By Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith
Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 2003


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There are no available issue of the Christian Advocate, Nashville, January-June 1929.

July 5, 1929

WILLIAM AUGUSTINE DEARING born near Okolona, Miss., Jan. 29, 1862; died Russellville, Ala., April 2, 1929; only son of William Augustine and Marie Louise Dearing; his father served in the 4th Miss. Cav., CSA and his paternal grandfather served in the War of 1812; he was related to the Dandridges, Fontaines, Spotswoods, Stiths and others of Virginia; married (1) Willie Wilson, Oct. 24, 1888; three children; (2) Lena Banks, Jan. 28, 1896; three children.

GEORGE PIERCE REID oldest son of Rev. D. W. and Harriet A. Reid, born Stone Co., Ark., Sept. 27, 1873; died Brinkley, Ark., May 18, 1929; married Eva Sperry Winfield (died Feb. 23, 1929), 1897; no children. Businessman.

HUGH H. LASSETER died April 8, 1929 aged over 45 years; married Florence Jones, 1914; three children. Lawyer.

Mrs. B. L. SMITH died West Point, Miss., April 5, 1929; married April 15, 1869; seven children; a "born leader."


July 12, 1929

No obituaries appeared in this issue.


July 19, 1929

LUCINDA SPAIN WATKINS widow of John W. Watkins, local Methodist preacher and businessman, died July 9, 1929.


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Dr. FRANK W. BRANDON died Atlanta, Ga., July 6, 1929; prominent Methodist.

Rev. J. J. N. KENNEY born Athens, Ga., Aug. 3, 1860; died Exeter, California, June 24, 1929; married (1) Margaret Elizabeth Robins (died Feb. 1902), 1885; six children. (2) Sue Daly, Oct. 14, 1909; she died January 9, 1929. Methodist preacher in Pacific and Los Angeles conferences.

Mrs. J. H. WINTER died June 17, 1929.


July 26, 1929

Full length photograph of R. R. LIDDELL, Fayette Charge, Fayette, Miss.; page 2.

Rev. ROBERT M. HOYLE, retired Methodist preacher, Western N.C. Conference, died Shelby, N.C., June 30, 1929.

Rev. R. B. SWIFT, aged 71 years, retired Methodist preacher, Memphis Conference, died July 18, 1929. Buried in Somerville, Tenn.

Mrs. MARGARET B. HARMAN, aged 98 years, died Nashville, Tenn., July 1929; widow of steamboat captain, W. J. Harman (died 1883); ten children; daughter of Jolly Parish.

Rev. WILLIAM E. SULLENS born near Jefferson City, MO, Dec. 12, 1882; son of Rev. James L. and Laura Tipton Sullens; Methodist preacher; died Kirkwood, MO, July 5, 1929; married Fay Rowena Rusk, 1914; two children, W. E., Jr. and Elinor Rusk.


August 2, 1929

Rev. WILLIAM ARTHUR WILLIAMS born Cape Girardeau, MO, Oct. 27, 1876; died July 4, 1929, Webb City, MO; husband and father (son, DuBose Williams).

BENJAMIN L. COPLE died Brownsville, Tenn., July 3, 1929; husband and father (son, Judge Benj. L. Cople, Memphis); active Methodist layman.

Dr. ALEXANDER FARRAR WATKINS born Natchez, Miss., Dec. 18, 1856; son of Rev. William Hamilton and Elizabeth Jones Watkins; graduate, Vanderbilt University; married Lula Gauling, 1892; Methodist preacher; died New Orleans, July 26, 1929. Photograph of him on page 23.

LUCILLE MARTIN, dean of Martha Washington College; born Dec. 6, 1900; died Brooklyn, N. Y., April 18, 1929; graduate, Martha Washington College, 1921.

REUBEN M. GOODRICH died June 9, 1929 in the 67th year of his age. Nashville, Tenn.

ETHEL LEWIS BAIRD born London, Ohio, July 31, 1879; married Rev. William P. Baird, April 5, 1905; died Louisville, Ky., June 27, 1929; one child, Louise, born Lebanon, Ky., January 8, 1910.


