Crockett County Sentinel - March 1949
Crockett County Sentinel

March 1949

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JANUARY 6, 1949 THRU DECEMBER 29, 1949


BELLS--Bells friends are in sympathy with Mrs. W. B. NOWELL, whose father, Mr. George E. TODD passed away Friday afternoon in Humboldt following a few days illness.

BELLS--Mr. & Mrs. Earl BAUMGARDNER, of St. Louis announce the birth of a daughter, Celia Kay, on February 16th. Mrs. BAUMGARDNER is the former Margaret BRYANT, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Otto BRYANT.

CAIN & McCARLEY--Saturday at 8 p. m. at the Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, Miss Catherine CAIN, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Cecil Lee CAIN became the bride of Floyd D. McCARLEY, son of Mrs. McCARLEY and the late Clinton McCARLEY, of Alamo, Tenn.

JACKSON, TENN., FEB. 27--Miss Jean Elizabeth SHELLABARGER became the bride of George R. BRANSON, Jr., Saturday at the West Jackson Baptist Church. She is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Jesse Sheldon SHELLABARGER, of Jackson. Mr. & Mrs. SHELLABARGER lived in Bells when Jean was a child.

DEATH--Services for Don PIERCE, who died early Saturday morning at his home in the Cypress community were held at the Cypress Methodist Church, Burial in Cypress Cemetery. He was 71. He was a lifelong resident of Crockett County, and was a farmer. He was married to Miss Rosa BOYD in 1898, they observed their 50th wedding anniversary in December. He also leaves two daughters, Mrs. R. A. CROSSNOE and Mrs. Paul EDWARDS; one brother, Jim PIERCE; and a sister in Texas.

DEATH--Services for P. B. MEACHAM, farmer and landowner of Crockett county were held Wednesday at Lebanon Methodist Church, burial in the church cemetery. He was 60. He died at noon Tuesday in Dyersburg Hospital. He leaves two foster sons, C. W. YOUNG, Jr., of Memphis and Royce FLOYD, of Halls; a foster daughter, Mrs. Ollie FLOYD, of Halls; a brother, E. W. MEACHAM, of Halls; and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth ALFORD, of Blytheville, Ark.

DEATH--Services for George E. TODD, of Gadsden, who died Friday afternoon at Ourslers Clinic in Humboldt, were held Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Gadsden Church of Christ, burial in Oakland Cemetery. He was a life-long resident of Crockett County, a member of the above church. He was 86. He leaves his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Grace SWABLE, of Mobile, Ala., Mrs. W. B. NOWELL, of Bells and Mrs. J. W. TODD of Dyersburg. Mr. & Mrs. TODD celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last August.

DEATH--Services for Richard Jerre HAY were held at 2: 30 p. m. Tuesday at Providence Baptist Church, burial in church cemetery. He had been clerk of the Crockett County Court for a number of years. He died late Sunday afternoon, he was 54. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Ollie Hopkins HAY; two daughters, Mrs. Henry KEEBLER, of Johnson City and Mrs. Joe Brady NELSON, of Humboldt.

FRIENDSHIP--Auzzie LIPFORD, formerly of Friendship, but for several years a resident of Blytheville, Ark., died at his home there Monday. The body was brought to Friendship were burial was held Wednesday afternoon in Sudbury Cemetery at 4 p. m. He was a brother of Mr. A. A. LIPFORD, Friendship merchant and Mrs. Roy SUDBURY, of Halls.

FRIENDSHIP--Mrs. Bettie MOORE and Mrs. Hal MALONE were notified of the death of Mrs. Carlis HIPPS, of Greenville, Miss., Sunday a. m. Mrs. HIPPS is a daughter-in-law of Mrs. MOORE and formerly lived in this community.

ALAMO--Born to Mr. & Mrs. Harline LOWERY, February 25th, a daughter.

ALAMO--Mr. & Mrs. Barney NORVILLE, of Bells, announce the arrival of a son, Bowen Ray NORVILLE, at the Brownsville Hospital Tuesday, March 1st.



DEATH--Fred B. HAMILTON, old time showman, for many years a partner in the Hamilton-Kasley Co. touring this section, died Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R. A. CAMPBELL in Memphis at the age of 70. He managed the Bells Theatre and Roxy Threatre in Alamo for a short time before he quit the show business entirely. He was born and reared in Rives, Tenn.

