|Birth: ||Mar. 7, 1878|
|Death: ||Jul. 12, 1947|
From the July 17 1947 edition of the Winn Parish Enterprise:
LAST RITES MONDAY FOR CITY MARSHALL W.C.COLVIN,SR.
Willie Cal Colvin, 69, City Marshall of the Town of Winnfield for the past five years, died at his home here Saturday night, July 12, after an illness of several months.
Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church at 10:00 o'clock Monday morning, July 14, with the Rev. H.H. McBride officiating, assisted by the Rev. Alwin Stokes and Rev. C.M. Robinson. Interment was in the Winnfield Cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home.
Mr. Colvin was born in Lincoln Parish. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John A. Colvin and was a member of a large pioneer Colvin family of Lincoln and Union Parishes. His wife, the former Miss Grace Hyde, also belongs to one of the oldest and largest pioneer families of Central Louisiana. Mr. Colvin was a member of the Baptist Church and of the Woodmen of the World Insurance Society.
Mr. Colvin was elected city marshal here in April, 1942 and was re-elected in 1946 for another four year term. Little more than a year of his second term had passed at the time of his death.
For many years he was in the hotel business. His father, J. A. Colvin, built the Colvin Hotel, in Winnfield, in 1907, and was assisted in the operation by his sons until the local hotel was sold and the Colvins acquired the old T.P.A. Hotel in Alexandria. Later Mr. Colvin was in the hotel business in Prescott, Ark. About 30 years ago Mr. Colvin and his brother, the late J.M. Colvin, re-purchased the Colvin Hotel here and operated it until 15 years ago. Mr. Colvin was employed by the Louisiana State Board of Health for several years prior to his election as Winnfield City Marshal.
Surviving besides his widow are two sons, W.C.,Jr., and Stanley Colvin of Winnfield; three daughters, Mrs. Jared Beville, Kilgore, Texas, Mrs. Howard Finn, Shreveport, and Mrs. Harry Von Einem of Terre Haute, Ind.; one brother T. H. Colvin of Pineville; five sisters, Mrs. W.F. Dickerson, Mrs. A.T. Drewett, Sr., Mrs. Daisy Chelette, of Winnfield; Mrs. Johnnie LaFleur, of Ville Platte; and Mrs. G. E. Bozeman of El Paso, Texas; three grandchildren, Dickie Finn, Jared Beville, and Diane Colvin.
Pallbearers were Harwell Allen, R.D. Cantwell, E.J. Byrnes, B.L. Anderson, John Sowers, Lee Grigsby, Lambert Stroud, C.O. Barnes, Paul Jones, L.E.Boyette, Talton Rowell, W.B.Kemp, Rufus Walsh, Lee Barnett, Gamble Carter, Douglas Durrett, Bryant Sholars, R.S.Jordan, and Louis Sholars.
John Andrew Colvin (1852 - 1916)
Mildred Ball Colvin (1853 - 1939)
Grace Hyde Lolley (1884 - 1966)*
Jewel R. Colvin Beville (1908 - 2004)*
William C Colvin (1916 - 1989)*
Mildred Elizabeth Colvin Von Einem (1920 - 2011)*
Stanley Crutcher Colvin (1925 - 1968)*
James Malcom Colvin (1872 - 1932)*
Ainsley Elton Colvin (1875 - 1890)*
William Calvin Colvin (1878 - 1947)
Thomas Henry Colvin (1880 - 1968)*
Mary Annabelle Colvin Dickerson (1883 - 1964)*
Effie Colvin Drewett (1886 - 1969)*
Roy Colvin (1892 - 1932)*
Daisy Colvin Chelette (1898 - 1953)*
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Record added: Jun 24, 2008
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