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Gray County, Texas
Obituaries and Death Notices

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OWENS, SOL. B.
TURBYFILL, B.

A DOUBLE TRAGEDY.
Sol. B. Owens and B. Turbyfill Killed.
On last Thursday morning Sol B. Owens of Alanreed, Gray county, was killed by B. Turbyfill of Utah, who in turn was killed by Solon Owens, an eighteen year old son of Sol Owens. The difficulty arose over the dispute of commission claimed by Turbyfill on a land sale made by Owens a year ago involving about $100,000. Turbyfill was on his way from Clarendon to Allenreed to make a settlement of the affair or to file suit, and was overtaken by Owens and his son. A few words passed between them and they began firing at each other. Owens' right arm was broken by the first shot from Turbyfill's gun, the next shot taking effect in his back, killing him almost instantly. Young Owens opened fire on his father's slayer with a winchester, bringing him down with the first shot. Turbyfill got up and ran, but another shot from the boy brought him down a second time from which he was unable to arise. Sol Owens is well known throughout the Panhandle as a prominent cattleman. He has a great many friends and the awful tragedy is deeply deplored. [Source: The Hereford Brand (Hereford, Tex.), Vol. 7, No. 12, Ed. 1 Friday, May 3, 1907.] Transcribed and submitted by Sheila Pitts Massie.

ALEXANDER, JOE BOB
PAMPA, Nov 3 -Funeral services for Joe Bob Alexander, 17 month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Alexander of 2110 N. Banks, will be held Tuesday.
    Services will be held at 3 p.m. in the Duenkel-Carmichael Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Lee Hallon [?], pastor of the Barrett Mission Church, officiating
    Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery under direction of the funeral home.
    The youngster died at 11 a. m. today at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. V. Burns of Pampa. He was born May 25, 1957 at Borger.
    Also surviving is his grandmother, Mrs. A. D. Alexander of Pampa. Source:  Newspaper unknown, dated November 4, 1958; transcribed by Glenda Stevens

Rites Held For Alexander Baby
PAMPA, November 4--Final rites for Joe Bob Alexander, 17 month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Alexander of Pampa, were conducted today in the Duenkel-Carmichael Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Lee Hillon, pastor of the Barrett Mission Church. 
     Burial was in Fairview Cemetery. 
     The child died Monday at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. V. Burns of Pampa. He was born May 25, 1957, at Borger. 
     Also surviving is another grandmother, Mrs. A. D. Alexander of Pampa. (Source: newspaper unknown, 1958, transcribed by Camellia)

APPLETON, Mrs. MARSHALL
Mrs. Marshall Appleton, 62, of Pampa died Wednesday morning on a westbound passenger train just before reaching Amarillo.
    She was pronounced dead on arrival in an ambulance at St. Anthony's Hospital.
    Mr. Appleton said he and his wife had left Pampa Wednesday morning to visit Mrs. Appleton's sister, Mrs. Tilly Walwick, in Pasadena, Calif.
    Mrs. Appleton was born Oct. 26, 1896, in California.
    Funeral services will be held in Pasadena, with burial under direction of Ives & Warren, Funeral directors. Blackburn Shaw Funeral Home had charge of arrangements here. (Source:  newspaper unknown, dated December, 1958, transcribed by Bobby Dobbins Title.)

BARNARD, JAMES F.
Second Lieutenant James F. Barnard, 23, was killed in an aircraft crash in Italy January 2, according to a war department message received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James A Barnard, 417 Carr. No other details were available.
     In his last letter, written December 31, Lt. Barnard told his parents that he had not been in direct contact with the enemy, but had been engaged in flying in support of bomber attacks and strafing.
     Lt. Barvard was graduated from Pampa high school in 1940. A brother, Don, is a marine corps aviator, stationed at Corpus Christi. A sister, Mrs. Raymond C. Hogue, lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.  [Source: "Pampa News", Date Unknown - Sub. by Cheryl Blevins and tr. by C. Vines]

BEESON, MARTIN LUTHER
PAMPA, Dec. 29. (Special)-Martin Luther Beeson, 66, of 212 N. Houston, died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday in Highland General Hospital.
     Funeral arrangements will be announced by Duenkel-Carmichael Funeral Home of Pampa.
     Mr. Beeson was born April 13, 1892 in Cassville, Mo., and had lived in Pampa for many years.  He was a member of the Moose Lodge.
     He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Julia Welcher of Joplin, Mo. And Mrs. J. P. Sharp of Locksburg, Ark.; a grandson, George Oliver Hamlin of Baytown.; two sisters, Mrs. jess Brillo of Oakland, Calif., Mrs. Fred Harvey of Indianapolis; two brothers, Clearence Beeson of Cassville and earl Beeson of Compton, Calif. Source: Publication Unknown, December 1958, transcribed by M.K.K.

BENTLEY, Mrs. CORA
Pampa, Nov. 11 (Special) - Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Bentley will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Assembly of God Church, in Canadian. The Rev. Glenn H. Lesier of Knox City and Rev. A. A. Wilson, pastor of Canadian Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Wheeler Cemetery, with services under the direction of Duenkel-Carmichael Funeral Home of Pampa.
    Mrs. Bentley, 76, a resident of Canadian for 26 years, died at 5 p.m. Thursday in Hemphill County Hospital.
    She is survived by three sons, A. A. Bentley of Canadian, W. V. Bentley of Spearman and N. H. Bentley of Washington; three sisters, Mrs. Tennie Collins and Mrs. Lizzie Gibbins, both of Wheeler, Oklahoma; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. (Source: Newspaper unknown, dated Nov. 14, 1958; transcribed by Vicki Bryan)

BLACK, WILLIAM HOMER
PAMPA, Dec. 1 (Special) - William Homer Black, 37. Borger carpenter, died at 8:45 a.m. today while working at the Celanese Plant, 5 miles west of here. Black apparently suffered a heart attack.
    He had been a resident of Borger 2 1/2 years, moving there from Huntington, Ark. He was employed as a carpenter for the Fluer Construction Company of Borger.
    Surviving are his wife, Marie of Boger; four daughters, Mrs. Patsy Buckner, Carolyn Black, Shirley Black and Beverly Black, all of Borger; three sons, William, Ronald and Randall; all of Borger; three sisters, Mrs. Juanita Norris of Mansfield, Ark., Mrs. Freda Riddle of Fort Smith, Ark. and Miss Shiprak Black of Mansfield, Ark; four brothers, Steve, T. J., Johnnie and R. G., all of Mansfield, Ark.
    The body has been sent to Mansfield, Ark. for funeral and burial. Local arrangements were under direction of Duenkel-Carmichael Funeral Home. (Source: Newspaper unknown, dated Dec. 1958; transcribed by Susan Geist)

BOWERS, Mrs. JOE
Wealthy Gray County Woman Dies at Pampa
PAMPA. Texas. Aug 22 - Mrs. Joe Bowers 57, pioneer resident and member of Gray County's richest family, died in a hospital here Thursday night with her husband, three sons, Aubrey, John T. and Joe Jr.. at her bedside. The Bowers ranch estate south of Pampa became productive of great wealth late in 1927 when a gusher oil well was drilled. The area still is the most productive in the county. Attorneys said Mrs. Bowers left a will disposing of her share of the rich estate, but details were not made public. The funeral will he held Saturday.   [Unknown newspaper, August 23, 1930] 

