News of the Past by C.J. Johnson

100 Years Ago – June 21, 1912 NOXAPATER: We welcome home Mr. Floyd Estes and his new bride. – Mr. Earl Ingram and Miss Ethel Barnes of Plattsburg were visitors in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Claud Mitchell this week.

MARRIAGES: Floyd Estes of Noxapater and Miss Booth Hutchins of Blue Mountain were married this afternoon (June 12) by Rev. W. E. Berry. – Mr. E. R. Haynes and Miss Hellen G. Smith were united in marriage at the circuit clerk’s office Monday afternoon.

From WHITE HALL comes the news that Mr. and Mrs. Jim Horton have a new girl in the home, arrived last Saturday, weighing 12 pounds.

LOUISVILLE: Captain H. J. Gully celebrated his 86th birthday on last Sunday by giving a dinner to a number of friends and relatives. He continues to enjoy excellent health. – Dr. Marion Montgomery has moved his office from the Fulton Drug Store building to the rear of the I. J. Cornwell & Co. store.

DEATHS: From Noxapater, Mr. Barney Ingram who had been sick for some time, died at his home a few miles west of town on last Tuesday. – Mr. Charley Farish, Sr., died after a brief illness at the home of Mr. Walker Stevens, on the night of the 13th. – Mrs. John Pickett, 70, died at her home in southeast Winston May 11th.

75 Years Ago – June 18, 1937 The name of the Louisville theatre has been changed to “The Strand,” and a new electric sign has been erected.

LOUISVILLE: Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Campbell of Greenwood are here on a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Burgis Hopkins and other relatives. – Mr. and Mrs. Homer Addkison of Winona spent Sunday here with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Addkison. – Little Miss Dorothy Scrivener is visiting her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Scrivener in Maben.

NOXAPATER: Mrs. Frank Glenn, Jr. entertained with a party Wednesday June 8, honoring little Nancy Young. Meanwhile, Mrs. Walter Darby entertained Thursday afternoon complimenting Mrs. J. W. Young, who is leaving this week for New Orleans with her family. Mr. Young has been there for some time. – Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Pollard are spending a while with their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Mann and family in Chicago.

This office received three cotton blooms Wednesday, the first blooms of the season. First was W.H. Fulcher from near Rocky Hill; the second one brought in was from Walter Kemp and the third came from Spear Kinard.

DEATHS: Funeral services for Winston native Mrs. Clara Fox Love (Mrs. James Drennan Love) were held in Starkville Monday afternoon.