February 7, 1957


This Article Appeared In The Times

But Was Not Actually Titled Calís Column


Transcribed by Janette West Grimes


Will Alex Gregory Dies From Paralysis


†† Will Alex Gregory, aged 82 years, died at six o'clock Wednesday morning at the home of his son, Casper Gregory, on Nickojack Branch of Peyton's Creek in Smith County, not far from Graveltown. Death followed a paralytic stroke. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Martha Wilburn Gregory; three sons, Richard Gregory, in either Kansas of Missouri; and Buddie and Casper Gregory, both of Route one, Riddleton; four daughters, Mrs. John Earps and Mrs. Johnnie Gregory, both of Riddleton; Mrs. Ernest Matthews, of Turkey's Creek, Smith County; and Mrs. Cordell Shoulders, of Nashville; a large number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Sam Gregory, of Nashville; and Paul Gregory, address unknown.


†† Funeral arrangements have not been completed but burial is to take place this [Thursday] afternoon on Nickojack Branch. The deceased ws a professed Christian, although he was not a member of any church. He was the son of Alex and Susie Payne Gregory and was a native of Nickojack Branch.