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Mt. Hermon - Mr. ELIJAH JONES who was buried at this place, March 7. He leaves a wife,  an aged mother and three sisters.
The Shelbyville Gazette, March 30, 1911

Mt. Hermon - We were sorry to hear of the death of Miss JANIE PATTERSON, of Shelbyville, who was buried at this place Saturday, March 25.
The Shelbyville Gazette, March 30, 1911

Mrs. MARY GANT, wife of  Mr. W. E. GANT, died at her home here on Thursday, March 30. She was the daughter ot the late Mr. DAVIDSON,
of Richmond. Buried in Willow Mount Cemetery.
The Shelbyville Gazette, April 6, 1911

The facts relative to the drowning of MR. NATH SMITH of the Fouth District as we gather them are these: With five or six other men he was engaged in seining in Elk River. He was in charge of the sein staff furtherest from the bank. The water was over his head. The other men saw him turn loose the staff throw his head backwards and sink. As he went down he thrust his hand above the water. A pole was placed in his hand, but he failed to grasp it. His body did not rise. The water was not swift and his body was found where it went down. It is thought that MR> SMITH might have had a stroke of paralysis, or sank because of heart failure.
The Shelbyville Gazette, July 6, 1911

GEORGE MILES who resides near Charity, Moore County, Tennessee, is reported to have been whipped Wednesday night of last week by a crowd of men. It is said that MILES had not been living as the regulators thought he should live. His body was badly lacerated, limbs and whips being used by the chastisers. MILES was ordered to leave the country. Four of his assailants MILES is said to have recognized, and has sworn out warrant for their arrest. According to report, someone had borrowed MILES' pistol. He declares that he will not leave the country, and that if another effort is made to whip him he will be prepared for the whippers.
The Shelbyville Gazette, July 6, 1911

CAPT. BAILY PEYTON STEELE - The death of CAPT. "DICK" STEELE at Tullahoma last Saturday, is a shock of sincere grief to many hearts throughout Tennessee and the whole South for whose cause he willingly shed his patriotic blood in the Civil War. His body was conveyed to
Ashville, North Carolina to be buried by the side of his wife.
The Shelbyville Gazette, July 13, 1911

A REMARKABLE OLD LADY-- MRS. NANCY HIGGINS CASTLEMAN WRIGHT who lives in Northeast Shelbyville, is a remarkable old lady and can tell some interesting stories of events that occurred in her childhood days, though probably the most interesting stories she has to tell are about incidents that occurred before she was born and were told to her by others--mainly the participants in the incidents told about.

MRS. WRIGHT is the daughter of JACOB M. and SARAH HIGGINS CASTLEMAN and is the sole survivor on nine children.

The middle name of each one of these children was HIGGINS, making the surname Virtually HIGGINS CASTLEMAN.

She was born on Norris Creek in Lincoln County, Tenn., January 29th, 1826. Her paternal grandfather was ANDREW CASTLEMAN and her grandmother was MARGARET EWING. They were married in the fortifications at Nashville during an Indian uprising. Her grandfather's and grandmother's courtship was quiet romantic. Her grandfather had a rival in the person of a very fine looking young by the name of STACY. MR. STACY
was always talking about what he would do should the Indians come--how many he would kill and how brave he would be in the killing thereof. One day the Indians came-- MR. STACY crawled under the bed. Of course that promptly eliminated him from the race, so while MR. CASTLEMAN shot Indians, his wife to be, loaded his guns for him.

One thing that MRS. WRIGHT tells of, is in direct contradiction of that part of the history of Tennessee which says that the first white child born at Nashville was a boy. Her grandmother was there at the time of the child's birth and she said it was a girl. She was well acquainted with her after she was grown. The historians who compiled the earlier history of Tennessee, obtained a great many of the facts concerning Nashville's early history from MRS. CASTLEMAN and they tried to get her to say that the child was a boy, but she said "Why how can I say it was a boy when I know it was a girl." It was recorded over her indignant protest that the first white child born in Nashville was a boy.

MRS. WRIGHT says that her grandmother told of an incident that impresses her greatly with the power of JOHN ROBINSON* (JAMES) control of the men of the settlement and also his coolness, quick action and good judgment at a crisis. (*Note-- JAMES ROBERTSON)

Two or three of the children of the settlement got out of the stockade in some manner and were scalped by the Indians, in plain sight of the occupants of the fort. The men at once formed to make a rush out on the Indians.. ROBINSON*  jumped in front of them and shouted: "Back men! For God's sake, back! If you go outside of this stockade we are all lost, for the Indians will kill everyone of you and wipe the settlement off the face of the earth!" He soon convinced them of the folly of trying at that time to avenge the children. But for his quick action and good judgment the men would have all rushed out of the stockade to certain death, and the history of Nashville would have been quite different from what it is. (*Note-- ROBERTSON)

MRS. WRIGHT tells an anecdote that goes to prove that all precocious children do not turn out exactly opposite to what their early attainments lead us to believe they will; though a great many people would have us believe they do. Her father had been on a visit to his sister, CYNTHIA, who had married a Presbyterian preacher and school teacher by the name of BEARD, some years before. Upon his return he told about what a bright son his sister had in WM. D., not yet in his teens.

MRS. WRIGHT'S maternal grandfather, JAMES HIGGINS, was a man who never swore, but he used a rather curious expression, "dad see!" when he wished to be very emphatic. When told that MRS. BEARD'S son, among other wonderful attainments, was a proficient Latan scholar he was incredulous and gave vent to his favorite expression, "dad see! I don't believe it!" he said, but his unbelief was all unfounded for that same WM. D. BEARD was afterward Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Tennessee.
The Shelbyville Gazette, July 27, 1911

On last Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock MR. JACK DANIEL, of Lynchburg, Tennessee passed away. He was 63 years of age.
The Shelbyville Gazette, October 12, 1911

Personals--MRS. GERTIE WOOD RING, of Chattanooga, MRS. SAM WOOSLEY, of Tullahoma, MISS PAULINE SHEARIN of Fayetteville, were here on Tuesday to attend the funeral services of their father, MR. MARION SHEARIN
The Shelbyville Gazette, October 12, 1911

JOSEPH H. McADAMS, 58 years old, a wealthy stock dealer of Shelbyville, Tenn., died suddenly of acute indigestion late Thursday afternoon soon after he had been rushed to the Grady Hospital after having been stricken while drinking at a soda fountain. Mr. McADAMS was in Atlanta, Ga., with a shipment of mules. He leaves a wife.
The Shelbyville Gazette, January 9, 1913

A PATRIOTIC MOVEMENT-- FOR SOME TIMES PAST,  MISS SUSIE GENTRY, of Franklin, Tenn.,  aided by those who were interested, have been busy locating the graves of Revolutionary War soldiers who are buried in Bedford County. Twenty-seven graves have been located:
(NOTE-only twenty-five are named.)
The Shelbyville Gazette, Janruary 23, 1913

Fayetteville, Tenn., March 8, JOHN REES, 65, died yesterday afternoon at 2 o"clock after a short but severe attack on pneumonia. Buried in Rose Hill Cemetery beside the grave of his wife. Survived by eight children, six sons and two daughters.
The Shelbyville Gazette, March 13, 1913

On last Thursday, MR. J. F. MONTGOMERY, a storekeeper and gauger at Lem Montlow's distillery at Lynchburg, while on his way to Lynchburg from Tullahoma, fell dead from his buggy about 9 o'clock. He had just come from Lynchburg with his wife, who was on her way back to her home in Lincoln County, after having been on a visit to her husband. He leaves a wife and and several children.
The Shelbyville Gazette, April 17, 1913

On last Saturday at her residence in Lynchburg the wife of our good friend HON. ROY H. PARKS breathed his last. She leaves a husband and four children.
The Shelbyville Gazette, May 8, 1913

After a brief illness of only six days, BOYD WATSON GOWEN, the little son of  CHAS. E. and MAGGIE GOWEN passed into the sleep of death as if to pleasant dreams. He died on June 4, and the funeral service was conducted by his uncle, GEORGE GOWEN at the family residence near Flat Creek. His little body was placed beside that of his little sister ELIZA GOWEN in the family lot at Lynchburg. He was twenty-two months of age.
The Shelbyville Gazette, June 12, 1913

Just as we go to press we learn that B. M. CURTIS died at his residence near Richmond in this county. He was Justice of the Peace  of the 19th Civil District for several years.
The Shelbyville Gazette, June 19, 1913

Society and Personal Notes-- We had a pleasant call last Tuesday from MR. WILLIAM BOONE of Weatherford, Texas. MR. BONE left here in 1870, just 43 years ago and he has prospered in the Lone Star State. He is a brother of LAWSON BOONE who lived here for several years.
The Shelbyville Gazette,  June 19, 1913

DR. E. Y. SALMON, a prominent and popular citizen of Lynchburg died at his home in that place last Tuesday, aged 83 years.
The Shelbyville Gazette, June 10, 1913

Richmond-- MR. B. M. CURTIS was born July 7, 1849 and died June 19, 1913. He was married to MISS SALLIE DYSART in 1871. Seven children were born to them, all of whom are living. Buried by the side of his wife in the Richmond Cemetery.
The Shelbyville Gazette,  July 10, 191

A most charming affair was the celebration of the birthday of MR. JOHN ADAMS of Pleasant Grove vicinity on Sunday last, June 30, by his children, this being his 79th anniversary.
The Shelbyville Gazette, July 17, 1913

