Mr. D.A.Skates (Scates) Obit
A Good Man Dead
"The announcement Tuesday morning of the death of Mr. D. A. Skates, which occurred at the family home about nine miles east of town, was received here with genuine regret.Mr. Skates was in his usual health early in the morning, but shortly after reaching the cotton field complained of a pain in the chest and went to the house after a dose of medicine.The family was attracted to the house by a noise from him and found him sitting on the bed gasping for breath.He expired within a very few minutes after the family reached his side.
Mr. Skates was an old timer of this section and stood high in the community and among all who knew him.He was about 60 years of age and leaves a wife and four or five children, nearly all grown.The new of his death came as a severe shock to the people here and all join in expressions of sincere sympathy to the bereaved relatives."