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James Autie King-James Autie King, 66, well known Dyer County resident and farmer in the Second District, died Sunday at his home following an illness of eight months. Mr. King had been a resident of the community where he died for the past thirty-four years and was well known and esteemed. He was married in 1909 to Miss Susie Brothers. Besides his wife he leaves three children, Mrs. James Pate of Russellville, Ky.; James King of Ann Arbor, Mich.; Mrs. Rod Banks of Florence, Ala. Mr. King was a progressive farmer and a leader in the community where he resided. He had been a member of the Church of Christ for thirty years and was a devout Christian. Funeral rites were held at three o'clock Monday afternoon at the Miller's Chapel Church of Christ. Burial was in the Miller's Chapel Cemetery with Friendship Funeral Home in charge. The rites were said by Ross O. Spears of the Dyersburg Church of Christ and Earl Fly of Friendship.
Jesse Ephrain Hughes--Mr. Jesse E. Hughes, 43, died Saturday at John Gaston Hospital in Memphis. He lived in Memphis and was an employee of the Precision Tool Co. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Elberta Hughes, and the following children: Jesse E. Jr., Betty Jean, Jettie Lane, Eddie Mae, Margaret Faye, Doris Laverne and T. B. Also his mother, Mrs. Lula Phillips of Halls, a half brother, Raymond Phillips of Alamo and a half sister, Mrs. Lottie Sheppard of Alamo. Funeral services at Johnson Grove Baptist Church Monday at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Willie Hughes officiating. Burial was in Robertson Grave Yard with Ronk Funeral Home in charge.
Emmett E. Bledsoe--Funeral services were held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Johnson Grove Methodist church for Emmett E. Bledsoe, who died at his home near Johnson Grove, Tuesday night. Rev. L. A. Smithmier of Maury City officiated. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Gibson County with Ronk Funeral Home in charge. He was 68 and a well-known farmer of the Johnson Grove community. He was a Methodist. He leaves his wife; two sons, Elihu and Thomas Bledsoe of Humboldt; one daughter, Mrs. J. C. Stephenson of Alamo; one sister, Mrs. Cora Wilkerson of Alamo and one brother, Herbert Bledsoe of Jackson.
Mrs. J. H. Perry--Mrs. Mettie Boone Perry, widow of the late John H. Perry, died at her home in Alamo Tuesday morning at 8:20. Mrs. Perry had been in failing health for sometime. She was a daughter of the late Simon and Mary Boone, pioneer residents of the county. Her husband was elected to the offices of County Court Clerk and Trustee, serving in three positions for a number of years. Mrs. Perry was 84 and a member of the Christian Church. She was affectionately known to her large family and a wide circle of friends as "Ma" Perry. Her death is more than a matter of passing regret and she will live long in the hearts of a legion of friends and loved ones. Services were held at the First Christian Church in Alamo Wednesday at 3:00 p.m., the body lying in state at the church from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The Rev. John Porter of Dyersburg, assisted by the Rev. Frank Perry of Selmer, officiated. Burial followed in the Alamo Cemetery with Casey Funeral Home of Henderson in charge. Surviving are six sons, Herbert A. Perry, cashier of the Bank of Alamo, Hal Perry of Berea, Ky., Jack Perry of El Dorado, Ark., Noel Perry of Jackson, D. B. Perry of Ramer and Robert Perry of Alamo; five daughters, Mrs. Jim Farrow and Mrs. Alymer Cates of Brownsville, Mrs. Walter Conley of Alamo, Mrs. Clarence Norfleet of Humboldt and Miss Marguerite Perry of Nashville; one sister Mrs. Alice Badgett of Maury Junction, nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Herman Earl Sanders--Herman Earl Sanders, 43, died Wednesday of last week at Lawson General Hospital in New Orleans. He became ill while enroute from his home in Houston, Texas, to visit his mother, Mrs. Tom Sanders in Alamo. He was born and reared in Crockett County. He was engaged in construction work in Houston. He was suddenly stricken in New Orleans and never regained consciousness. Funeral services were held at Old Quincy last Friday at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Sam Graves of Trenton officiating. Burial was in Alamo Cemetery with Ronk Funeral Home in charge. He is survived by his mother, two brothers, Paul Sanders of Alamo, and Prentice Sanders of Nashville, one sister, Mrs. Horace Mays of Humboldt.
