Oscar Marion McGinty and Montie Draper McGinty Foster
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Funeral services for O.M. McGinty, 53, prominent Dickens county rancher who died Monday morning, Dec. 1 in a Levelland hospital, were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday Dec. 2, in the Spur Church of Christ.

McGinty died from a combination of leukemia and anthrax and had been hospitalized four weeks before his death.

A native of this section of Texas, he had lived in Spur for 17 years.

McGinty was an elder in the Spur Church of Christ, past president of the Rotary Club, was chairman of the Duck Creek Soil Conservation District ad director of the state association of Soil Conservation District, had served as trustee of the Spur School Board for about four years, served as chairman of the Dickens Co. Fat Stock Show for many years and served on the loan committee of the Farm Loan Administration.

He was also an adult leader in 4-H club work.

Harry E. Johnson, minister of the Church of Christ officiated at the services. Two immediate past-ministers, Willie E. Jernigan, Commerce and Frank L. Cox, Mineola, spoke.

Music was furnished by a double quartet from Abilene Christian College.

Survivors include his wife, 2 sons, Don and Rush, 17 and 13, and one daughter, Beth 9; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marion McGinty, Plains; 4 brothers, E.B., R.N., and A.E. all of Plains, and Fred of Tahoka.

Pallbearers were Guy Goen, R.L. Benson, Ed Williams, Ben Loe, G.F. Williams, P.B. Watson, Jay Austin and Harold Blair.

Honorary pallbearers named were O.C. Arthur, O.L. Kelley, Dalton Johnson and C.V. Allen. Campbell Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

©The Texas Spur, December 4, 1952

Services for Montie McGinty Foster, 86, of Tyler were at 10 a.m. April 25, 1992 in University Church of Christ, Abilene, with George Bailey officiating.

Graveside services were at 3 p.m. in Spur Memorial Cemetery under direction of Eliott-Hamil Funeral Home, Abilene.

Mrs. Foster died April 23 in Tyler Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.

She was born in Florence and had lived in Abilene and Colorado City before moving to Tyler in 1990. She graduated from Tahoka High School and West Texas State University. She received a master´s degree from the University of Oklahoma and had done graduate work at Texas Tech University. She had taught at Spur High School before joining the faculty at Abilene Christian University. She also managed a ranch in Dickens County.

She authored "A Higher Plane: A Study for Christian Women." She had held offices with the PTA, Texas Federation of Women´s Clubs and the seventh District TFWC. She was listed in "Who´s Who of American Women" in 1965.

She married O.M. McGinty in 1934 in Stephenville. He died in 1952. She married G.D. Foster in 1965. He died in 1984. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include two daughters, Beth Hotchkiss of Desboro, Ontario, Canada and George Talemoto of Chatham, NJ; two sons, Don McGinty of Fort Collins, CO and Rush McGinty of Tyler; two brothers, Buel Draper of Tahoka and Tom Draper, Hereford; four sisters, Grace Dupre, Levelland; Mabel McGinty, Tahoka; Claudia Palmer, Vernon and Marian Flippen of Las Vegas, Nevada and eight grandchildren.

©The Texas Spur, April 30, 1992
From the records of Lillian Grace Nay


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