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ABERNATHY, Alberta The Pulaski Citizen 11 Nov 1959
Alberta Abernathy, about 45, Negro of the Friendship community, was severly burned Thursday, November 5, when kerosene she was using to rekindle a fire under a wash kettle in her yard burst into flames, sending the blaze into her face and over her body.
The victim died Thursday night at 12:30 at Giles County Hospital. Relatives said the woman swallowed the blaze and was so badly burned about the face and body that sheets were used to move the body to the funeral home.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Jordan Funeral Home, Pulaski, and burial was in the Friendship Cemetery.
The victim was the wife of the late Robert Abernathy. Survivors are seven children, including one in service in Japan; a sister, Cliffie Willingham and a brother, Thomas J. Harwell.

ABERNATHY, Anna Mae Evans The Pulaski Citizen 25 Nov 1953
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Mae Evans Abernathy, 78, were held at 10 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Oakes and Nichols Funeral Home in Columbia. Burial took place in Woodlawn Cemetery in Nashville.
A native of Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Isaac Evans and Samantha Stepp Evans, and lived here until the family moved to Maury County in 1928. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mrs. Abernathy is survived by her husband, E. A. Abernathy; one daughter, Mrs. John Morton, Nashville; one son, Floyd Abernathy, Maury County; and two sisters, Mrs. M. C. Hannah, Hermitage, and Mrs. Andrew C. Nelson, Fayetteville.

ABERNATHY, Beatrice Roberts The Pulaski Citizen 16 Sep 1959
Funeral services for Mrs. J. Harold Abernathy, 60, native Pulaskian, were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home. Rites were conducted by the Rev. William H. Moss, pastor of First Methodist Church of which she was a member. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mrs. Abernathy died at 5 o'clock Monday morning, September 14, at Giles County Hospital after several months illness.
The former Miss Beatrice Roberts, she was born April 12, 1899, the daughter of the late Dr. G. A. Roberts, Pulaski dentist for many years, and Mrs. Beulah Cheek Roberts.
Educated at Martin College, Mrs. Abernathy was active in the work of her church, having been a leader in the missionary society and other endeavors of the church, and prominently indentified in civic and club circles.
Mrs. Abernathy is survived by her husband, J. Harold Abernathy, wholesale grocer salesman; one daughter, Mrs. Wilson Smith, Nashville; three grandchildren; one brother, G. A. Roberts, Jr., Pulaski; and one sister, Mrs. A. U. Given, Decaturville, Ill. Bennett-May and Company, in charge.

ABERNATHY, Betty Eslick The Pulaski Citizen 24 Sep 1958

Funeral services for Mrs. Jerome C. Abernathy, 94, lifelong resident of Giles County, were held at 1:30 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home. Rites were conducted by Dr. W. Bruce Strother, Dr. William H. Mansfield, and Rev. George Regas, with the burial in the family lot in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mrs. Abernathy died at 10:30 o'clock Sunday night, September 21, at her home near Pulaski, following a long period of declining health.
Born November 26, 1863, she was the former Miss Betty Eslick, daughter of the late Newton Green Eslick and Dorothy Franklin Eslick, members of pioneer families of the county. She was believed to be the oldest alumna of Martin College in Pulaski. She was a member of the Firs Methodist Church and was a charter member of the Col. Greenberry Lee Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, having been a lineal descendant of Col. Lee.
Her husband, Jerome Clayton Abernathy, who died March 14, 1928, was an outstanding teacher of the county and was co-founder of the well-known Abernathy School for Boys in Pulaski, established circa 1900.
Mrs. Abernathy is survived by three sons, Gilbert B. Abernathy, John Matthews Abernathy, and Newton J. Abernathy, Pulaski; two daughters, Mrs. Arthur Wellborn, Anniston, Ala., and Mrs. Carter Harrison Witt, Jr., Lynnville; ten grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors in charge.

ABERNATHY, Carrie McCormack The Pulaski Citizen 05 Apr 1950
Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie McCormack Abernathy, 80, were held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Pisgah Methodist Church of which she was a life-long member. Rites were conducted by the Rev. Marshall D. Moss, pastor of the church, and the Rev. James T. Parsons, retired Methodist minister. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Abernathy died at 3:45 o'clock Monday afternoon at Pulaski Hospital following a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John McCormack and spent her entire life in this county. Her husband, Hardy Abernathy, died ten years ago.
Mrs. Abernathy is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Elmo Gunter, Nashville, Mrs. Willie Harwell and Mrs. Carl Harwell, both of Pisgah, and Mrs. J. D. Brashears, Pulaski; one son, Clarence Abernathy, Pisgah; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Dick McCormick, Giles County; and two half-sisters, Mrs. Florence Vaughn, Fort Worth, Texas, and Mrs. John Pack, Nashville.

ABERNATHY, Donald James The Pulaski Citizen 11 Nov 1959
Donald James Abernathy, 7 weeks old infant son of Chief Petty Officer John W. Abernathy and Mrs. Abernathy, died of pneumonia on October 9 aboard ship as the family was returning to The States. Burial rites took place on Wednesday, October 10, at National Cemetery, San Diego, Calif. The infant was born August 21 in Japan.
Chief Abernathy is being stationed at the US Naval Base at San Diego, Calif., after a seven year tour of foreign duty. Abernathy is the son of Nathan A. Abernathy, Pulaski.

ABERNATHY, Elizabeth Louise The Pulaski Citizen 03 Oct 1956

Funeral services for Miss Elizabeth Louise Abernathy, 68, retired school teacher of Pulaski, were held at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Wallace Carr, pastor of First Presbyterian Church. Burial took place in the family lot in Maplewood Cemetery.
Miss Abernathy who had been in declining health for several years, died at 3:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon in a Lewisburg nursing home where she had been a patient a short time.
Born January 8, 1888, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Albert Sidney Abernathy and Vashti Hopkins Abernathy, and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.
Miss Abernathy was a graduate of Martin College in Pulaski, George Peabody College, Nashville, and the University of Chicago, and held a doctor of divinity degree from the College of Divine Metaphysics, Indianapolis, Ind. She taught in many schools in the South, including Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Georgia.
She is survived by one niece, Mrs. Fred D. Stovall, Pulaski, with whom she had made her home n recent years. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

ABERNATHY, Ena Bralliar The Pulaski Citizen 6 May 1953
Mrs. Ena Bralliar Abernathy, 54, died at 11 o'clock Friday night, May 1, at Giles County Hospital, following an illness of six weeks. Funeral rites were held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, with the Rev. Sam R. Dodson, Jr., pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiating. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery. Mrs. Abernathy, a teacher of several years in the county schools, was serving as speech and hearing service teacher in the school system at the time of her last illness. She was born May 7, 1898 at Prove City, Utah, the daughter of the late Dr. Floyd Bralliar and Ada Conard Bralliar. She was graduated as a registered nurse from Madison College and received a B. S. Degree from Peabody College and was taking graduate work from the University of Tennessee. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Mrs. Abernathy is survived by her husband, Thomas Edward Abernathy, Deputy County Court Clerk; one daugher, Miss Yolanda Abernathy, student nurse at Baptist Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Memphis; two sisters, Mrs. W. H. Cheek, Pulaski, and Mrs. Paul Rahn, San Leandro, Calif.; and three brothers,, Dr. Floyd Bralliar, Jr., Wickenburg, Ariz., Dr. John Barlliar, Franklin, Ky., and Dr. Max Bralliar, United States Air Force, Columbus, Ga. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

ABERNATHY, Eunice Scales The Pulaski Citizen 20 Dec 1950
Mrs Eunice Scales Abernathy, 73, prominent resident of the Tarpley community, died at 2 o'clock Wednesday morning, December 20, at her home, three miles south of Pulaski, following an eight month illness.
Funeral rites were held at 2 o'clock on Thursday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Marshall D. Moss, of Culleoka, former pastor of Rehoboth Methodist Church, the Rev. Fred Harper, pastor, and the Rev. Cullen T. Carter. Burial will take place in the family lot in Maplewood Cemetery.
Born September 7, 1877, she was a lifelong resident of the county and the daughter of the late James R. Scales and Tranquilla Gracy Scales.
Mrs. Abernathy, a graduate of Martin College, was an active member of the Rehoboth Methodist Church and its missionary society and the Tarpley Home Demonstration Club, until declining health caused her retirement.

Mrs. Abernathy is survived by her husband, Moulton D. Abernathy; one sister, Mrs. Clyde Birdsong of the same community; one brother, W. E. Scales, Dubeque, Iowa; two nieces, Mrs. Raymond Williams nad Mrs. Wilson Brown; and one nephew, James T. Birdsong, all of Pulaski. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

ABERNATHY, Fisher The Pulaski Citizen 25 May 1955
Funeral services for Fisher Westmoreland Abernathy, 65, Giles County farmer and breeder of harness horses, were held at 3:30 p. m. Saturday at Bennett-May Funeral Home in Pulaski. The Rev. Sam R. Dodson, Jr., pastor of the Methodist Church, officiated and burial was in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mr. Abernathy was found dead early Friday morning at an auto parts concern in Nashville operated by his son, where he had been working as a watchman. His death apparently was due to a heart attack, investigators said.
Mr. Abernathy was one of the principals in a Giles County murder trial last year in which he was convicted of second degree murder in the slaying of his second cousin, Ben Aymett, in February, 1954. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison, and was living in Nashville pending a ruling on a motion for a new trial, which was to have been held June 7.
Mr. Abernathy was a native of Giles County, a son of A. Samuel Abernathy, a leading educator of the area, and Sue May Abernathy. He was a member of the Methodist Church and the Masonic Order.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Alice Follis Abernathy; four sons, Billy, James, Harris Abernathy, all of Nashville, and Joe Abernathy, California; and two sisters, Mrs. Charles Abernathy and Mrs. Aubrey O'Neal, Giles County.

ABERNATHY, Fletcher Clayton The Pulaski Citizen 05 Nov 1958
Funeral services for Fletcher Clayton Abernathy, 80, native Giles Countian and retired Maury County farmer, were held at 11 o'clock Monday morning at Bigbyville Methodist Church with the burial in the McCain Cemetery.
Mr. Abernathy died Saturday afternoon, November 1, at Maury County Hospital after several weeks illness.
Born August 28, 1878 in Giles County, he was the son of the late John Abernathy and Katherine Tarpley Abernathy, and was a member of the Bigbyville Methodist Church.
Mr. Abernathy is survived by his wife, Mrs. Irene Adkisson Abernathy, native of Maury County; two daughters, Mrs. W. L. Peters, Escanaba, Mich., and Miss Eleanor Abernathy, Columbia; three sons, John W. Abernathy, Florence, Ala., Raymond Abernathy and Matthews Abernathy, Columbia; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Hobart Townsend and Mrs. Hughey Marks, Pulaski; and two brothers, Mouldton D. Abernathy and Colston Abernathy, Pulaski.

ABERNATHY, Fletcher Colston The Pulaski Citizen 25 Apr 1951

Burial services for 1st Lt. Fletcher Colston Abernathy, 26, and eight other victims of an airplane crash in the Pacific area in 1944 were held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Mo., at 1:30 p. m. Wednesday afternoon, April 18. Pulaski relatives returned home the following day after attending the service for the young veteran who lost his life in World War II.
Prior to the receipt of the message confirming identification of the wrecked plane and the personnel a few weeks ago, the family had lacked definite information since receiving the message that Lt. Abernathy was missing in action July 28, 1944. Later they were informed that contact with the crew ceased while they were on a courier mission from New Guinea to Biak Island on the "missing in action" date.
The son of Thomas Colston Abernathy and the late Blanche Stephens Abernathy, Lt. Abernathy was born and reared in Giles County. He was a graduate of Prospect High School and was connected with the Reeves Drug Store prior to his military service that started at Cochran Field, Macon, Ga., in June, 1941. Later he received training at Ft. Knox, Ky., Brooks Field, San Antonio, Texas, and Laurel Air Base, Laurel, Miss., before reporting to the Pacific theater on December 3, 1943.
Lt. Abernathy is survived by his father; three brothers, Robert Dudley Abernathy, Moulton D. Abernathy, II, and H. A. Abernathy, all of Pulaski; and six sisters, Misses Martha and Nancy Dee Abernathy, of Pulaski, Mrs. Herbert Kidd, Pikeville, Ky., Mrs. John W. Ayers, Nashville, Mrs. Thurman Carden, San Francisco, Calif., and Mrs. Charles Covington, Jr., Dickson

ABERNATHY, Frances Emmaline Fry The Pulaski Citizen 29 Feb 1956
Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Emmaline Fry Abernathy, 72, Scott's Hill resident, were held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Scott's Hill Baptist Church with rites conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton and the Rev. R. G. Hughes, Baptist ministers. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Abernathy, who was visiting in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Walter Miles on Spofford Avenue in Pulaski, died at 8:45 o'clock Saturday morning, February 25, after a long period of declining health.
Born October 8, 1883, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late James Mitchell Fry and Nancy Jane Fry, and was a member of the Methodist Church.
Her husband, Henry Dee Abernathy, died October 24, 1952.
Mrs. Campbell is survived by seven daughters, Mrs. Miles and Mrs. Henry Campbell, Pulaski, Mrs. Carroll Campbell, Bodenham, Mrs. Lewis Harris, Anthony Hill, Mrs. Cecil Cox, Milky Way, Mrs. George Owen, Westside, and Mrs. Elbert Smith, Evansville, Ind.; three sons, James William Abernathy, Westside, Wilson Abernathy, Frankewing, and Leroy Abernathy, Rose Hill; fifty-one grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Mrs. E. B. Roberts, Sr., and Mrs. Will Brashears, Giles County, and Mrs. John Johnson, Decatur, Ala. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

ABERNATHY, George McLaurine The Pulaski Citizen 27 Jun 1956
George McLaurine Abernathy, 64, native of Pulaski and prominent businessman in Memphis, died June 22 at his home after a long illness. Funeral rites were held the following day at First Evangelical Church with burial in Memorial Park in that city.

Mr. Abernathy began his varied career as a newsboy in Pulaski, later learning telegraphy, and successfully becoming a railroad agent; a railroad cashier and an accountant. In 1916 he entered the automobile business, and in 1923 entered the real estate field where he was quite a successful broker, having opened three large industrial subdivisions in Memphis.
Mr. Abernathy is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mamie Latting Abernathy; two sons, two grandsons; two sisters, Miss Elizabeth Abernathy, Prospect, Mrs. J. Lindsay Wilkinson, Jacksonville, Fla.; and his step-mother, Mrs. E. F. Abernathy, Prospect.

ABERNATHY, Henry Dee The Pulaski Citizen 29 Oct 1952
Funeral services for Henry Dee Abernathy, 69, retired farmer, were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Scotts Hill Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Homer Brown, pastor of the church. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
Mr. Abernathy, who had been in declining health for a period of years, died of a heart attack at 9:30 o'clock Friday night at Giles County Hospital.
A resident of the Scotts Hill section, he was born April 12, 1883, in Giles County, the son of the late Charlie Abernathy and Fannie Harwell Abernathy. He was a member of Chestnut Hill Methodist Church.
Mr. Abernathy is survived by Mrs. Emmaline Fry Abernathy; seven daughters, Mrs. Carroll Campbell, Mrs. Henry Campbell, Mrs. Lewis Harris, Giles County, Mrs. Walter Miles, Pulaski, Mrs. Viola Cox and Mrs. George Owens, Leoma, and Mrs. Elbert Smith, Evansville, Ind.; four sons, Ervin Abernathy, Wilson Abernathy, and Leroy Abernathy, all of Giles County, and James Williams Abernathy, Lawrence County; forty-six grandchildren and three great grandchildren; and one brother, Clifford Abernathy, Eric, Okla. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

ABERNATHY, Henry Scales The Pulaski Citizen 23 Dec 1959
Funeral services are incomplete at press time for Henry Scales Abernathy, 75, Eighth District farmer, who died at one o'clock Tuesday, December 22, at Giles County Hospital, after a period of declining health.
Born September 20, 1884, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Henry Gilbert (Bud) Abernathy and Annie Scales Abernathy. His wife, Mrs. Mary Lou Lawson Abernathy, died approximately four years ago. He was a member of the Rehoboth Methodist Church.
Mr. Abernathy is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Malcolm Birdsong, Mrs. Herbert Bass,
Mrs. James Mize and Miss Rachel Abernathy, Giles County; one son, William Clayton Abernathy, Giles County; a number of grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Jack Crowder, Fort Worth, Texas; and one half-brother, Fulton Abernathy, Birmingham, Ala. Bennett-May and Company, in charge of arrangements.

ABERNATHY, John Ervin The Pulaski Citizen 02 Feb 1955
John Ervin Abernathy, 45, farmer of the Scotts Hill section, died unexpectedly of a heart attack about midnight on Monday night, January 31, at his home.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Scotts Hill Baptist Church of which he was a member. Rites were conducted by the Rev. Argine Hughes, pastor, and the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister, and burial took place in the church cemetery.

Born August 23, 1909, in Giles County, he was the son of Mrs. Frances Emmaline Fry Abernathy of that community and the late Henry Dee Abernathy.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Abernathy is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elvie Glover Abernathy; one son, Glenn Abernathy, Cincinnati, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Turner, Bodenham and Miss Wilma Aberanthy; seven sisters, Mrs. Walter Miles and Mrs. Henry Campbell, Pulaski, Mrs. Cecil Cox, Mrs. Carroll Campbell, Bodenham, Mrs. Elbert Smith, Evansville, Ind., and Mrs. Louis Harris and Mrs. George Owens, Scotts Hill; and three brothers, James William Aberanthy, Wilson Abernathy, and Leroy Abernathy, all of Scotts Hill. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors in charge.

ABERNATHY, Joseph Cayce The Pulaski Citizen 22 Oct 1958
Joseph Cayce Abernathy, 80, farmer, livestock dealer and former Giles County trustee, died at 9 p. m. Monday in Giles County Hospital of a heart ailment.
Funeral services were held at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning at Bennett-May Funeral Home in Pulaski, with Dr. Bruce Strother, pastor of First Methodist Church, and Dr. W. H. Mansfield, Associate Pastor, officiated and burial was in Maplewood Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the George Morgan Bible Class, First Methodist Church.
Mr. Abernathy was a native of Giles County, son of William Richard and Harriett Rogers Abernathy. He was educated in the county schools and was a member of Olivet Methodist Church and a member of the Woodmen of the World.
In 1900, he married Florence Irwin Abernathy of Pulaski, who survives.
Mr. Abernathy served as county trustee from 1920 to 1924, and also served as magistrate of Giles County Quarterly Court for some time.
Other survivors are five daughters, Miss Rebecca Denty Abernathy, Atlanta, Mrs. Hugh Braly, Mrs. C. E. Reed, Mrs. John Floyd Smith and Mrs. David Cheatham, Giles County; two sons, William Richard Abernathy, Wales, and James E. Abernathy, Nashville; a sister, Mrs. John H. Gilbert, Pulaski; a brother, Will Rogers Abernathy, Nashville and 12 grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

ABERNATHY, Leroy Pointer The Pulaski Citizen 30 Apr 1952
Leroy Pointer Abernathy, native Pulaskian, died of a heart ailment Tuesday morning, April 29, at his home in Monroe, La.
Funeral rites and burial took place Wednesday in Monroe.
Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Lane Abernathy, he was born and reared in Pulaski, and attended Massey Military School for Boys in Pulaski. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and was a veteran of World War I.
Mr. Abernathy is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jennie Wilds Abernathy; two daughters, five grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. H. Q. McElwee, Atlanta, Ga.

ABERNATHY, Mary Bell Sellers The Pulaski Citizen 16 Feb 1955
Mrs. Mary Bell Saellers Abernathy, 88, widow of Charlie Abernathy, died at 5 o'clock Saturday morning, February 12, at Giles County Hospital following several weeks illness.

Funeral services were held at one o'clock Monday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Fred Rogers, pastor of the Lynnville Presbyterian Church, and burial took place in Lynnwood Cemetery.
Born October 15, 1866, in the Clear Creek Lake section, she was the daughter of the late Henry O. Sellers and Susan A. Moore Sellers. She was married to Charlie Abernathy, who after a few years died. Fifty-one years ago, she located in Fulton, Ky., where she owned and operated a millinery shop until her retirement in recent years.
Mrs. Abernathy, a member of the Episcopal Church in Fulton, Ky., is survived by one sister, Miss Fannie Sellers, Clear Creek Lake; one nephew, Henry Sellers; and three nieces, Miss Mary Sellers, Clear Creek Lake, Miss Brownie Sellers, Arlington, Va., and Mrs. John Melfi, Oak Ridge. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors in charge.

ABERNATHY, Mary Louella Lawson The Pulaski Citizen 16 Nov 1955
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Louella Lawson Abernathy, 67, were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Robert Smith, pastor of Rehoboth Methodist Church, and Dr. J. Clark Hensley, pastor of First Baptist Church. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mrs. Abernathy who had been quite ill a long time, died on Saturday, November 12, at Giles County Hospital.
Born November 7, 1888, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late William Lawson and Mary Ann Eason Lawson, and was a member of Rehoboth Methodist Church.
Mrs. Aberanthy is survived by her husband, Henry S. Abernathy; one son, William C. Abernathy; five daughters, Mrs. Malcolm Birdsong, Miss Rachel Abernathy, Mrs. Thomas Johnston, Mrs. Herbert Bass and Mrs. James Mize; and thirteen grandchildren, all of Giles County; and one sister, Mrs. E. R. Adcock, Somerville, Ala., Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

ABERNATHY, Myrtle Mason The Pulaski Citizen 26 Sep 1956
Funeral services for Mrs. Edwin F. Abernathy, 88, were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the residence in Prospect, with rites conducted by the Rev. W. C. Folks, pastor of Prospect Methodist Church. Burial took place in the family plot in Prospect Cemetery. Mrs. Abernathy died at 6 o'clock Friday afternoon, September 21, at the home after a lengthy illness.
The former Miss Myrtle Mason, she was born August 30, 1868, the daughter of the late Dr. Joseph Gray Mason and Margaret Grigsby Mason. Her husband, Edwin F. Abernathy, died many years ago. She was a member of Prospect Methodist Church.
Mrs. Abernathy is survived by two daughters, Miss Elizabeth Abernathy, Prospect, and Mrs. J. Lindsay Wilkinson, Jacksonville, Fla.; three grandchildren and one step-grandson; and one sister, Miss Meda Mason, Prospect. Wilson Carter and Company, morticians in charge.

ABERNATHY, Mrs. Shields The Pulaski Citizen 20 Mar 1957
Word has been received here of the death Thursday morning, of Mrs. Shields Abernathy at her home in Memphis.
Funeral services will be held Friday at St. John's Episcopal Church in Memphis with burial there.

Mrs. Abernathy is survived by her husband, Dr. Shields Abernathy, a native of Pulaski; one son, Lane Abernathy, New York City; one daughter, Mrs. Thurman Crawford, Memphis; and five grandchildren.

ABERNATHY, Shields The Pulaski Citizen 3 Dec 1958
Dr. Shields Abernathy, 73, prominent retired surgeon at Memphis and a native of Giles County, died of a heart attack at 6:30 p. m. Friday at his home in Memphis.
Funeral services were held at 3 p. m. Sunday at St. John Episcopal Church in Memphis. Burial was in Memphis.
Dr. Abernathy was a graduate of Vanderbilt Medical School and interned in Bellevue Hospital in New York City. He went overseas with a Memphis hospital until during World War I. He had been on the active staff at Baptist Hospital many years and also served several years on the faculty of University of Tennessee College of Medicine. Early in his career he was associated with Dr. Eugene Johnson, one of the most widely known surgeons in the Mid South at that time.
Dr. Abernathy was a member of Memphis and Shelby County Medical Society, Tennessee State Medical Society, American Radium Society and was a Fellow of the International College of Surgeons. He was a Mason and formerly of old Chickasaw Guards, University Club and Memphis Country Club.
Dr. Abernathy was the son of the late Dr. Charles A. Abernathy and Ella Ezell Abernathy. He was a graduate of Vanderbilt Medical School and interned in New York City, after which he returned to Pulaski to begin practice with his father. Later, he moved to Memphis where he became a cancer specialist.
He retired four years ago due to ill health.
Dr. Abernathy's wife, Mrs. Helen Salisbury Abernathy, died in March, 1957. His survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Thurman Crawford, Memphis; a son, Lane Abernathy, Chappaqua, N. Y. and a half brother, Will Flournoy of Nashville.

ABERNATHY, Susan Adelaide May The Pulaski Citizen 23 Jun 1954
Mrs. Susan Adelaide May Abernathy, 93, one of the county's oldest citizens, died at 3:10 o'clock Friday morning, June 18, at her home in Owl Hollow community following a long period of declining health.
Funeral rites were held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. James T. Parsons, Methodist minister, and burial took place in the family lot in Maplewood Cemetery.
Born June 4, 1861, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Julius Pinkney May and Marietta Westmoreland May, members of prominent pioneer families of the county. Mrs. Abernathy, a member of the Blooming Grove Methodist Church, was the widow of A. Samuel Abernathy, well-known educator in his day, having been one of two brothers who operated the old Abernathy School in Pulaski, and later serving as county superintendent of education.

Mrs. Abernathy is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Charles Abernathy and Mrs. Aubrie O'Neal, of the home address; one son, Fisher Abernathy, Pulaski; one brother, Marvin May, Cincinnati, Ohio; twenty-three grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren. Wilson Carter and Company, Morticians in charge.

ABERNATHY, Thomas Edward "Peck" The Pulaski Citizen 7 Dec 1955
Thomas Edward "Peck" Abernathy, 67, deputy Giles County court clerk for the past 21 years, died Wednesday afternoon in Veterans Administration Hospital in Nashville after seven weeks of illness.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Friday at Bennett-May Funeral Home in Pulasi. The Rev. Sam Dodson, Jr., past of First Methodist Church, will officiate and burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mr. Abernathy, a native of Giles County, was the son of Robert D. and Mattie Abernathy Abernathy. He was a graduate of Abernathy Preparatory School which was operated in Pulaski for many years, and was a member of the Methodist Church.
A veteran of World War I, Mr. Abernathy was a charter member of the American Legion Post 60 served as post adjutant for 15 years.
He was a former deputy clerk and master of chancery court in Giles County, having served in this capacity for several years prior to his term of office as deputy county court clerk. For abour five years, he was an employee of the Citizens Bank in Pulaski.
His wife, Mrs. Ena Brailliar Abernathy, died in 1954.
Mr. Abernathy is survived by a daughter, Miss Yolanda Abernathy, Memphis; a sister, Mrs. Frank Martin, Pulaski; and a brother, J. Harold Abernathy, Pulaski.

ABERNATHY, Willie Ellis The Pulaski Citizen 9 May 1951
Mrs. Willie Ellis Abernathy, former resident of Pulaski, died at 3:30 o'clock Sunday morning, May 6, at her home in Jonesboro, Ark. Funeral rites and burial took place Monday at Jonesboro. Mrs. Abernathy, widow of Roy Abernathy, also a former Pulaski resident, is survived by one daughter, Miss Ella Abernathy, of Jonesboro.
Roy Abernathy, born and reared at Pulaski, was the son of the late Butler Abernathy, brother of the late J. C. Abernathy and A. Samuel Abernathy.

ABRAMS, Benjamin Alexander The Pulaski Citizen 23 Nov 1955
Funeral services for Benjamin Alexander Abrams, 78, Lawrenceburg baker and father of Harold Abrams of Pulaski, were held at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Coleman Methodist Church in Lawrenceburg with burial in Mimosa Cemetery in that city.
Mr. Abrams died Saturday at his home after a long illness.
In addition to his wife; Mr. Abrams is survived by four sons; six grandchildren, one great grandchild; and three brother.

ADAMS, Alfred Wheeler The Pulaski Citizen 4 May 1955
Funeral services for Alfred Wheeler Adams, 67, retired farmer, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at Elkmont Church of Christ, conducted by the Rev. Davis, and burial took place in Elkmont Cemetery.
Mr. Adams died of a heart attack at his home at Elkmont on Saturday, April 30.

He lived the greater part of his life in Giles County and was the son of the late Richard Edward Adams and Sarah Holt Adams. He was a member of the Baptist Church.
Mr. Adams is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sarah Adams; six daughters, Mrs. Jesse Goats and Mrs. Morgan Thompson, Minor Hill, Mrs. Fayne Wright of Florida, Mrs. Joe Beavers, McBurg, and Misses Evelyn and Dolly Adams, Elkmont; six sons, Roy Adams, Minor Hill, Ed and Houston Adams of Ohio, Douglas J.Adams and Evans Adams, Elkmont; twenty-five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

ADAMS, Bess Orr The Pulaski Citizen 17 Dec 1952
Funeral services for Mrs. Bess Orr Adams, 70, Nashville resident for several years, were held at 10:30 o'clock Saturday morning in Nashville and prayer services were held at 2 o'clock that afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home here. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mrs. Adams died of a heart attack at 8:30 o'clock Thursday night at a Nashville hospital, following several months illness.
Daughter of the late James Wier Orr and Nannie Gracey Orr, she was born in Marshall County but had made her home in Giles County the greater part of her life. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mrs Adams is survived by her husband, Robert L. (Bob) Adams; two sisters, Miss Beulah Orr, Washington, D. C. and Mrs. Curt Hall, Newton, Ga.; and one brother, Jamie W. Orr, Mooresville. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

ADAMS, Jessie C. The Pulaski Citizen 1 Apr 1953
Jessie C. Adams, formerly of Giles County, died of a heart attack at 10 o'clock Sunday night at his home in Louisville, Ky.
He was born Dec. 6, 1901, the son of Mrs. Nora Adams and the late J. E. Adams. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
Funeral services and burial took place in Louisville, Ky.
Besides his mother, Mr. Adams is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ethel Woodard Adams; one daughter, Ruth Ann Adams; one son, David Adams, all of Louisville; three sisters, Mrs. Joe Mathis, Crescent City, Fla., Mrs. Carl Pettes, Lewisburg, Tenn., Mrs. Oral Poarch, Birmingham, Ala.; five brothers, Roy Adams, Birmingham, Willie Adams, Franklin, Tenn., Clayton M. Adams, U. S. Army, Oliver Adams, Lynnville, Tenn., and Paul Adams, Columbia, Tenn.

ADAMS, Johnie Roy The Pulaski Citizen 21 Apr 1954
Funeral services for Johnie Roy Adams, 50, native Giles Countian, were held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon, April 9, at East Lake Church of Christ in Birmingham, Ala., of which he was a member. Burial took place in Forrest Hill Cemetery in that city.
Mr. Adams died of a heart attack on the preceding Wednesday morning while at work.
A resident of Birmingham the past thirty years, he was born and reared in Giles County, the son of Mrs. J. E. Adams and the late Mr. Adams.

In addition to his mother, Mr. Adams is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nellie Foster Adams; one daughter, Mrs. Thomas George; four sons, Melvin, Floyd, Eugene, and Raymond Earl Adams, all of Birmingham, Ala.; three grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Joe Mathis, Crescent City, Fla., Mrs. Oral Poarch, Birmingham, Ala., and Mrs. Carl Pettus, Lewisburg, Tenn.; and four brothers, Willie Adams, Cary, N.C., Claayton Adams, U. S. Army, Fort Benning, Ga., Oliver Adams, Lewisburg, and Paul Adams, Columbia.

ADAMS, Laura Hardin The Pulaski Citizen 20 Jan 1954
Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Hardin Adams, 79, who died at 2:45 o'clock Saturday morning, January 9, at her home on Childers Street after a long illness, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
The widow of W. J. Adams, she was born July 7, 1874, in the county, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Hardin.
Mrs. Adams is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Pearl Rainey and Miss Lillian Adams, Pulaski, Mrs. Delia Mae McGilton and Mrs. Elizabeth Adkerson, both of Rising Sun, Ala., and Mrs. Willie Turner, Rosenbery, Texas; and three sons, Marvin Adams, Pulaski, Cy Adams, Nashville and Hugh Adams, Toledo, Ohio. Bennett-May and Company, funeral directors in charge.

ADAMS, Lizzie McGowan The Pulaski Citizen 7 Dec 1955
Funeral services for Mrs. Lizzie McGowan Adams, 82, were held at one o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Stiversville Church of Christ, with Elder J. Clifford Murphy of Pulaski officiating. Burial took place in Gibsonville Cemetery.
Mrs. Adams died at 4:15 o'clock Tuesday morning at her home at Stiversville after a brief illness, having sustained a paralytic stroke on Thursday.
Born April 12, 1873, in Hardin County and moving as a child to Giles County, she had lived most of her life here. She was the widow of Andrew Jackson Adams, who died October 30, 1946. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Mrs. Adams is survived by one son, Monroe Adams; and six daughters, Mrs. Turner Collins, Mrs. Alvie Parrish, Mrs. Thomas Cook, Miss Ludie Adams, Mrs. George McGaugh, and Mrs. Lewis Henson, all of Maury County.

ADAMS, Martha Rivers The Pulaski Citizen 1 Jul 1959
Mrs. Martha Rivers Adams, 76, Woman's Page Editor of The Lynchburg News, Lynchburg, Va., died at 5:40 o'clock Sunday morning, June 28, in Virginia Baptist Hospital. Funeral rites took place at 4 o'clock Monday afternoon at St. Paul's Episcopal Church with the burial taking place in that city.
Born November 10, 1882, at Conway in Giles County on the plantation of her parents, Captain James William Rivers and Mary Flournoy Rivers. She received her education at Athens College and Martin College, and attended Randolph-Macon Womans College where she was a member of the Class of 1904. Her husband, William Duval Adams, Jr., died in 1935.
She was associated with the Lynchburg News more than 45 years as a reporter, feature writer and society editor. During her long literary career, she served on a committee of Governor Harry F. Byrd and as secretary to Senator Carter Glass.

Mrs. Adams, a lifelong Episcopalian, is survived by two daughters, Miss Martha Rivers Adams, Lynchburg, and Mrs. Davis H. Elliott, Roanoke; and one son, William Duval Adams, III, USN, ret., Roanoke, Va.

ADAMS, Myrtle Arthur The Pulaski Citizen 7 Mar 1951
Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle Arthur Adams, 62, who died at 3:30 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon, March 6, at her home in Lynnville after a lengthy illness, were held at 11 o'clock Wednesday morning at the Lynnville Methodist Church. The Rev. J. C. Wallace, pastor of the church, officiated and burial took place in City Cemetery in Decatur, Ala.
Mrs. Adams was a member of the Lynnville Methodist Church.
Formerly Myrtle Arthur, she was twice married. Her first husband was Charles Shores and after his death she married Jasper Newton Adams who died several years ago.
Mrs. Adams is survived by five sons, Marvin Shores, Lynnville, Arthur B. Shores, Russellville, Ala., Charles O. Shores, Jasper Adams, and J. C. Adams, all of Knoxville; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Roy Poff, Decatur, Ala., Mrs. J. L. Colbert, Pulaski; and two brothers, Elmer Arthur and Oscar Arthur, Pulaski.

ADAMS, Nora E. Casteel The Pulaski Citizen 26 Aug 1959
Funeral services for Mrs. Nora E. Casteel Adams, 76, who died August 21, after a brief illness in Crescent City, Fla. were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home in Pulaski, conducted by Charles E. Cheatham of Lewisburg. Burial took place at Mars Hill Cemetery near Mooresville.
Born May 23, 1883, in Coffee County, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ben Casteel. The greater part of her life she lived in the Diana and Lynnville sections.Her husband, J. E. Adamss, died October 9, 1944.
Mrs. Adams is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Joe Mathis, Crescent, Fla., Mrs. Carl Pettus, Lewisburg, and Mrs. Oral Poarch, Birmngham, Ala; four sons, Willie Adams, Lafayette, Tenn., Clayton Adams, Montgomery, Ala., Oliver Adams, Nashville, and Paul Adams, Florence, Ala., and twenty-six grandchildren and twenty-five great-grandchildren. Bennett-May and Company, in charge.

ADAMS, Oma Odell Wise The Pulaski Citizen 20 Apr 1955
Funeral services for Mrs. Earl Adams, 40, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at Minor Hill Church of Christ, conducted by R. J. Rollins of Athens, Ala. Burial took place in Minor Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Adams died at 6 o'clock Saturday morning at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville after a weeks illness.
The former Miss Oma Odell Wise, she was born October 15, 1914 in Alabama, the daughter of Ike Wise and Cora Pitts Wise, but spent most of her life in this county. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Mrs. Adams is survived by her husband, Earl Adams; one daughter, Mrs. Rebecca Barnett; two grandchildren, Minor Hill; one sister, Mrs. Alvin Williams, Lester, Ala.; and two brothers, William Wise, U. S. Army, and Frank Wise, Lester, Ala. Pulaski Funeral Home, Morticians in charge.

ADAMS, Robert Lewis The Pulaski Citizen 20 May 1953
Funeral services for Robert Lewis Adams, 73, retired Giles County farmer, were held Saturday morning at Trinity Methodist Church in Nashville, conducted by the Rev. A. J. Bunn, pastor of the church. Prayers services were h eld at the grave in Maplewood Cemetery at Pulaski at 2:30 o'clock that afternoon.
Mr. Adams died Thursday at a Nashville hospital following several years declining health.
A native of Giles County, he was the son of the late Robert Adams and Anne Beasley Adams. He had lived in this county until 1944 when he moved to Nashville. He was a member of Trinity Methodist Church.
His wife, Mrs. Bess Orr Adams, a native of Marshall County, died December 11, 1952.
Mr. Adams is survived by one sister, Mrs. Frank C. Justice of Pulaski. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

ADAMS, Sam J. The Pulaski Citizen 18 Nov 1953
Funeral services for Sam J. Adams, 79, farmer of Limestone County, Ala., were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Veto Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. Dean Bo____________, pastor of the church. Burial took place in Athens Cemetery. Mr. Adams died Saturday in Athens Hospital. Born in Alabama, he was the son of the late Clay Adams and Nancy J. Rogers Adams, and lived at Veto for twenty-eight years. He was a member of the Christian Church.
Mr. Adams is survived by his wife, Mrs. Easter Appleton Adams; five daughters, Mrs. Nancy Cannon, and Mrs. Ruth Bai_____, both of Athens, Mrs. Gr____ Russ, Miss Geneva Adams, Mrs. Lillian Gates, all of Veto, Ala.; two sons, Turner Adams, Ardmore and Rufus Adams, Detroit, Mich.; and fourteen grandchildren. Wilson Carter and Company, funeral directors in charge.

ADAMS, William James (Bill) The Pulaski Citizen 19 Apr 1950
Funeral services for William James Adams, 85, former employee of International Minerals and Chemical Corporation at Wales, who died at 5:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon, April 16, at his home in Pulaski, were held at 2 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon at Pulaski Church of Christ. Elder A. C. Dreaden, pastor of the church, officiated and burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mr. Adams is survived by his wife, Mrs. Laura Elizabeth Hardin Adams; six daughters, Mrs. Ernest McGilton, Helena, Ohio, Mrs. Willie Turner, Houston, Texas, Mrs. Claude Rainey, Mrs. John Clark, Miss Lillie Mae Adams and Mrs. Mack Adkerson, all of Pulaski; three sons, Sie Adams, Leoma,, William Hugh Adams, Toledo, Ohio, and Marvin Adams, Wales; a number of grandchildren; and four sisters, Mrs. Jack Clark, Lynnville, Mrs. Ella Lester, Columbia, Mrs. George Robinson, Lawrence County, and Mrs. Wallace Clark, Columbia.

ADCOCK, Lizzie The Pulaski Citizen 6 Jun 1951
Funeral services for Miss Lizzie Adcock, 69, former resident of Giles County, were held Saturday afternoon at the Ninth Street Methodist Church, in Decatur, Ala., with the Rev. Elkins, pastor of the church, officiating. Burial took place in the Decatur Cemetery.

Miss Adcock died at 6:05 o'clock Friday night at Giles County Hospital after a long illness. She was born in Marshall County, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Adcock. In her early childhood the family moved to Giles County. Approximately forty years ago, she moved to Decatur where she was a saleslady for many years for a leading firm.
Miss Adcock, a member of the Methodist Church, is survived by one sister, Mrs. Annie Lawson, Decatur; and two brothers, T. J. Adcock, Decatur and Mark Adcock, Pulaski.

ADCOCK, William Marcus "Mark" The Pulaski Citizen 12 Oct 1955
Funeral services for William Marcus "Mark" Adcock, seventy-nine, retired farmer and dairyman of the Pisgah community, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. James T. Parsons, pastor of the Pisgah Methodist Church, assisted by the Rev. J. W. McCullough, pastor of Bunker Hill Church of God. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mr. Adcock died at 5:15 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Giles County Hospital following a paralytic stroke suffered earlier in the day. He had been in failing health several years.
Born October 3, 1876, in Coffee County, he was the son of the late Rev. Adam Adcock and Sarah Hale Adcock. He was a member of the Methodist Church., having served as teacher of the Men's Bible Class and superintendent of the Sunday School at Pisgah Methodist Church for several years.
Mr. Adcock is survived by his wife, Alice Maxie Dugger Adcock, to whom he was married fifty-five years ago; four daughters, Mrs. Henry Marks, Mrs. Leslie Brashears and Mrs. Lewis Cooper, all of Giles County, and Mrs. Robert Loyd, Centerville; one son, Ben Adcock, Pisgah; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Annie Lawson; and one brother, Tom Adcock, both of Decatur, Ala. A son, Clyde Adcock, died several years ago.
Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

ADKINS, Alice Johnson The Pulaski Citizen 21 Sep 1955
Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Johnson Adkins, 84, native Giles Countian, were held at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Honeycutt of Killen, Ala., and the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mrs. Adkins died at 7:30 o'clock Wednesday night, September 14, at the home of her son, Thelma Adkins at Killen, Ala., after a lengthy illness.
Born March 27, 1871, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late William H. Johnson and Mattie Marks Johnson. She was a member of the old Sharon Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Her husband, John Robert Adkins, died seventeen years ago.
Mrs Adkins is survived by three sons, Thelma Adkins, Lee Atwell Adkins, and Gray Adkins, both of Akron, Ohio; one daughter, Mrs. Gene Hamby, Memphis; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Henry Johnson of Texas and Roy Johnson of Florida.
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Barns and daughter, Mrs. Woodrow Sanford and her son, Barry Sanford of Memphis, came for the funeral.

ADKINS, Lloyd B. The Pulaski Citizen 27 May 1959
Lloyd B. Adkins, 42, retired United States Navy serviceman and native of Giles County, died Wednesday, May 27, at Bay Pine Hospital near St. Petersburg, Fla.. after a long illness.

Funeral rites and burial will take place on June 1 in Bay Pines.
Born and reared at Lynnville, he was the son of the late J. Rabern Adkins and Eula Booth Adkins, was a veteran of both World War II and the Korean War. He was a Methodist.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Adkins is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alice Burgess Adkins; one step-daughter, Miss Lora Burgess, Bay Pines; five sisters, Mrs. J. C. Ervin, Hanes City, Fla., Mrs. Wayne Carnathan, Greenville, Ala., Mrs. Ken Ford, Memphis, Mrs. John Kastanakis, Huntsville, Ala., and Mrs. Dorris Goodman, Anchorage, Alaska; and two brothers, Lt. Col. James C. Adkins, Omaha, Neb. and Roy B. Adkins, Murfreesboro.

ADKISSON, James Robert The Pulaski Citizen 20 Dec 1950
Funeral services for James Robert Adkisson, 79, farmer of the Covey Hollow section of Maury County who died early Thursday morning after a long illness, were held at 10:30 o'clock Friday morning at Oakes and Nichols Funeral Home in Columbia. Rites were conducted by Riley Moore, and burial took place in McCains Cemetery.
Born in Giles County, he was the son of the late William G. Adkisson and Martha Lawhorn Adkisson. He was a member of the Church of Christ and a Woodman of the World.
Mr. Adkisson is survived by his wife, Mrs. Addie Hickman Adkisson; a daughter, Mrs. A. W. Gilliam; a son, W. M. Adkisson; and two grandchildren, all of Maury County.

ALBRIGHT, James Leven The Pulaski Citizen 9 Apr 1958
Funeral services for James Leven Albright, 75, retired farmer and watch repairman, will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, with the burial in Maplewood Cemetery. Mr. Albright was found dead in bed at 6 o'clock Monday morning at his home three miles south of Pulaski on the Crescent View Road. When neighbors failed to see him going about his home, the sheriff was called to investigate. Mr. Albright, who lived alone, was believed to have been dead about two days.
A native of the county, he was the son of the late W. L.Albright and Idenia Hardiman Albright.
The survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Finley Thomas, Crescent View, and Mrs. Mary Dixon, Washington, D. C., and one niece and one nephew. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

ALEXANDER, Anna Smith The Pulaski Citizen 20 Aug 1958
A Pulaski woman was killed when hit by an automobile at the intersection of South Second and Flower Streets in Pulaski Monday night at 6:55 o'clock.
Mrs. Anna Smith Alexander, 75, Negro, was dead on arrival at Giles County Hospital.
Officers who investigated the accident said she was hit by a car driven by Bobby Downing, Pulaski grocery clerk. Downing told police the woman stepped from behind a parked vehicle and into the path of his car. The car skidded nine feet, police said.
Mrs. Alexander was a retired lunchroom worker at Pulaski Elementary School. She had been staying at the home of Mrs. W. F. English on West Flower Street at night and was enroute there at the time of the accident.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p. m. Thursday at Agnew Methodist Church and burial was in the church cemetery with McKissack Funeral Home in charge.

ALEXANDER, Jesse W. The Pulaski Citizen 17 Feb 1954
Prayer services for Jesse W. Alexander, 96, retired Murfreesboro businessman, were held at 11 o'clock Wednesday morning at Woodfin Memorial Chapel in Murfreesboro, conducted by Rev. Ralph Llewellyn and the Rev. Walton L. Smith. Burial took place in the family lot in Evergreen Cemetery in that city.
Mr. Alexander died Monday night at his home in Murfreesboro following several years' illness.
A native of Williamson County, he was the son of the late John Alexander and Mary Jane Reams Alexander. He was a retired farmer and livery stable owner and had served as an elder in the First Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Alexander is survived by his wife, Mrs. Martha V. Abernathy Alexander, a native of Giles County; three daughters, Mrs. W. L. Smith, Smyrna, Mrs. J. O. Key, Paris, and Mrs. Mary Jane Alexander, Murfreesboro; three grandchildren, and one brother, Tom R. Alexander, Terre Haute, Ind.; formerly of Pulaski. Mrs. Alexander is the sister of the late Wiley T. Abernathy of Pulaski.

ALEXANDER, Jess The Pulaski Citizen 9 Mar 1955
Funeral services for Jess Alexander, 87, retired farmer of the Liberty community, were held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Liberty Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. W. C. Folks, pastor of the church. Burial took place in the Simpson Cemetery.
A lifelong resident of the county, he was born August 16, 1867, the son of the late Lem Alexander and Sallie Alexander, and was a member of the Methodist Church.
His wife, Mrs. Othello Koon Alexander, died in June of 1939.
Mr. Alexander is survived by two sons, Kelly Alexander, Prospect, with whom he made his home, and George Alexander, Pulaski; two grandchildren; and one brother, Jim Alexander, Athens, Ala. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

ALEXANDER, John White The Pulaski Citizen 29 Aug 1951
Funeral services for John White Alexander, 85, retired farmer of Giles County, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at Oakes and Nichols Funeral Home, in Columbia with Melvin Dugger officiating. Burial took place in Lynnwood Cemetery at Lynnville.
Mr. Alexander died Saturday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Willie Hayes, in the Campbell Station community, after several weeks illness.
Mr. Alexander, a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, was born and reared in the Campbellsville section, the son of Alex Alexander and Charity Yokley Alexander. His wife, Mrs. Carrie S. Alexander, died last year.
In addition to Mrs. Hayes, Mr. Alexander is survived by four other daughters, Mrs. L. A. Haney, St. Petersburg, Fla., Mrs. H. E. Williford, Campbell Station, Mrs. Ira Tucker, Belle Mina, Ala., and Mrs. J. R. Hayes, Columbia; two sons, Frank Alexander and Cecil Alexander, both of Campbell Station; one sister, Mrs. Florence Baker, Campbellsville; and one brother, Mack Alexander, of Ethridge; and six grandchildren.

ALEXANDER, Mattie Prior The Pulaski Citizen 3 Sep 1958
Funeral services for Mrs. Mack Alexander, 81, were held Thursday at North Funeral Home in Lawrenceburg with the burial in John Lay Cemetery in Ethridge. Mrs. Alexander died Wednesday, August 27, at her home at Ethridge after a long illness.
A native of Giles County, she was the former Miss Mattie Prior, daughter of the late John Prior and Elizabeth McCutcheon Prior. The widow of Mack Alexander of Campbellsville, she was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Alexander is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Clay Lance, Lawrenceburg, and Mrs. V. H. Felton, Madison; two sons, Elbert Alexander, Oak Ridge, and Clint Alexander, Ethridge, seven grandchildren; and one brother, Neal Prior, Ethridge.

ALEXANDER, Thomas R. The Pulaski Citizen 9 Feb 1955
Thomas R. Alexander, 86, retired Pulaski druggist, died Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. DeWitt Owen, at Terre Haute, Ind.
Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Sunday at Bennett-May Funeral Home in Pulaski. The Rev. S. Wallace Carr, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, officiated and burial was in Maplewood Cemetery in Pulaski.
A native of Franklin, Mr. Alexander had made his home in Pulaski most of his life and had been closely identified with the church, business and civic life of the county. He was an elder in the First Presbyterian Church and had been a leading druggist in the city for more than 40 years until his retirement some years ago.
He began his business career as a member of the Reeves and Alexander Drug firm, and later was associated with the Martin-Alexander Drug Store for some years before opening the Alexander Drug Store which he operated many years in the building on the east side of the square, now occupied by the Vogue.
Closing out his store in Pulaski, Mr. Alexander became connected with a drug store at Smyrna where he stayed several years. Later, he was connected with Loyd Drug Store and Pulaski Drug Store in Pulaski. In addition to his drug business, he was the owner of the Chero-Cola Bottling Company at Fayetteville for some time.
His wife, Miss Dana English, died several years ago.
Mr. Alexander is survived by his daughter, Mrs. DeWitt Owen, and one grandson, DeWitt Owen, Jr., both of Terre Haute.

ALLEN, Alice Daniels The Pulaski Citizen 18 Dec 1957
Funeral services for Alice Daniels Allen, 89, Giles County resident most of her life, were held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Campbellsville Church of Christ. A former Pulaski minister, Elmer Smith of Nashville, officiated and burial took place in the Yokley Cemetery at Campbellsville. Mrs. Allen died at 8:30 o'clock Saturday night, December 14, at the home of her son, R. L.Allen in the Rich Community, after a long illness.
Born April 22, 1886, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of the late J. C. Daniels and Mary Sneed Daniels, and was a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband, Jerome H. Allen died June 20, 1924.

Mrs. Allen is survived by four daughters, Mrs. M J. Shelby, Campbellsville, Mrs. Clarence Tyler and Mrs. J. M. Morphis, both of Culleoka, and Mrs. S. R. Irwin, Lynnville; three sons, R. L. Allen, A. V. Allen, Frankewing, and Eugene Allen, Waynesboro; twenty grandchildren, twenty-eight great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Pulaski Funeral Home, Morticians in charge.

ALLEN, Charles Robert The Pulaski Citizen 27 May 1959
Word has been received of the death of Charles Robert Allen, Jr., 37, broker of Charleston, S. C., at 11 o'clock Wednesday night, May 27, at a hospital in that city. His death came unexpectedly from a heart ailment.
Relatives, Mrs. Carl Reeves, Mrs. Robert Yancey, and Mrs. Cecil Appleby, Pulaski, and Cecil Appleby, Jr., of Nashville, will leave Thursday morning to attend the rites in Charleston; the time not determine at Press time.
Mr. Allen associated with his father, Charles Robertson Allen, in the brokerage business, is the son of the former Miss Jean Montgomery of Pulaski.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Allen is survived by his wife, Mrs. Fronie Allen; four children; two sisters, Mrs. Richard Langford, Annapolis, Md., and Mrs. Jack Boadman, Augusta, Ga., and one brother, Montgomery Allen, Atlanta, Ga.

ALLEN, Claude The Pulaski Citizen 7 Jul 1954
Claude Allen, 25, farmer of Elkton, lost his life in a drowning accident in Elk River near Elkton Saturday afternoon while investigating his trot lines in the stream. His body was recovered about three o'clock Monday afternoon by Sheriff Jack Redding, Deputy Sheriff Collins Wilkes, J. C. Inman and William Travis after dragging equipment from the office was put into operation in the area of the river near the trot line. The body was 150 yards from where the boat was found.
Although details of the drowning are lacking, Sheriff Redding said it is believed Allen fell into the river when his canoe upset. The boat was discovered Monday morning in willows along the bank of the stream, after he failed to return to his home, and recovery of the body followed.
An examination of the body by Pulaski doctors revealed no signs of foul play, Deputy Wilkes stated.
Funeral services were held at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning at the Elkton Cemetery by the Rev. H. L. Smith, pastor of the Elkton Methodist Church, and the Rev. Jack Jones, pastor of the Baptist Church at Elkton.
Allen is survived by his mother, Mrs. Florence Allen, and a sister, Mrs. William Travis, both of Elkton; and a brother, Eugene Allen of Culleoka. His father, James Tilton Allen, died several years ago.

ALLEN, Claudia The Pulaski Citizen 13 Jan 1954
Funeral services for Miss Claudia Allen, 75, who died at 6:45 o'clock Wednesday morning, January 13, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Reed Braly, will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home. Rites will be conducted by the Rev. Sam R. Dodson, Jr., pastor of the First Methodist Church and burial will take place in the family lot in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Her death followed an attack of influenza and a paralytic stroke.

A lifelong resident of the county, she was born January 6, 1879, the daughter of the late Porter Allen and Maggie Anderson Allen. She had been a member of the Methodist Church many years. In addition to her sister, Mrs. Braly, Miss Allen is survived by one nephew, Louis Braly, who lives one mile west of Pulaski. Wilson Carter and Company, Funeral Directors in charge.

ALLEN, Clifford R. Sr. The Pulaski Citizen 26 Sep 1956
Clifford R. Allen, Sr., 75, native of Pulaski and the father of State Senator Clifford Allen and State Representative Nominee Mel W. Allen of Nashville, died of cancer Thursday in Washington Saturday.
The son of state supreme court Justice John T. Allen and Ella Wilkerson Allen, Mr. Allen attended the University of Tennessee and was graduated from Cumberland University in 1901. He married the former Suzanne Blake Kelley. She died in 1933. In 1936 Mr. Allen married the former Grace Daniels. She survives.
A resident of Washington for the part 47 years. he was a member of the Founders Methodist Church in that city.
Besides the widow and two sons, he is survived by another son, Marshall Allen, of Chicago.

ALLEN, Dora Storey The Pulaski Citizen 30 Sep 1959
Funeral services for Mrs. Dora Storey Allen, 52, will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home with a Fayetteville funeral director in charge of the rites. Dr. William H. Mansfield, associate pastor of First Methodist Church of which she was a member, will officiate and burial will take place in the family lot in Maplewood Cemetery. Mrs. Allen died about 8 o'clock Wednesday morning, September 30, at her home on East Jefferson Street after a long illness.
Born September 4, 1907, in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Lewis E. Storey and Mary Lou Johnson Storey. Her husband, Willard Allen died in 1948.
Mrs. Allen is survived by one brother, Edward B. Storey, Pulaski; and one sister, Mrs. Sam Ellis, Montgomery, Ala.

ALLEN, Elizabeth Thomas The Pulaski Citizen 28 Nov 1951
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas Allen, 79, native of Giles County, who died at 10:35 o'clock Friday night, November 23, were held at 10:30 o'clock Monday morning at John C. Roach Funeral Home in Nashville. Burial took place in Spring Hill Cemetery.
She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Richard D. Williams, in Nashville, after a long illness. Mrs. Allen was born and reared at Lynnville, the daughter of the late Caleb Thomas and Bentie White Thomas. Her husband, the Rev. Albert S. Allen, pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church in Nashville for twenty-seven years, died several years ago.
In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Allen is survived by one son, Sidney Allen of Memphis; and three grandchildren.

ALLEN, Ella Underwood The Pulaski Citizen 25 Nov 1959

Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Underwood Allen, 40, were at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Church of Christ ministers, Gilbert Shaffer and David East. Burial took place in Lynnwood Cemetery. Mrs. Allen died Sunday at her home in Pulaski, after a long period of declining health.
A member of the Church of Christ, she was born December 23, 1918, in Giles County, the daughter of the late W. H. Underwood and Mary Kersey Underwood.
Mrs. Allen is survived by her husband, Joe Allen. Bennett-May and Company, in charge.
ALLEN, Felix E. The Pulaski Citizen 3 Nov 1954
Funeral services for Felix E. Allen, 76, resident of Athens, Ala., and father of Leslie G. Allen of Pulaski, were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Limestone Presbyterian Church. Mr. Allen died at 11 o'clock Sunday night at his home.
Burial took place in Limestone Cemetery.
In addition to the son at Pulaski, Mr. Allen is survived by another son, Rufus Allen, Decatur, Ala.; one daughter, Mrs. Pat Shaw, Athens; seven grandchildren; one great grandchild; one brother and eight sisters.

ALLEN, Ida Shelton The Pulaski Citizen 4 Jan 1956
Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Shelton Allen, 73, will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Pulaski Funeral Home, conducted by Virgil Bradford, minister of East Hill Church of Christ. Burial will take place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mrs. Allen died in her sleep on Tuesday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Melvin C. Weatherman, after a long illness. A native of Giles County, she was born June 12, 1882, the daughter of the late Tom Shelton and Mary Osborne Shelton, and was a member of East Hill Church of Christ. Her husband, Solon Whitfield Allen, died forty-two years ago.
In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Weatherman, with whom she had lived eight years; Mrs. Allen is survived by one sister, Mrs. Sam Carr, Pulaski; one brother, Ira Shelton, Pulaski; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Pulaski Funeral Home, Morticians in charge.

ALLEN, John Henry The Pulaski Citizen 10 Sep 1958
Funeral services for John Henry Allen, 68, farmer of the Powell Road section, were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Pisgah Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton.. Burial took place in the church cemetery. Mr. Allen died at noon Thursday, September 4, at Giles County Hospital.
A native of Cullman, Ala., he was born June 29, 1890, the son of the late Hubert Allena nd Mattie Webster Allen. His first wife, Mrs. Annie Mitchell Allen died about 1941.
Mr. Allen is survived by his second wife, Mrs. Mattie Beard Allen; three daughters, Miss Bertha Allen and Mrs. Lucile Gray, Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Mrs. Lenora Reed, Cullman, Ala.; two sons Redd Allen, Trenton, Mich., and Fred Allen; fifteen grandchildren; two brothers, Nelson Allen and Walter Allen, Cullman, Ala.; and one step-son, William Webster. Bennett-May Company, funeral directors in charge.

ALLEN, Malcolm The Pulaski Citizen 9 Jan 1957

Malcolm Allen, 49, Giles County farmer and lumberman, was killed about 10:30 a. m. Saturday in a timber-cutting accident at a farm in the Friendship Community where he and workmen were felling trees.
Funeral services were held at 11 a. m. Monday at Methodist Church at Cornersville by the Rev. J. T. Culbreath and the Rev. Mack Pinkelton. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery in Giles County.
A tree which Allen had cut fell against another, causing a limb of the second to fall and strike Allen's head, officers said.
Mr. Allen was a native of Giles County, son of Mrs. Leota Poarch Allen, Diana, and the late Sam Allen. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Maxie George Allen; a daughter, Barbara Allen, Friendship; a son, Cpl. Vernon Allen, with the U. S. Army in Hawaii; a sister, Mrs. Mary Ruth Anderson, Birmingham, Ala.; three brothers, Floyd Allen, Cornersville, Ben Allen, Giles County and Elbert Allen, Detroit, Mich.

ALLEN, Mary Lou Compton The Pulaski Citizen 9 Feb 1955
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Lou Compton Allen, 88, lifelong resident of Giles County, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at East Hill Church of Christ. Rites were conducted by Virgil Bradford, minister of the church, and J. Bedford Rasbury, minister of Second Street Church of Christ, and burial took place in the family lot in Campbellsville Cemetery.
Mrs. Allen died at 7:20 o'clock Sunday morning, February 6, after a five months illnes at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Rebecca Allen Clifton, in Pulaski.
Born August 13, 1886, in the northern part of the county, she was the daughter of the late DeWitt Compton and Nancy Gibson Compton, and had been a member of the Church of Christ since her girlhood. Her husband, Aaron James Allen, died February 1, 1925.
Mrs. Allen is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Clifton and Mrs. John Ward, both of Pulaski, Mrs. Oscar W. Wells and Mrs. Pitman White, both of the Yokley community, and Mrs. Hardy Walker, Lawrencburg; two sons, Luther Allen, Campbellsville, and Joe Allen, Pulaski; twenty-two grandchildren and thirty-three great grandchildren; and one brother, Herbert Compton, Yokley. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors in charge.

ALLEN, Mattie Witt The Pulaski Citizen 17 Oct 1956
Funeral services for Mrs. R. O. Allen, 84, native of Lynnville, will be held Thursday afternoon at Bryan, Texas and burial will take place in that city. Mrs. Allen died at 8:30 o'clock Tuesday night, October 16, at her home after a period of declining health.
The former Miss Mattie Witt of Lynnville, she was the daughter of the late Carter Harrison Witt, Sr., and Sallie Bugg Witt, members of prominent pioneer families of the county. In 1898 she went to Mississippi to live for a time, later going to Bryan where she spent the greater part of her life. Mr. Allen died about twenty years ago.
Mrs. Allen is survived by one daughter in Bryan; and one son in Dallas, Texas; and one brother, Carter H. Witt, Lynnville.

ALLEN, Minnie Lee McALISTER B. The Pulaski Citizen 6 Jun 1951

Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Lee McAlister B. Allen, 64, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at New Sharon Church of God, conducted by the Rev. Campbell, pastor of the church. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Allen, a resident of Hazel Green, Ala., died at 5 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the Lincoln County Hospital at Fayetteville after a brief illness.
Daughter of Green McAlister and Ida McAlister, she was born on July 28, 1886.
Her first marriage was to Jasper Billings who died approximately thirty years ago. Their children are: Mrs. J. C. Billings, Blanche, Tenn., Mrs. T. H. Leake, Athens, Ala., and Mrs. James Widner, Conway in Giles County; J. N. Billings, Taft, in Lincoln County, Buford Billings, Hazel Green, Ala., Alton Billings, Brunswick, Ga., and Hubert Billings, Washington, D. C.
Her second marriage was to James Houston Allen, who survives. Their children are Mrs. Forney Wicks, Huntsville, Ala., and J. H. Allen, Jr., who lives in Hazel Green, Ala.
Mrs. Allen is also survived by thirty-four grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

ALLEN, Susie Orman Mullins The Pulaski Citizen 30 Apr 1958
Funeral services for Mrs. Susie Orman Mullins Allen, 75, former resident of Giles County, were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by Dr. William H. Mansfield, associate pastor of First Methodist Church. Burial took place in the Bryant Cemetery at Mooresville.
Mrs. Allen died at 11 o'clock Friday morning, April 25, at a Lewisburg nursing home after a period of declining health.
A native of Marshall County, she was the daughter of the late T.Friel Mullins and Sara Jane Robbins Mullins. Her husband, Will T. Allen, died several years ago.
Mrs. Allen is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Stanley J. Reynolds, Fort Wayne, Ind.; one grandson; and one brother, Claggett Mullins, Newburn, Tenn. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge.

ALLEN, William McKinley The Pulaski Citizen 4 Apr 1951
Funeral services for William McKinley Allen, 35, who died Thursday, March 22, at the home in the Chestnut Grove section, were held the following Saturday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by Elder A. C. Dreaden, minister of the Pulaski Church of Christ. Burial took place in Rose Hill Cemetery in the Nineteenth Civil District.
Born August 19, 1915, in Giles County, he was the son of Mrs. Lola Willis Allen and the late W. H. Allen. He had been in declining health for several years.
His father was killed in an accident in 1950.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Allen is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Ed Butler Hayes and Mrs. Clifford Toone, both of Pulaski, and Mrs. Lawrence H. Toone, of the Agnew Creek section of the county; and five brothers, James Allen, U. S. Marine Corps, Ted Allen, U. S. Air Corps, Ed Allen, Chestnut Grove, Roy Allen, Elkton and Aut Allen, Wales. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

ALLEN, Will T. The Pulaski Citizen 12 May 1954

Will T. Allen, 76, native of Giles County, were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home in Pulaski, conducted by the Rev. James T. Parsons, Methodist minister. Burial took place in the Mooresville Cemetery.
Mr. Allen died Thursday morning, May 6, at his home in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Mr. Allen is survived by his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Stanley J. Reynolds and one grandchild, all of Fort Wayne; and one sister, Mrs. Ostella Coleman, Texarkana, Texas.
Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

ALLRED, Alitha Edmundson The Pulaski Citizen 14 Oct 1949
Mrs.Alitha Edmundson Allred, 52, died unexpectedly about 5:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon, October 8, near her home in the Kedron community. She had suffered a heart ailment for several years.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Kedron Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Elwood Denson, a former pastor. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
Born April 6, 1901, in the southern part of Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Van Edmundson and Zora Rogers Edmundson. She was a member of the Methodist Church and was president of the Kedron Home Demonstration Club.
Mrs. Allred is survived by her husband, Julius Allred; three sons, Edwin Allred and Billy Donald Allred, both of Chattanooga, and Wendell Allred, Kedron; a brother, Rogers Edmundson, Akron, Ohio; and two half-sisters, Mrs. Claude Rogers, Prospect and Mrs. Frank Barnes, Stella. Wilson Carter and Company, Funeral Directors.

ALLRED, Claude A. The Pulaski Citizen 12 Dec 1951
Funeral services for Claude A. Allred, 69, resident of Decatur, Ala., for sixteen years, who died at 2:15 o'clock Sunday afternoon, December 9, at Hamilton-Ellis Clinic in that city, were held at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Kedron Methodist Church. Rites were conducted by the Rev. Elwood Denson, pastor of the church, and burial took place in the family lot in the church cemetery.
Born February 1, 1887, and was reared in Giles County, he was the son of the late John Wesley and Martha Adelaide Hughey Allred.
He had been in the mercantile business since he moved to Decatur, and had been a member of the Methodist Church since his youth.
His first wife, Mrs. Eula Eubank Allred, died June 8, 1941.
Mr. Allred is survived by his second wife, Mrs. Minnie Smith Allred; one daughter, Mrs. Houston Ross, Aspen Hill; two sons, Julius Allred, Prospect and Shirley Allred, Decatur, Ala.; and seven grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Giles Tucker, Prospect, and Buck Allred, both of Nashville.
ALSUP, Callie Robinson The Pulaski Citizen 12 Sep 1951
Funeral services for Mrs. Callie Robinson Alsup, 88, who died at 4:45 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, September 6, at the Austin Hewitt Home, were held at one o'clock Thursday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister. Burial took place in the Jackson Cemetery, south of Minor Hill. She broke her hip three weeks ago.
Mrs. Alsup, a resident of the Hewitt Home for fifteen years, was born April 7, 1863, in Limestone County, Ala. She was was a member of the Methodist Church.

Her husband, Henry Alsup, died forth years ago. All six of her children are dead.
Mrs. Alsup is survived by several grandchildren, among the number, Mrs. Edward B. Story, Pulaski, Mrs. Don Irving, Sebring, Ohio, and Mrs. Fulton Green, Green Hill, Ala.; and several great grandchildren.

ALSUP, Ervin Howard The Pulaski Citizen 4 Feb 1959
Funeral services for Ervin Howard Alsup, 89, retired farmer of the Stella community, were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Stella Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Burial took place in the church cemetery. Mr. Alsup died Sunday at Auburndale, Fla., where he had been making his home for the past ten years. He had been in failing health for several years.
Born May 5, 1869, in Giles County, he was the son of the late John W. Alsup and Mary Kelly Alsup. He was a member of the Christian Church.
Mr. Alsup is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mazie Stovall Alsup; two daughters, Mrs. John T. Kelly, Auburndale, Fla. and Mrs. John B. Harrison, Sr., Pulaski; two sons, W. O. Alsup and Charlie Alsup, both of Giles County; eleven grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren. Wilson T. Carter and Company, in charge.

AMASON, Geneva Ann Phillips The Pulaski Citizen 1 Oct 1958
Funeral services Mrs. Geneva Ann Phillips Amason, 48, Minor Hill housewife, were held at one o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Bethel Baptist Church in Limestone, Ala., conducted by the Rev. V. W. McDougal. Burial took place in the Mitchell Cemetery in that county.
Mrs. Amason died at 1:20 o'clock Monday morning, September 29, at her home at Minor Hill after an extended illness.
Born September 28, 1910, she was the daughter of H. W. Phillips and Mrs. Lela Burgess Phillips of Lawrence County and was a member of the Baptist Church.
In additon to her parents, Mrs. Amason is survived by her husband, J. B. Amason; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Frances Sneed, Route 1, Pulaski, and Mrs. Neta Hayes Hall, Minor Hill; one son, Woodston Amason, Minor Hill; five grandchildren; one brother, Jasper Phillips, Minor Hill; and three sisters, Mrs. Mamie Knight, Indianapolis, Ind., Mrs. Madelene Shelton, Lawrenceburg, and Mrs. Evelene Sneed, Fayetteville. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge.

AMIS, John Lewis The Pulaski Citizen 22 Sep 1954
John Lewis Amis, 86, retired Giles County farmer, died at 7 o'clock Thursday afternoon, September 16, at a Nashville nursing home, following a long illness.
Funeral rites were held at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. A. R. Hogan, Methodist minister, and burial took place in the family lot in Maplewood Cemetery in Pulaski.
A member of the church since his youth, he was born April 28, 1868, in Giles County, the only child of his parents, Lewis Amis and Rebecca Summerhill Amis, early settlers of the county. His wife, Mrs. Emma Allen Amis, died in January of 1939.

Mr. Amis is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Mildred Tolleson, Atlanta, Ga.; three sons, John Horace Amis, Pulaski, Charles Amis, Nashville, and Frank Amis, Detroit, Mich.; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

ANDERSON, Hiram Samuel The Pulaski Citizen 31 Oct 1951
Hiram Samuel Anderson, a native of Giles County, died on October 9, in Dallas, Texas, following a four weeks illness. He died at the home of his daughter where he was visiting.
Funeral rites took place in Dallas.
Born June 3, 1870, at Brick Church in Giles County, he was the son of the late Robert J. Anderson and Rachel Everly Anderson.
In addition to his daughter, Mr. Anderson is survived by one sister, Mrs. Kate A. Williams of Franklin, Tenn.
He had been an elder in a Presbyterian Church in Dallas more than thirty years and was active in the work of the Y. M. C. A.

ANDERSON, Jane Simpson The Pulaski Citizen 19 Feb 1958
Mrs. Jane Simpson Anderson, widow of Albert Sidney Anderson, native Giles Countian, died on Saturday, February 1, at her home in Dallas, Texas. Funeral rites were held on February 5 with burial in that city. A native of Covington, Tenn., she formerly lived in Pulaski. Her husband, Sidney Anderson, died about twenty years ago. For many years the family made their home in San Antonio, Texas.
Mrs. Anderson is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Frank Cavett, Hollywood, Calif., and Mrs. Neil MacMillan, Old Greenwich, Conn.; one son, Albert Sidney Anderson, Jr., El Paso, Texas; several grandchildren; and one sisters, Mrs. E. C. White, Waco, Texas.

ANDERSON, John Marshall The Pulaski Citizen 21 May 1958
Funeral services for John Marshall Anderson, 48, farmer of the Weakley Creek section, were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the chapel of Pulaski Funeral Home. Rites were conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton and the Rev. Robert L. Wilsford, Baptist ministers, and burial took place in New Hope Church Cemetery on Weakley Creek.
Mr. Anderson, who had been in declining health for the past two years, died at 3:30 o'clock Saturday morning, May 17, at the home.
Born July 19, 1909, in Giles County, he was the son of Tom D. Anderson and Susie Petty Anderson, and was a deacon in New Hope Baptist Church. During World War II, he was employed at Redstone Arsenal at Huntsville, Ala., later working for the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company at Birmingham, Ala.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Anderson is survived by two brothers, Loyd Anderson, Nashville and Joe Anderson, Pulaski; and one sister, Mrs. Martin Harris, Birmingham, Ala.; and several nieces and nephews. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge.

ANDERSON, J. Sumpter The Pulaski Citizen 22 Sep 1954
Dr. J. Sumpter Anderson, 60, prominent Nashville surgeon, died enroute to Mid-State Baptist Hospital after suffering a heart attack at his home on Hampton Avenue about 4 a. m. Tuesday.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a. m. Wednesday at Trinity Presbyterian Church on Hillsboro road, conducted by Dr. Thomas C. Barr and the Rev. Flynn Humphreys. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery in Nashville.
Dr. Anderson had suffered from heart disease for some time, and came near death from an attack of pancreatitis in March, 1953, but had been in apparent good health recently.
Dr. Anderson was born in Pulaski, November 22, 1893, a son of the late Edgar F. and Beulah Sumpter Anderson. He was educated in Giles County public schools and attended Massey Preparatory School in Pulaski before going to Vanderbilt University where he received his medical degree in 1921.
During his junior and senior year at Vanderbilt, he interned at Protestant hospital (now Mid-State Baptist Hospital), and then served as resident for 18 months at Carson C. Peck Memorial Hospital in Brooklyn, N. Y. On his return to Nashville, he became associated with his uncle, Dr. William D. Sumpter, and Dr. E. M. Sanders.
He was active in the Masonic Lodge and was a past potentate of Al Menah Shrine temple. He was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, a veteran of World War I and member of the Nashville Post No. 5, American Legion, the 4 0 and 8, and had been a member of the draft appeal board in Nashville since it was organized in 1940 through World War II.
Dr. Anderson is survived by his wife, Mrs. Grace Smith Anderson; a son, Dr. J. Sumpter Anderson, Jr., San Francisco, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Fred Overton, Nashville; and aunt, Mrs. J. A. Nichols, Nashville; his uncle, Dr. Sumpter; and a granddaughter, Linda Jean Anderson.

ANDERSON, Mary Lou Braly The Pulaski Citizen 08 Apr 1959
Funeral services for Mrs. Tate Anderson, native of Giles County, were held at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning in Atlanta, with the burial in that city. Mrs. Anderson who was stricken with a paralytic stroke on March 29, died early Sunday morning, April 5, at an Atlanta hospital.
Born in the Pisgah community, she was the daughter of the late Will L. Braly and Emma Yarbrough Braly. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mrs. Anderson is survived by her husband, Tate Anderson, retired postal employee; one son, Arnold B. Anderson; two grandchildren, Atlanta, Ga.; two sisters, Mrs. Virgil Smith and Mrs. Raymond Oliver, both of Pisgah; and three brothers, Eugene and Hugh Braly, Pulaski, and Bate Braly, Sarasota, Fla.

ANDERSON, Ruth Allen Murrey The Pulaski Citizen 5 Feb 1958
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Allen Murrey Anderson, 40, of Birmingham, Ala., were held Thursday at McDaniel Funeral Home in Cornersville. Burial took place in New Hope Cemetery at Cornersville. Mrs. Anderson died Tuesday in a Birmingham hospital after an illness of three weeks.
Born in Giles County, she was the daughter of Mrs. Leota Poarch Allen of Diana and the late Sam Allen. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
In addition to her mother, Mrs. Anderson is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Williams, Birmingham, Ala.; one son, Kenneth Allen Murrey, Diana; two grandchildren; and three brothers, Floyd Allen, Cornersville, Elbert Allen, Detroit, Mich., and Ben Allen, Pulaski.

ANGUS, Aub The Pulaski Citizen 28 Feb 1951

Aub Angus, 69, native Giles Countian, and in recent years a merchant in Columbia died at 3 o'clock Sunday morning, February 25, in Vanderbilt Hospital after several months illness.
Prayer services were held at one o'clock Monday afternoon at Oakes and Nichols Chapel in Columbia, followed by funeral services at 2 o'clock at the Lynnville Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. N. O. Allen, of College Grove. Burial took place in Lynnwood Cemetery.
A native of Giles County, he was the son of the late James F. Angus and Lou Carpenter Angus, and a member of the Taylors Chapel Methodist Church. He farmed in the Rich community of Giles County before going to Columbia twelve years ago to operate a store.
Mr.Angus is survived by his wife, Mrs. Eula Stewart Angus; two daughters, Mrs. Wilkin Thurman and Mrs. Imogene Cushing, both of Columbia; one son, Willie L. Angus, Rich; six grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. W. H. Owens, Rich; and two brothers, Dale Angus, Fort Worth, Texas and Jack Angus, Columbia.

ANTHONY, Bertha Downing The Pulaski Citizen 18 Jun 1952
Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha Downing Anthony, 66, were held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by Elder Virgil Bradford, minister of the East Hill Church of Christ, Pulaski, and Elder Paul Matthews of Columbia. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
She died at 3:45 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the home of her son, Robert Anthony, in Columbia, following a long illness.
Born and reared in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late George Downing and Ella Surles Downing. Mrs. Anthony, a member of the Church of Christ, was the wife of Grover C. Anthony, retired farmer, who survives. She had lived in this county most of her life, going to Columbia a year ago.
In addition to her husband and son, Mrs. Anthony is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Cleveland Jones, Columbus, Ga.; and one sister, Mrs. D. D. Paysinger, Lynnville. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

ANTHONY, Esker Williams The Pulaski Citizen 26 Aug 1959
Mrs. Joe Lee Anthony, 78, Lawrenceburg, died of a heart ailment Wednesday, August 19, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Charles E. Eakin, Nashville. Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Pleasant Grove Methodist Church, Lawrence County, conducted by the Rev. Ernest Blessing and the Rev. C. W. Kunselman. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
A native of Giles County, she moved to Lawrence County at an early age. She was a member of Coleman Memorial Methodist Church.
Mrs. Anthony, the former Esker Williams, is survived by one daughter; and two sons, Norman Anthony, Astoria, Ore., and James H. Anthony, New Orleans, La.

ANTHONY, Grover Benton The Pulaski Citizen 27 Oct 1954

Funeral services for Grover Benton Anthony, 71, retired Giles County farmer, were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. J. E. Trotter, Methodist minister, and Virgil Bradford, Church of Christ minister. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mr. Anthony died Tuesday at the home of his son, Robert Anthony in Columbia with whom he had made his home the past six years. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mr. Anthony, a native of Giles County, was a son of the late Noah Anthony and Henrietta Fogg Anthony. His wife, Mrs. Bertha Downing Anthony, died in 1952.
In addition to his son, Mr. Anthony is survived by one daughter, Mrs. C. H. Jones, Columbus, Ohio; one grandchild; one sister, Miss Mollie Anthony; and one brother, Joe Anthony, both of Giles County. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

ANTHONY, Ida Allred The Pulaski Citizen 5 Sep 1956
Funeral services for Mrs. Dan Anthony, 80 year old resident of the Rockwood community, were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. William A. Jones, Jr., rector of the Episcopal Church. Burial took place in the Anthony Cemetery at Rockwood.
Mrs. Anthony who has been in declining health the past year died at 2:40 o'clock Monday morning at Giles County Hospital.
The former Miss Ida Allred, she was born January 29, 1876 in Giles County, the daughter of the late James Allred, and Adeline Hughey Allred, and was a member of the Methodist Church. Her husband, Dan Anthony died sixteen years ago.
Mrs. Anthony is survived by two sisters, Mrs. A. B. Garner, Rockwood, and Mrs. Giles E. Tucker, Kedron. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

ANTHONY, Joe The Pulaski Citizen 16 Nov 1955
Funeral services for Joe Anthony, 58, farmer and cattle buyer of the Rockwood community, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at East Hill Church of Christ, conducted by Virgil Bradford, minister of the church, and George Williams, Church of Christ minister of Athens, Ala. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mr. Anthony who had been in failing health the past two years, died at 12:30 o'clock Sunday morning at Giles County Hospital where he had been a patient one week.
A lifelong resident of the county, he was born March 19, 1897, the son of the late Joseph Noah Anthony and Henrietta Fogg Anthony.
Mr. Anthony is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Curtis Anthony; and one sister, Miss Mollie Anthony, Rockwood. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

ANTHONY, Mary Mildred Kimbrough The Pulaski Citizen 23 Sep 1953
Mrs. Mary Mildred Kimbrough, 80, died at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon, September 20, at Giles County Hospital, following a three weeks' illness.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. S. O. McAdoo, Cumberland Presbyterian minister. Burial took place in the Anthony Hill Cemetery in the Rockwood community.

The daughter of the late Reece Kimbrough and Mary Fogg Kimbrough, she was born July 7, 1873, in Giles County. She was a member of Fiducia Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Her husband, Neil S. Anthony, died approximately twenty-five years ago.
Mrs. Anthony is survived by only one son, Wilson Anthony, with whom she had lived in the Rockwood community; and one brother, Lake Kimbrough, Columbia. Bennett-May and Company, funeral directors.

APPLETON, David Roosevelt The Pulaski Citizen 21 May 1952
A Giles County boy at work on a new job received fatal injuries on Tuesday afternoon, when David Roosevelt Appleton, 18, died about 3 p. m. at Jackson's Clinic, Lester, Ala.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. T. C. (Lum) Appleton, the young man had just begun work at a sawmill owned by Lewis Williams, near Anderson, Ala., when he was crushed by two logs. Although he was able to get up, he suffered internal injuries, and died shortly after he arrived at the hospital. According to reports, the youth had determined to work at the sawmill during vacation time, stating that he "wanted to learn it." He was a senior at Rogersville, Ala., High School.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Bethel Baptist Church, south of Minor Hill by the Rev. Russell Boaz, pastor of the Lawrenceburg Methodist Church. Burial will take place in Minor Hill Cemetery.
A native of Giles County, David was the son of Thomas C. Appleton. In addition to his parents, he is survived by six sisters, Mrs. Leo Bailey, Mrs. Alton Bailey, both of Anderson, Ala., Mrs. David Pumphrey, Warren, Ohio, Mrs. Harry Sandusky, Lakeland, Fla., and Misses Yvonne and Willodean Appleton of Minor Hill; two brothers, John Robert and R. H. Appleton, Minor Hill, and his maternal grandfather, Robert S. Shelton. Pulaski Funeral Home, Funeral Directors.

APPLETON, Nancy E. Sutton The Pulaski Citizen 11 Nov 1953
Mrs. Nancy E. Appleton, 96, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sam Adams, Veto, Ala., Wednesday morning. Funeral services will be held by the Rev. Dean Bolan, pastor of the Veto Methodist Church on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with burial at Veto Cemetery.
A native of Georgia, Mrs. Appleton was the daughter of the late Hiram and Easter Phillips Sutton. She had lived in Giles County most of her life, and was a member of the Church of Christ.
In addition to Mrs. Sam Adams, she is survived by four other daughters, Mrs. Jim Johnson, Bodenham, Mrs. Thomas Clark, Leoma, Mrs. Hardy Long, Pulaski, Mrs. Guy Duncan, of Battle Creek, Mich.; four sons, John Appleton, Veto, Dave Appleton, Pulaski, Douglas Appleton, Lawrenceburg and Weakley Appleton, Coldwater, Mich.

APPLETON, Robert David The Pulaski Citizen 21 Dec 1955
Funeral services for Robert David Appleton, 76, local brick mason, were held at one o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Pulaski Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister and burial took place in Moriah Cemetery.
Mr. Appleton died at ten o'clock Monday night at his home on West Poplar Street after a long illness.
Born March 6, 1879, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Sam Appleton and Elmina Sutton Appleton, and was a member of the Methodist Church.
His wife, Mrs. Myrtle Appleton, died August 5, 1948.

Mr. Appleton is survived by three daughters, Miss Maudie Appleton, Pulaski, Mrs. Thomas Hyatt and Mrs. Robert Hutton, Giles County; three sons, Mack Appleton, Robert Appleton, and Cletus Appleton, all of Pulaski; twenty grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Geneva Griggs, Pulaski, Mrs. Sam Adams, Veto, Ala., Mrs. Jim Johnson, Bodenham, Mrs. Thomas Clark, Leoma, and Mrs. Guy Duncan, Battle Creek, Mich.; and three brothers, John Appleton, Veto, Ala., Douglas Appleton, Lawrenceburg, and Weakley Appleton, Coldwater, Mich. Pulaski Funeral Home, Morticians in charge.

APPLETON, William H. The Pulaski Citizen 12 Apr 1950
Funeral services for William H. Appleton, 75, who died on Wednesday, April 5, at his home at Veto, following a long illness, were held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at Veto Church. The Rev. J. H. Upton, Methodist minister, officiated and burial took place in the Brown Cemetery at Veto.
A native of Giles County, he had lived for the past twenty-eight years in the Veto community.
His wife, Mrs. Tish Woodley Appleton, died two days previous to his death. They had no children.
Mr. Appleton is survived by his mother, Mrs. Elmina Appleton, Veto; five sisters, Mrs. Mickie Johnson, Bodenham, Mrs. Easter Adams and Mrs. Geneva Long Griggs, both of Veto, Mrs. Mary Clark, Leoma, and Mrs. Lelia Duncan, Battle Creek, Mich.; and four brothers, John Appleton, Veto, Dave Appleton, Pulaski, Douglas Appleton, Lawrenceburg and Weakley Appleton, Ohio.

ARNETT, Charles T. The Pulaski Citizen 3 Nov 1954
Col. Charles T. Arnett, 49, retired Air Force officer and teacher in Florence State Teachers College, Florence, Ala., died Wednesday, October 20, at his home after a long illness.
Funeral services were held the following Friday in Florence and burial took place in Florence Cemetery.
A former member of the War Department's General staff, he was a nephew of Mrs. Floyd Nelson of Pulaski.
Col. Arnett is survived by his wife; two daughters; one sister; two brothers; and his grandmother, Mrs. George Seay of Montgomery, Ala., who has frequently visited Mrs. Nelson.

ARNEY, Ella Young The Pulaski Citizen 1 Nov 1950
Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Young Arney, 83, resident of the Frankewing community the greater part of her life, were held at 11 o'clock Sunday morning at the Frankewing Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Wyatt Harwell and the Rev. J. C. Elkins, Methodist ministers. Burial took place in the family lot in the Wright Cemetery at McBurg.
Mrs. Arney died at 5 o'clock Friday afternoon, October 27, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Con W. Lanier, near Brick Church, following a long illness.
Daughter of the late Alfred Young and Fannie Young, early residents of the county, she was a native of the county and was a member of the Methodist Church.

Her husband, Dan W. Arney died in March 1934. Mrs. Arney is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Lanier, Brick Church, Mrs. Sayre Slaussen, Frankewing, Mrs. Tully Reed, Boonshill, and Mrs. Dewey Toone, Athens, Ala.; two sons, Clifford Arney and Horace Arney, both of Nashville; a step-daughter, Mrs. Cleveland Parker, Campbellsville; and one step-son, Elmo Arney, Veto, Ala.; and two sisters, Miss Estelle Young and Mrs. Dave Hamlin, both of Waxahachie, Texas, and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

ARNEY, Kathleen Allen The Pulaski Citizen 11 Oct 1950
Funeral services for Mrs. Kathleen Allen Arney, 71, who died suddenly of a heart attack on Tuesday morning, October 10, at her home in Giles County, near Veto, Ala., were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Prospect Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Elwood Denson, pastor. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery in Pulaski.
A lifelong resident of Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie Allen and Jane Adkins Allen. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mrs Arney is survived by her husband, B. Elmo Arney; three sons, Allen Arney, Nashville, Roy Brown Arney, Wales and Benton Arney, Veto; and two grandsons.

ARNOLD, Lawrence Eldridge The Pulaski Citizen 1 Mar 1950
Lawrence Eldridge Arnold, 76 year old retired farmer of Hickman County, and father of Foster E. Arnold, Pulaski businessman, died at one o'clock Thursday morning, February 23, at his home near Centerville, following a three year illness.
Funeral rites were held at one o'clock Friday afternoon in the chapel of McDonald Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. E. H. Stout. Burial took place in Centerville Cemetery.
A native of Hickman County, he was the son of the late Ben Arnold and Mary Totty Arnold, and was a member of the Church of Christ.
Mr. Arnold is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sallie Twomey Arnold; three sons, Foster Arnold of Pulaski, Billy Arnold of Centerville and Walker Arnold of Nashville; two sisters, Mrs. Mattie
Williams, Totty's Bend in Hickman County, and Mrs. Hattie Alderson of California; one brother, Totty's Bend, and two grandchildren.

ARTHUR, Elmer Marvin The Pulaski Citizen 27 Feb 1952
Elmer Marvin Arthur, 69, retired farmer of the Sixteenth Civil District, died suddenly of a heart attack at 9:15 o'clock Tuesday night, February 26, at Giles County Hospital.
Funeral rites will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. J. C. Elkins, pastor of the Diana Methodist Church. Burial will take place in the family lot Maplewood Cemetery.
Born in Limestone County, Ala., on December 30, 1882, he was the son of the late Richard Arthur and Mary Ellen Brooks Arthur. He had resided in Giles County for fifty years.
His wife, Mrs. Lena Gray Wolfe Arthur, died Sept. 27, 1947.
Mr. Arthur is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Clarence Pierce, Odd Fellows Hall, with whom he made his home, Mrs. Frances Minor, Pulaski, and Mrs. Levoy Porter, Detroit, Mich.,; five sons, Clifford Arthur and Marvin Arthur, both of Pulaski, W. A. Arthur, Aspen Hill, and John Richard Arthur and Chester Ray Arthur, both of Odd Fellows Hall; fourteen grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. John Colbert, Pulaski, and Mrs. John Poff, Decatur, Ala.; and one brother, Oscar Lee Arthur, Pulaski. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.


ARTHUR, Laura Cole The Pulaski Citizen 29 Sep 1954
Mrs. Laura Cole Arthur, 77, widow of Richard Arthur, died at 10:30 o'clock Sunday morning, September 26, at the home of her niece, Mrs. Clifford Richardson, in Pulaski, following a long period of illness.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at Elkton Methodist Church, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. H. L. Smith, and burial took place in the family lot in Elkton Cemetery.
Born July 28, 1878 in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Josiah Cole and Martha E. Davidson Cole, and was a member of the Methodist Church. Her husband, Richard Arthur, died thirty-six years ago.
In addition to Mrs. Richardson with whom she made her home, Mrs. Arthur is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Todd Scruggs, Pulaski, and Mrs. Cliff Fogg, Elkton; and a number of other nieces and nephews. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

ARTHUR, Maggie Deason The Pulaski Citizen 24 Apr 1957
Funeral services for Mrs. Maggie Deason Arthur, 67, wife of Oscar Lee Arthur, Sr., will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Raymond Greenway and Dr. J. Clark Hensley. Burial will take place in Maplewood Cemetery. Mrs. Arthur died at 11:15 o'clock Tuesday night, April 23, at Giles County Hospital after a period of declining health.
Born February 20, 1890, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late John Richard Deason and Fisher Deason and was a member of Olivet Methodist Church.
Mrs. Arthur is survvied by her husband; one son, Oscar Lee Arthur, Jr.; one daughter, Mrs. Mabron Mitchell; one grandson; all of Pulaski; one brother, Neil Deason, Goodspring; and one sister, Mrs. Luther Lively, Decatur, Ala. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

ASHFORD, Dempsey Thomas The Pulaski Citizen 25 Feb 1959
Funeral services for Dempsey Thomas Ashford, 88, farmer of the Anthony Hill section, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mr. Ashford died at his home on Sunday morning. Born November 29, 1871, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Osborne Ashford and Mary Bass Ashford.
Mr. Ashford is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mamie McCree Ashford; four sons, Aubrey Ashford, Oakley Ashford, Robert Lee Ashford, and Leonard Ashford, all of Giles County; three daughters, Mrs. Marvin E. Arthur, Mrs. Otis Kimbrough, and Mrs. Tillman Stafford, all of Giles County; twenty-three grandchildren; one brother, Edd Ashford, Louisville, Ky; and one sister, Mrs. Cora Mitchell, Louisville, Ky. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge.

ASHFORD, Irving R. The Pulaski Citizen 7 Jan 1953

Funeral services for Irving R. Ashford, 75, resident of McMinnville and a retired Mississippi planter, were held at the High Funeral Home in McMinnville at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Burial took place in Riverside Cemetery in that city.
He died January 6 at Medical Clinic, following a paralytic stroke.
Born in Giles County, Tenn., he was the son of the late P. C. Ashforrd and Lucinda Tinnon Ashford. In 1943, he moved from Shaw, Miss., to McMinnville to engage in defense work.
Mr. Ashford is survived by his wife, Mrs. Agnes Kelly Ashford; and one sister, Mrs. Lulu McGregor, McMinnville.

ASHFORD, James Ed The Pulaski Citizen 11 Nov 1959
Funeral services were held in Louisville, Ky., for James Ed Ashford, 80, L&N employee for thirty-seven years, who died on October 25 at a hospital in that city after a brief illness. Burial took place in Evergreen Cemetery.
A native of Giles County, he was the son of the late Osborne Ashford and Mary Bass Ashford. He retired two months ago.
Mr. Ashford is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rena Tarpley Ashford, also a native of Giles County; three daughters, Mrs. W. E. Kirk, Mrs. Richard Hibbs and Miss Ruby Ashford, Louisville, Ky.; two sons, Sgt. Ed E. Ashford, presently stationed in Korea, and Garland Ashford, Albuquerque, N. Mex.; five grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. R. D. Mitchell, Louisville, Ky.

ASHFORD, Stacy The Pulaski Citizen 6 May 1959
Stacy Ashford, 60-odd years of age, native of Giles County, died Tuesday morning, May 5, at a Phoenix, Ariz., hospital after an extended period of declining health.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at First Southern Baptist Church in Tucson, Ariz., with burial in that city.
Born and reared in Giles County, he moved to Tucson eighteen years ago when ill health forced his retirement from active duty. He was a member of the Baptist Church.
Mr. Ashford is survived by his wife, Mrs. Izora Ledford Ashford, also a native Giles Countian; two daughters, Mrs. Giles Campbell, Tucson, and Mrs. Fred Stolp, California; six grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ross Christopher, Tucson; and one brother, Tillman Ashford, Birmingham, Ala.

ASHFORD, William B. The Pulaski Citizen 3 Apr 1957
William B. Ashford, 89, native of Giles County, died Monday March 25, at his home in Midlothian, Texas, with funeral rites and burial on Wednesday.
Born in Giles County, he was the son of the late Osborne Ashford and Mary Bass Ashford. Forty years ago he moved to Midlothian where he was engaged in farming.
Mr. Ashford is survived by four sons, Midlothian; two sisters, Mrs. James J. Holbert and Mrs. R. D. Mitchell, Giles County; and two brothers, D. T Ashford, Giles County and Edd Ashford, Louisville, Ky.

ASKINS, Elgie Joseph The Pulaski Citizen 21 Jan 1953
Elgie Joseph Askins, 72, father of a Pulaski businessman, Knox Askins, died Thursday at his home in Fayetteville.

Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville, conducted by the Rev. Ben F. Livingston. Burial took place in Rose Hill Cemetery in Fayetteville.
Mr. Askins, a retired farmer, was a native of Lincoln County and had resided in Fayetteville for several years.
Mr. Askins is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mamie Kidd Askins; two daughters, Mrs. C. L. Benson and Mrs. Joe Grissom, both of Waco, Texas; three sons, Clark Askins, Houston, Texas, E. J. Askins, Jr., Bonham, Texas and Knox Askins, Pulaski; six grandchildren; two step-daughters, Mrs. G. D. Adams, Delina, and Mrs. W. D. Matlock, Birmingham, Ala; a step-son, J. B. Kidd, Lincoln County; and two sisters, Mrs. H. T. Carlisle, Newberry, S. C. and Mrs. B. W. Templeton, Lincoln County.

ASKINS, Worth J. The Pulaski Citizen 21 Jan 1951
Worth J. Askins, 39, resident of Fayetteville, and a brother of Knox Askins, of Pulaski, died at 2 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon at the home following an extended illness.
Funeral rites were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday at the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, conducted by the Rev. Brawley, pastor of the church. Burial took place in the family lot in Rose Hill Cemetery, Fayetteville.
In addition to the brother in Pulaski, Mr. Askins is survived by his father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Askins, Fayetteville; two sisters, Mrs. Joe Grisham, Jr., and Mrs. C. L. Benson, both of Waco, Texas; and two other brothers, Clark Askins, Houston, Texas, and E. J. Askins, Jr., Brenham, Texas.

ATHEY, Rosa Witt The Pulaski Citizen 4 Jan 1950
Funeral services for Mrs. Rosa Bell Dickerson Witt Athey, native of Giles County, who died on Thursday, December 29, 1949, at her home in the Wataugua Apartments in Nashville, after a long illness, were held on Friday afternoonin the chapel of Finley M. Dorris Funeral Home. Rites were conducted by Dr. King Vivion, pastor of McKendree Methodist Church of which she was a member.
Burial took place in the family lot in Lynnwood Cemetery at Lynnville.
Mrs. Athey, born and reared in Lynnville, was the daughter of the late George M. Witt and Mrs. Nannie Johnson Witt. She had made her home in Nashville for many years.
Mrs. Athey is survived by one sister, Mrs. J. W. Rizer; one brother, Williard S. Witt; a niece, Mrs. Warren A. Coleman; and a nephew, Warren A. Coleman, Jr. all of Nashville.

ATTWOOD, Mattie Stribling The Pulaski Citizen 13 May 1959
Mrs. Mattie Stribling Attwood, 75, resident of Mt. Hope, Ala., died Thursday, May 7, at Giles County Hospital of injuries sustained in a traffic accident that occurred Friday, May 1, on Highway 31, seven miles south of Pulaski.
Funeral services were held at two o'clock Saturday afternoon at Russellville, Ala., with burial in the Russellville Cemetery.
Mrs. Attwood and her husband, Gus A. Attwood, were visiting their daughter, Mrs. Edward B. Johnson in the Conway community. She and her daughter and Mrs. Elwood Edwards were enroute to the former's home from Pulaski when the accident occurred.

Mrs. Attwood was a member of the Methodist Church.
Survivors are her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Edward Johnson, Conway, Mrs. Eleanor Culver of southern Alabama; three sons, Wyatt Attwood, Knoxville, Tommy Attwood, Birmingham, Ala., Oswell Attwood, Mt. Hope, Ala.; nine grandchildren, and one great grandchild; and several brothers and sisters.

AUSTIN, Alberta The Pulaski Citizen 12 Aug 1953
Funeral services for Miss Alberta Austin, 50, Elkton resident, will be held at 11 o'clock Friday morning at Elkton Methodist Church, conducted by Dr. William H. Mansfield of Lawrenceburg, cousin of the deceased, and the Rev.Cullen T. Carter, pastor of the church. Burial will take place in Elkton Cemetery.
Miss Austin died at 1:40 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at a Nashville hospital, following a long illness. Born October 6, 1902. and reared at Elkton, she was the daughter of the late Orville E. and Minnie Rose Austin. She was a member of Elkton Methodist Church and was educated at Martin College.
The survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Benton E. Phelps, Pulaski, Mrs. Raymond Horn, Rogersville, Tenn., and Mrs. Charles Ball, Waterloo, Iowa; and three brothers, Will Ross Austin, Nashville, Albert Austin, Danville, Ill., twin brother of the deceased; and Eugene B. Austin, Elkton. Wilson Carter and Company, Funeral Directors.


AUSTIN, Carter H. The Pulaski Citizen 5 Sep 1951
Carter H. "Pete" Austin, 54, a leading merchant at Ardmore and a magistrate in Giles County Court, died of a heart ailment at one o'clock Monday morning while seated in a chair in his bedroom at home at Ardmore. His body was discovered by his wife an hour later when she went to his bedside to administer medication prescribed by the physician on a routine basis. He had been ill with heart trouble for several months.
Funeral services were held at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Ardmore Methodist Church by the Rev. Laws Parks, pastor of the church, and the Rev. Sam Parks, associate pastor. Burial was in the Ardmore Cemetery.
A native Giles Countian, he was the son of Mrs. Maggie Rawls Austin and the late Alex C. Austin. He was educated at Massey Military School in Pulaski, the University of Tennessee at Knoxville where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity and received his law degree at Cumberland University at Lebanon. A church and civic leader, Mr. Austin was a steward in the Methodist Church, president of the Ardmore Bank and of the Ardmore Hosiery Mills, a member of Giles County Court for approximately 15 years and a member of the Town Council.
Active in every phase of community life, he was a member and a past president of the Ardmore Rotary Club. He was an Air Force veteran of World War I. In addition to his mother, other survivors are his wife, Mrs. Catherine Scott Austin; a son, C. H. Austin, Jr.; a sister, Mrs. Cheatham Hamlett; a brother, A. C. Austin, Jr., several nieces and nephews, all of Ardmore.

AUSTIN, Cora Ham The Pulaski Citizen 15 Sep 1954

Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Mae Ham Austin, 79, Elkton resident, were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Elkton Methodist Church, with the Rev. H. L. Smith, pastor of the church, and the Rev. Jack Jones, also of Elkton, officiating. Burial took place in Elkton Cemetery.
Mrs. Austin, who fell at her home breaking some bones, died Friday at a hospital in Decatur, Ala.
She was a native of Giles County, the daughter of the late Tom Ham and Sophronia Abernathy Ham. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mrs. Austin is survived by her husband, William Edward Austin, one son, Tom Lee Austin, Elkton; four grandchildren, Thomas E. Austin and Mrs. Annie Ruth Pritchard, both of Elkton, Mrs. Howard Watkins, Wayne, Mich., and Mrs. Frank Waple, Washington, D. C.; and five great grandchildren. Wilson Carter and Company, Funeral Directors.

AUSTIN, Maggie Rawls The Pulaski Citizen 4 Feb 1953
Mrs. Maggie Rawls Austin, 80, member of a prominent Ardmore family, was fatally injured shortly before 6 p.m. Friday when whe was hit by an automobile while crossing Highway 31S in front of her home in Ardmore.
Funeral services were conducted at two o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Ardmore Methodist Church by the pastor, the Rev. Charles Poole, and the Rev. Samuel H. Park, retired Methodist minister, and the Rev. Laws Park, both former ministers of Ardmore church now residing at Athens, Ala. Burial was in the Austin family cemetery at Ardmore.
Mrs. Austin died at Giles County Hospital about 7:30 Friday night from internal injuries suffered when struck by a car driven by William Leo Adcock, 29, also of Ardmore, as she was crossing the road in front of her home according to Deputy Sheriff Collins Wilkes. Wilkes said Adcock told him he was blinded by lights of an approaching car and did not see Mrs. Austin in time to stop.
Mrs. Austin's husband, Alex Austin, known as the founder of Ardmore, died in 1933.
Daughter of the late John J. and Madeline Bearden Rawls, she was a native of Blanche in Lincoln County, and was an active member of the Methodist Church in her community.
Mrs. Austin is survived by a daughter, Mrs. J. C. Hamlett; a son, A. C. Austin; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, all of Ardmore.

AUSTIN, Will The Pulaski Citizen 22 Dec 1954
Funeral services for Will Austin, 87, Elkton mail carrier for many years, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon at the Elkton Methodist Church. The Rev. H. L. Smith, pastor, and the Rev. Jack Jones, pastor of the Baptist Church, will officiate and burial will be in Elkton Cemetery.
Mr. Austin died Monday night at Giles County Hospital after three weeks illness.
A native of Giles County, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Austin. He had resided in the Elkton community most of his life and served as mail carrier until his retirement about 25 years ago. His wife, Mrs. Cora Ham Austin, died three months ago. He was a member of the Methodist Church.

Mr. Austin is survived by a son, Tom Lee Austin, Elkton; three granddaughters, Mrs. Annie Ruth Pritchard, Elkton; Mrs. Mary Louise Waple, Washington, D. C., Mrs. Betty Watkins, Detroit, Mich.; and 4 great-grandchildren Carter Funeral Home was in charge.

AUSTIN, Will Ross The Pulaski Citizen 10 Nov 1954
Will Ross Austin, 65, a native of the Elkton community, died suddenly at 9:30 Saturday evening, November 6, at Vanderbilt Hospital, following a period of declining health.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at Martin Funeral Home, conducted by Dr. J. E. Henley, pastor of West End Methodist Church, and burial took place in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Nashville.
Born February 7, 1889, at Elkton, he was the son of the late Orville E. Austin and Minnie Ross Austin. He was graduated from Vanderbilt University, receiving his degree in chemistry. For forty-two years he has been associated with Armour Fertilizer Company and for the past number of years has made his home in Nashville.
He was a member of West End Methodist Church, a 32nd Degree Mason, and a member of American Chemists Society and the American Society of Agricultural Chemist.
Mr. Austin is survived by his wife, Mrs. Wendell Ewing Austin; two daughters, Mrs. B. J. Nixon, Nashville, and Mrs. Victor Sheshunoff, Magnolia, Ark.; two sons, Will Ross Austin, Jr., Nashville and Dr. Andrew C. Austin, Atlanta, Ga.; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Benton E. Phelps, Pulaski, Mrs. Charles Ball, Waterloo, Iowa, and Mrs. R. E. Horn, Rogersville, Tenn; and two brothers, Eugene B. Austin, Elkton, and Albert Austin, Danville, Ill.

AUXFORD, Sallie Irma The Pulaski Citizen 16 Jan 1952
Mrs. Sallie Irma Hughey Auxford died at Giles County Hospital on Monday afternoon, January 14, after an illness of two weeks.
Funeral services were held at Elkton Methodist Church, the Rev. Cullen T. Carter, officiating. Burial was in Elkton Cemetery.
A native of Giles County, Mrs. Auxford spent her girlhood here, and later lived many years in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. George Whitfield, Mrs. Hugh Wilkinson; one brother, John Hughey, all of Elkton, and several nieces and nephews.

AYMETT, Alice Louise Cheatham The Pulaski Citizen 11 Jul 1956
Mrs. Alice Louise Cheatham Aymett, 44, resident of the Riversburg community, died suddenly of a heart attack at 3 o'clock Tuesday morning, July 10, at the home after a few minutes illness.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Olivet Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Raymond L. Greenwood, pastor of the church, assisted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Born April 22, 1912, at Wales, she was the daughter of the late James Whitt Cheatham and Bessie Moore Cheatham, and was reared in the McCains community of Maury County. She was a member of the Methodist Church and the Riversburg Home Demonstration Club.

Mrs. Aymett is survived by her husband, Gray Wesley Aymett; and five sisters, Mrs. William A. Smith, St. Louis, Mo., Mrs. Ray Carney, Indianapolis, Ind., Mrs. Aaron Bowman and Mrs. W. H. Bowman, both of Foules, La., and Mrs. Roscoe Acock, Los Angeles, Calif.; and two brothers, James Cheatham, Columbia, and William Cheatham, Pulaski. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

AYMETT, Frederick Field The Pulaski Citizen 11 Feb 1959
Frederick Field Aymett, 51 employee of the State Highway Department, died at 7 o'clock Tuesday morning, February 10, at Giles County Hospital following surgery one week ago.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home. Rites will be conducted by Rev. G. W. Stuber and Rev. Mack Pinkelton and burial will take place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Born November 7, 1907, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Thomas W. Aymett and Sallie Abernathy Aymett, and was a member of the Thompson Chapel Baptist Church.
Mr. Aymett is survived by his wife, Mrs. Katie Butcher Aymett; two daughters, Miss Carolyn Aymett, Nashville, and Miss Betty Aymett, who lives at the home; two sons, Carl A. Aymett, USAF, based at San Antonio, Texas and Tom White Aymett, USN, based at Norfolk, Va.; one granddaughter, Angela Aymett, Norfolk, Va.; and one sister, Mrs. John W. Baldwin, Pulaski. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge.

AYMETT, Sallie Elizabeth Abernathy The Pulaski Citizen 12 Oct 1955
Funeral services for Mrs. Sallie Elizabeth Abernathy Aymett, 86, widow of Thomas W. Aymett, were held at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Lloyd L. Hickman. Burial took place in the family lot in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mrs. Aymett died at 7 o'clock Saturday morning at her home in the Aymett Town section of the county after a long illness.
Born August 21, 1869, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late H. G. Abernathy and Annie Scales Abernathy, and was a member of Thompson Chapel Baptist Church.
Her husband, Thomas W. Aymett, died in 1928.
Mrs. Aymett is survived by one daughter, Mrs. John W. Baldwin, Pulaski; a son, Fred M. Aymett, Pulaski; six grandchildren and one great grandchild; one sister, Mrs. A. J. Cower, Fort Worth, Texas; one brother, Henry S. Abernathy, Pulaski; and one half-brother, Fulton Abernathy, Birmingham, Ala. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

AYRES, Charlotte The Pulaski Citizen 17 Nov 1954
Funeral services for Miss Mary Charlotte Ayres, 78, were held Friday afternoon at Beech Hill Church of Christ and burial took place in the church cemetery.
She died Wednesday, November 3, at Giles County Hospital after a lengthy illness.
A native of Giles County, she was born December 31, 1875, the daughter of the late Powell Ayres and Mary Phelps Ayres. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Two brothers Van Ayres and Robert Ayres, both of Beech Hill, survive. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

AYRES, Jimmie Nell The Pulaski Citizen 7 Jun 1950

Funeral services for Miss Jimmie Nell Ayres, 53, who died at 9 o'clock on Tuesday, June 6, at her home after several months illness, were held at 2 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon at Beech Hill Church of Christ, conducted by Elder A. C. Dreaden of Pulaski. Burial took place in Beech Hill Cemetery.
Born September 30, 1896 in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Powell Ayres and Millie Gallagher Ayres.
The survivors are one sister, Miss Charlotte Ayres; and two brothers, W. R. Ayres and Van Ayres, all of Beech Hill.

AYRES, William Robert The Pulaski Citizen 15 Jan 1958
Funeral services for William Robert Ayres, 88, retired farmer, were held at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Beech Hill Church of Christ, conducted by the Rev. George W. Stuber, with burial in the church cemetery. Mr. Ayres died at 8:30 o'clock Sunday night, January 12, at Giles County Hospital.
A single man, Mr. Ayres was born March 26, 1870, in Coffee County, the son of the late Powell Ayres and Lizzie Green Ayres.
Mr. Ayres is survived by one brother, Van Ayres of Beech Hill. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

BAILESS, Cleopatra Tidwell The Pulaski Citizen 5 Oct 1955
Funeral services for Mrs. Cleopatra Tidwell Bailess, 80, mother of Mrs. J. L. Redding of Lynnville, were held at 4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Fred S. Rogers, Lynnville Presbyterian Church minister. Burial will take place at 11 o'clock (EST) on Thursday morning at Rising Fawn, Ga.
Mrs. Bailess died at 6 o'clock Tuesday evening, October 4, at Fairmont Nursing Home in Columbia, after a five year illness.
A native of Rising Fawn, she lived most of her life in Georgia and Birmingham, Ala., and was a member of the Methodist Church.
Her husband, Rufus Lee Bailess, associated with the Southern Railway Company, died ten years ago. In recent years she has made her home with Mrs. Redding.
In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Bailess is survived by three grandchildren, Jack Lee Redding, sheriff of Giles County, Pulaski, Bailess Redding, Birmingham, Ala., and Mrs. Robert E. Witt, Ardmore, Tenn.; and five grandchildren. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

BAILEY, Julia Adaline Jones The Pulaski Citizen 14 May 1958
Funeral services for Mrs. Sam Bailey, 80, Pulaski resident were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Bethel Church in Limestone County, Ala., with the services conducted by the Rev. Tom McConnell, pastor of the church. Burial took place in Mitchell Cemetery in Limestone County. Mrs. Bailey died at one o'clock Friday afternoon, May 9, at the home in Pulaski after an extended illness.
Born August 28, 1877, in Lauderdale County, Ala., she was the former Miss Julia Adaline Jones, the daughter of the late John Jones and Cynthia Jane Hurn Jones, and was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Bailey is survived by her husband, Sam Bailey; five sons, Lumus Bailey, Grady M. Bailey, Lawrence (Bill) Bailey, and Alfred Bailey, all of Pulaski; and Loyce Bailey, of Minor Hill; three daughters, Mrs. M. L. Hooie, Mrs. W. A. Ridgway and Mrs. Allen Glossup, Pulaski; twenty-eight grandchildren and twenty-two great grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Donia Robinson, Rogersville, Ala., and Mrs. Nina Griffin, West Palm Beach, Fla. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge.

BAILEY, Tennie Norwood Roper The Pulaski Citizen 13 Sep 1950
Funeral services for Mrs. Tennie Norwood Roper Bailey, 72, who died at 9 o'clock Sunday night, September 10, at her home in the Minor Hill community, after several months declining health, were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Minor Hill Methodist Church. Rites were conducted by the Rev. E. D. Troutt, Methodist minister, and burial took place in Minor Hill Cemetery.
A lifelong resident of Giles County, she was born August 28, 1878 and was the daughter of the late Thomas Norwood and Eliza Larwood Norwood. She was a member of the Methodist Church. She was twice married, first to John Roper who died eighteen years ago, and later to Jones Bailey, who died in 1944.
Mrs. Bailey is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Reed Randolph; and one son, R. H. Roper; and two grandchildren, all of the Minor Hill community; three sisters, Mrs. Mattie Bolin, Auburndale, Fla. Mrs. Josie Henderson, Lawrence County, and Mrs. Alice Powell, Lawrenceburg; and one brother, Frank Norwood, Ethridge.

BAIN, Lewis Mullins The Pulaski Citizen 6 Oct 1954
Mrs. Charles Bain, 72, former resident of Lynnville, died Sunday, October 3, at her home in Roanoke, Va. Funeral rites were held Monday afternoon in Roanoke and burial took place in Elizabethton, Tenn.
A native of Lynnville, she was the former Miss Lewis Mullins, daughter of the late W. J. Mullins, Sr., and Irene Henry Mullins. She had been away from Giles County twenty years.
Mrs. Bain is survived by her husband; an adopted daughter; Miss Doris Bain of Washington, D. C.; and one sister, Mrs. W. P. Dunlap, Brick Church in Giles County.

BAINS, Myrtle Edmundson The Pulaski Citizen 13 Mar 1957
Mrs. Myrtle Edmundson Bains, 81, former Giles Countian, died early this week at the home in Bessemer, Ala., after a long illness. Funeral rites took place in that city.
The daughter of the late Dr. E. L. Edmundson and Ophelia Grigsby Edmundson of Bethel, she was reared in Giles County. The survivors include her husband, H. L. Bains; three sons; and one sister, Mrs. J. F. Lee, Bessemer.

BAIRD, Ada Vickers The Pulaski Citizen 23 May 1951
Funeral services for Mrs. Ada Vickers Baird, 58, who died Sunday, May 20, at her home at Minor Hill, were held at Booths Chapel Tuesday afternoon and burial took place in the church cemetery.
A native of Giles County, she was born July 10, 1892, the daughter of the late Andrew Vickers and Caroline Harrison Vickers.

Mrs. Baird is survived by her husband; two daughters, Mrs. J. W. Ridgway, Minor Hill, and Mrs. George Childress, Campbellsville; nine grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Hollis Thompson, Minor Hill; and two brothers, M. G. Vickers, Minor Hill, and Grundy Vickers, Knoxville. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

BAIRD, Amelia Harrison The Pulaski Citizen 5 Oct 1955
Mrs. Amelia Harrison Baird, 46, native Giles Countian, died at 6 o'clock on Thursday night, September 29, at Erlinger Hospital in Chattanooga, following three weeks' serious illness.
Funeral rites were held at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. J. E. Trotter, pastor of the Olivet Methodist Charge, and burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Born July 23, 1909, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Clarence B. Harrison of Aspen Hill and the late Mrs. Stella Brooks Harrison, and was a member of the Methodist Church. was a member of the Methodist Church.
Her first marriage in March of 1926 was to Milton Butler of Aspen Hill, who died in 1928.
In addition to her father and step-mother, Mrs. Maggie Alsup Harrison, Mrs. Baird is survived by her husband, Herbert U. Baird, Chattanooga; one son, Herbert U. Baird, Jr., Lexington, Ky.; one granddaughter, Terry Baird; one sister, Mrs. C. E. Schermerhorn, La Porte, Ind., and three brothers, John B. Harrison, Wales, Albert M. Harrison, Aspen Hill, and Lucius Harrison, Prospect. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

BAIRD, John C. The Pulaski Citizen 3 Oct 1951
Funeral services for John C. Baird, 70, retired farmer of the Minor Hill community were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Booth Chapel Methodist Church, conducted by Elder M. F. Norwood. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
Mr. Baird died on Monday, October 1, at his home after a long period of declining health.
A resident of the Minor Hill section for twenty-three years, he was born April 22, 1881, in Alabama, the son of the late William T. Baird and Martha Francis Baird. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
His wife, Mrs. Ada Vickers Baird, died May 20, 1951.
Mr. Baird is survived by two daughters, Mrs. J. W. Ridgway, Minor Hill, and Mrs. John Childers, Campbellsville; and nine grandchildren. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

BAITES, John O. The Pulaski Citizen 6 Nov 1957
John O. Baites, Jr., a leading merchant in Pulaski for the past 17 years, was found dead at his home on East Jefferson Street, about ten o'clock Monday morning.
Sheriff P. M. Butler and Coroner Bill Bennett said death was from a self-inflicted gunshot wound and that a note, addressed to his wife, stated ill health was the reason for the suicide.
Mr. Baites suffered a heart attack a few years ago but had continued to operate his hardware store on the northwest corner of the public square.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p. m. Tuesday at Bennett-May Funeral Home by the Rev. Wallace Carr, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, and the Rev. George Regas, rector of the Church of the Messiah, Episcopal, in Pulaski. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery in Pulaski, with Bennett-May Funeral directors in charge.
A native of Huntsville, Ala., Mr. Baites was the son of the late Dr. John O. Baites and Tennie Goad Baites. He moved to Pulaski in 1940 and opened the Baites Hardward Store which he had since operated. He was active in business, civic, and church affairs, having been a member of First Presbyterian Church and a member of the Board of Directors of the First National Bank.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mildred Darwin Baites; a daughter, Miss Beth Darwin Baites, a student at Florida Southern College, Lakeland; a sister, Mrs. Stanley Morrison, and stepmothers, Mrs. Bessie Baites, Huntsville.

