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The Past is researched from the 1880s forward by Norma
McHann. The information below is from the the Smyrna Herald,
Smyrna Neighbor, Cobb County Times, Cobb Chronicle and Marietta
July 1, 1886: The picnic here last Thursday was largely
attended and a magnificent dinner was spread for the guests.
Addresses were delivered by Col. J. G. Gray, of Atlanta,
in behalf of the Masonic order; by Gen. William Phillips
for the Sunday Schools, and by Hon. Will J. Winn for the
Odd Fellows. The speeches were fine and highly enjoyed.
July 8, 1886: Our village is still improving. Two new residences
now nearing completion----that of Mr. M. L. Ruff and Mr.
Presbyterians are making preparations to overhaul and remodel
their church as soon as the weather will admit.
of wet weather, General Green seems to have full sway down
this way, almost entirely unmolested. There is more green
in the crops than I ever saw before the first of July, but
it is all right I reckon. We will get through with it some
Lilla Loveless, one of Smyrna's charming young ladies, had
a birth day dining with a few of her friends on the 4th
instant. Quite an enjoyable occasion. May she live long
and enjoy many returns of the same is the wish of a friend.
July 15, 1886: Four pretty babies all in a row; Maj. Nelms',
Mr. Bickers', Mr. Dempsey's and Capt. Terrell's.
July, 22, 1886: Many of the friends
and neighbors of Rev. A. G. Dempsey believe that Cobb county
would find in him an earnest and faithful worker if elected
by their suffrages to
represent them in the Legislature of the State.
July 29, 1886: Rev. Mr. Hawkins preached an effective and
profitable sermon in the Baptist Church Sunday morning,
to the edification of all present. Heaven bless and help
all such efforts to elevate and save mankind.
Terrell has bought a new piano; Smyrna is to have a singing
class; Capt. Broyles is going to build a new house; Capt.
Mable will soon "improve," many are seeking homes
in and about our village; land is rising in value; all seem
hopeful, and many believe they have found "as good
a place as earth affords."
W. D. Shea's sermon upon the occasion of Mrs. Dunn's funeral
was very touching to the large sympathizing audience gathered
in the Methodist Church. Not many were the dry eyes in that
throng of human beings, as they looked upon the weeping
form of the heart broken husband, and the bereaved children.
Aug. 12, 1886: Mr. Bishop has moved into his pretty new
house and has pretty living ornaments in it to bless and
Medlin has the finest peaches in this section all seedlings.
He is one of the renters who takes a good interest in the
place he occupies. Result: Remains there year after year.
pleased to see that the people are beginning to avail themselves
of the abundant crop of elderberries. In many sections of
the country this berry is very highly appreciated and much
used for making wines and jelly.
July 2, 1896: Mr. Newt Dempsey, who has been quite sick
for the past five weeks, is reported to be up and about
but very feeble. Glad to know that you are improving brother.
Z. T. Terrell, candidate for Tax Receiver,
was unable to meet many of his engagements last week by
reason of sickness.
unto Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Eaton last Friday morning, a fine
11 pound daughter. Mr. Eaton is receiving the congratulations
of his many friends. Mother and child are doing nicely at
has a new street choir. Last Saturday night they regaled
the village with many pretty songs and hymns. Some of them
have good voices and sing real well.
Springs: July 2, 1896: Next Tuesday, is the day for the
correspondents to meet at the Journal office and arrange
for a picnic.
Clippers had their first game of ball last Saturday evening
for this season and have prepared to have their next game
with the Antioch team next Saturday evening.
July 2, 1896: Misses Norah Buckner and Lottie Turner, two
of Oakdale's fairest young ladies visited Mr. and Mrs. W.H.
Hooper, of Atlanta, last week.
Berry Buckner attended the club at Trinity last Saturday
of our young people attended the Allen-Gann wedding at Mableton
the 24th inst.
July 2, 1896: The action of the Georgia State Democratic
Convention meets the hearty approval of every old and young
democrat in this section. Our gold standard friends can
now approach the "anxious seat."
July 9, 1896: Mr. Frank Gibson has the smallest and most
aristocratic milk cow in the burg. Frank has to fan the
flies off her during the time of milking or they will have
none of that article for table use.
W.T. Pace is receiving the congratulations of his
many friends this week----another daughter. The young lady
arrived a few evenings ago.
Smyrna aggregation of ball tossers crossed bats with the
Clippers last Saturday---the glorious 4th, and when the
dust settled and the howlings of the many innings ceased,
the score stood 8 to 11 in favor of the Clippers.
Robinson is the most bashful young man in Cobb county. It
is said he will walk two miles out of the way to avoid meeting
a young lady in the road. He had never been known to address
one in his life---Sorry for you, Walter.
got in their work at Mr. Polly Baswell's house Sunday night,
taking his shoes, also Harry Robinson's watch, shoes and
$3.50 in money, besides taking the hats of both parties.
No clue to robbers.
