June 9 - 15, 1934
70 Years Ago In Overton County (from the files of the Overton County
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Mrs. Bettie Wagoner Wiggins, 66, widow of the late
R.L. Wiggins, native of Lynchburg, died June 8, at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. L.G. Jaco, of Athens, after an illness of seven weeks.
She, with her son, Prof. R. Lee Wiggins, and her daughter, Mrs.
Jack Hargrove, moved to Livingston in 1931, and made Livingston
her home until April, 1934, when she moved to the home of Mrs. Jaco.
During her three years stay in Livingston she made many friends
who regretted her departure for Athens. The son and daughter both
taught school successfully here. She is survived by four children,
J.F. Wiggins, of Huntsville, AL, Mrs. L.G. Jaco, of Athens, R. Lee
Wiggins and Mrs. Jack Hargrove, of Livingston, and the following
brothers and sisters; Ben Wagoner, of Shelbyville, B. Wagoner, of
Lynchburg, Will and Lisha Wagoner, of Forth Worth, TX, Mrs. Jim
Morris, of Fayetteville, Mrs. Bob Stacey, and Mrs. Clyde Logan.
Funeral was conducted June 9, at Lynchburg, by Elder Bio, of the
Church of Christ, at Athens. Burial was at Lynchburg Cemetery.
ODD BUT TRUE - In China they tell the time of day
by looking at a cat. The cat's eyes tell the story.
Louise Powers spent the week-end in town.
Helen Hargis, of Wartrace, is visiting Mr. and Mrs.
A.J. Mofield this week.
Eunice Willett and Laddie Dodson were married the
later part of April. The couple will live in Netherland.
Criminal Court Opens Here Tuesday With Big Docket
Judge L.D. Miller Will Preside Over Two Weeks Session
150 cases are listed
Judge L.D. Miller, of Chattanooga, will preside at the June term
of Overton County criminal court which opens next Tuesday morning,
the sessions to be held in the Ragland Potter Grocery building in
South Livingston owing to the condition of the courthouse, which
is under construction. The term is filled with a heavy docket, according
to Clerk Frank Williams, who said that at least 150 cases would
be listed for hearing by the time court covenes. The number may
be greater than that. More than 20 felony cases are on the docket.
Court was not held as scheduled for the last term in February, on
account of the condition of the courthouse, and the docket has subsequently
been doubled. It will take at least two weeks to clear it, Mr. Williams
said, although even during that time all cases will not be brought
up for hearing. Judge Miller is one of the Chancellors at Chattanooga,
and is an excellent judicial official. His courts are run in an
orderly and speedy manner, and he displays unusual legal acumen.
A number of important criminal cases will be brought to trial at
this term. The jury pool consists of the following: Noah Sutton,
J.B. Hasting, Reecie Carmack, Tal Webb, G.W. Bilyeu, Joe Hill, Willie
Sullivan, Elbert Neely, M.V. Calahan, Shelby Bilbrey, Oliver Deck,
John B. Poston, Pleas Huffer, John Melton, S.C. Whitaker, B.A. Looper,
S.B. Phillips, A.J. Bilbrey, Coney Ledbetter, Virgil Allred, Henry
Little, Will Newberry, S.D. Hunter, and J.M. Brown.
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