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Excerpts from the Tri-County News - Volume 2, No. 46 (Thursday, April 16, 1914)

Mr. Ben JOHNS, an aged and well known citizen, passed away Saturday at his home near town after an illness of several weeks. He is survived by a wife and several children. Deceased was a member of the Baptist church at this place. The remains were interred at Mt. Zion Sunday after funeral services conducted by Rev. H. G. Clift of Maury City.

Some unknown person or persons broke into the grocery of J. E. PRIVETT Tuesday night. They took some soda water, pocket knives and a few other small articles. The guilty parties have not been caught.

B. F. SUDBURY has sold his stock of groceries on the west side of Main Street to Noah LEGGETT. Mr. SUDBURY has been in the grocery business for a number of years and will be missed from his accustomed place. He will probably build a new brick store on South Main Street and re-enter business.

George AGEE, well known citizen of the Floydsville community, died Saturday, aged 46 years. He is survived by a wife and six children. Interment at Floyd's cemetery Sunday. Funeral services conducted by Rev. HARRIS.

Miss Patti CLEMENTS assisted by Mrs. Ira D. PARK entertained the Entrenous Book Club, at the beautiful home of Mrs. PARK last Thursday afternoon. Mrs. STALLINGS from behind a bower of potted ferns, served delicious punch and sandwich. The president being absent the vice president presided over the meeting in a most charming manner. After the business was over rook was indulged in for hour, Mrs. Walter GRAYSON winning highest score, after which a delightful ice cream was served.

Miss Alice EFLAND of Alamo was a visitor here Sunday.

Gus AGEE of Antioch vicinity was a visitor in this office yesterday.

Wm. SAWYERS of Halls has been here this week, assisting at the Farmers & Merchants Bank.

Deputy Sheriff R. V. AGEE carried his wife to Brownsville yesterday for an operation.

Circuit Court Clerk D. B. DODSON is in a very serious condition suffering from gangrene of the foot. We regret to hear of his continued serious illness.

Col. W. F. POSTON of Alamo is attending Supreme Court in Jackson.

Mrs. R. E. PARKER was called to Henderson this week by the illness of her father, R. L. BEAVER.

Miss Winnie AVERY of Crockett Mills was the guest of Miss Gracie THOMPSON Sunday.

W. A. LEMONS and family are visiting in Pine Bluff, Ark., this week.

Mrs. W. W. THOMPSON and little son, Shelby, of Tigrett are visiting her brother, Dr. LEMONS, in Pine Bluff, Ark.

The Oddfellows, Masons, and K. P. lodges have purchased the hall over the Bank of Friendship and are converting it into a lodge room. $1,500 was the price paid, being shared equally by the three lodges. Dr. J. L. POWELL and Dr. J. S. DOWNEY have occupied the hall for sometime. The K. O. T. M., Woodsmen of the World and Rebekahs will also use the hall as a lodge room, it is stated.

Floyd CHANDLER of Jackson spent Saturday night in this city.

Dr. M. E. O'NEAL of Maury City spent Saturday in the city.

Mr. & Mrs. D. A. CRAIG of Dyersburg were Sunday visitors.

Revelle FONES was in Halls Saturday.

Eld. Herbert SUDBURY and sister, Miss Gladys, who are attending school at Henderson, spent Saturday and Sunday with homefolks.

Dr. Will STALLINGS, who is attending school at Memphis, spent Sunday with his family here.

Mr. & Mrs. Stowie Dawson of Dyersburg were Sunday visitors here.

Mrs. Percy MILLER and Miss Carrie MILLER of Bonicord were shopping in town Monday.

Glyn JORDON of Halls was here Sunday.

Mrs. Mollie DEAN and Mrs. W. R. BIGGS were shopping in town Monday.

Mr. & Mrs. A. M. ODLE, Mr. & Mrs. Walter GRAYSON, Miss Alde HALL, Robert LUNSFORD and other Friendship people attended services at Elizabeth Sunday and heard the commencement sermon by Dr. CUNNINGHAM.

Rev. M. H. WHITSON of Martin filled Rev. BARKER's appointment at the Opera House Sunday. He visited his son, Prof. M. E. WHITSON, of the Training School, while here.

P. A. INLOW, contractor of Martin, was here this week figuring on the Methodist Church contract.

Born to Mr. & Mrs. MINTON, near town, a fine boy.

J. W. SUDBURY and W. W. MAXWELL were in Alamo Tuesday.

Miss Olive PEAL of Bonicord was a visitor here Sunday.

Miss Margie O'NEAL is assisting Miss WATSON in the postoffice.

Mrs. Roy COFFMAN is on the sick list this week.

Prof. W. W. BEDWELL is attending the West Tennessee Normal school at Memphis.

Prof. T. W. YOUNG of Elizabeth was a visitor at this office last week.

Mrs. D. T. LEMONS left Sunday for Pine Bluff, Ark., to visit her son, Dr. J. M. LEMONS and family.

L. E. SANDERS is the new City Recorder succeeding Thad HALEY.

Ed EDWARDS of Maury Junction was in town yesterday.

Herman CONYERS of Alamo has been visiting in Jackson.

J. A. SUDBURY was a visitor at our office yesterday.

Clyde MORRIS, B. & N. W. agent at Alamo, was here Sunday.

Wm. CURTIS went to Nashville Tuesday to attend the Republican convention.

Fred YANCEY has returned from Humboldt where he has been for several months.

Mr. DICKSON, a contractor of Lexington, was here this week figuring on the Methodist Church contract.

Rev. C. E. NORMAN returned Monday from East Prairie, Mo., where he has been engaged in a revival meeting.

The trial of J. A. ALFORD, under indictment at Trenton for the killing of Harry COULTER, has been postponed to the August term of court.

Born last week to Mr. & Mrs. Dan AGEE, a fine boy, who wears the name of two of the "greatest living Americans," Leslie Woodward. Here's luck to the young fellow and may he become President and never a newspaper man.

Esq. Tom LOVE, the liveryman, is liable to put off most anykind of rig on you this week and won't get mad if you call him grandpa. It's fine boy born to Mr. & Mrs. John LUCAS Monday - young Mr. Delois Love LUCAS.

Mrs. E. A. ROBERTSON and Mrs. Annie COFFMAN were Dyersburg visitors yesterday.

J. W. SUDBURY sold his fine pair of horses to Sorrell & Hassell, the mill men of Tigrett, receiving $465 for them.

About the livest business in Friendship is a "dead one." Messrs. EVANS & LASSITER have in their new brick building on Depot Street, the nicest line of funeral supplies to be found anywhere outside the cities. They have in stock the finest caskets and coffins.

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