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Macon County Times
July 29, 1954
Four candidates are asking the voters of Macon County for the Sheriff’s office in the regular election here, next Thursday, August 5th.
W.B. McClard, Democratic incumbent, is opposed by Guy Hartman, former sheriff whom McClard defeated two years ago; W.J. Hooberry, a member of the Lafayette Police Department; and Sam H. Whitaker, twelfth district constable. All have made races for the sheriff’s office before. Hartman is the Republican nominee.
Another interesting county-wide race is the contest for the County Court Clerk’s office. Incumbent and Republican nominee B.A. McCormack is opposed by Sam A. Cothron, local grocery man. Cothron is a former mayor of Lafayette.
The only other contested county-wide race is in the Democratic Primary where A.L. (Doc) West, the present floteriall representative from the fourteenth district, opposes Chas B. (Jack) McClellan, Red Boiling Springs businessman; and L.B. Simmons, farmer and member of the County court.
Freeley Flippin, Circuit Court Clerk, and Cayce Russell, Register, are unopposed in their bid for re-election.
The contests for Constable Board of Education posts and Magistrate positions are heated in practically every section of the county.
Robert Gann opposes R.H. Hagan, the Republican nominee for member of the Board of Education in the first, fifth and ninth districts.
In the second, eleventh and thirteenth districts, E.G. Williams, Delbert Johns and Woodrow Dixon are running for the Board of Education. In the 7th, and tenth districts Kenneth Witcher is un-opposed, as is Curtis Cothron, in the fourth and eighth districts for member of the Board of Education. Lewis Gross is unopposed in the third and twelfth districts.
For Magistrates, J.G. Austin, W.H. (Haley) Bransford, Hice Law, and Alvin Sloan are running in the first district; G.O. Crabtree, C.G. Dillard and L.D. Hanes are making the race in the second district; Oscar Carr, H.W. Cothron, B.M. Evans, and J.W. Hammock, in the third; L.O. Barnsfield and Dennis E. Glover in the fourth; B.W. Dallas, Willie Driver, Jim K. Jent, and H.White, in the fifth; J.N. Beasley, Willard Purcell and J.F. Witcher in the sixth; Cortez Adams, Doyle Jenkins, W.B. Kirby are running in the seventh district; in the eighth district, Candidates are J.C. Gammon and J.W. Leath; Raymond Tuck, Virgil Austin and Harold Blankenship are running in the ninth; in the tenth, C.M. Morgan and C.W. Tuck are candidates; in the eleventh district, Charles Dillard, Woodrow Sloan and Virgil Willis are making the race; in the twelfth, candidates are Kenneth Carr, C.M. Duncan and E.F. Fuqua; and in the thirteenth district, Paul Davis and M.L. Hinton are candidates.
For constable in the first district are Herlon Cox, Milton Dyer, Tilden Keene and Sam White; making the race in the sixth district are Burley Bell and E.B. Hix; L.D. Cothron is unopposed in the eighth district; F.P. Bohanon is unopposed in the tenth district as is Leslie Prock in the eleventh district.
A heavier vote is expected in Macon County this year than ever before. At least 500 persons have registered in the past three weeks, it was reported from the courthouse. This is in addition to voters previously qualified. Two years ago, more than 3500 persons voted in the regular election.Funeral Services for Mrs. Fannie Gay To Be Held Today
Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie Gay, 61, are to be held today (Thursday) at 1 p. m. from the Cedar Bluff Baptist church by Elders N.C. Fuqua and William Norman. Burial is to be in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Gay died about 5 a.m. Wednesday from a heart attack suffered at her home in the Brattontown Community, two miles west of Lafayette. Her husband, James Gay, preceded her in death six years.
A native of Macon County, Mrs. Gay was the daughter of the late James Wilson and Finetta Morgan White.
Survivors include five brothers, Moscow White, of Westmoreland, Maylin White of Franklin, Ky., and John, Arnett and Virgil White, all of Lafayette; two sisters, Mrs. Lee Story , of Nashville, and Mrs. Cam Jones, of Lafayette.
The deceased was a member of the Cedar Bluff Baptist Church.
Arrangements are in charge of Alexander Funeral Home.
Russell Hill HDC Club Organized in 1942
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Soldiers Return From Far East
Headquarters, Tennessee Military District, Nashville, July 18-- Seventy-one Tennessee soldiers will arrive today at the Seattle Port of Embarkation aboard the USNS General M.C. Meigs. They include: Pfc Dick H. Knight, Lafayette; Cpl. Herbert R. Asberry, Moss; Sgt. Leon J. Overstreet, Celina; Cpl., James L. Wilkerson, Portland; and Pfc. Herman C. Westmoreland, Celina.