So God made a farmer.”
Effie Boatright bought the original Boatright Family Farm in 1946 and it was handed down to her son, Alfred. It was always the intention to keep the farm in the family and in 1991, Al and Anna bought the 120.7 acre farm after Alfred’s tragic death.
Willie James Wilson Jr., was sentenced to death for for the shooting deaths of Alfred Boatwright and Morris Highsmith, in February 1982 in Pierce County, Georgia. The men were shot to death in an armed robbery on June 22, 1981 at Mr. Boatright’s handyman store. Ninety dollars was taken from the store. At the time, Mr. Wilson was a soldier who was AWOL from Fort Stewart.
Farming has been the family’s livelyhood, and as rough as it gets from time to time, the Boatrights are proud to have raised three children on their ancestral, family farm.
“I need somebody with arms strong enough to wrestle a calf and yet gentle enough to cradle his own grandchild. Somebody to call hogs, tame cantakerous machinery, come home hungry, have to wait for lunch until his wife’s done feeding visiting ladies, then tell the ladies to be sure to come back real soon and mean it.”
So God made a farmer.
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