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Daily Press
May 29, 1923

AGED WIDOW OF LATE JOHN W. CASEY DIES AT HOME OF HER DAUGHTER IN RICHMOND

Mrs. Lucy Allen Casey, aged 74 years, widow of the late John W. Casey, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Walter Pernear, in Richmond, at 8 o’clock Sunday morning. Funeral services will be held in Richmond and the body brought to Williamsburg on the 1:35 train today for burial in Cedar Grove cemetery.

Mrs. Casey is said to have retired at the usual hour Saturday night apparently in her normal state of health, and her death is attributed to heart failure, although full particulars are not available at this writing.

Mrs. Casey, before her marriage in 1868, was Miss Lucy Davis, and was born and reared in James City county. She was the sister of Mrs. R. T. Casey, and the sisters married two brothers, Robert T. and John W., who were reared on neighboring farms.

John W. Casey, who was a veteran of the Confederate army, continued farming all his life, although a number of years ago he conducted a general store in Williamsburg for a time. After his death, the widow resided with her children. She was a member of the Baptist church, of which she had been a regular attendant. She leaves three sons, Allen, residing in Williamsburg; Richard, residing in Norfolk; and George W., of Richmond; four daughters, Mrs. Frank Bozarth, of Townsend, Ga., Mrs. Walter Pernear, of Richmond, Mrs. Floyd Yancey of Clarksville, Va., and Mrs. Alvin Thomb, of Richmond.