McLennan County, Texas
February 1965


MART DAILY HERALD
FEBRUARY 05, 1965

 MCFARLAND, G.M. (HARRY)

PRAIRIE HILL NATIVE DIED THURSDAY

O. M. (Harry) McFarland passed away at his home in Prairie Hill, Feb. 4, at 7:30 a.m. Mr. McFarland was born in Robinson County, Feb. 12, 1882 and came to this vicinity in 1899. He was married to Miss Mattie Hardin in 1905 and they had made their home in Prairie Hill throughout their married life.
Deceased is survived by his wife; two sons, Delmar McFarland, and D. J. McFarland of Prairie Hill; one sister, Mrs. Alma Morris of Prairie Hill; three brothers, Wilbur McFarland and J. B. McFarland of Prairie Hill and Monroe McFarland of Waco; 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held in Prairie Hill at 2:30 Saturday afternoon.

MART DAILY HERALD
FEBRUARY 11, 1965

COX, MRS. J.C.
MOTHER OF MRS. T. W. SMITH DIES IN HOUSTON

Friends will regret to learn of the death of Mrs. J. C. Cox, mother of Mrs.T. W. Smith of Mart. Mrs. Cox, who has been ill for some time, passed away Wednesday, February 10, in a Houston nursing home. She was 72. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 00 p.m. at Chalk Mountain, near Glen Rose. Interment will follow in the cemetery at that place. Mrs. Cox had visited in Mart a number of times and had many friends here who recall that her last visit was Thanksgiving of 1964. She was a longtime member of the Baptist church and until failing health prevented, she was an active worker in its activities. She is survived by nine children, six sons and three daughters. Mr. and Mrs. Smith will meet the family in Glen Rose Thursday afternoon.

MART DAILY HERALD
FEBRUARY 19, 1965

 JOHN KATTNER DIES; SERVICES SET SUNDAY

John William Kattner, age 80 of Riesel died at 8:30 Thursday night.  Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Littlepage Chapel in Mart. Minister Paul Hopkins will officiate with burial in Riesel Cemetery.  Mr. Kattner was born Feb. 18, 1885 at Paige, Texas and moved to Copperas Cove in 1893. On Nov. 12, 1908 he married Ella Kunkel and they moved near Riesel in 1912 where he engaged in farming until 1948 when he retired and moved in town in Riesel.  He was a member of Meyers Memorial Methodist Church of Riesel. Family will be at the home of Milton Kattner at Riesel.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ella Kattner of Riesel; three daughters, Mrs. A.H. (Lydia) Daude, Copperas Cove, Mrs. Albert (Hilda) Gorgas of Waco, and Mrs. R.E. (Ruth) Koester of Raymondville; five sons, Reuben Kattner, 3416 N. 24th., Waco, Milton Kattner of Riesel, Leroy Kattner of Riesel, Wesley Kattner of Mart, and Raymond Kattner of Riesel; five sisters, Miss Hulda Kattner, Los Angeles, Mrs. Ernest Behrens, Copperas Cove, Mrs. Louise Hoff, Dallas, Mrs. Elmer Lotz of Berlington, Iowa, and Mrs. Steve Casey of Dallas; four brothers, Rev. F.C. Kattner, Fayettville, Ark., Rev. Albert Kattner, New Braunfels, F.O. Kattner, San Antonio, and B.A. Kattner, Seagoville; 20 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

MART DAILY HERALD
FEBRUARY 22, 1965

 MURPHY, MRS. LEE A.
MRS. LEE A. MURPHY FORMER MART RESIDENT KILLED IN AUTO ACCIDENT

Mrs. Pearl Stanley received word Saturday night of the death that afternoon of Mrs. Lee A. Murphy, who died from injuries received in a three-car collision near San Benito. Mrs. Murphy, a former Mart resident, had lived in San Benito for several years. The only other information The Herald was able to get was that funeral services will be held either Monday or Tuesday in Harlingen. Graveside services will he held at Calvary Cemetery in Marlin at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Mrs. Stanley went Sunday by plane from Waco to Harlingen.
A more detailed Account will appear in Tuesday's Herald.

MART DAILY HERALD
FEBRUARY 25, 1965

 NORRIS, MRS. W.E.
RITES FOR MRS. NORRIS ARE SET FOR FRIDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. W. E. Norris, who died at 1:10 a.m. Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. S. Chadwell, will be held at Littlepage Chapel Friday at 2:00 p.m. She was 88. Rev. John Harper will officiate with interment following in Waco Memorial Park at the side of her husband. Before coming to Mart some four years ago, deceased had lived in Waco since 1907. Her husband preceded her in death in 1949. Born at Richmond on November 11, 1876, Mrs. Morris came to Central Texas as a child and has lived in this part of the state ever since. Mrs. Norris was a consecrated Christian and was a member of the Methodist Church for many years where she had been active until the past few years. She was a church organist as a young woman.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Maxine Moody of Dallas, Mrs. O. T. Judy of Glendale, Calif., and Mrs. Chadwell; three grandchildren, Miss Barbara Moody of Beaumont, Mrs. Thadd Johnson of Waco, Sidney Chadwell of Mart; 10 great-Grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends who mourn her passing.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
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