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70 Years Ago


March 3- March 9, 1934
70 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)

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Mrs. Ova Smith Gore, 43, wife of Eldridge Gore, died March 1, at her home near Poteet, in the Tenth District, after suffering for a year of tuberculosis. Since she was a girl of 14 years, she had been a faithful and consistent member of the Missionary Baptist Church with membership at Shiloh. She was also a loyal member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter and was a most amiable and highly respected woman. She had spent a life of usefulness in her home, church and the community in which she lived. Surviving are her husband and ten children, as follows: four sons, Elza, R.L., Clifton, and Clindon Gore, and six daughters, Willie, wife of Burton Ledbetter, and Hazel, Lucile, Agnes, Sophia, and Johnie Murrell Gore, and by her father, X.R. Smith, all of Overton County. Funeral services were held at Shiloh Church Friday by the Rev. E.M. Smith of the Baptist Church, who was an uncle of the deceased. The Order of the Eastern Star Chapter at Livingston, of which she was a member, also held a beautiful and impressive service following the religious services. The remains were buried at Shiloh Cemetery.

Miss Rose Hart Dale hosted the devotional of the LadiesŐ Missionary Society Tuesday evening.

Mrs. Ernest Fugua, who has been sick, is no better.

Little Eddie Taylor is better and is in school again.

Dillard Lollar Jr. visited relatives in Nashville last week.

L.N. Oakley, of Booz, is in Livingston visiting his sons, T.M. and Alex Oakley.

Charles W. Fleming and Junis Greer were in Celina Sunday.

Clark Meadows, of Algood, was in Livingston Monday.

E. Mape Brown, 73, a well-known and highly respected farmer of the Third District of Overton County died at his home on Flatt Creek Tuesday, after an illness of several months. Surviving are two sons, S.L. Brown, a justice of the peace of Jackson County and Pearl Brown, and one daughter, Sallie, wife of Jasper Talley, and several grandchildren and great grandchildren, one brother, Gran G. Brown. Funeral services were conducted Thursday morning, with burial in the Campground cemetery.

Emma Smith, of Cookeville, spent Monday with her uncle, S.A.D. Smith.


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