BRADLEY, JOHN I.
PAMPA, Nov. 9-(Special)--John I. Bradley, 65, died at 12 noon today following a short illness. 
    Mr. Bradley, who made his home at 716 N. Frost, had been a resident of Pampa since 1926, when he moved to Pampa, from Eureka Springs, Ark. 
    He was born August 26, 1893, in Eureka Springs.  He had been in the real estate business here since 1934, and prior to that, was a bookkeeper for the Acme Lumber Co. 
    He was a veteran of World War II, a member of the American Legion, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Masonic Lodge and the Methodist Church.
    Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Deana Bradley of Pampa; two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Kelly of Cassville, Mo., and Mrs. Minnie Stillions of Charleston, Ill.; two brothers, Will S., of Montecello, Ark., and George D., of Grand View, Ark. 
    Funeral arrangements will be announced by Duenkel-Carmichael Funeral Home here. (Source: newspaper unknown, Nov. 9, 1958, transcribed by Camellia)

John I. Bradley Services Slated
Pampa, Nov. 11 - Final services for John I. Bradley, 65, will be conducted Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in Duenkel-Carmichael Funeral Chapel here by the Rev. Woodrow Adcock, pastor of the First Methodist Church. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.
    Mr. Bradley died Sunday. He had lived in Pampa since 1926 when he moved here from Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He was a bookkeeper for Acme Lumber Company before going into the real estate business in 1934.
    He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Masonic Lodge. He was also a member of the First Methodist Church.
    Survivors include his wife, two sisters and two brothers. (Source: Newspaper unknown, dated Nov. 11, 1958; transcribed by Vicki Bryan)

CARLSON, HARRY B.
PAMPA, Sept. 29 (Special)-Harry B. Carlson, 69, died at 3:45 a.m. today in his home at 612 Somerville.
    Rosary services will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Duenkel-Carmichael Funeral Chapel here. Funeral services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Holy Souls Catholic Church here, with Father Edward J. Cashman, pastor, officiating.
    Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, under direction of Duenkel-Carmichael Funeral Home.
    Mr. Carlson was born Nov. 13, 1888, in Sheffield, Pa. He moved to Pampa in 1927 and worked as a well driller.
    He was a veteran of World War I and a member of Holy Souls Catholic Church VFW and Elks Lodge.
    Survivors are his wife, Mary D., of the home; and four sisters, Mrs. Lettie Dean of Wichita, Kan., Mrs. Jennie Anderson of Sheffield, and Mrs. Alma Decker and Mrs. Ethel Lauffer, both of Warren, Pa. (Source: Newspaper, undated ( Sep 1958); transcribed by Sue P. Carpenter) [Also has a notice in the Amarillo-Globe-Times 30 Sept. 1958-"Harry Carlson Rites in Pampa"] 

CHESHER, WILLIAM M.
PAMPA, October 6--William Marion Chesher, 86, of 707 E. Foster, died at 8:30 a. m., today in his home.  Formerly a farmer at Miami, he suffered a stroke.  In 1955, he had lived in Pampa for 2-1/2 years. 
    Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m., Wednesday in the First Baptist Church of Miami.  The Rev. Clifford Potis, pastor of the church, and the Rev. Ray Manning of Throckmorton will officiate. 
    Mr. Chesher was born May 3, 1872 in Tennessee and moved to Trenton, Tex., in 1879.  He came to Miami in 1923.  He had been a Baptist for 75 years. 
    Survivors include his wife Iva of Pampa; two daughters, Mrs. Clyde Chisum and Mrs. Charlie Miller, both of Pampa; three sons, J. O. of Friona, C. E. of Midwest City, Okla., B. W. Chesher, Amarillo; two brothers, Arthur of Bonham and Harrison Chesher of Trenton; 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. 
    Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery with services under the direction of Duenkel-Carmichael Funeral Home of Pampa. (Source: newspaper unknown, Oct. 1958, transcribed by Camellia)

COLLIER, J. L.
Mr. J. L. Collier died at his home at McLean Monday night after an illness of almost a year's duration, aged 67 years.
 He was carried to Amarillo for an operation a little more than a week ago, but this failed to prolong his life.
 Mr. Collier is the father of Hullon Collier and Mrs. I. C. Unsell, of this place, and was well and favorably known here.
 Funeral services and burial were held at McLean Wednesday afternoon. (Source: The Groom News, Groom, Tex, July 8, 1926 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)

CUNNINGHAM, Mrs. IDA
PAMPA, April 5 (Special) - Funeral services for Mrs. Ida James Cunningham, 429 N. Faulkner, who died Saturday in Highland General Hospital, will be held at 3 p.m. Monday in Montell Cemetery, Uvalde. 
    Mrs. Cunningham was born Oct. 27, 1872, in Uvalde.  She lived in Pampa with her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Bill Cunningham. 
    She is survived by two sons J. H. of Moore and John W. of Compton, Calif.; two sisters Mrs. Millie Patterson of Uvalde and Mrs. George Van Pelt of San Antonio; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. (Source: newspaper unknown, April 6-7 1958, transcribed by Debby Cavalcante)

DAVIS, DAVID ALEXANDER
MCLEAN, October 2--(Special)--Funeral services for David Alexander Davis, 77, of McLean, will be held at 2:30 p.m., Friday in the McLean Methodist Church, with the Rev. Jack Riley, pastor officiating, assisted by the Rev. H. L. Longing, retired Methodist minister of McLean.
     Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery here, under direction of Richerson-Lamb Funeral Home of McLean.  Mr. Davis, who has served as city secretary since 1946, died of a stroke at 9:15 p.m., Wednesday in his home here.  He was born in Koppel, in Bosque County, Tex., on May 22, 1881.  He came to McLean in 1912 and was first employed by the Rock Island Railroad in their station offices here.
     He then worked for a cotton gin firm here before he was elected city secretary in 1946.  Mr. Davis married Miss Winnie Vinson at Koppel on July 7, 1901.  Survivors are his wife of the home; two sons, Melvin of Wichita Falls and Marvin of Panhandle; a brother George Davis, of Corpus Christie; four sisters, Mrs. M. D. Vinson of Denton, Mrs. Ruth Grundy and Mrs. Vernie Edwards, both of Amarillo, and Mrs. Jesse Huckaby of Doland, S. D., five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  (Source:  newspaper unknown, 1958, transcribed by Camellia)

DEAN, WESLEY RAY
PAMPA, April 28 (Special) - Wesley Ray Dean, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Dean, died at 10:50 a.m. today in the Dean home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of the Duenkel-Carmichael Funeral Home with the Rev. H. G.  Standifer of the Missionary Baptist Church officiating.
Burial will be in Fairview cemetery.
    In addition to the parents, the baby is survived by a grandmother, Mrs. Opal Henry of Washburn, Mo. (Source: newspaper unknown, dated Apr. 21-24, 1958, transcribed by Kristine Metoyer)

ERWIN, HORACE F.
McLean, Dec. 4 (Special) - Horace F. Erwin, 71, of West Warwick, Rhode Island, who was evangelistic choir director for the Presbyterian Church in the Panhandle area from 1908 until the early 1940's died early this morning in his home. He had been ill about 5 years. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday in West Warwick.
    Mr. Erwin's brother, Arthur Erwin, lives in McLean. Mr. Erwin was born January 21, 1887, in Parker County, Texas, near Weatherford. He attended Trinity University at Waxahachie, Texas, and later was a music graduate of Moody Bible Institute at Chicago. He had directed in several evangelistic choirs in 44 states throughout the United States. His other brother, the late Rev. W. A. Erwin, was active in the Presbyterian ministry in Texas.
    Survivors are his wife, Ruth; a son, Major General William Erwin of the U. S. Army in England; a daughter, Miss Martha Jean Erwin of Los Angeles; and two grandchildren. (Source: Newspaper unknown, dated Dec. 1958; transcribed by Vicki Bryan)

