The Tishomingo Capital-Democrat
Thursday, July 2, 1942
The body of little GORDON ALVIN PHELPS, son of Mr. and Mrs. RAYMOND PHELPS, who drowned in the Pennington Creek June 22, has not been recovered.
Ravia Man Dies in Ardmore Hospital
CHARLES HENRY SMITH, age 64, of Ravia died in an Ardmore hospital Sunday following a brief illness. Mr. Smith was born Feb. 6, 1876 in Junction, Texas, coming to Oklahoma in 1899. With the exception of 12 years spent at Fleetwood (Jefferson County), he has been a resident of Johnston County all this time. During the past five years, he lived near Ravia. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. NELLIE SMITH; nine children, 20 grandchildren, 5 brothers and two sisters. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 30, in the Methodist Church at Fleetwood with burial in the Ryan, Okla., city cemetery.
Young County Rancher Dies
CECIL TISDELL, age 27, Connerville rancher, died suddenly Saturday in an Ada hospital following an operation for appendicitis. Young Tisdell, son of Mrs. IKETISDELL, pioneer resident of the Connerville community, entered hospital a few days before his unexpected death. Surviving are his mother, his wife,3 year old son, two brothers and a sister all of Connerville. Funeral services were held Wednesday at Connerville with burial in the Mill Creek cemetery.
Card of Thanks from the family of Gordon Alvin Phelps: Mr. and Mrs. RAYMOND PHELPS, DENNIS and GERALDINE; Mr. and Mrs. ROBERT PHELPS, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. UPFOLD and family.
Miss ANNA HUGHES of McAlester visited her mother.
Mr. and Mrs. R. J. CLEMENT, who have been visiting the past two months at Blanchard, returned home.
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. GREGG and daughter SHIRLEY of Denison, Texas, and Mr. and Mrs. OLLIE YOUNGBLOOD were dinner guests in the H. PARKHILL home.
Mrs. ISBON has been ill.
GARNER WHITE of Oklahoma City was called to the bedside of his father who is seriously ill.
Mrs. EDGAR HARRISON of Waco, Texas, visited relatives here.
Mrs. IRA CHURCH and children returned from Waco, Texas.
HARRIS COPELAND visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. BEN COPELAND.
Mr. and Mrs. J. K. PETERMAN of Ravia, Mr. and Mrs. L. D. PARKHILL and Mr. and Mrs. R. J. CLEMENT visited the D. L. CLEMENT home.
CLAUDE CARTER visited his daughter, Mrs. JUNIOR SCRUGGS at Baum.
JOHN HILLIS was in Ardmore.
Mr. and Mrs. CLARK PAYNE and son of California are visiting relatives here.
There will be Sunday school at the Concrete school house Sunday at 2:00.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. GREENWOOD visited the A. T. CARAWAY home.
LOU ETTA and BETTY JO ALLEN visited the BILL SETTLES home.
Visiting the OSCAR CARAWAY home Sunday were Mrs. CRABB and grandson of Ada, the JOHN LAMB family, Mr. and Mrs. RALPH LAMB and son, the PETE MAYTUBBY family and MILLIE CARAWAY.
Thursday, July 9, 1942
Photo of the A. M. POTTS family reunion at the family home northwest of Tishomingo: KENNETH RAY, Mr. POTTS, RETA FAY, Mrs. POTTS, JOY WINIFRED, BETTY JO, FLOYD, Mrs. H. H. BALLARD, Mrs. CECIL HESTER, JUANITA, ORAN, JASPER D., HENRY and ROY. All the Potts children live in and around Tishomingo except Mrs. Ballard who lives at Braggs and Mrs. Hester who lives at Ravia.
The marriage of Miss ROSE ELEENE BRAUDERICK/BRODERICK, daughter of Mrs. MINNIE BRAUDERICK of Caddo and W. A. BRAUDERICK of New Orleans, La., to JAMES FREDERIC HODGES, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. K. HODGES of Calera, was solemnized Saturday, July 4, at Caddo. Miss WYNNETH BRAUDICK, sister of the bride, was the only attendant. J. T. NEAL of Durant was best man.
Visiting the GEORGE DANIELS home on the 4th were: Mr. and Mrs. EGEL NELSON and baby of Oklahoma City, Mr. and Mrs. FERMON NELSON, CORENE NELSON, ORA MAE NELSON, Mr. and Mrs. PETE DANIELS and baby.
Mrs. RUBY KISER visited Mrs. GLADYS WEST.
Mrs. DEYLIOUR COMBS and children and Mrs. ORA NELSON visited Mrs. DESSIE WEST.
Mr. and Mrs. HUBERT KREBBS and children of Albany, Okla., visited the ROBERT KREBBS home.
Miss CORENE NELSON visited Mrs. NORA ODELL at Fillmore.
The PETE DANIELS family visited the ANDERSON TIPTON home at Coleman.
The JOE NELSON family visited the JOE WOLFE home.
Mrs. RUBY KISER and Miss RUTH WEST visited Miss PAULINE KING.
Thursday, July 16, 1942
Mr. and Mrs. LEM GREENWOOD and son AMAZIAH of Fort Worth visited here.
BILLY JOE HARRIS and Mrs. EVERETT HARRIS of Abilene, Texas visited here.
Miss WANDA POGUE of Sulphur visited the JOHN BRYANT home.
Mrs. V. M. BRATCHER and children of Las Vega, Nevada, visited the DEE SMITH home.
Mrs. DENTON SHARP and children of Beaumont, Texas, visited the CLARK CAPERTON home.
Mrs. B. M. SHARROCK visited in Fort Worth.
The PAUL LORENZO family of New Mexico visited the BUD GOFORTH family.
The JOHN MABERRY family of Roff visited here.
Mrs. WARREN JONES and Mrs. ROBERT HOOD were in Sulphur.
DEE SMITH and HAPPY LANTZ of Pontotoc were among the Legionaires at Sulphur.
Mr. and Mrs. M. T. THOMPSON and W. H. PITTMAN returned home from Plainview, Texas, where they had been working.
School opened Monday with Mrs. SETLIFF and Miss ETHEL DAWSON of Fillmore.
The F. L. WILLARD family, the ROSCOE MONROE family and the C.C. HITCHCOCK family visited Lake Murray.
BILLY DORER is improving from malarial fever.
Mr. and Mrs. LEONARD INGLE had as guests Sunday, the HENRY EDWARDS family, and the RUSSELL CARTER family of Province.
The C. L. LOWERY home had as guests Sunday, the REUBIN WEEMS family, and Mr. and Mrs. LUTHER B. EDWARDS and JIMMY.
