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Archives 04-05-2011

A Brief Review of 1956 in Overton and Pickett Counties

George T. Smith, 83, died suddenly in Hammerville, Ohio on Monday, March 19. Funeral services will be conducted at Midway Christian Church at 1:30 on Thursday, March 22 with Vivian Bradshaw officiating. Burial will be in the Wirmingham Cemetery. A lifelong resident of the Wirmingham community, Mr. Smith has been living with his children in Ohio in recent years. His wife preceded him in death about two and one-half years ago. Surviving children are Homer of Byrdstown; Herman of Long Beach, Calif.; Harlos and Hymer of Batavia, Ohio; Ward of Jacksonville, Fla.; Linnie of Lake Park, Fla. and Mrs. Oro Humberd of Cleveland, Tennessee. Fourteen grandchildren also survive.
 
William Herbert Hay, 64, retired Clay County farmer, died at 1:00 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 at home with interment at Fellowship Cemetery. Rev. Herbert Higdon, pastor of Celina Baptist Church, officiated. Mr. Hay is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bertha Hay, son, Ray Hay, daughters, Mrs. Luke Martin and Mrs. Hugh Bailey, all of Celina, and brother, Millard Hay of Gamaliel, Ky.
 
Durell Maynard of Allons and Delores Sells of Bethsadia are the delegates from Overton County 4-H clubs attending the State Congress in Nashville on March 25-27.
 
We make it our first responsibility to fill prescriptions promptly and carefully. May we fill yours? We carry an extensive line of proprietary medicines and sick room supplies. We also handle a complete line of cosmetics and sundries. C.M.P. Drug Store. Byrdstown, Tennessee.
 
Don’t be locked out. Keys made in a minute. Eley Rexall Drugs.
 
Thursday evening the Junior-Senior banquet at Livingston Academy will be held in the cafeteria. Ellis Snoody, junior class president, will be master of ceremonies and Clay Holman, senior president, will speak in behalf of his class. Mr. Glen Masters, junior sponsor, is in charge of the arrangements.
 
EASTER BUNNIES, BASKETS, CANDY. Crouch’s 5 & 10. Byrdstown, Tennessee.
 
John Holt is able to be out after being confined to his room for several days.
 
Keith Pierce has moved into the Norman Reagan home in Bloomington.
 
Birthday Club: April 1: Allie McDonald. April 2: George P. Tullass, Kay Stover, Mary Jane Gore. April 4: Mrs. Edna Ashinhurst. April 5: Tommy Gray.
 
Mr. and Mrs. Jon Taylor made a business trip to Nashville the first of the week.
 
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Martin of Livingston were visitors at the First Baptist Church in Byrdstown Sunday.
 
A party was given for Kelly Taylor Keisling on his fifth birthday, March 16, by his mother Mrs. Ralph Keisling. Five little boys were present.
 
“The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more.”
Jonas Salk.

 

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

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