Mrs. Vera Allen,
63 years old, died Friday in Amarillo where she had been for the
past three months. Funeral services were held at the Tulia First
Methodist Church Friday afternoon. Officiating minister was Rev.
J. O. Quattlebaum, pastor. Burial was in the Old Runnels
Cemetery at Ballenger under the direction of Wallace Funeral
Home of Tulia. Mrs. Allen was born October 18, 1889.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Ora Vaughn and Mrs. Reba
Fletcher, both of Amarillo, her mother, four brothers, one
sister, four grandchildren and one great grandchild.
The Tulia Herald, 13 November 1952.
Bro. W. P. Dennis
conducted final rites for Fred Armstrong, lifetime resident of
the Panhandle, which were held from Central Church of Christ on
Saturday afternoon. Mr. Armstrong died on Thursday morning at
the Veterans Hospital in Amarillo, following a two months
illness. Mr. Armstrong was the son of pioneer Panhandle
residents. He was born in Swisher County February 11, 1893. He
was engaged in farming near Tuha until about a year ago when he
moved to Amarillo. He was a veteran of World War I and a member
of the Church of Christ. A military service was held at Rose
Hill Cemetery. Arrangements were by Wallace Funeral Home.
Survivors include his wife, ACHSA ARMSTRONG, two daughters, Mrs.
Frances Lepine, Norfolk, VA and Mrs. Jean Hood, Tulia; three
granddaughters; four sisters, Mrs. Viola Loftin and Mrs .LuLu
Ward, both of Tulia, Mrs. Eva Curb, Canyon and Mrs. Ethel
McCasland, Clovis, NM and two brothers, Bill Armstrong of Happy
and Harrison Armstrong, Ft. Sumner, NM. The Tulia
Herald, 28 February 1952.
Mrs. H. M. Baggarly died early Tuesday morning in Swisher County
Hospital where she had been in a coma since suffering g a stroke
January 24. Funeral services have been set for Thursday
afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Tulia First Baptist Church of
which she was a member, with Rev. W. Neil Record officiating. He
will be assisted by Rev. C. John Westhof, pastor of the
Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery under
the direction of Wallace Funeral Home. Mrs. Baggarly was born
March 9, 1988 at Lamar, Missouri. She was married to H. M.
BAGGARLY of Odessa, MO in 1896. They moved to Happy, TX in 1906
where he was a partner in the first business establishment
there, the Plains Lumber and Grain Co. Mr. Baggarly died in
1942. Mrs. Baggarly made her home in Tulia since 1946. Survivors
include a son, H. M. Baggarly, publisher of The Tulia Herald; a
daughter, Mrs. R. L. Smith of Happy; one granddaughter, Mrs.
Edward Flaherty of Happy; and two grandchildren, Pat and Mike
Flaherty. A brother and sister preceded her in death during the
past six months.
|Bagley, Alfred Thomas
Funeral services for Alfred Thomas Bagley, 41, of Kress were
held Sunday afternoon at Dublin. Burial was in Dublin Cemetery
under the direction of Wallace Funeral Home of Tulia. Mr.
Bagley died early Saturday morning in a Plainview hospital. He
had been in failing health for several months. Although a
native of Swisher County, he had spent most of his life in San
Saba County before returning to Kress to farm two years ago. He
was a member of the Hall Baptist Church of San Saba. He
was born August 22, 1910 near Kress. He married MISS LEATRICE
BROWN of Lakeview.
Survivors include his wife, two
children, Joyce Elizabeth and John Thomas, both of Kress; two
sisters, Mrs. H. D. Lively of Kress and Miss Hazel Bagley of
Plainview and a brother, M. G. Bagley of Kress.
The Tulia Herald, 26 June 1952.
|Barton, Sarah Josephine
Mrs. Sarah Josephine Barton, 73 years old, wife of M. A. BARTON
of Tulia, died Sunday in Swisher County Hospital. She was born
Dec. 5, 1878 in Alabama and had lived in Swisher County for 30
years. She was married July 26, 1900 in Fannin County.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the
Primitive Baptist Church, Elder S. J. Ellis officiated assisted
by W. H . Fox. Wallace Funeral Home directed burial in Rose Hill
Cemetery. Survivors include the husband; two sons, T. J.
Barton of Springfield, MO; and S. M. Barton of Tulia; 4
brothers, T. M. Malone and Bass Malone, both of Tulia, L. K. of
California and G. A. of New Mexico. Three children also survive.
