Alice Fleming, 16 Nov 1883 - 11 Mar 1980.,(d/o William Overton Fleming and Mary
Jane Hollingsworth Fleming; w/o William Theodoric McEwen. Ref: Judy Forgos.) Block "B"
Mrs. William T. McEwen Mrs. Alice McKnight Fleming
McEwen, 96, long-time resident of South Main Street, died early morning Mar 11,
1980, at Graymere Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral services
were conducted Friday at 10 a.m. at Oakes and Nichols Funeral Home with Rev.
Terry Ailor, minister of the First Baptist Church in Mt. Pleasant officiating.
Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.
A descendant of pioneer Maury County settlers from North Carolina, she was the
daughter of the late Confederate Veteran William Overton Fleming and the late
Mary Jane Hollingsworth Fleming. She was the widow of William Theodoric McEwen,
who had been associated with the phone company for more than 45 years at the
time of his death in 1940. Prior to her marriage to Mr. McEwen, she was employed
as an operator for the phone company as one of the first group of women in that
company. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Clariss M. (Mary Alice) Cook, Columbia,
Mrs. James (Margaret) Buchanan, Tigerville, S.C., Mrs. Clarence F. (Marian)
Alexander Jr., Mt. Pleasant; two sons, Thomas Overton McEwen, Columbia, James
Everly McEwen, Birmingham, Mich., (a third son, William Erwin McEwen, was
fatally injured in an automobile accident in July 1937); nine grandchildren; 13
great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Active pallbearers will be her grandsons and grandsons-in-law, C.F. Alexander
III, William Daniel Alexander, James Richard McEwen, Stephen Erwin McEwen,
Thomas Alfred McEwen, William Miles Cook, LTC C.M. Cook Jr., James Milan, Earl
Pettus, Leon Morrow and Ellis Hamlett. Mrs. McEwen's nephews will serve as
honorary pallbearers. Columbia Daily Herald, Tues., March 11, 1980.
Compiled and contributed by Judy B. Forgos 6 Oct 2010