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80 Years Ago

Archives 05-08-2002

70 Years Ago




May 7, 1932 to May 13, 1932
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)

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Free Brandimist or cup of coffee with each order on Saturday. Come and eat your breakfast, lunch, and dinner. West Side Cafe, S.B. Harward, manager

Thelma Smith, of Rock Ridge, is visiting her grandmother, Mrs. Nellie Smith, of Smith's Chapel.

Geraldine Craig is visiting her sister, Mrs. Carson Garrett, of Gunter.

Mr. and Mrs. Duncan Crouch, of Forbus, spent Saturday night with Mr. and Mrs. Earl Huddleston.

F.M. and P.G. Upchurch, with their cousin, H.F. Upchurch, of Monticello, have just returned from a visit with relatives in Glasgow, Ky.

Hamilton Rice, 19, junior in the University of the South at Sewanee, was instantly killed at about 10:30 Thursday night when the car in which he was riding crashed into a truck near Midway Church, halfway between Livingston and Byrdstown. Andrew Stimson, of Memphis, captain-elect of the 1932 football team at Sewanee, sustained a broken arm and was removed to the city hospital at Cookeville. Rice and five other students at Sewanee were on the way to the Kentucky Derby at Louisville, when their car met a truck on a curve, the front of the truck colliding with the rear of the car. Rice, asleep in the rear seat of the touring car, was killed on impact. Rice's body, prepared for burial at the Blount Funeral Home in Livingston, was taken to Montgomery, Al., for burial.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Clark, of Pickett County, spent last Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. John Hodges, of Crossville.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Cope on May 4, a girl. One year ago, on the same date, their oldest baby was born.

John Martin's home, near Lillydale, burned Saturday.

The home of Ed Moody, of Moodyville, burned Saturday night.



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