10 March 1922 - Dresden Enterprise
DEATH RELIVES LONG SUFFERING - Uncle Green Taylor, 86 years of age, died
The remains were laid to rest Tuesday at Blooming Grove. There are eleven children, as follows: J.J., T.E., Dock, S.A. and a son in Mississippi; Mrs Woody Dunlap, Mrs. Mattie Insco, Mrs . Bud Duke, Mrs. Elbert Heathcoat, Mrs. A.H. Insco and Mrs. Ad Burroughs. It is estimated that he leaves 200 grand, great and great great grand children. Two aged brothers, Messrs. Ben and John Taylor, near Sharon, survive him.
EVA COLEMAN TAYLOR (wife of Asa Richmond)
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN TAYLOR
MARTHA ANN ELIZABETH TAYLOR
Mrs. Insco's life was a great inspiration to us all. She truly walked by faith and not by sight, proving to us all that she sought a city which hath foundations and whose builder and maker is God. She never complained in her sufferings and seemed to be perfectly reconciled to God's providential dealings with her, dying in a triumphant faith of God and the immortality of the soul. Let's "lift up out heads, for, behold our Redemption draweth nigh," and "weep not for her as one who had no hope.
VIRGINIA E. D. TAYLOR
The following account of the death of a former citizen of this vicinity appeared in the Jackson Daily Sun on Saturday: Funeral services for Mrs. Jennie Duke, 62 years of age, who died at 2 o'clock Saturday morning following several months illness during the past several few days of which her condition had been considered as critical, will be held this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from 529 North Hays avenue. Mrs. Duke had made her home in this city with her daughter, Mrs. J. W.Cherry, for many years and was widely known and respected here. She was a Baptist in belief. Besides Mrs. Cherry of this city, she is survived by another daughter, Mrs. E. J. Allen of Muskogee, Okla., one son, Thomas C.Duke, of Cleveland, Ohio; four brothers, J.J. and D.C. Taylor of Dresden, OffieTaylor of Lansing, Mich., and A.M. Taylor of Scooba, Miss.; four sister, Mrs. Martha Insco and Mrs. Add Burroughs of Dresden; Mrs. A.H. Insco of Steel, Mo.; and Mrs. Alma Heathcott of this city. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. C.L. Smith of Henderson, assisted by Rev. R.E. Guy of this city and interment will be in Hollywood."
SARAH I. A. TAYLOR
The above Obits Submitted by Sharon
DRESDEN ENTERPRISE, DECEMBER l949
LONG, USFUL AND INFLUENTIAL LIFE COMES TO CLOSE
Death quietly came to Mrs. Era Burroughs Monday in a
hospital, following a stroke on Saturday. All the children were
Mrs Burroughs, age
Mrs. Burroughs, nee Taylor, was born near Dresden and was
throughout this area. She possessed a radiant personality, and
frail and in ill health most
Mrs. Burroughs had spent a great deal of her time for the
years in Ypsilanti, Michigan, dividing her time with children there,
making visits with the sons
The remains reached Dresden Wednesday morning and lay at
of a son, Roy, until the funeral Thursday afternoon at First Baptist
conducted by Rev.
Pallbearers were Snoda Parham, Eugene Shaw, Charlie Taylor, Cayce L. Pentecost, Blake Pentecost and Henry Spikes.
Surviving are three sons, Fred of Ypsilanti, Mich., Roy and
Burroughs of Dresden; two daughters, Mrs. Mae Mitchell (Robert)
Ypsilanti, Mich,, and Mrs.
Submitted by Sarah Goebel
16 April 1908 - Dresden Enterprise B. R. Caraway was born October 1, 1827, in Wilson, county, Tenn.; died April 14, 1908. He lived in Middle Tennessee until about 1852, when he moved to Weakley county, near Martin, with his father and mother. He was married to the widow Hutcherson October 14, 1852. To this union was born five children, of whom three are living, as follows: Eliza Richmon, Met Ross, Bettie Allen. She had one child, Asa Hutcherson, before she was married to Mr. Caraway. She died January 6, 1859. He was then married to S. V. Milborn, August 1, 1859, his present wife, no children having been born to them. He profess religion about 1890. He never joined any church, but believed in Holiness." (The date for Isabella's death must be wrong since she was in the 1860 Census of Weakley Co.)
