August 25, 1955
This Article Appeared In The Times
But Was Not Actually Titled Calís Column
Transcribed by Janette West Grimes
†† 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.