BAKER, Arney Claxton The Pulaski Citizen 12 Aug 1959
Funeral services for Arney Claxton Baker, 66, retired farmer, were held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at New Zion Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Lloyd Hickman. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
Mr. Baker, a batchelor, died Wednesday morning, August 5, at the home in the Beech Hill section after a lengthy illness.
Born June 19, 1893, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Martin Jasper Baker and Martha Jane Hardiman Baker. He was a member of the Baptist Church.
Mr. Baker is survived by one brother, Ollie Baker, Beech Hill; and one niece, Mrs. Everett Smith, Fayetteville.

BAKER, Arthur The Pulaski Citizen 10 Oct 1951
Arthur Baker, age 70, died at 11:22 o'clock Sunday evening, October 7, at his home in the Fifteenth Civil District following an illness of three months.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 o'clock Tuesday at the Lynnwood Methodist Church of which he was a member. Rev. Moorehead, pastor, officiated and burial took place in Lynnwood Cemetery.
Mr. Baker was born in Illinois, but moved to Giles County about 26 years ago. He was a son of the late James and Nattie Williams Baker. He served as postmaster at Buford Station for several years and was a retired carpenter and millwright.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Phoebe Paxton Norton Baker; four daughters, Miss Anna Baker, of Lynnville, Mrs. Robert Reeves of Buford Station, Mrs. Floyd Bates of Lynnville, and Mrs. G. W. Hudgins of Marietta, Ga.; three sons, James Preslley Baker of Oakland, Calif, George E. Baker, of Peoria, Ill., and John Theodore Baker, of Lynnville; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Curry of Beaumont, Texas and Mrs. Dow Love of Carroll, Neb.

BAKER, Florence Alexander The Pulaski Citizen 28 Dec 1955
Funeral services for Mrs. Florence Alexander Baker, 86, Campbellsville resident, will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home. Burial took place in the family lot in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mrs. Baker died at 11 o'clock Tuesday night, December 27, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. John Lee Nelson in Columbia, following a period of declining health.

Born January 17, 1869, at Campbellsville, she was the daughter of the late Mack Elbert Alexander and Charity Yokley Alexander. She had been a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church since girlhood.
Her husband, Billy Baker, died many years ago.
Mrs. Baker is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Nelson and Mrs. John Walker Hayes, both of Columbia; and four grandchildren, Lindsay Nelson, nationally known sports announcer, is a grandson. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors in charge.

BALDWIN, John William The Pulaski Citizen 13 May 1959
John William Baldwin, 61, retired manager of Davidson Chemical Company, Atlanta, Ga., died unexpectedly of a heart attack at 4:30 p. m. Saturday at his home in the Aymett Town community in Giles County.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 11, at Bennett-May Funeral Home, with the Rev. S. Wallace Carr, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, officiating, Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
A native of Davidson County, Mr. Baldwin was the son of the late Robert Lee and Nancy Jane Blackwell Baldwin. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Sadie Aymett Baldwin; a son, John A. Baldwin, Atlanta; a sister, Mrs. John M. Cartwright, Nashville; a brother, James O. Baldwin, Nashville; and two grandchildren.

BALL, Andrew David The Pulaski Citizen 15 Apr 1959
Andrew David Ball, 45, Elkton farmer and a member of a prominent Giles County family died at 1:15 Tuesday afternoon at Veterans Hospital in Nashville where he had been critically ill for the past ten days.
Funeral services were held at ten o'clock Thursday morning at the Elkton Methodist Church by the Rev. Cullen T. Carter, pastor. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery in Pulaski with Masonic rites at the grave.
A native of Giles County, he was the son of Edgar Thomas Ball and the late Kate Gilbert Ball. He was educated at Giles County High School and at Massey Military School in Pulaski. and at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Methodist Church at Elkton and a member of the Board of Stewards. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Pulaski Post No. 60, American Legion, having been Post Adjutant for a two year period.
Following his graduation, Ball became associated with the Bennett-May Funeral Home in Pulaski and retained his interest in the business until a few years ago when he resigned to engage in farming in the Elkton community.
In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nell Stevenson Ball; a son, David Michael Ball; is step-mother, Mrs. E. T. Ball; a step-daughter, Miss Janell Stevenson, Nashville; a step-son, Jim Allen Stevenson, Giles County High School student; a sister, Mrs. James Johnson of Triune; a brother, E. T. Ball, Jr., Pulaski, and a half-sister, Mrs. Luke Dunn of Cookeville.


BALL, Charles Austin The Pulaski Citizen 13 May 1959
Funeral services were held at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Waterloo, Iowa, for Charles Austin Ball, 26, son of the former Miss Vernon Austin of Elkton.
Mr. Ball, resident of Waterloo, died at 9:30 o'clock Saturday morning, May 9, at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, N. Y., following an operation for tumor of the brain. He had been ill nine weeks.
Mr. Ball is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Ball, Waterloo; and one sister, Mrs. Glenn Schell, Waterloo.
Giles County relatives are an aunt, Mrs. Benton E. Phelps, Pulaski, and an uncle, Eugene Austin, Elkton.

BALL, Claude The Pulaski Citizen 18 Feb 1953
Funeral services for Claude Ball, 68, retired Lynnville farmer, were Friday afternoon at Campbell Station Church of Christ, with burial in Campbell Station Cemetery.
Mr. Ball died Thursday in Giles County Hospital.
Mr. Ball, a native of Giles County, returned to Lynnville seven years ago after residing in Maury County thirty years. He was the son of the late Leander Ball and Sallie Hayes Ball.
Mrs. Maude Porter Ball, his first wife, died a number of years ago.
Mr. Ball, a member of the Church of Christ, is survived by his second wife, Mrs. Mattie Trice Lovell Ball; one daughter, Mrs. Reavis Hobbs, Franklin; two sons, Brown L. Ball, Pontiac, Mich., and James E. Ball, Nashville; two sisters, Mrs. Cora Carvell, Giles County, and Mrs. J. L. Green, Nashville; and two brothers, Bass Ball, Lynnville and Larrimore Brown, Donelson.

BALL, Mary Virginia The Pulaski Citizen 5 Jun 1957
Funeral services for Miss Mary Virginia Ball, 90, were held at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Greenwood Church of Christ of which she was a member. Horace Smith, minister of the church, officiated and burial took place in the family lot in the church cemetery. Miss Ball died at 5:30 o'clock Saturday morning, June 1, at the Austin Hewitt Home in Pulaski following several weeks illness.
Born May 19, 1867, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late J. L. Ball and Amanda Counts Ball.
Miss Ball, the oldest child of her parents, is the last member of her immediate family, and is survived by the following nieces and nephews: Mrs. Reynolds M. Wheeler, Morrell Yarbrough, Odell Ball, David Ball, all of Giles County, Herbert Mason Ball, Nashville, Lawrence Ball, Cincinnati, Ohio; and Mrs. Earl Brown, Texas. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

BALL, Mattie Davis The Pulaski Citizen 6 Jun 1951
Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Davis Ball, 87, lifelong resident of the county, who died at 12:15 o'clock Saturday, June 2, at the home of her son, Emmitt Ball, were held at 3:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Pulaski Funeral Home. Rites were conducted by the Rev. H. Grady Coston and burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Her death followed a brief illness.
Mrs. Ball, a member of the Church of Christ, was the widow of William Ball who died fourteen years ago.

Mrs. Ball is survived by two daughters, Mrs. C. M. Solomon and Mrs. Lottie Richardson, both of Nashville; and two sons, Emmitt Ball, Pulaski and Ben Ball, Columbia; thirteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Pulaski Funeral Home, Funeral Directors.

BALL, Nell Stevenson The Pulaski Citizen 17 Nov 1954
Funeral services for Mrs. A. D. Ball, 43, were held at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Elkton Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. H. L. Smith, pastor of the church. Burial took place in the family lot in Elkton Cemetery.
Mrs. Ball died Thursday, November 11, at Giles County Hospital after a period of declining health.
The former Miss Nell Stevenson, she was born January 6, 1911, the daughter of Mrs. Mary Martin Stevenson of Elkton and the late John L. Stevenson. She was educated in the public schools and was a member of the Elkton Methodist Church.
Mrs. Ball was twice married. Her first husband, Allen Stevenson died a number of years ago. Her second husband, Andrew David Ball, died April 14, 1952.
In addition to her mother, Mrs. Ball is survived by two sons, David Ball and Jim Allen Stevenson, both of Elkton; one daughter, Mrs. William Hollis, Nashville; one grandson, John Hollis, Nashville; five sisters, Mrs. Floyd Baugh, Farmington, Mrs. Marvin Lanier, Columbia, Mrs. H. C. Oberlander, Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Henry Groth and Mrs. Joe Beech, Nashville, and three brothers, Wilbur Stevenson, Jacksonville, Fla., John Alton Stevenson, Santa Fe, and Harold Stevenson, Nashville. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

BALL, Willie Mack The Pulaski Citizen 22 Aug 1951
Funeral services for Willie Mack Ball, 61, Lynnville farmer, who died at 7:35 o'clock Wednesday morning, August 22, after a long illness at his home in the Lynnville section, will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Campbell Station Church of Christ by Melvin Dugger of Columbia. Burial will take place in the Campbell Station Cemetery.
He was the son of the late Lee Andrew Ball and Sallie Hayes Ball.
Mr. Ball is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dora Jane Martin Ball; four daughters, Mrs. Raymond Jett, Mooresville, Mrs. Coy Risner, Ethridge, Mrs. Tillman Ledford, Columbia, and Miss Martha Ball, Nashville; one son, Sherrell Ball, Lynnville; two sisters, Mrs. R. A. Carvell, Campbellsville, and Mrs. Anna Green, Nashville; and four brothers, R. T. Ball, Brownwood, Texas, B. T Ball and Claude Ball, Lynnville and Larimore Ball, Donelson.

BALLENTINE, Dorothy Mandeville The Pulaski Citizen 2 Oct 1957
Mrs. John Ballentine, a native of New Orleans and a former Pulaski resident, died Tuesday afternoon in a hospital at Key West, Fla., her home city for the past eight years.
Funeral services will be held Saturday in Key West, and in accordance with Mr. Ballentine's request, the body will be cremated and the ashes scattered over the Atlantic Ocean.

Mrs. Ballentine, the former Dorothy Mandeville of New Orleans, had been hospitalized with a stomach ailment for a few days and was being prepared for her second operation for the condition when her death occurred. Pulaski friends learned Wednesday night in a telephone call to Mr. Ballentine.
Mr. and Mrs. Ballentine came to Pulaski to make their home in 1940 and resided in this city until they moved to Florida about eight years later. While living in Pulaski, she was a member of The Church of the Messiah, Episcopal, and was active in church and civic work.
Mrs. Ballentine is survived by her husband; a daughter, Sally Ballentine; and a brother, Sidney Mandeville, New Orleans, La.

BALLENTINE, Edgar Swope Sr. The Pulaski Citizen 26 Aug 1953
Edgar Swope Ballentine, Sr., 85, died at 11:15 o'clock Friday night, August 21, at his home at Courtland, Ala., after a period of declining health.
Funeral rites were held Sunday afternoon at Courtland, with burial there.
Born, December, 1867, in Giles County, he was the son of the late James H. Ballentine and Mary Eleanor Swope Ballentine.
Mr. Ballentine was twice married. His first wife was the former Katherine Halsey of Alabama. Their children are Edgar S. Ballentine, Jr., of Pulaski, Mr. J. Louie Greene, Washington, D. C. , and Sam H. Ballentine, Memphis.
Mr. Ballentine's second marriage was to the former Katherine Dinwiddie of Fayetteville, Tenn. She survives and their two daughters, Miss Mary Eleanor Ballentine, Atlanta, Ga. and Miss Anne Ballentine, Courtland. Three grandchildren also survive.

BALLENTINE, John G. The Pulaski Citizen 15 Jul 1959
John G. Ballentine, 52, Key West, Fla., businessman and a former Pulaski merchant, church leader and civic leader, died at 6:30 p. m. Thursday, July 9, in a hospital at Miami, Fla., after a short illness.
Prayer services were held in Key West Saturday and funeral services were held at Bennett-May Funeral Home in Pulaski Tuesday, July 14, at 4 p. m. by Dr. W. Bruce Strother, Methodist minister of Columbia, and the Rev. Edwin Gilbert of Nolensville. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery with the Masonic Lodge in charge of the services.
Mr. Ballentine was a native of Sardis, Miss., a son of the late A. M. Ballentine and Daisy Taylor Ballentine. He was a graduate of Princeton University, Princeton, N. J., and of Culver Military Academy. He was active in business circles in Pulaski, where he operated the Auto Supply Store for more than 10 years before moving to Florida, and in the Rotary Club and Episcopal Church in Pulaski.
Mr. and Mrs. Ballentine, the former Miss Martha Rogers Gilbert of Pulaski had resided in Key West for the past few years and were owners and operators of a Real Estate and Trailer business in that city.
Mr. Ballentine is survived by his wife; a daughter, Miss Sally Ballentine, and a brother, Robert Ballentine, of Sardis, Miss.

BALLENTINE, Louise Myers The Pulaski Citizen 20 Aug 1952

Requiem high mass for Mrs. Edgar S. Ballentine, Jr., 57, will be sung at 10 o'clock on Thursday morning at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Pulaski. Rites will be conducted bu Father James Neidergases, Father Thomas J. Lynch and Father James R. Adkinson.
Burial will take place in Maplewood Cemetery.
She died at 9:15 o'clock Tuesday night at her home on South Second Street, after a long illness.
The former Miss Louise Myers, she was born on April 4, 1895, in Russellville, Ky., the daughter of Mrs. Ida Alexander Myers of Pulaski and the late Dr. Andrew W. Myers. She was educated in the Kentucky schools and was a talented musician. She was a member of the Catholic Church.
Mrs. Ballentine had resided in Scottsville, Ky., until 1940 when they move to Pulaski, the former home of Mr. Ballentine.
In addition to her mother, Mrs. Ballentine is survived by her husband, Edgar S. Ballentine, Jr., Pulaski businessman; two sons, Dr. Andrew Myers Ballentine, Pulaski dentist, and Father Edgar S. Ballentine, III, of Nashville; and two grandchildren, Tommy and Mary Ballentine, Pulaski. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

BALLEU, Luke L. The Pulaski Citizen 30 May 1951
Luke L. Balleu, 82, father of Hollis L. Balleu, died at 6 o'clock Tuesday morning May 29, at Giles County Hospital.
Brief services were held at Bennett-May Funeral Home at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon and the remains were taken to Lawrenceburg, Ky., for burial in the family lot.
Mr. Balleu, who has resided in Pulaski since 1946, is survived by three sons, Hollis L. Balleu, manager of Kuhn's Store, Len Balleu and William Balleu, both of Louisville, Ky. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

BANKS, Annie Butler The Pulaski Citizen 9 Apr 1952
Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Butler Banks, 60, Pulaski Elementary School teacher, were held at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home. Rites were conducted by the Rev. Sam R. Dodson, Jr., pastor of the First Methodist Church. Burial took place in the family lot in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mrs. Banks, who suffered a paralytic stroke early Thursday morning, died at 11:02 Sunday night, without regaining consciousness.
She was born April 24, 1891, in Aspen Hill, the daughter of the late W. P. Butler, former sheriff of the county, and Mrs. Iva butler Butler. She was a member of the Baptist Church.
Mrs. Banks is survived by one sister, Mrs. W. R. Simpson, Aspen Hill; two half-sisters, Mrs. John Elmer Petty, Pulaski, and Mrs. Claude Jones, Goodsprings; and five half-brothers, W. T. (Jack) Butler, Mt. Vernon, N. Y., John D. Butler and Clayton Butler, Pulaski, Joe P. Butler, Milan, Tenn., and Pink May Butler, Goodsprings. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

BANKS, Thomas H. The Pulaski Citizen 9 Jan 1952
Thomas H. Banks, 66, former Giles Countian, and storekeeper for the Rhodes-Sulcer Planting Company, in Marion, Ark., died at 9 a. m. Saturday morning at Resthaven Nursing Home in Memphis. He had been a patient at the home since October 7.

Funeral services were held at Bennett-May Funeral Home at 2:30 p. m. Sunday afternoon and burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
A native of Giles County, he was the son of the late Thomas H. and Alice May Banks. He had resided in Marion, Ark., for the past seven years.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Annie Butler Banks, and one sister, Mrs. W. B. Rhodes of Marion, Ark.

BANNER, Grover The Pulaski Citizen 22 Apr 1959
Funeral services for Grover Banner, 45, resident of the Shores Community, were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Shores Church of Christ, conducted by Paul McKissick. Burial took place in Scotts Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Banner, an employee of the Murray Ohio Company in Lawrenceburg, died at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Giles County Hospital after a two year old period of declining health.
Born January 28, 1914, in Giles County, he was the son of Jeff Banner and Ada Comer Banner.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Banner is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Lackey Banner; and one daughter, Miss Betty Jean Banner, Shores. Bennett-May and Company, in charge.

BARBEE, John Ford House The Pulaski Citizen 29 Feb 1951
John Ford House Barbee, 72, retired hardware salesman of Memphis, and a native of Giles County, died last week at his home after a brief illness.
Mr. Barbee, an elder in the Evergreen Presbyterian Church in Memphis, was born in Pulaski, the son of Dr. J. D. Barbee, a Methodist minister who was a member of the Tennessee Conference for more than fifty years. He was reared in Nashville and was graduated from Vanderbilt University.
Mr. Barbee is survived by his wife; a daughter; two sons; and two brothers, David Rankin Barbee, Washington, D. C. and Robert Wendell Barbee , Memphis.

BARBER, Robert Edward The Pulaski Citizen 07 May 1952
Funeral services for Robert Edward Barber, 37, farmer of the Tarpley community, were held at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at Rehoboth Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. Fred Harper, pastor, assisted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister. Burial took place in the family lot in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mr. Barber died at 9:30 o'clock Sunday night, May 4, at Giles County Hospital, following a long illness.
Born November 20, 1914, and reared in Giles County, he was the son of Mrs. Florence Scales Barber and the late Bela Boyd Barber. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Barber is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ellen Brown Barber; one small son, Robert Dan Barber; one sister, Mrs. Raymond Hardy; and two brother, Maburn Barber and Vernon Barber, all of the Tarpley community. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.
BARKSDALE, Rilla James The Pulaski Citizen 28 Aug 1957

Funeral services for Mrs. Rilla James Barksdale, 57, native Giles Countian, were held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at New Zion Church of Christ, conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Barksdale, wife of Roy Barksdale, of Louisville, Ky., died unexpectedly of a heart attack on Wednesday, August 21, at her home in Louisville.
Born in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Andrew James and Annie Hardiman James.
Mrs. Barksdale is survived by her husband; three sons, John William Barksdale, James Edward Barksdale, and Roy M. Barksdale, Jr., all of Louisville; a step-daughter, Mrs. Bennett Oller, Louisville; three brothers, Robert James, Roy James and Calvin James, all of the Kedron community of Giles County; and a half-sister, Mrs. Fred Gilbert, Prospect. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

BARKSDALE, Susie Toombs The Pulaski Citizen 20 Sep 1950
Mrs. Susie Toombs Barksdale, 82, native of the county, died suddenly on Tuesday, September 19, at a hospital in Louisville, Ky.
Funeral rites will be held at one o'clock on Thursday afternoon at the New Zion Church of Christ, in the Kedron section conducted by Elder Malcolm White, Primitive Baptist minister.
Mrs. Barksdale, a resident of Louisville for the past sixteen years, was born and reared in Goodsprings community, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Toombs. She was the wife of John Barksdale who died in 1928.
Mrs. Barksdale is survived by two daughters, Miss Lucy Barksdale and Mrs. Mildred Jones; four sons, Roy Barksdale, Dallie Barksdale, Homer Barksdale and Hobert Barksdale, all of Louisville, Ky.; nine grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and one brother, John Toombs, Halls, Tenn.

BARLAR, Cornelius Brown The Pulaski Citizen 14 Nov 1959
Funeral services for Cornelius Brown Barlar, 80, Nashville resident and a native of Giles County, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at Woodbine Funeral Home with the burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park in that city. Mr. Barlar died on Saturday evening, November 14, at a Nashville hospital.
Born in February of 1879, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Alfred Barlar and Frances Lawhorn Barlar. He was a retired carpenter, having lived in Giles County for many years, going to Nashville about ten years ago to live with his son, John W. Barlar. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
Mr. Barlar, in addition to the son, John W. Barlar, is survived by three other sons, G. I. Barlar, B. B. Barlar, and M. B. Barlar, all of Nashville; six daughters, Mrs. Mattie T. Martin, Nashville, Mrs. Nettie Hendricks, Hermitage, Tenn., Mrs. Clarence Warden, Springfield, Mrs. Eugene Alexander, Tullahoma, Mrs. Sadie Guthrie, Miami, Fla., and Mrs. Lucie Simon, Okinawa; three brothers, Leonard Barlar, Lynnville, Tommy Barlar, Culleoka; and one half-brother, George Hollingsworth, Lewisburg; twenty-two grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.

BARLAR., David The Pulaski Citizen 17 Jan 1951

Funeral services for David Barlar, 45, farmer of the Seventh Civil District, were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. J. P. Littleton of Birmingham, Ala. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
He died at 8:52 Tuesday morning at Giles County Hospital after a brief illness.
Mr. Barlar, a member of Jehovah's Witnesses, was a native of Giles County and the son of the late Smith Barlar and Rilla Phillips Barlar. He was born February 17, 1905.
Mr. Barlar is survived by his wife, Mrs. Georgia Lou Hardiman Barlar; two daughters, Mrs. Billy Brown and Miss Mildred Barlar; and one son, Daniel Barlar, all of the home address; his step-mother, Mrs. Mattie Barlar, Pulaski; and three brothers, Floyd Barlar, Bryant Barlar and Braden Barlar, all of Pulaski. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

BARLAR, Jack Ray (Infant) The Pulaski Citizen 31 Dec 1958
Graveside prayer services were held Saturday, December 27, in Maplewood Cemetery for Jack Ray Barlar, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. William Barlar of Tupelo, Miss. The child was born Friday night.
In addition to the parents, William and Carol Tinnon Barlar; former residents of Giles County, the child is survived by one brother, Paul Randal Barlar; and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Barlar and Mr. and Mrs. Gettis Tinnon, all of Pulaski.

BARLAR, Johnnie Lee Rutledge The Pulaski Citizen 24 Jul 1955
Graveside services for Mrs. Johnnie Lee Rutledge Barlar, 91, former teacher in Giles County, will be held at Brick Church Cemetery at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon, with the Rev. Luke N. Dunn of College Grove, officiating.
Mrs. Barlar died Wednesday night at the home of a niece, Mrs. Clara Belle Ingram, after a long illness.
The last member of her immediate family, she was born December 22, 1864, the daughter of the late Dr. John Boles Rutledge and Mary Ann Wood Rutledge. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. She was the widow of Professor L. G. Barlar, an educator in the county for many years.
Mrs. Barlar is survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

BARLAR, Mattie M. McMillion The Pulaski Citizen 25 Feb 1959
Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie M. Barlar, 80, resident of the Austin Hewitt Home, were held at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by David East, Church of Christ minister. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery. Mrs. Barlar died at 4 o'clock Friday morning, February 20, at the Hewitt Home after a four weeks illness.
Born July 15, 1878, in Marshall County, she was the daughter of the late John McMillion and Sallie Spivey McMillion. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Mrs. Barlar was married three times and survived all three husbands. Her first husband Will Porterfield; her second Charlie Ralston, and her third husband was Smith Barlar.

Mrs. Barlar is survived by two sons, Luther Porterfield, Sumac Community, and Vernon Porterfield, Michigan City, Ind.; four daughters, Mrs. Bryant Barlar, Mrs. Braden Barlar, and Mrs. Everett Park, Pulaski, and Mrs. Elmo Chestnut, Muncie, Ind.; twenty-five grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lillie Adair, Dallas, Texas; and three brothers, Kenneth McMillion, Dallas, Texas, Shirley McMillion, Louisville, Ky., and Roy McMillion, Linton, __. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge.

BARLAR, Zana Lou Coker The Pulaski Citizen 14 Jan 1953
Funeral services for Mrs. Zana Lou Coker Barlar, 81, were held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Lynnville Church of Christ conducted by Riley Moore of Columbia. Burial took place in the family lot in Lynnwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Barlar died at 2:45 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, January 7, at her home in the Lynnville section, following a long illness.
Born September 1, 1871, in the county, she was the daughter of the late Asa Coker and Amanda Johnson Coker, and was a member of the Lynnville Church of Christ. The last member of her immediate family, she was the widow of the J. M. Barlar, who died January 23, 1949.
Mrs. Barlar is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Shirley Carpenter, Miss Ruby Barlar, and Mrs. Akemore Elias, Lynnville, Mrs. Roberta Waldrop, Nashville and Mrs. Earl Gregg, Mooresville; two sons, A. E. Barlar and E. C. Barlar, both of Nashville; twelve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Pulaski Funeral Home, Funeral Directors

BARNES, Carrie Mae Edmundson The Pulaski Citizen 24 Sep 1958
Funeral services for Mrs. F. W. Barnes, 77, resident of the Stella Community, were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by Dr. William H. Mansfield, with the burial in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mrs. Barnes died Tuesday morning, September 23, at the home after a long illness.
The former Miss Carrie Mae Edmundson, she was born October 1, 1881, in Giles County, the daughter of the late Van Edmundson and Lou Brown Edmundson, and was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mrs. Barnes is survived by her husband, F. W. Barnes; seven daughters, Misses Eliza Lou and Virginia Barnes and Mrs. Tillman Dawes, Stella, Mrs. Frank Gatlin, Stella, Mrs. James Hart, Galveston, Texas, Mrs. R. C. Goskill and Mrs. Royce McCree, both of Lamarque, Texas; three sons, Joe Barnes and C. A. Barnes, both of Stella and Frank Barnes, Lamarque, Texas; a number of grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Claude Rogers, Prospect; and one half-brother, Roger Edmundson, Akron, Ohio.
A son, Robert Barnes, Pulaski policeman, died January 11, 1957. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge.

BARNES, Dollie Adkins The Pulaski Citizen 02 Oct 1957
Funeral services for Mrs. Homer Barnes, 69, former Giles Countian, were held at 2 o'clock at National Funeral Home in Memphis with burial in Memorial Park in that city. Mrs. Barnes died at 1:50 o'clock on Sunday morning, September 29, at St. Joseph Hospital in Memphis after a brief illness.

Mrs. Barnes, wife of Homer Barnes, a retired superintendent of Memphis Cotton Oil Mill, was the former Miss Dollie Adkins, born in Alabama but moved with her family to Giles County at the age of one year. After residing in Giles County for a number of years, Mr. and Mrs. Barnes moved to Memphis forty years ago. She was an active member of the Chelsea Avenue Methodist Church and its missionary society, and was also a member of the Tri-State Cotton Oil Mill Auxiliary and the Northeast Memphis Civic Club.
Mrs. Barnes is survived by her husband, a native of Giles County; one daughter, Mrs. Woodrow Sanford, Memphis; two grandchildren; and one brother, Jim Adkins, Pulaski.
Relatives attending the funeral included J. W. Adkins, Mrs. Dan Gordon and Mrs. Ruth Wilkes of Pulaski, and Tate Anderson of Atlanta, Ga., brother of Homer Barnes.

BARNES, John Litterton The Pulaski Citizen 14 May 1952
Funeral services for John Litterton Barnes, 73, retired farmer, were held at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Hanna Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Haynes Brinkley. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
He died at 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, May 13, at his home in the Stella community, after a six weeks illness.
Mr. Barnes is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lena Mae Tarpley Barnes; and two sons, John L. Barnes, Jr., and Everett Kendall Barnes, both of Stella. Pulaski Funeral Home, Funeral Directors.

BARNES, Mary Jo The Pulaski Citizen 25 Jan 1956
Funeral services for Mary Jo Barnes, 8, were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. J. W. McCullough, Church of God minister of Bunker Hill. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Barnes of McCains, formerly of Giles County, died early Monday morning at the home. She was born July 15, 1947 in Giles County.
In addition to the parents, Mary Jo is survived by one sister, Linda Joyce Barnes, and one brother, James Lee Barnes; and the grandmothers, Mrs. Glen Tate and Mrs. Flournoy Patterson, both of Pulaski. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

BARNES, Robert O'Neal The Pulaski Citizen 16 Jan 1957
Robert O'Neal Barnes, 51, a member of the Pulaski Police Department for the past three years, died at 9:15 Friday night at his home on Ingram Street after a six months' illness.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p. m. Sunday at First Methodist Church in Pulaski by Dr. W. H. Mansfield, Associate Pastor, and the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery in Pulaski with Bennett-May Funeral directors in charge.
A native of the Stella community, Mr. Barnes was the son of F. W. and Carrie Mae Edmundson Barnes. He was educated in Giles County schools and was engaged in farming before moving to Pulaski to become connected with the police department. He was a member of the Stella Methodist Church, the Giles County Sportsman's Club and the Fox Hunters' Association.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Barnes is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lavinia McCracken Barnes; two daughter, Miss Judy Barnes and Mrs. Glen Chapman; a son, Robert Barnes, of Pulaski; seven sisters, Mrs. J. T. Hart, Galveston, Texas, Mrs. R. C. Gaskill and Mrs. Royce McCree, LaMarque, Texas, Miss Eliza Lou Barnes, Stella, Mrs. Tillman Dawes, Stellaa, Miss Virginia Barnes, Stella, Mrs. Frank Gatlin, Bethel; three brothers, Frank Barnes, Jr., LaMarque, Texas, Joe and Arris Barnes, Stella.

BARNES, Tommy The Pulaski Citizen 16 Sep 1953
Tommy Barnes, 17, senior at Minor Hill High School, died Thursday afternoon enroute to Giles County Hospital from a head injury sustained shortly after lunch when he was struck on the back of the head by a pole being raised in the installation of a TV antenna at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Barnes of the Stella community.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Barnes of the same community, the young man and his father were assisting in the erection of the antenna at his grandparents' home when the accident occurred. He was rushed to the hospital but was dead on arrival.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete Thursday afternoon.
He was an outstanding basketball player at Minor Hill High School.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Miss Judy Barnes, a junior at Minor Hill High School, and Miss Faye Barnes, Nashville; a brother, Pvt. Bobby Barnes, U. S. Army in Austria; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Barnes; and maternal grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. J. Lytle McCracken, Bunker Hill.

BARNES, Will Culbertson The Pulaski Citizen 2 Nov 1955
Will Culbertson Barnes, 82, retired Louisville and Nashville Railroad conductor, died at 5:30 o'clock Wednesday morning, November 2, at his home at Bethel after a long illness.
Funeral rites will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Bethel Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. W. C. Folks, pastor of the church. Burial will take placce in the Brown Cemetery at Bethel.
Born April 18, 1873, at Beaver Falls, Pa., he was the son of the late Robert Inman Barnes and Eliza Jane Douthit Barnes, and moved with his family while a small child to Giles County. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
He had been a railroad conductor for thirty-five years.
Mr. Barnes is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Charles Ewart Hagan; three grandchildren; two brother, Frank Barnes and Fred Barnes, both of Stella; and two sisters, Mrs. Ellis C. Howard and Mrs. Will Smith, Stella.

BARNETT, Elizabeth Campbell The Pulaski Citizen 3 Feb 1954
Relatives have received word of the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Campbell Barnett, widow of Rupert Barnett, which occurred at one o'clock Wednesday morning, February 3, at a hospital in Atlanta, Ga., following a lengthy illness. Funeral rites and burial will take place in that city Thursday afternoon.
Mrs. Barnett was the daughter of the late Dr. H. T. Campbell and Mrs. Mollie Abernathy Campbell, formerly of Giles County, and later residents of Nashville.

Mrs. Barnett is survived by one son, Campbell Barnett, Boston, Mass.; and one brother, Hugh Campbell, Gulfport, Miss. Mrs. Barnett lost two sons, Rupert Barnett, Jr. and Hugh Campbell Barnett, during World War II.
Mrs. Porter Stone and Richard Abernathy of Pulaski and Mr. and Mrs. James Abernathy of Nashville will leave early Thursday morning for Atlanta, to attend the funeral of their relative.

BARNETT, Joseph The Pulaski Citizen 2 May 1956
Funeral services for Dr. Joseph Barnett, 71, former Giles Countian, who died Sunday, were held Tuesday, April 24, in Anniston, Ala., with burial in that city.
Dr. Barnett, a chiropractor in Anniston for many years, was born in Lawrence County but came as a child with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Barnett, to Giles County where he lived the greater part of his life.
Dr. Barnett is survived by his second wife, Mrs. Ethel Rogers Barnett; two sisters, Mrs. Effie Ball and Mrs. Joe Meadows, both of Nashville; and one half-sister, Mrs. Willie L. Wheeler,
Bodenham. His first wife, Mrs. Lena Carter Barnett died thirty-five years ago.

BARNETT, Mark The Pulaski Citizen 1 Jun 1955
Funeral services for Mark Barnett, 59, Giles Countian killed in a railroad accident at 8:05 Saturday morning near Wales, were held at 2:00 p. m. Sunday at the Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Lloyd L. Hickman and the Rev. Argine Hughes, Baptist ministers, officiated and burial was in the church cemetery.
Barnett, a former employee on the Joe Scales farm, was killed when he was struck by an L&N freight train about 200 feet south of a crossing at Wales, Chief Deputy Sheriff Hal Stewart said.
L&N Engineer G. B. Haynes of Nashville said he saw the man's body lying on the track when he was about "two car lengths away from it." The train continued 25 feet before it could be stopped.
Barnett is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ola Wilson Barnett; four daughters, Mrs. Edgar Kellam, Mrs. Sidney Kellam, both of Elkton, Mrs. J. D. Johns, Nashville, and Miss Verna Barnett, Wales; four sons, William Barnett, Beech Hill, Kenneth and Harold Dean Barnett, Wales, Butler Barnett, Nashville; his mother, Mrs. Maude Butler Barnett, Pulaski; three half-sisters and two half-brothers; and 14 grandchildren.

BARNETT, Neal Paul The Pulaski Citizen 9 Feb 1955
Services for Neal Paul Barnett, 34, were to be held at two o'clock Thursday afternoon at the First Baptist Church by J. Clark Hensley, the pastor. Burial in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mr. Barnett died Tuesday in Veterans Hospital in Nashville from injuries received Saturday morning when a fire truck answering a call, collided with an automobile at Jefferson and Patterson Streets. Barnett was thrown from the fire truck as it struck a basement door of the Jefferson Motor Co. throwing him against a rock wall.
He was a native of Loretto, Tenn., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Everette Barnett. Entering the service in 1940 he was captured in North Africa and held a prisoner of war for 26 months. He was discharged from the service in 1945.
Mr. Barnett was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Opal Glover Barnett; a month old daughter, Cynthia Lucille; six sisters, Mrs. Mollie Brewer of Lawrenceburg, Mrs. Howard Robinson of Chattanooga, Mrs J. H. Wolfe and Mrs. Fred Willis of Kingsport, Tenn., Mrs. Alan Belew and Mrs. C. W. Beeler of Loretto; six brothers, Allen, Roy, James and Billy Barnett of Loretto, Clyde Barnett of Kingsport and Ernest Barnett of Flintville.

BARR, Erskine William The Pulaski Citizen 14 Sep 1955
Funeral services for Erskine William Barr, 78, Minnow Branch farmer, will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Union Valley Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton. Burial will take place in Lynnwood Cemetery.
Mr. Barr died at 9 o'clock Tuesday night at Giles County Hospital after several months illness.
Mr. Barr is survived by his wife, Mrs. Myra Bowen Barr; two daughters, Mrs. Everett Lane, Campbellsville community, and Mrs. Gentry Holt, Wales; five sons, Marvin Barr, Mt. Pleasant, Robert Barr, Goodspring, Flournoy and Richard Barr, Lynnville, and Dillon Barr, Roxboro, N. C.; twenty grandchildren and forty-five grandchildren; and four sisters, Mrs. Zena Woodard, Dry Creek, Mrs. Myrtle Matthews, Mt. Pleasant, Mrs. Tippie Jones, Riversburg, and Mrs. Annie Mae Barr, Columbia.

BARRON, Eula Mae Scott The Pulaski Citizen 25 Mar 1959
Funeral services for Mrs. Eula Mae Scott Barron, 63, former resident of Lynnville, were held Friday afternoon at the Church Street Church of Christ in Lewisburg. Mrs. Barron died Thurday at Leonard Hospital in that city.
A former employee of the Rose and Boyd Store in Lynnville for a number of years, mrs. Barron is survived by her husband, Orin Barron; two sons, Noel Barron of Chattanooga, and Lt. Comdr. William Barron, San Juan, Puerto Rico; six grandchildren; one brother, Carmack Scott, Lewisburg; and three sisters, Mrs. John C. Harris, Nashville, Mrs. O. D. Harrell, Lewisburg, and Mrs. J. P. Wilkes, Detroit, Mich.

BARSHEARS, Sallie Jane English The Pulaski Citizen 21 Oct 1959
Funeral services for Mrs. Sallie Jane English Barshears, 88, resident of the Hams Creek section, were held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at Rock Springs Baptist Church. Rites were conducted by the Rev. Eugene Steelman, Mr. Hearn and the Rev. Floyd Cates with the burial in Rose Hill Cemetery in the Nineteenth Civil District. Mrs. Barshears died at 2 o'clock Thursday morning, October 15, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Noble Campbell, after a few months declining health.
Born July 2, 1871, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late John T. English and Sallie Bell Locke English, and was a member of the Rock Springs Baptist Church. Her husband, R. Lee Barshears, died September 23, 1947.
Mrs. Barshears, the last member of her immediate family, is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Luther Garrett, Hams Creek, Mrs. Luther Long, Pulaski, and Mrs. Campbell, Bodenham; one son, English Barshears, Weakley Creek section; and eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Bennett-May and Company, in charge.

BASS, Alvah Hix The Pulaski Citizen 17 Apr 1957

Funeral services for Alvah Hix Bass, 74, retired carpenter, were held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by Dr. Bruce Strother, Dr. William H. Mansfield and the Rev. J. T. Parsons, Methodist ministers. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mr. Bass who had been a patient in a Nashville hospital several weeks, died at 11:15 o'clock Friday morning, April 12, following a long period of declining health.
Born June 3, 1882, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Presley Hix Bass and Martha Ann Reed Abernathy Bass, and was a member of First Methodist Church in Pulaski.
Mr. Bass is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sallie Lively Bass; one daughter, Mrs. W. H. Birdsong, Chicago, Ill.; three sons, William Presley Bass, Pulaski, Bailey Bass, Jackson, and Billy Joe Bass, Tuscumbia, Ala.; several grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Neal Gladish, Wilmington, Del.; and two brothers, Sterlyn A. Bass and Edgar R. Bass, both of Tarpley community of Giles County. Bennett-May Company, Morticians in charge.

BASS, Atha Filmore The Pulaski Citizen 14 Nov 1956
Funeral services for Atha Filmore Bass, 77, retired farmer, will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. James T. Parsons, pastor of Blooming Grove Methodist Church. Mr. Bass died of a heart attack at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in Giles County Hospital, after a long illness. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
A lifelong resident of the county, he was born June 20, 1879, the son of the late Gus Bass and Ann Tucker Bass. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mr. Bass is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary McCormick Bass; two daughters, Mrs. James Kellam and Mrs. Raymond Phillips; one grandson; two sisters, Mrs. Jerome Roden and Mrs. Kirk M. Arney; and one brother, Leonard Bass, all of Giles County. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

BASS, Joseph Ordway "Audie" The Pulaski Citizen 5 Aug 1959
Joseph Audie Bass, 83, retired farmer, died at 10 o'clock Thursday night, July 16, at Giles County Hospital after several months illness. Funeral services were held at 10 o'clock the following Saturday morning at Bennett-May Funeral Home, with burial in Center Point Cemetery. Born April 1, 1876, in Giles County, he was the son of Frank Bass and Nancy Holley Bass. He had been a member of the Mt. Zion Methodist Church since his boyhood.
Mr. Bass, the last member of his immediate family, is survived by his wife, Mrs. Hattie Harwell Bass; two sons, Alton Bass, Lewisburg, and Guy Bass, Pulaski; one granddaughter, Mrs. Carroll Roller, Pulaski.

BASS, James E. The Pulaski Citizen 19 May 1954
James E. Bass, 52, employee of Monsanto Chemical Company, Columbia, died at 5:25 o'clock Sunday afternoon, May 16, after a long illness.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at Riverside Church of Christ, conducted by Amos Derryberry and Dorris Billingsley and burial took place in Head Springs Cemetery at Belfast.

Native of Minor Hill, Mr. Bass had lived in Columbia the past ten years. He was a son of Mrs. Virgie Prince Bass and the late John Bass and was a member of the Church of Christ.
In additon to his mother, Mr. Bass is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dorothy D. Bass; three sons, Billy Pat, Robert Allen and James Charles Bass, all of Columbia; three brothers, Will, Ervin, and Herbert Bass, Pulaski; and four sisters, Mrs. Ethel McCree, Mrs. Ruby Harwell, Mrs. Maxie Holley and Mrs. Al Williams, all of Pulaski.

BASS, Jennie Patton The Pulaski Citizen 14 Jul 1954
Funeral services for Mrs. Jennie Patton Bass, who died unexpectedly at 4:45 o'clock Friday morning, July 9, at her home in Mt. Pleasant, where held there Sunday afternoon with burial in Arlington Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Miss Freda Bass and Mrs. Ruth Bass Sexton, Mt. Pleasant; two sisters, Mrs. Bell Akers, Dover, Ohio, and Mrs. S. S. Journey, Ensley, Ala., three brothers, George Patton, Ensley, Andy Patton, Louisville, Ky., and William Patton, Gordonsburg.
Miss Freda Bass is a member of the faculty of Giles County High School, a position she has held a number of years.

BASS, John Audie The Pulaski Citizen 5 Aug 1959
Joseph Audie Bass, 83, retired farmer, died at 10 o'clock Thursday night, July 16, at Giles County Hospital after several months illness.
Funeral services were held at 10 o'clock the following Saturday morning at Bennett-May Funeral Home, with burial in Center Point Cemetery.
Born April 1, 1876, in Giles County, he was the son of Frank Bass and Nancy Holley Bass. He had been a member of the Mt. Zion Methodist Church since his boyhood.
Mr. Bass, the last member of his immediate family, is survived by his wife, Mrs. Hattie Harwell Bass; two sons, Alton Bass, Lewisburg, and Guy Bass, Pulaski; one granddaughter, Mrs. Carroll Roller, Pulaski.

BASS, John Henry The Pulaski Citizen 12 Mar 1952
John Henry Bass, 83, service station operator in the Bunker Hill community, was found dead Tuesday morning, March 11, at his home. It is supposed that he died early Monday night from a heart attack, as he had suffered from the ailment for a number of years. A member of the family visited him Monday night, taking him some food for his supper.
Funeral rites were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Bunker Hill Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Carl Holloway, pastor of the church. Burial took place in Bee Spring Cemetery.
Born in Giles County on March 13, 1868, he was the son of the late George Bass and Ann Holbert Bass. He had been a member of the Methodist Church since his youth.
Mr. Bass never married.
The survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Mollie Stevenson, Bodenham, and Mrs. Sidney Mitchell, Bunker Hill and two brothers, Clyde Bass, Flintville, and O. B. Bass, Bunker Hill. Toney Rainey, Ardmore, Funeral Directors.


BASS, Rachel Harwell The Pulaski Citizen 9 Dec 1953
Funeral services for Mrs. Rachel Harwell Bass, 44, were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Pleasant Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church, conducted by the Rev. S. O. McAdoo, pastor of the church, assisted by the Rev. J. C. Elkins, Methodist minister. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Bass died at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning at Giles County Hospital, following several months illness.
Born October 25, 1909, in the Stella section, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Coleman Harwell and Hattie Howard Harwell. She was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and was active in community service.
Mrs. Bass is survived by her husband, Clyde Bass, farmer of Stella; two daughters, Mrs. Thomas Burks, South Bend, Ind., and Miss Eleanor Bass, Stella; one son, Billy Bass, Stella; and two grandchildren; Her mother died August 1, 1953. Bennett-May and Company, funeral directors, in charge.

BASS, Robert Hugh The Pulaski Citizen 27 Feb 1957
Graveside services for Robert Hugh Bass, 79, retired farmer of Campbell Station, were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Maplewood Cemetery conducted by Gynnath Ford, minister of the Lynnville Church of Christ. He died of a heart ailment at 8:30 o'clock Tuesday morning at his home in Lynnville where he had lived the past two years.
Born May 6, 1877, in Wilson County, he was the son of the late Dan Bass and Julia Borum Bass.
Mr. Bass is survived by his wife, Mrs. Annie Mae Griggs Bass; one son, Herman Bass, Detroit, Mich.; and three brothers, Capt. H. H. Bass, Nashville, Oscar Bass, Old Hickory, and Relly Bass, Birmingham, Ala.; and one sister, Mrs. Will Bullington, Donelson. Bennett-May Company, Morticians in charge.

BASS, Sallie Lena Hanna The Pulaski Citizen 20 May 1953
Funeral services for Mrs. Sallie Lena Hanna Bass, 65, were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Stella Cumberland Presbyterian Church, conducted by Rev. S. O. McAdoo, pastor of the church. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Bass died at 11:25 o'clock at Stella following a long illness.
A lifelong resident of the county, she was born October 25, 1887, the daughter of the late James Adam Hanna and Frances Molly Petty Hanna. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Mrs. Bass, the last member of her immediate family, is survived by her husband, Dave Bass, farmer of the Stella community; one daughter, Mrs. James Cosby, Minor Hill; five sons, Grady E. Bass, Stella, Butler Smith Bass, U. S. Air Force stationed at Smyrna Air Force Base, Robert Bass, Nashville, Joe Paul Bass, U. S. Navy, in the Pacific area, and Roy Bass, Stella; and seven grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Forrest Wilburn, the former Miss Lena Mae Bass, died April 20 of this year. Pulaski Funeral Home, Funeral Directors.

BASS, Virgie Prince The Pulaski Citizen 5 Jan 1955

Funeral services for Mrs. Virgie Prince Bass, 79, were held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon in the Minor Hill Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Haynes Brinkley, pastor of the church, and the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister. Burial took place in the family lot in the Minor Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Bass died at 11:20 o'clock Tuesday night at Giles County Hospital following a long period of declining health.
Born September 8, 1875, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Gideon Prince and Mary Aurora Appleton Prince. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Her husband, John H. Bass, died December 31, 1943.
Mrs. Bass is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Abe Holley, Mrs. Loyd Harwell and Mrs. Matthew Williams, Pulaski and Mrs. John McCree, Minor Hill; three sons, Herbert Bass, Ervin Bass and Will Bass, all of Pulaski; twenty three grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Lillian Vestal, Jacksonville, Fla., and Mrs. Maude Shook, Pulaski; and one brother, Claude Prince, Minor Hill. Bennett May and Company Funeral Directors in charge.

BASSHAM, Walter Joseph The Pulaski Citizen 13 Jun 1956
Funeral services were held at 10 o'clock Saturday morning at Pettus Owen and Wood
Funeral Home in Nashville for Walter Joseph Bassham, 76, former resident of Minor
Hill, with burial rites taking place at 2:30 o'clock that afternoon at Minor Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Bassham died Thursday at his residence on Burch Avenue.
Born Feb. 20, 1880, at Prospect, he was the son of the late John A. Bassham and Caroline Case Bassham. He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Stella.
Mr. Bassham is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Roper Bassham; three daughters, Mrs. Luther H. Hathcoat, Minor Hill, Mrs. O. W. Thomas, Montgomery, Ala., and Mrs. Mary B. Elder, Madison, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Mrs. Rachel Pratt, Athens, Ala., Donald Hathcoat, Anchorage, Alaska, and G. David Elder, Madison; and one great grandchild.

BATES, Charles Newton The Pulaski Citizen 20 Nov 1957
Charles Newton Bates, 83, retired farmer and dairyman of Lincoln County who moved to Giles County three years ago, died at 10 o'clock Thursday morning, November 21, at Giles County Hospital after an illness of three months.
Funeral rites will be held at Higgins Funeral Home in Fayetteville with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery at Fayetteville. Dr. William H. Mansfield and Dr. Bruce Strother will officiate. The time has not been set pending word from relatives.
Born in Lincoln County, March 16, 1874, he had lived most of his life in Lincoln County, and was twice married. His first wife, Mrs. Ethel Williams Bates, a Lincoln Countian, died eleven years ago. His second wife, Mrs. Henrietta Hargrove Bates survives.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Bates is survived by six daughters, Mrs. William Ward, Detroit, Mich., Mrs. H. C. Harrison, Fort Myers, Fla., Mrs. Jo Sipes, Cookeville, and Mrs. Ellis Towery, Mrs. Webb Shofner and Mrs. Marvin Grisham, all of Lincoln County; two sons, Carlos R. Bates, Fayetteville, and Warren Bates, St. Petersburg, Fla.; 22 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mattie Dill, Corsicana, Texas.

BATES, Walter Van The Pulaski Citizen 19 Mar 1958
Walter Van Bates and Sherman Smith, Elkton residents, were killed near Columbia about 4:10 Monday afternoon when the truck in which they were riding overturned after an apparent attempt to avoid passing a stopped school bus.
Funeral services for Mr. Bates were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Church of Christ in Ardmore and burial took place in the Elliott Cemetery, with Rainey Funeral Home in charge.
Mr. Bates, a member of the Church of Christ, is survived by his wife, Mrs. Isabel Widner Bates; his parents, Erskine and Ola Ussery Bates; Elkmont, Ala.; two daughters, Patricia Ann and Virginia Gayle Bates; two sons, Odie Erskine Bates of Elkton and Forrest Wayne Bates, Decatur, Ala.; three brothers, Lewis, Willis and Alvin Bates and a sister, Louise Daly.

BAUGH, Atha S. The Pulaski Citizen 13 Jul 1958
Atha S. Baugh, son of the late Atha T. Baugh and Maggie May McCord Baugh, and grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Luther W. McCord, of Pulaski, died on August 6, following a stroke at his home in Fort Pierce, Fla. Funeral rites took place in that city.
He is survived by his wife; one daughter; and two grandchildren; Louisville, Ky.; two sisters, Mrs. Stewart Watson and Miss Margaret Baugh, both of Georgia; and one brother, Hansell Baugh, New York City.

BAUGH, Maggie May McCord The Pulaski Citizen 2 May 1956
Funeral services for Mrs. Maggie May McCord Baugh, 88, native Pulaskian, were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Sam R. Dodson, Jr. Burial followed in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mrs. Baugh, who had been residing in Atlanta, Ga. forty five years, died there Saturday after a period of declining health. Born and reared in Pulaski, she was the daughter of the late Luther McCord and Margaret Shapard McCord, prominent residents of the county, and was a member of the Methodist Church. She was graduated from Martin College and had served as organist at the Methodist Church for many years.
Mrs. Baugh, widow of Atha T. Baugh, is survived by two daughters, Miss Margaret Baugh and Mrs. Stuart Walton, Atlanta, Ga., and two sons, Atha Baugh, Jr., Louisville, Ky. and Hansel Baugh, New York City. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

BAUMANN, J. Fred The Pulaski Citizen 28 Mar 1956
J. Fred Baumann, 67, Knoxville businessman and civic leader, died of a cerebral hemorrhage early Tuesday morning, March 27, at Fort Sanders Hospital after several days illness. Funeral rites and burial took place in that city.
Mr. Baumann, a member of a widely-known Knoxville family, had operated an automobile service and tire shop for more than forty years.
In addition to his wife, the former Miss Hallie Harwood of Pulaski; Mr. Baumann is survived by one son, J. Fred Baumann, Jr.; and one daughter, Mrs. T. E. Martin; both of Knoxville.


BAYLESS, Gertrude Grant The Pulaski Citizen 9 May 1951
Funeral services for Mrs. Gertrude Grant Bayless, 74, member of a prominent Giles County family, were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the First Presbyterian Church, conducted by the Rev. Albert E. Dimmock, pastor of the church. Burial took place in the family lot in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mrs. Bayless died unexpectedly of a heart attack on Sunday morning at her home on South Third Street, as she was preparing to attend church services.
The daughter of the late Dr. James Talliaferro Grant and Helen Buford Grant, she was born and reared here and was educated at Martin College, Pulaski. She was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church.
Her husband, a railroad official in Washington, D. C., died many years ago.
Mrs. Bayless is survived by one son, Albert Berry Bayless, Jr., Evansville, Ind.; three grandchildren, A. B. Bayless, third, Corbin, Ky., Mrs. Rowland Cummins, and Mrs. Robert Thompson, both of Evansville, Ind.; and three great grandchildren. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

BAYLESS, W. T. The Pulaski Citizen 4 Nov 1953
W. T. Bayless, 71, former Pulaski resident, died of a heart attack at 5 o'clock on Friday afternoon, October 30, at his home in Bradenton, Fla., following a period of declining health. Funeral rites were held there Sunday.
Reared near Petersburg, he moved as a young man to Giles County where he made his home until a year ago. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
Mr. Bayless is survived by his wife, Mrs. Kate Welch Bayless; one son, Marsh Bayless; two sisters, Mrs. Smith White, Pulaski and Mrs. James Franklin, Louisville, Ky.

BAYLY, Bessie Pillow Acuff Keller The Pulaski Citizen 10 Jul 1957
Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie Pillow Acuff Keller Bayly, 67, Lewisburg resident and mother of R. P. (Bob) Keller, Pulaski realtor, were held at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Lewisburg Church of Christ. Burial took place in Lone Oak Cemetery in Lewisburg.
Mrs. Bayly died at 3 o'clock Saturday morning, July 6, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Grover C. Wallace at Pasadena, near Houston, Texas, after a brief illness.
A member of the Church of Christ, Mrs. Bayly was born in Marshall County, the daughter of the latre Jim Acuff and Effie Cowden Acuff.
Mrs. Bayly is survived by one son at Pulaski; four daughters, Mrs. E. O. Parr, Mrs. Collier Hunter and Mrs. Reavis Coggins, Jr., all of Lewisburg, and Mrs. Wallace at Pasadena, Texas; seven grandchildren; and one brother, Woodson Wilkes, Nashville.

BEARD, Ann Henry Eaton The Pulaski Citizen 5 Feb 1958
Funeral services for Mrs. Ann Henry Eaton Beard, 77, native of Giles County, were held at 11 o'clock Wednesday morning at Pulaski Funeral Home, conducted by Tom Holland, minister of East Hill Church of Christ. Burial took place in Beech Hill Cemetery.

A member of the East Hill Church of Christ, she was born November 3, 1889, in Giles County, the daughter of the late James Henry Eaton and Destie Stockton Eaton. Her husband, Robert Pinkney Beard, died August 26, 1949.
Mrs. Beard is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Hugh Harwell, Pulaski, with whom she had made her home in recent years; three sons, Henry Beard, Coffeyville, Kans., Roy Beard, Louisville, Ky., and Gilbert Beard, Joplin, Mo.; ten grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren; and one half sister, Mrs Atha Mitchell, Frankewing. Pulaski Funeral Home, Morticians in charge.

BEARD, John Roy The Pulaski Citizen 23 Jan 1952
John Roy Beard, 54, well-known farmer of Minor Hill, died at his home on Tuesday morning, January 15, after an illness of several months.
Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Chestnut Grove Methodist Church with the pastor, the Rev. William Starnes, officiating. Burial will be in Chestnut Grove Cemetery.
Mr. Beard is survived by his wife, the former Miss Bessie Lee Stafford; seven daughters, Mrs. James Barr and Mrs. Villard Palmer of Goodsprings, Misses Imogene, Betty Sue, Barbara Ann, Rachel, and Patricia Beard; two sons, Harold and Charles Beard; three sisters, Mrs. N. E. McMaster and Mrs. R. E. Surles of Stella, Mrs. Logan Surles of Louisville, Ky.; two brothers, Ike W. Beard and Hayes M. Beard, Nashville; and one grandchild.

BEARD, Presley Osborne The Pulaski Citizen 9 Dec 1953
Funeral services for Presley Osborne Beard, 48, farmer of the Pisgah community, were held at 11 o'clock Friday morning at Pisgah Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
Mr. Beard died Wednesday night following a long period of declining health.
Born August 12, 1905, he was the son of Bob Beard and Carrie Russell Beard. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church.
Mr. Beard is survived by one sister, Mrs. Mattie Beard Allen, Cornersville; and two brothers, Howard Beard, Friendship, and John Henry Beard, Frankewing. Bennett-May and Company, funeral directors in charge.

BEARD, Robert Murray The Pulaski Citizen 22 Jul 1959
Funeral services for Robert Murray Beard, 23, native of Giles County, were held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, July 18, at Skinner's Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kans., with burial in Edna, Kans. Mr. Beard died at 1:45 o'clock Wednesday morning, July 15, in Coffeyville as a result of a kidney ailment.
Born February 29, 1936, in Giles County, he was the son of Henry Beard , now residing in Coffeyville, Kans., and Mrs. Clyde B. Graham, now residing in Crowell, Texas. He had made his home in Coffeyville since 1948. He attended Beech Hill High School and was a member of the Baptist Church.
In addition to his father and mother, Mr. Beard is survived by his wife Mrs. Eva Mae Billips Beard; and one son, Bobby Dean Beard, both of Coffeyville; two sisters, Mrs. William D. Lovett, Pulaski, and Mrs. William H. Pierce, Fayetteville; one half-brother, Michael Henry Beard, Coffeyville; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. O. J. Clark of Pulaski.

BEARDEN, Hattie Sands The Pulaski Citizen 2 Mar 1955
Funeral services for Hattie Sands Bearden, 73, former Lynnville resident, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Lynnville Church of Christ, conducted by J. Bedford Rasbury, minister of Second Street Church of Christ. Burial took place in Lynnwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Bearden died on Saturday, February 26, at the home of her daughter, Miss Brownie Bearden, at Maryville, Tenn.
Born in the Lynnville section, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Sands and Sarah Coffey Sands, and was a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband, Charles Henry Bearden, died in 1929.
Mrs. Bearden is survived by two daughters, Miss Brownie Bearden, and Mrs. W. F. Braden, Memphis; five sons, Robert S. Bearden, Louisville, Ky., Wendell H. Bearden, Baltimore, Md., Paul Bearden, Charles H. Bearden, Jr., and Carl W. Bearden, all of Nashville; one brother, John Sands, Lynnville; three sisters, Mrs. Will Pearson, Mrs. Charley Jenkins, and Mrs. Jim Goad, all of Nashville; two half-sisters, Mrs. Emmett Gibson, Columbia and Mrs. W. Rufe Thurman, Lynnville; and seventeen grandchildren.

BEARDEN, William Woodville The Pulaski Citizen 6 May 1953
William Woodville Bearden, 86, retired farmer, died at 5:50 o'clock, Sunday afternoon, May 3, at the home in the Lynnville section following several years declining health.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at Center Point Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Lloyd Hickman and the Rev. L. M. Laten, Baptist Ministers. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
Mr. Bearden had been a member of the Center Point Baptist Church the greater part of his life and had served as a deacon for more than four decades.
Born April 3, 1867, in Lincoln County, TN, he was the son of the late Rufus Mack Bearden and Mary Cunningham Bearden. When he was eleven years old, the family moved to Giles County where he lived the remainder of his life. His wife, Mrs. Alice Redd Bearden, died May 11, 1942.
Mr. Bearden is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Robert B. Watson, Lynnville; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. J. H. Bledsoe and Mrs. William Morrison, both of Petersburg. TN.

BEASLEY, Erma Gray The Pulaski Citizen 6 Apr 1955
Erma Gray Beasley, 57, native of Giles County and an employee of the National Carbon and Carbide Company in Columbia for a number of years, died unexpectedly of a heart attack about midnight on April 4 at his home at McCains in Maury County.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Craft Memorial Methodist Church in Columbia, with the Rev. Richard Roe, pastor, officiating. Burial took place temporarily in Mt. Olivet Vault in Nashville, at a later date to be removed to the new cemetery in Columbia.
Born November 16, 1897, at Aspen Hill, he was the son of the late William James Erma Beasley and Mary Kerr Beasley, and was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The family lived at Aspen Hill until about fourteen years ago, moving to Maury County.

Mr. Beasley is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lorene Jones Beasley; six daughters, Mrs. Thomas E. Guschke, Mrs. James A. Underwood, Mrs. Tillman Demastus, Mrs. Robert Harris, all of Columbia, and Mrs. Robert Ramsey, Topeka, Kans., and Miss Nancy Beasley, McCains; two sons, E. Gray Beasley, Jr., Knoxville, and Billy Clay Beasley, McCains; ten grandchildren, five sisters, Mrs. E. B. Young, Bryson, Mrs. Maggie Tarpley, Madison and Misses Lela and Gradye Beasley, teachers in Giles County, who live at Rockwood; and one brother, Orrin K. Beasley, Kedron.

BEASLEY, Etoile Haney The Pulaski Citizen 4 Jun 1952
Mrs. Etoile Haney Beasley and Mrs. Velma King Taylor were killed in an automobile wreck north of Elkton. They were coming to Pulaski to attend the graduation exercises of Mrs. Taylor's daughter, Miss Barbara Ann Taylor, at Martin College.
Mrs. Beasley was the former Miss Etoile Haney of Tuscumbia, Ala., the daughter of late Dr. and Mrs. Haney. She had resided in Elkton since the death of her husband, John G. Beasley, several years ago, having returned to Giles County from Montgomery, Ala., where they were residing at the time of his death. She was a member of the Methodist Church and a leader in the Elkton community.
Mrs. Beasley is survived by two daughters, Mrs. W. H. Rector, Chicago, Ill., and Mrs. C. W Ewart, Fresno, Calif.; a brother, Craig Haney, Birmingham, Ala.; a sister, Mrs. Lucille Jenkins of Chattanooga; and 2 grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Beasley were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home in Pulaski by the Rev. Walter Hayes, former pastor of the Elkton Methodist Church. Burial was in the Elkton Cemetery.

BEASLEY, Flora Cox The Pulaski Citizen 2 Nov 1955
Funeral services for Mrs. Flora Cox Beasley, 76, widow of Logan Beasley, were held at 10 o'clock Saturday morning in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home. The Rev. J. E. Trotter, Methodist minister, officiated, and burial took place in the family lot in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mrs. Beasley who had been in failing health for several months, died Friday at Giles County Hospital.
A lifelong resident of Giles County, she was born Dec. 5, 1878, the daughter of the late Edward R. Cox and Augusta Ann Abernathy Cox. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mr. Beasley died in 1943.
Mrs. Beasley is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Edward Wheeler; two grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Charles R. Gilbert, Pulaski, Mrs. Joe Cridebring, Tucumcari, N. M., and Mrs. J. M. Reed, Fort Worth, Texas; and one brother, Mahlon Cox, Arrington, Tenn.

BEASLEY, Logan McClure The Pulaski Citizen 11 Feb 1953
Logan McClure Beasley, 76, retired farmer, died of a heart attack at 11:15 o'clock Tuesday night, February 10, at Giles County Hospital a few minutes after he arrived there.
Funeral rites will be at 10:00 o'clock on Thursday morning at the residence near Pulaski. The Rev. N. O. Allen, pastor of the Aspen Hill Methodist Church, will officiate and burial will take place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Born June 20, 1876, in the Aspen Hill community, he was the son of the late Neil S. Beasley and Mildred Lambeth Beasley. He was a member of the Aspen Hill Methodist Church.

Mr. Beasley is survived by his second wife, Mrs. Flora Cox Beasley; two daughters, Mrs. J. Rufus Baker, Columbia, and Mrs. Edward Wheeler, Pulaski; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Miss Maude Beasley, Memphis, and Mrs. J. Carley Lester, Pulaski; and three brothers, Fred W. Beasley, Lynnville, Clarence Beasley, Boston, Mass., and Claiborne Beasley, San Francisco, Calif. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors
BEASLEY, Ocia Owings The Pulaski Citizen 12 Apr 1950
Funeral services for Mrs. W. H. Beasley, 75, who died at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning, April 12, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. L. Baker, in Winchester, will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon in Murfreesboro. Burial will take place in Maple View Cemetery in Smyrna.
Mrs. Beasley, the former Miss Ocia Owings, was the daughter of the late Rev. N. B. S. Owings, a Methodist minister. Her husband, Rev. W. H. Beasley, also a Methodist minister, died in August, 1949.
Mrs. Beasley was a sister of the late Allison F. Owings who died a week ago in Cusseta, Ga.
Both the late Rev. Owings and Rev. W. H. Beasley, held many pastorates in Giles County.

BEASLEY, Ollie The Pulaski Citizen 9 Nov 1955
Funeral services for Ollie Beasley, 78, former resident of the county, were held at 3:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, and burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mr. Beasley died Friday at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. Theo Pierson, in Enid, Okla.
A native of Marshall County, he had lived in Giles County thirty years, having been a farmer in the Pisgah community. In 1942 at the death of his wife, Mrs. Maude Woodward Beasley, he went to Oklahoma to make his home.
Mr. Beasley is survived by one granddaughter and two great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Atlas Wilson, Lewisburg; four brothers, Eugene Beasley, Lewisburg, Marvin Beasley, Odessa, Texas, Carl Beasley, Beaumont, Texas, and Jesse Beasley, Enid, Okla.; and one half-brother, Roy Beasley, Montgomery, Ala.

BEASLEY, Reba Mobley Davis The Pulaski Citizen 29 Nov 1950
Mrs. Reba Mobley Davis Beasley, 46, former resident of Giles County, died at 10:30 o'clock on Thursday morning, November 23, 1950, at Jackson Clinic, Lester, Ala., after a brief illness.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock on Friday afternoon at Pleasant Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Stella in Giles County, conducted by Rev. M. F. Norwood of Salem, Ala. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
A native of Maury County, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late James E. Mobley and Mattie Harris Mobley. She was residing at Salem, Ala., at the time of her death, but had spent the greater part of her life in Giles County. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
She was twice married: her first husband, William H. Davis, dying in 1938.

Mrs. Beasley is survived by her second husband, William H. Beasley, whom she married in December, 1948; three daughters, Mrs. Bradford Roberts, Pulaski, Mrs. Russell Appleton, Nashville, and Miss Evelyn Davis, Salem, Ala.; three sons, James W. Davis, Pulaski, Edward Gray Davis, of the U. S. Army in Korea and Don Davis, Salem, Ala.; two grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Manton White, Florence, Ala.; and three brothers, Roy Mobley, Athens, Ala., Herman Mobley, Prospect, and Alvin Mobley of Fort Worth, Texas.

BEATY, Jennie Griffis The Pulaski Citizen 16 Sep 1953
Funeral services for Mrs. Jennie Griffis Beaty, Elkton resident, were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, September 9, in Elkton Methodist Church with rites conducted by the Rev. H. H. Austin, a former pastor, assisted by Rev. Albert Dimmock, pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Pulaski. Burial took place in Elkton Cemetery.
Mrs. Beaty died at 3:15 Tuesday morning at Franklin Nursing Home in Franklin, Tenn. where she had been a patient four and one half years.
Born and reared in Elkton, she was the daughter of the late Pleas Griffis and Nannie Grigsby Griffis. She was a lifelong member of the Elkton Methodist Church. Her husband, Werner C. Beaty died twenty years ago.
Mrs. Beaty is survived by brother, Tom W. Griffis, Pulaski; one nephew, Rev. David Thomas Ridgeway, Gulfport Miss. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors in charge.

BEAVER, George Henry The Pulaski Citizen 24 Apr 1957
Funeral services for George Henry Beaver, 64, Giles County farmer, will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at East Hill Church of Christ, conducted by Elder Elmer L. Smith of Nashville. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery in Pulaski.
Mr. Beaver who had been making his home recently with his son, James Beaver in Huntsville, Ala., died there early Tuesday morning, April 23, after a period of declining health.
Born May 21, 1892, in Maury County he was the son of the late Newt Beaver and Josephine Callahan Beaver, and was a member of the Church of Christ.
Mr. Beaver is survived by his wife, Mrs. Zelto Cole Beaver; one daughter, Mrs. Carnis Lovett, Illinois; three sons, James Beaver, Huntsville, Ala., Cecil Beaver, Giles County, and Leonard Beaver, Tipsy, N. Y.; seventeen grandchildren; two brothers, Hunter Beaver, Lynnville, and Barney Beaver, Dallas, Texas, and one sister, Mrs. Calvin West, Wayne, Mich. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

BECKHAM, Cleveland Grover The Pulaski Citizen 30 Dec 1953
Cleveland Grover Beckham, 68, former Tax Assessor of Giles County and farmer of Cedar Grove community, died of a heart attack at 10:30 p. m. Monday night at Giles County Hospital after several weeks of declining health.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 Wednesday afternoon at First Baptist Church by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton and Dr. J. Clark Hensley, pastor. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mr. Beckham was a native of Giles County and had spent his life in the Eighteenth and Sixth District with the exception of some years in Texas where he was engaged in farming. In addition to farming, he operated a singing school in Giles County for several years and was a traveling salesman for a stove company for some time.
He served two terms as Tax Assessor and was a former member of the Giles County Court from the Eighteenth District. He was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Mr. Beckham is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bessie Nelson Beckham; four daughters, Mrs. Garland Deason, Pulaski, Mrs. James T. Traughber, Knoxville; Mrs. Cowden McGee, Fayetteville, and Mrs. Carroll Lawson, Lenoir City; three brothers, Milton Beckham, Lawrenceburg, Elmo Beckham, Russellville, Ky., and Walter Beckham, Pulaski; and three sisters, Mrs. Jack Littrell, Moulton, Ala., Mrs. Myrtle Holt, Pulaski, and Mrs. A. D. Long, Appleton.

BECKHAM, Elizabeth Fannie The Pulaski Citizen 26 Aug 1959
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Fannie Beckham, 90, native of Giles County, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, August 27, in Owens-Brumley Chapel in Fort Worth, Texas, with burial in Laurel Land Cemetery south of Dallas. Mrs. Beckham died Saturday morning, August 15, in a hospital after a lengthy illness. A resident of that city for forty-five years, she had made her home with her son, J. G. Beckham for several years.
The survivors include three other sons, Vergie Beckham, Durant, Okla., Raney Beckham and Coleman Beckham, both of Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. John Hill, Cleburne, and Mrs. Gilbert Phillips, Savannah, Tenn.; thirty-one grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Belle Rainey, Florence, Ala.

BECKHAM, Leroy The Pulaski Citizen 30 Jul 1952
Leroy Beckham, 75, native Giles Countian, residing in Atlanta, Ga., for the past several years, died in Atlanta on Tuesday afternoon, July 22, following a paralytic stroke.
Funeral services were held at one o'clock Thursday afternoon at Scotts Hill Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Mack Pinkelton. Burial took place in the Scotts Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Beckham is survived by three sons, Otis Beckham of Dallas, Texas, Jack Beckham and R. C. Beckham of Atlanta, Ga.; one daughter, Mrs. Gordon Arrowwood of Atlanta, Ga.; a number of grandchildren, four brothers, Cleve G. Beckham and Walter E. Beckham of Pulaski, Milton Beckham of Lawrenceburg and Elmo Beckham of Russellville, Ky.; three sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Holt, Pulaski, Mrs. A. D. Legg of Lawrence County, and Mrs. Vince Tidwell of Lawrenceburg.

BECKHAM, Walter E. The Pulaski Citizen 26 Jan 1955
Funeral services for Walter E. Beckham, 84, retired farmer of Scotts Hill community, were held at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Scotts Hill Baptist Church. Rites were conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister, and burial took place in the church cemetery.
A native of Giles County, he was the son of the late William N. Beckham and Sallie Simpson Beckham. A batchelor, he lived with his brother, C. G. Beckham until the death of the latter December 26, 1953.
Mr. Beckham, a member of the Scotts Hill Baptist Church, is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Holt, Pulaski, Mrs. Jack Littrell, Moulton, Ala., and Mrs. A. D. Legg, Five Points, Ala.; and two brothers, Elmo Beckham, Russellvile, Ky., and Milton Beckham, Lawrenceburg.
Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

BEDDINGFIELD, George Earl The Pulaski Citizen 18 Jun 1958

Funeral services for George Earl Beddingfield, 63, farmer of the Kedron Community, were held at 11 o'clock Wednesday morning at Kedron Methodist Church with burial in Elkton Cemetery. Mr. Beddingfield died at 5:45 o'clock Monday afternoon, June 16, at Giles County Hospital after a brief illness.
Born 1895, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Allen Beddingfield and Ida Dodd Beddingfield.
Mr. Beddingfield is survived by his wife, Mrs. Vera Stewart Beddingfield; three daughters, Mrs. Edna Holly, Prospect, Mrs. Ruth Shaffer, Clearwater, Fla., and Mrs. Clara Hartman, Gallatin; four sons, Howard Beddingfield, Pulaski, and Leon Beddingfield, George Earl Beddingfield, Jr., and James Beddingfield, all of Prospect; seventeen grandchildren; and one half-brother, Calvin Clay, Giles County; his step-mother, Mrs. Evie Beddingfield and two step-children, Mrs. Margaret Huckaby, Stella Community, and Mrs. Millie Musgrove, Pulaski. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge.

BEDDINGFIELD, Mr. and Mrs. Will The Pulaski Citizen 30 Aug 1950
A double tragedy occurred Tuesday evening near Delrose, when Mr. and Mrs. Will Beddingfield, both lifelong residents of that section, died within a few hour of each other, Mrs. Beddingfield's death resulting, relatives state, from a heart attack brought on by the shock received when her husband was brought home from a neighbor's home unconscious from an attack of apoplexy. Mr. Beddingfield succumbed in the early hours of the following morning.
Mr. Beddingfield, who has survived two previous strokes, was visiting at a neighbor's home when he was stricken. He did not regain consciousness before his death, according to the family, and did not know of Mrs. Beddingfield's death. His wife, who, it is said, had been in ill-health from a chronic heart ailment for five years, was overcome at the sight of her husband's condition and died within a few minutes, around 8:00 P. M. Mr. Beddingfield's death occurred at 4:00 a.m. Wednesday.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Charles Weaver, First Church of God, 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, with interments in the Shiloh Church Cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Beddingfield are survived by two sons, Burl, who lives near Delrose, and Dewey, who lived with his parents. Mrs. Beddingfield was the last survivor of her immediate family, but Mr. Beddingfield is survived by five brothers, Tully, James, Charles, Elmore and Ed Beddingfield.

BEELER, Lura Warden The Pulaski Citizen 27 Jun 1951
Funeral services for Mrs. Lura Warden Beeler, 77, will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by Brown Foster, minister of the Campbellsville Church of Christ. Burial will take place in the family lot in the Campbellsville Cemetery. She died at 5:45 o'clock Wednesday afternoon after a period of declining health.
Mrs. Beeler, widow of Lon Beeler, was born and reared at Campbellsville, the daughter of the late Calvin J. Warden and Jane McCain Warden. About 1927 she was married to Mr. Beeler, moving to Paoli, Okla., where she lived until his death about six years ago. Since that time she had lived in Florida, coming here two years ago when she moved to the Austin Hewitt Home.
Mrs. Beeler, a devoted member of the Church of Christ since her girlhood, is survived by one sister, Mrs. Atlas Story, Kissimmee, Fla.; and four nieces and eight nephews. Her nieces and nephews in Giles County are: Mrs. Luther Allen, Edmund Beeler, Frank Beeler, Marvin Beeler, and Mrs. Allison Hayes. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.


BEELER, Oscar Marion The Pulaski Citizen 13 Dec 1950
Oscar Marion Beeler, 83, retired farmer and saw mill operator of the Campbellsville community, died unexpectedly at 7 o'clock on Saturday night, December 9, at the home of his son, Edmund W. Beeler, at Campbellsville.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Campbellsville Church of Christ, conducted by Elder Brown Foster of Columbia, and burial took place in the family lot in the Campbellsville Cemetery.
A lifelong resident of the county, he was born April 13, 1868, the son of the late Daniel Beeler and Elizabeth Bratton Beeler. He had been an active member of the Church of Christ since young manhood.
His wife, Mrs. Alice Warden Beeler, died January 5, 1932.
Mr. Beeler is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Luther Allen and Mrs. Allison Hayes; three sons, Edmund W. Beeler, Frank Beeler and Marvin Beeler; and two grandchildren, all of the Campbellsville community; and two sisters, Mrs. P. C. Kimbrough, of Virginia and Mrs. Whitt Smith, Lawrenceburg.

BEETS, Roy Bryant The Pulaski Citizen 20 Jun 1951
Funeral services for Roy Bryant Beets, 49, farmer of the Rose Hill community, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at Rose Hill Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Willie Daniels, pastor, assisted by the Rev. Ed Caperton and the Rev. George Kelly, all of Iron City. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
Mr. Beets died at 6:30 o'clock Saturday evening at his home, after a two weeks illness.
A lifelong resident of the county, he was the son of the late William Beets and Mary Elizabeth Cooper Beets.
Mr. Beets is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alta Mae Pinkelton Beets; seven daughters, Mrs. James Higgins, Mrs. Nathaniel Whibby, Misses Wilma, Clara Mae, Barbara Dell, Jo Ann and Larry Sue Beets; four sons, Vernon Beets, Billy Beets, Paul Beets and Eddie Beets; five grandchildren; and eight sisters, Mrs. Frank Higgins, and Mrs. Dee Norman, both of Rose Hill, Mrs. Leroy Goats, Mrs. M. C. Norman, Mrs. Frank Dickey, all of Pulaski, Mrs. Kate Wiley, Terrell, Texas, Miss Maggie Beets, Nashville and Mrs. William Thompson, Elkton. North Funeral Home, Funeral Directors.

BELEW, Billy Harold The Pulaski Citizen 19 Jan 1955
Billy Harold Belew, 7-weeks old son of Mrs. Yeager Belew, was found dead in bed Saturday night at the home in the Minor Hill community.
Prayer services were held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Center Point Church in Lawrence County and burial took place in the church cemetery.
The child, son of Mrs. Belew and the late Mr. Belew, who died in July, 1954, is survived by one sister, Sibyl Belew, and one brother, Virgil Belew; and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Williams of Summertown; and Will Belew, Russellville, Ala. Pulaski Funeral Home, Morticians in charge.

BELEW, Louis Nelson The Pulaski Citizen 16 Jan 1957

Funeral services for Louis Nelson Belew, 50, employee of the Dodge Main Motor Company in Detroit, Mich., were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Baptist Church at Anderson, Ala., conducted by A. J. Rollings, Church of Christ minister of Athens, Ala. Burial took place in the Anderson Cemetery. Mr. Belew died at 11 o'clock Friday morning, January 11, at a hospital in Detroit after a month's illness.
Born December 22, 1906, in Lauderdale County, Ala., he was the son of the late Louis Tilden Belew and Virginia Lee Davis Belew.
Mr. Belew, a single man, is survived by five sisters, Mrs. Watus Skeets, Pulaski, Mrs. James L. Hudson, Athens, Ala., Mrs. Alex Culpepper, Dearborn, Mich., and Mrs. Robert Poteete and Mrs. Howard Poore, both of Lincoln Park, Mich.; and three brothers, Brown Belew, Minor Hill, and Grady Belew and Garron Belew, both of Dearborn, Mich. Bennett-May Funeral Company, Morticians in charge.

BELEW, Noble Telden The Pulaski Citizen 11 Mar 1959
Funeral services for Noble Telden Belew, 80, retired farmer of the Twenty-first District, will be held at one o'clock Friday afternoon at the Primitive Baptist Church in Anderson, Ala. Burial will take place in Anderson.
Mr. Belew died at 10 o'clock Tuesday night at his home after a four months illness.
Born July 30, 1878, he was the son of the late Jim Belew and Julie Howard Belew. Mr. Belew is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jennie Belew; five daughters, Mrs. Leo Hudson, Athens, Ala., Mrs. Robert Poteete, Mrs. Howard Poore, and Mrs. Alex Culpepper, all of Detroit, Mich, and Mrs. W. L. Skeets, Pulaski; three sons, J. B. Belew, Minor Hill, Grady Belew and Garland Belew, both of Detroit; three brothers, Joe Belew, Ball Belew and Noah Belew, all of Anderson, Ala.; and one sister, Mrs. Elvis Nusmith, Anderson, Al. Bennett-May and Company, in charge.

BELEW, Yeager H. The Pulaski Citizen 4 Aug 1954
Funeral services for Yeager H. Belew, 47, saw mill worker of Minor Hill, were held Friday at Center Point Methodist Church, near Lawrenceburg, and burial took place in the church cemetery. Mr. Belew died of a heart attack at his home on Wednesday.
Son of Will Belew and the late Mrs. Ethel Hines Belew, he was born in Franklin County, Ala.
In addition to his father, Mr. Belew is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ruthie Williams Belew; two sons, Marlin Belew, Russellville, Ala., and Virgil Belew, Minor Hill; one daughter, Sybil Belew, Minor Hill; and one sister, Mrs. Laura Clouse, Tuscumbia, Ala.

BELL, Karen (Infant) The Pulaski Citizen 5 Aug 1959
Graveside services for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Bell of Nashville were held at 2:30 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon in Maplewood Cemetery in Pulaski. In addition to the parents, the child is survived by the grandparents, Dr. W. J. Johnson of Pulaski and Mrs. Bensie Storey Johnson of Nashville.

BELL, Katherine The Pulaski Citizen 11 Jan 1950

Funeral services for Mrs. Katherine Bell, 89, retired school teacher and resident of Murfreesboro, who died Thursday night, January 5, at Woodhaven Rest Home, after a long illness, were held on Saturday afternoonat the First Methodist Church in Murfreesboro. Rites were conducted by Rev. M. J. Triplett, pastor of the church, assisted by the Rev. Malcolm North, Nazarene Minister. Burial took place in Evergreen Cemetery in that city.
Mrs. Bell was well known here, having been associated with Martin College for approximately twenty-five years.
Mrs. Bell is survived by one daughter, Miss Sarah Garner Bell, Murfreesboro; a step-daughter, Mrs. Morris Case, Lawrenceburg, Ky.; a step-son, W. H. Bell, Vallejo, Calif.; and two sisters, Mrs. Lula R. White, Memphis, and Mrs. J. F. McFadden, Chicago, Ill.

BELL, Nora Capps The Pulaski Citizen 23 Sep 1953
Funeral services have been tentatively set for Saturday at Bennett-May Funeral Home for Mrs. Nora Capps Bell, 77, who died Wednesday afternoon at her home in Nevada, Mo., after a long period of declining health.
Mrs. Bell, a native of Nevada, Mo., is survived by her husband, Dr. A. J. Bell, veterniarian of Pulaski for many years' one son, Arthur Bell, Nevada; two grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. John Nelson; and two brothers, Ben Capps and Bill Capps, all of Nevada, Mo. Bennett-May and Company, funeral directors in charge.

BELLAMY, Sarah Elizabeth Morris The Pulaski Citizen 16 Apr 1952
Funeral services for Mrs. Gordon E. Bellamy, 23, who died at 7:05 Monday evening at her home in Wales, were held at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Newton Morris at Wales on Wednesday afternoon at 2 p. m. The Rev. Albert E. Dimmock and the Rev. Sam R. Dodson, Jr. officiated and burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
Mrs. Bellamy was the former Miss Sarah Elizabeth Morris. She was graduated from Giles County High School and was a member of the Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband , one daughter, Bonita Kaye Bellamy, and her parents.

BENNETT, Donald Eugene The Pulaski Citizen 8 Sep 1954
Donald Eugene Bennett, 20, son of George T. Bennett, Giles County High School Band Director, and Mrs. Bennett, died at 11:00 o'clock Wednesday night at a hospital at Oak Ridge after several months illness.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at First Methodist Church in Pulaski and burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery.
A native of Iowa, the young man had resided in Pulaski for the past three years when his father accepted the position at Giles County High School. He was a graduate of Giles County High School and Martin College in Pulaski and attended Western State College at Memphis.
In addition to his parents, other survivors are a sister, Judith Ann Bennett, and a brother, Jimmy Bennett, of Pulaski.

BENNETT, Inez Abernathy The Pulaski Citizen 26 Sep 1951

Funeral services for Mrs. Inez Abernathy Bennett, 74 who died at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning, September 26, at the home in Pulaski, will be held at 3:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Bethesda Methodist Church. The rites will be conducted by the Rev. Fred Harper, pastor, and two former pastors, the Rev. Marshall D. Moss of Culleoka and the Rev. Simon Ensor of Springfield. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
Her death came after five years of declining health.
She was a lifelong member of Bethesda Methodist Church.
Born August 1, 1877, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Robert A. Abernathy and Mary Brown Abernathy.
Her husband, William Thomas Bennett died February 12, 1923.
Mrs. Bennett, the last member of her immediate family, is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Astor White of Pulaski. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

BENNETT, Jennie Smith The Pulaski Citizen 9 Sep 1959
Funeral services for Mrs. Claude Bennett, 89, were held in the Chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by Clyde Hale and Athens Clay Pullias of Nashville, and David East, Pulaski, Church of Christ ministers. Mrs. Bennett died at 3:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at her home in Pulaski, after a period of declining health.
The former Miss Jennie Smith, she was born October 22, 1869, in Giles County, the daughter of the late Monroe Smith and Sarah Abernathy Smith, members of pioneer families of Giles County. She was a member of the Second Street Church of Christ.
Mrs Bennett was the widow of Claude Bennett, one of the members of the originial firm of Bennett-May and Company, funeral directors and furniture dealers, which was established in 1898.
Mrs. Bennett is survived by two sons, Monroe Bennett, Pulaski, and Claude Bennett, Jr., Birmingham, Ala.; one daughter, Mrs. Herbert J. Sparks, Pulaski; two grandsons, William Monroe Bennett, Jr., member of the family firm, Pulaski, and Dr. Claude Bennett, Birmingham, Ala.; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Orman Smith, Charleston, S. C.; and one sister, Mrs. Robert H. Hudgens, Wartrace. Bennett-May and Company, in charge.

BENNETT, Vera Blanton The Pulaski Citizen 31 Dec 1958
Funeral services for Mrs. A. G. Bennett, 74, resident of Petersburg, Va., were held at 10 o'clock Saturday morning in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Wallace Carr, pastor of First Presbyterian Church. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery. Mrs. Bennett died of a heart attack at 12:30 o'clock on Wednesday night, December 24, at her home in Petersburg. The former Miss Vera Blanton, she was the daughter of the late Robert N. Blanton and Elizabeth Morgan Blanton.
Mrs. Bennett is survived by her husband, A. G. Bennett, Petersburg, Va.; four daughters, Mrs. Knox Adkins and Mrs. Maxwell MacMaster, both of Pulaski; Mrs. Martin Graney, Berkeley, Mich.; and Mrs. Charles E. Goolsby, Petersburg, Va.; several grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Arthur Werne, Opelika, Fla. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge.

BERRY, Lawrence David The Pulaski Citizen 4 Oct 1950

Lawrence David Berry, 77, retired farmer of Giles County died on Friday, September 29, while on a visit to his daughter, Mrs. Mary Walsh in Dayton, Ky., after a weeks illness from a heart ailment.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock on Sunday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home conducted by the Rev. Fred C. Woodard, pastor of the Pulaski Methodist Church. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mr. Berry moved to Giles County in 1930, following a residence in Kentucky where he was born, the son of the late Bruno V. Berry and Nannie Nevin Berry. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
His wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Marriott Berry, died four years ago.
Mr. Berry is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Walsh, Dayton, Ky., Mrs. R. M. Burkhalter, McComb, Miss., Mrs. Arthur Hopson and Mrs. J. D. Robinson, both of Birmingham, Ala., and Mrs. R. V Chenault, Covington, Ky.; one son, Charles C. Berry, Pulaski; twenty-two grandchildren and five great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Charles Hester, Miami, Fla.; and one brother, R. B. Berry, Florida.

BETHELL, Mary H. The Pulaski Citizen 14 Jul 1954
Funeral services were held in Lawrenceburg Friday for Mrs. Mary H. Bethell, mother of Charles V. (Pat) Bethell of Pulaski, who died Thursday, July 8, in Orlando, Fla.
Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Jim Crawford, Lawrenceburg, Mrs. Louise Lawrence, Huntsville, Ala., Mrs. Walter Justus, Monterey, Calif,. And Mrs. A. J. Greene, Philadelphia; three sons, Arthur Bethel, Jr., Baltimore, Md., William Bethell, Birmingham, Ala., and Pat Bethell, Pulaski; and her husband, Arthur Bethell, Sr., Brinkley, Ark.

BETHSHARES, James Clifford The Pulaski Citizen 18 Dec 1957
James Clifford Bethshares, owner of a chain of stores, including The Factory Outlet Store in Pulaski, died Saturday afternoon at his home in Lewisburg after an illness of several months.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p. m. Sunday at First Methodist Church in Lewisburg and burial was in the Lone Oak Cemetery. Active pallbearers were managers of his stores, and honorary pallbearers were members of the Board of Stewards, First Methodist Church.
Born and reared at Humboldt, Mr. Bethshares moved to Lewisburg as a young man. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Porter Bethshares. He owned and operated the Pulaski Outlet Store and department stores in Lewisburg, Fayetteville, Shelbyville and Corinth, Miss.
He was a graduate of the University of Tennessee, a member of Sigma Ph Epsilon, a chapter member of the Lewisburg Lions Club and a steward in the Methodist Church. He was active in Boy Scout work and in the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce, in addition to actively supporting the Marshall County High School program and the establishment of the Marshall County Recreation center.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Grace Center Bethshares; two sons, Ensign James C. Bethshares, stationed at the Memphis naval base, and Jack Bethshares, Lewisburg; three brothers, Clyde Bethshares and Alfred Bethshares, Humboldt and W. E. Bethshares, Nashville.

BILES, Newton Jeffries The Pulaski Citizen 10 Sep 1952

Funeral services for Newton Jeffries Biles, 72, retired mail carrier at Lynnville, were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Lynnville Presbyterian Church. Rites were conducted by the Rev. Merle C. Patterson, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, assisted by the Rev. Fred Rogers and the Rev. W. C. Moorehead of Lynnville. Burial took place in the Lynnwood Cemetery.
Mr. Biles, who suffered a heart attack the last day of August, died at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning at Giles County Hospital, after a ten day illness.
Born June 10, 1880, and reared in Giles County, he was the son of the late DeWitt Clinton Biles and Lydia Davis Biles. In 1905 he was married to the former Miss Florence Moore, who survives.
Reared in the southern part of the county, Mr. Biles and his family moved to Lynnville in1917 and the following year he entered the postal service. He retired after twenty-four years service and entered the insurance field.
Active in the religious, civic and fraternal life of the community, he was a member of the Lynnville Presbyterian Church and was a 32nd Degree Mason.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Biles is survived by one daughter, Miss Ruth Biles, Nashville; two sons, R. E. Biles and James N. Biles, both of Nashville; four granddaughters; and one brother, Tom Biles, Madill, Okla.

BILES, Ollie Lee The Pulaski Citizen 31 Oct 1951
Ollie Lee Biles, 78, farmer of the Prospect community, died suddenly of a heart attack about 11:30 o'clock Friday morning, October 26, while walking on his farm.
Funeral services were held at the residence at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon by the Rev. Elwood Denson, pastor of the Prospect Methodist Church. Burial took place in the Prospect Cemetery.
Born February 15, 1872, he lived his entire life in the same community. He was the son of the late Stephen J. Biles and Mattie Curry Biles. He has been a member of the Methodist Church for many years.
Mr. Biles is survived by his wife, Mrs. Zora Pulley Biles; one son, Grady Biles, Pulaski businessman; three grandchildren, Miss Mollie Biles, teacher in Columbia High School in Columbia, Bill Lee Biles and Carey Biles, both of Pulaski; two sisters, Miss Mabel Biles and Mrs. Jack Bayless, both of Athens, Ala.; and three brothers, Mack Biles, San Antonio, Texas, Polk Biles, Eastland, Texas, and Floyd Biles, Athens, Ala. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

BILES, Eva Ruth The Pulaski Citizen 13 Feb 1957
Miss Eva Ruth Biles, 51, native of Lynnville, died at 3:05 Tuesday afternoon, February 12, at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, after eight years illness.
Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Thursday morning at Marshall-Donnelly-Combs Funeral Home in Nashville, conducted by Dr. Walter R. Courtenay and Dr. Prentice Pugh. Burial will take place in the family lot in Lynnwood Cemetery at Lynnville.

Born and reared at Lynnville, she was the daughter of Mrs. Florence Moore Biles and the late J. Newt Biles. She was graduated from Jones High School at Lynnville and received her degree from George Peabody College for Teachers in Nashville. Upon her graduation, she taught for a time in Moultrie, Ga., later going to Nashville where she taught in the city school system for a number of years. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and the Order of Eastern Star.
Miss Biles, in addition to her mother, is survived by two brothers, Robin E. Biles and James N. Biles; and four nieces, all of Nashville.

BILES, Richard Patrick The Pulaski Citizen 25 Sep 1957
Graveside services were held Saturday, September 7, in Maplewood Cemetery in Pulaski for Richard Patrick Biles, day-old infant son of Mr. and Mrs. William Lee Biles, of Nashville, who was born September 4 in Vanderbilt Hospital.

BILES, William Lee The Pulaski Citizen 24 Oct 1956
Prayer services were held at 3:30 on Monday afternoon, Oct. 22, in Maplewood for William Lee Biles, Jr., six day old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Lee Biles of Nashville, formerly of Pulaski. Survivors also include a sister; and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Grady Biles and J. Roy Colvin, Pulaski. The child died Sunday night at Mid-State Baptist Hospital in Nashvile. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

BILLINGS, Buford Dickey
Buford Dickey Billings, 44, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at 3 o'clock Monday morning, June 22, at his home at Hazel Green, Ala.
Funeral rites and burial took place at Hazel Green at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.
Mr. Billings is survived by his second wife; two sons and three daughters; three sisters, Mrs. Widner, Prospect, Mrs. Carl Leeke, Athens, Ala., and Mrs. J. C. Billings, Fayetteville; one half-sister, J. N. Billings, Taft, Alton Billings, Brunswick, Ga., and Hubert Billings, Washington, D. C. and one half-brother, J. H. Allen, Hazel Green, Ala.

BIRDSONG, Anna Keeton The Pulaski Citizen 2 May 1956
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Keeton Birdsong, 90, native Bee Spring resident, will be held at 11 o'clock Thursday morning at Bee Spring Presbyterian Church, conducted by the Rev. Bruce Robinson, pastor of the church, and burial will take place in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Birdsong died of pneumonia at 3:15 o'clock Wednesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elsie Gatlin, in Lincoln County, near Fayetteville, following several years declining health.
Born December 12, 1865, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late and Mrs. John K. Keeton; and was the widow of the late Gus Freeman Birdsong, who died many years ago. A lifelong resident of the county, she was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
In addition to the daughter, Mrs. Gatlin, Mrs. Birdsong is survived by ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

BIRDSONG, Annie Pearl Birdsong The Pulaski Citizen 25 Jul 1956

Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Pearl Birdsong Birdsong, 74, Pisgah housewife, were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Young's Chapel Presbyterian Church, conducted by the Rev. Bruce Robinson, pastor and Lloyd Robinson. Burial took place in the church cemetery. Mrs. Birdsong died at noon Saturday at Giles County Hospital after a prolonged illness.
Born July 15, 1882, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Lewis Birdsong and Mattie King Birdsong, and was a member of the Liberty Methodist Church.
Mrs. Birdsong is survived by her husband, Will Pleasant Birdsong, farmer of the Pisgah community; three daughters, Mrs. Raymond Chapman, Blooming Grove, Mrs. William Holt, Bunker Hill and Miss Vestal Birdsong, Pisgah; one son, Andrew Lewis Birdsong, Pisgah; seven grandchildren; and one brother, Jess Birdsong, Elkton. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

BIRDSONG, Beulah Parsons The Pulaski Citizen 24 Feb 1932
Mrs. Presley Birdsong, 65, a highly esteemed woman of the Lynnville section, died at the home of Dud Parsons, her brother in law, following a lingering illness.
Mrs. Birdsong before her marriage, was Miss Beulah Reeves and her first husband was Joe Parsons, brother of Dud Parsons and John Parsons, Mayor of Lynnville. After his death, she married Presley Birdsong, who died several years ago, and she is survived only by one granddaughter, Mrs. Evans Orr of Mooresville, and two brothers, Tom and Sim Reeves of Lawrence County. Mrs Birdsong was a member of the Church of Christ, and funeral services were held at the home Wednesday morning, conducted by Elder Maurice Clymore of Pulaski, Burial was at Lynnwood Cemetery.

BIRDSONG, Eugene Logan The Pulaski Citizen 01 Nov 1950
Eugene Logan Birdsong, 19, died of bronchial pneumonia at 5 o'clock on Tuesday morning, October 31, at a Donelson hospital.
Funeral rites were held at the family lot in Maplewood Cemetery at 11 o'clock on Wednesday morning, conducted by the Rev. Fred C. Woodard, pastor of the First Methodist Church.
Born April 23, 1931, at Aspen Hill, he was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence B. Birdsong of Pulaski.
In addition to the parents, he is survived by three brothers, Clarence B. Birdsong, Jr., Fayettevile, Henry T. Birdsong, Memphis, and David S. Birdsong, Pulaski; and his grandfather, John Thomas Birdsong, Pulaski.

BIRDSONG, Eunice Mildred Thomas The Pulaski Citizen 08 Apr 1959
Funeral services for Mrs. Eunice Mildred Thomas Birdsong, 67, resident of the Bethesda section of the county, were held at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. James T. Parsons and the Rev. Earl Cantrell, pastor of the Bethesda Methodist Church. Mrs. Birdsong who had been in declining health for some time, died of a heart attack Sunday morning while enroute to the hospital.
Born September 21, 1891, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Isaac B. Thomas and Ophelia Brown Thomas, and was a member of Bethesda Methodist Church. Her husband, Henry Kirk Birdsong, died December 21, 1953.

Mrs. Birdsong is survived by four sons, Freeman Birdsong, Thomas Birdsong, and Brown Birdsong, all of the Bunker Hill-Bethesda section, and John Wilson Birdsong, Pulaski; five daughters, Miss Everlene Birdsong, Bethesda, Mrs. Guy Bass, Pulaski, Mrs. John Owens, Cornersville, Mrs. James Owens, Louisville, Ky., and Mrs. Stacy Pierson, Shelbyville; twenty-four grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Rabie Wilson, Birmingham, Ala., and Mrs. Mitchell Chambers, Benton, Ky. Bennett-May and Company, in charge.

BIRDSONG, Henry Kirk The Pulaski Citizen 23 Dec 1953
Henry Kirk Birdsong, 64, retired farmer of the Bethesda community, died at 3:15 o'clock Monday afternoon, December 21, at his home following a period of declining health.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. James T. Parsons and the Rev. R. E. Stevenson, pastor of Bethesda Methodist Church. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
A lifelong resident of Giles County, he was born April 12, 1889, the son of the late Thomas Edward Birdsong and Ann Henry Hollis Birdsong. He was a member of Bethesda Methodist Church.
Mr. Birdsong is survived by his wife, Mrs. Eunice Thomas Birdsong; five daughers, Mrs. John Owen, Mrs. Guy Bass, Miss Evalena Birdsong, Mrs. James Owen, and Mrs. Stacy Pierson, all of Giles County; four sons, John Birdsong, Freeman Birdsong, Thomas Birdsong, and Brown
Birdsong; a number of grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. John Ezell and Mrs. Clyde Tate, both of Pulaski, and Mrs. Tera Chambers, Birmingham, Ala.; and two brothers, R. H. Birdsong, Prospect and Newton Birdsong, Decatur, Ala. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors in charge.

BIRDSONG, James Thomas The Pulaski Citizen 02 Jun 1954
A Giles County man was killed instantly and another seriously injured at 10:30 Monday night in an automobile-tractor accident that occurred 3˝ miles south of Pulaski on Highway 31.
State Highway Patrolman Homer Smith said James Thomas Birdsong, 35, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Birdsong of the Seventh District, was killed, and Lowell Dollins of Minor Hill, passenger in a car driven by Jack Hastings, suffered a fracture of the skill, possible fracture of the ankle and other injuries. Dollins remained a patient at Giles County Hospital Wednesday, and Hastings was treated for minor injuries at the hospital and released.
Birdsong was killed when thrown from the fender of the tractor on which he was riding when the wheel of the vehicle driven by his father was knocked off by the car driven by Hastings, according to the Patrolman, who stated the impact hurled the wheel, axle, housing and other parts a distance of 102 feet.
The victim and his father were enroute to their home after working late in fields at a distance from the residence when the accident occurred, members of the family said.
A second car, following the Hastings car and driven by Billy Bell, was not wrecked in the accident, the officers said.
Funeral services for Birdsong were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Rehoboth Methodist Church by the Rev. Marshall Moss of Cedar Hill, Tenn., former pastor of Rehoboth assisted by the Rev. Ralph Bruce, pastor, and the Rev. Cullen T. Carter. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery.
In addition to his father, Birdsong is survived by his mother, Mrs. Irene Scales Birdsong; and a sister, Mrs. Raymond Williams, of Pulaski.

Birdsong was educated at Pulaski schools and was a member of Rehoboth Church.

BIRDSONG, John Thomas The Pulaski Citizen 16 Sep 1953
John Thomas Birdsong, 86, retired farmer, died at 1:55 o'clock Friday afternoon, Sept. 11, at Giles County Hospital, where he had been a patient two weeks, following a paralytic stroke.
Funeral rites were held at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, with the Rev. Marshall D. Moss of Cedar Hill, a former pastor, and the Rev. Cullen T. Carter officiating. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
A lifelong resident of Giles County, he was born November 12, 1866, the son of the late Thomas Logan Birdsong and Adelaide Abernathy Birdsong, members of pioneer families of the county. He was educated in the county schools and at Old Giles College.
A member of the Methodist Church since his youth, he had been an active member, having served on the board of stewards and as Sunday School Superintendent at Aspen Hill Methodist Church for many years. He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge.
On March 19, 1890, he was married to the former Miss Betty Butler of Aspen Hill, who died August 9, 1938.
Mr. Birdsong is survived by two sons, Clyde Birdsong, with whom he lived in recent years, and Clarence B. Birdsong; one daughter, Mrs. Clarence Cardin; all of Pulaski; six grandchilden, Mrs. Raymond Williams, James Thomas Birdsong, and David S. Birdsong, Pulaski, Henry T. Birdsong, Nashville, Clarence B. Birdsong, Jr., Chicago, Ill., and Thomas L. Cardin, SK 2/c, United States Navy, based at San Francisco, Calif.; and one brother, Neil C. Birdsong, Pulaski. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors


BIRDSONG, Logan Hudgens The Pulaski Citizen 12 May 1954
Funeral services for Logan Hudgens Birdsong, 49, native Pulaskian, were held at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon in Fort Walton, Fla., his place of residence for the past nine years. A prayer services was held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home in Pulaski and burial followed in the family lot in Maplewood Cemetery with the Rev. Sam R. Dodson, Jr., officiating. Mr. Birdsong died unexpectedly.
The son of Neil Colston Birdsong and Mrs. Mattie Harwell Birdsong of Pulaski, he was born August 9, 1904, was graduated from Massey Military School in Pulaski and attended University of Tennessee. He lived in Panama thirteen years, first as a construction company employee and later as a Civil Service employee in the transportation department. Returning to the States in 1941, he worked successively at Dayton, Ohio and Mobile, Ala., locating in Fort Walton with Gulf State Life Insurance Company.
He was an active member of the Methodist Church and president of the Methodist Men's Club.
In addition to his parents, M. Birdsong is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elsie Schildt Birdsong; one daughter, Miss Shirley Louise Birdsong; one son, Logan Hudgens Birdsong, Jr., all of Fort Walton; and one sister, Mrs. Willie E. Winstead, Pulaski. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.


BIRDSONG, Mary R. Boyd Knoxville News Sentinel 16 Dec 1956
Mrs. Mary R. Birdsong, Arnold Hotel, widely known in Knoxville for her outstanding flower gardens in past years, died at St. Mary's Hospital last night after celebrating her 84th birthday Friday. She entered St. Mary's in June.
Mrs. Birdsong was the widow of Albert Sidney Birdsong, former superintendent of the Old Knoxville Water Department. He died eight years ago.
She was the former Mary Boyd Birdsong, member of a prominent Knoxville family. She was a life long member of First Presbyterian Church and a charter member of the Knoxville Flower Lovers Club.
Mrs. Birdsong had lived at Arnold Hotel the past seven years.

BIRDSONG, Mattie Harwell The Pulaski Citizen 12 Jun 1957
Mrs. Mattie Harwell Birdsong, 80, lifelong resident of the county, died at 8:45 o'clock Sunday morning, June 9, at the residence on South Third Street, after a period of declining health.
Funeral services were held at 3:30 o'clock Monday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by Dr. William H. Mansfield and the Rev. Wallace Carr, and burial took place in the family lot in Maplewood Cemetery.
Born September 5, 1876, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Logan D. Harwell, Methodist minister, and Esther Ann Ralston Harwell, members of pioneer Giles County families.
She was a member of First Methodist Church and the Woman's Society of Christian Service. On December 26, 1953, Mr. and Mrs. Birdsong celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
Mrs. Birdsong is survived by her husband, Neil C. Birdsong, retired Pulaski contractor; one daughter, Mrs. Willis E. Winstead, Pulaski; four grandchildren, Miss Martha Winstead, South Bend, Ind., Mrs. Robert E. Lee, Jr., Pulaski, Logan H. Birdsong, Jr., and Miss Martha Louise Birdsong, both of Fort Walton, Fla.; and one great granddaughter. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

BIRDSONG, Neil Cowan The Pulaski Citizen 06 May 1959
Neil Cowan Birdsong, 85, retired Pulaski building contractor, and a member of a pioneer
Giles County family, died at 2:30 p. m. Tuesday at his home on South Third Street, after a long illness.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p. m. Wednesday at Bennett-May Funeral Home by Dr. Bruce Strother and Dr. W. H. Mansfield, Methodist ministers. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery in Pulaski.
Born September 22, 1873, Mr. Birdsong was a native of Giles County, son of Thomas Logan and Adelaide Abernathy Birdsong.
He was a member of First Methodist Church and was supervisor of Maplewood Cemetery in Pulaski for several years.
His wife, Mrs. Mattie Harwell Birdsong, died in 1957. Mr. Birdsong is survived by a daughter, Mrs. W. E. Winstead, Pulaski; four grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.


BIRDSONG, Rilla Hollis The Pulaski Citizen 30 Sep 1953
Funeral services for Mrs. Rilla Hollis Birdsong, 82, resident of the Blue Creek section, were held at one o'clock Friday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ernest E. Boatright, after an extended illness. (This must mean she died at one o'clock Friday morning!)
A native of Giles County, she was born May 18, 1871, the daughter of the late Mr. Hollis and Mary Erwin Compton Hollis. Her husband, John Wesley Birdsong, died fourteen years ago.
Mrs. Birdsong is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Boatright; one son, Alexander Birdsong, Tracy City; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Bennett-May and Company, funeral directors in charge.

BIRDSONG, Ruth The Pulaski Citizen 08 Mar 1950
Miss Ruth Birdsong, 51, postmaster at Elkton for the past eighteen years, died at Pulaski Hospital at 6:30 o'clock, Monday afternoon. She was stricken after attending a ball game at Giles County High School on Friday night previously, when she had started to drive her automobile to her home in Elkton.
Funeral services were held at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Elkton Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Walter L. Hayes, pastor of the church of which she was a member. Burial took place in the family lot in the Elkton Cemetery.
A lifelong resident of the Elkton section, she was a daughter of Mrs. Eunice Taylor Birdsong and the late Lewis Ollie Birdsong. She was graduated from Elkton High School and attended Middle Tennessee State Teachers College in Murfreesboro.
In addition to her mother, Miss Birdsong is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Carson Simpson, Aspen Hill, Mrs. Elbert Petty, Fayetteville, Mrs. W. H. Hardiman, Tullahoma, and Mrs. W. A. Senesac, Nashville; two brothers, Taylor Birdsong, an employee of the post office in Pulaski and David Birdsong, Huntsville, Ala.; and three nieces and one nephew.

BIRDSONG, Thomas The Pulaski Citizen 14 Apr 1954
Thomas Birdsong, 29, son of Mrs. and Mrs. Newt Birdsong of Decatur, Ala., died at his home in Oakland, Calif., Sunday night, April 11, after an illness of two years.
Funeral rites and burial will take place in the California city Thursday.
Mr. Birdsong, who had been employed by a utility company before illness forced his retirement, is survived by his wife, two sons, his parents, four sisters and one brother, Charles R. Birdsong. He was the grandson of W. A. Whitlock of Prospect, who survives.

BIRDSONG, Tony Ray The Pulaski Citizen 19 Nog 1958 "Bunker Hill"
Sorry to hear of the death of the baby born to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Birdsong of Bethesda. So glad the mother was spared to remain with her family who needs the love and care of a mother.

BIRDSONG, William Pleasant The Pulaski Citizen 10 Oct 1956

Funeral services for William Pleasant Birdsong, 72, retired farmer of Pisgah community, will be held at one o'clock on Thursday afternoon at Young's Chapel Presbyterian Church, conducted by the Rev. Bruce Robinson, pastor, and the Rev. Lloyd L.Hickman, Baptist minister. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
Mr. Birdsong died at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday morning, October 10, at Giles County Hospital a few hours after he sustained a paralytic stroke.
Born February 9, 1884, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Adolphus Benton Birdsong and Ella Vashti Hollis Birdsong. His wife, Mrs. Annie Pearl Birdsong Birdsong, died July 21 of this year.
Mr. Birdsong is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Raymond Chapman, Blooming Grove, Mrs. Wilson Holt, Bunker Hill, and Miss Vestal Birdsong, Pisgah; one son, Andrew Lewis Birdsong; seven grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Anna Curtis and Mrs. Lola McLin, Frankewing, Mrs. Dee Robinson, Dellrose, and Mrs. Charles McKnight, Pulaski; and two brothers, Arnold Birdsong, Dellrose, and Virgil Birdsong, Frankewing. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge.

BLACK, Ressie Solon The Pulaski Citizen 6 Nov 1957
Ressie Solon Black, 74, retired farmer of the Apple Hill community in Giles County, was found dead Thursday night at his home where he lived alone. Sheriff P. M. Butler and Coroner William Bennett said he apparently had died from a heart attack.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a. m. Friday at Bennett-May Funeral Home in Pulaski. Tom Holland, Church of Christ minister, officiated and burial was in the Moriah church cemetery.
He was a native of Giles County, son of John R. and Addie Smith Black. His death was discovered by neighbors who went to investigate when the lights in his home failed to be turned on late in the afternoon. He was sitting in a chair in front of a window in the bedroom where evidence showed he had been cleaning the stove, officers said.
Mr. Black is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Mable Hunter, Minor Hill; three sons, James and Julius Black, Pulaski, and Thomas Black, U. S. Army, Fort Stewart, Ga.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

BLACK, Willa Mae Boyd The Pulaski Citizen 15 Jan 1958
Funeral services for Mrs. Paul Black, 51, resident of the Minor Hill community, will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at Minor Hill Church of Christ. Rites will be conducted by Billy Ray Davidson, minister of the church, and burial will take place in Maplewood Cemetery. Mrs. Black died suddenly of a heart attack about 4:45 o'clock Monday morning, January 20, at her home.
Born September 17, 1905, in Giles County, she was the former Miss Willa Mae Boyd, the daughter of Mrs. Olna Abernathy Boyd of Minor Hill and the late Richard Boyd. She had been an active member of the Minor Hill Church of Christ since her girlhood.
In addition to her mother and husband, Mrs. Black is survived by one son, Jimmy Black who has been stationed in Germany with the U. S. Army; one brother, Bernard Boyd, Oak Ridge; and four sisters, Mrs. Eva Will Rogers, Minor Hill, Mrs. Valeria Ridgway, Anderson, Ala.,Mrs. Mabel Caldwell, Huntsville, Ala., and Mrs. Rachel Ingram, Lewisburg. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors in charge.

BLACKMAN, Mattie Scott Alley The Pulaski Citizen 6 Nov 1957

Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Scott Alley Blackman, 73, Pulaski resident for several weeks, were held at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by Dr. William H. Mansfield and Dr. Bruce Strother, Methodist ministers, with burial in Maplewood Cemetery. Mrs. Blackman died of a heart attack on Saturday afternoon, November 2, at her apartment on West Flower Street.
A native of Bedford County, she was the daughter of the late Orlando C. Alley and Clena Roundtree Alley, and was a Methodist. A retired school teacher, she was born and reared at Wartrace where she had taught for many years. She had moved to Pulaski little more than a month ago.
Mrs. Blackman is survived by one son, Jack Blackman, superintendent of Giles County Hospital; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Louise Krieger, Long Beach, Calif.; one granddaughter, Miss Susan Blackman; one grandson, Edwin W. Blackman; and one brother, Ogburn Alley, Dalton, Ga.
Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

BLACKMON, Mattie Lane McMillion The Pulaski Citizen 17 Sep 1958
Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Lane McMillion Blackmon, 68, were held Tuesday afternoon, September 9, at Griffin Funeral Home in Jackson, conducted by the Rev. O. T. Arnett, with burial in Highland Memorial Gardens, Jackson. Mrs. Blackmon died Sunday afternoon, September 7, at her Jackson home after an illness of three days.
A native of Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Gus H. McMillion and Josie Lane McMillion. She lived here until fourteen years ago when the family moved to Jackson. She was a member of the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, the Eastern Star Lodge No. 115, and the World War II Mothers.
Mrs. Blackmon is survived by her husband, E. D. Blackmon; two sons, E. D. Blackmon, Jr., Champaign, Ill., and C. Harvey Blackmon, Jackson; one daughter, Mrs. T. R. Byrum, Corpus Chrisit, Texas; six grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Anna Belle McMillion, Jackson.

BLAKE, John The Pulaski Citizen 13 Aug 1952
Funeral services for John B. Blake, 88, brother of Otto Broecker and Mrs. E. E. Eslick of Pulaski, were held Wednesday afternoon at Higgins Funeral Home, in Fayetteville. Burial took place in Rose Hill Cemetery in that city.
Mr. Blake died Tuesday night at Lincoln County Hospital after a long illness.
Mr. Blake, former circuit court clerk and a former senator of Lincoln County, is survived by one brother and one sister in Pulaski, and one brother, Luther Blake, New York City.

BLAKE, Mrs. Sam The Pulaski Citizen 9 May 1956
Word has been received here of the death on Monday morning, May 7, of Mrs. Sam M. Blake at a Birmingham, Ala. sanatarium, following a long illness.
Mrs. Blake is a sister-in-law of Mrs. Otto Broecker and Mrs. F. E. Eslick. Mr. Blake died several years ago.

BLAKELY, Levonia McClinton The Pulaski Citizen 17 Oct 1951
Mrs. L. E. Blakely, 91, the former Levonia McClinton of Giles County, died October 4, at her home in Los Angeles, Calif.

Funeral rites were held there Saturday, with burial in that city. Mrs. Blakely, a widow, is survived by one daughter and one son.

BLALOCK, Mary O'Bryan The Pulaski Citizen 17 Dec 1958
Mrs. Mary O'Bryan Blalock, daughter of Mrs. Mesa Rose O'Bryan and the late J. B. O'Bryan, died Saturday, December 6, at her home in Baltimore, Md. Funeral rites took place in that city.
Mrs. Blalock is survived by her husband, Dr. Blalock, member of the staff of John Hopkins Hospital; one daughter, Mrs. William C. Sadtler; and two sons, William A. Blalock and A. Dandy Blalock, Baltimore.
Mrs. Blalock was a niece of the late Miss Meda Mason of Prospect.

