Crockett County Sentinel - July 1949
Crockett County Sentinel

July 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--Clem Mack CLARK, well known farmer of the Cypress community in the 6th district died Saturday morning following a heart attack while working in the field. He was 74, a Methodist, born and reared in this county. Funeral services were held Sunday at Cypress Church with burial in that place. He leaves his wife; one son, William CLARK, of Jackson; three daughters, Mrs. Rebecca Sue DAVIS, Mrs. Margarette NORVILLE and Mrs. Dorris May WEBB, all of Alamo; one sister, Mrs. Mary GIBBONS, of Memphis; one half-sister, Mrs. Clevie WATKINS, of Alamo; and two half-brothers, Frank CLARK, of Alamo and Victor CLARK, of Paragould, Ark.

EVANS & YOUNG--Miss Louise YOUNG, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. E. D. YOUNG, of Gadsden, became the bride of William Thomas EVANS, son of Mrs. Nell EVANS and the late Andrew EVANS, of Alamo at 4 p. m. Saturday at the home of E. V. BOONE.

PRATHER CLINIC--Born to Mr. & Mrs. R. H. HUTCHINSON, of Alamo, June 30th, a son.

PRATHER CLINIC--Born to Mr. & Mrs. Lebert HENDRIX, Bells, July 4th, a son.

DEATH--Services for James V. SKIPPER, who died Wednesday morning of last week at his home near Bells, were held Thursday morning at the Church of Christ at Cross Roads, burial in Robertson Cemetery. He was a farmer, active in Bells Chamber of Commerce and lived all his life near Bells. He was 48. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Doris SKIPPER; five sons, Norman SKIPPER, M/Sgt. in the Army, James SKIPPER, Jr. Yeoman 1st Class in the Navy, Roy Thomas SKIPPER, Dannie SKIPPER and Rodney SKIPPER, all of Bells; and two daughters, Mrs. Thomas BARFOOT, of Memphis and Miss Judie SKIPPER, of Bells.

MITCHELL & JONES--Mr. & Mrs. O. C. JONES, of Alamo, announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Betty Sue JONES to Theo MITCHELL, son of Mr. & Mrs. Zack MITCHELL, of Gadsden on July 1st at First Christian Church of Alamo.

FRIENDSHIP--Mrs. Hal MALONE and daughter, Betty Lou and Mrs. Eva FISHER attended the funeral of their nephew and cousin, Jerry Dean DAVIS in Unionville Saturday.

DEATH--Mrs. Lavuran LOVE, wife of A. W. LOVE, died at her residence in Dyersburg Friday. She was 45 years old, had been in ill health for 15 years, confined to her bed for the past two years. She had lived in Dyersburg since 1925, when the family moved here from Friendship. Besides her husband, she leaves two daughters, Miss Catherine LOVE and Mrs. Bob GRIFFIN, of Dyersburg; her mother, Mrs. Kate TOWNSEND, of Dyersburg; five brothers, William TOWNSEND, of Memphis, Mark TOWNSEND, of RoEllen, Dawson TOWNSEND, of Dyersburg, (only three brothers named); four sisters, Mrs. Lola BASS of Friendship, Mrs. Mark COBURN, of Tigrett, Mrs. Louis HUNGERFORD, of Memphis and Mrs. Gene REED, of Dyersburg and two grandchildren. Services in First Baptist Church, burial in Fairview Cemetery.

DEATH--Mrs. Amanda McFARLAND of Humboldt passed away Tuesday night, she was 94 years of age, and was blind for 19 years. She was an aunt of Mrs. Lillie HUMPHREYS and great aunt of Heustis LEMOND, of Alamo. Burial at Bradford.



DEATH--Grave services for Perry Wayne HUTCHISON, infant son of Mr. & Mrs. R. H. HUTCHISON, of near Crockett Mills were held Monday, July 4th in Crockett Mills Cemetery.

BELLS--Mr. & Mrs. Willie TERRY are the proud grandparents of a new granddaughter born to Mr. & Mrs. Floyd TERRY.

BELLS--Mr. & Mrs. Sims KENNER, of Texarkana, Texas, who were recently married, will arrive Friday to spenf their vacation with his mother and sister, Mrs. Rose KENNER and Miss Eleanor KENNER.

ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCED--Mr. & Mrs. Nathan LEWIS, of Alamo announce the engagement of their daughter, Joyce Sidney, to Mr. Morris B. LEVY, son of Mr. & Mrs. Louis LEVY, of Middletown, N. Y., the last of August.

