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Mostly obits Jan.-June 1952 Tishomingo paper
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The Tishomingo Capital-Democrat
Tishomingo, Oklahoma

Thursday, January 10, 1952

Lueb Rites
Funeral services were to be held this morning, Thursday, at St. Anthony of Padua Church for EDWARD BARNEY LUEB who died in an Oklahoma City hospital Monday. Mr. Lueb had been ill about a month. The county man had farmed at Bee the past 15 years. He was 55 years of age, having been born at Lindsey, Texas, on Aug. 8, 1896. Services are to be conducted by Father JOHN KERNS and burial will be in the Tishomingo cemetery, arranged by Chapman funeral home. Survivors include his wife, KATE LUEB; sons JAMES and DAVID of the home; seven daughters, ROSEMARY, JEANETTE, JUDY and DONA of the home; Mrs. JOSEPHINE CRISP of Panama Canal Zone, Mrs. LUCILLE WILSON and MARIE LUEB both of Oklahoma City; five brothers, four sisters and four grandchildren.

Pioneer Rancher Services Held
Funeral services were held at the Pontotoc school Sunday for JOHN R. DUTY, pioneer county farmer-rancher, who died at his home there Friday. Mr. Duty was born in Texas, Oct. 3, 1869, and settled at Fittstown in 1889, later ranching near Pontotoc, living in that community for 53 years. He was 82 years old at time of death. He was preceded in death by his wife in 1933. Survivors include his daughters, Mrs. MAMIE COMPTON of Pontotoc, Mrs. T. N. HAWKINS of Drumright, Mrs. NORA GIBSON and Mrs. FRED STALCUP/STALLCUP both of Ada; sons, ELZIE and SKEET DUTY of Ada; RICHARD DUTY of Tishomingo; a brother SIM/SAM DUTY of Pontotoc; sisters, Mrs. J. R. BROUGHTON of Stonewall, Mrs. JOHN COLE and Mrs. ROSCOE JONES of Ardmore; 16 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Services were conducted by JACK WORTHY, pastor of the Nazarene church at Tishomingo and burial was in the Pontotoc cemetery.

First Juryman for Court Term Turns Out to Be a Woman
Johnston County’s first ‘juryman’ turned out to be a woman, a resident of Connerville. Until the jurors are notified, the names are secret. It will be the first time women have been permitted to serve on a jury in this county.

Thursday, November 17, 1952

First Johnston County citizen born in 1952 is FRANCES FELICE FITZGERALD, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. FITZGERALD of Mannsville, born Jan. 1. She was born in a Madill hospital. Marshall County merchants offered prizes to the baby.

Former Countian Dies at Wagoner
Mrs. MAGGIE D. MORRIS, age 72, former Johnston County resident, died at her home in Wagoner Jan. 6 after a short illness. Mrs. Morris had been a resident of Wagoner since 1936 and a member of the Methodist Church since age of 17. Surviving are four children, Miss ERMA MORRIS of the home, Mrs. J. J. FULTON of Wagoner, CURTIS MORRIS of the home and CURBY MORRIS of McLeon, Texas; one sister Mrs. W. W. INGRAM of Tishomingo, two granddaughters and two grandsons. Funeral services were held in the Pentecostal Holiness Church there last Tuesday with Rev. J. R. CALVIN, assisted by Rev. W. W. YODER of Wagoner and Rev. M. L. JERNAGIN of Shawnee, officiating. Burial was in the Elmwood cemetery there.

William Crownover
Services were held at the Methodist Church in Mill Creek for WILLIAM CROWNOVER, a retired farmer and long time resident of Mill Creek. Mr. Crownover died at the Delay hospital in Sulphur Monday night. He is survived by a son, HOMER CROWNOVER of Mill Creek and one daughter Mrs. DOVIE M. DESHAZO of Tishomingo. Pallbearers: C. H. BOND, FRANK ROBERTS, C. F. CLEMENTS, HENRY HOWELL, DUG HALLEY and EVERN GAYLE. Rev. JOE E. KIRK of Mill Creek conducted the service and burial was in Mill Creek cemetery.

Article about ‘Mrs. Clark Finds Dolls Fascinating’ by MARGARET HUGHES.
When she was a little girl on a farm near Tishomingo, Mrs. RALPH CLARK liked to sew doll cloths and occasionally experimented with making dolls from cane stalks. Now a full time beauty operator, she carries on her early love for doll making in her spare time at the Clark home in McAlester… Since last year, she had made about 70 dolls which are collector’s items. .. Mrs. Clark’s husband, an employee of Rexall Drug Store in McAlester, has been confined to his bed for the past five weeks with injuries received in an automobile accident.

Troy by HERMAN D. ALLEN
Mrs. RUSSELL, mother of Mrs. EASER REED, died at her home in Mountain Park, Sunday, Jan. 13. While visiting her daughter at Troy, she was taken to a Madill hospital for heart treatment. After returning home, her condition became more critical.

Thursday, January 31, 1952

First jurymen: first women jurors ever to serve in Johnston County were Mrs. BEN MCLAUGHLIN of Tishomingo and Mrs. HOMER BUFORD of Route 2 Tishomingo.

Lightfoot Rites
Funeral services will be here this afternoon, Thursday, at the Chapman funeral home chapel for DEE FRANK LIGHTFOOT, who died at his home here Tuesday of a heart ailment. Mr. Lightfoot was born Dec. 5, 1900 in Medina City, Texas, son of Mr. and Mrs. ALEXANDER GORDON LIGHTFOOT. He married Miss DIMPLE MILLER Sept. 20, 1923 at Mill Creek. In 1927 they moved to Tishomingo and lived here since that time. Mr. Lightfoot had been ill for the past two years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son JIMMY GORDON LIGHTFOOT of Oklahoma City, a daughter Mrs. NANCY WATSON of Tishomingo; a brother JOHN LIGHTFOOT of Tucson, Arizona, a sister Mrs. B. B. JONES of Mentone, Texas, and one grandchild. Services will be conducted by JACK OWENS, pastor of the Baptist church, assisted by RAY WATSON. Burial will be in Highland cemetery at Durant.

Mr. and Mrs. HORACE CUNNINGHAM were in Munday, Texas, last week to attend the funeral of his father, ELIJAH CUNNINGHAM, age 87, who died Jan. 20 after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage. Mr. Cunningham was a former resident of Coleman.

J. O. PARRISH
Funeral services were held in Bokchito Jan. 24 for J. O. PARRISH, elder brother of Dr. WILLIAM PARRISH, acting president of Murray College. Mr. Parris, for years a teacher, farmer and stockman, was 48 years old at time of death. He is survived by his wife, three sons, a daughter and one grandchild.

Thursday, February 2, 1952

Weisinger Rites
Services were held Saturday for JAMES E. WEISINGER, who died Feb. 6 at Anadarko after an illness of two years. Mr. Weisinger was born in Polk County, Arkansas, March 17, 1883, son of JAMES and MARY ELLEN WEISINGER. Mr. Weisinger was a farmer and stockman in Caddo county for 35 years. He is survived by a son, HAROLD who is stationed with the U. S. Air Force in Lake Charles, La.; a daughter Mrs. AUSTIN PARKER of Tishomingo; sisters Mrs. RACHEL JAMAR of Gracemont and Mrs. MARTHA LAVINIA GODFREY of Binger and four grandchildren. Pallbearers were MAC RUTHERORD, FLOYD LYONS, M. P. MCCURRY, HAL STAMPS, O. P. TRAMMELL and TILLMON POTTS.

