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Dead Captain, Victim
Of Crash, to Be Buried
With Military Honors
Ottis Hospital Unit to Have Charge of Services

Military funeral rites for Capt. Perry Oliver Brittin of Athens, who was instantly killed at 12:15 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, when the automobile in which he and Miss Nellie Courtwright, were riding, was struck by a Chicago & Northwestern freight train, eight miles northwest of Springfield, will be at 10:30 o'clock tomorrow morning at the family residence in Athens. Rev. Elmer Stackhouse, pastor of the Christian church at Cantrall, will officiate, assisted by Rev. C. F. McKown, pastor of the Methodist church of Athens, and Rev. J. W. Coleman, pastor of the Christian church of that city. Burial will be made in Brittin cemetery. Dr. Ottis' unit, of which Captain Brittin was a member, will have charge of the funeral.

Miss Atta Courtwright, sister of the injured nurse, who resides at Athens, is in a critical condition at St. John's hospital as a result of the shock from learning of the accident. It is not known whether she will recover.

Victim of the Crash
Miss Nellie Courtwright, it was thought at first, had sustained a fracture of the skull. A more minute examination later showed that she was badly injured about the head. It was also found necessary to amputate the toes of her right foot. Favorable reports for Miss Courtwright's recovery were received from St. John's hospital late last night.

Skull Believed Crushed
Captain Brittin was to have left today for Atlanta, Ga., where he expected to marry Miss Constance Berry, his fiancee, within two weeks.

After a lengthy inquest, the coroner's jury returned the verdict yesterday afternoon that Captain Brittin met his death at 2:15 o'clock, July 2, "from injuries accidentally received in a col- [rest of article is missing]

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