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80 Years Ago

Archives 07-18-2001

70 Years Ago



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, a boy.

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.




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Published January 3, 2001
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