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Obituaries February, 1932

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(Thursday, February 4, 1932)

Wemyss Walton - Wemyss Walton, a son of the late Captain J. W. Walton of Gallatin, died suddenly Friday, January 29th, 1932, at his home in Palatka, Florida. The deceased was 70 years of age and is survived by his wife and two sons. The burial occurred at Palatka Saturday.

Alex Douglass - Alex Douglass, colored, died Thursday at the home of his father, Joe Douglass, in Nashville. (Abstract)

Sulphura - Miss Varcie Whitson, daughter of Mrs. Dollie Whitson, was burned last Monday morning. At nine o'clock Monday night she died. She is survived by her mother, five brothers and two sisters. Burial was at Cedar Grove.

Elzy Barber died Wednesday morning at 2 o'clock at his home near here, and was buried Thursday at Corinth. He leaves a wife, four children by his first wife, a mother, brother and two sisters to mourn their loss.  

(Thursday, February 11, 1932)

Uncle Jim Chenault - Jim Chenault, colored, fell dead about 9:30 o'clock a.m. Thursday at the home of Dr. Pruett Kelly on East Main Street. He had gone to the Kelly home on an errand when death came suddenly. Uncle Jim was about 75 years old and lived on Smith Street.

In Memoriam - In loving memory of our deceased son and brother, Hugh Ketring, who departed this life February 10th, 1931, one year ago today. Sadly missed by family. Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Ketring and children. (Abstract)

Mrs. Arthur B. Tarpley - Nashville Feb. 9. - Mrs. Lula Deery Tarpley, 71, wife of Arthur B. Tarpley, native of Shelbyville and for many years a resident of Nashville, died at her home, 2123 Pierce Avenue, shortly before 9 a.m. Monday from a heart attack. Mrs. Tarpley was born and reared in Shelbyville. She moved to Nashville and married. She was a member of the West End Methodist Church. Surviving her are her husband, five daughters, Misses Roberta, Louise and Elizabeth Tarpley, Mrs. Carr Payne, all of Nashville, and Mrs. C. D. Hull of Yazoo City, Miss.; a nephew and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held in Shelbyville Tuesday at 2 p.m. (Abstract)

Personal - Mrs. George P. Greenhalgh of Grasslands was called to Toledo this week by the death of her Mother.

Following the death of Milus H. McCormack here several weeks ago, Mrs. McCormack and her daughters have removed to Nashville.

Corinth - Elzy Barber died at his home January 27, 1932. He was buried at the Corinth Cemetery January 28.

(Thursday, February 18, 1932)

James Bond - James Bond, beloved citizen, and Civil War Veteran, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ella Hamilton Pearson, at South Tunnel, February 10th, after an illness of eight weeks. The deceased was born at Caldwell, Ohio on May 5, 1844, the son of Josiah and Catharine Bond. On November 23, 1865, he was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Loyd Patton, and to this union seven children were born, six of whom survive. The deceased served throughout the war as a Union soldier and after the war settled in Browne County, Indiana, near the city of Nashville. He was 87 years and 9 months of age at the time of death. Surviving are six children and forty grandchildren, the children being as follows: George and Joshua Bond of Nashville, Indiana; James N. E. Bond of Edinburgh, Ind.; Clyde Bond of Freeport, Kansas, and Mrs. Ella Pearson of South Tunnel, Tenn. One son, William Bond, died May 1st, 1931.Services were held at the South Tunnel Church of Christ Thursday, February 11th, conducted by Elders C. D. Crouch and Arthur Rutledge. The remains were taken to Nashville, Indiana, where burial occurred at the Bond family cemetery, Sunday February 14th. (Abstract)

Odell T. Davis - Prof. Odell Tilden Davis, prominent and popular citizen of this county, died Sunday, February 14th, 1932, at the home of his brother, Estell Davis, at Westmoreland. The deceased was born at the Davis homestead near Epperson Springs on January 9th, 1875. He was the son of C. W. and Gemima Gaines Davis, prominent citizens of that community. Prof. Davis was married on October 6th, 1917, to Miss Eva Hanes, who died May 23rd, 1922. To this union was born one child, a daughter, Marguerite Frances who survives. There survive, also, one sister, Mrs. Emma Slate, and a brother, Estell Davis, both of the Westmoreland community. Funeral services were held at the Pleasant Grove Methodist Church at 1:30 o'clock p.m. Monday. Burial in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. (Abstract)

James S. Tomkins - James S. Tomkins died in Nashville at 10:30 o'clock a.m., Thursday, February 11th, 1932. The deceased was 44 years old. He was the son of the late Dr. W. R. Tomkins and Mrs. Ida Lewis Tomkins of Gallatin. He is survived by his mother, one brother, Charles R. Tomkins of Gallatin, and one-half brother, William R. Tomkins of Nashville. Mr. Tomkins was a World War Veteran. Funeral services were conducted at the residence of Mrs. Ida L. Tomkins at 3 o'clock p.m., Friday. (Abstract)

