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The Tishomingo Capital-Democrat
Tishomingo, Oklahoma

Thursday, July 12, 1951

Assault with Car
Charging that C. E. MATHIS attempted to run him down and kill him with a car, JACK WILLIAMS signed a complaint of assault with intent to kill against Mathis this week. It was the latest development in the feud between the two men. Williams is himself out of jail on $4000 bail awaiting a district court jury on similar charges after he fired a shotgun through a café window and wounded Mathis at Ravia last Oct. 24... Williams was talking to BOYD EPPERSON, night watchman, and turned to cross south Kemp street… alleges Mathis started his car when he saw Williams in the street and at a high rate of speed, swerved out of the line of traffic in an unsuccessful attempt Williams… The October shooting of Mathis by Williams was said to have resulted because Mathis refused that night to serve Williams any more beer…

Services for Mrs. Overby
Funeral services were held in the chapel of Chapman funeral home here Friday for Mrs. SARAH ELLEN OVERBY, who died last Thursday from a heart attack. Mrs. Overby, a member of the First Baptist Church here, was born Sept. 27, 1878 in Tennessee, daughter of L. J. and ELLEN JONES. In Sherman, Texas, Dec. 25, 1903, she married L. A. OVERBY and lived in Van Alstyne, Texas until 1915 when they came to Tishomingo. She is survived by her husband, LEE OVERBY; a daughter Mrs. WILLIE WHITE of Mineola, Texas; and a sister Mrs. NANCY SIMMONS of Tishomingo. Pallbearers were ROY HURT, SAM PETERS, EDGAR JOHNSON, LEE BUTLER, W. W. SHARPLESS, and W. R. DENNIS. Services were conducted by Rev. JACK OWENS of the First Baptist Church and interment was in the city cemetery.

Crash Victim’s Rites
LUTHER HICKS, age 42, was killed in an automobile accident near Los Angeles, California. He had been out there about a week when the accident occurred. His home was near Wapanucka in the Wilson community. The body was brought back to Boggy Depot for burial last Monday. Rev. J. R. CARTWRIGHT conducted the services at the Wilson school house. Survivors include seven sisters, Mrs. OSACR GREEN, Mrs. ELMER WOODS, Mrs. JOHN BUCK, Wapanucka; Mrs. MINNIE HILL of Los Angeles, California; Mrs. GEORGE MAXEY of Odessa, Texas; Mrs. FRED SWEETEN of Lehigh, and Mrs. FRED SMITH of Wapanucka; two brothers, HENRY HICKS of Oklahoma City and HERBERT HICKS of the Wilson community; his mother Mrs. ELIZABETH HICKS of the Wilson community; two daughters, Mrs. DORIS HOWELL of Hayward, California, and INEZ HICKS of Jessie, Okla., and three grandchildren.
BOB HAMER, local game ranger, was in the Valley View hospital for a checkup.
E. B. HUNT is in critical condition at his home. His long illness is due to high blood pressure.
BEN OWEN had a narrow escape recently while working at the ice plant. One eye was badly burned when ammonia hit him in the face. He was rushed to the Ada hospital, then released later.
W. A. SULLIVAN and family went to New Jersey on vacation at the home of Mrs. DALE SULLIVAN. Dale was called back into the Air Corps recently and is now at San Antonio, Texas.
WILBURN MONTGOMERY is the substitute mail carrier while W. A. SULLIVAN is away.
MARY LOU LUSTER is working this summer on a dude ranch in New Brownfield, Texas.
LLOYD MARKS returned from two weeks in St. Anthony’s hospital in Oklahoma City, treatment for diabetes.

Services for Child at Fillmore
RITA BARTON, 22 month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. HENRY BARTON of Wiley, Texas, died at her home there early Thursday after a short illness and was buried at the Fillmore cemetery Thursday afternoon. J. W. ROOKS of Tishomingo conducted the service. The child is survived by her parents; two sisters, a brother; grandparents Mr. and Mrs. PO MURPHY of Fillmore and Mr. and Mrs. ED BARTON of Tishomingo.

Two Suffer from Copperhead Bites
Mrs. WARD SCOTT was bitten on the leg Monday night as she walked through her yard toward her home at Reagan. She was taken to an Ada hospital and is recovering. In a critical condition in an Oklahoma City hospital, ELBERT ENSLEY of Tishomingo was bitten June 26 on a hand when he lifted a board under which the snake was hidden. Ensley’s blood is reported to have reacted unfavorably to the anti-serum shots customarily given snake bite victims.

Ollie B. Callen
Funeral rites were held at Fillmore Monday afternoon for OLLIE B. CALLEN, who died last Friday from a heart attack at his home there. Mr. Callen was born in west Texas, July 30, 1891. He was the son of CRAT and MOLLIE CALLEN and lived in Johnston County for 50 years. His wife, the former Miss STELLA FRANKS, preceded him death in 1933. He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. SYLVIA AUTREY of Richmond, California; his mother Mrs. MOLLIE CALLEN of Tishomingo; three brothers, EARNEST CALLEN of Fillmore, TOM CALLEN of Milburn and COY CALLEN of Willow; four sisters Miss RUTH CALLEN of Tishomingo; Mrs. ESSIE GRIGSBY of Oklahoma City, Mrs. CLARA CARGILL of Richmond, California (fourth sister not given). Services were conducted by Rev. T. F. GILLIAM in the Nazarene church at Fillmore with interment in the Condon Grove cemetery.

Pioneer Coleman Teacher Stricken
Funeral services were held at the Milburn Church of Christ Saturday for Mrs. ELLA RAVIA WADDILL, pioneer resident and teacher of this section of Oklahoma. She died July 4 at Bartlesville where she has lived since January 1950. Mrs. Waddill was born at Sherman, Texas, Oct. 8, 1878 and spent her early childhood in Texas, moving with her family to Indian Territory in 1891. After completing her education, she taught at Annons, Texas, and the Indian Territory school at Coleman. In 1891 she married MARION WADDILL. The couple lived at Roff, Ravia, Madill, Ada, and Stillwater and always active in the Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, six sons including L. M. WADDILL of Milburn; one daughter, 12 grandchildren, two sisters and a brother. JOHN PIGG, Madill pastor, preached the funeral service and burial in the Ravia cemetery arranged by Watts funeral home of Madill. Pallbearers: E. L. MCCREARY, LEE ROY RITCHIE, ETCYL OSBORN, C. B. HOUSER, JOE LEE WALKER and WILLARD RAPER.

Funeral for Former City Resident
Private funeral services were held in Fort Worth, Texas, for Mrs. NEDA THOMAS, age 68, July 7. Mrs. Thomas died July 5 at Mansfield, Texas. Mrs. Thomas made her home in Tishomingo for years. In the last few years she lived with her daughter Mrs. JOYCE DEATON of Fort Worth. She is survived by four sons, HALSELL of Seattle, Washington, D. L. of Tulelake, California; KERN of Shawnee and HAROLD of Woodbury, N. J.; two daughters, Mrs. THELMA YOUNGER of Miami and Mrs. Deaton of Fort Worth; one sister Mrs. PANSY HART of Miami and eight grandchildren. Interment was in a Fort Worth cemetery.

VIRGINIA FAYE SPENCER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. ROY SPENCER of Tishomingo, and Sgt. MILLARD FOSTER, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. F. FOSTER of Tishomingo, were married in Ardmore July 3.

Jones Family Reunion
Following an intermission of 11 years, the R. M. JONES family of Clarita held their annual reunion July 8. Members of the family: Mr. and Mrs. EARL CORLEY of Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. ELMER SHIRLEY and SHARON KAY of Eldorado, Okla., Mr. and Mrs. CLAUDE JONES of Borger, Texas; RICHARD JONES of the U. S. Marines air force stationed at Cherry Point, N. C.; WOODROW JONES of Borger, Mr. and Mrs. LESLIE JONES and children MARGARET BETH and JIMMY of Clarita; Mr. and Mrs. LEWIS THOMPSON and children BETTY, LUCRETIA and FRED of Bromide.

Family Reunion at Devil’s Den
Bromide: The BUFORD MCDONALD family of Reagan held their first family reunion since 1932 on July 4. Six of the seven McDonald children were present. ONA VIRGINIA passed away in May of this year. Those present: Mr. and Mrs. THOMAS MCDONALD and sons TOMMY and JERRY of Albuquerque, N. M.; MARY VEACH and children H. T., MARENE, VIVA ANN, ONA and JOE of Ada; HERMAN MCDONALD of Fort Worth; Mr. and Mrs. MELVIN SAMPSON and children MELVIN, JAMES, SISSIE, and JESSIE of Ramona, Okla., Mr. and Mrs. BILL SPARTIN of Redwood, California; GUY SPARTIN of Madill, BETTY and WILBERT MOODY of Reagan and SAM WILLIAM. The celebration took place at Devil’s Den.

Thursday, July 19, 1951

Mrs. Waller
A mentally ill Ravia woman poured gasoline on her clothes, touched a match to her dress and ran screaming from her home to died a few hours later from self-inflicted burns. That was the story pieced together by county officers in the death of Mrs. REBECCA ME WALLER. Usually closely attended, Mrs. Waller was in her home alone when she was seen by EMIT AKINS to run from her house with her clothes afire. Akins and her husband, who was in the immediate vicinity, attempted to aid the woman but were unable to do so before she suffered severe burns. Mrs. Waller, age 60, was rushed to an Ardmore hospital and before dying Monday night, told attendants how she set fire to her own clothes. She had been ill for some time and only released recently from the Norman hospital. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Church of God at Ravia and burial was in the Condon Grove cemetery. Besides her husband, W. R. WALLER, of the home, she is survived by eight sons, JESSE, ERNEST, and WALTER all of Amarillo, Texas; ALFRED and JOE of Tishomingo; ALTON and BILLY of Wichita, Kansas; BOB of Durham, California; one daughter Mrs. EDNA HARRIS of Amarillo; three brothers, JOE LYONS of Ravia, JOHN LYONS of Chickasha, and TOM LYONS of McAlester, 20 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The family had lived in Ravia since 1919. Mrs. Waller was a member of the Church of God there.

