Owsley County Courier  Friday, July 28, 1939

Wounds Prove Fatal to T.M. PENDERGRASS

Tom Morgan PENDERGRASS, 59, died at the Gurrant Clinic in Winchester, Ky, Sunday, July 23, at 4:30 a.m.  he was admitted to the hospital on July 1 suffering from bullet wounds in the arm and head.

Funeral services were held at Pleasant Grove at 2:30 Monday afternoon by the Rev. WALTERS.  Internment was in the family cemetery at Pleasant Grove.  Garrett Funeral Home of Beattyville was in charge.

PENDERGRASS was struck by bullets fired during a fight July 1 between Charles THOMAS and Wilgus STEELE at Rowland's Inn on the Beattyville-Booneville Highway.  He was brought to Beattyville where first aid was rendered and then rushed to the hospital where, for a while, it looked as if he would recover.

He is survived by his widow:  eight children:  Lillian HALCOMB, Kings Mill, Ohio, Mrs. Cassie REYNOLDS, Lancaster, Dessie GABBARD, Indiana, Clifford, Alberta, Merril, Carrie and Cleveland, all of Booneville;  two brothers, Bill of Dayton, Ohio, and Robert of St. Paul, Minnesota, and two sisters, Lou DALEY, Dayton, Ohio, and Haddie BOWMAN, Scoville, Ky.


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