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Mrs. Maggie Coffman and son, John Wesley, accompanied by
Misses Sallie and D. Coffman, spent Friday in Henderson.
Hon. John A. Shelton spent a few days last week in Nashville.
Misses Addie Lee Phillips is visiting in Henderson this week
the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Jean.
A.H. Jopling of Selmer spent Monday night with his daughter,
Mrs. R. G. Stanley and family.
Dr. and Mrs. Glenn Abernathy of Morris Chapel were weekend
visitors with his father, Dr. H. Abernathy, and family.
Miss Fay Jerkins left Monday afternoon for Memphis to attend
the bedside of her cousin, Mrs. Arnold Doss, in Baptist
Miss Mary Frances Abernathy is the guest of relatives in
Memphis this week.
Miss Lula Alexander of Selmer spent Tuesday with her aunt,
Mrs. Millie Williams.
Mrs. Ruth Pyron of Memphis and little daughters, Marie and
Peggy Joyce, spent the weekend with homefolks here. Her
friends, Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Brady of that city, accompanied
her, and were guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Russell
Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Brown of Lexington were Sunday visitors
here with his sisters, Mrs. Grover Gilchrist and Mrs. Ora
Rev. Raymond Council of Union City came Friday to take charge
of the Methodist churches of the Adamsville circuit. He is a
young man of pleasing personality, a good speaker and is
anxious to be helpful to the town and community in all
activities for good.
Members of the Epworth League of Selmer were guests of the
Adamsville League Sunday evening, and presented a helpful and
enjoyable program under the direction of their splendid
leader, Miss Pauline Whittington. A large number were present
to give these young people a welcome.
As Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Doss and their daughter, Miss
Geraldine, of Memphis were enroute to Adamville Sunday, they
were victims of a serious wreck near Bolivar. A young man, Mr.
Moore, from near Selmer attempted to pass a wagon on a
hillside and ran into the Doss car, completely demolishing it,
and probably fatally injuring Mrs. Doss. Arnold and Geraldine
are badly cut and bruised. They were taken back to Memphis
where Mrs. Doss underwent an operation from which she has not
yet regained consciousness. Her mother, Mrs. Minnie Scott, and
sisters, Mrs. Millard Perkins, and Mrs. Henry Crowe, were
called at midnight Sunday night. Mr. Will Doss and wife, Mrs.
Clyde Doss, with Mr. and Mrs. Grady Doss of Atlanta, who were
visiting here, left Monday morning to attend her bedside.
Mr. and Mrs. Buford Rogers, who have been visiting relatives
and friends here for several days, have returned to their home
W.W. Taylor and family of Bethel Springs visited in the home
of Mr. and Mrs. John Tacker one day this week.
Lanie Sanders, wife and baby visited Mrs. Sanders’ sister,
Mrs. Frank Robinson, and attended the ice cream supper at
Masseyville Saturday night.
Mrs. Willie Woods was shopping at Bethel Springs recently.
Maynard Basham and sisters, Misses Mildred and Sarah
Elizabeth, attended the ice cream supper at Masseyville.
A bunch of young people enjoyed making and eating ice cream in
the home of Willie Woods Saturday night.
Herman Robinson spent a night recently in the home of his
sister, Mrs. Maynard Murray.
Mrs. Ovie Young and baby and Miss Artie Mae Robinson were the
guests of Mesdames Gilbert and Loyce Moore Friday afternoon.
Ernest Williams and wife and baby spent Friday night with M/M
Maynard Murray and family and Mrs. Allie Murray and daughter
visited Mrs. Murray’s parents, M/M Billie Wilson, Sunday.
Miss Elsie Tacker was the recent guest of her friend, Miss
Eunice Moore, at Robinson’s Store.
Mr. and Mrs. P.A. Williams and Mr. and Mrs. Buford Rogers
motored to Shiloh and the Savannah bridge recently. They were
accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Williams and baby. A most
delightful time was had by the party.
John Hendrix and family were the Sunday guests of George
Basham and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Baker had as their guests the former’s
parents, sister and brothers from Centerville. This was their
first visit to Mr. Baker since he has been living in this
Mr. John Robinson, wife and son, Loyal, visited Mr. and Mrs.
F.M. Hester, Sunday afternoon.
Messrs. Maynard Basham, Daniel and Howard Moore, Herman
Robinson and J.R. Johnson motored to Mars Hill Sunday
afternoon to the singing.
Misses Elsie Tacker and Jewel B. Chesier were the guests of
Miss Sylvia Robinson Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Willie Woods, Miss Eunice Mae Murry, Mrs. Lono
Wilson and Miss Artie Mae Robison attended the singing at Mars
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cobb had as their guests Sunday, the
latter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Amos Wilson, and Mr. Ellsworth
Smith and wife of Masseyville.
Bledsoe Wilson, wife and children, spent Saturday night and
Sunday with F.M. Hester and family.
We are glad to notice the increase in attendance in our Sunday
School. Come every Sunday you can and bring someone with you.
You will be rewarded and blessed and so will the ones you
bring with you.
John Tacker spent Sunday in the home of Gilbert Moore.
