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80 Years Ago

Archives 2001 11-14-2001

70 Years Ago




November 7, 1931 to November 13, 1931
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)

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Funeral services for Benjamin F. Danner, 82, were conducted at the Dotson Chapel Methodist Church, Friday. Mr. Danner died after a long illness. Burial took place in the church cemetery.

Mr. Danner was one of the oldest citizens in this section of the county, and was a highly respected and esteemed gentleman. He had been twice married. His last wife and seven children survive him.

Hit-Run victim Recovering From Wounds
Miss Willie Hyder, 22, victim of a hit and run driver, is recovering at the home of her father, J.A. Hyder, in West Livingston. Miss Hyder was struck by an automobile on Halloween night as she was on her way to a party at Livingston Academy. R.L. Duke and P.G. Cooper, alledged to have been in the car that struck Miss Hyder, are under bond.

Pulchritude Rewarded
Feminine pulchritude has been rewarded at Livingston Academy as Miss Virginia Jones won in a beauty contest to represent the school as its loveliest. Miss Lyda Speck was chosen best all-round girl. Both girls are seniors.

Joe Grey Livingston is installing a hydraulic water system in his home.

Mrs. Elbert Bilbrey is some better.

People in Midway are busy gathering corn and sowing wheat.

T.B. Farley, age 11, of Oak Hill, died at his home Tuesday, November 3, of appendicitis. His body was laid to rest in the Sand Springs Cemetery.

Henry Poston visited Bethel Carr's Friday night.

Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Poston, of Oak Hill, are the proud parents of a girl.

Andrew Beasley, of Oak Hill, spent the week-end with his daughter, Mrs. Thomas Bilbrey, near Ivy Hill. Andy Hood and daughter of Sand Springs visited Charlie Roberson's over the week-end.

Mrs. Margaret Barton, of Etter, fell and hurt her hip very painfully last week. She is 94 years old.

Born November 3 to Mr. and Mrs. Vinvie Craig Capps, of Byrdstown, a 10-pound boy.

Mrs. M.L. Rich, of Gunter, is spending a few days with her son, Jessie W. Rich, and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Edd Moody, of Moodyville, brought their two month-old son to Dr. Craig in Byrdstown last week to have an extra thumb removed,the baby having two thumbs on one hand.

Mr. and Mrs. Edd Hill visited Mrs. Hill's mother, Mrs. Laura Sells, Sunday.

Mrs. Lee Huddleston, of Smyrna, visited her daughter, Mrs. John Franklin, last week.

A.J. Beasley spent the week-end with his daughter, Mrs. Thomas Bilbrey, at Miranda.

John L. Speck, of Algood, was in Oak Hill Sunday.

Inez Bilbrey, who is teaching at Hanging Limb, came home sick Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. S.T. Benson, of Rickman, visited their daughter, Mrs. Boyd Qualls, of Algood, Sunday.

Demus Bilbrey is better.




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Published January 3, 2001
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