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Lockhart Family Obituaries

Mrs. C. C. Lockhart
Mr. Claude Lockhart
Barry Lockhart
Dr. George W. Lockhart
Mrs. George W. Lockhart
Dr. Madison King

Mrs. C. C. Lockhart has passed away

   After years of suffering and months of weariness and exhaustion, borne with fortitude and Christian resignation, Mrs. Claud Lockhart passed away Friday morning, April 29, 1944, at five o'clock. Conscious to the last, she peacefully fell asleep, the sleep "from which none e'er wakes to weep, and went to join loved ones waiting for her in the Better Land".
   In a feeling, tender manner Rev. Robert L. Ray, young Baptist minister of the town conducted the funeral held at the residence Saturday afternoon at two o'clock, attended by a large assemblage of relative and acquaintances representatives from several different communities and distant points.
  A selected choir, Mrs. Everett Harris, Mrs. Dorothy Harris, Mrs. J. B. Fontaine, Jr., and Mr. E Spain, sang those ever beautiful old songs, "Rock of Ages" and "Abide With Me", after which the hearse, followed by her loved family and their many sympathizing friends, wended its way to the cemetery, and the tired, worn little body laid to rest by the side of her husband who had preceded her exactly three years. Both graves were hidden from view by flowers of numerous designs and arrangements, and of every hue and variety, silent testimonials of affection for the sleeper and sympathy for the bereaved.
  Jennie Bell Wilson was born June 25, 1877, in St. Joe, Texas, but with her parents came to Mississippi when quite young, and where she grew to womanhood and was educated and married. She was a daughter of Hugh W. and Mollie Strawn Wilson, pleasantly remembered by some of our older citizens.
  Hers was a generous, responsive nature, kindly interested in those about her, charitable and sympathetic in their behalf. Because of these characteristics, she continually added to her list of friends. During her girlhood, she made an open profession of religion and united with the Missionary Baptist Church, remaining a steadfast and faithful throughout the years, although ill health has denied her the privilege of attending worship and taking an active part in the religious affairs, much to her regret.
   She was untied in marriage in 1900 to C. C. Lockhart, a member of one of Pontotoc county's most prominent and aristocratic families, and since that time they have made their home at "Oak Lawn" the beautiful, picturesque plantation of his forefathers still in their possession and where five generations of the family have lived.
   Here Mr. Claud and his wife, whom he found a willing, capable help-mate, always eager to perform a full range of every task, strove to keep up the standard of living and to sustain its reputation for hospitality. The effort was highly successful as every visitor crossing that threshold could attest.
  While storms have destroyed many of the massive oak trees, which had suggested the name of the place, thus changing the appearance of the grounds to some extent, and a nice modern residence has been erected in recent years, the old regime will never be forgotten, the Oak Lawn atmosphere prevails, good-will and graciousness felt, a welcome assured.
  Four children blessed the union, all still living, and were present at their mother's funeral. They are as followed: Dorothy Lenora (Mrs. W. E. Duncan of Columbus, Mississippi), Paul, of Longview, Texas (Civil Engineer), Claud Wilson ("Pete", a planter at Pontotoc), and Lieutenant George Madison Lockhart, Sebring, Florida, Army Air Corps.
  Beside rearing her own children, she cared for two motherless young nephews of her husband, Frank and Barry Lockhart, the remaining one the latter loving and cherishing her memory today as though she had indeed been his parent. Another member of the household for many years, until death claimed her, was Mr. Claud's gentle, sweet-spirited, cultured mother, and an own daughter could not have been kinder, or more devoted to her than was Jennie Bell.
  Until deprived of health, she was a tireless housekeeper, and a model home-maker, doing a full share herself, and efficiently advising and superintending other phases of the work necessary for the up-keep of a place with its varied interests as was theirs.
  Even during the years of her semi-invalidism, she kept well informed, and in touch with all matters concerning the farm, thus proving of valuable assistance to her son who had had its management the past three years.
  She was a most patient sufferer, never fretful or rebellious, her greatest regret being that she could no longer attend the duties that she once delighted to perform tasks that she considered pleasures because they added to the comfort of her family and friends.
Beside her children, she leaves two grandsons, Eddie Duncan, and Paul Lockhart, Jr., and a granddaughter Len Lockhart, two brothers, James Wilson Marion, Alabama, and Hugh W. Wilson, of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and two sisters, Mrs. Lee McAllister, Pensacola, Florida, and Mrs. Walter Lockhart, ("Totsey), of Marion, Alabama. Speaking of her loss the latter tearfully said: "I am not only giving up a sister, but a mother, as well, so much did Jennie Bell mean to me."
  She will be missed by all whose lives she touched´┐Żmissed as the days come and go, rolled into endless time. Absent from her accustomed place, her cherished room vacant, without the smiling greeting as of yore, she will indeed be missed. But who will miss me more than her children far from home, from habit, expecting letters that never come!