BLANKENSHIP, H. W. The Pulaski Citizen 20 Jun 1951
H. W. Blankenship, 72, retired railroad man of Prospect, died at 9 o'clock Wednesday night, June 6, at his home after several months illness.
Rites were conducted the following Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the residence by Rev. Elwood Denson, pastor of Prospect Methodist Church. Burial took place in the Prospect Cemetery.
Born in Maury County, he was the son of the late John Blankenship and Betsy Cape Blankenship. Most of his life he spent in Giles County, where he was employed by the L&N Railroad. In time he was advanced to foreman of section hands which he held for twenty-five years. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mr. Blankenship's first wife, Mrs. Hassie Thurman Blankenship died in August, 1922.
His second wife, Mrs. Susie Sutherland Blankenship, survives. He is also survived by two daughters, Mrs. Spencer Fogg, Aspen Hill and Mrs. Matthew Harwell, College Grove; three sons, R. H. Blankenship, Aspen Hill, John W. Blankenship, Veto, Ala., and Thurman Blankenship, Birmingham, Ala.; one sister, Mrs. Eural Smith, Itaska, Texas; two half-sisters, Mrs. Tillman Anderson, Columbia and Mrs. Ernest Prosser, Pulaski; and two half-brothers, John May Blankenship, Bunker Hill, and Henry F. Blankenship, Columbia.

BLANKENSHIP, Susie Sutherland The Pulaski Citizen 5 Nov 1952
Funeral services for Mrs. Susie Sutherland Blankenship, 61, widow of H. W. Blankenship, were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the residence in Prospect, conducted by the Rev. Elwood Denson of Thompson Station, former pastor, assisted by the Rev. W. C. Folks, pastor of the church. Burial took place in Prospect Cemetery.
Mrs. Blankenship died at 12:30 o'clock Saturday morning at her home after two years declining health.
Born September 6, 1991 in Prospect, she was the daughter of the late Joe J. Sutherland and Sallie Ann McAlister Sutherland. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mrs. Blankenship, the second wife of H. W. Blankenship, is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Eunice Wales, Dyersburg, Miss Lillie Sutherland, Mrs. Daisy Randolph and Mrs. Jim Randolph, all of Prospect, and Mrs. Naomi Chunn, Nashville; and twelve nieces and nephews. Wilson Carter and Company, Funeral Directors.

BLASINGAME, James Harper The Pulaski Citizen 7 Apr 1954
James Harper Blasingame, 75, native Giles Countian, died Saturday, April 3, of a heart attack, following a long illness at his home in Oxford, Miss., where he had lived since 1920.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Oxford Presbyterian Church, conducted by the Rev. J. K. Johnson, with burial in St. Peter's Cemetery in that city.
Mr. Blasingame, a retired farmer and dairyman, was born March 2, 1879 in Giles County, the son of the late W. J. Blasingame and Mary Morello White Blasingame. He was a member of the Oxford Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Blasingame is survived by his wife, Mrs. Cora Gregory Blasingame; two daughters, Miss Louise Blasingame and Mrs. Herbert Lee O'Hara, both of Oxford; two sons, James W. Blasingame, Mt. Pleasant, Tenn. and Joe Blasingame, Oxford; two grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. J. Dave Coffman, Pulaski.
Relatives from Pulaski attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. J. Dave Coffman, J. D. Coffman, Jr., Mrs. Mary C. Rambo, Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Hagan and J. D. Gregory.


BLEDSOE, Benjamin Newson The Pulaski Citizen 1 Jan 1958
Funeral services for Benjamin Newson Bledsoe, 74, retired farmer, merchant and assistant postmaster at Minor Hill, were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Minor Hill Baptist Church. Burial took place in the church cemetery. Mr. Bledsoe died unexpectedly at noon on Sunday, December 29, at his home after a period of declining health.
Born April 3, 1882, at Petersburg, he was the son of the late William Henry Bledsoe and Liza Jane Austin Bledsoe. He was a member of the Baptist Church.
Mr. Bledsoe is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jessie Powell Bledsoe, and one sister, Mrs. O. J. Harwell, Elkton.

BLEDSOE, John Earl The Pulaski Citizen 4 Mar 1953
Funeral services for John Earl Bledsoe, 69, farmer and retired salesman of Lynnville, were held at 10:30 Monday morning at Bennett-May Funeral Home in Pulaski. The Rev. W. C. Moorehead, pastor of the Lynnville Methodist Church, officiated and burial was in Lynnwood Cemetery.
Mr. Bledsoe died Saturday at Giles County Hospital of injuries sustained Friday night when was struck by an automobile driven by Robert O'Neal 10 miles north of Pulaski on Highway 31. Officers reported that a car driven by Mr. Bledsoe ran into a wagon in a minor accident, and that the Giles County man had stepped out of his car and was holding one of a team of mules when struck by an automobile driven by O'Neal. He was said to have suffered six fractures of his left leg and facial injuries in the accident.
The son of Thomas K. and Margaret Wilson Bledsoe, he was a native of Lincoln County, but had lived in Giles County most of his life. He was educated at Lynnville Academy.
Mr. Bledsoe is survived by three brothers, Marine W. Bledsoe, Columbia attorney, J. Braden Bledsoe, Greenville, S. C., and S. Monroe Bledsoe, of Berkley, W. Va.


BLEDSOE, Lola Harris The Pulaski Citizen 12 Jan 1955
Funeral services for Mrs. Lola Harris Bledsoe, 81, who died Friday, January 7, at the home in Lynnville, were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Lynnville Church of Christ. Gynnath Ford, minister of the church, officiated and burial took place in the family lot in Lynnwood Cemetery.
A member of the Church of Christ, she was born in Giles County July 26, 1873, the daughter of the late G. H. Harris and Mary Nave Harris. She was the widow of Dr. James Hugh Bledsoe who died in 1910.
Mrs. Bledsoe is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Nat Coker, with whom she had made her home the past four years, Lynnville, Mrs. Guy Ogle, Goodlettsville, and Mrs. Henry Hackman, Nashville; one son, Rufus Bledsoe, Detroit, Mich.; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

BLOW, Otis The Pulaski Citizen 13 Sep 1950
Otis Blow, approximately 74 years of age, a native Giles Countian, died at 10:30 o'clock Monday night, September 4, in Lansing, Michigan after a long period of declining health. Burial took place beside his mother Saturday in Birmingham, Ala.
Born and reared in Lynnville, he was the son of Henry Blow and Addie Riddle Blow. He was an agent for the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, serving at Mt. Pleasant, Tenn. and later at Bowling Green, Ky., retiring because of ill health.
Mr. Blow is survived by his wife; two sisters, Mrs. Clemmie Cason, Birmingham, Ala., and Mrs. Harry C. Isbell, Visalia, Calif.; and two brothers, Talmadge Blow and Henry Blow, both of Birmingham.

BOATRIGHT, Edward The Pulaski Citizen 4 Mar 1959
Edward Boatright, 23, native of Giles County and an employee of Heil-Quaker, Inc., at Lewisburg, died about 12:30 p. m. Tuesday night in a traffic accident that resulted when he suffered a heart attack while driving to Cornersville.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Cornersville Church of Christ with Campbell Pullias officiating. Burial will be in Lynnwood Cemetery at Lynnville.
Relatives said physicians stated Mr. Boatright suffered a heart attack before the car ran into a bridge abutment as he was enroute to Cornersville.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Boatright of Cornersville, Mr. Boatright served four years in the Navy and was discharged last year. He had been residing in Cornersville with his parents for the past several months.
In addition to his parents, other survivors are: four sisters, Mrs. Ned Odeneal, Jr., Pulaski, Mrs. Ward Nelms and Mrs. William Bowers, Cornersville; Mrs. Guy Watson, Clarksville; and two brothers, Eric Boatright, Cornersville, and James Boatright, Nashville.

BOAZ, James The Pulaski Citizen 5 Jul 1950

Funeral services for James Boaz, 33, resident of Huntsville, Ala., who died there at 10:30 o'clock, Saturday night, July 1, after a weeks illness, were held at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home in Pulaski. The Rev. Lloyd Hickman, Baptist minister, and the Rev. Hawkins, Methodist minister of Huntsville, officiated and burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery here.
Son of Mrs. T. W. Brashears of Pulaski and the late Jack Boaz, he was born and reared in this county. For a number of years, Mr. Boaz had been a foreman of a government plant in Huntsville. He was a member of the Church of Christ. In addition to his mother, Mr. Boaz is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Woodard Boaz, also a native of Giles County; a son, Billy Boaz; a daughter, Joyce Boaz, all of Huntsville; a sister, Mrs. Lucile Pierce, Pulaski; two brothers, Wayland Boaz, Pulaski and Lindsay Boaz, Fayetteville; a half-sister, Miss Elizabeth Brashears, Pulaski; a half-brother, Thomas Brashears, San Antonio, Texas; and an aunt, Mrs. Joe Greenwell, Pulaski.

BOGAR, Mary Louise Shelton The Pulaski Citizen 6 Apr 1955
Mrs. Mary Louise Shelton Bogar, 41, resident of Birmingham, Ala., the past six or eight years, died at one o'clock Saturday afternoon, April 2, at South Highland Infirmary in that city.
Funeral services were held at one o'clock Sunday afternoon at Rehoboth Methodist Church of which she was a member. Rites were conducted by the pastor, the Rev. Ray Tomerlin, and Elder J. Clifford Murphy, and burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Born September 28, 1913 in Giles County, she was the daughter of William Shelton of the Tarpley community, and the late Mrs. Maude Wright Shelton.
In addition to her father, Mrs. Bogar is survived by her husband, George Bogar; and one daughter, Sherrie Gail Bogar; both of Birmingham, Ala.; one sister, Mrs. Jean Shelton Roberts, Washington, D. C.; and one brother, William Wright (Buster) Shelton, Birmingham, Ala. Pulaski Funeral Home, Morticians in charge.

BOLDEN, Luther Lee The Pulaski Citizen 22 Apr 1959
Luther Lee Bolden, 36, a native of Giles County and an employee of the Cordell Construction Company in Winchester, Ky., was found dead of a heart attack in his car near Ricetown, Ky., at 4 o'clock Monday afternoon.
Funeral services were to be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home by Gilbert E. Shaffer, Church of Christ minister of Pulaski. Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, with Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge.
Bolden was a native of Giles County, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Martin Bolden and the late Tom Bolden. He was educated in Giles County schools and was a member of the Olivet Methodist Church. He had been employed by the Cordell Construction Company for the past six months. In addition to his mother, other survivors are two children, Douglas Lee and Margaret Ellen Bolden; a brother, James Scott Bolden of Birmingham; and two sisters, Mrs. Charles Hardison, Tullahoma, and Mrs. Carl McMillion, Louisville, Ky.

BOLDEN, Raymond M. The Pulaski Citizen 8 Jul 1953
Mrs. Willie M. Bolden, Route 2, Pulaski, has been notified that the body of her son, Pfc. Raymond M. Bolden, who was killed in action in Korea, will arrive in Pulaski on the eleven o'clock train Thursday morning, July 16.

Funeral services are tentatively set for two o'clock Saturday afternoon, July 18, at Bennett-May Funeral Home in Pulaski. Burial will take place in Mount Moriah Cemetery.

BOLDEN, Thomas William "Tom" The Pulaski Citizen 29 Aug 1951
Funeral services for Thomas William Bolden, 64, Giles County farmer, who died Saturday, August 25, at Giles County Hospital, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at Mt. Moriah Church, conducted by F. H. Curtis, Church of Christ minister. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
Mr. Bolden died at 8:35 o'clock Saturday night after several months illness.
Born April 10, 1887, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Scott Bolden and Mary Lumpkins Bolden.
Mr. Bolden is survived by his wife, Mrs. Victoria Martin Bolden; two daughters, Mrs. Charles Hardin and Mrs. Carl McMillion, Pulaski; three sons, Luther Lee Bolden, Hillsboro, Tenn., James Scott Bolden, Pulaski, and Pfc. Raymond M. Bolden, who was reported "Missing in Action" in Korea a year ago; two grandchildren; and one brother, Bob Bolden, Nashville.

BOND, William McCree The Pulaski Citizen 19 Feb 1958
Funeral services for Mr. William McCree Bond, 73, retired machinist of International Minerals and Chemical Corporation at Wales were held at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday morning at Bennett-May Funeral Home, with burial in Maplewood Cemetery. Mr. Bond died Sunday morning at Giles County Hospital after a short illness.
Born April 10, 1884, in Hickman County, he was the son of the late Samuel Bond and Fannie Crawford Bond.
Mr. Bond is survived by his wife, Mrs. Eliza Totty Bond; one son, William Bond, Pulaski; four daughters, Mrs. Frankie Peden, Madison, N. C., Mrs. Linnie Sue Chapman, Columbia, Mrs. Gene Way, Graham, N. C., and Mrs. Beatrice Wright, Gallatin; one brother, Alonzo Bond, Nashville; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Barnett, Mt. Pleasant, Miss Ruth Bond, Centerville, Mrs. Ann Rudy, Mayfield, Ky., and Mrs. Edith Hunter, Detroit, Mich. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

BONDS, Floyd Davis The Pulaski Citizen 29 Oct 1958
Funeral services for Floyd Davis Bonds, 76, retired farmer of the Waco section were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Lynnville Church of Christ, conducted by Elder Gynnath
Ford, minister of the church. Burial took place in Lynnwood Cemetery. Mr. Bonds died unexpectedly of a heart attack about 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, October 26, while walking through the woods with his son and another companion several miles from his home.
Born April 8, 1882, in Giles County, he was the son of the late John Bonds and Tishie Willis Bonds, and was a member of the Church of Christ.
Mr. Bonds is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ora Sands Bonds; two daughters, Mrs. Eugene Davis, Souderton, Pa., and Mrs. Brown Barlar, Lynnville; one son, Raymond Bonds, Lynnville and five grandchildren.


BONDURANT, Elizabeth Benson Patterson The Pulaski Citizen 3 May 1950
Mrs. Elizabeth Benson Patterson Bondurant, 72, prominent resident of Elkton, died at one o'clock on Monday afternoon at the country home near Baugh, following several months illness. Funeral rites were held at 2 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon at Bethany Presbyterian Church at Bryson by the Rev.Taylor Bird, pastor of the church. Burial took place in the family lot in Elkton Cemetery.
The daughter of the late Dr. Hugh L. Patterson and Sue Patterson Patterson, leading citizens of the section, she was born on July 14, 1877 and spent her entire life in that community. She was an active member of the Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Bondurant is survived by her husband, Richard G. Bundurant; two daughters, Miss Bess Bondurant, teacher at Elkton High School, and Mrs. Gray Ragsdale, Jr., Pulaski; two sons, Richard Bondurant, Columbia and Hugh Peter Bondurant, Nashville; three grandchildren, Judy and Richard Ragsdale, Pulaski, and Charlie Bondurant, Columbia; and one sister, Mrs. Thomas W. Griffis, Pulaski.


BOOTH, Lena Will May The Pulaski Citizen 16 Sep 1953
Mrs. Lena Will Booth, 62, native of Giles County died at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, September 16, in a Birmingham, Ala. Hospital following an operation.
Funeral rites will be held at 10 o'clock Friday morning in Birmingham. Burial will take place at 4 o'clock in Maplewood Cemetery, with the Rev. Albert E. Dimmock and the Rev. Sam R. Dodson, Jr., of Pulaski, officiating.
Born November 4, 1890, she was the daughter of the late T. H. May and Ida Marks May. She was a graduate of Martin College and a member of the Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Booth, who had lived in Birmingham thirty years, is survived by her husband, Mason Booth; three daughters, Mrs. George Wheelock and Mrs. Jack Worrell, both of Birmingham and Mrs. Frank Kennedy, Aberdeen, Miss.; four grandchildren; and five sisters, Miss Sue May, Pulaski, Mrs. F. V. Napier, Mrs. G. A. Scruggs, and Mrs. Albert Searcy, all of Nashville and Mrs. J. H. Black, Columbia.

BOOTH, Richard H. The Pulaski Citizen 16 Jul 1952
Richard H. Booth, 98, believed to be Giles County's oldest citizen, died at 7:30 Wednesday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. R. Adkins, in Lynnville after several weeks of declining health.
Funeral services were to be held at 10:30 Thursday morning at the Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church by the Rev. W. C. Moorehead, pastor of the Lynnville Methodist Church. Burial was to take place in the family lot at the Moriah Cemetery.
Mr. Booth was the son of Charles Booth and Emily Jones Booth, pioneer settlers who cleared the land for the family home in the Minor Hill community. For many years, he resided in that section where he supervised the farming interests and engaged in real estate business. In late years, he and his wife, Mrs. Zora Powers Booth, made their home with Mr. and Mrs. Adkins at Lynnville. He was a member of the Methodist Church.

Mr. Booth was married three times, his first wife and the mother of his children, Mrs. Sallie Powers Booth, died many years ago. His second wife was Miss Ella Allen of Giles County who died several years ago.
In addition to Mrs. Booth, he is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Adkins of Lynnville, Mrs. N. N. Woodward of Waxahachie, Texas, and Mrs. Collins Lusby of LaFollette; and several grandchildren.

BOOTH, Steven Willis The Pulaski Citizen 24 Dec 1958
Steven Willis Booth, 18-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Stone Booth, died at 9:30 o'clock Sunday night, December 21, at the home of his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Willis Jones, at Williamsport in Maury County. The child had been ill for the past twelve months.
Funeral rites took place at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Williamsport Methodist Church, conducted by the pastor. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
In addition to the parents, Fred Stone and Jane Anne Jones Booth; an the maternal grandparents; the infant is survived by the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred S. Booth, Pulaski; and the great-grandfather, Fagan Booth, and Mrs. Booth, Pulaski.

BOOTH, Thomas Fagan Jr. The Pulaski Citizen 9 Apr 1952
Dr. Thomas Fagan Booth, Jr., prominent Pulaski physician, church and civic leader, died at 3:30 o'clock Wednesday morning at the Baptist Hospital in Knoxville following a stroke of paralysis suffered about nine o'clock Tuesday night.
Funeral services were held at three o'clock Thursday afternoon at the First Methodist Church in Pulaski by the Rev. Sam R. Dodson, Jr., pastor. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
In Knoxville to attend a convention of the Tennessee Medical Association, Dr. Booth became ill Tuesday night while he and Mrs. Booth were driving to their hotel from a meeting. He was taken to his hotel and then removed to the hospital where he died a few hours later.
A native of Pulaski, Dr. Booth was the son of Thomas Fagan Booth and the late Mrs. Nannie Lou Stone Booth. He was a graduate of the Massey Preparatory School, formerly in Pulaski, and was a member of the 1926 graduating class at Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine. Following his graduation, he served two years internship at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, La., after which he returned to Pulaski for the practice of his professin that was continued until he was stricken with paralysis last year.
His marriage to Miss Merle Van Zandt, a former member of the Martin College faculty of Fort Morgan, Colorado, occurred in June, 1936.
A church and civic leader, Dr. Booth was a member of the Board of Stewards of the First Methodist Church in Pulaski, a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Pulaski Rotary Club, the Giles County Medical Society, the Martin College Board of Trustees and the staff of Giles County Hospital. He was honored last year by receiving the title of Knight Commander of the Court of Honor, one of the hightest bestowed in the Masonic Order and the first to be received in Giles County. He was a director of the First National Bank and of the Chamber of Commerce.

In addition to his wife and father, Dr. Booth is survived by his step-mother, Mrs. Roxye Elinor Booth; a brother, Fred Booth, Pulaski; a half-sister, Mrs. Edward Whiddon of Nashville; three nephews, Gary Whiddon, Nashville, Fred Stone Booth, U. S. Air Corps in Korea, and Tommy Booth, student at Tennessee Polytechnic Institute, Cookeville. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

BOOTH, Zora Neil The Pulaski Citizen 18 Apr 1956
Mrs. Zora Neil Booth, 82, widow of R. H. Booth, died at 7 o'clock Friday morning, April 13, at the home of her step-daughter, Mrs. J. R. Adkins, and Mr. Adkins in Lynnville, after a three weeks' illness.
Funeral rites were held at 11 o'clock Saturday morning at the grave in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, with the services conducted by the Rev. W. C. Moorehead, her former pastor.
Born September 29, 1873, in Bedford County, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Neil, and was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mrs. Booth is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Annie Williams, Pullman, Wash., and Mrs. Etta Jorday, Shelbyville; one brother, Will Neil, Fresno, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Booth died July 16, 1952. A niece, Mrs. James Hall and Mr. Hall of Shelbyville came for the funeral.
BORUM, Cessie Lee Boatright The Pulaski Citizen 11 Mar 1959
Funeral services for Mrs. Cessie Lee Boatright Borum, 81, were held Wednesday at Oakes and Nichols Funeral Home, Columbia. Burial took place in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Borum died Tuesday at her home in Columbia.
A native of Giles County, she was the daughter of the lte Thomas Reece Boatright and Frances Olivia Foster Boatright.
She was a Presbyterian. Her husband, Joseph Beverly Borum, died February 14.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Hugh D. White, Columbia; a son, Beverly Borum, Columbia; a sister Mrs. Kittie Burnett of Nashville; and five grandchildren.

BOSHERS, Dewey R. The Pulaski Citizen 25 Jul 1951
Dewey R. Boshers, 48, owner of the Pulaski Machine and Welding Shop, died at 12:45 o'clock Thursday afternoon, July 19, at Giles County Hospital, following a few weeks illness.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock at the First Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. J. Clark Hensley, pastor, and burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, near Pulaski.
A lifelong resident of Giles County, he was the son of Mrs. Molly Hollmann Boshers Napier and the late Polk Boshers.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Boshers is survived by his wife, Mrs. Thelma Prindle Boshers; two sons, Romeo D. Boshers and Carl Boshers, both of Pulaski; three sisters, Mrs. Jessee Patrick and Mrs. James Englett, both of Pulaski, and Mrs. Ezra Brock, Evansville, Ind.; one brother, Hollmann Boshers, Lewisburg; four half-sisters, Mrs. James Davis, Anderson, Ala., Mrs. Daisy Wiley, Pulaski, Mrs. Herbert Flarerty, Louisville, Ky., and Mrs. Ennis Dollar, Memphis; and one half-brother, Tommy Napier, Memphis.

BOSHERS, Roger Dale (Infant) The Pulaski Citizen 16 Oct 1957

Roger Dale Boshers, two-day old infant son of Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Boshers of Detroit, Mich., formerly of Pulaski, died Thursday at Giles County Hospital. Graveside services were held at Mt. Moriah Cemetery on Sunday afternoon. In addition to the parents, the child is survived by two brothers, Dewey and Lynn Boshers; and the two grandmothers, Mrs. Dewey Boshers and Mrs. Thomas Holt. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge.

BOTTOM, James W. The Pulaski Citizen 21 Feb 1951
Funeral services for James W. Bottom, 27, native of Giles County, who died at 12:30 o'clock (EST) on Monday morning, January 29, at East Tennessee Baptist Hospital, at Knoxville, were held in Knoxville the following day and burial took place in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Mr. Bottom, a veteran of three years service in the Army Air Corps during World War II, was a bookkeeper for the A & P Stores in Knoxville when he was taken ill. He was graduated from Jones High School at Lynnville in 1942 and was a member of the Lynnville Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Bottom is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lois Hill Bottom, a native of Knoxville; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Bottom of Lynnville; five sisters, Mrs. Emma Burnette , Mrs. Agnes Rolin, Mrs. Jewel Smith, Mrs. Mary Joyce and Mrs. Martha Chester, all of Nashville; and three brothers, Steve H. Bottom of Nashville, Morris C. Bottom of Birmingham, Ala. and John T. Bottom, Lynnville.

BOTTOM, Mary Lou Puckett The Pulaski Citizen 12 Jul 1950
Mrs. Mary Lou Puckett Bottom, 79, resident of Elkton, died July 6, in Nashville following several months of declining health. Prayer services were held Friday morning in Nashville, conducted by the Rev. Deane Stroud and the Rev. Pickens Johnson. At 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon rites were held at the Elkton Methodist Church, with the pastor of the church, the Rev. W. L. Hays officiating. Burial took place in the Elliott Cemetery near Elkton.
Born in Lincoln County, Mrs. Bottom was the daughter of the late Isaac Puckett and Mary Beaty Puckett, pioneer settlers of the section. A resident of Elkton for twenty-five years, she had been a lifelong member of the Methodist Church and was a member of its Society of Christian Service. Her husband, Gaius Benjamin Bottom, died eighteen years ago.
Mrs. Bottom is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Grady Ezell, Elkton; one son, Allison Bottom, Nashville; one sister, Mrs. Sam Henderson, Purvis, Miss.; and two brothers, Charles I. Puckett, Elkton, and G. W. Puckett, Baugh; five grandchildren, Mattie Lou Ezell, Elkton, Mrs. Luther Griffin, Tommy Bottom and Libby Bottom, Nashville, and Kenneth Bottom, Houston, Texas; and two great grandchildren.

BOULDEN, Bertha The Pulaski Citizen 28 Oct 1953
Funeral services for Miss Bertha Boulden, 70, were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the Methodist Church in Ashland City, conducted by the Rev. W. O. Largen, of Nashville, and the Rev. Robert Lewis, pastor. Burial took place in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Miss Boulden, aunt of Mrs. Marvin Rainey of Pulaski, was injured fatally Monday afternoon when struck by a car within the city limits of Ashland City.
She was a native of Giles County, the daughter of the late Rev. Wood Boulden and Martha Morris Boulden.
Miss Boulden is survived by four sisters, Mrs. J. L. Taylor, Dickson, Mrs. Myrtle Church, Santa Fe, Mrs. Daisie Alexander, Nashville and Mrs. Mabel Clark, Johnson City; one brother, W. C. Boulden, Lake Wales, Fla.; and three nieces and six nephews.

Mr. and Mrs. Rainey and Mrs. Erskine Sharp attended the funeral.

BOWEN, Louis A. The Pulaski Citizen 24 Dec 1952
Airman Second Class Louis A. Bowen, 26, native of Giles County who was stationed at a base in the state of Washington, lost his life in the huge airplane crash at Moses Lake, Wash., Saturday night in which 86 servicemen died.
The young man is believed to have been enroute home for Christmas from the Washington base where he had been stationed for about a year. He served as a paratrooper in World War II and came through all of those experiences without injury, and had reentered military service several months ago after being employed at a sawmill in Giles County for some time.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Bowen of Route 1, Lynnville, Bowen attended Campbellsville High School and worked in that area until his World War II service took him away from home.
The young man's father left immediately for Washington upon learning of his son's death, and funeral services will not be arranged until further word reaches Pulaski, although the service will be held at the Union Valley Baptist Church in the Campbellsville community.
In addition to his parents, Bowen is survived by his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Chapman Bowen of Maury County; two sons, Rackley Wayne, 5 and Jerry Louis, 3; his sisters, Mrs. Frances Hazelwood, Mrs. Margaret Lovett, and Mrs. Betty Chapman of Route 1, Lynnville; and his brothers, Walter and Rogers Bowen, who reside with their parents, and Leon Bowen, Jr., also of near Lynnville.

BOWERS, Fred Marshall The Pulaski Citizen 25 Mar 1953
Funeral services for Fred Marshall Bowers, 63, farmer of the Blue Creek community were held at Cornersville Methodist Church and burial took place in Beechwood Cemetery at Cornersville.
Mr. Bowers, died Sunday of a heart attack enroute to Gordon Hospital in Lewisburg.
A native of Marshall County, he was the son of the late William Richard Bowers and Lavonia Cook Bowers. He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and a veteran of World War I.
Mr. Bowers is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jennie Hyde Bowers; two daughters, Miss Pauline Bowers and Mrs. Jack Jett, both of Blue Creek; one grandson; and one brother, Sam Bowers, Cornersville.

BOWERS, Horace Jennings The Pulaski Citizen 30 Jan 1952
Horace Jennings Bowers, 78, retired banker, died at his home Saturday after several years ill health.
Funeral services were held at 3 p. m. Sunday at the home of his son, Robert M. Bowers. The Rev. Fred Gates officiated, assisted by Sanford Garner. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery.
A native of Dickson County, Mr. Bowers was the son of the late Isaac M. and Mary McNeely Bowers.
Mr. Bowers was a former claim agent for the Illinois Central Railroad. He practiced law at Holdenville, Okla., while it was still Indian Territory. He was cashier of the Farmers and Merchants Bank at White Bluff, Tenn. for a number of years., and was an officiat of First National Bank of Tracy City, Tenn., from 1910 until 1934, the time of his retirement.

Since that time, he had made his home at Pulaski and Monteagle, Tenn.
He was a member of the Episcopal Church. He is survived by his wife, the former, Miss Anna Goodall; one daughter, Mrs. A. H. Pegues, Cleveland, Tenn.; one son, Robert M. Bowers; two grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Mary B. Dismukes, Washington, D. C.

BOYD, Bennie B. The Pulaski Citizen 12 Sep 1956
Funeral services for Bennie B. Boyd, 80, lifelong resident of the Stella community, were held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, September 1, at Pleasant Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Haynes Brinkley, Baptist minister, conducted the services and burial took place in the church cemetery.
Mr. Boyd died Friday, August 31, in a Nashville hospital after a short illness.
Born in April of 1876, he was the son of the late Jack Boyd and Mary Gatlin Boyd and was the last of a family of fifteen children.
Mr. Boyd is survived by three sisters-in-law, Mrs. R. J. Boyd, Mrs. W. T. Boyd, both of Stella community, and Mrs. Richard Boyd of Minor Hill, and a number of nieces and nephews.

BOYD, Dicey The Pulaski Citizen 4 Nov 1959
Miss Dicey Boyd was found dead in a barn on the Boyd farm about 6 p. m. Sunday. Her mother, who was in critical condition at Giles County Hospital Monday night was found slumped in a rocking chair bleeding badly from head wounds. She told officers she was attacked by a Negro man who came to her house asking for money.
Joe Henry Johnson told officers he became frightened when Miss Boyd caught him misusing a cow, an act which he said had occurred several times before.
A coroner's report showed Miss Boyd was killed by a blow on the head by a blunt object. She was found sprawled in the barn. A two-foot plank lay near the body and a pocket knife was found in another part of the barn.
Johnson was taken back to the scene of the murder Monday morning, a few hours after his arrest. He maintained until mid-afternoon that he did not attack the woman.
Sheriff P M. Butler, Deputy Sheriff James Newton and Trooper Joe Fite went to the scene Sunday evening as soon as the tragedy was reported and have worked night and day with the Alabama officers in solving the crime......
Funeral services for Miss Boyd were held at 3:00 p. m. Tuesday at the Stella Church of Christ by Elder A. J. Rollins and burial was in the church cemetery, with Wilson Carter Funeral Directors in charge.
In addition to her mother, Miss Boyd is survived by two brothers, Willie Boyd and Irmer Boyd and three sisters, Mrs. Jim Pigg, Giles County, Mrs. Marvin Croley, Athens, Ala., and Mrs. Owen Bass, Giles County.

BOYD, Ellen Ettie Smith The Pulaski Citizen 18 Apr 1951

Funeral services for Mrs. Ellen Ettie Smith Boyd, 84, who died at 1:30 o'clock Friday morning at her home in Stella, after a brief illness, were held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Stella Cumberland Presbyterian Church, conducted by Elder G. B. Derryberry of Nashville, minister of the Church of Christ. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Boyd a member of the Church of Christ, was born April 19, 1866 in Giles County, the daughter of the late Bryant Smith and Mary Jane Hanna Smith.
Mrs. Boyd is survived by her husband, Bascom Boyd; and a step-daughter, Mrs. Lura Waters of Pulaski.

BOYD, Henry White Jr. The Pulaski Citizen 26 Feb 1958
Henry White Boyd, Jr., 49, president of General Shoe Corporation and nationally known business leader, died Saturday, February 23, of an intercraniel hemorrhage at Methodist Hospital, Rochester, Minnesota. He was a frequent visitor to Pulaski, visiting the local General Shoe Plant many times.
Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a. m. Tuesday, February 25, at First Presbyterian Church, Nashville, by Dr. Walter L. Courtney. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Mr. Boyd leaves three children, Henry White Boyd, III, a student at Mississippi State College, Philip Boyd, a student at Duke University, and Caroline Boyd, a student at Harpeth Hall school in Nashville. He is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Gordon Beaham of Kansas City, Mo.
Mr. Boyd was born in Highland Park near Chicago on June 17, 1908, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry White Boyd. His father, who died several years ago, was one of the country's best known executives in the leather industry and was for many years president of Armour Leather company. His mother also died several years ago.
Henry White Boyd, Jr., graduated from Cornell University in the class of 1931, with a degree in mechanical engineering. Enter the company's employ in 1931, as a clerk, he had exceptionally steady rise from position as office manager to assistant secretary of the company, secretary and treasurer, vice-president and treasurer, and finally in 1947, the presidency, succeeding Maxey Jarman, who became Chairman of the Corporation.

BOYD, Jimmie "Effie" The Pulaski Citizen 11 Mar 1959
Funeral services for Mrs. Jimmie "Effie" Boyd, 78, were held at one o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Minor Hill Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Haynes Brinkley and the Rev.Mr. Smith. Burial took place in the Minor Hill Cemetery. She died on Thursday night at Giles County Hospital.
A lifelong resident of the Minor Hill Community, she was born April 1, 1880, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sky Boyd.
Mrs. Boyd is survived by one daughter, Mrs. McKellar J. White, Minor Hill; five grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Ben Howard, Florence, Ala. Bennett-May & Company in charge.

BOYD, John Alfred The Pulaski Citizen 22 Jul 1953
Funeral services for John Alfred Boyd, 73, retired farmer of the Lynnville Presbyterian Church, with the rites conducted by the Rev. Fred Roges, pastor of the church. Burial took place in Lynnwood Cemetery.
Mr. Boyd died of a heart attact at 9 o'clock Tuesday night at the home, following several years declining health, caused by a heart ailment.

A lifelong resident of the Lynnville section, he was the son of the late James Benton Boyd and Mary Grace White Boyd, members of prominent pioneer families. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Boyd is survived by two sisters, Miss Kate Boyd, Lynnville, and Mrs. Camilla Welch, Tyler, Texas; and four brothers, Douglas Boyd, Walter J. Boyd, and Jimmy Boyd, all of Lynnville, and Mark Boyd, Louisville, Ky.
A brother, Rufus Benton Boyd, died June 3, 1952.

BOYD, Razzie James The Pulaski Citizen 24 Aug 1955
Funeral services for Razzie James Boyd, 74, retired farmer of the Stella community, were held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Pleasant Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Stella with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. Harold Dean Smith, the Rev. Haynes Brinkley, and the Rev. Troy Bunch of Collinwood officiated.
Mr. Boyd died on Friday, August 19, at his home after a long illness.
Born September 3, 1880, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Jack Boyd and Mary Ann Gatlin Boyd, and was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mr. Boyd is survived by his wife, Mrs. Velia Jones Boyd, to whom he was married Feb. 5, 1905; a son, Jones Boyd; one daughter, Mrs. J. D. Gregory; three grandchildren; and one brother, Ben Boyd, all of Stella community. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

BOYD, Rufus Benton The Pulaski Citizen 4 Jun 1952
Rufus Benton Boyd, 59, Lynnville farmer, died suddenly of a heart attack late Tuesday afternoon, June 3, at the home one mile north of Lynnville.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon in Lynnville Presbyterian Church, conducted by the Rev. Albert E. Dimmock, pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Pulaski. Burial will take place in the family lot in Lynnwood Cemetery.
A lifelong resident of Lynnville, he was born December 28, 1892, the son of the late James Benton Boyd and Mary Grace White Boyd, members of prominent pioneer families.
Mr. Boyd had been a member of the Presbyterian Church since boyhood and had served as a Deacon for many years. He was also secretary-treasurer of the Sunday School.
He was a veteran of World War I, having served with the A. F. F. in Europe. He was a member of the American Legion, Post 224, at Lynnville.
Mr. Boyd, a single man, is survived by two sisters, Miss Kate Boyd, Lynnville and Mrs. W. W. Welch, Tyler, Texas; and five brothers, Alfred Boyd, W. Douglas Boyd, Walter J. Boyd, and James W. Boyd, Lynnville, and Mark S. Boyd, Louisville, Ky. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

BRADEN, Eva Horne The Pulaski Citizen 31 Oct 1951
Funeral services for Mrs. Eva Horne Braden, 87, widow of the late F. M. (Tobe) Braden, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Oakes and Nichols Funeral Home in Columbia, with Elder Leon C. Burns, officiating.

Mrs. Braden died at 4:25 o'clock Saturday morning at the home of her grandson, James B. Goldman, 2339 Fernwood Drive, Nashville. She had been ill for several months.
A native of Illinois, she was the daughter of the late James M. Horne and Nancy McCasland Horne, and had spent most of her life in Giles County.
Her husband, F. M. Braden died in 1920
Mrs. Braden is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Bridges Sands of Columbia, Mrs. A. B. Goldman, Nashville, and Mrs. Ben S. Chapman, Pulaski; a son, W. F. Braden of Memphis; a sister, Mrs. Amanda English of Aurora, Ill., two grandchildren and four grandchildren.
Grandsons served as pallbearers.

BRADFORD, James K. The Pulaski Citizen 17 Oct 1951
Funeral services for James K. Bradford, 80, Nashville resident, father of Virgil E. Bradford, minister of the East Hill Church of Christ, were held Thursday afternoon at the Reid Avenue Church of Christ. Burial took place in Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville. He died Wednesday afternoon at the residence.
Mr. Bradford is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lena Eskridge Bradford; two daughters, Mrs. E. E. Van Arsdale, Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. Edward Lee, Nashville; two sons, J. K. Bradford, Jr., Atlanta, Ga., and Virgil Bradford, Pulaski; eight grandchildren; two sisters and two brothers.

BRADLEY, Hattie McMahan The Pulaski Citizen 29 Jul 1953
Mrs. Hattie McMahan Bradley, 73, native of Lynnville, died Sunday, July 26, at the home of her son, Joe Bradley, in Glenco, Ill.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Lynnville Methodist Church. Rites were conducted by the Rev. C. B. Cook of Columbia, her former pastor. Burial took place in the family lot in Lynnwood Cemetery.
She was the daughter of the late Thomas G. McMahan, a pioneer family of Lynnville. Her husband, R. E. Bradley, died fifteen years ago.
Mrs. Bradley, who lived in Lynnville until thirty years ago, is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Jesse Hull, Detroit, Mich.; two sons, Joe Bradley, Glenco., Ill. and Richard Bradley, Detroit, Mich.; and two sisters, Mrs. Myra Reed, New York City, and Mrs. Lillie Fleming, Atlanta, Ga. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

BRAGG, Ronnie The Pulaski Citizen 14 Jan 1959
Ronnie Bragg, 16, Minor Hill High School student, died unexpectedly at one o'clock
Wednesday afternoon, January 14, at Jackson Clinic at Lester, Ala.
Funeral services are tentatively set for 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at Minor Hill Baptist Church. The Rev. Harold Smith, pastor, will officiate and burial will take place in Minor Hill Cemetery.
Born April 11, 1942, in Giles County, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bragg of the Minor Hill Community, and was a member of Minor Hill Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, the youth is survived by one sister, Miss Ruth Ann Bragg; and his grandmother, Mrs. Lonnie Chapman, Shores. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge.


BRAGG, Tom H. The Pulaski Citizen 23 May 1951
Funeral services for Tom H. Bragg, 75, who died Monday at the home of his niece, Mrs. Morgan Jobe in Lewisburg, were conducted at 3:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Bethlehem Church of Lewisburg. The Rev. Leonard Sanderson, officiated, and burial took place in Bethlehem Cemetery.
A native of Coffee County, he had resided in Marshall County for a number of years. He was a retired farmer.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Jack Cox, Mrs. Robert Hughes and Mrs. Maybelle Bragg, all of Pulaski; and three sons, Joe Tom and William Bragg of Pulaski and Cecil Bragg of Virginia.

BRALLIAR, Floyd Burton The Pulaski Citizen 5 Sep 1951
Dr. Floyd Bralliar, 76, father of Mrs. T. E. Abernathy and Mrs. William H. Cheek of Pulaski, died at 3 o'clock Wednesday morning, September 5, at Madison Sanitarium following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Phillips-Robinson Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. W. E. Strickland, president of Kentucky-Tennessee Seventh-day Adventist Conference, assisted by Rev. G. A. Coon, the Rev. R. L. Kimball and the Rev. R. E. Stewart. Burial will take place in Spring Hill Cemetery, Nashville.
Dr. Bralliar, college professor, garden writer and lecturer and widely known horticulturist, suffered a stroke several years ago and had been in failing health since that time.
In 1896 he was married to Miss Ada Conrad of Walla Walla, Wash. Their children are Mrs. Abernathy and Mrs. Cheek of Pulaski. Mrs. Bralliar died Nov. 30, 1900.
His first teaching was in Iowa in 1894, the year before he received his M. S. Degree from Battle Creek, Michigan College. Later he studied at Iowa State College and Walla Walla, Wash. College. In 1921, he became the 10th student to receive a Ph. D. degree from Peabody College.
Later Dr. Bralliar married Miss Mertie Boynton of Lincoln, Neb. Their children are Dr. Floyd Bralliar, Jr., Wickenburg, Ariz., Dr. John S. Bralliar, Franklin, Ky., Dr. Max Bralliar, Nashville and Mr. Paul Rahn, San Leandro, Calif. Mrs. Bralliar died in March of this year.
Other survivors are one sister, Mrs. E. A. Sutherland, Madison; eleven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

BRALLIAR, John S. The Pulaski Citizen 15 Jul 1959
Dr. John S. Bralliar, 50, practicing physician of Franklin, Ky., and brother of Mrs. William Cheek of Pulaski, died of a heart attack on Saturday at his home.
Funeral rites were held at one o'clock Tuesday afternoon in Franklin with burial in National Cemetery in Nashville.
A native of Davidson County, Tenn., he was the son of the late Dr. Floyd Bralliar and Mrs. Mertie Boynton Bralliar.

In addition to his sister here, Dr. Bralliar is survived by his wife, Mrs.Katherine Swann Bralliar; one son, John Bralliar, Franklin; one grandchild; two brothers, Floyd Bralliar, Jr., Wickenham, Aria., and Max Bralliar, London, England; and one other sisters, Mrs. Paul Rahn, San Leandro, Calif.

BRALLIAR, Mertie Boynton The Pulaski Citizen 21 Mar 1951
The death of Mrs. Mertie Boynton Bralliar, wife of Dr. Floyd B. Bralliar, garden editor of The Nashville Tennessean, occurred Wednesday morning March 21 at Madison Sanitarium, Madison, Tenn. after a long illness.
Funeral services were incomplete pending arrival of relatives from California. The body was taken to Phillips-Robinson Funeral Home on Gallatin Road, Nashville. A native of Calhoun, Nebraska, Mrs. Bralliar had lived for the past twenty-five years at Madison. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
She is survived by her husband, three daughters, Mrs. T. E. Abernathy and Mrs. W. H. Cheek, Pulaski, Mrs. Paul Rahn, San Lerando, Calif., Dr. Floyd Bralliar, Jr., Franklin, Ky., Dr. Max B. Bralliar Nashville; eleven grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren. Four sisters and three brothers also survive, but their names were not available on Wednesday.

BRALY, Barry Neal The Pulaski Citizen 13 Feb 1952
Funeral services for Barry Neal Braly, four-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Neal Braly, of Bodenham, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at Mt. Moriah Church, conducted by Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
The child died at 9 o'clock Sunday morning at a Lawrenceburg hospital, following five days illness.
In addition to the parents, the child is survived by one sister, Brenda Joy Braly; and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Braly of Bodenham. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.
BRALY, Cora The Pulaski Citizen 8 Jun 1955
Funeral services for Miss Cora Braly, 73, were held at 2 o'clock on Friday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, with J. Bedford Rasbury, minister of Second Street Church of Christ officiating. Burial took place in the family lot in Maplewood Cemetery. She died Thursday at a Nashville hospital after a long period of declining health.
A native of Giles County, she was born June 5, 1881, the daughter of the late James P. Braly and Mary Virginia Payne Braly, and was a member of the Church of Christ.
Miss Braly is survived by two brothers, Raymond P. Braly, Pulaski and Clyde D. Braly of Nashville. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

BRALY, Elwin Douglas The Pulaski Citizen 19 Nov 1952
Funeral services for Elwin Douglas Braly, 41, Asheville and Marin, N. C., engineer, who died Sunday of a heart attack in Atlanta, Ga., were held Thursday afternoon in Marion. Burial took place in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Mr. Braly is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rosamond Braly; one daugher, Lee Braly, Marion; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Braly, Asheville.

Mr. Braly was a member of the North Carolina Society of Engineers and had been working about six months with the engineering firm of Wiedemann and Singleton in Atlanta.
He was a native of Columbia, Tenn., went to Asheville at an early age, attended the Asheville city schools and was graduated from Lee H. Edwards High School.
Braly had been employed for several years as a resident engineer for the State Highway and Public Works Commission and later as Marion city engineer.
Mr. Braly was a nephew of Mrs. Pearl Hickman of Pulaski, and Dr. E. R. Braly of Lawrenceburg.

BRALY, Ernest Richard The Pulaski Citizen 18 Dec 1957
Dr. Ernest Richard Braly, 70, Lawrenceburg optometrist and real estate man, died Saturday afternoon in the Lawrence County Hospital after a short illness.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p. m. Monday at the Downtown Church of Christ, of which he was a member. Rufus R. Clifford officiated and burial took place in Mimosa Cemetery.
Dr. Braly became ill while on a visit to Florida and was taken to the hospital after returning Friday.
Dr. Braly was a native of Giles County, son of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas C. Braly. He had been a resident of Lawrenceburg for more than 40 years, going there shortly after his graduation from a school of optometry in 1912. He was a veteran of World War I and a charter member of the L. O. Crane Post, American Legion.
Dr. Braly operated a motion picture theater in Lawrenceburg for some time during the days of silent pictures. He was the organizer of the Lawrence Realty and Auction Company and served as its president.
He established the Middle Tennessee District Fair in Lawrenceburg and headed it for many years. He owned the Braly Circus, which showed at fairs until about two years ago. He also established the North Alabama fair at Florence, Ala.
In 1917, he married Miss Claudia Kelly, who survives.

BRALY, Leila Virginia Elledge The Pulaski Citizen 14 Apr 1954
Funeral services for Mrs. Leila Virginia Elledge Braly, 88, were held at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Pulaski Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister, and T. D. Anderson, friend of the family. Burial took place in the family lot at Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
Mrs. Braly died at 9:45 o'clock Thursday night at the home of her son, Mack Braly, in the Bodenham community.
Mrs. Braly, resident of the Bodenham section the greater part of her life, was born April 23, 1865, in Alabama, the daughter of the late Joe Elledge and Mary Cox Elledge, and was a member of the Methodist Church. Her husband, Newt Braly died five years ago.
In addition to the one son, Mrs. Braly is survived by two daughters, Mrs. H. B. Craig, Nashville, and Mrs. Jesse Ward, Goodsprings; one grandson and one great grandson; and one sister, Mrs. Maude Brewer. Pulaski Funeral Home, Morticians in charge.

BRALY, Mahlon Paisley The Pulaski Citizen 14 Oct 1959

Funeral services for Mahlon Paisley Braly, 72, retired employee of Swift Packing Company in Nashville, were held on Monday morning, October 5, at Roesch-Patton Funeral Home in Nashville, with the burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park in that city. Mr. Braly died on Friday, October 2, at his home, 2207 Natchez Trace in Nashville, following a long period of declining health.
Born February 22, 1887, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Jame D. Braly and Pattie Paisley Braly, and was a son of the late James D. Braly and Pattie Paisley Braly, and was a member of the Lutheran Church.
Mr. Braly is survived by his wife, Mrs. Katherine Bontly Braly; one daughter, Mrs. Donald L. Curtis; and one granddaughter, Pamela Curtis, both of Clark Field, Phillipines; and one brother, Tyree Braly, Pulaski.

BRALY, Mary Emma Yarbrough The Pulaski Citizen 5 Dec 1951
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Emma Yarbrough Braly, 69, who died Thursday night, November 29, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Virgil Smith, in the Pisgah community, were held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home. The Rev. James T. Parsons, Methodist minister, officiated and burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
The former Miss Mary Emma Yarbrough, she was born on December 7, 1861, in Giles County, the daughter of the late Nathan Yarbrough and Mary Jane Kimbrough Yarbrough. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
Her husband, William L. Braly, died in 1944.
Mrs. Braly is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Tate Anderson, Atlanta, Ga., and Mrs. Raymond Braly, Pisgah; three sons, Eugene and Hugh Braly, Pulaski, and Bate Braly, Sarasota, Fla.; a number of grandchildren; and one brother, A. P. Yarbrough, Wichita, Kans.
Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

BRALY, Mattie Hamlett The Pulaski Citizen 25 Jan 1956
Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Hamlett Braly, 80, who died at 10 o'clock Thursday morning, January 26, at Giles County Hospital after several months illness, will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Mt. Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. Paul McReynolds, and the Rev. Mack Pinkelton. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
Born November 26, 1875, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Solon Hamlett and Stacy E. Tidwell Hamlett. She was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Her husband, Will M. Braly, died July 27, 1955.
Mrs. Braly is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Harris, Sheffield, Ala., and Mrs. Bright Abernathy, Kingsport, Tenn.; and two brothers, Edgar Hamlett, Bodenham, and Walter Hamlett, Campbellsville. A sister, Mrs. Ashley Tyler, died January 10. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors in charge.

BRALY, Mattie Lucy Marks The Pulaski Citizen 07 Nov 1956

Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Lucy Marks Braly, 81, native of Giles County and a resident of Limestone County, Ala., were held Monday afternoon, Octobert 29, at Tanner Methodist Church. Burial took place in Athens Cemetery. Mrs. Braly died at 5 o'clock Sunday morning, October 28, at Sericea Hills Farm, the home of her son, C. B. Braly, Sr., near Athens.
Born and reared in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Edwin Marks and Susanna Tarpley Marks.
Mrs. Braly, widow of Nat C. Braly, is survived by four sons, C. B. Braly, Sr. and George L.Braly, Athens, Dr. T. E. Braly, Chattanooga, and N. B. Braly, Gallatin, Tenn.; one daughter, Mrs. Roy Rogers, Leeds, Ala.; sixteen grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.

BRALY, Reed Aperson The Pulaski Citizen 9 Jul 1952
Funeral services for Reed Aperson Braly, 83, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at Mt. Moriah Church. Rites were conducted by the Rev. Roy West and the Rev. A. R. Hogan, Methodist ministers, and burial took place in the church cemetery.
He died suddenly of a heart attack on Saturday night at his home two miles west of Pulaski.
Born February 7, 1869, he was the son of the late Robert C. Braly and Virginia Neal Braly. He was a lifelong resident of the county and was a member of the Methodist Church.
For a number of years he had grown broom corn and had manufactured household brooms which found a ready sale in this locality.
Mr. Braly is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lucy Allen Braly; one son, Lewis Braly, one grandson; all of Pulaski; and two brothers, Will Braly and Bob Braly, both of the western section of the county. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

BRALY, Robert Neal The Pulaski Citizen 23 Jan 1957
Funeral services for Robert Neal Braly, 77, farmer of the Bodenham community, were held at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Mr. Braly died on Monday morning at his home after several months illness. Lifelong resident of the county, he was born September 22, 1879, the son of the late Robert C. Braly and Virginia Neal Braly, and was a member of Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Braly is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ella Clifton Braly; one daughter, Mrs. Harwood Greene; two sons, Amis Braly and William Neal Braly; six grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Montie May and Mrs. Charles Zeigler; and one brother, Finis Braly, all of Giles County. Bennett-May and Company, Mortician in charge.

BRALY, Virginia Payne The Pulaski Citizen 28 Feb 1951
Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Payne Braly, 89, who died at 8 o'clock Saturday morning, February 24, at the home of her son, Raymond P. Braly in the Pisgah community, after a lengthy illness were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon in Bennett-May Funeral Home. Rites were conducted by A. C. Dreaden, minister of the Pulaski Church of Christ, assisted by the Rev. Mouldon Holloway, pastor of the Pisgah Methodist Church. Burial took place in the family lot in Maplewood Cemetery.
The former Miss Virginia Elizabeth Payne, she was born July 7, 1861 in Giles County, and was the daughter of the late Samuel Payne and Martha Neal Payne. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Her husband, James T. Braly, died in July 1937.

Mrs. Braly is survived by one daughter, Miss Cora Braly, Nashville; two sons, Clyde D. Braly, Nashville, and Raymond P. Braly, Pulaski; two grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

BRALY, Will Milton The Pulaski Citizen 27 Jul 1955
Funeral services for Will Milton Braly, 82, retired farmer of the Bodenham community, will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at Mt. Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church, west of Pulaski. Rites will be conducted by the Rev. Paul E. McReynolds, pastor, and the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister, and burial took place in the church cemetery.
Mr. Braly died unexpectedly about 9 o'clock Wednesday night at his home following a years declining health caused by a heart ailment.
Born October 11, 1872, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Robert Culwell Braly and Jennie Neal Braly. He had been an elder in Mt. Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church for many years.
Mr. Braly is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mattie Hamlett Braly; two sisters, Mrs. Florence May and Mrs. Chrarles Zeigler of the Bodenham community; and two brothers, Finis Braly and Bob Braly, both of Bodenham. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

BRANCH, Cary Glover The Pulaski Citizen 18 Jan 1956
Cary Glover Branch, 82, retired farmer, former Giles County magistrate and a former State employee died unexpectedly Tuesday morning at his home in Odd Fellows Hall community.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a. m. Thursday at Bennett-May Funeral Home in Pulaski, with the Rev. Fred Rogers, pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Lynnville, officiating. Burial will be in Lynnwood Cemetery.
A native of Lafayette County, Missouri, he was the son of the late Herny Cary and Emily Wilcoxen Branch. He was educated in schools in Lafayette County and in St. Louis.
Mr. Branch was a salesman for Hamilton Brown Shoe Company of St. Louis for many years, and was twice elected to the Missouri State Legislature for 1904-8. He was editor of a newspaper of a newspaper. The Lexingtonian in Lexington County, Missouri, for a period of time before moving to Giles County in 1917.
After his return to Tennessee, he was employed by the Tennessee Agricultural Department from 1939 to 1949 and was stationed at Chattanooga during his term of office. He returned to Giles County in 1949 and engaged in farming. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Lynnville.
Mr. Branch was a lineal descendant of Pocahonatas, according to records that showed his grandfather's name appeared ninth of the line of descent in the book "Pocahontas and Descendants."
Mr. Branch is survived by his wife, Mrs. Estelle Adams Branch; two daughters, Mrs. A. C. Neal, Nashville, Miss Mary Lillian Branch, Los Angeles; two sons, Kearnes and C. G. Branch, Jr., Los Angeles, and one grandchild; two sisters, Mrs Martha Sparks, St. Louis and Miss Katherine Branch of Los Angeles.

BRANCH, Henry The Pulaski Citizen 2 Feb 1955

Funeral services for Henry Branch, 50, paint company representative, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Church of the Messiah, Episcopal, conducted by the Rev. William A. Jones, rector of the church. Burial will take place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mr. Branch died Friday afternoon at his home north of Pulaski, following a period of declining health.
A native of Lincoln, Neb., he was the son of the late Henry Branch and Bennita Wood Branch, who were residents of Giles County before moving to Nebraska. Mr. Branch and his family moved here about two years ago from Kansas City where he had been district manager for Singer Sewing Machine Company.
Mr. Branch was graduated from Culver Military Academy, Culver, Ind., and Princeton University, Princeton, N. J. He was a member of the Episcopal Church.
Mr. Branch is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bennita McKinney Branch; and two daughters, Misses Bennita Branch and Patricia Branch, all of Pulaski. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors in charge.

BRANCH, Joe The Pulaski Citizen 17 Dec 1958
Funeral services for Joe Branch, 80, Memphis resident and native Giles Countian, were held Wednesday, December 17, in Memphis with the burial in that city. Mr. Branch died at 9 o'clock Monday night, December 15, after a period of declining health.
Born and reared at Elkton, he was the son of the late John Branch and Ellen Hobbs Branch. He was a Methodist.
For a number of years, Mr. Branch was an insurance agent in Nashville, later moving to Memphis where he has made his home for several years.
Mr. Branch is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bobbie Roland Branch, also a former resident of the Elkton Community; one son, John M. Branch, a postal employee of the main Memphis Post Office; and one brother, Asa Branch of Pulaski.

BRANNAN, Mattie Bugg The Pulaski Citizen 30 Jul 1952
Mrs. Mattie Bugg Brannan, 103, native of Lynnville, died Monday morning, July 28, at her home in Morrilton, Ark., where she had resided since 1899.
Funeral rites and burial took place in that city on Tuesday afternoon.
Born in Lynnville on November 1, 1848, she was the youngest of ten children of the late Robert Malone Bugg and Martha Laird Bugg, pioneer residents of the county.
She was married on October 1, 1872 to Henry M. Brannan, a young merchant and Confederate veteran. The couple moved in 1899 to Morrilton where he died in 1923.
Mrs. Brannan is survived by three daughters, Misses Annie Patty and Elizabeth Brannan, Morrilton; one son, George Brannan, Morrilton; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Mrs Brannan was an aunt of Hatcher Grigsby and Mrs. W. L. Abernathy of Pulaski.

BRASHEARS, Ann Elizabeth Helton The Pulaski Citizen 25 Nov 1959

Funeral services for Mrs. Ann Elizabeth Helton Brashears, 65, were held at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Rock Springs Baptist Church of which she was a member. Rites were conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton and burial took place in Rose Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Brashears died at one o'clock Monday afternoon in Giles County Hospital.
Born February 20, 1894, in Giles County, she was the former Miss Ann Elizabeth Helton, daughter of the late Joe Helton and Lou Attkisson Helton. Her husband, Walter Brashears, died thirty-two years ago.
Mrs. Brashears is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Church, Pulaski, and Mrs. Allen Dickey, Wales; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Beck, Nashville, and Mrs. Susie Pryor, Lewisburg; and two brothers, A. B. Helton, Wales, and Will Helton, Texas. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

BRASHEARS, Kathleen Young The Pulaski Citizen 03 Jun 1953
Mrs. Kathleen Young Brashears, 40, died at 9 o'clock Wednesday night, June 3, at Giles County Hospital following a brief illness.
Funeral rites will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, with Virgil Bradford, minister of East Hill Church of Christ, conducting the services. Burial will take place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Born, December 5, 1912 in Giles County, she was the daughter of Mrs. Annie O'Neal Young of Pulaski and the late Henry Young. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
In additon to her mother, Mrs. Brashears is survived by her husband, Will T. Brashears; one son, Charles Brashears, and one grandchild, all o f Crescent View; two sisters, Mrs. Homer Story, Brick Church, and Mrs. Minnie Parsons, Pulaski; and two brothers, John M. Young and Henry B. Young, both of Pulaski. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

BRASHEARS, Thomas W. The Pulaski Citizen 10 Oct 1951
Funeral services for Staff Sgt. Thomas W. Brashears, 21, Giles County soldier fatally injured in an automobile accident 8 miles east of Urbana, Ill., Saturday night, will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Bennett May Funeral Home in Pulaski, Virgil Bradford, Church of Christ minister, and the Rev. Loyd Hickman, Baptist minister, will officiate and burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery in Pulaski.
Sgt. Brashears died at ten o'clock Sunday morning in a hospital near Urbana from injuries sustained in the wreck that occurred at 11:30 Saturday night.
The son of Mrs. Zana Florence Brashears of Pulaski and the late Tom Brashears, the young soldier was a native of Giles County. He attended Giles County High School and was a member of the football team and active in the sports program of the school. He quit school to volunteer for service in the Air Corps, and at the time of his death was stationed at Chanute Air Force Base, Champaign, Ill., where he had recently been transferred from a base in Texas.
Sgt. Brashears and another soldier were killed in the automobile accident while on a weekend pass from Chanute Field, relatives said.

BRAY, Mary Ann Williams The Pulaski Citizen 13 Jan 1954

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ann Williams Bray, 92, who died at 11:55 o'clock Thursday night, January 7, at her home in Lynnville after a brief illness were held at 10 o'clock Saturday morning at the residence. The Rev. Fred S. Rogers, pastor of the Lynnville Presbyterian Church, officiated, and burial took place in Lynnwood Cemetery. A lifelong resident of the Lynnville community and its oldest citizen, she was born August 27, 1861, the daughter of the late Carson Williams and Mary Jane Wells Williams. She was the oldest member of the Presbyterian Church, and was the widow of William Winn Bray, a former merchant of Lynnville. Mrs. Bray is survived by six daughters, Miss Nicie Bray, Miss Eula Bray and Mrs. L. S. Renfro, all of Lynnville, Mrs. W. H. Sienknecht of Knoxville, and Mrs. E. A. Rankin and Mrs. R. V. Hill, both of Birmingham, Ala.; and two brothers, Emmett Williams, Nashville, and John Williams, Culleoka.

BRAZIER, James The Pulaski Citizen 23 Jul 1952
James Brazier, 45, Lawrenceburg, was fatally injured in an automobile accident about four miles south of Pulaski on Highway 31 late Friday afternoon. He suffered a skull fracture and died about an hour after being conveyed to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, after treatment at Giles County Hospital.
The body of Brazier was taken to his home near Lawrenceburg Friday night.
Mr. Brazier, a farmer of near Deerfield, was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brazier. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Grace Gobbell Brazier; a daughter, Miss Sybil Brazier; three sons, Paul, Olen and Charles Brazier, all of Lawrence County; five brothers, Lavern, McKinley, Eugene, J. W., and Wilburn Brazier; and two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Hollis and Mrs. Madge Jacobs.

BRAZIER, John Henry The Pulaski Citizen 2 Jul 1952
Funeral services for John Henry Brazier, 27, Giles Countian who died Saturday at his home in Derry, N. M., were held at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Prospect Methodist Church by the Rev. Elwood Denson, pastor. Burial was in the Prospect Cemetery.
Mr. Brazier died from an accidental discharge of a gun that occurred when he was getting into his truck to return to some work on the irrigation system at his farm that had been interrupted by a trip to the nearby residence according to relatives.
A native of Giles County, he was the son of Mrs. Mary Gilbert Brazier and the late James H. Brazier. He was a veteran of World War II, having served overseas in the Navy. At the time of his death, he was a farmer and merchant at Derry.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Hibler Brazier, and a daughter, Miss Mary Alice Brazier, of Derry; a sister, Miss Martha Brazier, and a brother, Carey Brazier, both of the Prospect community.

BRAZIER, John Rhea The Pulaski Citizen 28 Dec 1955
Funeral services for John Rhea Brazier, 64, Ardmore carpenter, will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at Ardmore Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. M. O. Blackwelder, pastor of the church. Burial will take place in Elkton Cemetery.
Mr. Brazier died at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday morning, December 28, at his home at Ardmore after a long illness.

Born in Lincoln County, he was the son of the late Newton Brazier and Sallie Rhea Brazier, but had lived in Giles County the greater part of his life. He had made his home at Ardmore for the past six years.
Mr. Brazier is survived by his second wife, Mrs. Nina Gilliam Brazier; four daughters, Mrs. Jessie Owens, Springfield, Mo., Mrs. Mary Dell Moore and Mrs. Melvin Smith, both of Baileyton, Ala., and Miss Elise Brazier, Enterprise, Ala.; one son, John Bob Brazier, Ardmore; several grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Mattie Strain, Athens, Ala., and Mrs. Alma Chambers, of the Vinta Community. Wilson Carter and Company, morticians in charge.

BREEDING, Leslie (Buck) The Pulaski Citizen 08 Jan 1958
Funeral services for Leslie (Buck) Breeding, 34, who died on December 24, at his home in the Goodspring section, were held at 2 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, Christmas Day, at Minor Hill Baptist Church. Rites were conducted by the Rev. Haynes Brinkley, Baptist minister and burial took place in Minor Hill Cemetery. He had been in declining health due to a heart ailment.
Born August 22, 1923, in Giles County, he was the son of Irving Breeding and Rachel Wood Breeding, and was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, the survivors include three brothers, Douglas and Bill Breeding of Goodspring, and Frank Breeding of Nashville; and three sisters, Mrs. Allene O'Neal, Columbus, Ga., Mrs. Inez Jones and Miss Joyce Breeding of Nashville. Wilson T. Carter and Company, Morticians in charge.

BREWER, Donald Lee The Pulaski Citizen 11 Jul 1951
Funeral services for Donald Lee Brewer, four-day old son of Mr. and Mrs. John William Brewer, who died in Vanderbilt Hospital, were held Saturday at Shores Church of Christ, with Brown Foster officiating.
The family lives in the Nineteenth Civil District.

BRITTON, J. Leon (Jack) The Pulaski Citizen 13 May 1959
Funeral services for J. Leon (Jack) Britton, 51, proprietor of the Southland Roller Rink in Chattanooga, were held at National Funeral Home in that city with burial in White Garden Cemetery. He died at 4 o'clock Thursday morning of a heart attack.
Born June 15, 1907, in Moulton, Ala., he attended public school at Woodlawn School in Giles County. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Britton of Minor Hill.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Britton is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Cobb Britton; one daughter, Debra May Estelle Britton; and one sister, Mrs. Kenneth Montgomery, Minor Hill.

BRINKLEY, Carl Peck The Pulaski Citizen 19 Oct 1955
Word has been received here of the death of Carl Peck Brinkley, a former Martin College student. Mr. Brinkley was killed in an automobile accident near his home at Whitehouse, Tenn. He was enroute from Hartsville to Whitehouse, and was accompanied by another man who was also reported killed. Mr. Brinkley was a member of the 1950 class of Martin College and was a student at Peabody College.

BRITTON, Margaret Edna Ann Beard The Pulaski Citizen 13 Jan 1954
Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Edna Ann Britton, 68, were held at 11 o'clock Sunday morning at New Zion Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Malcolm White with burial in the church cemetery.
She died at 11 o'clock Saturday morning at Giles County Hospital following a three weeks illness.
Born March 5, 1888 in the county, she was the daughter of the late John M. Beard and Rhoda Lanier Beard. Her husband, Bill Britton, died several years ago.
Mrs. Britton, a resident of the Friendship community, is survived by one son, John Britton, with whom she lived; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Dud McCanless and Mrs. Carl Russell, Friendship; two brothers, ___________ Beard, Friendship; two half-sisters, Mrs. J. W. Cox, Diana, and Mrs. Joe Gaines, Friendship; and one half brother, Wilton Beard, Bunker Hill. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

BROADWAY, Hattie Grant The Pulaski Citizen 8 Apr 1959
Mrs. Hattie Grant Broadway, 68, native of Giles County, died at her home in Huntsville, Ala., on Tuesday, March 24, after a six weeks illness. Funeral services, were held the following Wednesday with the burial in that city. She was a Baptist.
Daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Tobe Grant, she was the wife of John Broadway who survives. Other survives include four children and nine grandchildren; and three brothers, J. Luther Grant, Santa Ana, Calif., Alonzo Grant and Buford Grant, Pulaski.

BROCK, Leslie Green The Pulaski Citizen 17 Jun 1959
Graveside services for Leslie Green Brock, 67, farmer of Elkmont, Ala., were held at 3:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Scrouge Cemetery in Limestone County, Ala. Mr. Brock was found dead of a heart attack Monday morning at his home.
Mrs. Brock is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lena Smith Brock; three sons, Alton Brock, Ardmore, Johnny Brock and Jimmy Brock, Arkansas; two daughters, Mrs. Geraldine McKnight, Ardmore, and Mrs. Mary Smothers, Martin, Tenn.; 22 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; four brothers, Herman Brock, Oklahoma, James Brock, Missouri, Milton Brock, California, Bunyan Brock, Limestone County, Ala.; and three sisters, Mrs. Ida King and Mrs. Ada Brown, both of Limestone County, Ala., and Mrs. Etta Holder, Oklahoma. Bennett-May and Company in charge.

BROCK, Ola Myrtle Holt The Pulaski Citizen 29 Aug 1956
Funeral services for Mrs. Ola Myrtle Holt Brock, 75, Pulaski resident, were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Pleasant Hill Methodist Church, near Elkton. Rites were conducted by the Rev. Mitchell Sawyer, pastor of the church, and burial took place in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Brock died at 8:50 o'clock Sunday night at Giles County Hospital after a long period of declining health.
Born April 19, 1881, in the Ardmore section, she was the daughter of the late Lonnie Holt and Jennie Naves Holt, and was a member of the Pleasant Hill Methodist Church.

Mrs. Brock is survived by her husband, Clint Brock; two daughters, Mrs. William Fogg, Toney, Ala., and Mrs. Ralph Balch, Capshaw, Ala.; twelve grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren; and five half-brothers, Jesse Holt, Ardmore, Raymond Holt, Elkmont, Ala., Kelly Holt, Memphis, and Hubert Holt, Lucedale, Miss., and Leon Holt, Pulaski. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

BROCK, Zebbie Dee The Pulaski Citizen 10 Sep 1958
Zebbie Dee Brock, 74, retired farmer of Elkton, died at 6:30 o'clock Thursday night, September 4, at his home after an extended illness. Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Bethel Methodist Church in Limestone County, Ala., of which he was a member. Rites were conducted by the Rev. G. M. Bynum, of Decatur, Ala., and burial took place in Gatlin Cemetery in Limestone County.
He was born January17, 1884, in Limestone County.
Mr. Brock is survived by his wife, Mrs. Vola Smith Brock; three daughters, Mrs. Harold Blackwell and Mrs. Brooksie Mitchell, both of Limestone County, Ala., and Mrs. Walter Traylor, Smyrna, Ga.; two sons, Milan Brock, Hazel Green, Ala., and Charles Brock, Athens, Ala.; nineteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Elzie Franklin, Blanche in Lincoln County, and Mrs. Virgie Mealer, Limestone County, Ala.; and four brothers, Odie Brock, Huntsville, Ala., Tommy Brock, Waxahachie, Texas, Clint Brock, Pulaski, and Fred Brock, Limestone County, Ala.

BROECKER, Mary Blake The Pulaski Citizen 30 Oct 1957
Funeral services for Mrs. O. E. Broecker, 85, Pulaski resident, were held at 10:30 o'clock Monday morning in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by Dr. Bruce Strother and Dr. William H. Mansfield, Methodist pastors, and the Rev. George Regas, Episcopal minister. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery in Pulaski.
Mrs. Broecker died at 8 o'clock Saturday night, October 26, at Giles County Hospital after several weeks illness.
Born and reared in Fayetteville, she was the former Mary Blake, daughter of the late Dr. George W. Blake, and Eliza Hansell McCord Blake. She was graduated from George Peabody College in Nashville, Columbia University, New York City, and studied at the Sorbonne in Paris. She and her husband, C. Otto Broecker, lived in Milwaukee, Wis., several years. He died in 1930. While a resident of Milwaukee, Mrs. Broecker was active in civic affairs.
Later, Mrs. Broecker lived in Pulaski, and at Monteagle where she had a summer cottage, and at Fort Myers, Fla., where she spent her winters.
Mrs. Broecker is survived by one sister, Mrs. Edward E. Eslick, Pulaski. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

BROOKS, Arthur The Pulaski Citizen 6 Jun 1956
Arthur Brooks, 62, retired railroad man and a native of Giles County, died at his home in Los Angeles, Calif., on Sunday, May 27.

Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, June 2, at McDonald Funeral Home in Athens, Ala., and burial took place in Chestnut Grove Cemetery in Giles County with the Rev. W. C. Moorehead, pastor of Chestnut Grove Methodist Church, conducting the graveside services.
Born and reared in Giles County, he was the son of the late Burl and Nancy Morgan Brooks.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Berzett, Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. Mildred Gilliam, Nashville; three sisters, Mrs. Lila Davis, Mrs. Sandlin Womack and Mrs. John Huber, all of Athens, Ala.; and two brothers, Mike Brooks, Athens, Ala., and Ewing Brooks, Miami, Fla.

BROOKS, Lena Powell The Pulaski Citizen 26 Sep 1951
Funeral Services for Mrs. Lena Powell Brooks, 62, who died Thursday morning September 20 at her home near Minor Hill, were held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Baptist Church, with the Rev. Roy West, Methodist minister, officiating. Burial took place in the Minor Hill Cemetery.
Born November 13, 1888 in Alabama, she was the daughter of the late Robert Powell and Elida Griggs Powell. Her husband, Edgar Brooks, died October 13, 1939.
Mrs. Brooks is survived by one daughter, Mrs. John W. Bell, Pulaski; one son, Atha Brooks, Minor Hill; one step daughter Mrs. Ozro Davis, Oak Grove; two step sons , Floyd Brooks, Rockwood, and Oakley Brooks, Minor Hill; four grandchildren and four step grandchildren; and one brother, A. W. Powell, in California.

BROOKS, Lula M. Tenery The Pulaski Citizen 28 Nov 1956
Funeral services for Mrs Lula M. Tenery Brooks, 81, native Giles Countian, who died on October 16 at a Nashville hospital, were held at the home in Nashville, 1207 McGavock Pike. Rites were conducted by the Rev. Harris Stephens, Baptist minister, and burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery in Pulaski.
The daughter of the late John Tenery and Lizzie Sam Gilliam Tenery, she was the widow of Lee Brooks, former merchant of the Bryson section. In later years the Brooks family moved to Nashville.
Mrs. Brooks, a member of the Baptist Church, is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Sims McAnn, Nashville; two grandchildren, Mrs. Lawrence Leftwich, Nashville, and Billy Brooks McAnn, California; two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Lola Paysinger, Nashville.

BROOKS, Matthew Franklin The Pulaski Citizen 11 Jun 1952
Funeral services for Matthew Franklin Brooks, 76, father of B. B. Brooks of Pulaski, were held in Athens, Ala., at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning at the Market Street Church of Christ. conducted by Bennie Lee Fudge, minister. Burial took place in the Athens City Cemetery.
Mr. Brooks died at 6:50 o'clock Sunday evening at his home in that city, following a period of declining health.

Mr. Brooks is survived by his wife, Mrs. Katherine Bates Brooks; two daughters, Mrs. B. C. Brackeen, Athens, and Mrs. Icie Gardner, Lindsey, Okla.; two sons, Bryan B. Brooks, Pulaski, and Harry P. Brooks, Huntsville, Ala.; several grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Miller Boyd, Athens; and three brothers, Ben Brooks, Walter Brooks, and James Brooks.

BROWN, Albert Edward The Pulaski Citizen 7 May 1958
Funeral services for Albert Edward Brown, 43, were held at 2 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, April 30, in Jackson Funeral Home at White Bluff, Tenn., with burial in the family cemetery.
Mr. Brown died on April 26 in Washington Hospital at Fayetteville, Ark., from injuries sustained in a tractor accident at Prairie Grove, Ark.
A native of Dickson County, Tenn., he was the son of the late Samuel Brown and Emma Ashworth Brown.
Mrs. Brown is survived by two sons, Charles and Pete Brown; and two daughters, Misses Faye and Louise Brown; all of Oklahoma City, Okla.; one sister, Mary Forsythe, Pulaski; and four half-brothers, Charlie Brown, Pulaski, John R. Brown, Corcoran, Calif.; G. W. Brown, Stevensville, Mich., and Jackie Samuel Brown Lee, U. S. Navy, based at San Francisco, Calif.

BROWN, Eloise Tungette The Pulaski Citizen 26 Mar 1958
Funeral services for Mrs. Eloise Tungette Brown, 93, widow of Coley H. Brown, will be held at 11 o'clock Friday morning in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home with rites conducted by Dr. W. Bruce Strother and Dr. William H. Mansfield, pastors of First Methodist Church. Burial will take place in the family lot in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mrs. Brown who had been in declining health, died at 4 o'clock Thursday morning, March 27, at her home, Brown Farms, at Conway.
Born July 7, 1864, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late William Tungette and Harriett Pentecost Tungette, members of prominent families of the county. She was a member of First Methodist Church. Entering Martin College as a child, she attended the same school until her graduation. Her husband, Coley H. Brown, died in 1940.
Mrs. Brown is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Hill Turner, Brown Farms, and Mrs. Anglin White, Birmingham, Ala.; two grandchildren and one great-grandson. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors in charge.

BROWN, Emmaline Jett The Pulaski Citizen 29 Dec 1950
Funeral services for Mrs. Emmaline Jett Brown, 78, who died at 5:30 o'clock on Monday morning, December 25, at Austin Hewitt Home after several weeks illness, were held at one o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home. Rites were conducted by Dr. J. Clark Hensley, pastor of the First Baptist Church, and burial took place in Lynnwood Cemetery.
She was born October 23, 1872, in Giles County, and was the daughter of the late Giles J. Jett and Mary Jane Perry Jett. Mrs. Brown, a member of the Baptist Church, had lived at the Hewitt House for the past sixteen years.
Mrs. Brown is survived by one sister, Mrs. M. P. Hargrove, Triune; and one brother, Oscar Jett, Nashville. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.


BROWN, Floyd M. The Pulaski Citizen 22 Jan 1958
Funeral services for Floyd Miles Brown, 70, bachelor of Ardmore, formerly of Bryson, were held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Bethany Presbyterian Church of which he was a deacon. Burial took place in the Bethany Cemetery, with the Rev. Donald White, pastor of the church, and the Rev. E. M. Trammell, pastor of Ardmore Methodist Church, officiating. Mr. Brown died at 11 o'clock Friday morning, January 17, at the home of a sister at Ardmore, after a long illness.
Born December 26, 1887, in Giles County, he was the son of the late William A. Brown and Ida Rowe Brown.
Mr. Brown is survived by two sisters, Mrs. W. S. Mims and Miss Mattie Mae Brown, both of Ardmore. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

BROWN, Frank Lebon The Pulaski Citizen 03 Jun 1959
Frank Lebon Brown, 71, formerly county register of Giles County, died Monday morning in Giles County Hospital after an illness of two years.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bennett May Funeral Home in Pulaski. The Rev. S. Wallace Carr, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, and David East, Church of Christ minister, officiated, and burial was in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mr. Brown was a native of Giles County, son of the late Newton R. and Mamie Newbill Brown. He was educated at Abernathy preparatory school and Castle Heights Military Academy.
He served as deputy county register under his father and later Herbert Evans from 1919 to 1922.
Mr. Brown was a Veteran of World War I, a charter member of Post 60 American Legion. He was an honorary member of the Pulaski Civitan Club, and a member of First Presbyterian Church.
His wife, Mrs. Lucille Wood Brown, survives.

BROWN, Irvin Robert The Pulaski Citizen 03 Jun 1953
Funeral services for Irvin Robert Brown, 74, retired farmer of the Bethesday community, were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Bethesda Methodist Church.
Mr. Brown died at 10:15 o'clock Monday night at the home of his sister, Mrs. Mahlon Hardy, after an extended illness.
Born October 10, 1878, in the Bethesda section, he was the son of the late Davis Brown and Martha Ellen Tenery Brown. He was a member of Bethesda Methodist Church.
Mr. Brown, a single man, is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Hardy, Mrs. J. T. Dunnavant, Pulaski, and Mrs. W. F. Cole, Nashville; and three brothers, Tom K. Brown, Glendale, Ed Brown, Detroit, Mich., and Carl Brown, Louisville, Ky. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

BROWN, Julius May The Pulaski Citizen 20 Aug 1952
Funeral services for Julius May Brown, 44, farmer of the Prospect community, were held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Prospect Methodist Church. Rites were conducted by the Rev. Troy Bunch of Clifton, former pastor of the church, and the Rev. Elwood Denson, pastor of the church, and burial took place in the Prospect Cemetery.

Mr. Brown died at 11 o'clock Sunday morning, August 17, at Limestone County Hospital in Athens, Ala., after a long illness.
A lifelong resident of the county, he was born October 6, 1907, the son of Shelly Brown and Gracie Tate Brown of the Prospect community. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Brown is survived by his wife, Mrs. Allie Hardiman Brown; one sister, Mrs. A. L. Fogg, Rockwood in the county; and one brother, William Brown, Prospect.
Pulaski Funeral Home, Funeral Directors.

BROWN, J. Tully The Pulaski Citizen 28 Nov 1951
J. Tully Brown, 66, cashier of the Ardmore Bank and a leading Giles County citizen, died unexpectedly of a heart attack Wednesday night about eleven o'clock at his home in Ardmore.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Friday afternoon at the Ardmore Methodist Church and burial will take place in Maplewood Cemetery in Pulaski.
Mr. Brown was born in the Bryson community of Giles County and was the son of the late W. A. Brown and Ida Rowe Brown. He had been a cashier of the Ardmore Bank since it was established in 1917 and prior to that he was connected with the Alex Austin mercantile business at Elkton and later at Ardmore. He was active in civic and church affairs of the county, having been a member of the Ardmore Methodist Church and a member of the board of stewards.
His wife, Mrs. Nancy Cannon Brown, died October, 3, 1950, and their son, Lt. David Brown, was killed in action in World War II shortly before his mother's death.
Mr. Brown is survived by another son, Lt. Col. Harold R. Brown of Rapid City, Iowa; three sisters, Mrs. W. S. Mims and Miss Hattie Mae Brown, both of Ardmore and Mrs. Joe Mansfield of Blanche; a brother, Floyd Brown of Ardmore; and three grandchildren.

BROWN, Kate The Pulaski Citizen 2 Dec 1953
Funeral services for Miss Kate Brown, 82, daughter of the late Dr. Owen Brown, prominent physician of Lynnville, were held at 10:30 o'clock Thursday morning in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home in Pulaski. Rites were conducted by the Rev. Fred Rogers, pastor of the Buford Memorial Presbyterian Church, and burial took place in the family lot in Maplewood Cemetery.
Born in Lynnville on November 17, 1871, she was the daughter of Dr. Brown and Mrs. Elizabeth Buford Brown. Her entire residence had been spent at Lynnville except for a brief residence in Florida. She was a member of Buford Memorial Presbyterian Church.
Miss Brown is survived y three sisters, Mrs. Allen Dickerson and Mrs. Hugh P. Rhea, both of Lynnville, and Mrs. Ed Buford, Lakeland, Fla. Bennett-May and Company, funeral directors in charge.

BROWN, Lemora Birdsong Lawrenceburg, Tennessee Democrat Union 29 May1953
Mrs. Lenora Birdsong Brown, age 73, died Tuesday morning at the Lawrence County Hospital of a cerebral hemorrhage; however, she had been in failing health for a number of years.
Funeral services will be held this (Thursday) afternoon at 3 o'clock at Freemon Funeral Home with E. O. Coffman officiating and burial will be in Mimosa Cemetery.

Mrs. Brown, a daughter of the late J. H. Birdsong, and the widow of H. E. (Pick) Brown, former city policeman, is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.
Freemon Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

BROWN, Nancy Cannon The Pulaski Citizen 4 Oct 1950
Mrs. Nancy Cannon Brown, 54, died suddenly late Tuesday afternoon, October 3, at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, following an operation performed earlier in the day.
Funeral rites will be held at 10 o'clock Thursday morning at the Ardmore Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. S. Laws Park, pastor of the church. Burial will take place in Maplewood Cemetery in Pulaski.
Born July 9, 1896, and reared in the Lynnville community, she was the daughter of the late A. O. Cannon and Nannie West Cannon. She was an active member of the Ardmore Methodist Church and its missionary society. She served as a clerk in the Ardmore Bank in which her husband was cashier.
In additon to her husband, Mrs. Brown is survived by one son, Major Harold Brown, U. S. Army Corps, Rapid City, S. D.; two grandchildren; and six sisters, Mrs. Allen Matthews, Columbia, Mrs. T. H. Briggs, Tulsa, Okla., Mrs. D. H. Weldon, Lavonia, Ga., Mrs. N. H. Matthews and Mrs. A. C. Dorris, both of Old Hickory, and Mrs. John A. Ward, Mexico City, Mex.
A son, David Brown, lost his life during World War II.


BROWN, Mrs R. P. The Pulaski Citizen 21 May 1952
Funeral services for Mrs. R. P. Brown, who died at her home in Kingston, Tenn., Thursday, after a long illness, were held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Baptist Church at Kingston. Burial took place in that city.
A daughter, Mrs. Clyde Young of Pulaski, survives.
Other survivors include three daughters and one son, all of Kingston.

BROWN, Tom K. The Pulaski Citizen 23 Dec 1964
Funeral services for Tom K. Brown, 84, retired Eight District farmer, were held at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning in the chapel of Bennett May Funeral Home, with the rites conducted by the Re. J. T. Parsons, the Rev. Cullen T. Carter, and the Rev. Gerald Hattie, pastor of Rehoboth Methodist Church. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery. Mr. Brown died Monday night December 21, in Giles County Hospital, after a period of declining health.
Born November 11, 1880, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Davis Brown and Martha Ellen Tinery Brown. His wife, Mrs. Daisy Abernathy Brown, died several years ago.
Mr. Brown is survived by two sons, Milton T. Brown and Wilson Brown; and one daughter, Mrs. Ellen Barber, all of Pulaski; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren; four sisters
Mrs. Mahlon Hardy, Mrs.. Jim Dunnavant, both of Pulaski, Mrs. Fred Cole and Mrs. Grace Price, both of Nashville; and two brothers, Edd Brown, West Palm Beach, Fla., and Carl Brown, Louisville, Ky. Bennett May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


BROWNING, Edna Ailene Emerson The Pulaski Citizen 18 Jul 1951
Funeral services for Mrs. Edna Ailene Emerson Browning, 44, Pulaski resident, who died at 12:50 o'clock Tuesday morning, July 17, at Mid-State Baptist Hospital in Nashville, were held at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the First Baptist Church in Pulaski. Dr. J. Clark Hensley, pastor of the church, officiated and burial took place in the family lot in Maplewood Cemetery.
She had been ill two weeks.
Born in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late W. R. Emerson and Mattie Emerson. She was a member of the Baptist Church.
Mrs. Browning is survived by her husband, Waldo Browning; two sisters, Mrs. O. K. Bryant, Pulaski, and Mrs. Pearl Rado, Leoma; and one brother, W. R. (Tony) Emerson, Leoma.

BROWNING, Lillie The Pulaski Citizen 26 May 1954
Funeral services for Miss Lillie Browning, 73, registered nurse of Pulaski, who died at 11 o'clock Thursday morning, May 27, in Lewisburg, were held at 4:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home. The Rev. Sam R. Dodson, Jr., pastor of the Methodist Church, officiated and burial took place in the family lot in Maplewood Cemetery.
Born in Giles County on January 15, 1881, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Henry Browning and Tennie Butler Browning and was educated in Pulaski schools. She received her professional training at Douglas Infirmary in Nashville. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
Miss Browning is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Bess Browning Bischoff Oliver, now a resident of Dallas, Texas, Mrs. Amos R. Young, Pulaski, and Mrs. Burt Hunter, Lewisburg, and Mrs. Ernest Denham, Williamsburg, Ky. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

BROWNING, Raymond The Pulaski Citizen 26 Aug 1953
Dr. Raymond Browning, 75, widely known evangelist of the South, died of a heart attack Friday night, August 21, at his home in Bethany Okla.
Funeral rites took place at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the First Church of the Nazarene in Bethany, with burial in that city. Dr. G. B. Williamson of Kansas City, general superintendent of the Church of the Nazarene, officiated.
Born at Aspen Hill in Giles County, he was the oldest son of the late Frank Browning and Nina Ray Browning. He attended Webb School during the days of famed "Old Swaney" Webb and also attended Emory University. For a time he taught at Emory University.
When he joined the Conference of the Methodist Church, South, he served as the evangelist for many years, traveling with his own evangelistic party. In the late 20's he united with the Church of the Nazarene, where he served both as pastor and evangelist. He was active in the work o f the church until his death. He was also a poet and a writer of sacred songs.
Dr. Browning is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mollie Browning; one son, David Browning, a missionary in British Honduras; and five daughters.

BROWNLOW, James Erskine The Pulaski Citizen 25 Jul 1951
James Erskine Brownlow, 71, well known farmer of the Third District, died at 10 o'clock Tuesday night, July 24, at his home at Stella, following several years of declining health.

Funeral rites will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Pleasant Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church, conducted by the Rev. Smith Cunningham of Murfreesboro, and the Rev. J. B. Burns, pastor. Burial will take place in the church cemetery.
A lifelong resident of the county, he was born April 4, 1880, the son of the late Sterling Brownlow and Elizabeth Paisley Brownlow. He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Brownlow is survived by his wife, Mrs. Hattie Reagin Brownlow; two daughters, Mrs. Leslie Kerr, Stella, and Mrs. Julius Gardner, Dayton, Ohio; one son, Sterling Brownlow, Stella; five grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Jim Forsythe, Murfreesboro; and three brothers, John M. Brownlow, Aspen Hill, Will Brownlow, Stella, and Leonard Brownlow, Ethridge. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

BROWNLOW, Rena Mae Petty The Pulaski Citizen 14 Nov 1956
Funeral services for Mrs. John M. Brownlow, 69, resident of Cedar Grove section, were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Cedar Grove Methodist Church of which she was a member. Rites were conducted by the Rev. James D. Bass, Jr., pastor of the church, and Dr. William H. Mansfield, associate pastor of First Methodist Church, and burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery. Mrs. Brownlow died at one o'clock Monday morning, November 12, at Giles County Hospital following a prolonged illness.
The former Miss Rena Mae Patty, she was born February 21, 1887, the daughter of Mrs. Helen Hanna Petty and the late John Petty.
Mrs. Brownlow in addition to her mother, is survived by her husband, John M. Brownlow; two sons, Roy P. Brownlow, Pulaski druggist, and Ben Brownlow, Pulaski lumber dealer; four daughters, Mrs. Dan Williams, Birmingham, Ala., Mrs. Leslie Clark, Mrs. Charles Solomon, Mrs. Andrews Birchett, all of Cedar Grove; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. David C. Neal, Tarpley; Mrs. Albert M. Harrison, Cedar Grove, and Mrs. Osteen Blassingame, Sarasota, Fla.; and three brothers, J. Elmer Petty, Pulaski, Edd T. Petty, Sr., Aspen Hill, and Earl Petty, Sarasota, Fla. A niece, Mrs. Ervin M. Braly was reared in the home.
Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

BRUCE, Alduren The Pulaski Citizen 14 Nov 1951
Funeral services for Alduren Bruce, 42, farmer of Minor Hill fatally injured late Friday afternoon when struck by an automobile on Highway 11 near Minor Hill were held at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Minor Hill Church of Christ by M. L. Norwood, Giles County Church of Christ minister. Burial was in Minor Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Bruce died enroute to Giles County Hospital from injuries received when he stepped from behind a truck into the path of an automobile driven by W. L. Helton of the Goodsprings community, according to Chief Deputy Hal Stewart, who, with Cpl. Noble Dycus and Patrolman James Chandler of the State Highway Patrol investigated the accident.
Bruce was said to have obtained a ride in the truck when he started to his home from Minor Hill, where he had been on business, and to have just dismounted from the vehicle in the vicinity of his home when the accident occurred.

Bruce is survived by his mother, Mrs. Myrtle Bruce, of near Minor Hill, and a brother, Harry Bruce of Pulaski.

BRUCE, Myrtle White The Pulaski Citizen 17 Dec 1958
Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle White Bruce, widow of John Bruce, were held at 10 o'clock Saturday morning at Pulaski Funeral Home, conducted by Tom Holland, Church of Christ minister. Burial took place in Minor Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Bruce died unexpectedly at 8:30 o'clock on Thursday night, December 11, at the home of her son, Harley Bruce in Nashville.
Born January 27, 1882, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Ransom White and Willie Ann Miles White, and was a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband died in 1946.
In addition to her son, Mrs. Bruce is survived by three grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Lum Davis, Pulaski. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge.

BRUNER, Mary Rouark The Pulaski Citizen 16 Feb 1955
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Rouark, 61, wife of R. E. Bruner, former principal of Jones High School at Lynnville for a number of years, were held at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning at the First Methodist Church in Centerville, where the family had made their homefor the past ten years. Burial took place in Mt. Garner Cemetery at Decherd.
Mrs. Bruner died Monday in St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville after a long illness.
Mrs. Bruner, the former Miss Mary Rouark, has taught school for a long time in towns throughout Middle Tennessee.
Mrs. Bruner is survived by her husband, R. E. Bruner, agricultural teacher in Hickman County High School; her mother Mrs. Frances Reed Rouark, Morgantown, N. C.; two daughters, Miss Margaret Bruner, Webster Groves, Mo., and Mrs. Nellie Weddington, Decatur, Ga.; one granddaughter; three sisters, Mrs. W. R. Talley, Bradenton, Fla., Mrs. B. L. McGinnis, Morgantown, N. C., and Mrs. W. L. McGinnis, Jacksonville, Fla.

BRUNSON, Robert Juan The Pulaski Citizen 19 Feb 1958
Funeral services for Robert Juan Brunson, 84, retired farmer of the Eighth District were held at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Earl Cantrell, pastor of Rehoboth Methodist Church. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mr. Brunson died Tuesday morning at the home after a period of declining health.
Born October 12, 1873, in Giles County, he was the son of Robert Jackson Brunson and Rosa Jane Poag Brunson, and was a member of Reboboth Methodist Church. His wife, Mrs. Ann Gladish Brunson, died June 11, 1946.
Mr. Brunson is survived by one daughter, Mrs. James Parsons; and three grandchildren, Miss Grace Parsons, Nolan Parsons and Steve Parsons, all of the home address. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

BUFORD, James Lawrence The Pulaski Citizen 22 Apr 1959

Funeral services for James Lawrence Buford, 76, retired L&N Railroad dispatcher, were held at 10:30 o'clock Saturday morning in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home. Burial took place in Lynnwood Cemetery.
Mr. Buford died Thursday night at his home in the Olivet Community following a long illness.
Born August 17, 1882, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Gilbert Taylor Buford and Elizabeth Watkins Buford. After retiring from the railroad, he became a livestock farmer. He was a Presbyterian and a Mason.
Surviving is one niece, Mrs. Jim Wiley, Palatka, Fla. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge.

BUGG, Monroe The Pulaski Citizen 24 Jun 1959
Monroe Bugg, one of the most prominent and highly respected Negro citizens of Pulaski died of a heart attack suffered in his place of business on West College Street early Tuesday evening.
Bugg, 53, who operated an electric appliance store in the Bellview section of Pulaski was considered one of the best electricians in this area, and had to his credit the installation of many of the county's larger electrical heating and air conditioning units.
Funeral services were incomplete Wednesday, the family awaiting word from two sons who are serving with the armed forces. Other survivors are his wife, three sons and three daughters.

BURNS, James Claude The Nashville Tennessean 27 Oct 1958
Shelbyville-James Claud Burns, 85, retired Shelbyville real estate dealer, died yesterday morning in Bedford County Hospital after a brief illness.
Services will be held at 2 p. m. today , at McFarlin Thompson Funeral Home. Jack Dunn and Herschel Patton will officiate. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery near Petersburg, Tennessee.
A native of Giles County, Tennessee, Mr. Burns had lived in Bedford County about 24 years.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Buleah Burns; two daughters, Mrs. Joy McNatt and Mrs. Edward O'Neal; three sons, Howard, Cannon and Sanford Burns, all of Shelbyville. Two step daughters, Mrs. Clayton McBride and Mrs. Jimmy Demonbreun, Shelbyville; a step son, Sanford Whitt, Tullahoma, Tenn.; 15 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.



BURTON, Claude Stockard The Pulaski Citizen 4 Jun 1958
Prayer services for Mrs. W. M. Burton of Nashville, 74, mother of Mrs. J. D. Coffman, Jr., of Pulaski, were held at Mimosa Cemetery at Lawrenceburg at 5 o'clock Sunday afternoon, following funeral services held in Nashville earlier in the afternoon.
Mrs. Burton, the former Miss Claude Stockard of Lawrenceburg, and widow of Dr. W. M. Burton of Nashville, died of a heart attack Friday morning at her home in Nashville.
In addition to Mrs. Coffman, Mrs. Burton is survived by one son, Wilson Price Burton, Nashville; another daughter, Mrs. Jane Morgan Schwabenton, Nashville; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren; and one brother, Gene Stockard of Lawrenceburg.

BRYANT, Elizabeth The Pulaski Citizen 23 Jan 1952
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Bryant, were held at Dellrose on January 6th, with burial in Dellrose Cemetery. Mrs. Bryant was 86 years old, and the widow of the late Andrew Bryant. She was a member of the Dellrose Baptist Church.
She is survived by two sons, Henry Bryant, Dellrose, and Will Bryant, Pisgah; three daughters, Mrs. Fannie Pogue, Dellrose, Mrs. Lois Tosh, Frankewing and Mrs. Mary Hodge, McMinnville; 56 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, 15 great great grandchildren.

BRYANT, O. B. R. The Pulaski Citizen 7 May 1952
Funeral services for O. B. R. Bryant, 77, farmer of the Prospect community, who died at 1:15 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at his home after several months illness, will be held at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Church of Christ at Pettusville, Ala. M. A. Creed, minister, will officiate and burial will take place in the Pettusville Cemetery.
The grandsons will serve as pall bearers.
Mr. Bryant, a member of the Church of Christ, was a native of the county, the son of the late Jack Bryant and Mattie Carpenter Bryant.
Mr. Bryant is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mattie Brown Bryant; one daughter, Mrs. Leon Wales, Prospect; four sons, Rupert Bryant, Peoria, Ill., Dewey Bryant, Veto, Ala., Louie Bryant, Albuequerque, N. M., and Richard Bryant, Prospect; twenty-one grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Sallie Hobbs, Veto, Ala.; and one brother, George Bryant, Veto, Ala. Wilson Carter and Company, Funeral Directors.

BRYANT, W. Earl The Pulaski Citizen 18 Oct 1950
W. Earl Bryant, 57, native Giles Countian, died of a heart attack on Thursday night, October 5, at a hospital in Panama City, Fla., following a weeks illness.
Funeral rites were held Saturday morning at the First Methodist Church in that city and burial took place at 2 o'clock on Sunday afternoon in Huntsville, Alabama.
A business man of Panama City for thirty years, he was born and reared in Giles County, the son of the late Jeff Bryant and Minerva Richardson Bryant. He was an active member of the First Methodist Church, having served as a steward for a number of years.
Mr. Bryant is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary D. Kelley Bryant; two daughters, Mrs. Paul Burton, Pensacola, Fla., and Mrs. Jerry Laws, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; two sons, W. E. Bryant, Jr., student at Troy, Ala., and Kelley Bryant, student at University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa; five grandchildren; and three sisters, Mrs. Will Dunivant, Pulaski, Mrs. J. P. Brents, Birmingham, Ala., and Mrs. D. M. Hicks, Aubudon, N. J.

BRYMER, James Richard The Pulaski Citizen 6 May 1959
Funeral services for James Richard Brymer, 40, local truck driver, will be held at 10 o'clock Friday morning at Pulaski Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. Gilbert E. Shaffer, minister of East Hill Church of Christ. Burial will take place in the Gatlin Cemetery near Ardmore. Mr. Brymer died at noon Wednesday at Giles County Hospital after a few days stay in the hospital.

Born June 6, 1918, in Giles County, he was the son of the late George Brymer and Molly Chumley Brymer.
Mr. Brymer is survived by his wife, Mrs. Inez Brymer; two sons, Horace and Norris Brymer; two daughters, Mary and Katherine Brymer, all of Pulaski; and two sisters, Mrs. Horace Moore, Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. Franklin Norman, Nashville. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge.

BUCHANAN, Adyne The Pulaski Citizen 22 Dec 1954
Funeral services for Miss Adyne Buchanan, 74, native of Giles County, were held at 11 o'clock Wednesday morning at First Methodist Church in Pulaski. Rites were conducted by Dr. W. H. Mansfield, pastor of First Methodist Church in Lawrenceburg, and the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister, and burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.

BUCHANAN, Lula Anderson The Pulaski Citizen 15 Aug 1956
Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Anderson, resident of Birmingham, Ala., for approximately 40 years, and a native of Giles County, were held at 11 o'clock Wednesday morning in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home. Rites were conducted by Dr. William H. Mansfield, her former pastor at Ensley Methodist Church in Birmingham, now associate pastor of First Methodist Church in Pulaski. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery. Mrs. Buchanan died suddenly about 5 o'clock Monday afternoon at her home at Fairview in Birmingham following a years declining health.
Born and reared in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Neil Anderson and Almanza Young Anderson, and had been a member of the Methodist Church since her girlhood. Her husband, Clarence Buchanan, also a native of Giles County, died in 1936.
Mrs. Buchanan is survived by two sisters, Miss Annie Anderson who made her home with her; and Mrs. Rainey Cobbs, Pulaski. Bennett-May and Company, funeral directors in charge.

BUCHANAN, Ida Mabel Moore The Pulaski Citizen 9 Dec 1953
Funeral services for Mrs. Walter Buchanan, 74, were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Cullen T. Carter and the Rev. Robert Stroud, Methodist ministers. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mrs. Buchanan died at noon Saturday at her home in the Lynnville section following an eighteen months' illness.
The former Ida Mabel Moore, she was born November 28, 1879 in Lawrence County, the daughter of the late W. J. Moore and Elizabeth Robinson Moore. She had been a member of Cedar Grove Methodist Church.
Mrs. Buchanan, who had lived in Giles County the past forty years, is survived by her husband, Walter Buchanan, retired farmer and merchant; one daughter, Mrs. James R. D. Williams, Tarpley; one son, Joe H. Buchanan, Nashville; and four grandchildren. Bennett-May and Company, funeral directors in charge.



BUCHANAN, Lida Mae Alexander The Pulaski Citizen 17 Jun 1959

Funeral services for Mrs. Lida Mae Alexander Buchanan, 77, native of Giles County, were held at 10:30 o'clock Monday morning at Lawrence Funeral Home in Lawrenceburg, conducted by the Rev. H. R. Allen. Burial took place in the family lot in John Lay Cemetery at Ethridge. Mrs. Buchanan died at 11 o'clock Saturday night, June 13, at Lawrence County Hospital after a lengthy illness.
For many years a resident of Ethridge, she was born at Campbellsville, the daughter of the late Turner Alexander and Morgan English Alexander. She was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Her husband, Frank Buchanan, died in 1946.
Mrs. Buchanan is survived by one son, Kenneth Buchanan, Summertown; four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

BUCHANAN, Sam The Pulaski Citizen 21 Jun 1950
Funeral services for Sam Buchanan, 75, Giles County resident for the past thirty years, who died at 7:45 o'clock on Tuesday morning, June 20, at a Nashville hospital, after several years declining health, were held at 2 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon at the Minor Hill Baptist Church. Rites were conducted by Dr. J. Clark Hensley, pastor of First Baptist Church in Pulaski, and burial took place in Mimosa Cemetery in Lawrenceburg.
A native of Lawrence County, he was the son of Demosthenes Buchanan, county judge of Lawrence County for two terms, and Mary Jane Quarles Buchanan.
Mr. Buchanan, a single man, was a retired farmer and the owner and operator of the Peach Milling Company for many years. He had been a member of the Baptist Church since childhood.
Mr. Buchanan is survived by one brother, Walter Buchanan, Lynnville; and following nephews and nieces: A. R. Buchanan, John Ed Buchanan, and Mrs. Harry Jones, Minor Hill; Joe H. Buchanan, Nashville; Mrs. James R. D. Williams, Jr. and Mrs. George Sanders, both of Pulaski; and Kenneth Buchanan, Ethridge.

BUCHANAN, Walter The Pulaski Citizen 10 Mar 1954
Funeral services for Walter Buchanan, 84, retired farmer of Giles County, will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mr. Buchanan died at 6 o'clock on Wednesday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. James R. D. Williams, following a long illness.
Mr. Buchanan, the last member of his immediate family, was born in Giles County and reared in Lawrence County, the son of the late Judge D. Buchanan and Mary Jane Quarles Buchanan. For a few years, Mr. Buchanan was engaged in the hardward business in Lawrenceburg. Thirty-eight years ago he moved to Giles County where he engaged in farming until his retirement. He was a member of the Baptist Church.
His wife, Mrs. Ida Moore Buchanan, died December 5, 1953.
In addition to his daughter, Mr. Buchanan is survived by one son, Joe H. Buchanan, Nashville; and four grandchildren. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

BUCHANAN, Willie Mack Crow The Pulaski Citizen 27 May 1959

Funeral services for Mrs. Elliott M. Buchanan, 80, native of Pulaski, were held at 3:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home. Rites were conducted by the Rev. John Lindenberger and Dr. W. Bruce Strother, with the burial in the family lot in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mrs. Buchanan died at 4 o'clock Saturday morning, May 23, in a Chattanooga hospital, after a few weeks illness.
The former Miss Willie Mack Crow, she was born October 2, 1878 in Pulaski, the daughter of the late Henry Clay Crow and Sarah Catherine Dickerson Crow. Her husband, Elliott M. Buchanan, a Chattanooga attorney, died in 1938.
Mrs. Buchanan was active in church and civic affairs; was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Daughters of the American Revolution and United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Mrs. Buchanan is survived by one brother, W. R. Crow, Pulaski businessman; one sister, Mrs. Ben D. Jackson, Memphis; and one nephew, Henry Ward Crow Hicks, Chicago, Ill.
Bennett-May and Company, in charge.

BUELL, Alice Bannister The Pulaski Citizen 25 Feb 1959
Graveside services for Mrs. Alice Bannister Buell, former resident of Pulaski, will be held at 3:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon in Maplewood Cemetery, with the Rev. Wallace Carr, officiating.
Mrs. Buell died on Tuesday night at her home in Birmingham, Ala., where she has resided for many years.
The former Miss Alice Bannister, she was the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Monroe Bannister and the granddaughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Rufus White of Giles County.
The survivors include one half-sister and two half-brothers.

BUGG, Lena Sparkman The Pulaski Citizen 5 Nov 1958
Graveside services for Mrs. Lena Sparkman Bugg, 87, former resident of Lynnville, were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the family lot in Lynnwood Cemetery. Mrs. Bugg, the last member of her immediate family, died at 1:15 o'clock Friday afternoon, October 31, at Newton Memorial Hospital in Winfield, Kans.
Born December 23, 1870, in Leiper's Fork Community in Maury County, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Colden Sparkman and Lucy Cummins Sparkman. Her husband, Seymour Bugg, died many years ago. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Mrs. Bugg is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Harry Pope, Arkansas City, Kans., Mrs. George R. Blake, Winfield, Kans., and Mrs. Homer H. Hackney, Jellico, Tenn.; two sons, Dr. Colden Bugg, Memphis, and W. Ernest Bugg, Washington, D. C.; twelve grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Bennett-May Funeral Home, Funeral Directors in charge.

BUIS, Mary Franks The Pulaski Citizen 24 Jan 1951
Mrs. Mary Franks Buis, sister of Mrs. C. B. Patterson of Pulaski, died suddenly of a heart attack at 10:30 o'clock Monday night, January 15, at the Baptist Hospital in Memphis after a year of declining health.

Funeral rites were held on Wednesday afternoon at First Methodist Church in Memphis and burial took place in that city.
Mrs. Buis is survived by her husband, F. L. Buis, Memphis businessman; two daughters, Miss Helen Buis and Mrs. Fay Richardson; one son, F. L. Buis, Jr.; two grandchildren and one great granddaughter, all of Memphis; two sisters, Mrs. Patterson, Pulaski and Mrs. E. B. Turner of Memphis.
Mrs. Buis, a devout member of the Methodist Church, has frequently visited relatives here.

BULL, Charles Edward The Pulaski Citizen 20 May 2001
Funeral services for Charles Edward Bull, 72, retired resident of Birmingham, Ala., were held at one o'clock Friday afternoon at Elkton Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Talmadge Clayton. Burial took place in the Elkton Cemetery. Mr. Bull died on Tuesday, May 12, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Leon W. Brannon in Birmingham.
A native of Elkton, he was the son of the late Charles O. Bull and Maude Beasley Bull.
Mr. Bull is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Brannon, Mrs. Sue Jones, Hollywood, Calif., and Mrs. Carolyn Mendelson, New York City; one son, Charles E. Bull, Jr., New Orleans, La.; four grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. W. P. Baugh, Decatur, Ala., Mrs. Marcella Walker, Dalhart, Texas, and Mrs. Henry Ragsdale, Fort Myers, Fla.; and one brother, John W. Bull, Tampa, Fla.

BUMPUS, William Holland The Pulaski Citizen 22 Jul 1959
Funeral services for William Holland Bumpus, 65, Pulaski traveling salesman for a pharmaceutical company, were held at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home. The Rev. Wallace Carr officiated and burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mr. Bumpus died of a heart attack Monday morning at a service station near Savannah, Tenn.
Born December 11, 1893, in Franklin, Ky., he was the son of the late Charles F. Bumpus and Velma Neely Bumpus. He had lived in Giles County eighteen years; was a registered pharmacist, a veteran of World War I, and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the American Legion.
Mr. Bumpus is survived by his wife, Mrs. Irene Burgess Bumpus; one sister, Mrs. Otis Hardiman, Nashville; and one nephew whom he reared, William F. Holt of Clarksville. Bennett-May and Company, in charge.

BURCH, Bernard Markham The Pulaski Citizen 13 Jul 1955
Bernard Markham Burch, 81, retired farmer of the Friendship section, died at 7:45 o'clock Monday night, July 11, at Giles County Hospital where he had been a patient the past three months.
Funeral rites were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, the Rev. Glenn Bonner and the Rev. Lloyd Hickman. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
A native of Giles County, he was born September 20, 1872, the son of Capt. Bernard M. Burch and Mary Mildred Black Burch. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
His first wife, Mrs. Ezella Kirkpatrick Burch, died many years ago.

Mr. Burch is survived by his second wife, Mrs. Leona Marks Burch; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Jean Christopher, Sylacauga, Ala. and Mrs. Julian Hughey, Friendship; one grandson; two sisters, Mrs. Walter Harwell, Frankewing and Mrs. Hawkins Cardin, Pulaski; three brothers, Roy Burch of Beech Hill, William Burch of Frankewing and Solon Burch of Waxahachie, Texas.

BURCH, Leona May Marks The Pulaski Citizen 17 Jun 1959
Funeral services for Mrs. Bernard M. Burch, 83, resident of the Friendship community, will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. J. T. Culbreath of Franklin, former pastor. Burial took place in the family lot in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mrs. Burch died at 10 o'clock Tuesday night, June 16, at her home after a long illness.
The former Miss Leona May Marks, she was the daughter of the late Lewis Harwell Marks and Leona Clark Marks. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Her husband, Bernard M. Burch, died approximately four years ago.
Mrs. Burch is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Julian Hughey, Friendship; one grandson, Jerry Hughey, Friendship; one brother, Myron Marks, Frankewing; two half-brothers, Kelly Marks and Adlay Marks, Beech Hill; and two half-sisters, Mrs. J. J. Godfrey and Miss Musie Marks, Beech Hill; and one step-daughter, Mrs. John Christopher, Sylacauga, Ala. Bennett-May and Company in charge.

BURCH, Mackie Cook The Pulaski Citizen 16 Mar 1956
Graveside services were held at noon Thursday, May 17, in Maplewood Cemetery in Pulaski for Mrs. Mackie Cook Burch, 88, native of the county, who died Tuesday at her home in Raymond, Miss. Dr. W. H. Mansfield, associate pastor of First Methodist Church, Pulaski, officiated.
Born and reared near Campbellsville, she was the daughter of the late Herald Cook and Delia Alexander Cook. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
The last member of her immediate family, Mrs. Burch is survived by her husband, Will Tom Burch, resident of Raymond for approximately thirty-five years; and one niece, Mrs. James Todd, Merced, Calif. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

BURGESS, Etta Clark The Pulaski Citizen 8 Aug 1956
Funeral services for Mrs. Clyde Burgess, 72, will be held at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Brick Church Presbyterian Church, conducted by the Rev. Glenn Bonner and the Rev. J. C. Elkins, Methodist ministers. Burial took place in the church cemetery. Mrs. Burgess died at 6 o'clock Wednesday evening at Giles County Hospital after a long period of declining health.
The former Miss Etta Clark, she was born in Giles County, the daughter of the late A. G. P. Clark and Frances Chiles Clark. She was a member of the Diana Methodist Church and was active in church and community affairs for many years.
Mrs. Burgess is survived by her husband, Clyde Burgess; one son, James Burgess, Florence, Ala.; two grandchildren.; and three sisters, Mrs. Jack Luzada, Corpus Christi, Texas, Mrs. Jack Parker, Shelbyville, and Mrs. Will Edd Fox, Lewisburg.

BURGESS, Lena Leonard The Pulaski Citizen 8 Oct 1958

Funeral services for Mrs. Lena Leonard Burgess, 88, Pulaski resident, were held at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday morning in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. John Lindenberger, pastor of Brick Church Presbyterian Church, assisted by the Rev. Wallace Carr, pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Pulaski. Burial took place in Brick Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Burgess died at 9:45 o'clock Monday night, October 6, at Giles County Hospital, after a period of declining health.
Born May 13, 1870, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Dr. John M. Leonard and Sina Hart Leonard. She was a member of the Brick Church Presbyterian Church.
Her husband, Lon B. Burgess died on Sunday, September 14, this year.
Mrs. Burgess is survived by two daughters, W. H. Bumpus, Pulaski, and Mrs. C. O. Mohr, Champaign, Ill.; one grandson, William F. Holt, Monroe, La.; and one brother, Leonard Hart, Brick Church. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge.

BURGESS, Lon B. The Pulaski Citizen 17 Sep 1958
Funeral services for Lon B. Burgess, 83, retired farmer of the Brick Church community, were held at 10:30 o'clock on Tuesday morning in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. John B. Lindenberger, pastor of Brick Church Presbyterian Church. Burial took place in the Brick Church Cemetery.
Mr. Burgess died unexpectedly of a heart attack at noon on Sunday, September 14, at Giles County Hospital.
A native of Giles County, he was born April 6, 1875, the son of the late James C. Burgess and Margaret King Young Burgess. He was an elder in the Brick Church Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Burgess is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lena Leonard Burgess; two daughters, Mrs. Holland Bumpass, Pulaski, and Mrs. C. O. Mohr, Champaign, Ill.; one grandson, William F. Holt, Monroe, La.; and one sisters, Mrs. Ollie Smith, Old Hickory, Tenn. Bennett-May, funeral directors in charge.

BURGESS, Sarah Owen Abernathy The Pulaski Citizen 11 Jan 1956
Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Owen Abernathy Burgess, 67, resident of the Brick Church community, were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Brick Church Presbyterian Church. Rites were conducted by the Rev. Fred S. Rogers, pastor of the church, and burial took place in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Burgess died at 8 o'clock Monday morning at the home after a long illness.
Born June 10, 1887, she was the daughter of the late Ethelbert Hardaway Abernathy and Nancy Elizabeth White Abernathy, and was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Burgess is survived by her husband, R. Dudley Burgess, former magistrate of Giles County; one son, Woodrow Burgess, Brick Church; one daughter, Mrs. William Barczi, Chicago, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. David E. Martin, Pulaski; and one brother, John White Abernathy, Brick Church. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

BURKS, Jody The Pulaski Citizen 1 Feb 1956

Jody Burks, 55, farmer of the Bodenham community, died at Giles County Hospital at 10:30 a. m. Tuesday of a head injury which officers said was from a self-inflicted wound from a 22-rifle shot.
Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at West Side Baptist Church by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister. Burial was in the West Side Cemetery with Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors in charge.
Relatives said Mr. Burks had been depressed because of a nervous condition for several weeks and that he was found lying wounded on the kitchen floor shortly after the family had finished breakfast.
He was rushed to the hospital where he died a few hours later.
A native of Giles County, Mr. Burks was the son of Mrs. Charlie Burks of the Bodenham community and the late Mr. Burks. He had been engaged in farming for the past several years.
In addition to his mother, other survivors are his wife, Mrs. Mary Pratt Burks; a daughter, Mary Anne Burks; a son, Lonnie Burks, both of Bodenham; a sister, Mrs. William Hutton, Pulaski; and two brothers, Willie Burks, Pulaski, and Sherman Burks, Bodenham.

BURKS, Mary Susan Pratt The Pulaski Citizen 3 Jun 1959
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Susan Pratt Burks, 52, widow of J. D. Burks, will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon in Second Street Church of Christ. Burial will take place in Westside Cemetery.
Mrs. Burks died at 8:45 o'clock Thursday morning, June 4, at a Nashville hospital after an extended illness.
A native of Giles County, she was the daughter of the late R. F. Pratt and Mary Susan Fry Pratt. Her husband died several years ago.
Mrs. Burks is survived by one son, Richard Lonnie Burks; one daughter, Miss Mary Ann
Burks; one grandson; all of Pulaski; one sister, Mrs. Jim Burdett, Lawrence County; and two brothers, Malcolm Pratt, Giles County, and Roy Pratt, Columbia.

