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 Lou Alice <I>Baker</I> McCleskey

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Lou Alice Baker McCleskey

  • Birth 17 Feb 1894 Garner, Parker County, Texas, USA
  • Death 6 Sep 1966 Palo Pinto County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto County, Texas, USA
  • Plot C3 #66
  • Memorial ID 6446764

Funeral services for Ned G. McCleskey and Lou Alice McCleskey, husband and wife, who were killed in a head-on collision Tuesday night, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Parkers Street Baptist Church. The Rev. Harold Harris will officiate at the joint service. Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. McCleskey, 72, was born in Garner, Texas. Mr. McCleskey, age 69, was a retired fireman with Civil Service. He had also served on the Mineral Wells Volunteer Fire Department for many years. He was a veteran of World War I, the Masonic Lodge and Shrine. She was a member of the Eastern Star.

Both were members of the Parker Street Church and have resided in Parker and Palo Pinto Counties all of their lives. They had been residing in the Sturdivant community.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Melvin R. Appling of Scotsdale, Arizona; one grandchild; Mrs. McCleskey's brother, Millard Baker of Mesa, Arizona; a brother and sister of Mr. McCleskey, George McCleskey of Lubbock and Bess Turpin of Fort Worth; several nieces and nephews, including Pete McCleskey of Mineral Wells.

The couple was enroute to Scotsdale to visit their daughter when the accident occurred.

Services for Willard Doss who died in the same accident will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Carlock-Minnick Chapel. The Rev. R. B. Shiflet will officiate and burial will be in the Woodland Park Cemetery. ... - obituary

1. 1910 census - Parker Co., TX: Pct. #4, E.D. 78, p. 4B, 72/74.
2. Funeral Register (Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner).
3. Obituary, "Mineral Wells Index," 7 Sep 1966 & 8 Sep 1966.
4. Tombstone [Eastern Star emblem].


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  • Maintained by: Beckie Saar Leone
  • Originally Created by: Toni Turk
  • Added: 25 May 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6446764
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lou Alice Baker McCleskey (17 Feb 1894–6 Sep 1966), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6446764, citing Sturdivant Cemetery, Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Beckie Saar Leone (contributor 47783924) .