THE FLAGLER TRIBUNE
Thursday, November 14. 1946
Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the First Baptist Church for Mrs. Edith Braddock, Marie and Lonnie Braddock, mother and two children who were killed by a Florida East Coast freight train in a crossing accident last Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Braddock and the two children were in a light truck and were on their way to the Pe1licer Creek cemetery with flowers for the graves of relatives when they were struck on the crossing just north of Pellicer Creek, near where .the Arbuthnot mill used to be, and the same crossing where several members of the Arbuthnot family were killed several years ago in a like manner.
The children died instantly as the bodies were badly mutilated but, it is understood, the mother was not quite dead when the train was stopped. The truck was carried approximately 2,000 feet after being struck by the heavily loaded freight.
The Braddock family lives a few miles east of where the accident occurred but in Flagler County. The accident was in St. Johns County.
Mrs. Braddock was 44 years of age, the daughter, Marie was 12 and the son, Lonnle, was 8. All were born and lived all of their life in Flagler County.
Surviving are the husband, J. L. Braddock; two daughters, Mrs. Della Webster and Estelle Braddock; one son, Jasper; Mrs. Braddock's father, Ed Eatman, five sisters, Mrs. Etta McDougal and Josephine Eatman, Mrs. Thelma DuPont, all of Flagler County; Jackie Eatman of Daytona Beach and Mrs. Louise Blount of Hastings, N. Y.; three brothers, Willard Eatman of Flagler County; Worth and Truman Eatman of Moultrie.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. John M. Dickson, pastor of the First Baptist Church here. Burial was made at Pellicer Creek Cemetery, with Craig Funeral Home of St. Augustine in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers for Mrs. Braddock are Virgil Decker, Bion Matherly, D. D. Moody, T. E. Holden, C. O. Magee, W. H. Wells and M. R. Teters.
For Marie are Kenneth Harris, Clinton Harris, Marvin Gresham, Junior Hutchinson, Clifford Higginbotham and Mack King.
For Lonnie are Allen Reynolds, Cliff Sheffield, Junior Strickland, Harry Atkinson, J. B. Howell and Walton Kinney.