Miss Eunice Hester, who is attending school at Jackson, spent
the weekend with relatives in this community.
We had a splendid children’s band program and Christian
Endeavor Sunday night. Those that had parts rendered them so
well and much interest was manifested.
Next Sunday there will be all day services at this place at 11
o’clock. Rev. Willie Chesier of Bethel Springs will preach.
Then in the afternoon there will be singing which will be
conducted by John Swaim of Selmer and others. All singers are
invited to come. At the noon hour a delicious dinner will be
spread. We hope a large crowd will attend and a welcome is
extended to all. Come, bring someone with you and let us make
it a day to be long remembered by all present.
Mrs. Carlie Cox and baby, Johnnie Marie, were the guests of
her father, J?.L. King, Saturday.
Mrs. L.A. King and Mrs. F?.R. King were visiting Mrs. Lonnie
Borden, Monday afternoon.
Smith Grantham and W. Floyd were pleasant callers in the M.O.
Trimble home Wednesday. On their return they were accompanied
by Mr. and Mrs. M.O. Trimble.
Gould Mullins was the guest of his cousin, Carlie D. Cox,
Mrs. F.R. King is on the sick list this week.
Lonnie Borden and J.O. Cox and son, Carlie, were visiting
friends and relatives near Toone, Thursday night.
Willie Cox and Phillips Mullins were pleasant callers in the
J.O. Cox home Wednesday.
Vernice Taylor was the recent guest of his aunt, Mrs. L.A.
Mrs. J.O. Cox and daughter, Miss Lillie, spent Friday
afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. F.R. King.
Willie and Carlie Cox were visitors to Selmer Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Carlie Cox were the guests of Mrs. Cox’s father,
J.L. King, Tuesday night.
Mr. and Mrs. M.O. Trimble were visiting Mr. and Mrs. L.A. King
one day last week.
Carlie Cox visited E.J. Locke Sunday afternoon.
Neely King of the Sulphur Springs neighborhood spent Sunday
visiting in the home of J.O. Cox.
Hugh Sanders was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. M.O. Trimble
Mr. and Mrs. Carlie Cox and their daughter, Johnnie Marie,
spent Sunday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.O. Cox.
Everybody is busy with their crops.
The hail that came last Thursday badly damaged the gardens.
Mrs. Annie Clayton and cute little daughters, Margeline and
Shirley, spent Saturday night and Sunday with her brother, Mr.
and Mrs. Luther Kirk, near Cypress.
Large crowds from here attended the singing at Oak Grove
Mr. and Mrs. A.T. Carlin and children spent Saturday night and
Sunday with the latter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. F.J. Taylor.
Bill Bizzell of Middleton has come to make his home with his
sister, Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Prince.
Miss Thelma Lacefield and little sisters were in the home of
Mrs. Minnie Nixon Sunday.
Miss Minnie Taylor and Jesse Taylor spent Sunday afternoon in
the home of Miss Ruby Clayton.
Everybody seemed to enjoy the nice sermon preached at Gooch
schoolhouse Sunday night by Bro. McAlister.
Richard Taylor, little son of Mr. and Mrs. V.L. Taylor, who
accidentally fell off a mule and broke his right arm, is
Don’t forget preaching at Shiloh Saturday night and Sunday.
You are welcome to attend.
We are proud to see this pretty weather.
Hail did a great damage to cotton and tomatoes here last week.
Ralph Parmley and family visited his father, J.A. Parmley,
Levi Horton was visiting Alfred King Sunday.
Charlie King made a business trip to Ramer Saturday.
Mrs. Alice King, sons and daughters, Charlie and Alfred,
Ethilda and Zelma Ruth King, spent the weekend with her
brother and sister, Elda Foster and Mrs. Sallie Freeman near
The Misses Ruby Sheffield and Birdie Wilbanks, Odell Moore,
Harney Sipes and Sam Wilbanks from the Otterville community
spent a while in the home of the Misses Idell and Virdie King
F.L. Blankenship and Tom Lawson visited our Sunday school at
its last meeting.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Kirkman visited her parents M/M Ben Goolsby,
in the Oak Grove community a while Sunday.
Allen Foster visited his sister, Mrs. Alice King, Sunday.
Miss Lena Nixon spent the weekend with her sister, Mrs. Zelma
Mr. and Mrs. R.M. Mitchell were among the guests of Mrs.
Mitchell’s father, J.B. Gee, near McNairy, who celebrated his
sixtieth birthday dinner served in the honor of Mr. Gee. There
were a number of friends besides the children and
grandchildren of Mr. Gee. Among these was J.E. Hodges, one of
the leading merchants of McNairy, who was known as the
"big-eater of the day," but this was after he had eaten one
whole chicken and other food in proportion. Mr. Gee has nine
children living and one dead, with all the living being
present at the dinner. There were several grandchildren who
were also present. Mrs. J.B. Gee must also be remembered for
the preparation of the delicious foods. Mr. Mitchell is very
glad that he was lucky enough that he married one of their
Mr. and Mrs. Farlie Drewry of Cordell, Oklahoma, and former
residents here, are spending a two week’s vacation with
friends and relatives here. Mr. Drewry is an employee of a
chain store in Cordell, and has been since leaving here almost
three years ago. Their son, Hugh, is also here, and he plays
baseball with the local team.
