Ray City Girls Form Athletic Club, 1947

Ray City, Ga in the 1940s took particular pride in the girls athletic teams of the Ray City School.  The local newspapers were full of stories about the girls basketball team challenging the neighboring communities or competing in tournament play. After the construction of the gym at the Ray City School hometown pride swelled even further.  The gym, which could seat 1,100 spectators, was dedicated in 1947. That year the Ray City girls organized their own Athletic Club.

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The Nashville Herald
September 18, 1947

Ray City Girls Form Athletic Club and Name New Officers

RAY CITY – The Ray City High School girls met September 9 in order to form an Athletic club and elect officers.
They are: Louise Williams, president, Virginia Dampier, vice president, Carolyn Scarborough, secretary and treasurer, Jean Studstill reporter.
Other members of the club are Farlene Wilson, Judith Moore, Dianne Miley, Helen Wood, Winona Williams, Ruth Webb, Betty Jean Huff, Marlene Knight, Jeanette Fender, Hilda Faye Register, Peggy Johnson, Lullene Rouse, Jeraldine Sirmans, Edith Monk, Betty Rose Purvis, Carolyn McLendon, Betty Jo Cook, Hazel Gray, Mary Register, Carolyn Register.

Winona Williams, 1948, Ray City High School

Winona Williams, 1948, Ray City High School

Helen Wood, 1948, Ray City High School

Helen Wood, 1948, Ray City High School

Jean Studstill, 1948, Ray City High School

Jean Studstill, 1948, Ray City High School

Judy Moore, of Ray City, GA, 1950 freshman at Georgia State Womans College.

Judy Moore, of Ray City, GA, 1950 freshman at Georgia State Womans College.

Diane Miley, 1948-1949 school photo.

Diane Miley, 1948-1949 school photo.

Peggy Johnson, 1949, Ray City High School

Peggy Johnson, 1949, Ray City High School

Betty Jean Huff, 1949, Ray City High School

Betty Jean Huff, 1949, Ray City High School

Lullene Rouse, 1950, Ray City School

Lullene Rouse, 1950, Ray City School

Betty Jo Cook, 1949, Ray City High School

Betty Jo Cook, 1949, Ray City High School

Betty Purvis, 1950, Ray City High School

Betty Purvis, 1950, Ray City High School

Hazel Croy, 1950, Ray City High School

Hazel Croy, 1950, Ray City High School

Geraldine Sirmans, 1948, Ray City High School

Geraldine Sirmans, 1948, Ray City High School

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Second Grade Portraits, Ray City School, 1939

School photos and yearbooks add to the documentation of family locations between census enumerations.  In 1939, Tommy Guthrie attended second grade at the Ray City School, Ray City, GA.  His parents were Perry Thomas Guthrie and Rachel Mae Taylor, of Ray City, GA.  A page from the 1939 yearbook provides photos of most of his classmates. Principal of the school was Prentice Munson Shultz.

Tommy Guthrie, 1939. Grade 2, Ray City School, Ray City, GA.

Tommy Guthrie, 1939. Grade 2, Ray City School, Ray City, GA.

Josephine Collier, Teacher

Ray City School, 1939, Second Grade, Ray City, GA. Hanson Carter, Robert Conner, Morris Cribb, Elwood Gaskins, Tommy Guthrie, Vernon Hendley, Raleigh Hollis, Wallace McLindon, Randall Napier, Vernon Plair, John H. Pittman, Talton Rouse, Charles Scarborough, Donald Scarborough, Billy Spells, Bobby Vaughn, R.C. Wheeler,

Ray City School, 1939, Second Grade, Ray City, GA. Hanson Carter, Robert Conner, Morris Cribb, Elwood Gaskins, Tommy Guthrie, Vernon Hendley, Raleigh Hollis, Wallace McLindon, Randall Napier, Vernon Plair, John H. Pittman, Talton Rouse, Charles Scarborough, Donald Scarborough, Billy Spells, Bobby Vaughn, R.C. Wheeler,
Jermaine Allen, Mable Akridge, Jeanette Fender, Carolyn Mikell, Diane Miley, Jean Studstill, Allie Mae Warren, Hellen Wood.

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