August 29, 1931 to September 4, 1931
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)
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On September 3 at 7 a.m., Miss Vena Lee Dillen, 50, passed away
at her home one mile north of Livingston. She had been sick for
15 to 18 months and died of pneumonia. She was principally educated
at Livingston Academy School and taught at the schools in the county
for about 30 years. She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Alice
Waters, of Algood, Mrs. Abe Ringley of Alpine, Miss Florence Dillen;
and one brother, John M. Dillen. The burial was in Good Hope cemetery.
The pallbearers, all cousins of the deceased, were active: J.K.
Dillen, W.H. Dillen, Overton Carr, L. Hamp Spicer, Jas. W. Spicer,
and J.Y. Spicer. They were assisted by honorary: Jo C. Swallows,
C.D. Mitchell, W.H. Winningham, Corlis Garrett, Dr. L.F. Zachry,
Dr. W.M. Breeding, Dr. J.D. Capps, R.L. Mitchell Jr., Chas. C. Gore,
Millard Bilbrey, C.B. McGee, A.R. Ward, John C. Stonecipher, W.H.
Estes, Jesse Peek, T.B. Copeland, and Millard Carr.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Carson Garrett, of Byrdstown, on September
7, a baby girl.
Velma Bullock spent Wednesday night with Hazel Glyn Barnes.
Dexter Almonrode spent the week-end with his sister, Mrs. Maurice
Smith, near Alpine.
Miss Lillian Crabtree, of Milligan College, spent a few days with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Crabtree.
Carlos Coe, of Byrdstown, and John Reagan, of Moodyville, had a
narrow escape Thursday night when their car wrecked. They were driving
toward Livingston and making a curve near the Overton County line,
when the car overturned and went over an embankment into a cornfield
and was torn to pieces. Mrs. Nova Smith's son brought them to town.
Reagan had a bad cut on his arm and face. Coe had a real bad wound
on top of his head and came very near dying Friday morning, but
after worked with for an hour, revived and is now recovering.
FOR SALE: CANE MILLS AND PANS, ARNOLD HARDWARE CO. Livingston,
Troy Cantrell, of Windle, was in town on Labor Day, meeting old
friends with the customary smile.
Jasper Hale is working in Johnson's Grocery this week in the absence
of Ed Johnson.
Minor Smith, Spanish American War veteran, of the 11th District,
was in town Tuesday.
Moments In Time
Excerpts of Overton County & World History
Published January 3, 2001
Overton County News
415 West Main Street
P.O. Box 479
Livingston, Tennessee 38570