Contributed by Bill Reagan
Funeral services for Preston J Stogner, 87, were Monday at Carson Springs Baptist Church with Revs. James McCraney, Bob Lowery, Donald Allen and Enos Branch officiating. He died Nov. 2 at his residence. Stogner was born Nov. 1, 1899 (correction inked in) in Walthall County, son of Thomas Edward and Cordilla McCain Stogner. He was a farmer.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Vella Duncan Stogner, Sandy Hook; five sons, J.P. Stogner, Prentiss; Felder Stogner, Angie; James Stogner, Sandy Hook; Alton Stogner, Tylertown; Clyde Stogner, Middlesboro, Ky; one daughter Mrs. Eddie Ree Reagan, Tylertown; one brother, Lewis Stogner, Columbia; three sisters, Stella Haley, Tylertown; Delia Sorrell, Sandy Hook; Evie Schillings, Bogalusa; 22 grandchildren; 37 great-granchildren.
Pallbearers were David Stogner, Kenny Stogner, Jimmy Stogner, Jeffie Stogner, William Reagan and Wallace Reagan. Honorary pallbearers were Roy Thomas, Lawrence Moore, Charles Duncan, Thad Thomas, Billy F. Kennedy and Homer Crain.
Burial was in Carson Springs Cemetery with Hartman-Hughes in charge.