|William L. Pannill (obituary)|
|May 19, 1940 - Funeral services were conducted at the home here at 10 am today for William Letcher Pannill, 59, prominent industrial and civic leader who died at his Church Street residence late Sunday night.|
His pastor, Dr. Charles W. Reed, of Anderson Memorial Presbyterian Church, assisted by Dr. Charles F. Myers, of Greensboro, and the Rev. Charles C. Fishburne, Jr., of Christ Episcopal Church, were in charge of the services at the home.
The body was carried to Oakwood Cemetery and placed in the Keesee-Simmons mausoleum [later was moved to the Pannill Mausoleum] amid one of the largest floral offerings ever accorded a local citizen, attesting the prominence and high esteem in which he was held. More than 110 cars were required to carry those who went from the home to Oakwood cemetery where he was buried.
Active pallbearers were T. M. Ford, O. D. Ford, K. C. Whittle, R. M. Simmons, J. E. Howard, D. H. Pannill, S. S. Walker and Dr. J. A. Shackelford.
Honorary pallbearers were: P. T. Heath, Clyde Davis, Edward Lehman, Ross Penry, W. W. Parcell, Hunt Smith, Raymond Bouseman, Thomas Morris, Jr., C. S. Bailey, J. T. Clark, E. T. Yeaman, Eppa Mosley, Paul Pulliam, Jess Chambers, J. E. Kallam, Julian Warren, Paul Haynes, Homer Barger, Bill Lehman, W. E. Haynes, Holliday Yeaman, Sam Stanley and others.
Flowerbearers included the following: a list of 93 names and others.
Surviving are his wife, six daughters and one son. Two brothers and three sisters also remain.
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