Richmond County News

Names Type Article Newspaper Date Submitter
BOYSWORTH, Mrs. Mary Birthday Announcement Pg. 3B 27 Jan 1924 Beth Boysworth HEMINGWAY
CARTIN-NEWSOME Marriage Notice Pg. 6D 02 Jul 1967 Beth Boysworth HEMINGWAY
ERGLE, Joseph L. Special Notice Augusta Chronicle Pg. 3A  06 Jul 1939 Beth Boysworth HEMINGWAY
ERGLE, Mrs. Entertains in honor of her niece Augusta Chronicle   Beth Boysworth HEMINGWAY
EVANS, Lawton B. School News Pg. 4 22 Apr 1940 Beth Boysworth HEMINGWAY
HARRIS-ZELLER Marriage Notice Augusta Chronicle, Pg. 4C 14 Aug 1969 Beth Boysworth HEMINGWAY
HAYES-REEVES Marriage Notice Augusta Chronicle, Pg. 2A 19 Apr 1931 Beth Boysworth HEMINGWAY
MURPHY-SPEARS Marriage Notice Augusta Chronicle, Pg. 10A 18 Sep 1956 Beth Boysworth HEMINGWAY
SPEARS-HOLLAND Marriage Notice Augusta Chronicle Pg. 4C 28 Apr 1957 Beth Boysworth HEMINGWAY


Receives Award Augusta Chronicle, Pg. 3A 09 Dec 1944 Beth Boysworth HEMINGWAY
SPEARS, John B. Receives Award Augusta Chronicle, Pg. 10A 31 Aug 1945 Beth Boysworth HEMINGWAY
SPEARS-LOTT Engagement Notice Augusta Chronicle Pg. 10A 13 May 1934 Beth Boysworth HEMINGWAY
SPEARS-LOTT Marriage Notice Augusta Chronicle 01 Jul 1934 Beth Boysworth HEMINGWAY
Three People File Suits of Divorce   Augusta Chronicle Pg. 7S 24 Jul 1931 Beth Boysworth HEMINGWAY
ZELLER-COOPER Engagement Notice Augusta Chronicle Pg. 9B 04 Sep 1969 Beth Boysworth HEMINGWAY

Augusta Chronicle, 4-28-1957, page 4C-Marriage Notice

Ceremony at St Mary's on the Hill Church unites Miss Phyllis Spears, Mr B Holland

St Mary's on the Hill Catholic Church was the scene yesterday of the morning ceremony uniting in marriage Miss Phyllis Janelle Spears, daughter of Mr and Mrs CW Spears of Augusta, and Mr Bert Charles Holland, son of Mr Mark C Holland of Rome, Ga and the late Mrs Holland.

The ceremony was performed at 10am by the Rev Nicholas J Quinlan.

Urns of white gladion potted palms and candelabra holding white candles interspersed with palms decorated the church.

Mr RW Maddox Jr sang "Ave Maria", "The Lord's Prayer" and "On this Day, Oh Beautiful Mother" accompanied by Mrs WR Cameron, organist.


Best man was Mr Julian E Rickerson and ushers were Mr Julian Reese and Mr James Reese of Martinez, Ga.

Miss Sandra Spears, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. She wore a waltz-length gown of mint green embroidered organdy over taffeta with a V neckline and a satin cummerbund extending in fly away panels in the back.

Bridesmaids, who wore gowns fashioned identically to that of the honor attendant, were Mrs Charles Murphy, sister of the bride, in yellow, and Miss Joan Toole in lavender. All attendants carried arm bouquets of yellow roses.

Rosepoint Lace Over Satin

The bride's gown of rosepoint lace over satin featured a fitted bodice of lace embroidered with seed pearls, with long sleeves ending in points over the hands. The floor-length skirt of tulle was designed with inset panels of lace extending to the hemline. Her waist length veil fell from a tiara of seed pearls and she carried a bouquet of white carnations and white chrysanthemums centered with a white orchid.

Mrs Spears chose for her daughter's wedding a beige silk shantung dress with matching cape and contrasting accessories and a lavender orchid corsage.

The groom's sister, Mrs Paul Lewandowsk, wore a brown polished cotton dress with pink accessories and a lavender orchid corsage.

