Fayette County, Alabama
~ Newtonville School ~
row (left to right): Wilburn
MAYFIELD, Auburn SMITH, Chester PATTERSON, Bunyon GIBSON, Edward
FREEMAN, Lake FREEMAN, Sarah HARDIN (with
pigtails), Marie GIBSON, Cleo
PRICE, Mary SMOTHERS.
row: Burdette MAYFIELD, Benton
PATTERSON, Vaudine WILSON, Gertrude PRICE, Estelle GIBSON, Alpha
SMOTHERS, Lucy PATTERSON, Miss Lula DEASON (teacher), Mary Lee SMITH,
Mamie HAYES (half visible).
row: Ida HAYES, Nealie PRICE,
BAKER, Euline WILSON.
row: Tom SMOTHERS, Lando
GREGG, Dewey DAVIS,
Frederick Coleman BAKER, Wilma HARDIN, Montie Lea BAKER, Matie PRICE,
Clenta SMITH, Ernestine PATTERSON.
row: Alonao HAYES, James
GRAVLEE, Hosea PATTERSON, Ida HARDIN, Ella GILLILAND, Pearl BAKER, Ila
YERBY, Geneva GILLILAND.
row: Will GREGG, Ollie GREGG,
BAKER, Victor GIBSON.
is located about 10 miles south of Fayette on State Highway 171 [see
map of area here].
This was a one-room school with only one school "marm."
I am related to all of the Bakers, Yerbys and Gibsons.
Most of the people [pictured above] were buried in the Newtonville
adjacent to the historic Shepherd Church
(Shepherd Baptist Church No. 4).
~ R.B. Holliman
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