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Name of Deceased: Clarence Cleveland Gray
Newspaper: The Mexico Ledger
Date: Feb. 4, 1954
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Clarence Gray, retired farmer, was found shot to death about 8 a.m. Thursday at his home, 16 miles northeast of Mexico. It is believed the wound was self-inflected. His wife was out of the house when she heard the blast from the 12-gauge shotgun. On investigating she found the body lying on the bed in the front room, with the fatal wound on the left side of the body. Mr. Gray, 64, was reported to have been in ill health for five years and had been under treatment by several doctors. A coroner's inquest was scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday by Dr. S. C. Adams, Audrain County coroner. The body will remain at the Arnold Funeral Home until services there at 2 p.m. Saturday. Interment will be in Elmwood cemetery. Born on the home place where he had resided his entire life, on Feb. 14, 1889, Mr. Gray was the son of David D. and Ida Lee Hubbard Gray. On March 11, 1920, he was married to Miss Maude Beagles, who survives with three children, Mrs. Wallace Cowherd of Benton City, Betty Rogers of Mexico and Mrs. Donald Dugdon of Kirksville. A sister, Mrs. Joe B. Daniels of Mexico, and a brother, Judge Felix Gray of Juneau, Alaska, also survive.

Name of Deceased: Mrs. Maude Beagles Gray
Newspaper: The Mexico Ledger
Date: Oct. 22, 1977
Submitters Name: Robert king

Obit: Mrs. Maude Beagles Gray, 75, 615 East Monroe Street, died today at 5 a.m. at her home. She was found dead by her daughter, Mrs. Betty Gray Brundege with whom she made her home. Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Arnold Funeral Home with Jim Randall, minister of the Love Street Christian Church, to officiate. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. She was born Nov. 2, 1901, at Laddonia, daughter of Monroe and Grace Hinman Beagles. She was married to Clarence Gray who preceded her in death in 1964. She lived on a farm north of Mexico until the death of her husband when she moved to Mexico. For 22 years Mrs. Gray was employed as a nurse at the Audrain Hospital and for 56 years was a member of the Santa Fe Christian Church. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Brundege of Mexico, Mrs. Wallace (Thelma) Cowherd of Benton City; and one grandson, Gary Gray Dudgeon. A daughter, Mrs. Lillian Dudgeon preceded her in death. Visitation will be Sunday after 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Name of Deceased: John Gregg
Newspaper: The Mexico Ledger
Date: July 30, 2007
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: John Gregg, 70 of Mexico, passed away on Saturday, July 28, 2007 at his home after a lenghty illness. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Agnew Funeral Home with Reverend Wesley Hammond officiating. Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until time of service on Tuesday. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mr. Gregg was born on Jan. 30, 1937 in Victor, the son of William and Leona Chapman Gregg. He married Shirley Smith on July 3, 1965 in Victor. She survives at home. Other survivors include three brothers, Denny Gregg of Mexico and Fred and Earl Gregg of Paris; four sisters, Kathryn Rodgers and Sharon Turnbough, both of Paris; Martha Leach of Rush Hill and Dorothy Sisul (SIC) of Centerville, Iowa; one grandson, Brandon Dean Leach and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one sister, Sue Leach and two brothers, Harold and Raymond Gregg. Mr. Gregg served in the United States Navy. He was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church in Mexico. He was formerly employed with White's Ford Garage in Paris.

 

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