|Birth: ||Dec. 2, 1886|
|Death: ||Aug. 13, 1909|
Sad Death at Broxton
News reached the city last Friday afternoon of the sudden death of Miss Willie Wynne Greer, of Broxton, and the first information received was that she came to her death from a stroke of lightening (sic) which alter proved to be erroneous, the real cause being an attack of heart failure, of which she had complained on previous occasions.
The mother of the young lady gave a reporter of this paper the following account of the sudden death: Mrs. Greer and Miss Willie Wynne were alone in the house at the time. The young lady had taken a nap after dinner and was in the act of dressing for the afternoon when a noise like the falling over of a chair was heard in the young girl's room. Mrs. Greer, who was in an adjoining room, heard this noise but did not pay any especial attention to it for several minutes. Later she entered the room and found Miss Willie Wynne laying on the floor dead. Medical assistance was called in, but the physician said she died at the time she fell and nothing could be done. The doctor pronounced it heart failure.
The funeral occurred Sunday morning at eight o'clock, Rev. Thos. F. Drake, the young lady's pastor, conducting the funeral exercises. Miss Willie Wynne was the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Greer, and was a young woman of most excellent traits of character. Her friends were numbered by her acquaintances. She had just returned a few weeks ago from a trip thru the North where she visited relatives in Ohio and New York state. She leaves three sisters, Mrs. M. A. McDowell, of Greenville, Fla., and Misses Maggie and Eddie, besides her parents, and a host of loving friends, who mourn her death.
The writer has known Miss Willie Wynne for five years and among his acquaintances he knows of no young lady who possessed finer qualities of womanhood. Her home life was ideal. In fact the home life of the family is an ideal one. Her place will be hard to fill, but the world is better off for her having lived. Her influence will be felt in the community for years to come, for her life and character was such a spotless one, and her aim for doing good so strong and constant, that she will be pointed out by all who knew her as living a life worthy of imitation.
Robert Alfred Greer (1853 - 1910)
Ella Susan Spurlock Greer (1862 - 1935)
Eulalie Lee Geer McDowell (1884 - 1959)*
Willie Wynne Greer (1886 - 1909)
Margaret Tabitha Greer Ricketson (1890 - 1990)*
Eddie Louise Greer Traynham (1893 - 1972)*
Broxton City Cemetery
Created by: Kathy
Record added: Dec 29, 2009
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