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Charlie Penick married Betty Lou McDonald on Wednesday evening, November 27, 1935, at Reverend G. L. Johnson’s Presbyterian Church parsonage in McKenzie. The witnesses were Guy Robert Kirk and … more
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There are some days it’s just not easy to get out of bed let alone find the motivation to work. Feeling behind in every aspect of life in the last few days, I wasn’t feeling too confident … more
It never ceases to amaze me the information I come across when working on an article for this section. This week I was short on time and low on ideas, so I picked a family name at random from some of … more
In love with “gospel music and clean country music”, Leon began attending country signings in Carroll, Gibson, Weakley, Henry and Benton counties. “Usually there were from one to … more
Thumbing through the archives this week, I came across a feature about Leon Purvis from 2004. I vaguely recollect Mr. Leon in the local grocery store, but a few years ago I met his son Keith through … more
Born Orvis Clulon Wells, Jr., January 10, 1916, Dr. Wells was the eldest of Dr. and Mrs O.C Wells of Murray, Kentucky.The Wells family was one of the pioneer families in Calloway County, Kentucky, … more
As we mark another Veterans Day, I find it all the more important to write this week’s article paying some semblance of a tribute to the veterans of McKenzie. The men and women of McKenzie hold … more
The name, Dr. J.A. Barksdale, was a name I’ve seen over the years in one context or another. So while scratching my head and looking for an interesting topic I came across his name. It must … more
After going down the genealogy rabbit hole, I realized there was as slight omission to my research. During a lunch meeting, I discovered Dr. Harris Collier had more than the one child (Harris Fields) … more
Recently I wanted to do a little research on families in McKenzie, and yes I have a list about as long as my leg. As I flipped through a book of McKenzie families, I came across the name Harris which … more
Growing up I always heard children are supposed to be scared of the dentist. I guess for some bizarre reason I was the exception to the rule or maybe I just had a really good dentist.A few weeks … more
Throughout his career, Jim Alexander held a position on numerous boards and never sat idle. He served as a member of the McKenzie School Board, served as the Seventh District Director and later … more
First and foremost thank you to my friend, Keith Priestley, for helping me with this story. I had an idea to do a feature on Jim Alexander but had very little to work with other than a few notes from … more
When I was on the Bethel College campus, I always took note of the names on the buildings. As an athlete I spent a great deal of my time in Baker Fieldhouse which predates the Vera Low building in … more
I did not know Dr. Headden personally, but I knew of him. From the fish tank at his office to his love for the Church, Dr. Headden was a giant among men in McKenzie. He was a dedicated husband, … more
Over the last eight months of research, the surname Dinwiddie is one of many names that has come up numerous times. From reading about Caledonia to Ms. Cora Sedberry, the name Dinwiddie has seared … more
Since I have started this column, there are many days I think about all the people I have met and have had a role in my life. With school back in session I’ve felt very nostalgic; mostly … more
McKenzie has always been blessed with an array of quality doctors ranging from general physicians down the line to dentists and optometrists. Since the early 1950s the Smith family has provided eye … more
In this week’s edition, I started researching various McKenzie families. Through books, online searches and The McKenzie Banner archives I ran across the Cannon’s, the family-owned J.P. … more
Dr. Elbert E. Edwards, Jr. came to McKenzie on November 1, 1945 after leaving the Army as a Captain. Edwards was offered a promotion to Major, but declined the promotion for the desire to practice … more
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