This is the cover
of the latest issue (Spring 2014) of
GEORGIA BADCKROADS magazine. I have
been subscribing to it since it was called NORTH GEORGIA TRAILS..... really!
When I picked up the
mail yesterday as soon as I saw the
cover I knew immediately who was getting
a haircut and nearly correct on who the barber was. I have seen this picture countless of times.
I thought it was
Anna's great uncle Bob Bettis cutting Anna's grandfather J.O. Prance's
hair. It was not Bob Bettis cutting J.
O.'s but his son, probably the oldest Cecil Bettis doing barber duty.
James Oscar Prance (1880 - 1961) was a farmer and lived on
Hawkins Store Road. He and his wife
Lessie Mae Wright Prance (1891-1957) are buried at Noonday Baptist
Church near Marietta, Georgia. James Cecil Bettis (1900-1969) and his
wife Clara Voyles (1905-1994) are buried at Sandy Plains
Baptist Church, also near Marietta.
Cecil's mother was Ida Lovonia Prance (1878-1958) and his father Bob Bettis
(1868 - 1961) are also buried at Sandy Plains Baptist Church.. Ida and J.O. are siblings.
The barn and outbuildings in the picture is part of Bob
Bettis's farm. Bob Bettis Road in
Marietta was their driveway before it was a road.
I'm sure the picture came from the VANISHING GEORGIA PROJECT. About 35 years ago my mother-in-law Marie and I carried a lot pictures to the Kennesaw House to the Vanishing Georgia Project. Local historian Bowling Yates sat down with one person at a time and wrote down the people in the pictures.
The main reason I put this post on a blog is that my sister-in-law, Thelma, who is spending a few winter months in Florida, can read it on her electronic gizmo. Hi Thelma!
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