Cass County

Shaddix Family Obits
Collected by Athena Butterfield

Atlanta Citizens Journal date unknown (bef. 12/1862)


Jesse Shaddix, having long lived a consistant member with us last spring and severed to the call of his country as a volunteer under Captain Oliver, left for the heat of war in Arkansas, where he soon fell under attack of measles and after a long patient endurance of that disease and its unusual consequences fell a victim to death. The particulars of his death we are not informed, but we are left to indulge from his walk in our midst that he has changed earths tiresome ? of sorrow and strife for a heaven of peace, a heaven of glory.

*note-son of William Shaddix who was born @1808.


Atlanta Citizens Journal Feb. 15, 1945


Mrs. Ida Shaddix, 80, died Saturday, Feb. 10, at her home in Daingerfield. She is survived by one brother and two sisters, W.C. Jordan, Mrs. Mary Haynes, and Mrs. Victor Adams. Services were held Sunday, Feb. 11, at 3 p.m. at Flat Creek Church, with Rev. Johnnie Campbell. Burial was at Flat Creek Cemetery.


Atlanta Citizens Journal Sept. 17, 1936


J. J. Shaddix died Friday night at his home in Marietta. Funeral services were held Sunday by Rev. R.H. Wommack. He was one of the early settlers of Cass County and was in business there for many years. He took an active part in the affairs of the community, county, and state. He was a member of the Baptist Church for over 50 years and served as deacon.

He is survived by his wife, five sons and three daughters. G.A. Shaddix of Witchita, Kansas, Dr. A.C. Shaddix of Avinger, Tx., Dr. J.W. Shaddix of Shamrock, Tx., E.H. Shaddix of Marietta, T.W. Shaddix of Douglasville, Mrs. Eula Porter of Marietta, Mrs. Effie Hall of Daingerfield, and Mrs. Alice Thighpen of Overton.


Atlanta Citizens Journal May 2, 1940


Mrs. Ellen Shaddix, 80, passed away at a local sanatorium Tuesday, April 30th. Mrs. Shaddix spent her whole life in Cass county, and her going will leave many sorrowing friends.

She is survived by five sons, G.A. Shaddix of Witchita, Kansas, Dr. J.W. Shaddix of Shamrock, Tx., Dr. A.C. Shaddix of Bivins, Tx., E.H. Shaddix of Marietta; three daughters, Mrs. L.B. Porter of Farewell, Tx., Mrs.Eugen Hall of Daingerfield, and Mrs. Leon Thigpen of Flint, Tx; 31 grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren.

Services were held Wednsday, May 1st at 1st Baptist of Marietta by Rev. Pierce. Interment was at Oak Ridge cemetery under Alldays funeral home.


Atlanta Citizens Journal Feb. 22, 1923


W.A. Shaddix, of Marietta, died suddenly at his home there last Thursday of heart failure. He and his family were sitting around the fire when he complained of dizzy and in a few minutes he was dead. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. J.D. Stringer on Friday. He leaves a wife and several children and other relatives.


Atlanta Citizens Journal March 17, 1960


George Alexander Shaddix, 82, died in Oklahoma City Saturday. Mr. Shadix was born in Cass county and a former resident of Texarkana.

He is survived by his wife, Retta P. Shaddix of Texarkana; son Raymond also of Texarkana; daughters, Ava Nell Braught of Norman, Ok., and Bettye Willis of Dallas; brothers, Dr. J.W. Shaddix of Lubbock, Ed Shaddix of Marietta, and Tom W. Shaddix of Texarkana; sisters, Mrs. Alice Thigpen of Tyler and Mrs. Effie Hall of Daingerfield.

Services were at 10 a.m. Wednsday at East Memorial Chapel with Dr. Arthur Terry officiating. Interment is at the State Line Cemetery.


Atlanta Citizens Journal Nov. 13, 1969


Funeral services for Ed H. Shaddix, 78, were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Marietta Baptist Church with the Rev. Bob Pierce officiating, and burial in the Oakridge cemetery.

A lifelong resident of the Marietta community, Mr. Shaddix died at his home Sunday. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Marietta Baptist church.

Survivors include one son, Royce Shaddix of Naples; one daughter, Mrs. Warren Moreland of Mount Pleasant; one brother, Dr. J.W. Shaddix of Lubbock; 4 grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.


