The Bowie News
Bowie, Montague Co., Texas
Friday, April 1, 1949
R. C. Hunt
Funeral services for RICHARD C. HUNT, age 52, of Fort Worth, brother of Mrs. JENNIE HUSTED of Bowie, were held Monday, March 28, at the Owens-Brumley funeral chapel. Rev. J. C. MANN of the Methodist Church officiated. Mr. Hunt died Saturday morning in Hutchinson, Kansas, while en route to McPherson, Kansas, to visit another sister, Mrs. ANNIS MCCURDY. Interment was in the Elmwood cemetery. Pallbearers: O. C. FOX, ASA MOYER, GENE WALKER, EARL GOODWIN, TOM NICHOLES and HERMAN FOXA. Survivors include the sisters Mrs. FRANK HUSTED of Bowie and Mrs. Annis McCurdy of McPherson, Kansas.
Out of town relatives and friends who have visited W. V. YOUNG, who has been very ill the past five weeks are: C. M. YOUNG of Fort Worth, Mrs. H. A. STOWE and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. W. BALL of Wichita Falls, Mr. and Mrs. CARL CARLEE, Mrs. OLLIE CANNON, CLYDE CARTER, all of Duncan, Oklahoma; Mrs. DENT NORTON of Velma, Okla., J. M. STEPHENS and BILLY STEPHENS of Lawton, Okla., Mr. and Mrs. H. A. JACKSON of Bellevue, Mrs. F. E. GRIFFIN of Penwell, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. CECIL YOUNG of Decatur and Mr. and Mrs. R. W. YOUNG of Weatherford, Texas.
Article with photo for Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Edgin Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. EDGIN Sr. recently celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary with relatives and friends at their home near Bowie. Mr. Edgin, age 79, came to Bowie 69 years ago from Palo Pinto County with his parents who settled three miles east of Bowie. Mrs. Edgin, age 67, came here with her parents Mr. and Mrs. J. H. TEAGUE 55 years ago from Sweetwater. Mr. and Mrs. Edgin have four children, five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Card of thanks from the family of Walter Hoeldtke, signed by Mrs. WALTER HOELDTKE and Mrs. GEORGE F. HOELDTKE and children.
Friday, April 8, 1949
Funeral services will be held this afternoon, April 8, for Mrs. MINNIE B. JARRETT, age 60, who died in the Bowie hospital April 6. The services will be conducted by Rev. BEN H. BATES of Wichita Falls at the Montague Methodist Church, where Mrs. Jarrett was born and lived all her life. Interment in the Montague cemetery directed by Burgess funeral home. Survivors include one son, CLARENCE M. JARRETT, of Fort Worth and two brothers, W. D. NABOURS of Ropesville and CLARENCE NABOURS of Montague.
Final rites were held on Wednesday, April 6, for Mrs. JOSEPHINE DORSEY, who died at the home of her son, M. F. DORSEY, at Sunset. She was born in Texas in 1859 and was 90 years old at time of her death. Mrs. Dorsey was a resident of Sunset the past 75 years. The services were conducted at the First Baptist Church there by Rev. STEPHENS of Decatur. Interment was in the Sunset cemetery directed by Burgess funeral home. Survivors include one son, M. F. DORSEY, of Sunset, ten grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
Friday, April 2, 1949
Mrs. BARBARA PHILLIPS of Wichita Falls visited her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. HUDSPETH.
Major J. F. PIERCE and family of Midwest City, Okla., visited his parents Mr. and Mrs. T. R. PIERCE.
P. B. Chambers
Funeral services were conducted at the Sunset Baptist church on Wednesday, April 13, for P. B. CHAMBERS, age 83, who died on Tuesday, April 12. Mr. Chambers was born in 1866 and was a resident of Sunset for 40 years. He was a member of the Baptist church. Survivors include children, BEN and JIM CHAMBERS, Mrs. HESTER BYRD, all of Sunset; three sisters, Mrs. ALICE WHITAKER of Richmond, California, Mrs. LARK WILLETT of Bowie and Mrs. LILLIE WILLETT of Sunset, seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Interment in the Sunset cemetery arranged by Burgess funeral home.
