Obit for Samuel King Tigrett: The Obituary of Samuel King Tigrett was found on the back of one of the Wiley family photos. I believe it was a "funeral card" that Linnie Katherine Wiley used for a photo backer.
Samuel King Tigrett
Samuel King Tigrett was born June 29th 1848. His father died when he was but two years old, leaving him and his elder and only brother, A. B. Tigrett, to be reared and educated by a widowed mother; and that amid the confusion and trials attending the Civil War. He was converted at 14 years of age, and joined the Methodist church with his mother, and remained in that fellowship for six years, but during this time he made a patient, prayerful study of the scriptures, and became thoroughly convinced that a Baptist church was the only church advocating and practicing in full the doctrines of the New Testament scriptures; and accordingly he sought admission into the fellowship of McCollough's Chapel Baptist Church, and was baptized by Eld. William Hill 1869. This same church, decerning his gifts, called for his ordination, and he was duly set a part to the full functions of the gospel ministry Aug. 29th, 1871.
July 19th 1877, he was happily and fortunately married to Miss Lizzie Nunn, daughter of Dr. I. A. Nunn, Chestnut Bluff, Tenn. This union was honored and blessed with two bright boys, Isaac Barton and King Augusta. With the exception of two years service, one at Chelsea Church Memphis, Tenn., 1874., and one at Dyersburg Church, Dyersburg, Tenn., 1888, he gave his entire ministerial life to the churches neighboring the place of his birth. A conservative estimate, made from his valued manuscripts, shows that upward of 3000 souls were converted under his ministry; 1300 were baptized by him; he constituted about 10 churches; was the leading spirit in building 10 church houses; was Mod. of the Friendship Association for nine years, officiated at the public consummation of 200 marriage vows; and went far and near to visit the sick and comfort the heart broken. He was farseeing and wise in his plans, deliberate and godly in his councils, genial and self sacrificing in his nature, faithful and enthusiastic in his efforts. For several years he had been a sufferer from chronic dyspepsia, and notwithstanding he was a constant and intense sufferer yet he stood at his post, even resisting the earnest entreaties of his truest friends to discontinue his work. He practically died on his feet, and never did cease to preach until his voice utterly failed him. When his death was announced on the morning of July 7th 1899, many hearts were convulsed with grief, and many cheeks were bathed in tears. A host of people gathered at his beautiful home at Halls, Tenn., to mingle their tears with his grief stricken wife, his sorrowing sons and his heart broken brother. His funeral was conducted by two of his neighbor pastors, B. F. Whitten, Dyersburg, Tenn., and L. W. Sloan, Ripley, Tenn. His emaciated body was then tenderly laid to rest in the Cemetery at Halls to await the promised resurrection. He, like righteous Abel, though dead, yet speaketh.