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Obituaries January, 1932

Typed and Contributed by Linda Carpenter

(Thursday, January 7, 1932)

Thomas E. Gillespie - Thomas Edward Gillespie, prominent citizen of the 10th Civil District, died at Barr's Infirmary in Nashville at 9 o'clock a.m., Tuesday, January 5th, 1932. His death resulted from injuries received in an automobile accident near his home on the Scottsville Pike Thursday evening, December 31st. Mr. Gillespie was 59 years of age. He was a son of James Marion and Jane Duffy Gillespie and was born and reared in the eleventh civil district of this county. In early life he married Miss Genie Hamblin of the Greenwood community. His wife died three years ago last September. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. D. B. Peyton, of Chicago, and Mrs. Brown Braly, of Gallatin, and two grandchildren, Brown Braly, Jr., and Sarah Jane Braly. Also, by one brother, James Marion Gillespie, of Bethpage, and two sisters, Mrs. R. C. Harris, of Bethpage, and Mrs. Captain Jack Baker, of Red River Road. He was a member of the Methodist Church at Bethpage. He was also a member of King Solomon Lodge, No. 94, F. & A. M., at Gallatin. Funeral services were conducted at the Gallatin Methodist Church at 2 o'clock p.m., Wednesday, January 6th, by Revs. E. R. McCord, S. I. Nash, and J. T. Parsons. Burial was at the Gallatin Cemetery with Masonic Honors. (Abstract)

Mrs. Harry W. (Cline) Lamison was born in Macon County, Tennessee, September 25, 1899, and departed this life December 9, 1931, age 32 years, 2 months and 14 days. She professed faith in Christ about the age of 18 and several years later united with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Oak Grove, Tennessee. At the time of her marriage she was a resident of Lakeland, Florida, where she was teaching. She was married to Harry W. Lamison of Plant City, Florida, December 25, 1928, where she had lived happily until the death Angel saw fit to call her away. Besides her husband she leaves a mother, Mrs. J. A. Cline; three brothers, Charlie, Roy, and Oscar Cline; and one sister, Mrs. G. R. Graves, of Westmoreland, Tennessee. Her father, J. A. Cline, preceded her to the grave 18 months ago. Mrs. Lamison was laid to rest in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. (Abstract)

Death Claims Frank Allen - Nashville, Jan. 2. - Frank C. Allen, 63, member of a distinguished Sumner County family, and for the last twenty years telegraph editor of the Banner, was found dead in his room in a Nashville hotel. Mr. Allen was born and reared in Sumner County, his parents being Benjamin Franklin Allen and Mrs. Louise Trousdale Allen. He was survived by two sisters, Mrs. W. A. Guild and Miss Valeria Allen, of Nashville, and by three nephews and two nieces, William T. Allen, Jr., Frank A. Berry, Allen D. Berry, Mrs. Albert Sullivan of Nashville and Miss Elizabeth Allen, of Gallatin. Funeral services were held in Nashville. The burial took place at the Gallatin Cemetery at 3 o'clock, Friday afternoon, January 1st. (Abstract)

Frank Reese Conquest - The "Grim Messenger Death" has again invaded our home and has taken from our midst our daring baby, Frank Reese. Frank Reese was the only son of Edwin and Irene Conquest. He was born October 10, 1930, and died December 13, 1931, age 1 year, 2 months and 39 days. (Abstract)

(Thursday, January 14, 1932)

Mrs. T. J. Holder - Mrs. Mary Rose Holder, widow of the late Dr. T. J. Holder, for many years a prominent citizen and dentist of Gallatin, died Monday afternoon, January 11, 1932, at the home of her nephew, Dr. Harry T. Holder, 3700 Central Avenue, Nashville. She was 93 years of age. The daughter of the late John and Mrs. Mary Gass. Mrs. Holder was born in Paris, Ky., coming to Gallatin with her parents about a year after the Civil War ended. Her Mother's brother, the Rev. William Alexander, was the first Christian missionary who ever went to the Hawaiian Islands. Soon after the Civil War, Miss Gass was married to Dr. Holder, who had served in the Confederate Army in General Wm. B. Bate's regiment. Her husband died in 1902 and since that time she had lived with her nephew removing to Nashville with him about eleven years ago. Funeral services were conducted at the residence of Dr. and Mrs. Holder in Nashville at 1:30 o'clock p.m. yesterday by Rev. James I. Vance, D. D., pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Nashville. The burial was at the Gallatin Cemetery at 3:15 o'clock, the services at the grave being conducted by Rev. Charles S. Ramsey of the Gallatin Presbyterian Church. (Abstract)

James A. Bradley - James Albert Bradley, a prominent citizen of the 11th district, died at his home near Mt. Vernon at 1 o'clock a.m., Saturday, January 9th, 1932. Mr. Bradley was born near White House in the 15th Civil District of this county on April 28th, 1859. He married Miss Pattie Ausbrooks, daughter of the late Daniel Ausbrooks of this county, 49 years ago. His wife survives. Funeral services were conducted at the Cemetery Chapel in Gallatin at 11 o'clock a.m., Sunday, By Rev. S. C. Pressnell. Burial was at the Gallatin Cemetery. (Abstract)

In Memoriam of Mrs. E. T. Watkins - On Thursday morning, December 24, 1931, the angel of death invaded our ranks, claiming one of our beloved members, Mrs. E. T. Watkins. Lovingly submitted, Miss Hattie Love, Mrs. Walter Anderson, Mrs. George Brown, Committee from Woman's Missionary Society of M. E. Church (Abstract)

