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obit - ELLARD, Rhoda Talley (Sims) 1867-1955

Posted: 26 May 2013 3:56PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Birth: Jun., 1867 in Trussville, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
Death: Aug. 22, 1955 in Jefferson County, Alabama, USA

Parents: Thomas Sims and Celia Bonner
Spouse: Isaac Ellard
Children: Gladys, Beulah, Mary, James, Celia, Virginia, Sarah (see explanation below)
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Mrs. Isaac Ellard, pioneer county resident

Funeral services will be tomorrow for Mrs. Isaac Ellard, 88 of 1009 21st Street, a member of a pioneer Jefferson County family, who died yesterday in a local hospital.

Services will be at 10 a.m. at Johns-Ridout's Chapel, with the Rev. R. Laurence Dill Jr., officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.

A native of Trussville, Mrs. Ellard resided in this area all of her life. She was a member of the Sixth Avenue Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by six daughters, Miss Beulah Ellard, Mrs. S. R. Stewart, Mrs. Felix J. Blackburn, Mrs. Gladys Glass, all of Birmingham; Mrs. James K. Dobbs and Mrs. William B. Raiford, Memphis.

[Birmingham News, August 23, 1955; copied from a copy from the vertical file Birmingham library]
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ELLARD, Mrs. Isaac, age 88, of 1009 S. 31st St., passed away Monday A.m. in a local hospital. She is survived by six daughters Miss Beulah Ellard, Mrs. S. R. Stewart, Mrs. Felix J. Blackburn, Mrs. Gladys Glass, all of Birmingham; Mrs. James K. Dobbs and Mrs. William B. Raiford, Memphis, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 10 a.m. from Johns-Ridout's Church Chapel, the Rev. R. Laurence Dill, Jr., officiating; interment in Elmwood Cemetery. Active pallbearers: James K. Dobbs, Jr., John H. Dobbs, William B. Raiford, Jr., Thomas Dozier, Jr., J. Robert Holmes, E. Reeves Sims, James Howard Burnum and Samuel Rubin Stewart, Honorary pallbearers: Dr. Estes H. Hargis, Dr. James Lee and Dr. William Ausburn.

[Birmingham News, August 23, 1955; copied from a copy from the vertical file Birmingham library]
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Miss Beulah Ellard,
Mrs. S. R. Stewart, = Samuel Rubin Stewart (Mary Ethel Ellard)
Mrs. Felix J. Blackburn, = Felix Jackson Blackburn (Sarah M. Ellard)
Mrs. Gladys Glass, all of Birmingham; - Joseph M. Glass (Gladys Ellard)
Mrs. James K. Dobbs and = James Kirby Dobbs (Celia Caroline Ellard)
Mrs. William B. Raiford, = William Bethea Raiford (Virginia Winona Ellard)

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