April 11, 1924
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Mrs. Hugh NUNN, of Ripley, was the guest of Mrs. C. W. RICHARDSON last week.
The many friends of Esq. L. L. COX will regret to learn he has been quite sick.
Mrs. Jim MIDYETT and daughter, Miss Alta Maie, of Bells, were here shopping last week.
W. E. REEVES lost his horse that was recently bitten by a mad dog. He had the horse treated but to no avail.
The death on last Saturday of Mrs. Ida PORTER COX, of Coxville, was a great shock to the entire community as well as the family. she was a good woman, loved by all who knew her. A faithful wife, a loving mother, and a dutiful daughter to an aged invalid father. My sympathy is extended to the bereaved family. The funeral held in Cox's Chapel Sunday afternoon, when many grief stricken relatives, and a great concourse of sympathizing friends, paid such a striking appreciation for her beautiful life of love as daughter, sister, wife, mother, Christian, neighbor and friend, by their tear moistened cheeks indicative of a loss felt to deeply to be expressed by words. The only daughter of the writer's only maternal uncle now living; being again within the four walls of this historic old chapel, which has stood for a half century as a monument of honor to those noble, honest, God-loving, God-serving saints, Uncle Moses and Aunt Mary COX, grandparents of the sorrow stricken husband; standing above the sepulchrated bodies of loved ones, whose memory we cherish as a priceless heritage; the brightness and glory of the first balmy spring day after five long dreary months of chill and dreariness; the cheerful, glad songs of the myriads of birds as they skipped from limb to limb of the old oaks that keep silent watch above this almost worshipped "God's little city", all of these things, with many, many more, were voices speaking to the eternal life hidden away in the deepest recesses of our being, each voice whispering messages of love and assurance to encourage and strengthened the one mighty agency-"Faith is the victory that overcometh the world. "We all have strange, difficult paths to travel in this world, but all will lead ultimately to an "eternal crown of glory. "Funeral services were held by elder BRADFORD of Memphis. To the invalid father, husband, children, brother, Charley and her twin brother, Ira PORTER.
George HARDEN and Mrs. Jack MONTGOMERY, two of our oldest citizens are reported sick.
Old Uncle Billie JACKSON is in very feeble condition. He is very old and has been a man of very strong constitution.
Miss Gladys MONTGOMERY was carried to the hospital at Dyersborg last week for an operation. We understand the operation was successful and she is rapidly recoving.
--CROCKETT MILLS ITEMS--
Mrs. Aylmer PERRY was called to Memphis Thursday on account of the serious illness of her mother, Mrs. PARKER. Her many friends here hope that she will soon be well again.
Little Mary Frances CATES, of Jackson, whose mother died some time ago, has come to live with Sam DEAN and wife.
Gordon Green, wife and little son, Norfleet, of Yorkville, spent the weekend with relatives here.
Jim Henry WORTHINGTON and Ruby PERMENTER, Malcolm EDWARDS and Ruby DOVE, Odell FEWELL and Mary BRIM, of Alamo, were guests of Mrs. Mildred REDMOND Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. P. B. CONLEY was called to Henderson the past week on account of the illness of her mother.
Miss Frances OLDHAM and Mrs. Jim FARROW spent Thursday in Dyersburg shopping.
Miss Mabel LESSENBERRY had as her guest for the weekend, her mother from Milan.
Henry EDENTON, wife and daughter, Edith, of Jackson, spent Tuesday the guests of C. R. ALSOBROOK and family.
Billie LOVETT, wife and son, of Montazuma, spent the weekend with his parents near Cross Roads.
John ROBERTS and wife of Memphis, spent last week, the guests of their daughter, Mrs. Warren PATRICK.
Will DODSON and wife, of Milan, spent last week, the guests of his mother, Mrs. Nolie DODSON.
Mrs. Vernon REYNOLDS, of near Halls, returned home Saturday after visiting her mother, Mrs. J. F. KNOX.
Mrs. J. P. NEAL returned Monday from Dyersburg, where she has been at the bedside of her sister, Mrs. Rona JONES.
Mrs. Randell VANN, of Jackson and Miss Florence BOOTH, of Maury City, were guests of their grandmother, Mrs. M. A. THOMPSON.
Mrs. John WATSON, of Memphis, was a pleasant guest in the home of her mother, Mrs. Lela CATES.
Robert CASEY and sisters, Lucile and Kitty CASEY, of Jackson, were weekend guests here.
Miss Florence BOOTH, after a week's stay at the bedside of her father, Dr. Dennis BOOTH, of Maury City, returned to her school in Murfreesboro Monday.
