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Obituaries August - September, 1911

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(Thursday August 31, 1911)

Died at Scottsville

Mrs. Charlie Carr of Westmoreland, Tenn., died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Gilliam, last Saturday morning of tuberculosis. She had been in ill health for some time at her home, but she had come to her father's to spend a few days. She became worse and died in a short time. She was a devoted Christian lady. The funeral services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. Harkey, at Pleasant Grove Church, after which the body was laid to rest to rest in the cemetery at that place by Undertaker A. F. Pearson. Scottsville Times.

(Thursday August 31, 1911)

Mrs. Lucy Wright

The death of Mrs. Lucy Wright, wife of the late Mr. R. A. Wright, occurred at her home near Rock Bridge last Wednesday. She was a daughter of Wm. Talley, a pioneer citizen of Sumner County, who died some time ago in the ninetieth year of his age. Mrs. Wright was 82 years of age at the time of her death. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. John Wright, with whom she resided. She was a member of the Dry Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church and a good Christian lady who enjoyed the esteem of a great many friends. The burial took place at the Drane burying ground Thursday afternoon.

(Thursday August 31, 1911)

Rock Bridge

Miss Eva Barber, daughter of Will Barber, died at her home in the Sulphuria community last Friday afternoon of tuberculosis. Her remains were laid to rest in the Sulphuria burying ground Saturday afternoon. She was highly respected by all who knew her and leaves a host of friends and relatives to mourn her loss.

(Thursday August 31, 1911)

Shackle Island

The one-day-old infant of Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Hunter died and was buried at Beech Monday.

(Thursday September 7, 1911)

Death Results From Runaway

Miss Pattie Malone, Victim of Friday's Accident, Succumbs

Died at the residence of her brother, Col. J. B. Malone, on East Main Street Tuesday night at 9:30 o'clock. Miss Malone was a daughter of James N. Malone of Bethpage where she was born and reared. She was 72 years of age. For more than fifty years she has been a faithful member of the Bethpage Methodist Church. She is survived by two brothers, Col. J. B. Malone and Wesley Malone of Gallatin and a sister, Mrs. Minerva Andrews of Woodburn, Ky. Another sister, Mrs. Sue Staley, died at Bethpage in 1880. Funeral services will be conducted at the Methodist Church this morning at 9 o'clock by Rev. W. B. Lowry, the service being conducted at Bethpage at 11 o'clock by Rev. C. R. Wade. The burial will follow at the Bethpage Cemetery. *(More of this obit on another posting.)

(Thursday September 14, 1911)

D. Bates Dye

The death of Mr. D. Bates Dye occurred last Sunday in a Nashville infirmary where he had been for about eleven months. The deceased was a citizen of Fountain Head and was 59 years of age. The burial took place Tuesday at Old Fountain Head. He is survived by the following children: S. C. and W. B. Dye of Indianapolis, Ind., Mrs. E. L. Keen and F. O. Dye of Nashville, and Mrs. J. H. Caldwell of Westmoreland.

(Thursday September 14, 1911)

Died at Portland

On last Sunday, Miss N. O. Thomson of Portland died at her home, and was buried Monday afternoon. The sermon was preached by Evangelist Isaac C. Hoskins in the Christian Church of which body she was a member.

(Thursday September 14, 1911)

Chas. T. Latimer Dead

Charles T. Latimer died at his home on Station Camp out on the Long Hollow Road Wednesday afternoon at 5 o'clock after a brief illness. Mr. Latimer had been in bad health for some time, but a few days before his death he was paralyzed on the right side, and never recovered. The deceased was 76 years of age, and was respected and esteemed by all who knew him. He was one of the substantial citizens of Sumner County. His remains were buried the following day at the family burying ground.

(Thursday September 14, 1911)

Shackle Island

Mrs. Summir Dickson of near Station Camp died and was buried at Beech Cemetery Saturday. Mrs. Dickson was a consistent member of Beech Church. Deceased leaves husband, two sons, two daughters, two sisters, three brothers and many other friends and relatives to mourn her loss.

C. T. Latimer an aged and highly respected citizen of Gallatin, Route 4, died of paralysis at his home, August 30. Remains were laid to rest at Averette burying ground the day following. Ceremonies at the grave by Donelson Bivouac, led by Capt. Douglas, prayer by Rev. J. D. Robins of the Methodist Church. A large concourse of friends were assembled at the burying ground to pay the last tribute of respect to their friend. His noble wife, four sons and four daughters survive.

