San Saba News, San Saba, Texas 1944
J. J. Smelser Dies in Lubbock, Saturday, Feb 19.
Leader Has Kin In San Saba County
H. W. Sessom and Mrs. Kate Fry of San Saba were saddened to hear of the
death of their sister-in-law, Mrs. J. J. Smelser of Lubbock, Saturday,
February 12. The deceased was the aunt of Mrs. Charley Dismuke of
following information from Lubbock papers evidences that she was a fine
woman of importance in her home city.
J. J. Smelser, 1630 Fourteenth Street, who died Saturday after an
illness of three weeks, had long been active in Lubbock's civic and
religious life. She was one of the first members of the Lubbock
Business and Professional Women's Club, serving as president during its
third year after organization; was a past noble grand in the Rebekah
lodge, current president of the Golden Link Study Club in that
organization and had been elected a delegate to the State Assembly in
March. She formerly taught a girls' class in the First Methodist
services were conducted Sunday, February 20, at the First Methodist
Church in Lubbock. Dr C. A. Bickley of Asbury Methodist Church officiated.
He was assisted by the Rev. Duane Bruce, associate pastor of First
Methodist Church there.
are the husband, two daughters, Mrs. S. R. Warson of St. Louis and Mrs.
Finis Jordan of Pampa, six sisters and one brother.