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GAMES, OPAL ALINE
The four year old daughter Mr. R. F. Games, of South Covington, died Tuesday evening at 7 o'clock of blood poisoning and was buried the day following at Kerrville. (The Covington Leader, Thursday, August 30, 1917) Card of Thanks - We take this means of expressing our most grateful thanks to our neighbors and relatives who were so kind to us and who extended us so much help and sympathy during the illness and death of our little daughter, Opal Aline. - R. F. Games and Wife. (The Covington Leader, Thursday, August 30, 1917)
GARLAND, BESSIE A.
Mrs. Bessie A. Garland died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton in Covington after a long illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Canaan MB Church, where she was a member, with burial in Townsend Cemetery. Barlow Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Garland, the widow of William Garland, leaves two daughters, Mrs. Reaver Barlow Bell of Chicago and Ms. Ethel Mae Garland of Covington; four sons, William E. Garland and James Garland, both of Chicago, Lorn Garland of Detroit and Hal Garland of Covington; a stepson, George Garland of Covington; a sister, Mrs. Ollie M. Harris of Fulton, Ky., 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. (The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Saturday, July 14, 1990)
GARLAND, EVELYN CLAIRE
Evelyn Claire Garland, 39, of Knoxville, formerly of Covington, attorney for the general counsel of the Tennessee Valley Authority, died Thursday near here. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church with burial in Henderson (Tenn.) City Cemetery. Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home has charge. A graduate of Lambuth College in Jackson she graduated first in her class from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville School of Law. Mrs. Garland, wife of Morris Herndon, also leaves a sister, Nancy Garland Peeler of Covington. (The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Saturday, February 8, 1992)
Benjamin Gatlin, aged three years, son of Mr. J. M. Gatlin, who lives one mile south of the city, was kicked in the head by a mule while playing in the lot, Friday, and his skull was fractured. The unfortunate child died as result on Saturday night. The burial occurred at Munford cemetery Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock, Rev. C. E. Wauford conducting the funeral services. (The Covington Leader, Thursday, August 30, 1917)
Mary, the 14-month-old child of Mr. E. W. Gatlin, died at his home on South Main street Saturday afternoon after an illness of several months. The funeral services were held at the residence Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Robt. A. Clark, after which the burial occurred in Munford cemetery. (The Covington Leader, Thursday, July 19, 1917)
Miss Lelia Gee died at her home in the 2nd district, near Liberty Sunday morning, after a long illness, and was buried in the Gee graveyard Monday at 12 o'clock, Rev. T. Riley Davis conducting the funeral services. The deceased was a daughter of Mr. Robert I. Gee, was 42 years, nine months and five days old at the time of her passing away, and had been a member of Liberty Baptist church for many years. She is survived by her parents, one brother and three sisters. (The Covington Leader, Thursday, February 21, 1918)
GIBSON, MEDIA PAUL
Media Paul, infant daughter of Mr. L. M. Gibson, of the Phelan neighborhood, died Friday and was buried at Charleston the day following. (The Covington Leader, Thursday, August 30, 1917)
GIBSON, ROBERT JUSTUS
Robert Justus Gibson, 58, employee of Southwest Tennessee Electric for 42 years, died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Covington Memorial Gardens. He was a member of Charleston Baptist Church. Mr. Gibson, the husband of Donna Sage Gibson, also leaves two daughters, Vivian Saveley Summer and Pamela Gibson Clark, both of Covington; a son, Robert Justus Gibson Jr. of Orlando, Fla.; his mother, Blanche Faulk Gibson of Covington; three brothers, Clyde F. Gibson Jr. and Jimmy Gibson, both of Covington, and Billy Gibson of Memphis, and seven grandchildren. (The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Friday, July 30, 1993)
Covington - Leo Gilliam, 70, retired farmer, died Friday at Memphis Veterans Medical Center. Services will be at noon Friday at St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church near Covington, where he was a member, with burial in Charleston Cemetery near here. Thomas Funeral Home has charge. He was a World War II Army veteran. Mr. Gilliam, the husband of Roberta Matthews Gilliam, also leaves a son, Walter Gilliam, and a sister, Maggie Page, both of Covington, 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. (The Commercial Appeal, Thursday, July 29, 1993)
Hannah Givens, colored, died at her home in this city Tuesday morning, and was buried in the Townsend graveyard Wednesday. (The Covington Leader, Thursday, February 14, 1918)
Mr. Albert Glass, a well known citizen of Garland, died last Friday after several months of ill health. He suffered mostly from a tumor in the head and underwent an unsuccessful operation for its removal. Mr. Glass was 32 years of age and a prosperous young farmer with many friends who esteemed him highly. His untimely death is sincerely regretted. He is survived by his wife and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Glass of Garland. The funeral was held in the Methodist church Saturday morning, Rev. A. H. Bezzo conducting the services, after which the interment followed in Shiloh cemetery. (The Covington Leader, Thursday, August 9, 1917)
In Memory of Albert Glass
(1/18/1886 - 8/3/1917) Albert Glass, son of Newton and Mary Glass, was born January 18, 1886, died August 3, 1917, age 31 years, 6 months and 15 days. He was the fifth one of the family called, three brothers and one sister preceding him. Father, mother, three brothers and two sisters left behind to fight life’s battles. On September 22nd, 1909, Albert was married to Miss Anna Elam, which union appeared to be a happy one. In his hours of affliction they were so affectionate to each other. Some months before his death he was afflicted with something like an abscess of the brain. On June 18 before his death he was carried to Memphis and underwent an operation returning home about two weeks before his death. The night before the operation in conversation with his wife, he expressed his hope in Jesus, and gave to her as an evidence, that he had quit his bad language. He expressed an anxiety to go to the quarterly meeting doubtless with an intention of joining the church. We treasure up hopes that he is at rest, though he missed so many joys by putting off till his last days. Albert was a cheerful jolly fellow, a good neighbor and citizen, and had many friends. He bore his afflictions very patiently, being cheerful when at himself. His wife, and loved ones watched over him very faithfully to the end. His funeral was conducted August 4, 1917 by the family’s pastor, Eld. Bezzo, assisted by the Baptist pastor, Eld. R.L. Bell. The Master will knock at my door some night, and then in the silence, hushed and dim, will wait for my coming with lamp light to open immediately to him. Written by a friend Newspaper Unknown - (Submitted by Susan Krall and Leslie Roane)
