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70 Years Ago


February 16- February 22, 1935
70 Years Ago In Overton County (from the files of the Overton County Library)

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odd but true: Napoleon was a great user of perfume. He used two bottles of cologne a day.


Miss Hentietta Overton, 26, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Overton, on Roaring River, Saturday morning, February 2, following a week's illness of influenza.

Miss Overton had been a member of the Church of Christ for a number of years and was a young lady of many lovely traits of character. After finishing the grades at home schools she attended high school at Alpine and Livingston.

She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Overton; one sister, Mrs. Whitson Smith; two brothers, Bruce and Homer Overton. One brother, Baxter, preceded her in death in 1929. Besides these many other relatives and friends mourn her death.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the home of Eld. John W. Fox, assisted by Eld. J.B. Gaither, and interment was in the Overton cemetery, near the home.


Wilma Jean, the two months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alete Poston, died at the home of her parents in Livingston, Tuesday, of whooping cough and flu, after an illness of two weeks.

Surviving are her parents, three brothers and one sister.

Funeral services were held by the Rev. S.D. Organ, pastor of the M.E. church, Wednesday, at Okolona church, with burial in the Okolona cemetery.


Leo Boles, 11, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Simon H. Brown, of the Third District, died February 6, after an illness of two months of tuberculosis and menengitis.

Surviving are his father, Allen R. Boles; one sister, Helen B. Boles, and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary Lynn Boles, all residents of Hilham.

Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. A.A. Cunningham, of the Church of Nazarene, and Elder Lafayette Hunter, of the Church of Christ, at Cedar Hill church, February 7. Burial was in the Dale family cemetery.


The eight-month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clester Cravens died Thursday of bronchial pneumonia at the home of her parents near Livingston, after an illness of six days.

Surviving are the parents, two brothers, Clarence and Carlos; and four sisters, Mrs. Ellen C. Ogletree, Effie, Ethel, and Esther Cravens.

Funeral services were held by Elder Cecil Holt, of the Church of Christ at the Davis family cemetery near Howard Chapel, Friday. Burial was in the same place.



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