Sunday, June 5, 2011

J.S. Sawyer - Sunday's Obituary


     J. S. Sawyer, aged 84, a prominent citizen of the Warrensburg community, died very suddenly at 8 o'clock Friday night at his home from a heart attack.
     Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Warrensburg Baptist Church of which he was a member, by Rev. C. P. Jones, assisted by Rev. John McGregor. Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery in Greeneville.
     He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Katherine Conway Sawyer, five daughters, Mrs. H. L. Luttrell of Greeneville, Mrs. Herbert Haunt [sic], Misses Emma, Selma and Katherine Sawyer, all of Warrensburg. Also three sons, Bob of Morristown, Conway and Winston, of Warrensburg; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Notes - The undated newspaper clipping was kept in the funeral home memorial books in the Sawyer family collection of papers. J. S. (Jehu Stokley) Sawyer died 19 January 1940. The clipping may have been from a Greeneville (TN) newspaper since his third daughter living there was mentioned first. His eldest daughter was Lillian, Mrs. Herbert Haun, not Haunt. The other children are listed in birth order.

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