Jackson County, Oklahoma
Robert Cheatham

ALTUS, Okla., Nov. 24. – Chasing a yearling in a pasture near Chillcothe, Texas, eighteen miles south of Altus, Robert Cheatham, aged 35, a cattleman, was thrown from his horse, sustaining injuries from which he died. The yearling became entangled in some loose wire in a fence and was thrown backwards against the horse, which fell with its rider, pinning him upon a broken fence post. George Powell, who was with Cheatham, extricated him from his position and got him home, but the injured man never regained consciousness.
(Daily Oklahoman (25 Nov. 1913) transcribed by FoFG MZ)


Altus Mother Killed While Driving Her Child To School

Altus, Okla., Dec. 17 --- Mrs. R. J. Duckworth, 34, of Altus, was killed in a traffic accident today as she was taking one of her children to school.

The crash at an intersection here involved a car driven by Mrs. Duckworth and another driven by Glen Ford, 22, also of Altus.  The impact threw open the door of the Duckworth car and the woman fell out.  She was caught under a wheel as the car skidded across the road, and died instantly.

The victim's two children, Mary Ann, 6, and James Lynn, 2, were wit her.  The girl, who was on her way to school, suffered shock and the boy received a bruise on his head.
(Lawton Constitution ~ December 17, 1947)
Funeral services for Mrs. R. J. Duckworth, 34, of Altus, Okla., a daughter-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Wright Duckworth, Wichita Falls, who was injured fatally Wednesday morning in an automobile collision, will be conducted from the First Baptist Church in Altus, Friday at 10 a.m.
A second service will be held at Olney Friday at 3 p.m.  She had resided in Altus 11 years.
The younger Mrs. Duckworth was killed in Altus in a two-car collision.  She was thrown out of her car and beneath a wheel.  Her two children, Mary Ann, 6, and James Lynn, 2, suffered minor injuries.
Mr. and Mrs. Wright Duckworth and children and Mrs. Herschell McCarty of Vernon, the latter a sister of R. J. Duckworth, will attend the funeral services.
Survivors include, in addition to the husband and children, the father, H. E. Neeley; a sister, Miss Kathleen Neeley, and three brothers, Clyde, Emo and Virgil Neeley, all of Olney, and another brother, Hardy Neeley, Mineral Wells.
(Wichita Daily Times ~ December 18, 1947)
Rafaelita Garcia Guarjardo
Rafaelita Garcia Guarjardo, age 65, of Altus, OK, formerly of San Ildefonso Pueblo, passed away July 1, 2005 in Oklahoma.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Juan and Bernois Garcia.
She is survived by her husband, Johnny of Altus, OK; sons: Jose Garcia and wife Jackie of Kenai, AK, Tom Garcia and wife Jenny of San Ildefonso Pueblo and Bobby Garcia of Redding, CA; one daughter, Geri of Fredrick, OK; one sister, Joann Chavez and husband Arnold of San Idelfonso; brother, Robert Garcia and wife Mary Alice of Espanola, NM. She is also survived by her baby girl, Sugar.
Graveside services were held Saturday, July 2, in Altus, OK. Memorial Mass in her honor will be held on Sunday, July 10, at San Idelfonso church at 11 a.m.
(Santa Fe New Mexican ~ July 7, 2005 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)


Altus, Ok. --- Andrew Hearte, drayman for a local milling company, fell underneath the wheels of his wagon and was instantly killed. The wagon was heavily loaded with flour.
(Checotah Enquirer ~ March 6, 1908 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

Jerry W. Helm

Jerry W. Helm died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002 at Walnut Whitney Convalescent Home in Carmichael of lung cancer, at age 68. He and his twin brother were born to Margaret (Goodfellow) and Roger Helm in Jackson County, Okla., Aug. 6, 1934.

Helm was raised in Pueblo, Colo., graduating from Central High School and then attending college there. He began his career in theater in high school and received a scholarship to the Pasadena Playhouse. He also attended James Dean Theater School throughout his life.

Helm worked professionally in theater, radio, television and film as a member of the Screen Actors Guild. As a young man he also worked in heavy construction, including the Glen Canyon Dam. Helm loved motorcycles and sports cars and raced Austin-Healys and crewed for other racing teams out of Southern California in the 1950s and 1960s. Helm met and married Ellen O'Kelly in Hollywood in 1964. They honeymooned, camping outside of their Austin-Healy on the Southern California coast and at Yosemite. Helm worked at UC Los Angeles and then took a job in the Dramatic Art Department at UC Davis in 1967. He taught and ran the scene shop, retiring in 1991. His hobbies included learning, telling stories, traveling on the Pacific Coast, hiking, camping, gardening, roses, fishing, architecture, art, cooking, breadmaking, airplanes, and flying, driving, woodworking and boat building. Helm was a voracious reader and member of the Friends of the Yolo County Library. He was instrumental in restoring the Woodland Opera House and was a member of the Opera House Board. He was also an active Woodland Swim Team parent, volunteer for the Yolo County Historical Society and served on the 2001-2003Yolo County Grand Jury. Helm loved the Nevada City area and spent as much time as he could visiting in the 1970s and 1980s and more recently, visiting his in-laws and his daughter's family there. Helm was preceded by his parents and by his brothers and sisters Jimmy, Peggy and Patty. He is survived by his loving wife Ellen; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer Ellen and Vance Arlie Goss and grandsons Will and Tom of Nevada City; daughter and son-in-law, Annabel and Andries Fourie of Davis; sisters and brothers, Willie Randol, Donna Ayers, Jerry Helm, Tom Helm Sr., and their families; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Michele and Jim Miller of Woodland, sister-in-law Katie O'Kelly of Burlingame, nieces Renae Miller, Teresa Childers and husband Morgan and their children, all of Woodland; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A memorial and internment will be held at a later date. Hooper and Weaver Mortuary of Nevada City is assisting the family with arrangements.
[Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Monday, September 16, 2002. - Submitted by Linda Craig ]

Son of E. E. Humphries
Altus, Okla., April 30. – An 8-year-old son of E. E. Humphries, a prominent farmer of Hardeman county, just over the line in Texas, is dead from the bite of a rattlesnake. While walking in the field with his father, near a fence corner, the boy was bitten in the calf of the leg by the rattler, which measured over three feet in length. Although the best medical skill of the community was summoned immediately, and everything possible was done for the lad, he died several hours later in great agony.
(Daily Oklahoman (1 May 1913) transcribed by FoFG MZ)

Johnston, Frank

Altus, Okla., March 20. – Uncle Frank Johnston of Lock, one of the oldest settlers of Greer county, died at his home Monday of grip, aged 56 years. He was a union veteran. He was township assessor for many years. He will be buried in Hess cemetery.
(Daily Oklahoman (21 Mar. 1911) transcribed by FoFG MZ) 
Mrs. O. W. Jones Buried At Altus
Funeral rites for Mrs. Olin W. Jones, Altus, sister of Mrs. Faye K. Ozmun, 706 N. 13th, will be held at 3 p.m. today at the Methodist church at Altus, with burial in the cemetery at that city.
Mrs. Jones died at 12 p.m. Friday in the home of her son, Ewing Kimbell Jones, Altus, after an extended illness.
She had been a resident of Tulsa until two years ago when she moved to Altus after she became ill.  Mrs. Jones had a wide acquaintance here, having often visited her sister.  She was a member of the Boston Avenue Methodist church in Tulsa.
In addition to her husband and sister at Altus, she is survived by two other sons; Joe Rush Jones of Tulsa and Maj. Olin W. Jones, Jr., of the United State Marine corps., stationed at Washington, D.C., and three daughters, Mrs. Ned herndon, and Mrs. Mary Lois Rogers, Tulsa; and Mrs. George W. Porter, who recently moved to Arizona, all of whom were at her bedside when she died.
She is also survived by her father, R. G. Kimbell; an uncle, Fred Kimbell, all of Altus, and brother, Albert Kimbell, Chickasha, formerly of Lawton.  Five grandchildren also survive.
Mrs. C. C. Hightower, Los Angeles, Calif., arrived by plane Saturday to attend the rites of her cousin.
(Lawton Constitution ~ August 24, 1947)
Pappy Logan Fights For His Life After Highway Mishap
Leonard (Pappy) Logan, great triple-threat quarterback of the Cameron T. formation team last fall, was near death Saturday night as a result of severe injuries suffered in an automobile crash eight miles east of Altus early Saturday morning.
Suffering from a brain concussion and punctured lung, little Pappy was fighting for his life at Altus city hospital but physicians said his chances of survival are slim.
The 29-year-old Logan was en route to his home at Altus from Hollis, where he was believed to have taken a friend after a football game at Altus.
Highway Patrolman Ervin Heidenbrecht said Logan, driving a pickup truck, apparently went to sleep at the wheel and crashed into the rear of a semi-trailer truck driven by Robert Boren of Ardmore.  He was alone.
Logan helped spark the Aggies to an undefeated season and led the T team into the Junior Rose Bowl game in Pasadena last fall.
The grid star had been working at the Altus air base with the WAA.   He quit school after the football season ended last year.
(Lawton Constitution ~ September 19, 1948)
Oklahoma's highway death toll Tuesday totaled 337.
Monday's accident victim was Leonard LeRoy Logan, 29, Altus.
Logan died in an Altus hospital of injuries received last Saturday in a collision seven miles northwest of Altus.  He was the driver of a light panel truck that crashed into the rear of a heavier truck.  The driver of the second vehicle was unhurt.
Logan was one of the stars of last year's great Cameron Agricultural college football team.
A triple-threat quarterback, he helped spark the Lawton squad to an undefeated season and led the T-formation team into the Junior Rose Bowl at Pasadena last year.
He had been working for the war assets administration at Altus air base this year.
He quit school after the football season last year.
(Ardmore Daily Ardmoreite ~ September 21, 1948)

May, Flora J.

May---Altus, OK., Jan. 6 ---Miss Flora J., only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. May, died at her home six miles southwest of Altus.
(Dallas Morning News ~ January 7, 1913 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler) 

Mock, Paul

LAWTON --- Paul Mock, well known stockman of Altus, who died in an Oklahoma City hospital from injuries received when a mule kicked him in the head. was buried at Altus, following funeral services in this city.
(Tulsa Daily World ~ January 13, 1916 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

Altus Rites Are Set For Daughter of Lawton Man
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at Altus for Mrs. Geneva Neel, 38, daughter of S. M. Nichols, 312 Columbia, who died Thursday afternoon at her Altus residence following a month's illness.
Born at Altus March 23, 1914, she had resided in that city most of her life.
Besides the father, survivors include her mother, Mrs. Laura Nichols, Altus; two sons, 10 and 14 years old; and a brother, Ray Nichols, of Baton Rouge, La.
(Law Constitution ~ February 1, 1948)
Robertson, Mrs. J. B.

Mrs. J. B. (Brantley B.,) Robertson, 96, died Thursday at 6:30 PM at Jackson County Memorial Hospital. Services will be at 2 PM [illegible] Memories, officiated by the Rev. John R. Rushing. Burial at Martha Cemetery will be under the direction of Tims Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be great-grandsons.

Born November 14, 1882 in Mississippi, she moved to Oklahoma in 1903. She married J. B. Robertson in 1899 at Patrick, Texas. He died in 1943. She lived in this area since 1903, and her most recent address was 1000 N. Forrest.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Grace Loftis, Mrs. Myrtle Hall, and Mrs. Edna Rae Cook, all of Altus; a son, Jack, Wellington, Kan.; 18 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren; 32 great-great-grandchildren. Nov. 1978
[Submitted by Kathie Marynik]

Smith, Jesse H.

Funeral services for Jesse H. Smith, 35, of Altus, Okla., formerly of Sattle, will be held at 1 o'clock tomorrow in the Columbia Funeral Home. Burial will be in Riverton Crest.

Mr. Smith died last Thursday in Texhoma, Okla., after a long illness.

Mr. Smith worked at the Boeing Airplane Co. here. He left here five years ago and had been in the restaurant business in Altus. He was born in Dierks, Ark.

Surviving are his wife, Gladys; two daughters, Bernice and Carol Louise, all of Altus; his mother, Mrs. Martha Ann Smith, Seattle; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Nelson, Tacoma, and Mrs. Eula B. Dinger, DeQueen, Ark., and a brother, Ted Lee Smith, Seattle.
(Seattle Daily Times ~ June 20, 1956 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler) 


Olustee --- Rites for Dr. E. W. Crow, 81, Jackson county's oldest practicing physician, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Olustee First Methodist church.  He died at an Altus hospital Wednesday morning.
Dr. Crow was born Dec. 24, 1878, at Clarksville, Ga., and moved to Olustee in 1902, where he was married to Miss Jenny Potts in 1904.
In July, 1952, he was given an honorary barbeque dinner at Olustee, celebrating 50 years as a practicing physician in the county.  Several hundred persons attended. 
He was a member of the First Christian church, a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the Masonic consistory, a Shriner and a member of the IOOF.
Conducting the rites will be Rev. Ken Forshee, pastor of the First Christian church, assisted by Rev. W. B. Milburn, pastor of the Methodist church.  Burial will be in Olustee cemetery under direction of Merritt Funeral home.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Buff Burtis, Clinton, and Mrs. Ivan Overton, Altus, and a son, Emery of Hollis; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
(Lawton Constitution ~ June 2, 1960)

Urbanski, Joseph

Joseph Vincent Urbanski, 78, of Altus, OK, died December 15 at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City, OK.

Joe was born October 6, 1933 to Joseph John and Rose (Roppolo) Urbanski in New York City, NY. He graduated from Carmel High School in New York and attended the University of Southwest Louisiana. He received a Bachelor of Science in Math and Science. He also received a Masters Degree in Political Science and a Masters Degree in Business Management from Websters College. Joe joined the United States Air Force and spent a total of thirty-three years in the service, retiring as Lieutenant Colonel in March of 1983 as the Assistant Deputy Commander for Maintenance, 443rd Military Airlift Wing, Altus AFB. He married Holley Cummins Lowell on May 26, 1981 in Altus, Oklahoma. Joe was of the Roman Catholic faith. He enjoyed the arts, computers, cooking, golf and family, but as Joe said, "not necessarily in that order."

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Joe is survived by his wife, Holley; three daughters, Melanie Graw and husband, Bob of Annapolis, Elizabeth Jacome and husband, Ken, of Albuquerque, NM, and Melissa Smith and husband, Zach, of Longmont, Co.; three sons, Joseph Urbanski, Jr., of Altus, OK, Thomas Urbanski of Annapolis, and Michael Urbanski and wife, Melanie, of Annapolis; nine grandchildren, Kathryn Griffin and husband, Adam, Victoria and Madeline Graw, Amelia Urbanski, Travis Urbanski, Jacob, Isabella and Alexandra Jacome, and Holden Smith; a sister, Erica Lindsay and husband, John, of Freeport, PA; and many friends.

The Urbanski Family will greet friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 20, at the Kincannon Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, December 21 at the Kincannon Memorial Chapel with Rev. Buddy Dugan and Suzanne Mollison officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow at 2 p.m. at the Fort Sill National Cemetery, Elgin, OK, under the direction of the Kincannon Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Altus Rotary Club, PO Box 137, Altus, OK, 73522, for the Rotary International Foundation.
(Annapolis Sunday Capital ~ December 18, 2011 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

Vernon, Cas 


Altus, Ok. --- Cas Vernon, living near Elmer, was shot in the back five times and instantly killed.
(Checotah Enquirer ~ March 6, 1908 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler) 

Weaver, F. O. 

Weaver---Altus, Jan. 5 ---F. O. Weaver, a prominent citizen and member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge, also a member of M.W.A., died of pneumonia at his residence in West Altus. Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist Church at 3 o'clock p.m. yesterday, after which the body was taken in charge of the I.O.O.F. and laid to rest in the City Cemetery.
(Dallas Morning News ~ January 7, 1913 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

Weidhoff, Fred W.


Fred William Wiedhoff, 76, of 1237 North Euclid avenue, died at his home Friday soon after returning from a trip to Oklahoma.

Mr. Wiedhoff was a retired farmer from Altus. Okla., and has been a Tucson resident during the past 17 years. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, and a niece. Mrs. Pearl White of 43 East 29th street. The body will remain in state at Bring's Funeral Home tonight and will be sent to Altus. Okla., tomorrow for burial.
The Tucson Daily Citizen September 21, 1942
Submitted by Barbara Ziegenmyer

Jean Boyer Roberts (as she was known) was a "Housewife" most of her life.  After moving to "the farm", (family lands owned by Louin W. Roberts, and the Roberts Family) and in the early 1950s, Jean was very active in her church, "The Blair United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School and was a member of the church choir for many years.  She did not work outside the home until the early 1960s.  She worked for S&H Green Stamps in their Altus, Oklahoma store.  When Louin retired, he and Jean relocated to Phoenix, Arizona to be near family there, and in California.  Jean had suffered multiple "strokes" by that time, and had declared, "I don't want to be die in a hot desert!"  Louin then moved them to Corpus Christi, Texas.  Near the family home of Kingsville and also near to one of Jean's (still living) brothers, Charles Hudson Boyer.
Jean's health slowly deteriated and she and passed from this life on 19-March-1994 in a nursing home in Corpus Christi, only 40 miles from her childhood home in Kingsville, Texas.  Jean was laid to rest in a perpetual care cemetery in Altus, Oklahoma (The Rest Lawn Cemetery just north of the town of Altus).  She was the only Daughter of Calvin Layfette Ballard Boyer and Angie Whitson, who made their family home in Kingsville, Texas from the time that Jean was born until their deaths.
(Altus Times ~ March 19, 1994 ~ Submitted by L. W. Roberts, Jr. (son)
Former Altus Man Drowns
Altus, Okla. --- C. L. Johnson, 72, of Hot Springs, Ark., formerly of Altus, was drowned Thursday afternoon while fishing from a boat in lake Catherine, three miles south of Hot Springs.  His body has not been recovered.
Johnson, a brother of Dr. H. C. Johnson and Scottie Johnson of Altus, operated a cleaning and pressing establishment in Altus from 1913 to 1935, and had a men's clothing store in connection with his firm from 1930 until moving to Hot Springs in 1935.
Johnson is survived by his wife; two sons, Dodson and Carl both of Hot Springs; a sister, Mrs. Ethel Toby of Los Angeles; and six brothers, H. C. and Scottie of Altus, D. L. and Noel of Hot Springs, Charley of Oklahoma City and Pat of Tulsa, the 1st two former Altus residents.
(Wichita Falls Times ~ June 28, 1959)
Well-Known Altus Abstractor Dies
Altus, Okla., Nov. 18 --- Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Altus Methodist Church for Charles Samuel Highsmith, 79, one of this area's best known Masonic Lodge workers and an Altus abstractor until retiring a few years ago.  He died Wednesday at his home in Altus.
Burial will be by Merritt Funeral Home at Altus cemetery.
Highsmith was a native of Tennessee and married in 1902 at Vernon, Texas, to Miss Willie Black who survives him.  The family came to Altus in 1917 and he opened an abstract business which he continued until about two years ago.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Riffe of Hobart, and two sons, Gaines Highsmith of Childress, Texas, and Charles Highsmith of Louisiana, Mo.
(Wichita Daily Times ~ November 18, 1948)
J. H. White Died Wednesday at Home on W. Prairie Street
J. H. White, who moved to this city from Blair, Ok., died at his home at 137 West Prairie street at 8:50 o'clock Wednesday morning after suffering since Monday from a stroke of paralysis.  Funeral services will be held at the Pearl street Church of Christ at 10:30 Thursday morning with interment following at the Odd Fellows' cemetery.
Mr. White was a native Texan, born in Upshur county, and was 68 years, 1 month and 28 days.  He was married to Miss Katherine Davenport in Upshur and shortly after his marriage moved to Wise county, near the village of Keeler, where he lived twenty-five years.  Later he moved to Blair, Ok., and lived there twelve years until he moved to Denton last November.
His wife and six children survive him as follows:  Mrs. M. L. Portwood, Denton; J. E. White, Blair, Ok.; J. H. White, Hollis, Ok.; Rufus White, Denton; R. V. White, Chillicothe, and Miss Mae White of this city.  All the children were at his bedside when he died except J. H. and J. E. White, who arrived at 9:20---just thirty minutes after their father died.
(Denton Record Chronicle ~ May 16, 1917)
Altus --- Services for James P. Cavenar, 70, retired wholesale grocer of Altus, were at 10 a.m. Saturday in the First Methodist church of Altus.
Mr. Cavenar, who moved to Altus from Weatherford, Tex., in 1901, died early Thursday in an Altus hospital.
Officiating at the services was Rev. Owen Gragg.  Burial was in Altus cemetery under direction of Tims Funeral home.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, James, Wellington, Tex.; Clarence, Tampa, Tex., and Thomas, serving with the Navy in San Francisco, Calif.; one brother, D. B., of Amarillo, Tex.; two sisters, Mrs. Reed Curtis, Amarillo, and Mrs. Henry Butcher, Carnegie, and five grandchildren.
(Lawton Constitution ~ October 29, 1941)
Altus --- Services for Clowe Jameson, 70, were at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Martha Methodist church, with Rev. O. E. Weeks officiating.
Burial was in Altus cemetery under direction of Tims Funeral Home.
Mr. Jameson died late Thursday in an Altus hospital following an extended illness.  Born in Waco, Tex., he had moved to Oklahoma in 1902.
Survivors include his wife of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Alton Roach and a son, Donald, both of Altus; a sisterm, Mrs. M. H. McLeod, Altus; two brothers, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
(Lawton Constitution ~ October 29, 1941)