Mrs. ISAM COLBERT and children visited relatives at Oklahoma City.
The Rubbers Musicals were well attended at the school house Wednesday night. Mr. and Mrs. ELLIOTT WILLARD, BILL HITCHCOCK and COY COLBERT furnished the music.
Mr. and Mrs. ALFRED AORER visited the BOB LOFTIS home.
DELLA DOLLAR visited her sister Mrs. ABE SHARP at Nocona, Texas.
Mrs. LOFTIS and LLOYD LOWERY visited Mrs. HASKELL WRIGHT at Electra, Texas.
Mrs. JOHN E. HARRIS of Abilene, Texas, visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. J. K. PETEMAN.
Mrs. J. K. MCGEHEE visited at Maud.
Mrs. W. E. CHURCH and Mrs. SHERMAN CHURCH of Mannsville visited at Tishomingo.
Thursday, July 23, 1942
County Pioneer Dies
HENRY WILLIAM TURNER, age 82, died at his home at Wapanucka, Tuesday, July 21. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 22, at the Wapanucka Baptist church with Rev. MERRILL officiating. Chapman funeral home had charge of burial at the Wapanucka cemetery. He is survived by his wife and children, DOLLIE MAY, HOMER, JOSEPH WILLIAMS, JAMES LEMUEL TURNER, LEEMAN TURNER, HASKELL, BILL, ORA MORRIS, VELMA HICKMAN and ELMER.
County Resident Dies at Norman
SIMON CLEMMER, age 30, died in the Central Oklahoma Hospital at Norman Monday, July 20. Rev. MERRILL, Wapanucka Baptist minister, conducted the funeral services Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. ELI CLEMMER of Millburn. Burial was in the Milburn cemetery arranged by Chapman funeral home. He is survived by his mother Mrs. Eli Clemmer, five brothers and six sisters.
Funeral for Tishomingo Child
Funeral services were held for FRANKLIN PARKER, 22 months old son of BERNICE PARKER, Tuesday, at the Chapman funeral home chapel with Rev. EMMETT KIMBROUGH officiating. The child died Monday at the home of his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE PARKER of Tishomingo, following a week’s illness. Burial was in the city cemetery. Immediate survivors include the mother and grandparents.
Card of thanks from the family of OLENDA DEARE WALLER. Signed by Mr. and Mrs. W. A. WALLER, Mr. and Mrs. CARL MAYS, Mr. and Mrs. LEE KRAGER, Mr. and Mrs. MAURICE SILGER, FLOYD and THERESA WALLER, and Mrs. A. G. SILGER.
The J. K. PETERMAN family of Tishomingo visited at Ravia and Mannsville.
Mrs. V. M. BRACHER and children of Las Vega, Nevada returned home.
Mr. and Mrs. ED DILLON visited in Woodville.
The JOHN SAYLORs had business in Madill.
The ROY CARTER family of Miranda City, Texas, visited here.
J. L. SMITH of Chickasha visited his son DEE SMITH.
Mrs. B. M. SHARROCK and Mrs. KATIE HATHORN visited Mrs. FRED DUNCAN at Milburn.
Mrs. ROBERT HOOD and Mrs. ROBERT SUTTON both won blue ribbons at the Dress Review of the Home Demonstration Clubs.
The JOHN BRYANT family were in Ardmore.
Mrs. BUD GOFORTH has a guest.
The LEO SMITH family of Fayetteville, Ark., visited here.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. MARTIN and son WENDALL moved to Ada Mr. Martin is employed by the Frisco RR there.
Misses BETTY and ALICE LEE PITSON were in Hugo.
The EDWARD JONES family spent Sunday with relatives.
The JIMMY GRAHAM family of Denison, Texas, visited Mrs. B. M. SHARROCK.
The JOE BAILEY COBB family were here.
Mrs. CHRISTINE SANDERS of Mill Creek visited here.
The WARREN JONES family visited here.
The R. L. LOFTIS family visited the ALFRED DORES family at Mannsville.
The BILL HITCHOCK family visited the HENRY EDWARDS home at Province.
The BILL HITCHCOCK family, the R. L. LOFTIS family, LETICIA and LAQUITA COLBERT visited the RUSSELL CARTER home at Province.
Mrs. MOLEN, county health nurse, visited the school.
CHARLENE WEST of Baum visited Miss DAWSON’S room.
Miss ROSELLA JOPLING visited the BOB THOMPSON home at Teller.
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. HITCHCOCK attended the homecoming at Mannsville.
There was an ice cream party at the BILL HITCHCOCK home. Attending: the N. O. HITCHCOCK family of Edinburg, Texas; BARBARA JEAN SAMPLY of Ardmore, the R. L. LOFTIS family, and Mrs. ISOM COLBERT and children.
Guests in the WILLIE COLBERT home Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. D. B. BROWN and CARLINE of Fort Worth, Texas, the NOAH WILLIAMS and the WILL HARRIS families of Wapanucka, and Mrs. MARGARET HARRIS of Argyle, Texas.
Thursday, July 30, 1942
Wife’s Death Investigated
J. BOB DEES, Wapanucka, now a defense worker in Texas, is being held in the Atoka county jail pending further investigation of the death of his wife, NORMA DEES, age 24, early Monday morning. Mrs. Dees died early Monday morning in an Ada hospital from a head wound which Bob Dees said she received when she fell from their car about 4 miles west of Atoka shortly after midnight Sunday. Dees was arrested in Ada and was returned to Atoka by sheriff OSCAR FULSOM early Monday. Dees still maintains his wife was injured when she fell from the car after the door flew open when they were returning to Wapanucka where he had lived before going to Texas to work on a defense job…. According to sheriff CHARLES GILLIAM, Mrs. Dees did not have a skinned or scratched place on her body anywhere, her hair wasn’t mussed. Dees said he couldn’t find a doctor in Wapanucka so he picked up his wife’s sister and brother-in-law and drove to Ada… Surviving Mrs. Dees are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. L. FITZGERALD of Hollis, brothers, LINVIL of Levelland, Texas, and HOMER of Hollis; two sisters, Mrs. HERBERT CASWELL of Hollis and Mrs. RUSSELL BROWN of Wapanucka. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Methodist Church at Wapanucka with Rev. PATTERSON and Rev. FRED TUCKER of Antlers officiating. Smith funeral home had charge. Interment was in the Hollis city cemetery.
