Crockett County Sentinel - April 1949
Crockett County Sentinel

April 1949

A very special thank you to Sarah Hutcherson, who transcribed this newspaper,
and contributed it for use on this web site.

JANUARY 6, 1949 THRU DECEMBER 29, 1949


DEATH--Lucille Cooke REECE was born June 15, 1908 and died March 31, 1949 at the age of 40 years, 9 months and 16 days. She married Ray REECE April 8, 1938. She was preceded in death by her sister, Virginia, in 1935 and Ruby in 1940. Survived by her husband; her parents, Mr. & Mrs. W. B. COOKE; Jerry BOYETTE, whom she mothered; one other nephew, Joe BOYETTE; one neice, Joyce COOKE; one brother, Willie Onice COOKE.

HALBROOK & FINN--Mr. & Mrs. Hubert HOLBROOK, of Brownsville, formerly of Bells, are announcing the marriage of their daughter, Sybil, to Walter J. FINN, of Los Angeles, Calif., at the "Little Brown Church in the Valley, " Hollywood, Calif. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Lona DODD.

KELLY & VIA--Mr. & Mrs. K. M. KELLY, of McGehee, Ark., announce the engagement of their daughter, Sue to the son of Mr. & Mrs. M. W. VIA, of Alamo, Tenn. The wedding will take place in August.

COTTON & WEBB--Mr. & Mrs. Ernest WEBB, of Jackson announce the marriage of their daughter, Anne, to Joe COTTON, son of Mr. & Mrs. D. M. COTTON, of Alamo, Sunday, March 20th.

DEATH--Services for Thomas Jefferson FREEMAN, farmer of Maury City, who died Sunday at the Baptist Hospital, Memphis, were held Monday at 2 p. m. at Maury Chapel's, burial in Wyse Cemetery. He was 53. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Hester FREEMAN; a son, James FREEMAN; his mother, Mrs. Mattie A. FREEMAN; a sister, Mrs. Ivy JORDON; a brother, Ben FREEMAN, all of this county.

DEATH--Services for Charles Percy HAIR, Newman farmer, who died at Baird-Brewer Hospital, Dyersburg, were held Wednesday at 10 a. m., burial in Alamo. He was 58, born in Louisanna, lived in Tennessee 35 years. He leaves his wife; one son, W. HAIR, of Newbern; two sisters, Mrs. Inez HICKMAN, of Corpus Christi, TX and Mrs. Lenie HICKMAN, of San Juan, TX.

DEATH--Mrs. Bertha CARTER, 62, of near Gadsden, died Friday at 10 p. m. at her home. She leaves her husband, L. R. CARTER; six daughters, Mrs. Cora BREWER, Mrs. Virgil RHEA, Mrs. W. A. BLURTON, and Mrs. John B. MATHIS, all of Humboldt, and Mrs. J. B. CARTER and Mrs. Marshall MELTON, of Jackson; four sons, William CARTER and Andrew CARTER, both of Tuscon, Ariz., and Steve CARTER and Dalton CARTER, both of Gadsden; 20 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

DEATH--Services for Mrs. Sam YOUNG, who died Friday night at her home in Tigrett, were held Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Church of Christ in Tigrett, burial in Belle Vernon Cemetery. She was 63. She leaves her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Lennie MEEKS and Mrs. Willie BEDWELL, of Friendship; two brothers, Frank YOUNG, of Dyersburg, and Ernest YOUNG, of pontiac, Mich.; and her sister, Mrs. D. R. BURTON, of Memphis.

GADSDEN--Mr. & Mrs. Doyle are announcing the arrival of a baby daughter at Webb-Williamson Hospital, Jackson, Tuesday, March 22nd. She was named Brenda Fay.

GADSDEN--News was received here Thursday of the death of Joe Barney JINNETTE at his home in Waynesboro, Va. He was reared in this community. His sisters, Mrs. Gertrude CRADDOCK, of Humboldt, Mrs. Louise CASH, of Memphis and Mrs. Ralph WILLIAMS, attended services for him there on Saturday.

WILLIAMS & McILWAIN--Miss Martha Nell McILWAIN, of Memphis, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. D. W. McILWAIN, of Friendship, was married in a candlelight ceremony Saturday night to Eugene WILLIAMS, son of J. P. WILLIAMS and the late Mrs. WILLIAMS, of Memphis, in the Memphis home of the bride.

ELIZABETH--Mr. & Mrs. Wilba VERNON attended the funeral of their uncle, Mr. John WILSON Thursday at McILWAIN Church near Camden. He passed away at his daughter's, Mrs. J. D. JONES near here.



THE EDITOR'S SAY-SO--Mr. W. S. WEBB from Gibsob County was in to see us recently. Mr. WEBB and his good wife were visiting their daughter, Mrs. J. D. WARD and Mr. WARD near Alamo. Mr. WEBB is approaching 79 years; his wife is 77; and they have been married over 60 years. They have five living children and six deceased and have reared five grandchildren. He was born and reared in this community.

