Crockett County Sentinel - February 1949
Crockett County Sentinel

February 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


FUNERAL--Services for Pvt. Elmer E. GREEN were held at 2 p. m. Friday at Oldfield Methodist Church near Maury City, burial in church cemetery with full military honors. He was killed in action in France November 8, 1944. He entered the service in March of the same year. He leaves his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Bud GREEN and a sister, Mrs. Willie Sue RIDDICK, of Maury City.

BELLS--Born to Mr. & Mrs. Gerald McKINNON on Tuesday, February 1st, a son.

BELLS--Mrs. Alice STEPHENSON received a wire Monday announcing the arrival of a daughter to her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. & Mrs. Owen STEPHENSON, of West Minister , Md. The baby was born Monday morning at Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, D. C.

FUNERAL--Services for W. R. HASSELL, widely known minister of the Church of Christ were held Wednesday at Trenton. He was 77. He preached in this county several years and had lived near Trenton for the past 30 years.

FUNERAL--Services for Archie McMILLIAM, prominent farmer, who died Tuesday at his home in Bells, were held in the Bells Baptist Church at 2 p. m. Wednesday, burial in Cypress Cemetery. He was 84. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Leila McMILLIAN; sons, Clarence McMILLIAN, of Jackson, and Murray McMILLIAN, of Oxford, Miss.; Daughters, Mrs. C. L. CANADA, of Bells. Mrs. Homer CRAIG, of Humboldt, and Mrs. H. C. JONES and a brother of Ranger, Texas.



FUNERAL--Mrs. Marcus L. DODSON, widow, died Saturday night at her home in Trenton after a long illness. She was 85. She was born in Trenton and lived there all her life, a Methodist. She leaves five daughters, Mrs. L. F. MATHEWS and Mrs. Jessie MILLIGAN, of Trenton, Mrs. John P. WADE, of Brazil, Tenn., Mrs. Tom HEFLEY, of Ardmore, Okla., and Mrs. John C. PUTNAM, of Friendship; and a son, Robert R. DODSON, of Pittsburg.

FUNERAL--Mr. James Kendrick DUNLAP passed away in the early hours of February 2, 1949 at the age of 86 years and 3 months. The funeral was held at the home of his son, at Fruitvale, burial in Belleview Cemetery. He was born October 12, 1862 and married Miss Dora Hortense CAREY December 10, 1890. To this union were born three boys and one girl; surviving are Perry DUNLAP, Earl DUNLAP and Mrs. Bessie WILLIAMS, the youngest boy passing on at the age of three months. He has one grandson, Kendell WILLIAMS, now in Knoxville. His wife preceded him in death thirteen years ago. He was born north of Gadsden, the son of James M. and Elizabeth CARTER DUNLAP, of a family of nine children. Four of his sisters survive; Mrs. W. Z. RAINES, Mrs. J. N. JACKSON, Mrs. Franklin CRADDOCK and Mrs. Lum RAINS. His brother, Roland P. DUNLAP died a few years ago in Okla.

COXVILLE--Charles, six-weeks-old son of Mr. & Mrs. L. C. GORDON, died last Thursday and was carried to Waverly Friday for burial.

MIDWAY--Tom MAYFIELD, an old and respected colored citizen, passed away at his home February 7th, after about three weeks illness. He suffered a stroke. Tom had lived in this community a number of years and had many white friends who regret his passing.



FUNERAL--Services were held February 9th at 11: 30 a. m. at the Pond Creek Methodist Church for Miss Zilpha PRICE, who died at her home near Bells, Monday, February 7th, burial in Pond Creek Cem. She was 25. She leaves her father, Leo PRICE; three brothers, James PRICE, Freeman PRICE and Marvin Leo PRICE; and one sister, Miss Lavern PRICE, all of Bells, Route #1.

BELLS--Mr. & Mrs. Roland KREBILL are announcing the arrival of a son, February 13th at Hershey Hospital, Muscatine, Iowa. Mrs. KREBILL is the former Ruth PACE, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. E. C. PACE.

TILLMAN & JERNIGAN--Miss Melba TILLMAN, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. James TILLMAN, of Friendship, became the bride of PFC Douglas A. JERNIGAN, son of Mr. I. E. JERNIGAN and the late Mrs. JERNIGAN, January 27th in Franklin, Ky.

RICHARDSON & CORBETT--Mr. & Mrs. W. R. RICHARDSON are announcing the marriage of their daughter, Mary Ann, to Glen W. CORBETT, of Johnson City, son of Mr. & Mrs. Glen CORBETT, of Dyersburg on February 5th in Johnson City.

BRASFIELD & BARDEN--The wedding vows of Mr. & Mrs. Cornelius BRASFIELD, of Jackson, were exchanged February 13th at Woodland Baptist Church near Brownsville. She is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Joe BARDEN, of Union; he is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Ira BRASFIELD, of Crockett Mills.