FOGLEMAN, JOSEPHINE
PAMPA, Dec. 21, (Special)-Mrs. Josephine Fogleman, 86, died at 11 p.m. Saturday in Los Angeles County General Hospital Los Angeles, Calif.
     Mrs. Fogleman was born Nov. 22, 1872, in Thayer, Kan.  She had lived in California for 20 years, having moved there from Parsons, Kan.
     She is survived by one son, George W. Fogleman, of Lefors and one brother Homer Sulter of San Bernardino, Calif.
     The body will be brought to Pampa for burial under direction of Deunkel-Charmichael Funeral Home. Source: Publication Unknown, December 1958, transcribed by M.K.K.

FORKER, LAWRENCE R.
PAMPA, Oct. 1--(Special)--Lawrence R. (Forky) Forker, 58, of 1611 Christine, died at 12:30 a.m., today in Highland General Hospital. A Pampa resident since 1827, he was a district sales representative for National Supply Co., an oil field supply firm.  Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m., Friday in the First Methodist Church of Pampa.  The pastor, the Rev. Woodrow Adcock, will officiate.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery with services under the direction of Duenkel-Carmichael Funeral Home. 
    Mr. Forker was born June 20, 1920, in Gibsonburg, Ohio.  He came to Pampa from Amarillo. 
    Survivors include his wife, Kathryn and a son Stanley, both of Pampa; his father, Frank Forker of Toledo, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Charlie Holborn of Overton, Tex., and Mrs. Frank Herman of Genoa, Ohio and two grandchildren. (Source: newspaper unknown, dated 1958; transcribed by Camellia)

FREE, AMY FRANCES
PAMPA, Dec. 18 - Mrs. Amy Frances Free, 78, died at 12:40 a.m. today in the home of her daughter, Mrs. B. D. Cox, 614 N. Davis.  She had been ill for seven years.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday in Duenkel-Carmichael Chapel here.  The Rev. J. D. Walters, pastor of the Church of God, and the Rev. M. B. Smith, pastor of the Highland Baptist Church, will officiate.  Burial will be in Wheeler Cemetery.
     Mrs. Free lived in Wheeler from 1928, when she moved there from Childress County, until 1944, when she moved to Pampa.  She was a member of St. Paul Methodist Church here.
     Survivors are her husband, J. C. Free, a son, C. A. Thomas, and the daughter, Mrs. Cox, all of Pampa, one sister, Mrs. Etta O'Rear of Denison; 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Source:  Publication Unknown, December 1958, transcribed by M.K.K.

GATHRIGHT, LESTER
PAMPA , Feb. 5. - Lester Gathright, 22 of Lawton , Ok., died from asphyxiation here late yesterday, his body was found in a gas filled room. The body was sent to Nacona, Texas for burial. [Abilene Morning News (Abilene, Texas) Thursday, February 6, 1930 - Submitted by M. Zwakman]

GRAHAM, ARTHUR J.
PAMPA, Nov. 22 (Special) - Graveside rites for Arthur Jordan Graham, 48, of Pampa, who was found dead in an Amarillo hotel Friday, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at the Fairview Cemetery here.
    The Rev. William E. West of the St. Mathews Episcopal Church will officiate.  Services are under the direction of Duenkel-Carmichael Funeral Home.
    Graham was an independent geologist who had lived at 121 S. Russell here. He was born April 21, 1910 in Marion, Ind.
    Survivors are his mother, Mrs. Cecile Graham of Pampa, and a sister, Mrs. Tom Price Jr. of Pampa. (Source:  newspaper unknown, dated November 23, 1958, transcribed by Bobby Dobbins Title.)

GUMM, CLYDE
PAMPA, Nov. 10--Clyde Gumm, 48, formerly of Pampa, died at 1:45 a.m. Sunday in Ponce, Puerto Rico.  He was employed here by Brown and Rool Construction Company from 1952, until September, 1957, when the company transferred him to Puerto Rico. 
    Funeral arrangements will be announced by Duenkel-Carmichael Funeral Home of Pampa. 
    He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Martha A. Gumm of 220 N. Houston, Pampa, a son, Butch, in the military service; his mother, Mrs. H. R. Dobson of Houston, and two step-daughters, Mrs. Jim Ward of Pampa and Mrs. Don Michaels of Jacksonville, N. C. (Source:  newspaper unknown, Nov. 9, 1958, transcribed by Camellia)

Gumm Services Pend in Pampa
Pampa, Nov. 11 - Final rites for Clyde Gumm, 48, former resident of Pampa, are pending with Duenkel-Carmichael Funeral Home here.
    Mr. Gumm died Sunday at 1:45 a.m. in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He had been in Puerto Rico working for Brown and Root Construction Company since September of 1957. Between 1952 and 1957 he was in Pampa, employed by the same company.
    Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Martha A. Gumm, who is en route to Pampa from Puerto Rico; a son, Butch, in the military service; his mother, Mrs. H. B. Dobson of Houston, and two stepdaughters, Mrs. Jim Ward of Pampa and Mrs. Don Michaels of Jacksonville, North Carolina. (Source: Newspaper unknown, dated Nov. 11, 1958; transcribed by Vicki Bryan)

HARVEY, Infant of T. E.
PAMPA, April 15 (Special) - The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Harvey of White Deer died at 8:20 a.m. today in Highland General Hospital here.
    Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday in White Dove Cemetery under direction of Duenkel Carmichael Funeral Home.
    Survivors are the parents; a sister, Johnnie Lin Harvey of White Deer; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Harvey of White Deer, and Mr. and Mrs. L. K. Cornish of Dallas. (Source: newspaper unknown, dated Apr. 5-16, 1958, transcribed by Kristine Metoyer)

HENDRIX, O. T.
PAMPA, Dec. 1-Funeral services for Offie Theophilus Hendrix, 61, resident here since 1932, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Duenkel-Carmichael Funeral Chapel with Dr. E. Douglas Carver, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating.
    Burial will be in Panhandle cemetery under direction of the funeral home.
    Mr. Hendrix, a supervisor here for the Santa Fe Railroad, was pronounced dead on arrival at Highland General Hospital at 8:45 p.m. Sunday. He made his home in the Bruno Apartments here.
    He came to Pampa from Shattuck, Okla., and had been an employee of Santa Fe since 1911. He was a member of the Fargo, Okla. Masonic Lodge.
    He was born July 13, 1894, in Gage, Okla.
     Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Carrie Hendrix of Pampa; one son, T. R. of Panhandle; two daughters, Mrs. Christina Lane of Panhandle and Mrs. J. L. Jones of Pampa; one brother, C. L. of Shattuck; five sisters, Mrs. Peggy Oats and Mrs. Emma Wright, both of Gage, Okla., Mrs. Anna Keller of Wichita, Kan. Mrs. Elien Peck of Tulsa, Okla. and Mrs. Lou Walton of Pampa; and five grandchildren. (Source: Newspaper unknown, dated Dec. 1958; transcribed by Susan Geist)

JOHNSTON, BILLY WAYNE
McLEAN, Dec. 23-Funeral services for Billy Wayne Johnston, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Johnston of Brownfield, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the First Methodist Church at McLean.
     Officiating will be the Rev. Jack Riley, pastor of the church.  Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery here under direction of the Richerson-Lamb Funeral Home of McLean.
     Surviving are the parents, the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Harvey of Erick, Okla., and Mr. and Mrs. Elton Johnston of McLean; and two great-grandmothers, Mrs. J. P. Alexander of McLean and Mrs. Scott Johnston of Denton. Source: Publication Unknown, December 1958, transcribed by M.K.K.

