Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Mary Elizabeth Connally Lipscomb (1835-1924)

Mrs. J. J. Lipscomb Dies at Ripe Age

Mrs. Mary E. Lipscomb, wife of John J. Lipscomb, died at half past four o’clock this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. T. T. Adams, 337 West Main street, after suffering a stroke of paralysis last Tuesday. There had been little hope extended, for she was in her eighty-ninth year and it was felt that the infirmities of old age would not withstand the shock to her system. She had been frail for six months or more but until stricken she had full possession of her mental faculties and was unusually energetic in mind and body.

Mrs. Lipscomb was born in Halifax county being a daughter of E. F. Connally [George Franklin Connally], a member of the well known Milton family. She spent her early days in Halifax and Milton, being married to Mr. Lipscomb in June 1867. Mr. Lipscomb died twenty-five years ago and since his death his widow had resided chiefly at Milton, coming to her daughter here about three years ago.

Mrs. Lipscomb was probably the oldest member of Milton Methodist church, formerly known as Connally’s church. During her life she evidenced continued devotion to this church and to its work.

The remains will be taken from Danville tomorrow to near Barksdale Depot, where the funeral will take place from the old home, interment to be made near that point. Rev. J. B. Hurley, of the Milton church, will conduct the services.

Mrs. Lipscomb, who was a woman of striking Christian character, is survived by four children: Mrs. T. T. Adams, Danville; G. F. Lipscomb, Greenville, Texas; Mrs. Sallie H. Jones, of Yanceyville, N. C.; and J. J. Lipscomb, of Milton, N. C. She also leaves a brother: J. F. Connally of Pamplin City, Va.

The Bee (Danville, Virginia) 11 April 1924 (Page 1)
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Note that the above obituary incorrectly identifies the father of Mary Elizabeth Connally Lipscomb as E. F. Connally. This should have been G. F. Connally (George Franklin Connally). Her mother was Mildred Hundley Lewis Connally.


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