JUSTICE, THOMAS JEFFERSON - Benton County, Arkansas | THOMAS JEFFERSON JUSTICE - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Thomas Jefferson JUSTICE

Hillcrest (formerly I. O. O. F. (Gravette) Cemetery
Benton County,
Arkansas

Thomas
Apr 2 1881 - Sept 6 1930

*Obituary
Gentry Journal-Advance
Thursday, September 11, 1930

JUSTICE, T.J. - Rev. T.J. Justice, aged 47 years, pastor of the M.E. Churches in Gravette and Centerton, was killed by a live wire in his home in Gravette about noon Saturday when he was trying to repair a broken wire on an electric washing machine. He died almost instantly. Mrs. Justice and a daughter were standing near him when the accident happened. Only a few days before he received a shock from a light wire and had planned to have the defective wiring fixed. Mr. Justice came here about three years ago from Calico Rock in the eastern part of the state to take over the pastorate of the Methodist churches in Gravette and Centerton. He was highly thought of by the members of each of his congregations. Besides his widow he is survived by three sons and two daughters. In the presence of a large concourse of people the last rites for the minister were held Monday afternoon. Rev. R.S. Hayden, pastor of the M.E. Church, South in Bentonville, assisted by Rev. J.A. Womack of the Rogers church, conducted the services. Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Gravette.

*Obituary
Rogers Democrat
Thursday, September 11, 1930

Funeral service for the Rev. T.J. Justice, 47, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, South at Gravette and Centerton, who was electrocuted Saturday noon while assisting his wife with the family washing, was held Monday afternoon at the Gravette church conducted by the Rev. R.S. Hayden, pastor of the Bentonville church, assisted by the Rev. J.A. Womack, pastor of the Central Methodist church in Rogers. In compliance with a request of the Rev. Mr. Justice, burial will be in the Gravette cemetery. The minister was believed to have been killed instantly when he attempted to turn off the current to the washing machine. Mrs. Justice had left the room at the time but on hearing his body strike the floor she returned and found her husband lying unconscious in a pool of water, still gripping the charged electric wire. Her screams attracted other members of the family and her son turned off the current. Dr. J.W. Cotner and Paul Rosson, manager of the power company, were called and worked over the body for more than two hours and a half but the minister could not be revived. The Rev. Mr. Justice is survived by his wife, Mrs. O11ie Justice; by five young children, Glenn, Bernice, Clovis, Lavern and Grady, and by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.K. Justice of Nolinsville, Texas. Mr. Justice, a native of North Carolina, came to this state from Texas five years ago. He was at Calico Rock for a little more than two years, coming to Gravette almost three years ago. He was pastor at both Gravette and Centerton and was an extremely well-liked member of the North Arkansas conference and the Fayetteville district of the Methodist Episcopal church, South.

Ollie
Aug 10 1882 - June 19 1970

Contributed on 7/13/08 by wfields55
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