Two Charged with Child Abandonment
Warrants for the arrest of two county men charged with abandonment of minor children were issued: HAROLD FAIRCHILD and THOMAS K. GENTRY.

Mrs. Crabb
Rites were held in Ravia Friday for Mrs. MARY ETTA CRABB, age 83, who died last Thursday in an Oklahoma City hospital after an illness of several months. Mrs. Crabb was born in Magnolia, Arkansas, March 7, 1869, and was a resident of Ravia for 59 years. She was one of the charter members and helped organize the Methodist Church at Ravia. Her husband preceded her in death 56 years ago. She is survived by one son, L. C. CRABB of Ravia and eight grandchildren. Services were conducted by Mrs. LILLIE LYONS at the Church of God at Ravia with burial in the cemetery there.

Mrs. Hartwell
Final services were held at the First Baptist Church at Mannsville Monday for Mrs. PRISCILLA ROMINES HARTWELL who died at her home in the Earl community Friday. Mrs. Hartwell was born Dec. 12, 1875 in Tennessee. In 1896 she married E. N. HARTWELL at Earl. He preceded her in death in 1949. Mrs. Hartwell was a member of the Assembly of God Church. She had been ill the past three years. Survivors include five children, JIM E. HARTWELL of Oklahoma City, Mrs. MINNIE WHEELER of Richmond, California; Mrs. GRACE DELAY of Atoka, JEWELL HARTWELL of Mannsville, Mrs. IDA PETTY of Hopeville, California; 23 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Services were conducted by Rev. HARTNESS with burial in the Earl cemetery arranged by Watts funeral home. Pallbearers were LEWIS DORER, R. A. DAVIS, JOHN HILLIS, FRED COTHRAN, WILLIS BROCK and EARNEST DRY.

Former County Resident Dies
Friends here learned last week of the recent death of Mrs. LON STRUTTON, former county resident and sister of Mrs. AUSTIN GOETTINGS of Nida. Mrs. Strutton died at her home in Crowley, La.

Thursday, February 21, 1952

Pioneer Resident of Russett Dies
C. H. CUMBIE, age 83, died at his home in Russett, Saturday. Cumbie was known as Uncle Charley to his friends. He was a stock raiser and farmer in Russett since 1900. He was a deacon in the Baptist church at Russett where he served the past 50 years. He is survived by his wife and six children, who were all at his bedside when he died. There are four sons, O. D. and JACK CUMBIE of Vandalia, Illinois, ROLAND and RALPH CUMBIE of Russett; two daughters, Mrs. AMANDA SIZEMORE and Mrs. OLA MAE ASENDORF of Ada, and 13 grandchildren. He was born in Carterville, Georgia in 1869 and married Miss FANNIE BELL PIERCE at Gainesville, Texas in 1893. Funeral services were held Monday at the Russett school auditorium, conducted by RAY LEE NAIL. Watts funeral home had charge. Pallbearers: HOWARD ASENFORF, WESLEY, BARNEY, DING and TINK WAGONER, and W. C. JESTER.

Joe S. Payne
Funeral services were held here Friday for JOE SAMUEL PAYNE, age 59, who died Feb. 12 at his home at Dalhart from a heart attack. Mr. Payne was a farmer in the Connerville area until 1945 when he moved to Dalhart (Texas?). He was employed there at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, one son MELVIN of Dalhart, brothers, WILL and LUTHER PAYNE; sisters, Mrs. ETTA TEAFATILLER and Mrs. HELEN EASTERLING, all of Tishomingo; one granddaughter MELBA PAYNE of Dalhart. Services were conducted by Rev. JACK H. OWENS of the First Baptist Church here and burial was in the Connerville cemetery.

Thursday, February 28, 1952

Kale Hurt, Two Killed in Crash
J. P. KALE of Tishomingo suffered a broken leg and two Chicagoans were killed in a traffic crash 10:30 Tuesday morning on Hwy 69, 8 miles south of Durant. Dead are Mr. and Mrs. GILBERT SORBER, age 64 and 54, both of Chicago. Kale was driving south and Sorber was traveling north…. Sorber lost control of his car when it slipped off the pavement and skidded in to Kale’s automobile.

Charles Shores
CHARLES THOMAS SHORES, long time county resident, died Saturday at his home north of Tishomingo after a lengthy illness. Mr. Shores was born in Talahash(?) County, Mississippi, June 9, 1877. At Wilburton, Nov. 3, 1915, he married Miss LESSIE STONE. He lived in Johnston County for 35 years and was at one time sheriff here. Mr. Shores was a member of the Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lessie Shores. Pallbearers: BILL DAUGHERTY, ARTHUR KELTNER, LIGE DEATON, MACK RUTHERFORD and ROBERT DONALDSON. HARVEY PEARSON, minister of the local Church of Christ, conducted the services at the Chapman funeral home chapel Sunday. Burial was in the city cemetery.

When Mrs. MELVINA YANDELL’S home at Milburn caught fire one morning last week, the aid of friends and relatives prevented the widow’s house from going up in flames. CLAY SHASTEEN, a neighbor, saw the flames which started while Mrs. Yandell was cooking breakfast and ran to her aid. He was joined by JESSE DEAN, Mrs. TOM CALDWELL, LEONARD HOPEWELL, ARNOLD MAYS and ARTHUR RAPER and others.

Pioneer Hotel Keeper Dies
Services were held in Houston, Texas, Saturday morning for Mrs. E. E. MITCHELL, who died there Thursday after suffering a heart attack. Mrs. Mitchell owned and operated the Payne Hotel in Tishomingo for over 20 years. She was living with her daughter, Mrs. BILL BLACKBURN, in Houston at time of her death. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, EDGAR PAYNE, and two grandchildren, all of Houston.

Mrs. Lucy Crosley
Funeral services were held Monday at Durant for Mrs. LUCY AGNES CROSLEY, age 76, who died Saturday at her home in Ravia after an illness of two months. Burial was in the Bokchito cemetery. Pallbearers: EARL GASTINEAU, JOE GRAHAM, BILL TERRELL, RUEL WILLIAMS, RED GASTINEAU, and DAVE WEST. Mrs. Crosley lived in Ravia for three years. She was a member of the Baptist Church. The deceased is survived by four sons, CLARENCE CROSLEY of Ravia, JESS CROSLEY of Santa Monica, California; O. A. CROSLEY of Evermond, Texas; DOUGLAS CROSLEY of Fair Bush, California; four daughters, Mrs. ELIZABETH YEARY of Durant, Mrs. MARY FORD and Mrs. PEGGY CLICK both of Los Angeles, California; and Mrs. CLEO YEARY of Drum, Texas. Mrs. Crosley was preceded in death by her husband, G. A. ROBERTS, who died in November 1951.

