Mary Elga Dempsey

Submitted by:  Faded Genes

Decatur Daily, January 25, 1945

BURNED CHILD PASSES HERE

Little Mary Elga Dempsey, 5, died Thursday evening at Baugh's Infirmary, the victim of burns received while playing near a fire at her home on Lacey's Spring 1, earlier in the day.

According to a statement made by the child's mother, Mrs. G. D. Dempsey, who was also seriously burned around the hands, Mary had been playing in the yard near the fire which her mother was using in washing clothes, when her clothing caught. The child ran to her mother, who pulled the clothing off with her bare hands. Both were taken to the infirmary for treatment. The child passed away late Thursday evening.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the Antioch church with Rev. Noah Mason officiating. Interment will follow in the adjoining cemetery with Peck directing.

The child is survived by her parents, Mr and Mrs G. D. Dempsey, one sister, May Esther and a brother, William Grady Dempsey. Pallbearers will be Buddy Riddle, Joe Willis, Lloyd Lawrence and William Overstreet.

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