August 9, 1929

MARY ZENA HOWELL daughter of Rev. H. D. Howell, wife of Rev. William G. Forsythe, died Biloxi, Miss., July 21, 1929; four children.


August 16, 1929

Dr. A. F. WATKINS, a charter member of the Board of Finance, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, died New Orleans, July 26, 1919.

ISA C. HARRELL widow of S. I. Harrell, Sunberry, N.C., died Norfolk, Va., Aug. 1, 1929 aged 70 years

MATTIE J. STOUT, nee Campbell, born Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 15, 1883; died June 10, 1929; married Rev. M. A. Stout, May 10, 1903; three children.

FANNIE MOUNTCASTLE daughter of B. F. and Antoinette Moore, b. Ga., Nov. 22, 1851; died Paris, Texas, June 10, 1929; married Rev. W. D. Mountcastle, June 7, 1874.

Dr. JOHN O. WOODS died Elizabethton, Tenn., June 4, 1929, peritonitis; born Morristown, Tenn., Nov. 12, 1880; married Linnie Humaker.

GEORGE C. BISHOP, Monticello, Fla., died April 24, 1929 aged 76 years.


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August 23, 1929

Photograph of Rev. S. S. KEY, Dardanelle, Ark., who entered the Ark. Conference in October 1866; page 25.

JEMIMA GENTRY HUGHES widow of Capt. Arch Hughes, died Jan. 31, 1929; five children, including David Campbell Hughes.


August 30, 1929

Rev. R. K. TRIPLETT, native of Anderson, Tenn., pastor, Southern Methodist Church, Ridgedale, Tenn., died August 18, 1929; husband and father (one son).


September 6, 1929

Rev. JOHN KNOX LEE, Tennessee Conference, born Marshall Co., Tenn., May 7, 1852; son of John L. and Tennessee Hayes Lee; married Maggie Gary, 1889; entered Methodist ministry in 1882; died July 24, 1929.


September 13, 1929

S. F. ORMAN widow of Dr. James A. Orman, died Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 6, 1929 aged 86 years; one dau., Bonnie Mai Orman and grandson, Orville Ewing.


September 20, 1929

Miss LOCHIE RANKIN born Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 20, 1851; moved with parents to Milan, Tenn.; the first missionary of the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society to be sent to China [1878]; was buried in Nashville, Sept. 14, 1929. [Tribute to her memory, Sept. 27, 1929 issue, page 3 and photograph of her in same issue on page 22]


September 27, 1929

M. L. GALLOWAY born Marlboro Co., S.C., Nov. 21, 1874; moved to Bunn, N.C., 1925; died July 29, 1929.

THERESA SEIBERT BIRKNER wife of W. H. Birkner, born Houston, Texas, Nov. 6k18780; died May 23, 1929; eight children.

D. S. STEWART born Calhoun Co., Ala., Jan. 31, 1851; moved with family to eastern Texas age the age of 12 years; died Ranger, Texas, July 28, 1929; married Belinda Anderson, Sept. 21, 1876; four children.

ANNIE E. HAMILTON widow of Rev. E. E. Hamilton, Memphis Conference, born Paris, Tenn., Jan. 7, 1841; daughter of Peter P. and Evalina Freeman; married Jan. 7, 1858; four daus., three sons; died Dyersburg, Tenn., August 22, 1929.

EDMUND SANFORD JONES died Radford, Va., Sept. 1, 1929; husband of Mary Clare Jones and father of three children.


October 4, 1929

Rev. WILLIAM C. OWEN died Conway, S.C., Sept. 15, 1929; one dau., three sons.

Mrs. SARAH BUTLER SEVERY died Morristown, Tenn., Sept. 17, 1929; granddaughter of Rev. Thomas Springfield, first editor of the NASHVILLE CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE.


October 14, 1929

Rev. J. M. DANIEL died Rockingham, N.C., Sept. 4, 1929.

JAMES MARVIN PATTON died Antelope, Texas, Sept. 15, 1929.

Mrs. G. B. HESTER born in Tenn., Nov. 6, 1839; married Capt. G. B. Hester (died Mar. 11, 1897), native of Oxford, N.C., 1860; three children; a charter member of St. Paul’s Methodist Church, Muskogee, Oklahoma in which town she died August 2, 1929.


