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Pahoke or Statesboro Newspaper?

OAR Marker Is Placed on Mrs. Enecks' Grave--

"An official insignia OAR marker was placed at the grave of Mrs. W. R. Enecks on Sunday afternoon, April 20, 3:00 PM at Enecks cemetery near Newington Following the opening Ritual, personal tributes were given by Mrs. Walton D. Smith of Lymen Hall Chapter OAR, Mrs.W. G. Townsend of Waycross, a cousin, and Mrs. Elizabeth Penrose Enecks, a sister-in-law. Mrs. Smith said, "Marion Smith Enecks was born April 21, 1892, in Screven County, Georgia. She was the daughter of Oswell Bones Smith and Walton Katherine Archer Smith; the granddaughter of David Isaiah Archer and Sarah Jane Hodges Archer of Screven County, and William Smith and Emma Eve Smith of Augusta, Georgia "In her tribute Mrs. Townsend told of the fine qualities she possessed, wonderful Christian and one who loved her family and home very dearly. Mrs. Penrose told of the early gjrlhood of Marion Smith, a sweet, lovely girl, who was always the center of attraction because of her beauty and her talent in music. She also told of the courtship and marriage of Marion and will, a beautiful romance, which lived on and on until death parted them. She also spoke of the Christian home, with its daily family devotions, the love of a mother who controlled her children in a soft, quiet manner. The home was always opened to friends and particularly young people.

"Mrs. Enecks daughters, Mrs.. William H. Simmons, Jr. of Statesboro and Mrs. Robert F. Jenkins, Jr., of Waynesboro were present, along with other family members and friends. Two other daughters, Mrs. David W. Cunningham of Pahokee, Florida and Mrs. Shelby H. Monroe of Valdosta were unable to attend. Her sons preceded her in death, Parnell, Walton Wightman, and Will R. Jr."

Sylvania Telephone, May 1, 1973

Dear People,

We saluted a lovely, gracious lady today. It was bright and crisp-- the kind of morning I'm sure she had enjoyed many, many times. The drive over to Newington was beautiful-- some fields freshly ploughed, others bright green with new shoots of winter rye. Around the river the trees were heavy laden with moss. Several pecan orchards still held their green leaves, a sigh of a good crop next year, so they say.

The cemetery was charming- no house or church in sight, many proud monuments to the Enecks who over the years had come to this place-- Laffitte, LeGrand and Rahn- made one think the Enecks had met and loved and married some French Hugenots. The old hollies were red with berries and the grounds were freshly raked.

While the minister spoke his words a rooster crowed and a mother hen chucked to her young. It was a fitting day and an appropriate place for Mrs. Enecks..

All the Scotts send best love and all good wishes, Emily, 12'14'73

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