Obituary contributed by Sheila Cadwalader.

John Willis Dungy

From: Times Leader, July 16, 1936

           John Willis Dungy as born June 8, 1854, and departed this life July 6, 1936, at the ripe old age of 82 years and 28 days.

          He was united in marriage to Miss Ada Douglas Webb, Oct. 20, 1878.  To this happy union 10 children were born, two of which (sic) passed away in early infancy.  There remains to mourn his passing eight children: Mrs. Maude John, Benton; Wm. Edgar, Benton; Mrs. Margaret Haithcoat, Charleston, W. Va.; Mrs. Nancy Jane Dial, McLeansboro; Mrs. Ina Russell, Rend City; Archie L, Akron, Ohio; Mrs. Anna Belle Flannigan, Marion, Ind.; and Mrs. Bertha Drew at home.

          There are also 28 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, with the aged companion, who has faithfully kept vows for 58 years, hold in fond remembrance the kindness and fidelity of him they loved and are joined in this by an aged stepmother, four half sisters, five half brothers, and may relatives and a host of friends.

          Mr. Dungy was the oldest and last member of ten children.  He made no public profession of religion by uniting with any church but he gave sweet assurance of the work of grace in his heart by patient submission to the destined end of all men, saying: I am ready to go. Anxious hearts and willing hands kept faithful vigil to the end of his sojourn and now humbly submit to his passing with hope of family reunion where all tears are wiped away and death can never come.


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