Mrs. KATE BREWER
Funeral services were held Friday at the Chapman funeral home chapel in Tishomingo for Mrs. KATE BREWER, long time resident of Tishomingo, who passed away at her home Wednesday after a short illness. She was 89 years old. Burial was in the Tishomingo cemetery. Mrs. Brewer lived in Tishomingo 45 years and was a member of the Baptist Church. The deceased is survived by sons, JIM BREWER of Durant, EARL BREWER, LUTHER BREWER and WILL BREWER all of Tishomingo, two daughters Mrs. IDA SCHNEIDER of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and FLORENCE WELLER of Seattle, Washington.

Body of Another Lake Victim Found
The body of HARRY KIRKLAND, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. S KIRKLAND of Abilene, Texas, was recovered in Lake Texoma Friday, leaving one of the four boys drowned in December unrecovered. The body was found by GEORGE SHELL, whose farm borders the lake, near Sand Creek, three miles west of where the body of JERRY HARROD of Odessa was found recently. Only the body of ROBERT REED of Odessa has not been recovered. Snell qualifies for a reward of $850 for finding the body.

Thursday, March 6, 1952

‘Suicide Curve’ Gets a Victim
HAROLD E. PAUL, age 37, escaped with his life, but he has a chest of broken ribs and a 1950 Ford good only for junk after he took what law officers are now calling ‘suicide curve’ too fast. Paul wrapped himself and his car up when he rounded the curve on Hwy 99 ¼ mile south of GILLESPIE ranch too fast, and rolled over about 10 p.m. Thursday night.

Article ‘Story of Bravery Is Told’ written to the newspaper from Chorwan, Korea about Cpl. KENDELL LATHAM in Korea and his actions there.

County Woman Drinks Poison and Drowns Self
A coroner’s jury returned a verdict of suicide after investigating the poisoning and drowning of Mrs. BUNA ELBA PITTMAN of Mannsville. … She is survived by her husband, S. M. PITTMAN; brothers, F. V. SCRUGGS of Mannsville and TRUMAN J. SCRUGGS of Phoenix, Arizona; daughter Mrs. MARY LAWANNA TYNE of Ardmore; stepsons R. W. SCRUGGS of Mannsville and L M. SCRUGGS of Porterville, California; five sisters Mrs. MARGUERITE WILLIAMS of Bellview, Texas; Mrs. MINNIE WILSON of Fort Smith, Ark., Mrs. ROSIE PARKER of Olio, Ark., Mrs. BONNIE WILSON of Olio; Mrs. LULA SCRR of Iowa Park, Texas, and 20 grandchildren.

Woman Born Here in 1862 Dies
In simple services, they buried Mrs. JULIA C. BROWN in Wylie cemetery near Milburn Sunday… the one person whose memory of Tishomingo reached back almost to the time when the first cabin was built here in 1850. The 92 year old colored woman was born in slavery to the Chickasaws here in Tishomingo and one of her proudest possessions was the paper granting her freedom and 40 acres allotment of land. Until a few years ago, she lived here and then moved to Ardmore to the home of her daughter, Mrs. TOM BROWN, where she died last Thursday. She is survived by four sons, PAT CHEADLE of Anadarko, JOHN CHEADLE of Tishomingo, TOM CHEADLE of Blythe, California and JULIUS BROWN of Wichita, Kansas; daughters, Mrs. LUGINIA BROWN of Ardmore and Mrs. ANNA LOVE of Ardmore; 60 grandchildren and 64 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Rounsaville
Services were held at Coleman last Thursday for Mrs. H. B. ROUNSAVILLE, age 85, who died at her home there Thursday morning. Mrs. Rounsaville, known as Mammy Rounsavile, was born in Bluffton, Arkansas, March 16, 1886. She married H. B. ROUNSAVILLE March 2, 1884. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church since she was 16. Survivors include her husband; sons, ERNEST ROUNSAVILLE of Coleman and EUGENE ROUNSAVILLE of Corpus Christi, Texas; daughter Mrs. MARY NEWELL of Coleman, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Rev. CARTWRIGHT and Rev. BAKER conducted the services in the First Baptist Church in Coleman. Burial was in the Coleman cemetery.

Prairie Chapel
Mr. and Mrs. LOWELL EASTERWOOD of Lovington, N. M., visited the H. H. BURRIS home.
Mr. and Mrs. PETE BOYD and Mr. and Mrs. BYRD WARREN visited the BERT GRIFFIN home.
Mr. and Mrs. FLOYD CHANNELL and Mr. and Mrs. PRESTON LOVETT visited the DUB WARREN home.
The BYRD WARREN family, the H. R. MCCARTHICK family, the BILL WARDEN family, the PAT HAIRELL/HARRELL family and Mrs. Hairell’s father visited the PETE BOYD family.
Mr. and Mrs. M. A. DISHROONE and BOBBY and Mrs. ANNA LEE DISHROONE visited the SAM MCCARTHICK home.
Mrs. FLORENCE KILE is visiting relatives in California.
The club meeting was well attended with 16 of 21 members present. We completed three quilts, one each for JEWEL MARTIN, MARY MCCARTHICK, and FLOSSIE GRIFFIN. Mrs. RUBY GOODMAN was given a birthday shower.
RED FOWLER thought he was a ‘goner’ Sunday night. He and his wife Flora were sleeping peacefully through the storm when lightning struck a tree right by their house, breaking off a piece of the chimney and knocking them out of bed. He said he thought of every bad thing he had ever done for a few minutes.

Thursday, March 13, 1952

John Fryer
Funeral services were held here for JOHN ROBERT FRYER, age 69, who died in Dallas Thursday after an illness of five years. Mr. Fryer was born Nov. 17, 1883 in Lacy, Ark., son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. FRYER. In 1903 at Kaufman, Texas, he married Miss OLLIE LOVELEST. Mr. Fryer, a retired cotton ginner, was a resident of Johnston County for about 50 years and was a member of the Christian Church. He is survived by his wife; a brother RICHARD S. FRYER of Tishomingo, one sister Mrs. MARGARET FAIRMAN of Oklahoma City, and three grandchildren. Services were conducted in the Chapman funeral home chapel Saturday by Rev. JACK H. OWENS of the First Baptist Church here. Burial was in the city cemetery. Pallbearers: FLOYD LYNES, JOE CASKEY, ED RUTHERFORD, JOHN DEATON, ALVIE MOORE and CHARLES NEELY.

Mrs. W. A. Rains
Funeral rites for Mrs. MARTHA JANE RAINS were held at the First Baptist Church Sunday in Bromide. Rev. R. L. NAILS/NALLS officiated and burial was in the Connerville cemetery. Born May 17, 1874 in Commerce, Texas, Mrs. Rains was married to W. A. RAINS March 12, 1893. She joined the First Baptist church in August 1896 and was active in church and community activities. To Mr. and Mrs. Rains were born nine children, four of whom are now living. There are 8 grandchildren. Survivors include her husband, W. A. Rains of Bromide; daughters Mrs. MAY TOWNLEY of Bromide, Mrs. ROSA LEE CULP of Asher, Mrs. ALENE MCNULTY of Tulsa, and son, ARTHUR RAINS, formerly of Waco, now stationed in Germany. A grandson, A. J. TOWNLEY, is with the U. S. Navy in San Diego, California. Mrs. Rains was taken seriously ill three years ago and confined to her bed, an invalid. She died Thursday.

