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Archives 12-24-2008

70 Years Ago

Kenneth D. Wright joins US Marine Corps
Macon, Ga – The enlistment of Kenneth D. Wright in the United States Marine Corps was announced here by Major J.M. Tidsley, officer in charge of the District Recruiting Office, Macon Auditorium. He has been assigned to Parris Island, SC, for basic training.
Wright is the son of Mrs. Martha J. Wright, star route, Monroe, and a former student at Central High School, Cookeville.

Mr. & Mrs. Henson celebrate 54th Wedding Annviversary
James William Henson, age 85, and wife, Mrs. Price Riley Henson, age 75, quietly celebrated the 54th Anniversary of their marriage on Monday, November 30, at their home at 106 East Henson Street in Livingston.
Mrs. Henson was born and reared at Fox Springs, then Overton County, but Clay County since its organization in the year, 1870. She is the first cousin of secretary of state Cordell Hull. She has resided in Livingston since her marriage.
Mr. Henson was born and reared in Livingston, has lived there all his life and is the oldest native resident of the town. He has been unusally active and has been a successful farmer and businessman.
Both he and his wife are widely known and highly esteemed.

Services held for William Thomas Neal
William Thomas Neal, 78, a farmer of the Sixth District of Overton County, died at his home in the Okolona community, on Sunday, November 20, at 8:00 a.m. after a lingering illness.
He had been a member of the Freewill Baptist Church for a number of years and was widely known and highly respected.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sarah Jackson Neal; one daughter, Mrs. J.R. Ledbetter; three sons, Frank Neal of Roberson County, Willie P. Neal of Okolona, and Chester Neal of Overton County.
Funeral services were conducted at Okolona Church, five miles south of Livingston, on Monday, at 11 a.m., by the Rev. Robert Hammonds, with burial in the cemetery.

 

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