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Carolyn Griffith
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Elaine Stone


Obituaries 1925

Brooks, Mr. Dogie Mr. Dogie Brooks, while hauling feed was trying to climb up on his wagon when the mules became frightened and jerked him under the wheels, crushing him to an extent that it was impossible for the doctor to do but little for him. He only lived a short while. He leaves a wife and two children who have the sympathy of the entire community. The remains were laid to rest at Wayside cemetery. Mr. Brooks was well liked by all who knew him and will be missed by his many friends.   The Happy Herald, 2 January 1925.
Brummett, Flora Lee "There is a Reaper whose name is Death, and with His sickle keen; He reaps the bearded grain at a breath, and the flowers that grow between."  Tuesday, January 6th, 1925 shortly after the noon hour, the grim Reaper silently entered the home of Mr. & Mrs. S. H. Brummett and plucked one of these sweet blossoms, just a tiny bud, which the Master let them love and cherish for five short weeks, and transplanted it in the garden of our God.  Little Flora Lee was never very strong, and for two days she bravely battled with that dreaded disease, pneumonia, but the frail little body failed to respond to medical skill and the care of loving hands.  It is ever hard to part with loved ones, even though it be for a brief time perhaps, yet it is beautiful and comforting when we can bow to the will of Him who doeth all things well, and can say with the Apostle Paul, these light afflictions, which are for the moment marketh for us more and more exceedingly an eternal weight of glory.  Impressive funeral services were conducted at the home by Rev. D. H. Bryanoff, after which the little body was tenderly laid to rest in the Happy Cemetery.   ‑ Flora H. Baggarly   The Happy Herald, 9 January 1925.
Burnett, O. B. O. B. Burnett, for several years a resident of Dumas, one of the Panhandles pioneers and the foremost cotton authority in this section of the state, passed away at his home at Dumas early Tuesday morning following an illness of several weeks. He had been for some time in an Amarillo sanitarium, but had been taken home and no hope for his recovery held for some weeks.  Mr. Burnett probably knew more about cotton culture in West Texas and the Panhandle than any living man in this section of the state. While a resident of Hall county he was the leading cotton raiser of the county, and since moving to Dumas had introduced cotton to the farmers of that part of the Panhandle. He, more than anyone else, was responsible for the thousands of acres of the fleecy staple which were planted in virgin territory in the north Panhandle the past season. His "Burnett's Improved Cotton Seed," developed in this county, was famous the country over.  The Happy Herald, 30 January 1925.

Special thanks to Zoe Smith for her many contributions and to Elaine Stone for her many submissions.  Ladies, without you, this page would be blank.

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