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80 Years Ago

Archives 05-18-2005

70 Years Ago


May 11 - May 17, 1935
70 Years Ago In Overton County (from the files of the Overton County Library)

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Harvey Lynn, 69, widely known farmer of near Monroe, died at his home on Friday, May 3, at 9:30 p.m., of heart dropsy, after an illness of several months.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ellie Hicks Lynn, and one sister, Mrs. Martha Jackson.

He was a member of the Methodist Church.

Funeral services were held Sunday by the Rev. John A. Coleman, at Monroe, at 10:00 a.m.


Mrs. Prillie Ogletree, 71, widow of the late Rece Ogletree, died at her home near Hilham, on Sunday, May 12, at 7:00 p.m., after a lingering illness of several months.

She was a member of the Church of Christ, was well known, and had many friends.

She is survived by four children, two sons, Ross and Willie Ogletree, and two daughters, Mrs. Lucy Miller, of Chattanooga, and Mrs. Effie Tilton, of Detroit, MI. She is also survived by five brothers, Lewis Christian, of Overton County, and Alva, George, Hubert, and Gilbert Christian, of Oklahoma, and two sisters, Mrs. Dora Upton, of Hilham, and Mrs. Leona Buck, of Oklahoma.

Funeral services were conducted on Monday afternoon by the Rev. James Hooten and Rev. A.A. Cunningham, with burial in the family graveyard.


Isaac T. Nolen, 75, farmer of the Third District of Overton County, died at his home near Flatt Creek, on Tuesday evening, May 14, of paralysis.

He was born and reared in the community and was well known and highly respected and had many friends. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Veo Gore Nolen, and five children, two sons, Robert and Marion Nolen, and three daughters, Mrs. Golden Qualls and Miss Cora Nolen, of Overton County, and Mrs. Charles Gragg, of Roberson County, and several grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with burial at the Mt. Gilead Cemetery.


William F. Moody, of the Second District has announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for the office of tax assessor of Overton County, subject to the action of the people in the coming primary.

A native of Overton County, having been born and reared near Hardy's Chapel in the Second District, the son of the late Robert R. Moody, well known ex-Confederate soldier. he is one of the county's most highly respected citizens. He has been engaged in the lumber and sawmill business in various sections of the county for a number of years, and is well known, for his honesty and fair dealing.

He has always been a strong Democrat and has never held public office. He solicits your vote and influence and wishes to assure all voters that their support will be highly appreciated.

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