Intent to Kill
Assault with intent to kill plus being a habitual criminal was filed against LEROY ‘LEFTY’ STEVENS of Wapanucka. The charge grew out of a tavern quarrel at Wapanucka Saturday and that Steven hit C. B. WELCH, also of Wapanucka, on the head with a beer bottle…

Pioneer Hotel Operator Dies
Funeral services were held Sunday for Mrs. SYLISITA ANN KEITH, age 85, who died last Thursday night of a heart attack here at the home of a daughter. Mrs. Keith was born Nov. 26 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee. She had been a resident of Tishomingo for 53 years. She and her husband, the late W. J. KEITH who died in 1920, operated a hotel here for many years, Mrs. Keith retired from operating the hotel only 10 years ago. Funeral services were held at the Chapman funeral home chapel with Rev. JACK H. OWENS officiating. Burial was in the Tishomingo cemetery. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. JIM PARKS of Tishomingo and Mrs. BONNIE MERRITT of Los Angeles, California; a son LAVADA KEITH of Odessa, Texas; and two brothers, BYRD HATHAWAY of Sapulpa and ROLAND HATHAWAY of San Jose, California. Pallbearers: EARL STOVALL, BILL ROAN, CLAUD LAMB, PETE ASKEW, FLOYD LYONS and CHESTER TATE.

Bromide Traveler, Writer Returns
Bromide: Miss SIBYL JONES, world renowned traveler and columnist, is at home with her parents Mr. and Mrs. W.T. JONES of Bromide. Miss Jones began her long-awaited-for journey homeward, from Buenos Aires, Argentina, South American, May 31. … (description of the places traveled). Miss Jones was born and reared in Bromide, graduated here, attended college at Murray and O.C.W. at Chickasha…

Another Snake Bite
IVY JOHNSON of Bee was bitten on the right hand by a copperhead snake Tuesday while bringing in hay on the BEN STALLINGS farm. He was treated at the Scott clinic.

Thursday, July 26, 1951

Mrs. Cogburn
Services were conducted Monday for Mrs. BETTY LEE COGBURN, age 71, who died Saturday at a hospital in Chickasha. Mrs. Cogburn, the former Mrs. J. M. WHITESIDES, was born March 14, 1880 in Lamar County, Texas, came to Oklahoma in 1918 and made her home in Milburn since 1922. Survivors are her husband, a son LEWIS WILSON of Tishomingo; a daughter Mrs. PEARL GILLIAM of Ardmore; five stepchildren, and two half-brothers, F. G. DRAKE of Colorado City, Texas, and WALTER TUCKER of Cuthand, Texas. Services were conducted by Rev. ROBINSON in the Methodist Church at Milburn Monday with burial in the Condon Grove cemetery.

Mrs. Foster
Funeral services were held Saturday in the Chapman funeral home chapel for Mrs. DELILA JANE FOSTER, who died Friday at her home north of Tishomingo after an illness of four years. Mrs. Foster was born in Texas, Nov. 30, 1881 and moved to the Cedar Ridge community in 1920. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She is survived by her husband, C. V. FOSTER; three sons, J. I. UPTON, J. W. UPTON and CLARENCE FOSTER of Tishomingo; three daughters Mrs. ORABELL SHELTON of Tishomingo, Mrs. JOZETTE BAZE of Lexington; Mrs. LEONA SLOVER of Anadarko; four brothers, W. M. GRAHAM of El Reno, C. L. GRAHAM of Warner, TOM GRAHAM of Asher and MARION GRAHAM of Coffeyville, Kansas; and a sister Mrs. SARAH BERRYMAN of Coffeyville, Kansas. Services were conducted by Rev. L. E. VANDIVER with burial in the Condon Grove cemetery.

The young ladies quartet of the Church of the Nazarene in Holdenville will be guests Sunday at the Church of the Nazarene here. Quartet members: Misses JOYCE GORDON, RUBY START, BETTY BENNETT and GLADYS CLARK.

An appeal for furniture and clothing was made by the local Red Cross for Mr. and Mrs. DAVE BRAWLEY and son, whose tent home burned near Greasy Ben Thursday.

50th Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. H. T. DARBISON of Durant, formerly of Fillmore, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary recently with a family reunion on Lake Texoma. All seven of their children were present. Present were Mr. and Mrs. ROY DARBISON of San Francisco, California; Mr. and Mrs. L. H. PATTERSON and children of Borger, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. ROY JACKSON and children of Marshall, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. C. W. CALLEN and children of Milburn, Mr. and Mrs. G. T. DARBISON and children of Fort Worth, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. C. E. DARBISON and children of Borger, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. BILL MORTON and daughter of Durant, Mr. and Mrs. BOBBY BANKS of Marshall, Texas, and JAMES CRATT CALLEN of San Francisco, Texas.,

The Coleman Home Demonstration Club met at the home of Mrs. JONES. Refreshments were served to Mrs. LAURA BURGESS, Mrs. ONA BURGES, Mrs. ELLIOTT, Mrs. CROW, Mrs. AUDREY ROUNSAVILLE, Miss JUANITA CROW and one visitor Mrs. GARY.

Friends and relatives met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. JOHN COBBLE to honor their son Pfc JOHN E. COBBLE who will be going overseas soon.

JOHN WHITELEY is visited the MELTON MCCURRY family at Lubbock, Texas.
MARGARET BOYER left on vacation to Colorado and the annual rodeo in Cheyenne, Wyoming, with ODA DENN and LILLIAN COLL of Daugherty.
Mrs. WALTER CALHOUN and daughter are in Oklahoma City to visit Mr. and Mrs. SAM FLOOD and son. DONNA JEAN returned from a visit with her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. H. P. DRESSE in Moore.

Mr. and Mrs. JESS JENNINGS and children, Mr. and Mrs. L. B. PHILLIPS and children, Mr. and Mrs. JOHNNIE OZMENT, BOBBY OZMENT, all of Oklahoma City, Mr. and Mrs. CLAUD WATKINS of Marlow, were guests of the JOHN OZMENT home.
Private and Mrs. HAROLD TIPPS left for Indiantown Gap, Pa., where he is stationed.
Mr. and Mrs. HENRY EVANS and children, Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES TIPPS and daughter of Tishomingo, Mr. and Mrs. JAY EVANS and DOVIE LEE and daughter BETTY of Kiowa enjoyed a picnic at Sulphur Park.
NETTIE UPCHURCH of Stringtown visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. JOHN WRIGHT.
Weekend visitors of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. HALLMARK were Mr. and Mrs. JOHN HENRY DARRELL and MENDEL HALLMARK of Irving, Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. EDWARD JONES, EDAN JONES, and daughter SHIRLEY LOIS of Dallas, Texas, and Mr. and Mrs. SIDNEY REEVES of Oklahoma City visited the HARRY EVANS home.
BOB AKINS returned from Wichita Fall, Texas, where he was employed.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. PEDEN and baby of Oklahoma City visited his parents Mr. and Mrs. HOMER PEDEN.
EDNA STONE of Albuquerque, N. M., visited her mother Mrs. FAGAN.
ADALEE CRAIG of Chicago visited her mother and sister, CARRIE and ALARIE PEITSON.
LARA MAE OZMENT visited her sister SARA LOU JENNINGS at Oklahoma City.
Mr. and Mrs. NICK LOVEDAY of Oklahoma City visited LILLIE LYONS and Mrs. LOVELADY.

The filling station and grocery store, formerly owned by Mr. and Mrs. BART HUDGENS, was purchased by Mr. and Mrs. PAUL BROGDON, who live in what was formerly called the Concrete community.

W. R. KEITHLEY, who has operated a hog market at the Tishomingo Sales Barn, is closing buying operations here but will still buy hogs at Durant.

Thursday, August 2, 1951

Services at Wapanucka
EURA B. HUNT, age 54, member of the state game and fish commission, died at his home in Wapanucka Monday. Mr. Hunt was born in Arkansas in 1897 and was the son of W. H. and VIRGINIA HUNT. He married Miss MARY REAMS April 11, 1929 and lived in Johnston County about 35 years. He was educated in Wapanucka schools. He had been in failing health since two years ago when he retired from a mercantile and grocery business which he operated 20 years at Wapanucka. He was appointed to the commission from the fourth district by the former governor Roy J. Turner on July, 1947. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. TOM FERRIS of Tishomingo and Miss PATRICIA HUNT of the home; one brother, WENDELL HUNT of Coalgate, and four sisters, Mrs. AGNES HODDAD of Sand Springs, Mrs. EUNICE WITT, Mrs. GRACE SAYLORS, and Mrs. WILENNE BALLARD, all of Marysville, California. A son, REAMS HUNT, was killed in a car accident in 1938. Services were held Wednesday at the high school auditorium with Rev. L. L. BAKER of Wapanucka and Rev. WESLEY DOAKS of Idabel officiating. Pallbearers: BOB HAMON, TED HENDERSON, JACK GILLIAM, PLES FERRIS, DOLPH TREASE and OTIS MCNEIL.