Jim Hurt
JIM HURT of Santa Paula, California, formerly of Johnston County, died at his home on March 5 of a heart attack. Mr. Hurt was born in Rankin, Texas, March 10, 1896 and married ZELLA TROUT in 1912. Surviving are his widow; five sons, FRANK, BILL, HUBERT, LEE and RANDELL all of Santa Paula; nine grandchildren, two brothers, ROY HURT of Tishomingo and JOHN HURT of Erlimont(?), California; a sister Mrs. MAUDE MARICAL of Fillmore; and some nieces and nephews.

Bromide by LOLA M. THOMPSON
Miss IMOGENE WISDOME and BOB HARRIS, two youths from the First Presbyterian Church of Bromide, attended the spring rally for youths at Idabel, March 14 and 15.
Word was received that MELTON SCHULTZ will return home this week from Korea. He volunteered for service in July 1950 soon after the war began.
Mrs. J. G. ALLISON was called to California to be with her mother who is seriously ill. Mr. Allison departed from Bromide Monday and is expected to reach California Tuesday evening. Traveling with Mrs. Allison is A. J. TOWNLEY, now in the U. S. Navy at San Diego, Cal. Townley was called home by the passing of his grandmother Mrs. MARTHA RAINS.
GEORGE EPPERSON, son of Mr. and Mrs. TOM EPPERSON, is here on leave from Indiantown, Pa.
Mr. and Mrs. GLEN NELSON returned from California where they visited her mother Mrs. AUSBORN/OSBORNE(?) who was ill. Nelson is an employee with the Dolese Bros. Co. in Bromide.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. LUCK of Lubbock, Texas, visited Mr. and Mrs. PATRICK of Bromide.
Mrs. RHODA ADAMS, mother of Mrs. H. T. CHANNEL, is here visiting from Blanchard.
DAVID NELSON, brother of Mrs. E. C. ARNOLD, is again in the Will Rogers hospital at Oklahoma City. Nelson received a back injury from shrapnel during World War II and has not completely recovered.
W. B. MEANS, stationed in Alabama, is here on leave and visiting his mother Mrs. MAGGIE MEANS.
KENNETH MEELER, with the U. S. Navy at Dallas, is visiting his mother Mrs. MAMIE MEELER. He enlisted in 1951.

Thursday, March 20, 1952

Dr. Crutchfield
Funeral services were held at Wister Tuesday for Dr. WALLACE M. CRUTCHFIELD, who died unexpectedly at his home there Sunday. Dr. Crutchfield was pastor of the Methodist Church in Tishomingo from 1945 to 1949. He was instrumental in organizing the Tishomingo Rotary Club and was a spokesman for the Boy Scout movement. During his 50 year career with the church, he was an editor, college president and pastor. In his student days at Vandiver University he was named All American football player. The minister, age 73, had just completed a series of revival meetings at Wister with a goal of five new members, succeeded with 25 new members. He died at his home Sunday of a heart attack, while playing a game of dominoes with his daughter Ellen.

Judge Clark
Judge KENNETH CLARK, age 48, Tishomingo rancher and retired attorney, was found dead of a heart attack Wednesday night in a pasture near his home on the north edge of the city. Judge Clark, son of a pioneer county physician, J. J. CLARK, was a graduate of Lebanon Law School in Lebanon, Tenn., and first began practicing here as a partner of the late P. B. H. SHEARER. He served as county attorney, two terms as state representative, and 16 years as county judge. Since his retirement from office in 1949, he had been in poor health and devoted his time to ranching. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, son JOE KENNETH, daughter MARTHA ANN, all of the home; brothers, JOHNSTON CLARK of Tishomingo, STANLEY CLARK of Oklahoma City and MARION CLARK of Idaho Falls, Idaho. Funeral services are incomplete.

Thursday, March 27, 1952

Truck Driver Dies After Crashing Train at Bromide by Lola Thompson
Bromide: ROBERT GREESOM, 20, of Sulphur, died of injuries Friday afternoon when his dump truck collided head-on with a K.O.&.G. train at Bromide. Greesom was only employed that morning by the Park-Ward Construction Co. now reconstructing the highway between Wapanucka and the Tishomingo Y. He was hauling his second load of grave. Greesom was heading south, leaving Bromide with a full load of gravel from Dolese Bros. The freight engine, approaching from the south with 28 gondola type cars, was pushing the cars toward the Crusher. Three brakemen were atop the train stationed at intervals to give signals and the train was blowing the whistle as it approached the crossing. The truck and the train met with a terrific impact. BUD ARNOLD, LEE TAYLOR and CARL DEMAR were first on the scene… Carl Demar, the head brakeman, tried to revive the youth….

Mrs. Elzie Woods
Funeral services were held Tuesday for Mrs. ELZIE WOODS, age, 43, who died Sunday at her Wapanucka home of a brain tumor. Services were conducted by Rev. BEGLEY of the Atoka Pentecostal Church of Christ at the Wilson schoolhouse. Burial was in Boggy Depot cemetery. Survivors are her husband, ELMER; five children, Mrs. HERSHEL BREWER of Stigler, LOIS, LOUISE, HAROLD and NEVA all of the home; her mother Mrs. J. W HICKS of the Wilson community; six sisters, Mrs. RUBY BUCK, Mrs. ALLIE GREEN, Mrs. ALMA SMITH all of Wapanucka; Mrs. BERRY MAXEY of Odessa, Texas, Mrs. LUCY SWEETEN of Lehigh, and Mrs. MINNIE HILL of Los Angeles, California; two brothers, ROBERT HICKS of Wilson and HENRY HICKS of Oklahoma city, and one grandchild.

Hickory Grove by Mrs. BILL DUKE
The JIM JOHNSON family visited their son-in-law, ROSS GARDEN, who is in the Veterans Hospital.
MANCHEL DUKE of Healdton visited his brother BILL DUKE and family.
Mrs. KATHRYNE ROBERTS visited Mrs. JULIA WALKER.
Edd MELVIN JONES and sons of Powderly(?), Texas, attended Sunday services a the Primitive Baptist church. Mrs. Melvin Jones is recovering from a major operation at a hospital in Paris, Texas.
Grandmother HART and Mr. and Mrs. A. L. HART attended the funeral services of Grandfather RISINGER at Condon Grove.
Mrs. CLAUD CULP Sr. and Mrs. CLAUD CULP Jr. were guests of Mrs. JIM JOHNSON.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. VIOLET of Reagan visited the RICHARD HART home.
The A. L. HART family visited Mr. and Mrs. BACHUS at Plainview.

Funeral services for ELIE ROBERTS of Atoka will be held today, Thursday, at the Atoka Baptist church with burial at Wapanucka.

