April 27 - May 3, 1935
70 Years Ago In Overton County (from the files of the Overton County
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Fourteen marriage licenses were issued by H.C. Swallows, county
court clerk of Overton County, during the month of April.
They are: Jonie Maynord and Lucy B. Taylor, Willie E. Jones and
Lassie Ledbetter, Ilus Hunter and Beatrice Martin, C.C. Coleman
and Arvy Garrett, Claude Stewart and Maggie Matthews, Leeman Wright
and Eunice Linder, Arvil Conner and Mable Worley, Landis Allen and
Clara Copeland, John Nash and Bertha Copeland, Kermit Williams and
Fannie McDonald, Charles Carlock and Irene Bowden, Ivis Hunter and
Connie Ledbetter, Ray Bilbrey and Minnie Hammock, and Merchasen
W. Wilson and Ora Mae Hargis.
Mrs. A.R. Ward entertained Monday evening, April 29, with a surprise
birthday dinner complementing her daughter, Malise.
Seated at the table with the honoree were Miss Ada Dean Brown,
Elizabeth McMillin, Esther Tucker, Pauline Matheny, and Loreta Lollar.
Mrs. Ward was assisted in entertaining by her daughter, Juanita.
Malise was presented a nice collection of gifts.
Mrs. Marietta Henson Myers, who was ninety years old last Thursday,
celebrated the anniversary of her birth at the home of her eldest
son, J. Henson Myers, where an elaborate dinner was served, having
been prepared by Mrs. James Myers.
Mrs. Marietta H. Myers, with one exception, that of her brother,
James W. Henson, is the eldest person who was born in Livingston
to remain here during her entire life.
Her husband, Phillip Myers, celebrated his eighty-fifth birthday
on the 2nd day of December, 1934. They are each in good health and
actively engaged in some sort of work every day.
Only the near relatives were present, E. Thurman Myers, son and
wife, and James W. Henson, brother and wife, participated with the
honor guests at dinner.
Chas Spurrier, Trammel Ledbetter and W.D. Means attended the funeral
of Wylie Tinch at Cookeville, Monday.
Rev. and Mrs. S.M. Ensor of Cross Plains were guests of their daughter,
Mrs. R.B. Oakley, the first of the week.
Rev. Eastland who has been working in Wynne, Arkansas, for the
past few weeks, spent the week-end at home.
Mr. and Mrs. T.L. Passons of Cookeville, attended the Legion and
Auxilliary meeting here Wednesday night.
Mrs. Blanchard Duke of Cookeville is spending the week with her
parents, Rev. and Mrs. S.A.D. Smith.
J.Y. Spicer has moved to Perry Windle’s property in East Livingston
recently vacated by Mr. and Mrs. Hargis.
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Overton County News
415 West Main Street
P.O. Box 479
Livingston, Tennessee 38570