New Albany Daily Ledger

6 Jan 1941 p1 c6

Joseph GARLAND, 65, Rail Flagman, Dies At Post of Duty
Joseph S. GARLAND, 65, died unexpectedly at 7:30 a.m. Thursday while on duty as flagman in the southern railroad tower on west Fourth. He resided at 211 West main and had been employed with the Southern railroad 45 years, holding the position of bridge carpenter until failing health made it necessary to transfer to the flagman job. He was a member of the Christian church at Birdseye and of the Brotherhood of Railroad employees. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Lona GARLAND; three sons, Oates D. and Clemente, New Albany, and Noah M., who is with the U. S. army of occupation in Germany; a daughter, Mrs. Delores VOELKER, New Albany; five Grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Lizzie BOVES, Birdseye. The body is at the Seabrook funeral [New Albany] home pending the funeral which will be Saturday at 2 p.m.

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