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70 Years Ago


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 a daughter.

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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