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Ashe County Oral History

Collection of interviews with notable Ashe County residents

Rev. Lee Waddell was a preacher in the Helton community. In this interview he provides a history of the churches in the Helton area.

Index of Topics

Part 1

0:00 His childhood / personal life 

2:15 School life back then 

4:52  Being a minister 

5:45 The changes in church 

8:20 Church revivals 

10:35 The Greenwood Methodist church 

11:48 Travelling ministers

14:59 People interrupting service 

16:00 Baptiziations during that time 

17:53 Preachers visiting the sick and funeral services 

20:00 the friendship Baptist and Methodist churches