Digest of Charlton County Herald - February 1925

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays

February 6, 1925

MR. NOAH B. KING DIED. The village of St. George was shocked and grieved to learn of the death of N.B. King, which occurred Monday morning at 7:00 o'clock after an illness extending over several months. He was born in Richmond County, Ga. and has been a prominent citizen the last twenty years in St. George. Besides his widow and four children he is survived by three brothers and two sisters. The funeral was held at St. George Tuesday morning and interment in the St. George cemetery.

MR. HENRY A. RENFROE DIED. Mr. Henry A. Renfroe died in Orlando Monday and the body was brought to Jacksonville Tuesday. The funeral was held at his home Wednesday. Mr. Renfroe had many friends in Folkston where he once made his home and where he married the daughter of Mr. S.F. Mills, Sr. He was a large owner of Folkston property and contributed liberally to the school and both Methodist and Baptist Churches.

NEW FOLKSTON POSTMASTER. The patrons of the Folkston post office will be interested to learn that Mrs. B. Fay Mills has been appointed postmistress.

February 13, 1925

PASS NEEDED TO CROSS TOLL BRIDGE. Citizens of Charlton County desiring to cross St. Marys bridge are requested to call at the office of Clerk of Board of Commissioners for a pass. After ten days no one will be passed unless in possession of a card. O.F. Wilson, Clerk

February 20, 1925

WEDDING. A marriage of interest in the community was solemnized last week when Miss Vera Dinkins became the bride of Mr. Otis E. Johnson at the home of Judge J.J. Stokes. Mrs. Johnson is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Dinkins and the bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Johnson. The young couple will reside on a farm on Route One.

MR. A.P. BANKS DIED. A.P. Banks, age 27, passed away Sunday at the home of his brother W.E. Banks after an illness of ten days with pneumonia. He came here to attend court and while here pneumonia developed. His four brothers, W.E. Banks, W.G. Banks, B.L. Banks and J.R. Banks were with him during his illness and death. The remains were taken to Cuthbert to be buried in the family burial lot beside his parents.

MR. MACK CREWS DIED. Mack Crews, 32, shot himself through the heart at the home of his sister, Mrs. J.O. Williamson in Ortega yesterday. He had been almost an invalid for several years, his sister told the county detective who investigated the case. He suffered with curvature of the spine. Besides Mrs. Williamson, another sister and two brothers survive him. He was unmarried. Other relatives are Mrs. L. Perry of Folkston and James and Andrew Crews of St. George--Jacksonville Times-Union.

BILLYS ISLAND SCHOOL. Miss Knox has gone to Billys Island to assist Miss Clark in the school there.

LITTLE ALBERT SIDNEY STEWART IS BORN. Mr. and Mrs. George Stewart announce the birth of a fine baby boy on March 17th. The little one is named Albert Sidney.

GOWEN FAMILY MOVES TO FOLKSTON. Mr. J.V. Gowen has moved his family from their home at Traders Hill to the residence he recently completed on Main Street. They moved to take advantage of the school facilities offered here.

(No issue on microfilm for February 27th)

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