(Thursday September 21, 1911)

Mrs. E. B. Mitchell

The death of Mrs. E. B. Mitchell occurred at her home near Cotton Town last Sunday Morning at 6 o'clock. Her death was due to tuberculosis from which she had been a sufferer for several months. She was 32 years of age and had long been a faithful member of the Methodist Church at Bethel. Mrs. Mitchell was a good Christian lady highly esteemed by a large circle of friends. Funeral services were conducted at Bethel Church Monday morning at 11 o'clock by Rev. J. D. Robins. The burial followed at the old Mitchell burying ground.

(Thursday September 21, 1911)

Chas. Huffman

Charley Huffman, a well-known citizen of the tenth district, died at his home on the Dobbins Pike Tuesday night. His death was due to cancer of the stomach from which he had been ill for several months. He had been confined to his bed for five weeks. The deceased was 48 years old, a member of the Christian Church and a good citizen. His wife, who before her marriage was Miss Fannie Wallace, survives him. He is survived also by two children, a son and a daughter. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. I. C. Hoskins were held at the family residence at 2:30 p. m. yesterday. The burial followed at the old Wallace Burying ground.

(Thursday September 21, 1911)

Sudden Death Of Judge Denny

Cookeville, Tenn., Sept. 13. Judge T. L. Denny, one of the most prominent lawyers of this section of the state, died suddenly of heart failure at 9 o'clock last night at his home in this city. He was 60 years old and is survived by his wife and by five children by his first marriage, Mrs. H. M. Jared, Mrs. O. K. Holladay, Miss Clara Denny and Larimore Denny of this city, and Mrs. Will McCluen of Monterey.

(Thursday September 28, 1911)

Card of Thanks

We wish to thank the many friends who helped us during the sickness and death of our dear wife and mother, May God's richest blessing rest on them. James M. Lindsey and Children.

(Thursday September 28, 1911)

D. O. Montgomery

Death has visited Shackle Island community and taken from it another aged and highly respected citizen, Mr. Daniel O. Montgomery, age 76 years and six months. One daughter, Mrs. W. P. Ketring, and one son, M. B. Montgomery survive. Funeral services were conducted at Beech Church Monday morning at 10 o'clock by the pastor, Rev. C. K. Carlock, in the presence of a large assemblage of friends and relatives.

(Thursday September 28, 1911)

Died In Texas

News of the death of Ira Brazzell at his home in Elmo, Texas, has just been received by relatives in Sumner County. The deceased who was 21 years of age was born in this county, but removed to Texas with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Benny Brazzell several years ago. His father and mother were both born and reared in Sumner County and have numerous relatives here.

(Thursday September 28, 1911)

Mrs. Martha Kerr

Mrs. Martha A. Kerr died at her home near Enon College last Monday after a week's illness. Mrs. Kerr was 58 years of age and had been long a consistent member of the Methodist Church. She was a lady of most estimable character and was highly esteemed. She was the widow of the late Joseph Kerr, and is survived by the following children: Mrs. Katie Donoho of Gallatin, Prof. Pat Kerr of Portland and John and Joseph Kerr of Trousdale County.

(Thursday September 28, 1911)

Mrs. James Lindsey

Mrs. Martha Lindsey, wife of James Lindsay, died at her home near South Tunnel last Sunday evening at 4:40 o'clock. The deceased had been a devout Christian since childhood, and was a kind and loving wife and mother. She was a generous neighbor, ready at all times to lend a hand to the sick and needy. Mrs. Lindsay was a member of the Christian Church. She is survived by her husband and six children. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at Bush's Chapel by Rev. D. M. Hamilton. The interment was at the burying ground near by.

(Thursday September 28, 1911)

Mrs. Mollie Dorris died at her home near New Hope Chapel, Hendersonville, R. R. No. 3, Thursday, Sept. 21st, having been a sufferer for several months. She was 43 years, 4 months and 17 days of age. She leaves four grown daughters and an aged mother, besides other numerous relatives to mourn her loss. Deceased was a consistent member of New Hope Baptist Church, of which she had been a member for 28 years. She was a patient, loving mother and a good neighbor. Funeral services were conducted at New Hope Church Friday, Sept. 22nd at 3 p. m. by the pastor, Rev. T. J. Ratcliff. The burial followed at Beech Cemetery.

(Thursday September 28, 1911)

Shackle Island

Mrs. Jennie Lou Hassell and sister, Miss Mamie Kirkpatrick, were called her from Montgomery, Ala., Monday by the death of their grandfather, Mr. D. O. Montgomery.

A. P. McMurtry and brother, Ben were here from Nashville at the funeral of their cousin, Mrs. Mollie Dorris.

Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Dorris of Number One attended the funeral of Mrs. Dorris' uncle Mr. Montgomery.

The four young ladies left orphans by the death of their mother last Thursday will make their home with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Dorris.

Baxter Bell Kirkpatrick was here from Nashville to attend the funeral of his grandfather, Mr. Montgomery.

 


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