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Obituaries January - February, 1916

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(Thursday, January 6, 1916)

Mrs. Luke A. Moss

Bethpage, Jan. 2. - Mrs. Luke A. Moss died at the home of her daughter, Mr. Jno. L. Harris, at this place at 5:15 o'clock yesterday afternoon after a brief illness of grip, which went into pneumonia. The deceased was born in Warren County, Ky., on the 7th day of February, 1846. In April, 1865, she was married to Mr. Wm. F. Moss, who preceded her to the grave by four years. She was a devout member of the Bethpage Methodist Church, and was faithful to her religious duties. Mrs. Moss was a daughter of the Rev. Luke P. Allen, who was for years a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church, south. Mrs. Moss is survived by four daughters and three sons, as follows: Mrs. Jno. L. Harris, Mrs. Olie C. Whiteside of Bethpage, Mrs. O. D. Moore of (The rest of this obit was cut out of the paper.)

(Thursday, January 6, 1916)

James G. Elizer

Mr. James G. Elizer, formerly of Shackle Island this county, but for the last six months a resident of West Tennessee, died December 18th at the home of his son, H. M. Elizer, near Friendship, Tenn. He was 78 years old and his death was due to the infirmities of age. The deceased was born in Sumner County on October 22nd, 1837. He was married to Miss Susan Hogan, November 6, 1860. To this union there were born thirteen children, eight of whom survive. He professed religion and united with Beech Cumberland Presbyterian Church September 1, 1854, and was ordained a ruling in 1855. He filled this office faithfully, being at all time present when he was able to attend. Mr. Elizer is survived by eight children, two sisters, Mesdames Mary and Bettie Dorris and one brother, Mr. T. D. Elizer, all of Shackle Island. Funeral services were conducted at Beech Church on Monday, December 20th, at 11 a. m. by Rev. W. W. Suddarth in the presence of a large assembly of relatives and friends. The burial followed at Beech Cemetery.

(Thursday, January 6, 1916)

Wife of Maj. Stahlman Of Banner Passes Away.

Nashville, Dec. 26. - After an illness extending over a period of eighteen months, Mrs. Mollie Claibourne Stahlman died this afternoon at the family residence, 118 Ninth Avenue, South. Throughout Sunday the approach of the end was apparent, and it came, finally, at 5:15 o'clock. She continued entirely conscious to the last. Besides her husband, Mrs. Stahlman is survived by one child, Frank Carl Stahlman. Her eldest son, E. C. Stahlman, met death by drowning on Aug. 29, 1904, and a young daughter, Mollie B., died in childhood a number of years before. She leaves five grandchildren: J. G., Miss Mary Claibourne, E. B., Jr., and Frank Carl Stahlman, Jr., the children of the late E. C. Stahlman, and Frances Carlisle, only child of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Carl Stahlman. She is survived also by one sister, Mrs. M. B. Toney. Nieces and nephews who constitute the remaining nearest kin are: Mrs. J. Hunter Orr, Mrs. W. D. Haggard of Nashville; Mrs. Louise O. Koiner of Waynesboro, Va.; Mr. William T. Olney of Burkeville, Va., Mrs. Henry Skeggs and Miss Marian Toney of this city.

(Thursday, January 6, 1916)

