The Sulphur Times-Democrat
Sulphur, Murray Co., Oklahoma
Thursday, April 3, 1941
EMMETT M. RICE
Emmett M. Rice, age 67, prominent Sulphur businessman for 40 years, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at his home here Sunday night. Rice had been in bad health for years. He underwent an appendectomy operation at Ardmore hospital in early March and was believed recovering. Rice was born in Arkansas January 27, 1874 and spent his early life there. He moved to Sulphur in 1903 and was engaged in dairying for many years. Later he opened the Sulphur Tire and Battery Shop on West Muskogee, one of the oldest Sulphur businesses. He served six terms as county commissioner, gasoline inspector. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, becoming a member while a young man in Arkansas. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. GERTRUDE RICE, a son MURTON RICE, and a daughter WILLA MAE BULLARD of Longview, Texas, and five grandchildren. All attended except for a grandson FAGAN RICE in the U. S. Navy at San Diego. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Frier Funeral Home chapel, Rev. ROBERT S. SCALES of the First Baptist Church officiated. Pallbearers were R. C. GREEN, J. J. DIAMOND, C. P. SINGLETARY, AVERY HALPAIN, C. E. STOCKTON and ED MARTIN. Interment was at Oaklawn cemetery.
Funeral for County Farmer
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon last week at Davis for JAMES E. JONES, age 56, county farmer, who died late Monday in an Oklahoma City hospital. Jones, who lived two miles north of Woodland school, was found by his wife in a pasture on his farm, suffering a paralysis stroke. He was taken to the Oklahoma City hospital where he died five days later. He had lived near Davis for 22 years. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. MARY K. JONES; three daughters, Mrs. HENRY BROWN and Mrs. CHARLES FRAZIER, both of Davis; and Mrs. B. DIGBY of Antlers; and four sons, RAYMOND, GEORGE, and RUFUS JONES of Davis, and CARLTON JONES of Dallas. Rev. SAM HENDRICKS officiated at the rites held at the Davis Methodist church. Interment was at Green Hill cemetery at Davis.
ROBERT HOUSTON DOTY, Jr. born Tuesday to Mr. and Mrs. ROBERT HOUSTON DOTY, Sr., who live on Route 3.
A son was born Tuesday to Mr. and Mrs. WALTER KINNEY, formerly of Sulphur, now at Los Angeles, California. Mrs. Kinney is the former Miss MARJORIE JOHNSON, daughter of Mrs. MARTHA L. JOHNSON of West 12th St. Both parents were members of the 1937 Sulphur highschool class.
Sister of Taylors Dies
Funeral services were held Saturday at Crinerville for Mrs. ELIZABETH BIGHAM, age 674, of Graham, who died unexpectedly of a heart attack at the home of her son, C. B. BIGHAM of Fittstown, Thursday night. Mrs. Bigham was a sister of R. L. and A. P. TAYLOR of Sulphur. She was born in Texas June 16, 1876 but was reared in Indian Territory. She joined the Methodist church when she was 16 years old. She was married to BOONE BIGHAM at Ardmore 49 years ago and they lived in southern Oklahoma for many years.
Longtime Davis Resident Dies
Mrs. R. M. WOODS, long a resident of Davis, died early Monday night at her home at Davis after an illness of six years. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Davis Methodist Church, Rev. M. F. BELL, pastor, officiated. Interment at Green Hill cemetery was directed by Hutchins Funeral Home. Mrs. Woods is survived by her husband, a son ALFRED of Davis and other children who do not live in the county,.
Mrs. Nancy Pannell
Mrs. NANCY MELVINA PANNELL, age 83, died Sunday morning at the home of her son, W. T. PANNELL, Route 2, Byars, northwest of Sulphur. Mrs. Pannell was born in Alabama May 19, 1857 and spent her early life in Arkansas. She lived in Oklahoma since 1906 and was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include four sons, W. T. PANNELL of Byars, J. R. and GEORGE PANNELL, both of Dirks, Arkansas; and JAMES PANNELL of Center, Colorado; and four daughters, Mrs. MARTHA JORDON of Wright city, Mrs. MARY MAGAR of Wilson, Mrs. FANNIE ESTES and Mrs. LONNIE GORDON both of Ada. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Oil Center Holiness church, Rev. HARRISON of Oil Center officiated. Interment was at Maxwell cemetery, directed by Frier Funeral Home of Sulphur.