The reception was held at the home of Mrs Esther N Chandler. The rooms were decorated with arrangements of spring flowers.

Two urns of white gladioli were placed at the foot of the stairs where the receiving line formed.

The bride's table was covered with a white linen, cloth with lace inserts and centered with a low bowl filled with white carnations, stock and sweet peas.

Assisting at the reception were Mrs Chandler, Mrs WJ Edmonds, Miss Eugenia Thompson, and Mrs Catherine Meyers of Atlanta. Miss Karry Vaughn kept the bride's book.

For a wedding trip to the mountains of Tennessee, the bride chose a navy linen suit with white accessories and the orchid from her bouquet.

Out of town guests included Mr and Mrs Wilbur Chavis of Atlanta and Mrs George Chandler of  Tallapoosa, Ga.

Augusta Chronicle 12-9-1944, page 3A

Staff Sergeant John B Spears, son of Mrs Esther B Spears of 216 Fifth Street, has been cited by the 338th Infantry Regiment of the 85th (Custer) Division and awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge.

Spears earned this award by actual combat against the enemy with Lieutenant General Lucian K Turscott, Jr, Fifth Army in Italy.

8-31-1945, page 10A

John B Spears Receives Award

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla, Aug 30-At a formal parade Saturday at Welch Convalescent hospital, Staff Sergeant John B. Spears, 902 Carolina avenue, North Augusta, SC, was a warded the Distinguished Unit Citation Badge by Colonel Harry A Bishop, commanding officer of the installation.

Spears, who is a supply sergeant at Welch, has served for nine months overseas in Italy. He entered the Army in August, 1941, at Fort McPherson, GA.

 Augusta Chronicle, 8-14-1969, page 4C-Marriage Notice

Michael Harris weds Miss Dannie Zeller

Sacred Heart Catholic Church was the setting at 3:30pm Aug 9 for the marriage of Miss Dannie Theresa Zeller to Michael Johannah Harris with the Rev HJ Wellmeier officiating.

Parents of the bride are Mr and Mrs Alfred Joseph Zeller. The groom is the son of Mr and Mrs William Garland Harris Sr.

Mr Harris was his son's best man. Ushers were William Garland Harris Jr, brother of the groom; Ronnie Easler, cousin of the groom; Charles Mears, cousin of the groom; Emmett Renfroe; Danny Renew; Alan Connell; Danny Connell and Jim Kinnett.

Miss Marlene Zeller was her sister's maid of honor. Her floor-length A-line gown of mint green crepe was fashioned with an Empire bodice featuring an oval neckline and short sleeves outlined in white Venice lace accented with green velvet ribbon. The grain fell from a back yoke of lace.

She carried a bouquet of white daisies and yellow pompons.

Mrs Faye Harris, sister in law of the groom, was matron of honor. She was gowned identically to the maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Mrs Carolyn Hobbs, Miss Jackie white, Mrs Martha Foss, Miss Marian Tobin, Miss Sonnie Jane Arnold and Miss Pat Chastain. Junior bridesmaids was Miss Tina Marie Zeller, sister of the bride. They wore identical gowns of maize crepe.

Flower girl, Miss Valerie Buck, also wore a gown of maize crepe and carried a baskets of daisies.  Ringbearer was Patrick Scott, cousin of the bride.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a floor-length gown of Chantilly lace designed with an Empire bodice and contour neckline outlined in lace medallions reembroidered with seed pearls and aurora crystals. Her long lace sleeves ended in points over the hands. Her aisle-wide cathedral length Watteau train was outlined in lace scallops.

Her cathedral length bouffant veil fell from a lace headpiece outlined in seed pearls, and she carried a cascade of bouquet of white roses, carnations and Stephanotis.

Following a reception held at the Augusta Woman's Club house, the couple left for a wedding trip of  unannounced destination. They will live in Augusta.

  Augusta Chronicle, 4-19-1931, page 2A-Marriage Notice

Hayes-Reeves Wedding Quietly Solemnized

A marriage, the announcement of which will be of cordial interest to may friends throughout this section, was that of Tuesday, April 14, in Aiken, when Miss Hilda Inez Reeves and Mr John C Hayes plighted their vows. There were no attendants and no previous announcement had been made.

