Sumter County Alabama

Sumter County

Submitted by Lynda Ann Beck (Great G.daughter of G.C. Gowdey)

Sumter Co. Journal
February 10, 1927
York, Ala.
Presented to Ms. Beck by Jud Arrington


Largely Attended, With Many People From York And Meridian Going To Livingston For Services
  The funeral of the late G.C. Gowdey, whose death shocked the community Wednesday morning was held from the Livingston Baptist church Friday morning.
Rev. R.R. Brasher, pastor of the York Baptist church officiating, Rev. Mr. Davidson of the Livingston Baptist church assisting.
 The church was filled with friends and admirers of the late bank president, even a portion of the Sunday School rooms being occupied, many people going to Livingston from York and Meridian to pay their respects to the departed man.
 Rev. Brasher read the Baptist service for the dead following "Lead Kindly Light" by the choir and was followed by Mr. Davidson who offered a feeling prayer. The choir again sang this time, "Abide With Me" and the funeral cortege left the church, the active pallbearers, R.L. Adams, J.M. Cahoon, D. Greene, Alex Horn, E.L. Longshore, H.L. Hoot, John Altman, J.P. Stallworth, leading with the casket, follwed by the honorary, Messrs. E.F. Allison, H. Dillard, Frank Holman,C.L.. Gaston, I. Allen, W. Coleman, C.H. Coleman,Sam Tartt, W.G. Nichols. After placing the casket in the waiting hearse
the funeral cortege proceeded to Livingston cemetary where services at the grave were conducted by the Masonic bodies, Mr. Gowdey having having long been a member of the Masonic fraternity.
 Among those present were: from Meridian were R.E. Wilbourne, Marks Rothenberg, Horace Cameron, and Sam Threefoot.

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