Sunset News by Mrs. JESSE BURKE
Mrs. JOHN MORRIS is in the Wichita Falls hospital.
Little BILLIE JOHN LANE is in the Bowie clinic with pneumonia.
Little CAROLYN HALL, MARY HOWARD and DARREL CHAMBERS are sick this week.
Mrs. EUNICE KENNER, Mrs. ELLER BURRIS of Mesquite, visited the JESSE BURRIS home.
Little ELLA MAE HOWARD returned home from the Wichita Falls hospital where she was receiving treatment for injuries from an accident last January.
Mrs. OLETA UNDERWOOD and BILL JONES were united in marriage at the Methodist church April 10 at Sunset.
Jesse Burris returned from Harrold where he was employed the past four months.
TROYET BURRSI is sick this week.
PRATER CHAMBERS died Tuesday morning, April 12. He is another old settler of Sunset and was here for many years. He was 84 years old. He is survived by two sons, BEN and JIM CHAMBERS both of Sunset and daughter Mrs. HESTER BURG/Byrd of Sunset.
Seven Continental Men Awarded Service Pins
Seven local employees of the Continental Oil Co. were presented gold-plated, diamond studded pins for 20 years of service. They are: LEONARD BRAY, WILLIAM P. FAGGARD, JOHN F. HANKINS, WILLIAM O. HUGHES, MARVIN A. JONES, GEORGE H. PICKETT and JOHN W. WRIGHT.
Mr. and Mrs. MAURICE CORENBLUM of Miami, Fla., visited Mr. and Mrs. SAMUEL E. HYATT. Mr. and Mrs. Corenblum are Mr. Hyatt’s aunt and uncle.
Mallard News by IMOGENE HOLLAND
Mr. and Mrs. JEWELL REYNOLDS are the parents of a baby son, CLIFTON RAY, born Sunday, April 3, at the Saint Jo hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. MOSE TOMPKINS entertained the young people of Mallard with a skating party and show at Saint Jo. Attending: ROYCE and JANELL MILLER; ILEEN, IMOGENE and NINA MAE HOLLAND, BOBBY and JIMMY TOMPKINS, DOYLE JOHNSON and Mrs. JOHN HOLLAND.
SANDY TOMPKINS and JIMMY TOMPKINS visited JACKIE and SAMMY MILLER.
Little JACKIE DENNIS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. JACK DENNIS, was in the Gainesville hospital with measles and pneumonia. She is now at home.
W. D. Hardison Honored on Birthday
On Sunday, March 27, members of the Hardison family honored W. D. HARDISON of the Lone Star community, who celebrated his 84th birthday, with a party. All his children, except one, attended. He has a been a prominent resident of the community for the past 50 years. Attending: the GEORGE COMB family of Sundown, Texas, Mr. and Mrs. GENE CARTER and daughter PEGGY and Mr. and Mrs. D. M. WILLETT and daughters SUE and SYLVIA of Seymour; Mr. and Mrs. M. C. VICARS and sons HAROLD DEAN and CARROLL GENE of Wichita Falls; Mr. and Mrs. FLOYD CULLERS and son BILLY, Mr. and Mrs. T. C. HARDISON and Mrs. T. T. ALLEN of Henrietta, Mr. and Mrs. B. L. GUNTER and daughter LINDA, Mrs. GLADYS GUNTER and R. L. GUNTER of Terral, Okla., Mr. and Mrs. PAUL GRAY and son PAUL WELDON; Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES GRAY, Mr. and Mrs. O. A. GRAY, Mr. and Mrs. BILL GRAY and daughters BARBARA, PHYLLIS, DIANNE, and SHERRY; Mrs. J. T. MIDDLETON, JERRY MIDDLETON, Mr. and Mrs. WAYNE MIDDLETON, Mr. and Mrs. M. S. ROBERTS; Mrs. JACK WINN, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. HARDISON, Mr. and Mrs. JACK HARDISON and daughter LOIS; Mrs. OLLIE HICKEY, O. G. HARDISON and EVELYN HARDISON, all of Bowie and the honoree, W. D. Hardison.