Springs: July 9, 1896: Well, of course, we are glad to say
that the Sunday School day, last Saturday, was a grand success.
By 10 o'clock not less than four hundred people, from all
sections of the county had gathered to listen to the exercises
of a well arranged program.
Clippers beat the Smyrna boys in a game of base ball Saturday.
The game was 13 to 7 in favor of our boys. Mr. Sloan Walraven,
of Atlanta, one among the first members, was here to help
the boys. Sloan is a clever fellow and hasn't yet forgotten
the victories the Clippers gained many years ago.
dollars was subscribed to complete our church last Sunday
in about fifteen minutes. This is a move in the right direction,
so "let her go" till it is finished.
July 9, 1896: Mrs. W. H. Nash, of Marietta, Miss Eva Malone,
a very amiable young lady of Villa Rica, and Masters Elliot
Earnshaw and Joe Pritchett, of Atlanta, were the guest of
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Ruff on the "Immortal Fourth."
9, 1896: Miss Ada Brewer opened the second term of her school
at Concord on the 6th inst.
Springs: July 23, 1896: Let every body remember that on
Thursday, July 30th, the people of our entire neighborhood
and all who wish to engage with them, will meet and clear
off the cemetery at Maloney Springs.
July 23, 1896: Remember Saturday is election day, and you
are requested to cast your ballot for your choice of the
many candidates in the field.
Saturday morning at 2:40 a.m., the immortal spirit of our
friend and neighbor, Mr. T. K. Hamby, winged its flight
to that undiscovered country from whose shores no traveler
ever returns. He was 52 years old. His remains were laid
to rest in Smyrna cemetery Sunday afternoon. Elder H. G.
Mitchell officiated. He leaves a mother, wife and 10 children,
seven sons and three daughters.
July 23, 1896: Miss Beckie Landers, of Atlanta, who has
been visiting her cousins, Misses Emmie and Ollie English,
has returned home.
was a delightful barbecue near this place on the 16th, given
by Mr. Harland English, one of Atlanta's most popular firemen
of No. 3.
Aug. 6. 1896: Miss Jessie Moore is home again after two
weeks delightful camping with a party of friends, on the
banks of the Toccoa river, near Gaddistown.
night about 11:10, the residence of Mrs. B. F. McAfee was
discovered to be on fire and was destroyed with all its
contents. The occupants lost everything except the clothes
they stood in. The fire is supposed to have been caused
by chemical combustion of drugs stored in a closet in the
house by Dr. Alexander.
afternoon a number of young men, calling
themselves the Clippers, crossed bats with Smyrna B.B. teams.
After one and twenty-five minutes of all sorts of howling
and whooping, these ;young men found themselves "clipped"
to the tune of 11 to 26. Smyrna having the best of the game,
the features of which was the pitching of Wilson, who retired
18 of the visitors during the struggle.
Aug. 6, 1896: One of our most prominent young men will soon
take unto himself a bride.
Cicero Heron, of Gilmore, visited relatives in our village
Aug 20, 1896: Last Tuesday evening our young people were
tendered a sociable by Mr. and Mrs. Reed. Miss Alma and
Coral Reed were the immediate hostesses and in an excellent
manner entertained all who attended. The program consisted
of games, recitations and instrumental music. The pleasant
affair was highly enjoyed by all.
the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Reagan, died in
Atlanta Friday and was buried in Smyrna Saturday afternoon.
S. R. Dull and Miss Nettie Stanley, of Atlanta, are visiting
Prof. and Mrs. Mizzell this week.
rumored we are to have a new general store in Smyrna before
many moons roll by.
W. R. Power will give an address here at the academy next
Friday night on the subject of education. All are cordially
invited to attend, especially the ladies.
Springs: Aug. 20, 1896: The little child of Mr. Bud Griggs
died and was buried at Maloney Springs last Friday, also
the little girl of J.M. York was interred at the same grave
yard Sunday afternoon.
20, 1896 The Sunday School at Douglas Academy was reorganized
Sunday afternoon with J. A. Templeton, Superintendent, and
Charley Ireland, Assistant Superintendent. We wish for this
Sabbath School success with its new set of officers.
Aug. 20, 1896: Miss Dora Pope, a beautiful and accomplished
young lady of Lizzie, has returned home after a delightful
visit to her cousin, Miss Norah Buckner. One of young men
regrets seeing her leave as he was wearing the smile of
will be an all day singing at Collins Spring the fifth Sunday
in this month.
Springs: Aug. 27, 1896: Dry, dusty and disastrous to crops.
No rain and cotton is cut off at least 50 per cent.
literary society met at Mr. V.V.Horn's last Saturday night
as was arranged. The exercises were splendid. After a song
and prayer, three very appropriate pieces were read by Mr.
Warford Brown, and Misses Jessie Braswell and Virtie Horn,
after which we had a beautiful recitation by Miss Ida Moore.