Carlos Hendrix and family of near Bethel Springs were guests
in the homes of J.O. and H.J. Hoover Sunday.
Mrs. Cynthia Kendrick who, since the death of her husband, G.W.
Kendrick has been making her home at Corinth, is among her
many friends here this week.
W.R. Phillips and family were the guests of Dr. J.G. Howell
and family at Enville Sunday, friends of Dr. Howell will
regret to learn that he is still not able to walk after a
fall, hurting his knee.
Dr. and Mrs. E.G. Sanders spent Sunday afternoon with his aunt
James O. Elam of Memphis spent a few days with his parents,
W.C. Elam, and wife.
Several from this place went to Mars Hill Sunday to attend the
R.L. Houston and wife made a business trip to Memphis one day
Nellie Lynn Marshall of Memphis returned home Saturday after
spending two weeks with her sister, Ruth.
Boss McCullar and wife were here Sunday, guests of Mrs. Artie
Hurst and boys.
Mrs. Mollie Boshart and Jewell Phillips spent last week with
Mrs. R.A. Phillips at Crump.
Vera Hoover, who for several years has been a teacher in
Memphis came Monday to spend a while with her parents, J.A.
Hoover and wife.
W.W. Horton has been on the sick list for several days with an
attack of malaria.
Dr. H.C. Sanders spent the weekend in Lawton.
Mr. and Mrs. Jno. C. Inman, of the Goodhope community, were
recently visiting their daughter, Mrs. Euthal Clark.
Jim Crabtree and family, Mrs. Mattie Cole, Misses Ella Gillis
and Mattie Sue East motored to Bolivar recently.
Miss Verlyn Wyatt and brother, Lewis, were the guests of their
aunt, Mrs. W.W. Horton, last Saturday night.
Miss Alice Clark was the Sunday guest of Miss Mattie Sue East.
Horry Carman and family of Memphis are visiting relatives
The many friends of Esq. J.P. Sipes will regret to learn that
he is not any better.
A large crowd attended the baseball game here last Saturday
Miss Faye Barnes and Miss Ella Gillis were visiting the
latter’s uncle, W.W. Horton, last Sunday afternoon.
Several attended the Sunbeam Band Sunday evening and a nice
program was rendered under the management of Miss Edna
Mr. and Mrs. B.J. Hawkins were visiting their son, J.C.
Hawkins, last Sunday.
Henry Sipes of Memphis was recently visiting his father, J.P.
Mrs. W. W. Jopling and grandaughter, Virginia Milford, were
visiting Elmer Jopling and wife, Saturday night.
Sunday school at this place every Sunday morning at 9:30
o’clock and prayer meeting Sunday night. You are welcome to
attend each service.
Miss Elizabeth May of Bolivar and Misses Ruth and Minnie Joe
Moore of near here were visitors of Miss Marge Ann Hunter
Miss Lillie Moore and daughter, Minnie Joe, spent Saturday
afternoon with Mrs. Bettie Flatt and two daughters, Ettie and
Miss Bertha Sanders, Messrs. Hubert Moore, John Huston King
and Fred Sanders were visitors of Miss Erby and Dock Smith
Misses Ettie and Dorothy Flatt spent a short while Sunday
afternoon with M/M J.R. Knight.
Mrs. Lilly Moore, and pretty daughter spent a while Friday
afternoon with Mrs. Pearl and Miss Erby Smith.
Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Smith spent a day or two recently with Mr.
and Mrs. S.O. Flatt.
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Roten and sons, Grady Wade and Billie
Bruce, spent Sunday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew
Mr. and Mrs. Aubra Smith spent Sunday with Mrs. Tom Estes.
Mildred Hunter visited Mrs. J.R. Knight Sunday.
Misses Amy Knight, Mildred Hunter and Darothy Hines were the
recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. James R. Knight.
Several from around here attended Decoration at Sulphur
Springs Sunday a week ago.
Leonard Flatt of Milledgeville was the recent guest of his
sister, Mrs. Dee Smith.
Mrs. Zettie King and children recently spent a day with her
mother, Mrs. Jim Goodrum, near Oak Grove.
Personal Mention and Local Happenings
C.L. Majors made a business trip to Jackson Tuesday.
Mrs. Maggie Farris of Purdy was a visitor to Selmer Tuesday.
Rev. and Mrs. Chas. N. Ralston of Purdy were recent visitors
Jim Barnes, a good citizen of Ramer, was a business visitor to
I have some Chinchilla rabbits for sale. Does $1.50 each,
bucks $1.00 each, young rabbits 50 cents each.—Arnold K.
Hockaday, Selmer, Tennessee.
Mansell Kendrick of Clarksdale, Mississippi, spent the first
of the week in Selmer with his father, Dr. R.M. Kendrick.
C.N. McCurdy, the hustling manager of the local Kroger Store,
made a business trip to Whitesville, Monday.
