Left to right, in this undated photograph: unknown (maybe county agent?), Floyd Wilemon, Cotton Dulaney, Albert Sartin, Melvin Dulaney, Lemois Johnson, Graden Byram, unknown, Hershel Senter, and Jack Chilcoat.
Looks to me as if these men were getting ready to plant trees or maybe posing for an Arbor Day picture for the newspaper?
Cotton and Melvin were sons of James Henry "Jim" Henry while Floyd Wilemon was married to their sister, Vida. Graden Byram was married Sammie Lane Dulaney, daughter of Wylie and Anna Moore Dulaney. Sammie worked for many years at the county's ASCS office so perhaps she was behind the tree planting! Hershel Senter was the son of Nervia Mae Dulaney and her husband Jesse Alvin Senter. Lemois Johnson is connected to our family from the 'other side' as the grandson of Jack Norman Johnson and Amanda Bowen.
Don Dulaney turned up this photo during a scavenger hunt, but real thanks goes out to "Cousin Rita" who restored the photograph by digitally removing some stains. Also, Royce Robinson helped to identify the men. Truly a group effort by fellow Itawambians! If anyone knows who the two unknown men are in the photo, please let me know.