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.
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.
(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
Lyerly Mattress Works
Cook Pure Oil Station
Lyerly Beauty Shop
Smith Printing Company
Caldwell's Service Station
Melba's Beauty Shop
W.H. Smith Insurance Agency
Photographs by T. Emmett Nunn. Courtesy of Chattooga County Library.
Information from the event program and the Summerville News.