The Tishomingo Capital-Democrat
Thursday, July 6, 1944
District court: Divorce granted to BUNT TISDELL vs. MYRTLE TISDELL. MAXINE LYNCH vs. EDWARD LYNCH divorce hearing.
1st Lt. HENRY ‘RED’ GREENFIELD Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. HENRY GREENFIELD of Dallas, and grandson of J. D. CHENOWETH, owner of Devil’s Den, wrote his mother that he is in England. He graduated from Tishomingo high school in 1936 and Murray College in 1938.
Mr. and Mrs. TILLMAN POTTS and family were called to Snyder by the death of the uncle of Mr. Potts.
Mrs. LENORA SANDERS visited her mother Mrs. JENNINGS.
Thursday, July 13, 1944
Railey Infant Dies
Funeral services were held at the Chapman funeral home chapel Monday by Rev. W. O. FELTS for BILLY RAY RAILEY, age 4 months, son of Mr. and Mrs. ULES RAILEY. Burial was in the city cemetery.
Mrs. SARAH POPE died unexpectedly of a heart attack in the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. E. TERRY, Friday, July 7. An invalid the past year, Mrs. Pope was born at Clarksville, Texas, Feb. 14, 1869. Funeral services at Heavener, Okla., July 10, with burial in the Heavener cemetery. Mrs. Pope is survived by her daughter Mrs. Terry, and six grandchildren, CLAY TERRY of the U. S. Army, JIM REED TERRY of the U. S. Army, FRANCES TERRY SPIRILL, ORVILLE JACE in the Army Air Corps, Sgt. JERRY PACE of Army Air Corps, and BOB PACE, Army Air Corps.
Young and old expressed their opinion at the polls Tuesday but the oldest voter in the county was Mrs. KILLGROVE/KILGROVE, mother of Mrs. WINONA HILL, Methodist minister at Wapanucka. She is 97 ½ years old.
Mr. and Mrs. JOHN CLIFTON visited their parents Mr. and Mrs. WARD SCOTT and Mr. and Mrs. BUD CLIFTON.
Mrs. LEOLA MOORE and Mrs. BEN BEAUFORD visited in Troy.
Mrs. MARY SUE MCCARTY visited Mrs. TOLBERT.
Miss MARY SUE FITCH visited her sister Mrs. ELSIE JOHNSON at Dallas.
Mr. and Mrs. ERNEST SLAUGHTER returned to California.
Mr. and Mrs. JOHN H. DARRELL of Yuma, Arizona, visited their parents Mr. and Mrs. W. W. HALLMARK of Ravia then left for LeMoore Field, California where he will be stationed.
Miss JO ROLLER is here from Oakland, California where she was employed for 8 months.
Pfc and Mrs. GENE SMITH of Florida visited their parents in Ravia and Troy.
Mr. and Mrs. JOE LYONS returned from California and entered the grocery business.
WARREN BRASHIER of the U. S. Navy is here on furlough.
W. I. and JOHN D. EVANS, who have been away working, are home with their parents Mr. and Mrs. HENRY EVANS.
MARY ALICE ROLLER, who is working in the shipyards in California, was featured in the Oakland Tribune on July 4, showing the typical American girl working on Independence Day, 1944, doing her bit to shorten the war. She was shown carrying the American flag, walking between two co-workers.
Miss IMOGENE INGRAM left to visit her cousin, Miss ZENOBIA RATCHFORD at Shamrock, Texas.
Mrs. C. W. DAVIS and son LARRY returned to Tishomingo after two months visit with her sister, Mrs. H. P. JARVIS and family in Illinois. On their way home, they visited in St. Louis, Mo., with Mrs. LILLIAN DUNN, who returned here with them. Mrs. Dunn is visiting friends in Wapanucka.
The Home Demonstration Club of Plainview met with members: Mesdames W. A. SWAIN, M. K. PIERCE, ERNEST CHAPMAN, JORDON LANE, RALPH MCINTOSH, A. L. GRIFFIN and Mrs. CARROLL.
T-Sgt and Mrs. HAROLD WESSINGER of Lincoln, Nebraska visited 15 days with his sister, Mrs. AUSTIN PARKER.
Thursday, July 20, 1944
Taylor Infant Buried
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. THOMAS G. TAYLOR was buried in the city cemetery Tuesday with Rev. M. D. GENTRY of the Tishomingo First Baptist church officiating. The infant was born to Mr. and Mrs. Taylor late Monday in an Ada hospital and lived only a short time.
Pfc and Mrs. RAY MCLAUGHLIN of Marfa, Texas, are the parents of a daughter born July 14, named MARJORY KAYE. He is in the U. S. Army stationed at Marfa, and son of Mr. and Mrs. BEN MCLAUGHLIN of Tishomingo.
DALLAS NEELY and family, JUANITA CROW and LUCILLE MAZE went swimming at Blue bridge.
Mrs. JESSE F. JONES and daughter FRANKIE LEE visited Mrs. MARY NEWELL.
The former EARLINE ENOS is visiting her parents.
Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES GERMANY announce the birth of a son.
Mrs. RETA STANFORD of Shamrock, Texas, visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. HOGG.
RALPH DEAN is here on a 21 day furlough.
LEROY BARGER is home on furlough then leave with RALPH DEAN for New York.
Mr. and Mrs. HARRIS BARGER visited his parents.
Mrs. GEORGE OWENS and son ANSEL of Wapanucka were here.
WILLIAM KARR is home on furlough.
The party at the home of HARRY NEEDHAM was well attended.
The JACK DENNIS family visited Mrs. Newell.
The TOM CROW family of Kenefic visited the CLEM CROW home.
The CLIFFORD MOON family moved to Dallas.
Mrs. ROBERT RAPER took her son, LAWRENCE RAPER, to Oklahoma City for treatment at the hospital.
Pfc. KINSEY, stationed in Texas, is here on furlough to visit his wife and children. He is a son-in-law of Mrs. CLAUD KETCHERSID and a brother of Mrs. MURIEL WHATLEY.
Mr. and Mrs. TOM LYONS and daughter RUBY of McAlester visited another daughter Mrs. EARL BROWNLEE Jr. and family.
The ED DODD family returned from Norman.
The TOM CALDWELL family of Dallas visited here.
Mrs. LEWIS PAGE of the Egypt community visited here.
Mrs. SHERMAN RAPER and children went to Davis to visit her mother and await the arrival of her husband expected home on furlough. Sherman is a Marine private at boot camp in San Diego, California.
The BILL ARMSTRONG family, who were living near Dallas, moved back to Milburn.
Mrs. PEARL BALLARD and children of Tishomingo visited her sister Mrs. JACK JACKSON here.
A son was born to Sgt and Mrs. BRYAN JARED Monday, July 17, in an Ada hospital. Mrs. Jared is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. FRANK ALEXANDER. Sgt. Jared is somewhere in France.
Misses BARBARA ROBINSON of Corsicana, Texas and JEAN NORTHCUTT of Silverton, Texas, visited Miss ANN MICKLE.
