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W. T. (William Thomas) Vaden

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W. T. Vaden Rites To Be Held Sunday

Funeral services for W. T. (Dick) Vaden, 57, Fort Worth & Denver City Railway employee in Wichita Falls since 1918, will be held at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon from Lamar Avenue Baptist church. Rev W. H. Townsend, Olney Baptist minister, will officiate. Interment will be at Riverside under direction of Hampton, Vaughan, & Merkie Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Ira Riddle, W. E. Baxter, M. E. Montgomery, Bill Nicholson, M. A. Zadik and E. T. Northcutt.

Honorary pallbearers will be J. H. Cowart, L. W. Gaskill, Ed Morrison, R. E. James, Carl Smith, John D. Rieger, E. H. Wright, Emmett Lynch, Bill Brown, H. B. Ward, Douglas Gant, H. T. Walker, Tom Scott, B. P. Hathorn, J. Ireland, A. S. McGregor, W. P. Ruby, Roy Thompson, W. P. Jacks, Ed Cunningham, S. N. Kennamer, Jesse Noble, Aubrey Tipps and all members of WOW camp No. 1006.

Vaden has served as secretary to the woodman camp several years. He came to Wichita Falls from Jones County, where he had married in 1906. He was born at Wolfe City, Texas. A few years after coming to Wichita Falls in 1918, he joined the Lamar Avenue Baptist Church.

Survivors include the widow: two daughters, Mrs. Riley Rawls and Mrs. Mae Wright of Wichita Falls; A son, Tom Vaden of Los Angeles, Calif.; a brother, C. H. Vaden of Wolfe City; two sisters, Mrs. J. M. Carter of McCaulley, Texas, and Miss Annie Vaden of Wichita Falls, and three grandchildren.

W. T. Vaden is William Thomas Vaden
He married Mary Olivia Johnson July 24, 1906

Mrs J. M. Carter is Zadie Vaden
Mrs Riley Rawls is Bernice Vaden
Mrs Mae Wright is Dolly Mae Vaden

Submitted by Charlie Vines

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