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80 Years Ago

Archives 03-29-2006

70 Years Ago

March 21 - 27, 1936
70 Years Ago In Overton County (from the files of the Overton County Library)

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Joe Boswell dies at home in Allred
Funeral services for Joe Boswell, 61, farmer of the tenth district of Overton County, who died at his home in Allred, on Sunday, March 22, of pneumonia, were conducted on Monday with burial in the Falling Springs cemetery.

He is survived by his wife and several children.


Bud McDonald dies at Cookeville hospital
Martin Luther McDonald, familiarly known as "Bud" McDonald, age 53, died at the Cookeville hospital on Friday, March 20, while undergoing an operation for appendicitis, having been ill only a few hours.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ollie Copeland McDonald, and one sister, Mrs. Jane Robertson of Alexandria, Tenn.; and four brothers, Maynard and Amos McDonald of Algood.

Funeral services were held at the Baptist church in North Livingston, on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. by the Rev. Herman Cawley of the Baptist Church. Burial was in the Bethlehem cemetery.


Reba Taylor Smith dies at her home
Mrs. Reba Taylor Smith, 30, wife of Tracy Smith, of the Red Banks community of the eleventh district of Overton County, died at her home on Tuesday night, March 24, after a brief illness.

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Taylor, who survive her.

Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, with burial in the Red Hill cemetery.


John Hammock dies after lingering illness
Funeral services for John Hammock, 47, chairmaker and carpenter, of the Puncheon Camp community of the tenth district of Overton County, who died at his home on Monday, March 23, at 6 p.m. after a lingering illness of several months, were conducted on Tuesday, with burial in the Austin graveyard.

He was a widely known and highly respected Christian gentleman. Surviving are his wife and several children.


Marjorie Taylor dies after brief illness
Marjorie Taylor, 22, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Taylor, of the Alpine community, died at the home of her parents, on Wednesday, March 25, at 1:00 a.m. after a brief illness.

Surviviors are a son, A.G. Taylor; her parents; four sisters, Auda, Nora, Ethel, and L.V. Taylor; and two brothers, Ausley and Odus Taylor.

Funeral services will be conducted at Taylor's Cross Roads on Thursday, with burial in the cemetery there.



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