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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Ollie Ezell Comer: died 12-16-1958

The only memory I have of Kizzie’s mother is when she was lying on her death bed at John & Kizzie’s homestead in East Prairies, Mo. All the kids were sent outside, we were playing on that old tree that had the giant knotted roots that you could  set on or walk on all the way around the tree. Even then we were to noisy (her window was on that trees aide of the house) so were were chastised again for being noisy.
After she died her body was transported back to Lawrence County, TN.     GlennDL

One of Lawrence's Oldest Ladies Dies: Second Oldest Citizen In Second Civil District

WEJ-Mrs. Ollie Ezell Comer, second oldest citizen of the Second District of Lawrence County, died Monday night at the home of her daughter Mrs. John Littrell, East Prairie, Missouri. The body was brought to the home of her son Jesse Comer, at Loretto, and funeral services were to be held this [Thursday] afternoon at 1:00 o'clock Liberty Grove Church with the Rev. Henry Yeager officiating, and burial in Bishop Chapel Cemetery with the Osbo [rn] Funeral Home of Loretto having charge of the arrangements.

--Mrs. Comer was born January 26, 1863, in this county; she was the daughter of the late Harb and Sinthia Potete Ezell, and granddaughter of William and Jimima Potete, pioneer citizens of Lawrence County. The Potetes helped organize Second Creek church on June 26, 1830, and also played an important role in the first county government during and following David Crockett's life.

Mrs. Comer united with Missionary Baptist Church in early life. She was married to Daniel Patrick Comer in 1883 and to this union eight children were born, one of whom, Mrs. Virgie Marks is deceased. She also had 5 step children, Mrs. Ettie Johnson, Mrs. Dellie Murrell, Miss Laura Comer, Johnny and Taylor Comer all of whom are deceased. She is survived by seven children Mrs. Bertha Taylor, of the Liberty Grove Community; Mrs. John Littrell, of Missouri; Leslie Comer, of East Prairie, Missouri; Crutcher Comer, of Russellvile, Alabama; Jesse Comer, of Loretto; Bob Comer, of this city;, and Albert Comer, of Indiana. She is also survived by 57 grandchildren, 116 great-grandchildren, and 20 great-great-grandchildren.

This Obituary was provided by Jesse Comer of Cedar Lake, Indiana.

Comer Family  108732~5Birdsongpictured: Leslie, Ollie F. Ezell~Comer , Albert, & Bob Comer 

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