Guestbook Archives: January-March 2002
I used to go to Leaksville (from Reidsville) regularly to visit my Aunt Daisy; when my Grandmother went with us, she would get out of the car, and walk across every bridge; she would not cross the bridge in a car!
Born In Draper NC In 1955 Father Billy Hill Grand Father Willie G Hill Leaksville Mother Dorothy Lee Hill Grand Father Harry Lee Hall Draper. Love to visit Eden when ever I collect any historic items from L.S.D.
been here before, just checking back to see whats been added and found a couple of friends e mail addresses...thanks
I was born in Eden in 1948 and graduated from MHS in 1966. I have been researching my ancestors and am really happy to have some of these pictures for my history. It was also fun to look at the guestbook and see names of old friends.
Just in case anyone reads this that is related and/or knows the ancestry of Hardin Turner, b. ca 1817, married Nancy Thomas and lived in Stoneville from ca. 1841-1/1910, PLEASE let me hear from you as he was my gg grandfather.
I grew up in Eden or Leaksville,on Elm.st.i went to Leaksville Grady school and to Burton Grove also.I also went to Morehead to,class of 78.Brings back a lot of my childhood seeing this.I live in Tenn now hav for last 10 yrs,thats went i moved away from Eden.Have enjoyed looking at this page.Thank You. Bubba Mabe.
i lived in Leaksville (Eden) on Cedar Street for 13 years. I left in 1979 to enter the Air Force. This is a nice website and is very informative.............
How nice it is to see a site that is beneficial to all ages. Having family in Reidsville, give me a greater knowledge of the history in which my mother grew up.
As jaded as some folks become about their pasts (me, far worse than most), few things are brought to our attentions that inspire a good vibe. Leaksville.com is one of those very rare things.
As sad as it seems, I don't really care too much one way or the other about what happened to my old schoolmates (I truthfully didn't have many close friends, and the feeling is liable to be mutual), but I was young there...and I still consider the area my home.
While I was in high school, I pulled a weekend gig from '76 to '79 at WLOE/WEAF (when they were still located in the same building ) on The Boulevard. I was there when guys like Doug Rorrer, Keith Elliot, Beautiful Bruce, and a dozen other nameless radio folks passed in and out of that old studio built by Mr. Craddock.
I was there when the brewery wasn't and Fieldcrest was.
My dad put in 40 years at Karastan...my mom, many years at Pace-Stone. She also worked at Jone's Hardware when Clayborne and Francis were still in their prime.
I remember Tri-City Market, Carolina Drug, Leaksville Shoe Store, and G&H Lunch. I remember the Christmas parade.
So, Mr. Webmaster, all reminiscent meandering aside, thanks for your work.
Great Site! I was grown before I became interested in the history of our great city! Thank you for keeping it alive and available. I am a second generation Draper Girl and proud of it!
Sophia Class of 1980
I am also searching for some information.
My late father, Archie "Dick" Harvey and some of his uncles and cousins, including "Burly" Pulliam, had a blue grass type band and performed on local radio shows and even made a record just prior to WWII. I don't know for sure what they called themselves, but would appreciate any information that anyone might have on this. If anyone had a copy of the 78rpm record, I'd really love to know about it. Sorry that I don't have more detailed information than this, but, being the right area, perhaps someone will know!
Thanks for any help anyone out there can offer.
This is a wonderfully interesting site, even for a girl who grew up in Spray... after it was all Eden.
My Daddy was Archie "Dick" Harvey, Jr. and he grew up in the 20's and 30's in this area, so a lot of this info and these photos were like getting a glimpse into the world he grew up in, which, for me, is always a fascinating past-time.
Great site! Keep up the good work!