Thursday, April 3, 1952

Man Shot in Attempt to Resist Jailing by Marshal
CLAYBURN HOWARD, about 38, was in critical condition today after being shot through the lower chest Wednesday by Tishomingo city marshal D. P. WHEELER. Hospital authorities expect he would live. Howard, an Indian ranch worker, recently moved to Tishomingo from Fillmore and was shot in a scuffle which occurred when Wheeler attempted to jail him for drunkenness. Wheeler said Howard was sleeping in the back end of a local beer tavern…

Mrs. Brashier
Mrs. PEARL FUSON BRASHIER died Thursday, March 27, at her home in Tishomingo after a long illness. She was born December 25, 1887 in Wright Co., Missouri. Mrs. Brashier came to Johnston County in 1898 with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. FUSON, and made her home in Johnston County ever since. Her first husband, JOHN RIPPEE, died in 1930. Surviving children are LUDE RIPPEE of Pauls Valley, KENNETH RIPPEE of Elgin Air Force Base in Florida, Mrs. ELTON MARTIN of Salina, California; Mrs. VIRGIE O’DELL of Grandfalls, Texas, and a brother, BARNEY FUSON of Tishomingo. All children were present for the funeral. Mrs. Brashier was married to her second husband, S. D. BRASHIER, on Feb. 23, 1939. Stepchildren are LENERS BRASHIER of Santa Anna, California, NATHAN BRASHIER of Mannsville and Mrs. LELA WILLIAMS of Tishomingo. Funeral services were held Friday at the Nazarene Church with Rev. JACK WORTHY officiating. Burial was in the Tishomingo cemetery. Pallbearers: EARL BREWER, EARL STOVALL, CHARLES NEELY, CLAUD MAXEY and DAVID EGGINBERG.

Mrs. Converse
Funeral services were held Wednesday for Mrs. G. B. CONVERSE, who died Monday in an Oklahoma City hospital after a long illness. Mrs. Converse was born in Johnston County, Dec. 31, 1896, and made Tishomingo her home all her life. Services were conducted in the First Baptist Church by Rev. L. E. VANDIVER, former Methodist pastor here. Burial was in the city cemetery. Survivors include her husband G. B. CONVERSE, daughter Mrs. LOUISE STOKES both of Tishomingo; four sisters, Mrs. EFFIE SKAGGS of California, Mrs. LENA CLARK of Grand Saline, Arkansas, Mrs. ED STAPLETON and Mrs. BIRDIE RISINGER both of Tishomingo; two brothers, CHARLES KALE of Tishomingo and ACE KALE of Healdton.

Mill Creek
Funerals
Funeral services were held in the Mill Creek Church of Christ Friday for VICTOR MCCARTNEY, age 83. Mr. McCartney, former Mill Creek resident, was residing in the Dolese Bros. camps near Dougherty at time of his death. Death in the Delay hospital at Sulphur was due to heart trouble. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. VAUGHN CRUMLEY of the Sulphur Church of Christ and interment was in Mill Creek cemetery.
Funeral services were conducted at the Sulphur First Church of God Sunday afternoon for Mrs. ANNIE SIKES, formerly of Mill Creek. Mrs. Sikes was the mother of JEWEL SIKES of Mill Creek. Interment was in the Mill Creek cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. JEWEL SIKES, who was recently working in Vallejo, California, came home to be with his mother before her death. They plan to remain in Mill Creek. Mr. and Mrs. EVERETT SIKES of Vallejo were also here for the rites.
Funeral services were held in Holdenville Wednesday for THOMAS AUSTIN, father of JOE AUSTIN of Mill Creek.

Thursday, April 10, 1952

Mrs. LILLIAN O’GWINN
Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Baptist church in Coleman for Mrs. LILLIAN O’GWINN, with Rev. CARTWRIGHT of Wapanucka officiating. Mrs. O’Gwinn died March 21 in the home of her sister at Coleman. Her home was in Willis, California, and she had visited in Coleman for three months when she became ill. She was born April 11, 1881 in Erath County, Texas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. JOHN CLEMENTS. She was the widow of JIM O’GWINN and they were married at Pauls Valley. Survivors include two sons, CORD O’GWINN and CLIFFORD O’GWINN of California, and sisters Mrs. LULIA BURLESON of Oregon and Mrs. FRANCES WEEMS of Coleman. Burial was in the Coleman cemetery.

Wapanucka Girl Dies in Hospital
Funeral services were held Sunday at the Baptist church in Wapanucka for MARY LUCILLE RICHARDSON, 18 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. ANDREW RICHARDSON. Born July 3, 1933, Miss Richardson died in her sleep at the Crippled Children Hospital in Oklahoma City. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Richardson, sister Mrs. JUNE JAMES of Caddo; brothers, Sgt. WILLIAM RICHARDSON stationed with the service in England; COOLIDGE RICHARDSON of Lawton, and DAVID RICHARDSON, a college student at Durant.

Mrs. L. S. Berry
Funeral services for Mrs. L. S. BERRY will be at the Baptist church in Wapanucka this afternoon, Thursday. Mrs. Berry, the former VIRGINIA LUSTER, was born Nov. 26, 1901 at Galena, Arkansas. She died Monday night in a hospital at Plainview, Texas, where she had gone for treatment. Death was attributed for a blood clot. Survivors include her husband, L. S. Berry; daughters, Mrs. ALLENE PAYTE of Plainview, Texas, Mrs. FERN SLAUGHTER of Fort Worth, Texas, and ROXIE BERRY of Wapanucka; sons ROY GALE BERRY and L. S. BERRY Jr.; brothers, FRED LUSTER of Wapanucka, LOUIS LUSTER of Plainview, Texas; three sisters, Mrs. ORA JACOBS of Beaumont, Texas, Mrs. MAY DUNCAN of Fort Worth, and Mrs. ESTHER STAMPS of Wapanucka; and five grandchildren.

Former Milburn Groceryman Dies
Graveside services were held at Condon Grove cemetery Tuesday for ALBERT POWELL, age 67, who died at Norman Sunday. Mr. Powell had been ill for some time. He was formerly in the grocery business at Milburn for many years. Survivors include his wife, RUTH of Norman; sons, Dr. PAUL POWELL of Ponca City and GLEN POWELL of Los Angeles, California; a brother S. J. POWELL of Duncan; four sisters, Mrs. NAOMI PHILLIPS of Ardmore, Mrs. PEARL HART of Durant, Mrs. IDA REUBIN and Mrs. E. T. BLANTON both of Tishomingo, and four grandchildren.

Thursday, April 17, 1952

Brit Webb
BRIT WEBB died at his home April 9 at his home in Bromide. He was born January, 1895 at Doraville, Oklahoma, son of Mr. and Mrs. BEN WEBB. He married NELLIE HERRON on May 28, 1937 at Hatfield, Arkansas. Funeral services were held Friday at the Baptist church in Bromide with Rev. NALL in charge. Burial was in the Wells Valley cemetery near Bromide. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nellie Webb; three brothers, JOHN WEBB of Wellington, Texas, BEN and VALLIE WEBB of Stringtown.

GERALD WHITE, 13 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. CLYDE WHITE of Nida community, was stricken with spinal meningitis and is at the Valley View hospital at Ada.

