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Maria E. Seagle
Funeral services for Mrs. Maria Elizabeth Seagle better known as Mrs. “Mittie” Seagle, who died Saturday morning at 9:45 a.m. were held at the Christian Church yesterday afternoon at three o’clock. The church was crowded during the ceremony. Mrs. Seagle’s friends numbering almost everyone in the community Rev. Arthur Wake, of Rocky Mount, a former pastor of the deceased, made a funeral address of exceptional beauty, dwelling upon Mrs. Seagle’s fidelity to Christianity and to the church of her choice. Interment followed immediately after the church service, Mrs. Seagle being laid to rest beside the body of her husband W. C. Seagle in the family plot at Oakwood Cemetery. Mr. Seagle died seventeen years ago, a few days after his wife had suffered the first two or three paralytic strokes the last of which occurred early Christmas morning and was the direct cause of her death. During the seventeen yaer interval, Mrs. Seagle seemed in excellent health and led a very active life being closely identified with all activities of the Christian church while maintaining a keen interest in the welfare of her family. It was a disappointment to the children that Rev. W. E. Balderson, until recently Mrs. Seagles pastor, was unable to reach Pulaski in time for the funeral. Mr. Balderson sent a message of condolence from Harlan, Ky., where he is now located. Surviving Mrs. Seagle are seven children, D. E. Seagle, F. A. Seagle, W. H. Seagle, T. M. Seagle, Mrs. J. R. Byrd, G. H. Seagle and Mrs. Mary Neighbors all of Pulaski. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Kate S. Boyer, of Roland, N. C., and two brothers, D. B. Hoilman of Wytheville and H. T. Hoilman of Pulaski. For the past several years Mrs. Seagle had made her home with Mrs. Byrd on Dora Highway. Deceased was born in Wythe County and would have reached her seventieth birthday on the eighth day of next May. In 1887 while the town of Pulaski was in its infancy, Mr. and Mrs. Seagle took up their residence here, and the family has been closely identified with the life of this community ever since. Mrs. Seagle who united with the Christian church in early childhood, was among the small groups of that faith who organized the first church here and since then until the hour of her death her interest in church affairs never wavered. Floral offerings at the funeral were numerous and very beautiful. Pall bearers were E. T. Howard, R. P. Worley, N. B. Rauhof, W. F. White, K. F. Foley and T. L. James. (The Southwest Times, Pulsaki, VA, January 1, 1924, front page. Submitted by Peggy Thompson)

Thomas Simmerman
Thomas Simmerman, a substantial and well known resident of Ivanhoe, died yesterday at his home in that place. The funeral services was conducted this morning at 11 o’clock. The deceased is survived by his widow who was a Miss Jameson, sister to E. V. Jameson of Pulaski. Col. S. S. Simmerman, George Simmerman and Robert Simmerman all of Wythe county are brothers. He was about 65 years of age. Mrs. Jameson went to Ivanhoe this morning to attend the funeral. (The Southwest Times, February 9, 1918, front page. Submitted by Peggy Thompson)

Died of Typhoid Fever on the 29th April 1863, near Mt. Airy Depot, MRS. SARAH JANE SNAVELY, wife of Dr. A. Snavely.  (Wytheville Dispatch, Vol. 2, No. 31, Wytheville, Virginia, Saturday, May 9, 1863; transcribed by SallyH)

Dr. W. R. Straw
Dr. W. R. Straw was drowned in the Indian Territory last week. He was a native of Wythe County, where he practiced medicine for several years.
[The Evening Times - Washington, D. C. - November 29, 1898 - Transcribed as written by D. Donlon]



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