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80 Years Ago

Archives 12-28-2010

ABrief Review of 1956 in Overton and Pickett Counties

Archie Corbitt Means, 63, passed away June 8 in Carmi, Ill. Funeral services were held at the Strum Funeral Home in Grayville, Ill. on Monday, June 11, at 10:30 a.m. Burial was in the Kuykendall, Cemetery. Son of Porter and Artimiss Smith Means, he was born in Albany, Ky. on May 31, 1893. He married Anna Patterson in Tennessee in 1913. To this union were born son A.C. who lives in Livingston, and daughter Margaret, who died when nine years old. He was preceded in death by his wife in the year 1919. Survivors, in addition to his son, are brothers Otis, of Crossville, Ill; James of New Harmony, Ind.; Edgar of Yakima, Wash. Also surviving are sisters Mrs. Lena Conatser of Prosses, Wash., and Mrs. Bonzie Morris of Cloverdale, Ind.
Pickett County Real Estate Transfers: Dan Koger and wife to Gordon Koger and wife, 38.2 acres in the 1st District. J.G. Taylor to J.H. Taylor and wife 25 acres in two tracts in the 3rd District. R.B. Story and wife to Theo Brown, two acres in the 5th District. J.L. Robbins, Register.
Jim Cicolino of the Willow Grove Boat Dock reports that stripes are being caught right and left in the area.
Barton Obediah Smith, a resident of Overton County for 60 years, passed away at his home on the west side of Livingston on January 30. He had been ill for some time. Born March 9, 1874, Mr. Smith was 81 years old. Funeral services were held at the First Christian Church in Livingston on January 31 with Dr. George Miller and Rev. Thomas G. Kerns officiating. Burial was in the Cash Cemetery. Speck-Hyder Funeral Home was in charge of arraignments. Survivors include his widow and children Mrs. A.L. Vaughn of California; George of Crossville; Robert of Gainesboro; Albert, Daniel, Henry, Dudley and Margaret (Mrs. G.P. Frasier) of Livingston. Daughters Myrtle and Bertha preceded their father in death.
FOR SALE: Used 3 kw Electromode heater, Western Auto, Livingston.
Mr. and Mrs. Granville Rich Groce of Byrdstown announce the engagement of their daughter, Shirley Ruth, to Gerald Kinchen, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Kinchen of Selmer, Tenn. The wedding is planned for early spring. Miss Groce graduated from Pickett County High School and is employed by Keisling Clothing Store. Mr. Kinchen attended college in Pulaski, Tenn. And is now conservation officer of State Game and Fish Commission.
Ninety-one children received polio shots in a period of two hours at the Pickett County health office on Friday. Sixty-one completed their second and final shot.
“A merry Christmas to everybody. A happy New Year to all the world.” Scrooge.



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