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Greer County: Mangum Daily Star

July 25, 1901

W.M. FRANCIS
After an illness of several days, caused by a severe attack of typhoid fever, County Surveyor W. M. FRANCIS died at his home some twelve miles north-west of Mangum Sunday night at 11 o'clock.
The above information reached here early Monday morning, and fell heavily and sorrowingly upon the hearts of those whose good fortune it was to know the deceased. Mr. FRANCIS was not an old time resident of the county, having been here but a little more than two years, but in that short time his goodly qualities had so manifested the true character of the man that one had but to know him to appreciate him. His life, as told by them who best knew him, was made up of manly actions and charitable deeds. His very nature was to rise above the petty strifes of mankind and spread his generous disposition broadcast over his felow creatures.
In the death of W. M. FRANCIS his family has lost a true father, his community a valuable neighbor and the county a loyal citizen. May the memory of his kindly heart serve to make better those of us who are left behind, and his ashes rest in peace.
Submitters Note: W. M. "Bill" FRANCIS was born 12 Mar 1839, MO and died 21 July 1901, Greer Co.,OK. He was married to Jane GLENN in 1863. He was survived by his wife of the home, two daughters; Sallie FRANCIS HOOD, Willow, Clara FRANCIS GOODE, Brinkman, four sons; Philip L. FRANCIS, William M. FRANCIS,Jr., James C. "Jim" FRANCIS and Bryant L. FRANCIS. He is buried in Riverside cemetery, Mangum, OK
Submitted by: Wanda Nash Goode wngoode@infinitytx.net


Mangum Daily Star, Saturday,

December 1, 1917

Date Unknown
The Willow Community
Thomas Lafayette HOOD and Tennie Grace PRIGMORE were married in December 1917 at Mangum, Greer Co., OK. They established a home west of Willow and lived in the Willow community their entire married lives.
Submitted by: Wanda Nash Goode wngoode@infinitytx.net


June 22, 1927

Mrs. Elizabeth A. WILEMON, aged 85 years, died at the home of herdaughter, Mrs. J.L. COKER, in the Eastview community, Friday, June 24. Funeral services were held at the Eastview Baptist church, Friday afternoon, Rev. L. E. PERRIN and Rev. S. L. BULKLEY officiating.
Submitters Note: Name should be "Elizabeth A. WILEMAN - not WILEMON. Her daughter was Mrs. Thomas D. COKER. She was born 10 AUG 1842 in Ponotoc Co.,MS The daughter of Wiseman BRIDGES and Martha Isabella PANNELL BRIDGES.
Submitted by: Wanda Nash Goode wngoode@infinitytx.net


March 18, 1927

Card Of Thanks
We wish to thank our many friends and neighbors for their kindness and consolation during the sickness and death of our dear mother and grandmother, Mrs. Jane FRANCIS, who departed this life March 16.
P.L. FRANCIS and Family W. M. FRANCIS and Family J. C. FRANCIS and Family B. L. FRANCIS and Family R.T. HOOD and Family S. R. GOODE and Family
Submitters Note: Jane GLENN FRANCIS was bor 27 Mar 1845, Bellville, Austin Co., TX. The daughter of Alexander GLENN and Sarah P. SHELBURNE. She died 16 Mar 1927 at Willow, Greer Co., OK and buried at Riverside Cemetery, Mangum, Greer Co.
Submitted by: Wanda Nash Goode wngoode@infinitytx.net


James K CLANCEY, 79, of Willow, Passed away at his home Saturday morning after being confined to his bed for nearly a month. The exact cause of his death is not known.
For several years Mr. CLANCEY has been a cotton farmer in Greer Co. His body was brought to the Greer Funeral Home. Arrangements for the funeral service have not been made, but his body will likely be interred at Reed Cemetery beside the remains of wife, who died several years ago.
Submitter's Notes: The Above Cemetery information is in error. They were interred at the Willow Cemetery, Willow, Greer Co, OK. I have pictures of their tombstones. Name also spelled incorrectly. Should be CLANCY. James KP Clancy and first wife Arte L MOSS are the great-great grandparents of Carolyn Atkinson.
Submitted by Carolyn Atkinson  catkinsn@ecity.net


