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80 Years Ago

Archives 07-30-2003

70 Years Ago


July 22, 1933 to July 28, 1933
70 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)

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Supt. G.C. Peek has announced that the Elementary schools of Overton County will open Monday, July 31.

Joseph Henry Verble, 68, died suddenly at his home, 1601 Russell Street, of a heart attack. Funeral services will be held at the residence. The body will then be conveyed to the home of his sister, Mrs. G.E. Richards, seven miles north of Monterey, where another funeral service will be conducted. Mr. Verble was born and reared in Livingston. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jessie Alex Shaw Verble; one brother, Alex Verble, of Algood; and two sisters, Mrs. Leeann Wilson, of Algood, and Mrs. G.E. Richards, of Monterey. Burial will be in the family cemetery.

The school of Pickett County opened Monday, July 24, with total enrollment of 116. Enrollment last year was about 80.

Vivian Holman, 25, had a heart attack and died one mile East of Alpine on the farm of John Hancock Tuesday. He had been cutting timber during the forenoon and had gone to the spring for water before serving dinner when the fatal stroke came. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Holman, who reside in the Twelth District, near Allons. He was a farmer, unmarried. Besides his parents, he is survived by four brothers Guy, Cly, Haulton, and Arless; and by four sisters, Pauline Ogletree, Glee Fletcher, Claudine Daniels, and Miss Bobbie Holman. Funeral services were held Thursday. Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery.

The second annual reunion of the Bilbrey family will be held July 30 at the Old Roaring River Church, six miles south of Livingston. It has been announced by John C. Bilbrey, chairman of the Bilbrey Association. The family, one of the oldest and largest in the county, has attracted much attention through its annual reunion, and a large crowd is expected.

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A lawyer missed his silk handkerchief and accused an Irishman of stealing it. After some confusion, the lawyer found the handkerchief in his pocket and apologized to the Irishman for calling him a thief. "Never mind at all," said the Irishman. "You thought I was a thief and I mistook you as a gentleman."

Louise Ray visited friends in Allons Sunday.

Clark Meadows, of Algood, was in Livingston Saturday.










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