McLennan County, Texas
February 1950

FEBRUARY 1, 1950


Mr. and Mrs. Luther Hargrove attended the funeral and burial services of her father, Richard O. Sharp, in Waco on Saturday.

FEBRUARY 8, 1950


Our community was saddened on Thursday of last week by the death of Mrs. Abb Smith, who passed away in the home of her daughter, Mrs. R.W. Kirkpatrick in Tyler, Thursday, Feb. 2. The body arrived here Friday, and funeral services were held Saturday. Rev. Mr. Hatchell officiating. Surviving are her husband, Abb Smith; four sons, W. E. Smith of Edmonton, Canada; F.B. Smith, Waco; R.L. Smith, Tyler, and G.W. Smith, Prairie Hill; two daughters, Mrs.
R.W. Kirkpatrick and Mrs. A.J. McClintock of Tyler. Pallbearers:  Audie and Eason Denton, Gene Ives, F.W. Calloway and Herschel Russell. Burial in the local Cemetery.

FEBRUARY 13, 1950


John Lillard, who lived here for ten years with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Horace Lillard, before moving to California, died Feb. 2 from injuries received in an automobile wreck on Jan. 27 near Cortez, Calif. It was thought that he was not seriously injured, and he returned from the hospital to his home in Dolores, Calif. On the night of Feb. 1, his condition became suddenly worse and he died soon after being taken to a hospital. Deceased was co-owner and manager of the Dolores Motors in Dolores.  Survivors include his wife and one child of Dolores, his parents, 1414 E.E. Ave East, Los Angeles 22, Calif., and four sisters.

FEBRUARY 15, 1950


Mose Garcia, Long-Time Resident of Community, Dies

Mose Garcia, 62, died suddenly Tuesday afternoon from a heart attack.
According to reports, Garcia, accompanied by his step-son, Travis Rivas, was returning to his home near Kirk when the fatal attack occurred.  Date of funeral services is not yet definite, but the services will be held at the Kirk Baptist church, with R.Q. Harvey of Mart officiating. Interment in the Kirk Cemetery.

Mose Garcia was born in San Marcos and had been foreman of the R. Blackwood farms for the past 32 years. He was a highly respected citizen of the community and had many friends in Mart, who will regret to learn of his passing. He is survived by his wife, a son; two daughters, three step-sons, and two sisters.  Littlepage of Mart in charge of arrangements.

FEBRUARY 16, 1950


Burney Whitfield Pinkard, Former Mart Resident Dies

Burney Whitfield Pinkard, 63, father of Mrs. Jim Massey and F.W. Pinkard, both of Mart, died Tuesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R.L. Bachofer of Salina, Kan.  He lived near Mart until eight months ago, when he moved to Kansas. The body will arrive in Mart over the Missouri Pacific Lines Friday morning, and funeral arrangements are pending. Interment in Mart Cemetery.
Littlepage in charge of arrangements.

Survivors:  His widow, Liddie; one son, F.W. Pinkard, Route 2, Mart; two daughters, Mrs. Jim Massey of Mart and Mrs. R.L. Bachofer of Salina, Kan; three brothers, G.F. Pinkard of Corsicana, William Pinkard of Houston, and Grady Oran Pinkard of Wortham; one sister, Mrs. Bertha Briggs of California.

FEBRUARY 20, 1950


Masonic funeral services will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Mart Cemetery for Bro. John M. Crump, member of Boggy Lodge No. 739 at Teague, who passed away Sunday afternoon. Members of Mart Lodge No. 636 are urged to attend this service.
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