Sulphur, Murray Co., Oklahoma
Thursday, January 5, 1939
ALEXANDER PROFFITT 60 and Mrs. MARGARET CHRISMAN 38, both of Enid.
CHARLES R. CAMPBELL 24 of Ardmore and WILLIE JEAN WEBB 20 of Healdton.
LOWRANCE W. RITTER 21 of Ardmore and JEAN LORETTA CARTWRIGHT 18 of Shreveport, Louisiana.
C. K. JONES 26 of Oklahoma City and EVA ELDERTON 25 of Sulphur.
Mrs. Ward Passes
Funeral services for Mrs. MOLLIE EMILINE WARD, 71, who died Sunday, were held Monday at the Nazarene Church with Rev. R. E. MCCAIN officiating. Mrs. Ward died at the home on East Tishomingo, Sunday, Jan. 1. Interment at Oaklawn cemetery directed by Dunn funeral home. She is survived by her husband, Rev. J. W. WARD, son JAMES WARD; daughters Mrs. OLA WHITE and Mrs. JOSIE MILLER; nephew W. J. WARD, and niece, ELURA GOODNIGHT.
Iona Woman Dies
At the Iona school house Sunday afternoon, funeral services were held for Mrs. ADDIE MAY COATS, 65, who died at her home in the Iona community Jan. 1. Rev. C. E. SMOOTZ of Iona officiated. Mrs. Coats was born in Kentucky, July 16, 1873. Survivors are her husband, M. A. COATS; son O. B. COATS and daughter Mrs. R. R. RAY. Dunn funeral home was in charge.
Pauls Valley Man Killed
JIMMY ROLLISON, operator of a filling station and store near Joy, south of Wynnewood, was held in the county jail at Pauls Valley for investigation into the New Year’s day slaying of ROLEIGH LOONEY of Pauls Valley. DYROS LOONEY, cousin of Roleigh Looney, is a Sulphur resident and an employee of OTIS TINKLE at the Pep-Kola Co. Looney was shot once during an argument in which four men were involved outside of the Country Club clubhouse early Sunday morning. Rollison gave himself up to ELBERT CAMPBELL, constable, who was at the country club at the time of the shooting. … Funeral services were held for Looney at the Stufflebean funeral home at Pauls Valley by Rev. DON J. MILAM of the First Baptist Church with burial at Mt. Olivet cemetery there.
Mr. and Mrs. LEO RICHARD spent Sunday at Norman where they celebrated the 60th wedding anniversary of Mr. Richard’s aunt and unclke, Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES DUEFYAND(?).
Mr. and Mrs. CECIL COLE, who were married in Sulphur, Dec. 24, left for Mohawk, Arizona, to make their home. Before her marriage Mrs. Cole was Miss ELIZABETH FORD, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. ELMER FORD, well known here.
Malloy Last Rites
Funeral services were held Thursday in Stratford for ERNEST L. MALLOY, 41, who died at the University Hospital in Oklahoma City, Dec. 28, from a brain tumor. Rev. R. H. WEST, Baptist minister at Purcell, officiated with Frier funeral home in charge. Survivors are his wife, three children of the home address near Roff, his father, and brothers and sisters. Interment was in McGee cemetery.
Girl Found Dead
SHIRLEY A. PENNER, 20 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. PENNER of Mill Creek, was found dead near home Friday night with a fatal gunshot wound in her temple. The young art student at O.U. died from the shot of a .22 rifle which had been carrying and which must have fired when she accidentally dropped it…She was born in Johnston County on March 26, 1918 and lived all her life near Mill Creek..
Thursday, January 12, 1939
Mrs. R. J. JOHNSTON
Funeral services for Mrs. MARY A. JOHNSTON, 74, who died Wednesday morning at Hardy Sanitarium at Ardmore, were held this afternoon from the Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. E. F. WEBBER of Oklahoma City officiating and Rev. D. O. NORTHRIP of the Calvary Baptist Church assisting. Mrs. Johnston, who had been ill two months, was in the hospital for three weeks. MARY A. GILBREATH was born at Scottsboro, Alabama, June 8, 1865. When a girl of 16, she became a member of the Baptist Church. She was married in 1882 to R. J. JOHNSTON, and to this union were born nine children, five still living. The family moved to Okemah in 1909 then to Sulphur in 1927. Surviving are her husband, R. J. JOHNSTON of 1229 West Tishomingo, daughter Mrs. S. A. ROGERS of Sulphur; sons, D. W. JOHNSTON of Clarksville, Arkansas, WILLIAM G. JOHNSTON of Oklahoma City, V. A. JOHNSTON of Lubbock, Texas, and RALPH A. JOHNSTON of Houston, Texas; and ten grandchildren, including, JOE JOHNSTON of Sulphur, ORVILLE and VEVA JEAN ROGERS of Sulphur; her mother, Mrs. MARY E. GILBREATH; three brothers, NATHAN GILBREATH, GEORGE GILBREATH, and WALLAS GILBREATH of Paducah, Texas, and two sisters, Mrs. IRA HAWK of Paducah and Mrs. BUD NORMAN of Selma, Alabama. Active pallbearers: W. E. HILL, C. W. PURTLE, CARL KNIFFIN, COLLIE JAMES, HARDY CARTER and C. M. FINNEY of Okemah. … Interment at Oaklawn cemetery directed by Dunn funeral home.
