Crockett County Sentinel - April 16, 1920
Crockett County Sentinel

April 16, 1920

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Friday April 16, 1920
Volume XLV No. 49


Misses Virginia AUSTIN and Marie CANNADY spent the weekend in Dyersburg, guests of Mrs. Arthur KELLY.

Mrs. Sebie FOLLIS and Miss Annie Rooney JOHNSON were in Bells Saturday evening visiting Mrs. Herbert CATES.

Mrs. U. S. McCASLIN, of Obion, visited her many friends here last week.

Sam LEWIS, wife and little son, Paul, spent Tuesday in Humboldt.

Colonal W. F. POSTON and Homer TATUM are attending the Republican convention at Chattanoogna this week.

Miss Kate CHAPMAN is in Brownsville this week under medical treatment, will have her tonsils removed.

L. B. HARWELL, wife and children were in Friendship visiting relatives Sunday.

J. B. JONES returned to his home in Kingsland, Ark., Monday after a week's visit here with his wife.

Dave LOVE, of Humboldt, visited R. L. THOMPSON and wife last Friday last week.

Miss Moss BALDRIDGE and father, Uncle Jim, have returned from Texas and are living near Bells with Mr. Champ BOLING. Uncle Jimmy says no place like old Crockett.

Paul LANGFORD, who under went an operation at the Dyersburg hospital last Wednesday for appendicitis, is getting along fine.

Mrs. WYSE and daughter, Mrs. Mary BOOTH, of Maury City, were guests of Mrs. Allie THOMPSON Friday.

Mrs. F. S. PATRICK is confined to her bed with a nervous breakdown, and is threatened with inflammatory rheumatism. A trained nurse is in attendence. All are hoping for her speedy recovery.

The many friends of Mrs Joe TATUM will be sorry to hear she has been confined to her bed with fever and a bad headache ever sinve her husband's death. No improvement in her condition as we write this.

Miss Annie Laurie CONYERS and Mr. MAINS attended a weekend house party at Brownsville in the home of Miss Dora Bessie SMITH. Milford HARRELL and Andrew GOLDEN, of DuQuoin, Ill., are visiting relatives and friends in Crockett. They were guests in R. L. THOMPSON's home Monday.

The many friends of Mrs. Lenard OLIVER are sorry to hear of her rather serious indesposition, that necessitated her being carried to Jackson Saturday by her husband and sister, who had been visiting her, to consult a specialist on throat diseases. She had two teeth pulled several weeks ago; an abscess formed on her jaw and has quite seriously affected her throught. All are hoping for her speedy recovery.

Dave GRIFFIN and wife were at Mrs. John CATES a few hours Sunday en route to near Fruitvale to visit J. H. PITMAN and wife, who are making their home with Mrs. PITMAN's daughter, Mrs. Maude JACKSON. They were accompanied by Mrs. CATES, who reports Mrs. PITMAN in feeble health. Also, Mr. PITMAN is growing feeble too. We are sorry to learn the low state of health of this good old couple. Much good they have accomplished in their long lives.


We reget to state that Mrs. W. N. JACKSON is still confined to her room from a recent illness. Mrs Arthur SHELTON had Dr. HESS in attendance last week. Vernon WILLIAMSON is on the sick list, as an aftermath of the flu. Mrs. Luther DOYLE has been right sick, but is better.

J. R. IVEY and wife, of Jackson, visited in the home of his father, J. W. IVEY this week.

Leslie LOTT, of Alamo, visited Tom LOTT Sunday.


On Tuesday afternoon, April 16th, Mrs. Eugene M. HALYARD entertained with a delightful satchet shower for Miss Audrey DICKSON, bride-elect, who for the occasion wore an attractive Betty Wales frock of taupe taffeta. Only the intimate friends of the honoree were present, each one bringing dainty bits of ribbon, needles and thimbles. When the work was finished, little Miss Mary WAINWRIGHT gathered them in a sewing basket and with an appropriate toast, presented them to the bride. Then a contest was enjoyed, in which Miss Jessie NUNN scored highest. A delightful salad course, for which the hostess is famous, was served by little Misses Mary & Frances WAINWRIGHT, after which the guests departed, wishing much happiness to the bride.


Mrs. Mag THOMPSON, of Paris, was a visitor in the home of Esq. L. L. COX several days last week.

