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Sept. 7, 1963 items from Mineral Wells Index
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Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto County, Texas

Wednesday, September 7, 1963

Millsap News by Mrs. WINIFRED LOCK
At the Thursday evening meeting of the ladies auxiliary and the fire chief, plans were made to operate a food booth at the Mineral Wells Festival Sept. 17 and 18.

The LITTLEFIELD Reunion will be Sunday, Sept. 11 at the Soda Springs tabernacle. A basket dinner, a day of visitation and renewing of friendships will made for a pleasant day.

The JONES- Consolation Reunion will be Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Millsap Community Center. The annual get-together of family, students, and friends is a highlight.

Pre-holiday guests of Mr. and Mrs. SID BRATTON and DAVID were her nephews, GARY HOLMES and his wife PHILLYS and his brother MICHAEL HOLMES, all of Clarks, Louisiana. They came Friday and the Brattons took them to Six Flags on Saturday, stopping at Weatherford for the “First Monday” market.

Recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. LEON BAKER were their grandson SKIPPER of Weatherford who spent the weekend; Mrs. Baker’s sister, Mrs. FLOSSIE SPEIGHT of Weatherford, and Mr. and Mrs. A. D. ELDERS of Brock who were Sunday guests.

Mrs. LILLIAN GARRETT of Mineral Wells has been dismissed from Palo Pinto General Hospital and is staying, temporarily, with her daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. V. J. LARANCE. Mrs. Garrett has a heart condition.

Mrs. PEARL YOUNGBLOOD is home after a stay in the Campbell Memorial hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. BERT BUTLER visited Sunday with her nephew, ROY GENE GARRETT at Mineral Wells Health Care Center, a friend, GEORGIA GRUBER, at Resort Lodge, and her aunt Mrs. ED STEPHENS, who is a shut-in but is at her home.

Recent guests of Mrs. JEWEL LACK were her nephew, LARRY LACK, his wife DEBBIE and their daughter TRINA of Mineral Wells, and another nephew, O. B. MONTGOMERGY and wife OLETA of Weatherford.

Mrs. GLADYS GOEN is a proud great-grandmother again as of Sept. 1 when her granddaughter, CHARLOTTE (COEN / GOEN) and husband RANDY DUGAN of Mineral Wells became parents of a baby girl, AMANDA JANINE. The baby was born in Palo Pinto General Hospital in Mineral Wells. It will be remembered that Charlotte’s sister, CHERYL (COEN / GOEN) and husband KIETH FROST of Azle became parents of LAURIE ASHLEY on June 28 of this year.

Weekend guests in the ED CHIPMAN home were Mr. and Mrs. VAN WESTEN of Hurst, JAMES CHIPMAN of Dallas, JOANNE and HERB BARNHART of Weatherford, Mrs. BERNICE BERRY and daughter LORENE FORD of Fort Worth, and DONALD and LETHA JACKSON of Millsap.

Mr. and Mrs. ED CHIPMAN, JOANNE BARNHART and MELVIN STEPHENS spent Sunday in Cleburne as guests of the Chipman daughter, EDREY FAYE and husband BOB MCCLINTOCK and family. This was the Chipmans first visit with their only great-grandson, JOSHUA CAIN, son of Mr. and Mrs. RUSTY MCCLINTOCK.

Mrs. OLA COLLINS, age 92, passed away Sunday in Palo Pinto General Hospital. She was a native of Parker County, born in the Newberry community and lived in Millsap until a few years when she moved to the Crazy Water Hotel. Her husband GEORGE COLLINS died in 1946 and two sons and her only daughter preceded her in death. Survivors include one son, PAUL COLLINS, of Fort Worth; two granddaughters, PAT WALKER of Louisiana and MARTHA NELL FRAZER of Beeville; and one grandson, PAUL Jr. “BUTCH” COLLINS of Germany and several great-grandchildren. Memorial services were held Wednesday in the Millsap Baptist Church with burial in the Newberry Cemetery.

