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The Upper Sumner Press - Portland Herald

Portland, TN - Obituaries August, 1957

Typed and Contributed by Linda Carpenter
©2004

(Thursday, August 1, 1957)

Geo. Robert Lee Dies; Rites Held
Funeral services for George Robert Lee, 86, of Portland, were held July 28 at Wilkinson Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. A. J. Bunn officiating. Burial was in the Short's Cemetery. He was a native of Robertson County and a veteran of the Spanish-American War. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include his widow Azer Lee, one daughter, five sons, one brother, Martin Lee of Nashville, and two sisters, Mrs. Annie Sahton of Falmouth, IN, and Mrs. Bessie McClain of Hohenwald, TN.

(Thursday, August 1, 1957)

Mrs. Jones Dies; Rites Held Monday
Funeral services for Mrs. Marion Gertrude Jones, 88, of Portland, were held Monday, July 29, at the Wilkinson Wiseman Funeral Home. Burial was in the Maple Hill Cemetery. Rev. B. L. Donthit officiated. She was a native of Macon County, daughter of Simon A. Carman and Mary Tooley. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include three sons, three daughters, and one sister, Mrs. M. E. Carman of Portland, TN.

Mrs. Jones Dies; Rites Held In Portland
Funeral services for Mrs. Marion Gertrude Jones, 88, widow of Joseph Jones, died Saturday at her home in Corinth after a long illness. Funeral services were held Monday at 2 PM at Wilkinson Wiseman Funeral Home.  B. L. Donthit officiated and burial was in the Maple Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Jones was born in Macon County, the daughter of Simon and Mary Tolley Carmon. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors are three sons, three daughters, and a sister, Mrs. M. E. Carman of Portland, 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

(Thursday, August 1, 1957)

J. L. Spears Dies: Rites At Rock Bridge
Funeral services for James Lonzo Spears, 79, who died Friday at the home of a son, Johnny Spears of the Dry Fork Creek Community were held Sunday at Rock Bridge Baptist Church. Rev. Herlon Brown officiated and burial was in the Church Cemetery. Mr. Spears, a retired farmer, was a native of Allen County, KY the son of Bill and Sarah Elizabeth Key Spears. He had resided in Sumner County for 45 years. In addition to his son, he is survived by two other sons, two daughters, 15 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.

(Thursday, August 22, 1957)

Mrs. Lex Upchurch Dies In Portland
Mrs. Elsie Mae Upchurch, 35, wife of Lex Upchurch, died Wednesday Aug. 14, in Highland Hospital after undergoing an operation. Funeral services were held Friday at Wilkinson Wiseman Funeral Home here. Burial was in the Old Brush Cemetery. Mrs. Upchurch, a resident of Route 1, Fountain Head, was a life long resident of Sumner County. She was an employee of Sandye Shirt Company here. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, and one son, her parents, Wesley and Maggie Dudney Gregory, Route 1, Fountain Head, three sisters, and a brother.

(Thursday, August 22, 1957)

Personals

Mr. and Mrs. J. W, Rouse were called to Philadelphia, PA, on account of the death of his mother, Mrs. J. W. Rouse Sr.

(Thursday, August 29, 1957)

Winford Andrews Dies: Rites Held Tuesday Aug. 20
Winford Hester Andrews, 54, truck driver, died Monday at his home here after suffering a heart attack. Funeral services were held on Tuesday at 10 am at Wilkinson Wiseman Funeral Home. Burial was in the Maple Hill Cemetery. A native of Smith County, Mr. Andrews had lived here most of his life. His parents were John and Fannie Robinson Andrews. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Clara Dobbs Andrews, two daughters, a son, and four brothers.