Mary Ethel Kimbrough, 75, died Monday evening at the Bonell Retirement Community, where she made her home.
Mrs. Kimbrough was born in Adair County, Iowa, July 17, 1896, and moved to Greeley from Altus, Okla., in March of 1971.
She had married Rice Emmett Kimbrough on Oct. 28, 1914 in Faxon, Okla.  He died May 10, 1970.  Mrs. Kimbrough was a member of the Methodist Church in Altus, Okla.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Rex (Dorothy) Garner of Greeley and Mrs. Lahoma Culwell of Bethany, Okla.  Other survivors include two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday from the Lowell Funeral Home in Altus, Okla.  Interment will follow at the Altus Cemetery.
(Greeley Daily Tribune ~ May 9, 1972)
Sulphur --- Bunyan L. Paxton, 1205 W. Ardmore, died Thursday in a Sulphur hospital.  Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Calvary Baptist Church.  Dr. T. B. Ritzinger, pastor, will conduct the rites and burial will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday in the Altus Cemetery, Altus.  Dunn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Paxtoer was born in Plattsville, Ark., Oct. 9, 1896.  A retired bookkeeper and grocer, he was a member of the Sulphur Baptist Church of Sulphur.  He also was a member of the Sulphur Lodge, AF&AM.
Mr. Paxton came to Oklahoma from Arkansas in 1919, locating in Tipton.  He moved to Sulphur in 1953.
Surviving are his wife, Opal, of the home; two sons, Howard, Altus, and Jack, Oklahoma City; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, also five brothers, all of California.
(Ada Evening News ~ May 17, 1970)
Chattanooge --- Funeral for Mrs. Ray Curry, 75, long-time Chattanooga resident who died Friday in a Temple hospital. will be 10 a.m. Monday in the First Methodist Church, Altus.  Burial will be in Altus Cemetery with Timms Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Curry had lived in the area until moving to Midland, Tex., about four years ago.  She was preceded in death by her husband.
Survivors include two sisters: Mrs. O. D. Day, 718 N. 16th, Lawton; and Mrs. Ferrell Harvey, Chattanooga; one brother: Gordon N. Owens, New Town Square, Pa.; one daughters, Mr. U. V. Jones, Lubbock, Tex.; and two sons: Max E. Curry, Midland, Tex.; and Daroyl R. Curry, Midland
(Lawton Constitution ~ July 20, 1975)
Mrs. J. W. Logan, 83, of Altus, Dies
Altus, Okla. --- Mrs. J. W. Logan, 83, died Saturday at her Altus home.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Elm and Hudson Church of Christ with the minister, Gene Gilmore officating.  Burial will be in Altus Cemetery under direction of Tims Funeral Home.
A resident of Altus 42 years, Mrs. Logan was born March 7, 1890 in Waynesville, Mo.
Survivors include two sons, T. C. of Altus and Bob of Wichita, Kan.; two daughters, Mrs. Earl Goodrich and Mrs. Drucila Nall, both of Altus; two sisters, Mrs. Lora Ashworth of Steelville, Mo., and Mrs. Ladonia Logan of St. Louis, Mo.; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
(Wichita Falls Times ~ September 23, 1973)

