THE FLAGLER TRIBUNE
Thursday, May 26, 1932
Lawrence Sidney Cody, Sr., aged 44 years, died in the East Coast Hospital in St. Augustine late Saturday afternoon, May 21. Mr. Cody was carried to the hospital a few days previous to his death for an appendicitis operation, his death resulting from complications arising after the operation.
Mr. Cody was born at Tocoi, in St. Johns County, of Irish parentage, his father John A. Cody having been born in Dublin, Ireland but came to the United States when 16 years of age, he dying in 1927. The deceased spent his early life in and around Hastings and St. Augustine, coming to Dupont when he was 14 years of age. He was employed while at Dupont by the U. J. White Lumber Company.
In 1906, Mr. Cody attended Southern Business College at Live Oak, Florida, and May 8, 1907, was married to Mary Virginia (Verdie) O'Neal of that city. The union was blessed with three children, Lillian, L. S. Jr., and Helen, all of whom are residents of Bunnell.
In 1911, the deceased homesteaded 80 acres a few miles west of Bunnell, which place is now known as Codyville. In 1916, he became telegraph operator for the Florida East Coast Railroad and worked for that company for 10 years, being stationed at East Palatka, Port Orange, Titusville and Bunnell.
Leaving the service of the East Coast Railroad he entered the barrel manufacturing business under the firm name of Cody-Boaz Manufacturing Company. He then sold his interest to Boaz, re-establishing another barrel plant here in partnership with George Allen in 1926 and 1927. The business was incorporated June 2, 1928 as the Cody Manufacturing Company, Mr. Cody buying Mr. Allen’s interest after the incorporation. He later established barrel plants in Welaka, Oak Hill, Ft. Pierce, Miami, Key West and Punta Gorda.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the chapel of Craig Funeral Home in St. Augustine, Father Kelly of St. Ambrose church, Moccasin Branch, officiating. Later in the afternoon the body was brought to Bunnell where another funeral service was held from the Methodist church, Rev. John B. Culpepper, Jr., pastor of the church officiating, and Rev. J. M. DeVette, assisting.
Interment was made late Tuesday afternoon in the Espanola Cemetery, where many friends of the deceased paid their last respects at the grave with its beautiful banks of floral offerings.
Surviving Mr. Cody are his widow, two daughters, Lillian Cody and Mrs. R. W. Deen, Jr., and one son, L. S. Cody, Jr., all of whom are residents of Bunnell. Other relatives surviving include two sisters, Mrs. L. L. Janes, of New Orleans, La., and Mrs. P. P. Higginbotham of Bunnell, and two brothers, R. W. Cody of Bunnell and Ed Cody of Hastings; mother-in-law, Mrs. O'Neal Griffin, of Live Oak.
The active pallbearers were H. C. Miller, B. C. Stafford, O. F. Alford, George Allen, Victor W. McKenzie and Thomas E. Holden. The honorary pallbearers were A. M. McDaniel, Claude G. Varn, J. D. Barber, Judge H. A. Henderson, John P. Gerz, W. C. Sullivan, Don Hamilton, C. M. Miller, K. K. Knight, Paul R. Burrell, Don M. Barstow and G. W. Lee.