Obit For The Walker Surname
From Tate County, Mississippi
Jeptha Vinon Walker
The Tate County Record December 19, 1884
The Late J. V. Walker
While time is swiftly gliding on, often we have had the painful task to chronicle the passing away of many relatives to the long hereafter, and it is but friendship to weave the garland of remembrance entwined with wreaths of cypress around the tombs of departed worth. Yet it is but meet an proper that we should tell the story; if virtues have adorned the life of those with whom the struggle is ended, that we who live, may be reading their bright record, be encouraged to imitate them in their virtues, throwing the mantle of charity over their errors.
"Gov" Walker was a native of Georgia; was born August 11, 1813; died Nov 22, 1884 aged 74 years, 3 months and 5 days. He had been the husband of two wives and father of eighteen children. he served in the Florida War, fighting the Indians in 1836, also served one year in the late rebellion. He was two years in our State legislature, and Supervised our County two years in its formation. He was a safe advisor, a good legislator, as his record will show. He was true to the principle that he espoused---both to his religions and political tenets. He bid farewell to his friends and relatives and asked them to meet him in the "Sweet Beyond," and died in the Christian Faith.
Lucy Amanda Burford Blair Walker
Tate County Democrat April 1906
Mrs. L A Walker died Wed at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W H Ray. Her remains were laid to rest Thursday at Burford Cemetery in the presence of a large concourse of weeping friends and relatives. Funeral services by A G Perry of Coldwater. Mrs. Walker has been an invalid for sometime. She leaves 10 children, and a host of Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. She was about 75 years old and had been a member of the Baptist Church from her youth. We greatly sympathize with the bereaved ones.
Florence Evelyn Brewton Walker
The Democrat, Nov 21, 1935
Mrs. W J Walker Poagville Resident For 70 Years, Dies
Mrs. W. J. Walker, a resident of Tate County for 70 years, died in Poagville community Thursday night at 11:30 after a week's illness.
Mrs. Walker, 75 years of age, belonged to an influential Tate County family and was for many years a faithful member of the Mt Zion Baptist Church.
She was buried at Mt Zion Cemetery, near Independence, Friday afternoon. The service was conducted by her pastor, the Rev J A Huffstatler, assisted by the Rev W W Grafton, of Coldwater.
Mrs. Walker is survived by her husband, W J Walker, of Poagville; five sons, Rev Vernon Walker, C C Walker, Herman Walker, Boyce Walker and J B Walker; four daughters, Mrs. Robert Miller, Mrs. Elmer Miller, Mrs. Katherine Newbill and Sunshine Walker; two Brothers, R C Brewton and C E Brewton; two sisters, Mrs. Mattie Poindexter and Mrs. Roberta May.
J N Walker
The Tate County Democrat, July 11, 1935
J N Walker of Memphis was buried at Burford Cemetery Sunday in the presence of a large congregation of friends and relatives. In addition to his wife he leaves two brothers, W J Walker, of Independence, and Rev Jep Walker of Oklahoma; one sister, Mrs. W H Ray of Coldwater, Mr. Walker has been in the hospital for some time. He died of cancer.
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Tate County Coordinators: Syble Embrey & Marie Carlton
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