submitted by Brenda Stewart Reeder
Stewart & Related Family Obits
William Stewart Dies in Memphis
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock tomorrow afternoon, Wednesday,
for William Ernest Stewart, retired farmer and former county resident, who
died at Shelby County hospital at Memphis, Monday. He was 79. Final rites
will be said at the Chapel at Curry Funeral Home, and burial will be at
McColloughs Chapel. J. W. Curry & Son will have charge of arrangements. Mr.
Stewart was born in Kentucky in 1876. His residence at the time of his death
was 625 Manassas, Memphis. He is survived by two sons, Elgie Stewart,
Chicago, and Otis Stewart, Memphis; one daughter, Mrs. Lucille Scott,
Memphis; one brother, Ed Stewart, Iuka, Kentucky; one sister, Mrs. Ada
Dooms, Iuka, Kentucky; 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Source: State Gazette Newspaper, Tuesday, June 26, 1956.
Note: William was a son of James & Charity Carolyn Sutters Stewart
Rev. Otis Earnest Stewart
He was born in Iuka 20 Feb 1903.
The State Gazette, Dyersburg, Tenn Dec 31, 1965:
Otis Stewart Dies Thursday;
Otis Stewart, 308 Ferrell Street, Dyersburg, timber cuter and former
minister, died at Parkview Hospital at 1:15 o'clock yesterday afternoon,
Thursday. He was 60. Mr. Stewart was the son of the late Ernest and Minnie
Hill Stewart. He was the husband of Mrs. Martha Short Stewart, who survives
him. Funeral arrangements for Mr. Stewart were incomplete today awaiting the
arrival of a daughter from California. J. W. Curry and Son will have charge.
Besides his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Roger Nichols, Gilroy,
California, Patsy Stewart and Nancy Stewart, both at home, a son,
Paul Stewart, Dyersburg; a brother Elgie Stewart, Chicago; a sister Mrs.
Lucille Scott; and six grandchildren.
The State Gazette, Dyersburg, Tenn Dec 31, 1965
Ministers Rites at Hawthorne Church;
Funeral services for the Reverend Otis Stewart, to, of 308 Ferrell
Street, who died Thursday at Parkview Hospital after a long illness, were
held at two o'clock Saturday afternoon in the Hawthorne Baptist Church.
The rites were said by the Reverend Thomas Drake.
LeRoy Thurmond, LeRoy Hill, Bobbie Hill, Bobbie Blackley, O'Dell Jernigan
and Junior Jernigan served as active pallbearers.
Burial was in Fairview Cemetery with J. W. Curry and Son in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Stewart, who was the son of the late Ernest Stewart and the late Mrs. Minnie
Hill Stewart, was born in Kentucky.
He moved to Dyer County with his parents when he was fourteen and had resided
here since, where he was well known and highly esteemed. He was a member of the
Cavalry Hill Baptist Church here.
He is survived by is wife, Mrs. Martha S. Stewart; and three daughters; Mrs. Roger Nichols
of Gilroy, California, and Misses Patsy and Nancy Stewart at home, one son, Paul Stewart at home;
a sister Mrs. Lucille Scott of Memphis; a brother Elzie Stewart of Chicago; and six grandchildren, Lyn,
Mike, Marion, Tony, Leigh and Kimberly Nichols.
James Hill lived in Livingston Co. and is on the 1898-1900 White School Census Dist.
41 Livingston Co. Ky.
Also on the 1900 Livingston Co. KY Census. He is the father of Minnie A. Hill
who married William Earnest Stewart and Ollie Mae Hill who married James Phillip
Stewart, William and James are brothers and were both born in Livingston Co. KY.
Aged Resident Dies at Tennemo Monday
James Hill, one of the oldest residents of Dyer County died Monday at his
home in Tennemo Community.
He was 89 years old. His death resulted from infirmities of old age.
Mr. Hill was a native of Kentucky but came to Dyer county many
years ago and settled in the Mississippi river bottom community,
where he continued to make his home until his death.
He was well known and respected. He was a member of the Baptist Church.
Several grandchildren & great grandchildren are his only near relatives.
Funeral services were held at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon at McCollough's
Chapel cemetery and were conducted by the Rev. F. M. Bruce, Baptist Minister.
Burial was in McCollough's chapel cemetery.
J. W. Curry and Son of Dyersburg were in charge of the funeral arrangements.
Source: State Gazette, Feb. 1, 1934.
Robert W. Doom
Obituary from the Livingston Ledger, Smithland, KY September 29, 1993:
Robert Doom, 75 of Grand Rivers died at 8:20 pm, Thursday, September 16 at
the Veterans Administration Hospital in Marion, Illinois. Surviving are one
son, Keith Doom of Letona, Ark.; two Sisters Voltia Rule of Calvert City and
Marie Fischback of Grand Rivers; and one Grandchild, Elyssa Doom of Letona,
He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.
Mr. Doom, a retired salesman, was a member of the Grand Rivers Baptist Church.
Services were at 2 pm Sunday at Grand Rivers Baptist Church.
The Rev. Curtis Harrell officiated.
Burial was in Iuka Cemetery.
Smith Funeral Chapel in Smithland was in charge of arrangements.
Note: Robert Doom was the son of Elijah Doom & Ada Mae Stewart Doom
Valtia Doom Rule
Services for Voltia Rule, 89, of Grand Rivers, were at
2 p.m. Tuesday at Reid-Walters Funeral Home in Earlington with the Rev.
David Simpson officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery in Earlington.
Mrs. Rule died at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Riverfront Terrace Nursing Home in
Mrs. Rule was a member of the First Baptist Church in Earlington.
She is survived by one sister, Marie Fischback of Oxford, Ohio.
Note: Volta Stewart Rule was a daughter of Elijah Doom & Ada Mae Stewart
Ky. Vitals Stats list date of death as June 16, 1994
Pauline Stewart Shelton
Moab Times Independent
Services held Nov. 8th for Pauline Shelton
Funeral Services were held Monday, Nov. 8, for Pauline Shelton, age 78, who
died Nov. 6, 1993 at her home in Moab.
She was born Sept. 22, 1915, in Grand Rivers, KY to Eddie and Emma
She married Casey Shelton on Jan. 17, 1934 in Shawnee Town, Ohio
(This is not correct should be Morganfield, Union, Kentucky).
From 1950 to 1962 Pauline worked at Edwards Air Force Base in California
as a maid.
In Moab she worked for the Grand County School District as a custodian until her
retirement in 1970.
A member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Moab, she enjoyed her family, and
loved her grandchildren above all else.
She was also a dedicated Christian and loved the Lord.
During the last five months of her life, she was cared for by her nieces, Ernestine McCoy
and Pat Stewart, and her nephew and his wife, Jim and Bert Stewart.
She is survived by a son, Bill (Jacque) Shelton, Moab; four grandchildren, Jody Rivenes,
Casey and Paul Shelton, all of Moab, and Susan (Rob) McGregor, Klamath Falls, OR; four
great-grandchildren; a sister Pearl (Dave) Traylor, Tipton, CA, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Casey (Honey) on Dec. 4, 1971 and four brothers, Robert (R.B.),
J.C. (Spot), Ernest (Lasses) and Preston (Sunny).
Services were held in the Church of God of Prophecy in Moab with Rev. Doug Roberson presiding.
Interment was in Sunset Memorial Cemetery.
The obituary is in the possession of Brenda Reeder.