Had Spent Entire Lifetime In Pontotoc County; Burial In Pontotoc Cemetery
By E. T. Winston)
  Under the shadow of the antebellum home in which he was born, encircled by the primeval oaks which gave to the grounds that restful setting which was the glory of living in the Old South, Claude C. Lockhart passed away quietly and peacefully at 4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, April 9, 1941.

  Claude Corzell Lockhart was born February 12, 1874, and spent practically his entire life in the old home, which has sheltered five generations of this family. By birth and education he as a gentleman of the old school, genial and companionable to his associates and friendly and neighborly to all with whim he came in contact. Through good management thrift and industry, he held the family estate together since early youth, yet he was public-spirited in all movements for the common good and a splendid provider for his family and loved ones.

  December 10, 1902, Mr. Lockhart was married to Miss Jennie Belle Wilson, the sweetheart of this youth, and through the changing years they have shared the joys and tribulations of life in a perfect union. To them were born Dorothy, who is Mrs. Ed. Duncan, of Columbus, Miss.; Paul, who resides in Longview, Texas; George who is in Scott Field, ILL, and Claude W., who resides with his parents, These Children, with the bereaved widow, survived the deceased, with an only sister, Mrs. Frannie King Oklahoma City.

  Though reared in the Presbyterian faith, Mr. Lockhart joined the Baptist church with his wife several years ago, and was devoted in his church relationship through the remainder of his life. He held his membership in the First Baptist church of this city. For about two years he had been in bad health, during which time his decline has been gradual until recently it was realized the end was near.

  Funeral services were conducted at the family home by Dr. B. B. Hilbun and Rev. Paul S. Rhodes, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the presence of a large concourse of relatives and friends. Interment followed in the city cemetery, which for generations has been the burial ground of his people.


Esteemed Citizen 49, World War I Veteran Was Victim of Heart Attack

  The sudden death of Barry Lockhart from a heart attack Friday afternoon cast a shadow of sorrow over the community. The shock of the stroke was accentuated by the fact that it was not preceded by illness or even complaint of "feeling badly". Mr. And Mrs. Lockhart were spending the day in the J. F. Butler home, and after the midday meal, about 3 o'clock, in the afternoon; without any warning, Barry was observed to slump in his chair and in a few moments breathed his last.

  George Barry Lockhart was the son of the late Edward D. and Florence Lockhart, born in the Brame neighborhood of Pontotoc County, May 21, 1895. His mother died in his early youth, and he was chiefly reared in the plantation home of the Lockhart's, first by his grandparents, the late Dr. and Mrs. G. W. Lockhart, and later by his uncle and aunt, Mr. And Mrs. C. C. Lockhart.

  He was educated in the Pontotoc public schools, and launched into his career in the service of his country as a member of the 112 th U.S. Army Engineers in France in World War I. He has since been engaged in highway building and road engineering. On the morning of his death he had received a message from the Delta to supervise some road building in that section, and intended t o leave Monday morning to undertake the assignment. He was widely known as a successful and capable engineer.

  Barry was married October 3, 1923, to Miss Ruth Faqua, member of another well-known and prominent Pontotoc county family. They have no children, but were each devoted to the other in a most beautiful and congenial union. He is survived by his widow, a half sister, Miss Emma Lockhart, Arkansas, and three half brothers, Ed., Cordell and Herschel Lockhart, all of whom are in U.S. armed services. Other near relatives are his cousins, Paul Lockhart, Longview, Texas, Pete Lockhart, Pontotoc, Lieut. George Lockhart, U.S. army air force, and Mrs. Ed. Duncan, Columbus, Miss.

  Barry was a member of the local post American Legion, and was devoted to the traditions and ideals of the organization. It is not of record that he was affiliated with any church organization, but thru-out his years he was under Christian influence and lived a temperate and disciplined life conforming to the highest concepts of Christianity.

