1923 Revival Meeting Season in Ray City, GA

According to this Atlanta newspaper article, the summer of 1923 was a good one for revivals. The Reverend J. Frank Snell led a Methodist revival at Ray City, GA; he had just completed two years as pastor of the Ray City Methodist Church. Reverend Albert Giddens and Reverend J.D. Poindexter led the Baptist revival at Beaver Dam Baptist Church.

Atlanta Constitution
August 24, 1923 Pg 7

HOLD MANY REVIVALS NEAR MILLTOWN, GA

Milltown, Ga., August 23. — (special.)–The revival meeting season is still on in this section.
Rev, W. Harvey Wages, pastor of the local Baptist church, is conducting a revival meeting at Good Hope church in the southern part of Lanier county, near Naylor. Rev. Roy Powell, of Nashville, Ga., is the pastor of this church. The meeting began last Saturday and will go on through this week.
 Rev. J. Frank Snell, local Methodist pastor, closed a ten-day revival at Bridges Chapel, in East Lanier, Sunday night, in which he was assisted by Rev. G. C. Powell, of Sparks.
 Rev Albert Giddens, pastor, and Rev. J.D. Poindexter, both of Nashville, closed a two weeks’ revival at Beaver Dam Baptist church at Ray City Sunday night. Sixteen were baptized Sunday afternoon.
A revival service began Wednesday night at the Methodist church in Ray City. The pastor, Rev. J. Frank Snell, will be assisted by Rev. W.A. Tyson, of Swainsboro.
 Rev. W.D. Reburn, of Remerton, is assisting Rev. J. Ed Fain, of Omega, in a meeting at Leila church, in Colquitt county.
 Rev. E. Harvey Wages, of Milltown, pastor of the Stocktown Baptist church, and Rev. W.D. Raburn, of Remerton, pastor of the Stockton Methodist church, plan to hold a union revival in the schoolhouse at Stockton about the middle of September, each pastor preaching a week, the meeting continuing for two weeks.
 This is a small town, and the churches feel they are unable to support separate meetings and this plan was devised.

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2 Comments

  1. November 29, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Rev Roy Powell is not Roy E. Powell. This article is improperly tagged. Roy E. Powell was a U.S. Commissioner. Rev. Alvah Roy Powell, referenced in this article, was a Baptist minister. He was born 1876 near Stockton, GA, the son of Rev. Thomas W. Powell and Allie Whitlow. Rev. Roy Powell started preaching in 1913 in Berrien and surrounding counties, moved to Madison County (Greenville), Florida about 1932 and died there in 1953. He is buried in the Powell family plot in Evergreen Cemetery just outside of Greenville, FL. He married Mattie Essie Martin in 1900 shortly after he was discharged from the U.S. Army. She was the daughter of Wm Columbus Martin and Isabelle Peters.

    • November 29, 2011 at 9:53 pm

      John,
      thank you for your comment and the correction. I have revised the tag to reflect the correct name of Alvah Roy Powell. Thank you also for sharing a little of the Powell family history.

      Jon


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