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Bettie Ann Pickerel Luttrell


Lynn County News, January 1911

Gone To Rest

Mrs. J.W. Luttrell died at her home south of Tahoka Sunday morning, Jan. 8th at 2 o/clock. She had been puny for sometime with a severe cold. She grew worse Saturday and acute pneumonia set up which was the immediate cause of her death.

She had been a sufferer of neuralgia, which seemed to aggravate her cold. Her death came as a dreadful shock to the family as she herself did not think her illness serious.

She leaves a husband and seven children to mourn her loss. Mrs. King of Yoakum county received the news of her mother’s death by telephone Sunday morning and came right home from Brownfield where they were visiting when the message came. Mrs. Traweek of near Fluvanna who could not be reached by wire, was notified Monday when a car from Post City brought the news. Mr. and Mrs. Traweek left their home after 11 o’clock and arrived at the Tahoka Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Mrs. Mayfield of New Mexico was not notified in time for the funeral as she is in poor health and they were afraid the shock would be too much for her if the message arrived by wire. The other children were at home at the time of the mother’s death.

Mrs. Luttrell was a native of Missouri and removed to Kansas about 15 years ago where they lived until 7 years ago when they moved to Lynn County.

Mrs. Luttrell was a member of the Methodist church until a few years since when she united with the Christian church, of which she was a consistent member. She was a devoted mother and a good, dutiful wife, and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Her vacant chair will cast a shadow of sorrow in the stricken home.

We join the many friends in sympathy for the bereaved ones

Provided by Faye Nordyke Kennedy

Contributed by John King.