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THE HENNING PROGRESS, FRIDAY
LAUDERDALE  COUNTY, TN      JANUARY ??,1928
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--DEATH--Captain W.H.FOSTER,81,who wore the gray with the boys from 1861
to 1865, died at his home in Corpus Christie, Texas, early Monday morning, according to
information which reached Ripley and Lauderdale County relatives of the deceased
Monday evening.  Captain FOSTER, who was a citizen of Ripley up until 10 years ago, at
which time he went to Texas, was widely known throughout the state, and he
was a familiar figure at many a reunion of the Boys In Gray.  The deceased was survived
by his widow and two daughters; Mrs. George NEWGENT and Mrs. A. F. MILEY, both of Corpus Christie.
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THE HENNING PROGRESS  FRIDAY
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, TN           FEBRUARY 24,1928
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--HENNING NOTES--Mrs. Laura LANKFORD has returned from Blytheville, Ark., and
Memphis, where she has spent sometime at the bedside of her brother, J. R.
CROOK, who underwent an operation at the Baptist Hospital sometime ago.
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THE HENNING PROGRESS,  FRIDAY
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, TN              MARCH 2,1928
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--DEATH--Dr. J. R. CRUTCHER, 70, well known Henning physician, died Monday
afternoon at the Schofield Barracks, Honolula, where he was visiting his
son, Major J. F. CRUTCHER (long column of praise, no genealogical facts).  Dr.CRUTCHER is survived by his wife, son, two daughters, brothers; R. H. & Walter CRUTCHER, both of
Clarksdale, Miss., and one sister, Mrs. Mary RANEY, of Albany, Ala.
--VERDICT OF NOT GUILTY--John D. McLEOD, well-known Ripley businessman, charged with arson in connection with the burning of the People's Store on the night of August 31st last, was declared to be an innocent man by twelve representative citizens of Lauderdale County, according to the verdict rendered by this body of men as jurors last Saturday afternoon.  The decision brought to a close one of the most dramatic cases ever tried in this county.  None of the State's 40-odd witnesses had seen Mr. McLEOD about the building at an hour near the time the fire occured. 

--GLIMP NOTES--Mrs. J. W. WILSON and son, Sam, were called to Memphis Monday
because of the illness of Mr. Jessie RAY.
  Mr. Clayton CROOK was called to Blytheville, Ark., one day last week by the illness of his
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THE HENNING PROGRESS                                                        FRIDAY
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, TN        MARCH 9, 1928
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--DEATH--The remains of Dr. J. R. CRUTCHER, who died of pneumonia while on
a visit to his son in Honolulu on February 26th, will be returned to the United
States and will be interred in Elmwood Cemetery in Memphis on or about March 18th.
--DEATH--Mrs. Osey W. SILLS,25,daughter of the W. C. IRVINS, who was a
former resident of Henning, died at her home 10 miles east of Brownsville, after
an illness of four months, Wednesday morning, February 29th, 1928.  The deceased professed faith in Christ when she was only 13 years old.  She was baptized in the old Henning
Baptist Church, at which place her membership remained until she left Lauderdale County.  She
was married to Fred SILLS, of Brownsville, March 11th, 1922, and it was the following
summer she moved her membership to Woodlawn Baptist Church in Brownsville.  Those who
are left to  mourn her death are her husband, daughter, father and mother, three
sisters and five brothers.  The active pallbearers were three of her brothers; George, W. B. and Manson IRVIN, and her three brothers-in-law, Ed, Ab and Jack SILLS.  Funeral
services were in Henning Baptist Church, burial in Poplar Grove Cemetery.
--In Card Of Thanks, the following were named: Fred SILLS, husband; Lena
Mai SILLS, daughter; Mr.& Mrs. J. W. C. IRVIN, parents; Mrs.W. E. BYRD, Mrs. Tommie
WADE, and Miss Maudie IRVIN, sisters; W. B., George, Robert, Manson and
Claudie IRVIN, brothers.
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THE HENNING PROGRESS                                                          FRIDAY
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, TN       MARCH 30, 1928
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--COPPER SPRINGS NOTES--Master James R. DUNAVANT spent Sunday at Glimp
with his grandparents.
