March 1, 2012 at 12:51 am (Clements Family, Georgia State Womans College, Uncategorized)
Tags: Alma Clements, Alma Florence May, Annie Ruth Clements, Billie Clements, Frances Clements, Georgia Normal College and Business Institute, Georgia State Womans College, Hod P. Clements, John Miles Clements, Lawrence Carter, Mary E. Lee, Mayhaw Lake, Ray City GA, Victory Soda Shop
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).
Ann Ruth Clements (L) and Frances Clement (R), of Ray City, GA. In 1943, the Clements girls were freshmen at Georgia State Womans College, Valdosta, GA (now Valdosta State University.)
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.
August 22, 2011 at 12:58 am (Clements Family, Society and Leisure)
Tags: Alma Clements, Alma Florence May, Bertie Carter, Bertie Moore, Cynthia Swindle, Dora Bradford, Frances Clements, Gladys Daniel, Gladys Knight, Hazel Bradham, Hod P. Clements, Inez Purvis, James Clements, Jessie Webb, Lawrence Carter, Mildred Clements, Peggy Carter, Ray City GA, W. R. McClure
Frances Clements, 1939 high school photo, Ray City, GA
An old Valdosta Daily Times newspaper clipping tells about the time the women of Ray City, GA threw a shower for Frances Clements, soon to be wed to Lawrence Carter of Valdosta. The hostesses for the occasion were Mrs. Yance Carter, Bertie Moore, Dora Bradford, Inez Purvis, Mrs. Jim Paulk, Gladys Knight, Hazel Bradham, Cynthia Swindle, Mrs. J.H. Swindle, Mrs. W.R. McClure, all of Ray City, GA and the groom’s mother, Bertie Carter, of Valdosta.
Frances Clements was the daughter of Hod P. Clements (Hosea Peeples Clements) and Alma Florence May. She was the sister of Mildred Lorene Clements and James Herman Clements.
Miss Frances Clements, bride elect, was the inspiration of a miscellaneous shower Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. E. M. Knight, prior to her marriage to Mr. Lawrence Carter of this city [Valdosta, Ga].
This attractive home was thrown en suite for the occasion and bouquets of mixed garden flowers were used to advantage in the living room. The attractively appointed refreshment table was overlaid with a white cutwork cloth, and was centered was an erpegne, a gift from Germany. Dainty white flowers encircled the punch bowl which was flanked by candelabra holding white tapers. Crystal platters held a variety of sandwiches, dainty sweets and tidbits.
Punch was served by Mrs. Peggy Carter, Mrs. Bill Bradham, Mrs. Jim Paulk, and Mrs. Leon Bradford.
The brides’ book was kept by Mrs. Mildred Moore, sister of the bride to be.
For this event the future bride was attired in green. Complementing her costume were brown accessories with a corsage of talisman roses.
Hostesses for this occasion were: Mrs. Y. F. Carter, Mrs. F.C. Moore, Mrs. Leon Bradford, Mrs. G.L. Webb, Mrs. H. P. Giddens, Mrs. Bill Bradham, Mrs. Artis Purvis, Mrs. Jim Paulk, Mrs. E.M. Knight, Mrs. G. P. Swindle, Mrs. J.H. Swindle, Mrs. L.L. Carter, Mrs. W.R. McClure.
After marriage, Frances Clements and Lawrence Carter built this home on Bemiss Road, Valdosta, GA. At the time of construction, the home was located on the outskirts of the town.