Crockett County Sentinel - August 1949
Crockett County Sentinel

August 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--Dr. O. L. DODDS, 76, died last Thursady at Rutherford where he had been making his home for several months with his daughter, Mrs. Stephen B. WILLIS. Burial was at Rutherford Friday. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Inez Peal DODDS; one son, Oscar L. DODDS, Jr. of San Luis Obespo, Calif.; two daughters Mrs. WILLIS and Mrs. W. D. LOCKMAN, of Dallas, Texas; a brother, Robert E. DODD, of Greenfield; three sisters, Mrs. J. T. STEED and Mrs. R. L. HAMLETT, both of Jackson, and Mrs. J. N. SMITH, of Knoxville.

LEWIS & BELL--Mr. & Mrs. Emmett DIXON BELL, Sr., announce the engagement of their daughter, Bettye Ruth BELL to George T. LEWIS, Jr., of Memphis, son of Mr. & Mrs. George LEWIS of Bells.

DEATH--Services for Tech. Sgt. David Marion COTTEN were held today, Thursday at Crockett Mills Christian Church, burial in Sudbury Cemetery. He was the son of Mr. & Mrs. D. M. COTTEN. He was killed in a mission over Germany on July 19, 1944. He was 22. Sgt COTTEN volunteered and entered the service of his country in August 1942 with the 8th Air Force. He was first engineer and gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortress with base headquarters in England and was awarded air metals and the Oak Leaf Cluster for meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flights. He leaves his parents; a son, Marion Douglas COTTEN; two brothers, Joe R. COTTEN and Billy COTTEN; and one sister, Mary COTTEN.

DEATH--Mrs. C. E. NORMAN, 70, widow of Rev. Charles E. NORMAN, died Friday in a Jackson Hospital. Burial in her hometown of Lexington. She is survived by seven children, Mrs. Tury NORMAN & Mrs. Carter BEDFORD, both of Jackson, Mrs. Lee JONES and Mrs. Joe P. APPLEBY, both of Lexington, Mrs. Jack BERRY, of Westfield, N. J., H. Boyd NORMAN, of Okla. City, Okla., and Dwight L. NORMAN, of Paducah, Ky.

DEATH--Services for J. T. BROWN, Jr., Friendship farmer, were held at 4 p. m. Thursday at the Methodist Church in Friendship, burial in Bellevernon Cemetery. He was 58. He died Wednesday after about a ten day illness. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Ellie Taylor BROWN; his daughter, Mrs. Joe JONES, of Pontiac, Mich.; a step-son, Russell ROOKS, of Friendship; a step-daughter, Mrs. Earl WHITAKER, of Memphis; his mother, Mrs. J. T. BROWN, Sr., of Friendship; and six sisters, Mrs. John THOMPSON, of Newbern, Mrs. Ida THOMPSON, of Obion, Mrs. Leatha HOPKINS and Mrs. John RIDLEY, both of Memphis, Mrs. Pete SAWYERS and Mrs. C. W. BROWN, of Friendship.

DEATH--Services for Mrs. Winnie JACKSON, who died Tuesday were held Wednesday at Seventh St. Baptist Church with burial in Forest Hill. She was 78. Born in Corinth, Miss. She had lived in Memphis since 1906. Her husband died 16 years ago. Since that time she had made her home with a daughter, Mrs. Maude WILHELM, of Memphis. She also leaves daughter, Mrs. Gracie LeCLAIR; a son, C. G. PARLOW, of Memphis and a sister, Mrs. Madie PHILLIPS, of Alamo.

DEATH--Funeral services for Wm. A. CLARK, who died Friday at St. Mary's Hospital, Humboldt, were held Saturday at the Holmes Funeral Home in Trenton. He was 80, born near Friendship. He leaves his wife; two sons, Howard CLARK of Doyleston, Pa., and King CLARK of Trenton; a daughter, Mrs. Tom HAGERDORN of Memphis; three brothers, Jesse CLARK of Tigrett, John CLARK of Friendship, and Ira CLARK of Memphis; five sisters, Mrs. Mollie SMITH, Mrs. J. W. COMBS, Mrs. Nannie JONES and Miss Ella CLARK, all of Memphis, and Mrs. J. Franklin MILLER, of Pittsburg, Pa.