Thursday, April 24, 1952

Mrs. Mary Brownlee
Funeral services were held at the Chapman funeral home chapel Monday for Mrs. MARY JANE BARTLETT BROWNLEE with Rev. KIMBROUGH officiating. Mrs. Brownlee was born at Harrsenberg, Louisiana, Dec. 20, 1866 and was 85 year old at time of death. She had been in Johnston County since 1918 and made her home with her daughter Mrs. ALLEN HART of Milburn the past nine years. She married ROBERT NEWTON BROWNLEE On Dec. 26, 1886 at Lometa, Texas. Mr. Brownlee passed away in 1942. Pallbearers were her six grandsons, JOHN JENNINGS, DICK BROWNLEE, CECIL BROWNLEE, LEONARD BROWNLEE, NEWTON BROWNLEE, and MARVIN BYNUM. Mrs. Brownlee is survived by four sons, DAVID BROWNLEE of Bakersfield, California, EARL BROWNLEE of Tishomingo, BOB BROWNLEE and TOM BROWNLEE of Milburn; six daughters, EDNA JENNINGS of Nocona, Texas; BETTY RUSSIER of Plano, Texas, HATTIE BYNUM of Tishomingo, MATTIE LEDGERWOOD and CARA BELL HART both of Milburn, 22 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

Thursday, May 8, 1952

James I. Herrin
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Ravia school auditorium for JAMES I. HERRIN. Mr. Herrin died April 30 at an Ardmore hospital after three days illness. He was born at Kendall County, Texas, Feb. 14, 1875. His home has been in Johnston County the past 62 years. He was a retired railroad man and a 32nd degree Mason. Surviving are two sons, HUSTIN HERRIN of California, MARVIN HERRIN of Riverhead, N. M.; brothers, I. A. HERRIN of Santa Monica, California, WALTER HERRIN of Berghis(?), Texas; five sisters, Mrs. EDGAR JOHNSON of Tishomingo, Mrs. JESS HARRELL of Bakersfield, California, Mrs. E. E. AMES of Hope, Arkansas, Mrs. DELIA WATSON of Ravia and Mrs. D. T. JOHNSON of Durant. Masonic burial was in the Tishomingo cemetery with SAM EVANS in charge of the service.

Thursday, May 15, 1952

Pioneer Teacher Dies
Students saw their teacher for the last time Monday, just across the street from where he first opened a school in Tishomingo 50 years ago. W. G. DRAPER died Friday… Mr. and Mrs. Draper came to Indian Territory in 1893 and six year later moved to Tishomingo. In 1902 they opened a school across from what was formerly the First Baptist Church building. The Drapers left after a short time and did not return to Tishomingo until 1929. Mr. Draper first began teaching near Lynn in 1888. For 26 years former students have gathered here for an annual reunion and to honor Mr. and Mrs. Draper. Mrs. Draper was born at Bastrop, Texas, June 29, 1864 and married Mrs. Draper on June 28, 1884. The June date, or as near as possible, was the date for the annual reunion and it was for their 60th wedding anniversary that JOHNNIE B. CHISHOLM wrote a poem… Funeral services were held by BASIL SHILLINGS, son-in-law from Houston, Texas, in the Church of Christ. Burial was in the Tishomingo cemetery arranged by Chapman funeral home. Six grandsons served as pallbearers. Survivors include his wife, also a pioneer school teacher; daughters, ELLA DRAPER of Tishomingo, Mrs. BASIL SHILLINGS of Houston, Texas, Mrs. A. T. EVANS of Tishomingo; sons CHARLES DRAPER and W. W. DRAPER.

Ben Harbert
Funeral services were held at Denton, Texas, Friday, for BEN HARBERT, age 64, who had made his home here for the last three years with his brother, LUTHER HARBERT. Mr. Harbert died Thursday following a heart attack at the Veterans hospital at McKinney, Texas. In addition to his brother, he is also survived by his sister Mrs. OLLIE BERGATRUM of Portales, N. M.

Funeral for Nichols
Funeral services were held Saturday in the Chapman funeral home chapel for GEORGE PHILLIPS NICHOLS. The county farmer died May 9 at the home of his son, JOHN NICHOLS, after five weeks illness. Mr. Nichols was born at Eastland County, Texas, Nov. 18, 1890. His home has been in Johnston County the past 58 years. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. JOSIE NICHOLS; sons JOHN and BEN NICHOLS of Tishomingo; daughters, Mrs. JACK PRESLEY of Ada and Mrs. PAL BALLARD of Tishomingo; brother WALTER NICHOLS of Fresno, California, and sister Mrs. ELLA ROACH of Tishomingo. Burial was in the Condon Grove cemetery with JACK OWENS of the First Baptist Church officiating. Pallbearers: CHARLES DRY, EDDIE SMITH, BILL TALLEY, OSCAR MANNINGS, E. DAN GIBSON and CHARLES GILLIAM.

RALPH DAUGHERTY, former resident of this area and husband of a Tishomingo woman, was killed in a car crash near their home in Rankin, Texas, early Wednesday. Mrs. RALPH DAUGHERTY is the former Miss NAN HOLLAND, sister of Mrs. ROSALIE SIGLIN and Mrs. JOHN MARTIN, who will attend the funeral.

The Tishomingo Booker T. Washington school will have commencement services next Wednesday night with G. H. MORELAND, principal of the Booker T. Washington school at Davis, as speaker. High school graduates; GENE AUSTIN FITZGERALD and DOROTHY LEE WARD. Eighth grade graduates: CALVIN CHEADLE, LEVERN GADSIS, NETTIE JEAN BRYANT, NARVEL STEWART and JESSIE MAE HENDERSON.

Thursday, May 29, 1952

Fillmore Boy Killed by Swing Accident
An accident which no one witnessed Sunday killed the two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. BEN NAIL of Fillmore. A new swing had been erected in the yard for the family’s children that afternoon and the youngster, QUINTON, was found dead beneath it 15 minutes later. The child’s neck was broken and it was believed he either fell from the swing or was hit by it. Funeral services were held Monday at the Nazarene church at Fillmore with Rev. JACK WORTHY and Rev. NELSON WOLFE officiating. Burial was in the Enterprise cemetery arranged by Chapman funeral home. Survivors include the parents, a brother QUANNAH; sisters SHIRLEY, VIRGINIA and VIVIAN, all of the home; grandparents Mr. and Mrs. ROY HURT of Tishomingo and Mr. and Mrs. HARRISON NAIL of Fillmore.

Joe Newberry
JOE NEWBERRY, age 87, early day Chickasaw leader, died Saturday at his home east of Tishomingo after a long period of invalidism and a severe stroke suffered a few weeks ago. Services were conducted Monday by Dr. C. R. MURRAY, pastor of the Presbyterian-Christian Church, and burial was in the Tishomingo cemetery. In “A History of the State of Oklahoma” written by LUTHER B. HILL and published in 1909, Mr. Newberry was tribal superintendent of the Chickasaw schools with headquarters in Tishomingo. JOE NEWBERRY attended the Chickasaw schools and was training in farming near Denison, Texas. He became a leader among his own people, representing them in their legislature, five years in the lower and two years in the lower. He was always interested in the education of his people, serving as a member of the school board, later as superintendent. In October 1889, Mr. Newberry was united in marriage in Denison, Texas, to MARY ELLEN FERGUSON, daughter of JAMES FERGUSON, member of a well known family of white blood. The children of this union were FRANKLIN, CALVIN, BENNIE, MATTIE, WILSON, FRANCES and INEZ. His wife preceded him in death in 1944. Soon after coming to Tishomingo, he united with the Presbyterian Church and served as an elder in the church. He also gave much time to assisting in the religious services for the Chickasaw churches.

