Harris L. Simpson David Eugene McClain  

Shelby News, 21 Feb 1963

Harris L. Simpson Dies At Hospital

Funeral And Burial Monday Morning

Harris L. Simpson, 65, a well known farmer of Mt. Eden community, died at 11:45 a.m. last Friday at the King’s Daughters Hospital where he had only been for one day. He had been in ill health for some time.

Mr. Simpson was a native of Anderson County and a son of the late Jess and Mary Elizabeth Morton Simpson. He was a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church and a member of Mt. Eden Masonic Lodge No. 263.

Mr. Simpson was a gentleman possessed with many fine traits of character, chief among them being loyalty to his family and friends.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Corrine Puckett Simpson; a daughter, Mrs. LeRoy Smitha, Mt. Eden; two sons, Leland Simpson, Mt. Eden; Leroy Simpson, Long Beach, Calif.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday from Mt. Moriah Baptist Church by the Rev. F. E. Milby, the Rev. L. C. Stratton and the Rev. Robert Johnson. Burial followed in Grove Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Harold Hardesty, Ollie Huffman, Gilbert Harrison, Albert Holmes, Carl Palmer and Harry Cook.

SOURCE:   Submitted by Tamryn Glaser.

The Shelby News, 22 Aug 1963 

Child Killed By Car In Driveway

Accident Occurred Sunday Afternoon At 4

A tragic accident at 4 p.m. Sunday took the life of David Eugene McClain, 14 month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth McClain who reside on Eminence Road, about four miles north of Shelbyville.

According to the information the child had been playing with other youngsters and strayed in front of a car belonging to Calvin Hall, Shelbyville. Mr. Hall, who was parked in the driveway of the McClain home, started to drive away without seeing the child who was struck by a bumper. His neck was broken.

Besides his parents the child is survived by a brother, James Ray McClain, grandparents, James Bernice McClain, Mt. Washington; Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Bolin, Shelbyville.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. from Hall-Taylor Funeral Home by the Rev. Emory Register.  Interment followed in Grove Hill Cemetery.

SOURCE OF INFORMATION:   Submitted by Tamryn Glaser.


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