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CLINCH COUNTY NEWS THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 1990 Page 8 F iu=~m m 1 can begin work' i m area was new to settle-people learn progressive cred to the worshippers Senator Fowler sues before Congress. ~ :[/merits" The Indians had ways to farm, t rear were used" vide"These meetings pro-and solve it."an opportunity for me residentsThe firStat 9: o 1WAHlmee$ .J ~AMIH PW{I| iOJ~efe~( been moved, or were better animals, andtopre- The first church built TO Hold Town to listen to the residents of be held for Coffee! - bd supposed to havebeen, but serve ways in better liv- there had a fire place i ~,~ ~;!~/ a few lingered in the ing. His home was God- wooden shutters, no flr Bacon and Coffee counties ~Fd'~e swamp, centered. He earned thebut God's earth beneath Meetings about the issues they feel the Main Courtr~ Ja 8 Arbors were used in the love and respect of histheir feet. The second are important," Senatorthe Coffee Coun.tyt house, 210 South! ~:~:~m summer to keep off the hot neighbors. When the warbuilding was built in the Coffeeu.s. SenatorAnd BaCOnwycheCountieSFow. Fowler said. "This input Avenue, Douglas. i m_ _| ~]~i~ ~i~j| sun for the church-going 1861-1865 broke out, and newly repaired, painted, anmid 1890's, and has been WASHINGTON, D.C.-- willwashington.,help me as I serve in The second me~ IJryL t7"i i l/ people. Homes were used men were called, he be- i~ll~*eC~'n / ~1| "Citizens who have a be held for Bacon~ H !~/ residents at 11:30i , i i _ ~ in the winters until church- came father to the or- attractive stoop made over let, Jr. will host two open es could be built. Reverend phans, brother to the wi- the steps, and sits in the meetings for residents problem relatingtothe fed- the Braswell D~ OO{~{=r | Booth settled within the dows, sons to the old men midst of the beautiful tall of Bacon and Coffee eral government or its pro- Building, 301 Nor~ (4 ...... community, started a left behind without stren- pine trees. Some could counties on Saturday,grams are also welcome to The late Reverend Irwin the early 1840's, he set- church. They called it Phi- gth and help to carry on. have been there when the Booth, the founder of his- tied near the little town ladelphia; today it is the He was their counselor,first church was built. Be- toric Antioch United Me- known today as Manor. Booth Church. An out- He helped widows save side thechurchisthe ceme- thodist Church, would have Plantations were where the standing church in the been grateful for its ser- town is today, near the community. He built a vice had he have been pre- beautiful Okefenokee. He home and his family moved sent yesterday afternoon was a circuit rider in the into it. at the 3 p.m. service there. Methodist Episcopal Not only was he a The remanents are bear- Church South. There was minister. He was quite a ingfruit! no parsonage. There was missionary in his ap- Coming to this area in no church house. The proach. He helped his 0000 Wide Ball Point Pens Ball Po~t Pen Re~ll. Organ ers Telephone Fillers Calenda mnders Billet Index (X4 or Desk Trays (Le r or Legal) Staplers - Staples Calculator Ribbons Ty ewr/ter Ribbons S~tch Tape l~le Folders (Letter or Legal) Cross Pens Scratch Pads Steno Pads Pads (Letter or Legal) AND A ILYrS MORE :. We Order Wedding invitations And Accessories 0000 Prin ti ng... Advertising... Subscriptions 210 E. Dame Ave. Phone 467-5337 Homervillo, 6a. homes from mortgages. To the young men he be- came an idol. He was the father image to all who needed him. He stepped out into other communities when Philadelphia was on its own. He organized Anti- och, Siloah, and maybe Prospect near Manor. No definite proof, but he had two daughters who married Prospect members, and they settled in the com- munity, and there was no other church in the com- munity at the time. He'd never let them live in a community without a church's influence. Every- thing points to that thought No definite proof. He married again after his wife died, and moved to Clinch County. He is buried in the old Antioch Cemetery. Yesterday p.m. the seventh generation of his family worshipped there The same old pulpit is used which he and the pio- neers of the area built for worship there. Beautiful woodwork. The same old pews, hand made and sa- tery which has been cleaned, grave markers cleaned, new markers placed, and a new chain wire fence put around all of it. The room has been cov- ered with new cypress boards, cut to specifica- tion by the donor, Scott James, the oldest living member in the church. Scott has been ill for a few months, and also his name sake- a great nephew were asked to sing "Amaz- ing Grace". Irwin Booth was back at Antioch! Sickness, sorrow, birth or deaths. He comes back in service to the churches he established well over a hun- dred years ago. His name is not forgotten, although never known personally by the community. 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