Photo of Kemper School submitted by Jo Dickerson
KEMPER SCHOOL - Dillon County - 1934
(7th & 8th Grades, per Harvey Church.)
(6th & 7th Grades per Ethel Church Bowen)

Contributed by Jo Church Dickerson

Classmates were identified by my dad, Harvey Church, and by Ethel Church Bowen. Special thanks to Paula Smith who helped with this project.

The old wooden school burned not too long after this photo was made. My mother lived in the parsonage across the road from the school and church. She told me she and her sister pumped buckets of water at the hand pump on their back porch that long night, for the men fighting the fire.


1. Ethel Church (Bowen)
2. Bronte Smith (Drummond)
3. Mattie Church (Rogers)
4. Irene Bryant (Calhoun)
5. Irene Miller (Davis)
6. Polly Elvington (Smith)
7. Kathleen Moody (Barfield)
8. Teacher - Mr. Barber
9. Bill Meares
10. Beverly Jones
11. Schubert Hayes
12. Harvey Church
13. Gene Barber
14. J.F. Meares
15. Annie Belle Thompson (Smith)
16. Larue Meares [name correction submitted by Sandra Meares Ray, 25 Nov 2003]
17. Lloyd Hayes (died in WWII)
18. Lucille Elvington
19. Jim "The Toe" Elvington
20. Keith Norman

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