ACEE, JOE G., 1906-1996.


Journalist;  teacher; coach; editor; postal employee. Born– January 28, 1906, Grenada, Miss. Parents– Joseph Livingston and Sadie (Cornick) Acee. Married– Chrystel Maddox, May 20, 1934. Children– One. Education– Mississippi College, B.A., 1928; University of Alabama, M.A., 1932; attended the University of Virginia and Mississippi State University. Served in the U.S. Navy in WWII. Taught and coached in the school systems of Cullman County, 1928-1929; Cambridge, Md., 1929-1931; Armstrong College (W.Va.), 1932-1933. Edited the Sulligent News, 1934-1952; worked for the U.S. Postal Service, 1950-1968. For ten years he wrote weekly columns for the Birmingham News and for the Birmingham News Herald. Wrote articles for the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and other newspapers and periodicals.  Died July 2, 1996.


Who’s Who in America, 1972.


Lamar County History and Events. Vernon, Ala.; Lamar County Department of Education, 1971.

You Are There With The True Adventures of Rube Burrows. Vernon, Ala.; The Lamar Democrat, 1973.

Lamar County History; 3rd Rev. Bicentennnial Edition. Vernon, Ala.; Lamar Democrat, 1976.

Alabama’s Most Famous Train Robber. Rev. Ed. Vernon, Ala.; Lamar Democrat, 1984.