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Few items Aug.-Oct. 1940 Healdton Herald

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The Healdton Herald
Healdton, Carter Co., Oklahoma

Thursday, August 1, 1940

BERTRAND F. WRATISLAW
Funeral services were held at the Dunn Funeral Home in Tucumcari, New Mexico Thursday for BERTRAND F. WRATISLAW, former resident of Ringling. Mr. Wratislaw passed away July 22 following an extended illness. The pastor of the First Baptist Church in Tucumcari conducted the services. Bertrand F. Wratislaw was born at Cuero, Texas April 24, 1903 and died July 22, 1940, age 37. He married Miss VIDA GARRISON of Tucumcari in 1928 and to their union were born two children, MILBURN and HELEN. He lived with his family near Ringling for 25 years. He was a rancher and stockman by profession. Surviving are his widow and two children; two sisters Mrs. ED HAMILTON of Freer, Texas, formerly of Healdton, and Mrs. ROY MORGAN of Healdton; and three brothers, FRED WRATISLAW of Pueblo, Colorado, RUDOLPH WRATISLAW of Palacios, Texas and CHARLES WRATISLAW of Ringling.

Moose-Moore
In a quiet ceremony at the home of Rev. MOSES WHITTINGTON Thursday night, Miss JEWEL DEAN MOOSE became the bride of FLOYD MOORE of Healdton. Attendants were Mr. and Mrs. KENNETH ECK and Mr. and Mrs. PARLEY SANDERSON. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. DAN MOOSE of Wirt and is a junior at Dundee high school. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. MOORE of Healdton, a graduate of the 1938 Healdton class, and employed at Wade’s Drug Store.

Golden Wedding Anniversary
In observance of the golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. BUTLER, beloved pioneer Healdton couple, nearly 100 relatives and friends assembled on the Texas Oil lease Sunday for a get-together. Rev. HENRY CASH of Charlie, Texas, Primitive Baptist minister and family friend, came for the occasion and paid tribute to the honored couple. Many of the Primitive Baptist Church at Wilson, of which Mr. and Mrs. Butler are members, also attended. Mr. and Mrs. BUTLER were married at Lone Grove, July 27, 1890 with Rev. ALBERT SPRINGER, Baptist minister officiating. (Their marriage certificate record was part of the many marriage records lost when the federal courthouse burned at Ardmore in 1895.) To their union were born eleven children, nine of whom were present for the reunion. Five daughters, Mrs. J. C. BROMLEY, Mrs. J. A. DRAKE, Mrs. BEN CLARK, Mrs. MILDRED CULWELL, and Miss LORENA BUTLER, all reside here. The boys are SELMER BUTELR of Norman, FRANK BUTLER and FRED BUTLER, both of Lyons, Kansas, DARRIS BUTLER of Waurika and PETE BUTLER of Healdton. Mrs. Butler’s twin sister, Mrs. E. CARTER of Tolar and another sister Miss KATE PEACOCK of Trausdale, and a brother BEN PEACOCK of Trausdale were present. Mr. and Mrs. BUTLER have lived in southern Oklahoma, settling near Keller 54 years ago. Their granddaughter, Mrs. NOBLE BIRMINGHAM of Oklahoma City, presided at the guest book.

August 8, 1940

JOHN L. MORGAN
Funeral services were held at the First Methodist Church at St. Jo, Montague Co., Texas, Saturday for JOHN L. MORGAN, brother of S. R. MORGAN of Healdton, and uncle of ROY MORGAN. Mr. Morgan passed away in a Wichita Falls hospital Thursday morning, age 80 years. He had been in ill health for some time. He had been in the grocery business at St. Jo for many years, widely known. He was a member of the Methodist church, being a member of the board of stewards in the church, and past master of the Masons in St. Jo. He is survived by his widow, two sons, one granddaughter, one brother, S. R. MORGAN of Healdton, three nephews and three nieces. Burial was at St. Jo.

