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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

From the Files of Marguerite Cook Clark: Charles Jefferson Frye of Ringgold, Bienville Parish, Louisiana

These are two of the many, many clippings found in the collection of Marguerite Cook Clark of Ringgold in Bienville Parish, Louisiana.  Charles Jefferson Frye was married to Allie Belle Trott, a cousin of Marguerite. Both Marguerite and Allie Belle are descendants of my great-great-grandfather, Reddick Bryan. 

I take the blame for the poor copy of the obituary to the right so created the transcription below. 

C. J. Frye Expires At Age of 70

Funeral services for C. J. Frye of Ringgold were held Wednesday afternoon in Ringgold. Mr. Frye died of a heart attack Tuesday afternoon. He was 70.

Services were held at the Ringgold First Methodist Church at 3 p. m. Officiating were Rev. Roy Grant, Rev. Floyd A. McCarty, and Rev. Kenneth Gipson.  Burial was in Providence Cemetery under direction of Rockett Funeral Home of Ringgold.

Mr. Frye was a veteran of World War I, a member of the American Legion and the Ringgold Methodist Church. A retired groceryman, he had lived in Ringgold for the past 40 years. He served the town as marshal from 1936 to 1939 and as Mayor from 1958 to 1962. He taught the Men’s Bible Class and served on the official board of the Ringgold Methodist Church. He had served as chairman of the official board. He was a native of Fryeburg.

Survivors are Mrs. Allie Bell Trot Frye of Ringgold, a son Billy Lee Frye of Baton Rouge, a grandson Charles (Chuck) Frye of Bossier City, two nieces, Mrs. Rene Roberson of Gilliam and Mrs. Ruby Metcalf of Little Rock.

Pallbearers were the following stewards of Ringgold Methodist Church: Robert P. Conley, Edward Davis, O. D. Jones, Bob Mitchell Jr., Floyd S. Radzikowski, Roger Sparks, Dr. D. P. Thomas, and E. S. Woodard. Honorary pallbearers were E. B. Gipson, Alvin Lawson, Rev. Floyd McCarty, G. B. McCoy, George Thomas, C. E. Williams, and Lex Fair. 


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Family photographs and documents from the collection of Marguerite Cook Clark. Accessed April 28, 2014 and September 14, 2014. Used with permission.

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