NOTES ON THE HULING FAMILY (1908-1943)
FROM CHARLTON COUNTY HERALD
Mr. H.R. Huling and family of Albertsville, Alabama arrived here last week. Mr. Huling was a successful farmer of Alabama and comes to Charlton believing it a good farming section. He has rented a farm from W.R. Wainwright one and a half miles east of Folkston.
Born Sunday to Mr. and Mrs. J.O. Huling, a ten pound boy.
S.R. Huling’s horse ran away with his wagon Tuesday but was stopped when it struck the watering fountain, breaking the wagon and harness slightly.
Mr. S.R. Huling fainted at the depot Wednesday morning. He had not been feeling well for several days but has kept up his watermelon selling right along, which it is supposed, was too much for him. He is resting easy now.
Mrs. S.R. Huling, age 72 years, died suddenly about 1:00 o’clock last Saturday morning. She was stricken with paralysis and before a physician could be summoned, the Angel of Death had taken this good woman to her final reward. Since her early days she had been a devoted member of the Methodist Church. She was a loving wife and devoted mother to a large family of daughters and sons. A funeral service was held at the Methodist Church and interment in the Folkston Cemetery.
Sidney Romal Huling, age 73, died at his home in north Folkston Sunday morning after an illness of about three weeks, during which time he received the best medical care and loving attention. Mr. Huling was born in Harris County, Ga. and moved to Charlton County about ten years ago. He was a loyal and devoted member of the Methodist Church for more than half a century and was a conscientious Christian gentleman. Besides a host of friends and near relatives Mr. Huling is survived by seven sons, R.E. of Emhouse, Texas, S.R. of Staples, Texas, B.M. of Albertville, Ala., A.H. of Sinton, Texas, M.H. of Miami, J.O. and W.L. of Folkston; two daughters, Miss Ellen Huling and Mrs. M. Lloyd of Folkston. The funeral was held in the cemetery at 10:00 o’clock Monday morning attended by a large number of sorrowing friends. 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 a few months ago. Rev. F.M. Salter, pastor of the Methodist Church, conducted the funeral and burial services.
IN MEMORIUM. [From Alabama Christian Advocate] SIDNEY R. HULING. Brother Huling was born in Harris County, Ga. on July 2, 1850. Departed this life September 30, 1923 at Folkston, Ga. He was happily married to Miss Sarah E. Swint November 1870. she having preceded him to The Beyond about two years ago. Was a noble good woman. Of this union was born eleven children, nine of which are living, also 19 grandchildren. He was a faithful member of the Methodist Church for 54 years. Always ready to do his part in every good cause. He lived and reared his children in Alabama, leaving there about twelve years ago for Folkston, Ga. He was most honest in his dealings. The writer always found him strictly honest and unselfish in all of his dealings for more than twenty years, true to all good causes. Was a kind neighbor, husband and father. Several of his children are prominent in church work. Brother Huling loved the Methodist Church and all good people. On his deathbed he was a model farmer and was delighted to have his friends visit him and share his bountiful hospitality. Farewell, dear friend! We can meet again where there is no sorrow or separation. May his children follow him as he followed the Lord. J.[not legible].
Miss Ellen Huling and Mr. Walter McClain were married at the home of the bride on February 8, Judge H.G. Gibson officiating. The couple will make their home in Hastings, Fla. where he is a prominent contractor.
Mr. W.L. Huling returned this week from Atlanta where he went before the Pension Board for examination concerning an application filed in 1920. He passed with a 45% disability which will give him $45.00 per month. Back pension due him amounts to $3,000.00. Walter suffered from shell-shock, with his hearing destroyed. We are glad that his just due has been recognized at last.
Walter Huling received his back pension check of over $2,000.00 and is feeling a right smart perter already. He is a deserving fellow.
The cottage belonging to Walter Huling south of town was destroyed by fire Monday evening. A spark from a defective flue was probably the cause. The house was being used by mattress makers in remaking them. They saved the work in their charge. Insurance lapsed in February so Mr. Huling suffered a loss of $1,000.00.
Hubert Huling is another happy farmer, a young man having taken up there last week. Mrs. Huling is getting along nicely.
Mr. Morris Huling, who has a government civil service position in Washington D.C. is spending a vacation with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Huling.
A real estate transaction of much interest was announced this week with the purchase by Mr. Walter L. Huling of the residence of Mr. Frank D. Mills, one of Folkston’s oldest homes. Mr. Huling sold his home on the highway several weeks ago to Mr. Taylor, manager of the Hercules store. In discussion of the sale of his home Mr. Mills stated that he has not decided on future plans and he and his family will continue to occupy the home till after school is closed. Mr. Huling plans extensive repairs and alterations on the residence before he and his family occupy it.
