The News-Journal, September 16, 1926
Mr. Chas. H. Speer, age 50 years, 3 months and 28 days, died last Friday following a prolonged illness at his home in the Speer neighborhood, this county. The deceased was a splendid gentleman and a devout member of the Methodist church. The funeral services were conducted at the home Saturday morning at 10 o'clock by Rev. J. R. Marrs, assisted by Rev. Furgeson, and the remains were laid to rest in the Speer graveyard near his home. To the bereaved wife, relatives and friends, we extend our sincere sympathy.