Van Alstyne Leader
22 January 1960
LONG-TIME RESIDENT OF
VAN ALSTYNE LAID TO REST
services for Mrs. Effie Kate Umphress, widow of the late Tom J. Umphress,
were held at the Methodist Church last Friday afternoon at two o?clock,
conducted by Rev. Walter B. Sullens of Honey Grove, and Rev. Sale Lilly,
pastor. Interment was in the City Cemetery under the direction of Flesher
Funeral Home. Pallbearers were John Phillips, Jess Farrington, Choyee Pierson,
Marvin Parmer, Turner Means and Hansel Parker. Mrs. Umphress died at her
home here last Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 9:30 a.m. She suffered a stroke on
Mother's Day of last year.
Mrs. Umphress was the daughter of the late Joe A. and Florence Keeling
Phillips. She was born in Collin County on Oct. 13, 1884 and had lived
all her life in and around Van Alstyne. Her husband Tom J. Umphress, preceded
her in death in April, 1964. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
A wonderful mother, and a good neighbor, she had a host of friends. She
loved her church and was a regular attendant until illness forced her to
remain at home.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Albert L. Hooker of Granbury
and Mrs. Sam McKowan of Sherman; by four sons, Jesse Joe Umphress of Euless,
Loyce T. Umphress of Denton, Weldon Umphress of Turkey and Bobby Umphress
of Washington, D.C.; by seven grandchildren; by five sisters, Mrs. Beulah
Kemp and Mrs. Mabel Selph of Van Alstyne, Mrs. Jewel Pierson of Fort Worth,
Mrs. Pearl Carruth of Weston and Mrs. Bonnie Holand of Anna; by two brothers,
Albert Phillips of Van Alstyne and Jack Phillips of Bonham.