Holiday guests of Mrs. CONNIES GRAVES were her son and daughter-in-law, FRANK and CHARLOTTE GRAVES of Plano. Joining them for Sunday dinner were Mrs. Graves’ daughter and her husband, DIXIE and AVEN HEARNE. The Hearnes spent Monday with their son DARRELL and family of Graford.

Mrs. GLADYS GOEN visited with her granddaughter and family, CHARLOTTE and RANDY DUGAN and baby daughter of Mineral Wells.

Salesville News by Mrs. LEWIS LADD
Labor Day weekend was a busy time. … The church and Sunday School attendance was not quite as good as usual Sunday as we had many families out for reunions. Visitors in the service were EDNA GRIGSBY and the pastor’s mother, JO ANNE HIGNIGHT of Broken Bow, Oklahoma, and Mrs. CATHY HUFFMAN of Grand Prairie. Happy birthday wishes to LEWIS LADD. The choir “Let Me Touch Him” directed by JUNE CROUSHORN with ELIZABETH SHEWMAKE as pianist. Mrs. Shewmake has been quite ill and we were glad to have her back in the services. For evening service, BILLY BRISCOE played a solo on the new organ.

Weekend guests of Rev. and Mrs. GRANT HIGNIGHT were His aunt, Mrs. EDNA GRIGSBY and his mother JO ANNE HIGNIGHT of Broken Bow, Okla.

Friday night guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. DOYLE SNOW and LEONARD BOYD were Mr. and Mrs. JACK SNOW of Pasadena.

The hymnal that we were using Sunday was placed in the church in honor of Mr. and Mrs. RALEIGH SHEWMAKE by Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE CROUSHORN, SHARON and SHEILA SHEWMAKE.

Mr. and Mrs. DAVID HUFFMAN of Grand Prairie were guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. FLOYD LYON.

Mrs. SHIRLEY RAY returned home from the P.P.G.H.

Mr. and Mrs. LESLIE CRUM and his sisters WANDA BOYD of Millsap and VERDA LEE KING of Mineral Wells attended a WILLIAMS family reunion at Tucumcari, New Mexico.

Mr. and Mrs. DOYLE DOBERSON attended a family reunion in Strawn and LILA RUTH came home sick.

Mr. and Mrs. DAVID SPEAR attended a family reunion held in the church fellowship hall.

Mr. and Mrs. DANNY LADD and children DANNELL and JOHN LEWIS of Newark were our guests.

Mrs. BERTIE BAKER was honored with a birthday dinner at K-Bobs Aug. 16 in honor of her 86th birthday. Those attending were Mrs. VERA ROGERS of Middleton, Tennessee, Mr. and Mrs. JIM REYNOLDS of Perrin, and Mr. and Mrs. DAVID SPEAR. We hope she will have many more happy birthdays. She is the mother of David Spear.

Mrs. VERA ROGERS of Middleton, Tenn., has been visiting her mother Mrs. BERTIE BAKER and the David Spears.


Visiting DESSIE HARRIS for Labor Day were IRENE and JOHNNIE PERRINE. Last Tuesday visitors were BOBBY SHEWMAKE and BILL RALPH, NICOLE and SHAWNTA RAY. Sunday visitor was CATHY HUFFMAN of Grand Prairie.

Perrin News by JO RENFRO
DOROTHY and WELDON CRANFORD and LORRAINE and DAN SEAY vacationed at Eureka Springs, Arkansas. They were joined there by LINDIE and ALAN STEPHENS of Cowgill, Missouri and DALE STARK of Polo, Missouri.

LOWELL, TOTTIE and DIANA DYER returned from Branson, Missouri where they joined by his brothers, DAVID and WILLARD and their wives. They stayed at the KOA park and enjoyed the shows and sights of the area.

FRANK TILLERY was honored with a birthday dinner to celebrate his 84th birthday Sunday. Those attending: DOROTHY and BULLIE TILLERY, LOYD and RUBY TILLERY, LOIS, JESSE and KEVIN ROWE, PEE WEE and PERVIS PARKER, LARA NICHOLS, ROYCLE SMITH and MILLAND BURLESON.