Thursday, July 27, 1944
In Memory of Henry Ozment
ROBERT HENRY OZEMENT was born November 12, 1852 and died July 20, 1944. His first marriage was to FRANCES BRAZILE and to this union there were born two daughters, one now living, MARGARET ANN OZMENT of the home. After the death of his first wife, he married CARRIE ELLA HARRIS, who died Aug. 24, 1942. To this union nine children were born, seven surviving: JAMES SLIFTON/ CLIFTON OZMENT of Santa Rosa, California; WILLIAM HENRY OZMENT of Stonewall, THOMAS L. OZMENT of Chandler, Arizona; JOHN MOSE OZMENT of Ravia, CHARLES N. OZMENT of Mill Creek, FLORA BELL OZMENT of the home, DICIE STATSER of Oklahoma City, two children were reared in the home, GEORGE ROBERT WHITE and LORENE WHITE. There are 34 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
GEORGE W. JOHNSON, son of Mr. and Mrs. HERBERT JOHNSON of Tishomingo, is a member of the U. S. jungle troops led by Gen. FRANK W. MERRILL that won a presidential citation recently. The group is known as Merrill Marauders. Another Tishomingo boy, HUGH CHANCE, is also a member of this famed unit. Johnson entered the Army in September 1942 and took training at Fort Wolters, Texas, then sent overseas. He never had a furlough during training and has not been home since entering the service.
Pfc FLOYD R. ROGERS Killed on Saipan
ROBERT L. ROGERS of Ravia received official notice that his son, Pfc. FLOYD R. ROGERS, was killed during the early stages of the battle for Saipan Island. The family had not heard from him since May 24. He was a member of the Marines who made the initial landing on the island.
Marriage licenses: WALTER J. TENSTERMAKER of Camp Maxey, Texas to DOROTHY M. WALSH of Collinsville, Texas; S 2-c EDRICE AMEND of Clayton, Okla. To LAHOMA RAPER of Milburn; Lt. BOB PACE to JACKIE ROGERS, both of Tishomingo; BERT B. MOORE to TENA CORA PORTER both of Fillmore.
JOE BAILEY COBB vs. GEORGE H. KRIEGER, quiet title.
EDNA MAE HARP vs. unknown heirs of MARION L. GARRETT, quiet title and determination of heirs.
MARY JANE BATES vs. OSCAR J. BATES, divorce.
MARTHA SMITH vs. MAYFIELD SMITHS, divorce.
NETA BEGONIA vs. ANTHONY BEGONIA, divorce.
LEOLA KIRKPATRICK vs. ARLIE KIRKPATRICK, divorce.
CHRISTINE LOLA TINGLE vs. JOE E. TINGLE, divorce.
LATANE BRYANT vs. ED BRYANT, divorce.
Thursday, August 3, 1944
Son of County Man Killed
TOM S. HAMMON, son of EDD HAMMON of Coleman, was accidentally killed in Bartlesville on July 21 by a live electric wire. Mr. Hammon, age 47, had been an employee of the Public Service Co. for over 23 years and was doing some line work at the time of his death. Besides his wife, he is survived by five children, one of whom is in the Navy stationed in California. All the children were able to attend the funeral.
Fisherman Dies of Heart Attack
ABLE/ABEL GUNBERG, retired bricklayer, died from a stroke in his sleep on Thursday, July 20, while on a fishing party at Ballard Park then was taken to Minneapolis, Minn., for burial. A native of Minneapolis, Mr. Gunberg was residing at Oklahoma City.
Milburn Man Dies July 27
SAM CRAIGE, age 67, resident of the Milburn community for 24 years, died Thursday, July 27, near there. He was a member of the Baptist church for many years. Funeral services were held at Bold Springs school house July 28 with Bro. GREEN officiating. Burial in the Bold Springs cemetery arranged by Watts funeral home.
To date the Tishomingo office of the Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co. has given seven of its employees to Uncle Sam, two in the Navy, five in the Army, one a prisoner of war in Germany. They are: WAYNE TROTTER, JACK PARKER, JOHN FRANCIS BOYDSTON, JUNIOR RUSH, JOE EARHART, WILLIAM BENNINGAN and FRANK COLE.
CLIFFORD HACKER of Dustin visited his mother Mrs. J J. HACKER and sister Mrs. ADDIE BEAVERS.
Mr. and Mrs. FRED OLIVER of Ada were guests of the F. C. ALEXANDER home.
Mrs. BASIL SHILLING of Austin, Texas, visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. G. DRAPER.
The JULIUS HALL family of Edmond visited the COY NORRIS family.
Miss ANN MICKLE left here to resume her teaching position at Rosebud, Texas.
Mrs. TUSS BOND shopped in Tishomingo.
Miss VIRGINIA BEAUFORD of Harlingen, Texas, visited her grandmother Mrs. J. B. POTTS.
ANDY ARMSTRONG had business in St. Louis, Mo.
Mrs. MARY RILEY of Oklahoma City visited her son, J. B. RILEY, and family here.
Miss ARSULA CORLAY/CORLEY of Oklahoma City visited her cousin Miss MARIE VANDIVER here.
RETTA and THURMAN LATHAM visited their grandparents Mr. and Mrs. JIM LATHAM at Teller.
S. J. JARED of Rusk, Texas, visited Mr. and Mrs. F. G. ALEXANDER, their daughter-in-law, Mrs. BRYAN JARED and little grandson, Bryan Scott Jr.
Lt., j.g., BARNEY MCCALL left for Boston, Mass., to enter the Navy training program at Harvard.
Thursday, August 10, 1944
Five Divorce Cases Filed
NAOMI BRUCE vs. DOWLEN BRUCE
MONNIE TIDWELL vs. S. D. TIDWELL
EFFIE RAMBO vs. THOMAS RAMBO
STELLA LOYD vs. SAM L. LOYD
MARY JANE BATES vs. OSCAR BATES.
Norton Child Buried
BUDDY LEE NORTON died at the home of his parents Friday, Aug. 4, and was buried at the Norton cemetery on Saturday, Aug. 5, with LILLIE LYONS officiating. Chapman funeral home had charge.
Mr. and Mrs. TIP MAYO moved to Checotah. They lived here for 7 years. Mrs. Mayo received her B. S. degree from Southeastern State Teachers College at Durant. Mr. Mayo will be employed by the Checotah Cotton Oil Co., the same position he held here.
CM 1-C CLARENCE ARMSTRONG, son of Mrs. MARIE ARMSTRONG, is here on a furlough. He has been stationed in Hawaii the past two years.
Thursday, August 17, 1944
Mrs. P. W. South
Mrs. NANNIE MARIE SOUTH, age 73, pioneer Mill Creek woman, died at her ranch home near Mill Creek on Aug. 4 after an illness of several days. Mrs. South was born near Clarksville, Texas, March 7, 1871 and married P. W. SOUTH on Nov. 21, 1884. Soon after their marriage, they moved to what is now Springer, Okla., then to Mill Creek in 1912. To this union seven children were born, with five surviving, WALTER, ROY, and LLOYD of the home, ERNEST of Norman and GRADY of Tishomingo. Mr. South preceded her in death on Nov. 25, 1942. Funeral services were held at the Mill Creek Baptist Church with Rev. M. D. GENTRY of the Tishomingo First Baptist Church officiating. Pallbearers: CHARLES PENNER, O. D. BULMAN, JOHN HARRIS, PAUL STRAUGHN, NORRIS LESTER, and HENRY HOWELL. Chapman funeral home had charge.
Former County Boy Missing in Action
Mr. and Mrs. H. HOLCOMBE, formerly of Johnston County, now residing in Oregon, received word that their son, T-Sgt. HULITT HOLCOMBE, Army Air Corps, is missing in action in a raid over Polesti Oil Fields in Austria on July 16, 1944.
Ravia Boy Wounded in Action
S-Sgt. EDWARD WATSON, son of Mrs. DELLA WATSON of Ravia, was wounded in action in France. He is in a hospital in England.
