Brother Vernon Fields was born Jan. 7, 1918, and passed from this life march 15, 1966 making his stay here
on earth 48 years, one month, and six days.

   He was the son of Sampson and Mary Caudill Fields of Defeated Creek, Ky.  In the year of 1938 he met and
married Velma Smith Fields of Banks, Ky., and to this union were born two children, Mrs. Jack Niece of Hazard,
Ky., and Terry Fields of Banks, Kentucky.

   Some several years ago Brother Vernon felt the need of a Savior, and according to his own words, he called
diligently on the Lord, and He heard his cry and delivered him from that awful burden of sin; some time after that
he joined the Cedar Grove Regular Baptist Church.

   The brothers of the church had so much confidence in him, that the church chose him as a deacon of the
church, and he lived so faithful to this vocation that many have made the remark, he was one of the best.  
Brother Vernon has blazed a trail to the land of the blessed for his children, loved ones and many friends.

   This beautiful trail which he blazed is marked by honesty, humbleness, kindness, faithfulness, and strong love
he left along its path as he lived in this life.

   Though our hearts are grieved, and we are in much sorrow as we are here today.  Yet we are looking to the
day we will be blessed to see Brother Vernon in that beautiful city he has told us so much about so many times.

   He leaves to his loss several brothers and sisters, his wife and two children, and so many friends and loved
ones, but we are trying to console ourselves with the wonderful thought that he shall live again in the resurrection
of the dead.

                           Elder Beckham Fields