Murl Foreman and Ruth Eleanor Foreman
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Murl Foreman, Espuela farmer was killed in an automobile wreck near Idalou last week. He was 45. He was the brother of C.D. Foreman and the son of W.F. Foreman, Spur.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 3 p.m. in the First Methodist Church. Rev. Cal Wright officiated. He was assisted by Rev. C.W. Parminter, Big Spring.

Interment was in Spur Cemetery with the Masonic Lodge in charge of graveside services.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Foreman and five children, all of Spur. Mrs. Merla Watson, John David Foreman, Mike Foreman, James Foreman, and Paula Foreman. Two sisters, Mrs. Al Coleman, NM, and Mrs. J.D. Wiles, Seattle, along with five brothers: M.M., Al, L.D., Clarence and Walter.

Pallbearers were G.L. Delisle, Harold Karr, Sterling Stivers and Perry Ubanks, Toby Collett and Cecil Estep.

©The Texas Spur, December 5, 1957
from the records of Lillian Grace Nay

Funeral services for Ruth Eleanor Foreman, 63, were held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church. Church pastor, Rev. Archie Echols, officiated at the service.

Mrs. Foreman died August 14, 1977 in Methodist Hospital, Lubbock. A member of the Methodist Church, she came to Dickens County in 1917. She married Murl Foreman in 1936. Mr. Foreman died in 1957.

Survivors include three sons, John D. Foreman and Michael Foreman, both of Spur. James R. Foreman, Houston, two daughters, Mrs. Merla B. Watson, Spur and Mrs. Paula Crausbay, Sweetwater; three brothers, Harold Spivey, Hawthorne, Calif.; James Spivey, Dallas and Joe Spivey, Billings, Montana; two sisters Mrs. Randall Jones, Lubbock; Mrs. Bob Henry, Las Vegas, NM. Six grandchildren also survive.

Pallbearers include Armon Fitzgerald, Cecil Estep, Max Alldredge, David Albin, James Sharp and Don Ramsey. Burial was in Spur Cemetery.

S©The Texas Spur, August 18, 1977
Transcribed by Kay Laster;    from the records of Lillian Grace Nay

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