Crockett County Sentinel - November 1949
Crockett County Sentinel

November 1949

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and contributed it for use on this web site.

JANUARY 6, 1949 THRU DECEMBER 29, 1949


BROWN & WALDRON--Mr. & Mrs. Aubrey WALDRON, of Alamo announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Oneida, to James Wallace BROWN, son of Mr. & Mrs. R. G. BROWN, of Memphis, on November 20th at Alamo Church of Christ.

BELLS--Rev. & Mrs. T. T. CRABTREE, of Southern Baptist Theo. Se., Louisville, Ky., made a trip down Saturday to see their new nephew, Billy Neal WEBB, Jr.

BELLS--Mr. & Mrs. Sidney FARR, of Corpus Christi, Texas are the parents of a girl born Monday, October 31st. She has been named Nancy Ann. Mrs. FARR is the former Evelyn FREEMAN, daughter of Mrs. Lellis and the late Edd FREEMAN.

KING & BRANTLEY--Mrs. Belle KING, Postmistress of Streeter and Henry BRANTLEY, of Mountain View, Mo., were married at the home of Rev. & Mrs. C. H. GARRETT of Mason on Wednesday, October 12th.

BELLS--Mr. & Mrs. Jimmie COWAN are announcing the arrival of a daughter at Brownsville Memorial Hospital on October 31st, weighing seven pounds and named Patricia Ann.

BELLS-Mr. & Mrs. Billy Neal WEBB are the proud parents of an eight pound boy born Octoner 28th at the home of her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Tom CRABTREE. He has been named Billy Neal, Jr.

BELLS--Mr. & Mrs. Clifford PUGH, of Memphis, are the parents of a baby girl, Pamela Joyce, born October 24th at Haywood Memorial Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. & Mrs. W. B. ( Dick) SULLIVAN, of Bells and Mr. & Mrs. R. A. PUGH, of Friendship.

DEATH--M. V. SCARBOROUGH passed away Tuesday, October 25th of a heart attack at Prather Clinic in Alamo. He leaves his wife, Zuma Agee SCARBOROUGH; three sons, Eldon SCARBOUROUGH, of Memphis, Vernis SCARBOUROUGH, of Friendship, and Marshall Clinton SCARBOUROUGH, of Chincotague Island, Va.; three daughters, Mrs. Henry EAST, of Friendship, Mrs. Earl WILLIAMS, of Brownsville and Mrs. Dan ROBB, of San Diego, Calif.; twelve grandchildren; one brother, Marion SCARBOROUGH, of Alamo; one sister, Mrs. Sam FARMER, of Halls. Services were held at Floyd's Chapel Friday, burial in church cemetery.

DEATH--Services were held Tuesday for John Jennings HANNAH, who died at his home in Alamo Sunday, burial in Alamo Cemetery. He was 75 , born in Crockett County. He leaves his daughter, Mrs. Ruby LYONS, of Maury City; two sons, Hallum HANNAH, of Alamo and Glenn HANNAH, of Milan; one brother, Bob HANNAH, of Alamo.

DEATH--Services were held at Providence for William PHILLIPS, who died at his home in Maury City early Sunday, burial at Providence Cemetery. He was 64, and born in Crockett County. He leaves his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Mildred Louise YARBOROUGH, Mrs. Ada SMITH and Wanda Corneala PHILLIPS; three sons, James Elbert PHILLIPS, Ernest PHILLIPS and Joseph Leon PHILLIPS, all of Maury City; and one half-sister, Mrs. Adie HUGHES, of Memphis.

DEATH--Services were held Thursday (today) at the Maury City Baptist Church for William Thomas MAYO, who died at his home near Alamo Tuesday, burial in Nunn Cemetery. He was 80. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Margaret Powell MAYO; two sons, Clarence MAYO and J. D. MAYO; one daughter, Mrs. Edgar ARCHIBALD, all of Alamo.

FRIENDSHIP--Mrs. Walter POTTS has returned from a visit with her daughter, Mrs. C. R. COLWELL and family in Pontiac, Ill. Mr. & Mrs. COLWELL announce the arrival of a daughter, Janet Maurine on October 18.

