Elder William James Covington Obit


Williamson Co. Tennessee

Submitted by Helen Pate Ross


Oct 18, 1934



    Elder William James Covington,

76, died Saturday at 10:10 p m at

his home at College Grove, following

extended illness.

   Funeral services were conducted

Monday at 1 p m  from the residence

of Elder Leon Burns of Florence, AL

Interment was in the Sneed Cemetery

near Brentwood.

   The deceased was a prominent cit-

izen of this county. He  joined the

Primitive Baptist Church  early in life,

and in 1895 was ordained to the min-

istry.  Fifty four years ago he married

Miss Virginia T Nance, who survives

him. At the time of his death he was

pastor of the University Street Prim-

itive Baptist Church in Nashville,  which

Church he has served for the past 15

years. He had held numerous pastorates

in the state. His life was spent in

Christian service to others and deeds

of Charity.

  He is survivied by his wife, four

daughters, Mrs E E Robins of Hender-

son., TN, Mrs James H Pitman of

Washington D C , Mrs Charles J

Oliver of Nashville and Mrs H D

Johnson of Shelfield AL and two sons

Major  W L Covington of Washington

D C & J C Covington of Atlanta GA

   The pall bearers were: Honorary--

James A Johnson, James Ferguson,

R M Heriger, Sr, J D Arnold, J L

Robison, Ollie Woodard. Active: Dr

Wm Harvill, Dr J Harvill Hite, Sam

Williams, w T Lowe, J J Covington,

John Smith.

  Regen, Bethurum and Padgett were

the funeral directors.