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  Henry County As It Was


  Henry County has been growing so much lately that some places are becoming unrecognizable. In an effort to preserve some of the history of our community, The Times is displaying photos of Henry County from the past. If you can name the persons or place shown above, write us at and tell us about it. In the next edition, we’ll reveal the location of the picture and notes readers send us. Photo courtesy of Henry/Clayton Genealogical Society. Visit the Genealogical Society at 71 Macon Street (in the Brown House) in McDonough Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Last Week's Picture

  A special thanks to the Henry Clayton Genealogical Society for bringing this photo to us.

  Carol McQueen tells us that “this is Mr. John Frank Ward and his son Jeff.  A lot of people that just moved into our county have no idea who “John Frank Ward Blvd” was named after.   He was a great man.

  Clint Castellaw says “this was my boss and mentor at Leslie/Ward Drug store  (John Frank Ward) for my High School years in the late 40’s as a soda jerk.”

  Buddy Upchurch tells us “that’s John Frank Ward and his son Jeff. The picture was taken in Ward Drug Store approximately 1956 - 1960.  Wow look at John Frank's wavy hair.  Since my birth in 1956 every Rx I ever had came from Ward Drug until it closed. All the Rx labels had the Ward Drug logo and the prescription had to be typed on a manual typewriter before affixing to the pill bottle.  It was a sad day when they started printing generic black and white labels on a computer. I still have some old glass pill bottles with the old label on them somewhere.  Besides being a pharmacist, John Frank was Chief of the volunteer fire department and a pretty good horse doctor. Up until I was 5 we lived across the street from the Wards.  Elizabeth used to baby sit me and I remember Jeff giving me rides on his Cushman scooter.”

  Thanks also to Joe Price, Jim Joyner, Harold Finch, Brandy F., Elizabeth Camp and Ron Carreker for correctly identifying the photo.

Have a picture of Henry County as it was? Send it to us at or 35 Griffin Street, McDonough, GA. 30253. All pictures will be handled carefully and returned to owner.



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