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Jasper K. McLain

From Ruth Walsh
First obit:  Denison Herald, p.2 (photo accompanied article)
JASPER K. McLAIN
   Services for Jasper Keller McLain of 303 W. Texas St., 79-year old farmer
and carpenter who died Saturday at his home, were held Monday in Center St.
Church of Christ.
  Roy Hazel of Gunter, Ed Doggett, elder of the church, and the Rev. Thomas
Beall, Baptist minister of Bonham, officiated.  Burial was in Cedarlawn
Memorial Park directed by Waldo Funeral Home.
   Mr. McLain was born in Mertens, a son of Arthur Washington McLain and
Ella Vanila Keller McLain, and attended schools in Bug Tussle near
Dorchester.
   He married Ola Aline Francis on Dec. 17, 1935 in Durant, and following
her death, married Marie McCurdy on Sept. 4, 1966 in Sherman.
   Mr. McLain was a farmer in the Dorchester and Gunter areas until he
retired in 1966 because of poor health.  He was a member of Center St.
Church of Christ.
   Surviving are his wife; daughters, Betty Taylor of Sherman and Peggy
Maples of Gunter; stepsons, Douglas McCurdy of Carrollton and Scooter
McCurdy of Cedar Park; stepdaughters, Louise Tidwell of Dallas and Nelda
Ayres of Austin; sisters, Thelma Reece of Stockton, Calif., Dorothy Banks
and Joyce Duckett, both of Denison and Helen Caylor of Ravenna; four
grandchildren, six stepgrandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
   Pallbearers were grandsons.

Second obit:  Sherman Democrat, p. A-13
JASPER KELLER McLAIN
   Sherman - Funeral for Jasper Keller McLain, 79, who died Saturday at his
home in Sherman, was held at 2 p.m. today in Center St. Church of Christ.
Burial was in  Cedarlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Waldo Funeral
Home.
   McLain was born Feb. 17, 1908, in Mertens.   He married Ola Aline Francis
on Dec. 17, 1935.  She died Feb. 22, 1966.  He later married  Marie McCurdy
Sept. 4, 1966, in Sherman.  He was a retired farmer and carpenter in
Dorchester and Gunter area.  He retired in 1966.  He attended Bug Tussle
School in Dorchester and was a member of the Center Street Church of Christ
in Sherman.
   Surviving include his wife, Marie; two daughters, Betty Taylor of Sherman
and Peggy Maples of Gunter; stepsons, Douglas McCurdy of Carrollton and
Scooter McCurdy of Cedar Park; two stepdaughters, Louise Tidwell of Dallas
and Nelda Ayres of Austin; four sisters, Thelma Reece of Stockton, Calif.,
Dorothy Banks and Joyce Duckett of Denison and Helen Caylor of Ravenna; four
grandchildren, six stepgrandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

(research note:  Jasper Keller McLain was the grandson of Nathaniel W.
McLain and Mary Morris who were married Tallapoosa Co., Alabama.  Jasper's
relatives include the Hasten and Perry families who settled in Ellis and
Fannin Counties., TX.)


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