Remembering early African American citizens of Garner: Allen Haywood and Hollie Roundtree Haywood
Allen Haywood, who was born about 1842, was a school teacher, husband, and father who purchased an acre of land on Main Street in Garner from Eli Dupree in 1877 and built his home on that site. Mr. Haywood was married to Hollie Roundtree, who was born about 1845. Their children were Carrie, Braznel, James Edgar, Martha E., George H., David E., and Daisy V. Haywood. Their family home stood on the site of the new Garner Recreation Center.
IN MEMORIAM: The Garner Area Historical Society remembers with admiration and appreciation the life of Garner Town Councilman Jackie Johns, who passed away in January of 2019. Mr. Johns served the Town of Garner for over 36 years during several terms on the Town Council. We appreciate his service and his friendship. We extend our sincere condolences to the Johns family.