FEB. 8 1945 -- DEATHS
Cadiz, Ky. newspaper

Necie Ann Childress Merrick was born Janurary 16, 1857; died Janurary 31, 1945 at 88 years of age.
She was married to Ezekiel Merrick May 22, 1878. To them eight children were born, one passed away in infancy.
Those who survive are Mrs. Fred Merrick , Mrs. Jocie Pearl Hollowell of Cadiz ; Roy Merrick, Mrs. Archie Boyd of Princeton, William Thomas and Charlie of this community.
A daughter Mrs. Edd Fox of Nortonville preceded her in death several years ago. She reared four step-children Mrs. Ambie Merrick of Trigg County, Mrs. Dinah Swatzell of Nashville: both Lee and Taylor Merrick preceded her in death.
She professed faith in Christ in early age and remained a member of Blue Springs Baptist Church until her death. She made her home with William Thomas and was a kind and loving mother to all. She was always ready to help and serve those who were in need.
She leaves to morn her passing 67 grandchildren, 65 great grandchildren and 24 great great grandchildren; also one brother Mr. J. T. Childress of Providence, Ky.
She had 5 grandchildren in service and four great grandchildren. Her grandchildren were also loyal and never grew tired of serving her.
She was laid to rest in the family grave-yard near her home underneath a large mound of flowers.
A large number of nieces, nephews and a host of friends mourn her passing.
Pallbearers were:
William Thomas, Roy, Charlie and David Merrick, Clint Mitchell and Bryant Oliver.
Flowergirls were :
Mrs Clifton Dunn, Mrs Truman Cunningham, Minnie Swatzell, Virginia, Pearl, Lillian, and Florence Merrick.
Out of town friends were Mrs. Clifton Dunn, Mrs Archie Fox, Mrs Walter Burke, Mr. and Mrs. Bryant Oliver of Hopkinsville; Willis Mallory and Mrs Walter ??? of Evansville, Indiana.

Obit of Necie Childress Merrick submitted by Emma Lou Tabor
Emma Lou relates that the Lee they are making a refrence to, is her sister- in-law Dorthy Oliver Coleman's grandfather, Robert Lee Merrick