From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, March 10, 1982

Kents share love

Area residents can be proud that in 1982 there are still honest, dependable, caring people such as Otis and Ethel Kent whose influence will provide lasting impressions on the young people of today.

Otis and Ethel will celebrate their 62nd anniversary April 11, and have spent their years together since 1920 building a relationship and home life that have not only endured the test of time, but have grown beautifully sweeter as the years roll by.

They lived on a farm located between Friday’s Crossing and Susan Moore for many years. For the last 45 years, they have lived on Oneonta Route 3 in the New Home community where their spacious white house rests invitingly among trees, velvet grasses, and a neat bordering fence.

Otis was 82 last August and Ethel celebrated her 81st birthday in January, but they do not let their ages stand as obstacles.

Of their five children, Olean Smith, Olga Smith, Yvonne Kent, and Archie Kent all live with their families in the immediate area. Daughter, Nadine Hamby, lives nearby in Oneonta.

The Kent’s have 18 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and three step-great-grandchildren, but a wide assortment of friends and neighbors claim Otis and Ethel as their own “special” people.

Susan Moore sends two to All-State

Susan Moore band is a source of pride to both the school and the entire community. Band director Timothy Hammond accompanied two of its outstanding musicians to the University of Alabama on March 4 to participate in All-State Band.

Danny Thomas plays alto saxophone and played with the Red Band. Trumpeter Gregg Wadsworth performed with the White Band. Many from our area attended the special concert that was held on Saturday night, March 6.

Airman Sargent assigned

Airman Andrew D. Sargent, son of James D. Sargent of Hayden Route 1 and Gailya G. Sargent, Birmingham, has been assigned to Lowry Air Force Base, Colo., after completing Air Force basic training. During the six weeks at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and customs, as well as received special training in human relations.