H. W. Broughton of Dawson, TX
- USN WWII - 1008
Submitted by Ben Broughton
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
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
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.