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 Levi M. Hemphill

Levi M. Hemphill

McMinn County, Tennessee, USA
Death 20 Aug 1914 (aged 71)
Burial Osa, Barry County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 6625629 · View Source
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Husband of Elizabeth Lusk Hemphill. Son of James M. & Frances A. Neill Hemphill.
Cassville Republican
August 27, 1914, Thursday

Death of Two Highly Respected Citizens: Mrs. Elizabeth Hemphill died Wednesday evening, Aug 19, at the home of her son, B. L. Hemphill, of near McDowell of malaria fever, age 77 years, 1 month and 4 days. On Thursday night following, the husband, Lee M. Hemphill passed peacefully away at their home in this city of old age and a general decline of health, age 72 years, 4 months and 5 days.

Mrs. Hemphill had been at McDowell only a short time visiting her children when she became sick. On account of her advanced age her illness became critical from the beginning. Mr. Hemphill had been in poor health for several months. Some weeks ago his health had improved to an extend that he was able to be up and made a few trips to town. About three weeks ago he suffered a relapse from which he gradually grew weaker until life became extinct.

Funeral services were held at Osa Friday with Rev. John Thomas in charge. Their remains were interred at the Osa Cemetery.

Lee M. Hemphill was born in McMinn County, Tennessee, December 15, 1842. Elizabeth Hemphill - Lush was born in in Ripley County, Missouri, July 16, 1837. They were married July 21, 1861. They were the parents of three living children. They are L. B., Ira, and Mrs. J. D. Williams, all residing in the vicitny of McDowell. Mr. Hemphill leaves one brother, Andy Hemphill of Galena, Stone County and Mrs. Hemphill leaves one brother, John Lusk at Osa and one sister Angeline Waghon at Dewey, Okla.

Mr. and Mrs. Hemphill had lived in Barry County for a number of years and were excellent citizens. About two years ago they moved to Cassville from McDowell when they had lived about twenty-five years.

McDowell News: Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hemphill were laid to rest near their old home the family cemetery at Osa, amidst a large crowd of friends and relatives. The many friends extend their deepest sympathy to the bereaved family. Revs. John Thomas and John Allman conducted the funeral services after which the remains were placed in one grave. A large crowd attended the funeral to show these dear old people their last respect.

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