Willie A. Akridge
1883 - 1954
Nora F. Akridge
1885 - 1967
WILLIS A. AKRIDGE
DIES IN HOSPITAL
WHITEWRIGHT -- Funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in Earnheart
Funeral Chapel for Willis A. Akridge, 71, a retired farmer in Desert community
who died in a Sherman hospital Wednesday at 1:45 a.m.
Rev. Howard Holland, pastor of Cross Roads Presbyterian Church,
and Rev. Lee H. Smith, pastor of Whitewright Presbyterian Church, will
Pallbearers will be Cloy Horton, John Reeves, Robert Sears, Bryon
Caraway, Wallace Caraway, Tom Brooks, Jeff Wooldridge, and Fred Coo Sr.
Burial will be in Cross Roads Cemetery.
Mr. Akridge was born in Desert community, a son of Mr. and Mrs.
Joe Akridge. He had lived in the same house 46 years. He was
a member of the Presbyterian Church.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Nora Fletcher Akridge; two daughters,
Mrs. Rosco Pace of Denison and Mrs. Paul Cook of Whitewright; a brother,
Jodie Akridge of Desert; a grandson, Harold Pacee Sr. of Sherman, and a
|WHITEWRIGHT -- Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m.
Thursday in Earnheart Funeral Home for Mrs. Nora Akridge, 82, widow of
W. A. Akridge. She died Wednesday at 7:10 a.m. in a Sherman hospital.
Dr. Charles Ramsey, of Austin College, and minister at the Cross
Roads Presbyterian Church, will conduct the services. Rev. C. C.
Dooley of Whitewright, Presbyterian minister, will assist. Burial
will be in Cross Roads Cemetery.
The family will be at the funeral home Wednesday night.
Mrs. Akridge was born Sept. 4, 1885, in Collin County, the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. John Fletcher. On Nov. 10, 1902, she married Mr.
Akridge in Desert. He died in 1954. She was a member of the
Survivors are two daughters; Mrs. Roscoe Pace of Denison and Mrs.
Paul Cook of Whitewright; and a grandson, Harold W. Pace Sr.; and a great-grandson,
both of Grand Prairie.
Elaine Nall Bay