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The Breeze – February 16, 1911 – Pages 1, 4, & 8

OBITUARIES

 

INFANT ERVIN: (page 1) The death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Ervin on Saturday morning (February 11, 1911), taking away their little girl, Fannie. The body was laid to rest on Sunday morning. The Rev. Stock preached the funeral.

 

INFANT HINLEY: (page 1) The infant babe of W.M. and Mrs. Addie Hinley died Monday (February 13, 1911) was laid to rest on Monday afternoon in the Gum Creek Cemetery. Our deepest sympathy is mutually extended to the bereaved parents, whose loss we feel sure is heaven’s gain.

 

MRS. DANIEL GILLIS (page 4)

Resolutions of Respect

At a meeting of the Ladies Missionary Society of the Presbyterian Church last Monday afternoon, the following resolutions were adopted.

  1. The Ladies Home and Foreign Missionary Society is called upon again to mourn the loss of a beloved and useful member, in the passing away of Mrs. Daniel Gillis.
  2. Mrs. Gillis was preeminently a woman of the Home, where as wife and mother, she was a model for imitation, and she was a most faithful member of the Church: in her place at all meetings, when possible and fully in sympathy with the services at God’s House. And this is true of her, as a member of our society, in the work of which she will always have manifested the liveliest interest.
  3. She will be greatly missed by us. Her loss enlarges the void made in our ranks by the loss of the other 2 noble women, so recently called to go up higher.
  4. We will not forget her attractive and strong personality, her gracious and cheerful Christian bearing, and her consistent piety. We call on ourselves to follow her “conversation”, remembering that our Lord can be the same to us that He was to her.
  5. We enter upon our record, also the deep sympathy which we feel for the bereaved household, and ask of God that her prayers in their behalf may continue to be answered.
  6. It is ordered that this action be communicated to the afflicted household and children.

Mrs. W.m. W. Flournoy, Caroline S. Walden – Committee

 

R.T. WESTER KILLED (page VIII)

R.T. Wester, a brother of City Marshal Wester, was shot and instantly killed by 2 men named Mathis near his home in Jackson County last week under circumstances particularly atrocious.

From the evidence given at the inquest, it seems that Wester was passing the home of the younger Mathis, who was his son-in-law, on his way home from Grand Ridge, when the murderers hailed him from the home of the elder Mathis, and he turned and went back to see what they wanted, and had entered the yard when the younger Mathis shot him from the inside of the house, and the elder came around from behind the house and fired the second shot at him, and then beat him over the head with the gun.

Both of the Mathises were arrested and remanded to jail without bail.

 

Contributed by Michael Strickland

The Breeze – February 16, 1911 – Page 8

R. T. Wester, a brother of City Marshal Wester, was shot and instantly killed by two men named Mathis near his home in Jackson county last week under circumstances particularly atrocious.

From the evidence given at the inquest it seems that Wester was passing the home of the younger Mathis, who was his son-in-law, on his way home from Grand ridge, when the murderers hailed him from the home of the elder Mathis, and he turned and went back to see what they wanted, and had entered the yard when the younger Mathis shot him from the inside of the house, and the elder came round from behind the house and fired the second shot at him, and then beat him over the head with the gun.

Both of the Mathises were arrested and remanded to jail without bail.

[Contributed by Michael Strickland]

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