BURNS, Robert Lee The Pulaski Citizen 23 Mar 1955
Funeral services are incomplete for Robert Lee Burns, 88, retired farmer of the Center Point community, who died about 3:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, March 23, at his home.
Services will be held at Bradshaw Baptist Church of which he is a member, and burial will take place in the church cemetery. The Rev. Lloyd L. Hickman, pastor of the church will officiate.
Born October 6, 1866 in Bedford County, he was the son of the late Nicholas Burns and Betsy Melson Burns. He lived most of his life in Giles County.
His first wife, Mrs. Lizzie Walls Burns, died forty-one years ago.
Mr. Burns, the last member of his immediate family, is survived by his second wife, Mrs. Ada Clift Burns; four daughters, Mrs. Maude Holley, who lived in his home, Mrs. John Posto and Mrs. James Bicknell, both of Louisville, Ky. and Mrs. Phil Deegan, Chicago, Ill.; and a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

BURROW, Marguerite Cameron The Pulaski Citizen 28 Oct 1959

Funeral services for Mrs. Marguerite Cameron Burrow, 49, resident of Mooresville Community, were held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at McDaniel Funeral Home in Cornersville with the burial in Lynnwood Cemetery. Mrs. Burrow died at 5 o'clock Wednesday morning, October 21, at Leonard Hospital in Lewisburg after a lengthy illness.
A native of Giles County, she was the daughter of Mrs. Blanche Tarpley Cameron of Columbia and the late James Elmer Cameron. Her husband, T. D. Burrow, died about two years ago.
Mrs. Burrow is survived by two sons, James D. Burrow and Freddie Burrow, Mooresville; wo sisters, Mrs. John Wooten, Pulaski and Mrs. Tom Harris, Columbia; and one brother, Robert Eugene Cameron, Lynnville.

BURT, Glenn Marshall The Pulaski Citizen 18 May 1955
Glenn Marshall Burt, 46, owner of Burt Furniture Store in Pulaski and civic leader in the community, died at 8 a. m. Saturday in Vanderbilt Hospital, after and illness of several weeks..
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Bennett-May Funeral Home by the Rev. Sam Dodson, pastor of First Methodist Church. Burial was in Maplewood in Pulaski. .
Mr. Burt was born in Columbus, Ga. and came to Pulaski in 1934 to establish a furniture store. With his brother, Buford H. Burt, he operated Burt and Duncan Furniture Store in Lewisburg and Johnson Furniture Company in Centerville.
He was a member of First Methodist Church and the Elks Lodge in Pulaski.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ann Thurman Burt; one son, Marshall Burt; his father, S. W. Burt of Nashville; one brother, Buford H. Burt of Columbia; three sisters, Mrs. Holton Lautzenheizer of Phoenix, Arizona, Mrs. Roy A. Bowers of Nashville, and Mrs. Cannon Johnson of Columbia.

BUTLER, Elizabeth Elder The Pulaski Citizen 28 Feb 1951
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Elder Butler, 74, widow of Walter N. Butler of Columbia, who died on Wednesday night, February 21, after a brief illness, were held at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at Oakes and Nichols Funeral Home in Columbia. Rites were conducted by the Rev. M. C. Patterson and burial took place in Rose Hill Cemetery at Columbia.
A daughter of the late George W. Elder and Nancy Abernathy Elder, she was born in Giles County, and was married to Walter N. Butler, also a native of Giles County. Mr. Butler was a prominent flour and grain dealer in Columbia for many years. died in 1943.
Mrs. Butler is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Foster, Mrs. Mary Butler Jackson, and Miss Ruby Butler, all of Columbia, Mrs. Margaret Berry, Chicago, Ill., and Mrs. Georgia Legner, Springfield, Ill.; two sons, Thomas Reese Butler, Columbia and W. N. Butler, Jr., Carter's Creek, Maury County; and two sisters, Mrs. Joe Patterson, Jr., (her twin), and Mrs. Raymond P. Braly, both of Pulaski.

BUTLER, John Jerome Dennis The Pulaski Citizen 7 Jul 1954
John Jerome Dennis Butler, 89, retired merchant and farmer of Aspen Hill, died at 5:10 o'clock Thursday afternoon, July 1 at his home, following a long period of declining health.

Funeral rites were held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. N. O. Allen, pastor of the Aspen Hill Methodist Church, of which he was a lifelong member. Burial took place in the family lot in Maplewood Cemetery.
Born August 3, 1864, in Aspen Hill, he was the son of the late Dr. Jerome Pillow Butler and Sarah Hamner Scruggs Butler, members of pioneer families of Giles County.
Mr. Butler's first wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Bunch Butler, died many years ago.
Mr. Butler, the last member of his immediate family, is survived by his second wife, Mrs. Wessie Herbert Butler; one daughter, Mrs. Sam L. Mann, Watsonville, Calif.; two sons by his first wife, Frank Butler and Grady Butler, both of Los Angeles, Calif.; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

BUTLER, Mary Tarvis The Pulaski Citizen 15 Dec 1954
Miss Mary Tarvis Butler, 88, native Giles Countian, died Saturday night at her home in Howe, Texas.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon in the Church of Christ, conducted by Johnnie Jackson, minister of the Church of Christ of Pottsboro, Texas, and burial took place in Van Alotyne Cemetery.
Born in Giles County on May 11, 1866, she had lived in Texas the greater part of her life.
Miss Butler is survived by two sisters, Miss Lela Butler and Miss Pearl Butler, both of Howe, Texas; two brothers, L. J. Butler, Howe, and J. I. Butler, Whitesboro, Texas; two nieces, Mrs. Tully Johnson and Mrs. Eleanor Tucker; and two nephews, W. C. Butler and J. M. Butler, all of Giles County.

BUTLER, Maude The Pulaski Citizen 24 Aug 1955
Funeral services for Mrs. Maude Butler, 76, were held Thursday at Cool Spring Church of Christ with burial in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Butler died Wednesday on West Woodring Street in Pulaski where she had been making her home, after a long illness.
A native of Giles County, she was born April 3, 1879, and was the last member of her immediate family. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

BUTLER, Tom W. The Pulaski Citizen 10 Dec 1958
Tom W. Butler, 46, former resident of Pulaski, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at 9:30 o'clock Saturday morning, December 6, at the home of his sister, Mrs. Crawford Sprigg in New York City. Graveside services are tentatively set for Saturday at the family lot in Maplewood Cemetery.
Born and reared in Pulaski, he was the son of the late Clarence Butler, Sr., and Etta McLauring Butler.
In addition to Mrs. Spriggs, Mr. Butler is survived by another sister, Miss Virginia Butler, Miami, Fla.; and one brother, George McLaurine Butler, Nashville.

BUTLER, Wessie Herbert The Pulaski Citizen 19 Aug 1959

Funeral services for Mrs. Wessie Herbert Butler, 80, a member of a prominent Giles County family, will be held Saturday, August 22, at 2 p. m. at Bennett-May Funeral Home in Pulaski. The Rev. Chester A. Stephens, pastor of Cedar Grove Methodist Church will officiate, and burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery in Pulaski.
The body will arrive in Pulaski on the noon train Thursday. Mrs. Butler died Thursday night, August 13, in Watsonville, Calif., where she had resided for the past ten years.
A native of Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Robert N. and Kittie Rogers Herbert. Active in church and civic affairs, she was a member of the Methodist Church and was connected with the school system in Giles County for many years, having served as principal of the Pulaski Elementary School for 24 years. She retired in 1947, and went to California in the fall of 1954 to make her home.
She was the widow of the late John J. Butler, who was a merchant and farmer of the Aspen Hill community. Mr. Butler died July first, 1954.
Mrs. Butler is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Sam L. Mann, Watsonville, Calif.; five grandchildren; two step-sons, Frank Butler, Los Angeles, Calif. and Grady Butler, North Hollywood, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. James S. Draper, Nashville, Mrs. Clayborn H. Beasley, San Francisco, Calif.; and two brothers, Dr. Rogers N. Herbert of Nashville and Haynes T. Herbert, Dallas, Texas.


BUTNER, Paul Levern The Pulaski Citizen 18 Feb 1959
BUTNER, Mary Louise Mericle
A/3c Levern Butner, a former Giles Countian, and his wife, Mary Louise Mericle Butner, who were residing at Bartow, Fla., were killed instantly February 5 when a train hit their automobile at El Paso, Texas, Thursday, Feb. 5.
Joint funeral services were held at First Baptist Church at Bartow with Rev. J. W. Sioble, Miami, officiating, assisted by the Rev. George H. Liner and Dr. J. Harvey Saunders. Interment was in Wildwood Cemetery in that city.
Airman Butner, 22, was stationed at Biggs Air Force Base, Texas. A 1955 graduate of Summerlin Institute, he was president of the DCT Club during his senior year. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. The family, who formerly lived at Aymett Town community, moved to Florida when their son was 4 years old.
His survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marion T. Butner, Mulberry; a brother, Joe Butner, stationed at San Diego, Calif., with the Navy; a half-brother, Rev. Albert Butner, Lacoochee; two half-sisters, Mrs. Edith Summerford, Brandon and Mrs. Lola Duke, West Hollywood, Fla., and his grandmother, Mrs. Letha Barker of Athens, Ala.
Mrs. Butner, 20, was the former Miss Mary Louise Mericle of Lakeland. She was graduated from Lakeland High School in 1956. Survivors are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Francis B. Mericle, Lima, Ohio; three brothers, Francis B. Mericle, Jr., Lakeland, Tommy L. and Billy D. Mericle, Lima; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Price, Elida, Ohio, and William T. Snow, Lima.

BYRD, Grace Petty Kimbrough The Pulaski Citizen 17 Jun 1953

Funeral services for Mrs. Grace Petty Kimbrough Byrd, 79, were held in Toledo, Ohio, and burial took place in the Hope Cemetery in Ottowa, Kans., on Monday, June 15.
Mrs. Byrd died on June 11, in Toledo, after an illness of eighteen months with a heart ailment.
Mrs. Byrd, who was a nurse for many years, was born June 12, 1873 in Denver, Colo.
In 1901 the former Miss Petty married James W. Long of Pulaski, who died July 19, 1919, at Rantoul, Kans.
In August 1920, she married William H. Kimbrough of Wales who died in 1942 at Loretta.
On June 20, 1950, she married J. Riley Byrd of Lawrenceburg. Mr. Byrd, a semi-invalid, resides in Lawrence County.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Byrd ios survived by one daughter, Mrs. Samuel Goodrich of Toledo, with whom she had been making her home; and two grandchildren.
She was a member of Ashland Avenue Baptist Church in Toledo.

BYROM, James M. The Pulaski Citizen 14 Jan 1959
James M. Byrom, 52, resident of Chattanooga and a brother of John O. Byrom of Pulaski died Monday night of massive body burns suffered when his clothing caught fire from a blaze originating in the kitchen of his home.
Mr. Byrom had been in ill health for several months. \
Funeral services were held at 10 a. m. Wednesday at the National Funeral Chapel in Chattanooga and graveside services at Estill Springs Cemetery were conducted by the Rev. Allen Persons of Fort Thomas, Ky.
Mr. Byrom, a son of Mrs. R. C. Byrom of Pulaski, and the late Mr. Byrom, was a native of Estill Springs and was a former employee of the U. S. Government at Washington. He had visiited relatives in Pulaski on a number of occassions in recent years.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Byrom is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Bell Smith Byrom; two sisters, Mrs. Allen Persons of Fort Thomas, Ky., and Mrs. Reed Elliott of Knoxville; and three brothers, R. C. Byrom of Camden, Harmon Byrom of Iuka, Miss., and John O. Byrom, Pulaski.
The fire was brought under control without damage to the house.

BYRNE, John The Pulaski Citizen 2 Apr 1958
Dr. John Byrne, 42, surgeon of Delphi, Ind., who formerly practiced medicine in Lawrenceburg, died Monday morning at a hospital in Lafayette, Ind., of injuries sustained Saturday night in a traffic accident near Lafayette.
Funeral services will be held at 8 a. m. Thursday at Delphi and burial will take place in Delphi.
Dr. Byrne was te son of Dr. J. W. Byrne of Utica, N. Y., and the late Mrs.Byrne. He was a veteran of World War II.
In addition to his father, Dr. Byrne is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mavis Smith Byrne; and a daughter, Margaret Ellen Byrne, of Pulaski; a brother, Jim Byrne, of Brooklyn, N. Y., and a sister, Mrs. Charles Faulkner, Springfield, Mass.

CALLAHAN, Rickey Joel The Pulaski Citizen 14 Jan 1959

Rickey Joel Callahan, 2, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Mack Callahan of Lewisburg, died of suffocation from smoke from a fire that destroyed their home on the old Columbia Highway Friday afternoon, January 9.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at London Funeral Home in Lewisburg and burial in Lone Oak Cemetery.
Mrs. Callahan, thr former Miss Kay Mitchell of Beech Hill, and her 14-month-old daughter, Theresa Darlene, were severely burned in the fire and remained this week as patients in Leonard's Clinic at Lewisburg.
In addition to the parents and sister, other survivors are his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary Mitchell Forsythe of Pulaski, and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Callahan of Lewisburg.

CALLAHAN, Willie The Pulaski Citizen 24 Jun 1959
Funeral services for Willie Callahan, 82, resident of Pulaski, were held at one o'clock Friday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by Dr. Bruce Strother and Dr. W. H. Mansfield, Methodist ministers. Burial took place in Lynnwood Cemetery. Mr. Callahan died at 1:30 o'clock Thursday morning, June 18, at Giles County Hospital.
Born January 29, 1877, in Maury County, he was the son of the late James Callahan and Lou Moore Callahan.
Mr. Callahan, a bachelor, is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Erskine Abernathy and Mrs. W. C. Shelton; and four brothers, Frank Callahan, Hugh Callahan, Jesse Callahan and Carter Callahan, all of Giles County. Bennett-May and Company in charge

CAMPBELL, Abraham The Pulaski Citizen 18 Oct 1950
Funeral services for Abraham Campbell, 80, retired farmer who died on Saturday, October 7, at the home of his brother, Rufus Campbell in the Goodsprings section, were held on Sunday afternoon, with burial in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. He had been ill three weeks following a paralytic stroke.
He was the son of the late Abraham and Fannie Price Campbell. Mr. Campbell is survived by two brothers, Rufus and Frank Campbell, both of the Goodsprings section; and one sister, Mrs. Bill Johnson.

CAMPBELL, Annie English The Pulaski Citizen 7 Sep 1955
Mrs. Reece Campbell, 68, who suffered severe burns in an accident Saturday morning at her home at Campbellsville, died at 12:20 a. m. Tuesday at Giles County Hospital.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p. m. Wednesday at the Campbellsville Cumberland Presbyterian Church by the Rev. J. W. Elder, a former pastor of the church. Burial was in Campbellsville Cemetery, with Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors in charge.
Mrs. Campbell's clothing caught fire while she was burning some papers in the yard of her home. Men of the neighborhood rushed to her rescue and succeeded in extinguishing the blaze but not before she was severely burned. She was rushed to the hospital where her condition had been critical for the past several hours.

A lifelong resident of Giles County, she was the former Miss Annie English, a daughter of the late William R. English and Sallie Baker English. She was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and attended Martin College in Pulaski.
Mrs. Campbell is survived by her husband, a merchant and farmer in the Campbellsville community; two sons, James W. Campbell, Campbellsville and John E. English, Charlotte, N. C.; a daughter, Mrs. Jerome Smith, Pulaski; two sisters, Miss Martha English, Lawrenceburg and Mrs. Tom Stone, Tynan, Texas; and two grandchildren.

CAMPBELL, Anna Minerva Luna Kenney The Pulaski Citizen 2 Nov 1955
Funeral services for Anna Minerva Luna Kenney Campbell, 70, native Giles Countian, will be held at 10:30 o'clock Saturday morning at Bennett-May Funeral Home. The Rev. J. W. McCollough will officiate and burial will take place in Bee Spring Cemetery.
Mrs. Campbell, who had been residing the past thirty years in Los Angeles, Calif., and had arrived Sunday for a visit with relatives, died Wednesday at Giles County Hospital.
Born November twenty-seven, 1882, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Henry Luna and Fannie Franklin Luna. She was twice married but survived both husbands.
Mrs. Campbell is survived by a son, Henry L. Kenney, Los Angeles, Calif.; and five cousins, Mrs. Dan Warren, Kenneth L. Franklin and Robert Franklin, all of Frankewing, and Jim Bell Ivy and Samuel Franklin, both of Louisville, Ky. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

CAMPBELL, Clarence The Pulaski Citizen 29 Aug 1951
Clarence Campbell, 83, prominent farmer, church and civic leader of the Campbellsville area and former member of the State Legislature, died at 11:50 Monday morning at his home at Campbellsville after several months' illness.
Funeral services were held at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the residence by the Rev. James W. Elder, a former pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Campbellsville, and burial was in the Campbellsville Cemetery.
Born March 3, 1868, he was a lifelong resident of Campbellsville and was the son of the late Dr. James H. Campbell and Mary Alexander Campbell. Active in church and civic affairs, he served as an elder in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church for many years and held the position of Sunday School Superintendent for 50 years. He was interested in community projects and was given the title of "Father of 4-H Clubs in Giles County" as thr result of the support given the young people in perfecting that organization.
Mr. Campbell was credited with being the oldest Shorthorn Cattle Breeder in the State of Tennessee and served many years as president of the Shorthorn Breeders Association and of the Tennessee Beef Breeders Association.
He served as a member of the Legislature during the Administration of the late Grovernor Austin Peay.
Mr. Campbell was married to the former Miss Sallie Burns of Maury County. Her death occurred in 1937.

Survivors are 5 daughters, Mrs. Jimmia Hannah, West Palm Beach, Fla., Mrs. Donald Campbell, Pulaski, Mrs. Carson Vaughan, Nashville, Mrs. Blanche Shuler and Mrs. Waters Smith, both of Campbellsville; a son, Burns, Campbellsville; 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Reece Campbell, merchant at Campbellsville.

CAMPBELL, Colon The Pulaski Citizen 2 Aug 1950
Funeral services for Colon Campbell, 80, who died at 3:35 o'clock Thursday afternoon, July 27, at Pulaski Hospital after a six months illness, were held at 10:30 o'clock Friday morning at Bennett-May Funeral Home. The Rev. J. W. Elder, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Lawrenceburg, officiated and burial took place in the family lot in the Campbellsville Cemetery.
A lifelong resident of the Campbellsville community, he was the son of the late Dr. James Henderson Campbell and Mary S. Alexander Campbell. He was a salesman and had been a member of the Cumberland Church for many years.
Mr. Campbell is survived b y two brothers, Clarence Campbell and Reece Campbell, both of the Campbellsville community; and a number of nieces and nephews.

CAMPBELL, Ethel Buford The Pulaski Citizen 6 Nov 1957
Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Buford Campbell, 70, niece of the late Mrs. Cal Brown of Pulaski, who lived in Pulaski a number of years, were held at 10:30 Monday morning at Bennett-May Funeral Home, with burial in Lynnwood Cemetery at Lynnville. Mrs. Campbell died at 8 o'clock Saturday night, November 2, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joe Christian in Port St. Joe, Fla.
The daughter of the late Albert Buford and Martha Rivers Buford, she was born in Florida but after the death of her parents, had resided with relatives. She was the granddaughter of the late Dr. R. H. Rivers, Methodist minister of Louisville, Ky., one time president of Martin College. Her husband, Norman Campbell, died seven years ago.
In addition to the daughter, Mrs. Campbell is survived by three grandchildren; three brothers, Rivers Buford, Tom Buford and Lynn Buford, all of Florida.

CAMPBELL, Mamie The Pulaski Citizen 4 Mar 1953
Prayer services for Miss Mamie Campbell, 81, Pulaski resident, were held at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the graveside in Maplewood Cemetery. Rites were conducted by Dr. R. B. Stone, Methodist minister.
Miss Campbell died at 9:30 o'clock Monday night in a Nashville hospital after an extended illness.
She was born August 14, 1871, in Davidson County, Tenn., the daughter of the late Edward Robert Campbell and Mary Overton Winston Campbell. She was a devoted member of the Methodist Church.
Miss Campbell is survived by one sister, Mrs. Laps D. McCord, Sr., Pulaski, with whom she had made her home for many years; two brothers, Key Campbell, Enid, Okla., and Stanley Campbell, Bridgeport, Conn.; and two cousins reared in the Campbell home, G. A. Stanley, Nashville, and Dr. Louise Stanley, Washington, D. C.
Relatives who came to the funeral were G. A. Stanley and his daughter, Mrs. Emory Frombach, Nashville, Mrs. John T. Bush, Memphis, and Mr. and Mrs. Campbell McCord and family, Knoxville. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors


CAMPBELL, Martha Brown The Pulaski Citizen 17 Nov 1954
Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Brown Campbell, 73, resident of Pulaski for the past nine years, were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Sam R. Dodson, Jr., pastor of First Methodist Church. Burial took place in the family lot in Prospect Cemetery.
Mrs. Campbell died at midnight Sunday night, November 14, at Giles County Hospital following a long period of declining health.
A lifelong resident of the county, she was born August 25, 1881, at Prospect, the daughter of the late Mart Brown and Julia Campbell Brown. Her husband, Webb Campbell, died January 12, 1939. She was an active member of the First Methodist Church.
Mrs. Campbell is survived by one daughter, Miss Viola Campbell, Pulaski; one sister, Mrs. Mary Brown Williams, Pulaski and two brothers, Shelley Brown and Charlie Brown, both of Cedar Grove. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

CAMPBELL, Oscar M. The Pulaski Citizen 16 Mar 1955
Funeral services for Oscar M. Campbell, 37, native of Giles County, were held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at Sardis Springs Baptist Church, five miles north of Athens, Ala. The Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister, officiated and burial took place in Athens Cemetery.
Mr. Campbell died Wednesday night at Limestone County Hospital after a heart attack.
Born February 20, 1918, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Will Campbell and Tressie Walls Campbell, former residents of the Scotts Hill Section. Three years ago Mr. Campbell and his family moved to Limestone County, Ala.
Mr. Campbell is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nina Bell Watson Campbell; two daughters, Doris and Linda Campbell; and two sons, Loyce and Don Campbell, all at home; five sisters, Mrs. Archie Smith, Lynnville, Mrs. Ernest Nave and Mrs. Bennie Nave, both of Athens, Ala., Mrs. Louie Pigg, Hohenwald, and Mrs. Paul Emberton, Sheridan, Ark.; and two brothers, Edward Campbell, Pulaski and Albert Campbell, Minor Hill.

CAMPBELL, Ozro The Pulaski Citizen 16 Aug 1950
Ozro Campbell, 64, native of Giles who went to Texas six months ago to make his home, died suddenly on Friday morning, August 11, at the home of his son, Robert Leslie Campbell at Odem, Texas.
Funeral services were held at Chestnut Grove Methodist Church in Giles County on Monday afternoon by the pastor of the church, the Rev. Bill Starnes. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born and reared in Giles County, he was the son of the late Thomas Neal Campbell and Lucinda Coleman Campbell. Mr. Campbell spent his entire life here, until he went to the home of his son in Texas several months ago. His wife, Mrs. Blanche Hardiman Campbell, died in January, 1946. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Mr. Campbell is survived by one daughter, Miss Peggy Campbell, Washington, D. C.; and three sons, Robert Leslie Campbell and Solon Campbell, Odem, Texas, and William Neal Campbell, Washington, D. C.; one grandson, two sisters, Mrs. Robert I. Davenport, Pulaski, and Mrs. W. R. Hannah, Whitesboro, Texas; and two brothers, Walter N. Campbell, Bodenham, and S. A. Campbell, Little Rock, Ark.

CAMPBELL, Richard Franklin The Pulaski Citizen 4 Apr 1951
Funeral services for Richard Franklin Campbell, 62, retired farmer of the Pleasant Ridge section, who died on Thursday, March 29, in Giles County Hospital, were held at 2 o'clock on Friday afternoon at the Pleasant Ridge Methodist Church. Rites conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister, and the Rev. Ernest Carter, Pulaski Nazarine minister. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
He had been in declining health for the past year. Born June 10, 1888, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Abraham Campbell and Fannie Price Campbell. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
His first wife, Mrs. Rebecca Smotherman Campbell, died July 4, 1947.
Mr. Campbell is survived by his second wife, Mrs. Dovie Norwood Cole Campbell; three daughters, Mrs. Ludie Campbell Cobb, Pulaski, Mrs. Henry Keeter, Fall River, and Mrs. Noble Stafford, Pleasant Ridge; four sons, Grady Campbell, Loyd Campbell, Lonas Campbell, and Odus Campbell, all of Giles County; several step-children; two sisters, Mrs. Tennie Johnston, Lawrence County, and Mrs. Emma Arnold, Clarksville; and one brother, Rufus Campbell, Goodsprings.
Bennett-May and Company, Morticians.

CAMPBELL, Samuel Alexander "Sam" The Pulaski Citizen 20 Aug 1958
Samuel Alexander Campbell, 75, former Giles Countian and retired railroad man of Little Rock, Ark., died Thursday morning, August 14, at the Baptist Hospital in Little Rock, after a lengthy illness.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Owens Funeral Home with the burial in Edgemont Cemetery in that city.
Born October 28, 1882, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Thomas Neal Campbell and Lucinda Coleman Campbell, and was a member of the Church of Christ.
Mr. Campbell is survived by his wife, Mrs. Florence Hardiman Campbell, also a native Giles Countian; one son, Mahlon Campbell, Little Rock; three daughters, Mrs. Almon Perry and Mrs. Victor Locke, Little Rock, and Mrs. William Carmichael, New Orleans, La.; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Robert I. Davenport, Giles County, and Mrs. Walter Hannah, Whitesboro, Texas; and one brother, Walter Campbell, Giles County.

CAMPBELL, Thompsie Ann Adkins The Pulaski Citizen 19 Sep 1956
Funeral services for Mrs. Thompsie Ann Adkins Campbell, 79, were held at 10 o'clock on Monday morning at Pulaski Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery. Mrs. Campbell died at 2 o'clock Sunday morning at the home of her brother, J. W. Adkins, in the Tarpley community.
Born November 17, 1876, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Leroy Adkins and Martha Powell Adkins. Her husband, Joseph Elmo Campbell, died March 21, 1949.

Mrs. Campbell is survived by one son, Woodson Campbell of Hollandale, Miss.; one brother, J. W. Adkins; and one sister, Mrs. Homer Barnes, Memphis. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge.

CAMPBELL, Tressie Walls The Pulaski Citizen 22 Dec 1954
Funeral services for Mrs. Tressie Walls Campbell, 70, who died of a heart ailment Friday morning at Giles County Hospital, were held at one o'clock Saturday morning at Scotts Hill Baptist Church. The Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister, officiated and burial took place in the church cemetery.
Born June 25, 1884, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late John Walls and Eliza Shelton Walls. She was the widow of Will Campbell who died in 1952.
Mrs. Campbell, a member of the Scotts Hill Baptist Church, is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Ernest Nave and Mrs. Benny Nave, Athens, Ala., Mrs. Archie Smith, Lynnville, Mrs. Lewis Pigg, Summertown, Mrs. Paul Emberton, Sheridan Ark.; three sons, Edward Campbell, Pulaski, Oscar Campbell, Athens, Ala., and Albert Campbell, Minor Hill; thirty-nine grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Bob Myers, Giles County, Mrs. Roy Defoe and Mrs. Floyd Raymond, Leoma; and two brothers, Newton Walls and Floyd Walls, both of Giles County. Pulaski Funeral Home, Morticians in charge.

CAMPBELL, Walter The Pulaski Citizen 11 Apr 1951
Walter Campbell, native of Giles County, died on Monday, April 2, at his home in Mullin, Texas. Funeral Rites and burial took place there.
Mr. Campbell, who was born in this county approximately 75 years ago, was the son of the late Jeff Campbell and Mary Locke Campbell. He moved to Texas about fifty years ago.
Mr. Campbell, a single man, is survived by two sisters, Miss Florence Campbell and Mrs. Walter Barker, who make their home a Mullin.

CAMPBELL, Will Calvin The Pulaski Citizen 18 Jun 1952
Funeral services for Will Calvin Campbell, 74, farmer of Scotts Hill section, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at Scotts Hill Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
Mr. Campbell died at 5:30 o'clock Sunday morning at Jackson Clinic at Lester, Ala., after a weeks illness.
He was a native of the county, the son of the late Brady Campbell and Kate Myers Campbell, and was a member of the Baptist Church.
Mr. Campbell is survived by his wife, Mrs. Tressie Campbell; five daughters, Mrs. Ernest Naves, and Mrs. Bennie Naves, Athens, Ala., Mrs. Archie Smith, Bufords, Mrs. Paul Pemberton, Arkansas, Mrs. Louis Pigg, Summertown; three sons, Edward Campbell and Albert Campbell, Union Hill, and Oscar Campbell, Alabama; and three brothers, Millard Campbell and Buford Campbell, both of Bodenham, and Jim Campbell, Lawrenceburg. Pulaski Funeral Home, Funeral Directors.

CAMERON, Dutch Toy The Pulaski Citizen 14 Dec 1955

Dutch Toy Cameron, 64, manager of the boys' department of Loveman's, Nashville, died of a cerebral hemorrhage Saturday afternoon, December 10, at Veterans' Administration Hospital in Nashville. He became ill six weeks ago, having suffered the first of a series of strokes at that time.
Funeral rites were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at Cosmopolitan Funeral Home by Dr. James W. Henley, pastor of West End Methodist Church, and burial followed in Woodlawn Memorial Park.
Mr. Cameron who had been employed at Loveman, Berger and Teitlebaum since 1926, was a native of Cookeville, the son of the late James Cameron and Mary Alice Cameron. He was a member of West End Methodist Church.
Mr. Cameron is survived by his wife, Mrs. Florence May Cameron, a Pulaski native; two daughters, Mrs. John T. Moose, Fort Pierce, Fla., and Mrs. D. L. Sawyer, Atlanta, Ga.; five grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. C. A. Martin, Jr., Nashville and Mrs. Amanda Verno, Detroit, Mich.

CANNON, Lessie Burns Burns The Pulaski Citizen 20 Apr 1955
Funeral services for Mrs. Lessie Burns Burns Cannon, 65, will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Pulaski Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Lloyd L. Hickman, Baptist minister. Burial will take place in Center Point Cemetery.
Mrs. Cannon, a resident of the Lynnville section, died unexpectedly of a cerebral hemorhage at 5:45 o'clock Wednesday morning, April 20, at Giles County Hospital.
Born near Petersburg, Tenn., on February 1, 1890, she was the daughter of the late Al Burns and Lula Neely Burns. She was a member of Bradshaw Baptist Church.
Mrs. Cannon is survived by one son by her first husband, Lewis Burns, Louisville, Ky.; two grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Arthur Hobbs, Lynnville. Mrs. Cannon's second husband, Damon Cannon, died approximately twenty years ago. Pulaski Funeral Home, Morticians in charge.

CAPLEY, Bernice Kirkland The Pulaski Citizen 29 Oct 1952
Funeral services for Mrs. Bernice Kirkland Capley, 43, were held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon, October 23, at Oakes and Nichols Funeral Home in Columbia, and burial took place in the Anthony Cemetery.
Mrs. Capley, wife of N. C. Capley, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. William Green in Columbia, after several weeks illness.
A native of Giles County, she was the daughter of the late E. J. Kirkland and Katherine Eubank Kirkland.
In addition to her husband and Mrs. Green, Mrs. Capley is survived by six other sisters, Mrs. Cary Oliver, Pulaski, Mrs. Will Pickle, Chapel Hill, Mrs. Jim Ligan, Decatur, Ala., Mrs. Henry Howell and Mrs. Elmer Hill, Columbia, and Mrs. R. S. Neil, Lewisburg.

CAPPS, Stewart Pate The Pulaski Citizen 1 Mar 1950
Stewart Pate Capps, 67, brother of Mrs. Joe Tom Kennedy of Pulaski, died early Wednesday morning, March 1, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, after several months declining health.

Funeral rites will be held in Nashville on Thursday afternoon and burial will take place in Spring Hill Cemetery in Nashville.
Mr. Capps, who was a retired divisional manager in cable of the telephone company in Middle Tennessee, had served as a stewart in the Brentwood Methodist Church for 28 years.
In addition to the sister here, Mr. Capps is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bernice Roberts Capps; a daughter, Mrs, Maynard Hall; a son, Charles S. Capps; another sister, Miss Cora Capps, Nashville; and two grandchildren.

CARDEN, Cletus The Pulaski Citizen 16 May 1956
Cletus Carden, 81, retired millright of Claremore, Okla., and a native Giles Countian, died Monday, May 14, at his home after a long illness. Funeral services were held there Wednesday and burial took place in Oklahoma City.
Born March 29, 1875, in Giles County, he was the son of the late William Henry Carden and Joanna Watson Carden. As a young man he moved to Claremore.
Mr. Carden is survived by his wife, Mrs. Pearl Hall Carden; also a native Giles Countian; one son, Delmas Carden, Tulsa, Okla.; one daughter, Mrs. Troy Cisco, Oklahoma City; three sisters, Mrs. Cope Whitfield, Pulaski, Mrs. O. C. Parks, Athens, Ala., and Mrs. S. F. Neal, Fort Worth, Texas; two brothers, ____________ Carden and F. B. Carden, both of Tulsa, Okla.




CARDEN, Jennie Bell Decatur Daily 24 Oct 1958
Mrs. Jennie Bell Carden, 73, died at 12:15 a.m. today at her residence after suffering a heart attack at her home, 403 Line St. N.E., about 11 o'clock last night.
Funeral services will be Sunday afternoon at 2 O'clock at Brown Funeral Home Chapel. J. W. Faulkner will officiate. Burial will follow in City Cemetery, Brown directing.
Surviving are one son, James D. Carden; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Hamby, both of Decatur.; two sisters, Mrs. Earl Watson, Decatur, and Mrs. H. T. Minatra of Pulaski, Tenn.; one grandson, James Arthur Carden of Peru, Ind.; one great granddaughter, Celia Ann Carden, also of Peru, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are to be Bob Harrison, Rufus Warren, Guy Jones, Will Hunter, Avery Taylor and C. T. Meek.
The body will remain at the funeral home until time for burial. The family has requested no flowers.

CARDIN, Ezra The Pulaski Citizen 22 Feb 1956
Bunker Hill Farmer Dies From Injuries Received in Wreck
Ezra Lee Cardin, 78, retired farmer and merchant of the Bunker Hill community, died at 1:00 A.M. Tuesday at Giles County Hospital of injuries suffered in an automobile accident Monday morning near Delrose.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday at Bennett May Funeral Home in Pulaski by the Rev. James T. Parsons, pastor of Bunker Hill Methodist Church, and Dr. R. B. Stone. Burial was in the Indian Creek Cemetery.
Mr. Cardin suffered a broken jaw, head lacerations and chest injury in the accident that involved a collision of two cars at the crest of a hill near the Giles Lincoln County line. James Wakefield, 43, of Fayetteville, salesman for Southern Woodenware Company, Nashville and driver of the other car involved in the accident, suffered a fractured left leg and was admitted to St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville.
Mr. Cardin was a former merchant, a member of the firm of Lackey & Cardin at Bunker Hill, and had been engaged in farming for many years. He was a native of Giles County, the son of the late Hatcher and Fannie Brownlow Cardin. He was a member of the Methodist Church and was active in church and civic affairs of his community.
Mr. Cardin was twice married. His first wife, Mrs. Eula Bryant Cardin, died August 30, 1912, and his second wife, Mrs. Lillie Smith Hughey Cardin, survives.
In addition to his wife, other survivors are a son, Clarence Cardin, Pulaski businessman, three daughters, Mrs. Neely H. Watson, Miss Elise Cardin both of Pulaski; Mrs Jack Johnson, Nashville; a sister Mrs. H. L. Sisk, and a brother, P. D.Cardin, both of Pulaski; and two step sons, Hencely Hughey of Pulaski, and Howard Hughey, Nashville.

CARDEN, Neely Loyd The Pulaski Citizen 20 Jul 1955
Funeral services for Neely Loyd Carden, 78, native Giles Countian, were held at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon at First Christian Church in Athens, Ala., with burial in Athens, Cemetery.
Mr. Carden died about 8:15 o'clock Friday morning at his home in Athens after a five year heart ailment.
Native of Giles County, he was born October 10, 1876, the son of the late William Henry Carden and Joanna Watson Carden, and had lived in Athens the past fifty years. He was associated with the Birmingham Trust Company until his retirement four years ago.
Mr. Carden, a member of the First Christian Church in Athens, is survived by his wife, Mrs. Edna Carter Carden; three sisters, Mrs. Cope Whitfield, Pulaski, Mrs. O. C. Park, Athens, and Mrs. S. L. Neal, Fort Worth, Texas; and three brothers, Charles B. Carden and F. B. Carden, Tulsa, Okla., and Cletus Carden, Claremore, Okla.
Pulaskians attending the funeral, in addition to the immediate family, were Mr. and Mrs. B. K. Carden, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ingrum and Mr. and Mrs. Cletus Nance.

CARDIN, James Thurman The Pulaski Citizen 25 Mar 1959
Funeral services for James Thurman Cardin, 37, Chief Petty Officer, United States Navy, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home. Rites were conducted by Dr. W. Bruce Strother, pastor of First Methodist Church, and the Rev. C. P. Covington, Sr., Nashville,. Burial took place in the family lot in Maplewood Cemetery with military rites.
Mr. Cardin died at 9:15 o'clock Wednesday morning, March 18, in the U. S. Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Va., after an illness of several months.

Born July 30, 1921, in Giles County, he was the son of James Hawkins Cardin and Mrs. Helen Burch Cardin. He was educated in Giles County Schools and entered the Navy in October of 1939. He was a member of First Methodist Church in Pulaski and was a Mason.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Cardin is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ann Abernathy Cardin; one son, Robert Thurman Cardin; one daughter, Blanche Kathleen Cardin; two sisters, Mrs. Laten White and Mrs. Van Hughes; and one brother, Robert Cardin, all of Pulaski. Bennett-May and Company, in charge.

CARDIN, Ketty Thomas The Pulaski Citizen 13 Jun 1956
Funeral services for Mrs. Ketty Thomas Cardin, 93, widow of Thomas Cardin, were held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Pulaski Funeral Home, conducted by Dr. J. Clark Hensley and the Rev. Lloyd Hickman. Burial took place in the Shores Cemetery at Hanna.
Mrs. Cardin died at 6:35 Friday morning, June 8, at her home in Pulaski after a long period of declining health.
Born August 12, 1862, at Sevierville, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late John Thomas and Ann Graham Thomas. Her husband, Thomas Cardin, died 51 years ago.
Mrs. Cardin is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Annie Mitchell and Mrs. Ruby Boaz, both of Pulaski; two sons, Harry Cardin, Decatur, Ala., and Ollie T. Cardin, Goodsprings; twenty-nine
grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Lee Ingram, Brick Church. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

CARDIN, Ezra Lee The Pulaski Citizen 22 Feb 1956
Ezra Lee Cardin, 78, retired farmer and merchant of the Bunker Hill community, died at 1:00 a. m. Tuesday AT Giles County Hospital of injuries suffered in an automobile accident Monday morning near Dellrose.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p. m. Wednesday at Bennett-May Funeral Home in Pulaski by the Rev. James T. Parsons, pastor of Bunker Hill Methodist Church, and Dr. R. B. Stone. Burial was in the Indian Creek Cemetery.
Mr. Cardin suffered a broken jaw, head lacerations and chest injury in the accident that involved a collision of two cars near the Giles-Lincoln County line.
Mr. Cardin was a former merchant, a member of the firm of Lackey and Cardin at Bunker Hill, and had been engaged in farming for many years. He was a native of Giles County, the son of the late Hatcher and Fannie Brownlow Cardin. He was a member of the Methodist Church and was active in church and civic affairs of his community.
Mr. Cardin was twice married. His first wife, Mrs. Eula Bryant Cardin, died August 30, 1912, and his second wife, Mrs. Lillie Smith Hughey Cardin, survives.
In addition to his wife, other survivors are a son, Clarence Cardin, Pulaski businessman; three daughters, Mrs. Neely H. Watson, Miss Elise Cardin, both of Pulaski, and Mrs. Jack Johnson, Nashville; a sister Mrs. H. L. Sisk and a brother P. D. Cardin, both of Pulaski; and two step-sons, Hencely Hughey of Pulaski, and Howard Hughey, Nashville.

CARDEN, William Thomas The Pulaski Citizen 1 Aug 1956

The Citizen was notified Friday of the death of William Thomas Carden, 79, Giles Countian residing in Rome, Ga., who for many years contributed articles to this paper under the pen name of "Major Tom Noodle."
A letter from Mrs. James M. Jones, daughter of the late Mr.Carden and a resident of Rome, Ga., explained that her father died June 18 at his home on the Calhoun Road, Rome, Ga., and enclosed a clipping of the obituary that appeared in the Rome News Tribune.
William Thomas Carden, 79, author and humorist who wrote under the pen name Major Tom Noodle, died at his home on the Calhoun Road, at 12:01 a. m. today. He had been in declining health for sometime, his condition having been critical for the past week.
Born in Coffee County, Tenn., on November 10, 1876, Mr. Carden was the son of T. A. and Martha Bryant Carden. He had spent the greater part of his life in Rome and Floyd County and served as tax receiver of Floyd County for 16 years. Prior to that he had served as a Methodist minister. Mr. Carden was a well-known author, writer and humorist. He used the pen name of Major Tom Noodle, and his writings created interest throughout this section. He was married on December 28, 1911 to Miss Clemmie Dodd, who survives him.
Surviving besides his wife, are three daughters, Mrs. Morris Lee Goswick, of Rome Rte. 2, Mrs. Roy Knowles of Rome, and Mrs. James M. Jones, of Millen; two sons, Fred W. Carden, of Rome Rte. 2, and Titus A. Carden of Winston Salem, N. C.; two sisters, Mrs. Lynn Hunter, of South Side, Tenn., and Mrs. Wynn McKinney of Adairsville, Ky.; two brothers, Colon H. Carden of Port Royal, Tenn. and Ben H. Carden, of Nashville, Tenn.; and eleven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, W. T. Carden, Jr. in 1937.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 3 p. m. in the chapel at Stevens Funeral Home. The Rev. B. W. Hancock and the Rev. D. E. Kilby will offficiate with interment in the family lot in Salmon Cemetery.

CAREY, Michael The Pulaski Citizen 24 Sep 1958
Michael Carey, 80, father of Mrs. J. U. Speer of Pulaski, died on Sunday, September 14, at his home in Charlton, London, England, after a long illness. Rites took place there.
Mr. Carey is survived by his wife, Mrs. Harriett Frewin Carey; two daughters, Mrs. Speer, and Mrs. William Taylor, Charlton; and a number of grandchildren.

CARPENTER, Elmer C. The Pulaski Citizen 4 Nov 1953
Graveside services for Elmer C. Carpenter, 49, were held Monday at Lynnwood Cemetery by the Rev. Guerry Reed, pastor of the Lynnville Methodist Church.
Mr. Carpenter, who suffered burns in a factory accident about five years ago, died Friday in Zeiter Hospital in Detroit, Mich.
Son of Oliver Carpenter and Mary Tacker Carpenter of Lynnville, he was reared in Giles County. He had worked for a diesel motor corporation in Detroit for about twenty-six years.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Carpenter is survived by three brothers, Owen Carpenter, Detroit, Walter Carpenter, Lynnville, and Brown Carpenter, Nashville. Bennett-May and Company, funeral directors in charge of arrangements.
CARPENTER, Joel E. The Pulaski Citizen 11 Jan 1956

Funeral services for Joel Ephriam Carpenter, 70, retired stock trader of the McBurg community, were held Tuesday at McBurg Church of Christ with burial in Wright Cemetery. Mr. Carpenter died Sunday at Columbia.
A native of Lincoln County, he was the son of the late O. B. R. Carpenter and Nancy Carpenter.
Mr. Carpenter is survived by three daughters, Mrs. M. E. McLin, Memphis, Mrs. E. W. McKinney, Pulaski and Mrs. Wayne Wakefield, Frankewing; two sons, Kenneth Carpenter and Flavil Carpenter, Pulaski; and two sisters, Miss Annie Tera Carpenter and Miss Estella Carpenter, both of Frankewing; and six grandchildren.

CARPENTER, Mark The Pulaski Citizen 19 Mar 1952
Funeral services for Mark Carpenter, 64, Riversburg farmer, were held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Olivet Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. A. R. Hogan, pastor of the church. Burial took place in Lynnwood Cemetery.
He died at 7:45 o'clock Friday morning, March 14, at his home in the Riversburg community following a long illness.
Born and reared in Giles County, he was the son of the late Robert Hensley Carpenter and Vergie Cross Carpenter. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mr. Carpenter is survived by his wife, Mrs. Pearl G. Carpenter; three daughters, Mrs. William Felker and Misses Catherine and Mary Pearl Carpenter, Riversburg; one son, Herman Carpenter, Nashville; one step-son, Kenny Gilliam, Nashville; eleven grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Lura Johnson, Columbia, Mrs. Edward Johnson, Rose Hill (Giles County), and Mrs. Sallie Britton, Stiversville; and two brothers, Robert Carpenter, Columbia and Oliver Carpenter, Lynnville. Pulaski Funeral Home, Funeral Directors.

CARPENTER, Minnie Robinson The Pulaski Citizen 1 Nov 1950
Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Robinson Carpenter, 57, who died on Saturday afternoon, October 21, at 3:30 o'clock after an illness of two weeks, were held the following Sunday at the McBurg Church of Christ. Elder R. A. Largen of Fayetteville officiated, and burial took place in Wright Cemetery at McBurg.
A native of Lincoln County, Mrs. Carpenter was the daughter of the late Scott Robinson and Della Gill Robinson.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Carpenter; three daughters, Mrs. Elsie McKinney, Mrs. Wayne Wakefield, both of Frankewing, and Mrs. Emmett McLin, Memphis; two sons, Kenneth Carpenter and Flavil Carpenter, both of Pulaski; three grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Hattie Harrison, Delrose; and four brothers, Jim Robinson, Pulaski, Kelly Robinson, Dee Robinsn, both of Delrose, and Leon Robinson, McBurg.

CARPENTER, Oliver The Pulaski Citizen 14 Oct 1959

Funeral services for Oliver Carpenter, 76, Lynnville farmer, were held at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning at Lynnville Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. J. S. Eddings, pastor of the church. Burial will take place in the Lynnwood Cemetery. Mr. Carpenter died at 7:40 o'clock Sunday night, October 11, at Maury County Hospital, after a several months of declining health.
Born January 1, 1883, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Bob Carpenter and Virgie Cross Carpenter. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mr. Carpenter is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Tacker Carpenter; two sons, Walter Carpenter, Lynnville, and Brown Carpenter, Nashville; two grandchildren; one brother, Robert Carpenter, Columbia; and two sisters, Mrs. Lura Johnson, Nashville, and Mrs. Sallie C. Britton, Mt. Pleasant. Bennett-May and Company, in charge.

CARPENTER, Robert Shirley The Pulaski Citizen 25 Feb 1953
Robert Shirley Carpenter, 68, farmer of the Grigsby community near Lynnville died Friday morning at 4:25 o'clock at King's Daughters Hospital, Columbia, after a long illness.
Funeral services were held Saturday at 2:00 at Lynnville Methodist Church by the pastor, the Rev. W. C. Moorehead, and a former pastor, the Rev. N. O. Allen, of Trinity Methodist Church. Burial was in Lynnwood Cemetery here. Mr. Carpenter, a member of Taylor's Chapel Methodist Church, was born August 19, 1884, in Giles County, he was the son of the late George Washington Carpenter and Nancy Elizabeth Strawn Carpenter.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Walcie Barlar Carpenter; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Ellen Hunt, Grigsby community, and Mrs. Clara Hunt, Covington; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. H. M. Smith, Columbia, and Mrs. Lou Ellen Cross, Minnow Branch community; and a brother A. H. Carpenter, Lynnville. Pulaski Funeral Home, Funeral Directors.

CARR, George Robert The Pulaski Citizen 17 Apr 1957
Funeral services for George Robert Carr, 69, retired farmer of the Shores section, will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Pleasant Ridge Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister, and the Rev. Robert Davis, pastor. Burial will take place in the church cemetery. Mr. Carr died at 10:30 o'clock Thursday morning at Giles County Hospital following a long illness.
Born October 22, 1887 in Giles County, he was the son of the late George Carr and Tennessee Dotson Carr, and was a member of the Pleasant Ridge Methodist Church.
Mr. Carr, a single man, is survived by five sisters, Mrs. Charlie Willis, Shores, Mrs. Floyd Brasheers, Pulaski, Mrs. Lige Rogers, Lewisburg, Mrs. F. C. Hamby, Leoma and Mrs. Leon McNeese, Anthony Hill community of Giles County; two brothers, Will Carr and Herbert Carr, Goodsprings; and two half-brothers, Forrest Thornton, Goodspring and Homer Thornton, Pulaski. Pulaski Funeral Home, Morticians in charge of arrangements.

CARTER, Abe The Pulaski Citizen 22 Jul 1953
Abe Carter, 86, father of A. D. Carter of Prospect, died of a heart attack at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon, July 19, at Jackson Clinic of Lester, Ala., following a brief illness.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at Brown Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Cisne, Ill., and burial took place in the church cemetery.

Mr. Carter, a retired farmer and a Spanish-American veteran, was a native of Cisne, but had moved to Prospect to make his home with his son eight years ago.
In addition to the son here, Mr. Carter is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Earl Johnson, Cisne; and three other sons, Herschel Carter, Goff, Ill., Joe Carter, Tucson, Ariz., and Ray Carter, Connersville, Ind.

CARTER, George Brown The Pulaski Citizen 21 Mar 1951
Word has been received here of the death and burial at Miami, Fla., of George Brown Carter, 66, former resident of Giles County. His death occurred on March 18.
He was the son of the late Porter and Sallie Smith Carter, and was born and reared in Giles County.
His wife, the former Miss Lorna Burns Dickerson of Lynnville died in 1943. He is survived by two sons, George Jr., of St. Augustine, Fla., Charles Edward of Miami, Fla., and two grandchildren.

CARTER, Hattie Wood The Pulaski Citizen 21 Mar 1956
Mrs. Hattie Wood Carter, 85, widow of John R. Carter, died early Wednesday morning, March 21, of bronchial pneumonia while visiting a daughter, Mrs. Robert R. Holland in Marine City, Mich.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, with Virgil Bradford officiating. Burial will take place in the family lot in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
Born March 18, 1870, at Wales, she was the daughter of the late Billy Wood, Esq., and Bettie Neal Wood, having spent her entire life in the house in which she was born.
She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Mrs. Carter is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Kennon Wood, Miami, Fla., Miss Sallie Will Carter, Nashville, and Mrs. Robert R. Holland, Marine City, Mich.; and two grandchildren. Her husband died many years ago. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

CARTER, Joe The Pulaski Citizen 16 Nov 1955
Funeral services for Joe Carter, 58, farmer of the Weakley Community, were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Greenwood Church of Christ, conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Burial took place in the church cemetery.
Mr. Carter died unexpectedly at 4 o'clock Monday afternoon at his home.
Born May 29, 1897, he was the son of the late Robert Lee Carter and Georgia Ella Beard Carter.
Mr. Carter is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rosie Norman Carter; two sisters, Miss Effie Mae Carter, Weakley Community, and Mrs. G. W. Henderson, Florence, Ala.; one brother, Mahlon Carter, Weakley; three step-daughters, Mrs. Earl Womble, Mrs. James Shrader and Miss Ida Belle Watts, Giles County; and three step-sons, Robert Watts, Giles County, and Wilburn Watts and Charlie Watts, both of Columbia. Pulaski Funeral Home, Morticians in charge.

CARTER, Marvin E. The Pulaski Citizen 16 Apr 1952

Marvin E. Carter, 73, insuranceman for 45 years, died Sunday night at a Johnson City hospital of a heart attack. Burial took place at 3 p.m Wednesday in Johnson City.
A native of Pulaski, Mr. Carter was the son of the late Joseph Taylor Carter and Mary Virginia Smith Carter. He was educated in Giles County and Mt. Pleasant schools. He was a layman in the Methodist Church.
He lived in Nashville and Clarksville for several years before moving to Johnson City.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ethel Sutton Carter, two daughters, Miss Martha Early Carter, associated with the Marshall Plan, Paris, France, Mrs. Alex Abernathy, Washington, D. C.; one son, Marvin Sutton Carter, Little Rock, Ark.; two sisters, Misses Gertrude and Mable Carter, Prospect; two brothers, Almus Carter, Pulaski, and Wilson Carter, Prospect.

CARTER, Mary Lucy Christopher The Pulaski Citizen 20 Nov 1957
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Lucy Christopher Carter, 76, wife of the Rev. Cullen T. Carter, retired Methodist minister, will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at First Methodist Church in Pulaski. Dr. Bruce Strother , Dr. William H. Mansfield, pastors of the church, the Rev. W. T. Steele of Nashville, the Rev. W. M. Cook of Santa Fe, and Earl Cantrell, student pastor of Reboboth Methodist Church, will officiate and burial will take place in Maplewood Cemetery. Mrs. Carter died at 12:40 Thursday afternoon, November 21, at the home following a paralytic stroke sustained Wednesday night.
Born August 14, 1881 at Salem, Ala., in Limestone County, she was the daughter of the late Robert C. Christopher and Martha Beasley Christopher. She was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church, a charter member of the WSCS, and was a member of the Eastern Star.
On November 19, fifty-two years ago she was married to Mr. Carter.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Carter is survived by one son, James Paul Carter of Chicago, Ill., one granddaughter, Mrs. Edward Cheatham, Atlanta, Ga.; one sister, Miss Trudie Christopher, who lives in the home; and three brothers, Jack Christopher, Athens, Ala., and Audie Christopher and Henry Christopher, both of Salem, Ala. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge.

CARTER, Sam The Pulaski Citizen 30 Jan 1957
Funeral services for Sam Carter, 77, former Pulaski businessman, were held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at Pulaski Funeral Home with Dr. Bruce Strother, pastor of First Methodist Church, officiating. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mr. Carter, who had been ill a long time, died Thursday afternoon, January 17, at Nashville hospital.
A member of First Methodist Church, he was reared in Pulaski by his relative, Tom Norman, and Mrs. Norman, and had benn a clerk for M. Cohen and Sons, Clark White and Sons and other firms for many years.
Mr. Carter's sole survivor is his wife, Mrs. Stella Webb Carter, Pulaski. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge.


CARTER, Stella Webb The Pulaski Citizen 9 Sep 1959

Funeral services for Mrs. Stella Webb Carter, 78, were held at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home. Rites were conducted by Dr. William H. Mansfield, associate pastor of First Methodist Church, with burial in Maplewood Cemetery. Mrs. Carter died Saturday afternoon at a Columbia nursing home following a long illness.
A native of Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Tom Webb and Kittie Hardiman Webb, and was a member of the Methodist Church.
Her husband, Sam Carter, died several years ago. Mrs. Carter, the last member of her immediate family, is survived by one sister-in-law, Mrs. Mahlon Webb, Nashville. Bennett-May and Company, in charge.

CARTER, Thomas Brown The Pulaski Citizen 17 Jun 1953
Thomas Brown Carter, 78, auditor for Giles County and a member of a prominent family of this section, died on a heart ailment at 4:30 Thursday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home by the Rev. A. E. Dimmock, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, and J. B. Rasbury, Church of Christ minister. Burial was to be in Maplewood Cemetery in Pulaski.
A native of Giles County, he was the son of Joshua H. and Julia Brown Carter. In early life, Mr. Carter taught school in the county and later became assistant cashier of Peoples Bank in Pulaski. For 20 years he was a cotton buyer, and served as manager of the Coca Cola plant for a long period of time, prior to becoming auditor for the county in 1951.
He was a member of the Second Street Church of Christ and of the Exchange Club.
Mr. Carter is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nan Sue White Carter; three sons, Thomas B. Carter, Jr., Washington, D. C., Robert Tony Carter, Knoxville, and Major William C. Carter, U. S. Army, Korea; one sister, Mrs. Emma Ada, Elkton, Tenn. and two grandchildren.

CARTER, Thomas Merry The Pulaski Citizen 7 May 1952
Funeral services for Thomas Merry Carter, 83, retired farmer and livestock dealer of the Lynnville section, who died Sunday night, May 4, were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home. The Rev. W. C. Moorehead, pastor of the Lynnville Methodist Church, officiated and burial took place in the family lot in Maplewood Cemetery.
He died at 7:30 o'clock Sunday night at Giles County Hospital, following a long illness. Only last week he fell at his home, breaking his hip.
A lifelong resident of the county, he was born October 5, 1868, and was the son of the late James Merry Carter and Margaret Locke Carter, pioneer settlers of the county. He had been a member of the Methodist Church for many years.
Mr. Carter is survived by his wife, Mrs. Zada Woodward Carter; two daughters, Miss Annie Lou Carter, Orlando, Fla., and Mrs. Margaret C. Davis, Nashville; two sons, James Carter and Thomas M. Carter, Jr., both of Lynnville.
He was the last of his immediate family. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.



CARVELL, Cora Lee Ball The Pulaski Citizen 4 Jul 1956

Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Bell Ball Carvell, 75, Lynnville resident, were held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the home with the rites conducted by Gynnath Ford, minister of the Lynnville Church of Christ, and the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery. Mrs. Carvell died at 6:30 o'clock Monday morning at the home after a long illness.
A member of the Church of Christ, she was born February, 23, 1881, in Giles County, the daughter of the late Leander Ball and Sallie Hayes Ball.
Mrs. Carvell is survived by her husband, Robert Aymett Carvell, Sr.; four daughters, Mrs. Frank Hargrove and Mrs. Bascom Capley, both of Lynnville, Mrs. Pat Morgan, Columbia, and Mrs. Walter Cross, Bowling Green, Ky.; five sons, Grady Carvell, Dewey Carvell, and R. A. Carvell, Jr., all of Lynnville and Tonnie Carvell and C. L. Carvell, both of Pulaski; nineteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Anna Green, Nashville; and one brother, B. T. Ball, Lynnville. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge.

CARWILE, Etta Pearl Hendrix The Pulaski Citizen 23 Jan 1952
Etta Pearl Hendrix Carwile, 75, died at her home near Lester, Ala., Monday morning of a heart ailment. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hester's Chapel, with Elder Tonnis Davis, minister of the Church of Christ officiating.
A native of Alabama, Mrs. Carwile had lived almost all her life in Giles County. Her husband died two years ago.
She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Elmer Gatlin, Mrs. T. E. Townsend, Minor Hill, Mrs. Lester Wade, Lester, Ala., Mrs. W. H. Cowan, Elkmont, Ala.; one son, Marvin Carwile, Minor Hill; two sisters, Mrs. Gibson Long, Mrs. Jim Davis, Anderson, Ala.; 22 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren. Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

CASE, Rosalie Gilbert The Pulaski Citizen 6 Nov 1957
Funeral services for Mrs. E. L. Case, 73, were held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon, October 31, at Prospect Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. W. C. Folks, with burial in the Case Cemetery at Prospect. Mrs. Case died at 8:45 o'clock Wednesday morning at the home of her son, Gilbert Case, after a long illness.
A native of Giles County, she was the former Miss Rosalie Gilbert, daughter of the late T. G. Gilbert and Eudora Russell Gilbert and was a member of Prospect Methodist Church. Her husband, E. L. Case, died in 1942.
Mrs. Case is survived by two sons, Gilbert Case, and Ernest Case, Nashville; four daughters, Mrs. Lester Stephens, Briarfield, Ala., Mrs. Robert Paysinger, Huntsville, Ala., Mrs. Marvin Floeter, Nashville, and Miss Josephine Case, Prospect; eleven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lyle E. Gilbert and Russell C. Gilbert, both of Akron, Ohio; and two sisters, Mrs. J. H. Brazier, Prospect, and Mrs. Smith Campbell, Birmingham, Ala.


CASKEY, John The Pulaski Citizen 26 Dec 1951

Funeral services for John Caskey, 81, were held at the Robertson Church of Christ at 1 p. m. today.
Mr. Caskey died Thursday afternoon at his home near Lynnville after a brief illness.
E. H. Guthrie of Lewisburg officiated and burial was in the Robertson Cemetery.
A son of the late Will and Sarah Barrett Caskey, he was a farmer and a member of the Church of Christ.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jack Mathis, and two grandchildren.

CATHCART, John Andrew The Pulaski Citizen 20 Apr 1955
Funeral services for John Andrew Cathcart, 80, farmer of the Stella community, were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Pleasant Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Stella, with the Rev. E. B. Journey, Baptist minister officiating. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
Mr. Cathcart died at 8:15 o'clock Friday night, April 15, at his home in the Stella community after a long illness.
Born November 15, 1874, he was the son of the late W. H. Cathcart and Adelaide Burns Cathcart and was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mr. Cathcart is survived by his wife, Mrs. Addie Gooch Cathcart; one son, Elmer Cathcart, Stella; one granddaughter, Mrs. David Tarpley; and four grandchildren, Yokley. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

CATHCART, T. M. The Pulaski Citizen 6 Dec 1950
T. M. Cathcart, 50, a resident of the Pisgah community died Tuesday afternoon of a shotgun wound in his right temple, said to have been self-inflicted. A yardstick was use to discharge the12 guage gun which caused his death at approximately 4:30 p. m.
A half-brother Early Cathcart, of Pulaski, having finished an early supper at the house of his sister, Mrs. Etta Houze at Pisgah, went to call on his half-brother who lived alone, nearby. He discovered Mr. Cathcart's body in the bedroom of the residence at 5:15 o'clock. An investigation by the Sheriff's office set the time of death as within an hour of the discovery of the body. A child in the neighborhood is quoted as saying a shot was heard in the vicinity at about 4:30 o'clock.
A note was found stating, in part, that he found "he could not go on." This is thought to refer to the fact that Mr. Cathcart had been in ill health for several months. A farmer, he lived alone at his residence in the Pisgah community.

CATHCART, William Earl The Pulaski Citizen 11 Apr 1951
Funeral services for William Earl Cathcart, 65, retired carpenter were held at two o'clock Monday afternoon at the Pisgah Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Marshall D. Moss of Culleoka, a former pastor. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mr. Cathcart died unexpectedly in the yard of his home in Pulaski at 6:30 o'clock Sunday night. His death was attributed to a heart attack.
A native of Giles County, he was the son of the late M. C. Cathcart and Irene Coble Cathcart.
Mr. Cathcart is survived by one sister, Mrs. Etta Houze; and a brother, Claude Cathcart, both of Pisgah. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

CATO, Joseph William The Pulaski Citizen 24 Aug 1955
Joseph William Cato, 51, dairy farmer of the Bethel community, died suddenly of a heart attack about 6:30 o'clock Thursday morning, August 25, as he started on his daily farm duties.
Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Saturday morning at Bennett-May Funeral Home and burial will take place in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Nashville.
Born in Mississippi on March 18, 1904, he was the son of Mrs. A. C. Cato of Brookhaven and the late Mr.Cato. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
Mr. Cato was a traveling salesman for Butler Brothers, wholesale hardware concern of St. Louis, Mo., for many years, living in Nashville at the time. Eight years ago he came to Bethel and purchased a general merchandise store which he operated for three years. Since that time he has specialized in dairy farming.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Cato is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ruth Tallman Cato; tow daughters, Miss Anne Cato, a member of the elementary school faculty at David Lipscomb Collegge in Nashville, this summer serving as a counselor at a camp in New Jersey, and Miss Jane Cato, at home; one son, Jackson W. Cato, United States Navy, stationed in San Diego, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. W. J. Barron, Brookhaven, Miss., Mrs. Clifford Rawls, New Orleans, La., and Mrs. Armand Pierrault, Natchez, Miss.; and one brother, Horace Cato, Brookhaven, Miss. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

CAYCE, Shy Higgins The Pulaski Citizen 25 Oct 1950
Shy Higgins Cayce, 69, who was born in Pulaski, died at 10:30 o'clock Saturday morning, October 21, after a six weeks heart ailment at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Uzzelle, Sr., in Glen Allan, Miss.
Vice-president of George T. Broadnax, Inc., Memphis, Mr. Cayce had a background of a half century in the retail jewelry business.
Services were held at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon with burial in Forest High Cemetery, Memphis.
Mr. Cayce is survived by two daughters; one son, five grandchildren, and a brother, Kenneth Cayce, Nashville.

CHAMBERS, Clifton Harold The Pulaski Citizen 6 Apr 1955
Clifton Harold Chambers, 64, retired farmer and a veteran of World War I, died at 8:45 o'clock Thursday morning, March 31, at his home in the Elkton community following an operation performed March 14 at Thayer Veterans Hospital in Nashville. He had been in declining health for the past four years.
Funeral rites were held at 2 o'clock Friday at Elkton Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Cullen T. Carter and the Rev. H. L. Smith, pastor of the church, assisted by the Rev. Jack C. Jones, Baptist minister. Burial took place in the Elkton Cemetery.
Born March 31, 1891, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Ben Chambers and Mattie Elizabeth Whitfield Chambers. He died on his sixty-fourth birthday. Mr. Chambers was a steward in the Elkton Methodist Church, having joined the church at Vinta in his boyhood. He was a retired farmer and was a veteran of World War I, having served in combat duty in France.

Mr. Chambers is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alma Kate Brazier Chambers; one daughter, Mrs. James Broadway; one son, Ben Newton Chambers; three grandchildren, all of the Elkton section; one sister, Mrs. Earl Henderson, Prospect; and two brothers, Floyd Burt Chambers, Chattanooga, and Willie Chambers, Tulare, Calif. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

CHAMBERS, Ivon Walter The Pulaski Citizen 1 Aug 1951
Funeral services for Ivon Walter Chambers, 64, resident of Nashville, and former merchant of Elkton, who died Saturday night, July 28, at General Hospital in Nashville, were held at 1:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at Elkton Methodist Church. Rites were conducted by the Rev. Cullen T. Carter, pastor, and burial took place in Elkton Cemetery.
Born and reared in Giles County, he was the son of the late Will Chambers and Betty Taylor Chambers. He owned a grocery store in Elkton for many years, and approximately six years ago moved to Nashville where he worked in the same line of business.
He was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mr. Chambers, who was a single man, is survived by one brother, Aaron Chambers, of Corbin, Ky.

CHAMBERS, William Thomas The Pulaski Citizen 2 Jul 1952
William Thomas Chambers, 61, Pulaski employee of Stanley, Inc., for the past 15 years, died at 10:30 Friday night at Giles County Hospital three hours after being stricken by a heat stroke at a place of business in downtown Pulaski.
Funeral services were held at two o'clock Saturday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home by the Rev. A. E. Dimmock, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Pulaski. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mr. Chambers was a native of the county, the son of the late William Chambers and Mary Stafford Chambers, members of pioneer families who settled in the Agnew community in 1812.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the First Presbyterian Church in Pulaski.
Mr. Chambers is survived by a brother, Guy Chambers of Pulaski and a niece, Mrs. Richard Bruce of New Orleans, La.

CHAMBERS, Willie The Pulaski Citizen 30 Sep 1959
Willie Chambers, 54, native Giles Countian and retired farmer of Tulare, Calif., died at 8:30 o'clock Monday morning, September 28, at a hospital in that city after a period of declining health. Funeral services and burial will take place Saturday in Tulare.
Born July 11, 1905, he was the son of the late Ben Chambers and Mattie Whitfield Chambers. In his youth he joined the Methodist Church.
Mr. Chambers is survived by his wife, Mrs. Louise Dendy Chambers; eight children; one sister, Mrs. Earl Henderson, Prospect; and one brother, Floyd Chambers, Chattanooga.

CHAMBLISS, Mary Elizabeth The Pulaski Citizen 8 Aug 1951

Funeral services for Miss Mary Elizabeth Chambliss, 78, who died at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, August 7, at her home in the Eleventh Civil District, after a ten day illness, were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Friendship Methodist Church. Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister, officiated and burial took place in the Brown Cemetery.
A native of Giles County, she was the daughter of James Madison Chambliss and Sara Elizabeth Nevils Chambliss.
Miss Chambliss is survived by two brothers, Robert Lester Chambliss, Friendship, and Clyde Chambliss of Lawrenceburg; five nieces and three nephews. Pulaski Funeral Home, Funeral Directors.

CHAPMAN, Adelaide Rankin The Pulaski Citizen 6 Mar 1957
Funeral services for Mrs. Adelaide Rankin Chapman, 74, Pulaski resident, were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. William A. Jones, rector of the Episcopal Church, and Dr. J. Clark Hensley, pastor of First Baptist Church in Pulaski, with burial in Maplewood Cemetery. Mrs. Chapman died Friday at Giles County Hospital after a period of declining health.
A native of Marshall County, she was the daughter of the late Robert S. Rankin and Mary Pyland Rankin, and was a member of the Baptist Church in Lewisburg.
Mrs. Chapman is survived by her husband, E. E. Chapman, retired Pulaski merchant; and one sister, Mrs. John Harris, Miami, Fla. Bennett-May Company, Morticians in charge.

CHAPMAN, Arthur P. "Nat" The Pulaski Citizen 28 Mar 1956
Arthur P. "Nat" Chapman, 41, farmer and logger of Pulaski, died about 5 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at his home on the Elkton Highway.
Deputy Sheriff Hal Stewart said that Mr. Chapman appaarently had swallowed an insecticide. He was at home alone at the time and his body was found in the bathroom.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Friday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home and burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery in Pulaski.
A native of Giles County, Mr. Chapman was the son of Arthur Chapman of Pulaski and the late Ruth Barlar Chapman. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Brick Church.
In addition to his father, he is survived by his widow, Mrs. Edith Williams Chapman, a brother, Garland A. Chapman, Pulaski, and a niece and nephew.

CHAPMAN, Bob The Pulaski Citizen 22 Apr 1959
Funeral services for Bob Chapman, 62, farmer of the Eleventh Civil District, were held a t 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Raymond L. Greenway, pastor of Berea Methodist Church. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mr. Chapman died at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday morning at Giles County Hospital after a lengthy period of declining health.
Born February 14, 1897, in Giles County, he was the son of the late John T. Chapman and Sue A. Hall Chapman. He was a member of the Berea Methodist Church.
His wife, Mrs. Rena Belle Wheeler Chapman, died several years ago.
Mr. Chapman is survived by two sons, Loyd Chapman and Wheeler Chapman, Berea; four grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Dan Marks, Berea.. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge.

CHAPMAN, Daphney June The Pulaski Citizen 19 Feb 1958
Mrs. Lon L. Chapman, 59, resident of the Shores Community, died at 10:30 o'clock
Friday morning, February 7, at Giles County Hospital after several years declining health.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, February 9, at Pleasant Ridge Methodist Church. The Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister, officiated, and burial took place in the church cemetery.
Born June 21, 1898, in Giles County, she was the former Miss Daphney June Harwell, daughter of the late Tom Harwell and Eliza Glover Harwell, and was a member of the Methodist Church. She was twice married; her first husband was Lacey Tucker who died many years ago.
Mrs. Chapman is survived by her husband, Lon L. Chapman; five sons, Leslie Tucker, Fall River and Harold Tucker, Pulaski, by a former marriage; and Bernard Chapman, Shores, James Chapman, Pulaski, and Bobby Chapman, Florence, Ala.; five step-children, Mrs. Floyd Spraggins, Fort Worth, Texas, Mrs. Albert Tackle, Decatur, Texas, and Mrs. Loyd Wilburn, Florence, Ala., Mrs. Daly Chapman, Louisville, Ky., Ewing Chapman, Goodspring; twenty-five grandchildren; two brothers, Floyd Harwell, Minor Hill, and Elmer Harwell, Dallas, Texas; and one sister, Mrs. Tally Comer, Dallas, Texas. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge.

CHAPMAN, David Michael The Pulaski Citizen 20 Feb 1952
Funeral services for David Michael Chapman, four month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Chapman, were held at noon Wednesday at Scotts Hill Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
The infant died early Tuesday morning, February 19, at the home, after a brief illness with influenza.
In addition to the parents, the child is survived by the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Chapman of Scotts Hill, and Mr. and Mrs. Charlie J. Bobo of Lawrence County. Pulaski Funeral Home, Funeral Directors.

CHAPMAN, James Monroe The Pulaski Citizen 11 Jan 1956
Funeral services for James Monroe Chapman, 91, retired farmer of the Berea community, were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Raymond Greenway, pastor of the Berea Methodist Church. Burial took place in the New Zion Cemetery.
He died at 9:15 o'clock Saturday morning in Madison at the home of his son, James Hoyt Chapman, after a long illness.
A native of Giles County, he was born October 21, 1864, the son of the late Francis Marion Chapman and Sarah McMillion Chapman. He was a member of the Berea Methodist Church, having served as a steward more than fifty-five years.
His wife, Mrs. Joella Hall Chapman, died May 3, 1953.

Mr. Chapman is survived by one son, Hoyt Chapman, Madison; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Maxwell, Pulaski and Mrs. James P. Williams, Nashville; six grandchildren, nine grandchildren; one brother, Auvy Chapman, Decatur, Ala.; one sister, Mrs. Ollie Craig, Pulaski; and two half-brothers, Eugene Chapman and Arthur L. Chapman, both of Pulaski. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors in charge.

CHAPMAN, Joella Hall The Pulaski Citizen 5 May 1954
Mrs. Joella Hall Chapman, 88, wife of J. Monroe Chapman, died Sunday morning at Madison Hospital where she had been a patient one week, following a lengthy illness.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. W. J. Fesmire, Methodist minister, assisted by Dr. Jeffrey Reese of Madison. Burial took place in New Zion Cemetery on the Lewisburg highway.
A lifelong resident of Giles County, she was born March 27, 1866, the daughter of the late Abe Hall and Elizabeth Ingram Hall, and had been a member of the Methodist Church for many years.
Mrs. Chapman is survived by her husband, J. Monroe Chapman; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Maxwell, Twelfth District, and Mrs. James Williams, Nashville; one son, Hoyt Chapman, Madison; several grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. John T. Chapman, Twelfth District, and Mrs. Walter Clark, Odd Fellows Hall. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

CHAPMAN, John W. (Billy) The Pulaski Citizen 6 May 1959
Funeral services for John W. (Billy) Chapman, 74, retired carpenter and plumber of Pulaski, were held at 3:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at First Baptist Church, with the Rev. W. Floyd Cates, pastor of the church, officiating. Burial took place in the Chapman Cemetery at Wales. Mr. Chapman died of a heart attack at 6:30 o'clock Monday morning, April 27, in Giles County Hospital.
Born in Giles County, he was the son of the late John H. Chapman and Mary Martin Chapman and was a member of the Baptist Church. His wife, Mrs. Della Forline Chapman, died November 10, 1934.
Mr. Chapman is survived by five daughters, Miss Clara Chapman and Mrs. Daniel Kolle, Pulaski, Miss Eula Mae Chapman, and Mrs. Dewey Porter, Nashville, and Mrs. Edward Willoughby, Peoria, Ill.; one son, Brown Chapman, Pulaski; eight grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Sam Rose, Pulaski, Mrs. Marshall Francis, Shelbyville, Mrs. Joe Dickey, Ethridge, and Mrs. Lonnie Cross, Lynnville; and three brothers, Cove l. Chapman, Columbia, and Sam Chapman and Matt Chapman, Giles County.

CHAPMAN, Joseph Martin The Pulaski Citizen 23 Jan 1957
Funeral services for Joseph Martin Chapman, 90, retired blacksmith of Pulaski, who died on January 7 at the home of a son, Joe Hicks Chapman, at Mayodam, N. C., were held the following day at the Baptist Church near Madison, N. C., with burial taking place in the Municipal Cemetery in Mayodan.
Mr. Chapman is also survived by another son, Roy B. Chapman, Chattanooga; and two grandchildren, Jackie Chapman and Barbara Ann Chapman, Mayodan.

CHAPMAN, Lester Daniel The Pulaski Citizen 10 Sep 1958

Funeral services for Lester Daniel Chapman, 78, native of Giles County, will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Appleton Church of Christ, conducted by Alden Hendrix, minister of the Church of Christ. Burial will take place in the church cemetery.
Born in Giles County, he was the son of the late Sim Chapman and Susan Jane Moore Chapman. He was a former teacher in both Giles and Lawrence County, a funeral director at Appleton for a number of years, a retired farmer and has served as a member of the Lawrence County School Board.
Mr. Chapman is survived by his second wife, Mrs. Laura Chapman; one daughter, Mrs. Wallace Nelson, Los Angles, Calif.; two sons, Alvie Chapman, Loretto, and Raymond Chapman, Five Points, Lawrence County; nine grandchildren; and one brother, L. L. Chapman of the Shores community.

CHAPMAN, Lula Mae Warren The Giles Free Press __ Sep 1957
Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Mae Warren Chapman, age 83, of Pulaski were held at 2:30 p. m. on Wednesday in Bennett-May chapel with rites conducted by Dr. W. H. Mansfield. Burial was in the family lot in Maplewood. Mrs. Chapman died Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 24 at Giles County Hospital after an extended illness.
She was a daughter of the late Thomas Henry Warren and Mary Elizabeth Tucker Warren of Lincoln County and was born January 29, 1874. Her husband died about eight years ago, was a livestock dealer in Pulaski.
Mrs. Chapman is survived by a son, James Chapman of Birmingham, Ala.; three sisters, Mrs. W. M. Giley of Decatur, Ala., mrs. H. P. Bracken of Homestead, Fla., and Miss Elizabeth Warren of Miami, Fla.; and two brothers, George Butler Warren of Fort Worth, Texas and E. F. Warren of Pensacola, Fla.

CHAPMAN, Martha Ann Wall The Pulaski Citizen 18 Apr 1951
Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Ann Wall Chapman, 88, widow of Buck Chapman, who died at 6:35 o'clock Monday night April 9, at Giles County Hospital will be held at one o'clock Thursday afternoon at Pulaski Funeral Home. The Rev. Loyd Hickman, Baptist minister, will officiate and burial will take place in Lynnwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Chapman was born October 21, 1862, in Giles County, the daughter of the late Tom Wall and Mary Pillow Wall.
Mrs. Chapman is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Sallie Pollion, Linden, Mrs. Annie Carter and Mrs. Evie Brashears, both of Oklahoma and Mrs. E. B. Parker of Pulaski; five sons, Luther Chapman, Culleoka, Owen Chapman of Pulaski, Bill Chapman of Texas, and Wes Chapman of Columbia and Matt Chapman, Santa Fe; a number of grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Lou Tucker, Columbia; and Mrs. Rosie Hazelwood, Pulaski; and one brother, Lindsay Wall, Columbia. Pulaski Funeral Home, Funeral Directors.

CHAPMAN, Minnie Coleman The Pulaski Citizen 25 Jan 1950

Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Coleman Chapman, 63, who died at 6 o'clockon Monday morning, January 23, 1950, at the home on East Maple Street, following a long illness, were held at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home. Rites were conducted by Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister, and burial took place in Lynnwood Cemetery.
A lifelong resident of the county, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Coleman and Mary Dotson Coleman, and a member of the Baptist Church.
Mrs. Chapman is survived by her husband, Owen Chapman; a sister, Mrs. Lizzie Simpson, Pulaski; and one brother, Ed Coleman, Diana.

CHAPMAN, John Richard The Pulaski Citizen 26 Feb 1958
CHAPMAN, Lucinda Shrader
Joint funeral services for John Richard Elmo Chapman, 88, and his wife, Mrs. Lucinda Shrader Chapman, 88, who died within hours of each other, will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at Scotts Hill Baptist Church. The rites will be conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton and the Rev. Argine Hughes, Baptist ministers, and burial will take place in the family lot in the church cemetery.
Mr. Chapman died at 3:10 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Lawrence County Hospital after a brief illness, and Mrs. Chapman died at 6:50 o'clock Thursday morning at the same hospital after an extended period of declining health.
Mr. Chapman was born May 13, 1869, in Giles County, the son of the late Bob Chapman and Elizabeth Parker Chapman. Mrs. Chapman, the former Miss Lucinda Shrader, was born in Giles County on February 20, 1870, the daughter of the late Tuck Shrader and Betty McDonald Shrader. Both were members of the Baptist Church.
Mr. and Mrs. Chapman are survived by one son, Lee Chapman, Scotts Hill; four daughters, Mrs. Howard Smith and Mrs. James Davis, both of Paris, Tenn., Mrs. Ewin B. Cox, Scotts Hill, and Mrs. Willie Roberts, Decatur, Ala.; twelve grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors in charge.

CHAPMAN, Lon L. The Pulaski Citizen 12 Nov 1958
Lon L. Chapman, 75, farmer of the 18th Civil District, was found dead in his car in a Pulaski parking lot Thursday afternoon, November 13. His death was attributed to natural causes.
Born May 3, 1883 in Giles County, he was the son of the late Sims Chapman and Susan Moore Chapman. He was a Methodist.
His first wife, Mrs. Martha Jane Stockman Chapman, died in 1920, and his second wife, Mrs. Daphne June Harwell Chapman died February 7, this year.
Mr. Chapman is survived by his wife Mrs. Sadie McGee Chapman; five sons, Daly Chapman, Louisville, Ky., Ewing Chapman, Goodsprings, Bernard Chapman, Shores, James Chapman, Pulaski, and Bobby Chapman, Florence, Ala.; three daughters, Mrs. Floyd Spraggins, Fort Worth, Texas, Mrs. Albert Tackle, Decatur, Texas, and Mrs. Loyd Wilburn, Florence, Ala.; 5 step-sons, Leslie Tucker, Fall River, and Harold Tucker, Pulaski; Joe Tom Bragg, Minor Hill, William Bragg, Florida, and Cecil Bragg, Nashville; three step-daughters, Mrs. Robert Hughes, Mrs. Jack Cox, Pulaski, and Mrs. James Owens, Vansant, Va.; and twenty-six grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were incomplet at press time (Thursday). Pulaski Funeral Home in charge.


CHAPMAN, Lula Mae Warren The Pulaski Citizen 25 Sep 1957
Funeral services for Mrs. Ozro Chapman, 83, Pulaski housewife, were held at 3:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Bennett-May Chapel with the rites conducted by Dr. William H. Mansfield. Burial took place in the family lot in Maplewood Cemetery. Mrs. Chapman died Tuesday afternoon at Giles County Hospital after a long illness.
The former Miss Lula Mae Warren, she was born January 29, 1874, in Lincoln County, the daughter of the late Thomas Henry Warren and Mary Elizabeth Tucker Warren. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Her husband, Ozro Chapman, prominent livestock dealer of the county, died approximately eight years ago.
Mrs. Chapman is survived by one son, James Chapman, Birmingham, Ala.; three sisters, Mrs. W. M. Giley, Decatur, Ala., Mrs. H. P. Bracken, Homestead, Fla., and Miss Elizabeth Warren, Miami, Fla., and two brothers, George Butler Warren, Fort Worth, Texas, and E. F. Warren, Pensacola, Fla. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

CHAPMAN, Mamie Forline The Pulaski Citizen 03 Oct 1956
Funeral services for Mrs. Hugh Chapman, 70, Pulaski housewife, were held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at First Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. J. Clark Hensley, pastor of the church, and burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mrs. Chapman died unexpectedly of a heart ailment at 3:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at the home in Pulaski after a long period of failing health.
The former Miss Mamie Forline, she was born July 22, 1886, the daughter of the late Henry Forline and Henrietta Schrader Forline, and was the wife of Hugh Chapman who died about sixteen years ago. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Mrs. Chapman is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Nola C. Gray, Pulaski; and Mrs Charles F. Hissong, Los Angeles, Calif.; one son, Raymond Chapman, Pulaski; seven grandchildren; and two brothers, T. H. Forline, Pulaski and George R. Forline, Lubbock, Texas. Bennett May Co., morticians in charge.

CHAPMAN, Ozro Orman The Pulaski Citizen 17 Oct 1956
Funeral services for Ozro Orman Chapman, 63, veteran of World War I and an insurance agent, were held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Northwood Methodist Church with the burial taking place in Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens in Florence, Ala. Mr. Chapman died at one o'clock Thursday afternoon at his home in Florence after a long illness.
Born June 15, 1893, in Giles County, he was the son of the late W. P. (Ben) Chapman and Rebecca Worsham Chapman. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
His first wife, Mrs. Lucile Kelly Chapman, died in 1940. His second wife, Mrs. Margaret Harrison Chapman, survives. Other survivors include five sons, Ozro Orman Chapman, Jr., Billy Chapman, and J. B. Chapman, Birmingham, Ala., Bobby Chapman, Fort Benning, Ga., and John Chapman, Florence, Ala.; two daughters, Mrs. Walter Kennedy, and Mrs. Mary C. Moore, Cocoa, Fla.; nine grandchildren; one brother, Ben Sam Chapman, Pulaski; one sister, Mrs. L.B. Seymour, Birmingham, Ala.; and one half-sister, Mrs. Geneva Morris, Pulaski; and his step-mother, Mrs. Edith Sands Chapman, Pulaski.


CHAPMAN, Rena Bell The Pulaski Citizen 6 Apr 1955
Funeral services for Mrs. Bob Chapman, 55, resident of Berea community, will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. W. J. Fesmire, pastor of Berea Methodist Church. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mrs. Chapman died at 2 o'clock Wednesday morning, April 6, at Giles County Hospital.
The former Miss Rena Bell Wheeler, she was born July 3, 1900, the daughter of the late John I. Wheeler and Josephine Dugger Wheeler. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mrs Chapman is survived by her husband, Bob Chapman; two sons, Herbert W. Chapman and Loyd B. Chapman; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs Susie Marks and Mrs. Earl Tarpley; and four brothers, Charlie Wheeler, Dan Wheeler, John Wheeler and Bob Wheeler, all of Giles County. Bennett-May and Company, Directors.

CHAPMAN, Susie Hall The Pulaski Citizen 27 Oct 1954
Funeral services for Mrs. Susie Hall Chapman, 83, resident of the Berea community, were held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon, October 15, at Bennett-May Funeral Home. Rites were conducted by the Rev. W. J. Fesmire, pastor of Berea Methodist Church of which she was a member, and the Rev. W. C. Moorehead, a former pastor. Burial took place in the family lot in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mrs. Chapman died October 14 at Giles County Hospital, having sustained a paralytic stroke a few days previous.
Born June 16, 1871, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Abe Hall and Elizabeth Ingrum Hall. Her husband, John Chapman, died March 10, 1945.
Mrs. Chapman is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Dan Marks, who lived with her mother; one son, Bob Chapman, Berea; four grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. G. W. Clark, Odd Fellows Hall. Bennett-May in charge.

CHEATHAM, Clarissa Hooten The Pulaski Citizen 16 Sep 1959
Funeral services for Mrs. Nat B. Cheatham, 44, were held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at London Funeral Home in Lewisburg with Jack Dunn, Church of Christ minister, officiating. Burial took place in Lone Oak Cemetery, Lewisburg. Mrs. Cheatham died of a heart attack Wednesday morning, September 9, at her home in the Lynnville section.
The former Miss Clarissa Hooten, she was a native of Marshall County, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Marcum Hooten of Lewisburg. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Cheatham is survived by her husband, Nat B. Cheatham; one daughter, Miss Patricia Cheatham, Lewisburg; one son, Granville Cheatham, Lynnville; one sister, Mrs. Robert Walker; and one brother, J. W. Hooten, both of Lewisburg.

CHEATHAM, Fletcher Burkett The Pulaski Citizen 16 Sep 1953
Funeral services for Fletcher Burkett Cheatham, 37, veteran of World War II, were held at 10 o'clock Saturday morning at Bennett-May Funeral Home with the Rev. Sam R. Dodson, Jr., pastor of First Methodist Church, officiating. Burial took place in Lynnwood Cemetery at Lynnville.

Mr. Cheatham died early Thursday night at Giles County Hospital. He was born 11 Jan 1916, in Giles County and graduated from Giles County High School. Upon entering the business world he was employed for a time by the State of Tennessee, later going into the military service, where he attained the rank of second lieutenant. He then accepted a position as merchandiser with Montgomery-Ward Company in Detroit, Mich., which he held until ill health caused his retirement several months ago.
He was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mr. Cheatham is survived by the aunt who reared him, Mrs. Robbie Vaughn Matthews; one brother, David E. Cheatham, Pulaski attorney; two step-sisters, Mrs. Modena Powell and Mrs. Lorena Holland, both of Nashville; and two other aunts, Mrs. Fred Scott and Mrs.Cynthia Pittard, both of Pulaski. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

CHEATHAM, Joseph Lee The Pulaski Citizen 30 Apr 1958
Funeral services for Joseph Lee Cheatham, Sr., 77, retired Maury County farmer, will be held at 10:30 o'clock Thursday morning at Williams Funeral Home in Columbia, with the burial in Philadelphia Cemetery in that county. Mr. Cheatham died at 5 o'clock Wednesday morning at Maury County Hospital after a four months illness.
Born in Maury County, he was the son of the late B. Frank Cheatham and Josie Kerr Cheatham, later residents of the Campbellsville Community. He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Cheatham is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mamie Davidson Cheatham; three sons, Frank Thomas Cheatham, Joseph Lee Cheatham, Jr., and Howard Kerr Cheatham; and two grandchildren, all of Columbia; five sisters, Miss Neeley Cheatham, Miss Lena Cheatham, Mrs. Bedford Matthews and Mrs. Myrtle Matthews, all of Columbia, and Mrs. Herbert J. Evans, Pulaski; and one brother, Delma Cheatham, Columbia.

CHEATHAM, Luther Marvin The Pulaski Citizen 29 Jan 1958
Funeral services for Luther Marvin Cheatham, 80, retired farmer of the Brick Church Community, will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home. Rites will be conducted by Tom Holland, minister of East Hill Church of Christ and burial will take place in Lynnwood Cemetery. Mr. Cheatham died at 6:20 o'clock Wednesday morning, January 29, at Giles County Hospital after a long period of declining health.
Born January 27, 1878, in Marshall County, he was the son of the late James Cheatham and Kitty Harris Cheatham. He had lived in Giles County since early manhood and was a member of the Church of Christ.
Mr. Cheatham is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bessie Baxter Cheatham; three daughters, Mrs. Arch Taylor, Dalton, Ga., Miss Mary Cheatham, Tampa, Fla., and Mrs. Ewell Scott, Culleoka; five sons, Thomas Cheatham, and Robert L. Cheatham, Nashville, Charlie Cheatham, Nat Cheatham, and Jesse Cheatham, all of Lynnville; and thirteen grandchildren. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors in charge.

CHEEK, William Harris The Pulaski Citizen 24 Sep 1958

William Harris Cheek, 74, retired Pulaski merchant, died of a cerebral hemorrhage at 11:45 p. m. Wednesday at Giles County Hospital after a period of declining health.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a. m. Friday at Bennett-May Funeral Home in Pulaski. Dr. Bruce Strother and Dr. W. H. Mansfield, Methodist ministers of Pulaski, and the Rev. Wallace Carr, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, will officiate and burial will take place in Maplewood Cemetery in Pulaski.
Mr. Cheek was a native of Pulaski, the son of the late B. S. Cheek and Julia Brandstetter Cheek. He was educated at Abernathy Preparatory School in Pulaski and was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Cheek entered business with his father in Pulaski soon after graduation, and later owned and operated Cheek's Bakery on the East side of the public square in Pulaski from 1916 until his retirement.
Mr. Cheek is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ada Bralliar Cheek; two daughters, Mrs. William Dean of Giles County and Mrs. Grady Paul Roland of Jackson; a son, William H. Cheek, Jr., of Fort Myers, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Will Jones of Nashville; a brother, B. A. Cheek of Nashville; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

CHILDERS, Betty Hine Richardson The Pulaski Citizen 12 Mar 1958
Funeral services for Mrs. Robert J. Childers, wife of Dr. Childers, were held at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning in Plainfield, N. J. Mrs. Childers died on Saturday morning, March 8, after a short illness.
A resident of Plainfield for many years, Mrs. Childers was the former Miss Betty Hine Richardson of Athens, Ala.
In addition to Dr. Childers, Mrs. Childers is survived by one daughter, Mrs. George Lane, Plainfield; and two sons, Ros R. Childers, Plainfield and Edward Childers, Nashville.

CHILDERS, Mary Holland Grant The Pulaski Citizen 18 Jun 1958
Funeral services for Mary Holland Grant Childers, 76, Pulaski resident, were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home. Rites were conducted by Dr. Bruce Strother and Dr. William H. Mansfield, pastors of First Methodist Church, and burial took place in the family lot in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mrs Childers died Friday night, June 13, in Giles County Hospital after a period of declining health.
Born at Pulaski, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Taliaferro Grant and Helen Buford Grant, and was a member of the Methodist Church. Her husband, Joseph B. Childers, member of the firm of Childers Grocery and Seed Company, died June 26, 1918.
Mrs. Childers is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Clarence Abernathy and Mrs. Pat Bethell, Pulaski; one son, Joseph Childers, Jr., Nashville; seven grandchildren and one great-grandson; and one sister, Mrs. Mark Eslick, Pulaski. Bennett-May and Company in charge.

CHILES, James Emerson The Pulaski Citizen 17 Jul 1957

Funeral services for James Emerson Chiles, 87, retired farmer and merchant, were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Pleasant Hill Cumberland Church at Stella, conducted by the Rev. W. C. Folks, Methodist minister. Burial took place in the church cemetery. Mr. Chiles died unexpectedly Sunday night, July 14, at his home in Lawrenceburg where he had made his home for the past three years.
Born December 27, 1869, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Roland Chiles and Sarah Clark Chiles, and was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mr. Chiles is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ada Gooch Chiles; one son, James E. Chiles, Jr.; and one step-daughter, Mrs. Troy Lehman, both of Miami, Fla., and one brother, Walter Chiles, Lawrenceburg. Wilson T. Carter and Company, Morticians in charge.

CHRISTOPHER, John Paul The Pulaski Citizen 22 Feb 1956
The body of John Paul Christopher, 45, one of two Pulaski men who drowned Sunday in a fishing accident at Wheeler Dam, was recovered Wednesday afternoon.
Mr. Christopher, operator of a West College Street Service Station, vanished in the stream when the boat capsized.
Mr. Christopher was a member of the Methodist Church and of the Pulaski Lions Club.
Funeral services for Mr. Christopher will be at 2 p. m. Thursday at the First Methodist Church by the Rev. Sam R. Dodson, Jr., pastor. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Nell Stigall Christopher; two daughters, Misses Marilyn and Phillis Ann Christopher; his mother, Mrs. Sarah Porter Christopher; two sisters, Mrs. Luthene Reed, Pulaski, and Mrs. Reba McCormick, Minor Hill; and five brothers, Floyd and William B. Christopher, Pulaski; Orel Christopher, Nashville; Hayden Christopher, Nyack, N. Y., and Royce Christopher, Haines City, Fla.

CHRISTOPHER, Julia Harrison The Pulaski Citizen 31 May 1950
Mrs. Julia Harrison Christopher, resident of Louisville, Ky., died suddenly on Thursday morning, May 18. Funeral rites and burial took place on Saturday in that city.
Mrs. Christopher is survived by her husband, Braden Christopher; one daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Drury; one son, Robert Christopher; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William D. Harrison; six sisters, Mrs. Alene Wantland, Miss Edna Harrison, Mrs. Dora Baker, Mrs. Ethel Cissel, Mrs. Ona Hicks, and Mrs. Katherine Owen; and three brothers, Ed Harrison, Luke Harrison, and Daniel Harrison, all of Louisville, Ky.

CHRISTOPHER, Robert Braden The Pulaski Citizen 21 May 1952
Funeral services for Robert Braden Christopher, 62, native of Giles County, were held in Louisville, Ky., at Oakdale Methodist Church Monday afternoon, conducted by the pastor. Burial took place in that city.
Mr. Christopher, who had been employed in the Louisville and Nashville railroad shops in Louisville for many years, died of a heart ailment Friday, May 16, at a hospital following a brief illness.

Born and reared in Giles County, he was well known here, moving to Louisville, Ky., in 1922. He was an active member of the Methodist Church.
His wife, Mrs. Julia Harrison Christopher, died about two years ago.
Mr. Christopher is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Jack Drury, San Francisco, Calif., one son, Robert Ray Christopher, Louisville, Ky.; two grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. W. F. Harwell, Mrs. Ben Holt, and Mrs. John Bledsoe, all of Pulaski, and Mrs. R. M. Tuttle, Kansas City, Mo.; and two brothers, Ross Christopher, Stanfield, Oregon and Walter Christopher, Pulaski.

CHUNN, Charley Boyd The Pulaski Citizen 24 Aug 1955
Lightning killed Charley Boyd Chunn, 67, carpenter of Route One, Cornersville, as he worked in a barn on the J. Hart Leonard farm near Brick Church when the bolt struck at 4:30 p. m.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p. m. Wednesday at the Methodist Church at Cornersville. Burial was in the Cornersville Cemetery.
He was a native of Maury County, but had spent most of his life near Cornersville. His parents were Thomas J. and Dolly Sampson Chunn. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Sammie Hyde Chunn; two daughters, Mrs. A. E. McMillian, Cornersville, and Mrs. Mark Curtis, Lewisburg; three sons, Joe W. Chunn, Cornersville, Buford Chunn, Chicago, and Ernest Chunn, Florida; four sisters, Mrs. Lum Hartley and Mrs. Howard Barnes, Bethesda community, Mrs. Olga Stephens, Nashville, and Mrs. Iva Moore, Pottsville; four brothers, H. T. and Nolie Chunn, Columbia, Sam Chunn, Nashville, and Morton Chunn, Bethesda; and ten grandchildren.

CHURCH, Maney Sims The Pulaski Citizen 31 Oct 1956
Maney Sims Church, 82, Pulaski church and civic leader and retired businessman, died of a heart ailment about midnight Monday, October 29, at Giles County Hospital.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church by Dr. Bruce Strother, pastor, and Dr. W. H. Mansfield, associate pastor and Dr. R. B. Stone. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery in Pulaski.
A native of Williamson County, Mr. Church was the son of the late Captain J. P. Church and Sophronia Yokley Church. He was educated at Battle Ground Academy in Franklin and began his business career as a traveling salesman, a position he held for several years prior to moving to Pulaski in 1917.
Mr. Church was engaged in the real estate business for some time in the early part of his life in Pulaski and later formed the M. S. Church Auto Parts Company which he operated until his retirement. He was a former member of the Board of Mayor and Alderman and was active in church and civic affairs as a member of First Methodist Church, the Morgan Bible Class, the Chamber of Commerce and the Giles County Sportsman's Club.
Mr. Church is survived by his wife, Mrs. Pearl Booth Church; a son, John T. Church, Pulaski; a daughter, Mrs. Marion Slaughter, Hollywood, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Robbie Lee, Nashville; a brother, Ernest Church, Nashville; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

CLARK, Angeline Adams The Pulaski Citizen 4 Nov 1953

Mrs. Angeline Adams Clark, 84, died Sunday following a long illness, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Walker, in the Lynnville community.
Funeral services were held at one o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the residence, conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister. Burial took place in Lynnwood Cemetery.
Born September 23, 1869, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late W. J. Adams and Elvorie Sweeney Adams. She was a member of the Baptist Church.
In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Clark is survived by a son, F. M. Ayers, Canton, Ill.; twelve grandchildren; and twelve great grandchildren. Bennett-May and Company, funeral directors in charge of funeral arrangements.

CLARK, Arrow The Pulaski Citizen 16 Jan 1957
Funeral services for Arrow Clark, 81, native Giles Countian, will be held at one o'clock Friday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home. Rites will be conducted by Dr. W. H. Mansfield and burial will take place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mr. Clark, who had made his home in Nashville for several years, died at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning at General Hospital, Nashville, having sustained a paralytic stroke the week before.
Born in May of 1875 at Diana, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Clark, and was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mr. Clark is survived by his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Harwell Clark; also a native Giles Countian; one daughter, Mrs. Ladye C. Park, Nashville; three sisters, Mrs. Will Price and Mrs. Florence Eslick, Pulaski and Mrs. Will Hodge, Cornersville; and one brother, Joe Clark, Pulaski. Bennett-May Funeral Company, Morticians in charge.

CLARK, Billy Morris The Pulaski Citizen 2 May 1956
Funeral services for Billy Morris Clark, 20, were held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Diana Methodist Church and burial took place in the Diana Cemetery.
Mr. Clark, who had undergone a heart operation at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, died early Thursday morning.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. James Clark of Diana, he was graduated from Beech Hill High School. In addition to the parents, Mr. Clark is survived by two brother, Terry Clark and Carl Dean Clark; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Clark, Diana and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Clark, Cornersville.

CLARK, Fannie ElizabethHall The Pulaski Citizen 9 Feb 1958
Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie Elizabeth Hall Clark, 81, resident of Odd Fellows Hall Community, were held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by Tom Holland, minister of East Hill Church of Christ. Burial took place in Providence Cemetery. Mrs. Clark died Thursday morning, April 3, at her home.
Born June 1, 1876, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Abraham Hall and Elizabeth Ingram Hall, and was a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband, G. W. Clark, died a number of years ago.

Mrs. Clark, the last member of her immediate family, is survived by one son, Robert Lee Clark, Odd Fellows Hall; one daughter, Mrs. Lois McClintock, Unionville; and nine grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Bennett-May and Company, in charge.



CLARK, Hattie Robinson The Pulaski Citizen 22 Jan 1958
Funeral services for Mrs. Hattie Robinson Clark, 78, widow of Ben Clark, were held Saturday afternoon at McDaniel Funeral Home in Cornersville with the burial in the Cornersville Cemetery. She died at a Columbia nursing home on Thursday night after a long illness.
A native of Giles County, she was the daughter of the late J. A. Robinson and Callie Robinson. Her husband died several years ago.
Mrs. Clark is survived by four brothers, Clarence Robinson, Loyd Robinson and Joe Robinson, all of Giles County, and J. A . Robinson of California.

CLARK, Ida Lou Burgess The Pulaski Citizen 3 Jul 1957
Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Lou Burgess Clark, 80, Pulaski resident, were held at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by Dr. William H. Mansfield and burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery. Mrs. Clark died at 1:15 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Giles County Hospital after a period of declining health.
Born June 6, 1877, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late James C. Burgess and Margaret Young Burgess, and was a member of the Methodist Church.
Her husband, John Bunyan Clark, died June 2, 1937.
Mrs. Clark is survived by one son, John M. Clark, Pulaski postal employee; one brother, L. B. Burgess, Brick Church; and one sister, Mrs. Ollie Smith, Old Hickory. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

CLARK, Mackie Mae Blackburn The Pulaski Citizen 13 May 1959
Funeral services for Mrs. Mackie Mae Blackburn Clark, 74, widow of Waycliffe Clark of Jamestown, N. Y. were held Friday afternoon in Jamestown with the burial in that city. Mrs. Clark died of a heart attack in a hospital on Wednesday night, May 6.
Born and reared in the ancestral home near Lynnville, she was the daughter of the late Capt. James Knox Polk Blackburn and Nancy Laird Blackburn.
Her husband, Wycliffe Clark, died a number of years ago.
Mrs. Clark is survived by one daughter, Mrs. George Shields, Grand Rapids, Mich., and one son, Laird Clark, Jamestown; and several nieces and nephews.
Edward O. Blackburn of Lynnville, nephew, flew to Jamestown to attend the rites.

CLARK, Mary The Pulaski Citizen 6 Sep 1950

Funeral services for Miss Mary Clark, 81, former resident of Lynnville, who died on Monday September 4, in a Nashville nursing home, were held at 11 o'clock on Tuesday morning at the graveside in Lynnwood Cemetery in Lynnville, conducted by the Rev. J. C. Wallace, pastor of Lynnville Methodist Church.
Miss Clark, a native of Mulberry, Tenn., was the daughter of the late Dr. Byrd Patterson Clark and Anthony Dismukes Clark. She was a sister of the late Dr. Mark L. Clark, prominent physician of Lynnville. Upon completion of her academic education she studied nursing in Nashville, where she followed that profession for twenty-five years. Twenty-one years ago she came to Lynnville to reside.
Miss Clark, a member of the Lynnville Presbyterian Church, is survived by one niece, Mrs. Willie Clark Sherrell, Nashville; and two nephews, William H. Buford, St. Louis, Mo., and Mark P. Buford, Batesville, Miss.

CLARK, Mrs. Robert S. Teares The Pulaski Citizen 7 Oct 1959
Word was received here Wednesday morning of the death in Uniontown, Ky., of Mrs. Robert S. Clark, the mother of Mrs. Joe W. Henry, Jr.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete at noon Wednesday. Mrs. Clark was a native of Uniontown, daughter of the late Judge and Mrs. William Teares. She was a communicant of St. Agnes Catholic Church.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Joe W. Henry, Jr., and two grandsons, Joe W. Henry, III, and Robert Clark Henry, all of Pulaski.

CLARK, Myrtle Harwell The Pulaski Citizen 25 Sep 1957
Funeral services for Mrs. Arrow Clark, 76, native of Giles County, will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Bennett-May Chapel with burial in the family lot in Maplewood Cemetery, Mrs. Clark died on Tuesday evening, September 24, at her home on Vanderbilt Place in Nashville after a long period of declining health.
Born July 29, 1881 in Giles County, she was the former Miss Myrtle Harwell, daughter of the late William Goldsmith Harwell and Eleanor Benson Harwell, and was a member of the Methodist Church. Her husband, Arrowsmith Clark, died early in 1957.
Mrs. Clark is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Lady Clark Park, Nashville; and two sisters, Mrs. Bensie H. Johnson, Nashville, and Mrs. Nathaniel Stevenson, Columbia.

CLARKE, James P. The Pulaski Citizen 30 Jul 1952
Requiem high mass for James P. Clarke, Sr., native Pulaskian, and a Nashville resident was sung at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning at the Cathedral of Incarnation, Nashville. Burial took place in Calvary Cemetery.
Mr. Clarke, a clerk for the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, died unexpectedly Monday morning, July 28, at his office. He had been employed by the L & N for thirty years.
Born February 18, 1896, at Pulaski, he was the son of the late Michael Clarke and Ellen Clarke. He was graduated from Massey Military School at Pulaski, and served eighteen months in the A. E. F. during World War I.

Mr. Clarke is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Torbett O'Brien Clarke; one son, James P. Clarke, Jr., Nashville; and two sisters, Miss Mary Ellen Clarke, Nashville, and Mrs. Carl Hatchett, Athens, Ala.

CLAUD, Betty The Pulaski Citizen 19 Jul 1950
Funeral services for Miss Betty Claud, 72, who died suddently on Friday, July 14, at her home in Prospect, were held at the residence at 2:30 Saturday afternoon. Rites were conducted by the Rev. Troy Bunch, pastor of the Prospect Methodist Church, and burial took place in the family cemetery near the home.
Miss Claud, a member of the Methodist Church, had been a resident of the county for many years and was the daughter of the late L. B. Claud and Susie Hardiman Claud.
Miss Claud is survived by a sister, Miss Dessie May Claud, Nashville; three brothers, Henry T. Claud, with whom she made her home, Linsley Claud, Veto, Ala., and Haywood Claud, Murfreesboro; her step-mother, Mrs. L. B. Claud, Elkton; and seventeen nieces and nephews.

CLAUD, Etta Burge Shelton The Pulaski Citizen 20 Mar 1957
Funeral services for Mrs. Etta Burge Shelton Claud, 85, former resident of the Prospect community, were held at 11 o'clock Wednesday morning at the Elkton Methodist Church. Rites were conducted by the Rev. Walter J. Bunn of Homestead, former pastor of the church, and burial took place in Prospect Cemetery.
Mrs. Claud died Saturday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Bessie Shelton, in Fort Worth, Texas.
A native of Giles County, she was born August 31, 1871, the daughter of the late Wesley Burge and Mary Surles Burge. She was twice married; her first husband, Jim Shelton, died many years ago, and the second husband, Leonard B. Claud, died several years ago.
Mrs. Claud is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Shelton, and Mrs. Jimmie McCombs, Dallas, Texas, Mrs. Grady Birdsong, Elkton, and Mrs. Dessie May Bunyard, Nashville; one son, Haywood Claud, Murfreesboro; a number of grandchildren; two step-sons, Lindsay Claud and Henry Claud, both of Prospect; and one half-sister, Mrs. Harvey Hanna, Pulaski. Bennett-May Company, Morticians in charge.

CLAUD, Henry T. The Pulaski Citizen 3 Apr 1957
Funeral services for Henry Tankersley Claud, 71, retired farmer, were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, March 27, at Prospect Methodist Church. Rites were conducted by the Rev. W. C. Folks, pastor of the church, and burial took place in the Prospect Cemetery. Mr. Claud died Tuesday morning, March 26, at the home of his niece, Mrs. F. A. Tate, Prospect community.
Born January 20, 1886, in Giles County, he was the son of the late L. B. Claud and Susie Hardiman Claud, and was a member of the Prospect Methodist Church.
Mr. Claud is survived by one sister, Mrs. Dezzie Mai C. Bunyard, Nashville; and two brothers, Lindsey Claud, Giles County and Haywood Claud, Murfreesboro.
Wilson T. Carter and Company, Morticians in charge.


CLAYTON, Mrs. Cora McCord The Pulaski Citizen 18 Nov 1953
Funeral services for Mrs. Cora McCord Clayton, 91, were held at 10:30 o'clock Saturday morning at the First Methodist Church in Lewisburg, with rites conducted by the Rev. Eugene Moore of Nashville, a former pastor. Burial took place in Lone Oak Cemetery in Lewisburg.
Mrs. Clayton, former resident of Lewisburg, died at 11 o'clock Friday morning in a Columbia hospital, following a period of declining health.
A native of Chapel Hill, she was born December 5, 1864, the daughter of the late Cowden McCord and Sarah Williams McCord. She was educated in the public schools of Chapel Hill and in 1881 was married to Daniel B. Clayton, who was engaged in the lumber business in Lewisburg for many years. Mr. Clayton died in 1935.
During the past six years, Mrs. Clayton had divided her residence between the homes of her two daughters, Mrs. George Stephenson of Petersburg and Mrs. Robert E. Lee of Pulaski. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
In addition to her two daughters, Mrs. Clayton is survived by two sons, W. M. Clayton of Murfreesboro and Everett M. Clayton, Nashville; ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

CLEMMONS, America Lane The Pulaski Citizen 30 Dec 1953
Mrs. America Lane Clemmons, 86, member of a prominent Pulaski family, was burned fatally Thursday morning when her dress caught fire as she stood near an open fireplace.
Mrs. Clemmons suffered first degree burns about nine o'clock at her home on Sam Davis Avenue and died at 10:20 a.m. at Giles County Hospital. She resided alone and a neighbor, Mrs. Ozro Long, who went to her home to visit, found Mrs. Clemmons on the floor.
Funeral services were held at two-thirty Saturday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home in Pulaski by the Rev. Sam R. Dodson, Jr., pastor of the Methodist Church. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery.
A native of Wilson County, Mrs. Clemmons and her husband, the late W. S. Clemmons, came to Pulaski 34 years ago when he and other members of his family opened a hardware business on the south side of the public square. He died several years ago.
Mrs. Clemmons was a member of the Methodist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Gary Green, who, with her daughter, Mrs. Charles White, operates the Sunnyside Florist in Pulaski; three other grandchildren, David Clemmons, of St. Louis, Mo.; and Miss Sarah Clemmons, Chattanooga; as sister, Mrs. Turner Hankins, Lebanon; and a brother, Will Lane of Lebanon. A son, B. K. Clemmons, died in Chattanooga several years ago.

CLIFT, Loys Frances The Pulaski Citizen 29 May 1957
Funeral services for Miss Loys Frances Clift, 38, were held at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, May 22, at McDaniel Funeral Home, conducted by Elder Campbell Pullias, Church of Christ minister, and Rev. Pink Griggs, Baptist minister, and J. H. McCord. Burial took place in Beechwood Cemetery at Cornersville.
Miss Clift died of a heart attack in a Nashville hospital on Tuesday.
A native of Giles County, she was born March 18, 1919, the daughter of Mrs. Lulie Young Clift and the late Thomas Moore Clift, and was a member of the Cornersville Church of Christ.

In addition to her mother, Miss Clift is survived by her grandmother, Mrs. Pearl Young Ingram, Pulaski; and three aunts, Mrs. Ada Clift Burn and Miss Evelyn Young, Pulaski, and Mrs. Rachel Young Hopper, Miami, Fla.

CLIFT, Lucille Clark The Pulaski Citizen 6 Feb 1957
Funeral services for Mrs. Lucile Clark Clift, 67, were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at First Methodist Church in Lewisburg, with the Rev. H. E. Baker and the Rev. J. A. Biggs officiating and burial took place in Mars Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Clift who suffered burns when her clothing caught fire Thursday from an open grate, died Thursday night in Lewisburg.
Mrs. Clift, the widow of John Rufus Clift, was a native of Giles County, the daughter of the late Andrew J. Clark and Mary Ann Beck Clark. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mrs. Clift is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Fred Wilson, Columbia, and Mrs. William Middleton, Decatur, Ala.; four sons, Nelson Clift, Robertson Fork community, Emmett Clift and Lindell Clift, Lewisburg, and J. R. Clift, Huntsville, Ala., seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Dave Purdom, Columbia, Mrs. Will Erwin, Diana and Mrs. Frank Wilkinson, Elkton; and three brothers, Armon Clark, Charleston, S. C., and Roscoe Clark and Roy Clark, both of Diana.

CLIFTON, Alonzo T. The Pulaski Citizen 6 Jul 1955
Funeral services for Alonzo T. Clifton, 76, retired farmer, were held at Greenwood Church of Christ Monday with burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Clifton died Sunday at his Lawrenceburg home.
He was a native of Giles County and a member of the Church of Christ.
Mr. Clifton is survived by two sons, Herman Clifton and William Clifton, Weakley Creek section of Giles County; a grandson; and one sister, Mrs. Etta Morrow, Weakley Creek.

CLIFTON, Ed The Pulaski Citizen 23 Jan 1952
Ed Clifton, 54, farmer of the Pisgah community died at 6:45 Wednesday night at Giles County Hospital following a heart attack.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Friday afternoon at the Spencer Hill Church of Christ, but the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
He was a native of Giles County, and the son of the late Newt and Frances Bishop Clifton.
Survivors are: three daughters, Mrs. Ernest Henson of Southport, Mrs. Clarence Newton of Blooming Grove, and Miss Annie Ruth Clifton of Pisgah; four sons, Carl Clifton, Diana, Cpl. Ralph Clifton of Korea, mason and Billy Joe Clifton of Pisgah; 10 grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Bob McMillan of Yokely, Mrs. Will Wiley of Southport, and Mrs. Robert Shelton of Mt. Pleasant; one brother, Claude Clifton of Prospect. Pulaski Funeral Home will be in charge.

CLIFTON, Elsie Parsons The Pulaski Citizen 21 Oct 1959

Funeral services for Mrs. Elsie Parsons Clifton, 77, native Giles Countian and Columbia resident, were held Sunday at Union Valley Baptist Church with the burial in the Campbellsville Cemetery. Mrs. Clifton, who in recent years had made her home in Mt. Pleasant and Columbia, died Saturday after a long illness.
Born and reared in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Charles Parsons and Laurel Meece Parsons, and was a member of the Baptist Church. Her husband, William Clifton, died in 1943.
Mrs. Clifton is survived by three sons, Luther Clifton and R. L. Clifton, Giles County, and Odell Clifton, Franklin; three daughters, Mrs. James Holder, Mt. Pleasant, Mrs. Lawrence Lane, Giles County, and Mrs. Eloise Dobbins, Columbia; twenty-two grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. M. B. Thurman, Lubbock, Texas, and one brother, Arnold Parsons, Austin, Texas.

CLIFTON, Kate Nix The Pulaski Citizen 12 Mar 1952
Funeral services for Mrs. Kate Nix Clifton, 66, resident of the Weakley community, were held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Greenwood Church of Christ, conducted by E. O. Coffman, Church of Christ minister. Burial took place in the Greenwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Clifton died at 10 o'clock Friday morning, March 7, at the Lawrenceburg Sanitarium, following an extended period of declining health caused by a heart ailment.
She was a member of the Church of Christ. Mrs. Clifton is survived by her husband, Alonzo T. Clifton; two sons, Herman Clifton and William Clifton, both of the Weakley community; one grandson; three sisters, Mrs. Bill Kaiser and Mrs. Ross Wells, both of Lynnville, and Mrs. Leonard E. Black, Lawrenceburg; and three brothers, Morgan Nix, Lewisburg, Jim Nix, Weakley, and Dee Nix, of La Grange, Ark.

CLIFTON, Lizzie Shelton The Pulaski Citizen 15 Mar 1950
Funeral services for Mrs. Lizzie Shelton Clifton, 49, who died at 11:40 o'clock Sunday morning, March 12, at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville after several weeks illness, were held at Spencer Hill Church, with the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister, officiating. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
Born and reared in Giles County, she was the daughter of Mrs. Ella White Shelton and the late Alex Shelton. She was a member of the Baptist Church.
Mrs Clifton is survived by her mother, her husband, Ed Clifton, farmer of the Pisgah community; three daughters, Mrs. Eugene Henson, Campbell Station, Mrs. Clarence Newton and Miss Annie Ruth Clifton, Pisgah; four sons, Carl Clifton, Diana, and Ralph, Nathan and Billy Joe Clifton, all of Pisgah; six grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Birdie Brooks, Nashville, Mrs. Lois Scribner, Columbia, and Mrs. Lacy Dugger, Mt. Pleasant; and one brother, Robert Shelton, Mt. Pleasant.

