Crockett County Sentinel - July 13, 1923
Crockett County Sentinel

July 13, 1923

A very special thank you to Sarah Hutcherson, who transcribed this newspaper,
and contributed it for use on this web site.

Friday July 13th, 1923
Volume LI No. 11

T.  H.  DURHAM left Friday for his home in St.  Petersburg, Fla., after spending several weeks with his daughter,  Mrs. W.  T.  REDMOND.

Jack CLAYTON, of Boston, Mass, is spending the week with Miss Georgia PERRY.

Little Miss Johnie STEVENS and brother,  Everett,  of Memphis,  are visiting their aunt,  Mrs. Johnie EDWARDS.

Mesdames Addie BROWDER, Mose TUCKER; Misses Margaret OWEN & Renfro TUCKER, of Fulton,  Ky., were guests in the J. A. PERRY home the past week.

H.  D.  PARKER and wife of Jackson, spent a few days the past week with Mrs. Aylmer PERRY.

Walter AKERS, wife and two children, Mesdames Annie LONON, Nora CLEVERDENTE, and Miss Jesse AKERS, of Caurthersville, Mo., spent the weekend with J.  H.  DAREN and wife.

Little Jack PARKER, of Memphis, is visiting his aunt, Mrs. Aylmer PERRY.

Mrs. A. A. SCOTT, of Lake Wells, Fla., is visiting her daughter, Mrs. W. C. COOPER.

J. H. DARDEN, wife and Miss Opal DARDEN, spent Monday in Dyersburg shopping.

Mesdames Walter TOWNSEND, of Tigrett, and Minnie DAVIS of Newbern, spent a few days with relatives here.

Frederick OUTLAW, of Ensley, Ala., is visiting Mrs. Emma AGEE.

Prof. Paul CONLEY and wife moved the past week. We welcome these good people to our community.

B. A. WHITAKER and wife of Johnson Grove, visited their parents, O. M. HALYARD and wife the past week.

J. W. EDWARDS sold the City Cafe to Jim HAY Saturday. We wish Mr. HAY much success in his new business.

Misses Fannie D.  and Eufema HANKINS, of Memphis, have returned home after a visit with their aunt, Mrs. J. E.  EDWARDS.

P. B.  NANCE, of Alamo, was a visitor in the J. F. ROBERTSON home Sunday.

Built as a memorial to the supreme sacrifice of Tennessee hero dead in the World War, and to the valiant deeds of veterans who still, Rogersville's new $125, 000 high school has been officially dedicated and a tablet to Hawkins County's dead soldiers was unveiled with impressive ceremonies in which Gov. Austin PEAY and General L. D. TYSON were the central figures.

Stanley HUBBARD, of near Savannah, was dragged to death by a plow mule. It appears that the young man had started to the field riding bareback on the mule, which had the plow gear on it. When found young HUBBARD's body was dragging with one leg wrapped in the trace chain.

W. L.  ANDERSON, aged 63 years, of Dandrige, committed suicide by shooting himself with a shotgun. Ill health is believed to have been the cause.  Mr. ANDERSON was unmarried and lived in an apartment over the store of Gass & Moreland, of which firm he was a member.

William HAMMER, who was tried last week on a whiskey charge and remanded to jail in default of bail, was arraigned in Judge YOUNG's Court on a statutory charge. He was bound over to Circuit Court under $5000 bond, which he failed to secure and was returned to jail.

---JELKS--DIAMANT---Mrs. A. E.  DIAMANT announces the marriage of her daughter, Amy Lenora, to Clifton JELKS.  The wedding was solemnized Tuesday evening at 9 o'clock at the residence of Rev. & Mrs. R. L. RUDDELL on Nettleton Avenue. Rev. Riddell officiated, using the impressive ring service, in the presence of his family. The bride wore a becoming costume of green and white crepedechine (whatever that is). She is a graduate of J. H. S., is a young lady of much charm, popular with a large circle of friends. The groom is the son of Mr. & Mrs. W. H. JELKS, of East Matthews Ave., is a splendid young man and is assistant manager of the Reed Oil Company, of this city. Immediately following the ceremony, Mr. & Mrs. JELKS  motored to Paragould and attended the Shriners' celebration yesterday. They arrived home yesterday afternoon and were honorees at a family dinner at 6 o'clock in the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. DIAMANT. The dining room was beautifully decorated with cut flowers and national colors. The table was centered with a large crystal bowl of sweet peas and nasturtiums. An elegant menu of several courses were served. Out -of-towns guests were Mrs. DIAMANT's daughter, Mrs. W. O.  TANKERSLEY and husband and Mr. & Mrs. WILLIS, of Judd Hill.  (Jonesboro, Ark. Evening.)

