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Verda Virginia Peters Harlan
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Birth: Jul. 27, 1896
Winn Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Apr. 24, 1944
Rapides Parish
Louisiana, USA

Mrs. Verda Peters Harlan, wife of Henry E. Harlan, died in the Baptist Hospital early Monday morning following an illness of several weeks.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at four o'clock at the First Baptist Church after which interment was in the Winnfield Cemetery. The Rev. Eugene J. Phares of Good Pine, former pastor of the deceased when she resided in Pelican, conducted the services assisted by the Rev. H. H. McBride, pastor of the First Baptist Church, the Reverend Alwin Stokes, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, and the Rev. H. H. Hysell, pastor of the First Methodist Church. Concluding rites at the grave were conducted by the Palestine Chapter No. 55, Order of Eastern Star.

Mrs. Harlan was the daughter of the late I. A. and Helen Payne Peters, descendants of two of the pioneer families of this section who resided at Hudson and later Dodson. She was educated in the public schools of the parish and later attended Louisiana Tech at Ruston and Louisiana State Normal College at Natchitoches.

She was married to Henry E. Harlan and to them were born four children all of whom survive. The children are W. H. Harlan of Camp Croft, S.C., Tandy P. Harlan of Beaumont, Texas, Mrs. Shelton Creed of Dry Prong, and Mrs. Dwight McCartney of New Orleans.

Other surviving relatives are one brother, Ira Peters of Winnsboro and three sisters, Mrs. A. A. Smith of Homer, Mrs. Tom Hearne of Shreveport, and Mrs. J. E. Boyett of Banes, Oriente, Cuba.

Serving as pall bearers were members of the local post office staff where the husband, Henry E. Harlan is employed, and included S. E. Jenkins, P. Hugh Mercer, M. T. Crowe, Eck Bozeman, W. Leo Sowers, and Charles L. Smith.

Published in The Winnfield News-American, April 28, 1944 
Family links: 
  Isaac Allen Peters (1861 - 1916)
  Helen Haley Payne Peters (1866 - 1931)
  Henry Elbert Harlan (1891 - 1973)*
  William Henry Harlan (1915 - 1992)*
  Helen Harlan Rhodes (1917 - 2005)*
  Tandy Peters Harlan (1918 - 1993)*
  Virginia Dale Harlan McCartney (1921 - 1970)*
  Ira Brooks Peters (1887 - 1952)*
  James Paul Peters (1894 - 1940)*
  Verda Virginia Peters Harlan (1896 - 1944)
*Calculated relationship
Winnfield Cemetery
Winn Parish
Louisiana, USA
Created by: Ron Manley
Record added: Oct 17, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43208836
Verda Virginia <i>Peters</i> Harlan
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Verda Virginia <i>Peters</i> Harlan
Added by: Karen Klemm Pinckard
Verda Virginia <i>Peters</i> Harlan
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