Sixty-two years ago on this date, August 31, Ray City Baptist Church heard from guest speaker Maxie Snead Patten, a well known youth leader, author, teacher and coach.
The Nashville Herald
August 31, 1950, Page 1
Mrs. Patten to Speak at Ray City Church Sunday P.M.
Mrs. Maxie Snead Patten will speak Sunday evening at 8 p.m. at Ray City Baptist Church, it was announced today.
The well known South Georgia young people’s leader will speak primarily to the youth of the community, filling the pulpit of the Rev. John W. Harrell.
A large attendance is being urged.
Transcription courtesy of Skeeter Parker.
Maxie Snead Patten was a daughter of Laura Youmans and William McIntyre “Bill” Snead, of Nashville, GA. Her father was a large land owner.
Maxie Snead attended Nashville High School where she played on the girls basketball team.
In 1933, Maxie Snead married Grover Patten in a Christmas Eve ceremony performed by Reverend John W. Harrell.
Later she taught in area schools and coached girls basketball. In 1937-38 she coached the New Lois girls team to the Berrien County championship.
In the 1940s Maxie Snead Patten authored a book, Youth, the Miracle Age, and was known as a youth leader.
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