BIRDSONG CEMETERY (Tarpley Shop Road), GILES
BIRDSONG, Tully The Pulaski Citizen 22 Apr 1915
Prominent Young Farmer Passes Away. Tully Birdsong died at his home
in the Bethesda section about midnight Friday night, April 16, 1915 and was buried at the family graveyard Sunday after
funeral services by Rev. W. H. Beasley, of Elkton. Mr. Birdsong had been sick only ten days of pneumonia and while
everything human skill and solitude could suggest was done for him, it was evident from the first that the case was
a desperate one and continued so till the end despite the brave fight the sick man and his attendants made for his life.
Mr. Birdsong was about forty four years old and was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Logan Birdsong. He is survived by
his wife, formerly Miss Mae Abernathy and nine children, the youngest of whom is only a few weeks old, Neal Birdsong
of Pulaski, and Tom Birdsong of Aspen Hill are surviving brothers.
Mr. Birdsong was a member of Bee Springs Methodist Church and took an active interest in church and Sunday school work.
He also was a member of the Bunker Hill Odd Fellows Lodge. Born and reared on the farm, he took advantage of the
opportunities thus afforded to study agriculture from the practical side with a view to making it his life's work,
and the result was that he was one of the most successful young farmers in Giles county, good business methods,
energy, intelligence and honesty being some of his characteristics, Mr. Birdsong was a member of the Giles County
Farmer's Association and took a keen interest in farm and rural life development, and in his passing away, Giles
County has lost on of its best citizens. The funeral procession was one of the largest even seen in the county.