Mrs. Auvenshine, 80, Died at Abilene, was Buried at
Mrs. R. AUVENSHINE, about 80 years of age,
died at the home of her daughter at Abilene Wednesday of
last week and Higginbotham Bros. & Co. undertakers went
there to bring the body back here for burial, which
occurred at Stagg Creek cemetery, near Beattie, the day
following. The deceased had been a resident of
Hamilton, Coryell and Comanche counties for more than 60
years. She was a life-long Baptist and her old friend
and neighbor, Rev. J. M. STRICKLAND, conducted the
funeral service. Her husband, Uncle Dick AUVENSHINE,
died some four years ago. The family lived at Beattie
for many years.
Mrs. D.T. Williams Critically Ill
Mrs. D.L. WILLIAMS, better known as Aunt
Jule, is very ill at the home of her brother, J.T.
YOUNG. Aunt Jule is a pioneer citizen here, and her
many friends hope for her speedy recovery.
Dave FINKLESTINE’s residence is attracting
visitors by reason of a beautiful Wisteria vine in full
bloom. The vine is large and has not a leaf on it as
yet. Large purple raciness of lustrous flowers present
a gorgeous spectacle.
Mother of De Leon Man Died in Ala. Was Known Here
Fred ADCOCK received the sad message
Wednesday of the death of his mother, Mrs. J.T. ADCOCK,
which occurred at the old family home near Alexander
City, Ala. Death came as a result of paralysis, the
attack occurring a year ago from which she never
recovered. Mrs. ADCOCK was 66 years of age. She was
Mr. and Mrs. ADCOCK visited relatives and
friends here at De Leon some 13 years ago. While on
this visit, Mr. ADCOCK died while here and was buried
here. Many people from Alabama now living in this
county knew Mrs. ADOCK, the family being prominent. She
visited in the Nath NABORS home and with others.
There were 11 children born into the ADCOCK
home, one being dead. Fred ADCOCK has lived here at
DeLeon for a number of years and has many friends who
Mrs. Weaver Hostess
The Bridge Club was entertained Thursday
afternoon at the home of Mrs. Herbert WEAVER. The rooms
were decorated with vases of lilac and sweet peas.
High score for the afternoon went to Mrs.
A delicious plate of chicken salad, potato
chips, crackers, hot cinnamon rolls and iced tea was
served to the following: Mmes. Jeff TATE, E.L. LOCKE,
John WEAVER, S.G. PARKS, W.H. SMITH, Henry Grady SHARP,
J.C. CAYCE, R.N. HILL, W.P. WEAVER, Everett HANSFORD,
Misses Evelyn COX, and Imogene MAYO.
Mrs. TATE will entertain April 4 with a
night party for the members and their husbands.
The J.J. HORN residence. Close in. Modern
Conveniences. Rent Reasonable. See C.V. SINGLETON at
– Black sow, weighed about 350 lbs. Left home at
Buffalo, March 17. Reward – Mrs. Maggie COAN, Proctor,
Mrs. Y.L. DABNEY is ill this week and her son, Taylor,
is here from school at Stillwater, Okla., where he is in
his senior year. Mrs. DABNEY was reported some better
Miss Addie Gayle MIXON, who has been attending school at
the Teachers College, Denton, is at home for a while.
Robt. TERRILL, who has been the past five months at El
Paso, went to Deming, N.M. about a week ago. He is in
that section for the benefit of his health.
Mr. and Mrs. John W. JONES and little grand-daughter,
Dorothy Jean ROSS, Grandpa JONES, Mrs. COLEMAN, and Miss
Jessie Mae BOHANNAN of Hico, were here Tuesday and
attended the funeral of Frank ROSS.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur HOOD have moved back home, after
living in Abilene the past number of years.
Mr. and Mrs. B.J. PITTMAN attended an Odd Fellows
Convention in Greenville this week.
Mr. and Mrs. J.A. DENMAN have gone to Lamkin to visit
Mr. and Mrs. Ab DENMAN.
Mrs. M.D. WHEAT and Mr. and Mrs. Roy WHEAT have gone to
Ft. Worth where he will undergo a physical examination.
W.C. CHRISTOPHER and Denman ALEXANDER have gone to
Houston where Mr. CHRISTOPHER has employment.
Mrs. Brown SHAVER has returned to her home at
Hebronville after a two weeks visit with her daughter,
little Miss Dorothy SHAVER and other relatives.
Mrs. A.E. WESSON was in Breckenridge last week attending
the District Baptist Training School and visiting
Mr. and Mrs. J.W. WALTER of Ft. Worth, Mr. and Mrs.
Marshall STERLING and children of Georgetown and Miss
Lillian PITTMAN of Dallas attended the funeral of Mrs.
Mrs. T.J. SHAVA and Mrs. J.W. CHAMBERS of Waco were here
last week and attended the funeral of their mother and
grandmother, Mrs. J. Doss MILLER.
Mrs. NELSON of Abilene is visiting in the home of her
parents, Rev. and Mrs. J.M. STRICKLAND.
