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Mary Lott

Flint Baptist Church in 1950.
Courtesy photo
Flint Baptist Church in 1950.

Henry Davis wins flight title in golf tourney

75 years ago

July 30-Aug. 5, 1932

Henry R. Davis defeated J. Ernest Garrett to win the second flight title in the annual Decatur Daily golf tournament at the Valley Country Club.

A new quartet was organized in Decatur and gave its first public concert at the First Methodist Church.

The quartet members were Lamar Buck, first tenor; Cy Graham, second tenor; Ernest McCulloch, baritone; and Baron Nance, bass.

50 years ago

July 30-Aug. 5, 1957

Melvin Owens was named commander of the local Wheeler Brown Hendrix D.A.V. Chapter 11.

Other officers were John F. McCutcheon, senior vice commander; Edward Terry, junior vice commander; and Ruben C. Halbrooks, treasurer.

Carol McElroy of Hartselle didn’t just settle for cake and presents, but celebrated her sixth birthday with a train ride to Birmingham.

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert McElroy.

She was accompanied by her mother and friends Larry Charles, Fred and Keith Penn, Jimmy Britt, Jeff Tolbert, Carolyn and Betsy McHan, and Mrs. Norman Penn.

When the children arrived in Birmingham, they were treated to a picnic supper.

25 years ago

July 30-Aug. 5, 1982

Wayne Lewis, manager of the Decatur office of Guaranty Savings and Loan Association of Birmingham, was elected secretary of the Ess ’n’ Ellers, an auxiliary of the Alabama League of Savings Association.

Lewis had served as chairman of the northern district and as state treasurer and was named “Outstanding Ess ’n’ Eller” in the northern district in 1981. Organized in 1976, the Ess ’n’ Ellers present programs to students, civic clubs and other groups about savings and loan business.

A local woman was among the Mountain Lakes Group of the National Association of Bank Women’s new officers.

Joy Brown of Central Bank in Decatur was elected to serve as secretary for the organization.

10 years ago

July 30-Aug. 5, 1997

Fannie Pryor, formerly of Decatur, celebrated her 108th birthday. She lived in Cleveland, Ohio, with her son, James Pryor. She also is the mother of Leroy Pryor. Pryor has 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 30 great-great-grandchildren. Her local grandchildren are Belinda Shoulders, the Rev. Earl Pryor and Leroy Pryor Jr., all of Decatur.

Mandee Fields of Hartselle was elected president of Alpha Pi Mu, an industrial engineering honor society at The University of Alabama. She was vice president of the Institute of Industrial Engineers and treasurer of the university’s chapter of the Society of Women Engineers. She is a 1993 graduate of Hartselle High School.


The Daily welcomes the loan of vintage photos of people, places and events in Morgan, Limestone and Lawrence counties for use in “Valley ofYears Past.”Please call Mary Lott at 340-2452 or e-mail her at Photos will be returned.

Mary Lott Mary Lott
DAILY Staff Writer

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