Elizabeth Casey

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Daily Press
January 12, 1941

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Davis Casey, widow of R. T. Casey, will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 from the Williamsburg Baptist church, with the pastor, Dr. Carter Helm Jones, officiating, assisted by Dr. W. C. James, a former pastor, and Dr. W. L. Murphy, pastor of the Williamsburg Methodist church. Interment will be in Cedar Grove cemetery.

Mrs. Casey died early yesterday at her home on Richmond road. She probably was the oldest native-born resident of Williamsburg, having resided here all her life with the exception of a few years spent in James City county prior to her marriage in 1873 to the late Robert Tewning Casey.

She was actively engaged in civic and church affairs of Williamsburg and was prominently identified with the Williamsburg Baptist church, of which she had been a member nearly 70 years. Although failing in health several weeks, she was not confined to her bed but remained active to the day of her death.

She is survived by three sons, Clarence T. Casey and Carlton C. Casey of Williamsburg, and Julian L. Casey of Norfolk; nine grandchildren, Edmund A., Hugh C. and Elizabeth Harwood of Newport News, Mrs. R. L. Riggs of Hopewell, Dr. Carlton J. Casey of Boston, Mass., William E. Casey of Norfolk, and Robert T., Carlton D., and Calvin Casey of Williamsburg; and three great-grandchildren, Carroll Willcox Harwood of Newport News, and Betty Lane and Jane Donegan Riggs of Hopewell.

Active pallbearers will be Judge Frank Armistead, Charles Griffin, Howard Wyncoop, J. Arthur Bozarth, J. H. Farrar, W. L. Person and Edward D. Saunders. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. George W. Brown, Dr. J. R. L. Powers, and Dr. G. A. Armcost, all deacons of the Baptist church, and Dr. D. J. Blocker, Dr. B. I. Bell, Dr. J. R. Tucker, ?.?. Gilliam, J. B. Vaiden, Floyd Ayers and G. R. Smith.