DEATH--Funeral services for Mrs. E. N. RICHARDS, 70, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ellis SCAMMERHORN, Monday night, were held Tuesday at Walnut Hill Baptist Church, burial in church cemetery. The former Miss Annie MEDLIN, she was married to E. N. RICHARDS on December 17th 1899. He preceded her in death five years ago. She leaves one son, Reginald RICHARDS, of Bells; three daughters, Mrs. SCAMMERHORN, Mrs. Corbett WILLIAMS and Mrs. Clifton WILLIAMS, all of Bells; four sisters, Mrs. R. L. HENDERSON, Mrs. J. D. EMERSON and Mrs. A. W. EMERSON, all of Bells and Mrs. J. N. RICHARDS of Carma, Mo.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

DEATH--Mrs. J. E. KELTNER passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. S. WEBB in the Providence community July 17th, at the age of 72. She and Mr. KELTNER were married in October 1895 and lived together near 54 years. Services were held on July 18th at the Providence Church burial in Providence cemetery. She is survived by her husband; six sons, Printess F. KELTNER, W. Ira KELTNER, and Woodrow KELTNER, all of Bells, Guilford KELTNER and Richard KELTNER, both of Memphis; two daughters, Mrs. E. S. WEBB and Mrs. L. A. WHITELAW, of Jackson; 18 grandchildren.

CARROLL & SMOTHERS--Mr. & Mrs. Edward Carmack SMOTHERS, of Bells, announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Martha Ann, to Conrad Earl CARROLL, son of Mr. & Mrs. Evan W. CARROL, of Mayfield, Ky., on August 6th.

CROCKETT MILLS--Mr. & Mrs. Clyde PRATT are the proud parents of a daughter named Dianne.

FLOYD & YOUNG--Mr. & Mrs. Ross FLOYD, of Maury City announce the marriage of their daughter, Dorothy FLOYD to Mr. Guy YOUNG, son of Mr. & Mrs. Fred YOUNG, of Friendship, on July 23rd, 1949 in Corinth, Miss.

CAMP & PARKS--Mr. & Mrs. Claude CAMP, of near Friendship announce the marriage of their daughter, Margaret Dell, to Waymon O'Neal PARKS, son of Mr. & Mrs. J. K. PARKS, also of Friendship, July 24th in Corinth, Miss.

CROUCH & DUNAVANT--Mr. Weldon DUNAVANT, son of Mr. & Mrs. Dewey DUNAVANT, and Miss Doris CROUCH, daughter of Mrs. J. D. CROUCH, of Friendship, were married in Corinth, Miss., July 23rd.

POE & METCALF--Miss Carolyn POE, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Earl Perry POE, of Coldwater, Miss., to Bobby METCALF, son of Mr. Homer METCALF, of Milan, were married on July 15th at Hernando, Miss.

ALAMO--Born to Mr. & Mrs. Frank THOME, on July 28th, a girl at St. Joseph Hospital. She is the former Billie Doris STALLINGS.



DEATH--Funeral services were held Sunday at the Methodist Church in Friendship for John L. CLARK who died Saturday at Western State Hospital. Burial in Bellevernon Cemetery. He was born in Friendship and lived in this community practically all his life. He was devoted to his mother, the late Mrs. Mary CLARK and family. Following the death of his father, he was head of the house for a number of years. He leaves five sisters, Mrs. Mollie SMITH, Mrs. J. W. COMBS, Mrs. Nannie JONES and Miss Ella CLARK, all of Memphis and Mrs. J. F. MILLER, of Pittsburg, Pa.; and brothers, Jesse CLARK, of Tigrett and Ira CLARK, of Memphis.

DEATH--Services for Benjamin Franklin RICHARDSON, retired merchant, who died Monday at the home of his sister, Mrs. Myrtle BOOKER in Gadsden, were held Wednesday at the residence of Mrs. Maude WILLIAMS, another sister, in Gadsden, burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. He was 71. He leaves three other sisters, Mrs. Margaret RAINES, of Gadsden, Mrs. Inez MOBLEY, of Memphis and Mrs. Berdie JACKSON, of Paragould, Ark.

