Of interest, famous lawman David M. "Bud" Ballew is buried in the Lone Grove Cemetery.  Bud Ballew was a well-respected lawman of early Carter County.  He first entered law enforcement in a special service under Buck Garrett (who is buried at Rose Hill Cemetery).  In 1912, he became Deputy Sheriff under Buck Garrett.  According to historians, he was 5'11" and had red, curly hair.  He was involved in several killings for the defense of law abiding citizens - cases of which he was acquitted.  He had two interesting virtues:  he would not smoke a cigarette and he would not attend a movie.  Bud served as Deputy Sheriff until 1922.  In 1924 in Wichita Falls, Bud was killed by another lawman.  The circumstances his death were never completely clear.  Bud Ballew was survived by his wife, Fannie, and son, Doris.  Fannie later married a Dr. Tidmore, but is buried beside Bud.

 

 

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