Wash CATES was called to Memphis on account of the illness of his daughter, Miss Mary CATES.
Miss Manna WARREN, of Humboldt, spent Sunday here, the guest of her brother, Sam WARREN and family.
--MR. J. D. CROW ACCIDENTLY KILLED LAST SATURDAY--
This community was shocked last Saturday afternoon when it was announced that Mr. J. D. CROW had been knocked down and killed, by the passenger train on the B. & N. W. railroad. The accident occurred about 4:30 p. m., two miles east of Bells. Mr. CROW was on his way home from Bells on the track and being practically deaf, did not hear the train as it approached. He was on the side near the rail, and it is a little singular that there was no bruise that he was hit with any force. Evidently fright, shock of the engine and the fall caused his death. Mr. CROW was a good true citizen and leaves many loved ones who have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in their loss.
Mrs. C. H. BERRY has recovered sufficiently to be able to come to her parents home, Mr. & Mrs. W. O. JENKINS.
Mrs. Kate SHELLABARGER and little daughter, Dora Ellen, spent Wednesday night in Brownsville with her sister, Mrs. C. DINWIDDIE.
J. W. MASSEY, a progressive farmer and good citizen, died at his home two miles west of Alamo, at an early hour last Monday morning.
Mrs. Callie BRIDGER and two children, of Tallapoosa, Mo., attended the funeral of her daughter, and are now among friends and relatives for a short visit.
The editor of the Sentinel received a message Thursday morning announcing the death of Capt. Mat DINWIDDLE, at his home in McKenzie Wednesday night. He was the father of C. DINWIDDLE, of Brownsville.
News reached Bells this morning , of the death Wednesday night, in Memphis, of Mrs. Doris SHERROD WAINWRIGHT. Her body will arrive this Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock for interment in Bellview Cemetery.
Sallie BRIDGER was born in Haywood County, January 16, 1899, age 25 years, 2 months and 3 days. She professed faith in Christ and joined the Baptist Church at Bells about 12 years ago and has lived a consistant christian life until death. She was married to Leslie ELLINGTON, about 8 years ago; was the mother of four children, all preceded her to the glory land. She said on her deathbed that she would soon be with them and grandfather and grandmother. She passed away in Mo., at her mother's home. During all her sickness she was cheerful and did not mind to go. She leaves a mother, 4 brothers, 3 sisters and many relatives and friends to mourn her going.
In sad but loving memory of our dear daughter, wife and mother, Lyda Maie KEEN WEBB, who died April 6th, 1923. (a poem). J. B. KEEN, father; Mrs. J. B. KEEN, mother; G. M. WEBB, husband; Ruth WEBB, daughter.
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Al BUFORD has been confined to his bed for the past week, but reported some better.
Mrs. Jim HAIL spent last week with Mrs. TAYLOR in Ripley.
Dr. & Mrs. STUDDARD, of Dyersburg, have been guests of their daughter, Mrs. Clarence PRIVETT.
James Harvey THOMPSON and Miss Nina Irean EARNHEART were quitely married Saturday evening at the home od Dr. HOGAN, if Jackson.
Mrs. D. B. CREWS spent the past week in Jackson, the guest of her brother-in-law, Dr. J. T. CREWS and family.
Hill BURNETT & familyof Jackson, were the guests of his parents, Sam BURNETT and family last Sunday.
Mrs. Ed BYASSEE spent Monday night with her daughter, at the home of W. H. CARTER, where she is staying and going to school.
Mrs. Comer YOUNG departed this life Monday night at her home four miles west of town, after several weeks illness and was buried Tuesday at South Fork.
Carl LANIER has been confined to his bed for the past week with la grippe.
Miss Jannie Sue WYSE accompanied her aunt, Mrs. Joe McPHERSON, to her home in Halls for a week's stay.
Mrs. JOHNSON and daughter, Miss Nettie, who have been here for several months visiting her daughter, Mrs. A. J. GOODWIN, expect to leave this week for their home in Manchester.
Ike MOORE, of Barham, La., is here guest of C. D. MURCHISON and family.
George BRASFIELD's baby has been sick for several days with pneumonia.
The insolvency of the estate of Nelson EVANS, colored, deceased, having been suggested to me by the administrator, H. B. NANCE; I, John H. PERRY, Clk. of City Court. etc., March 18th, 1924.
The original declamation was delivered by Ryan TAYLOR in Bells High School Auditorium, March 26th. He was contesting with William CASON and Sanford PERMENTER for the honor of representing Bells High School in the National Oratorical Contest held in Dyersburg, March 28th, 1924.