Richmond-- Two of the saddest deaths that ever occurred around here was that of MR. and MRS. JIM HUTCHINSON. On July 5, MR. JIM HUTCHINSON died, and on the following day while they were carrying his remains to the church preparatory for funeral services, a telephone message brought the sad message that his wife had died on the operating table, and their remains were carried to the church and held until Monday. They were members of the Christian Church and leave 4 children, the oldest who is 16 years of age and the youngest 7 months old. Buried at Richmond Cemetery.
The Shelbyville Gazette, July 24, 1913

Richmond-- Last Sunday at the home of T. J. DYSART a family reunion was held. All his children were there for the first time in several years.
MR. DYSART was 83 years old.
The Shelbyville Gazette, August 7, 1913

Flat Creek-- MR. CHARLES C. PARKER died at the home of his sister, MRS. AMOS GAMMILL, at Shelbyville last Friday. He was 49 years of age and was the oldest son of the late ISAIAH PARKER.
The Shelbyville Gazette, August 7, 1913

On last Sunday morning MR. C. D. GUNTER died at Dawson Springs, Ky. suddenly after an illness of some time from dropsy. MR. GUNTER was born and reared here and he spent all his life here until ten or twelve years ago when he went to Evansville. He had a brother W. T. GUNTER. Buried in Willow Mount Cemetery.
The Shelbyville Gazette, August 28, 1913

Society and Personal Notes-- MRS. W. R. BOGART of Bridgeport, Ala., attended the funeral of her father, MR. C. D. GUNTER  last Monday.
The Shelbyville Gazette, August 28, 1913

MRS. FANNIE BOONE CHILDS died died at her home at Booneville Monday of the infirmatices incident to old age. She was 77 years and 5 months old. MRS. CHILDS was a woman of the Confederacy, having been the wife of MR. BEN CHILDS who served valiantly in the Confederate Army. She is survived by one son, DR. T. B. CHILDS, of Illinois, and one grandson , TRALL T. McCURDY of Booneville. She was the aunt of MRS. J. T. GRAHAM of Booneville and MRS. B. E. NOBLITT and MRS. W. J. LANDESS of this place. (Lincoln County News.)
The Shelbyville Gazette
January 14, 1915

Flat Creek-- It was a very severe shock on MR. JOHN BAKER, who lives near Mt. Hermon, when on last Friday morning he found his wife dead in her bed with her sleeping baby in her arms. She was apparently in her usual good health when she retired, and the only cause that can be assigned for her sudden death is heart failure. The little daughter was 15 months old.
The Shelbyville Gazette, January 14, 1915

MRS. ELIZABETH WARREN WADE,  wife of MR. FRANK WADE, died at her home near Charity, of pneumonia last Thursday, aged 22 years. Buried in Raby Cemetery.
The Shelbyville Gazette, January 28, 1915

Flat Creek-- MR. L. W. GOWEN went to Lynchburg last Friday to conduct the funeral service of MR. JOHN E. BOBO, SR. who died at his home at that place on Thursday.
The Shelbyville Gazette, February 11, 1915

MR. JOHN CORTNER died at his home near Petersburg last Wednesday. He is survived by his wife, four small children and three brothers.
The Shelbyville Gazette, February 25, 1915

GEORGE W. GREER--- This old and highly estimable citizen died at his residence in Shelbyville at 6 a.m. Saturday last at the advanced age of about 75 years. He was the last direct descendant of THOMAS GREER, who was a citizen of the so-called state of Franklin in the days of JOHN SEVIER.
The Shelbyville Gazette, February 25, 1915

The remains of JOHN BARTLETT, who died at a Nashville hospital on last Sunday afternoon, reached here last Monday and were carried immediately to Willow Mount Cemetery. He was about 22 years old.
The Shelbyville Gazette, March 11, 1915

OLLIE BARTLETT died at his home near Chestnut Ridge of tuberculosis, on last Wednesday, age 38 years. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church and is survived by his wife, a father, two sisters and two brothers.
The Shelbyville gazette, March 11, 1915

MR. J. RILEY BURROW died at his home on Thompson's Creek on last Saturday, age about 84 years. He was a Federal Soldier throughout the Civil War. He was a member of the I. O. O. F. lodge of Shelbyville, and of the F. & A. M., and Tannehill Chapter, Royal Arch Masons. He is survived by his widow, three daughters, MRS. MOLLIE BIDDINGER, Lyon Falls, N. Y. ; MRS. CLAUDE JENKINS and MISS ELLA BURROW of Haley; and two sons WILLIAM and ERNEST BURROW, the latter until recently, warden at Brushy Mountain Prison. Buried at Willow Mount Cemetery.
The Shelbyville Gazette, March 11, 1915

Charity-- A little infant of MR. and MRS. CECIL GAMMILL'S, of Shelbyville was buried at the Raby Graveyard Tuesday.
The Shelbyville Gazette, March 18,1915

Charity-- We are sorry to report that MR. IVY SHARP'S  wife, of Fresno, Cal., died Monday night. Her remains will be sent back home for burial near Flat Creek. She leaves a husband and small baby.
The Shelbyville Gazette,  March 18, 1915

MRS. CECIL GAMMILL,  died at her home in Shelbyville on Sunday last, aged about 23 years. Buried in Willow Mount Cemetery.
The Shelbyville Gazette, March 18, 1915

Little SUE EVALENE RABY, the infant daughter of MR. ROY RABY, died at the home of her father, on the Fayetteville Pike on Sunday last, aged about one year. Buried in the family graveyard at Center.
The Shelbyville Gazette, March 18, 1915

MRS. TENNIE PIERCE  died at her home a few miles south of Shelbyville on Tuesday last, age 30 years. Buried in Moore Cemetery.
The Shelbyville Gazette, April 1, 1915

MR. THOMAS BRADSHAW died at his home near Moore's Chapel on Wednesday last. He was 74 years of age. Buried in Moore's Chapel Cemetery.
The Shelbyville Gazette, April 1, 1915

By giving loose reins to his passions one man is dead and the other is in a state nearly, if not quiet as bad as death. OTIE RABY, aged 23 years of age and his cousin, C. C. GILL, aged 41 years, were citizens of the Charity Church neighborhood and lived only a very short distance from that sacred edifice.
       Some time ago RABY, who lived within a few steps of GILL'S home in the Eighth District of Moore County, got into an altercation with his cousin over having used a rake belonging to GILL. The quarrel was bitter and GILL is said to have brooded over it. Friday when RABY, who was driving a wagon, stopped in front of GILL'S home, the quarrel was renewed. GILL hurled a heavy rock, which hit RABY fair on the temple.
        A specialist was hurried there from Nashville, but RABY died Sunday morning. GILL is said to have offered to deed his farm, worth about $4,500, to RABY and his brother if they would not prosecute him. When he learned of RABY'S death he went into convulsions and may die.
        RABY, who, like GILL, was a member of a prominent family, was unmarried. GILL is married, but has no children.
The Shelbyville Gazette, April 8, 1915

R. A. J. HAMILTON  died on last Wednesday evening at the East Side Hotel in Shelbyville. He was a great uncle of MRS. D. S. CURLEE  and has been a resident of this city for more than a year. Buried in Willow Mount Cemetery.
The Shelbyville Gazette, April 8, 1915

We regret to hear of the death of this estimable gentleman, DR. E. G. MORRING, who died at his home near Charity, Moore County, Sunday night last.
The Shelbyville Gazette, April 8, 1915

MRS. JIM MULLINS died at her home a few miles from Shelbyville on Wednesday last, aged 29 years. Buried at County Line Cemetery.
The Shelbyville Gazette, April 15, 1915

MRS. W. T. McLEAN died at her home near Belfast on Tuesday last, aged 63 years. She was a member of the Associated Reformed Presbyterian Church and is survived by her husband and nine children.
The Shelbyville Gazette,  April 29, 1915

The little three year-old son of JIM HANBY at Petersburg fell backward into a tub of boiling water last Monday and died several hours later as a result of his injuries. The child was playing around the wash tub when the accident happened. (Fayetteville News)
The Shelbyville Gazette,  April 29, 1915

MR. ESSIE PIERCE wife of MR. HENRY PIERCE, died at her home near Flat Creek on Tuesday last, aged about 29 years. Buried in Mt. Herman Cemetery.
The Shelbyville Gazette, May 13, 1915

MR. CHARLES CRAWFORD, one of Petersburg's most prominent business men, died at his home in that place on Monday last, aged 45 years. He was a member of the Cumberland Prebyterian Church. He was a leading member of the hardware firm of E. M. CRAWFORD  AND SONS. He leaves a wife, a son, a mother, and brother.
The Shelbyville Gazette, June 17, 1915

ANNIE JANE PETTY, died at her home near Hawthorne on Saturday last of heart failure, aged 14 years. Buried at Mt. Herman Cemetery.
The Shelbyville Gazette, July 1, 1915

MRS. LINNIE JANE RICHARDSON,  wife of JAMES RICHARDSON, died at her home near Shelbyville on Wednesday last. aged 41 years. Funeral Services were held at Hickory Hill Church with burial in nearby cemetery.
The Shelbyville Gazette, July 8, 1915

MRS. J. W. MOTLOWdied at her home in Lynchburg, Tenn., Sunday last at 5 p.m., aged 55 years. MRS. MOTLOW was the daughter of MR. and MRS. J. L. BRYANT of Lynchburg.
The Shelbyville Gazette. July 15, 1915

MRS. GEORGE N. DAVIDSON died at her home at Pleasant Grove on Saturday last, aged 65 years. Buried in family graveyard.
The Shelbyville Gazette, July 22, 1915

