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80 Years Ago

Archives 02-06-2008

70 Years Ago

January 30, 1938
February 5, 1938

Men working on
Rickman-Monterey Highway

   Work on the Rickman to Monterey Highway of grading and ditching preparatory to resurfacing the highway is going forward under Jim Howard, foreman. After this highway is resurfaced it will have a crew of men to keep it up, as other state highways are maintained.

Thomas Sullivan dies
after long illness

   Funeral services were held for Thomas A. “Bud” Sullivan, 67, a farmer of the Fairview Community, near Clay and Overton County line, Thursday, June 24 at Fellowship Church. He died at his home Wednesday after a prolonged illness.
    He was the son of the late Thomas Sullivan and was highly respected. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Burgess Sullivan, and a half-sister, Mrs Alpha Barker, Evansville, Indiana.

Rites held for
Martha Robbins Conatser

   Last rites were conducted Saturday for Mrs. Martha Robbins Conatser at her home, in the Alpine community. The Rev. Henry C. Geiger conducted the funeral. She was a member of the Christian Church.
    Surviving are her husband, Andy Conatser; three daughters, Mrs. Garstal Smith, Misses Ura and Ruby Conatser, Alpine; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Brown, Cumberland County, Mrs. Luvada Garrett, Monterey; and four brothers, Samuel and Tice Robbins, Cookeville, Willis Robbins, Monterey, and W.C. Robbins, Olathe, Colorado.

Funeral held for
Alice Handy Newberry

   Mrs. Alice Handy Newberry, 65, wife of Millard Newberry of the 11th District of Overton County, died at her home near Monroe, on Saturday, June 26, after an illness of about ten weeks.
    She had been a member of the Methodist Church for many years.
    She is survived besides her husband by two sisters, Mrs. Joe Stephens of Nashville and Mrs. W.G. Warren of Nashville; six brothers, Bethel Pitcock of Baptist Ridge, Bart Pitcock of Butler’s Landing, Elzie Pitcock of Amqul, Tenn., Don Pitcock of Beaverhill, Morris Pitcock of Sweetwater and Bennett Pitcock of Nashville.
    Funeral services were conducted on  Sunday afternoon by the Rev. Tommie Ferrill and the Rev. Savage Wright with burial in the Honey Springs cemetery near Crawford.


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