The Tulia Herald, 8 May 1952.
|Beck, Lenora Victoria
Funeral services for Mrs. Lenora Victoria Beck, 81, of Plainview
were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Kress Methodist
Church. Mrs. Beck, mother of Mrs. Frank Armstrong of Tulia died
early Monday morning at her home. Interment was in Kress
Cemetery. Mrs. Beck was born March 20,1871 at Mena, Arkansas.
She came to Texas with her parents when she was a child. The
family settled in Brown County and it was there that she was
married to the late V. A. BECK in 1889. They moved to
Kress in 1909 and for ten years he was Justice of the Peace and
employed in the post office there. The couple moved to Plainview
in 1945. Mr. Beck died there in 1948. Mrs. Beck was a
member of the Plainview First Methodist Church and Eastern Star.
She is survived by four
daughters, Mrs. Ruby Skinner, and Mrs. Maude Behrends, both of
Plainview; Mrs. Armstrong; Mrs. Vera Hamilton, Clovis, NM; a
sister, Mrs. Emma Keating, Tulia. Twenty grandchildren and 18
great grandchildren also survive. The Tulia Herald,
3 July 1952.
Funeral services for Mrs. Pauline Beckman, 46 years old, were
conducted Tuesday morning at St. Williams Catholic Church. Rev.
Kevin Heyburn officiated. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery,
Umbarger, under the direction of Wallace Funeral Home, Tulia.
Mrs. Beckman, wife of Henry Beckman, died suddenly Friday at the
family home two miles west of Tulia. Survivors, besides
the husband and four daughters, Genevieve, Bernice, Annette and
Edna Katherine, all of Tulia; her mother Mrs. Anna Drager of
Friona; nine brothers and two sisters. The Tulia
Herald, 20 March 1952.
|Bell, Fannie Caroline
Mrs. Fannie Caroline Bell, 89 years old, a long time resident of
this city, died Sunday morning in a Lubbock hospital. Mrs. Bell
had been hospitalized several weeks ago when she suffered a
broken hip as the result of a fall in her home. Mrs. Bell was a
native of Lamar County.
Funeral services were held Monday in Wallace Funeral Home
Chapel, S. J. Ellis, pastor of the Tulia Primitive Baptist
Church officiated. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery. Survivors
include two daughters, Mrs. Lela Callaway of Yuma, AZ, Mrs. M.
D. Altman, Lubbock; a son, C. E. Bell, National City, CA; two
sisters, Mrs. Susie Blankenship and Mrs. Maggie Roark, Graham;
and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. The
Tulia Herald, 14 August 1952.
|Berner, Dora Ann
Mrs. Dora Ann Berner, 80 years old, died Thursday night at the
home of a son, John Berner, who lives three miles north and one
mile west of Kress. Mrs. Berner had been ill for about two
years. She was taken overland Friday to Springdale, AR where
funeral services were held Sunday. Wallace Funeral Home of Tulia
was in charge of local arrangements. The Tulia Herald,
20 November 1952.
|Boeckman, Rev. G. A.
Funeral services for the Very Rev. G. A Boeckman, who died
January 5, were held in Holy Family church, Nazareth, on January
9. Father Boeckman was pastor of the Holy Family parish for
eight years. Present for the funeral rites were many of
Father Boeckman's parishioners and friends, who came to pay
their last respects. After the Mass in Holy Family church, the
body was taken to Goldwater, Ohio for burial. A group of friends
went to Ohio for the services. Among them were Mr. & Mrs. Ray
Schulte, Mr. & Mrs. Art Kleman, Mrs. A. M. Heiman and Walter
Schulte, all of Nazareth; Mr. & Mrs. Gus Dietz and Miss Bobbie
Hafernik of Happy; Mr. and Mrs. Theo Halfiuann of Olfen and
Martin Maas of Millersview. he Tulia Herald, 24
|Brockman, F. J.
Funeral mass for Frank J. Brockman, age 77, a long time
resident and retired farmer of Nazareth was conducted
Tuesday morning at the Holy Family Church of Nazareth, the
Very Rev. Peter Morsch read the last rites.
Mr. Brockman died Saturday morning at his residence in Nazareth
after an illness of some time. He was born April 7, 1875 at Ft.
Madison, Iowa. He was warned to MISS JOSEPHINE HOELTING in
Nebraska on October 22, 1901. They came to Texas in January of
1908 settling at Nazareth. He had been a continuous resident of
Nazareth since that time. Survivors are his wife of Nazareth; 5
sons, George of Umbarger, Lawrence, Ernest and Arnold of
Nazareth and Victor of Wichita Falls; three daughters, Mother
Jane Francis Brockman OSB of Ft. Smith, AR, Mrs. Martha Ponder
of Austin and Mrs. Leonard Endres of Huron, SD. There are two
brothers, 23 grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren.