Elmus Agee--Services for Elmus Agee, farmer and landowner of Crockett County were held at Floyd's Chapel Church at 3:00 p.m. Friday afternoon. The Rev. H. L. Lax officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery with Sudbury Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Agee, who was 70, died at his home near Maury City Thursday. He was born near Maury City and was a resident of Crockett County all of his life. He was a member of the Methodist Church. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Charles Jetton and Mrs. Romis Reddick of Maury City; seven sons, Alton Agee of Connecticut, Junior Agee of New York City, William Agee of Dyersburg, Oliver Agee, Lois Agee, Carl Agee and Larry Agee of Maury City, a sister, Mrs. Dan Agee of Maury City and a brother Burton Agee of Dyersburg.
Fayette Vickers--Fayette Vickers, 72 years old Spanish-American War Veteran of Humboldt, Tenn., died at 10:40 Thursday night at Kennedy Veterans Hospital. A farmer, he had been a patient in Memphis since September 4. He leaves a cousin, A. W. Vickers of Friendship. Sudbury Funeral Home was in charge of the funeral, which was held in Humboldt. Mr. Vickers lived in the Friendship Community until 12 years ago when he moved to Humboldt.
Family Reunion--On Sunday, Sept. 30, the children, grandchildren and step children of Mr. R. L. Mathis met at the home of his son, Andrew Mathis at Quincy to celebrate his 74th birthday. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Mathis of Alamo, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Burns and children of Maury City, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Burnett and children of Frog Jump, Mrs. Eliza Mathis and grandchildren of Quincy, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Taylor Mathis and children of Humboldt, Mr. and Mrs. Thurman Graves and Shirley of Trenton, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Peay and children of Trenton, Mr. and Mrs. Hoyt Murphy and children of Alamo, Shirley Tillett of Trenton, and Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Mathis and children. At the noon hour a picnic lunch was enjoyed. After a pleasant afternoon together everyone left wishing Mr. Mathis many more happy birthdays.
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Edith Underwood Acred--Funeral services were held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the Cypress Methodist Church for Mrs. Edith Gertrude Acred who died at the home of her daughter in Madison County, Friday, October 5th. Rev. Charles Dinkins officiated. Burial was in Cypress Cemetery with Ronk Funeral Home in charge. She was 64. She leaves her husband, Hamlett Acred of Fruitvale; two daughters, Mrs. Lida Mae Crews, Westover and Mrs. Kendall Johnson, Bells; three sons, Durwood, Lloyd and David Acred.
Alice Carol Laster--Alice Carol Laster, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Laster of Maury City, died Friday, October 5th at home. Funeral services were held at the cemetery Saturday at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. E. R. Roach of Alamo officiating. Burial was in Quincy Cemetery with Ronk Funeral Home in charge. She leaves her parents; four brothers, Khuron, Carmel, Dewayne and Lowery Laster and two sisters, Mrs. Gladys Hall and Yvonne Laster of Maury City.
Lucy Belle Richardson--Funeral services were held at Center Methodist Church Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. for Mrs. Lucy Belle Richardson, who died at her home in Gibson County Monday. Burial was in Center Cemetery with Ronk Funeral Home in charge. She was born in North Carolina in May 1866. She leaves three sons, J. R. Richardson, J. H. Richardson and Irby Richardson all of Humboldt and one brother, Johnnie Babb of Humboldt.
Mrs. Ada Hughes--Mrs. Ada Hughes, Memphis resident about 20 years and widow of Buck Hughes, Alamo farmer, died at 5:00 a.m. Wednesday at 3854 Summer where she lived with her daughter, Mrs. Irene Hamilton. Mrs. Hughes has been ill more than a year. She was 77. Born and reared near Alamo, she was widowed 34 years ago, left with nine children, two of them only 9 months old, to rear. She devoted her life to her family and won the praise not only of her children but of friends and associates as a "wonderful mother." She had been a member of the Baptist Church 53 years. She leaves three daughters Mrs. Hamilton, with whom she lived, Mrs. Tinnie Medlin, Dyersburg, and Mrs. Homer Wiley, Johnson Grove; four sons, Carmack, Noble, Thomas C. and Bobbie Hughes of Memphis; her stepdaughter, Mrs. Tyree Bodkins, Humboldt and her half sister, Mrs. Florence Perkins of Henning. Services were at 2:00 p.m. Friday at Johnson Grove Baptist Church near Alamo, Rev. Ewell Hughes, officiating. Thompson Bros. Mortuary in charge. -Press-Scimitar, Oct. 3.