TURK JOHNSON celebrated a birthday Sunday. He was 87 years young. Helping to celebrate were JOY CURRENS of Athens, MILTON and JOYCE JOHNSTON of Dallas, CINDY and BOBBY BURDEN of Arlington, DOLLIE and ALLEN BIGGERS of Jacksboro and SARAH and JAY HAYES of Perrin.

The Perrin Pirates and the Chico Dragons played the seasons openers Friday.

Visiting KATHLYN and CLINT KELSAY were grandchildren, ALAN CRAMER of Houston, GARY CRAMER of Dallas and TERRI CRAMER of Abilene Christian University.

BODDY, WANDEAN, CHRIS, CHACE and BRANDON KUHN of Little Rock, Arkansas visited the T. J. PATTON family and the RAY KUHN family.

JERRY and PENNY SHORT moved from Graham to the Cody mobile home west of the firehouse.

SKEET MANN is home after surgery at the Jack County Hospital.

ROBERT DIFFIN was taken to the Palo Pinto General Hospital.

LOUISE SHORT’S mother, ESTELLE DUDLEY, was in the P.P.G.H. RONNIE SHORT was admitted to the hospital.

CLAUDE LAMKIN also entered the hospital.

Little CHRISTY PRICE is improving at the Harris Hospital. TINA and GREGG got to take her out of the incubator and hold her for a few minutes.

KATHLENE LAMAN and BESS WYNN of Dallas visited CLEO MABRY, then they went to BUDDY and MARY SAVAGE’S home Sunday.

CORRINE PRICE visited YVONNE and TOMMY ALTON in Weatherford to help SCOTT celebrate his birthday and his grandmother, TINY ALTON of New Boston was there, and little sister SHANNA.

BRUCE and ELOISE COOPER of Garland visited RED and ELLA HERRING.


ROY LEE and SHEILA WRIGHT of Corpus Christi visited the home of G. C. KINCHELOE.


GLENA and JEFF MITCHELL were home from East Texas State.

Natty Flats News by FAYE GILBERT
Saturday morning, Sept. 3, BETH HANSON was wed to NEIL POGUE. Attendants were her daughter DANA HANSON and his son BOB POGUE. Mrs. MARSHA ROBERTS sang “The Wedding Song” and “The Lord’s Prayer.” Rev. DALE CARTWRIGHT officiated at the lakeside ceremony held at the home of bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. COCHRAN. A reception followed the ceremony. The couple will live in Lipan.

Mrs. MARTHA JANE JACKSON of Arlington visited her grandmother, VESTA CORNEILSON.

Mrs. MAURINE PORTER of Morgan Hill spent Saturday here.

HERMAN MARTIN expects to return home today after spending a week in a Fort Worth hospital following an operation for kidney stones.

Visitors with my grandson, MIKE and GREG, were STEVE KEETON of Mansfield and RUSTY WELLS of Lubbock.

Recent visitors of Mrs. IVAN YOUNG were Miss JULIE LOEWORTH of Greenbelt, Maryland and BILL WHITE of New York and his mother Mrs. WHITE of Fort Worth.

VESTE CORNEILSON and I attended the Dobbs Valley Reunion Sunday. Several visitors attended morning worship service at the Baptist Church. LUEZE DUPREE, BILL and DANNE DUPREE of Amarillo brought special music. AL KENNEY of Mineral Wells is the church pastor.

Mrs. LIZZIE BRADFORD of Austin enjoys reading the Palo Pinto Star each week. Mrs. LILLE GRAMNER of Fort Worth also does.

Sympathy is extended to the family of ROBERT STEEN, a former resident of this area. Funeral services were in the Santo First Baptist Church Saturday morning. Burial was in Bosley Cemetery with Pastor STEVE LEMKE officiating. Santo Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

HOMER DUNAWAY spent part of last week in Palo Pinto General Hospital and is now at home.

A large wildcat, colored yellow and gray, has been seen several times in the area south of No. 4 Farm to Market Road and also seen in the Midway area. County trapper failed to find foot tracks and did not set traps.

