The following are group
photographs of Christmas parties held in various departments of Riegel
textile mill in Trion (now Mount Vernon Mills):
The glove mill ladies gather for what appears to be a Christmas party photograph.
Riegel held Christmas celebrations for employees and invited guests from the local area. December 1956.
photograph appeared in the Trion Facts on December 19, 1956. Attorney Ed Surles is in the front center of the
frame. Other guests include A.G. Dunson, general manager of the
Summerville Cotton Mill (second from right front).
Unidentified diners at a department Christmas gathering.
following caption was provided with this photograph: Christmas 1968,
Weave Room. From left to right: unidentified, Johnny Mack Brown, Fred
Hartline, unidentified, Mary Jo Mills, Johnny Hayes, unidentified,
Sybil Tucker, Gis Bowers, James Hall, unidentified, unidentified, James
Lively, unidentified, Barbara Witt, Louise, Lindsay, Bessie Bennett, ?
Colbert, Barbara Hughes, Jean Pope, Pat Comer, Mulis Comp, Charles
Izelle, unidentified, Ethel Roper, Charlie Cantrell, Bill Lindsay,
Dewey Thompson, unidentified, Lonnie Vaughn, Frank Johnson, and Walt
following caption was provided with this photograph: Weave Room
Christmas 1968, 3rd Shift, Building #40. From left to right: (front
row) Donnie Parris, Douglas Broome, Billy (Possum) Rider, and Lewis
Clark; (second row) Inez Williams, Barbara Darden, Bonnie Lowrance,
Mildred McGraw, Mary Jo Mills, Shirley Clark, Shift Manager Herbert
Bethune, Evelyn Lawler, Carrie Mitchell, and Mary Patterson; (back row)
Doyle McCollough, Edgar Hunter, Jimmy McGraw, Bobby Patterson, and
Riegel distributed Christmas gifts to their employees.
courtesy of Mount Vernon Mills, Charles Logan, and Betty Morris Rice.
Many of these photographs were taken by T. Emmett Nunn.