Thursday, August 24, 1944
Divorce Suits in court: OLA L. NELSON vs. HOMER NELSON; OLEN G. LEDGERWOOD vs. LEONA LEDGERWOOD.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. MUCKLEROY, who, for years, resided in the Black Jack community, purchased the TIP MAYO home in Tishomingo and moved here.
CLYDE STALLINGS and family of Kenefic and Mrs. JUANITA HARRIS and children of Arvon, California, visited Uncle DAVE WHITE.
Thursday, August 31, 1944
Antlers Woman Dies
Funeral services were held at the Tishomingo Nazarene Church on Friday, Aug. 25, for Mrs. GERTRUDE BROWN, formerly of Tishomingo. Death came to her at her home in Antlers, Aug. 24, after a long illness. Rev. EMET KIMBROUGH of Tishomingo and Rev. ARCHER of Antlers officiated. Burial was in the Tishomingo cemetery. Mrs. Brown is survived by six sons, four of whom are in the Army.
Two Tishomingo boys, GLENN NORRIS and JAMES TAYLOR, had their parents worried when they failed to show up at the silos on the old Washita Farms Sunday. The boys started out on Pennington Creek with a small home-made boat Saturday for a few days fishing trip on Lake Tishomingo. They were meet NOEL NORRIS, father of Glenn, at the silos on Sunday. As they approached the lake, the water was shallow, so they turned back to the main channel of the Washita River and proceeded downstream for a ‘few miles’ and camped on a peninsula. Monday they tried to enter the lake through the main channel but the water was too rough, the wind began blowing, so they came home Tuesday instead of Wednesday as they had planned. The sail on their boat was slighted by a search party who had spent several hours looking for them.
Mrs. HESTER ASKEW and son ARTHUR NEAL, formerly of Tishomingo, visited here for vacation. They are both employed by Kaiser shipyards at Richmond, California.
Killed in Action
T-Sgt. WILLIAM A. WARREN, son of Mr. and Mrs. LUTHER WARREN of Milburn and husband of Mrs. NADINE WARREN of Milburn, has been reported as killed in action over Germany. He was missing in action in April but his family were notified he was killed in action on Aug. 25. He volunteered in January 1942 and left the states in January 1944.
Three Tishomingo young people, W. T. GRAY and sister MARY JOYCE, and BARSELLA ROBINSON, escaped serious injuries when the cattle truck they were riding ran off the road and overturned one mile south of Norman Sunday night. They were en route to Oklahoma City. Gray, who was driving the truck for R. N. HOOD, was going down hill when he saw another truck in the lane.
SARAH ANN HOLMES departed this life on Aug. 23, 1944. She was born Jan. 11, 1873 and was 71 years old. Mrs. Holmes was born in Miller County, Arkansas, and married CHARLES WILLIAM HOLMES on Dec. 18, 1890. They lived for a time in Bryan County, Texas, and moved to Indian Territory in October 1893 settling near Pontotoc. To this union were born 12 children: Mrs. BARBARA HARRIS and W. B. HOLMES of Pontotoc, Mrs. ALTA MARTIN of Tulsa, Mrs. ZOLA WOOD of Raisin City, California; Mrs. IRENE CALLEN of Milburn, Mrs. SARAH NEEL/NEAL of Sulphur, Mrs. BERTHA CARR of Muskogee, ELBERT L. HOLMES of Wanette, JOHN HOLMES of Olney, JOE HOLMES of Alex, WILNA HOLMES of Tulsa and Mrs. ARVETTA CALLEN of Milburn. She is also survived by her husband, one brother ED PEAVY of Menard, Texas, one sister Mrs. BETTY KELLY of Los Angeles, California, 36 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
GEORGE T. MURRAY, age 77, brother of former governor WILLIAM H. MURRAY, will be buried in Tishomingo, Saturday, Sept. 2. Funeral services will be held at the Chapman funeral home chapel, conducted by Rev. CECIL CAIN, Baptist minister at Oklahoma and a brother-in-law of the Murrays. Mr. Murray died at Minot, North Dakota.
Thursday, September 7, 1944
Former County Woman Dies
Mrs. W. S. HUNT, wife of the late W.S. HUNT, and mother of FRED HUNT, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. GREEN SMITH in Sulphur, Thursday, Aug. 31, after a lingering illness. Mrs. Hunt was 75 years old and was a resident of Johnston County from 1890 to 1939 when she moved to Sulphur after the death of her husband. She lived on the family ranch near Mill Creek. Funeral services were held at the Calvary Baptist Church at Sulphur on Sunday, Sept. 4, with Rev. CAMPBELL officiating. Burial was in the Sulphur city cemetery.
Thursday, September 14, 1944
Missing in Action
S/Sgt. CARL CLARK HOLLAND, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. CLARK of Tishomingo, is missing in action over Germany since Aug. 25 when he was on his 15th or 16th mission. He enlisted July 18, 1941. He left the states for overseas Jan. 18, 1944. His wife, the former ELIZABETH MCDONALD, lives in Tishomingo.
The first bale of cotton was brought to Tishomingo last Saturday, Sept. 9, by G. D. RUSHING of Route 2, Tishomingo.
MAHLON ‘DOC’ BENNETT, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. BENNETT of Connerville, is visiting his parents, wife and family here after 19 months in the South Pacific on the U.S.S. Libra, in the U. S. Navy. He entered the Navy in July 1942.
ROBERT LOWERY, 18 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. ARTHUR LOWERY, who formerly lived at Connerville, was killed recently in a car wreck in Silver City, New Mexico. Robert and the driller, with whom he worked for a mining company, were en route to work early in the morning when the pickup, in which they were riding, collided with a heavy truck, killing them both instantly. The remains were returned to Troy where burial was in the cemetery. Robert was the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. ROBERT PHELPS of Troy.
Funeral services were held in Santa Paula, California, on Sept. 7, for RALPH GOODMAN, 16 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. WILL GOODMAN, formerly of Milburn. Ralph was a victim of an automobile accident in Marysville, California, on Sept. 1 and died there Sept. 5 in an hospital. He was struck by a car and suffered a severe head injury. Funeral services were held at the Copeland Memorial home chapel with Rev. RALPH N. ROWE officiating and Mrs. Rowe in charge of music. Interment was in the Santa Paula. Besides his parents, he is survived by five sisters, Mrs. BILLYE HICKERSON of San Diego, Mrs. J. C. SMITH, Mrs. BETTYE LOU BILLEY, STELLA JEAN and DOROTHY; five brothers, SAMUEL, ROBERT, REX, JESSE and TOMMY, all of the home.
Negro Girl Injured
Because HAROLD OWENS of Ardmore drove his car on the wrong side of the highway, CORETHA KEEL LOVE, daughter of NED LOVE, negro, of Tishomingo, is critically injured in an Ardmore hospital. Owens, CORETHA LOVE and another Ardmore boy were in the car when the accident occurred on Kingsberry Hill on the west edge of Tishomingo, Monday night. They collided with a truck owned by JOE and HOWELL COBB containing 23 head of cattle. In the truck were J. W. STANDIFER and GOLDEN FRAZIER, drivers.
Printed a copy of a letter sent by lt. ALFRED AUTREY written June 19, 1944 from a Prisoner of War Camp in Germany. He is the son of HIRAM AUTREY of Mannsville.
