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80 Years Ago

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70 Years Ago


March 31- April 6, 1934
70 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)

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J.L. Boles and Gladys Padgett; Porter Brown and Vauda Bilbrey; Minnis Neely and Alberta Looper; I.V. Stover and Eula Richardson; Vester Neely and Beatrice Ledbetter; Hayden Smith and Lena Barker; and Herman Wilson and Cora Mae Garrett.

Dr. Myrtle Smith has opened an office in Livingston at 207 Spring Street, where she will practice medicine. A daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B.O. Smith, of Livingston, she has just returned from Africa where she was the only doctor for 150,000 people of Belgian Congo. She graduated from Livingston Academy in 1918, received her A.B. degree in 1922 from Milligan College, and graduated from the Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania, at Philadelphia, in 1927.

Mrs. Daisy Wilmoth
Mrs. Daisy Boatman Wilmoth, widow of Frank Wilmoth, of the first district near Rickman, died at her son's home Tuesday at 3 a.m. Surviving are sons Brandon, of Detriot, and Ab, of Rickman. Burial was at Zions Hill Wednesday.

Marie Teeples is suffering with tonsilitis.

Hattie Gillentine visited Ovas French Sunday.

Turner Stewart, 51, a resident of Sixth District, died at the home of Verlie Qualls, a kinsman, Saturday of heart attack, having been ill only three hours. His eyesight had been quite deficient from his birth, so much so that he could not see to perform ordinary labor. He was a professor and a churchman and seemed to practice and enjoy his religion and was highly respected. He was a single man. He is survived by one brother, Tom J. Stewart, of Indiana, and three sisters, as follows: Parlee Qualls, of Overton County, Mrs. Cena Smith of Monterey, and Josie, who resides in Texas. Funeral services were conducted at the Wilson Cemetery Saturday by the Rev. Benton Smith of the Methodist Church with burial at the Wilson graveyard.

Mrs. E.V. Fugua
Mrs. Addie Allred Fugua, wife of Ernest V. Fugua, of Livingston, age 40, died Sunday of tuberculosis. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Allred and was married 22 years ago. Besides her husband, survivers include six children: Thelma and Cliffton Boswell, children of her first husband, and Martelia, Jack, Ernest V. Jr., and a 16-month old baby. She is also survived by her parents, a brother, and a sister. Burial was in the Monroe Cemetery Monday.

John Arkly, little son of Mr. and Mrs Walter Stover, is sick.

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