Last Rites Held For Bertha Nell Walker
Funeral services for Miss Bertha Nell Walker, 30, were held in the First Baptist Church, Spur, Monday, Oct. 31, at 2 p.m. Rev. L.R. Pendley, pastor, conducted the services. He was assisted by Rev. J.C. Willett, pastor of the Spur Presbyterian Church, and Rev. Tommie Allen, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Ralls.
Pallbearers were Louis Williams, Carter Robinson, Eldon Reynolds, Dewey Ijames, Joe Long and Charles Scott. Honorary pallbearers were employees of Southwestern Bell telephone Company of Spur.
Bertha Nell was born May 20, 1925 in Cross Plains, Texas, and died Oct. 30, 1955 after a two years illness of leukemia. She came to Dickens County in 1927 and has lived in Spur with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.K. Walker, since that time.
She was converted to the Christian religion at a very early age and later became a member of the Baptist Church. Much of her time was devoted to church work and for 15 years of her life she was a teacher in the Sunday School. She has taught in the primary department, boys' Sunday School class, and has been active in Training Union.
She was employed by Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in Spur for ten years. Recently she, along with another telephone operator, received the Vial Medal for her quick thinking and prompt action that helped to save the life of little "Scooter" Hinson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Doug Hinson.
Miss Walker is survived by her parents of Spur; one sister, Mrs. Hewell S. Moore of Abilene; and four brothers, Eldon of Floydada, Olney of Spur, Elbert of Jayton, and Lloyd of Abilene.
Interment was in the Spur Cemetery with Chandler Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
The Texas Spur, October 1955From the records of Thelma Kimmel Scott
Dickens County TXGenWeb Project