DEATH--Funeral services were held Thursday at the Maury City Baptist church for Mrs. E. C. CRISP, who died at her home in Maury City Wednesday morning, burial in the Maury City cemetery. Born near Maury City, she was 80. She leaves her husband and two grandsons.

DEATH--Services for Mrs. Ada Florence KERNODLE, who died at her home in Jackson early Friday after a long illness were held at Salem Baptist Church, Lakeview, Tenn., burial in church cemetery. A native of Gibson County and lived a good many years in Crockett County before moving to Jackson four years ago. She was 76. She leaves her husband, D. N. KERNODLE; six children, Eldon KERNODLE, Aubrey KERNODLE, and Mrs. Homer LOYD, all of Gadsden, Mrs. Homer GREGORY, Alvin KERNODLE and Hearn KERNODLE, all of Jackson; three sisters, Mrs. Lula BRANSON, of Jackson, Mrs. Annie THOMASON and Mrs. Elizabeth HAMMOND, both of Humboldt.

DEATH--Anita Sherrel BURNS, 19-day-old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. James BURNS died August 7th in Friendship. Funeral services were held at Archer's Chapel Methodist Church, burial in church cemetery. She also leaves one sister, Phyllis Ann BURNS; two brothers, Jerry Lynn BURNS and Jimmy BURNS.

BELLS--Mr. & Mrs. Clifford KOEN, of Memphis, are the parents of a son born Saturday at Baptist Hospital. Mrs. KOEN is the former Viols PIERCY, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Clifford PIERCY. He was named Clifford KOEN, Jr.

Born to Mr. & Mrs. Hollis GILLION, Halls, August 7th, a daughter, Anna Sue.
Born to Mr. & Mrs. James MORPHIS, Alamo, August 8th, a daughter, Mary Sue.
Born to Mr. & Mrs. N. C. MACLIN, Maury City, August 10th, a son, N. C. MACLIN, Jr.

DEATH--Services were held Tuesday at the Baptist Church at Old Gibson for W. E. THOMAS, who died at his home near Humboldt Friday, burial in church cemetery. He leaves his wife; five sons, O. E. THOMAS and E. L. THOMAS, both of Humboldt, H. P. THOMAS, of Fort Worth, Texas, Captain D. A. THOMAS, of Fort Knox, Ky., and D. H. THOMAS of Gadsden; six daughters, Mrs. Gladys Moore of Gadsden, Mrs. Carrie Lou WILLIS, Mrs. Edith FARLEY, Mrs. Dorothy CLICK, all of Humboldt, and Mrs. Mary Jo GRIFFIN, of Tampa, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. L. K. DANIELS, of Humboldt and Mrs. C. M. BRANCH, of Milan.

DEATH--Services were held Thursday at 3 p. m. at Adamsville Baptist Church for Mrs. Liza Ella KEEN, who died early Wednesday a. m. at the home of her son near Johnson Grove, burial in Adamsville Cemetery. She was 81, and made her home in Chester county. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. E. D. HARMON and Mrs. T. C. HILL of Alamo; two sons, J. T. KEEN and Gilbert KEEN of Johnson Grove.

DEATH--Mr. Zelma ROBERTS of Bells, who was injured in an auto accident Saturday night, died about midnight Saturday. He was 53. Services at his home Tuesday, burial in Alamo Cemetery. He was married to Brooksie ARNOLD, who survives him, May 15, 1926 and to them were born seven children, two of whom died in infancy, surviving are Mrs. Pansy SMITH and Brenda ROBERTS; sons, John ROBERTS, Talmadge ROBERTS and Joseph ROBERTS, all of Bells; four brothers, Earl ROBERTS, of Bells, Frank ROBERTS, of Jackson, ernie ROBERTS and Wesley ROBERTS, both of Portland, Oregan; two sisters, Mrs. Verna SCANDELIS and Mrs. Pearl RICHARDS, of Maryville, Calif.