J. L. BINGHAM
Funeral services were held at the Holiness church in Duncan Friday morning for J. L. BINGHAM, brother of Mrs. W. L. HURT of Healdton, who passed away at the family home there Thursday night, from an extended illness. Burial was in a Duncan cemetery. He was a member of the Holiness church. Surviving are his widow and several children, four sisters and two brothers.

Reunion
Mr. and Mrs. WALTER HARRIS and son ROY ALTON, and Mr. and Mrs. J. K. PIPKIN attended the WILLIFORD family reunion at Devils Den near Tishomingo. The reunion is an annual event and composed of relatives of Mrs. Harris.

G. W. HOUSE
Funeral services were held at the First Methodist Church at Holdenville Thursday for GEORGE WELDON HOUSE, 56 years old carpenter-minister, who was killed Tuesday afternoon when he fell from a two story house in Seminole, on which he was working as a sub-contractor. Mr. and Mrs. R. D. MEEK of Bowlegs, friends of the deceased, witnessed the fall. The accident occurred across the street from the Harbor hospital in Seminole… Dr. CLAUD CHAMBERS said death was instantaneous. Mr. House is a brother of RUBE HOUSE of Healdton, who attended the funeral. Conducting the services were Rev. J. E. KIRK of the First Baptist church of Holdenville, assisted by Rev. GRADY NANNEY of Wewoka. Burial was at the Holdenville cemetery. Rev. House was well known in religious circles…He promoted a missionary program in rural churches of Hughes and Seminole counties and for a time, was pastor of the Yeager Baptist Church. He was a member of the Oddfellows for more than 35 years...Surviving are his widow, three daughters, Mrs. JULIA WINHAM of Galveston, Texas, Mrs. CLARA SHULTZ of Bearden, and Mrs. RUTH EATON of Holdenville; one brother RUBE HOUSE of Healdton; and two half-brothers, ARCHIE WOOD of Athens, Texas and C. L. HOUSE of Buckeye, New Mexico, and five grandchildren.

HAROLD HOUSE of Odessa, Texas and ERNEST HOLDER of Monahans, Texas are guests of their respective parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rube House and Mr. and Mrs. W. R. HOLDER.

D. R. GARRETSON
Funeral services were held at the Ringling Methodist Church Tuesday for D. R. GARRETSON, well known resident of Ringling for many years. Mr. Garretson had operated a café in Oklahoma City for several months until ill health necessitated his retirement. He is the father of JOHN D. GARRETSON, employee of Collier Bros. store here at one time, who was killed by a train at Lone Grove several years ago. Other sons are HERMAN and ARDELL GARRETSON, well known radio entertainers over station KOMA at Oklahoma City. Burial was at Ringling arranged by Collier Bros. Funeral Home. Surviving are his widow and sons.

August 15, 1940

H. J. WALKER
Funeral services are being held this afternoon at the First Baptist Church for H. J. WALKER, well known resident of the Fox community, who died Tuesday night following an appendicitis operation at a Duncan hospital. Rev. J. C. DODSON, Baptist minister, will conduct the services with burial at Mt. Olive cemetery arranged by Collier Bros. Funeral Home. HERSHELL J. WALKER was born at Franklin, Texas January 5, 1895 and died August 13, 1940, age 45. He married Miss GLEANER CARTER at Tishomingo September 23, 1915. He has resided at Fox for 14 years where he employed by Magnolia Petroleum Co. Surviving are his widow, a daughter CHRISTINE; his parents Mr. and Mrs. J. W. ALKER of Mill Creek; four sisters Mrs. L. D. GANDY of Healdton, Mrs. CLYDE HARDY of Longview, Texas, Mrs. N.N. GREGG of Richmond, California, and Mrs. G. D. FLOW of Mill Creek; and four brothers, A. H. WALKER of El Monte, California, P. B. WALKER of Healdton, A. W. WALKER of Seminole and H. W. WALKER of Mill Creek.

