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Remembering local fraternal orders
Eastern Star circa 1950
Eastern Star has long been a part of Effingham Countys history, shaping both the history and future of the county. This photo is circa 1950. On the front row, left to right, are: Georgia Ewing, Beatrice Pace, Theresa Bridgers, Minnie Lynch, Walton Sharp, Bertie Ford and Bertie Lee Brogdon; second row: Eunice DeWitt, Bessie Waldhour, Ora Edwards, Inez Turner, Virginia Thompson, Lilla Terry and Dixie Collum; third row: Ruby Matthews, Walton Ewing, Cecil Turner, Edgar DeWitt, Edward Lynch and Mary Luckett. - photo by Photo provided

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Correction: The 1958 eighth-grade class at Guyton was misidentified in last week's feature. The identification should have been: front row, left to right: May Edwards, Linda Murphy, Mary Beth Reynolds, Priscilla Barner, Jelane Pevey and Ann Puzio; middle row: Tommy Robinson, Peggy Gunby, Hilda McNair, Peggy Castatter, Juanita Powell, Linda Gale Brogdon and Barry Crovatt; back row: J.D. Tweedy (principal and teacher), Ronnie McDaniel, Fred Whitehead, Nickey Hobbs, Daniel Cook and W.O. Hall.