Category Archives: Ray City GA

Rain Lilies, Ray City

For years, when photographing this house, I’ve seen Rain lilies, also known as atamasco or Easter lilies (Zephyranthes atamasca), blooming in a nearby ditch in early spring. They’re one of my favorite Georgia wildflowers.


Snipes House, 1909, Ray City

Thanks to Donna Drawdy Floyd for identifying this house, which was the homeplace of her aunt and uncle, Arthur & Louise Garner Snipes. Thanks to Walter Snipes, also. He notes that the house was built for a pharmacist, Dr. Terry, and was owned by the Swain family until the Snipes purchased it in the late 1950s.


H & K Hardware, Ray City

Lindsay Jean Foran-Harpe writes: This is my father-in-laws [Marion Howell Harpe’s] pride and joy! While Kathy ran H & K grocery, he ran this hardware shop.

Chris Clements writes: Before Howell Harpe had the building my uncle Elibe Jefferson used it as a grocery store after his burned down in 1969. Dad’s store was on the left, Aunt Sara Clements had the dry goods store in the middle, and Uncle Elibe’s Grocery store on the right.