Maryville Enterprise (Blount Co. TN) December 15, 1920, Page 9:
“On Sunday morning, December 12, 1920, at 10:30, Albert Alvin Weagley went home to suffer no more, after a lingering illness of three and one-half years. On last Wednesday morning at 2:30, he changed for the worse, suffering intensely to the last. He bore his suffering with all patience, saying it was God's will and was alright, always cheerful, trying not to burden others with his trouble. He tried to guard everyone from getting his disease even to the last. He was a devoted husband and father, and a great lover of home.
From a child Albert dearly loved to read good books. His books were his companions, and during his sickness read so much until the last few months when he did not feel like reading. He kept a list of the books he read while sick which number 151, all good books, also some favorite quotations:
"He prayeth best who loveth best,
All things both great and small,
For the dear God who loveth us
He made and loveth all."---Coleridge.
"Tis as easy now for the heart to be true,
As for the grass to be green or skies to be blue,
'Tis the natural way of living."---Lowell.
He was so fond of the many beautiful flowers, the gift of dear friends, they seemed to cheer him so much.
He was born in Van Wert County, Ohio, September 20, 1887, being 33 years, 2 months and 22 days. On August 20, 1911 he was married to Flora Ridge, to which union one daughter was born. he was converted January 7, 1912 during a union revival at the Presbyterian Church, joining the M.E. Church the following April, of which he was a member until death.
He was in the service of the National Guard of Tennessee six years, 1911-1917, serving from June 19, 1916 to March 12, 1917 as a Lieutenant on the Mexican border. Just after he returned from the border his health began to decline and in July came the break down. He stayed six months at the M.W.A. Sanatorium, Woodmen, Colorado, and six months at the White Cross Sanatorium, Silver City, New Mexico, hoping to regain his health, but to no avail.
He leaves to mourn his loss a widow and one little daughter, Ruby Inez; father and mother; one sister, Mrs. E.J. Freeman of Lafayette, Indiana; four brothers, Harley of Van Wert County, Ohio; Perry of San Jose, California; James of Gas City, Indiana, and Lawrence of Maryville, Tennessee; an aunt, Mrs. F.R. Babcock of Maryville.
The funeral service was conducted Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of R.R. Babcock by Rev. J.M. Emert, assisted by Rev. G.T. Francisco; interment was in Magnolia cemetery."