George Jacob Sligh, Jr.
Born: August 29, l923
Left This Life On Earth: August 26, l982
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To George J. Sligh, Jr.
Newberry Pistol Club will establish a perpetual memorial trophy in honor
of the late George J. Sligh, Jr., who for many years served as the clubs
president. Sligh, who died at age 58 at his home
August 26, was known as an ardent out-doorsman,
sportsman and conservationist, and because of his special
interest in muzzleloading shooting, the Newberry Pistol Club will
inaugurate The George Sligh Memorial event as
part of the Kings Mountain State Park MuzzleLoaders
Conclave. The conclave will be held in conjunction with
the two-day Pioneer Days program at Kings Mountain State Park
Sligh, a member of the Piedmont Muzzleloaders and a life member of the National Rifle Association, helped promote muzzle loading and saw it reach the prominent position it holds in this area today.
was judged to be one of the best blackpowder shooters in the
Southeast. The names of the winners of The
George Sligh Memorial will be engraved on the perpetual
trophy, which will be on display at the Newberry Pistol
Clubs range. Winners will be awarded smaller likenesses.
Proceeds from "The George Sligh Memorial shoot will be donated to the Cancer Society, and all muzzleloading hobbyists are urged to honor a great sportsman by taking part in the event. Awards will be presented the afternoon of Sept. 26 for 29 different blackpowder events. George J. Sligh, Jr. was a Newberry native, the son of Mrs. Susie Maude Wilson Sligh of Newberry and the late George J. Sligh, Sr.
He was a graduate of the 1946 class of Newberry College and was a veteran of the U. S. Army/
Corp., having served in World War II.
At the time of his death, he was a building contractor, a member of Central United Methodist Church, Gilder Creek Hunting Club, Amity Lodge No. 87 and Friendly Fire Department. He was married to Elizabeth Ray ODell Sligh of Newberry and was the father of three daughters, Karey Judith, Melinda Sue, and George-Jinna.
The Newberry Observer
Newberry, S. C., Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1982
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