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Archives 12-28-2005

70 Years Ago


December 21 - December 27, 1935
70 Years Ago In Overton County (from the files of the Overton County Library)

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Celina Merchant Enters Race for Representative
A.J. Dale, Celina merchant, has announced his candidacy for flortorial representative for this district, subject to the action of the democratic primary.

Mr. Dale has been for many years a successful business man and merchant and feels that he is well qualified for the office.

He has been Circuit Court Clerk for Clay County, serving two terms and has been active in county and state politics for a number of years.


Mrs. Ova Allred, wife of Jonathan Allred, has received word of her appointment to the position of postmistress at Crawford, Tennessee, and will assume her new duties at an early date.

Mrs. Allred succeeds Hubert Copeland, who has served as acting postmaster at the place for the past fifteen months. She is well qualified for the new position and is widely known.


Funeral services for Jasper Marion Sevier, 55, who died at his home near Allons on Wednesday, December 18, at 5:00 p.m. after a lingering illness, were conducted on Friday at 10:00 a.m. by the Revs. John M. Brown, Millard Maynard, and Noah W. Maynard, all of the Missionary Baptist Church, at Allons, with burial in the Hoover Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lillie Holt Sevier; two daughters, Mrs. Lena Eldridge and Mrs. Vechel Winningham; one son, Marion Sevier; two sisters, Mrs. Nora Copeland and Mrs. Maggie Morrow; and four brothers, John and Lafayette Sevier of Overton County, Osrow and Alto Sevier of Fendee, Kentucky.

He was said to be a direct decendant of former Gov. John Sevier, first governor of Tennessee.


Fat Cattle Bring Good Prices at Annual Show
A total of 1001 head of cattle entered in the eleventh annual Fat Cattle Show and Sale at Nashville December 11-12, sold for a total of $68,000 at auction at the close of the event or an average of 8-1/2 cents per pound, states L.A. Richardson, UT Extension Livestock specialist.


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