Category Archives: Rebecca GA
To me, there’s nothing more patriotic than a small town flying flags in honor of Freedom. Downtown Rebecca is lined with flags and they look wonderful. And what better to remind us of the best in America than this group of boys walking down a local street, having fun outside. One even has a watermelon.
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church was organized in 1876 by a missionary preacher, James R. Fields, who had several other nearby churches in his charge. At the time of its founding, Rebecca was known as Grover; the present church building dates to circa 1888. One of the more interesting rules of church decorum (essentially a set of governing by-laws): “If any member of the Church shall give a party of dance…they shall consider themselves cited to conference.”
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery
Allen Smith (26 March 1822 – 21 May 1898)
Mary Smith (4 J uly 1827 – 6 May 1913)
Martha Ann J. Rountree (7 November 1833 – 25 October 1913)
Private J. Robert McElmurray, Company B, 8th Battallion, Georgia State Guards, CSA (1843 – 1931)
According to Dr. Johnny Young, this building first served as Rebecca’s “picture show”, but for most of its existence, it’s been a grocery store. Per Gary Stanford, it was Adamson’s Store first, followed by West Brothers. T.M. Waters, Rufus Stanford, and John Purswell were subsequent owners.
Teresa West Pylant wrote: This is the store I grew up in. I can remember riding the school bus to Rebecca, getting off at the store and daddy giving Russell West & I money, then we would take off through the back & go to Ms. Sellars and get the best hamburgers ever. I don’t remember exactly when daddy & Uncle Ronald moved the store to Ashburn, but I sure did miss Rebecca. A lot of times we would walk up to the corner where Jack Rabbit King had the station and listen to some of his tales. Bernice Thrower Jones added: I remember this store from the late 1950’s, when my dad drove the cotton to the cotton gin, he would buy all us kids a five cent cup of ice cream with the wooden spoon. As a child that was the best ice cream other than my mom’s home made ice cream.