Editor Gazette:
          I was a Confederate soldier, Co. H, 19th Alabama Regiment, Day's Brigade, Hindman's Division. We were camped part of the spring of 1863 in a beech grove, just below a factory in Shelbyville. Some of the soldiers found bees working in crevices of the rocks about 30 feet high and about 10 feet down from the top of the bluff. Three men drilled and blasted three days and got a fine chance of honey. We killed nearly a tub of bees and three days after we quit work, I went back and the honey was still dripping out of the crevices of the rocks. That was 52 years ago, and I would be glad to know if the bees are still working in that cliff. This was on Duck River. I will give you the names of the three men and what became of them: JAMES NICHOLS was killed at the battle of Chickamauga on the 20th of Sept. 1863; RICHARD BLEVINS died in Oklahoma, and I was shot in the head and shoulders. Flies blowed me and worms worked in my head and shoulders and I could not help myself.
           If I was financially able I would visit your town and could tell you some events that would interest your readers. If this does not find the waste basket send me a copy of your paper and I may write you again. I am 71 years old, never was drunk, never took but one chew of tobacco, never bought a drink of whiskey in a saloon, never swore a dozen oaths in my life.
            Most all my old soldiers are gone. I do draw a pension, am still able to work. Success to your paper and your many readers, for I love old Tennessee
Yours truly,
The Shelbyville Gazette, July 29, 1915

Flat Creek-- MRS. MILLIE GOWEN, who lives over the ridge towards County Line, celebrated her birthday last Saturday, it being her 72nd anniversary.
The Shelbyville Gazette, August 5, 1915

LOOKING BACKWARD-- TAKEN FROM THE SHELBYVILLE GAZETTE--APRIL 2, 1891--DR.J. P. McDONALD and sister MISS ANNIE JONES, went to Mulberry last Saturday to attend the burial of their grandmother, MRS. M. W. KIMBROUGH..

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MRS. MARTHA KIMBROUGH, widow of the late REV. BRADLEY KIMBROUGH, who, in life was a very prominent Baptist minister, died at her home near Mulberry, Lincoln County, Tenn., Friday last, aged 82 years.
The Shelbyville Gazette, August 5, 1915

On last Tuesday afternoon ROY RICHARDSON and JASPER BROWN got into a difficulty while returning to their home near Hawthorne and the result was that Brown was struck over the head by RICHARDSON, with a bottle, which resulted in his death a few hours later.
The Shelbyville Gazette, August 12, 1915

GEORGE CARMACK GILLISPIE  died last night at his home near Petersburg,. A member of a family which has been widely prominent in this section, ever since pioneer days. He died in the house in which he was born and where he spent most of his life except for a residence of about three years in Atlanta, Ga., where he was connected with the stock yards. Always a believer in pure bred stock he had served for years as president of the Petersburg Colt Show Association. He was one of the youngest of the Confederate veterans, being 68 years of age. As a mere boy he became a member of
FORREST'S Escort and served throughout the four years' war with the "wizzard of the saddle," except for several months when he suffered the horrors of being a prisoner on Johnson's Island.
        He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, a ruling elder for many years. In 1878 he married MISS SALLIE GILL. Of this union several children were born, five of whom, with his wife, survive him: MRS. W. S. JOPLIN, MISS MARY GILLISPIE, and JOE GILLISPIE of Petersburg; FRANK GILLISPIE of Atlanta and JACOB GILLISPIE  of New Orleans. He is survived by one brother, J. R. GILLISPIE of Chickasha, Okla., and three sisters, MRS. GEORGE B. BOLES of Fayetteville, MRS. JOHN K. BREAST of Eastbrook, and MRS. M. E. RINGO of Petersburg. (Marshall Gazette.)
The Shelbyville Gazette, August 19, 1915

MRS. CARRIE VIRGINIA WILMOT  died at the home of her daughter, MRS. MARSHALL ALLISON, a few miles south of Shelbyville on Wednesday last, aged 76 years. Buried in Willow Mount Cemetery.
The Shelbyville Gazette, August 26, 1915

Flat Creek-- News came here Saturday afternoon of the death at the home of her parents near Kelso of MISS MARY EATON following surgical operation on Monday before.
The Shelbyville Gazette, September 2, 1915

           MR. SAMUEL BOBO,  a prominent and wealthy citizen of Moore County, died last week after along illness.
The Shelbyville Gazette, September 2, 1915

JAMES D. STEPHENS, JR., died at the home of his mother. MRS. JAMES D. STEPHENS at Farmington, Marshall County, Tenn., Saturday evening. He was seriously injured by a wagon on Friday.
The Shelbyville Gazette,  September 23, 1915

Charity-- MESSRS. JAMES T. RICHARDSON and TOM WILKES attended the burial of Esquire BEAKLEY on Wednesday last in Lynchburg, Tenn.
The Shelbyville Gazette, September 23, 1915

Charity-- On Saturday, Sept. 18, 1915, a crowd of relatives and friends went from this section to the home of MRS. BERRY LEFTWICH of Petersburg and surprised her with a fine dinner on her 87th birthday.
The Shelbyville Gazette, September 23, 1915

MRS. SILENA HOLMAN was buried at Fayetteville, Tenn. last Sunday.
The Shelbyville Gazette, September 23, 1915

MRS. HARRISON ADAMS, died at her home in Marshall County, near Talley Station on Tuesday last, aged 80 years, She was a Methodist and survived by the following children, MRS. GEORGE ADAMS of Lewisburg; MESSRS PHIL ADAMS, WILL ADAMS, MRS. RUTH McADAMS, MISS WINNIE ADAMS, ED ADAMS, JIM ADAMS of Murfreesboro and BEN ADAMS of Shelbyville.
The Shelbyville Gazette, October 7, 1915

"UNCLE" RICH DEAN, a well known and highly respected colored man died at his home near Richmond on Sunday last, aged about 65 years.
The Shelbyville Gazette, October 14, 1915

Flat Creek--MRS. RUTH MONTGOMERY NOBLITT, the youg wife of MR. PINK NOBLITT  died at the home of her father, MR. E. A. MONTGOMERY, last Wednesday. She leaves a young husband and one child. MRS. E. A. MONTGOMERY  was called home from Memphis on account of the death of his daughter, and her brothers, O. C. MONTGOMERY of Davidson and IRA MONTGOMERY of Chattanooga, and sisters and their families from Booneville, MRS. PATTON and MRS. WIGGINS were also present at the funeral.
The Shelbyville Gazette, October 14, 1915

               In my recent series in the Banner under the heading of "Crimes and Tragedies of the "Old Days," I noticed the fact that ROBERT BLACKWELL'S guerrillas, during the war between the states, attacked the depot at Shelbyville, Tenn., and capturing twelve of COL. J. H. BLACKBURN'S Federals, marched them out and killed them. I have just received from Alabama a letter written by an acquaintance of a soldier who happened to be with BLACKWELL in that raid, giving the particulars as they were told to him by that acquaintance.
               To make the story better understood, let me say by way of perface that, in giving the names of the men of  COL. BLACKBURN'S companies in my history of DeKalb County, I show that P.M. MELTON, BERRY BRUTON. S. J. CLEEK, JAMES HASHAW, JOHN HYDE, H. J. JOHNSON GEORGE BOSS AND W. J. SHAW of Company A, were killed at Wells Hill Sept. 28, 1864; and then I ask if these were the men captured by R. B. BLACKWELL'S  guerrillas.
                BLACKWELL carried his captives to Fayetteville, as the following letter shows, and then marched them out to "a high hill" where they were executed. Was this Well's Hill? Some residents of Lincoln County may be able to answer.
                My Alabama correspondent writes under date of October 3, 1915:
                 " JOSH KELLEY and his cousin TOM B. KELLEY were soldering in the fourth Alabama Confederate Cavalry under GEN. JOE WHEELER, and served four years each. They were in FORREST'S Cavalry, and were with the wizard of the saddle in nearly every battle in which he often said they were excellent soldiers in every respect, and devoted to the Southern cause, JOSH KELLEY also had two brothers in the army and about a dozen cousins from fourteen years up in addition.
                 Before the BLACKWELL raid on Shelbyville JOSH KELLEY secured a furlough and came to his Alabama home to spend a month, his command, I think, being somewhere near Nashville. It was near the close of the war and our country was filled with Yankees; so it was dangerous for Confederates to be away from their command. They had to slip in and out and keep hid while at home. Near our home there was, and still is, a large swamp known as Banyan Swamp. It served as a hiding place for the Confederates. Near the swamp lived an old lady named SULLIVAN, who took great interest in helping to secrete Southern men. Father had been at home about as long as his furlough lasted, and was ready to go to his command. He and his cousin were then at MRS. SULLIVAN'S home. On one morning JOSH and TOM espied two men, dressed in blue, crossing it. Knowing the winding of the road with the intention of capturing or killing the supposed Yankees. When the latter came close they were seen to!
                 "The swamp, to be specific, lies three miles east of Toney, Ala., and fifteen miles northwest of Huntsville.
                  " On recognizing BLACKWELL, the KELLEYS made themselves known, explaining that they were trying to get back to their command. BLACKWELL and JOE KELLEY knew all the secret paths from Alabama to Nashville. JOSH and TOM persuaded the two men to go with them a part of the trip back to Nashville. MRS. SULLIVAN gave them a good meal, after which they took out in the rain. They finally reached Lincoln County, then made their was to Shelbyville. However, on the route they had fallen in with seven other bushwhackers, making a squad of eleven.
                    "Reaching Shelbyville at night, they went to the homes of good Confederates, hid their horses and decided to take a rest. They learned that there were twenty-two Yankees in the town--regular soldiers, well armed. The knowledge of the Federals being so near created a desire to capture them. So the newcomers all kept themselves hid, while a spy was sent out to locate the enemy. who learned they were in the depot. JOSH KELLEY and one or two others were opposed to making the attack, saying it was too great a risk; but BLACKWELL, TOM and JOE KELLEY insisted that all to do was to 'catch the bluecoats, and had their way.
                      "At a certain signal the eleven charged the depot. BLACKWELL and TOM KELLEY dismounted, entered the building and demanded the surrender of the Yankees. Meanwhile the rest of the attacking party galloped around the depot making as much noise as possible to overawe the enemy. JOSH KELLEY, who had been stationed at one of the windows opposite to where BLACKWELL and TOM KELLEY entered, said those two deliberately walked in on twenty-two armed men saying: "Surrender, d--n you, or die!'
                      "The Yankees gave up, and were marched out under cover of guns of the assailants. Of course they were chagrined when they learned the small numbers composing the attacking party.
                       " Made to mount their horses, which were nearby, prisoners and victors galloped toward Fayetteville, BLACKWELL and JOSH KELLEY being in the rear.
                        "JOSH, said BLACKWELL before they had gone far, 'hold my horse. I am going back to finish.'
                         " Returning to the depot he set fire to some baled hay, and going back to KELLEY, they caught up with the main body after a mile ride. The road southward was followed.
                         "Presently KELLEY asked BLACKWELL what he was going to do with the Federals. TOM KELLEY and BLACKWELL both replied there was only one thing to do - shoot them. For, they said, if the prisoners were released they would return and terrorize the whole country, JOSH said they were regular soldiers, and it would be an outrage to kill them; but his plea for the captives was at first of no avail. 'Why, ' said TOM KELLEY, 'I'M going to make you shoot one-- it will do you good JOSH!'
                           As JOSH continued to intercede, BLACKWELL agreed to parole half of the prisoners. Eleven of the most respectable Yankees were selected and JOSH KELLEY made out the parole on the horn of his saddle. The eleven were accordingly released. This occurred on the public square in Fayetteville by moonlight.
                           "After this JOSH KELLEY and a few others went to the homes of Southern sympathizers and were soon asleep. The remaining men took the eleven capatives out south of Fayetteville, just on top of the high hill leading to Huntsville, and on the east side of the road, and shot them. On each of the victims was pinned a paper containing the word, 'In memory of MASSEY,' MASSEY was a good and aged man had been shot at Fayetteville a short time before because he would not give the Federals some information relative to his sons who were in the Confederate Army supposed to be then in the neighborhood."
                          My correspondent would like to hear from any of the men paroled that night, if living. He says that the dead men were found next morning by ELIJAH PHILLIPS, relative to TOM PHILLIPS, present sheriff of Lincoln County. Letters sent to me will be forwarded promptly to the writer of the foregoing sketch.
The Shelbyville Gazette, October 21, 1915

