Lubbock, TX Auto Wreck, Dec 1949

Lubbock Crash Fatal To S'water Woman

SWEETWATER, Dec. 11. (RNS)--Mrs. P. M. Hutchins, 49, of Sweetwater, died on arrival at a Lubbock hospital of head injuries sustained in a two-car collision Sunday.

The collision investigators reported, occurred at an intersection on the outskirts of Lubbock with a car driven by Mrs. Mada L. S. Watson, 29, of Lubbock. Mrs. Watson also was injured.

Mrs. Hutchins was in a car driven by her husband, a Sweetwater salesman, and her daughter, Nelda, 9, who were enroute to visit a son, Wayne Hutchins of Lubbock. Mr. Hutchins and the daughter escaped injuries.

Funeral services for Mrs. Hutchins will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at the First Christian Church in Sweetwater, with the pastor, the Rev. W. H. Shropshire, officiating. Burial will be in the Sweetwater Cemetery.

Survivors besides the husband and daughter, Nelda, include a son, another daughter, Mrs. W. L. Penton of Sweetwater; four brothers, A. F. Eidson, Abilene; W. F. Eidson, Bard, Calif.; E. J. Eidson, Hylton, and Floyd Eidson, Merkel; two sisters, Mrs. W. R. Brown, Merkel, and Mrs. Dewey Watcher of Merkel, and her mother, Mrs. O. R. Eidson of Merkel.

Pallbearers will be Willis Evans, Ted Lambert, T. D. Sanders, George Shuff, Mondell Rogers, Clarence Stroman, all of Sweetwater.

Born in Capitan, Lincoln County, N. M., March 18, 1900, Mrs. Hutchins, moved to Texas at the age of five. In 1920, she was married to P. M. Hutchins. She had been a resident of Bitter Creek Community for the most of her life.

Cate-Spencer Funeral Home of Sweetwater will be in charge of arrangements.

Abilene Reporter News, Abilene, TX 12 Dec 1949