Crockett County Sentinel - October 1949
Crockett County Sentinel

October 1949

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and contributed it for use on this web site.

JANUARY 6, 1949 THRU DECEMBER 29, 1949


DEATH--Bernard A. EVANS passed away in Memphis Saturday afternoon and in his passing Bells and the surrounding community were shocked and made sad. He had not been well for several years but had seemed better for the last few weeks and was able to attend the fair in Memphis where he was stricken and died a few minutes later at the Baptist Hospital. The services were held at his home at Bells Sunday at 4 p. m., burial in the family lot in Bellview Cemetery. He was 48 years old. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. J. W. EVANS; daughter, Nancy Ann EVANS; his wife, Mrs. B. A. EVANS; all of Bells; and a brother, Dr. J. W. EVANS of Huntsville. Ala.

DEATH--Services for A. J. (Uncle Jack) RICHARDSON, who died Friday, were held Sunday at the Lebanon Methodist Church, burial in Halls Cemetery. He was 77, a retired farmer. He leaves three sons, Loyd RICHARDSON and Hadley RICHARDSON, of Chattanooga and B. W. RICHARDSON of Friendship; a sister, Mrs. Viola BETTIS, of Friendship.

To Mr. & Mrs. Charles SMITH, Bells, September 21st, a son, Charles Ray.
To Mr. & Mrs. James L. BRASFIELD, Alamo, September 23rd, a son, James Michael.
To Mr. & Mrs. David W. OZMENT, Halls, September 24th, a daughter, Victoria Lynn.
To Mr. & Mrs. Houston BUTLER, Alamo, September 29th, a daughter, Regina Ann.
To Mr. & Mrs. Edward Eugene McATEER, Alamo, a son, Edward Eugene Jr.

GADSDEN--Mr. & Mrs. Charles YOUNG, of Clarksville, are announcing the arrival of a daughter in their home. Mrs. YOUNG is the former Miss Mary Elizabeth WILLIAMS.

MAURY CITY--Born to Mr. & Mrs. Johnny JARRETT, a son, Larry Daniel, on September 28th.

COXVILLE--Mr. & Mrs. Harold COOP, on Thursday, September 29th was born a son, Roger Wayne, at St. Mary's Hospital.



BELLS--Dr. & Mrs. L. J. McRAE attended the funeral Wednesday of his cousin, Kenneth McRAE, who pased away Tuesday morning at the Methodist Hospital, Memphis. Services at Norris Funeral Home, Memphis.

DEATH--Services for Tom WARD, of Friendship, who died Friday afternoon at Kennedy Hospital in Memphis, were held at Friendship Methodist Church, burial in Bellvernon Cemetery. He was 60, wwi Vet and had spent most of his life in Friendship. He leaves one sister, Mrs. Newt ALLEN, of Humboldt; three brothers, Aaron WARD, of Memphis, S. J. WARD, of Lampoe, Calif., and R. L. WARD, of Maury City.

ELIZABETH--The community deeply sympathizes with Mr. & Mrs. Almer BURNETT in the loss of their little two-months-old baby boy, Terry, who passed away Friday with whooping cough and pneumonia Bro. FREY, of Friendship conducted the funeral, and burial was at Elizabeth.

MIDWAY--Miss Joanne RAINES and Bobby WILLIAMS were married at Corinth, Miss., Sunday. She is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Bernard RAINES, of Humboldt and he is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Coker WILLIAMS, of this community.

To Mr. & Mrs. T. L. CANERDAY, Friendship, on October 1st, a son.

ALAMO--Mr. & Mrs. Harlan THOMAS was called to Jackson Saturday night by the death of their uncle, Mr. E. G. WALTZ.

ALAMO--Born to Mr. & Mrs. Johnny JORDAN, of Memphis, a daughter, on September 29th, who has been named Janice. Mrs. JORDAN is the former Nancy WAINWRIGHT.



PIERCE & INGRAM--Miss Evelyn PIERCE, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Vernie C. PIERCE of Friendship, Tenn., became the bride of Regie B. INGRAM, son of Mr. & Mrs. A. H. INGRAM, of Ferrum, Va., in a double ring candle light ceremony October 15th at the Chapel on the Hill, Oak Ridge, Tenn.

BATES & PETTIGREW--Mr. & Mrs. O. M. BATES announce the marriage of their daughter, Ivanell, to Eldridge PETTIGREW, of Memphis, son of Mr. & Mrs. J. H. PETTIGREW on October 14th in Hernando, Miss.

DEATH--Services for Thomas C. BALLENTINE, retired farmer, who died near Friendship Monday were held at the Mt. Zion Methodist Church, burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery. He was 83., and he had spent his entire life in Crockett County. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Ellen Arnold BALLENTINE; a daughter, Mrs. Bertha SHELTON, of Dyersburg; and a son, J. H. BALLENTINE, of Detroit, Mich.

DEATH--After several months illness, Mr. J. E. COZART passed away Tuesday evening at his home near Bells. The services were held Wednesday at Walter Hill Baptist Church, burial in Bellview Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Euphie Lillard COZART; two daughters and two sons.

DEATH--Terry Anthony BURNETT passed away October 17th at his home at Elizabeth. He leaves his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Almer BURNETT and four sisters, Hazell, Shirley Ann, Carolyn Sue, and Brenda Kay; two brothers, Gale and Wallace, all at home.

ALAMO--A son was born September 19th at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D. C. to Captain and Mrs. James R. MAXEDON of Washington. He is their first child and has been named James Robert MAXEDON, II. Mr. MAXEDON is the son of Mr. & Mrs. G. A. MAXEDON, of Lexington, Ky. Mr. MAXEDON taught school in Alamo for several years.

