Monday, 24 Dec. 1934
TRAGEDY TAKES MOTHER OF 12
Grayson Woman Killed by Car While Awaiting Christmas Visit
Special to The Democrat
WHITESBORO - Funeral arrangements remained incomplete Monday morning
for Mrs. Betty Stone Cowgur, 59, wife of George W. Cowgur, prominent farmer
in the Dixie community, who was killed instantly Sunday when she stepped
in front of an automobile on the streets of Gainesville.
If relatives arrive Monday, funeral services were to be held during
the day, otherwise will be held Tuesday.
The death of Mrs.. Cowgur was a pre-Christmas tragedy which occured
after she had spent Saturday night with relatives in Gainesville and was
awaiting the arrival of other relatives from Shawnee Okla to spend Christmas
with her. She started to walk around a parked automobile after greeting
the relatives it was stated and walked in front of a car driven by J. B.
Faulkner of Greenville, who was enroute to Ada, Okla, to attend a funeral.
Her head struck an upright post supporting the windshield and she
was thrown several yards to the pavement.
Mrs. Cowgur is survived by her husband and the following sons and
daughters: Carl of Marysville, John of Gainesville, whom she was
visiting, Wallace of Levelland, Mrs. Claud Franklin, Mrs. Charles
Bayes and Miss Daisy Stone, Dixie, and Mrs. G. B. Estes, Levelland; a sister,
Mrs. N. G. Smallwood of Whitesboro, a brother, John Stone of Pottscamp,
Miss, 11 grandchildren and six stepchildren.
Mrs. Cowgur was born Jan. 4, 1875, in Pottscamp, Miss., the daughter
of John and Sarah Elizabeth Stone. Her father was a pioneer Methodist
minister. She came to Grayson county 26 years ago with her husband,
John Walter Stone, who was also her cousin. She married two years
ago to Mr. Cowgur. She was a member of the Dixie Baptist church.