An early photo of the Book and Garden Club, founded in 1948 by Anna B. Johnson and Norma Darden, who are seated at the table. Behind them, from left, Beatrice McCowan (fourth), Courtney Fitts (fifth), Willie H. Freeman (eighth, just over Mrs. Johnson’s shoulder), Johnnie Boatwright (ninth), Estelle L. Shade (twelfth) and Flossie H. Barnes (thirteenth).
- Anna Burgess Johnson
- Norma Duncan Darden
- Beatrice McCowan (1905-1960) was the daughter of John B. and Bessie Yancey McCowan.
- Elizabeth Courtney Plummer Fitts (1893-1976), a Warren County native and teacher, was married to Howard M. Fitts.
- Willie Mae Hendley Freeman
- Johnnie Kornegay Boatwright (1903-1984), a Wayne County native, was married Sidney Boatwright.
- Estelle Lane Shade (1880-1961), a native of Pocomoke City, Maryland, and teacher, was married to pharmacist Isaac Shade.
- Flossie Howard Barnes (1905-1993), a South Carolina native, was married to Dr. Boisey O. Barnes.
Image courtesy of Anna Hines, reprinted in Wilson Daily Times, 15 February 2008. Many thanks to Mrs. Inez Dickerson Bell for helping identify some of the club members.