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Archives 11-30-2010

ABrief Review of 1956 in Overton and Pickett Counties

Funeral Services for Horace Huddleston, 67, were held June 16 at 2:30 p.m. at the Baptist church in Harriman, where he was a member. Mr. Huddleston was a native of Byrdstown. His parents were the late Morrison and Harriet Parris Huddleston. He left Byrdstown some 40 years ago. He was employed by the Meade Paper Corporation at Harriman for 27 years. He retired in 1955. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lou Wright Huddleston, also a native of Pickett County, 2 sons, 5 daughters, 22 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, brothers: Willis M. of Byrdstown; Parris of Muncie, Ind.; Alousa and Lloyd of Nashville, sisters: Clara Hassler of Akron, Ohio; Mrs. Mollie Wilkerson and Mrs. Ann Bland of Nashville, aunt: Mrs. Lee Paris Huddleston of Livingston. Interment was in Harriman City Cemetery.
Rev. Frank Turnbull will preach at Smyrna following Sunday School on June 24. Two funerals have been held at the church since Memorial Day: Mrs. James Garrett of Byrdstown and Mrs. Sam Poore of Livingston. Mrs. Poore was a native of Pickett County.
Word came recently of the passing of Luther Cross in California. He is being brought to Pickett County for burial. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. He was a native of Pickett County.
Edgar Glass, who became ill Thursday, isn’t much better.
Mrs. Eula Glass isn’t much better.
Mrs. Richard Mitchell hasn’t improved much.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Fields and family of Bowling Green Ky. were visiting in the Smyrna community over the weekend.
G.B. Jones made a trip to Arkansas to visit his children.
Don Jones, who has been in Arkansas for a while, is home to stay. Friends and neighbors are glad he is back.
Homer Clayborn and Bob Means and son, Michael, of Huntersville, Ky., visited Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Mitchell and family over the weekend.
Mr. and Mrs. John Taylor and grandsons, Kelly and Keith Keisling, visited Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Mitchell recently.
Cecil Clark of Rickman is using a forage harvester to cut and shed grass and silage.
Clure Johnson near Livingston had a pond for livestock water dug recently.
Mrs. Peggy Smith and son Butch of Okalona have gone to California to visit relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Robinson were in Nashville last Friday to see his sister, Florida Robinson, in the hospital.
Baxter Lee attended church last week at Tiler Point.
Willie Murphy was buried in Okalona last week.
“Plans are nothing. Planning is everything.” President Eisenhower.

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