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Mostly obits July - Dec 1941 Tishomingo paper
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The Tishomingo Capital-Democrat
Tishomingo, Oklahoma

Thursday, July 2, 1941

Marriage licenses: SAMMY CHEADLE and Miss CECIL LOVE both of Tishomingo; REIFE BASTON of Milburn and Mrs. AMY PICKENS of Milburn; ELMA ALLEN WILKERSON of Fort Sill and Miss ODENE NAIL of Ravia.

Mrs. J. M. DENNIS and daughter, Mrs. BASIL MITCHELL and children of Ardmore visited BEN FRISBY family.
Miss EUDEAN SKILLERN visited in Durant.
CLARENCE and EMMA JEAN SMITH of Pauls Valley visited here.
J. S. WARD is very ill.
Mrs. EARL BROWNLEE gave a shower in her home for Mrs. ELZA WALKER.
Miss LEA TATE and EUGENE BRONAUGH were married Sunday. She is the daughter of DON TATE. He is son of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. BRONAUGH and he is now employed at Fort Worth.
Rev. SHED, assisted by Rev. WOMBLE, is conducting the revival at the Baptist church.
Mr. and Mrs. RAY KENNEDY have a new son born June 20.
Miss EUDEAN SKILLERN will visit her sister Mrs. HOWARD MORAN and husband at Sasakawa.
Miss SARAH RUTH ARMSTRONG will visit friends at Vinita.
Miss INDIA GANN of Madill visited her mother Mrs. VIOLA GANN and family here.

Filed for divorce: NORMA LEE MCCPHERSON vs. EDWARD MCPHERSON, for divorce and custody of child.

News from Our Colored Friends by Mrs. R. T. JAMES
Mrs. O. W. WILSON of Weleetka and Mr. and Mrs. WILSON of Colorado are visiting their parents Mr. and Mrs. NED LOVE and friends this week.
JACK AYTCH and Miss INEZ MUMPHERD/MUMFORD were quietly married June 22, with vows read by Elder HASIE MARTIN.
Mrs. CECIL LOVE became the bride of SAMUEL CHEADLE in a quiet ceremony at the home of Mother Hall, June 24. One of the elders from Tulsa read the vows.
ALEX EPPERSON, one of the oldest citizens of Tishomingo, died Tuesday morning. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. L. FRANKS, pastor of the First Baptist Church (colored). Mr. Epperson was a deacon of the church.
Prof. R. T. JAMES, who was confined to his bed because of a fall he received while fishing, is now able to be out again.
Mr. and Mrs. NED ROSS and Mrs. SARAH LONG accompanied Mrs. EPPERSON to Ardmore on her way to the beside of her husband, ALEX EPPERSON, on June 20 while he treated at an Oklahoma City hospital.
Card of thanks from the family of Alex Epperson. Signed by EMMA EPPERSON of Tishomingo; EMMA POLK of Amarillo, AMANDIA WEST of Tulsa; Mr. and Mrs. HENRY CLARK of Tulsa; L. C. WEST of Tulsa and FRNAK CLARK of Ada.

Thursday, July 10, 1941

One Killed
DOUGLAS WATSON was killed near Coleman shortly after 1:00 Friday morning. The car in which he was riding collided with a car driven by WINFORD CHANEY of Fillmore. The Watson car was driving east and Chaney was going west. Chaney had carried WALTER WILSON home about 90 yards from the scene of the accident. The two cars met at the top of a hill. JOE WATSON, brother of Douglas, was driving the Watson car.

Mr. and Mrs. BILL ANDERSON and family of Oklahoma City were guests of the J. K. MCGEEHEE/MCGEHEE family.
JOHN MCGEEHEE/MCGEHEE and family of Altus visited J. J. WAKELY.
Mrs. WHITTLE and Mrs. STANFILL of Seminole visited Mrs. JOHN HARRIS.
Mrs. MIKE WILKERSON accompanied her husband to Lawton.
Mr. and Mrs. ORVILLE MCGEEHEE/MCGEHEE and Mr. and Mrs. ELZIE MCGEEHEE/MCGEHEE attended the show at Tishomingo on the Fourth.

News of Our Colored Friends by Mrs. R. T. JAMES
N. A. CROCKETT was surprised when he came in for lunch at noon on the Fourth. He found his mother, brother, and three children of Denison, Texas, whom he had not seen for some time. Mrs. HARRIS and a friend of his nephew were also present.
DAVID LOVE, in training at Fort Will, visited his father and mother, ELMER LOVE, and Mrs. BERT DAVIS.
EUGENE SHELBY of the Konawa CCC camp visited his mother Mrs. LEVI STPEHENSON.
EDMANSON ROBERTS of the Konawa CCC camp visited his grandmother Mrs. SALINA JACKSON.
R. T. STEVENSON, another youth from the CCC, is spending a few days with his mother and family.
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. FORD entertained their son L. B. LOVE from the CCC camp at Konawa.
ELMER LOVE is out again after a few days illness.
Mrs. THEORY THOMPSON is very ill.
Grandmother LOVE, mother of Mrs. TEXANA WILCOX, is 111 years old and doing very well.
Miss CALLIE CRINER, who visited her mother, returned to her home in Ada and her little niece returned with her.
Prof. H. L. TAYLOR, principal of the Booker T. Washington School here, and his wife were in Tishomingo on business.
Miss OBELIA KENNEDY of Oklahoma City visited her brothers, Mr. and Mrs. SAMUEL KENNEDY and W. L. KENNEDY.

Thursday, July 17, 1941

L. M. Hamilton
Funeral services for L. M. HAMILTON, age 63, pioneer resident of Johnston County, were held at the Chapman funeral home chapel Tuesday. Mr. Hamilton died in Ardmore after an illness of several months. Death came at the home of his niece and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. DAN WOODS. He had been active in mercantile business at Reagan for years and his store was in operation at time of his death. Rev. FRED STUMPP of the First Baptist Church officiated. He is survived by his sister Mrs. I. OPRY of Ardmore.

JUNE SMITH was the guest of Misses VERA MAE and WYNONA BENNETT Sunday.
Mrs. MADGE BENNETT visited Mr. and Mrs. H. C. BENNETT, daughter, WYNOMA, and DEE LAMBERT.
Miss PAWNEE CLYTEE and FAYE PLOWMAN attended a family reunion.
Miss FAYE PLOWMAN is visiting at Duncan.
Miss VERDA MAE TEEL and JESSIE LATHAM attended the show Sunday.
WESLEY COVEY is leaving for the CCC camp.
Mrs. HENRY NORTON is ill.
Miss VERA MAE BENNETT visited relatives, the F. E. BENNETT family at Ravia.

The ELMER ALLISON family had as guests the ASA TURNER family and the GRADY ALLISON family.
The A. E. MUNCRIEF family and the A. A. CARLTON family visited the HARVEY CHESTER family Sunday.
Mrs. OTIS DAVENPORT and Mrs. HARVEY CHESTER have been ill.
Mrs. ELMER ALLISON and daughters and Miss FLOYD MUNCRIEF visited Mrs. LUTHER MUNCRIEF and children.

News from Our Colored Friends by Mrs. R. T. James
Presiding Elder of the Hugo District, Elder DAVIS, en route home, stopped to visit with Prof. R. T. JAMES.
Mr. and Mrs. FONDIA ROSS of Oklahoma City visited his mother Mrs. SOPHIA ROSS and friends.
The people of East Tishomingo, who have been without water for the last four or five days, thank the water superintendent for his work on returning the water supply.
The Harmony Quartet of Wright City rendered at the First Baptist church then left for Wylie to present a program for Rev. L.M. WILLIAMS a at the Sardis Baptist church.
FONDIA ROSS, who visited his mother Mrs. Sophia Ross, returned to his home at Oklahoma City. NED ROSS, Prof. R. T. JAMES, and Mr. and Mrs. ED HAYNES accompanied him to Davis.
Miss W. L. BUTCHER of Dallas, Texas, visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. STEVE BUTCHER here.

