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Sunday, February 19, 2012

1957 :: Perry Rites Set Tuesday

Perry Rites Set Tuesday. Rockdale, Texas (AP). -- Funeral services for George Sessions Perry, writer and native of Texas, will be held here Tuesday (19th February 1957). His body was found Wednesday in Connecticut after he had been missing two months. Tentative funeral arrangements were reported by J.B. Newton, a relative. The hour has not been set. Mrs. Perry is expected to arrive Saturday by plane in Houston, where she will be met by her brother, Bill Hodges, Beaumont. They will come immediately to Rockdale, near where Perry maintained a ranch. The body of Perry, an arthritis victim, was found in a tidal stream near his Connecticut home. Coroner James Corrigan said Thursday the circumstances of the 46-year-old writer's death are "consistent with suicide." Police said they believed Perry disrobed and threw his garments into the water before entering the stream himself. Dallas Morning News, February 16, 1957

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