  Mr.& Mrs. Guy DUNAVANT, of Glimp, spent Sunday afternoon with his brother, Raymond DUNAVANT.
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THE HENNING PROGRESS                                             FRIDAY
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, TN        APRIL 6,1928
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--KILLING--As a result of a family row, said to have caused by Walter TAYLOR beating
his wife, the sister of Louis YOUNG, TAYLOR was killed and YOUNG is at liberty under
bond fixed at $1000, by Mayor H. B. MOORER, of Henning.  The murder was committed in
the home of Ben YOUNG, of Henning.  Reports show that TAYLOR's wife left him a few
days before the fatal shooting took place and took refuge in the home of her father.
TAYLOR, learning her whereabouts, followed her and was in the act of beating her for
leaving him when he was confronted by the woman's brother.  It is said that angry words
were passed between the men just previous to the murder.  All facts of the case were not
brought out in the preliminary hearing before Mayor MOORER Tuesday.  The defense is
being handled by B.S. SANFORD, Henning attorney.
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THE HENNING PROGRESS     FRIDAY
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, TN    APRIL 13, 1928
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--NEGRO DROPS DEAD--Jesse CHANDLER,49,sharecropper,who works with Dug
TOWNSEND, another negro, whose land is located in the vicinity of Lightfoot, dropped
dead in the store of W. F. GARNER, about noon Tuesday.  Dr. J. L. DUNAVANT, who
arrived just at the time the negro was drawing his dying breath, and who was unable to
save him, attributed his death to a hemorrage of the throat.
--DEATH CALLS MRS. JOHN WHITFIELD--After an illness of about 2 years
duration, Mrs. John WHITFIELD, wife of Mr. Whitfield, local painter, was called by death
last Thursday afternoon at her home, where she has been confined since she first became
ill.  Funeral services for the deceased were held from the family residence Friday
afternoon, with the Rev. C. C. NEWBILL officiating.  The remains of the deceased was laid
to rest at Bethlehem Cemetery. (paragraph of praise).  She is survived by her husband; one
daughter, Mrs. Charles HUSTON, of near Searcy, Ark.; two brothers, John and Frank
LEWIS; and two sisters, Mrs. J. B. COKER and Mrs. HAMBY.
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THE HENNING PROGRESS        FRIDAY
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, TN         APRIL 20, 1928
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--MRS. HARRISON IS CALLED BY DEATH--Mrs. Walter HARRISON, about 60, wife
of W.W. HARRISON, one of the best known farmers of Lauderdale County, died at her
home in Glimp on Tuesday morning about 9:30 of a stroke of paralysis.  The deceased had
been ill but a short time before her death. (paragraph of praise).  She is survived by her
husband; one son, W. I. ROSS, of Ripley; her mother, Mrs. Jane CROOK; two sisters, Mrs. W. I. KENNEDY, of St. Louis and Miss Lula CROOK, of Glimp; and one brother, Mr. Dixie CROOK, of  Glimp.
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THE HENNING PROGRESS                 FRIDAY
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, TN      APRIL 27, 1928
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--PLEASANT HILL NOTES--Genine, the infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John
MOORE, was found dead in bed Wednesday morning.  The remains were laid to
rest in the Bethlehem Cemetery Wednesday afternoon.
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THE HENNING PROGRESS                               FRIDAY
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, TN                 MAY 4, 1928
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--VALLEY OF DEATH HAS BECKONED TO MRS. R. H. LIPSCOMB--Mrs.Sallie
TAIT LIPSCOMB, widow of R. H. LIPSCOMB, who was for several years connected
to the Bank of Henning, and who until 1914, made his home here; died of pneumonia at the
Baptist Hospital in Memphis Saturday night at 10:30.The remains of the deceased were
sent to Como, Miss., where burial took place. (her home before her marriage).  She is
survived by her husband; five children, Carolyn, Sallie Tait, Robert, Jr., Walter Taylor, and
Wheeler McGehee LIPSCOMB; and her mother, Mrs. W. M. TAIT, all of Como.