A young ash tree on my property has been peeled on the trunk… may been inflicted by a wild animal.

The children and grandchildren of Mr. and Mrs. ROSS DOYLE were all here to attend the funeral of their grandmother DOYLE. They were LARRY DOYLE of Anderson, Mississippi, Mr. and Mrs. JAMES DOYLE of St. Paul, Nebraska; BARBARA GADBERRY of Claremore, Okla., DEBRA LEMBERG of St. Paul, Neb.; Mr. and Mrs. JOE DOYLE of Webber, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. NEIL DELKA, KATHY and DENNIS of South Lake; Mr. and Mrs. EDDIE DELKA of Keller and KEVIN DOYLE of Grand Falls, Montana.

Mrs. ERMA HOLDER, a 14 year resident of Lipan, died Sept. 4 at the home of her daughter, MATTIE and husband GENE TAYLOR, where she had resided for a few weeks since her health became poor. She was born October 4, 1904 in Bell County. Other survivors are three sons, KENNETH HOLDER of Lipan, VERNON HOLDER and JERRY HOLDER, both of Fort Worth; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Ruth Sunday School class, a member of the Lipan First Baptist Church where services were conducted Monday with Rev. DALE CARTWRIGHT and pastor JACK MOORE conducting services. Martin Pitts Funeral Home had charge of arrangements and interment was in Lipan Evergreen Cemetery.

Miss VELMA FAUST of Fort Worth is visiting her brother, JOE FAUST. They attended the homecoming at Palo Pinto.

Mr. and Mrs. NOBLE CHANDLER attended the Patilo homecoming.

PAUL STOREILI and wife JEAN of Austin were weekend visitors of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. SEDALE FOLLOWILL. They visited the Palo Pinto Museum.

Santo News by Mrs. MERLE CARTER
Many out of town friends and relatives attended funeral services Saturday morning at the Santo Baptist Church for ROBERT STEEN who died early Thursday after a long illness. Burial was in the Bosley Cemetery with Santo Funeral Home in charge.

Mrs. MONA YOUNG returned home after visiting her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES GARNER in Weatherford.

Mrs. LENA JOHNSTON returned home after visiting her son FRED in Dallas.

Mrs. LUNA JOHNSTON and son J. R. JOHNSON visited sick friends at the Palo Pinto General Hospital including T. T. LOWE and Mrs. LILLIE DUNAWAY; they also visited Misted Mrs. VERA ROBBINS at Mineral Wells Health Care Center.

Mr. and Mrs. BILLY MYERS and a small niece of North Richland Hills visited his father, GRADY MYERS, here Sunday. Mrs. BOBBIE PAXSTON of Mineral Wells also visited her father Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. BILLY THURMAN and JENNIFER shopped in Fort Worth.

BILL PATTERSON of Mineral Wells visited Mr. and Mrs. JOE PATTERSON and SHERRY Sunday.
Mrs. DORA DOYLE of Midland spent the weekend with her sister, Mrs. ORA MAE SPARKS, having come for the funeral of her brother, ROBERT STEEN. The ladies visited at the Resort Lodge with their mother Mrs. LULA STEEN and with ELBERT SPARKS.

Mr. and Mrs. KENNETH LONG and JEANA of Santo and Mrs. Long’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. EARL SHANDS of Mineral Wells, visited in Fort Worth with the RAYMOND SHANDS family.

Mr. and Mrs. CURTIS LONG of Kennedale visited the TIM LONG home and visited TIM LONG at the Mineral Wells Health Care Center.

PHYLLIS THURMAN and little daughter JENNIFER visited at Whitney with DONNA MORROW and children, DENA JO and DALE WAYNE who had just returned to Whitney from Michigan.

Mr. and Mrs. J. PITMAN of Andrews, Mrs. DOROTHY MADGE WILLIAMS of Hurst and Mrs. IDA LEE SHIVERS of Hurst spent the weekend at the PITTMAN home place here.