DEATH--A. L. COLTRAIN, for several years a merchant of Alamo, died at his home in Alamo early Wednesday. Because of illness, he had retired from buisness and assisted his wife and son, Everett in the floral business in Alamo for a number of years. He was 80. Burial in Alamo Cemetery. He leaves his wife; four sons, Adolphues COLTRAIN and Everett COLTRAIN, both of Jackson, Herman COLTRAIN, of Alamo and Oris COLTRAIN, of Milan and three grandchildren.

PRATHER CLINIC--Born to Mr. & Mrs. Woodrow FORSYTHE, Halls, Tenn., July 8th, a son.

PRATHER CLINIC--Born to Mr. & Mrs. Carl Roger HARRELL, Alamo, July 9th, a daughter named Alice Fay.

PRATHER CLINIC--Born to Mr. & Mrs. Claude F. LUTTRELL, Alamo, July 9th, a daughter named Brenda Sue.

PRATHER CLINIC--Born to Mr. & Mrs. John SMITH, Jr., Alamo, July 10th, a daughter named Brenda Ann.

PRATHER CLINIC--(colored) Born to Annie and Sammie Lee HARRISON, Humboldt, July 6th, a daughter named Alta Faye.

DEATH--Funeral services for Mrs. Nannie FARROW, age 57, who died Sunday after a long illness, were held in the chapel of Ronk Funeral Home in Bells, Monday, burial in Beleview Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Raymond FARROW; one son, Lawrence FARROW, of Alamo; two daughters, Mrs. Garland STEVENS, of Fairhope Ala.; and Miss Dorothy FARROW, of Cross Roads; two sisters, Mrs. L. M. MITCHELL of the Midway community and Miss Addie MARTIN, of Alamo; two brothers; A. C. MARTIN, of Jackson, and J. T. MARTIN of Fort Worth, Texas.

DEATH--Mrs. Fannie Bell Norville KAIL, wife of W. E. KAIL, died Thursday morning at her home in Bells. She was 76, had been in ill health for 7 years and confined to her bed for ten months. Besides her husband; four daughters, Mrs. Lelia K. JONES, of Memphis, Mrs. Frank GARRETT and Mrs. Ewen MILLER, both of Bells, and Mrs. L. A. COBB, of Brownsville; four sons, Bill KAIL, of Fruitvale, J. L. (Preacher), KAIL, Robert KAIL and Sam KAIL, all of Bells; twenty grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Effie PITNER, of Alamo and Mrs. Zula NORVILLE, of Cross Roads. Services at First Christian Church, burial in Bells Cemetery.

DEATH--The body of sweet little Bill Stephen SOUDER, two-weeks-old son of Mr. & Mrs. Don SOUDER was laid to rest in the Alamo Cemetery Friday afternoon. Funeral services were held in Mrs. SOUDER's parents home, Mr. & Mrs. Cary ALSOBROOKS. He leaves a twin brother, Bob Tyler SOUDER.

DEATH--Services for Albert Clay SERATT were held at General Baptist Church at Viar community near Dyersburg, burial in Sudbury Cemetery. He was 76, a retired farmer and a Baptist. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Sally Anderson SERATT; five sons, Richard SERATT, of Memphis, Douglas SERATT, of Bradford, Robert SERATT, Dan SERATT, and Charles SERATT, all of Dyersburg; six daughters, Mrs. Bertie BOWERS, of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. S. M. RAY , Mrs. T. L. RAY, Mrs. Gladys AGEE, and Mrs. Eddie WALDRON, all of Dyersburg, and Mrs. Basil WALKER, of Friendship; two brothers, Douglas SERATT, of Fowkles and John SERATT, of Dyersburg.

DEATH--Services for Artie Collins OTTINGER were held at the Bethesda Methodist Church near Friendship, burial in church cemetery. He was 69, he died at his home Friday. He leaves five sons, B. A. OTTINGER, Jim OTTINGER, Alvin OTTINGER and Anthum OTTINGER, all of St. Louis, Mo., and G. H. OTTINGER, of Trenton; 3 brothers, W. G. OTTINGER and Ivan OTTINGER, both of Hayti, Mo.; and E. E. OTTINGER of St. Louis, Mo.

FRIENDSHIP--Miss Hazel WILLIAMS left Wednesday to attend the wedding of her cousin, Frank WALLACE to Miss Mary CRIPPIN on Thursday at the First Christian Church in Flors, Illinois.

ELIZABETH--Mr. & Mrs. Eldon CLARK are the parents of a girl born on July 7th.

MIDWAY--Mr. & Mrs. Roland DURHAM have a new baby girl, born July 6th, named Diane.

MIDWAY--Mr. & Mrs. Raymoth KAIL are parents of a son born July 2nd, named Carey Lynn.

ALAMO--Word was received here Monday by relatives that Mr. Joe RANDLE had passed away at his home in Tampa, Fla., Sunday.

