(Mrs. Ben Myrick)

Contributed 11 APRIL 2001
by Judith M Miller

The Florence Times,
24 Feb 1911


It is with sadness we chronicle the death of Mrs. Ben Myrick, which occured on the 14th of this month.  She is survived by a husband and eight children, two of whom are now quite ill, of pneumonia.  Our hearts go out in deepest sympathy to this grief-stricken family, and offer consolation to them; by having them look to the Great Comforter, who alone can help us bear the deepest sorrows of earth.  Mrs. Myrick, who was Miss Nannie McMurtrey, was reared near Green Hill, but was living on the Simpson farm near here when she died.  She was a faithful and devoted wife and mother; well-loved and respected by her neighobrs.  Interment took plates at the Stutts graveyard near Milner's Chapel. 

Nancy Margaret McMurtrey was the daughter of John Spinks McMurtrey and the former Mary Ann Myrick.  She was born 23 June 1875 and died 14 Feb 1911 (both in Lauderdale Co., Al).  She was survived by her husband Benjamin Myrick (born in Moore Co., NC) and eight children Willie Buford, Elvis, James Calvin, Annie, Ironia "Roanie," Mattie, Lessie and Homer, who was born a few days before she passed away.     Judy Miller

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