JB Southern obit

JB Southern obit - V J A. J.B. Southern Southern, Columnist, Dies...
V J A. J.B. Southern Southern, Columnist, Dies At 72 James Broughton Southern, former city editor of The Greenville News and author of the weekly column, "Monday Morning Line," died Tuesday. He was 72. A graduate of Furman University University and Samford University, University, Birmingham, Ala., he began began working as a cub reporter with The News while a senior at Furman. He joined the staff following graduation in 1924 and rose to city editor. He left The News to become the first editor of the Greenville Greenville Observer in 1928. He was also associated with Liberty Life Insurance Co. and Protective Life Insurance Co. and was elected associate secretary of Liberty Life in 1958. He retired in 1961 and began began writing "Monday Morning Line" in 1970. A member of Pendleton Street Baptist Church, he served as deacon and chairman chairman of the finance committee. Born in Sneedville, Tenn., he was the son of Mrs. Pearl Mitchell Southern of Rogers-ville, Rogers-ville, Rogers-ville, Tenn., and the late John Martin Southern. Surviving also, are his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Ware Southern; two sisters, Mrs. Orin Crumley Crumley of Kingsport, Tenn., and Miss Alice Southern of Rog-ersville; Rog-ersville; Rog-ersville; three brothers, Robert Robert F. Southern of Rogersville, J. Albert Southern of Greenville Greenville and Ernest F. Southern of Myrtle Beach. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Pendleton Street Baptist Church, with burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park. The body is at The Mackey Mortuary- Mortuary- where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. ,

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  1. The Greenville News,
  2. 18 Dec 1974, Wed,
  3. Main Edition,
  4. Page 1

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