J.T. Nickles, Charlie Graham and Troy Coleman left Sunday
night for Ft. Oglothorpe for a month’s training in a military
Mrs. G.W. McCullar is offering some wonderful bargains at her
store for 33 cents, 66 cents, and 99 cents for Friday,
Saturday and Monday.
Jno. R. Harris, one of Finger’s leading merchants and bankers,
was a business visitor to Selmer Tuesday afternoon.
Thos. B. Collier of Memphis stopped in Selmer Sunday on his
way to Brice’s Cross Roads, the scene of a bloody battle in
the Civil War. His father, Col. W.A. Collier, was in that
Horry S. Carman and family of Memphis are visiting in Selmer
and community. Horry is an old McNairy county boy, the son of
the late John Carman.
Mrs. Bessie Bigger is spending the week at Oxford,
Mississippi, where she is the guest of Mrs. Joe White, Mrs.
White is the sister of Mrs. Bigger’s husband, the late J.H.
Mr. and Mrs. Jno. W. Hamilton and M/M Aubrey English of
Adamsville were recent visitors to Selmer, and Mr. Hamilton
was a pleasant caller at the Independent office.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Huggins and children spent Sunday at Ramer
with his brother, Leo Huggins, who is critically ill at the
home of his sister, Mrs. J.R. Hamm.
M/M Hallie Hamm have been recent visitors to relatives here
and at Ramer. Hallie is the division chief of the highway
patrolmen and has his headquarters at Memphis.
Hon. And Mrs. Larry Hughes of Memphis were in Selmer Monday
enroute to Belleville where their son is in school. Mr. Hughes
is a popular member of the lower House of the Tennessee
Legislature from Shelby.
Mrs. W.C. Moore is recovering from a recent illness.
Dr. and Mrs. W.W. Wallace were visitors here Sunday.
S.L. Fowlkes and Van Wardlow were business visitors here
Mrs. J.H. Ammons has been quite sick at her home on Pharr
avenue. Her condition is reported as improved.
Miss Thelma Cude of Bethel Springs, was the weekend guest of
Miss Verneal Robinson.
Mrs. John J. Abernathy and son, J.R., were visiting here
Sunday, guests of her daughter, Mrs. Troy Smith.
Dr. E.M. Smith is in Chicago, a delegate to the National
R.M. Houston of Guys, Tennessee was a business caller at the
Independent office Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee McDaniel attended the decoration day
exercises at Sulphur Springs Sunday.
Mrs. L.A. King and Mr. and Mrs. Felix King, who live about ten
miles west of Selmer, were shopping in town Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Jewell Lancaster and little daughter, Tommie
Jean, are visiting relatives at Milledgeville this week.
Dr. R.M. Kendrick was able to go to his office Monday and his
presence there was a delight to his many friends. He has been
sick for several weeks.
O.?. Abernathy and little daughter, Lenora Mills, spent Sunday
in Trenton, with his sister, Mrs. J.E. Lett?. Little Rachel
Abernathy has been on a visit there for several days.
W.H. Rankin of Corinth spent Tuesday with friends in Selmer.
Mr. Rankin is a true type of the old Southern gentleman, the
kind that makes one feel better every time you meet them.
Henry Sharp of Corinth was a pleasant visitor to the
Independent Saturday. Mr. Sharp is a son of the late T.J. and
Julia Latta Sharp who were of the oldest and most prominent
families in the south part of the county. Mr. Sharp went to
Corinth in 1901 and is a successful business man there. We are
glad to have him pay us a visit.
Jake Reeder was a recent visitor to Selmer. For many years Mr.
Reeder has been a section foreman for the Mobile & Ohio
railroad and is held in high esteem by both the officials and
employees of the company.
Mrs. E.G. Sanders of Stantonville was a recent visitor to
Selmer Mrs. Sanders is a daughter of our good old friends, M/M
Jim Williams, and was reared in the old Mt. Vernon community.
R.B. Gooch, one of the most popular and efficient undertakers
in the State, was called to Hickory Flat, Mississippi,
Saturday night to take charge of all the funeral arrangements
of Mr. Bolding, a prominent citizen of that place. He had died
suddenly. Mr. Bolding was the father-in-law of Mrs. Lena Gooch
Bolding, who was visiting here at the time.
J.L. Alexander has been on a recent visit to Selmer. He is one
of the oldest merchants of the county but has retired. He
belongs to that old class of business men whose merchandising
experience goes back to the olden times, when conveniences
were few and hardships many. He pursued methods that made him
both popular and prosperous.
Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Cude from Greensboro, North Carolina,
accompanied by their mother, Mrs. Cox, of Hillsboro, NC, were
visiting in the home of Mr. and Mrs. A.P. Robinson last week.
Homer Warren, one of the best known traveling salesmen in this
section, was in Selmer Monday enroute to call on his customers
down in Mississippi. Mr. Warren lives in Savannah and is a
frequent visitor to Selmer.
Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Smith left this week for a visit to Hot
Springs, Arkansas. They were accompanied by their children,
Miss Mary Alice, and Junior and Lowen. They expect to stay at
this famous resort a couple of weeks or more.
Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Green and baby left this week for
Brownsville, where he has been made manager of a Shinault
grocery store. He was in the employ of the same company in
Selmer before going to Brownsville. Aubrey is a good boy and
his many friends in this section wish him success in his new
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. B. Steadman and son, Hunter Moore,
accompanied by Mr. Steadman’s sisters, Miss Jessie Steadman of
Paris and Mrs. Harry Simpson of Jacksonville, Florida, motored
to Pikeville, in East Tennessee and spent the weekend with
their sister, Mrs. Lonas Payne, and family. They came back by
way of Nashville.
Mr. and Mrs. Garfield King and two sweet little daughters,
Marjorie and Roberta, of Corinth, were visiting in the home of
his brother, John King, in east Selmer Tuesday. Garfield was
reared in Selmer. He taught in the rural schools of McNairy
county for several years before going to Corinth a quarter of
a century ago. He has been an employee of the post office
there during all the time he has lived at Corinth. When he
lived here, he was a member of the crack baseball team Selmer
had in those days, and he was one of the best pitchers in the
whole county at that time. We were all glad to welcome him to
our midst again, and hope that he will find time to make his
visits to his old hometown more frequent.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Downing of Mandeyville, Arkansas, are now
residents of McNairy county, having recently moved to the home
of Mrs. Downing’s brother, Bill Lee, two miles out south of
Selmer on the Selmer-Corinth paved highway. Mr. Downing was an
official of the Standard Oil Company for many years, and was
only recently retired.
Dr. and Mrs. E.W. Cocke and son, and Mr. Hugh Williams, were
in Selmer Saturday on their way back home from a long motor
trip. The former visited NewYork City, Philadelphia and
Washington, and Mr. Williams visited his relatives in Raleigh,
North Carolina. They reported a great time. Dr. Cocke attended
the American Medical Association at Philadelphia and delivered
a splendid address at the meeting.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Browder were in Memphis Monday night where
they attended the graduation exercises of the class in
pharmacy at the University of Tennessee. Edward Lee Browder,
their son, was in the graduating class. He was born and reared
in Selmer and was graduated from the Selmer High School three
years ago. Edward Lee is a fine boy, and his many friends
everywhere congratulate him on his recent achievement at the
Rev. and Mrs. G.J. Carman came over from Memphis and spent
Monday with relatives at Bethel Springs and Selmer. Rev.
Carman is one of the strong preachers of the Memphis
Conference of the Methodist church. He is a son of the late
Rev. Billie Carman, one of the pioneer preachers of McNairy
county, and Mrs. Carman is a daughter of the late Lawson
Lockman, one of the county’s most prominent and substantial
citizens in his day.
Sunday is the all-day singing at Mark Hill.
The following visited in the J.N. Robison home Sunday morning.
M/M Bill Burkeens and son, Willie; Mr. and Mrs. Egbert Booker,
and son, Roy; and Mr. and Mrs. L.P. Sharpe and son, Joe.
Mrs. Jim Bishop was the Sunday guest of Mrs. Mary O’Neal.
Miss Mary Nell Lott spent the weekend with her grandparents,
Dr. and Mrs. Eason.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Sharpe and children visited his son,
Lawrence, Saturday night and Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Marlie Moore and son, Ward, visited with Mr. and
Mrs. Guy Burkeens, Sunday.
Miss Mildred Goodwin entertained some young folks Sunday
Dora Barton visited Kathleen Etheridge Sunday.
E. Etheridge spent Sunday with Mars Godwin.
Miss Artie Mae Pickett spent a while Saturday afternoon with
Miss Rosa Black.
Mrs. Ann Messer of Enville is on an extended visit with her
sister, Mrs. Dee Williams.
Jim Bishop visited R.R. Burrow and Mildred Lott Sunday.
Johnnie O’Neal was a caller in the Oscar McCoy home Sunday.
Best wishes to the Independent and its host of readers.
Several from around here attended the clearing off of the
Nethery graveyard Saturday morning.
James King, Arl Jones, Frank Tate and Earl Jones visited Jack
King Sunday morning.
Charlie King spent a while in the home of Marcus Jones
George N. Foster of Cypress was visiting his sister, Mrs.
Alice King, Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Archie Jones are the happy parents of a fine
Several from here attended the Decoration at Sulphur Springs
Mrs. Margaret Foster has returned from a week’s visit in the
Ethelda and Zelma Ruth King spent Sunday with Virginia and
Mr. and Mrs. Burton Lawson were visiting his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J.B. Lawson Sunday.
Bro. DePoyster preached at White Oak Sunday to a large
Houston Meeks and little sons of Corinth visited in the home
of Mrs. Daisy Hamm Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Bishop were here a short time last week. Mr.
Bishop filled his regular appointment at Olive Hill Sunday.
Misses Grace and Willie Greene were shopping in Corinth one
A very delightful affair was the family reunion and dinner at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. B.B. Bass on last Sunday. All of
their children and grandchildren were present, there being
five children and twelve grandchildren. In addition to this, a
number of friends attended, making the total present at the
dinner about 33 persons. This couple enjoyed the occasion
immensely as did all the guests. We have no better citizens
than Mr. and Mrs. Bass.
