Sunday, November 1, 2009

Rebecca WRIGHT McVEIGH Obituary

This is the obituary of my great-grandmother.

Florence Morning News, Monday, July 18, 1932, page 4, column 8, transcribed by Teresa McVeigh 1 Nov 2009:


Mrs. Rebecca Wright McVeigh, widow of the late James L. McVeigh, died at her home in Waynesville, Ga., Brantley County, Friday morning July 8th in her 64th year. Mrs. McVeigh was born in Cumberland county, North Carolina, the daughter of Henry J Wright and Mary Shaw Wright. She moved to Georgia in her youth and has lived practically all of her life in South Georgia, where by her splendid qualities of character, she endeared herself to numberless friends. Mrs. McVeigh is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Scotia Harrison, Waynesville, Ga., Mrs. Leo Johnson, Florence, S.C., and Mrs. Isaiah Gibson of Waynesville, Ga.; four sons, Henry, Norman, and Leland McVeigh, Waynesville, Ga., and John McVeigh of Florence, S. C. Funeral services were conducted at the Highsmith Cemetery by Rev. R. F. Owen, pastor of the local Methodist church of which Mrs. McVeigh was a member. Mr. Owen was assisted by Rev. Milton McCool of Hoboken, and Rev. O. E. Graves of Waynesville. The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful.

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My great aunt Ora Lee McVeigh Johnson's obiturary.:

Florence Morning News, Sat. 2 Aug, 1975, p. A, column 3, transcribed by Teresa McVeigh 1 Nov. 2009:

Deaths and Funerals
Mrs. Ora M Johnson

Mrs. Ora McVeigh Johnson, 94, wife of O. Leo Johnson, 706 S. McQueen St., died early Friday morning in a local nursing home after a long illness.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 4 p.m. in Waters Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Mrs. Johnson was born in Waycross, Ga., a daughter of the late James L. and Rebecca Wright McVeigh. She had been a resident of Florence since 1913. She was a member of First Southern Methodist Church, the Katie Elton Bible Class, Kings Daughters, American Legion Auxillary, Shrine Club Auxillary, White shrine of Jerusalem, and Wisteria Garden Club.

Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Mrs. Norma Crumblin of Florence; a sister, Mrs. Julia Gibson, fo Waynesville, Ga.; two brothers, Norman S. McVeigh of Waynesville, Ga., L. A. McVeigh of Rincon, Ga.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.


A few additons and corrections. Aunt Ora's husband's name was Obed Leo Johnson, Jr. She was born at Braganza, which was a turpentine camp outside Waycross, the nearest town. Her brother "L. A" should be L. U. for Leland Urquhart McVeigh. She was actually age 84, born 6 Apr 1891.
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This is the wedding announcement for my parents' wedding.

Florence Morning News, Sun. May 12 1946, p. 5, column 2, transcribed by Teresa MeVEIGH, 1 nov. 2009:

McVeigh-Sports Wedding Performed at Brunswick, Ga.

Mr. and Mrs. O.N. Jeffords annouce the marriage of their daughter, Dorothy Mae Sports. to Sergeant Norman Shaw McVeigh, Jr., U. S. M. C. of Waynesville, Ga., which took place in the First Methodist Church of Brunswick, Ga. April 23, 1946. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Leland Moore of Brunswick.

The bride wore a powder blue suit with white accessories and her corsage was a white orchid. The church was decorated with white Easter lillies and gladioli.

Immediately after the ceremony the bride and groom left for Florida where they spent their honeymoon.

Mrs. McVeigh is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O.N. Jeffords, of Florence, and attends McClenaghen high school. Sgt. McVeigh is the son of Mr. and Mrs. N. S. McVeigh of Waynesville. He is a graduate of Nahunta high school and attended Emory and Mercer universities in Georgia.

Sgt. McVeigh is the nephew of Mr. and Mrs. L. U. McVeigh, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. McVeigh, and Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Johnson of Florence.

Mrs. McVeigh is making her home at 320 South Gaillard street until Sgt. McVeigh receives his discharge from the Marines in July.

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