Migia Brackett



Migia Brackett, 33-year-old WPA worker of Soddy, was instantly killed early yesterday morning when he tripped over a rock and caused his gun to discharge while hunting in Soddy mountain.

    According to a report made to Deputies Ed Tate and Raymond Hixson, Brackett and Frances Hughes, brother-in-law of the hunting victim, were together. Brackett, according to the report, tripped over the rock and dropped the butt of his shotgun to the ground. The weapon discharged, sending the load into his head. Coroner Charles A. Epperson also investigated, terming the shooting accidental.

Brackett is survived by his wife; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Brackett, of Soddy, and eight sisters.

Funeral services will be held in the Oak Street Baptist church, Soddy, this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock , the Rev. W. H. Black officiating. Burial will be in the Varner cemetery in Soddy.

    Pallbearers will be Russell and Blaine Morgan, Henry Wilson, Chester Winters, Francis Hughes and Huey Baker. The body will remain in Brackett’s Soddy home until the hour of the service. Arrangements are by the R. J. Coulter company.

The Chattanooga Times, Tuesday, October 12, 1937; Page 1.