Mrs. P. G. LEIDMAN Dies at Pampa
Mrs. P. G. Leidman, former prominent resident of Sulphur, died Friday at Pampa, Texas. Mrs. Leidman, whose husband operated the first light plant, ice plant and ice cream factory here, moved from Sulphur at the end of World War, after a residence here of about 15 years. Mr. Leidman died years ago. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. ESTHER KING of Miami, Florida, and two sons ERNEST LEIDMAN of Oklahoma City and WALTER LEIDMAN of Post, Texas. After funeral services at Pampa, interment was at El Reno.
WILLAIM DAVIS PAYNE, known as Billy to Sulphur persons, died unexpectedly in a local hospital early Sunday morning within two months of the day he was would have received his high school diploma. Payne had been ill about ten days. He was 17 years old… born here September 1, 1923. He was a member of the senior class, president of the school’s chapter of the national forensic league, debate tournaments… athletics… He was a member of the First Baptist Church. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. PAYNE, and a brother JOHNNIE, all of Sulphur…
Nephew of Smiths Injured
VICTOR HUGHES, age 29, an Ada glass company clerk, was injured after he and his wife were kidnapped by an unemployed man at Ada. Hughes is a nephew of Mr. and Mrs. C. S. SMITH of Sulphur. JOHN HENRY MATTHEWS was arraigned.
Thursday, April 10, 1941
Mrs. John Clinton Dies
Mrs. PARRY ZADE CLINTON, age 81, died Saturday night at the home of her son LLOYD CLINTON, 1018 West Muskogee. Mrs. Clinton had lived at Sulphur since 1907. She was born in Montgomery, Alabama November 11, 1859 and spent her early life in Texas. She was a member of St. Paul Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, JOHN M. CLINTON; two daughters, Mrs. C. E. INGRAM of Sulphur and Mrs. D. M. GOLDEN of Anadarko; four sons, JOE and LLOYD CLINTON of Sulphur, BRUCE CLINTON of Los Angeles and H. V. CLINTON of Comanche, and 19 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon. Interment was directed by Dunn Funeral Home.
Mrs. T. A. Brassfield Dies
Mrs. LAURA ALICE BRASSFIELD, age 63, died early Wednesday at her home at Sunshine after a paralytic stroke earlier this week. She had lived near Sulphur for the last 20 years. Survivors include her husband, T. A. BRASSFIELD, a brother I. A. BROOME of Chigley and some children. Funeral services were held this afternoon at Wynnewood View cemetery directed by Dunn Funeral Home.
Plead Not Guilty
JIM and PERRY DONAHO were arraigned and plead not guilty to larceny and forgery.
Thursday, April 10, 1941
Wirt Veteran Dies
MALLIE WARDEN, 47 year old Wirt World War veteran, died Friday at the state veterans hospital after a long illness. He had been a patient at the veterans center since January. The body was taken to Healdton for funeral services and interment Sunday. Local arrangements were with the Dunn Funeral Home.
Bobby Lattimore Gets Dog Back Thru Want Ad
BOBBY LATTIMORE ran a want ad in the Sulphur Daily News in hope of locating his lost wire-haired terrier. The day following its disappearance, a farmer, living 11 miles north of town, had taken the dog from town thinking it was his granddaughter’s pet, but read the ad and returned the dog. Bobby is the son of Mr. and Mrs. MOODY L. LATTIMORE.
Father of Mrs. Crawford Dies
Funeral services were held at Wellington, Texas Tuesday afternoon for W. W. SUGG, father of Mrs. FRANK CRAWFORD. Mr. Sugg died early Sunday morning where his daughter had been since Friday.
Three Marriage Licenses
L. T. MEDLEY, Jr. 30 to AGNES NEW, 25 both of Shawnee.
RICHARD CASTLEBERRY 18 of Route 2 to MARY LOU HOFFMAN of Roff
JAMES D. POGUE 21 to OMEGA (bad print copy)
Thursday, April 17, 1941
Funeral Services for Mrs. Brassfield
Funeral services were held at Wynnewood View cemetery last Thursday for Mrs. ALICE BRASSFIELD, age 63, who died at her home at Sunshine 3 ½ miles northeast of Davis early Wednesday morning, April 9. Mrs. Brassfield was a pioneer of the county, having come here with her husband, T. A. BRASSFIELD about 30 years ago from Texas. Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Mrs. JIM BALCOM of Arizona, Miss JESSIE BRASSFIELD of Sunshine, Mrs. FAY PALMER of Colorado; two sisters, Mrs. CASS GIBBS of Healdton and Mrs. ED CRAWFORD of Davis; and three brothers, J. W. BROOM of Oklahoma City, I. A. BROOM of Iona, and L. E. BROOM of Valley View. Dunn Funeral Home was in charge.
