The Nocona News
Nocona, Montague Co., Texas
June 5, 1958
GEORGE GEURIN of Saint Jo Dies Saturday
Funeral services were held last Monday afternoon at Scott Bros. chapel at Saint Jo for GEORGE HOLBERT GEURIN Sr., 73, father of JAMES and FRANCIS GEURIN of Nocona. Mr. Geurin died last Saturday at Wichita Falls after a long illness. He was born March 21, 1885, at Saint Jo, son of LOUIS KENDRICK GEURIN and ANNIE MORGAN GEURIN. He married LILLIE GASTON on Nov. 28, 1917. In addition to his two sons, Mr. Geurin is survived by his widow; daughter Mrs. BONNIE BATES of Whitesboro; three sisters, Mrs. BETH POYNER of Saint Jo, Mrs. W. C. GRAVES of Fort Worth, and Mrs. E. R. YOUNGBLOOD of Okmulgee, Okla., two brothers, W. K. of Fort Worth and L. O. GEURIN of Saint Jo; and seven grandchildren. A rancher and farmer, Mr. Geurin was a member of the Baptist Church. Rev. ROY COOK and Rev. GEORGE PARK officiated at the services with interment in Mountain Creek Cemetery. Bearers were JACK TERRY, JOHN BRAWNER, PETE EVANS, CLARENCE O’NEAL, GUY CANNON, RUEL CANNON and LEE MARTIN.
Mr. and Mrs. CALVIN POWELL of Houston visited his parents Mr. and Mrs. A. A. POWELL.
Mr. and Mrs. IRVIN MCCRARY of Fort Worth visited the TED GREGORY family.
Mrs. MARY SANDERS, her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. ORVILLE SANDERS of Kamay spent the weekend with the R. C. MILLER family.
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. MORGAN and sons of Alamogordo, N. M., spent the weekend here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. MORGAN, and his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. LEE MILLER.
ORAL BUCK of Wichita Falls and Mrs. BRANCH CHAPMAN and daughters of Nocona visited their parents Mr. and Mrs. R. M. BUCK.
Mr. and Mrs. BARKER POLLARD and daughter of Fort Worth visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. JIM HENRY.
Mr. and Mrs. TRAVIS LANIER of Lubbock visited his parents Mr. and Mrs. OSCAR LANIER.
Mr. and Mrs. NEWMAN POWELL and children of Arlington visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES POWELL.
DOVIE ICE was in Fort Worth.
Mr. and Mrs. SAM CRAIN and children, Mr. and Mrs. ELVIN RAY LEMONS and children of Nocona, and Mr. and Mrs. ALFORD TALLEY and son of Jacksboro visited their parents Mr. and Mrs. A. A. POWELL.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. LANGFORD were in Denison to see his brother ELBERT ALLAN who is ill in a hospital. They were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. JIM HENRY, who visited her brother-in-law and sister Mr. and Mrs. WILL APPLE.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. AYRES, Mrs. RUEL CANNON, and JAMES visited Mr. and Mrs. CALVIN GILBERT and daughters in Denton.
Mrs. CORRINE BELL, her daughter and grandson, Mrs. E. E. LESSARD and TERRY went to Dallas to visited Mr. and Mrs. BILL MOODY and Mr. and Mrs. BOB HUBER from there. Mrs. Lessard and son will go by plane to Paris, Texas, to join her husband who is in the army.
Mr. and Mrs. MARION HORNER of Wichita Falls, DON HOWARD of Fort Worth, Mr. and Mrs. EBB HORNER and MARK HORNER of Nocona spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. W. G. HOWARD and ALBERT HORNER.
Mr. and Mrs. ONYAL AYRES of Wichita Falls visited his parents Mr. and Mrs. CLAUDE AYRES.
Mrs. TINT SHANNON was notified of the drowning of her nephew JAMES MORRIS of San Angelo.
An illness of several years caused the death last Saturday of Mrs. L. D. ‘NANNIE JANE’ SMITH, 90, at her home, 810 Clay St. Four years ago, Mrs. Smith and her husband, who died March 30, 1955, achieved the distinction of having been married 70 years. Mrs. Smith was born July 14, 1868 at Rolla, Missouri, daughter of ALEXANDER and SUSAN DEAN SMTIH. She married L. D. SMITH in 1884. Survivors include daughters, Mrs. PEARL WEISS of Douglas, Wyoming, and Mrs. ROSA HODGE of Santa Rose, California; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Mrs. Smith held her church membership in the Baptist Church. Rev. GEORGE PARK officiated at the funeral services Sunday afternoon at the First Baptist Church. Interment was in the Nocona cemetery arranged by Daugherty Funeral Home. Bearers were ROY WEISS, TOBY THOMPSON, CASH REED, COE BRATCHER, and LLOYD THOMPSON.