August 22, 1940

FRED CULVER Jr.
FRED CULVER Jr., son of the late FRED CULVER Sr. and Mrs. CULVER, died suddenly at Ardmore Monday afternoon. Fred Culver Sr. was for many years the musical director in Healdton schools. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church Wednesday, conducted by Rev. GROVER THOMPSON of the First Christian Church, assisted by Rev. ASHLEY S. FARNHAM and Rev. O. HAMBLEN of the First Baptist Church. Special music provided by mixed quartet, Misses VIRGINIA HALL and NELL RAE PICKENS, and JIMMY WALKER and JULIAN HALL…Burial was at Mt. Olive cemetery by the side of his father, arranged by Collier Bros. Funeral Home. Pallbearers were HARRISON BRAY, RAE B. WHITE, Healdton band director, J. E. WILLIAMSON, TOM TURNER, A. L. POOL, Healdton school superintendent, and O. A. BROOKE. FRED CULVER Jr. was born at Gainesville, Texas November 5, 1923 and died August 19, 1940, age 26 years. He moved with his family to Ardmore at an early age and later moved to Healdton. He became a member of the First Christian Church when a youth. He married Miss EVELYN BRAY in 1934, who survives him. He was music director of the Dundee schools for some time, more recently with the Magnolia Oil Co….Surviving are his widow, his mother Mrs. FRED CULVER Sr., one sister Mrs. HOMER BRIDGE of Chandler and a other relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. ALBERT BETTES have a baby daughter born August 16. Mr. and Mrs. A. F. BETTES of Ardmore are grandparents.

Miss EDITH WOLFSON of Jacksonville, Florida and MAURICE GALOOB, son of SAM GALOOB of Oklahoma City, will marry August 25 at the Biltmore Hotel in Oklahoma City. The groom is associated with his father here in the Galoob Iron and Metal Co.

Mrs. MARGARET ANN YOUREE
Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church Tuesday for Mrs. MARGARE ANN YOUREE, Grandma Youree, who died after a brief illness at the home of a daughter Mrs. JIM WELCHER at Brock, August 19. Mrs. Youree had resided in this community but was visiting her daughter at the time of her death. She was 92 years, 3 months, 11 days of age. Rev. O. HAMBLEN of the First Baptist Church conducted services, assisted by Rev. CLAYBORNE DEERING of the Graham Baptist Church. A duo, composed of Misses NELL RAE PICKENS and DORIS HAMBLEN, sang. Burial was at the Pooleville cemetery arranged by Collier Bros. Funeral Home. She was born in Delta County, Texas and was the mother of six children. Her husband and two children preceded her in death. She was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church…She received a gift for being the oldest mother present at Mother’s Day service last year at the church… Surviving are four children, J. E. YOUREE of Healdton, with whom she resided, Mrs. JIM WELCHER of Brock, Mrs. J. Y. PAYNE of Clemscott, and Mrs. MAUDE STROUD of Oklahoma City and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Family Reunion
Mrs. OPAL KERNS REID and son RICHARD GARY of Fox attended the PHILLIPS family reunion Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. REID at Loco. Attending were Mr. and Mrs. J. O. REID and sons F. L., JESSE and CORTEZ REID of Loco, Mr. and Mrs. BUSTER WEBB of Carrollton, Texas, MONROE PHILLIPS (father of Mrs. J. O. Reid) of Dundee, Miss LOYS FAYE PHILLIPS of Dundee, Mr. and Mrs. JOHN PHILLIPS and children TRAVIS and LAVERNE of Loco, Mr. and Mrs. LEO PHILLIPS and daughter PATTY of Loco, Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES PHILLIPS and son SONNY of Kermit, Texas, Mr. and Mrs. LOUIS PHILLIPS and children BILLY and JOE LOUIS of Fox; Mr. and Mrs. GRADY SCAGGS and son RONOLD of Corpus Christi, Texas; Mrs. FRANCES ADAMS of Fox and EARL WALLACE of Chickasha.

