|Birth: ||Jul. 26, 1907|
|Death: ||Aug. 9, 1960|
Northwest Arkansas Times 9 August 1960
Noble Thomas Drane, 53, was found dead at his City Park cabin at 7:10 this morning, County Coroner Edmond P. Watson(?) ruled his death "due to natural causes," saying no inquest would be necessary.
The body was found by taxi driver Joe Lathe(?) of the Yellow Cab Co., who was sent to the cabin after Drane failed to report to work at 7 o'clock. Lathe used cold water in an attempt to revive Drane, who had been employed by that cab company for four days.
Lathe then summoned Sheriff ? Spencer, who said Drane "looked as if he'd been dead two or three hours."
Members of the Drane family told Spencer and Watson that the well-known Fayetteville resident had been suffering from heart trouble "for some time."
The dead man also was employed by the University, and had been living in his City Park cabin for about nine months.
A native of madison County, he was born July 26, 1907, a son of John and Martha O'Neill Drane. Surviving in addition to the parents, who now reside in Fayetteville, are one son, Walter Lee Drane of Fayetteville; two daughters, Mrs. Clara Ann Marsh of ?, and Mrs. Lucy Wright of ?, Texas; six brothers, Trey, Bill, Robert, Fred, Maury and J.D. Drane, all of Fayetteville; and two sisters, Mrs. Page ? of Fayetteville and Mrs. Thelma Russell of Needles, Calif.
Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Thursday morning at the Nelson Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Mr. Aldren(?) of Mt. Zion Revival Center officiating. Burial will follow in McCord cemetery.
Bessie Saulsbury Drane (1907 - 1938)*
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Record added: May 17, 2011
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