Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past
October 22, 2020
October 20, 1960
Barbara Peery was named 1960 LCHS Homecoming Queen and would be crowned in ceremonies preceding the homecoming game with Loretto. Her attendants were named as Alma Jean Knight, senior; Camille Griner, junior; Sara Nell Petway, sophomore; and Shearon Harris, freshman.
Lewis County entries in the Miss MLEC beauty contest were Beth Beatty and Barbara Peery. The pageant was scheduled to be held in conjunction with the annual membership meeting on October 25 at the Waverly Central High School.
The Hohenwald Fire Department visited Hohenwald Elementary as part of Fire Prevention Week. Children in grades four through sixth were given rides on the fire truck, and a fire chief and deputies were selected from each class. Andy Baker, Austin Carroll, Bobby Carroll, Dale Dillahey, Jerry Gray, Diane Isbell, Jimmy Kimble, Valorie Pennington, Albert Ricketts, and Larry Sisco were selected as fire chiefs.
Mrs. James Turnbow was honored for her birthday with a dinner held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Freddie Roth.
Lucyle Floyd was honored for her birthday with a dinner at the Arrow Point Restaurant on Highway 20 by a group of her friends.
Funeral services were held for Joe Durham, 83; Homer Johnson, 39; Lon Poore, 77; and for Herman Tibbs, 59.
“Three Murderesses,” starring Alain Delon, and “Crashing Las Vegas,” starring the Bowery Boys, were the Saturday night double feature movies at both the Highlands Drive-In and the Strand Theatre.
October 22, 1970
Christy Grimes was named 1970 LCHS Homecoming Queen and would be crowned in ceremonies prior to the homecoming game with Loretto. Her attendants were named as Debi Howe, senior; Peggy Rhodes, junior; Brenda Carroll, sophomore; and Kaye Harris, freshman.
Jackie Williams left for Vietnam where he would be serving with the Army in field artillery.
Ritchie Brewer was stationed at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea with the Air Force.
Paul Warren was injured while building an ammunition bunker in Vietnam. He was transferred to an Army Hospital in Japan and was expected to complete his tour of duty.
An all-male jury deliberated four hours and ten minutes and found a Vietnam veteran not guilty of rape charges.
Former County Agent H.H. Hiffines signed with Carlton Press of New York to publish his poetry book, The Making of a Man.
Browndalyn Hinson was elected vice-president of the December graduating class at David Lipscomb College.
Jack Sutton was serving aboard the USS Mullinnix with the Navy’s Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean.
Mrs. Howard Spears was honored for her birthday with a dinner at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Anderson.
Thomas Rudd was honored for his birthday with dinner attended by family and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. John Sharp celebrated their 47th anniversary with a reception attended by family and friends.
Funeral services were held for Elaine O’Bryant, 23; and for Donald Talley, 36.
B & O Pharmacy advertised that Lewis County Hospital prescription files were now at the pharmacy. “Dr. W. C. Keeton has left his complete prescription files with us. If you have purchased prescription medicine from the hospital pharmacy, your files are at B & O where they can be re-filled.”
“Tiger by the Tail,” starring Christopher George and Tippy Hedren, and “The Violent Ones,” starring Fernando Lamas and Aldo Ray, were the Friday and Saturday double feature movies at the Highlands Drive-In.
October 23, 1980
Hohenwald City Council passed changes to the beer ordinance to allow the sale of beer on Sundays between 1 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Doctor Richard Strom would begin his medical practice in Hohenwald with privileges at Lewis County Hospital on October 27.
A Hohenwald man and another from north Alabama received heavy fines after they were convicted of possessing firearms on the Natchez Trace Parkway.
Dawn Darden and Suzanne Higginbotham were elected co-presidents of the LCHS Latin Club.
Margie Pace was presented with a wheelchair by the Lewis County Jaycettes. Pace was a polio survivor left confined to a wheelchair. The Jaycees held a bake sale to raise funds for this project, in addition to, making personal donations for the equipment.