Judge McConnel Dies In Kansas

Former Citizen of Hartsville and Well Known In Sumner

Hartsville, Tenn., Dec. 30. - A message was received here Wednesday from Topeka, Kan., announcing the death of Judge McConnell, who was formerly one of the most prominent men in Tennessee, had lived with his children in the West, part of the time being spent with a son, Odell McConnell, at Helena, Mont., and part with his daughter, Mrs. Annie Sweeny, at whose home he died. Judge McConnell was born in this state May 22, 1832, hence was nearly 84 years of age. He was a graduate of the Pennsylvania College, and afterward was elected principal of Gerard Academy at Gerard, Pa. While in Pennsylvania he was married to Miss Nancy Elizabeth McCall of Meadville, Pa., who died some years ago at Helena. After returning to Tennessee he was elected principal of the Hartsville Female Academy in 1859, teaching here until the outbreak of the Civil War, when he enlisted in the Confederate army and served with distinction throughout the war. After the war he again took charge of the school, later taking up the practice of law. In 1872 he was elected to the state senate from the Ninth senatorial district, then composed of the counties of Macon, Smith, Clay, Trousdale, Sumner and Jackson. In 1874 he was a candidate for congress from this district, the Democratic convention being held at Hartsville. Judge McConnell had a large plurality of the delegates, but could never quite reach the necessary two-thirds vote; so he finally withdrew his name, and Samuel A. Fite, who was then judge of the Fifth judicial circuit, was nominated. This created a vacancy on the bench, and to this vacancy Judge McConnell was appointed by Gov. James D. Porter. He was twice subsequently elected to the office by the people, and made a state-wide reputation as a judicial officer. In 1887 he was appointed chief justice of the Territory of Montana by President Grover Cleveland. Judge McConnell was not an applicant for the position, but his friends including Gov. Porter, then assistant secretary of state under President Cleveland; Benton McMillin, then in congress, together with other Tennesseans of influence, urged his appointment by the President, which was done. He held the office until March, 1899, when he resigned. The resignation was not accepted by President Cleveland, but was accepted a few days after President Harrison was inaugurated. Judge McConnell had moved his family from Hartsville to Helena, and after retiring from office he resumed the practice of law in that city. He was a member of the Masonic order, and during the year 1883 was grand master of the state. He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and a man of splendid qualities and of a brilliant mind. He is survived by two sons, Frank McConnell and Odell McConnell, and the daughter with whom he made his home. He had a large number of relatives in different parts of the state.

(Thursday, January 6, 1916)

Young Man Killed By Falling Tree

Hartsville, Tenn., Dec. 30. - Ross Brawner, a young man living near Hillsdale, in Macon County, was accidentally killed Sunday by a falling tree. He was preparing to move this week and getting out of firewood, went out near the house to saw a block of wood from a dead tree standing nearby. He had asked a friend to assist him, and when the block had been sawed off the tree fell. His friend seeing that he was likely to get caught by tree grabbed it, but was unable to keep it from striking Brawer, the tree falling upon his head and mashing it into the earth. He was taken from under the tree, but only lived a short time. He was about 18 years of age and is survived by his wife, who is only a girl of 15 or 16 years of age.

(Thursday, January 6, 1916)

Frank Anderson

Bethpage, Dec. 29, - News reached here announcing the death of Frank Anderson, which occurred at his home near Spartanburg, S. C., after an extended illness of Bright's disease. Mr. Anderson was well known here, he having lived in this community for sixteen years. He and his brother, William Anderson, owned the fine stock farm now owned by Mr. Thomas H. Howard. The deceased, having sold his property here some ten years ago, moved to Texas, and later to South Carolina, where his demise occurred. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and of the Free and Accepted Masons, having been received into this fraternal organization at Bethpage lodge, No. 521. located at this place. Mr. Anderson was 52 years of age, was of a cheerful disposition, and had a host of friends here who will learn of his death with deep regret. He is survived by one brother, William N. Anderson, of Texas. His wife also survives him.

(Thursday, January 13, 1916)

Mrs. John F. Blue

Mrs. Elizabeth Blue, wife of the late Mr. John F. Blue, died at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at her home on West Main Street. She had been seriously ill for several months and her death was not unexpected. The deceased was 64 years of age and was a devout Christian lady, having been for many years a member of the Gallatin Methodist Church. She was born and reared in this county and was educated at Howard College from which institution she graduated in 1867. She was a member of Howard College Alumni Association and also of Clark Chapter, Daughters of the Confederacy; Mrs. Blue is survived by two sons: W. T. Blue of Gallatin and Irby L. Blue of New York. The burial took place at the Gallatin Cemetery at 2:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon with funeral services at the grave by Rev. R. H. Hudgens.

