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Sallie Lee (Towery) Bradford Jennings

Submitted by Sandra Nichols


Van Buren County Democrat
Clinton, Arkansas
June 10, 1932


Mrs. Sallie Lee (Towery) Bradford Jennings died from a fall, Saturday morning June 4, at the home of her mother, Mrs. J. H. Towery, at Shirley. She was the wife of County Treasurer, Robert L. Jennings. Mrs. Jennings was born in the Eglantine community, May 26, 1875, the daughter of Joshua H. and Nancy E. Towery, pioneer citizens of that community. On March 8, 1894, she was united in marriage to James E. Bradford. To their union six children were born, four surviving as follows: Clyde E., of Shirley, Fletcher, of Clarendon, Mamie now Mrs. J. A. Mehlets of Saginaw, Michigan, and Poe of Clinton. The husband and father passed away at the family home here in Clinton, Dec. 4, 1924. Her marriage to Mr. Jennings took place , Dec. 23, 1928. In early young womanhood Mrs. Jennings gave her heart and life to her Savior, became a member of the Christian Church, and throughout her life was a devoted follower of her Lord. In her home an unusual bond of love and affection existed, she always holding the interest and happiness of her family of first importance and forgetful of her frail body gave of her utmost strength in deeds of love and sacrifices not only to her dear ones, but to everyone in need of a friend. Funeral services were conducted at the M.E. Church, Clinton, at three o'clock Monday afternoon by the Rev. Bell of Morrilton. Interment took place at the local cemetery by the side of her former husband, James E. Bradford.