Hickman County, TN


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MADDOX, BAZZILL - Died at the residence, in Totty's Bend, in this county, on Thursday the 11th inst., of consumption, Mrs. Bazzill Maddox, wife of John Maddox, aged about ? years.  On Monday previous to Mrs. Maddox death her infant child died, aged about 3 months.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, November 19, 1880)


MADDOX, KATIE MAC - Funeral services for Miss Katie Mac Maddox, 22, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Maddox of the Totty's Bend community, were held at 3 p.m. Friday.  The services were held at the Totty's Bend Church of Christ with Frank Pack officiating and burial was in the Totty's Bend cemetery.  Miss Maddox died at 3:30 a.m. Thursday, July 2, at her home after an illness of two and one half years.  She was a native of the Totty Bend community and had lived there all of her life.  She graduated from Hickman County High School in 1950 and was a student at Falls Business College, at the time she became ill in 1951.  She was a member of the Church of Christ.  In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother, Billy Maddox of Totty's Bend.

(The Hickman County Times, Thursday, July 9, 1953)


MALONE, HIRAM R. - Died at the residence, in Nashville, on last Friday night, of pneumonia, Hiram R. Malone.  The remains were buried at Franklin, the home of the father of the deceased.  Mr. Malone was well known to the people of Centreville, having formerly lived here, where he worked as a printer in the Pioneer office, and afterwards as a painter.  He leaves a wife and six children, who have the sympathy of our entire community.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, April 18, 1884)

The remains of Hiram R. Malone were brought from Nashville, April 14, and buried at Mt. Hope cemetery.  The funeral service was conducted at the residence of Squire Jordan A. Malone at 4 p.m., by Rev. Wm. M. Green --- Franklin Review and Journal.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, April 25, 1884)


MALUGEN, DAVID - Ghastly Suicide Shocks Community - David Malugen  Slashes Throat and Blows Out Brains with Shot-gun near Aetna - A ghastly tragedy shocked the Aetna community Thursday afternoon late when David Malugen, 77 years of age and a respected citizen of Hickman County all his life, committed suicide at his home with John Banks, a farmer of Brushy Creek, one mile Northeast of Aetna. Careful preparations were made for the deed, according to witnesses, the aged man having dressed and arranged personal effects before taking his favorite shot-gun to a bedroom of the home and emptying the entire load into the left side of the head after inflicting a deep flesh wound in the throat with a razor which was found on the floor by the side of the inanimate  form. The latter wound would not have caused death, according to opinions expressed, but the greater part of the face and left side of the head were torn away by the discharge of the gun which was fired while the victim was seated in an arm-chair in the center of the room. Deceased was married early in life to Miss Bourbon Peeler, from whom he was divorced several years ago after having raised the following children: David, William, Edward, James and Robert Malugen, sons who live in various sections of the state, and Mmes. Bud Gilbert and Frank Pitts, daughters who live at Coble, this county. He was later married to a Maury County woman from whom he was also divorced. From early childhood, it is claimed by close relatives, a strange and unreasoning fear had possessed the victim throughout childhood, youth and manhood. He was possessed of a quick intelligence, however, until recent years and was always highly respected throughout the county. Although not a member of any church, deceased was of the Primitive Baptist faith and lived a consistent Christian life. Remains were buried at the Malugen cemetery on Beaverdam.  Mr. Malugen was an uncle of Levi and Jas. W. Malugen of this place, and of Sam Malugen of Beaverdam. He was a great-uncle of C. N. Malugen, local merchant.
(Hickman County News, April 5, 1923, page 1 - Submitted by K. Rogers)


MALUGEN, DONIE BATES - Mrs. Malugen Dies After Long Illness - Respected Woman Passes to Rest Tuesday Afternoon; Funeral at Baptist Church Yesterday - Mrs. Donie Bates Malugen, 58 years of age and the wife of Levi Malugen, died at the home here Tuesday afternoon, following a protracted illness with an internal cancerous condition. The remains were buried at the Centreville cemetery, following a funeral service at the First Baptist Church conducted by Rev. J. W. Barber of Columbia, assisted by Rev. Alvin L. Bates, pastor.  Surviving are the husband and two daughters, Mrs. Grover C. Hutchinson of Swan, and Miss Maggie Lee Malugen; two sisters, Mrs. J. W. Harber of this place, and Mrs. Alice Bates Sisco of Beaverdam; and two brothers, N.D. Bates of Centreville, and Zach Bates of Beaverdam. The two small children of Mr. and Mrs. Hutchison are surviving grandchildren, and other relatives live here and in the county. Mrs. Malugen was born Dec. 7, 1865 at the Bates home on Beaverdam and was married to Mr. Malugen on December 9, 1885. In August 1884 she joined the Cross Roads Baptist church, and was baptized by Rev. W. A. Huron. She has since lived a consistent Christian life, taking an active interest in all church work and attending associational work as well as regular church services. Her passing brings a mighty sorrow to the hearts of those who knew her.
(Source: Hickman County News, Jan 24, 1924 - Submitted by K. Rogers)


MALUGIN, HENRY - Died at the residence of his father, Mr. H. J. Malugin, on Lower Beaver Dam, of typhoid fever, on last Wednesday, Henry Malugin, aged about 24 years.  The deceased is said to have been beloved by all who know him, and his loss is severely felt.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, October 18, 1878)


