Pioneer Resident Dies at Chalk Hill
PEPPER, Strong, Chamness, Thompson, Grigsby
PEPPER, Elisha Hamilton died on November 2, 1959, in Chalk Hill
Community. (from the Longview Daily News, dated Tuesday, November 3, 1959)
Elisha H. Pepper, 88, pioneer resident
of Chalk Hill community and a retired
farmer, died at home Monday following a short illness.
Funeral services were scheduled at
3 p.m. today at Chalk Hill Primitive Baptist
Church with F.H. Morressett, church elder, officiating. Interment was planned at
Chalk Hill Cemetary.
Mr. Pepper had lived in Chalk Hill
community since coming from his native
Alabama at 11 years of age.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Clara
Pepper, Chalk Hill; three sons, Ernest
Pepper, Chalk Hill; Lewis Pepper, Stewart community; and Noel Pepper, Longview;
three daughters, Mrs. Buford Strong, Hallsville; Mrs. Albert Strong, Chalk Hill;
and Mrs. B.V. Allen, Longview; three sisters, Mrs. Martha Chamness, Carthage;
Mrs. George Grigsby, Tatum; and Mrs. John Thompson, Chalk Hill; a brother Jeff
Pepper, Tatum; 17 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Grandsons were expected to be the
Welch Funeral Home, Longview, was