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
TUESDAY, JAN 25, 1938
TAKEN BY DEATH
Mortician Was One of City's Most Prominent
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.
Paul Reverra is buried in Hillcrest and photos
are on the Cemetery listing