Obituary – Dora McGhee Byrge
BYRGE, DORA McGHEE; Died; Nov.11,1971. Widow Of Ex-Attorney General Dies Mrs. Byrge husband, D.W. Byrge,was attorney general for many of the 45 years he was a riminal attorney. They moved to Anderson County in 1929 from Morgan County and resided at 713 Medaris St. in Clinton. The former Dora McGhee was born at Rosedale in this county. One of her grandsons,Cecil Byrge, is sheriff of Morgan County,and another T.J.Kesterson, Jr. is a deputy in Anderson County. Estil(Pistol Pete)Byrge served as sheriff of Morgan County but was killed in auto accident. Mrs. Byrge resided at 800 Hill St. in Clinton with a granddaughter, Mrs.Nancy Kesterson Hawkins. She belonged to Women’s Christain Lodge of Oakdale. Mrs. Byrge was a former Sunday school teacher at Second Baptist Church. The pastor,the Rev. George Williams,will officiate at funeral services at 2p.m. Thursday(today)at Martin Funeral Home chapel.Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery. She also leaves three daughters, Mrs.T.J.Kesterson, Sr., and Mrs. Sam Pulliam, both of Clinton, and Mrs. W.C. Hodge of Morristown, 17 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Transcribed by Barbara Kesterson