Hershel Windell Broughton
Navarro County, Texas


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H. W. Broughton of Dawson, TX - USN WWII - 1008 Seabee detachment
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Herschel Windell Broughton
Nov 14, 1905 - Mar 14, 1966

H. W. Broughton Countyís Third Traffic Victim

Herschel W. Broughton, 61, Dawson farmer, was pronounced death 5.8 miles south of Dawson Monday at 7 p.m. by Wayne Allard, justice of the peace, after his automobile had been overturned on Farm Market road 1838.

Broughtonís death is the third traffic fatality in Navarro county for 1966. Highway Patrolmen Clayton Smith and Bill Bradley investigated.

Allard returned a coronerís verdict of accidental death in an automobile accident following an investigation.

The 1957 Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling north and apparently ran off the right side (east) into a bar ditch. The driver attempted to right the vehicle and it went into the left of west bar ditch, overturned, landed on its wheels and came to a stop. The victim is believed to have toppled out of the car after it came to a halt as he was beside the vehicle when found. He had suffered chest hurts, a broken leg and other injuries, it was stated.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the First Baptist church in Dawson with Rev. Richard Grant, pastor, and Rev. W. O. Estes, Baptist minister, officiating. Burial will be in the Dawson cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Dawson; four sons, George Broughton, highway patrol, Pampa; Joe Broughton, Waco; Ben Broughton, highway patrol, Greenville; and Jim Broughton, Hillsboro; seven grandchildren; mother, Mrs. G. A. Hillis and step-father, G. A. Hillis, Dawson; two brothers, Clyce Broughton, Childress and Hugh Lynn Hillis, Dawson; a sister, Mrs. George Wilemon, El Paso and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be J. B. Hale, Harry Conner, Hurschel Smith, Chester Prater, Howard Pitts, Harvey Cagle, Marshall Howard, Wallace Davis, Orvell Bumpers, Dovie Bumpers and Vernon Hull.

Eubanks Funeral Home directs.

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