CASH, Dr. Gentry (1931)

From “The Dayton Herald” dated July 9, 1931:

Dr. Gentry Cash, 44 years of age, the son of the Rev. James I. Cash of Spring City, who died of heart trouble at his home near Chicago last Saturday morning was buried in the Spring City cemetery Wednesday morning, following services at the home of his father.

As a boy Dr. Cash was identified with Spring City and had many devoted friends there. He graduated from Emory and Henry College and later from Johns Hopkins University and in 1913 became identified as a scientist with the Standard Oil Co.  His rise in the business world, was rapid and at his death he was a director of the Standard Oil Co. of Indiana.

Dr. Cash is survived by his widow, Mr.s Helen Calhoun Cash and by his father, the latter a retired minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.  That he had many friends both in his business world and at Spring City was attested by the mass and beauty of floral tributes sent by sorrowing and sympathizing friends.

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Cunnyngham, Wiley Houston (1944)

From “The Dayton Herald” dated Thursday, Jan. 6, 1944 –Rhea County Pioneer Dies In Evensville

Dr. Wiley Houston Cynnyngham, 86, died Thursday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. B. Taylor, near Evensville.  Dr. Cunnyngham was born near Old Washington July 20, 1858, the son of the late W. H. Bunnyngham and Elvina Locke Cunnyngham both of pioneer families of Rhea County.

Dr. Cunnyngham was graduated from Vanderbilt Univ. in 1882, and practiced medicine in Rhea County until 1900 when he retired to devote his time to farming his extensive lands in the Clear Creek community.

He was married to Miss Ada Darwin of Spring City on May 18, 1884 and to them were born four children, three of whom survive him. They are Darwin Cunnyngham of Dayton, Mrs. J. B. Taylor, Rhea County home demonstration agent, and Mrs. Golly Evans, both of Evensville.  He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

The body will be at the home of his son, Darwin Cunnyngham until Saturday morning when it will be taken to the First Methodist church of Spring City where it will lie in state from 10 o’clock until the time of the funeral service at two o’clock that afternoon.  The officiating ministers will be the Rev. E.R. Lewis, the Rev. W. R. Rollins, and the Rev. J. Woolford Stone.

Pallbearers will be Finley Taylor, PFC Howard Cunnyngham, Robert Tate Cunnyngham, Sgt. Jim Evans, John Miller, W. C. Garrison, Jr., Clarence Miller and Dan Miller.  Interment will be in the Spring City Cemetery with Sawyers Funeral Service in charge.

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HENRY, N. L. (1930)

From the Dayton Herald dated March 27, 1930:

Mr. N. L. Henry known to all of Rhea County as “Uncle Newt” died at his home on Washington pike late Friday afternoon.

Uncle Newt is one of Rhea’s oldest citizens, having lived here since his birth July 15, 1853.  During this time he has gained many friends which showed their loyalty during his sickness and death.

He was a member of the First Baptist church which he joined several years ago. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. N. L. Henry, three sons, R. T. of Dayton, S.L. of Dallas, Texas and W. A. of Chicago.  One daughter, Mrs. Pearl Parker of Hiener, Ky. also great grand children.

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HAYS, George (1898)

From the Dayton Republican dated May 13, 1898:

George Hays, a brakeman in the employ of D. C. and I. Co. fell in front of a moving train of cars Sunday morning and was instantly killed, being horribly mangled.  The funeral occurred at the French Cemetery Monday afternoon and was conducted by Rev. Hale.  The deceased was married less than a year to a daughter of T. E. Townsend.  He was an industrious popular young man and his wife is almost heartbroken.

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MASSENGALE, Pete M. (1942)

From the Dayton Herald dated Thursday, Dec. 31, 1942:

Pete M. Massengale, 71, prominent farmer and lifelong resident of Rhea county, died early Christmas day at his home on the Washington road.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lula Bishop Massengale; five sons, Bryant, Earl and Doss of Dayton, and Arnold and Grover of Battle Creek, Michigan; and four daughters, Mrs. Charles Roberts, Mrs. W.N. Cochran and Mrs. Floyd Suttles of Dayton and Mrs. J. T. Smith of Lenoir City.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the New Union Baptist church with the Revs. Graddy Roddy, C. E. McDonald and Charles Runyan officiating.  Burial was in Spence Cemetery with Sawyers Funeral Service in charge.

 

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HARRISON, Floyd (1942)

From the Dayton Herald dated Thursday, December 10, 1942:

Funeral services for Floyd William Harrison, 47, who died in Chattanooga Sunday night from injuries received in an automobile accident, where held from the Ogden Baptist church Tuesday afternoon, with the Rev. James M. Catlett officiating.  Interment was in Ogden Cemetery.

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SUTTLE, Kate (1931)

From The Dayton Herald dated Thursday, July 23, 1931:

Mrs. Kate Mae Martin Suttle, aged 28 years, died at the family home north of Dayton the afternoon of July 18.  She was born August 25, 1903.  Funeral services were conducted in the home by Misses Linda and Paula Risser and Martha Pleghaus. Interment in Buttram cemetery.

Mrs. Suttle is survived by three chidren, Lucille, Carl and Martin; her mother; three sisters, Mrs. Lena Leffeer, Mrs Julia Marler and Mrs. Grace Hammontree and one brother, Lester Martin.

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CAMPBELL, J.F. (1931)

From The Dayton Herald dated Thursday, July 23, 1931:

J. F. Campbell Dies at a Ripe Old Age

J. F. Campbell aged nearly 86 years, died at 3 o’clock Thursday morning at the home of his son-in-law, G. S. Peavyhouse, several miles north of Dayton.  Death was caused by infirmities of age.  He had made his home in the Peavyhouse family for the last twelve years.  The body was taken in Coulter’s hearse to Jamestown for burial in the family cemetery there.  Mr. Campbell is survived by nine sons and daughters and by a large number of grandchildren.

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McCUISTON, Bessa Thompson (1930)

From The Dayton Herald dated Thursday, July 10, 1930:

McCuiston, Bessa Thompson, four-months old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Thompson, died Monday, Funeral services were held from the residence in South Dayton.  Interment was at the Garrison Cemetery.

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JOLLY, W. J. (1930)

From The Dayton Herald dated Thursday, July 10, 1930:

Jolly, W. J., age 26, died Saturday, at his home near Walnut Grove. Funeral services were held Sunday at Walnut Grove Church.  Interment was at the Buttram Cemetery.

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