News of the Past by C.J. Johnson

100 Years Ago – June 28, 1912 NOXAPATER: Quite a crowd of young people attended children’s day service at Hight last Sunday. – Mrs. C. C. Crawford of Weir was a guest of her son, Mr. W. T. Crawford, first of the week. – Little Master S. F. Riley of Greenwood came Sunday to spend a while with his grandmother, Mrs. C. C. Green.

DEATHS: Mr. John Woodward, 86, one of the county’s oldest and most highly respected citizens, died at the home of his son, Mr. J. N. Woodward on Monday night, June 24, 1912, after an illness of several weeks. Mr. Woodward had lived in Winston most of his life, having moved here as a young boy with his father from Fairfield county, S.C. in 1833.

LOUISVILLE: Mrs. H. A. Belk of Starkville was the guest in the home of her brother, Mr. W. H. Curry this week. – Mr. Sam Welch of Philadelphia visited his daughter, Mrs. Boss Miller last week. – Mr. and Mrs. Bob Davis of Stallo visited their brother and sister, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Davis this week. – Mr. and Mrs. McCracken of Hardy visited the home of their son, Cashier J. L. McCracken this week.

75 Years Ago – June 25, 1937 LOUISVILLE: Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Nowell are rejoicing over the arrival of a fine boy who made his appearance June 18th. – Mrs. Tom Dempsey and daughter Mamie Kidd spent last week end with Mrs. Dempsey’s sister, Mrs. Cliff Davis. – Mrs. Hal Starnes and son Hal, Jr. of Shelby are here on a visit to their parents, Rev. and Mrs. Smoot. – Miss Marjorie Burton left this week for Hazlehurst, where she accepted a position in a café.

From VERNON comes the news that Mr. J. P. Wray celebrated his 79th birthday in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Dee Kemp on June 6th. All his children and grandchildren and three great grandchildren and a host of friends were there. – Also mentioned were the thoughts of sympathy going to Mrs. Walter Whitehead in the death of her sister, Mrs. Mark Kugle.

NEW HOPE reported that Mr. and Mrs. Marzine Bagwell of Weir visited in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bagwell Friday night. – Mr. and Mrs. N. W. Dempsey enjoyed a birthday dinner given in the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Pearson, in honor of Mrs. Frank Pearson.

At JACKSONFIELD, most everybody in the community attended the funeral of Mr. Emmette Goodin Thursday evening. – Mr. and Mrs. Luther Sturch spent Sunday in the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Henry Adcock.