In Memory

James Wayland Shores (Lawn Longhorns) - Class Of 1936

James Wayland Shores

August 4, 1918 - July 17, 1972

Rock Springs Daily Rocket-Miner, Jul 22, 1972

Funeral services for James W. Shores, 53, 193 N. First W., Green River, were conducted Wednesday at 8 p.m. at Francom and Smith Funeral Chapel in Green River, the Rev. Charles Crim officiating. Burial was in McBee Cemetery in Lawn, Tex.

Mr. Shores died Monday night at his home of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

He was born Aug. 4, 1918 at Lawn, the son of Samuel and Mina Mansfield Shores.

He married Margaret Cecil McKee Aug. 15, 1937 at Ovalo, Tex.

Mr. Shores had resided in Green River for about three and one-half years, moving there from Carlsbad, N.M.

A member of the First Baptist Church, he also belonged to the BPO Elks, Moose Lodge and Eddy County, N.M., Sheriff’s Posse. He was employed as an underground utility man at Allied Chemical.

Survivors include one son, Jimmy Wayne of Carlsbad; one daughter, Mrs. Rebecca Hanttula of Silver City, N.M.; one brother, Raymond of Houston, Tex.; one sister, Mrs. Lucille Turner of Lawn, and three grandchildren.