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Obituaries
 
COLEMAN
JAMES M. COLEMAN

FORT
ELIZABETH FORT WHEELER

JOYNER
ELIZABETH FORT JOYNER

KEATH
MICAJAH KEATH

KERNS
BIANCA EDWINA KERNS PARSONS

MACCARINO
FRANK MACCARINO

MOORE
JOHN CALVIN MOORE
SUSAN COLEMAN MOORE

PARSONS
James M. Parsons
Mildred Jane Parsons

RAY
Minnie Ray

SUTTON
Charles Sutton
Raymond Sutton

WHEELER
ELIZABETH FORT WHEELER
ELMOORE WHEELER
LEONARD WHEELER, SR
LEVIN WHEELER
THOMAS WATSON WHEELER
ZELMA MOORE WHEELER



Mrs. Bianca Edwina Parsons
Funeral services were held at the homestead near Kentuck Wednesday for Mrs. Bianca Edwina Parsons, who died at her home in Charleston on Sunday, and burial was in the Kentuck Cemetery. Rev Hobson D. Fisher in charge of the service. (Jackson Herald, Friday, July 11, 1947)


Mrs. Mildred Wheeler
Mrs. Mildred Jane Wheeler, 63, of Olive Branch, widow of Leonard M. Wheeler, died yesterday at her home.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today in Mt. Vernon Gardens. Brantley Funeral Home in Olive Branch has charge.
She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Zelma Price and two sons, Leonard M. Wheeler Jr. and James E. Wheeler, all of Olive Branch.
Undated clipping. She died on July 21, 1976.


JAMES C. M. PARSONS
James M. Parsons - funeral Service for Mr. Parsons, 75, former Policeman and merchant who died Tuesday night at his home 1534 Seventh Ave after a long illness will be held Friday at 1PM at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Gandee of Kentuck, Jackson Co. Burial will be in the family cemetery in Kenutck.
Mr Parsons was born at Kentuck, Feb 11, 1866 to Allen R. and Mary Rhodes Parsons. He was a memeber of Glen Elk Lodge No. 95 IOOF. Besideds his daughter he is survived by his widow, Mrs. Bianca Parsons and two other daughters, Maude Skeens of Akron, OH and Mrs Dorthy Maddox of Kentuck and a son Delmer Parsons of Charleston. He is also survived by three sister, Mrs Harriet Baker of Caldwell, Oh, Mrs. Rosa West of Urbanna, Ohio, Mrs Roxie Rhodes of Belgrove and three brothers, Walter Parsons of Charleston, George Parsons of Spenser and Bartley Parsons of Wellsville, OH.
The Charleston Daily Mail, Jan 7, 1942

LEVIN WHEELER
Levin Wheeler Died
At his residence three miles southeast of Hernando, on the 3rd inst, Mr. L. H. Wheeler in the 83rd year of his age. The deceased had been a resident of DeSoto Co some 35 years. He was a consistent member of the Methodist Church and a most worthy citizen. He leaves a large family of children and grand children, together with a large circle of friends and acquaintances to mourn his demise.
DeSoto Times, April 10, 1884



FRANK MACCARINO
FRANK MACCARINO
Service for Frank Maccarino of 3057 Brunswick Raod will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Brunswick Baptist Church with burial in Mount Vernon Gardens. Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel has charge.
Mr. Maccarino, who was 63, died at 11 a.m. yesterday at Baptist Hospital. He was a retired truck farmer and was a member of Brunswick Baptist Church.
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Edith Maccarino; children (all living so I will not list) and 10 grandchildren.
Undated clipping. Frank died May 7, 1970 so this must be May 8, 1970, probably the Memphis Press Scemitar.


