Obit (1947) - Clarence Maynard KING

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July 10, 1947 Oxford Journal:
   Following a long period of ill health, the passing of Clarence Maynard King took place at his home here on Friday night, July 4th, at the age of 72 years.  The late Mr. King was born in Mount Pleasant, a son of the late William and Frances Mayne King and lived all his life in this vicinity.  He was a well known farmer at Mt. Pleasant and many relatives and friends there and elsewhere learned of this passing with regret.
   He had not been in good health for the past 27 years, but always maintained his cheerfulness.  Ten years ago Mr. King came to Oxford.  In recent years his health grew poorer and for three months his condition was very serious.  Despite his long illness his death came as a great shock to his friends and family.  He entered All Saints Hospital, Springhill on Monday, June 30th, for X-ray and treatments but his condition became worse and Thursday he was brought home and, in spite of all care, he passed away the next afternoon.
   Forty-seven years ago he married Mary Catherine Mattinson of Mt. Pleasant, who survives.  Also surviving are one daughter, Hazel (Mrs. Layton Mills) of Oxford, and five sons, Harlan, Harry and Frank of Oxford, and Thomas and Alfred of Mt. Pleasant, also two brothers, John King and Cecil King of Mt. Pleasant, seventeen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  One sister, Mrs. Henry Embree predeceased him 5 years ago.
   The funeral was held at the home on Monday afternoon when many friends gathered to pay their last respects.  It was conducted by Rev. J.R. Duke, pastor of St. James Presbyterian Church.  The hymns sung were all favorites of the deceased, "Shall We Gather at the River", "Just as I Am" and "The Old Rugged Cross".
   The pallbearers were Fred Johnson, Charles Mattinson, Theodore Terris, Renforth Hickman, Orland Tait and Thomas Long.  Burial took place in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
   The floral tributes were as follows ... [I did not transcribe the tributes.  GFM]

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