College instructor of English. Born– July 12, 1896, Brewton. Parents–David and Martha F. Gillis. Married– John Poston Figh. Children–one. Education– Judson College, A.B., 1916; University of Alabama, M.A., 1917; Columbia University, M.A. Taught in Alabama high schools until 1924; Huntingdon College, 1924-1972; University of Alabama, Montgomery Center, 1937-1942. Member of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, American Folklore Society, and Southeastern Folklore Society. Died December 11, 1984.
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