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Will of Lucy Raney

I, Mrs. Lucy Raney, do make and publish this as my last will and testament, hereby revoking and making void all others by me at any time made.

FIRST: I direct that my funeral expenses and all my debts be paid as soon after my death as possible, out of any moneys that I may die possessed of or may first come into the hands of mye xecutrix. I also direct that my executrix erect a monument at my grave to cost from $50.00 to $100.00

SECONDLY: I give and bequeath to my daughter Mittie Raney my house and lot located in Decaturville, in which I now reside. She may keep said property sell it or do as she pleases with the proceeds, but if my daughter Mittie Raney should die without selling or disposing of said property, then in that event the same will go to my daughter Maggie Hardin, if living, if dead to the heirs of my daughter Maggie Hardin.

THIRD: I give and bequeath to my daughter Mittie Raney all the money, notes, bonds, stock and chosen in action, and all other personal property of ever kind and character. But such of said money, notes, stocks and chosens in action and other personal property herein divised to my daughter Mittie Raney, as she has not used or consumed, or disposed of during her life, if any there be, then in that event the same will go to my daughter Maggie Hardin, if living, and if dead to the heirs of my daughter Maggie Hardin.

LASTLY: I do hereby nominate and appoint Mittie Raney my executrix and direct that she be permitted to act without bond.

In witness whereof, I do to this my will, set my hand, this the 8th day of June 1938 .......

Signed in her hand - Lucy Raney

Signed and published in our presents, and we have subscribed our names hereto in the presents of the testator, and in the presents of each other and at her request. This June 8, 1938

Witnesses -- J.A. White
Witnesses -- Mrs. Cleo Spence

** Lucy Raney - Born 10 July 1855 - Died 16 June 1947 buried at Decaturville City Cemetery next to her daughter Mittie Raney born - 18 February 1888 - died - 27 July 1987.

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