Clay County


Nancy A., daughter of Mitchell and Matilda Jane Lockhart, was born March 7, 1852; departed this life, August 12, 1929, age 77 years, 5 months and 5 days.

She was united in marriage to Richard H. Hunley, May 4, 1881. To this union was born four children, the husband and three children having preceded her in death.

In May of 1914 she was married to Charles G. Thornton, who died December 3, 1924. In early life she professed faith in Christ and united with the Baptist church in Shelby county, Illinois. In May of 1881 she moved to Clay City and united with the M. E. Church South, having lived a consistent Christian life until she was called to her reward.

Those left to mourn her departure are: one son, Harvey W. Hunley, Utica, Illinois; step-daughter, Mrs. Fred Hammer, Washington, Indiana; one sister, Elizabeth Curry, Camp Canyon, Texas; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, with a host of other relatives and friends.

Sister Thornton has been a patient sufferer for years, having been confined to her bed for the last four months.

"Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me,
And may there be no moaning at the bar
When I put out to sea.
Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark,
And may there be no sadness of farewell
When I embark.
For tho, from out our bourne of time and place,
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face,
When I have crossed the bar."

The funeral services were held at the M. E. Church South, 2:00 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, with Rev. R. F. Purdue officiating. Interment in the I. O. O. F. cemetery.

Extracted 12 Jun 2017 by Norma Hass from 1930 Pictures and Biographical Sketches of the Business Men of Clay City, Illinois.

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