Van Alstyne Public Library
Sunday, November 14, 1965
LITTLETON WILKINS DIES; FUNERAL SET
VAN ALSTYNE - Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in
the Morning Chapel CME Church here for Littleton Wilkins, 87, Van Alstyne
Negro who died Friday in a Sherman hospital.
Rev. E. E. Dykes, pastor of the church, will conduct the services.
Burial will be in Van Alstyne Cemetery, directed by Grayson Funeral Home,
Wilkins was born Jan. 16, 1878 in Midway, the son of David and Harriet
Wilkins. He had lived in Van Alstyne since 1898. In 1904, he
married Miss Nova Totton here. He was a member of the CME Church.
Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Edna Scott and Mrs.
S. P. Stinnett, both of Van Alstyne; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren;
four great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Texas Death Certificate
Nova Wilkins (female, black, widowed) was born 11 September 1885
in Texas, the daughter of Silas Totton and Georgia Bange. She was
a housewife who resided east of downtown, Van Alstyne, Grayson Countym
Texas. She died 14 August 1976, age 90 years, at Wilson N. Jones
Hospital in Sherman, where she had been hospitalized for 5 days.
The informant was her daughter, Arvetta Stinnett. The main cause
of her death was acute cerebral hemorrhage, which lasted for 24 hours,
dued to cerebral arteriosclerosis, which she had suffered with for several
months. Burial was 18 August 1876 in Van Alstyne Cemetery, under the direction
of Boyd-Smith Funeral Home.
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