Author: Inez McCollum

Inez McCollum grew up in Etowah County.  Married Mack McCollum, a BI-vocational minister.  Moved to Birmingham to work while he worked and went to Howard College/Samford University.  Inez and Mack had three sons, Jay, Joe and John.  They bought their first home in what is now Hoover.  Inez continues to be active in Shades Mountain Baptist Church and some of the civic organizations in Hoover.  Inez also enjoys reading, travel and spending time with friends.
Days Gone By - stories from the past

Demise of the cotton mills in Alabama was devastating to the families in mill towns

HISTORIC VISIT BY INEZ MCCOLLUM A few years ago, I made a special effort to attend the Annual Meeting of the Alabama Historical Association. …

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Did you know that Barber shop singing actually originated in Barber shops? Here is the story about their development

BARBERSHOP SINGING BY INEZ MCCOLLUM Barber Shop Singing began in America in the last half of the 19th Century. Barber Shop Quartets originated with…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

AUTHOR SUNDAY -Have you ever seen the Cahaba Lily in bloom? You shouldn’t miss it next time [pictures & video]

THE CAHABA LILY by Inez McCollum I had heard about this mysterious lily for several years. I had seen pictures and read articles with…