MARTIN, ALICE ANDERSON - Mrs. Alice Anderson Martin, 71 years of age and the wife of D. L. Martin of Little Lot, died suddenly Thursday morning at the family home. The news of her death was a shock to the community as the condition of the deceased was considered greatly improved after several months of illness with rheumatism.  Funeral services were conducted at the home by Elder Beard of the Christian church and the remains were taken to the former home of deceased at Totty's for interment.  Mrs. Martin was a highly respected Christian character and beloved by hosts of friends. She is survived by her husband and their six children, as follows: Mrs. Frank Booker, Mrs. James Beard, Mrs. Lee Clark; Robert, Willard and Hillard Martin, the latter being twin sons. A brother James Anderson of Little Lot, and two sisters, Mrs. Joe Ferguson of near Little Lot and Mrs. Alfred Darden of Dallas, Texas, also survive.
(Source: Hickman County News, 26 April 1923 - Submitted by K. Rogers)


MARTIN, JINNIE - Died, on Wednesday, February 4th, 1880, at the residence of Mr. James H. Martin, Little Jinnie, infant daughter of James H. and Mary Martin.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, February 13, 1880)


MARTIN, WILLIAM KENNETH - William Kenneth Martin, 23, farmer of the Councils Bend community was killed near his home Monday afternoon when his tractor overturned.  Martin was driving the tractor along a road in that community when he lost control.  After he jumped from the machine it ran up an embankment and overturned, crashing back on the driver.  Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Bro. Ralph Stout, of the Centerville Church of Christ.  He was a son of John Will and Lurie Gimmit Martin of the Councils Bend community.  Besides his parent, he is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Hattie Wright and Mrs. Effie Mai Bates, both of Centerville, and Mrs. Fred Belcher of Miami, Fla.; three brothers, Frank Martin of Centerville, Ezra Martin of Waxahachie, Texas and Jesse Martin of Augusta, Ga.

(The Hickman County Chronicle, Friday, April 28, 1950)


MASSEY, L. V. - Died, at the residence, on Buffalo River, in Lawrence County, on last Sunday night of consumption, Mrs. L. V. Massey, wife of Dr. R. A. Massey, aged about 84 years.  The deceased was the mother of Mrs. J. J. Craig, of our town.  We extend our sympathies to the bereaved family.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, August 27, 1880)


MATHIS, C. D. - Died at his residence, on Brushy fork of Beaver Dam, on Saturday, (the 18th inst.) of dropsy, Mr. C. D. Mathis, aged about 80 years.  He was one of our oldest citizens; was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church, was one of the pioneer settler of the county.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, September 19, 1879)


MAYBERRY, CASSIE - On Thursday of last week, the remains of this unfortunate young lady were accidentally discovered by two young men, John Wright and Lelie Frazier.  It will be remembered that on the 9th day of last December, Miss Mayberry and Mrs. H____ Richardson were droned in Duck river, at the Hurrah bush ford, in Horseshoe bend, in this county, and after a thorough search for many, many days for the body of Miss Mayberry, the search was abandoned.

On the morning of the discovery the two young men, Wright and Frazier, were about to cross the river in a canoe when the espied a human foot protruding from a large drift of mud.  Realizing at once that it could be none other than that of the drowned young lady, they reported the fact to the neighbors, who at once repaired the spot on the river bank.  This was in about two feet of the water's edge, 1 1/2 miles down the river from where the hack drove into the river to cross on the 9th of December, above referred to.  No move was made toward a closer investigation until the following morning.  The neighbors built fires on the river bank near by and sit up all night.  The next morning Justice William H. Brown summoned a jury of inquisition and exhumed the remains.  The whole body was found to be in a good state of preservation and to have looked very life-like, having all the jewelry, etc., with a veil over the face, just as she had last been seen.  In the pocket of the cloak was found the silk handkerchief, with about $2.25 in silver, all of which looked like it had hardly been wet.  The remains were at once placed in a coffin, which had been made ready before the jury of inquest was formed.  Interment took place in the family burying-ground, at the residence of J. C. Frazier, Friday.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, April 18, 1884)


MAYBERRY, CLAUD - Claud Mayberry, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Mayberry, was born Jan. 5, 1890, and died March 7, 1904 aged 14 years, 2 months and 2 days.  He was liked by everybody who knew him. He was taken with pneumonia and lingered for fifty days. On Feb. 29 he called his father and mother to his bedside  and made his dying statement, asking them to forgive him for any wrong he may have done them. He then called his brother and told him to turn from his sins and live a better life, so that when he shall be called he may be prepared. He then called his sister and requested her to live an upright life. He made his will, giving his possessions to his parents, brother and sister. He professed religion and joined the church and was baptized March 2, 1904. He then said he was ready to meet God in peace, and on the night of the 7th of March the angel came and kissed his precious life away. He leaves a father, mother, brother and sister to mourn their loss. We say to the bereaved ones, weep not for your loved one, for he has gone to that bright world in the sweet beyond where neither sickness nor death is known. He can never come to us, but if we will obey his request we can go to him. The Lord said, "Come unto me all the ends of the earth and be saved."
A Friend
(Source: Hickman County News, March 1904 - Submitted by K. Rogers)


