Horne, George M.


May 10, 1895 - May 25, 1967
May 25, 1967, The Reverend George M. Horne, a retired Methodist Minister, living in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, joined the Church Triumphant.
Brother Horne was born in Grapeland, Texas, May 10, 1895. He spent his childhood and youth there. He served in World War I as a Chief Petty Officer in Communications. After service he returned home and married Miss Mary Hite, September 8, 1919.
He received a law degree from American Extension University and was admitted to the Oklahoma bar in 1925.
In 1926-27 he attended Southern Methodist University, and then some years later received a Bachelor of Theology degree from Union Theological College in Chicago.
He was admitted into the Texas Conference on trial in 1941, admitted into full connection in the Texas Conference in 1945. In 1948 Reverend Home transferred to the Louisiana Annual Conference where he spent most of his ministry. Some of the Charges he held were Tickfaw-Loranger Circuit, where under his Pastorate the beautiful Cooper’s Chapel Church was built. From there he was assigned the Walker Charge in 1951, and moved to Deerford in 1955. It was while serving Deerford Church that Brother Horne retired in June, 1960.
The Reverend Horne was highly esteemed by the people he served and with whom he worked. He was well known both in Church and Fraternal Circles. At the time of his death he was State Chaplain to World War One Veterans.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Horne, one son, Chaplain Robert A. Horne, stationed in Germany, and one, daughter, Mrs. Elsie Wayne Tisdale, Baton Rouge.
Memorial services were held in Istrouma Methodist Church with The Reverend Jerome Cain and Marvin Corley officiating.
Source: Journal of the Louisiana Conference of the Methodist Church, Pages 220, 1967.

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