Files from Yesteryear: 1957


From the Files of 1957:

The Cullman Bearcats defeated the Decatur Red Raiders last Thursday night in a cage battle, 59 to 51. This brings the Bearcats record to eight wins and five losses for the season. The defeat left the Decatur Red Raiders record at nine wins and six losses for the 1956-1957 cage season.


Eight men are being sent Tuesday from the local Selective Service Board for induction into the army.

They are Jerry Wayne Ponder and Van Louis Morgan, both of Route Three, Vinemont, Dodge Roland Davis, of Crane Hill, Douglass Elmer O’Brien, of Route Four, Hanceville, James Donell Burden, of Route One, Joppa, Charles Edward Suggs and Charles Robert Thompson, both of Route Two, Cullman and Howard Hoyt Posey, of Route Six, Cullman.

Ten men are also being sent for their pre-induction physicals. They are Verbal Ted Dooley, of Route Three, Cullman, Traford Ethridge Runge, Johnny Eroy Tucker and Ernest Eugene Williams, all of Cullman, Robert Paul Schwenn, of the University of Alabama, William Asa Vincent, of Route Two, Hanceville, Hugh Don Robinson, of Route One, Cullman, Don Reuben Bland, of Route Four, of Hanceville and Charles Hollis and Gypsy Preston Bryant, both of Birmingham.


Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Lovell and son, Darrell, of Pontiac, Michigan were here this week to visit their sister, Mrs. Roxie Gilley, who is ill at Cullman Hospital.

The Freys (Rita Luyben), who now lives in Del Rio, Texas, have a baby daughter, whom they have named Becky Sue.


Mrs. Lula Mayhall died at her home on January 24th and funeral services were held at the North Side Baptist Church on Saturday. Moss Service directed interment at Mayhall’s Chapel.

Surviving are eight sons, three daughters, one brother, one sister and a large number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Nesmith News


Mr. and Mrs. Mack Shadix and children, Dale and Karen, spent Friday night with Mrs. Louise Shadix and Oppoline.

Mr. and Mrs. Leon Laster and Jimmy, from Gadsden, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Casper Laster and Emma Jean.

Mr. and Mrs. Doyal Pierce went to Martha Ann Tucker’s funeral on Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Lee and Tom Lee ate supper on Sunday night with Mrs. Lovie Shadix and Oppoline.

Mrs. Dollie Stephenson is home from the hospital.

Tiny Laster was home on Saturday because of the death of his grandfather.

The twilight roamers out Saturday night were Lucinda Leeth and Rocky Terry, Carol Goodlett and Johnny Fricke, Sandy McPhillips and Hubert Grissom, Charolett Bishop and Harlan Allen, Alice Chandler and Wayne Ragland, Diane Hudson and Bill Brown, Benton Engel and Carl Stiefelmeyer, Joyce Haynes and Tommy Gilley, Becky Hudson and Ken Campbell, Judy Russell and Paul Suggs, Ann Patterson and Harwel Holmes, Carolyn Rains and J.D. Elrod, Mary Flippo and Dickie Clark, Patsy Mauldin and Joe Mac Roden, Jimmie Lou Sanford and Harlon Aderhold, Cora Sue Duffey and Scott Ellard, Barbara Cofield and Darrell Hale, Arlene Hunt and Ray Whisenant, Alice Perry and Harold Coker, Frances Fine and Hershel Burks, Alvalene Reese and Donald Wesley, Genevieve Fulmer ad Gene Campbell, Margaret Hayes and Bob Cain, Joyce Marie Jones and Herman Baker, Barbara Brown and Earlie Scott, Shelba Tucker and Jack Baker, Janice Harden and Pat Brandon, Linda Richardson and Dillion Calvert, Donna Speegle and Kenneth Freeman, Betty Cofer and Charles Imbusch Glenda Wright and Huey Griffin Jane Burney and Edward Teague and Linda Stiefelmeyer and George McMinn.


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