Meares, Leonard Ray death and funeral news Joplin Globe 28Sep1926
MEARES SERVICES TO BEHELD TODAY Members of Football Squad Will Be Pallbearers nt Funeral of Boy Killed While Hunting. Carthage. Mo., Sept. 27.—Funeral 27.—Funeral services for Leonard Ray Mearcs, who died Sunday morning from an accUlontal gun-shot wound ecelved while hunting .Saturday afternoon, will be held,at 2:30 'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Methodist Episcopal church. South. Tlie Rev. W. L. Perrymnn. pastor, will be In charge and will bo assisted assisted by the ];ov. W. L. Nobelsick. Six members of the high school football squad will bo pallbearers, and the remainder of tho squad will form an escort. Burial will bo n Park cemetery. The body will Ho In state at tho I'lmer-Drako funeral home until tho hour oC tho funeral. High St^hool Sophomore. Mearcs was 16 years old and had rosldcil in Jasper county all his life. He was a sophomore in tho high .school and was a halfback on tho football squiid. He Is survived by his i)arents, I^Ir. and Mrs. Leonard Leonard Meares, 508 West Macon street, two sisters. Misses An-etta and Mablc Meares, anil two grandmothers, grandmothers, Mrs. Elizabeth Michael and Mrs. Mary Meares. The accident occurred on the farm of his uncle, Martin Moares, five and a half miles southeast of Carthago. Ho died at the uncle's home.