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Lebanon News
Obituary of Reverend J.B. Kendrick

April 25, 1913
Rev. Kendrick Dead.

     Rev. J.B. Kendrick was buried on Wednesday at the old home place near Finney, having died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Booth, on Dumps Creek.  "Uncle Joe", as he was familiarly known, was in his 76th year, and the youngest of 21 children.    

He had been a preacher of the gospel for more than fifty years, and was a faithful worker in his Master's vineyard.  He was known and loved throughout the county as was evidenced by the great throng of people that attended the burial.

He was one of the first in the county to volunteer in the Civil War and proved to be a brave and loyal soldier, remaining in the army until the surrender.    

No estimate of the influence of his life will be complete unless you go to the people among whom he lived.  He had loved his way into their life, baptized them into the church, married them and buried their dead, for fifty years.  He has finished his work and gone to his reward.  It is hoped that a fuller account of his life will be published later.

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