Thursday, September 21, 1944
Killed in Action
WILLIAM AMES, son of Mrs. OLLIE AMES of Tishomingo, was killed in action Aug. 14 in a raid over Germany. He was a tail-gunner in a B-17 Flying Fortress. He had been overseas only a month and had completed four missions, killed on his fifth mission.
Wounded in Action
The Navy notified Mr. and Mrs. ROY STRATTON of Wapanucka on Sept. 19 that their son, Pfc. U. S. Marine, ROY W. STRATTON, was wounded in action.
Pvt. CHARLES ‘MIKE’ CASSDIY was placed in the A.G.F. band where he is a brass horn player. Mike was born in Wapanucka, grandson of Mrs. NELLIE SMITH and the late C. D. SMITH. He graduated from McAlester high school and attended O.U.
Wapanucka Man Buried
Funeral services for W. M. JONSEY, age 72, were held at the Methodist Church at Wapanucka Monday afternoon. Mr. Jonsey had lived in Wapanucka for many years. He is survived by one son, R. H. JONSEY of Wapanucka, one sister Mrs. F. E. HAMER of Wapanucka; three brothers, LEONARD and MURRAY JONSEY of Walters and JESS JONSEY of Fittstown. Rev. WINONA HILL of the Wapanucka Methodist church conducted the services. Chapman funeral home had charge.
Former County Judges Dies in Tulsa
CHARLES S. FENWICK, who for 4 years was county judge of Johnston County, died at his home in Tulsa, Sept. 12. He moved to Tulsa in 1918 and practiced law there.
Mrs. J. H. CRISP, daughter KATHERINE and infant son DOANLD are visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. ED LUEB in the Nida community. Her husband, S/Sgt. J. H. CRISP, is overseas. She is the former JOSEPHINE LUEB.
CHUCK ROBINSON and CHARLIE DRY purchased the JENKINS Grocery and Market, now to be called Chuck’s Grocery.
The life of Mrs. J. F. HOLDEN ended on July 21, 1944 at the little chapel she helped to establish and a place she held most dear. The Vacation Bible school had been in session all week at the chapel near her home. The family felt she was not able to the chapel and ‘camp’ this year, but Grandma, as she was affectionately called, insisted on going to the church one more time. All week she rested at her camp house, showing her usual interest in the children and the Bible school. On Friday she and her family realized the end was near. Just before night on Friday, the call came and she fell asleep. Her last words were, ‘I’m ready to go--whenever my Lord comes.’ Mrs. Holden, Chickasaw Indian, was one of those saintly characters ‘who had come up out of great tribulation and who had washed her robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.’
CICEN BURRIS HOLDEN was born near McAlester, Indian Territory, May 25, 1862. At an early age, she became a member of the old White Spring church. She was married three times. Her first husband was EDMOND BROWN; to them, was born one daughter, SIBLE BROWN HUME who resides in Fillmore. After Mr. Brown’s death, she became the wife of STEPHEN JOHN; to them were born two children, one dying in infancy and SANDERS who lives near the Holden home. On June 11, 1906, Mrs. John married Rev. J. F. HOLDEN; theirs bearing rich fruit in the lives of her children and grandchildren. While her faith was simple and childlike, her love for the Lord and his church dominated her life. As long as she was able, she was faithful upon her attendance of the Indian Presbyterian Church and the Cherokee Lake(?) conference. A memorial service will be held Oct. 22, at Luffy’s Chapel by Rev. R. M. FIREBAUGH, D. D. and Rev. L. A. LAWRENCE, close family friends.
Thursday, September 28, 1944
Service for Gibson
Funeral services were held at the Chapman funeral home chapel Tuesday, Sept. 26, for RICHARD WINFREY GIBSON, who died at his home here Monday. Known as Uncle Dick, Gibson was a resident of Johnston County for many years, coming here from Texas. Born in Brown County, Texas, March 22, 1870, he came to the Territory before statehood and resided in and around Tishomingo. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. CYNTHIA GIBSON, and children, ALTIE SEARS, MINNIE GOODMAN, BEN GIBSON, JONEY GIBSON, RENEE SMITH, TARNECT GIBSON, CHARLES GIBSON, and JOHN W. GIBSON.
Mr. and Mrs. E. B. RUSH of Tishomingo received a letter, their first, Monday, Sept. 25, from their son JUNIOR RUSH, who is a prisoner of war in Germany. It was dated June 6. Junior, a gunner on a bomber, was forced down over Germany on June 1 and was reported missing in action. He reports that his entire ‘crew’ are together and are being treated better than expected.
Rev. EMET KIMBROUGH is visiting in Carlsbad, N. M. and plans to visit his brother, JOHN KIMBROUGH at Hatch, N. M.
Thursday, October 5, 1944
Indians Whip Healdton
Tishomingo high school Indians defeated the much heavier Healdton Bulldogs last Friday on the Murray Field by 14 to 0 score.
Mrs. PEARL SALSBERRY/SALISBERRY, age 59, wife of J. H. SALBERRY, committed suicide at her home in Pontotoc late Monday. According to the sheriff, CHARLIE GILLIAM, who was called to Pontotoc to investigate, Mrs. Salsberry had been in ill health for several months but had never attempted to take her life. Mrs. Salsberry went into the yard of her home with a shotgun and ….. She is an old time citizen of Pontotoc community, residing there more than 25 years. Besides her husband, she is survived by two brothers, both in Texas. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 4, in Pontotoc with burial in the cemetery there.
Mrs. Rex Senter
Rev. WADE B. EAST, Baptist pastor at Madill, conducted funeral services at the Ravia Baptist church last week for Mrs. CAPPIE SENTER, who died at her home there on Saturday, after an illness of several months. Mrs. Senter, age 44, lived her entire life in Ravia. She is survived by her husband, Rex Senter; three children, one of whom, a son, is overseas; and her mother, Mrs. LYDIA ROMINES at Ravia. Interment in the Ravia cemetery arranged by Watts funeral home of Madill.
SPENCER TALKINGTON, who formerly lived at Mill Creek now in Richmond, California, was the newspaper office Tuesday to pay for another year’s subscription. Spence said he had been in Richmond for 16 months and had not missed one day of work. Mrs. Talkington, also employed in the same work, said she had been working for 12 months without an absent day. Both are employed at the shipyards at Richmond.
Mrs. PEARL MILLER returned to Tishomingo after six weeks’ vacation in Richmond, California, and Dallas, Texas. She visited her son, JESSE, and Mrs. DAVIS in Richmond, California, then went to Dallas to visit her sister, Mrs. W. G. CHENOWTH and Mr. Chenowth and her niece, Mrs. JACK BOYD.
Mr. and Mrs. T. M. RUTH and family, Mrs. TOM RUTH and children, and Mrs. EDNA CALDWELL returned from vacation in California.
Troy Man Succumbs
JAMES LAFAYETTE GRIFFIN, age 74, of Troy, died Oct. 3, after an illness of three months. Uncle Fate was well known through out Johnston County and resided in the Troy community for 40 years. He is survived by his wife, SARAH ANN, and eight children, Mrs. DELTA BURNS, Mrs. OMA BROGDON, Mrs. ESTA FAY HICKS and TOM GRIFFIN, all of Richmond, California; OTTO GRIFFIN of Sherman, Texas, A. L. GRIFFIN of Wapanucka, Mrs. HAZEL DARRAH of Burbank, California; A. J. GRIFFIN of Troy; one brother, BILL GRIFFIN of Whitesboro, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. MAY BEAN of Laverne, Okla., and Mrs. MELL HARKEN of Troy. Funeral services will be held at the Troy school house today (Thursday) with burial in the Troy cemetery.
