Friday Evening, March 12, 1943
Boys in the Service
J. B. HEARD Jr., son of Mr. and Ms. J. B. HEARD Sr. of Hobbs, New Mexico, and a former Hardin-Simmons University student and varsity footballer, is a prisoner of war of the Japanese in the Philippine Islands. The War Department recently informed Mrs. Heard that her son, a sergeant member of New Mexico’s 200th Coast Artillery anti-aircraft, is a prisoner of war, but that perhaps some personal letters may now be mailed through the International Red Cross. Mrs. Heard in a letter asks that the HSU Cowboy Ban play “When the Lights Go on Again,” dedicated once a motn to the Hardin-Simmons boys of the blue start and “a special chorsus played softly for the boys of the gold stars.”
June 26, 1954
Mrs. W. S. HEARD
Goree, June 26: Mrs. W.S. HEARD, 83, Goree resident since 1896, died about 10:30 p.m. Friday at her home here. She had been in ill health for a number of years. Funeral will be at 9 a.m. Sunday at the First Methodist Church with Rev. WALTER C. HADLEY, pastor, officiating. Assisting will be Rev. J. W. BAUGHMAN, retired Methodist minister, and Rev. S. E. STEVENSON, Goree Baptist pastor. Burial will be in Goree Cemetery under direction of Lanningham Funeral Home.
Mrs. Heard was born July 15, 1870 near Marietta, Georgia. She married W. S. HEARD in 1896 in Georgia. They moved to Goree that year. Mr. Heard died in 1947. Mrs. Heard was an active member here in the Methodist Church.
Survivors include three sons, HUGH, EUGENE and Dr. J. G. HEARD, all of Houston; three daughters, Mrs. INEZ CARTWRIGHT of Alpine, Mrs. ALMA REEVES and Mrs. LUCILLE ROBINSON, both of Goree; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
December 23, 1934
Mrs. ABE MEYER of Roswell, New Mexico is a guest in the home of her sister, Mrs. C. METZ HEALD, and Mr. Heald. She will go Monday to San Angelo to join Mr. Meyer for a visit with his relatives. Mr. and Mrs. D. K. HEARD and three children have returned to their home in Houston, after a visit in the Heald home. Mr. HEARD is a brother of Mrs. HEALD and Mrs. MEYER.
Sunday, March 22, 1970
Mrs. LEE FOSTER HEARD
Mrs. LEE FOSTER (LUCY JANE) HEARD, 89, of 601 Brownwood, Abilene, died at 11 p.m. Friday in a Lamesa nursing home. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Newnie W. Ellis Funeral Home Chapel in Midland with Rev. J. B. BITNER, Jr., pastor of Southside Baptist Church of Monahans, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Mindal.
Born April 2, 1880 in Comfort, she was reared near Junction. She moved to Midland with her family in 1891 and married LEE FOSTER HEARD June 23, 1902. Mr. Heard died in 1942. They ranched southeast of Midland and also owned and operated a grocery store and café in downtown Midland. Mrs. Heard moved to Abilene in 1951 and had been living with a daughter there until three months ago when she moved to Lamesa. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Midland.
Survivors include three sons, LEE of Odessa, ALLEN of Monahans and DOAK of Deming, New Mexico; two daughters Mrs. VAN TURNER of 601 Briarwood and Mrs. LELA M. CRAWFORD of Lamesa; three sisters Mrs. AGGIE GREEN, Mrs. ZUDIE HOLLOWAY and Ms. MAG PATTON, all of Midland; eight grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.