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Mostly obits February 1949 Bowie News

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The Bowie News
Bowie, Montague County, Texas

Friday, February 4, 1949

Renne Allred
Impressive last rites were held in the First Methodist Church in Bowie, Sunday afternoon, for RENNE ALLRED, age 84, early pioneer prominent citizen of Bowie area. The services were conducted by the pastor, Rev. J. C. MANN, were attended by a large crowd. He died Thursday, January 27, at the home of his son, the former governor JAMES V. ALLRED, in Houston. Mr. Allred was born in Cherry Mound, Grayson County, Texas, Dec. 6, 1864 and moved to Bowie in 1893 where he served as a rural mail carrier for 26 years before his retirement. For years he was active in civic and political affairs of this section and members of his family have been prominent in various parts of the state. The sons were pallbearers and interment in Elmwood cemetery directed by Burgess funeral home. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. MARY ALLRED of Bowie; five sons, O. H. and BEN ALLRED both of Fort Worth, RAYMOND ALLRED of Odessa, JAMES V. ALLRED of Houston and RENNE ALLRED Jr. of Austin; a daughter, Mrs. MAURINE CHRISTINE of Fort Worth; ten grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. ROBERT NOE of Denison, all attended the funeral.

Fred Brown
Mr. and Mrs. TAN TURNER and Mr. and Mrs. E. R. MANGUM were in Comanche, Oklahoma, Tuesday, where they attended the funeral of Mrs. Mangum’s uncle, FRED BROWN, who was a pioneer of this section before moving to Oklahoma.

More Men Enlist
Area enlistments for Montague County the past two weeks, as reported by S/Sgt. ROY E. MORROW, local recruiting officer, are as follows, TOMMY WELCH of Bowie for three years in the Air Borne, JAMES F. MCLAUGHLIN of Montague for three years in Regular Army; JOHNNY W. HOLMES and BOBBY J. BROWN of Nocona for three years in Regular Army, unassigned; WILLIAM W. JACKSON of Forestburg, re-enlistment for three years in Signal Corps.

LEROY BAKER, Seaman/3rd Class in U. S. Navy, has been home on furlough, meeting old friends here. He is the son of Rev. and Mrs. W. L. BAKER of Sunset and was recently stationed in Panama.

Tribute of R. B. Brown of Newport by ED BULLS
The death of R. P. ‘PENSON’ BROWN of Newport last week removed from the walks of this life, a pioneer settler of Newport, loved and respected. Mr. Brown was 79 years old and had resided at Newport in Clay County for 63 years, with whom the writer (Ed Bulls) had been closely associated for 56 years of that time. He died at a Henrietta hospital on Tuesday, Jan. 25, where he had been taken for a few days of treatment. His funeral was held at Newport Union Church on Thursday, with burial in the Newport cemetery. Bro. Brown always had a heart full of sympathy for those that needed sympathy. He was a Christian and lived his Christian life every day and walked in the paths of righteousness.

Mrs. J. H. Holaway, age 76, resident of the Salona community, died at her home Sunday, Jan. 30, after a lengthy illness. She was born in Mississippi, Feb. 11, 1871, moving to Arkansas before coming to Texas. She was a resident of Salona the past 33 years. Funeral services were conducted Monday at the Burgess funeral home chapel with Rev. W. W. BAKER of the Fundamental Baptist Church officiating. Interment was in Salona cemetery. Survivors include her husband, J. H. Holaway of Bowie, sons M. S. WELLS and J. V. WELLS both of Bowie; sisters, Mrs. MINNIE YOKUM of Maysville, Oklahoma, and Mrs. LULA BOGGS of Ione, Arkansas; three grandsons and three great-grandchildren.

Card of Thanks from the family of W. M. TUCKER, signed by Mrs. W. M. Tucker; Mr. and Mrs. L. O. TUCKER and daughter; Mr. and Mrs. W. E. TUCKER; Mr. and Mrs. L. E. TUCKER.

