The Bowie News
Bowie, Montague Co., Texas
Friday, March 4, 1949
Mrs. LULA VERMILLION
Mrs. Lula Vermillion, age 72, died at her home in Fort Worth, Sunday, Feb. 27. She was a former resident of Bowie. Graveside services and interment were at Elmwood cemetery March 1, arranged by Burgess funeral home. She is survived by her husband, F. B. Vermillion; sons, O. H. VERMILLION of Houston, F. B. VERMILLION Jr. of Long Beach, California, and GEORGE VERMILLION of Fort Worth; daughters, Ms. PAULINE HIBBITS of Pasadena, California, and Mrs. IRENE CONKLIN of San Angelo, and several sisters.
Mr. and Mrs. JAMES ANDREWS and daughter KATHERINE of Enid, Oklahoma, visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. E. L. ANDERSON.
Buried at Chico
Final rites were held in the Chico Baptist church Sunday, Feb. 27, for Mrs. MARY F. SMITH, who died in Houston, Feb. 24. She was 78 years old and was a resident of Chico for 50 years before moving to Houston. Interment at Chico directed by Burgess funeral home. Survivors include the children, R. E. SMITH of Bowie, J. P. and W. B. SMITH of Houston, and Mrs. J. C. CHAMPION of Slaton, Texas.
Dye Mound News by MILDRED NORVELL
Mr. and Mrs. WARREN PRIBBLE and son, Mr. and Mrs. WAYNE MOULTEN and daughter BEVERLY JEAN, all of Fort Worth, visited their parents Mr. and Mrs. C. L. PRIBBLE.
Elder JOHN RAYMOND of Saint Jo preached at the Church of Christ.
Mrs. BEATRICE SAMPLES of Nocona visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES LONG.
Mr. and Mrs. LEO J. WIESE jr. of Dallas visited their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. BAILEY JACKSON.
Mr. and Mrs. BILL JONES of Gainesville visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. N. R. JOHNSON.
GEORGE BAKER and daughter Miss OLLIE MAE had business in Montague and Saint Jo.
Mr. and Mrs. PAUL NIRIDER Jr. of Houston visited his great-uncle, Mr. and Mrs. DUNFORD OLIVER and a Sunday guest of his great-aunt, Mrs. GEORGE BAKER, and family.
Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES LONG’S little grandchildren, KENNY and KAREN LONG, of California have come to make their home here.
Mr. and Mrs. ARCHIE POWERS and IDA BROWN of Saint Jo visited the homes of W. L. LONG, Mrs. HENRY LYNCH and JOHN COOK.
Postoak News by Mrs. OMA GIFFORD
Mr. and Mrs. C. T. MORELAND Sr. visited Mrs. Dr. SPINDLE at Whitewright.
Miss DEBORAH SMITH visited Mrs. NAOMI SMITH at Wichita Falls. Mrs. Smith was ill recently and will be 96 years old March 6.
Mrs. GEORGE LEEK and daughter JEANETTE and Mrs. GWENDOLYN SCHMITTOU and son JERRY shopped at Jacksboro.
Mr. and Mrs. JIM BUTLER of Truce attended the Baptist church here.
Mr. and Mrs. L. B. SKOGGS visited the J. T. WEST home in Iowa Park.
Mr. and Mrs. ERNEST OGLE and daughters and Mr. and Mrs. ROBERT MIDDLEBROOK attended the birthday dinner of VIRGIL OGLE at Newport.
Mrs. OTIS LIGGETT and Mrs. HARRY DAVY, room mothers for the primary grades, and Mrs. B. SCOTT and Mrs. ERNEST OGLE, room mothers for the intermediate grades, entertained the school children with parties.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. SCHMITTOU visited in Joy.
HERBERT REAVES and THERMAN/THURMON STARK visited LOWEEL COOPER.
In a recent meeting of the Cemetery Association, Mrs. OTIS LIGGETT was elected president and Miss BEULAH BROTHERS as secretary.
RENFRO SCARBER has measles.