Pioneer Woman Passes at Hugo
Funeral services were held last Wednesday at Mill Creek for Mrs. JEROME LESTER, who died of a prolonged illness Tuesday at the home of a sister in Hugo. Almost ninety years old, Mrs. Lester was a pioneer resident of Johnston County, having lived at Mill Creek the past 40 years. Services were conducted by Rev. LYNOL O’NEILL of Hugo and interment was in the Mill Creek cemetery arranged by a Hugo funeral home. Surviving are a son JAMES LESTER of Mill Creek, and a daughter Mrs. LEROY ELKINS of Hugo, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Photo of Tishomingo people now in California: KENNETH ARMSTRONG, GLENN WOLFE and his youngster; TOM O’BRYAN, DANNY MCCARTY, RAY HARBERT,a son of LEONARD FERRIS, JUNIOR RUSH, BOB WHEELER, GENE MOORE, DAN PERRY, LEONARD FERRIS, and DAN MCCARTY.
ROY POLLY, Tishomingo, was appointed by the county commissioner board to fill the vacancy of courthouse janitor and nigh jailor, after HAROLD UPFOLD of Mill Creek resigned after being in that position the past five years. Mr. Polly is an old time resident of Tishomingo, an ex-service man, chairman of the county draft board, operated a garage, driven a school bus for the city schools…
The C. C. PRIDDY home had as guests: the PEARL TAPPER family, the COY PRIDDY family and Mrs. MATTIE PRIDDY of Hinton.
Miss DELLA CORENE DOLLAR returned from visiting relatives at Nocona, Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. ELLIOTT WILLARD and NORMAN WILLARD visited relatives at Bethel.
The ALFRED DORER family of Mannsville visited the R. L. LOFTIS family.
The PEARL TAPPER family, the COY PRIDDY family, Mrs. MATTIE PRIDDY and the C. C. PRIDDY family visited the BUD DICKSON home at Durant.
Mr. and Mrs. GILLISPIE JOPLING moved to Dickson.
Mr. and Mrs. NORVIL INGLE and daughter Miss COLLYNE visited friends at Gene Autry.
Miss ETHEL DAWSON of Fillmore, who was teaching the primary room here, resigned and Miss NIBLETT of Tishomingo took her place.
MARVIN HUEY visited the REUBIN WEEMS home north of Mannsville.
IMOGENE INGLE spent the weekend with her aunt Mrs. DOC WEST near Baum.
Mrs. RUSSELL REYNOLDS of the Young community visited her daughter Mrs. ED WEBB.
NAPOLEON WEBB went to take a short business course at Stillwater.
ESTELLE LAWLESS, formerly employed by Rawls & Hutchens Chevrolet Co. of Tishomingo, recently completed six weeks training at the U. S. Marine base at San Diego, California. He received a medal for his expertness with the rifle. Lawless is the son of Mrs. SALLY LAWLESS of Bromide and is a World War I veteran, serving 14 months overseas in the first world war.
Wapanucka News by Walter Dunn
NORMA ANN FITZGERALD DEES
Mrs. Norma Ann Fitzgerald Dees died Monday, July 27, in an Ada hospital where she had been taken shortly after midnight for treatment of a severe head wound. She was the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. L. FITZGERALD of Hollis. She was born Nov. 17, 1916 at Hollis. She resided here for several years at the home of her sister Mrs. RUSSELL BROWN, during most of this time she had operated a beauty shop. She was a member of the Methodist Church and services were held at the Methodist Church in Wapanucka Tuesday, conducted by Rev. RALPH PATTERSON and Rev. TUCKER of Antlers. Besides her husband, she is survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Fitzgerald; brothers, LINVILL FITZGERALD of Levelland, Texas, and HOMER of Hollis, Okla.; sisters, Mrs. HERBERT CASWELL of Hollis and Mrs. RUSSELL BROWN of Wapanucka. Pallbearers; LEON BROWN, EDWARD STEEL, GARLON PATTERSON, BUCK BROWN, STINSON BAILEY and ROBERT DUNN. Interment was at Hollis, arranged by Smith funeral home of Ada.
Thursday, August 6, 1942
Ravia Youngster Dies after Inhaling Kerosene Fumes
BILLY NELL BENNETT, 19 month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. BENNETT of Ravia, died Saturday night at a Madill hospital from effects of inhaling coal oil into her lungs. Her mother, who rushed the child to Madill for treatment, reported her daughter had pulled a contained of kerosene from a window sill and breathed some of the liquid into her lungs. She had not drunk any of the coal oil. Funeral services were held Sunday at the Nazarene church in Tishomingo with Rev. EMMETT KIMBROUGH in charge. Interment in the Tishomingo cemetery arranged by Watts funeral home. Billy Nell was born Dec. 20, 1940. She is survived by her parents, a brother BENNY ROSS BENNETT; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. BENNETT of Aylesworth, and Mr. and Mrs. E. E. AYRES of near Ravia.
JOHNSON ‘PUNK’ LEWIS, Tishomingo, was appointed by sheriff Charlie Gilliam to fill the place of BILL COX, who resigned some time ago to work at Pryor. Lewis, part Chickasaw, has been constable of the Garrett township for the past two years and was elected constable of Tishomingo district without opposition. He is 32 years old and lived in Johnston County all his life.
Former Tishomingo Residents Die in Texas
Word was received here of the death of Mr. and Mrs. HARVEY M. GRANNIS, who passed away the last week in July in San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Grannis was an engineer in Tishomingo when the Rock Island RR was being laid, later county surveyor of Marshall County. He died suddenly at his home in San Antonio while caring for Mrs. Grannis whohad been ill more than a year. A son, Captain H. GRANNIS of the Canal Zone, survives. Mrs. Grannis will be remembered as T. CHISHOLM, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. M. CHISHOLM of Tishomingo. She is survived by two brothers and two sisters.
Thursday, August 13, 1942
County Rancher Accidentally Killed Near Reagan
HERBERT MILLER, age 45, county rancher, was accidentally killed Tuesday evening on his small ranch 1 ½ miles west of Reagan. Miller had left the home of Mr. and Mrs. OSCAR CARAWAY, who are taking care of some cattle for Miller, about 6 p.m. with the intention of killing some quail. When he left the house, he was carrying a 12 gauge pump shotgun with only 4 shells. Miller was gone about 1 ½ hours when the Caraways heard one shot. … when Miller had not returned, Mrs. Caraway became suspicious and with her husband, left the house to search for him. Miller’s body was bound lying under a fence, face down, about 500 yards from the house. One shell had been fired but not ejected. … Mrs. Miller had been working as foreman on the WARREN JONES ranch just across the Pontotoc county line the past two years. This year he leased the old SIM GREENWOOD place, moved in a small bunch of cattle and had Mr. Caraway looking after them for Miller. Mr. Miller was married and has one grown son.