L. K. Hunter
LEONARD K. HUNTER, age 78, pioneer Sunset resident, died Sunday in Keller, Texas, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. E. ADMIRE, where he had been making his home the past year. He was born in Franklin County, Arkansas, May 22, 1870, and had been a resident of Sunset for 69 years, where he was engaged in lumber business. He was a member of the Masonic lodge over 40 years and past master of the Sunset chapter. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 1, from the Sunset Baptist Church. Interment was in the Sunset cemetery directed by Burgess funeral home. Survivors include his daughter, Mrs. J. E. Admire of Keller; son J. K. HUNTER of Bowie; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

PFC JOHNNY L. RAYMOND was born and reared in this community, liked and loved. Even though Johnny embittered on having to go, he cried and said, “I will never come back home,” he gladly gave his life for his country on Saipan on July 1944. His remains were brought home and laid to rest in Mountain Park cemetery at Saint Jo, Jan. 18. Survivors include his wife, and little son JOHN L. of Wichita Falls; his parents Mr. and Mrs. JOHN RAYMOND; one brother ROSCOE RAYMOND of Saint Jo; one sister Miss PEARL RAYMOND of Dallas; and other relatives. Those from here attending the services in honor at the Church of Christ at Saint Jo were: Messrs and Mmes. LONNIE YOUNG, JOHN COOK, CLATE BENNETT, DELMER NORVELL, BILL BESS, HARVE BOWEN, Mesdames STARR MANN, WAYNE THOMPSON and ERN UMBERSON; WILL PETREL, JAKE SEIBOLD, N. R. JOHNSON and son STARR.
Mr. and Mrs. CHESS LONG of Wichita Falls visited his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES LONG.
Miss BERNICE BAKER of Nocona visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. CLAUDE BAKER and family.
Mr. and Mrs. HENRY LYNCH had guests, their children, Mr. and Mrs. C. V. THOMPSON of Dallas and Mr. and Mrs. NAOMI MORRIS of Galveston, her brother, Mr. and Mrs. CURTIS YOUNG and sons JOE and RAY.
Mrs. PETE SORROW and children of Saint Jo visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. JOHN COOK. LARRY and LINDA remained to spend the night with their grandparents.
Mrs. BARNEY BROGDON and children visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. ELL STEADHAM of Saint Jo.
Mr. and Mrs. LONNIE YUONG and CHARLES visited the home of his sister Mrs. IDA BROWN of Saint Jo; other guests there were another sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES WILLIAMS of Madill, Okla.
Mr. and Mrs. LEO J. WIESE Jr. of Dallas and Mr. and Mrs. BAILEY JACKSON visited the TEMPLE YARBROUGH of Bowie.
Mrs. J. C. ‘NAOMI’ MORRIS visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. HENRY LYNCH then returned home to Galveston. She was accompanied by her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. CURTIS YOUNG to Gainesville where she boarded a bus.

New Citizen from Chico Wants House
H. W. LYON is the new man at the Golden-Surber Hardware, moving to Bowie from Chico with his wife and children JACK 13 and YVONNE 9, as soon as a house can be secured here. He was formerly in business at Chico.

Mr. and Mrs. JACK RHODES of Fort Worth visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. JACK MILLER and family.
Mr, and Mrs. JOHN HOGAN and children of Amarillo visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. JOHN HOLLAND and family.
Mr. and Mrs. HOMER PARR and son, Mr. and Mrs. JACK DENNIS and daughter visited the CLIFFORD PARR family at Bowie.
Mr. and Mrs. JACK DENNIS and daughter of Saint Jo visited parents Mr. and Mrs. HOMER PARR.
Mr. and Mrs. MOSE TOMPKINS purchased a new Dodge pickup.

Ellery Lynn
ELLERY LYNN, age 61, was killed last Sunday when his car and east-bound Missouri-Kansas-Texas passenger train collided at a crossing. He had been a rural mail carrier in and around Henrietta the past 20 years. Mr. Lynn was returning to his home from Stanfield when the accident occurred at the Standfield crossing, 2 miles east of Ringgold. He is survived by a son, LOWELL LYNN of Henrietta, a daughter Mrs. NAOMI KELLER of New York City; four brothers and two sisters.

Friday, February 11, 1949

Article and picture for Mr. and Mrs. A. J. STEGALL
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. STEGALL of 301 Small St., Bowie, celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary the other day. He is 92 and she is 77, both have held membership in the Baptist Church more than 60 years. Their daughter, Mrs. BURL SMITH of Cumby served them an anniversary dinner and a beautiful cake. Mr. and Mrs. Stegall made their home in the Denver community after they were married at Saint Jo. They moved to Bowie three years ago. A son, LEVI STEGALL, lives in Detroit.

