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William P. Sevier Jr. - Madison Parish, Louisiana

 

From Vicksburg Evening Post, September 6, 1985

 

William P. Sevier Jr. Dies; Former Mayor of Tallulah

 

TALLULAH, La. - Services for William P. Sevier Jr., 85, will be held at 2 p.m. today at Trinity Episcopal Church with the Rev. Ed Robertson officiating. Burial will follow in Silver Cross Cemetery under the direction of Crothers Funeral Home.

 

Mr. Sevier died Wednesday in Madison Parish Hospital after a short illness. He was a lifelong resident of Tallulah - a former mayor of Tallulah for 26 years, a past president and chairman of the board of Tallulah State Bank, a past president of Louisiana Bankers Association, a past vice-president of American Bankers Association, past director of Standard life Insurance Company, a World War I veteran, a member of the American Legion Post 100 of Louisiana, a graduate of LSU, a member of Sigma Nu fraternity and member of Trinity Episcopal Church.

 

Survivors include one son, Richard P. Sevier of Midland, Texas; two daughters, Mrs. Sherrill Pirone of Lexington, Ky., and Mrs. Dorothy Elliott of El Dorado, Ark.; one brother, Jim Sevier of Tallulah; three sisters, Mrs. Ada Maie Warrick and Mrs. Charlotte Ziegler both of Tallulah and Mrs. Laura Donald of Jennings, La.; and six grandchildren.

 

Pallbearers will be Robert C. Todd, Wesley Reardon, Shields Bray, A. M. Raley, Jim Gilfoil, Henry Kinsey Jr., Travis E. McNeil and Clayton Cox.

 

Honorary pallbearers will be the officers, directors and employees of Tallulah State Bank.