Meares, Rhetta pallbearer at funeral for Walter Thomas Joplin Globe 31Jul1929
FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FOR CRASH VICTIM Carthage, Mo., July 30.—Funeral services for Walter Thomas, 21 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. James W. Thomas, living northwest of here, who was killed Friday north of Jonlin in a motor car and truck crash, were held at 3 o'clock this afternoon at the Ulmer- Drake funeral home. The Rev. Frank H. Ebright, pastor of the First Methodist church, officiated. Mrs. Ed C. Ulmer sang, accompanied by Mrs. A. K. Meyer. Activp pallbearers were Cornelius TJkena, yilas Whitten, John Pliant, Paul Wampler, Kenneth Perkins and Howard Burnett. Honorary pallbearers were Misses Clara Chadwick, Phyllis Starr, Irene "Van Amber, Elizabeth Perry and Ruth Coats, all of Joplin, and Rheata Meares of Carthage. Burial was in Park cemetery.