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Archives 12-10-2008

70 Years Ago

Funeral services held for Miss Sarah Ray, 72
Funeral services for Miss Sarah Ray, 72, of the Ninth District of Overton County, who died at her home near Cedar Springs on Tuesday, December 15, at 4 P.M. after a long illness, were conducted on Wednesday afternoon at Cedar Springs, by the Rev. Talmadge Reed, of Monterey, with burial in the cemetery at that place.
Miss Ray was a daughter of the late Magness Ray who was a Confederate soldier in the War Between the States.
Surviving are two sisters, Misses Polly and Ana Ray, two brothers, Mat Ray of Overton County, and Jack Ray of Putnam County.

Robert S. Masters to celebrate 86th birthday
Robert S. Masters, of the Hilham community of Overton County, will celebrate his eighty-sixth birthday on Friday, January 1st.
He is the senior member of five generations now living. He was born, reared, and has spent his entire life in the community, and has never been more than forty miles from his home.
His school days were limited to about six months in the school room as the schools were suspended much of the time during his youth, which was the reconstruction days after the War Between the States, but by home study he acquired a fair education and is an excellent reader.
His eyesight is excellent, he being able to read newspapers without glasses, and no man in his community is better informed on the news of the world. He has been a constant reader of the Bible for more than seventy years, and declares its teachings as a standard of living and life.
In the nineties he served for two terms as a member of the Overton County Court, during which time he says he married forty-eight couples.
Although living on a farm he has spent most of his life as a carpenter, cabinet maker, and blacksmith, and still works sometimes making chairs, tables, and other items.

 

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