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The Lakelander, Thursday, September 19,1991; Mr. Darrel Shelley, 1912-1991
Mr. Darrel Shelley, age 78 of Whitney, a retired road construction worker, died Monday, September 9 in Clifton hospital.  Funeral Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 11,1991at Marshall and Marshall Chapel in Whitney with Larry Shelley and Reverend Eddie Booth officiating.  Burial was in the Bethlehem Cemetery near Whitney.  Mr. Shelley was born December 18,1912 near Whitney, the son of James Perry and Allie Lee (Grant) Shelley.  He lived in the Whitneyarea all his life.  He married Lena Young on September 17,1943 and she died April 10,1977.  He served in the U.S. Army during WWII.  He was a Baptist.  He is survived by: two sons, Larry Andrew Shelley of Lawton, Oklahoma and Harold Adrian Shelley of Whitney; two brothers, Perry Shelley Jr. of Whitney and W.A. Shelley of Lufkin; two sisters, Adeline Bush of Whitney and Bettye Ryno of Whitney; and eight grandchildren.
SIMONSEN, RICHARD C.--Carol Simonsen-Bueche
(Taken from the Lubbock Avalanche Journal, October 4, 1977, Tuesday Morning, Page 8-A)
ABERNATHY (Special)  Services for Dempsey Daniel Skipper, 69, of Abernathy will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday in Abernathy Church of Christ, with Condy Billingsley, minister, officiating, and the Rev. Jacky Newton, pastor, of the First Baptist Church here, assisting.
Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park of Lubbock under direction of Chambers Funeral Home. (Born February 29, 1908)
Skipper died October 3, 1977 at his home Monday morning after suffering an apparent heart attack.  The farmer was born at Happy and came to Abernathy from Johnson City in 1926.  Survivors include his wife, Lynie Olivia (Sosebee) Skipper; four sons, Billy Frank Skipper and Johnny Wayne Skipper, both of Abernathy, Truett Lynn Skipper of Midland and Gary Dan Skipper of Tucson, Arizona; two brothers,   W.C. of Roswell, New Mexico , and Aubrey of Arlington; three sisters, Mrs. C. F. Acklin of Amarillo, Mrs. R.C. Daze of Maypearl, and Mrs. J.D. Crawford of Alvarado; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
(Dempsey was the husband of Lynie Olivia (Sosebee) Skipper)
Skipper Infant’s Funeral Today
(Taken from the Lubbock Avalanche Journal, January 14, 1969, Tuesday Morning, Page A-3)
ABERNATHY (Special)  Graveside services for Anissa Skipper, stillborn daughter (Born and Died January 12, 1969) of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Dan Skipper of Farmington, New Mexico, will be at 10:00 a.m. today in the Abernathy Cemetery.  The Rev. Murray L. Brewster, pastor of the First Baptist Church, will officiate.  Burial will be directed by Chambers Funeral Home.  The infant was stillborn Sunday night at West Texas Hospital in Lubbock. Survivors include grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. Anderson and Mr. and Mrs. Dempsey Dan Skipper, both of Abernathy. (Anissa was the daughter of Gary Dan and Edwina Louise Anderson Skipper; granddaughter of Dempssey Daniel
and Lynie Olivia (Sosebee) Skipper)
ABERNATHY (Special )  Services for Lynie Olivia (Sosebee) Skipper, 88, of Abernathy will be at 3:00 p.m. Monday  in Abernathy Church of Christ with David Bennett, a Church of Christ minister, and the Rev. Mike Wilcox, pastor of Abernathy First Baptist Church officiating.  Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery in Lubbock under direction of Abell Funeral home. She died Friday, February 20, 1998, in Lubbock's St. Mary's Hospital.  She was born December 10, 1909 in Womack, Bosque County, Texas.  She married
Dempsey Daniel Skipper on June 26, 1926  in Jones County, Texas.  He died October 3, 1977.  She moved to Abernathy from Jones County in 1926.  She was a member the Church of Christ. Survivors include four sons, Billy Frank Skipper and Johnny Wayne Skipper, both of Abernathy, and Gary Dan Skipper and Truett Lynn Skipper of San Antonio; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild. The family suggests memorials to the Children's Home of Lubbock, 4404 Idalou Highway, Lubbock, Texas  79403. (Lynie was the daughter of John Franklin and Mary Florence (Wylie) Sosebee and the granddaughter of George Washington and Alice Catherine (Pierce) Sosebee.)
Antonie von Gerichten "Smith"
born  1 Jan 1919 in  Mechtersheim  Germany; died   25 Oct 2005 in Austin TX
The Hillsboro Reporter; Monday, March 11, 2002
Thera Smith, 77, of Osceola died Thursday, March 7, at a Hillsboro nursing home.  She was born May 28, 1924 in Bosque County, daughter of Luther Jesse  and Clara Lee Williams, and had lived in the Whitney and Itasca areas most of her life. She was a
Baptist. She first married Joseph Lawrence Stansberry in 1944, and he preceded her in death in 1974. She later married Lester Smith October 1, 1982. Survivors include: her husband; four children and their spouses, Sheila Wheeler and husband, Richard, and Rickie Stansberry and wife, Terri, all of Tennyson, Joe Stansberry of Osceola and Jamie Stansberry and wife, Anette, of Fort Worth; two stepsons, Tommy Lee Smith of College Station and David Ray Smith and wife, Betty, of Parker Heights; one brother, D. B. Williams of Aquilla; one sister, Mary Jones of Killeen; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Marshall and Marshall Funeral Directors Chapel in Hillsboro with Rev. Greg Johnson
officiating. Burial was at Smith Bend-Coon Creek Cemetery south of Laguna Park. Memorials may be made to American Lung Association of Texas, P. O. Box 26460, Austin 78755-0460.
Sosebee Rites are Planned Here Today
(Taken from the Lubbock Avalanche Journal, May 7, 1963, Tuesday, Page 8-A)
Services for Arymol Haywood Sosebee, 49, 1504 31st Street, who died Monday night at St. Mary’s Hospital, will be at 3:00 p.m. today at the Rix Funeral Home Chapel with Garnie Atkisson of the Northside Church of Christ officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Rix. Sosebee, a farmer, moved to Lubbock in 1955 from Dallas. (Born October 9, 1913 in
Bosque County, Texas)  Survivors include a son, Donny Arymol Sosebee of Dallas; a daughter, Janie Gloretta Sosebee of Dallas; his mother, Mrs. John Franklin (Mary Florence Wylie) Sosebee, 1504 31st, Lubbock; one brother, George Wylie Sosebee of Ropesville; two sisters, Mrs. D.D. (Lynie Olivia Sosebee) Skipper of Abernathy and Mrs. Jesse Lenora (Sosebee) Woods of Los Angeles, California and two grandchildren. (Arymol was the son of John Franklin and Mary Florence (Wylie) Sosebee and the grandson of George Washington and
Alice Catherine (Pierce) Sosebee.)
Funeral Services For Sosebee Infant Are Held Thursday
This was in the Lubbock Avalanche Journal on April 23, 1937 on Page 4:
Funeral Services for Bartie Dan Sosebee, two day old son of Mr. and Mrs. George Wylie Sosebee, who died early Thursday morning, were conducted at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon  at the residence of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Mason Taliaferro. (He was born April 20, 1937 and died April 22, 1937.)  Elon Wilson, minister of the Church of Christ, officiated and burial was in the Abernathy Cemetery under the direction of Rix Funeral Home of Lubbock. Death was at the parents residence nine miles east of Abernathy, Texas.  The Sosebees have no other children.  They have lived here several years.  (Bartie was the son of George Wylie and Bonnie Fay (Taliaferro) Sosebee and the grandson of John Franklin and Mary Florence (Wylie) Sosebee)
(Taken from the Lubbock Avalanche Journal)
Services for Donny Arymol Sosebee, of Dallas will be a 10:00 a.m. Friday in Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.  He died at 3:50 p.m. Monday at his residence after a lengthy illness.  Dr. Nina Hollander of the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the death due to natural causes.  He was born July 11, 1937 in Lubbock and moved to Dallas 38 years ago.  He married Mary Etta Paige September 19, 1958 in Dallas. He was a member of the Shiloh Terrace Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife; his mother, Ora Mae (Kurklin Sosebee) Dyer of Alva; three sons, Michael Craig Sosebee, Darren Keith Sosebee, and Steven Kent Sosebee, all of Dallas; and a daughter, Laurie Anne (Sosebee) Ball of Mesquite.
(Donny was the son of Arymol Haywood and Ora Mae (Kurklin) Sosebee, grandson of John Franklin and Mary Florence (Wylie) Sosebee and the
great-grandson of George Washington and Alice Catherine (Pierce) Sosebee.)
(This is James Anthony Sosebee who came to Texas with his brother, George Washington
Sosebee who married Alice Catherine Pierce.  George remained in Bosque County,
Texas near Walling Bend and James Anthony married Louise Jane “Lou” Wilson
and moved on to Noodle, Texas.)

