|Birth: ||Jan. 18, 1858|
|Death: ||Feb. 19, 1940|
Printed in the Times Post, Houston, Mississippi dated February 22 1940
Funeral Rites Held for Mrs. Mattie Medlin
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the resident of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. E S Medlin, for Mrs. Mattie Medlin, one of Houston's oldest and most beloved women, who died suddenly Monday afternoon following a two weeks' illness. She had, on January 18, celebrated her eighty-second birthday.
A native of Pickens, Ala., she was a daughter of the late D W Hamiter and Mrs. Louise War Hamiter. She was truly a daughter of the old school.
After leaving Alabama she came with her parents to Mississippi. With the exception of a few years spent in Macon, Miss., she had made her home in Houston continuously since 1883.
When a young lady she taught with her father in the old Mississippi Normal College.
Organized Presbyterian Auxiliary
In 1885 she was married to the late Mr. E F Medlin, who served for 18 years as chancery clerk of Chickasaw County.
When a little girl she united with the Presbyterian Church, remaining ever true to its teachings. Few were more informed of the activities, the missionaries, and pastors of the Southern Presbytery than she.
She organized the present Auxiliary of the Houston Presbyterian Church, an outgrowth of the Ladies' Aid, of which she was a member. She held an office in the auxiliary at the time of her death and had written histories of both the church and the auxiliary.
It was in her mind and heart that the idea was born to plant memorial shrubs on the church lawn.
She was given to charity, helping and visiting many whom others overlooked.
Her pastor, the Rev. W F Patch, assisted by the Rev. W C Stewart and the Rev. W J Dawson, conducted the funeral service. Burial followed in the Houston Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were Messrs. Bates Tabb, C K Alexander, Bertram Moore, Burks Davis, Ashton Toomer, Charles McCraine, Dr. Doyle Stubblefield, and Dr. G G Armstrong.
Honorary pallbearers were Dr. J R Williams, W E Scott, Sr., J W Elliott, T L Haman, Henry Tornwall, W E Scott, Jr., John Edgar Hill, Robert Goza, Carter Patch, W ? Jack, Marvin Boyd, R E Eure, T Salter, W A Harrington, B M Smith, J W Hill, Joe L Davis, G T Golson, S M Hall, L B Reid, P G Randle, Dr. V B Philpot, Denton McCluney, W D Woods, W T Johnson, J M Boyd, Jim Alexander and Jim ???
List of survivors is eroded away. And where there are ??? marks is where it is eroded away.
Per the Vital Statistic in the Times Post, Houston, Miss. dated April 18, 1940 her full name Martha Miles Medlin.
D W Hamiter (1819 - 1892)
Louise Ward Hamiter (____ - 1886)
Ebenezer Franklin Medlin (1845 - 1897)*
Howard Medlin (1887 - 1950)*
Everett Scott Medlin (1890 - 1956)*
Annie Louise Medlin (1892 - 1934)*
Houston (Chickasaw County)
Created by: LHamilton and BHamby
Record added: Nov 23, 2009
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