The following articles on the death and burial of Daniel Emmett Guerrant (c.1882 - 1927) are posted here because his wife, Alice Dorothy Wemple Guerrant was a daughter of Orlando Wemple and Elizabeth Frances Pinnix Wemple (1852-1922). Elizabeth Frances Pinnix was born in Caswell County, North Carolina, to Joseph Crocker Pinnix (1826-1908) and Mary Elizabeth Yancey Gunn Pinnix (1834-1903), both of whom are buried at the Yanceyville United Methodist Church.
The Bee (Danville, Virginia) 30 April 1927 (Page 3)
Pneumonia Claims Emmett Guerrant at Statesville, N C
News was received here this morning of the death at Statesville, N.C. of D. Emmett Guerrant, a well remembered former resident of Danville who came here on visit on April 19th.
Mr. Guerrant, who was about 45 years of age, died of pneumonia which developed with fatal rapidity. He had motored to Danville from his home at Spartanburg where comparatively recently he had undergone a tonsil operation and on arrival here he was not feeling very well. In fact he decided to return home sooner than expected hoping to be able to drive the return distance. At Statesville however, his condition was such that he decided to break the journey at the home of his brother Fred Guerrant where he gradually grew weaker. He had been in critical condition for forty eight hours.
Mr. Guerrant was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John W. Guerrant and was born at Ruffin coming to Danville in 1886 and living here until about ten years ago. He was identified for many years with the Dan Valley Mills in this city. He was married to
Miss Alice Wemple, a daughter of the late O. Wemple, who survives him with two sons, Wemple Guerrant and DeGraffe Guerrant.
He is survived by the following sisters and brothers, Mrs. H. O. Eanes, of Danville, Mrs. W. W. Gill, of Danville, Mrs. Earnest Howard, of Nyassa, South Africia, H. Porter Geurrant, of Philadelphia, Frank Geurrant, of Keeling, and Fred Geurrant of Statesville.
The funeral will be held in Danville and the remains are expected to arrive here at midnight tonight, and will be conveyed to the home of Mrs. F. W. Hagedorn, 903 Main street, where the obsequies will be held at 3:30 p. m. Sunday, conducted by Rev. J. B. Winn.
The Bee (Danville, Virginia) 2 May 1927
Emmett Guerrant Buried on Sunday
The funeral of Emmett Guerrant whose death took place at Statesville N. C. on Saturday morning, was conducted here Sunday evening at 3:30 o'clock from the residence of Mrs. F. W. Hagedorn on Main street. Services were conducted by Rev J. B. Winn and interment was in Green Hill cemetery.
The pallbearers were W. B. Jordan, George Penn, J. C. Jordan, A. T. Holland, J. P. Penn, Charles O'Neil and W. B. Hill.
The flower bearers were J. C. Blair, James Cobb, Charles Blair, L. W. Walker, Spot Pace, John W. Gibson, J. A. Reynolds, F. M. Hamlin, W. S. Jenkins, Raymond Hall,
Greenhow Maury, W. T. Cousins, John B. Anderson, Rutherford Harvie, J. M. Thomas, J. L. Penn, J. H. Wilson, C. S. Wheatley, Prince Parham, J. A. Hawkins, Raymond Mitchell, J. A. Herman, Frank Ferrell, Townes Winbush, Randolph Meade, W. W. Williamson, J. P. Williamson, W. R. Fitzgerald, John Howard, John B. Harvie, A. B. Crowell, G. H. Guerrant, Wallace Ayres, J. B. Fuller, H. L. Boatwright, Charles A. Raine, L. B. Conway, A. D. Keen, G. W. Temple, Albert Patton, Spencer James and J. D. Crews.