The July term of the Crockett County Court convened Monday, July 2nd, with all the Magistrates present, except four--Esq. , D. L. ELKINS, of  #2; A. R. BRIDGER, of #5; W. C. FLY, of #16; and A. J.  TUCKER, of #14.  The friends of Esqs.  D. L. ELKINS and A. J. TUCKER; two of the oldest in service, and most highly respected members of the Court, regretted very much that they were on account of physical disabilities unable to be present. Recently Esq. ELKINS had to undergo a painful operation in a Memphis Hospital for an effected bone below the knee.  Esq. TUCKER has not been well for several months.  The terms of the two Highway Commissioners; J. R. COX and W. W.  HAWKINS; having expired, an election on the first ballot selected  Walter NELSON,  of Fruitvale,  to succeed Mr. COX,  and the reelection of Mr. HAWKINS.  Mr. COX did not seek re-election. Esq. J. C.  McLEAN was re-elected a member of the County Board of Education by acclamations.  S. Homer TATUM,  of Alamo,  W. C.  JAMES, of Friendship, and H. L. CONYERS,  of Alamo, elected Notary Publics.   The Committee adopted by the Chairman to draft resolutions respecting the death of Esq.  R. B.  GRIGGS,  reported as follows:  Whereas, On Saturday, May 5th, 1923, at his home in Masons Grove,  District #2, where he had been a resident so
long, Esq.  R. B. GRIGGS,  one of the oldest and most honored members of this Court, was called from his earthly labors to that "bourne from which no traveler returns" and Whereas, In his death this Court loses one of its trusted and faithful leaders, and the county a prosperous, honored citizens,  Therefore, be it--Resolved, That this Court extend to his wife, children,  relatives and friends, genuine sympathy in our mutual great loss. --Resolved
2nd,  That these Resolutions be spread upon the minutes of this Court, a copy sent to the bereaved widow, and a copy furnished to the Crockett County Sentinel for publication.

Esq.  L. L. COX,  for a long term of years a leading member of the Crockett County Court, and for several terms, its efficient Chairman, who has for the past four years made Amory, Miss,  his home,  was present and being called upon by Chairman McLEAN, responded in a most felicitous manner, and we all were delighted to learn that he would in the future make his home in Memphis, as he would locate in Memphis at an early date.

Miss Maie FIFE returned to her home Monday, after a few days visit with Miss Gladys STEWART,  a popular young lady in Fruitvale.

Mrs. Jennie BUCHANAN and son, Clifford, of Brownsville, is here far a weeks stay with her sister, Mrs. J. H. LEGGETT.

Andy GOLDEN and Misses Frances OLDHAM and Bessie EMISON motored to Dyersburg Friday.

Miss Hilda DEITH, of Memphis,  spent last week , the guests of Mr. & Mrs. Jim THOMPSON.

Miss Lula SINCLAIR,  of Forrest City, Ark. , has been the guest of Mrs. R. F. JERMAN.

Dr. D. C. JOHNSON, of Martin, is a pleasant visitor in the home of Dr. T. C. JOHNSON.

Miss Eva Florence RAINES and brother, Montie, of Jackson, are visiting their grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Roe RAINES.

Mrs. Nay KELLEY and little son, Robbie, are here , the guests of Mrs. James KELLEY.

Clifford ARCENEAUX, of Lafayette, LA. , is here, the guest of Mrs. Tommie Austin and family.

J. E. McCLANAHAN arrived Tuesday from Owensboro, Ky. , to join his wife and children, who have been here the past month with her father, Dr. T. JOHNSON.

Miss Louise KEITH, of Jackson, is here, guest of Mrs. H. L. CONYERS.

George ARCENEAUX and wife, of Houma, LA. ,  Mrs. Arthur KELLEY and two children, of Skene, Miss , are visiting their mother, Mrs. Tommie AUSTIN.

---ANOTHER DEEP SORROW---has fallen into the life of Mr. Allen CHEATHAM, the second to come to him this year.  During the first days of February, during a scourge of the flu in his family, his splendid wife succumbed, leaving the home dark and motherless. On last Friday, his 11-years-old son,  Ollie Bine, was taken sick, and during Friday night acute appendicitis developed, at Saturday at 1 p. m. , he was rushed to Memphis for an operation. The operation was performed, but it did not save his life, for at 12 o'clock, his young spirit joined the spirit of his sainted mother "over there". His body was brought out from Memphis Sunday morning and carried out to the home, where it remained until in the afternoon. At 3:30, funeral services in the presence of many sorrowing, sympathizing relatives and friends, were held at the home by Rev.  E. L. ROBINSON and J. C. W. NUNN,  after which his body was brought back to Belleview and laid to rest beside the bed of his mother. Genuine sympathy goes out to friend, Allen in his hours of sorrow.

