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Obituaries June - July, 1920

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(Thursday, June 3, 1920) 

Mrs. Charlie Neal

A sad death of this week was that of Mrs. Fannie Peyton Neal, which occurred at 9:45 o'clock Thursday evening, May 27th, at their home on the Red River Road. She had been seriously ill for several weeks. The deceased forty years of age. She was a daughter of the late John Bell Peyton and a member of one of Sumner County's most prominent families. Mrs. Neal was a faithful member of the Liberty Methodist Church and a splendid Christian worker. She is survived by her husband and one son and the following brothers and sisters: Bailey Peyton, Julius Peyton and Misses Mary B. Peyton and Louise Peyton. Funeral services were conducted at the residence Saturday afternoon by Dr. D. M. Ausmus. Burial followed at Gallatin Cemetery.

(Thursday, June 3, 1920) 

Charles H. Moseley

News reached here last week of the death at Bowling Green of Charles H. Moseley, a former citizen of Gallatin. Mr. Moseley of late years was a prosperous real estate dealer of Birmingham, Ala., his family residing in Bowling Green. The deceased leaves a wife, formerly Miss Annie Phillips of Gallatin, and five children, two daughters and three sons. The burial was at Bowling Green.

(Thursday, June 3, 1920) 

Margaret Brizendine

Margaret Alice, the 5-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Brizendine, died at their home on the Long Hollow Pike Monday, May 31. The child had been ill only a short while. The remains were interred at the Gallatin Cemetery Tuesday afternoon.

(Thursday, June 3, 1920) 

Mrs. F. S. Wilson

Many Sumner County friends will regret to learn of the death of Mrs. Mary Litton Wilson, wife of Judge S. F. Wilson of the Court of Appeals, Davidson County, who died at a Nashville infirmary at 11:45 o'clock Saturday night, May 29th. Mrs. Wilson had been seriously ill for several weeks and her death was not unexpected. Mrs. Wilson was reared near Lebanon, Tenn., and in early girlhood united with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of which she remained a faithful member until her death. In 1880 she was married to Judge Wilson, a former prominent Sumner Countian. Besides her husband she is survived by two sons and two daughters, Miss Mary Whitson and Mrs. Gloster, also one sister, Mrs. E. R. Pennebaker. Funeral services were conducted at 3:00 o'clock Monday afternoon with burial at the Old City Cemetery.

(Thursday, June 3, 1920) 

Daniel Garrett, aged seventy-six years and three months, died at his home near Shackle Island Saturday night, May 29th. Mr. Garrett was a highly respected and honest citizen. He leaves a wife and one daughter, Mrs. Samuel Eidson. The remains were interred at Beech Cemetery Monday afternoon. Services were conducted by Rev. S. T. Byers, pastor of the church.

(Thursday, June 10, 1920) 

Rev. Sidney Reddick

Rev. Sidney T. Reddick, a well known citizen of this county, died last week at the home of his son, Meredith Reddick, near Buck Lodge. The deceased was 83 years of age and a prominent minister of the Primitive Baptist Church. He was a man of splendid character and generous nature.

(Thursday, June 17, 1920) 

Mrs. Walter S. Rainey

Mrs. Bessie Rainey, wife of Walter S. Rainey, died at an early hour Sunday Morning, June 13, at a Nashville infirmary. Mrs. Rainey was taken to Nashville a week ago from Ft. Worth, Texas, after she had been a great sufferer for the past two years following an operation at Memphis, where family was residing at the time. Mrs. Rainey was born and reared in Sumner County and was a daughter of the late Dr. H. A. Schell, one of Sumner County's oldest and most prominent families. Twenty-nine years ago she was married to Walter S. Rainey, who survives her with three children, Walter S. Rainey, Jr. and Misses Elizabeth and Susie Rainey. She is also survived by three brothers: Dr. H. A. Schell, Alex and Z. B. Schell. She had been since girlhood a consistent member of the Presbyterian Church and a woman of splendid Christian character, living a life of kindness and duty to those about her. Funeral services were conducted at the residence of her brother, Z. B. Schell on the Coles Ferry Pike at 3:00 o'clock Tuesday afternoon by Dr. J. J. Vance of the First Presbyterian Church of Nashville and Dr. C. C. McNeill of the Gallatin Presbyterian Church. The burial was at the Gallatin Cemetery.