Mrs. Bettie Hammock - Mrs. Bettie Allan Hammock, aged 73, one of the most prominent citizens of Hartsville and a woman greatly beloved, died at her home on River Street, Thursday night from an acute heart attack. Mrs. Hammock was the oldest child of the late Arch and Frances Day Allan, who were among the first settlers in Hartsville. Her father was the first sheriff of Trousdale County. She was the widow of Judge Wilson Hammock. Surviving her are: a daughter, Miss Manye Hammock, a sister, Miss Ethel Allan, and nephews and nieces. Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church Saturday afternoon. Burial was in the Hartsville Cemetery. (Abstract)

Mrs. Phillip Leath - Mrs. Nellie Dotson Leath, wife of Phillip Leath, died suddenly at her home near Gallatin about 8 o'clock Saturday morning, February 6th. The deceased was 51 years old. She is survived by her husband, one son, Phillip Dotson, one brother, C. Wert Dotson of Galen, and four sisters, Mrs. Ella B. Holland of the Times force, Mrs. Smith Meador of Westmoreland, Mrs. B. W. Leath and Miss Welthea Dotson of Webbtown. Funeral services were held at the home at ten o'clock Sunday morning. The burial occurred at Green Grove Cemetery in Macon County. (Abstract)

Mrs. Louella Leath - Bethpage, Jan. 10. - Mrs. Louella Leath died Monday afternoon, January 8th, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hayden Reed, with whom she had made her home for many years. Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday afternoon with Rev. Alfred Robinson conducting the services. Burial followed at the Gallatin Cemetery. Besides her daughter she is survived by two sons, Rollie Leath of Bethpage and Charlie Leath of Los Angeles, California. Also a sister, Mrs. Fannie Freeman, of Westmoreland.

(Thursday, February 25, 1932)

Mrs. Harry Hodgin - The remains of Mrs. Mary Purdy Hodgins, 58, wife of Harry Hodgins of Richmond, Ind., were brought to Gallatin Saturday morning and funeral services were conducted at the grave by the Rev. W. Adams of Hendersonville, pastor of Rehoboth Methodist Church. Burial was at Gallatin Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, three sisters, Mrs. L. B. Smelser of Nashville, Mrs. Arthur Spillers of Syracuse, N. Y., Miss Clyde Purdy of Denver, Col.; two brothers, Arthur Purdy, Hanford, Wash.; Jim Purdy, Colorado Springs, Col. Mrs. Hodgin was born and reared at Cages Bend, Sumner County. She has resided at Richmond, Ind., since her marriage. The deceased was a daughter of the late J. F. Purdy, for many years a citizen of this county.

Mrs. J. R. Wallace - Mrs. Fannie Elliott Wallace, widow of the late Mr. J. R. Wallace, died at 4:30 o'clock p.m., Monday, February 22nd, 1932, at the family homestead in the 9th district. Mrs. Wallace was born April 5th, 1849. She was a daughter of Hugh and Betsy Elliott, prominent pioneer citizens of the 9th district. She married Mr. Wallace on September 11th, 1888. To this union one son was born, Charles H. Wallace, who survives and with whom she resided. There survive, also, four grandchildren as follows: Charles H., Jr., Joe M., Mary C., and J. B. Wallace. Her husband died twelve years ago. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Funeral services were conducted at the family residence at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon by Elder H. L. Olmstead and Elder Arthur Rutledge. The burial followed at the Wallace family burying ground.

Samuel M. Fite - Nashville, Feb. 18. - Samuel McClary Fite, member of a prominent family of Middle Tennessee died Wednesday at his home at 1102 Sixteenth Avenue, South, after an illness of several months' duration. Mr. Fite was born and reared in Sumner County near Hendersonville, the son of Mrs. Susie Coma Fite and the late Edwin C. Fite. In 1909 he was married to Miss Laura Lucille Hyde, who survives him, as do also two children, Mildred and Edwin Fite, his mother, Mrs. Fite of Hendersonville, a sister, Mrs. B. S. Galbraith of Hendersonville, and two brothers, Frank E. Fite of Nashville and Henry C. Fite of Montgomery, Alabama. Funeral services will be conducted in the Wrightman Chapel at Scarritt College at 2:30 p.m., Friday. (Abstract)

In Memory - In loving memory of our dear daughter, Lucille Durham, who departed this life two years ago, February 13th, 1930. Mother (Abstract)

In Memoriam - In memoriam of our dear beloved mother, Mrs. Mandy Nunley, who departed this life February 14th, 1929, three years ago today. Mrs. Pope (Abstract)


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