The Death of Lebern T. Sexon

Lebern Tyree Sexton, 37, a Norfolk & Western Railway worker, died suddenly Monday at 12:45 at his home in Fullerton.”

“Mr. Sexton had become ill at work and had stopped to consult a physician in Portsmouth before returning home where he died. Death was attributed to a heart attack.”

“Mr. Sexton was born in Letitia, Kentucky, and was a son of Floyd and Dillie Boggs Sexton, who survive. Also surviving are his widow, Dorothy Sheets Sexton and these brothers and sisters: Melvin in the Navy, Orville of Flatwoods, Paul of Ottumwa, Iowa, Eugene in the Air Force, Gertrude, Arlene and June at home and Mrs. Mae Clay of Fullerton.”

“Mr. Sexton served in the Air Force during WWII. Funeral services are incomplete pending return of the brothers in the service. The body is at the home. Funeral arrangements are to be in charge of Roberson Funeral Home.”1

Certificate of Death for Lebern T. Sexton2

Funeral Announcement

“Funeral services for Lebern Tyree Sexton, 37-year-old Norfolk & Western railway worker, will be held Friday at 2 PM at the Pilgrim Holiness Church in South Shore.”

“Reverend Hollie Conley will officiate and burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.”

“Mr. Sexton became ill at work Monday and died suddenly at his home in Fullerton early that afternoon. Death was attributed to a heart attack.”

“The body remains at the residence.”3

Card of Thanks

“We wish to express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to our many relatives, friends and neighbors for the kindness and sympathy shown us in the loss of our dearly beloved Lebern Sexton. Especially do we wish to thank Reverend Hollis Conley for his impressive words, the donors of the many beautiful floral offerings and cards of sympathy, the singers, the management of the Plummer Funeral Home, and the American Legion Post of South Shore, Kentucky. -The Sexton Family.”4

In Memoriam

“In memory of Lebern t. Sexont, who passed away May 5, 1952. Just one month has passed since that sad day, when the one I loved was called away. Good took you home, it was his will, but in my heart you liveth still. The flowers I placed upon your grave may wither and decay, but my love for you who sleep beneath will never fade away. Sadly missed by wife Dorothy Sexton, Mother, Father, Sisters and Brothers.”5

  1. Lebern T. Sexton. (1952, May 6). Portsmouth Times, p. 26.
  2. “Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1967,” database, FamilySearch ( : 9 January 2019), > image 1 of 1; Office of Vital Statistics, Frankfort.
  3. Lebern T. Sexton. (1952, May 8). Portsmouth Times, p. 31.
  4. Card of Thanks. (1952, May 13). Portsmouth Times, p. 8.
  5. In Memoriam. (1952, June 5). Portsmouth Times, p. 10.
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