Digest of Charlton County Herald 9 November 1923

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays

November 2, 1923

MR. L.E. MILLER DIED. It is with sadness we announce the death of Mr. L.E. Miller which occurred at his home in Jacksonville Sunday. Several weeks ago he suffered a stroke of paralysis. At the time he was very low, but rallied and was improving until Saturday, when the fatal stroke came. Mr. Miller had led a long and useful life. For years he was in the mercantile business in Folkston, moving to Jacksonville about two years ago. He was a consistent member and deacon of the Baptist Church. He is survived by his widow, three sons, C.L. Miller, O.R. Miller and L.F. Miller; two daughters, Mrs. Burgess and Mrs. Gibson. Funeral was at Kettle Creek Cemetery Monday morning.

MR. S.F. WATKINS DIED. Mr. S.F. Watkins, age 67, died Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. D.R. Wainwright, where he was visiting. Saturday morning he left home on a fishing trip on the St. Marys River and while out in the boat was stricken with paralysis. Funeral was conducted at the home of the deceased in Waycross Tuesday and interment was at Oakland Cemetery.

DR. PORTER REVILLE DIED. All Jesup was saddened this week by the passing away at an Augusta hospital last Monday of Dr. Porter Reville, who had been in bad health for several weeks. The young man left Jesup in the early fall to complete his medical course in Augusta but was overcome with a disease which gradually grew worse. He was buried in Thomson, Ga. He was the son of the late Dr. T.P. Reville and is survived by his mother, and a sister, Mrs. W.B. Gibbs and Mrs. Martin -- Jesup Sentinel.

MISS MARTHA SMITH DIED. Mrs. Lydia Stone was here Wednesday and told us of the death of her sister, Miss Martha Smith. Miss Smith lived to an old age. She died at the home of Mrs. Georgia Ann Johns and was buried Tuesday.

FLOWER SHOWER FOR TEACHERS. There was a flower shower at the Folkston school Monday. Children carried arms full of flowers for their teachers, Mrs. Thaxton, Mrs, Mills, Mrs. Courtney and Mrs. Whatley.

November 9, 1923

WEDDING. The home of Mr. A.G. Gowen, Sr. was the scene of a brilliant wedding last Friday afternoon, the brilliancy all being settled over the heads of Mr. Brantley Gay and Miss Ada Jones when the marriage ceremony, Mr. Gowen officiating, ended the courtship which had lasted five years. The number of friends present were two, but those who were not present were numbered by the score. May their happiness never end.

NOTICE: This is to notify those who are using the city water that care must be taken that no water is wasted or the city will be forced to put in meters. DR. A. FLEMING, Mayor.

NEW PASTOR AT BAPTIST CHURCH. Rev. A.M. McCool, the new pastor of the Baptist Church, will be here Sunday for the first regular service. He will preach both the morning and evening.

November 16, 1923

JACOBS BABY DIED. The friends of Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Jacobs deeply sympathize with them in the death of their baby at Hebardville last Saturday.

CHESSER BABY DIED. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Chesser have the sympathy of their friends in the loss of their baby child.

SOUTHBOUND TRAVELING IS GREAT. The average amount of vehicles passing over the St. Marys River bridge is over 200 cars per day this month with no sign of abatement. Every night our hotels are filled with the travelers and the wayside camp fires show that many come prepared to "rough it".

AD. Every farm needs two automobiles, one of which should be a closed model Chevrolet. The open touring car is best for general farm use, carrying passengers or miscellaneous bulky produce but for cold or rainy weather, and church or social use, the family needs a closed car. The extra large rear compartment is a feature of the coupe'. The windows are of plate glass and can be lowered, providing as much air as an open car. CHEVROLET MOTOR CO.

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN. I have been a user of tobacco for sixty years and smoked a pipe most of the time. I have tried most every kind of smoking tobacco. I received a sample of homemade tobacco from Dr. Buchanan at Folkston and find it to be the best tasting tobacco I have ever smoked. It lasted longer than any I have ever used in my pipe. It has a sweet taste to the last, so boys, take my advice. Plant tobacco and live at home. D.M. MIZELL, SR.

FOR SALE. One Herbert player piano with 68 rolls. One shingle mill with two saws. S.M. MILLS.

November 23, 1923

LIBRARY NEARING COMPLETION. Members of the Folkston Woman's Club report that the library is nearing completion and will soon be open to the public. At the last meeting a letter was read from Dr. Brockman telling of his interest in the library and stating he will donate some books soon.

MR. DANIEL R. DINKINS DIED. Daniel R. Dinkins, age 76, one of Charlton County's most influential and successful farmers, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Anderson, at Lulu, Fla. Monday, Nov. 12th and was brought to Folkston for interment in Sardis Cemetery Wednesday. He was born in Tattnall County and moved to this county more than fifty years ago. He is survived by six sons, W.J. Dinkins, L.J. Dinkins, G.F. Dinkins, J.W. Dinkins, A.L. Dinkins and three daughters, Mrs. W.L. Benton, Mrs. W.N. Murray and Mrs. J.L. Anderson. The Masonic Lodge held their service at the grave Sunday.[Only five sons were listed. LBM ].

NEW GARAGE BEGUN. Work has begun on the new garage being constructed by E.H. Wright. This garage is located on the highway opposite the curve to Waycross.

WANTED: 400 to 600 pounds of fresh pork each week. Will pay ten cents a pound delivered at my place. GRADY H. GIBSON.

(Nothing of special interest in issue of November 30th.)

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