May 31, 1944
A Baby Shower was given for Ruth Payne
Rose who married J.W. Rose, Jr. in 1942. J.W. Rose, Jr. was the son of John W. Rose and Ida Hodges Rose.
Among those attending were my mother
Betty Payne, Katheryn Ault and many of the towns most admired ladies.
J.W. Rose, Jr. was later convicted of
the brutal kidnapping and murder of Mayor Joe Tyler Duncan's
father. Had it not been for the outstanding defense of Rose by
Lawyer G. Howard Nevils no doubt Rose would have at the least spent his
life in prison. I understand he spent only a few years for this
brutal crime. The cost of the trial cost the Rose family most of their farm land. Land that now occupies the G. Howard Nevils House "Boxwood Rising" on Cedar Fork, built in 1949. Anna Ruth Payne was the daughter of Clarence C. and
Bertha Payne. Anna Ruth and J.W. Rose had one son John born July
31, 1944 and died Nov. 4, 1998. She divorced J.W. Rose, Jr. in
1945 and married Dave Lipton in 1949 and moved to Arkansas.
Johnny Rose wins Baby Picture Prize 1946
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