The bride was beautifully gowned in a frock of Grecian rose, with accessories in blond. Her hat was a close fitting model in blonde, and her flowers were a corsage of sweetheart roses. Immediately after the ceremony the young couple returned to their own home, 818 Liberty Street.

Mrs Hayes is the daughter of Mrs Jessie Bryant Reeves and the late William R Reeves and is a strikingly lovely young girl of the brunette type. A natural charm and a very lovable nature, have endeared her to a wide circle of friends. Mrs Hayes is a popular Augustan who is associated with the firm of Whaley Brothers. A genial nature and his strict attention to business have given him a substantial place in the opinion of his associates.

Augusta Chronicle, 9-18-1956, page 10A-Marriage Notice

Murphy-Spears vows are spoken

Mr and Mrs Chester W Spears announce the marriage of their daughter, Patricia Sarah, to Mr Charles Andrew Murphy, son of Mrs Thomas C Bush of Augusta and Mr James A Murphy of Portland, Ore. The wedding took place Sept 3 at St Mary's on the Hill Catholic Church with the Rev Nicholas Quillan officiating.

The bride is a graduate of Mt St Joseph Academy and the Doughty School of Nursing. The groom is a graduate of Richmond Academy and the Junior College of Augusta. He is now attending Georgia Tech in Atlanta where the couple will make their home.

Augusta Chronicle, 5-13-1934, page 10A


Few announcements of the season will center more interest than that made by Mrs JT Jackson of the engagement of her niece, Miss Bessie Mae Lott to Mr Chester W Spears, the wedding to take place in June.

Descended from prominent families of South Carolina, Miss Lott is the eldest daughter of the later Mrs Minnie Bryant Lott and Jacob C Lott, of Aiken County, SC. She is the granddaughter of the late Mrs Ella Crage Bryant and Henry L Bryant of Aiken. Miss Lott has a magnetic personality which has made for her a wide circle of friends. She has been numbered among popular members of the younger set of Georgia and South Carolina.

Mr Spears is a popular young Augustan and is the son of Mrs Ester Baker Spears and Edwin L Spears, formerly of Thomson, Ga.

Following the marriage the couple will reside in Augusta.

Sunday Morning, July 1, 1934.


A marriage, the announcement of which will be of cordial interest to many friends through out this section was that of Miss Bessie Mae Lott to Mr. Chester W. Spears, which was beautifully solemnized yesterday afternoon in the presence of relatives and a few close friends. The bride was beautifully gowned in a frock of aqua blue with accessories of white. Her hat was a close fitting model in white and her flowers were a corsage of sweetheart roses.

Immediately after the ceremony the young couple left for New York and other points of interest. On their return, they will be at home to their many friends at 1119 Greene St.

Mrs. Spears is the daughter of the late Mrs. Minnie Bryant Lott and Jacob Lott, of Aiken, SC. She is the granddaughter of the late Mrs. Ella Cage Bryant and Henry L. Bryant, of Aiken, SC.

Mr. Spears is the son of Mrs. Ester Baker Spears and Edwin (Edward) L. Spears, formerly of Thomson, GA. He is connected with Sears, Roebuck and Co., where he is held in high esteem by his associates.

Augusta Chronicle, 9-4-1969, page 9B-Engagement Notice


AIKEN-Mr and Mrs Frank Xavier Zeller announce the engagement of their daughter, Myrtis Elizabeth, to Airman Richard Hardy Cooper, son of Mr and Mrs JW Cooper, son of Mr and Mrs JW Cooper. The wedding will be Sept 20 at St Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church. Miss Zeller is the granddaughter of Mrs Myrtis Estell Gray of Montmorenci, SC and the late William Levie Gray and of the late Mr and Mrs Jospeh Zeller of Augusta. She received an associated degree in applied science from WW Holding Institute in Raleigh, NC and is employed as a legal secretary by Jorian, Morris and Hoke. Attorneys, in Raleigh. The groom-elect is the grandson of Mrs Ora Broxton of Augusta and the late Walter A Broxton.
He attended the University of South Carolina, Aiken Regional Branch, before enlisting in the US Air Force. He is stationed at Sheppard AFB Tex.

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