Chatter That Matters
Dr. Richard Strachan | 7/10/2014, 9 a.m.
Back in the 50s Miami-born Archie Ayers started delivering mail for the U.S. Postal Service while Georgia Jones led the fight to preserve “Rail Road Shop” as home. Archie spent some time in World War II and graduated from Booker T. Washington. The evening of the wake brought a host of people, such as Congresswoman Carrie Meek wit her son Kendrick, Marcia Johnson Saunders, Dr. Enid C. Pinkney, Kenneth Fitzpatrick, Chairman, Alternate Board, Mr. Gene Finnie, Allen Morley, from the office of Mayor Thomas Regalado. Many commendations from city and county commissioners were given at the funeral held at Mt. Herman AME church.
Niece Carolyn Boyce stated he was a very lovable person and a peacemaker. In addition to his wife, Ayers is survived by daughters Avette and Arvolene from a previous marriage.
Congratulations to Kelly’s Chapel UMC on celebrating its 73rd anniversary with full support from the Ebenezer UMC family, Rev. Dr. J. Capers, pastor, along with Brothers of Ebenezer and other church members including: Brother James Jackson, Rev. Leonard Weaver, Jr., Camille Harris, Cynthia Harris, LaShawne Edwards, Brenda Tynes, Rev. Margaret Kartwe-Bradley, Daemond Clark, and ushers from Seller’s Memorial UMC.
The spirit brought to the program by the talented singing featuring J. Von and Walter Clark brought the audience to their feet.
Others on the program were Minister Johnny Hart, Lisa, Bro Dion and friends, Rev. Bradley, Anniversary Committee. HHHB is spelled out Historical Hampton House Board. The board envisions seeing the structure completed for the grand opening anticipated during March 2015. Board members are Dorothy “Dottie” Johnson, Chairman; Dr. Enid C. Pinkney, President; Daphne Matu and Jose Matute, Architects. A big thank you goes out to Jocie Poitier, president of the Larry Little Fan Club for raising money with the seventh annual Larry Little Golf Classic. The HHHB took the time to recognize Brownville Home Grown Achievers, such as Jeffrey T. Gilbert, Senior Security Director and PepsiCo Latin, Global Security, Dr. Angenoria T. Powell, Principal, Linda Lentin K-8 Center and Henry L. Coaxum Jr., CEO & President of Talladega Board of Trustees.
The HHHB will have its hands full with what is going to happen in terms of renting our portions of the building, leasing out partitions and employing personnel for the night club.