The death of Charles Allen Briggs, 65, Livonia, occurred at his home on the Marrowback road Saturday afternoon. He had been ill since last July.
Mr. Briggs was the son of Ira and Minnie Boyce Briggs and was born in the town of Richmond. He had resided on his Marrowback farm for the past forty years.
Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday afternoon at 2:30, the Rev. Paul Madsen, pastor of the Hemlock Baptist church, officiating. Interment was in Harder cemetery Livonia.
Besides his wife, Lulu Mr. Briggs leaves three sons, Ira, Burnell and Leonard, all of Hemlock; also three grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Lulu Anna Briggs, widow of Charles Allen Briggs and a native of the town of Livonia, were held Dec. 2 at the Reed & Reed Funeral Home in Livonia. The Rev. Albert De Mott, pastor of the Hemlock Baptist Church, officiated.
Burial was in the Harder Cemetery, overlooking the Harder homestead where Mrs. Briggs was born Apr. 15, 1877, a daughter of the late George W. and Mary Adaline Turner Harder, and where she died on Nov. 30, 1953. All but four years of her life had been lived in the the town of Livonia.
Mrs. Briggs was a member of the Hemlock Baptist Church for 60 years and had always been a faithful attendant.
She is survived by three sons, Ira of Richmond and Burnell and Leonard of Livonia; a sister, Flora Mabel Harder, at home; five grandchildren, Lawrence Briggs, Mrs. Gerald Abbey, Larry Briggs, Ann Briggs and Jean Briggs; also four foster grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and one niece, Mrs. Theodore Henry.
Mrs. Briggs had been in failing health for eight months, but attended church as usual on Nov. 22, and seemed to be feeling better than usual. That evening, however, she was stricken with a cerebral hemorrhage which resulted in death a week later.