Shadrick Jefferson Dendy and Myrtle Minnie McLaughlin Dendy
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Last rites for Shadrick Jefferson Dendy, West Texas pioneer, who moved to Crosbyton in 1916, were held Saturday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock at the Crosbyton Church of Christ, with Leonard Dennis, minister, officiating. Burial was in the Crosbyton cemetery withKing Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mr. dendy died about 9:30 o'clock Friday morning, Jan. 21, at his home. He had not been in good health for several years, but had been able to go to his barber shop most of the time. He worked Thursday, the day preceding his death, but told his wife that evening he was not feeling well.

Born in Louisiana, Mr. Dendy moved with his parents to Texas in 1894, settling near Silverton in Briscoe county. He came to Crosbyton in 1916 and opened a barber shop, which he was operated continuously since that date.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Dendy; sone son, Weldon Dendy of Crosbyton; a daughter Mrs. Barney McKinney of Lamesa; one brother, John Dendy of Amarillo; a sister, Mrs. J. S. Watson of Silverton, and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers were I. W. Collier, Hubert Sandel, E.N. Baker, D.A. Edwards, S. H. Tackett and Leslie Mitchell.

Honary pallbearers were John Himmel, Roy Horn, Jim Edwards, A.W. Wallace, Harry Sherwood and V.R. Haltom.

The Crosbyton Review, Friday, January 28, 1949

Myrtle Minnie Dendy, a well-known Crosbyton resident for 61 years, succumbed about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday in Methodist Hospital in Lubbock following a lengthy illness.

Memorial services were conducted a 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Church of Christ with Loyd Hall, minister, officiating. Interment was made in Crosbyton Cemetery, under direction of Adams Funeral Home.

Serving as pallbearers were: Jimmy Karr, Dee Cash, D.B. Ellison, Clyde Ausmus, Bennie Smith, and Charles Freeman.

Born in Ozark County, Ark., the former Myrtle Minnie McLaughlin was married to Shadrick Jefferson Dendy in Lockney. Dendy preceded his wife in death January 21, 1949.

Mrs. Dendy moved to Crosbyton 61 years ago from Plainview.

She helped organize the Church of Christ here and had been an active member of the congregation for 61 years.

Survivors include one son, Weldon Dendy of Dalhart; one daughter, Mrs. Barney McKinney of Lubbock; one brother, Willie McLaughlin of McAdoo; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Crosbyton Review, September 22, 1977
Record provided by Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum
transcribed by Linda Fox Hughes

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