ALVIN L. SANDERS, age 49, of Route 2 Roff, died last Thursday in the state veterans hospital where he had been a patient for some time. Sanders, born at Burneyville on April 21, 1891, had lived near Sulphur the past four years. He had lived most of his life in southern Oklahoma. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. ODESSA SANDERS of Roff, sisters, Mrs. G. H. WHITE of Davis, Misses BILLIE JEAN and MARTHA JO SANDERS both of Roff, and a son HARLON SANDERS of U. S. Air Corps at Honolulu; his mother Mrs. MARTHA SANDERS of Marietta, two brothers, H. C. and N. A. SANDERS both of Marietta; three sisters Mrs. A. A. THORNE of Marietta, Mrs. C. I. TAYLOR of Oklahoma City, Mrs. ANNIE HOUSTON of Altus, and two grandsons, GUY DOUGLASS and SAM MICHAEL WHITE of Davis. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Frier Funeral Home chapel with Rev. ROBERTS S. SCALES of the First Baptist Church officiating. Pallbearers were MARVIN STEPHENS, CLAUDE RENNIE, AUDRY CASTLEBERRY, NOBLE SNODGRASS, J. E. HENDERSON and OSCAR YOUNG. Interment was at Oaklawn cemetery.
ROBERT H. THARPE was renamed superintendent of Davis schools after completing his first year as Davis superintendent. Others renamed: JOHN BERRYHILL as high school principal; Mrs. OMA NORMAN as grade school principal; ELMER KELLY as building supervisor. In high school; Mesdames NITA GREER, VELMA CHAMBLESS, WILL ELLEN MILLER, LUCILLE CRAVATT, CLAY HOWELL and Miss LARRA ZOLA COE. In grade school: Misses JESSIE LOU RAMSEY, BEUNA DAUGHERTY, LOIS COLLINS, and Mesdames LOLA FAY KRIENHAGEN, BLANCHE CHEATHAM, BERNICE HATCHER, GRACE GARRISON. The music instructor HAROLD CREVELING resigned.
Mrs. Don Lacy
Mrs. DON LACY, formerly of Davis, died in an Oklahoma City hospital Friday, April 4, after suffering an heart ailment for about six weeks. Mrs. Lacy was the former Miss ETHLYN HILL, who spent her childhood in Davis. She married DON LACY in 1918, later moving to Ardmore then to Oklahoma City. Funeral service were in Oklahoma City with interment at Green Hill cemetery at Davis.
Man, Who Went to Davis with Show, Remained, Dies
CHARLES KRIMNITZ, age about 70, who had lived in Davis for the past 15 years, died at his room at Davis Monday night, April 7. He had been in poor health for some years. He came to Davis with a traveling show in 1926, became ill and remained. As far as is known, he had no living relatives.
A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. RAY SUMMNERS at Cleburne, Teas on April 9. Her mother is the former Miss JEWELL GREEN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. GREEN of Sulphur.
TRAVIS TRESS BOYKIN of Sulphur and CHARLES LESLIE LETFORD of Route 3 Wynnewood, both volunteers, left for the Oklahoma City draft induction station. An alternate if JAMES RAY CLINE.
Rites at Hickory
Funeral rites were held at the Hickory Methodist Church Sunday afternoon for Mrs. EVA MAY CLAYTON, age 60, of Hickory, who was burned to death Saturday when her clothing caught fire from a stove. Mrs. Clayton was found near death on the kitchen floor by her husband, C. A. CLAYTON, who had been working in the garden. A physician was summoned but she died after his arrival. She was suffering paralysis of one hand and was unable to fight the flames in her clothing. Survivors include her husband; two daughters Mrs. FLOYD DURHAM of Buckhorn and Mrs. CORBETT SMITH of Hickory, and a son PAUL E. CLAYTON of Billings. Mrs. Clayton had lived in Oklahoma since 1891, widely known to communities near Sulphur. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. C. HOLLAND of Ada. Interment was at Palmer directed by Dunn Funeral Home. Pallbearers were R. B. BRADLEY, THURMAN SMITH, R. CARMICHAEL, PLEAS SHIPP, W. B. SMITH and SAM BROWN.
