Dos Palos Star, Dos Palos, CA. April 9, 1937


Succumbs to attack of Influenza At Home of Sister-in-law; Pioneer Dos Palos Resident.

Dos Palos lost one of it's pioneer residents in the death last Sunday night of Berdell Hoyle, which occurred at the home of his sister in-law in Fresno. Complications which set in following at attack of influenza are said to have been the cause.

Berdell Hoyle was born at Farmington, Tennessee, on March 4, 1876 and was thus just a month past 61 at his passing. He settled in this community about 45 years ago and won for himself a place of esteem and respect here. He was interested in all public projects which promised to be beneficial to the community, and was always ready to serve. He was loved for his jovial nature and sterling manhood.

At one time he was the publisher of the local paper, which he conducted with ability. He operated a resort at Wawona until five years ago, when he sold his property there and moved to Longbarn where he had a similar business.

Relatives who survive are his wife, Mrs. Elsie Hoyle; two sons, Robert Hoyle of Alhambra and William Hoyle of Longbarn, two brothers, E. R. Hoyle of Dos Palos and Claire Hoyle of Oakland; and two sisters, Mrs. Bonnie Reynolds of San Jose and Mrs. George Christian of Dos Palos. Two sons, Lancelot B. and Edmund, preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held at the funeral chapel of Welch & Medlin here on Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, with Rev. O.L. Russell officiating. Mrs. Helen Flory was soloist, with Mrs. M. Millett at the organ.
Many friends were present to bring their tribute of respect. Burial was in the local cemetery.
Pallbearers were E. L. Mason, John R. Campbell, E. K. Angie, C.A. Bibler, Ed Sorg, A. A. Stocking.

Contributed by: Carol Lackey