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George Washington Grantham


Published in unknown newspaper: "George W. Grantham, 76, died suddenly Saturday night at his home on West First Street of a heart attack, although he had apparently been in good health and had kept quite active up until the time of this death on Jan 23. Grantham, who had resided in Premont approximately two years, was born August 7, 1877, in Arkansas, moving to Texas when a small boy and settling with his parents near Atlanta in East Texas. They later moved to Oplin, Texas where he met and married, at 23 years of age, Miss Beulah Rogers. They lived in the Jim Ned Creek community south of Abilene until he and Mrs. Grantham moved to Premont. To this union were born three sons and four daughters, Alvin, the eldest, living in Premont; J.C. at Hebbronville, G.W. at Benavides; Mrs Maggie Bell Ligon of Chico, Calif; Mrs. Avid Epp of Bruni; Mrs Annie Lee Poindexter of Oplin, Texas and Mrs Vira Steliff of Robstown. Other survivors include his widow, 13 grand-children, 10 great grand-children, and one brother Marion Grantham, of Lubbock. Services were held at the First Methodist Church of Premot at 9 am Sunday by the pastor, Rev. A.D. Jameson. Assisting Rev Jameson was Rev. Tom Parsons, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, who read the scriptures and led in prayer. Pallbearers were his nephews, Joe Grantham of Premont, Mike Grantham of Benavides and Howard {Atwood} Setliff of Robstown, H.A. Turner, J.D. Turner and C.M. Cody all of Premont. Following services at Premont, the body was taken to Oplin with Howard Wiliams Funeral Home of Falfurrias in charge of arrangements. Services were held at Oplin Monday morning at 10 o'clock at the Methodist Church Dr. S.B. Thompson of McMurrey College Abilene, officiated, assisted by Rev J.C. Williams of Rogers, Texas. Special music was supplied by the Dudley Quartet and Orville Bush, professof voice at McMurrey College , who sang a solo. Interment was in the Tecumpseh Cemetery with Howard Williams Funeral Home in charge. Those from Premont attending the services in Oplin were Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Grantham, Joe Grantham, and H.A. Turner.

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