Masila M. Parrott

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
October 19, 1899, page 8
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Mrs. M. M. Parrott Dead.
Remains to Be Interred in cemetery Here.

Mrs. Masila M. Parrott died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. T. Hollingsworth, at Gadsden, Ala., last Saturday night, of heart failure.  She was seventy five years of age.  Mrs. Parrott was the widow of Judge J. R. Parrott, who occupied the superior court bench of the Cherokee circuit with conspicuous ability for a number of years succeeding the war and died in 1872, while a resident of this city, but a visitor to some springs in Tennessee in the hope of physical benefit.  Mrs. Parrott continued to reside in Cartersville for some time after her husband’s death, but finally broke up housekeeping, disposed of her property here and went to live with her children.

She was originally Miss Trammell, being a sister of Hon. L. N. Trammell, of Marietta, and the late Mr. C. G. Trammell, of this city.

Six children survive her.  They are: Mrs. M. H. Clift, of Chattanooga; Mrs. Robert Pillow, of Columbia, Tenn.; Mrs. Tracy Hollingsworth, of Gadsden, Ala., Mr. Charles C. Parrott, of Newnan, Ga.; Mrs. Hollinshed, of Newnan, Ga., and Mrs. Ab Wofford, of Hollingsworth, Banks county, Ga.

Mrs. Parrottt was a lady of great strength of character, and possessing a womanly dignity coupled with a sweet disposition won friends wherever she made her abode.

The remains will be interred at Oak Hill cemetery, this city, the funeral occurring today.  A telegram from Mr. C. C. Parrott, at Gadsden, to Mr. Thomas Lumpkin, requested that the burial and funeral be arranged for and suggested the following as pall bearers: Messrs. J. C. Wofford, W. W. Roberts, John W. Akin, W. H. Howard, J. E. Field, A. M. Foute, J. W. Harris and Thomas Lumpkin. Mrs. Hollingsworth, it was learned, was on a trip to Oklahoma, when her mother died, and the funeral plans were delayed in an attempt to have her present.

The remains will arrive here from Gadsden at 8:48 this morning and the funeral will occur from the depot and immediately after the arrival of the northbound train at 10 o’clock.


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