In Bluefield Daily Telegraph Feb 18, 1934
FUNERAL SERVICES To BE Held TODAY FOR JAMES SPENCE
Funeral services will be held at
the Graham Methodist church at 2
o'clock this afternoon for James
Newton Spence, 70, who died suddenly
Friday morning after leaving
his home at Flat Top Yards on a
buslfiew trip to Bliiefleld, Va.
The Rev. Mr. Bowling, of Maxwell
Va., lifelong friend of the deceased,
wikk officiate and he will be assisted
by the Rev. Mr. Williams, pastor of
the Graham Methodist church. Following
the services the body will be
taken to Tazewell for burial in
Mr. Spence was a native of Smyth
county, Virginia, and was born October
28, 1863. He married Miss
Nannie Catharine Wilson on June
15, 1884, and to this union eleven
children were born. His widow and
eight children survive. They are:
Ray Spence, of Kimball; Henry
Spence, of Arista; Mrs. A. T. Brewster,
of Bluefield. Va,; Mrs. G. L.
Booth, of Bluefield. W. Va.; Mrs.
J. B. Graham, of Wilcoe; Mrs. Harry
Woods, of Mullens; Mrs. Raymond
Daugherty, ot Cleveland, Ohio, and
Mrs Nannie Mae spence, of Yards,
Va, He also leaves a number of
grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Mr. Spence joined the Methodist
church when he was eighteen years
old. He was widely known and highly
Active pallbearers will be L. K.
Noel, T. H . Simmons, Charlie Tabor,
Sid Bowling, John Ruble. J. L. Neal.
Flower bearers: Alice Caudill,
Irene Tabor, Reba Witt, Edith Witt,
Helen Waters and Frances Goforth.
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