MAYBERRY, GEORGE - Capt. George Mayberry, of Leatherwood, last week died in the Asylum at Nashville.  We are told he had for several years been afflicted with insanity, which was supposed to have been caused by excessive exposure and which showed itself during the hot summer months.  Week before last he became so bad that it was considered unsafe to let him run at large and accordingly he was carried to the Asylum.  He became rational a few moments before his death and seemed to know his surroundings.  He leaves a wife and several children, who live on or near Duck river, not far from Leatherwood.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, August 23, 1878)

Lick Creek - The people of this community, not long since, were seen gathered around a newly-made grave, which had been prepared in the Mayberry Cemetery, for Capt. Geo. W. Mayberry, who died recently in the insane Asylum, but as the remains did not arrive on account of the warm weather, interment will not take place until frost.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, September 6, 1878)


MAYBERRY, NANCY - Pace's Bend - Since my last communication the hand of Death has made its appearance in our midst.  How sad to record the death of ones so highly esteemed!  Mr. P. L. Mayberry died on the 24th, ult. - aged about 70 years.  Aunt Nancy, as I always called her, was a true Christian, a kind wife and loving mother.  She leaves a husband and two children, besides a host of other friends to mourn her loss.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, March 21, 1879)


MAYBERRY, PETER S. - Died after a lingering illness, at his home in Pace's Bend, Mr. Peter S. Mayberry, age about 67 years.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, May 30, 1879)


MAYBERRY, ROBERT EVANS - Funeral services for Robert Evans Mayberry, 84, farmer of Council's Bend, were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at New Hope Baptist Church in the Beaverdam community.  Rev. Willis of Franklin officiated and burial was in the Peeler Wade cemetery.  Mr. Mayberry died at 5 a.m. Sunday at his home after a long illness.  He was a native of Hickman County and his parents were William T. and Jennie Grinder Mayberry.  He was a member of the Baptist Church.  He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Etta Coble Mayberry; a daughter, Mrs. Vada Bates; two sons, Emmett and Robert Mayberry; a sister, Mrs. N. D. Bates, all of Centerville; three half sisters, Mrs. Jim D. Thornton of Centerville, Mrs. Jim Beard of Little Lot, and Mrs. Polk Pace of Mississippi; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

(The Hickman County Times, Thursday, July 16, 1953)


MAYBERRY, SIMEON MRS. - Died at the residence, on Little Piney, on last Tuesday, Mrs. Simeon Mayberry, aged about 70 years.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, March 14, 1879)


MAYBERRY, WILLIAM B. - Died at the residence of his father, Job Mayberry, on Little Piney Creek, in this county, on the 9th ult, after a long illness, William B. Mayberry, aged about 24 years.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, July 2, 1880)


MAYS, JOHN W. - Died at the residence of his brother, J. Marsh Mays, at Columbia, of paralysis, at 7 o'clock p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 22, 1887, John W. Mays, of Lewis county, in the 68th year of his age.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, March 4, 1887)


McCALEB, ANDREW ALTEN - Departed this life at the residence of Esq. Alten McCaleb, his father, on Swan Creek, Hickman county, Tenn., on Wednesday morning, October 6th, 1880, Andrew Alten McCaleb -- born October 25th, 1858.  On the following morning after his death was decently interred in the family burying ground, near his father's residence, and was followed to his place of interment by a large funeral procession of relatives and friends, among whom was the amiable but heart-stricken Miss Rebecca J. Weatherly, who he had been paying his respects to for sometime, and they had as we learn, expected to have been united in holy matrimony in next month.  He leaves his betrothed with a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn his untimely death.  During the last few weeks of his life he often spoke of death, and expressed a willingness to go at the Master's call.  He was well beloved and highly esteemed by all who knew him, being possessed of many noble traits of character.  Andrew was an affectionate and obedient son and a kind and loving brother. 

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, October 15, 1880)


McCALEB, GOOCH - Gooch McCaleb, of Pinewood, died Monday morning with typhoid fever. The remains were brought here for interment at the old home graveyard. The bereaved have our deepest sympathy.
(Source: Hickman County News, Dec. 14, 1905 - Submitted by K. Rogers)


McCALEB, MATTIE MAUDE - Miss Mattie Maude McCaleb, 64, died Wednesday morning at the home of a brother, Clifford McCaleb, of Duck River, after a long illness.  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Anderson Bend church with Rev. Marvin Wayland officiating.  Burial was in Popular Union cemetery.  Miss McCaleb was a native of Hickman County, daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Hassell McCaleb of Duck River and the late Dee McCaleb.  In addition to her mother and brother, she is survived by another brother, Leon McCaleb of Columbia; and a sister, Mrs. T. Harvill of Duck River.

(The Hickman County Times, Thursday, June 18, 1953)


McCALEB, MRS. POLK - Died at the residence, on Swan Creek, in this county on the 15th inst., of consumption, Mrs. Polk McCaleb.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, May 23, 1879)


McCLANAHAN, JOHN NULL - Died at the residence of his brother, Robert McClanahan, in Council bend, on Friday night, Feb. 11, 1887, of rheumatism, John Null McClanahan, aged about 60 years.  The deceased had been for some years a bridge carpenter and lived at Johnsonville.  He was brought here by his brothers on Tuesday before his death on Friday.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, February 18, 1887)