Mrs. G. W. WHITE visited Mr. and Mrs. ALYMER SHAW at Graham.
Services for Mrs. Parks
Services were conducted Feb. 26 at the Burgess funeral home chapel for Mrs. ALICE PARKS, age 84, who died in Fort Worth on Feb. 24. JOHN COX officiated and interment was in the Salona cemetery. Mrs. Parks was born in Georgia and came to Tarrant County at age of 8. She had been a resident of his community for 72 years prior going to Fort Worth. She is survived by children, son A. W. ESTES of Wichita Falls, four daughters, Mrs. LAURA MCNABB of Lubbock, Mrs. MARY MCNABB of Nowata, Oklahoma, Mrs. W. G. WEBB of Tipton, Okla., and Mrs. HATTIE MOGAN/MORGAN of Bowie, 27 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Montague News by WILMA VANN
Mr. and Mrs. BURTON JAMESON and sons of Nocona, and NEWEL JAMESON of Vernon visited their brother, BUCK JAMESON, and family.
Mr. and Mrs. MELVIN DANSBY and son were guests of her parents Mr. and Mrs. JOE THREADGILL of Bellevue.
BILL MINOR and his sister, Mrs. MAMIE LUNN, are both in the Bowie hospital.
Several from here attended the funeral of EARNST FENOGLIO at Vernon.
Mrs. T. J. VANN and daughter KAY are visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. ALBERT MELSON at Forestburg.
Mrs. KATE FENOGLIO is home again and announces the birth of a granddaughter, named BETTY JEAN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. BOB TILMAN. Mrs. Tilman was formerly Miss FRANCES FENOGLIO.
Mrs. MELVIN DANSBY and Mrs. BUCK JAMESON were in Denton and Dallas.
Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE BEERY/BERRY of Terral, Okla., were guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. GOODRUM.
JIM HUNLEY of Mallard was in town.
FOWLER MAGEE/MCGEE, postmaster of Montague, is home from the hospital.
Grandmother STERLING fell last week but broke no bones.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. GARRETT attended funeral services for T. H. THOMAS at Wichita Falls, Mr. Thomas was a former Bowie resident and a brother of the late HENRY THOMAS.
Last Rites for Charles Webb
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 1, at the Assembly of God Church for CHARLES W. WEBB, well known citizen of Bowie. Rev. HERMAN SHAW officiated. Mr. Webb died at his home on South Mill street Sunday, Feb. 27, at age of 78. Eh had been a resident of Bowie since 1893, originally from North Carolina. Interment was in the Elmwood cemetery directed by Burgess funeral home. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. SUSIE WEBB; children, Mrs. PEARL PARKER of Bowie, Mrs. LEOLA MAY of Grand Prairie, MAY OWEN of Henrietta, LOYD, TILLIS, and JOHN O. WEBB, all of Bowie; LESLIE WEBB of California, HENRY WEBB of Fort Worth, 30 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Friday, March 11, 1949
JOHN ED DAVIS
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 8, at the Owens & Brumley funeral home chapel for JOHN ED DAVIS, age 87, who died at his home here Monday morning. He was a member of the Church of Christ for 36 years. Davis was a resident of Bowie for ten years and was a retired farmer. He was born in Collin County in 1861 and married LYDIA DANIELS in 1891. Pallbearers were his grandsons. He is survived by his widow; five daughters, Mrs. J. L. CROCKETT, Mrs. L. A. GALLOWAY, and Mrs. G. D. SIMMONS, all of Bellevue, Mrs. M. O. MILLER and Mrs. W. W. WADSWORTH both of Bowie, one brother, BOB DAVIS of Bellevue, one son, J. E. DAVIS Jr. of Bowie; 15 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
LEE F. QUISENBERRY Celebrates Birthday
On Sunday, March 6, Mr. and Mrs. G. A. QUISENBERRY honored his father, LEE F. QUISENBERRY with a dinner celebrating his 70th birthday. Those out of town attending were his brothers, R. G. QUISENBERRY of Seymour, PHIL QUISENBERRY of Chickasaw(Chickasha?), Oklahoma; a great-nephew, JAMES BERRY of Chickasaw, Okla., his sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. DEAREN of Dallas. Guests from Bowie included Mr. and Mrs. E. L. ANDERSON and Mr. and Mrs. JOHN REDDY. Mr. Quisenberry has been a resident of this community since he was four years old. He is now associated with his on in the Quisenberry & Son Slaughter House here.
