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Fedric, Dr. Robert Mayes

Male 1918 - 2008  (89 years)

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  • Name Fedric, Robert Mayes  [1, 2, 3
    Title Dr. 
    Birth 4 Nov 1918  Charleston, Tallahatchie County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 27963 
    Death 1 Jan 2008  Greenwood, Leflore County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Burial Charleston Cemetery, Charleston, Tallahatchie County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I27424  Caswell County
    Last Modified 13 Oct 2023 

    Father Fedric, Dr. Jones Edward,   b. 10 Aug 1885, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1931 (Age 45 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Cook, Carrie Emma,   b. 1887   d. 1984 (Age 97 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Reference Number 367458 
    Family ID F11211  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
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    Family ID F348  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 13 Oct 2023 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 4 Nov 1918 - Charleston, Tallahatchie County, Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 1 Jan 2008 - Greenwood, Leflore County, Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - - Charleston Cemetery, Charleston, Tallahatchie County, Mississippi Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Dr. Robert Mayes Fedric, D.D.S. (1918-2008)

      Services for Dr. Robert Mayes Fedric of Greenwood [Leflore County, Mississippi] will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Greenwood [Leflore County, Mississippi]. Dr. Fedric, 89, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008, at his residence. He was born on Nov. 4, 1918, to Jones Edward and Carrie Emma Fedric in Charleston. Dr. Fedric graduated from Charleston High School in May of 1937. He attended Sunflower Junior College (now Mississippi Delta Community College) from 1937-1938 before attending the University of Mississippi from 1938-1940. He entered the University of Louisville Dental School in 1941, graduating in 1944.

      Dr. Fedric entered the United States Army Special Training Program in 1942. He was commissioned as a captain in the Army in 1950; he was decommissioned in 1952 for health reasons. He was in the United States Air Force from March of 1955 until his retirement with the rank of major in 1957. He returned to Greenwood in 1957 until his retirement in 1986. Dr. Fedric married Mary Lucas Quackenboss on June 12, 1948.

      He is survived by his wife, Mary Lucas Quackenboss Fedric of Greenwood; two daughters, Mary Lucas Fedric Thompson and husband Timothy of Schlater and Elizabeth Quackenboss Fedric Sevier and husband Andrew of Texarkana, Texas; two sons, Robert Mayes Fedric Jr. of Greenwood and James Edward Fedric and wife Mireya of Layayette, La.; two sisters-in-law, Eloise Quackenboss of Greenwood and Sarah Quackenboss French of Norwalk, Conn.; five grandchildren, Mary Clair Thompson, Dorothy Ellen Thompson, Nathan Christopher Thompson and William Timothy Thompson, all of Schlater and Abigail Elizabeth Sevier of Texarkana, Texas; and a number of nieces and nephews.

      Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Wilson and Knight Funeral Home. The Rev. Rob Thacker will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Charleston City Cemetery in Charleston.

      Note that at the event described below Sarah Buckingham Quackenboss was presented by her brother-in-law, husband of her sister Mary Lucas Quackenboss.

      1959 Delta Debutantes Are Presented: White-Silver Ball Held at Country Club

      At one of the most beautiful balls ever given in the Mississippi Delta, 25 debutantes, daughters of prominent Southern families, were presented to society last night at the annual Delta Debutante Club Ball held at the Greenville Country Club under the sponsorship of Mrs. Lawrence Lipscomb Paxton and the Delta Debutante Club Board. Conwell Sykes served as master of cermonies and two orchestras, Bert Taggart's and Johnny Longs, played for the presentation ceremony and for the dancing. A champagne breakfast was served at the end of the ball. Guests from all parts of the South attended the affair that is the most important social event of the Delta mid-winter season. On either side of the club entrance were placed huge flocked Christmas trees, entwisted with twinkling lights. These could be seen from the winding drive that leads to the club. A red velvet carpet was placed between the trees and extended up the steps to the entrance.

      In the foyer a tremendous arrangement of white chrysanthemums in a white epergne was featured. The entire reception area was decorated in white and silver. Mr. and Mrs. William Yandell of Vance greeted the guests. Mrs. Paxton received in a costume of tangerine satin with matching jewelry and accessories.

      In the lounge the decorative scheme was carried out with large arrangements of the chosen flowers. Mrs. Hazelwood Farish, Mrs. Walter Lee Shelton, and Mrs. John Kirk received.

      In the ball room the walls were draped with cloth of silver and at each corner were ceiling high white Christmas trees entwined with twinkling lights. These reflected the glitter of the crystal chandeliers overhead. The twenty-five debutantes were presented from a revolving Christmas tree shaped dais. The wore all white formals and three pure white orchids to which were attached tiny flash lights turned on during a moment of darkness before their presentation. Grouped about the lower part of the living Christmas tree were the pages and their escorts, the girls in white frocks of the pre-Civil War period.

      Debutantes Introduced

      Miss Sarah Buckingham Quackenboss, presented by Dr. Robert Mayes Fedric, Greenwood, escorts: James Waller Ware, Baton Rouge, La., James Milton Saunders, Greenwood.

      The Delta Democrat-Times (Greenville, Mississippi), Thursday, 24 December 1959.

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Obituary of Dr. Robert Mayes Fedric, D.D.S. (1918-2008).

    2. Details: 1920 US Federal Census (Charleston, Tallahatchie County, Mississippi) (Household of Jones Edward Fedric).

    3. Details: Gravemarker in the Charleston Cemetery (Charleston, Tallahatchie County, Mississippi).