The Fayette Chronicle, Fayette, Jefferson County, MS dated Friday, November 30, 1945 No. 14:
"Truly a Good Man - Earnest, Industrious, Hones, Just; He Kept the Faith"
"Writing of the life and passing of a good man is a task that can be accomplished in a spirit of satisfaction even when we mourn the death of a friend. In this spirit The Chronicle editor records the passing of Mr. John Edward Cammack, 92 years of age on June 14, 1945, and a resident of Jefferson County since his young manhod. Mr Cammack passed quietly away at his Fayette suburban home about midday Wednesday, November 21, 1945. He had been in poor health for a period of months and confined at home for several weeks.
We asked Rev. J. B. Cain to give us substantially the words of his tribute to Mr. Cammack which were spoken by this former pastor at the funeral service, and we are printing Mr. Cain's evaluation because his words are full of eloquent meaning to all who knew Mr. Cammack well and appreciated his splendid Christian character. This writer had enjoyed his friendship for many years, and we shall miss his occasional visits at our office and more frequent contacts on the streets of our town. Mr. Cammack was born at Rockport, Copiah County, Mississippi, June 14, 1853, came to Jefferson County to reside in the early months of 1878 and has since been a citizen here with the exception of three years in Cla (missing segment) County, Arkansas. He was married to Miss Jennie Rhoda Hayes 71 years ago, just prior to coming to this County. They lived happily together, reared a family of sons and daughters, and celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary before Mrs. Cammacks death twenty years ago. Subsequently, Mr. Cammack was married to Mrs. Katie Barlow, and she survives him. Deceased is also survived by three sons and three daughters, two brothers, and three sisters and a large number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren - a total of about 158 descendants in direct line. The sons and daughters are W. H. Cammack, Mobile, Ala.; L. E. Cammack, Jackson, Miss.; Mrs J. W. Wilcox, Boston, Mass.; Mrs. S. E. Emanuel, Lorman, Miss.; W. W. Cammack, Memphis, Tenn.; and Mrs. W. F. Youngblood, Meadville (RFD) .
The brothers and sisters are Red Warren W. Cammack, Fayette; George W. Cammack, Bogalusa, La.; Mrs. Smith, Hazlehurst, Miss., Mrs Louis Martin, Gibsland, La.; and Mrs. George Shadwic, Hazlehurst, Miss.
The funeral service for Mr. Cammack was held from Fayette Methodist Church at ten o'clock Friday morning Nov. (?)3, and a large gathering of relatives and friends assembled in tribute to his memory. The service was conducted by Rev. E. E. Samples, assisted by Rev. R. E. Case of Washington, Miss., and Reb. J. B. Cain of Columbia, Miss. Mr. Cain delivered the eulogy which we are printing.
Active pallbearers were Messrs. R. A. Owen, A. C. Puffer, Robt. L. Corban, Jr., J. Grey Geoghegan, Sidney Darsey and Frank Corban"
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