Garth Webb, Jr. at Georgia Southern College
Garth Webb, Jr. was a contestant in the 1950 baby contest at Ray City, GA. He was a brother of Betty Jo Webb. His mother was a teacher at the Ray City School, and his father, Garth Webb, Sr., was the Ray City Postmaster.
In the 1950s the Webb family moved to Nashville, GA.
By 1966 the young man was a student at Georgia Southern College in Statesboro, GA.
Among Berrien County students at Georgia Southern in 1966 were sophomore Patsy Partin, of Nashville, GA, and freshmen Ricky Partin and Carol Rowan, also of Nashville, GA. Carol Bradham and James Roger Lewis, of Alapaha, GA were seniors and Carleen Chambless was a freshman. Jimmy Abney, of Enigma, GA was a junior.
Ray City students at Georgia Southern College in 1966 were seniors Eugene C. Phillips and William Ralph Bradham.
In Nashville, Garth Webb, Sr. served as Chief of Police, and Mrs. Webb taught at Nashville Elementary School. Garth Webb, Jr. attended school at Nashville High School and played for the baseball team. His Ray City classmate at Georgia Southern, William Ralph Bradham, had also been an athlete at Nashville High School.
SAVE THE DATE!
- August 13, 2016 Opening of the Hometown Teams Exhibit at the Nashville Community Center
- September 10, 2016 Sports Recognition Night at the Old Ray City School Auditorium
Many interesting sports stories are coming to light as the Berrien County Historical Foundation prepares for an exhibit on Hometown Teams, A Smithsonian Exhibit. The Hometown Teams Exhibit opens August 13 – September 24, 2016, at the Nashville Community Center, Nashville, GA.
On the 10th of September, as part of the Smithsonian events, there will be a Sports Recognition Night at the Old Ray City School Auditorium which will honor all athletes and supporters from all Berrien County communities. Buck Swindle of Ray City will be the speaker and Master of Ceremonies, and there will be a grand reunion of players, coaches, and fans to reminisce about their experiences in their “Hometown Team.” The public is invited and more details will follow.
- 1950 Baby Contest at Ray City
- Glee Club Gave 1939 Christmas Cantata
- Posting Mail at Ray City
- Ray City Home of Perry Lee Pittman and Inez Webb
- Shellie Loyd Webb – Lost at Sea
- Mary “Polly” Futch and John Webb
- Accidental Death of William Crawford Webb