Vanderbilt Alumnus Magazine
October 1924

Ex’20 – Mrs. Burns CARROLL, of Jackson, Tenn., formerly Miss Ruth FAW, of Franklin, Tenn., died Wednesday, June 25, after a brief illness.  Mrs. CARROLL was a daughter of Justice W.W. FAW of the court of civic appeals, and was a student at Vanderbilt in 1917-1918, but later graduated from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, Lynchburg, Va.

Vanderbilt Alumnus Magazine
October 24, 1924

Francis Perry ELLIOTT (Engr. ’80-’82), well known author and teacher, and a former resident of Nashville, died August 13 in Tuscon, Arizona.  He had been confined in a hospital there for a year and a half and his death was not unexpected.

He was born in Nashville on July 29, 1861 and received his early education in the public school, and his secondary education at Montgomery Bell Academy before entering Vanderbilt University.  He was a teacher and a superintendent of public schools in this state and in Mississippi for nearly 20 years, and for 13 years was Principal of the Jackson (Tenn.) high school.  He was head of the Literary Department at Belmont College in Nashville from 1880 to 1886, and was Headmaster of the Castle-on-the-Hudson for two years.

After this time he devoted himself entirely to literary pursuits.  He was connected at different periods with Harper & Bros., managing editor of the Home Magazine, the New Age and The Great Southwest.  For the past 20 years he has divided his time between New York and Keokuk  Iowa, and spent a part of the summer two years ago at Monteagle, Tenn., where he renewed many acquaintances.

Mr. ELLIOTT is the author of several novels, among these being The Haunted Pajamas, a and of several short stories and other articles.  He was a member of the Episcopal church and Royal Arch Mason.

Obituary Resolutions

Bascom Chapel, S.S., Aug 8 1875 – After opening services the regular order was dispensed with and the following preamble and resolutions were adopted:

WHEREAS, On the 20th of July, 1875, our beloved sister, Alice MCCLELLAND, is the flower and beauty of youthful womanhood, was taken from the fond embrace of parents, relatives and friends; and, 

WHEREAS, By the death of said sister our Sabbath School has again, in the short space of a few months, been robbed of another one of its brightest jewels; therefore, be it

Resolved, That while we bow in humble submission to this severe stroke of a Divine Providence, yet our hearts are pained at so sad a loss. 

Resolved, That in the death of dear Alice, this school has sustained a loss not easily repaired.  With a form so divinely symmetrical, cheeks like the blush of the morning rose, thy voice so melodious in song, the ring of thy merry laugh giving life to every social circle, crowned with all the virtues that adorn your sex, Oh! Alice, how can we not miss thee?

Resolved, That this school, especially the youth, may profit by the sad lesson taught them in the death of our dear Alice; her virtues emulate, her faults, if any, forgive, and endeavor to meet her at the throne of God, where she shall mingle her sweet alto voice with the angelic choir in the Paradise of God.  

Resolved, That each member of this school wear the usual badge of mourning for 30 days. 

Resolved, That a copy of these proceedings be furnished the Jackson Sun, for publication, and that a copy of the paper be sent to the family of the deceased. 

Source: Jackson Son, 27 Aug 1875, pg. 3

W.B. Ellis, Sr. and Jno. MCDONALD Jr., attended the funeral of Bruce EDENTON at Jackson Sunday. 

Source: Chester County Independent, 9 Jan 1930, pg. 5. 

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Autie Lee Johnsey is buried in Lot A-5, Johnsey-Perry, in Riverside Cemetery, Madison County, Tennessee.
JACKSON SUN, Wednesday June 29, 1949

Autie Lee Johnsey

Funeral services for Autie Lee Johnsey, 79, who died this morning at Fitts-White Clinic after a ten-day illness, will be held Thursday morning at 10:30 at the Griffin Funeral Home with the Rev. V. H. Burnett officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside cemetery.
Born in Rienzi, Miss. in October, 1873, Mr. Johnsey came to Jackson in 1896. He was an engineer for the old Mobile & Ohio Railroad, retiring in 1941. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trinity Methodist Church.
He leaves four sons, Autie Lee Johnsey, Jr. and Carl Lee Johnsey, both of Jackson; Raymond Johnsey, Artesia, Miss., and Murlin Johnsey, Ripley; three daughters, Mrs. Lamar Davis, Miss Pearl Johnsey and Miss Virginia Ruth Johnsey, all of Jackson; and one brother, Bert Johnsey, Rienzi, Miss.
The body will be at Griffin Funeral Home until the hour for services. The following pallbearers are requested to meet there at 10:15 o’clock: Will Robbins, L. E. Foster, Pat Foster, Emmett Manley, P. H. Hubbell and L. A. Moore.

Note: Autie Lee Johnsey’s first wife was Etheldred Massy “Ethel May” Perry, born April 22, 1878 in Rienzi, Mississippi to parents Ezekial Massey Perry & Mattie Blackwell Ellis Perry. She married Autie Lee Johnsey on August 1, 1896 in Alcorn County, Mississippi; they divorced in October 1917. Ethel died August 5, 1962 in Jackson, Tennessee at age 84 and was buried in Highland Park Memorial Gardens in Jackson, Tennessee. Ethel and Autie had six children, five boys and one girl.

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Mrs. A.L. Johnsey is buried in Lot A-5, Johnsey-Perry, in Riverside Cemetery, Madison County, Tennessee.

JACKSON SUN, September 15, 1943

Mrs. A. L. Johnsey

Mrs. A. L. Johnsey, 46, died last night at 10:45 o’clock, at the Webb-Williamson hospital where she had been ill for the past two weeks. She was born in Bath Springs, Tenn., but had been a resident of Jackson for the past twenty-four years.

Mrs. Johnsey was a member of the WBA No. 13, and was affiliated with the Nazarenne church.
Survivors are her husband, A. L. Johnsey, city, one son, Carl Lee Johnsey, Fort McPherson, Atlanta, Ga., three daughters, Mrs. Lamar Davis, Miss Pearl Celesse Johnsey and Miss Virginia Ruth Johnsey, all of Jackson; two brothers, Harry Cude, Memphis, Carrol Cude, Jackson; three sisters, Mrs. Lillian Davis, Montezuma, Mrs. Russell Barnes, Jackson, Mrs. Otey Rhodes, Carlyle.

Remains will be at the family residence until funeral services Thursday afternoon at the Griffin Funeral Chapel, 4 o’clock. The following Ministers will officiate: Rev. W. H. McPherson, Rev. R. C. Goldsmith, and Rev. W. B. Potts. Interment will follow in the Riverside cemetery.
The following pallbearers are requested to meet at Griffin Funeral Chapel, 3:45 Thursday afternoon: G. T. Smith, J. M. Greathouse, Will Robbins, Pat Foster, W. P. Jones, and N. C. Stewart.

She was named Ruth per her tombstone in Riverside Cemetery. “Nazarene” spelled the way it was in the obituary.

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L. B. Bailey is buried in Hollywood Cemetery, Jackson, Tennessee.

JACKSON SUN, Sunday, January 17, 1943

L. B. Bailey

L. B. Bailey, aged 48, died in Mobile, Ala. on Saturday morning. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Tobe Bailey and a veteran of world war I.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lelier Long Bailey and one daughter Patsy, of this city, two sons, L. B. Bailey, Jr. and Victor Bailey of Carpenter, Miss., one brother, Raymond Bailey of this city and two sisters also of this city, Mrs. J. H. Johnsey and Mrs. Joe Robison.

Deceased was a member of the Trinity Methodist church of this city and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Funeral services will be held Monday, but the hour is not set. Smith Funeral Home in charge.