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Items From The Adair County News – 1916

The Adair County News, Columbia, Kentucky

Wednesday, February 23, 1916

McCoy – Frazer

The marriage of Miss Gladys McCoy and Mr. Will Ed Frazer, which was solemnized at the Presbyterian Church of this city February 12 at 6 o’clock p.m., was charming in its simplicity. Rev. J. V. Logan was officiating clergyman, and many friends of the popular young couple were present. The only attendants were Miss Mary Sampson, cousin of the groom, maid of honor, and Mr. J. Ollie Frazer was his brother’s best man. Mr. Frank Frazer and Mr. James Gray were ushers.

Preceding the ceremony a musical program was rendered, with Mr. J. Warren Cunningham, soloist, accompanied by Mrs. C. P. Davidson. The bride entered on the arm of her uncle, Mr. W. V. Tennant, by whom she was given in marriage, and was met at the altar by the groom.

The church was beautifully decorated in vases of cut flowers, candles, palms and ferns. The bride was lovely in a simple afternoon gown of blue taffeta and georgette crepe, black picture hat and carried bride’s roses. The maid of honor was becomingly attired in dark blue taffeta, and her flowers were pink roses.

Following the ceremony the bridal party and a few friends were entertained at dinner by Judge and Mrs. Sampson and Miss Mary Sampson.

Death of May Shirley

Last Friday night, near Milltown, Miss May Shirley, about sixteen years old, died, a victim of typhoid fever. She was a bright girl, popular with her associates and was fondly loved by her parents, brothers and sisters. A large circle of friends and relatives attended the funeral and burial. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Shirley, and it is our information that several other members of the family are afflicted with the same disease. The community feels the deepest sympathy of the family that is in such sore distress.

“Gone to Her Reward”

Last Wednesday night, the 16th inst., Mrs. Lucy Coffey, who was the beloved wife of T. J. Coffey, died at her late home in Adair County, one mile from Bridgeport. She was a victim of pneumonia and was sick but a few days. The deceased was a devoted member of the Methodist church and was about seventy-five years old. In her young womanhood she was well acquainted about Columbia and often visited here, being a sister of the late W. T. and T. R. Price, making Mr. W. Titus Price and Mr. R. H. Price her nephews.

She was a lady highly respected for her many Christian virtues, and will be greatly missed, not only by her aged husband and children, but by the entire neighborhood in which she lived.

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