Obituaries

Ray County, MO

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Page, David
Died at his home 2 miles south of Richmond, on Monday, April 20th 1891, David J. Page, aged 21 years, of spinal meningitis.
The deceased was a son of Philander A. Page, one of the old settlers of the county. He had just reached his majority, was a worthy young man, of fine morals, scrupulously honest, and had many warm friends. His illness was of short duration, being sick only a few days. Services were held over the remains Tuesday by Elder J.C. Whitmer, after which the body was deposited in the grave at the Whitmer Burying grounds. The funeral was attended by a large circle of relatives, friends and acquaintances of the deceased. Richmond Conservator: April 23, 1891

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Parker, Sarah J.
Miss Sarah J. Parker Dead: Miss Sarah Jackson Parker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Parker, passed away at the family home on East North Main street, this city, on Sunday, January 13th, 1901, at six o'clock, p. m., after a lingering illness from consumption. The deceased was a native of Ray county and was born on the 29th day of September, 1869, and was therefore thirty-one years of age. She was a member of the Christian church and had led an exemplary Christian life and was ready to meet death when the summons came.
Funeral services were conducted at the family home Tuesday morning at nine o'clock by Revs. T. H. B. Anderson, C. P. Smith and J. E. Davis, after which the body was taken to the Hickory Grove cemetery for interment. The CONSERVATOR joins with the friends of the family in extending sympathy to them in their time of bereavement.
Richmond Conservator: Unknown date of newspaper.

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Patton, Mary M. (McCuistion)
R. W. Patton - R. (Robert) W. Patton died at his home, 3 miles north of Richmond, Mo., Saturday, January 24, 1891, in his 67th year. He was born in East Tennessee, May 3, 1825, moving with his parent's to Ray County, Mo., in 1830, where he remained until his death.
During the Mexican war he was a soldier under General sterling Price.
On September 30, 1852, he married Miss Lucretta J. Hale, daughter of the late Isaac Hale, a Ray County pioneer. To them were born seven children, all living at the time of his death.
On January 19, 1870, his wife died. On July 13, 1871, he married Miss Mary M. McCuistion, who died March 14, 1876. He was married a third time on September 22, 1881, to Mrs. Elizabeth Graham, who, with his children, survives him.
He was a consistent member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, joining when a young man. Funeral services by Reverend F. McNair, interment at family burying ground near Swanwich, Mo.
Ray County Chapters: Gossage Scrapbook, The Missourian Dec 1932 x

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Patton, Robert W.
R.W. Patton died Sat. Jan. 24th of la grippe. The deceased was 67, born in East Tenn. on the 3rd day of May, 1825 and moved with his parents to Ray Co. in 1830. Married Sept. 30, 1852 to Miss Lucetta J. Hale daughter of Isaac Hale. Married second, Mrs. Mary M. McCuistion, third married Mrs. Elizabeth Graham - Burial in the family burying ground near Swanwick.
Richmond Conservator: January 28, 1892

R. W. Patton - R. W. Patton died at his home, 3 miles north of Richmond, Mo., Saturday, January 24, 1891, in his 67th year. He was born in East Tennessee, May 3, 1825, moving with his parent's to Ray County, Mo., in 1830, where he remained until his death.
During the Mexican war he was a soldier under General Sterling Price.
On September 30, 1852, he married Miss Lucretta J. Hale, daughter of the late Isaac Hale, a Ray County pioneer. To them were born seven children, all living at the time of his death.
On January 19, 1870, his wife died. On July 13, 1871, he married Miss Mary M. McCuistion, who died March 14, 1876. He was married a third time on September 22, 1881, to Mrs. Elizabeth Graham, who, with his children, survives him.
He was a consistent member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, joining when a young man. Funeral services by Reverend F. McNair, interment at family burying ground near Swanwich, Mo.
Ray County Chapters: Gossage Scrapbook, The Missourian Dec 1932

