April 21 - 27, 1934
70 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)
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Mrs. Edd Hammock, of Davidson, spent last weekend
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Carr.
Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Ledbetter announce the birth of
William M. Pitman, 68, a prominent farmer of the Tenth
District, died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Allan Franklin near Brown
Chapel, on Thursday, April 19, after an illness of some 18 months.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Allen Franklin, and one sister,
Mollie, wife of Hiram Little, of Gallatin. Funeral services were
conducted on Saturday by the Rev. E.M. Smith, of the Baptist Church,
with burial in the Copeland graveyard, in the Tenth District.
Virgil Bice, 48, a resident of the Eastern part of
the county, died Saturday at Hanging Limb, 9th District, at the
home of F.M. Padgett, after a brief illness. He was a son of James
Bice, of Baxter. Funeral services were held at Hanging Limb by the
Rev. Savage Wright, and the Rev. E.M. Smith, of the Baptist Church
Sunday. Burial was at the Hanging Limb cemetery.
William Bybee, 68, farmer and blacksmith of the Eleventh
District of Overton County, died at his home near Monroe Saturday
morning, after a brief illness. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth
Bybee; three sons, J.R., Robert, and Frank Bybee; four daughters,
Mae, wife of Connie Ledbetter, Nannie, wife of George Smith; Belle,
wife of J.H. Paul, and Cora, wife of W.S Fuqua. He was a member
of the Church of Christ and a highly respected citizen and widely
known in the county.
Mrs. Nannie Gilpatrick Collins, 74, wife of C. Willis
Collins, died at her home two miles south of Livingston, Monday,
as the result of a fall about six years ago. She had not been able
to walk for a broken hip and had suffered too much, her condition
growing worse for the past several months.
She was an excellent woman, a faithful member of the Church of Christ
since her girlhood, a kind, helpful neighbor, affectionate companion,
and a kind mother. Her maiden name was Nannie Gilpatrick and she
was born and reared near Livingston and spent her life in this county.
She was twice married, first to James Smith, about fifty years ago.
Her first husband having died many years ago, she subsequently married
C. Willis Collins on February 10, 1889, and he survives. To this
union were born two children, Walter Collins and Pearl, wife of
Erby Ledbetter, of Coal Creek, who with a number of grandchildren,
survive her. She is also survived by Mrs. Elizabeth G. Ogletree,
widow of the late W. Campbell Ogletree.
Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday at the residence and
at the Flatt Creek cemetery by Albert V. Watkins, of the Church
of Christ. Burial was in the Flatt Creek cemetery.
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