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80 Years Ago

Archives 06-27-2001

70 Years Ago



June 27, 1931 to July 3, 1931
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)

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Joseph J. Brooks, age 75, well known citizen of Livingston, died at the home of his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Dessie Brooks, on Monday, June 29, after an illnesss of only a few days. He was born and reared in this county and has lived most of his life here. His wife died about 22 years ago. He is survived by three children, Kelly Brooks, of Oklahoma, Mrs. Mae Copeland, of Missouri, and Sherlie Brooks of Livingston. Two sisters also survive, Mrs. Margaret Matthews and Riller Brooks, of Livingston. Several grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were held at Okolona on Tuesday with burial in the cemetery there.

June Marriage Licenses
Clifford Smith and Ada Garrett; Plato Crabtree and Rossie Copeland; C.T. Hogue and Essie Franklin; Cletus Upchurch and Rettie Daniels; Haskell Spicer and Effie Savage; Joe Copeland and Norene Little; Frank Miller and Leona Cobble; J.C. Cook and Grace Masters; Haskell Matthews and Iva Smith.

Elsie Boatman visited Alma Qualls, of Okolona, last week-end.

Mr. and Mrs. Burr Qualls and sons, Carlie and Herman, attended the funeral of Mrs. Hollis Dillon at the Eldridge Cemetery, near Rickman, last week.

Everybody on Route 2 is about done working with their crops.

Mr. and Mrs. Haskel Spicer visited Rayford Brown's Saturday and Sunday night.

T.H. Holt has returned after a few week's visit with relatives and friends at his old home in Ohio.

Heard and Ashburns Creek had a high wind and light showers Monday afternoon.

Mrs. Della Arney, an aged widow, died Sunday, June 21, and was buried on Monday at the Arney graveyard near her home, in a coffin made to her own order, her request being a homemade varnished coffin.

A large crowd attended the singing in Okolona Sunday.

Benton Smith and son, O.B. Jr., were in Rickman on business last week.

Ruth Lewis spent Saturday night with her grandmother, Mrs. Pamela Watkins.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gilpatrick, Pearl Ogletree, Eunice Ogletree, and Myrtle Qualls attended the meeting at the County House Saturday.

Crops are looking fine since the rain.

Sallie Etta Taylor is in Nashville this week.



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