COXEVILLE--Mr. J. R. COX spent Sunday with Mr. & Mrs. L. M. CULP at Cross Roads. They prepared a birthday dinner for Mr. Cox in honor of his 87th birthday.



FLYNT & BEDWELL--Mr. & Mrs. Fred BEDWELL of Somerville announce the marriage on November at the Somerville Baptist Church of their daughter, Freda Colene BEDWELL to Shelton Gerald FLYNT, son of Mr. & Mrs. J. W. FLYNT, of Memphis. She is the granddaughter of Mr. & Mrs. S. H. BEDWELL, of Friendship.

MYERS & COZART--Miss Barbara MYERS and Mr. Gordon COZART were married on October 8th in Chicago, Illinois, where they will make their home. He is the son of Mrs. Euphie COZART and the late Mr. COZART of Bells.

BELLS--Mr. & Mrs. Hill TURNER are announcing the arrival of a daughter, October 20th at the Webb-Williamson Hospital, Jackson.

BELLS--Friends here sympathize with Mr. W. B. NOWELL in the death of his sister, Mrs. Nola GOODWIN at Memphis last week. Services at Cosmopolitan Funeral Home.

DEATH--Already recorded in the last issue, except the following information: He would have been 62 years old the 22nd of this month; He married his wife in 1910. Their children survives as follows: Floyd COZART and Mrs. Harris PEARSON, of Bells, Mrs. Tom SOLOMON, of Memphis, Mr. Gordon COZART, of Chicago and Howard Cozart, of Miss.

DEATH--Thomas Leonard, infant son of Mr. & Mrs. Carl R. MELSON, of Bemis, passed away Sunday, October 15th, services and burial in Hollywood Cemetery in Jackson. He is survived by his parents; three brothers, Carl Wood, Joe Edgar and Billy Randy MELSON; his grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. E. R. WOOD, of Bells and Mr. & Mrs. A. C. MELSON.

DEATH--Services for Walter Lawrence TIPTON of Alamo, city employee, who died Saturday after a heart attack, were held at his home Sunday, burial in Tipyon Cemetery. He was 68. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Birdie TIPTON; four daughters, Mrs. Annie Laura PERRY, Mrs. Hilda SPY, of Jackson, Mrs. Jennie Mae BOYD, of Memphis and Mrs. Faye REYNOLDS, of Atlanta.

DEATH--Services for Mrs. Laura Virginia BUFORD, of Memphis, were held Sunday at Johnson Grove Baptist Church, burial in family cemetery. She died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Etta WORTHAM, following several months illness, she was 89. She was born in Crockett County and lived in the Johnson Grove community until moving to Memphis 6 years ago. Her husband died 19 years ago, (John W., a farmer). She also leaves two sons, Leonard W. BUFORD, of Memphis and Irvin B. BUFORD, of Nashville; a sister Mrs. Betty BROWN, of Millington; a grandson and a granddaughter.

DEATH--A. B. CHAMBERS, veteran news writer for the State Gazette, died at his home at Friendship Tuesday morning, he was 75. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Kathryn Thompson CHAMBERS; a son, Johnnie T. CHAMBERS, of Friendship; two grandchildren, Mrs. William GOLDEN, of Memphis and Albert Young CHAMBERS, of Tigrett; his stepmother, Mrs. Ella CHAMBERS; three half-sisters, Mrs. E. T. GORDON, of Memphis, Mrs. Wm. OWENS, of Dyer and Mrs. B. V. CAWTHON, of Memphis; three half-brothers, Leslie CHAMBERS, of Memphis, Carl CHAMBERS, of Birmingham and Ben CHAMBERS, of Dyer. Services were Wednesday in the Friendship Methodist Church, burial in Bellvernon Cemetery.

MAURY CITY--Mr. & Mrs. Eyrl BYASSES [Byassee] and son, Eyrl, Jr., and Mrs. J. E. BYASSES attended the wedding of Mr. Fred BYASSES and Miss DENHAM at the First Baptist Church in Steele, Mo., Sunday.

MAURY CITY--Born to Mr. & Mrs. Ediwan BLACK in Fitts-White Clinic, Jackson, a son, on October 19th. He has been named Daniel Poston.

DEATH--George E. TATUM, former Humboldtan, died suddenly on October 8th at his home in St. Louis, Mo., of coronary thrombosis. Funeral was held from Alexander's Mortuary in St. Louis, burial in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery with military honors. He was born July 3, 1896, at Gadsden, Tenn., first son of Viola D. BRASFIELD and George Ferdinand TATUM. In 1917, he was married to Miss Mabel ELAM, and to them two sons were born, George Elam TATUM, who died from a tragic accident at age five and Robert Henry TATUM, who survives him. Also his mother, Mrs. Ola D. TATUM, of St. Louis; three sisters, Mrs. Louis A. FELDMAN, of Florida, Mrs. Alfred THOMPSON and Mrs. Thomas FINN, both of St. Louis and one brother, Solomon W. TATUM of St. Louis.

FUNERAL--The body of Beaumont JONES, son of the late H. E. JONES, of this county, who was killed in action in 1942, arrived in Jackson Wednesday and the funeral will be Friday at the First Baptist Church in Jackson.

CATES & COLVETT--Mr. & Mrs. G. E. CATES announce the marriage of their daughter, Rose Anne, to Bennie L. COLVETT, son of the late Kealan Colvett, and Mrs. Ewell CHEATHAM, on September 28th in Corinth, Miss.

ALAMO--Announcements were received here last week of the birth of a daughter, to Mr. & Mrs. Weldon HOWELL, of Trenton.

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