Jesse Japheth McKeithen

Jesse Japheth McKeithen

Grayson, Caldwell Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 20 Jan 1970 (aged 78)
Columbia, Caldwell Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Grayson, Caldwell Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 20195019 · View Source
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Funeral services for Jesse J. McKeithen, father of Governor McKeithen, will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Grayson Methodist church in Grayson. Burial will be in the Welcome Home Cemetery near Grayson.

The governor's 77-year-old father died Tuesday at 11:35 a.m. at Caldwell Hospital at Columbia of a stroke.

An attending physician said McKeithen suffered a "cerebral vascular accident" at 8 a.m. He was rushed to the hospital, but "an extension of the same process" caused his death, the doctor said.

The governor left Baton Rouge by state airplace about 10:30 a.m., but it was not known if he arrived at the hospital before his father died.

Funeral services were scheduled at Grayson Methodist Church in Grayson Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial services will follow at Welcome Home Cemetery near Grayson.

The senior McKeithen was born in Grayson Aug. 25, 1892, and was a life-long resident of Caldwell Parish. He was a career school teacher, contractor and farmer.

He is survived by his widow, the former Agnes Deette Eglin; a sister, Mrs. A. Wells of Grayson; two sons, the governor and Dr. A. E. McKeithen of Jonesboro; two daughters, Mrs. Deette Williams of Baton Rouge and Mrs. JaNette Meredith of Columbia; and 18 grandchildren.

Published in The Advocate (Baton Rouge), January 21, 1970

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