Rites were held last Monday at the Forestburg Methodist Church for JAMES MONROE BLANKENSHIP, 90, who died last Saturday at Wichita Falls after an illness of five months. Mr. Blankenship was born Sept. 14, 1867 in Montague County, son of LEVI and MARY STEADMAN BLANKENSHIP. Survivors are one son, JAMES, and daughters, Mrs. JEWEL REYNOLDS and Mrs. BEULAH CONLEY, and six grandchildren. Mr. Blankenship, a farmer, was a member of the Forestburg Baptist Church. Rev. JOHN RAYMOND officiated at the services with interment at Greenwood cemetery, arranged by Scott Bros. Bearers were PAUL SUTTON, CASEY JONES, ROY ATTERBURY, ROY KIUKENDALL, PAT TAYLOR and BLAKE SCOTT.
Due to the death of his mother-in-law, Rev. WALTER ZIMMERMAN, former Nocona pastor who was scheduled to speak Monday night at a men’s meeting and ladies’ party at the church, was unable to attend.
Death Delays Store Opening
Grand opening of MAC’S Food Market, scheduled to open last Saturday, was postponed until this weekend. The postponement was forced by the death at Matador of JOHN LAWRENCE, 58, uncle of Mrs. JAMES D. GILLIAM, wife of the store manager. The Gilliams attended the funeral Saturday and Mr. Gilliam remained in Matador for a few days.
Riders Travel 91 Miles to Pioneer Days
…Ten o’clock was set for the take-off, Capt. HAROLD CROW of the Chisholm Trail Riding Club, sponsor of the ride, called out “Let’s ride.” 41 riders and their horses headed toward Montague, the first rest stop, there joined by 30 members of the new Montague Riding Club. The youngest rider to leave here was JIMMY KECK, 6, son of Mr. and Mrs. JIM KECK, who rode about 4 miles then finally loaded into at a truck and returned home.
In addition to Saint Jo and Nocona riders, those leaving from here were from Gainesville, Denton, Grapevine, Fort Worth and Dallas. The Chisholm Trail Club’s covered wagon was driven by BUGS STEWART of Montague, accompanied the riders as did a radio car from a Fort Worth radio station. Noconans included; Capt. CROW, CHRIS NEELD, BOB GILBERT, WILBUR SALMON, B. G. BITER, DOLE ALLEN, WELDON DENNIS, EWING JOHNSON (from Montague), WICHITA TUCKER, CORKY BREEZE, LYNN CROW, L. A. SHORT, MIKE SALMON, KIM KENNEDY, Sheriff TOM KENNEDY (Montague). From Saint Jo: F. C. GALION, ADRIAN PARKER, SHEILA PARKER, NOBLE COKER, JAMES WINGO, J. J. WINGO, CARL VON REE, CHARLES DENNIS, SUE VON REE, JOE COKER and ELVEN DENNIS.
Ill two years, WADE HAMPTON ALLISON Sr., retired farmer for the last two years, died Tuesday afternoon at Major Hospital. His home was at 206 Dallas St. Mr. Allison was born May 25, 1879 in Brownsville, Tennessee, son of WALKER and JULIANA WHITELAW ALLISON. He married FLORA BEASLEY on Jan. 7, 1909 in Nocona. Mr. Allison is survived by his widow; sons WADE Jr., and WELDON ALLISON of Nocona; daughters, Mrs. HATTIE BRATCHER(?) of Lefors, Texas; Mrs. VERA VAUGHN of Saint Jo, Mrs. AVIE MAE BLEDSOE of Sweetwater; Mrs. JUANITA TUCKER of Sweetwater; Mrs. GLADYS HILL and Mrs. DALY COOPER of Nocona, and Mrs. CHRISTINE SIMS of Henrietta. S. W. DRIVER officiated at services which were held Thursday afternoon at the Church of Christ. Burial in Nocona cemetery arranged by Scott Bros.
