Rev. John Spurlock
Funeral services for Rev. JohnFed Spurlock, age 98 years, 5
months, resident of
were held March 20th, at
Rev. Spurlock, a native of Geor-
gia, was reared and educated in
Bienville parish. He was ordain-
ed as a minister of the Gospel in
1885 and was very active in this
work until forced to retire be-
cause of failing health. Rev. Spur-
lock was of the
Surviving are six sons, Bill
and H. R. Spurlock of
G. H. Spurlock Houston,
and C. D. Spurlock of Hodge; eight
daughters, Mrs. E. H. Crawley, of
aldson, and Mrs. Easter Lamb, of
addition to his children, Rev.
Spurlock is survived by fifty-
four grand children, forty-five
great grand children, and five
great, great grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted
by Rev. Joe Pace, Rev. J. W.
Buckner, Rev. G. L. Scott, and
Rev. Wise. Interment was in the
of Southern Funeral Home.
Pall bearers were: Sol Thomp-
son, Terrell Donaldson,
Thrasher, Otto Lamb,
Carson and Travis Pardue.
I don't know who wrote this obituary for John F. Spurlock, my paternal great-grandfather, who died on 18 March 1945. My research shows that statements in the obituary regarding his age and place of birth are in conflict with many other records.
[Source: "Funeral Services Held March 20 for Rev. John Spurlock", undated, unknown newspaper; privately held by Denise Spurlock, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Lomita, CA. Bettye Lou (Conville) Gleason, granddaughter of John Fedrick Spurlock, gave me this newspaper clipping in Dec 2000; Mrs. Gleason is now deceased.]
© 2011 Denise Spurlock