DEATH--Services were held Thursday at Holly Grove Church for George Walter LEATH, who died at his home near Friendship Wednesday, burial was in the church cemetery. He was 75. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Annie Mae LEATH; two daughters, Mrs. Leslie BAGGETT, of Humboldt and Mrs. Floyd SWEENY, of Memphis; one son, Murray LEATH, of Friendship; and a foster daughter, Mrs. Virgie STICH, of Corinth, Miss.

DEATH--Fourteen year old Billy DANIEL had no mother and so he helped with the family cooking while his father and older brother worked in the field. But Billy will cook no more meals for his dad. He is dead from burns received when fire destroyed the farm house where he was cooking dinner. Coal oil is believed to have started the fire. He never regained consciousness to tell hoe the fire started and died late Thursday at Blytheville, Ark. The family had moved a month ago from Alamo, Tenn., to the H. W. WYLIE Plantation at Hickman, 16 miles east of Blytheville, Ark. Services were held at 2 p. m. Saturday in Alamo, at Cypress Methodist Church, burial in Cypress Cemetery. He leaves his father, William DANIELS; five sisters, Mrs. Pauline TURNER, of Gibson Wells, Tenn., Mrs. Mary POOLE, of Chicago, Mrs. Merle ROWELLS, of Benton Harbor, Mich., Mrs. Mildred BODKINS, of Humboldt, and Mrs. Lois MILLER, of Alamo; three brothers, James DANIELS, of Amarillo, Ark., Melvin DANIELS, of Gibson Wells, Tenn., and Joe DANIELS, of Blytheville.

DEATH--William Andrew Johnson RIDDICK was born March 22, 1868 and died March 8, 1949, 14 days from his 81st birthday. He was a teacher. His hometown, Maury City elected him a member of Crockett County Court. After this he served as Postmaster at Maury City for 20 years and retired at the age of 72 years. He was married to Betty Howell LEMONS in 1891. Of this union, the following children: Mrs. Eva DEYERLE and Will J. RIDDICK, of LePanto, Ark., Mrs. Jack POSTON, of Maury City, Miss Katy RIDDICK, of Memphis and Royce H. RIDDICK, of West Memphis, Ark. In 1917, he married Hattie B. SELLERS, of Fulton, Ky., of this union the following children survive: Mrs. T. Warren GARRETT, of Murfressboro, and Mary Sue and Gladys RIDDICK, both of Atlanta, Ga. He is survived by five grandchildren: Royce RIDDICK, JR., of Cadet School, San Antonio, Texas, Betty Riddick CLARK, of West Memphis, Ark., T. W. GARRETT, III, Margaret GARRETT and Wm. Riddick GARRETT, all of Murfreesboro. He was the eldest of 10 children, five of whom still survive: E. L. RIDDICK, J. D. RIDDICK, W. P. RIDDICK and Mrs. Ola RIDDICK, all of Maury City and T. B. RIDDICK, of Humboldt. Funeral services were at M. S. Church in Maury City, burial in Maury City Cemetery.

PHILLIPS & PEARSON--Miss Dorothy Gelain PHILLIPS, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. PHILLIPS became the bride of Harry Moran PEARSON, son of Mr. & Mrs. J. N. PEARSON, Sunday afternoon, February 20th at Beech Bluff Methodist Church, Beech Bluff, Tenn.

BURIAL--Services for PFC Tommy HANNER were held Monday at 2 p. m. at Elizabeth Methodist Church near Friendship, burial in Elizabeth Cemetery. He was killed in action in North Africa July 11, 1943. He was 23. He was accorded full military honors at the grave. He leaves his parents, Mr. & Mrs. W. A. HANNER, of Elizabeth; a brother, Lonnie HANNER and a sister, Neldred HANNER.

ELIZABETH--Mrs. George VERNON is visiting her daughter, Mrs. W. S. FARMER and new daughter at Oak Ridge. The little lady arrived February 8th.



EARNHART & MOORE--Mr. & Mrs. Henry EARNHEART, of Friendship announces the marriage of Evelyn to SGT. Ishmael MOORE on February 11, 1949 at Hernando, Miss.

BELLS--Mr. & Mrs. Maurice FARROW left Saturday for Glassboro, N. J., to see their grandson, born March 6th, to Mr. & Mrs. John FARROW.

