The couple set up house for a brief time with Susie’s parents, where their first child, Latrelle was born July 14,1928.
They shortly thereafter moved into the Martha Carter place just off of the Old Valdosta Highway near Barker Road.
His given name was Fondren Willie Mitchell Shaw, but at a young age he acquired the nickname “Preacher,” a moniker that stuck for life.
Here their second child Lawanna was born March 26, 1930.
During this time, Preacher was farming the property of Susie’s parents.
The only automobile that the couple had to court in was the rumble-seat coupe that belonged to Susie.
But it was adequate and they were mar- ried on November 13, 1927 in the home of Susie’s parents by Elder Aaron Knight.
By late 1945 Dorothy Boyette left Georgia State Womans College and was working in Brunswick, GA. He was a grandson of Caswell Howell, pioneer settler and one of the first ministers of the First Baptist Church of Milltown (now Lakeland), GA.
Dot and Charles raised crops and children in Lakeland, GA. became Chief of Pediatric Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia.This from Lawanda Mc Cellar, as if she were just tearing herself away from it all.Favorable opinions were not limited to the college girls though.She had just started teaching at Kings Chapel when she met young Preacher Shaw.It is not clear if he was finishing his formal education of if he was attending a function there and made her acquaintance.October 15, 2016 at am (Boyett Family, Georgia State Womans College) Tags: Ashley Hall VSU, Carolyn De Vane, Clare Carson, Doris Boyette, Dorothy Boyette, Eddie D. w=300" data-large-file="https://raycityhistory.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/1944-oct-4-gswc-campus-canopy.jpg? w=477&h=414" class="size-large wp-image-22479" src="https://raycityhistory.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/1944-oct-4-gswc-campus-canopy.jpg? w=477&h=414" alt="October 4, 1944 GSWC Campus Canopy mentions petite blond Dorothy " width="477" height="414" srcset="https://raycityhistory.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/1944-oct-4-gswc-campus-canopy.jpg?