Edith Lee Simpson was born March 8, 1913, the oldest child of Essie Dell Long and Walter Lee Simpson. She was born in Ensley, Alabama where her father worked at the time.  Freddie Green was born on May 29, 1903 in Georgia, the son of Minnie Elora Rogers and William A. Mahan.  While she was still quite young Edith’s family moved back to Dade County to help her grandparents. She attended Byrd’s Chapel School and graduated from Dade County High School. She then attended McKenzie Business School. She worked as a secretary in the County Agent’s office until she married. After her children got older she worked for the Dade County School System until her retirement.

Fred grew up in the Piney Grove Community. He attended school at Trenton. He began work at a very young age to help the family when his father was killed in a car wreck. He worked as a carpenter in the coal mines for Allen-Gosher Construction Co. many years. They decided to leave the road and settled back in Piney where he worked as a carpenter until he retired.

Edith and Fred married May 17, 1941 at her parent’s home. He died September 21, 1978. Edith died at home January 13, 2002. They had three children, an infant daughter born dead November 27, 1942; Gladys Lee and Freddie Walter (see Janie and Fred Mahan article). Edith and Fred are buried at Payne Cemetery. (Submitted by Janie Mahan, Wildwood, GA 30757)

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