September 5, 1940

Fox Man Drowns
Funeral services were held at Dixie cemetery Saturday afternoon for JOHN J. GARNER, resident of Fox, who drowned at the Phillips lake northwest of town Friday afternoon, when he waded into the lake to get a fishing pole. Mr. Garner had fished the lake frequently. Members of the Ardmore fire department were summoned but their efforts were futile…a motor boat belonging to ALVA GARRETT was used to recover the body. The body was taken to Bettes Funeral Home. LUTHER KILLINGSWORTH of the Graham Church of Christ conducted the services arranged by Bettes Funeral Home. Pallbearers were AARON TEAGUE, J. E. SULLIVAN, T. J. HENDRIX, HOWARD WRIGHT, J. A. JONES and BOB PYLE.

Mr. Garner was born in Rusk County, Texas May 28, 1872 and died August 30, 1940. He married Miss DORA YOUNG October 15, 1890 and to their union were born 12 children, four preceded their father in death. He had been a member of the church since he was 17 years old. Surviving are his wife, five daughters, Mrs. MILIE LANE of Ray City, Mrs. LEWIS MCGEE of McComb, Mrs. ALVA CHASTON of Holdenville, Mrs. ANNIE GURLEY of Okmulgee and Miss MAUDE GARNER of the home; three sons, TOM GARNEER of Belleville, Arkansas, ED GARNER of Seminole, and JESSE GARNER of Healdton; 20 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren; two brothers G.W. GARNER of Madill and W. W. GARNER of Wewoka; and two sisters Mrs. EMMA MCGREATH of Marysville, Texas and Mrs. ILA AGERS of Shawnee.

DOLL LOFTON
Funeral services were held at the First Missionary Baptist Church Sunday afternoon for DOLL LOFTON, many years a resident of this community, who passed away at the Veterans hospital at Sulphur Friday night, following an extended illness. He was carried to the hospital the same day he died. Rev. VERNON BARR of the church conducted the services, with burial at Mt. Olive cemetery arranged by Richeson Funeral Home. Pallbearers were A.D. BROWN, SAM LONG, U. S. DRAKE, EARL TRAMMELL, members of the CHARLES MIX Legion post, and TOM BALLEW and BEN TATUM. Lofton was a member of the American Legion post. Mr. Lofton was 48 years old and resided here for many years. At one time he and his wife operated a restaurant here. He resided in the Oil City community at the time of his death. Surviving are his widow; two daughters Miss IDA LOFTON and WILLA DEAN; two sisters Mrs. MARY WEST of Bakersfield, California, and Mrs. ROSA JONES of Elmore City; one brother, ED LOFTON of Corpus Christi, Texas…This makes the three deaths among the Lofton boys in a year, VAN LOFTON and JIM LOFTON.

KIMBRELL Rites
WILLIAM O. KIMBRELL, well known service station operator and farmer, who resided near Wilson, died suddenly. He had been ill two weeks. He passed away Wednesday at the family home. Probable funeral arrangements will be held Friday at the Wilson Church of Christ. Burial will be at Hewitt cemetery arranged by Bettes Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be GEORGE KERPE, JIM HICKMAN, EARL GOODE, LAVELLE SCOTT, JOHN ROBERTS and G. P. GREEN. WILLIAM OSCAR KIMBRELL was born July 12, 1870 in Navarro County, Texas and passed away at the family home near Wilson September 4, 1940. He was a member of the Church of Christ for many years. He was engaged in farming and also operated a filling station at the time of his death. He had resided near Wilson for the past 40 years. He came from Montague County, Texas. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. MATTIE KIMBRELL; four daughters, Mrs. ARTIE TYNES of Ardmore, Mrs. VIRGIE CRAFT of Healdton, Mrs. J. A. WALLEN of Cowden, Illinois, and Mrs. ERNESTINE JOHNSON of St. Elmo, Illinois; four sons, L. O. KIMBRELL of Kilgore, Texas, BILL KIMBRELL of Wilson, ROY KIMBRELL of Borger, Texas, and DENNIE KIMBRELL of Oilton; four sisters Mrs. MAGGIE ROGERS of Wilson, Mrs. BEULAH SMOOTH of Oilton, Mrs. W.A. HARRIS of Wilson and Mrs. EVA SKAGGS of St. Elmo, Illinois; two brothers, T. B. KIMBRELL of Wilson and H. E. KIMBRELL of Wilson, 27 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

