Emma Williams

Mrs. Emma Williams, dies August 8th, 1909
The funeral services of Mrs. Emma Williams will be held this afternoon at her late residence in Ripley at 4:30 conducted by Rev. R. I. Long. Interment will be at Maplewood Cemetery immediately afterward. Friends and family are invited to attend. The town was shocked and grieved soon as it was known that Mrs. Emma Williams had died very suddenly at her home here Sunday evening, August 8, 1909, at about 7 o'clock. She had been very ill of typhoid fever, but her case was not thought at all serious hence her death came as a perfect surprise to her many friends throughout the town and county. The funeral took place at the family residence Monday afternoon, the service, which was sweet and impressive being conducted by Reverend R. I. Long of the Presbyterian Church, to which the deceased had belonged since early girlhood. The interment was at Maplewood, and in her final sleep she lies beneath the beautiful flowers which friends brought in great quantities to express their love for her and sympather for her boys and other loved ones. Mrs. Williams, daughter of Mr. Reek Wood, one of the oldest citizens of the county, was an unusually good woman. She was a good, kind, generous neighbor. She was especially attentive to the sick and was the gentlest, tenderest and best of mother to her two young men, who have been sufferers fro rheumatism since boyhood and who have needed just such attentions as she bestowed upon them. She has been both father and mother and it seems that they are doubtly bereaved. She is survived by father, brother, Mr. Currie Wood, City Marshall of this place, a sister, Mrs. Burks, living near town, and two sons, Messrs. Ed and Ben Williams. To those who grieve, The News extends its deepest sympathies.
2002 by Cher Haile

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