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THE HENNING PROGRESS                                                          FRIDAY
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, TN                MAY 11, 1928
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--LIGHTFOOT NOTES--Herman RHODES spent Sunday in this community.
  Miss Wardner Meter spent Saturday night with Miss Quintu BRIGGS at Luckett.
  Mr.& Mrs. E. S. METER entertained the young people Saturday night with a party.
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THE HENNING PROGRESS                         FRIDAY
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, TN                MAY 25, 1928
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--BROTHERS ANSWER THE CALL OF THE GRIM REAPER--Death, the grim
reaper, stalked through the homes of two brothers Sunday and Monday mornings and
issued his call to both of them.  On Sunday morning at 9:30, he beckoned to 
J. H. CROOK, aged 56, and on Monday morning, at the same hour, he called W. F.
CROOK, aged 52.   J. H. CROOK was employed by the Ripley Box and Basket
Company, just previous to his illness, which seized him about two weeks ago.  He was first ill
with typhoid fever, and later developed double pneumonia.  Mr. CROOK, like his
brother, who answered the call of death a day later, was a splendid citizen and a popular
one.  Wherever he was known, he was liked and the officials of the concern for whom he
worked recognized him as a faithful and honest workman.  He leaves to mourn him in
death, a loving wife; four children; several brothers and sisters and a host of friends.
  W.F. CROOK was employed by J. T. MANN in his store located at Glimp, where he had
been Mr. MANN's right hand man for the past two years.  About 10 days ago, Mr. CROOK
was seized with double pneumonia, which proved to be fatal.  Mr. CROOK is survived by his
wife; six children; and a number of brothers and sisters.
  Funeral services for J. H. CROOK were conducted Monday morning, interment took
place at Poplar Grove Cemetery. Funeral services for W.F. CROOK were conducted at his
home.  He was also laid to rest in Poplar Grove Cemetery.
--GLIMP LOCALS--Mr.& Mrs. REED, of Memphis, were called here to attend the
bedside of Mrs. REED's brother, W. F. CROOK, who died here Sunday morning.
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THE HENNING PROGRESS                     FRIDAY
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, TN                    MAY 31, 1928
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--FARMER IS SLAIN IN PISTOL FIGHT--RIPLEY, TENN.-George RICHARDSON,
22, farmer of near here, (Golddust), is dead and Jap HENDERSON, a neighbor, is held in
county jail on a charge of murder, following a free for all fight on the Mississippi River, 16
miles west of here, late Sunday. According to reports received here, HENDERSON and
Jim SCOTT, another farmer, engaged in a fight after the former had accused SCOTT of
mistreating his wife.  SCOTT was knocked down by HENDERSON, and his son, George, called upon bystanders to stop the fight. RICHARDSON, a witness, is said to
have pulled a gun and ordered HENDERSON to cease the battle.  HENDERSON
left the scene and returned a few moments later with a revolver, according to
reports, HENDERSON, hiding behind a tree, is said to have opened fire on
RICHARDSON. RICHARDSON was wounded above the heart, but returned
HENDERSON's fire after falling to the ground.  RICHARDSON died an hour
later.  HENDERSON came to Ripley and surrendered to officiers.  He will be given a
preliminary hearing Friday, June 1st, on a charge of murder.
--GLIMP NOTES--Solon CROOK, who was called here last Monday by his
father's death, has returned to Fort Benning, Ga.
