William E. Cropper, 76 years old, died at 5:30 o’clock Saturday evening [May 2, 1936] while sitting in a chair at his home in Flat Rock.
Dr. William R. Tindall, county coroner, stated that death was due to cerebral hemorrhage. Mr. Cropper had been in failing health for several months.
The deceased was a prominent farmer of Washington township and was born in Shelby county June 23, 1860. His marriage to Miss Sarah Cherry, who passed away on August 9, 1928, took place on March 20, 1887.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Earl Shoaf, of near Lewis Creek, and Mrs. Leonard McQueen, of near Flat Rock; three grandchildren, one brother, Robert Cropper, of Fenns Station, and two half-sisters in California.
The body was taken to the Morris H. Sleeth funeral home, where funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon. The Rev. Ray Bozelle will officiate and burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery. Please omit flowers.
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman