William Newton Smith
Last rites were observed at 3:30 PM, Monday, October 29, 1951, from the James-Coker-Peters Chapel for William Newton Smith, 76, well known retired farmer who died on Saturday, October 27, 1951, at 7:00 PM at his home in the Hogeye community. The Rev. A. W. Cunningham, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Celeste, officiated at the services and burial was in the Kingston Cemetery.
A native of the Hogeye community near Celeste, Mr. Smith was born on December 17, 1874, the son of Jasper Smith and Julia Smith. He spent all his life at Hogeye and was a successful farmer.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. J. M. Simmons, and a nephew, Moody Smith, of Celeste.
(November 2, 1951, The Celeste Courier)
Submitted by Sarah Swindell