Newspaper Unknown - October 1927

The death of John Nash, a well known citizen of Athens occurred at St. John's hospital in Springfield, Friday morning, October 21, 1927 at 8:30 o'clock after an illness of a few days. He was taken to the hospital on Monday of last week where he grew rapidly worse until the final summons came.

He was a son of Granville and Nancy Nash and was born at Salisbury, March 22, 1860, and was aged 67 years, 6 months and 29 days.

He was united in marriage to Mrs. Harriett Lacy of Salisbury in 1880. To this union seven children were born, one son dying in infancy.

Surviving are: five daughters, Mrs. Nellie Rixon of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Mrs. Bessie Eadie of Herrin, Mrs. Goldie Hendricks of Springfield, Mrs. Cal Hibbs and Mrs. Harve Wells, both of this city; one son, Harry Nash of Springfield; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Maude Wahl of Farmersville; one stepson, Freeman Gibson of Springfield; one brother, A. J. Nash of this city; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Tibbs of Decatur and Mrs. Margaret Yoakum of Springfield and fourteen grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the Athens Christian church Sunday afternoon, October 23 at 2:30 o'clock. Lewis P. Fisher of Cantrall officiating, assisted by Rev. L. R. Gerber of this city. Interment was made in Hall cemetery.

Transcribed by:Bertha Emmett


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