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80 Years Ago

Archives 10-29-2008

70 Years Ago

Marriage licenses
issued during January

Marriage licenses issued by H.C. Swallows, county court clerk, for the month of January 1937, are as follows;

Bill Pierce and Zelpha Barlow; Ernest T. Arline and Vella Rains; Sewell Ledbetter and Lizzie Smith; Thomas B. Hunter and Lois Bowers; C.H. Myers and Vilda P. Ledbetter; J.M. Crawford and Ana Lee Sevier; Leo Boles and Imogene Stewart; Bill Perry and Alma Westmoreland; Ester Burgess and Olyne Holman; and Elmo Bilbrey and Emma England.

Funeral services held for
Richard Thomas Carr

Richard Thomas Carr, known familiarly as “R.T.” Carr, one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of the First district, died at his home at Netherland after an illness of several weeks duration. His ancestors were among the stalwart pioneers who settled in the territory of Overton County more than a century ago. He was a son of the late William and Eliza Jane Copeland Carr and was a widower, his wife, Mrs. Martha Jolly Carr, having died nine years ago.

He was honorable and uncompromising in contending for what he believed to be right. He had been a faithful member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows more than forty years.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Willie C. Stockton of Rickman; and three brothers, C.T. and S.E. Carr of Livingston, and Harrison Carr of Okema, Oklahoma.

Funeral services were held at the residence of Elder J. Brockett Hastings on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. and were concluded at the Copeland grave yard, two miles south of Livingston at 11 o’clock, where Livingston Lodge No. 302m I.O.O.F., had charge and administered the rites of the order.

Rites held for
Mrs. Tennie D. Hammons

Mrs. Tennie Dishman Hammons, 66, wife of Arthur Hammons of the Rickman community of the First district of Overton County, died at the Cookeville hospital on Sunday forenoon, Jan. 31, after a prolonged illness.
She was a member of the Methodist Church, affiliating with the Paran congregation. Surviving besides her husband are one daughter, Tina Belle Hammons, of Rickman; three sons, Paul and George Hammons of Overton County, and Lester Dishman of Crossville; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Ramsey and Mrs. Alice Copeland of Allred; and four brothers, Ed and Thomas Dishman of Brotherton and George and Denton Dishman of Overton County.

Funeral services were held Monday morning at Paran church, with burial in Paran cemetery.



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