Nephew of Local Woman Killed
Services for EUGENE NIVEN, U. S. Army Air Corps, who was killed in a plane crash in North Carolina recently, were held at Countyline last week. Niven is a nephew of Mrs. ROSEBUD BRYCE of Tishomingo. He is survived by four sisters, and a brother who is with the armed forces overseas. Another brother, BRYCE NIVEN, is missing in action over Germany.
Thursday, October 19, 1944
H. L. Bradshaw
HENRY L. BRADSHAW, age 71, died at his home in Tishomingo, Tuesday, following an illness of nine months. He lived at Tishomingo for 8 years and had farmed. Funeral services were at the Harrington funeral home chapel in Plano, Texas, Thursday, Oct. 12, with Rev. D. W. NICHOLAS and Rev. T. T. NEWTON officiating. Interment was in the Plano Mutual cemetery. Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. H. D. HAYS of Plano, and Mrs. CLINT CARPENTER of Fort Worth, Texas; two brothers, ED BRADSHAW of Dallas and JOE BRADSHAW of Plano; two sisters, Mrs. T. A. HUGHSTON of Dallas and Mrs. BERT ROBERTSON of Austin, Texas; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Mrs. Bradshaw is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. SELDON RAGSDALE and will be remembered as Miss VIOLA RAGSDALE.
Tishomingo Man Passes
Mr. and Mrs. L. H. MICKLE received a message, Sept. 30, letting them know that their son, RICHARD, in the U. S. Navy in the Pacific, was wounded.
Mrs. ADA FERRIS of Connerville received word that her son, Lt. SCOTT S. FERRIS, was promoted to the rank of captain. He is in the Air Corps stationed in India for the past 15 months, previously at Ceylon. He expects to be sent to China.
Cpl. KENNE LOCKE in New Guinea wrote a letter to his parents Mr. and Mrs. C. L. LOCKE of Tishomingo.
Mrs. MARY ELLA NEWBERRY, wife of JOHN N. NEWBERRY, died at the family home in Tishomingo, Oct. 16, following an illness of a few days. Mrs. Newberry was born in Collin County, Texas, on Oct. 16, 1866, age 78. Besides her husband, she is survived by children, CALVIN NEWBERRY of Joplin, MO., FRANK NEWBERRY of Patterson, Oregon, BURNEY NEWBERRY of Okmulgee, WILSON NEWBERRY of Bristow, Mrs. MATTIE CARHART of New York, Mrs. JOHN WARREN of Ardmore, and FRANCES of the home. Funeral services were held at the Chapman funeral home chapel Wednesday, Oct. 18, with Rev. M. D. GENTRY officiating. Interment was in the family cemetery near Mead. Pallbearers, long time family friends, were C. A. MCCALL, R. H. MCCALL, L. H. MICKLE, J. B. HUTCHENS, ROSS LIPE and ANDY ARMSTRONG.
Connerville Man Passes
Graveside services were held by Rev. LILLIE LYONS on Friday, Oct. 13, for GRANVILLE WAFFORD, long time resident of Connerville. Mr. Wafford died on Oct. 10 after a long illness. He was born in Hartman, Arkansas, April 3, 1893 and years later, moved to Oklahoma where he resided until death. He married March 1912 to Miss ANNIE POTTS. To this union ten children were born, eight of whom survive. He is survived by his wife, children, Mrs. MAMIE MAYBURN in California, Miss EDNA WAFFORD of Kansas, Mrs. LUCY HOWELL, LESTER, J. D. JUNIOR, and CARL WAFFORD all of Connerville (eighth name not listed); three sisters, Mrs. MARY DEATON and Mrs. MAGGIE POTTS, both of Tishomingo, and Mrs. DORA HAZLEWOOD of Atoka, and several grandchildren.
Tishomingo Man Passes
ROBERT Z. THOMPSON, Tishomingo resident for years, died at his home here on Saturday, Oct. 14, after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at the Chapman funeral home chapel on Tuesday, Oct. 16, with Rev. M. D. GENTRY officiating. Mr. Thompson was born in Montgomery, Alabama, March 5, 1860 and resided in Oklahoma many years. Surviving are daughters, Mrs. NORA PENNINGTON of Tishomingo, Mrs. LEOLA ALVERSON and Mrs. CORDELLA BELL both of Los Angeles, California, and some grandchildren. Pallbearers: DON HATHORN, J. C. COBB, JOHNNY DEATON, JAMES WILMOTH, GRADY COGDILL and BILL TALLEY.
Boat Ride Enjoyed
Early Sunday morning, Mr. and Mrs. WILBUR WHITE and Mrs. HARRY WORKMAN got abroad a cabin cruiser at the Olsen Dock located near Bee, made a round-trip through the Washita River channel and Pennington Creek to Mrs. BLANCHE CLARK’S, just two blocks south of Tishomingo’s Main Street. They made the trip at the invitation of Mr. Butler to see the necessity of buoys to mark the channel.
A rattlesnake, 4 ½ feet long, with four rattles was given to the high school science classes by NELSON HOOD, who was with his father, R. N. HOOD, when they snake was run over on the Tishomingo-Milburn highway.
Pvt. WOODROW B. RABON, whose wife, Mrs. ELMYRA RABON is a teacher in the Mill Creek school, was awarded the Combat Infantryman’s Badge for his conduct against the enemy in France.
Thursday, November 2, 1944
S. W. Mock
S. W. MOCK, age 74, pioneer citizen of Johnston County, died at his home in Tishomingo, Saturday, Oct. 28. Funeral services at the Chapman funeral home chapel, Monday, Oct. 30, were conducted by Rev. M. D. GENTRY of the Tishomingo First Baptist Church officiating. Interment was in the city cemetery. Mr. Mock was born in Hill County, Texas in 1870 and came to Oklahoma at age of 12, living here since. On Oct. 24, 1879 he married Miss DORA JANE CRUMNELY at Kenefic. To this union 11 children were born, nine surviving. Surviving are his widow; F. A. MOCK of Kenefic, Mrs. F. N. MCBRIDE of Lone Wolfe, Mrs. G. C. KEENAN of Haisington, Kansas, ROBERT MOCK of Duncan, Mrs. BERTHA SIMPKINS of Sherman, Texas, Mrs. LAURA HARLEN of Houston, Texas, Miss ROSIE MOCK of Norman, MELVIN MOCK of California, Mrs. DELPHIA PREWITT of Mill Creek, and 19 grandchildren.
Wapanucka Man Passes at Home
Funeral services for ROBERT C. HOWELL of Wapanucka were held Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the family residence with Rev. R. C. GREGORY of Stonewall officiating. Chapman funeral home of Tishomingo arranged interment in the Wapanucka cemetery. Mr. Howell, a pioneer Wapanucka resident, is survived by his widow, Mrs. CILLA HOWELL; three brothers, C. W. HOWELL of Wapanucka, GEORGE HOWELL of San Diego, California, and ED HOWELL of North Hollywood, Cal., and one sister Mrs. T.B. LOUMANN of Tulsa.
Thursday, November 9, 1944
Former County Boy Killed in Germany
Mr. and Mrs. LEM GREENWOOD of Fort Worth, Texas, formerly of Tishomingo, received word last week that their son, Cpl. AMAZIAH GREENWOOD, died in Germany on Sept. 26, of wounds received in battle there. Cpl. Greenwood entered the service on April 1, 1943 and has been overseas since August of this year. He is survived by his wife, one year old daughter, his parents, and one brother, Pvt. LEMUEL GREENWOOD who is in the Army in New Guinea.