Mrs. DIXIE TAYLOR and DANA MOORE of Fort Worth visited Mr. and Mrs. ELDON ACUFF during the weekend.

Mr. and Mrs. HERBERT MCCALLA visited at the ROLAND MCCALLA home in Mineral Wells.

Mr. and Mrs. HOYT HENDRICK attended church at Lipan Sunday then enjoyed lunch with the JOHN BOB HENDRICK family. HOYT and JOHN BOB later attended the Patilo / Pattillo homecoming.

Mrs. IRENE BLACK of Fort Worth visited her sister, Mrs. DELANA SPARKS, and they attended the Patilo homecoming.

KEITH HOLMES of Dallas visited his grandmother Mrs. VALERA WALKER.

The descendants of CLAYTON TROUT and NETTIE BANDY met for a family reunion Sunday at the Eastland City Park with 75 members of the family present. From Santo and this area: N. W. and SYLVIA BANDY, WOODIE BANDY, PAUL BANDY, REGINA GREENLEIGH and daughter KATHRYN, SHARON TAYLOR and children, BRADFORD and RACHEL, DAVID and ROSEANNA BOWDEN and sons RYAN and NEAL, ZONA BLEEKER, CHUCK MADDOX and wife, DEBBIE, and their son JEB, IMA RUTH REEVES, JAMES and LOIS PATTERSON, EDGAR and THELMA BANDY.

Honored guest was 84 year old LESTER TROUT and coming the farthest were IRIS and GERALD CARTER of Hobbs, New Mexico. LOIS PATTERSON was voted the friendliest person and GENE TROUT was the talkingest. Other families represented were OBIREN, WEBB, SHERRELL, MOORE, HOGAN, BACCUS, BUTLER, PROPES, CROTWELL, STEPHENS and HEROD, only one preacher was there, coming from Corpus Christi.

Palo Pinto Personals by BEULAH MCDONALD
There will be a meeting of the Palo Pinto Historical Commission at the courthouse in Palo Pinto Sept. 10 regarding the coming Crazy Festival to be held at Mineral Wells. Any questions, call KEN VANDUSER at 779-2179. The notice is sent to commission members by JOHN R. WINTERS, chairman.

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. CARRELL of Midland visited with her aunt, JEANETTA PRICE and other Palo Pinto relatives. Mrs. Carrell is the former Miss JOYCE JOHNSON, daughter of ELLIOTT and LEOTA (GRIMES) JOHNSON.

KATHY HALL of Mineral Wells visited her grandmother, ANIT HALL. Anita Hall visited her daughter and son-in-law, ANNETT and ROBERT LEMLEY of Possum Kingdom during the holidays. While at the lake, Anita also visited Mr. and Mrs. LEDFORD NICKS and Mr. and Mrs. ALVIN TOMPKINS who were at the lake from their home in Arlington.

C. V. BOTKIN’S sister, LORETTA HAWKINS, of Buchannan Lake was a patient at the Palo Pinto General Hospital. While in the area, she visited her brother and sister-in-law, C. V. and JO BOTKIN.

Mr. and Mrs. DENZEL SUTTON of Lake Buchannan visited the BOTKIN HOME while Mrs. Sutton’s sister, LORETTA HAWKINS, was in the hospital. RONNIE HAWKINS of Odessa and RUSSELL HAWKINS of Hobbs, New Mexico visited the Botkin home.

RODNEY LEE PEUGH, Jr. spent the holiday with relatives at Horseshoe Bend on the Brazos River near Granbury. Rodney Lee enjoyed fishing with his dad, RODNEY PEUGH of Mineral Wells, and other relatives.

MILDRED SMITH of Gordon and JOE B. WHATLEY of Fort Worth were in Palo Pinto to visit the home of BRIDGET PEUGH. Joe B. and Mildred attended the Whatley family reunion at the recreation center at Salesville.

CARL THORP and wife JOANNE of Franklinton, Louisiana visited at Palo Pinto. Carl Thorp is a nationally known artist for his creations of “Miniature Towns” in the U. S. They are interested in old buildings, the Palo Pinto Old County Jail Museum and the old native stone building.

