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Mrs. Kellar Anderson
Date of Obit: November 21, 1923
Newspaper Name: Memphis Commercial Appeal ?
Submitter's Name: Pamela Galloway

ANDERSON - At the Baptist Memorial Hospital, Monday evening, November 19, 1923, at 8 o'clock, Mrs. Kellar Anderson, widow of the late Col. Kellar Anderson; sister of Mrs. Thomas Day of this city; Judge E. D. Robertson and James T. Robertson of Marianna, Ark.; the Rev. Jerome Pillow Robertson of Shelbyville, Tenn., and John N. Robertson of Little Rock, Ark., grandmother of Claude Desha Anderson, Jr., of New Orleans, La. Funeral services conducted by the Rev. Charles F. Blaisdell will be held at the residence, 1520 Central Avenue, this (Wednesday) afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Friends invited. Interment in Elmwood Cemetery.



Horace Eaton Andrews
Source: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1905-1906, Hanover, N.H.
Submitters Name: Kim Mohler

Class of 1866 – HORACE EATON ANDREWS. A.M. B. 12 Apr., 1844, Sutton, N.H. Farmer. D. 25 Nov., 1905, Memphis, Tenn.



Leonard Arp
Date of Obit: February 27, 1913
Newspaper Name: Unknown
Source: Shelby County Death Certificates

BODY FOUND IN ASH PIT.
Illinois Central Fireman Meets Tragic Death.
Leonard Arp, aged 19, fireman for the Illinois Central Railroad, residence 102_ Rayburn Boulevard, was found dead in an ash pit at the roundhouse of the railroad company at 11 o'clock last evening. He had fallen into the pit, which is filled with water and ashes. Arp left the switch engine, on which he was firing, at the Nonconnah yards about dark and went to the roundhouse, or intended to go there. He was supposed to get there about 7 o'clock, but as far as any of the employes know, he did not enter the roundhouse, but, blinded by the darkness and downpour of rain, stepped into the pit and was instantly swallowed up in the cinders and water. His watch stopped at 8 o'clock, showing about the time he must have fallen into the pit.
The date of death is listed as 2-26-1913 - He was 19 years old.


Opal Austin
Date of Obit: December 8, 1993
Newspaper Name: The Lexington Progress
Submitter's Name: Christine Walters

Graveside services for Mrs. Opal Austin were Thursday Dec. 2, 1993 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Memphis Memorial Park Funeral Home of Memphis was in charge. Mrs. Austin, 87, died Tuesday Nov. 30, 1993 at Methodist Hospital of Lexington. She leaves two sisters Orene Stewart and Fern Tyler, both of Lexington and three grandchidlren.


Larry Clarkson Baker
Date of Obit: August 2, 1997
Newspaper Name: The Lexington Progress
Transcriber's Name: Amanda Jowers

Services for Larry Clarkson Baker were Tuesday, August 26, at Center Ridge Church. Burial was in the Veteran's Cemetery, Collierville, Tn., with Reed's Chapel in charge.
Mr. Baker, who was 56, died Saturday, August 23, at his home. He was retired from the Navy and also a retired truck driver.
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Janet Steel Baker of Lexington; a daughter, Barbara Ann Blallock of Lexington; two sons, Alan Scott Baker of Pensacola, Fla., and Richard Lee Baker of Millington; three step-sons, Mark Anthony Billman of Indianapolis, Ind., Wayne Edward Billman of Stomping Grounds, Ky., and Eric Stephen Billman of Jackson; four brothers, Robert Baker of Freemount, Neb., Paul Baker of Albion, Iowa, Lyle Baker of Greensboro, N.C., and Jerry Baker of New Sharon, Iowa and 11 grandchildren.


Barry J. Baldwin
Date of Obit: December 31, 2000
Newspaper Name: The Commercial Appeal

BARRY J. BALDWIN, 46, 1839 Swift, warehouseman for Langston Co., died at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis from an apparent homicide Friday. Southern Funeral Home has charge. He leaves a daughter, Tiffany Hines of Memphis; a son, Brian L. McGhee of Atlanta; his mother, Zella Cathey, three sisters, Greta Morrison, Regina Harris and Katrina Baldwin, and three brothers, James Johnson, Theodore Baldwin and Keith Norman, all of Memphis.

Julia Maria (nee Hutchinson) Ballentine
Date of Obit: Thursday, February 19, 1959
Newspaper Name: The Commercial Appeal, Memphis
Submitted by: Kathie Marynik

Mrs. Julia Marie Ballentine, who lived with a son, Herbert S. Ballentine Sr., of 3649 Faxon, died at 3:30 AM yesterday at Shelby County Hospital after an illness of about a year. She would have been 89 tomorrow. Services will be at 2:30 this afternoon at National Funeral Home with the Rev. Chester R. Parker officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood. Mrs. Ballentine was born at Pontotoc, Miss., and moved to Memphis about 65 years ago. Her husband was John A. Ballentine, a carpenter who died about five years ago. She was a member of Raleigh Baptist Church. She leaves another son, Hutch Elmo Ballentine; a brother, C. C. Hutchinson; a grandson, Herbert S. Ballentine Jr., all of Memphis, and three great-grandchildren.



Michael Alan Bankester
Newspaper Name: The Independent, Robertsdale, AL
Submitted by: Dawn Conway

Michael Alan Bankester, 35, a native of Hutchinson, Kan., and a resident of Memphis, Tenn., died Jan. 21, 1990.
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Murrill R. Bankester of Troy; one brother, Steven Scott Bankester of Robertsdale; and grandparents, Gertrude M. Bankester and Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Northcutt Sr. of Robertsdale.
Graveside funeral services and burial were held at noon Jan. 21, 1990 at the Rosinton United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Stan Cruse officiating.
Funeral arrangements were made by Mack Funeral Home Inc., Robertsdale. Alabama.



Sidney Belt
Date of Obit: January 18, 1928
Newspaper Name: Memphis Commercial Appeal ?
Submitter's Name: Pamela Galloway

BELT - At the residence 125 W. Georgia, Jan. 17, 1928, Mr. Sidney Belt, devoted son of Mr. Berry Belt, brother of Mrs. Carrie Scott; dear friend of Mr. Willie Brown; a host of other relatives and friends to mourn their loss. Due notice of funeral will be given. Barnwell & Spencer, funeral directors, Florida Street, Phone 3-9225.


George W. Benton
Date of Obit: 10 Mar. 1869
Newspaper Name: Memphis Daily Avalanche
Submitter's Name: Marla Zwakman

DIED, BENTON – On the 9th inst., at the place of F. Thieband, on Valentine avenue, George W. Benton. The friends of the deceased are invited to attend his funeral, this Wednesday morning, at 10 o’clock.



Francis H. "Frank" Bice
Date of Obit: June 25, 2003
Newspaper Name: The Lexington Progress
Transcriber's Name: AJ

Services were held for Francis H. Bice on Sunday, June 22 at Pafford Scotts Hill Funeral Home. Burial took place Monday at Memory Hill Gardens.
Mr. Bice, age 73, died on Thursday, June 19 at Baptist East in Memphis.
Survivors include his wife, Dolly Bice of Decaturville; 2 daughters, Sandra B. Truitt of Cordova, TN and Sheri B. Sparkman of Oakland, TN; a son, Lonnie E. Bice of Como, MS; 3 sisters, Hallie Jones of Buffalo, MO, Patricia Gann of Yucaipa, CA, and Florence Moran of Des Moines, IA; and a brother, Gerald Bice of Woodward, IA.