DEATH--Mary Thomas WHITE died at Western State Hospital Tuesday night at the age of 51. Funeral services were held Thursday at Bethesda Church near Friendship. She was the daughter of the late George WHITE, prominent farmer of the 10th District. She leaves three brothers, Jim WHITE and Durwood WHITE, both of Elizabeth, and Rev. E. O. WHITE, of Kervil, Ky. Her nephews served as pall bearers.

DEATH--Ira W. SIMMONS, merchant at Halls for 44 years, who was reared in the Friendship community died Tuesday at the age of 67. He was a son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Walter SIMMONS, of Friendship. His wife; a daughter; and five sons survive. (not named)

DEATH--Mrs. Texie Anne WILKES, 80, died Sunday at her home in Jackson. She was the widow of the late Rev. T. N. WILKES, for several years, pastor of Alamo Methodist Church. Two sons, Judge Karl K. WILKES, of Jackson, and Tom WILKES, of Dyersburg; three daughters, Miss Ruth WILKES, Mrs. Maggie D. FOWKLES, and Mrs. Lauria FOWKLES, all of Jackson, survive. Burial in Alamo Cemetery.

DEATH--Services for Asa B. TALLEY, of Union City, linotype operator for the Union City Messenger, was held at 3 p. m. Thursday at the Halls Baptist Church, burial in Halls Cemetery. He died Wednesday at Baptist Hospital, He was 55 years, born in Lauderdale County. He formerly worked at the Halls Graphic and for a time was with the Memphis Press-Scimitar. He was a member of the Union City Baptist Church and a veteran of WWI. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Nell Baker TALLEY; a son, John W. TALLEY, now a student at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistery in Memphis; and two sisters, Mrs. Marvin ROBERSON, of Ripley and Mrs. Nora PATTON, of Dyersburg. LOTT & RICHARDSON--Mr. & Mrs. J. D. LOTT, of Finley wish to announce the marriage of their daughter, Lorene LOTT, to J. B. RICHARDSON, of Alamo, Saturday, April 9th.



SMITH & SWEAT--Miss Willie Fern SMITH and Pete SWEAT were married in Corinth, Miss., on April 16th.

DEATH--Mrs. Lula Hunt NICHOLS, 60, died Monday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Marvin VERNON, of Alamo. She was married to Johnson L. NICHOLS October 1, 1939, who preceded her in death September 9, 1944. Services were in Nance Church of Christ, burial in Nance Cemetery.

BELLS--Mr. & Mrs. Harber STEPHENSON are the parents of a son born Friday at the Brownsville Memorial Hospital.

FOLLIS & PRIVETT--Mr. O. T. PRIVETT and Mrs. Maurine FOLLIS were married in Corinth, Mississippi Saturday, April 16th.

DEATH--Mrs. Jesse TAYLOR died Monday at her home near Cairo. She was 62. Services were held at Pond Creek Church, burial in church cemetery. Mrs. Taylor leaves three sons, M. B. TAYLOR and Gaston TAYLOR, both of Memphis and Weldon L. TAYLOR, of Murfreesboro. Her husband passed away several years ago.

MAURY CITY--The children of Mrs. John NANCE gave a surprise birthday dinner Sunday, April 17th, celebrating her 70th birthday.

FRIENDSHIP--Mrs. Thomas BESSERT attended the funeral of her uncle, Mr. Ira SIMMONS at Halls last Week.

ELIZABETH--News was received here Sunday of the death of Mr. Oscar HATCH, of Dyersburg. He formerly lived here.

BELLS--Odie SEARCY, colored, a faithful employee of the L & N R R for 48 years, passed away Monday at his home after a long illness. He was buried in Belleview Cemetery.

BELLS--Another old citizen of Bells, Lee PAYNE passed away last week in Bells. These colored men were among the oldest citizens of Bells and had lived here all their lives.

FUNERAL--Services for SGT Harold E. CARMEN were held at Elizabeth Church Sunday at 2 p. m., burial in Elizabeth Cemetery. He was killed in action January 6, 1945 in Luxembourg, Germany. He was 26, and had been in the service since 1940. He leaves his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. CARMEN; five brothers, Leon CARMEN, Robt. Jr., CARMEN, Adrian CARMEN, and King Miller CARMEN, all of Friendship, and Charles E. CARMEN, of Chickasaw, Ala.; three sisters, Mrs. Louise HILL, of Milan, Mrs. Martha DOSS, of Elbridge, and Miss Neldred CARMEN, of Oak Ridge.

