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80 Years Ago

Archives 11-12-2008

70 Years Ago

Funeral services held for Mr. L.T. Sells
L.T. Sells, 81, prominent farmer of Pickett County, died at his home at Obed River bridge Saturday, January 9.
Mr. Sells contracted pneumonia December 29, while at Byrdstown attending business affairs and was carried home. His condition gradually grew worse until his death.
Mr. Sells was born and reared in Bowlstown. He married Mrs. Margaret Harman, who died last January 29.
Funeral services were held at his home Sunday morning by the Rev. Curtis Holt. The body was carried to the Williams cemetery, where the Masons took charge of the services.
He is survived by one niece, Mrs. E.L. Crouch, two nephews, Bill and Raymond Sells.

“Uncle Dick” Mitchell celebrates 77th birthday
R.L. “Uncle Dick” Mitchell, who is perhaps, the most widely known man in Overton County, celebrated his 77th birthday on Monday, January 18.
Saturday night, January 16, his son, Attorney-General John A. Mitchell and Mrs. Mitchell entertained with a dinner in his honor at their home in Cookeville. Other guests present for the occasion were Mr. Mitchell’s three daughters, Misses Irene, Lucy Price, and Ruth Lee Mitchell.
Mr. Mitchell was born near Livingston on January 18, 1860, a son of Joseph Marion Mitchell and Frances Marina Poteet Mitchell. He was reared by his grandparents, his father having died when he was two years-old, and his mother when he was nine.
Mr. Mitchell is widely known for his willingness to help those who are in distress, to lend a word of encouragement to those who are discouraged, and to visit those who are sick.

Mrs. Sophie Rooker to run for County Register
Mrs. Sophie Rooker makes formal announcement for her candidacy for re-election as the Democratic nominee for the office of Register of Overton County, subject to the action of the people in the coming Democratic primary election.
Mrs. Rooker was nominated 4 years ago by a landslide majority, and elected in the regular election without opposition.
She has made a competent and efficient register and her experience during one term will better qualify her to serve the people.
Mrs. Rooker wishes to express her thanks to the people for the confidence placed in her by electing her to this responsible position, and wishes to assure the voters that if she is re-elected she will continue to faithfully and diligently serve the people to the best of her ability.



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