Madisonville Democrat, (Monroe Co. TN) Wednesday, June 4, 1969, Page15:
“Bertha Humphreys Halcomb, 49, of Loudon, Route 4, and a former resident of the Ballplay community, died Monday at Fort Sanders Hospital, Knoxville. She was the widow of the late Elmer Halcomb, member of Corinth Baptist Church and employee of Charles H. Bacon Company.
Survivors include a son, Billy H. Halcomb of the U.S. Navy, Guam; mother, Mrs. Maggie Maynard Humphreys of Sweetwater; daughter-in-law, Wanda Henderson Halcomb of Guam; grandchildren, Tambra, Billy and Jennifer Halcomb of Guam; sisters, Mrs. Bernice Jackson of Rock Hill, South Carolina, Mrs. Zelma Bramlett of Dalton, Georgia, Mrs. Hilda Harris of Loudon.
Funeral services were held Wednesday in Loudon with the Rev. Virgil Turbyfill officiating. Burial was in Steekee Cemetery.”