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The Upper Sumner Press - Portland Herald

Portland, TN - Obituaries July, 1957

Typed and Contributed by Linda Carpenter

(Thursday, July 18, 1957)

Funeral Services Held Last Wed. For Mr. West
Funeral services for Robert Lee West, 83, retired farmer, were held at 2 pm last Wednesday at the Wilkinson and Wiseman Funeral Home. The Rev. A. J. Bunn officiated and burial was in Maple Hill Cemetery. Mr. West died Monday, July 8, at Highland Hospital, after a long illness. He was a native of Sumner County, son of Mood and Liza West. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Nannie Lee West, a daughter, and a son, four half sisters, and five half brothers. *(This page on microfilm is a poor copy, so I added his Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home record below.)
Full Name: Robert Lee West
Died: 8th July 1957
Place of Death: Sumner County, TN, District 14, Ft. Head, TN
In Community:
Race or Color: White
Sex: Male
Marital Status: Married
Age: 83 years, 7 months, 18 days
Date of Birth: Nov. 20, 1873
Place of Birth: Sumner County, TN
Legal Residence: Sumner County, TN, District 16, Portland, TN
Usual Occupation: Farmer
Full Name of Father: Mood West
Mother's Maiden Name: Liza
Husband or Wife of: Nannie West
Cemetery: Maple Hill
Place of Funeral: Funeral Home
Time of Funeral: 2:00pm
Date: 7/10/1957
Additional Comments:

(Thursday, July 18, 1957)

Fisherman Drowns Saturday In Old Hickory Lake: Four Sumner People Drown Within Six Weeks

*(Page on microfilm in poor condition.) Marcellous Bond Chambers, 51 years old, was found drown at about 3:50 pm ? near the Number One Community in about 10 feet of water. *(Newby Funeral Home Record below.)
Date of death: 7-13-1957
Birthplace: Smith Co., TN
Date of Birth: 7-26-1905
Age: 51-11-1905
Father's Name: Elisha Chambers

Mother's Maiden Name: Roxie Boston
Date of Interment: 7-14-1957
Cemetery: Gallatin

Survived by widow, two sons, a daughter, two sisters, and seven brothers.
Chambers was the fourth Sumner citizen to drown within the past 6 weeks, two other white men and a twelve year old Black boy drowned recently.

(Thursday, July 18, 1957)

Bertie Claiborne Dies Rites Held Fri. At Corinth
Funeral services for Bertie Claiborne, 80, retired carpenter, were at 10 am Friday at the Corinth Church of Christ. Frank Jernigan officiated and burial was in the Corinth Cemetery. Mr. Claiborne died at his home in Indianapolis, IN, after a long illness. He was a native of Macon County, TN. He had resided in Indianapolis 20 years. Before moving to Indiana, he was a Sumner County deputy sheriff for 10 years. His parents were Ben and Dicie Whitefield Claiborne. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Maggie Walton Claiborne, two sons, two daughters, one brother, two sisters, and 18 grandchildren.

(Thursday, July 18, 1957)

Funeral services for Rev. Jutt Sloan were held at Brattentown Baptist Church Sunday and burial was at Pleasant Grove.

(Thursday, July 25, 1957)

Otha Brown Dies, Rites Held Wed.
William Otha Brown, 63, retired carpenter, died Monday at his home here after suffering a heart attack. Funeral services were at 10:30 am Wednesday at Wilkinson and Wiseman Funeral Home. The Rev. A. J. Bunn officiated. Burial was in Maple Hill Cemetery. Mr. Brown was a native of Sumner County, son of Robert and Ann Maddox Brown. He was a veteran of World War I. Survivors include his widow, a son, three sisters, seven brothers, and one grandchild.

We are sorry to learn of the death of Harold Jones of Franklin, KY by drowning. He leaves a wife and a ten year old son.

(Thursday, July 25, 1957)

In Memory
In loving memory of our dear husband and daddy, Mose C. Groves, who was killed one year ago today, July 23, 1956.

14th District News
Several from here attended the funeral of Mrs. Frank Crowder in Gallatin Wednesday morning.

Mrs. Georgia Crofts of Riverside, CA was called here Monday on account of the death of her father, Mr. Joe Langford.

Mrs. Frankie Dye and son Henry attended the funeral of Miss Bess Crenshaw in Hartsville on Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hart and family were called to Nashville, Monday on account of the death of his father, Mr. Henry Hart.


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