July 12, 1906: Mr. Turner Gann has returned home from Texas,
where, after many years, he has succeeded in lassoing one
of the fairest daughters of that State, and brought her
with him to graze in the inviting pastures of Georgia.
many friend of Mrs. Albert Dempsey, who has been extremely
ill for several weeks past, will be pleased to learn that
she is now on the road to recovery.
John T. Pace and Mr. Henry Gantschy left Saturday for Hot
Springs and Oklahoma. Mr. Pace went for health, Mr. Gantschy
on a prospecting tour.
blackberry crop appears to be plentiful, and many of our
people have built up quite a paying business with them,
besides getting all they want to eat.
July 12, 1906: A new Baptist church has been organized here,
with Rev. G. W. Poor as pastor and Bro. Brown of Olive Springs
conducting the music. The services will be held on the pavilion
on Tuesday night.
Springs: July 19, 1906: Olive Springs, Rice Chapel and Due
West literary societies will picnic at Joyner's three miles
south of Marietta, on Saturday, 28th of this month. Senator
A.S. Clay and Willie D. Upshaw will deliver addresses.
July 19, 1906: Mr. Will S. Cox built a dam across a stream
running through his pasture, with a view to having a fish
pond. The dam was completed Wednesday and on Thursday the
waters gathered and deepened, a fine pond was forming. The
boys began to wade and swim and a boat was built for the
pond. Friday and Saturday night the rain came, it was more
than the dam could stand, and before morning broke, that
dam gave way and the pent up waters made its way to the
Chattahoochee, carrying things before it.
July 26, 1906: The Electric Car Company bought the old W
& A depot, and is now moving it up the hill to a point
opposite Whitfield & Fuller's store, where they will
convert it into a freight and passenger depot.
Charlie Love tendered the young folks a Phantom party last
Friday night. They were all there, phantoms all sizes, styles
and shapes. About ten o'clock the party unmasked, and enjoyed
most delightful refreshments.
Norris Pace has just completed the addition of a large veranda
around his residence, which is a big improvement, and adds
much to the comfort and attractiveness of his home.
26, 1906: Mr. J. H. Cantrell, John F. Petty, John Reed,
T.W. Gray and H. H. Sludder were elected delegates to the
Cobb county Masonic convention from Nelms Lodge, No. 323,
of this place.
Aug. 9, 1906: The school rally last Thursday night resulted
in raising $150 for increasing the capacity of the school,
and making it a higher grade-----a grammar school.
John Matthews tendered the young people a dance last Wednesday
night, in honor of Misses Bertha and Irma Lewis, her guest.
Aug. 16, 1906: Mr. H. J. Dunton had his nose broken and
right shoulder severely strained last Friday. While endeavoring
to stop a frightened horse hitched to a buggy, both horse
and vehicle ran over him.
Alma and Coral Reed, Mr. Henry Konigsmark and Mr. Seab Love
spent Sunday at Tallulah Falls, taking in the points of
interest in that vicinity.
Bell, Mrs. Hargrove and Mrs. Butler are erecting cottages
out on Roswell street, and will soon be residents of our
to Mr. and Mrs. Joab Dunton, a fine boy.
Aug. 23, 1906: Smyrna is to have an addition to its school.
Dr. W. T. Pace, T. L. Hamby and John Rutledge compose the
H. J. Dunton died last Wednesday from the effects of injuries
received while endeavoring to stop a frightened horse running
away. He leaves a wife, several sons to mourn his untimely
end. His remains were interred in the Marietta cemetery.
Electric Car Co. have about completed the depot. They have
put in a side track for freight .
Springs: July 14, 1916: Mr. and Mrs. S.J. Crow are receiving
the congratulations of their many friends upon the birth
of a fine son at their home on Wednesday, July 5th. This
makes the seventh son in this home.
Egyptians have pitched their tents at Fair Oaks, where they
will be for several days yet.
crowd from Olive Springs attended the singing at the court
in Marietta on the Fourth.
Springs: July 21, 1916: Mr. and Mrs. Wylie Allen announce
the birth of a son.
opened up here on last Monday with Prof. B.F. Whitney, Misses
Lillian Bryant and Gladys Hicks as teachers.
July 21, 1916: Mrs. P.M. Rice and Mary Ruff spent last Sunday
in Macon with their sons, who are in the Fifth Regiment.
W. M. Fambrough has as her guest at Belmont Farms, the Misses
Cora and Alice Topsy, of Louisville, Ky., Miss Marion Neblett,
of Clarkesville, Tenn. And Miss Buna Clarke of Quitman.
July 8, 1926: One of the most enjoyable events of the past
week was the anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Petty and
also the birthday of Mr. Petty which was celebrated on June
25th, at their home in Smyrna. Those present were: Mr. and
Mrs. A. J. Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Light, Mr. J. Hardage
and Mrs. T. E. Legg.
Cabin: July 15, 1926: Miss Ruth Valentine has returned home
after spending three weeks with Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Hill
15, 1926: Log Cabin Junior League attended the annual Union
picnic at Oakland City last Wednesday. Ruth Valentine and
Neville Everett won most points for the running contest.
