From a special edition of the Scott County Advertiser newspaper of 3 April 1991, entitled "A Salute to Scott County Citizens 90 Years and Over." The interviews were done as part of a celebration of the Bank of Waldron's 90th anniversary.


Sue Messick was born in Altus, Oklahoma, November 9, 1900 to Joe and Ollie Smithee. She attended school in Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico. At age 12 her family moved to Texas and later to New Mexico where she met and married her husband Fred Messick who died in 1979. They had one child, Mary Lee Messick, who lives with her. All three of the Messicks served as missionaries for the Jehovah Witness Church from 1946 until 1963, in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.

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