EDWIN COTHRAN visited his parents Mr. and Mrs. FRED COTHRAN.
WILLIAM HILL, who has been in the CCC camp, is at home now.
Mrs. CARRIE CALLOWAY is spending the summer with her sister Mrs. J. S. RUNYON.
Mrs. OLLIE YOUNGBLOOD and son CHARLES visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. H. B. PARKHILL.
Mr. and Mrs. J. K. PETERMAN of Ravia, Mrs. IVA WHEELER and daughter JAN of Martha, Mr. and Mrs. R. J. CLEMENT and Mrs. RAY PHILLIPS and sons of Ardmore visited the LEWIS PARKHILL family.
Mr. and Mrs. KENNEY of Ardmore visited Mr. and Mrs. COLE.

W. W. Eubank
Last tribute to W. W. EUBANK, pioneer resident of the Cedar Hill community, was paid at Russett Thursday with Mr. ELLISON of Marietta officiating. Mr. Eubank died July 9 after a long illness. He and his family had lived on a farm for 16 years in the Cedar Hill community. He was a member of the Church of Christ since 1906. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. DELIA EUBANK; three sons, ELLIOTT of Russett, ERNEST of Tulia, Texas, and TOLBERT of Seminole; two brothers, two sisters and five grandchildren. Burial was in the Russett cemetery arranged by a Madill funeral home.

Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE MCGEEHEE/MCGEHEE of Blue announced the marriage of their daughter, Miss NELLIE BEATRICE MCGEEHEE, to LEONARD N. KESTLER of Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, son of Mrs. TONY KESTLER of Blue. The bride is a graduate of Blue High School and the groom is a graduate of Wapanucka High School.

Mrs. CRAT CALLEN Honored
Marking the occasion of the 81st birthday of her mother, Mrs. CARAT CALLEN, Mrs. BOLEY GRISHAM entertained with a shower at her home Monday. Attending were Mesdames SUE KING, BELL VAN NOY, JIM BARNES, ARTHUR KELTNER, BOB ADAMS, OSCAR CLIFTON, ANGIE WHITTHORNE, AMELIA SNEED, BILL COX, Mrs. Grisham and Mrs. Callen.

Miss MADGE MARIE FOWLER and MAHLON ‘DOC’ BENNETT were married recently. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. ROBERT FOWLER of Tribbey and a graduate of Tribbey high school and Murray College. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. BENNETT of Tishomingo and graduated from Tishomingo high school and attended Murray College.

Mr. and Mrs. LOUIS ADERHOLTZ were hosts of a bridal shower for Mrs. VERNON CREEKMORE, nee Miss BETTY JO HILL.

Thursday, July 24, 1941

Chaney Faces Court
WINFORD CHANEY was bound to district court Monday on manslaughter charges, growing out of the auto accident death of DOUGLAS WATSON near Coleman. The case of CLAUD DARTER, also charged in the same case with Chaney, was taken under advisement.

LOUIS WHITE and family of Caddo visited relatives here.
Mrs. LOUIS WALTERS of Bromide visited her daughter Mrs. MINNIE GARRISON.
Mr. Cox of Holdenville preached here.
Mrs. MAE DENNIS of Clarita visited her mother Mrs. KITTY CHANEY.
Mrs. OLA CHANEY returned from Oklahoma City.
The BASS MCEACHERN family visited the GENE MALONE family.
The LESTER GARY family visited the CHOATE home.
Mrs. ETHEL WATERS and family were guests of the GEORGE WILLINGHAM family.
The LONNIE CALLEN family visited the LEONARD CHANEY family.
The BURLY COLLINS family visited the TOM ASKEW family.
The MARVIN PAREIGAN family of Wapanucka visited the JIM WHITTLE home.
The JIM GREEN family of Maud, the ROY HURT family, the HAMBLE HURT family, MILDRED CALLEN and daughter of Fillmore, GWENDOLYN MCEACHERN, RICHARD ROY of Pleasant Hill and CALIVN REED visited the O. L. PARKHILL home.
Mr. and Mrs. HAMBLE HURT and Mrs. J. ARLEDGE had business in Coleman.

Marriage licenses: D. J. HERRINGTON and Miss LATA M. CHRISTIANSON both of Cushing; A. W. MINICK of Holdenville and Mrs. IRENE NOBLES of Yeager; EDGAR BIGGS of Tishomingo and Miss NETTIE MUNCRIEF of Bromide.

Norris Chapel
The BUD ALLISON family of Bromide visited the ISOM COLBERT family.
Mr. and Mrs. BOB THOMPSON, daughters TOOTSIE and DESSIE of Madill visited the ED THOMPSON home.
DEWAYNE DUNCAN of Mannsville and CHARLENE WEST of Baum visited the school here.
Mrs. NILA COE and daughters of Calvin visited here.
Mrs. C. SETLIFF of Ardmore, LINDEN WEST of Baum, LAVONA PRIDDY, LETITA and LAQUITA COLBERT attended the Mannsville homecoming.
The BEN WOODS family visited the HENRY EDWARDS home at Mannsville.
Mr. and Mrs. L. C. HITCHCOCK and daughter SHERON of Wichita, Kansas, visited his parents Mr. and Mrs. C. C. HITCHCOCK.
Mr. and Mrs. NEVILLE HITCHCOCK and children, CHESTER and RUTH of Hobbs, N. M., visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. HITCHCOCK.
The LEWIS DORER family, the J. W. SPARKS family, and the MARVIN COLLEY family had business in Tishomingo.
The CALVIN PRIDDY family and the LEONARD ISLGE family were in Ardmore.
The F. L. WILLARD family, the ELLIOTT WILLARD family, the ROSCOE MONROE family, BLAINE WILLARD, and the ELDON WILLARD family of Plainview, Arkansas, were in Sulphur.
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. HITCHCOCK, their sons and their families, L. C., NEVILLE, and BILL, picnicked in Sulphur.
The LEWIS DORER family had as Sunday dinner guests, the MOODY THOMPSON family, the P. W. INGLE family, the W. H. RENSHAW family, the DALL BARNES family.
The ALLEN EMMONS family of Madill visited the T. D. WEEMS home.
Mr. and Mrs. TOM VINSON of Ennville visited their son EARL VINSON and family.

Joe Russell
JOE RUSSELL died Monday at his home in Emet. He had been in ill health for years. Funeral services were held at the Chapman funeral home chapel Tuesday with Rev. S. N. ELLIS officiating, assisted by Rev. SAM NESMITH. Burial was in the Teller cemetery.

