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Minnie Ethel Bateman (1888-1958)
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Born: 17 Feb 1888 Benton County Tennessee. 1
Married: Edgar Lafayette Boyd (1887-1952) the son of John Henry Boyd (1855-1929) and Fanny Young Bradford (1863-1942) on 17 Dec 1905 in Carroll County Tennessee. 2
Died: 3 Feb 1958 Hardeman County Tennessee. 1
Buried: Mount Comfort Cemetery Carroll County Tennessee.
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Minnie Ethel Bateman
17 Feb 1888-3 Feb 1958

Spouse and Children

       Edgar Lafayette Boyd

Mrs. Boyd Dies After Long Illness

Mrs. E. L. Boyd. 69, of Bemis, died Monday at 7:30 p.m., in the Brints Hospital at Bolivar after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1 p.m. from the Bemis Chapel with Rev. Ellis Pratt, pastor, and Rev. W. II. Hopper officiating. Burial will be in Mount Comfort Cemetery in Carroll County. Mrs. Boyd, the former Minnie Ethel Bateman. was born Feb, 17, 1888 in Benton County. She moved to Carroll County at an early age near Buena Vista, with her parents, the late John J. Bateman and Matilda Jane Robinson Bateman, and had made her home in Bemis for the past 30 years. She was a member of the Bemis Chapel Baptist Church. Her husband, Edgar L. Boyd preceded her in death in 1952. She is survived by two sons. Rev. Truman Boyd of Knoxville and Rev. R. B. Boyd of Parsons; a daughter, Mrs. Earl Herriman of Bemis; two brothers. E. V. Bateman of Dyersburg and Charlie Bateman of McKenzie, and eight grandchildren. Her body will be at Smith Funeral Home until the funeral hour. Pallbearers will be. Garney Scott, Frank Canovin. Lewis Collins, Millerd Granger, Larry Denham and Coy Sullivan.3


  1. Tennessee, Death Records, 1908-1958 for Minnie Ethel Boyd
  2. Ancestry.com Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
  3. The Jackson Sun, 04 Feb 1958, Tue, Page 7

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