Thursday, August 9, 1951

Lloyd H. South
Funeral services were held for LLOYD HARVEY SOUTH, Sunday afternoon at the First Baptist Church at Mill Creek with Rev. HAROLD HURST, pastor, officiating. Mr. South was born in Mill Creek Jan. 29, 1905, and was the son of the late P. W. and NANNIE SOUTH. He had been ill three years and was confined to a hospital in Talihina for 34 months where he died Friday night. He is survived by four brothers, WALTER SOUTH of Norman, ERNEST, ROY and GRADY SOUTH of Mill Creek. Pallbearers: C. H. PENNER, JOE AUSTIN, LEONARD REYNOLDS, C. R. WRIGHT, EWEN GALE and J. T. CLEMENT. Interment in the Mill Creek cemetery arranged by Dunn funeral home of Sulphur.

Hickory Grove by Mrs. BILL DUKE
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. HART received word that their son GLEN was in a critical condition in a jeep wreck. Glen is the 45th stationed in Japan.
MONROE JONES was treated for an injury on the hand made by a cow’s horn.
The L. A. COMBES started construction of their Grade A barn.
Visiting the ROBERT MORROW home were the HOMER MARSHALL family, the J. C. MARSHALL family, and Mrs. VIRGINIA BRAKEN, all of Oklahoma City.
Several former Johnston Countians held a reunion in San Diego, California at the home of the former OPAL LEDGERWOOD and her husband. Present were Mrs. MYRTLE HARE, LOEL WOOD, Mr. and Mrs. DAVID HARE, Mrs. VELTA W. WEBBER and Mrs. JAMES ‘BUCK’ LEDGERWOOD and son, all of California, Mrs. VERDA JONES and SHIRLEY and LENORA WRIGHT, who are spending the summer there.
Mr. and Mrs. WINSTON COMBES of Holdenville visited his parents Mr. and Mrs. L. A. COMBES.
The BILL DUKE family visited the MANCHEL DUKE home at Healdton and Mrs. BEATRICE DUKE at Ravia.
Mr. and Mrs. HOWARD HORTON and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. PAUL MONTGOMERY and daughters were dinner guests of the J. M. JOHNSON family. Mr. and Mrs. LEROY JORNER of Brownsfield visited the Johnsons.
Mr. and Mrs. KENNETH SAVAGE and baby and Mrs. VI BREWER visited the THURMOND WALKER home.
The CLAUDE JOHNSON family were at Sulphur.
Grandmother Hart is ill. Visiting her Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. RICHARD HART and children, Mr. and Mrs. SAM MCCARTHICK and family, Mr. and Mrs. ED MAXWELL, RUTH WHITE, MARIE WHITE, GENEVA MARTIN and THERELINE GOODMAN.
The THURMAN WALKER family visited Mrs. MYRTLE GAMBLE at Tishomingo.

J. R. RILEY is visiting in Booneville, Arkansas with his mother, Mrs. MARY RILEY who is ill. Mr. Riley and TOM KNIGHT attended the American Legion barbecue in Ardmore Friday night.

Thursday, August 16, 1951

Dr. CECIL WILLARD LEMON, Oklahoma City physician, pleaded guilty in county court to drunk driving after his arrest by sheriff ERNEST STEWART.

The AMBRY WILLIAMS family, 3 ½ miles east of Tishomingo, lost their home and possession by fire. MARGARET WILLIAMS told how she was trying to light an oil stove that exploded and set fire to the house.

Word was received here that the BOOTH children, JERRY and MYRLINE, polio patients now in the Cripple Children’s Hospital at Oklahoma City, are improving. Jerry and Myrline are the grandchildren of Mr. and Mrs. ATKINS of Bromide.
Golden Wedding Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. RICHARD PRESTON ‘BUD’ ELLIS of Sulphur celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary August 12 at the Platt National Park. Mr. and Mrs. Ellis are proud to boast of their twelve children, 49 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Only four (five?) of the children were unable to attend, they were FLOYD and PRESTON ELLIS of Big Canyon, NATHAN ELLIS of Memphis, Texas, JAMES ELLIS of Center, Texas, and Mrs. MAE MURDOCK of Memphis, Texas. Attending were Mr. and Mrs. LIGE WISDOM and family of Bromide, Mr. and Mrs. JASPER ELLIS of Sulphur, HERBERT ELLIS and family of Hickory, Mr. and Mrs. LARK MILLER and family of Silverton, Texas, HOLLIS TIMMONS and family of Connerville, ROBERT BORGER and family of Portland, Indiana, ELTON ELLIS and family of Holdenville and MARY LEROCK of Silverton, Texas.

Mill Creek
Mrs. MOLLIE B. SIMMONS, Sulphur, long time resident of Mill Creek, was buried in the Mill Creek cemetery Thursday. Ms. Simmons was the wife of Dr. Simmons, a former physician of Mill Creek who died years ago.
GRADY SOUTH was in town, showing off a large copperhead that his collie dog had killed at the door of the South home.
Visiting the J. C. PARISH home were Mr. and Mrs. GRANT BENSON and daughter of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Mr. and Mrs. JACK PARISH and son of Tishomingo, and Mrs. JOHN CHAPMAN and JIMMY of Sulphur.
BETTY RUTH GOODSON is visiting the BOBBY GENE GOODMAN family in San Antonio, Texas.
PAUL WIGGINGTON of California visited here.
HILLIARD and INEZ RHODES of Richmond, California, visited the LEE BURCH home.
Visiting the BARNEY DUDLEY home were Mrs. OSCAR ALLEN, the SHORTY STEPHENSON family and Mrs. MINNIE DUDLEY of Lubbock, Texas, the EVERETT DUDLEY family and Mrs. OTIS NIBLETT of Oklahoma City, Mrs. MELVIN MCCLENDON and children of Sherman, Texas.

Thursday, August 23, 1951

Former Resident Stricken by Heat
Funeral services will be held Friday in Ottumwa, Iowa, for ZEPHA PENCE, age 63, formerly of Tishomingo, who died last Friday afternoon at his home in Devol from heat prostration. Mr. Pence was employed with the Service Pipeline Co. in Devol and only lacked two years before being able to retire. His wife preceded him in death in 1949. Mr. Pence was a member of the Full Gospel Church. He is survived by three daughters, MAXINE of the home; DOROTHY of California, and Mrs. BETTY MALL of Wichita, Kansas; one son MYRON F. PENCE in the U. S. Navy and two grandchildren.

Mrs. Boaen
Graveside rites will be held here Friday afternoon for Mrs. S. J. BOAEN, who died last Saturday while visiting at Colton, California. Mrs. Boaen and her late husband came to Tishomingo before statehood and lived here 40 years before moving to Mead. She was born Sept. 24, 1882. Funeral services are to be held at the First Baptist church in Mead Friday afternoon with Rev. WOOTEN of Durant officiating, assisted by Rev. W. N. DENTON. She is survived by six sons, WALTER of Mead, CLIFFORD of Bloomington, California; JAMES of Eastland, Texas, JOE, LOONEY and COVEY all of Colton, California; a daughter Mrs. PEARL ALMOND of Bloomington, California; 19 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Ravia School will open the new term August 27. Faculty: C. M. MAXEY as supt.; GENE ROSS, former superintendent of the Pontotoc school, will be principal; Mrs. LENA MCDONALD in primary; Mrs. GENEVA CANADA in elementary and music; Mrs. OLLIE CUMMINGS in elementary; D. HARVY in shop and agriculture; KENNETH PENNINGTON in math, science and high school coach; Mrs. FILAN in English, and Mrs. ETHEL MAXEY in home economics. Bus drivers: BILL DEAVERS, DANNY DEWBERRY; lunch room managed by Mrs. ETHEL MAXEY and Mrs. VERA POGUE.

Family Reunion in Troy
A family reunion was held Sunday at the BIDE REED home. Attending: E. D. REED of Sulphur; Mr. and Mrs. MITT WHITE and BOBBY and Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE LOWERY of Tishomingo; Mr. and Mrs. WES MCCLENDON of Henryetta; Mrs. ARLIE TULEY and son JAMES and daughter Mrs. PEGGY BIGBY and son of Hennepin, Mr. and Mrs. JAMES BURBA of Cleveland, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. MCCLENDON of Oklahoma City, Mr. and Mrs. TOM WALKER of Wilson, HENRY REED and daughter, Mrs. JOE GEORGE and children of Ringling, Mr. and Mrs. PERRY REED and children, Mr. and Mrs. EASTER REED and daughter, and Mrs. ABLE MCCLENDON, all of Troy.

Johnson Countians in Service
Pfc. GENE A. ANOATUBBY, son of Mrs. JOSEPH ANOATUBBY of Tishomingo, reported to Kessler Air Force Base, Mississippi, to begin training in electronics.
Staff Sgt. JOHN E. HORTON of Wapanucka was assigned to the 125th Air Transport Squadron, 1600th Air Transport wing, Military Air Transport Services, Westover, Mass. He has been in the military six years. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. M. A. HORTON of Wapanucka.
JIM HENRY GIBSON enlisted in the U. S. Navy on Aug. 16. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. CHARLIE LEE GIBSON. His brother CHARLIE LEE GIBSON Jr. enlisted in the navy in December.
Cpl. CARL N. MEANS with the army at Fort Riley, Kansas, was promoted to sergeant. He is the son of Mrs. MAGGIE MEANS of Bromide. Before entering service, he was employed as a candy maker for the Walter Williams Candy Co. at Oklahoma City.

Man Visits Father After Absence from Home of 26 Years
A 26 year separation of father and son came to an end last week at Pontotoc when JEWELL CHAMBERS arrived from Ontario, Oregon, to visit his father, TOBE CHAMBERS. Jewell left home at age of 16 and this is first return visit. He is anxious to see old schoolmates at the old Bell school southeast of Pontotoc when Miss EELA HOLMES was teacher. Jewell, his wife and three children will be at the home of his father for days before returning to Oregon.

