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Mostly obits Jan.-June 1937 Tishomingo paper
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The Tishomingo Capital-Democrat
Tishomingo, Oklahoma

Thursday, January 14, 1937

Accused Looting
Arrested for burglary of a safe in Ballew’s Hardware store in Wapanucka were: SHERMAN BALLEW, son of the woman who owns the store; VANNOY TAYLOR, OMAR BROWN, and ALFRED PRITCHARD.

Ravia Merchant Passes Thursday
JAMES E. HATHORN, age 50, merchant in Ravia the past 10 years, died at his home there, Tuesday, following a 15 day illness, pneumonia. Services were held at the Baptist church at Ravia Wednesday with Rev. W. I. LOWE of Tishomingo officiating. Mr. Hathorn is survived by his wife, Mrs. J. E. Hathorn; a brother, D. A. HATHORN of Ravia; two sisters, Mrs. MABEL HERRIN of Los Angeles, California and Mrs. WINNIE WEAVER of Wewoka. Interment was in the Ravia cemetery.

Thursday, January 21, 1937

Sherman Ballew was bound over on charge of second degree burglary. Vannoy Taylor, Omar Brown and Alfred Pritchard were released because of lack of evidence.

Former Postmaster Dies Heart Trouble
R. C. FLEMING, Tishomingo postmaster or assistant postmaster for 20 years, died after a brief illness with heart trouble at his home in Oklahoma City Sunday. He moved from Tishomingo about three years ago and at the time of his death, was chief auditor of the Oklahoma City WPA office. Funeral services were held here Monday afternoon with Rev. A. A. PUCKETT of the Methodist church officiating. Interment was in the Fisher family plot at the city cemetery, arranged by Chapman funeral home. Pallbearers: LEE FRANCIS, MACK RUTHERFORD, C. E. MCCALL, ANDY ARMSTRONG, LUTHER HARBERT and BOB HARRIS. Surviving are his widow, one daughter MARY FLEMING; three brothers and one sister. Relatives here for the funeral were J. T. FLEMING of Cleburne, Texas; Mrs. TOMLINSON of Pauls Valley, Mrs. AGNES FISHER COLBERT of Ponca City, Mrs. HAL MULDROW of Norman, Mr. and Mrs. FISHER MULDROW of Ardmore; Mr. and Mrs. ALVIN MULDROW of Pauls Valley. Fleming was a member of the Scottish Rite Consistory of McAlester and was prominent in Masonic work and active in state Republican politics.

SUE VAN NOY, high school journalism teacher, is in an Oklahoma City hospital with typhoid fever.

Wm. Claude Hurt, farmer living near Wapanucka, died of heart trouble at his home last Thursday. Funeral services were held Friday with Rev. J. R. CARTWRIGHT of Wapanucka officiating. Interment was in the Enterprise cemetery directed by Chapman funeral home. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. PEARL HURT; three brothers, ROY HURT of Madill, JAMES HURT of Wapanucka, and JOHN HURT of Earlmart(?), California; two sisters, Mrs. MAUD MARKAL of Wapanucka and Mrs. MARY HUDSON of Fillmore.

GEORGE E. SIPES, pioneer Milburn resident, dropped dead in the yard at his home there last Friday morning. Funeral services were held at the church at Milburn Saturday with Rev. W. I. LOWE of the Tishomingo Baptist church officiating. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. V. GARDINER(?blurred) of McAlester, and a son ALPHA SIPES of Oklahoma City, and seven grandchildren.

