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George E. Shipp - 1940

Submitted by Donnie Pickard

Van Buren County Democrat

September 13, 1940

George E. Shipp, 71, died at his home four miles west of Formosa Sunday afternoon Sept. 1, 1940, the result of paralysis from which he has suffered since 1937. Funeral services, in charge of Shinn and son of Russellville, were conducted by Rev. Claud Jenkins of Leslie. Interment was had at the Foster Cemetery, one mile east of Scotland.

Mr. Shipp was born in Van Buren County Feb. 2, 1869. On Feb. 8, 1891 he was united in marriage to Miss Roxie Owens, near Cleveland, Conway County. Of their union eleven children were born, six of who survive: Mrs. Maude Woolverton, Shawnee, Okla., Blake Shipp, Formosa, Andy Shipp, Scotland, Mrs. Jess Kirk, Scotland, Crosby Shipp, Clinton, and Bessie Shipp, Formosa.

Besides his widow and children mentioned Mr. Shipp is survived by six grandchildren, one brother, Henson Shipp of Formosa, and one sister, Mrs. Ellen Shipp of Bragg City, Mo. He had been a member of the Church of Christ since 1903.