Daily Corinthian Newspaper, Corinth, Mississippi
Dated August 2, 1949
GOOKIN SERVICE HELD TODAY AT FUNERAL CHAPEL
MRS. C.H. GOOKIN PASSED YESTERDAY AFTERNOON HERE
Death came to Mrs. Frances Margaret Gookin, 83, at 3:25 o'clock
yesterday afternoon at the family home, 1203 Tate Street following a
serious illness of ten days. She had been in failing health for the
past thirteen years.
Funeral service was held this afternoon at 3 o'clock from the chapel
of McPeters Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. Lester M. James of
Decatur, Georgia. Burial was in Henry cemetery with McPeters Funeral
Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Gookin was a native of Moulton, Alabama, and was married to C.H.
Gookin in April of 1892 at that place. She was a member of the
Methodist church where she was active in its affairs until failing
health curtailed her work. She had a host of friends who were
grieved to learn of her passing.
Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Charles A. Gookin of
Memphis; three daughters, Mrs. Lois Counce of Corinth, Mrs. Pearl
James of Decatur, Georgia, and Mrs. Lottie Willett of Birmingham,
Alabama; a brother, Charles C. Doss of Hartselle, Alabama, She is
also survived by 16 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Active pallbearers were: Homer Denton, H.L. Denton, Lester James,
Jr., Robert Willett, Elbert Yarbrough, C.K. Jobe, Billy Switzer and
Honorary pallbearers were: Sidney Young, A.Z. Rodgers, John Brady,
Doc Madden, John Sanders and Everett Counce.