The Home Mission Society of the Methodist Church celebrated their second anniversary at the home Mrs. Jesse C. Turnipseed. The drawing room of the lovely home as attractively decorated with sunny jonquils and daffodils. In the library were white Roman hyacinths and in the reception hall was a tall vase filled with dozens of pink killarny roses, with handsome ferns in all the rooms.
Mrs. Philoman Ogletree returned from Macon where she had been delightfully entertained for a week as a member of Mrs. William Elder’s house party.
Mrs. Henry Walker entertained with a lovely dinner, to which were invited several of her young friends. The table decorations and the place cards were clusters of yellow narcissi. Those present were Misses Almira Thomas, Louise and Alice Walker, Haskell Bass, Richard Crowder and Henry Walker Jr.
Prof. F.O. Watkins, of Zetella, was in the city. He said the school at Mt. Zion, of which he was principal, had the largest enrollment of pupils in its history and that it would be necessary to erect a new school building, as the present one was already overcrowded.
From the Annals of 1959
The Griffin High Trio, who were Carol Shockley, Diane Richardson and Linda Maddox appeared on the “Stars Of Tomorrow” TV show on Channel 11. They were accompanied on the piano by Sara Jane Blackwell.
Navy Boilerman Fireman Eulyes E. Cook, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vester L. Cook of Hampton, was serving aboard the radar picket destroyer USS Rogers operating with the U.S. Seventh Fleet in the Western Pacific.
Navy Engineman 3rd Class James T. Boyt, son of Mr. and Mrs. T.F. Lyle of Griffin, and Seaman Walter A White, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. White of Griffin, were serving aboard the attack troop transport USS Montrose operating out of San Diego, Calif.
Airman 2nd Class Thomas J. Barrett, an Air Force Reservist from Griffin, was serving two weeks of active duty in Memphis, Tenn. Airman Barrett had been in the Air Force reserve for three years.
From the Annals of 1984
Three retirees were honored during the Griffin-Spalding County Hospital Auxiliary Christmas Tea. Nurse Frances Calloway received a plaque and a corsage for 45 years of service at the hospital. Margaret Greene and Aldora Mathis were also honored with plaques and flowers during the banquet.
Kathy Stephens of Griffin, a member of the University of Georgia Redcoat Band, marched in the Disney World Parade at Epcot Center in Fla. and during halftime festivities at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando.
Awards were presented to members of the Spalding County Sportsmen’s Club at the annual banquet at the Griffin Moose Lodge. Tony Gregory was the recipient of the Big Fish Award. Also receiving awards were Larry Parker, second place; Plez Dukes, first place; and Larry Yates, third place.
Senior citizens who were guests of the Griffin Rotary Club joined local and visiting Salvation Army people in singing Christmas carols during the noon luncheon. Having seniors visit during Christmas week had become a custom of the club.
From the Annals of 1999
Kris Knowles and Michael Rainwater, both of Futral Road Elementary School, received monetary prizes for their essays in the Essay Contest sponsored by the Spalding County Farm Bureau. Knowles won first place and received a $25 check and Rainwater won second place and received a $15 check.
J.T. Baxter Jr. and Margie McLean Baxter celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Their children are Joanne and Gene Jones, and Perry and Peggy Baxter. Mr. and Mrs. Baxter were married by the Rev. Walter Logan at his home in Griffin.
Robert and Pauline Tatum celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary. They have two daughters, Ann and Bill Hoch, and Jane and Mike Clark, and three sons, the late Bob Tatum, Ted and Donna Tatum and Fred and Beth Tatum.
Martha Johnson, a Spanish teacher at Griffin High School, was named Teacher of the Year by the Foreign Language Association of Georgia.
From the Annals of 2004
Kenneth and LaShawn Watson celebrated their fifth anniversary, They are the parents of Kennedie and Makenzie. The couple planned to celebrate with family and friends over dinner.
Barbara and Bobby Peurifoy celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. They are the parents of Michelle and Mark Crowley and Robbie and Anne Peurifoy.
Anneka E. Reid of Spalding High School was named a Commended Student in the National Merit Scholarship Program. A letter of commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corp. was presented to this scholastically talented senior.
Kelly Lynn Jacob of Griffin was selected to be a resident assistant at Valaraiso University. Jacob was a junior at VU, a graduate of Griffin High School and was pursuing a major in elementary education. Her parents are Randal Jacob of Williamson and Susan Jacob of Griffin.