By: By Jane Tucker
Wendell and Shirley Alexander recently returned from a 10-day scenic tour of several Western states. Highlights included Hot Springs, Monument Valley, the Grand Canyon, Watchtower at Desert View, Las Vegas, the Great Salt Lake, the Rocky Mountains and portions of Route 66.
Donald Harper has returned to his home in Justin, Texas, after a visit with his parents, Opal and Ray Harper.
Lynda and Larry Moore and their daughter and grandson, Laura and Andrew Chanez of Cannon Country, Calif., spend several days at the Travis home place on the Sharon Road.
Mr. and Mrs. Seldon Parham had as visitors last week the Rev. and Mrs. David Fambraugh of Clarksville. David is a former pastor at Jolley Springs Baptist Church.
Frances Newton of Avon, Ind., has been the houseguest of Janice Alford.
Barbara Bullock of Plano, Texas, is the houseguest of Reba Nell Brasfield.
Bob Parkins, publisher of the Milan Mirror-Exchange, died Thursday while turkey hunting. Bob lived in Dresden during his childhood and teenage years and was a charter member of the Boy Scout troop. He was 78. He is survived by his wife, Doris Fly Parkins, eight children and 10 grandchildren, and one brother, Jerry Parkins of Morristown.
Joan Foland accompanied her daughter, Christie Baker of Dyersburg to Middle Tennessee State University to attend a luncheon honoring the mothers and grandmothers of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority. Christie’s daughter, Maurie Baker, is a Zeta member at MTSU. The luncheon was at the Front Porch restaurant in Murfreesboro.
Sandra Klutts joined Earlise Farmer and Bertlyn Mansfield, both of Camden, for a visit in the home of Kathy Meiss and Virginia Latham in Dickson on Monday. Mrs. Latham is the widow of John Latham, who once brought a radio station to Dresden. He was very well known in the broadcasting profession. It was a delight to tour the Meiss-Latham home, which is more than 100 years old and filled with beautiful antique furniture, lamps, glassware and collectibles. The ladies enjoyed lunch at The Front Porch tearoom followed by a tour of the many antique shops located in Dickson. Before departing for home, the ladies enjoyed a delicious pie prepared by Mrs. Latham.