July 18, 1931 to July 24, 1931
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)
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Mrs. Nannie Cooper Ayers, age 32, died from an operation for appendicitis
last Sunday night at Nashville hospital. Born and reared in Livingston,
she was held in high esteem by all who knew her. After graduating
from Livingston High School in 1918, she taught in the common schools
of the county. On September 12, 1920, she married Herman Ayers,
of Hilham. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, her father,
Robert T. Cooper, her mother, Mrs. Etta Lacy Cooper, one sister,
Mrs. Cora C. Hunter, wife of Calvine Hunter, and one brother, Eulas
Cooper of Livingston. Her other brother, Joseph Cooper, volunteered
for the World War and died in Camp Sevier of pneumonia in the spring
of 1918. The remains were interred in the Lacy Cemetery in west
Livingston Tuesday afternoon. The active pallbearers from her graduating
class were Lester Holman, Ray Eastland, Homer Stonecipher, A. Turley
Knight, Chas. Dale, and Ira Chilton.
W.R. Officer, Chancellor, is presiding over the regular session
of Chancery Court. The docket, though not usually heavy, has been
divided into intermittent hearings.
Luther Myers visited friends and relatives at Mt. Gilead Saturday
night and Sunday.
Mrs. Bryant Gore is visiting her daughter in Detroit.
Charlie Brown left town Thursday for the North.
Tracey Myers visited his cousin James Myers the first of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Crisp and sons, of Byrdstown, returned home Saturday
after spending a week at Red Boiling Springs.
Noah and Vess Maynard attended the singing at Oak Dale Sunday.
Nellie Thompson, of Zion Hill, is visiting Mrs. Nannie Speck.
Porter Bilbrey, merchant at Static, and Keen Thompson were in town
on business Friday.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Leo Story, of near Byrdstown, on July 16,
George Ryan Harris, of Static, and Miss Willie Beatie, daughter
of Jim Beaty, were married at Albany, Ky. Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Sells were in Allons Sunday.
Leo Buck is preparing to build a new house.
Tomye Cole, who has been ill, is much better.
Dillard Barlow, of Nashville, spent Tuesday night with his brother,
Minnis Barlow, in Allons.
Moments In Time
Excerpts of Overton County & World History
Published January 3, 2001
Overton County News
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P.O. Box 479
Livingston, Tennessee 38570