JOHNSTON, VERNON L.
MCLEAN, Nov. 22 (Special) - Vernon L. Johnson, 53, former McLean resident, died in his sleep Friday night at his home in Dallas.
    Mr. Johnston was born Oct. 3, 1905 at Arlington, Tex. and moved to McLean in 1908. He was the son of the late Scott Johnston, McLean farmer, and was a member of the Methodist church and was a veteran of World War II.
    Mr. Johnston lived in McLean from 1908 until 1942 when he entered the military service. Upon discharge from the service he moved to Dallas.
    Funeral arrangements are pending with the Moore Funeral Home of Arlington.
    Survivors are his wife, LaVerne of the home; his mother, Mrs. Scott Johnston of Denton; two brothers, Elton of McLean and Norman of Stephenville; two sisters, Mrs. Shirley Meyers of Wichita Falls and Mrs. Margaret Gray of Denton. (Source:  newspaper unknown, dated November 23, 1958, transcribed by Bobby Dobbins Title.)

JORDAN, Mrs. ETHEL LEE
PAMPA, April 5 (Special) - Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Lee Jordan will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Central Baptist Church in Pampa. 
    Rev. Thurman Epshaw, pastor, will officiate, assisted by Rev. E. Douglas Carver, pastor of First Baptist Church.  Interment will be in Plainview Cemetery with Duenkan-Carmichael Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 
    Mrs. Jordan, 64, was born in St. Jo, Ark.  In 1910, she moved in Gro- from Tillman County, Okla.  She came to Pampa in 1925 and had been an invalid for several years. 
    She is survived by three sons, Rufe and Harrel, of Pampa, and Albert of Hooker, Okla.; a daughter, Mrs. Ed Baker of El Paso; a sister, Mrs. T. A. Pribble of Cordell, Okla; and five grandchildren. (Source: newspaper unknown, April 6-7 1958, transcribed by Debby Cavalcante)

KURTZ, RONALD ALVIN
Funeral services for Ronald Alvin Kurtz, 2, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Kurtz of 923 Love, Pampa, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Dunkel-Carmichael Funeral Home Chapel in Pampa, with Father Edward Cashmank, Father of Holy Souls Catholic Church in Pampa, officiating.
    Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Pampa.
    The child died at 9:30 p.m. Friday in the Highland General Hospital.
    Besides his parents he is survived by one brother, Gregory; one sister, Rosalie; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Kurtz of Mulvane, Kan. (Source: newspaper unknown, Dec. 1958, transcribed by FoFG mz)

LANDERS, GROVER B.
Man Wounded by Pampa Officer Dies
PAMPA. Texas. Nov. 11 -- Grover B. Landers, wounded by a city officer Thursday when Landers allegedly resisted arrest, died Thursday night.   [unknown newspaper, November 10, 1928]

LARGIN, J. T. (TOM)
McLean, Nov. 29 (Special) - J. T. (Tom) Largin, 77, retired railroad carpenter, died at his home here today.
    Mr. Largin was born September 4, 1881, in Arkansas and came to McLean in 1942 from Kermit. He married Miss Lottie Day of Kermit of 1936. He was a member of the McLean Methodist Church.
    He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Mrs. O. B. Scott and Mrs. S. F. Cosgrove, both of Graham, and Mrs. E. E. Hixson of Kermit; two sons, Lewis of Farmington, New Mexico, and Sid of Pampa; two brothers, Bill and Dan, both of Frederick, Oklahoma; one sister, Mrs. Bessie Davis of California; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. (Source: Newspaper unknown, dated Nov. 30, 1958; transcribed by Vicki Bryan)

McLEAN, Nov. 30 (Special)-Funeral services for J. T. (Tom) Largin, 77, retired railroad carpenter, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the McLean Methodist Church.
    Officiating will be the Rev. Virgil Smith, assisted by the Rev. Jack Riley, pastor of the church. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.
    Mr. Largin died at his home here Saturday.
    He was born Sept. 4, 1881, in Arkansas, and came to McLean in 1942 from Kermit. He married Lottie Day of Kermit in 1936. He was a member of the McLean Methodist Church.
    Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. O. B. Scott and Mrs. S. F. Cosgrove, both of Graham and Mrs. E. E. Hixson of Kermit; two sons, Lewis of Farmington, N. M. and Sid of Pampa; two brothers, Bob and Dan, both of Frederick, Okla.; one sister, Mrs. Bessie Davis of California; 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. (Source: Newspaper unknown, dated Dec. 1958; transcribed by Susan Geist)

LATTA, CORA EILEN
Pampa, Nov. 19 (Special)-Cora Ellen Latta, 87, died at 3:15 p.m. today at her home in Groom.
    She was born in Lynn County and moved to Groom in 1930 from Brookfield, Mo. She was  member of the Methodist Church.
    Surviving are three sons. George and Stanley, both of Groom, and John of Brookfield, Mo.; two daughters, Mrs. Edith Dolsey of Sunnyside, Wash. and Mrs. G. Otis Helm of Amarillo; three brothers, Quinn Guyer of Shelby, Mo., Ollie of Omak, Wash. and Joyce of Moberly, Mo.; one sister, Mrs. Mary Buswell of Purdin, Mo.; and 3 grandchildren.
    Funeral arrangements will be announced by Duenkel-Carmichael Funeral Home here. (Source: Newspaper unknown, dated Nov. 20, 1958; transcribed by Susan Geist)

LOGAN, MRS. HOWARD
LUBBOCK, Nov. 20 - Mrs. Howard Logan, 55, longtime resident of the Panhandle-Plains area, died in a Lubbock hospital today after an illness of one week. Cause of death was diagnosed as polyneuritis.
     Mrs. Logan had lived here since 1924. Prior to that time she lived in Pampa and White Deer. She was the daughter of the late W. B. Henry, Pampa pioneer.
     She was married at Pampa, Sept. 2, 1921.
     Funeral services are scheduled at 3 p.m. Saturday in the First Methodist Church of Lubbock. Dr. Chess Lovern, pastor, will officiate.
     Burial will be under direction of Sanders Funeral Home.
     Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ke? Draper of Pampa; three grandchildren, her mother, Mrs. W. B. Henry; two sisters, Mrs. Wiley B. Pearce of Lubbock and Mrs. Lloyd Bennett, Pampa, and a brother, Odell, Henry, Pampa, who is ill in a Dallas hospital. Source: Newspaper unknown, dated November 22, 1958; transcribed by Mary Saggio

