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Arnett, Ellis County, Oklahoma

Sep 16, 1921

HARVELL, Martha Ellen (From Newspaper clipping, name cut off)
Death Angle (sic) Calls Grandma Harvell Impressive funeral services were held from the Christian Church Saturday afternoon for grandma HARVELL, after which all that was mortal of this grand old mother was tenderly conveyed to our Silent City, where she rests in peace.
The deceased was the mother of seven children, four of whom, she left to mourn her death: Mrs. D.T. Moser, Mrs. Carrie Stevens, Mrs. Harvey Reid, and Sam Holt, all of Arnett. She also leaves to mourn her departure, twenty-two grand children, and two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Hall of Wichita Falls, Texas and Mrs. Agnes Paris of Chelsea, Oklahoma.
Martha Ellen Millhollen, was born December 25th, 1851, in Hopkins County, Texas, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D.T. Moser, September 16th, 1921, had she lived until December 25th, she would have reached the ripe old age of seventy years.
She was united in marriage in 1869 to J.J. Clayton, at (unreadable in clipping) and left a widow, and was married to J.Holt, again she was left a widow, this time she was united in marriage to W. Harvell.
Her life was gentle, but like the still waters it was deep. In her hear of hearts she carried those she loved, and her hand was never weary, her step never failed in ministering unto, caring for, waiting upon those who were in any way dependent upon her. Well may her children cherish her memory as a precious legacy and we (unreadable in clipping) the stricken ones we can but let our tears flow in sympathy with theirs and point them to the promise, "At eventide is thall be light."
Submitted by Betty Roll Holt  bghe@ionet.net

October 1922

Mrs. B.C. DEARING, aged 77 years, nine months, three days, passed away at her home near Bishop,Okla., following an illness of several months duration. The following sketch of her life's activities was contributed:
Barbery Caroline was the second daughter of Daniel and Rhoda Wilson, and was born near Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 20, 1844. At the age of four years she, with her parents, emigrated westward settling near Harrison Ark., where she grew to womanhood. She was married to A.N. DEARING in 1868, and to this union nine children were born, seven sons and two daughters, three of whom,and their father, have passed into the Great Beyond. Of the deceased children one son died in early childhood and both daughters in early womanhood.
The remaining six children are Rev. W.S. Dearing and O.V. DEARING, of this city; D.S., E.C. and J. B. DEARING of Bishop, Okla. and Elvie DEARING of Higgens, Tex., all of whom were at their mother's bedside, as was her brother, Jeff D. Wilson of Custer,Okla.
She was converted in the Cumberland Presbyterian church in the year 1876, remaining a consistent member until 1904, when (unreadable) Okla. when she united with the M.E. church, south, as a charter member of the church and in her community, and under the ministry of her son, Willie. She remained true to her God, her church her home, her children and her country until the day of her death.
The end of her suffering came in the early morning of Oct. 23, 1922, at the ripe old age of 77 years, 9 months, and 3 days. Her remains were laid beside those of her husband in Liberty cemetery, Ellis County, Okla., following a sweet service held by her pastor, Rev. Strong, Higgens, Tx.She had given evidence of her trust and devotion to God frequently during her last sickness by singing sweet songs of ZION and in enjoying solemn prayer.
Mother has gone from us, but her memory lingers still as a sweet influence that shall never die. She only been translated to the better things which our Heavenly father has for the faithful in Christ Jesus.
She has left in sorrow her six sons, five daughter-in-laws, twenty grand children, 4 great-grandchildren, three brothers and many other relatives and friends.

Notes: Unknown Where this came from, was found in family belongings was very hard to read
Submitted by Debbie Dearing Cheatham sexybowler_82@hotmail.com

March 1946

Funeral held For D.S. DEARING Saturday Afternoon
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in the First methodist Church for Dannie S. DEARING, 78 years of age, who died in his home 18 miles southeast of Higgens late last Thursday night, March 7. Rev. W.B. Hicks, pastor of the church officiated. "Nearer My God to Thee" and "Rock of Ages" were sung by the choir. Floral tributes were many and beautiful.
Mr. Dearing was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew newton DEARING and was born on October 8, 1869, at Harrison, Ark. As a young man he loved the wide open spaces and came to the West to live and to work. he had lived for 44 years on the place where he died.
In his long residence in Ellis county, Oklahoma and in the adjoining territory in Texas, Mr. DEARING formed many lasting friendships. He never married.
Mr. DEARING is survived by the following brothers: Joe B. and E. C. DEARING of Route 1, Higgens; O.V. DEARING of Thomas, Okla. and Elvie DEARING of Guymon, Okla.,and a number of nieces and nephews. His parents, two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.
Pallbearers were: Homer and Floyd Stout, Arch T. Barton, Hughey Brown, Roy Landers and George Brown.
Burial was in the Higgins Cemetery with the Mason Funeral Home of Shattuck in charge.
Dannie S. DEARING died as he had lived, alone, in his little home that he had occupied on his farm for 44 years. Sometime between 9 and 10 o'clock last Thursday night a neighbor discovered fire that was beyond control in the Dearing home. Mr. DEARING did not respond to call and could not be found. By this time other persons had arrived on the scene and when the fire had consumed the building and the blaze died down, the charred body of Mr. DEARING was seen on the floor of what had been the kitchen. The sprawled position of the body, the presence of a lamp a short distance ahead of the charred remains, cause relatives and neighbors to believe that Mr. DEARING had suffered a stroke of apoplexy or heart attack while carrying the lamp, possibly to retire. He apparently had not moved from the position in which he fell, a condition that indicates he was either unconscious or dead when the flames reached him. Remnants of clothing found underneath the body indicated that he had been fully clothed.While Mr. DEARING was not a sick man, he was known by relatives to be not in the best of health. Sheriff Bob Boyd of Arnett was called and made the necessary investigation and report to satisfy requirements of law. However, there is positively no evidence and no suspicion, according to our information, that would suggest anything other than natural death attended by unusual circumstances.

Notes: Unknown where this article came from found in family belongings and was in very poor shape but the top of paper was missing
Submitted by Debbie Dearing Cheatham sexybowler_82@hotmail.com

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