New of the Past by C.J. Johnson

75 Years Ago – October 1, 1937 DEATHS: Mr. M. C. Gage, last member of one of the oldest families in the county, died at the home of his niece, Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Woodruff, 4 miles south of the city on Tuesday, September 28, 1912. “Uncle Dick” as he was known would have turned 84 in November. The son of Mat Gage, he was the last of a large and prominent family. He was born, reared, and lived in the same community, 4 miles south of town. – Mrs. D. O’Guynn died about noon on Thursday, September 30, at the home of her daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Sherrill Fox, on South Church Street. Originally from southwest Mississippi, Mrs. O’Guynn had been living with her daughter for a number of years. She had been in failing health for some time.

LOUISVILLE: Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Van Finkly, a fine girl on September 23. – Mrs. L. L. Alford and son of Winona spent several days here last week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. A. McCreary. – Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Bain and daughter, Mrs. Hodge and son, and Miss Elizabeth Bruner left Sunday for Mobile, where they will reside in the future. Mrs. Hodge will return next week where she will resume her sewing at Mrs. Duck’s Shoppe. – Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Lemmon and children spent the week end in Brookhaven with Mrs. J. E. Barren.

On Sunday, September 12, the home of Mrs. J. F. Sennett was the scene of a very happy occasion when Mrs. C. C. Higginbotham and Mrs. J. F. Sennett together with a number of relatives, celebrated their birthdays. It was also the birthday of several of their children and grandchildren. The centerpiece of the huge table was the birthday cake of Mrs. Higginbotham, covered with 69 candles in rainbow colors. Mrs. Higginbotham and Mrs. Sennett are the oldest and youngest children of the late Fulton M. Lee, and this was the first time the two sisters had celebrated their birthdays together in more than forty years.

NOXAPATER: Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Hemphill and children of Williamsville, and Miss Gladys Weaver, a faculty member of the school system where Mr. Hemphill is Superintendent, spent the week end here visiting the formers’ parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Carter. – Mr. and Mrs. Rupert Glenn of Corinth sent a few days here last week with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Glenn and Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Webb. – Mrs. Flurry and daughter Eva, after an extended visit with her daughter, Mrs. Clyde Cunningham and family, left Wednesday for their home at Wiggins.

MARRIAGES: Mr. Harold Anders and Miss Grace Barnes were married at the Baptist church in Ackerman on September 25th, Rev. Smith officiating.