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Obituaries November - December, 1910

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(Thursday, November 2, 1911)

C. R. Hunter

Mr. Chestine R. Hunter, a prominent citizen of the Mt. Vernon community, died at his home near that place Monday afternoon at 5 o'clock from the effects of a stroke of paralysis received several weeks ago. He was a native of this county where he spent his entire life and was 65 years of age, having been born in 1845. He was a son of the late Mr. Thomas Hunter and since early life had been a consistent member of the Methodist Church. He was an upright citizen and a man honored and esteemed by all who knew him. The deceased is survived by his wife and five children: Robert, William and Cap Hunter, Mrs. Ida Durham and Mrs. Telia Simpson. He is survived also by one brother, Miller Hunter of this county and was an uncle of, Prof. T. W. Hunter, Supt. Of Public Instruction. The burial was at Mt. Vernon Tuesday with funeral services by Rev. Mr. Stringer, pastor of the church at that place.

(Thursday, November 9, 1911)

Mrs. V. R. Hobson

Mrs. George N. Guthrie received a telegram Monday announcing the death of her mother, Mrs. V. R. Hobson, of Rock Castle, Virginia. Mrs. Hobson was 98 years old and of one of the pioneer families of that state.

(Thursday, November 9, 1911)

Shackle Island

Little Alma Myrtle, the 5 year, 4 months old baby girl of Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Montgomery died Monday of pneumonia. Remains were laid to rest in Beech Cemetery day following. Funeral services conducted by Rev. C. K. Carlock.

(Thursday, November 16, 1911)

Death of Children

Mildred, the four-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Bouman, died at the family residence out on the Woods Ferry Pike at 3:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Her death was due to membranous croup from which she had been ill but a short time. Beulah, aged six months, the younger sister of the child, died on October 31, only thirteen days before. In this sad bereavement the parents have the profound sympathy of their neighbors and friends. The burial of each occurred at the Gallatin Cemetery with funeral services by Rev. R. M. DuBose.

(Thursday, November 16, 1911)

Death At Portland

Josie Elizabeth Civils, the two-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will Civils, of Portland, died Sunday night, Nov. 5th, at 12 o'clock, after a lingering illness and was buried Monday at 4 p. m. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. Beasley. Many friends extended heart felt sympathy to the bereaved parents.

(Thursday, November 16, 1911)

Miss Hardin Graves

The death of Miss Hardin Graves, daughter of Charles S. Graves, occurred at her father's home in the 15th district last Sunday, November 12th. She was 21 years and 11 months of age and her death was due to pellagra from which she had been a patient sufferer. More extended notice of her life will be published next week.

(Thursday, November 23, 1911)

L. W. Brizendine

Lafayette W. Brizendine, a prominent citizen of Buck Lodge and a member of the County Court from the 14th District, died at his home last Friday. His death was due to paralysis with which he was stricken several weeks ago. The deceased was 62 years of age and a member of the I. O. O. F. of Portland. It was under the ritual of this order that his burial was conducted at Old Fountain Head last Saturday. Mr. Brizendine was a citizen of a high order of integrity and a valued member the local court. He is survived by his wife and by three daughters; Mrs. Joe Wilson, Mrs. Chas. Roney and Mrs. Dick Ashlock all of this county.

(Thursday, November 23, 1911)

Killed In Texas

R. S. Rippy, a former citizen of Brackintown this county was run over and killed by a train near his home seven miles north of Dallas, Texas a few days ago. More extended account next week.

(Thursday, November 23, 1911)

Mrs. Kate Peay

Goodlettsville, Tenn., Nov. 20. -Mrs. Kate Peay, who died Saturday in Nashville at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Will Marshall, was buried here yesterday. She was in her 59th year. Mrs. Peay is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Marshall, and by two sons, Nicholas and Frank Peay of Goodlettsville.

