The Carthage Gazette
June 8, 1934
Miss Versa Smith planned a birthday surprise on her friend, Clem Duffie Sunday evening, by inviting a number of friends for a pot luck supper at the Duffie home near Fountain Green. The surprise was complete and a pleasant evening was spent by all.
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Dr. M. H. Corbridge sang and Mrs. Ralph Denison was the organist. Honorary casket bearers were Clifford Latherow, Donald Lenix, Kenneth Holloway, Russell Meyers, William Sliger and Wyman Smith. Active casket bearers were Lloyd Duffie, E. B. Duffy, Lawrence Duffy, Clifton Duffy, Clere Duffy and Floyd Duffy. Interment was in Yetter cemetery in Webster.
Mr. Duffie passed away Saturday, Aug. 13 in Memorial hospital in Carthage, where he had been a patient less than 20 hours. He had been ill for nearly two years.
Born southwest of Fountain Green, in Hancock township, June 1, 1890, he was the fourth of five children of William Hamilton and Sarah E. Weiser Duffie. He attended Pennsylvania school for eight years and the Fountain Green school for the ninth grade.
During his younger years he was engaged in farming at the home place and was well known as an auctioneer and square dance caller. He was also in demand as a singer.
A politician, he served his township for 23 years as precinct committeeman and for many years as a tax collector. He was a veteran of World War I, a member of the Plymouth American Legion post, and a longtime member of the Modern Woodmen, of which he was secretary for many years. He was an avid hunter.
A sister, Mrs. Chloe Thompson, and a nephew are deceased.
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