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 – August 11, 1939
LOUISVILLE: Mrs. H. B. Hall and baby have returned to their

Dothan, Ala. home after a visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. U. A. Foster. – Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Warner had as their guests Sunday, Mrs. Walker of Memphis, Mrs. Arlidge, Misses Cook and McPherson and Tolbert of Philadelphia.
DEATHS: Services for Mrs. Homer (Annie Ruthven) Gregory, 56, were held at the Noxapater Baptist church Sunday, interment in Mt. Carmel cemetery. She died at the family home south of town after an illness following a stroke some time ago. – Services were held for Mrs. C. C. Lewis, 90, from the Baptist church, with burial in the Masonic cemetery. She was Louisville’s oldest citizen, and was active until last April when she fell and broke a hip. A native of Choctaw county, she resided in Louisville 35 years. – Mrs. J. R. Boyles, 81, had been in failing health for several years, but died suddenly of a heart attack at home Wednesday. A native of Forrest county, she made her home here for the past nine years. She was a member of a prominent Mississippi family.
Several children of Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Yarbrough enjoyed a family reunion Sunday, in the home of Dr. and Mrs. E. Lovorn.
NOXAPATER: Taft Burrage, who holds a position at the East Miss. Hospital in Meridian, was at home for the week end. – Mrs. Wood Fulcher of Rocky Hill community was a guest of her sister, Mrs. Thaddeus Woodruff and family last Saturday.
MARRIAGES: Mr. Quinton Addkison and Miss Jennie Lee Woodruff, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Woodruff, were married on August 5th at the home of the officiating minister, Rev. V. C. Curtis.
75 Years Ago – August 18, 1939
DEATHS: The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Glenn, Jr. died Monday afternoon. Interment was in the Methodist cemetery Tuesday morning, following a funeral service held at the home. – Funeral services were held for Mrs. W. A. Gordon, with interment in the Philadelphia cemetery. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. F. L. Jordan of Louisville. – Mr. Robert L. Woodward, 74, born and reared at old New Prospect, died in Kings Daughters Hospital, Greenville, after two operations. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Woodward. – Funeral services for Mr. Sylvester H. Smyth, 84, were held on Tuesday, with burial in Masonic Cemetery. He died at his home two miles south of the city on Sunday, August 13, following a lingering illness. His funeral was held in the Presbyterian church, erected by his father 100 years ago. He died in the same bed in which he was born. – Mrs. R. L. Moore, 68, formerly Mrs. A.M. Kimbrough of Louisville, died at Rush Infirmary, Meridian, August 14, from a lingering illness. Her funeral was held at Poplar Springs Methodist, with interment in Masonic cemetery. Survivors include daughter, Mrs. A. L. Harlan, and son, Rufus Kimbrough, both of Louisville.
NOXAPATER: Miss Odein McBrayer returned home Monday from a visit with her sister, Mrs. Johnnie Rosamond and family at Kilgore, Texas. – Mrs. Victor Barnes is visiting her mother, Mrs. Hollingsworth, near Kosciusko.
On Sunday, August 6th, a family reunion of the C. D. Talbert family was held in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Coy Moore, at the old Talbert place, 10 miles south of Louisville. After a picnic lunch, Kodak pictures were made.
LOUISVILLE: David and Reynold Hudson left Wednesday for New York to attend the World’s Fair. – Dr. E. L. Richardson and Ben Richardson, Billie Richardson and daughter Billie Jean, attended the 95th birthday celebration of their aunt, Mrs. Dulen, in Vaiden, Sunday.
BIRTHS: BOND – Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Loyd are the proud parents of a fine boy, who arrived Thursday, August 10. NOXAPATER – A little daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Lavassle Cockrell on Sunday, August 13th.
WEDDINGS: Mr. Wilson Estes of Noxapater and Miss Ethel White of Jackson were married on July 31st. They will make their home at Whitfield, where they both have good positions. – Mr. Cecil Morris and Miss Geraldine Whitten were married May 6 at Philadelphia.