Services for Miss Ola Farris
Funeral services were held Wednesday for Miss OLA MAY FARRIS, age 47, who died at her home at El Reno Tuesday after an illness of three months. Miss Farris lived in Sulphur about 18 years, then moved to El Reno in November 1940. She was born August 24, 1893 at Sherman, Texas and a member of the Latter Day Saints church. Survivors include her mother, Mrs. MINNIE C. FARRIS of El Reno, a brother ROY FARRIS of Denison, Texas, and a sister Mrs. LUCILLE JOHNSON of Oklahoma City. Rites were held at the Dunn Funeral Home chapel with Elder ERNEST WILDMAN of the LDS church at Oklahoma City officiating. Pallbearers were SYLVESTER PEAK, ROY BENNETT, W. E. HILL, JASPER PETERS, N. B. TERRY and ROY DURHAM. Interment was at Oaklawn cemetery here.
The nine day old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. DELBERT CAGLE died Sunday, April 6, at the family home 2 ½ miles east of Sulphur. Burial was at Green Hill cemetery at Davis Monday. Mrs. Cagle is the daughter of Mrs. And Mrs. M. A. GARREN of Sunshine and Mr. Cagle is the son of Mr. and Mrs. LEE CAGLE of Davis.
Four Marriage Licenses
GROVER C. TATE 21 of Tishomingo to LUCILLE LEE GARDNER 19 of Madill
DLEVERT W. SCHOCKLEY 13 to OVALINE WIGGINTON 18 both of Mill Creek.
JAEMS HOFFMAN 12 of Mangum to DORENE STOUT 25 of Brinkman
HARMON CLARK 19 to RUBY QUINTON 15 of Mill Creek
J. M. JINKS of Scullin celebrated his 69th birthday Easter Sunday, April 13, with a group of relatives.
Thursday, April 24, 1941
Rites for L. A. ARMS
Funeral services were held Saturday for LORA A. ARMS, age 50, widely known Murray County farmer, who died late Thursday in a local hospital. He underwent an appendectomy operation last week but it failed to save his life. Born in this area in 1891, Arms spent his entire life here. He lived on Route 2 Sulphur. The county courthouse was closed at noon in respect to Arms, who was a brother of county commissioner J. A. ARMS and all county officials attended the funeral. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. ANNIE BELLE ARMS; two sons, NICK and KENNETH LEE ARMS, both of Sulphur, daughter-in-law, Mrs. NICK ARMS; three daughters, Mrs. MAYBELLE PRENTICE of Tulsa, Miss JUNE ARMS of Duncan and LORA ARMS of Sulphur; his mother Mrs. J. A. ARMS; four brothers, J. A. ., O.J., AMOS and C. A. ARMS, all of Sulphur; three sisters, Mrs. O. SPARKS of Wynnewood, Mrs. C. P. SINGLETARY and Mrs. W. C. MILLER both of Sulphur, and a grandchildren, DONAL RAY PRENTICE of Tulsa. Rites were at the Frier Funeral Home chapel with JOHN R. FULMER of the Vinita Avenue Church of Christ officiating. Pallbearers were OSCAR GRAHAM, CHARLES DYER, OLEN SARTAIN, OTIS CORLEY, OSCAR E. HUFFINES and FLOYD E. POTES. Interment was at Oaklawn cemetery.
Mrs. DAISY ‘MA’ CRIDER Dies
Mrs. Daisy Crider, age 69, known affectionately throughout Murray County as ‘Ma’ Crider, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. CHARLIES WEESE, of Greggston, Texas, Wednesday, April 16, after an illness of one week. Mrs. Crider was born at Joplin, Missouri April 15, 18723 and moved wither husband, the late S. CRIDER, to Drake about 30 years ago. Mr. Crider died about a year ago. She was known and respected by many local people. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. W. G. CAMPBELL of Oklahoma City and Mrs. Weece; and four grandchildren, including BERNARD WEESE of Mill Creek. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Dunn Funeral Home chapel, conducted by three ministers of the Church of Christ of which she was a member. There were JACK CHAFFIN and JOHN R. FULMER of Sulphur and W. A. KERCHEVILLE of Greggston, Texas. Interment was at Drake cemetery. Pallbearers were OSCAR E. HUFFINES, FRANK HARRIS, KNOX GILBERT, REECE HALE, JOE BOSTICK and H. M. BREWER.