July 15, 1926: Mr. and Mrs. Jim Herren and family have moved
to our community. We welcome them.
Eula Herren is on a visit to her sister, Mrs. Ruben Sweat,
July 29, 1926: Mrs. J. W. Carmichael, a widely known resident
of Cobb County, passed away Tuesday, July 20th, at her home
on the Atlanta Road,. She is survived by her husband, sisters,
Mrs. D. H. Ham and Miss Leila Sadler and brothers, A. C.
Sadler and J. H. Sadler. Services were held Thursday afternoon
at 2 o'clock at the Smyrna Methodist church, Rev. Light,
assisted by Rev . Sanders, officiating. Interment Smyrna
Aug. 12, 1926: Smyrna schools will open September 6th with
between three and four hundred pupils expected to be attending.
The following teachers have been announced: J. T. Lowe,
superintendent and teacher for 9th and 10th grades; Miss
Colene Reed, principal and teacher of 8th grade; Miss Maud
Baldwin, 7th grade; Miss Judith Rice, 5th grade; Mrs. C.I.
Holcombe, 4th grade; Miss Annie Mae Brown, 3rd grade; Mrs.
C. L. Ivey, 2nd grade; Miss Lucile Cochran 1st grade.
Cabin: Aug. 12, 1926: Mrs. J. D. Simmons entertained Tuesday,
August 10th, at a party in honor of Melville Brown's ninth
birthday. Those invited were Gladys Brown, Peggy Carmichael,
Junior Thompson, Lillian Thompson, James Hunt, Lucy Caldwell,
Catherine Reaves, Elizabeth Hicks, Travis McAdams, Sarah
Hall, Grady Valentine, Walter Roy, Harlan Webb, Robert Logan,
Elsie Smith, Alfred Stanley, Jr., Adeline Pressley, Wallace
Pressley and Melville Brown.
Cabin: Aug. 19, 1926: The Junior and Senior Epworth Leagues
have given a handsome Bible to the Cabin.
Brownie Logan, Mr. Billy Logan and Robert Logan have left
for a fishing trip in South Georgia.
July 2, 1936: A marriage of social interest in Smyrna and
through out Cobb County and the State, was that of Miss
Elizabeth Davis and Henry Konigsmark, which was solemnized
Sunday at 12:45 o'clock at the Peachtree Christian Church
, Atlanta, by J.D. Richards, president of Columbia Seminary,
read the vows. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
G. W. Davis and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry
July 9, 1936: Atlanta Y.W.C.A. Camp Highland near Smyrna
announces that girls from 9 to 18 years of age who wish
to enjoy sports, discussion, hobby groups and fun until
July 31 and older girls and business women who wish to spend
vacations at the camp from August 1 to 17, are invited to
July 16, 1936: The friends of Miss Martha Land and Claude
Groce will be interested to learn of their marriage on Sunday,
Mary Brawner is spending two weeks at Camp Highland.
Mary Lou Norton and Elizabeth Bacon attended the G.A. house
party at Bessie Tift college, Forsyth, this week.
Anita and Norma Groce honored Miss Frances Land with a surprise
birthday party Friday evening.
July 23, 1936: An announcement of interest to Smyrnans and
Cobb countians is that of the marriage of Miss Marie Lorraine
McClure, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P.H. McClure, of Atlanta,
formerly of Smyrna, to Frank D. Crawford, of Atlanta on
July 23, 1936: The Oakdale Garden Club was entertained July
2 at the home of Mrs. John Cahoon. After the business meeting
tea was served and a flower show was held. Mrs. J. L. Newman,
membership chairman, reported seven new members: Mrs. E.
S. Clark, Mrs. T.L. Daniell, Mrs. C.M. Dempsey, Mrs. J.
M. Fagan, Mrs. John Smith, Mrs. Albert Sentell, and Mrs.
July 30, 1936: Dr. and Mrs. W. F. Brawner and children have
returned home after a two week stay at Sea Island Beach.
P.M. Rice had as her guest recently Mrs. B.Z. Ruff and children,
of Spartanburg, S.C.
Mazie Nelson honored the Senior Maccabees with a picnic
at Austell Friday afternoon. Mrs. Adams of Locust Grove
assisted in chaperoning the party.
Aug. 13, 1936: A marriage of social interest to friends
in Smyrna and Cobb county is that of Miss Sara Crowder,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.Y. Crowder of Smyrna to Joe D.
McCurry, the ceremony being solemnized Saturday evening
Springs: August 13, 1936: The Junior and Intermediate G.A.'s
of Smyrna Baptist Church with Mrs. Homer Bell as leader
presented an interesting program Friday at the Olive Springs
Baptist Church. Grace Taylor, Billie Frances Thomas and
Callie Mae Huddleston were named the nominating committee
to choose officers for the year. Mrs. Glenn Brown, Smyrna
district secretary, assisted in the organization details.
