Dick Hyatt, Editor Ralls Banner, Dies Folllowing Heart Attack
Was Editor of Ralls Banner Since 1916; Editor of Texas Spur Since Early Part of Fall
A.C. (Dick) Hyatt, 43, for many years editor and publisher of the Ralls Banner, and for the past few months editor of the Texas Spur, at Spur, died at his home in Ralls about 11 o'clock Tuesday night, following a heart attact.(sic)
Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon from the First Methodist church of Ralls, with the Rev. Uel D. crosby, pastor of the church, conducted the services. He was assisted by Rev. Mr.E. Harrison, First Baptist church, pastor, and R.L. Travis, a layman.
Mr. Hyatt had many friends from Crosbyton who were present at the funeral yesterday afternoon.
Mr. Hyatt, a newspaper man practically all his life, a fighter for his beliefs, his church, his town and his country, died after only a short illness. Since becoming editor of The Texas Spur in the early fall, Mr. Hyatt has been spending several days of each week in that city. He became ill shortly after his arrival in that city last Friday and returned to his home at Ralls about noon Tuesday accompanied by a physician. His condition was not believed to be serious.
Tuesday night Mr. Hyatt retired as usual. Mrs. Hyatt retired in another room and later arose to see if her husband needed anything. She found his (sic) dead.
Besides Mrs. Hyatt, Mr. Hyatt is survived by two sons, J.W., a student in Texas Tech at Lubbock, and Carl, at home; his aged mother Mrs. Essie Cadenhead, and a brother, John Hyatt, Houston. He also leaves a niece, Mrs. Mel Turpin, of Lubbock, and Miss Clara White, anothre niece, and teacher in the Ralls school system.
Moved To Ralls in 1916
Mr. Hyatt moved to Ralls in 1916. He had formerly been at Spur where he was connected with a newspaper, and also operated a newspapr (sic) at Albany and for several months a few years ago operated a job printing office in Lubbock.
Mr. Hyatt was active in civic and commercial life in Ralls and in Crosby county and was one of the best known newspaper men on the South Plains. He was a Mason,a nd a member of the Ralls Rotary club, one of the World's only 100 per cent attendance clubs.
Tuesday was Mrs. Hyatt's birthday anniversary. Only a quiet celebration was held.
The Crosbyton Review, Friday, February 24, 1933
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