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Peeler, Julia
At Los Angeles, California on Monday evening, January 27th, 1890 at 3:30 o'clock of influenza, Miss Julia Peeler daughter of Elder N.B. Peeler of this county.
Miss Julia was born in Woodford County, KY, on the 1st day of September 1866 and came with her parents to Missouri when quite young and resided near Richmond most of her life. She was the eldest of eight children. Buried in the cemetery in Los Angeles.
Richmond Conservator; February 6, 1890

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Penny, Phillip (Rev)
REV. PHILLIP PENNY DEAD
Had Been a Resident of Ray County for the Past Eighty Years.
Rev. Phillip Penny, one of the oldest Methodist preachers in Ray county passed away at his home two miles north of Morton at five o'clock Saturday morning. He had been in poor health for nearly a year following an attack of influenza but his condition became serious several weeks prior to his death. His death was caused by heart trouble and the infirmities due to his advanced age.
The funeral services were held at the New Hope church, east of Millville at three o'clock Sunday afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. Thos. Swearingen of Fayette and Rev. Wood of Kansas City. The body was interred in the New Hope cemetery. The pall bearers were H. E. Macey, Arthur Macey, James Tinsley, Keener and Hardy Wall and Maryin Penny, his grandsons, and Otto Rogers and Walter Davis.
Rev. Penny was a native of Salisbury, England, where he was born on June 6, 1837. His parents, James and Anna Penny came to the United States when Phillip Penny was three years of age, and settled in what later became the Morton section of Ray county. Rev Penny resided in that part of the county continuously until his death. He was twice married. His first wife, who was Miss Augusta Carleton died nearly 30 years ago. His second wife was Miss Alice G. Dul__? of St. Joseph. He is survived by his wife and four children who are Mrs. H.C. Macey of Richmond, Mrs. H.H. Tinsley of Chillicothe, Mrs. M.E. Wall of Morton and Arthur Penny of near Braymer. One son, Charles died in infancy.
For fourteen or fifteen years Rev. Penny was pastor of several of the smaller Methodist churches in the county and often during that period served as supply for churches having no pastors. His service in the churches of the county will long be remembered by the people who learned to love him.
Unknown newspaper and date. Tombstone states date of death May 15, 1920

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Penny, Alice (GeDultic)
Death of Mrs. Alice C. Penny
Mrs. Alice C. Penny, one of Ray county's highly esteemed citizens, died at the home of her step-son, A.J. Penny, of near Braymer, Sunday, March 24th, 1935, at the age of 84 years, 4 months and 20 days.
Mrs. Penny had been in failing health for several months and death was due to infirmities of old age.
The subject of this sketch was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas GeDultic. She was born in Fredie county, Maryland, November 4, 1850. She came west with her parents in 1867 and located in Doniphan county, Kans. Later the family moved to a farm northeast of St. Joseph, Mo. She was converted and joined the Methodist church, under the ministry of Rev. H.C. Boland on the St. Joseph circuit.
On October 1, 1895, she and Rev. Phillip J. Penny were united in marriage. They made their home on their farm, located two miles north of Morton until the death of Rev. Penny, May 15, 1920.
Mrs. Penny's parents, brothers and sisters preceded her in death many years ago.
She is survived by the following step-children: Mrs. Lucy A. Macey, Richmond, Mrs. Ella Wall, Hardin, A.J. Penny, Braymer, and Mrs. Alice Tinsley, Chillicothe, also one adopted son, Joseph Blann, Hardin.
Funeral services were conducted by her former pastor, Rev. F.M. Riggs, of Rayville, assisted by Rev. H.O. Borland, Monday afternoon at 2:30 at the New Hope church.
The pallbearers were her grandsons, H.E. Macey, Marion C. Macey, Kenner Wall, Hardee Wall, Marvin Penny and Otto Rogers.
Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Unknown newspaper and date

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Penny, Julia May (Joy)
Death of Mrs. Penny

Russellville Woman Succumbed to Tuberculosis Saturday.