LUTTRELL, MRS. SARAH HENRIETTER
PAMPA, Sept. 28 (Special) - Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Henrietta Luttrell, 99, will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Moheetie Baptist Church with the Rev. Jess Leonard of McLean Baptist Church officiating, assisted by the Rev. Gene Grace.
    Burial will be in Moheetie Cemetery under direction of Duenkel-Carmichael Funeral Home of Pampa.
    Mrs. Luttrell died at 3:45 p.m. Monday in Wanda Lou Nursing Home in Higgins.
    Mrs. Luttrell was born March 1, 1865, in Franklin, La. She had lived in Moheetie since September of 1928.
    She was a member of Church of the Brethren.
    Survivors are a brother, Jake Dawson of Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. Rachel Weathers of Anadarko, Okla., and four great nieces, Mrs. Herman Wininger of Groom, Mrs. Essie Leu of Golden, Colo., Mrs. C. L. Andremy of Pampa and Mrs. Gerald Smith of Bartersville, Okla. (Source: newspaper unknown, dated Apr. 21-24, 1958, transcribed by FoFG mz)

MCKENZIE, J. K.
Rites Pending For McKenzie
PAMPA, Nov. 22 (Special) - J. K. McKenzie, 78, former Roberts County judge and long time Miami resident, died at 2:30 p.m. today at the Worley Hospital here.
    He was born June 8, 1880, at Clarksville and came to Miami from Clarksville before 1900.
    Mr. McKenzie attended the University of Texas and was married in 1911 to Birdella Emma Wilks of Miami.  He was a former county clerk and also county judge for Roberts County.
    In recent years Mr. McKenzie was in the real estate and insurance business.  He was a member of the First Methodist Church of Miami and was a member of the Masonic Lodge.
    Funeral arrangements were pending with the Duenkel Carmichael Funeral Home here.
    Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Birdella McKenzie of Miami; three sons, W. K. of Hagerstown, Md., Dr. C. E. McKenzie of Corpus Christi, and Stan of Seguine; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Day of Tucson, Ariz.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. (Source:  newspaper unknown, dated November 23, 1958, transcribed by Bobby Dobbins Title.)

Pampa, Nov. 23 (Special) - Funeral services for J. K. McKenzie, 76, of Miami, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the First Methodist Church of Miami with the Rev. J. V. Patterson, pastor of the First Methodist Church of Gruyer, and the Rev. Woodrow Williams, pastor of the First Methodist Church of Miami officiating. Burial will be in the Miami Cemetery with Masonic graveside rites. Duenkel-Carmichael Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.
    Mr. McKenzie, a long time Miami resident and former Roberts County judge, died at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Worley Hospital in Pampa.
    He was born June 8, 1880, at Clarksville and came to Miami before 1900. He attended the University of Texas and married in 1911 to Birdella Emma Wilks of Miami.
    In recent years Mr. McKenzie was in the real estate business. He was a member of the Methodist Church and the Masonic Lodge.
    Surviving are his wife; three sons, W. K. McKenzie of Hagerstown, Maryland; Dr. C. E. McKenzie of Corpus Christi and Stan McKenzie of Seguin; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Day of Tucson, Arizona; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. (Source: Newspaper unknown, dated Nov. 24, 1958; transcribed by Vicki Bryan)

MELTON, Mrs. MAUDE
PAMPA, Oct. 31--(Special)--Mrs. Maude M. Melton, 70, of Skellytown, died at 7:15, p.m. Thursday in Northwest Texas Hospita in Amarillo. 
    She had lived in the Skellytown area since 1924, when she moved there from Cement, Okla. 
    Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Duenkel-Carmichael Chapel here.  The Rev. Thurman Luther, pastor of the Skellytown Baptist Church, will officiate.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. 
    Mrs. Melton was a member of the Skellytown Baptist Church.
    She is survived by her husband, K. K. Melton, Justice of the Peace, at Skellytown; three sons, Willis W. Denham of Skellytown and Sidney and Kenneth Denham, both of Dumas; and two sisters,  Mrs. Anna Stockwell, Mountain Park, Okla., and Mrs. Cassie Cummings, Dela, Okla. (Source: newspaper unknown, Nov. 1, 1958, transcribed by Camellia)

NELSON, Pvt. KENNETH C.
Memorial services for Pvt. Kenneth C Nelson, 20, son of Clarence R Nelson of Pampa, whose death in the Philippines was reported July 10 by the war department, will be conducted at 3 p. m. today at the First Methodist church by the Rev. E. B. Bowen, pastor.
Private Nelson, a former member of Boy Scout Troop 80, was a native Texan, was cheerful, quiet, and conscientious. He was at Corregidor when it was captured by the Japs and was held as a prisoner of war. Private Nelson enlisted in the coast artillery corps on February 5, 1941, nine months before the Japs made their sneak bomb raid on Pearl Harbor.

NELSON, WILLIAM R.
PAMPA, Nov. 10--William R. Nelson, 49, a maintenance engineer for the Celanese Corp., died at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo. 
    Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the First Christian Church of Pampa.  The Rev. Dick Crews, pastor, will officiate.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, and services are under the direction of Duenkel-Carmichael Funeral Home of Pampa. 
    Mr. Nelson, born July 23, 1909, in Newlin, Tex., moved to Pampa from Memphis 11 years ago.  His home was at 1032 S. Sumner.  He was a veteran of World War II. 
    Survivors include his wife, Mary, a step-son; Jim Bossay of Pampa; five sisters, Mrs. Mae Stevens, of Pampa, Mrs. Loraine Webster of Amarillo, Mrs. Mary Ellen Elkins, of Memphis, Mrs. Marie Riddle of Tifton, Ga., and Mrs. Inez Foster of Monte Vista, Colo.; two brothers, Rayburn of Memphis and Marion Nelson of Amarillo, and two grandchildren. (Source: newspaper unknown, Nov. 9, 1958, transcribed by Camellia)

Rites Held for William Nelson
Pampa, Nov. 15 - Final services for William R. Nelson, 49, were conducted today in the First Christian Church here by the Rev. Dick Crews, pastor. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery here, under the direction of Duenkel-Carmichael Funeral Home of Pampa.
    Mr. Nelson, a maintenance engineer for the Celanese Corporation, died Sunday afternoon in Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo. He was born July 23, 1909, in Newlin, Texas, and moved to Pampa from Memphis 11 years ago. He was a veteran of World War II.
    Survivors include his wife, Mary; a stepson, Jim Bossay of Pampa; five sisters, Mrs. Mae Stevens of Pampa, Mrs. Loraine Webster of Amarillo, Mrs. Mary Ellen Elkins of Memphis, Mrs. Marie Riddle of Tifton, Georgia, and Mrs. Inez Foster of Montevista, Colorado; two brothers, Rayburn of Memphis and Marion Nelson of Amarillo, and two grandchildren. (Source: Newspaper unknown, dated Nov. 11, 1958; transcribed by Vicki Bryan)

NEWMAN, Mrs. MARY LIZZIE
BORGER, Dec. 2 (Special) - Mrs. Mary Lizzie Newman, 83, died at 8:40 a.m. today at the home of a daughter, Mrs. J. R. Back, of 813 Latimer here.
    Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in McLean Church of Christ at McLean, with David Fultz, minister, officiating.
    Burial will be in McLean Cemetery, under direction of Ed Brown, funeral director of Borger.
    Mrs. Newman had been living with her daughter for the past several months after coming here from McLean.  She was a member of the Church of Christ.
    Survivors are three sons, Pete Fullbright of McLean, Barney Fullbright of Fort Worth and Kelly Newman of Plainview; five daughters, Mrs. Back and Mrs. W. S. Etchieson, both of Borger, Mrs. W. B. Andrews of South Gate, Calif., Mrs. Ray Singleterry of Clovis, N.M., and Mrs. T. C. D'Spain of Alanreed; 14 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. (Source:  newspaper unknown, dated December, 1958, transcribed by Bobby Dobbins Title.)

