Cullen News Items from Local Newspapers

Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, August 24, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

HERE AT CULLEN
BY MARY BINGHAM LAYNE
The Woman's Missionary Society of the Cullen Baptist church met last Wednesday afternoon at the church for the regular August meeting with ten members present.  Mrs. J.H. Mann presided.  The meeting opened by the singing of the hymn, "Lead On, O King Eternal, followed by the usual business of roll call, collection of dues, etc.  Several suggestions were made in regard to community missions work for the coming month and a plan adopted.  Miss Ann Layne and Miss Margaret Jervis were appointed as committee to arrange flowers in the church for the rest of August and September.  A motion was made and carried that the society send a contribution for the benefit of the Student's Center at Farmville.  Mrs. Mary Rosser resigned as mission treasurer of the society and a substitute was appointed for the rest of 1944.  Mrs. R.D. Layne acted as program chairman using the topic, "Extending the Kingdom Among the Indians."  The Bible reading with studies from Matthew and Luke was given by Mrs. Mary Rosser.  A sketch of the arly American Indians, their mode of life, customs and what they contributed to our civilization was given by Mrs. P.A. Layne; Mrs. J.H. Mann gave a survey of the work being done by Southern Baptists among the Indians of South America, in which she explained the work of Dr. J.B. Rounds, who is the superintendent of mission work among the Indians in Florida, North Carolina, Alabama and other states. Mrs. Lillian Harris told the story of the first church among the Indians and how they carry on the work today; Mrs. T.G. Elder read an article on souther nIndians including the challenging story of a white missionary woman who had given her life to help her husband carry on mission work among the Indians, leaving two daughters, inspired by her example to also dedicate their lives to such work.  The hymn "The Morning Light Is Breaking," was sung and the meeting closed with prayer by Mrs. J.R. Ferguson.  The September meeting of the WMS will also be held at the church on Wednesday, September 13th with Mrs. P.A. Layne as program chairman.
Mr. and Mrs. S.H. Layne of the Cullen neighborhood have four sons in service for their country.  The eldest son, Spencer Hatcher known as Budgie among his friends, enlisted in the navy soon after his graduation from high school in 1941 completed the course as an airplane mechanic in this country and has served overseas.  He is now in training as an aviation pilot and will be commissioned when the course is completed.  A second son, Elbert, is "somewhere over there."  A third son, Oliver, is "way down South in Dixie" doing army service, and a fourth son, Alvan, called to service in August is stationed at Camp Peary.
Some of the Cullen 4-H Club girls had the pleasure recently of a trip to Richmond with their leader, Mrs. Nancy H. Fallen.  Those who took the trip were Margaret Jervis, Frances Vaught, Joella Dixon, Anna Saylor and Anne Layne.
Mrs. Lillian L. Hanmer and Miss Martha Williams left Cullen this past week for Richmond where they will clerk in the treasurer's office for some time before leaving for Washington.
Miss Lucille Hensley of the Abilene neighborhood visited relatives in Cullen neighborhood recently.
Mr. and Mrs. T.G. Elder and family were visitors recently for a few days in Charlottesville.
Mrs. W.H. Dickerson has been spending some time in Rockbridge County as the guest of her brother, N.N. Cobb.
Corporal William Scott of North Carolina, visited relatives in the village this past week.
Sergeant James H. St. John of Camp Davis, N.C., was a week end visitor at his home here.
Miss Edna Dixon of Harrisonburg has returned to Cullen after attending the summer session at Madison.
Miss Janie Williams of Frmville was a week end visitor in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Williams.
Sergeant Joe Mann, Jr., of Camp Butner, N.C., spent the past week end with his home folks int he village.
Mrs. Ray Jackson visited recently in the village at the home of her brother, John Garrett.
Rev. and Mrs. G.A. Harris and Mrs. P.A. Layne spent one day last week as business visitors in Lynchburg.
Mr. and Mrs. G.A. Harris and Mrs. P.A. Layne and family attended a family reunion in Victoria on Sunday.  Arthur W. Bingham, of Allentown, Pa., and Mrs. F.F. Bingham, of Norfolk, accompanied them back to Cullen.
Mrs. Irvin Davis and two grand children of Richmond have been visiting relatives and friends in and around Cullen this past week.
Spencer Hatcher Layne, Jr., of the United States Navy, is spending his furlough in the home of relatives at Cullen.
Miss Edythe Layne, who has been attending the summer session at Madison College, Harrisonburg, returned to Cullen this past week.
Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Ferguson attended a Ferguson reunion in Appomattox on Sunday afternoon, at the home of Mrs. Bill Connor.
Sergeant and Mrs. G.I. Kilgo of Columbus, S.C., visited int he home of Sergeant and Mrs. J.H. St. John in Cullen.
Some service boys visiting here during the week end were Burly Cobb of Kentucky; Bernard Lee Parson, of Tennessee; Carlton Hamlett of Camp Peary.
Wilburn Ferguson, of Charlottesville, spent last Sunday in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Ferguson.
Mr. and Mrs. G.A. Dixon had the pleasure of having all sons and daughters and other guests for dinner Sunday.
We not print a paper next week.


Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, February 14, 1946
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

CULLEN
The Cullen Home Demonstration Club met this past week at the home of Mrs. G.G. Vaught for the February meeting.  The topic for discussion was the use of color in home decoration and other items of interest to the members.
Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Mason and family were visitors in the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. Early Mills.
Mrs. Jack Mann Sr. was paralyzed one day this past week and at this writing she is still in a serious condition.
Mr. and Mrs. David Dunnavant of Charlotte Court House were visitors in Cullen one day this past week.
Mr. and Mrs. Winifred Irvin Viele announce the arrival of a little daughter, Mary Katherine, at the Virginia Baptist Hospital in Lynchburg on Monday, February 4th.
Mrs. Myrtle St. John of Richmond visited in the home of Mrs. Irvin Davis during the past week.
Rev. and Mrs. G.A. Harris and Mrs. W.H. Dickerson were business visitors to Lynchburg one day this past week.
Mrs. G.G. Vaught and son were business visitors to Keysville one afternoon recently.
Mrs. David Allen of the Concord neighborhood entered the Baptist Hospital in Lynchburg one day this week for an operation.
Joe Mann, Jr., who has been in the army for several years received his discharge recently and returned to his home here at Cullen.
Miss Anna Saylor a student at the Lynchburg business college spent the week end recently in Cullen visiting her people.
Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Mann were recent visitors to Lynchburg also Mr. and Mrs. R.D. Layne.
J.F. Metcalf was a business visitor to Farmville one day this past week.
Mrs. J.H. Hamlett went to Lynchburg one day recently to see her first grandchild who arrived there this past week, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Claud Tucker.
Howard Scruggs who is still serving in Uncle Sam's navy arrived in Cullen this week to spend some time in the home of his parents, Mrs. and Mrs. A.O. Scruggs.
The Women's Missionary Society of the Cullen Baptist Church is meeting this week in the home of Mrs. W.H. Dickerson.


Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, November  30, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

HERE AT CULLEN
The Cullen sportsmen who have tried out dogs, guns and shells in this vicinity since the hunting season came around have had some interesting results.  Perhaps one of the night, free from the cost of happened to a rabbit trapper who set out to round up Brer Rabbit with the good-old-fashioned kind of wooden box trap with a trigger.  You know the kind that Brer Rabbit goes into following a most enticing smell of some sort, and when he's finished dinner he finds he can spend the night, free fro mthe (from the) cost of lodging. This trapper had quite a number of such traps and has been successful in rounding up the victims who want to investigate his come-hither bait.  But somehow or other on one cold frosty night the Rabbit colony decided something had to be done, so they "got the gang together" and piled up all the traps and left a note wishing the trapper a happy hunting season, and signed it "Peter Rabbit."  Like a true sportsman the trapper took it as a joke and wonders if he'll be successful trying to cope with an educated rabbit.  What do you think.
Cullen folks had a bit of coming and going for Thanksgiving holidays -two of them- with young people returning from college or work, Miss Edna Dixon of  the Madison College Harrisonburg was here during the week with friends from college; Miss Edythe Layne, also of Madison college, Harrisonburg, spent a few days with relatives in the village.
Mr. Arthur Saylor spent a few days here with his family while en route to Baltimore where he is employed.
Miss Janie Williams of  Farmville was a recent guest in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Williams.
J.C. Mills, of Richmond, and ? Clairborne were visitors in the home of  Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Mills for a few days last week.
Rev. and Mrs. G.A. Harris, and Mrs. W.H. Dickerson were business visitors in Farmville one day this past week.


Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, November 9, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

HERE AT CULLEN
The Cullen Home Demonstration Club met last Wednesday evening at the home of Mrs. R.A. Layne for the November meeting.
Rev. G.A. Harris was a business visitor in Richmond during the past week.
J.C. Mills of Richmond spent the week end in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Mills.
Mrs. Bessie Layne of Randolph, and Mrs. L.R. Wallace of Madisonville, were overnight guests recently in the home of Mrs. W.H. Dickerson.
Mrs. J.H. Palmer of Roanoke spent some time last week as guest of Mrs. I.F. Davis.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Lineberry were visitors in Galax during the week end.
G.A. Dixon left Cullen last week for Galax to be with his father, who was critically ill.
J.E. Mills has been on the sick list for some time; also H.H. Layne, but both are improving.
William Ferguson left Cullen last week for his school in Charlottesville, after visiting here awhile.
Mrs. Mary Mills of  Richmond, visited in Cullen during the past week.
Sergeant and Mrs. William Scott called in the home of Mr. and Mrs. P.A. Layne this week.
J.R. Ferguson attended the quarterly conference of the Sunday schools at Darlington Heights last Sunday afternoon.
P.A. Layne, Mrs. T.G. Elder and Mrs. H.G. Saylor have been appointed as a committee to nominate a new superintendent for the Cullen Baptist Sunday school.  They will hold a meeting this week.
The Woman's Missionary Society of the Cullen Baptist Church will meet next Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 at the home of Mrs. Bill Elder for the November meeting.  The topic for the study is "God's Work in South America."
Mrs. Myrtle St. John of Richmond was a recent guest in the home of her mother, Mrs. I.F. Davis.
There will be preaching at the Cullen Baptist Church Sunday morning, November 12th, at 11:30.