Death Count Is Area's Highest
Midland --- A Midland man and his wife wer killed Monday in a car-truck collision 1,000 yards within Midland's city limits, causing the total number of deaths in the area to leap to 10 to make this year's "Operation Motorcide" the worst in area history.
William Ray Ethridge, 56, and his wife, Vivian, 48, were pronounced dead at the scene of an auto-truck-tractor intersectional crash at 3:10 p.m. at Texas 349 and Interstate 20's north service Road.
According to Lt. Jimmy Rhoads, safety education officer with the Department of Public Safety, the record number of 10 deaths beat out by three the total fatality figures which stood at seven for the holiday death watch in 1971.
The Ethridges car was in collision with a truck-tractor being driven by Jimmy Charles Rowland, 46, 2733 North Alleghaney, on snow-slick streets.
According to Midland Patrolman Jack Holbrook, the Ethridge vehicle was being driven north on the state highway when it was in collision with the truck being driven west on the interstate highway.
Holbrook said the car slid under the trailer and the top of the auto was broken loose from the body and the top of the car was dragged 100 yards before Rowland was able to halt his truck.
Both Ethridge and his wife were thrown from the car.  They were pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Robert Pine.
Ethridge was an engineer with KMID-TV at Midland.  Services have been tentatively set for 2 p.m. Saturday in Altus, Okla, under direction of the Tims Funeral Home.
Burial will be in the Altus Cemetery.
Thomas Funeral Home in Midland handled local arrangements.
Rowland, who is an employe of Britt Trucking of Lamesa, was not injured.
Representatives of Thomas Funeral Home said the only information they had on survivors Tuesday was that there was a son living in California and a brother living in Kansas.
 Holbrook said that the Ethridge car was demolished.  He said the body of the vehicle, while remaining upright on the southbound lane of the state highway after impact, was "completely crushed."
He said apparent injuries sustained by the man and the woman were massive head injuries and multiple fractures.
He said the body of Ethridge was found lying beside the car on the driver's side approximately 20 feet away, while the woman's body was lying on the opposite side of the car and only a few feet away.
(Odessa American ~ January 2, 1973)
Mamie, the nine-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Ramsey of Altus, died at the family residence in that city Tuesday of typhoid fever after a lingering illness.
The remains of the little one were brought to this city Wednesday over the Frisco for burial, which occurred at the city cemetery at 4 o'clock in the afternoon.
The deceased is a grad-daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Smith, of North Lowe street.
(Hobart Daily Republican ~ Wednesday ~ December 4, 1912)
Funeral for Mrs. (Leon) Giamla Wolfe, 43, of 408 N. 56th, in Lawton, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Tims Funeral Home Chapel of Memories in Altus with Gene Gilmore, minister of Church of Christ, officiating.  Burial will be in Altus Cemetery.
Mrs. Wolfe died at 8:20 p.m. Sunday.
(Lawton Constitution ~ June 6, 1972)
Altus --- Services will be at 2 p.m. today in the Tims Chapel of Memories for Lester King, 58, who died Thursday in a truck accident near Jacksboro, Tex.
Rev. Gene Garrett, pastor of the First Baptist church, will officiate.  Burial will be in the Altus cemetery.
Mr. King was born on Dec. 1905, in Knoxville, Ark.  He was employed by Groendyke Transport Co.
Survivors include two brothers, Lee of Tempe, Ariz., and Roger R. Jenks; three sisters, Mrs. Inez Shaeffer of Cleveland, Okla., and Mrs. W. R. Parchman and Mrs. Elbert Vinyard, both of Altus.
(Lawton Constitution ~ November 1, 1964)
Funeral services for Mrs. Norma Joyce Ince Sirmons, 22, former Amarillo resident, were held at 2:30 p.m. today in the Altus, Okla., Church of Good of Prophecy.
Burial was in Altus Cemetery under the direction of Boxwell Bros. Funeral Home.
Mrs. Sirmons, of Altus, died Thursday at Amarillo Osteopathic Hospital.  She had been in Amarillo during a three-month illness.
Survivors include her husband, W. A. Sirmons; two sons, Gary Ray and William, all of Altus; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Ince, 2105 S. Arthur; two sisters, Mrs. Dollie Catron and Mrs. Lillian Graves, both of Amarillo, and four brothers, Leon, Lawayne, Dewayne and Ronald Ray Ince, all of Amarillo.
(Amarillo Globe Times ~ February 15, 1957)
Services for David Arthur Bilbrey, 35, of 2424 D, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the First Baptist church.
Dr. H. Tom Wiles, pastor, and Rev. Richard Hopper, pastor of Central Baptist church, will officiate jointly.  Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. in Altus cemetery with Becker Funeral home in charge.
Bilbrey died Saturday afternoon in a local hospital of head injuries sustained in an automobile accident a mile south of Lawton.
(Lawton Constitute ~ September 3, 1956)
Altus Boy, 15, Dies of Polio
Altus, Okla., Aug. 20 --- Fifteen-year-old Danny Mack Mains, member of a prominent Altus family, died Tuesday night in a Lawton hospital.  He had been stricken with polio.
The youth, who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mains, became ill over a week ago.  His father served two terms as mayor of Altus, and is active in chamber of comerce work and other civic work.
Funeral services will be held in the Presbyterian Church in Altus with burial in the Altus Cemetery.  Final arrangements are incomplete.
Survivors besides the parents include a brother, Cpl. Sammy Mains who is in Germany; a sister, Nancy Mains of Altus, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. McMullan of Wichita, Kan.
(Wichita Daily Times ~ August 20, 1952)
BURGAN,  L.  M.  (REV.)
Rites Conducted For Rev. Burgan
Last rites for Rev. L. M. Burgan, 85, retired Baptist minister and Lawton resident since 1926, were conducted at 10 a.m. today in the First Baptist church.  Dr. H. Tom Wiles, pastor, officiated.
A number of relatives and friends from other communities and several church groups were among the large attendance.  Selections were sung by Mr. and Mrs. E. V. McGuffin, Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Manning, Mrs. H. c. Brammer and Allen Bilbrey.
Bearers were P. H. Wyatt, Ed Hillhouse, Elmer Terry and Ernest Ebisch of Lawton and S. E. Hickman and Elmer Garnett, Altus.  Burial in the family plot in the Altus cemetery was directed by the Ritter Funeral home.
Rev. Burgan, veteran of 25 years in the ministry, died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in the family home, on east F, following an illness of 18 months.
(Lawton Constitution ~ November 4, 1947)
Altus, Okla. --- Mac William "Bill" Gentry, 74, a former resident of Amarillo, died Friday.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Thomas Street Church of Christ with Stan Bratcher and Jerry Sanders, ministers, officiating.  Burial will be in Altus Cemetery by Timms Funeral Home.
Mr. Gentry was a native of Paris, Tex., and had lived in Amarillo 25 years before moving to Altus earlier this year.  He was a deacon of the Central Church of Christ in Amarillo, a member of the Thomas Street Church of Christ and a carpenter.
Survivors include his widow, Cora; one brother, Jim of Lawton, and one sister, Mrs. Pat Long of Altus.
(Amarillo Sunday News ~ September 26, 1976)
Big Spring --- Mrs. Miram McArthur, 82, Big Spring resident since 1960, died at 12:30 a.m. Saturday in a local hospital after a long illness.  Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Altus Cemetery in Altus, Okla.
Local arrangements were handled by Nalley-Pickle Funeral Home.
Born June 30, 1891, at Calvert, Mrs. McArthur had lived in Vermont prior to moving to Big Spring.  She was a member of the Baptist church.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Martin E. Anderson of McCamey; a sister, Mrs. George Owen of Canton, Okla.; a brother, Frank Copeland of Franklin; and two grandchildren, Max Anderson of McCamey and Mrs. Suzette Turner of Agana, Guam.
(Abillene Reporter News ~ June 30, 1974)
Altus, Okla. --- Funeral services for three member of the Cecil L. Seeberger family of Amarillo, who were killed Friday in a car accident on the Turner Turnpike, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Tims Funeral Home Chapel here.
The services are for Seeberger, 35, his wife, Jane, 33, and their son, Gregory, 13.
The Rev. Dan Wheelock, pastor of the First Church of the Nazarene here, will officiate.
Burial will be in the Altus Cemetery.
Three other Seeberger children were undergoing treatment today in St. Anthony's Hospital in Oklahoma City.
They are Dianna, 15, and Karen, 10, and are reported to be in good condition, and Gary, 8, who is reported to be in satisfactory condition.
The Seeberger car was westbound on the turnpike toward Tulsa when it left the roadway, plunged through a bridge railing and fell go the roadway of US 177 below, where it exploded and burned, investigating officers said.
The family had moved from Crossville, Tenn., to Amarillo about three weeks ago.  They resided in the Villa Pree Apartments.
Seeberger was a salesman for an Amarillo chemical firm.  He played professional football with the Pittsburgh Steelers for about 10 years.
His son Gregory was once a batboy for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Seeberger died shortly after being admitted to St. Anthony's Hospital.  His wife and son were pronounced dead at the scene.
Mr. Seeberger was born in Altus and attended Hardin Simmons University in Abilene.  He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Watson of Altus, and one brother.
Mrs. Seeberger, a native of Tulsa, is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Manard; four sisters, Mrs. Judy Perry, Michaela, Katyna and Kabeth; and two brothers, Michael and Roger, all of Tulsa.
(Amarillo Globe Times ~ September 11, 1972)
Funeral for Amanda M. Williams, 92, of Arlington Manor, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Tims Funeral Home Chapel at Altus.  Burial will be in Altus Cemetery.
Mrs. Williams died Tuesday afternoon in a local hospital following a lengthy illness.
She was born Jan. 2, 1880, at Celina, Tex.  She was married to L. C. Williams, in 1897.  He died Feb. 27, 1956.  She was a long-time Altus resident before coming to Lawton in 1964.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Altus.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Vance Clayton, Grapevine, Tex., Mrs. Ethel Smith, 620 E., and Mrs. Harold Williams, 2804 Tomlin Place; a son, Marvin of Reprise, Calif.; 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
(Lawton Constitution ~ August 9, 1972)
Telephone Operator, Aged 18, Commits Suicide at Altus
Altus, Okla., May 23 --- Ludie Adamson, an 18-year-old girl, employed on the local telephone exchange, committed suicide here Tuesday afternoon about 6 o'clock, by taking a large dose of carbolic acid.  The young woman has lived here only a short tie but was popular with her fellow employes.  Her parents will arrive from Headley, Tex., Tuesday night.  A love affair is believed to have been the cause of her act.
(Daily Oklahoman ~ Wednesday ~ May 24, 1911)
Oklahoma Rites For J. R. Kennedy
Services for John R. Kennedy, 93, who died Monday after a brief illness, were held Wednesday at the Tims Chapel of Memories in Altus, Okla., with L. N. Moody, minister of the Hudson and Elm Church of Christ in Altus, officiating.  Burial was in Altus Cemetery.
Mr. Kennedy was a former Abilene resident and the father of J. R. Kennedy, Jr., of 1049 N. 17th St.  He was born Jan. 9, 1869, in Hallsville, and lived in Abilene from 1921 to 1930, when he moved to Altus.  He married Theo Anthony Sept. 19, 1904.
He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Maurice Pumroy of Altus and Mrs. Mary Irby of Ardmore; a son, John Jr., of Abilene; two sisters, Mrs. Ada Bailey of Altus and Mrs. J. D. Small of Longview; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
(Abilene Reporter News ~ June 2, 1962)
Jesse M. Cooley Rites Held Today
Cache---Funeral ervices were to be held at 3 p.m. today in the Headrick Baptist church for Jesse M. Cooley, 58, who died Wednesday, Dec. 26, at the home of his brother, DAle Cooley, in Headrick.  Rev. R. T. Baker, pastor of the Cach Baptist church, was to be the officiating minister.
Born July 5, 1887, in Missouri, Mr. Cooley came to Jackson county in 1907 and had been a resident of the Indiahoma and Cache communities the past seven years.
He was a member of the Cache Baptist church.
Mr. Cooley is survived by two sons, Dennis Cooley, in the army, and Western Garnett Cooley, Indiahome; three daughters, Mrs. Marie McGraw, Oklahoma City; Oma Cooley and Vida Cooley, Cache; also three brothers, J. R. Cooley, Norman, Dale Cooley, Headrick, and R. E. Cooley, Mansfield, Mo.; and a sister, Mrs. Ada Abshire, Long Beach, Cal.  Cache funeral home will be in charge of burial in the Navajo cemetery near Headrick.
(Lawton Constitution ~ December 28, 1945)
MARSH,  R.  P.
Altus --- Services for R. P. Marsh, 69, who died at 11 p.m. Tuesday night in an Altus hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in he Headrick Baptist Church.
Burial will be in nearby Navajo cemetery.
He was born March 16, 1896, in Lafayette, Tenn., and came to the Indian Territory with his parents when he was nine months old.  He was a retired watch repairman, a member of the Headrick Baptist Church, and the American Legion, and was a veteran of World War I.
Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Jack Thornton, Headrick; Mrs. G. H. Grain, Arlington, Tex.; Mrs. Pat Jones, Landers, Wyo., Mrs. R. C. Campbell, Mrs. Billy Joe Hamilton, and Mrs. Joe Hamilton, all of Snyder; a son, Denver Marsh, Vernon, Tex.; a brother, Elmer Marsh, San Antonio; 23 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
(Lawton Constitution ~ May 6, 1965)
Legion  Officials  Killed  in  Crash
Altus, Okla., Feb. 21 --- Two nationally prominent American Legionnaires were burned to death in a plane crash near here tonight.
The victims were Harry Ewing, 34, of Altus, Okla., manager of the American Legion Junior Baseball League, and Robert Porta, 35, Norman, Okla., former chairman of the National Legion Americanism Committee.
They were on their way to Omaha for a conference on Legion baseball.
Ewing's wife witnessed the accident which occurred just after the plane took off.  The bodies were badly burned.
(Richmond Times Dispatch ~ Richmond, VA ~ Thursday ~ February 22, 1951)
Oklahoma Girl Killed By Fall Under Truck
Altus, Ok., Oct. 10 --- Mavis Cross, 4-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Cross, who live eight miles northeast of Altus, was instantly killed late Tuesday when the rear wheel of a truck ran over her body.
Mr. and Mrs. Cross, with their two small daughters, were returning from Altus in a truck heavily loaded with coal.  They were near home when the truck radiator burst and Mrs. Cross attempted to take the children from the car to prevent them being burned.  Mavis slipped on the fender and fell underneath the wheel.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday at Midway and burial was made at Altus.
(Dallas Morning News ~ Thursday ~ October 11, 1928)
Altus, Ok., Oct. 15 --- The Rev. J. W. Kizziar, after an illness of several months at his farm home east of Altus, died Wednesday morning and was buried in the Altus Cemetery Thursday afternoon.
