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The Last Will & Testament of Etta Double (Sowers) McKay

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          I, Etta D. McKay, a legal resident of Front Royal, County of Warren, State of Virginia and of legal age, do hereby make and publish and declare this to be my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore made.

          1st I hereby authorize and direct that my Executor, hereinafter named, pay all my just debts and funeral expenses as soon after my decease as conveniently may be.

          2nd I hereby give and bequeath the sum of $1,000 unto the Front Royal National Bank, Front Royal, Va. its successors and assigns as Trustees in Trust for the following purpose and no other that is to say:

          a. Invest the same and after reserving sufficient of the income from the said $1,000 for the payement of necessary expenses for the handling of same, I direct my said Trustee to pay to the Trustees of the Rockland Cemetery, Warren County, Virginia, the net income for the upkeep of the McKay Cemetery Lot and markers first, and second, for the necessary work in and about the cemetery, payable annually or semi-annually.

          b. In the exercise of the trust conferred upon my said Trustee, I fully authorize and empower it to manage, control and preserve the principal with full power to invest and reinvest, whether or not said investments are legal for trust funds in the State of Virginia and to keep the same invested, to sell the same, as I might do if present at the doing thereof, without liability on the part of any purchaser to see to the application of the purchase money. In case of the sale of securities or investments, I direct my said Trustee to reinvest the proceeds thereof in its discretion as deemed for the best interest of the trust fund and for the purpose for which it is created.

          3rd I hereby give, desire and bequeath all the rest and residue of my estate of whatever kind and nature whether real or personal and wheresoever situated, now possessed or hereafter acquired, or to which I may be entitled, unto my children, share and share alike.

          Lastly, I hereby nominate and appoint my beloved son, Aubrey L. McKay, to be the Executor of this my last will and testament and I authorize him to do all the things necessary and proper to carry this will into effect.

          In testimony whereof, I have subscribed my name and affixed my seal this 26th day of December A.D. 1939.

Etta D. McKay (Seal)

          Signed, sealed, published and declared by Etta McKay, the above named testatrix, as and for her last will and testament in the presence, at her request and in her presence and presence of each other, we have hereafter unto subscribed our names in attesting witnesses.

Charles T. Golden
          Address: Washington, D.C.
Theodore T. Golden
          Address: Washington, D.C.

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