|Birth: ||Dec. 23, 1924|
|Death: ||Feb. 27, 1933|
D/O Robert L. Chaffin
From the "Carthage Courier", 1933
LITTLE GIRL DIES FROM EFFECTS OF BURNS
Ina Lucile, little eight years old daughter of Robert Chaffin, passed away at the home, near Carthage, last Monday, Feb. 27, 1933, after suffering three days from severe burns.
Last Saturday afternoon, Ina Lucile, with another little sister, slightly older, went out near the home where a plant bed had been burned that day. Ina, who said she was cold, and seeking to get warm, approached a burning chunk or stump, and her clothing caught fire. The sister with her attempted to extinguish the fire and severely burned her own hands. Presently the father was on the scene but the child's clothing was burning rapidly and when he got a portion of the clothing removed and the fire extinguished the little one had received horrible burns. Dr. J.H. Chism was called and he and others worked faithfully to save the little girl's life, but she was succumbed by the suffering Monday.
Funeral services were conducted in Monoville Baptist Church by the pastor, Rev. V.F. Starke, assisted by Rev. W.B. Woodall and M.D. Hackett. Interment was made at the Piper burying grounds at Monoville.
Ina Lucile was the youngest child of Robert and Dora (White) Chaffin. The child's mother went to her reward six years ago. Those surviving are the father and the following brothers and sisters, Elizabeth, Catherine, Willie, Ruth, H.C., and Lena, all at home, and Mayben, of Old Hickory.
Since the death of the mother, Elizabeth, the oldest daughter, a graduate of the Carthage high school, and one of the teachers in the Riddleton School, assumed the duties of the mother in assisting her father in caring for the little ones. This has truly been a remarkable family of children. Bereft of their mother when Ina Lucile was only two years old, they stuck together, loving and working for each other.
Last week, and before that, six of the Chaffin children walked across the hill every school day morning, with clean and shining faces, and hopeful hearts, with their lunches and school books, to the Carthage school. This week only five are attending school from that home.
Before Ina Lucile was old enough to attend school the older ones would take the little sister along with them, and when she would become tired and sleepy a blanket would be spread on which she would sleep. True love and devotion. This year one of the members of the graduating class of the Carthage high school is one of the Chaffin girls.
All of these children, when old enough, after returning from school, would assist their father, who is not a robust man, with his farm work, and they are proud to help him. This ambitious family of children is setting an example for industry and a desire for education that should shame those who have opportunity and will not take advantage of it. These fine boys and girls assisted their father in growing and marketing six thousands pounds of tobacco last year, and were happy to do so.
There was more sadness and tears at the funeral of this sweet little child than is usually observed on such occasions. The Carthage Courier joins hundreds of friends in extending sincere sympathy to Mr. Chaffin and the seven surviving children in their great loss, but console them with the fact that Ina Lucile's going is another link in the Golden Chain that should draw us toward the Beautiful Land where her beautiful spirit dwells.
Robert Lee Chaffin (1878 - 1935)
Dora Barton White Chaffin (1886 - 1927)
Mabin Curtis Chaffin (1908 - 1981)*
Julia Elizabeth Chaffin Beasley (1910 - 2001)*
H.C. Chaffin (1916 - 1982)*
Martha Lena Chaffin Carter (1922 - 2002)*
Ina Lucile Chaffin (1924 - 1933)
Created by: Butterfly Rose
Record added: Apr 24, 2009
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