Aug. 20, 1936: The cordial interest of a host of friends
is centered in the announcement of the marriage of Miss
Lula Betty Crowe to Laymon H. Owens, of Smyrna, which was
solemnized October 26, at the home of E. C. Smith
in Marietta. The only attendants were the
bride's brother and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wood.
Mildred Otwell, of Smyrna and Roswell, and T.Y. (Doc) Westbrook,
of Austell, were married Wednesday August 12 at the home
of Mrs. Otwell in Smyrna.
Aug. 27, 1936: Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Dunn, of Smyrna, recently
observed their golden wedding anniversary. They are both
sixty-nine years old, have been members of the Baptist church
for fifty-two years, and are still church workers. Mr. Dunn
has been a Baptist deacon since 1905. Their children are
Mrs. Hugh L. Marston and James F. Dunn, both of Smyrna.
Mr. and Mrs. Dunn were married August 15, 1886.
July 3, 1946: The funeral of Henry L. Jones, of Smyrna,
was held Saturday in Atlanta, the Rev. E. B. Awtrey officiating.
Burial was in Westview. He is survived by his wife, Lucy
Pritchett Jones; son, T. Paul Jones, daughter, Mrs. W. C.
Mitchell and sister Mrs. M. Williams, of Dade City.
and Mrs. Paul Hensley and Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Lewis entertained
at a steak supper Saturday night, honoring their two sons,
M. J. Hensley and Ralph Lewis, recently discharged from
the service. Those attending were: Mr. and Mrs. George Montgomery,
of Marietta, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bacon, Mr. and Mrs. Max
Parnell, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Collins, of Atlanta, Mr. and Mrs.
Olan Jones, Sam Lindley, Jimmy Quarles and Henry Westbrook;
Misses Ruth Collins, Dorothy McMillan, Sarah Hensley, Greta
Hensley, Emigene Lewis, and Charles McMillan.
members of the Smyrna school board will be elected Saturday,
according to Jake W. Nash, chairman. The terms of M. L.
Ruff and Nash expires this year. Both are eligible for re-election.
Anyone desiring to run may submit his name
to Chairman Nash and it will be placed on the ballot.
July 3, 1946: Cpl. Bessie Ruth Jordan, Marine, has returned
to Washington, D. C., after spending two weeks with her
and Mrs. Delbert Maner and Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Dempsey have
returned from a vacation in Florida.
July 18, 1946: Lee Ester Jordan of Rte. 1, Smyrna, has enlisted
for three years with the Army Medical Corps.
Brown and S 2/C Lewis A. Brown of Smyrna were discharged
from the Navy July 1 at the Naval Separation center at Jacksonville.
Henry Konigsmark, Jr. has been awarded the Army Commendation
Ribbon for service as executive officer at Camp Mackall,
N. C., Headquarters Seventh Army has announced.
July 18, 1946: Sgt. And Mrs. W. Conn Barnett, of Smyrna,
announce the birth of a daughter, Connie Jo, on July 3.
Mrs. Barnett is the former Evelyn Godfrey.
Harriett Brawner entertained today at a luncheon at her
home on Atlanta Road. Attending were Misses June Elder,
Joe Marler, Eloise Fowler, Sally Bishop, Mary Myers, Anne
Weyman, Helen Ledsinger, Miriam Goodwin, Yvonne Worley,
Anne Willingham, Alice Davenport, Sally Hester, Jane Smith,
Leta and Jane Webb, June Antley, Jeanne Brown, Louise McNeel,
Dolly Goodman, Barbara Ingram, Barbara Blair, Annie Laurie
Thomas, Caroline Little, Jane Morrill and guest, Jamie Parker
of Columbia, S.C., and Joan Wooten, of Miami.
July 18, 1946: Funeral services for Ernest E. Owens, 40,
of Fitzhugh Lee community, who died Monday from injuries
received when struck by a car Sunday, were held Tuesday
afternoon. Burial was in the Smyrna cemetery. He is survived
by wife, the former Jessie
Haney; sons, Jimmie and Larry; parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.
L. Owens; sisters, Mrs. R.L. Holtzclaw, and Mrs. J. V. Ferrell;
brothers R. C., L. W., E. L. and C.H.
Herren team, winner in the membership contest conducted
by the Lemons district civic club, will be guests of the
Dunn side, loser, at a watermelon cutting on August 12.
Team captains were Fred Herren and H. E. Dunn.
July 25, 1946: The Bank of Smyrna, with every stockholder
a Cobb countian, announces its date of opening as August
services for Aaron Rufus Collins, 77, were held Thursday
afternoon at the Smyrna First Baptist Church with Rev. E.
B. Awtrey and Rev. Charles Drake officiating.
and Mrs. Olin J. Cantrell announce the birth of a son, Kenneth
Edwards, on June 30th. The maternal grandparents are the
late Mr. and Mrs. Sargent and the paternal, Mr. and Mrs.
