Mrs J M Whitson 82-Year-Old Lutie Resident Dies
Mrs J M Whitson, 82-year-old Lutie woman, died at her home there Saturday, May 18, after a serious illness of nearly eight months duration. She had lived in that community for 33 years and was one of its oldest and most beloved residents.
Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at the Church of Christ in Wellington, with Minister Loyd Smith of Lawton, OK, in charge. Pall bearers were Paul Starr, Ray Hyman, Selba Rainey, Gene Glenn, I 0 Ruby and Elmer Hiett. Hymns were "On Jordan's Stormy Banks", "Where We'Il Never Grow Old", "God Will Take Care of You," and "Safe in the Arms of Jesus."
Burial was in the Wellington cemetery with the Ellis Funeral Home in charge.
Mrs Whitson was before her marriage Susie Caroline Bagwell, the daughter of Euphamia nnd Wiley G. Bagwell. She was born in Alabama on May 12, 1864 and observed her 82nd birthday on Mothers Day. Mrs Whitson grew up in that state and was married there to J M Whitson December 21, 1879. Ten children were born to that union, all of whom survive.
They continued their residence in Alabama for many years, during the time their children we're young. Then, in 1913, they left Tuscaloosa, where they had resided for a considerable period of time and came to Collingsworth County. They settled in the Lutie community which they made their home from that time on.
Devoted alike to her home, family and friends, Mrs Whitson drew about her many who relied on her for guidance and inspiration and comfort. Despite her advancing years, she remained young in spirit as well as in actions.
Mrs Whitson obeyed the Gospel in 1884 at Flatwood, Alabama and was a faithful member of the Church of Christ from that time on. At the time of her death, she was a member of the church at Wellington. She was active in church work for as long as she was able and contributed much to the religious life of her community.
Surviving Mrs Whitson are her husband, J M Whitson; and the ten children: Mrs J Crosbyton, Mrs Hattie Stanley of San Angelo, Mrs F P Day of Dalhart, Mrs D W Kelley of Oklahoma City, Mrs Charles Aydelotte of Lubbock, E D Whitson of Panhandle, J C Whitson of Fort Worth, J N Whitson of Clinton, Okla., T B Whitson and A S Whitson of Lutie. Also 23 grandchildren, 19 greatgrandchildren and many others.
The Wellington Leader
Thursday, Thursday, May 23, 1946
James Monroe Whitson
James Wilson Bagwell
Mary F. Bagwell Baker
Margarette E. Bagwell Christian
Elijah Hudson Bagwell
Nancy Ann Bagwell Whitson
Elizabeth Jerusha Bagwell Karrh
Marion Randolph Bagwell
Sallie Bagwell Dunn
William Wiley Bagwell
Nannie Belle Whitson Dobbs Reynolds
Hattie Whitson Stanley
Myrtie Z Whitson Day
Sweetie Whitson Kelley
Ernie D. Whitson
Tom B Whitson
Al Stanley Whitson
Erlene Mooney Whitson Aydelotte
John Cooke Whitson
James Norfleet Whitson
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