Crockett County Sentinel - February 1950
Crockett County Sentinel

FEBRUARY 1950

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CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL
BELLS, TENNESSEE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 2, 1950

DEATH... Services were held for Mrs. Lena Gertrude CASTLEMAN Wednesday at the Church of Christ in Alamo, burial in Cairo Cemetery, who died at Baptist Hospital, Memphis Monday. She was 64, born in Obion County, had lived most of her life in Crockett County. She leaves her husband, C. E. CASTLEMAN; one son, Clinton CASTLEMAN of Alamo; two daughters, Miss Martha CASTLEMAN and Mrs. Nettive REASONS of Memphis; two half-sisters, Mrs. Pauline COOKE of Alamo and Mrs. Joe TATE of Ridgely; two-half brothers, Howard HALL of Greenfield and Hebra HALL of Detroit, Mich.; two grandchildren.

CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL
BELLS, TENNESSEE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 2, 1950

DEATH... Services were held Wednesday at the Church of Christ in Bells for Mrs. M. S. WHITE, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Finley WILKERSON in Bells Monday, burial in Bellview Cemetery. She was 64. She leaves her husband of Bells; two daughters, Mrs. Finley WILKERSON and Mrs. Barney GRIFFIN of Bells; two sons, Floyd WHITE of Jackson and Doyle WHITE of Kenton; nine grandchildren.

CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL
BELLS, TENNESSEE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 2, 1950

BELLS ITEMS... Mr. A. P. CASEY returned home Friday from Tampa, Fla., having been called there by the sudden death several days ago a few days ago of his daughter, Mrs. Bob THIBEDEAU, who died of a blood clot. Mrs. CASEY will remain a while longer to help care of an infant son and another son, Bobby.

CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL
BELLS, TENNESSEE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 2, 1950

DEATH... B. E. BUFFALOE, 65, well-known Memphis contractor, died Thursday. He had formerly lived at Halls and is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; one son, Solon BUFFALOE of Memphis; Also three grandsons. Mrs. BUFFALOE was reared near Friendship.

CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL
BELLS, TENNESSEE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 2, 1950

FRIENDSHIP... Mr. & Mrs. F. S. SCOBEY and children attended the funeral of his brother, L. M. SCOBEY at Newbern on Wednesday.

CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL
BELLS, TENNESSEE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 2, 1950

ALAMO... Mrs. Willie WARREN attended the funeral of her grandmother, Mrs. J. I. WALLS in Harrisburg, Ark. last Thursday.

CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL
BELLS, TENNESSEE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 2, 1950

ALAMO... Born to Mr. & Mrs. Andrew HUGHES on January 23rd, a baby boy who has been named Lannie Augustus HUGHES.

CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL
BELLS, TENNESSEE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 2, 1950

WYSE-STOCKARD... Miss Conley Maureen WYSE and Guy W. STOCKARD were married on November(?)12th at the home of her parents, Mr. & Mrs. J. C. WYSE of Memphis. He is the son of Mr. & Mrs. W. O. STOCKARD of Gibson, Tenn.

CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL
BELLS, TENNESSEE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 2, 1950

COLVETT-WARREN... In a beautiful ceremony January 20th, Miss Latane COLVERT, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. C. A. COLVERT of Alamo, became the bride of Jones WARREN, son of Mr. & Mrs. D. D. WARREN of Alamo.

CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL
BELLS, TENNESSEE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 9, 1950

DEATH... Mrs. Ida B. THOMPSON died Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. N. PARK at Bells at the age of 84. She was the widow of the late Shelby THOMPSON, citizen of Friendship. She also leaves a step daughter, Mrs. J. N. BAKER of Tigrett and a step son, Wayne THOMPSON of Dyersburg and a granddaughter, Mrs. Billy BRYANT of Nashville. Services were held Tuesday at the Methodist Church in Bells, burial in Bellview Cemetery.

CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL
BELLS, TENNESSEE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 9, 1950

DEATH... Services for Robert Odis CORNATZOR, 38, who officers said took his life with a shotgun at his home near Alamo Sunday afternoon, were held at Salem Presbyterian Church Tuesday, burial in church cemetery. He leaves five brothers, Erby CORNATZOR, Lee CORNATZOR, Bill CORNATZOR and Paul CORNATZOR of Crockett County and Otto CORNATZOR of Blytheville, Ark; three sisters, Miss Hazel CORNATZOR of Crockett County, Mrs. Fay WHITEHEAD of Gibson County, and Mrs. Ruby SMITH of Covington.

CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL
BELLS, TENNESSEE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 9, 1950

ANNIVERSARY... Mr. & Mrs. W. B. WHITBY, who live with their son, M. W. WHITBY in Memphis, celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary Saturday. They have two other sons, T. B. WHITBY and Grady WHITBY, both of Memphis.

CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL
BELLS, TENNESSEE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 9, 1950

BELLS ITEMS... Mr. & Mrs. Hershel DROKE are the parents of a daughter born Thursday at St. Mary's Hospital in Humboldt.

CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL
BELLS, TENNESSEE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 9, 1950

DEATH... Mrs. Martha A. SINCLAIR, 91, died Friday afternoon at the Baptist Church in Memphis. Services were held in Dyersburg at the First Baptist Church. She was a native of Chestnut Bluff. Her husband, the late John L. SINCLAIR was for a number of years postmaster at Dyersburg and a pioneer merchant of Friendship.

CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL
BELLS, TENNESSEE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 9, 1950

L. F. DUNAGAN, SR... died Friday at 5 a. m. at his home in Friendship. Services were held Saturday at the Friendship Methodist Church, burial in Bethesda Cemetery. He was 62. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Elva WOODS DUNAGAN; three saughters, Mrs. Jack TAYLOR of Dandridge, Tenn., Mrs. Bond JONES of Jackson, Tenn., and Mrs. Myra WHITE of Friendship; tqo sons, L. F. DUNAGAN, Jr. and Edward DUNAGAN, both of Friendship; a brother, Rev. D. R. DUNAGAN of Milan; two sisters, Mrs. J. H. HAYES of Winter Haven, Fla. and Mrs. D. W. McILWAIN of Friendship.

CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL
BELLS, TENNESSEE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 9, 1950

DEATH... L. L. BRIGANCE, member of the faculty of Freed-Hardeman College in Henderson for many years, died Saturday at the age of 70. He was a teacher of languages and Bible, had also been active in the ministry of the Church of Christ since 1902. Services were held at Henderson Sunday afternoon.

CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL
BELLS, TENNESSEE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 9, 1950

GADSDEN... Mr. & Mrs. Herschal DROKE are parents of a baby girl named Dinah Eleise DROKE, born Thursday Feb. 2nd.

CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL
BELLS, TENNESSEE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 9, 1950

GADSDEN... Mr. & Mrs. Paul JAMES honored their father, W. N. PATTERSON with a surprise birthday dinner Sunday in celebration of his 85th.

CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL
BELLS, TENNESSEE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 9, 1950

GADSDEN... Mr. & Mrs. Hallum SMITH are announcing the arrival of a son, Stevie Miller SMITH, who was born at St. Mary's Hospital Monday, Feb. 6th.

CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL
BELLS, TENNESSEE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 9, 1950

PRATHER CLINIC BIRTHS... Born to Mr. & Mrs. Thomas F. JOYNER, Friendship, Feb. 1st., a daughter, Martha Nell JOYNER

CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL
BELLS, TENNESSEE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 9, 1950

PRATHER CLINIC BIRTHS... Born to Mr. & Mrs. Weldon MOSS, Alamo, Feb. 3rd., a son.

CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL
BELLS, TENNESSEE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 9, 1950

FRIENDSHIP... Mr. & Mrs. Jack TAYLOR and daughter, Patricia of Dandridge are spending a few days here having been called here by the death of her father, Mr. L. F. DUNAGAN, SR.

CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL
BELLS, TENNESSEE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 9, 1950

FRIENDSHIP... Mr. & Mrs. Leslie PERRY announce the arrival of a daughter, Rebecca Lynn PERRY Sunday, Feb. 5th at Baird-Brewer Hospital.

CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL
BELLS, TENNESSEE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 16, 1950

DEATH... Services for Mrs. Alice Paralee McNEELY, who died at her home in the Liberty Hall Community Friday morning were held at the Cypress Methodist Church, burial in the church cemetery. She was 82. She leaves nine children: Walter McNEELY of Atwood, John McNEELY of Memphis, Joseph McNEELY, Sam McNEELY and Murray McNEELY, Mrs. Bessie EMERSON, Mrs. Ollie Mae FOLLIS, Mrs. Vera EMERSON, and Miss Carrie McNEELY, all of Crockett County.

CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL
BELLS, TENNESSEE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 16, 1950

DEATH... Services for Miss Betty SMITH who died at the home of her nephew, A. R. SMITH at Jackson, Tenn., Tuesday morning were held Wednesday at Zion Hill Baptist Church near Friendship, burial in Zion Hill Cemetery. She was 76, born and reared in Dyer County near Bonicord. She leaves two brothers, W. D. SMITH of Jackson and John SMITH of Dyersburg.

CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL
BELLS, TENNESSEE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 16, 1950

NINE KILLED AT HURRICANE HILL... Nine people were instantly killed about 2 a. m. Monday when a cyclone struck the Hurricane Hill Community of Lauderdale County, so named from a similiar disaster which struck it in 1887. Mr. & Mrs. Wilson CARROLL and six children, the oldest 10 years, were killed when their home was lifted from a hilltop and sailed nearly 100 yards into a thicket at the foot of the hill. Alice WRIGHT, negro, was killed in the same community when her home was demolished. The broken arm of a negro child in one home was the diseaster's only injury. All who felt the tornado's immediate fury perished.

CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL
BELLS, TENNESSEE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 16, 1950

BUTLER-SKIPPER... Miss Marian BUTLER, daughter of Mrs. W. V. BUTLER and the late Mr. BUTLER of Chapel Hill, N. C., was married to James F. SKIPPER, son of Mrs. J. V. SKIPPER and the late Mr. SKIPPER of Bells, Tenn., at the National Baptist Memorial Church, Washington, D. C. on January 24th.

CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL
BELLS, TENNESSEE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 16, 1950

CORBIN-REECE... Mr. & Mrs. Guy CORBIN of Eaton, Tenn., announce the marriage of their daughter, Sue to Franklin REECE, son of Mr. & Mrs. Jim REECE of Crockett Mills on July 31st, 1949 at Corinth, Miss.

CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL
BELLS, TENNESSEE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 16, 1950

PRATHER CLINIC BIRTHS... Born to Mr. & Mrs. Glen Warren CORBETT, Alamo, Feb. 15th, a daughter, Glenda Ann CORBETT.

CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL
BELLS, TENNESSEE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 16, 1950

PRATHER CLINIC BIRTHS... Born to Ella B. and Raymond LOVE, colored, Friendship, Feb. 14th, a son, Bobby Gene LOVE.

CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL
BELLS, TENNESSEE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23, 1950

DEATH... William Franklin SANDERS died at his home near Friendship Friday a. m. at the age of 86. Services were held Saturday at Bethesda Church, burial in church cemetery. He leaves three daughters, Mrs. Ernest RICKS of Memphis, Mrs. Jim HUGHES of Bethesda and Mrs. Rose POSTON of Friendship; seven sons, Claude SANDERS and Ton SANDERS of Memphis, Aaron SANDERS, Cleo SANDERS and Jim SANDERS of Crockett Mills, Paul SANDERS of Dyersburg, and Bob SANDERS of Elizabeth; a brother, Jimmy SANDERS of Sanderstown; 20 grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL
BELLS, TENNESSEE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23, 1950

DEATH... Services for Judy Kate CURTIS were held Sunday at the Methodist Church in Friendship. She was 4 weeks of age. She is survived by her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Marshel CURTIS; one half-sister, Joann JERIGAN; her grandparents and a host of other relatives and friends. Burial was in Bell Vernon Cemetery in Friendship.

CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL
BELLS, TENNESSEE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23, 1950

BELLS ITEMS... Mr. & Mrs. R. E. VADEN attended the funeral of her brother, Mr. Henry BENNETT which was held Tuesday at the West Jackson Baptist Church in Jackson. He was a former Crockett Countian and was a conductor for the I. C. Railroad for 32 years.

CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL
BELLS, TENNESSEE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23, 1950

BELLS ITEMS... Recent visitors in the home of Mr. & Mrs. A. L. BRIGANCE were Mr. & Mrs. Russell MOONEY and mother, Mrs. W. H. ROBERTS of Richmond, Va., Dr. Bernard PATTON, Mrs. A. C. PATTON, and Mr. & Mrs. Frank ROBERTS of Memphis. They were called to Humboldt by the death of Mr. Will ROBERTS who died at Kennedy Hospital and was buried at his old home.

CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL
BELLS, TENNESSEE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23, 1950

DEATH... Services for Warren H. GREER who died at the home of his son, Hill GREER near Bells, Wednesday a. m. were held Thursday at Woodland Baptist Church, burial in Bellview Cemetery. He was 82. He leaves three sons, James GREER of Kansas City, Mo., Doyle GREER of Talikina, Okla., and Hill GREER of Bells.

CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL
BELLS, TENNESSEE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23, 1950

DEATH... Services for James Thomas SANDERS, 65, retired farmer, who died at his home in Alamo Monday were held at the Quincy Pentecostal Church, burial in Alamo Cemetery. He leaves his wife; three sons, Earl SANDERS of Houston, Texas, Paul SANDERS of Alamo and Prentice SANDERS of Nashville; two brothers, John SANDERS and Jack SANDERS of Alamo; a sister, Mrs. Liman LEWIS of Cross Roads; and a half-sister, Mrs. Cora WODLEY of Newbern, Tenn.

CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL
BELLS, TENNESSEE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23, 1950

CASTELLAW-THOMPSON... Mr. & Mrs. J. E. CASTELLAW of Maury Junction announce the marriage of their daughter, Ruth Carene CASTELLAW to William Neil THOMPSON, son of Mr. & Mrs. R. T. THOMPSON of Sardis, Tenn., in Corinth, Miss., on Feb. 11th.

CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL
BELLS, TENNESSEE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23, 1950

DEATH... Services for J. A. CLEEK, retired farmer and landowner, who died at his home Saturday were held at the Floyd's Chapel Methodist Church, burial in the church cemetery. He was 69, born near Friendship. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Ethel BRASFIELD CLEEK; and a sister, Mrs. T. V. SCARBROUGH of Memphis.

CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL
BELLS, TENNESSEE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23, 1950

DEATH... Services were held Sunday for the little son of Aaron H. and Mrs. Tommie McNEALY at the Methodist Church at Friendship, burial in Sudbury Cemetery. Billie Joe was taken seriously ill Thursday and was carried to Baird-Brewer Hospital and died early Friday. Besides his parents, he leaves two brothers, James McNEALY and Donald McNEALY; and his grandmother, Mrs. Minnie JONES to mourn his passing.

CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL
BELLS, TENNESSEE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23, 1950

DEATH... Stanton S. CONNELL, aged 79, of the 14th Districk, died Friday. He was born in Bells, he was formerly County Coroner and a retired decorator and had extensive farming interests. Services were held Sunday at the Church of Christ in Alamo, burial in Maury County Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Viola CONNELL; three sons, Dr. E. D. CONNELL of Memphis, J. T. CONNELL of Halls, and Frank CONNELL of Alamo; two sisters, Mrs. Etta KAIL of Alamo and Mrs. Sallie GRIFFIN of Humboldt; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL
BELLS, TENNESSEE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23, 1950

DEATH... Henry Bryant BENNETT, 76, died Monday at Doctors Hospital, Jackson, and services were held Tuesday at West Jackson Baptist Church. He was born near Crockett Mills but when a small boy moved to Jackson with his family where he began a railroad career in 1897 being employed by the I. C. Railroad and served 32 years as conductor. In 1921 he was licensed as a Baptist minister and was active in the work of his denomination. He was a brother of the late G. L. BENNETT and Mrs. Alice CATES of Alamo. Four brothers, John A. BENNETT, C. R. BENNETT, and W. A. BENNETT of Jackson and W. P. BENNETT of Memphis; and three sisters, Mrs. W. R. COOKE and Mrs. Emmett TAYLOR of Jackson and Mrs. Ed VADEN of Bells survive. Als his wife; two sons and four daughters, (not named)

CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL
BELLS, TENNESSEE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23, 1950

DEATH... Services were held Saturday at Oak Ridge Church of Christ for Mrs. J. W. LESLEY who died at her home in Obion Thursday at the age of 81, burial in Oak Ridge. She leaves her husband; three daughters, Mrs. H. A. ELMORE of Maury City, Mrs. Lonnie SUMMERS of Blytheville, Ark., and Mrs. Taylor KEITH of Obion; two sons, Carl LESLEY of Blytheville and Ira LESLEY of Holland, MO. Mr. & Mrs. LESLEY lived in the Friendship community until about 6 years ago when they moved to Obion County.

CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL
BELLS, TENNESSEE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23, 1950

MAURY CITY... Miss Betty EDEN and Frank TRITT were married Saturday at the Baptist Church in Halls.

CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL
BELLS, TENNESSEE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23, 1950

PRATHER CLINIC BIRTHS... Born to Mr. & Mrs. Warren C. GARRETT, Halls, Feb. 9th, not finished.

CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL
BELLS, TENNESSEE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23, 1950

PRATHER CLINIC BIRTHS... Born to Jeanette and Willie BLAKE, Trenton, colored, a daughter, Feb. 20th, Lurla Mae.

CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL
BELLS, TENNESSEE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23, 1950

FRIENDSHIP... Miss Margaret SANDERS of U. T. J. C., Martin, spent a few days at home for the funeral of her grandfather, Mr. W. F. SANDERS.

CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL
BELLS, TENNESSEE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23, 1950

BELLS ITEMS... Mr. & Mrs. Tom CRABTREE received a telegram announcing the birth of a new grandson, Feb. 9th. Michael Callann CRABTREE, little son of Mr. & Mrs. Damon CRABTREE of Miami, Fla. He weighed 7 lbs. and 12 ozs.

CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL
BELLS, TENNESSEE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23, 1950

ALAMO... Mr. & Mrs. Odie HUTCHISON are the proud parents of a 7 lb. boy, born Feb. 15th at Webb-Williamson Hospital in Jackson. He has been named Odie Thomas HUTCHISON.

CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL
BELLS, TENNESSEE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23, 1950

ALAMO... Mr. & Mrs. Oris COLTRAIN of Milan announce the arrival of a daughter, Mary Jane at St. Mary's Hospital in Humboldt on Wednesday, February 15th. Mr. & Mrs. COLTRAIN are former residents of Alamo.

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