Mrs. C. R. MCDANIEL of Dallas and Mrs. BOBBY RANDALL and daughter SHERILYN of Waco visited the JOHN WHITE home.
Mrs. HATTIE WOODALL returned home after visiting the past week with her son and family, Mr. and Mrs. BOBBY WOODALL and son of Beaumont.
Mr. and Mrs. B. F. BLANTON of Childress, Mrs. VINCE DOLESON and daughter PAMELA of Fort Worth visited the G. A. WILSON home.
Little ‘BUTCH’ SWINSON is recovering from measles. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. D. SWINSON and is a very active youngster.
Mrs. Hickman Enjoys Birthday Dinner March 6
Mrs. W. M. HICKMAN, who lives nine miles from Bowie on the Newport highway, was honored Sunday, March 6, with a surprise birthday dinner. She was77 years old and has been a resident of that community for 50 years. On the 3 tiered cake, there were 140 candles, representing three of her grandchildren whose birthdays are on the same day. They are LARRY HICKMAN of Los Angeles, California, son of Mr. and Mrs. OLIVER HICKMAN of Bowie, JOANN and JIMMY HICKMAN, children of Mr. and Mrs. LEONARD HICKMAN. Forty-four relatives and friends attended.
Final rites were held Monday, March 7, at the Owens & Brumley funeral chapel for Mrs. MARGARET YOCUM, 75, who died Saturday in the home of a stepson in Austin. Mrs. Yocum was born in Marlin County in 1873 and married JAMES H. YOCUM at Jacksboro in 1895. She lived in Bowie the past four years. She is survived by her husband, stepson SAM YOCUM of Austin, brother FRANK STEPHENS of Terral, Okla., and two daughters, Mrs. EMMA HOLLIS of Ardmore, Okla., and Mrs. FRANCES BINDLE of Bowie.
Mrs. MAY HANNA and Mrs. J. S. MCMURRAY of Wichita Falls visited Mrs. L. C. MCMURRAY.
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. DODSON had as guests their son LINDEL and her sister and family, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. COBB and daughters PATRICIA and MERLE, all of Houston.
Friday, March 18, 1949
J. C. Cummins
JACKSON CARROL CUMMINS, age 70, died in the hospital here Wednesday, March 16, following an illness of eight days. He was a retired farmer and a resident of Sunset for the past three years. He was born in Cleburne, Teas, and the body was returned there for services and burial. Mr. Cummins was a member of the Baptist church for 30 years. Survivors include his wife, one son CHARLES CUMMINS of Loving, N. M., and two daughters, Mrs. CORIA MADDEN of Fort Worth and Mrs. MARTHA WEAVER of Katy, Texas.
J. E. THORN announces that he has purchased the Sanitary Barber Shop, formerly owned by OSCAR UNDERWOOD. Mr. Thorn has been a barber for the past 23 years.
Reburial for Private Lauderdale
Final rites will be held today, Friday, for Pvt. FRANK EUGENE LAUDERDALE at Sunset. Services at the Baptist church there will have Rev. STEVENS of Decatur officiating. Pvt. Lauderdale was born in Memphis, Tenn., in 1908. He was a welder in Kansas before entering the army in 1942. He received training at Camp Roberts, California, and Camp Edwards, Mass. He landed in North Africa in 1942 with the Shore Engineers and died in August, 1944, in a hospital at Oran, North Africa. Full military rites will conducted by the Speake-Myer Post of the American Legion of Bowie. Burial will be directed by Owens & Brumley funeral home. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. IKE TOWELL of Beaumont, Mrs. T.A . BANNING of Burkburnett, Mrs. C. C. THOMPSON of Detroit, Michigan, three brothers, O. P. and C. H. LAUDERDALE, both of Sunset, R. C. LAUDERDALE of Detroit, and one son, BART LAUDERDALE of the U. S. Navy.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. PRESTWOOD, who live seven miles from Bowie, celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary, Thursday, March 17.