W. A. ‘ANDY’ BURKS Dies in California
WILLIAM ANDREW BURKS died July 31 at his home in Long Beach, California. Mr. Burks, known as Andy Burks in Johnston County, was born in Dallas County, Texas, July 4, 1886 and moved to Johnston County when a young man, spent most of his life here. He and Mrs. Burks moved to Long Beach, California, about 2 years ago. Mrs. Burks died March 18, 1942 and was laid to rest in Coolidge Memorial cemetery in Coolidge, Arizona. Funeral services for Mr. Burks were held in Long Beach and interment was by his wife in Coolidge Memorial cemetery in Coolidge, Arizona.
J. C. BENNETT
J. C. Bennett, age 64, a resident of Johnston County since 1893 and of Tishomingo since 1907, passed away at his residence in East Tishomingo late Saturday after an extended illness. Mr. Bennett had been in failing health for the past three or four years and, last June, was forced to resign as postmaster here and was confined to his bed. Born in West Virginia, July 22, 1874, Mr. Bennett came to north Texas with his family when he was in his early teens, the family settled near Denton. In 1893 the family moved to Indian Territory, living for years near Troy, later moving to Reagan then Mill Creek. Mr. Bennett taught school at two or three community schools and in 1900, moved to Mill Creek where he was employed in a general merchandise store operated by Hardy & Smathers, later engaged in business for himself with the late WILSON MORGAN in that time. He married Miss NOLEN JONES at Reagan, Sept. 23, 1900. In 1907 Mr. Bennett was elected the first register of deeds of Johnston County, serving about 5 years. From 1917 to 1921, he was county clerk and from county treasurer. He operated a grocery business here then was appointed postmaster.
Wapanucka by Walter Dunn
DEWEY CARTWRIGHT died Friday, Aug. 7, after a lingering illness at he home of his parents, Rev. and Mrs. J. R. CARTWRIGHT. He was born May 21, 1900 in Cleveland, Tennessee and came to Wapanucka with his parents when he was three years old. He attended public school here until he was 13 when he contracted meningitis which affected his hearing and speech, and finished his education at Sulphur. Besides his parents, he leaves six brothers, WILBURN CARTWRIGHT of Washington, D. C.; CLIFFORD CARTWRIGHT of Wewoka, KEITH CARTWRIGHT of Hugo, FLOYD, MCKINLEY, and SAFTER CARTWRIGHT of Wapanucka; two sisters, Mrs. CECIL MONTGOMERY of McAllen, Texas, and Mrs. GERTRUDE MATHIS of Dallas, Texas. Services were held Sunday in the high school auditorium, conducted by Rev. JUSTICE of the First Baptist Church of Atoka, assisted by Rev. PATTERSON of the Wapanucka Methodist Church. Pallbearers: E. B. HUNT, MARTIN SMITH, R. R. ADDY, T. H. HENDERSON, LEE OTIS OWEN, and MIKE MOWDY. Burial was in the Wapanucka Rose Hill cemetery arranged by Keith & Son of Atoka.
Thursday, August 20, 1942
Wapanucka, Aug. 20: Mrs. ALFIE C. SULLIVAN, wife of WILLIAM A. SULLIVAN, died a short time after entering the Ada hospital Friday, Aug. 14, 1942. Mrs. Sullivan was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. ROBERT ALFRED WALLACE, born July 15, 1901 at Sims, Arkansas, moved to Sasakwa in early childhood. She was converted at age of 18 and united with the Baptist Church. At time of death, she was treasurer of her home church in Wapanucka and was a member of the Eastern Star, past matron. On June 21, 1924, she married WILLIAM S. SULLIVAN at Sasakwa. To this union four sons and one daughter were born, JAMES WALLACE, ZANE DELMAR, DALE, and RUBY LOU. Mrs. Sullivan leaves five brothers and a sister, TOM, WILL, MONROE, ALFRED, D. WALLACE of Oklahoma and Mrs. MINNIE HARPER of Nocona, Texas. Services were conducted by Rev. MUGG of Broken Arrow, assisted by Rev. MERRILL of Wapanucka at the Baptist church here, Sunday, with Eastern Star services. Casket escorts: RUSSELL BROWN, WAYNE SARTOR, R. R. ADDY, T. R. HENDERSON, GEORGE BOGAN and E. B. HUNT. Interment was at Sasakwa by her little daughter who died March 11, 1935. Keith funeral home of Atoka had charge.
Thursday, August 27, 1942
Tishomingo Man Dies Thursday
JASPER NEWTON FREEMAN, age 79, pioneer of Oklahoma, died of pneumonia Thursday morning in a Madill hospital following an illness of two weeks. Mr. Freeman’s home was in Tishomingo and lived in Oklahoma since statehood. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held at the Tishomingo Baptist church Friday with Rev. FRED STUMPP officiating. Burial will be in the city cemetery arranged by Watts funeral home of Madill. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. IDA FREEMAN of Tishomingo, four sons, five daughters, 15 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and one sister. One daughter, Mrs. RACHEL ROBISON and a son JASPER FREEMAN Jr. , are of Tishomingo.
Pioneer County Woman Dies at Troy
Mrs. CARRIE ELLA OZMENT, a resident of Johnston County for the past 43 years, passed away at her home in Troy, Monday, Aug. 24. She was the wife of R. H. OZMENT who survives her. Mrs. Ozement was born Aug. 15, 1866, joined the Methodist church age of 13 and lived a devoted Christian life. She was the mother of 9 children, seven surviving. They are CLINT OZMENT of Sulphur; HENRY OZMENT of Troy; FATE OZMENT of Ada; JOHN OZMENT of Ravia, CHARLES OZMENT of Mill Creek, FLORA OZMENT of Troy, and Mrs. D. STALCER(?) of Oklahoma City. In addition to her own children, she cared for Miss ANNA OZMENT, a step-daughter, and reared two grandchildren, ROBERT WHITE of Pryor and RENA WHITE of Troy. She is also survived by one sister, four brothers, 26 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.
