Wise County Messenger, Decatur, TX, November 1982
RUBEN PRESTON FEAGANS
Ruben Preston Feagans, 81, of Decatur died Saturday, Nov. 6 at a Decatur hospital.
Services were Monday at Bell Baptist Church in Decatur, where he was a member. The Reverends Sam Rector and Henry Walton officiated. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Marcus Rasco, Welton Redwine, Ray and David Mosley , Lee Reeves, Marlow Saunders, Harless Rhine Sr., and Sam Chilton.
Feagans, born April 1, 1901 in Whitewright, was the widower of Addie Morris. They were married Aug. 28, 1937.
Survivors include a son, Robert R. Hammock of Hereford; daughters Mrs. J.C. Elliott of Goree, Mrs. B.B. Auburg of Midland, Mrs. S.C. Bennett of Marietta, GA., Mrs. Silas Locklear of Fort Worth and Tommie Sue Feagans, of Decatur; sister, Grace Whitfield of Snyder; 15 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Coker Funeral Home in Decatur made arrangements. (Ruben was the son of Preston Lane Feagans and Laura Emily Binion. He was the grandson of Daniel Feagans, a CSA vet, and Mary Ann Blanton. His great-grandparents were the
Fannin and/or Grayson County pioneers, Stephen Fletcher Blanton and Sarah McDaniel and Jackson Feagans and Annie Liles aka Annie Lyles.)
TRIBUTE (by step-daughter George Ann Hammock Auburg) TO REUBEN PRESTON
FEAGANS 2 April 1901- 6 November 1982
Reuben Preston Feagans was the middle child and only son of Preston Lane Feagans and Laura Emily Binion. He had an older sister, Bertha Irene and one younger, Christina Grace.
As a youngster, Reuben was expected to work along side his father, rather than attend school, as did his sisters. Though his formal education was limited, he was literate. As an adult, he subscribed to a variety of magazines related to farming, as well as one or two that carried current news items. For his wife, he carried subscriptions to one or two popular
magazines for women. Reading was a family pastime and was always encouraged.
Throughout his adult life, Ruben lived near his parents. As they became older, he assumed more responsibility for them. Until the age of thirty-six, he lived the life of a bachelor. Therefore, he was very capable in the kitchen, and cooking was one of the things he enjoyed doing very much.
Reuben met the widow, and mother of four children, who would become his wife at the Baptist church in South Plains, Texas, where he was the "song leader". Music was very much a part of his life. He learned to sing very well by attending "singing schools", which were part of community life as he was maturing.
Reuben "courted" Addie for a number of months before he left the area to move to Wise County, Texas, with his parents in January 1937. Frequent exchange of letters between the two kept the relationship intact, until he returned to marry her in August of that same year.
Immediately following the wedding, Reuben moved his new family to Wise County, where for a number of years he made his living by farming and dairy.
There were times during his life that he "worked for wages" in town to supplement the income from the farm or dairy herd. About 1951, however, the family moved into Decatur, and he began working at General Dynamics in Fort Worth. He later worked for a firm that manufactured mobile homes.
The last five or six years of his life, Reuben's activities were limited, because of a massive heart attack that almost ended his life. He was able to continue attending church, however, until a massive stroke totally disabled him about a year prior to his death.
Addie died in October 1981, and the following month, Reuben suffered his first stroke, and had to be placed in a rest home so he could receive adequate care. A few months later, he suffered a massive stroke, which ultimately resulted in his death.
Denison Herald, February 6, 2003
MAURINE FEAGANS RHUDY - Maurine was born on December 8, 1922, in the Cherry Mound Community. She died Wednesday, February 2, 2003, in Savoy, Texas, at the age of 80 years.
Services will be held Saturday, February 8, at 10 a.m. at the Mullican-Little Chapel in Bells. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery near Ravenna. Services will be conducted by her cousin, Mr. Artie McClemore.
She was the daughter of Cecil and Faye Price Alverson. She was the fist born grandchild on both sides of the family.