Duff Cantrell of Smyrna.
Cabin: Aug. 1, 1946: Alvin Maloney has taken a position
in Atlanta. He was a member of the '46 graduation class
of Fitzhugh Lee.
Lee and Lamar Maloney are attending school in Atlanta, taking
advantage of special courses.
A.Y. Crowder of Smyrna to Joe D. McCurry, the ceremony being
solemnized Saturday evening August 8th.
members of the Smyrna school board will be elected Saturday,
according to Jake W. Nash, chairman. The terms of M. L.
Ruff and Nash expires this year. Both are eligible for re-election.
Anyone desiring to run may submit his name to Chairman Nash
and it will be placed on the ballot.
Cabin: Aug. 1, 1946: Alvin Maloney has taken
a position in Atlanta. He was a member of the '46 graduation
class of Fitzhugh Lee.
Lee and Lamar Maloney are attending school in Atlanta, taking
advantage of special courses.
Aug. 1, 1946: Jasper P. Griffin, of Atlanta, World War II
veteran, has been named principal of Smyrna high school
for the 1946-47 term, the school board secretary has announced.
Aug. 15, 1946: Mr. and Mrs. James E. Quarles, of Smyrna,
announce the birth of a son, James Eugene, Jr. on Wednesday
Aug. 22, 1946: Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Maner, of Smyrna, announce
the approaching marriage of their daughter, Betty Maner,
to Daniell A. Loon, of Los Angeles, Calif. The wedding will
take place at the Locust Grove Baptist Church August 24th,
at 8 p.m.
services for Mrs. Nettie Bell Adams Dunn, 55, of Smyrna,
were held Wednesday at Spring Street Baptist Church with
Rev. George Moon and Rev. Cleve Goss officiating. Burial
was in New Smyrna cemetery. Surviving are husband, James
F. Dunn; daughters, Mrs. Cleve Goss, Mrs. Carl Mohon, Mrs.
F. C. Kuykendall, and Miss Lula Bell Dunn and son J. D.
Dunn. Also, by her mother Mrs. John A. Adams; sisters Mrs.
Cliff Black; Mrs. Edith deJarnette; Mrs. Walter Wilson;
Mrs. Pearl Gillham; Mrs. C. A. Smith and a son-in-law, Grady
Jonquil Café has changed operators for the third
time in the last few months, according to Leonard Branscome,
owner of the café and the Jonquil theater building
housing the café. The new operator is James J. Swartz,
veteran, who plans extensive inside remodeling, including
the installation of a soda fountain, and who will cater
to short order trade, serving steaks and other specialties.
Aug. 22, 1946: Mr. and Mrs. Sloan Addison
and daughters, Peggy Jo and Anna Katharine, and Carolyn
Daniell spent several days last week vacationing in Panama
Aug. 29, 1946: Bobby McDaniell, of Smyrna, became an Eagle
Scout at the Court of Honor held in Smyrna Monday night.
McDaniell, son of Mrs. Estelle McDaniel Pennington, is the
first Smyrna scout this year to receive the Eagle award,
which was presented by Brooks Lowry.
Mary Russell Green, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. G. C. Green,
of Smyrna, became the bride of William Franklin Carter,
son of Mills T. Carter, of Winsted, Conn, in a double ring
ceremony Sunday evening at the First Baptist Church in Smyrna.
July 5, 1956: A large new supply main scheduled for Smyrna
as a part of the new two-million dollar water expansion
for Marietta-Cobb County, is expected to relieve the city's
it or not, Smyrna police have come up with a new traffic
ticket that motorists will enjoy receiving. Smyrna Police
Chief Marshall Tanner said hundreds of new "commendation"
tickets are being printed for distribution among motorist
who perform an act of courtesy as they drive through town.
Council passed three ordinances for paving, curbing and
guttering and hired engineers for construction of Smyrna's
new water tank in actions taken Monday night at City Hall.
Shelly Davis of Atlanta spoke recently to Young Matron's
Service League, meeting at home of Mrs. Travis Sanders,
Hurt Road, urging them to spearhead organization of a better
health council to serve Smyrna area.
July 12, 1956: Smyrna's new police
1956 car was demolished Monday evening in Atlanta, where
it was en route to the scene of a distress call at a downtown
hotel. Two persons were injured in the collision. Chief
Marshall Tanner had received a call that a Smyrna resident
had threatened to jump from the ninth floor of an Atlanta
hotel and he was rushing his wife to the scene when the
wreck occurred. Several people were injured and after getting
help for them they went on to the hotel and rescued the
on the new swimming pool at Church Street Park is expected
to be finished within the next 10 days.
Shirley Anne Sentell, daughter of Mrs. A.H. Sentell, Sr.
became the bride of Lawton O'Dell Parson, son of Mrs. Lawton
Parson on June 29 at Fellowship Baptist Church in Smyrna.