Merchant Dies at Ravia
J. E. HATHORN, long time merchant and active business man, passed away last week after a long illness of pneumonia. Mr. Hathorn had been an active business man in Ravia for the past 10 years. His survivors include his wife; one brother, D. K. HATHORN of Ravia, and two sisters. All were present except for one sister who lives in California. Pallbearers: ED FIELDS, J. E. FIELDS, VIRGIL COGDILL, BEN BROWNING, JIM PATE and C. B. FIELDS. The rites were read by Rev. Mrs. JULIA STANDRIGE of Madill and interment in the Ravia cemetery directed by the Watts funeral home.
Buried in Ravia
Mrs. RHODA HILL, who had lived at Ravia until she recently moved to Berwyn, passed away at Berwyn last week. The body was brought to Ravia for burial. Funeral services were conduced by Rev. SNOWE of Ardmore.
Thursday, January 28, 1937

Former Teacher Dies
THOMAS THORNTON, former superintendent of the Frisco two teacher school, who had resigned to accept the principalship of Mill Creek high school, died Sunday morning after he had drunk a quantity of sulphuric acid. … Survivors include his wife and two children.

Aged Milburn Woman Dies of Pneumonia
Mrs. JANIE ANNIE LUDEWELL, age 75, died of pneumonia at her home in Milburn. She had been ill only a short while. Funeral services were held at the home under the direction of R. S. MACKEY of the Church of Christ. Interment was in the Russett cemetery arranged by Chapman funeral home. Surviving are six children, O. F. LUDEWELL, Mrs. ALLIE WRIGHT, Mrs. BIRDIE KING, W. B. LUDEWELL, Mrs. ESTHER PORTER and Mrs. MAUD HOWARD.

Milburn Man Dies
ROY DEATON, age 33, died at a Durant hospital last Thursday after a week’s illness with ptomaine poisoning. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Union church at Milburn with Rev. W. I. LOVE, Tishomingo Baptist minister, officiating. Interment was arranged by Chapman funeral home. Pallbearers: PEARL BALLARD, BILLY FLY, J. H. MURK, HUGH BLOUNT, C. H. KEELING, and KENNETH CLARK. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. FRANKIE DEATON; small son ROY DEATON; parents Mr. and Mrs. E. W. DEATON; three brothers and two sisters. He was the nephew of JOHN DEATON, for many years a merchant in Tishomingo. Deaton had been living at Nowata where he was employed by the highway department. He and his family were visiting relatives in Milburn and on the Saturday before his death, became ill. He was taken to a Durant hospital where his illness was diagnosed as ptomaine poisoning.

Thursday, February 4, 1937

Frank Owens
FRANK OWENS, age 59 succumbed to pneumonia at his home nine miles north of Tishomingo Sunday morning. Funeral services were held at the residence Tuesday afternoon with Rev. W. I. LOVE, pastor of the Baptist church, officiating. Interment in a family plot a short distance from the home was arranged by Chapman funeral home. Owens is survived by his wife and three children, the eldest ROBERT is a student at Haskell Institute. Owens was born in McAlester, but his family came to Johnston County when he was a child and he lived here practically most of his life. He had been in interested in county politics and made several strong races for county officers. He was a full blood Chickasaw.

Found Dead in Home
JOHN PALMER, 60 year old hermit, was found dead Tuesday on the floor of his hut near the south city limits of Tishomingo. He had been dead at least 60 hours. Death was attributed by Dr. J. T. LOONEY, county health physician, and RUSSELL CHAPMAN, undertaker, to any of three major causes, cold, starvation over a period of time, or a stroke. Palmer had been in extremely poor health the past few months. Although not bedfast, he kept close to his shack. His body was discovered after Rev. W. H. DAVIS, pastor of the Nazarene church, called to bring the man some food and see about his well-being. … Palmer had lived here by himself for many years and had no known relatives. He was buried by the county in a pauper’s grave Wednesday morning.

