Foard County Obituraies
Latest contributed obits below provided by Marian Bryson McGowen from Ardmore,
OK. (contributed Dec.2010) Posted in their entirety as submitted.
Obituary - Foard County News (Crowell, Texas)
R. W. PAULEY, Died at Home in
Margaret; Funeral here Saturday...from Foard County News November 22, 1929
Funeral services for R. W. Pauley were held Saturday afternoon at the
local Church of Christ with
Rev. E. J. Smith officiating. Mr. Pauley died last Friday at his home in
Margaret where he has resided for the past eight years. he had been seriously
ill for about ten days preceding his death.
Mr. Pauley has lived in Foard County since 1908 and was well known over this
section. He engaged in farming during his residence in Foard County; although he
retired from active life about the time he moved to Margaret; about eight years
ago. On coming to Foard County in 1908 he settled on a farm about five miles
northeast of Crowell, just north of the J. W. Bell place.
He was born in
Wythe County, Virginia, on December 4, 1851, and was 78 years old at the
time of death. He came to Texas
in 1873, settling in Navarro county. He married Miss Elizabeth JOHNSON in Navarro County on May
31, 1874 and united with the Church
of Christ the same year.
Mrs. Pauley and three of the eight children born to this union still survive
him. The children are D. G. Pauley of Margaret, J. F. Pauley who lives near
Crowell and W. F. Pauley of Bradley, Arkansas, all of whom were here at the time
of the death. Two brothers, Paul Pauley in Virginia and W. Pauley and eleven
grandchildren also survive the deceased.
Mr. Pauley moved from Navarro County to Hill County and later to
County where he and his family remained for only a short time before
coming to Foard in 1908.
Although he was just a mere boy of 14 years at the time, yet Mr. Pauley drilled
for service with the Confederate army during the last year of the Civil War. The
war ended, however, before he was able to see service in a battle. Mr. Pauley
was also a Master Mason.
Mr. Pauley's kind disposition and Christian life will live as an everlasting
monument to him. He made great numbers of friends wherever he lived and his loss
is keenly felt.
Pall bearers at the funeral
were L. B. Morgan, Claude Orr, John Hysinger, J. S. Smith, Will Blevins and Dave
Sollis. Interment was made in the Crowell Cemetery.
Other relatives present for the funeral were John L. Williams of
Valley Mills, Texas,
grandson; W. F. Johnson, brother of Mrs. Pauley and family of
Haskell, Texas and T. M. Choate of Snyder,
Oklahoma, father of Mrs. D. G. Pauley.
June 10, 1937..Foard County News
Mrs. R. W. PAULEY, 81, of Margaret
died Tuesday night, June 8, at 7:25 o'clock after a long illness. She had been
in poor health since last winter.
Funeral services were held at the Church of Christ Wednesday afternoon at 3
o'clock, conducted by Rev. John
Tyndall, pastor of the
Crowell Christian Church who was assisted by Rev. E. A. Ervine, Pastor of
the First Methodist Church
of Margaret and Rev. Cowling, pastor of the Methodist Church in Burkburnett.
Interment was made in the Crowell Cemetery.
Mrs. Pauley was born December 29,
1855 in Tennessee. At the age of 16 she was converted and joined the Church of
Christ. She was married to R. W. Pauley May 31, 1874, and to this union, eight
children were born; two of whom survive. They are D. G. Pauley of Margaret and
J. F. Pauley of Olney. Mr. Pauley died November 15, 1929.
Mrs. Pauley is survived by two sons; one brother W. F. Johnson of Haskell; one
sister, Mrs. M. M. Ivy of Humble; eleven grandchildren and eleven great
Mary Addie (Choate) Pauley
Obit is from "The Daily
Ardmore, Oklahoma, no publication date
Marian J. Bryson McGowen -
Comments by submitter:
"Mary Addie (Choate) Pauley was my grandmother. She and her
husband, Dolphus Gipson (D.G.) Pauley lived in Crowell for several years and
both are buried in the Crowell Cemetery. Mary Addie died in
Ardmore, Oklahoma as she was living with my mother at the time of her
death. This obit is from "The Daily Ardmoreite". My mother was the Mrs. Howard
A. Bryson (Ruby Jean Pauley Bryson) mentioned in this obit."
Mary Addie Pauley, 1029 First Ave. NW, died at her residence Monday. Funeral
services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday at the Free Will Baptist Church with
Rev. Jim Cearly officiating. Interment will be in Crowell, Texas. Mrs. Pauley
was born Nov. 7, 1890 at Hillsboro, Texas. She is survived by two daughters,
Mrs. C. V. Jones and Mrs. Howard A. Bryson, both of Ardmore; one brother, Walter
Choate, Washington state; five sisters, Mrs. Leonard Henson, Dallas; Mrs. W. A.
Haught and Mrs. Ada Beard, Chickasha; Mrs. C. C. Mott, Manitou, Okla.; Mrs. W.
S. Foreman, Spur, Texas; 10 grandchildren; six great grandchildren, and a number
of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Buddy Anderson, Herman Green, O. H.
Foust, Hershel Lewis and Jessie Justice. Harvey Funeral Home will direct
services. (Source: "The Daily Ardmoreite," Ardmore, OK, August 27, 1957). Note:
Mary Addie Choate Pauley was my maternal grandmother. She was the daughter of
Thomas Matthew Choate and Josephine Cordia (Springfield) Choate who are also
buried in the Crowell Cemetery, Foard Co., Texas.