August 25, 1955

 

This Article Appeared In The Times

But Was Not Actually Titled Calís Column

 

Transcribed by Janette West Grimes

 

Obituary

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†† Stokes Gregory, aged 75 years, died July 7, 1955. He was married in early manhood to Miss Mattie Gregory, a distant cousin. To this union were born four children, two of whom preceded their father in death. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mattie Gregory; two sons, Kinney Gregory, of Red Boiling Springs, and Luther Gregory, of Elmwood, Tenn., five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; three brothers, Tom and Albert Gregory, both of Pleasant Shade; and Sam Gregory, of Gallatin; and numerous more distant relatives.

 

†† He was converted a number of years ago, but had not united with any church. However, he declared his readiness to die on numerous occasions and faced death without a fear. He was a hard-working man, honest and upright in his dealings with his neighbors. He was a devoted husband and father, a loyal brother and a friend to everyone.

 

†† Stokes, as he was familiarly known, was a native of the Mace's Hill section, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Gregory.

 

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