Lloyd Whitley Spencer, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Spencer, was born August 10, 1892 and died October 26, 1918, aged twenty-six years, two months and seventeen days.
When fifteen years of age he was baptized and received into the membership of the Church of Christ at Delphos. On December 28, 1911, he was married to Miss Mamie Grubb and to this union three children were born: Holden, Neil and Charles, who together with the wife and mother survive him. He also leaves to mourn their loss his father and mother, two brothers, Clarence of Stranraer, Canada, and Bert of Julian, Montatna, five sisters; Mrs. Lloyd Stephens and Mrs. Mark Elliott of Mount Ayr and Avis, Sayde and Arzelle at home.
He made his home in Ringgold County until two years ago when he moved with his family to Montana. His death which was caused by pneumonia following an attack of the Spanish influenza, brings profound sorrow to his relatives and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him and most of all in the home where he was faithful and kind. He did his duty with cheerfulness, enjoying his pleasures greatly and bearing his burdens uncomplainingly. It was this which won for him his many friends who so sincerely mourn his loss.
Short services were held at the home in Montana and the body was taken by train and brought to Mount Ayr for burial. The wife and children were unable to accompany the body on account of having been ill with the influenza.
The funeral was conducted Friday at the home of his parents in Mount Ayr by Rev. W. R. Foster, pastor of the Church of Christ. Six cousins acted as pall bearers. Burial was made in Rose Hill Cemetery.