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70 Years Ago


December 30 1934-January 4, 1935
70 Years Ago In Overton County (from the files of the Overton County Library)

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Mrs. Lou Speck, 58, wife of John J. Speck, of the Highland Community, died at her home, December 20, after an illness of six months. She had been a faithful member of the Missionary Baptist Church for more than 30 years, affiliating with the Union Academy congregation.

Her maiden name was Lou Shelton, being a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Spotwood Shelton, and was born in the community where she died.

Surviving are her husband and the following children, Claude Speck, of Leesburg, FL, Cordell Speck, Mrs. Hicks Bilbrey, Mrs. Bassell Phillips, and Mrs. Boyd Miller, all of Overton County.

Funeral services were held by the Rev. John Phillips, of the Missionary Baptist Church, at the Oakley Cemetery, Friday with burial at the same place.


Mrs. Thomas Becomes The Bride of R.L. Eldridge A marriage of interest to a wide circle of friends is that of Robert L. Eldridge, of this place, to Miss Mary Irene Thomas, of Tuscumbia, AL, which was solemnized on Monday, Dec. 24, at high noon, in the home of the bride, with the Rev. J.T. Harris, of Lawrenceburg, officiating, in the presence of the family and a representative of the family and a representative assemblage of relatives and friends.

The proximity of the Christmas season was emphasized in the decorations of the home, with quanities of holly, mistletoe, and cedar being used. A beautiful Christmas tree adorned the living room and the mantel was banked with greens studded with bright red berries.


Celebrate Birthday

The children of J. Kelley Hunter of Hunter Cove, Allons, together with the community at large stormed Mr. Hunter with a basket dinner, honoring him with his eighty-second birthday, on December 24. Those attending included his children and relatives and neighbors and friends.

He is perhaps the oldest man in his vicinity. He is highly respected and resides in the home of his father where he was born, never having lived elsewhere. His children are as follows, five sons, Dudley Hunter, of Florida; Walter Quitman, J.P. and L.B. Hunter; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Ann Peterman, Mrs. Odell Langford, and Mrs. Callie Swift, all residents of Overton County.

J. Kelley Hunter has 44 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. While Mr. Hunter has not done any hard labor for a few years, he maintains his faculties wonderfully well.


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