Police Chief Lurie Poston Sr with police car on Broadway


Police Chief Lurie Poston Sr with police car on Broadway


Chief of Police Lurie P. Poston stands with his police car on Broadway.
Visible in the background is a liquor store that later became a garden shop and now Health Care Partners (right), as well as a small white building removed when the parking lot was added for Turner's IGA. To the right - Johnsonville Pharmacy and Venters' Department Store.

Mr. Lurie Poston (1900-1973) was the son of Preston Poston and Julia Miles. He was born in Hannah and moved to Johnsonville in 1934, where he was both a merchant and a farmer. He served as Chief of Police for 14 years and Magistrate for 16 years.

He married first to Christine H. Hatchell Poston (1904 - 1956) and at her death married Alphia McKenzie Stroud (1911 - 2004)

His children with Christine were:
Uldine Poston Cooper (1926 - 2002)
Lurie Preston Poston Jr. (1928 - 1991)
Maisie Poston Ballou (1931 - 2012)
Jean Poston McDaniel (1932 - 1979)
Algie Ray Poston Cox (1936 - 2012)


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“Police Chief Lurie Poston Sr with police car on Broadway,” Johnsonville SC History, accessed March 2, 2024, https://johnsonvilleschistory.org/items/show/86.

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Julia Wilson Drake

Granddaddy use to lock me up in his jail cell,don’t really remember if I was being bad or for fun!  Uldine daughter

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