FRIENDSHIP--Mr. & Mrs. Hollis BEDWELL, of Washungton, D. C. announce the arrival of twins, Donald and David on October 15th. Donald and David are grandsons of Mr. & Mrs. ?. H. BEDWELL, of this community.

FRIENDSHIP--Mr. Milo THURMON was buried in Dyersburg Sunday. Roy KEE and V. A. DIFFIE attended.

To Mr. & Mrs. Edwin TUCKER, Bells, a daughter, Judy May.
To Mr. & Mrs. Joe COTTON, Alamo, a son, November 1st.



DEATH--Word was received by relatives in this county of the death of Mr. Percy PERRY, of Little Rock, Ark. He died of a heart attack there on Friday and was brought to Jackson for burial on Saturday. He was the brother of the larte Ben PERRY, of Friendship and lived in Jackson until a few years ago, when he moved to Little Rock. Mrs. Elliott PERRY, Mrs. Ben PERRY and Mr. B. C. PERRY of Tigrett and Little Rock attended.

DEATH--Services were held Sunday at the Pond Creek Methodist Church for Amos Columbus SHARP, who died at his home near Alamo Saturday. Burial in Smith Cemetery. He was born in Crockett County, he was 75. He leaves his wife, Mrs. C. C. SHARP, of the County Farm.

DEATH--Services for Mrs. Sarah Frances McCAIG, who died at her home two miles west of Bells Thursday morning, were held at the residence Friday, burial in Wilson Cemetery near Trenton. She was 98. She leaves five sons, Will McCAIG, of Bells, Charles McCAIG, of Trenton, Jim McCAIG and George McCAIG, both of Humboldt and Robert McCAIG, of Crockett Mills; one daughter, Mrs. Betty WHEAT, of Bells; 32 grandchildren; 76 great-grandchildren and 28 great-great-grandchildren.

DEATH--David Elmo HARDISON, long time Memphis resident, was found asphyxiated in the bedroom of his home in that city Friday morning by his wife, Police Inspector Pete WIEBENGA, head of the Homicide Bureau, said Saturday. He was 59. Death will be listed as a suicide, he had been in ill health for sometime. He was born in Dyer County and lived in the Bonicord community for many years. The family is widely connected in Crockett County and the deceased well known here.

DEATH--John A. CARTER, life-long citizen of the county and prominent farmer, died Friday morning at his home in Johnson Grove. Services Saturday at Johnson Grove Baptist Church, burial in Robertson Cemetery. He is survived by his wife; a son, Buford CARTER; a daughter, Mrs. Jeffy PROCTOR; a brother, Raymond CARTER; all of Johnson Grove and a host of other relatives & friends. ( from card of thanks, wife's first name is Ora Mai, daughter's first name is Edna. )

To Mr. & Mrs. John T. WILLIAMS, Alamo, November 3rd, a daughter, Martha Ann.
To Mr. & Mrs. Dennis A. RIDDICK, Friendship, November 7th, a son, Richard Doyle.

JETTONS--C. A. ROBERTSON and Pearl JETTON attended the funeral for Elmo HARDISON in Ripley Monday.

MIDWAY--Several from here attended the funeral of Mrs. Harvey MULLINS at Antioch Sunday. She died at her home in Jackson Friday.



DEATH--Services were held Saturday at the Holly Grove Baptist Church for Mrs. Miriam Eliza Castellaw PIPKIN, who died at her residence Thursday night, burial in church cemetery. She was 79. She was born, reared and lived her entire life in the Holly Grove community. She leaves her husband, John H. PIPKIN, whom she married 53 years ago; a stepson, Arthur PIPKIN, of Jones, Tenn.; two sisters, Mrs. Archie BRANTLEY and Miss Burrie CASTELLAW, both of the Holly Grove community; nine nephews, Dorsey and Owen CASTELLAW, of Bells, Leon CASTELLAW, of West Memphis, Neeley CASTELLAW, of Memphis, Henry BRANTLEY, of Skeeter, Tex., Wilburn BRANTLEY, of Akron, Ohio, Alton Brantley, of Canton, Ohio and Joe & Robert BRANTLEY, of Brownsville.

