Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Southern Crittenden County News: Aug. 21, 2008

By Michelle Henderson and Matthew T. Patton

Sunday School attendance was 69 at Seven Springs, with several arriving for preaching.

Jeannie Griffin wanted to thank her friends and family for being there for her during her time of need, especially for all of the flowers and cards she received. She extends special thanks to her husband Curtis and son Bobby and his girlfriend, Linda, for "being with me all the way," and Michelle Henderson for "making sure I am eating right and not doing too much ... love you sis." Finally, she would like to extend a very, very special thanks to everyone at Livingston County Hospital for being so good and so kind to her and her family. Last but not least, Jeannie says, "Dr. Barnes, you're the best. You have always been there when I was in need."

Happy birthday to McKenzie Noffsinger (Aug. 21) and Mason Stinnett (Aug. 26). Both turn 17. Also happy birthday to Susie Lott (Aug. 31).

If anyone has any photos or history of the Dycus house on the hill, the current owners, Jake and Jody Selph, are interested. Please e-mail

A meeting of the Dycusburg Community Group (DCG) was held Saturday, Aug. 16 at the home of Michelle Henderson. Jody Selph was installed as secretary. The DCG has several exciting initiatives, but focused mainly on Dycusburg Day (Oct. 11). The next meeting will be held mid-September. If you'd like more info, call Michelle Henderson at 988-2758.

The Web site offers some interesting historical tidbits. A search of those with a birthplace of Dycusburg with U.S. World War II draft registration cards includes: Francis Marion Benton, Horace Dean Brasher, Leon Andrew Brasher, John Greer Couch, Charlie Daniel Gabriel, Lon Merlin Graves, John Leslie Lindsay, Grover Cleveland Martin, and Robert Edward Ramage. The site allows users to view images of the actual signed registration cards. In the next few columns, we'll be printing some results of our searches for the Southern Crittenden County area. (For additional info about the persons listed here, e-mail

This October's Crittenden County Genealogical Society meeting will be held in Dycusburg, and will include an overview of the town's history and a walking cemetery tour. If you have interesting stories about any of the graves there (except for Henry B. Bennett's), please contact Matthew T. Patton.

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