Crockett County Sentinel - May 1949
Crockett County Sentinel

May 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--Funeral Services were held Wednesday at 3 p. m. at the Nance Church of Christ for Mrs. Lona Lewis LAMAN, who died at her home near Alamo Tuesday, burial in Nance Cemetery. She was born in Crockett County, aged 68 years. She leaves her husband, Claude; two daughters, Mrs. Eddie PREISSIG, of Chicago and Mrs. Thomas BADGETT, of Jackson; one son, Earl LAMAN; and seven grandchildren.

BELLS--Mrs. Miller PETTEY and infant daughter, Linda, who was born April 22nd at the Baptist Hospital came home Thursday.

BELLS--Mr. & Mrs. Stanley CRAWFORD are announcing the arrival of a son April 28th at Doctors Hospital, Jackson.

BELLS--People were shocked to hear of the deaths of Mrs. James D. GOOCH and her sons, Jerry David GOOCH and Johnny Ray GOOCH, all of Paris, which occurred late Friday night on a rain swept, slippery highway in an automobile collision near McKenzie on the Paris Highway. Mrs. GOOCH was reared in Bells and was the daughter of J. O. DUGAN and Mrs. Ora F. DUGAN. She was the neice of Rosco EVANS and Mrs. Frank WARD and Mrs. A. W. MOSLEY.

BELLS--Mr. & Mrs. Wm. F. (Billy) BRYANT, of Nashville are the parents of a son born Tuesday, May 3rd, and named Robert Park BRYANT. Mr. & Mrs. H. N. PARK left Saturday for Nashville to see their grandson, and Mrs. R. P. BRYANT plans to go see her grandson when Mrs. Bryany and the baby are home.

SETTLE & BOLING--The wedding of Miss Dora Louise SETTLE, daughter of Mrs. J. W. SETTLE, of Glasglow, and Mr. William Foch BOLING, son of Mrs. W. R. BOLING, of Alamo, Tennessee was solemnized in Glasglow at 4: 30 p. m. Sunday.

DEATH--George Henry WILSON, 65, of Dyer County, died April 23rd and was buried Friday at Quincy after services in the Quincy Penecostal Church. He was a natice of Weakley County and is survived by his wife and four children, Miss Frances WILSON, James W. WILSON, Theodore WILSON and Bennett WILSON, all of Dyersburg; three brothers, Billie WILSON, of Middle Tennessee, John WILSON, of Cades, Tenn., and Monroe WILSON, of Middle Tennessee.

GADSDEN--Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth WILLIAMS, of Knoxville, are announcing the arrival of a son named James Laudell WILLIAMS. His grandparents are Mr. & Mrs. Ludall WILLIAMS and Mrs. Otha PATTERSON.

ELIZABETH--Miss Neldred HANNAH and Huey LEONARD were united in marriage at Corinth, Miss. Saturday.

ALAMO--Born Tuesday to Mr. & Mrs. Morris RANDLE of Miami, Fla., a daughter. Mr. RANDLE is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Elmo RANDLE, of Alamo.

PERRY & GLENNON--Mr. & Mrs. Elliott PERRY, of Tigrett announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Demetra, to Kenneth GLENNON, son of Mrs. Edith GLENNON, of Obion, Sunday June 5th at the Church of Christ in Tigrett.

AGEE & FLOYD--Mrs. Luther FLOYD, of Friendship, was married to Mrs. Ida AGEE, of Maury City, at Corinth, Miss., Saturday April 30th.



WORTHINGTON & COCKRELL--Mr. & Mrs. J. H. WORTHINGTON, of Crockett Mills announce the marriage of their daughter, Billie to William E. COCKRELL, Jr., of Truman, Ark., April 16th at Rossville, Ga.

AVERY & JORDAN--The Alamo Baptist Church was the setting for the wedding of Ruth AVERY, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Troy AVERY, of Alamo, to J. W. JORDAN, son of Mr. & Mrs. J. T. JORDAN of Crockett Mills.

