JohnMcClanahan

Submitted by: Dane Walls

Decatur Daily, March 21, 1943

LAST OF GREY HEROES DIES

Rev. McClanahan To Be Buried Sunday At Bethel

Rev. John Dandridge McClanahan, aged 99, last of Morgan County's Confederate soldiers, died Friday night at his residence in Hartselle at 10:45 o'clock. He had been in ill health for quite some time.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at three o'clock at Bethel Baptist Church by Revs B. P. Collier, C. D. Boozer and Frank T. Smith. Interment will follow in the cemetery adjacent, Peck directing

The veteran of the war between the states is survived by two sons, Robert and Odie McClanahan of Hartselle; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers from the membership of the Masonic lodge, will be S. M. Nelson, E. H. Phillips, E. B. Adams, Buford Bentley, C. D. Speegle, D. W. McNeill, E. A. Oden and J. L. Roberts. Masons will have charge of the services at the graveside and all members are asked to assemble at Fraternal Hall in Hartselle at two o'clock Sunday afternoon.

Handling the flowers will be members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and of pioneer Hartselle families, including: Mesdames: L. H. Houston, Maude Day, Clio Larkin, Arthur Stephenson, Charles Quinn, W. T. Stewart, J. A. Hartselle and Misses Italyne Hardwick, Bertha Lee and Hattie Moore.
 
 

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