Bunnell, Florida
Thursday, March 3, 1938


J. F. Lambert, one of the pioneer residents of Bunnell and Flagler County, was instantly killed Saturday morning when his automobile, in which he was riding, collided with a freight train on the railway crossing on Moody Boulevard.

Mr. Lambert was traveling east on the boulevard and for some unknown reason failed to see the northbound freight train until an instant before the car was struck by the locomotive.

Funeral services were held at the Lambert home here Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock, with Rev. W. L. Nelson, pastor of the local Methodist church officiating. Arrangements were in charge of Craig Funeral Home of St. Augustine.

The remains lay in state at the Lambert residence from three o'clock Monday afternoon until the funeral hour Tuesday. Burial was held the same afternoon in the St. Augustine cemetery by the side of his first wife, Mrs. Marie Lambert, who died in August of 1931.

Members of the local Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star Chapter, of which he was a member, attended the services in a body. He also was a member of the local Methodist church.

Major Lambert, as he was familiarly called by his friends and associates, was a native of South Carolina but was active in the turpentine, farming and real estate business in Flagler County for the past 40 years. He played an active and important part in the development of Bunnell and the creation of Flagler County: He was at one time president of the Bunnell State Bank and also the Hastings Bank.

He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. John Center of St. Augustine; one sister, Mrs. Agnes Venters of Hemmingway, South Carolina; Three brothers, Lambkin Lambert of' Johnsonville, South Carolina; B. L. Lambert, Plant City, Florida, and Andrew Lambert of Tampa, Florida.

Active pallbearers were Ed. Johnson, V. W. McKenzie, M. B. Fuller, E. S. Morris, John McIntosh, and A. A. Walker.

Honorary pallbearers: W. H. McKenzie, T. E. Holden, E. W. Johnston, J. H. McKnight, H. A. Eisenbach, C. G. Varn, E. F. Warner, H. C. Miller, G. L. Biddle, Harry Clegg, A. M. Mc­Daniel, Dale B. Brown, Ed. Roberts, W. E. Kudrna, C. O. Magee, H. T. Cook, Joe Stanish, George Moody, J. F. Mercer, S. H. Cameron, John Rice, Walter Cody, O. F. Alford, C. W. Teal, F. L. Byrd, C. H. Sieg, Ed Smith, W. H. Deen, J. D. Robinson and B. C. Stafford.