Interment was in the Holy Family Cemetery at Nazareth under the
direction of the Wallace Funeral Home. The Tulia Herald,
23 October 1952.
Two months of intense suffering ended in death Sunday night
for one of Tulia's most promising young men. He was Edward
Bryan, 14 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam T. Bryan. Mr.
Bryan is principal of the Tulia High School. Edward, a high
school sophomore, would have been 15 on November 13. He was
born November 13, 1937 at Quitaque. He moved with his family
to Tulia in December 1946. Edward was a Boy
Scout and in school was a member of the high school band,
freshman basketball team and Thespian Club. Funeral
services were conducted Monday afternoon at the Central Church
of Christ of which he was a member. Pall bearers were all
members of the Young People's Sunday School class. Other
members of the class provided the music. Survivors include his
parents, a sister, Marilyn and a small brother, Neal. Burial was
in Rose Hill Cemetery under direction of Wallace Funeral Home.
Herald, 16 October 1952.
|Burnett, Mary Adeline Judgeons
Funeral services for Mrs. Ezra Burnett, 63, of Plainview,
formerly of Kress, were conducted Sunday afternoon at the
Kress Church of Christ. T. J.
Findley, Brownfield Church of Christ minister officiated.
Interment was in the Kress cemetery. Mrs. Burnett died
at the Plainview Hospital & Clinic Friday afternoon
following an illness of about two years. She was Mary
Adeline Judgeons before her marriage in 1922 at Sunset to
EZRA BURNETT. The family moved to Kress from Sunset in 1924
and he farmed near Kress until his retirement in November of
1950. It was at that time that the family moved to
Survivors are the husband, a son, Elgin Taylor of Bowie; two
stepsons, B. L. Burnett of Amarillo and Bruce Burnett of El
Paso; four daughters, Mrs. Gladys Mullin, Houston; Mrs. Medah
Belle Fox, Bowie; Mrs. Vida Williams, Fairbanks, Alaska and Miss
Doris Burnett, Plainview; two brothers W. R. Hudgeons, Torrence,
CA; and Iva Hudgeons, Grisham, OR; three sisters, Mrs. Audie
Howard, Long Grove, OK; Mrs. Alice McPhetridge, Ontario, CA and
Mrs. W. C. Wells, Grisham, OR Eight grandchildren and one great
The Tulia Herald, 19 June 1952.
|Cantrell, Mrs. J. M.
Mrs. J. M.
Cantrell, 92 years old, mother of Mrs. J. W. McGlaun, died
at Mexia at the home of her son where she had made her home
the past nine years. She was buried at Temple by the side of
her husband. Mrs. McGlaun was at her bedside at the time of
her death. The
Tulia Herald, 24 April 1952.
|Cantrell, J. T.
for J. T. Cantrell of Miami, father of Mrs. O. B. Hinkle and
Mrs. Paul Sullivan both of Tulia were held Wednesday afternoon
on the courthouse lawn at Miami. The 62 year old pioneer Roberts
county resident died Sunday afternoon following an illness of
several years. He was a member of the Church of Christ and
Masonic Lodge. The Tulia Herald, 8 May 1952.
|Carlile, Mrs. Jennie
for Mrs. Jennie Carlile, 73 years old, were conducted Wednesday
afternoon at the Church of Christ in Hamlin. Bro. Lemoine Lewis
of Abilene assisted by Bro. Warder Novak of Hamlin officiated.
Mrs. Carlile died Monday night about 9 o'clock in Swisher County
Hospital following a sudden attack a few hours earlier. She was
visiting here in the homes of her two children, Marvin Carlile
and Mrs. Sam Appleton. She had arrived here Sunday. Mrs.
Carlile was born September 6, 1878 in Tennessee. She was the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Medkiff. She was married to H.
T. Carlile in 1898 in Tennessee and in 1900 they came to Texas
settling first at Arlington. About a year later they moved to a
farm north of Peacock where they lived until his passing in 1938
at which time she moved to Hamlin where she lived at the time of
her death. She united with the Church of Christ at the age of 28
and had been active in church work ever since. Those
surviving include three sons, Marvin Carlile of Tulia, Howard
Carlile of Colton, CA, and Ray Carlile of Stamford; three
daughters, Mrs. Appleton of Tulia, Mrs. Herman Hulsey of
Ballinger and Mrs. Eddie Jay of Hamlin, three brothers, John
Medkiff of Arlington, Will Medkiff of Nashville, TN, and Jim
Medkiff of Los Angeles, CA. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren
and three great grandchildren. The body was taken overland
Tuesday afternoon to Hamlin by Wallace Funeral Home. Interment
was in Aspermont Cemetery at Aspermont.
