|Gladys Dawkins Magearl
|Many thanks to my cousin, Elizabeth Moseley, for sending
this clipping of my great aunt's obituary. -- Nancy
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|Funeral Services Held for Mrs. J. C. Magearl
Mrs. James Clyde Magearl passed away at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital, Baton
Rouge, Louisiana, on Wednesday, August 24, 1977. She had been in failing health for
several years, but a fall, which resulted in a broken arm, precipitated surgery, which
was the immediate cause of her death.
Mrs. Magearl, the former Gladys Dawkins, was born in Fayette, Mississippi,
September 3, 1903. She was the daughter of the late Stephen Fairley Dawkins and
Hattie Lenora Erwin Dawkins. She graduated from Jefferson County High School and
attended Mississippi Normal College, now Mississippi Southern University,
Hattiesburg, MS, and taught several years before she was married to Mr. James
Clyde Magearl on May 5, 1925.
Mr. Magearl preceded Mrs. Magearl in death May 7, 1971. Mrs. Magearl was a
member of the Fayette Presbyterian Church, Fayette, MS, and The Order of the
Eastern Star, St. Francisville, LA.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Aline Dwyer, St. Francisville, LA, five
grandchildren; Mrs. Lucille Edwards, Alexandria, LA; Addison Dwyer, III, Merchant
Marine; Miss Aline Dwyer, Shreveport, LA; Alan Dwyer, St. Francisville, LA and Lance
Dwyer, Houma, LA; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. J. H. Dodds and Miss
Nan Dawkins of Jackson, MS; two brothers, Walter Dawkins, Jackson, MS and Ernest
Dawkins, Fayette, MS.
The Charlet Funeral Home, Zachary, LA, had charge of the services. Funeral services
were held at 11 o'clock a.m., Friday, August 26, from the Grace Episcopal Church, St.
Francisville, LA, and were conducted by the Rev. John Sennet, with interment in the
Church Cemetery. Her grandsons, Lance and Alan Dwyer, Ozzie Edwards and
nephews, Imon Dawkins, Vidalia, LA, Stephen Fairly Dawkins, Vicksburg, MS and
Dr. Walter E. Dawkins, Natchez, MS, served as pallbearers.