Newport News by Mrs. R. H. BROOM
Mr. and Mrs. WALTER MORRIS and W. L. MORRIS visited with CHARLES MORRIS in Stamford.
Mrs. A. E. MCMANUS visited her children here.
Mr. and Mrs. J. ZENN TAYLOR and son of Denison visited their parents Mr. and Mrs. F. A. CORDELL and Mrs. NANNIE TAYLOR.
Miss SHIRLEY LEMONS attended the ballgame at Bowie.
Mr. and Mrs. DUNK CORDELL and children visited her sister, Mr. and Mrs. ORAN PICKETT and family at Jacksboro.
Mr. and Mrs. CECIL PICKETT and children were in Henrietta.
ORAN PICKETT of Jacksboro visited his mother Mrs. OLA PICKETT.
Mr. and Mrs. VIRGIL DEWEBER and BETTY of Bellevue visited his sister Mr. and Mrs. JAMES OGLE and family.
C. M,. KEENUM, employed at Dallas, spent the weekend with his wife and children here.
VARNER WILLIAMS of Slaton and JOHN GEORGE SHIPP of Shallowater visited Mr. and Mrs. O. M. SHIPP here.
Mr. and Mrs. ANDY DUNLAP, ANITA KAY, and BENNIE; Mr. and Mrs. DUNK CORDELL, ENDA, RHE, and LEE shopped in Bowie.
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. MORRIS, ROYCE, and CAROL JEAN of Bowie, visited with his parents Mr. and Mrs. WALTER MORRIS.
Mrs. HELEN JEFFRIES and PAT were in Vernon.

R. H. Wainscott
Final rites were held Monday, Feb. 7, for RILEY H. WAINSCOTT, age 80, who has resided in the Denver community those 90 years. He died Sunday at his home near Sunset. The parents of Mr. Wainscott came from Iowa and Mr. Wainscott was born en route to Texas. His father was killed in an Indian raid when he was just a small child. Rev. E. H. MARSHALL officiated at the services at the Denver cemetery, arranged by Burgess funeral home. Survivors include the following children, Mrs. MYRTLE THOMPSON of Snyder, Okla., Mrs. ETHEL CAMPBELL of Norman, Okla., D. L. WAINSCOTT of Sunset, Mrs. ROSIE ALEXANDER of California; 22 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.

T. H. Nichols
T. H. NICHOLS, a former resident of Buffalo Springs and Bowie, died Wednesday in his home in Dallas. Funeral services were conducted at Dallas Thursday morning and burial was in Elmwood cemetery in Bowie. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. WHITE, of Buffalo Springs; and two grandsons, VERNON NICHOLS and JAMES WHITE, both of Bowie.

Card of Thanks from the family of S/Sgt. JERVIS L. LYONS, special thanks to the Burgess funeral home, the V.F.W. boys for the service, Mrs. WILL YOUNG for the music, and Mr. and Mrs. ALVIN BACCUS for serving lunch in their home Sunday, from Mr. and Mrs. T. B. LYONS, Mr. and Mrs. EARL HARRIS and family, Mr. and Mrs. DEWEY ROBERTS, Mr. and Mrs. JESSE LYONS and family, Mr. and Mrs. RUSSELL HANKINS.

Park Springs by Mrs. JOHN HIBDON
The body of LUTHER ASFORD arrived here from Bairoil, Wyoming, Friday, for burial in the Cumbie cemetery, beside his parents. The body was accompanied by his brother, BILL ASHFORD and Mrs. Ashford; another brother, LES ASHFORD and daughter Miss PLYMAS. Funeral services were held in the Church of Christ conducted by the minister, Mr. Beck. The Ashford family is well known here, having lived here many years.
Mr. and Mrs. M. B. ALLEN visited their daughter Mrs. VIRGIL EARP and family at Fort Worth.
Mrs. C. S. RAGAN slipped on a floor at her home in Olney and broke a wrist.
JUNIOR WALKER is home from the hospital at Decatur where he had his appendix removed.
W. E. WHETSELL was called to Wichita Falls where his mother is ill.
Mrs. ETTA SMITH of Sunset, twin sister of Mrs. RAY CHAMBERS, is still in the hospital, slowly recovering from injuries received in a fall on the ice.
Mr. and Mrs. WRIGHT ALEXANDER went to visit their children who reside at Wichita Falls.
J. M. HUCKABEE was among the friends who attended the funeral of Luther Ashford in Chico and interment in the Cumby cemetery Friday.
While enroute to Park Springs from their home in Bairoil, Wyoming, last week, Mr. and Mrs. JIM HUCKABEE and two children had the misfortune of having their car completed wrecked while being towed across a bridge in a heavy snow storm. A truck smashed into it from the rear, the wrecked car landed in the river, no one was hurt. They finished the trip by railway and are at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. BARNEY HAMILTON.
HENRY FRANKS of Henrietta visited with Mrs. Franks at her delightful farm home near her daughter, Mrs. PEARL BEATY.
Miss GEORGIA and Mrs. FRANK MCKINNEY visited their nephew and wife, L. R. APPLING, in Decatur.