The Rev. Mr. Kizziar was born in Pike County, Ark., in the year 1841, and during his boyhood days moved with his family to Texas, settling near Waxahachie, where he lived for a few years and was married there.  Soon after marriage he moved to Granbury, Texas, where he entered schol to prepare himself for the ministry, and was licensed to preach in Hood County.  He became an itinerant preacher and was well known throughout Central Texas, and other points in that State.  He moved to Greer County in 1891 and has held a number of pastoral charges in this State, but has been a resident of this county since moving here.
He leaves two brothers, T. L. Kizziar, a farmer, near Altus, and M. E. Kizziar, who is living in Albuquerque, N. M., but arrived here before his brother's death.  Two sisters survive him, being Mrs. Sarah E. Burks of Ellis County, Texas, and Mrs. W. S. P. McCullough, whose husband is in the ministerial work in Texas.  Five sons, T. L., W. H., Ed. George and Charlie, survive him, and also two daughters, Mrs. Sidney Thrash and Mrs. John Blisman, both of Fort Worth, Texas.  He was 79 years old at the time of his death.
(Dallas Morning News ~ Saturday ~ October 16, 1920)
W. H. Phillips of Olustee Killed; Wife and Young Woman Guest Injured
Olustee, Okla., Oct. 13 --- W. H. Phillips, a prominent capitalist and democratic politician of Olustee, was instantly killed, his wife and Miss Iva Moore, a young woman of this city bruised when the automobile in which the tree were riding was struck by an eastbound Frisco motor car at a railroad crossing near here today.  The engine of the car went dead just as they were crossing the track and the motor car struck them before the car could be removed from the track.
(The Daily Ardmoreite ~ October 14, 1912)
Bobbie Woodard  ~  July 26, 1920 - Sept. 12, 2006
Bobbie Banks Woodard was born in Hess, Oklahoma, on July 26, 1920 into the pioneer family of Clarence and Ollie Banks.  She passed away September 12, 2006.  Her grandfather, Sam Banks, was the Jackson County (Oklahoma) sheriff.  As a child, she would go to the top of the county jail to visit her grandpa since that is where the sheriff and his family lived.  Bobbie was present during an attempted jail break.  As was the custom of those times, the sheriff's family was not to be injured during any such attempt.  The breakout was foiled by Sheriff Banks and his deputies.  She worked in the first self-service grocery store in Altus, Oklahoma.  Later, during World War II, Bobbie worked for McDonald Douglas as a "Rosie the Riveter" where she built C-47 and B-25 bombers.  A lifelong member of the Church of Christ, she attended the Thomas Street church in Altus for many years before moving to Bakersfield in 2003 when she began attending Westside Church of Christ.  Bobbie married Royden Woodard, who died in 1978.  She lived in Bakersfield with her daughter, Jayne Lee.  She had two other children, Julie Ketcham of Little Rock, Arkansas and Dean Woodard of Washington, D. C.  She had eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.  Bobbie's family would like to thank the staff at Glenwood Gardens and Hoffman Hospice along with Dr. Edward Nichols for their loving and tender care.  Services will be held in Altus, Oklahoma, on Friday, September 22, 2006.
(Bakersfield Californian ~ Wednesday ~ September 20, 2006)
Funeral services were held at the Altus First Baptist Church Tuesday morning for Charles W. Dunn, veteran cafe operator who owned and operated Cafes in Altus for the past 26 years until July of this year, when ill health forced him to retire.
Rev. C. L. Abercrombie and Rev. Thurman Hitchcock officiated the services.
Mr. Dunn died Sunday night in Memorial Hospital in Altus.
Burial was made in the Altus cemetery with Tims Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Dunn was born August 24, 1892 at Concordia, Kansas.  He had been a resident of Altus since 1942 when he moved from Clintton.
(Quanah Tribune Chief ~ December 5, 1968)
Funearal services were conducted at the Eldorado Church of Christ Friday afternoon for Jimmy Dean Adams, six-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Dale Adams of Altus, who died instantly from injuries he received in a car accident four miles east of Eldorado, Tuesday evening, when the car his father was driving hit a bridge abutment.  He was thrown from the car.
Floyd Robertson, evangelist of the Eldorado Church had charge of the services.  Burial was made in the Altus cemeery with Lowell-Richardson Funeral Home in charge of interment.
Jimmy Dean was born Dec. 20, 1961 at Enid, Oklahoma.  He made his home with his parents at 712 Lila in Altus and attended school there.
Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Adams of Altus and a sister, Kimberly Ann of the home; grandparents, Mrs. H. H. Adams of Eldorado and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fisher of Enid.
Pall bearers were Elbert Goodwin, Jack Reynolds, Harley Adams, Johnny Adams, Gary Story and Norman Story.
(Quanah Tribune Chief ~ December 5, 1968)
Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. for Ferris E. Skinner, 82, of Altus, formerly of Eldorado, at Tims Chapel of Memories with the Rev. Keith Wiginton officiating.
Mr. Skinner died Saturday at the English Village Manor Nursing Home.  Burial was at the Altus Cemetery under the direction of Tims Funeral Home.
Mr. Skinner was born July 29, 1894 at Carthage, Texas.  He married Miss Ethel Greer Feb. 12, 1918 at Celeste, Texas.  He moved to Altus from Eldorado in 1935.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Altus and of the Odd Fellows Lodge.  He was a barber for many years in Altus.
Survivors include his wife of the home, 621 W. Commerce; two daughters, Mrs. Elmo Bailey of Altus and Mrs. Maxine Jones of Midwest City; three brothers, Tom, John and Lawrence all of Eldorado; three sisters, Mrs. Leta Evins and Mrs. Faye Yousey both of Eldorado, and Mrs. Zudie Blaha of Denver, Colo.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
(Quanah Tribune Chief ~ February 10, 1977)
Garrison Rites Held In Altus
Funeral services were held Wednesday at Tims Chapel of Memories in Altus for Mr. Flora (Black) Garrison who died Saturday in Altus of an apparent heart attack.
Burial was in the Altus Cemetery under direction of Tims Funeral Home.
Mrs. Black was born August 11, 1907 in Eldorado.  She was married to Howard Garrison, Dec. 22, 1923.  He died Nov. 5, 1963.  She was a member of the Southside Baptist Church and of the Woodmen of the World Auxilary.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Steve Maracek of Altus; one son, Carl, of Omaha, Nebraska; two brothers, Roy Black of Vallejo, Calif., and Clarence Black of Salida, Calif.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Mrs. Garrison was the daughter of pioneer residents of Eldorado, the late Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Black.
(Quanah Tribune Chief ~ October 9, 1975)
Services for Dolphy Dewey Anderson, 60, part-time clerk at the Hudson hotel and a former employe of the Milner hotel chain, will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Merritt funeral home at Altus.  Burial will be in Altus' Victory cemetery.
Oklahoma City arrangements are being handled by Watts funeral home.
Anderson, 2332 Tower court, died in his home Friday morning after suffering a heart attack.
A resident of Oklahoma City 15 years, he had worked for the Milner chain about 10 years before going into semi-retirement six months ago.  Since that time he had worked weekends at the Hudson hotel.
Before coming to the city, Anderson owned and operated restaurants in the southern part of the state.  His home was at Altus prior to moving to the city.
(Oklahoma City Daily Oklahoman ~ February 21, 1959)
Altus --- Funeral for Ebb L. Hensley, 94, who died Thursday evening after a short illness, will be at 10 a.m. today in the Tims Funeral Home Chapel of Memories here with Wayne Price, minister of Elm and Hudson Church of Christ officiating.  Burial will bein the Victory Cemetery, near his boyhood home.
Mr. Hensley was born Oct. 17, 1882 in Burton County, Ark.  He came to Jackson County in 1892 with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Mac D. Hensley, when they homesteaded near Victory.  He married Mabel Thrash on Nov. 9, 1902 in Olustee.  He was an early member of the Southwest Cattlemen's Association and a charter member of the Elm and Hudson Church of Christ.  He was still active in farming and ranching at the time of his death.
Survivors include his wife of the home; four daughters, Mrs. Eris June Holdridge, Oklahoma City; Mrs. H. H. Crow, Sr., Victory; Mrs. Clarence Abernathy and Mrs. J. A. Henry, both of Altus; one sister, Mrs. Myra Brisbin, Madera, Calif.; seven grandchildren, including State Sen. Herschal Crow and Earl Abernathy, and 18 great-grandchildren.
(Lawton Constitution ~ October 2, 1976)
Services for T. L. Gramling, Sr., 68, Altus, father of Clifton Gramling, 1710 Columbia, were held Monday afternoon in the Altus First Baptist church.
Gramling died Saturday night in his Altus home.
Rev. James W. Read, pastor of the First Baptist church of Altus and Rev. T. R. Shannon, pastor of the Calvary Missionary Baptist church, officiated at the rites.  Burial was in Victory cemetery.
Gramling was born Jan. 31, 1888, in Texas, and was married to Miss Ethel Pistole at Ardmore on May 16, 1920.
Survivors in addition to his wife and son Clifton, including three other sons, T. L. Gramling, Jr., Gene Gramling and Dean Gramling, all of Altus; two daughters, Mrs. Larry Swanson, Atwater, Calif., and Mrs. Bob Taylor, Altus; and five grandchildren.
(Lawton Constitution ~ May 15, 1956)
J. F. Painter, Olustee, former Ada real estate broker and owner of the city's two theaters, died Monday in an Olustee hospital following a lingering illness.
Born Aug. 31, 1871 in Fulton County, Ark., Mr. Painter went to Olustee five years ago from Stratford.  He resided in Stratford about five years.  Coming to Ada as a young man when this was Indian Territory, he was one of the early-day settlers and lived in Ada until going to Stratford.  He was married to Mary Ann Curry Nov. 16, 1894.  She died Feb. 23, 1962.  Mr. Painter was a member of the Church of Christ.
Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Olustee Church of Christ, with Evangelist Bill Osborne of Eldorado, Kan., officiating.  Burial was in Olustee.
Mr. Painter leaves four sons, H. L., Ada; T. E., Vernon, Tex.; L. F., Olustee, and L. E. Painter, Crowell, Tex.; a daughter, Mrs. Ruby Thompson, Holtville, Calif.; 21 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
(Ada Evening News ~ May 4, 1962)
OLUSTEE --- Funeral was in the Victory Methodist church Wednesday afternoon for Edward Lynn McCuistion, 16, of Olustee, who died Tuesday in the Altus hospital.
A native of Dill City, he is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. E. McCuistion, three sisters, including Mrs. Barbara Sue Gambol and Mrs. Lillian Bone, both of Olustee, and two brothers, including Perry, Olustee.
(Oklahoma City Daily Oklahoman ~ August 20, 1959)
WHITE,  T.  P.
Services for T. P. White, 67, of 2336 Evans, will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Olustee Methodist church. of which he was a member.  Mr. White, a resident of Lawton for 11 years, died at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in a local hospital, after an extended illness.
Rev. Delbert Miles, pastor of the Olustee church, will conduct the service.  Burial will be in Olustee cemetery, under the direction of Becker Funeral home.
Mr. White was born Oct. 11, 1896.  He moved from Texas to Olustee in 1928 and came to Lawton from Olustee in 1952.  He was an employe of the city water department until he retired because of ill health.  He married Thelma Wiloughby in Mangum, May 15, 1937.
Survivors include his wife and a daughter, Mary Alice, 12, both of the home; two other daughters, Mrs. Wayne Griffin, Albuquerque, N.M., and Mrs. Roy Bradley, Crane, Tex.; two sisters, Mrs. Lela Jones, Dallas, Tex., and Mrs. J. D. Bruce, Denton, Tex., and six grandchildren.
(Lawton Constitution ~ January 22, 1964)
Altus, Oct. 10 --- A cotton gin worker at Olustee, 12 miles southwest of here, was killed when he was caught in the gin saws Friday night.
The victim, identified as Claude Prewitt, 52, Olustee, was employed at the Farmers' Cooperative gin, said Gus Foreman, manager.  Another gin employe, Lester Drury, Olustee, was the only witness.
Services for Prewitt are pending at the Tims funeral home in Altus.
(Oklahoma City Daily Oklahoman ~ October 11, 1958)
Olustee, Dec. 22 --- Funeral for Mrs. Ida Lee Hyde, 68, who died Saturday in an Altus hospital, was Sunday in the Olustee First Baptist Church.
She had lived in Olustee the past seven years.
Surviving are two sons, James and Johnny, Olustee, and one daughter, Mrs. Lena Holloway, Altus.
(Oklahoma City Daily Oklahoman ~ December 23, 1957)
Altus --- An Olustee man died from an apparent heart attack sustained while attempting to quell a fight at his tavern near here Saturday morning, the Jackson County Sheriff's Department reported.
Deputy Matt Bassett said Travis Riley, 48, collapsed while attempting to break up a brawl at his tavern, the Wagon Wheel Club, located approximately one mile west of Altus on U.S. 62.  Bassett said witnesses stated that Riley was not struck during the incident, which occurred about 2:25 a.m. Saturday.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper Dennis Ratzlaff transported Riley to Jackson County Memorial Hospital here in his patrol unit, but Riley, despite the efforts of hospital personnel was dead on arrival.  Authorities said Riley had a history of heart trouble.
Bassett said no charges will be filed in connection with the incident.
Funeral for Riley will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Olustee Methodist Church, with Rev. Dean Cullop, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be at Cave Creek Cemetery at Vinson, in Harmon County, under the direction of Tims Funeral Home, Altus.
Riley was born May 30, 1928, at Delight, Ark.  He had lived in this area since 1956.  He was married to Lurlene Bryant on May 12, 1962, at Vernon, Tex.
Survivors include his wife, of Olustee; two sons, Ricky of Olustee and Larry of Burger, Tex.; two daughters, Vicki Payne of Oklahoma City and Daniki Riley of the home; two grandchildren; and one sister, Vernell Smith, El Paso, Tex.
(Lawton Constitution ~ January 16, 1977)
OLUSTEE --- Services were Saturday in the Olustee Church of Christ for Mrs. W. P. Reynolds, 85, who died Friday in Altus Memorial Hospital.
She had lived in Olustee since 1917.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Audrey Green,  Altus, and Mrs. Inez DeShane, Oklahoma City.
(Oklahoma City Daily Oklahoman ~ December 3, 1957)
ALTUS --- Tims Funeral Home is in charge of services for William Hall Wooldridge, 78, who died Tuesday in his home here.
A resident of Harmon County for 34 years, he moved here last year.  He was a native of Texas.
Surviving are his wife, Pearl; 2 daughters, including Mrs. A. B. Duncan, Altus; 3 sons, including W. H. Wooldridge, Altus; 2 sisters, including Mrs. Dan Curb, Oklahoma City; a brother, R. S. Wilson, and 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
(Oklahoma City Daily Oklahoman ~ October 8, 1959)
OLUSTEE --- Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Methodist Church here for Rando R. Bruce, 63, who died Monday in Carnegie.
Born in Texas, Bruce had lived in Jackson County since 1901. He is survived by his wife, Lula; 2 sons, Robert, Olustee, and James, Oklahoma City; 3 daughters, including Mrs. Lewayne Drury, Olustee, and Mrs. Leo Gramlin, Oklahoma City, and a brother, Roy Bruce, Tulsa.
