Walter Rawleigh Dale, 79, an early day Crosby County resident died at 5 a.m. Friday in Root Memorial Hospital in Colorado City. He had been in ill health for some time. Funeral was held at 10 a.m. Sunday in Kiker-Seale Cemetery in Colorado City. Burial was held at 3 p.m. Sunday in Cone Cemetery. He was a Primitive Baptist minister.
Born Oct. 9, 1900, in Farmersville, he married Laura Bell in 1921. He was pastor of the Nathaniel Primitive Baptist Church of Colorado City. He had lived in Colorado City for 10 years.
His wife died in February 1938.
He later married Minnie L. Gibson, Aug. 1, 1938.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Bobby Sanders of Austin and Mrs. Bill Alldredge of Sedora, Ariz; a son, John of Dallas; a brother, Dr. J.P. of Fredricksburg; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
©Ralls Banner, April 29, 1980
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