This is a Larry Smith column that appeared in The Abbeville Herald recently. Below I cropped the portion that mentions a few of my relatives. The news about Mrs. J.J. Espy (Emma Carroll) was very surprising. I had not heard of it, and relatives I've since asked about it also were very surprised. Be sure not to miss the story of the Vanns and their record-setting hogs.
Mrs. J.J. Espy (Emma Carroll)
and their father