Pampa Daily March 29, 1937
LAKETON OLD-TIMER IS INTEEDJT MOBEETIE Irwin Estell Howard, 63, was burled in Mobeetie cemetery yesterday afternoon following 3 o'clock services at the family home three miles east of Laketon conducted by she Rev. Birchman, pastor of the Mobeetie Baptist church. Burial was under direction of Pampa mortuary. Mr. Howard died suddenly of a leart attack at the family home Saturday night. He had been a resident of the Panhandle for nearly 30 fears and of Gray county since 1924. Se was a leader in the move for advancing farming methods. Surviving Mr. Howard are the widow, four daughters, Mrs. Dora Watkins, Mrs. Flora Lockhart, Mrs. Doty Doze and Mrs. Myrtle Ford, all of Pampa, four sons, Walter Howard, Warren Howard, Ernest Howard and Irwin Howard, Jr., all of the Laketon community, a sister, Mrs. Ida Shelton, Idolan, and four brothers, Warren, Walter, Sam and Monroe. Pallbearers were Ranson Carter, Walter Jones, Ray Jones, Mason Davis, Elmer Wear and L. D. Pittman.