ELIZABETH--BORN to Mr. & Mrs. Murial WHITE, a daughter, August 2nd.

CARD OF THANKS--We wish to congratulate our friends for their kindness to us in our sorrow at the loss of our father, Jordan WILEY. Sarah ROBERTSON, H. J. WILEY & C. C. WILEY.

CARD OF THANKS--We wish to express our sincere thanks to each one who helped minister to our loved one, Mrs. Adena EMERSON during her long illness and death. Mr. & Mrs. Alton PERMENTER, Herman EMERSON & Homer EMERSON.

REVELLE & HOPPER--Montague HOPPER, son of Mr. & Mrs. Don HOPPER of Alamo, and Miss Nannie Jane REVELLE, daughter of Mrs. Helen REVELLE, daughter of Mrs. Helen REVELLE, of Crockett Mills, were married in Corinth, Miss., July 22nd.

GADSDEN--Mr. & Mrs. Herschal RAINES are announcing the arrival of a daughter. She has been named Jean Lee RAINES.

ALAMO--BORN to Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd PERRY, a 7 1/2 pound son on August 1st, named Lloyd Shelton PERRY.



To Mr. & Mrs. Ted SHELTON, Bells, August 13th, a son.
To Mr. & Mrs. M D. REASONS, Bells, August 13th, a daughter.
To Mr. & Mrs. Edgar PRATER, Halls, August 13th, a daughter.
To Mr. & Mrs. H. M. DUNAVANT, Friendship, August 17th, a daughter.

DEATH--Services for N. H. WARREN, an official of the Commercial National Bank of Greenville, Miss., were held Monday at Friendship, burial in Sudbury cemetery. Born in Friendship, he was the son of Howell WARREN and Fannie FIELDER WARREN. He died in Friendship following a heart attack at 5 p. m. Saturday at the home of his sister, Mrs. Fred WALKER. He was 49. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Callie Mae WARREN; a daughter. Shirley Ann WARREN, both of Greenville.

EDWARDS & CLANTON--Mr. R. A. CLANTON, of Humboldt is announcing the marriage of his daughter, Nettie Ruth to James EDWARDS, of Alamo, son of Mr. Dennis EDWARDS, of Alamo, on August 11th at 6 p. m.

GRAHAM & PACE--Miss Doris Jeanette GRAHAM, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. A. J. GRAHAM, of Somerville and Edward Everett PACE, Jr., of Bells, were married Sunday, August 14th at the home of the bride's parents.

MAURY JUNCTION--Several from here attended the funeral of Mrs. Marlinee KENT Sunday afternoon at Providence. She leaves her husband and two children.

FRIENDSHIP--Mr. & Mrs. Fred TRAVIS of Nashville announce the birth of a daughter, Theresa Elaine at Vanderbilt Hospital, July 23rd. Mrs. TRAVIS is the former Bernice FREEMAN, of Friendship.

FRIENDSHIP--Mr. & Mrs. W. T. PAGE of Memphis announce the arrival of a son on August 3rd at the Methodist Hospital in Memphis. He has been named Phillip Edward PAGE. Mrs. PAGE is the former Kathryn Ann SWEATT, of Friendship.

CROCKETT MILLS--Mr. & Mrs. Finis MANSFIELD are the proud parents of a daughter, born Wednesday. She has been given the name, Fredda Kay.

CROCKETT MILLS--To ad to info in death of Mrs. Ellan KEEN, a grandson, Thomas CROW, of Florida, was named in the card of thanks in this issue.

DEATH--Mr. M. H. CARTER, aged 65, died at his home near Brownsville Tuesday. He was a farmer. Services were held Wednesday p. m. at Zion Church near Brownsville, burial in cemetery there. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bula CARTER; a daughter, Mary Frances CARTER; one sister. Eddie Loy MARBURY; one brother Montiegua CARTER of Brownsville.

ALAMO--Mr. & Mrs. David SPEIGHT, of Madison, Tenn., are the parenrs of a daughter born August 5th. Mr. SPEIGHT taught in the Bells High School.