Atlanta Citizens Journal Nov. 19, 1964


Funeral services for Mrs. E.H. Shaddix, 67, were held last week at the Pakridge Baptist Church near Marietta.

Mrs. Shaddix, a member of the Marietta Baptist Church and a Cass county resident for many years, died after a long illness.

Survivors include her husband, a son Royce Shaddix of Marietta; a daughter, Mrs. Warren Morelan of Mt. Pleasant; a brother, N.A. Chapman of Douglasville; a sister, Mrs. Doc Smith of Marietta; four grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Burial was in the Oakridge cemetery with the REv. A.L. Pierce, Rev. L.F. Chitsey, and Rev. Bill Harty officiating.


Atlanta Citizens Journal May 21, 1964


Funeral services were held Friday for Kirby Leon Shaddix, 45, superintendent of the Douglasville school district for the past eight years.

Mr. Shaddix died Wednsday night in a Texarkana hospital after a short illness.

He is survived by his wife; one son, Kirby Leon Shaddix, Jr. of Douglasville; and three nephews.

He was a member of the Union Chapel Methodist church and was a Sunday school superintendent there for a number of years. He was a mason and a veteran of World War II.

Services were held at the Union Chapel church with the Rev. C.D. Johnson officiating. Assisting were the Rev. Lewis Knight and the REv. Lex Lambert. Burial was in the Cedar Grove cemetery near Douglassville.

Pallbearers were members of the school board, H.D. Kirkland, Carl Frost, Welborn Griffin, Cameron Nolen, Austin Erabham, A.W. Newlin, Aubrey Allen and Thomas Willis.


Atlanta Citizens Journal Apri 4, 1963


Wilburn Shaddix died Monday at home in Hughes Springs at the age of 67.

Services were at Frist Baptist church in Hughes Springs, 2:30 p.m. Wednsday, with Rev. H. S., Morris officiating. Burial is at Hughes Springs cemetery. Pallbearers are Arvin Traylor, Vance Irvin, W.B. Holsonbake, Stacey Abernathy, Jim Wallace, Opel Aycock, B.L. Massey and A.J. Finney.

Mr. Shaddix was born April 23, 1895 in Hughes Springs, the son of Rev. and Mrs. John A. Shaddix. He married to the former Lena Irvin in 1913. He was a cattleman and bus driver and served on the Hughes Springs School board for many years.

He is survived by his wife; daughters, Mrs. Howard Hall of Atlanta, Mrs. J.D. Hooten Jr. of Marshall, Mrs. L.L. Mentzer of San Antonio and Mrs. R.E. Morgan Jr. of Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Patman of Kilgore and Mrs. Julia Niblett of Fort Worth.


Atlanta Citizens Journal Jan. 2, 1936


Rev. James A. Shaddix, 77, one of the counties oldest preachers, died at his home in Hughes Springs, Friday, December 20th, after a brief illness. He had been in ill health for anumber of years, although he had been able to come to town until a few days before his death.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. G.K. Williams, assisted by Rev. J.W. Ford, Roy Collum, and F.C. Strickland.

He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. L.D. Clements of Cooper; four sons, Rev. J.L. Shaddix of Streetman, J.B. Shaddix of Hughes Springs, Frank Shaddix of Dallas, and Jesse B. Shaddix of Beaumont; two brothers, Z.L. Shaddix of Pittsburg and Young Shaddix of Alabama; two sisters, J.M. Newberry of Hughes Springs and another in Alabama.


Atlanta Citizens Journal April 26, 1934


Miss Emma Shaddix, about 47, died at her home in Hughes Springs Saturday and was buried there Sunday. Services were conducted by REv. Collum and Rev. Seals.

She had been in poor health for several months.

She was a fine Christian woman, a good citizen, and loved by all who knew her.

She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Shaddix; four brothers, Rev. J.L. Shaddix of Jacksonville, Frank Shaddix of Dallas,Tx., Jesse Shaddix of Beaumont and Ben Shaddix of Hughes Springs; and a sister, Mrs. Newt Clements near Mt. Pleasant.


Atlanta Citizens Journal Feb. 16, 1956


Mrs. Alice Shaddix, 65, of the Atlanta highway, died at 1:30 p.m. Friday after a long illness.