Miss Mary BIBBY has returned home after a visit with her
sister, Rev. and Mrs. BERRYHILL at Houston.
Mrs. Lucian McCLELLAN, who lives at Kerrville, has been
visiting for some days in the home of her sister, Mrs.
Mrs. W.J. IRVIN entertained in the home of Mrs. W.R.
MOHON Wednesday March 22nd with a 42 party.
There were four tables of this interesting game.
Delicious refreshments consisting of a salad course was
served to following members and guests. Mesdames A.M.
ALLEN, E.H. BOULTER, O.M. BUCHAN, J.F. DONOHUE, Dee
BELL, E.G. and J.H. GRIZZELLE, Sam SELF, C.L. LIGHTFOOT,
W.T. JETTON, Appleby, W.R. MOHON, F.T. DANIELS, J.G.
CAYCE, E.H. ROGERS.
by Mrs. Roy C. Lindley
Mr. Dock LINDLEY is in the Dublin Hospital suffering
with a broken arm and other injuries received when he
fell from the bull wheel while working at the well on
the Scott ranch of this community.
Many of the old friends and neighbors as well as the new
ones are glad to have Mr. Henry EVANS and his family
back in the community. Mr. and Mrs. EVANS and two
children, Morgan and Cynthia, have moved back to their
old home here. They have lived in Abilene for a number
of years. Miss Cynthia EVANS has taught several years
in the Grammar school of Desdemona.
Comyn was well represented at the County Meet at
Comanche Friday and Saturday, both by contestants and
spectators. We are very proud of the record made by the
contestants since they brought home three of the first
place cups, and came within four points of the other
Those who won points in the literary work and won both
of the literary cups are named below: Clare ALSTON won
first in county and class B Billie MARTIN won second
place in boys sub-junior declamation. Voncile ALSTON
also won first place in the County in junior girls
declamation. Royce RIPPETOE won third place in boys
junior declamation. High school was represented in
girls declamation by Mary Ruth TURNER, senior, and
Christine PAINTER, junior; both winning third place.
The High school boy declaimers were Sam STRONG, senior,
and John FLOYD, junior. John won second place. Sam won
The sub-junior spellers were A.M. DERRICK and Ruth
DICKEY. They won third place. The junior spellers,
Sybal DICKEY and Marjorie BRUMBELOW won first place.
The senior spellers, Ima FLOYD and Christine PAINTER,
tied for first place.
The Arithmetic team, Dessie BARKER and Marie VINSIN, won
Billie COWAN won first place in class B and in county in
essay writing in the senior division. Annie Lois DRY
won second is essay writing in the junior division.
The girls debate team, Myrle DAVIS and Minnie Myrle
THIEBAUD, won County Championship. The boys debate
team, Morgan THIEBAUD and Wade HODGES, won first in
In singing, Comyn won all three first places. There
were the Grammar School Glee Club, the Grammar School
Choral Club, and the High School Glee Club.
The music memory team, Faustine GEORGE and Ola Mae
GORMAN, also won first place in the county.
Miss Neva DAVIS and Mr. Haskell HAZZARD were married in
Blanket Monday morning, March the twenty-seventh. Rev.
HENDERSON of that place said the ceremony. They were
accompanied by Mr. Clyde THOMPSON.
Mrs. HAZZARD is the charming daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.
DAVIS of this community. Mr. HAZZARD is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Tom HAZZARD. Both have lived in this community
all or the greater part of their lives, went to school
at and both starred on basketball teams for their
school. They are both very popular young people of this
community and have many friends who wish for them the
most happiness and success.
by Pauline Ray
Mr. and Mrs. J.R. OTWELL and family visited their
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nath NABORS of Oliver Springs
Mr. and Mrs. Beth DYSON have returned to their home at
McCamey after having spent their vacation with relatives
in this community and at De Leon.
W.B. RAY and daughter, Pauline, accompanied their mother
and grandmother, Mrs. E.W. RAY, to Dallas Sunday, where
she will visit Dr. and Mrs. J.H. RAY and family a few
days before returning to her home at Alexander City,
by Miss LaVeda Macon
Carl MACON from Soda Springs visited homefolks Saturday.
The honor roll for this month is: Third Grade- Wayne
MAHAN, Troy Dean McCLELLAN, Adonis KIMMELL. Fourth
Grade- Oll’ Marie BLANKENSHIP, Wanda CARR, Wanda Marie
THOMAS, Bonnie Fay CUMMINS, Wesley KIMMELL, J.C.
McADAMS, Durwood PARK.
Last Sunday evening the Senior B.Y.P.U. elected new
officers for the next quarter. The following were
elected: President, Mildred MILLER
Vice President, Elaine BARKER
Secretary, Wilma MILLER
Corresponding Sec., Oleta MACON
Treasurer, Ina Mae TARRANCE
Bible Readers’ Leader, Modess WEST
Group Captain No. 1, Omer MOORE
Group Captain No. 2, Opal HOWARD
Myrtle May LAWRENCE is visiting her grandfather, Mr.
by J.L. Bishop
Mr. Lofton BISHOP and Ray OZLETREE of Houston have been
visiting Mr. and Mrs. J.L. BISHOP.
