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Archives 05-14-2003

70 Years Ago


May 6, 1933 to May 12, 1933
70 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)

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20 dead, many hurt, in Overton Tornado
The little mountain settlement of Bethsaida bore the brunt of a tornado early Wednesday morning, leaving a score dead and many more injured. The Dead: Mr. and Mrs. Boss Lacey, Mrs. Mary Reeser, Ed Hopkins and daughter, Barbara Hopkins, Eunice Cole, wife, and seven children, Millard Allred, Hughey Beatty, Ray Reagan, Hershell Phillips, Mrs. Ambrose King, and daughter, Epsie King. While natives of this village, two miles East of Monroe, search the wooded hills for other bodies, residents predicts more deaths will be registered by the week-end. The tornado exceeds in death and destruction the one in Nashville several weeks ago, and is perhaps the worst the state has ever had.

For Sale - English Ringneck Pheasant's eggs, $1.20 dozen. See or write Roy Masters, R.1., Hilham, Tenn.

Jewell Stewart married Audie Belle Warden at Albany, Ky., Sunday. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will Warden. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Stewart and is one of the barbers in the Palace Barber Shop in Livingston.

Mrs. Lynard Howard, of Anderson, is on the sick list.

$275 Up - factory Terms New Car Service New Car Guarantee 40 to 50 miles per gallon 700 to 1,000 miles on 5 pints of oil 30,000 to 40,000 miles on one set of tires SPECK BROS. Livingston, Tenn.

Mrs. Millard Swan, of Celina, is visiting Mrs. Cecil Swan.

Esther Johnson spent Saturday night with Helen Carmack.

Continued rains in Alpine are putting farmers behind.

Perry Ledford and wife have moved to the Clark property.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. L.D. Farley, May 3, a baby boy.

Ruth West spent Friday night with Alma Qualls at Okolona.

Shirley Neal has moved on the farm of L.R. Mullins.

Uncle John Phillips is improving.








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