The Caddo Herald
November 22, 1929
John Gravitt Killed in Auto Accident
John Gravitt, Jr., about thirty-three years of age, was killed in a car accident just north of Durant Friday night.
The remains were held until Wednesday when the funeral was held at the First Baptist Church in Durant with interment in the Caddo Cemetery.
John had suffered something wrong with his car, and was being towed to town when the lead car stopped. John was guiding his car and got out to see what was wrong. The driver of the lead car, not knowing he was out of his car, started their car and pulled John’s car over him. Although his neck was broken he lived until about one o’clock Saturday afternoon.
John Gravitt was a likeable young man and was employed with the Durant Peanut Mill as traveling salesman. He was raised in Caddo and is well known to all Caddo folks, and had a host of friends who regret his death. He is survived by his wife and three children; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Gravitt, who live near Caddo; four bothers: Will, Fieldon, Andy, and Tom, and two sisters, Mrs. Floyd Taylor and Miss Edna Gravitt.
Harvey Hull Killed in Auto Accident
Harvey Hull died Monday morning about one o’clock at the home of John Haskins where he was taken after being wounded when his Ford roadster ran off the Highway 6 miles north of Caddo about dark Sunday evening.
The remains were taken to Matoy where the funeral was held Tuesday afternoon.
Harvey Hull was about 40 years of age, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hull of Matoy, with whom he lived. He was driving alone and his car going south ran off the highway on the west side of the road where it struck a tree. Hull was injured about the face and suffered internal injuries which he at first thought were of no consequence. He played some after the accident with a dog and refused to get medical attention, saying that he was all right, but about midnight he was discovered dead by his host and aid was then summoned.
Mrs. Willis Dies
Mrs. N. C. Willis died Monday at the home of Mrs. McGuire in Caddo, being very old. Funeral will be held Friday awaiting arrival of all the family.
Mrs. M. Dufur
Mrs. M. Dufur was buried in Folsom cemetery last Saturday. It was so rainy but few attended the funeral. Mrs. Dufur lived in this community several years until her husband died last winter, then went to live with a daughter in Texas. She was an invalid and her death was not unexpected.