(Thursday, November 23, 1911)

Victim Of Pistol Shot

James Carr Killed by Accident In Nashville Last Wednesday

James Carr, son of the late Dr. Ed. S. Carr of Castalian Springs, died at the home of his brother-in-law, Frank Langford in Nashville last Wednesday night as the result of the accidental discharge of a pistol. His remains were brought to Gallatin Thursday afternoon at 4:15 and buried at the Gallatin Cemetery Friday morning at 10:30. From the Nashville Banner: James Carr, aged 28 years, who had been living with his brother-in-law, Frank Langford, on the Vaughn Pike, was killed last night by the accidental discharge of a pistol which slipped out of his grasp and dropped on the floor.

(Thursday, November 23, 1911)

Deaths at Portland

Edna Estelle, the four-months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Al Hester, died last Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock after a two weeks' illness. She was buried in the Portland Cemetery Saturday afternoon. Rev. Chenault conducting the services. The many friends of the bereaved parents extend heartfelt sympathy.

Mr. Wm. Short of west Portland died Saturday at 10 o'clock a. m. after a five weeks' illness of typhoid fever. He was buried at the family burying ground Sunday at 10 o'clock, Rev. Gus Austin conducting the funeral services. Mr. Short was a highly esteemed man and has many friends in this community and elsewhere, who will regret to learn of his death. He is survived by a wife and six children who have the sympathy of a host of friends. Portland Herald.

(Thursday, November 23, 1911)

Mrs. Joyce Wright

Mrs. Joyce Wright, aged 86 years and a devout Christian woman, died at her home in the southern part of Simpson County, Friday of last week from disabilities incident to extreme old age. The whole of her life had been spent in that community and she was greatly beloved by a wide circle of friends. She is survived by two sons, Messrs John and Will Wright, her husband having died six years ago. Franklin Favorite.

(Thursday, November 23, 1911)

Miss Mary Booker

Franklin, Ky., Nov. - Miss Mary Booker died at her home in West End Thursday after a lengthy illness of dropsy. She was a daughter of the Bingham Booker, a member of the Methodist Church and 75 years of age. She is survived by two brothers, Henry G. Booker and Thomas Booker, both of Franklin. The funeral took place from her late residence this morning and burial was in the family lot in Green Lawn Cemetery.

(Thursday, November 23, 1911)

Found Dead, Head Shot Off

William Wynn Was a Prominent Farmer Residing at Cedar Hill

Springfield, Tenn., Nov. 18 - Willaim Wynn was found dead, the top of his head and front of his face shot off, and a gun laying beside him about 7:30 o'clock this morning in the corner of the fence in the lot of his country home, Clifford, near Cedar Hill. He had left the house a few moments before stating that he was going out to kill a ground hog, taking his gun with him. It is supposed the gun was accidentally discharged. He was a prominent farmer and recognized as one of the best citizens of the county, having been born and reared in this county. He leaves a wife, Mrs. Lucy Binkley Wynn, two daughters, Mrs. Robert Gower and Miss Magie Wynn and a sister, Mrs. Ed Williams, of Port Royal.

(Thursday, November 30, 1911)

In Memoriam

Died Nov. 23, 1911. Charles Lewis Neal, infant son of Charles Lewis and Fannie Trousdale Neal. We thought to keep him here to brighten our home and hearts, but God thought to take him there. Heaven is only the more beautiful for his presence. The perfect little hands are now extended to us who are left, beckoning us onward and upward. G. M.

(Thursday, November 30, 1911)

J. Barnett Kizer

Sunday about 12 o'clock another of the brave soldiers of Civil War passed to the great beyond very quietly, and without a struggle after having been confined to his room for several weeks. Mr. J. Barnett Kizer age 82 years, eighth months, was a consistent member of Beech C. P. Church, was a kind and affectionate father and husband. Deceased leaves a wife, five sons and two daughters, also one sister, Mrs. T. D. Elizer, to mourn his lost. Funeral services at Beech Monday at 11 a. m. by Rev. C. K. Carlock. Body in charge of the few remaining comrades of the war.

