January 25 - January 31, 1936
70 Years Ago In Overton County (from the files of the Overton County
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Chancery Court Reconvenes to Complete Docket
Chancery Court for Overton County convened in Livingston on Monday,
January 20, with Chancellor A. F. Officer presiding. Many causes
were heard and disposed of besides numerous orders made.
Judge Officer, being a member of the Livingston bar, was incompetent
in a number of causes and for the hearing of same, Judge Finis E.
Harris, a prominent member of the Cookeville bar, was elected special
chancellor and occupied the bench during the day Thursday at which
time several causes were disposed of.
Judge Officer adjourned the court on Saturday until yesterday,
when court was reconvened for the hearing of certain causes, the
disposition of which causes will virtually clear the docket at this
Chancery court, with Judge A. F. Officer presiding, on Monday,
January 27 at Celina, for the purpose of hearing the Clay County
docket, but owing to the extremely cold weather, causes were continued
and the court adjourned after a short session on Monday.
Mr. Kersey dies after an illness of 2 weeks
A.J. Kersey, 80, died at his home Monday afternoon after an illness
of two weeks. He was formerly an engineer on the Southern Railroad
and later was with the Tennesee Central Railway until he retired
from the service some few years ago.
Services were conducted at the M.E. Church, of which he was a member,
Tuesday afternoon by the Rev. O.P. Gentry.
He is survived by three children, Harry Kersey of Lancaster, TX,
Mrs. James McGee and Mrs. Robert Snowden of Danville, KY.
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