News of the Past by C.J. Johnson

100 Years Ago –May 3, 1912 NOXAPATER: The ladies of the Baptist church will sell their recently made quilt for the benefit of their church on the evening of May 10th, at the home of Dr. T. F. Kilpatrick. – Misses Lutie and Lena McGee of Plattsburg spent last Sunday here as guests of Miss Johnie Boswell. PLATTSBURG: Fishing has been great sport with the men and boys here of late, as it has been too wet to work; most all report good luck. – Mr. and Mrs. U. H Pope have been very sick of late; Mrs. Pope is improving, but Mr. Pope is not much better. DEATHS: Mr. C. E. G. Allen died at his home twelve miles west of town on April 30th, after an illness of several months. ROCKY HILL: The stork visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dillard Fulton on the 30th and left them a fine twelve pound boy. – Planting cotton seems to be the order of the day in this vicinity, with farmers taking advantage of this pretty weather. LOUISVILLE: Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Leon Boswell, on May 2nd, a fine girl. – Mr. and Mrs. Everett Dempsey are rejoicing over the arrival of a fine boy on the 27th. – Mrs. Charlie Townsend and baby spent Monday and Tuesday in Ackerman. Miss Carrie Townsend of Ackerman is visiting her sister, Mrs. Charlie Townsend this week. 75 Years Ago – April 30, 1937 LOUISVILLE: Mrs. L. K. Chambliss of Louisville, Ky., will spend several days here with Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Hull. – Mr. and Mrs. H. B . Thompson visited their sister, Mrs. Sid Harper, in Macon, over the week end. – R. G. Brown was called to Minden, La., Thursday, by the death of his brother. – Mrs. Harry Wood and little son Harry, Jr., of Princess Anne, Md., are here on a visit to Mrs. Ethel Wood and Miss Katherine Woodward. MARRIAGES: Mr. Estol Frazier of Louisville and Miss Margaret Pittman of Estes were married January 20, 1937 in Macon, Miss., at the Baptist parsonage. We understand Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Strong, Sr. have purchased the Foster old antebellum home on South Columbus Avenue and moved there from Jackson, Tenn. this week, returning home. CENTER RIDGE: Some fine fishing weather. The young people of our community went on a fishing trip Tuesday night, and report good luck. – The faculty of Ford school spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Mills. NOXAPATER: Mrs. Hugh Thom of Richton is a guest of her parents, Dr. and Mrs. W. W. Hickman. – Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Hopkins and family attended the funeral of their aunt, Mrs. Jennie Carter at Liberty last Sunday afternoon. – Mr. D. F Luke and Mr. and Mrs. Warren Luke and daughter of Preston visited Mr. J. G. Lampley and family last Sunday. DEATHS: Winston County native William Griffin died at his home in Ackerman last Sunday, after an illness of several months. He was born in Winston county on July 15, 1855. In later years he married Miss Mary A. Porter and quite a number of children were born to this union. He operated large farming interests southwest of Ackerman on the Choctaw-Winston line. When his health failed, he sold his interests and moved to Ackerman. – Anna Kathrine Reives, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Reives, of Shady Gove community died in Starkville Hospital on April 18th, and funeral services and burial were held at Betheden. – Mrs. Cliff Bearden of Bevil Hill died at Starkville Hospital on April 21st, and was buried at Bevil Hill. – The young daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney E. Jones, Mary Anita Jones, was buried at Masonic cemetery on April 26. – Funeral of Mrs. Ellen V. Tabor, widow of W. J. Tabor, was held at Rural Hill on April 27th. She died at her home on April 26. – The remains of Mr. Bunian Smith, who passed away at the Veterans Hospital at Hines, Ill., were brought here Friday noon and carried to Smallwood, his former home community. He had been in ill health for some time, and passed following an operation.