James A. Bivens
Date of Obit: October 19, 1994
Newspaper Name: The Lexington Progress
Transcriber's Name: AJ

Services for James A. Bivens were Thursday, Oct. 13 at Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel with burial in Memory Hill Gardens.
Mr. Bivens, who was 67, died Monday, Oct. 10 at his home in Memphis. He was a retired employee of Illinois Central Railroad, a Mason and a Baptist.
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Ramelle Bivens of Memphis; two daughters, Patricia McKay of Memphis and Brenda Woodward of Eads; two stepdaughters, Pat Odle of Harriman, Tenn. and Jane Wylie of Sardis; a stepson, Steve Martin of Lexington; two brothers, Barney Bivens of Gallatin and Robert Bivens of Sardis, three granddaughters, three stepgranddaughters and two step-great-grandchildren.


Louisa Taylor Black
Date of Obit: July 6, 1870
Newspaper Name: Western Reserve Chronicle, (Warren, OH.) Wednesday
Submitters Name: Kathy McDaniel

DEATHS. --In Memphis, Tenn., of congestive chill, Louisa Taylor, wife of D. M. Black, and eldest daughter of Geo. Taylor, dec'd, late of this city, aged 32 years.


Dr. James W. Bodley
Date of Obit: October 28, 1942
Newspaper Name: Kingsport News

Memphis - Dr. James W. Bodley, commander of the Tennessee American Legion and prominent Memphis surgeon, died almost instantly Tuesday in a Navy Day parade here. Bodley, 50, a brigadier general of the State Guard, was leading a detachment of guardsmen when he collapsed near the end of the parade route. He was pronounced dead from a heart attack upon arrival at a hospital.


W. F. Bridewell
Date of Obit: September 7, 1949
Newspaper Name: Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas
Submitters Name: Amanda Jowers

W. F. Bridewell, 70, Melrose Hotel, manager of Empire Oil Company of Texas, was buried Tuesday in Memphis, Tenn. Bridewell died Sunday in Memphis while visiting relatives. He had lived in Dallas two years, coming here from Tyler. He had been a resident of Tyler twenty-five years. Surviving are his wife and son, Billy Bridewell of Tyler.

Dr. Charles Cooper Brown
Date of Death: February 28, 1932
Newspaper Name: Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN
Submitter's Name: Marcia Brown McQuaid

BROWN - Rites for Dr. C. C. Brown, 63,dean of Memphis veterinary surgeons and former assistant state veterinarian, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Thompson Bros. Funeral Home. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Dr. Brown died early Sunday at his home, 1749 Glenwood Pl. Dr. Brown, a native of Rockville, Ind., is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jennie Brown; a son, C. C. Brown, Jr., Boy Scout leader and former newspaper reporter; a brother, Wallace Brown, Rockville, and a sister, Mrs. May Harvey, Muncie, Ind.

He was graduated from Chicago Veterinary College in 1889. After practicing in Indiana, Dr. Brown moved to Texas. He came to Memphis from Waco in in 1902, and became associated with Patterson Transfer Co. as veterinary surgeon.

He entered general practice shortly afterward and was Memphis' first city veterinarian, being appointed to that post during the mayoralty of E. H. Crump. In 1920 Dr. Brown served as assistant state veterinarian for Tennessee.

He was a member of the DeSoto Masonic Lodge, American Veterinary Medical Assn., Tennessee Veterinary Medical Assn., in which he held several offices, and was a founder of the Dixie Veterinary Medical Assn. He was a member of the Chickasaw Council of Boy Scouts for several years and served as merit badge examiner for the council for 10 years. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. H. D. Knickerbocker, pastor of First Methodist Church, Masonic services will be held at the grave. Active pallbearers will be: Dr. John Gillmann, Dr. Julius Schiebler, Dr. H. H. Carter, Dr. Manuel Moust, George Wible and J. T. Forsythe. Honorary pallbearers will be: Dr. H. R. Schaefer, Dr. George White, Nashville, Tenn., E. H. Crump, H. C. Oppenheimer, Floyd Yates, Dr. Max Goltman, Dr. O. L. Allen, Dr. R. E. Noyes, Austin Sims, Charles T. McCabe, Walter Chandler, J. F. McKeon, Dr. L. C. Sanders.


Mrs. Walter R. Browne
Date of Obit: July 27, 1954
Newspaper Name: Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas
Submitters Name: Amanda Jowers

Mrs. Walter R. Browne, mother of W. Robert Browne of 9972 Coppedge, Dallas, died in a Memphis, Tenn., hospital Monday after a long illness. Mrs. Browne was born in Tennessee and lived in Amarillo from 1915 to 1935. Funeral services will be held Tuesday in the National Funeral Home in Memphis, and burial will be in the City Cemetery at Gates, Tenn. Besides the son in Dallas, she is survived by another son, M. H. Browne of MaMarque, Galveston County, and a sister, Mrs. H. T. Neely of Amarillo.


Donnie A. Campbell
Date of Obit: April 27, 1975
Newspaper Name: The Commercial Appeal
Submitter's Name: Joy Beth Campbell, transcribed by, Dianna Gilbert

Donnie A. Campbell, 65, of 1565 Ellsworth, retired painter for Southern Painting Co., died at 5:25 p.m. yesterday at Methodist Hospital. Services will be at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Forest Hill Funeral Home Midtown with burial in Forest Hill Cemetery Midtown. He was a member of Painters Local 49. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Elsie Campbell; a brother, Dossie Campbell of Parsons, Tenn., and two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Borders of Memphis and Mrs. Arie Howard of Brighton, Tenn.


 
Thomas B. Carroll, Esq.
Date of Obit: May 9, 1857
Newspaper Name: Ledger and Texan (published as the San Antonio Ledger); San Antonio, Texas
Transcriber's Name: Dale Donlon

Memphis, April 27 – Thomas B. Carroll, Esq., Mayor of this city, died yesterday. His funeral will take place this afternoon. All business is suspended in consequence.


Ed Carter
Date of Obit: August 9, 1903
Newspaper Name: Dallas Morning News
Transcriber's Name: Amanda Jowers

Terrellite Killed in Tennessee
Terrell, Tex., Aug. 8 – Information has just been received in this city of the killing of Ed Carter, a former citizen of Terrell, at Memphis, Tenn., Wednesday of this week in a railroad wreck.


Benjamin V. Crosley
Date of Obit: January 4, 1930
Newspaper Name: The Memphis Evening Appeal
Submitter's Name: Kathie Marynik kkmarynik@hotmail.com

CROSLEY - At residence, No. 1949 Manila Street, Friday morning, Jan. 3, 1930, at 2:30 o'clock, Benjamin V., aged 28 years, son of Mrs. Mary Lewis Crosley, brother of W. B. Crosley and Mrs. H. H. Keller. Funeral services conducted by the Rev. Dr. L. R. Graham will be held at Thompson Brothers Mortuary, No. 257 Adams Avenue this (Saturday) afternoon at 2 o'clock. Friends are invited. Interment in Cordova, Tenn., Cemetery.


James Franklin Crosley
Date of Obit: Thursday, March 30, 1899
Newspaper Name: Oxford Eagle
Submitter's Name: Kathie Marynik kkmarynik@hotmail.com

The funeral services of James F. Crosley were conducted in the Baptist church in Abbeville on Sunday last at 10 o'clock. Mr. Crosley was 30 years of age and for some time had been in the employ of the L. C. Railroad. The service at the grave was conducted by the Masonic Fraternity of which he was a member. We extend his widowed mother our sympathy.


