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Archives 03-29-2011

A Brief Review of 1956 in Overton and Pickett Counties

Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January 29 for Tommy Langford, age 3, who died at his home in Columbia on January 27 after a long illness. Following the funeral services at Columbia, the body was brought to Livingston for burial in Good Hope Cemetery. His father, Mr. Langford is assistant farm agent at Columbia and a former Clay County resident, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Langford of Celina. Mrs. Langford is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. C. H. Dowell of Livingston.
 
Hosts of children will be saddened to hear of the death of A.A. Milne on January 31. Milne is the author of children’s poems and stories as “The King’s Breakfast”, “Measles” and “Winnie the Pooh”.
 
WE WILL OFFER a number of special prices when we open for business at our new location at 115 E. Court Square. E.B. GRAY JR.
 
Demands for all-weather roads during the late ‘20s were made for school consolidations. At last count, during the 1953-54 school year, road improvements resulted in 3,379 buses and other vehicles transporting 309,000 pupils 87,230 miles to 2,494 schools daily.
 
FOR SALE: Good Frigidaire. Western Auto, Livingston.
 
Velve Story is thinking about improving land to build a pond and seed pasture farm at Wirmingham this spring.
 
Ebb Wright is thinking of improving some of his bottom land near Old Union Church through the use of open ditches.
 
W.L. Qualls is planning to seed about seven acres of alfalfa during March.
 
Tennessee’s first master plan to bring its 68,700 mile network of state highways, county roads and city streets up to modern standards and keeping them adequate for 30 years has been completed.
 
Mr. and Mrs. Glenmore Ledbetter are the proud parents of a baby boy named Gary William.
 
Cassie Bell Walker is in the Lady Ann Hospital.
 
Dailey Norrod of Clarkrange will preach at Highland Mountain Sunday night.
 
Eudean Heady visited Marie McCormick, Aris Oakley, and Mr. and Ernest Walker on Tuesday.
 
Mr. and Mrs. John Rich of Detroit, Michigan, became the proud parents of an eight pound son, John Jacob Jr. on Feb. 4. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Rich of Midway.
 
Evinrudes for ’56. ARLICE HODGES, Dealer.
 
Pickett County Real Estate Transfers: Hobart Taylor and wife, to Noble Copley and others, one lot in Byrdstown. Carlos Cummings to Harley Bostic and others, 20 acres in the 5th District.
 
Elmo Swallows Insurance Agency. Auto, Fire, Life, Workman’s Compensation. Phone 256R, Livingston.
 
“A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention.” Aldous Huxley

 

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