Wapanucka by Walter Dunn
CHARLES DUGAN SMITH, a citizen of this place over 30 years, died suddenly at his home here Wednesday, Aug. 19. He was born in Greenville, Texas, March 29, 1867 and came to Wapanucka in 1900. Most of the time he resided here, he was engaged in mercantile business, retiring a few years due to failing health. Mr. Smith married Miss NELLIE PILE Dec. 8, 1886. To this union three children were born. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nellie Smith; three daughters, Mrs. BESS SCUDDER of the home; Mrs. K. J. LEFEVRE of Hartshorne, and Mrs. CLARENCE GRAYSON of Okmulgee; two grandsons, CHARLES MICHAEL CASSIDY of Salt Lake City, and CLARENCE GRAYSON of Okmulgee; and one sister Mrs. JOAN HORNE of Coleman. Services were held Thursday in the Methodist church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. PATTERSON. The Masons held services at the grave. Pallbearers: W. BEARD, M. C. SMITH, MILES FAULKENBERRY, ARTHUR MONTGOMERY, H. E. BROUILLIARD, and BEN PAYNE. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery arranged by Keith funeral home of Atoka.
Boy Follows Two Brothers, Joins Marines
Being in the Marine Corps really means something to JAMES MOORE, age 17, son of Mrs. GEORGE MOORE of Ada, formerly of Tishomingo. … After four days of sales talk, his mother singed the necessary agreement to his military service… ‘You see,’ James, or Jimmy, ‘my brother GEORGE was a Marine and was killed in the Philippines. My other brother joined the Marine Corps the day we heard George was killed in action. He’s overseas now.’
Thursday, September 3, 1942
Wapanucka by Walter Dunn
ARTHUR AVARITT died from a heart attack Saturday, Aug. 29, at his home here. He was born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, July 15, 1867 and moved to Texas then Oklahoma in 1907. During most of the time he lived in this state, he was employed with an oil company. He is survived by his wife, son O. A. AVARITT of Oklahoma City, daughter Mrs. LOU UPSHAW of County Line; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church Sunday afternoon conducted by Rev. CARTWRIGHT, assisted by Rev. MURAL/MERRILL and Rev. PATTERSON. Burial in Rose Hill cemetery arranged by Keith funeral home of Atoka.
Washita Bottom Farm, Teams, Cows, Hogs and Pickup in 6 Years Is Story of DAVID EGGINBERG of Mannsville
It has been the policy of the Farm Security Administration to pick up low income farm families who could not secure adequate finance from other sources and given them finance and supervision in better farm methods.. One outstanding example is that of DAVID M. EGGINBERG of Route 1, Mannsville. In 1935 he made application for a rehabilitation loan through the Farm Security Adm. It was found his family was living at Mannsville and eking out an existence from funds secured from a relief agency. At that time, there were six in the family, Mr. and Mrs. Egginberg, his parents, and two boys. From his daily labor, he purchased two cows, rented a farm… put in a crop before his first loan was approved, $397, used to purchase a team, tools, feed and oats. In 1936 he repaid $130... He later secured an option and bought 158 acres of rich Washita River bottom land and in 1941, he made his land payment and his 1942 payment from the sale of hogs… his net worth is about $5000.00.
Thursday, September 10, 1942
Mrs. MATTIE WEST
Wapanucka, Sept. 10: Mrs. MATTIE WEST, after a long illness, died in the home of her daughter, Mrs. NELL LAMBERT, Friday, Sept. 4. She was the daughter of MERIT/MERRITT and AMELIA YOUNG, born in Waxahachie, Texas, Nov. 24, 1858 and married ROBERT T. WEST at Denison, Texas in 1877. Mrs. West moved to Wapanucka 40 years ago. She became a member of the Christian Church. She leaves two sons, ROBERT L. WEST of Tucson, Arizona, and RAY A. WEST of Fort Worth, Texas; four daughters, Mrs. ROSE SCHOOLING of Denison, Texas, Mrs. MARY KRIEGER of Washington, D. C., Mrs. BILLY HEINONEN of San Francisco, California, and Mrs. NEIL LAMBERT of Wapanucka, 12 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Services were held here in the Christian Church with Rev. MCMILLIAN of Atoka officiating. Burial was in the family lot in Rose Hill cemetery arranged by Keith funeral home of Atoka.
Thursday, September 17, 1942
Former Coleman Man Dies in California
Funeral services were held in Santa Paula, California, for GEORGE H. GARDNER, age 49, formerly of Coleman. Mr. Gardner, a resident of the Limoneria Ranch near Santa Paula, died after several days illness in St. John’s Hospital at Oxnard, California. He was a resident of the Coleman community for years. Mrs. JULIA ALEXANDER of Caddo and Mrs. CLARA WILSON of Kenefic are surviving sisters.
Remember the Moore Family?
The GEORGE MOORE family have been living in Ada the past two years, after living many years in Tishomingo where they reared two boys, GEORGE Jr., JACK, GENE and JIM/JAMES. George Jr. enlisted in the Marines nearly three years ago and was the first Johnston County boy to give his life for his county in this war. Jack, the second son, enlisted in the Marines soon after the outbreak of the war, a few days after the news of his brother’s death. James, or Jim, the youngest son, enlisted in the Marines on his 17th birthday and is now in California. Gene, the third son, enlisted in the Marines on Monday of this week. The father, GEORGE, Sr., also joined the Marines, enlisted as a mechanic and sent to Rhode Island. The mother, Mrs. Moore, is now making plans to leave for California to enter defense work.
Thursday, October 8, 1942
Stapleton Killed in Car Wreck
HAMPTON STAPLETON, age 25, died in a Durant hospital Sunday morning, Oct. 4, a few hours after the automobile he was driving and a gasoline truck collided at the Rock Creek bridge 2 miles west of Tishomingo. After the collision, the tank truck, driven by PAYTON S. SNELSON of Duncan, caught fire and burned. Mr. Snelson was not injured. Hampton Stapleton, son of Mr. and Mrs. ED STAPLETON, was born in Tishomingo, Aug. 6, 1915 and had lived here all of his life. He was graduated from Tishomingo high school in 1935 and, until he entered the army, was associated with his father in business here. Since June 15, 1940, the day he entered the Army, Hampton had been stationed at Fort Sill as a member of Battery F, 18th Field Artillery. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Stapleton, two sisters, Mrs. LEE HENDERSON and BONITA STAPLETON. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 6, at the Tishomingo Nazarene church with Rev. W. O. FELTS officiating. Burial was in the Tishomingo cemetery with the Battery F 18th Field Artillery laid his body to rest with a military funeral.
