Growing up in Fullerville
David Washington

Carrollton, GA

#642 Jan 11, 2012
Sandra Barber Rabern wrote:
Most all the people I grew-up with were very happy living out Fullerville.Mostly my friends lived there during the 50s.Life was quite a bit different then.We went to Sunday school mostly at Fullerville Baptist church.This church provided a lot of activities for the youth.In fact everyone who lives in Fullerville looked after the youth.They would let us know if we were not behaving.We were taught to be very polite,with yes mamn and yes sir,We were probable the best mannered kids anywhere.I realise Fullerville may have changed a lot.There are gangs allmost everywhere nowadays.But at the time I grew up out Fullerville.It was a wonderfull place to grow up.I was a kid at a very good time growing up in Fullerville.You know nothing ever lasts of remains the same.I am very happy that our old ball field is now a nice soccer field,I am very proud of the ministry Fullerville now has providing meals and a place for homeless people to live while getting on their feet.So I know a lot of great things are still going on out Fullerville.
when I grew up in fullerville there was a huge candy store where the car wash is now.All the grown people would go in and steal candy for the youngsters.Once apon a time a mule and wagon came thru town with judy garland and the lion riding on it.The lion was looking for the guy who made and sold liquor in town.SOmeone stopped the buggy and axed judy if she was single.She said no, but if nobody would say anything she would stay the night in fullerville and see if she could find the lion a brain.After 2 days of searching, they moved on towards villa rica because they couldnt find anybody n fullerville who had a brain.
Sandra Barber Rabern

Villa Rica, GA

#643 Jan 13, 2012
Thank you David for your story.

“Home In Georgia Now”

Since: Jul 07

The "City of Gold" in Georgia

#644 Jan 16, 2012
David Washington wrote:
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when I grew up in fullerville there was a huge candy store where the car wash is now.All the grown people would go in and steal candy for the youngsters.Once apon a time a mule and wagon came thru town with judy garland and the lion riding on it.The lion was looking for the guy who made and sold liquor in town.SOmeone stopped the buggy and axed judy if she was single.She said no, but if nobody would say anything she would stay the night in fullerville and see if she could find the lion a brain.After 2 days of searching, they moved on towards villa rica because they couldnt find anybody n fullerville who had a brain.
Let's see where do we start? Apon= Upon?? Axed=Asked?? fullerville should have the f in Fullerville, the V in Villa and the R in Rica should be in caps. n=in?? And last but not least the "Cowardly Lion" needed "courage" not a brain. The "Scarecrow" needed the "brain". He any relation to you David?? Just asking!!! If you are going to post a story that makes fun of something it may be wise to use proper grammar, punctuation, spelling and most of all "facts" to obtain your objective.
Sandra Barber Rabern

Villa Rica, GA

#645 Apr 7, 2012
Eastertime out Fullerville was awesome for me.Allmost as much fun as Christmas time.The girls starter shopping early for Easter dresses,usually we went to Carrollton to shop,some years to Atlanta.The perfect dress had to be very special,frilly and fancy usually in a pretty pastel color.Once the dress was found,our next shopping would be for maryjane shoes and a purse to match.Lace trimmed socks were a must as were white gloves.Some years we would wear a hat also.On Easter Sunday we would be styling and profiling and oh-ing and ah-ing over what our friends wore to Sundayschool.Easter Sunday was a very special day at church out Fullerville,I can just clearly remember the happy songs about the resurection of Jesus.These were wonderfull days out Fullerville.Happy Easter everybody!
Sandra Barber Rabern

Villa Rica, GA

#646 Jun 7, 2012
My Dear Aunt Jewell Barber Wilkins passed away this week,she was my Daddy's only Sister,and the last original member of that Family to pass away.She lived her life quietly and with much grace.She began working at the hosery mill at fourteen,she continued working there untill my Grandpa became old and started declining.At that point she left her long time job to care for him.She was there every day checking in on Grandpa and making sure he was cared for.Her love for her Family was amazing.She raised an only Child Sue.She had two Grandchildren,two Great Grandchildren and one Great Great Grandchild.Aunt Jewell lived a full good life.She worked hard,traveled some and cared for Her beloved Family.She was a resident in Fullerville in Her young life,later building a home out in old town,she remained there for the remainder of her life.She Loved God in an awesome love.There were very few Sundays she was not at church,starting out at Fullerville Baptist for many years,Then going on to help establish some new church's along with her Family.This community will miss my Aunt Jewell indeed.She was a blessing.
Grady Bishop

Westville, IN

#647 Aug 22, 2012
Yes I remember those days sitting on the porch watching cars go bye.
Sandra Barber Rabern