September 20, 1940

Mrs. EDITH J. AKERS
Funeral rites for Mrs. EDITH J. AKERS, 45, who died at her home at Graham Friday, were held Sunday afternoon at the Graham Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. L. D. HANKINS, arranged by Harvey Bros. Funeral Home. Escorts for the body were CHESTER BRENT, CHARLES MCCLURE, EARL MORTON, WALTER PIERCE, E. E. EVERSOLE and LEWIS MASON. Survivors include one son JOHN Q. AKERS of Graham; two daughters GENE and ZELDA MARIE AKERS of Graham; two brothers, RICHARD JOHNSON of Milo and GAN JOHNSON of Oklahoma City; four sisters Mrs. D.E NOBLES of Woodford, Mrs. CREEDE SPEAKE of Graham; Mrs. H. W. CLODFELTER of Barnsdall, and Mrs. J. D. HENDERSON of Odessa, Texas.

Fox Couple Wed
Miss BONNIE BELLE ELLIOTT and DEWEY OGLETREE, both of Fox, were married September 16. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. MELTON OGLETREE of Fox and is employed by the Gulf Oil co.

Peden-Whitt
Miss JESSIE PEDEN and PARK D. WHITT of Houston, Texas were married Tuesday evening with Miss OTELA PEDEN, sister of the bride, and Mrs. ASHLEY S. FARNHAM as witnesses. She is the daughter of Mrs. WALTER RAY of Healdton and a member of the 1934 Healdton class, and had worked as waitresses at different cafes. He is employed by a bottling concern in Houston, Texas.

Miss FRANKIE BENSON became the bride of ERVIN MOSSMAN September 3, with Rev. C. W. CAMPBELL officiating. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. JIM BENSON of Wirt and a graduate of the Dundee school. He is employed in construction work at Montrose, Colorado. He is a nephew of TOM MOSSMAN of Wirt.

CLAUDE REAMS, BUD PIERSON, TAYLOR BROOKSHEIR, and DEE LELAND left for Los Angeles and San Diego, California. Dee Leland is returning to the U. S. Naval base at San Diego after visiting his parents here and CLAUDE REAMS will work in Los Angeles.

Dr. and Mrs. T. J. WATKINS had as dinner guests, two of their cousins, JAMES LEE and WILL LEE, with their wives of Haviland, Ohio. Dr. Watkins had not seen the men in 53 years.

September 19, 1940

H. F. PRATER, Pioneer, Honored on Birthday
The 78th birthday of H. F. PRATER was celebrated with a family reunion attended by family and friends.

Mrs. ROSA CHESTER
Funeral services were held at the Pentecostal Holiness church Friday for Mrs. ROSA CHESTER, former resident of Fox and Healdton, who passed away at a Wichita Falls hospital from pneumonia Thursday. Burial was at Mt. Olive cemetery with Bettes Funeral Home of Healdton in charge. Mrs. Chester was 32 years old. Surviving are her father, W.F. ALLEN of Ada, one sister Mrs. NELA PEARL WOODS of Fox, three brothers, FREDDIE ALLEN of Hominy, SAMMIE ALLEN of Duncan and BILL ALLEN of Gainesville, Texas.

