In the 1940s Annie Ruth Clements and Frances Clements, Ray City cousins, both attended Georgia State Womans College, now known as Valdosta State University. The Clements girls were descendants of one of the pioneer families of Ray City,GA and were both granddaughters of John Miles Clements (1859 – 1937).
Annie Ruth Clements was born at Ray City, GA about 1924, a daughter of Mary Elizabeth Lee and William A. Clements. Her father was a farmer and butcher at Ray City. She was a sister of Billie Clements who would later own the Victory Soda Shop in Ray City. The long-time Ray City landmark opened in 1943, during WWII, and during the time Annie Ruth was attending G.S.W.C.
Frances Clements was born about 1925, also at Ray City, GA, a daughter of Alma Florence May and Hosea “Hod” P. Clements. Her father was a graduate of Georgia Normal College and Business Institute, and a prominent businessman of Ray City. After college, Frances Clements married Lawrence Carter and the couple made their home in Valdosta.
- Ray City Home of Hod P. Clements
- Frances Clements’ 1944 Rendezvous with Frogs, Formulas, and Figures
- Shower for Frances Clements
- Ray City Seniors ~ 1939
- Glee Club Gave 1939 Christmas Cantata