(Thursday, June 17, 1920) 

Mrs. Isaac N. Wright

News of the death of Mrs. Agnes Elizabeth Bate Wright, member of the late Senator William B. Bate's family, who died Tuesday at the home of daughter, Mrs. Charles S. Jetton, near Murfreesboro, has been received by relatives here. She was 86 years of age. Born near Castalian Springs, Tenn. in 1834, Mrs. Wright had lived in Tennessee all her life. She was a member of one of Tennessee's most aristocratic families. She was sister of the late Henry C. Bate of Nashville, and Counties Bertinatti of Castlellamonte, Italy. She was the widow of Isaac N. Wright of Sumner County. She is survived by six children.

(Thursday, June 17, 1920) 

Death Claims Dr. X. B. Haynie

Prominent Physician and Citizen Dies Friday Morning.

Citizens of Gallatin were much saddened by the death of Dr. Xavier B. Haynie which occurred at an early hour Friday morning at his home on East Main Street. Dr. Haynie suffered a stroke of paralysis several months ago and had been in declining health since that time, although despite his feeble condition he was still able to go about, having been down town only a few days previous to his death. Dr. Haynie was a native of Smith County and was seventy-two years of age. He was the eldest son of the late Dr. Henry B. Haynie, a prominent physician of Smith County, and a member of one of the oldest families in Tennessee. He studied medicine at the University of Nashville and received his degree from that institution in 1873, being the valedictorian of his class. The first ten years of his practice was in his native county of Smith. In 1882 he located in Gallatin, where he devoted his time and himself unsparingly to the wants of his large clientage until ill health prevented his active service. He was a man of generous nature, deep human sympathy and broad intelligence. Many friends throughout the state will morn his loss. He was twice married, his last wife having been Miss Fannie Allen, daughter of the late Van Horn Allen, who survives him. He is survived by one sister, Miss Alice Haynie of Gallatin, and two brothers, Marshall and Victor Haynie. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Lucy Doyle, wife of Capt. Stafford Doyle of the U. S. Navy, and Mrs. William R. Stutervant of Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Funeral services were conducted at the residence at 10 o'clock Saturday morning by Rev. C. C. McNeill of the Gallatin Presbyterian Church of which the deceased was a member. The burial followed at Gallatin Cemetery.

(Thursday, June 17, 1920) 

Frank Burnley

Hartsville, June 11-The remains of Frank Burnley, who died at his home in Nashville Tuesday night, were brought here Thursday and interred in the family burying ground. Rev. J. T. Oakley conducting funeral services. Mr. Burnley was about 30 years of age, and was born and reared near Hartsville. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Lee Burnley and two brothers, Henry and Leo Burnley of Nashville. He was a nephew of Mrs. W. S. Winston of this place. For about a year he was in the United States Army during the World War, but did not go overseas. He was a member of the Baptist Church, and in every respect a splendid young man, having many friends in this section who deeply regret his death.

(Thursday, June 24, 1920) 

James A. Senter

James A. Senter, a former prominent citizen of the Tenth District, died at his home at Thompson Station, Tuesday morning, June 15th. Mr. Senter was 60 years of age and was a consistent member of the Methodist Church for more than thirty-six years. He was a son of the late James Senter of this county. He was married to Miss Johnnie Dotson of Thompson Station thirty-five years ago. She, with two children, Margaret and James Allen Senter, survive him. He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. John Henry of Florida and Mrs. Mattie Harrel of Bethpage, and one brother W. G. Senter of Gallatin. Funeral services were conducted at the Bethpage Methodist Church Thursday afternoon, June 17th, at 2 o'clock.

(Thursday, June 24, 1920) 

In Memoriam

It will be learned with regret by many friends and relatives in this section of the death of Mrs. William Williams which occurred at Cleveland, Ohio, June 3rd after a short illness of thirty-six hours from spinal-meningitis. The deceased was born September 22, 1886. She was a young woman who was cut down like a flower in the prime of life. She had been married but four years and died on the fourth anniversary of her marriage. She was a model wife, a devoted daughter and a sweet Christian friend to all who needed her assistance, and in her passing the world has lost a sunny little soul who made people better for having known her. She is survived by her husband and father, John L. Gilbert of Philadelphia, who are crushed over her death. "O for the touch of a vanished hand, the sound of a voice that is still." A Friend

(Thursday, June 24, 1920) 

Mrs. Alice M. Hyatt

Mrs. Alice M. Hyatt died at 9:20 o'clock Sunday morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. Ida Tomkins, on the Scottsville Pike. The deceased was born in Missouri May 28, 1853, coming to Tennessee in early youth. Mrs. Hyatt was a woman of excellent character and a true Christian spirit was revealed in all her relationships of life. She had been since early girlhood a devout member of the Gallatin Methodist Church. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Murrey Stewart of Memphis, and the following sisters: Mrs. Ida Tomkins, Mrs. Claude E. Perkins and Miss Lizzie Lewis of Gallatin and Mrs. Onie Hassel of Springfield, Tenn. Funeral services were conducted at the residence at 4:30 o'clock Monday afternoon by Rev. R. J. Craig. Burial followed at the Gallatin Cemetery.

