The funeral of
Mrs. Elveta Akins, 17, was held Monday afternoon at Wayside.
Services were conducted by Rev. T. C. Sumrall, assisted by Rev.
John O. Scott and interment was made in the Wayside Cemetery.
Mrs. Akins was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. C. U. Jackson of Vigo
Park and leaves a brother, grandmother, two aunts, and her
husband, SAM AKINS, and one uncle. She passed away on last
Sunday, February 7 at Oklahoma City, and the body was shipped
here. The deceased was a member of the Canyon Baptist
Church. The Happy Herald, 12 February 1932.
Henry Ansley, 36
Amarillo newspaperman and author of "I Like the Depression" died
Saturday of injuries suffered in an auto accident near Tuba
shortly after midnight. Ansley spent his youth with his parents
in various towns of the Panhandle plains. He attended Wayland
College at Plainview. He engaged in the cattle business later
and at the time of his death was planning another book.
Eleven years ago he entered the newspaper profession,
associating himself with Gene Howe and Wilbur C. Hawk, owners of
the Amarillo Globe and News. Recently he served as managing
editor of the El Paso Herald for several years. He returned to
the Amarillo papers when the Herald was sold a year and a half
ago. An ambulance carried Ansley to Amarillo from Tulia.
He is survived by his wife, MRS. MARIE ANSLEY; his parents
Mr.and Mrs. B. T. Ansley; five brothers, Paul, Ben Forrest,
Horace and Thad; and one sister Mary, all of Amarillo.
Funeral services were held at the Amarillo Central Presbyterian
Church at 2:30 Monday afternoon with Bishop E. Cecil Seaman of
the Episcopal Church in
assisted by Dr. Thomsen of the Central Presbyterian Church.
Burial was in Llano Cemetery. The Happy Herald, 18
|Avery, W. H.
W. H. Avery,
45, brother of Mrs. W. A. Rea and agricultural instructor at
Luling school was killed instantly and a 17 year old student
was critically injured when Mr. Avery's car turned over on
the Austin‑Houston highway 25 miles east of Austin last
week. Mr. Avery was a prominent teacher who served as
superintendent of the Kress schools a few years ago. A
brother M. R. Avery is County Judge for Castro County at
present and is also making the race for representative for
120th district. It will be
recalled that another brother, J. O. Avery, was agriculture
teacher and superintendent of schools here several years ago.
The Happy Herald, 29 April 1932.
|Spear, Mrs. W. H.
Malinda Jane Titus
was born at Clinton, Indiana, Sept 18,1856 and departed this
life July 1, 1932, being at the time of her death 75 years, 9
mos and 13 days old. She was married to
W. H. SPEAR Sept. 15, 1881. To this union were born
six children, four boys and two girls, all of whom are still
living, and all except Henry were at her bedside when she passed
away. he family came to
Texas in 1909 and settled near Tulia. The funeral was
held in the Methodist Church in Tulia at 3:00 Sunday afternoon,
July 3, 1932 by her pastor, Rev. Plant of Vigo Park, assisted by
the local pastor, Rev. Leveridge and Rev. Shepherd of Happy,
where a large concourse of friends and neighbors gathered to pay
their last respects. The burial was in
the Rose Hill Cemetery, Tulia. The Happy Herald, 7
|Steels, F. M.
F. M. Steele, 72,
father of John Steele of Happy, died at his home in Norton,
Runnells county, Oct. 5th. Mr. Steele had been in failing
health since January of 1930, at which time he had a very severe
case of pneumonia from which he never fully recovered. However,
three weeks preceding his death he was thought to be improving
as he felt better than usual. Heart failure was the immediate
cause of his death. Funeral services were held at the
Norton Methodist Church, of which the deceased was a member,
Oct. 6th at 3 p.m. Rev. J. D. Smoot of Comanche, a former
pastor, preached Mr. Steele's funeral, and was assisted by Rev.
Swearengen of the Norton Methodist Church and Rev. Steele of the
Baptist Church. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. F. M. Steele
of Norton and three sons and two daughters: Harry Steele of
Norton; L. O. Steele of Hamlin; John Steele of Happy; Mrs. L. L.
Allen of Norton; Mrs. A. M. Hilliard of Winters. The
Happy Herald, 3 November 1932.
|Stewart, Dr. D. M.
Tribute to Dr. D. M.
Stewart, 64, prominent early Canyon resident and civic leader who
died there Friday night, was paid in funeral services held at the
First Methodist Church in that city Sunday afternoon. Services
were conducted by Rev. C. W. Foote, pastor of the Canyon church in
which Doctor Stewart took an active lead: Rev. L. N. Lipscomb of
Amarillo, Methodist Presiding Elder, assisted in the service.
Burial was in the Dreamland Cemetery under the direction of
Griggs‑Thompson funeral home. Methodist stewards, Canyon Rotarians
and local physicians were honorary pallbearers. During his 32
years residence in Canyon, the doctor was a leader in Randall County
professional circles, active in church affairs, and was closely
identified with civic, fraternal and benevolent movements.
The Happy Herald, 8 December 1932.
|Surguy, Mrs. Ellen Midella
Funeral services for Mrs.
Ellen Midella Surguy, 66, were held from the Methodist Church in Happy
Monday afternoon. Services were conducted by Rev. J. R Plant, of Vigo
Park, and interment was made in the Happy Cemetery under the direction
of Griggs‑Thompson Funeral Home. The deceased was born Feb. 16,
1856, and died Feb. 7, 1932. Her permanent home was in Vigo Park, but
she has resided in Happy for the past six months prior to her death.
are sons and daughters, Mrs. F. A. Carter, Grundy, Okla.; Robert Surguy,
Happy; Earl Surguy, Caldwell, Kansas; John Surguy, Houston; Mrs. Lillie
Castleberry, Happy; Charles Surguy, Vigo Park; Mrs. Irene Evazey, Happy;
and two brothers, J. W. Bost of Clarksville, Ark. and Ernest Bost of San
Francisco, Calif. The Happy Herald, 12 February 1932.
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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