NEWMAN, TIM
Pampa, Dec. 99 (Special) - Funeral services for Tim Newman, 50, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Duenkel-Carmichael Chapel with the Rev. Ennis Hill, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery under direction of Duenkel-Carmichael Funeral Home.
    Mr. Newman died at 8:10 a.m. today in Highland General Hospital. He had been ill for about five years. He was a city employee and made his home at 809 Malone Street. He came to Pampa seven years ago from Quail and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church.
    Surviving are his wife, Lorena of the home; three sons, Norris, Floyd and Cecil, all of Pampa; two daughters, Mrs. Luella Cook and Mrs. Brenda Newman, both of Pampa; his mother, Mrs. Margaret Newman of Mesa, Arizona; six brothers, Oliver of Altus, Oklahoma, Bill of Mesa, Arizona, C. B. of California, Roy of Wellington, Clyde of Arizona and Raymond of Pampa; one sister, Mrs. Ethel McGill of Oklahoma City, and two grandchildren. (Source: Newspaper unknown, dated Dec. 1958; transcribed by Vicki Bryan)

OSWELT, BERT
PAMPA, April 14, 1958. Bert Oswelt, 74, died at 3:45 p.m. today in Highland General Hospital in Pampa. He had been in ill health for almost three years.
    He was born Dec. 26, 1883 in Choctow County Miss., and moved to McHettie in 1920 from McClellan County. He moved to Pampa in 1944.
    He was a retired farmer and member of the Baptist Church in McHettie.
    Surviving are his wife Kitty, of Pampa; three daughters, Mrs. Ward Golden of Dimmitt, Mrs. Eve Benton of Pampa and Mrs. Owen Johnson of Pampa; two sons, Allen of Forge, and Jay of Dallas, and seven grandchildren.
    Funeral arrangements will be announced by Dunce Carmichael Funeral Home of Pampa. (Source: newspaper unknown, dated Apr. 5-16, 1958, transcribed by Kristine Metoyer)

POOLE, ALICE O.
PAMPA, Dec. 24.-Mrs. Alice O. Poole, 83, who had lived in the Panhandle since 1900, died at 6:4 today in Highland General Hospital.  She had been ill for a long time.
     Funeral arrangements will be announced by Duenkel-Carmichael Funeral Home of Pampa.
     Mrs. Poole, the former Alice Vernon, attended Belton college before her marriage to J. A. Poole in 1897 in Belton.  The family moved to the Panhandle in 1900 and Mrs. Poole had lived in and near Pampa since that time.  Her home was at 503 S. Gillespie.
     She is survived by one son, Jim Poole of Pampa; six daughters, Mrs. W. B. Hash, Misses Opal, Garnet, Jackie and Jodie Poole, all of Pampa, and Mrs. Jewel Ohlhousen of Rivera, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Lula Pinkston of Oklahoma City; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Source:  Publication Unknown, December 1958, transcribed by M.K.K.

PUCKETT, LEVOID
PAMPA Nov 3 - Funeral services for Levoid Alvin Puckett, 43, of White Deer, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the First Methodist Church of White Deer. 
     Officiating will be the Rev. Marvin Menefee, pastor.  Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery at Wewoka, Okla. At 10 a.m. Wednesday under direction of Duenkel-Carmichael Funeral Home of Pampa.
 Mr. Puckett suffered a fatal heart attack at 9 p. m. Friday while seated in the football stadium at McLean.  He was born June 14, 1915 in Holdenville, Okla. 
 He had been a resident of White Deer 17 years and was a member of the First Methodist Church in White Deer.  He was a veteran of World War II.
 Surviving are his wife, Margaret Elizabeth of White Deer; a son, Jerry with the U. S. Army in Germany; one daughter, Julie Beth Puckett of White Deer; his mother, Mrs, Mae Hill of Palm Springs, Calif.; two brothers, Orville of Wewoka, Okla. and Jack of Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Juanita Covington and Mrs. Joan Brumley, both of Wewoka. Source:  Newspaper unknown, dated November 4, 1958; transcribed by Glenda Stevens

Rites Held For Levoid Puckett
PAMPA, Nov. 4--Final services for Levoid A. Puckett, 43, of White Deer, were conducted today in the First Methodist Church of White Deer, by the Rev. Marvin Menefee, pastor. 
    Burial will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Oakwood Cemetery at Wewoka, Okla., under the direction of the Duenkel-Carmichael Funeral Home of Pampa.
    Mr. Puckett suffered a fatal heart attack Friday evening, while attending a football game at McLean.  He was born June 14, 1915, and had lived in White Deer 17 years. 
    He was a veteran of World War II. 
    Survivors include his wife, Margaret Elizabeth of the home; a son, Jerry, with the U. S. Army in Germany; a daughter, Julie Beth Puckett of White Deer; his mother, Mrs. Mae Hill of Palm Springs, Calif.; two brothers, Orville of Wewoka, Okla., and Jack of Houston; and two sisters,  Mrs. Juanita Covington and Mrs. Joan Brumley, both of Wewoka. (Source: newspaper unknown, Nov. 4, 1958, transcribed by Camellia)

RAFFERTY, Mrs. MAYME
TULIA, Oct. 23--Mrs. Mayme Rafferty, 56, of Tulia, died today in Swisher County Hospital here. 
     Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday from Wallace Chapel with the Rev. Straus Atkin, pastor of First Baptist Church in Canyon, officiating, assisted by the Rev. O. B. Herring, pastor of Tulia Methodist Church. 
     Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery here, under direction of Wallace Funeral Home of Tulia. 
     Mrs. Rafferty was born October 1, 1902, in Stephenville, Tex.  She had lived in Pampa until four years ago, when she moved here to live with a daughter, Mrs. Emery Mills. 
     Survivors in addition to her daughter, are two sons: M. W. Rafferty of Midland, and Scott Rafferty of Logan, Utah; a brother D. A. Lawson of Kermit; and 10 grandchildren.    (Source:  newspaper unknown, Oct. 1958, transcribed by Camellia)

RAMSEY, Mrs. MAY W.
PAMPA, Oct. 28--Funeral services for Mrs. May Woodsil Ramsey, 71, resident here seven years, will be held Monday. 
    Services will  be held at 3 p.m. in the Wells Street Church of Christ, with Mack Hardin officiating.  Services will also be held on Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the Church of Christ in Montague, Tex.  Burial will be in Montague, under direction of Duenkel-Carmichael Funeral Home of Pampa. (Source:  newspaper unknown, 1958, transcribed by Camellia)

ROBINSON, NINA E
PAMPA, August 25 (Special)--Funeral services for Mrs. Nina E. Robinson, 71 of 406 N. Furinace, Pampa, will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday in the Duenkel-Carmichael Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Richard Crews, pastor of First Christian Church officiating. 
    Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery under the direction of the funeral home. 
    Mrs. Robinson died at 9:15 p.m., Sunday at her home here.  She moved to Pampa from Fort Madison, Iowa in 1926.  She was a member of the Christian Church. 
    Surviving are two sons. W. E., of Gorger and Bob of Pampa. Two sisters, Miss Iva Ellis and Miss Nettie Ellis, both of Kirksville, Mo.; one brother Hasen Ellis of Kirksville, Mo., one grandchild and one great-grandchild.(Source: newspaper unknown, dated 1958; transcribed by Camellia)

SADLER, DANNY LEE
PAMPA, April 30 (Special) - Danny Lee Sadler, 11-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Sadler of 601 N. Wells, died at 1:30 p.m. today in Highland General Hospital here.
    Survivors besides the parents are a brother, Dennis Mark, and two sisters, Katherine and Sondra, all of the home, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Myers of Rockford, Ill., and Mrs. Ethel Sadler of Durham, Okla.
    Funeral arrangements will be announced by Duenkel-Carmichael Funeral Home of Pampa. (Source: newspaper unknown, dated May 1, 1958, transcribed by Bobby Dobbins Title.)