Villa Rica, GA

#648 Mar 7, 2013
Fullerville lost a very beloved former resident last evening.Mrs Oree Williams Farr Parks past away at Tranquility hospice after an extended illness.Oree was so very loved and respected by everyone who knew her.I remember loving to go to visit her out Fullerville,She was allways happy and allways so much fun to be around.The love she expressed to all the Fullerville Children was wonderfull.Her smile was awesome.You could feel the love that surrounded her.That is what I most remember about Oree.She was a true friend to everyone.She just loved everyone and likewise everyone loved Oree.She allways treated the Fullerville Children as if they were her very own,She talked to us as if we were adults and she allways listened to whatever we had to say with great interest.I trully loved her as if she were my family,and I believe she felt the same toward me.Oree was Gods hand extended to all the village of Fullerville.A trully remarkable Lady.I feel a very real loss,I Loved Oree!I send my Love and Prayers along to Paulette,Charles and the rest of her Family!
Benny

Birmingham, AL

#649 Mar 10, 2013
Sandra, I was wondering about you, it's tough to lose friends. Hope you are doing ok and enjoying these warm days.
Sandra Barber Rabern wrote:
Fullerville lost a very beloved former resident last evening.Mrs Oree Williams Farr Parks past away at Tranquility hospice after an extended illness.Oree was so very loved and respected by everyone who knew her.I remember loving to go to visit her out Fullerville,She was allways happy and allways so much fun to be around.The love she expressed to all the Fullerville Children was wonderfull.Her smile was awesome.You could feel the love that surrounded her.That is what I most remember about Oree.She was a true friend to everyone.She just loved everyone and likewise everyone loved Oree.She allways treated the Fullerville Children as if they were her very own,She talked to us as if we were adults and she allways listened to whatever we had to say with great interest.I trully loved her as if she were my family,and I believe she felt the same toward me.Oree was Gods hand extended to all the village of Fullerville.A trully remarkable Lady.I feel a very real loss,I Loved Oree!I send my Love and Prayers along to Paulette,Charles and the rest of her Family!
Sandra Barber Rabern

Villa Rica, GA

#650 Mar 12, 2013
Everything is going very well Benny,I hope all is well with you these days.I am looking forward to Spring.Sunday was sooo springlike!Loved the sunshine.I have seen too much rain lately.
David

Carrollton, GA

#651 Mar 12, 2013
I have just read that a liquor store is coming to the three way stop at hwy 101 and the industrial parkway in the building where the vinyl store used to be.I will be glad when it opens.This will also bring in alot of tax money to villa rica from paulding county
Benny

Birmingham, AL

#652 Mar 13, 2013
Sandra, for sure, a lot of rain. Thank goodness, no snow I personally don't care for snow. Same ole same ole here, just another day

Since: Jul 13

Covington, GA

#653 Jul 31, 2013
What a journey! I've just spent the last two nights in Old Fullerville as I read through all 650+ posts in this discussion. Fascinating to become immersed in the memories shared here!

Sandra, I am a great grandson of your "Aunt" Pearl, as you called her. I remember her and your grandfather, Dan Barber, but I did not know them very well. I wish that I had known them better. I am the grandson of Jimmy and Evelyn (Skinner) Rainwater, who both worked at the cotton mill. Their son Charlie is my dad. I don't know if those names mean anything to anyone here. I've already seen mention, of course, of my great uncle Guy Rainwater. Everybody seems to have known him!

I'm curious, Sandra, if you might know any of the circumstances of the deaths of Pearl's parents, James and Amanda Austin? James died in 1904 and Amanda in 1906 when Pearl was still very young. She ended up living with her oldest sister Alice, wife of Robert Butler, along with her two younger siblings. Pearl was a spinner at the mill by 1910 and probably before. That's some of what I DO know, but I know nothing about her parents' deaths. From what I've been told, she was pretty tight-lipped about those days. I wonder if she happened ever to say anything about them to you???

Thanks to everyone who has posted here (with a few notable exceptions), and I look forward to the future conversation.

Kevin
Sandra Barber Rabern

Carrollton, GA

#654 Aug 1, 2013
Kevin.Thank you for this post,I had begun to think everyone besides me had lost interest in Fullerville,this made my day to find your post.Aunt Pearl was a very awesome person.Since my Grandmother Barber died when I was young,all the youngens in my Family only knew Aunt Pearl as their Grandma,my kids loved her as did Ray Barbers kids and Sue's kids.I talked to Aunt Pearl about everything,but sadly She did not tell me about her growing up time.Grandpa and Aunt Pearl both lost Mother's at a very young age,maybe that was part of thier kindred spirits and a common element of thier relationship,they were married a long time.I knew most all Aunt Pearls Family,Lois and my Mama had been good friends at the mill and the rest of their lives.Grandpa and Grandma and Aunt Pearl and Uncle Carmie lived across the Rockmart road from each other there in Fullerville and they all raised their Kids up together.I do know that much,I knew Mrs Jean Hicks a sister of Aunt Pearls,I also met Mr Austin, a Brother who lived in Douglasville.I wish I had more imformation for you Kevin,I well remember She spoke of Jimmy and Evelyn a lot.I hope you post again,awesome to see your post.
Sandra Barber Rabern

