Files from Yesteryear: 1957


From the Files of 1957:

Beal Rites Held

Funeral services were held, at Enon, on January 1st, for Mrs. Della Mae Beal, age 56, of Route Two, Vinemont. The Reverend Gus Buttram conducted the services and Moss Service directed interment in Hamby’s Chapel Cemetery.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Doris McCutcheon; her mother, Mrs. Emily Smith; six brothers and seven sisters.

Enon And Hamby’s Chapel

Mr. and Mrs. Othel Smith and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Tohlman, of Birmingham, were the guests at supper of Mr. and Mrs. George McGukin and Carolyn and Don Wiggins, on Saturday evening.

Cadet Airman Gary McGukin left for Harlengen Air Force Base, Harlengen, Texas, on Monday, after spending ten days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Felix McGukin.

Stephen Edmondson visited in Augusta, Georgia, during the holidays.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ford, of Eva, were the guests of Halyard Hawkins and family, on Thursday.

Logan News

Reverend M.E. Lazenby, of this district of the Methodist Church held the first Quarterly Conference at the Methodist Church here on last Sunday. The congregation was highly pleased with the New District Superintendent.

Mrs. L.T. Kilgo has been quite sick for the past few days.

Messers Thomas, Albert, Wiley and Andy Tucker are visiting relatives in Florida.

Mr. and Mrs. J.O. Watson, of Birmingham, were the Saturday night guests of her parents.

Mr. and Mrs. Grady McKoy will leave in a few weeks for a vacation in Florida.

“Sunshine Lane,” the play scheduled to take place on last Saturday night was postponed because of the extremely unfavorable weather. According to latest reports, it will be staged on Saturday night, January 27th, rain or shine in the school auditorium at 7 o’clock.

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Yost announce the birth of a daughter, at the Cullman Hospital, on January 17th.

Mr. and Mrs. John A. Leigeber announce the engagement of their daughter, Helen Marie, to James C. Jones of Huntsville and Birmingham.

The meeting of Entre Amies last week was held on Thursday evening with Miss Miriam Mitcham as hostess. Specimen chrysanthemums and pot plants were used to decorate the house.

After the program the hostess served delicious refreshments to Mesdames George Armstrong, Roy Jordan, Blair Hays, John King, Dillard Kinney, Hartwell Speegle, Edgar Ziegler, Leroy Bledsoe, Oscar Dunlap, Fred Kelley and Misses Josephine Puckett, Mildred Kinney, Icelar Guthrie and Margaret Hartung.

Marriage Licenses January 12th:

I.J. Wise,  19,  to  Velvie Hollis,  19 and H.A. Loyd, 23, to Lavada Pesnell, 19.

January 13th:

J.L. Cost, 32,  to Dorys  Cost,  18;  John W. Simms, 56, to Millie Shannon, 50 and Leonard Wilson, 20, to Gladys Hicks, 18.

January 15th:

Lucius Freeman, 38, to Lula Mae Hall, 20.


Frank Pettey has returned to Decatur, after spending the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. M.C. Keyes.

Mrs. Luther Sterling and Miss Anita Sterling spent Tuesday in Birmingham.

Mr. and Mrs. C.T. Bailey, spent last week in Auburn.

Albert Wenzel is recovering from an attack of pneumonia at the Cullman Hospital.

Fred Leigeber has  recovered sufficiently to be removed from the hospital to his home.

Births Recorded For Month of December

Mr. and Mrs. Wilson, C.M. Evans, L.H. Hill, D. Lewis, M. Leonard, R.D.  Speegle, Ras Williams, A. Rodgers, F. Edmondson,   W.R.  Garrison,  O.D.  Lay, A.J.  Yeak,  W.  E.  Knight,  J.A. Turkett,Townsend,  G.F.  Smith,  O.D. Tilley, Mayhall, G.G. Thompson, C.  Wood, C.S.  Bradley,  A.  Crumbley,  C.C.   Hill, W.W. Wisner, E.G. Price, C.E. Johnson, H.D.Wells,  C.E.  McSwain,  S.W. Lewis, W.M. Rusk, W.J. Calloway,  M.   Hacker, A.  Patterson,  A.F.  Kreps,  T.  Reynolds, J.D. Lawrence, H.M. Russell, I.F.   Adair, O.T. Murphy, L.W. Yates, B.L. Hill, A.L. Pope, H.H. Hyde, T.C. Tilley, A.L.  Pope, R.T. Faust, W.T. Chandler, A.H. Persall, C.V.   Easterwood,   G.F.   West,   J. Pigg, C.L.  Holiday,  O.J.  Mayhall,  T. Carden, A.L.  Turner,  K.  McKelvey,  A.C. Cook, L.O Guthrie and E. Holmes.


Mrs. Abie McCrary, age 35, of Hanceville, Route Three, passed away at the Cullman Hospital, on January 16th. Funeral services were held at Arab, on January 18th, with Drinkard in charge.

Mrs. McCrary is survived by her husband, Luke McCrary; five  sons, Delma Hyatt, Wilmar Hyatt, Kelly Hyatt, Sherrill Hyatt and Duel Hyatt and to daughters, Helen Hyatt and Lois Jean McCrary.


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