Mrs. Martha Cottrell
Funeral services were held Monday at the Methodist Church directed by Rev. A. A. PUCKETT, pastor, for Mrs. MARTHA TOMLINSON COTTRELL, age 85, who died Sunday at the home of her son, Dr. W. P. COTTRELL, in Oklahoma City. Interment was in the Milburn cemetery. Mrs. Cottrell was the grandmother of Mrs. PANSY COTTRELL ROAN, wife of the proprietor of the Roan’s Drug Store in Tishomingo. Other survivors include another son, W. K. COTTRELL of Tulsa; three grandchildren, Mrs. VIRGINIA COTTRELL CLEEK of Tulsa, Mrs. NELL COTTRELL WAGNER of Oklahoma City and Mrs. JUANITA COTTRELL HARRISON of Tulsa. All relatives were here for the funeral services. Mrs. Cottrell became a member of the Methodist church in early childhood.

Friends of HORACE CUNNINGHAM, deputy county treasurer, received word from Cunningham Wednesday of the death Tuesday night of Mrs. Elmer Snider, former Johnston County resident, at Mariana, Arkansas. Mrs. Snider was Mrs. Cunningham’s sister and Mr. and Mrs. Cunningham left for Mariana last Thursday to be at her bedside where she was critically ill with blood poisoning. Mariana is in the flood district, but Cunningham reported there was little immediate danger from the flood. Funeral services were held at Mariana and burial was there. She lived many years near Coleman.

Legionnaires Attend Funeral
Delegation of members of the JAMES D. DAVIS Post of the American Legion attended the funeral Sunday of ALVIN JONES, Pontotoc County deputy sheriff who was killed by a youthful hotel robber. Jones was a Legionnaire and eight posts were represented at the legion services, about 200 members were present.

Thursday, February 11, 1937

Wm. L. Lawrence
WILLIAM L. LAWRENCE, an attorney in Tishomingo the past 30 years, died Saturday. He was in poor health for several months. The body was taken by the Chapman funeral home and sent to Knoxville, Tennessee for burial. Private funeral services were held there Monday. Surviving are his widow, and one sister Mrs. I. G. MURRAY of Johnston City, Tennessee. Accompanying the bereaved widow to Tennessee for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. C. A. MCCALL, family friends for years. Judge Lawrence was born in Miota, Tennessee. More than 30 years ago, he and his wife moved to Tishomingo, lived here and were partners in the profession of law. A member of a distinguished family, he belonged to the Sons of the American Revolution and was recognized as a true gentleman of the old school. He was a member of the Baptist church and was prominent in church affairs in southern Oklahoma.

Fugitive Taken Near Tishomingo
ESCO PHILLIPS, age 24, Missouri fugitive wanted for one of the most vicious crimes ever committed by a man, was captured by ROY STRATTON and ED RICH of Wapanucka, in the boggy lowlands about four miles south of Atoka Monday. He was brought to Tishomingo for safe keeping…

Mr. Richards of Russett
The school and community of Russett were saddened by the sudden illness and death last week of the superintendent, A. R. RICHARDS. Mr. Richards was the superintendent in the Russett school for 8 years. Funeral services were held in the Lone Grove school building where he had formerly lived and taught there. Active pallbearers were members of his Lone Grove basketball team. Honorary pallbearers were the boys of the Russett team. Rev. CLARENCE BIGBIE of Lone Grove, assisted by Rev. FOWLER of Ringling, conducted services. Members of the Masonic fraternity had charge at the cemetery. Surviving are his widow; sons CHARLES RAY RICHARDS age 8; his parents Mr. and Mrs. A. H. RICHARDS of Norman, sister Miss ESTHER RICHARDS of Norman, two brothers, ORVILLE RICHARDS of Harrah and HARRY RICHARDS of Norman.

Former county Girl Celebrates 50,000 Miles of Flying
LOIS LONG, who lived in Johnston County during her early childhood, celebrated completion of her first 50,000 miles of flying as a stewardess for American Airlines as guest of honor of the Oklahoma City chamber of commerce last week. Miss Long is the daughter of ED LONG, who operated a drug store at Coleman for many years. She is a cousin of ARTHUR LONG, city painter and paper-hanger.