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THE HENNING PROGRESS                FRIDAY
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, TN                JUNE 21, 1928
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--HENNING MOURNS THE PASSING OF BELOVED CITIZEN--Uncle Peter
LANKFORD, aged 90; a veteran of the Civil War and a pioneer settler of Lauderdale
County, died Tuesday morning at 12:30 a.m., at the home of his daughter, Mrs. M. A. LLOYD, with whom he had made his home for the past several years.  Uncle Pete as he was affectionately known to everyone in this section, became ill about 10 days ago, but it was not known until the first part of this week that his condition was serious, although a trained nurse had been at his bedside constantly since he first became ill.  Uncle Peter was born in Haywood County in the year 1838, on April 16th.  He moved to Lauderdale County while he was still in his teens, and has been a prominent citizen here ever since.  He served his beloved Southland during the Civil War under Gen. Nathan B. FORREST.  After the war was over, he returned to his home and has been active in its progress ever since.  Wherever Uncle Peter was known, he was loved.  Lauderdale County has never had a truer son than he.  He was honorable, upright, straightforward, sincere and loyal.  He was a gentleman and a scholar.  He was a son of the old South.  Uncle Peter was a Christian and a friend to man.  On April 16th, last, he celebrated his 90th birthday at which time his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren gathered around him, and made the day the happiest of his life according to his own statement.  A picture was taken that day of him with his daughter, Mrs. J. R. LEWIS; his granddaughter, Mrs. Fred PIPKIN; and his great-grandson, Bob Reed PIPKIN.  He is survived by five daughters: Mrs. J. R. LEWIS, Mrs. Lee BURKS, Mrs. M. A. LLOYD, Mrs. W. A. FIELDS, all of Henning; and Mrs. A. L. DOURGHTY, of Gainsville, Fla.  Funeral services took place at the M. A. LLOYD home Wednesday morning.  Interment in Poplar Grove Cemetery.  Honorary pallbearers were: Gen. E. R. OLDHAM, Hon. W. R. MILLER, Dr. H. W. SANFORD, D. W. BRANDON,
A. H. CROOK,  H. D. FOLTS, S. M. ROY,  William TUCKER, Jr., John FITZPATRICK,
Thomas STEELE, Sr., R. B. LIPSCOMB, Guilford HUTCHESON, Hiram KELLER, and
Dr. J. L. DUNAVANT.   The active pallbearers were: Lankford FIELDS, Robert
LEWIS, Fred PIPKIN, Harmon BURKS, Albert Henry CROOK, Allen FISHER, Robert
GIFT, and J. J. COMPTON.
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THE HENNING PROGRESS                THURSDAY
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, TN            JUNE 21, 1928
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--FIVE NEGROES ARRESTED ON CHARGES OF ROBBING STORES IN TIPTON
AND LAUDERDALE COUNTIES--A gang of negro robbers was arrested and placed
in jail on charges of larceny as the final climax of some detective work done by police in
Lauderdale and Tipton Counties. Irving RICHARDS, alias "Fast Black" was the first
arrested and gave information on the others of the gang.  The other four; Mose HOWELL,
J. C. HALLIBURTON, Blutchie BOND and Will BALDWIN were arrested Thursday
night, except HALLIBURTON, who was arrested here Saturday afternoon.  Deputy
PASCAL stated activities of the robbers dated back as far as February 1927.
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THE HENNING PROGRESS            THURSDAY
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, TN        JUNE 27, 1928
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--LIGHTFOOT LOCALS--James KIESTLER spent Sunday night with his sister, Mrs. J. H. McPERSON.
  The H. S. PRICEs' and little son, Valter, of Ripley, spent Sunday with parents, the George
KEISTLERs'.
--PLEASANT HILL LOCALS--
 Mr.& Mrs. G. F. AVERY and children, of Covinging, spent the weekend with her father,
R. W. GATLIN.
  Mrs. W. B. IRVIN was called to the bedside of her brother, Charlie STEVENS, who was
operated on for appendicitis.
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THE HENNING PROGRESS            THURSDAY
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, TN        JULY 5, 1928
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--PLEASANT HILL LOCALS--Mr. Jim GIVEN was called here to attend the funeral
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THE HENNING PROGRESS            THURSDAY
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, TN        JULY 19, 1928
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--DEATH BECKONS TO E. H. TURNER--E. H. TURNER,who has for four years been a
familiar figure on Rt.#2,where he was mail carrier, died of a stroke of paralysis Tuesday
morning about 11 o'clock at his home a few miles southwest of Henning.  He was first
seized with paralysis about three months ago, and it looked for awhile that he might
recover, but Monday night the stroke which caused his death struck him and his loved ones
and his many friends feared that it would prove fatal.  He had lived in Henning all his life.
