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80 Years Ago

Archives 03-05-2008

70 Years Ago

February 27, 1938
to March 4, 1938

Marriage Licenses issued
during month of May

Marriage Licenses issued by H.C. Swallows, County Court Clerk of Overton County, for the month of May, are as follows:

Verlie Kates and Salenit Hicks; Truman Lynn and Katie Jones; Walter Shepherd and Odean Hall; A.B. Hembree and Lillie Brown; Aaron Ferrill and Bessie Carr; Alvin Hicks and Dorothy Grider; Cecil Speck and Dimple Means; George Harvill and Ruby Vaughn Phillips; Walter Eugene Dent and
Hazel Key; and Marshall McFerrin and Pauline Storie.

Funeral held for
Mrs. Mayme Matheny

Mrs. Mayme Matheny, 39, wife of Albert T. Matheny of Livingston, died at her home on Wednesday, June 2, at 3:30 p.m. of paralysis, after an illness of three months.

She was born and reared near Cookeville, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Stokley Phy and had lived in Livingston for the past three years, where her husband is the owner and manager of L.A. Cafe.

She had been a member of the Missionary Baptist Church for many years and had many friends in Livingston and Cookeville.

Besides her husband, she is survived by two children, one duaghter, Pauline Matheny and one son, Albert T. Matheny, Jr., and one step-son, Herman Matheny, of Cookeville; three sisters, Mrs. Mollie Sherrill, of Leonard, Texas, Mrs. Maudie Thomas of Graham, Tenn., and Mrs. Mattie Pinkston of Cookeville; and two brothers, Payton Phy of Graham, Tenn., and Mack Phy of Cookeville.

Funeral services were conducted yesterday at 1 p.m. at the residence by Rev. Evie Tucker. The body was brought to Algood, where short services were conducted by the Rev. Tucker and the Rev. Sam Edwards of Cookeville. Burial was in the Algood Cemetery.

14 year-old drowning victim
rescued by Gerald Reed

Earl Norrod, 14, Sunday owed his life to the quick-thinking of another youngster, Gerald Reed, 16, who dived off the concrete retaining wall after young Norrod and gone down for the third time in Monterey Lake.
Several persons were swimming in the lake at the time, but no one had noticed the drowning boy.

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