Carrollton, GA

#655 Aug 1, 2013
Kevin,I have seen online information on the Rainwater geneology,I was just yesterday reading some of that.Maybe you can find out more there.I wish I had ancestry.com and could be of more help to you in tracing your Family.
Ellen Hall

Mableton, GA

#656 Aug 28, 2013
It's so interesting to hear y'all talk about my great grandparents! I am one of only 2 great grand kids of Loyt & Grace Easterwood. They owned Easterwood Hosiery Mill there in down town Villa Rica right next door to he police station. I believe they sold it in the 60's or early 70's. Grandmama Grace had a fabric shop called "Sew & Save" and a little gift corner there as well. She used to tote me up there every Saturday and give me all the Coke I could drink! I believe those shops were situated inside a Hair salon, what I guess they used to call a "beauty parlor". The women up there were always fun. My Papa Loyt had a twin brother named Hoyt. I saw that some people had gotten that mixed up. He died sometime much earlier than Papa. I believe Papa died in the mid 80's. I think I was about 7. Grandmama stayed with us for what seems like forever passing away in 2005. Their Farm up Hwy 61 south is still for sale. There are 50 + acres left to sell since their old farmhand Mr. Turner bought the rest. Sad what happened to their beautiful old Antebellum on Peachtree St. I was just there last month. Someone bought it and is gutting it out. Looks nothing like it did when we lived there. Good thing Grandmama's gone, she loved that house and would have a fit to see it that way! Oh well, interesting that you all knew them!
Sandra Barber Rabern

Carrollton, GA

#657 Aug 29, 2013
Ellen,Thank you for posting on here.Soooo many memories of Fullerville and Villa Rica.You are right,there have been lots of changes.Some for the good and some for the bad.Still a place that so many people loved.
Sandra Barber Rabern

Carrollton, GA

#658 Sep 27, 2013
I recon I live too far out in the woods nowadays,Because I just found out Maureen Meeks passed away last month.To all her Family,I am sooo sorry for your loss.Maureen was an extrodinary Woman and best friend to My Mama,I have so many wonderfull memories of her.Her love of shopping, I fondly remember,many times I ran into Maureen in the malls and in earlier times My Mama was out shopping with her.I also have happy memories of us all churching out Fullerville.Her love for her Family was very awesome,she raised three beautiful Daughters.Whom she was soooo very proud of.I loved Maureen and I just had to post some memories today.Many people will miss Maureen forever!I am one of those people!
Sandra Barber Rabern

Carrollton, GA

#659 Sep 27, 2013
Last night I dreamed about and old and cherished friend,Maggie George,She helped me raise my Baby's in their first years of life.I lived in the old George homeplace and that was right next door to Maggie and her Family,I allready knew her and had been to her house to visit my classmate and friend Linda many times.There is just no way to explain all the ways she helped me out.I was a teenage Mother with a lot to learn thats for sure.Maggie stood in the gap for me many times.Once I was outside hanging diapers on the closeline,and down the line went.Maggie stopped what she was doing,went into town and got a new closeline and installed it right away.I loved just being in her presence,I would ride with her to school to pick up Kathy.Maggie was such a remarkable Woman,I hoped some of that would rub of on me.She kept her home beautiful enough for a goodhousekeeping magazine shoot.She was a wonderfull cook I loved when I got to sat down at her dinner table,and that was often.When I was in the hospital having my second Child Barry.She took care of Sherrie all night long.I do not have enough space here to tell you all the many great qualities Maggie had.She just walked in love for everyone she knew.I miss her,and really appreciate all the kindnesses she expressed to me and my Children.
Sandra Barber Rabern

Carrollton, GA

#660 Mar 17, 2014
Another Fullerville's beloved person has passed away.Sad to hear about Eugene Lanning passing away recently.He made sure the little kids who live out Fullerville got to and from school safely,He had a car and He taxied us all,sometimes we sat on each other's laps and usually there was a car full,not everyone had a car then and we had no school bus,The mills were booming then and our parents all worked.They did not have to worry about the Kids Getting to school safely,Thank You Gene Lanning,You made some kids have a better life while we were growing up out Fullerville!
daphne kilgore

Temple, GA

#661 Aug 29, 2014
my daddy is wilton joel harper also know as buster harper.he passed away 8-5-14.he married beverly mayfield harper and had 4 children with her.their baby girl passed when she was a baby.they raised 3 children[brian,daphne,joel]in fullerville on second street.we all have wonderful memories of fullerville ,even their grandboys[raymond,andrew,chris ,cody,cory]have great memories of our old home place.daddy spoke very highly of all of the ones that he knew in fullerville.it is a hugh part of our lives and we loved growing up in the little village called fullerville......

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