NameJoel Thomas “Slim” SHORT106,514
Birth28 Apr 1891, Pittsylvania Co, VA106,413
Burial MemoNew Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery
When driving across the Staunton River Bridge into Pittsylvania County, I think of Joel, who spent his whole life in Hurt... With the growth of Hurt, he would have a hard time today finding his old hunting areas. Joel loved to hunt and fish. He got his first rifle, a 22 gauge, at the age of seven.
When he was older, probably on one of his trips to Jip Yeattes’ store, located just across the railroad tracks in Hurt, to purchase items that they did not grow at home, he brought a hunting jacket. The jacket had pockets on the inside and outside where he could keep the killed quail, rabbits, and squirrels. His children would watch for him to come home from hunting. If his hunting coat was full, they knew that there would be good eating for the family that night. He kept a yearly ledger with counts of his success as a hunter. In the ledger for the year of 1910, he recorded 83 rabbits, 82 quail, and 82 squirrels. One Christmas day during the depression when he came home, he had 23 rabbits and said he could have shot more but his arm gave out. Those rabbits were shared with neighbors and that night all enjoyed a good meal.
had birthdate as 15-Apr
Birth9 Nov 1898
Death18 May 1964
FatherDrew Morgan WORLEY
She gave birth to 11 children.
Carrie made her childrens’ clothes and sometimes she would use the beautiful feed sacks for their dresses and quilt linings. She made bed quilts for their beds and to sell for $5.
She and Joel would plant a vegetable garden. This time of the year was very busy with Carrie canning for the winter. The vegetables would be cooked, and after cooling stored for use in the winter. Before the mid-30’s, morticians and/or funeral homes were rare. Neighbors helped neighbors to prepare their loved ones after death. Carrie was valued in Hurt for her talent and ability needed to prepare individuals for funerals, which in most cases were conducted at home with burial in a family cemetery.
Marriage25 May 1913, Pittsylvania Co, VA514
ChildrenJesse (Died as Infant) (1914-1914)
Eunice (Died as Child) (1916-1917)
Ralph (Died as Infant) (1918-1918)