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Mary Lott

Louise Stubbs Murphy is ready for the Morgan County High School senior prom in this photo from 1961.
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Louise Stubbs Murphy is ready for the Morgan County High School senior prom in this photo from 1961.

Athens farmer grows 7 pound potato

75 years ago

Oct. 15-21, 1932

L.P. Tunstill, a Limestone County farmer, claimed to be the champion potato grower in Alabama.

He displayed his potato, which weighed almost 7 pounds, in Athens.

Horace Kelley, formerly of Decatur, started gaining recognition as a radio singer in Memphis.

He performed frequently on the Memphis station and received many letters from fans.

50 years ago

Oct. 15-21, 1957

The National Association of Accountants notified J. Grady Shaw of Decatur, president of the North Alabama Chapter, that his chapter ranked fourth in competition standings.

The chapter was in competition with 131 other chapters.

The chapters were judged on membership, attendance at all meetings, plans made by officers and directors, programs and special activities.

Mrs. John M. Chenault of Decatur was elected president of the Tennessee Valley Girl Scout Council.

The Decatur Junior Chamber of Commerce installed four new directors.

They were Marion Burke, John Eyster, Bob Solley and Bob Young.

25 years ago

Oct. 15-21, 1982

Kathryn Wise, a licensed practical nurse who was studying for an associate degree at Calhoun Community College, won the W.P. Maxwell Scholarship from the Mental Health Association. Wise had maintained a 3.6 grade point average out of 4.0.

Deliesa Kirk of Decatur was chosen Miss Black Expo at the annual pageant sponsored by the Decatur Coffee Club. She was 17.

Chrisie Costello, 13, of Decatur was selected for the Senior Company of the Huntsville Civic Ballet.

10 years ago

Oct. 15-21, 1997

Janet Kincherlow-Martin, director of public relations and alumni services at Calhoun Community College, was named practitioner of the year by the North Alabama chapter of the Public Relations Council of Alabama.

RaJane C. Hampton was named vice president of human resources, marketing and branch operations at The Citizens Bank in Moulton. With 14 years of banking experience, she was formerly market officer at First American Bank in Decatur.

Phyllis Moore of Decatur was elected president of the Alabama chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers.

David Duke, executive vice president of Rankin Insurance in Decatur, was named chairman for District 10 of the Business Council of Alabama, which includes the northern part of the state.

Donald A. Hood, owner of Status Image Photography in Decatur, was awarded a Citation of Excellence for photography in cover design at the Abby Awards ceremony in Huntsville. He won for the “Growing Up” parenting magazine published by Greenman Publications.


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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