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Obituaries March - April, 1916

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(Thursday, March 30, 1916)

Miss Eleanor Dorris

The death of Miss Eleanor Dorris occurred Tuesday night, March 21, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dorris near Station Camp. Her death followed a long illness. The deceased was a young lady of culture and refinement and because of her beautiful character and lovable disposition was idolized by the people of the community in which she lived. She had been a member of the Methodist Church since she was eight years of age. The burial took place Wednesday at the family burying ground with funeral services by Rev. B. J. Duncan.

(Thursday, March 30, 1916)

Bethpage, March 23. – A telephone communication received here announced the sudden death in the 17th district of William Clark, a very prominent citizen of that section. His death resulted from paralysis. The deceased was 70 years of age, and was a Baptist. Three children survive him. The interment occurred at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery with funeral obsequies conducted by his pastor, the Rev. T. J. Clark.

(Thursday, March 30, 1916)

William Flowers

Bethpage, March 23. – News has reached here announcing the death of William Flowers, a highly respected citizen of Allen County, Ky., who was born and reared in this district. Mr. Flowers was 71 years of age and resided in this section until twenty years ago, when he moved to Kentucky. The deceased was a consistent member of the Baptist Church. His wife and two sons, Russell and Joseph Flowers, survive him, and one daughter also survives.

(Thursday, March 30, 1916)

Mrs. R. A. Harrison, wife of Asbury Harrison of the Siloam Community, died Saturday, March 25th. The interment was made Sunday in the Siloam Cemetery in the presence of a large concourse of sorrowing friends and relatives. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Francis. The deceased was 64 years, 9 months and 18 days old. Her death was caused by tuberculosis. She was a consistent member of the Siloam Missionary Baptist Church for nearly fifty years. Mrs. Harrison is survived by her husband, three daughters, Mrs. Mollie Hammock, Mrs. Mina Hammock and Mrs. Hester Trout, two sons, C. J. Harrison and T. C. Harrison, a merchant of Westmoreland. She was the grandmother of Luther Harrison of the firm of Thornton & Harrison, Undertakers of Westmoreland.

(Thursday, April 6, 1916)

Mrs. Dan T. Dorris

Mrs. Gracie Lanier Dorris, wife of Dan T. Dorris, died Saturday morning April1st, at the home of her sister, Mrs. H. C. Dorris at Shackle Island. The deceased was born November 30th, 1891, and was married to Dan T. Dorris on May 18, 1912. She is survived by her husband, a little two year old son, father, two sisters and five brothers. Funeral services were conducted at 3 p. m. Sunday, April 2nd, by Rev. John T. Oakley, pastor of New Hope Baptist Church of which she was a member. The burial was at Beech Cemetery, the service being in charge of Beech Chapter No. 61, Order of Eastern Star.

(Thursday, April 6, 1916)

Mrs. Maria L. Gaines

Mrs. Maria Louise Gaines, mother of Mrs. Z. B. Lane, died suddenly at 4 o’clock yesterday morning at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lane on Franklin Street, age 82 years. Funeral services at the residence at 2:30 p. m. today. Burial will follow at the Gallatin Cemetery.

(Thursday, April 6, 1916)

James F. Talley

“We mourn with those who mourn and weep with those who weep,” more especially when the young and promising are cut down in answer to the demand of that grim reaper, death. Such is the case in the removal from among us and from the family circle of James F. Talley who was called home on the morning of March 18, 1916, at the age of 32 years, 11 months and 23 days. Having been born in Sumner County, Tenn., March 24, 1883, where he resided until nine years ago when he came to Indianapolis, where he has since resided. He was united in marriage to Estella Honeycutt, July 19, 1908. He had been falling in health since September 26th, but was bright and courageous and when speaking of his illness always tried to advise his wife what to do when the end came. His request was to be taken to his boyhood home to be laid to rest. While he was not a member of any church he was of Methodist belief and cherished in his heart a true love for Jesus his Saviour. His suffering was borne quietly and he said he did not fear death for so many had gone before. His many friends and fellow workmen bespeak of his kind and loving disposition in all walks of life. He was a kind and loving father and husband and always tried to make his home a happy one. He has now gone to that bright and beautiful home that Jesus his Saviour has prepared for him where he will never suffer or sorrow any more and his rest will be eternal. He leaves a wife, one little son, Norman, age 4 years, father, mother, several sisters and one brother. He will be sadly missed by all for his many little tokens of love made their lives the brighter for his living. But now that he has left them we can imagine he would ask that they still trust and live day by day to be able to come to him. The remains of Mr. Talley were carried to Beech Cemetery and interred Tuesday, March 21. Short funeral services were conducted by the pastor of Beech Church, Rev. W. W. Suddarth, in the presence of a large assemblage of old friends and relatives. By an Indianapolis Friend.

