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Obituaries from The Southwestern Advocate 1939
El Paso. Two granddaughters survive: Mary Harris and Mary Martha Harris. Her brother, E. M.
Reese, also survives.
Mrs. R. L. Hobbs of Weatherford, Texas died on May 14, 1939. She is preceded in death by her
husband, R. L. Hobbs. They are survived by their daughter Mrs. G. W. Shearer, wife of Rev.
Geo. W. Shearer of Clovis, New Mexico.
Mr. W. Lee Dowlin, banker and merchant of Windom, Texas died on May 17, 1939. Survivors
include his wife, Mrs. W. Lee Dowlin, his mother, Mrs. W. H. Dowlin, and two sisters, Mrs.
Geo. Schnabel, and Miss Ruth Dowlin.
June 8, 1939
Rev. A. W. Waddill, aged 61, died in Snyder, Texas on March 9, 1939. He was born near
Fredericksburg, Texas on September 28, 1877. Funeral services were held at First Methodist
Church in Snyder on March 10, 1939. He was the son of Rev. and Mrs. Sam W. Waddill.
Survivors in include the widow, three sons and a daughter by a previous marriage, two brothers
and three sisters. The children are: A.W. Waddill II and Joe P. Waddill of Houston, C. Hugh
Waddill of Dallas, and Mrs. Reginald Baird of Stamford. Brothers are Seth Waddill of
Bentonville, Arkansas, and Sam Wright Waddill of Plainview, Texas. Sisters: Mrs. Lou Ella
Heard, Mrs. Mattie McLaughlin and Mrs. Ocie Haines, all of Plainview.
Mrs. Mary Annie Mayo was born in Early County, Georgia, on August 21, 1854. Her family
moved to Texas when she was four. She had 10 children, all went to college, and nine became
teachers. She was laid to rest in the nearby Spurger Cemetery.
Mrs. Laura Burrows King died on December 31, 1938. She was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs.
H. M. Burrows, born near Paris, Texas, on July 31, 1873. She is survived by her husband F. A.
King, two sons, Dr. Frank L. King of Texarkana and John H. King of New Boston, two
daughters, Mrs. Webster White and Mrs. Joel McKee of New Boston, five grandchildren, one
great- grandchild, and 1 brother, George Burrows of Texarkana. Burial was in Hillcrest,
June 15, 1939
Mrs. David Wright, nee Miss Elizabeth Clarendia Swain, was born on March 31, 1857, in
Alabama and died on June 3, 1939. Her family relocated to Erath County in 1857. In 1875, she
married Mr. David Wright. They had four children: Mrs. Emma Devenport (deceased), Mr. W.
W. Wright of Dublin, Mrs. Mattie Parks of Ft. Worth, and Mrs. Georgie Morton, Ft Worth.
June 22, 1939
Mrs. Verna Miller Ayres, wife of Rev. H. C. Ayres, died from an accident while stationed in
Tunda in the Congo Mission, Africa, on June 5, 1939. She is survived by her husband and her
mother, Mrs. E. H. Miller of Richmond, Va.
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