Mr. and Mrs. MONROE, who live north of Tishomingo, received a letter from their son JACK in the 8th Marine Division, is coming home. He was awarded the Silver Star for leadership during the battle for Guam.
Mr. and Mrs. ERWIN CONLEY of Troy received word that their son, Pfc. AMOS CONLEY, is missing in action in Germany since Oct. 15. Inducted into the Army on Nov. 16, 1942, he has been overseas since July 13. He is 34 years old and lived most of his life near Troy, graduating in 1930. He has a brother in the Navy in the Pacific.
WILLARD RICHMOND, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. W. RICHMOND, died Friday, Nov. 23. Funeral services were held at the Chapman funeral home chapel with Rev. ROBERT YAGER/YEAGER of the Presbyterian-Christian Church of Tishomingo officiating. Richmond was born in this community and lived most of his life here. He had been in poor health for months. He is survived by his parents, his wife, Mrs. CECIL RICHMOND, two daughters, Mrs. WILLA DEAN MCNARY of New York City and JACKIE RICHMOND of Tulsa; brothers and sisters, Mrs. FERN WATKINS of Oklahoma City, Mrs. ESTELLE MCDONALD of Las Vegas, Nevada, JIM RICHMOND of Borger, Texas, Mrs. VIRGIE HENDRIX of Ada, Mrs. JUANITA BETTS of Dallas, Texas, KERRY RICHMOND of Salinas, California, and B. W. RICHARD Jr. of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Services were held at the Baptist Church in Mill Creek Sunday, Oct. 29, for Mrs. GERTRUDE CLARK, age 75, of Mill Creek, who passed away Thursday of that week at Bartlesville in the home of a daughter, Miss VERLA CLARK. Rev. CHARLES MYERS of the First Baptist Church at Sulphur officiated. Interment in the Mill Creek cemetery arranged by Dunn funeral home of Sulphur. Mrs. Clark was a resident of Mill Creek since 1890 when she moved there from Texas, born Feb. 12, 1869. Her husband, J. B. CLARK, die din 1911. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are three daughters, Miss VERLA CLARK of Bartlesville, Mrs. W. L. WHITNEY of Mill Creek, Mrs. H. J. DOWDY of Tishomingo, one son, J. R. CLARK of Anna, Illinois; one sister Mrs. W. G. DOAK of Ardmore, ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Pfc. TOMMY BOND, USMC, of Connerville was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in the Pacific war theater.
Mr. and Mrs. CARROLL HUTCHENS of Sherman, Texas, announce the birth of a son on Nov. 2, in a Sherman hospital, named CARROLL TATE HUTCHENS II. Carroll is stationed at Perrin Field, Sherman, Texas, son of Major and Mrs. REID HUTCHENS of Sherman.
Mr. and Mrs. R. M. HOWELL of Tishomingo received a letter from their son, Pvt. RAWLEIGH RAY HOWELL who is in Italy.
DOUGLAS R. SHARP, age 27, gunner on a Flying Fortress, was promoted from corporal to sergeant. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. CLAUDE M. SHARP of Ravia. His wife, Mrs. HELEN L. SHARP, lives at Huntington Park, Cal.
Mrs. ELI RUSSELL of Wapanucka route 1 was sent a German (Boche) parachute by her husband, Pfc. ELI RUSSELL in France. He is the son of Mrs. MARY J. HOLDEN of Fillmore and has been overseas since June 28, 1942.
Mr. and Mrs. CLINT WRIGHT and daughter ELIZABETH visited her brother, W. N. HARRIS and family.
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. CARTER and daughter GLADYS of Fillmore shopped in Tishomingo.
Mrs. ELLIS CHEADLE of Millburn was in Tishomingo.
Mr. and Mrs. TONY BETTS of Dallas attended the funeral of her brother here.
Mrs. JUSTINE LEWIS of Connerville visited her sister Mrs. LEOTA DUNCAN.
Mr. and Mrs. L. T. HARRIS and family of Wagoner visited her brothers, HUBERT and EDGAR JOHNSON this week.
Thursday, November 16, 1944
Madill Funeral for Mrs. Sparlin
Mrs. DENISE SPARLIN passed away at her home here on Sunday. Services were held Tuesday at the Watts funeral home chapel in Madill with SILAS TRIPLETT of the Madill Church of Christ officiating. Mrs. Sparlin made her home here the past nine years. Her husband, J.A . SPARLIN, passed away in 1922. Surviving are sons, BILL and HORACE SPARLIN of Madill; daughters, Miss VERA SPARLIN of Tishomingo and Mrs. EULA ANTONE of Topeka, Kansas; five grandchildren, two brothers, JAKE PENNINGTON of Tishomingo and WILL PENNINGTON of Wheeler, Texas; and one sister DOSIE JOHNSON of Tishomingo.
Thursday, November 23, 1944
KERRY T. RICHMOND, formerly of Tishomingo, died in a hospital at Salinas, California on Nov. 10, after an illness of seven weeks. Funeral services were held in Tishomingo on Nov. 17 with Rev. W. O. FELTS of the Tishomingo Nazarene Church officiating. The son of B. W. RICHMOND of Tishomingo, he was born in Tye Valley, Okla., June 10, 1906. Survivors are his wife, the former ERMA WHEELER, two daughters, ERMA JEAN and CHARLENE; two sons, DONALD RAY and EARNEST VERNON; his parents Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Richmond; four sisters, Mrs. FERN WATKINS of Oklahoma City, Mrs. MARION HENDRICKS of Ada, Mrs. W. R. MCDONALD of Las Vegas, Nevada, and B. W. RICHMOND Jr. of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Mrs. W. T. Edelen
Services were held at the Mannsville Baptist Church Sunday afternoon for Mrs. REBECCA EDELEN, long time resident of Mannsville. Mrs. Edelen, wife of the late W. EDELEN, died at her Mannsville home on Nov. 11 after several months illness. Rev. IRA PEAK of the Ardmore Baptist church officiated. Interment in the Mannsville cemetery arranged by Watts funeral home of Madill. Surviving are three sons, PARK EDELEN of Madill, KEITH EDELEN of Pampa, Texas, HOYT EDELEN of Diall, Texas, seven grandchildren, and one sisters, Mrs. MAUDE MOORE of Shawnee.
Pioneer Citizen Passes in Ardmore
STERLING PRICE TALLON, age 80, passed away on Nov. 18 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. BEAULAH NEELY in Ardmore. Mr. Tallon was in poor health for four months. He was born in Bell County, Texas, June 5, 1864. At age of 21, he married ADILINE/ADELINE TRIMBLE who died in 1939. Services were held in the home of his son, HARRY TALLON, of Tishomingo, on Nov. 19. 1944, with Rev. M. D. GENTRY of the Tishomingo First Baptist Church officiating. Interment in the Condon Grove cemetery arranged by Watts funeral home of Madill. Pallbearers were his grandsons, EARL JONES, PAUL JONES, EVERETT NEELY, J. P. NEELY, PERCY NEELY, and J. E. TALLON. Surviving are three sons, ERNEST, EARL and HARRY of Tishomingo; two daughters, Mrs. BEULAH NEELY of Ardmore and FLORENCE JONES of Atoka; four brothers, TOM, CLARENCE, WILLARD and CHARLES TALLON, all of California; four sisters, Mrs. BELLE HAWKEM of Graham, Texas, Mrs. CORA WHEELER of Paris, Texas, Mrs. ANN WHEELER of California, and Mrs. MARGE DOBBINS of Olney, Okla.
