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The Upper Sumner Press

Portland, TN - Obituaries February, 1954

Typed and Contributed by Linda Carpenter

(Thursday, February 4, 1954)

Services Held For Mrs. Hunter
Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Francis Hunter, 92, were held Sunday morning at the Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home at 10:30 am. The Reverend Hobart Cook officiated. Burial was in the Portland Family Cemetery near Portland. She was a native of Sumner County and a daughter of Wash and Sallie Etheridge Cook. Surviving are two daughters; Mrs. Carrie Jones and Mrs. Nellie Denning of Portland, two sons; Jim Hunter of Portland and Virgil Hunter, Mitchellville, ten grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

(Thursday, February 4, 1954)

Mrs. Eldridge Rites Held
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Deaux Eldridge, 52, were held at the Orlinda Church of Christ, Saturday at 10:30 am. Frank Jernigan officiated. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Eldridge was a native of Robertson County and had spent most of her life in the Orlinda community. Survivors include her husband, Adairville, Ky.; three sons, three daughters, two brothers, two sisters, and five grandchildren. 

(Thursday, February 4, 1954)

News was received here of the death of Miss Mai Reese of Nashville Sunday. She has many friends here who regret her passing.

Brackentown News
The Brackentown Community is sorry to hear of the death of Mrs. Francis Hunter.

In Memoriam
In loving memory of our dear Mother, Mrs. Wade Slack, who left us two years ago today, February 9, 1952.

Oak Grove News
A number of people from here attended the funeral of Mrs. Sara Hunter at the Wilkerson-Wiseman Funeral Home in Portland Sunday.

South Tunnel News
Mr. and Mrs. Herschel Odell visited Mr. and Mrs. Joe Baulch in Nashville and attended the funeral of his cousin, Mr. Elmer Baulch.

Westmoreland News
Mr. Steve Morris died Thursday morning after being in bad health for sometime. His sister, Mrs. Willie Lee Tuttle died only a few days ago.


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