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80 Years Ago

Archives 2001 10-24-2001

70 Years Ago




October 17, 1931 to October 23, 1931
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)

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Members of the Overton County Grand Jury selected in October are Horace Loftis, Foreman; Ferrel Dickerson, Robert Phillips, W.G. Copeland, Harrison Hoover, A.T. Looper, G.C. Staggs, Henry Carr, T.S. Speck, B. Nivens, Bob Ruble, Ernest Keisling, and Hardy Jackson.

W.A. Roberts, the blind man who graduated from the Cumberland County law school last spring and passed the state bar exam shortly afterwards, was admitted to the Livingston bar Monday and was sworn in by Judge Camp.

Mrs. Mary Neely, of Windle, has returned from a visit with her daughter, Mrs. Thos Carlock.

Ornsby Upton, of Timothy, was a guest of Livingston friends Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Bethel Carr have moved to Oak Hill. Earsley, their daughter, entered school there Monday.

Little Miss Wilma Joe Robertson has been very ill, but is reported better.

Abe Hix, of Windle, an old man about 80 years-old, died of heart trouble at the home of his grandson, Willie Hix, Friday morning. He was buried at the old Click graveyard Saturday morning.

Charles Brown and daughter, Hettie Orene, Chatt Brown, and his children, Vera and Joe, went to Fox Springs Sunday.

Ord Garrett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Polk Garrett, of near Byrdstown, and Miss Meggie Parris, daughter of Bocie Parris, of near Obey River bridge, drove over to Albany Friday afternoon and were married. Meggie is teaching school, having graduated from high school last April. Ord was ready for the senior class this term, but is not attending.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Milton Huddleston, of Okra, on October 12, a baby girl.

Kennedy Qualls and family, of Dry Hollow, visited Chas. Robertson and family Sunday.

Work is in progress on the grade from Oak Hill to Monterey Highway. Trucks have been hauling creek gravel to put on it.

John Stewart and Miss Franklin, of Hilham, were married in Albany, Ky., Friday. F.M. Tayse and Mr. and Mrs. Overton Gore accompanied them.

Mrs. Stanley Carmack visited her father, Sam Bowers, the first of the week. Mr. Bowers is reported to be not so well.

Mrs. Herman Wells and children visited her sister, Mrs. Sid Verble, near Algood, last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Bennett Smith visited Mrs. Marion Webb, of Miranda, Friday.

Jim Howard spent the week-end in Nashville with his brother, Pete.




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