LEAF, ELI M. - Benton County, Arkansas | ELI M. LEAF - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Eli M. LEAF

Oakley Chapel (Rogers) Cemetery
Benton County,
Arkansas

July 21 1864 - Apr 7 1936

*Obituary
The Benton County Democrat
Thursday, April 9, 1936


E.M. LEAF FUNERAL SERVICES HELD THIS AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Eli Murray Leaf, aged 72 years and eight months, former Bentonville city marshal, and for a number of years in the grocery business here, who died suddenly about 1 o’clock Tuesday morning. April 7th, 1936, at the Leaf home on Third Street, S.E., are being held at 2:30 o’clock this (Thursday) afternoon at the Bentonville Christian Church, conducted by the Rev. L.C. Tedford, pastor of the local Baptist Church, assisted by the Rev. Everett F. Watson of the Christian Church.

Funeral arrangements are in charge of the Burns Funeral Home of Bentonville with burial in the Oakley Chapel cemetery, near here.

Although Mr. Leaf had been suffering with a serious heart ailment for the past four years, and was kept at home much of the time on that account, his death was unexpected.

A son of Andrew and Nancy Weatherholt Leaf, Eli Murray Leaf was born at Tobinsport, Ind., on July 21st, 1863. He came to Northwest Arkansas many years ago and he and his family moved here from Berryville, Ark., in 1920.

For a number of years he was employed here by the Frisco railroad and later served efficiently as the Bentonville City marshal for four years, having been elected by local citizens to two terms in that office, beginning with April 1928. As an officer, just as in all his associations with others, Mr. Leaf was always courteous and kindly and tried to be fair to all with whom he came in contact.

For many years he was associated with Mrs. Leaf in the operation of the Home Grocery on Third Street, S.E.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Tennie Leaf; by four sons, John Leaf, of Los Angeles, Calif., Fred Leaf, who is employed in a Civilian Conservation Camp near Little Rock; and Dan and Clarence Leaf of Bentonville; and by four daughters, Mrs. Elmer Cliff of Wellington, Kans.; Mrs. Ben Rutter of Arkansas City, Kans.; Mrs. Leonard Haley of Metz, Mo; and Miss Elsie Leaf of Bentonville. He is survived also by a stepson, Elimo Nunnelly, of Bentonville; by two sisters, Miss Emma Leaf and Mrs. George Little, both of Deer Creek, Ind.; and by three brothers, Frances Leaf of Mowequa, Ill.; Zach Leaf of New Albany, Ind.; and Alex Leaf of Tobinsport, Ind.

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