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Henderson County Teacher Assignments - 1940

transcribed by Brenda Kirk Fiddler

School Teachers Assignments as published in The Lexington Progress, April 26, 1940

The Henderson County School Board of Education, consisting of E. M. Evans, Chairman, Luther Adams, O. A. Douglas, Willie Ross, Ernest Segerson, Fred Sellers and Joe Holmes, met in the Office of School Supt. Ira C. Powers to choose teachers.

1st District

Antioch – Ruby Brooks, Faye Oakley
Center Ridge – Harold Sellers, Cora M. Gately Bargerton – W. A. Bradfield, Mrs. W. A. Bradfield, Mrs. Edith Patton Farmville – Clara Walker Longsought – Ashley Adams, Minnie P. Adams Moss – Nola B. Farmer, Kate Laws Mt. Gilead – Carmon Duck, Gladys Gately, Mary K. Rhodes Parker’s Cross Roads – Mrs. Tommie Rush, Mamie Palmer Rock Springs – Alice Bailey, Willie D. Palmer Sand Ridge – Linnie P. Patton, Ophelia Hall Smith – Sebie Berryman Timberlake – Jemima Laws Union Cross – C. F. Lee, Opal Parker Wildersville – Andros Rhodes, Mayrene Peterson, Eva Lee Derryberry, Alice Hall

2nd District

Huron – Bethel Johnson Independence – Mrs. Rubyn Wallace Juno – Chester Stephens, Mrs. Gladys Deberry Maple Springs – Melba Rush Ollie’s Grove – Warren Holmes Poplar Springs – Clyde Reeves, Aaron Tolley, Eula Mae Ringold Ruby’s Grove – Maxine Taylor Russell’s Cross Roads – Aubrey Lipscomb, Mary Nell Outlaw Spring Hill – Granville Bartholomew Unity – Mrs. Jessie Fisher, Mrs. B. O. Anderson

3rd District

Alberton – Milam Scates Center Hill – Riley Goff, Mrs. Hurley Buck, Evelyn Deere Oak Grove – A. M. Duke, Hugh Reed Reed – E. W. Hanna, Lois Johnson, Juanita Walker Roberts – Bernice Maness, Lula Hare Rock Hill – Troy McPeake, Mrs. Louise McPeake Shady Hill – Ruth Middleton, D. E. Howell Sheppard – Mrs. Helen Smith, W. S. Middleton

4th District

Thomas – Thomas Stewart Piney – To be filled; Edith Petty Reagan – Tom Bailey, Daisy Presley; two positions to be filled

5th District

Beech River – Mrs. Frances Gibson Brown – Rena Mae Pierce (principal), Laelaleigh Page Chapel Hill – Elizabeth Hart Hinson Springs – Mary Sue Goff Laster – Lena Wallace (principal), Juana Mae Travillion Life – Lorene Fesmire Mable Grove – Mary Katherine Webb Howard – Leota Holmes, Mrs. Ruth King Middlefork – W. C. Crook, Pauline McAdams Palestine – J. L. Fesmire, Mildred Fesmire Presley – Goy Snider, Rubye Miller Stegall – Irona Tucker Truett – Mildred Wallace

6th District

Chapel – Luther Bradfield, Violet Maxwell Chesterfield – E. E. Reed, Cora Mae Evans Central – Lillard Stephens, Cooper Moody Corinth – Aaron Kolwyck Crowell – Elmo Todd, Kathleen Robins Darden – Ewing Powers, Willene Neely, Lillard Stephens (Note: LStephens listed for two schools) Duke – Lydie Reeves Judson – Fred McPeake, Gertrude Powers Moore’s Hill – Ida Halter Pleasant Hill – George Johnson Poplar Springs – Joe Parsons White – Major Scates, Milam Scates (Note: M. Scates listed for two schools)

7th District

Cedar Grove – Marvin Bartholomew Doe Creek – Elmer Duck Ebenezer – J. R. Brazzel


Benson Travillion, Walter Carter, Bill Blevins, Beulah Hanna, Mrs. Ruby Hanna, Mrs. Ruth Vandyke.

Scotts Hill

Cecil Manley (principal), Ernest Holmes, Lorraine Kelly, Edward Bailey; one position to be filled Tucker – Elbert Weaver

Lexington High School

W. L. Bobbitt (principal), J. S. Galbaith, Mary Ball Holmes, Alice T. Hills, Fred R. Long, Coby T. Conger, Ivy Holland, Imogene Butler, Griff R. Dodds, John D. Wyatt, Lorraine A. Hinson. A. J. Arnold – janitor

Negro Teachers

Harmon’s Creek – Willie B. White
Park Meal – Finis Breedlove
Pritchard – Marie Bryant
Timberlake – George Beal
Wildersville – Rubye Ross
Dry – Floyd Ivie
Holly Springs – John Frank Taylor
Luray – Alberta Beal
Pleasant Hill – R. D. Boswell
Cooper’s Grove – Nettie Mae Pearson
Joyner’s Grove – Milton Robinson
Kizer – Emma B. Mallory
Sardis – Frances McGuire

May 17, 1940 Lexington Progress printed the following additions to the teacher assignment list.

Sardis: A. J. Steele, Nelle Duffy, Bill Blevins, Fred Colvett.
Scotts Hill: J. O. Conwell, J. B. Austin, Nelle Blevins, Sue Smith, Joe M. Warren.
Montgomery High School: C. C. Bond (principal), M. B. Miller, Mrs. J. A. Cook, Myrtle Ivy, A. L. Robinson.

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