Mrs. HERMAN LEONARD, Misses DELORES LEONARD, PATTY SUE HARRIS, PATTI MATTINGLY, and LUELLA WRIGHT attended the P.Y.F. Spring Rally of the Dallas Presbytery in the First Presbyterian Church at Dallas.
Friday, April 22, 1949
B. L. Lynch
Funeral services were held Thursday, April 21, at the Bellevue Methodist church for B. L. LYNDH, age 75, who died Tuesday night in a Wichita Falls hospital of injuries received last week when he was struck by an automobile. Mr. Lynch, born in Dallas County on April 5, 1874, had made his home at Bellevue for 26 years before moving to Wichita Falls several months ago to make his home with his daughter Mrs. WILLIAM H. REEVES. Rev. V. H. ARNOLD officiated and interment at the Elmwood cemetery directed by Owens-Brumley funeral home. Survivors include children, Mrs. W. H. Reeves and ROBERT R. LYNCH both of Wichita Falls, JOE A. LYNCH and ODA D. LYNCH both of Chickasha, Okla., brothers, ROSS LYNCH of Cordell, Okla., and C. R. LYNCH of Bowie, and seven grandchildren.
Friday, April 29, 1949
Clay County Pioneer Dies
THOMAS KENT HOWARD, age 66, long time resident and pioneer of Clay County, died Tuesday night at the Henrietta hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were held at the Henrietta First Baptist Church Thursday with Rev. JOHN E. LEWIS officiating. Howard was born Sept. 24, 1882 in Peoria, Hill County, Texas, and came to Henrietta with his parents Mr. and Mrs. J. G. HOWARD in 1889. He opened an insurance office there in 1914 and served as general manager of the agency until 1946, when he turned the duties over to a son and daughter, R. K. and MARJORIE. A leader in civic affairs, Howard served as city secretary for years, mayor for two two-year terms, and county judge from 1929 to 1932. He was active in the Kiwanis Club, the Baptist Church, and in 1937, was commissioned a lieutenant colonel on the governor’s staff. Survivors include the widow, the former Miss LILLIAN WATKINS, of Henrietta; four children, R. K., MARJORIE, Mrs. CLAUDE B. GATES, all of Henrietta, and TOM S. HOWARD of Midland, Texas; two grandchildren and three sisters.
Three Members of the Shoemaker Family Honored
G. A. SHOEMAKER, son ORVAL and granddaughter SHARRON VICK were honored on their birthday, Sunday, April 24, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Shoemaker of Bellevue…. One son, ELVIN SHOEMAKER of San Anselmo, California, was the only member of the family unable to attend.
Brother of G. H. Golden Dies at Duncan
Mr. and Mrs. G. H. GOLDEN, who won the Golden-Surber Hardware Store in Bowie, were called Thursday night of last week to Duncan, Oklahoma, by the death of Mr. Golden’s brother, W. F. GOLDEN, who was found dead in bed of natural causes, early Thursday. Funeral services were held in the First Christian Church where he had attended regularly for more than 25 years. Interment was in the family plot in the cemetery at Addington, Oklahoma, and six nephews of the deceased, including SURBER GOLDEN of Oklahoma City, formerly of Bowie, served as pallbearers. Mr. Golden was a well known educator in that section and never married. His four brothers and a sister survived him and attended the funeral.
Mrs. MINNIE MAE LUNN, age 71, a Montague resident, died Wednesday, April 27, in the Bowie hospital, following an illness of several weeks. She was born in Fort Worth but had lived in Montague County most of her life. Funeral services were conducted Thursday at the Montague Baptist church with Rev. JOHNNY COX and Rev. J. B. STEPHENSON officiating. Interment in the Montague cemetery directed by Burgess funeral home. She is survived by a brother, W. T. MINOR of Montague; and two nephews, DAVID MINOR of Montague and W. T. MINOR Jr. of Wichita Falls. Pallbearers: BUCK JAMESON, WATT SELF, JIM JESTER, F. MAGEE, W. L. BERKENBILE, and F. M. KERSEY.
