Files from Yesteryear: 1957


From the Files of 1957:

New Harmony News

Vester Plunkett is ill in the Arab Hospital.

Jim Tom Noles is in a Birmingham hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Rhodes are spending a two week visit with relatives in Florida.

Mrs. Nora Mae Williams is very sick.

Mrs. Mattie Tipton, of Arab, spent a few days here with Mr. and Mrs. Howard Tipton.

James Hardin is recovering from an injured back, which he received a few days ago in a car wreck.

Arneda Gaddis received a broken arm a few days ago, in a car wreck.

Mrs. Esther Miller, of Strawberry, visited sick relatives here recently.

Mr. and Mrs. L.B. Vaughn, of New Cannon, visited with relatives here last week.

Mr. and Mrs. G.T. Plunkett visited relatives near Summit on Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Benefield, of Joppa, visited relatives here last week.


John William Nuss, 62, died suddenly at his home on Oak Street on June 23.

Mr. Nuss, a veteran of World War I, is survived by one son, John W. Nuss, Junior, one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Wood, four grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. C.H. Klein.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, after the body had lain in state for an hour at Saint John’s Evangelical and Reformed Church.

The Reverend R.J. Fraser conducted the services and Moss Service directed interment in the City Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Herman Bahr, J.C. Henslee, Bill Hauk, Junior, Al Hinds, B.M. Weaver and Karl Ruehl.


Funeral services were held on June 24, at Hopewell, for Mrs. Mary Hendrix, 84, of Route Eight, who died on June 23. Interment was in the adjoining cemetery.

Among her survivors are nine children, G.C., J.T., A.M., Birdo and P.R. Hendrix, Mrs. Ruth Denson, Mrs. Katie Denny, Miss Gladys Hendrix and Mrs. Allie Mae Dye; a brother, David Marby; a sister, Mrs. C. Bishop; 34 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.


Mrs. Sallie Frances Davenport, 91, formerly of Cullman, died at her Pratt City residence on June 10 and funeral services were held at Hopewell. Grandsons were pallbearers.

Surviving are two daughters, Miss Eula Davenport, of Pratt City and Mrs. J.H. Street, of Bonifay Florida; one son, J.M. Davenport, of Birmingham; one brother, James Mitchell, of Letohatchee; one sister, Mrs. W.P. Norris, of Miami, Florida; seven grandchildren; ten great- grandchildren and two great-great- grandchildren.


Leaving Saturday morning for six months active duty were seventeen National guardsmen from the Cullman and Hanceville units.

They were sent to Fort Jackson, South Carolina.

Those going from the Hanceville unit were James V. Nelson, J.C. Helms, Jay Quattlebaum, Gurley L. Kelso, Harold D. Parker, Herman E. Vincent and Marion C. Henderson.

Company C of the Cullman National Guard sent five men.  They are Cleeman H. Mullins, James G. Allred, Robert E. Gray, James C. Sandlin and O’Neal Gray.

The five going from Cullman Company “I” were Paul W. Kent, Joseph C. Mackentepe, Lloyd T. Hays, James Donald Patrick and Oscar E. Lay.

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