Mrs Adelia E. Williamson, wife of our fellow townsman and livery man, W.T. Williamson, closed a life of almost 40 years.
The subject of this sketch was a daughter of Esq. Reider Renshaw, a sister to our County Superintendent, also to Mrs J.W. Yancey. Deceased was a pious Christian wife and mother.
She leaves a husband who was always kind, gentle and true to her as a guardian angel, as well as seven dear children, her own tender off spring, two lovely daughters and five affectionate boys to dwell here below without the bright rays of a mothers love to hover gently over them and keep them from harm as well as a number of relatives and friends to mourn her loss.
Hopkinsville New Era
Apr 1887


Old Churche's Last Member Dies at 84
Mrs. Nora Williamson was Teacher for 40 years

Mrs. Nora Wood Williamson, 84, the last member of a century-old Cerulean church, died at 11:30 pm, November 24, 1958, at a Dawson Springs nursing home.
Mrs. Williamson, who taught school in Christian and Hopkins counties for some 40 years, had helped repair and redecorate the Cerulean Primitive Baptist Church five years ago for an annual meeting of the Little River Primitive Baptist Association.
Worship services have not been held in the now vacant Cerulean Church building for about 10 years.  The church which once had more than 100 members, had been declining steadily in membership for several decades.
The congregation numbered two persons --Mrs. Williamson and the now late T. O. Turner, Murray merchant and a native of Trigg County -- when the associational meeting was held at the church in 1953.  Mr. Turner, a widely known merchant and former State senator, died in 1954.
The Church was built about 100 years ago.  The site and much of the building material were donated by  Turner's grandfather, Robert Rogers Turner, of Cerulean.

Mrs. Williamson, a native of Christian County, was born March 12, 1874, the daughter of Sarah Teague & Orlando G. Wood.  She was the widow of J. T. Williamson, who died in 1932.  She had been at the Dawson Springs nursing home for about 18 months.

Funeral Services were held at Fuqua Funeral Home with J. H. Maddox, pastor of Second Baptist Church, officiating.

Surviving is a sister, Mrs. J. H. (Mary A.) Underwood, of Christian County, and two sister-in-laws, Mrs. Otie Wood, Princeton, and Mrs. B. W. (Vera) Wood, Port Arthur, Texas.

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