(Oklahoma City Daily Oklahoman ~ October 8, 1959)
OLUSTEE, Sept. 15 --- Jerry Don Leonard, 18-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Leonard, Olustee, died today of injuries received when he was struck by an automobile yesterday at an intersection.
(Ardmore Daily Ardmoreite ~ September 16, 1945)
ALTUS, Sept. 18 --- S. B. Scroggins, Olustee, farmer, who was at liberty on bond awaiting trial at Clarendon, Texas, in connection with the killing more than two years ago of John Slaughter, Clarendon night watchman, dropped dead late yesterday at the home of a farmer seven miles southwest of Olustee.  While loading cattle with his son, Albert, Scroggins suffered a stroke of apoplexy and fell into the arms of his son.
Funeral services were to be this afternoon at Olustee.  He leaves his widow and nine children.
Scroggins was relesed on bond following a preliminary hearing on a murder charge at Clarendon late in July.  He had waived extradition to face the charge.
When arrested here July 4 as a restul of a purported confession of Walter Scott, negro, to Wichita Falls, Texas, officers, Scroggins declared that Slaughter was one of his best friends during the 15 months he was a resident of Clarendon.  Scroggins, who operated a cafe in the Texas town, said that Slaughter boarded with him.  Scroggins said he knew nothing of the killing of the night watchman until the morning after the tragedy.
The Scroggins family lived 21 year at Blair, Jackson county, before moving to Clarendon.  Two years ago they returned to Olustee.  Scroggins was a deputy sheriff four year at Blair and justice of the peace a short time.  He served as a deputy sheriff of Rusk county, Texas, a short time.
(Ada Evening News ~ September 18, 1929)
The death of a 58-year-old Olustee man last night raised Oklahoma's highway accident fatality toll for 1956 to 24 compared with 28 at the same time last year.
The latest victim:
Lewis Forest Drury, 58, Olustee.
Drury died of injuries suffered in a two-car collision on SH 34 in Olustee.
(Ada Evening News ~ January 18, 1956)
A Davis teenager and an elderly Olustee man died in separate traffic accidents Saturday, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.
The deaths raised the state traffic toll to 496, compared with 443 at this time a year ago.
John Wendell Payne, Jr., 17, of Davis was dead on arrival at a Sulphur hospital after his car failed to round a curve on Oklahoma 7, just west of Davis in Garvin County.
The Patrol said his vehicle was traveling at an estimated 110 miles per hour when it skidded broadside for 375 feet and rolled for an additional 118 feet.
Floyd D. Moreau, 85, of Olustee was killed when his car collided with a pickup truck in Olustee in Jackson County.
The Patrol said Moreau was driving left of the center line when his car hit the other vehicle driven by Randy Lee Muse, 24, of Altus.
Muse was not injured in the accident.
(Lawton Constitution ~ August 24, 1975)
Funeral services were held Monday at the First Baptist Church in Olustee for Mrs. Cassie Carrell, who died Saturday at the hospital in Altus.
Mrs. Carrell was born Nov. 16, 1876 at Newport, Tenn.  She was married July 11, 1902 to W. T. Carrell and the couple came to Jackson county in1924.  Mrs. Carrell had made her home with her son, Frank Carrell of Olustee for several years.
Rev. Delbert Miles, pastor of the Olustee church had charge of the funeral services and Tims Funeral Home of Altus had charge of the burial in the Olustee cemetery.
Mrs. Carrell is survived by four daughters; Mrs. Almead Reeder, McKinney, Texas, Mrs. L. J. Francis, Quanah, Mrs. Daisy Wallen, Chicago and Mrs. Raymond West of Dimmitt, Texas; three sons, J. W. Carrell of Hood River, Oregon, Frank Carrell, Olustee and Thomas Carrell of Muleshoe, Texas and a number of grandchildren.
(Quanah Tribune Chief ~ January 11, 1962)
Those from here who attended funeral services held Wednesday at the First Baptist Church at Olustee for Robert L. Copeland, father of Mrs. Billy J. West, were Mr. and Mrs. Homer West, Mrs. Collins Denton, Mrs. Jimmy Crume, Mrs. Harold Wesley, Mrs. Charlie Bryant, Rev. Raymond McDonald and Mr. and Mrs. Billy J. West.
(Quanah Tribune Chief ~ January 11, 1962)
John Skinner, 87, long-time resident of Eldorado, died at his home Saturday, Jan. 5, of an apparent heart attack.
Services were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at the Eldorado First Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Ladner officiating.  Burial was at the Eldorado Cemetery under the direction of Lowell Funeral Home.
Born August 20, 1892 at Carthage, Texas, he was a veteran of World War I.
Survivors include two brothers, Lawrence Skinner of Eldorado and Tom Skinner of Garland, Texas; three sisters, Leta Evin, Mrs. Stanley Yousey, Eldorado and Mrs. Sudie Blaha, Seattle, Washington.
Pallbearers were Ronald Walker, Harold Conwell, Pete Terry, Jimmy Goodin, Charlie Goodin and Densen Myers.
(Quanah Tribune Chief ~ January 10, 1980)
Clint C. Jumper, 66, died Friday, Dec. 28, at Jackson County Memorial Hospital in Altus, Okla.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, at the Church of Nazarene with Rev. J. W. Livingston, assisted by Rev. Bill Mease officiating.  Burial was in the Eldorado Cemetery under the direction of Lowell Funeral Home.
Born January 7, 1913 at Denton, Texas, he married Cardie Damron of Wichita Falls, Texas.  He was a retired paint contractor and a member of the Church of Nazarene.
Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, Bobby Ray McCann of Florida, Marlin Spurgeon, Jr., Dallas; three daughters, Hazel New, Morton, Texas, Martha Bevel, Stafford, Katie Marie Wright, Canton, Texas; three brothers, Leamon Jumper, Eldorado, Troy of Richmond, California, Artis of Wichita Falls; three sisters, Winnie Cargal, Durant, Florence Snyder, Weatherford, Texas, and Verna Dee Stikeleather, Vacaville, Calif.; 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Dale Ledbetter, Joe Carroll Goss, Fred Goss, Larry Wright, Howard Ragland and Lloyd New.
(Quanah Tribune Chief ~ January 10, 1980)
Morris R. Hughes, life-long resident of Jackson County, died Tueday, Dec. 18, at Wichita General Hospital in Wichita Falls, Texas, following a five-week illness.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at the Tims Chapel of Memories.  Rev. Bill Mease and Rev. Robert Tickle officiated.  Burial was at Boggy Cemetery with Tims Funeral Home directing.
Hughes was a farmer and had lived on and farmed the land his pioneer parents homesteaded south of Olustee.  He was a member of the United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a brother, Cecil of Olustee; three sisters, Mrs. Lorene Ritchie of Olustee, Mrs. Maurine Bynum of Eldorado, and Mrs. Mamie Morrison of Riverside, Calif.
(Quanah Tribune Chief ~ January 10, 1980)
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Eldorado Church of Christ for John W. Foster who died suddenly at his home here Thursday at the age of 97.
Evangelist Bill Osborne had charge of the services.  Burial was made in the Eldorado cemetery with Tims Funeral Home of Altus in charge of arrangements.
Despite his age, Mr. Foster was a regular attendant at all services held at the Church of Christ.  Each Sunday he and his daughter, Mrs. Ora Skinner, who made her home with him, walked from their home that is at least one half mile from the Church, to attend both morning and evening services.  Mr. Foster would always decline rides offered by friends, saying he "needed the exercise."
Mr. Foster was a native Texan but had resided in Jackson County since 1909.  His wife died in 1949.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ora Skinner of Eldorado and Mrs. Maggie Lee Rock of Fort Worth; five sons, Olin of Corpus Christi, Herbert of Overton, Texas, Edward of Syracuse, New York, Robert of Lawton, Okla., and Ray of Fort Morgan, Colo.; 14 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
(Quanah Tribune Chief ~ July 25, 1963)
A Former Eldorado girl, who moved four years ago with her parents to Olustee, drowned Sunday afternoon, while wading in the Salt Fork of Red River, near Elmer while her parents watched helplessly.
Victim of the tragedy was Patricia Dianne McCormick, 15, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James A. McCormick.
State Trooper Elmer Klippel, who investigated, said the girl drowned when she stepped in a deep hole in the river.  Her father was taken to Jackson County Memorial hospital, suffering from severe nervous shock.
Volunteers from Olustee and Altus fire departments recovered the body about 7 p.m.  The accident occurred about 5:55 p.m.
Her parents were cafe operators in Eldorado in 1958-59, purchasing a business from Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Conner.  The family moved to Olustee when they left Eldorado and have resided there four years.
The victim who celebrated her 15th birthday on July 6, was born in Wellington, Texas.  She was a member of the Olustee Methodist Church.
Funeral arrangements were pending Tuesday at Merritt-Rowland Funearl Home in Altus.
Survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James A. McCormick of the home, six brothers, James, of Tulsa, Ray of Kingfisher, Emmitt of Oklahoma City, Spencer of Altus, John of Pierre, S.D., and Billy Dale of Olustee.
(Quanah Tribune Chief ~ July 25, 1963)
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Eldorado Church of Christ for Mrs. Ida Virginia Myers, who died Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Early Freeman, following a long illness.
Evangelist Bill Osborne had charge of the services and burial was made in the Odema cemetery under direction of Merritt-Richardson Funeral Home.
Mrs. Myers was born March 22, 1878 in Thackerville.  She was married to Joseph C. Myers in Thacksville April 27, 1896.  The couple came to Eldorado in 1902.  Her husband died in 1937.  She was a member of the Church of Christ at Eldorado.
Survivors include two sons, of El Cajon, Cailf., and Albert of Amarillo; two daughters, Mrs. Freeman and Mrs. Duel Braker, both of Eldorado, 14 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
(Quanah Tribune Chief ~ July 25, 1963)
Luther A. Smith, 84, Olustee, and a resident of the Eldorado area for many years, died Thursday, March 25, at Harmon County Memorial Hospital in Hollis.
Funeral services were held Monday at Olustee First Baptist Church.  Rev. C. W. Ramsey had charge of the services.
Burial was in the Olustee Cemetery under the direction of Tims Funeral Home.
Mr. Smith was born October 4, 1891 at Walnut Grove, Tennessee.  He had lived in the Eldorado and Olustee areas since 1920.  He was married to Birdie Vann in 1921 at Altus.  He was a farmer and a member of the Olustee Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Sudie Mae Shrum of Olustee and Mrs. Mable Hawkins of Amarillo; three brothers, Dave Smith of Florence, Alabama, Houston Smith of Iron City, Tenn., and Barney Smith of Morris Chapel, Tenn.; one sister, Mrs. Lesbey Franks of Savannah, Tenn., four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
(Quanah Tribune Chief ~ April 1, 1976)
OLUSTEE, Okla., May 28 --- Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Hardin, 73, were held Monday at Olustee, with the Rev. Marion M. Monk, pastor of the First Methodist church, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Govett of Eldorado, officiating.  Mrs. Hardin was injured in a car accident May 22, 15 miles west of Tyler, Texas, en route to Shreveport. She was accompanied on the trip by her daughter, Mrs. O. D. Canter, of Olustee, her son-in-law, Earl McKenzie of Mangum, and her grandson, Jimmie McKenzie, who made his home with Mrs. Hardin since his mother's death.  Other occupants of the car were unhurt.  Mrs. Hardin's injury was on the back of her head.  The body was brouht back to Olustee, Sunday and buried in the Olustee cemetery Monday afternoon.
She is survived by the following children: John Hardin, dean of Center college, Shreveport; Ned Hardin, Greeley, Col.; Roy Hardin, Houston, Texas; Joe and Ben Hardin, Eldorado, Okla.; Mrs. O. D. Canter, Olustee.  Her husband, J. H. Hardin, died May, 1930.
The Hardin family is one of the prominent pioneer families of Olustee, and a large number of Oklahoma and Texas people were in attendance at the funeral.
(Wichita Daily Times ~ May 28, 1931)
Funeral services for John T. Doughten, 47, were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Olustee Church of Christ with ministers Bill Oborne and Lavega Parker officiating.  Burial was in Olustee Cemetery with Tims Funeral Home in charge.
Mrs. Doughten died at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Jackson County Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.
He was born June 21, 1921 at Eldorado, but had lived in Olustee for the past 19 years.  He was a member of the Olustee Church of Christ and a veteran of World War II.
Mr. Doughten is survived by his wife, of the home; two sons, Willie (Pat) Doughten of Altus, and John Troy Doughten, Jr., Olustee; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Evelyn Gillis, Miss Karen Dale Doughten, and Kathy Gale Doughten, all of Olustee, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Doughten of Eldorado; one brother, Loyd Edward Doughten of Eldorado.
Also four sisters, Mrs. Joe Gober, of Ft. Worth, Tex., Mrs. H. H. Gober of Altus, Mrs. M. J. Webster of Cisne, Ill., and Mrs. J. L. Burge of Amarillo, Texas; and one grandchild.
The family requests that donations be made to the Jackson County Cancer Fund.
(Quanah Tribune Chief ~ April 10, 1969)
Charles Clay Doughty Edwards was born Oct. 5, 1901, on a farm near Martha, Oklahoma Territory and died Jan. 9, 1999, in Seguin, Texas.
After attending Central State Normal School in Edmond, Okla., she taught at Elmer, Okla. before marrying Lawrence Edwards of Martha in 1925.  She joined him on his family farm north of Martha, where they spent the next half-century farming.  She was the quintessential housewife and mother, excelling in cooking, sewing, canning and raising her two sons James and Ray and her daughter Kathryn.  Clay and Lawrence were lifelong members of the United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school, was active in UMW and choir and missed very few Sunday worship services.
After Lawrence's death in 1978, Clay moved to Austin, Texas, to live with family.  Later she went into a nursing home and was living in Seguin at the time of her death.
She is survived by one son, Ray Edwards and wife Donna of Kerrvile, Texas and one daughter, the Rev. Kathryn Edwards and husband Lloyd Tate of Seguin.  She is also survived by three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and three sisters.
Husband Lawrence and son James preceded her in death, as well as three sisters and one brother.
Graveside services will be held at the Martha, Okla. Cemetery on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999, at 10 a.m.
(Seguin Gazette Enterprise ~ January 12, 1999)
Hosmer, Iotus M., 82, of 5716 E. 9th, passed away June 7, 1970, survived by daughter, Mrs. J. Burr Stout of New Mexico, two sons Charner T. of California, and Oscar H. of Tucson.  Interment will be in Martha Cemetery, Martha, Oklahoma.  Arrangements by Adair Funearl Home, Dodge and Speedway.
(Tucson Daily Citizen ~ June 8, 1970)
Mrs. Dovie Hickman, long time reident of Eldorado, died at 10 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 at Quanah Memorial Hospital after suffering a stroke Monday.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18 in the First Baptist Church with the pastor, Rev. Don Ladner, officiating.  Burial was in the Odema Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Richardson Funeral Home.
