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Mostly obits May 1949 Bowie News

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The Bowie News
Bowie, Montague Co., Texas


Friday, May 6, 1949

John H. S. Moody
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 4, at the Ringgold Methodist Church for JOHN HENRY SYLVESTER MOODY, age 56, who died of a heart attack Sunday, May 1, in Ringgold. He was a blacksmith for years and a prominent resident of Ringgold. Rev. C. W. MILLS of Terral, Okla., pastor of the Assembly of God Church, officiated. Interment in the Ringgold cemetery directed by Owens-Brumley funeral home. Pallbearers: CARY GRAY, JEWEL SHAW, NEWT SEWELL, JOE STALEY, ROY FITTS and WILLIAM HAWKINS. Survivors include two brothers, J. L. of Ringgold and W. A. MOODY of Ventura, California; six sisters, Mrs. CORA SIMS of Wichita Falls, Mrs. LAURA SMITH of Peoria, Illinois, Mrs. MANDY SIMS of Henrietta, Mrs. MINNIE MCTURF of Wichita Falls, Mrs. BESSIE WARD of Modesto, California, and Mrs. LUCILLA DRIVER of Andrews; children, RICHARD MOODY of Houston, LAWRENCE MOODY of Ringgold, Mrs. LEONA ALEXANDER of Ventura, Cal., Mrs. PEARL ALEXANDER of Burneyville, Okla., LORINE(?) and PAULINE of Ringgold.

Mrs. Edwards
Mrs. J. N. EDWARDS, former resident of Bowie, passed away April 20 in Roswell, New Mexico. She was 69 years old and had lived in Bowie many years before moving to New Mexico last October for her health. Survivors include her husband, J. E. Edwards of Roswell, N. M., sons, CECIL of Roswell, CLAUDE of Los Alamos, N. M., ROY of Oleta, Colorado; daughters, MINNIE BALTVIEL of Santa Cruces, N. M., EDNA MAE RATLIFF of Roswell and ELETTE EDWARDS of Lincoln, California.

EARL WILHITE returned from Amarillo where he attended the funeral of an uncle, W. A. SANDERS, who was 88 years old. The Sanders family were early settlers and his mother was a native of this county.

Family Reunion
A family reunion was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. A. HILL of 500 North Mason, Sunday, April 17. Twenty-two person were present: Mrs. WILL GAINS of Houston, R. D. HILL, wife and son, TROY WALKER, wife and two children, W. H. WILLIAMS, wife and tow children, all of
Wichita Falls, HUGH HILL, wife and ELDON HILL, all of Bowie. All the children of Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Hill were present.

Rock Springs by Mrs. S. F. MIDDLETON
Mrs. RUSSELL SEWELL of Lone Prairie visited her mother Mrs. BETTY AUST.
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. MILLS were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. EARL MILLS of Henrietta.
Mrs. MACK FULLER, SUSAN and BUDDY of Nocona visited Mrs. S. F. MIDDLETON and family and attended memorial services at Oak Hill.
Mr. and Mrs. JOE HARRISTON of Buena Park, California, are visiting her sister, Mrs. J. W MORROW.
Miss JOYCE RICHARDSON of Bowie and Miss JOYCE VICE of Stoneburg visited RETA MIDDLETON.
Mrs. MACK FULLER and children of Nocona visited Mrs. C. W. MILLS.
THOMAS BROWN of Dallas visited home folks.
Mr. and Mrs. ROLAND MILLS and TERRY of Wichita Falls visited Mr. and Mrs. E. L. MILLS.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. MONTGOMERY of Stoneburg visited Grandma Aust.

Mrs. Martha A. Gant Honored on Birthday
Mrs. MARTHA A. GANT, who celebrated her 91st birthday April 20, was honored with a family dinner Easter Sunday at the home of her son, ERNEST GANT, in Bellevue. Her three sons, WALTER, ERNEST and CHARLES and their families were present. Grandchildren and great-grandchildren present: Mr. and Mrs. JOHN B. SACHSE and Captain and Mrs. ED DAVIS and children, all of Fort Worth, MARTHA J. JOHNSTON and children of Bowie, Mr. and Mrs. ROBDRT GANT and daughter and LEROY GANT of Henrietta.

Friday, May 13, 1949

Sunset News by Mrs. JESSE BURRIS
Mrs. ANDY CLOUD of Harlingen visited the home of her mother Mrs. JESSE BURRIS.
Mrs. V. M. LEDGER of Temple, Oklahoma, visited her sons, H. G. RICHEY.
Mrs. BULAH/BEULAH KENNEDY of Lamesa, California, visited the JOHN MORRIS home.
Mrs. EUNICE KENNER and Mrs. ELLER BURRIS of Mesquite visited the JESSE BURRIS home.
Mr. and Mrs. BERT ROBERTS of Wichita Falls visited the JOHN MORRIS home.
Mr. and Mrs. V. J. HAMMOCK of Amarillo visited the home of Mrs. BEN CHAMBER, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. HAMMOCK also visited.
Mrs. LILY TUCKER and daughter, Mrs. MERLE BROWN of Amarillo visited in Sunset.
Mrs. DORIS DAWSON of New Orleans, La., visited homefolks. She is the former Miss DORIS CHAMBERS of Sunset.
Death Notice
Mrs. LIZZIE BRYAN of Harlingen died May 5, at Baptist hospital. Mrs. Bryan formerly lived at Sunset. She as born in 1874 in Hunt County and was 78 years old. She is survived by eight children, which includes six daughters, Mesdames CECIL TUCKER of Brawley, Calif., JESE BURRIS of Sunset, SAM JONES of Longview, VIRDIE JACKSON of Ballinger, Texas, WALTER LOUIS of Harlingen, ELVER BURRIS of Byers, Texas; two sons, ELMER BRYAN of Corpus Christi and HENRY E. BRYAN of Cross Plains, Texas, 34 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. She was returned to Ballinger in Runnels County for burial.

