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70 Years Ago

March 6 - 13, 1936
70 Years Ago In Overton County (from the files of the Overton County Library)

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Overton Co. teacher marries 8th grade pupil
A marriage ceremony did not change the status in school of pupil and teacher in the case of Miss Pauline Roberts, a teacher in the Independence school, in the seventh district of Overton County, who was married to Harlis Reeder, an eight grade pupil in the same school.

The ceremony was performed on Monday morning by the Rev. Porter F. Taylor, and immediately afterward, Mr. and Mrs. Reeder went back to school to take up their duties as pupil and teacher.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Roberts of the Hatcher's Hill community. She received her B.S. degree at Tennessee Polytechnic Institute at Cookeville in 1934.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Willis Reeder of the Taylor's Cross Roads community.


Wilson & Ledbetter wed in Albany, KY
Mildred Lucille Wilson, formerly of Guyton, Georgia, and Hassel Marion Ledbetter, of Alpine, Tennessee, were married in Albany, Ky., February 29th.

The bride is the daughter of D.C. Wilson of Cynthiana, Kentucky. The groom is the son of J.M. Ledbetter of Alpine.

Both the bride and the groom are students in the Alpine High School.


Maude Norris, 31, dies after long illness
Funeral services for Miss Maude Norris, 31, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Norris of the Sulphur community of the second district of Overton County, were conducted on Sunday afternoon, March 8, by the Rev. Benton Smith and W.H. Bilbrey, with burial in the Eckles graveyard.

Miss Norris died on Saturday, March 7, after a lingering illness of several years.

Besides her parents, she is survived by a sister, Miss Bonnie Norris; and a brother, Farris Norris.


Hawkins dies of burns received in grass fire
James (Jim Pop) Hawkins, 84, died Friday night, March 6, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charity Hawkins of Willow Grove, Clay County, from burns he suffered late Friday afternoon when he fell before the onrush of flames burning sage grass near the Hawkins home.

Mr. Hawkins, who was spending a few weeks with his daughter, had walked out to the field to watch the burning of the grass and fell trying to run from the flames when the fire spread in his direction. He died a few hours later.

He lived in the Monroe community for many years. He had many friends and was highly respected.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Charity Hawkins, of Willow Grove, and Mrs. Cora Maynard, of Cordell, Okla.; and three sons, Lonzie Robbins, postmaster at Monroe and secretary of the Overton County Farm Association, Moses Robbins of Monroe and Henry Robbins of Crossville.

Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Sunday by the Rev. John A. Coleman with burial in the Red Hill cemetery.


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