Death Takes Mrs. F. E. Lyne
Mrs. F. E. LYNE, pioneer resident of Johnston County died at Canyon, Texas, Monday. Death came at the home of a daughter, Mrs. CEICL BOSLEY where she was visiting at the time. Funeral services were held at the Chapman funeral home chapel Wednesday with Rev. W. O. FELTS officiating. Mrs. Lyne was 79 years old at time of death. Survivors include eight sons and daughters, WILL BROWN of Colbert, WALLACE LYNE of Ft. Scott, Kansas; THEODORE and GILBERT LYNE both of Pittsburg, Okla., FLOYD LYNE of Tishomingo, GEORGE LYNE of Wynnewood, ROBERT LYNE of California, and Mrs. Bosley of Canyon, Texas. Out of town attendants at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Bosley; GLENN WOLFE of Los Angeles, California, Mr. and Mrs. GENE MERRITT of San Antonio, Mr. and Mrs. ELMO BYRD of Amarillo, Mr. and Mrs. ROBERT LYNE of Wynnewood, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. BROWN of Colbert. Burial was in the Tishomingo cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. CLYDE DAVENPORT and son CALVIN and Mrs. S. F. MARSH of Oklahoma City visited Mrs. Marsh’s son, ED and VERNARD. Mrs. Marsh and grandson stayed for a week.
The TED PETERMAN family of Enid visited the J. K. PETERMAN family.
Mr. and Mrs. JESSIE JAMES and son TOMMY MACK and WALTER JAMES of Blanchard visited the R. J. CLEMENT home.
CHARLES JAMES of Loveland, Okla., HALL JAMES of Vanoss, CLIFTON JAMES of Blackwell, CALVIN JAMES of Grandfield, and WALTER JAMES attended the reunion here Sunday. Calvin and Walter had not seen each other in 18 years.
Mrs. BORDEN of Stillwater visited Mr. and Mrs. W. M. MCLAUGHLIN.
LAWRENCE LEMONS and family visited here Sunday.
Mrs. FATE SANDERS and two children of Ardmore visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. J. S. RUNYON.
Rev. SPENCER and Rev. MCGLAMERY are holding a meeting series at the Baptist Church.
Mrs. IRENE YOUNGBLOOD and EVA MUSGRAVES of Wilson visited the PARKHILL home.
CHARLES EASTMAN, resident of Mannsville, is now working at Poteau and came home for the reunion here.
JIM ABLES, formerly of Mannsville, enjoyed renewing acquaintances at the reunion.
Friends and relatives from any parts of Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas gathered Sunday for the third annual homecoming for the old settlers.

Thursday, July 31, 1941

Bullard Chapel
Mrs. BIRDIE RIESINGER and son BILLY JOE are visiting her daughter Mrs. JOHNNY NICHOLAS and family.
Mr. and Mrs. HAROLD MCCARTHICK and family visited the E. P. KITE family.
JAMES L. BENTON in the CCC camp at Wynnewood spent the week here with his family.
Mrs. DELORES PHILLIPS and children of Tulsa visited relatives here.
The school gave a dedication party last Friday night dedicating the new electric light plant and the new cook room.
Mrs. MARY DEATON of Tishomingo is visiting her niece, Mrs. DAISY GADDIS.
Mrs. HAZEL PETTY of Ardmore is visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. J. B. PENNINGTON.
School is progressing nicely with 38 on the roll.
The boys and girls softball team, directed by J. B. Pennington who is principal of the school, will play the Prairie View school team Aug. 1.
A music school is being directed here from 8 to 9 each morning, taught by Mr. Pennington in preparation for a community radio program over station KVSO, Ardmore.
Lunch is being served to the students prepared by the ladies of the community.

Mill Creek
Monday was a day of fire in Mill Creek. Daube’s meadow, which joins the town on the south, caught fire from grass accumulating on the exhaust of a gasoline hay baler. Monday night, the Howard building just west of the First National Bank building caught fire.
Last Thursday, some citizens went fishing in the Kiamichi Mountains. They were; LLOYD HARDEN, ELMON MITCHELL, VESTAL FLOW, J. C. PARISH, FORD DYE, D. FLOW, EWING GALE, JOHN FREEMAN, CECIL HOWARD and FRANK GAINES.
TOM CARDWELL of the S. & D. DAUBE ranches of Ardmore visited here.
Mr. and Mrs. GLENN CLARK and daughter NORMAN LOU of Atoka visited here.
ALBERT HOWARD and Miss JEANETTE GOSENMYER were united in marriage at Ardmore July 24.
Mr. and Mrs. JOE BAILEY SARTAN/SARTAIN and son SIDNEY of Tulsa visited the J. W. SARTAN home.
The BEN HATCHER family of Oklahoma City visited the Sartain home.
R. P. and WILL QUINTON returned from a trip through Texas and New Mexico.
Mr. and Mrs. DOYLE HARDY and children TEDDY and BARBARA returned from a trip to California.
DWAIN E. PENNER will receive his B. S. degree from A. & M. at Stillwater Aug. 1.
E. J. RILEY Jr. of Oklahoma City visited here.
Mr. and Mrs. F. E. BENNETT were at Tishomingo.
Mr. and Mrs. ALLARD WALKER and children MAXINE and DWAIN of Snomack, Okla., were here.
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. WOMACK are spending the summer at Colbert. He is the principal of the Mill Creek school.
HAGEN MAYTUBBY returned to his home in the Concrete community from Broken Bow.
Mrs. JACK GRIFFITH of Oklahoma City visited here mother Mrs. E. W. RIELY.
R. C. PITTMAN was in Ardmore.

News From Our Colored Friends by Mrs. R. T. JAMES
Mrs. BERTA JAMES of Lawton visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. R. T. JAMES.
Mrs. L. A. JAMES returned from Wewoka where she was a delegate for the O.E.S.
CLAY STEVENSON and Mrs. L. CLARK of Ardmore were in Tishomingo and were guests of Mrs. EMMA EPPERSON and Mrs. L. A. JAMES.
Mrs. GERTRUDE LYNCH and Mrs. HELEN FERGUSON of Phoenix, Arizona, visited their aunt, Mrs. MARY KENNEDY, and friends here.
The Bible class is being conducted by ED HAYNES and taught by Mrs. BERTHA STEVENSON.
CAREATHA KEEL left last Sunday for Ada where she will join her husband, CHARLES KEEL, who is working there.
Little NOLA MAE SANDERS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. NOLA SANDERS, is ill.
Mrs. MARY HAYS and two nieces visited Mrs. SARAH LONG and Mrs. MALLIE STEVENSON.
The grandmother of Rev. C. L. FRANKS visited the home J. L. COUNTER home Sunday and worshipped at the First Baptist Church.

Mrs. Hillis
Services were held Thursday afternoon at the Mannsville Methodist Church for Mrs. NANCY ALICE HILLIS, age 65, who died of heart trouble at her home north of Mannsville, July 22. Rev. MORTON, Mannsville pastor, officiated. Burial at Earl cemetery north of Mannsville arranged by a Madill funeral home. Mrs. Hillis joined the Methodist Church early in life and was an active church worker. She lived in Johnston County 47 years and the family is well known in Marshall County. Surviving are her husband, L. W. HILLIS; three sons, HARVEY and D. W. of Mannsville, EUGENE DOYLE of Oklahoma City; three daughters, Mrs. M. L. CURRY and Mrs. H. O. GREGORY of Houston, Texas, (third daughter not named); five grandchildren and one brother, LUTHER GREGORY of Groesbeck, Texas.

Mrs. BILL POGUE visited at Ardmore and Springer.
Mr. and Mrs. LEO SMITH returned from a visit to their farm near Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Mr. and Mrs. KENNETH SHARP of Purcell visited the ORB SHARP home.
The CLARK CAPERTON family were at Tishomingo.
Miss WANDA FAYE PHILLIPS returned from a visit with relatives at Shawnee.
Mrs. JOHN K. MCGEEHEE is ill.
The MIKE MOWDY family visited relatives at Coalgate.
Mrs. BUD GOFORTH visited her daughter at Shamrock, Texas.
Miss BILLIE GILREATH is recovering from bruises and cuts about the face, received in a car accident Saturday night.
EDDIE WATSON of Lawton visited his mother Mrs. DELLA WATSON.
Mr. and Mrs. JOHN HENRY DARRELL of Sulphur visited here.
Mrs. L. DICKSON of Fresno, California, visited here.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. MARTIN and little son WENDALL visited at Russett.

The party at CLAUDIE HURTS last Tuesday was enjoyed by all present.
The WILLIE MORRIS family visited the CHARLIE GERMANY family.
The LONNIE CALLEN family attended church at Fillmore.
E. W. GARRISON, Mrs. J. B. ARLEDGE, and Mrs. L. W. WALTERS had business at Bromide.
Mr. and Mrs. COURINGTON of Milburn visited their son PAUL COURINGTON and his family.
JOHN COUTHERN and sons, and HAROLD PARAGIEN of Wapanucka visited the home of E. W. GARRISON.
The LIGE DUPREE family of Fillmore visited the LLOYD CHANNELL family.
Mr. and Mrs. DEWEY DENNIS and HENRY GARY and family attended the show at Atoka.
E. W. GARRISON spent Sunday with JACK HORATH.
The CECIL WHITTLE family of Milburn visited his parents.
The LLOYD WHITTLE family visited the CECIL WHITTLE family at Milburn.
The CHARLIE GERMANY family visited relatives at Bentley.
Mrs. ETTA CHANNELL visited her father at Stonewall.