BRINKLEY RILEY CARAWAY
Gleason, Tennessee. Uncle Brink Caraway died at his home north of Dresden Tuesday morning at 1 o'clock at the advanced age of eight-one years. He has been in bad health for many months, being unable to walk without the aid of crutches, and for the last several months has been in a serious condition with rheumatism. Some days ago he was en route home from Martin, when taken critically ill on the road. He was taken home and gradually grew worse. Mr. Caraway was an old-time tanner, having learned the trade at the Blakemore tan-yard in Dresden when a young man, and it is said of him that he was the best tanner in the whole country. He was twice married, and his body was interred at Hopewell, near Gleason, on Wednesday by the side of his first wife.
Dresden Enterprise - 17 July 1914 Mrs. Sallie Caraway was born in Halifax county, Va., in the year 1828, Nov.1; died June 15, 1914; age eight-four years, seven months and fifteen days. She first married a Mr. Wilmoth, who died in eleven months, after which she married Brink Caraway and raised three step children. Her husband preceded her to the grave six years ago. Her maiden name was Barlow. She professed religion several years ago and joined the church at Walker's Chapel, of which she lived a consistent member until last year, when she moved her membership to McClain's Chapel. She lived an exemplary Christian life. She was a good step-mother, strong in her convictions for right, faithful to her friends until God saw fit to take her home. We should all try to live so that when we are called to go we can hear the Master say to us, as we believe he had said to her "Well done, thou good and faithful servant; enter thou in the joys of thy Lord." Funeral services were conducted by Rev. T. J. Simmons at Walker's Chapel, Monday, June 15, 1914.
ANN ELIZA CARAWAY RICHMOND
20 Sep 1918-Dresden Enterprise Death of Mrs. Richmond Information reaches here of the death last week of Mrs. Eliza Richmond, at her home near Wingo, Ky. The deceased was a daughter of the late Brink Caraway, the old tanner, She was born and reared just north of Dresden and wasabout 65 years of age.
CELIA EDWARDS SMITH TAYLOR
7 April 1933 - Dresden Enterprise Death Removes Noble Christian Character - After an illness of many weeks, Mrs. Celia Smith Taylor passed away at the family residence in Dresden Wednesday. She was 72 years and nine months of age, and the daughter of the late Fletcher Smith. Mrs. Taylor was united in marriage to Mr. J. J. Taylor 42 years ago. Three children survive this union: Finis Taylor, Mrs. J. M. Davis, Martin, and Mrs. Horace Newberry, Ore Springs. She was a loyal devout member of the Methodist church, where funeral services were conducted this (Thursday) afternoon by her pastor, Rev. E. F. McDaniel, assisted by Elder Cayce Pentecost, Miss. Letie Clement and Mr. W. W. Jones, Rev. J. L. Thomas. Interment at the Dresden cemetery, with Winstead, Jones & Bowlin Bros. in charge of arrangements. A legion of friends extend profound sympathy to the bereaved husband and children in their grief occasioned by the passing of this good woman, whom to know was to admire.
SUSAN SMITH GLASGOW
JOHN WILLIAMSON COLEMAN SMITH
6 December 1935 - Dresden Enterprise Ore Springs, Dec. 2.--....We had not gotten over this shock, when early Friday morning, we were called to summon help at Mr. Coleman Smith's, as he had died suddenly while building a fire in the cook stove. He was 79 years of age, a splendid citizen, and a good christian, being a member of West Union M.E. church. He had just recently moved in his new home and he and his devoted wife were as happy as they could be when death cut him down. He leaves his aged companion, two daughters, Mrs. Bruce Parrott, and Mrs. Wade Glisson and one grand daughter, Mrs. Frank Bishop to mourn his death. Burial at West Union with services conducted by Revs. Nall and Sanson....
