Transcribed by Stephen Carroll Pearsall
J. D. Brothers Dies, Aged 65, At His Home
John David Brothers, 65, died Wednesday afternoon at his home on Evelyn Byrd Road, Westover Hills, Richmond, following a long illness. More than a year ago he was critically injured when he fell from a ladder while supervising some work in the city.
Mr. Brothers had been an active member of Berryman Methodist Church for 17 years and a member of its board of stewards for more than 10 years. A member of the men’s Bible class of the Sunday school, he was, despite his injuries, a regular attendant.
A native of Burgaw, N. C., he was later employed as a young man in the Norfolk section. For 35 years he was active in business in Richmond.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Tidie M. Brothers; two brothers, H. H. and W. H. Brothers, of Burgaw. Children living in Richmond are J. David Brothers, Mrs. Robert L. Cleveland, Miss Grace E. Brothers.
In the armed services and elsewhere are Colonel Clyde L. Brothers, Tampa, Fla.; Private Percy M. Brothers, San Antonio, Texas; Mrs. Catherine B. Yunkers, Washington, Air Force members are Herbert H. Brothers, at Muskogee, Okla.; Walter R. Brothers, Valdosta, Ga., and Earl T. Brothers, Bainbridge, VFa., and four step-children, William R. and G. H. Kirks, Richmond, J. R. Kirks, United States Naval Training School, Bainbridge, Md., and Mrs. Roy S. Kegley, Hopewell, and four grandchildren. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
John David Brothers was the son of Henry G. Brothers and Kate Catherine Penny of Burgaw, NC. He married 1st on 9 Jun 1901 in Norfolk, Va; Hattie C. Gardner. He married 2nd on 21 Aug 1916 in Richmond, VA; Tidie May Johnson Kirks, widow of George H. Kirks.
Source: The Richmond Times-Dispatch, Thursday, September 16, 1943 (p17, c1)