THOMAS WATSON WHEELER
T. W. Wheeler
In the death of Mr. T. W. Wheeler, which occurred at St. Joseph's Hospital Memphis, Wednesday night, DeSoto County loses one of her oldest and best citizens. Mr. Wheeler was a consistent member of the Methodist Church, an ex Confederate soldier and a good man who has made the world better for having lived. His remains were given Masonic burial at the Wheeler cemetery yesterday, a great many people from here and surrounding country attending the last sad rites.
The Times Promoter, Nov 1906


ELIZABETH FORT WHEELER
Good Woman Gone
Mrs. Lou Wheeler, whose home was near Love, died Wednesday morning at an advanced age, and was buried in the Wheeler cemetery yesterday. Mrs. Wheeler had spent a long, busy and useful life, and died as she had lived - honored, trusted and loved. Through all the sorrows and vicissitudes of life her faith never wavered and she reared her own monument while she lived in the hearts of all who knew her. The sympathy of a number of friends is extended to the relatives of the deceased.
The Times Promoter, May 1907


ELMOORE WHEELER
Leonard M. Wheeler
Service for Leonard Moore Wheeler, onetime linotype operator for The Press-Scimitar and, for the past 15 years, for the Commerical Appeal, were to be at 2 p.m. today at Brantley Funeral Home in Olive Branch, Miss., Reb. F. A. Ashbridge and Rev. G. R. Lawrence officiating. Burial in Mt. Vernon Gardens. Mr. Wheeler died Saturday at his home in Maywood, Miss., after two months illness. He leaves his wife and three children. He was 58.
From undated newspaper clipping. Probably The Memphis Press-Scimitar. April 1959.


ELMOORE WHEELER
Servies of Elmore M. Wheeler of Olive Branch was held at Brantley Funeral Home at 2:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon, Nov 24. The Rev R. J. Harris officiated and burial was in Love Cemetery. Mr. Wheeler, who was 83 died at 9:15 Friday night in Baptist Hospital at Memphis. He was a Baptist.
He was born in Love, but lived at Olive Branch the past 20 years. He worked as a linotype operator (see note) until he began farming many years ago. He leaves a son, Leonard M. Wheeler of Maywood and three grandchildren.

NOTE: According to his grandson Leonard M. Wheeler, Jr, Ellmoore was never a linotype operator, although his son Leonard M. Wheeler Sr. was.


ELIZABETH FORT
DIED
FORT-At the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Q Nichols, No. 8 Trezevant Street, Wednesday, 17th of March 1886 in the eight first year of her age, Mrs. A. E. Fort, wife of Robert D. Fort, Esq , of DeSoto County, Miss -Mem. Appeal
The Times Promoter, March 25, 1886


JOHN CALVIN MOORE Friends and relatives of John Calvin Moore were saddened by his death last Sunday. He was born in Orange County, North Carolina, June 18, 1850, and moved to West Tennessee in his early boyhood. Later he moved south of Hernanado where he lived until sixteen years ago when he moved to Coldwater. His friends knew him as a man who practiced moderation in all things and possessed a character of sterling qualities. He was a man of few words and quiet action but his life is a shining example to all who knew him. Mr. Moore is survived by his wife, Mrs. Susan Moore, to whom he had been wedded sixty-one years, Mrs. Hoyt Wooten, of Coldwater, Mrs. Jim Meagher, of Hernanado, Mrs. Kate Cole, of Memphis, and Mrs. R. A. Dalehite, of Love.

Out there in the silent city
Just Quiet, and peace, and rest.
With sunlight and shadows flitting
Near home and those he loved best.
With the sacred dead for companions
Hands folded-all tasks complete
Life's duties no longer demanding.
Just quiet, and rest, and sleep.
To the sunbeams we whisper,"shine gently."
To the breezes, "Blow softly here."
For the hearts and home left empty.
We silently shed a tear.
Times Promoter, March 3, 1938



ZELMA MOORE WHEELER
Coldwater Locals
The sympathy of the entire town goes out to Mr. and Mrs. John Moore and family in the untimely death of their daughter, Mrs. Wheeler of Memphis. Someday we will understand, and until then we must bow to the will of Our Father.
The Tate County Democrat, Sept 8, 1927



SUSAN COLEMAN MOORE
After a long illness Mrs. Susan Coleman Moore died September 3rd at her home in Coldwater, having survived her husband a little more than six months. They had lived a long married life - sixty-one years last February. She was a devoted member of the Methodist church of Love, having lived in that community for more than fifty years. She is survived by four daughters:Mrs. J. M. Meagher, of Hernando, Mrs. R. A. Dalehite, of Love, Mrs. Katherine Cole of Coldwatrer, and Mrs. H. B. Wooten, of Whitehaven. She is also survived by ten grand children and several great-grand children.
Times Promoter, Sept 22, 1938.


