December 20 - December 14, 1935
70 Years Ago In Overton County (from the files of the Overton County
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Funeral Held for Jesse H. Peek
Funeral services for Jesse H. Peek, 78, well-known citizen of north
Livingston, who was found dead in the bed Friday morning, Dec. 13
at 5 o'clock, were conducted at the residence on Sunday morning
at 9:30 o’clock, by the Rev. S. Dewey Organ, pastor of the Livingston
Methodist Church, with burial in the Zions Hill Cemetery. A short
service was also held at the cemetery.
Mr. Peek was in his usual health Thursday and walked a mile to
Livingston and back home. He ate supper as usual and retired without
He was born and reared in the 1st district of Overton County, near
Rickman, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Peek. He moved to
Livingston twenty-two years ago and engaged in farming.
He was a member of the Methodist Church for many years with membership
at Zions Hill. He was well known and highly respected.
His wife, Mrs. Tela (Poston) Peek, died two years ago. He is survived
by five children, two daughters, Mrs. Carra Jackson of Oklahoma,
and Miss Dorsa Peek of Livingston; and three sons, Elmus Peek, educational
director of a CCC Camp at Kingsport, Kelly Peek of Detriot, MI,
and Colbert Peek of Livingston; and one brother, Elisha Peek of
The cold wave in Overton County during the past few weeks has brought
a favorable season for the slaughtering of hogs for pork and many
killed hogs. The approaching Christmas season makes it a very suitable
time for them to do their slaughtering as it will supply fresh meat
for the yuletide season.
Funeral services were held at Honey Springs, near Crawford, in
the 9th district, Overton County, for Bailey Gunter, a well known
singing master of Twinton, who died Saturday, Dec. 14, at his home
after a brief illness. He was 45 years of age and survived by his
wife and several children.
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