People who grew up in Fullerville Baptist church,Got any memories to share?

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Sandra Barber Rabern

Carrollton, GA

#1 Mar 10, 2012
I sometimes wonder what would have become of all us free spirits,if we had not had this loving and caring church.Memories to last a lifetime for sure.Just recently thinking about Fullerville losing Sarah Sauls,She was one of the leading people trying to make sure we all stayed busy and out of boredom.Most all the parents that I remember have gone on for their rewards by now.Really as long as we who grew up in Fullerville are alive.Those blessed people are kept alive in our memories.Some of the major characters I most remember from our church were Mrs Willie Mae Harper,everyones Grandma.My Aunt Agnes Tolbert,who taught sunday school,If I hear of read certain scripture,I still can hear her voice reading to me.I guess her voice is locked in my mind.The Woods family were a huge part of our church family.I close my eyes and I can hear their voices,singing in perfect and sweet harmony.Edmond Sauls led us in our hymns in his wonderfull sweet voice.He made us sound good,I loved the singing part of our service.Whenever I see Edith and Edmond nowadays,all those memories come back to me.I mostly remember Rev Horace Wilson,He serverd a long time,As he led our worship and baptised a lot of us.He still proudly carries his bible and his message.What a wonderfull blessing to remember and think about these people who impacted my life.
Daniel Spinks

Chattanooga, TN

#2 Mar 10, 2012
Hey let me jump in here. Where is Rev Horace Wilson preaching now days I would like to go hear him. I also remember Sammy Allen who would come and preach some and on Saturday's up at the depot there would be preaching by different preachers. I also remember the Buttler's Doug Weaver and Billy Nalley and the tall lady who sang some solo's I forget her name. I use to ride the church bus with Doug Weaver I was the bus captian kept order on the bus as we rode around town picking up elderly people taking them to church morning and evening's those were great times. Down the street from Fullerville Baptist was the Holliness church and some Saturday's they would have a singing a lot of good gospel groups would show up to sing. We need a lot of that in our church's nowdays.

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Sandra Barber Rabern

Carrollton, GA

#3 Mar 10, 2012
I should go to some of the singings they have at Fullerville.They still have the southern gospel groups.Jimmy Pearson's group sings there a lot Daniel.Do you remember when we were little,Pauline Phillips sang a lot.She was awesome.She had a powerfull voice and she was very charismatic.Born and raised out there in Fullerville,she would give her testomony and then sing.Pastor Horace Wilson is probable retired from full time ministry.He does revivals and funerals mostly nowadays.Anne Butler was a wonderfull singer out Fullerville.Daniel,I remember back before anyone had aircondition in church's,all the doors would be opened wide in the Summertime,sometimes we could hear the folks singing at the holliness church,they would be singing loud and proud.Sometimes they would out sing us,you could hear their voices above ours.
Sandra Barber Rabern

Carrollton, GA

#4 Jul 5, 2012
Anyone remember Mrs Willie Mae Harper?I was thinking of her today.She was a very long time member of Fullerville church.She lived within a stones throw of the church,she ran our Villa Rica bus station for many years.I was blessed to have known her,and to know her was to love her,never have I met someone as incredible as Mrs Willie Mae.She trully loved and cared about everyone.She had this kind humble spirit about her,I realy think the main part I remember about her was her sweet sweet spirit,really she was more Christlike than anyone I have known.So much a part of Fullerville Baptist church.
Daniel Spinks

Chattanooga, TN

#5 Jul 6, 2012
I remember Mrs Harper she could cook a real good hamburger at the bus station. I use to ride the bus to Atlanta to my dentist just up the street in Atlanta. One time on the way back there was double decker bus going Birmingham and I wanted to ride the bus but, my father said it would not stop in Villa Rica. I threw a fit I wanted to ride that bus finally he talked to the driver and told him that the bus would stop at a couple of red lights and we would get off at one of the red lights as we lived right in town, finally the driver said ok. I rode the bus right up top right up front and when we got off the driver told my father to check back with Mrs Harper in a week for a surprise, which was a toy double decker Greyhound bus. I use to go up there just to watch the bus come in and drink a soda i miss those times.
Sandra Barber Rabern

Carrollton, GA

#6 Jul 7, 2012
I loved that double decker bus,I remember only one time when Mama and I were going to Atlanta,we had our tickets in our hand and a double decker bus pulled into the bus station,I could not believe my good fortune,finally
to ride on that special bus.I was so excited.That was my one and only time to ride that bus.Mrs Willie Mae ran that bus station for a long time.Mostly she walked to work every day.I used to worry about her walking in all kinds of weather.She lived a long full life though,so I guess she was getting her exersize through walking.She had lived during a time when walking was the main form of transportation.Her house was very close to Fullerville church,and not too far from downtown Villa Rica.She was a very special Lady.
Carla Weaver Dingler

Snellville, GA

#7 Dec 6, 2012
Sandra,
Hi..I have attended Fullerville on and off my whole life. I assign Doug Weaver's oldest daughter. Next year Fullerville will celebrate 100 years old. I am working on a documentary about the history of the church and wad wondering if you would be interested in sharing some of your memories...I have enjoyed reading all of the posts.

Thanks,
Carla
Sandra Barber Rabern

Carrollton, GA

#8 Dec 7, 2012
Carla,Wonderfull to see your post on here today.I remember all the Weaver family well.I was really hopeing to hear from a lot of folks who grew up in that church.All of our social fellowship was through the church.We had awesome Sunday school teachers and we enjoyed going to church so much.We had Sunday school picnics in the summertime with swimming and fishing,in the Wintertime we had bowling parties,and at Christmas we had a Christmas party,we allways drew names and exchanged gifts.Also there was a big church get together at Christmas time,Everyone came even Santa Claus.We usually got a gift of fruit and candy from the church,gifts from our Sunday school teachers and the exchanged presents from each other.We had an awesome time.
t harp

Lexington, SC

#9 Sep 7, 2014
Daniel Spinks wrote:
I remember Mrs Harper she could cook a real good hamburger at the bus station. I use to ride the bus to Atlanta to my dentist just up the street in Atlanta. One time on the way back there was double decker bus going Birmingham and I wanted to ride the bus but, my father said it would not stop in Villa Rica. I threw a fit I wanted to ride that bus finally he talked to the driver and told him that the bus would stop at a couple of red lights and we would get off at one of the red lights as we lived right in town, finally the driver said ok. I rode the bus right up top right up front and when we got off the driver told my father to check back with Mrs Harper in a week for a surprise, which was a toy double decker Greyhound bus. I use to go up there just to watch the bus come in and drink a soda i miss those times.
Mrs. Harper was my real grandma that I never had the privilege of meeting. Im so glad to hear she was such a wonderful woman. My one regret is that I never got the chance to get to know her before she passed away.

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