Crockett County Sentinel - January 1949
Crockett County Sentinel

January 1949

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and contributed it for use on this web site.

JANUARY 6, 1949 THRU DECEMBER 29, 1949


DYERSBURG, TENN., JAN. 1--Services for W. Guy WARREN, who died at his home here Friday were held in Cairo Baptist Church near Crockett Mills at 3 p. m. Sunday, burial in Cairo Cemetery. He was 76. He leaves three sons, Earl WARREN, of Memphis, Cecil WARREN and Z. P. WARREN, of Dyersburg; daughter, Mrs. Lucille DAVIS, of Laredo, Texas; brothers, John WARREN, of Brazil, and Morris WARREN, of Memphis; sisters, Mrs. Alice BURNETTE, of Maury City, Mrs. Della CARMON, of Friendship, Mrs. Eva BELL, of Alamo, and Mrs. Pearl CHILDRESS, of Friendship.

SERVICES FOR--PFC. Murvin D. KING were held Saturday at 11 a. m. at Bethesda Presbyterian Church near Friendship. Full military honors were accorded, burial in church cemetery. He was killed in action in France Dec. 8, 1944, he was 20. He leaves his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Ernest KING, of Friendship; three brothers, Harry KING and Lloyd KING, of Maury City and French KING, of Bells; sisters, Mrs. Otto EMISON, of Bells, Mrs. Jimmy L. CHAMBERS, of Tigrett and Mrs. Fletcher CROSSNO, of Memphis.

BURRESS & FUNDERBURK --Mr. & Mrs. John BURRESS, of Gadsden, are announcing the marriage of their daughter, Lois, to Mr. L. FUNDERBURK, son of Mr. & Mrs. Virgil FUNDERBURK, of Cooter, Mo., on Sunday, December 26th at Osceola, Ark.

Mr. & Mrs. Joe EDWARDS, of Bells, are announcing the birth of a daughter at Memorial Hospital, Brownsville, on Sunday, Jan. 2nd. She was named Emily Haywood EDWARDS.

Mrs. Frank WARD spent a few days last week with her husband at Newbern, but was called home by the death of her month-old-granddaughter, Nancy Lou DAVIDSON, of Milan, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. James DAVIDSON. Burial was in Milan. She passed away early Friday.

COGBURN & CASTELLAW--On December 24th, Miss Bettye COGBURN, daughter of Mr. J. H. COGBURN, of Crockett Mills, became the bride of Gerald CASTELLAW, son of Mr. & Mrs. Paul CASTELLAW in Jackson, Tenn.

JONES & CARLSON-- A wedding of interest was that of Miss Lavelle JONES, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. E. W. JONES of Bells and Mr. Fred CARLSON, grandson of Mr. & Mrs. Allen FOSTER, of Selmer, on October 11, 1948 in Corinth, Miss.

Willie B. SHAW, aged 42, died Sunday at 4: 30 p. m. at his home near Johnson Grove. He was a native of Weakley County. He is survived by one brother, James E. SHAW; and two sisters, Mrs. LOVELL and Miss Emma Lou SHAW. Funeral services at Johnson Grove Baptiat Church, burial in Robertson Cemetery.

CAMPBELL & RICHARDSON--Mrs. J. E. THURMON, of Newbern, announces the marriage of her daughter, Tommie CAMPBELL to Wm. "Bill" RICHARDSON, son of Rev. W. R. RICHARDSON, of near Alamo. The couple were secretly married September 2nd in Corinth, Miss.

Mrs. Louvenia SANDERS, 58, of Humboldt, died on December 30th at 8: 45 p. m. She was a native of Crockett County. Burial in Rosehill Cemetery in Humboldt. She is survived by the following children, Chitt SANDERS, of Jackson, Johnie SANDERS and Algord SANDERS, both of Chicago, Mrs. Elizabeth CARLTON, of Dyer. Mrs. Weslie VANN, of Humboldt; also four sisters, Mrs. Ethel REASONS, of Alamo, Mrs. W. O. MURDOUGH, of Beech Bluff, Mrs. Lonzo CLEEK, of Humboldt and Mrs. Berdie CLEEK, of Memphis; four brothers, Fred HOPPER, Virgil HOPPER, Vinson HOPPER and Willis HOPPER, all of Henderson.