Mr. and Mrs. BILL BURRIS, who moved to Clovis, New Mexico this week, were honored with a farewell party at the country club Friday. Attending: Mr. and Mrs. A. T. EVANS, Mr. and Mrs. W. G. DRAPER and ELLA, Mr. and Mrs. SAM EVANS and family, and Mrs. BEN BURRIS.

The Coleman Home Demonstration Club met at the home of Mrs. AUDREY ROUNSAVILLE. Present: Mrs. LAURA BURGESS, JUANITA CROW, AUDREY ROUNSAVILLE, Mrs. Crow, and MARY NEWELL.

Visiting in the BILL JACKSON home were: the BEN FLOWERS family of Temple, the WILLIE MORRIS family of New Mexico, and their daughters, LENA MAE and BILLY FAE of Ardmore.
Mr. and Mrs. ODELL JUSIS and baby and JAMES WRIGHT visited FOSTER WRIGHT.
Mrs. ALICE HARATH and son BOBBY of Enid visited her sisters Mrs. BESSIE ROBINSON and Mrs. IDA GRAY.
BILL SPURLOCK and E. W. GARRISON were in Tishomingo.
The SILES SWAN family visited the M. B. COLLINS home.

Thursday, August 30, 1951

Mill Creek
Funeral services were held in the Mill Creek Pentecostal Holiness Church Tuesday for DAN CLEMENT, long time resident of Mill Creek. Elder H. Z. BULMAN of the Primitive Baptist Church conducted the services. Survivors include his wife, daughter Mrs. VIRGIE RAY, sons EUGENE and FINIS, all of Mill Creek. Pallbearers: A. L. FALKNER/FAULKNER, CLAUDE GADDIS, R. P. QUINTON, RICHARD PITTMAN, ARTIE QUINTON, and ADOLPH JOHNSON. Burial was in the old Flood Creek cemetery at Fletcher.

L. L. Musgrave
LEVI LAWRENCE MUSGRAVE, age 67, died August 20 at his home in Wapanucka where he had lived since he was 20 years old. He is survived by his wife, a brother ALBERT MUSGRAVE of Wapanucka, a sister Mrs. S. T. PULLIAM of Ennis, Texas; an aunt Mrs. R. C. BULLARD of Dallas; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Christian Church at Wapanucka with Rev. CHARLES MCMILLAN of Atoka officiating. Burial was in the Wapanucka Rose Hill cemetery.


Mr. and Mrs. E. R. SMITH Jr. are leaving Okinawa after serving more than two years with the Dept. of Army civilian employees with the U. S. Civil Administration. Smith, son of Mrs. E. R. SMITH of Tishomingo, is an accountant. Mrs. Smith, WANDA, is from Nevada, Missouri and is with the Civil Information and Education Dept. The Smiths were married on Okinawa in October 1950.

Channell Family Reunion
Sunday, August 19, marked the annual Channell family reunion, a tradition for the past 20 years. It took place this year at the Reagan Park under the huge shade trees there. The first to be recognized was Mrs. SARA JANE CHANNELL, stepmother of the Channell family.

A family reunion and farewell dinner was given at the home of J. S. GREEN in honor of his son W. B. GREEN and family who have moved to California.

Crash Victim
JOE LEE COLLIER, age 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. JIM COLLIER of Borger, Texas, formerly of Wapanucka, was killed instantly Saturday night in a three car collision in Bowie, Texas. Funeral services will be today, Thursday, in the Wapanucka Baptist Church with Rev. WESLEY DOAK, Methodist minister from Idabel, officiating. Burial in the Wapanucka Rose Hill cemetery arranged by Chapman funeral home.

Thursday, September 6, 1951

Blaze in Home Fatal for Connerville Man
Services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Connerville school house for GEORGE WASHINGTON WINKLER, age 89, who was burned to death early Saturday morning when the home was completely demolished. Mrs. Winkler was awakened about 4 a.m. by heat and smoke, got out of bed and attempted to enter the kitchen where the fire seemed to be, but was driven back by smoke. Her screams awakened her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. DICK COLE, in their adjoining house and they led Mrs. Winkler out the door. Cole was able to make it to the bedroom, now full of flames, but was unable in the darkness to find Mr. Winkler. He was found slumped against a wall and had attempted to get out of the house but was overcome by smoke. Mrs. Winkler suffered burns on her face and Mrs. Cole had burns on her face and arms.

Mrs. Niblette
Graveside rites were held here Tuesday afternoon in the Tishomingo cemetery for Mrs. ANNIE BELL ROWE NIBLETTE, age 64, who died Sunday at Oklahoma City. Mrs. Niblette was born Feb. 26, 1887 in Mississippi. She moved to Texas at an early age and was united in marriage with COLUMBUS BROWN at Rockwell, Texas, in 1901. She later married N. C. NIBLETTE and moved to Oklahoma from Red River, Texas. In 1928 she moved to Tishomingo four years ago. She became a Christian in early life, uniting with the Methodist Church. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. FANNIE WARD of Tishomingo; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and other relatives. Rev. L. E. VANDIVER, pastor of the Tishomingo Methodist church, conducted the services.

Child’s Rites at Milburn
Services were conducted Friday afternoon for BUDDY GENE HOLT, 18 month old son of Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE HOLT of Milburn, who died Thursday of unknown causes. He is survived by his parents, four brothers, EDWIN, JIMMY, CHARLES and JAMES, and three sisters, HELEN, MARIE and SUE all of the home. Rev. ROBINSON of Milburn conducted the services at the Condon Grove cemetery Friday.

R. Clement
Funeral services were held recently for R. J. ‘PA’ CLEMENT, who died Aug. 13 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. L. D. PARKHILL in Mannsville. Mr. Clement came to Indian Territory in January 1904 from East Tennessee with his wife, MARY, who preceded him in death in 1946. He made his home in and around Mannsville since then except for four years spent at Blanchard. He is survived by three sons, LEWIS CLEMENT of Byers, Texas, A. R. CLEMENT of Blanchard and JOHN E. CLEMENT of Mannsville; six daughters, INA PETERMAN of Andrews, Texas, BESSIE BRANDON of Alex, CORA MARSH, IDA ANDERSON, and ELIZABETH PARKHILL all of Mannsville, and LILLIE JAMES of Redwood City, California; OPAL HOLLAND who is a niece who Mr Clement raised; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Baptist church at Mannsville with Rev. ROSS HUHGES of Ardmore and Rev. I. O. SCHWANTD of Mannsville, conducting. Burial was in the Earl cemetery.

JOHN L. RUSSELL was delivered to the Oklahoma City police Saturday night, due to start serving five years for robbery. He was jailed here in July on the complaint of his sister, ETTA TAYLOR, that he had embezzled $3585 while operating a café in which both were partners. Mrs. Taylor later withdrew her charges, but as a result of a preliminary hearing in the case, Russell was charged with perjury.

Thursday, September 13, 1951

Services were held Sept. 1 in Wapanucka for Miss MOLLIE WOOD, who died Sept. 1 at the home of a brother, JEFF WOOD, after a short illness. Miss Wood was born in Tennessee and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. MART WOOD. She was known as ‘Aunt Mollie’ to all of her friends. She united with the Baptist church early in life and was a member of the church over 50 years. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. NANCY LAYLAND, brother JEFF WOOD, and several nieces and nephews, all of Wapanucka. Services were held in the First Baptist Church with Rev. BOB RIDDLEHOOVER, pastor of the Achille church, officiating. Burial was in the Wapanucka Rose Hill cemetery.

JETTY KILMER will assume management of the Thompson Theater here, replacing GORDON HAMILTON who has been manager for the past three years. Kilmer comes here from Wilson where he managed the company theater there. He is married and has three children. Hamilton and family plant to move to California.

S. J. WHALEY, manager of the G. F. Wacker Store for the past 18 years, resigned because of poor health.

FRANKIE DALE is the name given by Mr. and Mrs. FRANK GLOVER for their son born Tuesday at the Scott Clinic.
Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE JOHNSON of Tishomingo announce the birth of their first child, a son, THOMAS MICHAEL, born Tuesday morning at Valley View hospital in Ada, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. COY NORRIS and Mr. and Mrs. HERBERT JOHNSON of Tishomingo.

Thursday, September 20, 1951

Niblett Service
Funeral services will be held this afternoon, Thursday, at the Chapman funeral home chapel for L. D. NIBLETT, age 34, who died Monday at the Veterans hospital in McKinney, Texas, after an illness of six months. Mr. Niblett was born March 31, 1917 at Troy and spent three years in the Army during World War II and later employed at Will Rogers Air Force Base at Oklahoma City. He married Miss LEE EDNA PARKE of Tishomingo in 1945. He is survived by his wife and four children, LEYON, MARTHA BELL, HENRY LEE and TOMMY GEORGE; his parents Mr. and Mrs. JASPER NIBLETT of Tishomingo, sisters IMOGENE NIBLETT of Tishomingo and EDNA HAMMONS of Oklahoma City; eight brothers, LLOYD, COLE, and J. R. of Tishomingo, CHESTER, TOMMY, OTIS and MACK of Oklahoma City, TALMADGE with the U. S. Coast Guard at Detroit, Michigan. Services will be conducted by JACK H. OWENS, pastor of the First Baptist Church and burial will be in the Tishomingo cemetery.

H. P. Gurley
HENRY PRESTON GURLEY died Sept. 10 at his home in Mannsville. He had been ill since March of this year. Mr. Gurley had lived around Mannsville and Madill since 1931. Services were held Sept. 11 in the Assembly of God Church in Mannsville with burial in the Mannsville cemetery. His grandsons were pallbearers. Survivors include four children, MAGGIE ABLES of Mannsville, MEADIE STORY of California, GEORGIA SHAW of Blanchard and STELLA GOSNELL of Lindsay, 23 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.

