Malakoff Faces and Places – J. D. and Ellizabeth Waller 50th Anniversary Celebration (May, 1982)


Left to Right: Fayrene Davis Bankston, Anne Pope Gilreath, Joanne Royall Lobrecht, Elizabeth Gentry Waller, Not sure but I believe Dorothy Flagg Larue, Mary Ann Gentry Royall, Patsy Payne Thompson, Eleanor Hall Bien

Left to Right: Fayrene Davis Bankston, Anne Pope Gilreath, Joanne Royall Lobrecht, Elizabeth Gentry Waller, Ivanelle Easeley Heath, Mary Ann Gentry Royall, Patsy Payne Thompson, Eleanor Hall Bien

Date of photograph – May, 1982

NOTE:  Click on photograph to enlarge.

Thanks to my sister, Mary Thompson Jones, for the additional information on this photograph, identifying the event and Ivanelle Easley Heath.

A “Bit” of Looking Back – Mrs. J. D. Waller Joins News Staff As Society Editor (March, 1956)


Mrs. J. D. Waller Joins News Staff As Society Editor

from The Malakoff News
Friday, March 30, 1956

Mrs. Elizabeth (Gentry) Waller, who has been associated with the Athens radio station for the past two years, has resigned that positionand accepted full-time employment in the news department of The Malakoff News to serve the paper as Society Editor.

Mrs. Waller, a native Malakoffian, is the daughter of Mrs. Dodge Gentry and the late Mr. Gentry, and is well-known throughout this section.  She is an experienced news gatherer and writer, and the news publishers feel fortunate in having been able to secure her services.

Mrs. Waller, though she has been connected with the News on a part-time basis the past month, assumed her regular work with the paper April 1.

The publishers, and Mrs. Waller, invite the people of the community to call her at her residence, Hudson 9-2251 or contact her at the News Office, Hudson 9-2451, as they have news items to report.

 

A “Bit” of Looking Back – Liz’s Listings (March, 1958)


Liz’s Listings

From The Malakoff News
Friday, February March 28, 1958

By Malakoff News Columnist Elizabeth Gentry Waller

One of the nicest things about working here at the News is meeting and talking to people and particularly hearing about school programs which we enjoy.  Wednesday morning, Mr. Starkey called us to say that the Malakoff School Band was presenting a practice concert in the auditorium and invited us to attend.  Band director Charles Wetzel has done an excellent job with our band, which is only three years old.  It has grown to a membership of fifty pieces, starting out with a very few.

Among the numbers we enjoyed at the concert were:  “Wang, Wang Blues” (which was popular in our younger days), “Shake, Rattle and Roll,” “Fascination” and “Singing the Blues.”

The solo part in the first number mentioned was played by Mike Starkey and was really good.  Sometime in April, Mr. Wetzel said the band would give a concert for the public, and we suggest that you plan to attend and see for yourselves just what a fine young band we have and how well Mr. Wetzel has done directing the group.