Mary Sudia (nee Lewis) Crosley
Date of Obit: June 8, 1952
Newspaper Name: The Commercial Appeal, Memphis
Submitted by: Kathie Marynik

Mrs. Mary Sudia Crosley, a resident of Memphis for 15 years, died at 2 yesterday afternoon after an illness of four years. She was 88. Services will be at National Funeral Home at 3:30 this afternoon, with the Rev. J. L. Pollard officiating. Burial will be at Cordova. Mrs. Crosley was born near Hickory Ridge, Ark., and as a child moved to Fisherville where her husband, the late Hughes Crosley, was a planter. She came to Memphis 15 years ago to live at 1873 Oliver. She was a member of the Baptist Church. She leaves a daughter-in-law, Mrs. William B. Crosley of Memphis, and two grandchildren.



William Bryant Crosley
Date of Obit: Monday, March 17, 1947
Newspaper Name: The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN
Submitter's Name: Kathie Marynik kkmarynik@hotmail.com

WILLIAM B. CROSLEY - Lumberman Will Be Buried This Afternoon
Services for William Bryant Crosley, widely known lumberman, who died early yesterday at his home, 1873 Oliver, will be conducted at 1 this afternoon at National Funeral Home by the Rev. E. Gibson Davis. Burial will be in Cordova Cemetery. Mr. Crosley was 50. In failing health three years, he was found dead in bed by his family yesterday morning. Born in Memphis, Mr. Crosley started in the lumber business when he was 12 years old. He had been mill manager, salesman, and buyer. Mr. Crosley recently returned to Memphis from Dumas Ark., where he spent more than 10 years as a mill manager. For many years he worked for the old Stimson-Katterhenry Trust, a former lumber firm here. Mr. Crosley was a member of the Temple Baptist Church and the Lumbermen's Club.
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Bessie B. Crosley, his mother, Mrs. Sudie Crosley, and two daughters, Jeane and Mary Crosley, all of Memphis.


W. Bond Dashiell
Date of Obit: October 15, 1948
Newspaper Name: Dallas Morning News
Transcriber's Name: Amanda Jowers

W. Bond Dashiell Buried in Tennessee
Funeral services for W. Bond Dashiell of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Terrell and uncle of Fred T. Porter of Dallas, were held Tuesday in Memphis. He died there Monday. Dashiell was the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. W. B. Dashiell, early residents of Terrell. He was a cottonseed broker. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Mary Dashiell Porter of Terrell.


Charles J. Deere
Date of Obit: July 28, 1982
Newspaper Name: The Lexington Progress
Submitter's Name: Amanda Jowers

Dr. Charles J. Deere, former chief of staff of Baptist Hospital, died at his home in Memphis. He was 73. Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel had charge. He was a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, a clinical professor of medicine at University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences, a former president of the Memphis Heart Association, a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine and a fellow of the American College of Physicians. He was a member of the Memphis and Shelby County Medical Society and the American Medical Association. He was a major in the Army during World War II and served in Africa. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Ella Deere of Memphis; three sisters, Mrs. Attice Jones, Mrs. Walter Winfield, both of Memphis and Mrs. David Hailey of Carthage and two brothers, William L. Deere of Lexington and John A. Deere of Charlotte, N. C.

Dora Dickerson
Date of Obit: November 21, 1923
Newspaper Name: Memphis Commercial Appeal
Submitter's Name: Pamela Galloway

DICKERSON - At the residence of her sister, Mrs. Lucy Galloway, 906 N. Claybrook Street, Nov. 19, 1923. Mrs. Dora Dickerson, sister of Mrs. Lucy Galloway, Mrs. Fannie Williams, sister-in-law of Mr. A. Galloway, aunt of Mr. Harry and Willie Galloway of Chicago, Ill., and Mrs. Mammie Smith, Joe, Alex and Walter Galloway of this city, and a host of grandchildren and friends to mourn her loss. Funeral services at the residence. Wednesday evening, Nov. 21, at 2:30 o'clock. Walker-Oates, funeral directors.

Thomas J. Dupree
Motorcycle Rider Loses His Life. 

Memphis, Tenn., Oct. 6 - Thomas J. Dupree, a member of Broadway & Co., local jewelers, and one of the most prominent business men of this city, while riding a motorcycle, collided with a street car here today, sustaining injuries which later resulted in his death. 
Source: Dallas Morning News, Oct. 7, 1907
Submitted by Thomas A. Tate


Lula Ellis

ELLIS, LULA – Miss Lula Ellis, only daughter of Mr. J. R. Ellis, of Kerrville, died at her home Tuesday night, after a week’s illness, and was buried at Bethel Thursday. Three brothers survive her. She was about 20 years of age.
Source: (The Covington Leader, May 9, 1918)
Submitted by Rita Morgan




Mary Ann (Hooper) Fletcher

Submitter's Name: Amanda Jowers
Newspaper Name: The Weekly Nashville Union, (Nashville, TN)
Date of Obit: Wednesday, June 10, 1846; Issue 1; col G

DIED - In Memphis, Tenn., on the 25th of May, Mrs. Mary Ann, consort of J. M. Fletcher, and eldest daughter of C. Y. Hooper, of this county.



Dr. Jeptha Fowlkes
Date of Obit: 4 Jan 1864
Newspaper Name: Nashville Daily Union
Submitter's Name: Kristy Fox

FOWLKES, Dr. Jeptha, died 2 Jan. 1864 in Memphis; editor of the Daily Avalanche in that city.


Julia Fransioli
Date of Obit: 9 May 1870
Newspaper Name: Memphis Daily Appeal
Transcriber's Name: AJ

FRANSIOLI, Julia, only daughter of Philip and Mary Fransioli, to be buried today.


Alex Galloway
Submitter's Name: Pamela R. Galloway
Newspaper Name: Memphis Commercial Appeal?

GALLOWAY - At residence 232 Caldwell Street, Tuesday Jan. 17, 1928, Alex Galloway, beloved husband of Mrs. Pearl Galloway; father of Effie D. Galloway; brother of Mr. Harry Galloway of Chicago, Ill.; Joe, Walter, Willie and Miss Mary Galloway; nephew of Mrs. Fannie Jones; uncle of Joe Galloway, Jr., Harry Galloway, Jr., Mrs. Salena Williams, Miss Ocea Galloway, Charlie and Freddie Galloway; brother-in-law of Mrs. Flossie Galloway, Mr. and Mrs. George Howard and Mrs. Lottie McKnight of Cairo, Ill., and a host of relatives and friends to mourn their loss. Due notice of funeral will be given. J. C. Oates & Sons, funeral directors, 317 Auction Avenue. Phones 6-1146, 6-9197, 2-5227.


