04 September 2012

Tombstone Tuesday - Thomas W. Morris (1934)

T.W. Morris Rites Saturday Afternoon

Funeral services for Thomas W. Morris, 66, who passed away Thursday morning will be held Saturday afternoon, at 3 o'clock, at Westminister Presbyterian Church. The Rev. W. B. Holmes will conduct the last rites, and the balcony of the church will be reserved for the colored people who were the employees and the friends of the deceased. The remains will be laid to rest at Riverside Cemetery.

Mr. Morris, who had been superintendent of the Hopkinsville Water Company since its organization 39 years ago, subcumbed to a heart attack at his home at Walnut and seventeenth Streets. He had been in poor health for some months but his passing was entrely unexpected, and came as a terrible shock to his family and host of friends. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ella Hurt[Hurst] Morris, and by two daughters, Mrs. Edith Cook, of this city, and Mrs. J.D. Ligon of Detroit, Mich., and by one sister, Mrs. Ed. O'Brien, of Hopkinsville.

 [This obit was in a file of things given to me by Dorothy Shanklin Trott. No date or newspaper name was found on the clipping.]

1 comment:

Nicola Carpenter said...

A heat attack does not sound a very pleasent way to leave this life. Interesting post. Thank you.

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