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Mother of Fourteen Succumbs Thursday
Unknown newspaper/date - contributed by Pat Gee, transcribed by Ron Henson
Mrs. Rena Pigg, 43 year old mother of 14 children, died at
a local hospital last night at 6:40 following a 10 day’s illness. The deceased
was the wife of Luther Pigg and had resided with her family in Silo for the past
Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock at Cox’s chapel, with the Rev. Jeff Shelton officiating. Arrangements are in charge of Gus Pool and Son funeral home.
Mrs. Pigg was a life-long member of the Baptist church and besides her husband, is survived by eight sons, John, Cleo, Leon, Virge, Joe, Junior, all of Silo, Alvis Brow and Tommy, Mead; and six daughters, Mrs. Bessie Washer of Hugo and Dorothy, Mildred, Annie, Lois and Joyce, all of Silo.
William Timothy Odell
War Veteran Buried Today
Unknown newspaper, 1942 - contributed by Pat Gee, transcribed by Ron Henson
William Timothy Odell, 49 year old Bryan county war veteran, died at the Veterans bureau hospital in Sulphur Monday after a long illness. His home was at Mead where he had spent almost his entire life except for the time he was in army service during the World war.
The body was returned here by Gus Pool and Son, and funeral services were held at the Mead cemetery this afternoon with Rev. Renard Looyengoed officiating. Gus Pool and Son had burial directions in the Mead cemetery.
The deceased was born at Hugo July 15, 1892. He was engaged in farming.
Survivors are his father, H.S. Odell, Caddo, two sons, John Carroll and Kenneth, Mead, three daughters, Evelun, Aline and Verlene Odell, Mead, one brother, Gordon Odell, Wassetta, and two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Gammons, Flagstaff, Ariz., and Mrs. Gertrude Hays, Daisy.
James F. Spring
James Franklin Spring
Unknown newspaper, unknown date - contributed by Pat Gee, transcribed by Ron Henson
James Franklin Spring, aged 53 years, died suddenly as result of a heart attack Friday night about 9 o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Green Thompson here where he was rooming. He had been working all day and was preparing to make a motor trip out of town when he was stricken.
The deceased, member of the Choctaw tribe, was born near Hugo, March 5, 1881. He has spent practically his entire life in Oklahoma and for the past eleven years has been land appraiser for the Indian department.
He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. A.W. Walker, Dallas, Mrs. J.B. Brown, Chickasha, Mrs. Richard Anderson, Talihina, and Miss Fairy Spring, Chickasha, and one son, Harold Spring, Chickasha.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Holmes funeral home chapel, with Rev. E. Hotchkin officiating. Burial was in highland cemetery.
Sam M. Croley
Sam M. Croley Dies At Silo
Unknown newspaper, 1941 - contributed by Pat Gee, transcribed by Ron Henson
Sam M. Croley, prominent farmer of the Silo community, died Thursday night in the University Hospital, Oklahoma City, where he had been undergoing treatment for the past month. Mr. Croley, who was 60 years of age, had been in bad health for more than a year.
He had resided at Silo for 40 years, moving there from Mead, where he spent his early life.
Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Anna Croley, six daughters, Mrs. Univey Burke, Mrs. Beulah Peoples, Mrs. Laura Slaton, Mrs. Lucy Hayes, and Wilma Lee and Lillie Croley, all of Silo; two sons, J.R. and Sam D. Croley, also of Silo, two brothers, Floyd Croley of Silo, and Dave Croley of Armstrong, and a sister, Mrs. Ola Hickey, of Bethany.
transcribers note: handwritten on obit, "Aug. 1 - 41"
William F. Talley
William F. Talley
Unknown Newspaper, unknown date - contributed by Pat Gee, transcribed by Ron Henson
William F. Talley, aged 71 years, prominent Bryan county dairyman and stockman, passed away at the family residence west of Durant yesterday afternoon at 1:30. His death was due to a stroke of paralysis suffered about a week ago.
Deceased was a member of the Presbyterian church and had resided in this state 35 years. He was born in Winston county, Miss., Oct. 2, 1868.
Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at 2:30 at the Silo cemetery with Rev. W.M. Sholl officiating, assisted by Rev. Dewey Gentry.
Survivors are his widow, two sons, Muriel Talley, Durant, and Marvin Talley of home address, on [sic] daughter, Mrs. Frankie Hart, Durant, one sister, Mrs. J.R. Jarrell, Durant, four brothers, Mr. Eddie Talley, Silo, Mr. Marion Talley of Thomas Chapel, Everett Talley, of Taylor, Texas, and I.C. Talley, Jefferson, Texas, and three grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Ralph Ownby, Joe Brown, J.R. Jarrell [rest of the obit unreadable].
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