McLennan County, Texas
February 1972



MART HERALD
FEBRUARY 03, 1972

Axtell Rites for  Mrs. Zelda Milner

Mrs. Zelda Milner, 76, of Waco, died Saturday morning in a Waco hospital.
Funeral services were held at 230 p.m. Tuesday at Connally Chapel in Waco with Rev. R. C. Wylie officiating. Burial was in the Axtell Cemetery.
Mrs. Milner was a native of Shiloh and a Baptist. She had lived in Waco for the past 20 years. Survivors include three daughters. Mrs. Helen Holub of Route 7, Waco. Mrs. Brant Skelton of Woodcross,Utah, and Mrs. Milton Jungeman of Wolsey, S.D.; four sons, James H. Milner of Dallas, Marion Barnhart of Grantsville, Utah, Dennis M. Milner of Campbell. Calif., Dossie Earl Milner of Lufkin and Claude Milner of Redding, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Fred Kalbe of Wimberly, Mrs. Mildred Clements of Orange and Mrs. Ray Hyer of Kaufman; one brother, Joe Kerley of Yerba Linda, Calif.; sixteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR  JAMES A. HAYES CONDUCTED FRIDAY

James A. Hayes of Mart, died Wednesday, January 26, in a Marlin hospital. He was 80 years of age.
Funeral services were conducted at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon in Littlepage Chapel in Mart. Rev. W.H. Smith, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiated. Interment was in Kirk Cemetery east of Mart.
Mr. Hayes was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Baptist Church of Mart.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nora Bonner Hayes of Mart; and two sisters, Mrs. Wes Coker of League City; and Mrs. Ben Golightly of Houston.

MART HERALD
FEBRUARY 10, 1972


L. A. MOTT, FORMER MART RESIDENT, DIES IN DALLAS

 Louis Arthur Mott Sr., age 66, died February 8, in a Dallas hospital. He and his family were former residents of Mart, before moving to Wills Point.
He was a retired heating, air conditioning and plumbing contractor.
He is survived by his wife; four sons, Louis A. Mott Jr. of Houston, Arnold L. Mott-of Wills Point, Marvin L. Mott of Irving, and Charles F. Mott of Waco; one daughter, Mrs. Katie Louise Herod of Thorndale; four brothers, Roy Mott of Bastrop, Zeddie Mott of New York, Jessie Mott of Galveston, and Buster of Corpus Christi; one sister, Mrs. Bell Davis of Irving; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were conducted at the Wills Point United Methodist Church on Feb. 10.


MRS. KATIE HUDNALL BIG HILL NATIVE, DIED IN MEXIA

 Mrs. Little Katie Hudnall, 66, of Groesbeck, died Monday morning in a Mexia hospital.
Funeral services were held at 3 o'clock in the Kibler Chapel in Groesbeck with Rev. Jack Dabney officiating. Interment was in the Lost Prairie Cemetery in Limestone County.
Mrs. Hudnall was a native of the Big Hill Community. She was a Baptist.
Survivors include one son, Max N. Barrett of De Soto; one daughter Mrs. Thelma Davis Pope of Teague; one sister, Mrs. Georgia Harris of Mesquite; and six grandchildren.



MOTHER OF MARTITE DIES IN ITASCA

 Mrs. Mary C. Monthey, 77, of Elm Mott died Monday morning in an Itasca nursing home.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday in Kotch Chapel in West. Rev. Gene Allen officiated and burial was in Walling Cemetery near Malone.
Mrs. Monthey was born and reared at Malone. She had lived in Fort Worth and Waco for a number of years. She was employed as a cook in several restaurants while she lived in Waco.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Otto (Evelyn) Ceuche of Elm Mott; two sons, Ted Mandel of Mart, and Felix Mandel of Lacy-Lakeview; two brothers, Theodore Huse of Houston and Herman Huse of Malone; two sisters, Mrs. Tillie Huse of Houston and Mrs. Meta Mandel of Hillsboro; ten grandchildren and 11great-grandchildren


SERVICES FRIDAY FOR MRS. EULA WILLIAMS

 Mrs. Eula Williams of Riesel, died at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at a local nursing home.
Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Friday in Littlepage Chapel in Mart with Rev. Carroll Caddell officiating. Interment will be in the Riesel Cemetery.
Mrs. Williams was born June 29, 1880 in Hughes Springs, Texas. She married W. T. Williams in 1897 and had lived at Riesel since 1932. Mr. Williams died in 1921. Survivors include one son. T. E. Williams of Bossier City, La.; one daughter, Mrs. Norman White Sr. of Riesel; four grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.