The ceremony was solemnized by Rev. Carl Wheeler. Music
was presented by Mrs. Sadie Sammons, organist and Jack Benny
Sentell sang "I Love You Truly" and "The
Lord's Prayer" and Don Sentell sang "Walk Hand
in Hand." Buddy White was best man and ushers were
Frank Smith, Jr. David Collins, Winston Paul and Richard
Hammonds. Miss Anna Katherine Addison was maid of honor
and Elaine Scott and Beth Scott, nieces of the bride, were
junior bridesmaids. The bride was given in marriage by her
brother, Rudolph Sentell.
Aug. 2, 1956: Harvey Hester, owner of Aunt Fanny's Cabin,
Monday was charged with possession of an illegal amount
of tax paid whiskey after Cobb County officers said they
found 16 fifths of whiskey, 38 bottles of wine, 13 fifths
of champagne and 35 partly filled bottles of liquor in the
quaint and famous Cobb County eating place. Patrolman S.
C. Hicks, Emmett Burton and Chief Ed Hunter confiscated
the whiskey and placed charges against Hester.
Aug. 16, 1956: Smyrna City Council has heard what was described
as "the most encouraging financial summertime report
on its general
fund in many years," as Finance Chairman Murray Sonenberg
reported a balance of $13,25154. He said that normally the
general fund is depleted around June and "borrows"
from other funds through the summer until ad valorem taxes
start coming in. Water and Sewerage Construction Fund balance
stands at $22,827 and is considerably below expectations.
Other fund balances are: Water and Sewerage Extension Fund
$10,901.62; Recreation Bonds fund now being used for construction
of new parks, $86,985.86; and the building improvement bonds
fund is untouched with $73,844.23.
Aug. 23, 1956: A 54 inch rattlesnake was killed by a Smyrna
man's automobile Wednesday on Akers Mill Road near Smyrna.
Ed Poss was going to work when he hit the rattler. It was
eight inches in circumference and had 14 rattles and a button.
Scout Troop 450 of Smyrna, was named "Best Behaved"
troop during the eight weeks of camp at Bert Adams Scout
Camp this summer.
Melvin Holleman and children are visiting her mother, Mrs.
Parris Culpepper in Barney.
7, 1966: Ovens were left at highest temperatures and pine
oil poured over them and the floor around in the kitchen
of Belmont School when vandals broke into the school July
4th, police reports say.
pharmacist Bill Atkins has been named as a member of Cobb
County's six man Board of Jury commissioners. He succeeds
City Council will meet Monday at 7:30 p.m. to act on a record
budget of $688,197.49 for 1966-67. The proposed budget exceeds
last year's budget by some $35,000.
of a one story mortuary to be located at 501 Church Street
for Sanders- Castellaw Funeral Home, is set to begin around
14, 1966: Myra Gail Huggins and George Douglas Dillard were
married in an 8 o'clock candlelight ceremony at Smyrna First
Baptist Church. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John
D. Huggins of Smyrna and his parents are Mr. and Mrs. George
P. Dillard of Decatur.
21, 1966: At least $100,000 in damage was done by a fierce
electrical storm which hit Smyrna July 14th, according to
is moving ahead on the old street car stop at Belmont Hills.
and Mrs. Chess Burruss announce the engagement of their
daughter, Peggy Mae, to Donald Horace Hulsey, son of Mrs.
Clara Hulsey and the late Woodrow Hulsey. The wedding will
take place August 20th at Smyrna Second Baptist Church.
28, 1966: The Bank of Smyrna has received the amendment
of its charter and has raised its capital account from $385,000
to $435,000 and surplus from $365,000 to $515,000.
Hoe and Hope Garden Club is the recipient of a unique honor-----a
trail has been cut in the Chattahoochee National Forest
especially for their use. The following members took a tour
during their visit: Mrs. Davis Holsenbeck, Mrs. Charles
Black, Mrs. Don Wells, Mrs. Phillip Wilson, Mrs. Blaine
Bryan, Mrs. Allen Boyd, Mrs. Larry Theile, Mrs. Frank Guthrie
and Mrs. Dwight Brown.
Fitzhugh Lee High School Class of 1946 held a reunion party
July 16th. Those attending were Dr. Hayward Exley, Lee Neal
Barnett, Winn Cahoon, E.Y. Banks, Jr., Earl Myers, Evelyn
Black Holder, Ruth Crowder Brinkley, Mildred Bane Waters,
Dorothy Blaty Perini, Betty
King Abernathy, Betty Green Dunn, Herbert Dunn, Aubrey Wilson
Pair and Stanley Pair. Members not attending were: Fred
Eberhart, Grady Buckner, Alvin Maloney, Billy Green, Pat
Stowe Crawley, Frances Bolling Lawler and Betty Jo Fountain
4, 1966: Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Barrett, of Smyrna, announce
the engagement of their daughter, Rachel, to Mr. Harold
S. Bachman. The wedding will take place September 3rd.
Fred Hilscher entertained for Miss Lynn Brown with a seated
luncheon July 30th. Those attending were Carol McManus,
Faye Vollrath, Krista Brown, Donna Shulton, Jane Burruss,
Diane Jones, Susan Etheridge, Patricia Hilscher, Mrs. Ernest
Brown, Mrs. Al Johnson and Susan Stacy.
