Digest of Charlton County Herald - May 1940

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays

May 3, 1940

1940 CENSUS. Charlton County’s 1940 population count remains incomplete. When the official census time limit expired May 1st, part of Folkston, the town of Homeland and all of St. George and Moniac remained to be finished. There are only two qualified enumerators in the county, Holland Brown and Owen K. Dinkins. They have about completed the work that they were assigned.

MRS. M.T. GUY DIED. Mrs. M.T. Guy, 29, of this city, died Wednesday in a Ware County Hospital after an illness of several weeks. She was the wife of M.T. Guy, an employee of Hercules Powder Co. and made her home here for the past several years. Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Talmadge Guy, 12, and one son, Wayne, 9. Other survivors include her mother, Mrs. R.N. Hicks and a sister, Mrs. Ray Durden. The funeral and interment will take place in Savannah.

WRENCH-BROWN WEDDING. Mr. and Mrs. T.W. Wrench received a telegraph message Monday announcing the marriage of their son, Ralph Wrench, in Santa Fe, New Mexico to Miss Betty Lou Brown, of that city. He is a former employee of the Herald and has been making his home in Santa Fe where he has a position on one of the city’s daily newspapers.

MRS. NELLIE DAVIS NELSON DIED. The ashes of Mrs. Nellie Peterson Nelson, daughter of H.J. Davis and the late Mrs. Sallie Scott Davis, were buried in the Folkston cemetery last Sunday. The urn containing the ashes was brought to Folkston by her husband William Peterson Nelson. She was born in Hilliard and died in a Jacksonville hospital on April 25th. She was a member of First Methodist Church in Jacksonville. She was married first to Mr. Hobart M. Stewart of St. Louis, Mo., who died in 1927. She married William Peterson Nelson of Iowa in 1932 and he survives her. Besides her husband she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Joyce Mains; her father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. H.J. Davis; two sisters, Mrs. Violet Eubanks and Miss Ruby Davis and one brother, H.A. Davis.

CHANCEY-VICKERY WEDDING. Friends in Folkston and Charlton County of Miss Marcelle Chancey and Mr. Jesse Vickery, Jr. will be interested in their marriage which occurred last Friday in New York City. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Chancey and he is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse W. Vickery. They will make their home in New York City.

PILLOW CASE SALE. The Missionary Society of the Baptist Church met at the home of Mrs. E.H. Wright. A short business session was conducted by Mrs. Leckie who told of the pillow case sale which will be at L.E. Stokes store Wednesday, in the afternoon. It is requested that those interested in a delightful Mother’s Day gift to see the pillow cases. Any Baptist lady who wishes to contribute a pair of pillow cases to the sale should do so as soon as possible.

May 10, 1940

NEW BABY FOR HULING FAMILY. Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Huling announce the birth of a fine baby girl born Wednesday, May 8th, at their home here.

COLORED SCHOOL TERM ENDS. The Folkston Colored School closed with with satisfactory year. The term began in October with a good attendance. We have had some improvements on the building and some shrubbery and flowers. This is the first time in the school’s history that we have had eight months officially. On May 15th there will be featured a Tom Thumb wedding and on May 17th a one-act play, which will bring the term to a close. Christopher Greene, Principal; Elnora Hamler and Australia Smith.

BETHEL CHURCH IMPROVEMENTS. The second quarterly conference of the Folkston Charge of the Methodist Church meets next Tuesday at Bethel Methodist Church. Several improvements have been made there since last year. A fine flue has been built on the outside of the building, replacing the old unsatisfactory pipe. Inside a good serviceable stove has replaced the former heater.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM GRACE CHAPEL. Rev. Hughie Dixon of Grace Chapel wishes to announce that there will be no preaching services Sunday morning, on account of the “Big Day” at Philadelphia. There will be Sunday School at 10:00 and preaching in the evening at 7:30. Rev. Dixon wishes to attend the sing in the afternoon. The attendance at the mid-week meeting Wednesday night was sixty persons.

MRS. B.F. GAY SERIOUSLY ILL. The family and friends of Mrs. B.F. Gay received the news of her serious illness after an attack last Monday in St. Marys where she is visiting her daughter, Mrs. John Brazell, Jr. The latest news from her bedside is that she is resting easy and is apparently holding her own. She is a member of Bethel Methodist Church and moved back to Folkston last year with her son, Austin Gay, with whom she makes her home.

