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Vaden, Bob
Vaden, J. L. (Loderick)
Vaden, Mollie, Mrs.
Vaden, Tip
Vandergriff, Elisha
Vanderslice, Columbus
Vanderslice, Mrs. Curtis
Vanderslice, Mrs. M. J.
Vaughn, Laurence Earl "Larry"
Via, J. W., Mrs.
Vititow, Opal
Voss, Daniel D.
Voss, Finis
Voss, Jeff D.
Voss, Cecil
Voss, Vessie


Contributed by June England Tuck
VADEN, BOB - Passed away April 4, 1908. He had been reared here, where he spent most of his life. He joined the Christian church when a young man. He leaves a wife, two children, mother, sister, and brother.
Sulphur Springs Gazette, Addran Column

Contributed by June England Tuck
VADEN, J. L. (LODERICK) - One of the pioneers of the Chapman Arm community, died at his home near Addran Wednesday, at 12:30 p.m. His remains were laid to rest in the Aiguier cemetery. He leaves a wife and children. Mr. Vaden had lived for many years in the northern portion of the county.
Sulphur Springs Gazette, Fri., Dec. 11, 1908

Contributed by June England Tuck
VADEN, MOLLIE, MRS. - On Tuesday, at her home in Waco, Mrs. Mollie Vaden, wife of Uncle Tip Vaden, laid down life's burdens and passed to higher joys. Her remains were received from the Katy on Wednesday and immediately taken to the home of Mr. John Robertson (sic), on Main street, where the funeral service were conducted by Rev. M. M. Smith of Como. For many years she had lived in this city and county.
Sulphur Springs Gazette, Fri., Mar. 5, 1915

Contributed by June England Tuck
VADEN, TIP - Died at his home in Waco last Saturday night, after a brief illness of pneumonia, and his remains were shipped here for interment Monday. The corpse was taken to the home of J. W. Robinson (sic) on Main street where the funeral was held with burial occurring in the City cemetery. His wife preceded him in death just five days ago. He was a resident of Sulphur Springs for more than 35 years and member of the Christian church. To his two sons, Clint and Tom, the Gazette sends its deepest sympathies.
Sulphur Springs Gazette, Fri., Mar. 12, 1915

Contributed by June England Tuck
VANDERGRIFF, ELISHA - The blind fiddler, died Sunday morning at the home of his brother, T. D. Vandergriff, at Posey. He was 70 years old and had been blind from infancy. His remains were laid to rest in the Peerless cemetery.
Sulphur Springs Gazette, Fri., July 3, 1908

Contributed by June England Tuck
Columbus Vanderslice, pioneer citizen of Como community, died Saturday in McKinney following an operation. The remains were carried back to Como where funeral services and burial took place, conducted by Rev. Hays, pastor of the church at that place. Mr. Vanderslice had been a member of the Missionary Baptist Church for nearly sixty years. He was 80 years, 10 months, 15 days of age. He was born in Harrison County, but moved to Como, in Hopkins County, where he had lived for the past fifty years. He married Miss Margaret Clark, also of Harrison County, in 1872. She died Feb. 7th of this year. Eleven children were born to them, nine of whom - five boys and four girls - still survive. One of whom is Prof. Ben Vanderslice of Avinger. He also leaves a sister and a half-brother.
(Obit dated Nov. 1929. One will note the number of children born to them is different in his wife's obitutary.)

Contributed by June England Tuck
The funeral of Mrs. Curtis Vanderslice was held in the Baptist Church at Como last Saturday, conducted by Rev. H. G. York.
Sulphur Springs Gazette, Fri., Mar. 17, 1911

Contributed by June England Tuck
Mrs. M. J. Vanderslice died Feb. 7, 1929, at the home of her son, Mr. Milford Vanderslice. She had been sick almost two weeks with the flu and developed pneumonia a few days before her death. She was 72 years of age and had lived in Hopkins County most of her life. She was married to Mr. I.C. Vanderslice at the age of 16. There were sixteen childern born to this union, nine of whom are still living. She leaves a husband and the following children: Ben Vanderslice, Cass County; Tom Vanderslice and Mrs. Edna Mosley, Alba; John Vanderslice, Reily Springs; Ruff Vanderslice, Dallas; Milford Vanderslice, Como; Mrs. Ora Sailors, Hugo, Okla.; Mrs Myrt Turns, Medina; and Mrs. Mamie White, Fort Worth. She was a member of the Black Oak Baptist Church.