2nd Obituary - Died at the residence of his brother, R. W. McClanahan, in Council's bend, at 8 o'clock a.m. Saturday, February 12, 1887, after a protracted spell of fever and rheumatism, John N. McClanahan.  He was the oldest son of the late Absolum N. and Lida McClenahan.  He was 61 years, 10 months and 21 days old.  Interment on the 13th, at 2 p.m. at the family burial ground in Council's bend, near his old homestead.  Rev. W. R. Keathly officiated.  He leaves four brothers and one sister and a host of relatives and friends to mourn their loss, but we hope their loss is his eternal gain. - A Friend

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, February 25, 1887)


McCLEAREN, IDA BATES - Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Bates McClearen, 77, were held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the graveside in Chessor cemetery with Bedford Rasbury officiating.  Mrs. McClearen, a resident of Hickman County, died Monday night, May 18, at the home of a son, Sam McClearen, in Detroit.  Her parents were Milton and Anna Chessor Bates and she was the widow of William G. McClearen.  She was a member of the Methodist Church.  She is survived by five other sons, Addison, Charlie and Gilbert McClearen, all of Centerville, Jack McClearen, Dearborn, Mich., and Paul McClearen, Wyandotte, Mich.; three daughters, Mrs. Jessie Coble, Detroit, Mrs. Sue Rasbury, Fort Wayne, Ind., and Mrs. Jeanette Overby, Centerville; a sister, Mrs. Viola Pace, Hohenwald; a brother, Sam Bates, Hohenwald; 19 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

(The Hickman County Times, Thursday, May 28, 1953)


McCLEAREN, MARTIN A. - Aged Citizen Dead At Farmers' Exchange - Ninetieth Milestone Passed in Life of Respected Citizen Who Peacefully Sleeps - Mart (Martin) A. McClearen, venerable citizen of Farmer's Exchange died at his home Friday after a several days illness, after having passed his ninetieth birthday. He is survived by three daughters, Mesdames J. N. Pace, with whom he made his home; Mrs. Guy Holmes, of Dickson, and Mrs. Mardula Cox of West Tennessee; and four sons, J. F. and I. A. McClearen of Farmer's Exchange Marvin of Humboldt, and J. H. McClearen of Oklahoma.  Deceased was the father of the late Doll McClearen, county court clerk of Hickman County several years ago. The late husband of his daughter, Mrs. J. N. Pace, also served the county as trustee a number of years.  Mr. McClearen was married early in life to Miss Susan DePriest, who died seven years ago. He was a member of the Methodist Church the greater part of his long and useful life and the funeral services were jointly conducted by Revs. Cash and McLemore of Hohenwald, ministers of that faith, and Rev. D. L. Hinson, Primitive Baptist minister and friend of deceased. Interment followed at the Bethel church cemetery at Farmer's Exchange.
(Hickman County News, April 5, 1923, page 1 - Submitted by K. Rogers)


McCLEAREN, VIRGIL P. - Washington, Ga. -- Virgil P. McClearen, 82, died Saturday in a Wilkes County hospital.  The funeral will be at the Bethel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles Robinson officiating.  Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery.  Mr. McClearen was a native of Hickman County, Tenn., and had lived in Wilkes County for the past 50 years.  He was a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church, and a retired business man.  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ellen Brown McClearen, Washington; three daughters, Mrs. Aubrey Linsey, Hohenwald, Tenn., Mrs. Virginia Robert, New Orleans, La., Mrs. Carl Patton, Thomson; two sons, Virgil McClearen Jr., Lithonia, Ga., and David G. McClearen, Washington; one sister, Mrs. Ennis Sisco, Nashville, Tenn.; and two brothers, Charley McClearen, Pleasantville, Tenn. and W. A. McClearen of Washington.  Pallbearers will be Mitchell Patton, Claude Brown, Morgan Smith, Bruce McClearen, Samuel Brown and William McClearen, Jr.  Friends may call at Hopkins Funeral Home in Washington until 2 p.m. and then at the church.

(The Augusta Chronicle, Augusta, Georgia, Monday, January 7, 1980)


McCLEAREN, WILLIAM ARSH - Washington, Ga. -- William Arsh McClearen, 88, 127 Garland Ave., died Sunday in a Wilkes County hospital.  The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at First Methodist Church of Washington with the Rev. Jerry Newton and the Rev. Owen Hoffman officiating.  Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery.  Mr. McClearen was a native of Hickman County, Tenn., but had lived in Wilkes County for 70 years.  He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church of Hickman County, a member of Woodmen of the World and a Mason.  He was a retired postal employee.  Survivors include two daughters, Mary McClearen, Washington, and Martha McDaniel, Clarkston, Ga.; three sons, W. A. McClearen, Jr. and James E. McClearen, Washington, and Robert F. McClearen, Lithonia, Ga.; and a sister, Eva Sisco, Nashville, Tenn.  Pallbearers will be Billy McClearen, Bob McClearen, David McClearen, Steve Jackson, Bobbie Jackson and Bob Haughey.  Friends may call at Hopkins Funeral Home in Washington.

(The Augusta Chronicle, Augusta, Georgia, Monday, January 4, 1982)


McCLENAHAN, SUSIE MARSHALL - Died at the residence of her brother-in-law, J. W. Kinzer, near Centreville, Saturday, August 8, 1885, of consumption, Mrs. Susie Marshall McClenahan, wife of J. T. McClenahan, aged about 20 years.  The remains were taken to Mt. Olivet cemetery, Nashville, and interred on Sunday.  Services by Rev. Dr. Barbee.  The deceased was one of the most lovable and refined ladies in the whole country.  She was a native of Williamson county, where she had a host of friends and many relatives.  She seemed fully prepared for the dread summons, and died rejoicing in the hope of a better world.  To the bereaved husband and other relatives and friends we extend our sympathies.