Rev. Knight Honored
A pleasant surprise for Rev. T. J. KNIGHT, Freewill Baptist minister of Healdton, was a birthday supper. Relatives and friends attending were Mr. and Mrs. J. E. SLATE of Writ, ED DAVENPORT and daughter of Wirt, Mrs. RHODA GOSSETT and son MARION of Healdton, Mr. and Mrs. STEWART and daughter WAYDELL of Wirt, Mr. and Mrs. HERB WELCH and daughter of Wirt, Mrs. ATHEY BEDFORD and son SCOT of Healdton, Mr. and Mrs. ED ACRES and children of Wirt, Grandmother DAVENPORT of Wirt, Mr. and Mrs. E.A. KNIGHT and children of Healdton, Mr. and Mrs. ED ENGLAND and children of Healdton, MARIE and WANDA WHITEHEAD of Healdton, Mrs. CALDWELL and children of Wirt, Miss VENIDA ENGLAND, Miss LETHA KNIGHT, of Wilson, Miss MARY ANN LEACH of Healdton, Mrs. MINNIE SMITH of Chickasha, and ILENE, T. J., RAYFORD, VIRGIL and DAVID KNIGHT.

September 24, 1940

King-Feaster
Miss RUTH KING, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. ALLEN KING of 321 Fifth SE, Ardmore, became the bride of MELERE FESTER, son of C. E. FESTER of Blackwell. Rev. C. E. WILLIAMS of the First Baptist Church of Ardmore conducted the ceremony.

W. A. MCLAIN
Funeral services were held at the Pentecostal Holiness church Tuesday for WILLIAM ALBERT MCLAIN, for 47 years a resident of Carter county, who passed away at the family home Sunday night. His wife preceded him in death a short time ago. Rev. S. E. STARK of the church conducted the services, with burial at the Graham cemetery, arranged by Collier Bros. Funeral Home. WILLIAM ALBERT MCLAIN was born February 14, 1858 in Marion County, Texas. He died September 22, 1940 at age 82 years. He married Miss MARY JANE BULLARD in Wise County, Texas August 21, 1882 and to their union were born sic children, four of whom survive. Mr. McAlin was a devoted member of the Pentecostal Holiness church. Surviving are four children, Mrs. ANNIE CALVERY and Mrs. JOE JENNINGS both of Fox, LESTER MCLAIN of Ringling, and LORY MCLAIN of Fox and several grandchildren. Mrs. OPAL PARKER and UEEL MCLAIN, grandchildren, were raised in the McLain home.

October 3, 1940

Thompson-Murphy
Announcement has been made of the marriage on June 16 of Miss EVA RAE THOMPSON and GEORGE MURPHY. They were married at Duncan. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. B. THOMPSON and a graduate of Dundee school. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. MURPHY of Wirt and a member of the 1938 class. He is employed at Fore Grocery at Wirt.

The Rozelles are Numerous at Graham
The Rozell family has 13 names on the Graham school records: JIM ROZZELL, caretaker, makes it 14. They include JANICE, BRAYN, LORETTA, FAY, VANZENE, ALETRIC, LAVERNE, MAX, HAROLD, KENNETH, IMOGENE, QUENTON and HOWARD.
The Ponder family: JUNE, BILLY JACK, VANCILLE, EDGAR, IRA, JOE LEE, JESSIE, and PLEAMON.
The Pierce family; TRELLA, TRAVIS, ARBA, LAVERNE, ERVIN, ALMA JEAN and GENEVA.

October 17, 1940

W. H. McClendon Honored
Honoring W. H. MCCLENDON for his birthday, Miss EMMA MAE MCCLENDON, Mrs. FINIS MCCLENDON, Mrs. A. B. MCCLENDON, and Mrs. W. R. MCCLENDON were co-hostesses at a birthday dinner in the W. H. McClendon home Monday. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. DAVE BRAY, the A. B. MCCLENDON family, the W. R. MCCLENDON family, the FINIS MCCLENDON family and special guests LEWIS MCCLENDON, a son who has been stationed at Chanute Field in Illinois, now en route to Randolph Field at San Antonio.