  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. P. L. RAMSEY, pastor of Henning Baptist
Church.  Interment took place at Bethlehem Cemetery.  He is survived by his wife; six sons,
F.A., Floyd, E.W., Hall, Gale, and Malcolm TURNER; two sisters, Mrs. T. A. DRUMWRIGHT, of Henning, and Mrs. WILLIAMS, of DeWitt, Ark.; one
brother, Charles TURNER, also of DeWitt.
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THE HENNING PROGRESS            THURSDAY
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, TN        AUGUST 23, 1923
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--NEGRO FORGER IS JAILED--forging the name of N. M. JOHNSON's to three
checks, of $5.00 each caused Ira ANDERSON, negro farmer living on M. A. LLOYD's
farm, to loose his liberty Saturday afternoon at which time he was apprehended by Officer 
GRAVES after one of the worthless checks had been accepted at the Cash & Carry Co.
--MACK LOCALS--Mr.& Mrs. William HUTCHERSON left Tuesday for a trip to the
mountains.
--HENNING LOCALS--The W. C. HAYNES, and daughter have returned home after
being called to Ridgley by the illness and death of Mr. K. M. WALKER.
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THE HENNING PROGRESS            THURSDAY
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, TN         AUGUST 30, 1928
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--FORMER HENNING BOY SUCCUMBS IN ASHVILLE, N.C.--Carmack
WADSWORTH, 22, son of the W. C. WADSWORTHs' who was well-known and popular
throughout Lauderdale County, and who had for the past two years made his home in
Ashville, NC, died Tuesday evening after a lingering illness of several months duration.  The
deceased was brought to Lauderdale County Wednesday morning and interred in
Bethlehem Cemetery.  Other than parents, he is survived by one sister, Nettie
WADSWORTH and one brother, Walter WADSWORTH.
--PLEASANT HILL NOTES--Mrs. Alma PUGH, wife of Ed PUGH, who had been
suffering for several weeks with typhoid fever, died at her home Wednesday night at 8
o'clock.  Services were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock.  The remains were laid to rest
in Bethlehem Cemetery.  She leaves to mourn her passing her husband; four children; her
father; two brothers; and a host of friends and relatives.
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THE HENNING PROGRESS                                          THURSDAY
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, TN            SEPTEMBER 13,1928
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--LUCKETT LOCALS--Miss Katie NELSON, of Golddust, spent Monday night and
Tuesday with Miss Essie KIESTLER at Lightfoot.
  Mrs. R. L. BALDERSON died at her home at Luckett Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m.  The
funeral services were conducted at Poplar Grove Cemetery by Rev. W. O. NEVIL, Monday
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THE HENNING PROGRESS            THURSDAY
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, TN        SEPTEMBER 20, 1928
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--HENNING MOURNS THE PASSING OF W.M.CRUTCHER--W. M. CRUTCHER, 76, one of the foremost citizens of Henning and of Lauderdale County, answered the call of death Sunday morning at 9:10 o'clock at the Peter CLARK home near Henning, where he had been confined to his bed for several months.  Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the family burial ground with Rev. P. L. RAMSEY, pastor of the Henning Baptist Church officiating.  (long list of praise)  The deceased is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lanfford FIELDS, of Henning and Mrs. H. M. HAMER, of Memphis; and one son, Peter CRUTCHER, of Memphis.
--GOLDDUST NOTES--Miss Katie NELSON has returned to her home after two weeks
visit with her aunt, Mrs. H. B. Mcgarrity.
  Mr.& Mrs. Elma McCOY, Tom McCOY, of Halls, visited in the W. M. NELSON home
Saturday afternoon.
  Charlie COX spent the weekend with relatives in Ripley.
  Little Violet NELSON has been on the sick list for the past several days.
  Mr.& Mrs. H. B. McGARRITY and Mrs. Clarence MITCHELL of Luckett and Miss
Essie KIESTLER, of Lightfoot, visited in the W. M. NELSON home Sunday afternoon.
--LUCKETT NEWS--Mrs. H. B. McGARRITY and daughter were in Ripley Saturday
afternoon.
  Glenn MITCHELL and Isiah WEBB spent a few days down on Rhonie Pond fishing.
  Clarence MITCHELL is spending the weekend with his father, D. M. MITCHELL, of the
Mounds.