(Thursday, January 13, 1916)

Henry Fry

Henry Fry, one of Sumner County's oldest and most highly esteemed citizens, died of infirmities incident to old age at his home, one-half mile south of Number One, Thursday, after being in feeble health for the past several years. Mr. Fry was born in Washington County, Pennsylvania, December 16, 1822, and was, therefore, in the 94th year of his age. He removed with his family from Pennsylvania to Sumner County in February, 1870, where he had since resided on the same farm continuously until his death. He was a devout member of the Church of Christ, and was a good and substantial citizen. In 1845 Mr. Fry was married to Miss Margaret Fry of Indiana, who died in 1912. Of the union eleven children were born, nine of whom survive, as follows: Mrs. J. M. Evans of Charleroi, Pa.; Mrs. Martha Furnier of the same place; William Henry Fry of Tullahoma; Mrs. Bradie Mitchell, Miss Isabelle Fry, Albert Fry of this county, A. L. Fry and former Mayor John Fry of Gallatin. Funeral services were held at the family residence at 1 o'clock p. m. Friday by Elder D. M. Hamilton. The burial followed at the Gallatin Cemetery.

(Thursday, January 13, 1916)

Mrs. T. W. Barnes

Mrs. Sallie Payne Barnes, wife of Thomas W. Barnes, a prominent citizen of the Cairo community, died at their home at 11 o'clock Monday night after a short illness of pneumonia. The deceased was 56 years of age and was a most excellent Christian lady. She was a faithful member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted at the family residence at 2:30 p. m. Tuesday by Rev. R. H. Hudgens, pastor of the Gallatin Methodist Church. The burial followed at the family burying ground.

(Thursday, January 13, 1916)

William Fleming

Bethpage, Jan. 8. - News has been received here from Oak Grove near Fountain Head in this county announcing the death of Willie Fleming, which occurred at the home of his father, John F. Fleming. The deceased was 25 years of age and was single. For some time he had been residing in Nashville, where he had a position, but a few days ago he had to return home on account of his feeble health. He was on his way from the station at Fountain Head when he suddenly became desperately ill and died a short while after reaching home. The funeral was held at Oak Grove with the Rev. J. D. Presnell, pastor of the Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, holding the services. The interment followed at the Old Sherron family burying ground.

(Thursday, January 13, 1916)

Found Dead Near Banks of the Creek

The remains of Jim Boddie, an aged Negro man were found lying on the banks of the creek near Number One Sunday morning, January 2nd. The old Negro had been missed by his family since Wednesday. There were no signs of foul play, and it is not known whether he was drowned or what caused his death.

(Thursday, January 13, 1916)

Mrs. Isaac Watwood

Portland, Jan. 11. - Mrs. Isaac Watwood died in her eighty-ninth year Saturday morning and was buried Sunday at Fountain Head Cemetery. Elder J. G. Blaine officiated. She was a member of the Methodist Church for many years. She is survived by a husband and four sons and two daughters, Wake Watwood of Woodburn, Ky., James Watwood, Carlos Watwood and John Watwood, all of this community; Mrs. W. G. Payne of Fountain Head and Mrs. S. R. Stovall of Portland.

(Thursday, January 20, 1916)

Sudden Death Of John Lewis

Motorman On Gallatin Interurban Expires At Inglewood

John Lewis of Gallatin, motorman on a freight car of the Nashville-Gallatin Interurban railway, dropped dead on his car at Englewood near Nashville at 9:30 o'clock Tuesday Morning. Mr. Lewis left Gallatin Tuesday morning in fine spirits, and those who were with him when he dropped dead declare that he was still feeling fine to all appearances. He was standing in his car, which had stopped at Inglewood, and was shuffling his feet to keep warm, say those who were with him at the time, when he suddenly fell. He did not speak after that. Mr. Lewis was placed on a city street car at Inglewood and rushed to town. At the corner of Fifth and Woodland Streets the car was met by L. C. Connell, superintendent of the Interurban Company, in an automobile. Mr. Connell rushed with the body to Burch's infirmary. "I thought there might be a ray of life left," said Mr. Connell to a reporter, "though he looked like he was dead when I saw him." He was pronounced dead when he reached the infirmary. The day was very cold and there was some suggestion that he had frozen to death, but the consensus of opinion is that his death resulted from heart disease. The deceased is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Lewis of Gallatin, a brother, Tupper Lewis, and four sisters, Misses Nell, Theo, and Margaret Lewis, and Mrs. Richard Henchey, formerly Miss Nancye Lewis. Mr. Lewis had been working with the Nashville-Gallatin Interurban Company for almost a year and was a capable and efficient employee of the company. He was a young man of pleasant disposition and was popular with the people of Gallatin where he has spent nearly all his life. The remains were brought to Gallatin on the 4:30 car Tuesday afternoon. The burial will take place at the Gallatin Cemetery this morning with funeral services at the family residence on South Water Street at 10 o'clock by Rev. R. M. DuBose.

