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ROSA BELLE SMITH

MRS. TAYLOR PASSES AWAY

MRS. MACK TAYLOR DIES AT FAMILY HOME, 3217 KING, EARLY THIS MORNING.

Mrs. Mack TAYLOR, ages 64 years, a resident of Greenville for more than two score years, passed away at the family home at 3217 King street shortly after 1:00 o'clock this (Friday) morning following an illness of only a week's duration. Mrs. Taylor was taken ill Thursday of last week but her condition was not considered serious until a few days ago. when she suddenly became critically ill.

Funeral services will be held from the late home, 3217 King street, Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and will be conducted by Rev. Paul Martin, pastor of the Kavanaugh Methodist Church, assisted by Rev. M. L. Hamilton, pastor of Wesley Methodist Church. Active pall bearers will be: Homer TAYLOR, L. E. DUCK, J. W. BIRDSONG, Fred HORTON, Frank HORTON, and L. L. BOWMAN. Honorary pall bearers will be friends of the family.

Christened Rosa Belle SMITH deceased was born at Lawrenceburg, Tenn., on March 21, 1865. She was married to Chesley WILLIAMS on October 10, 1881, and to this union two children were born, both of whom survive. They are E. B. WILLIAMS and Mrs Mae WILLIAMS, both of this city. Six grandchildren also survive, as do numerous nephews and other relatives.

Following the death of her first husband on July 12, 1896, she was married to Mack TAYLOR in March 1904. He preceded her in death in September 1928.

Professing religion when she was still a child, Mrs. Taylor united with the Methodist Church and throughout her life was conscientious and scrupulous in her everyday life, living close to the Master's teachings and being happiest when serving in His cause. The happiest moments of her life were spent in the work of the church and at the time of her death she was an active member of the Kavanaugh Methodist Church and of the Upthegrove Sunday School Class of the same church. A legion of friends will mourn her passing.

Mrs. Taylor came to Texas about 1887, and with her husband, located in Greenville, where she had lived since that time.

(Greenville "Morning Herald", January 30, 1931, pg. 1)

Submitted by Scott Fraser
web page The Scott and Priscilla Fraser Family Page

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