Mrs. Julia May Penny, wife of Samuel O. Penny, died at the family home three miles west of Russellville Saturday evening at 6:30 o'clock at the age of forty-one years. Mrs. Penny had been a sufferer from tuberculosis for several months. Her condition had been alarming for some time and the announcement of her death comes as no surprise to her friends.

Deceased, whose maiden name was Miss Julia M. Joy, was a native Ray countian, born December 27, 1878. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Joy and is survived by the husband, three sons, two daughter, the father and two brothers and two sisters, viz: John W. Joy, and Mrs. J.F. Renick, of Richmond; J.S. Joy, jr., of Russellville, and Mrs. T.M. Johnson, a resident of Beggs, Okla. Mrs. Penny had been a member of the Methodist church for many years and was one of the good Christian women of her neighborhood. She had a wide circle of friends who deplore her death and whose sympathy goes out to the bereaved members of her family.

Funeral services were held from the New Hope church near Russellville Sunday afternoon at 6:00 o'clock, conducted by Rev. G.C. Beery, pastor of the Hardin Methodist church, and Rev. J.W. Meek of the Millville church. Interment was made in the New Hope burying grounds.
Hardin News, Hardin, Missouri, 1920, Submitted by J.Z.

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Penny, Octavia
Mrs. Octavia Penny Dead: Mrs. Octavia Penny, of Regal, age 73, died at the Southside Hospital in Carrollton, Sunday morning at 9:30 o'clock. She had been a patient in the hospital since Friday.
She was born in Ray county and had been a resident of this county her entire life. The family home was about one-fourth of a mile north of Regal.
The husband preceded Mrs. Penny in death. She is survived by three sons and one daughter: Oscar and Luther, both of whom reside in or near Bogard, Mary, of the home, and another son who resides near Regal.
Funeral services were held from the New Hope church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment in the New Hope cemetery.
The Richmond News: June 13, 1934 Wednesday

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Percifield, William M.
Last Rites for Rayville Man to Be in St. Joseph
William M. Percifield, 74, of Rayville died at 8:10 a.m. Tuesday at the Ray County Memorial Hospital.

His wife, Addie, preceded him in death. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Alice Carpenter of St. Joseph, and Mrs. Lucinda Luncy of Billings, Mont.

Funeral services will be held at 2 Thursday at the Clark's Chapel in St. Joseph. Burial will be in King Hill cemetery under the direction of Clark Funeral Home of St. Joseph.
The Richmond News, Richmond, Missouri, 13 APR 1960, Wednesday, Page 5, Contributed by Jenna Zunker

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Perry, James M.
"Services for James M Perry Held Today"
James M. Perry, 87 years old, died at 5:20 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the home of his son William J. Perry, north of Richmond, following an illness of six months.
He was born June 19, 1860, in Edgar county, Ill., a son of Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Perry, both of Illinois. He married in 1895 Theodocia Handy of Louisville, Kentucky, who died in 1931. One daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Loaker, also preceded him in death.
Survivors include two sons, William J. and James Rust Perry, both of Richmond; eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
He was a retired farmer and a member of the Knoxville Methodist church.
Services were held at the Quest-Lile Funeral Home at 2 o'clock this afternoon with the Rev. Perry Taylor officiating. Burial was in the City cemetery.
RICHMOND NEWS 01-12-1948, Contributed by Leslie Harrison Wyman

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Perry, Joseph
Joseph Perry, 51, a North Kansas City stonemason and contractor, died yesterday morning at the Veteran's Hospital at Wadsworth, Kansas. Mr. Perry served in France with the 357th infantry.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Edith Perry, three daughters, Miss Audrey Perry, Miss Lou Belle Perry, and Miss Martha Perry, and two sons, J. B. Perry and Lester Perry, of the home, 1015 Swift avenue; his mother, Mrs. Belle Zimmerman, Richmond, Mo., six sisters, Mrs. Theodore Fisk, Wellston, Ok; Mrs. Mary Sharp, Dallas; Mrs. Audrey Brown, Warwick, Ok; Mrs. Warwick, Ok; Mrs. Cleo Powell, Lawson, Mo., and Mrs. Sally Green, Independence, and a brother Robert Perry, North Kansas City. Funeral services will be at 2 o'clock Sunday at the Morton chapel. Burial will be in Berry, Mo.
KANSAS CITY TIMES - 09-19-1942: Submitted by Leslie Wyman