Services were held Sunday for SAM W. ROACH, age 66, who died early Sunday morning at his home here after a lengthy illness. Mr. Roach was born July 7, 1885, in Kansas but had lived in Johnston County for the past 50 years and had been a farmer until retiring a few years ago. He is survived by his wife; a son, J. T. ROACH, of Edmond, two brothers WILL ROACH of Pontotoc and BERT ROACH of Tishomingo, and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held in the Chapman funeral home chapel with Mrs. LETHA CALHOUN officiating. Burial was in the Condon Grove cemetery at Milburn.

Former Ravis Boy Killed
CHARLES JACKSON, age 14, adopted grandson of Mr. and Mrs. G. N. JACKSON of Prairie View, was shot and killed accidentally by a playmate, MAURICE SHELTON, age 14, in Bakersfield, California. He formerly lived in Ravia. The accident occurred in the home of Mr. and Mrs. ELMO H. REYNOLDS where the two boys were playing with nine year old DENNIS REYNOLDS. … J. H. JACKSON, the boy’s adopted father, was an oil field worker. Burial was in the Bardsdale cemetery, Fillmore, the former home.

Thursday, September 27, 1951

Funeral services for Mrs. DUCENA TROTTER LONG, age 36, were held Tuesday in the Nazarene Church. Mrs. Long died Sept. 20 in a hospital in Hawthorne, California, from cancer of the throat. She was born in Johnston County Dec. 6, 1915, daughter of Mrs. GEORGE LONG of Rodando Beach, California. She is survived by her husband, Robert Long of Manhattan Beach, California; three sons, BOBBIE DALE, RAYMOND MURRAY and GARLAND EUGENE; one daughter SHIRLEY ANN, all of the home; her mother; five brothers, GEORGE TROTTER of Anadarko, BERRY ROTTER of Sallisaw, DEAN TROTTER of San Francisco, GUY TROTTER of San Diego, and JOHN TROTTER of Redondo City, California; and three sisters, Mrs. CATHERINE ELLISON of San Diego, California, Mrs. WANDA MARTIN of El Centro, California, and Mrs. ELITA DAVIS of Bellview, Texas. Rev. JACK WORTHY, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene, conducted the service and Chapman funeral home was in charge.

Thursday, October 4, 1951

Ravia Man Killed in Fall
Funeral services will be held Friday at Kiowa for WILLIAM ARTHUR EVANS, who fell to his death at Big Springs, Texas, Monday. Evans, an employee of the Phillips Petroleum Co., was atop an oil derrick when his safety belt broke and he plummeted to the ground. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. HENRY EVANS of Ravia. He was born Nov. 24, 1924 at Tioga, Texas, and came to Ravia with his parents at an early age. He was a graduate of Ravia high school and enlisted in the U. S. Navy in 1943, serving in the Pacific until 1945. In 1946 he married Miss BILLY SUE WILSON of Ravia and the couple had two children, WILLIAM RONALD age 4 and SANDRA LOU age 1. Survivors include his wife, two children, parents, seven brothers, four sisters, a grandfather and several aunts and uncles.

Old Settler to Meet at Ravia
Ravia will hold its annual old settlers day on the school grounds at Ravia this coming Sunday, announced by DON HATHORN, president of the association.

Ravia Resident Dies
Funeral services were held Tuesday for WILLIAM JACOB MCCARLEY, age 69, who died Sunday morning in the University Hospital at Oklahoma City after an illness of two years. Mr. McCarley was born in Texas, Sept. 9, 1882 and was a resident of Ravia over 20 years. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. LULA ROLLER, with whom he made his home, and Mrs. CORA RIDLEY, both of Ravia. Services were conducted by Rev. L. R. WINNEGAR in the Ravia Church of God. Burial was in the Teller cemetery.

Funeral services were held in the Chapman funeral home chapel here Friday for JOHN T. WHITE, who died at his home at Frederick, Sept. 22. Mr. White was born near Madill on June 4, 1884 and lived most of his life in Johnston County, moving to Frederick 12 years ago. Services were conducted by Rev. CHARLES BROCK of Troy and burial was in the Troy cemetery. Survivors include two sons, LESTER LEE and RICHARD, both of Frederick; four daughters, Mrs. GLADYS BORGER and Mrs. ALMA PACE both of Frederick, Mrs. BONNIE JACKSON of Ravia and Mrs. MARIE GARNER of Hooker; a brother WILL WHITE and a half-brother, MITT WHITE, both of Tishomingo.

Mrs. Horton
Services were held Sunday afternoon in Wapanucka for Mrs. MAGGIE EVELINE HORTON, age 77, who died at her home there last Thursday night after suffering two heart attacks. Mrs. Horton, a long time resident of Coleman, was born March 10, 1874 in Bonham, Texas. Her husband preceded her in death two years ago. She is survived by two sons, MELVIN A. HORTON of Wapanucka and CLINE HORTON of Lake Charles, Louisiana; and six grandchildren, FRANCES MARIE SPEARS of Price, Utah; JOHN HORTON of Boston, Mass.; BENTA TERRAL of Austin, Texas; JIMMY HORTON of Mobeetie, Texas; GERAINE HORTON of Lake Charles, La., and DWIGHT HORTON of Borger, Texas. Services were held at the Wapanucka Baptist Church with Rev. CHARLES MONTGOMERY of Madill conducting. Burial was in the Wapanucka Rose Hill cemetery. Pallbearers: MARTIN SMITH, C. C. SPRUILL, BILL CLEMENTS, S. DUNNING, BILL COX and RAY FRENCH.

Thursday, October 11, 1951

Action Taken to Restore Peanut Market here
With the bulk of the county’s peanut harvest due to be ready for market this week, a grader walked off the job and collapsed the local market. Chamber of Commerce officials are confident a grader will be on the job here by Friday or Saturday. Peanut graders are furnished by a joint federal-state program to determine the quality of a farmer’s crop and to determine the price the farmer will be paid under the federal support price. … The farmers here complained that the grader sent here was grading their peanuts at too low a quality…

Former Editor’s Child Stricken
JUDY HILL, 2 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE B. HILL of Coalgate, died Wednesday afternoon in an Oklahoma City hospital following a brain operation. Hill is a former editor of the Capital-Democrat and now editor-owner of the Coalgate Record-Register. Mrs. Hill is a former instructor in commerce at Murray College. The couple have one other child, CARL, age 8. The young child fell from her bed Tuesday night. Wednesday morning, when the parents went to awaken the baby, she was unconscious and suffering a convulsion. A Coalgate doctor, fearing a brain concussion or tumor, rushed the child to a city specialist who performed the operation at noon. Funeral services will be held at the Coalgate First Baptist Church.

William A. Evans
Funeral services were held Friday in Kiowa for WILLIAM ARTHUR EVANS, who fell to his death Oct. 1 at Big Springs, Texas. Evans, an employee of the Phillips Petroleum Co., was working on the Phillips-McDowell lease near Big Spring and went to the top of the derrick on the elevator, apparently stepped off the elevator but missed the monkey board and plummeted to the derrick floor 90 feet below. Evans was born in Gunner, Texas, Nov. 10, 1924, and moved with his parents to Ravia when he was two. He entered the U. S. Navy in 1943 and was discharged in 1945. After graduating from Ravia high school, he married Miss BILLIE SUE WILSON of Ravia. They had two children, WILLIAM RONALD age 4 and SANDRA LOU age 1. Other survivors include his parents Mr. and Mrs. HENRY EVANS of Ravia; seven brothers, JAY, Kiowa; LUTHER, COY LEE, EVERETT, and PAUL, all of Ravia, PETE, Sweetwater, Texas; JOHN D. of San Diego, California; four sisters Mrs. FLORENCE TIPPS of Tishomingo, Mrs. HAROLD TIPPS of Jonestown, Pa.; ISABELL and SUE EVANS both of Ravia; a grandfather MORRIS MOORE of Ravia. Pallbearers: JAMES SENTER of Henrietta, Texas, JOE RAY GASTINEAU, EDDIE BELL and CHUCK ROBINSON of Ravia, JOE CANTRELL of Tishomingo and L. B. PHILLIPS of Oklahoma City.

Mrs. Robertson
Rites were held Sunday afternoon for Mrs. LOUISA BLACK ROBERTSON, 20, who died Saturday in an Ada hospital. Mrs. Robertson was born Oct. 16, 1931 in Tishomingo, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. JESSE BLACK of Tishomingo. She was preceded in death by an infant child born last Wednesday. Survivors include her parents, her husband LEONARD ROBERTSON of Tishomingo; two sons, JAMES LEONARD and JESSE OLIVER; six brothers, WILLARD, BOLD, JESS ALLEN, ROBERT LOUIS, EDDIE and JERRY WARREN, all of Tishomingo; four sisters, Mrs. LEOTA DIXON of Fresno, California; Mrs. BETTY MCCRACKEN of Frederick, ERMA DEAN and SHARON FAYE BLACK of Tishomingo. Services were conducted at the Chapman funeral home chapel with Rev. L. K. VANDIVER officiating. Burial was in Condon Grove cemetery.

Blind County Girl Takes Baking Prize
Miss IMOGENE WALKER, a student at the Oklahoma School for the Blind, recently won a prize in the Household Science Division of the Oklahoma Free State Fair at Muskogee. Her entry was an unfrosted angel food cake which took second. Miss Walker is a junior student at the school.

