W.R. McClure Resigns as Ray City Principal

The McClures were a Kentucky family and came to Georgia sometime before 1940. By 1945, William R. McClure, his wife Annie Myrtle Hawk, and daughters Reba and Sarah were living at Ray City, GA.

W. R. McClure was employed as the principal at the Ray City School.  The January 7, 1947 minutes of the Berrien County Board of Education show that he worked to build up the school:

Berrien County Board of Education Minutes, January 7, 1947

¨       Four members of the Ray City School Board and the local Supt., Mr. W.R. McClure, met with the Board to discuss their need a gymnasium and several classrooms.  It was the opinion of all present that the only recourse possible was the inclusion of the need in a county bond issue at the proper time.
Transcript courtesy of Skeeter Parker

At the end of that school year, William R. “Mac” McClure announced that he would give up his position as principal of the Ray City School to go into business for himself.  The business, a bookkeeping service called “Mail-Me-Monday, was described in a  previous post.

The Nashville Herald
May 15, 1947 – Pg 1

W.R. McClure Resigns Ray City School To Enter Private Business

      W.R. McClure, superintendent of Ray City high school the past two years, has resigned to enter a business of his own in Ray City.  The resignation is effective at the end of the present school term.

      Mr. McClure will be affiliated with a national organization known as “Mail-Me-Monday” Bookkeeping and Tax Method.  His Franchise is composed of 27 counties in South Georgia with an area office in Atlanta.

      The patrons and pupils of the school regret his leaving but wish him success in his new business.

      Many friends of Mr. and Mrs. McClure are happy to know that they will still make their home in Ray City, with Mrs. McClure continuing her work as mathematics teacher in the Ray City school.
Transcript courtesy of Skeeter Parker

Anna Hawk McClure, wife of W. R. McClure was a math teacher at the Ray City School.

Anna Hawk McClure, wife of W. R. McClure was a math teacher at the Ray City School.

 

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1 Comment

  1. Glenn B. Wooden said,

    June 15, 2013 at 9:52 am

    I was so excited to discover this article! W.R. McClure was my maternal uncle. I knew he owned a tax service, but didn’t realize he had been principal at Ray City School. I thought he had lived in Valdosta since first moving to Georgia. Thanks for sharing these articles for us to enjoy.


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