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JESSE HILL

CHARLES EDWARD CUMBY

ARON THOMAS CUMBY

ANNIE MAUDE MCBRIDE HILL CUMBY

JESSE FRANKLIN HILL Jesse Franklin Hill, 74, of Bramwell died Monday, May 4, 1954 at his home. He was a retired miner. He was born June 14, 1879 in Bramwell and was the son of the late Felix Shelton and Nancy Ellen Dixon Hill. He was also preceded by his former wife, Annie Maude McBride Hill Cumby on March 22, 1954.

Survivors include six daughter: Mrs. Harry ( Alma Louise) Goodson, Mrs. Edward (Mamie Lee) Bailey, Mrs. Robert (Jessie Frances) Eller and Mrs. Don (Ency) Allen, all of Bramwell and Mrs. Charles (Charlotte) Boyd of Waltham, Ma.; three sons, Hugh, Clifton and Lindy Hill all of Bramwell; two sisters, Sessie and Nora Hill both of Bramwell; one brother, John W. Hill, of Roanoke, Va. and 16 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Pilgrim Holiness Church at Bramwell, by the Rev. Curtis B. Cox. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. The men's class of the Pilgrim Holiness Church will be pallbearers and granddaughters and friends will be flower bearers. The body will be taken to the church at noon from the Craven's Funeral Home.

BRAMWELL MAN, ARON THOMAS CUMBY, DIES

Had Been Ill But Four Days; Funeral Services to Be Held In the Bramwell Methodist Church This Morning A. T. Cumby, 83, was born in 1845. He was a well known and esteemed citizen of Bramwell, died at his home Friday morning, March 30, 1928 at 1:10 o'clock following a four day illness from influenza. He developed pneumonia on the fourth day and died within a few hours.

Mr. Cumby had been a resident of Bramwell for many years and until recently was the only shoemaker in town. Quiet and unassuming in manner Mr. Cumby made numerous friends who where shocked to learn of his death. Only a few weeks ago he moved his shop to a lot adjoining his residence. He worked daily until his illness prevented. His health had not been very good since his home was destroyed by fire recently.

Mr. Cumby is survived by his widow, who before her marriage was Miss Elizabeth Belcher and four sons, Charles E. Cumby of Bramwell, well known merchant; Easley Cumby of Falls Mills; Earl Cumby of Huntington and John Cumby whose present address is unknown. His first wife, Margaret Ann Williams Cumby preceded him and , in addition, his only daughter, Mrs. Walter Johnson also preceded him to the grave three years ago.

Funeral services will be held in the Bramwell Methodist Church this morning at 11 o'clock and will be in charge of the pastor the Rev. F. T. Sells. Interment will be made at the Belcher Cemetery on Bramwell Hill. The active pallbearers will be Dave Shrader, George Brooks, W. F. Owens, M. T. Hall, Roland Toy, Johnny Blanton, Mike Nowlin, and Roy Dillard. Honorary pallbearers: Thomas R. Shupe, W. D. Shupe, Dave Shupe, Samuel W. Tabor, W. P. Hill, L. H. Burke, W. M. Viers, J. T. Thompson, F. D. Hurst, W. J. Leathco, E. K. Haynes, Mr. English, Kasper Powell, Sidney H. Tabor, S. A. Toy, S. J. Young, B. D. Maxey, J. W. Carden and James Vincent. Published in Bluefield Daily Telegraph Newspaper 3-31-1928.

Charles Edgar Cumby, 86, of Bramwell, died Saturday, December 11, 1965. in Bluefield Sanitarium following a long illness. Born January 15, 1879, in Pembroke, Va., he was a son of Aaron Thomas Cumby and Ann Williams Cumby.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Cora Zidana Belcher Cumby in 1943 and his second wife Annie Maude McBride Hill Cumby, in 1954.

He had resided in Mercer and McDowell Counties most of his life, andwas a retired real estate and timber contractor. He had operated a sawmill at Bluewell several years and was a member of the Bramwell Methodist Church.

Survivors include six stepdaughters, Mrs. Harry(Louise) Goodson and Mrs. Leonard(June) Bailey of Bluefield, Mrs. Edward(Mamie) Bailey, Mrs. Robert(Francees) Eller and Mrs. Don (Ency) Allen of Bramwell and Mrs Charles(Charlotte) Boyd of Waltham, Mass.; three stepsons, Clifton Hill of Bramwell, Hugh Hill of Columbus, Oh., and Lindy Hill of Sandstone, Va.; a nephew whom he reared, Kenneth Price of Bramwell.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. at Cravens Funeral Home Chapel of Bluewell, with Rev. W.P. Eastwood and Rev. Tony Spinella officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers: Charlie Williams, A.L. Poteet, Frank Allen, Herman Hill, John Painter, and Hamp Hill. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday.

ANNIE MAUDE MCBRIDE HILL CUMBY

Mrs. Annie Maude Cumby, wife of Charles E. Cumby of Bramwell, died yesterday afternoon, March 22, 1954 in Bluefield Sanitarium following a short illness. She was born March 4, 1893 in Franklin County, Va., a daughter of Thomas Lee Patrick and Sophia Ann Frances Ferguson McBride.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons of a previous marriage, Clifton Hill and Lindebergh ‘Lindy' Hill of Bramwell and Hugh Hill of Bluefield; and six daughters also of the previous marriage, Mrs. Harry (Alma Louise) Goodson, and Mrs. Leonard (June) Bailey, Bluefield; Mrs. Edward Lee (Mamie Lee) Bailey, Mrs. Robert (Jessie Frances) Eller, and Mrs. Don (Ency) Allen all of Bramwell and Mrs. Charles (Charlotte) Boyd of Waltham, Ma. Also, surviving are 16 grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Lilly McBride Moore of Oakland, Ca. and one brother, Gordon McBride of Yards, Va.,and former husband, Jessie Franklin Hill.

The body will be removed from the Mercer Funeral Home to th residence at 10 o'clck Wednesday morning, where it will remain until 1 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Bramwell Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Elwin H. Roberts and the Rev. W.P. Eastwood. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Bluewell.

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