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70 Years Ago


December 15-December 21, 1934
70 Years Ago In Overton County (from the files of the Overton County Library)

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Mrs. M.C. Daniels is improving after an attack of the flu.

Lillie Poston spent the week-end at home.

Cora McClain visited at Harve Warren's Sunday afternoon.

A play will be held at Allons Saturday night.

Several cases of whopping cough have been reported.

Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Benson, of Old Hickery, are now at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stockton.

Aunt Jane Peterman visited aunt Mary Cole Sunday afternoon.

A kitten born at Taunton, MA, had four eyes, two mouths, one head, four legs, and one tail.


Mrs. Margaret Beaty, 68, wife of James F. Beaty, died at the home of her husband in the Oak Grove community Sunday after an illness of one year. She was an excellent Christian woman, and was a member of the Falling Springs Missionary Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband and seven children, Harvo M. Beaty, and George Beaty of Livingston, Ross and Kenneth Beaty of California; and three daughters, Mrs. Elizie Richards and Mrs. Alfred E. Ashburn, of Livingston, and Mrs. Effie Vance of Westmoreland, and one brother, K. Franklin of Corssville.

Funeral services were held by the Rev. E.M. Smith, and the Rev. H.C. Geiger, both of the Missionary Baptist Church at Oak Grove Monday. Burial was in the Good Hope Cemetery.


The death of A.S. "Shortie" Barnes, which occured at the home of his sister, Mrs. Robert Stahl, in Chattanooga, Tuesday, was a source of regret to many in Livingston, where he had been located as an employee of the State Highway Department. He had been ill two weeks before his death, being confined to his room at the Roberts Hotel here for one week.

Mr. Barnes had made many friends by his frank, fair character, and he was highly respected here. He was a member of Livingston Lodge No. 259, Free and Accepted Masons.

Funeral services were conducted in Chattanooga yesterday, and Masonic burial rites were, conducted at the grave. He is survived by six sisters and three brothers.


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