Feb. 02, 1939
Plato C. Rollins was born and reared in Golden Valley township and was the son of Rev. Berry Rollins. I think his mother was a Melton before her marriage. Plato located in Rutherfordton while he was a young man. He married a daughter of the late George Biggerstaff. They never had any children. Mr. Rollins was in the hardware business in Rutherfordton for a number of years. He was appointed postmaster at Rutherfordton during Woodrow Wilson’s administration, and served for a number of years. I think he resigned on account of his health. He served on the board of aldermen of Rutherfordton three or four years.
Plato was one of my best friends and a man I thought a great deal of. He and I were chums in our younger days. We differed in politics, but that little item made no difference in our friendship. He died a few years ago at his home in Rutherfordton. His wife is still living. Mr. Rollins was a Democrat, Methodist and a gentleman
Dool McFarland lived on Robertson’s Creek about three miles from Sunshine post office. He married Miss Johnny Long, a daughter of Baxter Long, who lived near Brittain Presbyterian church on Cane Creek.
Mr. McFarland was a son of Sheriff John E. McFarland who lived on Duncan’s Creek.
…for twenty-one days Eva did not take a single spoonful of food.Mr. and Mrs. McFarland had four children, one son and three daughters. Their names were Claude, Eva, Erver and Mary Sue. Eva and Erver were twins and when they were three years of age they took typhoid. Erver died and for twenty-one days Eva did not take a single spoonful of food. The only thing she swallowed during this time was the medicine they gave her. But she finally recovered and is now Mrs. Avant and resides in Forest City.
Mr. McFarland was a great horse trader and usually used good judgment in trading. He died while his children were small and after some years his wife married Dob Fortune of Henrietta and they had two children, a son and a daughter who were twins. Mr. Fortune, died a few years ago while talking to the mail carrier at his mail box. Mrs. Fortune is still living but cannot see very Well.