Mrs. Hickman was born Feb. 11, 1894 in Italy, Texas and was married to Charley Hickman in 1914 at Eldorado.  He preceded her in death in May, 1956.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Lila Ruth Smith, Wichita, Kansas; three sons, Wesley of Eldorado, Lesley of Mulvane, Kansas and Wayne of Slidell, La.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Densel Myers, Albert Weddle, Rudy Cole, Jimmie Goodin, Walter Powell and Truman Henderson.
(Quanah, Texas, Tribune Chief ~ April 25, 1974)
C. B. Hale, 63, former Eldorado resident, died Friday, April 19 at a Wichita Falls, Texas hospital.
Born Feb. 1, 1911, at Eldorado, Hale had resided in Iowa Park, Texas since 1956.  He was a retired butcher.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Gary Dweyer and Mrs. Don Dweyer, both of Wichita Falls; a sister, Mrs. Leona Spencer of Eldorado; two brothers, Earl Hale of Linton, Ind., and Raymond Hutchinson of Sylmer, Calif.; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 23 at 10:30 a.m. in the Faith Baptist Church in Iowa Park.  A second ervice was held at 4 p.m. in Eldorado.
The Rev. Gerald Tidwell of Plainview, Tex., and the Rev. Jerry Thornton, pastor of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, officiated.  Burial was in the Eldorado Cemetery under the direction of Tanner-Aulds Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Luther Wakefield, Jr., Wilburn Harmon, J. V. Dwyer, Charlie Mathis, Winfred Ballard and Joe Shipman.
(Quanah, Texas, Tribune Chief ~ April 25, 1974)
Mrs. Annie Bell Savage, 87 and formerly of Eldorado, died Wednesday, April 17 at Plattsmouth Manor Nursing HOme, Plattsmouth, Nebraska.
Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 20 at the Eldorado Church of Christ, with Floyd Robertson officiating.  Burial was in the Eldorado Cemetery under the direction of Lowell Funeral Home.
Born March 9, 1887, she was married to William Martin Savage in 1908 at Orby, Tex.  She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include two sons, Leroy Savage of Monteray, Calif., and Floyd Savage of Terrell, Tex.; four daughters, Mrs. Pauline Brown of Murray, Neb., Mrs. Ruby Simpson of Plano, Tex., Mr. Juanita Ciaccia of Cypress, Calif., and Mrs. Helen Delefield of Brea, Calif., 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
(Quanah, Texas, Tribune Chief ~ April 25, 1974)
Mr. Robert G. Sain, 88, formerly of Eldorado, died Sunday, Feb. 10, at Meadow Park Nursing Home in Amarillo.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Don Ladner officiating.  Burial was in Odema Cemetery under the direction of Lowell Funeral Home. 
Born April 26, 1891 in Ultamathule, Arkansas he was married in 1911 at Cerrogordo, Ark. to the late Ethel Cabaniss who died in 1972.  They had moved to the Eldorado community in 1916 where he was engaged in farming and blacksmithing.  For the past two years he had lived in Amarillo.  He was a member of the Eldorado First Baptist Church.
Survivors include three sons, R. B. Sain, Lelia Lake, Texas, Bert Sain, Eldorado, and Donald Sain, Amarillo; four daughters, Mattie Ramsey, Lakewood, California, Ima Bogle, Jefferson, Oregon, Georgia McWaters and Marie Morris, both of Amarillo; 21 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.
The pallbearers were Junior Gunkel, Wade White, Jimmie Holder, Densel Myers, Kenneth Mitchell and Holly Burnett.
(Quanah, Texas, Tribune Chief ~ February 21, 1980)
Walter E. Buchanan, 61, of Eldorado, died Saturday, July 12, at Jackson County Memorial Hospital, Altus, Okla.
Services were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 14, at the Eldorado First Baptist Church with the Rev. Noel George and the Rev. Don Ladner officiating.  Burial was at the Odema Cemetery under the direction of Tims Funeral Home.
Born Sept. 15, 1913 at Van Alstyne, Tex., he was a farmer and had lived in Jackson County since he was three years old.  He was a member of the Prairie Hill Baptist Church.  He married Walda McAlpine on April 19, 1947.
Survivors include his wife of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Ronald Anderson, Altus; two sons, Harold Buchanan, Dallas, Ga., and Clyde Buchanan, Irving, Tex.; nine grandchildren; a brother, Paul Buchanan, Eldorado; three sisters, Mrs. Roy Walker, and Mrs. Carl Norris, both of Eldorado; and Mrs. Winfred Henson, Chillicothe, Tex.
Pallbearers:  Senior Walker, Troy Freeman, Lloyd Neeley, Gerald Babb, Harold Nilner and Bud Talbot.
Honorary pallbearers:  Crawford Nelson, Loyd Wilson, Arleigh Davidson and Leo Newberry.
(Quahan, Texas, Tribune Chief ~ July 17, 1975)
Delbert L. White, long time resident of Eldorado, died Monday night at Quanah Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25 in the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Donald Konkle and Rev. Elbert Shumaker officiating.  Burial was in the Odema Cemetery under direction of Lowell-Richardson Funeral Home.
Born Feb. 17, 1904 in Dublin, Texas, he came to the Midway Community in 1920.  He was married to the former Ima Walker in 1929.
Mr. White was a retired farmer and a lifetime member of the Woodmen of the World.
Survivors include his widow of the home in Eldorado; a son, James, of Rockwell, Texas; one brother, Hiram White, Amarillo; six sisters, Frances Jay, Irene Easley and Marguerite Miller, all of Eldorado, Vera Easley, DeLeon, Tex., Leola Hopkins, Amarillo and Juanita Odom, Madras, Oregon; three grandchildren and one great grandson.
Pallbearers were Wesley Hickman, Lloyd Neeley, Troy Freeman, Ted Daniell, Lowery Walker, Kenneth Mitchell, Ernest Seitz and Frank Carroll.
(Quanah, Texas, Tribune Chief ~ August 1, 1974)
Altus, Okla. --- Adeline Daye, 31, or North Dakota, was due to be released from the Altus city jail today after a four-day sentence.
But on Saturday afternoon, authorities found Mrs. Daye dead in her jail cell.
An autopsy at the State Medical Examiner's office in Oklahoma City Sunday afternoon revealed the cause of death as "asphyxia by hanging---suicide" according to Mike Roach, agent of the office.
The woman's body was sent to an Oklahoma City funeral home, but arrangements were being handled by an Altus funeral home.
Mrs. Daye killed herself by tying her blouse around her cell door and looping it around her neck, said Police Chief Hoyt Benedict.  Then she "just kind of sank down," the chief said.
Benedict said officer Gary Roberson found the woman at about 5:40 p.m. Saturday.
She and her husband, identified as Ted Daye, had been arrested in front of an Altus hotel Thursday on a public drunk complaint, Benedict said.  Each had been sentenced to four days in jail.
Daye was released from jail following the incident.  Benedict said Daye had been confined in another cell.
The couple reportedly had five children in North Dakoka, Benedict said.
(Aberdeen, SD, Daily News ~ May 9, 1977)
Mangum, Okla. --- Mrs. Alva Flynn, 58, of Blair, Okla. died Thursday of an apparent heart attack in a hospital in Hillsboro, Ka.
Born Doris Ross on Feb. 19, 1918 in Lindsey, Okla., Mrs. Flynn had been a resident of Mangum for 36 years before she and her husband moved to Blair in 1973.  She was a member of First Baptist Church.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday in the First Baptist Church at Mangum, the Rev. Thomas Spence, Baptist minister of Mangum, officiating.  Burial will be in Blair Cemetery under direction of Lovett Funeral Service.
Survivors include her husband, Alva; two daughters, Mrs. Ronald Atkinson of Mangum and Mrs. Harold Pruitt of Hobart, Okla.; three sisters, Mrs. Carl Brown of Concord, Calif., Mrs. Raymond Holland of Vancouver, Wash. and Mrs. Juanita Jeters of Las Vegas, Nev.; one brother, Roy Ross of California and four grandchildren.
(Wichita Falls Times ~ October 24, 1976)
Gracie Lee Starwalt, 91, of Blair, Okla., died Sept. 25 in an Altus, Okla., nursing home.
Services were Sept. 30 in the First Baptist Church of Blair with the Rev. Randy Mitchell officiating.  Burial was in the Blair Cemetery with arrangements under direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home of Altus.
Mrs. Starwalt was born March 5, 1905, in Erick, Okla.  She was a life-long resident of Greer and Jackson Counties in Oklahoma.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Blair, the American Legion Auxiliary, Homemakers Club and the Senior Citizens' Club.  She and John P. Francis were married Oct. 28, 1921.  He preceded her in death.  She married W. L. Starwalt on Feb. 29, 1945.  He died April 1, 1978.
Survivors include a son, Donald E. Francis of Crosby, Texas; a daughter, Vera L. Sprague of Burkburnett; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
(Burkburnett Informer Star ~ October 3, 1996)
Mangum, Okla. --- William "Will" Owen, long-time Mangum area farmer and rancher, died Friday in an Oklahoma City hospital.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Blair, Okla., Baptist Church with the Rev. Marshall Howard, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in Blair Cemetery under direction of Greer Funeral Home.
Born Sept. 26, 1896 in Kasse, Tex., Owens came to Blair as a child.  He married Esther Byrd in Mangum in 1919.  He was a veteran of World War I.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Wilma Dyette of Ardmore, Okla.; a son, Rob of Blair; a brother, Wilburn of Blair; four sisters, Mrs. L. L. Bennett of Mangum, Mrs. Emma Turner of Meeker, Okla., Mrs. Della Turner of Blair and Mrs. Minnie Giamer of Estanchio, N. M.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
(Wichita Falls Times ~ May 14, 1972)
Frank H. Hawkins, 72, died at 10:30 a.m. Friday two hours after he was injured in a fall from the roof of the Blair Methodist Church.
Hawkins, who was very active in the church, was working alone to repair a water drain.
While attempting to come donw a ladder he reportedly fell.  He was rushed to the Jackson County Memorial Hospital where he received emergency treatment.
Born Feb. 22, 1898 at Farmer, Texas, Hawkins came to Jacksin County in 1904.  He was married to Ruby Nelle McWhorter in 1919 in Blair.
Hawkins was a member of the Oklahoma Pharmaceutical Association for more than 50 years and ran the Hawkins Drug in Blair from 1924 until 1941.  He was the postmaster at Blair from 1958 until 1963.
After retiring as postmaster, Hawkins ran the Blair Drug for several years and was associted with several drug stores in Altus.
Hawkins also owned a television and radio repair shop and was a licensed ham operator.
He was a veteran of World War I, a member of the Blair American Legion and the Woodmen of the World.
He received his pilot's license at the age of 70.  "He was the type of man you could not hold down," said John Barton, Altus pharmacist.
Services were held at the Blair First Methodist Church at 10:30 a.m. Monday with the Rev. John Kirby officiating.  Burial was in the Blair Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife of the home; a son, Edgar Frank Hawkins, Kansas City, Mo.; a brother, Anson Hawkins, Quanah, Texas; a sister, Mrs. Ladelle Roberson, Riverside, Calif.; and two grandchildren.
(Quanah Tribune Chief ~ August 27, 1970)
William L. Starwalt, 91, of Blair, brother of Mrs. Sadie Goss, died Saturday, April 1, at Jackson County Memorial Hospital.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at the Blair First Baptist Church with the Rev. Marshall Howard officiating, assisted by the Rev. Bill Mease.  Burial was at the Blair Cemetery under the direction of Lowell Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Junior Cargill, Marion Savage, T.C. Hampton, Jim Faulkner, Uriel Dempsey, Lawrence Pepper and O. C. Nobles.
Born Sept. 2, 1886 at Jewitt, Ill., he came to this area as a young man.  He married Miss Grace Stephens at Erick on Feb. 28, 1945.  She survives at the home at Blair.  He was a member of Woodmen of the World, the First Baptist Church of Blair, and a former deacon of the Midway Baptist Church.  He was a retired farmer.
Survivors include two sons, Berlin "Buck" Starwalt, and Mabry L. Starwalt, both of Blair; five daughters, Mrs. Sylvia Hill, Loveland, Texas, Mrs. Alvena Estes, Mrs. Lorene Gaines, both of Dallas, Texas, Mrs. Joe Davis, Blair, Mrs. Anna Mae Stakes, Midland, Texas; a step-son, Donald E. Francis, Houston, Texas; step-daughters, Mrs. Vera Lee Sprague, Burkburnett, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Sadie Goss, Eldorado, Mrs. Nellie Gaton, Sunnyside, Washington; 21 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
(Quanah Tribune Chief ~ April 6, 1978)
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Blair United Methodist Church for Virgil H. Guy, 79, well-known newspaper publisher, who died at his home in Blair, Tuesday.
Mr. Guy had suffered a severe heart attack while visiting in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Verne Hankins, and family in Wellton, Arizona, some two months ago.
Born Feb. 14, 1895 in Marion County, Georgia, he followed the printer's trade from Georgia to Arkansas, through Mississippi and Texas to Oklahoma, stopping in Eldorado in 1937, where he published the Eldorado Courier until 1947.
He established the Blair Enterprise in 1948, printing his paper in Altus until he could get enough machines to publish the paper.  He was the first newspaperman in Jackson County to put in a Heidleberg press in the early 1950s.
He was a charter member of the Eldorado Lions Club and was instrumental in getting many civic projects that gave Eldorado a boost.
He was just as interested in Blair after he moved there, spearheading many issues that would be good for Blair, including civic clubs, getting a bank to move to Blair and boosted the irrigation project in that area until it became a reality.
Mr. Guy and his wife have 10 children, three sons of which are in the newspaper business; Virgil Jr., Publisher of th eAllen Advocate in Allen, near Ada; Bill, publisher of the Haskell News, near Muskogee and Bobby, who works for a newspaper in Los Angeles.
The Rev. Richard Rowe officiated the funeral service.  He was assisted by the Rev. Marshall Howard.  Burial was at the Blair Cemetery, with Lowells of Altus in charge of arrangements.
(Quanah Tribune Chief ~ September 26, 1974)
Funeral Services for Mrs. Geraldine Hawf, 23; her daughter, Donna Jean, 2-months-old, and her nephew, Arnold Rex Heflin, 4, victi of an explosion and fire at 1314 Eighteenth Thursday, will be conducted from the Baptist church in Blair, Okla., Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.  The service was originally planned for Saturday.
Dr. E. T. Miller, pastor of Lamar Avenue Baptist Church here, and Rev. Bert Winters, pastor of the Blair church, will officiate.  Interment will be at Blair Cemetery.
Fire Marshal Grover Habern is conducting an investigation to determine the exact cause of the blast which occurred shortly before noon Thursday.
(Wichita Daily Times ~ April 2, 1944)
Mrs. Walter (Mary) Woodall, 87, Blair, died Saturday at her home.
Services were held Monday, Jan. 26 at Tims Chapel of Memories with Rev. Keith Wiginton officiating.  Burial was at Blair Cemetery under the direction of Tims Funeral Home.
Born Oct 9, 1888 in Mississippi, she had been a resident of Blair for over 69 years.  She married Walter Woodall Oct. 8, 1905.  He died Oct. 8, 1958.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. W. L. Derryberry of Altus, Mrs. Thelma Childress of Blair, Mrs. Laurence Carothers of Oklahoma City; five sons, Cecil of Eldorado, Elbert of Oklahoma City, J.T. of Dumas, Tex., Aubrey of Springfield, Ore., Bill of Beaumont, Tex.; 23 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
(Quanah Tribune Chief ~ January 29, 1976)

