January 16, 1937 to January 22, 1937
Funeral services held for Mr. L.T. Sells
L.T. Sells, 81, prominent farmer of Pickett County, died at his
home at Obed River bridge Saturday, January 9.
Mr. Sells contracted pneumonia December 29, while at Byrdstown
attending business affairs and was carried home. His condition gradually
grew worse until his death.
Mr. Sells was born and reared in Bowlstown. He married Mrs. Margaret
Harman, who died last January 29.
Funeral services were held at his home Sunday morning by the Rev.
Curtis Holt. The body was carried to the Williams cemetery, where
the Masons took charge of the services.
He is survived by one niece, Mrs. E.L. Crouch, two nephews, Bill
and Raymond Sells.
"Uncle Dick" Mitchell celebrates 77th birthday
R.L. "Uncle Dick" Mitchell, who is perhaps, the most widely
known man in Overton County, celebrated his 77th birthday on Monday,
Saturday night, January 16, his son, Attorney-General John A. Mitchell
and Mrs. Mitchell entertained with a dinner in his honor at their
home in Cookeville. Other guests present for the occasion were Mr.
MitchellÕs three daughters, Misses Irene, Lucy Price, and Ruth Lee
Mr. Mitchell was born near Livingston on January 18, 1860, a son
of Joseph Marion Mitchell and Frances Marina Poteet Mitchell. He
was reared by his grandparents, his father having died when he was
two years-old, and his mother when he was nine.
Mr. Mitchell is widely known for his willingness to help those
who are in distress, to lend a word of encouragement to those who
are discouraged, and to visit those who are sick.
Mrs. Sophie Rooker to run for County Register
Mrs. Sophie Rooker makes formal announcement for her candidacy for
re-election as the Democratic nominee for the office of Register
of Overton County, subject to the action of the people in the coming
Democratic primary election.
Mrs. Rooker was nominated 4 years ago by a landslide majority,
and elected in the regular election without opposition.
She has made a competent and efficient register and her experience
during one term will better qualify her to serve the people.
Mrs. Rooker wishes to express her thanks to the people for the
confidence placed in her by electing her to this responsible position,
and wishes to assure the voters that if she is re-elected she will
continue to faithfully and diligently serve the people to the best
of her ability.
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Overton County News
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