Grover A. Maxedon Dies at Lexington, Ky.--Grover A. Maxedon, 63, died suddenly at his home in Lexington, Ky., Saturday night. Mr. Maxedon was an investigator for the Alcohol Tax Division of the Internal Revenue Bureau. He was a native of Selmer, Tenn. He was principal of the old Friendship Training School many years ago and taught in Alamo for several years where he was athletic coach. He was also editor and owner of the Alamo Weekly Guide for several years. Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. John A. Henderson, Paducah, Ky., Francis Ann Maxedon, Lexington; two sons, Capt. James Maxedon, R.U.S. Air Force, Vancouver, Wash.; Thomas Maxedon of Shelbyville, and a sister, Mrs. Pat Baker of Selmer, Tenn.
Mrs. Georgia Ann Butler Celebrates Birthday--Mrs. Georgia Ann Butler was honored in her home in Alamo on Sunday, October 7th on her 70th birthday with a birthday dinner. There were 32 guests all bringing covered dishes. They were: Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Spitzer, Jr. and family, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Butler and family and Mr. and Mrs. Other Butler, Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Butler and family, Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Jines all of Humboldt and Mrs. Clyde Spitzer and family of Gadsden; Mr. and Mrs. Jim Smith, Mrs. Ida Warren, Mrs. Lou Woods, Mrs. Bessie Bell, Mrs. Bob Matthews and Mrs. Roy Spitzer and daughter of Alamo. Each one leaving with happy memories and wishing Mrs. Butler many more happy birthdays.
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Warren--Mr. and Mrs. Warren celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary at their home in Alamo, Thursday, Oct. 4. Mrs. Warren is the former Barbara Ray, daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Joe Ray. Mr. and Mrs. Warren were reared on adjoining farms in the Eleventh District. They have two sons living, W. B. Warren, Alamo merchant, and Freed Warren of Memphis. Two sons, Fred Warren, former Representative in the Legislature, and Ira Warren of Dyersburg, State Senator and Representative, and one daughter, Mrs. Ola Stamps Harris, have passed away. Mr. and Mrs. Warren are receiving the congratulations of a wide circle of friends, on their sixtieth anniversary. (This note was under their picture.)
Ruth Ballinger Married to Pvt. Carnell Hawkins--In a ceremony Tuesday evening, Sept. 25th, at the Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, Miss Ruth Ballinger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jessie B. Ballinger of Maury City, became the bride of Pvt. Lowell Barnell Hawkins. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Patterson Hawkins of Friendship. Dr. Mark Harris, pastor of Speedway Baptist Church, officiated. Tall white baskets of gladiolus and fern decorated the altar. A program of music was presented by Miss Mary Ann Hunter of Memphis. The bride was attired in a model of winter brown with a beige hat accentuated with brown beads. She wore a white orchid corsage. Mrs. Albert Childress of Memphis, sister of the bride, was matron of honor. She wore a beige suite with brown accessories. Her corsage was pink carnations. Mr. Howard Douglas of Memphis served Pvt. Hawkins as best man. After a wedding trip to the Ozarks, Pvt. Hawkins will return to Camp Rucker, Ala. where he is stationed.
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Mrs. Jim Fewell--Mrs. Minnie Lee Fewell died at The Prather Clinic in Alamo Sunday where she had been a patient for several days. She had been ill of a heart ailment for 4 years. Born in Crockett Mills May 9, 1883, she had lived in that community all her life. Mrs. Fewell was a member of the Christian Church, and held in high esteem by all who knew her. She leaves her husband, three sons, Floyd Fewell, Cashier of the Bank of Crockett Mills. James and Odell Fewell, farmers of the Crockett Mills community; five sisters, Mrs. Willie Fewell, Mrs. Henry Cunningham, Mrs. Arthur Nettles and Mrs. Bun Colvett of Crockett Mills and Mrs. Walter Taylor of Friendship and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 at the Christian Church in Crockett Mills with Bro. Frank Perry officiating. Burial was in the Crockett Mills Cemetery with Friendship Funeral Home in charge.
