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Thursday, February 28, 2012
Rewritten by: Annajo Cantrell Limore
Fred Pickens, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Pickens, has made his home in Muskogee, Tulsa, and Wilson, Okla., for the past two years, passed away in Wilson, Monday of this week. He underwent an operation for appendicitis a few days before his death.
Fred suffered several severe attacks for the past several years and was suffering a bad attack at the time of his operation, which was too late to save his life.
His remains were shipped over the M. K. & T. railway to Eufaula Tuesday. He was accompanied back to town by his wife, mother, and his two older brothers, Sidney and Joe, who had left the day before for Wilson. Information arrived that he was in critical condition and not expected to live.
Services were held by Dr. Moore at the Methodist church Wednesday afternoon at 2 pm. A large crowd of relatives and friends followed his remains to the city (Greenwood) cemetery where he was laid to rest.
Fred was 25 years old at the time of his death. Hewas born Feb. 9, 1895.
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