  Funeral services were held at the J. F. Butler home, conducted by Rev. John W. Cook, Baptist pastor, Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock, after which Barry was laid to rest in the city cemetery, to sleep with his father and loved ones who have preceded him to the grave.


April 14, 1904

  Dr. George W. Lockhart died Monday night at his home "Oakwood" in the Brame neighborhood. He was born in Alabama April 5, 1833, but came to this county as a young man. Dr. Lockhart was married to Miss Lenora King shortly after coming here. He leaves his wife, daughter, and two sons.

April 15, 1904

  A large circle of acquaintance will regret to hear of the death of Dr. George Lockhart, which occurred at this home in the Brame neighborhood last Monday night. He was a native of Alabama, but had resided in Pontotoc county most of his 70 odd years of life. He leaves a wife, daughter and sons. Burial at the cemetery here.



November 4, 1915

  Mrs. G. W. Lockhart of Brame whose death and burial occurred last week, as announced in THE SENTINEL, was one of the finest and most lovable characters of her generation, a model of gentleness, culture and refinement, a member of one of the best families of the South.

  Mary Lenore, daughter of Dr. Madison and Mrs. Mary Brame King, was born August 2, 1839; seven miles east of Pontotoc, in the immediate neighborhood where her entire life was spent, a privilege permitted few to enjoy.

  After completing her education and a few years of young ladyhood where she reigned as a universal favorite in the cream of society. Early in life she accepted Christ as her Savior and united with the Presbyterian church in which faith she continued throughout the years that followed, and earnest, faithful, trusting Christian, one in whose religion all believed implicitly.

  She was married to Dr. George W. Lockhart a promising young physician who came here from the adjoining state of Alabama to practice his profession.

  To them was born ten children, three of whom died of diphtheria with a few days of one another. Her greatest sorrow no doubt was the death of a daughter Emma, a splendid young woman, who passed away some years ago in far-off Oklahoma. Two sons are left, E. D. Lockhart of Algoma, C. C. Lockhart of Brame with whom she lived at the old home, and a daughter, Mrs. Henry King of Sherman, Texas, all being present at the time of her death.


May 7, 1896


  Dr. Madison King died at this old home near Pontotoc, Miss., Thursday April 23, 1895 in the 86 th year of his age.

  Dr. King was born in Anson Co. N.C. Dec. 18, 1810. He descended of a long line of Physicians. His father was a noted physician in his day, and his grandfather served seven years in the war of the Revolution as Asst. Surgeon in Col. Harry Lee's Legion.

  While quite a young man Dr. King moved to Ala. And entered upon the practice of medicine, with zeal and diligence he was highly esteemed and soon made many friends. On May 18, 1837 he was married to Mary F.F. Brame. In 1842 he with his family removed to Pontotoc, Miss., where the greater part of his useful life was spent in the active duties of his beloved profession until sickness and the infirmities of old age came upon him and caused him to give it up.

  Of his beautiful Christian character, his unselffish generous spirit his inmate modesty and refinement, his kindness and sincerity none knew so well as those who were associated with him in his daily life. With him it was ever "more blessed to give than to receive" and none ever went away empty-handed who came for help or to ask a favor as long as he was able to do either.

  For many years the Bible was his daily and nightly companion, he not only read but studied it and lived up to its Divine precepts in his walk and conversation. Years ago he wrote that "he was trying with all the lights that he Bible affords me to find and walk in that straight and narrow path leads to this blessed mansions of eternal bliss. Beyond the tomb, to that heaven where sickness and sorrow pain and death are felt and fear no more. Where the cares, trails, suffering and disappointments of life will be all forgotten, when joys the sweetest, the calmest will fill our souls to over flowing."

  We can not doubt that he is now in the enjoyment of that bliss. To his children and grandchildren who witnessed his last hours it was a precious privilege to hear his expressions of a calm, sweet trust in the faithfulness of that Saviour upon whose promises he pillowed on his dying head. With his mind perfectly clear and undimmed, without the shadow of a doubt or fear he passed through and shadow of death.

  He has gone from us, but the sweet influence of his character remains. Ill, patient, submissive, uncomplaining spirit will not soon lose it influence. And consolation to those who love him so well is that his dwelling now is amid those "Mansions" in the Father's house above prepared by the Savior for them that love him. "He is not lost, but gone before."



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