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Adair Co. : Westville Record 1938
If a submitters name is not listed than the obits were submitted by Wanda Elliott jwdre@intellex.com

January 8, 1938

Edward SMITH, age 88, died in Tulsa at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Etta BIBY, Sunday morning after a brief illness. The body was returned here by the Roberts Undertakers where the funeral was held at the Pentecostal church Tuesday afternoon and burial made in the city cemetery.
Mr. SMITH ran a blacksmith shop here for several years. He is survived by the daughter and three sons, Robert SMITH and Ben SMITH of this city and Ray SMITH of Huntsville, Arkansas.


Our little city and community suffered a sad shock in the sudden death of Larry SHACKELFORD, well know young man of our city, who died suddenly Wednesday evening about 7 o'clock of a heart attack.
Mr. SHACKELFORD was in his brothers hardware store when stricken and death came in a few minutes.
He was a member of a prominent family, had lived here most of his life and his death is a sad shock to all.
He leaves his mother, brother, wife, son and a daughter, of the immediate family, other relatives and a large host of friends to mourn his passing.
Funeral arrangements have not been complete at the time we go to press.

Card of Thanks - We wish to sincerely thank the good people of Westville for the kindness and sympathy shown us during the passing of our husband and father. We especially thank you for the beautiful flowers and your kindness. Mrs. L.M. SHACKELFORD, Ercelle SHACKELFORD, Olan SHACHELFORD.

July 31, 1938

Funeral services for Charles BUMBALOW, 43, who died at his home here Sunday morning after a long illness, were held at the Pentecostal Holiness church on Monday afternoon with Rev. John BUNNELL, officiating. Burial was in the Baptist Mission cemetery, four miles north of town.
Mr. BUMBALOW was born in Washington county, Arkansas, the son of the late Dock BUMBALOW, but had been a resident of this community most of his life.
Survivors include the widow, five daughters, one son, three sisters and one brother.


J.H. HICKS, prominent citizen of this city and Justice of the Peace of this township, died Wednesday evening at his home following a paralytic stroke suffered last week.
Mr. HICKS has been a resident of this section for several years, has been a leader in civic affairs, held various offices and was one of our most prominent citizens.
The funeral arrangements are not complete as we go to press but will likely be held at Siloam Springs Friday afternoon with burial at the Westville cemetery.


Charley SANDERS, well known Proctor citizen, died in the Indian hospital at Tahlequah Saturday from injuries said to have been received in a fight near Christie some two weeks ago. Glen GROOMS of Proctor was arrested on a charge of striking SANDERS. SANDERS leave a widow and nine children.

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