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80 Years Ago

Archives 2001 08-22-2001

70 Years Ago




August 22, 1931 to August 28, 1931
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)

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Mrs. Addie D. Roberts passed away last Sunday night at the Cookeville Hospital after an extended illness. She was 65 years old and was born in White County, moving with her parents to Overton County when she was a child. She was married first to Samuel J. Deck on January 1, 1882. Mr. Deck died in 1904. In 1921, she married Eugene Roberts, who survives her, with the following children: Logan K. Deck, Arthur G. Deck, Lester Deck, Mrs. D.W. Phillips, Mrs. Ethel D. Hatcher, and Mrs. J. Benton Young. She is also survived by brothers and sisters, Wm. Sparkman, Frank Sparkman, Mrs. Eliza Hart, and Mrs. G.F. Deck. She was the eldest child of J. Monroe and Minerva Sparkman, both of whom died some years ago. Two of her children preceded her to the grave: Valena Price Deck, who died 11 years ago, and Frank Cooper, who died last June. Her remains were buried in the Goodhope Cemetery.

Otto Smith cut his foot severely last week while chopping wood for the sorghum mill.

Mr. Wright, the county agent, was in Windle last week looking over the tobacco crop.

Mr. and Mrs. Will Neal have moved to their property in Livingston.

Mrs. Mat Smith is afflicted with a very painful sore on her leg.

Mr. J.F. Matthews and daughter, of Florida, are visiting with Mrs. Matthews' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tim Pangle.

Load after load of fine melons were in Byrdstown, which made the sale bad for growers. Melons weighing 25 to 35 pounds sold for 10 cents.

Eugene Christian, who has been in the Army for the past year, has returned to his home in Allons.

Lola Holt entered school at Livingston Academy last week.

Leo Buck is building a new residence in Allons.

Mrs. Eunice Keeton is better this week.

Cordell Ledbetter and Earl Bullock were at Old Hickory Tuesday.

Miss Cleo Draper, head sales lady at Fleming-Myers Co., is ill.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Dillon, on August 6, a baby girl named Floy May.

Little Miss Alene Garrett is visiting her grandmother, Mrs. G.S. Hinds.

Dr. John T. McDonald, of Monroe, was in Livingston last Tuesday.



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