Tulia Herald, 29 May 1952.
|Savage, Dr. Floyd E.
morning claimed one of the Panhandle's most beloved educators, a
former superintendent of Tulia Public Schools. Dr. Floyd E. "Pop"
Savage, member of the West Texas State College faculty for 30
years died at 7:30 a.m. in the family home in Canyon. He had
been in failing health for nine months. Dr Savage was 69 years
old. His tenure in
Tulia was prior to 1920. He retired in the summer of 1951.
The Tulia Herald, 14 August 1952.
|Scarborough, Mrs. Hester Lavina
Lavina Scarborough, 82, died Sunday morning in the family
home in Amarillo. Mrs. Scarborough
lived at Silverton until moving to Tulia in 1930. From there she
went to Amarillo in 1943. She had been in ill health for about
five years. A native of
Tennessee, she was born Jan. 22, 1870. She was a member of the
Amarillo First Assembly of God church.
Among survivors are a son, J. H. Sisk, Oklahoma City; three
daughters Mrs. Doskie Davis and Miss Maude Scarborough, both of
Amarillo; and Mr.s Carrie Lake, Wichita, Kan.; two stepsons,
Elvis and Tom Scarborough, both of Amarillo; four stepdaughters,
Mrs. Bertha Sanders, Amarillo; Mrs. Annie Bell Sanders and Mrs.
Elsie Lynn, both of Electra; and Mrs. Eunice Divenney, Portales,
N. M.; a sister, Mrs. Pearl Couch, Chicago, and 12
grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 2 great‑great
grandchildren. The Tulia Herald, 26 June 1952.
|Scott, Mrs. J. T.
A pioneer Tulia
resident is dead. Mrs. Amanda Clayton Scott died Monday night at
the family home following an illness of several months. A native
of Texas, Mrs. Scott came to Tulia in 1890. She was married to
J. T. SCOTT in 1898 in Tulia. Funeral services
were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Central Church of
Christ with W P. Dennis officiating. He was assisted by Rev. C.
John Westhof. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery under the
direction of Wallace Funeral Home. Survivors include
the husband; a son Shirley Scott of Tulia; a daughter, Faye
Scott also of Tulia; a brother Monte Clayton, Tulia; three
sisters, Mrs. John Potter of Clarendon, Mrs. Joe Brown, Amarillo
and Mrs. Bret Pearson of Tulia and two grandsons, Jim Scott of
Ft. Worth and Jack Scott of Midland. The Tulia Herald,
15 November 1952.
|Slade, Jesse B.
the memory of Jesse B. Slade were conducted Wednesday afternoon
in Blackburn Shaw Memorial Chapel, Amarillo with Rev. G. C.
Applegate of Lockney, former pastor of the Hart Baptist Church,
officiating. Burial was in
Llano Cemetery. Mr. Slade, long time resident of the Panhandle
and South Plains, was found dead Sunday afternoon in his hotel
room in Dimmitt. Death was attributed to a heart attack. He was engaged in
the oil and real estate business. Mr. Slade was born
May 4, 1899 at Rosebud, TX and came to Amarillo with his
parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Slade in 1902. During his
business career he had lived in Kress, Hart, Plainview, Tulia
and Dimmitt. At the time of his death he was engaged in the real
estate business in Dimmitt and Hart. He was a member of the
Survivors besides the wife are a son, James Bruton Slade; six
sisters, Mrs. Mary V. Bassett, Mrs. J. B. Hines and Mrs. J. U.
Kirkman, all of Amarillo; Mrs. J. S. Garrett, Carlsbad; Mrs.
Senie S. Paylor, Houston, and Mrs. D. L. Connelly, Brownwood;
and a brother, J. H. Slade, Carlsbad. The Tulia Herald,
1 May 1952.
|Smart, C. A.
C. A. Smart, 65,
brother of Mrs. R. E. Lumpkins, lost his life recently in a
cotton stripper accident. The Levelland farmer apparently was
caught in the machinery Saturday but was not found until Sunday
when his son, Kirby Smart of Denver City and his family came to
visit his father and found him in the machine. It required two
hours to release the victim. Funeral services
were held Monday at Norton at the Methodist Church with Rev.