  Jim WEBB made a business trip to Henning and Ripley Saturday.
  Miss Essie KIESTLER spent Tuesday night and Wednesday with Miss Katie NELSON
in the H. B. McGARRITY home.
  Miss Essie KIESTLER, Miss Katie NELSON and Mrs. Clarence MITCHELL, were
in Glimp Wednesday on business.
  Clarence MITCHELL spent Wednesday night and Thursday in the G. W. KIESTLER
home at Lightfoot.
  Mrs. A. J. WEBB has returned home after a few days visit with her sister at Asbury.
  Mrs. Clarence MITCHELL, of Luckett, and Miss Essie KIESTLER made a business trip
to Ripley Friday.
--LIGHTFOOT NOTES--Miss Essie KIESTLER spent Sunday afternoon with Misses
Katie and Emily NELSON at Golddust.
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THE HENNING PROGRESS            THURSDAY
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, TN        SEPTEMBER 27, 1928
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--CALL OF DEATH IS ANSWERED BY HIRAM W. KELLER--The thinning ranks of
the Confederate veterans lost another valiant soldier Thursday morning, when Hiram
Washington KELLER, 93, Lauderdale County's oldest citizen, answered the sad
call of death and went to join many of his comrades of bygone years on the
shores of that beautiful river that flows by the throne of God. Mr. KELLER had been ill
for several months, and for two weeks previous to his passing there had been a race, a
race between two powers, two lovers, Life and Death.  On Wednesday night, Life dropped a
little behind, and Thursday morning the veteran's last battle was fought.  He died
at the home of Mr. & Mrs. D. J. CURRIE, with whom he had made his home for several
years. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Rev. C. C. NEWBILL, pastor of Henning Methodist Church officiating.  Burial took place at Bethlehem Cemetery, with
R. S. MALEY, funeral director, in charge.
  Mr. KELLER was born December 14th,1835.  He was a devout Christian gentleman, having united with the Methodist early in life.  Not only  was Mr. KELLER a good citizen, he was a good soldier.  When the boys in Gray fell into to protect their beloved homeland, he was one of the very first to shoulder arms.  Throughout the dread drama of almost five years duration, he fought for his Dixie, his sunny Southland.  He made a good soldier, and when the great battle was lost, he began again, and together with the fallen South, he came back.  Just as he was a soldier for the South from 1861 to 1865,he was a soldier for the Cross for the rest of his life.  No truer leader has religion ever had than that Christian soldier for whom Taps were sounded Thursday morning.
  Mr. KELLER is survived by five children, Mrs. George MILLER, Mrs. D. J. CURRIE, and
H. F. KELLER, all of Henning; Mrs. C. A. TURNER, of Dyersburg; and R. H. KELLER, of
Stewart, Mississippi.
--GOLDDUST NOTES--Mr. William NELSON made a business trip to Ripley
Wednesday afternoon.
  Mr. John YOCHUM was in Ripley on business on Wednesday.
  Misses Katie and Emily NELSON went on a fishing trip to Roney Pond one day last
week.
  Jap HENDERSON was in Ripley on business Wednesday morning.
--NEW HOPE NEWS--Mr.& Mrs. Hiram WEAVER and children from Craig, spent the
weekend with her parents, Mr.& Mrs. F. E. BECTON.
--ORDER OF PUBLICATION; TO HAROLD RAY--Grover METER vs Harold RAY ,et
al; In the County Court at Ripley, Tenn., In this cause, it appearing to me from the bill filed
herein which is sworn to that the defendant, Harold RAY, non-resident of the State of
Tennessee, and a resident of the State of Arkansas, (and so on)
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THE HENNING PROGRESS                                                      THURSDAY
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, TN            OCTOBER 4, 1928
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--LIGHTFOOT NEWS--Mr.& Mrs. C. W. WOODARD and family spent Sunday at
Golddust with their aunt, Mrs. Mattye FITZGERALD.
--GOLDDUST NEWS--Dee Yockum was in Ripley on business Wednesday morning.
  W. M. NELSON made a business trip to Ashport Wednesday afternoon.
  W. M. NELSON was in Ashport Friday morning.
 Robert METER was in Ashport Saturday afternoon.
