From Jan. 23, 1925, South Pittsburg Hustler, John Houston Coffelt.
Well-known Blacksmith Dies At Home Near Here
John Houston Coffelt, aged 55 years, a well-known blacksmith of this city for years, died last Monday night at 6 o'clock at his home in Raulston Town, near here. He had suffered from mild convulsions since Thursday, but remained at his shop until Saturday, until he became worse and was taken to his home. funeral services were held last Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Frank Tate graveyard on Battle Creek, the Rev. Paul R. Hodge, pastor of the First Baptist church, of this city officiating. Members of the South Pittsburg lodge, I.O.O.F., of which he was a member, took part in the services. John Coffelt was born fifty-five years ago at Comfort, on Battle Creek, the son of D.C. and Susan Bible Coffelt, and spent his entire lifetime in Marion County. For years he has conducted a blacksmith shop in South Pittsburg. He was held in high esteem by all who knew him, and his death will come as a shock to his friends all over the county. Surviving him are his devoted wife; one daughter, Mrs. Leighton Jarrett; two brothers, George, of Sherwood and David of South Pittsburg; and one sister, Mrs. Rebecca Crow, of Comfort.
This obituary was provided by Ida Smith