WHARTON & REASONS--Miss Nellie WHARTON, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. D. B. WHARTON, of Alamo and Euless N. REASONS, son of Mr. & Mrs. A. E. REASONS, of Bells, were married at Corinth, Miss., Saturday May 7th.

BELLS--Mr. & Mrs. Bryan YEARWOOD are parents of a son born at their home in Brownsville.

DEATH--Mrs. Ella MAYS, 86, died Monday at her home in Dyersburg. She was born and lived near Friendship most all her life. She was twice married. Her first husband was Monston C. DAVIS, and some years after his death, she was married to Bob MAYS, who died a number of years ago. The following children survive: Mrs. T. F. TAYLOR, of Mount Eagle; Mrs. W. H. FONES of Hughes, Ark., Mrs. Sue OWENS, of Memphis, Miss Nelle DAVIS, of Jackson, Miss., Miss Lorraine DAVIS, of Dyersburg, and C. E. DAVIS, of Dyersburg; also two stepchildren, Rob MAYS and Mrs. Nettie ASHBERN, both of Indianhead, Maryland. Burial in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg.

DEATH--William Wesley CRAIG, former legislator and banker, died at his home in Ripley. He was 79. Burial in Maplewood Cemetery in Ripley. He was born in Friendship, Crockett County, September 29, 1869. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Mary McKnight CRAIG; two daughters, Mrs. Charles VOLZ and Miss Catherine CRAIG, both of Ripley; two sisters, Mrs. O. L. GRANT, of Bells and Mrs. Cora SUMMERS, of Alamo, and four grandchildren.

CHERRY & FORD--Mr. & Mrs. Raymond CHERRY announce the marriage of their daughter, Peggy Joyce CHERRY to Robert H. FORD, son of Mr. & Mrs. Odie FORD, of Milan, Saturday April 30th at Corinth, Miss.

MAURY JUNCTION--Several from here attended the funeral of Mr. A. B. GREEN, who passed away Saturday.

FRIENDSHIP--Mr. & Mrs. Walter TAYLOR and Mrs. Stant CONNELL attended the funeral of W. H. LATIMER in Morriston, Mo., Thursday. He was the husband of their neice, Beatrice Garrett LATIMER.

DEATH--Albert B. GREEN died at his home Saturday morning, he was 67. Services were held at Bethesda Church, burial in Sudbury Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Myrtie Lorance GREEN; three daughters, Mrs. O. L. GARNER, of Steele, Mo., Mrs. L. H. POWELL and Mrs. Howard MORTON, of Friendship; two sons, Cecil GREEN, of Union City and Coy GREEN, of Friendship; a brother, Edd GREEN, of Blytheville, Ark., and two sisters, Mrs. Nora WOODSIDE and Mrs. D. W. TILLMAN, of Friendship.

MAURY CITY--Mr. & Mrs. R. V. HARPER spent Thursday night with his brother, Dr. & Mrs. Bland HARPER, to attend the funeral of little Jan HARPER, daughter of Dr. & Mrs. HARPER in Monette, Ark. Friday.

DEATH--Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p. m. at Bethal Baptist Church for Charlie LASTER, who died Saturday morning at his home near Humboldt. Burial in Raines Cemetery. He was 61 years and a farmer. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Ann LASTER; two sons, James K. LASTER and Eugene LASTER, of Humboldt; and three daughters, Mrs. Albert BROWN, Mrs. Lewis RUTHERFORD and Miss Margarette LASTER, all of Humboldt.

FUNERAL--Military rites for Thomas L. GREEN, colored, 22, son of Ike GREEN, of Alamo, were held Sunday at Midyett Chapel Colored Methodist Church, burial in Harris Grove Cemetery. Thomas died while in service on a ship going overseas. His father; step-mother, Flora; four brothers, Andrew, John, Elbert and Homer Clyde; three sisters, Jennie Lee JAMES, Opeline SERCEY, and Bettie Lou REZES survive.