DEATH--Services were held for W. J. HALL at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Friendship Church of Christ, burial in Antioch Cemetery. He was 73. He was a farmer and landowner and had lived at his homeplace since 1910. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Cecile Thorton HALL; his sons, Horace HALL, Eugene HALL, and Woodrow HALL, all of Friendship, and William HALL, of Humboldt; and one daughter, Mrs. Lillie TURNER, of Huron, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Ida H. DUNCAN, of Compton, Calif.

DEATH--Services for Mrs. Beulah YOUNG, lifelong resident of the Chestnut Bluff community were held at 10: 30 a. m. Friday at the Chestnut Bluff Church of Christ, burial in Halls Cemetery. She was 48, she died Wednesday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. W. W. YOUNG, of Chestnut Bluff. She had been ill several years. She leaves her father, Jim BUTLER, of Halls; brothers, Crutchel BUTLER and Aubrey BUTLER, both of Dyersburg, and sisters, Mrs. Luther DICKERSON, Mrs. John BUTLER and Mrs. Lee REECE, all of Halls.

ELIZBETH--Mr. & Mrs. Norfleet WOODSIDE are parents of a nine-pound-boy, born March 13th at Baird-Brewer Hospital.

ALAMO--A son weighing six pounds was born to Mr. & Mrs. John L. BOLING March 2nd at the Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital in Parkersburg, West Virginia. The maternal grandparents are Mr. & Mrs. Carl BROWN, of Spencer, W. Va. The paternal grandparents are Mrs. Wm. R. BOLING and the late Mr. BOLING, of Alamo. Mr. BOLING is the newly appointed General Manager of the Hotel Stratford in Parkersburg, W. Va. He also operates Spencer Roane in Spencer, W. Va.

ALAMO--Mr. & Mrs. Bill BROWN and son, Billy, were called to Little Rock, Ark., by the death of her father, Mr. SCOTT.

COXVILLE--Mr. & Mrs. Scott MOORE went to Paris Sunday to attend the funeral of his brother, Dexter MOORE, who died Thursday night, burial in a Jackson Cemetery Sunday.



DEATH--Thomas Brown KING, 87, died Saturday at his home in Memphis. He was a retired farmer, former civic leader and long time head of the Good Roads Bureau of the Memphis Chamber of Commerce. He moved to Memphis from Brownsville 47 years ago. Until he sold his farming interests at Searcy, Ark, last January, he divided his time between Memphis and his plantation. Burial in Memphis, Tenn.

DEATH--Services for Mrs. Victoria Ann LOVE, who died Saturday at her home in Humboldt after a long illness were held Sunday at Humboldt Methodist Church, burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. She was 87, the widow of Dave E. LOVE, was born and reared in Crockett County, the daughter of Franklin and Sara M. BOLING. She moved to Humboldt 48 years ago. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. C. P. CRAIG, of Nashville and Mrs. Emmett E. STEWART, of Humboldt; and her son, Bonnie LOVE, of Humboldt.

DEATH-- John Warren McCOY, aged 56, died of a heart attack Monday night at his home in Alamo. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Paul SANDERS, of Alamo and Mrs. Wm. CONLEY, of Memphis; and one son, J. W. McCOY, of Alamo. Funeral Services at Center Monday.

BELLS--Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. COZART, of Memphis are announcing the arrival of a daughter recently. Mrs. COZART was formerly Miss Madge MOCKBEE, daughter of the late Henry MOCKBEE. She was reared in Bells.

PEARSON & MOORE--Mr. & Mrs. R. W. MOORE, of Fulton, Miss., announce the marriage of their daughter, June (Jean in another article. ) to Harold C. PEARSON, son of Mr. & Mrs. H. C. PEARSON, of Bells, Tenn., in Corinth, Miss. March 1st.

BURIAL--PVT Homer H. ARNOLD was born March 10, 1925. He entered the service of his country at the age of 20 and served in a tank division. He was killed on April 29, 1945 in Okinawa. He is survived by his mother and step-father, Mr. & Mrs. Ernest GARTRELL, of Bradford; four sisters, Mrs. Joe RAYFORD, Mrs. Clarine CAVINESS, of Blytheville, Ark., Mrs. R. C. BAILEY, of Gibson Wells, Mrs. Elmer EVANS, of Martin, and one brother, Marvin ARNOLD, of Humboldt. Funeral services were held at Chestnut Hill in Gibson County and his remains were brought to Salem and laid to rest beside his father, Homer ARNOLD, with full military honors.