RICHERDSON & FEWELL--Mr. & Mrs. L. O. RICHARDSON, of Fruitvale announce the marriage of their daughter, Jennie, to Harry FEWELL, son of Mr. & Mrs. R. B. FEWELL, of Nance, on Sunday, December 26th in Hernando, Miss. They will make their home in Marston, Mo.

ALAMO--Mr. & Mrs. Andrew RANDOLPH announce the arrival of a daughter, Anna Louise at the Brownsville Hospital, Saturday, January 1st.

ALAMO--Born to Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Caset, at St. Mary's Hospital, Humboldt on December 29th, an eight pound son who has been given the name of Jackie Lynn.



DEATH-- Services for George W. STANLEY, retired farmer who died at 5: 30 p. m. Monday at his home near Maury City were held at 2 p. m. Tuesday ay Maury City Methodist Church, burial in Maury City Cemetery. He was 90. He was born in Mo., moved to Illinois as a youth, and had lived near Maury City for the past 52 years. He was a Methodist and a Mason. He leaves three sons, Wilbur STANLEY, of Halls, Preston STANLEY, of Memphis and Silas STANLEY, of Jackson, ; three daughters, Mrs. Calvin BRANDON, Mrs. Bob NEAL and Mrs. Leslie NEAL, all of Maury City; three sisters, Mrs. G. E. CARNAHAN, of Denver, Mrs. Emma BARNETT, of Maury City and Mrs. W. H. HULL, of Macon, Illinois.

Mrs. J. B. EDWARDS and Mrs. Mosie STRICKLAND of Bells, attended the funeral of Mrs. James McCLURE, of Nashville, which was held last Thursday at Trenton.

Mr. & Mrs. Bill MOORE have the sympsthy of friends in the loss of their baby daughter, who was stillborn last Friday.

SERVICES FOR Homer L. BOLING, carpenter for the Riddick Lumber Co., of Maury City, were held at the Maury City Church of Christ, burial in Maury City Cemetery. He was 62. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Frances Lyons BOLING; two daughters, Mrs. Charlie CARTER, of Maury City and Mrs. Thomas MOORE, of Dresden; one brother, Lofton BOLING, of Alamo; and one granddaughter, Charlotte Sue CARTER.

TRACY & HUGHES--Mr. & Mrs. John TRACY, of Alamo announce the marriage of their daughter, Jerry May, to Morris HUGHES, son of Mr. & Mrs. Noble HUGHES, of Memphis, on Saturday, December 25th, 1948 in Hernando, Miss.

SERVICES FOR Wm. Henry HARBER, retired Dyersburg farmer were held at Sorrell's Chapel Methodist Church near Dyersburg, burial in church cemetery. He died at 11 p. m. Saturday at the home of a son, Roy J. HARBER. He was 89. He was born at Friendship, Tenn., and lived most of his life near Dyersburg. He moved to Memphis 3 years ago. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Nina DUNCAN, of Memphis, and Mrs. Clarissa WYNN, of Dyersburg; five sons, Roy J. HARBER, and Elbert L. HARBERT, of Memphis, J. W. HARBER, of Dyersburg, E. T. HARBER and Balaam H. HARBER, of Kerrville and a brother, B. A. HARBER, of Friendship.

DEATH--Mrs. Robert COX, of Jackson, died Sunday and funeral services were held at Griffin Funeral Home Tuesday. Mrs. COX was a daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Tom JONES, formerly of Friendship. She was a sister of Mrs. Wyatt SMITH, of Huntsville, Ala.

OVERTON & BROWN--Mr. & Mrs. Dewey OVERTON, of Bells are announcing the marriage of their daughter, Martha, to Frank BROWN, the son of Mrs. Mose BROWN, of Bells on December 24th in Hernando, Miss.

ALAMO--Mrs. Leon DAVIS and Mr. & Mrs. O. D. CRAIGLOW attended the funeral of Mrs. CRAIGLOW's nephew, Pvt. Floyd PHILLIPS, whose body was brought back from England to Trenton Friday.

ALAMO--Born Tuesday, December 28th to Mr. & Mrs. W. F. HAYNES, of Stocton, Calif., a baby girl, Marie Elaine. They formerly lived here and Mr. HAYNES was employed by this newspaper.

MAURY CITY--Mr. & Mrs. W. V. SCARBOROUGH received a telegram from their son, Marshall SCARBOROUGH, in the U. S. Navy, announcing his marriage to Miss Lydia HOWES from Melbourn Victoria, Australia, at Norfolk, VA, December 23rd.

