Father: John W. Willis
Mother: Mahala Jane Taylor
James M. WILLIS
Birth 9 DEC 1873
Death 3 NOV 1943
Spouse: Sarah Elizabeth Smith
Big Stone Gap, Va. -- Funeral services for James Melvin WILLIS, 70, who died a 8 a.m. Wednesday at his home in Big Stone Gap, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the home with the Rev. Festus N. WOLFE officiating.
Burial will be in Glencoe Cemetery.
Mr. WILLIS is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sarah E. WILLIS; two daughters, Mrs. Barty GALLOWAY and Mrs. James E. KELLY, both of Big Stone Gap; one son, Ray WILLIS, Bristol; two sisters, Mrs. Alice PLASTERS, Inman, VA.; Mrs. Morgan EDENS, Big Stone Gap; two brothers, Charlie WILLIS, Bakersville, N. C., Larkin WILLIS, United States Navy, also nine grandchildren.
(Kingsport Times, dated Thursday, 4 November 1942, p. 12) (Kingsport, TN)
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