Sunday’s Obituary – Audrey (Hunt) Strait – Died 07-February-1970

Relationship to me: Great grandmother

This clipping for Audrey (Hunt) Strait was found in the vertical files of the Sussex County Historical Society in Newton, New Jersey.

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“Mrs. Ora Strait” – Funeral services for Mrs. Audrey R. Strait of 44 Pine St., Newton, were conducted yesterday (Saturday) afternoon at the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High St., Newton, with the Rev. Allan Davis, pastor of the Newton First Baptist Church, officiating.  Interment followed in North Church Cemetery.  Mrs. Strait, 81, died Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bernice Wood of Newton, after a brief illness.  Born in Branchville, she lived in Newton all of her life.  Mrs. Strait was a member of the Newton First Baptist Church and had been the former organist of the church.  She was the widow of Ora S. Strait who died in 1918.  In addition to her daughter, she leaves a son, Carl of Andover; eight grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.

screen-shot-2016-11-07-at-5-57-21-pmAnother clipping was in the possession of my grandmother Beatrice Strait (Audrey’s daughter-in-law) from an unnamed newspaper.

“Mrs. Ora Strait” – Newton – Mrs. Audrey Hunt Strait of 44 Pine St., widow of Ora Strait, died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bernice Wood at 43 Sussex St.  She was 81.   Mrs. Strait was born in Branchville and lived here most of her life.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Newton and a former organist at the church.  She leaves also a son, Carl of Andover;  eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.  Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Smith McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High St.

 

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