John William Yoakum of Speedwell, Tn. died yesterday at his home suddenly at the age of 76 years old.He was born in Claiborne County and was the son of the late Isaac and Emily Lane Yoakum.He was a member of the Longmire Methodist Church.He had lived in Claiborne County all his life and was a farmer by trade. He is survived by his sons, Clifford Yoakum of Speedwell, Fred Homer Yoakum of Harrogate, Tn., Walter Yoakum of Valdez, Co., Grover Yoakum of Bradley, Ill.,Daughters-Mrs. Lillie Beeler of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Mrs. Fannie Ridings of Middlesboro, Ky. 15 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending arrival of a son. Burial in Yoakum Cemetery, Speedwell, Tn.