Thursday, February 18, 1937

S. P. Elkins, 92, Texas Ranger
S. P. ELKINS, twice a member of that company of Texans who played an important part in the history of this section, the original Texas Rangers, died Sunday at the home of his daughter Mrs. SELF. Funeral services were held Monday at the Nazarene Church of Tishomingo, with Rev. W. H. DAVIS, pastor, officiating, with burial in the Tishomingo cemetery arranged by Chapman funeral home. Besides Mrs. Self, Elkins is survived by three sons, T. N. ELKINS and BILL ELKINS (third son not named), and two other daughters, Mrs. BYNUM and Mrs. MABRY. In a book ‘History of Pioneer Days,’ is a S. P. ELKINS picture and a chapter in the book on his life. In 1870 he joined Capt. J. M. SWISHER’S Company of Rangers, serving a year in Coleman County, Texas. In 1875 he again joined a Ranger company serving under Capt. PERRY in Menard County, Texas. Elkins was 92 years old and a true pioneer. He had a good memory and in recent years entertained his friends with true stories of Indian warfare and hardships suffered by the hardy men and women who developed Oklahoma and Texas.

Mrs. Weddell
Mrs. LEE WEDDELL, age 48, died suddenly at her home near Nida Sunday. Funeral services were held Monday at the Condron Grove cemetery, arranged by Chapman funeral home. Surviving are her husband; four daughters, Mrs. C. WILLIAMS, Mrs. E. DOGE of Ada, BELL and MARIE WADDELL, and two sons. (not named). Mrs. Weddell was stricken with heart trouble. She had lived in the Emet community until about a year ago.

Mrs. J. C. Dodd
Friends in Milburn were informed of the death of Mrs. J. C. DODD, Feb. 6, in a Plainview, Texas, hospital. She had been ill since Dec. 28. Mrs. Dodd was a resident of Milburn for 20 years. The family moved from this county 9 years ago.

F. Greenwood
FRANK GREENWOOD, full blood Chickasaw Indian and life-long resident of this section, died following a short illness in a Lawton hospital last Thursday. Funeral services were conducted in the Chickasaw tongue by Rev. WOLFE at the Enterprise school house last Friday. Interment was arranged by Chapman funeral home. Surviving are the widow; two sons, BARNEY and JEFF, and an adopted son, JACK GREENWOOD.

CLAUD BURKE, resident of the Bromide community all of his life, died at his home 1 ˝ mile west of there yesterday afternoon from pneumonia. Funeral arrangements are pending the arrival of a son in a CCC camp in Arizona. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. FRANKIE BURKE; his widow, a sister Mrs. BAILY WHITE and five children. Burke held a commission as deputy sheriff under B. E. EASTERLING. He was interested in county politics and once made a strong race for county commissioner.

Thursday, February 25, 1937

Mrs. Fryar
Mrs. J. T. FRYAR, age 63, died last Thursday morning at her home in Mannsville. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Baptist church. Rev. DEWEY RILEY of Madill officiated. Phillips Williams was in charge of the singing. Surviving are her husband; son E. W. FRYAR of Madill; daughter Mrs. MATTIE HUGHES of Madill. Mrs. Fryar had lived in the Mannsville community for the past 18 years.

G. S. Newton
G. S. NEWTON, resident of Mannsville for many years and known to the community as Grandpa Newton, passed away at Mannsville Sunday. Funeral services were held at the Assembly of God Church of which his daughter, Rev. MINNIE JOHNSON, is pastor. He is also survived by several children and grandchildren.