Lightning Ridge Man Dies
DOUGLAS HOWELL, age 41, of Lightning Ridge died April 17 in a Norman hospital following a long illness. Born at Roff, June 9, 1900, he spent his life there. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. FANNIE HOWELL; five sons, WILLIAM DOUGLAS, LEROY, EARL GEENE, JAMES and OTIS RAY, all of the home; a daughter Mrs. GEORGIA JETTON of (bad print), a ? (bad print) of Lindsay and brothers and two sisters. Funeral services were held at the Lightning Ridge church Friday afternoon, Rev. O. A. HOLLAND of Ada officiated. Interment at Lightning Ridge cemetery was arranged by the Dunn Funeral Home.
Rose Rites Here
Funeral services for BILLY ROSE of Hickory, a soldier stationed at El Paso, Texas, were held at the Hickory Methodist Church Sunday afternoon. Rose died recently at El Paso, but there are no details. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. SYLVIA ROSE STONE. Pallbearers were six American Legionnaires, NOBLE SNODGRASS, JOHN SHIPLEY, RED HENDERSON, and SAM H. SPEAKS, R. G. BAL(?) and OSCAR YOUNG. Honorary pallbearers include EDWARD COFFMAN, CLIFF FORAKER, LEE FOX and W. J. WEBB. Interment at Hickory cemetery was arranged by Dunn Funeral Home.
Mr. and Mrs. THURMAN PEARSON, Mr. and Mrs. EARL PEARSON and son, Mr. and Mrs. MILLARD BRANDSTATT and Rev. and Mrs. GEORGE HARRIS of Sulphur, MR. and Mrs. CLYDE BREWER and children of the Drake community, and Mr. and Mrs. Q. SCOTT and daughter OLETA, and Mr. and Mrs. PRESTON SCOTT of Hickory attended the funeral services held at the First Methodist Church of Wynnewood Monday for CLAUDE BEAVERS of Brady, 17 year old Wynnewood high school senior. He was a relative of Mrs. Thurman Pearson and the Brandstatts. He was in an auto accident nearly Brady Saturday and died Sunday. Interment was at the Wynnewood cemetery, services by Rev. HARRIS of the Pentecostal Holiness Church here.
From another article: CLAUDE BEAVERS was the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. BEVERS of Brady. Other relatives include a younger brother.
Former Davis Resident Dies
Mrs. BILLIE BUMGARNER, age 24, former Davis resident, died April 16 in a Wynnewood hospital after an illness of two months. Mrs. Bumgarner, wife of U. L. BUMGARNER, was born in Ardmore, July 18, 1916 and had spent most of her life at Davis and Woodland. Her husband is employed with the Dulaney freight lines. Other survivors include a daughter, GAY, age 4; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. HUGH GILLILAND of Woodland; a sister MARY JO GILLILAND and four brothers, H. C., CLYDE, SAM and JAMES GILLILAND, all of Woodland. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church of Davis last Thursday. Rev. M. F. BELL of the First Methodist Church officiated. Burial was in Green Hill Cemetery at Davis.
CORNELIUS TROUT and ALVIN HETZEL were given suspended sentences for stealing hay from O. J. ARMS north of Sulphur. DUANE HETZEL, a minor, got a continuance.
Rites for Robert Baer
Funeral services for ROBERT BAER, 14 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. RUDOLPH BAER of 1109 West Vinita, were held this morning at the St. Paul Methodist Church. The boy died in a local hospital Wednesday morning. Rev. F. L. GILES of the St. Paul Methodist Church officiated and members of the American Legion as pallbearers. Probable pallbearers were ROSS B. WOMMACK, OSCAR YOUNG, NOBLE SNODGRASS, R. G. BAIN, RED HENDERSON, JOHN SHIPLEY, CLIFF FORAKER and SAM H. SPEAKS. Robert Baer was born October 22, 1927 at El Reno and was a seventh grade student at Sulphur junior high. He was a member of the St. Paul Methodist Church and the Sons of the American Legion. Interment at El Reno was arranged by Frier Funeral Home.