Former Milburn Man Dies in Colorado
ALVIN BENNETT, resident of Milburn for years, died recently in the Swedish National Sanatorium at Denver, Colorado. Mr. Bennett was born Dec. 20, 1904 in Milburn, where he made his home for years before moving with his family to Colorado. He is survived by his wife, EDNA BENNETT; two daughters, LYLA age 4 and ROSE MARY age 2, of 3218 Newton St., Denver, Colorado; his mother Mrs. GRACIE WARD of Milburn; sister Mrs. RUBYE MCGLOCKLIN of Milburn; and one brother GUY BENNETT somewhere on the U. S. S. Chicago in the war zone.
Tishomingo Pioneer Passes Away
D. H. BREWER, pioneer resident of Tishomingo and Johnston County, died at his home here Thursday, Oct. 1, after a lingering illness. Mr. Brewer was born near Kascinska, Mississippi, Dec. 16, 1864. He moved to Johnston County in the early 1890’s and made his home since. He married KATHERINE SPANGLER, March 27, 1881 and to this union nine children were born. Mrs. Brewer and seven children survive him. They are: J. A. BREWER of Durant, WILL and LUTHER BREWER of Tishomingo; LESTER BREWER of Roswell, N. M., Mrs. HANK SNYDER of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Mrs. TED WELLER of Seattle, Wash., and EARL BREWER in California. There are also two sisters, Mrs. LILA FRENCH of Wapanucka and Mrs. GRACE HENDRIX of San Diego, California; ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Mr. Brewer united with the Baptist church early in life. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church of Tishomingo with Rev. FRED STUMPP officiating.
Johnston County’s first woman to join the Women Army Auxiliary Corps is Miss PATSIE DUNN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. DUNN of Wapanucka. She was born in Denton, Texas, but resided in Wapanucka the past 18 years, valedictorian of her graduating class in 1931. She attended Murray College, Draughton’s Business College at Denison, Texas, and has been assistant postmaster of Wapanucka the past 7 years.
Thursday, October 15, 1942
Mrs. Pansy Roan Dies in Missouri
Mrs. PANSY ROAN, a Tishomingo resident for many years, died at the home of her father, W. P. COTTRELL in Reed Springs, Missouri, Saturday, Oct. 10. PANSY COTTRELL, before her marriage to JAMES C. ROAN, was reared in Milburn and graduated from Milburn high school. She attended Murray College and the University of Oklahoma. After obtaining her degree from O.U., she returned to Tishomingo and taught for years in the Tishomingo schools. She was later history teacher at Murray College and was employed for two years as county supervisor of the WPA sewing rooms in the county. At time of her death, she was a teacher in the Reed Springs high school. Surviving are her father, W. P. COTTRELL of Reed Springs, Mo.; two sisters, Mrs. D. N. CLEEK and Mrs. JOHN WAGGONER, both of Tulsa. Funeral services were held in Reed Springs Sunday, Oct. 11, with burial at Chandler, Okla., on Monday, Oct. 12.
Rites for Mill Creek Man
Funeral services for ROBERT EVERETT BATES, age 53, resident of Mill Creek the past 45 years, were held at the Mill Creek First Baptist Church Sunday afternoon with Rev. FRED STUMPP of the Sulphur First Baptist Church officiating. Interment in the Mill Creek cemetery arranged by Dunn funeral home of Sulphur. Mr. Bates passed away in St. Anthony Hospital at Oklahoma City, Friday, following a week’s illness. He had been a resident of Mill creek since he was 8 years old. He was employed at the Hazel-Atlas Glass Sand plant. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. FANNIE MAE BATES of the home; daughter ALINE of Mill Creek; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. BATES of Mill Creek; sisters Mrs. M. J. OWEN and Mrs. F. A. MOYER of Muskogee; four brothers, CARROLL BATES of Mill Creek, SAM BATES of Trulock, California; R. H. BATES of Mill Creek, and JOHN BATES of Sulphur. Pallbearers were HENRY HOWELL, CHARLES PENNER, CY PENNER, ALEC WATSON, ORB BULMAN, W. A. YOUNG, PAUL STRAUGHN, and LEONARD REYNOLDS.
R. N. Brownelee
ROBERT NEWTON BROWNLEE, pioneer resident of Bullard Chapel community, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 13, at his home after a lingering illness. Mr. Brownlee had lived the past 25 years in the community where he died. He was active in farming and stock raising until recently with health failure curtailed his activities. Surviving are the children, VAN BROWNLEE of Comanche; CARL BROWNLEE of Milburn; Mrs. ELMA JENNINGS of Nocona, Texas; Mrs. BETTY RUSSELL of Dallas, Texas; Mrs. LENA RUSSELL of Plano, Texas; BOB BROWNLEE of Tishomingo, Mrs. MATTIE LEDGERWOOD of Milburn, Mrs. HATTIE BYNUM of Tishomingo, Mrs. CLARA BELLE HART and TOM BROWNLEE, both of Milburn. Funeral services were held in the Chapman funeral home chapel Tuesday, Oct. 14 with Rev. W. O. FELTS officiating. Burial was in the Tishomingo cemetery.
Thursday, October 29, 1942
Mannsville Pioneer Dies at Home
JACOB K. PETERMAN, farmer and stockman, and long time resident of Mannsville, died Oct. 23 at his home. He was born in Celina, Tenn., April 10, 1864, coming to Indian Territory, participating in the Run of 1889 when it was opened to settlement. He married IDA F. CALLOWAY, March 15, 1891 at Earl, I. T. He was the father of eight children, four dying in infancy. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ida F. Peterman, four children, C. E. PETERMAN of Mannsville, Mrs. C. V. WOOLARD of Tishomingo, TED PETERMAN of Oklahoma City and Mrs. FRED HUNTER of Tishomingo; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services were conducted by Rev. Gentry Sunday afternoon at the Baptist church at Mannsville. .. Active pallbearers: ED COLLINS, CLINE HITCHCOCK, TOM NORTON, ERNEST DRY, FOX EASTMAN of Mannsville and PARK EDELEN of Madill. Mr. Peterman became a Mason in 1895 and was a charter member of the Mannsville lodge and an honorary member of the Ardmore lodge. Interment at the Earl cemetery had Masons officiating, arranged by Watts funeral home of Madill.
Ravia Resident Dies in Hospital
SOLOMON ‘BUD’ GOFORTH departed this life, Oct. 23, in the Talihina hospital. He was born April 1, 1890, and married Miss LILYAN BEEBEE on May 15, 1910. He obeyed the gospel of Christ in 1838. Surviving are his wife; children, Mrs. MARGARET HOGG of Shamrock, Texas; GRATH GOFORTH in the U. S. Marines on the west coast; CALVIN and MURRAY GENE of Ravia; one grandson, JIMMY LORENZINE; three brothers, ALFRED, GROVER and ELI GOFORTH; two sisters, Mrs. CHARLOTTE BAKER of California and Mrs. RUTH WHITE of Caddo. Rev. Pigg of Madill officiating, with Watts funeral home directing.
