Crockett County Sentinel - June 1949
Crockett County Sentinel

June 1949

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and contributed it for use on this web site.

JANUARY 6, 1949 THRU DECEMBER 29, 1949


STULTS & SCHOTT--Miss Betty Ann STULTS and Carl Enit SCHOTT were married May 24th in Cotinth, Miss.

BELLS--Mr. & Mrs. Solon JACOCKS of Brownsville are announcing the arrival of a son, born May 28th. Mrs. JACOCKS is the former Marcelline MATHEWS.

TURNER & PERRY--Mr. & Mrs. J. H. TURNER, of Trenton, Tenn., announce the marriage of their daughter, Peggy Ann, to William Franklin PERRY, of Selmer, Tenn., May 26th at Crockett Mills in the home of Mr. & Mrs. J. W. CUNNINGHAM, grandparents of the groom.

DEATH--Mrs. Herman KEE died at her home near Alamo Monday May 23rd at 7 p. m. She was 61 years and lived in Crockett County all her life. She leaves her husband; four sons, Buster KEE, Jerman KEE, and Howard KEE, all of Alamo, and Tatum KEE, of Cross Roads; one sister, Mrs. Virgie WEBB, of Bells; two brothers, Don TATUM, of Memphis and Barnard TATUM, of Alamo.

DEATH--Services for Charlie E. HUDGENS, retired farmer of Coxville community, who died Sunday at St. Mary's Hospital, Humboldt, were held at Salem Presbyterian Church, burial in Salem Cemetery Monday. He leaves a sister, Mrs. Sally DANIELS, of Brownsville; eight children, Sam HUDGENS, of Terre Haute, Ind., Jessie HUDGENS, of Caruthersville, Mo., Carl HUDGENS, of Coxville, Alfred HUDGENS and A. T. HUDGENS, both of Atwood, Tenn.; Mrs. Annie Lou HOPPER, of Milam, Mrs. John TRACEY, of Alamo and Mrs. Mattie Sue RICHARDSON, of Humboldt. ( From a different section of same issue; More information about C. E. HUDGINS--he reared his family in Coxville; his wife preceded him in death several years ago; he later married Mrs. Maggie VICKER, who survives him; He was 78 years of age. )

PARK & HAWKINS--Mr. & Mrs. Ira D. PARK announce the marriage of their daughter, Mary Alleen, to LT. (j. g. ) Victor Newton HAWKINS, son of Mr. & Mrs. J. F. HAWKINS on Tuesday, May 31st.

COXVILLE--James Penn MATHIAS & Mary WILKINS were married last Saturday in Corinth, Miss. He is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Bob MATHIAS; she is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. WILKINS, of Humboldt.

COXVILLE--Dr. & Mrs. Nathan PORTER, of Knoxville are announcing the birth of a daughter, Natalie Ann, born in a Knoxville hospital on May 24th. She is the only granddaughter of Mr. & Mrs. Ira PORTER who already have seven grandsons.

FRIENDSHIP--Mrs. Harry SCALES spent a few days last week in Trenton and attended the funeral of Mr. Gayle FAUCETT Thursday.

FRIENDSHIP--Mr. Coy WELCH was buried in Fowkles Sunday afternoon.

ALAMO--Mr. Ed JAMISON was buried in Milan Friday.

ALAMO--Mr. & Mrs. Royal Lee COZART, of Jackson announces the arrival of a daughter at the home of her sister, Mrs. Van Ewen EVANS, on Sunday, May 29th. She has been named Jo Carolyn.



DEATH--Services for Wm. V. HOUGE, who died Sunday night at his home near Maury City were held at Palestine Methodist Church Tuesday, burial in church cemetery. He was a farmer and WWI vet. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Willie Sue HOUGE; seven children, William, Joyce., James, Joe, Lester, Jerry Wayne, & Linda Sue HOUGE; a sister, Mrs. Opal TIPTON, of Finley; two brothers, C. W. HOGUE & A. C. HOGUE, both of Halls; one half-brother, G. S. MELTON, of Phoenix, Ariz.

BELLS--Mr. & Mrs. Jewel AGEE, of Union City, are parents of a daughter born June 1st.

DEATH--Mrs. Kate REASONS passed away Saturday afternoon late at her home in Bells after long illness. Funeral services at the Baptist Church, burial in Bellview Cem. She is survived by one brother, S. L. HENDERSON; three sons, Polmer REASONS, of Alberquerque, N. M., Herschel REASONS, of Texas, and Wilmer REASONS, of Bells; and three grandchildren.

DEATH--Services for Jefferson Davis CHERRY, 84, who died in Memphis Tuesday, were held at Ronk Funeral Home in Alamo Wednesday, burial in Bellview Cem., in Bells. He formerly lived in this county.

FORSYTHE & MONCIER--Mr. & Mrs. Cleve MONCIER, of Vance, Miss., announce the marriage of their daughter, Jean, to Prentiss FORSYTHE, son of Mr. & Mrs. George FORSYTHE of Alamo on May 28th.

