29 July 2009

Buried on Christmas Morning

Obituary for Gussie Smith Mims:

26 December 1918
Macon Weekly Telegraph, Georgia

REYNOLDS, Dec 25 -- The whole of Reynolds was cast into gloom at an early hour yesterday when the death of Mrs. Emmett J. Mims was announced. Mrs. Mims had been ill only a few hours. She was one of the most beloved young matrons of the community, and before her marriage about twelve years ago was a Miss Smith, of Grays, Jones county, where a number of her close relatives still reside. She is survived by her husband and three little sons whose ages range from seven and a half to eleven years.

The funeral was held this morning from the residence, conducted by the Rev. H. O. Fowler, of the Baptist church, of which deceased was a devoted member, and interment was in the town cemetery."

Gussie Smith Mims was my 2nd cousin, 3x removed-in-law.

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