A special from Fayetteville, Tenn., dated Oct. 16, says D. O. McLEAN, aged 72 years, died this morning of a nervous breakdown, aided by the infirmities of old age, at his home near Boonshill. McLEAN enlisted in the Confederate Army at Mobile, Ala., where he was born and reared. After the close of the war he removed his family to Tennessee residing first in Bedford County. Later he moved to Winchester and had for about six years been a resident of Lincoln County. Survived by the following children: MRS. C. T. WILSON, Boonshill, LEON, JR., Atlanta; MRS. F. O. COVINGTON, Shelbyville; MRS. E. W. PADGETT, Mobile; CLAIRORNE McLEAN,GOLDEN DALE, Wash.; E. R. McLEAN, Los Angles; SIGMUND McLEAN, LOUIS: WILBURN McLEAN, Stevenson, Ala.
The Shelbyville Gazete, October 28, 1915

THOMAS J. GAMBILL, aged 63 years, died at his home near Normandy on last Friday morning, with apoplexy. He was a son of BRADLEY GAMBILL, for many years a member of the Bedford County Court. He was a member of the M. E. Church, South and is survived by three sons and two daughters.
The Shelbyville Gazette, November 5, 1915

MRS. EMMA NARON died at her home in Christiana on last Saturday, age 40 years. She was a sister of MRS. MAGGIE HAYNES of Shelbyville. The remains were carried to Lewisburg, Tenn., where they were buried.
The Shelbyville Gazette, November 5, 1915

           After each thinking the other was dead, MRS. MARY NEELY of Shelbyville and MRS. RACHEL TATE  of Petersburg, sisters have been reunited after fifty years separation.
           Thesse sisters have lived within twenty five miles of each other for forty years and had it not been for the inquisitiveness of an apple peddler they might still have been in ignorance of the other's existence.
            They were separated just before the war and had only seen each other once since that time until a few days ago when MRS. NEELY journeyed to Petersburg to visit MRS. TATE, who is 84 years old and MRS. NEELY is 64.
The Shelbyville Gazette, November 11, 1915

The five weeks-old infant of MR. G. E. CASTEEL died at the home of MR. and MRS. MARLOWE near Chestnut Ridge on Sunday last. The little one's mother died about three weeks ago.
The Shelbyville Gazette, November 18, 1915

Richmond--MR. T. J. DYSART  celebrated his 85th birthday on November 15, with a good dinner.
The Shelbyville, Gazette, December 2, 1915

MRS. MARGARET PARKS TROXLER,  wife of JOHN C. TROXLER,  passed away at her home in Cortner, on Wednesday, Nov. 24, aged 67 years. The deceased was a native of Moore County, Tenn., and wsa married Dec. 6, 1866. She was a member of the Center Presbyterian Churc, organized in 1870. She is survived by her husband and the following children: REV. JOHN A. TROXLER, Smith's Grove, KY., MICAJAH D. TROXLER, Tullahoma, Tenn., EDWARD R. TROXLER,  fayetteville, Ala.; WALTER BEARDEN TROXLER, Rowesville, Tenn., AMBROSE TROXLER, and BENNETT TROXLER, Cortner, Tenn.; MRS. MILAS COLDWELL, Haley, Tenn.; MISS POLLY TROXLER and MRS. C. F. THOMPSON, Cortner, and MRS. WILLIAM GARDNER, Singleton. Two adult sons, GEORGE R. TROXLER and WILLIAM T. TROXLER are deceased. Buried in Cortner Cemetery.
The Shelbyville Gazette, December 9, 1915

MR. JOE DANIEL a prosperous farmer living near County Line died on Wednesday last, aged about 68 years. He is survived by his wife and several children. Buried in the family graveyard.
The Shelbyville Gazette, December 9, 1915

Flat Creek--With sorrow we write of the death of MRS. LURA MORRIS REAGOR, wife of K. J. RERAGOR, who died at their home near New Hermon last Sunday afternoon after only a few days illness. MRS. REAGOR was 34 years of age, and a member of the Church of Christ. Survived by her husband and three children. Buried in New Hermon Cemetery.
The Shelbyville Gazette, December 9, 1915

MRS. ELLEN GENTRY, a worthy lady of County Line, died at her home on Dec. 27th in the 42nd year of her age.
The Shelbyville Gazette, January 6, 1916

Mt. Hermon--MR. DANIEL BARTLETT, one of our oldest citizens died last Wednesday, Jan. 5th. He was 85 years of age and buried in the Center Cemetery.
The Shelbyville Gazette, January 13, 1916

MR. D. B. BARTLETT died at his home near Hawthorne on Thursday last. He was 84 years of age, being one of the oldest soldiers in this county. Buried at Center Cemetery
The Shelbyville Gazette, January 13, 1916

MRS. MAGGIE BARTLETT died at her home in Camp White last Saturday afternoon. She was 63 years of age and leaves a son and two daughters.
The Shelbyville Gazette, January 13, 1916

MR. BERRY RABY  died at his home at Petersburg Monday night, aged 78 years. He was the oldest brother of MESSRS. JAMES RABY, MARK RABY and WILEY RABY of Bedford County. MR. RABY leaves four children, his wife having preceded him to the grave a number of years ago. His remains were carried to Lynchburg Tuesday and buried.
The Shelbyville Gazette, January 20, 1916

MR. W. W. ANDERSON died at his home at Whittaker on Wednesday morning at 12 o'clock. He was 59 years of age and leaves a widow and four grown children. MR. ANDERSON was a brother-in-law of Mr. MARSHALL ALLISON, and was closely related to REV. WILLIAM ANDERSON, who was a pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Nashville for fifteen years. Buried in Round Hill Cemetery.
The Shelbyville Gazette, January 20, 1916

BARBARA LEE TROOP died on Monday last at the residence of her parents at the Sylvan Cotton Mills. She was 6 years of age.
The Shelbyville Gazette, January 20, 1916

The funeral of HON. JOHN S. TAYLOR, who died at Lynchburg, Tenn., last Friday, was held Saturday. He was a member of the Christian Church. JOHN was born in Moore County in 1831. In the days of the "gold fever" long before the Civil War, he went to the Pacific Coast and he often remarked that he expected he was the only man living in Tennessee who ever drove an ox team from coast to coast across the Republic of Mexico.
       He helped to organize the State of Oregon and served as a member of the first legislature of the state. He also served in the Oregon State Senate and was tendered a nomination for congress when it was equivalent to an election, which honor he declined, stating that he had made up his mind to return to Tennessee.
        For the past forty years he made his home at the Salmon house in Lynchburg. He was never married and is survived by one sister, MRS EMILY PARKER.
The Shelbyville gazette, January 27, 1916

MR. N. L. DRYDEN died at his home in the 20th District, Wednesday morning, aged about 77 years.
The Shelbyville Gazette, February 3, 1916

The funeral of NATHAN LOUIS DRYDEN  was held at Moore's Chapel Wednesday last and the burial was in the graveyard nearby. "Uncle Lou," as he was known to many, was one of a large family whose parents were pioneers in Bedford County. They were of the old Presbyterian stock known by the name of "blue Stocking" Presbyterians and "Blue Stocking valley or hollow took its name from them. For forty years or more he was a dealer in livestock and a farmer. He leaves a wife and six children.
The Shelbyville gazette, February 10, 1916

MR. TRAVIS PETTY died at his home near Mt. Hermon Sunday after a short illness, age 75 years. Buried in Mt. Hermon Cemtery.
The Shelbyville Gazette, March 2, 1916

JUDGE MILTON WRIGHT WOODARD, aged 70 years, died at his home in Fayetteville Friday last of lung cancer.

