It's been a very long time since I've done anything with genealogy ... very obvious seeing your message is just about a year old.Did you ever hear anything from Prue? ... I seem to have lost contact with her.
Sad to hear that Gulledge might be no more if there was talk of a by-pass going through.Last I heard it was a car museum or something like that.
Anyway, hope you're having some luck with your searches.I will have to drag my tree out sometime or other, maybe find a link to your connections along the way.