(From Tuesday’s Daily Quill) The funeral of M. T. Pumphrey, former merchant of Moody, which was held yesterday afternoon at Moody, was the largest funeral ever held there, being attended by friends from various nearby communities, who filled the church to overflowing, many being unable to get inside the building. There were a large number of friends of the family from West Plains in attendance.

The services yesterday afternoon were conducted by the Rev. Floyd John Evans, pastor of the Christian church of West Plains. A quintet, Dick Brown, Felix McElmurry, Jim Ellis, Oscar Eillis, and Jim Grisso, sang “Where We’ll Never Grow Old” and Mrs. E. B. Garner and Mrs. V. P. Renfrow of West Plains, gave a duet “No Night There”, a favorite song of Mr. Pumphrey. There were many beautiful floral offerings.

Taken from newspaper clippings found in the Garrett and Fern McBride family records, believed to be from the West Plains Daily Quill. Only minor typos and spelling errors were detected, and no attempt was made at correcting them.