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Notes for Susan Mary Williams

One obituary reads:
" Former Ruston Resident Dies - Mrs. M.S. Faulk, aged 93, died early this morning after a prolonged illness. She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. M. Noble at Charleyvill, La., on Beouf River. The funeral will be held from the home of Dr. Robert Faulk in Monroe Saturday morning. The Sue Faulk Circle of the Methodist Church is named for her and during her long residence in Ruston she took an active part in church affairs. "

Another obituary reads:
" Mrs. Susan Faulk Dies in Richland Parish Friday - Well Known Pioneer Resident Succumbs At Age of 93 Years "

" Mrs. Susan M. Faulk, aged 93, one of the oldest and most highly regarded residents of the state, passed away this morning at 10 o'clock at the plantation home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Noble, Sr. at Charlieville in Richland Parish.

Death came rather unexpected and after a short illness, Mrs. Faulk having been an unusually well preserved woman for one of her age. The funeral will be held at the plantation residence tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock. The interment will take place in the Faulk family plot in the Old City Cemetery in Monroe at 11:30 o'clock Saturday morning. Rev. D.C. Barr, for years a close family friend, will officiate, assisted by Rev. W.C. Scott, local pastor.

Mrs. Faulk recalled with vividness her coming to Louisiana at the age of six from North Carolina to make her home here. The trip was made in a three-horse covered wagon. her parents settled at what is today Mt. Vernon. her father was a methodist preacher, of this parish, Rev. R.T. Williams. At an early age she was married to R. W. Faulk, a prosperous planter of Ouachita. Her husband was the son of John T. Faulk who was the progenitor of all the Faulk family of this section today. John T. Faulk was a participant in the Battle of New Orleans in which he was wounded.

R. W. Faulk, Sr., died shortly after the end of the Civil War leaving his widow with a family of seven children to care for. She lived on what is the present W. W. McDonald place on the Columbia Road for many years. "
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