John Glindcamp
Submitter's Name: Brenda Wiesner
Newspaper Name: Roseville Tribune and Register
Date of Obit: Wednesday, 12-1-1926

Rocklin Notes
John Glindcamp, who passed away at his late home in Rocklin November 15th, 1926, was one of the oldest residents of this section. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, from which place he came to California in 1852 when 8 years of age and located with his family at Prairie City, a thriving mining town three miles from Folsom. In 1865 he walked, carrying his blankets, from Folsom to the Prosser ranch near the Franklin House on the old Auburn Road. From here for many years, he drove a wagon, delivering meat to the territory where now is located Newcastle, Penryn, Loomis, and Rocklin. He was an expert butcher and is well remembered by all old residents in this end of the county. When Mr. Glindcamp first came to Rocklin, there was but one house there, the Bolton cabin on the Huff ranch near the mineral spring. He was always interested in mining and covered every foot of mining ground in this vicinity during his residence here; less than a year ago he could be seen in Secret Ravine, seeking the elusive gold dust. At the time of his death, he had a contract with the United States Postal Department to carry mail between the post office and railway trains. Mr. Glindcamp was 83 years, 5 months, and 5 days old at the time of his death. He leaves to mourn his loss, a widow; a son, George Glindcamp; and a daughter, Mrs. Ester Sullivan of Colfax. The following tribute paid to Mr. Glindcamp by a life-long friend depicts the splendid character and traits of the deceased which endeared him to a large circle of friends: "In all the years of our acquaintanceship I never once heard him speak ill of any fellow being, nor did I ever hear anyone speak ill of him."


Nellie Hall
Date of Obit: November 21, 1923
Newspaper Name: Memphis Commercial Appeal
Name: Pamela Galloway

HALL - at residence, 293 1/2 Poplar Avenue, Tuesday afternoon, November 20, 1923, at 10:45 o'clock. Mrs. Nellie, mother of Mrs. L. C. Moore; grandmother of Mr. Louis and Mrs. Beatrice Edge; great-grandmother of Louis, Jr., and Estella Edge; aunt of Mrs. Lillian Brooks. Remains will be in state at residence of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Edge, 704 South Orleans Street. Due notice of funeral will be given by T. H. Hayes & Sons.


Joseph Hardeway Sen.
Date of Obit: 6 Mar. 1835
Newspaper Name: National Banner and Nashville Whig
Submitter's Name: Marla Zwakman

DIED, In Memphis, Ten., Mr. Joseph Hardeway Sen., of Robertson county, a soldier of the Revolution.



Rev. R. H. Harris
Date of Obit: January 18, 1928
Newspaper Name: Memphis Commercial Appeal ?
Submitter's Name: Pamela Galloway

HARRIS - At residence, 936 Greenlaw Street, Rev. R. H. Harris, father of Mrs. Mary Morrow, Rosa Ivory, Edna Lane, and Lucille Thompkins; grandfather of Howard Eddins and Charlie Evans; father-in-law of Mr. George W. Morrow, M. N. Ivory and Wm. H. Thompkins. The wake will be at the residence of Mrs. Lucille Thompkins, daughter, 1250 Breedlove Avenue, Wednesday night, January 18, 1928. Funeral Thursday morning January 19 at 11 o'clock from the above residence, Rev. A. R. Bass and Rev. A. Glispie, John Mabane officiating. Burial New Park. Wm. Walker & Son, directors.


Floyd H. Hicks, Jr.
Date of Obit: July 7, 1943
Newspaper Name: Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas
Submitters Name: Amanda Jowers

Funeral services for Pvt. Floyd H. Hicks Jr., former employee of the John E. Mitchell Company here, who was accidentally killed Sunday morning while on duty at the Frederick (Okla.) Army Airfield, will be held Wednesday afternoon at Memphis, Tenn., his former home. Before joining the Army, Hicks made his home in Dallas with an aunt, Mrs. Casey Smith, 4004 ½ Swiss. He is survived by his father, Floyd H. Hicks Sr., Nashville, and a sister, Lieut. Ruth Hicks, Kennedy General Hospital, Nashville.

Miss Hilgeanstilhar
Date of Obit: June 30, 1911
Newspaper Name: The Lexington Progress
Submitted by: Christine Walters

Miss Hilgeanstilhar at Memphis committed suicide last week.

Mrs Noble Hines
Date of Obit: June 24, 1953
Newspaper Name: Memphis Commercial Appeal
Submitted by: prgalloway@sbcglobal.net

HINES - At her residence 3792 Weaver Road, Monday June 22, 1953, at 9 p.m. MRS NOBLE HINES; wife of Mr. Clifton Hines, U.S. Navy, Norfork, Va., Calvin Hines, U.S. Arny, Camp George, Md., Milton Hines, U.S. Navy Millington, Tenn., Mrs. Willie Laura Beloch and Charles Hines, of Memphis; daughter of Mrs. Laura Knox and the the late Mr. Mose Knox; sister of Mrs. Eva Johnson, Margret Pilcher, Ollie V. King, Mr. Dempsey Know, all of Memphis, Mrs. Eloise Norris, Chicago, Mr. Perry Jackson, of Calif., she also leaves three grandchildren, four aunts, one uncle, two daughters-in-law, one son-in-law, other relatives and friends survive. Due notice, Southern Funeral Home.


Dr. John Joseph Huddleston
Date of Obit: January 18, 1928
Newspaper Name: Memphis Commercial Appeal
Submitted by: prgalloway@sbcglobal.net

HUDDLESTON - At Methodist Hospital, Tuesday evening, Jan. 17, 1928, at (?) o'clock, Dr. John Joseph Huddleston, aged 55 years, husband of Daisy Dean Huddleston, father of Mrs. Charles Henry Fant; brother of T. J. Huddleston, and Dr. Richard D. Dean. Funeral services conducted by the Rev. James V. Johnson, assisted by the Rev. J. L. Robinson, will be held at the funeral home of Cole-Carlin, 1043 Union Avenue, this (Wednesday) afternoon, at (?) o'clock. Friends invited. Interment in Forest Hill Cemetery. 



Charles Spurgeon Hutchinson
Date of Obit: November 10, 1963
Newspaper Name: The Commercial Appeal, Memphis
Submitted by: Kathie Marynik

Charles Spurgeon Hutchinson of 3173 Given died at 2 PM yesterday at his home after an illness of a year. He was 83. Mr. Hutchinson, a retired contractor and landowner, was born in New Albany, Miss., and lived in Memphis 55 years. He was past master of Summer Avenue Masonic Lodge and was a member of Highland Heights Baptist Church. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Lida Baker Hutchinson, who he married 55 years ago; two daughters, Mrs. Harry Landis of 22 North Century and Mrs. R. F. Jones of 3627 Galloway. Graveside Masonic services will be held at 11:30 AM tomorrow at Memorial Park with Memphis Funeral Home in charge.



Hughes Crosley Hutchinson
Date of Obit: January 21, 1957
Newspaper Name: The Commercial Appeal, Memphis
Submitted by: Kathie Marynik

Hughes Crosley Hutchinson, retired carpenter, died at 9 Saturday night at his home, 3452 Bowen, after an illness of about 10 months. He was 81. Services will be at 2:30 this afternoon at National Funeral Home. The Rev. H. R. Taylor will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park. Mr. Hutchinson came to Memphis from his birthplace Oxford, Miss., when a boy. He and his wife, Mrs. Ollie V. Hutchinson, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary last Dec. 18. He also leaves two sons, William Hughes Hutchinson of Memphis and George Crosley Hutchinson of Hernando, Miss.; five daughters, Mrs. Martha Ann Houck, Mrs. Ollie Mae Smith, Mrs. Mabel Esther McCalla, Mrs. Rosie L. Shook, and Mrs. Sallie Louise Baker; a brother, Charlie Hutchinson; a sister, Mrs. Maria Ballentine, all of Memphis, and eight grandchildren.


