MRS. J. T. McVEY
1875-July 24, 1965
Mrs. Flora Adams McVey, 90, resident of Lecompte, La., died Saturday, July 24, 1965 in Lecompte. Mrs. McVey was the widow of the late Rev. J. T. McVey, a member of the Louisiana and Mississippi Annual Conferences.
Rev. McVey began his ministry in 1907 in Braxton, Mississippi. Mrs. McVey took an active interest in her husband’s ministry to the Church. She was often called upon to teach Church School classes and Bible study courses in each of the churches they served. Mrs. McVey made friends wherever she went. Her devotion to God and to the Church was an inspiration to all who knew her. She was modest and unassuming. People loved her because she was so genuine and understanding.
In 1920 Mrs. McVey’s husband was transferred to the Louisiana Annual Conference. They served churches at Boyce, Baker, Covington, Jackson, Merryville and Simsboro. In 1931 they retired from the active ministry and moved to Hattiesburg, Mississippi. In 1945 they moved to McComb, Mississippi, and lived there until her husband’s death in 1950.
In 1956 Mrs. McVey moved to Lecompte, La., to live with her daughter, Mrs. H. C. Hawthorne. Mrs. McVey transferred her church letter immediately to the First Methodist Church at Lecompte, where she had an active interest in the local church. She loved The Methodist Church and contributed to the life and work in so many ways. She was always happy to have her ministers visit her.
Born in Erin, Tennessee in 1875, Mrs. McVey is survived by one son, William T. McVey of Hattiesburg, Mississippi; two daughters: Mrs. M. S. Allen of McComb, Mississippi and Mrs. H. C. Hawthorne of Lecompte, Louisiana; one brother, J. I. Adams of Franklin, Tennessee; one sister, Mrs. Lucy Hay of Nashville, Tennessee; eight grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; and three great, great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 25, 1965, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1966; p. 231 By Mrs. H. C. Hawthorne
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