This is the obituary from the The Merkel Mail Newspaper, Merkel, Taylor County, Texas:
Another Pioneer Passes to Eternity

        At Stamford on last Friday, August 27, Mr. J. A. Sosebee a pioneer of the West, died in a sanitarium, the remains being brought to Merkel on Saturday following, where they were
tenderly laid to rest in Rose Hill Cemetery in the presence of a large concourse of old friends and sorrowing relatives.

        James Anthony Sosebee was born in Fanning County, Georgia, October 11, 1855.
He came to Texas at the age of twelve years, and later settled in Bosque County, Texas
where he married Lou J. Wilson (Louise Jane Wilson Sosebee).  In the year 1888 they
moved to the Noodle, Texas community, 10 miles north of Merkel, Texas where they
resided continuously until 1913.  In 1913, he with his family moved to Paducah, Texas
where he lived until the death of his wife in August, 1922.  Since her death, he has made
his home with his sons, Otto and Marvin, at Anson, Texas.

        To the union were born eleven boys, nine of whom were living at the death of the
parents, eight of whom were present at the funeral as follows: G.W. Sosebee (George
Wilson Sosebee) of Wichita Falls, Texas; O.W. "Ollie" Sosebee (Olin Welbourne “Ode”
Sosebee) and Ernest Sosebee (Earnest Calvin Sosebee) of Paducah, Texas; Frank
Sosebee (Thomas Franklin Sosebee) and A.C. Sosebee (Albert Cleveland Sosebee)
of Stanford, Texas; Otto Sosebee  and Marvin Sosebee (Joseph Marvin Sosebee)
of Anson, Texas.  Homer Sosebee (Homer Virgil Sosebee) of San Antonio,
Texas was unable to attend the funeral.

        He was a charter member of the Masonic Lodge at Merkel, Texas maintaining
his membership there until his death, being among the last surviving charter members
of the local lodge.