Personal Mention--MRS. ROBERT PARSONS was called to Nashville on account of the death of her brother, MR. MARVIN WINSETT.
The Shelbyville gazette, March 2, 1915

Mt. Hermon--On Wednesday morning, Feb. 23, at 6 o'clock, the Angel of Death visited the home of MR. and MRS. GEORGE REDD and claimed their oldest daughter LONNIE REDD. She wsa 16 years old. Buried at Raby Cemetery.
The Shelbyville Gazette, March 2, 1916

GOLDEN WEDDING--The Fayetteville correspondent to the Tennessean says: An announcement of unusual interest to their host of friends, both in Nashville and in Fayetteville, is that of the occurrence of the golden wedding anniversary on February 28, of COL. and MRS. JAMES D. TILLMAN of this city.
      MRS. TILLMAN was before he marriage MISS FANNIE BONNER, a southern belle, and the daughter of DR. and MRS. WILLIAM BONNER, her father being one of Tennessee's most distinguished physicians of his time. The wedding occurred on February 28, 1866 at the family residence, then one of the handsomest homes in Fayetteville. It was burned some years after the war.
      COL. Tillman gained his title by distinguished service to the cause of the Confederacy in the Forty-first Tennessee Regiment. He had the distinction of being the youngest colonel in the Southern Army. He was a member of the famous South Carolina Tillman family, his particular branch of the family coming from the Edgefield District. At the close of the war between the states, COL. TILLMAN entered upon the practice of law in Fayetteville, gracing the profession with his dignity and honor. His marked legal and diplomatic ability was rewarded under the second administration of CLEVELAND with the post of minister plenipotentiary to Educator at Quito, which he filled most admirably from 1895 to 1898.
       Upon COL. TILLMAN'S retirement from public life he and MRS. TILLMAN removed to their country home near Fayetteville, on of the most attractive farms in the county, later making their home in Fayetteville.
        COL. TILLMAN is one of six living brothers, all of whom have attained unusual distinction. They are: MR. LEWIS TILLMAN, one of the most prominent members of the Knoxville bar; COL. SAM E. TILLMAN, retired officer of the United Sates Army and for twenty years a member of the West Point Faculty; JUDGE GEORGE N. TILLMAN of Nashville, retired naval officer, and MR. ABRAHAM M. TILLMAN of Nashville. His sister, MRS. ALMEDA BRANNON, lives here.
The Shelbyville Gazette, March 9, 1916

Birthday Celebration-- MR. W. W. GANT, father of MR. W. E. GANT, celebrated his 84th birthday last Tuesday, by planting his garden.
The Shelbyville Gazette, March 16, 1916

Once Famous Outlaw Passes Away--COLE YOUNGER, once famous outlaw, died at home at Lee's Summitt, Mo., aged 72 years. Once a member of the JAMES GANG and after serving a long term in prison, he became a peaceful citizen and devout church man.

THOMAS J. DYSART, Esq. one of the oldest citizens of this county, died at his residence at Richmond, this county, Thursday last, at the advanced age of 86 years. He was buried at Richmond.
The Shelbyville Gazette, March 23, 1916

Richmond--MR. T. J. DYSART died at his home at Richmond on March 16, 1916. He was born Nov. 15, 1830, and was reared by pious parents. He obeyed the Gospel about 8 years ago and united with the Prebyterian Church at Petersburg. He was married to FANNIE CURTISS, and nine children were born to them, 6 of whom are still living. He lived in the community for about 50 years. Buried in the Richmond Cemetery.
The Shelbyville gazette, March 23, 1916

DONALD RENEGAR, son of MR. and MRS. C. W. RENEGAR  of this place died at the home of his parents Thursday last, April 6, aged two years. Buried in Willow Mount Cemetery.
The Shelbyville Gazette, April 13, 1916

Charity--MRS. JOHN LUNA WARREN has fallen asleep in Jesus
The Shelbyville Gazette, April 13, 1916

THOMAS J. BYROM, clerk of the Pope Hotel, died very suddenly last Friday morning at Fayetteville, Tenn. "uncle Tommy" as he was known was 50 years of age and had been in the hotel business for half that time.
The Shelbyville Gazette, April 20, 1916

Charity-- News of the death of MRS. EMMA SMITH received here last Wednesday morning caused a great shock. She died at her home near Lincoln, April 26, 1916, aged 51 years. She was converted at the age of 13 years and joined the Missionary Baptist Church. Her husband and three children had already died. She leaves two daughters, one son, five sisters and was buried in the Charity Cemetery.
The Shelbyville Gazette, May 4, 1916

MR. and MRS. F. O. WRIGHT of Chattanooga accompanied the remains of their infant daughter, FRANCES IVIE WRIGHT, age two months, to Shelbyville for burial at Willow Mount Cemetery.
The Shelbyville Gazette, May 25, 1916

GEN. EVANDER SHAPARD NEW COMMANDER OF TENN. DIV. U. C. V. -- The promotion of GEN. HICKMAN creates a vacancy in Office of Commander of Tennessee Division, U. C. V., to which Gen. Shapard has been appointed. This is an honor worthily bestowed and very pleasing to our people and is most especially gratifying to GEN. SHAPARD'S old comrades in arms one of whom CHANCELLOR BEARDEN, who was a Captain in the 41st. Tennessee says
        "The personal history of VAN SHAPARD will be epitomized thus: Born at Fayetteville Nov. 1843; well educated; enlisted as private in 41st. Regt. Tenn. Inf. Co. F. at Shelbyville in 1861, where he then resided; Sergt. Major of 41st. June 1864 and of 19th., 24th., and 41st., consolidated  Regt. after Battle of Franklin and then 2nd. Lieut. in 3rd. consolidated Tenn. Regt. (COL. JAS. D. TILLMAN) at reorganization in North Carolina, and surrendered at Greensboro, N. C. in 1865. Attended the Lebanon Law School in 1866 when all the students were Confederate Soldiers and has since been successfully engaged in his chosen profession.
          "VAN was present in every battle this noted regiment participated in from Fort Donelson to Bartonville, never sick; never furloughed; never wounded though always in the thick of the fight; never complained of hardship.
The Shelbyville Gazette, June 1, 1916

COL. JAMES DAVIDSON TILLMAN, one of the most distinguished men of Fayetteville and Lincoln County, died at 3:30 Friday afternoon last at his home, 200 Morgan Avenue (Fayetteville, Tennessee) after a brief illness, due to kidney trouble.
        COL. TILLMAN was born November 25, 1841, in Bedford County, near Shelbyville. His parents were LEWIS and CATHERINE TILLMAN, his maternal ancestors belonging to the distinguished DAVIDSON family of North Carolina. LEWIS TILLMAN, his father, was a man of prominence, serving several times in congress after the War Between the States. At the outbreak of the Civil War COLONEL TILLMAN was just 20 years of age, just completing his legal course at Cumberland University in Lebanon. The call for southern volunteers brought him, with many of his classmates, to the ranks, and he enlisted in the company known as the "Shelbyville Rebels," and went into camp at Camp Trousdale, where his company became a part of the Forty-first Tennessee Regiment, C. S. A. in the organization of which young TILLMAN was made Lieutenant-Colonel. In the battle of Fort Donelson he was captured and kept for some time a prisoner on Sandusky Island. Later he was released in an exchange of prisoners, and rejoined his command, and in a  reorganization of the regiment he was elected colonel the youngest colonel in the Confederate Army.
         At the battle of Chickamauga he was in command of his regiment, and here received a desperate wound which kept him in the hospital for months. No command in the Confederacy suffered heavier loss or did more fighting than the Forty-first Tennessee, and COLONEL TILLMAN gave most distinguished service in a regiment famous for its daring fearleness. He surrendered with GEN. JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON in the spring of 1865 at Salisbury, N. C.
         At the close of the war COLONEL TILLMAN returned to his home at Shelbyville and engaged in the practice of law. On February 28, 1866, he was married to MISS MARY FRANCES BONNER, the daughter of DR. WILLIAM BONNER, of Fayetteville, a woman of unusual charm, culture and brilliance of intellect. COLONEL TILLMAN then located in Fayetteville and practiced his profession, having as his associate COL. JAMES B. LAMB, and later WM. B. LAMB.  He serves as a member of the state legislature both as representative and as senator. He was prominent also in business circles, and was for sometime president of the First National Bank of that city. He was appointed by PRESIDENT CLEVELAND in his second administration as minister to Ecuador, filling this office with credit for three years. COLONEL TILLMAN  was a man of the strongest Christian character, a member of the Southern Presbyterian Church since early boyhood, and a leader in the First Presbyterian Church in that city, in which he had served as elder since 1880.
        On February 28 last COL. and MRS. TILLMAN  celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. the invitations bearing the appropriate quotation.  "Life's evening will take the character of the day that preceded it."
          COLONEL TILLMAN was one of six brothers, all of whom have attained unusual distinction in their chosen professions.  Five are now living--LEWIS TILLMAN, a leading member of the Knoxville bar; JUDGE G. N. TILLMAN and A. M. TILLMAN of Nashville; COL SAMUEL E. TILLMAN, formerly instructor in military tactics at West Point, now retired; and COMMANDER EDMOND TILLMAN of Washington, who was retired  from service in the United States Navy. Surviving COLONEL TILLMAN also are his widow, MRS. FANNIE BONNER TILLMAN, and one sister, MRS. ALMEDA BRANNAN, his death being the first break in the immediate circle since the death of his parents.
The Shelbyville Gazette, June 22, 1916

