This photo was loaned to me by my friend Sherry, whose mother was Frances Hall Quattlebaum. Frances was a colorful lady who was admired by the folks who lived in Searcy. Frances passed away on Sept 15, 1999 and upon hearing of her death the newspaper editor received a call from a lady who called herself Georgia Holt.
She was calling just to say how much she'd loved her friend Frances and how they'd played together as teenagers. Georgia was born Jackie Jean Crouch near Searcy Arkansas. She came to live with her Aunt Zela Croom during the late 1930's when her parents separated. She worked in the Croom Cafe, reportedly the only restaurant in Searcy at the time. During that time she met Frances and they became good friends. A quote by Georgia from the Daily Citizen Jan 1 1991 says, "Frances was the prettiest girl in Searcy when I was there."
Georgia went on to do some show business herself and watched her daughter Cher become a superstar. We in Searcy have to just call our claim to fame having been home to Cher's mother who was evidently lovely herself. She brought Cher for a visit once and Frances and her husband Ivan flew to Hollywood to visit Georgia.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNiu33CYo5M is a link to a youtube video that has a good history of Cher with quotes and pictures of Ms. Holt.
Sherry would also be interested in hearing from anyone who might know about Ms. Holt and where she is today.