15 March 1929 - Dresden Enterprise On Tuesday, March 12, death entered the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smith and claimed for its victim her beloved husband, Robert Smith. He was born Dec. 14, 1868; age 61,years two months and 29 days; was married to Miss Emma Summers Oct. 8, 1895. To this union was born three children--two girls and one boy--Nolie, Lester and Louisa. Louisa died in infancy, 21 years ago. Nolie died 10 years ago, leaving one son, Lester, and his aged companion. He had been a sufferer for six years with T.B.. All that medical aid and loving hands could do could not stay the hand of death. He professed religion in early life and 13 years ago joined the Missionary Baptist church at West Union and lived a faithful christian until death. He was the son of Fletcher and Hixie (a line was repeated..)All preceeded him to the grave, but one brother, Coleman; sisters, Selia (Celia) Hallian (Holly) and Fannie. He will be greatly missed as a loving companion, father, grand father and brother. He spoke of his loving Savior and said he was ready to go home when the Savior called and rejoiced several times on his death bed and wanted the fourth chapter of Hebrews read at his funeral and asked that Bro. Less Glisson and Bro. Henry Felps conduct the funeral over his last remains.
4 November 1932 - Dresden Enterprise The death Angel visited the home of Henry Smith and claimed his beloved wife, Mrs. Fannie Smith. She was the daughter of Fletcher and Hixy Smith. She professed in early life and joined the M.E. church at Pleasant Hill and moved her membership to Houston, Miss., where she live a member until death. She was born Feb. 27, 1870; age 62 years, seven months and 28 days. She leaves a heartbroken husband, nine children, two sisters, one brother, 28 grand children, a host of relatives and friends to mourn her death. Burial Thursday at Pisgah.
MARTHA PIETY SMITH ASHER
Dresden Enterprise: 3 August 1917 "Martha Piety Asher (nee Smith) was born June 22, 1874, died July 27, 1917; age 43 year, one month and five days. She professed faith in Christ at the early age of ten years and joined the Methodist Protestant church at Mt. Pleasant, where she lived a faithful member until August 28, 1911, when she, together with her husband and two daughter, joined the Missionary Baptist church at Thompson's creek, where she lived a very devoted member, always regular in attendance at church and Sunday schoool and faithful in all her christian duties to her family, neighbors and church. Her christian influence is especially manifested in the lives of her children, who were so faithful to their mother. She was married to T. H. Asher Oct. 14, 1891. To this union four children were born, two boys and two girls---Sular, Thomas, Susie and Cecil. She leaves a devoted husband her four children, three brothers and four sisters and a host of relatives and friends, who, together with her church, realize their great loss. She often spoke of heaven and her desire for her children to meet her there. We would not tell her loved ones not to weep at the departure of a loving wife, a devoted mother and true friend, but we would say, weep not as for one who has no hope, for she leaves the blessed assurance that she is at rest with her Savior, where we hope to meet her. Written and read at burial July 28, 1917, by a true friend and brother in Christ.--J. R. Paschall"
EMILY SMITH DUKE
DRESDEN ENTERPRISE - February 14,
1919 "A NOBLE
WOMAN PASSES TO REWARD - Dresden Shocked Tuedsay Morning at the
of the Sudden Death of Mrs. Emily Duke, Ten Children
Dresden was shocked ...Mrs. Duke had been puny for several days, but
illness was of so light a nature that many of her intimate friends did
not even know of her indisposition until informed on Tuesday morning of
her demise....perhaps succumbed to an attack of heart trouble. Mrs.
with her husband, the late W. P. (Press) Duke, move to Dresden some 25
years ago, taking charge of the Cashon hotel on the north side.
