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1 IMAGE ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. ' i USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE A(~REEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. PAOK I THE FLO~ NEWS - THURSDAY, Dr. And Mrs. Frank C. Myers 96 Y ears Mr M Young, rtin Active by Jack Davis Mrs. Mary Alice Hurst Mar- tin celebrated her 96th birth- day on Saturday, August 14 at home. A celebration had been planned, but was cancelled after an injilry to "Mrs. Allie's" right foot. However, the family is look- aug forward to a celebration next year and "Mrs. Allte" says she is looking to celebrat- ing her 100th birthday with her many friends and relatives throughout the area. "Mrs. Allie" is a'native of Bullock County in Alabama. She is the daughter of the late Ja- mes and Julia Lassiter Hurst. She came from a large family with two sisters, five brothers and thee hall-sisters. Herfa- mily moved to Walton County when she was about three weeks old. Later, her Civil War Soldier father died, leaving her mother to care for a family of young children. So, "Mrs. Allie" lived with friends and rela- tives and cared for their young children as she grew up. She married Ahdrew J. Mar- tin of Walton County on Feb- ruary 2, 1900. They celebrat- ed their Golden Wedding An- niversary on Sunday, February 2, 1950, at the "Old Martin Home," which was located in Laurel Hill on Highway 85. When her husband died in July of 1963, they had lived together 63 years. He was 85 years old. "Mrs. Allie" and her hus- hand had four daughters. Two of the daughters are still liv- ing. They are Mrs. W. J. Cox, the oldest with whom "Mrs. Allie" lives with now, and Mrs. J. C. "Bertha" Gib- son, also of Laurel Hill. "Mrs. Allie" at 96, has six grandchildren, 2Z great grand- children and four greai-greai grandchildren. She is very active and does housework daily and is interested in the farm, livestock and world events. She reads the Bible and is a member of the First Assembly of God Church. China And Palett The Gulf Slates China and Palette Club met at the Dinner Bell on Saturday, August 14, for their second meeting of the year. Forty-two members and their guests were present. They met in the main dining room , which was decorated in the Bicentennial theme, by members of the Florala Club. China and oil paintings by mem- bers of the club were on dis- play. During the social hour, mere- un Mr. and Mrs. Grady Davis wedding, a reception was held A C announced the marriage of in the dining area. Thebride's = • % their daughter, Joyce, to Dr. Frank C. Myers. The wedding took place at the Davis home on North Sixth Street, August 14, at 2 p.m. The double ring ceremony was performed by the Reverend J. Wilbur Majors, pastor of the Generations Of Love Mrs. Mary Alice Hurst Martin was 96-years-young on Saturday. She is shown here with her great-grandson, Keith Chaunell, great-granddaughter Mrs. Cheryl Noel Channell, granddaughter. Mrs. Joan Gibson Noel and daughter, Mrs. Bertha Gibson. Club Meet table was covered with pink linen with matching overlays of lace, accented with pink li- lies-of-the-valley and pink wedding bells. A branched candelabra held burning pink tapers, centered the table. The two-tiered wed- ding cake was embossed with bars enjoyed coffee and dongh- nuts, while viewing the artdis- played by the members and a demonstration of Tole Paint- ing by Mrs. Velma Hanson of Graceville, Florida. During the lunch hour, Miss Rhea Yarbrough and Randall Bradley of Florala, entertain- ed with a Bicentennial musical program, "What Makes Amer- ica Great." They began the program with "The $larSpan- glad Banner". They then sang, "This Is My Country," "I Be- lieve In Music," "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," "You've Got A Friend," "How Great Thou Art," "The Im- possible Dream," and ended with "God Bless America." Between each song, Rhea did a nnrraiiun.on what makes America great. Following the program, Mrs. Myrtle Straughn gave the de- changed before a setting of na- tural greenery and a white wrought iron candelabra flank- ed by a white wicker basket filled with ferns. An arrange- ment of pink gladiolus and greenery completed the deco- rations. Appropriate recorded music was played throughout