Suggested edit: J. D. "Jim" Pickens, 77, was a former member of the Texas House of Representatives and former Jones County deputy clerk and Justice of the peace. He was a veteran of World War I. Following his discharge from the US Army he began public accounting in Anson. J.D. Pickens married Mabel Fry on 11 August 1922 at Anson, Texas.
In 1925, he became Deputy County Clerk of Jones County and was elected County Treasurer in 1926. He served as State Representative from District 115 and as Justice of the Peace of Jones County Precinct 1 from 1933-1944. He was a member of the County Selective Service Board during World War II. In 1933, he operated an automobile business in Anson and in 1936, he entered the real eastate and loan business until his retirement in 1966. He was a member of Anson Masonic Lodge 575 and the First Presbyterian Church.
Survived by his wife; two sisters - Mrs. W.S. Harper and Mrs. Calvia Keith; several nieces.
August 27, 1969
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Mabel Fry Pickens
1901–1985 (m. 1922)
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