MART HERALD
FEBRUARY 17, 1972


MRS. DOUGLAS DIES, FUNERAL ON TUESDAY

Funeral services for  Mrs. Ollie Josephine Douglas of Ben Hur were at Littlepage Chapel in Mart at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Rev. J. Henry Brown officiated and burial was in Kirk Cemetery.
Mrs. Douglas, 83, died Sunday in a Waco hospital. Mrs. Douglas was born in 1888 in Limestone.County and had lived in and around Ben Hur all of her Life. She was a member of the Ben Hur Baptist Church. She was married to John W. Douglas who died in 1839. Mrs. Douglas is survived by one son, R. E. (Bud) Douglas of Ben Hur; five daughters, Mrs. Blanche Coker and Mrs. Corita Robertson both of Ben Hur, Mrs. E. C. (Dollie) Burleson of Mart, Mrs. Nancy Blass
of Long Beach, Calif. and Mrs. Ollie Marie Henley of Houston; 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.



MRS. MARY E. SUMMERS, NATIVE OF FROSA, DIES IN HUBBARD


 Mrs. Mary E. Summers, 69, of Dallas, but who had been making her home in Coolidge for several months with her sister, Mrs. J.J. Beckham and family, died early Tuesday morning in a Hubbard Hospital.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 1 p.m.in the First Baptist Church of Coolidge. Rev. James Stiles officiated and burial was in Laurel Land Cemetery in Dallas.
Mrs. Summers was born on Feb. 1, 1903, at Frosa, near Mart, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ben Busby. She was married to W. E. Summers. He died several years ago.
She was a member of the Coolidge Baptist Church. Mrs. Summers had lived in Frosa, Dallas and Coolidge.
Surviving are six sisters, Mrs. Lena Richards, Mrs. Helen Bower and Mrs. Altee Shivers, all of Crockett, Mrs. M.H, Williams of Corpus Christi, Mrs. J. J. Beckham of Cooledge, Mrs. Jessie Burke of Mertzon; and one brother, Newman Busby of Mertzon.


FUNERAL SERVICES FOR GEORGE W. ARCHER CONDUCTED MONDAY

 George W. Archer, 77, of Mart, died Sunday morning in a Marlin hospital following a short illness.
Funeral services were held at 4 o'clock Monday afternoon in the Littlepage Chapel here with Rev. Arthur Anderson, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating.
Interment was in Kirk Cemetery east of Mart. Mr. Archer was born June 1, 1894 in Groesbeck. He was a retired farmer and grocer. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Mart.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. G.W. Archer of Mart; two sons, Jimmy Archer of Marlin and Donald Lee Archer of Houston; three daughters, Mrs. Nell Pass of China Spring, Mrs. Ouida Holland of Fort Worth and Mrs. Wanda Beavers of Palestine; one sister, Mrs. John Douglas of Ben Hur; one nephew, Rufus Archer; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.


FUNERAL RITES FOR OTTO KURETSCH

 Otto Kuretsch, 68, of Waco, was found dead in his car Friday morning outside the Trinity Lutheran Church in Waco.
Justice of the Peace John Cabaniss said Kuretsch's death was apparently the result of a heart attack. Mr. Kuretsch was a retired vice president of National City Bank in Waco.
M. J. Meyer told Waco police he was working inside the church at about 9 a.m. when he looked out a window and saw a car attempt to turn into the church parking lot.
He said the car missed the turn, hit a curb and came to rest on the lot. Meyer went outside to investigate and, as he approached the car recognized the driver as being Kuretsch, a member of the church. Meyer said Kuretsch had a history of heart trouble.
Mr. Kuretsch was born and reared in Falls County. He was educated in Riesel and at St. John's Lutheran College in Kansas. He married the former Selma Jander of Marlin in March, 1925.  When he went to Waco in 1923, Mr. Kuretsch began work as a filling clerk for the National City Bank. He retired as a vice president of the bank in 1969. He was a charter member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and was involved in church activities. He had served on most of the church's boards.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Mrs. A. E. Lyons of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Mrs. Philip E. Reid of Bend. Ore.; one sister, Mrs. Paul Abel of Riesel; one brother, Paul Kuretsch of Riesel and eight grandchildren.


