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The Ladonia Historical Preservation Society
Obituary's of J.L Butler, Marie Kean Botharger
and Mr.J.L.Oakley
Ladonia Cemetery
Photographs by Debby Crofford

J.L. Butler born in Mississippi August 24,1869-came to Texas when he was 22 years old and has lived in and near Ladonia since then.
Died in Paris Sanitarium Friday, January 30th. Mr. Butler was a noted singer and was well known over all of North Texas as a promoter of good music-especially Gospel Hymns-which he loved.
He was a devoted member of the Church of Christ, a friendly and genteel gentleman and one of Ladonia's best citizens. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at the Bradshaw Funeral Home, the services being conducted by the Rev. Robert Howard of Dodd City and H.H. Neeley, Interment was in the Presbyterian Cemetery following the service.
He is survived by his wife, who was formerly Miss Josie Willhite, 2 sons, J.E.Butler, of Colorado City and Ernest Butler of Dallas, Texas; 4 daughters Mrs.Bulah Kellum of Commerce, Mrs. Ray Davis, Miss Dora Butler of Dallas; and Mrs. Hubert Sneed of Honey Grove; 3 brothers, A.A. Butler,Paris; C.H.Butler, Ada, Okla.; and B.L. Butler of McKinney; 4 sisters, Mrs. M.L. Azlin and Mrs. Cassie Brown of Idabell, Okla., and Mrs. Arch Edwards of Ladonia.
Pall bearers were ; H.M. Bramlett, Jim Hulsey, A.L. Bartley, Carl Little, T.O. Young, Ed Smith, J.P. Dawson and I.B.Fry
The Ladonia News Friday Aug. 24, 1934

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Ladonia News Feb. 12, 1932
As has been the case several times during the past weeks, death has again brought sadness into life by claiming one of our older citizens. This time it was Mr. J.L. Oakley who answered the call.
Mr. Oakley had been an invalid for some fifteen months, having suffered a stroke of paralysis about that long ago. But he had recovered suffiecently to be able to be up and around home and had been apparently as well as usual, but Saturday morning suffered a slight attack which caused him some discomfort. He recovered from this but about ten 'o'clock again grew ill and in a short time passed away.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at the family residence at two o'clock, Rev. A.B.Welch pastor of the Presbyterian church in charge. A large number of people from Ladonia and nearby towns attended these services. Active pall bearers were Messrs. A.H.Wolfe, J.J.Anglin, Will Mitchell, Ed Lawhon, George Taylor and R.H. Moore.
John L. Oakley was born in Leakesvlle, N.C. March 19,1858. He came to Texas at an early date and settled in Honey Grove, coming later to Ladonia. He married Miss Anna Lewis Dec 24,1885, and to them were born three daughters and one son, who survive. 


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