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Digest of Charlton County Herald - September 1938

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays

September 2, 1938

A list of teachers who went to work in Charlton County this week is as follows: Charlton County High School: Guy W. Bentley, teaching-principal; Mrs. J.D. Roddenberry, English and Latin; Eunice Chute, English and Physical Ed.; Minnie Belle Pryor, Home Economics; Ruth Bunn, Social Science; Charlton Talbert, Math and Science; Charles P. Wilson, Commercial. John Harris Jr. High: Mayme Harris, Teaching, Principal; Margaret Mooty, 7-A; Rossella Rankin, 7-A; Eleanor Cockrell, 7-B; Mrs. B.B. Gowen, 6-A; Susie Johnston, 6-B; Daisy Neal, 5. Folkston Consolidated School: Marion Pearce, teaching, principal; Sarah Henderson and Martha Stapleton, first grade; Margaret Leverett, Ella Hughes and Margaret Daily, second grade; Zelle Ross, Frances Hines and Marguerite Mills, third grade; Gladys Duncan and Cleo Huling, fourth grade. Carlie Mae Stokes, fifth grade; Mrs. Annie M. Woodall, Singing and Expression. St. George Consolidated: William S. Smith, teaching, principal; Mrs. H.D. Templeton, Science and Business; Clinton Phillips, English and Social Science; Helen Bruschke, Sixth and Seventh Grades; Thera Hambrick, Fourth and Fifth Grades; Cora Edenfield, Second and Third Grades; Ella Maund, First Grade. Moniac Consolidated School: Thyra McDuffie, Teaching, Principal; Ernie Lee Johns, Elementary; Hazel Prescott, Lower Elementary; Marie Boyd, Primary. Uptonville District School: Imogene Sears, Advanced Grades; Mrs. J.W. Johnson, Primary. Winokur District School: Mrs. M.D. Thrift, Primary Grades.

Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Johnson who have made their home near Hickox are again residents of Charlton, moving back last week. They live on Route One near Jesse Mizell where he will operate a poultry farm. She will be a teacher in the Uptonville school.

Joe Williams, a Negro shot by a white man listed as “Goob” Patterson, a week ago Sunday, died early Tuesday morning as a result of his wounds. It is alledged that Patterson was intoxicated at the time of the shooting and did not realize what he was doing.

A complete survey of the 1,000 acre tract along the St. Marys River one mile southeast of Folkston, site of the proposed Charlton County State Park, is now being made. A detailed topographic map will be prepared for submission to federal authorities.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Duggan of Homeland are the happy parents of a five pound boy born last week. His name is Ralph Jackson.

EXTENSION ADDED TO FOLKSTON GRAIN & GROCERY. A warehouse extension has been added to the rear of the building occupied by the Folkston Grain & Grocery Co. which will be used for storing grains, feed and heavy groceries. The marquee recently erected in front of the building has also been extended to include the office of Georgia-Florida Investment Co. and the Murray Barber Shop.

September 8, 1938

Funeral services for Wade Hampton Cason, 79, retired Hilliard merchant who died at his home there Sunday night, were held at the Hilliard Methodist Church. Interment was in Folkston Cemetery with Oxley Funeral Home in charge. He was a native of Folkston, having resided here for 44 years. Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Mary Agnes Cason; four daughters, Miss Margaret Cason, Mrs. Leroy Harvey, Mrs. D.O. Oxley and Miss Betty Cason; two sons, W.L. Cason and W.H. Cason; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Hathaway and a brother, W.W. Cason.

The following is a partial list of college students and the institutions they will attend: Kathryn Raynor and Delene Thomas, G.S.C.W., Valdosta. Kathryn Thompson, South Ga. College, Douglas. Jewell Mizell, Mary Washington College. Joan Barnhill, LaGrange College. Albert Gowen, Gordon Institute. David Littlefield, The Citadel. McAdoo Littlefield, University of Georgia. Lamar Wainwright, Emory College. Bill McQueen, Cumberland University.

Agnes Wrench, who taught last year in the Hickox School, has been elected as a teacher in the Nahunta School for the coming term.

The small residence near the Bedell home in the eastern section of the city, owned by Jasper Stokes, and occupied by Mr. Wall and family was completely destroyed by fire in the early hours of Saturday morning. The family was away at the time. All of their furniture and possessions were destroyed. He is an employee of the Charlton TPO.

Mrs. Mary C. Stokes, age 83, one of Nassau County’s most widely known and best loved residents, died last Thursday at her home near Bryceville after an illness of several weeks. She is the mother of L.E. Stokes of Folkston. She was buried at Brandy Branch Baptist Church Cemetery. She was the mother of twelve children and is survived by all of them. She was the widow of Henry Stokes. lists children. She was born March l, 1855 and spend her life in Nassau and Charlton Counties. She was a member of the Baptist Church.

In accordance with its well-known policy of accepting farm products in payment of subscriptions, the Herald has acquired a wide variety of articles in this manner. But when O.F. Harden came in Tuesday with a basket of live rattlesnakes to offer in exchange for a year’s subscription, for once the editor refused to barter. Mr. Harden just happened to catch us on a day when we had all the rattlesnakes we could possibly use so we were forced to decline his offer, with thanks. In fact we would much prefer to swap a year’s subscription for a nice vicious wild cat any time. The snakes were found by Mr. Larrimore on the Harden land near the home of Jesse Mattox.

The remaining issues were not found.

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