BARNETT RITES TO BE HELD TOMORROW
Funeral service for Albert James Edward
Barnett, Kossuth, who died at the home of his son, Odell
Barnett, at Kossuth this morning at 7 o’clock, will be
held tomorrow afternoon, Friday, from the Tishomingo Chapel at 1 o’clock.
Mr. Barnett, who was 72 years of age, had been in failing
health for four years prior to his death.
He was born on June 29, 1875, in Alabama
and was a retired farmer. He was married to Miss Arie Michael
in 1895, who preceded him in death in 1913, leaving three children, and to
Mrs. Etta Wren in 1915, who survives him. To this union
was born three children. Mr. Barnett was a member of the
Baptist church and many friends and relatives of the community are grieved
to learn of his death.
Officiating at the funeral service will be
Rev. Cain of Walnut. Burial will be in the Bridges family
cemetery 10 miles west of Booneville, with McPeters
Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Etta Wren
Barnett, Kossuth; three sons, M.E. Barnett
of Kossuth, Owen Barnett of Corinth, and Odell
Barnett of Kossuth; three daughters, Mrs. Mattie Gentry,
Middleton, Tennessee, Mrs. May Gentry, Memphis, and Mrs.
Ola Mills of Tupelo; two sisters, Mrs. Maudie
McNutt, Corinth, and Mrs. Verdia Thern; Iuka, 20
grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
BARNES RITES ON SATURDAY
William Martin Barnes of Rienzi, Miss. Died
at 6 Friday Morning
Funeral service for William Martin
Barnes, who died in the home of his brother, Ike Barnes,
at Rienzi, Mississippi, on Friday morning at 6 o’clock, was held on
Saturday morning at 10 o’clock from the Union church with Rev. Cleaten
Mr. Barnes, who was 76
years of age at the time of his death, was married to Miss Nancy
Marckle about 50 years ago and she preceded him in death about 15
years ago. He was a member of the Methodist church and many friends and
relatives of the community are grieved to learn of his death.
Burial was in the Union church cemetery
with Perkins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by one brother, Ike
Barnes of Route 1, Rienzi; one nephew Tommy Barnes
of Kossuth; three nieces, Mrs. Alec Marckle, Mrs.
Orlander Rencher and Miss Louola Barnes,
and a number of other relatives.
Pallbearers were Thomas Barnes,
Billy Barnes, Leroy Marckle, Freeman
Gurley, Verell Miller and Deail
M’GUIRE RITES ON WEDNESDAY
Spanish-Amercian War Veteran of Glen Died
Hugh McGuire, retired
farmer of Glen, Mississippi, died yesterday morning at 5:15 o’clock in the
home of his stepdaughter, Mrs. Will Strachan, following
an illness of two weeks.
Mr. McGuire, who was 87
years of age at the time of his death, was born in Ireland but lived the
major portion of the life in the United States. He was married in 1906 to
Miss Mary Chambers Choate of Memphis,
Tennessee, who preceded him in death on March 3, 1945. He was a veteran of
Spanish-American War. Mr. McGuire, who was a member of
the Catholic Church, was known and loved by many friends and relatives of
the community who are grieved to learn of his death.
Funeral services will be held today. Burial
will be in the Henry Cemetery with McPeters Funeral Home
in charge of arrangements.
He leaves one stepson, Mark Choate
of Corinth; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Will Strachan of Glen,
20 grandchildren, a number of great grandchildren, and a number of nephews
GRAVEL HILL FARMER DIED EARLY TODAY
W.J. McCoy, Retired Farmer, Ill Past Four
W.J. McCoy, well-known
retired farmer of the Gravel Hill community in Tennessee, died at his home
this morning following an illness of several years. He was seriously ill
only a few weeks prior to his death. Mr. McCoy, who was
well-known in Corinth, was 82 years of age at the time of his passing.
A native of the Gravel Hill community, Mr.
McCoy was active in civic affairs of the area during his
active years. Several years ago he suffered a broken hip which handicapped
him considerably, resulting in his retirement from active farm operations.
Survivors include his widow; Mrs. Martha J.
