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Garner Meaders Purser

Obituary of E. A. Meaders, Sr. Mississippi

E. A. Meaders Sr., died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Purser, at McComb City, Miss., in March, 1919, and was laid to rest in the Odd Fellows' Cemetery at Granada. He was born at Oxford, Miss., and would have completed his seventy-sixth year his next birthday. He was a veteran of the War between the States and lost a leg at the Seven Days' fight in front of Richmond. After the war he removed to Coffeeville and served several years as circuit clerk of Yalobusha County. At Coffeeville he married a Miss Garner, and his wife preceeded him to the grave some four years.

At Grenada he engaged in the furniture and undertaking business, which he closed out about three years ago because of impaired health. He was known for his integrity of character and for [?] those essentials that go with an honorable manhood and with a high conception of the duties of citizenship and the true aims of llife. He was a strict adherent of the Baptist Church and endevored to live faithfully up to his profession. He is survived by two daughters and fours sons.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, January, 1920.

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