* May 17, 1945 - The Sikeston Herald (Sikeston, Missouri)
RITES TO BE HELD FOR JOHN RICHARD SAILORS
Funeral services will be con- ducted at the Dogwood church near East Prairie at 2 o'clock to- morrow afternoon for John Rich- ard Sailors, who died of dropsy last Monday at the home of a daughter at Chaffee soon after his arrival from California, where he had resided since last August. Rev. Ray Tallent will have charge of the rites. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Taylor service. Mr. Sailors was born at East Prairie November 28, 1882. He spent most of his life there and in the Sikeston community until last summer when he moved to California. He became ill in March and received hospitalization for several weeks. Feeling improved, he decided to return to Missouri and reached Chaffee only a short time before the end. The survivors include his widow, Mrs. fannie Sailors; five sons, Tobe, Mack and Joe, of Sikeston, J.D. of san Francisco, Cal., and Verlin Sailors, of Brigham City, Utah, and six daughters, Mrs. Bill Vaughn, Mrs. Paul Brown, Mrs. Andrew Jeffries and Miss Fadine Sailors, of San Francisco; Mrs. Ruth Gray of Charleston and Mrs. Chester Niswonger of Chaffee. All will attend the rites.