Luther Henry Reed & Velma Lee Savell
LUTHER HENRY REED - born July 27, 1892 Bell County, TX - Died
Nov 1, 1915 Potter Co., TX (Amarillo) - buried Roscoe Texas
Cemetery. He married Velma Lee Savell, born 7 Oct 1893
Mississippi. Died Nov 5, 1918 - Potter Co, Tx. (Amarillo) and is
buried at Roscoe Cemetery. They were married 14 May 1911 Eastland
One of the saddest scenes we have witnessed recently was that at the cemetery Wednesday afternoon when two little children five and six years of age respectively, cried out with breaking hearts as the remains of father and mother were lowered into the tomb.
Upon reaching Amarillo they stopped at a hotel for treatment. The condition of Mr. and Mrs. Reed and Savell became so serious that the landlord wired Mr. Reedís father, A. M. Reed, who also lives near Champion but was temporarily in San Jacinto county with some stock. He and Mrs. Reed immediately left for Amarillo, upon their arrival found Mr. Savell in a dying condition. [Note as per Ruby Deen REED Nivens: Savell died Oct 31st.)
Their son Luther died the next day, Nov 1st. His wife was in such a serious condition that they could not leave her and she died on Tuesday morning, Nov. 5th. The remains of Mr. Savell had been sent to relatives at Cisco, where he was interred. The remains of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Reed were sent to Roscoe, arriving Wednesday morning. Interment took place in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery that afternoon, the funeral services being conducted by Rev G W Butler of the Baptist Church.
Submitted by: Barbara Kirkland