The Putman family has been in Dickens County for many, many years, having been owners of a ranch west of Spur now known as the Guitar Ranch. There were five girls born to Kelcy and Mary Putman: Dollinell Putman, Anita Evelyn Putman Hahn, Ina Putman Thomason, Ann Putman Boothe, and Nana Lois Putman Bilberry. They lived on a farm 12 miles west of Spur in the Highway Community.
Dollinell was killed in 1948 from a car accident that almost took the life of Mary Putman as well.
Funeral services for Burtan Kelcy Putman, 70, a retired farmer, were held Monday at 4:30 p.m. in the Spur Church of Christ with Randy Mashburn, minister, officiating, assisted by Rev. Norris Taylor, pastor of the First Baptist Church.
Mr. Putman died April 12 in the Spur Care Center. He had been a resident of Dickens County most of his life. He was a member of the First Christian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Putman, Spur, four daughters, Mrs. Ina Thomason, Spur, Mrs. Anita Hahn, Lubbock, Mrs. Ann Boothe, Fairfield and Mrs. Lois Bilberry, Carbondale, Colo., one brother, Lloyd Putman, Vernon, two sisters, Mrs. W.H. Moore, Vernon, Mrs. John Hardin, Vernon, 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Burial was in Spur Cemetery.
©The Texas Spur, April 17, 1980
Services for Mary Anita Putman, 89, of Spur were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 25, 2001 at the Highway 70 Church of Christ with Jack Cummings and Dennis Wilson officiating. Burial was in the Spur Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Campbell Funeral Home of Spur.
Mrs. Putman died at her residence Saturday, June 23, 2001 in Spur.
She was born Sept. 5, 1911, in Crowell, TX. She married Burton Kelcy Putman on March 21, 1928, in Fredericks, Okla. He preceded her in death April 19, 1980.
She lived most of her life in the Spur area. She was a homemaker and member of the Spur Church of Christ. Mrs. Putman wrote a column, "The Highway News" for the Texas Spur for 52 years.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Dollinell Putman in 1948; a brother, Everette Henderson, in 1990; and two sisters, Ina Kays in 1990 and Nellie Carlise in 2000.
She is survived by four daughters, Anita Hahn of Lubbock, Ina Thomason of Spur, Ann Boothe of Fairfield, TX and Louis Hunt of Whitney, TX; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
©The Texas Spur, Thursday, June 28, 2001, page seven
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