Mr. and Mrs. William Carl returned home following a 7,000 mile trip to visit friend and relatives in seven states.
Brian Hinson and Jeff Holbrook were named LCHS Players of the Week.
The LCHS Panthers defeated Erin with a score of 38 to 0. Clark Carroll led the rushing attack with 141 yards.
The following births were announced: Dustin Lee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tim Whitwell; Joshua Alexander, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Suggs; Jennifer O’Neil, daughter of Don and Susan Robnett; and Mandy Michelle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marty Murphy.
Mary Cotham was honored for her birthday with a surprise party at the home of her daughter, Exie Brown.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Turner celebrated their 28th anniversary with a surprise dinner hosted by their children.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Darden celebrated their 40th anniversary with a reception held at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church fellowship hall.
Funeral services were held for Foster Clark, 87; Thomas DeFoe, 87; Charles Jameson, 94; and for Tommie Stevens.
“Brubaker,” starring Robert Redford, and “Norma Rae,” starring Sally Field, were the weekend double feature movies at the Highlands Drive-In Theater.
October 25, 1990
Mayor Guy Nicholson signed a proclamation declaring October 20-28 as National Red Ribbon Week as part of the Governor’s alliance for a Drug Free Tennessee.
A resident was killed in a plane crash as he attempted to make a re-approach to the John A. Baker airport while flying an amateur-built, experimental aircraft for the first time.
The Hohenwald Police Department announced that they would be fully manned to enforce all city ordinances regarding the throwing of missiles, loitering, wearing of masks by adults for the purpose of disguising their identity while breaking the law, and other ordinances pertaining to Halloween night.
Dr. Jeff Perry announced he was now in dental practice at the Peery Professional Building. For the previous four years, he had been in private practice as a general dentist in Pisgah, AL.
Dr. Veena Anand was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
The LCHS Panthers captured the 9AA District championship by defeating Loretto with a score of 31 to 19. Brent Johns led the team in rushing yards with 57 yards on 7 attempts. Richie Carroll led the team defensively with 16 tackles.
Jackie Byrd was promoted to assistant plant manager of the Hohenwald H.I.S. plant.
Christopher Hensley enlisted in the U. S. Army under the Delayed Entry Program.
Randall Seiber and Debbie Stacy announced the birth of their daughter, Kayla Renee.
Funeral services were held for Rodney Creel, 38; Veary Crouch, 58; and for Heman Line, 68.
October 26, 2000
The LCHS girls volleyball team advanced to the State Tournament by defeating Lookout Valley High School with a score of 15 to 7.
Sandra Estes was presented an Earth Team Award from the Buffalo/Duck River Resource Conservation & Development Council for her sponsorship of Earth Team volunteers who performed an annual Elephant Work Day project at the Elephant Sanctuary.
Jean Sims announced her retirement from the banking industry after 40 years of service. She began her career at the Hohenwald Bank and Trust and retired as vice-president of Community South Bank.
Lewis County Schools, along with many other school systems within the Tennessee School Board Association, sent a banner to hang at Opryland Hotel in November. The ten foot long banner contained artwork depicting school accomplishments up to the year 2000.
The LCHS Band won its class and received first place in percussion at the Wolf River Marching Classic at Cordova High School.
The LCHS Panthers defeated Stewart County with a score of 28 to 0. Bret Hinson led the team in rushing with 9 carries for 115 yards.
Nickie Quillen was named Outstanding Examiner of the Year by the Portamedic Exam Services of Brentwood.
Jennifer Kinnard was named to the TSSAA All-State golf team.
The following births were announced: Kinley Allysa, daughter of Chris and Paige Tanner; and Anabeth Cate, daughter of Ryan and Chanda Dunaway.
Funeral services were held for Jimmie Bennett, Jr., 68; Ruth Broderson, 86; Ernest Hensley, 88; and for Robert Staggs, 86.