SMITH, Mrs. Mary (Morgan) of Thorndale. Age 75. Died 3/21/1970. Services held (Monday) in Condra Memorial Chapel in Taylor. Burial in the Salty Cemetery near Thorndale. Rev. A.L. Cronk, pastor of 10th Street Methodist Church, officiated. Condra Funeral Directors in charge of arrangements.
She was BORN Mary Williams on 1/11/1895 in Alabama, the daughter of the late Jim & Elizabeth Broadway Williams. Came to Texas with her parents at an early age. Married Morgan Smith on 10/4/1914, he preceded her in death on 7/30/1968. Member of Trinity United Methodist Church and president of the WSCS of the church. Resident of this area for more than 60 years.
SURVIVORS: 5 daughters, Mrs. Murvle (Verlie) Ponder, Austin, Miss Margie Smith and Mrs. Bill (Johnnie) Gunter, Thorndale, Mrs. George (Willie Ruth) Ring, Ft.Worth, and Mrs. Antone (Mary) Gest of Rockdale; brother, J.L. (Jake) Williams, Elizabeth, MS.; 5 sisters, Mrs. Willie Mae Dickerson, Taylor; Mrs. Cora Wilder, Austin; Mrs. Jewel Besom and Mrs. Ruth McCleary, both of Temple; and Mrs. Novaleen Nyland of Gatesville; 9 grandchildren; number of nieces and nephews.