Obituary of Charles R. Slover, 1938:
Clinton Man Drops Dead On shore of Norris Lake Saturday while fishing. Charles R. Slover, 67, of Clinton, dropped dead on the shore of Norris Lake early Saturday morning while fishing with his son, Whitman. Death was caused by a heart attack.
Mr. Slover was a distant relative of Col. S. L. Slover, Norfolk publisher, who presented the courthouse clock and chimes to the town and county.
For months, Mr. Slover had gone to Norris Lake daily and at the time of his death it was understood that he was searching for grasshoppers for bait.
Surviving: Two sons, Whitman and Roscoe; one daughter, Mrs Ruby Clough; one brother, Luke Slover of Knoxville,one sister, Mrs. Samuel Maples, of Knoxville, and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday at the home at 2pm. Burial was in Sunset Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Hustus Austus, Bob Hutton, Sam Hendrickson, Floyd Hutchison, Charles Cantrell and Harry Pierce.
Holley Funeral Home was in charge.
Clinton Courier News, 3 Feb 1938
[Courtesy of Brenda Foster]