CAMPBELL & CANADA--Nancy Elizabeth CAMPBELL, daughter of Mr. T. B. CAMPBELL and Clarence Leslie CANADA, Jr. were married May 11th in Corinth, Miss.

DEATH--Funeral services were held at Young's Cemetery Sunday at 2 p. m. for John B. McNEELY, who died at his home in Gadsden, Saturday. He was 79. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Nora McNEELY.



BUSSY & BRASFIELD--Miss Jean BUSSEY and Robert T. BRASFIELD, Jr., were married May 5th at 7: 30 p. m. at Hernando, Miss.

TINKLE & HARBER--Miss Virginia Dare TINKER, daughter of Mrs. J. CANTRELL, of Crockett Mills and Mr. Garrett TINKLE, of Dyersburg & Thomas Corbett HARBER, son of Mr. & Mrs. Emmett HARBERT, of Crockett Mills were married Saturday May 14th at the home of the groom's parents.

BELLS--Mr. & Mrs. Joe Marvin REAMS are the parents of a nine pound son born Friday morning May 19th at the Webb-Williamson Hospital in Jackson. He was named William Lacy REAMS.

ROSS & SUDBURY--Otha L. SUDBURY and Mrs. Frances ROSS were married at the First Christian Church in Memphis recently. He is formerly of Friendship and is the son of Mrs. Frank SUDBURY, of Dyersburg.

DEATH--John W. PERRY died Sunday morning at his home here following a stroke. He was 74. Services were held at the Methodist Church Monday, burial in Alamo Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Grace PERRY; three sons, Fred PERRY, of Birmimgham, Ala.; James PERRY, of Greensboro, NC; Klyce PERRY, of Memphis; one daughter, Mrs. J. E. BRENT, of Birmingham; one sister, Mrs. Hillie VAUGHN, of Madden, Miss.; and one brother, J. L. PERRY, of Chattanooga.

DEATH--George GARRETT died at Caruthersville, Mo., Monday. He was 72, a retired foreman of U. S. Engineers. He leaves one daughter, Mrs. W. H. LATIMER, of Springfield, Mo, ; three sons, Jack GARRETT, of Springfield, Mo., Cleo GARRETT, of Steele, Mo., and George Taylor GARRETT, of Caruthersville.

FUNERAL--PFC Larry SPITZER, member of Company A 13th Infantry, 3rd Division, who was killed in Europe in 1944, will be buried Thursday at 3 p. m. at the Cypress Church near Bells, with military services. He leaves his grandmother, Mrs. Jake SPITZER, of Bells; three brothers, Roy SPITZER, Clyde SPITZER and Oscar SPITZER, all of Alamo; and one sister, Mrs. Pearl SIMMONS, of Calif.

REECE & NYLAND--Mr. & Mrs. Sol REECE of Alamo announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Rebecca Jo, to George J. NYLAND, son of Mrs. Eva NYLAND, of Milwaukee, Wisc. on June 4th at 6 p. m. in the Catholic Church in Milwaukee. (They married June 11th in Fort Bragg, N. C. according to the June 11th issue of this paper. )

COXVILLE--Edward EMISON and Charlene RAINES were married last Saturday in Corinth, Miss. He is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Ed EMISON and she is the daughter of Mr. & mrs, Bernard RAINES, of Gadsden.

REESE & GREEN--Mr. & Mrs. Vance S. REESE, of Memphis announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Lilian Ethelyn REESE to Phil Cox GREEN, of Memphis, son of Mr. & Mrs. Paul C. GREEN, formerly of Bells, on June 9th.

GADSDEN--Mr. & Mrs. J. Franklin RAINES and Mr. Robert RAINES, of Humboldt, attended funeral services for Mrs. Mattie WRIGHT at McKENZIE, Wednesday.

BELLS--Mr. Lee HALLMAN recently made a trip to Philcampbell, Ala., due to the illness and death of his father, J. F. HALLMAN.

BELLS--Mr. & Mrs. Oma SHAPLEY are the parents of a baby girl born Thursday May 19th, she was named Brenda Doris SHAPELY.

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