1962 Lyerly Post Office Dedication

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The official dedication of the new U.S. Post Office in Lyerly was held on Saturday, October 13, 1962. Congressman John Davis presented a flag to Postmaster Leonard Smith for the new facility.

Several dignitaries attended the dedication including Dr. William Hyden who owned the building and leased it to the government. The Reverand Paul Stone, pastor of the Lyerly Methodist Church, served as Master of Ceremonies. The Chattooga High School band, directed by Jack Raines, provided the music. Several post office personnel were on hand for the festivities, including Katherine Bryant, Jo Ann Woodall, James Hollis, James Earl Reece, James Thomas, Harold Ross, and W.H. Harden.

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(The individuals in this photograph are unidentified. Please contact me if you know their names and I will update the caption.)

Some of the businesses that provided refreshments included:

Doster Drug Company
Lyerly Gin & Warehouse
Jackson Bros. Grocery
White Barber Shop
Sara-Frances Shop
Lyerly Mattress Works
Whisenant Grocery
Cook Pure Oil Station
Ragland's Garage
Lyerly Beauty Shop
Crawford Hardware
Smith Printing Company
Caldwell's Service Station
Melba's Beauty Shop
W.H. Smith Insurance Agency
American Bakeries

Photographs by T. Emmett Nunn. Courtesy of Chattooga County Library.
Information from the event program and the Summerville News.

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