Digest of Charlton County Herald - November 1938

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays

November 3, 1938

MR. JOSEPH P. RUSSELL ANSWERS FINAL CALL. Mr. Joseph Parker Russell, age 74, a highly regarded citizen of Folkston for the past eleven years, died Tuesday following a heart attack. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Martha Cottle Russell, two sons and one daughter. He was buried in Temple Cemetery, Kingsland.

PTA TO SPONSOR TENT SHOW. Direct from his record run in Miami, Captain Henry will bring his radio-stage “showboat follies” to Folkston Saturday for one night only. No expense has been spared to make this “America’s finest tent show”. Everything is new and of the latest ideas for the comfort of the patrons. The show will be sponsored by the PTA. Up until a few months ago Captain Henry and his show-boat follies broadcast every week from coast to coast. Captain Henry is bringing a cast of fifty hand-picked radio and stage stars to give you an evening’s entertainment. The showground will be located at the lot next to the Sinclair filling station.

COCKRELL-STILLWELL WEDDING. The marriage of Miss Martha Blanche Cockrell of St. George and Mr. Parker Julian Stillwell of College Park, Ga. took place October 8th at the Methodist parsonage in Madison, Ga., Rev. J.B. Smith performing the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S.T. Cockrell of St. George. They are making their home at College Park.

MURDERER OF MR. PRATT MIZELL WAS EXECUTED. Walton Melton was executed for the death of Pratt G. Mizell in an escape from the Charlton County Jail. He was electrocuted at the new Tattnall State Prison last Friday.

WILLIAMS-HIRES WEDDING. A marriage that will be of interest was that of Miss Carrie Belle Williams, daughter of Dr. and Mr. A.D. Williams, and Mr. Melvin Hires, which took place last week at Macclenny. Mr. Hires has been a resident of Folkston for the past two years, coming here from Florida. He is employed at the City Service Station.

NEW PASTOR FOR ST. GEORGE BAPTIST CHURCH. The Baptist Church of St. George has called Brother Minyard to be its pastor for the next year.

MATTOX-THOMAS WEDDING. Mrs. Bert Harden and Mrs. Oren Harden entertained Monday evening, honoring Mrs. Everett Thomas, who prior to her recent marriage was Miss Vina Mattox.


November 11, 1938

WILDES-WASDIN WEDDING. Mr. L.T. Wasdin, widely known citizen of Winokur and Miss Pearl Wildes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Wildes, of near Nahunta, were married last Sunday evening, the ceremony taking place at the home of Judge A.S. McQueen in the presence of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Howard and other close friends. The bride is the granddaughter of the late Alex Wildes of this county and has made her home in Winokur for the past several months.

WILSON-HOLLEY WEDDING. A marriage announcement of much interest is that of Miss Essie Wilson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Wilson, and Mr. W.C. Holley, Jr., which took place in Jacksonville on November 6th. She has been making her home in Jacksonville for the past several months. He is an electrician and is employed in Panama City, where they will make their home.

TENT SHOW RECEIVES NO-GOOD RATING. A young boy, returning from the Captain Henry Showboat farce Saturday night was heard to remark to a companion that it was the “No-goodest nothing” he had ever seen. A large majority of those who attended seemed to agree with this estimate of the performance, that it was a “No-good nothing”.

MISS STOKES IS WORKING IN JACKSONVILLE. Miss Eula Mae Stokes, St. George, has quit school to begin work in Jacksonville. Her school mates and teachers very much regret her leaving.

NEW BABY DAUGHTER. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Motes, St. George, are the proud parents of a daughter and they have named her Winifred Ann.

TEMPLETON-SHAW WEDDING. Mr. and Mrs. H.D. Templeton of St. George announce the marriage of their daughter, Mary Sue, to Madison Dutton Shaw of Atlanta. The ceremony was performed Friday at the Central Presbyterian Church in Atlanta. Mrs. Shaw was in the 1938 graduating class of Grady Hospital and Mr. Shaw is one of the outstanding contractors of Atlanta. They will live in Atlanta.

LEE CHILD SICK. The little son of Mr. and Mrs. Dolphus Lee of Winokur got hold of some poison Friday morning while his mother was busy with her house work. He didn’t drink enough of the poison to hurt him but was rushed to Folkston to Dr. Fleming.

November 18, 1938

MARTIN CHILD INJURED IN SCHOOL BUS ACCIDENT. A wood truck driven by Rural Johns crashed into the Uptonville school bus on the road between Mattox and Winokur Wednesday afternoon and Juanita Martin, little daughter of Mrs. Lettie Martin, suffered a cut on the head from flying glass. Several other children suffered cuts and bruises but no one was badly hurt. The school bus was driven by Oscar Crews and had stopped to let a child out when the accident occurred. The injured child was brought to Sawyer Hospital where eight stitches were required to close the wound.

NEW PASTOR FOR FOLKSTON METHODIST CHURCH. Rev. W.S. Sawyer is to be the new pastor of the Folkston Methodist Church assigned here by the South Georgia Conference to succeed Rev. J.E. Barnhill. He, his wife and two children are expected next Wednesday.

DOROTHY THRIFT RECOVERING FROM SCARLET FEVER. The many friends of Dorothy Thrift, St, George, will be glad to learn she is recovering from a case of Scarlet Fever.

MR. SILAS BATTON DIED. The many friends of Mr. Silas Batton, St. George, will be sorry to hear of his passing away Thursday morning, November 10th.

BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR BILLY. Little Billy Ackerman celebrated his fourth birthday with a party at the home of his parents in Homeland recently. Games were played, then cakes, cookies, sandwiches and cocoa was served. Those enjoying the occasion with Billy were Richard and Walter Bruschke, Catherine Martin, Joan Ackerman, Francis and Rothia Jacobs, Evelyn and Clyde Guinn, Hazel, George, Albert and Bud Lloyd, Juanita and Kenneth Herrin, Elmo and L.D. Dyal. Mrs. Bill Bruschke and Miss Daisy Dyal assisted Mrs. Ackerman with the event.

November 25, 1938

SINGING SCHOOL. A Singing School with membership of 35 has been organized at Philadelphia Church. Professor Dubberly of Jacksonville is the instructor. The class is composed of students from the Folkston , Uptonville and Sardis communities.

PADGETT BABY DIED. An infant daughter, born to Mr. and Mrs. Doy Padgett of Mattox, at the Sawyer Hospital last Wednesday, died Monday afternoon. Friends of the family will learn of this with much regret.

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