James M. Hutchinson
Date of Obit: December 14, 1953
Newspaper Name: The Commercial Appeal, Memphis
Submitted by: Kathie Marynik

HUTCHINSON - At John Gaston Hospital, Dec. 13, 1953 at 2:35 AM, James M. Hutchinson, aged 81 years; father of Mrs. Lula K. Beasley, brother of Mrs. J. A. Ballentine, H. C., and C. S. Hutchinson, all of Memphis. Service by the Rev. J. S. Carnes and the Rev. T. O. Slaughter will be held at the Cosmopolitan Funeral Home, Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Interment in Elmwood Cemetery.



Mary Anna (nee Crosley) Hutchinson
Date of Obit: October 10, 1937
Newspaper Name: Memphis Commercial Appeal
Submitted by: Kathie Marynik kkmarynik@hotmail.com

Mrs. W. P. Hutchinson Is Dead at Age of 90 - Member of Pioneer Pontotoc Family Stricken
Mrs. Mary Crosley Hutchinson, who as a child heard her grandfather recount his Revolutionary War experiences and as a teenage girl watched four brothers march to the Civil War Battle of Shiloh, died yesterday afternoon at the home of her daughter at 3679 Tutwiler, after a long illness. She was 90 years old Friday. She was the widow of the Rev. W. P. Hutchinson. A member of one of the pioneer families of Pontotoc County, Miss., Mrs. Hutchinson came to Memphis more than 25 years ago and for the past 20 years had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Mariah Ballentine. She had been in failing health for several years and six weeks ago became seriously ill. She died of a heart attack.
Mrs. Hutchinson was the last of the Crosley family who came to Pontotoc County from Pennsylvania and settled near Toccopola. For years their home was a landmark, Mrs. Hutchinson's parents living their entire lives in Pontotoc County.
In addition to Mrs. Ballentine, she leaves three sons, J. M., H. C. and C. S. Hutchinson of Memphis. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 3 o'clock at Highland Heights Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ira C. Cole and the Rev. E. F. Curle officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, with National Funeral Home in charge. Pallbearers will be H. S. Ballentine, H. E. Ballentine, Earl Carter, George Hutchinson, James Smith, and W. E. Beasley.


Frank B. Hyder
Date of Obit: March 2012
Submitted by: Kristy Fox

FRANK B. HYDER - Frank B. Hyder, 78, of Bartlett, TN, went to be with the Lord on March 5, 2012.
He graduated from East TN State College and then received his commission in 1955 into the US Army and served on the Army rifle team. Mr. Hyder was retired after 20 years from the office of the Comptroller of the Currency and later was a retired audit officer for First Tennessee Bank after 17 years. He was a member of Advent Presbyterian Church a 40 gallon blood donor and enjoyed participating in Memphis in May's barbeque competition for many years.
Mr. Hyder is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Betty Rushing Hyder; daughter Debra Hyder Wilson; two sons, Frank Hyder, Jr., James Hyder; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 12 p.m. until service begins at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10 at Forest Hill East Funeral Home with burial following. The family requests any memorials be sent to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation or the Wounded Warrior Foundation. Forest Hill East Funeral Home 901-382-1000

Wanda Hale Hyder
Date of Obit: Sep 2003
Submitted by: Kristy Fox

Wanda Hale Hyder, 95, of Johnson City, Tenn., formerly of Bartlett, homemaker, died Sunday, August 31, 2003 at Johnson City Medical Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Morris-Baker Funeral Home in Johnson City with burial in Masengill Cemetery in Piney Flats, Tenn.
Mrs. Hyder, the widow of Charles F. Hyder, leaves a son, Frank B. Hyder of Bartlett; a sister, Zelma Rahal of Savannah, Ga.; three brothers, E. B. Hale of Johnson City, Ray Hale of Elizabethton, Tenn., and Harold Hale of Roan Mountain, Tenn., six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to a charity of the donor's choice.

Nathan Isom
Newspaper Name: The Covington Leader
Date: Thursday, April 4, 1918
Submitter's Name: Rita Morgan

Mr. Nathan Isom, of Milan, Tenn., who died there last Wednesday, was brought to Arlington and from the train there to Macedonia cemetery where his remains were interred on Thursday afternoon. Mr. Isom was raised and spent most of his life in the Macedonia neighborhood, but for some years past had been living in Milan. He was 81 years of age, leaves a widow but no children, and a host of kindred in the Macedonia and Arlington communities.

Bonnie Cooper Joiner
Newspaper Name: Lauderdale News, Rogersville, Alabama
Submitter's Name: Mildred Gean Mason

“ Bonnie Cooper Joiner, 78, Memphis, Tenn. formerly of Rogersville, died, Friday, Feb. 22, 2008. Funeral services were Sunday, Feb. 24, at Rogersville Funeral Home with Windell Gann officiating. Burial was in Cooper Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Robbie Joiner, Memphis, Tenn., daughter, Jenny Davis, Franklin, Tenn.; son, Robert Joiner, Roswell, Ga.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Robbie King, Madison, Emma Goode, Eula Goode, both of Rogersville. Memorials may be made to Harding Graduate School of Religion, 1000 Cherry Rd., Memphis, Tenn., 38117 or to Kirby Pines General Fund, 3535 Kirby Rd., Memphis, Tenn., 38115.”



Gov. James C. Jones
Date of Obit: November 3, 1859
Newspaper Name: Glasgow Weekly Times (Glasgow, Mo.) Thursday
Submitter's Name: Kathy McDaniel

Death of Governor Jones.---Ex-Gov. James C. Jones, of Tennessee, died
in Memphis, on the 28th, after a lingering illness. Governor Jones was
United States Senator from 1848 to 1857, and was Governor of the State
from 1841 to 1845.---He defeated James K. Polk, afterwards President of
the United States, in 1841 and 1843 in the race for Governor. He was a
national man in feeling and sentiment, possessed of fine abilithy.


Millie Katron
Date of Obit: January 18, 1928
Newspaper Name: Memphis Commercial Appeal
Submitter's Name: Pamela Galloway

KATRON - At residence, 798 Speed St., Mrs. Millie Katron, beloved mother of Mrs. America Hayes and Mr. Leon Katron; grandmother of Mrs. Millie Johnson, Mr. Sidney Hayes, Mrs. Johnetta Price, Mrs. Cathrine Miller, Mr. Herbert Katron; grandmother of Margurite Jones, Thelma Jones and William Hayes; she leaves a host of friends and relatives to mourn their loss. Due notice of funeral will be given by Wm. Walker & Son, funeral directors, 681 Maple. Phone 6-2411 and 2-2403.



Col. Samuel C. Knapp
Date of Obit: 27 Mar. 1835
Newspaper Name: National Banner and Nashville Whig
Submitter's Name: Marla Zwakman

DIED, In Memphis, Ten., Col. Samuel C. Knapp in the 46th year of his age.


Zula H. Lewin
Date of Obit: July 29, 1992
Newspaper Name: The Lexington Progress, Lexington, Tennessee
Submitter's Name: Christine Walters

Services for Mrs. Zula H. Lewin were June 26, 1992 at Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel with burial in Memorial Park. Mrs. Lewin 79, died Thursday June 25, 1992 at Baptist Memorial Hospital East after a short illness. She was the widow of Laz Lewin. She leaves a brother Guy E. Linton of Helotes Texas and two half brothers Thomas B. Anderson of Milan and Loyce E. Anderson of Lexington.


