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70 Years Ago


August 11-17, 1934
70 Years Ago In Overton County (from the files of the Overton County Library)

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Crawford Franklin was in Hilham Thursday.

Hearn Franklin spent Monday night with Steve Bilbrey.

Lattie Maynord spent Sunday evening with Hazel Winningham.

Jess Carmack spent last Wednesday night with his brother, G.C. Carmack.

Agnes and Charlie Ward spent last Thursday night with their cousin, Zilpha Lee Dillon.

Pauline Nivens is reported better.

Mrs. Bill Robbins spent last Sunday night with her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Millard Maynord.

Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Ogletree visited her mother, Mrs. Flora Masters, Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Dennis spent Saturday night with his sister, Mrs. O.N. Coleman, and family. Funeral services for Mrs. Effie Sells Norrod, 45, who died at her home near Monroe Wednesday, were conducted Thursday at her home, and burial took place in the Smith graveyard. Mrs. Norrod had been ill for the past two years. She is survived by a brother, James Sells; a sister, Mrs. Andrew Copeland; and by six children.

Funeral services for Robert F. Moody, 95, Confederate veteran who died at his home in the First District, Wednesday night, were conducted yesterday morning at Gentry graveyard by the Rev. B.A. Moore and the Rev. D.B. Hammons. Mr. Moody, prominent in his section as a farmer, merchant, and threshing machine operator had been in failing health for several months due to old age. He fought with Gen. George Dibbrell from 1861 to 1865 and had lived in Overton County since returning from the war. He is survived by two sons, W.F. and Birch Moody, and three daughters; Mrs. Florence Moore, Mrs. James Thompson, and Mrs. Charles Lawson.

John Henry Watkins, 57, prominent saw mill operator and lumber dealer of the Twelfth District of Overton County died at his home near Allons, on Thursday, August 3, at 4 a.m. of heart trouble and complications after an illness of a few weeks. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He was first married to Miss Amanda Hicks, who died several years ago. He later married Miss Sallie Patterson, who with the following children survive; three sons, Robert, Claude, and Clyde Watkins; two daughters, Mrs. Walden Peterman and Mrs Lora Watkins. He is also survived by one brother, Albert Watkins and two sisters, Mrs. Com Lewis and Mrs. Forest Hoover. Funeral services were conducted on Friday morning by Elder W.L. Hunter. Services at the grave were conducted by Livingston Lodge No. 302, Independence Order of Odd Fellows of which he was a member. Burial was in the Hoover graveyard in Allons.


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