Maurine attended school in the Desert and Whitewright communities and graduated from Bells in 1940. She married Roscoe Feagans, August 6, 1940, in the Ambrose community. They had one child. Roscoe preceded Maurine in death, September 16, 1969.
Maurine married Earl Rhudy in June 1970. Earl preceded her in death September 1985.
Maurine is survived by her only daughter, Ann Dicken and husband Lyndon of Bells; two grandsons, Marty Dicken of bells and timothy Dicken of Oklahoma city, Oklahoma; one brother, Charles Alverson and wife, Oleta of Savoy, Texas; several nieces and nephews, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and cousins.
Maurine spent he early years as a housewife and mother. Later, she attended TWU in Denton and began a career in the Bells School Cafeteria. From there she continued her career in the Savoy School System, where she was the cafeteria manager.
Maurine was a member of the Savoy church of Christ. Throughout the years, she also attended the Fairview Church of Christ and the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, both in Ector.
Pallbearers will be Mary Dicken, Timothy Dicken, Ronnie Rhudy, Harry Elk,Galion Moore and J.D. Moore.
Family visitation will be Friday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Mullican Little Funeral Home. (research note - Roscoe Feagans was the son of Conrad Plato Feagans and Ila Lea Martin. He was the grandson of Daniel Feagans and Mary Ann Blanton and the g-grandson of Stephen Fletcher Blanton and Sarah McDaniel.)
Wise County Messenger, Decatur, TX, September 1963
SERVICES HELD FOR P.L. FEAGANS
Preston Lane Feagans, 88, passed away Sept. 3 at the home of his son, Reuben Feagans after an illness of several weeks.
Funeral services were held Sept. 5 in Bell Baptist Church where he was a member. The pastor, Rev. W.D. Lackey, officiated at the services and interment was in Oak Lawn.
Pallbearers were Lee Reeves, Ivan Holland, Glenn Rieger, Calvin Faulkner, Richard Bishop, Willie Jobe, Roy Elliott, and Jasper Allen, all of Decatur.
Mr. Feagans was born in Grayson county, Feb. 14, 1875. He married Miss
Laura E. Binion in 1898 and they later lived in Jones and Floyd counties before moving to Wise county in 1937. They lived on a farm in the Brumbalow community until he retired in 1949 and moved to Decatur. Mrs. Feagans passed away in 1961.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. J.H. Jeter of Wichita Fall and Mrs. Fess Whitfield of Floydada; and one son, Reuben Feagans, of Decatur.
(research note - Preston Feagans was the son of Daniel Feagans, CSA vet, and Mary Ann Blanton. He was the grandson of Jackson Feagans and Ann Liles aka Ann Lyles and of Stephen Fletcher Blanton and Sarah McDaniel.)
Wise County Messenger, Decatur, TX, April 1961
SERVICES HELD FOR MRS. LAURA E. FEAGANS
Mrs. Laura E. Feagans, 82, passed away at her home in Decatur April 12 after a long illness.
Mrs. Feagans was born and grew up in Grayson county and had lived in Jones, Haskell and Floyd counties before moving to Wise county in 1937.
She is survived by her husband, Preston Feagans; one son, Ruben Feagans of Decatur; two daughters, Mrs. Irene Jeter of Wichita Falls and Mrs. Grace Whitefield (sic Whitfield) of Florida (sic Floydada) ; fifteen grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren.
Services were held Friday, April 14 in the Fundamentalist Baptist Church in Decatur with the pastor, Rev. William Savage, Rev. R.H. Watkins, pastor of the Bell Baptist Church and Rev. Don Spain of Bonham, officiating.
Interment was in Oak Lawn Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Dick Bishop, Roy Elliott, Sam Waldrop, Earl Mooney, Tommie Rosenburg and Harless Rhine, all of Decatur.
(research note - Laura Ann Binion Feagans was the daughter of Reuben T. Binion and Huldah A.Herrin. Her husband, Preston Feagans, was the son of Daniel Feagans, CSA vet, and Mary Ann Blanton. He was the grandson of Jackson Feagans and Ann Liles aka Ann Lyles and of Stephen Fletcher Blanton and Sarah McDaniel.)