Death came to ALBERT PEACOCK at his home in the Palace Ardena Hotel, shortly after noon today following an illness of two weeks, double pneumonia. Mr. Peacock was born in Anadarko, Aug. 11, 1903 where he lived until 1922 when he was employed in California on the Southern Pacific RR for years. In 1924 he came to Sulphur where his mother moved in 1922. Survivors are a small daughter, SHARLENE, and a sister Mrs. VASHTI WELLER both of Sulphur. Frier funeral home is in charge.
Deaf Child Dies
The body of little BOBBY JOE WARREN, 10 year old Deaf School student who died at the Sulphur clinic early Wednesday, was shipped to his home at Elk City for burial. The child, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. WARREN of Elk City, underwent an operation for appendicitis in the clinic a few days ago. He is survived by his parents, seven brothers and a sister. One brother is a student at the School for the Deaf here. Frier funeral home had charge.
Davis Gold Star Mother Is Buried
Mrs. SARAH ELLEN HUNT, 79, Davis, first of nine Davis Gold Star Mothers in Murray County to die, passed away at the family home in Davis Monday morning. … Mrs. Hunt, a member of the Methodist Church since she was 15 years old, had not been active in church because of her poor health. She was born April 2, 1859 in Pontotoc County, Mississippi, then went her family to Alabama shortly after the Civil War began. She was married to THOMAS JEFFERSON HUNT and the family lived at Elgin, Texas for some years. About 25 years ago, the family came to Davis where Mr. Hunt was a farmer and the family of six boys and two daughters were reared. When the World War broke out, four sons of the family enlisted. One, CHARLES E. HUNT, was killed in action on Sept. 28, 1918...Survivors include her husband; five sons, GEORGE, JEFF, PRICE, CLAUDE, and ANDREW; two daughters, Mrs. PERCY AYERS and Mrs. MAE E. OAKLEY, all of Davis, 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Green Hill cemetery. (details with the American Legion ceremony)
V. A. JOHNSTON of Lubbock, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. RALPH A. JOHNSTON, and DAN W. JOHNSTON of Houston, Texas, Miss VEVA JEAN and ORVILLE ROGERS of Norman, WILLIAM G. JOHNSTON of Oklahoma City, and D. W. JOHNSTON of Clarksville, Arkansas were among the relatives who attended the funeral of Mrs. R. J. JOHNSTON. D. W. JOHNSTON is the father of JOE JOHNSTON of the J. & J. Dry Goods Co.
Funeral for Local Woman
Funeral services for Mrs. LUCY TANKERSLEY, 77, who died at the home of her son, TONY TANKERSLEY, on West Wyandotte Ave. Saturday evening, were held Sunday afternoon at Dunn funeral chapel with interment at Oaklawn cemetery. Mrs. Tankersley was born 1861 in Madison County, Arkansas where she lived until she was grown. On Jan. 22, 1883, she married W. R. TANKERSLEY of Franklin County, Arkansas. For many years they lived in Franklin County where Mr. Tankersley was a farmer. In 1918 they moved to Sulphur and he entered the furniture business. Surviving are children, TONY TANKERSLEY and Mrs. ELLA BERRY of Sulphur, JAMES TANKERSLEY of Alma, Ark., JOHN TANKERSLEY of Fort Smith, Ark., Mrs. CALLIE BENHAM of Mulberry, Ark., Mrs. ETHEL SHELBEY of Branch, Ark., and Mrs. ANNIE MAINARD of Fort Smith, Ark.
