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