N. M. Jackson, 69, prominent citizen of Winnfield, died suddenly Sunday morning at about 4:30 as he was about his usual task of caring for his dairy cows. His grandson, Harold DeBray, who assists him during vacation time, seeing milk flowing down the hallway of the barn, went to see the cause and found Mr. Jackson dead.
Mr. and Mrs. Jackson moved to Winnfield in November, 1909, coming from the old Jackson farm near Ruston, where Mr. Jackson was born and reared. Here they reared and educated their family, taking an active part in the religious and civic life of the community.
Mr. Jackson had been a member of the Methodist Church since a youth and had been a member of the Woodmen of the World for many years.
Survivors are the widow, the former Miss McIntosh, three sons and three daughters, Edgar N. of Baton Rouge, business manager of the Louisiana State University and a former member of the Winn Parish School Board; Ardis, youngest son, who is employed by the State Highway, and also resides in Baton Rouge; Shirley, who is employed by the Phoenix Drug Store; Mrs. Harold DeBray and Mrs. Maxwell Crowe, of Winnfield, and Mrs. Herbert Smith of Belleville, Texas.
Mr. Jackson also leaves two sisters, Mrs. John Grigsby of Winnfield and Mrs. Doc Grigsby of Vienna; and one brother, B. H. Jackson of Vienna. Eleven grandchildren also survive.
Last rites were conducted from the Methodist Church Monday morning at 10 o'clock with the pastor, Rev. G. A Morgan, officiating. He was assisted by the Rev. Alwin Stokes, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, and Rev. W. T. Strain, Baptist minister of Simsboro. Interment was in the Winnfield Cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro. The floral offering, coming from friends throughout the state, was one of the largest ever witnessed in Winnfield, attesting to the esteem in which the family is held.
Acting as pallbearers were Charlie Smith, Albert Smith, D. A. Forrest, Willie Gaar, F. J. McMurry, Blanchard Harper, and Mack L. Branch.
Published in The Winn Parish Enterprise (Winnfield, LA), June 8, 1939
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