by a car at 9:20 a.m. as he was crossing the street in the crosswalk of Ninth and Grand Avenues.

The police said the car was driven by Roy L. Sprayberry, 70, also of Grover City.

Slavens suffered head injuries and died at the hospital at 1:15 p.m. The accdient is still under investigation.

Slavens was a native of Iowa and moved to Grover City from Easton 15 years ago. He was a member of the Arroyo Grande Presbyterian Church and the Easton American Legion.

He is survived by his widow, Estelle, of Grover City, a sister, Mrs. Maude Vollar of New Jersey, and four brothers, Herbert of Kerman, George of Easton, Gaylon of Sacramento, and Ed Slavens.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. in the Grensted Chapel in Grover City. Burial will be in the Arroyo Grande Cemetery.

Fresno (California) Bee, November 3, 1966.