March 23 - March 29, 1935
70 Years Ago In Overton County (from the files of the Overton County
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John Fillmore Martin, 78, prosperous farmer and one of the most
widely known citizens of the Seventh District of Overton County,
died at his home near Independence Friday, of the flu. He had been
a member of the Church of Christ for many years.
He was the son of the late Ephriam and Jane Garrett Martin. He
is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sarah Vann Martin; a son, Dillard
Martin; three grandchildren; three brothers; James Martin of Winniewood,
OK, Sam Martin of Overton County, and Searcy Martin of Oklahoma;
two sisters, Mrs. Bettie Clark of Willow Grove, and Mrs. Alice Parrott
of Overton County.
Funeral services were conducted last Saturday with burial in the
Miss Addie Dennis returned home Sunday afer spending several days
with her sister, Mrs. Casto Taylor.
Mr. and Mrs. Clure Brown, of Oakley, announce the arrival of a
new daughter, March 15.
Mrs. Chas. Spurrier, Misses Eva Mai Poor and Dimple Means were
in Cookeville Wednesday.
Miss Beatrice McDonald is visiting her sister, Mrs. Homer Hargis,
and other relatives in Battle Creek, MI.
E.A. Norrod and son, H.L. Norrod, of Hanging Limb, were in town
Tuesday on business.
Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Bilbrey have moved from the property near the
square to their farm east of town.
Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Oakley and children spent the week end with
Mr. and Mrs. L.N. Oakley, at Booze.
E.V. Arnette, of Nashville, was in town Wednesday, in the interest
of Debt Reconciliation Work.
Rev. and Mrs. E.R. Little, of McMinnville, were guests of Mr. and
Mrs. R.T. Little Tuesday.
Miss Mildred Matthews left last week for Nashville, where she will
take training in nursing.
Frank Taylor, of Eagle Creek, was in Livingston on Friday visiting
his sisters, Misses Ostie and Minnie Taylor.
Mrs. Harold Copeland and Miss Charles Moody, of Hilham, were in
Livingston on business Monday.
Mrs. E.C. Snodgrass, Billy Howard and daughter, Joyce, of Crossville,
visited her daughter, Mrs. C.C. Taylor Friday.
Jim Moredock of Phoenix, AZ, has been visiting his sisters, Miss
Willie Moredock and Mrs. Veila Evans here.
J.L. Taylor, Mrs. Thomas Greer and children, of Helena, visited
his sisters, Misses Minnie and Ostie Taylor Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Blount, of East Tennessee, spent Sunday here
with Mrs. Blount's parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.P. Jernigan.
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Overton County News
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Livingston, Tennessee 38570