Joseph E. Lipscomb

The Tribune News
Cartersville, Georgia
Page 2
Died: May 18, 1931
Transcribed by:   Website

Skull Fractured When Thrown to Ground by Impact of Automobile Saturday Afternoon—Did Not Regain Consciousness—End Came Early Monday

Mr. Joseph E. Lipscomb, 84, died at Dr. T. Lowry’s Sanitarium in Cartersville early Monday morning, the result of injuries received last Saturday afternoon, when he is said to have walked into the rear fender of an automobile being driven by Clayton Shaw, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Elbert G. Shaw, of this city. Coming into contact with the moving car, he was thrown to the street, his head striking the curb, and his skull was fractured.

He was rushed to Dr. Lowry’s where he was given treatment. It was realized, after a thorough examination, that the injuries were so severe that Mr. Lipscomb could not recover and he remained in a coma until the end.

No blame is attached to Clayton, the accident being termed unavoidable. Mr. Lipscomb was walking in the city from the home of his sister, Mrs. Amanda Posey on Market St., where he had been a luncheon guest. Upon arriving at the drive into the Baptist church grounds, he started across the street. It is thought that he lost his balance when he walked down the drive incline, and fell against the moving automobile, causing the accident. The youth promptly stopped his car, and assisted in getting the injured man to the sanitarium.

Funeral Tuesday

Impressive services were conducted from the Cross Roads Baptist church Tuesday afternoon at 2:30, the pastor, Rev. A.B. Cash officiating. Interment was in the Cassville cemetery, with the following gentlemen serving as pallbearers: Messrs. Robert H. Griffin, G.W. Gaddis, J.C. McTier, W.C. Walton, Lawson Jackson and A.V. Neal. Cummings, Long and Owens, funeral directors, were in charge of arrangements.

Pioneer Resident

Since early manhood, Mr. Lipscomb had made his home in Bartow county. He was a native of Spartanburg, S.C. and at the age of sixteen he enlisted with the Confederate army, and fought gallantly, along with his comrades in gray. Immediately after the war, he located in Bartow county, in the Cassville community, where he resided until several years ago. At the time of his death, Mr. Lipscomb was making his home with a nephew, Mr. O.C. Lipscomb, of the White district.

Mr. Lipscomb was a devout Christian gentleman, and thirty years ago, he was ordained a deacon in the Cassville Baptist church. The deceased labored faithfully and well in the service of his church.

Until forced to retire because of his advanced age, Mr. Lipscomb was one of the county’s most progressive farmers. He was a man possessed of many fine traits of character, and held in the highest esteem by a wide circle of friends.

The deceased was married to Mrs. Sallie H. Lowe, November 22, 1883. Mr. and Mrs. Lipscomb lived together happily until 1917, when Mrs. Lipscomb was taken by death. There were no children born to this union.

Mr. Lipscomb was widely connected in Bartow county, and leaves the following nephews and nieces in this county: Messrs. O.C., W.C., J.A., J.L., and R.L. Lipscomb, Miss Nelle Posey, Mrs. M.H. Denman and Miss Fannie Lipscomb. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Amanda Posey, of Cartersville, and Mrs. Harriett Poole, of Gaffney, S.C., and one brother, Mr. James Lipscomb, of Tyler, Texas. Other nephews and nieces who survive are: Messrs. Ed and Frank Lipscomb, Tyler, Texas; H.H. of Detroit,; Mrs. W.O. Burnette, of Dixie, Ga., and Mrs. C.C. Holder (sic) of Etowah, Tenn. The bereaved family has the sincerest sympathy of their many friends throughout the county in their great sorrow.


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