A native of Cass county, Mrs. Shaddix was born June 23, 1890. She lived in Texarkana since 1939 and was a member of the Pentecostal church.

She is survived by her husband,W.C. Shaddix; sons Richard and Mack of Texarkana; stepsons, Vernon and Austin of Hughes Springs; daughters, Mrs. Lizzie Bean and Mrs. Lillie Simmons of Texarkana and Mrs. Rosie Stovall of Houston; stepdaughters Mrs. Exa Floyd and Mrs. Eva Huff of Hughes Springs; brother John Floyd of Bonham; sisters, Mrs. Annie Copelan, Mrs. Effie Cotton, Mrs. Willie Floyd; 23 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.


Atlanta Citizens Journal Feb. 5, 1970


Funeral services were held Friday for Rufus Shaddix, a native of Cass county and a retired farmer.

Services for Mr. Shaddix, 75, were held at Flat Creek Church. of which he was a member. Officiating were Rev. A.L. Pearce, Rev. Richard Posey and REv. John Bell, with burial in Flat Creek cemetery.

Mr. Shaddix died Wednsday in a Lone Star Hospital.

He is survived by his wife, four daughters, five sons, brother Marcus and sister Mary Barton, 27 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.


Atlanta Citizen Journal May ?, 1969


Funeral services for Burnie Shaddix, 57, of Longview were held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Hughes Springs Church of Christ with Dean Brookshire and Don Carson officiating.

Burial was in the Hughes Springs cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Watson-Davis Funeral Home.

Mr. Shaddix died Tuesday in Longview. A native of Cass county, he lived in Daingerfield until October 1968 when he moved to Longview. He was an employee of the Gulf Oil Company in Hughes Springs and a veteran of World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Allie Shaddix of Longview; a daughter, Mrs. Jimmy Hall of Longview; two granddaughters, Rebecca Jean and Christine Hall of Longview; two brothers, Nevelle Shaddix of Minard, and Homer Shaddix of McKinney; and a sister, Lucy Faye Gilmore of McKinney.

*note* Lucy Faye (Shaddix) Gilmore is grandmother to submitter-Athena (Evans) Butterfield.


Cass County Sun, Linden, Tx. June 30, 1914

Card of Thanks from the family of Ouida Shaddix

(daughter to Jeff Joshua Shaddix)(died in 1914 when a tornado hit the Cass county area)

We all think in the days of prosperity and health that we fully understand the meaning of the word friend, but never before have we been able to comprehend so fully the significance of that word. Only those who have suffered similiar afflictions can understand our feeling when we found ourselves buried beneath the walls of our home. It seemed like we had more than we could bear when we took the lifeless body of our dear sweet daughter, Ouida, from beneath the cruel walls.

We were not long homeless. These noble souls and generous spirits responded to our need in a Christian like way. We were sheltered an cared for. Willing hands gave aid in every way.

Our home has been rebuilt to such a way that we feel thankful. Not only do we thank the good people of Marietta, but we thank each and every one far and near, that lent a helping hand.

Kind friends, our gratitude is too deep for words. Spoken language could never express our appreciation for all deeds of loving kindness, for our thankfulness can only be told in swelling heart throbs.

When we all gather together in another kingdom, where we shall know as we are known, when the presence of our common father crystallizes our innermost being, then you can know the depth of our feeling when we say thank you.

May infinite wisdom guide you, infinite love shield and protect you from all harm, is the prayer of our hearts.


Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Shaddix


From Funeral Obituary Card, Dec. 16, 1951


Mr. L.G. Shaddix passed away Dec. 16, 1951. His wife, Minnie Hill Shaddix, preceded him in death. He spent most of his life in Marietta, Tx., and the surrounding area.

Services were at 2 p.m. Dec. 19, 1951 with clergymen Rev. Oscar Kennedy and Rev. F.C. Strickland officiating. Final Resting place was at Sardis Cemetery east of Hughes Springs, Tx. Reeder Watson Funeral Home of Hughes Springs helped the Hopewell Baptist Church to perform the services.

Survivors include three sons, Burney Shaddix, Nevelle Shaddix and Homer Shaddix, and one daughter, Lucy Faye Gilmore.

Pallbearers were Simmie Arnold, Wilburn Shaddix, Joe Hall, Talmadge Jordan, Otha Hall, and Charles Barton.

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