Vesta Raney Haltom and Bessie Sherwood Haltom
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HALTOM, Vesta Raney     3/13/1889     12/23/1966
Birth: Pension Station, Tenn.    
Father: J.C.HALTOM
Mother: Martha RANEY
Religion: Methodist
Marriage: 6 Aug 1915 Colorado Springs, CO
Spouse: SHERROD, Bessie       11/18/1895      1/16/2002
Birth: Ryan, OK
Source: Adams Funeral Home
Transcribed by Bettye Odom



CROSBYTON (Special) — V. R. Haltom, 82, who was struck by a vehicle here Thursday, died at 1:05 p.m. Friday in Crosbyton County Clinic.

Services will be conducted today at 3 p.m. in First Methodist Church with the Rev. Lee Crouch, pastor, officiating, who will be assisted by the Rev. Wilbur Gaede of Silverton. Burial will be in the Crosbyton Cemetery under the direction of King Funeral Home.

According to the highway patrol, Haltom was walking northward across U.S. Highway 82 at Emerald Street in Crosbyton about 5:25 p.m. Thursday. He was struck by a pickup truck, driven by William T. Barnett, 62, also of Crosbyton.

The pickup was headed west, the patrol reported.

Born in Pension Station, Tenn., Haltom, a retired farmer, had lived here the past 48 years. He was a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors are his wife, Bess; one daughter, Mrs. Harold Hodges of Crosbyton; two sons, Ray of Lubbock and Henry of Dumas; one brother, Earl of Electra; one sister, Mrs. Ethel Wright of Wichita Falls; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild.

©Lubbock Avalanche Journal, December 24, 1966
Record provided by Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum
transcribed by Linda Fox Hughes

Bessie Haltom Services for Bessie Sherwood Haltom, 106, of Crosbyton was at 2 p.m. Saturday (1/19/02) at First United Methodist Church in Crosbyton with the Rev. Bob Kelley officiating.

Burial was in Crosbyton Cemetery under the direction of Adams Funeral Home of Crosbyton.

She died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002.

She was born Nov. 18, 1895, in Ryan, Indian Territory, Okla., and married V.R. Haltom on Aug. 6, 1915, in Colorado Springs, Colo. He died Dec. 23, 1966. She moved from Oklahoma to Texas as a child and was a graduate of Childress High School. She and her late husband moved to Crosbyton in 1918, where they farmed for many years.

She belonged to two Forty Two clubs and was a charter member of the Needlepoint Club. She was a homemaker and a former clerk at T. George´s Dry Goods, Campbell Dry Goods and Wallace Dry Goods.

She was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church in Crosbyton, the Missionary Society and the Wesleyan Guild. She was awarded the Silver Life membership to United Methodist Women for women of 100 years.

Two sons, Ray in 1972 and Henry in 1994, also preceded her in death.

Survivors include a daughter, Faye Hodges of Crosbyton; two sisters, Helen Crews of Lubbock and Janet Wright of Childress; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

The Crosby County News & Chronicle, Friday, Jan. 25, 2002

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