SCHOOL PRINCIPALS NAMED. The Board of Education at its monthly meeting recommended the following as principals for the coming year: Guy W. Bentley, Charlton County High School; Mayme Askew, John Harris Junior High; Marion Pearce, Folkston Grammar School. S.C. Stokes was appointed Trustee at the St. George Consolidated School to take the place of W.L. Suggs who has moved from the district.

SURPRISE BIRTHDAY PARTY. An enjoyable occasion was the birthday dinner Sunday honoring Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Wildes who have the same birthday, May 6th. He was 63 and she was 59. The dinner was planned several weeks ago and was kept secret. It came as a complete surprise as the guests came, each bearing baskets of food already prepared.

WRENCH-BROWN WEDDING. Miss Betty Lou Brown and Ralph W. Wrench were married April 29 at the Methodist parsonage in Santa Fe. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.R. Robinson of Santa Monica, California. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. T.W. Wrench of Folkston and is a member of the composing room staff of The Examiner. The couple will make their home in Santa Fe.

SCOUT CEREMONY IN ST. GEORGE. Last week the Boy Scouts of St. George met in special session for the investiture ceremony of five new Scouts: Legree Batten, Avener Holt, Lawrence Combs, Kenneth Hopkins and Rudolph Raulerson. Kerry Bussey and W.L. were made Life Scouts. Jr. Bell was made a 2nd Class Scout, Earl Hutson received two merit awards.

FEATURE STORY ON LOCAL MATTOX GIRLS. Editor’s Note: The following feature story appeared in the Atlanta Journal Magazine Sunday and will be of interest to readers of the Herald. It tells about two Folkston girls who made good in the highly competitive field of New York City.
By Virginia Tanner

The Mattox girls came home to Folkston, Ga. the other day. They came to eat home cooking, explore a bit in the Okefenokee Swamp and to just plain “loll” around for a change. It’s probably the first time in their lives that either of the Mattox sisters ever “lolled” because Lois Mattox Miller is a top notch writer in New York and Dorothy holds the position of credit manager in one of the city’s biggest hotels. They didn’t get those important jobs by “sitting around the house” either.

Lois, who is now Mrs. Oscar Miller, smelled her first printer’s ink during her pig-tail years in Folkston. She used to visit the newspaper office of the Charlton County Herald, where she and the editor’s child played at “sorting type”. Before long she was actually helping the printer during rush hours, but her career as a useful typesetter came to an abrupt end one day. She was asked to set an advertisement reading “For sale, two cows and one barrow.” A barrow, in case you haven’t heard, is a hog. Lois hadn’t heard, so she used her twelve-year-old imagination and set the type “For sale, two cows and one wheelbarrow.” The advertiser was indignant and as a result the editor suggested the little girl find another outlet for her ambitions. She started writing.

Later Lois Mattox Miller moved to Palm Beach, Fla. where the editor of a resort magazine became interested in her work and offered her a chance to do a column on fashions for him. She wrote the column all summer long. Autumn brought with it an invitation to become associate editor of a new woman’s magazine being launched in New York. Naturally she accepted the job. As if her executive duties weren’t enough she wrote regularly for this magazine under the pen name Kitty Sharp, doing a short humorous sketch for each issue. It wasn’t long before a well known syndicate purchased the rights to the Kitty Sharp pieces. They are now being used in the Sunday supplement sections of twenty-three newspapers.

After being associate editor for a while, Lois branched out and became a free-lance writer, selling articles to outstanding magazines. Most of her writing is non-fiction, with emphasis on popular medical and health problems, but no subject of general interest escapes her. Last year stories signed by Lois Mattox Miller appeared in eight out of twelve issues of a nationally known digest magazine. But that’s nothing! In a recent radio broadcast Walter Wenchell saluted Lois for what he called “A grand-slam month of publication,” and she deserved all the praise she got. Seven of her articles appeared in seven nationally known magazines in one month.

Now how about Dorothy Mattox. Her rise to fame has been just as exciting. After she graduated from Folkston High School, she took a business course in Jacksonville, Fla. No sooner did she get her diploma than she opened her own insurance agency and did very well at it too, until ill health forced her to retire temporarily. When she recovered she went to New York and joined another insurance company. From then on, there was no stopping her. It little more than the time it takes to tell it she changed to the hotel business and was promoted to her present position of credit manager.

