Stories From the Past - Memories Shared by Delsie Smith Flowers. The year was 1916 when George Washington Smith and Minnie Bell Sells were married. George’s parents were George Washington Smith, Sr. and wife Odessa Bilbrey Smith. Minnie was the daughter of Ephriam Grant Sells and wife Nancy Alice Sells. George and Minnie Smith made their home in the Taylors Crossroads Community where they raised a daughter, Delsie Mae, and a son, Sherlie Alvin, just a short distance from Coleman Brothers General Merchandise. Their youngest child, a baby boy, died at birth.