        His last illness was brought on by rheumatism, finally developing into pneumonia
which caused his death in August 27, 1926.
(Other Sons:  Charles Oscar Sosebee died February 18, 1907; James Ollie Sosebee;
Jesse Lee Sosebee died March 17, 1900)

In this same newspaper was this Thank You from his family:
Card of Thanks

        We wish to thank our kind friends and neighbors for their acts of love and sympathy
during our recent loss of our father, J.A. Sosebee, and extend grateful thanks for the
beautiful floral tribute to our loved one.
Signed:  The Boys

Rites Pending Here For John F. Sosebee
John F. Sosebee, 73, of 1504 31st Street, died Wednesday afternoon in St. Mary's hospital in Lubbock, Texas after an extended illness.  The body is at the McDonald Funeral home, where funeral arrangements are pending the arrival of the relatives.
Born in Bosque County, Texas, Sosebee, a local farmer, had resided here for nine years. He is survived by his wife, Mary Florence; two sons, G. W. Sosebee of Ropesville, Texas and A. H. Sosebee of Dallas, Texas; and two daughters, Mrs. Jessie Woods of Los Angeles, California and Mrs. D.D. Skipper of Abernathy, Texas.
John Franklin Sosebee (b. March 8, 1881 in Bosque County, Texas; d. December 22, 1954 in Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas; m. Mary Florence Wylie on September 8, 1907 in Bosque County, Texas; Mary Florence Wylie was b. June 8, 1888 in Hope, Hempstead County, Arkansas; d. May 20, 1973 in Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas) was the son of one of the pioneers of Bosque County, Texas.  His parents were George Washington and Alice Catherine Pierce Sosebee.  The bluff that is now called Soldier's Bluff should have been named Sosebee's Bluff.  No one knows why it was named Soldier's Bluff when all years previous, the bluff was known as Sosebee's Bluff.  At this time, the family is trying to get a
historical marker placed near the bluff.
Services for Mary Florence Wylie Sosebee, 84, of 1504 31st Street in Lubbock were scheduled in the Abernathy Church of Christ, Condy Billingsly, minister, officiated, assisted by Travis Boyd, minister of the Ropesville Church of Christ.
Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park in Lubbock with Chambers Funeral Home in charge.  She died at 7:00 a.m. Sunday in Highland Hospital in Lubbock after a lengthy illness.  A native of Arkansas, she moved to Falls County, Texas when she was six months old.  Mrs. Sosebee moved to the Abernathy area in 1926 and has lived in Lubbock since 1945. Survivors include a son, G. W. Sosebee of Ropesville, Texas; two daughters, Mrs. M. T. Woods of Downey, California and Mrs. D.D. Skipper of Abernathy, Texas; three brothers, Oscar Wylie of Lockney, Texas, Ross Wylie of Hillsboro, Texas and Ira Wylie of Fort Worth, Texas; 16 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Mary Florence Wylie Sosebee was the wife of John Franklin  Sosebee. ( Mary Florence Wylie was b. June 8, 1888 in Hope, Hempstead County, Arkansas; d. May 20, 1973 in Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas) John Franklin Sosebee was the son of one of the pioneers of Bosque County, Texas.  His parents were George Washington and Alice Catherine Pierce Sosebee.
(Taken from the Lubbock Avalanche Journal, May 26, 1975, Monday Morning)
ROPESVILLE (Special)  Services for George Wylie Sosebee, 63, of Ropesville will be at 3:00 p.m. today at the Ropesville Church of Christ with W.O. Batten, minister of the church, officiating.  He will be assisted by the Rev. Robert Adams, pastor of the Ropesville Church of the Nazarene.  Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park in Lubbock under direction of Franklin-Bartley Funeral Home.
He died at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Highland Hospital in Lubbock following an illness of two months.  A native of Bosque County (Born November 13, 1911 in Walling Bend), he had been a resident since 1944.  He was a retired farmer.  He was married to
Bonnie Fay Taliaferro on April 15, 1936 in Plainview, Texas.  He was a former president and member of the Ropes School Board and a former director of the Ropes Co-p Gin.  Survivors include his wife; a son, Troyce Wylie Sosebee of Austin; four daughters, Mrs. Patsy Gayle (Sosebee) Smith and Mrs. Bonnie Sue (Sosebee) Suter, both of Ropesville, Mrs. Kaye Nell (Sosebee) Wylie of Lubbock,and Mrs. Linda Janeen (Sosebee) Burns of Austin; two sisters, Mrs. Jesse Lenora (Sosebee) Woods of Lakewood, California, and Mrs. Lynie Olevia (Sosebee) Skipper of Abernathy, and twelve grandchildren.  Pallbearers will be E. J. Abney, A.L. Bevers , Horace Abston, Bill Berry, Joe Schwartz, and J. R. Smith  (Wylie was the son of John Franklin and Mary Florence (Wylie) Sosebee and the grandson of George Washington and Alice Catherine (Pierce) Sosebee.)
SPRAGUE, MRS. BEN--Succumbs in Tyler
Mrs. Josie Brown and Mrs. Robert E Gill were in Tyler Monday of this week to attend funeral services for Mrs. Browns sister Mrs. Ben Sprague, who died October 3.  Burial was in Laurel Land Cemetery in Dallas.  Mrs. Sprague was born at Norse, Texas the daughter of Charley E. Olson and Anna A Olson, and attended school there.  She was married in Dallas where she lived for 25 years before moving to Tyler 25 years ago.  Mrs. Sprague was a member of the Methodist Church in Tyler.  Survivors include her husband of Tyler; one brother, Martin J. Olson of Clifton; five sisters, Mrs. Josie Brown of Meridian, Mrs. Clara Brown of Bethany, Oklahoma, Mrs. Selma Bronstad of Dallas, and Mrs. Minnie Austin and Mrs. Dagmar Wilson both of Englewood, California.
Hillsboro Reptorter Thursday, June 26, 1975
Mr. Lawrence Stansberry, 52, of Haltom City and formerly of Hill County, died Monday, June 23.  Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, at the Marshall and Marshall Funeral Home Chapel in Whitney.  Burial was at the Smith Bend Cemetery.  Survivors include; his wife, Mrs. Thera Stansberry; his mother Mrs. Lavada Stansberry of Whitney; one daughter Mrs. Sheila Wheeler of Fort Worth; three sons, Joe Stansberry and Jamie Stansberry, both of Fort Worth and Rickie Stansberry of Abilene; three brothers William Stansberry of Meridan, Odell Stansberry of Houston and Gene Stansberry of Kilgore; and six grandchildren.
Whitney Messenger, Friday, August 19, 1983
Funeral services for W.A. (Bill) Stansberry, 63, of Meridan were held Wednesday, Aug. 3 at the Brister-Lawson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Doug Shelley and Rev. Calvin Halbert officiating.  Interment was in the Whitney Cemetery.  Born Aug. 21, 1919, the son of Jesse Stansberry and LaVada Shelley in Hill County.  He was raised and educated in Hill County near Hillsboro.  Mr. Stansberry and Ladean Thomas were married in Whitney in 1945.  During World War II, he served a tour of duty in the U.S. Army.  For several years he was in the service station business while living in Whitney and later went to work for the Community Public Service Power
Company (now Texas-Ner Mexico).  In 1965 the family moved to  Meridan, where  he continued to work for the CPS.  He had been employed there for 27 years.  Mr. Stansberry was a Baptist and a member of the VFW in Whitney.  He and his wife also operated the Walnut Springs Locker Plant at Walnut Springs.  Survivors include his wife, Ladean Stansberry of Meridan; one son, Jesse
Stansberry, one daughter Linda Johnson, both of Meridan, 2 brothers, Clarence Odell Stansberry of Tinity and Gene Stansberry of Chandler, Texas, 3 grandchildren, Shawn Turner, Brandy Stansberry and Brandon Stansberry, all of Meridan; a number of neices and nephews.  Pallbearers were: Johnny Huffman, Jeff Satterwhite, Doyle Hulme, Milton  Gann, Steve Bartles, Tom Offutt, Eddie Farmer and T.F. Crawford.  Honorary Pallbearers were Texas-New Mexico employees.
Pearl Stephens, 77, of Holland, passed away Thursday evening, 10 Feb. 1983 in a Holland Nursing Home.  Services were held Saturday afternoon, Feb. 12 in the Oak Grove Cemetery at Walnut Springs, with Rev. John Hansard officiating.  Arrangements were handled by Brister-Lawson Funeral Home.  Pearl was born 2 March 1905, in Texas, daughter of the late M.W. & Rosa Pearl Carter Boyd.  She was a former residnet of Walnut Springs & had lived in the city of Holland for the past 12 years.  she was a member of the First Christian Church.  Survivors:  1 sister, Mrs. Ray (Vic) Hickok of Walnut Springs, & other realtives.