(Thursday, January 20, 1916)

George Branham

George Branham, an aged citizen of the Scottsville Pike community, died Monday afternoon at his home near Side View. His death was due to pneumonia. He was 75 years of age and is survived by several children. The burial took place Tuesday at the Patterson burying ground.

(Thursday, January 20, 1916)

Lewis Crump

Lewis Crump, better known as "Foop" Crump, died Tuesday at his home on Blythe Street. He was 72 years old and a native of Trousdale County. He had lived with the family of the late John H. McLaren for more than fifty years. The burial was at the Gallatin Cemetery Wednesday.

(Thursday, January 20, 1916)

Mrs. Mai Lane

A telegram announcing the death of Mrs. Mai Lane of Denver, Col., was received Thursday by Mrs. Zach Lane of Gallatin. Mrs. Lane was the wife of Mr. Zach Lane, Jr., who preceded her to the grave about a year ago. She went to Denver last fall with the hope of regaining her health, but gradually grew worse and death resulted. Mrs. Lane was a splendid Christian and loveable character who had many friends in Gallatin. She is survived by her parents and one daughter, Dorthy, of Gainesville, Georgia. Mrs. Zach Lane, together with other relatives, were in Nashville Saturday to meet the remains, which were enroute to Gainesville, Georgia for interment.

(Thursday, January 20, 1916)

Fountain Head

Rebecca L., wife of L. C. Ramsey, aged 20 years, died in Indianapolis, Ind., January 6th, of pneumonia. Her remains were shipped here by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Duff Hunter, who live near here, and two of her brothers and families and a sister who live in Indianapolis, and was buried at Old Brush Jan. 9th. Funeral services were conducted by Elder S. T. Reddick. Also a little child of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Suttle's was buried at the same time and place. Mr. Ramsey accompanied the remains of his wife here.

(Thursday, January 20, 1916)

M. H. Stratton

Moke H. Stratton died Sunday afternoon, January 16, at his home on Factory Avenue. His death was due to the infirmities of old age. He was born in this county on September 25, 1834 and hence was 81 years of age. He was a long prominent stock trader in this section and was for many years a member of the county court. He was a man of wide acquaintance and has numerous friends throughout this section who will regret to learn of his death. Mr. Stratton had been for many years a faithful member of the Methodist Church. The burial took place at the Gallatin Cemetery Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock with funeral services by Rev. R. H. Hudgens.

(Thursday, January 20, 1916)

Mrs. Abby Merrit Garrison

On Dec. 28, 1915, the death angel visited New Hope community and removed from our midst our friend Mrs. Abby Merrit Garrison, age 80 years, 10 months and 10 days. Miss Abby Merrit was born in Robertson County, near White House, Feb. 18, 1835. Professed faith in Christ in early girlhood days and united with Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Later in life she joined the New Hope Baptist Church, Sumner County, and lived a consistent member until death, being present at all services as long as she was able to attend and contributed liberally to needs of the church. She was united in marriage to Mr. Pleasant Garrison in 1852. To this union were born three sons, J. W. and J. M. Garrison, of near Station Camp and R. H. Garrison of Texas, all of whom survive. As a neighbor she was kind and considerate, as a mother she was humble, thoughtful and affectionate: Resolved, that in the death of Mrs. Garrison, the sons have lost a good mother, the church a useful member and all of her acquaintances, a friend. Resolved that a copy of this sketch be sent to the Sumner County News and the Baptist and Reflector, one spread on the minutes of New Hope record book and copies sent to each of her sons. Respectfully submitted, Mrs. Allen M. Dorris. Jan. 17, 1916.

(Thursday, January 20, 1916)

In Memoriam

William Allen Flemming, son of J. H. and Martha Flemming, was born April 6, 1885, died January 1, 1916, age 30 years, 9 months. (I will type the rest of this obit latter.)

