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Archives 09-10-2008

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U.S. Marine Corps to enlist 39 men during March
A quota of 39 enlistments for March has been assigned the U.S. Marine Corps Recruitting Office, Macon, Ga., headquarters for this area. It is announced by Major J.M. Tidsley, officer in charge.
Young men between the ages of 18 and 25 can enlist and will be selected from among the applicants submitting their qualifications on forms supplied by the Macon office, it is reported. They must be of good moral character and not less than 66 inches in height. Completion of one year of senior high school is required.

Thomas J. Hammons died Tuesday at his home
Thomas J. Hammons, 82, farmer of the First District of this county died at his home near Rickman, on Tuesday, March 2, at 6:30 a.m., after a prolonged illness.
He had been a faithful member of the Freewill Baptist Church for many years and was active in civic work.
His wife, Mrs. Margaret Bilbrey Hammons, died six years ago.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lizzie Nelson, with whom he lived, and Mrs. Bertha Warden; four sons, Robert and Irvin Hammons of Overton County, and Floyd and Troy Hammons of the West.
Funeral arrangements had not been made Wednesday pending arrival of his sons.

Marriage Licenses issued during month of March
Marriage Licenses issued by H.C. Swallows, County Court Clerk for Overton County, for the month of February, are as follows: Osroe Reynolds and Leona Taylor; Wint Hooten and Nola Walker; Lee France and Etta Phipps; Ralph Smith and Agnes Baldwin; and Guy Wilson and Etta Hargis.

Funeral services held for Miss Lula McDonald
Miss Lula McDonald, aged 39 years, daughter of James McDonald and Mrs. Lean Smith McDonald, died on Sunday, February 14, 1937, after a lingering illness. She was a faithful Christian and highly respected.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Ova Ledford of Ivyton; four brothers, Ben, Bug, and Otis McDonald, of Livingston, and Harrison McDonald of Clarkrange Cumberland County.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. E.M. Smith of the Missionary Baptist Church Monday, February 15, at 3 p.m. at the McDonald home in the Tenth District. Burial was at Cedar Point or better known as the Ferrill graveyard.

 

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