Body of Roy Patterson Returned Home
Mr. and Mrs. ROY E. PATTERSON have been notified that the body of their son, Sgt. ROY R. PATTERSON Jr., is enroute to Bowie from Germany for reburial. The date is unknown. The funeral arrangements will be directed by Owens-Brumley funeral home. Sgt. Patterson was a 1941 graduate of Archer City high school and married JULIA RUTH HERRON January 15, 1943. He enlisted in the U. S. Army Air Corps in January 1943, and received training at Sheppard Field at Wichita Falls… He joined his company(?) at Colorado Springs, Colorado, and left for overseas April 18, 1944 from Lincoln, Nebraska. He was stationed in England and took part in the bombing missions. He was killed over Pomerian Bay, Germany, June 20, 1944, on a bombing mission to Frankfurt, Germany. Burial was in a private cemetery.

M. M. Huskey
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 11, in the Assembly of God Church for MANKER MENARD HUSKEY, age 75, who died May 10 in the hospital here. Rev. J. H. TAYLOR, assisted by Rev. JOHN WEBB, officiated and interment was in the Lindale cemetery directed by Owens-Brumley funeral home. Mr. Huskey was a resident of Bowie for 48 years and was a member of the Assembly of God Church for 40 years. Pallbearers: J. W. MCALESTER, ELVIN BUTLER, TOM LINDSAY, JEWELL GARRETT, ORIE GARRETT and HARVE RATLIFF. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. MILLIE HUSKEY; brothers, JIM HUSKEY of Borger and MELVIN HUSKEY of Ryan, Okla., two daughters, Mrs. ROY PRICE of Bowie and Mrs. LILLIE MCCARTER of Canyon, Texas; three sons, HARLESS HUSKEY of Bowie, HUBERT HUSKEY of Ryan, Okla., and ROY HUSKEY of Fort Worth; 21 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Former Stoneburg Resident Buried in Pampa
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 7, from the Central Baptist Church in Pampa, Texas, for ELMER H. BROWN, age 32. Mr. Brown was a native of Stoneburg, graduating from high school there in 1935. He died in the Pampa hospital Friday, May 6, after an illness of 11 weeks. Survivors include his wife, the former Miss VIOLET JONES; children, JOY 12, GAYLORD 7, and LINDA KAY 5; his mother Mrs. J. W. BROWN of Stoneburg; two brothers, JESSE L. BROWN of Las Vegas, Nevada and ALBERT BROWN of Fort Worth; and three brothers, Mrs. MYRTLE PATTERSON of Stoneburg, Mrs. FRANCES NELSON of Tacoma, Washington, and Mrs. DELIA CIARY of Pauls Valley, Okla.

Friday, May 20, 1949

Sunset News by Mrs. JESSE BURRIS
Mrs. JOHN MORRIS returned from Wichita Falls where she was under a doctor’s care.
Visiting in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Burris and attending the funeral of their brother, were Mrs. EUNICE KENNER of Mesquite, Mrs. WILLIE MACPHERSON of Dallas, Mrs. EULA HUSKEY of Olney, Mrs. FANNIE COWLEY of Crafton, Mr. and Mrs. JOHN SHURBET of Anadarko, Okla., Mr. and Mrs. ZADAS SHURBET of Tipton, Okla., DOC COWLEY of Dallas, Mrs. JACKIE COWLEY of Dallas, ELMER SHURBET of Tipton, Oklahoma, and other family members.
Mrs. PACE wishes us to say that there is a homecoming at the Sunset gym Sunday, May 22.

Death Notice
BUD ALLEN passed away May 13. He was born in Kaufman County and lived in Sunset about 40 years before moving to Norman, Oklahoma, where he died. He is survived by the following sisters and brother, Mrs. LLER BURRIS of Mesquite, Mrs. WILLIE MACPHERSON of Dallas, Mrs. ART CASWELL of Sunset, Mrs. FANNIE COWLEY of Crafton, Mrs. ANNIE SHURBET of Anadarko, Okla., Mrs. EULA HUSKEY of Olney, and CLEVE ALLEN of California. All of his sisters attended the funeral.

