More on Sarah Cooksey Chammness

John & Sarah Cooksey Chamness

Chamness, Sarah Elizabeth aged resident of Williamson County passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nelia Simmons in Miami, Florida, Sunday Noon April 26, 1926 following an extended illness.  The deceased was born in Smith County, Tennessee on April 28, 1843 and at the time of her death was 82 years, 11 months and 28 days of age.  She was the daughter of Ephriam J. and ELizabeth (Phillips) Cooksey and was educated in the common schools of this county moving to Illinois with her parents in early childhood. In November 1862 she was united in marriage to John Chamness and to this union fifteen children were born, five survive their mother, namely Mrs. Allen Julia Suratt of Chamness, Mrs. Joel (Lydia) Norris of Marion, Mrs. A.J. (Minnie) Starrick of Marion, E.M. Chamness of Miami, Florida and Mrs. Nelia Simmons of Miami.  Her husband preceded her in death. She is also survived by two brothers, John A.
Cooksey of Marion who is 82 years old and Samuel M. Cooksey of Carterville Route Four who is 70 years old. Two brothers, William Cooksey and Ephraim Cooksey and three sisters, Mary J. Hudgens, Martha Chamness and Delia Hudgens preceded her in death. The body will arrive in Carbondale Thursday morning at 4:30 a.m. and will be met in Carbondale by the hearse from the E.T. Hudgens Funeral Home here. The body will be taken to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joel Norris at 306 South Carbon Street where it will remain in state until the funeral services which will be conducted Friday at 10 o’clock at the Crab Orchard Cemetery.   Marion Daily Republican,   Apr 27, 1926


One Response to More on Sarah Cooksey Chammness

  1. Carolyn Trower says:

    Wonderful pictures. John and Sarah Cooksey Chamness are my great grandparents, so happy to
    get these pictures. My mother is Delia Chamness, top row, second from the right. She’s so pretty!

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