May 12, 1955
This Article Appeared In The Times
But Was Not Actually Titled Cal’s Column
Transcribed By Pamela Vick
Douglas Benian Gregory, aged 84 years, a farmer of near Lafayette, died at the Smith-Chitwood Hospital in Layette at about one o’clock Wednesday morning. He left his home on horseback on Monday afternoon of last week, to bring in the family cow. A search was begun early Monday night when he failed to return at the time expected. He was found in a gully about eight o’clock the same night apparently the victim of a stroke of apoplexy. He was brought to the local hospital and grew worse until the end. He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Hannah Seagraves; two sons, Henry Gregory, of Route one, Pleasant Shade; and Willie Gregory, of near Lafayette; three daughters, Mrs. Carsey Smith, of Route one, Pleasant Shade; and Mrs. Boady Gregory and Mrs. Herman Ellis, both of Lafayette; 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, one brother, Joe Gregory, of near Lafayette; and two sisters, Mrs. Daisy Carman, of Route two, Hartsville; and Mrs. Nonie Sanders, of Nashville.
Funeral Services are to be held at ten o’clock this (Thursday) morning from Alexander Funeral Home in Lafayette, by Elder Calvin Gregory, followed with burial in the Nelse McDonald Cemetery, near the Gregory home. The deceased was a member of Meadorville Baptist church for many years. He was a good man, clean and upright in his conduct and esteemed highly by all who knew him.
“Doug,” as he was familiarly known, was the son of Benian (“Boy”) Gregory and his wife, Mary Jane Wallace Gregory, and was born in Simpson County, Ky. His grandfather was Gion Gregory, who married his first cousin, Amanda Gregory, daughter of “Big Tom” and Betty Gregory, pioneer settlers in Smith County, Tenn. The last-named couple were the great-grandparents of the editor of the Times.