Digest of Charlton County Herald - June, 1924

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays

June 6, 1924

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION. Graduation exercises were held Friday evening in the high school when the young ladies Pearl Allen, Thelma Gowen, Margaret Garrison, Mildred Littlefield, Violet Martin and Eleanor Cockrell received diplomas. Gertrude Wildes made the highest average in the high school for the term.

WEDDING. A marriage of much interest to their many friends was that of Miss Gladys Mae Grooms and Mr. Owen Prevatte which was solemnized at the Methodist parsonage Saturday with Rev. L.E. Williams officiating. Mrs. Prevatte is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.N. Grooms and is a very attractive young lady. Mr. Prevatte is the youngest son of Mr. J. Prevatte and is a very prosperous young man and has many qualities that make a splendid man. The marriage was witnessed by two sisters of the bride, Miss Beulah and Miss Netta Grooms. The young couple will live in Mattox.

WEDDING. The First Methodist Church in Folkston was the scene of a beautiful wedding Wednesday when Mrs. Beulah Mizell Davis and Mr. Warren Chester King were united in marriage. Mr. and Mrs. King left for an extended tour of the West and will be at home after July 15th in Kingsland.

MRS. LULA JOHNSON DIED. The many friends here of Mrs. Lula Johnson will be grieved to learn of her death which occurred in Waycross at the home of her father, E.J. Johnson Monday. She is survived by one daughter Mae Johnson, age 12; by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Johnson; four sisters, Mrs. S. Palmer, Mrs. T.H. Matthews, Mrs. S.C. Meldon and Miss Lutie Johnson; one brother, F.J. Johnson, Jr. The funeral was held at Sardis Church Tuesday with Rev. W.O. Gibson officiating.

COTTON FARMER. Mr. A.W. Askew informs us that he has twelve acres of mighty fine cotton on his farm north of Folkston. He is an experienced cotton farmer and says that this year has been one of the most favorable seasons for cotton that he has ever seen.

June 13, 1924

LITTLE RUBY IRENE STEPHENS DIED. Death cast gloom over the community on June 10th at noon when little Ruby Irene Stephens, the ten- months-old baby of Mr. W. Garland Stephens and Mrs. Minnie Stephens passed away. She was only sick three days and everything that medical aid and tender hands could do was done to relieve the little sufferer but nothing availed. God called her home.

GETTING RID OF EMPTY CANS. Next week the City of Folkston will employ a truck to call at every home and carry away empty cans. Have them placed so that the truck can get to them without trouble. By order of Mayor Fleming.

ERNEST ALTMAN COMING HOME TO PREACH. Commencing Sunday the Baptist Church will begin their annual protracted meeting when Ernest M. Altman, a former Folkston boy, will assist the pastor. Rev. Altman is regarded as one of the strongest preachers in the South. He is not only well known to the people of Folkston, but throughout the country.

RUSTING CANS HELP FRUIT TREES. Empty cans buried under the grape vine or around those fruit trees will do a wonderful amount of good. The rusting cans supply an element to the soil needed for growth. Mayor Fleming has had cans buried under his fruit trees and says he has never seen such growth. Peach trees and grape vines are bearing fruit in four months after being transplanted. He can prove this.

WEDDING. Miss Estelle Gowen and Mr. Jim Sikes were married last Saturday afternoon and left immediately for Hoboken.

FIRST METHODIST CHURCH. The First Methodist Church of Folkston has the appearance of being almost completed. This is indeed a beautiful church with large Sunday School rooms on each side. The main part of the church is beautiful. The building is one a much larger town might be proud of.

FIRST COTTON BLOOM. The first cotton bloom of the season was brought to the Herald by Mr. J.T. Bell who stated that he had many more blooms in his acre patch. We believe Mr. Bell has broken the record for the earliest bloom.

June 20, 1924

WEDDING. The announcement of the marriage of Miss Pearl Allen and Mr. Earl Roberts last Sunday will be of interest to their many friends. Mrs. Roberts is one of the recent graduates of Charlton County High School. Mr. Roberts is the bookkeeper for a lumber company in Bradford, Fla. For several months he lived in Folkston keeping books for Mr. Tomicello.

COUNTRY SCHOOLS. Mr. L.E. Mallard and Mr. John Harris have spent much time this week touring the county trying to place the most qualified teachers in the specific schools that need those teachers.

REWARD OFFERED. A reward of $50.00 will be paid to the party with the evidence to convict persons who are scattering tacks on the highway. --DR. A. FLEMING, Mayor. FOR SALE: The bricks of the two chimneys standing on my place. --MRS. NELLIE COURTNEY.

June 27, 1924

CHURCH IN RUINS. As soon as we get the data we will give the history of the beautiful Baptist Church building at Homeland, whose bell is silent, furniture moved, windows falling out and the entire building fast going to decay. The history of this church is very interesting.

MALARIA MOSQUITO PLACE FOUND. Dr. Fleming, who is always on the lookout for causes which might possibly be the means of sickness, reported to the editor of the Herald that he had found only one small stream infected with the malaria mosquito and that stream was to be immediately cleaned out and the breeding place destroyed.

RAILROAD BOYS VISIT. Sidney Robinson, Garland Stephens, Frank Mills and Billy Robinson spent Sunday with the home folks. These boys are with the signal department of the Atlantic Coast Line and are now located at Callahan.

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