Boswell, Okla. --- Funeral services were conducted for J. T. Jones, 82, Sunday afternoon at the Methodist Church at Blair, by the Rev. C. E. Nannegy, pastor, assisted by the Rev. W. W. Hawkins.  Burial was made in Blair Cemetery.
Mr. Jones moved to Soper from Detroit, Texas, in 1904 and resided there until 1919 when he moved to Blair.  He had been a member of the Methodist church 50 years, helping to organize the one at Soper, and he also belonged to the Woodmen of the World.  He came to Boswell in September to spend the winter with his daughter and son, Mrs. Charles Maupin and John W. Jones, and died of a heart attack Friday night at the home of his daughter.
He leaves these children:  John Jones and Mrs. Charles Maupin, Boswell; Mrs. Annis Hughes, Mrs. Eva Walker, Walter Jones, Tom Jones and Jorace Jones, Blair; Mrs. Donia Baldwin, Dallas, Texas; Mrs. Robbie Montgomery, Shreveport, La., and Dr. C. L. Jones, Altus, besdies 14 grandchildren.
(Paris News ~ December 9, 1943)
Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Ledbetter, 81, were held at the First Baptist Church in Blair at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 17.  Rev. Marshall Howard officiated the final rites.  Burial was in the Blair Cemetery under direction of Lowell Funeral Home of Altus.
Mrs. Ledbetter died Thursday in Memorial Hospital in Altus following a long illness.  She was a pioneer resident of Blair, but had been making her home in Eldorado with her daughter, Mrs. Holly Burnett and Mr. Burnett, for the past several months.
Born Jan. 11, 1891 in Lamar County, Texas, she was married to William E. Ledbetter in 1908.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Blair.
Survivors inlcude two sons, Beryl and James, both of Oklahoma City; one daughter, Mrs. Mamie Burnett of Eldorado; one brother, Earl Freeland, Oklahoma City; one sister, Mrs. Will Hicks of Paris, Texas; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
(Quanah Tribune Chief ~ June 22, 1972)
Funeral services for D. W. Murphree, 84, of Blair, Okla., the father of Mrs. Eva May James Richardson, 312 Waco, were to be at 2 p.m. today in the Blair Baptist Church.
Burial will be in the Blair Cemetery under the direction of Tims Funeral Home of Altus.
Murphree had been ill several months.  He died at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Baptist Hospital at Mangum.
(Lubbock Avalanche Journal ~ April 5, 1961)
Mrs. Eva Maudie Rice, 73, of 1023 Santa Monica, passed away in a local hospital Tuesday June 21, 1960, at the age of 73 years.
Survivors:  Daughter, Mrs. R. T. Fryer, city; son, William W. Rice, Chowchilla, Calif.; 6 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held in the chapel of the Alamo Funeral Home, Thursday, June 23, at 5 p.m. with Rev. Grover Chapman officiating.  The remains will be sent via railroad to Altus, Okla., where services will be held Sunday, June 26 at 10:30 a.m. in Blair cemetery, Blair, Okla.  Mrs. Rice was a member of Travis Park Methodist Church and had been a resident of San Antonio for the past 10 years.  Arrangements by Alamo Funeral Home.
(San Antonio Light ~ June 23, 1960)
Syre, Okla. --- Funeral service for Charles B. Rosenbaum, 74, who died Saturday at Sayre Hospital, will be at 2 p.m. today in Rose Chapel.
The Rev. Alvin Hedin will officiate, and burial will bein Blair Cemetery.
Mr. Rosenbaum had lived in Marillo from 1934 to 1962.
Survivors include his wife Fay; three sons, Ernest L. of 7547 Leroy, John B. of 4218 Garland, both in Amarillo, and Frank of Farmington, N.M.; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
(Amarillo Daily News ~ February 21, 1972)
 Arlene Adams, age 86, Concordia resident, passed away on December 26, 2014 at the Salina Regional Health Center, Salina, Kansas. She was born on July 17, 1928 in Harmon County, Oklahoma to Abner T. and LaVesta (Helms) Waller.
On July 17, 1947 she married Truman Adams. He preceded her in death on March 9, 1974. Arlene was employed at Hardeman County Hospital in Quanah, TX for over 30 years.
She is survived by two sons, Harley Adams (Darla), Johnny Adams (Ann), a Daughter, Kathie Winter (Jim) all of Concordia; a sister, Geneva Proffitt, Memphis, TX.; 8 Grandchildren, Kyle Adams (Heather), Keri Hissong (Mark), Cody Adams (Momoe), Michael Adams (Linsey), Jamie & Greg Winter, Ashley & John Adams; 8 Great Grandchildren, Braden & Blair Adams, Adam & Jacob Hissong, Elizabeth, William, Olivia, and Cecil Shohei Adams.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Lena Gale Adams, a twin brother, Ira Lee Waller, and brother L.C. Waller.
Graveside Funeral Services will be held 11:00 am, December 31, 2014 at the Eldorado Cemetery, Eldorado, Oklahoma, with Jim Winter presiding.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to Rebecca A. Morrison House, 513 S. Eighth, Salina, KS. 67401 in care of the funeral home. (Chaput Buoy, December 27, 2014, submitted by Maurene Richard Miller)
LANE,  W. A.
W. A. Lane, a farmer living near Altus, Ok., committed suicide by shooting himself in the temple with a revolver.  He was 38 years old and leaves a wife and three children.
(Salina Daily Republican-Journal ~ Monday ~ April 4, 1898)
A rural mail carrier named Carter, who lived in Altus, Ok., was killed in a runaway.  Carter hitched a wild broncho to a sulky to break it, when the vehicle was overturned, catching his leg in a wheel
(Independence Reporter ~ Tuesday ~ March 7, 1905)
Altus, Ok. - While Mrs. W. H. Overal was doing some washing at her home here Monday morning her little baby fell into a tub of boiling water and was scalded to death.
(Osage City Free Press ~ Thursday ~ November 15, 1906)
Oklahoma Farmer Says That Killing Was Accidental
Altus, Ok., Oct. 14 --- Wilson Logan, a farmer residing near here, is being held pending an investigation of the killing of Mrs. Logan, his wife.  Logan secured his gun to shoot a hawk which was in the yard and when his wife stepped in front of him to open the door the shotgun was discharged, the entire charge taking effect in her side, killing her instantly.  Logan claims that the shooting was accidental.
(Parsons Daily Sun ~ Wednesday ~ October 14, 1908)
Altus, Ok., Feb. 23 --- Funeral services will be held here Sunday afternoon for Mrs. Texis L. Aycock, who died Saturday at the age of 78 years, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. W. Patterson, in Dallas.  A brief funeral service also was held in Dallas Saturday morning by Dr. Wallace Basett of the Cliff Temple Baptist Church.
Mrs. Aycock is survived by three sons, Clay Aycock, Harlingen, Texas; E. M. Aycock, Dallas, and T. M. Aycock, Stillwater, Ok., and by four daughters, Mrs. J. W. Patterson, Dallas; Mrs. Bessie Rogers, Pearsall, Texas; Mrs. Alice Copass, Shawnee, Ok., and Mrs. A. S. J. Shaw, Oklahoma City.  Her husband died several years ago and was buried in Altus.
(Dallas Morning News ~ Sunday ~ February 24, 1929)

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