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Archives 03-01-2011

A Brief Review of 1956 in Overton and Pickett Counties

Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Highers Jr. of Lebanon announced the birth of a six pound eight ounce boy, R.L. Highers III, born February 10. Mrs. Highers is the former Betty Reeves Smith of Livingston.
Tom Sewell, 39, died in the Cookeville Hospital after a brief illness. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday February 15 at the Baxter Methodist Church.
Mrs. J.C. Donnell is doing fine at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H.H. Patterson.
Mrs. Laura Ward and Mrs. Etta Gibson of Hilham visited Mrs. J.T. Lansden of Livingston Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Adkinson and children from Jamestown visited Mr. and Mrs. Emitt Conaster of Livingston Saturday.
Lurton Winton of Sparta visited his mother, Mrs. Lula McCormick Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Evans of Nashville spent the weekend with homefolks.
LIVINGSTON SCOUT TROOP 113: Bobby McDonald, Carl Ledbetter, Waynard Ridge, Jimmy Coleman, Teddy Dubree, Millard Brown, Bobby McCoin, Jerry Pryor, Ray Stewart, Tim Stephens, Bobby Sidwell, Paul Roberson, Mike McCully.
Lady Ann Register February 5 and February 6: Mrs. Lura Ledbetter, Livingston, Route 3; Mrs. Ado Bennett, Algood, Route 1; Floy Conaster, Livingston, Route 3; Mrs. Dessie Webb, Livingston, Route 5; Ransy Masters, Livingston; Mrs. Gladys Franklin, Livingston, Route 3; J.O. Poston, Allred; Hollis Flowers, Monroe; Clayton Cravens, Jamestown; Mrs. Leola Sells, Byrdstown.
Livingston CWF of Livingston Church met February 13. Mrs. Cato Taylor conducted the devotional. Those present: Mrs. Clayton Bilbrey, Mrs. Herman Coffee, Mrs. Howard Bohannon; Mrs. Oscar Poston, Mrs. Dallas Stephens, Mrs. Lillard Stephens, Mrs. Lester Holman, Mrs. W.A. Bussell, Mrs. C.H. Dowell, Mrs. Roy J. Smith, Mrs. B.S. Ashburn; Mrs. Ralph Prather; Mrs. Crate Higgins; Mrs. Albert Smith, Mrs. Harold Williams, and the hostess, Mrs. Thomas G. Kerns.
Arrived at Heirport February 4: Mrs. Clara Beaty, Alpine; Mrs. Rosa Dulworth, Jamestown; Mrs. Millie Franklin, Livingston, Route 5; Betty Sue Moon, Byrdstown; Winnie Dodson, Livingston; Mrs. Viola McCormick, Livingston; Mrs. Velma Ledbetter, Algood; Mrs. Udean Nolen, Livingston.
Willie Herbert Hay, 64, retired farmer, died at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 14 at the Jackson County Hospital after a long illness. Mr. Hay was a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services were held Friday March 16, 1 p.m. at home with interment at Fellowship Cemetery. Rev. Herbert Higdon, pastor of Celina Baptist Church, officiated. Mr. Hay is survived by his wife, Mrs. Berth Hay, son, Ray Hay, daughters, Mrs. Luke Martin and Mrs. Hugh Riley, all of Celina, and brother, Millard Ray of Gamaliel, Ky.
“This country will not be a permanently good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a reasonably good place for all of us to live in.”
Theodore Roosevelt.

(Readers are welcome to email columnist at northcountylines@gmail.com)

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