McCoy and six children, Mrs. Elnor Hopkins
and William A. McCoy of Corinth, Mrs. Audrey Gray
of Gravel Hill, Warren B. McCoy of Selmer, Elsie
McCoy of Chicago, Illinois, and Sexton A. McCoy
of Nashville, Tennessee; a sister, Mrs. Q.A. Latta of
Michie, Tennessee; and two brothers, J.R. and J.W. McCoy
of Gravel Hill.
Funeral service will be held from Gravel
Hill Baptist Church.
MRS. THRASHER BURIED TODAY
Mrs. Elizabeth Thrasher of
Walnut Died Sunday After Long Illness
Funeral service for Mrs. Julia
Thrasher of Route 3, Walnut, were held this afternoon at 2
o’clock from the Eberneza (sic) Church. Mrs. Thrasher
died Sunday night, August 31st, at 10:50 o’clock after eight
months of failing health followed by two months of serious illness.
Mrs. Thrasher was a native
of Alcorn County and was a member of the Methodist Church. She was married
to W.T. Thrasher about 1890, who survives her. She was 74
years of age at the time of her death. Many friends and relatives of the
community are grieved to learn of her death.
Burial will be in the Eberneeza (sic)
church cemetery with McPeters Funeral Home in charge of
She is survived by her husband, W.T.
Thrasher, of Walnut; five sons, Berry Thrasher
of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Bryan Thrasher of Ripley,
Mississippi, Luther Thrasher of Marked Tree, Arkansas,
Mark Thrasher of Dell, Arkansas, and Chester
Thrasher of Walnut; three daughters, Mrs. Elsie Hilburn
of Corinth, Mrs. Lola Mae Crum of Walnut, and Mrs. Annie
D. Richardson of Walnut; three brothers Mack Bell
of Walnut, Arnold Bell of Baton Route, and Arthur
Bell of Blytheville, Arkansas; two sisters, Mrs. Babe
Rogers of Corinth, and Mrs. Flora Hopper of
Clinton, Louisiana; 22 grandchildren, and either great grandchildren.
HIGGINS RITES HELD TODAY AT WALNUT
Mrs. Edna Higgins Died Saturday at
Mrs. Enda Jane Higgins,
1518 Proper Street, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jack
Wright, 244 Linden Street, Jackson, Tennessee, Saturday night at
10:20 o’clock following an illness of three years.
Mrs. Higgins, who was 67
years of age at the time of her death, was a native of Tippah County, and
had been residing with her daughter at Jackson for the past year. She was
married in 1900 to A.D. Higgins, who preceded her in
death in 1940. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and her death
is mourned by a host of friends and relatives in Corinth and Jackson.
Funeral service was held this morning at
the Walnut Methodist Church with Rev. Limings and Rec.
Dan Craig officiating. Burial was in the Harmony church
cemetery with McPeter’s Funeral Home in charge of
She leaves one son, T.L. Higgins
of Corinth; one daughter, Mrs. Jack Wright of Jackson,
Tennessee; one brother, Walter Glover of Lawrenceburg,
Tennessee, two sisters, Mrs. Jim Luna Walson
of Walnut; two grandchildren.
J.D. TRANTHAM DEATH VICTIM THIS MORNING
Community Farmer To Be Buried On Wednesday
Funeral service for James Daniel
Trantham, Route 1, Corinth, who died this morning at 5:07 o’clock
at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Dan Felker, will be
held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Holly Church. Mr.
Trantham, who was 67 years of age, had been ill for about one
year prior to his death.
Mr. Trantham was a native
of Tippah County, Mississippi, and was a member of the Baptist Church. He
had been engaged in farming near Corinth for about 29 years, and made many
friends in the community who, with his relatives, are grieved to learn of
his death. He was married in 1907 to Miss Trannie Mae Harris,
who preceded him in death on August 27, 1947.
Rev. Sam M. Butts will
conduct the last rites. Burial will be in the Holly cemetery with
McPeters Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by three sons, Carl
Trantham, Baxter Trantham and Leon
Trantham, all of Corinth, Route 1; two daughters, Mrs. Leonard
Sweat and Mrs. Charline Felker of
Corinth, Route 1; two brothers, Buddy Trantham of
Prentiss County, Mississippi; and Paul Trantham of Texas,
and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Irby Jobe,
Sam Felker, Hillie Bridges, Bill
Parks, Josh Trantham and Austin Miller.