S. N. Yowell - The death of Mr. S. N. Yowell, well known citizen of this county, occurred Saturday, January 2, at 10:30 o'clock a.m. at his home on the Red River Road. Mr. Yowell was the son of Sylvester and Margaret Parsons Yowell of Marion County, Ky. He was married to Miss Susan Ann Shanklin September 19, 1875. To this union were born six children, five of whom survive. After residing in Kentucky for several years Mr. and Mrs. Yowell moved to Sumner County and had since resided here. Mr. Yowell was a member of the Church of Christ. The children surviving are: John, of Franklin, Tenn., James W., of Wesson, Miss., Charles and Newton Yowell and Mrs. J. D. Dickerson, of Gallatin. Eight grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the residence at 2 o'clock p.m., Sunday, January 3, by Elder Arthur Rutledge. Burial was at the Gallatin Cemetery. (Abstract)

(Thursday, January 21, 1932)

Mrs. Nannie Pruette - The death of Mrs. Nannie Pruette occurred Saturday morning at 5:30 o'clock at the home of her son, Herschell Hackett, near Cairo. The deceased was 70 years of age. She formerly lived in Smith County, and two years ago came to make her home here. She leave five children and a number of grandchildren. She was a member of the Baptist Church. The funeral service was conducted at the Mournville Church Sunday, and burial at the family graveyard. (Abstract)

Thomas C. Dobbs - Thomas Chesley Dobbs was born October 23, 1893, departed this life December 27, 1931, at his home in Indianapolis, Indiana, age 38 years, 2 months, 3 days. He was married to Annie Crowder, September 12, 1911. To this union four children were born, Otha, Agnes, Millard, and Delpha, who fell asleep in Jesus at the tender age of two years. His faithful wife, three children, father, mother, four brothers and one sister survive him. He was buried in Rock Bridge, Tennessee, December 29, funeral being conducted by Emmett G. Creasy of Horse Cave, Ky. (Abstract)

(Thursday, January 28, 1932)

Miss Mary Dickerson - Miss Mary Lorilla Dickerson, daughter of D. W. Dickerson, died at 12:15 o'clock p.m. Thursday, January 21st, 1932, at a Nashville hospital. The deceased was 24 years of age. She was born and reared in this county. The deceased was a sister of D. E. Dickerson of Shelbyville, Tenn., J. W. Dickerson and Woodrow Dickerson of Ferguson, Ky., and Miss Josephine Dickerson of Nashville. Funeral services were conducted at Hobson Chapel Methodist Church in Nashville at 2 o'clock p.m. Friday by Revs. W. S. Taylor and H. M. Jarvis. (Abstract)

Andrew J. Ford - The death of Andrew J. Ford, popular citizen of Gallatin, occurred at 10 o'clock a.m. Thursday, January 21st, 1932, at his home on the Hartsville Road. The deceased was born at Elmwood in Smith County on January 22nd, 1871. He was a son of Rev. and Mrs. M. N. Ford, his father having been for many years a prominent and greatly beloved minister of the Methodist Church in the Upper Cumberland country. Mr. Ford was married November 28th, 1899, to Miss Frances Burford, who survives him. To this union four children, two sons and two daughters, were born, all of whom survive. They are as follows: Harry and Alvin Ford of Nashville, and Misses Lucile and Beatrice Ford of Gallatin. Brothers and sisters survive as follows: William B. Ford, Carthage, Marvin M. Ford, Gallatin, Thomas Ford, Elmwood, Mrs. James Holland, Chattanooga, Miss Mary Alice Ford, Carthage and Mrs. B. B. Askew of Nashville. Mr. Ford moved to Gallatin nine years ago and has been a rural carrier. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services at the Gallatin Methodist Church at 11 o'clock a.m. Friday, by Rev. J. T. Parsons of Gallatin, and Rev. H. M. Jarvis of Lebanon. Burial at Gallatin Cemetery. (Abstract)

Dr. James M. Rippy - Union City, Jan. 24. - Dr. James Martin Rippy, 73, died Friday night at his home here after an illness of some months. Dr. Rippy was born in July, 1858, in Sumner County, Tenn. He came to Union City in 1895 and practiced medicine here for 20 years. Dr. Rippy is survived by his wife, Mrs. Louella Rippy; two sons, C. T. Rippy of Los Angeles, Cal., and James Rippy of this city; two daughters, Mrs. J. C. McAmis of Knoxville and Mrs. W. E. Hudgins of Union City; one brother, George A. Rippy of Preston, Indiana. (Abstract)

Walter C. Buck - Nashville, Jan. 23. - Funeral services for Walter C. Buck, 55, who died Thursday morning at 1:10 o'clock in the Ferguson Veteran's Hospital at Lexington, Ky., where he had been a patient for 3 months, will be held Monday morning at 10 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred L. Duncan, 1503 Ninth Avenue, north. The Rev. A. B. Allen will be in charge of the services. Burial, with rites by the Washington Council No. 5, Junior O. U. A. M., and the Nashville Post No. 5 of the American Legion, will be held at the National Cemetery. Mr. Buck was born at Gallatin, Tenn., and moved to Nashville when a young man. He served in the Spanish-American War. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. John Little and Mrs. Fred L. Duncan, both of Nashville; a son, E. W. Buck of the Panama Canal Zone; one sister and brother, Mrs. W. E. Soper, Gallatin, and W. E. Buck, San Antonio, Texas. Members of the Spanish-American War Veterans will serve as pallbearers. (Abstract)

Joe Robb - Joe Robb, a highly respected  colored citizen of the 10th district, died at 6 o'clock p.m., Wednesday, January 20th, 1932, at his home village of Kansas. His death resulted from pneumonia. Joe was a good citizen and at all times enjoyed respect and esteem of both the white and colored people. He was 75 years of age. Joe is survived by his wife and one son. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted Friday. The burial occurred at the graveyard near his home. (Abstract)


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