Digest of Charlton County Herald - April 1933

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays

April 7, 1933

JACKSONVILLE FIRM TO OPEN FUNERAL PARLOR. The Boree and Giddens funeral directors of Jacksonville have decided to open a funeral parlor in Folkston. It will be opened in the Passieu building on Main Street as soon as proper repairs can be made. Sample caskets will be kept on display.

MRS. LOU M. RODDENBERRY. On March 30, Mrs. Lou M.Roddenberry was laid to rest by the side of her late husband, D.F. Roddenberry. The burial was at Sardis cemetery and was officiated by Rev. W.O. Gibson, life-long friend and neighbor.

RED CROSS CLOTHES AND FLOUR. The local distribution of Red Crossflour will be limited to the present car now on hand and none will receive this in the future except those unable to work or who are in dire need. This went into effect last week. The last shipment of overalls and clothes from the same source is being given out on an application requiring those applying to show whether or not they are able to work, or have failed in crops or in securing a job, and what plans they are making toward having a garden or crop this year, if unemployed.

ELECTION CONCERNING COUNTY COURT. Judge Gibson has calledan election to be held May 9th to determine whether or not Charlton County Court will be continued or discontinued. This was the subject of much discussion in the last election. The legislature leaves it up to the vote of the people of Charlton County.

NEW HOME FOR ATTORNEY MCQUEEN. Attorney A.S. McQueenhas purchased the Poplin residence just northeast of the courthouse and will move there as soon as the house has been repaired.

TRADERS HILL METHODIST CHURCH. The Traders Hill Chapel, delayed for some time in its construction, was given a big incentive the past week when the pastor Rev. H.C. Griffin with John Colson, Oscar Burch, A.D. Royal and P.A. Hall, with some other volunteers, completed the woodwork and began the painting. This structure, 27 by 24 feet in size, will accommodate the congregation out there very nicely. Dedication will be held the 3rd Sunday of this month.

NAHUNTA NAMED FOR PIONEERTIMBER MAN. Attorney Rawls of that town has dissipated the notion that the town of Nahunta, Brantley County, is Indian. He has discovered that the locality was christened in honor of N.A. Hunter, a pioneer timber worker of that region a great many years ago.

JOE HOLT FAMILY HAS RETURNED.Joe Holt, a former citizen of Charlton, has returned and located on his farm near the Snowden neighborhood with his family.

WEDDING. Clifford Carter and Miss Georgiann Crews, Racepond, are to be married Thursday night. They have already placed their furniture in their home.

NEW BABY. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Johnson, St. George, on April 2nd a fine boy.

April 14, 1933

TRADERS HILL METHODIST CHURCH. The Traders Hill Chapel was completed this week with a coat of paint showing it off nicely. Dedication service has been postponed until the first Sunday in May.

April 21, 1933

CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS.Fifteen thousand unemployed, 8,000 more than previous estimates, will be in the quota for eight southern states in the Civilian Conservation Corps 4th Army Corps area headquarters at Fort McPherson. The states include Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Florida. After they have been selected the men will be turned over to the Army for physical examination and enrollment in the various camps.

NEW HOME FOR MILLS FAMILY. SolMills has his new home on the Kingsland Road almost completed, the same being a neat eight-room cottage on the tract of land owned by him.

MISS AMANDA NOBLES IS NEW ST. GEORGE POSTMASTER. News from Washington this week conveyed the information that Miss Amanda Nobles has been appointed Postmaster at St. George. She has been acting postmaster since the death of Mrs. King, with John Allen [King] acting as assistant. From the general reports from that community it seems that her appointment is of general satisfaction. Miss Nobles is the support of a widowed mother and has been a resident of that community for some 18 years, having grown from young girlhood there.

ODUM RAULERSON DIED. Odum Raulerson died Tuesday.He was 21 and had been living with his sister Caroline Johns at St. George. The county saw to his burial, he being a pauper.

MRS. JOHN PETTY BUILDING NEW HOME. E.L. Martin has a contract for building a farmhouse for Mrs. John Petty on the property she recently purchased from Gaddy Wainwright. He began the work last Saturday. This property lies about a mile north of old Uptonville.

J.C. LITTLEFIELD MULE DIED. One of the mules of J.C. Littlefield engaged in hauling piling at Traders Hill died this week.

WEDDING. Leroy Garad and Martha Jones, Winokur, were issued a marriage license Tuesday, same to be done by a minister who visits that place for services.

WEDDING. The return of a marriage certificate to the courthouse told us the story of a wedding performed on April 6 by Rev. Lambert Jones. The happy couple is Uptonville's most charming young people, Clifford Carter and Miss Georgia Ann Crews. They are making their home there and have started out right by beginning life on a farm.

April 28, 1933

COMMITTEE AT WORK ON COUNTY'S FORESTRY CAMP QUOTA. The allotment for Charlton County in the reforestation camps for the benefit of those designed to help familiesdependent upon them has been placed at nine. The committee appointed to look after the enrollment of these are Chairman J.C. Littlefield, Mayor W.D. Thompson, John Harris, Clerk Smith, Sheriff Sikes, Judge Gibson and Mrs. J.M. Roddenberry. Applications of those desiring to enter the service for a term of six months should be made to this committee. None will be accepted who will not contribute at least $22.50 per month to the support of dependent families. They must be of good moral character and pledge six months service.

DEATH OF L. LLOYD. Last Sunday Leonard Lloyd, after an illness of some two years answered the Final Summons and passed into the Mystic Beyond. Having lived all of his life in this immediate community he was known by every citizen of Charlton County as "Son" Lloyd. Since 1907 he has been church clerk of the Camp Pinckney Baptist Church until he was made a deacon some three years ago serving his little neighborhood church as best he could. For the past two years he has been confined practically all the time to his bed suffering from consumption. He leaves a wife and six children to mourn his departure, being Mrs. G.W. Gaffney, Clyde Lloyd and Bernie, Ralph, Chester, Cecil and Frank all of Folkston. The funeral service was held at the Folkston cemetery, Rev. J.D. Poindexter officiating.

WEDDINGS. Sunday last, Judge Gibson officiated at two marriages wherein the contracting parties were Charley Drury of Jacksonville and Mrs. Ola Higginbotham, nee Miss Ola Woolard of Folkston; and later on Willie Keene and Miss Dora King of Traders Hill. Judge Gibson married both contracting parties at his home, which is becoming the most attractive place in our community.

MEMORIAL DAY, 1933. The only celebration of Memorial Day in Folkston was by the school children who went to the cemetery and decorated the few soldiers' graves. There was no oration.

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