Clarence Stephens officiating. Burial was in Paducah. Rev.
Russell McNally, son‑in‑law, officiated at the graveside rites. Pallbearers were
nephews. Attending the services were Mr.
and Mr. B. F. Lumpkins and Charles Bye of Amarillo, Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Hancock, Mrs.
Frank Kesler and son, Mr. and Mrs. R E. Lumpkins, Mr. And Mrs. R
W. Lumpkins and M. E. Lumpkins. The Tulia Herald,
18 December 1952.
|Smith, Mrs. Lavern
Mrs. Lavern Smith
of Tahoka died at her home Feb. 26 at the age of 47. She was the
daughter of A. L. Sanderson of Glenrose. She was born and reared
in Sommerville County until her marriage in 1919 to FRANK SMITH.
They moved the same year to Tahoka. She is a sister of Mrs. Edd
Daniel of Tulia. Only 47 days before Mrs. Daniel lost a brother. Mr. and Mrs. Edd
Daniel and children, Mrs. Ray Daniel of Tulia, and James
Sanderson attended the funeral service Thursday afternoon at
Tahoka. The Tulia Herald, 6 March 1952.
Ralph Smith, 35
year old Negro, died instantly Sunday morning in west Tulia from
gunshot wounds. Graveside rites
for the dead man were conducted Tuesday morning at Rose Hill
cemetery. Rev. Win. F. Hall,
pastor of the Mediterranean Baptist church, officiated. Burial
was under direction of Wallace Funeral Home. The Tulia
Herald, 31 July 1952.
|Smoot, Mrs. Charles
Funeral services for
Mrs. Charles Smoot, 63 years old, of Tulia were held Wednesday
afternoon at the Crosby Street Church of Christ. Earl Cantwell
Silverton Church of Christ minister, officiated. Interment was
in Rose Hill Cemetery under direction of the Wallace Funeral
Home. Mrs. Smoot died
Monday afternoon at her home. She had been in poor health about
two years. She was born Oct.
13, 1888 in Jack County. She was married Feb. 20 1907 to CHARLES
SMOOT who is among the survivors. Mrs. Smoot was a member of the
Church of Christ. The family moved
to the Plains in 1924 from Sentinel, Okla. In 1946 Mr. and Mrs.
Smoot moved to Tulia. Other survivors
are seven children: Mrs. Russell Teter, Fresno, Calif.; Mrs.
Morris Jobe, Tulia; Mrs. Clyde Morris, Winham; Russell Smoot,
Happy; Haskell Smoot, Tulia; Raymond Smoot, Tulia; and John
Smoot, Olton. Two sisters and two brothers survive. The
Tulia Herald, 3 April 1952.
|Smoot, Marsha Lynn
Smoot, 2 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Russell Smoot
of Happy was dead on arrival at Swisher County hospital
Tuesday morning. Funeral services were
conducted Wednesday in the First Baptist Church in Tulia, Rev.
W. Neil Record, pastor officiated. Burial was in Rose Hill
cemetery with services under the direction of Wallace Funeral
Home. Survivors, besides
the parents, are two brothers, Warren Lee and Gary Dean. The child became
ill Monday. Her illness has been diagnosed as croup.
The Tulia Herald, 6 November 1952.
|Stovally, Mrs. Threacy
Stovall, 89, died Saturday in Swisher County hospital. She had
been a resident of Kelton until two years ago. She was born Feb.
11, 1863. She came to Texas in 1885 and to Wheeler County in
1908 from Granite. Mrs. Stovall had been visiting her daughter,
Mrs. J. M. Kemper since May of this year. She joined the
Baptist church at Elmo in 1886. She married A. F. (BUD) STOVALL
in 1885 at Elmo. He died in 1939. Funeral services
were held in Kelton Monday afternoon at the Baptist Church.
Pallbearers were grandsons. The body was taken to
Wheeler by Wallace Funeral Home of Tulia. Survivors
include six daughters, Mrs. Kemper, Tulia; Mrs. E. D. Kemper,
Dallas; Mrs. E. E. Frost, Clovis; Mrs. Sam Stapp, Vega; Mrs. W.
