July 20, 1888 - June 30, 1967
|Reverend Ardis Morris Wynne Son of W. W. Wynne and N. I. E. Wynne was born July 20, 1888.
He spent his early years in Mansfield and then in the early Anglo Saxon Town of Nobel, Louisiana. He had 3 brothers and 3 sisters. The Wynnes came from Cavington, Tennessee and his mother’s people from near Magnolia, Mississippi. His father was a member of Knights of Pythias. Brother Wynne attended old Mansfield College.
Mr. Ardis M. Wynne and Miss Letha Foster were united in wedlock October 25, 1917. To this union was born one daughter.
Reverend Wynne was made Deacon in the Methodist Episcopal Church in the Texas Gulf Conference November 30, 1919 and Elder December 16, 1923.
He was transferred to the Louisiana Conference December 3, 1925, which he served until his retirement in 1954. After retiring he lived in Bernice until his death.
Brother Wynne loved people and he loved to help them. He was truly one among us who served. As he went about from day to day his life seem to say, I know I will pass this way only once and I want to do as much good as I can. There are many people today, including the writer, whose lives have been enriched and lifted because he passed their way.
Reverend Wynne was called to his heavenly home June 30, 1967. His funeral was held in the Bernice Methodist Church on July 1, 1967 by Rev. Byrd L. Terry and Rev. Henry A. Rickey. He was laid to rest by the side of his wife in the Forest Park Cemetery, Shreveport, Louisiana.
He is survived by one sister, Mrs. T. C. Moore, of Shreveport, Louisiana, and one daughter, Mrs. Emeline Wade, of Oak Ridge, Louisiana.
When the Master called he was ready to go, and I am sure he heard the words: “Well done good and faithful servant”.
|Source: Journal Annual of the Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church, Pages 218-219, 1968 by Byrd L. Terry.|