(Thursday, April 6, 1916)

Mrs. Mary Faugerson, wife of W. A. Faugerson, died at her home Sunday morning, April 2, as a result of pneumonia and other complications. Mrs. Faugerson had been in normal health until Tuesday previous to her death, at which time she suffered a very severe attack and continued to suffer during the remainder of the week until death came as a release Sunday at 9:30 a. m. Funeral services were conducted Monday morning at 8:30 at the Westmoreland Church by Rev. N. B. Taylor, and continued by Rev. John Ensor of Hartsville at Green Grove Cemetery at 1:30 p. m., where the remains were taken for interment. The pallbearers were: J. M. Hodges, D. D. Watkins, V. A. Keen, A. J. Haynes, Calvin Hawkins and Jasper Kinslow. The deceased was 44 years and 6 months old and had been a member of the Westmoreland Methodist Church for over eight years. She is survived by her husband, W. A. Faugerson and an only daughter, Mrs. Selma Blankenship of Wilmore. Mrs. Faugerson is also survived by her father, J. A. Carr, four brothers, Messrs, Fount, Jim, Jeff and John Carr, and three sisters, Mrs. Callie Suther, Mrs. Lavicia Sloan and Mrs. Josie Hinson, all of Macon County. Mr. and Mrs. Faugerson had been living in Westmoreland for a number of years and have gained many warm personal friends who deeply regret the death of Mrs. Faugerson and sincerely sympathize with Mr. Faugerson and Mrs. Blankenship and other relatives in their dark hour of bereavement.

(Thursday, April 13, 1916)

Mrs. Maria L. Gaines

Mrs. Maria Louise Gaines died suddenly Wednesday morning, April 5th, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Z. B. Lane on Franklin Street. She was born June 13, 1834 in this county and in the year 1856 was married to Mr. William Gaines. To this union three children were born, two dying in early childhood. Her maiden name was Maria Louise Henley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Henley. In early life she joined the Methodist Church. It has been truly said of her that her life was an example, it having been spent doing things for others and making them happy. Self was never considered. She is survived by one child, Mrs. Lane, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, Her grandchildren are George and Edwin Lane of Gallatin, William Lane and Mrs. J. S. Kirkpatrick of Nashville. Funeral services at the home by Bro. Hudgens followed by interment at Gallatin Cemetery. Her pall-bearers were her grandsons.

(Thursday, April 13, 1916)

W. J. Meador

Bethpage, April 8. – A message received here from Edna, Texas, announced the death of W. J. Meador at his home at that place. W. J. “Boss,” as he was familiarly known, was a native of this county and resided here until some thirty years ago, when he went to Texas to abide. He was 76 years of age and is survived by his widow and several children. He is also survived by three sisters and one brother, as follows: Mrs. A. M. Walker, Mrs. Kitty Day and Mrs. Sis Wooley,  and Manville Meador. The interment occurred at Edna, Texas.

(Thursday, April 13, 1916)

A. H. Carter, Sr.

A. H. Carter, Sr., father of Dr. A. H. Carter of Gallatin died Monday, April 3rd, at his home at Cookeville. The deceased was 60 years of age and was proprietor of the Cookeville Produce Company. He is survived by his wife and one son, Dr. Carter.