SANDY, MRS. JENNIE
BORGER, Nov. 21 (Special) - Mrs. Jennie Sandy, 66, of 1900 Boyd, Borger, died of a heart attack about 1 p.m. today, in a doctor's office here.
    Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday in Phillips Methodist Church with the Rev. Newton Daniel, pastor, officiating.
    Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery in Pampa, under direction of Minton Funeral Home of Borger.
    Mrs. Sandy had taught at Phillips for 28 years before her retirement. Prior to that she had taught 17 years in Oklahoma and Nebraska.
    She was a member of Phillips Methodist Church and Delta Kappa Gamma.
    Survivors are five sisters, Mrs. J. C. Alexander of Borger, Mrs. Joe R. Cooper of Marysville, Kan., Mrs. Helen Gray of Glendale, Calif., Mrs. Nora Pinkham of Borger and Mrs. David Wilson of Baghdad, Iran, and a brother, Ralph Dobkins of Borger. Source: Newspaper unknown, dated November 22, 1958; transcribed by Mary Saggio.

SMITH, JANICE KAY
PAMPA, Sept. 23 (Special) - Janice Kay Smith, 6, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Smith Jr. of 626? N. Davis here, died today at 9:30 a.m. in her home, following an extended illness.
    Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Duenkel-Carmichael Chapel here with the Rev. Richard Crews, pastor of First Christian Church, officiating.
    Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, under direction of Duenkel-Carmichael Funeral home of Pampa.
    Survivors, in addition to the parents, are a sister, Susie of the home, and the grandparents, Mrs. C. R. Berney and E. B. Smith Sr., both of Pampa. (Source: newspaper unknown, dated Apr. 21-24, 1958, transcribed by Kristine Metoyer)

SNOW, Capt. RUSSELL
PAMPA, September 11 -- Funeral services for Capt. Russell Snow, 37, son of Mrs. Lillian Snow, head librarian at Lovett Memorial Library here, will be held Wednesday. 
    Service will be held at 11 a.m., in San Antonio.  Burial will be in the National Cemetery in San Antonio, under direction of the Alamo Funeral Home. 
    Capt. Snow was stationed at Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, Wash., where he lived with his wife Kathy and two children. Russell Jr., and Carolyn. 
    He was killed Monday in the crash of two Strategic Air Command B32 Jet bombers, about two miles from Fairchild AFB runway, where two jets were practicing routine landings. 
    He was one of 11 airmen killed in the crash. 
    He was born December 31, 1920 in Cus---- , Ohio, and was a graduate of Pampa High School.  He attended Texas Technological College in Lubbock and entered the Air Force in 1943. 
    He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. 
    He was married December 3, 1944 in San Antonio. 
    Other survivors include two brothers, M.Sgt., Charles C. Snow of Oceanside Calif., and Howard Snow of Vernon; 1 sister, Mrs. Lillian Dusefeld of New York City and an Aunt, Mrs. J. Bailey of Pampa. 
    An altar service was conducted today at the Air Force base in Spokane. (Source: newspaper unknown, dated 1958; transcribed by Camellia)

STRIBLING, DAVID WESLEY
PAMPA, Dec. 29. (Special)-David Wesley Stribling, 64, Miami farmer-rancher, died at 3:30 a.m. today in Worley Hospital in Pampa.  He had been ill for a long time.
     Funeral arrangements will be announced by Duenkel-Carmichael Funeral Home.
     Mr. Stribling was born Aug. 22, 1894, in Throckmorton County.  He had lived in Miami since he was 4 years old.
     He was a member of the Miami Masonic Lodge.
     Survivors are his wife, Kathleen of Miami; a son, Clinton W. Stribling of Mobeetie; a daughter, Mrs. R. L. Shrockers of Spearman; his mother, Mrs. Susie Stribling, Miami; two brothers, T. A. Stribling of Miami and Neal Stribling of Farmington, N. M. and five grandchildren. Source: Publication Unknown, December 1958.
ARRANGEMENTS:
     Funeral services for David Wesley Stribling, 64, Miami farmer-rancher, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the First Christian Church of Miami, with the Rev. Barrett Moore, assistant pastor of First Christian Church of Amarillo, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Clifford Polls of First Baptist Church of Miami.
     Burial with Masonic rites will be held in Miami Cemetery under direction of Duenkel-Carmichael Funeral Home of Pamona.
Source:  Publication Unknown, December 1958, transcribed by M.K.K.

THURMOND, A. C.
Pampa, Nov. 16 - Funeral services for A. C. Thurmond, 71, resident of Lefors 28 years, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Methodist Church at Lefors with the Rev. Weslie Daniels, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Pampa under the direction of Duenkel-Carmichael Funeral Home.
    Mr. Thurmond died at 6:55 a.m. today in Highland General Hospital in Pampa of injuries suffered in an automobile accident near Lefors on Nov. 7.
    He was production foreman for the McMahan Oil Co. He was born December 7, 1887, in Halls, Tennessee.
    Surviving are his wife, Dessie; two sons, J. A. of Pampa and Paul of Skellytown; one daughter, Mrs. C. H. Gustin of Lefors; two sisters, Mrs. H. L. McDerment of Halls, Tennessee, and Mrs. Edith Moore of Sharon, Tennessee, and four grandchildren. (Source: Newspaper unknown, dated Nov. 18, 1958; transcribed by Vicki Bryan)

TREET, JEFF DAVIS
McLean, Nov. 6 (Special) - Jeff Davis Treet, 59, was pronounced dead on arrival at 2:30 p.m. today at Worley Hospital in Pampa where he was taken after being stricken while at work at the Collex Plant at Lefors. He had been employed at the plant for eight years.
   Services will be announced by Haynerson (?)-Lamb Funeral Home of McLean.
   Mr. Treet was born December 14, 1898, in Leslie Arkansas. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church at McLean.
   Survivors are his wife, Mary; three daughters, Mrs. Aline England of Bee Branch, Arkansas, Mrs. Maurene Chastain of Pampa and Margaret Treet of the home; four sons, Leon, of Helena, Arkansas, Dwan of Eureka, Arkansas, and Wesley and Roy Treet, both of Pampa; three sisters, Mrs. Roxie Kelly of Okemah, Oklahoma, Mrs. Essie Ward of Marshall, Arkansas and Mrs. Maude Tipton of California; three brothers, Cortez and Ed of Leslie and Fount of Lubbock; and seven grandchildren. (Source: Newspaper unknown, dated Nov. 6, 1958; transcribed by Vicki Bryan)

