Date of Death: 4 Oct 1918
Subject: Andrew Clyde Modie
Memorial of Sargent Andrw [sic] C. Modie
Andrew Clyde Modie, son of A. C. and Lulu Modie, was born in Red Willow County, Nebr. December 1, 1893, died on the battlefields of France, at the age of 24 years, 10 months and 3 days. He with his parents and sister moved to Andrew County, Missouri in 1894.
He united with the Methodist church when a child and with the help of the Lord tried to live a christian life. He was married to Lavada Robinson Jan. 1, 1912, and to this union one child was born, Marie Margaret, who still survives him. His mother died when he was two years old and his father several years later.
He leaves also to mourn his departure one sister, Mrs. Lucy Whitehurst of Garden City, Kansas, his stepmother, three half brothers, Frank and Chas. Modie of Mayview, Mo., George Modie of Bolckow, three half sisters, Mrs. Grace Robert[s], of Kansas City, Kansas, Juanita and Julia of Bolckow, and a host of relatives and friends.
The body arrived in Bolckow last Friday morning, and was taken to the home of his stepmother, Mrs. Diana Modie. Sunday, Sept. 18 a military funeral was given this brave young soldier who paid the supreme sacrifice on the battle field of France, it was a sacrifice to him and his [sic], it was grand in all the boys who saved America from the "dirty hun." The services were in charge of the Dick Munkres Post of Savannah. The body was taken to the band stand in the park where Rev. N. O. Rogers, pastor of the Christian church at Savannah and chaplain of the Dick Munkres Post, preached the sermon.
The Bolckow band and a well selected choir furnished the music.
The pall bearers were Carl Dunn, Ressie Wade, Criss Hurst, Authella Wood, Fred Yates and A. C. Moore.
The firing squad was composed of the following soldiers: Raymond Dysart, Boyd Barr, [missing] Sheppard, Ray Townsend, [missing] Compton, Roy Bazonia, James Huffman, and Frank [missing], Omar Hurst in Command.
The body was buried in the Bolckow cemetery beside that of his mother.