|Allen, Libbie Rose
honoring the memory of Mrs. Libbie Rose Allen, a former resident of
Happy, were conducted at the Methodist Church Thursday afternoon at
3:00. Mrs. Allen, who moved from Happy to Amarillo five years
ago, died September 30 at 9:15 p.m. at an Amarillo hospital where
she was taken when she became seriously ill about ten days ago. The
family home was at 622 West 9th Ave. She was a member of the
Methodist church. Mrs. Allen is survived by three sons, Hugh
E. Allen of Amarillo; Roy C. Allen of Monette, MO; Garrett W. Allen
of Hachita, NM; three daughters, Mrs. Floyd Swearingen of Happy; and
Misses Elvira Allen and Callie Allen, both of Amarillo; three
brothers, J. E. Glenn, Tucson, AZ; Albert Glenn, Childress; three
sisters, Mrs. Flora Yoachum of Sanford, Mrs. Callie Browder of
Amarillo and Mrs. S. R Duke of Fort Worth.
services were conducted by Rev. H. C. Smith, a former neighbor and
pastor of the deceased in Happy. He was assisted by Rev. R
R.Gilbreath. The Happy Herald, 2 October 1941.
|Ballard, Mrs. J. W.
Mrs. J. W. Ballard, 82, mother of J. R. Ballard, passed away at her
home here early Wednesday morning following a brief illness. Her
death was attributed to a heart attack. Funeral services were
conducted Thursday afternoon at 3:00 in the Canyon Methodist Church
with Rev. Sam Thomas, pastor, in charge, assisted by Rev. R. R.
Gilbreath and Rev. H. W. Carter. Interment was in Dreamland Cemetery
under the direction of GriggsThompson Funeral Home of Canyon.
Mrs. Ballard was born in Loudon, TN July 5, 1859 and came to Texas
about 58 years ago and on October 7, 1882 married J. W. Ballard at
Savoy, Texas. After spending a few years in Grayson and Wise
counties, the family moved to the Panhandle fifty years ago last
June. First they landed in Swisher County, settling five miles SE of
Happy at the old stage dinner stop, Mrs. Ballard having driven an ox
wagon from Wise County while her husband and son drove the
livestock. In 1901 she and her husband moved to Canyon and
made their home there until his death on June 28, 1938. Soon after
this Mrs. Ballard moved to her new home here near her son.
Survivors include one son, J. R. Ballard of Happy and a daughter,
Mrs. May Fletcher of Amarillo; one sister, Mrs. J. T. Service of
Canyon, six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She
was a member of the Methodist Church. The Happy Herald,
17 July 1941.
|Bandy, Mae Dunn
Funeral services for Mrs. Tom Bandy, well known resident of Happy,
will be conducted in the Methodist Church Friday afternoon at 2:30
o'clock with the pastor, Rev. R R Gilbreath, officiating. Assisting
will be Rev. Ed L. Hawthorne, Pastor of the local Baptist Church.
Interment will be in the cemetery at Hereford under the direction of
the E. B. Black Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Charlie Spear, Ed
Sprowls, M. McCleod, O. K. McDonald, John Sims and Alden Mann.
Mrs. Bandy died here Wednesday morning. She was 58 years old. She
and Mr. Bandy, local merchant and stock farmer, moved here in 1919
from Hereford. Survivors besides the husband are three
daughters, Mrs. U. V. Barnard of Amarillo; Mrs. Jack Sewell of
Eastoboga, AL; Miss Ina Bandy of Happy; one son, Thomas Ed Bandy,
student at Texas Tech; two sisters, Mrs. W. C. Lindsey of Happy and
Mrs. C. J. Smith of Chatsworth, GA; and two brothers, Elijah Dunn of
Decatur, and Frank Dunn of Tennga, GA.; and an aunt, Mrs. Bettie
Higgins of Crandall, GA. Happy, 20 March 1941.