GLASS, ANNIE DELK
Jan. 1, 1915 – Feb. 7, 1996
Graveside services for Annie Delk Glass of Covington were conducted by Myron Klesner on Friday morning in Covington Memorial Gardens. Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home Inc. was in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Glass died in Baptist Memorial Hospital-Central in Memphis of respiratory failure. She was a member of the Central Christian Church in Covington. The widow of David Woodrow Glass, she is survived by a son, Norris A. Glass of Covington; two sisters, Mabel McDow of Memphis and Mildred Meek of Pennsacola, Fl.; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. (Submitted by Susan Krall & Leslie Roane from the Covington Leader, Feb 1996)
GLASS, ARNON (Jr)
Jul. 16, 1932 - Mar. 25, 2013 A.G. "Junior" Glass, 80, a farmer, died Monday, March 25, 2013 at his home. He leaves his wife, Joan Johnson Glass, daughter Jo Lynn (Royce) Petty of Mason; sons Willie Glass and Marlin (Tina) Glass, both of Covington; sisters Frances Bringle of Brighton and Bettye Nichols of Covington, La.; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. Visitation was 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home with services 11 a.m. Thursday, March 28, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, where he was a member. Interment will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. The family asks that any memorials be sent to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church or Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Mr. Glass was preceded in death by his parents, A.G. Glass, Sr. and Thelma Dawson Glass; and his two sisters, Helen Fryer and Dorothy McDow. [Submitted by Susan Krall and Leslie Roane - Commercial Appeal on March 27, 2013]
GLASS, BISHOP EDMOND
Illness is Fatal to B. E. Glass Sr. - Bishop Edmond Glass Sr. died at 5:55 p.m. Saturday in his home in the Detroit community, following an illness of about four months. He was 78. Mr. Glass was born and spent most of his life at Detroit. He was one of the first commercial fishermen in the county. He was also a retired farmer. He married Miss Hautie Pace, who survives him, 39 years ago. Services were held by the Rev. W. L. Hill, assisted by the Rev. E. V. Underhill, pastor of the First Methodist Church, at 2 p.m. Monday in the Elm Grove Methodist Church. Burial under the direction of Maley Funeral Home, was in Munford Cemetery. Besides his wife, Mr. Glass leaves three sons: Bishop E. Glass Jr. of Burlison, J.C. Glass of Covington and Orris Glass of Burlison and six daughters, Mrs. Eunice Massey and Mrs. Theo Puckett of Memphis, Mrs. Mattie Anderson of Detroit, Mrs. Opal McClure of Chattanooga, Mrs. Dorothy Turner of Humboldt and Mrs. June Ward of Chicago. [Published in The Covington Leader on February 28, 1952; submitted by Leslie Roane and Susan Krall]
GLASS, CARL E.
Sept. 23, 1961 – March 28, 1994
Services for Carl Edward Glass of Merigold, Ms., formerly of Covington, were conducted by Rev. Phillip Tidwell on Wednesday morning in the chapel of Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home Inc. Burial was in R.H. Munford Cemetery in Covington. Mr. Glass who was disabled, died of heart failure in North Sunflower County Hospital in Ruleville, Ms. A son of R.W. “Buddy” Glass of Covington and the late Katie Pruitt Glass, he was a Baptist. Beside his father, he is survived by a son, Carl Glass Jr. of Clarksdale, Ms.; two brothers, William Glass of Charleston, Ms., and Anthony Glass of Drew, Ms., and three sisters, Janie Laporte, Juanita Chamberlain and Connie Rone of Drew. [unknown newspaper, c. March 1994; submitted by Leslie Roane and Susan Krall]
GLASS, DAVID LAUDERDALE
Lifelong Citizen Answers Call - Died October 30,1921
David Lauderdale Glass 86 years of age died at 5 o’clock Sunday morning at his home in Garland, following an illness of only a few days, resulting from a stroke of paralysis. He had been in feeble health for several months, but was very active and alert for a man of his advanced age. He was perhaps the oldest native citizen of Tipton County at the time of his death, and was a descendant of one of the earliest pioneers in West Tennessee, as well as Tipton County. Mr. Glass was born in the vicinity of Covington, Tenn. on February 15,1836, and was a son of Samuel Glass, a pioneer citizen of Tipton County, who served as sheriff of this County a few years after it was organized under the state Constitution in 1823. The Mother of the deceased was a daughter of Nathan Hartsfield, in whose home, which was a short distance Southwest of what is now Covington, (at that time a wilderness) the first County Court of Tipton County, of which Hartsfield was one of the four members, met and organized as above stated, in the year 1823, and continued in office for several years during the earliest development period of the County. In 1860 Mr. Glass married Miss Matilda Jane Roe. To this union one child was born, Mrs. John Calvin Kelley of Portageville, Mo. who survives him. During his youth he connected himself with the Shiloh Methodist Church and since the day of this conversation he had been a zealous and faithful follower of the cross. It can be truly said of him that his life was consecrated to the most sacred and uplifting causes of mankind. He was gentle in disposition, strong in character, and indulgent husband and father. Several orphan children were reared to manhood and womanhood in his home, sharing the advantages of it the same as though they were his own flesh and blood. His character was built upon a foundation of stone, which was for him his admiration, respect and esteem of those who knew him. His life will always be a influence for good in the community of which he lived. Mr. Glass lived in the vicinity where he breathed his last breath all his life, with the exception of this city, returning to Garland thereafter to spend his remaining days among old friends, neighbors and his kindred. His death was a loss to the whole community. The funeral was held at the Garland Methodist Church at 10:30 o’clock Monday morning, Rev. G. W. Tracey assisted by Rev. S.R. Hart, conducting the services in the presence of a large congregation of friends and relatives. The burial took place in Shiloh Cemetery after the funeral services. He leaves a wife Mrs. Matilda Jane Glass, a daughter Mrs. John Calvin Kelley, of Portageville, Mo., several grandchildren and two Brothers, James, and J. N. Glass of Garland. (The Covington Leader - Date Unknown) (Submitted by Susan Krall and Leslie Roane)
GLASS, DURA H.
