The following obituary was taken from the front page of the Hinton Daily News dated November 12, 1963
J. W. Bleau, 90 Claimed By Death
Joseph William Bleau, 90, widely known Meadow Creek, resident, died Monday at 11:50 P.M. in the Hinton Hospital after an
extended illness. He was born at Meadow Creek June 7, 1873, a son of the late Joseph and Virginia Gwinn Bleau and had lived
most of his life in the same area. Bleau was a member of the Meadow Creek Baptist Church. Surviving are two sons, J. W. Bleau,
Jr., of Meadow Creek, and Samuel Bleau, of Newbern, N.C.; two daughters, Mrs.Virginian Grimmett, of Cinco,W. Va., and Mrs.
Beulah Gaston, of Mobile, Alabama; one sister, Mrs. Daisy Hughes, of Philadelphia, Pa.; 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
The body is at the Ronal Meadows Funeral Parlors. Arrangements are incomplete.
The following obituary was taken from the front page of the Hinton Daily News dated November 13, 1963
Bleau Funeral Rites Thursday
Funeral rites will be held Thursday, at 2 p.m. in the Meadow Creek Baptist Church for Joseph William Bleau, 90, of Meadow
Creek who died Tuesday after a long illness. The Rev. Howard Spencer will conduct the service with burial in the Meadow Creek
cemetery. The body will be removed to the Bleau home of a son, J. W. Bleau, Jr., of Meadow Creek this afternoon at 4 o’clock
from the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors. Named as pallbearers are James Burdette, Quincy Bryson, Billy Joe Richmond, Emmett
Garten, Hobert Adkins and Curtis Burdette. Bleau was a long time resident of Meadow Creek and member of the Meadow Creek Baptist