(Thursday, August 29, 1957)

Mrs. J. W. Williams Dies: Rites Held Friday
Funeral services for Mrs. John W. Williams, wife of a Middle Tennessee educator and minister, were conducted Friday at Marshall - Donnelly - Combs Funeral Home by Dr. Richard Hall, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Decatur, GA. Burial was in the Woodlawn Memorial Park. Mrs. Williams died Wednesday night at Rutherford County Hospital as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Murfreesboro on Monday. She was 82. Mrs. Williams, who lived with her son, John W. Williams, Jr., Decatur, GA, was visiting with relatives in Murfreesboro at the time of the accident. A native of Norene, TN, she was the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. John T. Oakley. The former Miss Lilly Mai Oakley, she was married in 1895 to Mr. John W. Williams of Eagleville, TN, who died in 1951. (Long obit and I have typed only the genealogical information.) Mrs. Winnie Arnold, her sister-in-law and Glen Arnold, Jr. her great nephew, who were involved in the accident with Mrs. Williams, are still in the Rutherford County Hospital. Other survivors include two daughter, another son, four brothers, Judson Oakley, Hartsville, Edgar F. Oakley, Old Hickory, John T. Oakley, Lafayette, and Rev. J. H. Oakley, Memphis, and twelve grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

(Thursday, August 29, 1957)

Rites Held For Odell Wix On Wednesday
Funeral services for Odell Wix, 59, of Portland were held Wednesday at the Hopewell Church in Robertson County. The Rev. Eugene Fleming officiated and burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Wix died at the Highland Hospital on Monday after a short illness. A native of Sumner County. His parents were K. D. and Elmira Crawford Wix. Survivors include his widow, Maybelle, three daughters, and four sons.

(Thursday, August 29, 1957)

Funeral Services Held Yesterday For J. D. Gossett
Funeral services for Jefferson Davis Gossett, 88, resident of Portland were held yesterday at the Wilkinson Wiseman Funeral Home here with the Rev. Eugene Fleming officiating. Burial was in the Maple Hill Cemetery. Mr. Gossett died of a heart attack Monday at his daughter's home in Portland. A native of Sumner County he was the son of Jackson and Mary Appleton Gossett. Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. J. L. Henson Sr., of Portland, two sons, Jack Gossett of St. Petersburg, FL, and Herbert Gossett of Portland, five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

(Thursday, August 29, 1957)

Rites Held For Bethel Dobbs
Funeral services for Bethel Dobbs, 59, of Nashville were held Tuesday at the State Line Church. The Rev. Hobert Cook and Gaines Hinton officiated and burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Dobbs died in the General Hospital in Nashville on Sunday. A native Of Davidson County for many years. His parents were J. D. and Dixie Jane Dobbs. Survivors are one sister, Mrs. Pauline Sailors of Indianapolis, IN, four brothers, Tommy Dobbs of Fountain Head, Vernon Dobbs of Nashville, Fronzy Dobbs of Franklin, KY, and Hubert Dobbs of Indianapolis.

(Thursday, August 29, 1957)

Mary Richards Price Dies; Rites Held
Funeral services for Mary Richards Price, 71, of Portland, wife of Joe C. Price were held Sunday at loocyland Church Sunday at Portland Baptist Church. The Rev. Eugene Fleming officiated and burial was in the Sulphur Springs Cemetery. A native of Simpson County, KY, she had resided in Sumner County 15 years. Her parents were Charlie W. and Mary Bradshaw Richards. She was a member of Portland Baptist Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, a sister, four brothers, and two grandchildren.

(Thursday, August 29, 1957)

Auto Accident Takes 3 Lives In Midstate
Three persons died in separate Middle Tennessee automobile accidents Sunday. Jimmy Murphy, 20, of Springfield, TN, who died when a car in which he was riding crashed into a tree near Springfield. John Henry Weatherford, 52, Negro of Route 2, Adams, TN, killed when a car overturned in Montgomery County. George Cooper Fitz Jr., 20, Negro of near Cottontown, TN, killed when run over by an automobile at Gallatin. (Long article.)

(Thursday, August 29, 1957)

Personals

Miss Jean Andrews of Indianapolis, IN, was called here Tuesday due to the death of her father Mr. Hester Andrews.


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