Mrs. Tom Bandy, resident of Happy since 1919, died at the family
home here at 9:30 Wednesday morning from a stroke. Mae Dunn
was the oldest of ten children born to Jonas and Florentine Dunn
near Tennga, GA on November 7, 1882. She was a member of the Baptist
Church since the age of 12. She was married to TOM BANDY on January
17, 1904 at her home near Tennga, GA. To this union were born three
daughters while living in Georgia. The family came to Hereford, TX
in 1916 making their home there about three years before they
located in Happy. One daughter, Marie, was born near Hereford and
died in infancy. The only son, Thomas Edd, was born in Happy.
After locating in Happy she and her husband united with the
Methodist Church, of which she was loyal and faithful until her
death in Happy about 9:;30 on March 19, 1941. Survivors
besides the husband are three daughters, Mrs. U. V. Barnard of
Amarillo; Mrs. Jack Sewell of Eastoboga, AL; Miss Ina Bandy of
Happy; one son, Thomas Ed Bandy, student at Texas Tech; two sisters,
Mrs. W. C. Lindsey of Happy and Mrs. C. J. Smith of Chatsworth, GA;
and two brothers, Elijah Dunn of Decatur, and Frank Dunn of Tennga,
GA.; and an aunt, Mrs. Bettie Higgins of Crandall, GA. The
Happy Herald, 20 March 1941.
|Barrett, John Harmon
Noah Barrett received word of the sudden death of his father, John
Harmon Barrett of Ada, Oklahoma, Tuesday morning and left
immediately for that place. The Happy Herald, 16
|Burnum, Wilda Lou
Mrs. Wilda Lou Burnum, wife of P. K. BURNUM, prominent Carson
County stock farmer, died at the family home two miles northwest
of Panhandle last night. Mrs. Burnum has been a resident
of Carson County for the past 25 years, residing at the ranch
home the entire period. She was a member of the Baptist Church.
Besides her husband she is survived by three sons, O. E. Grimes,
P. G. Burnum, both of Panhandle, and P. Kenneth Burnum of
Canyon, and four daughters, Mrs. B. C. Hare of Miami, Mrs. James
Gripp of Lodge Grass, MT; Mrs. R. B. Elliott of Happy and Mrs.
Marie Bloodworth of Canyon. The Happy Herald, 6
|Scott, Frank W.
Final rites for
Frank W. Scott, 74, Plains pioneer and the first sheriff of
Swisher county, were conducted at 3:00 Sunday afternoon by Dr.
W. H. Clark at the First Baptist Church in Tulia. The body was
brought overland from his home at Edcouch. Mr. Scott, a
former cowboy for the JA Ranch, died in a hospital at Mercedes
February 19. He was born March 12, 1866 at Eddyville, Ky., and
moved to Tarrant county, TX, eight years ago. Mr. Scott's first
job on the Plains was with the F Ranch and later the JA Ranch.
In 1890 he helped organize Swisher County and was elected
sheriff, a position he held for six years. After retiring
from public office, Mr. Scott helped H. H. Tracy and E. W. Baker
start a hardware company which remained in business in Tulia
over 35 years. A few years later Scott sold out in Tulia and
moved to Happy where he and a son operated a hardware store. Mr. Scott moved
from Swisher county to Edcouch, where he became a citrus fruit
farmer. Mrs. Scott, the
former MISS SADIE BAKER, Hale Center, whom the pioneer married
in 1890, died at Tulia in 1926. Both Scott and his wife were
members of the First Baptist Church. Survivors include
one son, Frank C. Scott, San Antonio; three daughters, Mrs. S.