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Perry, Theodocia E. (Handy)
Mrs. Theodocia E. Perry, 59, wife of James Perry, passed away at her home a mile south of Richmond at 7:30 o'clock Thursday morning, after an illness of several months duration. Death was caused by cancer.
She was born on October 23 1872 near Hartville, Kentucky, the daughter of M.J. and Lucy A. Handy. She came to Missouri with her parents at an early age.
On January 23, 1891 she was united in marriage with James M. Perry and the couple had lived in this community since that time. Two children were born to them, and one died in infancy. The surviving son, Rust Perry, lives near his parent's home south of Richmond. Mrs. Perry is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. Joseph Zimmerman and Mrs. J.C. Elliott, both of Lawson, and Mrs. J.A. Campbell, of Millville; two brothers, C.T. Handy, of Richmond, and W.B. Handy, of Lexington.
Mrs. Perry was a member of the Methodist church during the greater part of her life, having been converted under the ministry of Rev. Thomas S. Swearingen at the New Hope church near Russellville at the age of 17.
Funeral services will be held this afternoon from the family residence. Burial will be in City cemetery.
RICHMOND NEWS - November 23, 1931 : Contributed by Leslie Wyman

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Peterson, Solomon
SOLOMON PETERSON DEAD
Mr. Solomon Peterson, a former well known citizen of Orrick township, died Thursday night March 20th, 1924, at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. J. Orwall, 2226 Pede street, St. Joseph, following a stroke of paralysis; and at the age of 91 years.
Mr. Peterson was a native of Sweden, and with his wife, who was a sister of Mrs. John Paulson of Orrick, came to the United States in the 70's locating in this community where they resided for a few years then moved to St. Joseph where he resided until 1891, when he returned to Ray county and bought the farm north of Orrick, known as the Peterson farm where he lived until the death of his wife which occurred in 1909; and since that time made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Orwall, making occasional trips here to look after his interests.
Mr. Peterson was a member of the Lutheran church and was a good man and citizen. He is survived by the one daughter.
Funeral services were held in St. Joseph, and the remains were brought Saturday afternoon and interment was made in Riffe cemetery.
Unknown newspaper and date.

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Petree, Oscar
Tinney's Grove
Oscar Petree, one of our most admirable and Christian young men, died on the 17th instant after an illness of two days, of congestion of the bowels. His sudden death was a shock to the community. His remains were laid to rest the 19th instant in Pleasant Hill cemetery, Rev. Parvin Preaching the funeral sermon.

Richmond Conservator Sept. 24, 1896 {Buried Pleasant Hill Cemetery}

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Pettus, Jennie Alice (Cary)
Mrs. Jennie Pettus Dies in Florida: Mrs. Jennie Alice Pettus died at Tampa, Fla., Sunday, May 31, at the home of a daughter after an illness of one and a half years.
She was born October 12, 1883 in Richmond, the daughter of Marcellus H. Cary of Virginia and Ella (Seek) Cary of Missouri. She had lived most of her life in Richmond until the last 11 years when she moved to Tampa to live with her daughter.
On August 22, 1901 she was married to Arthur Pettus of Ray County, who preceded her in death on May 7, 1946. She is survived by the one daughter, Mrs. Temple Morgan, of Tampa; two sisters, Mrs. Lillian Bell, LaCygne, Kan., and Mrs. Charles Haynes of Richmond.
Mrs. Pettus was a member of the Richmond Presbyterian Church.
Funeral services were held at 4:00 p.m. today in Tampa. The body will arrive here at 1:20 p.m. Wednesday, June 3. Services will be held here at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, and burial will be in Sunny Slope cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Glen Pettus, Gene Pettus, Cary Haynes, Harold Don Haynes, Gene Bellis and James Lear.
Quest-Lile Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.
Unknown newspaper and date: Per Quest-Lile Funeral Home: died May 31, 1959.