11, 1966: Building permits issued by the City of Smyrna
totaled close to $300,000 during July.
18, 1966: Smyrna and Cobb voters will take part in the South's
broadcast use of electronic voting on primary day, September
of the $26,530 sum, Smyrna's share of a $97,350 bond issue,
will be used to air condition the Teen Canteen on Church
Road. Smyrna teens will be very happy to hear this.
sessions are not expected at Wills High and Nash Junior
High when school begins August 27th, according to Wills
principal Bill Bennett and Nash High's principal Don McKay.
1, 1976: Officer-In-Charge W. D. Honea announced today that
the Smyrna Post Office will be opened Sunday July 4th to
provide a lasting bicentennial memento of our country's
1, 1976 Continued) Forster Puffe, of Smyrna, has been named
a recipient of Aetna Life and Casualty's 1976 Community
Action Award for outstanding community service.
8, 1976: Smyrna Presbyterian Church will hold their 149th
camp meeting the first week of August at camp near Conyers,
15, 1976: The July 5th political bicycle race was won by
State Rep. Ken Nix.
Ruth A. Dickson of Smyrna, wife of a former county commissioner,
died Saturday, July 10th, burial was in Crestlawn Memorial
29, 1976: Recent Optimist Club speakers were Congressman
Larry McDonald and Quincy Collins. The two will face one
another in November general election if McDonald wins in
the August 10th primary.
5, 1976: Nancy Konigsmark Jordan wife of Hamilton Jordan,
Jimmy Carter's campaign manager, along with 100 fellow Georgians,
flew to other states, canvassing each area before the primaries.
Dixie defeated East Marietta 4-2 for District 11 championship.
Smyrna used the home run power of Barry Taylor and Tim Glenn
was sparkling on the mound.
to break ground in August for a new shopping center which
will be located in the intersection formed by South Cobb
Drive and King Springs Road. The center will be called King
Springs Plaza and major tenants will be Big Star, Eckerd
Drugs, Radio Shack and One Hour Martinzing.
12, 1976: Patrolman Mary Morrison hired by Capt. John Young,
was the first female hired by the Smyrna Police Department.
Then on August 5th a second female, Linda Graydon was hired.
Reactions by fellow officers varied from pleasant surprise
to slight suspicion at first.
memories remain for longtime Oakdale residents but Papa
Glover's store was torn down last week. The property will
be used for parking space for Oakdale Thriftown next door
on Atlanta Road.
C. Parks has been appointed postmaster of Smyrna effective
19, 1976: The Smyrna Community Chorus, under the direction
of Noel Roberds, will give its first full length musical
concert on Saturday night, Aug. 21st, at 8 p.m. The newly
organized choral group has a membership of 65. A few of
the members are Brenda Shepherd, Tony Chupp and Hubert Andrews.
Rose Briglevich from Yugoslavia, is the newest doctor at
Smyrna Dixie Little League All-Stars recently recorded a
third place finish in the state tournament. Manager Grady
Chaffin called the squad the "finest All-Star team
Smyrna has ever produced."
being interviewed about changes in Oakdale in the last 60
years, Glenn Brown stated that they had rapid transit years
ago and it was faster and safer than driving. He rode the
green streetcars along the tracks which parallel Atlanta
Road until their shutdown in early 1950's.
26, 1976: Mr. and Mrs. Arthur B. Keith of 390 Havilon Way
in Smyrna, will celebrate their sixty-first wedding anniversary
on Aug. 29th.
3, 1986: "Gone With The Wind" celebrates its 50th
anniversary this year, and King Springs Village retirement
complex in Smyrna received a videotape of the classic last
Monday, making the occasion memorable to the residents there.
The tape was donated by Northside Realty.
24, 1986: King Springs Village senior citizens complex in
Smyrna threw a party July 12th to celebrate the grand opening
of its new $500,000 addition to the health care facility.
21st, Boy Scout Troop 61 in Smyrna hosted a 59 year reunion
for more than 200 scouts and guests at Bethany United Methodist
7, 1986: Smyrna residents will have an opportunity Aug.
12th to go to the polls to decide who will represent Republicans
and Democrats in the November General Election.
the last 21 years Bob Ash has been part of the mortar and
brickwork which held together Campbell High School. On July
22nd, the Georgia Assoc. of Education leaders named him
its high school principal of the year.
Smyrna Public Library held its annual Summer Reading program
party last Wednesday. Library director Doris Morris awarded
certificates to children who read 10 books during the summer.
13, 1986: Incumbent state Sen. Jim Tolleson, R-Smyrna, coasted
to victory in Tuesday's Republican primary against businessman