Waxahachie Daily Light 15JUN1928
I 1 LIKINS FUNERAL IS HELD HERE BN FRIDAY LEGIONNAIRES At T AS PAIJ,. BEARERS FOR WAR \ etera . n . With the Revs. Henry Price of Waxahachie and Shelton of Fort Worth officiating, last rites tor Ben S. Likins, 40, were administered administered at the Cotton Mill church 1 Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, ¡followed by burial in the City !('emetery. Mr. Likins, an ex-sotdier of the world war, di*Ml -at Weit Thursday .morning of tuberculosis, thought to have been contracted from a weakened condition resulting from being gassed in France. Members of the American Legion Legion acted as pallbearers. Mr. Likins was a former resident resident of Waxahachie, being an ‘employee of the cottou mill. At the war’s inception >n 1917 he enlisted and served eighteen months with the American Expeditionary Expeditionary Forces. He Vas gassed ¡while ip France and never fully |recovered, his weakened eondi- fr.ion being subjected to the rav- ,agf,3 of the disease. Since the Yrmistice he had been making his home at West, where he was associated with the Itextile mill. Survivors of Mr. Likins are his mother who lives at West; his wife and daughter, 4, of West; one sister, Mr. Myrtle Kindred of [Littlefield; and four brothers. E. H. Likins of West, Sam Likins of West, Charles Likins of Wichita Falls and Vernon Likins of Houston. Houston.