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70 Years Ago


May 12 - 18, 1934
70 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)

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John L. Cannon, highly respected farmer, and the oldest citizen of the First District, died at his home near Netherland Tuesday, May 8. He was a native at the district in which he died, having been born and reared in the Zion Hill community. He had been for many years a member of the M.E. Church, South, and exempliled his religion by his fair dealing and kindness toward his fellow man. He had four brothers to volunteer and serve gallantly in the Confederate Army, 1861 to 1865, he being too young to enlist. He is survived by his wife and seven sons, as follows, Ridley, of Georgia, Grover and Kelley, of White County, Robert, of Putnam County, George, Amos, and John A. Cannon, of Overton County, and one brother, Thomas Cannon, of Smith County, and two sisters, Mrs. Myra Mason and Mrs. Nancy Ray of Overton County. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday by Rev. Hawkins, pastor of the Methodist Church at Rickman, at the grave, with burial at the Speck graveyard, near Zion Hill.

Bedford Christian, 38, a farmer and World War veteran of the Third District, died at his home near Holly Springs, Wednesday, May 9. He had been in failing health for the past eight months. He was a member of the Chuch of Christ and a highly repected citizen. Surviving are his wife, who was Mary Mullins, before her marriage, and one small child; his father, W. Petway Christian, one brother, Pleny Christian, and two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Ogletree, and Miss Zula Christian, of Overton County. He died in the community where he was born and reared. Funeral services were held at Holly Springs Church Thursday by Elder W.L. Hunter, with burial at the Holly Springs Cemetery.

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Chancellor ERNEST H. BOYD
Criminal Court Judge HARRY CAMP
Circuit Judge O.K. HOLLADAY
Attorney General JOHN A. MITCHELL
County Judge L.D. BOHANNON
Sheriff B.H. WINDLE
County Court Clerk H.C. SWALLOWS
Circuit Court Clerk F.T. WILLIAMS
Trustee MRS. A.B. QUALLS
Superintendent of Schools STANLEY H. CARR


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