Services for B.J. Terrell, 63, were held March 22 at 10 am at the Church of Christ in Clifton, with Rev. Dalton Graves, & Rev. jeff Ortner officiating.  He died March 20, 1990 at a Clifton hospital.  Born on 2 Jan. 1927 in Clifton to the late Robert I. & Beulah Mae Williams Terrell.  He lived & worked in the clifton area all his life as a cattle rancher & labor contractor for ranchers in Bosque County.  B.J. married in Aug. 1978 to Helen Gilstrap.  He was a Christian.  Some survivors:  his wife, Helen; 1 step-son, Larry Little of Blue Springs, MO; 4 step-daughters:  Sharon Taylor of Oak Forest, IL, Diana Buchalski of Clifotn, Patricia Matthies of Crawford, & Betty Terrell of Valley Mills; 17 grandchildren, 6 step great grandchildren; 6 brothers, & more.  Pallbearers:  M.M. Cranfill, J.C. Anz, Vicotr Conrad, David Bergman, Pat Erickson, & Homer Erickson.
Lola Terrell, 75, of Meridian, passed away Tuesday evening, 1 March 1983 in Meridian Hospital after an extended illness.  Services were held Friday afternoon. 4 March, at the Central Church of Christ in Tulia, with burial following in Rose Hill Cemetery in Tulia.  Arrangements were by Brister-Lawson Funeral Home.  Born 6 June 1907 in Tulia to the late Otto & Pearl (Johnson) Jennings.  She was rasied  & educated in the Tulia area.  She married Homer A. Terrell on 20 Aug. 1925 in Tulia.  Lola was a residnet of Dimmett for 9 years, beofre moving back to Tulia.  She moved to Meridian in 1966 to their ranch east of town.  She was a member of the Meridian Church of Christ.  She was preceded in death by her husband 4 Dec. 1974.  Survivors:  3 daughters:  Mrs. Evelyn Coots od Plainview, Mrs. Gwen Fowler of Meridian, & Mrs. Lanell Finney of Tulia; 1 sister, Mrs. Mary Nell Embree of Yuma, AZ; 1 brother, Dr. Charles Jennings of lubbock; 10 grandchildren; & 13 great grandchildren.
Hillsboro Reporter; Monday, January 6, 2003
Mrs. Willie Dorothy Halbert Thomas, 84, of the Smith-Bend community in Bosque County, died Tuesday, December 31, at her
residence. She was born November 5, 1918, daughter of the late Minnie Vashtie Goleman and Walter Halbert. She married Roy
Manual Thomas February 8, 1936. She was preceded in death by five brothers; one sister; one son, Jimmy Glenn Thomas; and one
grandson, James Gregory Thomas. Survivors include: her husband; one son, Ronny Gene Thomas and his wife, Susan Witcher, of
Corpus Christi; one daughter-in-law, Linda Lawson Thomas of Fort Worth; three grandsons; three great-grandchildren; one sister,
Rebecca Cloteal Gray of Oklahoma; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Friday, January 3, at
Marshall and Marshall Funeral Directors Chapel in Whitney with Rev. Eddie Booth officiating. Burial followed at Whitney Memorial
Park. Memorials may be made to Whitney Memorial Park, P.O. Box 889, Whitney, TX 76692.
TORRENCE, Iva (L.T. "DICK", Mrs.)
Iva Torrence, 87, of Clifotn, died in a Valley Mills nursing home, Friday night, 12 Nov. 1983.  Services were held Sunday afternoon in Clifton Funeral Home, & burial was in Clifton Memorial Cemetery.  Iva was the youngest child of Tom M. & Mellie Cutbirth Pool, born in Bosque County, 5 Feb. 1895, & lived in the old Pool home between Clifton & Valley mills from 1905 until the farm was sold in 1968, (when she moved to Clifton to make her home).  She married 10 Nov 1917, & was a member of the Clifton Church of Christ.  Survivors:  2 daughters: Miss Elizabeth Torrence of Clifton, & Mrs. Kenneth (Marilyn) Lind of Bellevue, WA; 1 grandson, Kris Lind of Pacific City, OR; 1 granddaughter, Karen Helm of Bothell, WA; & 1 great granddaughter, Meredith Lind.
Brownswood, TX News; Tuesday, April 2, 2002
Graveside services for Dora Turner, 92, of Brownwood, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 4, 2002, in the Antioch Cemetery with David Harris officiating under the direction of the Heartland Funeral Home.  Mrs. Turner died Monday, April 1, at the Brownwood Regional Medical Center.  She was born in Bosque county to the late Elzy and Delsie Doty. She married J.B. Turner in Brown County on Dec. 26, 1928. He preceded her ind death on May 11, 1984. She retired from the Brownwood Regional Medical center in
1972. She was a homemaker and a ember of the 4th Street Church of Christ in Brownwood.  Survivors include two sons and daughters-in -law, Floyce and Marilyn Turner of La Mirada, Calif. and Hilton and Mildred Turner of Early; two daughters
and sons-in-law, Audine and Forest Lancaster of Lawna nd Lana and Danny Webb of Zephyr; four brothers, Arvil Doty of California, Frank Doty of El Doado, L.D. Doty of Crystoval and Carol Doty of Crystoval; eight grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; 12 brothers and one sister.
Mrs. Laura Turner, age 85 of Whitney, died Sunday morning August 31 at the Park Plaza Nursing Home in Whitney.  Funeral Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 2, at the First Assembly of God Church with Rev. Curtis McCehee officiating.  Burial folled in the Whitney Cemetery.  Mrs. Turner was born September11, 1900 in Bosque County, the daughter of James Martin and Lula Pollard Epps.  She lived most of her life in Hill County.   She married Oliver A. Turner, August 25, 1917 and he died in January of 1966.  Also preceded in death by two sons, Billie D. Turner of Whitney June 20, 1983 and James Paul Turner of Hillsboro May 7, 1986.  She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Whitney.  She is survived by: one son, Melvin Eugene Turner of Waco; two daughters, Mrs. Hazel King of Fort Worth and Mrs. Opal Parks of Eldorado; one brother, Jimmy Epps of Fort Worth; two sistersMrs. Nettie Heath and Mrs. Ruth
Vinson, both of Whitney; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Marshall and Marshall Funeral Home in Whitney.
A grinding 2-car crash Saturday night, 4 June 1983, near Laguna Park, left 2 persons dead & 1 seriously injured.  Dead on arrival at the Clifton Hospital were Norma Jean Turner, 53 of laguna Park & David Mack Dickey, 30 of Hillsboro, died at 4 pm the following morning from injuries he received in the accident.  DPS trooper Gerald Baker said the collision took place at 9:10 pm, 1/2 miles North of Hwy. 22 on FM 3118.  Jimmy McMullin, 35, of Hillsboro, was injured also.  Mrs. Turner was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital, Dickey was transferred to Waco & expired there early the next morning.