Re-Burial for Capt. Hamilton
The body of Captain RICHARD HAMILTON was returned to Washington, Kansas, for reburial. Capt. Hamilton served in the Pacific Theater with the Radar Division and made an outstanding record. Mrs. Hamilton and daughter SYLVIA were accompanied by Mrs. LUM LOVETTE and HERMITH WYSONG, to Washington, Kansas for the services.
Miss LAURA ELLIS, a resident of Bowie since 1906, died Thursday, April 21, at the Bowie hospital, following a long illness. Funeral services at the Church of Christ Friday were conducted by ROSS DYE, minister. Interment in the Elmwood cemetery directed by Burgess funeral home. She is survived by a nephew, FRANK MOSS, with whom she made her home for years, and a sister Mrs. R. M. MAY of Plainview.
Spends Easter Holiday
Mrs. HOMER B. LATHAN flew to Washington, D. C., last week where she was met by her son and daughter. She visited with Mary who is a student at Mary Washington College at Fredericksburg, Va., Mrs. Latham and Mary visited with David at Annapolis, Maryland and were guests in the PHIL RICHELBOURG home.
Rodden Family Reunion
A reunion of one of Clay County’s pioneer families, who are descendants of Mr. and Mrs. J.A. RODDEN of the Newport community, held their third annual reunion, visiting relatives at Bowie and Vashti. The sisters of the family and their direct descendants are: Mrs. FLAVIA HICKEY and husband of Bowie, 3 children, 8 grandchildren, one great-grandchild; Mrs. MAUD CRAIN and husband of Van Buren, Arkansas, 6 children, 21 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren; Mrs. ETTA RATLIFF of Bowie, 9 children, 13 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren; Mrs. BEULAH HOBBS of Wellington, 10 children, 21 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren; Mrs. ROSA JACKSON of Littlefield, 7 children, 11 grandchildren; Mrs. CORDIA ELLIFF and husband of Tulia, 4 children, 15 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; Mrs. PEARL JACKSON and husband of Vashti, 9 children and 9 grandchildren.
Mrs. C. F. Bridgewater Celebrates Birthday
Mrs. C. F. BRIDGEWATER celebrated her 84th birthday with relatives at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. W. TURNER of Buffalo Springs.
Reburial for Sgt. A. J. Perkins
Reburial services for S/Sgt. A. J. PERKINS, who was killed in action in France on Aug. 18, 1944, were held in San Antonio, April 23. Rev. JAMES R. SINMAN, Baptist minister, officiated with burial in the Sam Houston Memorial Cemetery. Sgt. Perkins was born in Altus, Oklahoma, Jan. 10, 1910 and spent most of his life in Texas. He attended school at Vernon. He is survived by five brothers, L. H. PERKINS of Wichita Falls, TRACY PERKINS of Bowie, J. D. PERKINS of Amarillo, L. E. PERKINS of Los Angeles, California, and JIMMIE G. PERKINS of Abilene. Among his medals for military services was the Purple Heart.
Mr. and Mrs. CLAUDE SCOTT returned to Bowie from Stephenville to make their home. Mr. Scott is employed by Continental Oil Co. Mr. and Mrs. BEGGS and Mr. and Mrs. BILL MCGEE were also transferred to Bowie.
Mrs. HETTIE KIBLER passed away Wednesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. L. DICKEY, with whom she had lived the past 25 years. Mrs. Kibler, known as Granny, was born in Bradley County, Tennessee, in 1854 as HETTIE MELINDA NORWOOD. She married DAVID B. KIBLER in 1874. She was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church over 80 years. She was the mother of five children. Besides Mrs. Dickey, one other daughter and one son survive, Mrs. NELLIE TURNER of Olton, Texas, and C. F. KIBLER of Bowie; there are 20 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held in the Cumberland Presbyterian church of Bowie today, Friday, with Rev. BEN BATES officiating, assisted by Rev. J. C. MANN. Interment will be in the lower cemetery in Crafton by the Burgess funeral home.