(Thursday, June 24, 1920) 

D. B. Smith

Blakemore Smith, formerly of Gallatin, died at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, Jun 23rd, following a brief illness. The deceased was 30 years of age and was born and reared in Gallatin. He was connected with the railroad here for some time, having gone to Nashville five years ago to accept the position of chief information clerk at the Union Station. He had been since the age of twelve a consistent member of the Methodist Church and possessed a true Christian character. He was widely known in Masonic circles in Nashville, being both a Mason and a Shriner. In 1915 he was married to Miss Jessie Sloan, who survives him. He is also survived by his mother, Mrs. Fannie Smith and one sister, Miss Kitty Guild Smith. Funeral services were conducted at the residence of his brother-in-law, B. W. Rippetoe, 1923 Broadway Nashville, at 10 o'clock Friday morning by Rev. T. A. Kerley. Burial was at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

(Thursday, June 24, 1920) 

Earl Lanier

News has been received here of the death of Earl Lanier at the home of his parents in Nashville Sunday morning, June 29th. He was 35 years of age and had been in ill health for several months. Mr. Lanier was a member of the Baptist Church and a young man of splendid character. He was reared in Nashville but had resided in Gallatin for some time, conducting the Lanier Meat Market. He is survived by his wife, his parents and several brothers and sisters. Funeral services were conducted at the residence Monday afternoon with burial at Spring Hill Cemetery.

(Thursday, June 24, 1920) 

Melvin Williams

Melvin Williams, a prominent young business man of Portland, died at an infirmary in Nashville at 12 o'clock Thursday morning, June 24. Several weeks ago he underwent an operation for mastorid trouble from which he never recovered. The deceased was 24 years of age and the eldest son of Prof. John W. Williams of Portland. He was a young man of splendid character and had numerous friends throughout the county. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Eula Butt Williams, one child and his father. Three brothers and two sisters also survive him. The remains were carried to Portland, where funeral services were conducted at the Baptist Church at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon by Rev. A. H. Huff.

(Thursday, June 24, 1920) 

Westmoreland

Dewy Foster was called to Ala., Friday evening by the accidental death of his brother, Joe Foster.

Several from this place attended the funeral and burial of Mrs. Wm. Burnley at Garretts Creek Saturday.

(Thursday, July 8, 1920) 

Oil Driller Meets Tragic Death

Scottsville, Ky., July 1, - Raymond Roberry who was operating a drill machine on the Sledge lease a few miles west of here, was burned to death Wednesday. When the drill struck oil it flowed several feet high and showered Mr. Roberry with oil. The oil caught fire and Mr. Roberry was fatally burned. He was taken immediately to Bowling Green where he died this morning at 5 o'clock, Raymond Massie, who was assisting Roberry, was also severely burned.

(Thursday, July 8, 1920) 

Mrs. Charles Dickinson

News has reached here of the death of Mrs. Charles Dickinson Saturday, July 3rd, at her home at Fort Worth, Texas, after an illness of several months. Mrs. Dickinson was formerly Miss Lizzie Brown, daughter of Mrs. Reuben Brown of Gallatin. She was reared in this county and has a number of friends here who will regret to learn of her death. She is survived by her husband and one daughter, her mother and two sisters, Mrs. Charles Latimer of this county and Mrs. Howard Collis of Jasper, Ala.

(Thursday, July 8, 1920) 

Mrs. Malvina Burnley

Bethpage, July 2. - News has been received here announcing the death of Mrs. Malvina Burnley after a long illness. The deceased was 78 years of age and had been an invalid for more than half of her life. She was the widow of  the late Rev. William Burnley. She is survived by five sons and two daughters. The burial was held at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

(Thursday, July 8, 1920) 

Thomas Pepper, Sr.