Thursday, March 4, 1937

J. W. Gilliam, prominent resident of Johnston County for the past 35 years, died at the home of his son, CHARLES H. GILLIAM, Johnson County sheriff, Sunday night after a short illness of pneumonia. Funeral services were held Monday at the Methodist Church with Rev. A. A. PUCKETT officiating. Special music was rendered by Mrs. JAMES W. BRUCE, MAURICE TURNER, THERESA HUFFMAN, FORREST ARMSTRONG,, PAUL PARK and the highs school girls quartet. Interment in the Tishomingo cemetery arranged by Chapman funeral home. Pallbearers: JAMES ROAN, BOB NEWMAN, CHARLES DRY, BILL BUTLER, BERNIE LOWRY and CLARENCE RAWLS. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. J. W. Gilliam; son Charles H. Gilliam; grandsons, JACK GILLIAM of Duncan and WALTER GILLIAM of Oklahoma City; granddaughter VERNA MAE GILLIAM of Oklahoma City, daughter-in-law Mrs. JOHN GILLIAM of Oklahoma City, brother SAM GILLIAM of Paris, Texas. All were at the funeral except the latter who was ill. Mr. Gilliam was a native of Tennessee but came to Oklahoma more than 35 years ago.

Father of City Man Passes Away
M. G. LOWRY, age 83, father of GEORGE LOWRY, Tishomingo business man, passed away at his home in Sulphur, Monday, Feb. 22, after an illness of several months. Mr. Lowry was born Nov. 27, 1853 in Gonzales, Texas, where he grew to manhood. For years he was engaged in real estate and livestock business in Texas. He came to Oklahoma in 1910 and lived many years in Johnston County. Other survivors include his widow and a son EDGAR LOWRY of San Antonio. Mr. Lowry moved to Sulphur about 15 years ago.

Thursday, March 11, 1937

Former City Man Dies at McAlester
W. N. GREEN, president of an Atoka bank, died Friday afternoon in a McAlester hospital after an illness of paralysis for months. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the First Baptist church at Atoka with burial in the Caddo cemetery. Surviving are his wife and four daughters. Mr. Green was deputy county treasurer under C. A. MCCALL. He left here to go to McAlester where he became chief clerk of the state penitentiary. He later returned to the county to become assistant cashier of a bank in Milburn, from Milburn he went to Caddo and then to Atoka. Attending the funeral from here were Mr. and Mrs. C. A. McCall and Miss MINA GREEN.

Mrs. Skillern Dies at Milburn
Mrs. EMMA ‘GRANDMA’ SKILLERN, age 77, died at her home in Milburn this morning. Funeral services were to be held this afternoon with Rev. W. I. LOWE officiating. ELSIE WALKER will provide music. Surviving are her husband, D. A. SKILLERN; two sons, J. G. and Rev. D. H. SKILLERN of Milburn and some grandchildren. Mrs. Skillern moved to Milburn in 1906 and lived there ever since except for a year at Coalgate.

Mrs. WILBURN COFFEE, who lives near here, died of pneumonia, Thursday, March 4. She was buried at Wells Valley cemetery.
The 4-H Club met Wednesday with Mr. FLOYD and Miss OWENS. We added a new member, O. C. THOMPSON.
We welcome VIVIAN CLOWERS, junior, back to school. She had been in California a few months.

Mr. and Mrs. E. P. WORTHINGTON and children of Arcata(?), California, who visited the H. H. BURRIS family for the past few months, returned home. Mrs. Burris, mother of Mrs. Worthington, returned with them to spend the spring and summer.

District Court
SIMON PETER, ROMAN GREEN, and NORA HARRISON, now CULBERSON vs. G. E. CAMPBELL et al….. determination of the heirs of NANCY CONWAY, deceased Chickasaw Roll No. 3130... (land of about 158 acres).

Thursday, March 18, 1937

T. N. Tribble
Pneumonia claimed the life of TOM N. TRIBBLE, 61 year old Tishomingo citizen, Saturday. Mr. Tribble had been ill about two weeks. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at the Nazarene church with Rev. W. I. DAVIS and Rev. EMET KIMBROUGH officiating. Arrangements made by Chapman funeral home. Mr. Tribble was born in Tennessee, Aug. 10, 1875. He married June 17, 1897 to Miss KATHERINE HALCOMB at Sherman, Texas. The couple moved to Johnston County in 1906 where they resided in and near Tishomingo since that time. He is survived by his widow; seven of 11 children born to them, Mrs. VIOLET LONG, Mrs. FAY ROBINSON, and Mrs. DELLIA BLEVINS, all of El Reno; Mrs. MAURINE SCARIGHT, HUGH TRIBBLE, J. B. TRIBBLE and L. D. TRIBBLE, all of Tishomingo; 12 grandchildren, brother GEORGE TRIBBLE of Sherman, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. MATTIE LAWRENCE of Belcher, Texas, and Mrs. NANNIE LAWRENCE of Sherman, Texas.