DEATH--Services for Mrs. Bell REECE were held at 2 p. m. Monday at Archer's Methodist Church, burial in church cemetery. Mrs. REECE died Sunday morning, age 77. Her husband, J. T. REECE, died 7 months ago. She leaves two sons, Eli JORDAN and Thomas REECE, both of Halls; and two daughters, Mrs. Floyd HURT and Mrs. J. E. RILEY, both of Halls.



DEATH--Funeral Services for Jim R. McLAUGHLIN were held at Memory Chapel of A. L. Moore and Sons Mortuary, Phoenix, Ariz., last Wednesday, April 20th. Graveside services in Greenwood Memorial Park by the Masonic Funeral Committee. He was 67, retired baker, he moved to Aris. 40 years ago. He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Maxine McLAUGHLIN, of Winslow, Arix., Mrs. Joe PERRILLA, of Austin, Texas and Martha McLAUGHLIN, of Maine; and one sister, Mrs. O. F. BYRD, of Alamo.

DEATH--Mrs. S. F. AUSTIN died Wednesday , April 20th, of a heart attack at her home in Alamo. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Alamo, and is survived by her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Roy TANNER, of Memphis, and Mrs. Eugene ---of Conway, Ark.; a brother, Dr. T. B. KELTNER, of Memphis; four sisters, Mrs. Cecil KELTNER, of Memphis, Mrs. R. L. WEAVER, Mrs. E. L. GRAMMER & Mrs. R. C. MORRIS, all of Ripley. Services were held at the Baptist Church in Alamo, burial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Ripley.

DEATH--Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p. m. at the First Baptist Church in Alamo for Mrs. Steve OLIVER, widow. She died at her home in Alamo Saturday, burial in Alamo Cemetery. She leaves one son, Leonard OLIVER, of Alamo; two brothers, Frank WOODS, of Milan and John WOODS, of Dolphin, Mo.; one sister, Mrs. Mattie OLIVER, of Maury City. She was 77.

DEATH--Funeral services for J. B. ING, who died at his home Saturday were held at 4 p. m. Sunday at the Gadsden Baptist Church, burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Humboldt. He was 69. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Ola B. ING; two sons, Joe ING, of the Navy and James ING, of Gadsden; two daughters, Mrs. May CHACKELFORD, of Jackson, and Norma Nell ING, of Jackson; two sisters, Mrs. R. J. RAY, of Humboldt and Mrs. Polly BARRETT, of Memphis.

BELLS--Born to Mr. & Mrs. J. K. WILLIAMS on April 25th, a son at Fort Sanders Hospital, Knoxville.

AVERY & GLOSUP--The marriage of Miss Rosamond AVERY, Dallas, Texas, daughter of Mrs. I. N. PENICK, of Alamo, Tenn., and Rufus A. GLOSUP, of Houston, Texas, was solemnized April 14th at the Second Baptist Church of Houston.

DEATH--Mrs. Emma Best BOND, wife of W. Tate BOND, and a resident of Memphis for about four years was stricken Friday night and died late Saturday morning at her home. She was 76. She was born in Johnson Grove in Crockett County and lived in Bells before her move to Memphis. Her husband is employed at Gailor Memorial Hospital. She also leaves her brother, John M. BEST, of Bells and was an aunt of Mrs. Henry ALSOBROOK, of Alton, Ill. Services at 3 p. m. at Bells Methodist Vhurch, burial in Bells Cemetery.

JORDON & AVERY--Mr. & Mrs. J. T. JORDON, of Crockett Mills announce the wedding of their daughter, Louise JORDON to Wendall AVERY, son of Mr. & Mr. Troy AVERY, of Alamo Saturday, April 23rd at the Baptist Church at Alamo.

DEATH--Services for Jessie McFARLAND were held at Floyd's Chapel Methodist Church Thursday at 4 p. m., burial in church cemetery. He was 68, a retired farmer. He died April 20th at the home of R. D. JOHNSON, of near Halls, after a year's illness.

DEATH--Services for Charlie L. JONES, retired farmer of the Mt. Zion community, near friendship, were held at 2 p. m. Tuesday at Mt. Zion, burial in church cemetery. He was 75, he died Friday. He leaves four daughters, Mrs. Allen GRIFFIN, of Halls, Mrs. Virgil SANFORD, of Trimble, Mrs. Arthur WILSON & Mrs Charles CARROLL, both of Nashville; a brother, Lucian JONES, of McLemoresville and a sister, Mrs. Lilly BUTLER, of Friendship.

ALAMO--Mrs. L. W. GULLETTE, of Jackson, Miss., and Mrs. R. L. MAY, of Memphis, and Mr. T. R. HUNT, of Risco, Mo., have returned to their homes after being called here by the death of their neice, Mrs. Lula NICHOLS.

FRIENDSHIP--Mrs. John Hill PITTS was called to Pine Bluff, Ark., Friday because of the illness and death of her mother, Mrs. Jack WILSON.

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