News of the Past

C.J. Johnson, who has deep genealogical roots to Winston County, provides news from past editions of the Winston County Journal.

75 Years Ago – September 30, 1938

LOUISVILLE: Dan Fox, who has been very sick with poison oak, is convalescing. – Mrs. Clarence Richardson has returned from Fearn Springs where she was called by the illness of her sister, Mrs. Tibbie Whitehead. – Mrs. Tom Dempsey has accepted a position with Richardson Grocery. – Mr. and Mrs. Jack Love have returned from visiting Mr. Love’s people in Aliceville, Ala.

DEATHS: Mrs. Margarette Bennett, 78, died at Mars Hill a few days ago. – Funeral services were held at Old Enon Cemetery at Rocky Hill on Monday, Sept. 26 for Mr. T. J. “Offy” Barnes, 84, who died 4 a.m. Sunday morning at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey D. Hathorn, four miles south of Louisville on Sept. 25th. He was born to D. J. and Elizabeth Knight Barnes in Kemper county on October 11, 1854. He married Roxie Ann Humphries in 1878 and to them were born six children, three of whom [all daughters] survive. His wife died thirty years earlier. He had lived with his daughter, Mrs. Ada Hathorn, for more than twenty years. Two siblings, D. J. Barnes of Philadelphia and Mrs. Hiram Fulton of Waco, Texas survive him. – Mr. C. D. Talbert, 74, died at his home in Rocky Hill Monday after an illness of several months. – Little Aaron Clay Richardson, 2 years, 11 months, and 12 days old, died after a short illness.

NOXAPATER: Dr. and Mrs. Stribling Watkins and daughter Sibyl Claire left Wednesday for Decatur, where the doctor has located his practice. – Miss Geraldine Kemp has matriculated in the East Miss. Jr. College at Decatur.

BIRTHS: Born, to Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Kirk, Jr. of Central, a winsome baby girl, on Sept. 14th. – Mr. and Mrs. Wood Redus of Columbus announce the birth of a baby daughter, September 25, who has been named Carolyn Ann. Mrs. Redus is the former Annie Bell Catledge. – VERNON reported a fine baby girl recently born to Mr. and Mrs. Lee Roy Boydston. – Mr. and Mrs. Prentiss Goodin of JACKSONFIELD are the proud parents of a fine boy born Sept. 26th.

75 Years Ago – October 7, 1938

DEATHS: Mrs. Emma Kirk Chambliss died at Booth, Ala., Monday, Sept. 23. She was the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. A. S. Kirk and was reared and educated in Louisville . More than 50 years ago she married D. S. Chambliss and moved to Alabama. – One of the saddest tragedies in Noxapater’s history happened Friday night when Grady Parks, 22 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Parks, burned to death when the calaboose in which he was confined burned.

LOUISVILLE: R. E. King, Jr. left Saturday for Galveston, Texas where he accepted a position in the auditing department of Piggly Wiggly Corporation. – John K. Majure of Memphis visited his mother, Mrs. Jeffie Majure here the past week end.

MARRIAGES: Mr. Fred Gentry and Miss Jewel Eaves were married Saturday night, September 28, at Mashulaville near the groom’s home. They will make their home with the groom’s parents for a while.

NOXAPTER: Mr. F. W. Fraser left this week for Meridian where he will look after the East Mississippi hospital Poultry department of which Dr. J. S. Hickman is manager and head physician. – Messrs. H. L. Thompson, L. L. Haynes, and T. J. Barnes attended the Miss. State ball game Saturday.

BIRTHS: Mr. and Mrs. Howard Liddell are the proud parents of a sweet baby girl who arrived Sept. 30. They have named her Laura Anne. – NOXAPATER reported three new citizens: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Caperton are rejoicing over the arrival of a daughter on October 4th at Philadelphia hospital; Mr. and Mr. Edwin Coleman are the proud parents of a daughter born October 1st and named her Aline Faye; and Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Holman are receiving congratulations upon the birth of a winsome daughter on Saturday, October 1st, whom they have named Bettie Jean.

FAMILY REUNION: On September 18, a family reunion was held in honor of Rev. T. P. Smith’s 88th birthday. More than three dozen families were present.