Feb. 24, 1911 – Feb. 20, 1996
Services for Dura Hensley Glass of Covington will be on Thursday at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home Inc. with Dr. Mickey Carpenter officiating. Burial will be in R. H. Munford Cemetery in Covington. Mrs. Glass, the widow of Floyd R. Glass, died in Covington Care Center of heart failure. A native of Covington, her parents were Will and Bessie Goode Hensley. She was a member of the Covington First United Methodist Church. She is survived by a son, Henry Floyd Glass of Covington; a daughter, Shirley Glass Young of Minneapolis, Mn.; two brothers, J.L. Hensley of Garland and William Hensley of Memphis; two sisters, Ruby Bilderback and Elizabeth Shankle of Garland; four grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. The family requests any memorials be sent to Covington First United Methodist Church. (Submitted by Susan Krall & Leslie Roane from the Covington Leader, date unknown)
GLASS, EDWARD FRANKLIN
7/4/1917 - 9/25/2002 Age 85, of Atoka,farmer, died Wednesday at Methodist Healthcare-University Hospital. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Munford (Tenn.) Funeral Home with Burial in Helen Crigger Cemetery. He was a member of Randolph Assembly of God. Mr. Glass, the husband of Kathryn Andrews Glass for 58 years, also leaves four daughters, Brenda Overby, June Lantrip and Bobbie Glass, all of Atoka, and Jean Ballard of Burlison; two sons, Bill Glass of Millington and Johnny Glass of Atoka; four sisters, Hazel Jackson, Mary Max and Annie Lee Roach, all of Covington, and Alma Bryson of Brighton; a brother Buddy Glass of Burlison, 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. [Published in The Commercial Appeal 9/27/2002) Submitted by Susan Krall and Leslie Roane]
GLASS, EDWARD SHERROD
Died at 9:30a.m. Wednesday at his home near Detroit. His death followed a long illness he was 73. Mr. Glass was born and spent all his life in the Detroit community. He was a farmet. Services were held by the Rev. R.B. Owens, pastor of the Smyrna Baptist Church at 2 o’clock this afternoon in the Elm Grove Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Elm Grove Cemetery with Maley Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Glass is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mamie Glass; three sons, Edward Glass, B. H. Glass and Luther V. Glass and three daughters, Mrs. Hazel Jackson, Mrs. Alma Bryson and Miss Mary Fannie Glass, all of Detroit. He also leaves a number of grandchildren. [Published in The Covington Leader June 7, 1951; submitted by Susan Krall and Leslie Roane]
GLASS, ISAAC NEWTON
An old and most highly esteemed Tipton county citizen aged 82 years, nine months and 22 days, died at his home at Garland Friday morning. Mr. Glass had been in poor health for some two or three months prior to his passing, but heart trouble was the immediate cause of his death. The funeral of Mr. Glass was held in the Garland Methodist church Saturday morning at 10:30 o’clock, the services being conducted by Rev. W. L. Drake, pastor of the Covington (Methodist) circuit, after which the interment took place in Shiloh cemetery, near Garland. Mr. Glass was born in the 12th district of Tipton county on May 6, 1847, and all of his long, useful and highly exemplary life was spent in the community where he first saw the light of day. He was married to Miss Mollie Moffatt, of Macon, Ga., on March 21, 1871, professed faith in Christ in 1882, became a member of the Methodist church in 1896 and had been a consistent and consecrated member of that church since that time. He had held the positions of steward, Sunday school superintendent and church trustee since connecting himself with the church. He was also a singer of gospel songs, his last song a few days before his death being “My Faith Looks Up to Thee.” One daughter and four sons preceded him to the grave, but his wife and three sons, Messrs, Jones, Herman and Lee Glass, and two daughters, Mrs. John Henry Glass and Miss Ina Glass, all of Garland are left surviving. Mr. Glass was a man of great piety and passed away happy in his faith and ready to meet death’s call. [Covington Leader Thursday Mar. 6, 1930 - submitted by Susan Krall and Leslie Roane]
Dec. 19, 1921
Mr. James Glass a venerable citizen of the Garland community, died at the home of his son, Mr. David Glass, Monday morning, following a lingering illness. He was a lifelong member of the Methodist church, an active layman and was highly esteemed by all who knew him. At the time of his death he was one of the oldest native citizens of this county, being 81 years of age. The funeral was held at 11 o’clock Tuesday morning, Rev. S.R. Hart conducting the services at the residence of Mr. David Glass. The burial took place in old Shiloh cemetery, beside his wife, who preceded him to the grave a few years ago. He is survived by three sons, Samuel Johnson Glass, John Henry and David Glass, all of this county. Submitted by Susan Krall and Leslie Roane)
GLASS, JAMES JR
After an illness of only two weeks, James Glass, Jr., aged 15 years, lacking five days, passed away at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Glass of the Oak Grove vicinity. Friday morning at 8 o’clock, pneumonia being the cause of his death. The funeral was conducted by Rev. C.H. Parish, pastor of Oak Grove and Liberty churches, at the family residence Saturday morning at 10 o’clock, with interment following in Walton graveyard. Jimmy, as he was familiarly known, had been a member of the Baptist church for three years and was an active worker in the Sunday school and B.X. P. U. of his church. Though just a lad, he had made many friends in the neighborhood where he lived. [Published in The Covington Leader on Thursday, November 12, 1925; submitted by Leslie Roane and Susan Krall]
