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517. Graydon Earl COMSTOCK was born on 5 November 1908 in Uniontown, Crawford County, Arkansas.241,247 He served in the military in 1942 in World War II (Army). He died on 24 October 1983 at the age of 74 in Siloam Springs, Benton County, Arkansas.192 Graydon was buried at Fairview Cemetery in Fatteville, Washington County, Arkansas.

Northwest Arkansas Times, Fayetteville, AR, Monday, 27 Jun 1938
Burleson, Comstock Wedding Impressive Church Event, June 25.
Graydon and Clare were married at the First Baptist church. Jo Ellen Comstock let the candles; she wore a pink embroidered mousseline de soie over pink taffeta with minuet gladioli in her hair. K. M. Comstock, Jr. was best man for his brother; Jay Comstock was one of the groomsmen. My grandmother, the groom's mother, wore beige and copper chiffon with white accessories and had a corsage of white carnations. The bride was a graduate of the University of Arkansas, and member of Pi Beta Phi sorority and had taught one year in the city schools. Graydon had attended the University and had been employed at McIlroy Bank and Trust Co. for three years.
Family members among the out of town guests were Cy Carney Jr. & Katheryn of Rudy; Mr. & Mrs. A. W. Hays & Mrs. James Buchanan of Muskogee; Mr. & Mrs Ira Comstock and J. J. Hays; Mr. & Mrs. Lester Delzell and children, L. C. and Colleen Ellen of Van Buren.

Fayetteville City Directory, 1939
Graydon E. Comstock (Clara) slsmn. Utley & Co. h 18 W. Prospect

1940 Census. Fayetteville, Washington Co AR, ED 72-26A, Sheet 6A, Hh 138.
"Grayson" Comstock renting at 530 Washington. He was 31 and Assistant Cashier, at a Bank.
Mary C., was age 23 and teaching in the public schools.

1947 Fayetteville AR City Directory
Comstock, Graydon E. (Clara), slsmn Utley & Co, home: 18 W. Prospect

Arkansas Gazette
Wednesday, Oct 26, 1983
Graydon E. Comstock
Civic Leader, Retired Banker Dies at Age 74
Siloam Springs. Graydon E. Comstock, aged 74, of Siloam Springs, retired president of the Arkansas State Bank at Siloam Springs and retired president of Comstock Development Company, died Monday.
He also was a former vice president of Community State Bank of Tulsa, a former employee of McElroy Bank of Fayetteville and was a bank examiner for the U. S. Treasury Department. He was a staff member of the University of Arkansas business office, operated a real estate company in Harrison and the Outlook Investment Company.
He was a former member of the Siloam Springs City Council, past president of the Siloam Springs Chamber of Commerce and was active in the Service Corps of Retired Executives.
Mr. Comstock was a World War II veteran, a member of the Rotary Club, a Presbyterian, a Mason, and a Shriner.
Survivors are his wife, Clare Burleson Comstock; two sons, Don Comstock of Lima, Peru, and David Comstock of Broken Arrow, Okla; a daughter Mary Alice Comstock of Corpus Christi; three brothers, K. M. Comstock of Springdale, John Jay Comstock of San Francisco, and Ira A. Comstock of St. Louis; a sister Jo Ellen McKim of Springdale, and two grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Fayetteville by Wasson Funeral Service.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund.

Medora DUVALL (private).

Graydon Earl COMSTOCK and Mary Clare BURLESON were married on 25 June 1938 in Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas.241,247 Believe both David and Mary were born after family moved from Fayetteville to Harrison, Arkansas where they lived for a number of years. Moved to Siloam Springs, Arkansas about the time Dave was in high school. Mary Clare BURLESON, daughter of David Jasper BURLESON and Alice Jewel WESSON, was born on 22 May 1916 in Auburn, Lee County, Alabama.241,265,266,267,268,269,270 She lived in Auburn, Lee, Alabama in 1920.268 She lived in Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas in 1930.267 Mary lived in Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas in 1939.271 She lived in Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas on 1 April 1940.269 She died on 19 December 1999 at the age of 83 in Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas.192,270 Mary was buried at Fairview Cemetery in Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas.

Mary Clare Comstock
Fayetteville .... Mary Clare Burleson Comstock, 83, of Fayetteville died Dec. 19, 1999, at Butterfield Trail Village. She was born May 22, 1916, in Auburn, Ala. to David J. and Alice Jewel Wesson Burleson. She graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1937 and taught in the Fayetteville school system for several years before moving in 1960 to Siloam Springs, returning to Fayetteville in 1988. She was a member of PEO and Pi Beta Phi soroity.
Survivors include two sons Graydon Earl Comstock Jr. and David Allen Comstock; one daughter Mary Alice Comstock; two granddaughters; one great-grandson.
Services will be at 10 AM Wednesday at First Christian Church in Fayetteville with Dr. James D. Johnson officiating. Private burial will be in Fairview Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Beard's Chapel in Fayetteville with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m.

Funeral at 10 AM Wednesday, Dec 22, 1999 at 1st Christian Church in Fayetteville. Dr. James D. Johnson, officiating. Beard's Funeral Chapel.
Buried Fairview Memorial Gardens, Fayetteville, AR

Graydon Earl COMSTOCK and Mary Clare BURLESON had the following children:



Graydon Earl "Don" COMSTOCK Jr. (private).



David Allen COMSTOCK.



Mary Alice COMSTOCK (private).241