Joe Roy Williams, Thusday, 21 Nov 1946, pg. 1, col. 5, Vol. 30, No. 2
FUNERAL RITES HELD TUESDAY FOR GUN VICTIM Williams Dies In Hospital Hospital Of Wounds Sunday Joe Hoy Williams, 20, popular Checotah farmer and trucker, .died a; the Bapti»t, hospital early Sunday Sunday morning of wounds sufforod in a pistol fight with Carl Brady, Kufaula nightwatchmau, last Sat. urdy nlffht. Kxact details of the events leading leading up to the shooting havo not been divulged. Sheriff John McQuillen said that Williams and Boh Burton of Eufaula Eufaula wore taken into custody by Brady at the 00 Tavern on the west side of north Main Street in Hint city. In walking toward the city .ball Burton i* said io hiivi' knock- the policeman down, directly in ft »nt of the 7 :1 Tavern on the op-' po .Mto *h|e of the «treei, causing the officer to lose his pl »to| froin the. j bolster. Williams is said to have .picked up the gun. whereupon j Brndy drew another pistol and Ihn men fired on each other. Williams i was lilt several times in the chest and stomach. After receiving ptnoi genry treatment- he was taken to n Muskogee hospital where be died several hours later. Brady was also taken to the same hospital suffering u gunshot wound in tho shoulder and bruises about the face. Ho is said to bo out of danger. Burton is being held for further investigation. funeral services for Williams were held ut Onapa High school at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. <\ estimated at 1500 people came to pay las 'rt'Npects. It was one of the largest funerals over held in the county, A display of flowers from imn- of Iriends and admirers, was ld „, | lllX( . |,,,,.„ ,„„, ,,f n„. i ; ,rg''st in e : t>!eru Oklahoma, William-, who livd at Onapa f>r "" , ,v, " n,i "- llo,u ^^.^ ., M t r ,,f the Baptist church. Alter his nmrri m Mi-s lloberia run..this Fn he mis a prominent tarm- ],•,• « ind l..i. •• tl<»>,.!.- ( | ail oi l,i» ' to ini.-.m/. Joe le>> «». a g.«..i • ri/eu * i.» was always williiu.' to lend a h-lp 1P Ju- the W ing hand to anyone in need. Sur\iwiis besides his wife and son, .1. F. age five, and daughter. Joe lieth, age one, incliMle: his father father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. J. J, Williams of Onapa: one brother, I.eo Williams: two sisters, Mrs. David Martin, Jr. ami Mrs. Oleta James. Active pallbearers were: Arthur Waiil Toon, George Knight, A. .1. Martin, Jr., Joe Mnsgraves, Vance Dallou and Duyl Martin, Honorary pallbearers included: Robert Simpson, Sr., Robert Simpson, Simpson, Jr., D. C. Janeway, John Wornack, Wornack, R. C. Martin, AKin Arnold, and Hussell Koch.