Springfield, July 2. - Thomas Pepper, Sr., one of the most prominent and well known citizens of Springfield, died at his home here yesterday following an illness of several months. Mr. Pepper would have been 87 years of age today. For many years he had been one of the leading business men of Springfield. In 1874 he organized the Springfield National Bank of which he was first cashier. He held this position until he retired from active live. He had great natural ability and his career was marked throughout by sterling honesty and integrity. His brothers and one sister, all of whom preceded him to the grave, were Judge W. W. Pepper, who was Circuit Judge in this Circuit from 1857 to 1861, and was a friend and advisor of President Andrew Johnson; Dr. Wiley Pepper of Alabama; Dr. William Pepper of Paducah, Ky., Richard Pepper, a planter of Athens, Ala.; Judge Lemuel Pepper of Princeton, Ky., and Mrs. Julia Bowers of Princeton, Ky. Funeral services were conducted Friday at the Mary E. Pepper Memorial Church, which he built in memory of his wife.

(Thursday, July 8, 1920) 

James Rudolph Burns

On Sunday Night, June the 27th, the silent Angel of Death again entered the home of Mrs. Alice Burns and took from it the dear son and brother, Jim, and in so doing left a vacancy which never can be filled. But we humbly bow in submission to Him who is both the giver and taker of life and say Thy will be done. While cruel fate has taken from us this loved one, Divine Providence has permitted him to live on precious to our memories. So let us be comforted and take courage from this fact, that while he had for a time lived a worldly life, he came to a time in his life when he saw his condition, completely lost without Jesus, and he sought Jesus, whom he found precious to his soul in his last days, and he passed away quietly trusting in his newly found Savior. Had he lived until November 5th he would have been 25 years of age. He always lived at home and since his father's death two years ago he has been his mother's and sister's comfort, as well as their protector. Now he is gone and we have laid his body away at Cedar Hill to await the resurrection.  A Friend.

(Thursday, July 8, 1920) 

Mrs. Fannie Hoffman

Mrs. Fannie E. Hoffman died at 7 o'clock Wednesday evening at the home of her son, Miller Hoffman, on North Water Street. The deceased was born in Sumner County September 23, 1871. She had been in ill health for several years. Mrs. Hoffman had been since girlhood a devout member of the Christian Church and was a woman of excellent character. She was before her marriage to the late Charles Hoffman, Miss Fannie Wallace, belonging to one of the county's oldest families. She is survived by one son, Miller Hoffman, and two brothers, Albert and Clayton Wallace all of this county. Funeral services were conducted from the residence Thursday afternoon by Rev. H. B. Olmstead, of the Gallatin Christian Church. Burial was at the Wallace burying ground on the Dobbins Pike.

(Thursday, July 15, 1920) 

Westmoreland

Mrs. Kate Bentle, wife of Wilie Bentle, died at her home near this place July 7th. Mrs. Bentle was in usual good health just a few minutes before her death, heart failure being the cause of her death. She was a consistent member of the Missionary Baptist Church at Siloam. She leaves her husband and several grown children, all married but one little girl about 11 years of age, and a host of friends who were shocked to learn of her death. Funeral services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. Jno. Sloan. Interment was at Siloam Cemetery.

(Thursday, July 15, 1920) 

Alonzo Perry

Bethpage, July 12. - Alonzo Perry, 38, died at his home near Anglea, this county Saturday night at 1030. Mr. Perry had been in splendid health and ate a hearty supper, shortly afterwards suffering an attack of acute indigestion. He is survived by his wife and one child. Interment was held at Mt. Vernon Sunday at 10 o'clock.

(Thursday, July 15, 1920) 

Mrs. Lou Kirk

Mrs. Lou Kirk died at her home on Station Camp Creek near Cotton Town Sunday, July 11th, after a lingering illness. The deceased was born in Sumner County, December 1st, 1846. She was a splendid Christian woman and had been for a number of years a consistent member of the Methodist Church. She s survived by several children. Funeral services were conducted at the residence Monday afternoon by Dr. D. M. Ausmus of the Gallatin Methodist Church. Burial was at the Walton Grave Yard near Cotton Town.

(Thursday, July 15, 1920) 

Mrs. Burley Pearson

Mrs. Ella Lindsey Pearson, wife of Burley Person, died at their home near South Tunnel Wednesday, July 7th, after a short illness. The deceased was born in the community in which she died September 30, 1883. She was a daughter of James Lindsey. For several years she had been a member of the Christian Church. She is survived by her father, husband and five children. Funeral services were conducted at the residence Thursday by Rev. Hamilton of the Christian Church. The burial was held at the Bushes Chapel Cemetery.

 

 


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