JESSE S, JONES, EX-TENNESSEE LEGISTALOR DIES--Jesse Sewell JONES was 61, born near Chestnut Bluff, near Halls. He died at his home in St. Petersburg, Fla. He married the former Lotta CORNELL, of Detroit, in Lake City, Fla., they have no children.

REEVES & JONES--Announcements of the approaching marriage of Katie Pearl REEVES, of Union City, daughter of Mr. Hiram W. REEVES and the late Mrs. Minnie Warren REEVES, to Cloyce Eugene JONES, son of Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. JONES, of Dyersburg, will take place in Union City June 22, 1949.

DEATH; MRS. GEORGE WALKER--Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 7th, for Mrs. Clyde Brint WALKER at the Methodist Church in Tigrett, burial in the family cemetery of the George WALKER estate. She died at her home in Tigrett Monday afternoon. She was born in Hendersonville, but spent most of her life in Tigrett, she was 69. She leaves four step-children, Mrs. Roy KELLER, of Bolivar, Mrs. Jim CLARK, Mr. John WALKER and Mr. Warren WALKER, of Tigrett and several neices and nephews.

WILLIAMS & RICHARDSON-- Wanda WILLIAMS and Porter RICHARDSON were married at Erin last Friday. She was the daughter of Mr. T. V. WILLIAMS and Mrs. Edna WILLIAMS. He is the son of Esq. and Mrs. Homer RICHARDSON.

DEATH--Mrs. Alice STRACHN, of Alamo, died while visiting her daughter, Mrs. T. J. WATKINS in Flat River, Mo., on Wednesday, May 25th. A daughter of the late David and Lucy Nunn MAYO, she was born here on Janusry 10, 1873. She was married to Joseph D. STRACHN, who preceded her in death in 1915. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. WALKINS and Mrs. Charlie BROWN, both of Alamo; five granfchildren and one great-grand child; and one brother, William MAYO, of Alamo. Funeral services at Maury City Baptist Church, burial in Nunn Cemetery.

FRIENDSHIP--Mrs. Nynn SANDERS died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Aubrey HARWELL and Mr. HARWELL Wednesday morning in Parkin, Ark. She was the widow of the late Dr. John SANDERS for many years a practicing physcian in Friendship and had many friends and relatives in this community.

FRIENDSHIP--Born to Mr. & Mrs. James FREEMAN, a son, William FRANKLIN.

MAURY CITY--Born to Mr. & Mrs. James RIDDICK, a daughter, June 4th, in Prather Clinic in Alamo.

ALAMO--A. C. DARDEN attended the wedding of Louise DARDEN and Bobbie TUCKER in Memphis Sunday.

ALAMO--Mr. & Mrs. A. D. AVERY belately announce the marriage of their daughter, Deloris, to Flavil GRIGGS, son of Mr. & Mrs. Oscar GRIGGS, of Friendship.

ALAMO--Mr. & Mrs. Tom BURNES announce the marriage of their daughter, Maxine, to Doyle AVERY, son of Mr. & Mrs. A. D. AVERY.



TRENTON, TENN., JUNE 12TH--The wedding of Miss Betty DURIO, of Trenton and Hugh LEWIS, of Bells, took place Friday, the 10th of June, in the Southern Presbyterian Church of Concord. Her grandfather is Dr. Cyrus E. TYREE, with whom she lived. She is the daughter of Daviv Edward DURIO, of New Orleans.

DEATH--Mr. James L. MYERS (Uncle Jimmy) died at his home near Johnson Grove Monday May 30th. He was 82 years old. Funeral services were held at Johnson Grove Baptist Church, burial in Robertson Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ada MYERS; two daughters, Mrs. Jack SNIDER and Mrs. Buster BUCKINGHAM, all of this community; two brothers, Sammy MYERS, of Bruceton and Dozzie MYERS, of Hollow Rock.

MORE ON DEATH OF MRS. NYNN SANDERS--daughter in whose home she died was Dola HARWELL; another daughter, Mrs. Lillian STANLEY and one son, Monte SANDERS, all of Parkin. Funeral services and burial in Blytheville, Ark. One sister , Mrs. W. A. EDWARDS, of Blytheville and one brother, Dr. J. C. YOUNG of Jonesbora, Ark. She was 80 years old.

DEATH--Funeral services for Isaac N. NANCE, driver of Success Laundry Dry Cleaners, were held at the Cosmopolitan Funeral Home in Memphis, burial in Elmwood Cemetery. He died at 4: 30 a. m. Wednesday at Methodist Hospital of injuries received last Friday in an auto accident near Eads, Tenn. He was 38. He was born in Maury City, and had lived in Memphis about six years. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Rachel Cain NANCE; his daughter, Madelyn, three years, both of Memphis; his parents, Mr. & Mrs. John NANCE; brother, J. G. NANCE, all of Maury City; four sisters, Mrs. Vester CLEEK, of Maury City, Mrs. Noel FONVILLE and Mrs. William HALL, both of Humboldt, and Miss Ann NANCE, of Blytheville, Ark.