E. C. RAINES, wife and little son, Hunter, accompanied by Boykin LYNN, wife and daughter, were guests of Mrs. R. L. MOBLEY of Medina, last Sun. & Mon.

Heustis LEMONDS is spending the week with his grandparents, I. N. LEMONDS and wife of Alamo.

Mrs. Artie SCOTT, of Newbern, was at the bedside of her neice, Mrs. E. C. FORD, during her serious illness.

Mrs. Annie CASEY had as her guest last week, Miss Mary JONES of Humboldt.

Miss Elizabeth IVEY and brother, Vernon, of Huntersville, attended the play here Friday night.

The many friends of Mrs. E. C. FORD are delighted to know that she has so greatly improved that her nurse has returned to Memphis.

Miss Clara Bell BARRETT has as her weekend guest, Miss Essie FULGHUM, of Humboldt.

Mrs. Lizzie McGOWAN and son, Hugh, of Paris, visited in the home of Mrs. M. E. RICHARDSON, Thurs. & Fri.

Mrs. Will PEARSON was taken for treatment to a sanitarium at Memphis last Monday by Dr. J. H. HARRIS. She was accompanied by her husband and sister, Mrs. Frank RAINES. Her many friends trust that she will soon be returned to husband & children greatly benefited.

Our hearts go out in sympathy to Mr. & Mrs. Parish DAVIS in the loss of their precious little daughter, Marie, who quietly passed away at 5 o'clock Thursday, April 8th. Although her death was expected, yet it was a severe shock to her loved ones. Long will her father remember her sweet dying words, when he stood over her weeping, she so ffectionately said, "Papa, I love you", trying to comfort him in his grief. How sad is death! It was God in all His Wisdom who called your loved one home, and we must submit to Him meekly and say, "Thy Will Be Done. "

Bovie COX, our newly elected County Surveyor, has been solicited by his many friends to be a candidate to fill out the unexpired term of Esq. L. L. COX, resigned as Magistrate. Bovie is a worthy young man, and should be elected, would be untiring in his efforts to discharge the duties of the office.

Our enterprising druggist, O. D. WALLIS, has purchased the residence vacated by Esq. L. L. Cox, and expects to occupy it real soon.

Mrs. Arthur WILLIAMS had as her weekend guest, her sister, Mary Lou CRAIG, of Humboldt.

Mr. JOHNS, of Atwood, grandfather of E. C. FORD, was here during the illness of Mrs. FORD.

Miss Mattie WILLIAMS and brother, of Jackson, were visitors in the home of their uncle, H. P. WILSON.

Misses Annie RAINES and Clara CRADDOCK were guests in the home of Mrs, Bovie COX, and attended the play Friday.

Edd MITCHELL's children are confined at home with the mumps.

Esq. L. L. COX and wife departed for their new home at Amory, Miss., last Saturday. May peace and prosperity follow them.

W. B. BOOKER and wife accompanied by Master James NELSON, spent the day in Memphis last Sunday. There they joined Ira JACKSON, wife and son, James Hill, of Paragould, Ark.


COLUMBIA--The famous edtate of Col. John S. BROWN, near Springhill, has been sold to J. W. KENT, well known stockman, of West Tennessee, for the consideration of $47, 700.

MEMPHIS--Thomas B. KING, manager of the Chamber of Commerce good roads department, received a surprise in the form of a letter notifying him of his election as secretary of Indian Trails National Highway Association.

---DEATH OF MR. JOHN F. TUCKER--- A telegram was received last Wednesday night by Esq. A. J. TUCKER, that his son, John F. TUCKER, had died suddenly in his new faraway adopted home, Albuquerque. N. M. A recent attack of flu was given as the cause of his sudden death, for before this attack, he seemed to be surely improving. One of the saddest features of his death was the fact that his wife, who had journeyed with her husband to the far west in search of his health, was deprived of being with him in his last hours, as she was confined in a hospital from a recent operation. The only member of the family able to accompany the body back home for interment, was his son, Irvin, who arrived Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, over the L & N. Immediately upon arrival, the body was carried out to his father's home at Johnsons Grove. On Monday at 2 p. m., the Methodist Church at Johnsons Grove was filled with sorrowing relatives and friends. When the funeral services were held by his pastor, Rev. J. M. KENDALL, assisted by Rev. J. M. JENKINS and J. C. W. NUNN. Interment at Old Liberty, the floral offerings, beautiful and fragrant, covering the grave. Thus another of our progressive successful business men, in the prime of life, 41 years og age, is cut down by the "last enemy", reminding us of the uncertainty of life, and the certainity of death. A host of friends deeply sympathize with the bereaved family.

