NOTE: This article was in the Hartsville Messenger, April 3 1919
Last Saturday our community was shocked to hear that Mrs. Simeon C. Cross had been shot accidentally by her little grandson. The child had somehow gotten hold of a shot gun at the house where Mr. Cross and his family lived, and without any mischievous intention drew the trigger and discharged the whole load into the bosom of his grandmother with fatal effect. How the gun got into the position to do such deadly work is not known. Mrs Cross expired in an instant. The community was astounded as the tidings. It was about midday and Mr. Cross was in Hartsville when the accident occurred. The family have the sympathy of the community. A large crowd attended the funeral at New Providence on Sunday at 11 o'clock A.M. A deep feeling of sorrow pervades the neighborhood as the family have many sympathizing friends. Mrs. Cross was a member of New Providence church and her remains were laid to rest in the cemetery there. Rev. Thos. Henderson conducted the funeral exercises.
NOTE: William L. Cross, son of Maggie and Sim Cross wrote a remembrance and which was in the Hartsville Messenger May 8 1919
In Loving remembrance of our mother who departed this life March 29, 1919 Far beyond the shining planets She is dwelling with the blest, Holy Angels guard her footsteps In the land of perfect rest. Into His blessed Keeping, Un defied God took her back, One sweet loved mother is now missing One that was so dear to us. How we miss our dear darling mother Thou art gone but not forgotten, Never will thy memory fade. Loving thoughts will ever linger Around our dear mother's graveW.L. Cross