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Pettus, Sarah E.
An order probating the will of Sarah E. Pettus, who died Dec. 20th, at Orrick, was made by Judge Shotwell, Monday. Letters testamentary were granted to Robert L. Hamilton, who will serve without bond.
According to the terms of the will, which was drawn August 6, 1926, the residue of the estate, following the payment of funeral expenses, is to go to the deceased's nephew, Milo B. Wright.
Richmond Missourian 30 December 1926 (Buried "On home place" Pettus Cemetery per death certificate. No stone found)

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Petty, Sarah
Mrs. Sarah Petty Dead
This morning at 2 o,clock, Mrs. Sarah R. Petty, sister of Mrs. W.C. Thomson and Mrs. T.M. Deacy, died at the home of C.W. Thompson where she has made her home for ten years. The deceased was the widow of Wm. L. Petty who died ten years ago. She was 65 years old, a member of the Christian church and had been an invalid for several years. She was a sufferer from heart trouble from which she died. The burial will take place tomorrow at Sandles Graveyard two miles east of Knoxville. Mrs. Petty was born and reared in Ray County and spent all her life until a year ago when she moved to this place with her sister Mrs. C.W. Thompson.
Excelsior Springs Call, Unknown Date

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Phillips, Albert
"Albert Phillips Died After Brief Illness"
Albert Phillips, of southeast of Polo, died at Research hospital in Kansas City last Friday after a brief illness. Death was attributed to an acute form of leukemia.
Mr. Phillips, who was 52 years of age, had lived in Ray County all of his life. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lessie Phillips, twelve children and several brothers and sisters including Mrs. Floyd Hyder, Mrs. Ronald Green and Jewell Phillips, all of Polo.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Bethel church. Burial was also there.
"Obituary"
Albert Phillips, son of Thomas and Julia Phillips, was born in Ray County, Missouri, July 5, 1887 and passed away February 23, 1940 at Research hospital in Kansas City, at the age of 52 years, 7 months and 18 days.
He was married to Lessie Yoakum in 1912. To this union were born fourteen children: Mrs. Herschel Fales, Mrs. Clifton Fales, Mrs. Chris Berry, Carl, Faye Floyd, Lloyd Pearl, Mearl, Fern, Gene, Helen, Myra, Lynn, and Peggy Phillips. Besides his wife and children, he is survived by one grandchild, William Edward Fales, four brothers and three sisters, who are: Jesse Phillips, of Joplin; Roy Phillips of St. Joseph; Beuford Phillips of Hamilton; Jewell Phillips of Polo; Mrs. Ronald Green and Mrs. Floyd Hyder, of Polo, and Mrs. Ambrose Gulley of Lawson.
He united with the Baptist church at Morris Hill in 1910. He was a faithful husband, a loving father to his children, a good neighbor and a friend to all who know him. His passing will be a great sorrow to his family.
CARD OF THANKS FROM "CALDWELL CTY MO OBITUARIES VOLUME 3"
We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for their sympathy and kindness during the illness and death of our loved one, Albert Phillips, also for the beautiful floral offerings. - The Phillips family
UNKNOWN NEWSPAPER FROM "CALDWELL CTY MO OBITUARIES VOLUME 3"; Contributed by Leslie Wyman

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Philips, Julia (Green)
Mrs. Julia Philips passed away Sunday morning Dec. 8th at her home in Ray county, after an illness of 7 years at the age of 63 years. She leaves to mourn her going her husband, Thos Philips, 5 sons, 3 daughters, Jess, Albert, Roy, Buford, and Jim; Mrs. Effie Green, Mrs. Ida Gully, and Mrs. Carrie Hyder. 31 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 3 brothers and 2 sisters.
Funeral services were held Monday at 1 o’clock at the Bethel church, by Rev. L. Austin Henry, M.E. pastor of Polo. Burial was at Bethel.
UNKNOWN NEWSPAPER FROM “CALDWELL CTY MO OBITUARIES VOLUME 2” – HANDWRITTEN DATE OF 1930:
Contributed by Leslie Wyman

