8 Mar 1948 The Delta Democrat-Times, Greenville MS
h e room S- ID what par- U. a b iervkes Held For : ormer Shaw Mayor SHAW--William Elihu Litton, . TomJnent )-lanter and former maycr of Shaw, died at his residence in lhal city at 8:15 p.m., Saturday following nn illness of several months. He was 72, Funeral services were held at 1.0:30 Monday morning at the ily residence. - Eev. K. .Â£.. Clark of Shaw officiated, assisted iy t)r. Richard A. Boiling of Cleveland Presbyterian Church. Burial, with a Masonic service, was In the Shaw Cemetery direction of the C. C. Thwcalt Funeral Home of Cleveland, Mr. Lilon came to the Shaw errilory from Centrcvllle, Tenn,, n 1DDZ, and was 4 poineer settler n the Litton community. Up to hat time no land in that section had been cleared. Â« lie was Jn- ilrectly responsible for Ihe cslab- ishmenl of the Lilton settlement as other Li lions *r.me here eltled on surrj*nding landj. During hla youth he xvas well cnown as a semi-pro ball player. fe served as mayor of Shaw i* years, member of the Board upervisors from the Fifth Dis- rlct of Bolivnr County for four Â·ears, and chancery clerk of var County from 1932-35. He a 32-dcgree Scottish Rite Mason, member of the Methodist Church, and-active in all civic affairs.