Quarter Century of Ranching Has Been Fun and Work
After 32 years of ranching, a man earns the right to lay down his branding irons and pick up a fishing rod or a gun to hunt. At least, that is the opinion of BRICE WOODY, who announces he is resigning as manager of the fabulous Gillespie ranch 10 miles north of Tishomingo. Brice was born on what is part of the Gillespie ranch and became a regular hand at age 12. AT 18 he became top hand and manager of the ranch, a post he has held for 26 years. As his boss, FRANK GILLESPIE, who made millions in oil and at one time described as the richest man west of the Mississippi, prospered, the ranch grew…. Brice and his wife BEULAH, labored to build a little cabin on Brice’s Indian allotment that is all his land, now surrounded by the Gillespie ranch, with Blue River passing through it, for hunting and fishing… Brice, who is half Chickasaw, is proud of his Indian lineage and startles eastern dudes who ask him what kind of Indian he is by answering ‘Wild Indian.’ Beulah Woody has been a big aid to her husband on the ranch… She’s kept the books for the ranch… Her hobby is pen and pencil sketching and the walls of their cabin show evidence of fine artistry. .. The new manager of the Gillespie ranch will be ROY SCOUNDERS of Tulsa.

Services for Young Boy
Funeral services are to be held this afternoon, Thursday, at the school house and burial will be at Connerville for BILLY EALR BEAUFORD, eight year old son of Mr. and Mrs. EARL BEAUFORD of Vallejo, California. The young boy, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. BEAUFORD of Connerville, died following surgery in a California hospital. Rev. LIGHT will officiate.

Military Honors at Rites
Not all returning members of the 45th are greeted with bands and happy relatives glad to see them home from the Korean fighting. At Mill Creek Sunday, a veteran returned home to remind people that there is a grim side to even an undeclared war. They brought Pvt. JIMMY ROUNDTREE home in a flag covered casket accompanied by a military escort. Most of the town gathered in the high school auditoriums to attend the services. Members of the Mill Creek and Sulphur American Legion posts conducted military services to honor the lad who died fighting in Korea. The sermon was delivered by JOE KIRK, assisted by JOHN BROCK. Burial was in the Mill Creek cemetery. Surviving are his wife ALENE and baby son; parents Mr. and Mrs. CLEBURNE ROUNDTREE, all of Mill Creek; brothers, BILL of Ada, BOB of Cache and MILBURN of Arizona, and sister Mrs. ODESSA BAILEY of Talihina.

The Nida class of 1952: BILLIE JOAN BOYER, NORMA RUTH ROBINSON, CHRISTENE KENT BURCHETT, DONNELL ANDERSON, HARRISON THOMAS and LYNN WAYNE COVINGTON.

Thursday, May 29, 1952

Child Drowns
A family outing to Pennington creek ended in tragedy Tuesday for a Murray County family when their 7 year old son jumped into the town’s sewage settling tank and drowned. Mr. and Mrs. MUREL NEMECEK and sons ANDY 9 and JOE age 7 and a friend from Oklahoma City JAMES TIMMONS came to the picnic area a half mile south of the swinging bridge. While the adults went to the nearby restrooms, the two boys ran to the mound like sewage structure. … Andy and Joe looked in the tank and saw a fisherman’s float. Joe, deceased by the crusted scum of muck on top, believed it solid, jumped in to retrieve the float… he drowned. The Nemeceks, who live on a dairy farm 8 miles south of Sulphur, have three daughters, none of whom was on the trip here.

Mrs. Tice
Funeral services were held at the Connerville school Saturday afternoon for Mrs. J.J. TICE, who died at her home near the community Friday morning. She had been bedfast for the preceding 11 days and in poor health for months. Mrs. Tice was born in Alabama on June 16, 1884 and came to Johnston County 42 years ago. She was preceded in death by her husband two years ago. Services were conducted by B.B. BUCHANAN, pastor of the Assembly of God church of Tishomingo and Rev. WILLIAMS of Connerville. Burial in the Tishomingo cemetery arranged by Chapman funeral home. Surviving are daughters, Mrs. BILLIE ANN SMITH of Connerville and Mrs. VELMA JANE BUSH of Cisco, Texas; granddaughters, Mrs. HAZEL BROYLES of Nocona, Texas, Mrs. BILLIE FANDOLIO(FENOGOLIO?) of Midland, Texas, and Mrs. JACKIE WARD of Savannah, Georgia and some great-grandchildren.

Thursday, June 5, 1952

Mrs. Davis
Funeral services for Mrs. BUD DAVIS will be held Friday at the Nazarene church in Ardmore. Burial will be in the Tishomingo cemetery. Mrs. Davis, formerly of Tishomingo, died Tuesday in an Ardmore hospital of a blood clot that developed after surgery. Mrs. Davis, the former Miss LETTA TROTTER, was born at Bee, Aug. 23, 1911. She graduated from Wapanucka high school and Murray State College. Mr. and Mrs. Davis taught school at Bellview, Texas, the past year and returned to Ardmore for the summer. Survivors are her husband, Bud; five children, BILLIE with the Air Force in Amarillo; Mrs. PATRICIA WILLIAMS of Dickson High, JOE, REGIE, and MARY all of the home; her mother Mrs. ETHEL TROTTER of Redondo Beach, California; seven brothers and sisters, GEORGE of Anadarko, BARRY of Sallisaw, GUY, JOHN, BEN, KATHERINE, and WANDA, and ROBERT LONG, brother-in-law, all of California.

Suspect Cleared
C. J. BANDY, former convict, was serving out a fine for drunkenness in the Coal County jail this week but he was clear of being implicated in the kidnapping of Wapanucka city marshal ARTHUR STRATFORD on May 24. Instead, sheriff EVERETT STEWART issued warrants for two others, DAVE and TONY TANNER of Holdenville…

Coleman Woman Dies
Mrs. BILL BENGE, age 41, of Coleman died at an Oklahoma City hospital where she underwent treatment for cancer Wednesday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Mill Creek Soldier Sees Atomic Blast
Sgt. WALTON SEELEY, son of Mr. and Mrs. WALTER SEELEY of Mill Creek, witnessed the most recent atomic explosion at Camp Desert Rock, Nevada. He was one of 1000 men of the 701st Armored Infantry Battalion Combat Team, who saw the dawn detonation while crouched in a foxhole less than four miles from the blast… A few minutes after the explosion, he moved with his unit through the blast area to observe effect on equipment and material.