Mrs. Sophie Wainright--Mrs. Sophie Wainright, widow of the late Esq. W. A. Wainright of Bells, died Friday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock. She was 78 years of age and a native of Mississippi but had been a resident of Crockett County since childhood. She was a member of the Christian Church and one of Bells' best-loved ladies. Her friends were numbered by her acquaintances. She leaves a son, Hal Wainright of Tampa, Fla.; two daughters, Miss Frances Wainright of Bells and Mrs. Isaac Shaw of Jackson; a brother, Grover Sherrod of Washington, D. C.; and three sisters, Mrs. W. C. Welburn of Memphis and Mrs. J. M. Knaebel and Mrs. J. A. Caldwell of Los Angeles, Calif. Services were held Sunday at the home by the Rev. E. B. Motley. Burial was in Belleview Cemetery with Goosmann Funeral Home in charge.
William Jefferson Stanley--Funeral services were held on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Cairo Baptist Church for William Jefferson Stanley, who died at Covington, Tenn., Sunday. Rev. Floyd Cates of Alamo officiated. Burial was in Cairo Cemetery with Ronk Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Stanley was born in February 1877. He made his home in Memphis at the time of his death. He leaves four daughters, Mrs. Ethel Parker, Erwin, Tenn., Mrs. Annie May Reasons, Humboldt, Mrs. Louise Corder of Memphis and Mrs. Marlien Maxedon, Salt Lake City, Utah; one sister, Mrs. Julia Porterfield, Pocahontas; six brothers, Alex Stanley, Pocahontas, Neal Stanley, Bolivar, Morgan Stanley, Pocahontas, Bucher Stanley, Middleton, Luther Stanley, Bolivar and Arlvin Stanley of Bolivar.
Family Reunion--On Sunday, October 14, a family reunion was held at the home of Mrs. H. G. Sullivan and daughter, Mrs. Lela Taylor. Present were Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Sullivan and family, Mr. and Mrs. Dexter Smith and son of Brownsville, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Sullivan of St. Louis, Mo., Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Sullivan of Cross Roads, Mr. and Mrs. Lucian Nanney and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Taylor and family, Mr. and Mrs. Algie Taylor and family, Mr. and Mrs. Jessee Sullivan, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Sullivan and family, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Griffin and family, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Joe Edwards and son, Mr. and Mrs. Jamie Lee Nanney and son, all of Bells. A bountiful basket dinner was served and enjoyed by everyone. All had a wonderful day and hope to have many more together in the future.
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Marvin Richardson--Marvin Richardson, 57, died on Saturday at 6:00 a.m. at his home near Alamo of a heart attack. He was a leading farmer of this community and at the time of his death was employed as bookkeeper for the County Highway Department. He worked Friday and although he was ill for sometime during the spring he had seemingly been much improved in the past few months and able to continue his work with the Highway Department. Mr. Richardson was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Methodist Church. Services were held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Methodist church in Alamo with the Rev. Harold Townsend officiating. Burial was in Alamo Cemetery with Ronk Funeral Home in charge. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Elizabeth Richardson; five daughters, Mrs. Marvina Evans, Mrs. Clediar Ballard, Miss Roselind Richardson and Mrs. Sallie Lou Bell, all of Memphis; Mrs. Jewell Jones of Bells; one son, Paul Richardson of Alamo; one brother, L. O. Richardson of Bells; two half brothers, Fred Richardson and T. D. Richardson of Memphis; one sister, Mrs. Lester Young of Gadsden; three half sisters, Miss Sue Richardson and Miss Fay Richardson of Miami, Fla., and Mrs. Robert Meriwether of Jackson and his stepmother, Mrs. Bedia Richardson of Miami, Fla. G. C. Sherrod Died Monday--News reached here Tuesday of the death of Judge Grover Cleveland Sherrod in Washington, D.C. Monday night at 11:30. Burial was in Washington. Mr. Sherrod was a native of Bells and practiced law there until his election as Attorney General of this Judicial Circuit. He served in that capacity for 16 years. He served his town as Mayor for several years and was active in church and civic affairs. Mr. Sherrod was 67 years of age and a member of the Christian Church. He went to Washington a number of years ago to accept a Federal appointment and at the time of his death was connected with the Department of Justice. Surviving are his wife, three daughters and three sisters. The sisters are: Mrs. W. C. Welborne of Memphis, Mrs. John Kanable and Mrs. Willie Caldwell of Van Nuys, Calif. Mrs. Sherrod is a daughter of the late W. J. Elliott, first editor of the Crockett County Sentinel. The Sherrods lived in Humboldt for a number of years. The family has the sympathy of a legion of friends in the old home county and throughout this entire judicial circuit.
