Misc. Obituaries of 1930


The body of Mrs. Nancy Paralee Gilton will be laid to rest at Babb’s cemetery northeast of Corinth this afternoon, the burial service being directed by Tyson undertakers.

Mrs. Gilton died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Julia Bingham, 7 miles northeast of the city. She was 81 years of age; a member of the Christian church and a woman loved and respected by everyone with whom she was acquainted.

She is survived by one son, J.M. Gilton and three daughters, Mrs. Julia Bingham with whom she made her home; Mrs. Mattie Lambert and Mrs. Ludell Knight. The funeral services will be conducted by Elder S.P. Copeland. Deceased was the widow of James Gilton, whose death occurred seven years ago.



A deplorable tragedy took place Saturday afternoon about 3 o’clock near Biggersville, about 8 miles South of Corinth on the Gulf Highway that has brought sadness into one home and plunged another into trouble resulting in the arrest of Burt Henderson charged with manslaughter in the killing of L.R. Gammel, 50, who was hit while crossing the highway by the car driven by Henderson.

It is stated that Henderson, an employee of Galtney Motor Company, was going South on the highway, driving a Ford car, in answer to a call for a mechanic from the home of Perry Lucken in the Hinkle Creek community, several miles South of Biggersville.

Gammel, together with Gene Latch, Estes McLemore and possibly another party had been to the Biggersville Mercantile Company, to make certain purchases and Gammel got into a wagon with the others and rode to a point on the highway some one hundred yards south of the top of Biggers hill when he got out to walk to his home a short distance from the highway and possibly one half mile from the store.

It is stated that a few minutes after he left the wagon one of the party looked back about the time the passing car came in contact with the unfortunate man and exclaimed, "Oh Lord, they have killed him." Gammel either stepped in front of the car or the driver hit the man and did not realize what was happening until too late.

The impact threw Gammel against the radiator and in falling was caught underneath and dragged a distance of approximately ninety feet, when the car sped on and left the unfortunate man lying in the road mangled and in a dying condition. One leg showed a break in three places; the other leg was broken and one eye knocked out. He never regained consciousness and died within fifteen minutes.

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