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Dr. Thomas A. Heath Obituary

The following resolutions on the death of Dr. Thomas A. Heath were adopted by the Issaquena-Sharkey-Warren Counties Medical Society:

"On January 17, 1932, Dr. Thomas A. Heath died at his plantation home at Shiloh, Issaquena county, Mississippi. He was born in Claiborne county July 14, 1854; came to Issaquena county in 1861, received literary education at Mississippi College, Clinton, Mississippi, and graducated at Hospital College of Medicine at Louisville, Kentucky in 1881; practiced medicine in Washington county, 1881-82, and Mayersville, Mississippi, 1883-84, and at Shiloh, Issaquena county from 1885 to date of death."

"He was officer in the Methodist church, Mason, Knight of Pythias, Woodman of the World. He was for several years president of the Issaquena County Medical Society, an honorary member of the Mississippi State Medical Association, and an honorary member of the Issaquena-Sharkey-Warren Counties Medical Society.

He spent his whole life in the delta and was very efficient in the treatment of pernicious malaria, having been especially successful in hematuria. He leaves a wife, one son and six grandchildren, as well as a host of friends to mourn his loss.

At the beginning of this New Year in the passing of Dr. Heath, it brought us new pain, new sorrow, and new sadness.....

Resolved that in the death of Dr. Heath this state and especially the community in which he lived and labored has lost one of its best beloved citizens.

Resolved that this society express its sorrow in the death of Dr. Heath.

Resolved that a copy of these resolutions be furnished the press and a copy be forwarded to the family of the deceased.

W.C. Pool
H.H. Haralson
J.A.K. Birchett

Abstracted from a 1932 newspaper clipping (unknown publication date and publisher) courtesy of James Newman


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