Death Notices

The Palmetto Leader January 10, 1925


Death of Mrs. Mary Nelson.

On Wednesday morning between seven and eight o’clock, the angel's made a stop at 2447 Gervais Street and took our beloved mother, Mrs. Mary Nelson. She was born in the year 1847, before the Lord told Abraham Lincoln to set our people free. She lived a virtous life for more than fifty years, being a member of Bethel AME Church at Lexington. She is survived by six children: Mrs. Emily Hagood, Columbia; Mr. Weaton Nelson, Columbia; Mr. John Nelson, Columbia; Mrs. Sophie Chestnut, Maywood, Ill; Mrs. Martha Duke, Mautza, Fla.; and Mr. Brown Nelson, Lexington, S.C.. She is survived by thirty-two grand children and eighteen great-grandchildren.

The funeral services were held at Bethel AME Church, Lexington, S.C. where Rev. Rice is the Pastor. Rev. E. A. Adams and some of the members of Bethel AME Church of Columbia, SC came over to the funeral services. She was laid to rest in the cemetery of Bethel AME Church of Lexington, SC.


Below is a list of funerals handled since last Sunday, by the Undertaking Establishment of Johnson-Bradley-Morris


Mis Sarah White, 713 Laurel Street. Services at Ladson Pres. Church. Interment at Randolph cemetery.

Infant Lawhon, 1218 Gates St.

Mrs. Maggie Adams, 615 Blanding St. Body shipped to Fort Motts, SC for burial.


John Sprigner, Ridgewood. Funeral at St. Paul Baptist Church. Interment Crane Creek Cemetery.


Lula M. Aiken, child, 223 Bull Street. Interment at Randolph Cemetery.

Mrs. Mary Feaster-Glenn, 1828 Gregg St. Funeral services at First Calvary Baptist Church. Interment Douglass Cemetery.


Julius Houston, Garners Ferry Road. Funeral at Cleaves Chapel. Interment at Cleaves Chapel Cemetery.

E. P. Bellinger, 1014 Heidt Street.

John McCants, 605 Richland St. Funeral at Zion Baptist Church. Interment Randolph cemetery.

Charlie White, shipped to Vidalia, Ga. Funeral Sunday, Jan. 11, 1925.

James Williams, 2316 Pendleton St. Funeral arrangements announced later.

Below is a list of funerals handled by A. P. Hardy & Co.

The remains of Mr. Tillman Watson, 2500 Gervais St., husband of Mrs. Eliza Watson was funeralized Sunday Jan. 4, 1925 at Sidney Park C.M.E. Church.

The remains of Mrs. Mary Nelson, 2417 Gervais St., mother of Mrs. Emily Hagood, was funeralized Sunday Jan. 4, 1925, at Lexington, S.C.

The remains of Mr. George B. Ferson, 2015 Oak St. husband of Mrs. Sallie Ferguson, was funeralized Sunday Jan 4, 1925, at Sidney Park C.M.E. Church.

The remains of infant, Willie Wise, 817 Loutzon Ave., son of Rev. and Mrs. Willie Wise, was laid to rest Jan. 7, 1925.

The remains of Mrs. Hattie Butler., No. 9 Elbow Alley, wife of Mr. William Butler, was funeralized Friday, Jan. 9, 1925, at Sidney Park C.M.E. Church.

The following funerals were handled by the Undertaking Establishment T. H. Pinckney:

Willie Williams, 512 College St. Jan. 1, 1925. Funeralized at Union Baptist Church. Interment Randolph Cemetery.

Mrs. Helen Nelson-Pompey, 428 Taylor St., Jan. 4, 1925. Funeralized at Wesley M.E. Church. Interment Lower Cemetery.

Miss Claudia Kennedy, bodt shipped to Simpson, S.C.

Mrs. Lizzie Ingram, 1124 Queen St. Jan. 3, 1925.

Axie English, 2120 Richland St. Jan. 4, 1925.

Peter Harris, Jan. 5, 1925. Body shipped to Sandy Run, S.C.

Infant of Mrs. Hattie Butler, 2717 Gervais St., Jan. 6, 1925.

Infant, John Wesley Webb, Jan. 6, 1925.

Abraham Washington, Jan. 8, 1925.

Ed. Washington, New Brookland, S.C. Funeral Jan.11, 1925.


Newspapers Used

The Sumter Watchman

The Manning Times

The Columbia Daily Register

The Palmetto Leader (Black)

The Samaritan Herald The Voice of Job (Black)

The Freedman




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