Thursday, August 1, 1941

Early Day Rider Claimed by Death
Funeral services were held at Connerville Monday morning for WILEY COLLUMS, one of the Johnston County early settlers and long time cowboy near Connerville. He died of a heart attack at Wichita Falls, Texas, Saturday morning. A World War veteran, he came to this county when about two years old. His father, MARK COLLUMS, was a partner to G. B. CONNER, founder of Connerville, in the first store there. Burial was at Connerville cemetery.

Taken to Hospital
JAMES WATKINS, age 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. ALEC WATKINS, was taken to an Ardmore hospital for examination and observation Wednesday night, following an attack of appendicitis at his home southeast of Tishomingo. Watkins had been ill since Saturday.

Mrs. GUY MOORE and her sister, Miss DOROTHY ROSE TAYLOR, returned from several weeks visit with their sister, Mrs. GRANT SLAGLE in Alton, Illinois.

News From Our Colored Friends by Mrs. R. T. JAMES.
Mrs. EMMA EPPERSON and Mrs. L. A. JAMES were in Ardmore on business and visited the home office of the A.F.&A.M.
Mr. and Mrs. SAM and W. L. KENNEDY entertained Mrs. LYNCH with a picnic and fish fry on Twin Lake. Attending: Mr. and Mrs. LANDY STEVENSON, Mrs. ROBERT HAYES, Mrs. R. T. JAMES, ELMORE LOVE, ROCK CHEADLE, Miss CRINER, JOE TUCKER and GEORGE TINER.
Mrs. LYNCH and daughter of Phoenix, Arizona, returned home after visiting their aunt Mrs. MARY KENNEDY.
Prof. R. T. JAMES visited in Wynnewood, Pauls Valley and Elmore City.
Mrs. ELIZA HALL, after receiving the news of the death of her brother, left Saturday for Beggs. Her daughter, Mrs. NED LOVE, accompanied her.
WARREN J. CHANEY of Oklahoma City visited his mother Mrs. WILLIE MAE WILSON and family.
PETER LOVE of Texas is visiting his mother Mrs. TEXANNA WILCOX.
L. B. LOVE of the CCC camp of Konawa visited his mother Mrs. W. M. FORD.
Mrs. OPHELIA HIGGINS and Miss OBELIA KENNEDY of Oklahoma City visited their mother and brother here. On their return, little JIMMIE LEE KENNEDY went with them to spend the rest of the summer.
FRANK LOVE of Oklahoma City visited his brother ELMO LOVE.
Rev. JOHNNIE MACKEY of Simbro, Louisiana, was the guest of his brother Mr. and Mrs. JOE MACKEY last week.

Thursday, August 14, 1941

Rodeo Injury Fatal for Hoot Kiser
A steer fell at Purcell and ROBERT ‘HOOT’ KISER died Sunday. The 19 year old Pontotoc rodeo performer was injured in the annual Indian Territory round-up at Purcell Saturday. A steer he was riding fell and Kiser’s head struck the ground. He was taken to an Oklahoma City hospital where he died of cerebral hemorrhage. Funeral services were held at Pontotoc Monday with Rev. MILO ARBUCKLE officiating. Burial was at the Pontotoc cemetery arranged by Chapman funeral home. Other performers in the rodeo at Purcell gave their tribute Sunday as dismounted riders paid homage to a riderless horse. Kiser, only 19, had been classed as one of the top riders and ropers by other professionals. He had about two years experience. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. JOE KISER of Pontotoc, three brothers and two sisters.

FRED HUNT Chosen to Succeed Dunn as Warden at McAlester
Gov. Phillips chose FRED HUNT to succeed the late JESS DUNN as warden at the penitentiary at McAlester….. Fred Hunt is a product of the southern part of the state. He was born in Indian Territory and from his early youth has been identified with law enforcement agencies. As sheriff of Johnston County for a number of terms, he established a reputation as an apprehender of thieves and other violators of the law… Fred Hunt has been a good officer and a good warden at the Granite reformatory…

Mrs. IDA M. HUTCHENS announced the opening of a new beauty parlor here.

Marriage licenses: FRED DOPHIED and Miss IDA CHRISTINE HOWARD both of Woodville; ERCY EVETT and Miss MARGARET ORUM both of Madill; ROY M. WILLIAMS of Madill and Miss NADINE WILLIAMS of Wapanucka.

Egypt school organized a 4-H Club Thursday with officers: URIE PIGG as president; GENEVA RICHARDSON as vice-president; JEAN GOLDEN as secretary; MILDRED ALEXANDER as song leader; MAYNARD SPEAKS as game leader.
The BOB NELSON family of Wynnewood are visiting relatives here.
URIE PIGG and family visited near Hopewell.
The CECIL HENSLEY family of Phoenix, Arizona, visited the DEWEY ALEXANDER home.
Rev. BEN HILL filled his regular appointment here. Rev. EARL UMSTEAD will fill his regular appointment next weekend.

ROY JONES attended the camp meeting at Ada.
Mr. Davis returned from working at Washington.
The FRANK DUNCAN family visited the BILL MOORE family.
The TOM JONES family visited the A. J. HOPKINS home.
ALVIN TROY CARAWAY, MELVIN HINCHLEY and MILLIE CARAWAY attended the singing at the Pennington church.
The BUSTER TISDELL family visited the PETE TISDELL family.
The O. M. CARAWAY family visited the TRUMAN CARAWAY home.

News From Our Colored Friends by Mrs. R. T. James
LEE RAY HAYNES of Wichita Falls visited his father EDD HAYNES.
Elder STEVE BUTCHER was called to a church meeting at Wynnewood.
Prof. and Mrs. J. L. COUNTER attended the funeral of Mrs. FRANK.
Prof. and Mrs. D. J. COUNTER and children of Abilene came to Tishomingo for a reunion with his brother LEE who was visiting Prof. J. L. COUNTER.
Mr. and Mrs. PARISH of Abilene were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. T. JAMES.
Mr. and Mrs. DAVID LOVE of Texas visited his mother.
Elder SONNY CARTER of Oklahoma City visited his father and sister.
Mrs. WILLIE B. HAYNES is ill.
Rev. J. C. KEMP of Ardmore and son C. L. KEMP visited Mrs. Love.

Thursday, August 21, 1941

Murder Suspect Held for Car Theft
A suspected auto thief and parole violator was held in the county jail today as a suspect in the Sunday night slaying of an 18 year old girl near Warwick, Okla. Booked as BUFORD CATHEY, the man was questioned with the Sunday night strangling of BILLIE GRAYSON. State news reports that 12 year old HELEN GRINDSTAFF, who escaped Sunday night from the car in which Miss Grayson was last seen, would be here today to check his identity. He is held in the county jail jailed with stealing an auto from PAUL STRAUGHAN at Mill Creek early Friday. The car was returned to Straughan Sunday night by Cathey’s sister…
Sheriff CHARLIE GILLIAM, who with deputy CHARLES DRY, found BUFORD CATHEY hidden in a built-in cabinet at Roff Tuesday. They were after Cathey for car theft.

Mrs. B. F. Moore
Mrs. B. F. MOORE of Connerville fell dead of a heart ailment at her home Sunday evening. The attack came as she was cooking fish she had helped catch earlier in the evening. Burial was at Stonewall Monday. Her husband has been running a saw mill at Connerville.

