MAXWELL, Lannie Turnage – (d. 1974)

Maxwell Rites Slated at Troy

Mrs. Lannie Turnage MAXWELL, 82-year-old resident of Troy, died Thursday afternoon at 2:30 at her home.  She had been in failing health for a number of weeks.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 at the Troy United Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles TOWNSLEY officiating.  Burial will follow in Troy Cemetery.  White-Mahoon Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers will be Edwin McADOO, Brown SANDERS, John E. HUEY, Cecil MOSS, Lester HAILEY and Clarence SMITH.

Mrs. MAXWELL was born Sept. 4, 1891, in Boyle, Miss., daughter of the late Ed F. and Mrs. Sally Wiles TURNAGE.  She was married to Basil Wright MAXWELL in 1911.  He died in November 1973.

She was a charter member of the Troy United Methodist Church and a member of the Ruth Class.  She also was a member of the Troy Book Club and for a number of years served as secretary of the Obion County Democratic Committee.

Mrs. MAXWELL leaves a son, John B. MAXWELL of Memphis.


Source: Union City Daily Messenger, 14 June 1974, page 1.

MAXWELL, Basil – (d. 1973)

Basil Bright “Jack” MAXWELL, 95-year-old Troy resident, died Thursday afternoon at Obion County General Hospital.  He had been in failing health for several months.

Services will be held at 2:30 Saturday afternoon at the Troy Associated Reformed Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Calvin SMITH officiating.  Burial will follow in Troy Cemetery with White-Mahoon Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mr. MAXWELL was a member of one of the pioneer families of the Troy area, having been born there in February of 1878, son of the late John B. and Mrs. Bonnie Smith MAXWELL.

Mr. MAXWELL was a retired railroad mail clerk, having served for 38 years. He also had farming and timber interests in the Troy area.

Active in politics, Mr. MAXWELL had represented Obion County in the Tennessee legislature, was a two-time mayor of Troy and had served as chairman of the Democrat party in Obion County.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lannie Turnage MAXWELL, whom he married in 1911, and a son, John Basil MAXWELL of Memphis.

Pallbearers will be John MOSLEY, John E. HUEY, Lester HAILEY, Edwin McADOO, H.C. MOSS and Gates MALONEY.

Source: Union City Daily Messenger, 9 November 1973, page 1.