REMEMBERANCES OF LUCILE PILCHER HAYES
Ben Pilcher married Sallie Hobby and they had five children; Jeff, Will J., Louise, George and one died young. When Aunt Florence died Uncle Fox brought me a table that Uncle Ben made for Aunt Florence’s parlor before she married and before, I think Uncle Ben left home and was married. Uncle Ben always had a workshop behind his house in Dothan and made things for Aunt Sallie’s house which she relegated to a room upstairs. I remember a small chest with two or three drawers that sat by Myrtle and Jeff’s bedside that I always coveted. Aunt Sallie had pretty furniture and could never come down to home made furniture. Uncle Ben was the head of the water works and he had a patent on some equipment there. It was he, instead of Uncle George who had a big hand in building the Opera House in Dothan. There was a small storage room upstairs in his house where he had every Sunday School book he had ever gotten and he never missed a Sunday and neither did the children. Jeff married Myrtle who was one of my favorite relatives. They had one girl names Flora. Will J.’s wife’s name was Leathy. She was a staunch Seventh Day Adventist. Louise was my dearest cousin and friend. We spent almost every weekend together. Dothan was a small town and we would dress up and roam the town and see the sights.
Note: The table he built sits in the living room of Ed Godbold