Visiting in Denison, Texas Saturday were Miss JOYCE LESTER, Miss LOIS LANDRAM, RAY MCLAUGHLIN, HAROLD KING and Mr. and Mrs. CORBIN O’BRYAN.
Miss BILLYE LEWIS will attend a conference at Stillwater.
Mr. and Mrs. PECK PENNINGTON of Norman are visiting here.
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. REEVES, BILLY DREW, and Mr. and Mrs. R. REEVES of McAlester visited at Ada.
Mrs. BEN MCLAUGHLIN will visit relatives at Stephenville, Texas.

News From Our Colored Friends by Mrs. R. T. James
Mrs. EMMA EPPERSON’S grandchildren from Tulsa visited here en route to Texas.
Mrs. MAUD BURTON of Wichita, Kansas, spent the weekend with her sister Mrs. JOE WILSON and visited friends.
DAVID LOVE and wife of Texas returned home after visiting his mother and grandmother here.
Mrs. CECIL CHEADLE and FANNIE LOVE are visited her husband and mother.
Services were well attended at Peaceful Rest Baptist Church Sunday with Elder HURVEY preaching two sermons.
Elder Hurvey, Rev. J. C. KEMP and Mrs. EMMA EPPERSON were Sunday dinner guests of Mrs. ROBERT HAYES.
Mr. and Mrs. T. MILES announce the birth of a baby girl.
Mrs. NELLIE HARRIS of Altus, Mr. and Mrs. LUTHER CARTER and son of Wichita, Kansas, visited the home of their father, MARSHALL CARTER, and Mrs. MOLLIE STEPHENS.
Mr. and Mrs. Luther Carter and son dined with Mr. and Mrs. LANDY STEPHENS.
Mrs. CHRISTINE CHEADLE, wife of O. C. CHEADLE and daughter of CLAY SEVERSON, died Sunday night. Burial was in the Wylie cemetery.

Thursday, August 28, 1941

Washita School
Insurance will be carried on all children riding buses to the Washita school this year, WOODROW COBB, superintendent, said. Increase in high attendance, as result of addition of Nida, Bee and Blackjack to the school transportation area. Faculty: Woodrow Cobb; CLOVIE MAE LOWE, JUANITA BOYD, ABIGAIL LAKE, DOROTHY NELL SWINNEY, NAN HUNTER, ESTELLE CLARK. Bus drivers: BILL MARTIN of Nida and TOBE BRIGGS of Washita.

News From Our Colored Friends by Mrs. R. T. James
Mrs. ANNA GREEN, who is 76 years old, received many presents on her birthday last Tuesday.
Services at the First Baptist Church were conducted by Rev. HARRIS of Grandfield, Okla.
Mrs. DALLIE YOUNG has purchased a home in Tishomingo and plans to be here by the time school begins.
Mrs. W. L. KENNEDY left to join her mother and daughter for a visit at Stringtown.

Mr. and Mrs. MOSE HARRIS of Rawlins, Wyoming, are visiting the JIM BARNES home.

CECIL FITZSIMMONS and ROYCE ARNOLD of Fillmore, California, are guests of R. N. SWANSON.
O. L. HENDRIX and family of Ardmore visited the J. E. GASTENEAU home.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. MARTIN shopped in Tishomingo.
Mrs. NINA STANDHILL of Seminole and JOHN HARRIS of Arizona visited Mrs. JOHN HARRIS.
Mr. and Mrs. MARVIN HATCH visited at Healdton.
The RAY PHILLIPS family visited here.
Mrs. WES AKINS and Mrs. TWEEDY visited Mrs. JOE LYONS.
Mr. and Mrs. J. K. MCGEHEE shopped in Tishomingo.
Mrs. And Mrs. J. E. GASTANEAU, R. H. SWANSON and son BOBBY were in Mill Creek.
Mrs. ANNIE LAND of Jackson, Mississippi, is visiting the JOHN OZMENT home. She is visiting her sister, Mrs. SARAH MCCAUSE, who lives with her daughter Mrs. Ozment. Other guests in the Ozment home were the CLARENCE WEAVER family and Mr. and Mrs. WESLEY SETTLE and son HASKELL of Gracemont.
Miss GERNETTA WRIGHT, Mr. and Mrs. FOSTER WRIGHT of Wapanucka visited Miss SARAH LOU PHILLIPS and Mr. and Mrs. JOHN OZMENT.
Mrs. MABRY visited her sister at Kingston.
ESTELLE PARKER and children returned home to Seminole
The A. J. NUNLEY family of Kingston visited the DEE SMITH home and the WHITE HALLMARK home.
Mr. and Mrs. PIG FIELDS of San Antonio, Texas, visited relatives here.
Mrs. DENTON SHARP and two little sons of Edmond visited the CLARK CAPERTON home.
Mr. and Mrs. LEO SMITH had business in Ardmore.
ELMER GASSAWAY accepted the position as bus driver with the school board to replace BRYAN MOORE who, with his family, are in California.

Thursday, September 4, 1941

Mrs. Parkey
Funeral services for Mrs. M. G. PARKEY, Johnston County resident for the past 25 years, were held at the First Methodist Church Sunday afternoon. Rev. L. E. SHACKELFORD of the church officiated with Rev. C. H. WARD assisting. Mrs. Parkey died at her home Saturday after an illness of seven weeks, of pneumonia and complications. Her grandsons were pallbearers. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. LUTHER HARBERT of Tishomingo, Mrs. G. F. COOPER of Birmingham, Alabama; five sons, I. C. PARKEY of Keller, Texas; TAYLOR PARKEY of Granite; M. G. PARKEY Jr. of Tishomingo, NED PARKEY of Fort Worth, Texas; and JACK PARKEY of Dallas, Texas; 17 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Burial was in the Tishomingo cemetery beside her husband who died two years ago. Chapman funeral home had charge.

Mr. and Mrs. DALE WOLFE, Mrs. MOZELL DAVIS and children visited the BILL GRISHAM family at Bromide
The JOHN TIPSON family of Coleman visited the DENNIS DEAN family and the BILL DAVIDSON family.
Miss DREDA MILLER of Hopewell visited Miss GENNIE LOU BONDS.
The EDMOND KREBBS family visited the VIRGIL WALLACE family.
The HOMER NELSON family visited the JIM COMBS family.
Mrs. GUSSIE BONDS visited the ERBIE LOADER family.
Miss CORENE NELSON visited Miss GLADYS WHITE at Tishomingo.
Mr. and Mrs. LIGE DEAN and BUSTER DEAN of Eli, HAZEL DEAN and LLOYD COLLINS of Rock Creek visited the ELMER DEAN home.
The ERBIE LOADER family of Texas visited the RICH BONDS home.
Mr. and Mrs. BUSTER NELSON and son LLOYD, JOHN WEST, Miss RUTH WEST, and Miss BILL KING visited Miss ANNIE WEST at Bach(?).
Mr. and Mrs. CECIL KISER are at McKinney, Texas where he is employed.
Mrs. RUTH KREBBS and children visited the HUBERT KREBBS home at Wade.

News From Our Colored Friends by Mrs. R. T. James
Mrs. DOLLY YOUNG of Mead is making her home in Tishomingo.
Prof. H. TAYLOR, principal of Booker T. Washington school, and his staff of teachers, met with the city superintendent Aug. 30.
Mrs. ETTA MOORE of Chicago, Illinois, Mrs. KATIE IRVIN of Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. SALLIE MAE PATTON of Ardmore came with Mrs. CRISP and were guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. T. James.
Rev. NEWTON of Chickasha is visiting his wife here.
The program at the C.M.E. church was well attended. After the program, ice cream was served at the home of Mr. and Mrs. BILL MCKENNEY.
Mrs. BOB HAYES is visiting in Denison, Texas.

