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Hays County Historical Commission

San Marcos celebrates the life of legendary citizen Ollie Hargis Giles

Above, Ollie Giles, known affectionately as Brown Sugga, was a woman who could get things done. Submitted photo

San Marcos celebrates the life of legendary citizen Ollie Hargis Giles

Ollie Wilburn Hargis Giles was born in San Marcos on Aug. 5, 1933, the only child to parents L.C. Hargis and Enola Hollins (daughter of George Mose and Etta Lee Hollins). Though born during the Great Depression, Giles would say that she had a happy childhood surrounded by a family and community who loved her and whom she also loved.

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