(Thursday, November 30, 1911)

J. A. Rodgers

J. A. Rodgers, aged about eighty-six, died at his home near Cotton Town, this county, Monday evening. His death was due to the infirmities of old age. Mr. Rodgers was formerly of Nashville, but several years ago bought a valuable farm at Cotton Town where he had since resided. His remains will be taken to Spring Hill Cemetery for interment this afternoon at 1 o'clock. Funeral services were conducted at the family residence yesterday afternoon.

(Thursday, November 30, 1911)

Mrs. Mary Downs

Monday afternoon, 27th, Isaac C. Hoskins conducted the burial services and the interment of Mrs. Mary Jane Downs in Wilson County. Mrs. Downs was well known for many years. She kept the Toll Gate on the Woods Ferry Pike.

(Thursday, November 30, 1911)

Chariot Abston

The death of Chariot Abston, colored, occurred at his home two miles from town on the Coles Ferry Pike Monday afternoon. The deceased was 80 years of age and a typical old southern Negro who enjoyed the highest respect of the community. He was thrifty and had accumulated property. He is survived by his wife. The burial took place at his home Tuesday afternoon.

(Thursday, November 30, 1911)

Killed Near Dallas

Following is an account of the accidental death of R. S. Rippy, a former citizen of Brackintown this county, which occurred near his home in Dallas County, Texas, a few days ago. The account is from the Dallas Morning News: Rev. W. C. Wallis, aged 50, and R. S. Rippy, aged 45, were killed yesterday morning about 10:40 o'clock, when the Houston and Texas Central passenger train, the "Hustler," crashed in to the wagon in which they were riding at the Main Street intersection with the H. & T. C. track at Richardson, seven miles north of Dallas. Mr. Rippy had taken a bale of cotton to the gin at Richardson and was returning with it to his home about one mile west of Richardson. Rev. Mr. Wallis got into the wagon in the business part of the town and was riding home with Mr. Rippy. It was reported that the two men had been discussing a big land deal as they drove off, and it is supposed they were so engrossed that they failed to hear the Hustler whistle. Both of the men who were killed were well known and highly respected residents of the Richardson community. Rev. Mr. Wallis was a retired Methodist minister. He leaves a widow and ten children. He will be buried at Blewett Cemetery at 10 o'clock Monday morning. Mr. Rippy was a prosperous farmer. He leaves a widow and five children. He is to be buried at Blewett Cemetery at 2 o'clock.

(Thursday, November 30, 1911)

Mrs. A. J. Briley Dead

The death angel visited the home and took away the wife of A. J. Briley. Mrs. Briley was loved by all who knew her. She leaves a husband and three daughters to morn her loss. We say to the bereaved family, weep not for her, for when God calls us to let us be prepared to meet her where sorrow cannot go and parting will be no more. Mrs. Briley had a great many relatives in the county and a host of friends. She had been in bad health for a number of years. Mrs. Briley had been twice married, her first husband was Mr. White. She was about 70 years of age. Let us be prepared to say, Thy will be done, and hear his gentle voice say come up higher and wear a bright and shining crown I have prepared for all my children. Her body was laid to rest at Hall Town Cemetery on the 17th. A Neice.

(Thursday, December 7, 1911)

Died at Woodburn

Dr. J. D. Kelly formerly of Portland died a few days ago at Woodburn, Ky. He was 72 years of age and a well-known physician.

(Thursday, December 7, 1911)

Munificent Bequest

H. H. Youree, a former citizen of Sumner County, who died at Shreveport, La., some months ago left by will the sum of $5,000 to be used in building a School or a church at Cairo, this county. Notice has been received that the money is ready. Citizens of Cairo have not yet decided upon the exact disposition of the bequest.

(Thursday, December 7, 1911)

News has reached here of the death of Mrs. Dr. B. H. Enloe, formerly Miss Edna Schell of Gallatin, which occurred at their home in Los Angeles Monday night, Nov27th. Mrs. Enloe was 35 years of age and is survived by her husband and one daughter aged 3 years. She had many friends here who will regret to learn of her death.



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