Mr. and Mrs. GARDNER of Houston, Texas are visiting their daughter Mrs. ORVILLE MCGEEHEE.
Mr. and Mrs. JOHN HARRIS attended the rodeo at Tishomingo.
Mr. and Mrs. DENTON SHARPE of Edmond, formerly of Ravia, have a new baby boy, named DAVID PATRICK.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. PETERMAN and Mrs. EVERETT HARRIS visited the RAY PHILLIPS family at Ardmore.

Thursday, September 11, 1941

Vinet A. Fine
Funeral services for VINET ALFONSO FINE, age 40, many years a resident of Mannsville, were held at the Mannsville Church of Christ Monday with JOHN W. PIGG, minister at the Madill church, officiating. Mr. Fine had lived at Ardmore the past three years, his death followed four years of illness. Surviving are his wife PEARL; two sons JIMMY and BILLY; one daughter ANN; one brother and four sisters. Interment in the Mannsville cemetery arranged by Watts funeral home of Watts.

A 15 pound boy born to Mr. and Mrs. L. A. VANZANT last week was described by Dr. W. E. HOWARD as being ‘in the best of health.’ The child is the second largest delivered by the doctor in his practice. He has been practicing since 1898.

Miss ELIZABETH REYNOLDS, a missionary from Iran, will be special guest and principal speaker at a tea given by the ladies of the Presbyterian Church Missionary Society at the church Sept. 15. Miss Reynolds, missionary to Persia for 15 years, is a native of Oklahoma and a daughter of Dr. and Mrs. W. T. REYNOLDS of Pauls Valley. Her lecture will probably concern leprosy since her work is among leprous people.

Thursday, September 18, 1841

G. Sampson
GEORGE SAMPSON, who died in a taxi here last Thursday, was buried at the Pontotoc cemetery. Indian rites were used at the grave. Sampson succumbed last Thursday morning as he was being brought to the Indian agent here for examination and treatment. He is a brother of JIM SAMPSON and lived with him at the time. Chapman funeral home had charge.

Mother of J. Parks Dies
Mrs. MARY ELIZABETH PARKS, mother of JIM PARKS, local café operator, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. BILL PENDLETON in Dallas Sunday afternoon. She was 84 at time of death. Funeral services were held Monday and burial was at Rose Hill cemetery in Dallas. She is survived by four sons and two daughters.

BILL AYERS brought in the first bale of cotton.

News From Our Colored Friends by Mrs. R. T. James
Mrs. EMMA HART returned from visiting her brother at Altus.
Mrs. CLARA WHITE of Seattle, Washington, is visiting her sister Mrs. BUCK WILLIAMS.
H. P. PERKINS of St. Louis, Missouri, is visiting his mother and relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. CECIL THURSTON and Mr. and Mrs. VIRGIL COLLINS, all of Ada, visited their mother Mrs. PAULINE PERKINS.
Mrs. SAMMY CHEADLE returned home after spending a few weeks with her husband in Coalgate.
Elder NEWTON left for Chickasha after visiting his wife who is teaching here.
T. M. CRISP, coach in an Ardmore high school, visited his wife here, who is one of the teachers in Tishomingo.
Prof. H. TAYLOR and wife spent the weekend in Ardmore.
CLAUDE LOVE will enter school at Chickasha.
Mr. and Mrs. MILES JACKSON of Boggy visited Mr. and Mrs. N. A. CROCKETT.
Mr. JACKON, a brother of Mrs. CROCKETT, was here and met his oldest sister Mrs. ALICE LOVE.

Sister of Local Man Dies at Morris
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. YOUNG returned from Morris after attending the funeral of Mr. Young’s mother, Mrs. ELIZABETH POE YOUNG. Services were conducted from the First Methodist Church with Rev. M. M. MONK officiating.

Miss JACQUELINE BLACKBURN visited her grandmother, Mrs. MITCHELL here. She will be a technician at the Veterans Hospital at Sulphur.

A. D. BRYANT left to visit at Nashville, Tennessee.

Thursday, October 2, 1941

Mrs. Worcester
Funeral services for Mrs. OVERTON WORCESTER were held at the Baptist church at Bromide Tuesday afternoon with Rev. J. R. CARTWRIGHT officiating. Mrs. Worcester died of a heart attack at her home in Bromide Monday. Born in Miami in 1869, she was 72 years old. She lived in this territory about 60 years. She married March 28,1907. Survivors include her husband; four children, ELOISE MASON of Clarita, RUFUS JAMES, Mrs. MAMIE MEELER and Mrs. ROSS MCDONALD, all of Bromide. Burial was in the family cemetery two miles east of Bromide, arranged by Chapman funeral home.

ROY L. BUCKHANON and DAN G. GARDNER, both of Milburn, enlisted in the U. S. Army Air Corps, through the Ardmore recruiting office, Sgt. J. W. TAYLOR, army recruiter.

Marriage licenses: JOHNNIE F. VESTAL of Fillmore and Miss REBA N. CARTER of Milburn; ROY HARRIS of Coleman and Miss ODESSA HOLLAND of Kenefic; HARBEN A. SIMMONS and Miss ALICE A. GRIMES, both of Denton, Texas.

Adopt Son
Mr. and Mrs. JACK H. SMITH announced the adoption of a second son, 5 month old RICHARD JOSEPH SMITH. The Smiths formerly lived here now at Madill. Their other son, HAYS, will be two years old Nov. 7. The new baby’s birthday is April 7.

News From Our Colored Friends by Mrs. R. T. James
Rev. ARNOLD AUSTIN of Fort Haruchcua, Arizona, and Mrs. LILLIA B AUSTIN of Tatums visited their parents Mr. and Mrs. R. T. James. Arnold will leave on the 16th for camp.
A. C. MAYFIELD, who was called home because of his mother’s death, will leave for Fort Hauchcua on the 16th.
Coach T. M. CRISP of Ardmore accompanied Mrs. Crisp to Tishomingo to the football game.
Mrs. PEARL HARRIS was a guest of Mr. and Mrs. JAMES.
Mr. and Mrs. M. ANDERSON of Chickasha visited here. They visited Mrs. INEZ AYTOH who is ill.

Thursday, October 23, 1941

Funeral services for ANDREW J. WRIGHT, who passed away at the family residence here October 15, were held at the Church of God at Ravia, last Thursday. Mr. Wright, who was born Dec. 25, 1868, died last week following an illness of several months. He is survived by his wife, BERTHA WRIGHT; three sons, MERLIN, ANDREW, and JODIE WRIGHT; on daughter, Mrs. PEARLIE COCKRAN/COCHRAN, and eight grandchildren; two brothers, JOHN WRIGHT of Ravia and WILL WRIGHT of California; and a sister, Mrs. SUSIE STANDIFER of Wapanucka. Burial in the Milburn cemetery arranged by Chapman funeral home.

Thursday, October 30, 1941

SON WOLFE of Egypt visited the JOE WOLFE home.
Mrs. PEARL NELSON and Misses CORENE and ORA MAE NELSON visited the JOE NELSON home.
The SAM AKINS family and the R. C. BURGESS family of Denison, Texas, visited the ED PATTEN/PATTON home.
The JOE WOLFE family visited the DALE WOLFE home.
Visiting the FERMON NELSON home were the EDGEL NELSON family of Tulsa, the PETE DANIELS family, CHANT LEE KING and Miss BILL KING.
The ELVIN COMBS family visited the JIM COMBES home.
The PETE DANIELS family visited the ANDERSON TIPTON home at Coleman.
The ELMER DEAN family visited the BUSTER NELSON home.
The ELVIN COMBES family visited the HOMER NELSON home.
Mrs. BUD HORTON of Hopewell visited Mrs. BILL KING.
The ALVIE MURPHEE family visited the ANDERSON TIPTON family.
Mrs. ESTELLE NELSON and baby of Tulsa and Mrs. LILLIE DANIELS visited Mrs. PEARL ASKEW.
Mrs. KATY MILLS and children visited Mrs. IRENE MOSLEY.