Miss PENELOPE ANN INMAN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. INMAN of Sulphur Springs, Texas, became the bride of GEORGE HOELDTKE of Bowie, Saturday, Jan. 8, at the home of the officiating minister, Rev. THOMAS E. HARDY of the First Methodist Church. The only attendants were Miss JO ANN PAYNE of Fort Worth and NEWT WHITEHEAD of Bowie. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. HOELDTKE of Bowie, graduate of Bowie high school and employed at the First National Bank of Bowie.

Work Progresses on Drive-In Café
BOB WELCH of Austin and BILL T. WELCH of Port Arthur, sons of Mr. and Mrs. TANDY WELCH, are expecting to be able soon to open a new drive-in café across the street from the Travel-In Court on East Wise St. They are erecting a new frame building on the lot next door to the home of Mrs. G. O. SLAUGHTER.

Died Suddenly
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday from the First Baptist Church for Mrs. ELIZABETH KLEINHANS, age 70, who died at her home Sunday afternoon. She was born in Germany, Jan. 30, 1870, and came to America in 1891 and became a naturalized citizen. She was married to MIKE KLEINHANS in the same year, and came to Bowie where she lived the past 54 years. She converted at age of 14 and united with the Lutheran Church. Rev. G. B. BRADSHAW of the First Baptist Church, at her request, conducted her services. Mrs. WILL YOUNG and Mrs. HOMER B. LATHAM both sang her favorite hymns, ‘Old Rugged Cross’ and ‘Abide with Me.’ Interment was in the Elmwood cemetery directed by Owens & Brumley funeral home. She leaves five children, one son, ALFRED KLEINHANS of Bowie; four daughters, Mrs. LEAN SHULTZ of Dallas, Miss LOUISE KLEINHANS and Mrs. MARIE HARPER of Hereford; and Mrs. ANNIE KRANOW of Bowie; eight grandchildren and one great-grandson. Pallbearers: EWING GREEN, SCOTT AVERY, WILL RICHARDSON, JOHN WININHAM, FRED HUSFIELD, and WILLIE HOELDTKE.

Card of thanks from the family of L. K. HUNTER, signed by Mr. and Mrs. J. K. HUNTER and family; Mr. and Mrs. J. E. ADMIRE and family; Mr. and Mrs. KEELAN TUCKNIES; Mr. and Mrs. WAYNE WHETSELL.

Friday, February 18, 1949

W. J. ‘Bud’ Clark
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 16, at the Burgess funeral home chapel for WILLIAM J. ‘BUD’ CLARK, age 75, who died at the Bowie Clinic hospital Sunday, suffering a heart attack. Mr. Clark was born in Hood County and moved to Montague at age of two and lived there for 54 years then moved to Bowie. He married Miss MYRTLE MAE DAVIS of Montague in December of 1897. Until his retirement a few years ago, he was a cotton buyer for S. DAUBE & Co. and was identified prominently with business and civic life in Bowie. Rev. G. B. BRADSHAW officiated with interment at Elmwood cemetery. Pallbearers: BUCK JAMESON, PAUL DONALD, LOUIS HOLLAND, FRANK MOSS, LEE QUISENBERRY, and HORACE AYRES. He was a member of the Baptist church. Survivors include his widow; four sons, LEONARD CLARK of Bowie, LEO CLARK of Okmulgee, Okla., MIKE CLARK of Houston and CHESTER CLARK of Corpus Christi; three daughters, Mrs. VERA PARRISH and Mrs. MARY TUCKER both of Bowie, Mrs. FRANCES BENNETT of Borger, and eight grandchildren.

