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70 Years Ago


March 2 - March 8, 1935
70 Years Ago In Overton County (from the files of the Overton County Library)

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Marriage licenses issued by H.O. Swallows, county court clerk of Overton County during the month of February were:
Lonie Neal and Lena Hodges, Baseil Farmer and Ima Bilbrey, Hollis Copeland and Ethelyne Matheny, Elonzo Brown and Myrtle Eldridge, Sam Fields and Mandy Johnson, M.P. Reynolds and Lucile Bowman, Ernest Thompson and Lillie Philips, Clyde Looper and Woodly Looper, Stanley Dial and Delsie Ledbetter, Willie Harris and Ina Phillips, Levi E. Hanley and Zula J. Williams, Clayton Chaffin and Edna Martin, and Osco Beasley and Daisy Roberson.


"The Man With Two Faces", a good picture for young and old. Very interesting. See Edgar G. Robinson play a double part at the Dixie on Wednesday.


The board of Stewards and officials of the Methodist church met Tuesday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Winningham. Reports of the officials were made and several matters of vital importance to the church were discussed.

After the business was concluded, a social hour was enjoyed and Mrs. Winningham served delicious refreshments.

Those present were: Rev. and Mrs. S.D. Organ, Mr. and Mrs. S.J. Bilbrey, Mr. and Mrs. T.B. Copeland, Mrs. L.F. Zachery, Miss Alice Johnson, Mrs. A.R. Ward, Miss Ova Speck, Mrs. Ray Eastland, and Miss Maude Speck.


Annoucement has been made of the wedding of Albert Averitt to Miss Fay Crabtree, which was solemnized on Saturday, February 2, at Albany, Kentucky, the ceremony being said by Judge Perry Smith. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd S. Crabtree of near Alpine and was a junior in the Alpine High School. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.K. Averitt of Livingston. They will make their home in Livingston.


Clinton Brown, age 43, widely known and highly respected farmer of the Sixth district of Overton County, died at his home near Geiger Springs, Tuesday morning, of pnuemonia, after a brief illness.

He was an Odd Fellow and a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, being an elder in the church at Ruth's Chapel.

He is survived by his wife, and eleven children, as follows: eight sons, Benton, Charlie, Haskel, Hubert, Willie, Carlie, Loyd, and Charlie Brown; three daughters, Reba, Linnie, and Virgie Brown; his father, Frank Brown; four brothers, Wylie, James, Clure, and Towny Brown; and three sisters, Mrs. Hence Judd, Mrs. Herbert Eldridge, and Miss Lexie Brown. Funeral services will be conducted at Ruth's Chapel on Wednesday with burial in the cemetery there.


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