As reported in The Columbia News 64 years ago on Thursday, Oct. 20, 1938.
W.S. Lazenby buried in Harlem
The Honorable William Stovall Lazenby, a Columbia County native, died at University Hospital on Thursday morning. Lazenby had been in frail but stable health until suffering a cold which turned into bronchial pneumonia.
Much of Lazenby's public life came from his devout religious character. He was a 60-year steward.
Lazenby began his political career as a tax collector before becoming the county treasurer and a state senator for the 1931-1932 term. He was also a banker in Thomson and at Harlem's Bank of Columbia County.
Funeral services were Friday at the Methodist Church, which was filled to capacity with family and friends.
Lazenby was survived by his wife, Emily Carolyn Dyson Lazenby; three daughters, Mrs. H.F. Sharp, Miss Annie Mae Lazenby and Miss Laura Lazenby; daughter-in-law, Mrs. Milton Lazenby; three sisters, Mrs. J.G. Reynolds, Miss Fannie M. Lazenby and Miss Mattie V. Lazenby; and four grandchildren.
Fiddlers convention comes to Appling
A Fiddlers Convention will be at 8 p.m. Friday at the Appling Courthouse. Some of the contestants will be the Warrenton Band, Thomson Band, Lincolnton Band, Grovetown Band and Appling Band.
Leslie Palmer and Jack Hilliard, of Augusta, will perform a special feature. Miss Appling also will be crowned.
A small admission charge will go toward improvements to Appling school grounds.
Exchange Club Fair coming to Augusta
The 16th annual Augusta Exchange Club Fair will open Monday and last through Nov. 1, 1938. It will feature a large number of educational and interesting exhibits of farm products, livestock, poultry and 4-H Club work.
Hundreds of dollars in prizes and ribbons will be awarded to contest winners.
The huge Johnny J. Jones Exposition, one of the greatest mid-way attractions in the country, will furnish the carnival entertainment this year including rides of all descriptions, shows and other amusements for fairgoers.
The Detros Sensation, a thrilling free act, will perform nightly before the fireworks display.
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