Jan. 21, 1884 Ripley Tippah County Mississippi, USA
Feb. 5, 1935 Grayson County Texas, USA
"Sherman Democrat", Sherman, Grayson Co., TX William Jefferson Blythe,51, died at his home five miles north of Sherman Tuesday at 10:40 a.m.. Funeral services will be held from the family residence Wednesday at 2 p.m., conducted by the Rev. Claud Johnston of North Park Baptist Church. The Rev. Ray Short of Whiterock Baptist Church will assist. Talley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Interment will be in West Hill Cemetery. Mr. Blythe was born in Ripley, Miss.in January 1884, coming to Texas in 1910 and locating near Howe. He had lived in Grayson county since that time and had been at his present residence for the last 14 years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Birchie Blythe; four sons, Clifford of Route 2, Sherman, W.J., Ernest, and Glen at home; five daughers, Mrs. Lloyd Lindsteadt and Miss Maurine Blythe of Denison; and Misses Cora, Lucille, and Vera Lee Blythe at home; his mother Mrs. Fannie Blythe; three grandchildren of Van Alstyne; one brother Hardy Blythe of Van Alstyne and five sisters, including Mrs. Cleve Enochs of Van Alstyne. Pallbearers will be Perry Waldrop, Bob May, Thompson Ashburn, Charles Wright, M.L. Savage and John Cavender.