Thursday, May 1, 1941
Mrs. Dixon Dies
Mrs. INEZ DIXON, age 43, wife of WYLIE DIXON of Healdton, formerly of Davis, received fatal injuries in an accident near Mannsville early Wednesday, May 23. The Dixons formerly lived in Davis and have numerous relatives here. Dixon formerly was manager of the C. M. MAYS Lumber Co. in Davis. Dixon said that the tie rod of the auto broke and he could not turn a curve, smashing into a culvert. Rites were held at Healdton with burial at Ravia.
S. D. Kytle
STARLING DAVIS KYTLE, age 79, a resident of Sulphur for the last 21 years, died of a heart ailment Friday morning at his home 1029 West 10th Street. Born in Windor, Georgia, he spent his early life there then moved to Oklahoma. He formerly lived at Tribbey. He was a member of the Universalist church and while younger, was a member of the Woodmen of the World and the Odd Fellows. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. MINNIE KYTLE; two sons, TOM KYTLE of Cement and BOB KYTLE of Allen; three daughters Mesdames H. T RAY and SALLY BURLESON both of Macomb and ANNA KILBRY of Sulphur; a sister Mrs. CARRIE DANIEL of Perryton, Texas, 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral service were held Saturday afternoon at the Dunn Funeral Home chapel. Pallbearers were KYTLE RAY, FLOYS BURLESON, S. D. BURLESON, RAYMOND KYTLE, J. D. KILBY and PRYDE ROBERTS. Interment was at Tecumseh.
S. A. Gordon
SANDERS ANDREWS GORDON, age 58, died of pneumonia early last Thursday morning at his home five miles north and one mile east of Sulphur. He had been ill about two weeks. Gordon was born December 11, 1882 in Grayson County, Texas but had lived in Oklahoma about 40 years, last seven in this community. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. (bad print), sons, (bad print), JIMMIE GORDON of the home; daughters, ODELLE GORDON of the home, Mrs. LULA ELLIS of Sulphur, Mrs. HAZEL COFFMAN of Ardmore, Mrs. VIRGIE ROALDN of Stratford; his mother , Mrs. MARTHA SUMMERHILL and sister Mrs. LULA B. DAVIS both of Wichita Falls, Texas. Funeral services were Friday at the Dunn Funeral Home chapel, Rev. E. C. MEGAHAN of the Assembly of God Church officiated. Interment was at Palmer cemetery.
CLARENCE SMITH was fined in the justice of peace court.
Sylvester Johnson, age 68, of Davis died in an Oklahoma City hospital Thursday April 17. Funeral rites were held at the family home in Davis last Friday. Rev. M. F. BELL of the First Baptist Church officiated. Burial was in the Green Hill Cemetery. Johnson had been a resident of Davis for 17 years, devoted most of his life to farming. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. BETTIE JOHNSON, and two sons, RAYMOND JOHNSON of Davis and ROME JOHNSON of Pampa, Texas.
Search for Money Waste of Time
Mrs. JENNIE BALLINGER, operator of the Jenny-Ren tavern, warned would-be robbers they were wasting their time, since no money remains in the tavern overnight. Thieves broke in Monday night and found no cash.
Thursday, May 8, 1941
ROY DILLARD, sentenced to three years for cattle theft, sawed his way from the county jail hours before he was to be taken to prison.
Walker’s Mother Dies
Mrs. REBECCA WALKER, age 77, mother of ADDISON WALKER , died today at her home at Quapaw after a long illness. Funeral rites are pending.
Mr. and Mrs. HOLLIS FORD at Straftord have twin daughters, LILA FAY and LETHA MAY, born last Friday. Ford made his home with Mr. and Mrs. W. S. GRIFFITHS of Gilsonite for 11 years.
WILLIAM R. ELDROD 30 to LUCILLE CARLILE 20 both of Sulphur Route 3.
JACK DUKE 30 to ALENE HAMBY 19 both of Pauls Valley.
ROY HILLIARD 21 of Sulphur Route 3 to ELIZABETH EDWARDS 19 of Big Canyon.
J. C. MARTIN 21 to Tishomingo to HAZEL MAE DEAVER 19 of Ravia.
Thursday, May 18, 1941
BUCK MINTON 21 to RUBY REYNOLDS 18 both of Elmore City
CODY R. WRIGHT 50 to Mrs. ORA BAILEY 28 both of Mill Creek.
C. A. MILLER 43 to GLADYS E. LANGFORD 27 both of Sivells Bend, Texas.
RICHARD V. SPENCER 22 to RUTH M. NEAL 18, both of Sulphur.
