Sunday, November 1, 2009


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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