JAMES HENRY YOCUM
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 15, at the Owens & Brumley funeral chapel for JAMES HENRY YOCUM, age 81, who died at the home of his son, SAM YOCUM, in Austin, March 14. His wife preceded him in death last week. Rev. W. W. Baker officiated the services and interment was in the Bellevue cemetery. Mr. Yocum was a member of the Freewill Baptist church for a number of years. Survivors include his son Sam Yocum of Austin, brother MANEY/MANCY YOCUM of Ringling, Okla., one sister Mrs. PHENIA BIARD/BAIRD of Conroe, and five grandchildren.
J. F. Thompsons Celebrate Golden Wedding Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. THOMPSON celebrated their golden wedding anniversary with a reception for their family and friends at their home on Strong St., Sunday, March 13. All the children were present: Mr. and Mrs. U. N. CLARY of Prosper, Mrs. E. O. THOMPSON and daughter CATHY of Pittsburgh, Pa., Mrs. MORRIS THOMPSON of Bowie, Mr. and Mrs. ROY THOMPSON of Vernon, Mr. and Mrs. ROY THOMPSON of Vernon, Mr. and Mrs. HOMER PEGRAM and Mr. and Mrs. L. B. HUDGINS and son CRAIG of Fort Worth, Mr. and Mrs. LEON ROBICHEAUX and children MONTE, RONNIE, YVONNE and JAN. Other out-of-town relatives included: the J. I. BALLENGEE family of Trinidad, Colorado; H. L. BALLENGEE of Amarillo, the LUTEHR BALLENGEE family of Fort Worth, the E. M. BALLENGEE family of Plainview, Miss ETHEL BALLENGEE of Riverside, California, the HORACE PATTERSON family of Trinidad, Colorado, Mrs. S. B. GILL, Mr. and Mrs. AUBREY THOMPSON of Vashti, RAYMOND THOMPSON of Henrietta, the WALTER THOMPSON family of Bellevue, the GEORGE THOMPSON family of Plainview, the PRESTON GILL family of Dallas, the PRICE GILL family of Hobbs, N. M., the CLYDE GILL family of Vashti, CLARENCE NESBITT, the JACK NESBITT family of Mesquite, the EDD WHITE family of Wichita Falls.
L. W. Patterson
Funeral services were conducted for L. W. ‘PAP’ PATTERSON, age 59, Wednesday, March 16, at the Baptist church at Bellevue. Mr. Patterson, a former Bellevue café owner, died Tuesday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. ROY PORTER, at Colorado City, Texas. He was a patient in a Wichita Falls hospital until Sunday. He moved in 1937 to Big Spring where he worked for an oil company. Interment was in the Bellevue cemetery. Survivors include his wife, one daughter Mrs. ROY PORTER of Colorado City, son BILLY PATTERSON of Pampa, his mother Mrs. N. J. PATTERSON of Bellevue, a brother JOHN PATTERSON of Bellevue, sisters Mrs. W. P. PRIDDY of Bellevue, and Mrs. FLORENCE PATTERSON of Raton, N.M., and two grandchildren.
The Bowie Rotary Club elected new directors: ED WIDLAKE, GAY BARRETT, MELVIN DANSBY, H. L. TURNS, CLARENCE NEWSOM and BUTCH QUISENBERRY.
