Thursday, December 17, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
This history was from the 1958 Press article. The farm now is owned by Bonnie Turner and farmed by Van Hunt. I don't believe the nice home is still there today.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
- Mr. Jerry Brown, of Detroit, spent the Thanksgiving holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Brown.
- Miss Margaret Howard was the week end guest of Mr. and Mrs. Werdie Woodward and family.
- Mr. Bud Davenport, of Gary, Ind., has been visiting his mother, Mrs. Alma Davenport and Mrs. Clarence Agee.
- Mr. and Mrs. Charles Alexander and Diana, Mrs. Lola Alexander, Misses Lois and Louise Woodall and Miss Margaret Howard were the Sunday visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Lessly Woodall.
- Mrs. Leffell Boswell and Mrs. Seth Ferguson were in Paducah, shopping Monday.
- Miss Sue Keeling spent Saturday night with Miss Bernice Sutton.
- Mr. and Mrs. Herb Cruce, Mrs. Claude Cruce and family visited Mr. and Mrs. Don Grandstaff and son Sunday.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Later the store was a lamp store run by Mr. and Mrs. Bob Ordway, then back to a grocery store run by James Robert and Jackie Dorroh, and the last business located there was a craft store run by Mr. Rubin Height. He made and sold wood crafts there. I still have a Christmas reindeer that he made. This was in the late 1980's.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
The following records were deposited in the stone.
- Holy Bible
- Roll of Membership
- One copy of Confession of Faith
- One copy of C. P. Paper
- One copy of Missionary Record
- One copy of S. S. Comments
- One copy of Rays of Life
- One copy of Our Lambs
- One copy of Crittenden Press
- One copy of Marion Monitor
- Roll of membership of the Christian Workers Society
- Roll of membership of S.S.
- A memento, a lock of hair of Mr. D. W. Deboe, and a silver dime giving the date when he was elected elder in the C. P. Church
This historic corner stone is resting today at the entrance of the new Presbyterian Church that was built after this old church was torn down in 2001, due to the tornado damage of Jan. 3, 2000.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
The information for this history was shared with me by Greg Stallion. His family used to live on Loyd Road just South of Crayne.
The quarry was only active for a period of a few short years (1-2), closing shortly after the full construction of the railway.
In the picture above made by Greg Stallion about 5 years ago, the stones were nicely stacked. I've been told just last year, that many of the large cut stones have been taken and not many are left now and the place is a mess.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Edwin White of Kingsport, TN, drove the farthest at 350 miles.
John Walker, who I hadn't seen for over 40 years, drove from St. Louis for the day.
The last of the damaged homes are being repaired this month. New roofs and siding are being completed and people are about back to normal.
The Crayne knobs, which are usually a colorful site in the fall, were so damaged by the wind and hail that they have looked brown and shredded for the rest of the summer. There wasn't one colorful tree to be seen on them this fall.
Friday, July 17, 2009
The Crayne School Reunion Committee met last night and formed the plans for the 2nd Crayne School Reunion. The first-ever Crayne School Reunion was held on Sept. 9, 2006 and was a big success. Several generations of Crayne school students met at the Crayne Presbyterian Church and exchanged memories, stories, laughter, hugs and friendship.We hope this one will bring back even more of the Crayne students and another enjoyable, memorable day.
- Here is the information.
Crayne Reunion Scheduled for August 22, Crayne School reunion will be held August 22, at the Crayne Presbyterian Church fellowship hall, starting at 2:00 p.m.
- Anyone who attended school or taught at Crayne and their spouse or guest are invited to attend. Finger foods, desserts and drinks will be served.
- Old school pictures and other memorabilia are welcome for display. Dig through those old pictures and share them with old friends.
- Reservations may be made by mailing a check for $7 single, or $14 couple as soon as possible to Betty Hodges, 4770 US Hwy 641, Marion, KY 42064,
- or Linda Tabor, 5229 US Hwy 641, Marion, KY 42064.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Starting out as a small idea in 1984, it soon ballooned into something more that seemed to bring the life back into a once dying community.
Friday, May 29, 2009
August 19, 1949. Crayne Items submitted by Margaret Howard and Wilma Fletcher.
- Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Marvel of Princeton spent the day with Mr. and Mrs. Herb Cruce and Betty Sue Sunday.
- Miss Bernice Sutton spent Saturday night with Miss Dorothy Ann Agee.
- Mr. and Mrs. Maurie Houston Kirk of Evansville, Ind., spent the week end with Mr. and Mrs. Allie Kirk.
- Miss Mary Jean and Helen Cruce, Miss Doris June and Carol Ruth Perryman visited Miss Betty Sue Boyd Sunday afternoon.
- Miss Wilma J. Fletcher visited Mr. and Mrs. Willie Fletcher Friday afternoon.
- Mrs. E. R. Brown of Princeton, Eddie, Carl, and Helen Brown visited Mr. and Mrs. Pete Binkley and children.
- Mrs. Orgie Stevens is very ill and is now in Marion Hospital.
- Mr. and Mrs. Preston Perryman and Billy Joe visited Mr.and Mrs. Thomas Perryman and family on Sunday.
- Mr. and Mrs. Jack Thompson and son of Frankfort, Ky. spent the week end with Mr. and Mrs. Preston Perryman and Joe of Crayne.
- Mr. Marcus Norman is home from college.
- Miss Wilma Fletcher and Miss Margaret Howard spent Friday night and Saturday with Mr. Emmett Fletcher and children of Fredonia.
- Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Woodall, Lois, Louise and Bernice Sutton went to Kuttawa Sunday afternoon.
- Miss Louise Bigham, Mr. and Mrs. Houston Bigham and boys, Jimmy and Clinton, visited Mrs. Georgia Howard Sunday afternoon.
- Mrs. Ethel Brantley visited Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Sutton Sunday afternoon.
- Several from Crayne attended the Box Supper at Mexico School Friday.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
In my day the railroad was known as the Illinois Central.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Mr. Nat Sutton, in this picture played the mandoline. He also played the fiddle.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
- There was a Christmas program at the U.S.A. Presbyterian Church Saturday night nd also one at the C. P. Church Sunday night. There was a nice crowd each one.
- Rev. James H. Jones preached at the U.S.A. Presbyterian Church Sunday.
- Rev. Eugene Lindsey filled his regular appointment at the C. P. Church.
- Rev. Eugene Lindsey, Mr. Wordie Woodard, Marion, Mr. and Mrs. Leffel Boswell, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Brown and Dorothy Nell, Miss Bernice Sutton and Miss Margaret Howard attended a Young Peoples Rally at Madisonville, Sunday.
- Mr. Jerry A. Brown spent the holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Brown.
- Mrs. Jennie Baird has returned to her home in Crayne after a visit with relatives in Hammond, Ind.
- Miss Lois and Louise Woodall, of Evansville spent the week-end with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lessly Woodall.
- Mr. and Mrs. Burnie Stone have returned to their home after spending the holidays with Mr. and Mrs. Harold Alexander and Nancy.
- Mr. and Mrs. Roy Jones and Tommy returned to their home Friday after spending a few days with their daughter and family in Gary, Ind.
- Those on the sick list are: Mrs. Julie Belt and Mr. Tom York.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
The Crayneville School closed Friday afternoon with a very interesting entertainment under the management of the teacher, Miss Rosa Schwab. The program was as follows:
- Salute to the Flag - By the School
- Recitation, The Rifleman - Carrie Crider
- Take Keer of Yerself - Ellis Ordway
- Grant and Lee - Dennis Carlton
- Recitation, Ain't Goin' to Cry No More - Audie Ordway
- Recitation, The Fire Kink - Lucy Bradford
- Faith and Work - Ethel McCaslin
- School Ma'ams Courtin' - Ida Ordway
- The Little Brother - Hester Rushing
- The Cheerful Farmer - Claud Tabor
- Dialogue, Aunt Pious - Ruby Cook
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
- P.H. Woods and Deboe & Dorroh are our merchants. We have only one church and school house combined.
- We have ten dwelling houses, all occupied.
- Deboe & Dorroh will pay 11 cents per dozen for eggs this week.
- Judge Rushing has departed for parts unknown.
- Deboe & Dorroh are selling Fredonia straight grade flour at 65 cents per sack.
- Jesse McCaslin had a log rolling Saturday.
- Rev. J. F. Price preached to a large crowd here Sunday evening. We have a good Sunday School here; it meets every Sunday at 3 o'clock.
- Miss Ada Deboe is visiting Miss Linnie Crayne this week.
- Miss Ida Adams gave her friend's a birthday party Saturday night.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Crayne Students in 1932-1933.
This photo belonged to my Mom, Evah Lee Brantley Travis.
1st row: Left to Right Bottom step.
Allie Bradford Jr., Wilbur Woodall, Gladys Beard, James Robert Dorroh, Bobby Butler, Ophelia Brown, Louise Jones, Thelma Louise Elkins, Hilda Mae Woodall, Ruby Hunt.
2nd row: Clifton Tabor, Dorothy Glenn Dorroh, Jewell Tabor, Ruth Jane Bigham, Imogene Jones, Ada Nell Bradford, Helen Perryman, Anita Houston, Ronella Stevens, Henry Ewell Baird.
3rd row: James Woodall, Doyle Brown, Evah Lee Brantley, Verble Louis Cruce, Mildred Paris (Teacher), Hilda Baird, Lilly Mae Tabor, J. T. Brown, Oliver Hunt.
Both of these school houses are gone now, due to the tornado damage on January 3, 2000.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
The photo at right is the original Crayne Post Office. It is located today on display at the Crayne post office building.
In 1982, George Tucker of Mayfield became Postmaster in charge until his retirement.
Friday, April 10, 2009
Some Crayne News Items During this time. Crayne News Reporter - Margaret Howard.
- Those on the sick list are: Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Holloman, Mrs. Julie Belt, Mrs. Sarah Cruce, Mr. Rob Dorroh.
- Miss Bernice Sutton is now employed at the Marion Cafe.
- Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Campbell and Darell, were the Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Ordway and Ronnie.
- Mr. Donald Hodge, of Texas, is visiting Mrs. Sarah Cruce and other relatives in this community.
- Mr. Jerry Brown, of Murray State College, spent the week end with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Brown.
- Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Jones were the Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Jones and Tommy.
- The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Goldie Rushing, of Detroit, formerly of Crayne, passed away yesterday at Detroit.
Friday, April 3, 2009
Crayneville's First School. This picture was made in 1915.
The first school was built sometime in the late 1800's and it was located of McCaslin land. That land was across the road from the United Presbyterian Church on Crayne Cemetery Road and the home of the Seth Ferguson's for many years.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Crayne USA Presbyterian Church on the left, and the Cumberland Presbyterian Church on the right. These are pictures of the churches in their earlier days. The way they looked when I was growing up in Crayne in the late 1940's and 1950's.