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Phillips, Roy
Roy Phillips, 84, of St. Joseph died June 14. He is survived by two daughters and a son, and several grandchildren, also two brothers, J. O. Phillips and Buford Phillips of Bentonville, Ark., three sisters, Mrs. Carrie Hyder, Polo, Mrs. Effie Green of Overland Park, Kans., and Ida Gulley of Liberty. Mr. Phillips had been in ill health several years. His wife preceded him in death in 1969. His funeral service was held Monday, June 18, at Freeman Mortuary in St. Joseph with burial in Memorial Park there. Mrms. J. O. Phillips, Mrs. Lessie Phillips, Mrms. Floyd Hyder, Mrms. Charles Hyder of Richmond, Mrms. Donald Hyder of Caracas, Venezuela, attended the memorial service.
UNKNOWN NEWSPAPER (CALDWELL CTY BOOK) - 1973 Contributed by Leslie Wyman

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Phillips, Samuel Edward
Samuel Edward Phillips, 55, died at his home on North Camden avenue, shortly after midnight, Tuesday morning. He had been ill for several months. He was born in Illinois. Surviving are the widow and two children. Funeral Services were held from the home yesterday morning at 10:30, conducted by Rev. W.L. Scarborough. Interment was in the county cemetery.
Richmond Missourian Thursday, April 5, 1928 Death certificate states he is buried in "city cemetery". If so, he is not listed as being in "city cemetery" though he could be, but never had a stone erected. Thurman Funeral Home Records and Quest Lile Funeral Home records have been checked
, but he is not listed in either. A.W. Mansur was the undertaker.

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Pisha, Barbara
Funeral services for Mrs. Pisha
Funeral services fro Mrs. Tony Pisha, who died at her home half mile north of this city Monday, were held at the home today at 2:30 p.m., conducted by Rev. John P. Jesse. Burial at Sunny Slope cemetery. The Richmond News May 20, 1925

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Pointer, William Harvey
William Harvey Pointer, 56 years old, of Grand Pass, passed away at the Utman Hospital in Marshall, Mo., Wednesday of last week just eleven hours after falling on the ice in front of his home. He suffered a fracture of the skull at the base of the brain.
Having been in ill health for several years, he could not stand on the ice. His son was backing a coal truck to the house Tuesday when it slid in the ditch. In the excitement of the moment, Mr. Pointer started toward the truck, slid down a bank and hit his head. He was taken immediately to the Marshall hospital.
Mr. Pointer was a son of Vinson and Elizabeth (Stewart) Pointer. He was born March 16, 1880 in Gerard, County, Ky. At the age of 22 years he came to this state and settled near Missouri City. Later he moved near Orrick and became engaged in potato farming.
On September 10, 1906 he was united in marriage to Miss May Bedg_o_, of Missouri City, and to the union was born one son, Ray, who with the widow, Mrs. May Pointer and his mother of Orrick survive.
He was a life long member of the Christian church and was active in the work of the church until his health failed him. His Masonic membership dates back many years and his active interest in the lodge work stopped only because of ill health.
After his marriage and a period of several years as a farmer near Orrick, he moved to Henrietta for two years, and in March 1936, moved with his family to their present home.
Other relatives who survive are: two sisters, Mrs. Frank Potts and Mrs. Anna Fields of Kansas City: a brother, Charles Pointer of Kansas City; and the following half sisters and brothers: Rice Arnold, Mrs. Henry Lungsford of Kansas City, Mrs. Stella Ellis of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Lena Robinson, Mrs. Maggie Anderson of Stanford, Kans., and Henry Arnold of Orrick.
Funeral services were held last Thursday afternoon from the Grand Pass Christian church___ (remaining article not copied) Unknown Newspaper and Date

