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Obituaries 1929

Armstrong, Marjorie Ruth The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Armstrong died Tuesday afternoon in Happy. The baby was born Sunday, July 14 and after two days of life, quietly passed away.  Rev. Huff, Baptist minister, and pastor of the Tulia Baptist Church held the services in the home at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday after which the body was brought to Happy where interment was made.  The many friends of the family express their sympathy in the time of sorrow. Williams Undertaking Company was in charge.  The Happy Herald, 19 July 1929.
Ballard, Infnat Death again saddened the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Ballard Sunday night when the life of their infant baby ebbed away. The baby was only a week old when heart failure claimed its life.  Funeral services were held at the home Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Smith, pastor of the Ballard family, in charge of the service. Interment was made in the Happy Cemetery near the grave of the little daughter Mr. and Mrs. Ballard lost not many months ago.  The Happy Herald, 22 November 1929.
Sanders, W. O. W. O. Sanders, 17, was killed Friday afternoon by the discs of a one way plow under which he fell from the tractor he was driving for Lee Pearson. He had been working on the Pearson farm about 30 days, having come here from Walnut Grove, Ala, his home. The family insisted the boy be buried here. The people of Happy and the county contributed to the burial expenses and Mr. Pearson made beautiful floral offerings. The services were held at 4 p.m. Saturday in the William Furniture and Undertaking Company, and John Scott of Tulia conducted the services. The remains were laid to rest in the local cemetery. The boy is survived by his mother, Mrs. Parmer of Walnut Grove, Ala., a brother and sister in Walnut Grove, and a sister in Detroit, Mich. If there are other members of the family, the people here did not know of them. The father is dead. The community is to be commended for the liberal and sympathetic spirit with which they rendered assistance. No doubt, the family will be grateful, and glad the boy was in the midst of friends.  The Happy Herald, 19 July 1929.

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