Wylliesburg News Items from Local Newspapers

Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, April 26, 1928.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

 WYLLIESBURG
We are glad to know that many of the members of the Presbyterian church here attended services at Hermon Sunday A.M. and enjoyed the sermon.  He was a new preacher from Richmond, Va.
We are glad to say that Mrs. A.W. Ferre is getting along nicely after having her tonsils removed at South Boston.
Mr. Willie Carter and family and Mrs. Stricklen, of Keeling, Va., were week end visitors of Mrs. Henry G. Allen.
We are glad that Mr. Rufus Duffie, who underwent a serious operation at Richmond, is improving nicely.
The sermon delivered by Mr. Green was very much enjoyed Sunday at Hebron church.
Mr. Fletcher Lovelace and family were home visitors Sunday from Red Oak, Va.
We are glad to know that Mrs. A.R. Jones is improving after a long spell of illness and can be out again.
Miss Odell Carden is back at home again in Halifax County.
The people of Wylliesburg are glad to see John Holloway has decided to go to work after so many years vacation.


Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, January 25, 1945
Submitted By
:  Bea Adams King 

WYLLIESBURG
Miss Laura Dunnavant of Charlotte C.H. spent the week end with her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. B.M. Devin.
Misses Alice and Marjorie Vaughan of Richmond spent the week end here with their parents Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Vaughan.
Mr. S.S. Carden of Varina, N.C., visited friends and relatives here during the week.
Mr. Noel Johnson, U.S.N. and Harold Johnson of Danville spent the week end with their mother, Mrs. Ola Johnson.
The community was shocked to hear that Pvt. Willie Reid, United States Army was killed in action and extends to members of his family its deepest sympathy.
Mr. J.E. O'Geary continues quite ill.  We wish for him a speedy recovery.
Miss Mary Louise Robertson of Farmville, S.T.C. spent the week end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Robertson.
Mr. Jack Owen, U.S.N. and Mrs. Owen of Pensacola, Fla., returned home last week after spending some time here with the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. D.C. Jackson.


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

WYLLIESBURG
Mrs. Jack Field of Blackstone was a week end guest of relatives here.
Miss Marjorie Currin of  Richmond spent the week end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Currin.
Mr. and Mrs. W.N. Park and Billy of Skipwith spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. W.P. Yancey.
Mr. Robert Jackson of  Richmond spent the week end with his family here.
Mrs. Betty Yancey returned home Sunday after spending a week with Mr. and Mrs. W.P. Yancey.
Mrs. Sudie McKinney, Mrs. C.A. Hausen, and children returned recently from Topeka, Kansas.  M. Guy, Sgt. accompanied them to his home there but reported to San Francisco California where he will be stationed.
Mr. Pendleton McKuire, U.S.N., Bainbridge, Maryland and Miss Eleanor Smith of Chase City were married Saturday. 


Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Smithville, VA., Thursday, October 26, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Wylliesburg Cannery Makes Report
The Wylliesburg Cannery, which is running for its first season this year, has made a good record.  With vegetable and fruit canning over and meat canning starting, the management of the cannery boasts of recrd (record) hard to beat for first season.  To date, their canning record is as follows:
Quarts, 5,776; pints 1,588.  Total 7,364.
Mrs. R.A. Jackson, manager of the Cannery, states that the cannery will open by appointment from now on.  If you wish to can meat, get in touch with Mrs. Jackson at least one day in advance.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, December 17, 1925
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

LETTERS TO SANTA CLAUS
The following Santa Claus letters are by children of the primary department at Wylliesburg High School, Miss Elizabeth Devin, teacher:

Dear Santa:
I want you to bring me a ball, a doll, a watch, a ring, a cap, a comb, some candy, apples, nuts and fireworks.  I have been a good girl.  ETHEL FERRELL

Dear Santa:
I want you to bring me a doll, a ball, a watch, a ring, a cap, some candy, nuts and fireworks.  I have been a good girl, Good Bye.
IRENE JONES

Dear Santa:
I want you to bring me a doll, a ball, a watch, a ring, a bed, some apples, some nuts, some grapes, some candy, a comb, a cap, and a pocket book.  I have been a good girl, Good Bye.
PAULINE FOSTER

Dear Santa:
I want you to bring me a bicycle, a gun, some candy, a ball, some grapes, a wagon and fireworks.  I have been a good boy, Good bye.
TERRY NEWCOMB

Dear Santa:
I want you to bring me a bicycle, gun, wagon, sled, drum, candy, nuts, fireworks and apples.  I have been a good boy, Good Bye.
ALFORD AYERS

Dear Santa:
I want you to bring me a bicycle, a gun, a ball, some candy, nuts, apples and some fireworks.  I have been a good boy.  I am in the second grade, Good Bye.
SYDNOR LEE OWEN, JR.

Dear Santa: 
I want you to bring me a bicycle, a gun, a ball, some candy, some nuts, apples and fireworks.  I have been a good boy.  I am in the second grade, Good Bye.
ELMER VAUGHAN

Dear Santa:
Please bring me a ball, a watch, a ring, a doll, some nuts, some candy.  I am in the second grade, and have been a good girl, Good Bye.
PAULINE MOORE

Dear Santa:
I want you to bring me a bicycle, a ball, a watch, a gun and some grapes, some nuts, some candy and some fireworks.  I have been a good boy, Good Bye.
WINFRED FOSTER


Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, October 29, 1925
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

WYLLIESBURG NEWS
Mrs. John Gibbs, who has been ill with a cold, is able to be out again.  
Little Mr. Samuel Snead, who sprained his arm last Sunday week, was able to return to school Monday.
Mrs. E.L. Jones, who is sick with a cold, is somewhat better.
Little Mr. Phillip Spender fell last week and cut the back of his head.  We are glad to know that he is getting along nicely, and is able to be back at school.
Mrs. Robert Moore is much improved.
Mrs. Claude Powell has been spending some time at Evergreen, Appomattox, at the home of her father, who died last week.
Mrs. Terry, who has been spending a few days with her brother, Mr. B.M. Devin, returned Tuesday to her home near Danville.
Messrs. Ray Collins and Guy Bruce, of Richmond, spent the weekend with home people here.
Mrs. L.B. Spencer spent Saturday and Sunday with her daughter, Mrs. Meredith Farrar.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Milam and Mr. Melvin Milam returned Monday from a few days' visit near Richmond.
Miss Eliza Ponton, of Richmond, spent last Saturday night and Sunday at her home here.
Mrs. Mary Shelton, of Public Fork, spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Farrar.
Although some of our girls on the basketball team of this session are practically new players, we are very proud of the skillful playing they have done and the fine spirit that they have shown.  We are also proud of the splendid playing that has been done by our boys' basketball team.
Don't forget that a Billy Sunday Club of Chase City will conduct the prayer meeting here at the Baptist church, Sunday night, November 1st, at 7 o'clock.