Born December 29, 1923 in Andalusia, Alabama at home Now in my 92ND year
Married Polly L. Wilder on June 20,1947 at the First Baptist Church downtown and this year on June 20th 2016, we will celebrate our 69th wedding anniversary !!
Mary Evelyn - Married Maclin F. Smith III of Birmingham. Their children are Virginia Bentley, Maclin F. IV, and Yeates.Bentley married Bradford Sloan on Jan. 21, 2006. They are both graduates from the University of Alabama. Bentley has completed all her studies and is now a Licensed CPA. She is employed by Southern Nuclear in Birmingham. We are very proud of her. Brad is a banker and at work with The Regions Bank in Birmingham. He has recently earned his CPA title. Bentley and Brad are the proud parents of a boy born March 12, 2012. His name is Cobb Winchester Sloan and he is a very special Great Grandchild. A second child is a little girl and her name is Miller Berkley Sloan. Mac iv is employed by a large construction company in Birmingham. He is currently working as a project manager on work being done in several locations in the southeast. He is married and Ashley is her name. Yeates is working as a waiter at the Brewery in downtown Birmingham He likes his work and is doing well. He has his own apartment and living there.
George Sidney III - Married Jean Buckmaster and they have seven children; George IV, Luke, Libby, Marianna, Abigail, Sterling, and Shepherd. . He has married Charlotte Mae Kent and they seem very happy. She is a "keeper". They spent their honeymoon in Austria. They have a lovely little girl and they have named her Dorothy Grace Waits. Currently they are living in Winston Salem NC. George is doing his internship at Wake Forest and Charlotte Mae has a key position in one the labs there. Luke graduated from Auburn where he was in the Air Force ROTC Program. He is now a Captain, and has completed flight training over at Columbus,MS. From there he went to Washington State where he went through a survival course. He was assigned to Oklahoma City to learn to fly the Awac plane .He has finished much of this training and was assigned to Ellemdorf AFB in Anchorage, Alaska. He has reported for duty at his new assignment and has volunteered for 7 months duty in Afganistan. He has undergone training to fly the King Air type plane in Afghanizstan where he flew 170 missions. While at Maxwell he married Danae and they are living in Oklahoma City where he undergoes classes in Flight Commanders. Libby is working with a new software company headquartered in Atlanta. This new company maintains a leisure office environment and furnishes breakfast and lunch. Marianna received her Masters from Auburn and is currently living in Buirmingham and has a new job teaching software in a large company. Abigail has graduated from Auburn and she has just recently become engaged and now married. Sterling continues her interest in art and has been awarded several ribbons for her work.She will continue her studies at Auburn. Shepherd has entered Auburn-Montgomery and lives at home in Titus.
I Retired from Anderson's Peanuts in 1987. I have worked as a volunteer at the local Three Notch Museum but because of my age and disability I go there very little now. It is a local history museum and features several rail cars and items of interest to railroad buffs. There is an extensive collection of photographs and many other local history items. I also enjoy writing history of local interest. I have published several booklets on various local history items. One of my latest booklets is on "E.L.More's River Falls Power Company". It is a story of the construction of the two dams on the Conecuh River. It brought forth the first commercial quantity of electricty to 9 counties in South Alabama. Actually it was also the beginning of industrial development in this area. (All this before we saw REA move in) If interested the booklet sells for $10.00 plus $3.00 for postage. I have also just published a book entitled "On Top of Ole Debro". It is a collection of several articles of local history interest. It sells for $10.00 plus the postage of $3.00.
Andalusia celebrated its Reunion in November 2010 along with other small cities in Alabama. I completed and published a new book as my contribution to the Reunion Year. The title of the booklet is "The Three Notches in Andalusia". The booklet is a story of East Three Notch, South Three Notch and the Three Notch Court. Reading the booklet is like walking down each side of the streets. It is a nicely perfect bound booklet with 53 pages. It sells for $10.00 plus postage of $3.00. If interested you can contact me at 334-222-4922 or write to 516 East Pass Road, Andalusia, AL 36420. Also the book is available at the Three Notch Museum.
Past President of the Andalusia Rotary Club and the Andalusia Chamber of Commerce. Recognized as an "Outstanding Graduate" from the Class of 1942
Member of the Friends of the Alabama Archives .
Served on Board of Trustees at Judson College, Marion, Alabama for 13 years. I have been a member of First Baptist Church since membership in the Primary Department. I was baptised on September 1, 1939 in the old Church downtown. I was selected to serve as a deacon while in the old Church. I recall when the rains came in the 1929 flood. When I arived at Sunday School it was in the basement of the Church and the basement was flooded. I recall the little chairs and tables were floating about.(p)
Here is an updated photo of Our very first Great Grandchild. He was born in Birmingham March 12th 2012 in St. Vincents Hospital. Mother and Cobb Winchester Sloan are doing well at home. This is his second appearance on the World wide Web. He is the son of Bentley and Brad Sloan and grandparents Maclin and Mary Evelyn Smith. On the Sloan side of the family Bill and Lynn Sloan are Cobb's grandparents also. Grand Dad Mac is looking forward to playing a round of golf with Cobb. Emmie (Mary Evelyn) his grandmother says he is sooooo cute. From his pictures we think so too and we look forward to seeing him again soon. Now they have a daughter Miller Berkley. born June 11. 2014 Miller is a beautiful baby and others think so too .
I enjoy local history and I invite you to check out my link to Local
I am interested in Genealogy relating to the Waits, Brown, Henderson,
Shaver, McIntosh, Wilder, Bartlette, Ray and Deer families.I have just published a perfect bound soft cover booklet on the Mark Waits Family. I sell it for $25.00 plus $5.00 postage to anyone interested. Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back. Also available is my book on "The John Shaver Family". It is $25.00 plus $4.50 postage also, same garantee.
I am a member of the Covington Historical Society and it's project The
Three Notch Museum which is a local history museum for Andalusia and
Covington County, Alabama.It also features several rail cars including two cabooses, a box
car containing a model train layout. Mrs. Linda Castleberry has donated a Thomas The Tank railroad exhibit for the younger kids. It is an extensive layout and is a very attractive exhibit. A maintainence MotorCar is also on site. Also we have a log cabin that dates back to the late 1880's. The Clark Family donated the cabin. The River Falls Post office is also on site and it has been completely restored.
I served in World War II in the Panama Canal Zone for 27 months. I was sent for my basic training to Fort Benjamin Harrison near Indianapolis. There I entered Army Finance School where I learned how to make a payroll and pay officers and enlisted soldiers. On several return trips to Panama since the war, my wife and I have visited close friends who live there today. We have traveled with Jaime & Silvia Lasso to all provinces of Panama including the Darien province area and into Costa Rica. We would love to return to Panama to see all the recent development in an amazing Country. Now with the construction of the new and much larger locks, Panama is looking toward a bright future. Many people from Germany,Spain,Canada and the U.S.A. are retiring in Panama. Our friends, the Lassos, have a weekend place in the Coronado area and have told us recently, they now have a McDonalds in Coronado. It is a small world indeed. The Lassos love to travel and do so at every opportunity. We had the pleasure of traveling with them on our trip to Russia.
If you would like to see the ships as they go through Miraflores Locks at the Panama Canal try the live camera site on the Panama Canal Link. Select the "English" version in lower right hand corner. Click on the "web cam" link. The website is www.pancanal.com