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70 Years Ago


December 20 - December 14, 1935
70 Years Ago In Overton County (from the files of the Overton County Library)

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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 complaint.

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 White County.


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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