CLIFTON, Nora Kimbrough The Pulaski Citizen 18 May 1955
Funeral services for Mrs. Nora Kimbrough Clifton, 77, resident of the Weakley community, were held Wednesday afternoon at New Hope Bapist Church, with the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, pastor of the church, and T. D. Anderson, Methodist layman, officiating. Burial took place in Greenwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Clifton died of a heart attack on Monday night at her home.

Born November 29, 1877, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Kimbrough and Bettie Mae West Kimbrough. The widow of Elmer Clifton, who died twenty-seven years ago, she was a charter member of the New Hope Baptist Church, established fifty-eight years ago.
Mrs. Clifton is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Jim Holt, Weakley Creek community; ghree sons, Baxter Clifton, Weakley and Samuel Clifton and Jim West Clifton, Nashville; six grandchildren; one sister, Miss Ida Kimbrough, Lawrence County; and one brother, Bob Kimbrough, Lawrence County.

CLIFTON, Samuel Loyd The Pulaski Citizen 23 Jan 1957
Funeral services for Samuel Loyd Clifton, 49, a carpenter, were held at 10:00 o'clock Tuesday morning, January 15, at Grace Baptist Church in Nashville, of which he was a member. Dr. Frank E. Darby, pastor of the church officiated, and burial took place in Greenwood Cemetery in Giles County after a brief service at the Greenwood Church of Christ. The Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister, conducted the rites in Giles County.
Mr.Clifton died at his home on White's Creek Road in Davidson County at 11 o'clock Sunday morning, January 13, after an extended illness.
Born and reared in Giles County, he was the son of the late Elmer Clifton and Nora Clifton. He moved to Nashville about twenty years ago.
Mr. Clifton is survived by his wife, Mrs. Cherrie Fields Clifton; one sister, Mrs. Lois Hart, Giles County; and two brothers, Jim Clifton, Nashville, and Baxter Clifton, Giles County.

CLINARD, William C. The Pulaski Citizen 30 Aug 1950
Funeral services for William C. Clinard, 69, native Giles Countian, were held Thursday afternoon at the Hester Funeral Chapel at Lester, Ala. The Rev. Tom McConnell officiated and burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Clinard died Monday night, August 21, at Morrell Memorial Hospital, at Lakeland, Fla. after a four weeks' illness.
Mr. Clinard is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Madeline Barnes, Nashville, Mrs. Thomas Green, Goodsprings, and Mrs. Aubrey Norwood, Lakeland; one son, Roy Clinard, Miami, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Will Douglas, Nashville, and Mrs Jennie Chambers, Lester, Ala.; two brothers, John Y. Clinard, Appleton, and Bob Clinard, Athens, Ala.; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

COATS, Jessie Jr. The Pulaski Citizen 8 Oct 1952
Sgt. Jessie Coats, Jr. was killed in action in Korea on the first of October. Sgt. Coats had a total of five years of Army service to his credit, having been in Korea three months on his second enlistment following a period of service in Germany.
In addition to his wife, Mrs. Katie Lee Rogers Coats, he is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Coats of the Minor Hill area; two sisters, Miss Lenore and Dorothy Coats; and three brothers, Fred Coats, Kenneth Coats, and Jeffrey Coats, all of Minor Hill.

COBB, Robert Olin The Pulaski Citizen 9 Jul 1958

Funeral services for Robert Olin Cobb, retired farmer of the Blooming Grove section, will be held at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home. Rites will be conducted by the Rev. Thomas Vann, Dr. William H.Mansfield and the Rev. James T. Parsons, Methodist ministers, and burial will take place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mr. Cobb, who had been a patient in Giles County Hospital for six weeks, died at 12:30 o'clock Wednesday.
Born May 7, 1880, in Giles County, he was the son of the late A. S. Cobb and Annie Dickey Cobb. he was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mr. Cobb is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bird Ingram Cobb; and several nieces and nephews. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge.

COBB, William Ambrose The Pulaski Citizen 2 Dec 1953
Funeral services for William Ambrose Cobb, 72, farmer of the Elkton community, were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Elkton Methodist Church. Rites were conducted by the Rev. W. O. Smith, pastor of the church, and the Rev. Jack Jones, pastor of Elkton Baptist Church, and burial took place in Elkton Cemetery.
Mr. Cobb die at 3:20 o'clock Monday morning at Giles County Hospital, following several days stay in the hospital. A lifelong resident of the county, he was born May 31, 1881, the son of the late William J. Cobb and Martha Ables Cobb. He had been a member of the Methodist Church since his boyhood.
Mr. Cobb is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Hasting Cobb; one daughter, Mrs. Charles C. Stinnett, Elkton; one son Joe Cobb, Elkton; five grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Eunice Cobb Thompson and Mrs. Kate Cobb Potts, both of Elkton. Bennett-May and Company, funeral directors in charge.

COBBLE, Harvie The Pulaski Citizen 22 Aug 1951
Funeral services for Harvie Cobble, 67, farmer of the Cedar Grove community, who died at 9:30 o'clock Sunday morning, August 19, at his home, were held at 3:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home. The Rev. Roy West, pastor of the Cedar Grove Methodist Church, officiated and burial took place in the Fogg Cemetery.
He had been ill for several weeks.
Mr. Cobble, is survived by his wife, Mrs. Stella Pratt Cobble; four daughters, Mrs. Gardner Pratt and Miss Ruby Cobble, both of Cedar Grove, Mrs. Roy Allen, Elkton, and Mrs. Edd Allen, Goodsprings; thirteen grandchildren; one sister at Huntsville, Ala. and two brothers, Dee Cobble and Lee Cobble, both of Huntsville, Ala.

COBBS, Jesse B. The Pulaski Citizen 1 May 1957
Funeral services for Jesse B. Cobbs, 68, insurance and real estate dealer of Corpus Christi, Texas, were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Aransas Pass, Texas, with burial in the family lot in that city. Mr. Cobbs died of a heart ailment at noon on Sunday, April 28, at his home.

Born and reared in Giles County, he was the son of the late Robert Samuel Cobbs and Callie Bell Cobbs. His wife, Mrs. Lorene Marks Cobbs, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Marks of Giles County, died of a heart ailment in November of last year.
Mr. Cobbs is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Jessie Johnson, Aransas Pass, Texas; two grandchildren; two brothers, Frank Cobbs and Garland Cobbs, Birmingham, Ala.; and four sisters, Mrs. Turner Braly, Columbia, Mrs. Donna C. King, and Mrs. Edward Traylor, both of Birmingham, Ala., and Mrs. Grady Smith, Louisville, Ky.

COBLE, Lizzie Smith The Pulaski Citizen 31 Mar 1955
Mrs. Lizzie Smith Coble, 82, died at 8 o'clock Thursday morning, March 31, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Herman Smith at Frankewing, after a long illness.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at Boonshill Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Lincoln County, conducted by Elder Andy Largen and Elder Jim Sanders of Petersburg. Burial took place in the Wright Cemetery.
A native of Lincoln County, she was born June 16, 1872, the daughter of the late David and Elizabeth McWhorter Smith. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Her husband, Marshall Coble, died September 13, 1925.
Mrs Coble is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Smith, and Mrs. Slater Coggin, both of Frankewing. Mrs. Rouchen Horton, Valdosta, Ga., Mrs. Willie Hardeman, Pulaski; three sons, Woodrow Coble, Frankewing, Floyd Coble, Fort Worth, Texas, Marvin Coble, Fayetteville; thirty-six grandchildren and thirty-six great grandchildren.

COBLE, Ozro The Pulaski Citizen 16 Jan 1952
Ozro Coble, 40 year old merchant of Bryson, died in Giles County Hospital on Sunday afternoon after a long illness.
Funeral services were held at 11 a. m. Monday at Bryson Methodist Church, the Rev. W. C. Folks officiating. Burial took place in Elkton Cemetery.
A native of Giles County, Mr. Coble was the son of Mr. O. O. and Eleanor Stevenson Coble. He was a member of the Methodist Church. He had been in the mercantile business in the Bryson community for many years.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Mrs. Alvin Coppage, Washington, D.C.

COBLE, Richard Charles The Pulaski Citizen 10 Dec 1952
Funeral services for Richard Charles Coble, 56, fire chief of Huntsville, Ala., were held at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning at Laughlin Funeral Home. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery in that city.
Mr. Coble died suddenly of a heart attack early Sunday afternoon at his home in Huntsville.
Born and reared in the Bryson community of this county, he had lived in Huntsville for thirty-three years and had served as fire chief for a number of years.
Mr. Coble is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mamie McCullough Coble; two daughters, Mrs. Joyce Coffman and Mrs. Betty Lou Fowler, both of Huntsville; and one grandson, Larry Fowler; and one brother, Van Buren Coble, Lewisburg, Tenn.

COCKE, Joseph R. The Pulaski Citizen 21 Jan 1959
Joseph R. Cocke, 70, retired non-commissioned Army officer, died Sunday night, January 18, at Thayer Veterans Hospital in Nashville after an extended illness.
The remains were shipped to Vernon, Texas where the funeral rites and burial will take place on Thursday.
A native of Texas, he had retired as a Master Sergeant after thirty years of services in the Unites States Army. He had lived in Pulaski for approximately fifteen years.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Pulaski and was a great lover of music, having played frequently at Stacy Chapel.
Mr. Cocke is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lizzie Rich Long Cocke, Nashville; and his mother, three sisters and three brothers, all of Arlington, Texas.

COFFMAN, Charlie C. The Pulaski Citizen 29 Apr 1953
Funeral services for Charlie C. Coffman, 71, retired farmer of Ardmore, were held at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning at Ardmore Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. V. T. Lewis, pastor of the church. Burial took place in Gatlin Cemetery, near Ardmore.
Mr. Coffman died at 10:15 o'clock Sunday night at Lincoln County Hospital, after a long period of declining health.
Born December 27, 1881, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Robert C. Coffman and Missouri Carter Coffman. He was a member of Ardmore Baptist Church.
Mr. Coffman is survived by his wife, Mrs. Maude Smith Coffman; one son, Cornelius Coffman; one granddaughter, Kay Coffman, all of Ardmore; and two brothers, Tullie Coffman and John R. Coffman, both of Athens, Ala.
Toney Rainey and Son, Funeral Directors.

COFFMAN, J. Dave The Pulaski Citizen 12 Jan 1955
J. Dave Coffman, 86, former State Representative and civic and church leader of Pulaski, died of a heart attack at eight o'clock Sunday morning at Giles County Hospital where he had been a patient for about a week.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a. m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church in Pulaski by the Rev. J. Wallace Carr, pastor. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery in Pulaski.
A native of Minor Hill, in Giles County, Mr.Coffman was the son of James Shelton Coffman and Mary Elizabeth Barnett Coffman. He was educated in Giles County schools and a graduate of the former Walker-Davidson School, a private school in Pulaski,. Following his graduation, he taught schools in Tennessee, Alabama and Texas and assisted in the organization of the first school at Minor Hill.
Later, he was engaged in the mercantile business at Stella, served as Trustee of Giles County from 1816 to 1820 and as State Representative from 1933 to 1935.
Active in church and civic affairs, Mr. Coffman was an elder in the First Presbyterian Church and had been a member of the Masonic Lodge for 54 years.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Coffman is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Mary C. Rambo; a son, J. D. Coffman, Jr., and two grandsons, J. D. Coffman, III, and Wilson Coffman, all of Pulaski; and a sister, Mrs. J. M. Graves, Athens, Ala.

COFFMAN, J. R. The Pulaski Citizen 30 Nov 1957
J. R. Coffman, 69, native Giles Countian and a salesman for Clarke and Courts Office Supply Company of Dallas, Texas, died on Monday, November 18, at a Dallas hospital, following a paralytic stroke. Funeral rites were held at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning at Weiland-Merritt Funeral Home in Dallas with the burial in Grove Hill Memorial Park in that city.
Born and reared in Pulaski, as a young man he located in Fort Worth, Texas where he lived twenty-three years; then moving to Dallas where he made his home the past eighteen years. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and had been active in church, fraternal and civic clubs. He had served as a member of the school board for a time and had served on the Democratic committee for many years.
Mr. Coffman is survived by his wife; four daughters; seven grandchildren; and four sisters, Mrs. J. G. Steere and Mrs. Emma Mansfield, both of Dallas, Mrs. E. E. Ayers, Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. G. G. Wicklin, Austin, Texas.

COFFMAN, Lizzie Kelly The Pulaski Citizen 3 Apr 1957
Mrs. Lizzie Kelly Coffman, 76, died Monday, March 25, at her home in Athens, Ala., after several weeks illness. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at Goodsprings, Ala., Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Born in Giles County, she moved to Athens, Ala., about twenty years ago. She was a member of the Baptist Church.

COFFMAN, William H. The Pulaski Citizen 5 Nov 1952
Funeral services for William H. Coffman, 92, native Giles Countian, who died Thursday, October 30, at his home in Bartow, Fla., were held Saturday in Auburndale, Fla.
He was the son of the late James Shelton Coffman and Mary Elizabeth Barnett Coffman, early residents of the Minor Hill Community. He was a deacon in the Auburndale Baptist Church.
His wife, Mrs. Ella Wilson Coffman, a native of Prospect community, died in 1947.
Mr. Coffman, who had visited here frequently, is survived by one brother, J. Dave Coffman, Sr., Pulaski, and one sister, Mrs. John Graves, Athens. Ala.

COGGIN, Mackie Mae The Pulaski Citizen 17 Oct 1951
Funeral services for Miss Mackie Mae Coggin, 52, Pulaski business woman, who died at 4 o'clock Friday morning, October 12, at Vanderbilt Hospital, following a ten weeks illness, were held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home. Rites were conducted by the Rev. Sam R. Dodson, Jr. and the Rev. A. E. Dimmock and burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.

Born August 9, 1899 at Lynnville, she was the daughter of the late Ed Coggin and Rose Ann Bray Coggin. When she was three years old, the family moved to Pulaski where she was educated. For twenty-six years she was a saleslady in Long Brothers and later The National Store. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
Miss Coggin is survived by one brother, Clyde E. Coggin, Pulaski druggist; one niece, Sarah Ann Coggin; and one nephew, Charles E. Coggin, student of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

COGGIN, Winnie Ann Coggin The Pulaski Citizen 6 Sep 1950
Funeral services for Mrs. Winnie Ann Coggin Coggin, 85, who died on Saturday, September 2, at her home in Frankewing, after a long illness, were held Sunday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home. Rites were concluded at Nettleton, Miss., with services at New Chapel Church and burial in the church cemetery.
Born and reared in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Elias Coggin and Eliza Kersey Coggin. She was the wife of the late George Coggin.
Mrs. Coggin, the last member of her immediate family, is survived by one daughter, Mrs. J. T. Payne, Frankewing; and several grandchildren.

COHEN, Nelle Roller The Pulaski Citizen 22 Apr 1959
Mrs. Harry Cohen, 65, Pulaski church and civic leader, died at 7:20 p. m. Wednesday in Vanderbilt Hospital, Nashville, of a heart ailment.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a. m. Friday at Bennett-May Funeral Home in Pulaski with Dr. W. Bruce Strother, pastor of First Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will take place in Temple Cemetery, Nashville.
Mrs.Cohen, the former Nelle Roller, was a native of Giles County, daughter of the late Joe C. and Inez Riddle Roller. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
Her husband is a member of the Pulaski firm of M. Cohen and Sons, wholesale grocers.
Mrs. Cohen was a past president of the American Legion Auxiliary in Pulaski, president of the Margaret Circle of the King's Daughters, the founder of the Giles County High School Band Backers' organization and an ardent supporter of all movements for the betterment of the community.
She was the writer of the column, "Flowers for the Living" that appeared in The Pulaski Citizen for several years, and was the author of a History of Pulaski and received statewide acclaim for this work.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Cohen is survived by two sons, Joe Cohen, Pulaski, David Cohen, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; and two grandchildren, Valeria and Ted Cohen.

COHEN, Rachel Lightman The Pulaski Citizen 15 Aug 1951
Funeral services for Mrs. Rachel Lightman Cohen, 81, widow of M. Cohen, will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at West End Synagogue in Nashville, conducted by Rabbi William Silverman, Rev. Bernard Glusman and Rev. Max Levine. Burial will take place in the synagogue cemetery.
Mrs. Cohen died at noon on Wednesday at Vanderbilt Hospital , after a long period of declining health.

Mrs. Cohen, a resident of Nashville for the past thirty years, was born in Poland, living in Alabama for a period of years, and coming to Pulaski in 1902. It was in Pulask that her husband, Meyer Cohen, established the wholesale grocery business.
Mrs. Cohen is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Adolph Jacobs, with whom she made her home; three sons, Harry Cohen, Louis Cohen and Sol Cohen, all of Pulaski; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

COKER, Ernest A. The Pulaski Citizen 10 Dec 1958
Funeral services for Ernest A. Coker, 70, retired salesman, were held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Lynnville Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. George Chandler. Burial took place in the Elk Ridge Cemetery near Lynnville. Mr. Coker died at 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon, December 4 in Veterans Hospital in Biloxi, Miss.
A native of the Lynnville Community, he was the son of the late Marion Lafayette Coker and Betty Martin Coker. He was a member of the Methodist Church, and a veteran of World War I and served overseas.
Mr. Coker is survived by one sister, Mrs. George Green, Birmingham, Ala.; four brothers, Carl Coker, New York City, Luther Coker, Nashville, Charlie Coker, Greensboro, N. C. and Brown Coker, Biringham, Ala.; and seven nieces and two nephews.

COKINOS, John The Pulaski Citizen 29 Nov 1950
Funeral services for John Cokinos, 56, a native of Greece, and in recent years a farmer of the Lynnville community, were held at 1:30 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. N. O. Allen, of College Grove, former Lynnville pastor, assisted by the Greek Pappas of the Greek Orthodox Church in Nashville. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mr. Cokinos, who had been in failing health for the past year, died of a paralytic stroke at 3:15 o'clock on Sunday afternoon, November 26, at Vanderbilt Hospital, in Nashville.
Mr. Cokinos came to the United States 45 years ago and soon returned to Europe with the American Army in World War I. After the war he came to Nashville and for several years operated various restaurants. Fifteen years ago he retired from the restaurant business and came to Lynnville where he has operated a farm. He was a member of the Greek Orthodox Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Johana Long Cokinos; a sister, Mrs. Louis Morris, Nashville; and two other sisters nad a brother in Greece.

COLBERT, Mary Ethel Arthur The Pulaski Citizen 22 Jun 1955
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in Bennett-May Funeral Home for Mrs. John L. Colbert, 68, who died at 6 o'clock Tuesday evening at the home in Pulaski after a long illness. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery, with Elder J. Clifford Murphy, Church of Christ minister, officiating.
The former Miss Mary Ethel Arthur, she was a native of Giles County and the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Arthur.

Mrs. Colbert, member of Second Street Church of Christ, is survived by her husband, John L. Colbert; two daughters, Mrs. Eugene E. Eslick, Pulaski, and Mrs. Delmas Grammar, Nashville; two sons, Richard Colbert and Clarence Colbert, both of Pulaski; one foster daughter, Mrs. Woodrow Barlar, Pulaski; one sister, Mrs. Roy Poff, Decatur, Ala.; and one brother, Oscar L. Arthur, Pulaski. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

COLBERT, Thomas Richard The Pulaski Citizen 29 Jul 1955
Funeral services for Thomas Richard Colbert, 49, Pulaski resident, were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home. Rites were conducted by Virgil Bradford, minister of East Hill Church of Christ, and burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mr. Colbert, who had had a heart ailment for several months, died at 11:45 o'clock Monday night at Giles County Hospital.
Born March 12, 1906, in Giles County, he was the son of John L. Colbert and Mary Ethel Arthur Colbert. She died June 21, this year.
Mr. Colbert was associated with his father in the trucking business and was a member of the East Hill Church of Christ.
In addition to his father, Mr. Colbert is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jennie Mae Harris Colbert; one daughter, Mrs. James Helton; one grandson, Eddie Doggett, Pulaski; two sisters, Mrs. Eugene E. Eslick, Pulaski, and Mrs. Delmas Grammar, Nashville; one brother, Clarence L. Colbert, Pulaski; and one foster sister, Mrs. Woodrow Barlar, Pulaski. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

COLE, A. D. The Pulaski Citizen 14 Feb 1951
Funeral services for Dr. A. D. Cole, 67, prominent Loretta physician, were held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the gymnasium of the Loretta High School, conducted by Elder Gilbert Gibbs. Burial took place in the cemetery at that place, with the Masonic order in charge of rites.
Dr. Cole who was born and reared at Minor Hill in Giles County, died Tuesday afternoon from an attack of influenza and a heart ailment. He had been practicing medicine in Lawrence County for forty-seven years.
Dr. Cole was a member of the Church of Christ and the medical society.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lena Arthur Cole; two daughters, Miss Estha Cole, Columbia, and Mrs. Eva Copeland, Ethridge; a sister, Mrs. Gilbert McCartney, Minor Hill; and two brothers, Jim Cole and John Cole, both of Nashville.

COLE, Anna Arthur The Pulaski Citizen 12 Apr 1950
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Arthur Cole, 73, who died at 10:40 o'clock Wednesday night, April 5, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. W. Murray on Cemetery Street following a long illness, were held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home. Rites were conducted by the Rev. Milford Walker, Baptist minister of Decatur, Ala., assisted by Dr. J. Clark Hensley, pastor of First Baptist Church in Pulaski. Burial took place in the family lot in Maplewood Cemetery.

Mrs. Cole, a member of the Methodist Church, was a native of Limestone County, Ala., but had lived the greater part of her life in Giles County. She was the daughter of the late Richard Arthur and Mary Ellen Brooks Arthur.
Her husband, Henry Cole, died on April 6, 1949.
Mrs. Coles is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Murray, and Mrs. J. A. Wright, Taylorsville, Ill.; three sons, Anderson Cole, Clifford Cole and Leonard Cole, all of Pulaski; nine grandchildren, one great grandchild; three sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Adams, Lynnville, Mrs. J. L. Colbert, Pulaski, and Mrs. Roy Poff, Decatur, Ala.; and two brothers, Elmer Arthur and Oscar L. Arthur, both of Pulaski.

COLE, Beulah The Giles Free Press 26 Apr 1956
Miss Beulah Cole, manager of the Fair Store for the past 25 years, died Thursday, April 26, at 12:00 noon in the Lawrenceburg Nursing Home after six weeks illness.
Miss Cole, the daughter of the late Lewis and Mary Elizabeth Balchum Cole, was a member of the Church of Christ.
Funeral services will be held on Friday at 2 p. m. at the East Hill Church of Christ. Brother Virgil E. Bradford officiated with burial in Maplewood Cemetery.
Survivors include four sisters, Mrs. Anna Daniels of Prospect, Mrs. Ray Davis of Lawrenceburg, Mrs. Willie Sewells of Lynnville and Mrs. Russell Gilbert of Akron, Ohio; two brothers, Earl Cole of Nashville and Wilburn Cole of Minor Hill; and a number of nieces and nephews.

COLE, Ella Mae The Pulaski Citizen 3 Feb 1954
Mrs. Ella Mae Cole, 71, died Wednesday, January 27, at her home in Pulaski after a long illness. Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Born March 7, 1882, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Josiah (Syke) Cole and Martha Emmaline Davidson Cole. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Mrs. Cole is survived by her husband, William Cole; one daughter, Mrs. Jim Storey, Dallas, Texas; three sons, "Tiny" Cole, Mobile, Ala.., Jack Cole and Claytie Will Cole, both of Wales; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren; and three sisters, Mrs. Todd Scruggs and Mrs. Laura Arthur, both of Pulaski; and Mrs. Clifford Fogg, Prospect. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

COLE, George W. The Pulaski Citizen __ Dec 1955
George W. Cole, Pulaski businessman and Republican leader in Giles County, died at the Giles County Hospital Thursday afternoon after a few months illness.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday at Bennett-May Funeral Home in Pulaski and burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery.

A native of Giles County, Mr. Cole was the son of the late George W. Cole and Amanda Daugherty Cole. He was a political leader in the county and had been an agent for a tailoring concern in Pulaski for many years, and was a member of the Giles County Sportsmen Club and the Beagle Club.
He was a member of the Church of Christ.
Mr. Cole is survived by his wife, Mrs. Catherine A. Callahan Worsham Cole; three daughters, Mrs. L. H. Andrews, Nashville, Mrs. Ellen Cole McCord and Miss Jane Cole, both of Pulaski; a step-son, William Edward Worsham; 4 grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Evie Worley, Pulaski, and Mrs. Pearl Peacher, Nashville.

COLE, Hattie Louise Hagood
Funeral services for Mrs. Hattie Louise Hagood Cole, 71, widow of Dr. W. H. Cole, who died at 3:45 o'clock Monday afternoon, April 3, at the home at Minor Hill, were held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Minor Hill Baptist Church. Rites were conducted by the Rev. Haynes Brinkley, pastor of the church and burial took place in Minor Hill Cemetery.
Born October 23, 1878, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Warren Hagood and Rebecca Jordon Hagood. She was a lifelong resident of the county and a member of the Baptist Church.
Mrs. Cole is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ross Jackson and Mrs. Eubert Franks, Minor Hill; one son, Tyson Cole, Lawrenceburg; three grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Lillian Springer, Lexington, Ala., and Miss Belzona Hazelwood, Minor Hill.

COLE, John H. The Pulaski Citizen 20 Feb 1957
Funeral services for John H. Cole, 89, former merchant of Brick Church, were held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Nashville funeral home, conducted by G. L. Cullom, minister of the Church of Christ. Burial took place in Spring Hill Cemetery in Nashville.
Mr. Cole died at 10 o'clock Monday night, February 11, at a hospital in Baltimore, Md., after a six weeks illness. For a number of years he has made his home with his son, Marvin L.Cole in Baltimore.
A native of Giles County, he was born April 21, 1867, the son of the late Richard Cole and Charlotte Blow Cole of the Brick Church section. His wife, Mrs. Mary Eliza Houston Cole, died November 18, 1936. He had been a member of the Church of Christ for many years.
Mr. Cole is survived by four sons, Marvin L. Cole, Baltimore, W. Fred Cole, Colmo Cole and Noble E. Cole, Nashville; and two daughters, Mrs. Charles Morrow, Nashville and Mrs. Albert Curtis, Lodi, Calif.; thirteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren; one half-sister, Mrs. Sam Whitsett, Brick Church; and two half-brothers, Flournoy Cole and Sam Cole, both of Pulaski. The grandsons served as pallbearers.

COLE, Mary D. The Pulaski Citizen 3 Feb 1954
Mrs. Mary D. Cole, 76, widow of W. B. Cole, died on Monday, January 25, at her home in Athens, Ala., following several weeks' illness. Funeral rites were held Wednesday in First Baptist Church with burial in that city.

Mrs. Cole is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Edward Hunter, Mrs. Marvin Davis, Jr. and Mrs. Edward A. Eslick, all of Pulaski; five sons, Herman Cole, Buford Cole, Lester Cole, Athens, Ala., Lawrence Cole, Vero Beach, Fla., and Lawrence Cole, Collinsville, Ala., and a number of grandchildren.

COLE, Onis Murel The Pulaski Citizen 12 Jul 1950
Funeral services for Onis Murel Cole, 56, farmer of the Minor Hill section, who died Friday morning, July 7, after a long illness, at the home, were held there at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. Haynes Brinkley, Baptist minister, assisted by the Rev. Dewey Noles, minister of the Church of Christ of Minor Hill. Burial took place in the Noblitt cemetery near Minor Hill.
He was the son of the late Jarrett Cole and Rowena Burgess Cole.
Mr. Coles is survived by his wife, Mrs. Tavie Norwood Cole; four children, Misses Hortense and Zoo Cole, Edwin Cole and David Cole, all of the home address; and one brother, Carlos Cole, Lawrenceburg.

COLE, Robert Henry The Pulaski Citizen 28 Jul 1954
Robert Henry Cole, 84, native of Giles County, died at 5:30 o'clock on Monday afternoon, July 19, at his home in Athens, Ala., following an illness of three years.
Funeral rites were held Tuesday afternoon at the residence with burial in City Cemetery.
Born December 4, 8169, in Giles County, he was the son of the late W. F. Cole and Melissa Blow Cole, and was a member of the Methodist Church. His wife, Mrs. Etta Stinnett Cole, died four years ago.
Mr. Cole is survived by three daughters and two sons; two sisters, Mrs. S. C. Reed, Pulaski, and Mrs. Jennie Eubank, Santa Anna, Texas; three half-sisters and three half-brothers, all of New Mexico.

COLE, Robert Thomas The Nashville Tennessean 19 Apr 1959
Columbia, Tenn.--Robert Thomas Cole, 85, of 213 Sixth Street, retired machinist and blacksmith, died at 11:40 a. m. yesterday in Maury County hospital after an illness of two weeks.
Services will be at 11 a. m. tomorrow at Williams Funeral Home, the Rev. Fred D. Craddock, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
A native of Giles County, Mr. Cole had resided here since 1899. He had also been employed by Porter-Walker Hardware Company here. He was a member of Central Christian Church.
His first wife, Mrs. Tennie McKennon Cole, Miami, Fla., and Ernest Cole, Augusta, Ga.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The body is at the funeral home.

COLEMAN, William Edward "Ed" The Pulaski Citizen 14 Aug 1957
Funeral services for William Edward Coleman, 76, Diana farmer, will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Scotts Hill Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Mr. Coleman died at 6:30 o'clock Tuesday morning at Giles County Hospital after an illness of one year.
Born in Giles County on March 17, 1881, he was the son of the late Thomas Coleman and Mary Dodson Coleman. His wife, Mrs. Sallie Fitzpatrick Coleman died November 15, 1956.

Mr. Coleman is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Owen Chapman, Pulaski; five sons, Clayton Coleman, Diana., Leon Coleman, Columbai, Tommy Coleman, Murfreesboro, Bill Coleman, Washington, D. C. , and Steve Coleman, Pulaski; five grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Will H. Simpson, Pulaski. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

COLLINS, Agnes Augusta Harwell The Pulaski Citizen 6 Oct 1954
Funeral services for Mrs. Agnes Augusta Harwell Collins, 54, were held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at First Baptist Church in Pulaski, conducted by Dr. J. Clark Hensley, pastor, and burial took place in the family lot in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mrs. Collins died Wednesday night at Giles County Hospital following a long illness. She was brought to the local hospital two weeks ago from Detroit, Mich., where she had made her home for the past ten years.
Born October 28, 1899, in Giles County. She was the daughter of the late Stephen Harwell and Mattie Harwell Harwell. She was the widow of Tom Collins, well known live stock dealer of Giles County for many years.
Mrs. Collins is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Boone and Mrs. Nancy Tomerlin, both of Pulaski, and Mrs. Pearl Walls, Columbia. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

COLLINS, Charlie Matt The Pulaski Citizen 15 Sep 1954
Charlie Matt Collins, 78, resident of the Boonshill community, died Tuesday, September 7, at his home after a long illness.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Boonshill Presbyterian Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Mr. Collins is survived by his wife Mrs. Pearl Redd Collins; four daughters, Mrs. Don Rhiner, Fayetteville, Mrs. Malvin Caldwell, Boonshill, and Mrs. Owen Harrison and Mrs. Dean Mitchell, both of Lewisburg; two sons, Sam Collins, Fayetteville and Malcolm Collins, Bunker Hill; a number of grandchildren; and Mrs. Annie Luna, McBurg.

COLLINS, Cora Barrett The Pulaski Citizen 4 Feb 1953
Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Barrett Collins, 64, will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home. J. B. Rasbury, minister of the Second Street Church of Christ, will officiate and burial will take place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mrs. Collins died of a heart attack at 11 o'clock Monday night in a Nashville hospital following a long period of declining health.
Born April 15, 1888, at Covington, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Barrett. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Mrs. Collins is survived by her husband, Drake Collins; three sons, Capt. Drake Collins, Jr., United States Army, Austin, Texas, Richard Collins, Dyersburg, and Robert Collins, Piedmont, Ala.; six grandchildren; and one brother, R. Clint Barrett, Covington. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors

COLLINS, George Osborne The Pulaski Citizen 16 Nov 1955

George Osborne Collins, 50, farmer of the McBurg community, was electrocuted at 8 p. m. Monday when he came in contact with a wire attached to a kerosene stove equipped with an electric fan.
His wife, Mrs. Uldine Mills Collins, a teacher at Beech Hill High School in Giles County, suffered minor shock when she attempted to aid her husband who is reported to have placed his hand on a pipe that was in contact with the cord from the fan while seeking to determine why the fan had ceased to operate.
Funeral services for Mr. Collins were held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the McBurg Methodist Church by the Rev. E. E. Walkup and burial took place in the Wright Cemetery in Lincoln County.
Mr. Collins is also survived by his father, Perry Collins of the McBurg section.

COLLINS, James Ezell The Pulaski Citizen 21 Sep 1955
Funeral services for James Ezell Collins, 67, farmer of the Aspen Hill community, were held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Pulaski Funeral Home, conducted by Elder J. Clifford Murphy. Burial took place in Lynnwood Cemetery.
Mr. Collins died at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Cecil Gooch, in Pulaski, after a long illness.
Born March 12, 1888, in Marshall County, he was the son of the late Almon A. Collins and Susannah Neese Collins, and was a member of the Church of Christ.
His wife, Mrs. Cullie Allen Collins, died July 14, 1949.
Mr. Collins is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Gooch, Mrs. Bill Yant, Aspen Hill, and Mrs. Douglas Allen, Nashville; three sons, Hollis Collins, Elkton, Cleatus Collins, Georgetown, Ind., and Audie L. Collins, Aspen Hill; six grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Lola Crowell, Nashville, Mrs. Sallie Warden, Old Hickory, and Mrs. Daisy Story, Pulaski; and two brothers, Joel Collins, Chapel Hill, and Charlie Collins, Nashville. Pulaski Funeral Home, Morticians in charge.

COLLINS, Lura Davis The Pulaski Citizen 21 Sep 1955
Mrs. Lura Davis Collins, 65, native of Giles County, died Wednesday, September 14, at a Nashville hospital after a six months illness.
Funeral services were held at 11 o'clock Friday morning at Pettus, Owens and Wood Funeral Home in Nashville with burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park.
Born in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late George Davis and Almeda Davis, and was a member of the Minor Hill Baptist Church. The family moved to Nashville in 1945.
Mrs. Collins is survived by her husband, G. B. Collins; five daughters, Mrs. Andy Kovalick, Nashville, Mrs. G. D. McCrea, Harlingen, Texas, Mrs. H. N. Skidmore, Fort Dix, N. J.,
and Mrs. George Reed, Elkhart, Ind.; five sons, James Collins, Pulaski, Floyd Collins, Lafayette, La., and Erskine Collins, Austin Collins, and Kenneth Collins, all of Nashville; eight grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Roy McCrea and Mrs. Aubrey Thornton, Pulaski, Mrs. Fred King, Anniston, Ala.; and five brothers, Rufus Davis, Ozro Davis, Charlie Davis, Guy Davis, and Luther Davis, all of Pulaski.

COLLINS, Pearl Brady The Pulaski Citizen 22 Jul 1959

Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl Brady Collins, 75, resident of the Boonshill Community, were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Higgins Funeral Home in Fayetteville, with the burial in the Wright Cemetery at McBurg. Mrs. Collins died Saturday morning at her home after a long illness.
A native of Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Lawson Brady and Mary Redd Brady. Her husband died in 1954.
Mrs. Collins is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Malvin C. Caldwell, Lincoln County, Mrs. Lillie Vance Rimer, Fayetteville, and Mrs. Ruby Mitchell, Lewisburg; two sons, Malcolm Collins, Bunker Hill Community, and Sam Collins, Fayetteville; 18 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

COLLINS, Thomas T. The Pulaski Citizen 26 Apr 1950
Funeral services for Thomas Talifario Collins, 70, retired stock dealer, who died at 9:00 o'clock Sunday morning at his home in Pulaski after several months illness, were held at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home. Rites were conducted by Elder J. Clifford Murphy, Church of Christ minister. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Born and reared in Giles County, he was the son of the late Robert Bugg and Lula Moore Collins. He had spent most of his life in Giles County. Five years ago he moved to Detroit, Mich., where he resided until last July when he became ill. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mr. Collins is survived by his second wife, Mrs. Agnes Harwell Collins; one daughter by his first marriage, Mrs. Evelyn Butler; three grandchildren; four sister, Mrs. Newton Rees and Mrs. Calvin Dale, of Fayetteville, Mrs. Sam Fox of Lewisburg, and Mrs. E. C. Hunter, of Pulaski; and two brothers, W. W. Collins, Diana and Drake Collins, Pulaski.

COLSTON, Thomas Sammy The Pulaski Citizen 6 Aug 1952
Funeral services for Thomas Sammy Colston, 14, youth of the Ardmore section, who died Saturday, August 2, were held at the graveside at Gatlin Cemetery, near Ardmore, on Sunday afternoon.
The survivors include the parents, C. L. Colston and Mrs. Elizabeth Henderson Colston; and several sisters and brothers. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

COLLINS, Curtis Ray The Pulaski Citizen 27 Aug 1958
Funeral services for Curtis Ray Collins, Beaumont, Texas, who was killed Sunday in a traffic accident near Beaumont, were held at 2:00 p. m. Tuesday at the Ardmore Baptist Church. The Rev. M. O. Blackwelder, pastor, officiated and burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Collins was returning to the family home in Beaumont after having brought Mrs. Collins and their three children to Ardmore to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Smith. His car was involved in a head-on collision with another autombile on the highway within 150 miles of his home.
Survivors are his wife, the former Miss Norene Smith; three daughters, Deborah Yvonne Collins, Arlynne Collins, and Veda K. Collins, and a son, Ronald Ray Collins; his father, Fred Collins, and step-mother, Mrs. Collins of Oklahoma City; two sisters, Mrs. Clara May Beauchamp, Oklahoma City; Mrs. Willie Joe Phillips, Gary, Texas; two brothers, David Earl Collins, Beaumont, Texas, and Collie D. Collins, Fairbanks, Alaska; and several aunts and uncles.

COLLINS, William Wesley The Pulaski Citizen 10 Jun 1953
William Wesley Collins, 80, retired merchant of Diana, died at 7:30 Monday evening, June 1, at his home after a long illness.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Diana Methodist Church, with the Rev. J. C. Elkins, pastor of the church, and the Rev. W. W. Owen, a former pastor, officiating. Burial took place in the Diana Cemetery.
A lifelong resident of the Diana community, he was the son of the late Robert Bugg Collins and Lula Moore Collins.
He was an active member of the Diana Methodist Church, having been a trustee at the time of his death. He had served as Sunday School Superintendent and teacher of the Men's Bible Class for many years.
Mr. Collins is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lou Orr Collins; one daughter, Mrs. Slater Varnell, Chattanooga; one son, William W. Collins, Jr.; and one granddaughter, Miss Diane Collins, both of New Orleans, La.; three sisters, Mrs. Calvin Dale and Mrs. Newton Rees, Fayetteville, and Mrs. Sam Fox, Lewisburg; and one brother, Drake Collins, Pulaski.

COLVETT, Fred The Pulaski Citizen 14 Apr 1954
Fred Colvett, 61, who was born and reared at Lynnville, died Sunday morning, April 4, in a Chicago, Ill., hospital. Funeral rites and burial took place in that city.
A son of the late William Colvett and Theora Tunnell Colvett, he was a veteran of World War I, and on returning from service went to Chicago, where he entered the insurance and real estate business. He has been a member of the Church of Christ many years.
Mr. Colvett is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rose D'Louey Colvett; two daughters, Mrs. Jack Allen of Alaska, and Miss Willa Mae Colvett of California; a sister, Miss Ethel Colvett, Chicago; and three brothers, Bonny Colvett, Kansas City, Mo., Joe Colvett, Chicago, and Herbert Colvett, Valparaiso, Ind.

COLVETT, John Melvin The Pulaski Citizen 14 Oct 1959
Funeral services for John Melvin Colvett, 79, retired carpenter of Auburn, N. Y., and a native of Giles County, will be held Friday afternoon in Fulton, N. Y. Mr. Colvett who had been in declining health for some time, died Monday night, October 12 in Auburn.
Born May 9, 1880, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Sam P. Colvett and Josephine Morrow Colvett. His first wife, Mrs. Ada Murphy Colvett, died in 1946.
Mr. Colvett is survived by his second wife, Mrs. Lena Davis Colvett; six daughters, Mrs. Vera Clark and Mrs. Louise Hobbs, both of Nashville, Mrs. Ursie McGowan, Murfreesboro, Mrs. A. B. Rogers, Birmingham, Ala., Mrs. Jim Henderson, Elkton, and Mrs. Kenneth Wells, Campbellsville; two sons, Velmer Colvett, New York City, and Eubon Colvett, Los Angeles, Calif., sixteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Kate Colvett Cochran, Nashville.

COMER, Mollie Lou Etta Stephenson The Pulaski Citizen 29 Jul 1959

Funeral services for Mrs. Solon O. Comer, 42, Dallas, Texas, resident since 1951, were held at 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon, July 15, at Poole Funeral Home, 315 Hampton Street. Rev. R. J. La Parde officiated with burial in Laurel Lane Memorial Park.
Mrs. Comer died Friday, July 17, in Methodist Hospital, Dallas, after a long illness. Mrs. Comer, who lived at 2507 W. Brooklyn Avenue, was born in Giles County, Tenn., and was the former Miss Mollie Lou Etta Stephenson.
She is survived by her husband; two sons, Charles and Wallace of Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. Ben Hartsell and Miss Sue Comer of Dallas, and Mrs. Robert Fitzgerald of Bryan, Texas; her mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Phillips of Pulaski, Tenn., and one sister, Mrs. Merlie Defoe of Cornersville, Tenn.

COMER, Roxie Anna Roberts The Pulaski Citizen 30 Jan 1957
Funeral services for Mrs. John Comer, 79, resident of Powell community, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, at Mt. Zion Church with the rites conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister, and burial took place in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Comer died at 10:35 o'clock Sunday morning, at the home after a long illness.
The former Miss Roxie Anna Roberts, she was born in Giles County on January 28, 1877, the daughter of the late John Roberts and Bettie Shelton Roberts. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Mrs. Comer, widow of John Comer who died June 8, 1945, is survived by one son, Calvin Comer, with whom she lived; two grandsons, William Comer and Gene Comer; seven great-grandchildren; and one brother, Oscar Roberts, all of the Powell community. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge.

COMER, Sarah Edna Sanders The Pulaski Citizen 16 Aug 1950
Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Edna Sanders Comer, 82, who died on Friday, August 11, at her home in the Eighteenth Civil District, were held Saturday afternoon at the Scotts Hill Baptist Church. Rites were conducted by the Rev. Homer Brown, pastor of the church, and burial took place in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Comer, widow of Robert A. Comer, was born September 18, 1867 and was the daughter of the late James Sanders and Kathony Roper Sanders. She had been a member of the Scotts Hill Church for forty-five years.
Mrs. Comer is survived by four children, Tally Comer of Dallas, Texas, Mrs. Ada Bivins, Mrs. Odie McIntyre and Ozro Comer, all of Giles County; twelve grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; three half-sisters, Mrs. Mary Hazelwood, Montgomery, Ala., Mrs. Virgie Tate and Mrs. Bessie Hasting, both of Prospect; two half-brothers, Marion Sanders of Pulaski and Mitchell Sanders, Birmingham, Ala.
A daughter, Mrs. Dillie McMasters, died July 18, 1950.

COMPTON, Dee Herbert The Pulaski Citizen 11 Feb 1959

Funeral services for Dee Herbert Compton, 84, retired farmer of the Rich Community, were held at one o'clock Friday afternoon at Big Creek Church of Christ, and burial took place in the family lot in Lynnwood Cemetery at Lynnville. Mr. Compton died on Wednesday, February 4, at the home of his son, Perry Dee Compton in Nashville after a period of declining health.
Mr. Compton, the last member of his immediate family, was born June 1, 1874, in the Fourteenth District of Giles County, the son of the late DeWitt Compton and Nancy Gibson Compton. His wife, Mrs. Emma Foster Compton, died thirty years ago.
He was a member of the Church of Christ.
Mr. Compton, in addition to the son in Nashville, is survive by another son, Carl Compton, Kansas City, Kans.; one daughter, Mrs. Olin Smith, Monzonola, Colo.; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

COMPTON, Neal Bunyan The Pulaski Citizen 29 Jul 1959
Funeral services for Neal Bunyan Compton, 67, retired farmer of the Hams Creek section, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at Greenwood Church of Christ, conducted by Andrew Brown, with the burial in the church cemetery. Mr. Compton died at noon on Sunday, July 26, at his home after several weeks illness, following a paralytic stroke.
Born November 5, 1891 in Giles County, he was the son of the late Alf Compton and Laura Alsup Compton. Mr.Compton, a batchelor, is survived by one sister, Mrs. Laura Parker; and one niece, Mrs. English Brashears, both of Ham Creek.

COMPTON, Prudie Kellum The Pulaski Citizen 2 Jul 1958
Funeral services for Mrs. Prudie Kellum Compton, 73, resident of the Bodenham section, were held at 11 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Pulaski Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Cullen T. Carter, Methodist minister. Burial took place in Lynnwood Cemetery. Mrs. Compton died Sunday at the home of her niece, Mrs. C. H. Warren at Bodenham after a brief illness.
Born October 31, 1884, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Rev. John L. Kellum and Fannie Hunt Kellum. Her husband, Richard O. Compton, died many years ago.
Mrs. Compton is survived by a step-daughter, Mrs. John Jones, Columbia; a step-son, Kelly Compton, Emigrant, Mont.; two half-sisters, Mrs. Robert Hunter, LaVergne, Tenn., and Mrs. Warrmeth Johnson, Smyrna, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge.

CONNALLY, Mrs. Gordon L. The Pulaski Citizen 28 Mar 1951
Mrs. Gordon L. Connally of Jackson, mother of Mrs. Roy Eubank of Pulaski, died unexpectedly at 9:45 Thursday night, March 22, while driving with her daughter, Miss Helen Conally and friends. She had been in declining health for the past year.
Funeral rites were held at 11 o'clock Saturday morning at the Griffin Funeral Home with Dr. Samuel Stanworth, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial took place in Hollywood Cemetery at Jackson.
Mrs. Connally was born at Huntsville, Ala., the daughter of William McCravey and Sally French McCravey. Since 1905, she had resided in Jackson where Mr. Connally engaged in the retail furniture business. He die on March 15, 1929.
Mrs. Connally was prominently identified with the First Presbyterian Church and its activities.

Mrs. Connally is survived by the two daughters; one son, J. Garth Connally, Memphis; and three grandchildren, Mrs. Wharton Jones, Senatobia, Miss., and Gordon and Helen Eubank of Pulaski.

CONNELL, Alfred Michael The Pulaski Citizen 18 May 1955
Funeral services for Alfred Michael Connell, 81, retired farmer, were held at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister, and burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mr. Connell died at 4:10 Sunday afternoon at Giles County Hospital after a long illness.
A native of Giles County, he was born September 20, 1873, the son of the late Matthew J. Connell and Susannah Eason Connell. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mr. Connell is survived by his wife, Mrs. Fannie Burgess Connell; and one sister, Mrs. McG. Ingrum, Pulaski; two nieces, Miss Lynn Ingrum, Pulaski, and Mrs. J. B. Whitmire, Sr., Decatur, Ala.; three nephews, M. F. Ingrum, Memphis, Fred and Ben Ingrum of Pulaski. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

CONNELL, William Theodore The Pulaski Citizen 30 Mar 1955
Funeral services for William Theodore Connell, 76, retired farmer of the Lynnville community, were held at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Lynnville Church of Christ. Gynnath Ford, minister of the church, and Virgil Bradford, minister of the East Hill Church of Christ, officiated, and burial took place in Lynnwood Cemetery.
Mr. Connell died at 1:45 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Giles County Hospital, after a long illness. A native of Dyer County, Tennessee, he was born January 19, 1879, the son of the late William Thomas Connell and Mary Gold Connell, and was a member of the Church of Christ. He had lived in Giles County since childhood.
His wife, Mrs. Essie Overstreet Connell, died October 23, 1938.
Mr. Connell is survived by three daughters, Mrs. John Coble and Mrs. Kenneth Sisk, Pulaski, and Mrs. Howard Ashton, Lynnville; one son, Joe Connell, Columbia; four grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Charles Hooten, Lewisburg; and one brother, George Connell, Nashville.
Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

COOK, Cecil Irvin The Pulaski Citizen 12 Jan 1955
Funeral services for Cecil Irvin Cook, 58, employee of Leheigh-Portland Cement Company of Birmingham, Ala., were held at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon in that city with burial there.
Mr. Cook died Sunday morning at his home at Tarrant City, a section of Birmingham following a six months illness.
Born April 21, 1896, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Cook, former residents of the Woodlawn community.
Mr. Cook is survived by his wife, Mrs. Gladys Lewis Cook; five children; three sisters, Mrs. Iris Ridner, Woodlawn, Mrs. Lizzie Compton, Elkmont, Ala., and Mrs. C. M. Crawford, Birmingham, Ala.; and three brothers, J. E. Cook, Sumac community of Giles County, W. J. Cook, Birmingham, Ala., and A. M. Cook, Nashville.

COOK, Fred Wilson The Pulaski Citizen 18 Jan 1956
Funeral services for Fred Wilson Cook, 32, Ardmore World War II veteran killed in a traffic accident January 11 on Highway 31, South, were held at 2:00 p. m. Sunday at the Ardmore Baptist Church. The Rev. M. O. Blackweilder, pastor of the Baptist Church, and the Rev. E. M. Trammell, pastor of the Methodist Church, officiated, and burial was in the Gatlin Cemetery near Ardmore.
Mr. Cook is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cook of Ardmore; two brothers, James Cook, Ardmore; Robert Cook, Denver, Colorado; and three sisters, Mrs. Clifton Toone, Pulaski, Mrs. Wayne Kech, Nampa, Idaho; and Mrs. Barney Warkloa, Mt. Emphian, New Jersey.

COOK, Henry Frazier The Pulaski Citizen 16 Apr 1958
Funeral services for Henry Frazier Cook, 87, former resident of Prospect Community, were held at one o'clock Sunday afternoon at Pettus-Owen Funeral Home in Nashville. The Rev. Carl L. Elkins, pastor of Blakemore Methodist Church in Nashville, officiated at the rites and the burial which took place in Prospect Cemetery. Mr. Cook died on Saturday, April 12, in a Nashville hospital after a long illness.
Mr. Cook, a retired lumber company employee, was a native of Maury County but resided most of his life at Prospect. He was a member of Prospect Methodist Church.
His wife, Mrs. Susie Gilbert Cook, died in 1952 soon after the family moved to Nashville.
Mr. Cook is survived by one son, W. M. Cook; two daughters, Mrs. W. R. Spears, and Mrs. Harold G. Daly, all of Nashville; eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

COOK, Sallie Clem The Pulaski Citizen 13 May 1959
Funeral services for Mrs. Sallie Clem Cook, 71, Giles Countian, were held at the Ardmore Funeral Home on Sunday afternoon, conducted by Dr. W. H. Mansfield. Burial took place in the Gatlin Cemetery in Limestone County, Ala. Mrs. Cook died Wednesday afternoon at Giles County Hospital after several weeks illness.
Born February 14, 1866, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Emmett Clem and Amanda Stovall Clem, and was a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Cook is survived by her husband, Jesse Frank Cook; three daughters, Mrs. Clifton Toone, Pulaski, Mrs. Bernard Warkala, Mt. Ephraim, N. J. and Mrs. Kenneth Wayne Keck, Nampa, Idaho; two sons, Robert L. Cook, Denver, Colo., and Jimmy Cook, Ardmore; twelve grandchildren; and two brothers, Kerby Clem, Bethel, Ala., and Raybon Clem, Nashville. Wilson T. Carter and Company, in charge.

COOK, Susie Eleanor Gilbert The Pulaski Citizen 27 Aug 1952
Funeral services for Mrs. Susie Eleanor Gilbert Cook, 80, were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Prospect Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Elwood Denson, pastor of the church. Burial took place in the Prospect Cemetery.
Mrs. Cook died Monday, August 25, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. R. Spears, in Nashville.

Born September 1, 1872, and educated in the Prospect community, she was the daughter of the late John E. Gilbert and India Westmoreland Gilbert. She Burial took place in the family lot in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mrs. Cook is survived by her husband, H. F. Cook; two daughters, Mrs. Spears, and Mrs. Harold G. Daly; one son, W. W. Cook; and eleven grandchildren, all of Nashville.
The family formerly lived t Prospect. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

COOK, William James The Pulaski Citizen 8 Apr 1959
Funeral services for William James Cook, 73, retired employee of the Jefferson Foundry in Birmingham, Ala. were held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Woodlawn Christian Church, with the burial in Forest Hill Cemetery in that city, Mr. Cook died Friday, April 3, at a Birmingham hospital after several months illness.
Born February 12, 1886, in Giles County, he was the son of the late John Cook and Viola Doss Cook. He moved to Birmingham in 1926. He was a member of the Christian Church and had served as a deacon for several years.
Mr. Cook is survived by his wife, Mr. Eva Hyatt Cook, also a native of Giles County; three daughters and two sons; two brothers, Asa M. Cook, Nashville; and Edward J. Cook, Pulaski; and three sisters, Mrs. W. M. Compton, Elkmont, Ala., Mrs. Iris C. Ridner, Pulaski, and C. M. Crawford, Birmingham, Ala.

COOPER, James K. The Pulaski Citizen 23 Jul 1952
Funeral services for James K. Cooper, 90, retired farmer, were held at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Rose Hill Baptist Church. The Rev. Mack Pinkelton and the Rev. Robert Earl Wilsford conducted the services and burial took place in the church cemetery.
Mr. Cooper, who was nearing his ninety-first birthday, died at 11 o'clock Friday night, July 18, at his home in the Rose Hill section, after several years of failing health.
He was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church and a lifelong resident of the county, the son of the late Isaac Cooper and Susan Copeland Cooper.
His wife, Mrs. Susan Alice Boatman Cooper, died May 23, 1951.
Mr. Cooper is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Perry Smith and Miss Hallie Cooper, who live at the Rose Hill home, and Mrs. Floyd Bivins, Lewisburg; three sons, Clyde Cooper, of the Rose Hill section, Willie Cooper, Halls, Tenn., and Clay Cooper, Fayetteville; ten grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Delia Norman, Pulaski. Pulaski Funeral Home, Funeral Directors.

COOPER, Janie Shaw The Pulaski Citizen 26 Jul 1950
Funeral services for Mrs. Janie Shaw Cooper, 68, widow of C. T. Cooper, who died at 7:30 o'clock Sunday night, July 23, were held at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning at Choates Creek Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Lloyd Hickman and the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist ministers. Burial took place in Rose Hill Cemetery near Campbellsville.

Mrs. Cooper died after an extended period of declining health in Old Hickory at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Veto Steele, where she had made her home since the death of her husband, C. T. Cooper, in April, 1949.
Born and reared in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Ed Shaw and Mattie Penny Shaw. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Cooper is survived by one son by a former marriage, William F. Sandusky, Nashville; one step-daughter, Mrs. J. D. Garner, Memphis; one step-son, Claude Cooper, Pulaski; five grandchildren, one great grandchild; three sisters, Mrs. Bob Wheeler and Mrs. Dan Wheeler, Giles County, and Mrs. Delilah Kelly, Ethridge; and four brothers, W. R. Shaw and G. W. Shaw, both of Pulaski, and Herbert Shaw and Claude Shaw, both of San Angelo, Texas.

COOPER, Susan Alice Boatman The Pulaski Citizen 30 May 1951
Funeral services for Mrs. Susan Alice Boatman Cooper, 85, were held Friday afternoon at Rose Hill Baptist Church in Giles County.
The Rev. Eugene Steelman and the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist ministers, officiated and burial took place in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Cooper died Wednesday afternoon at her home after a three weeks illness.
Daughter of the late William Boatman and Sara Wray Boatman, she was a native of Giles County, and a member of the Choates Creek Methodist Church.
Mrs. Cooper is survived by her husband, James K. Cooper; three daughters, Mrs. Perry Smith and Miss Hallie Cooper, both of Rose Hill, and Mrs. Floyd Bivins, Lewisburg; three sons, Clyde Cooper, Rose Hill, Clay Cooper, Fayetteville, and Willie Cooper, Halls, Tenn.; eleven grandchildren, twenty-two great grandchildren and eleven great great grandchildren. Pulaski Funeral Home, Funeral Directors.

COPE, Lula Pearl The Pulaski Citizen 17 Dec 1952
Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Pearl Goodwin Cope, 58, mother of W. F. Cope, Jr., Pulaski druggist, were held Wednesday at Moore-Motlow Funeral Home in Tullahoma. Burial took place there.
Mrs. Cope, storekeeper at the Tennessee Vocational School in Tullahoma, died Monday night at the school.
A native of Sparta, she had resided in Tullahoma twenty-seven years.
In addition to her son, Mrs. Cope is survived by two grandchildren, Pulaski; a sister, and four brothers.

COPELAND, William Flournoy The Pulaski Citizen 5 Nov 1952
Dr. William Flournoy Copeland, 74, prominent Giles County physician and the mayor of Lynnville, died of a heart ailment at ten o'clock Thursday morning, October 30, at Vanderbilt Hospital, Nashville, following a year of declining health.

Funeral rites were held at the Lynnville Methodist Church at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, with the Rev. W. C. Moorehead, pastor of the church, and the Rev. W. C. Wallace of Nashville, a former pastor, officiating. Burial took place in the family lot in Lynnwood Cemetery under the auspices of the Masons and Odd Fellows.
Born July 28, 1878, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Matthew Taylor Copeland, Esq., and Nancy Lovice May Copeland.
Upon his graduation from the University of Nashville in 1904, he went to Southport in Maury County to practice. It was here he met and married Miss Lennie Wiley on November 24, 1908. She survives.
Later Dr. Copeland moved to Campbellsville where he practiced nineteen years. Later practice took him to Cornersville for a few years and eleven years ago he moved to Lynnville where he filled many places of trust. A member of the Lynnville Methodist Church, he served on the honorary board of stewards and the board of trustees, in addition to becoming mayor of Lynnville in recent years. He was a member of the Giles County Medical Society, the Tennessee Medical Society and was a member of the staff of the new Giles County Hospital.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Odd Fellows and the Woodman Lodge.
In addition to his wife, Dr. Copeland is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Joe Moore, Cornersville, Mrs. Lyndal Smith, Chattanooga, and Mrs. Earl Davis, Lewisburg, and Mrs. Reeves Rainey, Nashville; one son, Matthew Wiley Copeland, Lynnville; and nine grandchildren.
A son, W. F. Copeland, Jr., died June 16, 1941.

CORDER, John Milton The Pulaski Citizen 02 Oct 1957
Funeral services for John Milton Corder, 60, former Giles Countian, were held at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Shores Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister. Burial took place in the church cemetery. Mr. Corder died Thursday night, September 26, at his home at Goodlettsville, after a long illness.
Born January 20, 1897, in Limestone County, Ala., he was the son of Mrs. Louella McKinney Corder of Minor Hill and the late George Corder.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Corder is survived by his wife, Mrs. Hattie Gooch Corder; and two brothers, Stacy Corder and Freeman Corder, both of Minor Hill.
Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

CORDER, Lou Ella McKinney The Pulaski Citizen 11 Mar 1959
Funeral services for Mrs. Lou Ella McKinney Corder, 90, were held at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Minor Hill Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Chester A. Stephens, pastor of the church. Burial took place in Minor Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Corder died unexpectedly Friday morning at the home at Minor Hill.
Born October 7, 1869, in Limestone County, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Jack McKinney and Louisa Browning McKinney. Her husband, George Corder, died many years ago. Mrs. Corder is survived by two sons, Stacy Corder and Freeman Corder, both of Minor Hill; eight grandchildren; one brother, Harry McKinney, Minor Hill; and three sisters, Mrs. Cora Jackson and Mrs. Lillie Alsup, both of Minor Hill, and Mrs. Mattie Hardiman, Florence, Ala. Bennett-May & Company in charge.


COSBY, Thomas Milton The Pulaski Citizen 7 May 1952
Funeral services for Thomas Milton Cosby, 71, will be held at 10 o'clock Thursday morning in the parlors of Pulaski Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Roy West, pastor of Trinity Methodist Church, and the Rev. A. R. Hogan, a former pastor. Burial will take place in Maplewood Cemetery.
He died at 1:15 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, May 6, after a brief illness at his home in the Eighteenth Civil District.
He was born December 28, 1880, in the same house in which he spent his entire life. He was the son of the late Thomas P. Coshy and Catherine Johnson Cosbym and had been a member of the Trinity Methodist Church since childhood.
Mr. Cosby is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lillie Shook Cosby; a foster son, Rev. W. V. DeRamus, Gainesboro, Tenn., and a number of nieces and nephews of West Tennessee. Pulaski Funeral Home, Funeral Directors.

COSBY, Walter Alonzo The Pulaski Citizen 6 Jun 1951
Funeral services for Walter Alonza Cosby, 70, retired farmer of the Stella community, who died on Saturday, June 2, at his home on West Washington Street, were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Pleasant Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Stella. The Rev. Wyatt Harwell officiated and burial took place in the church cemetery.
Mr. Cosby, a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, died at one o'clock Saturday afternoon following a five year illness.
He was born in Giles County on November 16, 1880, the son of the late Ephriam F. Cosby and Missouri Martin Cosby.
Mr. Cosby is survived by his wife, Mrs. Inez Judia Cosby; and two sisters, Mrs. Lucy Roberts, Stella, and Mrs. Daisy Graham, Pulaski. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

COUCH, Ivabell Appleton The Pulaski Citizen 5 May 1954
Funeral services for Mrs. William Claude Couch, about 71, were held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at Appleton Church of Christ, conducted by M. F. Norwood, Church of Christ minister. Burial took place in Appleton (Dobbins) Cemetery. Mrs. Couch died unexpectedly of a heart attack on Thursday April 29, at the home near Nashville, following a brief illness.
The former Iva Bell Appleton, she was born and reared in Appleton section of the county. A member of the Church of Christ, Mrs. Couch is survived by her husband, William Claude Couch; one son, Kenneth Couch, Appleton, Tenn.; three daughters, Mrs. John Cole, Antioch, Mrs. Bob Taylor Raines, Nashville, and Mrs. Guy Davis, Minor Hill; several grandchildren; three sisters, including a Mrs. Eubank of Texas; and two brothers, Tom Appleton and Noah Appleton, of Giles County. Bennett-May and Co., Morticians in charge.

COUCH, William Claude The Pulaski Citizen 3 Nov 1954
Funeral services for William Claude Couch, 75, resident of Appleton, were held at 11 o'clock Friday morning at Appleton Church of Christ, conducted by M. F. Norwood, Church of Christ minister. Burial took place in the Dobbins Cemetery in that community.

Mr. Couch, who had lived with a daughter in Nashville recently, died at 9:30 o'clock Wednesday morning, October 27, following a long period of declining health.
His wife, Mrs. Iva Appleton Couch, died one year ago. (*actually six months).
Born in Lawrence County, he had resided at Appleton on the Giles-Lawrence County line the greater part of his life. He was the son of the late Mr. Couch and Mrs. Lissie Dobbins Couch Norwood.
Mr. Couch is survived by three daughter, Mrs. Guy Davis, Minor Hill, Mrs. John D. Cole of Antioch, Tenn., and Mrs. Robert Raines, Nashville; one son, Jack Couch, Appleton; and several grandchildren. Bennett-May and Co. Funeral Directors.

COWAN, Sanders H. The Pulaski Citizen 20 Aug 1958
Sanders H. Cowan, 60-odd years of age, a native of Giles County, died Sunday, August 17, at a hospital in Toledo, Ohio, after a period of declining health.
The remains arrived at Union Station, Nashville, at 3:20 Wednesday afternoon and were conveyed to Phillips-Robinson Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the grave in Spring Hill Cemetery, Nashville.
Born at Campbellsville, he was the son of the late Abner Cowan and Sue Lee Guest Cowan. The survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Lee Cowan, Toledo; and one brother, Buck Cowan, Nashville. He was an uncle of Miss Jennie English of Campbellsville and Hugh Abner English of Chattanooga.

COX, Ada Bell The Pulaski Citizen 4 Mar 1959
Funeral services for Miss Ada Bell Cox, native Giles Countian, were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Robert Hall, Cumberland Presbyterian minister. Burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
Miss Cox died Saturday night, February 28, at a Columbia nursing home after an extended period of declining health.
Miss Cox, a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, was born January 11, 1864, the daughter of the late Gerdine Cox and Martha Mayfield Cox.
The last member of her immediate family, Miss Cox is survived by serveral nieces and nephews. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge.

COX, Elizabeth Lyman The Pulaski Citizen 6 Jul 1955
Mrs. Elizabeth Lyman Cox, 74, the mother of Parmenas Cox, president of First National Bank in Pulaski and a former resident of Pulaksi, died Wednesday afternoon in Martha Gaston Hospital in Lebanon after a long illness.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Minor Hill Methodist Church, with the Rev. H. T. Tipps and the Rev. J. E. Trotter, officiating.
Burial will take place in Oxford Cemetery in that community.

A native of Knoxville, Mrs. Cox had resided with her daughter, Mrs. Roy Dowdy, in Lebanon, for the past two and a half months, having moved there from Pulaski where she lived for many years. She was the widow of James Thaddeus Cox, a former principal of Giles County High School, and was educated at the University of Tennessee.
Born December 8, 1880, she was the daughter of Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth Johnston Lyman of Lynbrook, N. Y., and the late Elbert Porter Lyman. She was a member of the Minor Hill Methodist Church and a former teacher in its Sunday School, and was active in church, school and club affairs in the county. She was the founder of the Parent-Teacher organization in Giles County and was a former member of the Twentieth Century Club.
In addition to her son in Pulaski, her mother and Mrs. Dowdy, Mrs. Cox s survived by another daughter, Mrs. Leon Bibb, Clarksville; another son, Lyman Cox, Old Hickory; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Dr. Warren Lyman, Ottawa, Canada, Addison Lyman, Memphis; and a sister, Mrs. Wellington Donaldson, Lynbrook, N. Y. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

COX, Etta Brinkley The Pulaski Citizen 11 Apr 1956
Funeral services for Miss Etta Brinkley Cox, 87, Giles County native, were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Argine Hughes and the Rev. Paul McReynolds. Burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
Miss Cox died at 5:30 o'clock on Saturday morning at Cozy Rest Haven at Columbia after a period of declining health.
Born September 13, 1868, in Giles County, she was a daughter of the late Gourdyne Cox and Martha Mayfield Cox. Survivors include one brother, James B. Cox, Scotts Hill; and one sister, Miss Ada Cox, Columbia. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors in charge.

COX, Garner Floyd The Pulaski Citizen 10 Feb 1954
Funeral services for Garner Floyd Cox, 82, retired farmer of the Diana community, who died at his home after a long illness, were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Cornersville Methodist Church. The Rev. Wyatt L. Harwell, pastor of the church, officiated, assisted by the Rev. J. C. Elkins, of St. Joseph and burial took place in New Hope Cemetery near Cornersville.
Mr. Cox, a member of the Methodist Church, is survived by one son, Jesse Will Cox of Diana; two grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Sallie Tidwell, Nashville; and one brother, Will Cox of Nashville.

COX, Jones The Pulaski Citizen 19 Mar 1958
Funeral services for Jones Cox, 78, Twelfth Civil District retired farmer, were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Pulaski Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. Raymond Greenway. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mr. Cox died Friday at a Nashville hospital after a long period of declining health.
A native of Giles County, he was the son of the late David Kennedy Cox and Della Marks Cox. His wife, Mrs. Lena McNeese Cox, died about ten years ago.
Mr. Cox is survived by one daughter, Mrs. R. W. Jacobi, Cleveland, Ohio. Pulaski Funeral Home, Morticians in charge.

COX, Lula McDougal The Pulaski Citizen 19 Aug 1959

Funeral services for Mrs. Lula McDougal Cox, 76, native Giles Countian and widow of Charlie Cox, were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Scotts Hill Baptist Church, with the burial in the church cemetery. Mrs. Cox died on Friday, August 14, at the home of her sister, Mrs. E. L. Hanna in Lawrenceburg, after a long illness.
Mrs. Cox, who was a resident of the Scotts Hill section, was born October 13, 1882, the daughter of the late William McDougal and Betty Hardiman McDougal. She was a member of the Scotts Hill Baptist Church.
Mrs. Cox is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Hanna, Mrs. S. R. Stanford, Union Hill, and Mrs. Mandy Williams, Pulaski; and two brothers, Robert McDougal, Shores, and A. J. McDougal, Scotts Hill. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge.

COX, Mahlon G. The Pulaski Citizen 18 Jan 1956
Funeral services for Mahlon G. Cox, 73, native Giles Countian, were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Edwin Gilbert of Athens, Ala., a nephew, and the Rev. Sam R. Dodson, Jr., Methodist ministers.
Burial took place in Prospect Cemetery. Mr. Cox died suddenly about 8 o'clock Friday night at this home in the Arrington community, in Williamson County.
Born November 28, 1882, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Prof. Edwin R. Cox and Augusta Ann Abernathy Cox, and was a member of the Methodist Church.
He grew to manhood here, marrying in 1916 and moving to Williamson County in 1919 where he had been a successful farmer and dairyman.
Mr. Cox is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sallie Sherrell Cox, also a native Giles Countian; and three sisters, Mrs. Charles R. Gilbert, Pulaski, Mrs. J. M. Reid, Fort Worth, Texas, and Mrs. J. J. Cridebring, Tucumcarl, N. Mex. Bennett May and Co., morticians in charge.

COX, Sally Gordon The Pulaski Citizen 17 Dec 1958
Funeral services for Mrs. S. E. Cox, 73, mother of Mrs. G. A. Roberts, Jr., of Pulaski were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Butler, Ga., hometown of the Cox family. Burial took place in that city. Mrs. Cox died early Sunday morning, December 14, at the home of a daughter in Miami, Fla., after a prolonged illness.
In addition to the daughter at whose home she resided, Mrs. Cox is survived by two other daughters in Miami, Mrs. Massey Wilkes and Mrs. Luther Edmondson, and Mrs. Roberts of Pulaski; and one son, Ishmael P. Cox of Butler, Ga.; and a number of grandchildren.

COX, Simon Eroy The Pulaski Citizen 1 Jul 1953
Simon Eroy Cox, 78, father of Mrs. G. A. Roberts, Jr., of Pulaski, died on Tuesday morning, August 4, at Howell Hospital in Macon, Ga., after an extended illness.
Funeral services were held at 5 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Butler, Ga., conducted by the Rev. E. R. Dunn, pastor. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
Mr. Cox, cotton broker and retired farmer, had been a member of the South Georgia Cotton Exchange and for many years had served as chairman of the county board of education. He was a member of the Baptist Church.

He was born December 12, 1875, at Butler, Ga., the son of the late Stephen Hilliard Cox and Lucy Harmon Cox.
Mr. Cox is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sally Gordon Cox; five daughters, Mrs. Roberts, Pulaski, and Mrs. Massey Wilkes, Mrs. Jack Hickman, Mrs. W. L. Edmondson and Mrs. H. L. Cone, all of Miami, Fla.; one son, I. P. Cox, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.; six grandchildren; and one brother, J. E. Cox, Butler, Ga.

CRABB, Arthur Arnold The Pulaski Citizen 26 Jul 1950
Arthur Arnold Crabb, 52, of the Minor Hill Community, an invalid confined to his wheelchair for a number of years, died from a self-inflicted bullet wound at five o'clock p.m. Saturday at his home. His wife, Mrs. Sammie Davis Crabb said she discovered him dead in his wheelchair, his gun beside him, when she returned from the barn where she been milking the cows. In Mrs. Crabb's absence, he had rolled his chair to the telephone, called one of their children, and told the family to come to the home quickly.
Mr. Crabb, a native of Giles County had engaged in farming before his illness. He was a son of Albert Noah and Willie Ann Buffalo Crabb. Funeral services were held Monday at 3:00 p.m. at the Minor Hill Church of Christ, D. B. Noles officiating, and burial was in Minor Hill Cemetery.
Survivors are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Mary Janet Crabb and Mrs. Genevieve Lovett and one son, Solon Crabb, all of Minor Hill; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ross Newton of Pulaski, and Mrs. Vera Woodard of Arlington, Texas; one brother, Charles Crabb of Minor Hill.

CRABB, Vera Zerl Hardy The Pulaski Citizen 20 May 1953
Prayer services for Mrs. Vera Zerl Hardy Crabb, 64, were held at 12:30 o'clock Saturday at the residence near Anderson, Ala., followed by funeral services at 2:30 o'clock at New Zion Church of Christ in Giles County. Rites were conducted by J. R. Creel of Athens, Ala., minister of New Zion Church and burial took place in the New Zion Cemetery.
Mrs. Crabb died at 7 o'clock Thursday morning at her home at Anderson.
Born in Giles County on October 5, 1888, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Henry Hardy and Lucinda Whitaker Hardy. She had been a member of the Church of Christ since her girlhood.
Mrs. Crabb is survived by her husband, Freelin Crabb; three sisters, Mrs. Bob Rogers, Stella, Mrs. Bill Rogers, Dallas, Texas, and Mrs. Claude Gooch, Maryville; and three brothers, Oswald Hardy, Detroit, Mich., Robert Hardy, Blue Mts., Miss., and Leon Rogers, Athens, Ala. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

CRABTREE, James Thomas The Pulaski Citizen 8 Aug 1951
Funeral services for Mr. James Thomas Crabtree, 65, who died Saturday night, August 4, at Giles County Hospital, were held at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mr. Crabtree, a retired farmer of the Kedron community, died of a cerebral hemorrhage at 7:30 o'clock Saturday night after a few hours illness.

He was born in Marshall County, the son of the late William Crabtree and Mary Hill Crabtree. The greater part of his life he made his home at Bethel and later at Kedron. He was a member of the Baptist Church.
Four years ago he retired, moving into the home of his daughter, Mrs. Bill Hughes, on South Second Street.
Mr. Crabtree is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ada Miller Crabtree; four daughters, Mrs. Hughes, Pulaski, Mrs. B. M. Gooch, Mrs. Edgar Hughes and Mrs. Joe Hughes, all of Kedron; two sons, Frank Allen Crabtree and Stokely Crabtree, Kedron; a number of grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. N. W. Webb, Decatur, Ala.,; and one brother, Will Crabtree, Kedron. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

CRABTREE, Mattie Estelle The Pulaski Citizen 22 Jul 1959
Funeral services for Mrs. Rufus Walter Crabtree, 73, Fayetteville resident, were held Wednesday at Gallant Funeral Home with burial in Riverside Cemetery in that city. She died Sunday at her home after a long illness.
Mrs. Crabtree is survived by her husband, R. W. Crabtree; three daughters, Mrs. Guy Fogg, Belfast, Mrs. Johnnie Gray and Mrs. Erlean Sumners, Fayetteville; five sons, Ollie Crabtree, Bennie Crabtree, Lincoln County, Floyd Crabtree, Ardmore, Charles Crabtree, Fayetteville; one sister, Mrs. Charlie Humbles, Lewisburg, and three brothers, Jim and Howell Crabtree, Petersburg, and Clarence Crabtree, Lewisburg.

CRABTREE, Will Edward The Pulaski Citizen 1 Oct 1958
Funeral services for Will Edward Crabtree, 76, retired farmer of Giles County, will be held at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at Kedron Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. George Williams, Christian minister of Decatur, Ala. Burial will take place in the Kedron Cemetery. Mr.Crabtree died at 5 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, October 1, at Giles County Hospital, after a period of declining health.
Born October 4, 1881, in Marshall County, he was the son of the late William Crabtree and Mary Hill Crabtree. He came to Giles County with his family at the age of 14 years.
Mr. Crabtree is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alice Wright Crabtree; two sons, Ernest E. Crabtree, Pulaski and Alga Crabtree, Mulberry, Fla.; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Maudie Webb, Decatur, Ala. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge.

CRAFTON, Mary Amanda Curtis The Pulaski Citizen 16 May 1956
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Amanda Curtis Crafton, 78, will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at Scotts Hill Baptist Church, of which she was a member. Burial took place in the church cemetery. Mrs. Crafton died at 9:40 o'clock Wednesday night, May 16, at the home of a step-daughter, Mrs. W. O. Daughtry in the Vale Mill Community, following a long illness. She broke her hip six weeks ago.
Born January 6, 1878, in the county, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Curtis.

Mrs. Crafton, the last member of her immediate family, had been married four times, and was survived by four sons, Robert Newton, Fall River, Sam Newton, New Prospect, Charles Newton, Scotts Hill, and Tom Newton, Nashville; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and three step-daughters, Mrs. Daughtry, and Mrs. Ella Bee, Akron, Ohio, and Mrs. Murphy Smith, Kosciusko, Miss. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.


CRAIG, Amelia Martin The Pulaski Citizen 1 Sep 1954
Mrs. Amelia Martin Craig, 81, died Tuesday, August 24, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Stanley Gowan, in the Berea community, after a three year period of illness.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock the following Wednesday afternoon at New Zion Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Lloyd Hickman, and burial took place in the church cemetery.
Born May 7, 1873 in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of the late Jim Martin and Goodlett Franks Martin, and was a member of Berea Methodist Church.
She was married three times, her first husband, Sam Blackburn, a native of Texas, die in that state eleven years ago. Her second marriage was to Robert Wolfe who died several years ago. Her last husband, Gene Craig, died in 1949.
In addition to the one daughter, Mrs. Craig is survived by eight grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren; and one brother, Jesse Martin, Pulaski; and three sisters, Mrs. Beulah Rittenberry and Mrs. Gracie Collins, both of Nashville, and Mrs. Marvin Reeves of Columbia.
Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

CRAIG, Cornelius Abernathy The Pulaski Citizen 20 Mar 1957
Cornelius Abernathy Craig, 88, founder of one of the nation's largest insurance companies and a native of Pulaski, died Tuesday afternoon in Vanderbilt Hospital, Nashville, following an illness of several years.
Funeral services will be conducted from West End Methodist Church in Nashville at 10:30 a. m. Thursday and burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville.
Mr. Craig, former president and chairman of the board of National Life and Accident Insurance Company and one of its founders in 1902, had been in failing health since 1952. He retired at his own request as chairman of the company's executive and finance board in 1949, and had been honorary chairman of National Life since that time.
A leader in religious, civic and financial affairs, Mr. Craig had served as chairman of the book committee of the Methodist Church; a director of the Federal Home Loan Corp. of Cincinnati, the NC & St. L Railway and the Nashville branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta; treasurer of Scarritt College, and a trustee of Scarritt College, Peabody College and Vanderbilt University. He was said to be the only man ever to serve concurrently on the board of trustees of all three educational institiutions.
Mr. Craig was born in Pulaski, June 15, 1868. He was a son of William Jackson and Virginia Boisoir Abernathy Craig. His father, a native of North Carolina, had gone first to Maury County and later moved to Giles County.

After the death of Mr. Craig's father, his family moved from their farm to Pulaski. He attended public schools in Pulask and after two years at Giles College, he began his career in 1884 as a clerk in a dry goods store. He was a clerk later in a drug store, and subsequently established his own retail drug business in Pulaski and operated it for 10 years. While in this business, he attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.
In 1896, Mr. Craig entered the insurance business as an agent in Pulaski, and later he got together with Mr. Willis and Mr. Clements and they bought and reorganized an insurance company that became the National Life and Accident Insurance Company.
Mr. Craig maintained his interest in Pulaski and Giles County and expressed it by donating a library and several thousand volumes to his former home town. In 1946, he established a trust fund at Vanderbilt for worthy Giles County students as a memorial to his wife.
A lifelong Methodist, Mr. Craig was a member of West End Methodist Church and served many years as a member of the Board of Stewards.
Mr. Craig married Miss Maggie Sinclair of Franklin September 11, 1889. She died in 1945.
He is survived by a son, Edwin W. Craig, chairman of the board of National Life; a daughter, Mrs. Douglas Self Henry; three granddaughters, Mrs. William C. Weaver, Jr., Mrs. Walter Robinson, Jr., and Mrs. Harry Joyce; two grandsons, Douglas Henry, Jr., and C. A. Craig, II; and nine great-grandchildren, all of Nashville.

CRAIG, Ella Pickett The Pulaski Citizen 12 Sep 1951
Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Pickett Craig, 69, who died Saturday, September 8, were held at Booths Chapel, conducted by M. F. Norwood, Church of Christ minister. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Craig died at 12:10, noon, Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wilburn Yearta in Pulaski, after a long illness.
Born September 30, 1881, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late James Pickett and Bettie Locke Pickett. Her husband, John Craig, died more than thirty years ago.
Mrs. Craig, a member of the Church of Christ, is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Yearta and Mrs. Earl Hill, both of Pulaski, Mrs. Bennie H. Hicks, Goodsprings, Mrs. Waters Jones, Stella and Mrs. J. B. Williams, Nashville; one son, Ewell Craig, Nashville; twenty-one grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and one brother, Earl Pickett, Goodsprings.

CRAIG, Juliet O. Tabb The Pulaski Citizen 5 Nov 1958
Funeral services for Mrs. William Ezell Craig, 70, Nashvillian who died Friday were held at 10 o'clock Monday morning at the residence, 3711 Woodmont Blvd., Nashville, with the burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in that city.
The former Juliet O. Tabb, she was a native of West Virginia, and in 1911 married mr. Craig, a native Giles Countian and a widely known church and civic leader. Mrs. Craig was active in the work of the West End Methodist Church and various civic and cultural organizations.
In addition to her husband, retired chairman of the board of Brandau-Craig-Dickerson Company, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Winston Sykes Dustin and Mrs. Joseph H. F. Handly; and five grandchildren, all of Nashville.

CRAIG, Stephen Michael The Pulaski Citizen 22 Dec 1954
Stephen Michael Craig, 4-day old son of Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Craig, died December 17 at Giles County Hospital.
Prayer services were held at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon at the graveside in Maplewood Cemetery by the Rev. W. J. Fesmire, pastor of the Olivet Charge of the Methodist Church.
In addition to the parents, the child is survived by the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Craig and Mr. and Mrs. Gardner Dunavant.

CRAIG, William Ezell The Pulaski Citizen 26 Aug 1959
William Ezell Craig, 83, native Pulaskian and retired prominent businessman of Nashville, died of pneumonia Monday night at St. Thomas Hospital after an illness of one year.
Funeral rites were held at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning at West End Methodist Church with Bishop Costen J. Harrell of Atlanta, Ga., and Dr. John W. Henley, pastor of the church, officiating. Burial took place in Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Born and reared in Pulaski, he was the son of the late Will Craig and Sallie Ezell Craig. He received his education at Pulaski, Spring Hill Academy, and at Giles College, Pulaski. In 1894, he located in Nashville, identifying himself with the printing industry, first with Brandon Printing Company, fourteen years later going to Memphis where he organized the Morgan-Craig Company. In 1912, he became associated with the Brandau-Craig-Dickerson Company. For many years he was president of the firm and chairman of the board, retiring two years ago.
Mr. Craig also held a prominent place in the church and civic affairs of Nashville for several decades, lending constructive interest in the cause of higher education through colleges in Middle Tennessee, including Martin College at Pulaski.
Mrs. Craig, the former Miss Juliette Ople Tabb of Parkersburg, W. Va., died in 1958.
Mr. Craig is survived by two daughters, Msr. Winston Sykes Dustin and Mrs. Joseph H. F. Handly, Nashville; several grandchildren; three brothers, R. Percy Craig, Nashville, Edward M. Craig, Greenville, S. C., and John Kennedy Craig, Knoxville; and one sister, Mrs. Charles A. Dugin, Birmingham, Mich.

CRAMER, Mrs. Albert P. Cramer The Pulaski Citizen 31 Oct 1956
Mrs. Albert P. Cramer, 86, aunt of Mrs. J. U. Speer of Pulaski, died October 19, at Atlantic Shore Sanitarium at Somers Point, N. J., after a long illness. Funeral services were held on Monday with burial at Somers Point.
A native of Ireland, she had been a resident of Somers Point forty-eight years.
Mrs. Cramer is survived by her husband; one niece, Mrs. Speer who was reared by Mrs. Cramer; and one nephew, John Carey, New York City.

CRANE, Ellis King The Pulaski Citizen 5 Mar 1952
Funeral services for Mrs. Ellis King Crane, 46, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Cornersville Church of Christ, conducted by Elder Raymond Fite, Church of Christ minister. Burial took place in Lone Oak Cemetery in Lewisburg.

Mrs. Crane, Wheeler resident, died unexpectedly Sunday night at Giles County Hospital in Pulaski, after a few hour illness.
Born in Alabama, she was the daughter of Mrs. Ben King of Ardmore and the late Mr. King. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Mrs. Crane is survived by her husband, Spark A. Crane, Wheelerton; one son, Carl Crane, Shelbyville; one grandson, David Crane, Shelbyville; her mother, Mrs. King; and five sisters, Mrs. Howard Camp, Mrs. Roy Waaltons, and Miss Alma King; Ardmore, Mrs. Nellie Malone, Huntsville, Ala., and Mrs. Raymond Martin, Nashville; and three brothers, Orval King, Lewisburg, James King, Toledo, Ohio, and Albert King, Chattanooga. Toney Rainey, Ardmore, Funeral Director.

CREECY, Mattie Jane Lunsford The Pulaski Citizen 11 Dec 1957
Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Jane Lunsford Creecy, 78, former resident of Diana community, were held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Cornersville Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. E. G. Godwin and the Rev. C. E. Blackburn. Burial took place in Beechwood Cemetery at Cornersville. Mrs. Creecy, a resident of Cornersville several years, died Wednesday, December 4, at Hamlin Nursing Home in Lewisburg.
Born in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Oscar Lunsford and Sara Lou Briggs Lunsford, and was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mrs. Creecy is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Herschell Doggett, Nashville; two sons, Tommy Creecy, Cornersville, and Garrett Creecy, Red Oak, Lincoln County; and one brother, Asa D. Lunsford, Cornersville.

CRENSHAW, John B. The Pulaski Citizen 21 Nov 1951
John B. Crenshaw, former teacher of the Pulaski City School, died Monday at his home in Trenton.
Funeral rites were held on Wednesday. Mr. Crenshaw lived in Pulaski six or seven years. He and his wife taught in the city schools.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Crenshaw is survived by three sons.

CRIBBS, Lota Ethel White The Pulaski Citizen 6 Nov 1957
Funeral services for Mrs. Lota Ethel White Cribbs, 74, Sheffield, Ala., housewife, were held at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by Tom Holland, minister of East Hill Church of Christ. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery. Mrs. Cribbs died Monday morning, November 4, at Jackson Clinic at Lester, Ala., after a period of illness.
Born August 17, 1883, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late J. M. White and Amanda Warren White, and was a member of the Church of Christ.

Mrs. Cribbs is survived by her husband, S. F. Cribbs; five daughters, Mrs. Corinne Fain, Lester, Ala., Mrs. Mable Jackson, Sheffield, Ala., Mrs. Bennie Bee, Garden City, Mich., Mrs. Harry White, Birmingham, Ala., and Mrs. Louise Gosa, Indianapolis, Ind.; four sons, Ermon Neely, Albertsville, Ala., and Edward Neely, Pulaski, and S. F. Cribbs, Jr., Flint, Mich.; a number of grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Jackson, Lester, Ala., and Mrs. Verna Seniard, Muncie, Ind.; and three brothers, Noble C. White, Pulaski and Clay White and Morgan White, both of Salem, Ala. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

CRICK, Eva Stofel The Pulaski Citizen 18 Dec 1957
Funeral services for Mrs. Eva Stofel Crick, 79, resident of the Lynnville section, were held at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning at the First Baptist Church in Lynnville, conducted by the Rrev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister. Burial took place in Rose Cemetery at Columbia.
Mrs. Crick died at one o'clock Monday morning, December 16, at the home at the Giles-Maury County line hill after a lengthy illness.
Born March 30, 1879, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late J. W. Stofel and Hauty Williams Stofel.
Mrs. Crick is survived by her husband, Frank Crick; two daughters, Mrs. Tom Lee, Portersville, Ala., and Mrs. Lena Miller, Lewisburg; two sons, Brodus Smith and Earl Smith, both of Lewisburg; sixteen grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.
Pulaski Funeral Home, Morticians in charge.

CRIDEBRING, Joseph Jackson The Pulaski Citizen 20 Nov 1957
Joseph Jackson Cridebring, 84, retired teacher of Tucumcari, N. Mex., and husband of the former Miss Lizzie Cox of Pulaski, died Friday, November 15, at his home after a period of declining health. Rites took place in that city.
Born in Ohio of German parentage, he was at the time of his marriage to the Giles Countian, the superintendent of schools at Alamogordo, N. Mex.
Mr. Cridebring is survived by his wife, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edwin R. Cox of Pulaski; one son, Edwin Cridgbring, Tucumcari; and four daughters.

CRINER, Gladys Poteete The Pulaski Citizen 30 Aug 1950
Funeral services for Gladys Poteete Criner, 34, wife of J. C. Criner, Jr., were held at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Pulaski Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Fred C. Woodard, pastor of the church. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mrs. Criner died at 4 o'clock Friday afternoon, August 25, in Pulaski Hospital following a brief illness.
Born at Delrose, she was the daughter of the late Brown Poteete and Grace Roller Poteete, and was educated in Nashville. In 1934 she was married to Joseph C. Criner, Jr., who survives.
She was a member of the Methodist Church and was serving as a Sunday School teacher in the cradle roll department at the time of her death. She was an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
In addition to her husband, field man for the Giles County Farm Bureau; Mrs. Criner is survived by one son, Joe Criner, a student in Giles County High School.

CROCKETT, Susan Lightfoot The Pulaski Citizen 14 Oct 1959

Funeral services for Mrs. Susan Lightfoot Crockett, widow of Nathan Adams Crockett, were held at the residence, 3805 Whitland Avenue, Nashville, at 3 o'clock on Monday afternoon. Burial took place in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Nashville. Mrs. Crockett died at 9:30 o'clock Saturday morning at her home.
Born and reared in Pulaski, she was the daughter of the late Jones Lightfoot and Susie Abernathy Lightfoot. Her marriage to Mr. Crockett took place in 1946. He died in 1949.
Mrs. Crockett is survived by one nephew, Harry Lightfoot, Los Angeles, Calif.

CROSS, Audie M. The Pulaski Citizen 7 Oct 1953
Funeral services for Audie M. Cross, 68, farmer of the Yokley community, were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Taylor Chapel Methodist Church. Burial took place in Lynnwood Cemetery.
Mr. Cross died about midnight Sunday, October 4, in Giles County Hospital after several days' illness.
A lifelong resident of the county, he was the son of the late Henry T. Cross and Amanda ____________ Cross. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mr. Cross is survived by his wife, Mrs. Zora Francis Cross; three daughters, Mrs. T. E. Peden, Russellville, Ky., Mrs. E. B. Thurman, Lynnville, and Mrs. John L. Goldman, Birmingham, Ala.; and three sons, Walter Cross, Bowling Green, Ky., Wilburn Cross, Lewisburg, and Malcolm Cross, Philadelphia, Pa.

CROSS, Cora Beatrice Powell The Pulaski Citizen 29 Jun 1955
Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Beatrice Powell Cross, 60, housewife of the Yokley community, were held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Taylor Chapel Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. W. C. Moorehead, the Rev. Mack Pinkelton and the Rev. Mr. Hickman. Burial took place in Lynnwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Cross, who had been in failing health for several months died at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at her home.
A native of Marshall County, she was the daughter of the late Van Powell and Sarah McConnell Powell but had lived in the Yokley section since her marriage forty-four years ago. She was a member of the Taylor Chapel Methodist Church.
In addition to her huisband, Lonnie B. Cross, she is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Henry Hickman, Mrs. Cordell Russell, and Mrs. W. D. Beasley; and one step-son, Elmer Cross, all of Giles County; three grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Horace McLauring, Iron City and Mrs. L. T. Thorne, Birmingham, Ala.

CROSS, Melvin Carver The Pulaski Citizen 3 Nov 1954
Melvin Carver Cross, 59, highly respected member of Giles County Court and a farmer of the Minnow Branch community, died Monday afternoon in Giles County Hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were held at one o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Lynnville Methodist Church by the Rev. W. J. Fesmire and the Rev. W. C. Moorehead, Methodist ministers. Burial took place in Lynnwood Cemetery in Lynnville.

Mr. Cross was a native of Giles County, the son of the late Henry T. and Amanda Carpenter Cross. He engaged in farming for many years and, in addition, was a subscription agent for the Newspaper Printing Corporation, Nashville, until he resigned because of illness. He
was a member of the Campbellsville Methodist Church and served as a member of the Board of Stewards.
Mr. Cross represented the Thirteenth District in the County Court and took active part in the affairs of the county and his community.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Lou Ellen Carpenter; three daughters, Mrs. J. P. White, Nashville, Mrs. William Alred, Ringgold, Ga., and Mrs. W. B. Mathis, Citrus Heights, Calif.; three sons, Cordell Cross, Lynnville, Nathan Cross, Lawrenceburg, and Revis Cross, Lafayette, Ind.; two sisters, Mrs. Eddie Hickman and Mrs. Grady Cummings, both of Lynnville; two brothers, L. B. and A. M. Cross, both of Lynnville; and eight grandchildren.

CROSS, Thomas Martin The Pulaski Citizen 8 Mar 1950
Funeral services for Thomas Martin Cross, 71, who died at 9 o'clock Sunday night, February 26, at his home at Ethridge were held on Tuesday afternoon at Ethridge Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. J. M. Walker of Fayetteville and the Rev. Mack Pinkelton. Burial was in John Lay Cemetery there.
The Rev. Cross, a minister for 40 years, was a member of County Line Primitive Baptist Church.
He is survived by Mrs. Maggie Eubank Cross; three daughters and four sons; thirteen grandchildren all of Ethridge; three sisters and brothers.

CROSS, Will E. The Pulaski Citizen 12 Feb 1958
Will E. Cross, 76, retired manager of the Clarksville, Tenn., office of Southern Bell Telephone Company, and former manager of the Pulaski office of the company, died at 10:30 o'clock Saturday morning at his home in Clarksville after an illness of several years.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at McReynolds Funeral Home with the burial in Greenwood Cemetery in Clarksville.
Mr. Cross is survived by his wife, Mrs. Carrie May Cross, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Gil T. May of Pulaski; two daughters, Mrs. M. N. Bakarick, Athens, Ga., and Mrs. J. C. Bunnell, Clarksville; nine grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. J. A. Huggins, Detroit, Mich.; and one brother, John Cross, Columbia.

CROSTHWAITE, Annie Tate Harris The Pulaski Citizen 12 Nov 1958
Mrs. Annie Tate Harris Crosthwaite, 57, retired Summertown school teacher, died Wednesday morning, November 12, at Lawrenceburg County Hospital after a short illness. Funeral services will take place at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at Summertown Church of Christ, with the burial in Mimosa Cemetery.
A native of Giles County, she was the daughter of Mrs. J. T. Harris of Lawrenceburg and the late Mr. Harris. She had taught school more than 25 years and had retired a month ago.

In addition to her mother, Mrs. Crosthwaite is survived by her husband, Burton L. Crosthwaite; one son, Thomas Crosthwaite, Summertown; and two brothers, Thomas Harris, Lawrenceburg, and Charlie Harris, Danville, Ky.

CROWELL, Ernest The Pulaski Citizen 5 Dec 1956
Ernest Crowell, a native of Bedford County and an attorney practicing law in Pulaski from 1907-1924, died Munday at a sanitarium in Sulphur, Okla.
Mr. Crowell, who had resided in Oklahoma for many years, was a member of the Giles County Bar Association and a leader in the Republican Party during his residence in Pulaski. His wife, the former Miss Mary Lee Meadows, Giles County native died several years ago.
The message of Mr. Crowell;s death received by friends in Pulaski did not contain funeral arrangements.

CROWELL, Frank The Pulaski Citizen 15 Feb 1956
Funeral services for Frank Crowell, 76, former Pulaski resident, were held Tuesday afternoon, Februay 7, at the Lee Funeral Home in Washington, D. C., and burial took place in the National Cemetery at Arlington with full military honors.
Mr. Crowell died of a heart attack on Thursday, February 2, at his home in Washington.
A Veteran of Foreign Wars and a member of the Presbyterian Church, he formerly made his home in Pulaski, having been associated with the Burton Barber Shop for a number of years.
Mr. Crowell is survived by his wife, Mrs. Minnie Lewis Crowell, native Pulaskian; four daughters, Mrs. Gilda Keller, Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Adelaide Cross and Misses Jean and Jane Crowell, Washington; five sons, Lt. W. R. Crowell, stationed in Germany, Thomas W. Crowell, New York City, and John F. Crowell, Alden E. Crowell, and David Lee Crowell, all of Washington; and three daughters by a former marriage.

CRUMLEY, Joe The Pulaski Citizen 7 Aug 1957
Funeral services for Joe Crumley, 86, retired farmer of the Fourteenth Civil District, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at Pulaski Funeral Home conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister. Burial took place in the Old Cemetery at Ethridge. Mr. Crumley died at 4 o'clock Saturday morning, August 3, at a nursing home in Lewisburg after a ten months illness.
Born November 4, 1870, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Crumley. His wife, Mrs. Haughty Francis Crumley, died in September of 1949.
Mr. Crumley is survived by four grandsons, Eugen Dickey, Columber, Walker Dickey, Kenneth Dickey, Porterfield, Texas, and Sherman Dickey, California; six great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Mandy Strange, Columbia, Mrs. Daisy Hickman, Giles County, Mrs. Drucilla Crowder, Cedar Hill, Tenn., and Mrs. Roxie Dawson, Lewisburg; three brothers, Press Crumley, Bakersfield, Calif., Columbus Crumley, Portageville, Mo., and Amos Crumley, Giles County.
Pulaski Funeral Home in charge.

CRUTCHER, Alice Irene Appleton The Pulaski Citizen 16 Apr 1958

Mrs. Alice Irene Appleton Crutcher, 52, employee of the County Court Clerk office in Pulaski, died at 1:15 o'clock Monday afternoon, April 14, at her home at Prospect after several months illness.
Funeral rites were held at 11 o'clock Wednesday morning in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by Tom Holland, minister of East Hill Church of Christ, assisted by James E. Holt and J. Clifford Murphy. Burial took place in Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Stella.
Born September 29, 1905, at Minor Hill, she was the daughter of Roy Parr Appleton and Pearl McMasters Appleton, and was a member of the Church of Christ. She was graduated from Minor High School and attended Middle Tennessee State College at Murfreesboro and a business college in Nashville. Later she held a position with the State Department of Unemployment in Nashville. For the past year, she had been a clerk in the office of Coleman G. Davis, County Court Clerk.
Mrs. Crutcher is survived by her husband, W. W. Crutcher; a nine year-old son, Jimmy Crutcher; two sisters, Mrs. Ralph L. Carson, Nashville, and Mrs. J. Luster Jackson, Prospect; one brother, Roy Russell Appleton, Nashville; and one half-brother, Smith Appleton, Pulaski. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors in charge.

CRUTCHER, C. S. The Pulaski Citizen 10 Sep 1958
C. S. Crutcher, 56, deputy collector of Internal Revenue, Nashville, died unexpectedly Tuesday, September 2, in a hospital in Nassawadox, Va., having been stricken while en route home from a business trip to Washington, D. C. A native of Wilson County, he joined the Internal Revenue Department in 1942.
A brother of Woodrow Crutcher of Prospect, Mr. Crutcher is also survived by another brother, Hilary Crutcher, Nashville; and two sisters, Miss Darcie Crutcher and Miss Catherine Crutcher, Nashville.

CUFF, Roger P. The Pulaski Citizen 16 Jul 1958
Roger P. Cuff, Mt. Pleasant, Mich., professor, and husband of the former Miss Eleanor Frazier of Pulaski, died unexpectedly of a heart attack on Friday, July 11 in Lucerne, Switzerland, while on a European tour with Mrs. Cuff and others.
Funeral rites were held Wednesday, July 16, in Mt. Pleasant where they had made their home for a number of years.
Former professor of English at David Lipscomb College in Nashville, he was holding the chair of English at a college in Mt. Pleasant, a position he had held since going to the Michigan city. He was a native Tennessean.
Mrs. Cuff is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. Arthur Frazier, now of Brewton, Ala., former residents of Pulaski.

CULPEPPER, Ralph The Pulaski Citizen 15 Apr 1959

Ralph Culpepper, 32-year-old factory worker of Dearborn, Mich., and the husband of the former Miss Shirley Belew, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Belew of Minor Hill, drowned in Mud Lake in Michigan Saturday night when he fell through two inches of ice while running a new coon dog with two companions. One of his companions also fell in, but managed to climb from the frigid water back onto the ice.
Culpepper's body was recovered at 11:58 p. m. by State Police Trooper in about 16 feet of water some 30 feet from the north shore at the Fox Country Club on North Territorial Road.
Culpepper's companions said the dog chased a coon onto the ice and the men followed. They said they were behind Culpepper when he fell through the ice and Parker also fell through.
They said they told Culpepper to keep his head above the water while they got a board or stick to hand him, but Culpepper submerged in the muddy waters.
State Troopers spent about 15 minutes dragging for the body before it was located.
Funeral services for Culpepper were conducted Monday in the J. L. Peters Funeral Home and burial was in Parkview Memorial Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, are his parents, John J. Culpepper, Taylor Township; three sisters, Mrs. Odessa Watson and Mrs. Violet Hall, both of Taylor Township, and Mrs. Ristie Ridge, Hammond, Ill.; and four brothers, Alex and Worthel, both of Taylor Township, Henry of Dearborn, and Lawrence of Lincoln Park, Ill.

CULPS, Alice Cole The Pulaski Citizen 17 Oct 1951
Mrs. Robert Culps, the former Alice Cole of Giles County, who attended the funeral of her sister-in-law, Mrs. L. E. Blakely, on October 6, died suddenly a few hours after her return to her home.
Her rites were held in Los Angeles. Mrs. Culps is survived by her husband; one daughter and one son.
Mrs. Blakely is a half sister of Lewis Culps and Miss Addie Lewis Culps and Miss Addie Culps of Pulaski.

CULPS, Lewis The Pulaski Citizen 13 May 1959
Funeral services for Lewis Culps, 83, retired grocery employee, were held at 3:30 o'clock
Monday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by Dr. William H. Mansfield and Dr. W. H. Strother with the burial in Maplewood Cemetery. Mr. Culps died Saturday midnight at his home 602 Spofford Avenue in Pulaski, after a long illness.
Born February 6, 1876, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Robert L. Culps and Mary Jane Boyd Culps.
Mr.Culps is survived by one sister, Miss Addie Culps, Pulaski, and several nieces and nephews. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge.

CULPS, Robert O. The Pulaski Citizen 22 Oct 1952
Robert O. Culps, 87, native Giles Countian, died Tuesday morning October 21 at his home in Los Angeles, Calif.
Funeral services will take place there at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon.
Born and reared here he moved to Los Angeles more than thirty years ago. His wife died October 6, 1951.

Mr. Culps is survived by one daughter and son, Mrs. Harry Schalk and Boyd Culps, both of Los Angeles; one sister, Miss Addie Culps; and one brother, Lewis Culps, both of Pulaski.

CUMMINS, Ann Clifton The Pulaski Citizen 30 Apr 1958
Funeral services for Mrs. Ann Clifton Cummins, 79, lifelong resident of the Southport Community of Maury County, were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Williams Funeral Home in Columbia, with burial in the Gibsonville Cemetery. Mrs. Cummins, died Sunday night at her home.
A sister of Will Clifton of Lynnville, Mrs.Cummins is survived by one daughter; three sons; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two other brothers and three sisters.

CUNNINGHAM, Melinda Catherine Davis The Pulaski Citizen 03 Mar 1954
Funeral services for Mrs. Melinda Catherine Davis Cunningham, 76, were held Friday afternoon at Prospect Methodist Church, with burial in Prospect Cemetery. Mrs. Cunningham died Thursday morning at the home of her son, Roy Cunningham at Prospect, after a long illness.
A lifelong resident of Giles County, she was born March 3, 1876, the daughter of the late Jim Davis and Betty Parker Davis. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
Her husband, Roy H. Cunningham, died several years ago.
Mrs. Cunningham is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Norma Rogers and Mrs. Aaron Grant, both of Prospect; two sons, Roy, with whom she made her home, and Ernest Cunningham, Prospect; seventeen grandchildren and three great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Dave Hickerson, Wartrace, and Mrs. Alice Stewart, Decatur, Ala.; and three brothers, Horace Davis, Miami, Fla., Jim Davis, Colorado, Texas and Adam Davis, Shelbyville. Wilson Carter and Co.



CURRY, Arney Carroll The Pulaski Citizen 21 Oct 1959
Arney Carroll Curry, 57, Pulaski automobile dealer, church and civic leader, died of a heart attack Friday night, October 16, at 11:30 o'clock at his home on South First Street.
Funeral services were held at 3 p. m. Sunday at First Methodist Church with the Rev. William Moss, Dr. W. H. Mansfield, and Dr. R. B. Stone officiating. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery in Pulaski with Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge. Active pallbearers were Dr. W. J. Johnson, Byron Eslick, Parmenas Cox, Ross Bass, Herbert Parsons, Dr. Joe Gordon of Lewisburg and Dr. A. M. Ballentine.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the Board of Stewards of the Methodist Church, the George Morgan Bible Class, Board of Directors of the First National Bank, the Pulaski Rotary Club, and employees of Curry Motors.
Mr. Curry was a native of Giles County, son of Mrs. Minnie Stapp Curry, Pulaski, and the late Robert Emmett Curry.
Mr. Curry was a member of the Methodist Church, the Pulaski Rotary Club, a member of the Board of Directors of First National Bank, a member of the Industrial Commission and of Hillcrest Country Club.

He had been in the automobile business for about thirty years. A brother, Guy Curry, was in the automobile business with him until his death 10 years ago.
For the past several years, Mrs. Curry was co-chairman of the annual Rotary Club Horse Show in Pulaski.
Mr. Curry was honored by Dodge Motors Corporation at a dinner at Hillcrest Country Club Wednesday night, October 14, when he was named a member of the Executive Council. In addition he was named by the Chrysler Corporation as the most outstanding dealer in the Memphis territory.
Surviving in addition to his mother, are his widow, Mrs. Louise Young Curry, Pulaski; a daughter, Mrs. Dan Martin; a son, Kent Curry; a brother, Robert E. Curry; four sisters, Mrs. Smith Eubank, Mrs. Smith Legg, Mrs. Mitchell Howard, and Mrs. Arney White, all of Giles County.

CURRY, Mahaley The Pulaski Citizen 6 Feb 1952
Funeral services for Miss Mahaley Curry, 68, were held Sunday afternoon at a funeral home in Columbia by the Rev. C. B. Cook and Elder Leon C. Burns. Burial took place in the Kedron Cemetery in Giles County.
She died Saturday in a Nashville hospital following a short illness.
Native of Giles County, she was a daughter of the late Bud and Marie Jane Hargrove Curry and was a member of the Kedron Methodist Church.
Survivors include sister, Mrs. Mary Denton, Columbia, with whom she made her home, and a number of nieces and nephews.

CURRY, Pearl Bell The Pulaski Citizen 26 Aug 1953
Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl Bell Curry, 71, were held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at Prospect Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. W. C. Folks, pastor of the church. Burial took place in Prospect Cemetery.
Mrs. Curry died at 5 o'clock Thursday morning at Giles County Hospital following a few hours illness, having sustained a paralytic stroke.
A lifelong resident of the county, she was born November 5, 1881, the daughter of the late Joe B. Bell and Mary James Bell.
Mrs. Curry is survived by her husband, retired farmer of Prospect; one daughter, Mrs. T. F. Nipper, Knoxville; two sons, James Curry, Prospect; and Leldon Curry, Sarasota, Fla.; two grandchildren; and one brother, W. B. Bell, Orange, Texas.

CURTIS, Albert Sidney Fayetteville & Lincoln County News 30 Aug1951
Albert Curtis, 81, died at the Lincoln County Hospital about noon Tuesday after a brief illness.
Funeral services were held at the McBurg Methodist Church at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon. Rev. W. C. Folk and Rev. J. C. Elkins officiated. Burial was held in Hereford Cemetery.
Mr. Curtis was born and reared in Lincoln County and was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Smith Curtis. He was engaged in farming in the Delrose community and for many years had been a member of the McBurg Methodist Church. His wife, Mrs. Nora Birdsong Curtis, died about five years ago.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Mack Taylor of Delrose; one son, Cletus Curtis, also of Delrose; one brother, Charles Curtis of Hughey, and two grandchildren.

CURTIS, Arnold O. The Pulaski Citizen 18 Jul 1956
Funeral services for Arnold O. Curtis, 76, retired farmer of Anthony Hill section, were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Pulaski Funeral Home, conducted by Everett Prestridge, Church of Christ minister. Burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Curtis died at 10:20 o'clock Sunday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ira Shelton, after a long illness.
Born August 11, 1879, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Thomas Curtis and Lizzie Sandusky Curtis, and was a member of the Church of Christ. His wife, Mrs. Rosa Hill Curtis, died fourteen years ago.
In addition to Mrs. Shelton, Mr. Curtis is survived by 2 other daughters, Mrs. J. B. Vanhoosier, Winter Haven, Fla., and Mrs. Oley Kimbrough, Lynnville; and two sons, Willie Curtis, Giles County and George Eliot Curtis, Winter Haven, Fla.; 26 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

CURTIS, Cora Harwell Williams The Pulaski Citizen 12 Sep 1951
Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Harwell Williams Curtis, 76, who died of a heart attack on Tuesday night, August 28, at her home near Fayetteville, were held the following day at Zion Baptist Church in Giles County, conducted by the pastor of the church. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
She was the daughter of the late Walter A. Harwell and Annie Abernathy Harwell of Frankewing.
Her first husband was Tom Williams of Frankewing.
She is also survived by three children, Hassie Williams, Burt Williams and Foster Williams, all of Giles County; three sisters, Mrs. Odie Robinson, McBurg; Mrs. Davis London, Cornersville, and Mrs. B. Twittie, Lewisburg; and one brother, Earlie Harwell, College Grove.

CURTIS, Etta Watson The Pulaski Citizen 18 Feb 1953
Funeral services for Mrs. Etta Watson Curtis, 74, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at Young's Chapel Presbyterian Church. The Rev. G. H. Turpin, of Chattanooga, a former pastor, officiated and burial took place in the Young's Chapel.
Mrs. Curtis died at 7 o'clock Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Willie Mangrum in Murfreesboro.
She was reared at Bunker Hill, the daughter of the late William (Comfort) Watson and Lizzie Gilliam Watson. Her husband, Jim Curtis, died several years ago.
Mrs. Curtis, a member of the Presbyterian Church, is survived by one daughter; one granddaughter; two sisters, Mrs. Hattie Gaines Jones, Pulaski and Mrs. Fredonia Williams, Dellrose; and one brother, Bud Watson, Oklahoma.

CURTIS, Louise Kimbrough The Pulaski Citizen 20 May 1959

Funeral services for Mrs. Louise Kimbrough Curtis, 50, resident of the Pleasant Hill section, will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home with the burial in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Stella. Mrs. Curtis died at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning, May 20, at the home after a long illness.
Born August 19, 1908, in Giles County, she was the daughter of Belve Kimbrough and Ida Craig Kimbrough.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Curtis is survived by five sons, William I. Curtis, Cecil Curtis, Tommy Curtis and Harold Curtis, Giles County, Calvin Curtis, Texas; three daughters, Misses Betty and Patricia Curtis, and Mrs. Rosie Curry, Giles County; five brothers, Oley Kimbrough, John R. Kimbrough, Louie Kimbrough, Alvie J. Kimbrough, and Cordell Kimbrough, all of Giles County; and one sister, Mrs. Jasper Jones, Giles County.
Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge.

CURTIS, Lucy Watson The Pulaski Citizen 29 May 1957
Funeral services for Mrs. Lucy Watson Curtis, 71, resident of the Bryson community, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, at Bethany Presbyterian Church at Bryson with the burial in the church cemetery. Mrs. Curtis died at 12:30 o'clock Sunday, May 19, her birthday, at Giles County Hospital after a two weeks illness.
A native of Giles County, she was the daughter of the late George Allen Watson and Fannie Storey Watson, and was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Her husband, John K. Curtis, died March 31, 1938.
Mrs. Curtis is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Harvey May, Elkton, and Mrs. Bobbie Ray, Tullahoma; six sons, J. K. Curtis, Jr., Robert W. Curtis, Cecil Curtis, and Gilbert Curtis, all of Giles County, James Max Curtis, Memphis, and John Allen Curtis, Texas; nineteen grandchildren; one brother, Julius May Watson, Giles County; and one sister, Mrs. Allen Aymett, Sr., Pisgah. Bennett-May Funeral Home, Funeral Directors in charge.

DABNEY, Annie Rhea The Pulaski Citizen 9 Jul 1958
Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Rhea Dabney, 89, native Giles Countian, were held at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday morning, July 3, in the chapel of Griffin Funeral Home in Jackson, Tenn. The burial took place in Ridgecrest Cemetery at Jackson. Mrs. Dabney died at 9 o'clock on Monday morning, July 7, after a lengthy illness.
She was born November 19, 1868, at Bufords Station in Giles County, and in 1900 was married to William Presley Dabney. The same year they moved to Jackson where he established the Dabney Furniture Company which he operated until his death several years ago.
Mrs. Dabney, prominent in social and cultural affairs of the city, was society editor of the Jackson Sun for many years and was a devou member of the First Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Dabney is survived by one granddaughter, Mrs. D. W. Booth of Spartanburg, S. C.; one grandson, Thompson Dabney, Jackson; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. William Rhea Dabney, Jackson; and four great-grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. David Rhea, Jr., of Pulaski attended the rites for his aunt.


DABNEY, Ida The Pulaski Citizen 12 Sep 1951
Funeral services for Miss Ida Dabney, 67, were held Friday afternoon at Robertson Fork Church of Christ, of which she was a member, conducted by Gaston Collins of Nashville. Burial took place in Walker Cemetery. She died Thursday of a heart attack at her home.
A lifelong resident of the county, she was the daughter of the late Sam D. Dabney and Tennie Walker Dabney.
Survivors include a number of first cousins.

DALE, William Bernard and Louise Dale The Pulaski Citizen 29 Jul 1959
A 40-year-old former Giles County man shot and killed his 44-year-old bride of about three weeks Wednesday at their home in the Webber City community in Lawrence County and then killed himself.
Dead are William Bernard Dale, 40, traveling salesman, and Mrs. Louise Dale. Authorities said they had found no motive for the shooting.
Charles Freemon, Lawrence County coroner, said Mrs. Dale was in her small shop adjacent to the home when her husband drove up in an automobile, spoke to some tourists in another car and walked into the shop.
Freemon and Deputy Sheriff Arthur Hairrell said they were told that he said nothing when he entered the shop, but began firing as his wife with a 25 caliber automatic pistol. She was hit by several bullets and died a few minutes later.
Freemon said that Dale then went to the house, and after entering, fired three shots into his body, one from the automatic and two from a 38 caliber revolver.
Freemon quoted one of the customers in the shop as saying he thought someone was shooting firecrackers until he saw Mrs. Dale fall to the floor.
Freemon and Hairrell said Mrs. Dale, who was a widow, and Dale married about three weeks ago.
Mrs. Dale's body was carried to Hunt Funeral Home in Lawrenceburg
Dale's body was brought to Bennett-May Funeral Home in Pulaski where funeral services will be held Friday at 2:00 p. m. The Rev. William H. Moss and Dr. W. H. Mansfield, Methodist ministers of Pulaski, will officiate and burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery in Pulaski.
Mr. Dale is survived by his parents, R. B. and Mrs. Nannie Elizabeth Troxler Dale of Pulaski; two children, David and Dana Dale of Nashville; and a sister, Mrs. Bob Sullivan, Meridian, Miss.

DALY, Asa The Pulaski Citizen 4 Mar 1953
Funeral services for Asa Daly, 77, farmer of the Baugh community, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Pleasant Hill Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Don Orr, pastor of the Pettusville Methodist Church, Pettusville, Ala. Burial took place in the Daly Cemetery.
Born November 27, 1875, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Joe Daly and Julia Rochelle Daly.