  W. M. NELSON made a business trip to Ripley Saturday afternoon.
  Little Violet NELSON is on the sick list this week.
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THE HENNING PROGRESS                                                       THURSDAY
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, TN            OCTOBER 11, 1928
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--GATES NEWS--Mr. John C. JOHNSON died at his home here early Saturday of
heart trouble.  Funeral services were conducted by his pastor, Rev. T. H. DAVIS at
Concord Church.  Burial followed in Concord Cemetery.  He is survived by his wife, 7
children, 21 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
--LIGHTFOOT NEWS--A little infant of Mr.& Mrs. Rubin MINNER, of
Ashport, was buried here Friday.
--GOLDDUST NEWS--Marvin GRAMMER and Herman RHODES, of Lightfoot, are
visiting in this community.
  Mr. W. M. NELSON made a business trip to Ripley Sunday afternoon.
  Robert METTER and sisters, Misses Brooksie and Saline METER attended a
party in the Tom PENNINGTON home at Ashport Friday night.
  Miss Frances PENNINGTON, of Ashport, spent the weekend with Misses
Brooksie and Earline Meter.
  W. M. NELSON made a business trip to Ripley Monday.
   Robert METTER and Blucher CANNON were in Ashport Sunday.
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THE HENNING PROGRESS             THURSDAY
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, TN            OCTOBER 18,1928
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--VALLEY OF DEATH HAS BECKONED TO ROBIN D. JENKINS--Robin
D. JENKINS, 63, for many years one of Ripley's leading druggists, died at his home
Thursday at about 9 0'clock after a lingering illness of several months duration. Funeral
Services were conducted Friday afternoon at the family residence.  Interment took place in
Maplewood Cemetery.  He was a lifelong Member of the Methodist Church.
  The deceased is survived by his wife; three children; Misses Frances JENKINS and Mary
Brandon JENKINS and James C. JENKINS, all of Ripley; one brother, Rev. J. Mack
JENKINS and one sister, Mrs. HAMILTON, of Ark.
--LIGHTFOOT NOTES--Mrs. Sarah Mai MITCHELL, of Luckett, spent Sunday
afternoon with Miss Essie KIESTLER.
  Mr.& Mrs. Grover METER and mother, Mrs. MATHEWS were in Ashport Sunday.
  Mr. Herman RHODES, of Golddust, spent Sunday with his mother, Mrs. Edd
GRAMMER.
  Mr. J. W. YOUNGER and Miss Wordner METER, both of this county, surprised
their many friends by driving over to Covington Sunday afternoon and getting
married.  Mrs. YOUNGER is the daughter of Mr.& Mrs. Ernest METER, of this
community.  Mr. YOUNGER is the son of the Herman YOUNGERs' of Luckett.  We
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THE HENNING PROGRESS                                                      THURSDAY
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, TN        NOVEMBER 15, 1928
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--LIGHTFOOT NEWS--Miss Mattie Lee FITZGERALD, of Arkansas, spent several
days last week in the E. S. METER home.
--SERIOUS CHARGE PLACED AGAINST FORMER RIPLIAN--J. W. "Wes"
TURNER, formerly of Ripley, who is more or less well known throughout
Lauderdale County, is held in the Shelby County jail at Memphis, charged with the
fatal wounding of Robert McDONALD, also of Memphis, which took place at Germantown Friday night.  TURNER claims that the shooting was accidental, but Memphis
officers are doing their best to break down TURNER's story, believing that the shooting was
done intentionally.
  According to Memphis newspaper reports, TURNER, McDONALD and others
were attending a party at Germantown Friday night.  Just as McDONALD was in the
act of leaving the party, he expressed a desire to see Turner's new car.  TURNER, McDONALD and Miss Beth SEAVERS walked into the driveway where the car was parked and as TURNER opened the door of the car, the gun falling from the seat where it had been
placed earlier in the evening, commenced to fire.  Three shots hit McDONALD while one
struck Miss SEAVERS, piercing her right eye, according to TURNER's Testimony.
