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Obituary of Sarah Satterly Burkhead

The Springfield Sun

July 21, 1949


Widow of Former Justice of Peace Of This County Died Sunday at Her Home Near Tatham Springs Of Paralysis


Mrs. Sarah Satterly Burkhead, age 74, died at her home near Tatham Springs at 11:55 Sunday night, July 17, 1949, the victim of paralysis.  She had been ill several weeks and her condition had been critical the past several days, her passing not being unexpected.

Funeral services were held at two o’clock Tuesday afternoon at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, of which Mrs. Burkhead was one of the oldest and most faithful members.  Her pastor, the Rev. Dan Thomas, officiated.  He was assisted by the Rev. Henry Hedgespeth of Willisburg.  Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery at Willisburg at the side of her husband, the late Joe Burkhead, former Justice of the Peace of this county, who died August 8, 1942.

Six grandsons, Don Jenkins, Joseph and Wilmer Burkhead, Willisburg; Joe R. Burkhead and Silas Burkhead, Taylorsville; and Willis Burkhead, Eminence, served as casketbearers.  Sutherland Funeral Home had charge of the funeral and burial.

Surviving Mrs. Burkhead are five sons, Dr. N. H. Burkhead, Louisville; John, James and Ray Burkhead, this county, and Omar Burkhead, Eminence; three daughters, Mrs. Elmer Best, who lives at the Burkhead home; Mrs. Russell Jenkins, Willisburg, and Mrs. Herbert Coulter, Bloomfield; two sisters, Mrs. Silas Burkhead and Mrs. J.S. Royalty, both of Willisburg; fifteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.

The daughter of John W. And Elizabeth White Satterly, Mrs. Burkhead was born, reared and spent her entire life in the Tatham Springs section.  She was well known and loved by a large circle of friends and church workers.

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