W. H. Griffin Will Move to Dallas
W. H. GRIFFIN sold his residence, a large modern house and lot at the corner of West Wise and Hulme streets, to Mrs. HALLIE COLLINS, Bowie realtor. Mr. and Mrs. Griffin will move to Dallas.

Mrs. J. E. THORNE is a new clerk at the Style Shop.
Mrs. MAMIE TAYLOR and son MIKE arrived from California.

LEON OVERSTREET, a former Bowie resident, was killed Thursday, Feb. 10, in an automobile accident on Hwy 81 north of Reno El Reno?), Oklahoma. He was born six miles east of Bowie and served four years in the armed services. His wife preceded him in death four months. They were making their home in Oklahoma City. Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Nazarene church at Ryan, Okla. He is survived by his mother, six brothers and one sister, all living near Ryan, Okla. Attending from Bowie were Mr. and Mrs. H. OVERSTREET, an uncle; Mr. and Mrs. JOE OVERSTREET, ROY OVERSTREET, Mrs. BOB WHITE, Mrs. GAYLE BRADLEY, Mr. and Mrs. IKE PARKS, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. MARTIN Sr.; C. L. MARTIN Jr.; MARVIN BAKER, Rev. W. G. BURTON, H. H. MCPHERSON, Mrs. MINNIE EDWARDS, Mrs. J. V. CLARKE and daughter TEDDIE, CY MARTIN, Mr. and Mrs. JIM MCCARROLL and Mrs. TOM DITTO.

Mrs. W. O. HALL and children BILLY and CAROLYN of Childress spent the weekend with her parents Mr. and Mrs. H. OVERSTREET. Mrs. W. E. DEARMORE and BOBBY OVERSTREET of Fort Worth also visited the Overstreet home.

Ringgold News by Mrs. L. R. ANDERSON
There will be a church party Friday, Feb. 18, in the Ringgold Baptist church for the young people, given by Mrs. BOBBIE COLLIER, Mrs. J. W. ANDERSON and Mrs. LEONARD CAMPBELL.
BILL EVANS got a better job at Hanger(?), Texas, the family is moving there, so we will miss Mr. and Mrs. Evans and Miss MARGIE.
H. C. PEMBERTON, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. ANDERSON, and BTTY attended the funeral for Sgt. Lyons in Stoneburg.
Mr. and Mrs. CARL ANDERSON are looking forward to the visit from their daughter, Mrs. CLYDE BEECH and two sons, from Fayetteville, Tennessee, who will arrive this week.
Mr. SNYDER of Nocona visited his son PAUL in Ringgold.
DWIGHT SMITH of Nocona spent the weekend here with his son and family, Mr. and Mrs. HUGH SMITH.
Mrs. CLYDE LOWERY is improving since her operation at the Bowie Clinic.
Mrs. STELLA WALKER and two daughters of Nocona visited Mrs. N. L. SEWELL here.
Mrs. JAKE EVIN was brought home from the Bowie Clinic.
LUTHER MONTGOMERY of Nocona visited his brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. MONTGOMERY on the Staley Ranch.
Mr. and Mrs. ROY SMITH of Bowie visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. BUD PIRTLE here.
Mr. and Mrs. OTIS WALKER had business at Nocona.
Miss VENETO JO HUGHES entertained friends from Byers and Ryan, Okla., while she was home over the weekend from school at Wichita Falls.
Mr. and Mrs. ETHER LEMONS of Fort Worth visited relatives here .
Miss CHRISTINE WALKER visited Misses AUDRY LEWIS and CLARICE RICHIE at Belcherville.
H. C. PEMBERTON was at Nocona.

Mrs. HINDS CLARK and sons of Nocona Mrs. C. R. MORGAN in Bowie.

Mrs. T. E. GASKINS of Sunset was in Bowie.

Card of Thanks from the family of Mrs. ELIZABETH KLEINHANS, signed by Mr. and Mrs. WILL KRANOW; Mr. and Mrs. ALBERT KLEINHANS and children, Mrs. LENA SCHULTZ and daughter, Mrs. MARIE HARPER and children, Miss LOUISE KLEINHANS.

