25 years ago

Benton County Sheriff Billy Furr Wyatt died at age 51 from cancer. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Bruceton, Masonic Lodge 179 in Camden and the Tennessee Sheriffs Association. 

The Henry County Historical Society elected David Webb president. Other officers were Donna Winchester, Mary Ashley Morris, Joann Bullen and Elwood Maxwell. New board members were W.C. McDaniel, Jaque Claxton and Bobbie Parker. 

A revival was underway at Springhill Baptist Church with a team from Union University leading services. The Rev. Lynn Paschall was pastor. 

An early morning fall of hail here failed to do any significant damage. Mrs. Bill Dortch of Ogburn Street said she heard the hail stones falling after midnight and her husband, Bill, reported seeing pebble-sized hail stones had covered the ground. 

   

50 years ago

Mr. and Mrs. Max George were here visiting Mr. and Mrs. Peyton George of Ogburn Street. The Max Georges had just been married. 

A Harold Huggins staff photo showed 12 lettermen from Henry County High School who had lettered the year before at Grove High. Included were Walt Inman, Neely Owens, Randy Melton, Jeff Parker, Alan Harris, Danny Owens, Jim Cullivan, Earl Anderson, Alf Caldwell, Pat Vogel, Mac Doss and Johnny Taylor. 

A two-point conversion, new in Tennessee football, stunned the first Henry County High School football team in their opening game when McKenzie pulled off a two-pointer to win 8-7. 

 

75 years ago

Mrs. M.H. Scholes of the Rorie Addition was hostess to a potluck luncheon at her home honoring Mrs. W.T. Hathaway, who was moving from the neighborhood. 

The Missionary Society of New Hope Baptist Church met at the church. Mrs. Johnny Finch led a scripture lesson. Others attending were Mmes. B. Vaughn, J.W. Sweeney, Leland Presson, Paul Baucum, Gaylon Marshall, E.O. Wiseman, Leon Faust and Spurgeon Enoch and the Rev. and Mrs. H.D. Lankford. 

The Pot Luck Club met with Martha Brock Akin for the last meeting of the vacation period. Later the group went to a movie.

Members were Mary Belle Currier, Sara Seay, Betty Blake, Betty Alexander, Barbara Bigham. Mary Jean Jobe and Martha Floy Lasater. 

 

100 years ago

Mae Corum, one of the city’s more versatile resident pianists, presented a recital for mothers of her pupils. She rendered compositions by Chopin, Schumann, Schutt and McDowell.

Eight young ladies were guests at a prettily appointed slumber party given by Lavinia Currier at her home on Wood Street.

A dinner of several courses was served. Young gentlemen guests arrived later and enjoyed an ice course under a grape arbor, which was a feature of the Currier home. “Spend the night” guests were Margaret Porter, Winfred Shephard, Lorene Lansdell, Angelyn Freeman, Edith White, Elsa Ezell and Annie Douglas Sweeney.

H.C. McNeill left for Mackinac Island, where he joined Mrs. McNeill and D.D. Dumas who were spending the summer there.

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