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Name of Deceased: Nannie Price



Obit: OBITUARY.
Departed this life, at the residence of Rev'd B. T. Cake, Howard county,
May 19th, after a short and painful illness, Miss Nannie, daughter of I. E.
and Elizabeth Price, aged 15 years.
Miss Nannie was absent from her home in Ray county, on a visit to her
friends in, Howard, when her guardian angel smiled upon her and invited her
to her home in Heaven.
The latter portion of her life was spent in the Christian Religion. She
professed religion and united with the Baptist Church, of which Church she
remained a faithful and zealous member until her death. She lived in the
hearts of a happy family, giving them in her own life a bright example to
follow. She was indeed an affectionate daughter, a loving sister, and
devoted christian.
May the Father of mercies, who tempers the wind to the shorn Lamb, send
comfort to her bereaved friends, and be their shield and everlasting
portion.
Nannie, thou wert so like a flame of light,
That Heaven benignly called thee hence--
Ere yet the world could breath one blight
O'er thy sweet innocence;
And thou, that brighter home to bless,
Art passed, with all thy loveliness.

And, oh, sometimes in visions blest,
Sweet Nannie, visit our repose;
And bear from thine own world of rest,
Some balm for our woes!
What spirit, more gentle could be given,
Than thine, sweet Nannie, to messenger of
Heaven? H. S. E.
Glasgow Weekly Times (Glasgow, Mo.) Thursday,June 9, 1859 ,Submitters Name: Kathy McDaniel

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Pritchard, John
Death of John Pritchard: John Pritchard, one of Ray county's oldest and most highly respected citizens, died last Thursday, February _? at the home of his daughter Mrs. Bud Helm, near Knoxville. He was 88 years of age at the time of his death. Mr. Pritchard was born in this city in 1831?. He was married in 1852 to Miss Octavia Myers, who preceded him in death only a few months. Grief over her death and ___ infirmaties of old age caused ______. He is survived by seven children, namely Mrs. John ____?, Hamilton, Mrs. William ____, Norborne: Mrs. Ackley, of Kansas City, Mrs. Bud Helm, of _____, William Pritchard, of ________, Ben Pritchard of ________ (remaining article torn)
Unknown newspaper and date. Buried in Knoxville Cemetery, date of death on death certificate is February 4, 1920.

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Proffitt, Roberta Earlene
Services for infant: Graveside services will be held at Crowley cemetery near Rayville at 10 o'clock Saturday morning for Roberta Earlene Proffitt, week old daughter of Robert Earl and Mary Frances (McElwee) Proffitt. The baby was born August 5, at the home near Rayville and died in Mercy hospital at 9:30 o'clock Thursday morning.
Besides the parents she is survived by two sisters, Mary Ann, 5, and Alice May, 19 months old, of the home. Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Richmond News, August 13, 1948 Page 1

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Proffitt, Kaloma Sowler (s/b Fowler)
Passed away Monday evening at the home of her niece, Mrs. Ernest Rush, due to an attack of heart trouble.
Mrs. Proffitt was born, March 15, 1869, a native of Ray County, and well known and loved by all the older pioneers. She was 63 years and 11 months of age at the time of her death. She is survived by one son, Frank Proffitt of Excelsior Springs. Mrs. Proffitt was a member of the old Mt. Zion Christian Union Church. The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Rock Falls Baptist Church and interment was in the Hamilton cemetery.
The Missourian, February 18, 1932

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Pulse, Mose
Half Brother of Camden Woman Died In St. Louis

Mose Pulse, 76, of St. Louis, half brother of Mrs. James Mansell of Camden, died March 22 at his home after an illness of one week.

He was born in Camden, a son of John Lewis Pulse and Nancy Virginia Claughton Pulse. His wife Amanda, preceded him in death.

He is survived by several brothers and sisters. Funeral services were held last week in St. Louis.
The Richmond News, Richmond, Missouri, 1960, Contributed by Jenna Zunker

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