Friday, November 23, 2012

Robert Lee Irvine, Final Rites 1956

Robert Lee Irvine was one of the many children of Benjamin Dabney Irvine and Agnes Marion Moran. He married Bertie King in 1893.  They had four children: Erastus/Rastus, Beulah, Catherine and Mary Lee.

Final Rites Held Sunday for Bob Lee Irvine
Services were held April 8 (1956) at the Methodist Church for Robert Lee Irvine, who died April 6 at his home near Dresden.

Mr Irvine had been ill for some time, but his death was unexpected.  He was a retired farmer and painter.  He was 85.  His parents were the late Ben and Agnes Moran Irvine.  He was a member of the Methodist Church.

Rev. J.F. Moore, Rev. George H. Douglas and Rev. Lacey Freeman conducted the services, with burial in Sunset Cemetery.  Bowlin and Riggs in charge.

Mr. Irvine's wife, Mrs. Birtie King Irvine, preceded him in death.  Also one daughter, Miss Catherine Irvine.

He leaves one son, R.B. Irvine and two daughters, Mrs James Hamlin (Beulah) and Mrs. Houston Smith (Mary Lee), all of Dresden; two brothers, Will Irvine, St. Cloud, Fla., and Jack Irvine, Fort Worth, Texas, and one sister Mrs. Sophia Ferguson, Dresden.

Pallbearers were John Jeter, H.H. Cook, Ellis Vaughan, Shortie Pettie, Earl Flint and Blake Pentecost.

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