A Tribute published in the pages of Danville Register, Danville, VA., May 7, 1975
Entered Into Eternal Rest, Monday, May 5, 1975.
Funeral Rites For Mrs. Bragg
A funeral service for Mrs. Lou Anna Bessie Barber Matherley Bragg will be held today at 2 p.m. at Volger's Main Street Chapel in Winston-Salem, N.C.
The body will be brought to Danville this evening in preparation for rites to be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. in Swicegood Chapel.Burial will be in Leemont Cemetery.
Mrs. Bragg, 76 of 2244 Tryon St., Winston-Salem, N.C., died Monday in a Winston-Salem hospital.
She was born on Oct. 20, 1898 in Danville to the late Preston Green Barber and Kathleen Young Barber.Mrs. Bragg had resided in Winston-Salem, N.C., since 1928.She belonged to First Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Mrs. Bragg was first married to the late J.D. Matherley and later married the late Clarence Edgar Bragg.
Surviving Mrs. Bragg are a daughter, Mrs. Louise Smith of Winston-Salem, N.C.: three sons:Percy D. Matherley, Clarence E. Bragg, Jr., and Lonnie G. Bragg, all of Winston-Salem, N.C., a brother, Richard Barber of Danville, two sisters, Mrs. Rosa Lovelace of Pelham, N.C. and Mrs. Lizzie Cook of Martinsville; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
_____________________ Additional info from me: All three sons of Mrs. Bragg have passed on (and I believe all are burried in N.C.).The J.D. Matherley was John David Matherley (died of pneumonia, buried in the same Leemont Cemetery of Danville, VA, as Mrs. Bessie Bragg).The Percy D. Matherley (born 8/5/1924) was Percy David Matherley, Sr. who passed away October 2003 in a hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Mrs. Bragg's name on her marriage certificate differs from the information in the Obit.I will post the marriage certificate when I find a copy of it again.