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DECEMBER 12, 1949 T Y N E W S RITES FOR VICTIMS Blue Key, Sterling Princeton; Va.; his City OAK HILL, Dec. 11 -- ·ervices for Clyde Franklin Sowder Sowder f 18, and Frank Hobart Williams, Williams, Jr., 28, both of Long Branch, will be held Tuesday, - Sowder and Williams were killed at 10:15 p. m. Saturday the automobile in which they were riding was struck by a Virginian Railway locomotive not from their homes. Services for Sowder will be at the Advent Christian church, of which he was a member, day at 12:30 p. m. with the. Babern Saunders, of Long Branch, officiating. Burial will be at the Knight* Pythias Cemetery at Pax. Born at Long Branch, August 26, 1933, Sawder's survivors include include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Sowder, of Long Branch, and the. following brothers and sisters:" Willie and Albert, of Branch, Mrs, Nellie Starks, of Long Branch; Mrs. Louise Johnson, Johnson, of Staunton, Va.; Mrs. Edna Wingfield, of Long Branch; Mrs. Betty Talley, of Staunton, Va; Miss Jomet Sowder, of Long Branch. ,, The body will be removed the Tyree Funeral Home at' Hill to the Sowder residence tomorrow, tomorrow, at 1 p. m. and will state at the church for one prior to services Tuesday. Rites for Williams will be conducted conducted at the Long Branch Methodist church Tuesday at 2:30 p. with burial at the Doc Lively Cemetery. Williams was also born at Branch, August 24,1921 and a member of the American Post No. 103 at Mount Hope. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Williams, Sr., of Long Branch; a brother, Cyrus, of Kopperston; and a sister, sister, "Miss Patty Lee Williams, Long Branch. The body will, be removed the residence at 4 p. m. and to the church at 1:30 p. m. Tuesday.

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  1. Beckley Post-Herald,
  2. 12 Dec 1949, Mon,
  3. Page 2

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