Not long ago, her fellow workers, all men, elected her President of the East Side Hotel Credit Managers Association, which represents the nine most fashionable hotels in the city. She is the first woman to hold this office. Dorothy’s work brings her into contact with movie stars, visiting nobility and celebrities of all types. That’s why Dorothy’s journalistic sister says “Dottie should write a book!”

Friends in Folkston believe the lives of BOTH are worthy of publication. “From Folkston to Success in New York” by the Mattox girls. Perhaps some day Lois will write it.

May 17, 1940

NEW LIGHTS FOR STAPLETON PHARMACY. The brightest spot in the Folkston business district now is Stapleton’s Pharmacy. They have this week installed the most modern interior lighting system providing almost actual daylight. The new installation is the recently-developed florescent lighting fixtures which is the nearest to actual daylight of any artificial light yet devised. E.C. Gowen with the aid of Harry Harvey installed it. Proprietor E.B. Stapleton saw to it that all fixtures were in exact alignment and all cords in proper yanking distance. The store was the first business in Folkston to install a bright neon electric sign making them a real pioneer in the field of bright lights.

MRS. DELLA GROOMS GAY DIED. Funeral services for Mrs. Della Grooms Gay, 64, widow of the late B.F. Gay, who died Tuesday at the home of her daughter in St. Marys, was held at Bethel Methodist Church and interment was in Bethel Cemetery. She made her home with her son Austin, and was stricken with paralysis about ten days ago while visiting in the home of her daughter and her condition rapidly grew worse until the end came Tuesday. She was a native of Charlton County, being a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Grooms. She was a life-long member of Bethel Methodist Church, having joined this church in early girlhood. Survivors include six sons Ray Gay, Fred Gay, Charlie Gay, Austin Gay, Brantley Gay and Hamp Gay; five daughters, Mrs. M.P. Scott, Mrs. R.L. Norton, Mrs. J.A. Brazell, Mrs. M.R. Prescott and Miss Mildred Gay; eighteen grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. J.J. Mattox and three brothers, E.N. Grooms, L.E. Grooms and R.W. Grooms.

RED CROSS CAMPAIGN FOR REFUGEE FUNDS BEGUN. An active campaign for funds for the relief of suffering of women and children in the war-stricken areas of Europe will begin today by the local chapter of the American Red Cross of which Mrs. R.E. Tittle is chairman. The people of this county are urged to contribute to this cause to prevent, as far as possible, human suffering in the devastated war zone.

1940 CENSUS. Census enumerators Holland Brown and Owen K. Dinkins are at work this week completing Charlton County’s population count for 1940. Mr. Brown is in the Winokur district while Mr. Dinkins was assigned to the Traders Hill, St. George and Moniac district.

ICE PLANT SOLD TO S.M. ALTMAN. The Georgia Power and Light Co. this week announced the sale of its Folkston ice factory property to S.M. Altman. He plans an immediate installation of modern cold storage and meat curing equipment. His plans for expansion also include an installation of a modern ice manufacturing machinery in the near future. At present he obtains ice from the Waycross plant, but plans to manufacture ice here when he gets his cold storage plant installed.

WPA WEEK TO BE CELEBRATED WITH BANQUET. A plate dinner will be staged Monday evening in the high school gymnasium and will be an outstanding feature of the observance of “WPA Week” in Folkston as part of a nationwide celebration during the week of May 20-25. Arrangements are in charge of Chairman O.E. Raynor of the Board of Commissioners. The hour for the dinner will coincide with the time of President Roosevelt’s radio address to the nation if possible. Tickets to the dinner will be sold at 25 cents a plate.

MISS STOKES GRADUATES FROM COLLEGE. Miss Emily Mae Stokes of St. George will receive a Normal diploma at the Georgia State College for Women at Milledgeville on June 9th.

NEW BABY FOR ALDRIDGE FAMILY. Mr. and Mrs. Aldridge of Homeland announce the birth of a baby boy. Mother and baby are reported to be doing nicely.

DUGGANS-LLOYD WEDDING. A wedding of interest to a wide circle of friends is that of Miss Irene Duggans, a sister to Mr. Ralph Duggans of Homeland, to Mr. Bill Lloyd. The ceremony took place in Tifton, Ga. Sunday. Their many friends join in wishing for them great success and happiness.