  TURNER claims the gun was not mechanically perfect but expert gunsmiths of
Memphis, who tested it, declare that it would not fire four times when the trigger was
pulled only once.  At the time of going to press Thursday, TURNER was still in jail, but his
attorney, Luther GRAVES, was attempting to free him on habeas corpus.  Earley last
spring, TURNER killed a negro, Will HOLLAND, near Ripley.  He has not as yet
faced trial for this trial.
--AROUND THE COURT HOUSE--Marriage Licences; G. L. FITZGERALD and Miss
Mattie MIDGETT.
James E. COX to Miss Audra NEWMAN.
--ARRESTED FRIDAY, SENTENCED WEDNESDAY--Vassar JOHNSON, colored, who
lives near Henning, was arrested here last Friday afternoon about 5 o'clock on one charge
of forgery and was sentenced to serve 3 years in the state penitentiary by the Circuit Court
on Wednesday. JOHNSON was charged with having forged a check for $15 on Nash
CAMPBELL, also colored.  The check was drawn on the First State Bank where
CAMPBELL never had an account.  Campbell also lives near Henning.
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THE HENNING PROGRESS                     THURSDAY
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, TN            NOVEMBER 22,1928
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--VALLEY OF DEATH HAS BECKONED TO MRS. L. BOWERS--Mrs. Lucy
BOWERS, one of Henning's most beloved characters, died Wednesday morning
at about 11:30 at the home of her son, Mr. R. A. BRADFORD, after an illness of only
three days.  Funeral services were conducted at the BRADFORD residence, Thursday
afternoon, by the Rev. L. K. HARDING, pastor of Henning Christian Church, burial at
Bethlehem Cemetery (paragraphs of praise).  The deceased is survived by two 
daughters.  Miss Sue BRADFORD, of Henning, and Mrs. Ed DOUGLAS, of Brownsville, and
two sons, R. A. BRADFORD, of Henning and Ernest BRADFORD of Tampa, Fla.
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THE HENNING PROGRESS         THURSDAY
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, TN         DECEMBER 7,1928
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--DEATH TAKES INFANT SON--Cecil DeLaschmidt, Jr., infant son of the DeLaschmidts', who had been ill for several weeks, passed on to the great
beyond on Thursday, November 29th.  Funeral services were conducted by the
Rev. L. K. HARDING of the local Christian Church, burial in Munford Cemetery.  Little Cecil was born June 12th, this year.  For some time he had been in ill health.  God in his wisdom, called him home before he was old enough to know the ways of men.
--GATES LOCALS--Mrs. Emma JOHNSON, widow of John JOHNSON, who died eight
weeks ago, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mauldoin DOOD at Concord
Thursday night.  Funeral services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. T. H. DAVIS, at
Concord Methodist Church Saturday afternoon.  Interment followed in Concord
Cemetery.  She is survived by three sons and three daughters, Mrs. Isaac ADKINS, of Texas,
Mrs. R. L. HARDY, and Mrs. Mauldin DOOD, E. E. JOHNSON, Billie JOHNSON, and Lee
JOHNSON, all of Gates.
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THE HENNING PROGRESS        THURSDAY
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, TN        DECEMBER 14, 1928
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--AROUND THE COURT HOUSE--Real Estate Transfer; D. M. MITCHELL to
W. M. NELSON; 35.80 acres in the 11th District. consideration; $2500.00
--HENNING HAPPENINGS--The many friends of Mrs. T. A. WALKER, of Ripley, were
made sad by the news of her death, which occurred at her home Sunday afternoon.
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THE HENNING PROGRESS           THURSDAY
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, TN        DECEMBER 21,1928
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--AROUND THE COURT HOUSE-MARRIAGES--Willis FITZGERALD to Miss Lillie
SANDERS;  Ortha BINKLEY to Miss Irene MIDGETT, Herman RHODES to Lorene
MIDGETT.
--LIGHTFOOT NEWS--Mr. Herman RHODES ,of this community and Miss Lorene
MIDGETT, of Golddust, surprised their friends by getting married in Ripley Saturday.
  Mr.& Mrs. Herman RHODES and his mother, Mrs. Edd GRAMMER, spent Sunday
with Mr. Will POWELL in Henning Sunday.


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