Digest of Charlton County Herald - October 1935

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays

October 4, 1935

MR. J.C. LITTLEFIELD, SR. DIED. Folkston and southeast Georgia was saddened Tuesday night when news came of the death of J.C. Littlefield, Sr. who was a prominent naval store operator in this section and who resided in Folkston and Charlton County for a greater part of his life and who was for eleven years Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of Charlton County. He died at his home after an illness of several months. He was 56 years old, a native of Camden County being a member of one of the old pioneer and aristocratic families of Camden County. They settled before the Revolutionary War. His mother was a member of the Quarterman family, also of Camden County. Mr. Littlefield first settled at Burnt Fort when first coming to Charlton County, being the owner of a large tract of timberland in that section. He has been actively engaged in naval stores, piling, cross-tie and general timber business for many years and was well and favorably known to all timber men in the southeast. He was a faithful and devoted member of Folkston Methodist Church, also a Master Mason of good standing. His untimely death coming in the prime of life is mourned by the entire population of both Charlton and Camden Counties. He was especially liberal to the poor and needy in times of distress. He is survived by his wife the former Janie Margaret Liles, also a member of a pioneer Camden County family; sons, J.C. Littlefield, Jr., Chandler, McAdoo, David and Kemp; daughters, Mrs. Sidney Brown, Mrs. J.H. Brown, Jr., Miss Margaret and Miss Mary Jane Littlefield; two brothers, D.W. Littlefield and Gus Littlefield. The funeral was held at the Methodist Church conducted by Rev. J.E. Barnhill and H.C. Griffin. Burial was in Folkston cemetery. The Oxley Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

HOKE WALLACE ASKEW DIED. Hoke Wallace Askew, 32, and a graduate of Folkston High School, died at his home here Wednesday. Mr. Askew was born in Chipley, Ga., and came to Folkston when only a small boy. After finishing school he joined the U.S. Navy and spent four years in the service after which he joined the Police Department of Miami Beach and served two years. Eight years ago he joined the Fire Department of Miami Beach and remained there until his recent illness when the Death Angel bid him come home. He was a faithful member of Folkston Methodist Church and a member of the Folkston Lodge F&AM. His untimely death in the prime of his young life is mourned by a host of close personal friends. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. A.W. Askew; six brothers, Roy, Louie, Willis, Newt, Fred and Leon; Mrs. O.F. Burch and Miss Mayme Askew. Funeral services will ne held at the Methodist Church today and interment will be in Folkston cemetery, Oxley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

HIGH SCHOOL GLEE CLUB. The Glee Club of Charlton County High School met Tuesday to elect officers. Those chosen were President, Jewell Mizell; Vice President, Lamar Wainright; Secretary-Treasurer, Annie Belle Lowther and Reporter, Mildred Wainwright. They will sing under the leadership of Mr. Hutchinson.

LUNCH FOR FIVE CENTS PER PLATE. At the Chamber of Commerce meeting his week Supt. Harris invited the members to be his guests at the school dining room next week at noon at a five cents luncheon. This feature of our school has created some interest and more than one committee has visited the school and investigated the menu provided for that sum.

4-H CLUB ENTERTAINS FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP LOAN FUND. The Sardis 4-H Club planned a very interesting Box Supper, Pie-Eating and Joke-Telling contest for last Friday night. The event was carried out by three of the older club members, Vina Mattox, Guy Gibson and J.P Mizell. After the County Agent gave a talk the auctioning of the pretty boxes began. Guy Gibson and J.P. Mizell auctioned the boxes alternately and the boys had fun buying them. There were more school boys than older men; therefore the boxes did not bring a real large amount of money. The lowest price paid was 35 cents while the highest was $1.30. Then everyone gathered around the pie table for the pie-eating contest. Taking part in this were Oree Roddenberry, Aderine Wildes, J.C. Murray and Ray Gibson, the latter winning the prize. This was the most exciting and comical entertainment to be seen outside of a show. Lemon was the pie served, made by the Misses Mizell. In the joke-telling contest Vina Mattox and Master Lamar Gibson were the winners. This furnished much fun for the entire crowd. The supper was served by the girls who carried boxes. Many people attended this entertainment.

A HOSPITAL FOR FOLKSTON IN THE MAKING. Folkston will, ere many days, be ready to take care of its ailing and wounded citizens with an up to date hospital to be built upon the beautiful acre block of Dr. A. Fleming’s, within a stone’s throw of the post office, yet on its most quiet street. Dr. Fleming has just returned from visiting several new hospitals and has had plans drawn to take in the late methods of caring for the ailing ones. As an example, one of the finest X-ray machines has been ordered. He has also made arrangements to have one of the best nurses to take charge of the hospital work.

HOME DEMONSTRATION AGENT TO COME. More good news comes to Charlton this week. The County Commissioners and Board of Education in cooperation with the state and federal governments, have secured the services of Miss Gertrude Proctor as Home Demonstration Agent for this county. She comes well prepared, having been actively engaged in this work for ten years.

WEDDING. The marriage of Miss Geneva Crews and Mr. Dock Henerson will take place at the home of the bride, at Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Crews, at Winokur Sunday afternoon at 3:00 o’clock. They have decided to make their home with his father Bart Henerson, and his youngest daughter Miss Johnnie Henerson, near Newell.

