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Ferrell School


Located between Springville and Toccopola, Ferrell was consolidated with other schools and moved to Springville.  The teacher was Mr. Thurman Dixon who lived at Thaxton and walked to school every day.  He is standing on the front row in a World War I army uniform.

Ferrell School and students 1918

Back row, left to right: Virginia Purdon, Flora Purdon, Anna Kate Gregory (Bramlett), Lois Ferrell, Bertha Fooshee, Lexie Taylor (Collums), Marvin Gooch with his arm around Loy Collums, Loy Collums, Hugh Bouchillon, Tipper Fooshee, Clead McGregor, Thurman Dixon (teacher), Boyce _____, Homer McGregor (wearing the black hat), _____, Gardner McGregor, Guthrie McGregor, and on the far right is Carnice Collums.

Small boys in the front may be younger Collums boys.  One of the small boys is Arrie Phillips and one is Gardner Taylor.

Second Row small girls:  Purdon?,  _____, _____, Celeste McGregor (Tutor)(Purdon), _____, Edith McGregor (Purdon), Mary Gooch (Duncan), Verdie Mae Phillips (Tutor), Dorothy Fooshee (Coats), Hazel Collums (Hodges), and Eunice Gregory (Lunn).