GADSDEN--Mr. & Mrs. G. B. LYNN and daughter, Sara, attended the funeral services Sunday for their uncle, J. H. LYNN, who passed away at his home in Union City.

CARD OF THANKS--We wish to express our appreciation to our friends for their kind expressions shown in the passing of our husband and brother; Wiley MORGAN. Mrs. Wiley MORGAN; Mr. & Mrs. Wallace MORGAN, and Mr. & Mrs. Andrew HOCKADAY.

ELIZABETH--Mr. & Mrs. Billy HALL are the parents, of an eight pound boy born March 15 at Prather's Clinic.

ELIZABETH--Mr. & Mrs. Andrew HOCKADAY attended the funeral of her hal-brother, Wylie MORGAN at Friendship, Monday.

ALAMO--Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth AUSTIN announce the arrival of a son on Thursday, March 17th at Prather Clinic. He is named Tony Edward AUSTIN.

ALAMO--Mr. & Mrs. B. T. HALL, of Crockett Mills, announce the arrival of a seven pound son, William Michael, born March 16th at Prather Clinic.

FUNERAL--Funeral services for PVT Paul T. RICE, who was killed in Belguim during the Battle of the Bulge, January 13, 1945, will be held Friday at 2: 30 at Nance Church of Christ, burial in church cemetery. Paul entered the Army May 6, 1944 and went overseas in December, 1944. He leaves his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Grover E. RICE, of Alamo; two brothers, Olfie RICE and Charles RICE, both of Alamo; two sisters, Mrs. Johnie Lorance, of Jackson, and Mrs. Fay FARMER, of Brownsville.

FRIENDSHIP--Mr. & Mrs. W. S. FARMER, Jr., announce the arrival of a baby girl named Pamela Elizabeth, born February 26th.

FRIENDSHIP--Mrs. Allie TAYLOR attended the funeral of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Vicki LOVE in Humboldt Monday.



BRYANT & PEARSON--A wedding of interest was Miss Aleene BRYANT and Mr. Fred PEARSON was solemnized Sunday in Corinth, Miss.

BELLS--Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Irvin DAVIS, of Bells, announce the marriage of their daughter, Rosa Faye DAVIS to Harold O. HAZEN, Jr., of Tulsa, Okla., on March 4th at Madison Heights Methodist Church, Memphis.

DEATH--Dr. Moran IRVINE died Tuesday morning at his home in Alamo following a stroke. He was born in Weakley County Aoril 29, 1873 and was for many years a funeral director in Dresden. He has been engaged in the drug business in Alamo for 20 years. He was married to Mary Sue MOORE in 1896. Mrs. IRVIN and two sons, Tom IRVINE, of Dresden and Sam IRVINE, of Memphis survive; two grandchildren; and one great grandchild; four brothers, Jack IRVINE, of Ft. Worth, TX., Will IRVINE, of St. Cloud, Fla., Bob Lee IRVINE and J. A. IRVINE, both of Dresden; and one sister, Mrs. Sophia FERGUSON, of Dresden. Funeral Services at the residence in Alamo Wednesday, burial in Dresden.

DEATH--Funeral Services were held Sunday at 2 p. m. at Salem Methodist Church for Thomas CLIFFORD, who died at Baptist Hospital, Memphis, burial in Salem Cemetery. He was 73, born in Crockett County, made his home near Gadsden, a retired blacksmith. He leaves one brother, Emmit G. CLIFFORD, of Gadsden; three nephews, Alton CLIFFORD, of Tampa, Fla., Clarence CLIFFORD, of Fla., and Thomas GRAY, of Colt, Ark.; two neices, Mrs. Lillian JAYNES, of Gadsden and Mrs. Sybil FISHER, of Trenton.

MIDWAY--Mr. & Mrs. Alvin HOPPER are the proud parents of an eight pound girl which arrived March 22nd, named Judy Carol HOPPER.

ALAMO--Invitations have beeb received here announcing the marriage of Jacqueline Louise RAWLINS, of Mobile, Ala., to William Robert KELLEY, will be solemnized April 16th at the Methodist Church in Mobile, Ala. She is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Dewey Blaine RAWLINS, of Mobile; and he is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Nay KELLEY, of Jackson.

ALAMO--Mr. & Mrs. Jack HARRISON and son, Jack, were called to Baton Rogue, La., by the death of her brother-in-law, L. C. JONES.

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