(The Hickman Pioneer, August 21, 1885)


McCOLLUM, ALICE HARRINGTON - From a copy of the Doniphan, Mo., "Prospect", sent us by A. J. McCollum, we make the following extract:

Died of bilious and rheumatic fever, twenty minutes after five o'clock Sunday evening, May the 18th, 1879, at the family residence in Doniphan, Mo., Mrs. Alice McCollum, wife of A. J. McCollum, of this place.  Mrs. McCollum was the daughter of the late Mr. Miles Harrington; was born in Hickman County, Tennessee, January the 11th, 1846, was principally raised in Perry county, Tenn., and was married to her now bereaved husband, in the last named county on the 4th of March, 1866.  She professed religion and united with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, at Doniphan, in 1874.  She was possessed of a kind and amiable disposition, and had the rare fatuity of drawing to herself not only the friendship and esteem, but the love of all with whom she became acquainted.  Her daily walk and conversation gave ample evidence of a Christian life, and the many recipients of her kindness and charity, will ever remember her, as a model woman, neighbor and friend.  She leaves a husband and two children; little Mollie, a bright and sweet little girl, eight years old and little Tommy, not quite two years old, to mourn the loss of a wife and mother.  The funeral on Monday evening was attended by a very large congregation, all of whom felt that they had lost a sincere friend and Christian neighbor, one whose place in our little community could not be easily filled.  Her husband and children who so sadly afflicted now, have only to live the example set by the dear departed one, to be re-united with her, and her little Walter who preceded her some three years, in that better land, where parting will be no more.  The bereaved family have the sympathies of this entire community.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, May 30, 1879)


McCOLLUM, JAMES D. - Died at the residence of his father, Col. Levi McCollum, on Beaverdam, in this county, at 12 o'clock on the night of Sunday, February 22, 1885, of consumption, James D. McCollum, aged 30 years and 3 days.  Interment in the family grave-yard at Col. McCollum's, on Monday evening.  The deceased went to Florida last November, hoping that the tropical climate would restore him to health, having symptoms of consumption, but the dread disease seemed not to be checked, and so on the 17th inst., realizing the inevitable, started home, arriving here on Saturday, the 21st.  He leaves a wife and one child and a host of friends and relatives to mourn his loss.

(The Hickman Pioneer, February 27, 1885)

Beaverdam - Death has again visited us and robbed us of one of our best citizens, Mr. J. D. McCollum.  He was a good neighbor, a kind husband, a loving father and obedient son.  He will be sadly missed by us all, but especially so by his bereaved family, but it is consoling to know that he has gone to a brighter and purer world.

(The Hickman Pioneer, February 27, 1885)

Died at the residence of his father, Col. Levi McCollum, at 5 minutes before 12 o'clock on Sunday night, the 22nd inst., James D. McCollum, aged 30 years and 13 days.  He had been in bad health for over 12 months, which terminated in lung disease, and after treatment by skilled physicians, who gave no permanent relief, as a last resort he was advised to go to Florida, so on the 17th day of November last, he too the train at Centreville for Florida.  For the past six weeks he thought he had improved; but in a general way had not improved any and was taken worse, and on the 17th, he started for home, and arrived at his father's at 5 o'clock on Saturday evening the 21st ult., in a dying condition, his brother Levi bringing him home from Centreville, and breathed his last, the next night, as above stated, in the presence of his father, loving wife and little four year old daughter, his brother Tom and wife, and his mother.  He was buried near his father's residence, on Monday evening in the presence of over 125 persons, who came in from the neighborhood and surrounding country.  After recovering from some of his hard struggles for breath, he would thank God that he was at home, and was very patient under his sufferings.  Not five minutes before he passed away, he looked earnestly at his wife and said; "Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, Lord."

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, March 6, 1885)


McCOLLUM, LAVINA - Died at the residence of her father, W. W. Brown, Sr., of consumption, on the 25th ult., Mrs. Lavina McCollum, wife of Lieut. Daniel McCollum, aged 43 years 5 months and 20 days.  "A friend" informs us she was kind and charitable lady and her death is felt by all who know her.  She leaves an only daughter and a host of relatives and friends.  Her husband was a brother to Hon. Levi McCollum, and fell in defense of the Lost Cause at the battle of Perryville, Ky.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, March 12, 1880)


McCOLLUM, MOLLIE A. - Died at her home, on Beaverdam, on Saturday, the 19th inst., Mrs. Mollie A. McCollum, wife of T. J. McCollum and daughter of Col. J. P. Morrison, aged 20 years, 3 months and 23 days.  She died of consumption and though feeble for several months, she was hopeful and cheerful until a short time before her death when she appeared to realize that she must die and gave directions in regard to her burial and some other other affairs.  She was a member of the Christian Church and though feeble in body for a long time, she never expressed any fears of the final reward of the faithful.