the wedding. Mrs. Hugh Hanson, aunt of the bride, lighted two candles and left the center one for the couple to light together, fol- lowing their wedding vows. This act symbolized the beginning of the couple's life together. votionnl by reading some of her poems and having a prayer. The business meeting was conducted by Mrs. Nell Avant, president, with old and new business discussed. Mrs. Gra- tie Maddox gave the secretary and treasurer's report. The next meeting will be De- cember 4," 1976 in Pensacola, Florida, with the Christmas meeting being a guided tour of Seville Square. The members of the L..A.C. Bible Class met on Saturday, August 14 on Lake Jackson for their annual picnic, with a feast of good food. After the Reverend Freeman Willlamson returned thanks to First United MetbodistChurch. pink roses and topped with a the Heavenly Father for al- Parents of the bridegroom are p.iak satin wedding bell., lowing the gathering, and ask- ~,r~ ~d Mrs. Frank Myers,A~ crystal service of pink ing the Lord's blessing on the 8r.,.of Montgomery, Alabama. champagne's frosted punch ~tas class, all pitched in and an- The wedding vows were ex- served at the end of the table joyed a second anniversary. Mr. Myers served as his son's best man. Scott Adams, son of the bride, was the ring bearer. Matron of honor was Ms. Jean Cnnsey, sister of the bride. She wore a gown of mint green. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a gown of ivory silk organza. The high neckline and front bodice was accented with matching venice lace and pink satin rib- bun. She carried a bouquet of pink rose buds centered on a satin covered Bible. Immediately following the Carolyn J. Howell departed at I 0:00 p. m. on Monday, August I0 on a flight to Los Angeles, California, where she will join her brother, Philip R. Howell and wife, Gloria, who arebeing transferred to Carswell AFB, Ft. Worth, Texas. Carolyn, the daughter of Charles R. Howell and the late Ernestlne Howell, plans to at- tend school this fall in Fort Worth. She will miss her many friends and particularly mem- bers of the Florala Wildcat Band and director, Andy A1- Sup. opposite the wedding cake. Silver trays held cheese straws and handmade mints and a sil- ver compote of toasted nuts completed the serving table. Ms. Jean Causey served the cake while Mrs. Hugh Harmon served the punch. Miss Melissa Causey, niece of the bride, presided at the register, marked with a white plumed pen. A silver tray of white rice bags tied with pink satin ribbon was passed out by Little Miss Christy Causey, niece of the bride. For her traveling suit, the bride changed into a summer print knit dress accented with a matching scarf. After a honeymoon on the Gulf Coast, the couple will be at home in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, where the bride Is employed at the First City Bank and the bridegroom is practicing dentistry. Out-of-town guests attending the wedding were: Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Myers, Sr., and Mr. and Mrs. Ronald My- ers of Montgomery; Ms. Jean Causey, Misses Melissa and Christy Causey, and Mr. Jerry Dowing of Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Mrs. Melha Dunn and Mrs. Elizabeth McGee, employees of the Florala High School Lunchroom, attended the Dis- trict Nine Child Nutrition Workshop in Dothau on August 10 through 13. This is the eighth year that Mrs. Dunn and Mrs. McGee have attended this annual work- shop. They both received cer- tificates in the class on "Pur- chasing, Receiving and Inven- tory." Id Miss Donna Sue Waller, a staff member for Campus Cru- sade 4or Christ, win be the guest speaker in Florala at the First Baptist Church audi- torium on Sunday, August 22 at 9:45, with the combined Sun- day school departments. Miss Waller was in Ft. Col- lins, Colorado, staff training during the tragic flood recently. She will also speak at Cha- pel Hill Baptist Church on Sun- day evening at 6:30. t77H umma The American Legion Auxil- iary of Post '/7 held a rum- mage sale on Friday and Sa- turday of last week. Although their sale was good, Mrs. Mild- red Burress reports that the Post still needs funds to carry out all their projects. Committees chusen for 1976- 77 are: Americanism -- Mrs. Vonla P. Hutcbeson; Children mad