Joe Berry Ward Dies of Auto Crash Hurts--Joe Berry Ward, Crockett County farmer, died Monday night at Baird-Brewer Hospital in Dyersburg, victim of an automobile accident Sunday on Highway 78 near Ridgely. He was 42. Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Church of Christ in Ridgely with the minister, Bro. J. E. Williams, officiating. Burial was in Madie Cemetery with J. W. Curry & Son of Dyersburg in charge. His death brought the total of persons fatally injured on the Dyersburg-Tiptonville stretch of Highway 68 to five in 4 months. Relatives attributed the accident to brake failure while Mr. Ward was driving on a curve. He had moved to Alamo from Ridgely less than a year ago. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Ruth Brown Ward; a son, Billy Joe Ward; three daughters, Lois Ward, Mildred Ward and Shirley Ward; his mother, Mrs. Mary Ward of Tiptonville; three brothers, Ulis Ward of Tiptonville, Hershall Ward of Samburg, Tenn., and Berlie Churchwell of Alamo.
Val D. Bridges dies at Tulsa, Oklahoma--Funeral services for Val D. Bridges who died at 4:00 a.m. Thursday at Tulsa, Okla., following a cerebral hemorrhage were held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock from the Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Jackson, with the Rev. Paul Clark, pastor of the Malesus Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in Hollywood Cemetery with Smith Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Bridges was born in Jackson, the son of the late Frank Merrill Bridges and Bertha Inez Dean Bridges. He moved to Oklahoma at the age of seven and to Memphis at the age of 20. He had made his home in Tulsa for the past six years where he was an instrument expert with American Airlines. He was a member of the Tulsa Baptist Church. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Edith Bridges; two sons, David and Danny of Tulsa; his grandmother, Mrs. Callie Wright of Alamo. Pallbearers: Paul Gurley, Charles Forsythe, Thomas Patton, Jr., Marvin and Will McKnight and Webb Allison.
Mrs. Wiley Jones--Mrs. Wiley Jones, 60, died Friday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital after a few days illness. Mrs. Jones was the daughter of the late James S. and Mildred Ann Wesson Meredith and was born in Crockett County. She had lived in Jackson for the past 32 years. Her husband, one son, Owen M. Jones, and two daughters, Mrs. John B. Morgan and Mrs. Jack Smythe, all of Jackson, survive. Her husband is a native of District No. 1, this county. Services for Mrs. Jones were held Sunday at 3:30 at the West Jackson Baptist Church of which she was a member.
Mrs. Florence Boling--Services for Mrs. Florence Lyons Boling who died Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas Moore in Dresden, were held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Baptist Church in Maury City. The Revs. John Lowrance and J. B. Hill officiated, assisted by Revs. J. T. Drace, Cletus Moore and R. E. Black. Burial was in Maury City Cemetery with Friendship Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Boling was the widow of the late H. L. Boling and lived in Maury City until a short time ago. She was 65, and a member of the Baptist Church. She had been ill for the past year. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Moore and Mrs. Charley Carter of Maury City, one sister Mrs. Maud Lyons Boothe of Maury City and two brothers, Jim Lyons of Maury City and John Lyons of Friendship. She leaves many friends who deeply sympathize with the bereaved family.
