Obituary of Adrian Teachey ~ 1941

Source: Wilmington Morning Star Mar 1 1941

Train-Car Crash Takes Four Lives 

Millard and Adrian Teachey, Mrs. Newton and Baby Killed Near Watha 

Burgaw, Feb. 28 -- Four persons were killed instantly early this morning 
when the car in which they were riding was struck by a southbound Atlantic 
Coast Line railroad freight train near Watha, Sheriff Jack Brown, of Pender
county, reported.
The dead are:
Millard Teachey and Adrian Teachey, brothers, of Watha.
Mrs. Paulie Newton, sister of the Teacheys, and her 18-months old baby.
Sheriff Brown said that he had not completed his investigation last night. 
An inquest into the deaths will probably be held next week, he said.
Highway patrolmen who investigated the deaths said that the car was struck 
by the train when it drove on the tracks just as the train was approaching 
the highway crossing, about a half mile from Watha. There were no signal 
warnings or watchman at the crossing.
The bodies of the four were taken to the Quinn and McGowan funeral home at 
Warsaw. Funeral services are to be held for all four Sunday afternoon at 
2:30 o'clock. Complete arrangements for the funerals had not been made 
last night.
The accident occurred about 8:30 o'clock this morning.
The three adults are survived by their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ike Teachey, 
three brothers, Elbert Teachey, J. W. Teachey and Aubrey Teachey, and a 
sister, Katherine Teachey. Mrs. Newton is also survived by her husband, 
George Newton, and two daughters, Annette and Annelle Newton, twins, six 
years of age.

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