Thursday, November 12, 1942
Mrs. OMA KILPATRICK
Mrs. Oma Kilpatrick, long time resident of Johnston County, died at her Tishomingo home, Saturday, Nov. 7, after several months illness. Mrs. Kilpatrick was born Nov. 7, 1902 and was preceded in death by her husband, GROVER KILPATRICK, one year ago. She is survived by her mother, 7 sisters and 3 brothers. They are: Mrs. JINNIE RUTH; Mrs. LENA MCCRACKEN, KATIE COX, LELA SMITH, ESSIE MCCRACKEN, ETTA HARRIS, TOM RUTH, BUD RUTH and O. C. RUTH (not all names listed in obit). Funeral services were held at the Condron Grove cemetery Sunday afternoon with Rev. SAM ROACH officiating.
Wapanucka News by Walter Dunn
This is what FOCH KIRBY, a progressive farmer, has accomplished in 1942. He owns 170 acres, located 2 miles north of Wapanucka on Walton Creek; it has 100 acres in woodland pasture, a tank with two acres and a dam 12 feet high; 20 acre alfalfa field on which hay was cut four times; the balance in corn and cotton. He raised and sold 105 fat hogs and 34 finished calves. During the same time, his wife has been busy raising food, chickens and sold large numbers of eggs, and canned several hundred jars of vegetables and fruit.
Thursday, November 10, 1942
Tishomingo Boy Dies Suddenly in Oklahoma City
RUFUS SMITH, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. SMITH of Tishomingo, died in an Oklahoma City hospital, Monday, Nov. 16, after an illness of only a few days. For the past 18 months, Rufus was employed by Wilson & Co. in Oklahoma City and his untimely death was a shock. RUFUS AUBRY SMITH was born at Coleman, Jan. 7, 1913, and passed away Nov. 16, 1942 at the Polyclinic Hospital in Oklahoma City. The family moved to Tishomingo Feb. 25, 1920. He graduated with the Tishomingo high school class of 1931 and attended Murray College. He was employed at his father’s grocery business until Jan. 12, 1940 when he moved to Oklahoma City, employed at the Wilson & Co. Rufus was baptized into the Methodist Church July 11, 1926, age 13. In recent years he rededicated his life to the Lord Jesus Christ. Rufus is survived by his parents Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Smith; brothers EDDIE and ROY of Tishomingo; six sisters, Miss LETHA GWENDOLYN SMITH and Mrs. WILBUR WHITE of Tishomingo; Miss OKLA MAE SMITH and Mrs. TIP MAYFIELD of Oklahoma City; Mrs. RALPH MAYNARD of Durant and Mrs. FRANK COSTELLOW of Yukon. Funeral services were held at the First Methodist Church of Tishomingo, Tuesday, with Rev. A. A. PUCKETT of Talihina officiating, assisted by Rev. C. H. WARD and Rev. PHILIP PIERCE of Tishomingo. Burial in the Tishomingo cemetery arranged by Chapman funeral home. Pallbearers: ELMORE LYNN, BOB ARMSTRONG, MURRAY CORBIN, CHARLES DRY, JACK GILLIAM, CHARLES SMITH, WILLIAM ARTHUR KELTNER and Sgt. GLENN SCARBROUGH.
Thursday, November 19, 1942
Wapanucka News by Walter Dunn
After a long and lingering illness, WALTER HOLIDAY died at his home here Saturday. He was born in Lexington, Texas, Oct. 24, 1888 and moved with his parents to Dexter, Texas, and married Miss MAY VANTINE in August 1907. He came to Wapanucka in 1914 and engaged in the transfer business for years, later farming. On account of failing health, he was forced to retired last year. Eighteen years ago, he united with the First Baptist Church here. He was a member of the W. O. W. and had several offices. Surviving are his daughter, Miss BEULAH HOLIDAY of the home; two brothers, TOM and HOMER HOLIDAY of Stonewall; and other relatives. Services were conducted by Rev. MERRILL and Rev. CARTWRIGHT at the Baptist Church Sunday afternoon. Burial in the Rose Hill cemetery was beside his wife who preceded him in death in 1918.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. DRURY and family of Sulphur Springs, Texas, spent Friday and Saturday at the bedside of their uncle, WALTER HOLLIDAY. Others from out of town at his bedside: Mr. and Mrs. T. F. HOLLIDAY of Stonewall; HOMER HOLLIDAY of Stonewall; Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES ENLOE of Ada; Mr. and Mrs. BUFORD MYERS of Ada; Mrs. R. W. CHRISS of Stonewall and JEFF SCRIBER of Stonewall.
Card of thanks from the family of Walter Holiday. Signed BEULA HOLIDAY; TOM F. HOLIDAY, HOMER HOLIDAY; Mr. and Mrs. C. D. ENLOE, Mr. and Mrs. JEFF SCHRIBER, Mr. and Mrs. BEDFORD MYER, and Mr. and Mrs. R. W. CHRISS. (note the spelling differences)
Thursday, November 26, 1942
Tishomingo Pioneer Dies
WILLIAM SIDES, age 64, pioneer Tishomingo citizen, died at his home Saturday after an illness of several months. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Chapman funeral home chapel with Rev. M. D. GENTRY officiating. Burial was in the city cemetery.
MARY ELIZABETH LONG, four years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. OLIN LONG of Ravia, was placed in quarantine by the county health unit, and member of the household, Mr. and Mrs. JACK MCGEHEE… scarlet fever.
Long Time Resident of Mill Creek Passes Away
P. W. SOUTH, long time resident of Mill Creek, passed away at his home near Mill Creek, Wednesday. Mr. South, one of Oklahoma’s better known cattlemen, had been in poor health for months. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
VERNON PEXTON, age 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. THOMAS E. PEXTON, of Tishomingo, died suddenly of a heart attack at his parents’ home, Friday, Nov. 20. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Chapman funeral home chapel with Rev. PHILLIP PIERCE officiating, assisted by Rev. C. H. WARD. Burial was in the city cemetery.
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VERNON THOMAS PEXTON was born July 10, 1922 and died Nov. 19, 1942, age 20. Vernon was the second son of THOMAS and MARIAN PEXTON. He was a member of the Guthrie West Methodist Church since early childhood. He leaves his parents, brother EDWIN PEXTON, and sister KATHLEEN PEXTON both of Grand Rapids, Michigan; his grandfather, WILLIAM PEXTON; grandmothers, Mrs. VERNIE L. WITT of the home and Mrs. JENNIE PEXTON of Guthrie.
