Well Known Bluff City Man Found Dead In Bed

Hartford Curless, a life long resident of Bluff City, was found dead in bed this morning at about 6:30 o'clock at a club house east of that village, where he was employed as a caretaker.

Mr. Curless, it is said, had been in poor health for several weeks. He consulted a physician in Havana yesterday at about 5 o'clock. It is said he retired at about 9 o'clock yesterday. Frank Rose, who was at the club house for the night, slept in an adjoining room and when he arose this morning, he found that Mr. Curless had passed away sometime during the night.

Mr. Curless was born April 23, 1871 at Bluff City, the son of John and Jane McIntire Curless. He was united in marriage to Elsie V. Parrish, on April 1, 1894, who with two children, Glenn W. Curless of Havana and Miss Nina I. at home, survive. Also one brother, Elmer Curless and one sister, Mrs. J. W. Rose, both of Bluff City, and a half brother, Rex Curless of Browning.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Bluff City church, conducted by Rev. Fred Thompson. Burial in the Bluff City cemetery.


Published in the Argus-Searchlight on 4/9/1941

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