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80 Years Ago

Archives 04-02-2003

70 Years Ago


March 25, 1933 to March 31, 1933
70 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)

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Mrs. Francis Bailey, 63, died Wednesday, March 22, at the home of her husband, George W. Bailey, in the Third District. She was the eldest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Brown and spent her entire life near Hilham. She is survived by six children, Newton Bailey, Buford Bailey, Ben Bailey, Ezra Bailey, and Sarah Belle, wife of Hershel Crabtree, and Mrs. Della Hollars, wife of John Hollars. Burial was in the Old Union Cemetery.

Lizzie Richardson, 58, died at the home of Porter Carlock at Alpine at 3 a.m. on Tuesday, March 28. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Richardson. Burial was in the Nelson Cemetery in the Seventh District.

Benjamin Franklin Smith, 89, Confederate veteran, died Saturday, March 25 at 11:45 p.m. He was born in Clay County but spent the greater part of his life in Overton County. He served in the Confederate army as a volunteer under Gen. N.B. Forrest in the cavalry. He fought in the battles of Murfreesboro, Fort Donaldson, and Perryville. He was first married to Eva Armstrong, to which union seven children were born, two of whom survive, Mack B. Smith and Pleas M. Smith. His second wife, Sallie Matthews, died several years ago. Burial was in the Bethlehem Cemetery. The funeral of Comodore C. Parrott, 46, who met his death on the evening of March 22, when his automobile collided with a large freight truck on the State Highway, six miles east of Cookeville, was held at Midway Church near Boom. Burial was in the Wirmingham Cemetery.

Mrs. Bill Wilson had as her guests Sunday, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cates, of Monterey.

M.C. Brown, of Booz, visited his daughter, Mrs. Mike Brown, and his son, Millard Brown, last week.

W. Thomas Johnson, of Willow Grove, was in Livingston Monday.

Mrs. K.L. French is reported better.

Howard Gunnels, of Free Communion, spent last Thursday night with George Stover.

Mrs. Eva Allred is on the sick list.

Mrs. Ward Gillentine visited her mother, Mrs. Florence Eubank most of last week.

Mrs. Mahola Burgess celebrated her 63rd birthday March 24.










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