March 2 - March 8, 1935
70 Years Ago In Overton County (from the files of the Overton County
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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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Overton County News
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P.O. Box 479
Livingston, Tennessee 38570