Personal Mention--MR. PETER RAINEY, an old resident of Bedford County but now living in Lincoln County, was here this week vistiting relatives and friends. He is 88 years of age, though he looks to be 15 or 20 years younger. He is a brother of MR. CLAY RIANEY of the 22 District, himself one of our older citizens.
The Shelbyville Gazette, June 29, 1916

MR. FRANK HIX died at his home on flat Creek Pike, about five miles from Shelbyville, Wednesday last, aged 65 years. MR. HIX was the son of the late WILLIAM S. HIX, who died several years ago, and a brother of MESSRS. D. D. HIX, J. J. HIX, and WILL HIX. He leaves his wife and three children, CHARLES HIX, MRS. JAMES GAMBILL, and MRS. RUTLEDGE LOGAN. Buried in the HIX graveyard.
The Shelbyville Gazette, July 13, 1916

MRS. LUCY INGLE died at the residence of her son-in-law, MR. SAM HOLT, near Haley, Saturday night, aged about 65 years, She was a resident of the 20th District and was a consistent member of the Baptist Church at Big Spring. She was the widow of MR. FAY INGLE, who died years ago. She leaves three sisters, MRS. MARY NEELEY, MRS. J. J. ADAMS of this county, and MRS. ALICE SHEARIN of Birmingham , Ala., and one brother, MR. JAMES WALLACE OF Rutherford County, Tenn.; one daughter, MRS. SAM HOLT, and one son, MR. A. J. INGLE, besides a number of nephews and nieces.
The remains were brought to Shelbyville on the 9:30 train Monday morning and carried to Big Spring Church, in the 20th District, where funeral services were held, after which the burial was at Richmond, by the side of her husband.
The Shelbyville Gazette, July 13, 1916

MRS. MARGARET WHITE died at her home in Blue Stocking Hollow, 20th District of this county, Saturday last, aged about 85 years. She was one of the oldest residents of that part of the county, the widow of THOMAS WHITE,  who died some fifteen years ago, and a sister of MR. N. L. DRYDEN, deceased and a member of the large DRYDEN family who were early settlers of Blue Stocking Hollow that took its name from the name Blue Stocking, applied to the Presbyterian of that early day. She and her husband were long members of the Moore's Chapel Methodist Church. After her husband died she lived in the same house with her son, MR. WALTER WHITE and family until death. MRS. OLIVER ARMSTRONG of Shelbyville is a daughter of MRS. WHITE. Buried in the Moore's Chapel Cemetery.
The Shelbyville Gazette, July 20, 1916

MRS. MAYME RABY, whose death occurred in Greenville, Tenn., June 29. 1916, at the home of her mother, MRS. FLORA WILLS, was born at Greenville, Tenn., July 23, 1885. She came to Fayetteville as the bride of MR. E. S. RABY in Sept. 1911. (Lincoln County News.)
The Shelbyville Gazette, July 20, 1916 

DR. MOSES H. BONNER died in Philadelphia Saturday, having been there and at John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore several weeks, for treatment. DR. BONNER was born at Fayetteville May 1, 1857, was graduated at the university and lived some years in Nashville and practiced medicine there. He had been living at Fayetteville of late with his sister, MRS. P. B. FLINT. His wife was MISS ANN BARTON of Murfreesboro. DR. BONNER was a brother of MRS. EDMOND COOPER, deceased. He leaves three daughters.
The Shelbyville Gazette, July 20, 1916

A Reunion at UNCLE DAN S. STALLINGS-- Two miles south of Palmetto a goodly number of the children and grandchildren of D. S. STALLINGS and AUNT GEORGIA STALLINGS gathered at their home as a surprise with  well-filled baskets the contents of which were spread at noon under the wide spreading maple trees.
      UNCLE DAN is 77 and AUNT GEORGIA is 70 years of age. UNCLE DAN, as he is familiarly called, is a worn out ex-Confederate Soldier with the following record: Enlisted in the 23rd Tennessee Regiment, July 13, 1861; captured at Petersburg, Va., April 2, 1865; discharged from prison at Johnson's Island June 20, 1865, after the last gun was fired and the last roll was called. And for fifty-two years everywhere he has gone he has carried with him honorable scars. (M. W. S. --The Marshall Gazette)
The Shelbyville Gazette, July 27, 1916

News was received here and at Petersburg Saturday of the death at San Bernardino, Cal., of MR. BEN DWIGGINS, formerly of this place. He died Saturday morning of sun stroke. MR. DWIGGINS was born and reared in Bedford County and for years was engaged in the produce business on Depot Street, prior to his going west about fifteen years ago. He was engaged in the farm machinery business out west for years.
       He was a brother of JAS. DWIGGINS of Petersburg, and half brother of H. CLAY DWIGGINS deceased of that place, also half brother of MR. W. W. LACY of Shelbyville. His remains were shipped from the place in California, where he died and are expected to arrive at Petersburg or this place Thursday for burial, as relatives at both places desire him to be buried at one or the other place. He was about 56 years old and unmarried.
The Shelbyville Gazette, July 27, 1916

Information has been received that the remains of MR. BEN DWIGGINS will reach Petersburg Saturday on the train and the burial will be at that place.
The Shelbyville Gazette, July 27, 1916

Charity--The death angel visited our community Monday and claimed for its own the infant son of MR. and MRS. CHARLIE CASHION
The Shelbyville Gazette, August 3, 1916

On yesterday morning at 2:15 o'clock the spirit of MR. W. W. BERRY of this place winged its flight into the realms of the Great Unknown. He leaves surviving him four sons, MR. EDGAR BERRY  of Sanger, Texas; MR. T. H. BERRY, of this place; MR. W. W. BERRY, JR.,  of Rome, Ga., and DR. HUGH BERRY of Memphis. We have known MR. BERRY and his sainted wife since the halcyon days of 1875 at Lynchburg.
The Shelbyville Gazette, August 31, 1916

The Palmetto Community was greatly shocked Tuesday afternoon to learn of the sudden death of MISS MARGARET MOUNT, aged 30, daughter of MRS. ETTA MOUNT of that community was directly caused by the explosion of an alcohol can containing about a gallon of the fluid, while MISS MOUNT was in the act of filling an alcohol iron. The explosion was caused from the fact that the iron was hot at the time of the filling. The explosion threw the alcohol all over the unfortunate lady and every particle of her clothing was burned from her body except that about her neck; and the skin was badly parched except about the face, which the suffering woman thrust into water. MISS MOUNT  was conscience a part of the time of the explosion and her death which was about four hours, but was in a stuper the last hour of two. She died at 8:00 o'clock after suffering great agony. MRS. MOUNT, the mother was badly burned in her effort to extinguish the flames. (Lewisburg Tribune)
The Shelbyville Gazette, September 7, 1916

MR. JACK HASTINGS died of dropsy at the home of his son, REUBEN HASTINGS, near Talley Station last week aged 77 years. He was a member of the Christian Church and leaves four sons, JOE HASTINGS, WILL HASTINGS, REUBEN HASTINGS and JESSE HASTINGS and two daughters, MRS. RAMBO of Fayetteville and MRS. NAT MURDOCK of Petersburg. He was well known to many citizens of Bedford County.
The Shelbyville Gazette, September 21, 1916

MRS. BELLE MEDEARIS HOLMAN, for twenty-seven years an active member and worker in the Russell Street Church of Christ, died at a Nashville hospital Thursday afternoon at 5 o'clock. She had been a member of the Christian Church for thirty-nine years, joining the denomination in Fayetteville, Tenn., her birthplace, when she was 14 years old. In 1889 she was married to MR. W. F. HOLMAN, a real estate man, and moved to Nashville. She is survived by her mother, MRS. J. H. MEDEARIS, nine sisters and three brothers, one son and three daughters. Buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. (Nashville Banner)
The Shelbyville Gazette, September 28, 1916

Charity-- A number of relatives from Charity of MRS. BERRY LEFTWICH honored her by going to her home in Petersburg on last Tuesday with well-filled baskets and giving her a surprise birthday dinner in celebration of her 88th anniversary.
The Shelbyville Gazette, September 28, 1916

MRS. JANE DRYDEN, widow of MR. N. L. DRYDEN, deceased, died at the family residence in Blue Stocking Hollow, 20th District of this county, Friday night at an advanced age from infirmities incident thereto and growing out of paralysis of several years ago. She was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Buried at Moore's Chapel Cemetery.
The Shelbyville Gazette, October 5, 1916

MR. HENRY SANDERS, a prominent farmer residing near Delina, Lincoln County, died suddenly at the railroad station at Petersburg Monday morning. He was in the act of purchasing a ticket for Lewisburg when stricken, dying in a few minutes. MR. SANDERS was born and reared in Bedford County not far from Shelbyville and was a brother to MR. ALEX SANDERS, who lives two miles this side of Petersburg. Also half-brother to MESSRS. J. W. SANDERS and SCOTT SANDERS of this county. He leaves a wife and three children.
The Shelbyville Gazette