James Oscar Huling, age 61, died Tuesday morning in the Sawyer Hospital as a result of heart trouble. He had been ill over a period of three months. The deceased came to Charlton County from Albertville, Ala. thirty years ago. He was a member of the Folkston Methodist Church as well as an active member of the Men’s Bible Class. For a number of years he was one of the county’s outstanding farmers. Besides his widow, he is survived by seven sons, Hubert, Wilson and Fleming of Folkston, Hiram of Hilliard, Howard of Douglas, Carlton of Delta, Ala. and Morris of Washington, D.C.; three daughters, Cleo, Mildred and Merlyn all of Folkston; six brothers, W.L. and M.H. Huling of Folkston, S.R. and L.H. Huling of Staples, Texas, R.E. Huling of Emhouse, Texas, and B.M. Huling of Albertville, Ala. ; two sisters, Mrs. Mack Lloyd and Mrs. Tom Merrow of this community as well as numerous other relatives also. Funeral services were conducted at the home Wednesday afternoon at 3:00 o’clock with his pastor Rev. J.E. Barnhill and former pastor, Rev. H.C. Griffin of Hazelhurst officiating. Interment followed in the Folkston Cemetery with Adkins Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. The esteem and high regard with which Mr. Huling was held by his friends and the people of the community was attested by the profusion of beautiful floral offerings. Active pallbearers were L.W., H.H., A.W. and W.L. Woolard, A.J. Conner, and T.C. Merrow. Honorary pallbearers included O.E. Raynor, H.J. Mays, W.D. Thompson, Dr. J.S. Taylor, T.W. Wrench, H.S. Mattox, H.J. Davis, William Mizell, Theo Dinkins, Troy Conner, T.C. Gowen, J.V. Gowen, Sr., V.J. Pickren, J.W. Vickery, W.E. Gibson, G.R. Gowen, Sr., Dr. A. Fleming, B.L. Chancey, R. Ward Harrison, J.O. Sikes, W. Norwood, S.A. O’Quinn, W.E. Banks, A.S. McQueen, E.H, Wright, Dr. J.L. Sawyer, E. Knowles and Mack Lloyd.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Huling of Homeland announce the birth on January 13th of a baby daughter, born at Dr. Fleming’s hospital. Both mother and baby are reported to be getting along nicely.
Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Huling announce the birth of a fine baby girl born Wednesday, May 8th at their home here.
Miss Mildred Huling returned from Cuthbert, Ga. last week where she attended Andrew College for the last two years. She graduated with high honors.
Baptism services were held at the St. Marys River in which Miss Tessie Chesser, Miss Doris Huling and Miss Nadine Woolard were baptized.
Mr. Wilson Huling has received an appointment as junior clerk-typist after passing the Civil Service exam and left yesterday for Atlanta, where he has been assigned to the Quartermaster Depot.
Miss Merlyn Huling leaves this week for Macon, where she will take a training course in a hospital there.
Construction was begun this week on a modern home for Mrs. Jim Huling and daughters, with contractor W.L. Huling in charge. The home is located directly across the street from the old Wiley Wainwright home now owned by Mr. Sol P. Mills. It is about 30 by 36 feet in size. It occupies an attractive site in our city.
A marriage that will be of much interest in this county was that of Miss Rosa King to Mr. Wilson Huling which took place in the home of the bride near Cochran, Ga. on June 30th. The bride was a teacher in the Winokur school for the past several terms. Mr. Huling is one of Folkston’s highly regarded young men. He is employed at a CCC camp in Wakulla, Fla. where the young couple will make their home.
Miss Mildred Huling, a teacher in the local school, is reported to be in a critical condition at her home here. She is suffering from an ailment resulting from a tonsil operation several months ago. A blood transfusion was given her this week. Her condition is so grave that members of her family have been called to her bedside.
Miss Mildred Huling, 22, life-long resident of Folkston and one of the city’s most beloved young women, passed away Saturday in a Waycross hospital following an extended illness. She had suffered for many months from an ailment which developed from a minor operation for tonsillitis. In spite of her illness she was able to carry on her duties as a teacher in the local school for the past year. Her condition took a turn for the worse two weeks ago and she gradually grew weaker till death came Saturday. A daughter of the late J.O. Huling and Mrs. Huling, she was a member of one of the most prominent and widely-connected families of this community. Following her graduation of Charlton County High School, she attended Andrew College in Cuthbert. After completing her studies there she joined the faculty of the local school. Besides her mother, Mrs. J.O. Huling,, survivors include two sisters, Cleo and Merlyn Huling, two half-brothers, Hiram and Herbert Huling; four brothers, Wilson, Morris, Howard and Fleming Huling. The funeral was held from Folkston Methodist Church of which she was a faithful member and interment was in the Folkston Cemetery.
Albert Fleming Huling recently graduated from the Aviation Machinists Mate School at Jacksonville Naval Air Station and was promoted to Seaman First Class in the Navy.
As of May 26, 2004