Digest of Charlton County Herald - June, 1923

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays

June 1, 1923

WEDDING. Mr. Domingo Stewart and Miss Goldie Hodges were happily married by Rev. J.A. Thompson Wednesday afternoon. The announcement of the marriage of this young couple is no surprise to their friends as rumor has been predicting the happy event for several weeks. Mrs. Stewart is the charming daughter of Mr. and Mrs. V.A. Hodges. Mr. Stewart, until recently, was a member of the firm of Stewart Garage and is now employed as maintainer on the Atlantic Coast Line.

NEW CITY JAIL. The new city jail has been completed and is now ready for occupancy. While an attractive looking building and comfortable quarters, we hope the occupants will be few and far between.

MISS ROBINSON GRADUATES FROM COLLEGE. Miss Irene Robinson will receive her diploma this week from the Georgia State College at Milledgeville.

BILLY'S ISLAND. On their trip to Billy's Island A.S. McQueen, J.T. Bell and W.L. Chancey found a most prosperous town with more inhabitants than the county seat, electric lights, a moving picture show three times a week and many other conveniences and pleasures. Mrs. Rhoda Spaulding, who was a Miss Mizell, is propriortress of the hotel. She has one of the most beautiful flower gardens almost ever seen.

June 8, 1923

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES. Brantley Roddenberry, Richard Stroup and Marian Pearce were the high school graduates who received their diplomas at the Folkston School graduation Friday evening. Next year's graduating class is composed of six young ladies.

MRS. DORA CLARK DIED. Mrs. Dora James Sessoms Clark, age 51, widow of the late Rev. W.T. Clark, who was for 26 years in the South Ga. Conference of the M.E. Church and who died in Folkston fourteen years ago, died at her home in Sparks Sunday. After a funeral service at the home of Mr. F.D. Mills, she was buried by the side of her husband in the Folkston cemetery Monday. After the death of her husband Mrs. Clark moved to Sparks in order that her children might enter Sparks Institute and was living there at the time of her death.

RULES FOR PREVENTION OF MALARIA: Remove all cans, bottles, buckets and barrels which are likely to collect water. Screen the house, especially the bedrooms and keep the screen doors closed. Keep mosquitoes away from persons having chills and fever or they will carry the disease to others.

MALLARD SELLS INTEREST IN GARAGE. L.E. Mallard has sold a half interest in Mallard Garage to Charlie Passieu who will assume his duties about June 20th. Mr. Passieu is from Hilliard and we are glad to welcome him in Folkston.

NEW BABY. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Norman Zarfos, a fine baby girl on June 4th.

June 15, 1923

SUDDEN DEATH OF TILLMAN RODGERS. Tillman Rodgers, age 22, was shot from the darkness at Braganza Saturday night by H.V. Crucher, quarter boss of Braganza Lumber Mill. Tillman, with Gaston Davis, J.H. Chestnut, Pierce Farr and Emory Jones were riding on the public highway when shots were fired from the darkness, one hitting him in the side causing almost instant death. The other occupants of the car fell to the floor but Tillman was driving and could not protect himself. He was rushed to the hospital in Waycross but death had claimed him before he reached there. Funeral services were held at the home of the parents of this young man, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Rodgers, on Monday afternoon. Pallbearers J.S. Taylor, Richard Stroup, Brantley Roddenberry, Benjamin Scott, Sidney Robinson and Oscar Pearce tenderly bore the body of their friend from the house, passing through the aisle made by eight flower girls each laden with a profusion of beautiful flowers. The flower girls were Mrs. Jim Pearce, Marian Pearce, Ruby Smith, Elma Moore, Irene Robinson, Neal Joyner, Vera Gowen and Doris Wright. Tillman is survived by his parents, one brother, Ben in Akron, Ohio, six sisters, Mrs. A.S. McQueen, Fannie, Annie Fay, Virginia, Mildred and Mary Edna Rodgers.

WEDDING. Mr. Hamp Robinson and Miss Julia Murreah were married Wednesday. We all wish them a long and happy married life.

WEDDING. The many friends of Mr. Tracy Johnson will be interested to learn of his marriage to Miss Vista Weiste of Jacksonville on June 3rd.

MR. SPAULDING INJURED. P.A. Spaulding happened to the misfortune of dislocating his right shoulder Tuesday on Billy's Island. Dr. Reavis was called at once and set his arm and he is now getting along nicely.

BILLY'S ISLAND SCHOOL. The Billy's Island School closes on the 15th with a community picnic the following Sunday. Teachers are Mrs. Paul Player and Miss Geneva Mizell.

NOTICE: Ben Vinson, W.C. Hopkins and others, having petitioned the Board of Education asking that the Toledo School District be consolidated with the St. George School District, with the required number of names, the district has been consolidated. Anyone opposing this must present their reason to the Board before the next monthly meeting. L.E. MALLARD, County School Supt.

SHIPMENTS OF CHARCOAL. Charcoal is being shipped from here in carload lots this past week.

FIRST COTTON BLOOM. The first 1923 cotton bloom arrived at our office this week. It was grown in the field of M.A. Brown in Camden County. This was the first found in his field. He said the boll weevil is doing his part in destroying the cotton crop.

June 22nd, 1923

TRAIN WRECK ON BILLY'S ISLAND. A train wrecked Saturday night between Billy's Island and Hopkins and threw off five trucks of logs and tore up ten bar links of tracks.

NEW BABY. Mr. and Mrs. T.L. Pickren announce the birth of a fine ten pound baby boy on June 15 at Argyle, Ga.

June 29th, 1923

MR. JAMES THOMAS MIZELL DIED. Mr. J.T. Mizell died at his home near Folkston June 21st after a long illness, the third stroke of paralysis proving too much for him in his weakened condition. "Uncle T" as he was lovingly called was one of the best known men in Charlton County and one of the most prosperous farmers and stock raisers of this section. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church and was buried in Sardis Cemetery Friday, Rev. W.O. Gibson conducting the last sad service consigning the body of his friend of many years to the grave. Forty-five years ago he was married to Miss Mattie Grooms. To this union were born eight children, all of whom are living: three sons, P.G. Mizell, J.P. Mizell and E.T. Mizell; five daughters, Mrs. C.J. Altman, Mrs. R.M. Prescott, Mrs. S.M. Altman, Mrs. B.A. Altman and Mrs. B.W. Knox. Mr. Mizell was just a few days past seventy years of age.

MRS. MARY EVE GRIM DIED. The sad death of Mrs. J.M. Grim of St. George last week was a shock to her relatives and friends. She developed peritonitis and was sent to the hospital in Jacksonville for an operation but the disease had hold too strongly for the operation to save her. She was a splendid neighbor, always willing to lend a helping hand to neighbors in distress. A husband and several children are left to morn her.

MRS. M.J. DUSTIN DIED. Mrs. M.J. Dustin, an estimable Christian woman, 93 years old, died at her home in St. George Monday. Mrs. Dustin has been a resident of St. George for ten years. The remains were sent to her old home in Indiana. Her brother Mr. Benjamin Warren, died at St. George a few years ago at age 84.

HUCKLEBERRY FARM. Mr. Scott, a florist of Homestead, Ga. was on Billy's Island last week locating huckleberry plants for making a huckleberry farm.

GARAGE AND AUTOMOBILE BURNED. The burning of W.T. Londeree's garage and new Ford at St. George last week are said to be of incendiary origin. The garage and car were a total loss of $1,000.00.

TIME TO EXPAND SCHOOL. The consolidation of the two outside school districts have caused the people here to begin wondering if it is time to build another wing to our educational building which is one of the best school buildings in this section, already paid for.

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