Merced Sun Star, Merced, CA.
Tuesday, March 1, 1955, page 2
Hershel Gryder
DOS PALOS -- Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday in the Whitehurst Funeral Chapel for Hershel Harley Gryder, 43-year-old dairyman and farmer who died in his sleep at his home on Linden Ave. on Sunday.
 Full Masonic rites will be observed. Participating in the services will be the Rev. W. P. Brian of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Dos Palos. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery in Merced.
 Mr. Gryder was born April 23, 1911, in Nellyville, Mo. He has lived in California the past 19 years, most in the Firebaugh and Dos Palos areas.
 Besides having been a member of the Masonic Lodge, he was also a member of the Dos Palos Grange.
 He leaves his widow, Mrs. Bessie May Gryder; two sons, Wayne 17 and Ernie 15, of Dos Palos; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gryder of Harviell, Mo.; two brothers, Cordial of San Francisco, and Manuel of Michigan; a sister, Mrs. Edith Couch, San Francisco; a half sister, Mrs. Esther Danielson, St. Louis, and a half brother, Ed Hyde, Naylor, Mo.

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