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Adair County: Stillwell Democrat Journal
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November 20, 1958
Funeral services for Mrs. John WATERS were held Wednesday, November 19 in the Roberts Funeral Home Chapel, Westville, with burial in the Westville Cemetery.
Mrs. WATERS, a pioneer resident of the community, died at her home Monday morning, November 17, following an illness of several weeks.
Her survivors include: the husband, John WATERS, of the home; three sons, Floyd WATERS, also of the home, Wesley WATERS, of Tulsa, and Lewis WATERS, of Marysville, California; four daughters, Mrs. Julia May EDWARDS, of Fresno, California, Mrs. Marybelle SHARPE and Mrs. Elsie Fay COFFEY, also of Tulsa, and Mrs. Maudie WATERS, of Stilwell; 24 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.
Clem HOGNER, 74, died at his home in the Mulberry community on Saturday, November 15. Services were held Monday, November 17 in the Mulberry church, with burial in the Mulberry Cemetery under direction of the Roberts Funeral Home. Hogner was born September 18, 1884 in this community. His survivors include: the widow, Mrs. Nancy HOGNER, of the home; one son, Solomon, of California; three daughters, Mrs. Janie GREGORY, Mrs. Elsie FIXIN and Mrs. Elizabeth ROSS, all of Stilwell; two stepsons, Jack NOFIRE and Wilson MCLEMORE, also of Stilwell; and 25 grandchildren.
Graveside services for Linda Sue KETCHER, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert KETCHER, were held Monday, November 17 in the Ketcher cemetery, under direction of the Roberts Funeral Home. Besides the parents, she is survived by five brothers, Eugene, Johnny, Donald, Robert and Curtis; and one sister, Patricia, all of the home.
Rosa Anna PITTS was born in Fayetteville, Ark., October 15, 1880 and departed this life at 1:45 p.m., November 2, 1958 at the age of 78. She was united in marriage to James W. WILSON, December 22, 1906, in Alma, Arkansas, where they lived until December 1917 when they moved to Stilwell to what is now Bell community and lived there until she passed away. To this union was born seven children, five girls and two boys. Gladys preceded her in death in 1932, at the age of 12 years. She accepted Christ at an early age and became a member of the Assembly of God Church in 1913 at Alma, Arkansas, of which she was a member at the time of her passing. She was a faithful Christian, loved and devoted to her family and God, and always ready to help those who needed her until age and health kept her a semi-invalid for about 10 years, during which time her Bible was always in her hand or near her. Survivors include: the husband, of the home; daughters, Bessie HANSFORD, Marie MCREYNOLDS, Margarette SIXKILLER, Ruth PINKERTON; sons, Afton and Thomas all of near Stilwell; six grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and one sister of Lilbourn, Missouri. Funeral services were in Bethel church, November 5, with Rev. Harvey Davis, pastor of Scott Pentecostal church officiating. Songs were "We'll Soon be Done With Trouble and Trials" and "Heaven" by Roberts quartet and "I've Been Waiting, Lord, To Go" by Jo Ann STARR. Flower girls were Ruby RUSSELL, Edna HAMLIN, Willie KETCHER, Margaret MOSS, Retha REED, and Neta GREGORY. Pallbearers were George SAWNEY, Bill MCDANIELS, Frank RUSSELL, Ott MOTEN, George GREGORY and Galley MOSS. Interment was in Zion Cemetery; under direction of Roberts Funeral Home.
Mrs. Dollie WELLS, 74, of Westville, died Sunday morning in the Stilwell Municipal Hospital. A graveside service was held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Westville Cemetery under the direction of the Wasson Funeral Home in Siloam Springs, her home before coming to Westville some six years ago. Survivors include her husband, Richard; one son, R.L. SMITH of Seattle, Wash.; three sisters, Mrs. Hattie FREEMAN and Miss Fern RAYAN, both of Dolfax, Wash., and Mrs. Maude WEST of Florence, Colo.; one brother, Fred B. RYAN of Chickasha, Oklahoma.
Funeral service for Thomas Elaxander EADS, 76, retired Siloam Springs, Arkansas, farmer and father of Mrs. Cassie BARNES of Watts, Okla.; was conducted Wednesday, November 12 at 2 p.m. at the Weddington Baptist Church with Rev. George R. West officiating. Burial was under the direction of Pyeatte Funeral Home of Siloam Springs in the Weddington Cemetery. Mr. EADS, a native of Osage, Okla., died Monday at his home after a long illness. Other survivors include his wife, Effie, of the home; four daughters, Mrs. Dorothy VANOVER, Mrs. Maxine NEAL of Beatrice, Neb., Mrs. Floy LAYNE of Siloam Springs, and Mrs. Cordie VANOVER of Lincoln, Neb.; two sisters, Mrs. Rela BEAL of Stockton, Calif., and Mrs. Lona ROLLINGS of Ciderus, Ill.; 18 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
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