The Shelbyville News
John H. Gorrell, 91, resident of the
Kennedy Hotel, died suddenly of a heart attack at the corner of Noble and
Washington Sts., Sunday morning at 6:30.
Monday, April 13, 1959
J. H. GORRELL
Heart Attack Fatal
To Local Resident, 91
Mr. Gorrell was born
February 13, 1868, in Winston-Salem, N. C., but had resided in Shelby county
since one year of age. He formerly lived in St. Paul.
He was married in 1892
to Urba Ann Murphy and her death occurred in 1905. Two
children born to this union survive, Van M. Gorrell of Flat Rock
and Mrs. Opal Stewart of this city, Omer Gorrell of
Indianapolis and Mrs. Irene Parker of near Waldron. A
daughter, Beatrice, died in infancy. Also surviving are nine
grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Mr. Gorrell was a member
of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. His funeral will be held at the
Carmony Funeral Home in St. Paul Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. James H. Horner
officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Grove cemetery. Friends
may call at the funeral home.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming
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