First grade at Sam Vick.

The Wilson Daily Times printed this photo of Addie Davis Butterfield‘s 1945 first grade class at Samuel H. Vick Elementary. Mrs. Butterfield is top right, and the children include her nephew William Bayard Davis Jr. (front row in white shirt and tie), Rudolph Kersey Bullock (laughing beside Davis), Jessie Gertrude Baldwin Pouncey, Patricia Ann Tabron Bates, Alton Ray Kirk, Robert Eugene Dew, Earline Blount, Callie Joyce Bowens, Sarah Frances Greene, Reuben Hammonds, Luther Mincey and Raymond Bell. The caption attributes the photo to the collection of Diane Davis Myers, Butterfield’s niece.


  1. Addie Davis Butterfield is G. K. Butterfield’s mother, isn’t she? He told us an anecdote about the death of Fred Davis, in which she played a role. (She tried to get a doctor to treat him at Mercy Hospital).

    I look forward to Black Wide-Awake and Scuffalong posts with great anticipation. I can get my teeth into the detail you provide! Many thanks —

    Ellen Fletcher Russell

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