Mrs. E. E. Jordan-Services for Mrs. Jennie Graham Jordan who died Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. W. Green at Maury City, were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 at Maury City Baptist Church with the Revs. J. B. Hill and J. T. Drace officiating. Burial was in the Graham family cemetery with Ronk Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Jordan was the widow of the late E. E. Jordan, leading farmer and landowner of the Maury City Community who died 19 years ago. She was a member of the Baptist Church and was 85 years of age. She lived the greater part of her life at the home place of her parents south of Maury City and for the past six years had been living with her daughters. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Green, Mrs. Bessie Carter of Paducah, Ky., Mrs. Elmo Randle of Alamo, Mrs. A. E. Mansfield of Memphis and Mrs. Robert H. Argo of Walnut Creek, Calif.; one son, Ervin Jordan of Dyersburg, ten grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Mrs. Jordan had a host of friends who are deeply grieved by her passing
Birthday Dinner--Mrs. James Webster was pleasantly surprised with a birthday dinner Sunday at her home in Tigrett. Those present were M-Sgt. and Mrs. J. M. Agee and son, John Mac of Hopkinsville, Ky., Mr. and Mrs. Horace Agee, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Carman and children, James Harold and Gary Lynn of Friendship, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Isbell and daughter, Emma Joan of Alamo. The table was filled with delicious food and in the center was a beautifully decorated birthday cake, which was baked by her daughter. Mrs. Webster received several nice and useful gifts. Each left late in the afternoon wishing her many more happy birthdays. Others present were Mr. Webster and their son Jimmy.
Scruggs - Moore--Mrs. George Lukenbill of Bells announces the marriage of her daughter Ann Scruggs to Sgt. Bobby Moore, son of Mr. and Mrs. Irl Moore of Bells, at Corinth, Miss., on Friday, October 5th. Mrs. Moore is a student of Bells High School. Sgt. Moore is a graduate of Bells High School and is now with the Army Air Force stationed at San Antonio, Texas.
Brasfield - Carpenter--Mr. and Mrs. Ira Brasfield of Crockett Mills announce the marriage of their son, Sylvester Brasfield to Miss Maggie Lou Carpenter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Carpenter of near Union City on Saturday, the 20th of October. The double ring ceremony was performed by Rev. J. D. May of Jackson in the presence of the parents and a few of their close friends. They will live near the Dixie High School in Obion County where Mr. Brasfield is teaching.
Turner - Williams--Miss Betty Lou Turner became the bride of Mr. Johnny Williams on October 7. Betty Lou is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reams Turner of Alamo. Johnny is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Williams of Fruitvale. Their only attendants were Mr. Williams's sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Haynes.
Miss Ray, Mr. Crowe Say Vows--Miss Lois Ray, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Ray, 2881 Carnes, became the bride of Charles D. Crowe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Crowe of Bells, Tenn., in a beautiful wedding October 9th at Hill Cottage, residence of Mr. and Mrs. Lillard McGee of Raleigh, Tenn. The ceremony was solemnized at 8:00 p.m. with Rev. William M. O'Donnell, Methodist minister, officiating and members of the immediate family attending. Mrs. McGee attended the bride as matron of honor. The bride, a member of The Press-Scimitar editorial staff, was graduated from Messick High School and attended Murray State College at Murray, Ky. She was a member of Kipa Pi, journalism fraternity, the Portfolio Club art fellowship group and Women's Athletic Club. The groom is a flight engineer with the 516th Troop Carrier Wing, Air Force, based at Municipal Airport. He was graduated from Bells High School and served four and a half years in the Air Force, flying 35 combat missions from England to Italy. After his discharge he attended Southern Law University. He was with International Harvester Co. before being recalled to active duty with the Reserves. After a wedding trip to the Gulf Coast, the young couple will live at 1339 Overton Park. (Church and dress descriptions were omitted)
Miss Anne Marie Nash is Bride in Bonicord--The Church of Christ of Bonicord was the scene of a wedding Oct. 7 as Miss Anne Marie Nash became the bride of Billy Joe Neal. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. C. T. Nash and the late Dr. Nash of Bonicord. Mr. Neal is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Neal of Bonicord. Earl Fly of Friendship officiated. The bride was given in marriage by her brother, Max Nash. Mrs. Robert Hartmann, sister of the bride, was matron of honor. Jim Neal, brother of the bridegroom, was best man. Ushers were Leroy Neal and Robert Hartmann. Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hartmann at Dyersburg, Tenn. The couple left for a wedding trip to the Smoky Mountains, Kentucky and Alabama. (Church and dress descriptions were omitted)