January 9, 1931 to January 15, 1932
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)
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John Garrett, 65, son of Elijah Garrett, citizen of Overton County,
died at his old home Friday night in the fifth district of Overton
County. He was a farmer and a member of the oldest families of the
county. Burial was at the Okolona Cemetery Saturday at eleven o'clock.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. John Garrett, and the following
children, Elijah, Dave, Bethel, Mrs. Ella Bilbrey, and Mrs. O.H.
Thieves entered the store of W.A. Nickens at Twinton Tuesday night
and stole some bacon and smoking tobacco. They have aroused the
wrath of the United States Government, because the Twinton Post
Office is located in Mr. Nivens' store. They robbed Uncle Sam of
$110. No clues to whom they are have been found. The United Postal
authorities are working on the case.
Mr. and Mrs. Terry Poston, of Windle, are the proud parents of
a new boy, named Eddley Gray.
Mrs. Alex Smith is still improving.
Miss Neeta Tayes is staying at the girls dormitory at Livingston,
where she is attending school.
Miss Zula Christian, of Allons, is quite ill.
Bob Ledbetter, of Okolona, went to Nashville last week.
Rosa and Ada Zachary were in Howard's Chapel last week.
Versa Ann Stout is back at her work at the store in Okolona. She
has been off several weeks because of a sprained ankle.
Jim Reynolds was in Livingston Monday.
Hobert Taylor, of Byrdstown, took his father, Bobbie Taylor, of
Smyrna, to Nashville last week to be examined by doctors. He has
sugar diabetes and high blood pressure. He had lost 27 pounds in
30 days. He returned home to begin a very strict diet.
Mr. and Mrs. N.A. Hogan have recently moved from Kentucky into
the Tom Huddleston property in Byrdstown, which is now owned by
J.T. and S.O. Huddleston.
Mrs. Louis Elder spent the week-end with Mr. Elder's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Bob Elder, of Lovelady.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Idis King, of Etter, on January 6, a girl
named Ora Dean.
Mat Bon, an aged man near Sulphur, died Saturday night.
Loverda Bilbrey, of Timothy, has been ill with tonsilitis.
Moments In Time
Excerpts of Overton County & World History
Published January 3, 2001
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