Very interesting site since I grew up in it. I recognize a lot of the names in the guest book. I was born in Stoneville but moved to Leaksville in 1955 and grew up there. I used to go to the Boys Club when it was first formed at the old Armory on Henry Street and spent a many a day there when it was over at Five Forks. I played baseball there and the first team I was on was sponsored by Home Savings and Loan (this was after it moved to Five Forks). I spent several summers at the Boys Club in the late 50's and had a lot of fun there. Fred Smith ,I believe ran it for awhile and then Herbert Hughes. I wore out 2 bicycles riding up and down Bridge St. and Washington St. in those days.
Your uncle John told me about your site.
Best wishes, Catherine
born in draper lived all over the world but always came back to rockingham co.
ive spent a good deal of time looking at this site and the bad thing about it.....is..i can remember most of those old buildings...and worked in many of the mills shown....spent 25 yrs with E.C.P.D. so the people were all familiar to me, now i have a site to e mail folks far away to show em where i grew up...thanks a million for this "labor of love"
I have a meadows dairy 1qt milk bottle..and draper city tags and NC auto tags...i lived in leaksville many years...
Hello Leaksville, I have not been back to the area since I graduated from JMMSHS in 1968. Would love to hear from folks that knew me then.
Regards, Rick Moore
VERY INTERESTING WEBSITE. I LIVE IN EDEN NORTH CAROLINA WITH MY WIFE AND 2 DOGS. I HAVE 3 CHILDREN. OWN A&B PESTCONTROL CO.
Dear Webmeister, I really enjoy reading the Leaksville nicknames supplied by Richard Carter. When I read them, I either think of the person or stories told about them by my father. I have noticed that a great majority of the nicknames came from a generation or two before mine. Therefore, I would like to submit the following Leaksville nicknames for the list:
Ricky "42" Fulton, Tony "Bugg" Joyce, Ronnie "Jawbone" Joyce, Ronald "The Dessert Fox" Jeffries, Tim "Maw" McCrickard, Mike "Granny" Joyce, Glenn "Oggie" Ogburn, Sammy "Gam" Law, Johnny "Daddy Warbucks" Roberts, Pete "Ole D. Y." Cunningham, Darryl "Lightning" Richardson, Leon "Stinky" Murray, "Ape" Robertson (I can't remember Ape's first name), Steve "Hoovie" Howerton, Bill "Marauder" Meadows
I'm sure I'll think of others. Keep up the good work.
John Marshall Carter (a.k.a. Makavelli)
I was born in Leaksville on July 24, 1954 at the local hospital. My parents were living near Draper while my dad worked for the summer on the construction project building the Duke Power plant.
Searching for info on older brother who played minor league baseball in the area circa 1936-38. The webmaster, Kenny, certainly steered me in the right direction. Very grateful. The site itself is interesting and commendable.
P.S. Formerly from New Jersey as was my brother who was signed by the old Boston Braves and sent down to farm club.
I only lived in Leaksville for a short time while my father was over seas with the USAF. There use to be a lot of Spanglers there plus other relatives. I haven't been there since my grandfather Arch F. Spangler in the 70s.
Good to see and hear of Leaksville. Graduated from Morehead in '53 and have been away most of the time since then. Thanks for the news.
Nice job with the site, Kenny! Great pictures, Johnny and others! Already heard from Mike Gallimore recently. Bill Kiser here a few months ago while his daughter was playing USC in tennis. Always good to see/hear from folks I grew up with...jeez, hard to believe we survived some of the stuff we did. Thanks to all who helped keep me out of serious trouble along the way! I currently work at the U of South Carolina...plan to retire in 20-25 years. Still playing a bit of basketball, but haven't been able to dunk in 3-4 years. Who's organizing the 35yr reunion of our 1967 MHS graduating class? Hope wonder fills your days!
(Note: Hey, Gene, don't feel too bad...I haven't been able to dunk in 49 years--- Kenny)
My mother was born in Leaksville in Jan. 24 1927,later moved but I still wanted to find out about her birth place. Her birth name was Edna Maydell Armstrong. I enjoyed learning about her birthplace.
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