Reverra-Fewell Undertaking Company

 

Funeral homes listed in 1922 Directory
Funeral Directors
Bowden, B. D. & Co. 1613-15 Texas AVe.
Daniels, W. T. & Co. 828 Laurel John J. Jones Mgr.
East Undertaking Co. Corner Sixth and Olive
Reverra-Fewell Undertaking Co. 316 Main
Richardson Understaking Parlors, 418 W. Elm.

Directory supplied by Bill & Betty Sharp

 

Another obit that has some history in it!

Has this mans legacy been lost?
 Where are the old records now?
Shouldn’t they be transcribed?


He worked so hard and has a great legacy it is
a shame if it is lost forever?


REVERRA-FEWELL FUNERAL HOME

TEXARKANA GAZETTE
TUESDAY, JAN 25, 1938
Page 1
PAUL REVERRA
TAKEN BY DEATH
AFTER OPERATION
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Mortician Was One of City's Most Prominent Leaders
Death claimed one of Texarkana's most prominent pioneers and businessmen when Paul Reverra, Sr., died at 6 p.m. Monday at the Texarkana hospital  following an operation which was performed Saturday.   Head of the Paul Reverra Funeral Home, Sixth and Main street, Mr. Reverra was known to thousands of persons in Northeast Texas and Southwest Arkansas.  In fraternal circles, he was nationally known.     Born in Jefferson, Texas, on July 19, 1869, the son of Emmanual Reverra, from New Orleans, and Miss Cornelia Pleasant, Mr. Reverra moved to Texarkana when about ten years of age.     He was an employee of the Cotton Belt railroad for 17 years and in 1914,
he entered business for himself by associating himself with H. T. Fewell in the undertaking business under the firm name of Reverra-Fewell Undertaking company.     Four years later, Mr. Reverra purchased the entire business and changing the name to the Paul Reverra Funeral Home, continued in sole ownership until his death Monday.     Mr. Reverra was a member of St. James' Episcopal church, in which church he was a vestryman; a member of the Woodmen of the World, of which he was financial secretary of the Texarkana Camp during the past 41 years; a member of the Knights of Pythias, Independent Order of Odd Fellows; Border Lodge No. 672.  Masons; Knight Templar and was a member of Hella Temple, Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shire.     He was also a member of the Texarkana Pioneers' Association and was active member of the Texarkana Lions club.
     He is survived by his widow; one son, Paul, both of Texarkana; two daughters, Mrs. Rene DeHon, Wichita, Kas.; and Mrs. Chappell Heath, Texarkana; and four grandchildren, Paula Reverra, Texarkana; Rebecca Heath, Texarkana; and Harold and Raymond DeHon, both of Wichita.   Present at his death were all his relatives except Mr. DeHon who was en route here Monday night from his Wichita Home.     Funeral services are to be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday at St. James' Episcopal church, Fifth and Olive streets, with the rector, the Rev. David E. Holt, officiating.  Burial will be in Hillcrest cemetery.     The body will lie in state in the funeral parlors at Sixth and Main streets until the funeral hour.

Reverra Funeral Home as it is now.

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Paul Reverra is buried in Hillcrest and photos are on the Cemetery listing 

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