Mangum Daily Star

Monday, December 19, 1932

Mrs S. R. GOODE Pioneer Woman Dies Last night; Rites Tuesday
Mrs Clara GOODE, wife of S. R. GOODE died at 7:30 p.m. at the family home on Haystack creek 10 miles northwest of Mangum. Mrs GOODE was a pioneer resident of Greer County, having come to this county with her husband in 1898 and thereafter making her home at the family homestead on Haystack creek.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Greer Funeral home at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, with the Rev Moreland, pastor of the First Methodist Church officiating. Internment will be made at Riverside cemetery.
Mrs. GOODE was born at Bellville, Texas, May 18, 1871. She was married to Mr. GOODE at Bellville in 1885. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
Besides her husband Mrs. GOODE is survived by six children and six grandchildren. The children are J. W. GOODE, Waco, Texas; Fay GOODE, Mangum; Mrs. Clara PHILLIPS, Houston, Texas; Mrs Fannie MCREYNOLDS,Wichita, Kansas; Rowe GOODE, Mangum; and Mrs. Opal KING, Oklahoma City. Mrs. Goode died Dec. 18, 1932
Submitted by: Wanda Nash Goode wngoode@infinitytx.net


Mangum Daily Star

Friday, September 22, 1933

Former Resident Dies at Oklahoma City
Last rites for Mrs Opal B. KING, 24 years old, wife of Lester KING of Oklahoma City, will be conducted here at 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Greer funeral home. Burial will be in Riverside cemetery.
Mrs KING, daughter of S. R. GOODE, who lives four miles west of the Six Mile store, died Thursday following a brief illness of two days. Rev. T. L. HOLCOMB, pastor of the First Baptist church at Oklahoma City, conducted rites there at 2 o'clock this afternoon for Mrs. KING.
She is survived by her husband and father; three brothers, Rowe and Fay GOODE of Mangum, and J. W. GOODE of Waco, Texas; and two sisters, Mrs. A.A. PHILLIPS of Houston, Texas, and Mrs. B. F. MCREYNOLDS of Wichita, Kans.
Submitters Note: Opal Goode was born 22 Feb 1910 at Marie, Greer County, OK. Died 21 Sept 1933 in Oklahoma City, OK and buried in Riverside Cemetery, Mangum, Greer County, OK
Submitted by: Wanda Nasg GOODE wngoode@infinitytx.net


Friday, December 1, 1933

Day Of Article Unknown
Funeral Services Held Saturday
Mrs. Meadora JACKSON, 83 years old, widow of the late J. H. JACKSON, passed away at the Lee WYATT home at 7:45 p.m. Friday after a stroke of paralysis. Funeral services were conducted at the Greer Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Saturday, with Dr. Charles L. BROOKS, pastor of the First Methodist church, officiating. Internment was made in Riverside cemetery.
Mrs. JACKSON had made her home with the WYATT family for the past 15 years. Mrs. WYATT was her step-daughter
Surviving relatives are Mr. and Mrs. WYATT and son, Harold, and several nephews and nieces, Phil FRANCIS, Jim FRANCIS and Matt FRANCIS, and Mrs. R. T. HOOD, all of Greer county.
Submitted by:Wanda Nasg GOODE wngoode@infinitytx.net


January 1999

Ruth AVERY SMITH, 83 passed away Sunday, 10 Jan 1999.
Ruth was born 3 Nov 1915 at Jester, Greer County, OK, to Audrey Mills AVERY and Emma Blanch WELLS. She married George E. SMITH 12 June 1936 in Mangum. George preceded her in death 25 Nov, 1953.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, and three brothers.
Ruth served as Greer County Clerk for many years & had retired from that position.
She is survived by a son of Mangum; a daughter of  Oklahoma City; three brothers and one sister; also five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one great- great-grandchild.
Greer Funeral Home, Mangum, OK
Wanda Goode wngoode@infinitytx.net

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