News of the Past

100 Years Ago – June 15, 1917
Pastor R. B. Gunter, of the Baptist church, gathered up a fine Company of Boy Scouts last Monday morning and went on a hike with them to Sulphur Springs, and camped until Wednesday afternoon, returning that afternoon a little foot-sore, but very much benefitted by the experience They all claim to have enjoyed the trip, and appreciate the kindness of Rev. Gunter very much.
LOUISVILLE: We congratulate friend Carlisle Woodward upon the arrival of a bright young lady at his home, borne on the 4th inst. – Dr. and Mrs. W. C. Dempsey were called to Philadelphia Monday by the illness of Mrs. Dempsey’s sister, Mrs. J. D. Townsend. – C. W. Davis and daughters Misses Mary and Nella visited Weir Sunday, being called there by the serious illness of one of Dr. Linch’s sons. – A dry May usually begets a fine crop, but we do not know so much about a dry June, as it looks like this section is going to have also. – Mrs. Slider received a letter yesterday from her son Richard who is in the Georgia Camp, in which he says the boys are getting over the vaccination, and doing fine. He tells about their Flag drills, in which they read flag signs at a distance 500 yards. They must be able to read forty words, or signs, to the minute. Each position indicates a letter, or number, and upon examination the other day there were only four in his Company who made 100 per cent, and Richard was one of them, which is quite complimentary.
NOXAPATER: We are glad to note that the Perry-Frazer Lumber Company have their machinery in operation again after having been burned out a short time ago. –
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Woods returned home Friday from a trip to Kosciusko, Durant and Canton. – The many friends of Miss Bonnie Kate Woodall will be gratified to learn that she is convalescing after a continued illness through several weeks. – Miss Kate Worthy, who has been spending some time at their home on the farm in the Mt. Pleasant vicinity, is at home this week to the delight of her many friends
75 Years Ago – June 12, 1942
NOXAPATER: Miss Beatrice Kerr of Greenwood is here visiting her sister, Mrs. J. H. VanLandingham, who has been ill for some time. We understand she has improved a little. – Mr. and Mrs. Joe Mitchell and baby of Memphis are visiting their mother, Mrs. C. W. Myatt and family. – Mrs. H. M. Barnes left this week for Grand Junction, Tenn. to visit her daughter, Mrs. Lee Pope and family.
DEATHS: Funeral services were held May 26 at Murphy Creek church for Mr. Henry Shaw, 35, with Rev. Kitchens in charge. He passed away May 25. – Miss Luella Prisock died June 6th, at the age of 69. Funeral services were held June 7th at Antioch Baptist church, Rev. W. C. Kitchens conducting the service, with burial in the church cemetery. – Judge John Oscar Bennett, 82, passed away in the early morning of June 9th. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Thrailkill, were held the following day at the Presbyterian Church U. S. with burial in Masonic cemetery. Oscar Bennett was the last member of his generation of one of our oldest pioneer families, his parents being Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Bennett. Survivors include two daughters, three sons, and a host of grandchildren.
LOUISVILLE: Mrs. J. C. Watson was called to New Orleans Thursday by the death of her sister, Mrs. Hodge. – J. P. Griffith of New Albany visited his daughter, Mrs. E. B. Kitchens the past week end. He was accompanied home by his sister-in-law, Mrs. Emma Griffith of Gum Branch. – Miss Thelma Owen returned to Washington Thursday after spending her vacation with her sister, Mrs. C. E. King. – Raymond Ward of Oakley, Miss. spent Sunday with his parents, Rev. and Mrs. J. L. Ward. He was accompanied home by his friends, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis and his girlfriend, Miss Sara Mae Ford. – Mrs. U. A. Foster is back in the hospital this week for an operation.
Under the spreading oaks on the grounds of the home of J. J. Fair of French Camp, three generations of the family of John Fair, Sr. and Margaret E. Love (Ducky) Fair met June 4th for a happy family gathering.
WEDDINGS: Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Hurt announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Elizabeth Hurt, to Mr. Ernest Childs, Jr., son of Mr. Ernest Childs, on May 21st, Rev. W. L. Day officiating. – Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Prisock announce the marriage of their daughter Pauline Prisock to Mr. William Tully Rhodes, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Rhodes. The ceremony was held June 1st at the home of Rev. W. L. Day, with Rev. Day officiating.
BIRTHS: Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Albert Allen, on June 1st, a fine boy. (Mt. Pleasant) – The stork arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bud Cooper in the early morning of June 1st, dropping off a 9 pound 4 ounce baby boy, who has been named Wesley Rylan. (Noxapater)