LEWIS M. BRUMMETT
Death Certificate is spelled Lewis Martin Brummett, Mississippi State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics. Certificate number B9181.
Death Notice in newspaper:
L. M. BRUMMETT DIES.
Mr. L. M. Brummett died Sunday, May 10th at his home in Lafayette Springs, after an illness of several weeks. He was 74 years of age and was one of the Co.'s best citizens. The body was laid to rest Monday at Lafayette Springs in the (La)Odica church cemetery, Rev. F. M. Purser conducting the funeral services.
Mr. Brummett is survived by 13 children, four of his first wife's children are as follows: W. W. Brummett, Oxford; G. H. Brummett, L. H. Brummett, Whittier, Cal.; Mrs. J. C. Lancaster, Oklahoma City.
Nine children by a later marriage survive him, all grown except one young girl about 16 years old.
Many friends extend sympathy to the bereaved family.
Marriage records at Lafayette Co. Court House in Book G, Page 416.
LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF L. M. BRUMMETT
State of Mississippi, Co. of Lafayette.
I, L. M.. Brummett, a citizen of Lafayette Co. Mississippi, being above the age of twenty one years, of sound and disposing mind and memory and knowing the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death, do make this my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all other wills heretofore made by me.
FIRST: It is my Will that all my just debts that may be owing by me at the time of my death be paid as soon thereafter as is practicable by me hereinafter named Executor, said debts to be paid by him to include all expenses of my last sickness and burial expenses.
SECOND: It is my Will that my hereinafter named Executor place a suitable tombstone at my grave and at the grave of my second wife, Mrs. Addie Brummett, the said tombstone to be selected by my said Executor and paid for out of my estate.
- THIRD: It is my Will that my daughter Ruth Brummett have the bedstead, bed and all beding and all other articles that formerly belonged to her mother, my second wife, Mrs. Addie Brummett.
- FOURTH: It is my Will that in the event of my death before my daughter Ruth Brummett reaches the age of eighteen years that she, my daughter Ruth Brummett, shall make her home with some other one of my children until she becomes eighteen years of age, and it is my Will that she, Ruth Brummett be allowed to select the one or ones of my other children with whom she shall live until she becomes eighteen years of age. If I should die before she attains said age, and I hereby authorize and instruct my hereinafter named Executor to pay to such of my other children as shall take care of said daughter Ruth the sum of One Hundred dollars per year of fractional part of a year for their said service, and for said sum of $100.00 per year the one with whom my daughter Ruth lives shall feed, and clothe in a reasonable manner, and educate my daughter Ruth during said time she becomes eighteen years of age, and when my Daughter Ruth Brummett becomes eighteen years of age my hereinafter named Executor shall pay to her the sum of One Hundred Dollars in addition to such other sums of money as she may be entitled to as a distrioatee of my estate. I make this provision because of the fact that I have given my other children the same sum of money upon their becoming of legal age.
- FIFTH: It is my will that my hereinafter named Executor shall have full and complete authority to rent any of my estate, and collect the rents thereof, until such time as he may think best to sell said lands. And he shall also have complete authority to sell at any time, or in any manner either at private sale or by advertisement any personal property or real estate that I may own at the time of my death, and as soon after any such sale as is practicable my said Executor shall distribute the proceeds among my heirs at law in the proportion herein after set forth, however, if at said time my daughter Ruth shall not have reached the age of eighteen then her part of said sums of money shall be kept for her by my said Executor until she becomes eighteen years of age and then given over to her.
- SIXTH: It is my Will that my estate shall be distributed among my heirs in the following proportion: My son Jessie having received a good share of his part in my estate during my lifetime it is my will that he receive the sum of twenty five dollars out of my estate at the time of my death and no more. And all others of my children named as follows, towit; George H. Brummett, Walter Brummett, the heirs of Texas Kirby, Maude Lancaster, Lewis Brummett, Curtis Brummett, Cora Littlejohn, Wiley Brummett, Thelma Fuller, Alder McLarty, Ruby McCoy, Ruth Brummett, Dew Brummett share equally in any part that is left of my estate after the payment to Jessie Brummett as herein provided for and to Ruth Brummett and for care and keeping of Ruth Brummett until she becomes eighteen years of age as herein provided, and whatever sums that may be expended for my burial expenses and the placing of suitable tombstones to my grave and that of my wife Addie Brummett as herein provided. And if either of my children above named should die before the distribution herein provided for is made, then, and in that event, my Executor shall distribute the share of such deceased one to the Heirs of their body if they leave heirs of their body, and if any of my above named children should die before receiving the distribution herein provided for and without leaving heirs of their body then the share which they would have inherited shall go back into my estate and be divided equally among those of my children who survive said distribution or leave heirs surviving same.
- SEVENTH: It is my Will that George H. Brummett if he survive me shall be the Executor of this my Last Will and Testament, and he is hereby authorized by me to serve without bond and without accounting to any court, and he shall have full authority to sell any of my real estate and to make deeds thereto and to sell my personal property using his best judgment as to the time and manner of selling any or all of my property and he shall make distribution of my estate among the distributees thereof as above setforth and to do any and all things that he may think best for the proper administration of my estate.
Witness my signature to this my Last Will and Testament this Feb.3rd, 1924
L .M. Brummett
PROOF OF WILL
The State of Mississippi, Lafayette Co. Sct, Chancery Court, May 14th, A.D. 1925
In the matter of a certain instrument of writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of L .M. Brummett, deceased, late of Lafayette Co. personally appeared before me, W. M. Woodward, Clerk of the Chancery Court, W.L. Heard, subscribing witness to a certain instrument of writing, purporting to be the last Will and Testament of L. M. Brummett, deceased, late of Lafayette Co. who, having been first duly sworn, say that the said L. M. Brummett, signed, published and declared the said instrument as his last Will and Testament on the 3 day of February A.D. 1925, the day of the date of said instrument in the presence of the deponents, and the said testor, was then of sound, disposing mind and memory, was more than twenty one years of age, and that these deponents subscribed and attested said instrument, as Witnesses to the signature and publication thereof, at the special instance, and in the presence of the testator and in the presence of each other, on the day and year of the date thereof.
SWORN to and subscribed before me, this the 22 day of May, 1925
SEAL W. M. Woodward,
The State of Mississippi, Co. of Lafayette, I, W. M. Woodward, Clerk of the Chancery Court of above said Co. and State hereby certify that the foregoing Will and Proof of Will of L. M.. Brummett was filed for record on the 22nd day of May A.D., 1925 and was recorded on the 22nd day of May A.D., 1925.
W. M.. Woodward,
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Miss. Evelyn Crocker, County Coordinator
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