Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past
May 26, 2022
May 22, 1952
Mayor W.C. Keaton signed a proclamation to recognize the patriotic merits of the Buddy Poppy sale and to urge citizens to purchase a poppy during the V.F.W. Auxiliary poppy sale on May 24.
Joe Pollock was assigned to the Supply Section of 6161st Air Base Wing in Japan.
Funeral services were held for Oma Duncan, 52; America Shane, 78; and for Clara Robinson, 47.
“The Darling Caballero,” starring the Cisco Kid, and “Nevada,” starring Bob Mitchum and Anne Jeffreys, were the Friday and Saturday night films showing at the Strand Theatre.
In area news: Hickman County Sheriff Guill Mitchell was acquitted on charges that he illegally disposed of moonshine whisky.
In national news: the government told sausage makers that they could resume mixing horsemeat with the products effective May 19, 1952; however, processors were required to clearly mark their product as containing horsemeat.
May 24, 1962
City Mayor W.C. Keaton signed a proclamation naming May 27 through June 3 as “Soil Stewardship Week.”
Southern Bell announced that telephone numbers in Hohenwald would be partially changed September 1962. Phone numbers change to seven numbers rather than the then-present name and five numerals. Listed as an example of the change: “Southern Bell’s number which is now SW 6 will become 796 under the new system.”
Jerry Bell, a senior at UT College of Pharmacy, won the 1962 Lehn and Fink Gold Medal Award for the highest grades in all chemistry courses throughout his entire course of study.
Steven Saulnier was in his third year at the Annapolis Naval Academy.
The following births were announced: Mary Spencer; daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stallworth; Bobby Mack Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Bryant; and Mark Richard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Busby.
Funeral services were held for Mrs. Willie Nowlin, 72; Willard Odil, 72; and for Hubert Woodruff, 86.
A movie titled “the Beginning of the End” was scheduled to be shown at the Highlands Drive-In Theatre on Tuesday, May 29. The proceeds of ticket sales would benefit the Babe Ruth and Little League baseball teams by helping to provide bats, balls, and other needed equipment.
“Pirates of Tortuga,” starring Ken Scott, and “Fuedin’ Fools,” starring the Bowery Boys, were the Friday and Saturday-night double feature shown at the Highlands Drive-In and at the Strand Theatre.
May 25, 1972
Billy K. Edwards was elected commander of the Fred E. Lomax American Legion Post 127.
Sammye Lawson, owner of Hohenwald Flower Shop, was formally accepted as a subscriber of Florafax, one of the world’s largest flowers-by-wire organizations.
John Shannon and Marsha Smith were selected to attend the 4-H Regional Resources Development Conference in North Carolina.
Alec Blocker and Tanya Roden were grand prize winners in a Science Fair held at LCHS. Doris Whitehead and Chris Cantrell were first place winners in the Science Fair.
Jess Barber, Jr. was assigned to the 2nd Armored Division at Ft. Hood, TX.
Jerry Sublett was assigned duty aboard the U.S.S. Midway.
Joe Williams arrived for duty at Mount Laguna Air Force Station in CA.
Funeral services were held for Edwin Cross, 16; Tommy Downey, 63; Jessie James, Sr., 77; and for Martha Sharpe.
“Dirty Dingus Magee,” starring Frank Sinatra and George Kennedy; and “Von Richthofen and Brown,” starring John Phillip Law and Don Stroud, were the Friday and Saturday night movies showing at the Highlands Drive-In.
May 27, 1982
County Judge T. C. Carroll signed a proclamation declaring May 20th as Buddy Poppy Day in Lewis County.
Daryl S. Blackstock was approved as an Eagle Scout by a review board made up of local business leaders at a meeting held at City Hall.
Charles Lee was named the new pastor for Trinity Assembly of God.
MLEC reminded residents not to place political banners, placards, and other promotional items on power poles as doing so posed public and employee safety concerns.
The Hohenwald Community Chorus was scheduled to present a “Country is Cool” musical revue on June 4 at the LCMS auditorium.
Frankie Floied graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA.
Malcolm and Donald Crowell caught a 52-pound yellow catfish while fishing with trotline in the Tennessee River near Clifton.
Carl A. Smith was sent to the West Pacific Ocean on a six-month deployment with the Marines.
Kenneth Kelley was awarded the Marine Good Conduct Medal.
E. B. Dyer returned from a five-week study tour of China with the U. S. Soil Conservation Service.
The following births were announced: Amber Davis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Mathis; Joe Stephen II, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Bradley; and Joshua Kayo, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kayo Phillips.
Andy Cotham was honored for his 100th birthday with a celebration attended by family and friends.
Funeral services were held for Jason Hill, infant; Ernest Pollock, 65; Lee Ragan, 87; Larry Sizemore, 29; and for Mattie Smith, 88.
“Porky’s,” starring Dan Monahan and Mark Herrier, was the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday movie at the Highlands Drive-in Theatre.
May 28, 1992
Jerry Whitehead was featured on “Tennessee Crossroads” for building a dam and generating system to provide electricity at his home.
The Lewis County Heritage League was scheduled to hold an aluminum can drive on June 13 to cover the cost of a professional re-working of the Lewis County Museum.
The Alpine Players were scheduled to present “Annie Get Your Gun” on June 18-20 at the LCMS Auditorium. Proceeds would benefit the Lewis County School System. Stephanie Keeton would portray Annie Oakely.
Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Duncan were honored for their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception held at the Hohenwald Church of Christ annex building.
Tracy Seiber completed Army basic training at Ft. Sill, OK.
Bobby Simmons deployed to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin to participate in desert warfare training exercises.
Lane True Value Home Center advertised a Grand Opening to be held May 29-31 to celebrate the combining of Lane True Value Hardware with Lane Home Center.
Kenneth and Teresa Kilpatrick announced the birth of their son, Evan Gabriel.
Funeral services were held for Joan Edwards, 65; Mrs. O.B. Wallace; and for Della Wylie, 68.
May 30, 2002
Christy Ricketts was named Lewis County Middle School Teacher of the Year.
George Davis, Jr. was honored during the Memorial Day observance with the presentation of a purple heart medal for injuries received during WWII. Veterans Service Officer Wayne Staggs secured the medal with the help of Congressman Ed Bryant.
A health and fitness fair was scheduled to be held June 1 at Memorial Park.
Former resident Marty Avery was named recipient of the Columbia Central High School Yearbook dedication.
Jean Pace retired from Dana Corporation after 32 years of continuous service.
David Miller retired from Dana Corporation after 13 years of continuous service.
Elaine Bell and Helen McCann were honored with a dinner to honor their retirement as cafeteria managers in the Lewis County School System.
Kristy Connley received her wish of a lifetime when local law enforcement, residents, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation presented her with her one wish—a horse.
Chris and Patricia King announced the birth of their daughter, Rachel Elizabeth.
This article was written using local history resources available at the Lewis County Public Library and Archives. Libraries are guardians of history. Visit the library and archives to learn more about our community’s unique past.