June 22, 1950

 

This Article Appeared In The Times

But Was Not Actually In Calís Column

 

Transcribed by Janette West Grimes

 

SULPHURFORK

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†† The decoration and memorial services were held on Sunday, June 18th for the cemetery at the local Baptist church, with Elder Herlin Brown, the pastor, in charge. He preached in the morning. Elder F. L. Ray delivered the afternoon discourse. There was also some excellent singing. A large crowd was present and there was plenty of dinner for everybody.

 

†† The Gregory reunion will take place at Sulphur Fork Baptist church on the third Sunday in August, with an all-day service and dinner on the ground. All descendents of Gion and Amanda Gregory and related families are invited to attend. Gion Gregory was the son of Ambrose Gregory, who died in what is now Macon County on the extreme upper part of Peyton's Creek in 1827, leaving his wife, the former Miss Jemima Willis, with a large number of children, whom she reared in the midst of hardship and unremitting labor. Gion Gregory married his first cousin, Miss Amanda Gregory, the daughter of Big Tom and Bettie Gregory, pioneer settlers of Smith County. Gion was known to many as Guy Gregory. The family went to Upper Sumner County about 65 years ago and many of their descendants still live in that section. The reunion is made up largely of the numerous descendants of this couple, both of whom died years ago. The editor of the Times has been specially invited to attend.

 

†† [Editor's note. It would be a great pleasure to attend this gathering of Gregory and related families. But it appears now that we will have to decline the invitation. However, if events turn out so that we can get to Sulphur Fork on August 20th, we shall strive to attend. Anyway the invitation is much appreciated.]

 

** Mr. and Mrs. John Hinton and son, Hoyt; and Leo Pearson made a flying trip to Yazoo City, Miss., this weekend, leaving here Friday afternoon and returning Sunday night. They visited Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Ray.

 

†† John Minor is still in a critical condition in the Fountain Head Sanitarium.

 

†† Uncle Bennie Gregory is still in feeble condition from a paralytic stroke suffered about a month ago.

 

†† Word has reached this place that a bad accident occurred Saturday night near Franklin, Ky., in which two men were reported to have been killed.

 

†† Farmers in this section are busy harvesting wheat and oats and plowing corn and tobacco. Grass is bad in many fields on account of the many recent rains. Some very hot weather is now on hand.