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Forsyth County Centennial Celebration, 1949.

Forsyth County Centennial Celebration, 1949.

Forsyth County Centennial Celebration. Governor W. Kerr Scott in the center, with policeman Satterfield on the left and policeman Leroy Woods on the right.

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  1. LeRoy Asbury Wood was my father. He was proud to be a policeman and was promoted to Seargent. He was young when he passed away, 43. He had heart surgery at Baptist Hospital to replace the mitral valve and part of the aorta. Even though his heart accepted the replacements, it had stretched to much in the weeks preceding the operation and was too weak to work effectively. I was a freshman at Western Carolina College in Cullowhee.
    He was the one who gave me my love of music, stage and art. We sang together while listening to old records. He taught me to fish off the pier at Kure Beach and to swim. We talked about life and what we wanted from it. He always wanted to finish his degree at Wake Forest…I did that in his memory.

  2. Mrs. Marshall: What a nice tribute to your Father. I was at the parade to commemorate the centennial in 1949. I was 19 at the time. I remember it well as it was one of the largest crowds I had ever seen at that time. A capusle was placed in the cornerstone of the courthouse containing a local paper, camel cigarettes etc. and other paraphernalia particular to this area which was to be opened a hundred years hence, which is now only 37 yrs away.

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