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Dr Clovis Gillham Chappell
Birth: Jan. 8, 1882
Flat Woods
Perry County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Aug., 1972
Humphreys County
Tennessee, USA

Son of William Brown Chappell & 2nd wife, Mary Z. 'Mollie' (Gillham) Chappell.
He married Cecil Hunt, 15 Apr 1909, Humphreys Co., TN
Brother of Finley W. Chappell, Julia B. Chappell, Ashley Comer Chappell, Charles Porter Chappell & Erwin Summers Chappell (see FAG Memorial # 68523903.
Note: His passport application, 29 Jun 1923, indicates that he travelled to the British Isles, France, Germany & Sweden.
He returned to the U.S. (Southhampton to New York). 23 Aug 1923 on the ship Aquitania.
Grove's First Principal Dies At 90 Years
Dr. Clovis G. Chappell, a retired Methodist minister who was the first principal at Grove High School, died Friday at his home in Waverly of a cerebral hemorrhage. He was 90.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the Waverly Methodist Church with burial in Richlawn Cemetery.

Dr. Chappell was principal and coach at Grove from 1906 to 1908. He was ordained into the ministry of the Methodist Church in 1908, and over the next 41 years held pastorates in Washington, Memphis, Houston, Birmingham and Charlotte, North Carolina. He officially retired in 1949 but filled numerous speaking engagements each year throughout the country.

Born at Flat Woods, Tennessee on January 8, 1882, he studied at Trinity (now Duke) and Harvard Universities. He held doctoral degrees from Duke, Centenary College of Louisiana, and Birmingham Southern College.

He was the author of some 35 religious books which were distributed throughout the world.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Cecil Hart Chappell; two sons, Clovis G. Chappell, Jr. of Midland, Texas and Dr. Robert H. Chappell of Texarkana, Arkansas, and seven grandchildren.

Reprinted from an unknown 1972 newspaper obituary.

Family links: 
  William Brown Chappell (1828 - 1900)
  Mary Ziphorra Gillham Chappell (1848 - 1919)
  Cecil Hart Chappell (1889 - 1974)*
  Sarah Palmer Chappell Gillham (1856 - 1939)**
  Finley Whitten Chappell (1870 - 1883)*
  Clovis Gillham Chappell (1882 - 1972)
*Calculated relationship
Richlawn Cemetery
Humphreys County
Tennessee, USA
Maintained by: Helene Hamm
Originally Created by: J Spencer
Record added: Jul 26, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15045385
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- RoseBud
 Added: Aug. 7, 2014
In your memory, Clovis Gillham Chappell, and in recognition of the many outstanding accomplishments in your life. Rest in peace!
- Helene Hamm
 Added: Jul. 30, 2014

- Cally
 Added: May. 29, 2011
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