October 5 - October 11, 1935
70 Years Ago In Overton County (from the files of the Overton County
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Bud Garrett, 78, a farmer, of the Crawford community, died Tuesday,
October 8th, at 6:00 p.m. after an illness of five days duration.
He was highly respected and had been a member of the Methodist Church
for many years.
Surviving are eight children, seven sons, Link and John Garrett,
of Fentress County, Jack Garrett, Mance Garrett, Abe Garrett, Pete
Garrett, and Dud Garrett, all of Overton County; and one daughter,
Mrs. Minnie Smith, of Overton County.
His wife died several years ago.
Funeral services will be held by Rev. Savage Wright of the Missionary
Baptist Church on Wednesday, October 9th, at 3:00 p.m. at the Honey
Springs Cemetery with burial at that place.
J.R. Qualls was elected poorhouse keeper for 1936 by the Overton
County court in its regular meeting today. His bid was $6.50 per
George Howard was named poorhouse commissioner to succeed Floyd
Judge L.D. Bohannon was authorized by the court to sponsor any
WPA projects which would be beneficial to the county, the latter
to pay 30 percent of the total outlay.
An appropriation of $810 was added in the county fund for salary
of an agriculture teacher for Livingston county.
A county office building now being erected on the square in Livingston
was voted to be named for Judge L.D. Bohannon by the 29 members
of the court present.
Notaries public elected for the year were: John A. Hargrove, Miss
Lois White, J.M. Bullock, and R.L. Holt.
Prizes in a hawk killing contest sponsored by the court and its
officials were awarded as follows: First prize, $15, Marshall Swallows,
who killed 20 hawks; second prize, $10, Cortell Speck, who killed
15 hawks; and third place, $5, Odus Staggs, who killed 7 hawks.
The opening sale at the Livingston Stock Yards, held last Saturday
at John A. Hargrove barn, with a good crowd in attendance, and a
number of stock of different kinds for sale. Inclement weather may
have kept many away who would have otherwiase attended and been
in the market for cattle or had some to sell.
John H. Damron, of Albany, KY, and Jargo Allen, of Burkesville,
KY, were the auctioneers.
The managers of the Livingston Stock Yards announce that a sale
will be held every Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock and that buyers
from a number of stockyards in Kentucky and Tennessee will be present.
They announce that the highest market prices will be paid at these
sales and that the owners of stock have the right to reject any
and all bids.
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Overton County News
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