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B. M. Prentice


Feb 18, 1942 Hillsboro, Texas

Prentice, B. M.

Companion Was seriously Injured When Automobile Overturned Tuesday Night

B. M. Prentice, 39, 303 Bois d’Arc Street, who had just returned home recently from Crosbyton where he had been employed as a truck driver, was instantly killed, and his companion, Archie Giles, 217 North Houston, was seriously injured about 8:30 o’clock Tuesday evening, when their automobile overturned three miles north of Waco on the Dallas Highway. Giles was carried to the Providence sanitarium. The body of Prentice was brought to Hillsboro by Marshall and Marshall.

According to Deputy Sheriffs I. P. Stanford and Willis Johnson of McLennan county, who investigated the accident, the tragedy occurred when the car in which the Hillsboro men were riding was passing another car. Two truck drivers told officers the truck passed them before the wreck occurred.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed pending word from a brother residing in California. For further information, phone 99, Marshall and Marshall.

He was born at Whitney, Texas July 28, 1902 and had resided there practically all of his life.

He was married to Miss Cara Overton September 10, 1921.

United with the Prairie Valley Baptist church in 1928 and had continued his membership there until his death.

Surviving are his widow; two daughters, Mrs. Juanita Eagan of Dallas and Miss Ray Dell Prentice of Hillsboro; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Prentice of Whitney; two brothers, Ed Prentice of El Centro, California, and Frank Prentice of Whitney; and one sister, Mrs. Iona Simmons of Crosbyton, Texas.