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Holman D. Rhoton



Carrollton Boy Cited For Military Excellency

We received news from head-quarters Citizens Military Training Camp at Ft. Sill, Okla., this week that one of our home boys, Holman Rhotan, had been cited for showing outstanding excellence in military activities. he is the third one mentioned and the following is what is said of him in the Bulletin:
"Holman D. Rhotan, Carrollton, Texas, loyalty, unusual progress and strict attention to duty."
In the rifle marksmanship as a sharp shooter, he scored 159, the eight in the honory list of 36.

The Carrollton Chronicle - Friday, August 24, 1923
Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams

Injured in Auto Wreck

Holman Rhoton suffered the breaking of both legs, below the knees, a slight injury to his nose and a bruised hand, and Clarence Hays had what may be a sprained nick (the information at this time is in written was not full on that score) in an auto wreck at the cement bridge just south of Farmers Branch. The young men were coming out from Dallas where they had been in attendance at a show. Clarence was driving and as he approached the bridge a car with blinding lights met them, grazed the side of the car, and they went into the ditch. The car was very badly damaged. Gus Good, who resides close to where the accident occurred, carried them to Dallas to St. Paul Sanitarium and after seeing that they had care, drove to Carrollton and notified Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Rhoton who went into Dallas to see their son's condition and what could be done.
The accident happened about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night. Mr. and Mrs. Rhoton went to Dallas about 2:30 and remained until nearly 5 o'clock. They report the boys getting along nicely. They do not think any internal injuries have occurred. No information as to the offending car is at had. In telling his parents about the accident Holman said he saw the blinding lights and the next thing he knew he was on his head.

The Carrollton Chronicle - Friday, January, 23, 1931
Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams

Word was received from Holman Rhoton who was so severally injured last week in an auto wreck states that he is doing nicely and getting along as well as could be expected under the circumstances. Clarence Hayes was bro home a day or so after the accident and is getting along nicely too. His greatest injury was to his neck. It was thot, tho he suffers some intestinal trouble where the steering wheel hit him.

The Carrollton Chronicle - Friday, January, 30, 1931
Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams



Marry in Dallas

Holman D. Rhoton of Carrollton, and Miss Elizabeth Cahill of Dallas were married in Dallas Sunday morning about 9 o'clock. Rev. S. E. Wilkin performed the ceremony in his home.  A few friends of the contracting parties were present to witness the ceremony. A few hours after the wedding was performed the happy couple departed in a car for pints in southern Texas. After a short trip they will be at home in Carrollton.
Mr. Rhoton is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Rhoton and has been associate3d in the dry goods and undertaking business with his father for some little time. He is a well qualified undertaker and embalmer and for a time was in Royce City where he cared for that work in the firm of Rhoton & Knight.  Miss Cahill was formerly a resident of Greenville and later went to Dallas to take a position with an automotive company there, and where she resided with her sister, Mrs. Frank A. Royse at 3720 Howard street. She is a very likable and capable young lady and will make a wonderful addition to the younger set of married folks on this little city.
We always knew Homan had a lot fo friends, but the  number who took an active interest in his weeding was really more than he could cope with and they made life some miserable for him for many hours prior to and following his marriage, but it is all over now and they can live long and happy ever after.

The Carrollton Chronicle - Friday, September 11, 1931
Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams



Holman D., Former Owner of Rhoton Weiland Funeral Chapel. Lifelong resident of Carrollton. Died May 20 at his home in Carrollton. Survived by Sister, Iris Van Cleve, several Nieces and Nephews. Services Tuesday, May 22 at 10 a.m. at Rhoton Weiland Chapel, Rev. Bill Buckingham officiating. Interment Hilltop Cemetery.
I-35 at Crosby Rd. Carrollton

Submitted by Betty Lou (Stanley) Dennis




Rites Tuesday for H. D. Rhoton, former owner of funeral home

Memorial services for Holmon D. Rhoton, former owner of Rhoton-Weiland Funeral Home in Carrollton, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Rhoton-Weiland Chapel. Interment will follow at Hilltop Memorial Park, Carrollton. Rhoton, 82, died Sunday at his home, apparently of a heart attack.

A native of garland, Rhoton attended public schools in Garland and Carrollton.

He graduated from high school in Carrollton in 1917. In 1925, he graduated from the University of Texas at Austin.

Rhoton became the first licensed embalmer in Carrollton in 1926. He immediately bean working for his father at Rhoton-Weiland funeral home, a family-owned business.

He was honored in 1977 by the Texas Funeral Director's Association for his 50 years of service in the funeral profession.

Rhoton was a mason and a member of the Delta Theta Phi fraternity.

The Dallas Morning News - May 22, 1984; Page 5E
Submitted by Betty Lou (Stanley) Dennis


Elizabeth C. - 1902 - 1983
Holman D. - 1902 - 1984

Hilltop Memorial Park, Carrollton, Dallas County, Texas


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