the hotel business as in private and social like, these excellent
became very popular and for a long while after quiting the hotel many
men continued to stop with them at their home, just south of the
Mr. Duke was gathered home several years ago. He was born May 11,
1833. The suject of this sketch was born Nov. 17, 1846, and was
in marriage to Mr. Duke on March 27, 1864 during the dark days of the
war. To this union 12 children were given, ten of whom survive,
follows: Mrs. Emma Hawks, Mrs. Mary Stow, Calvin Duke, Miss Rebecca
Mrs. Ada Smith, Mrs, Agnes Burk, Ben J. Duke, Mrs. Lillie Brasfield,
Duke and Mrs. Violet Bruce. Besides these, sharing in the
of Mrs. Duke are Mr. Clanton Duke and sister, Mrs. Nora Williams, both
of whom Mrs. Duke reared and who looked upon her as a mother. But
is gone to that home prepared for the faithful, and while these
are bereaved and anguished, yet they have the sweet consolation that
was spared to them all these years--to counsel them, to nurture them to
man and womanhood and to bless and inspire them to higher and nobler
And, also, may they not gather consolation from the thought that their
dear mother is at rest. Their legion of friends unite in extending
were held at the Methodist church Thrusday morning by her pastor, Rev.
Caleb L. Smith, and interment in the family burying lot at the Dresden
The Above Obits Submitted by Sharon Humes
The Messenger Union City, TN Nov 14, 1983
Carlis D. GATEWOOD, 87, a resident of
Side Manor, South Fulton, died Sunday evening at Volunteer General
in Martin. Services will be held at 1pm Wednesday at Murphy Funeral
with Billy NEWBY officiating. Burial will be in Hatler's Chapel
in Martin. GATEWOOD, a retired Motor Wheel Corp. employee of Lansing,
was born in Tennessee May 22, 1896. He was the son of the late James b.
GATEWOOD and Mrs. Gorder JONES GATEWOOD. Survivors include a daughter,
Mrs. Jane [June] HEATH of South Fulton; two sons, Homer D. GATEWOOD,
Thomas B. GATEWOOD, both of Lansing; three sisters, Mrs. Alice Mae
of South Fulton and Mrs. Elsie MITCHELL and Mrs. Rudell PERRY,
Lansing State Journal Lansing, MI
James Bray [Broy] GATEWOOD of 105
at 2:45 pm at the Weakley County
LILLIE MAE ADKINS
Bay City, MI Formerly of Lansing, MI Age 89, died September 22, 1988. Mrs. ADKINS was born January 25, 1899 in Dresden, TN. She was a member of the United Pentecostal Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James; and a daughter, Gladys. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Ruby POWERS of Lansing, Mrs. Leon (Helen) DARNELL of Tennessee, Mrs. George (Shirley) WILLIAMSON of Albion and Mrs. William (Annie Lou) GRAHAM of Midland; one son Hersel Jim [Hershel] ADKINS of Ionia, 18 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren; 2 brothers Walter TAYLOR of Lansing, and Bennie TAYLOR of Tennessee, 2 sisters, Florence PHILPOT of Florida and Annie BRADBERRY of Tennessee. Funeral services will be held Saturday, 10:30 am at the Gorsline-Runciman Lansing Chapel with the Rev. Charles E. BOLINGER, Pastor of the Apostolic Bible CHurch officiating. Interment will be in East Lawn Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 pm.
