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Rev Thomas Earl Serson

Rev Thomas Earl Serson

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Death 5 Nov 1948 (aged 51)
Sioux Lookout, Kenora District, Ontario, Canada
Burial Statesboro, Bulloch County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 67513532 · View Source
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City and County Mourn Death of Rev. T.E. Serson

For an hour on Tuesday of this week, the people of Statesboro and Bulloch County put aside their daily tasks to participate in a memorial service for the Rev. T. Earl Serson, pastor of the First Baptist Church here, who was drowned while on a hunting trip in Canada on Friday of last week.
The Statesboro pastor and Fred Beasley Jr., also of Statesboro, together with Peter Serson, brother of the minister, and William Evans, both of Sioux Lookout, a town in western Ontario, left that Canadian town Friday morning to go hunting.
In a telephone conversation yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Constable Small, of Sioux Lookout, Ontario, told Foy Wilson of Barnes Funeral Home that only the body of Mr. Serson had been found. He stated that the water in the lake is now freezing on ships and boats and that unless the bodies of the other three are recovered within the next few hours, it would be impossible to recover them this winter.
The constable said it is believed the accident occurred Friday night as the hunters were on their way back to Sioux Lookout. The 16-foot skiff in which they were traveling was found about 200 yards from the shore. Constable Small stated that he did not believe that was the spot where it capsized.
Rev. Serson served as a chaplain during World War II and was assigned to the local air base. Upon his discharge from the Army, he accepted a call to serve the Baptist Church here.
Rev. Serson is survived by his wife and one daughter, Sally, a student at Mercer University; his mother, three brothers, and two sisters. Funeral services will be held in Detroit.
Young Beasley is a graduate of the University of Georgia and worked with his father in a shrimping business on the Georgia coast. His parents survive.
E. L. Barnes and Logan Hagan left Statesboro Monday night and Mr. Fred Beasley Sr. left Tuesday night for Canada.
The word of the death of Rev. Serson caused sorrow in the hearts of all in this section. Extremely active in his church work, he also took an interest in civic and community affairs. All business houses in Statesboro closed from 11 until 12 o'clock on Tuesday to gather at his church for the memorial service. Rev. Chas. A. Jackson Jr., pastor of the Statesboro Methodist Church, Rev. Harrnsberger, pastor of the Presbyterian Church and Rev. John Burch, of Claxton, former assistant to Rev. Serson, led the services.
Bulloch Herald – 11 Nov 1948


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 67513532
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Thomas Earl Serson (19 Feb 1897–5 Nov 1948), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67513532, citing Eastside Cemetery, Statesboro, Bulloch County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by nu2ga (contributor 47084636) .