TIGRETT--Mr. Bob YOUNG, of Friendship and Mr. & Mrs. Ed YOUNG, Mrs. Linnie MEEKS and Sam YOUNG, attended the funeral of Mr. Mack YOUNG in Kennett, Mo., last Friday.



DEATH--Funeral services were held Sunday at 2: 30 p. m. at the Providence Baptist Church for J. M. SMALLWOOD, who died at his home in the Nance Community Friday, burial in Providence Cemetery. He was born in McNairy County and was a member of Providence Baptist Church. He was 72. He leaves one son, W. J. C. SMALLWOOD; two daughters, Mrs. Ernest PEACE and Mrs. L. A. LEWIS; three sisters, Mrs. Lee WOODS, of Alamo, Mrs. Ida WARREN, of Alamo and Mrs. B. O. GREEN, of Luxora, Ark.; one brother, Harlie SMALLWOOD, of Alamo.

BELLS--Mrs. James RUST, of the Cypress Community is at Webb-Williamson Hospital, where she has been critically ill for several days after giving birth to a stillborn baby boy.

DEATH--Funeral Services were held at the Johnson Grove Baptist Church Sunday at 11 a. m. for Mrs. Eveline Ruth JONES, who died at her home near Alamo, burial in Robertson Cemetery. She leaves three sisters, Mrs. Sally PROCTOR, of Bells, Mrs. Janie BLESSINGAME, of Jackson and Mrs. Meatre GARRETT, of Tulahatchi, Miss.; two brothers, J. T. COBB, of Haywood County and Leon COBB, of Crockett County.

COXVILLE--Born to Mr. & Mrs. Paul David WEAVER on Friday, January 14th, a son. The baby is the grandchild of Mr. & Mrs. Carl HUDGINS.

ALAMO--Mr. & Mrs. Harry HOWELL announces the arrival of a daughter at Brownsville Hospital, Tuesday, January 18th.

ALAMO--Mr. & Mrs. W. E. NICHOLS, Jr., announce the arrival of a daughter, Judy Gibbons, at Brownsville Hospital, Friday, January 14th.



DEATH--Funeral services were held Thursday at the First Assembly of God Church in Dyersburg, for Monroe Madison MILAN, who died at Baird-Brewer Hospital in Dyersburg Wednesday night, following a stroke. He was born in Humphreys County, was 62 years, and a Methodist. He was a lumber mill operator in Dyersburg at the time of his death. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Clara Lou Duff MILAN; children, Dell MILAN, Mrs. Paul HESTER and Mrs. E. B. ESSARY, of Dyersburg; one brother, Claude MILAN, of Ridgley; one sister, Mrs. Delia O'GUINN, of Union City. Burial in Fairview Cemetery.

DEATH--Services were held at Floyd's Chapel Church Thursday for Wesley Algie COOK, who died at his home near Friendship Wednesday. Burial in church cemetery. He was 54, born in Crockett County. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Annie COOK; two sisters, Mrs. Herschel AGEE and Mrs. Horace COGBURN, of Friendship; a brother, Bill COOK, of Maury City; and an adopted son, Jimmy COOK.

BELLS--Dr. & Mrs. L. J. McRAE and Mrs. O. L. GRANT attended the funeral of Mrs. F. K. McRAE at Corinth, Miss., Saturday.

BELLS--Mrs. H. L. CATES received a wire Monday telling of the death of her brother-in-law, Dr. N. A. JACOBSON, of Tucson, Ariz., Sunday. Burial in Tucson.

SHELLABARGER & CHIPMAN--Mr. & Mrs. Earl SHELLABARGER, of Bells are announcing the marriage of their daughter, Felice, to Julius CHIPMAN of Okla. City, Okla. on January 12th in Oklahoma City.

MORE ON DEATH OF--J. M. SMALLWOOD. This obit states his home was near Crockett Mills, his birthday was January 19, 1876. His sisters names were Lou WOODS, and Audie GREEN (given with husband's names in other obit) daughters also. Mary W. LEWIS and Lillie Maie PEACE. Also 12 grandchildren and one great-grandson.

COXVILLE--Born to Mr. & MRs. Paul COX, of Humboldt on January 13th, a daughter. She is the grandchild of Mrs. J. A. SMITH of COXVILLE.

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