Author, trainer, roper Sikes Dies
One of the nation's best-known horse trainers and rodeo cowboys died
Tuesday, leaving a gap in the Van Alstyne and Howe communities.
L.N. Siked died of emphysema in Wilson N. Jones Hospital in Sherman
at the age of 77. Services will be at 3 p.m. in the First Baptist
Church in Howe, with burial in Van Alstyne Cemetery, conducted by Flesher
Duane Peters, Dennis Wilkinson, Jim Koontz and Johnny Boren will
officiate, and pallbearers will be nephews.
Born in Bell County, Texas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jake N. Sikes, he
married Helen McLear on Oct. 18, 1928, in Rogers.
Sikes went into competition rodeo roping in the late 1920s and remained
active on the national....(incomplete clipping)
11 June 1991
Van Alstyne - Services for Helen Elizabeth Sikes, 82-year-old Howe
homemaker who died Sunday at Meadowbrook Nursing Home in Van Alstyne, will
be held at 2 p.m. today in Flesher Funeral Home in Van Alstyne. Duane
Peters will officiate with burial in Van Alstyne Cemetery.
Mrs. Sikes was born in Rogers,the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. V.B.
Melear. On Oct. 18, 1927, she married L.N. Sikes in Rogers.
She was a member of the Rogers Church of Christ.
Surviving are her daughters, Frances Saunders of Gatesville and
Jan Powers of Howe; sons, Sonny Sikes of Huntsville and Jack Sikes of Van
Alstyne; brother, B.V. Melear, Jr. of Jasper; 10 grandchildren and eight
Pallbearers will be Dude Crook, Bob Cavendar, Jim Saunders, David
Saunders, Larry Sikes and B.J. Sikes.
The family will be at Jan Power's residence, 110 N. Quinlan, in