The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, August 7, 1941
Page 2, Column 3
          Funeral services for  William Frederick Pemberton, age 45, World War veteran who died at 1:10 a.m. Tuesday at his home at 707 Colescott street, will be held this afternoon at 4:00 o'clock at the First Baptist church with the Rev. Clarence Hager officiating.  Burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Loren H. Murphy.  Friends many call at the late home at any time.
          Members of the Victory Post No. 70, American Legion, of which the deceased was a member, will be pallbearers and will conduct military services at the grave.
        Mr. Pemberton's death was due to heart disease and followed an illness of five years.  For the past several weeks he had been confined to the Veterans' Hospital at Dayton, O., and was brought home but a few days ago.
          He was born in Lucasville, O., May 19, 1896, the son of  Claude  and  Lillie Pemberton.  When a small child he moved with his parents to the Blue Ridge community and later moved to this city.
          On April 22, 1933, he was married to  Mildred Cowan, of Fairland, who survives with one son, William Frederick Pemberton, Jr.  Also surviving are the mother, Mrs. Walter Carter, of this city, one half-sister, Mrs. Paulina Louden, of Louisville, Ky., and one half-brother, Edward Peck, of this city.
          Mr. Pemberton enlisted in the United States army on September 2, 1918, and served during the remainder of the war.  He was a member of the First Baptist church here.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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