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80 Years Ago


1956 In Overton And Pickett Counties

Durell Maynord has gone to Nashville for a few days.
Nona Glasscock, who has been sick, is improving.
Gatha Crabtree visited her uncle, Hoy Clark, Saturday.
Johnie Cater attended church at McFerrin last week.
Zenith sells a cordless remote for TV.
Walter Neal is home after serving six years in the Army.
‘55 Ford Customline, Completely Equipped, $1,495. Smith’s Auto Sales, Phone 251Y, Livingston, Tenn. Tank of Gas and License Free with Each Car You Buy.
Mrs. Jesse Kelly of Texas has been visiting her mother, Mrs. Molly Sells of Allons, who has been sick.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Maynord visited his mother, Mrs. Mattie Hodges, who was ill but is better now.
Mrs. Alec Oakley, who had pneumonia, is better now.
W.L. Easterly and Pearl Easterly transferred ownership of 14 acres in the 5th district of Pickett County to Taskell C. Rich and wife.
IBM ships a hard drive, the 5 M.B., 305 RAMAC, the size of two refrigerators.
Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Taylor of Livingston are pleased to announce the birth of Rebecca Lynn, their second child, on March 14 at the Cookeville Hospital.
Mrs. Dean Wisdom of Albany, Ky. visited her mother, Mrs. Cora White of Livingston, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Luke Peterman visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hunter, Sunday.
Lady Ann March 13 Admitted Register: John West, Livingston; Haskel Langford, Algood, Rt. 2; Mrs. Ann Wilson, Hilham; Mrs. Velva Bilbrey, Alpine; Mrs. Eletta Long, Livingston. Mrs. Ova Savage, Livingston, Rt. 1; Mrs. Alice Reed, Livingston, Rt. 5; Mrs. Ida Bilbrey, Allons, Rt. 1.
Byrdstown Women’s Club Poetry Contest Division 1: MY BABY SISTER: I have a baby sister/Her eyes are big and blue/I know she loves her mother/And I guess she loves me too. Linda Amonett (Grade 2).
George T. Smith, 83, died suddenly in Hammersville, Ohio on Monday, March 19. Funeral services will be conducted at Midway Christian Church, March 22, with Vinton D. Bradshaw officiating. Burial will be at the Wirmingham Cemetery. A lifelong resident of the Wirmingham community, Mr. Smith had been living with his children in Ohio during recent years. His wife preceded him in death 2 ½ years ago. Surviving are sons Homer of Byrdstown; Herman of Long Beach California; Harlos and Hymer of Batavaia, Ohio; Ward of Jacksonville, Fla. Surviving daughters are Linnie of Lake Park, Fla. and Mrs. Oro Humberd of Cleveland, Tenn. Fourteen grandchildren also survive him.
Winners and runners up for each of five grades in Overton County Spelling Contest: Linda Randolph, Jerry Bilbrey, Shirley Taylor, Ardith Fletcher, Danya Harris, Wyeath McCormick, Bernita Logan, Joyce Hicks, Howard Flowers, Leon Fletcher.
Heaven goes by favor; if it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in. --- Mark Twain.

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