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80 Years Ago

Archives 2001 09-05-2001

70 Years Ago




September 5, 1931 to September 11, 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.


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.




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