Sisters Enjoy Reunion
Enjoying a reunion in the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. Q. ADAMS are Mrs. Allen’s mother, Mrs. J. E. (aunt PARALEE) PONDER and Mrs. Ponder’s two sisters, Mrs. MARY CHANCE of Wilson, and Mrs. FLORENCE SWEET of Erick. Mrs. Sweet and Mrs. Chance had not seen each other in 30 years and enjoyed their visit together. Mrs. Ponder has been ill at the home of another daughter, Mrs. FRANK THARP for two weeks.

October 24, 1940

PAT BENTON
N. E. “PAT” BENTON died Monday in an Ardmore sanitarium where he was a short time. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church Wednesday, conducted by Rev. GROVER THOMPSON, pastor of the First Christian Church, and assisted by Rev. O. HAMBLEN, pastor of the First Baptist Church. The Methodist Brotherhood quartet sang special music; they were N. L. GRAVES, GROVER HOWE, E. L. DAWSON and A. J. SOUTHERLAND. Burial was at Rose Hill cemetery at Ardmore, arranged by Harvey Brothers Funeral Home. Pallbearers were J. O. LELAND, LEO SKINNER, L. M. RICE, W. B. WOLLET and C. D. RENFRO.

NEWTON ELBERT BENTON was born November 5, 1897 at Newport, Indian Territory and was reared in Ardmore. He married Miss ELDOREATA KEY of Ardmore March 14, 1917. To their union were born three sons, WILLIAM FORREST BENTON, well known barber of Healdton, CARL F. BENTON of the Air Corps at Lincoln, Nebraska and LLOYD L. BENTON of the home. Mr. Benton became a member of the East Ardmore Presbyterian Church in his childhood. He and his family have resided at Wirt 12 years. He was telegraph operator for the Shell Production Dept. at Wirt. He died October 21, 1940.

Miss JUNE BAKER
Miss JUNE BAKER died Monday. Funeral services were held at the First Christian Church Tuesday, conducted by Rev. GROVER THOMPSON, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. VERNON BARR of the First Missionary Baptist Church. Special music was provided by a mixed quartet, Misses NELL RAE PICKENS and VIRGINIA HALL, and JULIAN HALL and DONALD BROOKSHIER, accompanied by Miss BETTY RUTH HITCHCOCK. Flower girls were Mrs. GENE KINNEAR, Mrs. EMMETT GAUNTT, Mrs. BILL WILLIAMS, Mrs. E. C. REECE, Mrs. BILL DOWNTAIN, Mrs. CLAUDE WININGER, Mrs. ROSE LIPE of Tishomingo, Mrs. ERNEST BRACKEN, Mrs. ELLIS COUCH of Ardmore, Mrs. DICK CEPHUS of Comanche. Pallbearers were W. J. RAY, ERNEST RAWLS, EMMET GAUNTT, HERBERT HUTCHISON, WAYLAND MICHAEL and J. B. MCCAREN of Ardmore. Burial was at Mt. Olive cemetery arranged by Richeson Funeral Home.

JUNE LOUISE BAKER was born at Tishomingo July 28, 1912 and died October 21, 1940. She attended Murray college at Tishomingo and Central Teachers College at Edmond where she completed her college work. The family resided in Carter County for 15 years. She was the bookkeeper at GAUNTT & RALWS Grocery for four years, a capable businesswoman. Out of town relatives and friends were Mr. and Mrs. R. P. SMITH of McAlester, Mrs. ANGIE SMITH of Norman, Mr. and Mrs. REMAL RALSTON of Shawnee, Mr. and Mrs. MITCHELL GAGE and family and EARL GAGE of Pampa, Texas,… Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. V. H. BAKER, two sisters Mrs. BATES WOOD and Miss MARY ELLEN BAKER; and three brothers, WILLARD BAKER of Ringling, HASKELL and WAYNE BAKER of Healdton.