After visiting in Palo Pinto and Dallas with relatives, BECKY TILLIOTSON, daughter of BOB TILLIOTSON of Dallas, left for Lynchburg, Virginia to attend her junior year at the Liberty Baptist College. Becky visited her grandmother, Mrs. KATHERINE TILLIOTSON, an aunt and uncle, JEAN and CHARLES PRICE. Jr.

CHESTER and LOIS PENNINGTON returned after spending the Labor Day in Oklahoma where they visited Oklahoma City, Hinton, and Red Rock Canyon near Anadarko. Lois and Chester also visited at Davis near the Arbuckle Mountains and enjoyed Turner Falls.


Visiting Mrs. M. F. EWTON Sr during the Labor Day were DARREL FOSTER and son JEFF, Dr. MAYNARD F. EWTON and his sons MAYNARD III and GEORGE EWTON, all of Dallas.

ALTA MAE THORNTON of Fort Worth, daughter of Mrs. LOIS THORNTON of Lone Camp, was honored on her birthday, Sept. 5, at the home of her mother. ALTA MAE’S sister and brother-in-law, SHERRY and BEN SALTERS of Palo Pinto, attended. Present were Mrs. VIRGIE THORNTON and children, ALTA MARIE and ROWENA of Fort Worth, Mr. and Mrs. JERRY THORNTON and children, RANDY and RODNEY, of Stephenville, Mrs. Thornton, Sherry and Ben Salters and children LELA SUE and JAY SALTERS of Palo Pinto.

Birthday greetings go to WAYNE W. WEST of Kokomo, Indiana who is celebrating his birthday Thursday, Sept. 8. Wayne and his wife LAUREN visited during Labor Day with her parents at Detroit, Michigan.

Guests visiting the home of CHARLES Jr. and JEAN PRICE during the holiday were relatives: Jean’s mother, Mrs. KATHERINE TILLIOTSON of Palo Pinto, their children, Mr. and Mrs. ALLEN OLIVER and children, VANESSA, SHYLA, JASON, Graham; Mr. and Mrs. WAYNE PRICE and children DERECK, DUSTIN and AMANDA, Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. BUD PRICE and children, CODY, BUD, and AMY, Palo Pinto; BOBBY TILLIOTSON, brother of Jean, was also a visitor.

News of the death of a great-nephew of LILLIE MAE (BOONE) SIDES and L. E. (SLICK) BOONE was received Sept. 12. The relative was PHILLIPS WILSON, age 16, of Lincolton, Georgia. He was enroute from high school to his place of employment, driving his car when the accident happened. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. JOE W. WILSON of Lincolton, who survive, a brother of BOB WILSON of Lincolton, grandfather WOODIE WILSON of Graham, grandmother in Lincolton, an aunt JO ANN BOYCE of Wichita Falls, great aunts and uncles, LILLE MAE BOONE SIDES, L. E. “SLICK” BOONE of Palo Pinto, ELLEN and LOUIE STURDIVANT, MARLIN “UG” BOONE and MARIE BOONE of Mineral Wells; DUB and DOROTHY BOONE of Waco, JIMMY (BOONE) and JOHN F. HARRINGTON of Odessa, JO and ELBERT HERRIN of Abilene, E. A. BOONE of Lipan. Phillip was a grandson of the late MARY BOONE WILSON who resided at Graham until her death. Funeral services and burial were in Lincolton. His grandfather, WOODROW WILSON of Graham, flew to Georgia to attend the services. Phillip’s great-great-grandparents were the late, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. BOONE, who resided in Palo Pinto until their deaths.

RONNIE PRICE and KRAIG PRICE of Haughton, Louisiana, Mr. and Mrs. ROBERT PRICE of Boisier City, La., visited Ronnie and Robert’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. HAROLD PRICE and their sister SUSAN and brothers KEN and MARK. Mrs. ROBERT PRICE visited her parents at Mineral Wells. Ronnie, Kraig, and Robert visited their grandmother, JEANETTA PRICE while they were in Palo Pinto.

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