From the Files of 1957:
Gum Pond News
Mrs. Nora Smith visited Mrs. Trixie Caudle one evening last week. Mrs. Caudle came home on Monday from a Birmingham Hospital, where she was operated on last week.
Mrs. Viola Smith is improving some. Those visiting Mrs. Viola Smith on
Saturday and Sunday were Mrs. Nina Kelley, Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Holcomb and children, Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Morgan and children, Phornie Scott, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Bentley, Mrs. O.M. Johnson and Mrs. Joe B. Moore and little girl and Verlon Smith.
Mr. and Mrs. Cledeth Moore and Mrs. Bobbie Moore left Friday to spend the weekend with James Henry Moore, who is stationed at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.
Mr. and Mrs. Belton Yancy and children visited Mr. and Mrs. Dewett Dye on Sunday afternoon.
Wade Buckelew and Kenneth Brown visited the Ervin Buckelew family on Sunday.
The Nunnelley children honored their mother, Mrs. Nellie Nunnelley with a birthday dinner on Sunday, at Gum Pond Church.
Mr. and Mrs. Willard Bates moved on Saturday to Daniels Chapel.
Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Morgan and children spent Saturday night with Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Holcomb.
The third Sunday in May is the decoration at Bethel.
Mr. and Mrs. Odis Cole and children, of Birmingham, were the weekend guests of their parents, the R.W. Selfs.
Reverend and Mrs. R.J. Underwood, of Sheffield, were visiting in this community on Monday.
On Thursday, Mrs. Burt Swann and Mrs. Hilda Holloway visited Mrs. Lois Hampton and her new baby.
Mrs. Vinnia Waldrep visited her sister, Mrs. Gin Reynolds, who was ill in the Arab Hospital on Wednesday.
R.L. Swann spent last week in Anniston with Mr. and Mrs. Bitts Oliver.
Mr. and Mrs. Hoyt Allen, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, attended church here on Sunday.
Little Debbie and Tony Blackwood, of Hartselle, were weekend guests of their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L.M. Bryant.
Mrs. Alvin Swann has gone to Akron, Ohio to join her husband.
Mrs. Ellis Holloway and children, of Florida, spent last week here with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Mullins, of Birmingham, were Sunday guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Mullins.
Eural Coker McCain, 61, died on Saturday, May 11th at 5:15 p.m., at Veterans Hospital in Birmingham, the victim of a heart attack.
Mr. McCain suffered his first attack at his home some six weeks ago. He was taken to the Birmingham hospital on April 25th and had two attacks there.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday at First Methodist Church, after the body had lain in state for an hour. The Reverend William Curl, Reverend O.K. Lamb, of Anniston and Reverend O.G. Gilbert officiated at the services.
Masons were in charge of graveside rites and Moss Service directed interment. Active pallbearers were Ted Whitaker, Carl Stiefelmeyer, Virgil Fowler, W.B. Thomas, George Stiefelmeyer and J.D. Daniel.
Honorary pallbearers were stewards of the First Methodist Church.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lucile Christian McCain; one son, Julius McCain; one granddaughter, Lu Jeanne McCain and one brother, O.M. McCain.
For the last 23 years, Mr. McCain had been employed by Stiefelmeyers.
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