Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Anna Pearl Hollingsworth Hovater
Wiley Hollingsworth was born November 5, 1905 in
Pauline was born in the Bishop house in Glen Allen,
Pauline completed her B.S. and M.A. degree. After 1960 she taught school at the Fayette Elementary School. She retired in 1976. Her and husband Wiley were member of Berea Church of Christ.
Miss Pauline and Mr. Wiley as I called them, were so kind to my husband, Reedie and myself during the birth of my daughter, Patsy. Mr. Wiley took Reedie to Winfield several time to get Dr. Hollis to come thinking Patsy was about to be born. Miss Pauline helped out so much. With out their kindness I don't know what we would have done. They were such kind Christian folks.
Saturday, August 4, 2007
This article taken from The Times Record Wednesday, September 30, 1998
HISTORY IS ALL AROUND YOU
History, for most of us, is not something that directly affects our daily lives. If it does, we're not aware of it. Most of us tend to think of history as just another class we took in school. But at
It opened on October 8, 1923. History of the school and the community is just as important to today's Hubbertville students as it was when the school was founded, every bit as much a part of their education as the history of their state, country, and world. That history is what will be celebrated on Oct. 8 when the school marks its 75th anniversary with a special celebration. The festivities will begin with a reception at 3:30 p.m. in the school library, where a slide show will be presented along with lots of school and community memorabilia. A cookout will begin at 5 p.m. in R.Wiley Hollingsworth Stadium, which is adjacent to the school building. Entertainment will start at 6 p.m. with bluegrass music and the Hubbertville band and cheerleaders among the attractions. Many Hubbertville graduates and former athletes and several honored guests are also expected. "Everyone who has attended or supported
The principal when Hubbertvi1le School opened its doors on Oct. 8, 1923 was L. G. Cantrell.
The four one-room schools were consolidated by , an act of the
The school enjoyed steady growth, and Hubbert and his wife, Mary, donated 10 more acres to the school around 1935. Their daughter, Edril Hubbert McCaleb donated the land that became the site. of the school's present gymnasium in 1966-67, and sold the school more land in 1970. Her son, Hubbert Steven McCaleb, who teaches at Hubbertville, donated three more acres to the school in 1984, increasing the total campus to 21 acres. Original plans called for
When classes started, enrollment was more than expected, so the community donated more money and more labor to make it a five-room school. The brown frame building had cedar shingles, and it housed classes for five months that first year. After Cantrell left in 1925, E.C. Herren became the schools second principal, serving from 1925 to 1927.
Community members built the new building on the same site, funded partly with $5,100 in fire insurance on the first building. The community raised over $3,000 toward the cost of the building. The new school was an l1-room white frame building constructed mainly with free labor from community members. Shortly after the building was constructed, Hubbertville applied for accreditation with the state of
Once again, the community rallied to rebuild the school. With the help of
During Wiley HoIlingsworth tenure the school also established a vocational agriculture program and, in 1959, built Mary Hubbert Hall, which was to be used at the discretion of the school for social events, school activities, and as a health enter. Caldwell Hollingsworth, a 1949 Hubbertville graduate, also oversaw many improvements to the school, including the construction of a new gymnasium, the remodeling of the old gym auditorium into the school’s current library, the construction of a new lunchroom, and a softball complex. He was also instrumental in establishing such programs at Hubbertville as Advanced Placement and instruction in foreign languages and the higher sciences and mathematics, and he was responsible for setting up the high school’s first computer lab. The elementary school was accredited by the state of
"The Hubbertville citizens of the 1920s, who dreamed of replacing the one-room frame schools in the community with a modern, comfortable facility where their children could obtain a high school education. I have lived to see their dream come true." said Mrs. Dodd. "These people possess a tremendous pride in their school which few communities can equal or surpass. "Strangers who visit
Note: The information for this story was researched arid gathered over several years by
Claude Campbell was the son of William and Celia Johnson Campbell. He was born June 15, 1902. While growing up he attended
During his early teaching career Claude met Lucille Sherer the daughter of Ira E. and Lillian Matthews Sherer. Lucille was born July 10, 1907. Lucille’s father farmed during the summer and saw milled during the winter, he also ran a small country store in the Killingsworth/New River community. As was the custom during this time, Lucille took the “Teacher Grade One” test and became a school teacher. Lucille taught at New River, Belk, Howard and Hubbertville.
Claude and Lucille were married on June 5, 1935, at
After their marriage they both attended
Claude had a variety of activities that he was involved in over the years. He served as a member of the
Claude’s most enjoyable activity was singing. He attended all the yearly singings in
Claude and Lucille taught school for 43 years each, making a total of 86 years between them. They both retired from
Claude died on September 3, 1996, at the age of 94. Lucille is still living, but is in poor health. This couple was married for sixty-one years. Claude is greatly missed at the yearly singing with his lovely voice. (Submitted by Lucille Campbell and written by Melba Sims in 1999 for the
In Memory Of Mr. Caldwell Hollingsworth
December 2, 1931—December 19, 1996
December 20, 1996
Caldwell Hollingsworth, a life-long resident of Hubbertville community, is considered to be one of its most outstanding leaders. He graduated from Hubbertville in 1949 and from
Mr. Hollingsworth’s first teaching position was at Hubbertville School in 1955, where he taught social studies and Boys physical education. He also served as assistant coach from 1955 to 1961. During this time he continued his education-earning a Masters Degree and an AA Certificate in School Adminstration. Mr. Hollingsworth served as head football coach from 1961-1963. In 1961-1962 he was selected as “Coach of the Year” by the West
In the fall of 1968, Mr. Hollingsworth accepted the principalship at Hubbertville. He has provided the leadership for many improvement’s in both the school plant and the instructional program. As a result of improving the school plant and instructional program, three major accomplishments have been made at
Even though Mr. Hollingsworth retired in 1990, he has continued to be active in the support of
Until his death, Mr. Hollingsworth was still a very vital part of
Reunion was held at Neata Perry McDonald's home in McCalla, AL
Our 1960 Class Reunion 1999 at Neata Perry McDonald’s home
Front row: Ivalene Tidwell Sprinkle, Olen Cunningham, Frances Tucker Herren, Barbara Rutledge Jones, Martha Burkett, Beedie Johnston Bobbit, Roland Roby.
Second row: Johnny Jones, Joan Rutledge Pair, Rebecca Miles, Charles Brown, Regina Godsey Aldridge, Nerlean Tucker Howton, Neata Perry McDonald, Maudie Dunavant Doss, Wanda LuAllen Hendrix, Mary Faye Burkett, Jonell Bobo Hollingsworth.
Back row: Joe Aldridge, Nicky Whitehead, Frank Aldridge, Philip Jones, Brownie Fowler, Truman Herren, Virginia Tidwell Fikes, Gerelene Killingsworth Burkett, Wilma Herren Howell.
I , Patsy Box Johnson, was surpose to have helped but at last minute didn’t get to go. They all signed a card for me. I was so proud to have that.