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Subject: ASBERRY, Mrytle Inez LOONEY 1896-1941
Date: 15 Oct 2005 20:06:30 -0600
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Surnames: LOONEY, ASBERRY, RORIE, BURNS, CRAIL
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LOCAL MATRON DIES IN COTTON BELT HOSPITAL
Mrs. Myrtle Inez ASBERRY, 44, wife of C.M. ASBERRY, poplar Cotton Belt engineer, of Pine Bluff, died at the Cotton Belt Hospital in Texarkana at 10:30 o'clock yesterday morning (16 Jan 1941) following a lengthly illness. Mrs Asberry , who resided here with her husband at 103 Ohio Street, entered the hospital shortly after Christmas.
Mrs. Asberry was born November 6, 1896, in Augusta, Arkansas, daughter of Thomas J. & Cyrena (RORIE) LOONEY. She moved to Pine Bluff 12 years ago. She was well known in the Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen. Her death came as a distinct shock to her many friends here. Mrs. Asberry was a member of the Methodist Church of Augusta. Survivors in addition to her husband and parents are two sisters; Mrs. M.C.(Fanny) BURNS of Pine Bluff, and Mrs. R.C.(Ida) CRAIL of West Memphis; four brothers, M.C. LOONEY of Pine Bluff, J.P. LOONEY of California, J.M. LOONEY of Augusta, and a twin brother, Burt LOONEY of Blytheville, Arkansas.
The body arrived on a 3:00 o'clock train here this morning. It is now at Ralph Robonson and Son Mortuary, where it will remain in State until 1:00 o'clock p.m., today. Then the body will be transported overland to Augusta, Arkansas, where funeral services will be held sometime tomorrow.
A short prayer service was held in the chapel of Ralph Robinson and Son. The service was conducted by Rev. E.C. Rule, pastor of the First Methodist Church.
Services for Myrtle Inez Asberry were held in the First Methodist Church of Augusta. The Church was constructed in 1934, and is still in service. Myrtle was buried in the Augusta Memorial Cemetery in the Looney Family plot. Other graves in the plot are as follows:
Myrtle's parents: Thomas J. LOONEY 1861-1956
& Ceyrena 1865-1955 (Cyrena Adaline Crisel- RORIE)
Myrtle's brothers and sisters
Ida L. CRAIL Feb. 1, 1901-October 12, 1983
Fannie A. BURNS Feb 17, 1890-Feb. 28, 1967
& husband M.C. BURNS Jan. 13, 1884-March 16, 1949
her twin, Burt LOONEY Nov. 6, 1896 -Oct. 13, 1951
Marvin C. LOONEY Sept. 27, 1885 -Aug. 9, 1954
John P. Looney Ark. PFC SVC Park Unit MIC
WWI August 1, 1887 -Oct. 2, 1956
James M. LOONEY Feb. 26, 1892 -Aug. 20, 1959
Myrtle Inez and Ida Crail are buried side by side and share the same grave stone.