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THI rAMS MiWS, TUBPAY, JULY 11, 1X1 IN MOJAVE DESERT Lost One-Legged Traveler Credits Dog as Life Saver , CAMP IRWIN, Calif Uf> — A 54-year-old man with an artificial leg, stranded for a week without food in searing desert heat, says his dog saved his life Ramon C. Miller, a furniture buyer from Fresno,, was found Monday by two ordnance inspectors in a remote section 'of the Camp Irwin mib'tary reservation, DEATHS AND FUNERALS H. H. Stewart H. H. Stewart, 87, whose home was 604-9th SE, died Monday at 9:45 p.m. at the Deport Nursing Home. Services wfll be held in Paris, Wednesday «t 2 p.m. at Fry & Gibbs chapel, by Leonard Coker, Church of Christ minister, and burial made in West Post Oak Cemetery. Henry Hosea Stewart, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Stewart, was born in Oklahoma, January 11, 1874, and.was a retired farmer. '..His wife, who was Miss Hattie Pitts, died in 1955, and survivors are these children: Mrs. W. E. Smith, Lubbock; Mrs. L.V. Johns, Pasadena, Tex.; Claude Stewart, Alton Stewart and Merle Stewart, all of Paris; 14 other descendants, and two sisters, Mrs. Ida Bryant, Seminole, Okla., and Mrs. Pearl Oaks, Frpgville, Okla. Hearn Service The funeral of W. E. (Bill) Hearn, GO; who died Monday, will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Fry & Gibbs chapel, with interment in Evergreen Cemetery. Officiating will be the Rev. Frank Condray, Baptist minister, and the Rev. Don Mecoy, First Christian Church. Mr. Hearn, longtime grocer, * DANIEL (Continued From Page One) Estimated yield $16 million the who lived at 332-5th SW, instead of on 3rd NW as reported earlier, died unexpectedly at the Sanitarium of Paris, shortly after being admitted for treatment. Born in Paris, March 25, 1901, William Edward Hearn was a son of Ssniael II. and LiSlie. Hearn, and attended school here. He had been in the grocery business all his adult life. He married Miss Estelle Camster, August 11, 1923, and she survives, besides two children, Mrs. James McCammon, Grady, Ark., and William E. Hearn, Jr., Texarkana, Tex., and six grandchildren. Mrs. Lorene L Green Paris News Service CLARKSVILLE — Mrs. Lorene Lambert Green, Clarksville, died at 8 a.m. Tuesday in Red River County Hospital here. Last rites, Wednesday at 3 p.m. will be" held at Lone Star Church, south of Clarksville, where interment will be made by Jolley's Funeral Home. Henry A. Breece Paris News Service HONEY GROVE — Henry Alonzo Breece, 59, employe of the ESCO manufacturing plant here, died suddenly Monday at home at Selfs, north of Honey Grove. Services will be held at Selfs Baptist Church, where he was a member, Cooper-Sorrells Funeral Home here having charge, but the time had not been announced- Mrs. W. T. Strange, Sr. 85 miles northeast of San Bernardino. He said he took a shortcut across the Mojave Desert July 14, then,ran out of gas south of Death Valley and northeast of Barstow. Doctors at the camp hospital said both Miller and his dog, Gretchen, were in .remarkably good condition and probably will leave the hospital today. "I was just about ready to give up," Miller said. "I never would have made it if it hadn't been for Gretchen." He said the dog defended him from coyotes as he fled in a desert cave- Miller said he took a wrong road lj»^* T"^^uiiv nicfht \vhile en i-^iifo from Phoenix to Fresno. "I stayed by my truck all night after we ran out of gas," he said. "The road looked pretty well traveled so we lock off on foot the next day to look for a place to buy gas. "Nobody came along. We walked six or seven hours. After a while I saw a sign that said 'springs' and followed a path until we reached the springs,- about noon. Wednesday." They took shelter in a cave at the springs, where there was water. They were found there by Richard Friemolh and Phil Denning, who were inspecting the Irwin Firing Range. Miller estimated he walked 15 miles to the spring. He had bruises on the stump of his left leg, lost in an auto accident. The dog was bruised' and scarred from fights with animals. Miller said, "There was n" food out there. There were lots of dove and quail but no way to catch them and no way to start a fire to cook them even if we did. I left my cigarette lighter in the truck and didn't realize it until I was a dozen miles away-" Temperatures in the area where Miller was found often exceed 120 degrees, said Maj. John Waters, executive officer of the Irwin Army Hospital.

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  1. The Paris News,
  2. 11 Jul 1961, Tue,
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