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Mary Lott

Mattie Woodall and Beckie McKee visit Florence and J.F. “Bud” Tanner at their residence in the Rock Creek Community in September 1958. Mattie is Bud’s sister and Beckie is Florence’s sister.
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Mattie Woodall and Beckie McKee visit Florence and J.F. “Bud” Tanner at their residence in the Rock Creek Community in September 1958. Mattie is Bud’s sister and Beckie is Florence’s sister.

Knights elect Carpenter

75 Years Ago

June 5-11, 1931

The Order of Knights of St. John elected offcers. They are Noel Carpenter, chaplain and commander; Billy Simmons, vice commander; Charles Kendall, secretary and treasurer; and Jimmie Tillery, tyler.

D.D. Norris, C.E. Layman, Robert Layman, W.C. Martin and L.W. Patterson of Flint gave a musical program at a Vinemont church.

Comer Lile, son of Mr. and Mrs. H.T. Lile, preached at St. John's Episcopal church. Lile was a divinity student in the Episcopal Seminary in Alexandria, Va. He was a candidate for Holy Orders in the Sacred Ministry from St. John's Episcopal church in the Diocese of Alabama.

50 Years Ago

June 5-11, 1956

Tommy Morton of Midway and Robert L. Wooten of Beckley, W.Va., joined J.C. Penney Co. They are assigned to the Decatur store.

Morton received a bachelor of arts degree from The University of Alabama in 1955. Wooten graduated from Concord College in Athens, W.Va., where he received a bachelor of science in retailing.

Carolyn Kracke represented Courtland Wiley L. Horton Post 58, American Legion Auxiliary, at Girls State in Montgomery. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Kracke of Courtland. The senior at Decatur High School is a member of the Glee Club and Spanish Club.

Of the 265 Future Farmers of America chapters in Alabama, Moulton is the highest in membership. It has 119 members.

25 Years Ago

June 5-11, 1981

Bill Wallace and Shannon Zeanah, two fourth-graders, were selected as Mr. and Miss Tri-County Bible School. Other awards were: Bible award, Dan Truitt and Molly Fox; leadership award, Jared Darnell; history award, Ginger Wallace.

Robert P. Quarles was selected by his Phi Kappa Psi fraternity brothers at The University of Alabama as Summerfield Scholar. He is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Eta Sigma honor societies and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Quarles of Decatur.

Larry Peterman of Decatur won the Alabama finals of the National Chicken Cooking Contest with his Sauteed Chicken Roma. Peterman is quality assurance manager at Monsanto.

10 Years Ago

June 5-11, 1996

Decatur's Jessica Miller was named 1996 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award winner after completing a stellar volleyball career at Mississippi University for Women.

The award, given by Black Issues in Higher Education, recognizes the achievements of minority student-athletes who embody the spirit of the sport legend who set an extraordinary example in the classroom, on the tennis court and in the community.

Miller was voted the Blues' team MVP, leading MUW spikers in block solos and block assists. She held the career block assist record with 419.

Skip Smith of D&S Consulting Engineers in Decatur was named a regional advisory chairman for the Volunteer Progress Political Action Committee of the Business Council of Alabama.

The adult service coordinators for the North Central Alabama Mental Retardation Authority received the Sharon Slaughter Award.

The award is presented annually by the Region I office of the Mental Retardation Division of the Alabama Department of Public Health and Mental Retardation. It signifies exemplary performance in the field of service.

The honored agency finds help for mentally retarded people in Morgan, Limestone and Lawrence counties. Those listed in the award were case managers Sylaina Hinkle, Edward Orum and Tami Watts.

Mary Lott Mary Lott
DAILY Staff Writer

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