JAMES T. ADKINS
Lansing State Journal Feb. 2, 1973 James T. ADKINS, 78, of 5000 Stafford, died Thursday at a local hospital. He had retired from the Michigan Health Department in 1960 and also worked at Lansing Drop Forge. He was a member of the United Pentecostal Church.Surviving are his wife, Lillie; four daughters, Mrs. Pleas POWERS of Lansing, Mrs. Leon DARNELL of DeWitt, Mrs. George WILLIAMSON of Albion, and Mrs. William GRAHAM of Mt. Pleasant; one son Hershel Jim ADKINS of DeWitt; two brothers Eli ADKINS of Lansing and Dulon ADKINS of South Fulton, TN. Services will be Saturday at 2:30 pm at Gorsline-Runciman Lansing Chapel. Note*James was born in Weakley County on September 19, 1893. Casket bearers were: Russell DURFEE, Douglas BRADMAN, George WILLIAMSON Jr., Tommy GATEWOOD, Homer GATEWOOD, and Richard ADKINS
The above Submitted by Cris Gatewood Bean
MRS. DAVE VOWELL
On January 12th, last Friday, Mrs Dave VOWELL, whose home was in the Hatlers' Camp Ground vicinity, died after an illness of about two weeks from pneumonia. Mrs. VOWELL was sixty-three years of age, and leaves two children --- Oscar VOWELL and Mrs. Ludie CLINARD, wife of Henry CLINARD, of North Martin. The burial took place Sunday at Hatlers' Camp Ground, the services being postponed on account of the bad weather. This is the obituary of my g grandmother, Paradine JONES VOWELL, b. 1853, in Weakley Co., dau. of A.J. and Margaret JONES and wife of David H. VOWELL, son of John Lewis VOWELL and Melvina Dunseath DUKE. There is no date on the obituary, but Paradine died c1916. My JONES family was living in Weakley Co., TN by 1830. I found the obituary in the Bible of my grandmother, Ludie VOWELL CLINARD.....Brenda
Submitted by Brenda Simmons Gartside, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Eliza Unity BONDURANT WINSTON
Submitted by Maureen WHITE PIERCE, a great-great-great granddaughter. It's interesting that her daughter's name isn't even mentioned - it was Alberteen.
Obituary (undated, old photocopy of
Mrs. Eliza Unity Winston (nee Bondurant) was born July 26, 1832.
She was married to Mr. Robert Jeter Winston June, 1850. To this
was born one
Mrs. Emma Wade Vaughan died at her
May 29 at 6:40. She was 69 years of age. A complication of
diseases caused her death and seven weeks of illness. She
born near Sharon and in 1891 married to Mr. Billy Barton, who preceded
her in death several years ago. To this union there were born six
children, five of whom survive her, namely: Mrs. Marjorie Perry
Jackson, Tenn., Mrs. Nell Hillis of Martin, Mrs. W.H. Swinney of
Clifford Barton of Pennington, N.J. and Huron Barton of Jackson,
She is also survived by eight stepchildren: Mrs. John Overton of
Bradford, Tenn., Mrs. A.C. Hayes of Dyersburg, Mrs. R.A. Boden of
Notes from submitter - daughter of Caroline MARTIN and William D. NOWLIN, born 18 May 1867 near Sharon, died 29 May 1936. Obituary copy is from the scrapbook of Fannie BONDURANT BURTON, now in the possession of her daughter Mary Tom BURTON DENNIS.
ALBERT GALLATIN TERRY
Sharon News of Weakley Co. Press,
ALBERT G. (BUD) TERRY Services for
Will Be Today MEDINA, Tenn. Nov. 2 - Services for Albert Gallatin (Bud)
Terry, 66, who died Friday morning at Milan Hospital following a short
illness, will be held at the Baptist Church Sunday afternoon at 2 with
the Rev. W. A. West
LILLIE MAY NOWLIN TERRY
The Jackson Sun, Jackson TN, 5 May 1960 - Mrs. TERRY's Rites at Medina Today MEDINA, Tenn. Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie May TERRY, 82, who died Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Walters [should be Waters] KEETON, In Medina, were to be held at 2 p.m. today at the Medina Baptist Church, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. Barney FLOWERS, and the Rev. T.A. DUNCAN of Martin. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery, Sharon, with Replogle Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. TERRY was the widow of A.G. TERRY, auditor for the Southeast Railroads. They had made their home here for 40 years. Besides Mrs. KEETON, she leaves two other daughters, Mrs. Ernest WHITE of Medina and Mrs. Joe Spirakis of Pensacola, Fla.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.The following served as pallbearers, Olan McADOO, Penick McLEMORE, Finis MANSFIELD, Bill ADCOCK, John SMITH and Ray ROWLETT.