(Thursday, January 20, 1916)

Fountain Head

The death angel has again visited the home of Mrs. J. M. McKendree and on Jan. 11, carried for its prize little Courtis Smith, age 6 years. He leaves a mother, several brothers and sisters to mourn his loss. He has gone to meet his father and little brother in heaven. He bore his illness without a murmur and knew every thing until the last and called to his mother for his play things. His loving mother stood over him almost night and day, praying for his recovery, tho God knew best. The bereaved family have the sympathy of many relatives and friends. I will say to you all dear mother, brothers and sisters, weep not for little Courtis has gone where parting will be no more. He can't come back to you but you can go to him. A Friend.

(Thursday, January 27, 1916)

Thomas W. Cocke

Thomas W. Cocke, an aged and highly respected citizen of the 3rd district, died Tuesday afternoon at his home six miles from town on Coles Ferry Pike. He was 81 years of age and his death was due to the infirmities of age. The deceased was born and reared in Sumner County and throughout a long life enjoyed the confidence and esteem of the people of this section. He was a brave Confederate soldier and was a member of Palmer's 18th Tennessee Regiment, Two sons, Wilse and Bud Cocke of this county, survive. The burial took place in Gallatin Cemetery at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Services at the grave were conducted by members of Donelson Bivouac.

(Thursday, January 27, 1916)

Mrs. Jane Kirkham

Portland, Jan. 25. - Mrs. Jane Kirkham, widow of the late Ewell Kirkham, who lived with her son, Oliver Kirkham, in the Fourteenth District, died today, age 90 years. Her maiden name was Martin. She came of a well-connected family and was a sister of Munsford and James Martin, who were well known throughout the county. Interment will take place in Pleasant Hill Cemetery tomorrow.

(Thursday, January 27, 1916)

Zeb B. Lane

Portland, Jan. 21. - Mr. Zeb B. Lane, aged 59 years, a highly esteemed citizen of this community, died Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock. His death was due to pneumonia. Mr. Lane is survived by his wife and ten children as follows: Mrs. Cora Metcalf, Dale, Ind.; Mrs. J. W. Wiseman, Cotton Town; Mrs. Walter Wilkinson, C. L. Lane, Mrs. Cecil Hamilton, Misses Floy, Pauline and Eunice Lane, Aubrey and Harry Lane, Portland; five brothers, H. B. and G. L. Lane, Portland; Chunk Lane, Cotton Town; R. M. Lane, Orlinda; J. L. Lane, Cotton Town; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Hamlin, Nashville, and Mrs. John Drennon, Lebanon. Funeral services were conducted at the residence Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock by Rev. Harvey W. Seay, pastor of the M. E. Church, followed by burial in Portland Cemetery.

(Thursday, January 27, 1916)

Lonnie Hunnicutt

Portland, Jan. 21. - Lonza T. Hunnicutt, aged 22 years, died at his home here Monday afternoon, January 17, at 4 o'clock. His remains were carried to Gallatin Wednesday morning on No. 3 and the burial took place near Shackle Island, his former home. Mr. Hunnicutt moved here recently with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Hunnicutt, and although he had been in delicate health for a number of years, his condition was not considered serious and his untimely death was a severe shock to his relatives and friends. He had been ill only a few days with pneumonia and grew suddenly worse Sunday afternoon, resulting in his death the following afternoon. Mr. Hunnicutt was a member of the Baptist Church and had lived an exemplarly Christian life. He also belonged to W. O. W. Lodge. Besides his parents he is survived by two brothers, Henry and Frank Hunnicutt, of near Gallatin and one sister, Mrs. Claude Phelps of this place.

(Thursday, January 27, 1916)

Westmoreland

Mrs. Fannie Caldwell, widow of the late Hardy Caldwell, died at her home Saturday at 8 p. m. Jan, 22. Mrs. Caldwell suffered an attack of lagrippe several days ago which terminated in pneumonia from which she survived only a few days. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. N. B. Taylor Sunday afternoon at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. The large concourse of sorrowing friends and relatives who attended the funeral bespoke the love and esteem in which the aged woman was held. The deceased was 72 years of age and was a sincere, devout Christian woman, a consistent member of the Pleasant Grove Church for 40 years. Of her it may be truly said, "She hath done what she could." Her life was one of willing service and beautiful sacrifice. Her memory is a benediction to the loved ones who mourn her departure. She is survived by five sons, R. W. Caldwell of Gallatin, J. H., Alfred, C. W. and A. S. Caldwell of Westmoreland. The bereaved family have the sincere sympathy of a wide circle of friends.

