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Edgar E. Furr, TNSS Founder

Edgar E. Furr, TNSS Founder

Edgar E. Furr, TNSS Founder

Adapted from Preachers of Today, Vol. 1 (1952)

Furr, Edgar [Everett]         (link to FindAGrave Memorial)

Box 187, Natalia, Texas

BIRTH: Menard County, Texas, April 18, 1906

WIFE: Leroy B. Smith

CHILDREN: Two [Joe Ed, John]

BAPTIZED BY: R. C. Ledbetter, June 1924

BEGAN PREACHING: Abilene, Texas 1927

TRAINING: John Tarleton Junior College, Stephenville, Texas; Abilene Christian College, Abilene, Texas; Victoria College, Victoria, Texas

CHURCHES SERVED: Victoria, Texas, 1931-33; Brownsville, Texas, 1942-44; San Marcos, Texas, 1951-52

PAPERS: Firm Foundation; Gospel Guardian

RELIGIOUS DEBATES: Baptist, “Baptism” (1935); Infidel, “Inspiration of Bible” (1936); Baptist, “Apostasy, Baptism, Church” (1939)

RADIO: KRIS, Corpus Christi, Texas; KGBS, Harlingen, Texas; KEEW, Brownsville, Texas; KCNY, San Marcos, Texas

MEETINGS PER YEAR: Six

PERMANENT CONTACT: J. W. Furr, Box 412, Llano, Texas

OTHER FACTS OF INTEREST: Has been preaching for twenty-five years, during which time he has as preached in nearly every section of Texas. Has helped establish approximately twenty congregations and has encouraged some forty young men to preach. In 1946 established Texas Normal Singing School, at Sabinal, Texas, for the purpose of training song leaders, hymn writers, and singing school teachers. Has been assisted by Austin Taylor, Holland Boring, Sr. and Jr. The School operates during June each year.

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