CLARENCE MIZELL VISITS. Mr. Clarence Mizell of the CCC camp at White Springs, Fla. was visiting relatives here the past weekend.

October 18, 1935

RUNNING BOARD RIDER FALLS TO HIS DEATH. G.D. Partridge, a workman at the sawmill operating south of Racepond, while riding on the running board of an automobile driven by Mrs. R.E. Player, fell on the paved highway just north of Mattox Wednesday and was so seriously wounded that he died before a doctor could be summoned. She had stopped and picked up Mr. Partridge and another workman, and they being just out of the sawmills said they would ride on the running board. The injured man’s forehead was split and his forehead bruised. The body was taken to the Player home for attention. He leaves a wife and two children.

CLYDE L. GREEN IN MARINE CORPS. Clyde L. Green of the U.S. Marine Corps, formerly of St. George, has completed his basic training at the Marine Base at Paris Island, S.C. He entered the Marine Corps July 10, 1935 and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Simon P. Green of St. George.

FLANSBURG HOME DESTROYED BY FIRE. Friends of Mrs. Flansburg will be saddened to hear that her home in St. George, with all her things in it, was destroyed by fire a few days ago. The caretaker built a fire in the stove and went off to a neighbor’s for a while and no one knows just how the fire started. Mrs. Flansburg is in the North and wanted to return as soon as she could. Now she has nothing to come to as there was no insurance.

NEW ST. GEORGE DWELLINGS. The new homes of William Ratcliff and P.B. Coleman of St. George are going forward nicely.

ST. GEORGE SCHOOL HONOR ROLL. Those in the St. George Elementary School on the Honor roll include Alta Mae Bradley, Eula Mae Crews, Earl Hutson, Annette Smith, W.S. Stokes, Junior Bell, Fred Johns, Marie Bussy, Lois Bradley, Willie Crews. Irene Crews, Myrtice Hutson, Mary Alice Norman, Juanita Raulerson, Edward Raulerson, Cecil Sikes, Ann Hopkins, Marguerite Osterman. Marguerite Osterman and Ann Hopkins tied for the highest average in the room.

October 18, 1935

ACTIVITIES OF HOME DEMONSTRATION AGENT. 4-H Club work is coming to the front with Miss Gertrude Proctor teaching the girls. She has been to Moniac, St. George, Folkston, Winokur, Uptonville, Racepond and the Prescott settlement visiting schools and homes.

FOLKSTON’S CROWDED SCHOOLS. In response to reporters’ questions concerning the Folkston School District and the need for a new Junior High School building, John Harris, County School Supt., stated that in 1924 there were 267 pupils in the Folkston School. This week there are 629 with more to come. The present grammar school building was built for a capacity of 300 pupils. Today there are 489 in that building except 40 housed temporarily in the community room at the high school. All classrooms in the high school are occupied with an extra group meeting in the old laboratory. He said that with the erection of the proposed new building the Folkston community will have a plant superior to any town in Georgia several times its size.


Mr. R.R. Bell, formerly of Folkston, to Jessie Lightsy of Bristol, Fla. on October 12, 1935.

Alfred Conner and Emely Crews, both of St. George, September 29th by the Ordinary.

Kline E. Gowen and Miss Juanita Brooker, both of Folkston, October 12th by the Ordinary.

Emery Batten and Vernie Sikes, both of St. George, October 8th by the Ordinary.

NEW DESKS. A shipment of new desks for the grammar school came in Monday and are being put together this week. This will give each pupil in the school a desk and relieve the large number sitting in chairs and two in a desk. The crowded condition of the school is apparent to any visitor.

SINEATH HOME BURNED. The old J.W. Sineath home burned in St. George early Monday morning before daylight. The household goods of John Thompson were in the house but Mr. and Mrs. Thompson were not at home. Hardly anything was saved. The origin of the fire is unknown. An empty house nearby burned down at the same time.

October 25, 1935

MR. JOHN WARRINGTON DIED. Mr. John H. Warrington [Harrington?], age 69, formerly of New Jersey, for the past two years a resident of this county, died at his home near Mt. Zion Church Sunday. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. John J. Warrington; one daughter, Mrs. F.E Bocker. Funeral was held at Mt. Zion Cemetery and was conducted by the Rev. B.E. Boling of Homeland.

FOLKSTON W.O.W. TO REORGANIZE. C. Gillis, district manager for Woodmen of the World, has been spending some time in Folkston during the past week and reports a large number of new members taking up membership. The Camp will hold a meeting November 1st to begin new life in the Folkston Camp.

J.A. PREVATT OPENS MEAT MARKET. Joe A. Prevatt, who has been associated with his brother O.K. Prevatt in the turpentine business, has refitted and remodeled his former stand and will install a Frigidaire service for meats and perishable groceries, opening on October 26th.

ST. GEORGE CCC CAMP MOVED. The CCC camp was moved away from St. George last week, to the regret of some of the young people of the community. Charlie Hodges, one of the forestry men of the camp, gave up his work in it rather than be sent a long distance away from his widowed mother who is dependent on him.

EVANs WITH CCC. Mr. Harry Evans of Folkston left last week for the veterans CCC camp where he will stay for six months.

NOTICE: The Camp Pinckney Baptist Church has called the Rev. R.E. Boling as pastor. He has reorganized Sunday School which is held at 3:00 each Sunday afternoon.

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