(Hickman Pioneer, April 1, 1887)


McCORD, "Infant" - Died at the residence, near Warner, July 19, 1886, infant daughter of Samuel and Calidonia McCord, aged 15 days.  We tender them our heartfelt sympathy and trust they will find solace in the promise of the Savior to come for the little one.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, July 30, 1886)


McCORD, MARTHA BROWN - Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Brown McCord, 63, were held at 4 p.m., Tuesday at the Centerville Methodist Church with the Rev. E. B. Willis officiating.  Burial was in Oak Mount cemetery at Shipp's Bend.  Mrs. McCord died at 2:15 p.m. Sunday at Centerville hospital where she was taken Saturday night after suffering a paralytic stroke at her home here.  She was a native of Murray, Ky., and her parents were William Edward and Laura Meador Brown.  Mrs. McCord was known throughout the state as an active leader in Parent-Teacher association work.  She had served as president of the Centerville association three times and as president of the Twelfth district Parent-Teacher association twice.  She was also a member of the state board of Parent-Teachers association for several years.  She was a member of the Methodist Church, the Order of Eastern Star, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Centerville Booklovers club and Centerville Garden club.  She is survived by her husband, James Alfred McCord; four sons, Maj. Brown McCord of Ithica, N. Y., Lt. Col. J. A. McCord, Jr., of Fort Sill, Okla., Sgt. John Paul McCord of Maxwell Field, Ala., and Jesse McCord of Centerville; seven daughters, Mrs. Annie Laura Wheeler of Wadesboro, N. C., Miss Elizabeth McCord of Florence, Ala., Mrs. Martha Peeler of Nashville, Mrs. Mary Slayman of Centerville, Miss Sarah McCord of Birmingham, Ala., Miss Ruth McCord of Washington, D. C. and Mrs. Jean Blackwell of Waco, Texas; a sister, Mrs. Gaston Pool of Lancaster, Texas; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

(The Hickman County Times, Thursday, July 16, 1953)


McCOY, J. H. - Died at the residence of his son-in-law, J. W. Tatum, near Lick Creek, on the night of Feb. 5th at 12 o'clock, Mr. J. H. McCoy, familiarly known as "Judge" McCoy.  He was born March 22nd 1792, consequently was nearly 93 years of age, was doubtless the oldest citizen residing in the county.  He was among the list of noble volunteers led by the fearless and intrepid, Andrew Jackson, in the War of 1812, and made a gallant soldier.  He had been a resident of Hickman for about 30 years, and was universally beloved and respected by a host of friends.  He was a devout member of the Methodist church.  He was interred at Maj. Russell's, on Lick Creek, in the old Mayberry family burying ground, on the 6th inst., at 12 o'clock.  Funeral services were conducted by Elder James Litton.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, February 13, 1885)


McDANIEL, JOHN T. "BABE" - Died at the residence of his father, Wm. C. McDaniel, in Anderson's Bend, on the 17th inst., John T. (Babe) McDaniel.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, August 29, 1879)


McFARLAND, CORA - Died at the residence, on Indian Creek, in the suburbs of town, at 10 o'clock a.m., last Friday, Cora, only child of W. R. and V. P. McFarland, aged 3 months and 14 days.  Interment in the town cemetery on Saturday.  The bereaved parents have our sympathy in their affliction.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, April 24, 1885)


McGILL, SETH - Death Follows 14th Treatment - A Hickman county man has died from the results of the rabid fox epidemic which has been sweeping the county for the past four months.  He is Seth McGill, 23-year-old Negro of the Center Star community.  About three weeks ago, a fox attacked and killed on of McGill's chickens.  He dressed the chicken with the intention of eating it, but was advised by a friend not to eat it.  It is reported that McGill had a scratch on his hand when he dressed the fowl and about eight or nine days later he went to Dr. Will Webb in Hampshire and started taking anti-rabies shots.  He had a violent reaction to the shots, according to Dr. Webb, and by the time he had taken the tenth shot, he was paralyzed from the waist down.  He died Thursday, March 20, after taking 14 shots.  Dr. Webb says that he has not signed the death certificate as yet and will not do so until he makes a report on the case to the State Health Board.

"However," Dr. Webb said to a Times reporter, "I am fairly sure in my own mind that he died of hydrophobia".

Funeral services for McGill were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Pleasant Union Church of Christ in the Center Star community.  Burial was in the church cemetery.  He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ada Mai McGill and a daughter.

(The Hickman County Times, Thursday, March 26, 1953)


McGINNIS, GEORGE LEE - March 16, 1952 - Funeral rites held for George Lee McGinnis, 86, of Lyles at New Hope Baptist Church. 

(Hickman County Times - (1952 in Review) - Thursday, January 1, 1953)


McKENNON, MARSHALL - Died at the residence of Dr. Thomas Cash, in Counsel's Bend, in this county, on 19th of December, 1877, Mr. Marshall McKennon, aged 17 years.   Interment took place on the 20th, at his father's residence, near Nebo, in Maury County, with Good Templar's honors.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, January 25, 1878)


McMINN, JOSEPHINE - Bon Aqua - We have had two deaths in our community lately; Miss Josephine McMinn and Miss Julia Donegan.

Miss McMinn was the daughter of Oliver H. McMinn, dec'd, a young lady of most estimable qualities, and a member of the Christian church.  Her mother and family have the genuine sympathy of our neighborhood.  (for info on Miss Donegan look under the "D" in Obituaries)

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, May 17, 1878)


MEADORS, ROBERT PORTER - April 27, 1952 - Final rites for Robert Porter Meadors, 76, retired farmer of Little Lot, held at Little Lot Church of Christ. 

