McLennan County, Texas
August 1920

AUGUST 06, 1920

The death of Jesse M. Plemons, age 27 years, occurred at 6 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, 1920, following an illness of many weeks duration, which had its beginning in a case of the "flu" last winter.
It is another instance of the good dying young. Everything possible was done to preserve life, but to no avail. Besides the parents, wife and baby son, Jack Mayfield, deceased is survived by a sister, Mrs. Oscar Frazell and four brothers, Lon, Herbert, John and Luther Plemons. These, with other relatives, have the sincere sympathy of a host of friends who join in mourning the loss of their loved one.
Jess Plemons was the soul of honor, industrious, faithful and true to every trust. He has been a consistent member of the Baptist Church for the past 12 years, and an enthusiastic member of the Baraca class.
He is reckoned as one of the best farmers of this section, having his crop in good condition, and was never afraid of work. He was ready to go, showing an optimistic and cheerfulness up to the end that will ever be a consolation to his loved ones. His chief regret was expressed as that of leaving his good wife and sweet baby so early in life.
Funeral services are announced for 3 p.m.Thursday at the Baptist church, to be conducted by Rev. J.W. Mayfield, former pastor of the deceased, who by his request had left Brownsville Tuesday evening to come to his bedside, but did not arrive until Wednesday afternoon. The following will serve as active pall bearers: J.C. Rogers, J.A. Leddon, Jack Folley, Earl B. Smyth, Walter Dunn and B.D. Cain. All the other members of the Baraca class are counted as honorary pall bearers, Dr. C.E. Smith being president and Dr. I.F. Cannon teacher of the class.

A large concourse of friends and acquaintances attended the funeral of Jess Plemons this (Thursday) afternoon, at three o'clock, at the Mart Baptist Church. Impressive services were conducted by Rev. J.W. Mayfield, former pastor and warm friend of the deceased, now living at Brownsville, assisted by Pastor T.S. Armstrong of the Mart Methodist Church. Pastor A.L. Leake could not return from Oklahoma in time to attend the funeral. Many beautiful floral offerings attested the regard and appreciation of friends who thus gave expression.
Interment was made in Mart cemetery following the service at the church.
The bereaved ones have the sympathy of a host of friends.

AUGUST 13, 1920

 Miss Rebecca Mann Dies.
A telegram was received Wednesday by W. F. Moore telling of the death Monday in Cleveland Ohio of Miss Rebecca Mann. The body will reach Galveston Thursday night and interment will take place there probably Friday morning. Miss Mann was a niece of Dr S. E. Shelton, and was known to many having visited here often. She was a sister of Edgar Mann, formerly of Waco and now city attorney of Wichita Falls.---Waco News-Tribune. Mart friends regret to learn of the death of Miss Mann. She with her sisters. Misses Josephine and Judith Mann, and brother Edgar Mann, formerly lived in Mart and deceased for several years taught school here. She was a lovable young woman and friends of the family sympathize with them in their bereavement.

 W. W. Barnett Dies.
W. W. Barnett, age 64, one of the prominent citizens of Limestone county, died at his home at Oletha at 7 p. m.. Wednesday, Aug. 11. Funeral at Thornton Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Interment Thornton cemetery.
Many from Mart plan to attend.

Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Luper sympathize with them in the loss of Mrs. Luper's father, Jas. M. Wylie, who died at their home Sunday morning at six o'clock. His death came after a lingering illness. The funeral occurred at two o'clock this afternoon at the Luper residence east of town, and the service was conducted by Revs. T. S. Armstrong, and R.J. Taylor. The body was shipped to Kopper, Texas, on the afternoon train, for interment. The active pall bearers were B. J. Hunter, Rev R. J. Taylor, P. W. Wheelis, T. H. Hulan, Frank Foster and R. D. Rogers. Deceased was a Confederate veteran and a man of sterling character. The bereaved ones have the sympathy of their friends.
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