Maj. Henderson Lewis
Date of Obit: 26 Mar. 1834
Newspaper Name: National Banner and Nashville Whig
Submitter's Name: Marla Zwakman

DIED - At Memphis, Tenn. of cholera Maj. Henderson Lewis, formerly of Carthage, a gentleman of distinguished talents and legal attainments.



Mary Elizabeth Lonon
Date of Obit: June 24, 1953
Newspaper Name: Memphis Commercial Appeal
Submitted by: prgalloway@sbcglobal.net

LONON - At residence of her daughter 12036 Amity; Mrs. Florence Bohanon, June 19, 1953, at 4:25 p.m. MRS. MARY ELIZABETH LONON: wife of the late Mr. Mose Lonon Sr.; mother of Mrs. Florence Bohanon of Memphis, Mrs. Beatrice Brown of Louisville, KY., Mrs. Delphine Nelms of Walls, Miss., Mrs. Annie E. Wright of Lyon, Miss., Mrs. Mose B. Lonon Jr. of Toledo, Ohio, Mr. Charles Lonon of Chicago, Ill. and Mr. Felix Lonon of Clinton, La. She leaves 26 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren and four great agreat grandchildren; aunt of Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Johnson of Love, Miss., mother-in-law of Mr. Robert Bohanon, Mr. Eddie Nelms and Mr. Guy Wright. Other relatives and friends survive. Funeral will be held Thursday, June 25, 1953, at 2:00 p.m. at Norford Baptist Church, Walls, Miss. officiated by Rev. W.S. Busby and Rev. Roosevelt McCary. Interment in Church Cemetery.

James Mason McPeake
Date of Obit: December 5, 1990
Newspaper Name: The Lexington Progress
Submitter's Name: Amanda Jowers

Services for James Mason McPeake will be today [Wednesday] at 2 p.m. at Collierville Methodist Church with burial in Collierville Cemetery. Collierville Funeral Home is in charge. Mr. McPeake, who was 58, died Monday in Collierville after a long illness. He was a broker in business for himself and a Methodist. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Patsy Martin McPeake of Collierville; two sons, Daniel McPeake of Collierville and David McPeake of Tampa, Fla.; his mother, Mrs. Lema McPeake of Lexington; two sisters, Dartha Veteto of Lexington and Beatrice Templeton of Brentwood, and four grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Mid South Transplant Foundation.


Clara Hanna Thompson Miller
Date of Obit: January 18, 1928
Newspaper Name: Memphis Commercial Appeal ?
Submitter's Name: Pamela Galloway

MILLER - At residence, 567 Bon Air Street (Highland Heights), Jan. 17, 1928, at 3:15 o'clock, Clara Hanna Thompson, wife of Amos Brady Miller and mother of Mrs. Anna Jones, Mrs. Helen Harrison, Kenneth and Lawrence Miller, aged 59 years. Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Ben Cox, will be held from the residence, 567 Bon Air Street (Highland Heights). Due notice of the time will be given.


Major Oscar Minor
Date of Obit: April 21, 1868
Newspaper Name: Memphis Daily Avalanche
Submitter's Name: Marla Zwakman

Major Oscar Minor, formerly a well known Memphian, died in Goldsboro, Texas, recently.


Velma (Barnes) Mitchell
Date of Obit: January 30, 2000
Newspaper Name: Memphis Commercial Appeal
Submitter's Name: Sara Hemp
NOTE: Parents: Walter & Ida (Bohlmeyer) Barnes

Velma Mitchell, 95, of Memphis, retired sales representative for Avon Products, died of heart failure Thursday at St. Peter Villa. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel with burial in Blocker Cemetery in Olive Branch, Miss. Mrs. Mitchell, the widow of Ralph E. Mitchell, leaves a daughter, Kay Mitchell, and a sister, Leola Moore, both of Memphis. The family requests that any memorials be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Methodist Healthcare Foundation.


Mrs. Carrie E. Moore
Date of Obit: November 11, 1936
Newspaper Name: Dallas Morning News
Transcriber's Name: Amanda Jowers

Dallasites’ Mother Died in Tennessee
Mrs. Carrie E. Moore, 79, mother of two Dallasites, died Tuesday at Memphis, Tenn. She was the wife of the late Rev. Francis Moore, former rector of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Somerville, Tenn. Mrs. Moore remained active in church work until a few years ago.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. P. L. Jackley, Dallas; Mrs. J. A. McDearman, Memphis, Tenn.; Mrs. Mary Jackson, Mason, Tenn., and Mrs. E. S. Routon, Saulsbury, Md., and four sons, George E. Moore, Dallas; Henry Moore, Little Rock; Paul Moore, Odessa, Kan., and Walter B. Moore, Houston.


Frank Moore
Date of Obit: Thursday, July 31, 1873
Newspaper Name: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA
Transcriber's Name: Bea. Adams King

MEMPHIS, TENN., July 28 - Frank Moore a well-known citizen of this place, was murdered at three o'clock this morning in his room in the presence of his wife. The murder is supposed to have been committed by burglars.


Leola (Barnes) Moore
Date of Obit: June 5, 2000
Newspaper Name: Memphis Commercial Appeal
Submitter's Name: Sara Hemp
NOTE: Parents: Walter & Ida (Bohlmeyer) Barnes

Leola Moore, 93, of Memphis, retired antiques dealer, died of emphysema Saturday at Wesley Highland Manor. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel with burial in Blocker Cemetery in Olive Branch. Mrs. Moore, the widow of Ralph H. Moore, leaves a niece who cared for her, Kay Mitchell of Memphis. The family requests that memorials be sent to a charity of the donor's choice.


Virginia Adair Moore
Date of Obit: January 18, 1928
Newspaper Name: Memphis Commercial Appeal?
Submitter's Name: Pamela Galloway

MOORE - In this city, Monday evening, Jan. 16, 1928, at 9 o'clock. Virginia Adair, daughter of A. N. and Bessie Waltrip Moore, sister of Yolande, Allene, Erma, Hazel and Theda Moore, aged two years. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Dr. E. F. Curle, and held at Thompson Brothers Mortuary, 257 Adams Avenue, yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon at 3 o'clock. Interment was in Elmwood Cemetery.


Fannie Mae Palmlee
Date of Obit: October 20, 1991
Newspaper Name: Memphis Commercial Appeal
Submitter's Name: Anna Newell

MOORE - In this city, Monday evening, Jan. 16, 1928, at 9 o'clock. Virginia Adair, daughter of A. N. and Bessie Waltrip Moore, sister of Yolande, Allene, Erma, Hazel and Theda Moore, aged two years. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Dr. E. F. Curle, and held at Thompson Brothers Mortuary, 257 Adams Avenue, yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon at 3 o'clock. Interment was in Elmwood Cemetery.


Mrs. Ada Marshall Perkins
Date of Obit: March 22, 1954
Newspaper Name: Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas
Submitters Name: Amanda Jowers

Dallas friends Sunday received word of the death of Mrs. Ada Marshall Perkins, former resident of Dallas, who died Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ed McLemore, in Memphis, Tenn. She was the widow of J. C. James Perkins of Memphis. The couple was married in Dallas about fifty years ago. She was graduated from the old Dallas High School, now N. R. Crozier Technical High. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at the Cosmopolitan Funeral Home in Memphis. Also surviving are three sons, Jim Perkins, Dan Perkins, and John Perkins.

Martin Pipkins
Date of Obit: June 24, 1953
Newspaper Name: Memphis Commercial Appeal
Submitted by: prgalloway@sbcglobal.net

PIPKINS - Funeral services for the late MARTIN PIPKINS, who passed June 20, 1953, will be held this (Wednesday) morning at 11 a.m. from our chapel. Rev. P.E. Brooks will officiate. Interment in New Park. Qualls & Co., 479 Vance Ave. service.