GLASS, JAMES TAYLOR
Aug 17, 1865 - Dec 17, 1934 James Taylor Glass, 69, life-long resident of Tipton county, died at his Atoka residence Monday morning, December 17, at 8 o’clock , after being in ill health for some months. Funeral services, held at the Salem Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church at 10:30 o’clock Tuesday morning, were conducted by Dr. C. B. Betts, pastor, assisted by Rev. W. F. Cooley, pastor of Atoka and Munford Methodist Churches. Interment was in the Salem cemetery. Mr. Glass was born in the old family homestead about one and one-half miles from his home at the time of his death. He resided there continuously until a short while ago when ill health forced his retirement from active farm duties. He then moved with whom he had made his home for years and who is his sole immediate survivor, to Atoka, where he has since resided. Mr. Glass was a member of the A. R. P. Church and lived a consistent Christian life. He had many warm friends in Covington and other places as well as in his home vicinity. He was highly respected for his business acumen and exemplary life. [Published in the Covington Leader on Thursday, December 20, 1934; Submitted by Leslie Roane and Susan Krall)
GLASS, JOHN HENRY
Died at his home in Garland at 1:10 Sunday morning following a three-day illness. He was 78 years old. Mr. Glass spent all of his life at Garland and was a farmer until he retired. A member of the Garland Methodist Church he had served as trustee and a steward in the church for many years. He helped to make the bricks that are in the present church building. He completed his 18th year of attending Sunday School every Sunday on the second Sunday in April. Services were held by his pastor, the Rev. H.H. Eates, assisted by the Rev. M. C. Padgett and the Rev. S.B. Morrison, in the Garland Methodist Church at 10:30 o’clock Monday morning. Interment was in Munford Cemetery with Maley Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Glass leaves his wife, Mrs. Mamie Glass; two sons, Charlie Glass of Garland and Floyd Glass of Covington and two brothers, Dave Glass of Garland and Jim Glass of Oak Grove. [Published in The Covington Leader on Thursday, May 11, 1950) submitted by Leslie Roane and Susan Krall]
GLASS, MAGGIE VIRGINIA (Black)
A former resident of this county, died July 24 at her home in Charleston, Mo. Mrs. Glass was born February 23, 1877 in Tipton county. She moved to Missouri 17 years ago. Mrs. Glass is survived by her husband, Luther F. Glass and 11 children. She is also survived by three brothers, W.D. Black, Tom Black and John Black; five sisters, Mrs. Claud Pickard, Mrs. Will Whitehorn and Mrs. Jesse Thomas, all of Tipton county, and Mrs. C. P. Wicker of Bertrand, Mo. The funeral service was held at the Baptist Church at Charleston with interment at Charleston. [Published in The Covington Leader on July 31, 1941; Submitted by Susan Krall and Leslie Roane]
Wife of Mr. Johnson Glass, died at the home of her father, Mr. John Smith, in the 12th district Sunday morning at 10 o'clock, after a long illness and was buried on the following morning at Shiloh at 10 o'clock, the funeral service being conducted by Rev. R. A. Clark, assisted by Rev. T. Riley Davis. Mrs. Glass would have been 40 years of age on the day of her burial and had been a member of the Methodist church for many years. One son and two daughters survive. (The Covington Leader, Thursday, August 30, 1917)
GLASS, MARIA ELIZABETH
(8/12/1880 - 8/15/1920) Mrs. Maria Elizabeth Glass, aged 40 years and three day, died from a long siege of tuberculosis Sunday evening, August 15 at 8 o’clock. Mrs. Glass was born August 12, 1880, and was married to Mr. David N. Glass February 2, 1899. To this union were born six children - three boys and three girls. She leaves a husband, six children and a host of friends to mourn her death. She professed faith in Christ in 1889 and was baptized into the Oak Grove Baptist church. She moved her membership to the Garland Baptist church, where she was a member at the time of her death. She was a sincere and devoted Christian, in whose piety everybody had unbounded confidence. She was diligent in the search of the Scriptures. When she was too weak to hold her Bible, her little daughter , Lillie May, held her book that she might read. Such a typical student of the Bible, it would be well for everyone to emulate. She was a flower of God’s creation; the earth was enriched by her unselfish exemplary Christian Life. From her life poured a constant stream of deeds of loving service for God and humanity. In her home, church, neighborhood, she was the embodiment of kindness, charity and fidelity to lofty ideals. To know her was to love her. Many will arise in the great day to call her blessed for the deeds which she did. She leaves to her children the heritage of a good name, which is better to be chosen than great riches. Funeral services were held at Walton graveyard Monday afternoon at 5 o’clock, conducted by trv. J.E. McPeake and W.R. Pockelt in the presence of a large crowd. (The Covington Leader on August 19, 1920 - Submitted by Susan Krall and Leslie Roane).
