Digest of Charlton County Herald - August 1938

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays


August 5, 1938

LARGE CLASSES ATTEND VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL. Vacation Bible School was held last week at the Methodist Church. Teachers were Joan Barnhill, Lamar Wainwright and Kathryn Raynor and Jane Jones assisted in serving refreshments. It was supervised by George Gowen, Jr. and Jim Sikes. Attending were Bobbie Sikes, Mary Sikes, George Roahn Gowen III, Hal Tison, George White, Bill Wright, William Wright, Leonard Hannaford, June Stalls, Annie Stalls, Billy Mizell, Ruby Nobles, Joanne Passieu and Grace Lang from the Primary Department. Junior Department members were Birdie Wright, Carolyn Tison, Eleanor Wright, Oscar Hannaford, Margaret Barnhill, Madria Mizell, Betty Ann Gigle, Kedon Cooper, Billie Gigle, Tom Scott, Connie Jane Brown, Doris Lang, Bertha Lang, Billy Haddock, Marie Callahan and Billie Powell. Intermediate Department: Elizabeth Barnhill, Sue Dee Wainwright, Mary Jean Thompson, Ruth Hughes, Harry Quick, Jacquelyn Sikes, Mary Lou Stewart.

EAST SPRINGS TO BE MADE SAFE AS DRINKING WATER. East Springs, located just off the Folkston-Kingsland Highway a short distance beyond Folkston’s city limits will be concreted in and made a safe source of water supply. Dr. A. Fleming has long been interested in making the water at the spring safe for use. A number of families already use water from this spring for drinking purposes.

COPPER ROOF FOR PASSIEU HOME. The work of installing a new copper roof on the home of C.J. Passieu has just been completed, the work having been done under direction of Mr. Lloyd, experienced roofing contractor. A glittering copper roof makes a most attractive appearance and has attracted much attention. This is the most durable form of roofing yet developed and though expensive, lasts practically a lifetime.

August 12, 1938

MRS. LUCY MIZELL LANG DIED. Mrs. Lucy Mizell Lang died August 7th at the home of her niece Mrs. Jack Dawson, St. Albana, West Va. Funeral and interment was held in St. Albana. She was the daughter of Joshua and Letitia Mizell, pioneer residents of Charlton County. She was born November 27, 1849 and was reared in this county, spending the major part of her life here. She was married to Garie Lang in April 1887 and he preceded her in death many years ago. She was the last member of a large and well known family. Her brothers and sisters were Jackson Mizell, Mrs. Jim Smith, Mrs. Felder Lang, William Mizell and Joseph P. Mizell. Everett Mizell, another brother, died in service in the Civil War. She united with the Methodist Church in her early youth and died as she had lived, a consecrated Christian.

August 19, 1938

KOZY KABIN KAFE. The modern new service station and restaurant building constructed by Ralph Johnson by his Kozy Kabin Kamp has been completed and was opened for business Wednesday morning. Kozy Kabin Kafe is the name of the new restaurant to be operated in connection with the camp. Miss Maureen Sheffield is to be an assistant.

MR. FREDERICK STEPHENS JACOBS DIED. Frederick Stephens Jacobs, age 44, life long resident of Charlton County, passed away Tuesday at his home in Homeland after a brief illness. He suffered from kidney trouble. He was a member of a well known and highly regarded Charlton County family, being a son of the late Rev. G.H. Jacobs. He had a wide circle of friends throughout the county. Funeral services were conducted at Sardis cemetery by Rev. E.F. Dean assisted by Rev. Bird Yarbrough. Adkins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Besides his wife, he is survived by four children: one son, Lamar and three daughters, Rotha, Francis and Sherwin; four brothers, J.F. Jacobs, C.W. Jacobs , N.C. Jacobs and V.T. Jacobs; and one sister, Mrs. Romie Davis.

PUBLIC SALE. Notice is hereby given that the Sardis school building and whatever equipment it contains, will be sold at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash in hand at the front door of the courthouse, city of Folkston on August 27th, 1938 at 2:00 P.M. Done by order of the Board of Education.JOHN HARRIS, Supt. of Schools

FORMBY POTTERY CO. George M. Formby is rapidly improving his pottery plant which is known as the Formby China Co. Visitors are welcome.

SULLIVAN BABY DIED. An infant born to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Sullivan at the Sawyer Hospital Tuesday morning, died a few hours later and was buried Wednesday in the Folkston cemetery with Adkins Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Sullivan who lives near Crystal Springs in Nassau County is getting along nicely.

GEORGE BENNETT IN MARINES. George W. Bennett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Bennett, was among the young men accepted for service in the U.S. Marine Corps August 4th at Parris Island, S.C.

August 26, 1938

TYPHOID FEVER. The State Dept of Public Health sent a member of its field staff to Folkston this week to investigate the Typhoid Fever situation, a death from this disease having been reported in this county last week. No further cases of typhoid have been reported and there is little likelihood of an epidemic.

WEDDING. Of interest to their many friends is the marriage of Miss Jessie Mae Harrison to Woodrow W. Pickren, which was quietly solemnized at the Methodist parsonage August 20th by Rev. J.E. Barnhill. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.Ward Harrison and a graduate of Folkston High School. The groom is the son of the late T.L. Pickren and Mrs. T.L. Pickren, also a local graduate.

MR. ALFRED LLOYD DIED. Alfred Lloyd, age 90, member of a prominent pioneer Charlton County family, and one of the oldest citizens of the county, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Turner Knowles at Homeland last Thursday due to the infirmities of age. Mr. Lloyd was a descendent of the pioneer Lloyd family that came to Charlton County from Maine before the Civil War. He had been a life long resident of Charlton County. Survivors include three sons, D. Lloyd, Jack and John Lloyd; four daughters, Mrs. Turner Knowles, Mrs. Henrietta Simmons, Mrs. Louis Roberts and Miss Bell Lloyd. Funeral service was held at the home of his daughter Mrs. Knowles and interment was in Pigeon Creek Cemetery, Nassau County. He was a member of the Methodist Church.

WEDDING. On April 15, 1938 Mary Kathleen Cureton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cureton of Jefferson City, Tennessee was married to D.B. Mills of Folkston. The marriage ceremony was performed in Morristown, Tennessee where Mr. Mills is connected with the U.S. Forestry Service. The couple lives in Jefferson City, Tenn.

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