CONTEST PRIZE FOR PERSON WHO PLANTS MOST. The Garden Club met at Miss Marward Bedell’s home last week. The business session was presided over by Miss Bedell, the president. An announcement was made concerning the offer of two prizes to two persons in Folkston who will plant the largest number of trees and shrubs by the first of April, 1941. Details will be announced later.

May 24, 1940

LOUIE PASSIEU TO MANAGE CHEVROLET AGENCY IN JACKSONVILLE. Louie Passieu, one of Folkston’s popular and well-liked young men, begins this week his active business career as manager of a Chevrolet sales agency and garage at Jacksonville Beach, which will be operated as a unit of the Passieu Chevrolet Co. of this city. He has had excellent training for this new undertaking. He will begin his career as a responsible business executive with the very best wishes of a large circle of friends here.

NEW TRUCK FOR COCA-COLA ROUTE. Our good friend, Sam Mills, Folkston’s Coca-Cola king, who undoubtedly possesses the nearest thing to a gold mine, this week purchased himself a brand-new Chevrolet truck with which to deliver his beverage to eager customers in Charlton County. The steady demand for Coca-Cola has eliminated all sales problems from its distribution. All Mr. Mills has to worry about is writing up the orders and delivering the goods. And with a brand new Chevrolet truck, his delivery troubles will be reduced to a minimum. The cab and the body of the new truck have been painted a bright yellow.

SCHOOL CLOSINGS ANNOUNCED. The schools of the county are closing on June 7th. At Folkston there is no senior high school class, owing to the reorganization on the 5-3-4 plan, which includes a junior high school group. There will be however exercises marking the promotion of some fifty pupils from junior high to senior high. On June 2 the annual school church service will be held in the auditorium. The graduation exercises will probably be the most unique yet attempted in the school and will take place on Thursday night. At St. George, there is a nice class graduating from the Senior High. Class night will be observed May 24; the Jr.-Sr. banquet will be held May 31; the sermon will be preached June 2nd; the Jr. play will be presented June 4th.

ORCHESTRA AND QUARTET TO PERFORM. The Folkston orchestra and Uptonville Quartet will assist the Methodist pastor this Sunday night in a worship service of music. The Uptonville Quartet, also known as the Waughtel Quartet, consists of Jewell Inez Mizell, J.P. Mizell, Jr., Alton Mizell and J.P. Conner with Mrs. C.W. Waughtel, accompanist. The quartet sang several numbers at the WPA banquet this week. The Folkston Orchestra is composed of Eunice Hunt, piano; Mabel Askew, clarinet; Dick Stroup and Ed Millen, saxophones; Baynard Gowen, guitar; Clifton Gowen and Buck Allen, trumpets.

NEW MATTRESS FOR FARMERS WHO QUALIFY. According to County Agent Jones and Home Demonstration Agent Gertrude Proctor, arrangements have been completed whereby the farmers in Charlton County receiving a gross cash income in 1939 of less than $400.00, may receive fifty pounds of cotton and ten yards of mattress ticking with which to make a mattress for the family. The mattress will have to be made in the centers wherever located under the supervision of Miss Proctor and each family making application will be given specific dates to come in and make their mattress. There will be a charge of fifty cents per mattress to cover the cost of buying the necessary thread, tufting and needles and also the rent on the machines to be used in making the mattress. All farmers who are interested in making a mattress should make their application with Miss Proctor or Mr. Jones immediately.

MRS. MISOURI THOMPSON DIED. Mrs. Misouri Thompson, widow of the late Jules A. Thompson, died at her home near St. George Monday after a brief illness. Funeral services were conducted at the Boone Creek Cemetery. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Nellie Vieira, Mrs. Ivy Rhoden, Mrs. Rayford Gainly and Mrs. Noah Rhoden and three sons, Fred, Neil and Hamp Thompson. [Note: see 5-31-40 for more complete obituary.]

RED CROSS CAMPAIGN FOR FUNDS. The campaign for funds for war relief was begun this week by the local chapter of the American Red Cross and is meeting with a very good response, according to Mrs. R. E. Tittle, local chairman. This will be continued until the county’s quota of $150.00 has been raised in full. More than $50.00 has already been contributed. The local work is being done by Miss Marward Bedell and Mrs. J.B. Southwell. Committees will be named for other communities soon.

SIX YOUNG MEN TAKING LIFE-SAVING COURSE. A class of six Folkston boys is this week taking the American Red Cross life-saving course at the Waycross swimming pool. They are David Littlefield, Wordie Leckie, J.E. Harvey, Jr., John A. Mills, John White and Albert Gowen.