(Thursday, January 27, 1916)

Pleasant Hill

William Brooks of this community, after a lingering illness of eight or ten weeks, died January 22nd, age 63 years. He was buried at Pleasant Hill Cemetery the following day with funeral services by Rev. J. L. Hawkins in the presence of a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends. We very much regret the loss from our midst of one with whom we have associated so long and with so much pleasure. But we should bow in submission to the Lord's will, hoping and believing that our loss is gain to the deceased. Wm. Brooks was born and raised in the 14th civil district of this county. He was a cripple from boyhood by an accidental pistol shot from his own hand. He so conducted himself through life that he had gained the friendship of most all who knew him. He had served as constable of this district for a number of years and had been a consistent member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church for thirty odd years. He leaves a wife and many friends to morn his loss.

(Thursday, January 27, 1916)

Mrs. Jeff Duffey

Bethpage, Jan. 21. - Mrs. Jeff Duffey died at her home near Pondville, in this county, after a lingering illness of pneumonia. The deceased was 35 years of age, and was twice married. She is survived by her husband, Jeff Duffey, and by two sons, Leslie White, by a former marriage, and Vernon Duffey. The interment was held at Bon Air, with funeral services conducted by Rev. R. W. Russell, pastor of the Bon Air Church.

(Thursday, February 3, 1916)

M. T. Bloodworth

Mills Taylor Bloodworth died Friday night, January 28, at his home near St. Blaise after a long period of ill health. The immediate cause of his death was bronchial catarrh. The deceased was a native of Sumner County and was 66 years of age. He was a good citizen and enjoyed the confidence and respect of all who knew him. The burial occurred at the Gallatin Cemetery at 10 a. m. Sunday, Jan. 30, with funeral services by Rev. H. L. Olmstead. Mr. Bloodworth is survived by the following children: Mrs. J. R. Harrison of Springfield, Mrs. Crit Elmore and Miss Madge Bloodworth of this county.

(Thursday, February 3, 1916)

Mrs. Lovie Parham

Mrs. Lovie Parham died Sunday January 30th at her home at Cotton Town. Mrs. Parham had been in declining health for some months, but it was only a few hours before her death that her condition grew alarming. Mrs. Parham was born Oct. 18th, 1837, and was married to Alexander Parham deceased, Jan. 15, 1874. In Nov. 1879 she joined the Primitive Baptist Church of which she was a consistent and faithful member the remainder of her life. As a wife, as a mother, and as a neighbor her life was a benediction to all who come in contact with her. Her patience, her never failing sympathy, and the sweetness of her disposition were qualities which bind the memory of this good woman to the host of friends with cords of love. She is survived by one son, George Parham, and one daughter, Mrs. G. W. Mitchell, both of Cotton Town. Funeral services were conducted at the residence Monday evening by the Rev. Robert Woodall after which the remains were laid to rest in the family burying ground. "Herself shall bring us hand in hand, to him round whom all soul kneel, the clear-ranged unnumbered beads bowed with their aureoles; and angels meeting us shall sing to their citherns and citoles." A Friend.

(Thursday, February 3, 1916)

A. J. Dickerson - 19 Jan 1848 - 29 Jan 1916

Wife: Louisa L. Mitchener Dickerson - 4 Dec 1858 - 2 Feb 1926 (The top of this obit was cut out. I checked the Sumner County Cemetery Book to find out who this man was.) came as a shock to his relatives and many friends throughout this section. Mr. Dickerson was born January 19, 1848 and hence was 68 years of age at the time of his death. He had resided in the community in which he died for 26 years and was a splendid citizen and highly esteemed by all who knew him. The deceased had been for many years a devout member of the Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife and two children; J. W. Dickerson and Mrs. Ralph McGlothlin, both of Number One. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a. m. at the family residence Sunday by Rev. T. B. Fisher. The burial was at Gallatin Cemetery at 2 p. m. Sunday.

