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Obituaries from The Southwestern Advocate 1939
pastor, officiating, assisted by Dr. S. S. McKenney, presiding elder, and Dr. J. W. Mills, pastor
of Marvin Church.
February 23, 1939
Mr. W.C. Ward, born on January 8, 1863, in Tennessee, died September 8, 1938, in Marietta,
Oklahoma. Survivors include, his, wife, 7 children, 7 brothers and sisters. Services were held in
Marysville Methodist Church and officiated by the deceased's nephew, Rev. T. A. Fowler.
March 2, 1939
Mrs. Bettie Thomson died on December 27, 1938, in Vernon, Texas. She is survived by her
children: Mrs. S. H. Puryear of San Antonio, Mrs. H.W. Norwood of Vernon, Mrs. B.P. Beaty of
Wichita Falls, and Mrs. Hines Clark. Interment is in the Cromwell Cemetery.
Jefferson Davis Dobbins was born in Spartanburg, S.C. on April 5, 1858, and died on February
3, 1939, at his home in Ft. Worth. He is preceded in death by his wife. Survivors include three
daughters: Mrs. R. W. Price of Corpus Christi, Miss Ruth and Miss Lucy Dobbins of Ft. Worth.
Mr. Dobbins was laid to rest in the Greenwood Cemetery.
Rev. Sam E. Allison died in late February, 1939. He was married to Miss Irma Carlton in 1905.
She and daughter Mrs. Bob Page of El Paso survive him.
Mrs. J. W. Coulter, nee Miss Nannie Robinson, was born on June 22, 1851 in Nashville,
Tennessee. She died on September 26, 1938, at 4:00 AM in her Bryan, Texas, home. She is
survived by daughter, Mrs. Dona Carnes and son, Walter Coulter.
Mary Josephine (Colquitt) Sherrard was born July 13, 1852, in Georgia, and died in Albany,
Texas, on February 2, 1939. She married Nathan Sherrard, Sr., on January 17, 1878, in Ruston,
Louisiana. They had four children: Mrs. Lizzie Muse, Mrs. Elma Elliot, and Nathan Earl
Sherrard Jr., all of Albany, Texas, and Annis Sherrard, deceased.
Mrs. J. H. Phillips of Pinehill, Texas, died on February 22, 1939. She was married to Rev.
Phillips of Pinehill Methodist Church.
Samuel Eli Acker of Jacksonville, Texas, died on February 23, services were held in
Jacksonville. He is survived by his wife, three sons: Mayor Tom E. Acker, C. D. Acker, and A
.G. Acker; one daughter, Mrs. Carlton Odom, all of Jacksonville; and one brother, B. A. Acker of
Judge J. B. Haynes, 79, of Cleburne, Texas. Funeral services were held at Main Street
Methodist Church on February 24, 1939. Survivors include his wife: two daughters, Mrs. Lee
Bettle of Cleburne, and Mrs. George Chappell of Borger; three sons, Marvin and Eberhardt of
Washington D.C., attorneys; and Rev. A. C. Haynes of the First Methodist Church of Haskell,
Texas; two brothers, Frank Haynes of Atlanta, Texas, and Tom Haynes of Hanna, Oklahoma.
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