Jan. 26, 1939
George Bostic lived near Bostic, N. C., between Bostic and the Bostic brick yard, somewhere not far from the lumber road running from Bostic yard to Bostic. Mr. Bostic was an energetic man and among the best citizens of the county. He married a Miss Goode. He was a good farmer and owned and operated what was called a ground hog threshing machine. I remember having been at places where he was threshing a few times and thought he could get as much work out of the men that operated the thresher as any one man I ever saw. In moving from one place to the other they would have to load the machine on wagons and would take about eight good men to lift the horse power machinery and put it on a wagon. So when the time came to load the horse power unit I have seen Mr. Bostic run up and stoop down and take hold and say, "Here boys, let’s lift this up." So all hands would run up and take hold. He would then step back and say "now go on with it."
[It] would take about eight good men to lift the horse power machinery and put it on a wagon.He owned and operated a wool carder on Robinson’s Creek not very far from Bostic station, just above the bridge where the road crosses the creek between Bostic and Bostic yards. Mr. Bostic reared a nice family of children, four boys and I think, four girls. One of these sons is Dr. W. C. Bostic, of Forest City, a prominent physician.
Mr. Bostic was a member of the Baptist church and was very active in the work of the church. He was a very popular man in the community. He was always doing something and having things done. At one time he owned two corn mills and two cotton gins. Mr. Bostic was one of the men who had the contract to grade the S. A. L. railroad from Puzzle Creek to the river. This grading was done in 1886.
Maxie M. McCurry was born and reared in the Sunshine community. He married Miss Ella Melton, of Golden Valley township. Mr. McCurry at one time was mail carrier on a star route between Forest City and Spartanburg, S. C. Later he moved to Texas, lived there several years but did not decide to make his home there, so he moved back to North Carolina and operated a photograph gallery. I believe he moved to Gaffney, S. C., and lived a few years there but finally located in Forest City. Along about 1905 Mr. McCurry was appointed postmaster in Forest City and served as postmaster about eight years. Then about 1922 he was again appointed postmaster, and served about five years.
He served on the board of aldermen of the town of Forest City for four years. He and his wife are still living and make their home in Forest City. Mr. McCurry is now seven years of age. He is a Republican and a Methodist.