Texas Employee Dies
LEON THOMAS MARTIN was born at Denton, Texas January 25, 1889 and died October 23, 1940, age 51. He had resided in Love County for many years prior to moving to this county. He was employed by the Texas Oil Co. Surviving are his widow, six children, one sister Mrs. G. W. RILEY of Healdton, one stepsister Mrs. BRICE BALLEW of Roanoke, Texas, and two brothers ANDY MARTIN of Ada and HENRY MARTIN of Oklahoma City.

Mrs. MARY E. HUNTER
Funeral services for Mrs. MARY ELLEN HUNTER, who died at her home on Oct. 17, were held at Orr at the Pentecostal Church Saturday afternoon. Bettes Funeral Home was in charge and O. COLSON of Ringling conducted the services. Mrs. Hunter is survived by two daughters Mrs. LEILA REEVES of New Mexico and Mrs. SUSIE THOMPSON of Orr; and a son JIMMY LOCKE of Orr, and 14 grandchildren. Mrs. Hunter was born in Georgia April 8, 1871 and had lived at Orr since 1932. She was a member of the Pentecostal church for the past eight years.

Miss DORIS SCHOPPLEIN and HERMAN POTTS were married September 29 at Reno, Nevada. Mr. Potts resided at Healdton for many years, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. POTTS now of Oakland, California, formerly of Healdton. He is employed by the Key System in Oakland, California. The bride attended school at Oakland, California and is employed at Borden Creamery.

Newcomers
Mr. and Mrs. JAKE KRAUSE have a baby son, JACOB CORNELIUS, born Oct. 22.
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. BASS have a new daughter, EUNICE, born Oct. 22.

October 31, 1940

More on the Martin funeral.
LEM MARTIN, well known employee of the Texas Oil Co., who died at the family home at Eaves City (near Pooleville) Wednesday morning of last week, were held at the First Baptist Church here Saturday by Rev. BRADBERRY, pastor of the Pernell Baptist Church, assisted by Rev. SCOTT of the Eaves City Baptist Church. Burial was at Mt. Olive Cemetery arranged by Collier Brothers Funeral Home. Pallbearers were employees of the Texas Oil Co.: O. W. BROOKSHEIR, T. H. BAXTER, TED HALPAIN, PETE COALY / COLEY, GRANT GREEN and C. L. SANDEFER. He had been a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are his widow, four daughters and two sons, two brothers and two sisters.

JACK FERGUSON
JACK FERGUSON, son of Mr. and Mrs. TOM FERGUSON of Wirt, and former student at Dundee school, died Monday morning from injuries received in an oil field accident near Kilgore. Young Ferguson was injured by a 4000 pound pumping jack slipped from a truck onto which it had been loaded by him and other employees. He was rushed to the hospital, one leg amputated, given blood transfusions, but he died Monday. With him at the time of his death was his wife, the former Miss BLANCHE HOLDER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. HOLDER of Wirt. Funeral rites were conducted at the First Baptist Church here by Rev. C. W. CAMPBELL, pastor of the First Baptist church at Wirt, assisted by Rev. O. HAMLEN of the Healdton church. Special music was provided by Mr. and Mrs. S. O. POOL, Miss IMOGENE GIFFORD and RAYMOND HURT of the First Baptist church at Wirt. Burial was at Mt. Olive cemetery arranged by Collier Bros. Funeral Home. Pallbearers were W. H. MARTIN and E. G. BODKINS of Kilgore, Texas, C. M. RIDDLE, MORRIS EPLEY, JACK EPLEY and GORDON CLAYTON of Wirt. ROBERT JACK FERGUSON was born June 30, 1919 at Keystone, Indiana and died October 12, 1940.

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