Friends, neighbors and family gathered at the Pembroke Senior Center to commemorate the life of Altie Moody. A small fund was collected from “Bacontown Friends and Admirers” for a bronze plaque that will hang in the lobby of the center where Mrs. Moody was an integral part of the senior community.
She passed away in January at the age of 106.
The Bacontown Community is a mixture of homes, timberland and family farms that stretch roughly from Savage Creek Bridge just outside Pembroke to the Industrial Authority’s “Reka” tract on Highway 280 and from 280 on the north to an area on the Fort Stewart boundary line on the south known as the “Gin-hole.
The earliest land records stretch back to the early 1800’s. People have asked if Bacontown is an offshoot of Pembroke, but the truth is that Pembroke is an offshoot of Bacontown. Resident John Bacon signed the legislation creating the Pembroke Charter in 1905.
Many of these early families are ancestors of the group who contributed to the plaque honoring their friend Mrs. Moody. Among them: Bacons, Hughes, Butlers and Buckners.