Funeral for Mrs. Gafford
Funeral services were held Wednesday for Mrs. MARGIE GAFFORD, who died of heart attack at early Tuesday at her home, 1221 West Wynnewood. She had been ill about a year. Mrs. Gafford was born near Kilgore, Texas where she spent her early life. She married FRED GAFFORD in Sulphur Springs, Texas in 1905 and they moved to Sulphur in 1906. Mrs. Gafford was a member of the First Methodist Church and was active in all the departments. She was a member of Eastern Star and widely known. Survivors include a sister Mrs. L. A. BUTLER of Winona, Texas; several nieces and nephews, two brothers-in-law, T. F. GAFFORD of Oklahoma City and OWEN GAFFORD of Hopkins County, Texas and two sisters-in-law, Mrs. MAY GAFFORD of Hopkins County, Texas and Miss IRBY GAFFORD. (rest is bad print )
Funeral services were held May 4 near Madill for ANDREW JACKSON BLACKWELL, age 69, father of Mrs. BERTHA BROWN of Big Canyon. Jackson died May 2 at the family residence at Simpson where he lived for many years. JOHN W. PIGG of the Madill Church of Christ officiated.
A daughter, named MARY ANN, was born shortly after midnight to Mr. and Mrs. FLOYD E. ‘JACK’ POTES at an Ardmore hospital. Mrs. Potes, once a teacher at Sulphur high school, is the former Miss GLADYS WALLINGSFORD.
Fort Bliss, Texas: In orders issued by Lt. Col. BOYE, commanding officer of the 7th Cavalry, Private AUDREY J. PIPPEN, son of LEONARD PIPPEN of Roff, was appointed sergeant.
Thursday, May 15, 1941
Mrs. Dixon Dies
Mrs. ANNA DIXON, age 61, of Davis, widow of the late LUM DIXON, died in an Oklahoma City hospital Thursday, May 8, after an illness of more than four months. Mrs. Dixon, born in West Point, Tennessee, lived in and near Davis since 1904. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. R. T. STACK of Petersburg, Florida, and Miss BEAULAH DIXON of Ravia; and five sons, MARVIN DIXON of Oklahoma City, FRANK DIXON of Davis, WYLIE DIXON of Healdton, WALTER and JESS DIXON both of Ravia. Funeral services were held at Friday at Davis with interment at Green Hill cemetery.
Mrs. G. A. Sims
Mrs. EVA SIMS, age 63, one of Davis’ pioneers, died at her home in Davis Tuesday, May 6, after a long illness. She was the wife of C. A. SIMS. Born in California and reared in Missouri, she came to Indian Territory in 897 and spent the remainder of her life in Davis. Survivors include her husband; two children, Miss RUBY SIMS and CLARENCE SIMS, both of Davis; her stepmother, Mrs. BETTIE CASH of Bentonville, Arkansas; a brother D. C. CASH of Davis and a half-brother, CHRIS CASH of Bentonville. Funeral rites were held at the First Christian Church in Davis Wednesday, Rev. W. I. LOWE, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiated. Interment was in Green Hill Cemetery.
Father of L. I. Bennett Dies
G. O. BENNETT, age 85, father of L. I. BENNETT, died Wednesday of last week at Shawnee. Burial was Friday in the Oaklawn cemetery here, following funeral rites at Shawnee. He was interred by the side of his wife, Mrs. CORDELIA BENNETT who died years ago. He was the grandfather of Mrs. JAMES KIRKPATRICK of Sulphur. Funeral services were conducted in Shawnee by Dr. CHESTERFIELD TURNER, pastor of the First Baptist Church. Rev. ROBERT S. SCALES of the Sulphur First Baptist Church, officiated at interment rites here.
Mrs. W. W. TALLEY of West 12th Street won the prize of a bedspread offered by the J. and J. Dry Goods Store Saturday for the oldest mother registering at the store. Mrs. Talley gave her age as 91 years. The youngest mother, Msr. LORENE WHITEN age 17 of Route, was awarded a bedspread.