Mother of Former County Woman Dies in Missouri
Mother CONRAD, mother of Mrs. LILLIAN DUNN, formerly of Wapanucka, died at the home of Mrs. Dunn in St. Louis, Missouri, on Tuesday, Nov. 14. She visited her daughter in Wapanucka,
Mrs. T. F. THORNTON of Elk City and Mrs. OSCAR DARTER of Fredericksburg, Virginia, attended the funeral of GRADY DEERE at Madill last Friday. While here, they were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. FRANK COSTELLOW, who also attended the funeral.
Thursday, November 30, 1944
Ravia Boy Killed
LANE ‘RUSTY’ PHILLIPS, son of Mrs. MARIE OSBORNE of Ravia, was killed when the truck, he was driving, overturned about 4 miles west of Ravia, Wednesday morning. According to HEARN CHISHOLM, deputy sheriff, who investigated the accident, Phillips was coming east with a load of limestone rock and failed to make the curve just west of the Mill creek bridge on the Ravia-Mannsville farm-to-market road. He was pinned beneath the truck and killed almost instantly.
Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES SANDERS purchased the home formerly occupied by Mrs. IDA YANDEL. Mrs. Sanders has been employed by the Dept. of Public Welfare over a year while Mr. Sanders lived at their farm home near Mill Creek.
Cpl. AMAZIAH WILSON GREENWOOD was born at Ravia, July 25, 1923 and died from wounds received in action against the enemy in Germany, Sept. 26, 1944, age 21. He entered the service of his country April 1, 1943 and received training at Camp Roberts, California and Fort Mead, Maryland, before going overseas in August. He received his advanced education after graduating from Ravia high school in 1941. At time he entered the service, he was working for Swift & Co. in Fort Worth, Texas. Amaziah professed faith in Christ at an early age and was a member of the Trinity Methodist Church in Fort Worth. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. LEM GREENWOOD; his wife and baby daughter of Fort Worth; one brother, Sgt. LEMUEL GREENWOOD with the A.A.F. in New Guinea; and other relatives. Memorial service was held Nov. 13 in Fort Worth.
Mr. and Mrs. JESS LATHAM of Tishomingo announce the birth of a son, JAMES CURTIS, born Nov. 22.
Thursday, December 7, 1944
THOMAS LANE PHILLIPS, son of Mr. and Mrs. LEX PHILLIPS, was born in Ravia, Jan. 24, 1927 and spent most of his life here. He departed this life Nov. 2, at age of 17. He leaves his mother, Mrs. JOHN OZMENT, his stepfather, JOHN OZMENT; his own father passing away about 9 years ago; one brother, L. B. PHILLIPS now in the South Pacific; two sisters, SARAH LOU and VERA JEAN; one half-sister, LAURA MAE OZMENT; two step-brothers, JOHNNY and BOBBY GENE OZMENT; grandmother Mrs. SARAH MCCAUSE; great-uncle, M. D. PHILLIPS; uncles, F. D. MCCAUSE of Stockton, California; ED MCCAUSE of Vinita, CHARLES MCCAUSE of Connerville (fourth uncle not listed); aunts, Mrs. H. F. WRIGHT of Tishomingo, Mrs. J. F. SETTLES of Anadarko, Mrs. S. E. WEAVER and other relatives. Out of town people attending the funeral: C. N. OZMENT and boys of Mill Creek; DC. C. PHILLIPS family of Sherman, Texas; B. F. PHILLIPS and DECIE STATSOR and son of Oklahoma City, Mrs. ROBERT MILLER and daughter of Healdton; Pfc. JESSE DIXON of Seattle, Wash., FLORA and ANN OZMENT and LORENA WHITE of Tulsa; JOHNNY MCCAUSE family of Vinita; Mrs. S. E. WEAVER and son of El Paso, Texas; the E. D. MCCAUSE family of Missouri; Mrs. ALPHA MCDONALD of Ada, the JESS SETTLES family of Anadarko; the C. C. MCCAUSE family of Connerville; Mr. and Mrs. A. E. OPSOTA and Mrs. JOHNNIE PHILLIPS of Maud; Mrs. MAE WOOLWINE of St. Louis, the H. F. WRIGHT family, the BILL SETTLES family of Tishomingo; the J. K. PETERMAN family of Tishomingo; and Mr. and Mrs. E. W. DEATON of Milburn.
With Rev. RAY WATSON of Fort Gibson officiating, Miss VIOLET SWAIN and JACK BUSCH, both of Oklahoma City, were married Sunday, Dec. 2 at the Tishomingo Baptist church. She, a graduate of Tishomingo high school, is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. JAMES S. SWAIN of Tishomingo, and has been employed at Oklahoma City the past two years.
The Mannsville Farm Women’s club met with members present: Mesdames P. W. WILLIAMS, ERNEST WILSON, JIM NORTON, WILL HILL, OSCAR ALDRIDGE, JANES, CLAUDE BURROUGHS, Miss CARRIE RITCHEY, and Mrs. CARROLL, home demonstrator.
Mrs. J. T. BILLY and small daughter JOYCE ANN of Santa Paula, California, visited here en route to Oklahoma City from Dallas. She visited the MOON family in Dallas and will visit an aunt at Oklahoma City. Mrs. Bill will be remembered as BETTY LOU GOODMAN.
Mrs. JIM MCGLOCKLIN visited her mother Mrs. M. J. LEE and aunt Mrs. ANNIE FRENCH at Wapanucka.
Mrs. LANGFORD WARREN of Pauls Valley visited her aunt, Mrs. TOM CORNETT here.
JACKIE ‘BOY’ HAMILTON and JACK DODD left here for the armed forces.
Mr. and Mrs. BILL ARMSTRONG announce the birth of a daughter in an Ardmore hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. LOVETT announce the birth of a daughter in an Durant hospital. The father is home on furlough from the Navy.
Mrs. CARL BOYD and son BILLY of Beaumont, Texas, visited her parent, Mrs. ELIJAH DENTON (not listed as Mr. and Mrs. Denton).
Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE BEEBEE and J. O. SKILLERN visited Mrs. Skillern here on Thanksgiving.
Thursday, December 14, 1944
Connerville Pioneer Dies
MACK COLLUMS, age 84, Connerville pioneer, died at his home there after an extended illness. He lived at Connerville for the past 50 years. Rev. OWEN of the Ada Church of Christ conducted the funeral services at Connerville. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. SADIE COLLUMS; three sons, HENRY L. COLLUMS, F. C. COLLUMS, both of Wichita Falls, Texas; SHELTON COLLUMS of Tulsa; two daughters, Mrs. JOHN MARTIN of Tulsa and Mrs. GARNET UPDEGRAFF of Tishomingo.
Tishomingo Woman Dies
Mrs. FLORENCE ADELE EUBANK, a resident of Tishomingo many years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. MACK RUTHERFORD on Monday, Dec. 11, after an illness of a few hours. Mrs. Eubank was born Oct. 16, 1868 in Williamson County, Texas and married V. F. EUBANK on July 5, 1891. She is survived by a brother, ED CROSLEY of Portland, Oregon; five children, VIRGIL EUBANK of Longview, Wash., Mrs. MACK RUTHERFORD of Tishomingo, Mrs. A. L. COCHRAN of Oklahoma City, VERNON EUBANK of Hamilton, Missouri, and Mrs. DOROTHY RUDDY of Oklahoma City; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Chapman funeral home chapel Wednesday with Rev. FRED TUCKER of the Purcell Methodist Church officiating, assisted by Rev. C. M. ROSSER of the Tishomingo First Methodist Church. Burial was in the Tishomingo cemetery. Pallbearers: LAWRENC MICKLE, WILBURN WHITE, FRANK COSTELLOW, HORACE CUNNINGHAM, E. H. CHISHOLM and JOE CLARK.