News From Our Colored Friends by Mrs. R. T. JAMES
Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Baptist church for Grandmother KEZZIA LOVE, who died Saturday at her daughter’s home in Tishomingo, following an extended illness. Rev. L. H. HERVY, pastor of the Peaceful Rest Baptist Church, was in charge of the service. Interment in the Colbert cemetery arranged by Ragsdale funeral home. Grandmother Love is survived by three daughters, four sons, two brothers, and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. JACK STEWARD of Texas visited his sister Mrs. JOE GADDIS and Mr. Gaddis here.
FODIA ROSS and wife, SARA ROSS and her sister of Oklahoma City were called to the bedside of their mother, Mrs. SOPHIA ROSS Sunday.
Prof. T. M. CRISP visited Mrs. Crisp here.
Rev. NEWTON of Chickasha and wife visited his brother at Ada.
Rev. FRANCIS, pastor of the First Baptist Church, was called to Milo to attend the funeral of one of his deacons. ED HAYNON, W. M. FORD and VIOLA went with him.

Johnson Grove
CHARLIE GIBSON and family visited his daughter Mrs. MYRTLE STEVENS in Tishomingo.
DEE SELF and family of Albuquerque, N. M., are visiting his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. SELF.
ERNEST L. WRIGHT of the U. S. Marines returned to San Diego, California, after visiting his mother Mrs. VERDA JONES.
Mr. and Mrs. CALVIN RAY and little daughter DOROTHY MAE of Ardmore visited the MONROE JONES home.

Thursday, November 6, 1941

Dr. Howard
Funeral services for Dr. WILLIAM HOWARD, Tishomingo physician who died in a Fort Worth hospital Nov. 3, were held there Tuesday with interment in the Mount Olive cemetery. Dr. Howard, who had lived in Tishomingo since Sept., 1939, was 71 years old at time of death. Born in Tennessee on Dec. 20, 1869, he came to Oklahoma from Arkansas before statehood and practiced medicine in the state since that time. Before coming to Tishomingo, he had offices in Milburn. He is survived by his wife, five sons and three daughters by a former marriage.

Frank Norton Killed
FRANK NORTON, age 52, of Troy was killed instantly last Friday afternoon when the truck in which he was riding was struck by a fast freight at a railroad crossing near Troy. Funeral services were held last Sunday at Mannsville with Rev. J. T. BELL officiating. Norton is survived by his wife and five children, and one brother, TMO (TOM?) NORTON of Mannsville. Chapman funeral home was in charge.

Wapanucka News by WALTER DUNN
Mrs. SADIE LEONARD, one of the oldest residents of Wapanucka, celebrated her 80th birthday Sunday, Nov. 2. She had as guests all of her children and some friends. Mother LEONARD, as she is known, was the recipient of several gifts, among them face powder and lotions, as she keeps abreast of the times, she uses them, too. Mr. and Mrs. R. N. DUSTIN, Mr. and Mrs. L. MUSGRAVES, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. LEONARD and daughter ROBERTA; Mr. and Mrs. Leonard of Lindsay, and Mrs. ANNA ROACH of Oklahoma City attended.
CLEATUS KILE MORAN, formerly of Wapanucka, was a member of the graduating class of the Air Corps Advanced Flying School at Kelly Field, Texas, Oct. 31, at the Post there.

Thursday, November 13, 1941

Mrs. Ashley
Mrs. H. V. ASHLEY, mother of Mrs. J. C. GREGORY of Tishomingo, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. M. HARRELL at El Reno, last week. Mrs. Ashley was formerly a resident of Tishomingo. Funeral services were held at the Nazarene church last Thursday with Rev. W. O. FELTS officiating. Burial was in the Tishomingo cemetery. Born in Alabama in 1859, Mrs. Ashley was 82 years old at time of her death. She was a member of the Methodist church from early in life until death. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. L. M. HARRELL of El Reno, Mrs. J. C. GREGORY of Tishomingo, and Mrs. L. M. WARD of Bonita, Okla., and one son, J. H. SLOAN of Ardmore, 26 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Miracles Still Happen in 1941
DAN HARGRAVES, a farmer who lives on Snake River near Bixby, lost all his livestock and crops when the creek, which runs through his farm, spread over the lowlands. Dan went out to clean up the driftwood that had accumulated. As he began removing the debris, he stumbled over a pile of pecans washed from any farms upstream. When the water receded, it miraculously left pecans in stacks on the Hargraves farm. Saturday, Hargraves hauled 7000 pounds of pecan to market. It netted him $500 cash, more money that he had ever made from his farm in any one year.

The PETE MAYTUBBY family visited the A.T. CARAWAY home.
A. T. CARAWAY and Mr. and Mrs. PETE MAYTUBBY went to Sulphur.
Mr. and Mrs. JESS GREENWOOD and JULIUS GREENWOOD visited the A. T. CARAWAY family.
The LLOYD MCDONALD family visited Mrs. WILL QUINTON and children.
Mrs. BESSIE MAYTUBBY and children were in Tishomingo.
The TOM KEEL family visited Mrs. BESSIE MAYTUBBY and children.

News From Our Colored Friends by Mrs. R. T. James
The Booker T. Washington Bulldogs took a 14 to 9 victory over the Madill Wildcats Friday. W. C. COLLINS coaches the Wildcats and H. L. TAYLOR coaches the Bulldogs.
Elder HAYNES and wife of Texas are visiting Mrs. ELIZABETH MONTGOMERY this week. While here, Elder Haynes is preaching at the Baptist church.
Mrs. OPHELIA HIGGINS and sister Miss OBELIA KENNEDY of Oklahoma City are visiting their mother Mrs. MARY KENNEDY and brothers, Mr. and Mrs. SAM KENNEDY and W. L. KENNEDY, and Mrs. Higgins’ daughter, Mr. and Mrs. NOLEN SANDERS.
DAVID LOVE from Fort Sill was home on furlough. He visited his father and mother.
FRANK LOVE of Oklahoma City visited his brother ELMORE LOVE.
FLOYD LOVE, formerly of Tishomingo, now of Oklahoma City, visited his parents Mr. and Mrs. NED LOVE and his grandmother Mrs. ELIZA HALL.
Coach T. M. CRISP of Ardmore spent the weekend here and reports a victory of 13 to 0 last Thursday night.
Mrs. BERTHA STEVENSON, wife of CLAY STEVENSON, died Friday night and was buried Saturday in Wylie cemetery. Services were at the First Baptist Church with the pastor, Rev. FRANKS, officiating.

J. K. PETERMAN, HERMAN HATCH, and HERSHELL POGUE are expected from Grand Junction, Colorado where they have been in the CCC camp there.
J. C. WADSWORTH of Iowa Park, Texas, is visiting his mother Mrs. FRANK SKAGGS.
Rev. OPSETTA and wife of Lindsay attended the fellowship meeting at the Church of God here.
The C. B. FIELDS family visited the ERNEST FIELDS home.
The NATHAN BRASHIER family of Milburn visited the J. J. WAWELY(?) home.
WYATH TATE of Milburn visited S. C. GOFORTH.
Mrs. LUDIE DEAVER visited her daughter Mrs. HAZEL MARTIN at Tishomingo.
Mr. and Mrs. SMALLWOOD of Denison, Texas, visited Mr. JONES and MORRIS MOORE this week.
Mrs. TERRY is improved.
Mrs. LEM GREENWOOD visited Mrs. S. C. GOFORTH.
CLARK CAPERTON, employed at Abilene, Texas, visited Mrs. Caperton and Sydney Paul.
Mrs. HAZEL JAMES and son TOMMY MACK of Blanchard visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. Terry.
Mrs. BEN BROWNING went to Tishomingo.

J. A. Seay Weds
J. A. SEAY, 73 year old wealthy county pioneer, is honeymooning in Kansas today, following his marriage to Mrs. MOLLY DONALDSON of Parsons, Kansas, in Durant on Nov. 4. Vows were exchanged at the Methodist church at Durant with Rev. FRED MESEH officiating.

