George L. McPeak Died Suddenly
GEORGE LEE McPEAK: George Lee McPeak, a prominent farmer, who lived between Beaver and Burlison, died suddenly of a heart attack at his home early Friday morning. He had been in failing health for some time but had continued to be active in his business life and civic life.
Mr. McPeak, who was 73 years old, was born in DeSoto County, Miss., and moved to Tipton County in 1907. He was engaged in the mercantile business west of Brighton for about 10 years. His store was destroyed by a storm that struck Tipton County about 34 years ago.
After that time Mr. McPeak farmed exclusively in the Ravenscroft community and in the community known as Candy Lane where his farm is located until he built a country store on his farm about two years ago. He had managed the store along with his farming activities. He was a member of the Kelley’s Chapel Holiness Church.
Services were held by the Rev. Hallie Stokes of Curve in the Kelly’s Chapel Church at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon. Burial was in Helen Crigger Cemetery at Munford with Munford Funeral Home in charge.
Mr. McPeak leaves his wife, Mrs. Ella McPeak; three sons, Walter L. McPeak and Elmer McPeak of Burlison and George McPeak of Memphis; 12 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
[The Covington Leader, Covington, Tenn., date unknown]