Readers identify men

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 12, 2004

Suffolk News-Herald

The mystery is solved in part – the men in the above photo of the two men making a donation to the Nansemond-Suffolk Rescue Squad are the late John D. &uot;J.D.&uot; Williams (right), and Sam Turner, both members of the Liberty Spring Ruritan Club.

Kenny Kinsey, owner and manager of National Glass on Route 460, called the News-Herald first Thursday morning to say that he recognized Williams.


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Kinsey said he doesn’t recognize the other man, but that he’s certain he would also be a member of Liberty Spring Ruritans.

Later in the day, several others called to identify the men including Louise and Herman Bradshaw. Mr. Bradshaw is still a member at Liberty Spring, and he recognized Turner as the former treasurer of the club, and Williams as the secretary.

According to all who called, the two men were making a donation on behalf of the club to a well-known and much-loved squad volunteer, the late Bill Bangley.

There is still one photo which has everyone stumped; the one of the juke box pledging to donate all proceeds to the Nansemond-Suffolk Rescue Squad in their annual fund drive, which is going on right now, by the way.

Look carefully at the photo and see if you can identify the man and woman in it. Also, and perhaps most puzzling to all, what is the location where the photo was taken? No one has a clue. What about you?

Anyone who recognizes the man on the left should call 934-9617. Thanks to all our Thursday callers who all said they truly enjoyed seeing the old photos.

The Bradshaws noted that the two photos had stirred quite a bit of conversation within the Liberty Spring Ruritan Club.