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Obituaries 1928

Barnard, Billy Max The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Barnard died Wednesday night of pneumonia. The baby had never been well during the short stay here and was not able to overcome the steady ravages of the dread disease. Everything that would help was done, but the little life could not be saved. Hope was expressed for his recovery two or three weeks ago, but the last few days brought a change for the worse.  The little body was laid away in the local cemetery Thursday afternoon. Rev. H. C. Smith of the Methodist Church conducted the service. Friends and acquaintances of the family feel a great sympathy for the bereaved ones.  The Happy Herald, 11 May 1928.
Sutton, Mrs. Charles The town was sadly shocked Monday about noon to hear of the sudden death of Mrs. Charles Sutton, who is well known here. Mrs. Sutton, who was 43 years old, 4 mos. and 20 days old at the time of her death, has been living on the Plains since she was three years old, with the exception of one year spent in Glen Rose, Texas. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Wesley, are pioneers of this section of the country. She was a member of the Baptist Church at Fairview, having been a Christian since she was 12 years old. Twenty years ago she was married to CHARLIE SUTTON and eight children were born to this union, all of which are living. Their ages range from 19 to 4 years and only one, the second child, called Bud, is married.  The funeral services were held at the Wayside church and was preached by Rev. Malone of Plainview at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Rev. Malone was Mrs. Sutton's pastor.  She is survived by the husband, eight children, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Wesley, four brothers, P. E. Wesley, H. B. Wesley, J. W. Wesley and G. E. Wesley, and one sister Mrs. Ella Hext, all of whom are living at Happy and Wayside, and interment was made in the Wayside cemetery.   The Happy Herald, 6 January 1928.
Wakefield, J. M. J. M. Wakefield, 70, died at his home in the Pleasant View community four miles west of Joshua yesterday morning at 9:30 o'clock following an immediate illness of several days.  Mr. Wakefield was a native of South Carolina but came to Texas when he was young and settled in Ellis County.  He was married to Miss Lula Willis of Ellis County and in 1901 removed to Johnson County where he has been engaged in farming since that time, except for a short stay in West Texas.  Besides the widow, one brother, P. A. Wakefield, Stephenville, Texas; three daughters survive.  They are Mrs. Annie Walker, Happy; Mrs. Winnie Asberry, Germyn, Texas; and Mrs. Ruth Johnson of Groom, Texas.  The funeral service is to be held at the family home this afternoon at 2:00 o'clock.  Rev. Charles Pitts will conduct the services.  The interment will be in the City Cemetery, Cleburne, under the auspices of the Odd Fellow Lodge from which order the active pallbearers will be.   R. H. Deering and Son, undertakers, have charge of the funeral arrangements -- from Cleburne paper.  The Happy Herald, 10 February 1928.

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