GLASS, MATILDA JANE ROE
On Saturday, October 18, Mrs. Matilda Roe Glass, widow of the late David Lauderdale Glass, died at the home of her son-in-law, Mr. W. F. Wilson, near Brighton. Mrs. Glass was born in Lincoln county, Tennessee in 1842 being 88 years old at the time of her death. For many years she was a member of the Pisgah Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted at the Garland Methodist Church by Reverend W. L. Drake Sunday Morning following which internment occurred at Shiloh Cemetery. Her grandsons, Messrs: David, Stanley, and Roscoe Wilson and Bruce, Reese, and Albert Kelley were the pallbearers. Many grand-daughters and grandsons survive to mourn this estimable woman. [Unknown newspaper/date; Submitted by Susan Krall & Leslie Roane]
GLASS, MICHAEL S.
July 8, 1961-May 8, 1994
Michael S. "Mike" Glass of Randolph died in an automobile accident on Highway 59 West, near Randolph. Services were held on Tuesday morning in the chapel of Munford Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Pilcher officiating. Interment was in Helen Crigger Cemetery in Munford. Born in Memphis, a son of Buddy and Norma Jean Bowers Glass of Randolph, he was a farmer. In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sons, Christopher Steven and Samuel Dustin Glass; two sisters, Angie Glass Jackson and Elizabeth "Liz" Glass Renfrow, and his grandmother, Flossie Turnage Bowers, all of Randolph. [Submitted by Susan Krall & Leslie Roane from the Covington Leader 1994]
GLASS, MOLLIE J. (Moffatt)
Mrs. Mollie Glass, 80, died at her home at Garland Wednesday morning at 12:18 a.m. after an illness of 10 days. The funeral was held at the Garland Methodist church the same afternoon at 4 o'clock, the services being conducted by Rev. W. I. Drake, pastor of the Covington (Methodist) circuit, assisted by Rev. S.B. Morrison, her former pastor. The interment afterward took place in Shiloh cemetery. Mrs. Glass was the widow of the late I. N. Glass, and a daughter of the late Austin Moffatt, of Mississippi. Mrs. Glass is survived by two daughters, Mrs. J.H. Glass, Miss Ina Glass, and three sons, Herman, Jones and Lee Glass, all of this county. Mrs. Glass' husband, the late I.N. Glass, of revered memory, passed away early in January of this year and her grief over his passing was so great that she had not been well since that time. Mrs. Glass was a native of Tippah County, Miss. She had been a lifelong and consecrated member of the Methodist church, was an active church worker and her life was full of good works. Her passing is deeply deplored in the community where she led such a long and useful life. [from The Covington Leader on Thursday, June 19, 1930; Submitted by Susan Krall and Leslie Roane]
GLASS, NORMA JEAN
Infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Glass of Memphis, died at 2a.m. Saturday, August 4. Funeral services were held at the Memphis funeral home Saturday afternoon, interment occurring in Elmwood cemetery. Besides her parents, the child is survived by one brother, J.L. Glass Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Jim Glass, of Oak Grove, grandparents, attended the funeral from this vicinity. [Published in The Covington Leader; Submitted by Leslie Roane and Susan Krall **Special Note: On death certificate it says her name was Norma June Glass and that her father was Norman Glass and Norman Glass is who gave the info. Not sure if Norman was a nickname or if she had a different father but mother is the same.]
GLASS, ROBERT ALONZO
73 years old, died Friday at his home at Tabernacle following several years’ illness. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. E. Miles at the Rialto Baptist Church at 3 p.m. Friday, and burial was in Townsend cemetery with Maley Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mr. Glass was born in Hardeman county June 4, 1866, but spent most of his life in Tipton county. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Addie Glass; eight children, Mrs. Nora Pilkington and Mrs. Kay Shelly of Covington, Mrs. Clarence Eubanks of Augusta, Ga., and Vernie, Charles, Newt, Buck and Edward Glass, all of Covington; a brother John Glass of Gift; 27 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. [Published in The Covington Leader on March 14, 1940 - submitted by Susan Krall and Leslie Roane, Note: Headstone says he died on Nov. 22nd]
GLASS, RUTH R.
