Ken and Lenora
Typed by Marie Durrett Johnson
This newspaper obituary was in a scrapbook presented to Kenny and Lenora Durrett from her grandmother, Mrs. Tommie (Lizzie) Briley. Lizzie was born 20 Dec 1883 and died on 11 Jul 1966. These obituary clippings do not have the dates; Death dates will be supplied from the Sumner County Cemetery Book by Margaret Snider and Joan Yorgason when possible.
SUMNER WOMAN KILLED BY AUTO
Mrs. Elliott Greer Fatally Hurt Near Home; Driver Held for Murder
Portland, Tenn. Oct 31
Mrs. Elliott Greer was instantly killed this afternoon when she was struck by an automobile as she was walking along a road near her home in Sumner County's Fifteenth District. The accident occurred near Pleasant Valley Church.
Ivan Freeman, 21 of Sumner County was arrested by Sheriff Kelly Rippy as the driver of the automobile. The sheriff said Freeman would face a charge of murder with an automobile. The man was released on $5,000 bond.
Mrs. Greer suffered a broken neck. She was reported to have been overtaken by the automobile that struck her as he was meeting an automobile. Surviving are her husband and five children. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the White House Methodist Church.