Mrs. George Houston and daughter, Inez, of Danville, Kentucky,
and Mr. Noah Prince, Mrs. Houston’s father and formerly County
Court Clerk of this county, now living at Greenwood,
Mississippi, are visiting in the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.L.
R.L. Burns and family visited their son, George, in Memphis
recently. John William, a younger son, who has been attending
Tech. High School returned with them.
Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Houston of Selmer spent a day or two with
relatives here recently.
W.E. Sharp and children, Richard and Mildred and Sam Sharp and
Zilpha Hamm went to Memphis one day not long ago and while
there took a short trip through a part of Eastern Arkansas.
They reported a very nice time.
Lots and lots of cotton is being chopped while the sun is
Mrs. Eillie Bullman and beautiful little daughter, Murna,
visited her sister, Mrs. A.B. Davis, near the Dixie Swimming
Mrs. Vandie Patterson and son, James Francis, visited her
mother, Mrs. T.M. Smith, Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Fay Vires and
son, Dewayne, and Mrs. Maggie Hysmith visited there also.
Miss Margie Bullman spent Sunday night and attended the
singing at New Church.
Mrs. Mary Cones visited Mrs. E. Stewart Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. J.H. Pusser and Mrs. T.M. Smith visited Mrs. Francis
Brewer, who is suffering with a broken leg, Tuesday.
Misses Margie Bullman and Dona Smith were the guests of Ada
Chandler Sunday night.
Several from here attended the preaching at Sulphur Springs
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jacobs and family spent the weekend with
his mother, Mrs. S.F. Jacobs.
Mrs. C.W. Waldrop spent Sunday afternoon with Mrs. Grover
We are all glad to know that Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sanders, who
moved from here to Blue Mountain in the spring, have moved
back with us again.
Miss Beatrice Waldrop spent Sunday afternoon with Miss Essie
Mrs. Ellen Vaughn and her daughters, Blanche and Ruby Jean,
spent a while Saturday in the home of Mrs. Daisy Waldrop.
There will be a Childrens’ Day program at Powell’s Chapel, the
fourth Sunday in this month. Come and bring someone with you.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Cofer of Holly Grove spent Sunday with Mr.
and Mrs. George Cofer.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sanders, Mr. and Mrs. John Carlin and Mr.
and Mrs. Walter Thompson spent Saturday night in the home of
A.J. Clampette of near Somerville.
There will be preaching here Saturday night and Sunday and
Sunday night. Everyone is invited to attend.
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Carlin spent the weekend with relatives near
Everybody was more than glad to see the rain that fell here
last Thursday night.
Bro. A.L. Bishop filled his regular appointment here Saturday
and Sunday. A large crowd was present.
Rev. J.G. Gooch was accompanied Bro. Riley Farris to Tulu
Cleo Neal and wife were in the home of his mother last Sunday,
Mrs. Mattie Davis.
Mrs. Elmer Baker was visiting in the home of Mrs. Author Baker
last Sunday afternoon.
I noticed in the paper that Teddy Abernathy had some
experience with poison ivy, but he failed to mention his
Mrs. Velma Roach is spending a few days in the home of her
mother near Corinth.
Mrs. Herbert Putt and Miss Lorena Vanderford, Mr. Ewell
Mitchell and Miss Beulah J. Vanderford, all from Corinth
attended church at Olive Hill Saturday night.
Those in the home of Mrs. R.W. Haynes Sunday were Mrs. Lizzie
Kemp and Mrs. Bettie Dame of Corinth.
G.L. and J.P. Gooch and Irwin Baker went swimming in the big
Turner lake Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Loyce Holland spent Sunday afternoon in the home
of the latter’s parents, W.C. Ellis and wife.
Mrs. Rebecca Garner and Granville McCann were the Sunday night
guests of W.T. Barnes and wife.
Willie Burney and wife are visiting in the Goodhope vicinity
A number of young folks from the Liberty and Rosehill
communities attended prayer meeting at this place Sunday
Robert Croskery returned to Memphis Saturday of last week
where he will re-enter the hospital.
Mrs. Tom Haggerty has been visiting her grandaughter, Mrs.
Musette Hill, last week.
Eubert Plunk was a business caller in this community a day
Mr. and Mrs. Troy Lipford were recent callers in the home of
the latter’s sister, Mrs. Leonard Sheffield.
Mrs. Minnie Wolverton and children were recently visiting
Sherman and Tab Hill were business callers in the Liberty
O.L. Plunk was a recent caller in the home of his sister, Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Hillard Griswell were the Saturday night guests
of S.C. Hill and family.
Miss Helen Combs spent the weekend with her grandfather, Will
Combs, in the Union Grove community.
Mrs. Pearl Lipford was recently calling in the home of Mrs.
Mrs. Ollie Sipes was the Sunday guest of Mrs. Oma Hill.
Tom Garner and family of Purdy were Sunday visitors in the
home of J.A. Hill and family.
Misses Jewel and Opal Plunk were the Saturday night and Sunday
guests of their sister, Mrs. E.C. Holland.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Garner spent Sunday night with the
George Hill returned home Sunday night from Booneville, where
he has been in a revival meeting.