(Thursday, April 13, 1916)

Mrs. T. A. Jenkins

Mrs. Alma Hanna Jenkins, wife of T. A. Jenkins, a prominent young attorney of Gallatin, died at 3 o’clock Monday afternoon at their home on North Water Street. Her death was due to accidental Tetanus with which she was stricken on Saturday. The deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Hanna of Westmoreland and was a highly esteemed Christian lady. She was a devoted member of the Westmoreland Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband and two small children. Funeral services were conducted at the residence at 11 o’clock a. m.  Tuesday by Rev. R. H. Hudgens and Rev. Wilson Woodcock. The burial followed at the Gallatin Cemetery.

(Thursday, April 13, 1916)

Mr. Bart Carter, an aged citizen of the Bethpage Community, died Sunday night, April 2,. Funeral services at the Bethpage Church Tuesday at 10 o’clock were conducted by Rev. E. R. McCord, after which interment in the Bethpage Cemetery was made. The deceased was 85 years old. His death was principally due to the infirmities of old age.

(Thursday, April 20, 1916)

Mrs. William Branham

Mrs. Alice Branham, wife of William Branham, died Sunday, April 16, at their home in Indianapolis after an illness of several weeks. The deceased was 20  years of age and is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James S. Neal of Dry Fork, who has been at her bedside in Indianapolis for sometime. Mrs. Branham was a young lady of splendid character. She was a member of Dry Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her husband and a little daughter eighteen months old. The burial occurred at Indianapolis Monday.

(Thursday, April 20, 1916)

In Memoriam

On the morning of April 2nd, the Death Angel visited the home of Mr. W. A. Forgason and claimed his beloved wife, who had suffered for five days with pneumonia. Mrs. Forgason was born on Oct. 1, 1871, was married to Mr. W. A. Forgason about 25 years ago. She leaves behind a husband, one daughter, Mrs. Selma Blankinship, three brothers, three sisters, a father and a host of friends. She had been a consistent member of the M. E. Church, South, at Westmoreland for a number of years. She was faithful to God, true to her husband, kind to her neighbors ever administering to the poor and those in distress. But she is resting from all her labors and “her works do follow her.” Oh! How sad to part with one who has been our friend so long. We will miss her, but weep not dear ones for you now have one treasure more in heaven. Time alone can heal your wounded hearts. And only faith in his word can turn your thoughts from the grave to that promised reunion above. A Friend.

(Thursday, April 20, 1916)

Westmoreland

Shocked and very much grieved were the many friends of Mrs. Alma Jenkins to learn of her death which occurred so suddenly in Gallatin, Monday, April 10. Mrs. Jenkins was the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Hanna, both of whom survive her. Almost her entire life was spent in Westmoreland where she had the love and respect of the entire community. Since 10 years of age she had been a faithful conscientious and consecrated member of the Baptist Church. For many years she was a member of the Westmoreland Methodist Sunday School where it was evident by her faithfulness, denominational feeling never entered her heart. During the days of the W. C. T. U. in Westmoreland she was of the most earnest members of the union. The sacredness and beauty of her home life will leave its lasting impress and leave as sweet memory in the heart of the noble young husband who survives her. The two little ones, a boy of four and girl of two, who are left to the care of the father, have sustained a loss that this life cannot replace a mother deeply conscious to the joys and responsibilities of motherhood, a mother consecrated to the cause of motherhood. To the bereaved husband, father and the several brothers and sisters who deeply mourn the loss of this departed one, we offer sincere expressions of sympathy.

(Thursday, April 27, 1916)

Jesse Lee

Jesse Lee, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Lee, died at the home of his father Tuesday at 5:30 o’clock p. m., after about eight months suffering with tuberculosis. Jesse was born July 16, 1894, was 22 years, 2 months, 2 days old at the time of his death. He was not a member of any church. Two and a half months before death he made a bright profession of religion and he died in the faith. He was an exemplary young man.

(Thursday, April 27, 1916)

Westmoreland On Tuesday, April 18th, at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Lee, Jesse Lee died of tuberculosis from which he had suffered over two years. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. T. J. Clark of Turners Station, after which interment was made in the New Hope Cemetery. The deceased was 22 years of age and was a young man of good moral and religious character. Besides his parents there survive him three sisters, Mrs. Owen Riggs of Nubia, Misses Virgie and Barbary Lee and one brother, James Lee, a boy of about 12 years. To the bereaved family we wish to extend our sincere sympathy.


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