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Mary Agee
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Birth: Jan. 18, 1949
Mercer County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Nov. 1, 1954
Mercer County
West Virginia, USA

Closed Casket Funeral Thursday
Marks End of Tragic Agee Story

Double funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at the Missionary Baptist Church at Odd for Irene Agee, 8, and her sister Mary, 6, who died of exposure Nov. 1, 1954 when they failed to find their way home from school at Egeria.

The Rev. Stollie Parsons will officiate. Burial will be made in Fairview Cemetery (Also known as Ferguson Cemetery), near Flat Top.

These arrangements were made Tuesday at Calfee Funeral Home by Steve Agee and Hild Hubbard, parents of the children.

A "closed" casket funeral will be held because of the condition of the bodies-found about midnight Monday Jan. 5, 1955 by hunters, John Roles,64, and his son Fred,29.

Animals had torn the flesh from the heads of the children, Raleigh County Sheriff John C. Ward said the jawbone of Irene was found Tuesday afternoon several feet from where the body lay. It is believed to have been dragged there by an animal.

County Coroner B.B. Richmond examined the bodies Tuesday and ruled out foul play. Death by exposure was his verdict.

Officers and funeral home attendants both said the bodies showed every indication of having been in the woods since Nov, 1,. Heavy snows and cold weather would have kept the bodies in a preserved state to some extent, they said.

Ward said the two men who found the bodies were the most faithful searchers in the section.

Family links: 
  Hilda Hubbard (1920 - 1960)
  Irene Agee (1946 - 1954)*
  Mary Agee (1949 - 1954)
*Calculated relationship
Ferguson Cemetery
Flat Top
Mercer County
West Virginia, USA
Created by: In Memory of my son Rona...
Record added: Oct 07, 2006
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Mary Agee
Added by: In Memory of my son Ronald and mother Piney
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Jesus took these 2 little girls to his bosom and they will suffer no more.
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