The first newspaper article on the top left reads:
“Alf Bray Killed as Team runs away near Summer Shade – Alf Bray, 48 year-old farmer and part time minister of the Summer Shad community, was killed instantly on his farm Monday afternoon, May 13, at 3:00 p.m. when a team ran away throwing him from the wagon as he was hauling water. He suffered a broken neck.
The son of the late Jim and Louiza Harlin Bray, both of Monroe County, he was born July 18, 1908 in Barren County.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mahalie Gilley Bray; two sons, Kenneth and Gerald Bray, both at home; four daughters, Mrs. Alma Jane Goode, Summer Shade; Mrs. Wandalane Page, Beaumont; and Brenda Sue and Loretta Gail Bray,, both at home; five brothers, Hobart Bray, Albany; Otha Bray, Glasgow; Walter Bray, Louisville; Bubby Bray, Rt. 3 Glasgow, and Ossie Bray, Rt. 5 Glasgow; a sister, Mrs. Florence Gooden, Randolph.
McMurtrey Funeral Home of Summer Shade has charge of arrangements and service will be held Wednesday at 1:30 at the Dripping Springs Church with interment in the Big Meadow Cemetery. Rev. Joe Richey will conduct services. The body will remain at the funeral home until time for services.”
Ah, poor Alf.
Top right newspaper article reads:
“DR. E. S. Duncan, Edmonton Doctore, Dies Suddenly – Edmonton, Ky. – Dr. E. S. Dunham, 55, well known Edmonton physician, died at 11 p.m. Friday at another doctor’s office in Nashville of a sudden heart attach. R. had practiced medicine in Edmonton for the past 26 years and was regarded as one of Metcalfe County’s leading citizens.
A graduate of Berea College and the University of Louisville Medical School, class of 1931, he was a member of the Southern Medical Association Academy General Practice, Kentucky Medical Association, Kentucky Medical Association, and had been on the advisory committee of the Kentucky Tuberculosis Hospital located in Glasgow.
In addition to his varied medical interests, he was very prominent in civic and community affairs and was active in the Edmonton Lions Club and other community groups. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Dora Dunham, two daughters, Rose Marie Dunham, at home; and Mrs. George Webb, Louisville; his father, W. F. Dunham, Chucky, Tennessee; two brothers, Herbert Dunham, Beaumont, Texas; and Henry Dunham, Chucky, Tennessee; and four sisters, Mrs. Allen Maclead, Mrs. Sam Shanks, and Mrs. Doyle Lawing, all of Chucky, Tennessee; and Mrs. Lewis Chambless, Philadelphia.
Funeral ervices were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Butler Funeral Home with burial in the Edmonton Cemetery.”
Wow, I don’t know that I would take very much from this obituary as correct. I mean, they even got the name of the deceased wrong in the title. Duncan/Dunham. Also have I ever told you all how much I really dislike obituaries with initials for the decedent? I mean why even bother with the obit if you are going to list them this way!
Anyway, the third newspaper article is in the bottom left corner. It reads:
“Overton Funeral Today – Hopkinsville, Ky., Dec. 1 – Frank Overton, 70, a retired State Highway Department employee, died Wednesday at Salubria Springs home for the aged near here. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Clint Hoppers; Princeton; two sons, Paul and Engene Overton, both of Atlanta, Ga.; three sisters, Mrs. Bessie Dulin and Mrs. Leonard Briggs, both of Crofton, and Mrs. Noble Sockett, Michigan, and two brothers, Fred Overton, Crafton, and Tom Overton, Madisonville. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Macedonia Baptist Church. The body is at Thomas Funeral Home, Crofton.”
Ok, as I was transcribing this obituary, I was wondering what was the connection to my grandmother or the family. Then half way through I find it. The sister of the descedant, Bessie Dulin, is the mother to my grandmother’s daughter-in-law. Huh? Ok, Bessie Dulin’s daughter married the newspaper article clipper’s son.
Anyway, on to the fourth newspaper article in the bottom right corner. It reads:
“Doctor’s Widow Dies – Glasgow, Ky., Dec. 1 – Mrs. Sallie Pursley Edwards, 78, widow of Dr. Fidella Edwards, died Thursday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Dallas H. Smith, Tunstall, Va. Also surviving is a sister, Mrs. Clay Coleman, Sr., Paris, Ky. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Crow Funeral Home here.”