Wapanucka by MURL DUNCAN
Dr. STONEWALL WILLIAM RAINES, age 77, of Calera, long time resident of Wapanucka, died at his home in Calera Oct. 1. He had retired from practice years ago in Wapanucka because of ill health. Death came as a result of a heart stroke while he was playing dominoes with some friends at Calera. He was born in Quitman, Texas, in 1874. He is survived by three children and 8 grandchildren. The funeral was held Wednesday at the Methodist Church at Calera with burial in the Colbert cemetery. Among those from Wapanucka attending the funeral were O. O. DAVIS and Mr. and Mrs. JOHN FRENCH.
The marriage of Miss MARY HAMMON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. HAMMON, and S/Sgt. CLIFTON L. ADDY, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. ADDY of McAlester, has been announced. They were married in Durant, Sept. 29. Sgt. Addy is an army career man.
Major CONNER O. MONTGOMERY, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. MONTGOMERY of Wapanucka, is stationed at Maxwell Field, Montgomery, Alabama. He called his wife WANDA and asked her to drive there since he now has a house for them. They have a daughter CONNIE SUE.

Shower Given for the Bond Baby
A shower was given last Thursday in the home of Mrs. ALBERT KERR of Madill to honor LAJAN BOND, age 10 months, whose new parents are Captain and Mrs. W. L. BOND of Connerville and Madill.

Thursday, October 17, 1951

Mrs. Joe Ervin
Funeral services were held in the Chapman funeral home chapel Tuesday for Mrs. DANA WALLACE ERWIN, who died Sunday following surgery in an Oklahoma City hospital. Mrs. Erwin was a resident of Tishomingo for many years and was a member of the First Baptist Church here. She was born Dec. 17, 1916(?). Survivors include her husband, JOE R. ERWIN; three sons, J. D., J. C. and EDDIE D, of the home, two daughters, Mrs. ROSALIE LOFTON and FAYE ERWIN and grandson DANNY RAY LOFTON, all of Tishomingo. Services were conducted by JACK H. OWENS of the First Baptist Church at Tishomingo and burial was in the city cemetery. Pallbearers: EARL R. DEATON, JACK GILLIAM, BILL SELBY, EARL STOVALL, CLAUD LAMB and EVERETT STEWART.

Infant Rites
Graveside services were held at the Condon Grove cemetery Tuesday for the stillborn child of Mr. and Mrs. LEONARD HOPEWELL of Milburn.

Mr. and Mrs. FRED BURHAN and children of Enid visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. JOE NEWMAN.
JIMMY MCCREARY returned to his job at Eunice, N. M. after visiting his parents here.
Mr. and Mrs. BILL HUMBARD from the state of Washington are here visiting her mother, Mrs. CLEMMER, after being separated from each other for 30 years. Mr. and Mrs. Humbard have been away from Milburn 40 years. They are planning a family reunion of the Clemmer family next Sunday.
BILLIE ENLOE of Oklahoma City visited his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. VESTAL.
The ED ROBERTS family of Odessa, Texas, visited his parents here.
The JOHNNY WHITFIELD family of Midwest City visited her mother Mrs. HATTIE PAGE.
MAYNARD SPEAKS of Odessa, Texas is visiting the J. D. SPEAKS home.
Visiting the ALEXANDER home last week are Mr. and Mrs. FLOYD GOLDEN and daughter and her husband of Phoenix, Arizona; the S. T. ALEXANDER family of Muskogee, T. O. CORNETT of Durant, the WILBURN ALEXANDER family with WILMA and BILL of Tishomingo.
Mrs. RUTH DENTON and MOLLY of Madill visited the LON WILMOUTH family.
Mrs. GLADYS HART of McAlester visited old friends here.
RUBY and RAYMOND ALEXANDER visited in Caddo.
Mrs. NELA GOETTINGS visited her brother and family in Texas.

Rites for Milburn Woman
Funeral services were held at the Methodist church at Milburn Wednesday for Mrs. MATTIE PIERCE, age 93, who died at her home there Monday. Mrs. Pierce was born at Webster, West Virginia, April 28, 1858, and was a resident of this county nearly 50 years. She was preceded in death in 1929 by her husband, J. P. PIERCE, pioneer railroad engineer, and a son, CRAMER who died in 1931. A year ago, Mrs. Pierce suffered a stroke and was cared for by her sister Mrs. N. M. (NETTIE) MONROE of Los Angeles, California. Services were conducted by L. E. VANDIVER of the First Methodist Church of Tishomingo, and burial in the Condon Grove cemetery arranged by Chapman funeral home.

Funeral services were held at Konawa Wednesday for Mrs. ALTA NOVAK, age 55, who died at Oklahoma City Sunday after being ill a year. Burial was at Pontotoc. Mrs. Novak, the former Mrs. BILL DAUGHERTY, was raised at Mill Creek and a resident of this county many years. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. MARY SMITH of Delhi, Oklahoma, and Mrs. THELMA RAWLS of Fort Worth, Texas. Mrs. Rawls and her husband OSCAR escaped with minor injuries when their car turned over en route to the funeral and was totally wrecked.

Card of thanks for their son. Signed the O. P. TRAMMELL family.

Thursday, October 25, 1951

Service for Crash Victim
Funeral rites were held Sunday afternoon at Mannsville for ALFORD BARNES, age 41, who died Friday after an automobile accident near Wilson. Mr. Barnes was born Nov. 10, 1910 and lived around Mannsville most of his life. He was working at an oil field near Rogers City at the time of his death. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. IDA BARNES; two brothers, DAL and FRANK BARNES all of Mannsville; two sisters Mrs. SUSIE ELLEDGE of Archer City, Texas, and Mrs. BEATRICE COLBERT of Mannsville. Pallbearers: LEONARD INGLE, DOCK SPEARS, ELI THOMPSON, HARVEY HILLIS, BARNEY SAXON and R. A. DAVIS. Services were held at the Mannsville Assembly of God Church with Rev. I. SCHWADT officiating. Burial was in the Lone Cedar cemetery.

Thursday, November 1, 1951

Mrs. Benton
Funeral services were held at the Chapman funeral home chapel Saturday for Mrs. MARIE OWEN BENTON, who died Oct. 25 at a three year illness at a Tecumseh hospital. Mrs. Benton was born Jan. 1, 1929 at Tishomingo, daughter of FRANK OWEN and Mrs. ROSA HAYES. Funeral services were conducted by J. W. REDDICK of the Tishomingo Assembly of God Church and burial was in the family plot at the Tishomingo cemetery. She is survived by her mother, her husband, SAM and a brother LELAND OWEN.

Mrs. Bogan
Funeral services were held Wednesday in Wapanucka for Mrs. MARY FRANCIS BOGAN, who died suddenly Monday night in her home from a heart attack. Mrs. Bogan was born in Arkansas in 1867. She is survived by two sons, GEORGE BOGAN of Wapanucka and J. P. BOGAN of Durant; 23 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Services were conducted by Rev. JACK ROBINSON in the First Baptist Church of Wapanucka. Burial was in Bonham, Texas.

Thursday, November 8, 1951

Services for Former City Resident
Funeral services were held in Hugo Sunday for Mrs. JULIA BUTLER, the former Miss JULIA SEAY, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. E. SEAY of Tishomingo. Mrs. Butler’s death was caused from cancer.

W. E. Terry
Funeral services were pending today for W. E. TERRY, who died at McAllen, Texas, Tuesday night. Mr. Terry came here in 1937 and made his home in Tishomingo until three years ago when eh moved to McAllen. He was an employee of the Stillwater Milling Co. for 20 years. He was 72 years old and a member of the Tishomingo Baptist Church. He is survived by four sons, LEE of Tishomingo, JOHN of Dallas, M. B. TERRY of Parsons, Kansas, and O. TERRY of McAllen; daughter Mrs. LUTHER LOCKHART of Tucson, Arizona.

Fall from Oil Rig Fatal for Swindell
Funeral services were held at Healdton Wednesday for JOE SWINDELL, Tishomingo youth, who died Monday night as a result of injuries received in an oil field accident Sunday. Swindell, age 20, fell from an oil rig near Duncan late Sunday and was taken to an Ardmore hospital where he died Monday midnight. The youth is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. T. A. SWINDELL of Tishomingo. He graduated from high school here and was a champion cowboy of the Tishomingo rodeo in 1950. He was born in Tishomingo, Nov. 22, 1930. He is survived by his parents, his wife who is an expectant mother of Healdton. Services were conducted at the First Baptist Church at Healdton with burial in the cemetery there.

Mill Creek
Mrs. NANCY GARRISON, grandmother of the Garrison clan, died Saturday, Nov. 3, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. DAN CLEMENTS. Grandmother Garrison would have been 99 years of age had she lived until next February. Funeral services were held at the Mill Creek Pentecostal Holiness Church.
J. C. LUCKER, father of Mrs. W. C. BATES, passed away at the Bates home in Mill Creek, Nov. 2. Burial and funeral services were held in Afton Monday with Dunn funeral home in charge.
Mrs. GEORGE GAINES of Sulphur, a former Mill Creek resident and well known here, is very ill at her home. She suffered a severe stroke Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. JOE NEWMAN celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Sunday. Four of their children were able to be with them. Rev. OSCAR NEWMAN was unable to attend as was a daughter in California.

Mr. and Mrs. ELMER VOTAW and family of Santa Ritz, N. M., are visiting her mother Mrs. NORA BOYD and other relatives.

Thursday, November 15, 1951

Mrs. W. Colbert
Burial rites were held Sunday at Lone Cedar cemetery for Mrs. MAUDE ELIZABETH COLBERT of the Norris Chapel community near Mannsville. Mrs. Colbert, a resident of the state and county more than 40 years, died Nov. 8 after a long illness. Mrs. Colbert came here from Texas at age of 18. She married WILLIE COLBERT in 1902 and the couple had five boys and one girl. All except on one boy survive. She was a faithful member of the Seventh Day Adventist more than 30 years. Survivors include her husband, Willie Colbert; sons, A. B. COLBERT, J. ISOM COLBERT, both of Oklahoma City, T. S. COLBERT and WILLIE B. COLBERT Jr. of Norris Chapel; daughter Mrs. DOC JACKSON of Ardmore and stepdaughter Mrs. E. W. JOPLING THOMPSON of Mannsville, three brothers and sister of Fort Worth.

