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March 13, 1957

Jesse J Perry, 67, a skilled worker in woodcraft and a gardener who achieved community wide reputation in both vocations, died at 9:45 a.m. today at his home at 12:43 Main street.


He had been ill for the last six weeks and critically ill the last week.


The deceased came to Mt. Vernon in 1916 from his native Cheatham county, Tenn. and achieved a high reputation as a carpenter and contractor during his local residence.


The body is at Weisinger Funeral Home where friends may bell after 8 o'clock this evening.


Rev. A. L. Cox, pastor of First Missionary Baptist Church, of which Mr. Perry was a member, will conduct the funeral service in Weisinger chapel at 2 p.m. Friday.  Burial will be in Bellefontaine cemetery.


The deceased was a World War I veteran and a former member of Owen Dunn post No. 5 American Legion.

Surviving are the wife, nee Anna Frailey whose marriage to Mr. Perry took place in 1918; a son, John Thomas Perry, at home; a sister, Mrs. Cora A. Miles, Mt. Vernon; two brothers, Walter T. Perry, Clarksville, Tenn., and Henry 'A. Perry, Mt. Vernon; four nephews and seven nieces.


The deceased's parents, Thomas Hampton Perry and Lucy Ann Hudgens Perry, were native Tennesseans.


Originally submitted by Betty Sellers