H. Johnson, Hereford and Mrs. Aubrey Pond, Shamrock; three sons,
Henry Stovall, Bellevue; Arthur Stovall, Panhandle; and Lemon
Stovall, Pampa; 40 grandchildren, 63 great grandchildren; and
two great great grandchildren. The Tulia Herald, 31
||Final rites for Mrs. Lizzie Waite, a longtime resident of
Happy, were held Sunday afternoon in the Wallace Funeral Chapel
in Tulia. Rev. T. Marvin McBrayer of the Methodist Church
in Happy presided. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Waite had no immediate survivors. The Tulia
Herald, 31 January 1952.
|Welker, Mrs. Julia Ettie
||Mrs. Julia Ettie Welker, widow of the late J. W. Welker,
died early Wednesday morning in a Plainview hospital. She
suffered a broken hip in a fall Saturday at a Plainview rest
home where she had been taken two weeks ago. Funeral
services will be held at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the
First Methodist Church of which she was a member. Rev. J.
O. Quattlebaum, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in
Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Wallace Funeral Home.
Mrs. Welker, 89, was born 19 September 1865 in Clinton, Indiana.
She was married 1886 to J. W. Welker. They moved first to
Nebraska and to Vigo Park in 1908. She lived there until
his death in 1927 at which time she moved to Tulia.
Survivors include a son, J. H. Welker of Hale Center; two
daughters, Mrs. A. P. Davies of Tulia and Mrs. s. M. Lewis of
Kerrville; eighteen grandchildren and a number of
great-grandchildren. The Tulia Herald, 14 August
|Wesley, Mrs. Charles
||Mrs. Charles Wesley, 33 years old, of Happy died Tuesday at
Northwest Texas Hospital, Amarillo. Mrs. Wesley became ill
Sunday and was taken to the Neblett Hospital in Canyon Sunday
night. She was moved to Northwest Texas Hospital at two
o'clock Monday morning and died there after undergoing brain
surgery. Mrs. Wesley, the former Verda Inez Shipman, was
born 9 November 1918 in Vera, Texas. She as a member of
the Baptist Church. She as married to Charles Wesley in
1940 and they moved to Happy about a year ago when they
purchased the old Jim Maxwell home. Survivors include her
husband, Charles Wesley; two children, Charlene, age 11, and
Ronnie, age 7; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Shipman of Happy;
two sisters, Mrs. Ira Schribe of Wayside and Boyce Colwell of
Canyon; brother Hollis Shipman of Happy. Funeral services
were conducted Wednesday afternoon in the church at Wayside,
Rev. Al Shaw, Baptist pastor of Happy, officiated assisted by
Rev. Jack Jeter of Plainview, pastor of the Wayside Church.
Burial was in the Wayside Cemetery. The Tulia Herald,
1 May 1952.
|Whitman, Seth C.
Whitman, 81, of Happy died at 9:30 Tuesday night in Swisher
County Hospital in Tulia. Funeral services are scheduled for
Thursday in Happy. Hour of the rites had not been decided at
press time. Mr. Whitman had never
fully recovered from a broken leg, which he received in a fall
on the ice. Survivors include
his wife Mrs. Sarah Whitman; two sons, Glenn of Arkansas and
Gill of Castle Rock, Colo.; and a daughter, Mrs. Earl B. Cosby
of Tulia. The Tulia Herald, 24 July 1952.
|Wimberly, Mrs. Ova Avo
Mrs. Ova Avo
Wimberly, 78 years old, wife of a pioneer Swisher County and
Briscoe County stockman, died late Sunday night in Swisher
County hospital following a stroke suffered Saturday night.
She had been in poor health since a stroke last July. Mrs. Wimberly
was born Feb. 27, 1874 in Lee County, Miss. She married A.
C. WIMBERLY in 1891 in Stephens County, Texas. They moved to
a ranch on the Briscoe‑Swisher county line in 1892. He
preceded her in death Feb. 26, 1936. She was a lifelong and active member of
the Baptist Church. Funeral services were
conducted at the Tulia First Baptist Church Tuesday afternoon
with Rev. W. Neil Record, pastor officiating. Burial was in Rose
Hill cemetery under direction of Wallace Funeral Home.
Survivors include two sons, Carl Wimberly of Canyon and Clifford
Wimberly of Vega; two daughters, Mrs. L. G. Connor of Tulia and
Mrs. Townsend Douglas of Amarillo; 8 grandchildren and three
great grandchildren. The Tulia Herald, 20 March
Herman Wright, Amarillo auto
salesman, died in an Amarillo hospital last Saturday morning at the age of
forty. Funeral services were conducted at the First Baptist church of Floydada
on Sunday afternoon. Among the survivors is Mrs. Ray Crabtree of Tulia.
The Tulia Herald, 27 March 1952.
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