Earl Bartee died Monday at a Norfolk hospital. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Methodist church in Battle Creek with burial in the family lot at Union Cemetery. He was born in Wythe county, Virginia in 1888. He had reached the age of 29 years, 7 months and 4 days. He was the third son of John Bartee. His mother passed away about a year ago. Survivors were his aged father, five brothers and three sisters: Mon, Dale, Jesse Bartee, Mrs. Mike James, Mrs. Fred Volk, Arthur and Fearn Bartee, and Mrs. Claus Borchers.
Source: excerpt from Battle Creek Enterprise, Thursday, October 23, 1930, page 1.