JAMES M. COLEMAN
Coldwater Locals
J. M. Coleman of the Scotland neighborhood, died Saturday morning of heart trouble and was buried at the Coldwater cemetery Saturday afternoon by the Masonic fraternity. Mr. Coleman was one of the oldest and best known resident of the county and was the father of a large family. He was the grandfather of Mirian Coleman who died only a few days pervious.
Mirian, the bright little thirteen year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs John M. Coleman died Tuesday evening of pnuemonia.


MICAJAH KEATH
KEATH-Micagah Keath was born in Montgomery Co., West Va., June 16, 1807, and died Aug. 9, 1892, at his daughter's Mrs. Hartley, in Monroe Co., Ark., at the age of 85 years, 1 month, 23 days. He moved to Tenn. when quite young, and was married in 1832 to Miss Margaret Replogle. In 1856 he moved to Ark., thence to De Soto Co., Miss., where he remained until the death of his companion in 1880. Since then he has made his home with his children. He was a true husband, a kind father, an honest and law-abiding citizen, but did not join any Church in early life, believing that his good deeds were all the religion necessary. Realizing his error before it was too late, he was happily converted at the extreme old age of 76 years, and joined the Methodist Church, remained a consistent Christian until his life closed. He was a strong man physically. During his last illness he suffered intensely, but would praise the Lord daily, and say that he had nothing to fear; was ready to go to Jesus. As he was nearing the dark "Valley of death," he would call loved ones gone before, and reach up, seemingly to join hands with them in the beautiful beyond. Shortly before he expired he called all to his bed side and bade them a loving farewell. He leaves four sons, three daughters, a large number of grandchildren and friends, who deeply regret his death. May the children look up by faith to Him who has said, "As I live, ye shall live also," and where Jesus is there shall he be found. Bereft ones, grieve not as those that have no hope. Only a brief seperation, if you are faithful Christians, and he will greet you on the other shore. How sadly grandpa will be missed. His chair is vacant, his kind and gentle voice no longer heard. Oh! how sad! A friend.
Arkansas Methodist, Thursday, Sept 1?, 1892.

MINNIE RAY
MRS. MINNIE SUTTON
Long Illness is Fatal at Age of 85
Mrs. Minnie Ray Sutton of 1459 Marcia died yesterday afternoon at Methodist Hospital after a long illness. She was 85. Born in Obion County, Tenn., Mrs. Sutton had lived in Memphis since 1931. Her husband, Charles C. Sutton, died in 1931. Mrs. Sutton was a Presbyterian. She leaves five daughters, Mrs. A. J. Myers of the Marcia address, Mrs. Mae Nelson of 1035 Pearce, Mrs. Frank Maccarino of 3057 Brunswick Road, Mrs. Paul Herman of 959 Kney and Mrs. Jim Cattaneo of Capleville; three sons, W. E. Sutton of 1083 Beverly, C. R. Sutton of 624 Berclair and W. C. Sutton of 2967 Kingston Road; a sister, Mrs. Maude Billings of 3160 Nathan; 27 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Memphis Funeral Home has charge.
The Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN March 29, 1965.

MRS. MINNIE SUTTON
Mrs. Minnie Ray Sutton, 84, of 1459 Marcia, widow of Charlse C. Sutton, died Sunday afternoon at Methodist Hospital. Born in Obion County, Tenn., Mrs. Sutton moved to Memphis in 1931, the year her husband died.
Services will be at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Memphis Funeral Home, with burial in Mudvilled Cemetery.
She leaves five daughters, Mrs. A. J. Myers, Mrs. Mae Nelson, Mrs. Frank Maccarino and Mrs. Paul Herrman of Memphis and Mrs. Jim Cattaneo of Capleville; two sons, W. E. and C. R. Sutton of Memphis; his (?) sister, Mrs. Maude Billings, also of Memphis; 27 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

< From a clipping not dated. Probably the Memphis Press Scemitar.

CHARLES SUTTON
This obituary was written by my grandmother, Edith Sutton for her father Charles Sutton who died of tuberculosis.





RAYMOND SUTTON
This obituary was written by my grandmother, Edith Sutton for her brother Raymond Sutton who died of tuberculosis.




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