Dedra Geraldine Graham
Dallas Morning News, 27 Dec 1940
Sherman, Texas, Dec 26- Miss Dedra Geraldine Graham, 17,
a student nurse at the Wilson N. Jones Hospital here, was fatally wounded
Thursday night at the Williams Hotel. Miss Graham whose home is in Collinsville,
was sitting in a car with Buck Hubbard, telepraph operator, in a garage
at the rear of the hotel.
Police placed in jail L.H. Koll, 65, retired railroad employee,
who is charged with murder. Officers entered his room in the rear of the
hotel and found a shotgun empty, but still smoking, they said.
Miss Graham's death was attributed to buckshot wound in the center
of her forehead, death coming instantaneously.
Hubbard was in a local hospital where attendants said he may lose
the sight of his left eye.
Hotel operatives said that Koll had been a resident there since
May, 1939. When police entered his room, he was undressed.
Funeral services for Miss Graham, a 1939 graduate and honor student
at Collinsville High School, will be held Saturday at 2pm at the Collinsville
Church of Christ.
A native of Collinsville, where she was born March 5, 1923, Miss
Graham entered the school of nursing at Wilson N. Jones Hospital last September.
Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Graham; four sisters, Miss
Janice Graham of Sherman, and Winona, Carol and Robbie Lynn Graham of Collinsville.
is buried in the Collinsville Cemetery