Russett Man Passes Away
Russett, March 18: L. GODFRY/GODFREY of Russett passed away at the University hospital in Oklahoma City Wednesday. Mr. Godfry was 46 years old and a member of the Baptist church of Russell. He leaves a wife and three children, R. L. of Dillian(?), LAVERDA and JOHNIE, two sisters, Mrs. MC(cut off) of Marietta and Mrs. ROBERTS of Russett. Interment was in the (cut off) cemetery.

Thursday, March 25, 1937

Mrs. Frieze
Mrs. GRACE FRIEZE, age 30, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. SPENCER, died Saturday at the Von Keller hospital in Ardmore, following an operation Thursday. She had been in the hospital since the previous Sunday. Besides her father and mother, Mrs. Frieze is survived by one daughter and four brothers. She was born in Grayson County, Texas. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Church of Christ with R. A. MACKEY in charge. Interment in the city cemetery arranged by Chapman funeral home.

The annulment of the marriage of CHARLIE MARIE BOSTON and RHETOUS BREWER granted; the divorce of ZONA HILL vs. OTIS HILL granted.

Thursday, April 1, 1937

C. C. TEAFATILLER, age 72, of Wapanucka died in an Ardmore hospital Monday night. He had lived in Johnston County about 30 years, having lived about nine miles north of Tishomingo until about a year ago. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Connerville school with Rev. W. R. DAVIS, pastor of the Nazarene Church, officiating. Chapman funeral home had charged of burial in the Connerville cemetery. Surviving are his wife and seven children.

Attempt Suicide
Mrs. CLEVE GRADY, age 41, who lived north of Tishomingo, was taken to the state hospital at Norman Tuesday, after she attempted suicide.

City Woman’s Mother Dies
Funeral services for Mrs. JOE DILLINGHAM of Madill, who succumbed to an illness of more than a month at her home there Monday, were held at the Church of Christ at Madill Tuesday afternoon with BASIL SHILLING, minister, officiating. Mrs. Dillingham is the mother of Mrs. STANLEY CUNNINGHAM of this city and a sister of HUGH T. MOUNT of Milburn.

Divorces Granted

Former County Woman Killed
Mrs. T. N. MOORE, resident of Coleman more than 18 years ago, was killed in a car accident at Oklahoma City Sunday. Mrs. Moore moved to Coleman from Texas when she was a girl and lived at Coleman about 20 years, then moving to Bradley and later to Oklahoma City where she lived about ten years.

Mr. and Mrs. FRED HUNT of Granite adopted a three week old baby boy, named JACK.

Thursday, April 8, 1937

Former Mannsville Man Dies at Sulphur
J. A. MCCRAY, former stock buyer at Mannsville, died at his home in Sulphur Sunday. Burial was at Sulphur Monday afternoon. Surviving are his wife and four sons. He moved from Mannsville about a year ago.

Charged with Violation of Whiskey Law: JOE HUKEL of Mill Creek, Mr. and Mrs. B. E. READER, PIC CLIFFORD, Mrs. ANNA RICH and VANNOY TAYLOR. ED MCKINNEY, negro, pleaded guilty to unlawful sale of whiskey and fined.

Crap shooters, PAUL BARRETT and BUDDY DOUGHERTY, pleaded guilty and fined.

LEONARD STEWART, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. STEWART, is ill with typhoid.