Little Miss Rose Wolverton is spending this week with her
aunt, Mrs. Lena Barnes.
Mrs. May Derryberry and sons, James Benton Derryberry and Joe
Smith, of Bethel Springs, visited Mr. and Mrs. L.G. Huggins
Miss Allene Key has been in Corinth this week, the guest of
Miss Doris Klyce.
Mrs. A.E. Lawson and daughter and son, Miss Lida May and Ray,
of Henderson, were here Sunday to see the former’s brother,
L.G. Huggins, who has been sick for some time.
Mrs. Lou Shelton and daughters, Misses Erin and Christine, and
son, Robert, were here from Memphis last weekend. Mrs. Shelton
and Miss Erin returned home Monday and Robert left for Ft.
Oglethorpe, Georgia, to spend a month in Citizens’ Military
Training Camp. Miss Christine remained for a visit with her
brother, Thetus Shelton and family.
Mr. R.I. Mullins, of Humboldt, is a business visitor this
week. Mr. Mullins, who bought tomatoes here last year, will
handle the crop this season. The crop is earlier than usual
and shipments will likely be made the first of next week.
Mrs. J.R. Hamm and Miss Olivia Hamm were in Jackson Thursday.
Miss Icy Jones of Baldwyn, Illinois, is visiting relatives in
Ramer and vicinity.
Misses Adrine Hendrix and Hessie Johnson, of Jackson, and
Tolbert McCoy, of Gravelhill, visited friends here Sunday
Mr. and Mr D.W. Ramer of Jackson were visiting Mrs. Rosa Hamm
Friday. Junior, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Hamm,
came with them and will visit in the home of his grandmother
for a while.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Hamm and children, Joe and Betty, and Mrs.
W.L. McAlpin, were visitors to Bolivar Sunday afternoon.
Misses Pauline Farris, Durelle Curry and Icie Wicker of
Adamsville, were visiting Mr. and Mrs. Vaughan one afternoon
Miss Merle Key is at home after a visit with Biggersville
relatives, and has as her guest her cousin, Miss Katherine
Dr. and Mrs. Wallace of Bolivar were recent guests in the home
of Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Hamm.
L.C. Key and family of Biggersville, Mississippi, were guests
of Dr. Key and family Sunday.
Mrs. Jim Lambert returned home Sunday afternoon from Memphis,
where she had been at the bedside of her brother, Prof. A.H.
Grantham, at the Baptist hospital. She said the doctors seemed
to think he was better than he had been in two weeks, but is
still in a very critical condition. We all hope Mr. Grantham
will soon be better.
Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Moore, M/M Joe Harris and Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Mitchell Wilson left Tuesday morning for a two weeks’
automobile tour in the north. They will visit Mr. and Mrs.
Wilson Lee, Mrs. Moore’s sister, in Ft. Wayne, Indiana; then
they will go to Detroit, Michigan, where they will visit Mr.
and Mrs. Claud Harris. They will also stop in Chicago and
other cities of interest.
Rev. and Mrs. Carman of Memphis were the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. W.D. Hendrix the first of the week.
Miss Virginia Campbell is spending the week with Mrs. Alice
King of Selmer.
Mr. and Mrs. Will White and daughters spent Saturday and
Sunday in Saulsbury, with Mr. and Mrs. B.O. Weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. Buel Kiser and baby, of Ramer, were here Sunday.
Mr. Kiser preached at the Presbyterian church Sunday night.
Miss Dell Fisackerly of Bolivar spent the weekend with her
Mrs. Mae Derryberry and sons, Joe Smith and James Benton,
spent Monday afternoon at Ramer with Mr. and Mrs. Leo Huggins.
Mrs. Ella Ross Smith, accompanied by Miss Mary Eleanor Ross,
of Jackson, left Friday to visit Mrs. Smith’s sister, Mrs. J.N.
Hawes, of Lincolnton, North Carolina.
Dr. E.M. Smith is in Chicago attending the Republican National
Prof. and Mrs. S.A. Barrix returned Friday from Middle
Tennessee, where they have been in camp attending summer
school. Mr. Barrix reported this as the best school he ever
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Archer spent Sunday with Mrs. Archer’s
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harmon Harris.
Mr. and Mrs. Joel Henry of Jackson were visiting relatives
here Sunday and were accompanied home by Mrs. Henry’s sister,
Mrs. Leona Smith.
Mrs. Roxie Jackson and children and Mrs. Rubye Gee and
daughter, of near Pinson, were called to the bedside of their
mother, Mrs. Mollie Harris, Sunday.
Miss Annie Lee Gray came through here Sunday afternoon enroute
home. She has been staying with her sister, Mrs. P.L. Basinger,
Miss Edna Bell spent Sunday afternoon in the home of Mrs.
Mrs. Nola Bullner and Annie Sullivan were the Sunday afternoon
guests of Mrs. J.L. Boyd.
Misses Jewel Davidson and Wyonna Hooper visited Misses Hazel
and Ozell Smith Sunday.
Messrs. Simp and Horace Plunk were business visitors here a
day last week.
Mrs. Mollie Harris is not any better at this writing.
