Source: Abilene Reporter News

Illness Fatal to Winters Trader

Winters, April 8 (spl) Joe Vinyard, 60, prominent livestock trader and farmer, died at his home here tonight after a long illness. He had been in failing health three years, and for the last 40 days had been bedfast.

Funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 3 at the Methodist church. Officiating will be the Rev. W.T. Hamon, Baptist pastor, and the Rev. W.L. Hankis, Methodist minister here. Burial will be in Main Street cemetery. The body will lie in state at Spill Funeral home until time for the service.

Vinyard had been one of the most active stock traders in this section for many years. Born Oct. 1, 1879, in Alabama, he had lived in Texas since a child. He came to Winters country in 1895 from Van Alstyne. With exception of the period from 1922 to 1930 spent in Lamesa, he had lived here all that time. He had resided in town the last eight years.

Survivors are the widow, two daughters, Mrs. Eula Hively of Artesia, N.M., and Mrs. Myrtle Noe of Seagraves; one son, Jack of Crews, six grandchildren, three brothers and a sister.

Born: 1 October 1879 Tallapoosa County, Alabama
Died:  8 April 1940 Winters, Runnels County, Texas
Buried: Northview Cemetery, Winters, Texas
Wife: Zula JENKINS
Parents: Joshua VINYARD & Lucy UMPHRESS
Grandmother: Amanda HOWELL VINYARD

Further information on the Vinyard family at Tallapoosa County Connections