George Fred Sodders

Contributed by Karen Burwell.  Thanks, Karen!

From: Unknown Newspaper

          George Fred Sodders was born in Hamilton County, Illinois May 3, 1885, and departed this life July 6, 1951, age 66 years, two months and three days.  He professed faith in Christ at an early age and united with the Baptist Church at Pleasant Hill.

          Fred, as he was familiarly known to his friends, was a quiet soft spoken man.  He was industrious, working faithfully at his chosen trade, that of barber for a period of about 40 years.  He was well liked by all who knew him, all of whom feel that a good man has gone from this community.

          Mr. Sodders took delight in doing whatever task he undertook in the very best manner possible.  He took special pride in his garden, and to visit with him and go about his vegetables and neat garden lands one was reminded of the scripture that says “The Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden and in it he put the man that He Had Made.”

          Mr. Sodders was intensely devoted to his family every member of which shared equally in his love and affection.  He leaves to mourn his passing his devoted wife, Alice, two sisters, Mrs. Ollie Rose of Washburg, Illinois, Mrs. Dora Stewart of Dahlgren, Illinois, five sons, Frank of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Ottis of Dahlgren, Illinois, Paul of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, Ted of Belle Rive, Illinois, Owen of Detroit, Michigan.  One daughter, Mrs. Ruth Howell of Bluford, Illinois, and many other relatives and friend.

Sunset and Evening Star
And one clear call for me
And may their be no moaning at the bar
When I put out to sea.

Twilight and evening bell
And after that the dark
And may there be no sadness of farewell
When I embark.

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