Mr. A.L. GUNN of Comanche spent Sunday with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J.C. GUNN.
Mr. Carl WATSON of John Tarleton spent the week end with
Mr. and Mrs. Lesley STANLEY are the proud parents of a
Mr. Riley WARREN and Pete BREWER of Duster spent the
week end with Mr. Arthur WARREN and family.
Mr. and Mrs. J.B. BLACKWELL of Sipe Springs are moving
into our community.
by Mrs. Anna WILSON
Mr. W.T. WILSON had word the past week from Mrs. Jess
McCORD, his sister, telling of the death of her
husband. Mr. and Mrs. McCORD visited here often in the
years that are past.
Mr. and Mrs. Blond MORLAND and Peggy Jo, of Longview,
and Mr. and Mrs. Virgil BATTERSHELL of Fairy visited
their parents here the past week and attended the
funeral of their grandmother, Mrs. Doss MILLER.
Mrs. W.T. WILSON had a severe ill spell the past week,
but is much improved at this time.
Mr. R.L. PAIR received word from Mrs. John DENMON of
Breckenridge stating the death of their daughter. Mr.
and Mrs. DENMON formerly lived here, moving to
Breckenridge several years ago. The daughter left two
small children. Mrs. DENMAN will care for the
children. Friends here of theirs are in deep sympathy
People of this community showered Mr. and Mrs. Alvis
KIMMEL Thursday. Many nice and useful gifts were given
and all enjoyed a nice evening in their home here.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry BLASSENGAME and two children, and Mr.
E. BLASSENGAME all are visiting their parents here.
Miss Odell KILGORE of Dublin visited her sister and
family here the past ten days.
Mr. A.J. CUMMINS visited his daughter, Mrs. Ed LAWRENCE
of near Hico Wednesday and Miss Myrtle returned here for
a short visit.
Several from here attended the funeral services of Mrs.
Doss MILLER Thursday in De Leon.
Mrs. J.W. THOMAS is visiting her son Jim and family in
by Miss Iris Warren
John DOMINY went to Chaney Saturday to visit his sister,
Miss Modess DOMINEY who is very ill.
Mr. and Mrs. Dolph SMITH and children of Gorman visited
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Press SMITH Tuesday.
Mrs. Thelbert MORRIS and baby visited her sister, Mrs.
Calvin SWAN of Gorman last Monday.
by O.H. MOORE
The fine weather of the past week has given everybody an
opportunity to do farm work. Corn planting is about
finished except on the sandy land. Gardens have begun
to look like springtime.
Mr. W.N. KOONCE and sons, Jack and W.D. were in Dublin
on business Saturday.
Mr. Ray ROBBINS of Hico visited his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. O.S. ROBBINS Sunday.
Mr. Roy DUNLAP of Salem visited with Mr. and Mrs. A.J.
Miss Lillian ROBBINS entertained a number of young folks
with a party. Price and Hazel JOHNSON of Lingleville
and Mr. and Mrs. Sam PRICE of Victor were among the
guests. All reported a very enjoyable time.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond LINDLEY entertained the guests with
luncheon Sunday: Mr. and Mrs. Marvin COX, Mr. Howard
HOOVER of Stephenville, Mr. and Mrs. O.S. ROBBINS, Mr.
and Mrs. W.A. LINDLEY, Misses Zora BAKER and Erica
WHITWORTH and Allisen BURTON.
Miss Arline BROWN of Gorman visited her grandmother,
Mrs. W.A. LANE, Saturday and Sunday.
Misses Ruthel RILEY and Evelyn LANE and Mr. Alton LANE
visited in Gorman Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. S.O. McKINNEY accompanied by Mrs. Lizzie
WINNEGAR and son, Kelton, spent Thursday visiting with
Mr. and Mrs. J.C. McKINNEY of Frankell.
The J.H. Adams Sunday School Class elected officers for
the coming year last Sunday. Miss Erica WHITWORTH was
elected president and Miss Bartene MOORE Vice-President,
Miss Mildred McKINNEY, secretary and Miss Emogene ADAMS
assistant secretary. This class under the direction of
Mr. ADAMS has had a remarkable success and attendance,
there being something more than twenty young folks
W.N. KOONCE and family and others from this community
attended the funeral of Mrs. J. Doss MILLER at De Leon
Mrs. W.L. MOORE has been critically ill at her home for
the past week.
Miss Zora BAKER had as her guests at a picture show
party at De Leon Monday night all the 10th
grade class of this school.
Mrs. Lizzie MOORE has returned home after an extended
visit with her children.
Mr. and Mrs. Wayland SEALS of Desdemona, who were
recently married, attended singing here Sunday afternoon
and Mr. SEALS played several selections on his guitar
for the audience.
Mrs. Elmer PAYNE of Waco is visiting her mother, Mrs.
W.C. McGUIRE this week. Also Mrs. M.A. McGUIRE of
Lingleville is visiting with Mrs. McGUIRE and family
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