September 7, 1917|
B. A. Shoemaker is Dead.
Seven Children, 37 Grand Children and 6 Great Grand Children Survive.
Benjamin A. Shoemaker, seventy-six years old, died early Wednesday morning at his home on the Bonner place near Manassas. He was born in Honaker, Russell County, and had been a resident of this community since 1907.
Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at the Manassas Baptist Church, the pastor, Rev. T. D. D. Clark, officiating. His remains were laid to rest in the Manassas cemetery beside the body of his wife who died nearly five years ago. The pallbearers were six of his grandsons: Messrs. Grady B., Rompf and G. M. Shoemaker and Herman, Burke and Benna Steele.
He is survived by seven children, thirty-seven grandchildren. The surviving children are: Mrs. Boston Steele, Miss Elma Shoemaker, Mrs. James Fletcher, Mrs. J. W. Todd and Mr. H. A. Shoemaker, all of Manassas; Mr. A. D. Shoemaker, of Honaker, Russell County, and Dr. L. W. Shoemaker, of Lawrence , Texas.