---TO LUCKEY BICKERSTAFF AND ALICE BICKERSTAFF---Eugene BICKERSTAFF et al,  vs.  Luckey BICKERSTAFF et al,   pending in County Court of Crockett County, Tennessee at Alamo, Tennessee.  In this cause it appearing from the bill which is sworn to, that the defendants, Luckey
BICKERSTAFF  & Alice BICKERSTAFF,  are non-residents of the State of Tennessee and are citizens of the State of Mississippi they and each of them, are hereby notified to make their appearance before the County Court of Crockett County, on or before the First Monday in August, 1923, and make defense to the bill filed against them by Eugene BICKERSTAFF and I. B.  BICKERSTAFF, for the sale of certain real estate, otherwise said bill will be taken as confessed and the cause set for hearing ex parte. It is further ordered that this notice be published for four consecutive weeks in the Crockett County, Sentinel.  This June 25th, 1923.   Jno. H.  PERRY.  clerk,  JERMAN & JERMAN, attys.

---EXECUTOR'S NOTICE---Notice is hereby given that I have qualified as
Executor's of the estate of  F. M. JAYNES,  deceased,  and all parties having claims against said estate are hereby notified to file the same, duly authenticated, with John H.  PERRY,  County Clerk of Crockett County, Tenn. , within 12 months from this date or they will forever be barred.  This 9th June, 1923.    W. W. JAYNES,  Executor

Wilmer REASONS, who has for several months been in Caruthersville, Mo. , is at home.

Miss Rebecca FARROW is visiting her aunt, Mrs. W. B. JONES, in Memphis, this week.

Hay THOMAS, of Memphis, was here the first of the week, visiting his brother, Sam THOMAS and family.

Mesdames S. E. McDONALD,  Roll BARNES and A. C. PATTON and little daughter, Florence, were last week visitors in Memphis.

Mr. & Mrs. M. J. HOWELL, of Dyersburg, are here this week, guests of Mrs. HOWELL's sisters, Mesdames Carro SUMNERS and O. L. GRANT.
Mrs. J. Doyle HENDERSON and sister, Mrs. H. B. MOORE, of Phoenix, Ariz., have returned from a ten days trip thru Chicago,  Milwaukee and Ann Harbor.

We take this method of thanking Mesdames George F. GOOSMANN and J. W. BELL for the lovely cakes given us on July 4th. Mrs. R. B. JONES,  Secretary of Providence Community Club.

Rev. and Mrs.  R. W. BROWN, of Millington, visited their son-in-law and grandchildren, Mr. Alma REAMS and children in the home of Mr. & Mrs. T. A. REAMS last weekend.

Mr. & Mrs. George RICHMOND and son, George, Jr. , of Macon, Miss,  visited old friends and relatives in Bells last week. Mrs. RICHMOND, nee Miss Carrie SHERROD,  is remembered as one of the sweetest and mostly highly accomplished young ladies ever reared in Bells, and her visit, with her very elegant husband and manly little son, was highly enjoyed and appreciated by all.

Mr. & Mrs. S. G. PARKER are on a visit to relatives at their old home, Wildersville, Tenn.

Mrs. W. B. BELL is in St. Louis visiting her brother, Walter HARDY and family.

Mrs. Geo. F. GOOSMANN has been appointed Register of Vital Statistics for the first nine districts of Crockett County and also District #14.

Mrs. A. J. ROOKER, of Bowling Green, Ky. , was a welcome guest of her mother, Mrs. Geo.
M. CONATZAR and sister, Mrs. C. C. HENDERSON first of the week.

Gale BLURTON was carried to Memphis for an operation for appendicitis last Sunday night. He is recovering.

Mrs. Mamie WILLIAMS has been unable to be at her post in the telephone exchange this week on account of sickness. Mrs. Emmett PARKER is in charge during Mrs. WILLIAMS illness.

Miss Annie WARFIELD has been brought home from the hospital in Memphis, and we are glad to report is improving nicely from the broken hip, suffered in a fall.

We feel under very deep and lasting obligations to our friends for their help and sympathy, during the illness and death of our dear son, Thomas McDEARMON.  May each of  you be richly rewarded by the Giver of all gifts, good and perfect.  T. N. GRIFFIN & Wife.

