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The Transylvania Times, February 8, 1962

Vol. 73 - No. 6, Brevard, North Carolina

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"Judge" English Buried Last Friday Afternoon

Last rites for Daniel Leon English, 89, were held last Friday afternoon at Brevard Methodist Church, with Rev. Courtney Ross, pastor, and Rev. B. W. Thomason officiating.

Masonic graveside services were conducted by members of the Dunn's Rock Masonic lodge at the Gillespie Evergreen cemetery.

"Judge", as he was affectionately known, had been a prominent attorney here in Brevard for over 60 years. During his career, he served as judge of the Transylvania county court.

He was a member of the Transylvania Bar association and the Brevard Methodist church.

Judge English died in Mountain Sanitarium hospital at Fletcher last Wednesday afternoon after a lingering illness.

Mr. English was the son of the late Rev. and Mrs. Alexander Fletcher English, and he was born on Davidson river near the English Chapel Methodist Church in Pisgah National forest.

He was educated in the public schools of Transylvania, and he took college work at Parrotsville, Tennessee. He received his law degree at the University of North Carolina.

He first opened his law office here in the Cooper building on March 13th, 1900.

During the earlier years of his practice he was associated at times with Judge H. C. Ewitt, C. B. Deaver, and L. P. Hamlin.

Judge English joined the Masonic Lodge in 1903, and he held all the various offices in the order. During his earlier life, he was a member of the Odd Fellows and the Woodmen of the World.

Mr. English was an avid hunter, and between World War I and World War II, he kept a pack of fox hounds. One of his favorite past-times was listening to the fox chase.

He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Leon English, Jr. of Brevard; tree grandchildren. Charles Robert Ebglish, of the U. S. Navy: Thomas Leon English, a student at Yale University: and Raymond A. English, of the home; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers for the service were Allison Orr, Bill Bangs, Robert Gash, Few Lyda, Vernon Fulbright, and Jerry Jerome, Jr.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Transylvania Bar association, and Fred Johnson, Oliver Orr, Vernon Neal, Roland Owen, Marvin McCall, Dr. G. B. Lynch, Osborne Bradley, J. I. Ayers, Bill and Dixon Lyday, and Frank Duckworth.

Moore-Kilpatrick Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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