Nesmith House, 1920, Nevils

This eclectic Craftsman features spacious porches on both floors. It’s one of the most impressive houses in town. Jimmie Lou Smith writes: My grandfather, John Servant NeSmith had this house built when he moved his family to Nevils. His former residence was the colonial house located on Hwy. 46 and J. S. NeSmith road in Bulloch County. He also built the right portion of the two-story brick building (located in the middle of Nevils) and another two-story house next door to his home for a doctor to move there. Dr. Stapleton, who later moved to Statesboro, lived in that house for a period of time. It was torn down. It saddened me to see them destroy it for it was an impressive house. After my grandfather died my family moved to the above house to take care of my grandmother and bought the house at her death. I have very fond memories growing up in that house. It was very hard for me to sell it.

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3 responses to “Nesmith House, 1920, Nevils

  1. JIMMIE LOU SMITH

    My grandfather, John Servant NeSmith had this house built when he moved his family to Nevils. His former residence was the colonial house located on Hwy. 46 and J. S. NeSmith road in Bulloch County. He also built the right portion of the two-story brick building (located in the middle of Nevils) and another two-story house next door to his home for a doctor to move there. Dr Stapleton, who later moved to Statesboro, lived in that house for a period of time. It was torn down. It sadden me to see them destroy it for it was an impressive house. After my grandfather died my family moved to the above house to take care of my grandmother and bought the house at her death. I have very fond memories growing up in that house. It was very hard for me to sell it.

    • Susanne Futch Covington

      Jimmie Lou, I don’t know if you remember me or not. I am Susanne Futch daughter of Conie and Lenna Futch, My sister was Jan Futch. I remember you so well, and your family, I also remember your house, it is beautiful. I have been trying to find houses, churches, and etc, and this website was the only reference I could find. Let me know if you remember me, I absolutely love the photos, especially the one of your house. Hope to hear from you.

      Warm regards,
      Susanne Futch Covington

      • Jimmie Lou Smith

        Hey Susanne, I do remember you and your family. It’s been a very long time. Some of my fondest memories is helping Jan when she used to teach tap. Hope you are well.

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