Files from Yesteryear: 1959


From the Files of 1959:

Wreck Injures Hanceville Family

Seven members of a Hanceville family were among nine injured in a two-car smash-up in Vestavia on Tuesday afternoon. A faulty traffic signal was blamed for the crash.

Mr. and Mrs. Winfred Puckett, both 28 and Mrs. Puckett’s five children by a previous marriage were enroute to Florida, where they planned to make their home in Auburndale, at the time of the accident.

The injured children are Linda Harper, 10, who received a serious head injury, which necessitated an operation; Ricky Harper, nine; Stanley Harper, four; Gary Harper, three and Tommy Harper, 11 months.

In the other vehicle were Mrs. E.J. Stoltz and four year old daughter, Cynthia, who were also injured.

According to the investigation the traffic light was showing green for the Stoltz car and was not lighted at all on the Montgomery Highway, on which the Puckett station wagon was traveling at the time of the crash. Seeing no light, Puckett assumed he had the right of way.

The Pucketts had been married for two weeks.

Guthery’s Cross Roads

On Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Alvis visited their son, Marlin, who is very ill in Athens.

Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Rushing have moved to Mrs. Lizie Green’s place.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hicks and Bruce,of Gadsden, spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Bryant.

Mrs. Wilma McAfee and little daughters, of Cullman, visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Still, on Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Arrell Bryant, Hannah and Pat, of Cullman, visited Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Bryant, on Saturday.

Elbert Kilgo, of Logan and Weaver Sinyard attended the Sacred Harp singing at Bethany, on Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Ollis Sinyard and Roger, of Akron, Ohio, are expected here this week for a visit with relatives and friends. Mr. and Mrs. Weaver Sinyard have returned home, after visiting Mr. and Mrs. C.J. McMurry     and Connie, in Montgomery.

Bethany News

Mr. and Mrs. D.K. Harbison and boys and Mr. and Mrs. James Clay and children, of Birmingham, were the Sunday night supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Harbison.

Mr. and Mrs. Hoyt Perdue and girls spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John B. Gray and Jerry, at Good Hope.

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hendon, of Arley, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Lay and boys on Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Jackie Collins and children, of Birmingham, spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Smith and Ronald.

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Burrow and girls spent the weekend in Birmingham with relatives.

Mrs. Vassie Campbell is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Clifton Trimble, at Crane Hill.

Mr. and Mrs. Buell Campbell and Dwayne spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Odis Garmon, at Cold Springs.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmus Calvert and Frankie, of Birmingham, spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Forace Hipps.

Mr. and Mrs. Billy Ray Sharpton have moved to this community from Crane Hill.

Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Perdue visited Danny Perdue, at the Cullman Hospital on Sunday. Danny had an operation for appendicitis.

A.D. Quick Dies

Arthur D. Quick, 63, of Garden City, died on October 14th and funeral services were held at Garden City Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Pearlie Knighten Quick; one son, James Quick; one daughter, Mrs. Betty Ruth Walker; one sister, Mrs. Eunice Jones and four grandchildren.


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