WPA BANQUET. A large crowd attended the WPA banquet Monday evening. The orchestra opened the occasion with a rendition of the Star Spangled Banner. The WPA sewing room sextet sang the “District Song”. This group included Frederica Warrington, Mrs. Mary Griffin, Miss Stella Jones, Mrs. Ocie Cason, Mrs. Elizabeth Russell and Mrs. Proctor Caudle. This was followed by a talk by Mrs. Jake Littlefield who gave an account of the work of the sewing room. The sewing room does a monthly business of about $1500.00, practically all of which is spent in Folkston. The monthly payroll for workers is $985.00; for materials used, the average is $200.00; other expenses bring the total average to $1242.00 per month. Over a thousand garments are made every month, which takes almost 3,000 yards of materials. These are distributed through the commodities department on recommendation of the welfare director, Mrs. Bernice Allen. They are distributed in complete sets, which means that whoever receives any, receives a full layout or set. Many other talks were on the program.

NEW ICE PLANT FOR ST. GEORGE. A new ice plant has been installed in St. George by Mr. Jones of Douglas. Ice can be had now at forty cents a hundred through the summer.

GIBBS CHILD DIED. Gerald Gibbs, of a St. George sawmill, age two, died May 17th. His funeral was held in Cordele the following day. His family, Mr. and Mrs. A.F. Gibbs, one sister and two brothers, attended the funeral.

May 31, 1940

INCREASE IN FOLKSTON’S POPULATION. Folkston’s population increase of more than 100% during the past ten years has not been exceeded by any town of the Eighth District for which figures have been released. Our little city now stands at the head of the list in this respect, having grown beyond the 1,000 population mark and definitely out of the village classification. It will be three weeks before the enumeration of the lower end of the county can be completed.

SPECIAL MUSIC FOR CHURCH SERVICE. The Uptonville choir rendered a number of selections of old-time hymns at Folkston Methodist Church Sunday night. The church was filled to capacity and the singing was greatly enjoyed. The choir was organized by C.W. Waughtel and Mrs. C.W. Waughtel was pianist. The regular members present were J.P. Conner, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Huling, Miss Jewell Inez Mizell, Alton Dinkins, J.P. Mizell, Owen K. Dinkins and Mrs. C.W. Waughtel. Several members of the Folkston Methodist Church choir sang with the group and they were Mr. and Mrs. O.E. Raynor, Mrs. W.E. Gibson , Mr. and Mrs. W.I. Kennedy.

HODGES VS. MALLARD. His Honor, Mayor V.A. Hodges, came into the Herald office Monday morning to report a real grievance against his friend L.E. Mallard. The mayor states he very graciously invited his friend Mallard to have a dope with him at the Thompson Drug Store’s soda fountain. As usual Mr. Mallard called for a bottle of Coca-Cola, fountain drinks being too sissified for his taste. Mr. Hodges claims that he plunked down the cash to pay for the drinks and charges that after enjoying his beverage, Mr. Mallard calmly pocketed the change and walked with it. His explanation is that since being elected Tax Collector, Mr. Mallard has no hopes of anyone buying new hats or suits for him, and is taking this method to accumulate funds with which to buy a new spring outfit for himself. It is general knowledge that our friend Mallard has the habit of absent-mindedly walking off with matches, cigarettes, smoking tobacco and similar articles, but this is the first time he has been accused of appropriating cash money belonging to his friends. Mr. Mallard’s story is that he is so accustomed to paying the bill when he drinks with His Honor, that from force of long-established habit he just naturally put the change in his pocket as he had done on similar occasions these many years past.

MORE WORKERS ASSIGNED TO STATE ROUTE 23. The entire convict force, stationed at the Hortense road camp of the State Highway Department, has been assigned to the grading work now in progress in this county on State Route 23.

RED CROSS REFUGEE FUND. The campaign funds for the foreign relief work in the devastated countries of Europe are being conducted by the local Red Cross Chapter. Contributions total $92.78 for this county so far. According to reports from the European war zone, there is much suffering among the thousands of refugees who have been driven from their homes ahead of the advancing German armies. A large territory in Belgium and northern France has been almost completely devastated and destroyed, and the refugee problem has grown to proportions beyond the powers of the French and British people to handle. Generous contributions by the American people is the only hope to prevent widespread suffering and hunger among these homeless refugees.

