(October 3, 1929, The Greenville Messenger)
The Messenger regrets to chronicle the death of Ross
Spradling, who passed away Thursday afternoon, September 26, 1929, at his
home five miles north of Greenville. Deceased was born at Paducah
in Graves County, Kentucky, July 27, 1964, and came with his parents to
Hunt County when only three years of age. The elder Spradling settled
near the place which afterward became the home of Ross, and he grew to
sturdy manhood and a loyal citizenship amid a rapidly developing and prosperous
section of Hunt County. Aside from farming and the usually pursuits
of farm life, he became interested in purebred cattle, hogs, and poultry,
being among the first to build up a jersey herd in this section.
He was equally successful in breeding good hogs and poultry and it was
the energy, intelligence, and success that gave impetus to his neighbors
and other citizens to proceed along similar lines.
Deceased will not be missed alone in the home and
family circle, but citizens over the county will feel a great loss at the
passing of this thrifty and esteemed co-worker along progressive lines.
In November, 1884, Mr. Spradling and Miss Frances
Barnhart were untied in marriage, to which three children were born, these
being Mrs. W. A. Beasley, Miss Cleo Spradling, Herbert Spradling, all of
Greenville. His first wife died in May, 1893, and in November, 1896,
he and Miss Fannie Bridges were married. To the latter union were
born five daughters and one son, Mrs. Barney Phillips of Greenville, Mrs.
Marion Bledsoe of Dallas, Miss Ophelia Spradling, Miss Roselyn Spradling,
Marguerite Spradling, and Albert A. Spradling, Jr. He is also survived
by six grandchildren, one brother W. B. Spradling, Sr., and three sisters,
Mrs. R. D. Waddle, Mrs.. W. V. Pearce of Greenville, and Mrs. Jim Nicholson
of Kingsville, Texas.
Mr. Spradling was a consistent and father member
of the Baptist Church and funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon
at Jacobia Baptist Church by his pastor, Rev.. J. L. Truett, assisted by
Rev.. H. T. Money, a lifelong friend of the deceased.
Active pallbearers were nephews of the deceased,
as follows: Claude Pearce, Johnnie Spradling, Albert Spradling, Henry
Waddle, Charles Spradling, John Black Spradling, and W. B. Spradling, Sr.,
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