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Rufus Polk Barnard, Sr
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Birth: Oct. 24, 1891
Death: Nov. 17, 1968

Longtime Area Resident,
R. P. Barnard, Sr. Dies

R. P. Barnard, Sr. 77, of O'Brien, died Sunday at 5:00p.m. in the Knox County Hospital in Knox City after a brief illness. Services were conducted Monday at 2:30p.m. from the O'Brien Baptist Church with the Re. Larry Young, pastor of Beckley Avenue Baptist Church in Dallas officiating, assisted by the Rev. W. A. Park, pastor. Interment was in the O'Brien Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home. Born October 24, 1891 in Union Grove, Alabama he came with his parents the late Dr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Barnard. He married Mattie Richards in July 1925 in Haskell County. Mr. Barnard was a retired farmer and a member of the O'Brien Baptist Church. Survivors incl;ude his wife; one sone, R. P. Jr. of Knox City; three sisters, Mrs. Lillian Vannoy of O'Brien, Mrs. M.P. Cornett of Portales N.M. and Mrs. Velma Barnard Tillinghast of Garland; and five grandchildren. Pallbearers were D. S. Gothard, S. J. Reeves, Jr., Weldon LaDuke, Harold Emerson, Ed Stanfield, Billy G. Johnston, and F. A. Johnston. 
Family links: 
  Joseph Woodville Barnard (1863 - 1911)
  Ella J. Ferguson Barnard (1864 - 1944)
  Edrie Richards Barnard (1905 - 2000)
  Rufus Polk Barnard (1927 - 2004)*
  John Frank Barnard (1887 - 1960)*
  Rufus Polk Barnard (1891 - 1968)
  Claud Alvin Barnard (1893 - 1966)*
  Lillian Estella Barnard Vannoy (1896 - 1976)*
  Herman Adkins Barnard (1901 - 1967)*
  Velma Barnard Tillinghast (1904 - 1978)*
*Calculated relationship
O'Brien Cemetery
Haskell County
Texas, USA
Plot: North Side
Created by: Shawn The Grave Hunter
Record added: Oct 10, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7970040
Rufus Polk Barnard, Sr
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Rufe, I still remember our stays in the hospital together. It seems as we were always in there at the same time. We had a lot of interesting talks. I should say as interesting as you could have had with a nine year old. Hope yall are having a great get to...(Read more)
- kay daniel
 Added: Sep. 19, 2004

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