Nellie Lemay Turpin



March 6, 1919


   Nellie Lemay Turpin, youngest daughter of Deacon John T. and Annie Lemay, was born Nov. 12, 1895. She was married to Rev. N. E. Turpin, Aug. 9, 1914. To this union was born one daughter. Departed this life at the home of her father in Broughton, Ill., on March 9, 1919. Age 23 years, 3 months and 21 days.

   She professed faith in Christ in August 1913, in a meeting conducted by Bro. Rolla A. Morris and C. C. Allen, and was baptized into the fellowship of the Baptist church of Broughton. Nellie was a devoted Christian, always wearing a smile. Many of our ministering brethren who have visited Deacon Lemay’s home will remember the kindness of the baby girl, together with the rest of the family, but beloved, her smiles will be seen no more until we meet her in that sweet beyond.

   She leaves to mourn their loss, her loving husband, one baby daughter Mary Anne two years old, a dear mother and father, three sisters and three brothers, other relatives and a host of friends.

   Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Jenkins and the remains were laid to rest in Hickory Hill cemetery to await the call of the just.


(From “Record of Deaths) Volume Two, 1901-1920. Taken from old newspapers: “The Leader” and “The McLeansboro Times”


From Kay Turpin Johns. Franklin Co. IL.