MCLEAN, Nov. 8--(Special)--Funeral services for Jeff Davis Treet, 59, of McLean, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Assembly of God Church in McLean, with the Rev. Roy Priest of LeFors, officiating. 
    Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery at McLean, with Richardson-Lamb Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 
    Mr. Treet was pronounced dead at 2:30 p.m. Friday, upon arrival at Worley Hospital in Pampa, where he was taken after being stricken while at work at the Coltex Plant at LeFors.  He had been employed at the plant eight years. 
    He was born December 14, 1898, in Leslie, Ark., and was a member of the Assembly of God Church at McLean. 
    Survivors are his wife, Mary, three daughters; Mrs. Aline England of Bee Branch, Ark., Mrs. Mourene Chaslain of Pampa and Margaret Treet of the home; four sons, Leon of Helena, Ark., Dwayne of Eureka, Ark., and Wesley and Roy Treet, both of Pampa; three sisters, Mrs. Rosie Kelly of Okemah, Okla., Mrs. Essie Ward of Marshall, Ark., and Mrs. Maude Tipton of California; three brothers, Carter and Ed of Leslie and Fount of Lubbock, and seven grandchildren. (Source: newspaper unknown, Nov. 9, 1958, transcribed by Camellia)

WALSTAD, MARIAN
Pampa Woman, 89, Dies
PAMPA, Texas, March 3 -- Mrs. Marian Walstad, 89, who came to the Panhandle from Norway fifty years ago, died Wednesday. Survivors include 141 descendants, including eighty great-grandchildren.  [unknown newspaper, March 4, 1937]

WARD, CHARLES E.
PAMPA, March 1 - Funeral services for Charles E. Ward, 77, resident of Pampa since 1928, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First Methodist Church.  The Rev. Woodrow Adcock will officiate with interment in the Memory Garden Cemetery.
    Mr. Ward died at 5:20 p.m. today at Worley Hospital.  He made his home here at 906 Christine.  Born Oct. 15, 1880, in Red River County, Mr. Ward moved to Indian Territory in 1893 and then to Pampa in 1928.
    He was a member of the Methodist Church, and was a Mason.  Mr. Ward was co-owner of the Ward Cabinet Shop and Home Builders here.
    Survivors are one son, V. V. of Pampa; one daughter, Mrs. Eula Seelye of Pueblo, Colo.; two sisters, Mrs. Lilly Loveland of Okmulgee, Okla., Mrs. Vaille Ketcham of Denver, Colo.; three brothers, John, of Arnett, Okla.; Ulys of Purcel, Okla., and Orval of Houston; 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.  (Source: newspaper unknown, dated March 2 to March 16, 1958, transcribed by Bobby Dobbins Title.)

WELCH, HENRY M.
PAMPA, October 5--Henry M. Welch, 79, former Flomel resident who had lived in Pampa for 8 years, died at 12:10 p.m., today in
a Pampa hospital.  He had been ill for a long time.  Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m., Monday in Duenkel-Carmichael Chapel here.  The Rev. Royce Standifer, pastor of the Missionary Baptist Church will officiate.  A second service will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday in the First Baptist Church of Flomel.   Burial will be in Flomel Cemetery.  Mr. Welch was born September 30, 1888 in Erath County, Tex., and had spent most of his life in Flomel.  He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church.  He is survived by his twin sisters, Mrs. Ola Orr of Pampa and Mrs. Annie Kell of Tulia.  (Source: newspaper unknown, 1958, transcribed by Camellia)

WILLIAMS, Mrs. BONETA
Services Pending for Mrs. Williams
Pampa, Nov. 13 - Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Boneta Williams, 55, Pampa resident since 1934, are pending with Duenkel-Carmichael Funeral Home in Pampa. Mrs. Williams died Wednesday in Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo. She had been ill for two months.
    She was a member of St. Paul's Methodist Church here.
    Survivors include her husband, Chester; a daughter, Pauline, of the home; four sons, Chester, Jr. of Grants, New Mexico; Doyle of Hobbs, New Mexico; Jimmy of Big Lake and Ted of Pampa; two brothers, E. M. Cox of Bakersfield, California, and Dewey Cox of Ranger; a sister, Mrs. Charley Armstrong of Odessa, and six grandchildren. (Source: Newspaper unknown, dated Nov. 13, 1958; transcribed by Vicki Bryan)

Pampa, Nov. 12 - Mrs. Boneta Williams, 55, resident of Pampa since 1934, died at 11:45 a.m. today in Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo.
    She had been ill for two months.
    She was a member of St. Paul's Methodist Church here.
    Surviving are her husband, Chester; one daughter, Pauline, both of the home, 1120 S. Christey; four sons, Chester Jr., of Grants, N. M. Doyle of Hohns, N. M. Jimmy of Big Lake and Ted of Pampa; two brothers, E. M. Cox of Bakersfield, Calif. and Dewey Cox of ______; a sister, Mrs. Charley Armstrong of Odessa and 6 grandchildren.
    Arrangements for services and burial will be announced by Duenkel-Carmichael Funeral Home here. (Source: Newspaper unknown, November 14, 1958; transcribed by Sandra Stutzman)

WILLIS, ELI, JR.
Pampa Child Killed When Cars Collide
WICHITA FALLS, Texas, July 28 -- Eli Willis, Jr. 5-month-old son of Eli C. Willis of  Pampa, and formerly of Wichita Falls, was instantly killed in an automobile accident near the town of Marlow, OK late Monday. The parents with the baby had been visiting Mrs. Willis' mother and while returning, the  auto collided with another car. The body was brought to Wichita Falls, where the funeral will be held Tuesday morning from the home of W. T. Willis, grandfather  of the child. [unknown newspaper, July 29, 1930]

WILLIAMS, SAM
PAMPA, September 11 (Special) - Sam Williams, 75, died at 11:19 a.m., Wednesday in his home, 479 Harlan. 
    Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday in the Macedonia Baptist Church.  The Rev. E. Felton Nelson, pastor, will officiate.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. 
    Mr. Williams is survived by his wife Annie Mae: three brothers, Louis of Wejetelu, Okla., Elmer of Sulphur Bluff, Tex, and Lamar of B------, Okla., and one step-son Theodore Williams of Pampa. (Source: newspaper unknown, dated 1958; transcribed by Camellia)

WILSON, OLIN F.
PAMPA, Dec. 23. (Special)-Olin F. Wilson, 73, retired mill worker, died at 8:15 p.m. Monday in a convalescent home in Panhandle.  He was born Feb. 16, 1885, in Kaufman County.  He had lived in the Panhandle rest home for the past several months.
     He lived in Corsicana for about 40 years, moving from there to Raytown and later to Pampa.  He lived with his son, Joe Wilson at 213 Nelson Place for a few months before moving to Panhandle.
     He was a member of the First Methodist Church and of the Odd Fellows Lodge.
     Survivors are the son of Pampa, two daughters, Mrs. Franky Rodgers of Pampa and Mrs. Margie Burlseson of Baytown; two brothers, Earl of Baytown and Walter of Beaumont; two sisters, Mrs. Katherine Layton of Tyler and Mrs. Annie Mae Dunton of Corsicana and four grandchildren.
     The body will be taken to Corsicana for burial and services and burial at 3 p.m. Wednesday.  Duenkel-Carmichael Funeral Home in Pampa handled arrangements here. Source: Publication Unknown, December 1958, transcribed by M.K.K.

 



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