Mr. Daly is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Lillie Thompson, Miss Osie Daly and Mrs. Ovale Hinkle, all of Baugh; three sons, Knox Daly, Madison County, Ala., Rayburn Daly and Iris Daly, Baugh; thirteen grandchildren and twenty-three great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Dovie Wallace, Athens, Ala., and Mrs. Musa Biggerstaff, Nashville, and one brother, Raymond Daly, Veto, Ala. Wilson Carter and Company, Funeral Directors

DAILY, Edd Neal The Pulaski Citizen 24 Nov 1954
Edd Neal Daily, 67, drag-line operator at International Minerals and Chemical Corporation at Wales, died at 5:45 o'clock Sunday night, November 14, at Giles County Hospital, following several months' illness.
Funeral rites were held at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by J. Bedford Rasbury, minister of the Second Street Church of Christ in Pulaski. Burial took place at West Point Cemetery in Lawrence County.
Born April 15, 1887, at Rogersville, Ala., he was the son of the late Jesse Daily and Fannie Waddell Daily. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
Mr. Daily is survived by his wife, Mrs. Willie Hardwick Daily; three daughters, Mrs. Marvin Adams, Wales, Mrs. Floyd Shackelford, Pulaski, and Mrs. James Evans, Centerville; two sons, J. H. Daily, Chicago, Ill., and William Daily, Pulaski; five grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ross Quinn, West Point, Tenn.; and one brother, Ott Daily, Wales. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

DALY, Guy B. The Pulaski Citizen 19 Mar 1958
Funeral services for Guy B. Daly, 75, well-known livestock dealer of the county, will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home. Rites will be conducted by Dr. W. B. Strother and Dr. William H. Mansfield, pastors of the First Methodist Church. Burial will take place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mr. Daly, who had made his home in Pulaski for a number of years, died at 9 o'clock Tuesday night, March 18, at Giles County Hospital, after a period of declining health.
Born February 19, 1883, in Giles County, he was the son of the late William Lucas Daly and Martha Calvin Daly.
Mr. Daly is survived by his wife, Mrs. Olivia Phillips Daly; five daughters, Mrs. John H. Stevenson, Pulaski, Mrs.Luke Womack, Nashville, Miss Gladys Daly, Clarksville, Mrs. James Clark, Montgomery, Ala., and Mrs. Ephe Pitts, Fayetteville; three sons, Harold Daly, Nashville, Paul Daly, Batesville, Ark., and Neal Daly, Dallas, Texas; fifteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Calvin Jackson, Birmingham, Ala., Mrs. Clyde Hornbuckle, Clearwater, Fla., and Mrs. George Hargrove, Elkmont, Ala.; and three brothers, Lester Daly, Ardmore, Tenn., Noble Daly, Athens, Ala., and Dayton Daly, Corbin, Ky. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors in charge.

DANIELS, Retta The Pulaski Citizen 22 Mar 1950
Funeral services for Miss Retta Daniels, 85, resident of the Rich community, who died at 11:30 o'clock Wednesday morning, March 15, at a Nashville hospital after an extended illness, were held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Campbellsville Church of Christ, conducted by Elder J. Clifford Murphy, minister of the Church of Christ. Burial took place in the Yokley Cemetery in Campbellsville.

Miss Daniels, a lifelong resident of the county, had been a member of the Church of Christ since childhood. She was the daughter of the late Jim Daniels and Mary Ann Sneed Daniels.
Miss Daniels is survived by one sisters, Mrs. J. A. Allen of Culleoka.
DANIELS, Robert The Pulaski Citizen 3 Feb 1954
Funeral services for Robert Daniels, 83, retired farmer of the Berea community, were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Pisgah Methodist Church, conducted by J. Clifford Murphy and Virgil Bradford, ministers of the Church of Christ. Burial took place in the Pisgah Cemetery.
Mr. Daniel died Sunday, January 31, at Giles County Hospital, where he had been a patient about two weeks.
A lifelong resident of the county, Mr. Daniels is survived by two sons, Collier R. Daniels, Panama City, Fla., and Herschel Daniels, Atlanta, Georgia.

DARNELL, Leroy The Pulaski Citizen 19 May 1954
Funeral services for Leroy Darnell, 16, Giles County youth found dead on his father's farm in the Sumac community Monday, were held at 2:30 p. m. Tuesday at New Zion Baptist Church by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
The youth's body was found hanging from a tree near a field where he and his father, Adrian Darnell, had been working. As they were leaving to go to the house for luncheon, the father said, the boy heard a dog barking in the woods. The father said his son investigated, while he continued toward the house. Members of the family investigated when he did not arrive.
He had been an 8th grade pupil of Brick Church School when he stopped school a year ago.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Joe Wright and Mrs. Carter Wright, both of Odd Fellows Hall, and Mrs. Vestal Gowan; a half sister, Mrs. Richard Whitsell, both of Cornersville; and four brothers, Jessie, Melvin and Joe, all of Sumac, and James C. Darnell of Lewisburg. Pulaski Funeral Home was in charge.

DARNELL, Will Fox The Pulaski Citizen 25 Apr 1956
Funeral services for Will Fox Darnell, 41, supervisor of offices of Florence Stove Company, Lewisburg, were held Tuesday at Bills and McGaugh Funeral Home with burial in Lone Oak Cemetery in that city. Mr. Darnell died unexpectedly of a heart attack on Monday.
A lifelong resident of Marshall County, he was the son of Mrs. John A. Darnell of Lewisburg and the late Mr. Darnell, and was a veteran of World War II, and a member of the American Legion and Elks Club.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Darnell is survived by is wife, Mrs. Mary Louise Smith Darnell, daughter of Harvey H. Smith of Pulaski; two sisters, Mrs. Clayton Baxter and Mrs. Carl Richardson, Lewisburg; two brothers, John A. Darnell, Jr., Lyndhurst, N. J., and Charlie Boyd Darnell, Lewisburg; and one nephew, John Adams Darnell, III, Springfield, Mass.

DAUGHTRY, Robert W. The Pulaski Citizen 7 Jun 1950
Robert W. Daughtry, 20, son of Oscar and Ruth Daughtry of Chestnut Street, Pulaski and the operator of Bob and Nita's Café in Mt. Pleasant, died instantly of a bullet wound said to have been self-inflicted, at the Bluff Park beer parlor on Rockdale Hill at 8 o'clock Friday night.

According to Jess Kennedy, proprietor of Bluff Park and an eye witness to the tragedy, Daughtry pulled out a foreign make pistol and was flourishing it about. Kennedy stated he asked the youth if he was sure the safety was on the pistol. Instead of replying, Daughtry suddenly placed the pistol against his right ear and fired. He is said to have died instantly. A note indicating his intention to commit suicide, was left, but no clear reason was given.
Daughtry was a native of Giles County. He served three years in the armed forces. Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Juanita Luna Daughtry; two sisters, Sue and Juanita Daughtry, both of Pulaski; a paternal grandmother, Mrs. W. E. Daughtry; and a maternal grandfather, G. W. Warren, all of Pulaski.
Funeral services were held at the Church of God in Pulaski. Burial was in the Leoma Cemetery.

DAUGHTRY, Wiley Oscar The Pulaski Citizen 19 Nov 1952
Funeral services for Wiley Oscar Daughtry, 65, well known cabinet maker of Pulaski, were held at one o'clock Sunday afternoon at Pulaski Funeral Home. Rites were conducted by the Rev. H. G. Coston, Baptist minister, and burial took place in Freeman Cemetery at Leoma.
Mr. Daughtry died at 9:20 o'clock Friday night, November 14, at Giles County Hospital, following a long illness.
A native of Lawrence County, he was the son of the late John Walton Daughtry and Sarah Ann Palmore Daughtry. He was a member of the Baptist Church.
Mr. Daughtry is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nancy Ann Newton Daughtry; one daughter, Mrs. Robert Tillman, Pulaski; five sons, Harvey Daughtry, Owensboro, Ky., Herman Daughtry, Ethridge, William Daughtry, Pocatello, Idaho, Walter Daughtry, Santa Ana, Calif., and James Daughtry, Kenoshia, Wis.; fifteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren; two half-sisters, Mrs. Lena Allredd and Mrs. Susie Yearger, Lawrenceburg; and one half-brother, George Daughtry, Leoma. Pulaski Funeral Home, Funeral Directors.

DAVENPORT, Gilbert Henry The Pulaski Citizen 1 Jul 1959
Funeral services for Gilbert Henry Davenport, 71, native Giles Countian and retired carpenter and contractor, were held at 10:30 o'clock Saturday morning in Whittier, Calif., with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery in that city. Mr. Davenport died at 5 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, June 24, after several months illness.
Born March 1, 1888, he was the son of the late Levi Patrick Davenport and Eunice Nelson Adams Davenport. August 30, 1908, he married the former Miss Eunice Myrtle Harwell of Giles County, moving in 1917 to Logan County, Okla. Twenty-four years ago, the family movied to Whittier. Mr. Davenport was a Methodist.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Davenport is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ben Caldwell, San Marino, Calif., and Mrs. Robert Adair, Odessa, Texas; four sons, James Levi Davenport and Ferrell Eugene Davenport, Dallas, Texas, Rupert Glen Davenport, Whittier, Calif.; 12 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Frank Pittard, Pulaski, Mrs. R. D. Boyd, Riverside, Calif., Mrs. L. M. Hightower, Nashville, and Mrs. Wilson Cole, Savannah; and four brothers, Charles A. Davenport and Robert I. Davenport, Pulaski, Roy P. Davenport, Tampa, Fla., and Jerome B. Davenport, Auburndale, Fla.

DAVENPORT, Orvie Orton The Pulaski Citizen 3 Jan 1951
Funeral services for Mrs. John W. Davenport, 75, mother of Frank Davenport, Pulaski businessman, were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Macedonia Baptist Church in Lawrence County. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Davenport, the former Miss Orvie Orton, died at 6:50 o'clock Tuesday morning January 2, of a heart ailment at her home in the Center community of Lawrence County, following a period of declining health. She had been a member of the Baptist Church many years.
Mrs. Davenport is survived by her husband, John W. Davenport; two daughters, Mrs. Mae Kelton and Mrs. Clarence Nutt, Lawrenceburg; six sons, Homer German, Charleston, W. Va., Charles German, Blue Ridge, Ga. and Jack German Chattanooga, Hoke Davenport, Maryville, Frank Davenport, Pulaski, and Bill Davenport, Knoxville; twenty-six grandchildren and six great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Olive Brindley, Winter Haven, Fla., and Mrs. Wiley Freeman, Oneonta, Ala.; and one brother, Boman Orton, Winter Haven, Fla.

DAVENPORT, Rupert The Pulaski Citizen 21 Jan 1953
Rupert Davenport, 55, carpenter and substiture mail carrier of Giles County died at about 3:30 Wednesday morning at Giles County Hospital from injuries sustained in an automobile accident at 6:30 Tuesday night on the Minor Hill highway.
Funeral services had not been arranged Thursday morning, although the service will be held at the Cool Springs Church of Christ and burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery.
Davenport's wife, Leda B. Raines Davenport, was injured and was suffering from shock following the accident, although it was not believed she was seriously hurt. She remained a patient at the hospital Wednesday night.
A native of Giles County, he was the son of the late Patrick Levi and Mrs. Eunice Adams Davenport. He was formerly employed in Pulaski, and was a member of the Cool Springs Church of Christ and a highly respected citizen of his community.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by an adopted son Carlton Davenport of Columbia; four sisters, Mrs. Wilson Cole and Mrs. Frank Pittard, of Pulaski, Mrs. Roy D. Boyd, Riverside, Calif., Mrs. L.M. Hightower, Nashville; five brothers, Charlie A. Davenport of Bogue Chitto, Miss., Robert I. Davenport, Pulaski; Gilbert Davenport, Whittier, Calif.; Roy Davenport, Tampa, Fla., and J. B. Davenport, Auburndale, Fla.; and one grandchild.

DAVIS, Amanda J. Davis The Pulaski Citizen 22 Feb 1956
Funeral Services for Mrs. Amanda J. Davis Davis, 90, resident of the Minor Hill Community, were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the residence, conducted by Tom Holland, minister of the Church of Christ. Burial took place in the Minor Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Davis died at 8:30 o'clock Friday morning, February 17, at Giles County Hospital after a long illness.

Born January 29, 1866, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Billy Davis and Emmaline Roberts Davis, and was a member of the Church of Christ. Mrs. Davis, the last member of her immediate family, was the widow of Tom Davis who died in 1949.
Mrs. Davis is survived by one son, Larkin Davis, Athens, Ala.; six daughters, Mrs. Cecil White, Louisville, Ky., Mrs. Will Chambers, Mrs. Ambus Wright, Mrs. Charlie Crabb, Mrs. Houston Moody and Miss Lela Davis, all of the Minor Hill community; twenty one grandchildren; and twenty one great grandchildren. Bennett May and Co., funeral directors in charge.

DAVIS, Bertha Magdalene Rose The Pulaski Citizen 24 Jun 1959
Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha Magdalene Rose Davis, 59, widow of Will Davis and a resident of the Fourteenth Civil District, were held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Liberty Hill Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Wallace Gowan and the Rev. Mack Pinkelton. Burial
took place in Rose Hill Cemetery in the Nineteenth District. Mrs. Davis died at 2:15 o'clock Friday morning, June 19, at the home.
Mrs. Davis is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Felix Oakley and Mrs. Garland Fralix, both of Liberty Hill, and Mrs. Wayne Deihl, Ohio; and one son, William Davis, Liberty Hill; nineteen grandchildren; and three brothers, Casper Rose and Lester Rose, Liberty Hill, and Jim Rose, Goodsprings. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge.

DAVIS, Effie Gunter The Pulaski Citizen 25 Jun 1958
Funeral services for Mrs. Effie Gunter Davis, 76, McBurg resident, were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Higgins Funeral Home in Fayetteville, conducted by Dr. William H. Mansfield, associate pastor of First Methodist Church in Pulaski. Burial took place in Wright Cemetery at McBurg.
Mrs. Davis died at 4:30 o'clock Monday morning at Giles County Hospital after a long illness.
Born April 8, 1882, in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late William Gunter and Fannie Emmons Gunter, and was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mrs. Davis is survived by her husband, Floyd Davis.

DAVIS, Fannie Gibbs The Pulaski Citizen 12 Nov 1952
Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie Gibbs Davis, 84, resident of the Choate's Creek community, were held at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Choate's Creek Methodist Church. Elder J. Clifford Murphy officiated and burial took place in the church cemetery.
She died Saturday at Giles County Hospital.
Daughter of the late Henry Gibbs and Rilla Ann Gibbs, she was born October 16, 1868, in Giles County, and was a member of the Church of Christ. In 1900 she was married to G. W. Davis, who died thirty-seven years ago.
Mrs. Davis is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Luther Richardson, and two grandsons, Kenneth and George Richardson, Choate's Creek; two sisters, Mrs. Beulah Hannah, Inglewood, Calif., and Mrs. Pearl Rhodes, Oklahoma, Okla.



DAVIS, Franklin D. The Pulaski Citizen 5 Aug 1959
Funeral services for Franklin D. Davis, 23, resident of Florence, Ala., who celebrated his birthday at a supper given by neighbors a few hours before he was fatally shot across the road from the State Line, South of Minor Hill were conducted Monday afternoon at the Hester Chapel Church of Christ.
Tom Holland officiated and burial was in Hester Cemetery, with Spry Funeral Home in charge.
Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hayden H. Davis of Florence; a sister, Mrs. Betty Sue Christopher; grandmother, Mrs. Vera Felker, Minor Hill; three uncles and six aunts.
Investigation of the shooting was being continued this week after Grady O. Helton, 21 former resident of Anthony Hill who is now a mechanic in Florence, Ala., admitted firing the 22 calibar bullet that killed Davis. Preliminary hearing is expected to take place Friday morning. Deputy Sheriff James R. Newton, investigating officer said Tuesday.
The shooting took place about 11 p. m. Saturday night across the road from Long's Beer Tavern, where Davis and some friends had gone after his birthday supper in Athens.
Sheriff P. M Butler said Helton admitted shooting to Jack Freeland, investigator for the district attorney;s office, and to Deputy Sheriff Newton when they picked him up Sunday in Florence.
Deputy Sheriff Newton said the shooting resulted when Helton "walked into" an argument between Davis and an unidentified man. Helton, who fled the scene, was arrested by Deputy Newton Sunday afternoon at his home in Florence.

DAVIS, George Washington The Pulaski Citizen 18 Feb 1953
Funeral services for George Washington Davis, 71, resident of the Shores community, were held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Methodist Church of Harvey, Ala. The Rev. E. C. Prestridtge officiated and burial took place in the church cemetery. Mr. Davis died at 3:30 o'clock Wednesday morning at Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital in Florence, Ala. after a long illness.
He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Davis is survived by his wife, Mrs. Geneva Favors Davis; four daughters, Mrs. Luther Thigpen, Lexington, Ala., Mrs. Joe Brown, Rogersville, Ala., Mrs. Leslie Tucker, of the Shores community, and Mrs. Jimmy Bivens, Loretta; one step-daughter, Mrs. Albert Longshore, Shores; four sons, William Davis and Luther Davis, Rogersville, Ala., Pvt. Hoyt Davis, stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and Robert Davis, Shores; two step-sons, Roy Pratt and Jesse Pratt, Pulaski; one sister, Miss Jessie Davis, Rogersville, Ala.; two brothers, Edward Davis and Walter Davis, Florence, Ala.; twenty-three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Pulaski Funeral Home, Funeral Directors.

DAVIS, James Washington The Pulaski Citizen 13 Dec 1950
Funeral services for James Washington Davis, 69, farmer of the Eighteenth Civil District, who died suddenly of a heart attack at 1:45 o'clock on Friday morning, December 8, at his home, were held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Scotts Hill Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Homer Brown, pastor, and the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister. Burial took place in the church cemetery.

He was a native of the county and the son of the late Henry Davis and Lou Petty Davis. Mr. Davis, a member of the Methodist Church, was twice married. His first wife was the former Miss Cora Estelle Stafford, who died in 1923.
Mr. Davis is survived by his second wife, Mrs. Bammer Wright Davis; one daughter, Mrs. Clyde Clemmons; and one son, Morris Davis; and four grandchildren; all of Scotts Hill community; one sister, Mrs. Hicks Harwell, Giles County; two brothers, Floyd Davis, Akron, Ohio and Tom Davis, Albany, Ind.

DAVIS, Jessie Christenberry The Pulaski Citizen 5 Jul 1950
Mrs. Jessie Christenberry Davis, 75, who had been in declining health for a number of years, died at 9:30 o'clock. Tuesday night, July 4, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edd Ezell on East Washington Street.
Funeral rites will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home and burial will take place in the family lot in Mt. Nebo Cemetery, five miles south of St. Joseph in Lawrence County. The Rev. Fred C. Woodard, pastor of the Pulaski Methodist Church, and the Rev. Harvey Reed Overton, Jr., assistant pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Pulaski, will officiate.
Mrs. Davis was born in Decaturville, Tenn., and moved to Lawrence County when a child. She was the daughter of the late Dr. G. W. Christenberry and Bettie Hubble Christenberry, and was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Her husband, John G. Davis, died in Lawrence County many years ago.
Mrs. Davis is survived by one daughter; one sister, Mrs. George L. Kelly, Sr., Pulaski; and one brother, W. P. Christenberry, El Campo, Texas.
Following the death of her husband, Mrs. Davis and daughter move to Pulaski.

DAVIS, Lum The Pulaski Citizen 22 Oct 1952
Funeral services for Lum Davis, 72, retired produce dealer, were held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Minor Hill Church of Christ, conducted by Tom Holland, minister. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
Mr. Davis died of a heart ailment at 5:20 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Giles County Hospital.
A lifelong resident of the county, he was the son of the late John C. Davis and Martha Mankins Davis, and was a member of the Church of Christ.
Mr. Davis is survived by his wife, Mrs. Faustea White Davis; one daughter, Mrs. Luther Gower, Pulaski; and two sons, Adrian Davis and Buren Davis, Pulaski; three grandchildren; one sister, Miss Lula Davis, Minor Hill; and six brothers, Jim Davis, Tom Davis, John Davis, and Walter Davis, all of Minor Hill, Herschel (Shug) Davis, Louisville, Ky. and Rufus Davis, Winter Haven, Fla. Wilson Carter Funeral Company, Funeral Director.


DAVIS, Ozro The Pulaski Citizen 20 May 1959

Funeral services for Ozro Davis, 57, farmer of the Minor Hill Community, were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister. Burial took place in the Minor Hill Cemetery. Mr. Davis died at 5 o'clock Friday afternoon at Giles County Hospital after a brief illness.
Born November 2, 1901, in Giles County, he was the son of the late G. L. Davis and Almeda Bass Davis.
Mr. Davis is survived by his wife, Mrs. Viva Brooks Davis; three sisters, Mrs. Roy McCree and Mrs. Maude Thornton, Giles County, and Mrs. Fred King, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; and four brothers, Luther Davis, Rufus Davis, Charlie Davis and Guy Davis, all of Giles County. Bennett-May and Company in charge.

DAVIS, Phillip Anthony The Pulaski Citizen 30 Jan 1952
Phillip Anthony Davis, two-year and nine-month-old son of William C. Davis and Mrs. Madelyn Bassham Davis of Minor Hill, died at 4:10 Wednesday afternoon at Jackson Clinic, Lester, Ala., after a short illness of mumps.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Friday afternoon at the Minor Hill Church of Christ and burial will be in Minor Hill Cemetery.
In addition to his parents, the child is survived by a sister, Sheila Rene Davis; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard S. Bassham of Liberty Hill; and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Shook Davis of Minor Hill.

DAVIS, Robert W. and son, Glen The Pulaski Citizen 26 May 1954
Funeral services for Robert W. Davis, 36, and his son, Glen, 11, former Giles Countians who were drowned Saturday in Michigan, were held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at Liberty Hill Baptist Church in Giles County. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
The father and son drowned Saturday while fishing on Lake Huron near Tin Conning, Mich., when a high wind overturned their boat about 100 feet offshore near Emory Gillman boat landing, according to information received in Pulaski.
Another son, Roger, 14, was rescued by the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard also rescued two men whose boat was sunk in attempts to reach the Davis Boat.
The Davis family moved to Michigan about three years ago. Mr. Davis was a machine operator.
Other survivors include the wife and mother, Mrs. Lacy Risner Davis; and Mr. Davis parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Davis, Route 1, Ethridge.

DAVIS, Verner Lee The Pulaski Citizen 17 Dec 1958
Funeral services will be held Thursday morning, December 18, in Nashville for Verner Lee Davis, Nashville resident. Burial will take place in Wartrace.
He died on Tuesday in Nashville.
Mr. Davis is survived by his wife, Mrs. Margaret Carter Davis, formerly of Pulaski; and one sister, Mrs. Annie Roberts, Warner Robbins, Ga.


DAVIS, Ward The Pulaski Citizen 27 Mar 1957
Funeral services for Ward Davis, 64, farmer of the Ostello community of Marshall County, will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at London Funeral Home in Lewisburg, with burial in Beechwood Cemetery at Cornersville. Mr. Davis died at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Leonard Hospital in Lewisburg, after a period of declining health.
He was a native of Giles County, born April 9, 1892, son of the late James Alphus Davis and Betty Davidson Davis, and was a member of the Church of Christ.
Mr. Davis is survived by his wife, Mrs. Virgie McKelvey Davis; two daughters, Mrs. Max Coggin, Melbourne, Fla.; and Mrs. R. C. Harrison, Ostello; four sons, J. W. Davis, George Davis, Billy Davis and Don Davis, all of Marshall County; one sister, Miss Lou Davis, Brick Church; and four brothers, Turney Davis, Brick Church, Joe Davis, Tallahassee, Fla., and Ollie Davis, Nashville, and Paul Davis, Lewisburg.

DAVIS, Wessie Dial The Pulaski Citizen 6 Aug 1952
Mrs. Wessie Dial Davis, 79, died on Sunday July 20, at her home at Lynnville after a ten day illness.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock the following Monday afternoon at the residence, conducted by Elder Claude McAdams of Lebanon. Burial took place in the Lynnwood Cemetery.
Born, 1873, in Maury County, she was the daughter of the late John Dial and Priscilla Smith Dial. Her husband, W. J. Davis, also a native of Maury County, died about fifteen years ago. The had made their home at Lynnville since 1913.
Mrs. Davis, a member of the Church of Christ, is survived by one daughter, Miss Iva Davis, Lynnville; three sons, W. C. Davis, Lynnville, James S. Davis, Austin, Texas, and Oscar J. Davis, Chicago, Ill.; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. J. B. Freeland, Lynnville, Mrs. W. L. Boatright, Culleoka, and Mrs. O. C. Pilkerton, Birmingham, Ala.; and two brothers, Reece Dial, Murfreesboro, and W. E. Dial, Washington, R. I.

DAVIS, William Marvin Sr. The Pulaski Citizen 26 May 1954
William Marvin Davis, Sr., 68, a Giles County Republican leader and a traveling salesman for Tennessee firms for the past 40 years, died at 12:30 p. m. Tuesday at Giles County Hospital after a years' illness.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Bennett-May Funeral Home by Virgil Bradford, minister of the East Hill Church of Christ. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery in Pulaski.
Mr. Davis was a native of Giles County, the son of the late J. B. Davis and Amanda Daugherty Davis. He had taken an active part in the business, church and political life of the community, and had been the local representative of the former Harwood-Yancey firm, Craig-Shofner, and Keith-Simmons of Nashville for the past 15 years. He was a member of the Second Street Church of Christ.
Mr. Davis is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ida May Baker Davis; a son, William Marvin Davis, Jr.a leading merchant of Pulaski; and two daughters, Miss Marie Davis and Miss Martha Davis, both of Pulaski; two sisters, Mrs. Flautt Worley, Pulaski, and Mrs. S.M. Peacher, Nashville; and a half-brother, George Cole of Pulaski.

DAVIS, William Marvin Jr. The Pulaski Citizen 19 Mar 1958
William Marvin Davis, Jr., 44, Pulaski merchant and church and civic leader, died of a heart ailment Wednesday, April 19, at 8:00 a.m. at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville after a short illness.
Funeral services were held at 3:30 p. m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Pulaski by Dr. J. Clark Hensley, former pastor of the church. Burial will take place in Maplewood Cemetery with
Bennett-May Funeral Directors in charge.
Mr. Davis was a native of Pulaski, the son of Mrs. W. M. Davis of Pulaski and the late Mr. Davis. He was co-owner of the Davis-Eslick Supermarket on East Washington Street, a deacon in the First Baptist Church, a member of the Exchange Club, and a member of the Masonic Lodge.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Davis is survived by his wife, Mrs. Frances Cole Davis; two duaghters, Miss Judy Davis and Miss Betty Davis; and two sistes, Miss Martha Davis and Miss Marie Davis, all of Pulaski.

DAWES, Evelyn Jackson The Pulaski Citizen 7 Mar 1956
Funeral Services for Mrs. Evelyn Jackson Dawes, 41, will be held at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon at Minor Hill Baptist Church, with rites to be conducted by the Rev. Harold Smith, pastor of the church. Burial will take place in Minor Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Dawes died Thursday morning at the home near Minor Hill. A member of the Minor Hill Baptist Church, she was born July 10, 1914, the daughter of Mrs. Nina Howard Jackson and the late Junius Jackson of the Minor Hill section. Her first husband, Clifford Gatlin, died many years ago.
Mrs. Dawes is survived by her husband, Eldred James Dawes; two daughters, Mrs. Woodrow Evans, Limestone County, Ala., and Mrs. John R. Christopher, Athens, Ala.; two sons, Thomas Gatlin and David Eldred Dawes, both of Minor Hill; one grandchild; her mother, Mrs. Junus Jackson; five sisters, Mrs. Pink Beard, Abernathy, Texas, Mrs. Ozro Hagood, Mrs. Burton Powell, and Mrs. Cletus Craig, Minor Hill, and Mrs. Denton Craig, Huntsville, Ala.; and four brothers, Wilburn Jackson, Iron City, Woodrow Jackson, Lester, Ala., and Albert Jackson and Avery Jackson, Minor Hill. Pulaski Funeral Home, in charge of arrangements.

DAWS, Billy Wayne The Pulaski Citizen 27 Aug 1958
Funeral services for Billy Wayne Daws, 11 years old, were held at one o'clock Sunday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Chester A. Stephens, Methodist minister. Burial took place in Aspen Hill Cemetery.
The youth, a student in Pulaski Elementary School, died at 6:25 o'clock Friday evening, August 22, at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville after a period of declining health.
Born June 5, 1947, in Giles County, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Daws.
In addition to his parents, the boy was survived by three brothers, Melton Eugene, James Wilson, and James Fred Daws; and five sisters, Mrs. Mary Greenfield, Mrs. Christine Shelton, Mrs. Ethel Garner, and Misses Sarah Daws and Katherine Daws, all of Pulaski. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge.

DAY, Charles Irving Sr. The Pulaski Citizen 21 Feb 1951

Charles Irving Day, Sr., 82, died at 2:05 Monday afternoon, January 22, at his home in New Kensington, Penn., as the result of a fall on the Thursday before.
Funeral services were held at the Beck Funeral Home and burial was in Greenwood Memorial Park in that city.
Mr. Day is survived by his wife, Mrs. Eddie Lou Adkins Day, a native of Giles County, Tenn.; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Artman, Louisville, Ky., and Mrs. Howard Lutes, Grove City, Penna.; three sons, Frank E. Day, Chattanooga, Tenn., Estill A. Day, Hawthorne, Calif., and Charles I. Day, Jr., New Kensington, Penna.; four grandchildren; and one brother, Harry R. Day, Mexico, Miss.
Mrs. Day is the daughter of the late Edd Adkins and Lou Adkins of Pulaski.

DAY, James Hillary The Pulaski Citizen 4 May 1955
Funeral services for James Hillary Day, 75, retired railroad man, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at Culleoka Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. W. T. Buckner, pastor of the church. Burial took place in Friendship Cemetery at Culleoka.
Mr. Day died at 3:55 o'clock Sunday morning, May 1, at his home on Victoria Street in Pulaski after a long illness.
Born April 29, 1880, in Maury County, he was the son of the late John Day and Hattie Adkins Day, and was a member of the Methodist Church and was a Mason.
Mr. Day, who had lived in Pulaski several years, is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lizzie Jett Day; and three sisters, Mrs. John Roberts, Nashville, Mrs. C. D. Young, Elkton, and Mrs. Logan Davidson, Lewisburg. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

DEAN, Joe Lindsay The Pulaski Citizen 18 Aug 1954
Funeral services for Joe Lindsay Dean, 59, farmer of Giles County, who died suddenly at 9:30 o'clock Saturday morning August 14, at the home in Pulaski, were held at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton and Dr. J. Clark Hensley and burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Dean had been in declining health the past year.
A lifelong resident of the county, he was born January 27, 1895, the son of the late John Houston Dean and Rachel Ann Yearwood Dean.
Mr. Dean is survived by his wife, Mrs. Carrie Buchanan Dean; four daughters, Mrs. Joseph Wall and Miss Dorothy Dean, Pulaski, Mrs. Burford Gilliam, Tullahoma, and Mrs. Elene Dean Sellers, Springfield, Ohio; five sons, Marvin Dean, Fayetteville, Gene Dean and J. L. Dean, both of Houston, Texas, and Paul Dean and David Dean, both of Pulaski; thirteen grandchildren; and four brothers, W. T. Dean and Harvey Dean, both of Pulaski; Jim Dean, Birmingham, Ala., and Ewing Dean, Campbellsville. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

DEAN, Will Thomas The Pulaski Citizen 18 Nov 1959
Funeral services for Will Thomas Dean, 74, Pulaski, taxi driver for many years, were held at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday morning at Bennett-May Funeral Home. Rev. W. H. Moss and Dr. William H. Mansfield, pastors of First Methodist Church, and the Episcopal rector, the Rev. George Regas, officiated and burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.

Mr. Dean died of a heart attack at 10:45 o'clock Monday night, November 16, at Giles County Hospital, having been stricken on Friday.
Born May 16, 1885, in Giles County, he was the son of the late J. H. Dean and Rachel Yearwood Dean. He was a member of the Methodist Church..
Mr. Dean is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alma Holland Dean; two daughters, Mrs. Allan Hays English, Columbia, and Mrs. Joe Dunavant, Campbellsville; four grandchildren; three brothers, Harvey H. Dean and Ewing H. Dean, both of Giles County, and J. C. Dean, Birmingham, Ala. Bennett-May and Company, in charge.

DEANE, Allen Woodaard The Pulaski Citizen 2 Aug 1950
Dr. Allen Woodard Deane, 77, one of Giles County's leading physicians, who has recently rounded out fifty years of medical practice in Giles County, died of a heart attack at 11:45 a.m. Friday at the Pulaski Hospital. His death came as a shock to his many friends in the county, as he had been active and making medical calls up until a few days before his death.
Funeral services were held at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, The Rev. Harvey Reed Overton and the Rev. Dean Stroud of Nashville, officiating. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery.
Dr. Dean is survived by his wife, the former Miss Annie Neely; one son, William Deane; four daughters, Mrs. Coleman Davis, Mrs. Gilbert Storey, and Mrs. Edward Hopkins, all of Pulaski, and Mrs. Carter McClean of Nashville; ten grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lizzie Stroud of Nashville.
Born in Hickman County, Dr. Dean received his early education at the county schools there and at Shady Grove Preparatory School in Hickman County. His medical degree was received at the University of Nashville in March, 1900. After post-graduate work at Maryland Medical College, Baltimore, Md., and at New York Polyclinic, New York City, Dr. Deane began practice in the Brick Church Community in this county, and remained from 1900 until 1920 when he opened an office in the King Building on West Madison Street, being associated for 14 years with the late Dr. George Butler.
In the past few years, his office has been located in the Blackburn Building on West Madison Street. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
In April of this year, Dr. Deane was honored by the members of the Giles County Medical Society with a testimonial dinner, in recognition of his half-century of service in Giles County. On this occassion he was presented with a 50-year diamond studded service pin. He recalled that he had attended more than 3000 births during his practice in this county. Many affectionate tributes attested to the deep regard of the people among whom he had lived and worked.

DEANE, William Allen The Pulaski Citizen 18 Jun 1958
Funeral services for William Allen Deane, 52, merchant of the Brick Church Community, were held at 10 o'clock Monday morning at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by Dr. William H. Mansfield, associate minister of First Methodist Church, and Tom Holland, minister of East Hill Church of Christ. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery. Mr. Deane died at 10:05 Saturday night, June 14, at Gordon's Hospital in Lewisburg, after a period of declining health.

Born May 19, 1906, in Giles County, he was the son of Mrs. Annie Neely Deane and the late Dr. A. W. Deane, and was a member of the Methodist Church.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Deane is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ellene Cheek Deane; two daughters, Mrs. Bill Jones and Mrs. Jimmy Burch, both of the Sumac Community; five grandchildren; and four sisters, Mrs. Coleman G. Davis, Pulaski, Mrs. Gilbert Storey, Beech Hill, and Mrs. Annie Laurie Hopkins, Pulaski and Mrs. Carter McLean, Nashville. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

DEASON, Ellen Lawson The Pulaski Citizen 23 Apr 1952
Funeral services for Mrs. Ellen Lawson Deason, 75, were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the First Presbyterian Church, conducted by the Rev. Albert E. Dimmock, pastor of the church. Burial took place in the family lot in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mrs. Deason, widow of J. R Deason, who died last year, died at 9:15 o'clock Monday night, April 21, at the home on West Jefferson Street after a six weeks illness.
A livelong resident of the county, she was the daughter of the late Joseph G. Lawson and Lou Green Talley Lawson. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Deason is survived by one son, William R. Deason, Pulaski; and a number of nieces and nephews. Pulaski Funeral Home, Funeral Directors.



DEASON, J. R. and Dorothy Johnson The Pulaski Citizen 11 Nov 1953
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in Pulaski and Boonshill in Lincoln County respectively, for J. R. Deason, 28, and Miss Dorothy Johnson, 25, both victims of a Saturday night fire which destroyed a house in the rear of 218 Treutlan St. in Nashville.
Their bodies were found by fireman in answering a call turned in shortly after midnight. Investigating police said both lived at the Treutlan St. address. Mr. Deason had apparently attempted to rescue Miss Johnson, as his body was found at a point about four feet within the entrance to her room.
Both were pronounced dead, apparently of suffocation.
Deason was listed as an employee of the Parkrite Company. Miss Johnson, who was employed as a waitress at the Terminal restaurant, was said by relatives to have been married and divorced and had resumed her maiden name.
Funeral services for Mr. Deason were held at two o'clock Monday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home in Pulaski. The Rev. W. J. Fesmire, pastor of the Olivet Circuit, Methodist Church, officiated and burial was in Maplewood Cemetery in Pulaski.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Dorothy McMillen Deason and two sons, Richard and Ray Deason, all of Winter Haven, Fla.; four sisters, Mrs. Louise Higgins, Mrs. Foster Cleveland,
and Mrs. Jesse Wright of Pulaski, and Mrs. Paul Green of Winter Haven, and a brother, Robert Allen Deason, of the U. S. Air Force, in Africa.

Services of Mrs. Johnson were at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Boonshill by R. A. Largen. Burial was in Boonshill Cemetery. Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Ann Hall, her mother, Mrs. George Swinford, both of Lincoln County; and a sister, Mrs. Louise Baucom of Aspen Hill.

DEASON, James Rufus The Pulaski Citizen 1 Aug 1951
Funeral services for James Rufus Deason, 82, vice mayor of Pulaski and retired hardward merchant were held at 3:30 Saturday afternoon at First Presbyterian Church in Pulaski by the Rev. Albert E. Dimmock, pastor, and the Rev. John DeForest, minister of the Church of the Messiah, Episcopal. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mr. Deason died of a heart ailment shortly after noon Friday at Giles County Hospital where he had been a patient for the past nine days.
Son of the late John Deason and Nancy Fisher Deason, he was born in Bedford County but had made his home in Giles County for more than 75 years. He retired from active business in 1938 after having operated a hardward store in Pulaski for many years. An active church and civic leader in Pulaski, he was a member and an elder of the First Presbyterian Church and had been a member of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen for ten years. Serving as chairman of committees on streets, lights and power and as sanitation officer for the city, Mr. Deason rendered invaluable and untiring service to the municipality and its residents.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Ellen Lawson Deason; a son,William Deason, of Pulaski; two brothers, R. C. Deason, merchant at Riversburg; and J. N. Deason of Minor Hill; and two sisters, Mrs. O. L. Arthur of Pulaski and Mrs. Luther Lively of Martin, Tennessee.

DEASON, Robert Clair The Pulaski Citizen 12 Sep 1951
Funeral services for Robert Clair Deason, 75, Riversburg merchant, who died at 4:45 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, September 11, at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home. The Rev. Wyatt Harwell of Frankewing and the Rev. A. R. Hogan, pastor of the Olivet Methodist Church, near Riversburg, will officiate and burial will take place in the family lot in Maplewood Cemetery in Pulaski. He had been in declining health for the past four months.
He was a native of Bedford County, born October 26, 1876, and was the son of John Richard Deason and Nancy Fisher Deason. He came to Giles County in 1906 and established a general merchandise store at Riversburg.
He was a member and a former steward at the Olivet Methodist Church.
The former Miss Mattie Gordon was his first wife who died in 1912. His second wife, the former, Miss Oma Arthur died October 8, 1937.
Mr. Deason is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Louise Higgins, Mrs. Foster Cleveland, Mrs. Jesse Wright, all of Riversburg, and Mrs. Paul Green, Winterhaven, Fla.; two sons, S/Sgt. Robert Allen Deason, Kendall Field, Panama City, Fla., and J. R. Deason, Winterhaven, Fla.; two sister, Mrs. Oscar Arthur, Pulaski and Mrs. Luther Lively, Martin, Tenn.; a brother, John Neal Deason, Minor Hill; and 14 grandchildren.
His brother, James R. Deason, died July 27 of this year.

DEETS, Edward Henderson The Pulaski Citizen 15 Feb 1958

Edward Henderson Deets, 70, retired highway engineer and in recent years a resident of Clarksburg, Md., died at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, February 24, at the Montgomery County (Md.) Hospital after a period of declining health.
Funeral rites will be held at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Neilsville Presbyterian Church near the home with the burial in the church cemetery.
When Pulaski streets were being paved in 1924-25, Mr. Deets was the resident engineer on the project.
Mr. Deets is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nell Patterson Deets, daughter of Mrs. Joe M. Patterson of Pulaski; one son Edward H. (Ned) Deets, Charlottesville, Va.; one daughter, Mrs. W. D. Thomson, Bermuda, W. I.; and four grandchildren.
Mrs. Thomas H. Selman, Jr., of Rome, Ga., niece of Mrs. Deets, will attend the funeral.

DeGARIS, John A. (Jack) The Pulaski Citizen 26 Mar 1952
John A. (Jack) DeGaris, 66, prominent Pell City, Ala., druggist, died Thursday, March 13, at a Birmingham, Ala., hospital after a brief illness.
Funeral rites were held Friday at Kilgore Funeral Home in Pell City, with burial in Valley Hill Cemetery at Cropwell, Ala.
He was a member of the Episcopal Church, the Alabama Pharmaceutical Association, Kappa Psi Fraternity, was a Mason and a Shriner. He had been in the retail drug business more than twenty-five years.
Mr. DeGaris is survived by his wife; a daughter and a son; and three sisters.
Mr. DeGaris formerly was employed in Ellege Druge Store in Pulaski many years ago.

DENISON, Walter Leonard The Pulaski Citizen 1 Nov 1950
Walter Leonard Denison, 54, widely known road contractor of Albuequerque, N. M., died on Thursday, October 26, at his home in that city following an extended period of illness.
Funeral rites and burial took place in Alburquerque.
Born Feb. 28, 1896, at Cushman, Ark., he had resided in New Mexico for a number of years, first at Las Vegas, and the past ten years at Albuequerque.
He was a member and one of the first wardens of St. Mark's-on-the-Mesa Episcopal Church, and was a veteran of World War I.
Mr. Denison is survived by his wife; two sons, Leonard M. Denison, Albuequerque and Walter E. Denison, Bonham, Tex.; three sisters, Mrs. Floyd White, Pulaski, Mrs. Cledis Jones, Battesville, Ark., and Mrs. L. D. Peters, Memphis, Tenn.; four brothers, Alvis Denison, Albuequerque, Ross Denison, San Antonio, Texas, Shell Denison, F

DERRYBERRY, Cecil Louie The Pulaski Citizen 1 Oct 1952
Cecil Louie Derryberry, 40, minister of the Manchester, Tenn., Church of Christ, died Thursday morning, September 25, at his home there, following several months illness.
Funeral took place at one o'clock Saturday afternoon in the Manchester Church, conducted by Harris Dark, of Nashville, and Andy Peel of Manchester. Burial took place in Lone Oak Cemetery in Lewisburg.

Mr. Derryberry, born and reared in Giles County, attended David Lipscomb College in Nashville, and entered the evangelistic field in 1941. He served eight years on his first pastorate at Winston-Salem, N. C., going to Manchester two years ago.
Mr. Derryberry is survived by his wife, Mrs. Louise Hyatt Derryberry; one son, Donald Derryberry of Manchester; two daughters, Miss Joan Derryberry, Nashville, and Miss Peggy Derryberry of Manchester; his mother, Mrs. D. I. Derryberry of Nashville; six sisters, Mrs. Lawrence Welch of Detroit, Mrs. N. D. Dever and Mrs. M. L. Pruitt of Nashville, Mrs. William Gordon of Pulaski, Mrs. E. O. McCullough of Louisville and Mrs. Gray Richards of Memphis; four brothers, Wade Derryberry of Nashville, Z. O. Derryberry of Tuscaloosa, Elmo Derryberry of Mt. Pleasant and Raymond Derryberry of Spring Hill.

DICKERSON, Achilles Allen The Pulaski Citizen 26 Mar 1952
Achilles Allen Dickerson, 76, retired businessman, died unexpectedly at 5:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, March 26, at his home in Lynnville.
Funeral rites will be held at the Lynnville Presbyterian Church, conducted by the Rev. W. C. Moorehead, pastor of the Lynnville Methodist Church. Burial will take place in the family lot in Lynnwood Cemetery.
Born and reared at Lynnville, he was the son of the late Jones Dickerson and Vashti Gordon Dickerson, prominent pioneer families. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Dickerson was associated in the firm of St. Bernard Coal Company in Nashville for many years, moving back to Lynnville upon his retirement a few years ago.
Mr. Dickerson is survived by his wife, Mrs. Courtney Brown Dickerson; one uncle, Ludlow Gordon, Nashville; and a number of nieces and nephews.

DICKEY, Abner The Pulaski Citizen 15 Apr 1953
Abner Dickey, 55, farmer of the Ham's Creek community, died unexpectedly of a heart attack about 3 o'clock Friday afternoon, April 3, at the Giles County Stock Yards in Pulaski.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Rock Springs Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Earl Wilsford, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. Mack Pinkelton. Burial took place in Rose Hill Cemetery in that community.
Born in Giles County, he was the son of the late Robert W. Dickey and Fannie Hedgepeth Dickey. He was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church.
His wife, Mrs. Annie Crumbley Dickey, died eighteen years ago.
Mr. Dickey is survived by four sons, Eugene Dickey, Columbia, Sherman Dickey, Nashville, Kenneth Dickey, Detroit, Mich., and Walter Dickey, Dallas, Texas; five grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Jim Davis, Ethridge; one brother, Robert L. Dickey, Merkel, Texas; and one half-brother, Neil S. Dickey, Columbia. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

DICKEY, Alice Hayes The Pulaski Citizen 09 Apr 1952
Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Hayes Dickey, 74, were held at 1:30 o'clock Monday afternoon in Columbia, conducted by the Rev. Burns P. Drake and the Rev. R. F. Allen. Burial was in Moriah Cemetery in Giles County.

She died Sunday morning at the home of her son, John M. Dickey, in Columbia.
A native of Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Ben Hayes and Martha Horne Hayes and was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She was the widow of J. W. Dickey.
Mrs. Dickey is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mary Hobbs, Giles County and Mrs. Mattie Doggett, Maury County; three sons, John M. Dickey, Solon Dickey and James Dickey, all of Maury County; twenty-two grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Pernie Cooper, Giles County; and four brothers, Hugh Hayes, Columbia, Anderson Hayes and Houston Hayes, Giles County, and John Hayes, Nashville.

DICKEY, Charles William ____________ __ Feb 1950
Dr. Charles William Dickey, age 89, native of Giles County and one of Middle Tennessee's pioneer country doctors, died at his home, Nashville, Tuesday after an illness of several months.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, March 1, at the Bracey-Welsh Funeral Home in Nashville conducted by Dr. John L. Ferguson. Burial was in Woodlawn Park in Nashville.
Dr. Dickey was born at Odd Fellows Hall in this county on October 5, 1861, a son of the late Charles William and Mary Dickey. He attended the original Webb School at Culleoka and later attended the Nashville College of Medicine. While he was attending the college it became Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and he received his degree there.
Dr. Dickey practiced first in Giles County and later in Marshall County. During the early part of his career, he was one of the few doctors in this section and typified the pioneer physician who contributed so much to the success of the rural communities.
His first wife was the former Miss Laura Jane Lester of Lester Station, who died in 1902. Several years later he married the former Miss Priscilla Page of Brentwood, Tenn., who survives.
Dr. Dickey retired in 1932 and moved to Nolensville and in 1940 he moved to Nashville. He had been a Mason for 50 years, and was a member of the Nolensville Methodist Church. Dr. Dickey was the father of the late Brown Page Dickey, Nashville attorney.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Gilbert B. Dickey, and a daughter, Mrs. T. Fulcher Jones, both of Nashville; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

DICKEY, Smith T. The Pulaski Citizen 30 May 1956
Smith T. Dickey, 58, owner of the Dickey Carpet and Linoleum Company, 1917 Church Street, Nashville, and a native of Giles County, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at 7:30 o'clock Tuesday morning at his home on Homeland Drive on the Clarksville Highway.
Funeral rites will be held at 10 o;clock Thursday morning in the parlors of Phillips-Robinson and Company in Nashville with burial in Spring Hill Cemetery in that city.
Born September 30, 1897, and reared at Campbellsville, he was the son of Neil S. Dickey, now of Columbia, and the late Mrs. Mary Harriett May Dickey. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
Approximately twenty-three years ago, Mr. Dickey went to Nashville, where he was employed for a few years at Swords', later entering business for himself.

In addition to his father, Mr. Dickey is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nancy Johns Dickey; three sisters, Mrs. Owen Daniel, Pulaski, Mrs. Goldman Whitehead, Winchester, and Mrs. Chester Williams, Oakland, Calif.; and two brothers, Homer L. Dickey and Harvey H. Dickey, both of Giles County.

DICKSON, Felix Grundy The Pulaski Citizen 4 Aug 1954
The Rev. Felix Grundy Dickson, 78, retired Methodist minister, died Sunday night, July 25, at a Nashville hospital after a long illness.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Methodist Church at Adams, Tenn., where he had resided for the past seven years. Burial took place in Woodlawn, Memorial Park in Nashville.
Mr. Dickson, a native of Montgomery County, was active in Tennessee Conference for forty-six years, having served the Pisgah Circuit in 1944 and the Bethesda Circuit in 1945-46, both in Giles County.
Mr. Dickson is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ilma M. Dickson; three daughters, Mrs. J. T. Stone, Eddy, Texas, Mrs. Margaret D. Aiken, Nashville and Mrs. A. C. Lopez, Oakland, Calif.; two sons, John Paul Dickson, Nashville, and Felix G. Dickson, Colorado Springs, Colo.; four sisters, Mrs. F. A. Weakley, Nashville, Mrs. J. E. Townley and Miss Betty Dickson, Clarksville, and Mrs. S. B. Harris, Cunningham; three brothers, E. B. and J. K. Dickson, Clarksville and Garland Dickson, Detroit.

DISMUKE, Mary Ethel The Pulaski Citizen 20 Feb 1952
Funeral services for Miss Mary Ethel Dismuke, 81, were held at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Roy West, Methodist minister. Burial took place in the family lot in Maplewood Cemetery.
She died at 7:35 o'clock Monday morning, February 18, in Biloxi, Miss., where she had been residing for some time.
Born April 13, 1870 and reared in Pulaski, she was the daughter of the late George Dismuke and Adella McDonald Dismuke. For a number of years she taught art at Martin College, later moving to Biloxi.
Miss Dismuke is the last member of her immediate family. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

DODSON, Sanford R. The Pulaski Citizen 21 Oct 1953
Funeral services for Sanford R. Dodson, 78, retired businessman Gallatin, Tenn., were held Friday afternoon, October 16, at the Methodist Church in Franklin, Ky. Burial took place in the Franklin Cemetery. He died Thursday at his home in Bowling Green, Ky., following a nine weeks' illness.
Mr. Dodson is survived by his second wife, Mrs. Nancy Burr Dodson, formerly of Springfield, Tenn.; three sons, Robert P. Dodson, Pulaski, J. T. Dodson, Pembroke, Ky., and Clay Dodson, Springfield; two daughters, Mrs. Buford Thurman, Franklin, Ky., and Mrs. Ferrell Huggins, Bowling Green, Ky.; and nine grandchildren.


DOGGETT, Herschell G. The Pulaski Citizen 10 Oct 1951
Funeral services for Herschell G. Doggett, 57, farmer of the Tenth Civil District, were held at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Cornersville Church of Christ, conducted by Leslie Wyatt, minister of the church. Burial took place in Beechwood Cemetery at Cornersville with military rites by the D. A. V. organization.
Mr. Doggett, who had been ill seven weeks, died at 10:30 o'clock Thursday morning at Thayer Veterans Hospital in Nashville.
Born in Marshall County, he was the son of the late Thomas A. Doggett and Eva Holley Doggett. He was a member of the Church of Christ and the Disabled American Veterans.
Mr. Doggett is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sarah Creecy Doggett; three daughters, Mrs. Paul Short, Nashville, Misses Juanita and Annette Doggett, both of Diana; three sons, Herschell G. Doggett, Jr., U. S. Army, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Thomas Allen Doggett, and Ronald Doggett, both of Diana; two grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Dan Sullivan, Nashville.

DOGGETT, Lizzie Wright The Pulaski Citizen 30 Jul 1952
Funeral services for Mrs. Lizzie Wright Doggett, 73, who died Sunday, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at Robertson Fork Church of Christ. Rites were conducted by Elder James and burial took place in Mars Hill Cemetery, near Cornersville.
Mrs. Doggett died early Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Wright in the Robertson Fork community, following a long illness.
Born December 29, 1878, in the county she was the daughter of William Wright and Martha Ferline Wright. Mrs. Doggett, a member of the Church of Christ, was the widow of U. G. Doggett.
Mrs. Doggett is survived by two daughters, Mrs. William Wright and Mrs. Harvey Fralix, Lynnville; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; and three brothers, Boyd Wright, Josh Wright and Roy Wright, all of Giles County. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

DOGGETT, Otis The Pulaski Citizen 9 Aug 1950
Funeral services for Otis Doggett, 56, Spring Hill carpenter and painter, were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, and burial took place in Lynnwood Cemetery.
Mr. Doggett, a native of Giles County, died on August 8, in Vanderbilt Hospital following a weeks illness. He was born April 29, 1894, the son of the late Grant Doggett and Nettie Thompson Doggett.
Mr. Doggett is survived by his wife, Mrs. Evelyn Pierce Doggett, also a native of Giles County; four daughters, Mrs. Clyde Stallcup, Louisville, Ky., Mrs. Homer Smith, Lewisburg, Mrs. Loyd Lowe and Mrs. Evans Orr, both of Portland, Ore.; and three sons, J. E. Doggett, Memphis, and Ronnie and Robert Doggett, Spring Hill.

DOGGETT, William Bailey The Pulaski Citizen 17 May 1950

Funeral services for William Bailey Doggett, 84, who died at 2 o'clock Friday morning, May 12, at his home at Delina, after a long illness, were held at the Delina Church of Christ at one o'clock on Saturday afternoon, Elder Jim Sanders, minister of the Church of Christ, officiated and burial took place in the Medium Cemetery.
Mr. Doggett is survived by four sons, Rev. E. W. Doggett, minister of Dickson, Tenn., formerly of Giles County, Otha Doggett, Delina, Floyd Doggett, Columbia, and Oscar Doggett, Fayetteville; twelve grandchildren; and one brother, Bob Doggett of Ohio.

DOLLAR, Eunice Irene The Pulaski Citizen 5 Sep 1956
Funeral services for Miss Eunice Irene Dollar, 71, were held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home and burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery. She died Friday at Giles County Hospital.
Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Emma McCormack, Pulaski, and Mrs. Eddie Harris, Los Angeles, Calif. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

DOLLAR, J. T. The Pulaski Citizen 16 May 1951
J. T. Dollar, 30, of Birmingham, Ala., former resident of Pulaski, was instantly killed Sunday night when he was crushed between an engine tender and a railroad car while on duty in the Birmingham railroad yards at which he was an employee. Funeral services were conducted at the Pleasant Hill Church in Giles County, 1:30 p. m. Tuesday, with Rev. Cullen Carter of Elkton and Rev. W. C. Kirk, of the Edgefield Baptist Church, Nashville, officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
A native of Giles County, Mr. Dollar was the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Dollar of 303 McCall Street, Nashville. He was educated in Giles County and married Miss Catherine Cross of Pleasant Hill. Before joining the armed forces during World War II, he was employed at the Sharp Motor Company in Pulaski. He served five and a half years in the army as a tank commander under the late General George S. Patton in the European Theatre holding the rank of First Sergeant. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, and of the Baptist Church.
Besides his wife and parents, he is survived by two daughters, Wanda, 8 and Judy, 6; one sister, Miss Elizabeth Dollar of Nashville; and one brother, B. F. Dollar of Birmingham.

DOTSON, Annie Grasse The Pulaski Citizen 1 Oct 1958
Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Grasse Dotson, 76, Pulaski resident for many years, will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home. Rites will be conducted by Dr. Bruce Strother, Methodist minister, and the Rev. George Regas, rector of the Episcopal Church, with burial in the family lot in Maplewood Cemetery. Mrs. Dotson died unexpectedly of a heart attack at 7:30 o'clock Thursday morning, October 2, at Giles County Hospital after a period of declining health.
Born in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on January 1, 1882, she was the daughter of the late Prof. John Baptiste Grasse head of the music department at Martin College for approximately two decades, and Mrs. Henrietta Suntag Grasse. She was a member of the Episcopal Church, however in earlier life she was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mrs. Dotson is survived by two brothers, Louis B. Grasse, Athens, Ala., and Richard Grasse, Birmingham, Ala., and a number of nieces and nephews.

Her, husband, Richard E. Dotson, Pulaski attorney, died several years ago. Her only son, Lt. Richard Eugene Dotson, Jr., lost his life early in World War II in a plane accident in Brisbane, Australia.
A brother, Willie G. Grasse, died on August 30, this year. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge.

DOTSON, Richard Eugene The Pulaski Citizen 2 Mar 1955
Richard Eugene Dotson, 87, veteran attorney of Pulaski, died of a heart attack late Thursday afternoon at his home on West Woodring Street.
Funeral services were held at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Pulaski Funeral Home, with the Rev. William A. Jones, rector of the Pulaski Episcopal Church, officiating. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, with Masonic rites at the grave.
Mr. Dotson's body was found by neighbors. Examinations indicated he had been dead only a short time.
The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dotson, Mr. Dotson was born in Lawrence County but had spent most of his life in Giles County. He was the oldest member of the Pulaski Bar Association. He began his practice in Pulaski in 1897, after graduating from Vanderbilt University law school. He received his preparatory education at Webb School, Bell Buckle.
He was a member of the Episcopal Church, the Masonic order, and the Vanderbilt Cinq Club.
He was the father of Lt. Richard E. Dotson, Jr., who was killed in Australia while serving with the army air corps in World War II.
Mr. Dotson is survived by his wife, Mrs. Annie Grasse Dotson; a sister, Mrs Ella Owen, Cullman, Ala., and a niece, Mrs. Leonard Bass of Pulaski.


DOUD, Olive Holt The Pulaski Citizen 14 Jul 1957
Funeral services for Mrs. Olive Holt Doud, 76, former resident of Pulaski, were held at 10:30 o'clock Monday morning at a Nashville funeral home, with burial in Maplewood Cemetery at Pulaski. Mrs. Doud died at 11:15 o'clock Saturday night at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville after a long illness.
Born in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas James Holt and Lucinda Strickland Holt, and was a member of the Central Christian Church in Columbia.
Mrs. Doud is survived by her husband, Ollie E. Doud, Nashville, former operator of the hotel and cab to the depot in Pulaski for many years; one granddaughter, Miss Bobbie Claire Harding, Nashville; and two sisters, Mrs. J. C. Reagin, Miami, Fla., and Mrs. M. E. Johnson, Birmingham, Ala.

DOUGHERTY, David Perry The Pulaski Citizen 18 Jan 1956
Col. David Perry Dougherty, 75, Lynnville auctioneer and leader in the Democratic party in Giles County, died of a heart attack at 1:30 a. m. Thursday morning at Giles County Hospital where he had been a patient for five weeks.

The body is at Bennett-May Funeral Home where funeral services will be held Friday. The Rev. Fred Rogers, pastor of the Lynnville Presbyterian Church, will officiate and burial will be in Lynnwood Cemetery at Lynnville.
A native of Giles County, he was the son of the late Mack and Almeda Perry Dougherty. He was a farmer in the Odd Fellows Hall community for many years prior to moving to Lynnville where he had since resided. He served as a member of the County Board of Education for many years and was an employee of the State Finance and Taxation Department at the time of his death. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Lynnville.
Mr. Dougherty's wife, the former Miss Helen Topp, died four years ago.
Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. J. O. Shelton, Lynnville; and Mrs. George Miller, Nashville; four sons, Capt. Joe Dougherty of Greenville, S. C.; Mack Dougherty, Murfreesboro; William Dougherty, Oakdale, La.; and Gordon Dougherty, Old Hickoryp and two sisters, Misses Annie and Ida Dougherty, Lynnville.

DOUGHERTY, Helen Topp The Pulaski Citizen 31 Oct 1951
Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Topp Dougherty, 72, who died of a heart attack on Thursday afternoon, October 25, after a long illness at the home in Lynnville, were held at 10 o'clock Saturday morning at the Lynnville Presbyterian Church. The Rev. C. B. Cook, Methodist minister of Columbia, officiated, and burial took place in Lynnwood Cemetery.
Born March 10, 1879, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Hugh Campbell Topp and Lucretia Gordon Topp, member of prominent Giles County families. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Dougherty is survived by her husband, David Dougherty; two daughters, Mrs. Owen Shelton, Lynnville and Mrs. George Miller, Nashville; four sons, Maxwell Dougherty, Murfreesboro, Gordon Dougherty, Old Hickory, William Dougherty, Oakdale, La., and Captain Joe Dougherty, U. S. Air Force, San Antonio, Texas; five grandchildren; one sister, Miss Lucia Topp, Chicago, Ill.; and one brother, Gordon Topp, Lynnville. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

DOUGLAS, John Earl The Pulaski Citizen 27 Apr 1955
Funeral services for John Earl Douglas, 79, retired L&N trainman and a native of Giles County, were held at 4 o'clock Monday afternoon at Finley Dorris and Charlton Funeral Home in Nashville. Dr. James E. Henley, pastor of West End Methodist Church, and the Rev. Richard Whitworth officiated and burial took place in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Nashville.
Mr. Douglas died at 6:35 o'clock Sunday morning at his home, 1019 Paris Avenue, as a result of a cerebral hemorrhage suffered on March 4.
Born in Giles County, he was the son of the late John Douglas and Betty Paisley Douglas. He moved to Nashville in 1911, serving as a trainman employed by the Nashville Terminals until his retirement in 1946.
He was a member of the West End Methodist Church, the Men's Bible Class, the West End Men's club and a number of fraternal orders.
Mr. Douglas is survived by his wife, Mrs. Effie Humphrey Douglas; and one daughter, Mrs. Hugh Keith, both of Nashville.

DOUGLASS, Mrs. G. W. The Pulaski Citizen 11 Dec 1957
Mrs. G. W. Douglass, former resident of Giles County, died at noon Sunday, December 8, at a Hobbs, N. Mex., hospital after a period of declining health. Funeral rites will be held Thursday morning at Whitehall Funeral Home in Lexington, Ky., with burial in that city.
Her husband, G. W. Douglass, died last year.
Mrs. Douglass is survived by three daughters, Mrs. O. E. Phelps, Monument, N. Mex., with whom she had been making her home, Mrs. Lewis Winkler, Lexington, Ky., and Mrs. Gayle Bolden, Nashville, and three grandchildren.

DOWNEY, Nancy Elizabeth Moore The Pulaski Citizen 9 Jan 1957
Funeral services for Mrs. Bill Downey, 47, resident of Spring Lick, Ky., were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Scotts Hill Baptist Church in Giles County, conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Downey died at 3:15 o'clock Tuesday morning, January 8, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Walter Richardson in Columbia, after a long illness.
The former Miss Nancy Elizabeth Moore, she was born November 9, 1909, in Alabama, daughter of Mrs. Minnie Dodd Moore English of Pulaski and the late Will Moore, but moved to Tennessee as a child. For the past fifteen years she has resided in Spring Lake.
In addition to her mother, who lives in Pulaski, Mrs. Downey is survived by her husband, Bill Downey, Spring Lick; one daughter, Mrs. James Houston, Calumet City, Ill.; three grandchildren; the one sister in Columbia; and two brothers, Lucian Moore of the Bodenham community, and George Moore, Louisville, Ky. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge.

DOYLE, Mrs. Daisy Dean The Pulaski Citizen 4 Sep 1957
Mrs. Daisy Dean Doyle, widow of Dr. Albert N. Doyle, a former physician at Minor Hill, died Wednesday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas Hill in Clarksville. The body will be returned to Minor Hill for burial.
Funeral services were incomplete when The Citizen went to press.

DRAKE, Beulah Parker Darwin The Pulaski Citizen 23 Sept 1953
Funeral services for Mrs. Beulah Parker Darwin Drake, 68, were held at 11 o'clock Monday morning in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Albert E. Dimmock, pastor of First Presbyterian Church. Burial took place at 1:30 o'clock that afternoon in Maple Hill Cemetery in Huntsville, Ala.
Mrs. Drake died at 11:30 o'clock Saturday night at the home in Pulaski, after several months' illness.
Born December 24, 1884, in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Joseph S. Parker and Adeline Coats Parker. She lived the greater part of her life in Huntsville and was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Her first marriage was to Davis Humphrey Darwin who died in 1936. Later she married Ewin Drake who died in 1941.

Mrs. Drake is survived by one daughter, Mrs. J. O. Baites, Jr., Pulaski; one son, James B. Darwin of Pulaski; and one granddaughter, Miss Beth Baites, Pulaski. Bennett-May and Company, funeral directors in charge.

DRAKE, Dora Marks The Pulaski Citizen 24 May 1950
Funeral services for Mrs. Dora Marks Drake, 82, lifelong resident of Giles County, were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Blooming Grove Methodist Church. The Rev. James T. Parsons, Methodist minister, officiated and burial took place in the Marks Cemetery at Blooming Grove.
Mrs. Drake died at 7 o'clock Tuesday morning, May 23, after several months declining health at the Austin Hewitt Home for Aged Women in Pulaski, where she had been residing nearly twenty years.
Born December 9, 1867, she was the daughter of the late Carroll Marks and Mary Anderson Carter Marks, well known citizens of the Blooming Grove community. Her husband, William Drake died many years ago. She had been a member of the Methodist Church since her girlhood.
Mrs. Drake, the last member of her immediate family, is survived by a number of nieces and nephewes. A nephew, Wilson T. Carter, of Prospect, was the funeral director.

DUE, Lena Belle McCracken The Pulaski Citizen 30 Sep 1959
Funeral services for Mrs. Lena Belle McCracken Due, 84, widow of Will E. Due, were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Bennett May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Marcus Nickell, pastor of Bunker Hill Methodist Church, and Rev. J. W. McCollough, with burial in Maplewood Cemetery. Mrs. Due died at 4:20 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, September 29, at the home of her sister in law, Mrs. J. L. McCracken, at Bunker Hill, following a long illness.
Born July 20, 1875, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late John C. McCracken and Mary C. Barnes McCracken. She was a member of the Bunker Hill Methodist Church. Her husband. former Circuit Court Clerk, died a number of years ago.
Mrs. Due the last member of her immediate family, is survived by four nieces, Mrs. Robert Barnes, Mrs. Harold Marks, Mrs. Edwin Poston and Miss Ruth McCracken all of Pulaski; and one nephew, John C. McCracken, Sacramento, Calif. Bennett May and Company in charge.

DUE, Maggie White Gilliam The Pulaski Citizen 18 Jul 1956
Funeral services for Mrs. Maggie White Gilliam Due, 84, who died at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon, July 12, at her home in Campbellsville after a prolonged illness, were held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon in the Campbellsville Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Paul McReynolds, pastor of the church, officiated and burial took place in the family lot in Campbellsville Cemetery.
Born March 27, 1872, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late George W. White and Liza Ann Thurman White, and had been a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church for many years. John Gilliam was her first husband who died in 1901. In later years she was married to Granville P. Due who died March 29, 1939.

Mrs. Due is survived by one daughter, Miss Eunice Gilliam, Campbellsville; two step-daughters, Mrs Vera Funderburk, Fort Worth, Texas, and Mrs. Bettie Fitzgerald, Beaumont, Texas; one stepson, Newt W. Due, Longview, Texas; three step-grandsons; one sister, Mrs. Della Hargrove, Mt. Pleasant; five half-sisters, Mrs. Herschel Gates, Ardmore, Tenn., Mrs. Betsy Rohelia, Hazel Park,Mich., Mrs. Cassie Dugger, Marion, Ind., Mrs. Radie Bennerman of Calif.; and Mrs. Ruby McNully, Athens, Ala.; and one half-brother, Boyd White, Truman, Ark. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors in charge.

DUGGER, Ezra Guy The Pulaski Citizen 18 Jun 1958
Ezra Guy Dugger, 77, well-known political leader, and lifestock and real estate dealer, died at Giles County Hospital Monday at 12:15 p. m. following a heart attack suffered Sunday night.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at Bennett-May Funeral Home conducted by Dr. W. B. Strother, pastor of First Methodist Church, and Dr. W. H. Mansfield, assistant. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery. Mr. Dugger born on May 22, 1881 in Giles County, the son of the late James Richard and Ida Williams Dugger. He was keenly interested in politics and was active in the campaign t o elect Governor Gordon Browning. At the time of his death, he was a member of the Giles County Democratic Executive Committee. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Vashti Moore Dugger; and one brother, Richard Dugger, Akron, Ohio.

DUGGER, James Roy The Pulaski Citizen 17 Dec 1958
Funeral services for James Roy Dugger, 76, retired cabinet maker of Culleoka, will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Oakes and Nichols Funeral Home in Columbia, with the burial in Lynnwood Cemetery at Lynnville. Mr. Dugger died Tuesday at his home.
A native of Giles County, he was the son of the late Milton Dugger and Ada Tarpley Dugger, and was a member of the Church of Christ.
Mr. Dugger is survived by two daughters, Mrs. A. V. Allen, Boonshill, and Mrs. Allen Hines, Culleoka; two sons, Glenn Dugger, Culleoka, and James Dugger, Nashville; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; one brother, Emmett Dugger, Culleoka; one sister, Mrs. W. T. Allen, Pulaski; his step-mother, Mrs. M E. Dugger; and four step-sisters, Mrs. Odie Weatherford, Columbia, Mrs. Beatrice Weatherford, Nashville, Mrs. Catherine Wells, Franklin, and Miss Mary Lou Dugger, Lynnville.

DUGGER, John A. The Pulaski Citizen 16 Feb 1955
John A. Dugger, 75, retired Lawrence County farmer, died Monday at Lawrence County Hospital after a long illness.
Funeral services and burial took place in that county.
A native of Maury County, he was the son of the late George Andrew Dugger and Ellen Thomas Dugger.
Mr. Dugger is survived by his wife, Mrs. Katie Short Dugger; three daughters, Mrs. Ivan Warren, Nashville, Mrs. Henry Butler Young, Pulaski, and Mrs. Gibson Barber, Lawrenceburg; four grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. P. G. Hickman and Mrs. Foster Locke, Lawrenceburg, and Mrs. Ada McKissack, Columbia; two brothers, G. A. and M. C. Dugger, Lawrencburg.


DUGGER, Lacy The Pulaski Citizen 14 Sep 1955
Funeral services for Miss Lacy Hicks Dugger were held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the home on Brownlow Creek, with Riley Moore, Church of Christ minister officiating. Burial took place in Glenwood Cemetery at Southport, Maury County.
Miss Dugger died Monday at the home after a long illness.
A native of Maury County, she was the daughter of Mrs. Mary Barnett Dugger and the late A. "Bud" Dugger. The family moved from Culleoka to Giles County to the home on the Campbellsville-Mt. Pleasant Road about twenty years ago. She was a member of Spencer Hill Church of Christ.
In addition to her mother, Miss Dugger is survived by two sisters, Miss Mary Dugger who lives in the home, and Mrs. Loyd Blair, Maury County; and one brother, Mark A. Dugger, of the home address.

DUGGER, Leon and Harold HUGHES The Pulaski Citizen 19 Nov 1958
Tragedy struck a double blow in Giles County Saturday night, November 15, when Leon Dugger, 38, owner of Dugger's Garage, and Harold Hughes, 30, a Pulaski truck driver were killed in a plane crash at Warrior, Alabama.
The two men were killed instantly when their flaming light plane crashed into Hayden Mountain in Jefferson County, Ala., early Saturday night. Wreckage of the plane was scattered over a wide area. A billfold bearing the name of Hughes was found in the debris near the two bodies.
At Warrior Sunday H. W. Clapsaddle, district aviation safety officer for Civil Aeronautics administration, studied the wreckage and said he was unable to reach any conclusion why the plane crashed. He said the single engine plance had barely cleared the crest of a ridge before the crash. "We don't know just what the burning of the plane before the crash had to do with the crash itself," Clapsaddle said.
The Pulaski men were returning to Pulaski from Montgomery, where they had taken a young Columbia Military Academy student, Jimmy Kelley of Mt. Pleasant to Montgomery, Ala. to a horse show where he was to ride. He remained in Montgomery.
Dugger, who operated a flying service in Pulaski in his spare time, was believed to be the pilot.
Mrs. Herman Thomas, who lives near the scene of the crash, said the plane flew so low over her home that "it sounded like it was in the house." She said the plane "blazed up just like an explosion, but not so loud. We saw a lot of sparks."
Witnesses said the plane was burning when it hit the mountain.
Funeral services for Harold Hughes were held at 10 o'clock Monday morning at Bennett-May Funeral Home by Dr. Bruce Strother, pastor of First Methodist Church and the Rev. Chester Stephens, pastor of Trinity Methodist Church Charge. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery.
Funeral services for Leon Dugger were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home by the Rev. Thomas Vann, Methodist minister, and the Rev. G. W. Stuber, Baptist minister. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery.

Dugger was the son of Cletus and Rena Harwell Dugger of Pulaski, who survive. He was born and reared in Giles County and served with the Army during World War II. A mechanic, he operated a garage in Pulaski for many years.
In addition to his parents, his widow, Mrs. Joan Glossup Dugger, and a brother, Cecil Dugger, both of Pulaski, survive.
Hughes was born and reared in Giles County and was a truck driver for Hays Distributing Company in Pulaski. He formerly was a driver for Mayflower van lines.
He was a member of the Cedar Grove Methodist Church.
Survivors include his parents, William and Doris Crabtree Hughes; his widow, Mrs. Doris Baker Hughes; aa son, Michael Hughes; a daughter, Miss Barbara Hughes; a sister, Mrs. Sam Lewis, all of Pulaski; and a brother, Ray Hughes of Murfreesboro.

DUGGER, Mattie Lou Tarpley The Pulaski Citizen 3 Dec 1958
Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Lou Tarpley Dugger, 86, life-long resident of Giles County, were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. Thomas Vann and the Rev. James T. Parsons. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery. Mrs. Dugger died on Tuesday morning, December 2, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Arnie Butler Smith, after a long period of declining health.
Born March 26, 1872, she was the daughter of the late Thomas A. Tarpley and Marjorie Marks Tarpley. Her husband, Richard Berry Dugger, died April 29, 1935.
Mrs. Dugger was a member of the Methodist Church.
In addition to Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Dugger is survived by five other daughters, Mrs. Henry Thurman, Bodenam, Mrs. Marvin Ingram, Miss Lizzie Ruth Dugger, Mrs. Richard K. Eslick and Mrs. Edith Ingram Hopkins, Pulaski; two sons, William J. Dugger, and Thomas C. Dugger, Pulaski; seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Wesley Aymett, Riversburg. Bennett-May and Company in charge.

DUGGER, Maude Peden The Pulaski Citizen 18 Apr 1951
Mrs. Maude Peden Dugger, 60, wife of R. T. Dugger of Stiversville, died Sunday morning, April 8, at her home on the Pulaski Pike following an illness of several months.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at Stiversville Church of Christ, conducted by Melvin Dugger and Winfred Skinner, and burial took place in the Gibsonville Cemetery.
A native of Giles County, she was the daughter of the late W. E. Peden and Mary Ann Pryor Peden. Mrs. Dugger, a member of the Church of Christ, spent most of her life in Maury County.
Mrs. Dugger is survived by her husband; two sons, T. H. Dugger, Columbia and R. T. Dugger, Mt. Pleasant; three grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. John Cumming, McCains; and Mrs. Eugene Brown, Campbellsville.

DUGGER, Robert Arthur (Bud) The Pulaski Citizen 16 Oct 1957

Funeral services for Robert Arthur Dugger, 69, Pulaski painter, were held at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Pulaski Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister. Burial took place in Marcella Falls Cemetery. Mr. Dugger died at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon, October 13, at a Nashville hospital after several months illness.
Born April 16, 1888, in Marshall County, he was the son of the late Robert Reese Dugger and Alice Brown Dugger, and was a member of the Church of Christ.
Mr. Dugger is survived by two sons, Carlton Dugger, Naples, Fla., and Neil Dugger, Donelson; one daughter, Mrs. Jesse Williams, Nashville; seven grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Dee Colvett, Ethridge, Route 1; and three half-brothers, Charlie Dugger, Pulaski, Sid Dugger, Princeton, Ky., and Paul Dugger, Dallas, Texas. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge.

DUGGER, Tyree Grant The Pulaski Citizen 19 Feb 1958
Funeral services for Tyree Grant Dugger, 72, Pulaski resident, were held at 10:30 o'clock Friday morning at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by Dr. William H. Mansfield, Methodist minister. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery. Mr. Dugger died Thursday morning at his home in Pulaski after a long illness.
Born November 22, 1885, in Giles County, he was the son of the late R. J. Dugger and Ida Williams Dugger.
Mr. Dugger is survived by three sons, Richard Dugger, Kokomo, Ind., John Dugger, Munice, Ind., and Grant Dugger, Jr., Cardiff, Calif.; one daughter, Mrs. Marie Agner, Washington, D. C.; and two brothers, E. G. Dugger, Pulaski and Richard Dugger, Akron, Ohio. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

DUGGER, Warren Voss The Pulaski Citizen 8 Apr 1953
Warren Voss Dugger, 16, son of Allen Dugger and Della Voss Dugger, died Wednesday morning, April 1, at the home on Weakley Creek, following an illness of three months.
Funeral services were held at 10 o'clock Friday morning at Greenwood Church of Christ, Giles County, conducted by E. O. Coffman, minister. Burial took place in Mimosa Cemetery at Lawrenceburg.
Born July 19, 1936, in Giles County, he was a junior student at Bodenham High School.
In addition to his parents, the youth is survived by one sister, Barbara Kay Dugger; and two brothers, Richard Collins Dugger and William Allen Dugger, all of Weakley Creek community. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

DUNAVANT, John Dee The Pulaski Citizen 20 Aug 1958
Funeral services for John Dee Dunavant, 49, farmer and well-digger of the Berea Community, will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Raymond Greenway and the Rev. Mack Pinkelton. Burial will take place in Maplewood Cemetery. Mr Dunavant died at 7:15 o'clock Wednesday morning, August 20, at his home after a period of declining health.
Born May 1, 1909, in Giles County, he was the son of Mrs. Myrtle Hix Dunavant and the late Thomas R. Dunavant. He was a member of the Berea Methodist Church.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Dunavant is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nellie Davis Dunavant. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge.

DUNAVANT, Mark Colvin The Pulaski Citizen 22 Aug 1951
Mark Colvin Dunavant, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Dunavant, born August 11, died at Vanderbilt Hospital the following day.
Prayer services were held at 4 o'clock on Monday afternoon at the graveside in Maplewood Cemetery. by the Rev. A. R. Hogan, pastor of the Olivet Charge, and Dr. J. Clark Hensley, pastor of the First Baptist Church.
In addition to the parents, the child is survived by the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Dunavant and J. R. Colvin.

DUNAVANT, Walter Sr. The Pulaski Citizen 5 Aug 1959
Funeral services for Walter Dunavant, Sr., 84, retired farmer were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Lloyd Hickman and David East. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery. Mr. Dunavant died at 10:30 Sunday morning at his home three miles north of Pulaski.
Born March 15, 1879, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Tom Dunavant and Eliza Chesser Dunavant. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mr. Dunavant is survived by six sons, Gardner Dunavant, Campbellsville, Otha Dunavant, Raymond Dunavant, and Walter Dunavant, Jr., Pulaski, Thomas Dunavant, Nashville, and Mahlon Dunavant, Gallatin; four daughters, Mrs. Archie Lane, Ethridge, Mrs. Robert Walls, Pulaski, and Mrs. Wesley Walls and Mrs. Maude Walls, both of Columbia; and twenty-two grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren.

DUNCAN, Frank The Pulaski Citizen 13 Jun 1951
Funeral services for Frank Duncan, 76, farmer of the Yokley community who died on Friday, June 8, at his home, were held at one o'clock Saturday afternoon at Taylors Chapel. Rites were conducted by the Rev. N. O. Allen of College Grove and the Rev. J. C. Wallace of Lynnville and burial in Gibsonville Cemetery. His death followed a five year illness.
Born November 26, 1874, he was the son of the late Andy Duncan and Nellie Ball Duncan.
Mr. Duncan, a member of the Methodist Church, is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Trice Duncan; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Francis, Elkton, and Mrs. Marvin Coffee, Columbia; two sons, Myron Duncan, Southport, and Roy Duncan, Minnow Branch; fifteen grandchildren and one great grandchild.

DUNCAN, Ronnie Eugene The Pulaski Citizen 5 Aug 1953
Ronnie Eugene Duncan, eight months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Duncan, died Wednesday July 22, at Giles County Hospital after a three months illness.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Pulaski Church of God, conducted by the Rev. V. E. Varner, pastor of the church. Burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, near Pulaski.
In addition to the parents, Charles and Nannie Mae Russell Duncan, the child is survived by a grandmother, Mrs. Irvin Holt, Pulaski. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

DUNIVANT, William Ottice The Pulaski Citizen 21 Sep 1955

William Ottice Dunivant, 66, native of Giles County, died at 2:30 o'clock on September 8 at Capitol Hill Hospital in Oklahoma, Okla.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock on the following Saturday afternoon at Choctaw Baptist Church with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Dunivant, operator of a service station and store in Choctaw for the past fifteen years, was born at Bethel in Giles County but moved to Oklahoma at the age of eighteen years.
Mr. Dunivant is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bethel Shaw Dunivant, whom he married November 17, 1907.

DUNLAP, Clyde P. The Pulaski Citizen 17 Apr 1957
Funeral services for Clyde P. Dunlap, 54, banker of Donelson, were held at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning at Donelson Presbyterian Church, conducted by the Rev. C. A. McPherson, pastor of the church. Burial took place in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Nashville. Mr. Dunlap died Sunday morning, April 14, at his home in Donelson, a few weeks after he underwent surgery.
Born in the Brick Church community of Giles County, he was the son of the late Will Porter Dunlap, Sr. and Elizabeth Mullins Dunlap, and was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Dunlap had been active in banking circles and in the work of the Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Dunlap is survived by his wife, Mrs. Christine Coker Dunlap; one son, Clyde P. Dunlap, Jr., Donelson; one daughter, Mrs. Thomas Wesley Pickle, Jr., Baytown, Texas; five grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. John Scott Darnell, Pulaski; and three brothers, F. Mullins Dunlap and S. L. Dunlap, both of Nashville and Will Porter Dunlap, Jr., Pulaski.
Pall bearers were members of First American National Bank and members of the board of deacons of the Donelson Presbyterian Church.

DUNLAP, Elizabeth Mullins The Pulaski Citizen 29 Dec 1954
Mrs. Elizabeth Mullins Dunlap, 78, widow of Will Porter Dunlap, Sr., former state legislator, died at 3:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon, December 23, at Giles County Hospital following several months' declining health.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at Brick Church Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Fred S. Rogers, pastor of the church, and Dr. J. Clark Hensley, pastor of First Baptist Church in Pulaski. Burial took place in the family lot in Maplewood Cemetery.
The daughter of the William J. Mullins and Irene Henry Mullins, she was born March 23, 1875 in Giles County, where she had lived all her life. Burial took place in the family lot in Maplewood Cemetery.
The daughter of the late William J. Mullins and Irene Henry Mullins, she was born March 23, 1875 in Giles County, where she lived all her life. She was a member of the Brick Church Presbyterian Church.
Her husband, Will Porter Dunlap, who was a former state legislator and a former member of the County Court of Giles County, died May 3, 1954.

Mrs. Dunlap, the last member of her immediate family, is survived by one daughter, Mrs. John Scott Darnell, Pulaski; four sons, Clyde Dunlap and Mullins Dunlap; both of Nashville, Shirley Lewis Dunlap, Madison and William Porter Dunlap, Jr., Brick Church; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

DUNLAP, Will Porter Jr. The Pulaski Citizen 4 Jun 1958
Funeral services for Will Porter Dunlap, Jr., 60, retired farmer of the Brick Church Community, were held at 10:30 o'clock Monday morning in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home. The rites were conducted by the Rev. Fred Rogers of Franklin, former pastor of Lynnville Presbyterian Church, and burial took place in the family lot in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mr. Dunlap died at 10:30 o'clock Saturday night, May 31, at the Umble Nursing Home in Lewisburg after a four-and-a-half year period of illness.
A lifelong resident of Giles County, he was born December 15, 1897, the son of the late Will Porter Dunlap and Lizzie Mullins Dunlap. He was a member of the Lynnville Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Dunlap, a single man, is survived by one sister, Mrs. John Scott Darnell, Pulaski; and two brothers, Mullins Dunlap, Nashville, and Shirley Lewis Dunlap, Madison.

DUNNAVANT, Annie Miller The Pulaski Citizen 25 Nov 1959
Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Miller Dunnavant, 77, resident of the Prospect Community, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at Elkton Methodist Church. The Rev. R. L. Greenway, pastor of the church, officiated and burial took place in the Dunnavant Cemetery. Mrs. Dunnavant died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Vivian Malone, Sunday, after six months declining health.
Born September 17, 1882, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Green Miller and Nancy Grant Miller. She was a member of the Elkton Methodist Church.
Mrs. Dunnavant is survived by her husband, Charles Erskine Dunnavant; four daughters, Mrs. Van Dyke Wilburn, Mrs. Robert William, and Mrs. Vivian Malone, all of Giles County, and Mrs. Eugene Cole, Columbia; and one son, Edgar Dunnavant, Giles County; thirteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Nina Roberts, Mrs. Ada Crabtree, Mrs. Glenn Tate, and Mrs. Walter Griggs, Pulaski, and Mrs. Eva Boles, Prospect; and three brothers, Lee Miller, Lewisburg, Ensley Miller, Minor Hill, and Roy Miller, Prospect. Bennett-May and Company, in charge.

DUNNAVANT, John Erskine The Pulaski Citizen 4 Jul 1951
Funeral services for John Erskine Dunnavant, 33, General Shoe employee, who died at 10 o'clock Friday night, June 29, in Vanderbilt Hospital, were held at 2 o'clock on Sunday afternoon at the Elkton Methodist Church. Rites were conducted by the Rev. Cullen T. Carter, pastor, and the Rev. Robert Warden, pastor of the Elkton Baptist Church, and burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery in Pulaski. He had been ill a short time.
Born September 28, 1917, in Giles County, he was the son of Erskine Dunnavant and Annie Miller Dunnavant.
Mr. Dunnavant, a member of the Methodist Church and the W. O. W. fraternal order, had been employed by the Pulaski plant of General Shoe Corporation for the past ten years.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Dunnavant is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sara Margaret Gordon Dunnavant; two daughters, Darlene and Jeanette Dunnavant; four sisters, Mrs. Dyke Wilburn, Prospect, Mrs. Bob Wilburn, Conway, Miss Vera Dunnavant and Mrs. Eugene Cole, both of Pulaski; and one brother, Edgar Dunnavant, Florence, Ala.

DUNNAVANT, Sam The Pulaski Citizen 8 May 1957
Funeral services for Sam Dunnavant, 69, farmer of the Elkton community, were held at 3:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Elkton Baptist Church, with burial in the Dunnavant Cemetery. Mr. Dunnavant died at 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, following a two months illness.
Born April 2, 1888, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Charlie Dunnavant and Nancy Rogers Dunnavant, and was a member of the Elkton Baptist Church. His wife, Mrs. Lola Gordon Dunnavant, died in January of 1956.
Mr. Dunnavant is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ben Chambers and Mrs. Grady McNeese, Giles County; three sons, R. G. Dunnavant and C. H. Dunnavant, Giles County and Wendell Dunnavant, Elkhart, Ind.; several grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Will Smith, Conway, and Mrs. Viola Grant, Giles County; and two brothers, Virgil Dunnavant and Erskine Dunnavant, Giles County. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

DUNNIVANT, Mary Alice Smith The Pulaski Citizen 20 Apr 1955
Mrs. Mary Alice Smith Dunnivant, 96, died at 9:15 o'clock Monday night, April 18, at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. W. O. Reese in Pulaski, after a three months illness.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at New Zion Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. W. W. Johnson, Methodist minister of Petersburg, and the Rev. Allen Newby, Baptist minister of Hillsboro, Ala. Burial took place in New Zion Cemetery.
Born in Rutherford County September, 5, 1859, she was the daughter of the late William Smith and Louise Uselton Smith, but had lived in Giles County the greater part of her life. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
Her husband, James William Dunnivant, died May 9, 1936.
Mrs. Dunnivant is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Andrew J. Malone and Mrs. Walter Parks, Pulaski; one son, Marvin Dunnivant, Hohenwald; nineteen grandchildren, seventy-five great-grandchildren and fourteen great great grandchildren.

DURHAM, Hortense Tarpley The Pulaski Citizen 4 Jun 1952
Funeral services for Mrs. Hortense Tarpley Durham, 91, Minor Hill resident, were held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Leggtown, Ala., Church of Christ, conducted by Elder Virgil Murphy, minister of the East Hill Church of Christ. Burial took place at Leggtown, Ala. Cemetery.
She died at 8:40 o'clock Friday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Gatlin, in Minor Hill community, after a long illness.
Mrs. Durham, a member of the Church of Christ, was born in Tennessee, and was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Tarpley.
In addition to the daughter, Mrs. Durham is survived by five grandchildren. Pulaski Funeral Home, Funeral Directors.


DURRETT, Edith Stockman The Pulaski Citizen 03 Oct 1956
Mrs. Edith Stockman Durrett, 73, of the Fall River section, were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Fall River Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. H. G. Coston, with burial taking place in the church cemetery. Mrs. Durrett who had been in declining health for some time, died on Saturday, September 29, at Lawrence County Hospital.
Born October 18, 1882, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Stockman. Her husband, Dr. J. K. Durrett, died June 14, 1942.
Mrs. Durrett, the last of her immediate family, is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Jane Estes Sutton, Giles County; three sons, J. Willard Durrett, Pulaski, James Julius Durrett, Memphis, and Lurton E. Durrett, Coronado, Calif.; and six grandchildren.

DYER, Alice Josephine Leslie The Pulaski Citizen 5 Feb 1958
Mrs. Alice Josephine Leslie Dyer, 55, wife of the Rev. Thomas Dyer, formerly of Pulaski, died on Sunday, January 26, of a heart attack at the home in Odessa, Mo., after a period of declining health.
Funeral rites were held at one o'clock Tuesday afternoon in Odessa with burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Kansas City, Mo.
Born July 9, 1902 in Odessa, she lived most of her life there. In May 6, 1924, she married Mr. Dyer, minister of the Presbyterian Church of which she was a member.
Mrs. Dyer is survived by her husband, for many years Mayor of Odessa; and an aunt, Mrs. Bess Cason, Davenport, Iowa.

EAGIN, Alvin Hugh The Pulaski Citizen 10 Mar 1954
Funeral services for Alvin Hugh Eagin, 87, retired farmer, were held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. H. L. Smith, pastor of the Elkton Methodist Church. Burial took place in the family lot at the Eagin Cemetery, three miles east of Elkton.
Mr. Eagin died at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the home in Baugh after a long period of declining health.
Born August 30, 1866, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Richard Eagin and Mary O'Neal Eagin. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
His wife, Mrs. Ella Jester Eagin, died May 4, 1936.
Mr. Eagin is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Lee Paysinger and Misses Louetta Eagin, Maggie Eagin, Mary Eagin and Mamie Eagin, all of Baugh; four sons, John Eagin, Sam Eagin, and Jim Mize Eagin, all of Nashville, and Joe Eagin, Baugh; thirteen grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren; and one sister, Miss Betty Eagin, of Wheelerton. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors

EASTEP, Clara Thomas McConnell The Pulaski Citizen 7 Jul 1954
Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Thomas McConnell Eastep, 48, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Baptist Church at Bethel, conducted by Dr. J. Clark Hensley, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Pulaski, and burial took place in the Mitchell Cemetery at Bethel.

Mrs. Eastep, who made her home on Woodring Street in Pulaski, died at 3:20 o'clock Sunday morning at Giles County Hospital following an emergency operation.
Born February 4, 1905, in Limestone County, Ala., she was the daughter of Mrs. Smith Waters McConnell of Jasper, Ala., and the late Mr. McConnell. She had lived in Giles County sixteen years and was a member of the Baptist Church.
Mrs. Eastep is survived by her husband, John Mansel Eastep, Pulaski; one daughter, Miss Joyce Eastep, Pulaski; one son, James Cebron Eastep, U. S. Air Force, stationed in France; one sister, Mrs. Van Siniard, Owens Crossroads, Ala.; and five brothers, J. R. McConnell, Anderson, Ala., Edgar McConnell, Decatur, Ala., Oliver McConnell, Pulaski, William McConnell, Jasper, Ala., and Leland McConnell, Huntsville, Ala. Pulaski Funeral Home, Morticians in charge.

EASTLAND, Attie Downing The Pulaski Citizen 1 Jan 1958
Mrs. Attie Downing Eastland, 81, mother of Mrs. R. P. Dodson of Pulaski, was killed and her son-in-law, John Hollis Lynch, 40, of Lawrenceburg was critically injured Tuesday morning in a traffic accident that occurred on Powder Mill Hill on Highway 64, about 12 miles west of Pulaski.
Funeral services were held at 3 p. m. Wednesday at Bennett-May Funeral Home by Dr. W. H. Mansfield. Burial was in Collinwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Eastland was believed to have been killed instantly in the accident and Lynch suffered a brain injury, throat cuts and body bruises that necessitated his being brought to A native of Giles County. He was removed to Lawrence County Hospital later in the morning, Trooper Smith said.
Mrs. Eastland, who had been residing with her daughter, Mrs. Dodson, and Mr. Dodson
for some time, was returning to Pulaski Tuesday after visiting Mr. and Mrs. Lynch in Lawrenceburg.
Mrs. Eastland, a native of Wayne County, is surivived by three daughters, Mrs. Dodson in Pulaski, Mrs. C. E. Work, Dickson and Mrs. Hollis Lynch, Lawrenceburg; two sons, Holbert Eastland and David Eastland, Detroit, Mich.; and a sister, Mrs. Izora Bell, Hohenwald. Her husband, D. T. Eastland, died several years ago.
The body was at Bennett-May Funeral Home in Pulaski Tuesday night and Funeral arrangements were incomplete.

EDMUNDSON, F. Ross The Pulaski Citizen 10 Jul 1957
F. Ross Edmundson, 75, retired merchant of Bethel and rural letter carrier, died Sunday night at his home in the Cedar Grove community after an extended period of ill health.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p. m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Wallace Carr, pastor. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, with Masonic rites at the grave. Bennett-May funeral directors were in charge of the service.
Mr. Edmundson was born in the Bethel community, the son of the late Elihu and Cornelia Hardy Edmundson. He served as a rural mail carrier for fifteen years and resigned to be associated with his brother, Eugene, in the operation of a store at Bethel. This connection continued for sixteen years after which he resigned and move to Cedar Grove to make his home.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and First Presbyterian Church. Mr. Edmundson is survived by his wife, Mrs. Annie Madray Edmundson; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Seay of Long Beach, Miss., and Mrs. W. B. Gordon of Bethel; four brothers, Eugene Edmundson of Pulaski, J. A. Edmundson, Jackson, C. R. Edmundson, New Orleans, La., and Dr. L. A. Edmundson, Bethel; and a number of nieces and nephews.

EDMUNDSON, Joe A. The Pulaski Citizen 11 Mar 1959
Funeral services for Joe A. Edmundson, 84, retired railroadman, were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at First Presbyterian Church. Rites were conducted by the Rev. Wallace Carr, pastor of the church, and burial took place in Lynnwood Cemetery.
Mr. Edmundson died at 8:40 o'clock Friday night, March 6, at Giles County Hospital after several weeks illness.
Born at Bethel, he was the son of the late Elihu Edmundson and Cornelia Hardy Edmundson. For fifty years he was a resident of Jackson where he was employed by the IC&St.L Railroad, retiring as a conductor. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, and was a veteran of the Spanish-American War.
Returning to Giles County a year ago, he was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Pulaski Elks Club.
Mr. Edmundson, a batchelor, is survived by three brothers, Eugene E. Edmundson, Pulaski, Dr. Louie A. Edmundson, Bethel, and C. A. Edmundson, New Orleans, La.; and two sisters, Mrs. W. B. Gordon, Bethel, and Mrs. C. A. Seay, Long Beach, Miss.

EDMUNDSON, Olen M. The Pulaski Citizen 21 Mar 1951
Funeral services for Olen M. Edmundson, 63, merchant of the Bethel Community were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Bethel Methodist Church, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. Elwood Denson. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mr. Edmundson died of a heart attack at 9:30 o'clock Saturday night, March 17, at his home, following a two year period of declining health.
He was a native of Giles County, a son of Elihu and Cornelia Harding Edmundson. He was a member of the Bethel Methodist Church where he had served as Sunday School superintendent for a number of years, was a Mason and member of the American Legion, being a veteran of World War I.
Mr. Edmundson is survived by his wife, Mrs. Thelma Barnes Edmundson; two sisters, Mrs. Mattie Seay of Gulfport, Miss., and Mrs. Brownie Gordon, Sr. of Bethel; five brothers, Joseph A. Edmundson of Jackson, Tenn., Cleveland R. Edmundson of New Orleans, La., Dr. Louie A. Edmundson of Bethel, and Eugene and Ross Edmundson, both of Pulaski.


EDMUNDSON, Patrick Cleburn The Pulaski Citizen 23 Sept 1953
Patrick Cleburn Edmundson, 87, believed to be Giles County's oldest dry goods merchant, died at Giles County Hospital at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday after an illness of several months.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. at Bennett-May Funeral Home. The Rev. William A. Jones, pastor of Pulaski Episcopal Church, and the Rev. Sam R. Dodson, Jr., pastor of the First Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will take place in Maplewood Cemetery.

Mr. Edmundson was the son of the late Joseph Smith Edmundson and Susan Gilbert Edmundson, having been born in the Bethel community on October 29, 1865. He was one of a family of eleven brothers and sisters, three of his brothers having been practicing physicians. Mr. Edmundson is the last surviving member of his immediate family.
At the age of eighteen, he entered the mercantile business as a grocer in Pulaski, and in 1893 clerked for the firm of Partrick and Yancey. He formed a partnership with R. L. Johnston and established the firm Johnston and Edmundson in 1905. Upon the death of Johnston in 1917, Mr. Edmundson began business under his own name, and the firm which now operates as P. C. Edmundson and Son has been in the same location on the northeast side of the square continuously. Mr. Edmundson remained active in the operation of the store until ill health forced him to stay at home for a few months.
He was a member of the Methodist church. His wife, who died in 1915, was the former Miss Annie Whitfield.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. James S. Rambo, with he whom he made his home on South First Street, Mrs. John Melby; one son, C. Whitfield Edmundson, and three grandchildren, Miss Patsy Edmundson, Dallas, Texas, and Miss Peggy Melby and Jack Melby, of Pulaski.

EDWARDS, Ernie Bruce The Pulaski Citizen 1 Sep 1954
Funeral services for Ernie Bruce Edwards, 71, farmer of the Eleventh Civil District, will be held at 10 o'clock Thursday morning at Pulaski Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton and burial will take place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mr. Edwards was found dead in bed early Wednesday morning at his home in the Woodlawn section.
Born December 8, 1872, in Giles County, he was the son of the late David Edwards and Sallie Barnes Edwards. His wife, Mrs. Sallie Jane Franklin Edwards, died in 1948.
Mr. Edwards, the last member of his immediate family, is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Willie Hobbs, Marshall County, Mrs. Elba Holt, Friendship, and Miss Barbara Ann Edwards, Woodlawn; two sons, Malcolm Edwards, Berea and Herman Edwards, New Zion; twelve grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Pulaski Funeral Home, Funeral Directors.



EDWARDS, Lizzie Lee The Pulaski Citizen 25 Dec 1953
Funeral services for Miss Lizzie Lee Edwards, 75, who died at 3 o'clock Sunday morning in a Nashville hospital, were held at one o'clock Monday afternoon at Kedron Methodist Church. Rites were conducted by the Rev. W. C. Folks, pastor of the church and the burial took place in the Edwards Cemetery at Lester, Ala., with Pulaski Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Born January 18, 1878, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late John Wesley Edwards and Willie Ann Hardiman Edwards. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
Miss Edwards is survived by four half-sisters, Mrs. Lynn Griggs and Mrs. Aymett Griggs, both of Stella, Mrs. Ozro Miller, Pulaski and Mrs. Henry Hurd, Conway; and three half-brothers, Neal Edwards, Conway and Claborn Edwards, Bethel and Buford Edwards, Brentwood.


EDWARDS, Paul F. The Pulaski Citizen 14 Oct 1953
Paul F. Edwards, 42, Church of Christ minister, died Saturday at Miami, Fla., after a six months' illness of cancer.
Services were held in Nashville at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Hillsboro Church of Christ with burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Nashville.
Born May 16, 1911, at Petersburg, Tenn., he attended David Lipscomb College, Nashville, and was graduated from Abilene Christian College, Abilene, Texas.
Mr. Edwards is survived by his wife, the former Miss Mildred Finley of Nashville; four sons, Clark Finley Edwards, David Lynn Edwards and Howard Alan Edwards, all of Miami; a sister, Mrs. Garnett Johnson, of Hendersonville, and two brothers, J. B. Edwards of Minor Hill, and J. H. Edwards of Benton Harbor, Mich.

ELAM, Raleigh C. The Pulaski Citizen 5 Jan 1955
Raleigh C. Elam, 87, father of E. H. Elam, former president of Martin College, died Dec. 29, at his home near Santa Fe.
Funeral services were held at 11 o'clock Friday at Goshen Methodist Church, and burial took place in Goshen Cemetery, Maury County.

ELDER, Laura Ingram The Pulaski Citizen 13 Feb 1957
Mrs. Laura Ingram Elder, 82, Pulaski resident, died unexpectedly at 8:30 o'clock Monday night, February 11, at Giles County Hospital after a few hours illness.
Funeral rites were held at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at First Methodist Church, conducted by Dr. Bruce Strother, pastor of the church, and Dr. William H. Mansfield, associate pastor. Burial took place in the family lot in Maplewood Cemetery.
A lifelong resident of the county, she was born March 12, 1874, the daughter of the late Luther Ingram and Mary McGrew Ingram. She was a member of the First Methodist Church and its missionary society, the Wilburn Smith Sunday School Class; and was a charter member of the Order of Eastern Star and the Gay Nineties Club.
She was the widow of David Colston Elder, a member of the Giles County Court for many years. He died December 6, 1946.
Mrs. Elder is survived by one son, Edwin Ingram Elder, Nashville; one grandson, Dr. James Colston Elder, stationed at Parris Island, S. C.; and several step-grandchildren. Bennett-May Company, Morticians in charge.

ELDER, Linda Faye The Pulaski Citizen 17 May 1950
Linda Faye Elder, 13-month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Elder, died at 12:45 o'clock Sunday morning, May 14, following a brief illness of measles and pneumonia at the home of her parents.
Services were held at the residence at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. Marvin Parr, minister of the Church of God. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.

In addition to the parents, the child is survived by one sister, Patricia Ann Elder; and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Pierce and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Elder.

ELDER, Sammy The Pulaski Citizen 12 Feb 1958
Funeral services for Sammy Elder, 56, Vale Mills farmer, were held at 10 o'clock Monday morning at Pulaski Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. G. W. Stuber, Baptist minister. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery. Mr. Elder died at 4:30 o'clock Saturday morning at Giles County Hospital after a two weeks illness.
Born March 7, 1901, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Ezra Elder and Dora Hazelwood Elder, and was a member of the Church of the Nazarene.
Mr. Elder is survived by his wife, Mrs. Louise Sandridge Elder; one daughter, Mrs. Justine Burrow; two sons, Eddie Elder and Ezra Elder; and ten grandchildre, all of Giles County; two sisters, Mrs. Zeno Hanna and Mrs. Willie Hardiman, both of Ardmore, Tenn., and four brothers, Charles Elder, Ashland, Ala., W. E. Elder, Louisville, Ky., Woodrow Elder, Nashville, and Oakley Elder, Ardmore. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge.

ELINOR, C. A. The Pulaski Citizen 10 Jul 1957
Word was received Wednesday of the death in McKenzie of Mrs. C. A. Elinor, mother of Mrs. Fagan Booth of Pulaski.
Funeral rites will be take place at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon in that city with the burial in Pilgrims Rest Cemetery.
Mrs. Elinor, a widow, is survived by four daughters and three sons.

ELKINS, Thomas B. The Pulaski Citizen 21 Mar 1956
Thomas B. Elkins, 87, native Giles Countian and pioneer resident of Cooke County, Texas, died of a heart attack March 15 at his home in Gainesville, Texas, after a long illness. Funeral rites and burial took place the following Saturday in Gainesville.
Born June 23, 1869, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Elkins. A resident of Cooke County for seventy years, he is survived by his wife and eight daughters, one son, five brothers and two sisters. Mrs. Dave Madry of Athens, Ala., is a sister.

ELLIOTT, Frances Hampton Moose The Pulaski Citizen 22 Jan 1958
Graveside services for Mrs. Frances Hampton Moose Elliott, a former Pulaski resident who died of accidental carbon monoxide poinoning at Chillicothe,Mo., are to be held a 11 a. m. Friday in Maplewood Cemetery in Pulaski.
Mrs. Elliott, 60, died Friday afternoon in her garage at Chillicothe after being overcome by fumes from the exhaust of her car while attempting to open the difficult-to-operate garage door.
Funeral services were held at Chillicothe Tuesday followed by cremation in St. Louis, Mo. The remains were brought to Bennett-May Funeral Home in Pulaski after arrival in Nashville Thursday night.

Mrs. Elliott was the daughter of the late Stephen F. and Sallie Roberts Hampton. She was educated at Martin College and at Peabody College in Nashville, and was the first librarian at Giles County Public Library, having served from 1941 through 1944.
Mrs. Elliott is survived by her husband, John Elliott; a son by a former marriage, John Moose, Ft. Pierce, Fla.; two grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Shannon Wigham of New York.

ELY, Charles H. The Pulaski Citizen 28 Mar 1956
The Rev. Charles H. Ely, 74, retired Methodist minister, died Friday, March 23, at his home at Pennington Gap, Va. Funeral rites were held Sunday with burial there.
Mr. Ely is survived by his wife, Mrs. Maude Cooper Ely, former Giles Countian.
Mrs. R. M. Cooper, mother of Mrs. Ely, and Mr. and Mrs. George Turner, Jr., of Pulaski left Friday morning to attend the services, returning home on Monday night.

EMBRY, Joel Palmer The Pulaski Citizen 31 Aug 1955
Joel Palmer Embry, 73, night clerk at the Minnich Hotel in Lewisburg for the past two years, died at 12:30 o'clock Monday morning at a Lewisburg hospital after a brief illness.
Funeral services were held at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning at Bills and McGaugh Funeral Home in Lewisburg with burial at 5 o'clock that afternoon at Memorial Park in Memphis.
A native of Christian County, Ky., he had been a shoe salesman in a number of Middle Tennessee towns, including the National Store in Pulaski. Later he became associated with Hotel Richland Plaza as night clerk, a position he held a number of years. Later he went to the Minnich Hotel.
Mr. Embry, a member of the Baptist Church, is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Leonard A. Smith, Jr., and Mrs. Robert C. Clinton; and a son, William P. Embry; and five grandchildren; all of Memphis; and one sister, Mrs. P. C. Clardy, Hopkinsville, Ky.

EMERSON, Wilma Mae Burgess The Pulaski Citizen 29 Jul 1959
Funeral services for Mrs. Wilma Mae Burgess Emerson, 59, resident of the Diana Community, were held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at McDaniel Funeral Home in Cornersville, with the Rev. J. C. Elkins, minister, officiating. Burial took place in Diana Cemetery.
Mrs. Emerson died Friday morning, July 24, at Gordon Hospital in Lewisburg after a lengthy illness.
Born in Marshall County, she was the daughter of the late Mrs. Betty Smith Burgess Lorance of Cornersville, ant the late Thomas Newton Burgess. She was a member of the Diana Methodist Church.
Mrs. Emerson is survived by her husband, Loyd Emerson; one daughter, Mrs. Frank Clift; two grandchildren, Pulaski; one brother, Archie Burgess, Cornersville; one half-brother, Hoyt Lorance, Cornersville; and one half-sister, Mrs. Bingham Green, Nashville.

EMERSON, Nora Belle Coggin The Pulaski Citizen 8 Aug 1956
Funeral services for Mrs. Nora Belle Coggin Emerson, 77, who died Friday at her home in the Yell community of Marshall County, were held Saturday afternoon at Yell Church of Christ with burial taking in the Arthur Cemetery. She was a native of Giles County.

Mrs. Emerson, widow of M. C. Emerson, is survived by three sons, Joe Emerson, Yell, John Emerson, Old Hickory, and Bert Emerson, Nashville; six grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Clyde Graves, Pulaski, and Mrs. R. D. Fogg, Ardmore, Tenn.; and two brothers, Bunyan Coggin, Athens, Ala. and Ernest Coggin, Blytheville, Ark.

EMERSON, Robert The Pulaski Citizen 6 Aug 1952
Robert Emerson, native of the Diana community of this county, died on Friday morning, July 25, at his home in Weatherford, Okla., after a long illness.
Rites were held in that city.
Born and reared in Diana, he was the son of the late Will Emerson and Fannie Clark Emerson.
Mr. Emerson is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Douglas Sargeant, Mrs. G. Potter, and Mrs. Johnston Murrey, wife of the Governor of Oklahoma.

ENGLAND, Charles H. The Pulaski Citizen 2 May 1951
Funeral rites for Charles H. England, 76, brother of Mrs. Annie England Knight of Pulaski, who died on Monday, May 7, at his home in Rogersville, Ala., after a long illness, were held on Tuesday afternoon at Rogersville Church of Christ. Burial took place in the Wallace Cemetery in that city.
In addition to the sister here, Mr. England is survived by four brothers, W. A. England, Rogersville, Edgar E. England, and J. O. England, both of Neosho, Mo., and P. N. England of Jacksonville., Fla.

ENGLAND, William A. The Pulaski Citizen 23 May 1951
Funeral services for William A. England, 79, brother of Mrs. Annie England Knight of Pulaski, were held at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Rogersville Church of Christ. Burial took place in Rogersville.
He died at 6 o'clock Saturday evening at his home following a long illness.
In addition to one sisters, Mr. England is survived by his wife, Mrs. Viola Johnson England; three children; Rogersville; and three brothers, P. N. England, Jacksonville, Fla., E. E. England and J. O. England, both of Neosho, Mo. Another brother, Charles H. England, died in Rogersville ten days before W. A. England.


ENGLETT, James E. The Pulaski Citizen 8 Jul 1953
Funeral services for James E. Englett, 51, who died of a heart attack on Friday night, June 12, were held the following Sunday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home. Virgil Bradford officiated and burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
He had been an employee of International Mineral and Chemical Corporation at Wales for the past twenty-six years.

Mr. Englett is survived by his wife, Mrs. Polk Boshers Englett; three daughters, Miss Mildred Englett, Mrs. Henry Tatum and Mrs. Joe DelForge; and one granddaughter; all of Pulaski; two sisters, Mrs. Roy Pillow and Mrs. William Holley, Pulaski; three brothers, Frank Englett, Lawrenceburg, William M. Englett, Pulaski and Leon Englett, Ohio.

ENGLETT, Jim The Pulaski Citizen 8 Jul 1959
Funeral services for Jim Englett, 85, resident of Pulaski were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Chester A. Stephens, with the burial in Maplewood Cemetery. Mr. Englett died on Monday afternoon, July 6, at Giles County Hospital after a long illness.
Born March 25, 1874, in Giles County, he was the son of the late John Englett and Ann Bunch Englett. He was a member of Trinity Methodist Church.
Mr. Englett is survived by his wife, Mrs. Minnie Strickland Englett; one son, Ira Englett, Pulaski; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Bennett-May and Company, in charge.

ENGLETT, Lula Ray The Pulaski Citizen 3 Nov 1958
Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Ray Englett, 87, widow of Mack Englett, were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home with the burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mrs. Englett died at 11:30 o'clock Sunday night, November 30, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Holley in Pulaski.
Born January 11, 1871, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Reuben Ray and Nancy Nunnelly Ray. She was a member of the Pisgah Methodist Church.
In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Holley, Mrs. Englett is survived by three sons, Leon Englett, Spencer, Ohio, William Mack Englett, Pulaski, and Frank Englett, Lawrenceburg; twenty-eight grandchildren and seventeen great-great-grandchildren; and one half-sister, Mrs. Robert Price, Pulaski. Bennett-May and Company, in charge.

ENGLISH, Amanda Horne The Pulaski Citizen 5 Feb 1958
Funeral services for Mrs. Amanda Horne English, 88, Giles County resident most of her life, were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Oakes and Nichols Funeral Home in Columbia. Rites were conducted by Elder Walden Tarpley, minister of Highland Avenue Church of Christ in Columbia with burial in Lynnwood Cemetery in Lynnville. Mrs. English died on Thursday morning, January 30, in a hospital while visiting her daughter, Mrs. John Horn in Aurora, Ill. Her death followed a brief illness due to a paralytic stroke.
Born October 30, 1869, in Texas, she was the daughter of James Madison Horne and Nancy McCaslin Horne, but had lived most of her life in the Yokley Community of Giles County. Her husband, Charles W. English, died about twenty years ago. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Mrs. English, the last member of her immediate family, is survived by four daughters, Mrs. John Horn and Mrs. Clifford Downey, both of Aurora, Ill., Mrs. Charles H. Morrow, Yokley Community, and Mrs. Leona Harwell, Phoenix, Ariz.; two sons, James English, California, and Hollis English, South Carolina; a step-son, Guy English, Florence, Ala.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


ENGLISH, Clyde Leslie The Pulaski Citizen 17 Aug 1955
Clyde Leslie English, Jr., 56, native of the Campbellsville community, died suddenly of a heart attack at 4 o'clock Thursday morning, August 11, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.
Mr. English who had been a salesman of the H. J. Grimes Company in Nashville for seventeen years, had worked all day on Wednesday, becoming critically ill in the night.
Funeral rites were held at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon at Phillips-Robinson Funeral Home, 2707 Gallatin Road, Nashville, with the Rev. Bunyon Smith officiating. Burial took place in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Mr. English who moved to Nashville twenty-five years ago, was born April 27, 1899, at Campbellsville in Giles County, the son of the late Clyde Leslie English and Janie Cowan English. His mother died March 13, this year. He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
In 1934, he married the former Miss Velma Trammel of Smithville, who survives.
In addition to his wife, Mr. English is survived by one daughter, Miss Wanda Jane English, an employee of Third National Bank in Nashville; one sister, Miss Jennie English, Campbellsville; and one brother, Hugh A. English, Chattanooga, an employee of T. V. A.

ENGLISH, Hugh Kinney The Pulaski Citizen 29 Apr 1959
Hugh Kinney English, 79, prominent retired Giles County farmer and livestock breeder and member of the Board of Education for twenty years, died Friday, April 24, at 8:00 p. m. after a two months illness.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a. m. Monday, April 27, at Bennett-May Funeral Home by Dr. W. Bruce Strother and Dr. W. H. Mansfield, Methodist ministers of Pulaski.
Born July 25, 1879, Mr. English was a native of Giles County, the son of the late Hugh Allen and Ella Campbell English. He was a member of the First Methodist Church, and was the first president of the Giles County Farm Bureau and a member of the Giles County Draft Board for a number of years. He had resided in Pulaski for about thirteen years, having moved to Pulaski from Campbellsville where he was born.
Mr. English is survived by his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Hays English; a daughter, Mrs. Joe Woodward, Houston, Texas; a son, Henry Clay English, Los Angeles, Calif.; a brother, J. C. English, Campbellsville, and three grandchildren.


ENGLISH, Janie Cowan The Pulaski Citizen 16 Mar 1955
Mrs. Janie Cowan English, 77, died suddenly at 8:30 o'clock Sunday night, March 13, at Giles County Hospital one hour after arrival. She had been in declining health for several years.
Funeral rites were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Campbellsville, conducted by the Rev. Paul E. McReynolds. Burial took place in the family lot in Campbellsville Cemetery.
Born February 8, 1878, she was the daughter of the late Abner Buck Cowan, Cambellsville merchant, and Mrs. Sue Lee Guest Cowan. She was a lifelong member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in that community.
Her husband, Clyde L. English, died approximately fifteen years ago.

Mrs. English is survived by one daughter, Miss Jennie English, Campbellsville; two sons, Leslie English, Nashville, and H. A. English, Chattanooga; one granddaughter, Miss Jane English, Nashville; and two brothers, W. Buck Cowan, Nashville, and Sanders H. Cowan, Toledo, Ohio.
Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors in charge.

ENGLISH, John T. The Pulaski Citizen 16 Feb 1955
John T. English, 69, native Giles Countian and an automobile salesman of Enid, Okla., died at 3:30 o'clock Friday afternoon, February 11, at a hospital in that city after a long illness.
Funeral rites and burial took place in Enid on Monday.
Born October 20, 1885, in the Campbellsville community, he was the son of the late William R. English and Sallie Baker English.
Mr. English is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Eddie Zoledak, Enid, with whom he was making his home, Mrs. Randall Coe, California , and Mrs. Tom Cougill, Indiana; four grandchildren; and three sisters, Mrs. Reece Campbell, Campbellsville, Miss Martha English, Lawrenceburg, and Mrs. J. T. Stone, George West, Texas.

