Mr. J. H. Koethe, 73, a resident of Handley for the past ten years died suddenly Tuesday night about 9 o'clock, at his home here. He suffered a stroke of appoplexy.
Mr. Koethe was a retired merchant, coming to Handley ten years ago from Pittsburgh, PA.
Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jack Fowler. Rev. C.E. Howard, pastor of Handley Baptist Church and Rev. Ramsey Pollard, pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church officiating. Internment was in Rose Hill Burial Park.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. E. H. Fowler, Handley, TX, and Miss Lenore Koethe and Mrs. Carrie Smith, Pittsburgh; three sons, John Koethe, Dallas, TX, and Richard Koethe and Frank Koethe, Pittsburgh; and a sister, Miss Emilie Koethe, Pittsburgh, PA.
Pallbearers were: Messrs. S. C. Smart, O. S. Haw, J. A. Moore, C.W. Walston, L.C. Mann, and V.T. Johnson.