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The following is the obituary and death certificate for Ella Mae Davis Poythress. She was the wife of George Alexander Poythress who lived in Lynchburg, VA.
Norfolk Virginian Pilot 04 June 1936 page 18 col. 3
Mrs. Ella Mae Poythress, age 79, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas Pateman, 2613 Chesapeake street, Bay View, last night at 11:03 o’clock, after an illness of five years. She was a native of Logansville, Ohio, and had resided in Norfolk for eight years. She was the widow of Prof. George A. Poythress and former resident of Lynchburg. She was a member of Lafayette Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Pateman and Mrs. C. E. Janckson, of Norfolk, and Mrs. C. F. Hopkins of Chicago; one son H. A. Poythress of New York City; 17 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The body was removed to the funeral home of E. Lee Cox & Bro., 613 Westover avenue, pending completion of funeral arrangements.
Transcribed by N J Netter
Certificate of Death
Commonwealth of Virginia
County of Norfolk
Address: 2613 Chesapeake St.
Full Name: Mrs. Ella May Poythress
Color or Race: White
Single, Married, Widowed, or Divorced: Widow
Husband: George A. Poythress
Date of Death: June 3 1936
Date of Birth: June 18 1856
Birthplace: Logansville, Ohio
Name of Father: D. K.
Name of Mother: Lucille Baschere
Place of Birth: France
Informant: Mrs. Thomas Pateman
2613 Chesapeake St.
Burial: Forest Lawn
Cause of Death: Cerebral Hemorrhage
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The following is an obituary for Clair Poythress Boley Pateman. She is the daughter of George Alexander and Ella Mae Davis Poythress. I do know that she married a man with the surname of Boley and she had one daughter from that marriage, and her name is Mae or May Boley. She is listed as Mae Foreman in the obituary.
The Virginian Pilot 03 July 1963 pg 14 col. 1
Mrs. Claire Pateman
NORFOLK- Mrs. Claire Boley Pateman of 8528 Chesapeake Blvd., widow of Thomas Pateman and daughter of George A. and Mrs. Ella May Poythress, died Tuesday at noon in her home.
A native of Lynchburg, she lived in Norfolk 40 years. She was a member of Bayview Congregational Christian Church and Three Score and Ten Club.
She is survived by a daughter, Ms. Mae Foreman of Norfolk; two sisters, Mrs. C. F. Hopkins of Three Rivers, Mich., and Mrs. Corrine Jackson of Norfolk.
A funeral service will be conducted in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home today at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Charles F. Pegram of Bayview Congregational Christian Church. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
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The following is an obituary for Harry A Poythress, the son of George Alexander and Ella Mae Davis Poythress. I do know that Harry served in the US Army, however I have not been able to determine whether or not he was a solider in WWI or WWII. He may have served state side and not been involved in any front line action.
So far, I have not found any marriage record for Harry. I do know that he lived in New York City and perhaps he was married and I have not found a record yet. Based on his obituary, it appears that he did not have any children.
Richmond Times Dispatch 04 January 1949 page 10 col. 13
POYTHRESS – Entered into rest at 3:15 A.M. Monday Jan 3, 1949, at 2806 E Broad St., Harry A. Poythress aged 66 years. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Corine Jackon, Mrs. Clara Pateman, and Mrs. Hopkins. The remains rest at the Billups Funeral Home. Twenty-fifth and Marshall Sts., where services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment in Richmond National Cemetery.
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I will be sending a series of obituaries and information on my branch of the Poythress family. Rather than send all this information at once I am going to break it up in several emails. I hope that it will make it easier to follow the information I have found.
The following is the obituary for Alice M. Poythress Cable, my great grand mother. My grandmother France Lee Cable was 12 years old when her mother died.
Just as a reminder, Alice was the daughter of George Alexander and Ella Mae Davis Poythress who lived in Lynchburg, VA from about 1876 to 1910. George was a musician and instructor.
Greensboro Daily News, Sunday, March 5, 1922, page 6.
Mrs. Cable is Dead After Brief Illness
Wife of R. W. Cable Died Yesterday
Afternoon at Local Hospital.
Funeral Monday Afternoon.
Mrs. Alice M. Cable, wife of R. W. Cable died yesterday afternoon at 2:15 o'clock at a local hospital, her death following an ilness of several days.
Mrs. Cable was about 29 years of age and had a large number of friends in Greensboro who will regreat to learn of her death. She was a faithful member of Westminster Presbyterian church.
She is survived by her husband; by eight children, Margorie, Lucile, Frances, Elizabeth, Nancy, Rupert, Mary and Leroy Cable; by her mother, Mrs. George A. Poythress of Roanoke, VA; by two brothers, Harry A. Poythress, of Richmaond, VA, and C. L. Poythress, San Antonio, Texas; by three sisters, Mrs. C. M. Boley, of Roanoke, VA, and Mrs. C. E. Jackson of Norkfolk, VA, and Mrs. James Kramp, of White Stone, N. Y.
The funeral services will be held at the home in the new Latham development Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. C. E. Hodgis will officiate and the interment will be in Green Hill cemetery.
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Sarah was a dear lady, wife of Ben Edward Poythress, Jr, who was a
grandson of Algernon E Poythress, and a great-grandson of James Edward
Poythress. My sympathy and condolences to her family.
As seen at Legacy.com and published in The [Petersburg, VA]
Progress-Index on February 12, 2012:
Sarah C Poythress
Sarah C. Poythress, 90, of Petersburg passed away on Feb. 10, 2012.
She was a registered nurse for her entire working career.
Sarah is survived by her son, Robert Poythress and his wife Mary;
grandchildren, Sarah and Carter Poythress; three sisters and several
nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at Southlawn Memorial Park on
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at 10 am. In lieu of flowers contributions can
be made to the Alzheimer's Association Greater Richmond (4600 Cox Rd
Suite 130 Glen Allen, VA 23060). Arrangements through J.T. Morriss &
Son Petersburg Chapel. Condolences may be sent to sss.jtmorriss.com
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