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Funeral rites held for Mrs. Lizzie Morrow|
Funeral rites were held for Mrs. Lizzie Howard Morrow, 77, widow of the late A. Morrow, at the Allons Baptist Church, by Rev. John H. Brown, on Tuesday, April 26 at 4:00 p.m., she having died suddenly on Monday, April 26, at 11:00 a.m. at her home near Allons in the twelfth district of Overton County.

She was the daughter of the late Bry Howard and Mrs. Harriet Sells Howard, her father, having served as a Confederate soldier, was the recipent of a state pension for many years.
    
Mrs. Morrow was from her girlhood, a loyal member of the Missionary Baptist Church.
    
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Cordell Cravens of Dixon, KY., Mrs. Horlie Pierce, Mrs. LaFayette Sevier, and Mrs. Caleb White, of Overton County; two sons, Burris Morrow of the Oakley Community; one brother, George A. Howard, of Livingston, Route No. 2; and two sisters, Mrs. Ollie Harris of Allons and Mrs. Ella Brady of Livingston.

 

Addis Sullivan celebrates 62nd Anniversary
Addis Sullivan of Timothy, fourth district, was honored by his children, relatives, friends, and neighbors at his home on Saturday, April 24, when the sixty-second anniversary of his birth was fittingly celebrated by the spreading of an old time basket dinner which had been provided in abundance by his children and friends.
    At the noon hour, all having assembled the baskets the other containers were opened and the contents spread in the yard, making an attractive display of choice food in which sixty-four persons delightfully participated.
    Two of his three brothers, Ambrose Sullivan of Cookeville and Eby Sullivan of Celina, were present, the other N.B. Sullivan, a resident of Illinois, was absent.
    Shirley Sullivan, a nephew, of Livingston, attended the dinner and when met in Livingston on the following day, was  complaining and when interrogated, reluctantly explained that he had attended the birthday dinner and had eaten too much.
    After serving the refreshments, a social reunion was enjoyed the remainder of the afternoon.

 

Funeral services held for T.E. Jackson
Thomas E. Jackson, 47, former saw mill operator, of near Algood, died on Sunday, April 25, at 10 a.m. after a week’s illness.

He underwent an operation for appendicitis on last Wednesday night in a Cookeville hospital.
    
He was born and reared in the first district of Overton County, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sutton Jackson. He was a member of the M.E. Church, South, with membership at Paran.
    
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dora Cobble Jackson; two daughters, Essie Mae and Johnnie Pearl Jackson; two sons, Carson and Cosby Lee Jackson; one sister, Mrs. Sallie Letner; and four brothers, Willis Jackson of Detriot, Mich., Hoy Jackson of Carthage Junction,  Pierce Jackson of Buffalo Valley and Joe Jackson of near Murfreesboro.
    
Funeral services were conducted on Monday at 10:00 a.m. at Paran by the Rev. T.J. Major, the pastor, with burial in the cemetery there.
    
S.D. Poteet, L.P. Speck, Pete Deck, Frank Finley, Fred Burton, and Mr. Barlow were active pallbearers.


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