History award winner!

Over the weekend, I picked up from Levolyre Farmer Pitt a box of newspaper clippings that her mother Savannah Powell Farmer had saved in the 1970s and ’80s, and —

Wilson Daily Times, 23 February 1982.

Look at that young historian!

As a friend remarked, “The village love is priceless!” Much more to come from that treasure trove!


  1. Levoylyre is my 1st cousin and her Mom taught school for over 50 years I can’t wait to see what is in that box ❤️❤️❤️

    1. She’s a sweetheart! Perhaps the biggest prize was a copy of a Powell-Lassiter reunion booklet that she allowed me to make a copy of! She spoke of her family owning land near Vick Cemetery, but I didn’t connect her to Dollison Powell until later.

  2. Behind you is Dr. Jerry MacLean, history professor at Barton College. He was a longtime president of the Wilson County Historical Association and would be so proud of you!

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