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Digest of Charlton County Herald - October 1923

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays

October 5, 1923

MR. S.R. HULING DIED. Sidney Romal Huling, age 73, born July 2, 1851, died at his home in north Folkston September 30th after an illness of about three weeks. Mr. Huling was born in Harris County, Ga. and moved to Charlton County from Alabama about twelve years ago. He married Miss Sarah E. Swint in November 1870. He was a loyal and devoted member of the Methodist Church for fifty-four years and was a Christian gentleman. Eleven children were born, nine of which are living, also nineteen grandchildren. He is survived by seven sons, R.E. Huling, S.R. Huling, B.M. Huling, A.H. Huling, M.H. Huling, J.O. Huling and W.L. Huling; also two daughters, Miss Ellen Huling and Mrs. M. Loyd. The funeral was held at the cemetery Monday morning. The school children marched in a body to pay their last respects to the worthy old man. He was laid to rest by the side of his wife whose death occurred about two years ago.

HOMECOMING SERMON HAS UNEXPECTED RESULTS. Pastor Salter delivered a splendid sermon at the Methodist Homecoming on the text from Nehemiah that told of the successful rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem. He then told of the wretched condition of the local church, its utter lack of room for Sunday School work and that less than 80 hours were consumed annually for spiritual instruction. The sermon was impressive and aroused such interest that after the meeting L.E. Mallard, Wm. Mizell, Jr., H.J. Davis, Mrs. A.D. Williams and Mrs. Howard Davis were appointed on a finance committee for renovation of the church.

SARAH ANNIEBELLE HICKOX BORN. Born to Mrs. and Mrs. O.C. Hickox on Sept. 23rd a fine little girl who has been named Sarah Anniebelle.

THEODORE CLIFTON ROBINSON, JR. BORN. Mr. and Mrs. T.C. Robinson are receiving congratulations on the arrival of a son born September 6th in Wilson, N.C. The little fellow has been named Theodore Clifton Robinson, Jr. AD. Ad for The City Restaurant shows it to be on East Main Street next door to Mallard's Garage.

October 12, 1923

NEW METHODIST CHURCH. Members of the Methodist Church have agreed on new church plans and have hired an architect. The main auditorium will be 32x55 and six Sunday School rooms are to be added.

October 19, 1923

HOMELAND INDUSTRIES GROWING. 4,000 letters mailed by The Okefenokee Smoke House of Homeland this week carried with them impressions from the Herald Job Plant. The bringing in of business through mail orders means the support of a half dozen families and has placed the Homeland post office in the same class as Folkston. Orders for tobacco, cigars and pecans are rolling in.

ACTIVITIES AT BILLY'S ISLAND SCHOOL. The school at Billy's Island is progressing nicely with 60 on roll. Mrs. P. Player is principal and Miss Geneva Mizell is assistant. There will be a box supper at the school house Saturday night. The girls will be there with pretty boxes filled with toothsome contents. They expect a large crowd with plenty of money to buy the boxes. Proceeds are to be used to buy equipment for the school. 

WEDDING. Miss Geneva Mizell of Hopkins and Mr. Henry Solomon of Millwood were married Sunday at the home of her father. Mrs. Solomon is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Mizell and has many friends who will be interested in their marriage.

COTTON GINNING TIME. The Folkston Gin Co., under the management of A.W. Askew fired up and began operation last week, and up to date has ginned more than forty bales of cotton.

(No items of genealogical interest in October 26 issue)

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