Mrs. J. T. LOONEY, clerk of the school board, was taken to an Oklahoma City hospital, attack of influenza and pleurisy with complications; accompanied by her husband, Dr. J. T. Looney, county health physician.

Mr. Bynum
CHARLEY BYNUM, age 46, died Sunday morning at his home after three months illness. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Church of the Nazarene with Rev. W. R. DAVIS officiating. Surviving are his wife; son WELDON; daughter JENIVEE (GENEVIEVE?), father and stepmother Mr. and Mrs. JOE BYNUM; six brothers and three brothers, Mrs. RAMONA MADDEN of Ardmore, Mrs. LULA BOURLAND of Ada, Mrs. LUCY COLLINS of Ardmore, Mrs. MARIE AYRES of Tishomingo, Mrs. IONA DAVIS of Chapman Ranch, Texas; Mrs. WINONA PARKER of Tishomingo; ROSS BYNUM, COLBERT BYNUM and JOE BYNUM Jr. of Wynnewood. All were at this bedside at his death except Mrs. Davis and Joe Bynum Jr. Out of town relatives and friends attending the funeral; Mrs. PORTER CARGILL of Drumright, Mrs. JOANNA RED of Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. HENDLEY CARTER of Durant, Mr. and Mrs. PLEAS STEPHENS of Norman, Mr. and Mrs. BILL STANDEFER of Durant, Mr. and Mrs. BILL BOURLAND of Oklahoma City, Mr. and Mrs. JOE BOURLAND of Ardmore, Mr. and Mrs. BEN BOURLAND of Healdton, OLGA RED of Dallas, Mr. and Mrs. ALFRED STEPHENS of Dallas, Mr. and Mrs. JOHN STEPHENS and family of Durant, Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE DODD of Durant, Mr. and Mrs. PAT BREEDLOVE of Durant.

Infant Buried
The nine months old baby of Mr. and Mrs. BALLEW was buried in the Milburn cemetery this week. Rev. W. H. DAVIS officiated.

Two Children of Blackjack Family Ill
WILLIE DEAN, 7 year old daughter, and VERNON, young son of Mr. and Mrs. EVERETT ST. CLAIR of the Blackjack community were taken to an Ardmore hospital for treatment. The girl was operated to remove an abscess from her lung and the boy had infected tonsils.

Patsy Newman Killed
PATSY NEWMAN, niece of BOB NEWMAN of Tishomingo, was killed in a car wreck at Dallas early this week, relatives here were informed.

Thursday, April 15, 1937

Cuts Throat
With the aid of a safety razor blade he had secreted in a package of five cent tobacco, DUGAN GIBSON, Johnston County ex-convict, Monday night almost made good his threat that he would never be returned alive to the state penitentiary at McAlester. …. Gibson had been sought for several weeks on a charge of burglarizing Blue Haven clubhouse north of Tishomingo. Officers at Wewoka arrested him Sunday…

Moore Murder Case
W. A. MOORE, farmer living near Milburn, faces trial for the slaying of LUTHER MCLAUGHLIN, a neighbor living on an adjoining farm. Moore is out of jail on a $7500 bond.

