Obituaries

of

Tipton County, TN

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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)

 

GATLIN, BENJAMIN - 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)

 

GATLIN, MARY - 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)

 

GEE, LELIA - 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)

 

GILLIAM, LEO - 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) 

 

GIVENS, HANNAH - 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)

 

GLASS, ALBERT - 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 - 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.  His funeral was conducted August 4 by the family pastor, Eld. Bezzo, assisted by the Baptist pastor, Eld. R. L. Bell. - Written by a friend

(The Covington Leader, Thursday, August 23, 1917)

3rd Article - 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, 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, 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, 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, JAMES - 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.

(Newspaper Unknown - Submitted by Susan Krall and Leslie Roane)

 

GLASS, MAMIE - Mrs. Mamie Glass, 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 - 8/15/1930) 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. (Newspaper Unknown - 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.

(The Covington Leader - October 23, 1930) (Submitted by Susan Krall and Leslie Roane)

 

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)

 

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).

 

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)

 

GOODE, "Infant" - 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)

 

GRANDBERRY, CHARLIE - 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)

 

GREEN, EMMA - 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)

 

GREER, CLARENCE - 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)

 

GRIFFITH, FRANK -  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)

 

GRIMES, OLIVER - 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)

 

GROSS, "Infant" - 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)

 

GROSS, CLARENCE - 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)

 

GURLEY, ARTHUR - 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)