Children Honor Mrs. Ferris
Connerville bulged over the weekend with influx of relatives and friends who came to pay tribute to Mrs. ADA ISABELLA SPEAR FERRIS who observed her 80th birthday. From over the country back to the home place came her 13 children, 26 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren plus in-laws and neighbors…. In addition to her children, life long friends of Mrs. Ferris, who attended the reunion, were Mrs. S. E. HOOSIER, age 92 of Hobart, C. W. HOLMES age 88 of Pontotoc, Mrs. EDAN GALE age 82 of Ada and Mrs. HILL MORGAN age 78 of Fort Worth. Her children are: Mrs. MAUDE T. GRAY of Tishomingo, Mrs. ELSIE M. BROWN of Tulsa, Mrs. IANTHA TUCKER of Norfolk, California, Mrs. AVDRA EASTERLING of Connerville, AUT FERRIS of Fort Worth, Mrs. THELMA FALLIS of San Martin, California, PLES FERRIS of Connerville, WYATT FERRIS of Carlsbad, N. M., LEONARD FERRIS of Webber Falls, J. D. FERRIS of Wilburton, ARCHIE FERRIS of Carlsbad, N. M., SPEAR FERRIS of Tulsa and Mrs. GERALDINE UPDEFRAFF of Clovis, N. M.

Thursday, June 17, 1952

Sleepy Driver Makes Wreck of Milburn’s Ancient Landmark
Milburn’s ancient water pump located in the center of Hwy 90 will never the be same. Until recently the pump served one of the best wells in the town and motorists just had to watch out for it. But shortly after noon Tuesday, B. C. COLE of California fell asleep at the wheel and his car tore into the old pump. Only one hurt in the wreck was Cole’s nephew, JIMMY EATON, age 10, who received a broken thumb and cut lip.

Etta Mae Benge
Funeral services were held in the Coleman school gym Friday for ETTA MAE BENGE, who died in an Oklahoma City hospital June 4. Services were conducted by Rev. ROBERTSON, pastor of the Pentecostal Holiness Church of Milburn. Mrs. Benge was born July 29, 1911 and married WILLIAM BENGE June 24, 1927. Surviving are her husband and four children, HALAN LEE of Cheyenne, Wyoming, KENNETH LAVERN of Fort Sill, LOUIE JUNNIE and QUENIA LOIS both of Coleman; her parents Mr. and Mrs. C. E. HICKMAN of Coleman.

Graveside services were held Monday at Durant for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. DAVID MURRAY, who died at a hospital there. Mrs. Murray was librarian at Murray College during 1950-51.

Thursday, June 19, 1952

ALBERT E. TYLER
Funeral services were held at the Chapman funeral home chapel here Tuesday for Albert E. Tyler, who died Sunday at Guthrie. Mr. Tyler had been a county resident nearly 50 years, prior to moving to Guthrie four years ago. He was born Nov. 29, 1875 in Missouri and married SARAH WEBB in 1909. She preceded him in death in 1950. Survivors include two step-sons, BILL WEBB of Tishomingo and JIM WEBB of Bromide; 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. The funeral sermon was given by HERMAN PLOWMAN, pastor of the First Methodist Church and burial was in the Tishomingo cemetery.

Hickory Grove by Mrs. BILL DUKE
Grandmother HART received word that her brother, HENRY DOTSON, passed away Saturday. He lived in Amarillo, Texas.

Bromide Mrs. TONITA WILSON returned to her home in Alameda, California, last week following three weeks visit with her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. FLOYD WELCH and other relatives here.
The BUSTER WHITE family of Madill attended services at the Southside Baptist Church here.
The LENARD/LEONARD CRAFT family of California visited the REUBEN SKAGGS home and the L. A. MORGAN home.
DWIGHT DARBY and JOHN JOPLIN left for Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, where they will receive their basic training. Both are 1952 graduates of Bromide high school.
Mrs. A. G. JOPLIN and children EDDIE LOU and ANDY JIM and Mrs. JIM DOLLAR of Ardmore visited Mrs. HOUSTON MARSH. Mrs. Dollar is the mother of Mrs. Joplin and Mrs. Marsh.

Charles W. Holmes Ill
CHARLES W. HOLMES, age 83, of Pontotoc, is in the Valley View hospital at Ada, and not expected to live. Mr. Holmes has been in the hospital since June 10. His sons and daughters, who have been at his bedside, are Mrs. W. A. HARRIS and JOE HOLMES, both of Pontotoc, Mrs. J. L. MARTIN and V. A. HOLMES both of Tulsa; Mrs. TOM CALLEN of Fillmore, Mrs. GEORGE CARR of Muskogee, Mrs. HENRY NEEL of Vanoss, Mrs. JAKE CALLEN Milburn, W. B. HOLMES of Hopewell, E. L. HOLMES of Bowlegs, and JOHN HOLMES of Summers Chapel.

Thursday, June 26, 1952

BRYD ROUNSAVILLE
Funeral services were held at the Coleman Baptist church Saturday for BYRD ‘PAPPY’ ROUNSAVILLE, who died Friday at age of 90. Mr. Rounsaville had long been a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife last February. The couple had been married for 68 years at the time of her death. Surviving are three children, Mrs. MARY NEWELL and ERNEST ROUNSAVILLE both of Coleman, and EUGENE ROUNSAVILLE of Corpus Christi, Texas. Services were conducted by Rev. CARTWRIGHT of Wapanucka with members of the Wapanucka Masonic lodge in charged of graveside rites. Pallbearers: O’DELL HIGGINBOTHAM, LEE KIRK HIGGENBOTHAM, S. L. ELLIOTT, JAP MCDANIEL, DALL ALBAN, and MACK FILLMORE.

Rites for Car Crash Victim
Services were held Wednesday in Wapanucka for KENNETH STRATTON, who was killed in an automobile accident Sunday in Garrison, North Dakota. Mr. Stratton was born Nov. 17, 1928, son of Mr. and Mrs. ROY L. STRATTON. He was a veteran of World War II and worked as a construction worker. Survivors include his parents; six brothers, CLIFFORD C. of Durant, WAYNE of Waco, Texas, BAYNE of Fort Worth, CHARLES of Drumright, THURMAN of Duncan, ROY L. STRATTON Jr. of Guymon; five sisters, Mrs. VAUGHN FRY of Fort Worth, Mrs. RUSSELL ALDRIDGE of Purcell, Mrs. FLOYD MCGAHA of Oakland, California, Mrs. BILL HILL of Lawton, and Miss SHIRLEY STRATTON of the home. Services were conducted at the Wapanucka Baptist church by Rev. PAUL BROWN, assisted by Rev. PAUL ROBINSON. Burial in the Wapanucka cemetery arranged by Chapman funeral home.

Chas. Joyner
Funeral services will be held this afternoon, Thursday, in the Chapman funeral home chapel here for CHARLES NOWELL JOYNER. Mr. Joyner died Tuesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. M. TAYLOR of Tishomingo. He was 91 years, a retired farmer, and a county resident for the past 19 years. In addition to his daughter, he is survived by a son VERNON JOYNER of Clovis, N. M., and nine grandchildren. Burial will in the Tishomingo cemetery. Pallbearers: ED STAPLETON, EARL BREWER, HOMER SMITH, BOB WOODS and JACK ORR.













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