Card of thanks from the family of JAMES MONROE PANNELL. Signed by Mrs. J. M. PANNELL and children of Pontotoc.

Thursday, November 27, 1941

Death Claims Two Pioneer Residents of This County

Funeral services for WILLIAM MADISON LUCAS, one of the early pioneers of this county, were held November 15 at the Tishomingo Baptist church with JNO. J. STOBAUGH officiating and Rev. FRED STUMPP assisting. A prominent citizen of Tishomingo more than 45 years, Mr. Lucas came as a young teacher, later admitted to the bar and, at time of his death, was the oldest member of the local bar from standpoint of practice. Many years ago he left his practice to engage in extensive real estate and agricultural operations. He was owner of much property in Tishomingo and the county. Mr. Lucas was born in 1863 in Alabama, son of Mr. and Mrs. EDWIN P. LUCAS. His parents were founders of what is now Armstrong & Co. in Tishomingo. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. ZULA LUCAS; stepdaughter Mrs. GEORGE TAYLOR of Ada; stepson LEM BURRIS of Enid; two brothers, H. LUCAS of Shawnee and E. R. LUCAS of Tishomingo; and one sister Mrs. C. H. HOLLAND of Tishomingo. Members of the Tishomingo Bar Association served as pallbearers. Interment was in the family plot at the city cemetery, arranged by Chapman funeral home.

‘Uncle JOE’ BYNUM, 86 year old pioneer resident of this county, died in Oklahoma City last Sunday. Funeral services were held Monday at the Chapman funeral home chapel in Tishomingo. Rev. C. H. WARD of the Presbyterian-Christian Church officiated. Mr. Bynum was born in Oklahoma and lived in this state all his life. He was a former Indian Territory judge. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. GERTRUDE BYNUM; children, Mrs. FRANK BOURLAND of Ada, Mrs. RAMONA MADDEN of Ardmore; JOE BYNUM of Shafter, California; ROSS BYNUM of Tishomingo, COLBERT BYNUM of Tishomingo, Mrs. WYNONA PARKER of Tishomingo, Mrs. H. B. DAVIS of Tishomingo, and Mrs. LUCY COLLINS of Ardmore, 41 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Six grandsons of the Bourland family acted as pallbearers. Burial was in the city cemetery.

Mrs. J. C. MARTIN of Tishomingo visited her mother Mrs. A. L. DEAVER.
Mrs. W. A. WALLER was called to the bedside of her son, MARVIN SILGER, who underwent an operation at Denison, Texas.
Mrs. JOHN K. MCGEEHEE/MCGEHEE has the flu.
Word was received here from Mrs. A. B. LANGSTON of California that her daughter, RUBY DAISY, had passed away. The family had lived here years ago.
Mr. and Mrs. ORVILLE MCGEEHEE shopped in Tishomingo.
Mrs. NED FUTCH shopped in Tishomingo.
Mr. and Mrs. J. K. PETERMAN, J. E. CLEMENT, and Mrs. L. D. PARKHILL were guests of Mrs. FRED COTHRAN.
Mrs. WHITT HALLMARK and Mrs. JOHN WRIGHT attended the sale in Tishomingo.
Mrs. LEO SMITH has been ill.

News From Our Colored Friends by Mrs. R. T. James
Mr. and Mrs. FRANK LOVE of Oklahoma City visited his brother Mr. and Mrs. ELMORE LOVE. While here, they went hunting and fishing.
Elder STEVE BUTHCER left for Dallas to visit his daughters, CARRIE JAMES and WILLIE MEANA BENNETT.
Mr. and Mrs. JAMES of Tatums brought their daughters, LEOTA VOE, DOROTHY MAE and IRMAGEAN to enter school here. They are at the home of their grandparents Mr. and Mrs. R. T. JAMES.
RECK CHEADLE took his wife to the hospital at Oklahoma city.
Mrs. CRISP, Mrs. NEWTON and others attended the funeral of Mr. Taylor’s sister last Thursday at Ardmore.
Mr. and Mrs. OLDEN IKARD moved into their house.
Mrs. MARY KENNEDY was a dinner guest of Mr. and Mrs. R. T. James.

Thursday, December 4, 1941

Isaac Sparks at Mill Creek
ISAAC SPARKS, age 77, of Mill Creek died at his home there Friday following an illness of only three days. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the school house in Mill Creek with Rev. ROBERT J. SMITH of the First Methodist Church of Ardmore officiating. Mr. Sparks had lived in Mill Creek more than 40 years and was superintendent of the Methodist Sunday school during those years. Born in Tennessee in 1864, Mrs. Sparks later moved to Johnston County where he spent the rest of his life. He married here to Mrs. NELLIE SPARKS. Surviving include his wife, Mrs. Nellie Sparks; three sons, ELMO SPARKS and FRANK SPARKS of Mill Creek, and PAUL SPARKS of Oklahoma City; three daughters, Mrs. CYRUS PENNER of Mill Creek, Mrs. G.M. CUNNINGHAM of Ardmore and Mrs. W. W. RABON of Madill. Grandchildren surviving are Mrs. CLARENCE BURRIS of Fort Worth, JACK PENNER and ODESSA SPARKS both of Mill Creek, and GENE MARSHALL CUNNINGHAM of Ardmore. Burial was in the Mill Creek cemetery arranged by the Spires funeral home of Sulphur.

McCurry Dies at Wapanucka
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon for Mrs. A. E. MCCURRY, long time resident of Wapanucka, who died at her home there Friday following a long illness. Rev. SHED conducted the services at the Baptist church. Born in South Carolina in 1878 / 1873, Mrs. McCurry married A. E. McCurry on Feb. 25, 1895. They moved to Wapanucka in 1918. Besides her husband, she is survived by nine sons, CURTIS, HORACE, ELLIS, WATSON, LINIS, ODELL, DON and DEWEY MCCURRY all of Wapanucka; ELDO MCCURRY of Artesia, California; and one daughter Mrs. EUNICE DARBISON of Wapanucka. Other relatives are brothers, J. H. DAVIS of Ranger, Texas and W. L. DAVIS of Post, Texas; sisters, Mrs. SALLY HARRIS and Mrs. ELLA ADAMS of Georgia. Interment in the Wapanucka Rose Hill cemetery arranged by Keith & Son funeral home.

Thursday, December 18, 1941

J. M. Raper
Funeral services for JAMES MERIDITH RAPER, pioneer resident of Johnston County, who died Tuesday morning at his home in Sulphur, were held Wednesday. Rev. W. I. LOWE, pastor of the First Baptist Church at Davis, officiated with burial in the Condon Grove cemetery. Rev. Raper was born in Tennessee, moving to this county 48 years ago. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. MARY RAPER, five sons and five daughters. Pallbearers were grandsons, NORMAN POWELL, BEN CRAVATT, FOCH SNIDER, JIMMY RAPER, ODIE RAPER and GUY RAPER.

Nida Resident Dies
WILLIAM HENRY SHARPE, 41 year resident of Nida, died December 9 following a stroke at his home. He was rushed to a Durant hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival. A prominent farmer and stockman in the Nida community, Mr. Sharpe was born Feb. 9, 1890 in Delta County, Texas and lived in the Nida community since 1900 except for a few years during which he made his home at Ada. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. L. E. SHACKELFORD, Tishomingo minister, were held at the Nida school house last Thursday. Music was provided by the Pennington Family Quartet. Interment was in the city cemetery arranged by Chapman funeral home. Pallbearers were WILL GOETTINGS, JIM HENDRICKS, ROY RICHARDSON, BEN BALLARD, BILL DEVAULT and BEN MUCKLEROY. Surviving him are his wife, ANNIE SHARPE, and son CHESTER SHARPE both of Nida.

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