ENGLISH, Tom Y. The Pulaski Citizen 14 Jan 1959
Funeral services for Tom Y. English, III, 42, employee of the Department of Labor in Washington, D. C., and former employee of International Minerals and Chemical Corporation at Wales for a time, were held Tuesday, January 6, in Arlington, Va., with burial in Arlington Cemetery.
Mr. English, a native of Mt. Pleasant, Tenn., and son of Mrs. Elizabeth Nelson English, Mt. Pleasant, and the late Tom Y. English, Jr., died Sunday at his home in Arlington.
In addition to his mother, Mr. English is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Thomas English; a daughter, Miss Betty English; four sisters, Mrs. Laurie Dawson, Nashville, Mrs. Frances Johnson, Warner Robbins, Ga., Mrs. L. E. Dupont, Carlsbad, N. Mex., a former resident of Pulaski, and Mrs. Bill Reis, Carlsbad; and three brothers, Jim English, Nashville, G. C. Englis, Valrico, Fla., and Bill English, Mt. Pleasant.

ERVIN, Ernest The Pulaski Citizen 4 Sep 1957
Ernest Ervin, resident of the Holland Gin community in the sourthern part of the county, was killed in a traffic accident at 7:30 p. m. Monday on a rural road near Ardmore, while working with a wrecker attempting to pull a car from a ravine. Ervin went to the rear of the wrecker to adjust the cable hooked onto the car. Glen Holt of Ardmore, driver of the wrecker, said the wrecker's brakes failed and it rolled back, crushing Ervin, Sgt. James Chandler of the State Patrol said. No charges were preferred since without question it was an accident.
Funeral services for the victim were held at 3 p. m. Tuesday at the Holland Gin Methodist Church and burial was in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Ardmore.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Annie Lewter Ervin; two daughters, Pamela and Deborah Ervin; and two sons, Ed R. and E. J. Ervin, all of Ardmore.

ERVIN, Raymond The Pulaski Citizen 2 Dec 1959

Funeral services for Raymond Ervin, 52, Lynnville farmer and dairyman, were held Friday afternoon at Lynnville Church of Christ, conducted by Bill Baker. Burial took place in Lynnwood Cemetery.Mr. Ervin died unexpectedly Wednesday night, November 25, en route to Giles County Hospital.
Born at Lynnville, he was the son of the late Jim Ervin and Ora Osborne Ervin, and was a member of the Church of Christ.
Mr. Ervin taught on-farm veterans program at Lynnville, Pulaski and Campbellsville following World War II.
Mr. Ervin is survived by his wife, Mrs. Edith Locke Ervin; one daughter, Mrs. Farrell Hardiman, Nashville; two sons, Bill Ervin and Bobby Ervin, Lynnville; one sister, Mrs. Mary Sheffield, Chapel Hill; and two brothers, Frank Ervin, Lynnville and J. C. Ervin, Lynnville.

ERVIN, Thomas Duncan The Pulaski Citizen 20 Aug 1958
Funeral services for Thomas Duncan Ervin, 72, retired school teacher, were held at 2:30
o'clock Wednesday afternoon at London Funeral Home at Lewisburg with the burial in the Bryant Cemetery at Mooresville. Mr. Ervin died at 2 o'clock Tuesday morning, August 19, at Leonard Hospital in Lewisburg after a long illness.
Born in Marshall County, he was the son of the late James Ervin and Cynthia Wise Ervin. He was a member and steward of the Mooresville Methodist Church, a Sunday School teacher, and was a member of the Masonic Order. He received his B. S. degree from Middle Tennessee State College at Murfreesboro. For a number of years he taught in Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia.
Mr. Ervin is survived by one brother, Jim Ervin, Lynnville; and two sisters, Mrs. M. L. Funderburke, Cario, Ga.; and Mrs. Lennie Wilson, Detroit, Mich.; two nieces and six nephews.

ERWIN, Bobbie Jane The Pulaski Citizen __ Jan 1957
Prayer services for Bobby Jane Erwin, infant daughter of Sgt. and Mrs. Robert M. Erwin, Jr., of Jefferson City, Mo., who died on January 23, were held in that city, and burial took place there.



ERWIN, Mary Elizabeth King The Pulaski Citizen 28 Nov 1951
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth King Erwin, who died Thursday afternoon, November 15, at her home in the county, were held at 10 o'clock the following Friday morning at Pulaski Funeral Home. Rites were conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister, and burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
She was a native of Georgia, and a member of the Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Erwin is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Bruce, Pulaski; and one son, Frank Collins, Decatur, Ala.; and a number of grandchildren.

ERWIN, William James The Pulaski Citizen 4 Apr 1951

Funeral services for William James Erwin, 79, retired merchant of Diana, who died at 10:45 March 29, at Gordon's Hospital in Lewisburg, after a short illness, were held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Diana Methodist Church. Rites were conducted by the Rev. J. C. Elkins, pastor, and burial took place in the Diana Cemetery.
Born March 4, 1872, at Frankewing, he was the son of the late David G. Erwin and Mary K. Abernathy Erwin. He was a leading merchant of Diana and a member of the Methodist Church. Mr. Erwin is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lula Clark Erwin; one daughter, Mrs. Steger Wolaver, Diana; and one son, William J. Erwin, Jr., Cookeville; four grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Rolly Harwell, Frankewing, Mrs. Maude Gaines, Pulaski, and Mrs. Edgar Holt, Lawrenceburg; and two brothers, Buford Erwin, Lawrenceburg, and Wyatt Erwin, Bunker Hill. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians.

ESLICK, Benjamin Llewelyn The Pulaski Citizen 13 Aug 1952
Funeral services for Benjamin Llewelyn Eslick, 82, well known farmer and livestock dealer, who died at 4:30 o'clock Monday morning, August 11, were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at New Zion Baptist Church. The Rev. Lloyd Hickman, pastor of the church, officiated and burial took place in the church cemetery.
Mr. Eslick died at his home in the Sumac community after an illness of one year.
Lifelong resident of the county, he was the son of the late Arkansas (Kann) Dorothy Franklin Eslick. He was educated in local schools and was a member of the Baptist Church. Mr. Eslick had been a leader in Democratic Party activities for many years.
Mr. Eslick is survived by his wife, Mrs. Beulah Williams Eslick; one son, Ben Allen Eslick, Sumac; three grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Jerome C. Abernathy, Pulaski. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

ESLICK, Bennett The Pulaski Citizen 20 Jul 1955
Bennett Eslick, 62 a leading attorney in Pulaski for more than thirty years, and a veteran of World War I died of a heart attack about 10 o'clock Thursday morning in his home at Hotel Richland Plaza in Pulaski.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, with Virgil Bradford, minister of the East Hill Church of Christ, officiating. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
A native of Pulaski, Mr. Eslick was the son of the late Dan Eslick, former County Court Clerk in Giles County for many years, and Inez Bennett Eslick. He was educated at the former Massey School in Pulaski, Bethel College, and Cumberland University in Lebanon.
Upon completion of his law cours, Mr. Eslick became associated with his uncle, the late Congressman E. E. Eslick, in the practice of his profession in Pulaski. The partnership was terminated when the senior partner was elected to Congress, and at a later date, the law firm of Bennett Eslick and C. E. Hagan was formed which was effective for the next several years. During that time, he was recognized as one of the best read lawyers in the State, and was active in both State and local politics.
Mr. Eslick is survived by his wife, Mrs. Frances Medearis Eslick; a daughter, Mrs. Rex Wiley, Fort Elmondorff, Alaska; two sons, State Senator Brooks B. Eslick, Pulaski, and Edward Medearis Eslick, Nashville; three grandchildren; and two brothers, Eugene Eslick, Pulaski, and Oliver Eslick, Nashville.

ESLICK, Beulah Allen The Pulaski Citizen 14 Apr 1954
Funeral services for Mrs. Beulah Allen Eslick, 84, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at New Zion Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Lloyd Hickman. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Eslick died about 5:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Leverette Nursing Home in Lewisburg after several months declining health.
Born August 19, 1869, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late William Allen Williams and Sarah Bulah Burns Williams, and was a member of the Baptist Church. Her husband, Benjamin Llewellyn Eslick, died August 11, 1952.
Mrs. Eslick is survived by one son, Ben Allen Eslick of the Sumac community; three grandchildren, Mrs. Brown Newton, Fred Eslick and Hobart Eslick; four great grandchildren; and three brothers, Felix Williams, Diana, Luther Williams Frankerwing, and Oscar Williams, Cornersville. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

ESLICK, Edward Arrow The Pulaski Citizen 29 Apr 1959
Edward Arrow Eslick, 48, owner of the Davis-Eslick Grocery in Pulaski and a World War II veteran, died unexpectedly of a heart attack, at his home on East College Street at 3:30 a. m. Monday, April 27.
Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church by the Rev. W. Floyd Cates., pastor. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, Pulaski, with Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge. Pulaski Rotarians were honorary pall bearers.
Mr. Eslick was a native of Giles County, the son of Mrs. Florence Clark Eslick and the late Grady Eslick. He had been a member of the Davis-Eslick firm since its founding twelve years ago. His partner, W. M. Davis, Jr., died 13 months ago.
Active in church and civic affairs, Mr. Eslick was a member of First Baptist Church, serving as Deacon and as General Secretary of the church. He was a member of the Pulaski Rotary Club, the American Legion Post and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post.
Survivors in addition to his mother, are his wife, Mrs. Mary Lena Cole Eslick; two daughters, Mrs. Jerry Delap, Fayetteville and Mrs. Johnny Bevill, Pulaski; a sister, Mrs. Donald Cox, Oak Ridge, and two grandchildren.

ESLICK, Eliza Woodward The Pulaski Citizen 17 Dec 1952
Funeral services for Mrs. Eliza Woodward Eslick, 93, were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Blooming Grove Methodist Church, with the Rev. J. C. Elkins, former pastor, officiating at the rites. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery in Pulaski.
Mrs Eslick died suddenly of a heart attack at her home in the Brick Church community, following an illness.
Born January 4, 1859, she was the daughter of the late D. O. Woodward and Martha Dugger Woodward, and was a lifelong resident of the county. Her husband, John Eslick, died in 1937. She was a member of the Blooming Grove Methodist Church.

Mrs. Eslick is survived by two step-sons, Byron Eslick, senior member of Reeves Drug Store, and Grady Eslick, Pulaski; and four step-grandchildren, Mrs. Joe Childers, Jr., Mrs. John Thomas Church and Edward A. Eslick, Pulaski, and Mrs. Donald Cox, Oak Ridge. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

ESLICK, Grady The Pulaski Citizen 9 Sep 1953
Grady Eslick, 63, well known Pulaskian, died at 5:10 o'clock Tuesday morning, September 8, at Giles County Hospital following an extended illness.
Funeral rites were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Elkins and the Rev. Sam R. Dodson, Jr., Methodist ministers, officiating. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
The son of the late John C. Eslick and Elizabeth Woodward Eslick, he was born January 30, 1890, in Giles County and was educated in the public schools. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Mr. Eslick, a retired farmer, was for a number of years associated with the Edgar Short Barber Shop.
Mr. Eslick is survived by his wife, Mrs. Florence Clark Eslick; one daughter, Mrs. Donald Cox, Oak Ridge; one son, Edward A. Eslick, Pulaski, Pulaski businessman; five grandchildren; and one brother, Byron Eslick, senior member of the firm of Reeves Drug Store, Pulaski. Bennett-May and Company, in charge of arrangements.

ESLICK, Louella Virginia Samuels The Pulaski Citizen 6 Oct 1954
Mrs. Louella Virginia Samuels Eslick, 86, died Thursday afternoon, September 30, at the home of her son, Richard K. Eslick, in the Riversburg section, after a three weeks' illness.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. W. J. Fesmire, and burial took place in New Zion Cemetery.
A lifelong resident of Giles County, she was born November 5, 1868, the daughter of the late William J. Samuels and Sarah Ezell Samuels. She had been a member of the Methodist Church for many years. Her husband, John Eslick, died many years ago.
In addition to her son, Mrs. Eslick is survived by one sister, Mrs. Lillian S. Thompson, Nashville.

ESLICK, Mark The Pulaski Citizen 31 Jul 1957
Mark Eslick, 79, the last member of a prominent Giles County family and a member of the Eslick-Abernathy Insurance firm for the past 30 years, died at 5:00 a. m. Tuesday at his home in Pulaski after a years illness.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p. m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church in Pulaski by the Rev. Wallace Carr, pastor, and burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, with Bennett-May Funeral Directors in charge.

Mr. Eslick was a native of Giles County, a son of the late Merritt and Martha Virginia Abernathy Eslick and a brother of the late Congressman Ed Eslick. He was a graduate of Bethel College at Russellville, Ky., and a member of Phi Beta Gamma fraternity. He received his license to practice law before the Tennessee Bar, but shortly thereafter he was named deputy court clerk in Giles County and served in that capacity during the administration of his uncle, the late Dan Eslick. Later, he served as assistant cashier of the former Peoples Bank in Pulaski until 1930 when he joined G. B. Abernathy in forming the Eslick-Abernathy Insurance Company.
Mr. Eslick was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Pulaski. Mr. Eslick is survived by his widow, Mrs. Hallie Grant Eslick; a son, Tol Grant Eslick; two daughters, Miss Helen Eslick, Pulaski, and Mrs. Robert Youree of Twin Falls, Idaho, and 4 grandchildren.

ESLICK, Willie Courtney Chapman The Pulaski Citizen 25 Mar 1950
Funeral services for Mrs. Willie Courtney Chapman Eslick, 87, will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Byron Eslick. Rites will be conducted by Elder Elmer Smith, Church of Christ minister of Nashville, and Elder David East, minister of Second Street Church of Christ in Pulaski, followed by burial in the family lot in New Zion Cemetery, east of Pulaski. Mrs. Eslick died at midnight Tuesday at Giles County Hospital after a brief illness.
Born April 5, 1871, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Wiley S. Chapman and Noami Virginia Estes Chapman, and was a member of the Church of Christ.
Mrs. Eslick is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Byron Eslick and Mrs. Ernest Griggs, Pulaski and Mrs. Joe Gufford, Winter Garden, Fla.; two sons, Everett Eslick, Detroit, Mich., and Buford Farris Eslick, Pulaski, and two grandsons.

ESTES, Lon Sr. The Pulaski Citizen 2 Jul 1958
Word has been received by Pulaski friends of the death on Sunday morning, June 29, of Lon Estes, Sr., at his home in Memphis. Funeral services were held in Memphis at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday morning with the burial there.
Mr. Estes is survived by his wife and one son, Lon Estes, Jr..
The Estes made their home in Pulaski while he was associated with the International Harvester Company.

EUBANK, Amanda Appleton The Pulaski Citizen 6 Aug 1958
Word was received in Pulaski on Wednesday morning, August 6, of the death that morning of Mrs. Amanda Appleton Eubank, native Giles Countian, at her home in Waxahachie, Texas.
Funeral rites and burial will take place in Waxahachie on Thursday.
Mrs. Eubank, widow of Jerome Eubank, is survived by two sons, Royal Eubank and Luther D. Eubank, florists of Waxahachie. The wife of Luther Eubank is the former Miss Mauveline Woodward of Pulaski.

EUBANK, Billy The Pulaski Citizen 14 May 1952
A Pulaski employee of the State Highway Department lost his life Monday afternoon when he was buried under 100 tons of freshly poured concrete when wooden supports gave way on a span of the overhead bridge on Highway 31, nine miles north of Pulaski.
The body of Billy Eubank, 30, was found by fellow workmen who dug frantically in the hardening concrete for more than an hour.

Funeral services for Eubank were held at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Bennett-May Funeral Home in Pulaski by the Rev. G. H. Turpin, Presbyterian mnister of Chattnooga and former pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Bryson. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery in Pulaski.
Eubank was the son of Mrs. Myrtle Holley Eubank of Pulaski and the late Jack Eubank. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, and had been working with the highway department for several months.
In addition to his mother, other survivors are his wife, Mrs. Lena Pearl Gatlin Eubank; two sisters, Mrs. Clarence Wood and Mrs. Betty Jo Hanvy, all of Pulaski.

EUBANK, Esther The Pulaski Citizen 23 May 1956
Funeral services for Miss Esther Eubank, 54, were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home with burial taking place in Maplewood Cemetery. She died Friday in a Nashville hospital after a long illness.
Born and reared in Giles County, she was the daughter of Mrs. Mackie Maclin Eubank and the late R. A. Eubank.
In addition to her mother, Miss Eubank is survived by four sisters, Mrs. T. E. Haney and Mrs. W. B. Williams, Minor Hill; Mrs. F. D. Welch, Goodlettsville, and Mrs. G. S. Capitan, Birmingham, Mich.; two brothers, F. L. Eubank and R. H. Eubank, both of Nashville.
Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

EUBANK, George The Pulaski Citizen 24 Oct 1956
Funeral services for George Eubank, 73, former school teacher and mail carrier, will be held at 10 o'clock Friday morning at Bennett-May Funeral Home and burial will take place in New Zion Cemetery. Mr. Eubank died at 4 o'clock Monday afternoon, October 22, at a Chattanooga hospital, following months of declining health.
Born February 22, 1882, at Aspen Hill, he was the son of the late Asa J. Eubank and Henrietta Anthony Eubank.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Gussie Madry Eubank; and one foster son, James Hoyt Eubank, Chattanooga.



EUBANK, Roy Edgar The Pulaski Citizen 20 Mar 1957
Roy Edgar Eubank, 61, field representative of Bordon Milk firm, died at Giles County Hospital Tuesday night, two hours after being stricken at his home.
Funeral services are to be held at Bennett-May Funeral Home at 2:30 p. m. Thursday, conducted by Rev. Wallace Carr, pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Pulaski. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mr. Eubank, a son of Andrew J. and Sallie Scruggs Eubank, was a native of Giles County and a veteran of World War I. He was a member of the American Legion, 40 and 8 Volture, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Elks Club and the First Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include his wife; Mrs. Ela Connally Eubank; and a daughter, Mrs. Harold Glen Barnett of Maryville.

EVANS, Ada Mai The Pulaski Citizen 21 Oct 1953
Funeral services for Miss Ada Mai Evans, 88, former Lynnville resident, were held at 2 o'clock at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by her brother-in-law, Charlie Dorris, of Nashville. Burial took place in the family lot in Lynnwood Cemetery.
Miss Evans died Monday afternoon at her home in Nashville after a long period of declining health.
Born March 4, 1865, in the Lynnville community, she was the daughter of the late Jesse Lafayette Evans and Sarah Jones Evans.
Survivors include one brother, Robert Evans, Lexington, Okla.; and a number of nieces and nephews. Bennett-May and Company, funeral directors in charge.

EVANS, Georgia Kelsey Tacker The Pulaski Citizen 20 Nov 1957
Funeral services were held in Tampa, Fla., for Mrs. Georgia Kelsey Tacker Evans, 98, native Giles Countian, who died Friday, November 15, in a Tampa hospital.
Born and reared in the northern part of Giles County, she was the former Miss Georgia Kelsey and was married twice; her first husband was Hugh Tacker, a Giles Countian, and after his death she married Bob Evans, also a Giles Countian, who died many years ago. For the past fifteen years she had made her home in Tampa where she was a member of the Northeast Methodist Church and the Order of Eastern Star, Chapter 147.
Mrs. Evans is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Annie Tidwell, Tampa; one son, Josh H. Tacker, Lakeland, Fla.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Maggie Hamilton, Ocala, Fla., and Mrs. Bessie Johnson, Jacksonville, Fla.; and two brothers, W. T. Kelsey, Weirsdale, Fla. and O.K. Kelsey, Riverside, Calif.


EVANS, Henry Kittrell The Pulaski Citizen 7 May 1952
Funeral services for Henry Kittrell Evans, 50, who was found dead in bed at 5 o'clock Tuesday morning, were held at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday morning at the residence in Lynnville. The Rev. W. C. Moorehead, pastor of the Lynnville Methodist Church, officiated, and burial took place in Lynnwood Cemetery.
For many years Mrs. Evans had been a traveling salesman and more recently had been employed in Lewisburg.
Born and reared in Lynnville, he was the son of the late Henry Bugg Evans and Mrs. Bettie Ross Evans. He was a member of the Methodist Church and was a Mason and Shriner.
Mr. Evans, in addition to his parents, is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Evins Kennedy, Lynnville, and Mrs. Bennett Minatra, Pulaski; and two brothers, Ross Evans and Thomas Evans, both of Nashville. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

EVANS, Izora Abernathy The Pulaski Citizen 29 Jul 1959

Mrs. James A. Evans, 98, Giles County resident most of a long and useful life, died Friday morning, July 24, at the home of her son, Sam F. Evans in Decatur, Ala., where she had made her home for twenty-five years. She after a period of declining health for three years.
Funeral rites were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the residence in Decatur with the burial in Lynnwood Cemetery at Lynnville, Tenn.
Born April 12, 1861, the first day of the War Between The States, in the Pleasant Valley Community of Giles County, she was the former Miss Izora Abernathy, the daughter of the late John C. Abernathy and Mary Catherine Tarpely Abernathy. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Her husband, James A. Evans, died twelve years ago last November.
Mrs. Evans, in addition to the son in Decatur, is survived by another son, Allen Evans, Jackson, Tenn.; four daughters, Mrs. Annie Ruth Young, Huntsville, Ala., Mrs. Bert Bledsoe, Petersburg, Mrs. Mahlon Smith, Decatur, Ala., and Mrs. James Owen, Gainesville, Va.; seventeen grandchildren, thirty-five great-grandchildren and ten great-great-grandchildren. A niece, Mrs. F. F. Medlar lives in Pulaski.

EVANS, Roy Garland The Pulaski Citizen 3 Sep 1958
Prayer services for First Lt. Roy Garland Evans, 27, Pulaski airman killed August 21 in an accident near Nouasseur Air Base, Morocco, were held at 3 p. m. Thursday, Sept. 4, at Bennett-May Funeral Home in Pulaski, with Dr. Bruce Strother, pastor of First Methodist Church in Pulaski, and Dr. Sam Dodson, pastor of Calvary Methodist Church in Nashville, officiating.
Immediately following, military services were held at the graveside in Maplewood Cemetery with personnel from the Sewart Air Base, Murfreesboro, in charge.
The body of the young airman, arriving in Pulaski Wednesday on the 12:22 p. m. train, remained at the Funeral Home until the hour for the burial service.
The services in Pulaski were in addition to military services that were held in France August 26.
Lt. Evans, the son of Mrs. U. G. Evans of Pulaski and the late Mr. Evans; died after ejecting from his RF-84 jet aircraft at 400 feet shortly after taking off on a photographic mission.
In December, 1955, he parachuted to safety after a fire developed in his F-84 Thunderstreak while flying over Sheffield, England. The plane crashed into a hospital, kill a woman patient.
Lt. Evans joined the air force in 1953 and received his pilot's wings December 17, 1954, at Big Springs, Texas.
A native of Lawrence County, Ala., he attended Alabama schools and was graduated from Andrew Jackson High School, Jacksonville, Fla., and studied at the University of Florida. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
In additon to his mother, Lt. Evans is survived by his wife, Mrs. Angeta Hughes Evans and a four-months-old daughter, Cathy Collette; his grandmother, Mrs. Rosa B. Austin and Mrs. Mamie Evans, both of Lawrenceburg; and a sister, Mrs. Smith Gatlin, Nashville.

EVANS, U. G. The Pulaski Citizen 7 Mar 1956
U. G. Evans, 49, automobile dealer, church and civic leader in Pulaski, died of a heart attack at 5:45 a. m. Thursday at his home in the Pond Hill community after several months illness.

The body is at Bennett-May Funeral Home and funeral arrangements were incomplete Thursday afternoon.
A native of Lawrence County, Ala., Mr. Evans was the son of Mrs. Mamie Long Evans of Lawrenceburg and the late W. H. Evans. He had been a resident of Pulaski since 1952 when he became a partner in the Curry-Evans Motor Company. Before coming to Pulaski, he was sales manager of the Massey Motor Company, Jacksonville, Fla. and prior to that, had operated general merchandise stores at Tuscumbia and Town Creek, Ala.
He was a member of the Methodist Church, the Exchange Club and the Masonic Lodge and was active in the civic and church life of the community.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Evans is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lillian Austin Evans, formerly of Case County, Texas; a daughter, Miss Nell Evans, Pulaski; a son, Lt. Roy G. Evans, of the USAF in Germany; three sisters, Mrs. Herman Lansdell and Mrs. Jim Hill, both of Town Creek, Ala.; and Mrs. Bruce McGregor, Leighton, Ala.; and two brothers, Hollis Evans and Lyle Evans, both of Lawrenceburg.

EVERLY, Florence The Pulaski Citizen 10 Feb 1954
Miss Florence Everly, former Giles Countian, died Tuesday morning at a Nashville hospital following a stroke sustained Monday. She had been in declining health several years.
Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at Phillips-Robinson Funeral Home with the Rev. David Smith officiating. Prayer services were held in the afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home in Pulaski and burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Miss Everly, department store saleslady, worked at Castner-Knott Department Store, later accepting a position with Loveman, Berger and Teitlebaum, Nashville, where she worked twenty years. She had previously worked in Pulaski, and San Antonio, Texas before going to Nashville.
Born in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Edward Everly and Catherine Williams Everly.
Miss Everly is survived by two half-brothers, B. E. Everly and R. W. Everly, both of Pulaski; and three nieces, Mrs. J. W. Harwell, Mrs. Roy Brownlow and Miss Frances Everly; and a nephew, Thomas Everly, all of Pulaski.

EVERLY, Kittie Stapp The Pulaski Citizen 24 Jun 1959
Funeral services for Mrs. Robert W. Everly, 74, Pulaski housewife, were held at 3:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home. Rites were conducted by the Rev. Chester A. Stephens, pastor of the Trinity Charge of the Methodist Church. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mrs. Everly died at 11:50 Monday night, June 22, at Giles County Hospital after a long illness.
The former Miss Kittie Stapp, she was born January 8, 1885, in Giles County, the daughter of the late Carroll Stapp and Sarah Campbell Stapp. She was an active member of the Cedar Grove Methodist Church, the Women's Society of Christian Service and the Cedar Grove Home Demonstration Club.

Mrs. Everly is survived by her husband, Robert W. Everly, employee of the Union Bank; two daughters, Mrs. J. W. Harwell and Mrs. Roy P. Brownlow, Pulaski; three grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one brother, W. Andrew Stapp, Kedron; and two sisters, Mrs. R. E. Curry, Sr., Cedar Grove, and Mrs. M. L. Malone, Kedron.

EWING, Ittie The Pulaski Citizen 29 Oct 1958
Funeral services for Miss Ittie Ewing, 83, Lewisburg resident and a sister of the late Mrs. J. S. Gilbreath of Pulaski, were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Bills and McGaugh Funeral Home in Lewisburg, conducted by the Rev. Joe Holder. Burial took place in the Bethberei Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Marshall County.
Miss Ewing died Saturday morning at the home of a niece, Mrs. Merritt Harwell in Nashville, after a few weeks illness.
A frequent visitor in Pulaski, she was a native of Marshall County, the daughter of the late Floyd Bradshaw Ewing and Mary Jane Knox Ewing. The last member of her immediate family, she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Lewisburg.
Miss Ewing is survived by several nephews and nieces, including Joe K. Gilbreath and Mrs. Ralph Nall of Pulaski.

EWING, Mittie The Pulaski Citizen 17 Mar 1954
Funeral services for Miss Mittie Ewing, 78, lifelong resident of Marshall County, were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Bills and McGaugh Funeral Home in Lewisburg, with the Rev. J. L. Perry officiating. Burial took place in Bethberei Cemetery near Lewisburg.
Miss Ewing died at one o'clock Tuesday morning at Leonard Hospital in Lewisburg following a three weeks' illness.
Daughter of the late Floyd Bradshaw Ewing and Mary Jane Knox Ewing, she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.
The survivors are her twin sister, Miss Ittie Ewing, Lewisburg, and Mrs. J. Simeon Gilbreath, Pulaski; and a number of nieces and nephews.

EZELL, Mary Elizabeth Tarpley The Pulaski Citizen 02 Sep 1925
Mrs. Mary Ezell died Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Will Brown in the Bunker Hill section aged about 85 years. Her burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery Monday afternoon after services by Rev. O. P. Gentry. Many beautiful floral tributes were given in her memory.
Mrs. Ezell was for many years a member of the Methodist Church and her life and character were beautiful and worthy of emulation. She was a woman of great energy and continued her house work as long as her health permitted. She was the victim of paralysis of which she received two or three strokes.
In addition to Mrs. Brown, other children surviving Mrs. Ezell are: Miss Lou Ezell, Mrs. Clyde Harris and John Ezell.The bereaved have the sympathy of a large circle of friends.

EZELL, W. J. The Pulaski Citizen 5 Jun 1952

W. J. Ezell, 68, Davidson County dairyman, and his daughter, Mrs. L. J. Harris, 39, of Chattanooga, were killed in a head-on automobile crash near Cleveland, Tenn., at 6:30 o'clock on Wednesday morning.
Mr. Ezell, an outstanding registered Jersey cattle man since his youth, was a cousin of Joe E. Ezell, manager of the Pulaski plant of Borden Southern Company.

FARISS, Monte Thomas The Pulaski Citizen 31 Dec 1952
Funeral services for Monte Thomas Fariss, 74, farmer of the Lynnville section, were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the residence, conducted by the Rev. W. C. Moorehead, pastor of the Lynnville Methodist Church. Burial took place in Rose Hill Cemetery, in Columbia.
Mr. Fariss died of a heart ailment Monday afternoon at his home.
Native of Hampshire, he was a son of the late H. F. Fariss and Mary Elizabeth Brooks Fariss. Early in life he was employed at the Columbia post office where his father served as postmaster. Later he entered the automobile business at Nogales, Ariz., and returned thirty years ago to Middle Tennessee to engage in farming near Lynnville. He was a member of the Lynnville Methodist Church of which he was a steward.
Mr. Fariss is survived by his wife, Mrs. Irene Johnson Fariss; two daughters, Mrs. Callon Sherrill, Knoxville, and Mrs. Edwin H. Whitaker, Louisville, Ky.; two grandchildren; three sisters, Miss Fletcher Fariss, Mrs. J. A. Brooks and Mrs. R. L. Schmid, all of Dallas, Texas; and a brother, Charles B. Fariss, Ardmore, Okla.

FARLEY, Bruce McGaha The Pulaski Citizen 5 Feb 1958
Bruce McGaha Farley, 62, church, business and civic leader in Pulaski for the past sixteen years, died at 9:45 p. m. Monday night at his home on South Second Street after several months illness.
Funeral services were held at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning at Bennett-May Funeral Home in Pulaski by Dr. Bruce Strother, pastor of First Methodist Church, and Dr. W. H. Mansfield, associate pastor, First Methodist Church. Burial was in the McMinnville Cemetery, with Bennett-May Funeral directors in charge.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the Board of Stewards, Methodist Church, members of the Rotary Club and the following officials of the W. E. Stephens Manufacturing Company, Nashville, W. E. Stephens, Jr., C. O. Jones, G. L. Briley, W. H. Richards, John Sewell, George Murff and J. C. Hammer.
A native of Farley, Ala., Mr. Farley had been a member of the sales staff of W. E. Stephens Manufacturing Company for the past several years, having accepted the position after resigning the managership of Sam Davis Theater in Pulaski which he had held since moving to Pulaski from McMinnville.
He was a a member of First Methodist Church, a member of the Board of Stewards and a member of the Rotary Club and was a graduate of the former Morgan Preparatory School at Fayetteville.

Mr. Farley, the son of the late Dr. John B. Farley and Elizabeth McGaha, is survived by his wife, Mrs. Leland Summers Farley; two daughters, Mrs. Winton Walling, McMinnville; Mrs. Jack Carter, Sparta; and two grandchildren, Madoline Carter and Jean Walling, and a number of nieces and nephews.

FARRELL, Louis The Pulaski Citizen 26 Apr 1950
Col. Louis Farrell, 71, retired Army man, died at 8:30 o'clock Wednesday night, April 26, at his home in Belle Meade, Nashville, following a prolonged illness.
Funeral services were held at 11:30 o'clock Thursday morning at Scales Chapel, West End Methodist Church.
Burial will take place at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D. C., on Friday afternoon.
Col. Farrell is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mallie Wilson Farrell, a daughter of the late
Dr. and Mrs. W. E. Wilson of Pulaski; two daughters, Mrs. David C. Dunlap of Berkeley, Calif., and Mrs. Bertram J. Pruecher, Nashville; two sons, Louis Farrell, Jr., Nashville, and Norman Farrell, Chicago, Ill.; two sisters, Miss Josephine Farrell and Mrs. Donald W. Southgate, both of Nashville; and a brother, Norman Farrerll, Nashville.

FARRIS, James Lee The Pulaski Citizen 12 Nov 1958
Funeral services for James Lee Farris, 72, farmer of the Minor Hill community, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Minor Hill Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Harold Smith. Burial took place in the Minor Hill Cemetery. Mr. Farris died at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at his home at Mnor Hill, after a long illness.
Born January 30, 1886, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Frank Farris and Mary Hathcoate Farris. He was a former deacon of Minor Hill Baptist Church.
Mr. Farris is survived by his wife, Mrs. Vera Haney Farris; two sons, James Leroy Farris and Kenneth Edward Farris, both of Nashville; two daughters, Mrs. Marvin G. Hall, Nashville, and Mrs. Edward Thompson, Minor Hill; nine grandchildren; one brother, Claude Farris, Pensacola, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. H. S. Simmons and Mrs. Hattie Portwood, Decatur, Ala. Bennett-May and Company, in charge.

FARRIS, W. B. The Pulaski Citizen 10 Mar 1954
Funeral services for Dr. W. B. Farris, 80, former postmaster here, were held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at a funeral home in Fort Smith, Ark., with burial in that city.
Dr. Farris died the day before at a Fort Smith hospital, following a short illness.
A native of Maury County, Tenn., he lived in Pulaski several years, having served as postmaster for a period of four years in the first decade of the century. As a young man he began the practice of osteopath, a profession he followed the balance of his life. Leaving Pulaski, he went to Wichita Falls, Texas, and still later locating in Fort Smith.
Dr. Farris is survived by his wife, Mrs. Annie W. Farris; four daughters, Mrs. W. J. Baerg, Fayetteville, Ark., Mrs. G. C. Seidel, Sherman Oaks, Calif., Miss Elizabeth Farris, Santa Monica, Calif., and Mrs. J. H. Mitchell, Riverdale, N. D.; two sons, John David Farris, Chicago, Ill., and Buford Farris, Fort Smith, Ark.; two brothers, Dr. R. L. Farris, Brownwood, Texas and E. H. Farris, Columbia, Tenn.; and two sisters.

FAULKNER, Fannie Morton The Pulaski Citizen 19 May 1954
Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie Morton Faulkner, 77, were held at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by J. Bedford Rasbury, minister of Second Street Church of Christ. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mrs. Faulkner died at 5:15 o'clock Saturday afternoon after a long illness in Columbia at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. C. Autry.
Born February 21, 1877 in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Asa Morton and Emma J. Flippen Morton, and was a member of the Second Street Church of Christ in Pulaski. Her husband, John T. Faulkner died three weeks ago.
In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Autry, Mrs. Faulkner is survived by one son, Barney M. Faulkner, Pulaski; one step-daughter, Mrs. Anderson Cole, Pulaski; one step-son, Tom W. Faulkner, Pulaski; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Blanche Hazlewood, Goodsprings. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

FAULKNER, John Taylor The Pulaski Citizen 28 Apr 1954
Funeral services for John Taylor Faulkner, 83, retired Pulaski mechanic, were held at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by Dr. J. Clark Hensley, pastor of First Baptist Church, and Elder J. Clifford Murphy, Church of Christ minister. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mr. Faulkner who had been ill for the past two years, died at 2:05 o'clock Friday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. L. C. Autry in Columbia.
Mr. Faulkner was twice married: his first wife, Mrs. Lizzie Rochelle Faulkner, died in 1906. The last member of the immediate family, he was born November 13, 1879, in Giles County, the son of the late William Faulkner and Elizabeth Riddle Faulkner.
Mrs. Fannie Morton Faukner, his second wife survives, as do the following: two daughters, Mrs. Anderson Cole, Pulaski, and Mrs. Autry, Columbia; two sons, Tom W. Faulkner and Barney M. Faulkner, Pulaski; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

FAULKNER, Tina Henson The Pulaski Citizen 31 Dec 1952
Funeral services for Mrs. Tina Henson Faulkner, 44, were held at one o'clock Tuesday afternoon at New Hope Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton. Burial took place in the Ethridge Cemetery.
Mrs. Henson died at 10 o'clock Sunday night at her home in the Pleasant Valley community, after a long illness.
Born July 9, 1908, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of the late Tom Henson and Jennie Walker Henson.
Mrs. Faulkner is survived by her husband, Emmett F. Faulkner; five daughters, Miss Nina, Ruth, Evelyn and Marilyn Faulkner, Pleasant Valley, and Mrs. Reba Durham, Nashville; seven sons, Emmett F. Faulkner, Jr., Floyd, Herbert, Ewing, Marlin, Gaylon and Harley Faulkner, Pleasant Valley; four grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Beatrice Partin, Florida, Mrs. Annie Parker and Mrs. Nora Gwinn, both of Ethridge; and two brothers, Leo Henson, Lawrenceburg, and Charlie Henson, Angola, Ind. Pulaski Funeral Home, Funeral Directors.

FAUTT, Tenery The Pulaski Citizen 2 Dec 1959
Funeral services for Tenery Fautt, 71, hotel manager in Detroit, Mich., were held at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Pulaski. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery. Mr. Fautt died on Saturday, November 28, in Detroit where he had lived most of his adult life.
Born in Giles County, he was the son of the late James Fautt and Josie Tenery Fautt, and was a member of the Catholic Church.
Mr. Fautt is survived by his wife, Mrs. Louise Newton Fautt; also a native of Giles County; one sister, Mrs. E. G. Weddington, Pulaski; two half-brothers, Robert H. Fautt, Pulaski, and Dave H. Fautt, Louisville, Ky.; and one half-sister, Mrs. Harry Wheeler, Pulaski.

FAUTT, Will H. The Pulaski Citizen 12 Sep 1956
Will H. Fautt, 72, retired machinist of Memphis, died September 5, at John Gaston Hospital in Memphis. Funeral and burial services took place in that city on Saturday.
A native of Giles County, he was the son of James Harvey Fautt and Annie Sumners Fautt.
Mr. Fautt is survived by one brother, Dave H. Fautt, Louisville, Ky.; two half-brothers, Robert H. Fautt, Pulaski and Tenery Fautt, Detroit, Mich.; and two half-sisters, Mrs. Harry Wheeler, Pulaski, and Mrs. E. G. Weddington, Sumac community.
Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Fautt, Louisville, Robert H. Fautt, Mrs. Harry Wheeler, and Mrs. E. G. Weddington attended the funeral.

FEENEY, Alan The Pulaski Citizen 2 Sep 1959
Alan Feeney, 47, businessman of Phoenix, Ariz., and former manager of the Milky Way Farm near Pulaski, died of polio Monday afternoon at a Phoenix Hospital, according to a message received Tuesday in Pulaski.
Funeral services were to be held Wednesday afternoon at the Whitney-Murphey Funeral Home in Phoenix, with burial in that city.
Mr. Feeney was stricken with polio July 16 and had been in an iron lung since that time. Three specialists were attending the stricken man.
Mr. Feeney was twice married. His first wife was Miss Patty Mars, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Mars, founder and owner of the famous Milky Way Farm on Highway 31 North, from whom he was divorced. His second wife is the former Miss Edith Russell of Flagstaff, Ariz., who survives.
Mr. Feeney is also survived by eight children.

FEINBERG, Isadore The Pulaski Citizen 18 Jul 1956
Isadore Feinberg, 76, one time resident of Pulaski, and a pharmacist of Beaumont, Texas, died recently at his home. Rites took place there. Mr. Feinberg who has lived in the Texas city sixty-seven years, is survived by one son, Solon Feinberg; and one sister, Mrs. Ada Roos, both of Beaumont.

FELKER, Ada Wray The Pulaski Citizen 18 Nov 1959

Funeral Services for Mrs. Ada Wray Felker, 82, resident of Minor Hill Community, were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Minor Hill Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Chester A. Stephens, pastor of the church. Burial took place in Minor Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Felker died at 5:30 o'clock Monday afternoon, November 16, at her home after several years failing health.
Born March 20, 1877, in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Harrison Clay Wray and Mary Ann Reyer Wray. Her husband, John Felker, died December 21, 1927. She was a member of Minor Hill Methodist Church.
Mrs. Felker is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Viola Forsythe, Minor Hill, and Mrs. Ella Bell Noles, Atlants, Ga.; three sons, Elmer Felker, Cleveland, Ohio, Solomon Felker, Minor Hill , and Ruel Felker, Atlanta, Ga.; a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren; two brothers, Elza Wray, Minor Hill, and Ernest Wray, Owens Cross Roads, Ala.; and three sisters, Mrs. W. O. Roberts, Goodsprings, Mrs. J. D. Felker and Mrs. N. C. Williams, both of Minor Hill. Bennett May and Company in charge.

FELKER, Alvin Herbert The Pulaski Citizen 14 May 1952
Funeral services for Alvin Herbert Felker, 60, employee of Martin-Stone Feed Store, were held at 2 o'clock, Wednesday afternoon at the Pulaski Methodist Church. The Rev. Sam R. Dodson, Jr, pastor of the church, and Dr. R. B. Stone, teacher of the Morgan Bible Class, officiated and burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mr. Felker died of a heart ailment at 8 o'clock Monday night at Giles County Hospital after a few weeks illness. He recently underwent an operation in the local hospital.
Mr. Felker, a member of the Methodist Church, was born and reared in Giles County, the son of the late James Smith Felker and Martha Ann Crowder Felker. He has been employed at Martin-Stone Feed Store for the past fourteen years.
Mr. Felker is survived by his wife, Mrs. Matttie Thurman Felker; one daughter, Mrs. James Allen Hickman; one son, Loyce W. Felker, one grandson, James Ray Hickman; all of Pulaski; five sisters, Mrs. John Thurman, Mrs. Frank Johnson, and Mrs. King Neal, of Pulaski, Mrs. Neely Williams, Lawrenceburg, and Mrs. Jesse Hatfield, Birmingham, Ala.; three brothers, Luther Felker and James Felker, Pulaski and Rev. Virgil Felker, Mt. Pleasant. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

FELKER, Elijah Abraham The Pulaski Citizen 16 Jul 1958
Funeral services for Elijah Abraham Felker, 76, retired farmer of the Riversburg section, were held at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Pulaski Funeral Home. Burial took place in Lynnwood Cemetery at Lynnville.
Mr. Felker died at 11 o'clock Sunday morning at Giles County Hospital.
A native of Giles County, Mr. Felker was born March 20, 1882, the son of the late Elijah Felker and Lucy Wilsford Felker. He was a member of Choates Creek Methodist Church.

Mr. Felker is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lena Cates Felker; two daughters, Mrs. Vada Brown and Mrs. Melvin Hickman, both of Lynnville; three sons, Garland F. Felker and Willie Felker, Riversburg, and Roscoe Felker, Columbia; fourteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and three half-sisters, Mrs. Austin Petty, Mrs. O. M. Petty and Mrs. Oliver Carpenter, all of Lynnville. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge.

FERGUSON, Barbara The Pulaski Citizen 9 Jul 1952
Funeral services were held in Birmingham, Ala., for Mrs. Barbara Ferguson, 83, who died on Friday, June 13, at a Birmingham hospital, following a long period of declining health. Burial took place in Five Mile Cemetery.
A native of Birmingham, she moved to Pulaski in 1913 where she lived ten years. For five years she served as hostess at Tennessee Hall, Martin College, under the administration of Dr. W. T. Wynne. She was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Ferguson is survived by two daughters, Mrs. J. O. Eagin, Delrose, and Mrs. Hoyt Keith, Columbus, Ga.; two grandchildren and one great granddaughter.

FERGUSON, Cassie Bera Elliott The Pulaski Citizen 6 Mar 1957
Funeral services for Mrs. O. F. Ferguson, 65, resident of the Cash Point community were held at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning at First Methodist Church in Ardmore, conducted by the Rev. E. M. Trammel, pastor of the church, and the Rev. R. B. Kennedy. Burial took place in the Gatlin Cemetery. Mrs. Ferguson died at 10:40 o'clock Sunday night, March 3.
The former Miss Cassie Bera Elliott, she was born December 17, 1891, in Lincoln County, daughter of the late Robert Lafayette Elliott and Margaret Caroline Henderson Elliott, and was a member of the Wooley Springs Methodist Church in Northern Alabama.
Mrs. Ferguson is survived by her husband, Orman Forrest Ferguson; seven daughters, Mrs. Margaret Gatlin, Toney, Ala., Mrs. Virginia Franklin and Mrs. Beatrice Barnett, Ardmore, Mrs. Ruth Beeler and Mrs. Elizabeth Sanders, Blanch, Mrs. Jannette Shields and Mrs. Rachel Young, Winchester; three sons, R. L. Ferguson, Toney, Ala., Willard Ferguson, Cash Point, and Forrest Ferguson, Nashville; seventeen grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Elbert Smith, Cash Point, and one brother, Jim Elliott, Athens, Ala.

FERGUSON, Ira Headricks The Pulaski Citizen 6 Jun 1956
Funeral services for Mrs. Ira Headricks Ferguson, 78, widow of John Ferguson, will be held at 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at First Baptist Church. Dr. J. Clark Hensley, pastor of the church, will officiate and burial will take place at Ardmore Cemetery. Mrs. Ferguson died at 11 o'clock Wednesday morning, June 6, at the Austin Hewitt Home, following a few days illness.
Born June 27, 1877, in Alabama, she was the daughter of the late Bob Headricks and Lucy Whitt Headricks, and was a member of the Baptist Church.
Mrs. Ferguson is survived by three nieces, Mrs. Inez Brock and Mrs. Ellie Sylvester, both of Pulaski, and Miss Daisy Mae Headricks, Tucson, Ariz.; and one nephew, John Headricks, Tucson, Ariz. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

FERGUSON, Orman Forrest The Pulaski Citizen 17 Dec 1958
Orman Forrest Ferguson, 72, retired farmer of the Cash Point community, died Monday, December 15, of a self-inflicted bullet wound, following several years of ill health.

Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 10:00 o'clock at the Cash Point Baptist Church by the Rev. E.M. Trammel and the Rev. O. B. Kennedy. Burial was in the church cemetery with Rainey Funeral Directors in charge.
Mrs. Ferguson the former Miss Cassie Elliott died in 1957.
Mr. Ferguson is survived by seven daughters, Mrs. Leman Gatlin, Toney, Ala., Mrs. Nathan Franklin, Route 2, Ardmore, Mrs. E. C. Barnett, Route 1, Ardmore, Mrs. Bobby Sanders, Blanche, Mrs. Lonnie Shields, Winchester, Mrs. Roy Young, Winchester, Mrs. Frank Beeler, Blanche; and three sons, Willard Ferguson, Route 2, Ardmore, R. L. Ferguson, Route 2, Toney, Ala., and Forrest Ferguson, Nashville; four half-sisters, Mrs. Asa Smith, Mrs. Morris Delap, Mrs. Floyd Bailes, and Mrs. Shelton Jones; and three half brothers, Roy Ferguson, Howard Ferguson and Marvin Ferguson.

FIELD, Nettie E. The Pulaski Citizen 3 Dec 1952
Mrs. Nettie E. Field, 79, resident of Pulaski for the past fifteen months, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning, December 3, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. E. Williams, on West Madison Street in Pulaski.
Funeral rites will be held in Syracuse, N. Y., former home of the family, and burial will take place in the family lot in that city.
She was a member of the Christian Church.
Mrs. Field is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Williams and one son, Charles H. Field, Miami, Fla.; two daughter, Miss Dary Lee Williams and Miss Ethylea Williams, Pulaski; and two brothers, Fred Large and Frank Large, both of Syracuse, N. Y.
Mrs. Williams and Charles Field will attend the funeral. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

FINKLEA, J. Foster The Pulaski Citizen 13 Sep 1950
J. Foster Finklea, 72, wholesale lumber dealer of Monroeville, Ala., died there of a heart attack on Saturday, August 26.
Mr. Finklea was the father of the late Jessie Finklea Rackley, wife of B. W. Rackley of Pulaski.
Mr. Finklea is survived by his wife; two daughters and two sons.
Funeral rites took place in the Alabama city.

FINLEY, Isom G. The Pulaski Citizen 11 Nov 1953
A former Giles Countian, Isom G. Finley, 65, Baptist Sunday School Board retired clerk died Sunday at Edgefield Nursing Home, Nashville. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Bracey Welsh Funeral Home, Nashville with R. C. Williams, Church of Christ minister, officiating. Burial took place in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Finley had been seriously ill for about six weeks.
A native of Pulaski, he was a son of R. N. Finley and the former Miss Tennie McAllister. He was educated in the Pulaski public schools and moved to Nashville in 1914. At that time, he was employed by the Sunday School Board, and served as a clerk in the organization for 37 years.

In Nashville, he made his home with a sister, Mrs. John M. Wells, on Dickerson Road. A brother, Robert E. Finley, is assistant treasurer of the Nashville Banner.
A veteran of World War I, Mr. Finley was a member of Post 5, American Legion, and of the Methodist Church.
Besides his sister and brother, he is survived by three other sisters, Mrs. Beatrice F. Lockhart, Miss Lou Ella Finley and Miss Viola Finley, and two other brothers, Edgar H. Finley, and James Luther Finley, all of Nashville.

FITE, Wiley Moses The Pulaski Citizen 16 Apr 1952
Wiley Moses Fite, age 80, died at 11:15 p. m. Wednesday, April 9, at his home near Bodenham, following a long illness.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 Friday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton assisted by Fred Harper with burial in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mr. Fite was born in DeKalb County but has been a resident of Giles County for more than fifty years. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
Survivors include four daughters; Mrs. Cleveland Warren of Bodenham with whom he made his home, Mrs. Lovell Paysinger, Bryson, Mrs. Kenneth King, Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Leon OdeNeal, Lawrenceburg; one brother, Fred Fite, Fort Worth, Texas; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

FITZGERALD, Josephine Helmick The Pulaski Citizen 31 Jul 1957
Graveside services were held at Kedron Cemetery at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon for Mrs. Mary Jospehine Helmick Fitzgerald, 80, who died at 5:30 o'clock Tuesday morning, July 30, at the home in the Seventh Civil District. Rites were conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister.
A lifelong resident of Giles County, she was the daughter of the late John M. Helmick and Alice Pigg Helmick, and was a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband, Murray Fitzgerald, died a number of years ago.
Mrs. Fitzgerald is survived by one sister, Miss Inez Helmick, Nashville; one half-sister, Mrs. Vervion Wade, Akron, Ohio; and four brothers, Hoyt Helmick, Pulaski and Charlie Helmick, Jim Helmick and Woodrow Helmick, all of Akron, Ohio. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge.

FITZPATRICK, Mattie Bell The Pulaski Citizen 18 Jan 1950
Funeral services for Miss Mattie Bell Fitzpatrick, 87, native of Culleoka, who died at 7:30 o'clock Tuesday morning, January 17, 1950, at the Austin Hewitt Home in Pulaski after an extended illness, were held at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Pleasant Mound Church in Maury County. Rites were conducted by the Rev. F. C. Pudsell and burial took place in the church cemetery.
Daughter of the late Jeff Fitzpatrick ad Martha Bryant Fitzpatrick, she was a resident of Maury County and a member of the Pleasant Mound Cumberland Presbyterian Church since early life.
Miss Fitzpatrick is survived by three nieces, Mrs. Mattie Kannon, Winter Garden, Fla., and Mrs. G. W. Creeks and Mrs. Nell Jenette of Maury County; and several great nieces and nephews.


FLEMING, James Braden The Pulaski Citizen 16 Dec 1959
Funeral services for James Braden Fleming, 82, retired bookkeeper in Decatur, Ala., were held Wednesday in Decatur, with the burial at Lynnwood Cemetery at Lynnville, Tenn. Mr. Fleming died Monday at his home in Decatur.
A native of Lynnville, he was the son of the late Hoyt M. Fleming and Ella Braden Fleming. Prior to his retirement eight years ago, Mr. Fleming was bookkeeper for Brock and Speight Wholesale Grocers in Decatur, Ala. He moved to that city about fifty years ago.
Mr. Fleming, a member of the Presbyterian Church, is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bennie Morfeete Fleming; two daughters, Mrs. Carter Dobbs and Mrs. Roy Grooms, both of Decatur; a son, James Braden Fleming, Jr., Corinth, Miss.; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one sister, Miss Eleanor Fleming, Lynnville; and one brother, Hoyt M. Fleming, Lynnville.

FLEMING, Overton The Pulaski Citizen 8 Oct 1952
Funeral services for Overton Fleming, 44, Nashville businessman, were held at 11 o'clock Friday morning at a funeral home in that city, with rites conducted by Dr. James Henley, pastor of West End Methodist Church. Burial took place in the family lot at Lynnwood Cemetery at Lynnville., the Rev. W. C. Moorehead, officiating.
Mr. Fleming died at 11:30 o'clock Thursday morning in Nashville after a brief illness. Born and reared in Nashville, Mr. Fleming was the son of Mrs. Bertha Ross Fleming, native of Lynnville, and the late John Fleming, also a former resident of the Lynnville section.
His mother is Mr. Fleming's only survivor.

FLEMING, Sue Jones The Pulaski Citizen 6 Mar 1957
Funeral services for Miss Sue Jones Fleming, retired city school teacher of Birmingham, Ala., were held at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Lynnville Presbyterian Church with the rites conducted by the Rev. Fred S. Rogers, pastor of the church. Burial took place in the family lot in Lynnwood Cemetery.
Miss Fleming died Sunday night, March 4, at Giles County Hospital after a short illness.
The daughter of the late Hoyt Alpine Fleming and Ella Bearden Fleming, she was born and reared at Lynnville; was graduated from Peabody College in Nashville, where she received both the BA and MA degrees. She taught several years in Louisiana and for more than forty years taught in the Powell School of the City System of Birmingham, Ala. She retired in May of 1956. She had been a member of the Presbyterian Church since her girlhood.
Miss Fleming is survived by one sister, Miss Eleanor Fleming, Lynnville; two brothers, Braden Fleming, Decatur, Ala., and Hoyt Fleming, Lynnville; and two nieces and nephews. Bennett-May Company, Morticians in charge.

FLEMING, Walter Scott The Pulaski Citizen 28 Mar 1956
Funeral services for Walter Scott Fleming, 79, retired Lynnville merchant, were held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the residence in Lynnville, with rites conducted by the Rev. Fred S. Rogers, pastor of the Lynnville Presbyterian Church. Burial took place in the family lot in Lynnwood Cemetery.

Mr. Fleming who had been ill three months, died unexpectedly at noon Thursday at Giles County Hospital.
Son of the late Hoyt McAlpin Fleming and Eleanor Rebecca Fleming, he was born July 28, 1876, at Lynnville, and was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Fleming is survived by two sisters, Miss Eleanor Fleming, Lynnville, and Miss Sue Fleming, Birmingham, Ala.; two brothers, Hoyt M. Fleming, Lynnville and Braden Fleming, Decatur, Ala.; and two nieces and one nephew. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge.

FLOURNOY, Foy The Pulaski Citizen 30 Jul 1958
Funeral services for Foy Flournoy, 53, Nashville businessman, were held at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Wallace Carr, pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Pulaski. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery. Preceding the rites in Pulaski, prayer services wereheld at 10 o'clock that morning at Roesch-Patton Funeral Home in Nashville by the Rev. Stanley Hartman. Mr. Flournoy died unexpectedly of a heart attack at 2 o'clock Sunday morning at his home at 2403 Vaulx Lane.
Mr. Flournoy who had made his home in Nashville for nineteen years, owned and operated Win Motors. Born October 14, 1904, in Monticello, Ga., he was the son of the late W. M. Flournoy and Clovis Faulkner Flournoy. He was a member of Glen Leven Presbyterian Church in Nashville.
Mr. Flournoy is survived by his wife, Mrs. Hallie Storey Flournoy, a native of Giles County; one daughter, Mrs. Edward C. Rouze, Frankewing; and one grandson, Edward Flournoy Rouze, Frankewing.



FLOYD, Joseph William The Pulaski Citizen 6 Apr 1955
Former Judge Joseph William Floyd, 75, native of Marshall County, Tenn., died recently at his home in Dinuba, Calif. Funeral rites and burial took place there.
The mother of Mr. Floyd was the former Miss Fannie Abernathy of Giles County, aunt of Mrs. John A. Gilbert and W. R. and Cayce Abernathy of Pulaski.
Mr. Floyd moved to California in 1915.

FOGG, Hal The Pulaski Citizen 17 Sep 1952
Hal Fogg, 75, native of Giles County, died on September 11 at a hospital in Marshall, Texas. Funeral rites took place there.
He was born and reared here, the son of the late Oscar Fogg and Lou Thomas Fogg.
Mr. Fogg, who had made his home in Texas many years, is survived by his wife; and one sister, Mrs. Nat Roberts of Pulaski.

FOGG, Lacey Caldwell The Pulaski Citizen 1 Feb 1950
Funeral services for Lacey Caldwell Fogg, 68 year old farmer, were held at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Prospect Methodist Church, of which he was a member.

Rites were conducted by Rev. J. C. Elkins, a former pastor and burial took place in the Prospect Cemetery.
Mr. Fogg died at 11 o'clock Thursday, January 26, at his home in the Prospect section from a gunshot wound said to be self-inflicted, according to a report of Deputy Sheriff Hubert Cox. Mr. Fogg had been in ill health for some time.
He was a lifelong resident of the county and the son of the late Upshaw Fogg and Nancy Russell Fogg.
Mr. Fogg is survived by his wife, Mrs. Betsy Sparks Fogg; five sisters, Mrs. Grace Black, Cleveland, Tex., Mrs. Jennie Goins, Lawrenceburg, Mrs. R. L. Johnson, Mrs. V. H. Dixon and Miss Lizzie Fogg, all of Decatur, Ala.; and two brothers, Earl D. Fogg, Elkmont, Ala., and James Fogg, Decatur, Ala.

FOGG, Mary Roberts The Pulaski Citizen 13 Sep 1950
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Roberts Fogg, 55, former Giles Countian, who died on Sunday August 27, at her home in Louisville, Ky., were held at 10:30 o'clock the following Wednesday morning in Louisville, with burial at Rest Haven Cemetery in that city.
Mrs. Fogg, who went to Louisville twenty-four years ago, was born and reared in Giles County.
In addition to her husband, a Louisville and Nashville Railroad conductor; Mrs. Fogg is survived by three daughters, Miss Mary Charles Fogg and Miss Juanita Fogg, both of Louisville, Ky.; and three brothers, Joseph W. Roberts and George D. Roberts, Louisville, and David S. Roberts, Carter's Creek, Maury County.
Pulaskians atttending the rites were Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Fogg and Miss Betty Fogg.


FOLLIS, Cora Belle Harwell The Pulaski Citizen 30 Apr 1952
Mrs. Cora Belle Harwell Follis, 74, resident of the Frankewing community, died at 4 o'clock Monday afternoon, April 28, at Giles County Hospital, following a six weeks illness.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Mt. Zion Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. J. C. Elkins, pastor, and burial took place in the church cemetery.
A lifelong resident of the county, she was the daughter of the late Wilkes Harwell and Ozella Harwell Harwell. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mrs. Follis is survived by her husband, R. Lee Follis, Frankewing; three step-children, Mrs. Clifford Harwell and Mrs. Virgil Birdsong, Giles County, and Grady Follis, Nashville; three grandchildren and one great grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Allen and Mrs. Joe Lunn, both of Lewisburg; and two brothers, Rev. Wyatt Harwell and Elgar Harwell, both of Frankewing. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

FOLLIS, David James The Pulaski Citizen 14 Nov 1951

Funeral services for David James Follis, 98, agent for Prudential Life Insurance Company, who died at 5 o'clock Wednesday morning, November 14, at Vanderbilt Hospital, will be held at 10 o'clock Thursday morning in the parlors of Bennett-May Funeral Home in Pulaski. Rites will be conducted by Dr. Joseph D. Quillian, president of Martin College, and the Rev. Sam R. Dodson, Jr., pastor of the First Methodist Church. Burial will take place in the family lot in Maplewood Cemetery.
He lived at 1617 Seventeenth Avenue, South, in Nashville.
Born August 17, 1853 in Giles County, he was the son of the late Steve Follis and Elizabeth Williamson Follis. He was a member of the Methodist Church and had lived in the Olivet section of the county until 35 years ago when he went to Nashville to reside.
His wife, the former Miss Inez Abernathy, died February 20, 1930.
Mr. Follis is survived by five daughters, Miss Clancy Follis, Mrs. Webb Turner, and Mrs. Holmes Harrison, Nashville, Mrs. Fisher Abernathy, Pulaski, and Miss Hattie Follis, Birmingham, Ala.; two sons, Turner Follis, Chattanooga, and Leland Follis, Chicago, Ill; six grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

FOLLIS, John Walker The Pulaski Citizen 20 Aug 1958
Funeral services for John Walker Follis, 74, retired carpenter of Columbia, were held at 10 o'clock Saturday morning at Oakes and Nichols Funeral Home in Columbia, the Rev. Lowell Knupp officiating. Burial took place in Lynnwood Cemetery. Mr. Follis died unexpectedly of a heart attack on Thursday, August 14, at Maury County Hospital.
A member of the Baptist Church, he was born October 5, 1883, in Giles County, the son of the late Stephen Clayton Follis and Ida Jane Warren Follis.
Mr. Follis is survived by his wife, Mrs. Gertrude Burrow Follis; four sons, Walter Lee Follis, Ohio, Clark Follis, Old Hickory, R. V. Follis, Nashville, and Albert E. Follis, Columbia; three daughters, Mrs. Joseph Ceglinski, Mrs. D. B. Childrey, Jr., and Mrs. Foster Totty, all of Columbia; seventeen grandchildren and one great-grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Julian Thurman, Pulaski, and Mrs. Charles Hancock, Shreveport, La.; and three brothers, William Follis, Richmond, Va., Grady Follis, Nashville, and Marvin Follis, Chattanooga.

FOLLIS, Leland The Pulaski Citizen 13 Apr 1955
Leland Follis, 63, former resident of Nashville, died of a heart attack April 7 at his home in Chicago.
Graveside services will be held in Maplewood Cemetery, Pulaski, at 3:30 Friday afternoon.
A native of Pulaski, Mr. Follis was the son of the late Dave J. Follis and Inez Abernathy Follis of Nashville, former residents of Pulaski. He attended the public schools and the Massey School for Boys in Pulaski.
As a young man he was employed here with the International Harvester Co., for about two years before moving to Chicago to become associated with the Spector Motor Co., there.
He was a veteran of World Wars I and II, and was a member of the American Legion.
Mr. Follis was a Methodist.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Suzanne Johnson Follis; a brother, Turner Follis of Chattanooga; five sisters, Mrs. Webb Turner, Mrs. H. D. Harrison, Mrs. F. W. Abernathy and Miss Clance Follis, all of Nashville, and Miss Hattie Follis of Birmingham, Ala.

FORSYTHE, Emma Margaret Clark The Pulaski Citizen 9 Apr 1958

Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Margaret Clark Forsythe, 79, were held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Minor Hill Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Chester A.
Stephens, pastor of the church. Burial took place at Oxford Cemetery south of Minor Hill.
Mrs. Forsythe died at 4 o'clock Thursday morning, April 3, at her home in Pulaski.
A native of Moore County, she was born January 7, 1879, the daughter of the late John Clark and Emma Snyder Clark. She was a member of the Booth Chapel Methodist Church. Her husband, Isom Forsythe, died 18 years ago.
Mrs. Forsythe is survived by one son, Jesse Forsythe, Minor Hill; five grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren; three brothers, George Clark, Frank Clark and Joe Clark, all of Winchester; and two sisters, Mrs. Lema White, Minor Hill, and Mrs. Florence Kelly, Winchester. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

FORSYTHE, Lola Alice White The Pulaski Citizen 14 May 1958
Funeral services for Mrs. Lola Alice White Forsythe, 78, Minor Hill resident, were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Appleton Church of Christ, with the burial in the Oxford Cemetery in the Minor Hill section. Mrs. Forsythe died at 9 o'clock Friday night, May 9, at the Moore Rest Home in Huntsville, Ala., where she had made her home for the past two years.
Born April 9, 1880 in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Tom White and Betsy Ann Thompson White, and was a member of the Church of Christ.
Mrs. Forsythe is survived by her husband, Al Forsythe; one daughter, Mrs. Bessie Pollock, Minor Hill; and three sons, John L. Forsythe, Minor Hill, Buster Forsythe, Five Points, and Jack Forsythe, Athens, Ala. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge.

FORSYTHE, Robert The Pulaski Citizen 26 Aug 1959
Funeral services for Robert Forsythe, 80 odd years of age, were held at 10:30 o'clock Saturday morning at Ellis and Kidd Funeral Home in Nashville with the burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park in that city. Mr. Forsythe, native of Giles County, died at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at his home in Nashville after a long illness.
Born in the Bodenham Community, he was the son of the late Harry Forsythe and Julia Simpson Forsythe. He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Forsythe is survived by his wife, Mrs. Hettie Ramsey Forsythe; one step-son, John Miller, Detroit, Mich.; six sisters, Mrs. M. K. Kinnard, Mrs. Ola Davis, Columbia, Mrs. Leonard Brownlow, Ethridge, Mrs. William Brownlow, Prospect, Mrs. Elmo Arney, Pulaski, and Mrs. Eugene Sawyer, Nashville.

FOSTER, Maude Bevels The Pulaski Citizen 11 Jan 1956
Funeral services for Mrs. Maude Bevels Foster, 71, were held at 11 o'clock Saturday morning at Bunker Hill Methodist Church with burial in Indian Creek Cemetery.
Mrs. Foster died Thursday at Giles County Hospital after a lingering illness.
A native of Giles County, she was born May 2, 1884, the daughter of William Bevels and Mollie Bevels Bevels. She was a member of the Bunker Hill Methodist Church. Her husband, Clarence E. Foster, died in 1920.

Mrs. Foster is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Calvin Pierce, Nashville and Mrs. William Warren, Frankewing; a son, Sam Foster, Bunker Hill; seven sisters, Mrs. Tish Fly, Mrs. Ike Foster, Mrs. Ross Mitchell, Mrs. Will Pardon, Mrs. Atha Mitchell and Mrs. Sam Moore, Giles County and Mrs. Ira Hogan, Elkmont, Ala.; two brothers, William Bevels, Fayetteville and Erskine Bevels, Dellrose; and ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Pulaski Funeral Home, Morticians in charge.

FOUST, Annie Russell The Pulaski Citizen 30 Jul 1952
Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Russell Foust, 62, former resident of the Scotts Hill community, will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Scotts Hill Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Foust died at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday morning, July 29, after a long illness, at the home of her son, Russell Foust, in Nashville.
A native of the county, she was born March 25, 1890, the daughter of the late Charles Russell and Elizabeth Shook Russell. She was a member of the Scotts Hill Baptist Church.
Mrs. Foust is survived by two sons, Russell Foust and Robert Foust, both of Nashville; one step-son, Porter Foust, Cincinnati, Ohio; three grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Lula Hagan, Lawrenceburg. Pulaski Funeral Home, Funeral Directors.

FOWLER, Hugh The Pulaski Citizen 6 Sep 1950
Funeral services for Hugh Fowler, 75, Lynnville farmer, were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the graveside in Lynnwood Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Norman Baker, Baptist minister of Cornersville.
Mr. Fowler died of pneumonia at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, September 4, at his home afer a brief illness.
Son of the late M. M. Fowler and Mary Willis Fowler, he had been a resident of the county all his life and was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mr. Fowler is survived by his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Kincaid Fowler; a daughter, Mrs. Cam Rogers, Nashville; two grandsons, Gene and Thomas Rogers, Nashville; two sisters, Mrs. Alf Head and Mrs. George Gower, both of Marshall County; and a brother, Virgil Fowler, Lynnville.

FOWLER, Norman J. The Pulaski Citizen 24 Jun 1959
Funeral services for Norman J. Fowler, 62, brother of J. Fort Fowler, president of Martin College in Pulaski, were held at one o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Greenwood Methodist Church in Dickson County. Burial took place in Greenwood Cemetery.
Mr. Fowler died unexpectedly of a heart attack on Saturday morning at his home.
A member of the Methodist Church and Sunday School Superintendent at the Greenwood Church, he was a native of Dickson County, the son of the late Joseph Thornton Fowler and Ida Williams Fowler.
Mr. Fowler is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alice Breeden Fowler; five children and nine grandchildren. He is also survived by five other brothers.


FOX, Catherine Collins The Pulaski Citizen 27 Mar 1957
Funeral services for Mrs. Catherine Collins Fox, widow of Sam Fox, Lewisburg resident, will be held at one o'clock Thursday afternoon at the home, with burial taking place in the Fox Cemetery in Lewisburg. Mrs. Fox died at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at her home.
She was the daughter of the late R. B. Collins and Lula Collins of Giles County and was a member of the Church of Christ. She attended Martin College and had lived in Marshall County since her marriage. Her husband died six years ago.
Mrs. Fox is survived by two sisters, Mrs. H. N. Rees and Mrs. Calvin Dale, both of Fayetteville; and one brother, Drake Collins, Pulaski.

FOX, Hugo The Pulaski Citizen 4 Apr 1951
Hugo Fox, 44, son of Mrs. Sidney M. Roller, died suddenly of a heart attack on March 30, in West Palm Beach, Fla., where he was a restaurant operator for several years.
Funeral rites were held in Cookeville, Tenn., former home of the Fox family.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Fox is survived by his wife and one daughter; four sisters, Mrs. Jimmy Brusey and Miss Marie Fox, West Palm Beach, Fla., Mrs. John Wooly, Louisville, Ky., and Mrs. John Owen, Cincinnati, Ohio; two brothers, Lloyd Fox and E. A. Fox, Cookeville; and his step-father, Sidney M. Roller.
In recent years, his brothers, Billy Fox, casualty of World War II, and B. Fox, Jr., have died.
Mr. and Mrs. Roller resided several years in Pulaski, where Billy Fox and Marie Fox attended Giles County High School.

FOX, John Calvin The Pulaski Citizen 14 Oct 1959
John Calvin Fox, 37, owner of Fox Termite Control in Lewisburg, died about 2:30 p. m. Saturday of an electrical shock received while working at the Belfast Bank, Belfast, Tennessee.
Funeral services were held Monday at London Funeral Home in Lewisburg and burial was in Beechwood Cemetery.
He was a native of Giles County, a son of Mrs. Nettie Fox of Diana, and the late Charlie Burch Fox. He had lived in Lewisburg the past three years.
Other survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Brown Fox; a son, Ronnie Fox; his grandmother, Mrs. Donna Fox, Cornersville; four sisters, Mrs. Elise Wheeler, Cornersville, Mrs. Miriam Hallmon, Dallas, Texas, Miss Barbara Taylor, Oklahoma City, and Mrs. Janie Clifton, Diana; four brothers, Elwin, William, and Sam Fox, all of Diana; and Claude Fox, Prospect.

FRALIX, Ludie Callahan The Pulaski Citizen 11 Sep 1957
Funeral services for Mrs. Boyd Fralix, 73, were held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Lloyd Hickman, Baptist minister. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery. Mrs. Fralix died Monday night at the home near Pulaski.
Born January 5, 1884, at Moulton, Ala., she was the former Miss Ludie Callahan, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Callahan.

Mrs. Fralix is survived by her husband, Boyd Fralix; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Wiser, Pulaski; seven sons, Hubert, Herman, Garland, Herbert and Odell Fralix, all of Giles County, and Freeman Fralix, Lake Wales, Fla.; twenty-one grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Taylor Fralix, Lynnville, and Mrs. Dan Jones, of the Cool Springs section of Giles County. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

FRALIX, Nettie Catherine Jarnigan The Pulaski Citizen 22 Nov 1959
Funeral services for Mrs. Dave Fralix, 88, resident of Pulaski, will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Pulaski Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Lloyd Hickman, Baptist minister. Burial will take place in Lynnwood Cemetery. Mrs. Fralix died at 1:25 o'clock Tuesday morning, July 21, at the home after a long illness.
Born June 20, 1872, in Grainger County, Tenn., she was the former Miss Nettie Catherine Jarnigan, daughter of the late Ern Jarnigan and Nancy Miller Jarnigan.
Mrs. Fralix is survived by her husband, Dave Fralix; five daughters, Mrs. Hubert Blade, Prospect, Mrs. Paul Fralix, Lynnville, Mrs. Charles Estes, Pulaski, Mrs. A. M Duncan, Lawrenceburg, Mrs. Burt Pierce, Huntsville, Ala.; five sons, Charles Fralix, Pompano Beach, Fla., Jimmy Fralix, Lynnville, Horace Fralix, Wales, and Grover and Milton Fralix, Pulaski; twenty-four grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge.

FRALIX, Willie The Pulaski Citizen 20 May 1959
Funeral services for Willie Fralix, 74, retired farmer of Marshall County, were held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home with North Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Burial took place in Lynnwood Cemetery. Mr. Fralix died on Thursday, May 14, at Giles County Hospital after a brief illness.
Born in Grainger County, near Morristown, Tenn., he was the son of the late Milt Fralix and Martha Jane Watts Fralix. He was a member of the Baptist Church.
Mr. Fralix, a single man, is survived by two brothers, Dave Fralix and Boyd Fralix, both of Pulaski; and one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Burchell, New Mexico.

FRANCIS, Harris Cleveland The Pulaski Citizen 12 Aug 1959
Funeral services for Harris Cleveland Francis, 69, retired farmer of the Twelfth Civil District, were held at 11:30 o'clock Friday morning at Pulaski Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Lloyd Hickman, with the burial in Maplewood Cemetery. Mr. Francis died on Tuesday at Giles County Hospital after a brief illness.
A native of Maury County, he was born March 16, 1890, the son of the late William Francis and Addie Francis Francis.
Mr. Francis is survived by his wife, Mrs. Claudia Bell Thompson Francis; two sons, Butler Francis, Lynnville, and H. C. Francis, Jr., St. Joseph, Ind.; two daughters, Miss Lorene Francis, Mrs. Morse and Mrs. James Adams, Lynnville; and sixteen grandchildren. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge.

FRANCIS, Ida Bell Calvert The Pulaski Citizen 22 Dec 1954

Mrs. Ida Bell Calvert Francis, 79, widow of W. H. Francis, died of pneumonis at 8:30 o'clock Sunday morning, December 19, at the home at 642 South Second Street, following several years' declining health.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at Taylors Chapel Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. W. C. Moorehead, a former pastor. Burial took place in Gibsonvillle Cemetery.
Born April 18, 1875, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of the late Joe Calvert and Mary Wilcox Calvert, and was the wife of William H. Francis who died January 31, 1931. She was a member of First Methodist Church.
Mrs. Francis is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Rosa F. Lovell, with whom she made her home; two sons, Roy W. Francis, Pulaski and Marshall Francis, Shelbyville; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren; one half-sister, Mrs. Ola Campbell, Summertown; and two half brothers, J. B. Calvert, Birmngham, Ala. and E. B. Calvert, Chapel Hill. Pulaski Funeral Home, Morticians in charge.

FRANCIS, Mary Frances Ferguson The Pulaski Citizen 14 Apr 1954
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Frances Ferguson Francis, 66, will be held at one o'clock Friday afternoon at the Lynnville Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton and the Rev. Tom McConnell, Baptist ministers. Burial will take place in Lynnwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Francis died at 6:25 o'clock on Wednesday morning, April 14, after a long illness at her home in the Rich community.
Born October 17, 1887, in Williamson County, she was the daughter of the late Alexander Ferguson and Lizzie Pardon Ferguson, and was a member of the Baptist Church.
Mrs. Francis is survived by her husband, Ed Francis; three daughters, Mrs. Albert Escue, Rich, Mrs. Herman Owens, Minnow Branch, and Mrs. Robert Uselton, Detroit, Mich.; six sons, Alexander, Roy, Flournoy, and Herbert Francis, Detroit, Mich., and Franklin and Gene Francis, Rich; twenty-four grandchildren and one great granddaughter; and one sister, Mrs. Annie Stinnett, Columbia. Pulaski Funeral Home, Morticians in charge.

FRANCIS, William A. The Pulaski Citizen 21 Oct 1953
Funeral services for William A. Francis, 79, retired merchant and farmer, were held at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning at Williams Funeral Home in Lawrenceburg. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery at Pulaski.
Mr. Francis died at 4 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Lawrenceburg hospital.
Mr. Francis was born and reared in Giles County, a son of the late William Henry and Mary Carwell Francis. He had made his home in Mt. Pleasant 35 years.
His wife died three months ago and he had resided with his children since that time.
Survivors include a daughter Mrs. John A. Francis; a son, Brown Francis of Pulaski; eleven grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

FRANKLIN, Eleanor Long The Pulaski Citizen 12 Dec 1951

Funeral services for Miss Eleanor Long Franklin, 34, were held at 11 o'clock Saturday morning at the First Baptist Church, with the pastor of the church, Dr. J. Clark Hensley, officiating. Burial took place in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville.
She died at 1:30 o'clock Friday morning at the home following a brief illness.
Born August 4, 1917 in Kentucky, she had resided in Pulaski for approximately thirty years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and had been active in the Young Peoples work for a number of years. Members of the Young Peoples Department were the active pall bearers and the honorary pallbearers were the deacons of the church.
Miss Franklin is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. K. M. Franklin, two aunts, Mrs. Lila Bannon, Louisville, Ky. and Mrs. Blanche Raymond, Lawrenceburg; and two uncles, Leon B. Franklin, Montgomery, Ala., and Shirley L. Franklin, Nashville.

FRANKLIN, Felix Lavert The Pulaski Citizen 4 Jan 1956
Funeral services for Felix Lavert Franklin, 75, retired farmer, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at Rehoboth Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton and the Rev. Robert Smith. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mr. Franklin died Sunday morning at his home in Washington Heights after a long illness.
Born February 23, 1880, in Birmingham, Ala., he was the son of the late Thomas Franklin and Sarah Darnell Franklin, but has spent most of his life in Giles County. He was a member of the Rehoboth Methodist Church.
His wife, Mrs. Ida Bowen Franklin died February 14, 1945.
Mr. Franklin is survived by eight daughters, Mrs. Johnny Boatright, Lewisburg, Mrs. Garland Wilkes, Giles County, Mrs. Marvin Underwood, McCains, Mrs. Allen Harwell, Pulaski, Mrs. Walter Phillips and Mrs. Calvin Turner, Toledo, Ohio, and Misses Frances and Peggy Franklin, Pulaski; one son, John Thomas Franklin, Kansas City, Mo.; a number of grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Herman Cole, Tarpley section of Giles County. Pulaski Funeral Home, Morticians in charge.

FRANKS, Luther C. The Pulaski Citizen 26 Oct 1955
Funeral services for Luther C. Franks, 72, retired farmer, were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Fall River Methodist Church in Lawrence County. Rites were conducted by the Rev. H. Grady Coston and the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist ministers, and burial took place in the Church Cemetery.
Mr. Franks died at 5 o'clock Sunday afternoon, October 23, at Lawrence sanitarium after a long illness. His wife, Mrs. Mary Lena White Franks died on October 17, only one week ago.
Born March 31, 1883, in Lawrence County, he was the son of the late John Franks and America Hardy Franks. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mr. Franks is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Paris Fox, Pulaski; two sons, Roy Franks, Cleveland, Ohio, and John Thomas Franks, Lawrence County; eight grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Annie Copeland, Lawrenceburg, and Miss Macy Franks, Dallas, Texas. Pulaski Funeral Home, Morticians in charge.


FRANKS, Mary Lena White The Pulaski Citizen 19 Oct 1955
Mrs. Mary Lena White Franks, 74, died early yesterday in Lawrenceburg sanitarium after a long illness.
Funeral services will be at 2 p. m. today at Fall River Methodist Church.The Rev. H. Grady Coston will officiate. Burial took place in Fall River Cemetery.
Mrs. Franks was a native of Lawrence County, daughter of John and Amanda Comer White. She was a member of the Fall River Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Luther C. Franks; one daughter, Mrs. Paris Fox, Pulaski; two sons, Roy Franks, Cleveland, Ohio, and John Thomas Franks, Lawrence County; two half sisters, Mrs. Viola Johnson, Louisville, Ky. and Mrs. Dora White, Florence, Ala.; two brothers, John and Zeb White, both of Lawrence County; two half-brothers, Virgil Johnson, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Raleigh Johnson, Tampa, Fla.; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

FRANKS, Roy Ellen The Pulaski Citizen 30 Dec 1959
Funeral services for Roy Ellen Franks, 45, dock worker at Cleveland, Ohio, were held at 2 o'clock on Monday afternoon at Fall River Church of Christ. Rites were conducted by Rufus Clifford and Everett Prestridge, Church of Christ ministers. Burial took place in the church cemetery. Mr. Franks died unexpectedly on Friday, December 18, in Cleveland.
Born October 21, 1914, he was the son of the late Luther Franks and Mary White Franks. Mr. Franks is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lucille Howell Franks; one daughter, Miss Esther Franks; and two sons, Dean Franks and Wayne Franks, all of Cleveland, Ohio; one brother, Thomas Franks, Leoma; and one sister, Mrs. Paris Fox, Pulaski. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

FRASER, Carrie Harris The Pulaski Citizen 17 May 1950
Mrs. Thomas P. Fraser, sister of Mrs. Joe Ezell of Pulaski, died at 5:30 o'clock Friday morning, May 12, at her home in Chattanooga after a long illness.
Funeral rites were held at 11 o'clock Saturday morning in Chattanooga and the rites were concluded in Columbia at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the First Methodist Church. Burial took place in Rose Hill Cemetery in Columbia.
A native of Columbia, she was the former Miss Carrie Harris.
Mrs. Fraser is survived by her husband, Thomas P. Fraser; and two sisters, Mrs. Ezell of Pulaski and Mrs. Ira M. Hardison, Columbia.

FRAZIER, Dallas William The Pulaski Citizen 8 Feb 1950
Services were held at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon at the grave in Maplewood Cemetery here for Dallas William Frazier, 73, former Giles Countian and lumberman of Travelers Rest, S. C. The Rev. Harvey R. Overton, Jr., officiated at Pulaski.
Mr. Frazier died Friday afternoon at a hospital in Greenville, S. C., after a brief illness. Funeral services were held Sunday at Travelers Rest.

Mr. Frazier is survived by his wife, Mrs. Florence Malone Frazier, former Pulaskian; two daughters, Mrs. B. J. Edwards and Miss Mildred Frazier, Travelers Rest; two sons, Arthur W. Frazier, Travelers Rest, and Edwin M. Frazier, Decatur, Ala.; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. W. J. Tarpley, Decatur, Ala., and Mrs. L. B. Friend, Birmingham, Ala.; and four brothers, S. Arthur Frazier, Brewton, Ala., L. L. Frazier, Decatur, Ala., Stephen A. Frazier, Memphis, and F. M. Frazier, Clinton, La.

FRAZIER, Lilburn L. The Pulaski Citizen 15 Jun 1955
Lilburn L. Frazier, 70, Decatur, Ala., grocer, died suddenly at one o'clock Tuesday afternoon, June 7, at his home.
Funeral rites were held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Presbyterian Church and burial took place in that city.
A native of Giles County, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Frazier of Pulaski, and had lived in Decatur for approximately thirty-five years.
Mr. Frazier is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lena Rackley Frazier, also a native of Giles County; two sons, Ned Frazier and W. F. Frazier; one grandson, Bill Frazier, all of Decatur; two sisters, Mrs. L. B. Friend, Birmingham, Ala., and Mrs. Will Tarpley, Decatur, Ala.; and three brothers, Arthur Frazier, Bruton, Ala., Audry Frazier, Memphis, and Francis Frazier, living with a daughter in Germany.

FREEMAN, Mildred Blanche Norton The Pulaski Citizen 4 Jun 1958
Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred Blanche Norton Freeman, 46, widow of Ralph R. Freeman, were held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home. Rites were conducted by the Rev. Wallace Carr, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of which she was a member. Burial took place in the family lot in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mrs. Freeman died at 3 o'clock Saturday morning at Vanderbilt Hospital following surgery on Thursday.
A native of Baker, Ore., she was the daughter of Mrs. Alice Jones Norton of Pulaski, and the late Albert Allen Norton. Her husband, a nationally known Hereford cattle breeder, died June 13, 1956.
Mr. and Mrs. Freeman came to Giles County about 1945, to become manager of Hereford cattle at the farm of the late Albert P. Noe, formerly the Milky Way Farms.
Mrs. Freeman was a member of the National Hereford Association.
Besides her mother, Mrs. Freeman is survived by a son, Ralph Allen Freeman, Pulaski.
Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

FREEMAN, Ralph R. The Pulaski Citizen 27 Jun 1956
Ralph R. Freeman, 51, one of the country's foremost authorities on Hereford breeding, died at 2:00 a. m. Sunday in Giles County Hospital after several months of illness.
Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Monday at Bennett-May Funeral Home in Pulaski by the Rev. Wallace Carr, pastor of First Presbyterian Church. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery in Pulaski.

Mr. Freeman was born in Winthrop, Wash., son of Charles Freeman of Payette, Idaho, and the late Nora Kayes Freeman. He came to Giles County approximately 12 years ago and he and the late Alfred E. Noe, Jr., established the Noe Better Hereford Herd on the former Milky Way Farm near Pulaski. After Noe's death about six years ago, Mr. Freeman established his own herd on an adjoining farm.
In 1953, he sold a Hereford cow for $15,100- believed to be the highest price ever paid for a cow.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Pulaski.
Mr. Freeman is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mildred Norton Freeman of Pulaski; a sister, Mrs. Oliver Balmes, Oroville, Wash.; three brothers, Rex Freeman, Idaho, Lowell Freeman, Abilene, Texas. and L. K. Freeman, Richland, Wash.

FRENCH, Mary The Pulaski Citizen 17 Dec 1958
Mrs. Mary French, 84, Kentucky resident and mother of Mrs. D. P. Reese of the Prospect section, died on December 3 at the home of a daughter in Louisville. Funeral services were held on Friday with burial in Mt. Taylor Cemetery at Hodgensvile, Ky. Her husband died eleven years ago.
In addition to Mrs. Rees, Mrs. French is survived by two other daughters, Mrs. N. L. Gilliam, Louisville, and Mrs. Dorothy Zopher, Illinois; and three sons, Lincoln French, Paul French and Cooper French, all of Kentucky.

FRY, Hattie Sparkman The Pulaski Citizen 15 Jan 1958
Funeral services for Mrs. Hattie Sparkman Fry, 91, Nashville resident and former resident of Lynnville, were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the home on Beechwood Avenue, with burial at 3:30 o'clock in the family lot in Lynnwood Cemetery at Lynnville. Gynnath Ford, minister of Lynnville Church of Christ officiated at the grave.
Mrs. Fry died at 5:30 o'clock Saturday morning at the home.
Mrs. Fry is survived by one daughter, Miss Nancy Fry, and two sons, L. L. Fry and John Sparkman Fry, all of Nashville.

FRYE, Mrs. Harry The Pulaski Citizen 7 Nov 1951
Mrs. Harry Frye, 65, died Tuesday, October 30, at her home on South Jefferson Street, Tullahoma, after a short illness.
Funeral services were held at 3:30 Wednesday afternoon at the home. The Rev. Farris F. Moore and the Rev. Robert M. Johnston officiated, with burial in Maplewood Cemetery in that city.
Mrs. Frye was a member of the First Christian Church.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Frye is survived by one son, Raymond Frye of Pulaski; three daughters, Mrs. Max Sintic and Mrs. R. S. Burks, Estill Springs, and Mrs. Robert Shupe, Elizabethton, one brother, two sisters and six grandchildren.

FURLINES, James Emmett The Pulaski Citizen 26 Jul 1950
James Emmett Furlines, 69, died at 11:35 o'clock Saturday night, July 22, at a Nashville hospital after a long illness.
Services were conducted at 10:30 o'clock Monday morning at Pulaski Funeral Home by Elder Elmer Smith of Nashville and burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.

A native of Giles County, he was the son of the late Robert P. Furlines and Mary Elizabeth Hayes Furlines. He moved to Texas as a young man and after a residence there for forty years, returned to Pulaski three years ago. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
A sister, Miss Lela Furlines of Birmingham, Ala., is the only immediate survivor.

GAINES, Elaine Harwell The Pulaski Citizen 01 Nov 1950
Funeral services for Mrs. Elaine Harwell Gaines, 23, who died at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday night in a Nashville hospital following a long illness, will be held at 11:00 Friday at the Pisgah Methodist Church with Elder A. C. Dreaden, Church of Christ minister officiating. Burial will take place in the church cemetery, with the Pulaski Funeral Home in charge.
Mrs. Gaines is the daughter of Hugh Harwell of Pisgah and the late Bessie Ingram Harwell. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband, Paul Gaines; one small daughter, Donna Gaines; and one son, Robert Paul Gaines of Beech Hill; stepmother, Mrs. Lillian Harwell of Pisgah; two sisters, Mrs. Alton Watson of Prospect, and Mrs. Henry Beard of Copperville, Kansas; one brother, William Harwell of Nashville; and five half-sisters, Miss Dorothy Harwell of Nashville, and Misses Joan, Marilyn, Betty and Martha Harwell of Pisgah.
Mrs. Gaines was a member of the Church of Christ.


GAINES, Lizzie Harwell The Pulaski Citizen 29 Oct 1958
Funeral services for Mrs. Lizzie Beard Gaines, 56, resident of the Rich section, will be held at 10 o'clock Friday morning at the Beech Hill Church of Christ with the burial in the church cemetery. Mrs. Gaines died unexpectedly of a heart attack at 7:30 o'clock Wednesday night, October 29, at the home.
Born September 8, 1902, in the Eleventh District of Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Morgan Beard and Lou Ella Britton Beard, and was a member of the Church of Christ at Beech Hill.
Mrs. Gaines is survived by her husband, Joe Gaines; two sons, J. E. Gaines and William Gaines; and four grandchildren, Giles County; three brothers, Wilton Beard, Pulaski, Jack Beard, Sumac and Guy Beard, Beech Hill; and three sisters, Mrs. J. W. Cox, Diana, Mrs. Carl Russell, Beech Hill, and Mrs. Dud McCanless, Sumac. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge.

GAINES, William David The Pulaski Citizen 18 Jul 1951
Funeral services for William David Gaines, 52, farmer of the Frankewing section, who died at 9 o'clock Monday night, July 16, at his home after an eight weeks illness, were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Frankewing Methodist Church. The Rev. J. C. Elkins, pastor of the church, officiated, and burial took place in Frankewing Cemetery.
A native of the county, he was the son of Mrs. Maude Erwin Gaines and the late John B. Gaines. He was a member of the Methodist Church.

In addition to his mother, Mr. Gaines is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ruth Hardiman Gaines; three daughters, Mrs. J. B. Rutledge, Pulaski, Mrs. Calvin Noah, Beech Hill, and Mrs. Carl Callahan, Minor Hill; five sons, Dupree Gaines, Memphis, Broadus Gaines, U. S. Navy, Thelwood Gaines, James Harold Gaines and Byrom Gaines, all of Frankewing; two grandchildren; and six sisters, Mrs. Edgar Brown, Friendship, Mrs. Richard Dugger, Akron, Ohio, Mrs. Walter Clem, Elkmont, Ala., Mrs. Jimmy Scoggin, and Miss Kathleen and Margaret Gaines, all of Pulaski. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

GAINES, William Henry The Pulaski Citizen 29 Jul 1959
Funeral services for William Henry Gaines, 56, retired caretaker of the Bodenham High School, were held at 2:30 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by Gilbert E. Shaffer, minister of the East Hill Church of Christ. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery. Mr. Gaines died at 7:15 o'clock on Monday morning, July 27, at Giles County Hospital after an extended illness.
Born November 4, 1902, in Giles County, he was the son of Eden B. Gaines and Etha Beard Gaines, and was a member of the Shores Church of Christ.
Mr. Gaines is survived by his wife, Mrs. Iva Sue Phillips Gaines; three daughters, Mrs. W. C. Cole, Jr., Minor Hill, Mrs. J. W. Durrett, Mrs. William A. Bell, Pulaski; three sons, James Gaines, Gallatin, and Leonard D. Gaines and Howard Gaines, both of Pulaski; two grandchildren; and two step-sons, Grady Glover and Luther Glover, both of Giles County. Bennett-May and Company, in charge.


GARDNER, Annie Elizabeth The Pulaski Citizen 2 Apr 1952
Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Elizabeth Gardner, 69, who died at 7:30 o'clock Thursday evening, March 27, at her home in Nashville, were held at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the residence, conducted by Carl Lancaster. Burial took place in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Mrs. Gardner is survived by her husband, Benjamin Hugh Gardner; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Adams, Lewisburg, Mrs. Glenn Cathey, Nashville, and Mrs. W. W. Johnson, Frankfort, Ky.; four step-daughters, Mrs. G. H. Head, Williamsport, Mrs. Frances Davidson and Mrs. Lillian Whitworth, both of Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. Loyd Adams, Lewisburg; two sons, Houston Whitworth, Pulaski and Everett Whitworth, Nashville; four step-sons, W. T. Whitworth, Pulaski, Hugh B. Whitworth, Los Angeles, Calif., M. C. Whitworth and Leonard Whitworth, both of Nashville; fifty-three grandchildren and twenty-three grandchildren; and one brother, W. E. Rittenberry, Nashville.

GARDNER, Eula Bell Johnston The Pulaski Citizen 25 Jul 1956
Funeral rites for Mrs. Eula Bell Johnston Gardner, 76, widow of Dr. Robert Lee Gardner, who died Friday, July 20, in Jacksonville, Fla., after a long illness, were held at 11 o'clock Monday morning in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home in Pulaski. The Rev. Robert Smith, pastor of Rehoboth Methodist Church, officiated and burial took place in the family lot in Maplewood Cemetery.

The daughter of the late Pinkney Johnston and Mary Elizabeth Reed Johnston, she was born September 28, 1879, in Giles County and was educated here. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church, and was the widow of Dr. Gardner, who died in 1949. The greater part of her married life , the family lived in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Mr. Gardner is survived by one son , Lt. Col. Robert Pinkey Gardner, Jacksonville, Fla.; one grandson, Robert H. Gardner, Jacksonville; and two brothers, James T. Johnston, Pulaski, and Donald Johnston, Birmingham, Ala.

GARDNER, Jean Bost The Pulaski Citizen 19 Mar 1952
Word has been received here this week by relatives of the sudden death in Yokohoma, Japan, of Mrs. Jean Bost Gardner, a Government employee. Death was caused by gas fumes escaping from a faulty heater in her room.
Her remains were flown by Government plane to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Bost in Shelby, N. C., where funeral and burial took place on Tuesday afternoon, March 18.
Mrs. Gardner was the widow of Lewis Scott Gardner of Pulaski, U. .S. pilot, who lost his life over Germany in World War II. Mr. and Mrs. Gardner were former residents of Pulaski and were members of the First Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Gardner was born and reared here, later marrying Miss Bost, a Martin College student.

GARDNER, Minnie D. York The Pulaski Citizen 27 Feb 1957
Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie D. York Gardner, 72, resident of the Sumac community, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, with Dr. William H. Mansfield, associate pastor of First Methodist Church, officiating. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mrs. Gardner died at 3:40 o'clock Saturday morning, February 23, at Giles County Hospital after a two weeks stay in the hospital.
Born April 26, 1884, in Limestone County, Ala., she was the daughter of the late William York and Lydia McGill York, and was a member of First Methodist Church in Pulaski. Her husband, Andrew Marion Gardner, died December 11, 1918.
Mrs. Gardner, the last member of her immediate family, is survived by two daughters, Miss Selma Gardner, Pulaski and Mrs. L. J. Nole, Alexander, Va.; one son, Butler Gardner, Kensington, Md.; and three grandchildren. Bennett-May Company, Morticians in charge.

GARMON, Louis W. The Pulaski Citizen 11 Aug 1954
Louis W. Garmon, 39, son of R. S. Garmon of Pulaski, died at 5 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, August 11, at Charlotte Memorial Hospital in Charlotte, N. C., following a prolonged illness.
Funeral rites will be held at Central Avenue Methodist Church and burial will take place in Sharon Memorial Park in that city.
In addition to his father, Mr. Garmon is survived by his wife, two daughters, two sisters and two brothers, all of Charlotte; and his step-mother in Pulaski.
He was an active member of the Methodist Church and was a Mason.
Mr. and Mrs. Garmon will leave early Thursday morning for Charlotte.


GARMON, Roy S. The Pulaski Citizen 5 Jun 1957
Roy S. Garmon, 69, salesman with the National Store in Pulaski for the past nine years, died of a heart attack at 2:30 a. m. Friday, May 31, at his home in the Prospect community.
Prayer services were held at Bennett-May Funeral Home at 11:00 a. m. Saturday by Dr. Bruce Strother and Dr. W. H. Mansfield, Methodist ministers of Pulaski, after which the body was shipped to Charlotte, N. C. for funeral services at Central Avenue Methodist Church on Sunday. Burial was in the Charlotte Cemetery.
Mr. Garmon was a native of Charlotte but had lived in Pulaski since accepting a position with the National Stores. He was an active member of First Methodist Church in Pulaski and of the Masonic Lodge, and was a Past Worthy Patron of the Pulaski Chapter 376, Eastern Star.
Mr. Garmon was married twice. His first wife, Mrs. Zula E. Broom Garmon died in 1936.
Survivors are his second wife, Mrs. Aline Henderson Garmon; two daughters, Mrs. Catherine Vanderburg and Mrs. Ralph Rollins, both of Charlotte, N. C.; two sons, Roy Garmon and Joseph Garmon, both of Wilmington, N. C.; 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. May Matthews and Mrs. Lottie Hemby, both of Charlotte, N. C.

GARNER, David Daniel The Pulaski Citizen 6 Mar 1957
Funeral services for David Daniel Garner, 81, retired farmer of the Fall River section of Giles County, were held at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon at Pleasant Ridge Methodist Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Mr. Garner died Saturday afternoon at his home.
Born June 1, 1875, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Elisha Garner and Jane Glover Garner, and was a member of the Methodist Church. His wife, Mrs. Matilda Norwood Garner, died in 1945.
Mr. Garner is survived by three sons, Luther Garner, Fall River, Floyd Garner, U. S. Army, Guy Garner, Detroit, Mich.; a number of grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ward, Lawrence County, and one brother. Bennett-May Company, Morticians in charge.

GARNER, Ida Roberts The Pulaski Citizen 30 Jan 1952
Mrs. Ida Roberts Garner, 79, died at her home near Minor Hill at 12:15 a. m. Wednesday.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at Mt. Zion Methodist Church with Elder J. Clifford Murphy officiating. Burial will take place in the church cemetery.
A native of Giles County, Mrs. Garner was the daughter of the late John and Betty Shelton Roberts. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband, the late Neal Garner, died twelve years ago.
She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Osteen Alsup, Wales, Mrs. Clyde Tidwell, Cincinnati, Ohio, Mrs. Lester Tidwell, Minor Hill; five sons, Early, Lawrenceburg, Wesley, Leoma, Roy, Athens, Ala., Rufus, Pulaski, and Floyd Morrow, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. John Comer, Leoma, Tenn., and one brother, Oscar Roberts, Minor Hill, Tenn.

GARNER, Lula Clark The Pulaski Citizen 2 Apr 1952

Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Clark Garner, 74, who died Friday morning, March 28, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jim R. Wiser, on Park Street, were held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home. Rites were conducted by Elder J. Clifford Murphy, minister of the Church of Christ, and burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
She died at 2 o'clock Friday morning following a years illness.
Born in Obion County, Tenn., on January 2, 1878, she was the daughter of the late Charlie Clark and Mary Ann Ross Clark. Mrs. Garner, a member of the Church of Christ since her girlhood, was the widow of Will Garner who died on January 1 of this year.
The family had made their home in Giles County since 1900. Mrs. Garner is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Wiser, and Mrs. Walter Walls, Minor Hill; three sons, Mertie Garner, Pulaski, Frank Garner, Tupelo, Miss., and Allen Garner, Winter Haven, Fla.; thirty-three grandchildren and ten great grandchildren; and one sister, Miss Alice Ross, Union City, Tenn. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

GARNER, Sammy The Pulaski Citizen 25 Mar 1953
Funeral services for Sammy Autrey Garner, 5-year-old son of R. A. Garner of Leoma, were held at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning at Bethel Baptist Church in Lawrence County. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
The child was killed Saturday in Pascagoula, Mis., when he was struck by an automobile. At the time he was living with his sister, Mrs. Sam Stone and her husband.
In addition to his father and sister, he is survived by eight brothers, Wylie Garner, Cleveland, Ohio, John, Jim and Sebren Garner, of Hartselle, Alabama., James Edward Garner of Pulaski, Tennessee, David and Oscar Garner of Leoma and Willie Garner of Pascaugoul; two sisters, Miss Virgie Garner of Chicago and Mrs. Herbert Burgess of Pulaski.

GARNER, William Cliff The Pulaski Citizen 14 Jan 1959
Funeral services for William Cliff Garner, 60, farmer of the Baugh section, were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon Sunday afternoon at Choate Creek Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Mr. Garner died early Saturday morning at his home at Baugh after a long illness.
Born December 5, 1898, in Giles County, he was the son of the late James Garner and Callie Pinkelton Garner and was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mr. Garner is survived by his wife, Mrs. Beatrice Sneed Garner; three daughters, Mrs. John Miles, Mrs. James Edwards and Mrs. Alfred Davenport, all of Pulaski; one son, Edward Garner, Elkton; ten grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Clayton Starling, Gadsden, Ala., and Mrs. Irene Martin, Huntsville, Ala.; and three brothers, Fletcher Garner, Pulaski, Jack Garner, Huntsville, and Claude Garner, Athens, Ala. Wilson T. Carter and Company, in charge.

GARNER, Willie Henry The Pulaski Citizen 9 Jan 1952
Willie Henry Garner, 77 year old farmer, died at his home on Childers Street on Tuesday, January 1, at 2 p. m. after an illness of one and one-half years.
Funeral services were held at Mt. Moriah Church, the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister in charge and burial took place in the church cemetery.

Mr. Garner was a member of the Methodist Church, and had lived in Giles County for fifty years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lula Clark, Mrs. Jim Wiser, Pulaski, Mrs. Walter Walls, Wales, Tenn; three sons, Mertie, Pulaski, Frank, Tupelo, Miss., and Allen, Winter Haven, Fla.; 33 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

GARRETT, Andrew Jackson The Pulaski Citizen 14 May 1952
Funeral services for Andrew Jackson Garrett, 75, retired farmer of the Rock Springs section, will be held at 11 o'clock Thursday morning at Pulaski Funeral Home, conducted by Dr. J. Clark Hensley. Burial will take place in the family lot in Campbellsville Cemetery.
He died at 12:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, May 14, at Giles County Hospital, after a long illness.
Born October 1, 1876, in Giles County, he was a lifelong resident of the county, and theson of the late Tom Garrett and Esther Cross Garrett. He was a member of the Rock Springs Baptist Church.
His first wife, Mrs. Mamie Ozella Crowder Garrett, died in 1923.
Mr. Garrett is survived by his second wife, Mrs. Nettie Moore Quillan Garrett; two daughters, Mrs. Herman Rose, of the Rock Springs section of the county, and Mrs. Manston Adkins, Pulaski; several grandchildren; three step-daughters, Mrs. Barney Lipscomb, West Point, Mrs. Sue Tidwell, Lawrenceburg, Mrs. Grady Davis, Florence, Ala.; two step-sons, James Quillan, Pulaski, and M/Sgt. Haggard Quillan, Camp McCoy, Wis.; one sister, Mrs. Etta May, Columbia; two brothers, James Garrett, Rock Springs, and Charlie Garrett, Nashville. Pulaski Funeral Home, Funeral Directors.

GARRETT, Charlie Monroe The Pulaski Citizen 21 May 1958
Funeral services for Charlie Monroe Garrett, 72, local truck driver, were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Pulaski Funeral Home. Services were conducted by the Rev. J. A. Singleton of Nashville and the Rev. M. P. White of Lawrenceburg, and burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery. Mr. Garrett died on Monday, May 19, at Giles County Hospital after a brief illness.
Born August 2, 1885, in Giles County, he was the son of the late W. T. Garrett and Easter Cross Garrett, and was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church.
Mr. Garrett is survived by his wife, Mrs. Vivian Johnson Garrett; one daughter, Mrs. James Quillen, Pulaski; two sons, T. E. Garrett, Killen, Ala.; and Charles D. Garrett, Goodsprings; several grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Etta May, Lynnville; and one brother, Jim Garrett, Wales. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge.

GARRETT, James Thomas "Jim" The Pulaski Citizen 20 Aug 1958
Funeral services for James Thomas Garrett, 85, resident of the Campbellsville Community, will be held at one o'clock Friday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton and the Rev. Mr. Jernigan. Burial will take place in Rose Hill Cemetery in the Rose Hill Community. Mr. Garrett died at 11:30 o'clock Wednesday night, August 20, at Giles County Hospital after a period of declining health.
Mr. Garrett, a retired farmer of Rose Hill, was born in Giles County on July 18, 1873, the son of the late Thomas Garrett and Easter Cross Garrett. He was a member of the Rock Springs Baptist Church.

Mr. Garrett is survived by his wife, Mrs. Johnella Crafton Garrett; two daughters, Mrs. Howard Thurman, Campbellsville, and Mrs. Tom Rye Higgins, Rose Hill; one son, Luther Garrett, Rose Hill; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Cleveland May, Lynnville. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge.

GARRETT, Johnella Crafton The Pulaski Citizen 1 Apr 1959
Funeral services for Mrs. Johnella Crafton Garrett, 84, resident of the Nineteenth Civil District, were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister. Burial took place in the Rose Hill Cemetery in the Nineteenth District. Mrs. Garrett died Monday at Giles County Hospital.
Born February 11, 1875, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Crafton and Jennie Cameron Crafton. Her husband, Jim Garrett, died August 20, 1958. She was a member of the Baptist Church.
Mrs. Garrett is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Irma Higgins, Rose Hill, and Mrs. Harold Thurman, Campbellsville; one son, M. L. Garrett, Rose Hill; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Perry Crafton, Kissimmee, Fla., and Will Crafton, Amarillo, Texas. Bennett-May and Company, in charge.

GARRETT, Lucenda Flanagan The Pulaski Citizen 27 Dec 1950
Funeral services for Mrs. Lucenda "Lou" Flanagan Garrett who died Sunday morning, December 17, were held Tuesday at the North Funeral Home in Lawrenceburg, conducted by Elder M. P. White, assisted by Elder J. W. Beecham, Rev. Mack Pinkelton and J. D. Anderson. Burial was in Yarbrough Cemetery, Bodenham.
Mrs. Garrett was the widow of the late Henry H. Garrett who died April, 1900.
Surviving are two sons, John W. M. Garrett and Elihu Garrett; three daughters, Mrs. J. C. Parr, Mrs. John H. Hutton, and Mrs. Lucian Moore, thirty-one grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren.
Another daughter, Mrs. Verdie Hazelwood died in Oklahoma in 1934.

GARRETT, Rosa M. Follis The Pulaski Citizen 1 Nov 1950
Funeral services for Mrs. John A. Garrett, 68, who died at her home at Lynnville on
Friday, October 27, at 10 p.m. were held on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Bennett-May Funeral Home. The Rev. J. M. Walker of Fayetteville, and the Rev. R. H. Willis, of Franklin officiated, and burial took place at Lynnwood Cemetery.
A native of Giles County, Mrs. Garrett was the daughter of the late Steve and Ida Warren Follis. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Raymond Johns, Misses Mary and Martha Garrett, Lynnville; six sons, Willie and Mahlon, Franklin, Clyde, Columbia, Amos, Raymond and Allen, all of Giles County; eleven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Julian Thurman, Riversburg, Mrs. Charles Hancock, Shreveport, La.; four brothers, Marvin F., Chattanooga, Will, Richmond, Va., John, Columbia and Grady of Nashville.


GARRETT, Thomas A. The Pulaski Citizen 19 Nov 1952
Thomas A. Garrett, 67, photographer of Ardmore, was killed instantly late Friday afternoon when he was hit by a car as he walked along U. S. Highway in the Ardmore community, according to a report of the Highway Patrol.
Funeral services were held at two o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Baptist Church in Ardmore by the Rev. Charles Poole, pastor of the Methodist Church. Burial was in the Gatlin Cemetery in the Ardmore section.
Mr. Garrett was born in Kentucky but had made his home at Ardmore the greater part of his life, and was a highly respected citizen of the community.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Nellie Mae Whitt Garrett; a daughter, Mrs. Jospehine Lawson of Pulaski; a sister, Mrs. Bertie Barnes, Pulaski; a brother, Porter Garrett, California; two half-brothers, Otto Garrett, Knoxville, and Claude Garrett, Illinois; and four grandchildren. Rainey Funeral Home, Funeral Directors.

GARRETT, William Nerrin The Nashville Tennessean 21 Mar 1951
Funeral services for William Nerrin Garrett, 79, Pulaski insurance man, will be conducted at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Methodist Church by the Rev. Fred C. Woodard, pastor. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery here with Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge.
Mr. Garrett died of a cerebral hemorrhage at 2:10 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Giles County Hospital.
The son of the late John and Josephine Nerrin Garrett, he was born and reared at Delina in Lincoln County, but had lived in Pulaski for the past 40 years. He was active in church and civic affairs, having served for 20 years as a member of the Board of Stewards of the Methodist Church, as a magistrate of Giles County Court for six years, and as a member of the Board of Mayor and Alderman of Pulaski for several terms.
He was born and spent the early years of his life in Delina, in Lincoln County, the son of the late John A. and Josephine Nerren Garrett.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Mrs. H. L. Kennedy of Lynnville, Mrs. H. W. Craddock of Chattanooga and Mrs. James W. Lee, Atlanta, Ga.; a sister Mrs. Clyde Downing, Enid, Okla.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

GARRISON, John Kennard The Pulaski Citizen 24 Mar 1954
Funeral services for John Kennard Garrison, 48, farmer of the Baugh community, were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Kelly Creek Baptist Church, conducted by a former pastor, the Rev. R. B. Kennedy of Cash Point. Burial took place in Blanche Cemetery.
Mr. Garrison died at 10:45 o'clock Thursday night in Baugh-Wiley Clinic in Decatur, Ala., following a brief illness.
Born February 28, 1906, and reared in Baugh, he was the son of the late C. A. Garrison and Mollie Bledsoe Garrison. He had been a member of Kelly Creek Baptist Church since his boyhood.
Mr. Garrison is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Bruce Hooten, New York City, and Mrs. Elton Watkins, Memphis; and two brothers, James B. Garrison, Pulaski and Arthur Garrison, Baugh. Toney Rainey and Son.

GARRISON, Mollie Bertha Fisk The Pulaski Citizen 8 Jul 1953
Mrs. Mollie Bertha Fisk Garrison, 64, were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the residence at Baugh, conducted by the Rev. Blackwell, Baptist minister of Fayetteville. Burial took place in the Blanche Cemetery in Lincoln County.
Mrs. Garrison died suddenly of a heart attack at 7 o'clock Monday night at her home, following a period of declining health.
Born October 19, 1888, in Limestone County, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sam Fisk. She was a member of the Baptist Church.
Mrs. Garrison is survived by her husband, Tom Garrison, Sr.; two daughters, Mrs. Bernard Campbell, Indiana and Mrs. Alton Gallaher; Waynesboro; and two sons, Tom Garrison, Jr., Tullahoma and Edward Garrison, Baugh; seven grandchildren.
One son, Frank Garrison, was killed during World War II. Toney Raney and Son, Funeral Director.



GARTON, Ed F. The Pulaski Citizen 15 May 1957
Ed F. Garton, 61, maintenance superintendent for the Pulaski Rubber Company, was killed Friday afternoon when his car was struck by an L&N train at a grade crossing near Pulaski.
The victim was returning to the plant, located on Highway 64, west of Pulaski, after visiting a doctor for treatment of injuries suffered in a plant accident two weeks ago.
The train, an hour behind schedule, carried the car about 105 feet down the tracks, scattering pieces over a wide area. The car's engine was thrown through a wall of the Giles County Farmers Cooperative Building more than 175 feet away. A tire and wheel from the automobile also ripped into the building and another part crashed through the metal roof, officers of the Sheriff Department stated.
The accident occurred about 1:10 p. m. near Pulaski Rubber Plant at the western city limits. Garton was driving south on a new, unnamed street leading to the factory. Deputy Sheriff Bill Morris said a witness told him Garton "eased" his car onto the tracks, but apparently was unable to see the approaching train. There are no traffic signals at the crossing, Morris said, and a high bank obstructs the view.
Garton was pinned beneath the wreckage of the 1956 model car. He was dead on arrival at Giles County Hospital.
His wife visited him last week, returning to Akron Tuesday, May 6. Mr. Garton was a native of West Virginia. He is also survived by five children.
The body was at Bennett-May Funeral Home until Saturday night when it was shipped to Clarksburg, West Virginia, for burial.

GASAWAY, Kathleen Walker The Pulaski Citizen 29 Jan 1958

Mrs. Kathleen Walker Gasaway, 86, widow of Dr. Thomas Oliver Gasaway, died Friday at her home in Indianapolis, Ind., where the family had resided a number of years. Funeral rites were held Saturday in Indianapolis and burial took place at 10:30 o'clock Monday morning at Lynnwood Cemetery at Lynnville, former home of the family.
A native of Lynnville, she was the daughter of the late Francis M. Walker and Elizabeth Smith Walker, and was a member of the Presbyterian Church. The family still maintain the home in Lynnville.
Dr. Gasaway died several years ago.
Mrs. Gasaway is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mable G. Heslar and Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Rice; and three grandchildren, all of Indianapolis.

GATLIN, Barbara Williams The Pulaski Citizen 1 Dec 1954
Mrs. Barbara Williams Gatlin, 32, wife of William Ashford Gatlin, died at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon, November 26, at City Hospital in Akron, Ohio, following a months illness.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at Minor Hill Baptist Church, with the Rev. Tom Holland, Church of Christ minister, officiating. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery in Pulaski.
Born in Mississippi on April11, 1922, ssshe was the former Miss Barbara Williams, daughter of the late James Williams and Ruby Williams. She was graduated from high school in Mobile, Ala., later going to Akron, Ohio where she was employed in a hospital.
Mrs. Gatlin is survived by her husband, Ashford Gatlin, Akron, Ohio; one sister; and four brothers. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

GATLIN, Rosa Ball The Pulaski Citizen 14 Jan 1953
Funeral services for Mrs. Oscar C. Gatlin, 69, will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Sam R. Dodson, Jr., pastor of the First Methodist Church. Burial will take place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mrs. Gatlin died unexpectedly of a heart attack at 11 o'clock Wednesday night at the home on South Second Street.
The former Miss Rosa Ball, she was born in Giles County, on November 22, 1883, the daughter of the late Josephus Ball and Mary Jane White Ball. She was a member of the First Methodist Church.
For many years she was employed by Long Brothers Store.
Mrs. Gatlin is survived by her husband, Oscar C. Gatlin; one step-daughter, Mrs. Leslie Ferguson, Caruthersville, Mo.; one step-son, Frank Gatlin, Bethel; one sister, Mrs. Minnie Potter, St. Louis, Mo.; one brother, Tyrone Ball, Senath, Mo.; one half-sister, Mrs. Turner Morgan, Lawrence County, Tenn.; and one half-brother, Roy Myers, Lawrenceburg.
Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

GATLIN, William Loyd The Pulaski Citizen 5 May 1954
A former Giles County resident was killed in an automobile accident on the Minor Hill highway Wednesday afternoon, the day he had returned from his home in Chicago for a visit.
Dead is William Loyd Gatlin, 21, who moved from Minor Hill to Chicago about two years ago.

Injured were his uncles, Cpl. Freb Gatlin, 22, home on leave from the army and listed as the driver of the car, E. R. Gatlin, 16, and Lindy Gatlin, 23, all of Minor Hill. Freb and E. R. Gatlin, remained in Giles County Hospital with severe injuries. Lindy Gatlin was treated at the hospital and released.
William Gatlin, who recently completed service in the army, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Gatlin of Chicago and the grandson of Mrs. Elmer Gatlin of Minor Hill, and thebrother of Evins Gatlin of Chicago.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete Thursday morning, pending arrival of his parents.

