July 10, 2003

Bible Grove Preservation Committee Having A Successful Start To 2003

Donors are continuing to make 2003 a successful year for the Bible Grove Historical Preservation Committee, which began a drive to raise money to help restore the old Bible Grove School building back in January.

"We truly appreciate those individuals who attended fund raisers throughout the year and donated towards the cause," stated Greta Slocum, project coordinator. "The proceeds will go towards the restoration of the Bible Grove School. We can't thank all these people enough for their wonderful support."

Donations were received in memory of the following individuals' names: Eileen (Stone) Barker, Gale Barker, William and Carl Blaine, Blaine, Blackard and Crowder Families, Basil Bradley, Buddy Lee Bradley, Cose and Goldie Bradley, Faye (Blaine) Bradley, Garland Bradley, Gilbert Bradley, Howard and Lula Pearle (Callahan) Bradley, Ina Faye Bradley, John and Jody Bradley, John Stewart and Mamie (Hunt) Bradley, Mayo "Toots" Bradley, George H. and Rosa J. (Salisbury) Bradley, Brett E. Brandt, Harold "Max" and Ruth (Webb) Briggs, Mildred (Couch) Briggs,

Leo Brown, Bernice Burrus, Donald Burrus, W. Don and Myrtle Burrus, Lucas Campbell, Russ Campbell, Marilyn Childress, Ernest Clinton Clark, RA and Myrtle (Purvis) Clark, Jr., Zion Lester and Alta Arveta (Corwin) Clark, Raymond and Lois Cone, Beulah Mae Corwin, Dorsey Corwin, Frank and Cora (Wright) Corwin, Fred and Rosella (Davis) Corwin, Glen Dorsey Corwin, Ivol Corwin, Oliver and Sarah T. (Purvis) Corwin,

Ronald Loris Corwin, Sol and Amanda (Purvis) Corwin, Walter and Eula (Bradley) Corwin, Joseph and Verna (Bradley) Couch, Glen E. Doty, Harold Dunn, James William and Samantha (Purvis) Dunn, Lavena Bell (Bradley) Dunn, Lester Dunn, Carson and Idell Erwin, Neale and Bernice (Norton) Farris, Vance Frederick, Vic Frederick, Michael Lee Girardin, Freda Hollis, Patricia and Billy Hollis, Corydon and Minta Wade (Purvis) Hunt, Cordie and Iva (Couch) Kigar,

Richard Kigar, Hollis Meeks, Jacquelyn Neese, Harold Newcomb, Junior Newcomb, Morris Glen and Mary "Ruth" Newcomb, William "Bud" Newcomb, Gilbert Dale Norton, Rob and Maude Norton, Rouster and Zelma Fay (Corwin) Pearce, Ambrose and Lue Sina (Corwin) Phillips, Claude Phillips, Jesse Waylon Phillips, Jud and Hannah (Inman) Phillips,

Mallie and Edith (Schultz) Phillips, Venus Dale Phillips, Vernie and Rue Mina (Corwin) Phillips, Waide and Vivian (Brown) Phillips, Hobert and Edith (Henry) Purvis, Phillip Purvis, Will and Elma (Palmer) Purvis, Jessie Cleo and Ruby Marguerite (Burrus) Purvis, Maxine Ransford, James Toliver Salisbury, Denzel Salisbury,

Scotland County Schools, John Earl and Nina (Corwin) Scotten, Lillian (Stone) Simerl, Martha (Stone) Simerl, Richard Ray Slocum, Sr., Slocum Seven Oaks Memorial Park, Iva Marie Snyder, Alma Spray, Jesse Stice, Lela (Phillips) Stone, Irene Swearingen, Ina (Slocum) Thompson, Lena Thompson, Emagene (McCune) Walker.

Further fund raising will continue for the restoration project. Watch the Memphis Democrat for more information. The committee is also featured on KMEM Coffee Break once a month. Bible Grove T-shirts are available in sizes small to 2XL in red, royal blue, hunter green and pink for $10.00. Postcards of the courthouse, Bible Grove and Rutledge Schools are available for $1.00 each. Sunday, August 17th at 2:00 p.m. the committee will raffle off a quilted wall hanging of the American flag sewn and donated by Maxine Phillips and Glenna (Phillips) Maxwell. Tickets for the raffle are three for $1.00 and may be purchased by contacting committee members, Dennis and Sharon Bradley, Terry and Kathy Marshall, Gene and Lila Spray, James and Amy Spray, Harold Snyder, Max Hamilton, David McRobert, Greta Slocum or Emmett and Maxine Phillips.

Bible Grove Preservation Days will be August 15th, 16th and 17th. Fliers providing details for the weekend's events have been posted in the business windows and bulletin boards throughout Memphis.

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