Cornelia <I>McMurray</I> Lee

Cornelia McMurray Lee

Death 5 Nov 1940 (aged 77)
Burial Tellico Plains, Monroe County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 31714590 · View Source
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Madisonville Democrat, Wednesday, November 20, 1940:

"Mrs. W.W. Lee---Mrs. Cornelia McMurray Lee was born May 28, 1863, and died Nov. 5, 1940. She was the youngest daughter of the late Boyd and Jane Irwin McMurray, of Chilhowee, Tenn.

She was married Dec. 4, 1884, to W.W. Lee, of Tellico Plains. Four children were born to this union, a daughter who died in infancy, Fred Lee, Maymie Lee Scott, and Jennie Lee. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Maldon, Fred Link, Charles William and Sue Lee; Mrs. Ross Bryan and Mrs. Burcheil Chumney; three great grandchildren, Mahlon Chumney and Kenneth and Bobby June Lee, all of Tellico Plains; two brothers, B.A. McMurray, of Athens, and John McMurray, of Whittier, Calif. Her husband preceded her in death three years ago.

Funeral services were conducted at the Tellico Plains Methodist Church, of which she was a member, Thursday afternoon by Rev. J. Monroe Ball, former pastor of the church, assisted by the pastor, Rev. O.R. Tarwater. Burial was in the Tellico Plains Cemetery.

Pallbearers were six nephews, Kara McMurray, Luke McMurray, Bruce Henry,Winston Henry, Oscar Henry and Walter Pate.

Mrs. Lee had been in failing health for several years but her condition did not become serious until about three months ago when she became ill and gradually grew worse and on Nov. 5 she fell asleep to awaken in her other Home where she has been laying up treasures during a long and useful life.

Her home was an abiding spot of happiness to her, and those who knew her in the home circle felt the warmth of her kindness. She loved the little affairs of everyday life that make lives bloom into sweetness and service.Gentle in all her ways she knew the friendliness of little deeds and shed a gracious influence over the lives of young and old. Lovable, dependable, trustworthy, her kindness and tenderness knew no failing.

She was a strong and sustaining influence in the life and happiness of her loved ones and though she is on earth no longer she will be a guiding and comforting force to them in the days to come."

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