The Greenville Texas, Morning Herald, December 13, 1928








Mrs. Nancy McLeod, aged 86, pioneer and beloved Greenville woman died at her home, 3023 Spencer street, at 9:50 o’clock Wednesday morning following an illness of some three weeks.


Funeral services will be held at the home at 2 o’clock this afternoon.  Services will be conducted by Rev. Geo. F. Johnson, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church and Rev. H. B. Pender.  Interment will follow in East Mount Cemetery.


Active pall bearers will be:  Will Burnett, Naud Burnett, Carl Spencer, Herbert Spencer, Arthur Wise and Will Brooks.


Honorary pall bearers will be members of the Jos. E. Johnston Camp, Confederate Veterans. 


Nancy Ann Burnett was born near Clarksville in Red River County, June 21, 1842, and came to this city when a young woman, having made her home in Greenville for the past 63 years, during which time she made hundreds of friends and acquaintances.  She possessed a wonderful personality and charm that endeared her to all and she was ever ready to aid and extend a helping hand to the needy and unfortunate.  Due to her long residence here and her part in the early history of this city, she was easily one of the best known and most universally loved women in Greenville.


She is survived by her husband, Prof. J. M. McLeod, pioneer city educator to whom she was married November 10, 1880, one daughter, Mrs. J. C. Edmonds, of this city, one step-daughter, Mrs. W. H. Butram, of Huntsville, Tenn., a step-son J. N. Rossof Poteau, Okla., and a sister, Mrs. E. Hargraves of Rotan, Texas; four grand children:  N. C. Edmonds, Houston,  Mrs. Beulah McGaughey of this city; Mrs. Byron Mock Tuscon Ariz., Mrs. Fred Rayzor, Denton and six great grandchildren.


The Bereaved relatives have the sympathy of their many friends in this hour of sadness.



(Transcribed by Marc Coker, 27 November 2004)

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