Countiss, Billy Parlton (Unknown - December 21, 1918)

Billy Countiss Dies of Exposure

Douglas Budget - December 26, 1918

Billy Parlton Countiss, 42 years of age and for many years a resident of this country, died of exposure Saturday night in the Flat Top country, twenty miles east of Douglas. Countiss, who was in the employ of B.J. Erwin, had gone that day from Douglas with a team to Flat Top. He went to the herder's camp and directed the herder to take the wagon to a point he indicated saying that he would drive the sheep over. The herder died as directed and when Countiss failed to arrive search was made for him. It was not until yesterday afternoon that the body was found in a ravine, where the man had fallen and being unable to extricate himself had died of exposure. The body was brought to town last night. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from Hofmann's Chapel with services by Rev. H.E. Shepherd, with burial in Douglas cemetery.

For the last ten years Countiss has been in the employ of B.J. Erwin or W.F. Hamilton. He is spoken of highly by his employers, being a valuable, faithful worker. A brother survives him, but his whereabouts are unknown. Other relatives live in Oklahoma.

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