Funeral services were held Saturday for Mrs. LUCY MCFARLAND SHARROCK, age 80, who died Friday from a stroke at her home in Ravia. Mrs. Sharrock was born Aug. 21, 1871 in Walden, Arkansas. She married B. M. SHARROCK in Cooke County, Texas and came to Johnston County in 1901. Mrs. Sharrock joined the Methodist church early in life. She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. FRED DUNCAN of Tishomingo, Mrs. ERNEST FIELDS of Ravia, Mrs. LEM GREENWOOD of Fort Worth, Mrs. LOLA WADDELL of Shreveport, La., and Mrs. J. L. GRAHAM of Denison, Texas; two sons LEON SHARROCK of Gladewater, Texas, and BRYON SHARROCK of Fort Worth, Texas; one sister Mrs. ALICE JOHNSON of Oklahoma City, 17 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren. Seven of her grandsons served as pallbearers; J. E. and M. C. FIELDS, JAMES and JACK DUNCAN; LEMUEL GREENWOOD, LEO and PAUL WADDELL. Services were conducted by Rev. C. B. HOLLAND and Rev. L. E. VANDIVER in the Ravia Christian Church. Burial was in the Ravia cemetery.

Seeking Boyhood Chum to Give $100
Article about Mr. and Mrs. DANIEL R. SON of Grand Rapids, Michigan, making a trip in a converted bus with living conveniences except a bath … to see his parents Mr. and Mrs. DANIEL W. SON in Milburn, a son and daughter in Oklahoma City, Mrs. Son’s sister in Tennessee,… He went to Michigan from Oklahoma 15 years ago, lived in Mt. Pleasant and the last 10 in Grand Rapids… The bus only makes 7 or 8 miles to a gallon of gasoline. Son calls his bus the ‘Rambler.’

Abandonment of Children Filed
Warrants for the arrest of two Johnston County fathers charged with abandonment of wife and minor children were issued against ELLYN SIMPSON and DUEL OXLEY.

Wapanucka by MURL DUNCAN
Mrs. ELIZABETH TAYLOR celebrated her 90th birthday Nov. 11 at her home in Wapanucka with a party. Mrs. ODUS O’NEAL read a poem dedicated to Mrs. Taylor. Mrs. Taylor is still active and her hobby is rolling bandages for leper colonies. Present were Mesdames BAKER, WILSON, MARTIN SMITH, EVANS, BEN PAYNE, V. REED, JOHN SURRELL, J. R. CARTWRIGHT, W. E. MORGAN, IONE ADDY, PEARL PATE, ARTHUR MONTGOMERY, FRANK HAMER, JOHN REEVES, PARKER, BOUDINOT REAM, MURIEL SHIPMAN, GRADY ROBERTSON, BEATRICE SYPRET, NOLA TREASE, ODUS J. O’NEAL, Mrs. CHANNELL and Mrs. MAYES of Bromide and relatives, Mrs. MARY HUNT, Mrs. MARY JANE FERRIS of Connerville, Miss HELEN REAM and Mrs. MATTIE REAM.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. MONTGOMERY of Wapanucka attended the funeral of Mrs. DUB WHEELER of Stringtown.
C. B. CLINE of Allen opened a new barber shop where the old post office was in Wapanucka. Mr. Cline has a wife and a 12 year old son HOWARD.
Mrs. LILLIAN WHEAT, formerly of Ada, and most recently a resident of Santa Fe, New Mexico; has moved back to Wapanucka since her husband EARL died. She disposed most of her property in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, N. M. She will be at the home of her mother Mrs. WILLIAM DUNN in Wapanucka.

Mrs. Garrison
Services were held Nov. 5 at Mill Creek for Mrs. NANCY GARRISON, age 98, who died at the Daley hospital in Sulphur after suffering a stroke of paralysis. Mrs. Garrison was born Feb. 24, 1853 in Denton County, Texas. She lived in Johnston County most of her life and had made her home with a daughter, Mrs. DAN CLEMENT, in Mill Creek. Her husband, ELIJAH GARRISON, preceded her in death in 1894. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. CLEMENT of Mill Creek and Mrs. ADA BILLINGS of Sulphur; four sons, V., JESSE, WALKER and KELLY all of Mill Creek; one sister Mrs. VICTORIA GIFFORD of Phoenix, Arizona; 50 grandchildren, 80 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. Pallbearers: JESS BENNY GARRISON, PAUL GARRISON, ROY RAY GARRISON, RAYMOND COPELAND, FRED BILLINGS and EUGENE CLEMENT. Services were held in the Mill Creek Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. JOHN BROCK officiating. Burial was in the Mill Creek cemetery.

Thursday, November 22, 1951

Mrs. L. Clemmer
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon for Mrs. L. C. CLEMMER, age 87, who died Sunday afternoon in her home in Milburn of pneumonia. Mrs. Clemmer moved to Milburn in 1919 from Ashland, Miss., with her husband, ELI CLEMMER, who died in 1927. Surviving are four sons, NUGENT of Tulsa, TOM of Oklahoma City, WEST of Jenks, and TED of Milburn; six daughters, Mesdames ALICE MCANUALTY of Atoka, PEARL HUMBARD of Corpus Christi, Texas, BERTIE HUMBARD of Tacoma, Washington, ANNIE TEAGUE of Ada, FLORENCE MUNCRIEF of Woodville; RACHAEL JACKSON of Kingston, and one brother, SIMON BALCH of Chickasha. Services were conducted in the Milburn Methodist Church by Rev. L. K. VANDIVER with burial in the Condon Grove cemetery. Chapman funeral home had charge.

George Roberts
The county and friends gave GEORGE ROBERTS his funeral Saturday. It was an ironic end for the 80 year old Ravia man. Roberts was regarded as ‘eccentric’ and they tell tales of the time he went fishing on a creek bank here, became ill, and left his coat there, and forgot about the coat. Sometime later he remembered it and went back and got the coat, not because it was very good coat, but because there was in $1000 in one pocket. One time the aged man was a ‘picked up’ by the local law and $1500 was found in one of his shoes. A couple of weeks ago the Ravia man was committed to the state mental hospital at Norman. He died there last Thursday. When friends learned he was to have a pauper’s burial, they sought donations and raised $40. The Ravia First Baptist Church, learning no flowers had been ordered for the funeral, managed to get some just before the final service. Roberts came here four years ago from Oklahoma City. He is survived by his wife, AGNES, whom he married in 1944.

Joseph Anderson
Funeral services were held at the First Presbyterian Church at Durant Tuesday for JOSEPH WILLIAM ANDERSON, age 73, of Bromide, who died in a Durant hospital Monday. Services were conduced by Dr. FRANK M. TAYLOR, and burial was in the Highland cemetery with Masonic burial rites. Members of the Masonic lodge were pallbearers. Mr. Anderson was born at Decatur, Georgia, Aug. 14, 1878. He married Miss JULIA MARGARET YOUNG at Durant May 2, 1906. He lived at Bromide 36 years and was an elder in the Presbyterian Church and a member of the Masonic and W.O.W. lodges. He was employed by the Dolese Bros. rock crusher at Bromide for 25 years. He is survived by his wife, one daughter Mrs. E. L. STURDIVANT of Lawton; his brother, DEE ANDERSON of Durant, two sisters, Mrs. MAUD RICHARDSON of Achille and Mrs. F. M. HUSBANDS of Greenville, Texas; and one granddaughter Miss KATHLEEN STURDIVANT of Lawton. A son, WILLIAM F. ANDERSON, died in 1933 while serving in the U. S. Navy. Mrs. Anderson will make her home at 601 North 10th, Durant.

Thursday, November 29, 1951

Mill Creek Man Killed by Fall from Truck
Services will be held this afternoon, Thursday, in the Mill Creek school house for HENRY OLDA ALLEN, age 53, Mill Creek school teacher, who died Monday morning in a Sulphur hospital after suffering a brain concussion received when he fell from a pickup truck three miles north of Mill Creek Sunday afternoon. Mr. Allen and a son, ARGIE MIGNON ALLEN, age 32, a Thackerville school teacher, were returning from Oklahoma City when they noticed a fire in the back of the pickup. Mr. Allen apparently slipped and fell when he started to get out of the truck before it had stopped. His head hit the pavement and he rolled over several times. The found of the industrial arts shop in the Mill Creek school, he taught there 12 years as science and shop teacher. He also spent five years at Pontotoc where he was superintendent for three years. Mr. Allen owned and operated a 200 acre farm south of Mill Creek. Besides his wife and son, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. SYLVIA GIZA of California, three grandchildren, his parents Mr. and Mrs. ALLEN of Wayne. Dunn funeral home of Sulphur has charge.

Ravia Man Dies of Heart Attack
Funeral rites for HOMER G. WALLACE, age 79, were held Friday at the Ravia Church of Christ. He died unexpectedly of a heart attack Thanksgiving Day morning. Mr. Wallace was born in Perry County, Arkansas and died in Ravia Thursday in the EMET DAVIS home where he had made his home the past 14 years. He was a member of the Masonic lodge at Ardmore. His survivors are one brother, D. M. WALLACE of Aptin, Ark., and one sister Mrs. C. E. MATHEWS of Morrilton, Arkansas. Services were conducted by JOHN PIGG of Madill and burial was in the Nimrod cemetery at Ardmore. Pallbearers were Ardmore Masons.

