Following is a transcription of the above person's (TN) obituary from The Stewart County Review of Cumberland City, TN, dated August 9, 1913:
PROMINENT MAN PASSES AWAY.
M. J. PARCHMAN, ESTEEMED CITIZEN OF HOUSTON COUNTY, ANSWERS LAST CALL.
M. J. Parchman, one of the most highly esteemed citizens of this section, died at his home three miles south of this place last night at 12:30 o'clock. Mr. Parchman had been in declining health for some time, and his death was not a shock to his friends. He was 75 years old, the greater part of which had been spent in this section. He was a man of education and refinement. He took a deep interest in public affairs and at different times filled the office of tax collector, tax assessor, Superintendent of Public Instruction and a member of the County Court of Houston County. In his early manhood he taught in the public and private schools of this section. For a number of years he was successfully engaged in the lumber and sawmill business. Early in life he was married to Miss Bettie Kizer, who survives him.
Mr. Parchman was charitable and had rendered much substantial help to the people around him. Through an unselfish and liberal spirit, he endeared himself to a wide circle of friends. His demise removes a citizen whose influence and good offices will be sorely missed.
The Interment took place at the Parchman burial ground on Guice's Creek today at 3 o'clock with services by Rev. F. G. Dickson.
Initial transcription by Stan Magnesen. Verified and prepared for the Web by Vanessa Slea.