These Giles County, TN obituaries have been transcribed by Ruth Hasten Walsh-many thanks to Ruth!
The Pulaski Citizen Wednesday, June 28, 1950
Funeral services for Grover Henry Prosser, age 86, who died Wednesday morning, June 21, at his home near Diana in Giles County after a lingering illness, were conducted on Thursday afternoon at the Diana Church of Christ.
Leslie Wyatt, minister of the Cornersville Church of Christ, officiated and burial was in Diana Cemetery.
A son of the late William and Martha Redd Prosser, he was a native of Moore County but had resided in Giles since 1914. He was a retired farmer. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bettie Stephens Prosser of Diana; two daughters, Mrs. Ola Mai Ashby of Petersburg and Mrs. Co_ney Ridner of Lewisburg; and one son, Grover Prosser of Beech Hill.
The Pulaski Citizen,Wednesday, 15 Jan 1958

Funeral services for John Franklin Prosser, 88, retired farmer of Giles County, will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon in the chapel of Pulaski Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Raymond Crawford, pastor of New Zion Baptist Church, the Rev. Lloyd Hickman and the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist ministers.  Burial will take place in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mr. Prosser died unexpectedly at 4 o'clock Wednesday morning, January15, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fount Thompson, following a paralytic stroke sustained Sunday morning.
Born April 25, 1869, in Moore County, he was the son of the late James M. Prosser and Frances Martin Prosser. Mr. Prosser who had lived most of his life in Giles County, was a member of the New Zion Baptist Church.
His wife, Mrs. Mollie Bagley Prosser, died May 7, 1947.
Mr. Prosser is survived by one son, Ernest Prosser, Pulaski; two daughters, Mrs. Fount Thompson, Pulaski, and Mrs. Annie Weatherman, Lewisburg; eleven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; two brothers, Tom Prosser, Gadsden, Ala., and Hubert Prosser, Shelbyville.
The Pulaski Citizen,Wednesday, November 8, 1950
Funeral services for J. L. Prosser, who died Tuesday (7 Nov 1950 )at his home in Louisville of a heart attack will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday (November 9) at the Church of Christ in Louisville, Ky. Burial will take place in Rest Haven Cemetery in that city.
Mr. Prosser was born and reared in Giles County but had resided in Louisville for the past twenty years. He had been to the polls to vote and became ill when he returned to his home. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
His wife, Mrs. Mary Etta Prosser died in May.
He is survived by five daughters, Mrs. J. L. Hines, Mrs. Joe Smith, Mrs. Boyd Batts, Mrs. Laura Thompson, all of Louisville, and Mrs. Julian King of Florida; one son, Rev. George Prosser of Nashville; and five granddaughters, Mrs. Ike Dale, Mrs. Shields Park, Mrs. Bill Simpson, Mrs. Lucy Bass, and Mrs. Onis Thompson, all of Pulaski.
The Pulaski Citizen,  13 Jun 1951
Funeral services for Mrs. Lilla Colston Prosser, 69, widow of Prof. Wilsford Prosser, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at Bradshaw Baptist Church, near Frankewing. Rites were conducted by the Rev. George Mitchell Prosser, of Nashville, and Rev. Eugene Steelman, pastor of the church.  Burial took place in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Prosser, former resident of Giles County, died of a heart attack at 5 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Vanderbilt Hospital after a two weeks illness. She was a devoted member of the Methodist Church. She was born February 12, 1882, the daughter of the late Sam Colston and Mandy Hobbs Colston. Her husband, well known educator of Giles County, died several years ago.
Mrs. Prosser, who had been making her home in Nashville a number of years, is survived by six daughters, Miss Ruby Prosser and Miss Lucille Prosser, Nashville; and Mrs. Onis Lawrence, Mrs. Grady E. Bass, Mrs. Shields Park and Mrs. Ike Dale, all of Pulaski; two sons, Wilson Prosser, Nashville and Austin Prosser, Midland, Texas; and several grandchildren.
The Pulaski Citizen,5 Jan 1955
Funeral services for Shirley Williams Prosser, 57, farmer of McBurg, were held on December 31, at Bradshaw Baptist Church. Burial took in Wright Cemetery.
Son of Mrs. Carrie Harrison Prosser of Beech Hill and the late Jonathan Prosser, he was a member of Bradshaw Baptist Church.  
Mr. Prosser is also survived by his wife, Mrs. Lettie Cameron Prosser; three daughters, Mrs. J. O. Bean, Old Hickory and Mrs. G. G. Holland, Cornersville and Mrs. Rogers; and three sisters, Mrs. Jim Davis, Lincoln County, Mrs. William Reaves, Beech Hill, Mrs. Robert Allen Dugger, Pulaski; three brothers, Charlie Prosser, Beech Hill, Alton Prosser, Louisville, and Hildridge Prosser, Chicago.
The Pulaski Citizen,  19 Mar 1952
Funeral services for Mrs. Mamie Lovett Jackson, 66, were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at McBurg Church of Christ, conducted by Jim Sanders of Petersburg. Burial took place in Wright Cemetery near McBurg. She died at 9 o'clock Monday morning, March 17, at the home following a long illness.
Born and reared in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late A. J. Lovett and Betty Jane Brady Lovett. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Mrs. Jackson is survived by her husband, J. C. Jackson; three daughters, Mrs. Samuel Turner, Lewisburg, Mrs. Frank Turner, Tullahoma and Miss Rachel Jackson, McBurg; and four sisters, Mrs. W. O. Reed, Lewisburg, Mrs. Clyde Harwell, McBurg; Mrs. Effie Haislip and Mrs. Charlie Prosser, both of Beech Hill in Giles County.
The Pulaski Citizen,  20 Jun 1951
H. W. Blankenship, 72, retired railroad man of Prospect, died at 9 o'clock Wednesday night, June 6, at his home after several months illness.
Rites were conducted the following Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the residence by Rev. Elwood Denson, pastor of Prospect Methodist Church. Burial took place in the Prospect Cemetery.
Born in Maury County, he was the son of the late John Blankenship and Betsy Cape Blankenship. Most of his life he spent in Giles County, where he was employed by the L&N Railroad. In time he was advanced to foreman of section hands which he held for twenty-five years. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mr. Blankenship's first wife, Mrs. Hassie Thurman Blankenship died in August, 1922.
His second wife, Mrs. Susie Sutherland Blankenship, survives. He is also survived by two daughters, Mrs. Spencer Fogg, Aspen Hill and Mrs. Matthew Harwell, College Grove; three sons, R. H. Blankenship, Aspen Hill, John W. Blankenship, Veto, Ala., and Thurman Blankenship, Birmingham, Ala.; one sister, Mrs. Eural Smith, Itaska, Texas; two half-sisters, Mrs. Tillman Anderson, Columbia and Mrs. Ernest Prosser, Pulaski; and two half-brothers, John May Blankenship, Bunker Hill, and Henry F. Blankenship, Columbia.
The Pulaski Citizen,  22 Apr 1959
Funeral services for Mrs. W. D. Purdom, 64, former resident of the Diana community, were held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Diana Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. J. C. Elkins and the Rev. E. G. Godwin of Clarksville. Burial took place in the church cemetery. Mrs. Purdom died Tuesday, April 14, at Maury County Hospital after an illness of several months.
The former Miss Ethel Clark, she was born in Giles County, the daughter of the late A. J. Clark and Annie Beck Clark. She was a Methodist.
Mrs. Purdom is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Louise Prosser, Covington, Va.; two sons, Wayne Purdom, Columbia, and W. David Purdom, Nashville; two grandsons, and one great grandson; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Wilkinson, Elkton, and Mrs. W. J. Erwin, Diana; and three brothers, Roy A. Clark and Roscoe Clark, Diana, and Armon Clark, Charleston, S. C. 
The Pulaski Citizen,  07 May 1952
Funeral services for William Dave Purdom, 64, well known Citizen,of Diana, were held Sunday afternoon at the Diana Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. J. C. Elkins, pastor, and the Rev. M. K. Harwell, of Fayetteville and the Rev. E. G. Godwin of Collinwood. Burial took place in the Diana Cemetery.
     Mr. Purdom died of a heart ailment at 5:15 o'clock Friday afternoon, May 2, at his home after an extended illness. He was born and reared in the county, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Purdom. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mr. Purdom is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ethel Clark Purdom; one daughter, Mrs. Louise P. Prosser, Covington, Va.; two sons, Wayne Purdom, Diane, and S. Sgt. David Purdom, Jr., U. S. Army, on emergency leave from Germany; one grandson, A. J. Prosser, Jr., Lackland Air Force, San Antonio, Texas; and three sisters, Mrs. J. H. Harmon, Pulaski, Mrs. Will Bond, Lynnville, and Mrs. Jim Connell, Columbia. McDaniel Funeral Home, Funeral Directors.
The Pulaski Citizen,3 Sep 1958
Funeral services for Louis Johnson (Wake) Redd, 81, retired farmer and school bus driver, were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Bradshaw Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, the Rev. Lloyd L. Hickman and J. H. McCord. Burial took place in the church cemetery. Mr. Redd died at 8:15 o'clock on Friday night, August 29, at Giles County Hospital after several months declining health.
Born July 6, 1877, in Lincoln County, he was the son of the late John Redd and Eliza Burns Redd. His wife, Mrs. Ida Bell Prosser Redd, died April 22, 1947.
Mr. Redd was a member of the Baptist Church and had served on the School Board of Beech Hill School.
Mr. Redd is survived by three sons, Cletus Redd, Pulaski, and Melvin and Mabron Redd, Lawrenceburg; four daughters, Mrs. Ellie Cole, Miss Louise Redd, and Mrs. J. R. Hastings, Pulaski and Mrs. Charlie Moore, Sr., Nashville; nineteen grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Earl Holley, Pulaski. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge.