Little Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mack Welch
Funeral services for little POLLY ANNETTE WELCH, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. MACK WELCH, who died at the home of her parents, 210 West 12th St., Sunday morning, Jan. 8, were held Monday at the Frier funeral chapel with Rev. DWIGHT O. NORTHRIP of the Calvary Baptist Church officiating. The baby, 11 months 11 days old, had a cold that developed to pneumonia. Pallbearers; BOB JONES, PAUL GOFFE, WINSTON LANGSTON and MACE HERNDON Jr. Interment was at Oaklawn cemetery. Survivors are the parents, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. ARNOLD and ED WELCH of Sulphur; aunts, Mrs. TOM WILLIAMS of Lexington, Mrs. ERMA TANKERSLEY of Sulphur; and uncles, M. J. ARNOLD, J. R. ARNOLD, R. M. ARNOLD, ROY ARNOLD, all of Oklahoma City, R. E. ARNOLD and SAM P. ARNOLD of Lexington.
Death came Monday night to Mrs. N. A. CASTLEBERRY of Ada, only sister of Mrs. O. A. BALLINGER of Sulphur. Funeral services were held in Ada for Mrs. Castleberry Tuesday afternoon.
Word was received here of the death of W. P. CRAWFORD at Mena, Arkansas, father of Mrs. ALICE HAMBY and grandfather of Mrs. ARCHIE VERNON, both of Sulphur.
Thursday, January 19, 1939
Last Rites for Mrs. Leonard
Funeral services for Mrs. JOSEPHINE LEONARD, 69, who died at her home Monday from a heart attack, were held Wednesday afternoon a the chapel of Frier funeral home, with Rev. J. C. HARRIS officiating, assisted by Rev. W.A. GOVETT. Mrs. Leonard had been in poor health for the past years. Born JOSEPHINE WEEMS on Oct. 19, 1869, she spent much of her girlhood near Dougherty in Indian Territory. In 1887 she married ABRAHAM M. LEONARD. To this union were born 12 children, nine living. Except for about five years in Arkansas, the family has lived in Murray County. Mrs. Leonard was a member of the First Methodist Church and a charter member of Order of Eastern Star. Survivors are seven sons, VICTOR and FRANK of Sulphur; ROY LEONARD of Odessa, Texas, ROSCOE LEONARD of Ada, MONROE LEONARD of Wilson, HENRY LEONARD of Steamboat Springs, Colo., MARTIN LEONARD of Ada, and two daughters, VIOLA LEONARD, a teacher at Gatlin, and EDITH LEONARD, a student at the state university at Madison, Wisconsin, and 17 grandchildren, a brother J. E. WEEMS of Sulphur and a sister Mrs. E. W. FAGAN.
Word was received here Friday night by Mrs. W. K. DUNCAN of the death of her uncle, W. H. STARK of Shawnee, who passed away at his home Friday night of pneumonia. Mr. Stark is the father of DAVE and HANK STARK, former Sulphur residents.
ELI HODGES 62 and Mrs. HALLIE CHADWICK 49 both of Sulphur.
ELLIS SALYER 22 of Route 3 Sulphur and RUBY MCDANIEL 18 of Dougherty.
CLARENCE SALYER 21 of Dougherty and ANNA BELLE PECKNIT 18 of Sulphur.
RAY A. ASHTON 25 and VERA IONE THOMISON 18 both of Ardmore.
January 26, 1939
CECIL R. TIDMORE 35 of Kenefic and AUDRIE HORTON 25 of Tishomingo.
GEORGE W. WESTROPER 64 and Mrs. ROSE ELLA GROOMER 53 both of Sulphur.
Prominent Business Man Buried
J. M. ECHOLS, well known Sulphur business man, died in the Sulphur clinic Wednesday morning, following a short illness. Mr. Echols was born in Center, Alabama, Sept. 5, 1859. He married FLORENCE THORNTOn July 6, 1896. They had two daughters, FLORENCE who did at age 11, and MARGARET, a teacher in public schools at McAlester for years. Mr. Echols was one of the old-timers here, moving to Sulphur 35 years ago when he bought the oldest hardware store here. In 1926, C. W. PURTLE purchased half interest in the store. He was a charter member of the St. Paul’s Methodist Church and active in church affairs. Funeral services were at the Frier funeral chapel this afternoon with Rev. ARMSTONG of Tuttle, former Sulphur pastor, officiating, assisted by Rev. LEONARD PAYNE, present pastor of St. Paul’s Methodist Church. City stores closed during the funeral. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Florence Echols, daughter Margaret Echols, and a nephew CLARENCE ECHOLS of Dallas. Interment was in Oaklawn cemetery.
63red Wedding Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. SHIVE of 1306 West Broadway Ave., one of the most devoted pioneer couples in Sulphur, celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary, Jan. 22, when their daughters Misses KATE and BERTHA SHIVE entertained in the family home. Mrs. SHIVE had previously celebrated her 83rd birthday Jan. 19. Attending were Mr. and Mrs. LUTHER SHIVE and daughter… (cut off copy).