Dr. CARL GARLAND announce his dental office would be closed while repairs are made. The office was damaged when fire swept the upper story of the Cox building.
CORBIN O’BRYAN, who for the past four years has been the Johnston County tag agent, resigned and Mrs. LOIS KELTNER was appointed to replace him. The tag office was moved to the office just south of the CLYDE WRIGHT Shoe Shop on North Kemp Ave., in the Chapman building.
J. O. STALLINGS
JAMES O. STALLINGS, age 78, resident of Bee, died in a Durant hospital on Nov. 29, following an illness of several days. Mr. Stallings was born in Macon, North Carolina, Aug. 29, 1866 and moved to Johnston County 45 years ago, engaged in farming. He remained on the same farm continuously during the years he lived here. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. ELIZA STALLINGS; eight sons, SOL, CLYDE, WILL, CLAUDE, BEN, HOMER of Kenefic, CHARLES of Santa Fe, New Mexico (8th son not named); two step-sons, LEE MCCASLAND/MCCASLIN of Madill and WALTER PERKINS of Fort Worth, Texas; four daughters, Mrs. ALICE FAUGHT of McAlester, Mrs. LORENE DAVIS and Mrs. FLORENCE BUTLER of Bee; Mrs. CHRISTINE ANDERSON of Santa Fe, N. M.; step-daughter KATE ANDERSON of Bee; 38 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Dec. 2 at the First Methodist Church at Durant with Rev. DON H. LEGRONE officiating. Burial was in the Highland cemetery there, arranged by Gus Pool & Son funeral home. Pallbearers: B. F. FOX, OBER L. SHANNON, LAWRENCE LEE, BUD TAYLOR, CHARLES COLBERT, JACK ETHERIDGE, and HORACE MARSHALL.
Funeral for Keel
Funeral services were held on Dec. 3 for JOHNSON COOLIDGE KEEL, son of Mr. and Mrs. ARTSON KEEL at Troy. Born Jan. 11, 1927, he was buried at the family burial ground near Reagan. He is survived by his parents, four brothers, and one sister.
Mother of Mrs. Bob Wood Passes
Mrs. G. W. BEVIS, formerly of Tishomingo, and mother of Mrs. BOB WOOD, died Tuesday at her home in Sangar, California, after a prolonged illness. Mrs. Wood had been ill about 6 weeks. Funeral services were held at Sangar Thursday. Mrs. Bevis was a member of the Tishomingo Nazarene church for years.
Grandson of Local People Killed in Action
Radioman 1-c CHARLES DOUGLAS THORNTON, son of Mrs. LULA THORNTON of Los Angeles, California, and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. CAL WHEELER of Tishomingo, was reported by the Navy as killed in action. He was at Leyte where the American forces are battling the Japanese for control of the Philippine Islands. ROBERT THORNTON, a brother of Douglas, was killed in action Oct. 20, 1943.
“The only thing I liked about California is the paycheck I got every Friday morning,” was the words used by LUTHER HORTON of Milburn in describing his stay in California. He and his wife spent the past 14 months in California and are now in Tishomingo visiting their daughter Mrs. KENNETH CLARK.
Mrs. CARLTON PURTLE and family, who have resided in Tishomingo the past six years, left for Mission, Texas where Mr. Purtle has been employed the past month.
The girls on the Pontotoc basketball team: NINA RUTH HARRIS, MARY LOVE KISER, KATY RUTH HILTON, NOVETA HARRIS, DOROTHY FAYE THOMAS, JUANITA WOOD, MAUDIE HILTON, MELETA WINTON, TABBY WOOD and DAWATHA BRYANT.
The boys: URE PIGG, J. D. NORMAN, BILLY GLOVER, JEFF DAVIS and SAM BARRETT.
Former County Citizen Dies in Idaho
JIM HOWARD, formerly of Johnston County, died Dec. 9 at his home in Boise, Idaho. Mr. Howard served as the second county clerk of Johnston County following statehood and will be remembered by many old-timers.
Mr. and Mrs. SAM CALDWELL and daughter of Milburn and Mrs. ELZIE CALDWELL and daughter of Tishomingo left for San Antonio to visit Pfc. ELZIE CALDWELL. He is in a hospital there, just returned from overseas.
Pfc. HENRY POTTS returned to Abilene, Texas, after a furlough visiting his wife and baby, his parents Mr. and Mrs. A. M. POTTS of Tishomingo who just moved to Denison, Texas. He is now a corporal and has been in the Army 23 months.
Thursday, December 21, 1944
Services for Pioneer Woman
Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 15, for Mrs. J. W. CHAPMAN, who passed away at her home in Tishomingo, Dec. 14, following an illness of several months. Mrs. Chapman, age 75, was born in Nashville, Tennessee, and moved to Texas with her parents when a child. She married J. W. CHAPMAN on Dec. 25, 1885 in Temple, Texas and they moved to Tishomingo in 1902. He died in 1935. She is survived by three children, PAUL CHAPMAN of Los Angeles, California, RUSSELL CHAPMAN and Mrs. LUCILLE CHAPMAN REED of Tishomingo; two grandchildren, MARVIN REED in the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, and CYNTHIA CHAPMAN of Tishomingo. Services were conducted by Rev. GEORGE QUARTEMAIN, rector of the Ardmore St. Phillips Episcopal Church. Burial was in the Tishomingo city cemetery. Pallbearers: HEAD WHITE, JOE BAILEY COBB, JOE CASHMAN, HAL STAMPS, R. H. MCLEAN, FORREST ARMSTRONG and TONY BETTS.
Local Boy in Four Major Invasions
Pvt. ROLAND E. ‘STUD’ KIMBROUGH, is back after the Germans again after 5 months in the hospital following his third attack of malaria. He ‘took after’ the Germans in North Africa, then France in the Normandy invasion, and on German soil. He is a member of the Second Armored Division.
Killed in Action
S-Sgt. O. S. MCIVER, son of GERALD I. MCIVER of Tishomingo, who was listed as missing in action over 8 months, is officially killed in action in France on Feb. 6, 1944.
City Man’s Nephew Killed
J. T. LIGHTFOOT of Tishomingo received word that his nephew, ROY E. LIGHTFOOT, of Floydada, Texas, was killed in an airplane crash on Dec. 3 near Weatherford, Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. F. E. LARKHAM, residents of Wapanucka over 20 years, visited at Tulsa then moved to Richmond, California. Their daughter Mrs. S. J. BASS lives in Richmond.
Miss ZENOBIA RATCHFORD of Shamrock, Texas, is visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. OTIS RATCHFORD here.
The JAMES MASSEY family visited the CARLTON MILLER home here.
The NATH GRIFFIN family moved back here from California.
In the home of Mr. and Mrs. BEN STALLINGS Sunday were: CAR WEST of Tishomingo, the WILL STALLINGS family, the CLYDE STALLINGS family, HOMER STALLINGS, HOSUTON SHASTEEN and Mr. SILERS.
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