DEATH--Jefferson Davis CHERRY, retired Bells farmer, died at 11: 20 a. m. Tuesday at the home of his son, Ernest CHERRY, of Memphis. He moved to Memphis about four years ago and had been in ill health for four months, he was 84. He was born in Bells, he leaves his wife Mrs. Azilee CHERRY; two sons, Ernest CHERRY and Ollie CHERRY; his daughter, Mrs. Effie SMOTHERS, all of Memphis. Services were held in Ronk Funeral Home, Alamo, Wednesday afternoon, burial in Bells Cemetery.

DEATH; SECOND REPORTING--(I just picked up highlights)Services for J. Sewell JONES, 61, who died at his home in St. Petersburg, Fla., on June 2nd., were held at grave at Antioch Cemetery, where he was buried last Thursday afternoon. He was the son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Henry JONES. Also leaves his sister, Mrs. Thomas McGREGOR, of Gunter, Texas.

ALAMO--Born to Mr. & Mrs. Robert HOELZEN, of Burlington, Iowa, a son, on June 7th.



DEATH--Services for Albert L. LANIER, who died at his home in Meridian, Miss., Thursday morning were held Saturday morning at the First Christian Church in Henderson, Tenn., burial in Henderson Cemetery. He was 66, born in Crockett County near Crockett Mills and worked as a Western Union lineman until his retirement after 30 years service. He leaves two sons, Hugh H. LANIER, of Birmingham, Ala., and Joe W. LANIER, of Montgomery, Ala.; three daughters. Mrs. Malvin COLEMAN, of Henderson, Mrs. Harold E. BRYANT, of Humboldt, and Mrs. H. G. VICK, of Meridian, Miss.; one brother, Edd LANIER, of Memphis; and four grandchildren.

PRATHER CLINIC--Born to Mr. & Mrs. James McCall BURNS, Friendship, Tenn., June 16th, a daughter named Anita Cheryl.

PRATHER CLINIC--Born to Mr. & Mrs. Noah Thomas WRAY, Gates, Tenn., June 19th, a daughter named Patsy Ann.

PRATHER CLINIC--BORN to Mr. & Mrs. Don SOUDER, Sunday, June 19th, twin boys; Bob Tyler SOUDER and Bill Stephen SOUDER.

DEATH--Dr. C. B. CHAFFEE, of Memphis, 63, died Tuesday. He practiced medicine in Alamo several years ago, moving away from this place in 1933. He leaves his wife; a daughter, Miss Patricia CHAFFEE; a son, C. Benjamin CHAFFEE, Jr.; and 6 brothers and 1 sister.

DEATH--Funeral services were held in Blytheville, Ark., Thursday for Mr. Thurmond McGREGOR who died Tuesday of last week. His wife passed away five weeks before his death. Mr. & Mrs. McGREGOR were from near Gadsden and have many friends and relatives here.

TURNER & GIVENS--Mr. & Mrs. J. C. GIVENS announce the marriage of their daughter, Ruth, to Charles H. TURNER, of Alamo, Tenn., son of Mrs. Eunice TURNER and the late Mr. TURNER, onMay 24th at Corinth, Miss.

COXVILLE--Born to Mr. & Mrs. L. Z. HUDSON on June 14th, a daughter in St. Mary's Hospital.

ALAMO--Twins were born to Mr. & Mrs. Don SOUDER Sunday, June 19th on Father's Day, on the birthday anniversary of Cary Stanley ALSOBROOK and on the weddinf anniversary of Mr. & Mrs. SOUDER.

ALAMO--Mrs. Lem McLEAN left June 16th for Florence, S. C. to attend the wedding of her son, Major B. W. McLEAN at the First Methodist Church at 5: 30 p. m. on June 18th to Mary Jo CAIN.



DEATH--Services for Bradford A. WEBB, who died at his home in Alamo Monday were held at Cypress Church Tuesday, burial in the church cemetery. He was a retired farmer. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Sophie WEBB; three sons, T. A. WEBB, Neal WEBB, and Nelson WEBB, all of this county; five daughters, Mrs. Alta COOK, of Friendship, Mrs. Mildred TYLER, Mrs. Dorothy GRANT, Mrs. Jo STRONG, Mrs. Gene MONCIER, all of Alamo; one sister, Mrs. Tince PERMENTER of Abilene, TX.

RIDDICK & VINSON--Miss Mary Sue RIDDICK, daughter of Mrs. W. A. J. RIDDICK, of Maury City, and Mr. Charles L. VINSON, of Memphis, were wed on Sunday, June 19th at 4: 30 in the home of the bride's mother.

ALAMO--Born to Mr. & Mrs. Bill RICHARDSON, of Alamo, on Wednesday, June 8th, a boy named William Michael RICHARDSON.

ALAMO--Born to Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy HUDSON, of Jonesboro, Ark., an eight pound two ounce girl at the Jonesboro Hospital on June 26th. Mrs. HUDSON was the former Corinne WILLIAMS, of this place.

FRIENDSHIP--Mr. & Mrs. Bruce AGEE announce the arrival of a daughter on June 28th.

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