From The Laurel State Register - January 17, 1930
SUDDEN DEATH OF WILLIAM E. HASTINGS
The very sudden death of William E. Hastings, aged 36 years, took place early last Thursday morning at the home of his brother, Elmer, near Laurel where he had been making his home for a number of years. He had been in apparent good health the day before his death but he was taken with an attack of acute indigestion during Wednesday night and died about four o'clock Thursday morning.
He was very well known in both Laurel and Delmar where he had been engaged for a number of years as an automobile salesman. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Grant Cordrey and Mrs. Joseph Phillips, and three brothers, Charles A. Hastings of Laurel, Elmer D. Hastings and G. Ray Hastings, both of near Laurel.
The funeral was held from the home of his brother, Elmer, on Saturday afternoon and the burial took place in Odd Fellows Cemetery, this town.