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70 Years Ago


April 28 - May 4, 1934
70 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)

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Johnny Hill, a highly respected farmer of the Wirmingham community, died at his home after a long illness, at the age of 83 years. He was born and reared in Overton county, that part which was included in Pickett County when it was created in 1880, and spent his entire life in that vicinity. He had been for many years a member of the Church of Christ and lived his religion daily. Death came on Wednesday, April 25.
He is survived by his wife, four sons, and two daughters, as follows: Stokeley Hill, Porter Hill, Millard Hill, and Ed Hill, and Mrs. Mary Robbins, wife of Al Robbins, and Mrs. Elise Parrott, widow of the late E.T. Parrot, and the following half brothers, Robert Hill, of Kansas City, MO, Tom Hill and Press Hill, all of Willow Grove, W. Page Hill, of Livingston, Frank Hill, of Willow Grove, and two half sisters, Amanda Garrett, of Nashville, and Mrs. Jane Baker, of Tulsa, OK.
Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Curt Harvey, Thursday, at the Smith cemetery, where burial took place.

Mrs. O.E. Lea visited her daughter, Mrs. Ben Ledford, at Monterey, last week.

Welis Thomas was in town on business last week.

Dawson Franklin entertained the old folks with a dance Saturday night.

Carl and Elise Franklin were in town Tuesday.

Fannie Carmack visited Mrs. Emma Danner Friday.

Lee McDonald, of U.T., spent the week-end at home.

Ernest Reed was buying lambs last week.

Mrs. Burr Qualls and daughter, Alma, were in Cookeville Friday.

Noah Davis was in town Monday.

Alva Lee Holman, of Holly Springs, attended the graduation exercises at Livingston Friday night.

Osta Ogletree and Inez Davis spent Friday night with Myrtle West.

James Thomas of the Flatt Creek Community died last week. He was a fine man in his late eighties, and maintained his mental vigor well.

Mr. and Mrs. Booze White and baby, of near Allons, visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Reeder, recently.

Mrs. Wade Hogue is improving.

Beel Boles visited Arvil Lynn last Sunday.

Mrs. Ermine Sullivan and Lexie Brown were in town shopping Friday.

Mrs. Oliver Franklin is suffering with a sore leg.

Mazie, little son of Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Winningham, is very sick.

Ervin Stout has built a new poultry house.


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