Ray Bledsoe obit 29 Aug 1950
Gravel Truck Driver Killed Raymond Ray Bledsoe, 42, Paris gravel truck driver, was accidentally accidentally killed Monday afternoon when another truck backed into him near Hugo. Okla. He was pronounced pronounced dcnd on arrival at Memorial Memorial Hospitnl there. According to Highway Patrolman Patrolman Cecil Snnpp, who investigated, investigated, the accident was unavoidable. unavoidable. Bledsoe pnrkcd his empty truck behind the londing crane at a gravel pit. seven miles northeast of Hugo, near Rock Hill. Apparently, Apparently, IIP hnd just stepped from the <",il). when another truck backed up to the crane. The driver. driver. Thomas Clifford Hawks, 24 of 25-24lh SE, Paris, said he saw the parked truck but not Blcdsoe, as he backed his pickup Into position. The right rear wheel of Hawks' !.-i:ck passed over Olcdsoe's body, inflicting internal Injuries, fracturing fracturing the neck and mangling one leg. Blcdsoe, who lived here at 623 N. Main St., was nn independent truck driver. He was born at Charleston. Charleston. Delta County, Aug. 30, 1908. The fur.eral conducted by Perry A. Cothnm, Lamar Avenue Church of Christ minister, was set for 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Fry and Gihbs Funeral Home. Burial was to be made in Evergreen Evergreen Cemetery. Mr. Bledsop Joaves his wife. Leola; his parents. Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Blcdsoe. and one daughter. Lena Sue I3!c-dsoe. all of Paris, and these sisters and brothers: Mrs. Lawrence Miears, Blossom; Mrs. Ruby Bucta and Mrs. O. Foote, Dallas; Richard Bledsoe, Marshall, Marshall, and Russell Bledsoe, Texarkana. Texarkana.