Esteene Carlyle King and Nina Mae Simpson King
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Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, June 30 at 4 o'clock at the residence for Esteene C. King, 50, who died in the Veterans Hospital at Amarillo Sunday, June 29, at 1 a.m. after an illness of short duration.

Mr. King who was born at Gatesville, Texas, September 12, 1896 was married to Miss Mae Simpson at Hickory, Iola. July 14, 1929. They moved to Spur November 12, 1945 and bought the Henry Alexander home where they resided at the time of his death. Mr. King was a rural route carrier. Only living here a short while, Mr. King has made many friends who will mourn his passing.

Services held at the residence were conducted by Rev. Lester L. Hill, pastor of the First Methodist Church, he was assisted by Rev. C.N. Gilbert, pastor of the First Baptist Church. Interment was in the Spur Cemetery with Chandler Funeral Home in charge.

Pallbearers were Durwood Woodward, M.H. Costolow, N.C. Howen, A. Griffin, Clay Edwards, and Bud Ratliff.

Mr. King is survived by his wife and one son, Joe King, and one daughter, Sue King, both at home. His mother, Mrs. Glance King, Gatesville, Texas; one brother, Joe B. King, Memphis, Tenn.; three sisters, Mrs. E.C. Reeves, Terrell, Texas, Mrs. H.R. Sanders, Gatesville, Texas and Mrs. Erno Feller of Austin. Two aunts and one uncle also survive.

©The Texas Spur, July 3, 1947
Transcribed February 22, 2005 by DCHC members

Memorial services for Nina Mae King, 96, of Plainview will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 28, 2003 at the First United Methodist Church in Spur with the Rev. Larry Burton officiating. Private interment will be at Spur Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Campbell Funeral Home in Spur. She died Monday, Feb. 24, 2003. [in Plainview]

Mrs. King was born October 19, 1906, in Little Rock, Arkansas. She married Esteene C. King on July 4, 1930. He preceded her in death on June 24, 1947. She worked for the Spur Post Office for 23 years before she retired. Mrs. King moved to Spur in 1946, where she joined the First United Methodist Church and was a member of the choir and quilting guild. She enjoyed playing the piano, various types of needlework, reading, friends and swinging on the front porch swing.

Mrs. King is preceded in death by three brothers; two sons, one an infant who died in 1935 and Joe M. King, who died July 21, 1994.

She is survived by one daughter, Sue Hartman of Palmdale, Calif.; one sister, Corrine Webb of Marfa, TX; one niece of Castroville, Texas; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

©The Texas Spur, Thursday, February 23, 2003, page seven 2003

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