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80 Years Ago

Archives 05-29-2002

70 Years Ago




May 28, 1932 to June 3, 1932
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)

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Thieves broke into Speck Bros. Hardware last Wednesday and stole a gun, a large quantity of shells, and $10 in cash. Two suspects were questioned then released when fingerprints at the scene didn't match.

Mrs. Fannie G. Grimsley, 90, a resident of the Fellowship community in the seventh district of Overton County, died Friday night at her home. She was the widow of George K. Grimsley, a farmer and a Confederate soldier, who died in 1907. She is survived by four children, G. Virgil Grimsley, a druggist in Willow Grove; Everet Grimsley and Mrs. Ella Young, both of Overton County; and James E. Grimsley, of Algood. Her remains were interred at the Fellowship Cemetery.

Robert Padgett has opened a new barber shop in the bus station and announces he will specialize in ladies' and children's work.

Curtis Lindsey Huffine, 7, son of Lindsey Huffine of 4516 St. Jean, Detroit, died Friday after a brief illness of measles, which developed into pneumonia. His mother died about four years ago. Curtis was a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Huffine, of Hilham. Mrs. J.G. Looper, of Livingston is an aunt.

M.R. Patterson, en-route to town with a supply of eggs, used them to extinguish a blaze when his car caught fire. may marriage licenses Edward H. Myers and Jennie Fisk; G.W. Richardson and Mary Smith; Kit King and Ruth Bilbrey; Earl Whittaker and Mary Lee Ray.

It will be a load of fun, Fourth of July in Livingston. All the pink lemonade you can drink; all the stick candy you can eat; plenty of hot hamburgers and large, juicy onions; untold quantities of sody-pop; and all the trimmings.

Among the 262 seniors at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville who will graduate Monday, June 6, three are from Overton County: William Shewmake, West Fork, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering; George Roberts, Monroe, Bachelor of Science Agriculture; and Enloe Speck, Livingston, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture.

Lizzie Lea is visiting her sister, Mrs. Luther McCormick, at Henard.

C.C. Gore was in Sullivan's Bend, Smith County, looking after farm interests.

Mrs. Clara Smith spent the week-end with her mother, Mrs. Dave West.








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