Overton County News Overton County News - An Award Winning Newspaper - Livingston, Tennessee
homeabout ussubscriptionskids cornerlocal linkscontact us
80 Years Ago

Archives 08-28-2002

70 Years Ago




August 27, 1932 to September 2, 1932
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)

For more information on 80 years ago contact Bob at bobncl@hotmail.com



Thanks to a good rain in Cookeville, Route 7, corn is looking fine.

Mrs. Felix Winningham visited Mrs. O.N. Coleman Sunday.

Miss Willie Qualls, of Livingston, Route 4, spent the week-end with her sister, Mrs. Richard Wolf, near Hilham.

William Carmack, 30, known as "Billy", a resident of the Hardy’s Chapel Community, died Thursday, August 18, after an illness of several months. He was a son of Joseph Carmack and a grandson of L.F. Myers, both of the second district. His wife, who survives, is a daughter of Early Hassler. He is also survived by two small chidlren, his father and mother, and two brothers, Ben and Jube Carmack. Funeral services were held at the Calvin Crawford Cemetery on Friday with burial there.

John D. French, 48, died of paralysis at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. K.L. French in West Livingston Tuesday, after being stricken last week. Mr. French was a former grocery man of Livingston. Besides his parents, he is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Eula Davis, Paul French, Pack French, and Fred French. Funeral services were conducted at the home. Honorary pallbearers were Robert Nenally, J.A. Hargrove, W.H. Estes, P.H. Windle, R.L. Mitchell, A.K. Lea, H.A. Smith, W.D. Clark, J. Benton Young, Dr. M.J. Qualls, Charles C. Gore, E.C. Knight, Amos Brady, F.T. Williams, Dr. W.M. Brown, George L. Matthews, Artie Hodges, R.B. Arnold, T.M. Oakley, W.H. Windle, E.D. White, Homer Stonecipher, P.W. Maynard, T.A. Bussell, and J.H. Myers. Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery.

A man who lives by himself for himself is liable to be corrupted by the company he keeps.

Bernley Howard, Otho Qualls, Carlie Qualls, Millard Harris, Guston Swallows, and Ab Copeland were camping and fishing on Cumberland River near Gainesboro last week.

Miss Dean Norris and Eddie Ledbetter were married on Thursday, August 25.

Baty Stover, of Livingston, Route 2, is improving.

Miss Dee Wright, of Nashville, visited her aunt, Mrs. Ellen Coe, of Byrdstown, Monday.

Miss Hila Sewell and Roscoe Story, of Byrdstown were married August 13.






Overton County News
415 West Main Street
P.O. Box 479
Livingston, Tennessee 38570
tel 931.823.6485
fax 931.823.6486

top of page



Printing Supplies Graphic Design Custom Printing Advertising