(Hickman County Times - (1952 in Review) - Thursday, January 1, 1953)


MEEKER, GEORGE O. - George O. Meeker, age 42 years, 2 months and 13 days, died at his home on the Locust Fork of Lick Creek on Wednesday, Feb., 4th, after a brief illness of only six days. He is survived by his wife, one son and foster daughter and two brothers, Cicero and Van P. Meeker both of this district.  Interment was in the family graveyard on Friday, Feb. 6th.

(Source: Hickman County News,  March 4, 1920 - Submitted by K. Rogers)


MEEKS, ALMA  - Died at the residence of her grandfather, Lawson H. Nunneley, about 6 o'clock p.m., last Saturday, March 15, 1884, Alma, infant daughter of M. H. and Annie Meeks.  We extend our sympathies to our attorney-general and his sorrowing wife in the loss of their sweet little babe.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, March 21, 1884)


MILAM, ROBERT - Died on Wednesday night, last, at his residence on Wade's Branch, Mr. Robert Milam.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, February 7, 1879)


MILLER, JIMMIE - Died at the residence, on Beaver Dam, last Saturday at 1 o'clock, Jimmie, son of Mr. E. D. Miller, aged about 5 years.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, October 11, 1878)


MONTGOMERY, JOHN - Death of a Distinguished Citizen - Centreville Hickman County, November 8, 1969.
To the Editor of the Banner:
John Montgomery, Esq., one of our oldest citizens, died at his residence, on Pine River, in this county, on Thursday last. When a boy he enlisted in the service of his country, was a soldier in the war of 1812 under General Carrol, and was wounded in the battle of Talladega. He was a member of the convention, from the county of Dickson, in 1834, that revised our old constitution and for many years a prominent member of the bar at Charlotte and this place. He retired from the practice of law about since, and has been, from that time to his death, devoting his time to farming. He was about seventy-seven years of age.
(Source: Republican Banner, Nov 11, 1869; pg. 4
- Submitted by K. Rogers)


MONTGOMERY, MARY - Died at the residence, near town, at 8:10 o'clock a.m., Sunday, August 22, 1886, of flux, Mary, infant daughter of Robert A. and Alice Montgomery, aged about 3 years.  Burial at 4 o'clock p.m. in the town cemetery.  Services at the residence by Rev. C. S. Garland.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, August 27, 1886)


MOORE, JAMES B. - Our fellow-townsman, Mr. J. T. Moore has the sympathy of all in the death of his brother, Mr. J. B. Moore, who, after a long illness of consumption, died at his home at Lyles Station in Hickman county last Sunday. The remains were brought to this city Monday and interred in Union Cemetery. Deceased was, for a number of years, a trusted employee of the N.C. & St. L. RR, in the capacity of telegraph operator at Lyle and other points on the Centerville branch, and his long service attests his efficiency and popularity with his employers. He was a man who ever made and never lost friends, and his death, which comes at the meridian of the natural life allotted to man, is a source of deep regret to all who knew him. He was 47 years of age and leaves a wife and six children. He is survived by two brothers, John, of this city, and Frank, of Humphreys county.

(Dickson County Herald, Friday, January 7, 1910) Submitted by Amanda Jowers


MOORE, JORDAN - Rev. Jordan Moore, father of Mrs. S. McE. Wilson, of our town, died at his home in Humphreys county, Jan. 2nd.  He was one of the oldest and most highly respected preachers in the Methodist church in the State and had been a "local preacher" for many years prior to his death.  Mrs. Moore, his wife, died in October last.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, January 14, 1887)


MOORE, SCIPIO - Died, on Saturday night, the 7th inst., in this place, old Uncle Scipio Moore, (col.) aged about 97 years.  He was for a number of years the body servant of Dr. Samuel B. Moore, dec'd, and was known as a clever, kind and honest old man, attending strictly to his own business.  During the late war he stayed at home and took care of his Mistress.  His death was regretted by everybody.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, February 13, 1880)


MOORE, WILLIAM WATSON - Died at the family residence, at Centreville, at 3:50 o'clock a.m., Tuesday, August 18, 1885, of congestive fever, William Watson Moore, aged 24 years, 7 months and 6 days.  "Willie", as he was generally known, was the son of the late Dr. Samuel and Mrs. Mary Moore, and was a brother of Col. J. H. Moore, of this place, and Mrs. W. M. Johnson, of Nashville.  His education (literary) was received at the Vanderbilt University.  He was a graduate of the Lebanon Law School and began the practice of his profession in this his native place in 1882.  He was taken sick Saturday night, August 8th, and the disease assumed an alarming form on the following Tuesday.  He had the best of medical attention and was nursed by tender and loving hands, but the violence of the attack admonished his friends from the start that his recovery was scarcely possible.  The esteem that this young man was held in by his neighbors could not be shown clearer than by stating that during his entire sickness the greatest interest and concern was manifested -- crowds of anxious people -- not only tendering their services to the family, but when their presence in the house was hurtful, they stood in large groups about the door for hours every day and night during his sickness.  Centreville has honored herself by the spontaneous action of her citizens during this sad occasion, and we feel sure the bereaved family could ask for no higher, simpler tribute than has thus been paid to their departed relative.  Interment took place at 9 o'clock a.m., Wednesday, in the town cemetery.  The business houses were closed, the church bells tolled and when the young men -- his former associates -- bore the casket from his mother's home, it was followed by one of the largest outpourings of our people we ever saw in our town.  A most impressive and solemn funeral service was held at the grave, conducted by the Rev. E. K. Denton, who had been a faithful watcher at the bedside of the deceased.  This young man showed evidence of more than ordinary powers of mind when very young, and was better acquainted with the current literature of the day, including ancient and modern history, at ten years of age than most persons at fifty.  His opportunities for preparing himself for becoming a learned and useful man, an honor to his family and country, were of the best, and he had just arrived at that age when the hopes of his friends might have been realized, but alas for earthly prospects, death was at hand.  His grief stricken mother need not mourn as one without hope, for during his illness the incoherencies of fever gave way and on Friday night prior to his death he discoursed to his friends and relatives touchingly and beautifully about the journey he was about to take, expressing himself as being prepared and willing to die, and asking them to so live that when their end was at hand they could cross the river full of hope for the life that is beyond.

