W.I. Perkins - 1935

Submitted by Donnie Pickard

Van Buren County Democrat

May 23, 1935

W. I. Perkins

W. I. Perkins, aged 79, one of Van Buren County's well known and highly respected citizens, died at home near Lexington at nine o'clock Wednesday, May 15th, from infirmities of old age. Burial was in the Holley Mountain Cemetery Thursday afternoon, funeral services being conducted at he grave by his pastor, the Rev. J. D. Reeves, of Clinton.

Mr. Perkins was born in Alabama but came to Van Buren County in his young manhood, settling on Holley Mountain where he reared his family. Since the death of his wife some ten years ago or more he and his son, Ovid, have made their home together. He had been a sufferer of paralysis for about three years.

Besides the son mentioned above Mr. Perkins is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ed Bonds of Oklahoma and Mrs. Joda Chadwick of Lexington.