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Some items about Byers May 10, 1940
Posted by: Nita (ID *****6995) Date: January 24, 2013 at 11:02:43
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Waurika News Democrat
Waurika, Jefferson Co., Oklahoma
Friday, May 10, 1940

Byers News by Mrs. KATHRYN RIDINGS
JOE HEASLEY of Davidson, Okla., visited his mother Mrs. WILLIE HEASLEY.
Mr. and Mrs. H. D. STINE, Mrs. MARIE LEWIS, and Misses HAZEL and MARIE COOPER were in Wichita Falls.
Mrs. DESSIE MCCLENDON of Fort Worth visited her sister, Mrs. SUSIE TUCKER and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. WRIGHT.
Miss HELEN CHRISTIAN of Wichita Falls spent the weekend with her parents Mr. and Mrs. L. M. CHRISTIAN.
Misses LOVET BALCH and MOLETTA MCGAUGHEY of Amarillo attended the funeral of their grandfather, F. P. MCGAUGHEY.
Mrs. S. M. SMITH was in Electra to visit her daughter Mrs. C. E. BUSH and Mr. Bush.
Mr. and Mrs. OLAN RIDINGS and daughter YVONNE, Mrs. ROBERT ELKINS and daughter DEAN MAE were in Byers to visited Mrs. E. W. RIDINGS and Mrs. KATHRYN RIDINGS and CHARLES.
Miss HELEN CHRISTIAN was in Iowa Park.
Mesdames LAWRENCE RUSH, J. H. HUNT, and Misses PAULINE ROWE and COZART were guests of the Junior Delphian club in Henrietta.
Mr. and Mrs. M. E. ROWE and daughter Miss PAULINE were in Ryan to visit Mr. and Mrs. ARNER and family.
Mrs. R. V. LIGON visited relatives in Wichita Falls.
Mr. and Mrs. L. M. CHRISTIAN, Miss HELEN CHRISTIAN, Mrs. E. W. RIDINGS, Mrs. Kathryn Ridings, and CHARLES were in Waurika.
Funeral services for RUSSELL A. ARNOLD, age 32, who died Monday in a San Angelo hospital, were held Wednesday afternoon at the First Baptist church in Byers with Rev. GEORGE THOMPSON of Panhandle, Texas, officiating, assisted by Rev. J. H. HUNT of Byers. Burial was in the Byers cemetery. Survivors include his widow, three daughters, FLORENCE, BOBBIE and ANN of Byers.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon of last week at the First Baptist church in Byers for F. P. MCGAUGHEY, age 82, who passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. ED BALCH, Wednesday. Rev. FLOYD MCGAUGHEY of Dallas, a nephew, conducted the rites. Burial was in the Byers cemetery. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Balch of Byers and Mrs. ROSS of Temple, Okla.; two sons, HUBERT MCGAUGHEY of Byers and WEBB MCGAUGHEY of El Paso, ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Grandfather of Mrs. ELI RUSH Dies
Rev. J. P. GAY, grandfather of Mrs. Eli Rush of Byers, died at his home at McLean, Texas, Thursday, April 25, after a brief illness, age 86. Rev. Gay was born in Loudon, Tennessee, July 30, 1853, and came to Texas in 1873. Before moving to McLean in 1928, he was a resident of Clay County for 30 years. He was ordained as a Baptist minister in 1890 and was active for more than 37 years until he retired because of his health. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. F. E. ROBINSON, Mrs. J. S. GRAHAM, Mrs. M. W. WATKINS and Mrs. W. K. CORNETT, 25 grandchildren, and 26 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon in McLean with Rev. TROY A. SUMMERFALL, pastor of the Baptist church, Rev. BAND of the Church of the Nazarene, and Rev. HUNT officiating. Among the relatives attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Rush of Byers.

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