Friday, March 25, 1949
Funeral services will be this afternoon at the First Baptist Church in Bowie for Mrs. L. E. GRIGSBY, age 56, who passed away Wednesday afternoon, following an illness of more than a year. Rev. A. C. HARPER will conduct the services and burial in Elmwood cemetery directed by Owens-Brumley funeral home. Mr. and Mrs. Grigsby lived in the Fruitland area for 26 years. She was a Christian for 40 years and a member of the Fruitland Baptist church. She was Miss LILLIAN JOSEPHINE HAYWORTH prior to her marriage to L. E. GRIGSBY in 1914. Surviving are her husband; two daughters, CHARLINE and Mrs. MARY HOLLOWAY of Bowie, one son D. LK. GRIGSBY of Wichita Falls, one stepdaughter Mrs. LILIE ANDERSON of Waco. A few months ago the family moved into a modern new home near Fruitland where they resided at time of Mrs. Grigsby’s death.
W. F. Landers
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 22, at the Forestburg Methodist Church for W. F. LANDERS, pioneer citizen of Montague County, who died at Nocona Sunday. Before his death, Mr. Landers was a five-term county commissioner of Precinct 3 at Forestburg, where he operated a general merchandise store for years. Rites were conducted by Rev. B. H. TERRELL of Blue Grove. Interment was in the Perryman cemetery with Masonic graveside services. Survivors include five sons, seven daughters, a brother and a sister.
Newport News by Mrs. R. H. BROOM
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. BURROWS and boys of Wichita Falls visited her mother Mrs. NONNIE TAYLOR and aunt LIZZIE ARNOLD.
Mr. and Mrs. PETE PICKETT and children and Mrs. OLA PICKETT visited Mr. and Mrs. JAMES PAINTER of Fort Worth.
JIM MCCREDIE of Fort Worth visited his niece, Mr. and Mrs. DUNK CORDELL and family.
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. MORRIS, ROYCE and CAROL JEAN of Bowie visited his parents Mr. and Mrs. WALTER MORRIS. Mr. and Mrs. Morris returned with them and visited Mr. and Mrs. J. H. COYLE and GRACE PICKENS during the afternoon.
EDA RHE CORDELL and GLENDA KAY PICKETT had measles.
Mrs. R. C. Noel
Funeral services were held March 19 for Mrs. DERTHA MAE NOEL, 23, who died in Amarillo, March 16. The services were held at the Church of Christ with ROSS DYE and Rev. LEROY CASTLE officiating March 19. Interment in Elmwood cemetery directed by Burgess funeral home. Mrs. Noel was formerly of Bowie until her marriage to ROY C. NOEL of Walton, West Virginia. She was a member of the graduating class of 1943 of Bowie. She is survived by her husband, daughters FRANCESS and ANN NOEL; her parents Mr. and Mrs. B. E. SMITH of Bowie; brother J. R. SMITH of Bowie; sisters, VIRGINIA ROUNSVALL, KATE JONES and JUNE SMITH all of Bowie.
Mrs. Joe Bacher Honored on Birthday
A surprise birthday party was given Saturday, Feb. 26, at the home of Mrs. LOYD BUTLER in honor of Mrs. JOE BACHER, who was 82 years old. Mesdames LOYD BUTLER, P. R. GATES, and A. C. BACCUS were hostesses.
Stoneburg News by Mrs. HARDY MOORE
Mrs. JOE THREADGILL, Mrs. MELVIN DANSBY of Montague, Mrs. EBB ROLAND honored Mrs. LEE HENTCHEL of Dallas with a bridal shower. Mrs. Hentchel was formerly Miss GEORGIANA ROLAND. Attending were Mmes. LEROY KEMP, HUGH PATE, and RUTH LEGAR of Sanger, Mmes. LEWIS HOLLAND, BUCK JAMISON of Montague, Mrs. EDD THREADGILL and Miss FLORENCE JONES, Mmes. HARVE FRY and OLLIE WILLIAMS of Bellevue; Mmes. TOM ROLAND, WADE ROLAND, and BOB ROLAND of Bowie.
Miss ZURA ATKINS returned from a visit with Mr. and Mrs. HAROLD BARNETT at Houma, La., and Mr. and Mrs. HAROLD MORTERMER and BOBBY ATKINS at Tyler, Texas.