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    The Jubilee Singers. (1875). Image courtesy of the New York Public Library.

Deaths: May 20, 1960

From the May 20, 1960 issue of the Nashville Globe

  • BEDFORD, Mrs. Hattie – May 14, at a local nursing home
  • CECIL, Wade – May 10 at a local hospital
  • COLLIER,  Mrs. Daisy – May 14 at a local infirmary
  • COPELAND, Rev. Thornton – May 16 at a hospital in Detroit, Mich.
  • CROOK, Mrs. Katie – May 9 in Chicago, Ill.
  • CURTIS, John Bowing – May 8th at a local hospital
  • FOWKLES, Mrs. Annie Bell – May 17 at her home 1720 Jefferson St.
  • HAMPTON, Mr. Thomas – suddenly May 16 at a local hospital
  • HARRIS, Mrs. Rhoda Ann – May 9 at a local infirmary
  • HARVEY, Mr. William McKinley – suddenly May 13 at a local infirmary
  • KNIGHT, Mr. Willie Rogers – suddenly May 15 at a local hospital.
  • MALONE, Mrs. Mary Kate-Lyda – May 14 at a local infirmary
  • SAMPLE, Mr. William – May 16 at his residence 594 J.C. Napier Cts.
  • SIMS Sr., Mr. Harvey R. – May 15 in Phoenix, Arizona
  • SWANSON, Miss Georgia Lee – suddenly May 9 at a local infirmary
  • TERRY, Dr. Maggie E. – May 15 at residence of sister 2107 Osage St.
  • WATSON Sr., Mr. Cain – May 9 at his residence in Cincinatti, Ohio

Kelly- Winfrey

Nashville Globe: July 5, 1907

Little Rock, Ark., June 27 — the wedding of Miss Mabel Winfrey, of this city, and Mr. John H. Kelly Jr., of Nashville, was solomnized at the First Congregational Church of Battle Rock Wednesday evening. The general opinion is that it was one of the prettiest weddings ever witnessed among the people of the City of Roses. The church was beautifully decorated with cut flowers, potted plants, ferns and lilies, forming a beautiful background. The arch under which the happy couple stood was laden with lilies from the center of which hung a floral design in the shape of a bell. This made a picture long to be remembered. While the audience was waiting for the bridal party to enter Miss Carrie Booker rendered a very sweet selection, “Dearie.”

To the strains of Mendelssohn’s wedding march, played by Miss Stella E. Bush, the bridal party entered, led by the four ushers, Messrs. Frank A. Young, Oscar A. Miller, Berestful W. Jackson and Chester E. Bush. Next came the four bridesmaids, Misses Mattie A. Booker, Ethel M. Pitts, Mattie C. Winfrey and Maggie E. Kelly, of Columbia, Tenn., beautifully gowned in pink, green, blue and lavender organdies respectively, carrying carnations and ferns. The best man, Dr. Frank B. Adair, of Humphrey, Ark., followed by the matron of honor, Mrs. Lida Gilliane, of Ft. Smith, Ark., gowned in white chiffon with blue ribbons and carrying an armful of white carnations and ferns, entered. After these came the ring bearer, little Sara Booker, dressed in white embroidered swiss. She was followed by two little flower girls, Olga Jordan and Hazel Lindsay, who were dressed in white accordion pleated organdies, carrying baskets filled with roses which they strewed in the brides’ path. From the vestry room in the rear came Mr. John H. Kelly, Jr., who stood under the arch and awaited the coming of the bride, who entered leaning on the arm of her brother, Mr. Robert C. Winfrey. The bride’s dress was a creation of white silk chiffon over liberty satin with panel front and yoke of imported silk embroidered chiffon, trimmed with frills of accordion pleated chiffon, white satin ribbon and chiffon rush. Her veil which extended to the end of her train, was caught up with orange blossoms. She carried an armful of bride’s roses. During the ceremony, which was performed by Ref. Y. B. Sims, the pastor, Miss Birdie Mae Boyd, of Oberlin, O., sang sweetly “O Promise Me.”

The reception was at the bride’s home, 2400 Adams street.

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