100 Years Ago – December 27, 1918
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75 Years Ago – December 10, 1943
FRONT PAGE: Johnson and Castle Listed Missing in Action: Mrs. Thelma W. Johnson was informed by the Secretary of War that her husband, William P. Johnson, had been listed as missing since November 6, somewhere in Italy. Mrs. S. W. Pearson was also informed by the Secretary of War that her son, Second Lt. Orville L. Castle had been listed as missing since November 26, somewhere in the European area. Pvt. W. P. (Bo) Johnson is the son of Mrs. J. L. Johnson, and is in the Infantry in the Italian Area. Lt. Orville L. Johnson is a Pilot on a Flying Fortress based in England.
LOAKFOMA: Mrs. Joe Gentry is in the hospital in Louisville, having undergone a throat operation. - Privates Dero and Nero Trice of Camp Haan, Calif. are spending a 15-day furlough with their mother, Mrs. Viola Trice and family.
DEATHS: Mrs. Christopher McCool Hughes, wife of Mr. Arcola Hughes, passed away in the Louisville hospital following a Caesarian operation early Monday morning. Mrs. Hughes, 21, was taken in the prime of her lovely life, spent chiefly in Winston county, where she was born. At the time of her death, she was living with her devoted husband and two sons on North Church Street. Funeral services were held for Mrs. Hughes and the infant Wednesday at Murphy Creek Church with interment in the cemetery. She leaves behind her husband, Arcola, two sons, Arcola, Jr., 5, and John Allen, 2 ½ years old, her mother, Mrs. Minnie Easterwood, a sister, Mrs. Marvin Eskridge, and two brothers, James McCool of Baltimore, Md. and Marvin McCool, serving overseas with the Marines. - Mrs. Annie Lucus Langley, 68, widow of the late Mr. R. P. Langley, died early Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. C. Cockrell, west of the city. She had been in failing health for some time, but death came suddenly. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Methodist church with burial in Masonic cemetery. She was the mother of eight children, four daughters and four sons, who survive her. - Funeral services were held for Mrs. Clara Woodruff Fulton at First Baptist church last Sunday. She had lived her entire life in Winston county and Louisville. She was the daughter of the late Joe Henry and Mattie King Woodruff. She passed away in the Philadelphia Hospital late Friday night following a serious operation. She leaves behind her husband, Clyde Fulton and son, La Monte, three sisters and two brothers. - Mrs. Nancy Garrigues Comfort, 84, of Memphis passed away at her home Nov. 19th. Two daughters and one son survive her. Mrs. J. D. Comfort is also survived by three of her thirteen siblings, all of Louisville, Mr. W. A. Garrigues, Mrs. Fannie Gage, and Mrs. G. W. E. Bennett.
Mr. M. F. Stewart of the Bethsalem community celebrated his 75th birthday at his home. Little Rosemary Thompson celebrated her 7th birthday at the same event. Mr. Stewart was born in the same place where he now lives. At noon, the 92 guests were treated to dinner served cafeteria style. All the guests left wishing many more such happy occasions to the honorees.
LOUISVILLE: Pvt. Bill Giffin leaves tomorrow for Camp Meade, Md. after spending his week’s furlough visiting his father Mr. F. H. Giffin. - Pfc. George A. Sloan of Camp Sibert, Ala. spent his 10-day furlough visiting his mother, Mrs. Cora Sloan, and his sister, Mrs. Woodrow Harris in Bond community.
WEDDINGS: Miss Margaret Young of Noxapater announces the marriage of her sister, Miss Elizabeth Young of Washington, D. C. to Sgt. Burton L. Oaks of Fort Meade, Md. on October 2nd, in the Methodist Church, Alexandria, Virginia.
UNION RIDGE: Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Johnson announce the birth of a fine boy, born on the 29th. They have named him Billie Keith. - Cpl. James Johnson from Camp in Detroit, Mich. is at home on furlough, recuperating from an appendicitis operation.
NOXAPATER: Mrs. Charles Ray Hargroves and little son spent Wednesday visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Callahan. - Lt. W. T. Kemp, Jr. of California is spending his leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Kemp, Sr. - Sonny and Betty Ann Glenn spent the week end visiting in the home of their grandfather, Mr. Hervie Edwards in the Rocky Hill community.