August 3, 1950

 

This Article Appeared In The Times

But Was Not Actually Titled Calís Column

 

Transcribed by Janette West Grimes

 

Bethel Gregory Dies In Nashville

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†† Bethel Gregory, a farmer of the Pleasant Shade section, died at a Nashville hospital on Saturday night, passing away about ten o'clock. He was 78 years of age and had been ill for some time. He was most probably a victim of typhoid fever. His wife, the former Miss Tennie Smith, died about 35 years ago. He had 13 children by her. Of this number only four survive. They are: Johnnie Gregory and Mrs. Marshall Shoulders, both of R. 1, Riddleton; Nelson Gregory, of Castalian Springs; and Mrs. Dortch Woodard, of Defeated; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and two half-brothers, Walter Gregory, of near Monoville; and John Gregory, of Old Hickory.

 

†† The remains were laid to rest in the family graveyard at the home about three o'clock Sunday afternoon, following funeral services conducted by Calvin Gregory. The deceased was the son of Jabe Gregory, son of Little Bill Gregory, who was a brother of the editor's great-great-grandfather, Jeremiah Gregory, who was a native of Chatham County, North Carolina, and who arrived on Peyton's Creek in the fall of 1791. The deceased had a large number of brothers and sisters who preceded him in death: Judy, married James Nixon; Nelson, married Martha, daughter of Dob Gregory; Russ*, married * Earps; Jane, married a Brimm; Margaret, married John Bell Winkler; Henry, married a Winkler, a sister of John Bell; Eliza, married John Smith; and Cinda, who married a Holliday. The deceased was a quiet, unassuming man and was favorably known to numerous friends.