Sunset News by Mrs. JESSE BURRIS
Mrs. AVRA HOWARD returned home from the Bowie hospital.
DOROTHY HOWARD, wife of JOHNSON HOWARD and MERILYN SUE HOWARD of Cleburne are staying with EFFIE HOWARD who is at the Bowie hospital.
Mrs. Avra Howard was visited by Mr. and Mrs. ARNOLD BURRIS and children, Mr. BREWER, MARLINE HOWARD and children; Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE BRASHEAR; Mr. and Mrs. DAN BROWN, Mr. and Mrs. TROIT BURRIS and children.
AUBRY HILL and wife of Dallas visited his parents Mr. and Mrs. GLENN HILL, his sister Mrs. FLOYD HUDDLESTON and family.
L. K. HUNTER’S funeral was well attended in spite of the bad weather.
FLOYD HUDDLESTON and family and FLORINE ANGOVE and daughter NANCY visited the BARNEY GRISHAM family.

Rev. J. W. DODD of Denton filled his appointment at the Methodist church Sunday.
Mrs. VEDIA BROGDON and children visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. ELI STEADHAM at Saint Jo.
Miss BERNICE BAKER of Nocona visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. CLAUDE BAKER and family.
Mr. and Mrs. BEN BURK has as guest their grandson JERRY of Jolly.
DWAYNE, RONALD, LARRY and LINDA SORROW of Saint Jo visited their grandparents Mr. and Mrs. JOHN COOK.
BAILEY JACKSON and the other commissioners, BILL GRISBY of Saint Jo, GEORGE SHACKELFORD of Nocona, HOWARD MIDDLETON of Bowie and Judge EAKMAN of Montague attended the Fat Stock Show at Fort Worth.
Mrs. MILDRED NORVELL visited the A. J. BRUMBAUGH Sr. family.
TICE JONES of Saint Jo visited the BARNEY BROGDON home.
Mr. and Mrs. LONNIE YOUNG had as dinner guest, Rev. J. W. DODD of Denton.
Mr. and Mrs. R. B. BURK and sons of Jolly visited his parents Mr. and Mrs. BEN BURK.
Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE UMBERTON had as guests, Mrs. VEDIA BROGDON and children.
Miss ANNIE RUTH BAKER visited relatives at Saint Jo.
Mr. and Mrs. DELMER NORVELL and BEN BURK shopped in Bowie.
RONALD and LARRY SORROW of Saint Jo visited JOE and RAY YOUNG.
Mr. and Mrs. WAYNE THOMPSON and son, Mrs. LONNIE YOUNG, Mrs. JOHN COOK, and the BARNEY BROGDON family, Mr. and Mrs. ELI STEADHAM of Saint Jo attended the funeral of BOB STEADHAM at Forestburg Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. BEAN LARSON and little daughter of Nocona visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. BEN BURK.

Friday, February 25, 1949

Mrs. Wheeler
Mrs. MARY ALICE WHEELER, widow of the late T. J. WHEELER, long time commissioner of Montague County, died Saturday at the Bowie hospital after an illness of several weeks. Mrs. WHEELER was 81 years old and was born in Tennessee, Dec. 30, 1867, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. HENRY NICHOLS. She had been a resident of Montague County for 60 years. At an early age, she joined the Baptist church. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church Monday afternoon, Feb. 21, with Rev. G. B. BRADSHAW, pastor, officiating, assisted by Rev. W. W. BAKER of the Fundamental Baptist Church. Interment was in the Selma cemetery directed by Burgess funeral home. She is survived by two sons, HOWARD WHEELER of Bowie and T. E. WHEELER of Graham; five daughters, Mrs. H. L. WHITE of Abilene, Mrs. WILLIE RHONE, Mrs. CAP STEWART, Mrs. H. M. SHURBET and Mrs. JOHN SANDERS, all of Bowie, 30 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Grandsons were pallbearers. (long list of out-of-town relatives and friends who attended the funeral.)

Mrs. D. Murphy
Mrs. DELA ANN MURPHY, age 72, died at her home on Decatur St., Friday, Feb. 18. She had been dead several hours when she was found. She was born in Honey Grove, Texas, Feb. 14, 1867, and was a resident of Bowie the past 30 years. Her husband, ROBERT J. MURPHY, preceded here in death several years ago. He was a former editor of the Bowie Booster and both were active in civic organizations in Bowie. Services were conducted Saturday, Feb. 19, from the First Methodist Church with Rev. J. C. MANN officiating, assisted by Rev. G. B. BRADSHAW of the First Baptist Church. Interment was in the Elmwood cemetery directed by Burgess funeral home. She is survived by three sons, HOMER MURPHY of Bowie, DENNIS MURPHY of Lubbock, and ROBERT MURPHY of Austin, a daughter, Mrs. O. A. GREEN of Knox City; two sisters, Mrs. TRUDIE OGLE of Bowie and Mrs. R. W. VINSON of Clarendon; six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Pallbearers: J. M. SCOTT, BERT LANCASTER, EMIN HEARD, JOE HAMNER, ORIE GARRETT, and J. C. MCNATT.

