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Ray Curtis MILES

Cabool Cemetery
Texas County,
Missouri

Sadie
Dec 23, 1892 Elk Creek, Texas, MO
Jul 3, 1985 Raymondville, Texas, MO

Ray
Apr 10, 1889
Nov 28, 1947

Ray Curtis Miles, son of William and Ida Curtis Miles, was born at Winfield, Kansas, April 10, 1889. He departed this life November 28, 1947.
He attended high school at Burden, Kansas and was a graduate of South Western University of Winfield. In 1901 he, with his parents, came to Elk Creek, Mo., to make their home. It was here met and married Sadie Parker, August 7, 1910. They immediately moved to West Frankfort, Ill., to establish their home. They lived there 10 years and Ray was employed as Chief Clerk to the General Foreman of the C. and E.I. Railroad Co.
He united with the Christian Church while at West Frankfort, some thirty years ago and later moved his church membership to the Houston Christian Church. His ideals of religion were of the highest type and he practiced these principles in his everyday life. He was loyal and faithful at all times.
In April, 1920, he bought a farm near Elk Creek, moving back to Texas County. About 1923 he was employed as Cashier of Elk Creek Bank. During the depression years it seem advisable to discontinue the Bank there. He was fortunate at this time to be able to pay all depositors 100% and also a small dividend to the stock holders, which in itself spoke high praise for his management.
In December, 1935, he was employed as Cashier of Raymondville Bank. This was a bank of some sixty-five thousand totals, and under his wise and efficient management, this institution has grown to a million, one hundred sixty thousand dollars. He attributed the success of the bank, not altogether to his management, but to loyalty of the depositors, many of whom were his own personal friends. He was always faithful to his business associates and often found a way for different ones to carry on when they felt they were at the end of the way. The greater their need—the greater his joy and satisfaction when he could somehow help them find a way to go forward. He was such a capable advisor, and many, many will miss his counsel and advice.
His going was a great shock to every one, even the wife and his closest associates. He was ill just the one day and even though in great pain his entire thoughts were for the welfare of others. Many time this last day he said to his wife; "Don't worry, I'll be all right." He had such lasting friendships—especially among children and young people. Many who had confided in him are so grieved at the loss of their best fiend, as they themselves have expressed it since the hour of his passing.
Though he did not have the privilege of living his three score and ten, he has lived more than many who have been permitted their allotted time.
Of him it can truly be said—he was a wonderful companion. He was the greatest person to give freely of his live and appreciation. He practiced giving his flowers to the living.
He was a family of three children. His mother passed away when he was very young. His father preceded him some 22 years ago. Faye, his sister, departed this life at the age of 28 years. The only brother, Charley, preceded him about two years ago, leaving Ray as the only surviving member for the past two years.
He leaves to mourn his passing his beloved wife, his sister-in-law, Mrs. Charley Miles, four nieces and three nephews and his many friends.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Earl Sechler, of Springfield, before a large group of friends, at the Raymondville Church, Monday, 2 p.m. The many beautiful floral offerings paid tribute to his memory, and brought consolation to the grieved ones. Miss Freda Shanks presided at the piano and vocal numbers were rendered by Mrs. Gladys Sileven, Mrs. Ada Vollmar and Miss Juanita McCalliser.
Pallbearers were directors of the Bank or associated with the bank: Arvel Hobbs, Elmer Richardson, Joe Hume, Jake Thiener, Maurice Covert and Maurice Singer. Arrangements were under the direction of the Elliott Funeral Home and interment was made in the Cabool Cemetery by the side of his father.

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