MRS. KATE DONOHO OF ELK, DIES IN WACO THURSDAY

 Mrs. Kate Donoho, 83, of Route 1, Axtell, died Thursday afternoon in a Waco hospital.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church at Elk, Rev. Frank S. Miller officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery in Waco.
Rosary was recited Friday at 7 p.m. at Littlepage Funeral Home Chapel in Mart.
Mrs. Donoho was born Sept. 9, 1889, at Elk. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
Survivors are a son, Eugene Donoho of Axtell; a brother, Ed Moore of Axtell; and two sisters, Mrs. Otto Riggs and Mrs. Annie Yowell, both of Waco.


G. L. WOFFORD RITES CONDUCTED IN MEXIA

 Guy Lamar Wofford, 51, of Mexia died Thursday at his home, apparently of a heart attack.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday at Corley-Porter Chapel in Mexia with Rev. Ed Spivey officiating. Burial was in the Mexia City Cemetery. Mr. Wofford, a native of Frosa, was a long-time Mexia resident. He was the owner of the Wofford Barber Shop and a member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors are his wife, his mother, Mrs. Ella Mae Wofford of Rising Star; three sons, Gene Lamar Wofford of Texas City, Wayne Gary Wofford and John Samuel Wofford, both of Houston; three sisters, Mrs. Bob Elliott and Mrs. Alton Road, both of Cisco and Mr. B. A. Butler of Rising Star and five grandchildren.


MART HERALD
FEBRUARY 24, 1972


FUNERAL SERVICES FOR HARVEY BREITKREUTS CONDUCTED
TUESDAY

 Harvey L. Breitkreutz, 37, of Waco died early Monday morning in a Waco hospital.
Funeral services were held at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning in the Littlepage
Chapel in Mart with Rev. W. H. Smith officiating: Burial was in Mart Cemetery.
Mr. Breitkreutz was born in Leroy on May 31,1934. He was married to the former Carolyn Hawkins of Mart.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; two sons, Dennis and Jason both of Waco; one daughter, Patty of Waco; his mother, Mrs. Ella Breitkreutz of Marlin, three brothers, Leon Breitkreutz and Edwin Breitkreutz, both of Marlin, and Henry Breitkreutz of Mart; and one sister, Mrs. Charles Adams of Phoenix, Ariz.


BROTHER OF MARTITE DIES IN SAN ANGELO


Funeral services for  W. B. Burke of Mertzon, were held at 1 p.m.
Monday in the First United Methodist Church of Mertzon.
Mr. Burke, 83, died in a San Angelo hospital last Friday after a long illness. Mr. Burke was former county judge of Irion County. He was a rancher and member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Jessie Burke; one daughter, Mrs.Bill Carter of Mertzon; three sisters, Mrs. Jennie Pitts of Dallas, Mrs. Laura Brown of Coolidge, and Mrs. Werdna Moran of Mart; one brother, Guy Burke of Temple; and one grandchild.


FUNERAL RITES FOR MRS. SULLIVAN IN WACO MONDAY

 Mrs. Annie Jaynes Sullivan, 72, of Bellmead, died Friday morning in a Waco hospital.
Funeral services were held Monday at 2:30 p.m. at Connally Chapel in Waco. Rev. Jim Robinson officiated and interment was in the Valley Mills Cemetery.
Mrs. Sullivan was a member of the Wortham Bend Baptist Church.
She was born June 2, 1899, in Bosque County and had lived in Waco 26 years.
Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Pauline Ballard of Elm Mott, Mrs. Mardell Douglas of Bellmead, Mrs. Elnora Poole of Waco, and Mrs. Gueenel Holman of Marlin; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Hill and Mrs. Maude Alexander, both of Waco; a brother, Claude Jaynes of Waco, eight grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.


FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. FREDIA LUEDKE SLATED IN OTTO

 Mary Fredia Luedke of Otto died in a Temple hospital early Wednesday morning.
She was 77. Mrs. Luedke was born at Otto, October 19, 1894. Her husband, William F. Luedke died in 1965.
Funeral services will be held at St. John's United Church of Christ at Otto
at 2 p.m.Thursday, Feb. 24. Rev. Al Schwecke will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.
She is survived by one son, E.W. Luedke of Houston; one daughter, Mrs. Henry Haase of Otto; one brother, Walter Hommel of Waco; two sisters, Mrs. Walter Ludwig of Riesel and Mrs. Sam Hill of Houston; and two-grandchildren.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
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