Dec. 20, 1920 – Feb. 22, 1994
Anna Ruth Roach Glass of Covington died in Methodist Hospital-Central in Memphis following short Illness. Services will be held on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in Covington First Baptist Church, where she was a member, with Dr. Bill Northcott and Rev. James Beard officiating. Interment will be in Walton Cemetery with Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home Inc. in charge of the arrangements. A daughter of Howard D. and Mamie Holliman Roach, she was a homemaker and a child care-giver. Mrs. Glass leaves her widower Robert E. Glass; five sons, Robert “Bob” and Danny Glass of Bartlett, William Ray Glass of Germantown, Donald Glass of Burlison and Phillip Glass of Covington; a daughter, Betty G. Gray of Memphis; four brothers, Charles Roach of Barstow, Ca., Roby Roach of Hesperia, Ca., Howard "Rusty" Roach of Romeoville, Il., and Jimmy D. Roach of Jacksonville, Fl.’ Two sisters, Helen Mason of Covington and Maxine Wright of Mountain Home, Ar., and 11 grandchildren. [unknown newspaper, c. Feb 1994; submitted by Leslie Roane and Susan Krall]
GLASS, SAMUEL JOHNSON
An Old-Fashioned Singing Master Dies Samuel Johnson Glass, 69, well known farmer and singer, died at a Memphis hospital at 1 p.m., Friday, November 23. Death followed a five-weeks’ confinement in the hospital and a period of invalidism which covered many months. Funeral services were conducted at the Walnut Grove Presbyterian Church, of which he was a member, Saturday morning at 11:30 o’clock interments following in Old Shiloh cemetery. Rev. W.B. Lockhart, pastor of the church, was assisted by Rev. A.D. Saulsbury, Rev. S.P. Poag and Rev. S.B. Morrison. Born in district no. 12, of this county, Mr. Glass spent his entire life here. He was a farmer, but his talents in singing early led him to devote a good part of his time to his accomplishment. Many of the older members of present Tipton county singing groups received their preliminary instruction from Prof. Glass, as he was generally known. Unusually affable by nature, Mr. Glass was known to practically every adult in the county. His weekly trips to Covington were in the nature of visits with friends from all communities, as he was personally known to members of every group he approached. The “Four Brothers Quartet” is broken because of his death. This well-known singing organization has for many years contributed to both church and school activities in all parts of the county. The surviving members of this group are his three brothers, Messrs. Jim, John Henry and Dave Glass. Three times married, Mr. Glass’ first wife was Miss Ellen Lavelle, of which union no children survive. Of the eight children born to his second marriage, which was to Miss Mamie Smith, three children survive, these being Mrs. Nina Owen, Miss Mandy Glass and Arnold Glass. Mr. Glass was married the third time to Mrs. Lola Wilson, no children being born to them. In addition to his brothers, children and last wife, he is also survived by four step-children: Floyd and Garner Wilson, and Mrs. Robbie Sue Cockrill and Mrs. Thelma Baker. [Published in The Covington Leader on November 29, 1934) submitted by Susan Krall and Leslie Roane Note: Headstone says he died on Nov. 22nd]
GLASS, SOPHIA ELIZABETH
Funeral services for Mrs. Sophia Elizabeth Glass, aged 70, who died Saturday, October 11, were conducted Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock at Kelley’s Chapel. Mrs. Glass was born and reared in Tipton County and moved to Cleveland about 40 years ago. She was a member of the Kelley’s Chapel Church. Mrs. Glass was the daughter of the late Marcus Lafayette and Amanda Luttrell. Her husband the late William Glass, preceded her in death 10 years ago. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Earl Starnes, assisted by the Rev. George W. Tracy. Interment was in Munford Cemetery in Covington. Maley Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Active pallbearers were Carl Luttrell, Dave Luttrell, Paul Luttrell, Ermon Luttrell, Claud Cole, Reese Kelley, Bruce Kelley and Ben Billings. Honorary pallbearers were J.C. Glass, Willie Cole, Fallen Cole, John Kelley and Billy Kelley. Mrs. Glass is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Lucy Amanda Bondra of Cleveland; four brothers, Lafayette, Silas Mack, Pinkney Nelson, Terrell L. Luttrell, all of the Garland community; one half brother, Will Billings of Garland; two sisters, Mrs. George W. Tracey and Mrs. Albert Alonzo Kelley, of Garland. Mrs. Bondra was accompanied on the trip from Cleveland by Mrs. Joe Swenton. Others attending the funeral from outside the county were Mess. Amy Kelley of Wilson, Ark., Mr. and Mrs. Carl Luttrell, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Kelley, Miss Jeanette Kelley, Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Cole, W. C. Cole and G. F. Cole, all of Memphis. (The Covington Leader - Thursday, Oct. 16, 1941) (Submitted by Susan Krall and Leslie Roane)
GLASS, TABITHA T.