DEATH--Services for Mrs. Bertha Humphreys JACKSON, who died at her home in Gadsden Tuesday, were held Thursday at the Gadsden Church of Christ, she was 83. She was the daughter of the late R. G. and Margaret Benson HARRIS, of Crockett County. She leaves a son, Roy F. HUMPHREYS; a daughter, Mrs. F. C. JAMES, both of Gadsden; a brother, L. H. HARRIS, of Tiptonville; three sisters, Mrs. Dollie CONNELL, of Alamo, Mrs. Florence WORRELL, of Jackson and Mrs. Lambert HARRIS, of Laguna Beach, Calif., and three step-daughters.

DEATH--Services for Mrs. Lucy SPRY, who died at her home in Halls Thursday, were held at Halls Methodist Church, burial in Sudbury Cemetery. She was 83. Born in Murfreesboro, she moved to Halls 20 years ago. She leaves three sons, Chester SPRY and Ollie SPRY, both of Halls and Stokley SPRY, of Brownsville; a sister, Mrs. Lyda HERRON, of Nashville.

FUNERAL--Services for Mrs. Cora NUNN, lifelong resident of Halls, were held at the Halls Baptist Church, burial in Halls Cemetery. She died Thursday at her home in Halls after a brief illness. She leaves a son, Ewell NUNN, of Baton Rouge, La., and a daughter, Mrs. A. W. WILLIAMS, of Halls. She was a sister of the late E. E. JORDON, of this county and the last of a large family. Two neices, Mrs. Elmo RANDLE, of Alamo and Mrs. Willard GREEN, of Maury City and Nephew, Fred WALKER, of Friendship are among the survivors.

DEATH--Services were held Sunday afternoon at Hunt Funeral Home in Humboldt for John Oscar DAY, 67, who died Friday at St. Mary's Hospital following complications from a fall a few days ago, burial in Sudbury Cemetery. Born in Crockett County, son of the late Jihn and Nora Johnson DAY, he moved to Humboldt 15 years ago. He leaves three daughters, Mrs. Elton ESPEY and Mrs. Lacy HAND, both of Humboldt and Mrs. Geo. LEGGETT, of Chicago; three sons, Linnie DAY, Elgie DAY, and Bennie DAY, all of Humboldt; two sisters, Mrs. Virgie BINKLEY, of Ripley and Mrs. Tennie Hooks BARNES, of Chattanooga; and a brother, Lawson DAY, of Tigrett.

FUNERAL--Services were held Monday at the Alamo Baptist Church for Helen Reasons HOPPER, of Alamo, who died Sunday at Crippled Adults Hospital, Memphis, burial in Alamo Cemetery. She was 29. She leaves her husband, Murlon HOPPER; her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Ira REASONS; six brothers, James REASONS, Marshall Lea REASONS, Murl REASONS, Dorris REASONS, Wayne REASONS and Jerry REASONS, all of Alamo; three sisters, Mrs. Edna Gray HOLDER, Mrs. Mary Ella HENDERSON, both of Alamo and Mrs. B. Gean DeLOACH, of Humboldt.

BELLS--Mr. & Mrs. Conrad BROOKS are the parents of a son, born November 8th at the Fitts-White Clinic, Jackson. He has been named Robert Conrad BROOKS.

BELLS--Mrs. Victor PIPKIN left Sunday for Reigelsville, N. J. for two weeks visit with her daughter, Mrs. A. R. EDINGER and to see her new grandson, who arrived November 10th and weighed 9 pounds, 13 ounces. He has been named Stanley Arthur. Mrs. EDINGER will be remembered as Miss Jean PIPKIN.

SANFORD & HARRISON--The wedding of Miss Rozelle SANFORD, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. S. W. SANFORD, of Brownsville, to James Travis HARRISON, son of Mr. & Mes. Gilbert HARRISON, Sr., of Alamo on Friday, November 12th at the First Presbyterian Church in Corinth. Miss.