---ILLNESS--- Mr. J. F. BRIDGER spent last Saturday and Sunday in Memphis with his wife, who has been there in a hospital for several weeks, under the treatment of a specialist. We are glad to learn she is improvind very nicely. Mrs. BRIDGER has been most fortunate in her weeks of suffering to be so near her most talented daughter, Dr. Alma BRIDGER RICHARDS, who has been with her every day to render loving service. Dr. RICHARDS is not only an honor to her parents ans Crockett County, but also the State of Tennessee and the entire south as well, and we are indeed glad she decided to locate in Memphis, that her own people may have the benefit of her years of research, and close application in the finest Universities and hospitals in the land.

---FROM MAURY CITY---Joe WARREN of Maury Junction, who has been very low for several weeks, is still in a very serious condition and his physician thinks on account of his age there is little chance of his recovery.

Homer BOLING's time out as mail carrier on the star route from here to the Junction on last Monday and Carl BROWDER is now our mail carrier.

The daughter of Billie BRASFIELD, who had been very low for several months is reported much improved and able to sit up.

Jessie SHELTON, of Camp Devins, Mass., arrived Thursday to visit his sister, Mrs. Katie AVERY, who he hasn't seen since a little boy. He has only been back from overseas a short time and it was a short time and it was a happy meeting after such a long seperation.


Mrs. M. B. MARKS, of Ft. Smith, Ark., is here visiting her sister, Mrs. E. R. HARRIS.

Prof. R. G. SANFORD, of Ripley, spent last week end with his parents, Esq. & Mrs. Sam SANFORD, near town. Mrs. Ada SHAW, who a few months ago moved with her family to Brownwood, Texas, with the intention of living there, has, we understand, moved back to her farm in Haywood County. Her son, Harry THOMAS, of Atlanta, GA., visited here the first of last week.

On Saturday morning, April 17th, 1920 at 10 o'clock, at my home, North of Bells, near Brooksdale, I will offer for sale at public action, all my household and kitchen furniture, consisting of beds, a sewing machine, etc., also a lot of farming tools---harrows, plows, one two-horse wagon, cultivators, etc., Also a good horse. Terms of Sale--&5 and under;cash;over that amount on a credit note and good security. --Henry LEWIS.

One among the many charmings entertainments given in honor of Miss Gray LEWIS, the bride-elect of the season, was a Trouosesau Tea, given by her suster, Miss Mary Lee, on Saturday afternoon, April 3rd. A flower romance contest was enjoyed by the guests. A violet sachet was then given to each, on which was fastened a fortune. The lucky one, Miss Mary HERRON, drew the key to the bride's hope chest. Miss HERRON then unlocked the chest, and all were delighted to view the elaborate trousseau. After which a delicious ice course was served. Miss LEWIS was beautiful in her gown of violet taffeta. Guest list included girl friends of the bride.

Dr. & Mrs. Elishe FARROW have returned from their wedding trip, and are at home to their friends at the Turner House, North Front Street.

Mrs. J. A. McBRIDE and little daughter, Myrtle, Dora Ellen SHELLABARGER and Ernest Junior EMISON, are rapidley recoving, after having measles.

Dr. S. E. McDONALD and Rev. J. M. JENKINS returned last Saturday morning from Texarkana where they had been to inspect the large body of timberland they recently purchased, in connection with Mr. E. E. EDWARDS. They are delighted with their holdings.

Rev. J. M. JENKINS, since Wednesday evening, has been confined to his bed with a severe cold.

Mr. W. E. PITNER left last Saturday evening for Pittsburg, PA., where he will spend several months looking after the interests of the Ozark Fruit Shippers Association. During his absence, Mr. R. E. CASEY will take his place at the Bells Banking Company.

We were sorry to hear Sunday that Herschel LEWIS, one of our very brightest and most promising students of U. of T., , Knoxville, had to leave school and hasten to Memphis for an operation for appendicitis. The last report was very favorable, we are glade to state. His father, Mr. Marion LEWIS, has been with him this week.