Miss Tabitha T. Glass, 19, student, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital Tipton in Covington. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Covington Church of God in Christ, where she was a member, with burial in Townsend Cemetery. Barlow Funeral Home has charge. Miss Glass leaves her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Glass of Covington; a sister, Miss Yosette M. Glass of Covington; two brothers, Charlie Joyner and Wallace Glass, both of Covington, and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Bates of Henning. (The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Sunday, July 22, 1990)
BURNS ARE FATAL TO VERBLE GLASS
Dies in Memphis Hospital After Wreck at Frayser- Billings Burned Trying to Save Him Verbal Glass, 35, of Garland, was fatally burned when an empty log truck in which he was riding failed to make the curve a t Frazier and struck a telephone post, snapped the post off a few feet from the ground, overturned and caught on fire. Fred Billings, driver of the truck, states that the steering gear locked. The accident occurred early Friday night. The impact burst the gas tank, the gasoline spraying Glass and igniting. Billings succeeded in extricating the blazing man from the truck and witnesses state, Glass grew panic stricken, escaped from his rescuer and tried to run up the highway. Billings overtook him, threw him to the ground and stripped him of clothing, severely burning his hands, arms and lower legs. Passers by hurried to the rescue and wrapped Glass in blankets. Ambulances having been summoned, the injured man was rushed to a Memphis hospital, where he lingered until 3 o’clock Saturday morning. It is stated that h was so badly burned that no attempt was made to cloth him after his Death. Funeral Saturday Funeral services were held at Kelley’s Chapel at 3P.M. Saturday interment occurring in the Walton cemetery. Elder W.P. Stokes, of Curve was assisted by Rev. S. B. Morrison, pastor of the Covington Circuit and Rev. W. C. Tharp pastor of the Garland Baptist Church. The rest of this obituary was too blurred on the micofilm to read. (Published in the Covington Leader on Thursday, November 15, 1934; submitted by Susan Krall and Leslie Roane. His full name was William Verble Glass. Contributed by Sue Krall and Leslie Roane]
Age 49, died January 12, at Baptist Hospital, Memphis after a short illness. He was born and reared in Tipton county and had lived in the Gift community until Christmas when he moved with his family to the Holly Grove community. The funeral service was conducted at the residence of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Glass of Gift, January 13 by the Rev. G. W. Arant. Burial was in Indian Creek Cemetery. Mr. Glass is survived by his wife; three daughters, Edna and Mary Sue and Cherry Ann Glass; two sons, Grover Lee and Willie Glass; two brothers, George and Jesse Glass; two brothers, George and Jesse Glass, of Gift, and one sister Mrs. Ora Lee Timbs. Published in the Covington Leader on January 20, 1944 (Submitted by Leslie Roane and Susan Krall) GLASS, WILBUR ORRIS - Burlison, 85, Retired Farmer, Died Monday at his home. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at R. H. Munford Cemetery in Covington. Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home in Covington has charge. He was a World War II Army veteran. Mr. Glass, the husband of Ada Lee Townsend Glass, also leaves four daughters, Linda Case of Covington, Lisa Clark of Millington, Jane Glass of Seattle and Beth Glass of Albermarle, N.C.; a sister, June Ward of Clearwater, Fla., three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The Family requests that any memorials be sent to St Jude Children’s Hospital. 9/13/1918 - 5/10/2004 (Newspaper Unknown - Submitted by Susan Krall and Leslie Roane).
GLASS, WILLIAM N.
W.N. Glass, 61, of Cleveland, Ohio, died Monday, August 10, after being ill for eight months. The immediate cause of his death was heart failure. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. N. Goforth, pastor of the First Methodist Church of this city, at the R.S. Maley Funeral Home on Thursday morning at 10 o'clock, interment following in Munford cemetery. Born in this county July 30, 1870, at the time he moved north, about the year 1900. He had been living in Cleveland for about 10 years when his death occurred. He had retained his membership in the Elm Grove Methodist Church after leaving Tipton county. Three members of Mr. Glass immediate family survive; his widow and two daughters, Mrs. Lucy A. Bondra of Cleveland, at whose home he died, and Mrs. M. Wolf, of Panama City, Fla. (from The Covington Leader, August 20, 1931) Submitted by Susan Krall and Leslie Roane Contributed by Susan Krall and Leslie Roane GLASS, William - died at the Huffman House in this city at 2:30 o’clock Thursday afternoon, and was buried at noon Friday at the Indian Creek burial ground, Elder G. W. Tracey conducting the funeral services. Mr. Glass was operated on for appendicitis about three weeks ago, but contracted pneumonia about 10 days before the end, which was the immediate cause of his death. The deceased was 37 years of age, was a son of Mr. J. W. Glass, and was born and reared in Tipton county. He is survived by his wife, one son, parents, three brothers and one sister. [Published in The Covington Leader November 14, 1918. He was born 1881 & died Nov. 7, 1918 Contributed by Sue Krall and Leslie Roane]
GLASS, WIILLIAM W.
A dispatch from Dyersburg to the Commercial Appeal, under date of January 25, carried news of the death of W.W. Glass, editor of the Newbern Tennessean, at his home Friday morning at an early hour, after an illness of six months, as a result of a nervous breakdown. Mr. Glass was perhaps, the oldest active newspaper man in West Tennessee. He was born in Trenton 59 years ago and entered the newspaper business as a young man. He founded the Newbern Tennessean 29 years ago and made it one of the best loved country weeklies in the state. With his newspaper he was ever active in pushing the welfare of his town and was always on the right side of all moral questions. He was a member of the Episcopal church. He is survived by his wife; two brothers, Louis T. and P. T. Glass, of Trenton; one sister, Miss Nannie C. Glass of Trenton; three sons, Quintard and Leon, of Newbern, and Charles, of Trenton. (Published in The Covington Leaderon Thursday, February 1, 1917) Submitted by Susan Krall and Leslie Roane
GOAD, N. C.
Date of Death: September 23, 1920
Mr. N. C. Goad, an old and well known citizen and an ex-Federal soldier of the Civil War, died at South Covington Sunday night of dropsy and was buried at Munford Cemetery at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon, Rev. C. E. Wauford, pastor of the First Baptist Church, conducting the funeral services. Mr. Goad was 82 years of age. He is survived by his wife, three sons and three daughters by his first and two sons and two daughters by his last wife. (The Covington Leader - September 1920 - Submitted by Katherine Goad Owens)
GOAD, SAMUEL E.