Annual Dress Revue
Fourteen county farm club women were awarded blue ribbons in the county dress revue at the courthouse by Miss MARTHA MERRIFIELD, Stillwater, extension clothing specialist, who was the judge. They were Mrs. CECIL CAGLE of Joy, Mrs. KATIE HOLDSCLAW of Dougherty, Mrs. GERALD KING of Scullin, Mrs. PAULINE WHITSETT of Hickory, Mrs. JENNIE HILL of Woodland, Mrs. LEE KEY of Hickory; Mrs. MURPHY BOX, Mrs. KATHERINE GRANT, and Mrs. EDNA MULKEY, all of Woodland; Mrs. CLYDE AKERS of Dougherty, Mrs. ESSIE THOMPSON of Buckhorn, Mrs. J. R. TUCKER of Hickory; and Mrs. CLARENCE MANNING of Joy.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. REX LITTLE at Ada last Thursday, named JIMMY REX.
Rites at Purcell
Rites were at Purcell Tuesday afternoon for Mrs. A. P. HAMMERS, age 75, mother of Mrs. JIM SMITH of Sulphur. Mrs. Hammers died Monday night. She is also survived by a son and two other daughters. Mrs. Hammers and her late husband formerly lived in Sulphur and operated a store on West 12th Street for six years until they moved to Purcell in 1934. Mr. Hammers died two years ago.
Thursday, May 22, 1941
WILLIAM JH. MCNEIL 25 of Hennepin to VIRGIE G. WARD 21 of Davis.
JAMES H. COFFMAN 25 to HESTER B. HANKS both of Mannsville.
JONES LUTTS 24 to Mrs. JUNE LUTTS 19 both of Pauls Valley.
GEORGE H. WALTERS 31 to JUNIA M. SIMPSON, 20 both of Oklahoma City.
THERON E. JOHNSEY 24 to BARBARA B. CLARKE 20 both of Dallas.
Thursday, May 29, 1941
Mrs. Emma Freeman
Mrs. EMMA JANE FREEMAN, age 69, died Wednesday afternoon at her home on West 14th. Mrs. Freeman had lived in Murray County since 1918. She was born November 8, 1871 in Alabama but spent her early life in Mississippi and Texas. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband I. W. FREEMAN died March 14. Survivors include two stepsons, T. E. FREEMAN of Sulphur and RAY FREEMAN of Oklahoma City; three stepdaughters, Mrs. EFFIE BROCK of Comanche, Mrs. B. T. BLUNK of Sapulpa and Mrs. ELLA FREEMAN of Dallas; a brother S. W. HARRIS of Durant. Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Dunn Funeral Home chapel with Rev. F. A. MCCAGE of the Freewill Baptist Church officiating, assisted by Rev. W. L. DUNLAP. Pallbearers were EDWARD CORFMAN, HARVEY DUNCAN, BERRY TERRY, ROY ROBERTS, W. C. STEVENS and ED SUTHERLAND. Interment was at Oaklawn cemetery.
CHARLES MOBLEY, 8 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES MOBLEY Sr. who live northeast of Sulphur, injured in his arm in a washing machine wringer.
P. W. BRISCOE, age 81 of Altus married a Sulphur woman (bad print).
HOWARD SMITH 28 to DORIS CHAMBLESS 29 both of Davis.
DANIEL A. GROUNDS Jr. of Sulphur to (bad print) of Henderson, Texas.
CLAUDE H. EWERT 21 of Lindsay to NADINE SHAWBELL 20 of Wynnewood.
LOYD FRANTZ 22 to RUBY E. HENRY 18 both of Dougherty.
JAMES T. GILLIAM Jr. 21 to MARY M. THOMAS 21 both of Ardmore.
L. J. JOHNS 21 to CLARICE LEWIS, 18 both of Stratford.
CHARLES B. BONNER 21 of Ravia to RUBY J. HENDRICK 21 of Oklahoma City.
HAROLD CREVELING 36 to ROSALIE HALE 22 both of Davis.
Reece Baby Dies
LOUISE JANET REECE, 6 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE A. REECE, died at the family home. Other survivors besides the parents include three small sisters, , DOROTHY, CAROLINE and GEORGIA. Funeral rites are set for Friday afternoon at the Dunn Funeral Home chapel, Rev. Mrs. MARY ORR LUCAS of the Church of the Nazarene will officiate. Interment will be at Oaklawn cemetery.
Former Roff Resident Dies
W. E. PAINTER, Shawnee, who lived many years at Roff, died Monday in an Ada hospital, following an operation Painter was a brother of Mrs. FANNIE MORRIS of 803 West 12th Street. Funeral services were Wednesday at Shawnee.
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