Betty M. Pittman
Date of Obit: April 15, 1871
Newspaper Name: Memphis Daily Appeal
Transcribed as written by D. Donlon


Died
In this city, on the morning of the 14th instant, Mrs. Betty M. Pittman, wife of J. W. Pittman, and daughter of L. R. Richards, Esq.
The friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend her funeral, on this (Saturday) morning, at 10 o’clock, from the First Presbyterian Church. Services by the Rev. E. M. Richardson.

W. N. Porter
Date of Obit: Wednesday, December 16, 1846
Newspaper Name: The Weekly Nashville Union, (Nashville, TN); Issue 28; col A
Transcribed by: Amanda Jowers

DEATH OF CAPTAIN W. N. PORTER - It is with sincere regret we learn the death of Capt. W. N. Porter, one of the gallant sons of Tennessee, who raised a company and marched at its head to Mexico. He died at New Orleans, and his body has been conveyed to Memphis to be interred. Capt. Porter was a brave and generous hearted man - his untimely death will be mourned by a wide circle of friends.

Sarah R. (Long) Rembert
Date of Obit: April 15, 1871
Newspaper Name: Memphis Daily Appeal
Transcribed as written by D. Donlon


Died
At her residence, near Memphis, on Thursday afternoon, April 13, 1871, in her sixty-eighth year, Mrs. Sarah R. Rembert, relict of James Rembert, and daughter of Colonel Nicholas Long, of Georgia.
Funeral services at the Central Methodist Church, Union street, this (Saturday) afternoon at 3 o’clock.
Savannah, (GA) papers please copy.

Vena Kerr Ricketts
Date of Obit: June 20, 1969
Newspaper Name: The Lexington Progress
Submitted by: Amanda Jowers

Rites Were Friday For Mrs. Ricketts - Services for Mrs. Vena Kerr Ricketts were Friday in Memphis. Mrs. Ricketts, 72, died at Methodist Hospital after a long illness. She was a Methodist. She leaves her husband, A. B. Ricketts; two daughters, Mrs. W. L. Moffatt Jr. of Memphis and Mrs. A. C. Geisinger of Storm Lake, Iowa; two brothers, Leonard J. Kerr of Memphis and Earl A. Kerr of Nashville; two sisters, Mrs. W. A. Thompson and Mrs. Horace Allen of Savannah.

Dr. Ben L. Schoolfield
Date of Obit: March 12, 1958
Newspaper Name: Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas
Transcriber's Name: Amanda Jowers

Funeral services for Dr. Ben L. Schoolfield, 69, a pioneer Dallas orthopedic surgeon who died last week in Terrell after a long illness, were held Saturday in Memphis, Tenn. Burial was in the family cemetery in a rural area of Shelby County, Tenn. Dr. Schoolfield was born and reared near Memphis, Tenn. He was graduated in 1911 from what is now the University of Tennessee Medical School in Memphis. He served his internship in Memphis and New York City. He practiced medicine in the Memphis area until entering the service during World War I, assigned to the U. S. Army Base Hospital in Paris. While in France he attended the University of Lyons, receiving special training in orthopedic surgery.
Dr. Schoolfield studied further in New York City after the war, then moved to Dallas in 1921 to enter practice as an orthopedic surgeon. He retired in 1956 due to ill health. He was the author of many articles on orthopedic surgery and originated several particular operations including a special flat foot correction technique. His wife, the former Miss Mari Aubrey Skielvig, whom he married in September of 1927 survives. Also surviving are two sons, Dudle Schoolfield and James Schoolfield, both of Dallas, a brother, O. B. Schoolfield and a sister Mrs. H. P. Colby, both of Memphis, Tenn.

Albert Sgalata
Date of Obit: November 21, 1923
Newspaper Name: Memphis Commercial Appeal ?
Submitter's Name: Pamela Galloway

SGALATA - At St. Joseph's Hospital, Tuesday afternoon, November 20, 1923, at 5:40 o'clock. Albert, husband of Ola May Jones Sgalata; son of Henrietta Sgalata; brother of Eugene, Augustine, Joseph and Annie Sgalata; aged 29 years. Funeral will take place from the residence, No. 330 Winchester Avenue. Due notice of the time will be given.

William T. Sherman
Date of Obit: November 1, 1863
Newspaper Name: Portrait Monthly, New York
Submitter's Name: Candi H.

Many who visited General Sherman during his command in Memphis, Tenn., observed with interest a bright-eyed, happy boy of nine years, whose cheerful ways gave an unwonted cheerfulness to headquarters. Such will learn with deep sympathy that that merry voice is still, and those active limbs at rest forever. “William T. Sherman, died at 5 P. M., October 4, 1863, aged nine years,” is the melancholy record of a life which promised to his parents honors and length of days.
William was a fine, stout, healthy lad. He was taken with a slight fever on the Atlantic, having but recently left his father's camp on the Big Black. He sank rapidly. Immediately on his father's arrival at Memphis, he was taken to the Gayoso House, and every attention paid him, but in vain. His mother, with her remaining children, had but a melancholy journey home with the remains of little William and his precious memory. The military and citizens were invited to accompany the remains as they were borne from the Gayoso House to the steamer War Eagle.

Mary A. Taylor Shore
Date of Obit: January 18, 1928
Newspaper Name: Memphis Commercial Appeal
Submitter's Name: Pamela Galloway

SHORE - At residence, 1115 Jackson Avenue, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 1928, at 12 o'clock noon, Mary Agnes Taylor, age 70 years, wife of the late Edsin H. Shore; mother of R. E. and Lutie A. Shore. Funeral services will be held at the residence of her niece, Miss Mary L. Harrison, 1110 Jackson Avenue this (Wednesday) morning at 10 o'clock. Friends invited. Interment in Forest Hill Cemetery. Spencer Sturia Service.

Mary Wilson Strauther
Date of Obit: January 18, 1928
Newspaper Name: Memphis Commercial Appeal ?
Submitter's Name: Pamela Galloway

STRAUTHER - At residence, 369 Cottage Street, Monday evening, Jan. 16, 1928, Mary Wilson Strauther, beloved wife of Lee Strauther, sister of Rubin Wilson. Funeral services will be conducted from the funeral parlors of S. W. Qualls & Company this (Wednesday) morning at 11 o'clock with Rev. S. A. Owens officiating. Interment in New Park Cemetery. Friends invited. S. W. Qualls & Company, funeral directors.


Mrs. Franz Weisskopff
Date of Obit: May 21, 1950
Newspaper Name: Dallas Morning News
Transcriber's Name: Amanda Jowers

Mrs. Franz Weisskopff, 86, a part-time resident of Dallas, died Saturday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. A. F. Allen, in Memphis, Tenn., relatives reported. Mrs. Weisskopff lived while in Dallas with her daughter, Mrs. H. C. Towies, 4716 Cherokee Trail.
A native of Germany, she came to the United States in 1884 and settled in Sequin. Her husband died in 1910. He was a Lutheran minister. Mrs. Weisskopff is also survived by a son, M. A. Weisskopff of Dallas; ten grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Funeral services and burial will be Monday in Seguin.