DEATH--Services for James Elmer Vandyke, 69 , who died at his home in the Nance community on August 17th were held at Pond Creek Methodist Church Sunday p. m., burial in church cemetery. He is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Joe VANDYKE. He leaves one son, Clarance VANDYKE, Sr., of Stockton, Calif.; one daughter, Mrs. Lorene ROBERTSON, of Nance community; two brothers, Willie VANDYKE of Alamo and Ceph VANDYKE, of Memphis; three sisters, Mrs. Irene HITER of Jackson, Mrs. Henry COOK of Alamo, and Mrs. Mary WHEELER, of near Alamo.

DEATH--Services for Martin H. NOWELL were held Monday morning at Floyd's Chapel Methodist Church near Maury City, burial in the church cemetery. He died at his home Sunday morning after an illness of two years. He was 75. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Annie Pugh NOWELL; a son, J. T. NOWELL of Friendship. He reared 22 children in addition to five of his own.

DEATH--Services for Mrs. Sallie LOVELACE, former resident of Friendship, who died Friday night in Wichita Falls, Texas, were held Sunday at Sudbury Funeral Home, burial in Sudbury Cemetery. She was 80. She leaves three daughters, Mrs. Ora EUDDY of Memphis, Mrs. Lela HARWELL and Mrs. Lottie YOUNG, of Burkburnett, Texas; two brothers, Sidney ING, of Blytheville, Ark., and Charley ING, of Friendship; a sister, Mrs. Eliz GREER, of Flint Mich.

DEATH--Services were held at Friendship Methodist Church at 11 a. m. Saturday for Charles DILLAHAY, farmer of Friendship, burial in Bell Vernon Cemetery. He was 55. He leaves one brother, Mark DILLAHAY of Friendship; three sisters, Mrs. Bob GARLEY, Mrs, John DORIATY and Mrs. Nora BENHAM; three sons and three daughters.

DEATH--Services were held Friday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church for Mrs. Charlie CAMPBELL, who died at her home near Bonicord Thursday, burial in church cemetery. She was 56. She leaves her husband; two sons, Adrian CAMPBELL and Percy CAMPBELL, of Dyersburg; one daughter, Dorothy CAMPBELL of Dyersburg.

DEATH--Services for Benjamin Franklin HARRISON, of Gibson County who died Saturday morning in St. Mary's Hospital, Humboldt, were held Sunday at the Assembly of God Church in Trenton. He was 58, born and reared near Gibson. He was the step-father of Buster BOLING of Alamo.

BELLS--Mr. & Mrs. Arthur CASEY received an announcement Friday of the arrival of a granddaughter, Melinda MITCHELL, whose mother was fornerly Dorothy CASEY.

BELLS--Another announcement of interest to Bells friends is the engagement of Miss Bettye Louise JENKINS, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Oscar Dewitt JENKINS of Nashville to Mr. Harry Edward FREEMAN. Bettye is the granddaughter of Mr. & Mrs. A. L. JENKINS and has spent most of her summers since childhood in Bells with them.

DANIELS & AGEE--A. D. DANIELS of Memphis announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Mildred DANIELS to Erskine AGEE, son of Mr. & Mrs. O. J. AGEE, on September 3rd at the home of the bride's parents.

MAYO & DANIEL-- Mr. & Mrs. Clarence MAYO of Maury City announce the marriage of their daughter, Laura, to Wayne DANIEL, son of Mr. & Mrs. Herbert DANIEL, of Friendship on July 29th in Corinth, Miss.

MAURY JUNCTION--Born to Mr. & Mrs. Harry PRESCOTT, a son, Sunday night.

FRIENDSHIP--Mr. & Mrs. Tom Miller PRIVETT announce the arrival of a son, Tom Miller PRIVETT, Jr., August 17th.

CARD OF THANKS--We want to thank our many friends and neighbors for their kindness to us during the death of our darling husband and father, M. H. (Tobe) CARTER. Wife, Mrs. Bular CARTER; daughter, Mary Frances CARTER; step-daughter, Susie SNIPES; step-son, Wm. A. McBRIDE; two grandaughters, Sara Ann and Patricia; two grandsons, Donald and Anthony.

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