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 Tallahatchie County, Mississippi]. 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 [Tallahatchie, Mississippi].
This family's name is seen as both Fedric and Fedrick (Fedric is used here). The large Fedric family in Mississippi is believed to descend from Radford Jones Fedric (1819-1891), who married Emma Melton Turnipseed 1825-1884). The couple had at least eight children, including six sons, which is believed to account for the proliferation of the Fedric name in Mississippi.
Also, the Mayes/Mays name is seen in the names of many male descendants, but its origin is unknown.
More on the Fedric family can be found at:
Just enter Fedric in the search box. There are 51 Fedric entries and 12 Fedrick entries. Note that the family of the Dr. Robert Mayes Fedric of the above obituary has not been connected to the family of Radford Jones Fedric.
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