Martha Frances DUNN Obit
|From the Montgomery Herald April, 1949|
|Surnames Mentioned In Record Are:
DUNN, ROBINSON, HIX, ALLEN
|MRS. DUNN DIES AT HOME IN TROY IN HER 94TH YEAR.
Oldest Resident of Montgomery County Succumbs After Heart Attack
A REMARKABLE WOMAN
The people of Montgomery county, and particularly those of the Troy and Mt.
Gilead communities will be deeply saddened to hear that Mrs. Martha Fannie
Dunn, late a resident of north Troy, has passed away. At the time of her
death she was doubtless the oldest person in the county, being a little over
ninety-four and a half years old. Had she lived till the tenth of September
of the present year, she would have been ninety-five.
A heart attack combined with her advanced age is said to have been the
cause of her death. She had not been feeling well for two weeks prior to
the end, but she was comparatively active and clearly conscious up to the
"Aunt Fannie," as she was affectionately know by her host of friends, was a
native of the Mt. Gilead community, and was a Miss Robinson before she
married. She was the wife of the late W. D. Dunn, and had lived the greater
part of her long life in the Mt. Gilead vicinity. For the past seven years,
however, she had made her home with her grandchildren, Mr. and Mrs. Bill
Dunn of north Troy. She was a life-long member of the Methodist Protestant
and Methodist churches, and was a devout Christian.
Mrs. Dunn was a remarkable woman. Any person who lives into the nineties,
carrying with them the spirit of youth and youthful optimism is remarkable.
And Mrs. Dunn carried those priceless qualities to the very end of the long
road. All through her latter days she was jolly and juvenile of spirit, and
interesting talker and with a refreshing and charming sense of humor. Hers
was the same adorable spirit that characterized Mrs. Emily Hix, Mrs. Ute
Allen, and others who have climbed close to the century mark in the count of
years. The younger people who would for their days to be long upon the
earth, might well study their example. It would seem that optimism, a
youthful spirit, and a sense of humor can do more for longevity oft times
than all the diets and apothecaries can. Mrs. Dunn was very much attached
to her grandson, Bill Dunn, and his wife, with whom she lived. And she was
very appreciative of the generous and kindly treatment they showed her. One
touching little incident just before her death which illustrates this, would
not be out of place here. One day she said to her grand-daughter-in-law, I'
m going to die, and I have something I want to say to you before I go."
The junior Mrs. Dunn remonstrated hopefully, telling the older woman that
she would be well again in a few days.
"No," said Aunt Fannie, "I won't get over it this time. And I have got
something to tell you."
After several choking efforts she finally said: "I love you as though you
were my own grand-daughter. And you couldn't have been any better to me if
I had been your own grandmother. I've never wanted for anything since I
have been with you. And God will bless you and Bill for being so splendid
to me. I know he will."
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, April 14, at the First
Baptist church in Troy, after which interment was made in Sharon cemetery
near Mt. Gilead.
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