Charlie J. Urban, 82, of Azle, formerly of Weinert, Texas, died October 7, 2001. Funeral services will be October 10, 2001 at White Funeral Home in Azle at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Willow Cemetery in Haskell, with graveside services at 3:00 p.m. Services will be officiated by Rev. Joe Stulir, a nephew of the deceased. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday October 9, at the funeral home. Family will be at the Charlie J. Urban home outside of Azle.  Charlie was the youngest child of Peter K. and Klara Svach Urban. He was born on White Ranch in Bosque County, November 4, 1918. After his mother died in 1934, he moved with his father, and brother Frank to Haskell county where they farmed. Charlie married Lillie Stulir in 1939 and they farmed in the Weinert area until 1960, when they moved to Azle.
Charlie was a master carpenter and woodworker. He loved hunting, fishing, boating and all outdoor activities. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Lillie, who died in 1986, brothers Joe, Pete, John and Frank Urban, and sisters Clara, Christina, Agnes and Mary.  He is survived by his son, Charles B. Urban and Pam, of Weatherford; grandson Michael Urban of Ft. Worth; one sister, Anna Urban Sommerfeld of Clifton, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, including special friend Helen Spurrier of Springtown.

Hillsboro Weekly Mirror Wed. March 29,1916
Isom Chrisholm Walling was born in Nacogdoches County, Texas May 3,1842 and died at the home of his niece, Mrs.Jessie Greenwade, of Walling Bend, March 20th 1916.  Mr. Walling was a son of Col.Jesse Walling, for whom Walling Bend was named, and was himself an ex-Confederate soldier, having sered thru the war as a member of Company C 3rd Texas Cavalry. He married in 1
865 to Miss Mary Griffin, a sister of Dr. J.M.Griffin, one of the earliet settlers of Hill County, who die more than forty years ago.  Two children survive him, Mrs.Mollie DeShazo of San Angelo and A.C.Walling of Hillsboro, with whom he made his home and who together with his wife as at the bedside during his illness.  Mr. Walling had gone on a visit to his niece, Mrs.Greenwade, when he was taken sick with pneumonia which resulted in his death. He was buried in the family burial ground at Walling Bend. The services were conducted by the Rev.T. McCauley pastor of the Christian church, of which he was a consistant member for more than twenty years.  Thus has passed away a kindly Christian gentleman and a brave Southern soldier, who lived to see almost all of his early friends and comrades answer the final summons. "come up higher"
*Note: Since he was buried in Walling Bend Cemetery
he was moved to Whitney Cemetery when they put the lake in.
Nadine Watson of Wichita Falls, passed away.  She & her husband, who preceded her in death, are former residnets of the Lake area (Laguna Park).  Mr. Watson retired from the Corps Engineers.  Nadine's funeral was held at 1 pm, Nov 9 at the First Baptist Church in Goree, TX, & burial was at Monday, TX.
Hillsboro Mirror; Wednesday, November 16, 1949
Funeral services for Charles J. Wickman Sr., 61, were held in the Church of the Nazerene at 2 p.m. Monday. The Rev. A. F. Duke,
Pastor of the church will officiate. Burial was at the Peoria Cemetery.  The death occurred at 7 a.m. Sunday in a local hospital following an illness of a few hours.  Born in Bosque County, near Meridan. Wickman married Miss Josephine Erickson on January 15, 1908. They lived in Bosque County until 1922 when they moved to Hill County.
Survivors include his widow; one daughter, Mrs. Fred Lee of Hillsboro; three sons, Elmo Wickman of Hillsboro and Josdie Wickman
of Hillsboro and C.J. Wickman, Jr. of Aquilla, Rt.2; two brothers, A.A. Wickman of Cranfills Gap and David Wickman of Kilgore;
three sisters, Mrs. P.M. Cox of Fort Worth, Mrs. H.L. Cox of Rotan and Mrs. S.M. Sorley of Cranfills Gap; and six grandchildren.
Violet J. Wilkerson, 81, a homemaker, died Saturday, June 8, 2002, at a Cleburne care center.
Funeral: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Bethel Temple Assembly of God, Cleburne. Burial: Kimball Cemetery, Bosque County, Texas. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home, Cleburne. Memorials: Bethel Temple Assembly of God, Cleburne.  Violet J. Wilkerson was born in Meridian, Texas March 1, 1921. Survivors: Sons, Ollie George Wilkerson, Les Wilkerson, Jerry Wilkerson and Tommy Wilkerson; daughters, Nita Gilliam, Linda Allen, Judy Hamilton and Bonnie Dunn; brothers, Joe Schoonover, Clifford Schoonover, Belvin Ahlstead and Arthur Lee Wallace; 25 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren.   Published in the Star-Telegram on 6/10/2002
Hillsboro Evening Reporter; Monday, January 23, 1961
Mrs. Williams Dies Sunday, Rites Tuesday
Mrs. Fannie Williams of Whitney, died Monday morning at 6:30 a.m. in Hillsboro.  She was 90 years of age.
Mrs. Williams was a native of Bosque County and at Whitney.  She was a member of the Methodist Church.
Her husband, Coleman Williams died March 25, 1934.  Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ross Cargile of Hillsboro;
5 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs.George Walling of Hillsboro and Mrs. Nollie Johnson of Coalgate, Okla.
 Furneral services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the Whitney Missionary Baptist Church.  The Rev. Calvin Halbert will
officiate.  Burial will be in the Whitney Cemetery.
Hillsboro Reporter; Tuesday, December 17, 2002

Mary O. Williams, 87, of Whitney died Saturday, December 14. She was born June 13, 1915 in Bosque County, daughter of Lee and
Edna Basye Williams. She moved to Towash in 1920 where she grew up and attended school. She had lived in Whitney since 1956.
She was employed at Whitney hospital and later at Park Plaza nursing home. She retired in 1981. She was a Methodist. Survivors
include: several cousins. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 15, at Whitney Memorial Park with Rev. Andy
Anderson officiating.

