The First Baptist Church deacons of 1943 are shown in the living room of their apartment. The dining room was to the south or right side of where they are seated. The painting on the wall was “West Fork,” a stream from the area of Annabel’s southwest Louisiana home. Their daughter Gail Smith has it, in Memphis, today.
Pastor Dearman is in the center on the couch with Gurley Mixon, Ben Blackwell, W.E. Dyson and J.E. “Doc” Lambert. Back row, Alton Morris, Wirt Strickland, W.E. Rhodes, the railroad depot agent, Luther Wall, and J.Y. Allen. Mr. Wall’s daughter, Gena Myrl, b.1919 m.1951 Ralph V. Calcote. They served in Japan for the Foreign Mission Board.