Sunday, December 30, 2007

J. W. Reid (c.1853-1929)

The Bee (Danville, Virginia) 29 January 1929 (Page 1)

J. W. Reid Victim of Stroke Today At His Residence

J. W. Reid, 713 Oxford street passed away this morning at 3:30 o'clock with the second stroke of paralysis which he had suffered within 15 minutes. He lived only a few moments after the stroke, having retired last evening only to be seized without warning. He was 76 years old.

Mr. Reid is survived by his wife and eight children: Charlie Reid, Ringgold; Mrs. J. R. Holder, Winston-Salem, N. C.; E. F. Reid, Danville; H. K. Reid, Whitmell; W. N. Reid, Hillsboro, N. C.; Mrs. J. J. Lane, Danville; Mrs. W. M. Abernathy, of West Virginia and Mrs. G. L. Guthrie, of this city, with whom he was making his home at the time of his death.

Mr. Reid was born in Caswell county, North Carolina, having moved to Danville 28 years ago. He was one of the charter members of Keen Street Baptist church, having been a member almost continuously from organization, and was a member at the time of his death. He participated in the 25th anniversary just a week ago.

The funeral services will be held from the church auditorium Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. Jesse R. Hite and Rev. C. M. Roberson. The interment will be in Leemont cemetery.


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