Arthur Waite, 76, of Iberia died unexpectedly while fishing last Thursday afternoon. He left his home here during the afternoon and when he failed to return, a searching party with flashlights was sent out along the Tavern Creek. He was found about 150 yards up the creek from what is known as the Brumley Bridge.
It appeared that he suffered a heart attack en-route to his favorite fishing spot, since he still held the fishing pole in his hand, and had suffered similar recent attacks.
Until a short time ago he and his family lived in the Hickory Point community, but after he was no longer able to tend his farm he built a new home in town and he and his wife lived here since that time.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Sept. 30 at 2 p.m., at the Iberia Christian Church with Bro. Thomas F. Ross officiating. Interment was made in the Hickory Point Cemetery near Iberia. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Hedges Funeral Service of Iberia.
Arthur Garfield Waite, son of John and Ellen Waite, was born Nov. 2, 1880, and departed this life Sept. 27, 1941, at the age of 70 years, 10 months and 25 days. Mr. Waite was born near Iberia and spent all but 14 months of his life here.
On December 8, 1903, he was united in marriage to Della Bond and to this union six children were born. One son, Ned, passed away at the age of 8 years. Also, two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.
Those left to mourn his passing are his wife, Della; four daughters, Mrs. Clarice Shelton, Mrs. Mattie Blankenship, Mrs. Fern Burks, all of Iberia, and Mrs. Artie Guill of Gary Indiana; one son, Allen of Salina, Kans.; three sisters, Mrs. Etta Livingston and Mrs. Ethel Livingston of Iberia and Mrs. Mildred Livingston of Sequim, Wash.; two brothers, Elmer of Eldon and Walter of Gary, Indiana; 19 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
In January of 1898, he became a member of the Baptist Church at Hickory Point and was one of its most active members for more than 50 years, serving as a deacon, Sunday school superintendent, teacher, and song leader. Two years ago he placed his membership with the Iberia Christian Church, and has worked with that church since that time.