McLennan County, Texas
June 1940
June 1940

JUNE 3, 1940

 Antonio Martinez, 11, drowned Saturday while swimming in Barron's Branch near North 2nd street. He was the first drowning victim of the season here. The accident occurred only a few blocks from the lad's home.

JUNE 10, 1940

Mrs. Martha Jenkins Dies at Riesel
Funeral services f or Mrs. Martha Emilins Jenkins, 84, who died at her home in Riesel Friday morning at 6 o'clock, were held Saturday at 10: 30 a.m. in Riesel. Rev. Olin Bean, pastor of the Riesel Baptist church officiated.

JUNE 19, 1940

"Mother" Wooten Claimed by Death
Mrs., Minora B. Wooten, 82, died at 11 :45 o'clock Tuesday night at the home of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. A. T. Wooten. "Mother" Wooten, as she was lovingly known, had not been in good health for several months, but she was able to be up when she suffered a stroke last Saturday at six o'clock. Mrs. Wooten was born in Mexia and had lived there until she moved to Mart, living in the home of her son, the late A. T. Wooten. She was early in life affiliated with the Methodist church and was an active church worker, serving several times as president of the Woman's Missionary society in Mexia. After coming to Mart, she served for years as a Sunday school teacher, retiring only when her health failed. She was always a devout Christian and a good Bible student, and an inspiration to all with whom she came in contact. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday morning from the Littlepage Funeral Home, with her pastor, Rev. J.C. Oglesby officiating.
Interment will be in Mexia cemetery, with Littlepage funeral directors, Mart, in charge of arrangements. Pall bearers: Millard Read, Kenneth Stephens, C. A. Beckham, Tommie Cain, M. G. McKey and George Wheeler.
Deceased is survived by a granddaughter, Mrs. Taylor Kemp Jr. of Wharton; two nieces, Mrs. W. F. Brown of Dallas and Mrs. Delia Bryan, Mexia; two nephews. Ray McGee of Mexia and Frank McGee of Dallas, and her daughter-in-law, Mrs. A. T. Wooten.

JUNE 27, 1940

Mrs. Sarah Castleberry Claimed by Death
Mrs. Sarah Castleberry, 77,died at 11 o'clock Wednesday morning, June 26, at the home of her son, J. M. Castleberry, route 3, Mart. Mrs. Castleberry was born in Mississippi and had lived there until she moved to Mart about eight years ago. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. R. Castleberry. who passed away in December, 1936. Funeral services we're conducted Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Littlepage Funeral Home, Mart, Rev. Leslie W. Rogers, Baptist pastor, officiating. Interment in Mart cemetery, with Littlepage funeral directors in charge of arrangements.
Deceased is survived by four sons: Dell and Chester Castleberry of Mississippi, J. M. Castleberry of Mart, and H. T. Castleberry of Navasota; two daughters, Mrs. W. P. Alien, route 1, Mart, and Mrs. L. H. Carver Franklin; and a host of other relatives and friends who are grieved by the passing of this good woman.
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