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Death of Mrs. Laura E. Sullivan
Mrs. Laura E. Sullivan, 82, died at her home Wednesday evening about 10 o’clock after an illness of eight months.
She was born on May 30, 1865, a daughter of the late Franklin and Lucy Jollett, of Greene County. She was united in marriage with William J. Sullivan, who preceded her in death several years ago. She was a charter member of the Evangelical United Brethren Church which was organized in 1895, and was an active member of various organizations in the church until her health failed.
Her kindness and love won for her a place in the community and church that will always be remembered.
She is survived by the following daughters: Mrs. J. W. (Minnie) Breeden, Roanoke; Mrs. C. V. (Pearl) Strole, Shenandoah; Mrs. C. H. (Floral) Merica, Shenandoah; Mrs. L. G. (Elta) Farrar, Portsmouth, Va.; Mrs. F. S. (Leota) Racey, Dayton, Va; one sister: Mrs. Mollie Davis, Harrisonburg, Va.; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews. Four brothers and four sisters preceded her in death.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Evangelical United Brethren Church with her pastor, the Rev. P. W. Fisher, in charge, assisted by the Rev. L. A. Racey and Elder E. L. Cave. Burial took place in the United Brethren Cemetery.
Pallbearers were nephews of the deceased, Millard M. Davis, Russell Coleman, Owen Sullivan, Leonard Clift, Clyde Knight, and Alfred Roberts.
The ladies of the church carried flowers.
Those attending from a distance were: Mrs. A. H. Woodring, Martinsburg, W. Va.; Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Billingsley, Mr. and Mrs. Owen Sullivan, Gary Sullivan, Russell Coleman, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Karnes, Mr. and Mrs. Tommie Bern, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Secrist, Mrs. Julia Gilmer, of Washington; Mrs. A. L. Maiden, Mr. and Mrs. Lew Morris, Mrs. Mabel Shifflett, Mrs. Buey Snow, Mrs. Eugenia Adams, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Roberts, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Knight of Stanardsville; Mrs. Bessie Aleshire, of Luray; Mrs. Irvin Monger and daughter, Betty, Mrs. Minnie Long, of Elkton; Mrs. Mattie Hensley and son, Stephen, of Dayton; Mr. and Mrs. Hill, Mrs. Marie Wilson, Misses Florena Swank, Carolyn Caricofe, Jane Keiler and Mildred Hanna, of Shenandoah College; Rev. and Mrs. John Sowyer, of Staunton; Dave Sullivan, of Swift Run; Mrs. Mollie Davis and daughter, Mrs. Violetta Ryan, of Harrisonburg; Mrs. Sadie Jollett and Mrs. G. A. Steppe and son, Jollett, of Dahlgren, Va.
Card of Thanks
We wish to express our deepest appreciation to our friends, neighbors and relatives for their many acts of kindness during the illness and at the death of our mother, Mrs. Laura E. Sullivan.
Death of W. J. Sullivan
Funeral services for W. J. Sullivan were held from the Shenandoah United Brethren Church Sunday afternoon at two o’clock. Services were conducted by his pastor, Rev. Vernon Rogers, assisted by Rev. L. A. Racey and Rev. E. L. Cave. Interment was in the United Brethren Cemetery. The I. O. O. F. Verbena Lodge No. 42 attended the funeral in a body.
Mr. Sullivan, age 76, a well known Shenandoah city merchant, died unexpectedly of a heart attack Friday morning at 1:30 at his home. Mr. Sullivan had been a resident of Shenandoah for 55 years and for the past 38 years operated his grocery store in the northern end of Shenandoah. He managed his grocery until the time of his death.
Mr. Sullivan took a keen interest in civic affairs, serving several terms on the town council and has been a member of the Board of Directors of the First National Bank for a number of years. He also served several terms on the Page County school board. Mr. Sullivan was a charter member of the Shenandoah United Brethren Church and for [?] years was Superintendent of the Sunday School.
On January 14, 1886, he was united in marriage with Miss Laura E. Jollett, who survives him. To this union were born five daughters, all of whom survive.
He is survived by the following children, Mrs. J. W. Breeden, of Roanoke; Mrs. C. V. Strole and Mrs. C. H. Merica, of Shenandoah; Mrs. L. G. Farrar of Portsmouth and Mrs. F. S. Racey, of Verona. Also six grandchildren survive. There are also one sister, Mrs. J. M. Billingsley, of Washington, and two brothers, Kennie Sullivan, of Shenandoah, and Dave Sullivan, of Greene County, surviving.
Active pallbearers were: Alfred Roberts, Lewis Jollett, J. T. Long, Monroe Owen and Hugh Sullivan, nephews of the deceased. The members of the Board of Directors of the First National Bank and the members of the I. O. O. F. Verbena Lodge carried flowers.
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