From the sunny side: Happy Birthday Smokey

I have always had an affection for Smokey the Bear. When I was little, my grandmother gave me a “Smokey the Bear” teddy bear. He had a badge, hat and the rest of his uniform. He even came with a badge and certificate for me, designating me as a “Junior Forest Ranger,” with all the duties and privileges contained therein. Included was also a comic book telling the true story of the real-life Smokey the Bear. Before my grandmother let me wear my new Junior Forest Ranger badge, I had…

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Rose Leola Greene

Rose Leola Greene passed away on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. She was provided excellent care at the Madison Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Oct. 14, 1937, she was a lifelong resident of Savannah, Ga. The memorial service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, located at 1802 NE Colin Kelly Hwy., in Madison. Interment will be at the Magnolia Cemetery, in Savannah. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Ganzy Funeral Home, in Madison.

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Obituaries 

Dorothy J. Rockhill

Dorothy J. Rockhill, 83, of Parkesburg, Penn., formerly of Southampton, N.J., died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, at Penn Medicine Hospice Inpatient Unit, West Chester. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Eugene Caldwell and Dorothy Klopfle Bogie and the wife of the late Wilbert Rockhill. Dorothy was a 1954 graduate of Kensington High School. Dorothy was proud to have been a Fire Tower Watch for the Department of Forestry in Madison, Fla. and retired from CVS Distribution Center in New Jersey. She volunteered with Hainesport Emergency Squad…

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History 

Farm Work

Savannah Reams: Greene Publishing, Inc. Bill Hutto is a Madison County native and grew up in Greenville, Fla. In his memoir titled “Country Living,” he describes in detail times gone by, his old family farm place and the fond, and sometimes sad, memories of his boyhood. The following is an excerpt from the first volume of “Country Living,” titled “Farm Work.” Bill Hutto, born in 1938, is the eldest son of Alcus and Belle Hutto. His siblings include Marjorie, Norman, Darrow and Sammy Hutto—all familiar names in Madison County. Hutto…

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