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W.H. Hooper Dies Suddenly Monday

Published in The Moran News, Thursday, June 6, 1929.

This city was greatly shocked and saddened Monday night shortly after nine o'clock when the people learned of the sudden death of W.H. Hooper at the home of his son, Gene Hooper. Mr. Hooper was one of the best known and most familiar men on our streets. He was known and loved by everyone, and his sudden passing was a shock that caused the whole community to grieve.

Mr. Hooper was feeling very well all day Monday and worked hard all day, helping his son on a construction job. He hauled several loads of gravel for the job and quit work about seven o'clock. He retired early and after getting up for a drink of water, retired again and passed away quietly. Neighbors and medical aid were called in and everything loved ones could do was done to revive him, but to no avail.

William Howell Hooper was born in Tennessee February 16, 1860. He was 69 years of age on his last birthday. His health had always been good, and he was capable of doing as much work as a younger man. He came to Texas in an early day, settling near Austin. He was married 52 years ago to Miss. Margaret Wilkerson, and to this happy union were born nine children, six of whom survive. Before moving to Moran about 8 years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Hooper lived in Oklahoma six years. He was engaged in farming practically all his life.

Mr. Hooper was an honest man, a man who loved his family dearly and their slightest wish was granted in his power. He lived for his loved ones and his friend and many are the deeds that can be recalled that he did for his friends and family. Mr. Hooper was of a friendly disposition, always happy and pleasant, which accounts largely for his host of friends in Moran and in other communities where he lived. He joined the Baptist Church in early manhood and a year ago united with the local Methodist Church with his wife, who was formerly a member of the Christian Church. He was a supporter of the church and a strong believer in the work carried on by churches.

Deceased is survived by his loving wife, two sons and four daughters, E.A. Hooper of Moran, (Texas), I.H. Hooper of Waco, (Texas), Mrs. L.T. Whitlow of Waco, (Texas), Mrs. Etta Oaken of Waco, (Texas), Mrs. L.C. Smith of Satin, (Texas), and Mrs. O.F. Mantooth of Moran, (Texas). Twenty-four grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren survive, as does one brother, Jim Hooper of Missouri and two sisters, Mrs. Lon Martin of Austin, (Texas), and Mrs. Klepper of near McKinney (Texas),.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. J.E. Boyd of Albany, former pastor of the Moran church, assisted by Rev. G.W. Montgomery of the local church. Interment was made at the Moran cemetery. The church was filled to capacity and a number were forced to remain outside the church during the services. The floral offering was large and beautiful, a silent tribute to the deceased.

Pallbearers were C.C. Duff, Glenn Luttrell, C.C.Scott, R.Y. Black, Will Townsend, and Oscar Wise.

The News joins the people of Moran and community in extending sympathy to the bereaved wife, children and other relatives.

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