Born December 29, 1923 in Andalusia, Alabama at home 906 East Three Notch Street
Married Polly L. Wilder on June 20,1947 at the First Baptist Church downtown and this year we celebrated our 68th 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 Regions Bank in Birmingham and just recently has received a promotion. 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. They also have a daughter named Miller and she is precious. Our problem is we don't get to see him very often. Mac is employed by a large construction company in Birmingham. He is currently working as a project manager on work being done in other states and Birmingham. Yeates is working in the Brewery downtown and has charge of making some of the arrangements with bands etc. He ikes 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. George IV has graduated from UAB Medical School and is doing his intern in internal medicine at Wake Forest. He married Charlotte Mae Kent and she graduated from USA Bio Medical School.
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 volunteered for duty in Afganistan. He has undergone training to fly the King Air type plane in Afghanistan and reported for duty in September 2012. He has concluded his tour of duty in Afganistan and has recently returned to this country. Luke has returned to his duty at Ellemdorf and will refresh training to fly the Awac plane. He is grateful for his safe return from Afghanistan. A late message from Luke indicates Major General Welch is to visit and Luke has been asked to give him a tour of the Awac plane. He is excited about this and we know he will do a good job. Libby is working with a software company headquartered in Atlanta and has done well.She is working for a concern that operates a leisure office atmosphere. They offer breakfast and lunch for their employees.
. Marianna received her Masters from Auburn and is currently living in Trussville.She has just completed her first year of teaching the third grade and she likes her job very much. After teaching the third year, she has obtained a new job teaching software to employee groups in the company shman year. She will graduate in the Class of 1915 - 100 years after her great grandfather George Sidney Waits, Sr.,graduated from Auburn in the Class of 1915. Sterling Shaver and Shepherd were being home schooled. Sterling has graduated and has entered Auburn Montgomery this fall. Sterling continues her interest in art and has been awarded several ribbons for her work. Shepherd has been involved with the home school football team. They have trained him to be a wide receiver. He broke his thumb and did not get to play as quarterback last year.
I Retired from Anderson's Peanuts in 1987. Since that time I have worked as a volunteer at the local Three Notch Museum. 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 Top of Ole Debro". It is a collection of short stores about our local history. If interested the booklet sells for $10.00 plus $2.00 for postage.
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 paper back bound booklet with 53 pages. It sells for $10.00 plus postage of $2.00. If interested you can contact me at 334-222-4922 or write to 516 East Pass Road, Andalusia, AL 36420 or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Past President of the Andalusia Rotary Club and the Andalusia Chamber of Commerce
Member of the Friends of the Alabama Archives Also a member of the Pea River Genealogical Society and the Alabama Historical Association the oldest Historical Society in Alabama.
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, of course. I was selected to serve as a deacon while in the old Church.
Here is an early photo of our third great grandchild. George and Charlotte Mae are the proud parents. This photo was taken when she was just a few months old. Her big blue eyes are just beautiful. They live in Winston Salem, NC where daddy G-4 and Charlotte Mae live. She is such a pretty and happy baby.
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 staple bound soft cover booklet on the Mark Waits Family. I sell it for $25.00 plus $2.00 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 $2.00 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.
G. SIDNEY WAITS, JR.
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 some years ago. It was a memorable time for both of us. Their son Jimmois an outstanding physician in Panama. was named Ambassador to South Korea for about a year. He moved his family to Korea and they were impressed and happy with the assignment there. Jaime and Silvia took an extensive trip to visit their son in South Korea. After a 10 day visit with him they left for Bejing China for a few days there. Jaime headed a delegation from Panama several years back. He wanted Silvia to see Bejing where he visited many years ago. He was Chairman of the Chamber Of Commerce and they were on a trade mission. Following their stay in Bejing they flew to Tokyo for a visit there. They flew home from Tokyo.
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