Blue Diamond Church, Perry County, 1930s


Mary Helen (Combs) Gabbard, 5206 Echo Pines Circle E., Fort Pierce, FL 34951, shares these photos and writes, "I was born in Clemons, Perry County, Kentucky, and reared on First Creek. I started to school at Bonnyman and went to grade school at Blue Diamond and graduated from First Creek High School in 1950. My parents were Earshel and Kathleen Combs, and I had one brother, Estill Combs. They are now all deceased. These photos are of the Blue Diamond Church of God (above) in the late 1930s, and the church's homecoming at the First Creek High School gym (below) in the early 1940s, which was located next to the church." Mary Helen is pictured in the top photo, front row, ninth from left.