Volume 52, Number 41

twelve pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, October 8, 2015


Marie Velair Wright Smith
November 20, 1945 - November 14, 2013

LIVINGSTON--Marie Velair Wright Smith, 67, Overton Co. Nursing Home in Livingston and a former resident of Oak Grove Rd., Monroe, TN. passed away Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 at the Overton Co. Nursing Home.
She was born Nov. 20, 1945 in Pickett Co. to the late Estel and Eddy Ordean Byrd Wright. Ms. Smith was a beautician, a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church, Monroe and lived most of her life in Pickett Co.
Other than her parents she is preceded in death by three brothers, Billy, Fred and Dwayne Wright.
Survivors include two sisters, Alma Solek and husband Ken and Charity Kennedy and husband Dean; brother, Glen Wright, all of Monroe. Also survived by aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 at Oak Grove Baptist Church with Bro. Jeff Flowers officiating and burial at Oak Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers were Kenny Harp, Ralph Harp, Bryan Wright, Fred Wright, Darrel Kennedy and Dudley Kennedy. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel.


30th Annual Dale Hollow Bass Classic Winners - The 30th Annual Dale Hollow Bass Classic was held last Saturday and Sunday. Winners of the tournamen... Keep Reading

Local deputy helps keep our kids safe - By: Jamie Hill GarrettTimes have sure changed here since I roamed the halls of the Pickett County Sc... Keep Reading

School approves contract with Interquest Canine - The Pickett County Board of Education met on Monday, October 5th at 7 p.m. The meeting was moved fro... Keep Reading