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80 Years Ago

Archives 12-15-2004

70 Years Ago


December 8-December 14, 1934
70 Years Ago In Overton County (from the files of the Overton County Library)

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Robert Eldridge spent Wednesday night with F.B. Smith

Floyd and Ira Danner visited J.A. Gore Friday night.

Dock Masters and W.B. Danner took dinner with Riley Masters and family Saturday.


Robbins Celebrate Golden Anniversary

John Robbins and wife celebrated their Golden Anniversary at their home on Mill Creek in the Third District on December 4. Their children and friends surprised them by going in automobiles and wagons laden with all sorts of food in an enormous quantity. The gathering began about 10:00 and at 1:00 the food was spread on a long improvised table placed in the yard; notwithstanding the cold, piercing wind, the dinner was much enjoyed by more than fifty persons.

Their children are as follows: Farley, Lonzo, Lovell, of Clay County; Claud, Ned, and Norman Robbins of Overton County; Mrs. Verna Meadows and Sarah Bilbrey, both of Clay County; all were present except Farley, the eldest. Others present were Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Garrett; Mr. and Mrs. Buck Peterman; Mr. and Mrs. Tolbert Peterman; Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Garrett, Ruth Garrett, Mr. and Mrs. Wyland Garrett and son; Mr. and Mrs. Bailey P. Upton, Onsby Upton, Robert Upton, Carson Upton; Clate Upton; Mr. and Mrs. Grover C. Ward; Buel and Leonard Ward; Mr. and Mrs. M.L. Gibbons; Mrs. Nannie Brown; Mrs. Emma Fiske; Miss Verble Bilyeu, and Wheeler Buck and others.

John Robbins is a farmer, one of the best in his section.

He seldom comes to Livingston, or elsewhere, except induced by business.


Mrs. Evaline Maynord, 70, wife of Thomas Maynord, a farmer of Willow Grove, died suddenly at her home Friday. She was born and reared and spent her entire life in the community where she died. She was for more than forty years a member of the Missionary Baptist church at fellowship.

Surviving are her husband and one son, Elvis Maynord, of Willow Grove; and six grandchildren, James L. Hogan, a brother, and two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Howard of Livingston and Mrs. Petway Dennis of Willow Grove, Cato C. Taylor, of Livingston, Dr. Harlan Taylor and Dr. Wm. A. Howard of Cookeville, are nephews and J. Laken Maynord, Livingston, is a brother-in-law.

Funeral and burial rites were held Sunday at Fellowship.


Announcement has been made of the marriage of Miss Golda Mae Ashburn to Jimmie Lee Dillon which took place November 3. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ashburn, of Oak Hill Community. The groom is the son of Hillis Dillon of Rickman. They will reside near Rickman.



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