J. Y. McCaffety Obituary

I received this obituary from a family member that must have cut it out of a newspaper. Handwritten across the top of it is: Died 3 - 1935.

Funeral Held Tuesday For J. Y. McCaffety

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the First Baptist church at two-thirty o'clock for J. Y. McCaffety who passed away quietly at his home Monday night at ten-thirty o'clock after a long illness of cancer.

Rev. A. S. Cameron, pastor of the Methodist church here, officiated in the services. Mrs. Lee Newson played as the relatives and friends were being seated. After the processional the choir sang "Meet Me There", "God Be With Me", and "Pass Me Not" which was followed by the
obituary and prayer.

Reverend Cameron then delivered a beautiful sermon, fitting for a man who lived such a life as Mr. McCaffety. In his sermon he used a number of quotations that were most fitting for such an occasion. Mr. McCaffety lived to a ripe old age and died in peace with God.

Pallbearers were ? Whitehead, Sid Tompkins, F. L. Choate, Tom Allen, Melvin Purdy, and Mr. Prestige. Perrett Funeral Home had charge of the body immediately following the funeral services.

J. Y. McCaffety was born in Choctaw county, Mississippi, September 7, 185? . He was converted and joined the Need Hope Baptist church in Anderson county, Texas many years ago serving as deacon in that church during his residence there. He moved to this community about
three years ago. There are his wife, four boys, and two girls who survive him and are: Lawrence McCaffety, Ester McCaffety, Gene McCaffety, Mrs. Nettie Mae Whitehead of Archer City, Texas, Mrs. Eunice Williams, Frankston, Texas, and Ewin McCaffety. His body was laid to rest in the Tipton cemetery immediately following the ceremony.

Mr. McCaffety was a strong character and was an influential man with those with whom he was in contact. His many deeds of kindness will live on. He will be greatly missed among his friends and relatives, and especially by his family

Submitted by Clay Strong on March 31, 2003.