Lakeland Newlyweds Killed in Auto Smashup at Ray City

Hilda Clements,  daughter of Mary Pauline Nelson and Dr. Henry Warren Clements, and her husband William T. Simpson were killed in an automobile accident at a bridge near Ray City, on December 21, 1941.  Hilda Clements was a music teacher at the grammar school at Nashville, GA.

The following report appeared in the Atlanta Constitution:

Lakeland Newlyweds Killed in Auto Smashup

    ADEL, Ga.,  Dec. 21. -(/P)- A newly married couple, Mr. and Mrs. William T. Simpson, of Lakeland, was killed early today when an automobile crashed into a bridge near Ray City. Both were 21.
    The Simpsons, married less than a month, had come to Adel to attend a wedding Saturday afternoon. They were en route home at the time of the accident.
    Mrs. Simpson, who graduated from Bessie Tift  College last summer, was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs.  H.W. Clements. Dr. Clements is a member of the State Board of Health.

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