Mrs. Fan Jones Looney, age 68, pioneer in Tishomingo civic affairs, died in an Oklahoma City hospital Monday. Mrs. Looney was born in Vienna, Illinois, one of three children. She was educated in Hendricks College in southern Illinois and was married to Dr. J. T. LOONEY 51 years. The family lived in southern Illinois until 1901 when they moved to Tishomingo. They identified themselves with every civic organization beginning the pioneer town. Mrs. Looney was a charter member of the Presbyterian Church and a charter member of the Tishomingo Daughters Club, one of the pioneer women’s clubs in Oklahoma. Mrs. Looney was a member of the city board of education almost 20 years and active in civic, church and social affairs of the city. Although Mrs. Looney was in bad health almost a year, her condition was considered serious until two weeks ago when she was taken to an Oklahoma City hospital. Tribute was paid at services at the Presbyterian Church Wednesday with Rev. HORACE CASEY, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Ardmore, saying the final rites. Music was rendered by Miss AMANDA LEE BUNCH of Healdton and Miss MAURICE TURNER. Pallbearers: GEORGE VAN NOY, HARRY WORKMAN, OITS LYNN, FORREST ARMSTRONG, KARL WRIGHT, and JAMES W. BRUCE. Besides her husband, Mrs. Looney is survived by two sons, M. A. LOONEY of Oklahoma City, and R. T. LOONEY of Bartlesville; six grandchildren, Mrs. PHIL COPE of Manila, Philippine Islands; Miss FAN LOONEY of Oklahoma City, ROBERT LOONEY of Oklahoma City, TULLAS LOONEY, NED RENNIE LOONEY, and Miss MARY ANN LOONEY of Ponca City; a brother, TOM JONES of Chicago, and a nice who had made her home with Dr. and Mrs. Looney, Mrs. S. J. HARBRECHT of Chicago. Friends from all over the state came to pay final tribute…

JAMES ALBERT LUTEN, age 68, died at his home in Milburn April 4. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. M. RAPER of Milburn. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. JENNIE LUTEN, and stepdaughter Mrs. NORMA GORE of Waterloo, Iowa. Mr. Luten moved to Milburn in 1914 and lived there since that time. He belonged to the I.O.O.F. lodge at Wever, Iowa, and was transferred to Milburn where he had been a member for 16 years.

Thursday, April 29, 1937

Father of City Woman Passes
B. F. EDELEN, age 63, father of Mrs. HEAD WHITE, died in a Durant hospital last week after an extended illness. He had been a merchant at Mead more than a quarter of a century. The deceased was born in Kentucky but came to Shamrock, Texas, in early manhood. From Shamrock he moved to Mead about 25 years ago and engaged in the mercantile business where he was successful until death. Besides his daughter, Mrs. Head White, he is survived by his widow, son B. F. EDELEN Jr. of Mead; three brothers, R. C. EDELEN of Mead, TOM EDELEN of Mannsville, and EDDIE EDELEN of Madill; three sisters, Mrs. MOLLIE COMBEST of Valdasta, Texas, Mrs. MATTIE CRESWELL of Mead and Mrs. LOU RITCHEY of Ponca City. Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian Church at Mead Friday afternoon with Rev. M. F. COTTINGHAM officiating, assisted by Rev. W. HARMAN and Rev. W. M. DAVIS.

Brother of W. O. Ray Dies at Denison
WALTER B. RAY, 38, brother of W. O. RAY, state senator from this district, died on the train en route to Denison, Texas, Monday morning. A resident of Tulsa, Mr. Ray had been in the hospital there but was released and was downtown Saturday when he became ill and was being taken to the Denison, Texas, hospital when he died. Mr. Ray had been an employee of the M.K.&T. RR for 20 years. Besides his brother here, he is survived by his wife and an adopted son; his parents Mr. and Mrs. O. P. RAY and one sister. Funeral services were held at the home of his parents at Stringtown with interment in the Atoka cemetery.

Pioneer County Woman Passes
Mrs. A. H. KALE, age 74, died Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. G. B. CONVERSE, after a three day illness of pneumonia. Mrs. Kale had been a resident of the county for 45 years. Funeral services were held at Condron Grove with J. J. STOBAUGH, minister of the Church of Christ, officiating. Interment was in Condon Grove cemetery. Surviving are three sons, C. W. KALE of Tishomingo, H. A. KALE of Wilson and FRANK KALE of Athens, Texas; five daughters, Mrs. ED STAPLETON, Mrs. B. W. RISINGER, Mrs. BEN SKAGGS, Mrs. G. B. CONVERSE, and Mrs. LENA CLARK. Grand Saline, Texas. All of the survivors except Frank Kale and Mrs. Clark were present at the rites.

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