[Note from submitter, great-grandaughter Maureen WHITE PIERCE - Lillie was the daughter of Albert G. (Bud) TERRY and Caroline E. GLASS.]
ARCHIE LEWIS JOHNSON
May 9, 1930
Archie Lewis Johnson, age 85 years
and 9 days,
died at his home here in Clinton Saturday morning May 3, 1930,
an illness of more than one year. Interment took place at the
burying ground on the farm
Submitted by Donnie Pickard.
Rosenberg Newspaper. Funeral services for Boyd Tillman, 71 of Rosenberg, Texas who passed away 9 am Thursday October 9, 1969 in Rosenberg. He was a native of Greenfield, Tenn. retiring in 1958 as mechanic for Gulf Oil Transportation Dept. Survivors: wife Alvina "Mickey" Tillman of Rosenberg, son Donald B. Tillman of San Jose, Cal, three grandchildren, sister Mrs. Margaret Stickney of Houston, half-sister Mrs. Beryl Patze of Tomball, half-brother Dorman Tillman of Houston, niece Mrs. Ruth Stickey of Pennsylvania. Funeral services 10 am Saturday. Garmany & Co. Chapel in Rosenberg. Rev. T. Walter Moore officiating assisted by Rev. Weldon Morton. Burial in Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery, Houston. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Garmany & Co. Rosenberg.
MRS. LILLIE TILLMAN
Mrs. Lillie Belle Tillman,
widow of John
Tillman, died in Houston, Texas Friday morning of last week after being
ill for some time. She was 88. Mrs. Tillman was born here where her
was in the drug business for a number of years. She and her husband
their home here for several years before going to Texas. She was a
Funeral services and burial were in Houston. She leaves
CARD OF THANKS - MRS. W. B. MORROW
Greenfield, TN Newspaper April 26,1923. With much appreciation we acknowledge the expression of sympathy and acts of helpfulness, which were so kindly extended to us in our hours of bereavement, in the loss of our dear mother, Mrs. W. B. Morrow, who cherished with unfailing regard the ties of homeland. May each one who ministered to mother during the many years received, as she, a life full of days, and at its close, be numbered with those of John "who are before the throne of God. For the lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall lead them into living foundations of waters, and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. In memory Her Children
Betty CAMPBELL TILLMAN
Mrs. Bettie Tillman (nee Campbell) the subject of this notice was born Dec 26,1847, died May 1,1910; age 62 years, 4 months and five days, She was united in marriage to J. C. Tillman Oct 7,1867. To this union was born seven sons Riley, EB, John, Isaac, WT, TN, and Oby, all of which survive her and whom she lived to see grown and married. Sister Bettie united with the Primitive Baptist Church in July 1874. She was ever ready to do her duty in all things. She was very much devoted to her children and was untiring in deeds and kindness to them. Not long before her death she expressed to the writer and wife her gratitude for the kind and loving deeds shown by her children. Sister Tillman was of a cheerful disposition and tried to make those with whom she associated. Her son EB was at her side when she breathed her last. Sister Tillman is dead and gone but she lives in the hearts of those who loved her so dearly, she lives in the good and worthy examples that she has left behind. She leaves two sisters- Mrs. Jim Williams and Mrs. Mary Heath; also six brothers, together with a host of relatives and friends to mourn the loss of such a friend. Children, weep not as others which have no hope. Your dear mother is at rest with the savior. May God bless you all and help you to bear this heavy stroke. The funeral services was conducted by the writer at the Hillis Cemetery to a large and sorrowing congregation, after which the body was laid a way to await the resurrection morn. A sleep in Jesus, blessed sleep From which none ever wake to weep. In hope J. C. Ross
The children of Sister Bettie Tillman desire to express their sincere thanks to the neighbors and many friends for their kindness and sympathy shown in the sickness and death of their mother. J. C. R.
