21 August 2012

Tombstone Tuesday - J. T. Ligon (1951)


   Funeral services for John Thomas Ligon, 89, former Nebo merchant, tobacconist and farmer, who died at 11:50 am. Saturday im his home in Detroit of infirmities incident to age, will be conducted at 2 pm Tuesday at the Nebo Christian Church.  The Rev. H. B. Self, Henshaw will officiate.  Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Madisonville.

   Before Mr. Ligon moved to Detroit twenty two years ago he had operated a general store at Nebo for thirty years.

   The body arrived in Madisonville at 9:25 pm. Sunday and will be at Harris Funeral Home, 134 North Main, until the funeral.

   Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Georgia Eudaley Ligon; a daughter, Miss Ruby Ligon, 433 East Arch, who was the only child born of Mr. Ligon's first marriage, his first wife being Miss Minnie Osburn; six children by Mr. Ligon's second marriage, James D., Thomas D., Robert G., and Kenneth M. Ligon, all of Detroit; Mrs. John Mahan, Washington, D.C., and Mrs. William F. O'Bryan, Detroit; fourteen grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. John Bosquitt, Madisonville, rfd.

**Madisonville Messenger,  date unknown

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