Charlotte Court House News Items from Local Newspapers

Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, January 4, 1945
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

CHARLOTTE C.H.
Christmas has been very quiet in this community due to the weather and bad roads.
Misses Margaret, Virginia and Martha Smith spent the holidays with their parents, Rev. and Mrs. J.H. Smith.
Mr. and Mrs. James Anderson and Mr. and Mrs. John Anderson and family were the invited guests of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bell on Saturday evening for supper.
Miss Bess Dobbins of  Powhatan, spent Christmas with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Dobbins.
Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Bates and Mr. and Mrs. "Boss" Ingram of Brookneal spent last Wednesday with Mr. and Mrs. James Anderson.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Thackston and Mrs. T.A. Templeton spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Southall of Darlington Heights.
Mr. and Mrs. Noah Templeton spent Christmas Day with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stokes Arrington of Pamplin.
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Arrington and family of Red House; and Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Southall of Darlington Heights spent last Monday in the home of Mrs. Clyde Thackston.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Edwards and family spent the holidays with relatives in North Carolina.
News has reached here of the death of John William Thackston age 39, of  Baltimore, who was hit by an automobile on the morning of  December 16th and died that evening.  Funeral services were conducted from his residence, December 19th at 2:00 P.M., with interment in City Cemetery.
Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Hazel Thackston and two sons, Mark William, age 12, and John Franklin, age 10, all of  Baltimore.
Also surviving him are one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Williams of  Petersburg, five brothers; Clarence Thackston of  Petersburg, Clyde Thackston, of Abilene, Morton Thackston of  U.S. Army, Texas; Henry Thackston of Kenbridge; and Sgt. Wilson Thackston, now overseas.


Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, November 16, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

CHARLOTTE C.H.
ROUTE ONE

Mr. and Mrs. James Anderson spent Sunday with her sister, Mrs. E.L. Bates, of  Brookneal.
Miss Virginia Maloney is visiting relatives in Richmond.


Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Smithville, Va., Thursday, January 31, 1895
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Ball at Smithville

On Wednesday evening Jan. 23d, the young men of Smithville gave a most delightful entertainment at the Eagle Hotel, of which the "merry dance" was the chief  ???  At 9 o'clock, to the strains of splendid music, the graceful dancers entered, all in full evening apparel. Dancing continued until 12 o'clock, when the participants were invited to the dining room, where a most superb supper, consisting of cream and jelly was served, having been carefully prepared by our good hostess Mrs. J.T. Paulett.
Among those who were present we noticed Misses Ida and Eulie Williams. Maggie Paulett, Louise Rice, Annie and Fannie Faris, Marie and Sallie Puryear, Mrs. A.W. Donald, Mrs. T.F. Morrisette.  The gentlemen were Messrs. W.G. Williams, G.E. Thompson, L.H. Thompson, Peyton Rice, Caskie Norvell, D.W. Berger, C.T. Crafton, Scott Barksdale, C.L. Faris, Archer Gaines, John Gaines and many others.  It was impossible to ascertain the belle, but we most especially compliment Misses Annie Faris and Ida Williams for their graceful dancing. It is given up that a more enjoyable evening has never been spent in the village, and it will long be remembered as such by those fortunate enough to be numbered among the guests.
We sincerely hope that it will not be long before we may experience another just such at the noted old Eagle House, where true hospitality reigns.  Many thanks to the boys, also the kind host and hostess.
AN ATTENDENT.


Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, March 23, 1933
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Saturday, April 8th, GENERAL CLEAN-UP DAY
Complete all cleaning of buildings, homes and premises.
Prepare and get in readiness to attend the mammoth health meeting in the Moses Auditorium on Sunday, April 9th, 3 P.M.
The need of such a program is obvious.  If we are to reduce the American death rate and to increase its health index, we must reduce the American death rate and to increase its health index, we must reduce the death rate of that group which constitutes so large a portion of its population.  We are urging the cooperation of all agencies and institutions--health, social, educational, economic and religious--are invited to participate.
DR.T.R. LOVELACE, Chairman
MRS. Z.W. JEFFRESS, Secretary


Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, April 14, 1932
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Charlotte C.H.
R.F.D.
Mrs. J.M. Dunnavant and children spent last week with her sisters in Richmond.  Mrs. Reynolds accompanied her home to spend the week end with her mother, Mrs. S.M. Dunnavant.
Mr. John Bradner of Richmond, spent the week end with his parents Mr. and Mrs. R.?. Bradner.Mrs. Frank Walker and children and Mrs. Guy Walker spent Sunday afternoon with Mrs. Shelton.
Mr. Lukin Walker, of Eagle Rock spent the week end with his parents.
Mr. Wick Thomas is out again, after being confined to his room for some time with the mumps.
Mr. T.L. Dunnanvant is building an addition to his house.
Several from here attended the Senior  play at Charlotte Courthouse last Friday night.