James Tipton Acuff was born 5 November 1890, Grainger County, Tennessee
He died on 8 October 1918 of broncho pneumonia
Washburn Soldier Dies of Spanish Flu. Washburn, Tenn., from The Journal and Tribune, Knoxville, Tennessee, Thursday, October 17, 1918
The remains of Tip Acuff were brought here Sunday morning from New Jersey and were interred in the Kitts Cemetery in the afternoon. Mr. Kitts had been in the army only a few months and was sick with the Spanish Flu but a few days. He is survived by his father, J. Calvin Acuff four sisters, Mrs. Clate Redmond, Mrs. James Rucker, Mrs. Corum Clark, of this place, and Mrs. Paris L. Ruth, of Knoxville three brothers, P.H. and Lester of this place, and Atha Acuff, of Union County. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J.A. Acuff, and a very large crowd attended the service.