Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday - Marvin E. and Doris D. Scyster

Marvin Ellis
Sept. 19, 1888
Dec. 3, 1947

Doris Dunn
Jan. 27, 1896
Feb. 14, 1987

Buried Smithland Cemetery, Livingston County, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed March 2011.

According to his obituary in the 11 December 1947 issue of the Livingston Leader, Marvin E. Scyster died in Fort Worth, Texas. "Mr. Scyster's father was a well known merchant in Smithland for many years and Mr. Scyster was connected with the Smithland Bank for a number of years before entering the insurance business in Paducah."

Mr. Scyster left Kentucky for Memphis, Tennessee and later moved to Oklahoma City and, finally, Fort Worth. At his death, survivors included his wife, Doris Dunn Scyster; sons Marvin Jr. of Memphis and George Dunn Scyster of Fort Worth; daughter Margaret Scyster of Dallas, Texas; granddaughter Sylvia Scyster of Memphis and nephew David Ellis Reeves of Washington, D.C.

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by Brenda Joyce Jerome, CG
Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog

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