GEORGE, Charlie The Pulaski Citizen 10 Aug 1955
Charlie George, 82, retired farmer of Giles County, died on July 30 in a nursing home in Lewisburg after a long illness.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 o'clock the following Sunday afternoon at Bradshaw Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, and burial took place in the church cemetery.
Born January 5, 1873, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Wesley George and Lucy Thrower George, and was a member of the Baptist Church.
His wife, Mrs. Mable Bass George, died September 27, 1935.
Mr. George is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Herbert Meadows, Tuscumbia, Ala., Mrs. Roy Hobbs, Lewisburg, Mrs. Gray Mitchell, Taft, Mrs. Malcolm Allen, Giles County, and Miss Rachel George, Detroit, Mich.; three sons, Edgar George and Owen George, Lewisburg, and Leonard George, Giles County; and one sister, Mrs. John Rufus Sanders, Pulaski. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

GEORGE, Clara Holt The Pulaski Citizen 18 Sep 1857
Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Holt George, 74, wife of Earl B. George of the Dellrose community of Lincoln County, were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Gallant Funeral Home in Fayetteville. Rites were conducted by the Rev. W. C. Folks and the Rev. Glen Phillips and burial took place in Riverview Cemetery, Fayetteville. She died Monday night at the home after an illness of two years.
Mrs. George, the last member of her immediate family, was a native of Giles County, the daughter of the late Dr. Wyatt Holt and Mendosa Bass Holt, and was a member of the Methodist Church.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. George is survived by one son, Frank Wyatt George, Dellrose; and one daughter, Mrs. Wilson T. Carter of Prospect; and two grandchildren.

GEORGE, Robert Wilson The Pulaski Citizen 1 Sep 1954
Robert Wilson George, 75, owner of Pulaski Stockyards and a livestock dealer in this county, died of a heart attack at Giles County Hospital about 11 o'clock Tuesday night.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Thursday afternoon at First Baptist Church by Dr. J. Clark Hensley, pastor and the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Giles County Baptist minister. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery in Pulaski.

Mr. George was a native of Giles County, the son of the late John Wesley George and Lucy Thrower George. He was a member of the Baptist Church and a well-known business leader of the area. For many years prior to establishing the Pulaski Stockyards, Mr. George operated a grocery on North First Street, just off the square.
Mr. George is survived by his wife, Mrs. Hattie Pearl Griffis George; a sister, Mrs. John Rufus Sanders, Pulaski; and a brother, Charlie George, Lewisburg.

GEORGE, Virginia Mansfield The Pulaski Citizen 30 May 1956
Funeral services were held at 3:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at First Methodist Church in Fayetteville for Mrs. Carl E. George, 77, sister of Dr. W. H. Mansfield, associate pastor of First Methodist Church in Pulaski. Rites were conducted by the pastor, the Rev. E. E. Walkup, and the Rev. Bill Tomlin, pastor of Dellrose Methodist Church and burial took place in Riverview Cemetery.
Mrs. George who had suffered with a heart ailment for several months, died at 8 o'clock Saturday morning at Lincoln County Hospital.
Mrs. George, the former Miss Virginia Mansfield, was born in Sequatchie County, Jan. 29, 1879, the daughter of the late John L. Mansfield and Ellen Bratcher Mansfield. As a young lady, she taught school in Lincoln County and was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church. She was the widow of Carl E. George who for twenty-five years was cashier of the Lincoln County Bank.
Mrs. George is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Dorval Jean, Dellrose; two grandchildren; and three brothers, Dr. Mansfield, Pulaski, James S. Mansfield, Lubbock, Texas, and Matt H. Mansfield, St. Petersburg, Fla.

GERSTLE, Louis The Pulaski Citizen 27 Aug 1952
Louis Gerstle, Louisville businessman, born and reared in Pulaski, died at 9:25 o'clock Sunday morning, July 27, in Louisville, Ky.
Funeral rites were held there the following Wednesday and burial took place in Cave Hill Cemetery in that city.
Mr. Gerstle, chief clerk of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad car-accounting office, and president of Republic Casualty Company, Louisville, was the son of the late Adolph Gerstle and Annie Mason Gerstle of Pulaski.
Mr. Gerstle is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anna H. Gerstle; one sister, Miss Minnie Gerstle, Louisville; two brothers, Irvin Gerstle, Lebanon, Ky. and William Gerstle, Louisville.
Mrs. W. T. Earheart of Pulaski and Mrs. W. R. Willis of Nashville attended the funeral.

GIBSON, Edna Matthews The Pulaski Citizen 12 Sep 1951
Funeral services for Mrs. Edna Matthews Gibson, 75, widow of Jim Gibson, were held at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Glenwood Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Maury County, conducted by the Rev. H. R. Allen and Winford Skinner. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Gibson died at 9 o'clock Sunday morning at her home in the Southport community after a long illness.
A native of Giles County, she was a daughter of the late Elbert Matthews and Amanda Phelps Matthews and was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Gibson is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Albert Dugger, Southport, Mrs. Roy Goad of the Brick Church community, and Mrs. Buford Sands, Waco; three sons, Clayton Gibson of Nashville and Adolphus and Clovis Gibson, Southport; and six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

GILBERT, Bettie Hightower The Pulaski Citizen 25 Apr 1951
Funeral services for Mrs. Bettie Hightower Gilbert, 84, prominent resident of Prospect, who died at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, May 1, at her home, were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Prospect Methodist Church. Rites were conducted by the Rev. Elwood Denson, pastor of the church, and the Rev. S. E. Maples of Lineville, Ala., a nephew of Mrs. Gilbert. Burial took place in the family lot in Prospect Cemetery.
Her health followed a long period of declining health.
Mrs. Gilbert, the last member of her immediate family, was born August 12, 1866 in Limestone County, Ala., the daughter of the late James J. Hightower and Lucy Westmoreland Hightower. Her husband, Cheatham Gilbert, died in 1918. Approximately sixty years ago the family moved to Prospect.
Mrs. Gilbreath, a member of the Methodist Church, is survived by one daughter, Mrs. John W. Jones, Prospect; two granddaughters, Mrs. O. B. Matthews, Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., and Mrs. Clarence Stafford, Dallas, Texas; and one grandson, William Wade Jones, Army Air Force, stationed at Vance Air Base at Enid, Okla. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

GILBERT, Ben The Pulaski Record 10 Dec 1947
Ben Gilbert, age 58, died suddenly at his home in Dallas, Texas on Saturday night, December 6. Funeral services were held Teuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Bennett-May Funeral Home with J. C. Elkins officiating. Burial was in the Maplewood Cemetery.
Mr. Gilbert was a native of Giles County and a member of the Methodist Church.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Hallie B. Woodard Gilbert; his mother, Mrs. Betty Gilbert; one sister, Mrs. Johnnie Jones of Prospect, and one daughter, Mrs. Eloise Conti.

GILBERT, Eunice Powers The Pulaski Citizen 23 May 1951
Funeral services for Mrs. Eunice Powers Gilbert, 75, resident of Bethel, who died at 2:15 o'clock Monday afternoon, May 21, after a long illness, at Powers Hospital in Athens, Ala., were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Bethel Methodist Church. Elder A. J. Rollings of Athens and Rev. Elwood Denson, pastor of the Bethel Methodist Church, officiated, and burial took place in the Stella Cemetery.
Although born in Alabama, she lived most of her life in Giles County. She was the daughter of Thomas Powers and Susie Sims Powers. She was twice married; her first husband was Jim Smith. In later years she was married to W. S. Gilbert who died a number of years ago.

Mrs. Gilbert, a member of the Methodist Church, is survived by one son, Ben Smith, Bethel; one step-son, Charles R. Gilbert, Pulaski; one sister, Mrs. Will Nichols, Elkmont, Ala.; two brothers, Dr. Alvin Powers, Athens, Ala., and Ed Powers, Decatur, Ala.; one granddaughter, Mrs. Stanley Trimble, Sheffield, Ala.; and a number of step-grandchildren. Wilson Carter and Company, Funeral Director.

GILBERT, Fred The Pulaski Citizen 20 May 1959
Funeral services for Fred Gilbert, 73, retired farmer of the Prospect community, were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Prospect Methodist Church, conducted by James E. Holt, Church of Christ minister. Burial took place in Prospect Cemetery. Mr. Gilbert died from a heart ailment en route to Giles County Hospital Friday night.
Born February 5, 1886, in Giles County, he was the son of the late John Gilbert and Alice Whitfield Gilbert, and was a member of the Church of Christ.
Mr. Gilbert is survived by his wife, Mrs. Leighton James Gilbert; one son, James Gilbert, Prospect; two daughters, Miss Juanita Gilbert, Prospect, and Mrs. James Simpson, Goodlettsville and two sisters, Misses Esther and Ruth Gilbert, Prospect; and one brother, J. T. Gilbert, Pulaski.
Wilson T. Carter and Company in charge.

GILBERT, Gordon Van The Pulaski Citizen 27 Sep 1950
Gordon Van Gilbert, 73, well known citizen of the Prospect community, died suddenly of a heart attack at 2 o'clock on Monday afternoon, September 25, while seated in a chair on his porch.
Funeral rites were held at 2:30 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon at the residence, conducted by the Rev. Elwood Denson, pastor of the Prospect Methodist Church, and burial in the Prospect Cemetery.
Mr. Gilbert was a lifelong resident of the Prospect community, the son of the late John E. Gilbert and India Westmoreland Gilbert. In his youth he was a well known baseball player. For a number of years he farmed, later entering the local truck business, a business he
owned and operated between Prospect and Pulaski for a period of approximately for twenty years or more.
Mr. Gilbert is survived by one sister, Mrs. H. F. Cook, Prospect; three nieces, Mrs. H. G. Daly and Mrs. W. R. Spears, Nashville, and Miss Mary Phillips of Columbia; and one nephew, William Cook, Nashville.

GILBERT, Hallie Woodward The Pulaski Citizen 13 Jan 1954
Funeral services for Mrs. Hallie Woodward Gilbert, 58, wife of the late Ben Gilbert, who died Friday night, January 8, were held at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday morning at Bennett-May Funeral Home. Rites were conducted by the Rev. Sam R. Dodson, Jr., pastor of the First Methodist Church, and burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mrs. Gilbert died at 8:25 o'clock Friday night at her home in Dallas, Texas, following several months' illness.
Born and reared in Giles County, she was the daughter of Mrs. Louella McAfee Woodward and the late Fletcher O. Woodward. She attended public schools and Martin College in Pulaski.
In addition to her mother, Mrs. Gilbert is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Clarence Stafford; one grandchild; and one sister, Mrs. Sam Weinstein, all of Dallas, Texas. and one brother, Dempsey Woodward, of Pulaski.


GILBERT, Joseph Russell The Pulaski Citizen 9 Nov 1955
Funeral services for Joseph Russell Gilbert, 69, Prospect farmer and assistant postmaster, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at Prospect Methodist Church. Burial took place in Prospect Cemetery.
Mr. Gilbert died Friday at Giles County Hospital.
Mr. Gilbert is survived by one sister, Mrs. W. B. Wilson, Prospect; and one brother, Ransome Gilbert, Decatur, Ala.

GILBERT, Lula Ridgeway The Pulaski Citizen 17 Nov 1954
Mrs. Luther L. Gilbert, Sr., 87, former Prospect resident, died at noon Wednesday morning, at her home in Knoxville after a long illness.
Funeral rites will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Prospect Methodist Church, with the Rev. J. C. Elkins, of St. Joseph, a former pastor, officiating. Burial will take place in the family lot in Prospect Cemetery.
The former Miss Lula Ridgeway, she was born and reared at Prospect, the daughter of the late William Jarrot and Harriet Hunter Ridgeway. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Her husband, Dr. Luther L. Ridgeway, leading Prospect physician, died many years ago.
Mrs. Gilbert, in recent years has made her home in Knoxville, is survived by three daughters, Miss Florence Gilbert and Mrs. James D. McLemore, both of Knoxville, and Mrs. Hall Stephens, Atlanta, Ga.; one son, Luther L. Gilbert, druggist in Chattanooga; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Milton Caneer, Lynnville and Miss Sara Ridgeway, Knoxville. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors in charge

GILBERT, Malloy The Pulaski Citizen 1 Jan 1958
Funeral services for Malloy Gilbert, 67, Prospect merchant, were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Prospect Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. W. C. Folks. Burial took place in the Prospect Cemetery. Mr. Gilbert died early Saturday at Mid-State Baptist Hospital in Nashville after a long illness.
Born and reared at Prospect, he was the son of the late John D. Gilbert and Alice Whitfield Gilbert. He was a member of the Methodist Church. A veteran of World War I and a member of the American Legion.
Mr. Gilbert is survived by his wife, Mrs. Stella James Gilbert; two sisters, Miss Esther Gilbert and Miss Ruth Gilbert, Prospect; and two brothers, Fred Gilbert, Prospect, and T. J. Gilbert, Pulaski.

GILBERT, Ransom R. The Pulaski Citizen 8 Jan 1958
Funeral services fo Ransom R. Gilbert, 76, of Decatur, Ala., and former resident of the Prospect community, were held Tuesday afternoon at Brown Funeral Home in Decatur with the Rev. Wallace W. Lovett officiating. Mr. Gilbert died at 3 o'clock on Sunday afternoon, January 5, at his home after several months of declining health.
Born March 24, 1881, he was the son of the late Esq. J. C. Gilbert and Tennie Richardson Gilbert.

Mr. Gilbert is survived by his wife, Mrs. Octavia Gilbert; two sons, Charles W. Gilbert, Huntsville, Ala., and John R. Gilbert, Decatur; one daughter, Mrs. Clark Wilkinson, Elkton; five grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. W. B. Wilson, Prospect.

GILBERT, Robert Lester The Pulaski Citizen 29 Jul 1953
Robert Lester Gilbert, 63, native Giles Countian, died of a heart attack Sunday morning, July 26, in a hospital in Spartanburg, S. C.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at Hendersonville, S. C.
Born and reared in Giles County, he was the son of the late Robert A. Gilbert and Mary Lou Lester Gilbert of Prospect. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mr. Gilbert had lived in Nashville a number of years and had been employed by Daniel Construction Company for many years.
Mr. Gilbert is survived by his wife, Mrs. Inez Timmerman Gilbert; one son, Robert Gilbert, Birmingham, Ala.; and two sisters, Mrs. Harry Leigh Aymett and Miss Mattie Gilbert, both of Pulaski.

GILBERT, Robert W. The Pulaski Citizen 13 Jan 1954
Funeral services for Robert W. "Poss" Gilbert, 65, Prospect merchant, were held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon, January 1, at Prospect Methodist Church. The Rev. W. C. Folks, pastor of the church, and the Rev. Troy Bunch of Clifton, a former pastor, officiated and burial took place in the Prospect Cemetery.
Mr. Gilbert died suddenly at 7:30 o'clock Wednesday night, December 30, at his home at Prospect.
A lifelong resident of the Prospect community, he was born January 4, 1888, the son of the late John D. Gilbert and Alice Whitfield Gilbert. He was an active member of the Methodist Church.
Mr. Gilbert is survived by his wife, Mrs. Almeda Malone Gilbert; two sisters, Miss Ruth Gilbert and Miss Esther Gilbert, Prospect; and three brothers, Malloy Gilbert and Fred Gilbert, both of Prospect, and J. Taz Gilbert, Pulaski. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors

GILBREATH, Cora Ewing The Pulaski Citizen 15 May 1957
Funeral services for Mrs. John Simeon Gilbreath, 87, oldest member of First Presbyterian Church in Pulaski, were held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the church with Rev. Wallace Carr, pastor officiating. Burial took place in the family lot in Lynnwood Cemetery in Lynnville.
Mrs. Gilbreath died at 8:30 o'clock Thursday night, May 9, at Giles County Hospital after an illness of one month.
The former Miss Cora Ewing, she was born May 27, 1869, in Marshall County, the daughter of the late Floyd B. Ewing and Mary Jane Knox Ewing. She was graduated from the old Haynes-McLean School in Lewisburg and taught in the Marshall County school system prior to her marriage.
Her husband, who was postmaster in Pulaski, for a number of years, died in 1919.

Mrs. Gilbreath is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ralph Nall, Pulaski and Mrs. J. C. Sawyers, Dyersburg; one son, Joe Knox Gilbreath, assistant postmaster, Pulaski; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Ittie Ewing, Lewisburg. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

GILBREATH, John Floyd The Pulaski Citizen 4 Apr 1951
John Floyd Gilbreath, 59, retired post office official, died of coronary thrombosis at 4:45 a. m. Saturday, March 31, at the Giles County Hospital. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the First Presbyterian Church in which he had served for many years as an elder. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery. The Rev. A. E. Dimmock, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church and Dr. J. D. Quillian of Martin College officiated at the funeral.
Mr. Gilbreath who was connected with the Pulaski Post Office until his retirement in 1944, was a native of Giles County, and was a graduate of Massey Military Academy in Pulaski. He was the son of the late J. Simeon Gilbreath, former Pulaski Postmaster and Mrs. Cora Ewing Gilbreath of Pulaski, who survives.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nell Vieira Gilbreath, who heads the Dramatic Department of Martin College; two sisters, Mrs. Ralph Nall, Pulaski and Mrs. J. C. Sawyer, Dyersburg; and one brother, Joe K. Gilbreath, assistant postmaster at Pulaski. Pulaski Funeral Home, Funeral Directors.

GILBERT, Earl Bedford The Pulaski Citizen 2 Sep 1953
Earl Bedford Gilbert, 88, retired Columbia yard foreman for the L & N Railroad died at 3 o'clock Sunday, August 23, at his home in Columbia after a five weeks' illness.
Funeral services were held at Oakes and Nichols Funeral Home, Columbia, by the Rev. Fred Gates, Episcopal minister. Burial took place in Rose Hill Cemetery in Columbia.
A native of Giles County, he was the son of the late John Calvin Gilbert and Tranquilla Gracey Gilbert. He retired eight years ago after working fifty-six years on the railroad. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Gilbert is survived by two daughters, Miss Eva Gilbert and Miss Elizabeth Gilbert, both of Columbia, and a brother, Charles C. Gilbert of McMinnville.

GILL, Mamie The Pulaski Citizen 10 May 1950
Funeral services for Miss Mamie Gill, 77, who died at 8 o'clock Sunday night, May 7, at her home in Lynnville after several months illness, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Lynnville Church of Christ. Elder C. E. Posey of Rogersville, Ala., a former pastor, officiated and burial took place in Lynnwood Cemetery.
Daughter of the late William Gill and Mary Tharpe Gill, she was a lifelong resident of the Lynnville community and had been a member of the Church of Christ for the greater part of her life.
Miss Gill is survived by one sister, Mrs. John English, Lynnville; two brothers, Albert Gill, Florence, Ala., and Hubert Gill, Jersey City, N. J.

GILLIAM, Della Pilkinton The Pulaski Citizen 1 Feb 1950

Funeral services for Mrs. William Walker Gilliam, 70, resident of the Lynnville section, who died at 8:35 o'clock Tuesday morning, January 31, at her home, were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Lynnville Presbyterian Church, conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister. Burial took place in Lynnwood Cemetery.
She was the former Miss Della Pilkinton, daughter of the late John Pilkinton and Adeline Day Pilkinton, and was a lifelong resident of the county. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Gilliam is survived by her husband, William Walker Gilliam; two daughters, Mrs. Walter Binkley and Mrs. Glen Martin; and two sons, Hugh Kenneth Gilliam and L. W. Gilliam, all of Lynnville.


GILLIAM, Ella The Pulaski Citizen 30 Jul 1952
Funeral services for Miss Ella Gilliam, 78, will be held at 2 o'clock Thurday afternoon at Pleasant Hill Methodist Church, near Ardmore, conducted by Rev. Elwood Denson of Prospect, and burial will take place in the Marks Cemetery, near Aspen Hill.
She died at 4:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, at the home of her sister, Mrs. John Brazier of Ardmore.
A lifelong resident of the county, she was born October 10, 1873, the daughter of the late George Gilliam and Elvira Covey Gilliam. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
Miss Gilliam is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Brazier, Ardmore, and Mrs. R. H. Birdsong, Prospect; and two brothers, Jim Gilliam, Elkton, and Bob Gilliam, South Carolina. Wilson Carter and Company, Funeral Directors.

GILLIAM, Hester Lee Martin The Pulaski Citizen 29 Nov 1950
Funeral services for Mrs. Hester Lee Martin Gilliam, 54, who died at 6 o'clock Wednesday night, November 29, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Gerald Wright, in the Odd Fellows Hall community, after several years illness, will be held at 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at New Zion Baptist Church. Rites will be conducted by Elder A. C. Dreaden, minister of the Pulaski Church of Christ, and burial will take place in the church cemetery.
She was born in the county and was the daughter of the late Albert Martin and Lillie Deering Martin.
In addition to the one daughter, Mrs. Wright, Mrs. Gilliam is survived by two sons, Edward Graves and James Gilliam; and three grandsons, all of Giles County.

GILLIAM, John Buford The Pulaski Citizen 16 May 1951
Funeral services for John Buford Gilliam, 74, retired farmer and mechanic, who died at 6 o'clock Tuesday evening, May 8, at Giles County Hospital after a two weeks illness, will be held at one o'clock Thursday afternoon, in the chapel of Pulaski Funeral Home. Rites will be conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister, and the Rev. Fred C. Woodard, pastor of the Pulaski Methodist Church, and burial will take place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Born June 30, 1876, in Giles County, he was the son of the late George W. Gilliam and Ellen Cody Gilliam.

Mr. Gilliam is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anna Holt Gilliam; three daughters, Miss Mary Ellen Gilliam and Mrs. Shaver Gennoe, Pulaski; and Mrs. Joe Ferrell, Jersey City, N. J.; two sons, Vester Gilliam, Clarksville, and Paul Gilliam, Pulaski; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. R. H. Birdsong, Prospect, Miss Ella Gilliam and Mrs. John Brazier, both of Ardmore; and two brothers, R. L. Gilliam and Jim P. Gilliam, both of Elkton. Pulaski Funeral Home, Funeral Directors.

GILLIAM, Jonas Wilson The Pulaski Citizen 18 Jun 1958
Funeral services for Jonas W. Gilliam, 80, retired blacksmith, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at Ralston Chapel in Fayetteville with the burial in the Wright Cemetery at McBurg. Mr. Gilliam died on Sunday morning, June 8, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, after a long illness.
Born in Alabama, February 13, 1878, he was the son of the late John Benjamin Gilliam and Matilda Brown Gilliam, and was a member of the Church of Christ. His wife, Mrs. Maudie Bland Gilliam, died May 1, 1945.
Mr. Gilliam is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Alton Turner, Pulaski, Mrs. M. N. LaCroix, Nashville, and Mrs. Houston Gatlin, Memphis; two sons, Dennis Gilliam, Nashville, with whom he made his home, and Paul Gilliam, Memphis; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Hattie Wales, Athens, Ala.; and one brother, J. B. Gilliam, New Mexico.

GILLIS, Ruby Mae The Pulaski Citizen 12 Mar 1952
Ruby Mae Gillis, 9, third grade pupil in Pulaski Elementary School, died at 10:15 o'clock Monday morning, March 10, from complications of measles and pneumonia at the home of her mother, Mrs. Richard Elder on South Second Street in Pulaski.
Funeral services were held at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning in the auditorium of Prospect High School, conducted by Rev. Elwood Denson, pastor of Prospect Methodist Church. Burial took place in McGlamory Cemetery near Collinwood in Wayne County.
Born August 10, 1942 in Nashville, she was the daughter of Mrs. Alma Smith Elder and Wayne Gillis of Detroit, Mich.
In addition to the mother and father, the child is survived by her step-father, Richard Elder and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Smith, Sr., of Prospect, and Mrs. Mattie Gillis, of Savannah, Tenn. Wilson Carter and Company, Funeral Directors.

GLADISH, Henry The Pulaski Citizen 3 Mar 1954
Funeral services for Henry Gladish, 68, native Giles Countian, were held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the North Funeral Home in Lawrenceburg, with Dr. W. H. Mansfield, pastor of First Methodist Church officiating. Burial took place in the Lay Cemetery at Ethridge.
Mr. Gladish died Thursday in Lawrence County Hospital following a long illness.
Born and reared in Giles County, he was the son of the late Samuel Gladish and Martha Smithson Gladish.. Mr. Gladish was a cotton gin mechanic and for a number of years managed the W. L. Gladish gins at Ethridge and Pulaski.

Mr. Gladish is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ruby Wilkins Gladish; four daughters, Mrs. J. P. Mobbs, Ethridge, Mrs. Al Robb, Big Bend, Calif., Mrs. Kelsey Waer, Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Ethel White, Nashville; three sons, Marion Gladish, Ethridge, James H. Gladish, Evansville, Ind., Wendell Gladish, Pulaski; fourteen grandchildren; six brothers, W. L. Gladish, Lawrenceburg, James S. Gladish, Oklahoma City, Okla., Neal F. Gladish, Wilmington, Del., Tom F. Gladish, Mississippi, John M. Gladish, Pulaski, and Noble Gladish, Nashville.

GLADISH, John M. The Pulaski Citizen 29 May 1957
John M. Gladish, 83, retired church and business leader of Pulaski, died at 10:30 a. m. Wednesday at his home on South Third Street after an extended period of ill health.
Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p. m. at Bennett-May Funeral Home by the Rev. Wallace Carr, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Pulaski, with Bennett-May Funeral Directors in charge.
A native of Giles County, Mr. Gladish was the son of the late Samuel Washington and Martha Smithson Gladish. He had resided in Pulaski most of his life and had been active in the business world as a building contractor for many years until his health failed. He had taken part in the First Presbyterian Church where he was an elder.
Mr. Gladish was twice married. His first wife, Mrs. Florence Bell Gladish, died in 1925, and his second wife, Mrs. Nell Lukenbill Gladish survives.
Other survivors are two sons, Hugh Gladish of Murfreesboro and Leon Gladish of Chattanooga; 3 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Lura Abegglen, Portland, Oregon; and five brothers, Noble Gladish of Nashville, W. L. Gladish of Lawrenceburg; Tom Gladish of Raymond, Miss., Neil Gladish of Wilmington, Del. and James S. Gladish of Lawton, Okla.

GLADISH, Neal The Pulaski Citizen 12 Mar 1958
Funeral services for Neal Gladish, 70, native Giles Countian, were held Sunday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by Dr. William H. Mansfield, associate minister of First Methodist Church, with burial in Maplewood Cemetery. Mr. Gladish who lived in Wilmington, Del., for forty-five years, died unexpectedly at his home at 6:15 o'clock Friday morning, March 7.
Born March 9, 1888, in Giles County, he was the son of Samuel W. Gladish and Martha Smithson Gladish. He was a retired nurseryman.
Mr. Gladish is survived by his wife, Mrs. Orlean Bass Gladish, also a native Giles Countian; one sister, Mrs. Adolph Abegglen, Portland, Ore.; and four brothers, Noble S. Gladish, Nashville, Will Gladish, Lawrenceburg, Thomas Gladish, Raymond, Miss., and James Gladish, Lawton, Okla.
Relatives who came from a distance for the funeral were Mrs. Abegglen, Portland, Ore., Noble Gladish, Nashville, Will Gladish, Lawrenceburg, Mrs. Henry Gladish and Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Mobbs, Ethridge, and Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Gladish, Murfreesboro. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

GLASCO, Bob The Pulaski Citizen 23 May 1951
Funeral services for Bob Glasco, 66, farmer of the Prospect community, who died at 7:40 o'clock Friday night, May 18, at Giles County Hospital, after a weeks illness, were held at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Pulaski Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister. Burial took place in the Aspen Hill Cemetery.
Born in Giles County, he was the son of the late Rube Glasco and Lucy Beavers Glasco. He was a member of the Methodist Church.

Mr. Glasco is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lou McNeese Glasco; one foster son, St. Claude Buchana, Fort Benning, Ga.; one sister, Mrs. K. L. Dunavant, Campbellsville; one brother, John Glasco, Columbia; and one half-brother, Ed Glasco, Prospect. Pulaski Funeral Home, Funeral Directors.

GLASCO, Ona Bell The Pulaski Citizen 12 Sep 1951
Funeral services for Mrs. Ona Bell Glasco, 69, were held at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mrs. Glasco died of a heart attack about 10:45 o'clock Sunday morning as she was returning to her home after Sunday School. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
She lived in Decatur, Ala., after her marriage to Clay Glasco. He died in 1946 and she returned to Pulaski two years ago.
Mrs. Glasco was born August 14, 1882, in Giles County. Upon the death of her parents, Thomas Bell and Nancy Evans Bell, she made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Dick Harris, in Pulaski.
She is survived by three first cousins, Mrs. A. C. Carter, Petersburg, Mrs. Mae Abernathy, Columbia, and Mrs. Berta Hanna, Nashville. Flournoy Gardner and Roy Gardner are nephews of her husband.

GLASCO, Rosie Etta The Pulaski Citizen 5 Jun 1957
Funeral services for Mrs. Rosie Etta Glasco, 77, Minor Hill resident, were held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Temperance Oak, Ala., with burial in the cemetery in that community. Mrs. Glasco died at 11:30 o'clock Thursday night, May 30, at Giles County Hospital after a long illness.
She was a native of Limestone County, Ala., but had lived in Giles County many years.
Mrs. Glasco is survived by her husband, Edd Glasco, Minor Hill; one son, Clarence Glasco, Goodspring; five grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Bob Foster, Dyersburg. Wilson Carter and Company, morticians in charge.

GLOVER, Gus Griffin The Pulaski Citizen 28 Mar 1951
Funeral services for Gus Griffin Glover, 72, native Giles Countian, who died at 2 o'clock Friday morning, March 23, at his home in Lawrenceburg after a six months illness, were held at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the North Funeral Home. Burial took place in the Henryville Cemetery in Lawrence County.
Mr. Glover, owner of a grocery at Lawrenceburg, was a native of Giles County but had lived in Lawrence County about twenty-four years.
Mr. Glover is survived by his wife, Mrs. Grace Tripp Glover; twelve children by a former marriage, including four daughters, Mrs. J. J. Smith, Selmer, Mrs. Minnie Woodruff and Mrs. Lois Alvis, both of Stockton, Calif., and Mrs. Mary Garner, Goodsprings; eight sons, Roy Glover, Luther Glover, Thomas Glover, Edward Glover and Raymond Glover, all of Goodsprings, Garfield Glover, Shelbyville, Elmo Glover, Pulaski, and James Glover, Rome, Ga.; two step-sons, Louis Tripp and Houston Tripp, both of Lawrenceburg; forty-one grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren.



GLOVER, Melvin The Pulaski Citizen 25 Aug 1954
Funeral services for Melvin Glover, 48, farmer of the Bodenham community, were held at 9:30 o'clock Tuesday morning at Choate's Creek Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton and the Rev. Virgil Felker. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
Mr. Glover died Saturday night at Lawrenceburg Sanitarium following several months illness.
A native of Giles County, he was born November 18, 1905, the son of the late Thomas Glover and Emma Warren Glover.
Mr. Glover is survived by his wife, Mrs. Iva Alberta Stone Glover; three daughters, Virginia Louise, Emma Fay, and Carol Rose Glover; four sons, Melvin Lawrence Glover, Leroy Glover, Frank Glover and David Glover, all of the home address; three sisters, Mrs. Jennie Phillips, Bodenham, Mrs. Ethel Woodruff, McCloud, Okla., and Mrs. Callie Rutherford, Shores community of Giles County; one brother, Richard Glover; and one half-brother, Thomas Green, both of Giles County. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

GLOVER, Walter May The Pulaski Citizen 21 Feb 1951
Walter May Glover, 78, retired farmer of the Eighteenth Civil District, died on Tuesday, February 6, at his home in the Scotts Hill community.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Pleasant Ridge Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Eris Journey, and burial took place in the church cemetery.
Born October 10, 1872 in Giles County, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Tom Glover. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mrs. Sallie Hughes Glover was his first wife, Mrs. Hattie Nave Glover the second wife, survives.
By the first marriage, Mr. Glover is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Beulah Nave, Scotts Hill, and Mrs. Lizzie Smith and Mrs. Lura Hughes, both of Killen, Ala.; and five sons, Jim Glover, Vollie Glover, Arthur Glover, Earl Glover and Dewey Glover, all of Killen, Ala.
By the second marriage, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Allen Bassham, Lawrenceburg; and two sons, Gladys Glover and Howard Glover, both of Scotts Hill. Mr. Glover is also survived by forty-five grandchildren, forty-five great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren; and one brother, Gus Glover, Lawrenceburg. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

GOAR, Henry A. The Pulaski Citizen 16 Apr 1958
Funeral services for Henry A. Goar, 44, Minor Hill resident, were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Minor Hill Church of Christ, conducted by Billy Davidson, with the burial in the church cemetery. Mr. Goar, operator of a produce company in Huntsville, Ala., died of a sudden illness Friday morning at the company plant in Huntsville.
Mr Goar, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Goar of Minor Hill, is also survived by his wife, Mrs. Annie Edde Goar; and two sons, Maryon Goar and Charles Goar, all of Minor Hill.




GOATS, John Bell The Pulaski Citizen 29 Jan 1958
Graveside services for John Bell Goats, 74, retired farmer of the Gimlet Creek section, will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Rose Hill Cemetery in the Nineteenth Civil District. Mr. Goats died at 10:30 o'clock Monday night at his home after a long illness.
Born November 15, 1883, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Thomas Edward Goats and Mary Ellen Horne Goats. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church.
Mr. Goats is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lydia Wilsford Goats; and two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Owens and Mrs. Virginia Rich, both of Long Beach, Calif.; and one brother, Leslie Goats, Pulaski.

GOLDMAN, John Louis The Pulaski Citizen 4 May 1955
Funeral services for John Louis Goldman, 39, were held at 2 o'clock on Monday afternoon, April 25 at Williams Funeral Home in Columbia, conducted by Rev. W. C Moorehead, Methodist minister. Burial took place in Lynnwood Cemetery.
Mr. Goldman died at 12:30 o'clock Sunday morning, April 24, at his home in Birmingham, Ala.
The day was the eighteenth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Goldman.
He was born January 16, 1916, at Waco, in Giles County, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ida Tinsley Goldman, now at Kozie Rest Haven in Columbia, and the late John Goldman.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Goldman is survived by his wife, Mrs. Helen Oaklene Cross Goldman; and two children, Linda Frances Goldman and John Marvin Goldman, all of Birmingham..

GOOCH, Boss The Pulaski Citizen 16 Aug 1958
Funeral services for Boss Gooch, 83, retired farmer of Kedron, were held at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Kedron Methodist Church with the burial in the church cemetery. Mr. Gooch died at 11:15 o'clock Saturday night at his home of a paralytic stroke.
Born October 1, 1874, in Giles County, he was the son of the late John Y. Gooch and Euphie Hanna Gooch.
Mr. Gooch is survived by his wife, Ola Gouldman Gooch, Kedron; three grandchildren, Thomas Gooch, Havelock, N. C., Frank Gooch and Mrs. James Hasting, Kedron; two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Ada Cathcart, Lawrenceburg. Wilson T. Carter and Company, Morticians in charge.

GOOCH, Clarence The Pulaski Citizen 8 Aug 1951
Funeral services for Clarence Gooch, 60, farmer of Kedron community, were held at three o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Hanna Baptist Church by Elder J. Clifford Murphy, Church of Christ minister. Burial was in the Shores Cemetery.
Mr. Gooch died in Giles County Hospital at 12:35 o'clock Saturday afternoon of a self-inflicted shotgun wound.
According to Deputy Sheriff Hal Stewart, who investigated, Mr. Gooch shot himself in the left side of the head about seven o'clock Friday night in the living room of his home shortly after returning home from Pulaski. Members of his family said Mr. Gooch had been in ill health for some time and was also despondent over the probability of his son's being called for military service.

The son of Will and Alice Rolland Gooch, he was born in Giles County and had lived most of his life in the Kedron community.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Minnie Miller Gooch; a daughter, Miss Carol June Gooch; two sons, Clarence Gooch, Jr. and W. J. Gooch, all of Kedron; a sister, Mrs. Hattie Corder, Nashville; a brother, Arch Gooch of Pulaski; and a half-sister, Miss Mary Gooch of Nashville.

GOOCH, Jessie Dunivant The Pulaski Citizen 4 Mar 1953
Funeral services for Mrs. Jessie Dunivant Gooch, 68, native Giles Countian, were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Pleasant Hill Church at Stella. The Rev. W. C. Folks officiated and burial took place in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Gooch, wife of Zeno Gooch, died at 10:45 o'clock Sunday morning at the Oak Ridge Hospital, following a few days illness.
Mrs. Gooch born May 8, 1892, was the daughter of the late William Dunivant and Sonora Osborne Dunivant. She was a member of the Bethel Methodist Church.
Mrs. Gooch, who had been residing in Oak Ridge for a number of years, is survived by her husband, Zeno Gooch; one daughter, Mrs. Gladys Farris, Nashville; six sons, Asa W. Gooch, U. S. Marines stationed in Miami, Fla., Everett Gooch, USAF stationed at Smyrna, William D. Gooch, Leon Gooch, and Douglas Gooch, Oak Ridge, and Charles Gooch, Nashville; and four brothers, J. T. Dunivant, Pulaski, R. D. Dunivant and Otis Dunivant, both of Oklahoma, Okla., and Burt Dunivant, Sheffield, Ala. Pulaski Funeral Home, Funeral Directors.

GOOCH, John Yancey The Pulaski Citizen 27 Dec 1950
Funeral services for John Yancey Gooch, 80, retired farmer of the Stella community, who died at 2:10 o'clock on Saturday morning, December 23, at his home, were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Hanna Baptist Church. Rites were conducted by the Rev. Smith Cunningham of Murfreesboro, assisted by the Rev. Ralph C. Balch of Harvest, Ala., and Masonic rites concluded the service at the grave. He had been in declining health for the past year.
Born December 4, 1870, in the county, he was the son of the late John Y. Gooch, Sr., and Euphence Hanna Gooch.
Mr. Gooch is survived by his wife, Mrs. Euphilia Kerr Gooch; three daughters, Miss Zera Gooch, Columbia, Mrs. Herschell Smithermann, Sylacauga, Ala., and Miss Bernice Gooch, Stella; two sons, Minus Gooch, Pulaski and Kerr Gooch, Kedron; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. John Cathcart, Stella; and one brother, Boss Gooch, Kedron. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

GOOCH, Mary The Pulaski Citizen 5 Mar 1952
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Gooch, 74, who died at 10 o'clock Tuesday night, February 26, at her home in Nashville after several months of failing health, will be held at 11 o'clock Thursday morning at Bennett-May Funeral Home. Burial will take place in the Shores Cemetery in Giles County.
Born in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Willie Gooch and Emma Roland Gooch.

She is survived by one son, Herman Gooch, Nashville; one half-sister, Hattie Corder, Goodlettsville; and one half-brother, Arch Gooch, Pulaski. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

GOODMAN, John Marlin Sr. The Pulaski Citizen 8 Jul 1959
Funeral services for John Marlin Goodman, Sr., 70, farmer of the Brick Church Community, were held Tuesday afternoon at McDaniel Funeral Home, with the rites conducted by the Rev. George Regas, rector of the Church of the Messiah, Episcopal, Pulaski. Burial took place in Beechwood Cemetery, Cornersville.
Mr. Goodman died Monday at a Lewisburg hospital. A native of Cobb County, Ga., Mr. Goodman was co-owner of the Goodman-Dean Marble Company in Columbia prior to moving to Giles County in 1918. He had farmed since that time. He was an Episcopalian.
Mr. Goodman is survived by his wife, Mrs. Katherine Kennedy Goodman; one daughter, Mrs. William Beech, Belfast; three sons, John Marlin Goodman, Jr., Pulaski, Harry Goodman, Loudon, Mark Goodman, Cornersville; three grandchildren; two half-sisters, Mrs. J. F Pierson, Las Vegas, Nev., Mrs. R. L. Wham, Chicago; two half-brothers, Francis and George Goodman, Georgia.

GOODWIN, Mattie T. The Pulaski Citizen 21 May 1958
Funeral services for Miss Mattie T. Goodwin, 81, in recent years a resident of Lynnville, were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Lynnville Presbyterian Church. Rites were conducted by the Rev. Fred Rogers of Franklin, former pastor of the church, with the burial in Lynnwood Cemetery.
Miss Goodwin died unexpectedly of a heart attack about 4:30 o'clock Monday afternoon, May 19, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Frank McLaurine, where she made her home.
Born December 2, 1876, at Fayetteville, she was the daughter of the late J. W. Goodwin and Mary Sumner Goodwin. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
In addition to the one sister, Miss Goodwin is survived by one niece, Miss Mary Sumner McLaurine, Lynnville. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors in charge.

GORDON, Annie Jones The Pulaski Citizen 6 May 1959
Funeral services for Miss Annie Jones Gordon, 85, Pulaski resident, were held at 10:00 o'clock Friday morning at Cornersville Presbyterian Church, with the burial in Beechwood Cemetery in Cornersville. Miss Gordon died Wednesday night in a Lewisburg hospital following a heart attack. She was visiting a sister, Mrs. Horace Riggs Harwell, Sr., in Cornersville when she became ill.
A native of Giles County, she was the daughter of the late A. Andrew Gordon and Rebecca Dickerson Gordon, and was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
Miss Gordon is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Harwell, and Mrs. George W. Williamson, Bessemer, Ala.; and two brothers, Rev. John B. Gordon, Winston-Salem, N. C. and Henry B. Gordon, Pulaski.

GORDON, Cora Lillard The Pulaski Citizen 18 Mar 1953

Mrs. Cora Lillard Gordon, 77, resident of the Brick Church community, died at 10 o'clock Saturday night, March 14, at Gordon Hospital in Lewisburg

GORDON, Florence Scott The Pulaski Citizen 6 Dec 1950
Mrs. Florence Scott Gordon, former resident of Pulaski, died suddenly of a cerebral hemorrhage at 3 o'clock Friday morning, December 1, at her home at Dixie Place in Nashville.
Funeral rites were held at 11 o'clock on Saturday morning at the family lot in Maplewood Cemetery, Pulaski, conducted by the Rev. Cullen T. Carter of Elkton, assisted by Elder J. Clifford Murphy.
Born in Maury County, she was the daughter of the late David Columbus Scott and Sarah Elizabeth Amis Scott, pioneer Maury County families. In later years the family moved to Pulaski. She was married to Field Gordon, rural mail carrier of Goodsprings, who died in 1922. Two years later she moved to Nashville and has since lived at the Dixie Place address. She was a member of Belmont Methodist Church in Nashville.
Mrs. Gordon is survived by two sisters, Miss Agnes Scott and Miss Emma Scott, both retired school teachers, Nashville; one brother, Judge Will Daly Scott, Frederick, Okla.; several nieces and nephews; and a step-son, Hayes Gordon, Pulaski.
Pulaski niece and nephews are Mrs. Joe W. Henry, Sr., John Scott Darnell and Fred Scott.

GORDON, Foster Sr. The Pulaski Citizen 12 Sep 1951
Foster Gordon, Sr., 76, well known of the county, died at 7:45 o'clock Monday morning, September 10, at his home in the Bodenham community, following several months illness.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home. The Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister , officiated and burial took place in the family lot in Lynnwood Cemetery in Lynnville.
Born in Lynnville on September 9, 1875, he was the son of the late Capt. Ephriam Herbert Foster Gordon. His first wife, the former Miss Bertha Parker, died September 14, 1939.
Their four sons are Foster Gordon, Jr., Thomas Kennedy Gordon and William Campbell Gordon, all of Pulaski, and Allen Dickerson Gordon, U. S. Government, Germany. There are seven grandchildren.
Mr. Gordon is also survived by his second wife, Mrs. Allene Moran Gordon; and three sisters, Mrs. Jesse L. Jones and Mrs. Robert Perry, both of Pulaski, and Mrs. Bessie G. Smartt, Houston, Texas.
Mr. Gordon was a member of the Presbyterian Church and had served for many years as Sunday School Superintendent of Buford Memorial Presbyterian Church of Buford Station.
Allen Gordon came from Germany by plane for his father's service.

GORDON, James Roy The Pulaski Citizen 2 Dec 1953
James Roy Gordon, 55, died at 3 o'clock Sunday morning, November 29, at his home in the Elkton community, after a long period of declining health.

Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. W. O. Smith, pastor of the Elkton Methodist Church, and the Rev. Jack Jones, Baptist minister. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Born September 17, 1898 in the county, he was the son of the late James Robert Gordon and Margaret Tenny Hardy Gordon.
Mr. Gordon is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lillie Mai Fox Gordon; three daughters, Miss Ruby Gordon and Mrs. John Baugh Massey, both of Elkton and Mrs. Clyde Miller, Carthage; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Robert Scales, Sr., Nashville, and Mrs. Sam Dunnavant, Pulaski; and one brother, Lee Gordon, Tarpley.
A sister, Mrs. Lizzie Kate Gordon Tarpley, died at her home in Nashville at 5:15 o'clock Friday afternoon and the funeral services took place Sunday afternoon in Nashville. Bennett-May and Company, funeral directors in charge.

GORDON, Louie Robert The Pulaski Citizen 1 Jul 1959
Louie Robert Gordon, 73, retired farmer and former Giles County magistrate died at his home in Cornersville at 2:30 a. m. Monday, June 29, following a heart attack.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p. m. Tuesday at Brick Church. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
Mr. Gordon was a native of Giles County, son of Joseph Mid and Belle Goff Gordon. He lived in the Brick Church community all his life with the exception of the past seven years when he moved to Cornersville. He served as a member of the Giles County Quarterly Court for twenty-eight years, and was an elder in the Brick Church Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Susie Wilkinson Gordon; two daughters, Mrs. Henry Rucker, Nashville, and Mrs. Paul Daisey, Silver Springs, Md.; one son, Dr. J. T. Gordon, Lewisburg physician; a brother, J. M. Gordon, Spencer, Tenn.; two sisters, Mrs. Maggie Griffis and Mrs. Betty Burgess, both of Cornersville and four grandchildren.

GORDON, Mary Reed The Pulaski Citizen 16 Jan 1957
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Reed Gordon, 68, native Giles Countian, will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home with burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
Mrs. Gordon died at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Giles County Hospital after a period of declining health.
Born May 10, 1888, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Reuben Ray and Nannie Nunley Ray. She was twice married: her first husband, John Walter Reed, died September 1, 1945. Her second husband, Vaughn Gordon, died a few years ago.
Mrs. Gordon is survived by three sons, Herbert Reed and Clifford Reed, Birmingham, Ala., and David Reed, Montgomery, Ala.; four daughters, Mrs. Frank Garner, Florence, Ala., Mrs. Milton Stancil, Birmingham, Ala., Mrs. George Harton, Monroe, La., and Mrs. Holly Grammar, Nashville; twenty-six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Lessie Wakefield, Mrs. Lou Englett, Pulaski and Mrs. Ella Cobb, Shreveport, La.; and one half-sister, Mrs. Lucille Price, Pulaski. Bennett-May Funeral Company, Morticians in charge.


GORDON, Pearl The Pulaski Citizen 18 Mar 1959
Graveside services for Miss Pearl Gordon, 82, for nineteen years a resident of the Austin Hewitt Home, Pulaski, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Brick Church Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Rites were conducted by the Rev. John B. Lindenberger, pastor of the church, and the Rev. Wallace Carr, pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Pulaski. Miss Gordon died at 7 o'clock Saturday night, March 14, at a Nashville hospital.
Born December 24, 1876, at Brick Church in Giles County, she was the daughter of Abb Gordon and Jennie Harwell Gordon. She was a Presbyterian.
The only immediate survivor is one sister, Miss Mary Gordon, Nashville.
Bennett-May and Company, in charge.

GORDON, William Thomas The Pulaski Citizen 15 Dec 1954
Will Thomas Gordon, 88, retired farmer, died Saturday, December 11, at his home in the Sumac community after a long illness.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Zion Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Lloyd Hickman, Baptist member. Burial took place in the church cemetery. Born July 4, at Brick Church in Giles County, he was the son of the late William Thomas Gordon and Crote Jackson Gordon. He was a member of the Brick Church Presbyterian Church. Mr. Gordon, the last member of his immediate family, is survived by his wife, Mrs. Chessie Palmer Gordon. Wilson Carter and Company, Morticians in charge.

GOSNELL, Willie R. The Pulaski Citizen 5 Sep 1951
Funeral services for Willie R. Gosnell, 64, who died at 7 o'clock Wednesday night, September 5, in a St. Louis, Mo. hospital, will be held Saturday with burial at Brick Church. Following arrival in Lewisburg Friday, the remains will be taken to McDaniel Funeral Home in Cornersville.

GOWAN, Joe Milton The Pulaski Citizen 20 Dec 1950
Funeral services for Joe Milton Gowan, 71, retired farmer of the Goodsprings section, who died at 6 o'clock Tuesday morning, December 19, at the Harris Convalescing Home in Franklin, Tenn., after several months of declining health, were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Providence Church of Christ, conducted by Elder J. Cliffored Murphy, minister of the Church of Christ. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
Born in Coffee County, he was the son of the late John Gowan and Martha Miles Gowan, and the greater part of his life he had made his home in Giles County. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
Mr. Gowan is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Ruby Hamlett, Mrs. Oscar Surles, Mrs. Virgil Pierce and Mrs. Grady Boone; five sons, Bennie Gowan, Joe T. Gowan, Carl Gowan, Hill Gowan and Ernest Gowan; and a number of grandchildren. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

GOWER, Jesse L. The Pulaski Citizen 12 Nov 1952

Funeral services for Jesse L. Gower, 72, retired farmer of the Goodspring community, were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Pleasant Ridge Church, conducted by Elder J. Clifford Murphy. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
Mr. Gower died November 10, at his home after a period of declining health.
Born January 21, 1880, in the county, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Curg Gower. His wife, Mrs. Minnie Gower, died July 10, this year.
Mr. Gower is survived by two sons, Eli Gower and Johnny Gower, both of whom lived with the father; and one grandchild. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

GOWER, Luther B. The Pulaski Citizen 30 Sep 1953
Funeral services for Luther B. Gower, 57, Pulaski resident, will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon in the East Hill Church of Christ, conducted by Virgil Bradford, minister of the church. Burial will take place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mr. Gower died of a heart attack at 7:15 o'clock Tuesday night at Giles County Hospital, following a period of ill health.
Born June 6, 1896 at Lynnville, he was the son of Mrs. Martha Ophelia Wilkes Gower and the late Robert C. Gower. He was in the shoe repair business until declining health caused his retirement. He was a member of East Hill Church of Christ.
In addition to his mother of Lynnville, Mr. Gower is survived by his wife, Mrs. Clemice Davis Gower; one son, Hayden Gower, Pulaski; two daughters, Mrs. Luther Marks, Corpus Christi, Texas, and Mrs. Claudia Caldwell, Evergreen, Texas; and five grandchildren. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

GOWER, Ophelia Wilkes The Pulaski Citizen 10 Feb 1954
Mrs. Ophelia Wilkes Gower, 82, died at 5:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon, February 6, at the home of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Luther Gower, in Pulaski after a long illness.
Funeral services were held at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Cornersville Funeral Home in Cornersville, conducted by Elder Roberts, minister of the Cornersville Churchof Christ, and Elder Virgil Bradford, minister of the East Hill Church of Christ in Pulaski. Burial took place in Mars Hill Cemetery near Cornersville.
Born August 16, 1871, in the Lynnville section, she was the daughter of the late Wood Wilkes and Narsis Doggett Wilkes. The last member of her immediate family, she was a member of the Methodist Church.
Her husband, Robert Gower, died in 1920, and a son, Luther Gower, died September 29, 1953.
In addition to the daughter-in-law, Mrs. Gower is survived by three grandchildren, Hayden Gower, Pulaski, Mrs. Melonee Marks, Corpus Christi, Texas; and five great grandchildren.

GRAMMAR, Benjamin Franklin The Pulaski Citizen 12 Dec 1956

Funeral services for Benjamin Franklin Grammar, 58, farmer of the Blue Creek community, were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at McDaniel Funeral Home in Cornersville with burial in the family lot in Mars Hill Cemetery. Mr. Grammar died at 5:25 o'clock Tuesday morning at Giles County Hospital after a lengthy illness.
A lifelong resident of the Blue Creek community, he was the son of the late J. A. (Bud) Grammar and Maria Tinnon Grammar, and was a member of Robertson Fork Church of Christ.
Mr. Grammar, a batchelor, is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Jim Foster who lived with him, Mrs. Jimmy Boyd, Lynnville, Mrs. Dewey Matthews, Cornersville, and Mrs. Maude Griggs, Nashville; and one brother, John Grammar, Lynnville.

GRASSE, Willie G. The Pulaski Citizen 3 Sep 1958
William Gutler Grasse, 67, died of a heart attack on Saturday, August 30, at a hospital in Monroe, La., following surgery performed several weeks ago. Funeral services were held at the Hixson Brothers Chapel in Monroe, conducted by Father James C. Wattley of St. Albans Episcopal Church, with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery in that city.
Born in Tuskegee, Ala., he was the son of the late Professor Johhn Baptiste Grasse and Mrs. Henrietta Suntag Grasse. Prof. Grasse came to Pulaski in the early 1900's from Athens College, Athens, Ala., to head the music department of Martin College.
Mr. Grasse was employed by Sol Cohn Store in Pulaski for a number of years, later going to Rogers' in Florence, Ala., then to Columbus, Miss.; and finally to Monroe, La.; where for 25 years he was associated with the Palace Department Store in later years becoming a partner in the business. He retired in 1952.
Mr. Grasse is survived by two brothers, Louis B. Grasse, Athens, Ala., and Richard Grasse, Birmingham, Ala.; and one sister, Mrs. Richard E. Dodson, Pulaski.

GRAVES, Charlie E. The Pulaski Citizen 25 Mar 1953
Funeral services for Charlie Emmons Graves, 64, farmer of the Dog Branch community were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Chestnut Grove Methodist Church. Rites were conducted by the Rev. David Graves of Nashville and burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mr. Graves, who had been ill for a long time, died at 8 o'clock Monday morning at Thayer Veterans' Hospital in Nashville.
Born January 28, 1889, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Frank Graves and Dora Toombs Graves. He was a veteran of World War I.
Mr. Graves is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rosalie Holt Graves; one daughter, Mrs. Cletus Beeler; one granddaughter, Linda Carol Beeler; one sister, Mrs. Ernest Newton, Nashville; and four brothers, Rev. Neal Graves, Eagleville, and Bunyan Graves , Stanley Graves and Basley Graves, all of the Dog Branch community. Pulaski Funeral Home, Funeral Directors.
GRAVES, Henry Ellis The Pulaski Citizen 25 May 1955
Henry Ellis Graves, 69, farmer of the Blooming Grove section, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at 5:30 o'clock Thursday morning, May 26, at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. James T. Parsons, pastor of Blooming Grove Methodist Church and burial will take place in Maplewood Cemetery.

Born August 10, 1885, in Giles County, he was the son of the late James Polk Graves and Rachel Hunter Graves.
He was a member of th Methodist Church.
Mr. Graves is survived by his wife, Mrs. Cora Hamlett Graves; one son, Morris Graves, Memphis; and one daughter, Mrs. Olivene Graves Brummitt, Pulaski; two grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Will Hamlett, Pulaski; and one brother, Clyde Graves, Pulaski. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

GRAVES, John Clyde The Pulaski Citizen 5 Dec 1956
Funeral services were held for John Clyde Graves, 79, retired farmer of the Blooming Grove section, at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at East Hill Church of Christ, conducted by Tom Holland, minister of the church. Burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Graves died at 6:20 o'clock Sunday night at his home.
Born August 7, 1877, in Marshall County, he was the son of the late James Graves and Rachel Hunter Graves, and was a member of the Church of Christ.
Mr. Graves is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mertie Coggins Graves; two daughters, Mrs. Oakley Holbert, Wales, and Mrs. Frank Ross, Columbia; three sons, Lemuel Graves, Nashville, Howard Graves, Mishawaka, Ind., and Allen Graves, Pulaski; thirteen grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren; and one sisters, Mrs. Will Hamlett, Blooming Grove.

GRAVES, James Thomas The Pulaski Citizen 14 Jan 1953
Funeral services for James Thomas Graves will be held at two o'clock Friday afternoon at Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church by Virgil Bradford, minister of the East Hill Church of Christ. Burial will be in the Moriah Cemetery.
Mr. Graves died Thursday morning at Thayer Hospital, Nashville, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Pulaski Friday night.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Graves of Pulaski, he was a native of Giles County and had resided in Pulaski for the past several months. He was a graduate of Beech Hill High School and was an employee of the International Minerals and Chemical Corporation plant at Wales at the time of his death.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Roberta Bolden Graves; a son, James Thomas Graves, Jr.; a stepson, Robert Wayne Bolden; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Ross, Columbia; Mrs. Oakley Holbert, Giles County; and three brothers, Howard Graves of Indiana, Allen Graves of Giles County, and Lemuel Graves of Nashville.

GRAVES, Mrs. R. T. The Pulaski Citizen 12 Apr 1950
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday in McMinnville for Mrs. R. T. Graves, a resident of McMinnville, who died on Monday, April 10, following an illness of more than a year.
Mrs. Graves moved to McMinnville about a year ago from Giles County where she and Mr. Graves had made their home for ten or twelve years. For several years they lived in the Tarpley section.
Mrs. Graves is survived by he husband; and two sisters and two brothers.


GRAVES, Will Campbell The Pulaski Citizen 18 Jun 1952
Funeral services for Will Campbell Graves, 67, Limestone farmer, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at Athens, Ala. Church of Christ, conducted by Elder Brackeen. Burial took place in Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Stella in Giles County.
He died at 6 o'clock Sunday morning at the Athens Hospital.
Mr. Graves is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elsie Smith Graves; two daughters, Mrs. Grady Barnett, Legg, Ala., and Mrs. Travis Hamblin; Oak Ridge; one son, Lewis Graves, Lester, Ala.; and two sisters, Mrs. Luther Thompson, Athens, Ala., and Mrs. Joe Webb, Georgiana, Ala. Wilson Carter and Company, Funeral Directors.

GREEN, Annie Lee Tuton The Pulaski Citizen 12 Nov 1958
Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Lee Tuton Green, 79, former resident of Pulaski, were held at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Church of the Messiah, Episcopal with the rector, the Rev. George Regas, officiating. Burial took place in the family lot in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mrs. Green was found Monday in her appartment in the Christian Business and Professional Women's Club in New Orleans, La., where she had made her home; having succumbed to a heart attack.
Born September 13, 1879, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late W. R. Tuton and Susie Reed Tuton, and was educated in the county public schools. Her first husband, James Flippen, also a native of Giles County, died many years ago.
When she entered the business world, she was employed at Sol Cohn's in Pulaski for a number of years. Later she was employed at Loveman's in Nashville for 30 years. For the last ten years, Mrs. Green had been a demonstrator at Maison Blanche Department Store in New Orleans. She was a member of The Church of the Messiah, Episcopal, in Pulaski.
Mrs. Green is survived by one sister, Mrs. Willa Mae Wilson, Pulaski. Bennett-May Company in charge.

GREEN, Hardy A. The Pulaski Citizen 2 Dec 1953
Funeral services for Hardy A. Green, 63, retired farmer of the Eighteenth Civil District, were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Scott's Hill Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister, and burial took place in the church cemetery.
Mr. Green died early Monday morning at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, after a three weeks' stay there. He had been in declining health more than a year.
Mr. Green, a member of the Scott's Hill Baptist Church, was born March 15, 1890, in Giles County, the son of the late Rainey Green and Lou Hardy Green.
Mr. Green is survived by his wife, Mrs. Laura Tittsworth Green; two daughters, Mrs. Araleen Fralix and Mrs. Ivagean Smith, both f the Scott's Hill community; two grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Dora Roberts, Pulaski; and four brothers, William A. Green, Marianna, Ark., Edd Green, Union Hill, Clyde Green, Hartselle, Ala., and Roy Green, Montgomery, Ala. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors in charge.


GREEN, James Edward The Pulaski Citizen 9 May 1956
Funeral services for James Edward Green, 68, farmer of the Scotts Hill community, were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Scotts Hill Baptist Church. The Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister, officiated and burial took place in the church cemetery.
Mr. Green died at one o'clock on Tuesday morning at his home after a three weeks illness. Born January 25, 1888, in Lawrence County, he was the son of the late Rainey Green and Lou Hardy Green.
Mr. Green is survived by his wife, Mrs. Stella Roberts Green; one son, Loyd Green, Scotts Hill; one sister, Mrs. Dora Roberts, Pulaski; and three brothers, William Green, Mariana, Ark., Clyde Green, Hartselle, Ala., and Roy Green, Talledega, Ala. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

GREEN, Paul Otis The Pulaski Citizen 11 Apr 1956
Paul Otis Green, 34, former resident of Giles County residing in Winter Haven, Fla., was killed Saturday morning in a truck collision in Alice, Texas.
Funeral services and burial took place at Winter Haven on Monday.
Mr. Green, an independent fruit trucker, and two other Winter Haven men, who had accompanied him on the trip to Texas, were killed at 3 a. m. when their truck collided with an oil truck.
Green lived in Giles County until about six years ago. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Green, live in the Buford Station community.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Clara Deason Green; two sons,
Jerry and Tommy Green, Winter Haven; six sisters, Mrs. Hal Stewart, Mrs. Walter Sandridge, Mrs. Eskew Hampton, Mrs. Bobbie Faye Beaver and Miss Margaret Green, all of Giles County; Mrs. Donald Martin, Huntsville, Ala.; four brothers, Robert, James and Ronnie Green of Giles County; and Dalton Green, Peoria, Ill., and a half sister, Mrs. Herman Spencer, Mt. Pleasant.

GREEN, Pearl Trimble Richards The Pulaski Citizen 17 Mar 1954
Mrs. Pearl Trimble Richards Green, 78, was fatally burned Monday afternoon when the home of her son, J. D. Richards, several miles from Huntsville, Ala., was destroyed by fire.
Funeral rites and burial will take place Thursday at Vardiman, Miss., former home of the Richards family.
In addition to the son, Mrs. Green, widow of W. A. Green, is survived by a daughter who lives in Washington, D. C. and two grandchildren.
Mrs. R. F. Holt and Miss Myra Rowe of Pulaski are nieces of Mrs. Green.

GREENE, Elizabeth Long The Pulaski Citizen 13 Nov 1957
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Long Greene, 50, Deputy Clerk of the Davidson County Circuit Court, Nashville for the past eight years, and a native Giles Countian, were held at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning at Roesch-Patton Funeral Home in Nashville. Burial took place in the family lot in Mt. Moriah Cemetery west of Pulaski in the afternoon with Dr. J. Clark Hensley, pastor of Pulaski's First Baptist Church officiating at the graveside services.

Mrs. Greene who lived at 1608 Graybar Lane in Nashville, died at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at Mid-State Hospital after a two day illness, having entered the hospital Saturday night due to a cerebral hemorrhage.
Born and reared in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Willie Long and Pearl Long. She attended Pulaski High School and Nashville Business College, moving to Nashville in 1925.
Mrs. Greene was a member of Belmont Heights Baptist Church, the Homemakers Sunday School Class, and was Grand Marshall in 1952 of Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, for Tennessee, and a past Matron of the Rock City Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Mrs. Greene is survived by her husband, John M. Greene, also a Giles Countian to whom she was married May 15, 1926; two daughters, Mrs. Donald Cook, Andalusia, Ala., and Miss Nancy Greene, Nashville; and one son, Ens. John M. Greene, Jr., Unites States Navy, stationed at Norfolk, Va.

GREENE, James Newton The Pulaski Citizen 11 Feb 1953
James Newton Greene, 65, retired farmer of the Bodenham community, died unexpectedly at 8:30 o'clock Monday morning, February 9, at his home. Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Mt. Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. S. O. McAdoo. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
He was a lifelong resident of the Bodenham community, having been born September 30, 1887, and was the son of the late James William Greene and Annie Puryear Greene. He was a member of the Moriah Church. His first wife, Mrs. Alma Hamlett Greene, died November 20, 1920.
Mr. Greene is survived by his second wife, Mrs. Lillian Tomerlin Greene; two daughters, Mrs. James Carter, Louisville, Ky., and Mrs. William Earl Zeigler, Nashville; two sons, James C. Greene, student at University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Robert Newton Greene, State Highway Patrolman stationed at Lawrenceburg; two grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Floyd Neal, Bodenham; and two brothers, Joe Greene and Elmo Greene, Bodenham. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors

GREENE, Jesse O. The Pulaski Citizen 20 Aug 1952
Jesse O. Greene, 51, native Giles Countian and a retired Navy man died at 11:45 o'clock Friday night, August 15, at Rutledge High Veterans Hospital in Rutledge, Mass., following a long illness.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Minor Hill Church of Christ. Burial will take place in the Powell Cemetery, near Minor Hill.
Born February 28, 1901, and reared in Minor Hill, he was the son of the late Charlie Harrison and Utilla Cottrell Greene. He was a Mason.
Mr. Greene, who served twenty-three years in the U. S. Navy, saw duty in submarine service during World War II.
Mr. Greene, resident of Conway, N. H., is survived by his wife, Mrs. Yvonne St. John Greene; two sisters, Mrs. Turner Harrison, Minor Hill, and Mrs. Herman Howell, Scotts Hill; and four brothers, Clyde Greene and Herschel Greene, both of Minor Hill, Frank Greene, Pulaski, and Grady O. (Dick) Greene, Texas City, Texas. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.


GREENE, Robert Taylor The Pulaski Citizen 12 Nov 1958
Funeral services for Robert Taylor Greene, 62, farmer of the Minnow Branch section, will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Lynnville Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Hayden Center. Burial will take place in Lynnwood Cemetery. Mr. Greene died at 8:20 o'clock Tuesday night, November 11, at Giles County Hospital after a year and a half declining health.
Born November 17, 1895, in Maury County, he was the son of the late John (Tobe) Greene and Alice Eddlemon Greene, and was a member of the Lynnville Baptist Church.
Mr. Greene is survived by his wife, Mrs. Annie Lee Anderson Greene; seven daughters, Mrs. Hal Stewart and Mrs. Walter Sandridge, Pulaski, Mrs. Esque Hampton, Brick Church, Mrs. Howard Beaver, Lynnville, Mrs. Donald Martin, Huntsville, Ala., Mrs. Paul Dugger, Jr., Knoxville, and Mrs. Herman Spencer, Mt. Pleasant; four sons, James Greene, Olivet Community, and Dalton, Robert and Ronnie Greene, all of Minnow Branch; twenty-one grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. J. T. Prince, Pulaski, and Mrs. G. F. Spencer, Mt. Pleasant; and one brother, Tobey Greene, Mt. Pleasant.

GREENFIELD, Gabe The Pulaski Citizen 16 Jan 1957
Funeral services for Gabe Greenfield, 61, farmer of the Second Civil District, were held Friday afternoon at the Lentzville Church in Limestone County, Ala., with burial in the church cemetery. He died on Thursday January 10, at Giles County Hospital after a two day illness.
Mr. Greenfield was born May 15, 1895, the son of the late Gabe Greenfield and Ella Harlow Greenfield. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Agnes Palmore Greenfield; and six sons, including Grady and Clifton Greenfield of Prospect. Bennett-May Funeral Company, Morticians in charge.

GREENWELL, Callie Beth Boaz The Pulaski Citizen 26 Aug 1959
Funeral services for Mrs. Callie Beth Boaz Greenwell, 217 Magnolia Place, were held at 3:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by Dr. William H. Mansfield, associate pastor of First Methodist Church. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mrs. Greenwell died at 5:30 o'clock Friday morning, August 21, at Giles County Hospital after an extended illness.
Born in Giles County, July 25, 1896, she was the daughter of the late Thomas J. Boaz and Harriett Isabelle Carvell Boaz. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mrs. Greenwell is survived by her husband, Joe Greenwell; two daughters, Mrs. Eugenia Eslick Childers and Mrs. John Thomas Church; four grandchildren, all of Pulaski; and one brother, Brown Boaz, Phoenix, Ariz. Bennett-May and Company, in charge.

GREENWELL, Thomas May The Pulaski Citizen 4 Jul 1956
Funeral services for Thomas May Greenwell, 45, local electrician, were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home. Rites were conducted by the Rev. Elmer Howell, Baptist minister, and burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Greenwell, stricken while at work at the hotel Friday, died of a heart ailment a short time later after being rushed to Giles County Hospital.

Born May 14, 1911, at Caruthersville, Mo., he was the son of the late Thomas J. Greenwell and Lilly May Greenwell, and was a member of the Catholic Church. He had lived in Pulaski the past six months.
Mr. Greenwell is survived by his wife, Mrs. Almeda Napier Greenwell; two daughters by a former marriage, Misses Alice and Patricia Greenwell, Memphis; three brothers, James Greenwell, U. S. Army, stationed in Germany, Barney Greenwell, Hayti, Mo., and William Greenwell, San Diego, Calif.; and three sisters, Mrs. Ruby Jane Starnes, Pontiac, Mich.; Mrs. Elizabeth Starnes, Hayti, Mo., and Mrs. Ruth Gayle Farrell, St. Petersburg, Fla. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

GREGG, Susie Keltner Bearden The Pulaski Citizen 11 Sep 1957
Funeral services for Mrs. Josh Gregg, 84, Lynnville housewife, were held at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Lynnville Church of Christ, conducted by Gynnath Ford, minister of the church, and N. B.Hardeman, Church of Christ minister of Henderson. Burial took place in Lynnwood Cemetery. Mrs. Gregg died of a heart attack at her home on Friday night.
The former Miss Susie Keltner Bearden, she was born June we, 1873, in Giles County, the daughter of the late Joseph Bearden and Martha Keltner Bearden, and was a member of the Church of Christ.
Mrs. Gregg is survived by her husband, Josh Gregg; one daughter, Mrs. Katie Sue McGregor, Nashville; one son, Ewell K. Gregg, Decatur, Ala.; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and several half-brothers and half-sisters.

GREGORY, John Henry The Pulaski Citizen 14 Jan 1953
John Henry Gregory, 82, father of W. C. Gregory, group manager of Southern Bell Company in Pulaski, died at 6:20 o'clock Monday Morning, January 5, at his home in the Mace's Hill section of Macon County, after several months illness.
Mr. Gregory is survived by his wife, Mrs. Tennie Oldham Gregory; six sons, Sam, Oakley, Rome, Henry and Clarence Gregory, all of Cato, and W. C. Gregory, of Pulaski; two daughters, Mrs. Jiles Jones, Hillsdale and Mrs. Gracie Moss, Nashville; sixteen grandchildren; three half-brothers and four half-sisters.


GRIFFIN, Florence Ann Thompson The Pulaski Citizen 6 Mar 1957
Funeral services for Mrs. Florence Ann Thompson Griffin, 75, resident of Minor Hill community, were held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Minor Hill Church of Christ, conducted by Tom Holland, minister of East Hill Church of Christ, Pulaski and Bill Davidson, minister of the church. Burial took place in the Mitchell Cemetery. Mrs. Griffin died at 9:40 o'clock Thursday morning, February 28, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Porter McGill, of Minor Hill, after a two months illness.
Born February 2, 1882, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Frank Thompson and Adeline Brice Thompson, and was a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband, William Edward Griffin, died twenty years ago. The family lived in Alabama for many years.

Mrs. Griffin is survived by three daughters, Mrs. McGill, with whom she had made her home in recent years, Mrs. Bill Hendrix, Minor Hill, and Mrs. Bessie Williams, Athens, Ala.; two sons, Grady Griffin, Athens, Ala., and Floyd Griffin, Florence, Ala.; sixteen grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Tuck Thompson, Eloise, Fla., Louie Thompson, Dallas, Texas, and Henry Thompson, White Sands, N. Mexico.

GRIFFIN, Lena Kennemer The Pulaski Citizen 18 Jun 1952
Mrs. J. W. Griffin, 68, native Giles Countian, died on Thursday, May 29, at her home in Winter Haven, Fla., after a long illness. Funeral rites were held the following day in Winter Haven, and the body was shipped to Pulaski, with funeral services conducted at the Minor Hill Baptist Church on June 1. The Rev. L. M. Mayer of Jackson officiated and burial took place in Minor Hill Cemetery.
The former Miss Lena Kennemer, she was the daughter of the late John L. Kennemer and Rebecca McGill Kennemer. She lived at Minor Hill all of her life until 1944, when the family moved to Florida.
Mrs. Griffin is survived by her husband; two daughters, Mrs. J. E. McCartney, Athens, Ala., and Mrs. John J. Stanfield, Chattanooga; one son, Herman L. Griffin, Winter Haven, Fla.; five grandchildren and two great grand children; and one brother, William T. Kennemer, Minor Hill.

GRIFFIN, Minnie Yarbrough The Pulaski Citizen 14 Dec 1955
Mrs. Minnie Yarbrough Griffin, 76, died at one o'clock Saturday afternoon, December 10, at Giles County Hospital after a brief illness.
Funeral rites were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, with Virgil Bradford, minister of the Church of Christ officiating. Burial took place in the family lot in Maplewood Cemetery.
A lifelong resident of the county, she was born September 24, 1879, the daughter of the late Rufus Henderson Yarbrough and Ann Elizabeth Black Yarbrough. She was a member of the East Hill Church of Christ. Her husband, Junius Madison Griffin, died December 23, 1943.
Mrs. Griffin is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Roscoe L. Rost, Pulaski; one son, Lyles Griffin, Deland, Fla.; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

GRIFFIS, Hugh Bose The Pulaski Citizen 2 Sep 1959
Funeral services for Hugh Bose Griffis, 76, retired farmer, were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Cornersville Baptist Church with the burial at New Hope Cemetery in Marshall County. Mr. Griffis died at 4 o'clock Tuesday morning, September 1, at Brown Hospital in Lewisburg following a paralytic stroke.
Born in Lincoln County, January of 1883, he was the son of the late Dilcy Griffis and Josephine McLemore Griffis. His wife, Vernie Hughey Griffis, died approximately six years ago.
Mr. Griffis is survived by one daughter, Mrs. John Ferrill, Philadelphia, Pa.; one son, Hugh D. Griffis, Beech Hill; one sister, Mrs. Rob George, Pulaski; and one brother, Joe Griffis, Sheffield, Ala.

GRIFFIS, Lillie Mae George The Pulaski Citizen 4 Jun 1952
Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie Mae George Griffis. 68, will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister. Burial will take place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mrs. Griffis, a resident of Sheffield, Ala., for the past six years, died Tuesday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock at Colbert Hospital in that city, following seven months illness.
Born May 11, 1884 in Lincoln County, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Wesley George and Lucy Thrower George. Most of her life she resided in the Beech Hill section, wherrre her husband, Joe Griffis, was a farmer. Six years ago he retired and they moved to Sheffield. She had been a member of the Baptist Church since she was fourteen.
Mrs. George is survived by her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Bascom Brown Owens, Sheffield; two grandchildren and one great grandchild; one sister, Mrs. John Rufus Sanders, Pulaski, and two brothers, Charlie George, Lewisburg and Rob W. George, Pulaski. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

GRIGGS, Aymett The Pulaski Citizen 22 Aug 1956
Funeral services for Aymett Griggs, 67, farmer of the Kedron community, were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Kedron Methodist Church and burial took place in the church cemetery. He died of a heart attack early Saturday morning at his home.
Mr. Griggs is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mable Edwards Griggs; one daughter, Mrs. Juanita Beddingfield, Nashville; and one son, Garland Griggs, Kedron.

GRIGGS, Edgar Porter The Pulaski Citizen 8 Oct 1952
Funeral services for Edgar Porter Griggs, 66, farmer of the Kedron community, were held at 3:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Kedron Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister.
Mr. Griggs died Friday after a twelve month illness at the home of his brother, Aymett Griggs, with whom he made his home.
A native of the county, he was the son of the late Nicholas Griggs and Lucretia Lawhorn Griggs.
Mr. Griggs, a single man, is survived by two brothers, Aymett Griggs and Len Griggs, both of Kedron. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

GRIGGS, Ernest Lynn The Pulaski Citizen 10 Aug 1955
Funeral services for Ernest Lynn Griggs, 80, retired farmer of the Stella community, were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Kedron Methodist Church, with the Rev. W. C. Folks, pastor of the church, officiating. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
Mr. Grggs died at his home early Friday morning.
A native of the county, he was born March 1, 1875, the son of the late Nix Griggs and Lutishia Lawhorne, Griggs, and was a member of the Methodist Church.

Mr. Griggs is survived by his wife, Mrs. Geraldine Edwards Griggs; two daughters, Mrs. John E. Hughes and Mrs. Marvin Hughes; one son, Willie Griggs, Giles County; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren; and one brother, Aymett Griggs, Giles County. Pulaski Funeral Home, Morticians in charge.

GRIGGS, Margaret Annie Scruggs The Pulaski Citizen 15 Jan 1958
Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Annie Scruggs Griggs, 76, widow of Wiley Griggs, Sr., were held at 2:30 Sunday afternoon at Pulaski Funeral Home, conducted by David East, minister of Second Street Church of Christ. Burial took place in the Kedron Cemetery. Mrs. Griggs died of a heart attack at 8:30 o'clock on Friday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. B. M. Faulkner.
A lifelong resident of Giles County, she was born November 13, 1880, the daughter of the late John Scruggs and Virvinia Vance Scruggs, and was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Her husband, Wiley T. Griggs, Sr., died in 1954.
Mrs. Griggs is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Barney M. Faulkner, Pulaski, and Mrs. Atha E. Gregg, Athens, Ala.; eleven grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Bessie Reeves, McCains; and one brother, Todd Scruggs, Pulaski. Pulaski Funeral Home, Funeral Directors in charge.

GRIGGS, Walter The Pulaski Citizen 27 Mar 1957
Funeral services for Walter Griggs, 80, retired farmer of the Kedron community, were held at 3:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister, and burial took place in New Zion Cemetery.
Mr. Griggs, who had been in failing health for some time and had undergone a major operation three weeks ago died at 6:30 o'clock Monday night, March 25, at Giles County Hospital.
Born April 15, 1876, in Giles County, he was the son of the late George Griggs and Jane Griggs Griggs, and was a member of the Baptist Church.
His first wife, Mrs. Hattie Prindle Griggs, died many years ago.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Vera James Griggs; three grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. R. S. Bass, Lynnville. Bennett-May Company, Morticians in charge.


GRIGGS, Wiley Robin The Pulaski Citizen 1 Aug 1951
Wiley Robin Griggs, 40, taxi driver, died of a heart ailment at 6:40 o'clock Monday night, July 30, at Giles County Hospital after a few hours illness.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. J. T. Parsons, pastor of the First Methodist Church in Pulaski. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
A lifelong resident of the county, he was born August 2, 1910, the son of Mrs. Annie Scruggs Griggs and the Wiley T. Griggs.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Griggs is survived by his wife Mattie Hedgecoth Griggs; two daughters, Mrs. Mahlon Martin and Miss Judith Ann Griggs, both of Pulaski; and three sons, Thomas, Wendell, and James Griggs, all of Pulaski; and two sisters, Mrs. Atha Gregg, Leoma, Mich., and Mrs. Bonnie Faulkner, Pulaski. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

GRIGSBY, John Calhoun The Pulaski Citizen 8 Nov 1950

John Calhoun Grigsbym, 64, retired hotel man and a member of a prominent Giles County family, died at 11:30 o'clock on Monday night, November 6, at his Elkton home after four years of illness.
Funeral services were held at 11 o'clock Wednesday morning at St. John's Cemetery near Columbia by the Rev. Cullen T. Carter, pastor of the Elkton Methodist Church.
A member of the Methodist Church and a native of Elkton, he was the son of the late Edward N. Grigsby and Fannie Whitman Grigsby. He returned to Elkton several years ago due to ill health, after many years devoted to the hotel business.
He received his education at Battle Ground Academy at Franklin, and Vanderbilt University in Nashville.
Prior to his retirement he had operated hotels in the eastern, northeastern, and southern section of the nation.
Mr. Grigsby is survived by his wife, Mrs. Annie Foster Orr Grigsby; a brother, Robert E. Grigsby, mayor of Elkton; and a sister, Mrs. Fuller Brittian, Rome, Ga.
His only son, Brown Morris Grigsby, died at Camp Blandin, Fla., during World War II.

GROOMS, Ida Hazlewood The Pulaski Citizen 18 Jan 1950
Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Hazlewood Grooms, 78, who died at 5:15 o'clock on Saturday afternoon, January 14, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Erroll T. Roller, in Pulaski, after an extended period of declining health, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Pulaski Methodist Church.
Rites were conducted by the pastor of the church, the Rev. Fred C. Woodard, and the Rev. W. L. Harwell, a former pastor. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Her husband, John W. Grooms, died in 1939.
She was a lifelong resident of the county and the daughter of the late James H. Hazelwood and Mary Lou Hazlewood Hazlewood. She lived for many years in the Prospect community where she took an active part in the Methodist Church.
Mrs. Grooms is survived by her daughters, Mrs. Roller, Mrs. Troy Brazwell, Nashville, and Mrs. Paul Wilkes, Portland; eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren; and one sister, Miss Kate Hazlewood, Pulaski.

GROOMS, Susie Van Pelt The Pulaski Citizen 28 Oct 1959
Funeral services for Mrs. Susie Grooms, 85, resident of Giles County for fifty years or more, were held at 2 o'clock Saturday at Pulaski Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister. Burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mrs. Grooms died at 3 o'clock Friday morning at Giles County Hospital after a long illness.
Born and reared at Greenhill, Ala., she was the former Miss Susie Van Pelt. She moved to the Fourteenth Civil District in Giles County following the death of her husband, Sol Grooms, more than fifty years ago. For the past ten years, she had lived in Pulaski. She was a member of Union Valley Baptist Church.
Mrs. Grooms had no immediate survivors. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge.


GRUBBS, Sue Ella Portress The Pulaski Citizen 8 Apr 1953
Funeral services for Mrs. Sue Ella Portress Grubbs, 84, were held at 11 o'clock Sunday morning at Berea Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. W. J. Fesmire, pastor of the church. Burial took place in Simpson Chapel Cemetery.
Mrs. Grubbs died at 4:55 o'clock Friday afternoon at the home in the Berea community after a long illness.
She was born May 19, 1868 in Giles County, the daughter of McFerrin Portress and Maria Tinnon Portress. She was a member of the United Methodist Church
Her husband, Leroy Sidney Grubbs, died Jun3 7, 1928.
Mrs. Grubbs is survived by five daughters, Misses Grace, Maxie, Tully and Ida Grubbs and Mrs. M. C. Dugger, all of the Berea community; four sons, Marvin Grubbs, Raymond B.Grubbs, Malcolm R. Grubbs and Edward C. Grubbs, Berea; four grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. H. L. Burt, Cuero, Texas. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

GULLEY, John S. The Pulaski Citizen 29 Aug 1956
Graveside services for John S. Gulley, farmer of the Rogersville, Ala. section, were held August 20 at Coron Cemetery, near Whitehead, Ala. Mr. Gulley died of a heart attack the day before at the home of a niece, Mrs. Maxie Gulley, at Minor Hill.
Mr. Gulley is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lizzie Johnson Gulley, Rogersville. Wilson Carter and Company, morticians in charge.

GUNTER, Ewell The Pulaski Citizen 12 Aug 1959
Funeral services for Ewell Gunter, 73, employee of one of the H. G. Hill's stores in Nashville more than thirty years, were held at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning at Marshall-Donnelly-Combs Funeral Home with burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville.
Mr. Gunter died on Monday evening, March 10, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville after a months illness.
A native of Giles County, he was the son of the late James Alfred Gunter and Sarah Minerva Owen Gunter.
Mr. Gunter is survived by his wife, Mrs. Maude Kathleen Carter Gunter; three daughters, Mr. Everett Z. Davis, Mrs. Clyde Stamper and Mrs. William K. Jones, Nashville; three sons, R. Leon Gunter, Hugh T. Gunter, and Clyde E. Gunter, Nashville; one step-daughter, Mrs. Charles E. Ramzel, Texas; and several grandchildren.

GUNTER, James Alfred The Pulaski Citizen 9 Jul 1958
Funeral services for James Alfred Gunter, 51, mechanic and veteran of WWII, were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Pulaski Funeral Home. Burial will take place in Maplewood Cemetery. Mr. Gunter died Monday afternoon at Giles County Hospital.
Born December 21, 1906, in Giles County, he was the son of the late James Franklin Gunter and Beulah Pearson Gunter.

Mr. Gunter is survived by two sons, J. L. Gunter and William Gunter, College Grove; two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Mitchell, College Grove and Mrs. Dewey Hyatt, Pulaski; ten grandchildren; three brothers, Thomas Gunter, Elmer Gunter and Milburn Gunter, all of Pulaski,; and two sisters, Mrs. Robert Harwell and Mrs. Henry Britton, Pulaski. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge.

GUNTER, Jennings Bryan The Pulaski Citizen 4 Dec 1957
Funeral services for Jennings Bryan Gunter, 60, Giles Countian, were held at 11 o'clock Friday morning at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Lloyd L. Hickman and the Rev. H. Grady Coston. Burial took place in the Pisgah Cemetery. Mr. Gunter died at 11:30 o'clock Wednesday night at Giles County Hospital after a long illness.
Born and reared in Giles County he was the son of the late E. Shellie Gunter and Martha Biles Gunter, and was a member of the Baptist Church. He lived in Giles County all his life except for a period of twenty years when he was employed in Cleveland, Ohio, returning here two years ago.
Mr. Gunter is survived by his wife, Mrs. Hallie Marks Gunter; one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Luna, Giles County; three sons, Gilbert Gunter and Paul Gunter, Giles County, and John A. Gunter, Nashville; four grandchildren; two sisters, Miss Bass Gunter and Mrs. Van Ayres, Giles County; and one brother, Leonard Gunter, Nashville. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

GUTHRIE, Linda Diane The Pulaski Citizen 7 Sep 1955
Funeral services for Linda Diane Guthrie, 4 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gray Guthrie, were held at one o'clock Friday afternoon at Pulaski Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister. Burial took place in Leggtown Cemetery in Limestone County, Ala.
The child died at 2:45 o'clock Monday afternoon, August 25, at St. Vincent Charity Hospital, in Cleveland, Ohio, where the family has been residing.
Born October, 10, 1950, in Giles County, she was the daughter of Gray Guthrie and Velma Cates Guthrie.
In addition to the parents, the child is survived by one brother, Gerald Lynn Guthrie; the grandparents, Mrs. Mary Guthrie, Pulaski, and Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Cates, Lawrence County; and a great grandmother, Mrs. Josie White, Lawrence County. Pulaski Funeral Home, Morticians in charge.

HAFFNER, Ida M. The Pulaski Citizen 31 Aug 1955
Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Moore Haffner, 68, resident of Bessemer, Ala., for many years, were held Friday afternoon at Angwin-Service Chapel in Birmingham, Ala., with burial in Elmwood Cemetery in that city.
Mrs. Haffner died Wednesday at a Birmingham hospital.
A native of Giles County, she had lived in Birmingham for the past forty-seven years, and was an active member of Central Park Baptist Church.
Mrs. Haffner is survived by four sons, George, Edward and Bob Haffner, Birmingham, and Bill Haffner, Decatur, Ala.; three sisters, Mrs. Walter C. Foster and Mrs. Guy Dugger, Pulaski, and Mrs. Mary Dugger, Bethesda, Md.; and two brothers, Jim Moore, Nashville, and John Moore, Pulaski.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter C. Foster, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Dugger, Mrs. George Wilburn and Mrs. Howard Owens of Pulaski attended the funeral.


HAGAN, Doyce The Pulaski Citizen 12 Sep 1956
A Minor Hill man was killed and his wife critically injured in an automobile accident that occurred Wednesday night, September 5, near their home in Hattiesburg, Miss., as they returned home from a visit with relatives at Minor Hill.
Doyce Hagan, 56, the son of Mrs. E. C. McCree and the late Cecil Hagan died at a hospital at Hattiesburg about an hour after the accident and Mrs. Hagan, who suffered a break of the left hip, broken pelvis and a head injury, remained a patient in the hospital this week.
Funeral services for Mr. Hagan were held Friday and burial was in the Columbia, Miss., cemetery.
Mrs. McCree, Mrs. William Binkley and Lurton Prince of Minor Hill went to Hattiesburg as soon as reports of the accident was received.
Mr. and Mrs. Hagan had been guests of his mother and other relatives at Minor Hill for a few days and had left Tuesday to go to Montgomery, Ala., on business before returning to their home the following day.

HAGAN, Edwin J. The Pulaski Citizen 6 Mar 1957
Funeral services for Edwin J. Hagan, 50, farmer and livestock dealer of the Bethel community, were held at 4 o'clock at Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church at Stella, with the Rev. W. C. Folks, pastor of the Prospect Methodist Church, officiating. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
Mr. Hagan died at 12:30 o'clock Friday afternoon, March 1, at his home after a long illness.
Born December 7, 1906 at Bethel, he was the son of Mrs. Melissa Jackson Hagan of Bethel and the late John Alexander Hagan. He was graduated from Brannan-Hughes Preparatory School at Spring Hill and was a member of the Methodist Church.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Hagan is survived by one son, John Aubrey Hagan, student at Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.; two sisters, Mrs. Roy Mobley, Athens, Ala., and Mrs. Harrison A. Schmidt, Silver City, N. Mex.; and three brothers, Herbert Hagan and Aubrey Hagan, Pulaski druggists, and Charles Ewart Hagan, Pulaski attorney. Bennett-May Company, Morticians in charge.

HAGOOD, William James The Pulaski Citizen 11 May 1955
Funeral services for William James Hagood, 75, retired carpenter, were held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at Minor Hill Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
Mr. Hagood died Thursday night at his home in the Minor Hill community after two months illness. Born May 14, 1880 in Giles County, he was the son of the late W. Allan Hagood and Cathiona Marbut Hagood. He was a member of the Baptist Church.
His wife, Mrs. Mary Warren Hagood, died many years ago.
Mr. Hagood is survived by five daughters, Mrs. M. R. Sanderson and Mrs. Bert Woodard, Pulaski, Mrs. R. H. Woodard, Fayetteville, Mrs. W. L. Thompson, Lester, Ala., and Mrs. Aubrey Walker, Athens, Ala.; five sons, Earl Hagood, Goodsprings, Ozro Haood, Minor Hill, Sherman Hagood, Pulaski, Thomas Hagood, Ewingville, and Arthur Hagood, Michigan; and two brothers, Clyde Hagood, Pulaski, and Madden Hagood, Lawrenceburg.

HANKS, Mollie The Pulaski Citizen 24 Oct 1956
Funeral services for Miss Mollie Hanks, 78, were held at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by Dr. W. H. Mansfield and Dr. J. Clark Hensley. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery. She died in her sleep, having been found Saturday morning in her room in the Austin Hewitt Home where she had made her home for twenty-six years.
A native of Giles County, she was the daughter of the late William H. Hanks and Katherine White Hanks, and was a member of the First Methodist Church.
Miss Hanks is survived by one sister, Mrs. W. M. Dixon, Pulaski; one brother, Alonzo Hanks, Cordwell, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

HALL, Emmett Eugene The Pulaski Citizen 4 Dec 1957
Funeral services for Emmett Eugene Hall, 84, operator of the Lynnville Roller Mills at Lynnville, for thirty-two years, will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Lynnville Methodist Church. Burial will take place in the family lot in Lynnwood Cemetery.
Mr. Hall died of a heart attack at 8:30 o'clock Monday morning, Decemeber 2, at his winter home at Mission, Texas, after a two year period of declining health.
Born October 7, 1873, in Bedford County, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John V. Hall. He was a member of the Lynnville Methodist Church and for a number of years served on the board of alderman in Lynnville.
Mr. Hall's first wife, Mrs. Euthera Stem Hall, also a native Bedford Countian, died nine years ago.
Mr. Hall is survived by his second wife, Mrs. Kate Lundy Hall; three daughters, Mrs. M. S. Sparks, Memphis, Mrs. C. A. Colvin, Columbia, and Mrs. Walter Spoonts, Nashville; one son, Roy C. Hall, Abingdon, Va.; thirteen grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren; one half-sister, Mrs. Irene Horn, Bronson, Texas; and three half-brothers, L. V. Hall and Duggan Hall, Nashville, and Edward Hall, Shelbyville.

HALL, Mackie Mai Doss The Pulaski Citizen 20 Aug 1958
Funeral services for Mrs. Mackie Mai Doss Hall, 69, former resident of the Diana section were held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Diana Methodist Church. Rites were conducted by the Rev. O. Reid W. Ray, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Madison, of which she was a member. Burial took place in Diana Cemetery.
Mrs. Hall who had made her home in Nashville for many years died at 8 o'clock Sunday night, August 17, at her home after three weeks illness.
Born and reared at Diana, she was the daughter of the late W. T. Doss and Mary E. Doss. In 1929 she and her family moved to Nashville.
Mrs. Hall is survived by two sons, Robert D. Hall, Chief Deputy Clerk of Federal Court, Nashville, and William E. Hall, thoroughbred race horse trainer, Detroit, Mich.; three grandsons, Robert D. Hall, Jr., William E. Hall, Jr., and Robin L. Hall, all of Nashville; two sisters, Mrs. Tina Gardner, Nashville, and Mrs. Myrtle Williams, Pulaski; and three brothers, Roy T. Doss and Marvin B. Doss, Nashville, and Mahlon Doss, Diana.


HAMBLIN, Lula Griggs The Pulaski Citizen 6 May 1953
Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Griggs Hamblin, 77, Brick Church resident, were held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at Diana Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. J. C. Elkins, pastor of the church. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Hamblin died at 5:30 o'clock Thursday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Marvin Hopkins in the Cornersville section, following a long illness.
Mrs. Hamblin, widow of Alex Hamblin, was born October 9, 1875, at Diana, the daughter of the late Neal Griggs and Hilda Andrews Griggs. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Hamblin is survived by another daughter, Mrs. J. D. Justice, Nashville; one son, Maurice Hamblin, Nashville; one step-daughter, Mrs. E. B. Beasley, Athens, Ala.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. George Phillips, Brick Church; and two brothers, Brown Griggs, Brick Church and Grady Griggs, Berea.

HAMBY, Freeland Carrol The Pulaski Citizen 13 Aug 1958
Funeral services for Freeland Carrol Hamby, 75, retired Giles County farmer, were held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at Fall River Church of Christ, conducted by Alden Hendrix, with burial in the Fall River Cemetery. Mr. Hamby died at 4:20 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at his home in Lawrence County, where he had been living for six months.
Born October 27, 1882, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Freeland Carrol Hamby, Sr., and Lydia Eudora Crabb Hamby. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
Mr. Hamby is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nina Carr Hamby; two daughters, Mrs. Herman Johnson, Fall River, and Mrs. Charlie Christian, Peoria, Ill.; three sons, Ozzie Hamby and Eddie Hamby, Peoria, Ill. and Millard Hamby, Cleveland, Ohio; seven grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Jim Norwood, Lawrenceburg; and one brother, Earl Hamby, Minor Hill. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge.

HAMLETT, Cheatham The Pulaski Citizen 30 Sep 1959
Cheatham Hamlett, 64, postmaster, church and civic leader at Ardmore for the past 25 years, died of a heart ailment about midnight Wednesday at Giles County Hospital.
Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p. m. at the Ardmore Methodist Church. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery in Pulaski, with Rainey Funeral Home in charge.
A native of Giles County, Mr. Hamlett was a son of the late W. J. and Bell Cheatham Hamlett. He was a veteran of World War I, a member of the Ardmore Methodist Church and active in civic affairs of the community.
Mr. Hamlett is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Austin Hamlett; two daughters, Mrs. Bob Curtis, Ardmore. Mrs. Ray Potts, Louisville, Ky.; 7 grandchildren; and five sisters, Mrs. Joe Cheatham, Mrs. Walter Burns and Mrs. Edgar Puryear, all of Pulaski; Mrs. Odell Ball, Wales, and Mrs. Herman Cole, Athens, Ala.

HAMLETT, Emily Frances Reasonover The Pulaski Citizen 31 Oct 1951

Funeral services for Mrs. Emily Frances Reasonover Hamlett, 84, who died on Saturday, October 27, at the home of her son, Aymett Hamlett, in the Blooming Grove community, were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home. Rites were conducted by the Rev. Carl Holloway, pastor of the Blooming Grove Methodist Church and burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery. Her death followed a long illness.
Daughter of the late Jacob Reasonover and Melvina Nolley Reasonover, she was born October 18, 1867, in Giles County. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
Her husband, John Hamlett died several years ago.
Mrs. Hamlett is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Henry Graves, Pulaski, Mrs. Sue Williams, Miami, Fla., and Mrs. W. H. Wilburn, Nashville; five sons, Aymett Hamlett and Lee Hamlett, Pulaski, Luna Hamlett, Lynnville, Thomas Hamlett, Cornersville, and Lentie Hamlett, Lewisburg; and 25 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

HAMLETT, Eunice Loyd Follis The Pulaski Citizen 10 Jul 1957
Funeral services for Mrs. Eunice Loyd Follis Hamlett, 71, who died at 9:30 o'clock Thursday morning, July 4, at her home in the Eighth Civil District, were held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Second Street Church of Christ. Rites were conducted by David East, minister of the church, and burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Born March 10, 1886, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Jim Follis and Nancy Boatright Follis. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Mrs. Hamlett is survived by her husband, Claude Hamlett; two brothers, Lee Follis, Gallatin, and Lonnie Follis, Blue Creek in Giles County; and two nieces and one nephew. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

HAMLETT, Louie The Pulaski Citizen 20 Aug 1952
Louie Hamlett, 26, employee of Arnold Motor Company in Pulaski died at eleven o'clock Friday night at Giles County Hospital of internal injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Highway 64 about two miles west of Pulaski three hours earlier.
Funeral services were held at two o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton. Burial was in the family lot in the church cemetery.
Mr. Hamlett was a native of Giles County, the son of Edgar Hamlett and Atsie Chapman Hamlett, of the Bodenham community. He had been employed as a mechanic at the Arnold Motor Company's garage for the past five years. He was a member of the Wales Presbyterian Church.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Eva Nell Felker Hamlett; a daughter, Linda Hamlett; a son, Steve Hamlett; two brothers, Edgar Hamlett, Jr., of Pulaski, and Willard Hamlett, Wales; and two sisters, Mrs. Charlie Clifton, Cedar Grove and Mrs. George Ondreyka, Washington, D. C.

HAMLETT, Solon J. The Pulaski Citizen 29 Dec 1950
Funeral services for Solon J. Hamlett, age 82, retired Giles County farmer, who died Monday night at the home of his brother, Miller Hamlett of the Blooming Grove community, were held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Bennett-May Funeral Home with Rev. Wyatt Harwell, Methodist minister officiating. Burial will take place in Maplewood Cemetery.

Mr. Hamlett, a native of Giles County, was a son of the late James Carter Hamlett and Lauretta Bass Hamlett.
Survivors in addition to his brother are two sisters, Mrs. A. P. Williams of Pulaski and Mrs. Leutie Dugger of Louisville, Ky.; and two other brothers, Claud and Will Hamlett of Blooming Grove.

HAMLETT, William Joseph The Pulaski Citizen 16 Jun 1954
Funeral services for William Joseph Hamlett, 89, retired L&N Railroad employee, will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home. Rites will be conducted by the Rev. W. C. Moorehead and the Rev. N. O. Allen and burial will take place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
He died Wednesday morning after a long illness at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Walter Burns at Vale Mills.
Born April 14, 1865, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Joe Hamlett and Amanda Partrick Hamlett, and was a member of the Methodist Church. His wife, Mrs. Belle Cheatham Hamlett died several years ago.
Mr. Hamlett is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Burns, Mrs. Joe F. Cheatham, Lynnville, Mrs. Edgar Puryear, Clear Creek, and Mrs. Odell Ball, Wales; and one son, Cheatham Hamlett, Ardmore; and a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

HAMLIN, Virgie Young The Pulaski Citizen 26 Feb 1958
Mrs. Virgie Young Hamlin, 83, resident of Dallas, Texas, for many years, died on Saturday, February 8, at a Dallas hospital. Funeral rites and burial took place in that city.
A native of Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Alfred Young and Fannie Young Young. Her husband, Dave G. Hamlin, also a native of Giles County, died in 1937.
Mrs. Hamlin is survived by Mrs. Harold Watson of Dallas, whom the couple reared; and four nieces and nephews, all of Giles County.

HAMPTON, Billie Frances Christopher The Pulaski Citizen 25 Nov 1959
Funeral services for Mrs. Billie Frances Christopher Hampton, 40, were held at 1 o'clock
Friday afternoon at Mt. Carmel Church near Athens, Ala., with the burial in Maplewood Cemetery, Pulaski. Mrs. Hampton died Wednesday in a Birmingham, Ala., hospital, following an operation Tuesday.
A native of Giles County, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Christopher of Pulaski. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hampton is survived by her husband, Leo Hampton; two daughters, Linda and Kathy Hampton; one son, Wayne Hampton, all of Rogersville, Ala.; and one sister, Mrs. Kieffer Johnson, Pulaski.

HANCOCK, Mary Scales The Pulaski Citizen 30 Mar 1955

Mrs. Mary Scales Hancock, 93, died March 15 at her home in Paragould, Ark., according to information reaching relatives here. Burial took place in the Scales lot in the Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis, Mo.
Mrs. Hancock was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Gray Scales of Giles County.

HANEY, Frances Bell The Pulaski Citizen 20 Jun 1951
Mrs. Frances Bell Haney, 80, widow of Dr. J. T. Haney of Tuscumbia, Ala., died Thursday, June 7, in Birmingham, Ala.
Funeral rites were held at Tuscumbia Methodist Church on Saturday afternoon, and burial took place in that city.
Mrs. Haney, former resident of Tuscumbia, is survived by three children, Mrs. H. L. Jenkins, Chattanooga, Mrs. John G. Beasley, Elkton, and J. Craig Haney, Birmingham, Ala.; and seven grandchildren. Her husband died thirty-three years ago.

HANEY, Hattie Lee Powell The Pulaski Citizen 12 Apr 1950
Funeral Services for Mrs. Hattie Lee Powell Haney, 53, resident of the Minor Hill section, who died at 9:15 o'clock Monday night, April 10, at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Minor Hill Baptist Church. Rites were conducted by the Rev. L. M. Meyer of Jackson, a former pastor, assisted by the pastor of the church, the Rev. Haynes Brinkley. Burial took place in the Minor Hill Cemetery. She had been in declining health for the past two years.
A native of Giles County, she was the daughter of Mrs. Delia Howard Powell and the late Robert Powell. She had been an active member of the Minor Hill Baptist Church for many years. In addition to her mother, Mrs. Haney is survived by her husband, Herschel Haney; two daughters, Mrs. Horace Stanford, Decatur, Ala. and Miss Marvene Haney, Minor Hill; one son, Loyd Haney, Kingsport; two grandsons, Dan and Don Stanford, Decatur; one sister, Mrs. Harry Holton, Sarasota, Fla.; and one brother, Burton Powell, Minor Hill.

HANEY, William Dolphus The Pulaski Citizen 19 Aug 1953
Funeral Services for William Dolphus Haney, 64, were held at 10:30 o'clock Saturday morning at Minor Hill Baptist Church. Rites were conducted by the Rev. Haynes Brinkley and the Rev. Robert Clark and burial took place in the Minor Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Haney, a native of Giles County, died early Friday morning at his home in Huntsville, Ala., after a years illness. He was born January 28, 1889, the son of the late W. P. Haney and Mary Dollins Haney. Mr. Haney moved to Huntsville twenty years ago and was working for Interstate Insurance Company at the time he retired because of ill health. A teacher in Giles and Hamilton Counties, Tennessee, for many years, he was formerly employed by the Citizens Bank of Pulaski and the Planters and Merchants Bank of Minor Hill. He was a Mason, a former member of the Exchange Club and was a deacon.

Mr. Haney is survived by his wife, Mrs. Calista Dillon Haney; one daughter, Mrs. Clyde Lewis of Huntsville; two grandchildren, Bill and Donna Lewis, Huntsville; three sisters, Mrs. Lee Farris and Mrs. N. S. Howard, both of Minor Hill, and Mrs. J. D. Jackson of Lawrenceburg; four brothers, Edward, Everett, Charlie and Herschel, all of Minor Hill. Bennett May and Company Funeral Directors.

HANNA, Emma Vaughan The Pulaski Citizen 4 Aug 1954
Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Vaughan Hanna, 81, will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Stella Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Stella with the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister, officiating. Burial will take place in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Hanna died at 2:45 o'clock Wednesday, August 4, at the home at Stella, following several years' declining health.
She was born December 16, 1872, in the county, the daughter of Mrs. Mary Miller Vaughan and the late Mr. Vaughan. Her husband, Rolly Andrew Hanna, died several years ago. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mrs. Hanna is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Elmer Cathcart and Mrs. J. W. Powers, both of the Stella community; three sons, Walter Hanna, Weakley section of the county, Joe Macie Hanna, Bodenham, and Osteen Hanna, Stella; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

HANNA, Finis E. The Pulaski Citizen 6 Oct 1954
Funeral services for Finis E. Hanna, 84, retired farmer of the Third Civil District, will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Pleasant Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Burial will take place in the church cemetery.
Mr. Hanna died at 8 o'clock Tuesday night at Jackson Clinic at Lester, Ala., following a long period of declining health. Born in Giles County on November 6, 1869, he was the son of the late Thomas Hanna and Nancy Dixon Hanna.
He was twice married, his first wife, Mrs. Lucy Shores Hanna died many years ago. His second wife, Mrs. Allie Mae Smith Hanna, died several years ago.
Mr. Hanna is survived by one son, Roy E. Hanna, Birmingham, Ala.; one grandchild; and two sisters, Mrs. John Petty, Aspen Hill, and Mrs. Lissa Rhodes, Lawrenceburg. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

HANNA, Harvey Brown The Pulaski Citizen 26 Apr 1950
Funeral services for Harvey Brown Hanna, 69, farmer of the Seventh District, who died Wednesday afternoon, April 18, 1950 at his home near Pulaski, were held Thursday afternoon at Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church in the Stella community. Elder A. C. Dreaden, minister of the Pulaski Church of Christ officiated and burial took place in the church cemetery. He had been in declining health for an extended period of time.
A native of Giles County, he was the son of the late James A. Hanna and Molly Frances Petty Hanna. He was a member of the Stella Church of Christ.
Mr. Hanna is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dadye Burge Hanna; four daughters, Mrs. Delmas Sneed, Pisgah, Mrs. Stacey Carden and Mrs. Mary Loyd, Pulaski, and Mrs. James Carden Watson, Bunker Hill; four sons, James Hanna, Thomas Hanna, Harvey Brown Hanna, Jr., and Calvin Hanna, all of Pulaski; and one sister, Mrs. Dave Bass, Stella.


HANNA, Harvey Brown Jr. The Pulaski Citizen 9 Jun 1954
Harvey Brown Hanna, Jr., 41, a veteran of thirteen years service in United States Army, died of bronchial pneumonia at 11:10 o'clock Sunday morning, June 6, at Thayer Veteran's Hospital in Nashville following a lengthy illness.
Funeral rites were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Born October 21, 1912, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Harvey B. Hanna and Dora Ann Rittenberry Hanna.
Mr. Hanna is survived by his wife, Mrs. Naomi Hobbs Hannna; his step-mother, Mrs. Harvey B. Hanna, Pulaski; three half-sisters, Mrs. Delmas Sneed, Pisgah, Mrs. Murray Loyd, Louisville, Ky., and Mrs. James Carden Watson, Bunker Hill; three half-brothers, James A. Hanna and Thomas Hanna, both of Pulaski, and Calvin Hanna, Melbourne, Fla.; and one step-sister, Mrs. Stacy Carden, Pulaski. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

HANNA, Inez Burge The Pulaski Citizen 29 Jul 1953
Mrs. Inez Burge Hanna, 79, lifeling resident of Giles County, died suddenly of a heart attack at 6:30 o'clock Monday morning, July 27, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ed T. Petty, Sr., at Aspen Hill.
Funeral rites took place at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Roy West of Van Leer, Tenn., former pastor. Burial took place in the family lot at Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Stella.
Born February 12, 1874, she was the daughter of the late Wesley Burge and Mary Surles Burge. She was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Her husband, Jeff Hanna, died January 20, 1910.
In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Hanna is survived by three grandchildren and one great granddaughter; one sister, Mrs. L. B. Claud, Fort Worth, Texas; one half-sister, Mrs. Harvey H. Hanna, Pulaski; and one brother, Adolphus Burge, Memphis. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.

HANNA, Virgie Malone The Pulaski Citizen 15 Feb 1956
Funeral services for Mrs. Virgie Malone Hanna, 84, were held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Kedron Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. W. S. Folks and the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, and burial took place in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Hanna died Thursday afternoon at her home in the Kedron community after a long illness.
A native of Giles County, she was the daughter of the late David Malone and Matilda Griffin Malone, and was a member of the Methodist Church. Her husband, Martin Hanna, died fifty years ago.

Mrs. Hanna is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Sadie Hanna; five grandchildren and ten great grandchildren; and one brother, Earl Malone, Prospect. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

HANNA, Walter Grady The Pulaski Citizen 15 May 1957
Funeral services for Walter Grady Hanna, 64, farmer of the Weakley Creek section, were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon May 1, at the Pleasant Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church, conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
Mr. Hanna died of a heart attack on April 28 at his home after a period of declining health. Born October 12, 1892, in Giles County he was the son of the late R. A. Hanna and Emma Vaughn Hanna, and was a member of the Baptist Church.
Mrs. Hanna is survived by his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Neal Hanna; two sons, George Hanna, Weakley section, and Leroy Hanna, Lynnville; one daughter, Mrs. Niles Holley, Bodenham; six grandchildren; two brothers, Osteen Hanna, Stella, and Joe Macey Hanna, Pulaski; and two sisters, Mrs. Elmer Cathcart, Hanna community of Giles County, and Mrs. Wesley Powers, Cedar Grove. Pulaski Funeral Home, Morticians in charge.

HANNAH, Lillian Matthews The Pulaski Citizen 20 Mar 1957
Mrs. Lillian Matthews Hannah, wife of Campbell Hannah, former county judge of Giles County for twenty-two years, died at midnight Friday, March 15, at Giles County Hospital, following an illness of one year.
Funeral rites were held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon in First Presbyterian Church in Pulaski, conducted by the Rev. Paul McReynolds, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Campbellsville, of which she was a member, and Rev. Wallace Carr, pastor of First Presbyterian Church. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
A native of Maury County, she was the daughter of the late Lafayette Matthews and Fannie Yokley Matthews, but live in the Lynnville community most of her life. Since July of 1953, Judge and Mrs. Hannah had made their home in Nashville after he accepted the position of supervisor of the state workshop for the blind in Nashville and Memphis.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Hannah is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Comer Smith of Pulaski, formerly of Columbia, Miss Beth Matthews and Mrs. Thomas H. Key, also of Pulaski; four brothers, Newt H. Matthews, Old Hickory, Jake Yokley Matthews, St. Petersburg, Fla., Dr. O. K. Matthews, Columbia, and Earl Matthews, Goodlettsville. Bennett-May Company, Morticians in charge.

HARDEMAN, Robert Floyd The Pulaski Citizen 21 Apr 1954
Funeral services for Robert Floyd Hardeman, 76, retired employee of Goodyear Rubber Company at Decatur, Ala., were held at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by J. Bedford Rasbury, minister of Second Street Church of Christ. Burial took place in the family lot in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mr. Hardeman died at noon Tuesday, April 20, at Giles County Hospital after a long illness.

Born August 15, 1877 in Giles County, he was the son of the late Jasper Hardeman and Anne Patterson Hardeman, and was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ.
Mr. Hardeman is survived by two sisters, Mrs. J. Frank Neely, Pulaski, and Mrs. K. H. Pittard, Cisco, Texas; and one brother, W. F. Hardeman, Houston, Texas.

HARDEMAN, Will F. The Pulaski Citizen 4 Nov 1959
Funeral services were held in Houston, Texas, on Wednesday, October 28, for Will F. Hardeman, approximately 76 years of age, a native of Giles County. Mr. Hardeman, retired insurance salesman, died at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon, October 26, at a hospital in Tyler, Texas, where he had been a patient for ten months.
Born and reared in Giles County, he was the son of the late Jasper M. Hardeman and Ann Patterson Hardeman. He was a member of the Christian Church in Houston.
Mr. Hardeman is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ruth Spence Hardeman, a native of Birmingham, Ala.; two children, Edward Hardeman, Houston and Miss Mildred Hardeman, New York City; and two sisters, Mrs. J. F. Neely and Mrs. K. H. Pittard, both of Pulaski.

HARDEN, James E. The Pulaski Citizen 1 Apr 1959
Funeral services for James E. Harden, 35, native Giles Countian, who died on March 10, in Wilmington, Calif., were held in Wilmington with the burial in that city.
Born February 19, 1924, he was the son of Mrs. Ann Harden of Elkton, and the late Ed Harden.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Harden is survived by his wife; one daughter, Yvonne Harden; three sons, James E. Jr., Dennis Allen and Ronald Wayne Harden; two sisters, Mrs. Marjorie Russell, Elkton, and Mrs. Lucile Athow, Tacoma, Wash.; and seven brothers, Louie Harden, Arlington, Texas, George Harden, U. S. Navy, Gene Harden, Long Beach, Calif., Joe M. Harden, U. S. Army, Fort Sill, Okla., and Bill Douglas and Larry Harden, all of Elkton.

HARDIE, Daisy English The Pulaski Citizen 4 Jul 1956
Mrs. Daisy English Hardie, 80, native of Giles County, died Wednesday morning, June 27, at a Chattanooga hospital. Funeral rites were held on Friday morning at St. Paul's Episcopal Church with burial in Forest Hills Cemetery, Chattanooga.
Born August 20, 1875, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late James Polk English and Sophia Ann Harwood English, and was the widow of Charles Hardie, clothier of Chattanooga.
Mrs. Hardie is survived by one sister, Mrs. Alexander Campbell, Signal Mountain; and two half-brothers, Fain English, Orlando, Fla., and Boyd English, Bessemer, Ala. Mrs. Hardie was a sister of the late W. F. English, former Pulaski postmaster.

HARDIMAN, Burgess Randolph The Pulaski Citizen 14 Apr 1954
Funeral services for Burgess Randolph Hardiman, 76, retired farmer of the Sixth Civil District, were held a one o'clock Sunday afternoon at Choates Creek Church, conducted by Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister. Burial took place in the church cemetery.

Mr. Hardiman died at 11:20 o'clock Friday morning at the home of Malcolm Tillman after a long illness.
Born in Giles County October 17, 1878, he was the son of the late Anderson Hardiman and Drucilla Hughes Hardiman. His wife, Mrs. Etta Davis Hardiman, died in 1945.
Mr. Hardiman is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Sherman Johnson, Bodenham, and Mrs. Willie Owen, Minnow Branch; nine grandchildren; and one sister, Miss Josie Hardiman, Lawrenceburg. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

HARDIMAN, Edward Jackson The Pulaski Citizen 14 Mar 1951
Funeral services for Edward Jackson Hardiman, 84, retired farmer who died at 12:20 o'clock Friday morning, March 9, at his home on Cemetery Street in Pulaski, were held at one o'clock Saturday afternoon at Pulaski Funeral Home. The Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister, officiated and burial took place in the Prospect Cemetery. His death followed a long period of declining health.
A native of Giles County, he was born March 11, 1866, the son of the late Milton Hardiman and Margaret Ann Craig Hardiman. He was a member of the Baptist Church.
His wife, Mrs. Betty Ann Sanders Hardiman, died in 1934.
Mr. Hardiman, who died two days before his 85th birthday anniversary, is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Ben Harmon, Pulaski, Mrs. Tom Williams, Shelbyville, Mrs. Adrian Darnell, Sumac in Giles County, Mrs. Luther Biles, Leoma, and Mrs. Julius Brown, Prospect; three sons, Raymond Hardiman, Ardmore, and Fred and Hubert Hardiman, both of Pulaski; twenty-four grandchildren and thirty-eight great grandchildren; three brothers, Thee Hardiman and Homer Hardiman, both of Birmingham, Ala., and Ammy Hardiman, Elkton. Pulaski Funeral Home, Funeral Directors.

HARDIMAN, Lillie Coble The Pulaski Citizen __ Mar 1957
Mrs. Lillie Coble Hardiman, 51, employee of the W. E. Stephens Manufacturing Company in Pulaski for more than twenty-two years, died at 5 o'clock Monday morning, March 11, at Giles County Hospital following an operation performed six days earlier.
Funeral services were held at 11 o'clock Wednesday morning in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by David East, minister of the Second Street Church of Christ of which she was a member. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Born July 12, 1905, at Red Oak in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Marshall Coble and Lizzie Smith Coble.
Mrs. Hardiman is survived by her husband, Willie A. Hardiman; one daughter, Mrs. Robert Reese, Pulaski; one son, Ferrell Hardiman, Nashville; two grandchildren; three brothers, Woodrow Coble, Pulaski, Marvin Coble, Lincoln County, and Floyd Coble, Fort Worth, Texas; and three sisters, Mrs. Herman Smith and Mrs. Slater Coggin, both of Frankewing; and Mrs. Bonnie Horton, Valdosta, Ga. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.

HARDIMAN, Nita Gaye The Pulaski Citizen 23 Feb 1955
Nita Gaye Hardiman, four month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Farrell Hardiman of Lynnville, died Thursday, February 17, at Vanderbilt Hospital.

Funeral rites were held at 10 o'clock Saturday morning at the graveside in Lynnwood Cemetery, with Gynnath Ford, minister of Lynnville Church of Christ, officiating.
Survivors in addition to her parents, include grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Har