Youth -- Mrs. Dorothy Buliard; Civil Defense and National Security - - Murlal Savage; Communications -- Gwendolyn Gibson; Commu- nity Service --/Lucille Cox and l~therine Cannon; Con- stitution and By Laws -- Lu- calla Cos; Education and Scbo- lership -- Gwendolyn Gibson; Finance -- Myra Nell Mickel- le son; Foreign Relations -- Mild- red Kondrick; Girls Slate-- Maxtne Hutcheson and Gwen- dolyn Gibson; Junior Activities -- Sue Chambers; Legislation -- Jean Jones; Membership -- Merlte Martin; Memorial Gold Star -- Lucflle Cox and Vonla Hutcheson; Past Presidents Parley -- Lucille Cox and Betty Donney; Poppy -- Venla Hulcheson and James Patter- son; Trophies and Awards"-- Birdie Adams; Veterans Af- fairs mad Rehabilitation -- Ve- aia Hutcheson and Emergency Relief Fund -- Jessie Mae Mc- Netll. Anyone eligible to join the American Legion should see James Patterson or call 858- 3359. Willis Attends Jamaica Meeting onmpaay and also to brief the mon on business, travel and professional developments. Through sales and service to their policybolders, individuals earn the right to attend the three-day affair. Attending this meeting ns David E. Willis of Floraia. One member of the Liberty NaUonal Life Insurance Dis- trict Office in Andalusia re- cently qualified to attend a company t~siness meeting in Jamaica. The asMsl meeting, known the Torch Club, is held to hymor various district leaders and top egeats tbroegbont the HOMECOMING SET Homecoming will be held at Bradley Assembly of God Church Sunday, August ZZ, 1976. Sunday School at 9:45, morning worship service at II:00, lunch at 12:30 and sing- leg in the afternoon. The Reverend Cbarlte Ga- nos, a former pastor, will be bringing the morning message. The Reverend Robert Bowea, Pastor, and the entire church extonds to everyone a special invitation to attend. lebr nniversary After the meal, Mrs. Vester Gamble, class teacher, brought to the attention of all pre- sent, that the class was cele- brating its second anniver- sary with members in good health. Different class members Mrs. Mattie Harvard gave the treasurer's report of $212.30 from the class. Mrs. Nanule Hedge dis- missed the group with prayer. Those present were Mrs. Nannte Hodse, Mrs. Vester Gamble, Mrs. Sallie Mac Par- l~rre asked to read the scrip- ker, Miss Ethel Donaldson, • lesson from Judges and , Mrs. Grimes, Mrs. Madden, Kings; the subject "Prone To Mrs. Lavada Hudson, Mrs. Wander'~was discussed. John Flournoy, Mrs. Ada Smith, Mrs. Mattie Harvard, Mrs. Nellie Johnson, Mrs. Mary Prestwood, Mrs. Ethel Hedge, Mrs. Fuqua and Miss Vera Whiddon. Visitors pre- sent were the Reverend Free- man Williamson and family, Mr. Vaster Gamble, Mr. Wal- ter Hodge, Mr. Fred Tolbert, and Mr.Ed Smith. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Davis and Tim, had as their guests for a few days, Mrs. Irene Forrest and Gary Forrest of Penrod, Kentucky and Mrs. Forrest's daughter and child- ren, Mary Nell Roth, and Scott and Terra Roth of Connecticut. While here, they enjoyed the Gulf's white, sandy beaches and a fishing trip. They also visited with Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Bed- nnl and Mr. and Mrs. Dwan Reeves while here. Mrs. Forrest is a sister to Mrs. Davis and Mr. Hudaall. Mrs. P. C. Bern (Hazel Cawthon) and granddaughter, Susan Born, are visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Davis William- son and Mr. and Mrs. Rex Whitcomb. The Born's are from Hous- ton, Texas. Mrs. Siacey McLeod and Harmon and DoLisa of Leaks- vflle, Mississippi, spent last week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Ganey. Miss Patsy McKinney and Miss Sharon Martin have re- turned home after visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kimbrlll and son, in Columbus, Mis- sissippi. Mr. and Mrs. B. G. Thomas- son have their grandsons, Dar- rell and Jeffery Foley of Ft. Benning, Georgia visiting with them. Mrs. Ervin Flowers and son, Kenneth, of Wlillamstown, West Virginia, are visiting with her mother, Mrs. Audrey Holley. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Phipps, Susan and Linda of Bocaron, Florida, visiting with her mother, Mrs. Bula Mac Lassiter last week. Richard Las-eiter has re- turned to his home in Pensa- cola after visiting with his grandmother, Mrs. Bula Mac Lassiter. Mrs. C. A. Hogan of Colum- bia, is visiting with Mrs. A. S. McLeod and Dan McLeod. Mr. and Mrs. Allison Hut- cheson of Dotban, visited with his mother, Mrs. Andrew Hut- cheson. Mr. and Mrs. Max Richburg and daughter, Rachel, have returned to their home in Ale- xandria, Virginia after spend- ing two weeks with their pa- rents, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Gasey and Mrs. Vivan Rich- burg. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Hooton and daughters, De- bra and Maria of Perry, Gear- gla, are visiting with Mrs. Hobaon Vsnn and Mrs. C. C, Parrish. Friends and former students of Mrs. Alice Powell will be interested to know that she will be teaching English and will be the Librarian to Plea- sant Home School next year. Mrs. PoweU, who also ser- ved as Beta Club sponsor for several years at Floraia High School, graduated from Flo- rida State University and has taught in New York as well as at Paxton High School, Florala High School and at Lurleen B. • Wallace Junior College. CALL ME AMANDA! Mr. and Mrs. Eegone Man- nine are happy to annnunca the arrival of a baby gtrl, Amanda Sue, born in Toledo, Ohio on July 27, weigl~q '/pounds ~d IZ tnd I/Z ounces. Amanda Sue is the grand- daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Munlng of Paxton. She and her parents are movteg beckto Puton to make their home. . Kathy araWa A TSU Freshman siena are currently om the Troy State campus. In this freshmen visit two days to stitution, to explore tltudes for mac programs. Freshmen also ftpf~rtunity to II quarter classes. Parents also are e to attend and parent ' s held concurrently dent program. Eight sessions throughout June tending the from Florala was anne Caraway. Inrala SECOND CLASS POSTAGE PAID AT SOUTH FIFTH STREET FLORALA, MR. AND MRS. LARRY K. WOODHAM, EDITORS AND PUBLISHERS SUBSCRIPTION RATES Covington County, Alabama ............. Elsewhere in Alabama .................. Other States .......................... ESTABLISHED IN 1900 PUBLISHED WEEKLY ON If you are planning to get married in the near future, take the Florala News into your plans. Your nouncement and wedding write-up will be among important keepsakes of this important occasion. We need a 5x7 BLACK AND WHITE photograph of l both your engagement and wedding picture to newspaper. If you are having a professional photographer your wedding pictures, insist that he or she make a white photo for your newspaper write,up. Color photography can be used, but they do not t well in the newspaper as a black and white photo and we promise you tha~ you will be pleased with the Remember: Your engagement announcement story are too important to take chances with Have and white photograph made for both occasions, and you Friends of Mrs. Todd Pur- sure your wedding and engagement will be perfect. vis will be glad to know that she All wedding and engagement stories need io be is at home recuperating after rala News Office' by Friday at 5 p.m., to allow spending some time in a Ft. plan our social page. Walton hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Helms and son, Rick, of Montgomery, visited Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Bilge of Locldmrt over the weekend. Mrs. Hazel Cawthon Born and granddaughter Susan Born of Houston, Texas, are spend- ing this week in Florala with relatives, Mr. and Mrs. Davis Willlamson and Mrs. Annie Sue Cawihon. Little Miss Peggy Curran of Atlanta, Georgia, is the guest of her grandmother, Mrs. Mar- garet Curran and aunt, Mrs. Louise Jansen this week. Sheri and Dave Rhodes of Enterprise are spending this week in Florala with grandpa- rents, Merton and Qnnenie Reeves. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Sims of Opp, attended the funeral of Mr. Mallard Trammell in Flo- rata on Mohday. Mrs. Cecil Braggs and child- ren Becky and Buddy of Pensa- cola, visited their aunts, Mrs. Vera Slaughter, Mrs. Eunice Jones, Mrs. Verna Geobagan and Mrs. Vera Givens. Mrs. Mary Joe Davis and children Pam and Pat of Brew- ton, visited their mother and grandmother, Mrs. Benin Slau- ghter. Fiorala, Alabama New Fall shipments arriving Shop now you can / your sizeS. Try Lay plan. ALL SPRING AND SUMMER MERCHANDISE ON SALE 50% OFF. 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