"Funeral Saturday For Hale Avery," Mexico (Missouri) Ledger, 17 May 1954, p. 6, col. 3.
Funeral Saturday For Hale Avery Funeral services for Hale Avery who died Thursday, were held Sat urday afternoon at the Prech Funeral Home. The Rev. J." Ed ward Rains, pastor of the Firs Baptist Church, conducted the ser vice, and interment was in Eas Lawn Memorial Park. Music for the service was furn ished by Mrs. John M. • Conne: and Robert S. Dixon. who san; "Beyond the Sunset" and "No Night There," accompanied bj Mrs. Kenneth Gooch. Serving as pallbearers were Wayne Westby, who is home from Alexandria, 'La.,:, where he is in service, Calvert Westbay of the state of California, Delbert Aver} of Laddonia, Cleo Westbay, Donald Workes and Carl Atkins, all grand- ons. • Among those from a distance attending the service were: Mrs Claude (Lorene) Coonse, Mr. and Mrs: Calvert Westbay and Mrs. Pearl Brady of the state of California California ; ' Mr.-and Mrs. .R. M. Avery, Mr. and Mrs; Elliott Crews, Mrs. Lor- ehe Burton, Mrs. Mae Millan and Melvin Avery of Fayette, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Avery of Harrisburg; Cash Avery, Mr. and Mrs. Price L. Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Griggs and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Isaacs Griggs, Mr. and Mrs. John Avery, Martin Robb and Elmer Newman of Higbee; Mr. and Mrs. Buch Ray, Mr. and Mrs. Otis Cleeton and W. O. Newman of Moberly; Mr. and Mrs. Denver White and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Westbay of Huntsville; Mr. and Mrs. Benton Avery .and Ernest Ernest Schocklee of Kansas City; Raymond Avery of Renick; Mr. and Mrs. F. H. McDowell and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hall of Hannibal; Mrs. Joe Ledford, Mrs. Dewey Nichols, Mrs. Lawrence Couch, Wayne Levings and Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Armstrong of Center; Jim Moore of Laddonia; Mr. and Mrs. Shelby Ward of ClarksviUe; Elmer Ward of Louisiana; arid Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ward of Bowling Bowling Green.