On Friday evening last, about 6 o'clock, Mr. Stuart C. Slaven died at the home of his son, H.H. Slaven at Meadow Dale, aged 83 years.

He was a son of the late Reuben Slaven, and was born aud reared in the immediate neighborhood of Meadow Dale. Of the large family of which he was a member, three brothers and one sister survive: Messrs J.B. and T.H. Slaven, of Monterey, and Wm. Boon, of Fairly, Texas. The sister, Mrs J.H. Lindsey, resides at Bridgewater.

Mr Slaven was married in early life to Miss Sarah Fleisher, and he is survived by two sons born to this union. They are Messrs. Howard H., with whom he lived, snd Chas. H. of Crabbottom.

He was postmaster at Meadow Dale at the time of his death and had been for many years. Until a year or two ago, when an attack of pneumonia left him in feeble health, he was a man of wonderful vigor for oneof his advanced age, but since then his strong constituion has been gradually yielding, and he weakened away, the absence of suffering being a blessing and a marked feature of his closing life.

He faced the grim monster withut fear or regret, and assured his loved ones that he was waiting and ready.

Mr. Slaven was a member of the M.E. Church, South, and was not only liberal in the support of his pastor and church, but was genorous and charitable whenever a worthy subject or cause was presented.

Interment took place Tuesday morning at the family graveyard, Rev. W.S. Trimble, of the Presbyterian church, conducting the services in the absence of his pastor, Rev. A.A. Walker, who is ill.

Highland (Monterey, Virginia) Recorder, March 15, 1907.