DEATH-- Mrs. J. P. SIMS died at the home of her son, Leslie SIMS in Alamo Tuesday at 3 a. m. A member of a West Tennessee pioneer family, she was born in Trenton in 1972 and was the daughter of the late Tom AMOS. She came to Crockett County as a school teacher in her teens and made her home with her sister, the late Mrs. Kate MOORE. Here she met and married Dr. J. P. SIMS. She leaves two sons, Leslie SIMS, Editor of this paper and Paul SIMS, Editor of the States Graphic in Brownsville; one daughter, Mrs. W. L. HARDISON, of Chicago, Illinois. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Church of Christ in Friendship, burial in Bell Vernon Cemetery.

MAURY CITY--Born to Mr. & Mrs. H. E. JORDAN, a son, February 14th.

MAURY CITY--Mr. Neimon BOOTH, Jr., and Miss Alice NIXON, of Bradford, were married Saturday, Feb. 5th.

GADSDEN--Mr. & Mrs. Marshall EUBANKS are the parents of a baby girl born Monday, February 14th, named Dora Marshall EUBANKS. Mrs. EUBANKS is the former Miss Ernestine KINCAID, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. A. L. KINCAID.

ELIZABETH--Mr. & Mrs. W. A. HANNAH received word that the boby of their son, Tommie HANNAH had arrived in the States. Tommie died in service of his country July 11, 1944.

ELIZABETH--Mrs. Billie WRIGHT has a new baby boy, Richard Dale WRIGHT. They are at home with her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Gordon GREEN.



DEATH--Funeral services were held Monday a. m. at Alamo Baptist Church for Mrs. Maria Boykin CANNADY, who died at her home in Alamo at 1: 20 a. m. Sunday, burial in Alamo Cemetery. She was 83. She was a widow of the late W. B. CANNADY, former merchant and Register of Crockett County. She leaves a son, W. B. CANNADY, Jr., of Indianapolis, Ind.; three daughters, Mrs. Gladys MURPHY, of Alamo, Mrs. Marie MOORE and Mrs. George R. SMITH, of Memphis; one brother, Robert E. BOYKIN, of New Castle, Ind.

BELLS--Mr. & Mrs. W. M. FARROW, Mr. Raymond FARROW, and Dorothy; Mr. & Mrs. Edward POTTS and Ellison POTTS, attended the funeral of Mrs. FARROW'S nephew, A. P. MAYES at Humboldt Sunday.

DEATH--Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Methodist Church in Friendship for Edd REEVES, well known carpenter and painter, burial in Sudbury Cemetery. He died of a heart attack while at work on a building Wednesday, He was born in Friendship and married Miss Zula ROBERTSON, who died a few years ago in Calif. Since her death, he married Mrs. Josephine ROTE in Long Beach and they returned to Friendship last year to make their home. He was 68. Besides his wife, he leaves a son, Ernest A. REEVES, of Long Beach, Calif.; and one daughter, Mrs. G. F. BEAUDION, of Long Beach.

DEATH--Elvin E. GEORGE, 36, a farmer of the Crossroads community near Halls died enroute to Baird-Brewer Hospital Monday morning after drinking a "poison highball" mixed with Cola. Services were held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at Southfork Baptist Church, burial in church cemetery. The death was listed as a suicide by police. He leaves his wife, Dora May Lumley GEORGE; two sons, Franklin GEORGE and Danny Eugene GEORGE; a daughter, Nancy GEORGE; three brothers, Herman GEORGE and Grover GEORGE, both of Bells and Cole GEORGE, of Rapid City, S. D.; two sisters. Mrs. John GLIDWELL, of Trumman, Ark., and Mrs. Isaac HEATH, of Halls.

DEATH--Services for Jim FERGUSON, farmer and blacksmith, were held at the Friendship Methodist Church at 10 a. m. Monday, burial in Sudbury Cemetery. He died of a heart attack Saturday. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Dora Bedwell FERGUSON; two sons, Oliver FERGUSON, of Memphis and Otha FERGUSON, of Gary, Inf.; one daughter, Mrs. Lewis ARLINGTON, of Atwood; five sisters, Hortense FERGUSON, of Atlanta, Ivy FERGUSON and Mrs. Lou DICKERSON, both of Russellville, Ala, Mrs. Maggie MOORE, of Friendship and Mrs. May ROBBINS, of Trenton.

DEATH--Services were held Sunday at 3 p. m. at the Center Methodist Church for James Carrol JACKSON, prominent citizen of Gadsden, who died Wednesday, burial in Center Cemetery. He was 87, a Presbyterian, was engaged in farming near Gadsden and spent his life in this county. He leaves four sons, James Mose JACKSON, of Mo., John JACKSON, of Alamo, Carrol C. JACKSON and Allen JACKSON, both of Gadsden; one daughter, Mrs. Lorine NORVILLE, of Gadsden; and 23 grandchildren.

ELIZABETH--J. D. TILLMAN, of Memphis and Miss Frances FORD, of Memphis were married February 6th at Hernando, Miss. J. D. is the son of Mr. & Mrs. G. E. TILLMAN, of this community.

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