(The Hickman Pioneer, August 21, 1885)


MORRIS, MARTHA - Died at the residence, on Beaverdam, near Aetna, on Thursday, May 5, 1887, of measles, Mrs. Martha Morris, wife of Milton M. Morris, aged about 43 years.

(Hickman Pioneer, May 13, 1887)


MORRISON, J. WESLEY - J. Wesley Morrison was born April, --- , 1857, died December 13, 1906. In the confines of these dates were the days that were measured out to one of the purest, simplest lives that has ever been the writer's pleasure to see. Bro. Morrison was born in Hickman county near Centreville just before the outbreak of the Civil War, when everything was in a confused state. His father having died while Wesley was still a boy he was left with a widowed mother and brother to make his way in the world the best he could. By patient persevering he managed to secure a splendid education, and taught in the public schools of his county for some time, and as a teacher of vocal music, which was the pet theme of his life, he was especially proficient until the encroachment of the dread disease, consumption, robbed his voice of his power. Bro. Morrison married early in life. Of this union two bright sons are left, Herschell, of Nashville, and Brown, of Centreville. After the death of his first wife he married Mrs. Ida Nicks, nee Twomey, who is left to mourn his departure.  Bro. Wesley professed religion about fifteen years ago and joined the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Macedonia, and lived a consistent member until death.  He spent some time in Florida three years ago in the hope that he could prolong his life, but in vain, and since then he was constantly awaiting the summons of his Lord and was prepared to go.  To his faithful wife and sons, his aged mother, step-son and brothers, we extend our sympathy and point them to his God and haven of rest.
(Source: Hickman County News, Jan. 10, 1907 - Submitted by K. Rogers)


MULLINS, HARRIET E. CLAGETT - Mrs. Harriet E. Mullins, eldest sister of the Messrs. Clagett, of our place, was born in Prince George's county, Maryland, on the 29th of May, 1810, and moved to Hickman county, Tenn., in 1816, married to the Rev. William Mullins Oct. 15, 1829, at the residence of her parents on Lick Creek, in this county, and died at her home in Marshall County, Tenn., about the last of October, 1884.  Her husband, who had been a Methodist preacher and a member of the Tennessee conference for almost a half century, preceded her to the Spirit Land many years ago.  She was a faithful and exemplary member of the Methodist Church for nearly sixty years.  She was a kind neighbor, charitable and liberal to a fault, good to her children and servants and loved by all who knew her; and when the messenger came she was in every sense fully prepared to enter into the presence of the Just in the better land and meet the host of loved one of her kindred there.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, December 5, 1884)


MURPHREE, ROY SAMUEL - April 2, 1952 - Roy Samuel Murphree, 56, Lewis County merchant and agricultural leader, died.

(Hickman County Times - (1952 in Review) - Thursday, January 1, 1953)


MURPHREE, VINA ELIZABETH WEATHERSPOON - Mrs. Vina Elizabeth Weatherspoon Murphree, 78, died Friday, June 5, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. B. B. Brown, in Nashville after a long illness.  Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Sunday at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Only.  Burial was in the Weatherspoon cemetery in Only.  Mrs. Murphree was a native of Hickman County, daughter of James and Rachel Pope Weatherspoon.  She was a member of the Baptist Church.  She had lived in Humphries county until her husband, J. L. Murphree, died 14 years ago.  In addition to Mrs. Brown, she is survived by nine other daughters, Mrs. Lily Milan of Cincinnati, Ohio, Mrs. J. M. Reeves of Dickson, Mrs. W. D. Wherry of Coble, Mrs. E. J. Wrenn of Nashville, Mrs. Allen Dean of Primm Springs, Mrs. Guy Brown of Centerville, Mrs. Leo Stone of Houston, Texas, Mrs. Lucian Richardson of Denver, and Miss Priscilla Murphree of Waverly; four sons, Ernest Murphree of Cincinnati, Ohio, Patterson Murphree of Houston, Texas, and Wilson and Crockett Murphree, both of Buffalo; three sisters, Mrs. Jennie Coble of Hohenwald, Mrs. S. M. Simmons of Centerville, and Miss Daisy Weatherspoon of Only; 34 grandchildren, and 33 great-grandchildren.

(The Hickman County Times, Thursday, June 11, 1953)


MYATT, A. J. - Mr. A. J. Myatt died last Sunday, after a protracted illness of several months.  He was buried on Monday, with Masonic honors.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, March 1, 1878)


MYATT, BERTHA WALKER - August 26, 1952 - Mrs. Bertha Walker Myatt died.  (Hickman County Times - (1952 in Review) - Thursday, January 1, 1953)