Mrs. George M. CORNA-ZER returned Monday from Bowling Green , Ky., where she has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. A. J. ROOKER. As was stated in the Sentinel a few weeks ago, she received a fall while in Bowling Green, spraining or dislocating her hip, from which she has been unable to walk. A large circle of friends are very anxious to see her fully recover at an early date.

Mr. C. L. WALKER has moved his family out near Proctor's to be with his mother-in-law, Mrs R. H. SMITH, and assist in carrying on the work of the farm.

---TRIBUTE OF RESPECT---Whereas God in His Wisdom has called to her reward, Mrs. Mattie BOLING, who for a number of years has been a member of the M. E. Church, South, in Bells, TN and was an active member of the Sunday school, and gave liberally of her time and money, to the support of the church and Sunday school, and because of her unselfish life was an agent in the hands of our Lord in the accomplishing of much good and advancing the interest of the "Kingdom"Therefore, Be it resolved, That we as the members of her class in Sunday school, though. we shall miss her smiling face, seek to carry forward the work which she dearly loved, and to labor together in the Masters Kingdom here so that when we shall come to the journey over the "Mystic"river we shall receive the welcome that was awaiting her. Resolved further;That we express our sympathy to the bereaved husband and the hosts of loved ones which she left for the portals above and ask them to join us in saying in humble submission to the will of Him who created us all. "Not our will, but thine be done. " Resolved further, That a copy of these resolutions be sent Brother BOLING, a copy be furnished the Secretary of the Sunday School to be spread on the minutes, and a copy furnished also to Brother NUNN for publication in the Sentinel; Mrs. R. E. FREEMAN, Mrs. Cora SUMMERS, Mrs. J. M. JENKINS, F. E. MITCHELL Committe

---TO THE MEMORY OF A GOOD WOMAN---Mrs. Ada PATTERSON, daughter of Uncle Tommy KINCAID, deceased, was born December 22nd, 1860, died March 18th, 1920, of influenza, followed by pneumonia, at the age of 59 years. She was married to Walter PATTERSON, December 8th, 1878. To this union nine children were born, three having preceeded her to the great beyond. Those living are Mesdames;Addie Sue HOOPER, Virgie BLURTON, Lillie NELSON, ;Messrs. Oscar, Ozie, and Johnny PATTERSON. Mrs. PATTERSON professed faith in Christ early in life and joined the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in which she lived a consecrated Christian life until death. She never stayed away from church because her own denomination was not in reach, but attended all, making friends where ever she went. She was loved by all who knew her--kind, courtious, generous, forgiving, true to friends, filled with charity. Death to her was not a calamity;her soul march in triumphal procession invisible, but glorious state, to its chosen home, the scene of its abiding rest. Let us not weep for her, but weep for ourselves, we are the losers;we are the sufferers, but her gain may also become our joy if we follow the example of her faith and patience. Her departure should draw us closer to God and cause us to examine our selves to see where we stand. We shall miss her presence here because of the life she lived but we believe that her influence will still remain with us. She leaves her husband and six children, besides a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her death. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. JENKINS and the remains were laid to rest in Salem Cemetery---One Who Loved Her.

---DEATH OF MRS. HENRY LEWIS---Edia Jane WAINWRIGHT was born March 27th, 1854, near Alamo;was a neice of Mr. Allen WAINWRIGHT, who was taken from us recently. When quite young, she joined the Christian Church, and lived a consistant member until death, which occurred Friday afternoon, April 2nd, about 2 o'clock. She seemed as well as usual, and spoke to a friend who was passing by just before she died;she was reading the Sentinel. She was married to Henry LEWIS in 1879, to this union were born three sons; Allen, Thomas, & Elmer. She leaves 5 grandchildren. They recently celebrated her 66th birthday by bringing her a nice dinner and spending the day. She was a good kind neighbor and friend;patient in all her afflictions, and often expressed a readiness to leave this world for a better home. Her prayer was answered, for she often expressed herself as one of the old--"Come quickly Lord, and take me home. "She told her husband that it would not be long that she could stay;and oh, how soon she went away!"A devoted mother and faithful wife has gone. God bless the family and help us all meet again. --Her Friends.

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