William D. Wilkes
Date of Obit: The Lexington Progress, April 28, 1999
Submitted by: Christine Walters

Services for William D. Wilkes were Monday April 26, 1999 at Memphis Funeral Home Germantown Pkwy. with burial in Memory Hill Gardens. Mr. Wilkes, 72, died Thursday April 22, 1999 at Methodist Central Hospital. He was accounting clerk at Armour Meat Packing. HE leaves his wife, Mrs. Sue Wilkes of Memphis; a daughter, Julia Hailey of Memphis; a brother Paul of Bartlett and a grandchild.

Michael H. Wilkins
Date of Obit: The Lexington Progress, April 10, 1991
Submitted by: Christine Walters

Services for Michael H. Wilkins were Friday at Memphis Funeral Home with burial in West Union Cemetery in Millington. Mr. Wilkins who was 47, died at his home Wednesday in Memphis. He was a counselor for the Exchange Club Child Abuse Prevention Center of the Greater Memphis and Shelby County area. He was the son of the late Russell H. Wilkins of Lexington. He leaves a daughter, Mickey W. Ransom of Millington; a son Russell of Jackson; his mother, Dorothy Reed Wilkins Smith; his stepfather, Bill Smith, Millington; two half-sisters Berceda Beam of Colorado and Debbie Pearl of Linden; a half-brother, Charles Smith of Millington and his grandmother, Mrs. Grace T. Wilkins of Lexington.

James Bascom Williams
Date of Obit: 23 May 1955
Newspaper: Memphis Appeal
Submitted by: Lisa Kay Williams

WILLIAMS - Obit: grandfather, father, husband, wife-annie miles bogard. were married on november 12, 1912/ he died on may 21, 1955. he was born on august. 15, 1892. they had 5 boys: James B. Williams, Jr., of Memphis, John B. Williams of Memphis; Robert H. Williams of Memphis; William C. Williams of Walls, Mississippi; and Jere Wayne Williams of Memphis; and 5 girls: Anna Williams of Memphis; Christine Sweat of Memphis; Alice Williams of Memphis; Katherine Williams of Paragould, Ark.; Doris Williams Lee, Paragould, Ark..


Mollie Williams
Date of Obit: June 24, 1953
Submitted by: Pamela R. Galloway

WILLIAMS - At her residence 1397 Kentucky St., June 21, at 5:05 p.m. MRS. MOLLIE WILLIAMS; Mother of Mrs. Mary Robinson, of Memphis; Maybelle Johnson, of Chicago, Ill.; Mrs. Annie Lucas of Marianna, Ark.; Mrs. Saunders Williams of Dublin, Miss., a host of grandchildren; mother-in-law of Mr. James C. Robinson. Other relataives and friends survive. Body in state at Martin Temple CME Church (Kansas & Parkway) Wednesday June 24, from 6 until 8 p.m. Funeral Services at 8 p.m. Rev. J. C. Robinson, officiating. Interment in New Park Cemetery, Thursday June 25, at 10 a.m. Southern Funeral Home.


Nancy Ella (Holman) Williams
Date of Obit: The Lexington Progress, July 31, 1942
Submitted by: Christine Walters

Mrs. Nancy Ella Williams, age 81, died at her home in Memphis Thursday afternoon of last week. She is survived by her daughters, Mrs. Virgil Walls and Mrs. A.G. Hinton of Memphis. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church at McLemoresville. Mrs. Williams will be remembered in Lexington as the wife of the Rev. J.P. Williams, a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church and later a photographer.

Richie James Willis
Date of Obit: The Lexington Progress, April 11, 2001
Submitted by: Christine Walters

Graveside services for Richie James Willis were Friday April 6, 2001 at Memory Hill Gardens with the Memphis Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Willis, 83, died April 3, 2001 at St. Francis Hsp. of heart failure. He worked in maintenance for the City of Memphis. He leaves hiw wife, Mrs. Lorraine Willis of Memphis; a daughter Sherry L. of State College PA and a brother Paul WIllis of Milledgeville.

William Ray Wooley
Date of Obit: The Lexington Progress, June 21, 1995
Submitted by: Christine Walters

Services for WIlliam Ray Wooley were held at Forest Hill East Funeral Home in Memphis with burial in Forest Hill East Cemetery. Mr. Wooley 68, died at St. Francis Hsp. in Memphis. He was a retired truck driver. He leaves his wife Mary Inez Wooley of Memphis; two daughter Carol Forrester of Memphis, Linda Wooley of Slidell LA; a son Ken of Nashville; four sisters, Ruby Moore of Decaturville, Pauline Gilliam of Yuma, Mary Craig of Puryear and Sarah Watson of Lexington; three brothers, Roy Wooley of Lexington, John L. of Memphis and Jessie of Eads.

Robert Wylie, Jr.
Date of Obit: The Lexington Progress, November 1, 2000
Submitted by: Christine Walters

Robert Wylie Jr. age 67, a retired owner and operator of Electric Supply and Motor Shop died at his home Tuesday Oct. 17, 2000 of a gunshot wound. Mr. Wylie was born in Boulton TN., in Shelby County son of the late Robert and Sarah Home Wylie. He grew up in Burnswick TN in Shelby County. He graduated Bolton High School and was an all star Basketball and Baseball player in Shelby County. He was employed by Ford Motor for two years, prior to entering the service in 1953. Mr. Wylie served overseas during the Korean War. He was in the US Army and was discharged in 1955. After returning from the service he was married to Lequita Pickett in 1957. He worked as an agent for Life and Georgia Insurance Co. and owned and operated a Service Station in Ellendale TN. He moved to Forrest City AR in 1959 and established Bob's Electric Motor Shop in 1965. He opened an additional shop. The Tri County Supply Co., in Forrest City AR. He opened additional stores in West Helena AR in 1970, Wynn AR in 1974 and Batesville AR in 1994. Mr. Wylie semi-retired in 1995 and moved to Lexington TN on Piney Lake where he enjoyed fishing and spending time on his farm in Chester County. He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Memphis and AR. After returning to TN he attended Hopewell Baptist Church. He was a School Board Member of Forrest Academy in Forrest City AR for fifteen years and also served as Trustee for the School. Mr. Wylie received many Service Awards from General Motor Division for Innovations Services he performed. He was diagnosed with cancer in June of 2000 and this contributed to the cause of his death. He was survived by wife, Lequita Pickett Wylie of Lexington; two daughters Anita Todd and husband Kenneth Todd of Batesville AR and Patricia Stave and husband, Craig Stave of Batesville AR. Mr. Wylie was preceded in death by one infant son, Robert Michael Wylie in 1961. He leaves two grandsons Tyson Todd and McKenzie Stave both of Batesville AR and two granddaughters Kristi Todd and Madison Stave, both of Batesville AR; a sister Anne Monette Goodman of Bartlett TN; one brother Louis Wylie of Destin FL. Services will be at Chapel of Leon Johnson Funeral with Rev. Bobby Cupples officiating and burial in Sweetlips Cemetery in Chester County. Pallbearers to serve will be W.C. McCain, Bill Rice, Bill Everhart, Richard Brady, Chuck Forrester, Jack Roath, Gene McCain and Glen Weston.

Mrs. Alexander L. Yancy
Date of Obit: Raleigh Register , March 2, 1847
Submitted by: Linda Rodriguez

Yancy, Mrs. Alexander L. (Daughter of Thomas Bragg Sr.) January 29. Germantown, Tenn. R.R. March 2, 1847
(Source: Marriages and Death Notices in Raleigh Register and North Carolina State Gazette 1846-1855)


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