The Pulaski Citizen,  29 May 1957
Funeral services for Mrs. Lucy Bettie Tallent, 61, will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Bradshaw Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Lloyd Hickman and the Rev. H. G. Coston, Baptist ministers, and burial will take place in the church cemetery. Mrs. Tallent died at 5:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at a Nashville hospital after a long illness.
Born January 16, 1896, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late John L. Prosser and Sue Lou Turner Prosser. and was a member of the Bradshaw Baptist Church.
Mrs. Tallent is survived by husband, George Henry Tallent, Frankewing; two daughters, Mrs. William Butler Simpson, Pulaski, and Mrs. Dan Foster, Nashville; three sons, Leonard Tallent, Minneapolis, Minn., Carl Tallent, Savannah, and Gilbert Tallent, Chicago, Ill.; fifteen grandchildren; one half-brother, G. M. Prosser, Nashville; and five sisters, Mrs. Joe Smith and Mrs. George Heinz, Mrs. Boyd Batts and Mrs. Ed Sage, all of Louisville, Ky., and Mrs. Julius King, Diana, Tenn.  Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.
The Pulaski Citizen 18 May 1966
Robert Allen Dugger, 44, employee of Redstone Arsenal at Huntsville, Ala., for fourteen years, died unexpectedly of an apparent heart attack Friday night, May 13 at 9 o'clock. Stricken while riding with his brother, Raburn Dugger, he was rushed by ambulance to Lincoln County Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Services were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon in Gallant Funeral Home with the burial in Riverview Memorial Gardens, Fayetteville.
He was a native of Pulaski and was a veteran of World War II.
In addition to his brother, James Raburn Dugger, Fayetteville, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Prosser Dugger; one son, Philip Wayne Dugger, Fayetteville; his parents, Ruth Summerford Dugger and Clifford Dugger, Pulaski; four other brothers, Clifford Dugger, Jr., San Diego, Calif., Frank Dugger, Renton, Wash., Harold Lee Dugger and Edward Brown Dugger, both of Pulaski; and one sister, Mrs. Henry (Geraldine) Harwell, Pulaski.
The Pulaski Citizen 29 Apr 1967
Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Harwell, 76, were conducted Monday, April 24, at 2:00 p. m., in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, with the Rev. Mack Pinkelton and Lloyd Hickman officiating.  Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery.
Mrs. Harwell died Sunday, April 23, at Giles County Hospital following an extended illness. She was a native of Lincoln County, born May 25, 1890, the daughter of the late Andrew Johnson and Elizabeth Jane Brady Lovett.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas Clyde Harwell, Frankewing; two sons, Johnson Harwell, Beech Hill, and Aubrey Harwell, McBurg; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. F. F. Haislip and Mrs. Charlie Prosser, Beech Hill, and Mrs. W. O. Reed, Fayetteville.
Burial took place in the church cemetery. 
The Pulaski Citizen 10 Oct 1962
Funeral services for Julian Lee McCormick, 29, native of Giles County, were held at 2:30 o'clock, Sunday afternoon at Pulaski Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Lloyd Hickman, the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Pulaski, and the Rev. Giles Hughes, Evansville, Ind.  Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.  Mr. McCormick died Saturday, October 6, at the home of his father-in-law, Ernest Prosser, after several months illness.
Born June 29, 1933, in Giles County, he was the son of D. Bell McCormick and Mrs. Ada Smith McCormick of Pulaski.  He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Evansville, Ind., where he was employed previous to his extended illness.
In addition to his parents, Mr. McCormick is survived by his wife, Mrs. Betty Jean Prosser McCormick; two daughters, Sherean and Shelia McCormick; and two sisters, Mrs. Hoyt Haislip, Decatur, Ala., and Mrs. John W. Turner, Pulaski.
Pulaski Funeral Home in charge of arrangements
The Pulaski Citizen 28 Aug 1968
Funeral services for Alton Jenkins Prosser, 61, were held Tuesday afternoon, August 27, at 2 o'clock in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, with the Rev. Lloyd Hickman officiating.  Burial was in Bradshaw Cemetery.
Mr. Prosser, an employee of the American Rubber Company, Louisville, Ky., died Saturday, August 24, at Norton Infirmary in Louisville.
A native of Giles County, Mr. Prosser was born the son of the late Jonathan and Carrie Prosser.  He was a member of the Baptist Church.
Survivors include one son, Alton J. Prosser, Jr., St. Louis, Mo.; three sisters, Mrs. William Reaves, Lewisburg, Mrs. Robert A. Dugger, Fayetteville, and Mrs. Jim Davis, McBurg; two brothers, Charlie Prosser and Marion H. Prosser, both of Beech Hill; and three grandchildren.
Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
PROSSER, Carrie Elizabeth Hardison The Pulaski Citizen 20 Apr 1960           
Funeral services for Mrs. Jonathan Prosser, 81, resident of the Beech Hill Community, were held at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Bradshaw Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Lloyd Hickman, pastor of the church. Burial took place in the church cemetery. 
Mrs. Prosser died on Saturday morning, April 16, at Giles County Hospital after an extended illness.
The former Miss Carrie Elizabeth Hardison, she was born June 7, 1878, in Marshall County, daughter of the late Dick Hardison and Irene White Hardison. Her husband, Jonathan Prosser, died several years ago.  She was a member of Bradshaw Baptist Church.
Mrs. Prosser is survived by three sons, Charles F. Prosser, Beech Hill, Hildredge Prosser, Giles County, and Alton Prosser, Louisville, Ky.; three daughters, Mrs. Jim Davis and Mrs. Robert Allen Dugger, Lincoln County, and Mrs. William Reaves, Beech Hill; twelve grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Conner Coggin, Bunker Hil.
Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
PROSSER, Grover C.   The Pulaski Citizen 18 Apr 1962
Funeral services for Grover C. Prosser, 71, farmer of the Noah Community in Coffee County, and a native of Giles County, were held at one o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Brick Church Presbyterian Church.  Burial took place in the church cemetery.  Mr. Prosser died Sunday night, April 8, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Woodbury, Tenn.
Born and reared in Giles County, he had lived in Coffee County about twenty-five years.
Mr. Prosser is survived by his step-mother, Mrs. Betty Prosser, Shelbyville; one daughter, Mrs. Fred Lemmons of the Noah Community; one sister, Mrs. Courtney Ridner, Lewisburg; and one half-sister, Mrs. Ola Mae Ashby, Shelbyville.
PROSSER, Henry Wilson   The Pulaski Citizen 2 Jul 1969                                  
Henry Wilson Prosser, Sr., 53 of Muscle Shoals, AL., died Monday evening, June 9 at 11:45 o'clock at ECM Hospital following cancer surgery.
Services were conducted Wednesday, June 11, in Morrison-Elkins Chapel, Florence, AL, by the Rev. T. A. Duke.  Burial was in Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Prosser was a native of Giles County, the son of the late Prof. and Mrs.
Henry Wilford Prosser.
He had been a resident of Muscle Shoals area for ten years.  He was engaged in the insurance business and was a member of the Woodward Avenue Baptist Church in Muscle Shoals.
             Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Agnes Hopton Prosser; two sons, Harold S. Prosser, Athens; Henry Wilson Prosser, Jr. Florence; one daughter, Miss Patricia Faye Prosser, Muscle Shoals; six sisters, Mrs. Lucy Bass, Goodsprings, Mrs. Mary Dale, Pulaski, Mrs. Maudie Park, Columbia, Miss Lucille Prosser,  Nashville, Mrs. Tula Lawrence, Minor Hill, and Mrs. Rubye Davenport, Atlanta, GA; one brother, Austin Prosser, Missouri; and four grandchildren.
PROSSER, Virginia Louise The Pulaski Citizen 13 Mar 1968
Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Louise Prosser, 55, of Covington, Va., formerly of Giles County, were held at 2 p. m. Friday, March 8, at the Diana Methodist Church. Burial was in the Diana Cemetery.
Mrs. Prosser, the former Louise Purdom, died Monday morning in a Clifton Forge, Va. hospital, from injuries suffered in an auto accident.
She was the daughter of the late W. D. and Ethel Clark Purdon, both of Giles County.
Survivors include one son, A. J. Prosser, Jr., St. Louis, Mo.; two brothers, Wayne C. Purdom, Madison and W. D. Purdom, Jr., Nashville; and three grandchildren.
The Pulaski Citizen 14 Mar 1962
Funeral services for Maybern Redd, 61, manager of the Spur Station at Lawrenceburg, were held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Highland Park Baptist Church in Lawrenceburg with the pastor, the Rev. Mr. Stockman officiating.  Burial took place in Mimosa Cemetery, near Lawrenceburg.  Mr. Redd died at 4 o'clock on Tuesday, March 6, at his home in Lawrenceburg after a brief illness.                          
Born November 4, 1900, in Lincoln County, he was the son of the late L. J. Redd and Ida Prosser Redd.   He was reared in the Beech Hill section of Giles County, moving to Lawrenceburg twenty-three years ago. 
For a five-year period he was the manager of the Pulaski Spur Service Station before becoming the manager of the station in Lawrenceburg.
He was a member of Highland Park Baptist Church.
Mr. Redd is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ruby Wilburn Redd; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Coggin, Diana, and Miss Ethel Redd, Lawrenceburg; one son, Eugene Redd, Nashville; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild; four sisters, Mrs. Carl Cole, Miss Louise Redd and Mrs. John Robert Hastings, all of Pulaski, and Mrs. Charlie Moore, Nashville; and two brothers, Cletus Redd, Pulaski, and Malvin Redd, Lawrenceburg.