S. Williams, Jasper; Mrs. Eula Townsend, San Antonio; Mrs.
Andrew Glover, Breckenridge; one brother, Fred Scott of Canyon;
three half brothers, John Scott of Teague; Olen Scott, Pueblo,
Colo.; J. T. Scott, Tulia; six half sisters, Mrs. Newt Gray,
Happy; Mrs. Will Foster, Happy; Mrs. Jim Donaldson, San Diego,
Calif.; Mrs. Briggs Hopson, Pilot Point; Mrs. Albert Bivens,
Tulia; and Mrs. W. D. Love, Tulia. The Happy Herald,
27 February 1941.
|Staggs, Lee A.
Last rites for Lee
A. Staggs, 73, were conducted Sunday afternoon at the Finney
Baptist Church near Plainview. Mr. Staggs died late Friday at
the home of his brother, Cicero Staggs, northeast of Plainview.
He had been ill for the past two months. Rev. A. L. Brewer,
Finney Baptist minister, officiated in the services. Burial was
in the Happy cemetery. Mr. Staggs formerly lived in this
community. The Happy Herald, 27 February 1941.
|Stansell, Mrs. Susan Elvira
Mrs. Susan Elvira
Stansell, 89, a cousin of the late president Woodrow Wilson,
died in a hospital at Wellington Sunday morning at 3:30. Funeral services
were conducted in the Wellington cemetery. Mrs. Stansell is
survived by one son, Mills Stansell of Nara Visa, NM; one
daughter, Mrs. Mattie Robinson of Wellington; 11 grandchildren;
12 great grandchildren and one great‑great grandchild. S L. Robinson,
grandson, and Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Robinson and Lyndall attended
the funeral Monday. Mrs. Stansell
visited the Robinson's home often, and was well known here.
Margueta Robinson was the only great great grandchild.
The Happy Herald, 30 January 1941.
|Walker, Mrs. W. M.
||Mrs. W. M. Walker, 59, died after a lingering illness at her
home in Mangum, Oklahoma, Saturday, December 21. Burial
was in Mangum Monday afternoon at two p.m. Mrs. Walker was
the mother of Mrs. Roy Roberts of Happy. Mr. and Mrs.
Roberts and family were in Mangum at the time of Mrs. Walker's
death. Mrs. Roberts had been with her mother for several
weeks. Survivors include the husband, sons and four
daughters. The Happy Herald, 2 January 1941.
|Weaver, Mrs. Isaac
||Mrs. Sarah Weaver, 88, died April 27 at 9:30 a.m. in her
home in Happy following a lingering illness. Sarah Neff
Weaver was born in Clay County, Illinois 7 January 1853.
She taught school in Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska where she was
librarian for a number of years. After her husband's
death, Mrs. Weaver moved to Canyon, moving to Happy from there
twenty years ago where she had made her home continuously.
She was a sister of the late P. J. Neff, pioneer citizen of
Happy. Mrs. Weaver married Isaac Weaver in Wakefield,
Nebraska. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
Her only surviving relative is one brother, Christopher Neff of
Greely, Colorado. Funeral services were held in
Griggs-Thompson Funeral Home in Canyon at 2:30 Monday, April 28,
with Rev. R. R. Gilbreath, pastor of the local Methodist Church,
officiating. Mrs. P. J. Neff accompanied the body to
Wakefield, Nebraska for burial. The Happy Herald, 1
|Wesley, Mrs. J. T.
||Last rites for Mrs. Rebecca Aneliza Wesley, pioneer Wayside
community resident who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.
T. McGehee, early Monday morning were held at 2:30 Tuesday
afternoon from the Wayside Church with Rev. R. C. Malone of
Plainview in charge. Burial was in the Wayside Cemetery
under the direction of Griggs-Thompson Funeral Home of Canyon.
Mrs. Wesley, 88, was the widow of J. T. Wesley and came to
Wayside from Alabama fifty years ago. She was a member of
the Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Mark Wesley
of Texhoma, Oklahoma; two daughters, Mrs. John T. McGehee of
Wayside and Mrs. W. E. Guest of Happy. Mrs. Ethel Wesley
of Happy is a daughter-in-law of the deceased. The
Happy Herald, 4 December 1941.
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