(Thursday, February 3, 1916)

Mrs. William Franklin

Mrs. William Franklin, wife of the late Mr. William Franklin, died at 1 o'clock Monday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Frakes, near Sunny Side. She was 87 years old and her death was due to the infirmities of age. She was married in June 1850. She had spent her entire life in the community in which she died and had at all times enjoyed the confidence and esteem of all who knew her. Mrs. Franklin had long been a devout member of the Methodist Church. She is survived by three children: William Franklin, Jr., Mrs. John Frakes and Mrs. William Burney of Whitehouse. Her husband, Mr. William Franklin, preceded her to the grave a number of years, having died on Feb. 22, 1901. The burial was at the Gallatin Cemetery Tuesday afternoon. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. B. J. Duncan, pastor of the Douglass Chapel M. E. Church.

(Thursday, February 3, 1916)

"Uncle" Dave Fitts Dead

Bethpage, Jan. 26. - "Uncle" Dave Fitts, an old-time Negro, died here Saturday at the home of his son, Stephen Fitts. He was 90 years old, and before the war belonged to Sanford Fitts, a prominent farmer who resided in Sumner County, now Trousdale County. He was honest and truthful and enjoyed the confidence and respect of both white and colored people of the community.

(Thursday, February 3, 1916)

Shackle Island

Mr. Jas. Hosale, age 71 years, died at his home three miles South East of Shackle Island Saturday, 22nd, and remains were interred in Beech Cemetery Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. W. W. Suddarth conducted the burial services in the presence of a large assemblage of relatives and friends and several of whom were from Nashville.

(Thursday, February 3, 1916)

In Memoriam

Lonnie T. Honeycutt, who was born and raised near Liberty, died at the home in Portland of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Saml. L. Honeycutt, Jan. 17, 1916, age 27 years one month 16 days. Deceased had for several years been a member of New Hope Baptist Church and was also member Beech Camp W. O. W. Lonnie was of a bright, cheerful, disposition, making many friends. Though he was afflicted for a number of years, he bore his affliction quietly. He had traveled in search of health but of no avail. Came home and accepted a position with a piano company in Nashville as traveling salesman and served in that capacity some four or five years. Remains were brought to Beech Cemetery for interment Wednesday, 19. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. W. Suddarth with body in charge of Beech Camp W. O. W.

(Thursday, February 3, 1916)

Brushy Fork

Mr. R. I. Beasley died at his home near Angle Tuesday, January 25, of heart trouble. Mr. Beasley lived but a short while after he was stricken. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Preswell Wednesday afternoon at Mt. Vernon Church after which interment was made in Mt. Vernon Cemetery. The deceased is survived by his last wife and five small children, also six children by wife. The bereaved family have the sincere sympathy of a wide circle of friends.

(Thursday, February 10, 1916)

Mrs. Malvina Carter

Bethpage, Feb. 8. - Mrs. Malvina Carter, widow of Joseph Carter, died Monday at the home of her son, J. W. Carter, at Bledsoe in this district, after a brief illness of grip and the infirmities incident to old age. She was born in Sumner County August 1, 1834, and before her marriage was Miss Malvina Mason, a daughter of Joseph and Susan Mason. Her father was a veteran of the war of 1812. She was married to Joseph Carter in 1852, and from this union there were born eight children, five boys and three girls, five of whom survive: Ex-Sheriff James Carter, William and J. Wesley Carter, and Mrs. Susan Key of Bledsoe in this county, and Mrs. Alice Saylor of Gallatin. Mrs. Carter is also survived by one brother, who lives in Union City. She had been a consistent church member for many years previous to her death. She was of an amiable disposition and had many friends in this county. Her funeral services were conducted by the Rev. E. R. McCord.

(Thursday, February 10, 1916)

Miss Mary Fulghum

Miss Mary Fulghum, age 74 years, died of pneumonia at the home of Mr. A. W. Bradley, two miles west of Portland, Sunday night, January 30th. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church Wednesday morning at 10:30 o'clock conducted by Rev. Harvey W. Seay, followed by interment in Portland Cemetery. The deceased was a member of the Methodist Church and had lived a consecrated Christian since early childhood. She was loved and respected by all who knew her and will be greatly missed in the home in which she had been an inmate for so long. Portland Herald.


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