We want to thank each and every one for the acts of kindness, words of tender love and sympathy, and the many beautiful floral offerings tendered us in the loss of dear daughter and sister, Lois. May the Lord bless and keep you from such sorrow. Mr.  & Mrs. E. H. BRANCH and Children.

J. C. W. NUNN was called to Pond Creek Wednesday afternoon to hold the funeral services of Mrs. Nannie WHITE, one of the oldest saints of that community.

Mrs. Maggie RAINEY, of Texas, is here as guest of her sister, Mrs. Bob JETTON.

Mrs. TANNER and daughter, Miss Irene, and Miss Dail CONNELL, of Alamo, spent Saturday afternoon with Mrs. J. F. HARDISON.

Ernest JETTON & wife are entertaining a  new little boy at their home.

Mr. ROBERTS & family attended the funeral of Mrs. Ed BROWN  Saturday at Pond Creek.

Mrs. BROWN was carried Friday to Dyersburg and underwent an operation and only lived a few hours.

Mrs. Ruth LEE of Gates, spent Saturday with her parents, H. R. BRANCH and wife.

Rolan AVERY left Saturday to visit his aunt, Mrs. TUCKER at Nashville.

Mr. & Mrs. BURTON are rejoicing over the arrival of a baby girl at their home last Thursday night.

The people of the town were shocked early last Wednesday morning when the sad news came that Thomas McDEARMON, the 17-year-old son of Mrs. Tom GRIFFIN, had breathed his last. He had been sick for about a week of fever, but was thought better. Sad indeed for the mother to give him up, he being her only child. The remains were carried to Halls Thursday and laid to rest.

Mr. BISHOP and family left Thursday for an overland trip to Maury County, Tennessee, for 10 days stay with friends and relatives.

Our postmaster, W. A. J.  RIDDICK, has installed a lot more lock boxes and re-arranged the office, making it more convenient for the public.

Mrs. Wes ROBERTS went to Dyersburg last week and had a place cut out of her face that had been bothering her for several months. We are glad to report her getting along nicely.

Eva BANKS and family, Misses Ruth HENLEY and Marie ROBERTSON spent the past week with Rev. BANKS and family at Fulton, Ky.

Tom GRIFFIN and wife were called Monday to Trezevent to the funeral of her brother's baby.

Messrs. EARNHEART and CARTER have lost the championship as the best fisherman, Eldon CONNELL caught a fish last Saturday that weighed 73 pounds.

Arlean AVERY is visiting relatives in Paris this week.

Stant CONNELL has been quite sick with fever, but glad to report him improved.

Mrs. A. E. DRINKARD had as her guests last week, Mrs. Carlos PINKSTON and children.

Mrs. Nannie WILLIAMS, after two weeks stay with her brother, John COX, of Ridgely, and J. R. COX,  of Coxville, has returned to her sister's Mrs. M. E. RICHARDSON,  for a week's visit.

Paul STALLINGS, of Flint, Mich., and Mrs. Cynthia DUNGAN, of Humboldt, were recent guests of Mrs. E. C. RAINES.

Mrs. Eugene PERMENTER and daughter, Fay, of Bells, was here Saturday.

Miss Ruth JAMES is spending two weeks in Louisville as the guest of Mrs. Fay DOLFINGER.

Mrs. Ann GADSBY, of Memphis, who has been a recent guest of her old friends at this place, was taken ill seriously at the home of her niece, Mrs. Ella Millard COOP, of Humboldt and died Saturday. Her remains were interred at Henderson Sunday.

Mrs. Van BETTIS, of Bells, spent the week with Mrs. J. D. PORTER.

Mrs. Robert MOBLEY and son, Robt. , Jr. , of Cincinnati, arrived Saturday to be the summer guests of her mother, Mrs. M. E.  RICHARDSON and others. She was accompanied home by her sister, Mrs. Ira JACKSON and son, James HILL, of Little Rock, and nephew, Henry Hill RAINES of this place, who had been spending several weeks as her guests.

Miss End GRIGGS, of Memphis, is a guest of her mother, Mrs. R. B. GRIGGS.

Miss Gladys STOVELL, of Memphis, is the guest of Miss Frances MITCHELL. An entertainment was given in her honor Friday night at the home of her uncle, Ed MITCHELL and family.

Those attending the burial of Mrs.  Ann GADSBY at Henderson were: E. L. LEMONDS and wife; Mrs. J. B. DRINKARD; Mrs. Shep COX; Ike WILLIAMS and son, Verner, of this place.

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