MISS HULING GRADUATES FROM COLLEGE. Miss Mildred Huling returned from Cuthbert, Ga. last week where she attended Andrew College for the last two years. She graduated with high honors.

CAMP PINCKNEY ADULT CLASS. The Camp Pinckney Adult Education Classes established an all-time high record for attendance with 64 present at the Tuesday night meeting. This is 90% of the residents of that community.

TRIP INTO SWAMP AND PICNIC FOR HOMELAND LADIES. The Homeland Home Demonstration Club had a picnic and a trip into the Okefenokee Swamp May 25th instead of their monthly program. Twenty-four women including Miss Proctor, Home Demonstration Agent, arrived at the Camp Cornelia entrance to the swamp at 8:30. Mr. R.E. Tittle, Forestry Supt. of the CCC, had arranged a 3 Ω hour trip into the swamp. Two of the CCC enrollees managed the large boat and Brantley Gay acted as guide and pointed out all the places and things of interest, and also patiently answered many, many questions.

The prairies on one side were literally covered with beautiful white ibis and egrets. They seemed to be having a picnic themselves. Mr. Gay got out of the boat onto the trembling earth and scared the birds up, making them fly into the air, putting on a grand show. Motor boating up the canal many alligators greeted the party. Some of them were sunning themselves on the muddy banks but most of them were swimming around and only stayed in sight long enough for a brief greeting. One, however, was so slow that our boat ran into him.

A lovely green heron flew ahead of the boat and rested on top of a low tree so that everyone could see him well, then flew on ahead of us. Several redwing blackbirds, big blue heron and kingfisher did some good acting too, making the trip most interesting.

We landed at Coffee Bay and all had a chance to feel the trembling earth under our feet. We found delicious big, juicy blackberries all along the banks of the canal at this place, which we very much enjoyed.

On our way back Mr. Gay pointed out two eagle nests to us. He explained that the eagles stay in the nest until they are as large as their parents. That is the reason no small eagles are ever seen.

A basket dinner was spread under the pavilion and was greatly enjoyed by everyone. The expression “The more we eat together, the happier we are,” was thoroughly demonstrated to be true on this happy occasion. The president of the Homeland Home Demonstration Club, Mrs. Howard Wrench, is to be commended for her excellent work in planning such a successful event. By Mrs. R.W. Bruschke

METHODIST PARSONAGE REPAIRS. An extensive program of repairs on the parsonage of Folkston Methodist Church is now underway by contractor E.W. Shivar. Upon an inspection for some proposed minor alterations, it was found that the building was badly in need of an overhauling and it was decided to put the structure in first class condition. New sills are being put in and repairs are being made. The building is said to be more than thirty years old and this is the first time it has been given general repairs.

FISH FRY FOR CORNHOUSE COMMUNITY. More than 25 persons of the Cornhouse community enjoyed a fish-fry dinner on the banks of the St. Marys River Saturday. There was a-plenty of bream, warmouth perch and other fish with cornbread, pickles and other good things to eat. All those present pronounced it a big success and voted thanks to the promoters of the occasion.

ALLEN GRIFFITH ACCEPTS JOB IN DOUGLAS. Allen Griffith who has been connected with the Mizell Grocery and Market for the past year as meat cutter and salesman, left Sunday for Douglas where he has accepted a job with the Sims Stores in a similar capacity.

MRS. MISSOURI CANADAY THOMPSON DIED. Funeral services were held May 21st at Boone Creek Cemetery for Mrs. Missouri Thompson, widow of the late Julius H. Thompson. She passed away suddenly at her home after an illness of a few hours the day before. She was born at Moniac and was one of a large family born to Mr. John Canaday who was one of the early settlers of Charlton County. Services were held at the Thompson home near St. George and at the graveside at Boone Creek Cemetery, by members of the Primitive Baptist Church of the Suwannee Association. She is survived by seven children: Mrs. Ivy Rhoden, Mrs. Edward P. Vieira, Mrs. Raiford Gainey, Mrs. Noah Rhoden, Fred Thompson, Neal Thompson and J. Hampton Thompson; four sisters, Mrs. Lily Burnsed, Mrs. David Yarbrough, Mrs. J.L. Keck and Mrs. Pearl Powers; also twenty-six grandchildren.

FOR SALE: Husky baby chix at five cents each. Mrs. C.W. Waughtel.


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