Digest of Charlton County Herald - July 1937

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays

July 2, 1937

COUNTY BOARD NAMES EDGAR ALLEN AS WELFARE DIRECTOR. The Charlton County Welfare Board recommended the appointment of Edgar F. Allen to the position of Director this week. The appointment must be confirmed by the State Dept. of Public Welfare.

CLIFFORD HARRIS JOINS MARINES. Clifford Harris, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Harris, was as accepted in the U.S. Marine Corps and was transferred to Parris Island, S.C. for training this week.

MRS. JOHN MIZELL DIED. Many friends were grieved to learn of the death of Mrs. John Mizell, age 45, who passed away Wednesday at her home at Burnt Fort, after an extended illness. She was a member of Philadelphia Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at Sardis Cemetery. Besides her husband, she is survived by two brothers, E.D. and Sam Shivar. A daughter preceded her to the grave about a year ago.

MRS. GEORGIA ORR DIED. Mrs. Georgia Orr, 83 years old, died Tuesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H.S. Mattox, after an extended illness. She was the widow of the late George L. Orr of Alma, where she resided for several years until coming here a few years ago after the death of her husband, to make her home with her daughter, Mrs. H.S. Mattox. She was a native of Washington County, Ga. being a member of the prominent Peacock family of that county and for many years was a resident of Toombs County. She was a life-long member of the Baptist Church and was a devout Christian. Survivors include, besides her daughter, one son, H.E. Orr, eighteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held from First Baptist Church, Alma, and interment was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Alma, where her husband and son are buried.

WEDDING. Mr. Daniel Lloyd and Miss Idell Johnson of Homeland were united in marriage Saturday at the office of the Ordinary, the ceremony being performed by Judge McQueen. The bride recently moved to this county with her parents, from Pierce County.

ANDREW J. THOMAS DIED. Andrew J. Thomas, 29 years old, died suddenly at his home in Jacksonville Saturday after being stricken with a heart attack. He was a native of Folkston and spent his boyhood days here. He was the son of the late F.A. Thomas. His mother, who survives him, was Miss Bell Griffin before her marriage. He was a frequent visitor here and had many friends in this county. Funeral services were conducted in Jacksonville by the W.O.W., of which he was a member. Interment took place in the Folkston Cemetery.

NEW BABY. Mr. and Mrs. Audrey Popham of Coleraine wish to announce the birth of an eight pound baby boy born July 28th.

July 9, 1937

THANKS TO MR. CAMPBELL FOR HIS CLEAN UP WORK. One of Folkston’s cleanest, neatest and most attractive spots is the premises around the Prevatt grist mill operated by Mr. Campbell. This place was formerly a regular eyesore, covered with trash and garbage of all kind but it is now as clean and attractive as any city park Mr. Campbell deserves the thanks of his neighbors.

MRS. BERNICE V. ALLEN IS NEW WELFARD DIRECTOR. The Charlton County Welfare Board in special session last week named Mrs. Bernice Allen as Charlton County’s Welfare Director. She began her duties Thursday morning. The session was called when it was learned that Edgar F. Allen, previously named, did not have the qualifications required by the Federal Bureau.

WEDDING. Mr. and Mrs. B.A. Altman announce the marriage of their daughter Ida Mae to James Terrell Anderson on July 3rd in Waycross. They are making their home in Folkston . He is connected with the State Highway Dept.

FARMERS’ TRUCK CROPS NEEDED. W.D. Jones, County Agent’s Column: The local CCC camp is in need of fresh vegetables. The camp authorities told me they would be glad to use vegetables from farmers in Charlton County. I ask all farmers who have some for sale to notify me and I will be glad to arrange to supply the camp with as much as they will take.

CCC BOYS HOME FOR VISIT. Lonnie Guinn, Gordon Spence and Alvin Huggins from CCC camps, visited friends last weekend.

July 16, 1937

HAROLD TISON IN CCC. Harold Tison, a resident of Folkston, is one of 45 CCC enrollees now receiving life-saving instruction at Ocean Pond Lake, Olustee, Fla.

RITZ THEATER TO RE-OPEN. The Ritz Theater which has been closed for the past three weeks for repairs will resume operations next Monday evening, when an interesting program will be presented.

WEDDING. A marriage announcement of much interest is that of Miss Jessie Colson and Mr. Howard Wrench which occurred July 8 in Waycross, the ceremony being performed by Judge Cox, Ware County Ordinary. The bride is the daughter of Mr. Hamp Colson of Coleraine. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. T.W. Wrench.

July 23, 1937

FIRE AT RITZ THEATER. The Ritz Theater opened in the remodeled building last Monday but suffered an accident when a film caught fire in the closing moments of the program, resulting in considerable damage to the equipment and building. The projection machine was completely destroyed. The fire resulted from temporary wiring, not having been properly connected. There was no panic or confusion and the building was vacated in an orderly manner, with no one injured. The Volunteer Fire Department was called into action and soon had the flames under control.

MRS. LAURA ODELL NAZWORTH THRIFT DIED. Mrs. Laura Odell Thrift, wife of postmaster M.D. Thrift of Winokur, passed away at her home July 13th after an extended illness. She had been confined to bed for several months suffering from an incurable malady and her death was not unexpected. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.A. Nazworth of Folkston, who survive her. She is survived also by her husband and several small children. The funeral was held at Sardis Wednesday with G.H. Jacobs and W.O. Gibson officiating.

LONNIE GUINN VISITS HOME. Mr. Lonnie Guinn of the Blythe Island CCC camp visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Grover Guinn the past week end.

July 30, 1937

DURWOOD MILLS IN CCC. Durwood B. Mills is serving in a CCC camp at Kingston, Tennessee.

WEDDING. News was received of the marriage of Miss Martha Grace Lang to Mr. Richard Bragg on the 18th at the Baptist parsonage in Aiken, S.C. They are now at home to their friends at 106 Montgomery Street, Milledgeville, Ga. where Mr. Bragg is engaged in the insurance business.

ALVA J. HOPKINS, JR. BUYS INTEREST IN GOWEN OIL COMPANY. Purchase of half interest in the Gowen Oil Company, wholesale distributors of Sinclair products, by Alva J. Hopkins, Jr. was announced this week. He acquired an interest in the company formerly owned by J.V. Gowen and will actively assist his partner, John B. Southwell in the operation of the concern.

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