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 Decade: 1960-1969
 Year: 1961
 Collection: African American Funeral Programs of San Antonio
[Funeral Program for Martha McPherson, May 13, 1961]
Funeral program for Sister Martha McPherson, died May 1961. The funeral was held May 13, 1961 at Mount Zion First Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. C. William Black, Jr. The funeral arrangements were made through Lewis Funeral Services and she was buried in East View Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.
[Funeral Program for Virgil Adamson, Sr., September 15, 1961]
Funeral program for Virgil Adamson, Sr., born March 12, 1894 and died September 9, 1961. The funeral was held September 15, 1961 at St. Paul Methodist Church, officiated by Rev. J. H. Carruthers. The funeral arrangements were made through Lewis Funeral Home and he was buried in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery near San Antonio, Texas.
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