|Hickman County News
Centreville, Hickman Co., Tenn.
Thurs. Nov. 13, 1924
J. R. BEAKLEY Killed Yesterday in Texas
Wire from Conroe States Death of Former Local Merchant Due to Electricity; No Details Given
J. Robert BEAKLEY, formerly a merchant at this place and a citizen of Conroe, Texas, the past sixteen years, was instantly killed by electricity at Conroe yesterday afternoon according to a telegram received by W. A. BEAKLEY, brother of the victim and general merchant at Twomey, 1 mile south of here. No details of the tragedy were given in the message, other than stated above.
Funeral services will be held at the home, with interment at the city cemetery of Conroe, according to the opinion of relatives here who are unable to attend the last sad rites for the beloved former citizen of this county.
Deceased is survived by three daughters, Misses Annie May, Robbie and Eloise BEAKLEY; three brothers, W. A. BEAKLEY of Twomey, Ernest BEAKLEY of near Houston, Texas, and Finis C. BEAKLEY of Collinsville, Texas; and two sisters, Mrs. Tom ANDERSON of Copperas Branch, and Mrs. Tim BATES of Swan, both in this county. He was married early in life in to Miss Flora WEATHERSPOON, daughter of Billie WEATHERSPOON who formerly lived in the Piney community and who moved to near Conroe several years ago. The beloved wife and mother died thirteen years ago. During the summer of 1923, Mr. BEAKLEY and three daughters motored from their home and spent several weeks with relatives in this county.
Mr. BEAKLEY was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church, a highly respected and influential citizen of this county many years and later in the state of his adoption. He was born and raised on Swan, near Sunrise, and was connected with a general mercantile firm here several years before leaving for Texas. Hosts of friends in this county join those in his western home community in sorrow at his tragic passing.