Roxie Wilson, 81, of Walnut Springs, died Thursday morn, 2 June 1983 in a Meridian Hospital.  Services were held Saturday, 4 June, at 2 pm in the Brister-Lawson Funeral home Chapel in Meridian, with Rev. Bill Schibler & Clayton Young officiating.  Burial was in the Davis Cemetery near Glen Rose.  Roxie was born 14 March 1902 in Somervell County, & was th edaughter of the late George & Jewel (Lyons) Davis.  She was rasied & educated near Glen Rose.  She was married 31 Dec 1921 to Charlie Wilson in Glen Rose.  She & Charlie had lived in the glen Rose area most of their lives.  Roxie was a member of the Baptist Church.  Survivors:  her husband, Charlie Wilson of Walnut Springs; daughter, & son-in-law, Wanda Lee & Vic Cornett of Hico; 3 grandsons:  Lanny Cornett, & larry Cornett, both of Walnut Springs, & Lynn Cornett of Brownwood; 2 granddaughters: Vickie Carroll of burleson & Bobbie Cornett of Hico; sister, Mrs. Minnie Lackey of Walnut Springs; 7 great grandchildren.  Pallbearers: Charles Redden, Lloyd Bohannan, John B. Mounce, Jr., Bill Davis, Nelson Lackey, & Bill Hankins.
Lessie Wilson, age 92, of Robison, formerly of Walnut Springs and Meridian, died Thursday afternoon, May 4 1989, in a Waco Hospital after a long illness.  Funeral services were held Saturday, May 6, at 4pm in the Lawson Funeral Home Chapel in Meridian, with Rev. Richard Creech officiating.  Burial was in the Meridian Cemetery, beside her husband who died on Oct. 12, 1976.  Lessie Gibson, daughter of the late Thomas J. Gibson and Mary Clary Gibson, was born May 1, 1897, in Freestine County and was raised in various parts of Texas.  On April 9, 1916, she was united in marriage to Sam Wilson at Glen Rose.  The couple lived in Walnut Springs for many years, where Mr. Wilson worked at the Katy Railroad shops.  When the shops closed in Walnut Springs and moved to Waco, so did the Wilson family.  Mr. Wilson retired in 1958, and the ocuple moved to Meridian.  After her husband's death in 1976, she continued to live in Meridian until 1981, when her health begin to fail and she moved to Robinson to be with her daughter.  She was a homemaker and member of the Walnut Springs Fist Baptist Church.
Survivors inlcude a daughter, Mrs. K.L. (Oleta) Lucas of Robinson; a son, Richard A. Wilson of Dallas; 5 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; and other relatives.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 8 brothers, 3 sisters, one son, Edward B. Wilson, and a grandson, Richard R. Rhodes.
Pallbearers were:  Jimmy Joe Wislon, Jim Wilson, Joe Wilson, Bob Rhodes, Rogr T. Davidson, and Darrell Bucy.
Fort Worth Star Telegram, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001
Mary Annie Wood (1910 - 2001), 91, a retired supervisor for Kings Candy Co., died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001, in Haltom City.  Funeral: 1 p.m. Thursday in Lucas Sylvania Chapel. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne. Visitation: 8 a.m. to noon Thursday.  Mary Annie Wood was born May 10, 1910, in Bosque County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam B. Wood.  Survivors: Sister, Bobbie Craig of Fort Worth; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services for Jessie Lenora (Sosebee)Woods, 78, of Anaheim, Calif., will be at 10:00 a.m. today in Resthaven Funeral Home
Chapel with Jerry Chism, pastor of Abernathy Church of Christ officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park
under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home.  She died Sunday in Humana West Hospital in Orange, Calif., after a
lengthy illness.  She was born August 12, 1908 in Womack and had lived in the Lubbock and Slaton area.  She was a
homemaker.  She married Merrit Thurman Woods in the 1940s in Lubbock.  He died July 30, 1975.  A son, Ronald Zachary
Woods, died in January 26, 1949.  Survivors include a son, Robert S. (Robert Sosebee Woods) of North Hollywood,
Calif.; a step-son, Don of Houston; four daughters, Tommie Gwendolyn (Corpier) Elkins of Anaheim, Mary Ruth (Corpier)
Whalen of California, Nettie Ruth (Corpier) Muesse of Hillsboro and Donna Yvonne (Woods) Hides of Boston,
Mass;  a sister, Lynie Olevia (Sosebee) Skipper of Abernathy; and six grandchildren.  (Jessie was the daughter of John Franklin
and Mary Florence (Wylie) Sosebee and the granddaughter of George Washington and Alice Catherine (Pierce) Sosebee.)
This was in the August 5, 1975 Lubbock Avalanche Journal:
Merritt Thurman Woods, 66, of Lakewood, California, died July 30, 1975 in the Veterans Adminstration Hospital in Long Beach, California.  Services will be at 3:30 p.m. at Resthaven-Singleton-Wilson Funeral Home with the Rev. Murray Brewer of Abernathy officiating.  Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Resthaven-Singleton-Wilson Funeral Home.
Woods moved from Lubbock in 1941.  He was employed by the International Inn in Long Beach California. Woods is survived
by his wife, JessieLenora (Soseb ee) Woods; two sons, Donald M. of Houston, Texas and Robert Sosebee Woods of Los Angeles,
California; four daughters, Mrs. Donna Yvonne (Woods) Hinds of Downey, California, Mrs. Tommie Gwendolyn (Corpier) Elkins of Anaheim, California, Mrs. Mary Ruth (Corpier) Whalen of Lakewood, California and Mrs. Nettie Thelma (Corpier) Muesse of
Hillboro, Texas; and six grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Robert John Wylie, John Robert Smith, Donny Ray Suter, Johnny
Wayne Skipper, Truett Lynn Skipper, and Billy Frank Skipper. (Merritt was the husband of Jessie Lenora (Sosebee) Woods)
(Taken from the Lubbock Avalanche Journal, January, 1949)