JETTONS--Mrs. B. F. FUTRELL received word Wednesday morning of the death of her mother, Mrs. J. R. MILAM, of Jackson.



DEATH--Cecil H. LLOYD, 42, died at his home in Jackson Friday morning following a long illness. Born in Crockett County, he had made his home here for the past 11 years. He was a farmer and WWII vet. Services were from Gadsden Baptist Church, burial at Gadsden.

DEATH--Miles F. CAMPBELL, 71, who died at his home in Dyer County Friday were held Saturday in Curry Funeral Home. He leaves a brother, John CAMPBELL, of Bonicord and a sister, Mrs. Ida STANFIELD, of Lenox.

BELLS--Dr. and Mrs. Edwin EDWARDS, of mcKenzie, are announcing the arrival of a daughter July 13th. She is named Meredith EDWARDS.

BELLS--Friends in Bells of Mr. Wade THOMAS were sorry to hear of his death last week in his home in Mounds, Ill.

PIPKINS & PARKS--Mr. & Mrs. Victor PIPKINS, of Bells, are announcing the marriage of their daughter, Victoria, to Lacy PARKS, of Brownsville, on July 2nd, at Corinth, Miss.

INFANT DIES--Paul DAVIS Jr., infant son of Mr. & Mrs. Paul DAVIS, of Alamo, died Friday, July 15th. Services at the grave by Rev. C. P. HERNDON, burial in Alamo Cemetery

WYLIE & HART--Mrs. J. A. HART, of Halls, announces the marriage of her daughter, Alma Dean HART, to Sgt. Burl WYLIE, son of Mrs. Luther WYLIE, of Dyersburg, in Halls, Sunday at 4 p. m.

DEATH--Mrs. Nannie M. WALLACE, widow of John Benjamin WALLACE, died Sunday at her home in Little Rock, Ark., at the age of 72. She was born and reared in Crockett County, and was a teacher. She leaves four sisters and six brothers. Two brothers, Ernest and Roy DUGAN both of Humboldt and Miss Mary DUGAN, of Humboldt are among the survivors.

EDENTON & OVERTON--Mr. & Mrs. Henry EDENTON, of Alamo, announce the engagement of their daughter, Edith, to Joseph R. OVERTON, son of Mr. & Mrs. J. A. OVERTON, of Toone, Tenn. The wedding will take place August 7th at the First Baptist Church in Alamo.

PRATHER CLINIC BIRTHS--Mr. & Mrs. James Edward COWAN, July 13th, a son, James Franklin COWAN, Alamo.
Mr. & Mrs. J. H. BARNES, July 19th, a daughter, Harriett Sue BARNES, Friendship.
Mr. & Mrs. Paul DAVIS, July 14th, a son, Paul, Jr., Alamo.
Andrew & Leora NEELY, colored, July 17th, a son, Jessee Owens, Humboldt.

GADSDEN--News was received here Sunday, of the sudden passing of Mrs. John WALLIS at Conway, Ark. She was reared here and is remembered as Miss Nannie Matt DUNGAN.

BELLS--Mrs. Don SUMMERS, of New Orleans, La., is here with her mother, Mrs. J. A. FARROW and brother-in-law and sister, Mr. & Mrs. Clyde PEARSON. Mr. & Mrs. SUMMERS have a new baby girl which they will adopt and will carry her home as soon as she is old enough to travel.



DEATH--Funeral services were held Wednesday at 11 a. m. at the Center Methodist Church near Alamo for Mrs. Frances Adena EMERSON, who died at her home Monday, burial in Center Cemetery. She was born in Crockett County and was 75 years of age. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Ida BASS and two step-sons, Homer EMERSON and Herman EMERSON, all of Alamo.

BELLS--Mr. & Mrs. Raymond KING, of Dayton, Tenn., are announcing the arrival of a son, Dean Wesley KING on July 22nd, at the Dayton Hospital. Mr. & Mrs. KING formerly lived at Bells.

PARHAM & REDDICK--Mrs. William A. J. RIDDICK, of Maury City announces the engagement of her daughter, Miss Gladys RIDDICK, to Jewel Harris PARHAM, son of Mrs. Jewel PARHAM, of Athens, Ga. The wedding will be held in the Methodist Church in Maury City, August 13th.

MAURY CITY--Mrs. M. L. BUFORD is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Ralph MONTAGUE and new grandson in Memphis.

DUNAGAN & COBURN--Mr. & Mrs. Joe Tom PARK announce the marriage of their sister, Pearl COBURN to Edward DUNAGAN, son of Mr. & Mrs. L. F. DUNAGAN, of Friendship, on Sunday, the 31st of July at their home near Friendship.

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