JAMES KAISER vs. ELIZABETH KAISER, divorce granted.
Mrs. V. L. REED, PEGGY, and VIRGINIA visited the JACK LINN family at Gainesville.
Mrs. RALPH MOLSBEE of Paden, Okla., visited Mrs. MAGGIE MOLSBEE.
V. L. REED visited Mrs. PEARL GRAHAM at Bowie.
Those visiting the ALBERT HARRIS family Sunday were LOIS MORSE, Mr. and Mrs. DONALD BOUTWELL and LINDA, JO ANNE WILLIAMS and the WENDELL HARRIS family.
Mrs. MAGGIE MOLSBEE and Mrs. PEARL MOLSBEE visited Mrs. EARL BROOKS.
Mr. and Mrs. BILLY TRAMBLE / TRAMMELL(?) and BARBARA visited the GEORGE WEAVER family.
Mr. and Mrs. DOYLE STEWART and baby visited the O. T. MOLSBEE family.
Mr. and Mrs. ROBERT GREEN of Dallas visited ONZIE MOLSBEE.
Mrs. MAUDE CLARK and Mrs. LILLIE DUNCAN of Hobbs, New Mexico, arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. VESTER MOLSBEE to get their mother Mrs. R. T. MOLSBEE.
Mrs. MYRTLE REED and PEGGY, and Mrs. ANNIE WEAVER visited the CHARLES MCNEW family.
Mr. and Mrs. JOHN WEAVER and daughter visited the GEORGE WEAVER family.
NEWEL WEAVER visited Mrs. ANNIE WEAVER and Mr. and Mrs. R. D. KECK and children.
HARDY LEE SEAY and STANLEY HALE of Arlington left for Carlsbad, N. M. En route they visited Miss BIRT LEANA SEAY at Abilene Christian College; Mr. and Mrs. J. T. CROXTON of Odessa, and the Carlsbad Caverns.
Mrs. BEN REEVES spent last week with her brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. TOMMIE of Saye, Okla. Mrs. VIOLA WINTERODE of Russellville, Ark., and Mrs. REEVES visited their sister Mrs. ANNIE PIRTLE of Erick, Okla.
Mr. and Mrs. VERBAL FARMER and GISELE and Mrs. GLENELLA COLLIER of Wichita Falls were guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. FARMER. Also visiting were GERALD FARMER, JUDY and JIMMY of Wichita Falls.
Mr. and Mrs. BILLY MILES of Nocona visited his mother Mrs. ROXIE MILES.
Mrs. MACK SWEARINGEN and Mrs. R. C. VANNOY visited Mr. and Mrs. RANDALL SWEARINGEN at the Major Hospital.
Weekend visitors of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. COLEMAN included the RAYMOND COLEMAN family of Fort Worth and Mr. and Mrs. JOHN WESLEY COLEMAN and JOHNNY of Nocona.
Mrs. BERNICE BUCK, DONALD and MICHAEL visited Mrs. BLANCHE JOHNSON and Mr. and Mrs. JOHN HENRY at Nocona.
Mrs. BONNIE HENSON and SANDY, Mrs. VADA HARRINGTON, and Mrs. S. H. DOYLE of Nocona visited the E. B. HENSON Sr. family.
Mrs. BEN REEVES and Mrs. JOE HENRY visited Mrs. RALPH MOLSBEE of Paden, Okla., houseguest of her mother, Mrs. LAWLER and her mother-in-law, Mrs. MAGGIE MOLSBEE of Nocona.
Miss SHELIA CRENSHAW visited Miss WANDA BLASSIOUS of Nocona.
Visitors of the C. B. CRENSHAW family were Mrs. KARNESE WALL and granddaughters, DEBBIE and DONETTE WALL of Maracaibo, Venezuela; Mr. and Mrs. S. W. DRIVER of Nocona, and Mrs. JOE FITTS and children of Graham.
JOHN REEVES visited BOYD ROGERS at Major Hospital.
GLENN SEAY visited his grandmother Mrs. BONNIE TEAGUE at Bowie.
LAJUNE HEWITT was a guest of his parents Mr. and Mrs. WILL HEWITT, later LAJUNE HEWITT of Fort Worth, Mrs. EULA BURCH and MIKE of Wichita Falls, and Mr. and Mrs. WILL HEWITT attended the graduation exercises at Nocona.
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