Sarah King
Funeral services were held at the Assembly of God Church in Wapanucka last Thursday for Mrs. SARAH KING, age 70, who died at her home near Wapanucka Nov. 20. Mrs. King came here from Arkansas 18 years ago. Her husband died 12 years previously. The couple had 10 children, 8 of whom are living. Survivors are five daughters, Mesdames EFFIE GORDON of Ravia, ETNA EACRET of Santa Rita, N. M., FLORA SCRUGGS of Clinton, ANNIE ASHBY of Wapanucka, and STELLA HASIL of Dearbrook, Wisconsin; and three sons, RUBEN KING of Mannsville, MARLIN and CEBERT KING of Wapanucka. Funeral services were preached by Rev. FRED SMITH and burial was in the Wapanucka Rose Hill cemetery.

Selbon Ragsdale
Funeral services were held here Wednesday for SELBON RAGSDALE, pioneer resident, who died Monday, one week after falling and suffering a broken hip. Mr. Ragsdale was born Aug. 23, 1867 at Haynesville, Louisiana, and in June 1889, he married Miss LAURA MURRAY. The couple moved here in 1901 and, this past summer, they celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary here with a family reunion. Mr. Ragsdale was associated with the late W. F. DECORDOVA in the mercantile business and alter served as assistant in the office of the county treasury. Survivors include his wife, a son RAYMOND of Carlsbad, N. M., a daughter Mrs. VIOLA BRADSHAW of Tishomingo, and a grandson, BILLY HENSLEY Jr. of Bartlesville. Burial was in the cemetery at Collinsville, Texas.

Holiday Crash Near Milburn
Father Dies
W. W. INGRAM, father of Mrs. White, died at his home here Wednesday evening. Funeral services will be held Friday at the Nazarene Church and burial will be at Connerville. Mr. Ingram had been in ill health for three years, age 73.
The only Thanksgiving Day fatality in the state was in Johnston County. Killed was Mrs. PEARL WHITE, age 47, of Durant, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. INGRAM of Tishomingo. The accident occurred 1 ½ miles south of Milburn on State Hwy 299. CLINTON WHITE, husband of the deceased, suffered a broken foot and three children suffered minor bruises and lacerations but were not hospitalized. Mr. White apparently lost control of his machine and failed to negotiate a curve on the wet blacktop pavement. The automobile overturned at twice and Mrs. White received internal injuries. She died en route to the Durant hospital. CLINTA JANE WHITE, age 14, received a laceration on the scalp. The other children, LADENA BETH and DENNIS JOE, with their father were treated at the hospital and released. The family was en route to Hennepin to spend Thanksgiving with relatives. Funeral services were held Saturday at Durant. Mrs. White was born at Berwyn, April 16, 1904,

Stroke Kills Brother of Tishomingo Woman
WALTER PRYOR, brother of Mrs. O. T. HUNT of Tishomingo, died Saturday morning from a stroke at the home of his daughter in Oregon. He was buried Wednesday in Ada.

Dr. Guy Clark
Services for Dr. GUY CLARK, age 77, retired Sulphur physician, who died there last Thursday morning in Delay hospital, were held Friday at the Bahner funeral home chapel. A resident of Sulphur for the past 11 years, Dr. Clark moved there from Milburn where he had practiced medicine more than 45 years. He was a Mason and a member of the McAlester consistory and the Indian shrine, Oklahoma City. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. TENNIE A. CLARK; sons GUY CLARK Jr. of Gering, Nebraska, and MERLE CLARK of Weslaco, Texas; daughter Miss LOUISE L. CLARK of Dallas; three brothers and one sister Mrs. ALMA WHITE of Boynton, Muskogee Co., Oklahoma.

Former Milburn Resident Dies
Funeral services were held November 13 for SILAS HARRISON WALKER who died in his home Nov. 12 near Van Buren, Arkansas, of cancer. Mr. Walker moved from Milburn in 1916 with his family to Van Buren. He was born in Kentucky Feb. 12, 1871. While in Oklahoma, he met and married Miss NINA REED. To this union six children were born. He is survived by his wife; two daughters Mrs. NELLIE STEVENS of Lawton and Mrs. BERTHA GOINGS of Van Buren, Ark.; four sons, ROBERT, THEODORE, BUEL and STANLEY all of Van Buren; two sisters, Mrs. GRACIE WARD and Mrs. MAUDE HALEY; one brother, ELZIE WALKER of Milburn; 12 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews. Services were conducted in the Freewill Baptist Church near Van Buren, conducted by Rev. SILAS HALEY. Burial was in the Gill cemetery there.

Wedding vows were read by Rev. BOB CARTWRIGHT Saturday for Miss MONNIE TIDWELL, daughter of Mrs. MONNIE TIDWELL, and W. L. GARRISON, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. GARRISON, at the home of the bride’s mother. The groom is employed at Borger, Texas, where he is employed.

Thursday, December 6, 1951

One Killed, Three Injured in Crash
A 29 year old father of two children were mangled to death late Tuesday night when the car which he was driving sideswiped one driven by a Tishomingo man nine miles north of town. Dead is BUDDY ROBERTS, Veterans of Foreign Wars employee, who was returning home from attending a VFW installation ceremony here. Roberts struck a wrecker driven by CORGIN O’BRYAN, Tishomingo garage man. Three others riding in the car suffered injuries: JAMES EVANS, age 37 of Ada; KENNETH ROWLAND age 28 of Ada; CHARLES RAY DILLARD of Fittstown. O’Bryan said he and FRANK HARDIMAN were returning to town after attempting to pull a stuck cattle truck out of the mud not far from the scene of the accident.

Thursday, December 13, 1951

F. T. STROUD, Jr., of Wapanucka, was killed in a car accident near Albuquerque, N. M. Wednesday night. He was en route to Nevada to visit his wife. Stroud, a World War II veteran, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. F. T. Stroud, depot agent at Wapanucka.

Chisholm Rites
JOHN CHISHOLM, Tishomingo hardware merchant, died unexpectedly at his home here Wednesday evening. He had been in poor health for two years. Funeral services will be held Friday in the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Chisholm was born at Florence, Alabama, in February 1880 and came to Indian Territory as a child of eight. In 1904 he entered the nursery business and later operated a gravel pit. For 19 years, he was in the lumber business and then in 1936 established the Chisholm Hardware Co. which he operated until the time of his death. He is a three time past mastery of the Tishomingo Masonic lodge, a past deputy grand master and a 32nd degree Mason. For 21 years he was a worthy patron of the Eastern Star. Mr. Chisholm is survived by his wife, FAY; his mother Mrs. L. M. CHISHOLM; a brother HEARN, all of Tishomingo; two sisters Mrs. T. C. THOMPSON of Abilene, Texas, and Mrs. J. B. ALLEN of Muleshoe, Texas.

Search for Bodies of Drowned Youths
An intensive search continued this week for the bodies of three of the Texas youths who drowned in lower Lake Texoma Sunday…. The body of one boy, SHIRLEY THOMAS, age 19 of Odessa, was recovered. Earlier, ROBERT DAVENPORT, age 17, only survivor of the hunting party, who spent nine hours clinging to the collapsed boat and stranded without shelter for 21 hours on a sand bar, went with EDDIE LAIRD, U. S. engineer ranger, to the approximate spot where the boys were drowned. Young Davenport was rescued from the sand bar Sunday by Dr. W. C. MCCASKILL of Dallas, who was passing by in his boat and stopped to investigate the capsized boat which had drifted against the sand bar. His father, R. M. DAVENPORT of Odessa, said his son had lost 20 pounds. The group comprised of Thomas, JERRY HARROLD and ROBERT REED, both 17, of Odessa, HARRY KIRKLAND, age 18 of Abilene and Davenport. The four deaths bring to 26 the number of persons drowned in the lake since it was formed.

Thursday, December 20, 1951

Former Milburn Man Found Dead
Funeral services were held Tuesday at Borger, Texas, for WILLIAM BRASHIER, who was found dead on the floor of his hotel room there Sunday. Mr. Brashier, who would have been 60 on Jan. 18, was believed to have died of a heart attack. For most of his life, he lived at Milburn and only recently moved to Borger. He is survived by his wife and 11 children, NADINE, VERNON, BOBBY, C. J., LESTER, PAUL, GERALDINE, RUBY, CHARLES, and RONALD; his father, S. D. BRASHIER of Tishomingo; one sister Mrs. LOLA WILLIAMS and one brother EARL.

Golden Wedding Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. WALLIS, east of Tishomingo, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Sunday with an open house… All of their children were present except for there who are Mrs. W. R. BROWNING of Dallas, ESTELL WALLIS of Orosi, California and CLIFFORD WALLIS of Sanger, Texas.

Thursday, December 27, 1951

Mill Creek Man Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver
WILLIAM W. TROUT, age 44, of Mill Creek, was killed by a hit-and-run driver near Colbert in Bryan County, on the night of Dec. 20. It was hours later that Trout was identified. Trooper LUZON SMITH credited DARRLEL SHOBE of Sapulpa with providing the clue that brought the arrest of three persons in connection with the death. Shobe reported seeing a car parked on the shoulder a few miles from the accident and a man was inspecting a broken headlight. Bryan County officials arrested JACK TURNER MLETON, age 23 of Durant, his brother ROBERT GENE age 19 and BILLIE LOUISE CRUM, age 16, of Durant.

Two buildings, city hall and Peters Grocery, were destroyed by fire at Wapanucka Dec. 21.

Mrs. GEORGIA SHOFNER, age 69, of Ennis, Texas, died last Friday at her home there after an illness of four years. Mrs. Shofner is the mother of SID SHOFNER of Tishomingo.

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