Mrs. S. E. Williams
Final rites were held Monday, Feb. 21, at the Burgess funeral home chapel for Mrs. SARAH ELLEN WILLIAMS, age 90, pioneer resident of Bowie since 1878. She died Saturday night at her home in East Bowie. She was born in Texas, Nov. 17, 1858, and came to Bowie in 1878 before the railroad came to Bowie. With her father and her husband, she helped build the first few houses in the city. Together they established the first newspaper in Bowie, later became the Bowie Cross Timbers, then the Bowie Blade. Rev. BEN CATES of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Wichita Falls officiated. Interment was in the Elmwood cemetery. She is survived by two nephews, WESLEY and CHARLES HICKMAN, both of Bowie, and a niece, Mrs. W. W. PATTRSON of Bluegrove, Texas.

Mrs. OSCAR SPENCER and son PAT of Navasota are visiting her sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. LEE MCCLURE.

Mr,. and Mrs. ELMER WOOD were in Dallas to visit his sister, Mrs. MERLE HOLLOWAY, who was ill.

Eugene Pollard
Funeral services were conducted Monday, Feb. 21, from the Methodist Church in Montague for EUGENE LON POLLARD, age 73, a retired Salem, Oregon, salesman, who died after a suffering from a heart attack at Globe, Arizona, last week. He was en route to Bowie where he planned to make his home with a nephew, BERT POLLARD. Mrs. Pollard was born in Montague and lived there until years ago when he moved to Oregon. Rev. JOHN COX officiated. Interment in the Montague cemetery directed by Burgess funeral home. He is survived by the following niece and nephews, GLEN PRIBBLE of Montague, BERT POLLARD of Bowie and Mrs. HOMER WALTERS of Bowie.

Mrs. FLORENCE E. PITTMAN, age 54, died Saturday night, Feb. 19, at her home in Ringgold. She had made her home in Montague County many years. She was born at Gilmer, Texas, and was a member of the First Christian Church since girlhood. Services were held Monday at the Owens &Brumley funeral home chapel with Rev. JOHN WEBB and Rev. W. E. WORLEY officiating. Interment was in the Elmwood cemetery. Survivors are her husband, J. L. PITTMAN; daughters HAZEL PITTMAN of Ringgold and LAURA DAUGHERTY of Kennedale; sons, J. D. PITTMAN of Ringgold and JOHN HENRY PITTMAN who is in the U. S. Navy.

Mrs. Roy Sanders’ Mother
Mrs. ROY D. SANDERS returned home after spending the last three weeks at the home of her mother, Mrs. WALTER F. HALLMARK, who passed away Feb. 13 after an illness of six weeks. She was buried Feb. 14 in the New Dublin cemetery. Mrs. Hallmark had twelve grandsons in the World War II.

Oscar L. Gill
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, Feb. 24, at the Baptist church in Bellevue for OSCAR LEE GILL, age 81, who died at his home in the Vashti community, where he had been a resident for the past 65 years. He had been in ill health the past five years. Mr. Gill was born in Shelby County, Kentucky, Aug. 28, 1867, and was a retired farmer. Rec. Driver of Nocona officiated and interment was in the Bellevue cemetery directed by Burgess funeral home. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. O. L. Gill; children, BERTON E. ‘PETE’ GILL of Buffalo Springs, JOHN GILL of Buffalo Springs, Mrs. MILLIE CROCKETT, LEE GILL, RAY GILL, Mrs. RUBY HOGUE, and BILL GILL, all of Bellevue; and Mrs. RUTH BATT of Cordell, Oklahoma; 16 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two brothers and one sister.

Card of thanks from the family of Mrs. T. J. ‘Tom’ Wheeler. Signed by T. E. Wheeler family, HOWARD WHEELER family, Mrs. H. L. WHITE and family, Mrs. C. S. STEWART and family, Mrs. WILLIE RHONE and family, Mrs. H. M. SHURBET and family, Mrs. JOHN SANDERS and family.

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