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80 Years Ago

Archives 02-06-2002

70 Years Ago




January 30, 1931 to February 5, 1932
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)

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brothers argue, one is killed Cordell Speck, 23, killed his elder brother, Alfred, last Friday. He used a shotgun and the load took effect in the right side. Death was almost instantaneous. According to reports, Alfred had taken a load of feed to the home of Cordell Speck, and they argued over unhooking the team. Speck held a baby in his arms when he was killed. Alfred is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Speck, his widow, and one child. Four sisters also survive him.

January Marriage Licenses
Carrye Robbins and Golda Smith; Silvester Ridge and Kate White; Lonnie Abston and Edith Lacy; W.A. Oakley and Verda Nivens; A.C. Cullom and Gustie Clark; Edd Padgett and Erma Howard.

Not much that is worthwhile has been achieved by those who have only worked when they felt like it.

Good Weight Brown Domestic 5 yd.
22 yards for $1.00
Extra Heavy Brown Domestic 6 yd.

"The Store Where You Get More For Your Money"

Among those who attended the Putnam County singing last week were R.W. Ledbetter, Mr. and Mrs. Chas D. Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Smith, Mrs. S.F. Johnson and daughter, Lucile, Sadie Ledbetter, Bruce McDonald, Louise Smith, Mildred Swallows, Annette Freeman, Dean Wheat, Herman Qualls, Turley Oakley, Fred White, Halsey Bowmer, Lloyd Haile, Paul Copeland, A.B. Qualls Jr., W.H. Winningham, Mrs. Bill Reagan, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Swallows, Mrs. P.W. Wheat, Melba Wheat, and O.H. Dickerson.

Gladys Wiggins visited her sister in Chattanooga last week-end. Ellise Officer, of Monterey, visited relatives and friends in Livingston Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Eastland and son spent the week-end with her parents in Sparta.

Herman Cooper, of Rickman, visited his sister, Mrs. G.C. Peek, and family last week.

Mrs. Clint Lamons, of Carth-age, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin McCormick.

Mrs. W.H. Winningham spent last week in Nashville with her daughter, Mrs. P.W. Howard.

"Uncle" Elvin Moredock, who has been very low the past ten days, is reported no better.

Tommiew Parrigan was in Pikeville Sunday.




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