Miss Alice McNell spent Friday night near Masseyville with her
sister, Mrs. Aldry Ferguson.
Elmo Smith made a business trip to Memphis Sunday.
All the farmers are busy at work and cotton chopping and corn
thinning is the main occupation.
Personal Mention and Local Happenings
Sheriff J.?. Graham was a visitor to Memphis Saturday.
J.M. Crocker of Cypress was here Monday.
W.D. Hogan and Ab Robinson of Gravelhill were here Tuesday.
J. Galbraith, a prominent lawyer of Henderson, was in Selmer
Jewell Lancaster made a business trip to Memphis the first of
Mrs. Edgar Darby of the Pleasant Grove community was a recent
visitor to Selmer
C.L. Majors and W.K. Abernathy attended the funeral of Prof.
A.H. Grantham at Henderson Monday.
Harry Simpson of Jacksonville, Florida, came to attend the
funeral of his brother-in-law, Chas. B. Steadman.
Miss Vera O’Neal is spending a few days here with her aunt,
Mrs. M.E. Lee.
Eber Greer is making up plans for the construction of the
concrete retaining wall on the College campus.
Emmett Kendrick, cashier of the People’s Bank at Stantonville,
was a business visitor here this week.
Mrs. Will Forsythe of the Pleasant Grove community was
shopping in Selmer Saturday.
Mrs. Jude Counce of Savannah is spending a few days with her
niece, Mrs. R.M. Kendrick.
R.B. Gooch and Bowers Tackett made a business trip to
Neely Boatman, one of our many readers in the Sulphur Springs
community, was in Selmer this week.
Herbert Kendrick of Humboldt was in Selmer Sunday enroute to
Corinth to visit his father-in-law, John Horner, who is
critically ill at his home there.
Miss Elizabeth Ammons, the pretty young daughter of M/M Jno.
B. Ammons, of Bethel Springs, spent the weekend here with Miss
Mrs. L.J. Kerr of Millington was here this week visiting her
parents, Judge and Mrs. H.P. Wood. She was accompanied by the
mother of Mr. Kerr, who had been on a visit with them at
J.C. Milstead, a substantial and highly respected citizen of
Ramer, recently visited old friends in Selmer. For many years
Mr. Milstead owned and operated a big mercantile business at
J.H. Ferguson, one of the oldest men in the county, and the
only living ex-Federal soldier in McNairy county, was in town
Tuesday. He is 88 years old, and is enjoying splendid health.
W.S. Combs and son, Hayes, of Snakecreek spent Saturday in
Selmer. Mr. Combs brought a bushel of great big Triumph
potatoes to the Independent office and left them with us for
our use. He is the kind of a farmer who raises nearly
everything for home use and always has some to spare.
Frank Crocker of Cypress was in Selmer the first of the week.
Frank Shelton of Adamsville was a recent visitor to Selmer.
Mrs. Tatum of Memphis is visiting M/M Claude Pirtie this week.
Dr. J.H. Curry of Adamsville was here to attend the funeral of
Chas. B. Steadman last Saturday.
Sheriff Bert Coleman of Corinth was transacting business here
C.N. McCurdy and William Hailey, of the local Kroger Store,
spent Sunday in Memphis.
Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Moore of the old Sandy Flatt community, were
shopping in Selmer Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Boss Hockaday of Oxford creek were shopping in
Selmer one day this week.
Tom Hunter, a prosperous farmer and merchant of the 2nd
district, was in Selmer this week.
L.R. Kirk, who operates a sawmill near Ferguson’s store, was a
recent visitor to Selmer.
Mrs. Victoria Gooch of Michie and Miss Dorothy Lee Lain of
Corinth have been visiting in the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.H.
Latta this week.
Bynum Kemp, the popular and efficient track supervisor of the
M.&O. on this division, was in Selmer this week.
Reed Phillips, the popular rural carrier of Stantonville, was
a liberal patron of our job department this week.
Rev. and Mrs. J.T. Bagby and sons, Steadman and Charles, of
Obion, attended the funeral of Mrs. Bagby’s brother, Chas. B.
Steadman, last Saturday.
Arvie Wooten of the U.S. Engineers’ force at Memphis, has been
on a visit to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.O. Wooten. While
here he took a little fishing trip to Tuscumbia.
Rev. and Mrs. Tony Steadman of Columbus, Kentucky, spent the
weekend here. They came in response to the message which
informed them of the death of his brother, Chas. B. Steadman.
Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Powell of Corinth were visiting her
sister, Mrs. J.N. Lovelace, in west Selmer Sunday. Mrs. Powell
and Mrs. Lovelace are the daughters of the late J.H. Lumpkins
Jack Emmons of Shiloh National Park spent Saturday in Selmer.
For many years Mr. Emmons has been a member and chief of the
Shiloh police force, and he is very popular with the thousands
who visit this historic battlefield every year.
Jake and Rufus Reeder attended a meeting of the employees of
the M.&O. maintainence department held at Jackson Sunday. Jake
is the foreman of the Ramer section and Rufus has charge of
the Selmer section. Both are veteran foreman, and are two of
the most efficient and popular men in that department.