unknown newspaper clippings from Grandma Grace's book
typed Gilly's name as listed in obits...
hand dated Feb 11 1980
Trenton, MO.-James P. Maxwell, 75, died Monday morning at a Trenton hospital.
A resident of Trenton, he was a member of the Mount Pleasant First Baptist Church. Mr. Maxwell worked in the coal mines for several years in Melbourne, Mo., and later farmed in Grundy County.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Alma Arney Maxwell, in 1977.
Survivors include two sons, Clyde Maxwell, Excelsior Springs, Mo., and Jasper Maxwell, Kansas City, MO; two brothers, Leland Maxwell, Marshall, MO, and John Maxwell, Grove, Okla; two sisters, Mrs. Grace Brown, Trenton, and Minerva Brown, Kansas City; three grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren.
Services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Blackmore-Whitaker funeral home in Trenton. Burial will be in the Springer Cemetery, north of Brimson MO.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
James Maxwell Dies at 75
James Phillip Maxwell, a resident of Route 4, died at 6:20 o'clock this morning in Wright Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient one day. He was 75 years old.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30p.m. Thursday from the Memorial Chapel of the Blackmore-Whitaker Funeral Home. The Rev. Roy Sparks of California, Mo. will officiate. Burial will be in the Springer Cemetery, north of Brimson.
A family visitation is scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Mr. Maxwell was born in Harrison County on Nov. 8, 1904, a son of Thomas and Gillie Mae Higdon Maxwell. He was married to Miss Alma A.Arney on Dec. 24 1924 at Bethany. She died on Nov. 13 1977.
Mr. Maxwell, a lifelong resident of Harrison and Grundy counties, worked in the coal mines at Melbourne a number of years, and later farmed. He was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Number One Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Clyde Maxwell of Excelsior Springs, and Jasper Maxwell of Kansas City, MO; two brother, Leland Maxwell of Marshall, and John Maxwell of Grove, Okla.; two sisters, Mrs. Grace Brown of Trenton, and Mrs. Minerva Brown of Kansas City, MO; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Rites Held For James Maxwell
Funeral services for James Phillip Maxwell were conducted at 1:30p.m. Thursday from the Memorial Chapel of the Blackmore-Whitaker Funeral Home. The Rev. Roy Sparks of California, Mo, officiated.
Mr. Maxwell, 75, a resident of Route 4, died early Monday morning in Wright Memorial Hospital.
Special music was provided by the Rev. Thomas Kelley, who sang, "In the Garden", and "I Won't Have to Cross Jordan Alone". Mrs. Carl Muff played the organ accompaniment.
Pallbearers were Howard Wynne, Clifford Oyler, Nelson Hobbs, Ward Foster, Steve Towns, and Larry Dryer.
Burial was in the Springer Chapel Cemetery, northwest of Brimson.
Our feelings are deep, but few words to express our appreciation for the prayers, cards, and messages sent during the death of James P. Maxwell. Your beautiful words on sympathy cards, gifts of flowers and food and a special thanks to those who graciously assisted the family; to Dr. Cross, nurses and staff at Wright Memorial Hospital; to the Brimson-Knightstown community for the flowers, and to the Rev. Roy Sparks for a comforting message.
Sorrow is less when friends share it. May God bless you.
Jasper Maxwell & Wife,
Clyde Maxwell & Wife,
Brothers & Sisters