Sunday, August 20, 2017: NANNEY clan reunion at Round Hill Baptist Church at 6585 Hudlow Road in Union Mills, NC:  Covered dish luncheon at 12:30 followed by slide show and presentation of Bill & Linda Hodge’s trip to Nannua in May. Bring photos and small items of family memorabilia for display. Bring detailed history of your family for inclusion in the “Family Tree.”

New information from Dennis Yancey of the Nanney Clan who maintains the Nanney Family Archives page at:http://yanceyfamilygenealogy.org/nanney_archives.htm



Hi, Georgia! Thank you for posting this. I am a descendant of the John Bradley who died in 1778. I have been trying for years to learn more about him. Would it be possible for me to get in touch with Austin Sherman or anyone else that you may know who has researched him? Thanks!

Now Available on Amazon

I have written a book about the landmark Lake Tahoma Steak House in Carolina. It is a collection of memories of bear suppers, curb service at The Grill, a real service station that checked oil and tires for free, lodging in little rock cabins, breakfast or beer with neighbors, and trading guns, pottery or furniture with Pete Gibbs and his sons. Some of these events our children could never imagine. It was before the era of the interstate.

Pete’s legacy was the McDowell Childrens Ministry, and it was an honor to write his story. (William Brown Gibbs II, July 3, 1928-June 2, 2017)

The Bear Hunter’s Son: A True Story (By Georgia Ruth Wilson)

Introducing Four Historical Fiction Tales Set in Marion, North Carolina:

DEAD MAN HANGING, about the Flood of 1916, STRONG ENOUGH recently published in the Malice Domestic Anthology, SUMMER OF DYNAMITE, about the 1929 textile strike where six workers were shot by law enforcement, and HOME, SWEET HOME, a light romance with a 1969 backdrop–oh yes, it’s also a murder mystery. https://www.amazon.com/Could-Have-Happened-Like-This/dp/1546908080/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1500162430&sr=1-1&keywords=It+could+Have+Happened+Like+This


Four Historical Short Stories
Available on Amazon

My story “The Mountain Top” is included along with 19 other stories from writers such as Stephen King and Elmore Leonard




Check out my story “The Mountain Top”

Selected as one of the best mystery short stories published in 2016.





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  1. John Flathe says:

    Baby sis :Huge congrats for your huge success !!!!. This is Huge !! I am going to recommend you !!! Looks like your dogged stick toitiveness is starting to pay dividends . We are now very proud to admit that you are one of our favorite sisters !! Seriously– Broj


    • georgia ruth says:

      Thanks Bro, perseverance is necessary in any endeavor, especially in the arts when recognition might come only after death, like Van Gogh.The standard advice has always been to follow your passion. That I am doing, and happy there are a few who take notice. Seriously.

  2. So excited for you, my friend. Congrats on both projects! Is that the restaurant across the street from the big RV park and sales in Marion? Looks familiar, but sorry, this Kansas girl can’t help with stories. Blessings on your writing!

    • georgia ruth says:

      Yes, Granddad was a famous bear hunter and first built a grill and filling station in 1930. Business was great since there was no interstate, and expansion was swift. The Gibbs family’s story is a colorful part of the county’s history, and I look forward to telling it.

  3. sandra214 says:

    This is AWESOME, Georgia! Kudos to you! I can’t wait to read the story.

  4. nancyflathe says:

    gA you are truly amazing…we are so proud of you!! THIS IS BIG!!

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