Services Set Here Tuesday for Young Son of Ex-Lubbock Couple
Ronald Zackary Woods, five year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Thurman Woods of Bell Garden, California, former Lubbock residents, and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. John Franklin Sosebee of 1504 31st Street, died Wednesday, January 26, 1949 in a
hospital in Bell Garden from injuries received last Sunday when a car struck him as he was crossing the street. (Born  April 23,
1943 in Flint, Michigan)  Funeral services are to be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday in Rix Funeral Home Chapel.  The body
is to arrive here early Monday morning.  Following the service, interment will be at Tech Memorial Park Cemetery with Rix Funeral directing.  The child’s parents moved away from Lubbock about three years ago.  Woods was associated with Hotel Lubbock when
the family lived here. Other survivors include a sister, Donna Yvonne Woods and a brother, Robert Sosebee Woods, both of Bell Garden; and three half sisters, Mrs. Melvin (Tommy Gwendolyn Corpier) Elkins of Abernathy, Mrs. Thelma (Nettie Thelma Corpier) Muese of Hillsboro, and Mrs. Mary Ruth Corpier of Sacramento, California. (Tech Memorial Park Cemetery is now called Resthaven Cemetery in Lubbock)  (Ronald was the son of Arymol Haywood and Ora Mae (Kurklin) Sosebee, grandson of John Franklin and Mary Florence (Wylie) Sosebee and the great-grandson of George Washington and Alice Catherine (Pierce) Sosebee.)
Arthur A. Worrell, 81, died Thursday, August 26, 1999.  He was born in Iredall, Bosque County, Texas, on February 14, 1918 and was a long time resident of San Antonio and a member of Laurel Heights United Methodist Church.  Mr Worrell had retired from civil service at Kelly A.F.B.  after 36 years and was also a veteran of the United States Air Force and served during World ar II.  He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Katie T. Worrell ; sons, William Worrell, Bruce Worrell and Robert Worrell; 6 grandchildren; sisters Maggie Houston and Donna Berry; brother James O. Worrell; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Visitation will be held on Friday, August 27, 1999 from 5:00 - 9:00 P.M. at Mission Park Funeral Chapels North, 3401 Cherry Ridge Dr..  The funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 28, 1999 at 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home with Rev. Roy Wold officiating.  The internment will follow in Mission Burial Park North.
**Arthur Worrell was the son of William Byston and Katie Leola Herring Worrell. He was the grandson of Stephen Wade and Sarah Elizabeth Temple Worrell.** Arrangements are with : Mission Park Funeral Chapels North 3401 Cherry Ridge Dr. San Antonio, Texas 78230 (210) 349-1414
WORRELL, Hamilton Wade--Rose DENSON
CLOVIS News Journal
Volume 31 No . 15S Monday, October 3, 1949 Front page
H . W . Worrell Dies In Hospital, Rites Will Be Tuesday PM
Hamilton  W. Worrell, 57, a farmer and cattleman in Curry County for the past17 years, died at 6 :15
am. Monday in a Clovis hospital . Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p .m . Tuesday in the Charles V . Steed Memorial Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Seth Hughes assisted by the Rev . Buren Stewart, both of Ranchvale . Burial will be in the Mission Garden of Memories under direction of Steed Funeral Home.
Worrell, survived by his wife Amanda, a son, Raymond, Clovis, two daughters Mrs. Clan Bailey, Clovis and Mrs . W. A . Reid, Crier, his mother, Mrs. Betty Worrell, Hico, Tex ., a brother, W . B . Worrell, Waco, Tex ., two sisters, Mrs. J.H. Parnhill, Cleburne,Tex.,and Mrs. Nettie Howarcl, HicoTex ., and seven grandchildren.  Pallbearers for the services will be Joe, Jim and John Reid, Richard Pain, Dan Griggs and G . A. Grossett .  Honorary pallbearers named are Vaudie Pierce, Claude Gilliam, Ramey O'Rear, Spec Krattiger, Ralph Barrows and J . D. Casey .
Researchers notes: Hamilton Wade Worrell was reared in Bosque County. His parents were Stephen Wade Worrell and Sarah Elizabrth " Bettie" TEMPLE Worrell.
from Unknown newspaper
Stephen Wade Worrell was born February 27, 1859, in Johnson Co Texas and passed away at the age of 82 on January 21, at the home of his niece, Mrs. Arthur Kimball in Hamilton.  Mr. Worrell was one of the 10 children and the last surviving member of his immediate family. While still a boy he made the most important decision that all of us must make in life. He accepted Christ as his Saviour and promised to follow him in all that he did.  His faith is rewarded.  At the age of 19 years, he meet and married Sarah Elizabeth Temple, who was born March 5, 1864 in Erath Co. Texas. To this union six children were born. Jimmie a son died in infancy and a daughter, mars. Dovie Hutchins passed away, October 9, 1940 aged 38.  Mr. Worrell's illness was long but he bore it with patience, he knew when he left this world, he would be forever at rest where there is no more pain.  Besides his wife he is survived by four children, two boys and two girls.  They are; mars. H. M. Howard of Hico, J. H. Barnhill of Roscoe,  Mr. H. W. Worrell of Clovis, New Mexico and Mr. W. B. Worrell of Iredell.  The funeral was held in Hamilton the following day and burial near Hamilton.  The relatives have the sympathy of their friends.
Researchers notes:
Stephen Wade Worrell was a farmer in Bosque for most of his life. He raised his family of six children in Bosque county. His wife Sarah Elizabeth Temple Worrell is buried at Riverside cemetery. Stephen however is buried at Liveoak in Hamilton county.