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October 18, 1929

Rev. EMMETT HIGHTOWER, Breckenridge, Texas, died Oct. 9, 1929; associate editor of the Sunday School periodical, N.C., 1918-1927. Photograph of him on page 23.


October 25, 1929

CAROLINE HALL HANDY wife of Rev. T. R. Handy, Holston Conference, killed by a speeding motorist, Montgomery, Ala., September 28, 1929.

Rev. ZACHARY TAYLOR McCANN born now-Clay Co., Ala., Sept. 1, 1848; moved with parents to Ark in 1857; licensed to preach in Methodist Church, Nov. 16, 1872; labored in the Ark. and St. Louis conferences; married (1) Fannie Wade, 1881, nine children; (2) Carrie McCann, his cousin, 1916; died July 6, 1929.


November 1, 1929

J. T. JONES born Cobb Co., Ga., 1852; moved with parents to Texas; married Mary Jones, Jan. 15, 1879. Lived in Terrell, Texas where he died Nov. 9, 1928; five children.

JANE WEATHERHAWK MARGESON born Lincolnshire, England, April 12, 1839; married Rev. B. Margeson, April 14, 1862; came to U. S. in 1869; died Neosho, MO, Sept. 25, 1929.


November 8, 1929

Mrs. G. W. FLOWERS, Durham, N.C., died Oct. 13, 1929 aged 79 years; one dau., five sons.


November 15, 1929

ELBERT C. REEVES born Washington Co., Tenn., March 2, 1841; died Radford, Va., Sept. 24, 1929; son of Peter M. and Matilda Devault Reeves; married Alice Robeson, Sept. 23, 1875; four children; lawyer; first mayor of Johnson City, Tenn.; active Methodist layman. [This reads like a well-balanced, sincere tribute, written by C. K. Wingo, pages 24-25.]


November 22, 1929

Dr. JOHN CLAYTON FANT, nine years president of Miss. State College for Women, author and historian; died Columbus, Miss., Nov. 8, 1929 aged 59 years; one son, Richard Beckett Fant.

THOMAS WESLEY DYE born Bolivar, Tenn., Dec. 26, 1843; died Clarksdale, Miss., Nov. 30, 1928; married (1) Malvina Gibbs, April 10, 1866; two children; (2) Eleanor Allan, Oct. 31, 1871; six children; (3) Mrs. Emma Botly, June 6, 1895; Confederate veteran; Methodist preacher.

RUFUS KINCAID TRIPLETT born Aug. 2, 1872; died Aug. 18, 1929; Methodist preacher and freemason.


November 29, 1929

MARIA DAVIES WIGHTMAN daughter of Bishop William M. Wightman, Charleston, S.C., helped to establish the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South [1878] and until her demise, May 12, 1912, she was "the soul of the organization." Photograph of her on page 8.

ELIZA MAY COLLINS daughter of Vines Lucas Collins, born Sumner Co., Tenn., April 24, 1869; died August 26, 1929.


December 6 1929

BERTHA WADE wife of Rev. T. J. Wade, Scottsville, Ky., died November 9, 1929.


December 13, 1929

Mrs. LUKE G. JOHNSON, member of the General Board of Missions and Woman's Missionary Council, Methodist Episcopal Church, South; died Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 29, 1929; two children.


December 20, 1929

BETTIE HARWELL BAKER wife of Rev. H. E. Baker, died Manchester, Tenn., Nov. 9, 1929, a few days short of her 30th birthday; four children.


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ANDREW PERRY JACKSON son of James M. and Elizabeth King Jackson, born Sparta, Tenn., Mar 20, 1856; died Nov. 4, 1929; married Nancy Priscilla Wyatt, June 24, 1890; six children; active Methodist layman.


December 27, 1929

Rev. GEORGE SPARLING CLARK born Whitley Co., Ind., Jan. 11, 1853; died Nov. 9, 1929; married Ida Hollinger, June 27, 1883; three sons. Most of his ministry was spent in Texas where the Clarks had moved in 1884.


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