May 11, 1910 – Oct. 28, 1996
Services for Samuel E. Goad of Covington were on Wednesday afternoon in the chapel of Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home Inc. with Dr. Bill Northcott officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis. Mr. Goad died in Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton of heart failure. Born in Belen, Ms., his parents were Samuel Clayton and Cynthia Moorehead Goad. He was a retired inspector for International Harvester Company, a member of Covington First Baptist Church and a Mason. Survivors include his widow, Lauretta McDow Goad; a son, Ronald Goad of Cordova; daughter, Sherril Miller of Chattanooga; a step-daughter, Mary E. Blalock of Covington; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. (Submitted by Susan Krall & Leslie Roane from the Covington Leader, date unknown)
GOFORTH, TRILBY ARDELL MIMS
Dec. 1, 1920 – Nov. 24, 1996
Services for Trilby Ardell Mims Goforth of Covington were on Tuesday morning in chapel of Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home Inc. with Rev. Ron McMillan and Rev. Earl Phelps officiating. Burial was in Indian Creek Cemetery, near Brighton. Mrs. Goforth died in her residence of cancer. A native of Tipton County, her parents were John and Retter Cates Mims. She was a member of Holly Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She leaves her widower, Fentress Leon Goforth; a son, John Goforth of Covington; two daughters, Gloria Covert of Covington and Jan Bringle of Brighton; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Another son, Gary Goforth, preceded her in death. (Submitted by Leslie Roane & Susan Krall from the Covington Leader, Date unknown -- Trilby M. Goforth buried at indian creek)
The infant daughter of Mr. Fred Goode, of the Holly Thicket neighborhood, died Wednesday and was buried today at Mt. Lebanon. (The Covington Leader, Thursday, May 24, 1917)
Dyersburg - Charlie Grandberry, 73, formerly of Covington, retired farmer, died June 18 at Methodist Hospital of Dyersburg after a short illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Matthews Missionary Baptist Church in Stanton, where he was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Barlow Funeral Home in Covington has charge. He was a World War II Army veteran. Mr. Grandberry, the widower of Fannie Yanders Grandberry, leaves a daughter, Sylvia Tyus of Dyersburg; a son, Thomas Grandberry of Detroit; two stepsisters, Earlene Grant and Albert Buford, both of Covington, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. (The Commercial Appeal, Thursday, June 25, 1992)
Emma, the little daughter of Mr. H. L. Green, of the Leigh Chapel neighborhood, died Thursday morning, after a long illness. (The Covington Leader, September 13, 1901)
COVINGTON - Clarence Greer, 90, retired farmer, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Salem MB Church in Mason with burial in the church cemetery. Thomas Funeral Home has charge. Greer, the husband of Elice Greer, also leaves a daughter, Mrs. Georgia Mae Nunley of Denver, Colo.; a son, Robert Parks of Mason; a sister, Mrs. Mae Lue Leggs of Detroit, two grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren. (The Commercial Appeal - Friday, February 15, 1991)
Mr. Frank Griffith died of paralysis at his home near King's Hill at 3 o'clock Thursday morning, and will be buried at Indian Creek graveyard Friday. Mr. Griffith was about 70 years of age. (The Covington Leader, Thursday, June 6, 1918)
GRIFFITH, IDA GARDNER
Mrs. Ida Gardner Griffith, wife of Mr. V. G. Griffith of the Oak Grove community, died Saturday night about 8 o'clock following a brief illness. She was a most estimable woman, and had been a consistent member of the Baptist church since early childhood. The burial took place at Walton's graveyard Sunday afternoon, Rev. T. Riley Davis conducting the services at the grave. She leaves a husband and four children. (The Covington Leader, Thursday, August 23, 1917)
GRIGGS, MRS. WILLIAM
Mrs. Griggs, wife of the late Wm. Griggs, died last Saturday night at the home of her son, Mr. Whit Griggs, and was buried the following day at the Campground graveyard. At the time of her death Mrs. Griggs was 83 years of age. (The Covington Leader, Thursday, November 22, 1917)
The burial of young Oliver Grimes, who died of pneumonia at Camp Sevier, Greenville, S. C., occurred in the Craig graveyard in the 5th district of this county on Thursday afternoon of last week at 1 o'clock, the services being conducted by Rev. W. T. Garner. Young Grimes, who volunteered in July last, was a little more than 18 years of age, and was a son of the late James Grimes. He was sick 25 days. (The Covington Leader, Thursday, February 7, 1918)
Infant child of Mr. Thad Gross, of the Randolph neighborhood, died Saturday and was buried the day following at the Randolph Campground graveyard. (The Covington Leader, Thursday, February 1, 1917)
GROSS, C. H.
Mr. C. H. Gross, died at his home in the 4th district Saturday morning at 11 o'clock, after a long illness, and his burial took place at old Campground graveyard Sunday morning at 10 o'clock, the funeral services being conducted by Mr. J. W. Starnes and Rev. R. P. Lucado. Mr. Gross was 72 years of age and is survived by his wife and four children, all grown. (The Covington Leader, Thursday, June 21, 1917)
Mr. Clarence Gross, son of Mr. Wm. Gross, died at his home at Randolph Saturday at 11 o'clock and was buried Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Campground graveyard. (The Covington Leader, Thursday, February 22, 1917)
W. F. Bringle had a long-distance call Wednesday morning from the superintendent of the blind school at Nashville, notifying him of the sudden death of Arthur Gurley, a blind boy about 13 years of age, who was sent from Tipton county some few years ago. The superintendent said that he thought that he came from Dunlap Orphanage and had two sisters living in Tipton county, and that the mother of the boy was in Birmingham, but after a most diligent search for relatives and being unable to reach by phone the superintendent of the Dunlap Orphanage, he was informed that they would bury the child at the blind school. (The Covington Leader, Thursday, April 25, 1918)
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