Submitted by Don & Claudia Tillman
Serena Sigl HARGROVE FROST
Reno Gazette Journal
Serena Sigl Frost, age 60, passed away on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 due to her long battle with Parkinson's Disease, at Life Care Center of Reno, NV.
She was born on November 6, 1942 in Gleason, TN to Ole and Margaret Hargrove. Serena was raised in Lansing, Michigan until she moved to Pasadena, CA, where she worked at Cal Tech as a secretary. In 1978, Serena moved to Nevada and has lived in the Reno/Carson City area for 24 years. Serena worked many years at I.G.T. until retiring in 1996 as Director of Corporate Human Resources. Serena was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her daughter, Gia Aragon of Reno, NV; brother Michael Hargrove of Jarretsville, Maryland; grandson Caleb Aragon of Reno, NV. She will be missed by all. A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, August 15, 2003 at 5:30 p.m. at the Reno Hilton. A toast to Serena will be at 6:00 p.m.Cremation is under the direction of Reno Memorial Cremation and Burial Society, Reno, NV.
Submitted by Nita Phillips
Mrs. Elizabeth S. BAILEY
THE NASHVILLE CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE, 1897-1899 Mrs. Elizabeth S. Bailey, Widow of the late Judge Howson C. Bailey, was born August 1st, 1827 in Campbell county, Virginia. She professed religion and joined the Methodist Episcopal church at the age of fifteen. She married Howson C. Bailey, of Charlotte county, Virginia, February 13th, 1843, and emigrated the same year by state to Macon. Fayette county, Tennessee. They moved to Graves county, Kentucky, in 1840, and remained six years, thence to Hickman county Kentucky, where they both united with the Methodist Episcopal church South: and lived, labored and loved for nearly thirty years.
No wonder this place was chosen by them for their earthly remains to abide till that day when "this mortal shall put on immortality."
In 1885 they moved to Sharon, Weakley county, Tennessee, and made this their home till death. They made many strong friends through life, but none more devoted than those of their latter home at Sharon, Tennessee. There she gave up her devoted companion who had journeyed with her more than fifty years and only preceded her two years and eleven days. She was stricken with paralysis while visiting her niece. Mrs. Sallie B. Murphey, near Fulton, Kentucky, and died April 16, 1897, being nearly seventy years of age. She leaves five sisters: Mrs. Mildred Terry, Brook Neal, Va.; Mrs. Agnes Terry, South Boston, Va.; Mrs. Kate Bailey, Keysville, Va.; Mrs. Fidelia Payne, Ironton, () (sic); and Mrs. Sallie Fore, now at Sharon, Tennessee, and many nephews and nieces who loved her dearly and are deeply bereaved. But they sorrow, not as those who have no hope, for they have the blessed assurance that she will be forever with the Lord. She was a devout and pious Christian, a beloved wife an affectionate sister and aunt and a kind and helpful friend and neighbor. Her home was distinguished for its Christian hospitality, especially for Methodist ministers. She was never an awn (sic) mother, but many can testify to her love and care for orphans, of whom she raised several and corresponded with them through life.
The writer has been a personal witness and a beneficiary of her love abiding interest and encouraging letters for nearly twenty years. We shall never enjoy her presence in our home again, or hear her words of comfort and delight, but memory will hold her dear, for we hope to meet in Heaven. We laid her to rest under the shadow of the monument she had erected for our "Uncle and Aunt," in the cemetery at Hickman, Ky., after an impressive burial service conducted by Rev. W. C. Sellars, of the Memphis Conference.
HOWSON BAILEY TERRY Clinton, Ky., May 4th, 1897
(Elizabeth is the daughter of Elizabeth PALMER & Thomas BAILEY of Charlotte Co., VA, submitted by Maureen (White) Pierce and married her 1st cousin)
JONES FAMILY OBITS
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