Wapanucka News by Walter Dunn
Sam Frye, the Wonder Man
SAM FRYE, a Wapanucka citizen, age 65, had the misfortune some 35 years ago to lose both of his hands. The accident happened with a stick of dynamite was discharged that he was holding. After recovering, he had a couple of artificial hands fitted that contained two hooks that he can easily remove. Since that time, he had made a number of instruments of gadgets that he place in the wrists and with them, there are few things he can not do. He is a bachelor and keeps house which is always neat and clean, cuts his own wood, lights the fire, removes the lamp chimney from the lamp, washes it, unscrews the burner and fills it, makes bread and does his own cooking, his own shaving, gathers pecans, raises a good garden and can handle an infant child and is a good shot with a .22 rifle. Sam says if they want him in the Army, he is ready to go and is sure he can get some of those Germans and Japs before they got him.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. CLARENCE JENKINS, across the swinging bridge, was completely destroyed by fire.
Former Tishomingo Woman Dies in Huntsville, Texas
Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Chapman funeral home chapel for Mrs. MARY FRANCES WILLIAMS of Holdenville. Mrs. Williams died at Huntsville, Texas, where she had been visiting. She and her family were formerly of Tishomingo, moving away about 25 years ago. Funeral services were conducted by Dr. JOHN A. CALLEN, Methodist minister of Holdenville, assisted by Rev. PHILLIP PIERCE of the Tishomingo Methodist Church. She is survived by five daughters and two sons. Burial was in the Tishomingo cemetery.
Thursday, December 3, 1942
Connerville Boy Seriously Injured by Gun Shot While Hunting
JOE WAYNE ROGERS, son of county commissioner PAUL ROGERS, of Connerville, was shot in the right leg near the hip, when a 12 gauge shotgun was being loaded by one of his hunting companions, WINFRED LANDE, in the pasture of PLES FERRIS, 4 miles south of Connerville last Saturday. The two boys along with PAUL JIM ROGERS, brother of Joe Wayne, had gone bird hunting…
Pioneer County Resident Dies in Oklahoma City
Mrs. NORA MCSWAIN ADAMS, pioneer Johnston County resident, died in an Oklahoma City hospital, Friday, Nov. 27, after a lingering illness. NORA MCSWAIN married GEORGE ADAMS in Johnston County in 1884 and lived for 2 years in Wells Valley, near Wapanucka. In 1886 she and Mr. Adams moved to what is now Bullard Chapel community where he operated a store for 2 years. In 1888 they moved to Tishomingo where Mr. Adams operated a drug store. He operated this business until his death in 1908. From his death to 1920, Mrs. Adams operated the store. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. ROBERT SHORT of Seminole and Mrs. KATE WEAVER of Iowa; one son, GEORGE ADAMS Jr. of Las Cruces, New Mexico. Funeral services were held in the Tishomingo Presbyterian-Christian Church Sunday afternoon, Nov. 29, with Rev. PHILLIP PIERCE officiating. Burial was in the city cemetery.
Wapanucka News by Walter Dunn
That big bird, known as the stork, is well acquainted with JESS BATES of Wapanucka; the stork has called and delivered 14 girls and 6 boys, a total of 20, the last trip a few weeks ago.
Thursday, December 10, 1942
Aunt Sallie Mulligan
SALLIE MULLIGAN, for 34 years a resident of Tishomingo, died at the home of her niece, Mrs. JOHN RAPER, in Ada, Friday, Dec. 4, after an illness of 3 years. Aunt Sallie, as everyone called her, was born June 8, 1862 and moved to Johnston County in 1908, making her home in Tishomingo. Surviving are one son, ROY, of Oklahoma City. Funeral services were held at the Chapman funeral home chapel Saturday, Dec. 5, with Rev. W. I. LOWE of Chandler officiating, assisted by Rev. M. D. GENTRY, Baptist minister in Tishomingo. Burial was in the city cemetery.
Thursday, December 24, 1942
Wapanucka News by Walter Dunn
Mrs. MARY STAGGS
Mrs. Mary Staggs, wife of ROBERT H. STAGGS, died Sunday afternoon in the home of her son in Bromide, She was born May 30, 1871 in Denton County, Texas, and married ROBERT H. STAGGS Dec. 24, 1888 in Denton, Texas. Mrs. Staggs was a member of the Christian Church, having united with the church at age of 20. Surviving are her husband; three daughters, Mrs. DICEY RAY of Pryor, Mrs. NORA FORT of Porterville, California, and Mrs. VIRGIE FOUNTAIN of Ada; four sons, GEORGE STAGGS of Van Buren, Ark., ONEY STAGGS of Tupelo, DEWEY STAGGS of Wapanucka, and RUBEN STAGGS of Bromide; 32 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the home, Monday, with Rev. PATTERSON and Rev. MERRILL of Wapanucka officiating. Burial in the Wells Valley cemetery arranged by Keith funeral home of Atoka.
Thursday, December 30, 1942
J. W. Cummings
Funeral services for J. W. CUMMINGS, age 82, who passed away Monday at the home of his daughter in Seminole, were conducted at the Tishomingo Nazarene church Wednesday with Rev. W. O. FELTS officiating. Gibson-Greer funeral home of Seminole had charge. Mr. Cummings had resided in Tishomingo since 1918. He was born in Mississippi, Dec 2, 1860 and spent his early life in that state. He converted and united with the Methodist, M. E. Church, South, in Sept. 1888 in Ebenezer, Miss. He was licensed to preach on July 6, 1902 at Goodman, Miss. Immediately following this, he moved to Bryan, Texas, where he was made an elder by Bishop KEY at Jacksonville, Texas. In 1923 he became a member of the Nazarene church in Tishomingo and followed the preaching profession in this church until recent years when he retired due to advanced age. In his younger days, he was a member of the Masonic lodge but was not active in recent years. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. I. D. BELL of Seminole, Mrs. N. W. COOPER of Sulphur and Mrs. J. H. CHAMBLIN of Sunray, Texas; one son, C. W. CUMMINGS of Gladwin, Michigan; one sister Mrs. ALICE NORRIS of Tishomingo, four grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers: ED STAPLETON, EMMETT KIMBROUGH, CLARENCE JENKINS, BOB WOOD, BUSTER MEHARG, and T. BONE KING. Interment was in the city cemetery.