Mrs. Walter Coffield
Death claimed Mrs. WALTER COFFIELD, age 73, one of Bowie’s prominent pioneer citizens, Sunday, following an extended illness. Mrs. Coffield was a resident of Bowie for 53 years and was a teacher in the school here about 50 years ago. She was a long time member of the Thursday Club, served as president and district club chairman. She was president of the County Federation of Clubs in Montague and a member of the P.T.A. in Bowie and Montague County. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 17, at the First Baptist Church of which she was a life time member and diligent worker with Rev. G. B. BRADSHAW officiating. Pallbearers: W. E. BENSON, A. W. GOODSON, TANDY WELCH, GORDON CADY, LYNN GARLINGTON and LUM LOVETTE. Survivors include one son, J A. COFFIELD of Detroit, and two grandchildren, LARRY COFFIELD of Detroit and MONDA MARKHAM of Bowie, who had made her home with her grandmother.

Mrs. Reynolds
Last rites were conducted Friday, May 13, from the Baptist church of Bellevue for Mrs. LUCY COLE REYNOLDS, age 51, native of Bellevue, who died Thursday in Fort Worth. Mrs. Reynolds, daughter of the late J. P. COLE, who died four years ago, is remembered as being a member of the family of one of Bellevue’s first settlers. She is survived by two children, Mrs. JERRY GOODLOE of Shreveport, La., and LEON REDLIN of Houston; her mother who resides at Fort Worth, two brothers, three sisters and two grandchildren.

Mrs. Mollie Lovelady
Mrs. MOLLIE LOVELADY, a resident of Montague County for the past 42 years, died Sunday, May 8, at her home on the Oklahoma highway. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 9, at the Church of Christ of Bowie with ROSS DYE and R. B. MACDOUGAL officiating. Interment was in the Hopewell cemetery directed by Burgess funeral home. She is survived by her husband, L. R. LOVELADY, daughter Mrs. LETHA HARRISON of Bowie, brother BOB MALONE of New Mexico, sisters Mrs. ELLA VAUGHT of Bowie and Mrs. F. E. JONES of Childress, and three grandchildren.

JOHN L. EDWARDS
Final rites were held Wednesday, May 18, at the First Christian Church in Bowie for JOHN LIBERTY EDWARDS, who died at his home here May 17. Mr. Edwards, age 69, had been a resident of Bowie since he was 12. Rev. LEROY CASTLE, assisted by Rev. J. H. TAYLOR, officiated with interment in the Briar Creek cemetery direct by Owens-Brumley funeral home. Pallbearers: TOM MILHOLLEN, JEWETT HUNTER, M. B. MAULDIN, JOHNNIE MORRIS, WILL LANCASTER and R. W. ECHOLS. Flower girls were ELIZABETH LANE, MARY LOU HILL, MARY RUTH CATO, DOROTHY MILHOLLEN/MILHOLLAND, PATSY BROOKS and SHIRLEY ECHOLS. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. OTHELLA EDWARDS, brother RUSSELL EDWARDS of Nocona; two daughters, Mrs. VIOLET ECHOLS of Newcastle, Mrs. MARJORIE STENNETT of Dumas, four sons, GEORGE of Bowie, HORACE of Breckenridge, JOHN Jr. of Lubbock, JIMMIE of the U. S. Navy, and four grandchildren.

Friday, May 27, 1949

Mrs. Golden’s Relatives Here in Family Reunion
A happy family reunion was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. H. GOLDEN Saturday and Sunday when several of Mrs. Golden’s relatives arrived. They included her brother, FRED SURBER and wife of Irving, Mrs. BILL KERR of Irving, two sisters Mrs. R. E. CROWDER of California and Mrs. T. G. NOWLIN of Irving.

Mrs. ALICE McGEE and Daughter Die Within an Hour
Mrs. ALICE M. MCGEE, a resident of Montague County for 77 years, died shortly before 1 a.m. in the Bowie Clinic hospital, Sunday, May 22, following an illness of two weeks. She was 84 years old and a native of Ellis county and came to Montague County at age of 7. Death came almost simultaneously to Mrs. McGee and her daughter, Mrs. W. W. HISE of Haskell who died shortly after midnight in a Haskell hospital. Funeral services for Mrs. McGee were held Tuesday at the First Methodist Church at Bowie with Rev. W. W. BAKER, pastor of the Fundamental Baptist Church of Bowie, officiating. She was a member of the Baptist church. Interment was in Montague cemetery directed by Burgess funeral home. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. MAY LANDRUM of Amarillo and Mrs. ALICE CONNELLY of Salem, Illinois; seven son, JOHN D. MCGEE of Detroit, BRANT MCGEE of Walters, Okla., J. T. MCGEE of San Antonio, PAUL MCGEE of Fort Worth, J. B., FOWLER, and T. L. MCGEE, all of Montague; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Active pallbearers were: G. W. SELF, LOUIS HOLLAND, A. P. WOOD, TOM LINDSEY, J. L. JAMESON and WILLARD SHACKELFORD.
Services were held Sunday afternoon in Haskell at the First Methodist Church for Mrs. HISE. She is survived by her husband, brothers, sisters, and one daughter Mrs. EDWARD E. MERCENAH of San Angelo.






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