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Dave Pickett
Cheyenne Star
Submitted by: Wanda Purcell

Dave Pickett was born May 19, 1887 in Freestone County, Texas near Walnut Springs and departed this life on January 30, 1960, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Bessie Jones of Inglewood, California at the age of 72 years, 8 months and 22 days. He had been in ill health for a number of years.
His mother passed away when he was 6 years old so he made his home with an uncle R.L. Whinery and family. In 1898 he, with his uncle and family moved to Oklahoma Territory and settled near what is now Burns Flat, where he grew to manhood. He was converted and baptized and joined the Missionary Baptist church in 1905.
He met and married Willa Estelle Bachel on December 10, 1907. They moved to Roger Mills County in 1912 where they lived and raised their family of five girls and one boy, with the exception of a few years when they lived in New Mexico.
His wife preceded him in death in 1935.
In 1953 his health became so bad he reitred from farming and went ot California to make his home with his daughters, where he was living at the time of his passing.
His children are Maudie T. Gowdy and Bessie M. Jones of Inglewood, California; Ruby E. Faubus, Pacoima, California; Roberta E. Mortan, Gardena, California; Jewell A. Jones, Vista, California and Neal A. Pickett, Elk City, Oklahoma, 18 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends survive.
Funeral services were held on Feburary 4, 1960 at the East Side Baptist Church in Elk City with Rev. H.P. Elliott officiating.
Committal was in the Dempsey cemetery, Dempsey, Roger Mills County, Oklahoma under the direction of Martin-Hullum.

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