BAKER & CARPENTER--Mr. & Mrs. John J. HASTINGS, of Ashville, announce the marriage of their daughter, Mrs. Ruth D. CARPENTER, of West Jefferson, to Richard Harold BAKER, son of Mrs. BAKER and the late Richard Harwood BAKER, of Friendship on Friday, November 4th in Ardmore Methodist Church in Winston-Salem, N. C.

FRIENDSHIP--Mr. & Mrs. Eugene E. PRICHARD and daughters, Virginia and Jean Marie spent last week in Blytheville, Ark., for the death and funeral of their mother and grandmother, Mrs. Ben PRICHARD.

To Mr. & Mrs. Frank BROWN, Memphis, November 10th, a daughter, Vicky Lynn.
To Mr. & Mrs. Clyde SPRITZER, Jr., Humboldt, November 10th, a son, Jerry Wayne.
To Mr. & Mrs. J. W. DAVIS, Halls, November 13th, a daughter, Sherry Lynne.


VOLUME 77 NIMBER 24, 1949

FUNERAL--Services for Rev. J. T. BARKER, of Newbern, Tenn., who died at Baird-Brewer Hospital Tuesday will be held Thursday at Newbern Baptist Church, burial in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg. He was 82, born and reared in Dyer County. He leaves his wife; three daughters, Mrs. John PIPKIN, of Nashville, Mrs. Alvey GIBBS, of San Diego, Calif., and Mrs. Clyde HARRISON, of Union City; a son, W. G. BARKER, of San Diego, Calif.

FUNERAL--Services were held at Quincy Penecostal Church Sunday for Mrs. Lenia Almeda MARSH, who died at her home in Quincy, Saturday, November 19th, burial in Quincy Cemetery. She was 72, born in Wayne County, but had lived in the Quincy community most all her life. She leaves four daughters, Mrs. Jesse HELTON, Mrs. George WEAVER and Mrs. Albert HART, all of Coxville, and Mrs. Harvey COLLINS, of Pinson; one son, J. C. MARSH, of Coxville.

FUNERAL--Services for Mrs. Ida BAKER, who died Wednesday in a Nashville Hospital, were held in the chapel of Ronk Funeral Home Friday, burial in Herbern Cemetery near Bolivar, Tenn. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Velma FISHER, of Brownsville and Mrs. Virgie LOVELACE, of Nashville; one son, Otis BAKER, of Memphis.

WEDDING ANNIVERSARY--Mr. & Mrs. Lee FOLLIS, of Alamo, celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary Tuesday, November 22nd.

BELLS--Mrs. Ernest OLDS was called to Nashville Wednesday by the critical illness of her neice, Mrs. Macy Summers FREEZE, wife of Dr. James FREEZE. Mrs. FREEZE passed away Saturday afternoon and the funeral was held Monday. She leaves her husband and two-year-old daughter, Susan; and mother, Mrs. Mamie Bland SUMMERS.

EARNHEART & BROWDER--Mr. & Mrs. Henry EARNHEART, of Friendship, announce the marriage of their daughter, Peggy, to Robert BROWDER at the First Baptist Church in Memphis on Monday October 14th.

WALTERS & KELTNER--Mr. & Mrs. W. O. WALTERS announce the marriage of their daughter, Peggy WALTERS to Billy KELTNER, son of Mr. & Mrs. Richard KELTNER, of Memphis, at Corinth, Miss. on November 6th.

STEPHENSON & REECE--Mrs. Florence STEPHENSON, of Alamo announces the marriage of her daughter, Emma, to Ray REECE of Maury City, son of the late Mr. & Mrs. John REECE at Corinth, Miss. Sunday, November 20th.

FRIENDSHIP--Mr. & Mrs. Calvin EARNHEART, of Middleton announce the arrival of a daughter, Betty Ann, on Sunday, November 20th.

ALAMO--Mr. & Mrs. Mike MARTIN, of West Point, Miss., are announcing the arrival of a daughter on November 16th. Mrs. MARTIN is the former Fannie Dell JONES, of Alamo.

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