McLennan County, Texas
THE MART HERALD
APRIL 16, 1915
Miss Della Crothers, age 32, died at her mother's home on South Main street Sunday afternoon, April 11, after an illness lasting several weeks.
Funeral services were held at the home Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock, conducted by Rev. J.W. Mayfield. Interment following in Mart cemetery.
Besides her mother, deceased is survived by a sister and a brother, Miss Ellen Crothers and Julius Crothers.
Mr. S. G. Edwards, age 72, died at his home near Bomartin, Texas, March 8. Deceased was father of Walter Edwards, Mrs. J. G. Murphy and Mrs. G.W. Hendrix of Mart. He had lived here for a time and many friends and
acquaintances regret to learn of his unexpected death. Mrs. Murphy and Walter Edwards attended his funeral.
The death of Mr. A. R. Fretwell, age 74, occurred Saturday April 10, at the home of his son. L.D. Fretwell, Mart, Texas.
Deceased was a victim of dropsy and his death was entirely unexpected, coming suddenly Saturday morning, and suffering was soon at an end. Short funeral services were held that afternoon at the home, conducted by Rev. C. E. Lindsey, following which simple yet touching tribute the body was borne to the train and carried to Iantha,Mo.,for interment in the family cemetery, beside the body of his wife who preceded him to the other world.
The following pall bearers served as an escort enroute to the station in Mart: W. G. Bailey, J. B. Schuford, H. L. Smyer, J. W. Marshall, E. G. Goforth and H. E. McDonough.
The body was accompanied on the trip by L.D. Fretwell and Glen G. Fretwell, son and grandson of deceased. Another son, Geo. R. Fretwel of Siloam Springs, Ark., with other relatives, were expected, to meet, them at the journey's end and pay the last tribute of respect to their loved one.
The mutual affection of Mr. Fretwell and sons was very marked. Having made his home a good portion of the time with his family in Mart for several years past deceased had come to be held in high esteem by all the friends of the family. His gentle speech and kindly demeanor won love and respect of all who knew him and though he lived to a ripe age, his departure is regretted and sympathy for their loss is felt for the bereaved ones.