Funeral services were held for Mr. John William Young, 54 at the Walling Bend Cemetery Tuesday afternoon, February 15, T.L. Weeks of Whitney conducting the service with Claude Scruggs in charge. Mr. Young died at his home near Morgan, Bosque County, on Monday February 14.
Funeral services for Mrs. Miriam Young who died suddenly on February 4, 1949 was held at the Missionary Baptist Church Sunday at 3 o'clock conducted by the pastor F.E. Weller. Lister Funeral home of Meridan in charge of arrangements.  Mrs. Miriam Pollard was born in Bosque County, Texas November 18, 1891 and
was united in marriage to Mr. J.W. Young July 11, 1906. Mr. Young passed away February 14, 1938.  Mrs. Young leaves the following survivors: three daughters; Mrs. J.E. Hinton, Mrs. Sue Pruitt and Mrs. A.D. Shelley all of Whitney; four sons;
Cleveland and Oliver Clyde Young of Whitney; Glenn Alden Young with the Navy in the Phillipine Islands; Corp. Gerald Ray Young of Fort Belvoir, Virginia, there are 7 grandchildren, one sister Mrs. Jim Epps of Blum and two brothers; Isaac and Tom Pollard of Whitney.  Pallbearers were: Otto Shelley, Bill Heath, A.M. Greenwade, Walton Greenwade, Roy Young and M.T. Greenwade. Interment was in Bethlehem Cemetery.  Mrs. Young was highly respected by a host of friends who will long remember her as one who loved her home and was ever ready to render help to anyone in need.

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