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Archives 06-30-2010

1956 In Overton And Pickett Counties

A birthday party was given for Kelly Taylor Keisling on his 5th birthday March 16 by his mother Mrs. Ralph Keisling. Five little boys attended.
Mr. and Mrs. John Taylor of Pickett County are in Nashville.
Edd Brown, 69, well-known constable of Livingston, died suddenly March 15 of a heart attack. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 18, at Bethlehem Church. W.L. Carden of First Baptist Livingston and Willie Malone officiated. Speck-Hyder Funeral home was in charge of the arrangements. Although a native of Fentress County, Mr. Brown had resided in Overton County for more than 25 years. Mr. Brown’s first wife, Anner Franklin, died in January, 1919. The surviving daughters of this union are Mrs. Claude Stults, Mrs. Thomas Wolfe, Mrs. Gentry Qualls and Mrs.

Harlan Lewis. Other survivors include his second wife, Mrs. Lottie Evans Brown, son by this marriage, Bill Brown of Madison; sister, Mrs. Alice Neal of Oxford, California, and 11 grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Arlin King and family of Etter visited Mr. and Mrs. Velvo Story and Mr. and Mrs. Tassa Franklin Sunday.
Get your COLORED EASTER CHICKS at FRANK PUCKETT’S DRY GOODS. One chick with $2 purchase or more. Two for 25 cents.
Mrs. S.O. Huddleston returned Sunday after spending the past three months in her winter home in Umatilla, Florida.
Arvis Neal visited his uncle, Eulis Carter, and family Saturday night.
Funeral services for Mrs. Donna Rich Guffey, 77, who died at her home in Byrdstown Sunday after a long illness, were held Monday, March 19, at 2 P.M. at the Christian Church with Rev. C.L. Holt and Rev. Benton Smith officiating. Mrs. Guffey was the widow of M.A. Guffey, who preceded her in death several years ago. Surviving are sons, Fred and Tasco Guffey of Muncie, Ind. Travis Guffey of Byrdstown, daughters, Mrs. Reece Bilbrey of Static, Della Guffey of Byrdstown, sister, Etta Rich of Byrdstown, 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Interment was in Rich Cemetery.
SKYLAND DRIVE-IN THEATRE is now open every night. Enjoy a good movie in the comfort of your car. Friday, March 30: $115 cash jackpot. Showing Cinemascope-Color: “HOUSE OF BAMBOO”, Robert Ryan, Robert Stack. Saturday, March 31, Double Feature: “THE ROAD TO DENVER”, John Payne, Mona Freeman; “BERLIN EXPRESS”, Robert Ryan, Merle Oberon. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday: Audie Murphy in “TO HELL AND BACK”. Admission 45 cents. Wed.& Thurs. “SON OF SINBAD”, Dale Robertson, Salley Forrest. Color Cartoon Every Night. Hwy. 42 West Livingston, Tenn.
As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence. --- Benjamin Franklin.

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