Clipped From The Wellington Leader
Mrs. M. N. Orr, Hall County Pioneer, Dies Mrs. M. N. Orr of Memphis, a pioneer of Hall county and the lower Panhandle area, died Saturday afternoon, November 19, in Hall County Hospital after a short illness. She was the mother of Dr. J. M. Orr, and over a period of many years she had visited here frequently and had many friends in Wellington. A native Texan, she was born July 3, 1886, in Denton County and before her marriage she was Annie Addeline Vallance. She came to Hall County with her family in 1903, at the age of 17. The family settled in the Plaska community and that continued to be her home until 1960, when she and her husband moved into Memphis. She was married to Milton Newton Orr on April 1, 1906, at the family home in Plaska. Mrs. Orr was a member of the First Methodist Church and the Rebekah Lodge. Funeral services were conducted Monday, November 21, at 2 p.m. in the First Methodist Church at Memphis, with the Rev. David Hamblin, pastor, officiating, assisted by Minister Tom Posey of the First Christian Church. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery. Mrs. Orr is survived by her husband, M. N, Orr of Memphis; three daughters and four sons, Mrs. Fannie Mae Tiner of Memphis, Mrs. J. B. Brooks, Jr. of Albuquerque, N. M., Mrs. C. B. Heith of Yorktown, Va., Dr. J. M. Orr of Wellington, Dr. William N. Orr of Littiefieid, Arvin H. Orr of Plaska, and Leo Orr of Lubbock. Other survivors were a sister and two brothers, Mrs. Jake Lamb of Fripna, John Vallance of Memphis. Pall bearers were Coy D. Orr, Robert Lee Orr, Norman Gayle Orr, Cloyde Ray Orr, William Reed Orr and Wayne Tiner. Honorary pall bearers were Walter McNaster, Jerald J. McDaniel, John W. Smith, H. A. Holt, Doyle Hafl, Henry Foster, J. F. Mclntush, Dr. H. R. Stevenson, Worth Howard and L. A. Bray.