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April 10, 1901

SHULTS. Hanna Shults, one of the oldest ladies of Sevier County, died Tuesday, March 26th, 1901, at the home of her son, W. H. Shults, Esq., of Pigeon Forge. Mrs. Shults was a member of the M. E. Church was was highly esteemed as a devoted Christian lady.

May 8, 1901

WHALEY. Zach Whaley, of Brier, died Saturday night May 4, after a brief illness from fever.

CARVER. Jacob Carver, of the sixth district, died at the home of W. A. Robeson Wednesday evening May 1.

June 12, 1901

LOVEDAY. Lizzie Loveday, of Harrisburg, died Thursday night, June 6th, 1901, after a lingering illness from fever. Leaving four children without a mother's care. She was interred Friday afternoon in the Walnut Grove Cemetery.

RENEAU. Ola, the seventeen year old daughter of N. P. Reneau, of Eldee, died Saturday night, June 1st, 1901, at 8 o'clock, after a brief illness from pneumonia. She was interred in the Bethel Cemetery Sunday afternoon. Services by Rev. P. M. Shaw.

RANDLES. Betsey Randles, of Boyd's Creek, died Sunday, June 9th, 1901, lacking only one day of being 94 years of age.

June 19, 1901

ATCHLEY. Nancy, wife of B. M. Atchley, died Friday June 14, at 8 p.m., after a lingering illness, and was interred in the Alder Branch Cemetery Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Atchley was a Christian lady, a devoted wife an obliging neighbor loved and respected by all who knew her.

RAMBO. Harve Rambo, of Knox county, was killed by a moving train on the Little River Bridge between Knoxville and Maryville last week. It is thought that he jumped before the train with suicidal intent.

CATON. John R. Caton, of Middle Creek, died Wednesday night June 12, after a lingering illness and was buried in the Middle Creek Cemetery Friday morning. Mr. Caton was an exemplary citizen and leaves a wife and 9 children, four or whom three sons and a daughter, reside in Texas.

RIMEL. Deats, the nine year old daughter of Houston Rimel, died Saturday night. She had been laid up with fever and took hemorrhage of the lungs.

ROBERTS. Mrs. Rachel Roberts, of Middle Creek, one of the oldest and most highly respected ladies of our county, died at her home Sunday night, June 16th, 1901, after a lingering illness.

SUSAN ROBERTS. Susan Roberts, wife of L. A. Roberts, of Wear's Valley, was born Oct. 1, 1851, and died May 29, 1901. She professed saving faith in her Savior at the tender age of 16 years and soon afterwards joined the Methodist Episcopal Church. Sister Roberts was a daughter of Richard and Sallie Clabaugh and was married to L. A. Roberts on the 19th of August 1880 with whom she lived happily until her death. She leaves behind her three boys who can only say, "I have no mother now, she has left me here alone." Like al good mothers she was very much devoted to her children and during the first part of her last illness she seemed to be troubled at the thought of leaving her boys here in this cold hearted world subject to its temptations and trials without the love and advice of a mother. For about seven weeks before her death she could only talk in a whisper and it took considerable effort to make herself understood where she said to her husband and children "I would give all the world were it mine, if I could only talk to you concerning this life and the life which is to come." But later on she became perfectly resigned to the will of her Heavenly Father saying to her friends not to grieve after her for she would be better off than they were. After suffering for more than six months with that much dreaded disease consumption, she finally said she was anxious for the time to come when she would be delivered and fell asleep in the arms of Jesus, closing her eyes on the things of this world to open them in Glory. On the following day sister Roberts was laid to rest beneath the flowers in the Mattox Cemetery surrounded by a large assembly of friends and relatives. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. D. Lawson.

June 26, 1901

EMERT. Malinie Catherine, wife of F. L. Emert, of Pigeon Forge, died Wednesday morning, June 19th, 1901. Mrs. Emert had been suffering from a cancer and death was not unexpected. She leaves a husband and four children, three sons and a daughter who will keenly feel the loss of a devoted wife and an indulgent mother, earth's purest, noblest, dearest and best friend. She was interred in the Middle Creek Cemetery Thursday, services by A. B. McKenzie.

GOSSETT. An eight-months-old child of H. C. Gossett, of Boyd's Creek, died Saturday night, June 22d, 1901.

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