Contributed by June England TuckGena Forsyth
Birth: Jan. 21, 1949; Death: Jul. 31, 2004
LAURENCE EARL "LARRY" VAUGHN Funeral services for Laurence "Larry" Vaughn, age 55, of Searcy, Arkansas formerly of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 10:00 AM Wednesday, August 4, 2004 at The West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Gerald Tucker officiating.
Burial will follow at The Aiguier Cemetery. With Jason Vaughn, Josh Vaughn, Brian Vaughn, Johnny Vaughn, Mitchell Vaughn, Landon Davidson, Wesley Jordan, and Chris Rich serving as Pallbearers.
Visitation will be from7-9 PM Tuesday at West Oaks Funeral Home.
Mr. Vaughn died Saturday, July 31,2004 at the University of Arkansas Medical center in Little Rock.
Mr. Vaughn was born in Northampton, PA on January 21, 1949 the son of Hubert Alfred Charles and Grace Virginia Clauser Vaughn. He married Lana Kay Massey in Searcy, Arkansas on January 23, 2004. He was a machinist for Eaton for twenty five years. He was a member of the ABATE "Arkansas Biker Aiming Toward Education" Club.
He is survived by his wife, Lana Kay Vaughn of Searcy, Mother; Grace Vaughn of Broken Bow; Daughters, Gale Vaughan of Texarkana, Lana Hall, Kimberly Vaughn, and step-daughter Joslyn Fite all of Sulphur Springs; Brothers, Jim Vaughn of Broken Bow, Chip Vaughn of Tira, Charlie, John, and Tim Vaughn all of Sulphur Springs; sister, Linda Ellen Vaughn-Wells of Dallas; Grandchildren, Tana, Chrissy, and Mattie Hall, Dustin & Emily Vaughan, and Brady Fite.
He is preceded in death by his father on May 20, 1994, and twin infant daughters.
Memorials may be made to Aiguier Cemetery.
Under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

Contributed by June England Tuck
VEAL, W. G. - Dallas, Texas, Oct. 25th - This morning at 9:30 Dr. R. H. Jones of Dallas shot and killed Captain W. G. Veal. of Fort Worth at the Sterling Price Confederate Veterans headquarters, on the third floor of the Merchants exchange building on the corner of Commerce and Lamar street. Capt. Veal was sitting at a table with General W. N. Bush of Collin county and Mr. Robert Walker of Sherman, reading to them some resolutions he had just written, when Dr. Jones stepped to the door, leveled his revolver and fired, standing there a few seconds, he turned and walked into the next room. Bush and Walker did not notice that Veal had been shot. When they turned around he was lying with his face between his hands on the table with a stream of hot blood bursting from a death wound in his temple. Dr. Jones surrendered his revolver to Mr. J. N. Worthy, who took his arm and walked him down to the street, and there they met Deputy Sheriff Sloan Lewis who placed Jones under and arrest and took him to jail. Gen. Cabell wired Mrs. Veal in Ft. Worth notifying her of her husband's death.
Dr. Jones said he had lived in Texas 25 years, five in Brenham and 20 in Dallas. He did not care to make a statement, as it was about his wife, a delicate matter, and it would come out later. Jones said he was born in Huntsville, Ala., and had served in the confederate army for four years, first enlisting as a private in the 1st Mississippi Cavalry and was afterwards surgeon in the 27th Alabama. He was under Col. Loving. Said he married in Dallas, his wife being the daughter of James M. Smith and was raised here. They had six children. She was a widow, Mrs. Billington, with one child when they married. Jones is 56 years old, has blue eyes, gray hair, gray mustache and chin whiskers, is of medium height, and weighed about 225 pounds. He lived on the corner of Grand Ave. and South Harwood street. He had been in the feed business for some time at the North Akard street. He had not practiced medicine for several years, but was well known in the city.
Captain Joe Record, who knew Capt. Veal in the antebellum days told the reporter that Capt. Veal was a captain of Co. G, 12th Texas brigade under W.H. Parsons. He was wounded in the leg at Cheneville, La., and wounded in the arm at Cotton Plant, Ark. He had been president of Parson's brigade ever since the war. He was a Methodist preacher. Capt. Veal was born in Knoxville, Tenn., and was in his 62nd year. He came to Texas when quite a young man and has lived in the state over 40 years. He went first to Hopkins County and there married Miss Ruth Wilson, with whom he has lived happily since and now survives him. He engaged in mercantile business there with his brother, Col. J. J. Veal, now of Jefferson, and his brother-in-law, L. A. Lawler (Lollar??). Thence, he went to the frontier and engaged in several expeditions against the Indians, settling after that at Veal Station in Parker a place named in his honor. From there he moved to Waxahachie and associated himself with Geo. F. Alford of Galveston under the firm name of Alford and Veal, cotton factors. He was from Ellis that he went as a soldier in confederacy, raising a company in that county. During his residence in Waxahachie he acted a special agent of the Central road in the location of depots from Navasota to Ensison. From Waxahachie he moved to Herman and thence to Hutchins, where he opened up a large plantation coming then to Dallas about 1880 and remaining until about four or five years ago when he removed to Fort Worth, his residence at the time of his death. His body will be laid to rest in Trinity cemetery under escort of his old comrades.
Galveston Weekly News, Nov. 3, 1892

Contributed by June England Tuck
VIA, J. W., MRS. - Mother of R. B. Via, died in Corpus Christi Tuesday morning. The remains arrived in Greenville Wednesday and were taken to the home of Mr. & Mrs. J. R. Fowlkes. Funeral services were held at the Lee Street Methodist Church. Interment in the Friendship Cemetery. Deceased came to this state from Virginia 42 years ago, settling in Fannin county, soon afterwards moving to the Friendship community, near Cumby . Later the family moved to Cumby . She is survived by the following children: E. S. Via, Anson; Albert Via, Dailey; R. B. Via, Cumby ; Mrs. J. R. Fowlkes, Greenville; Mrs. J. D. Everette, Bonham; Mrs. C. B. LeFan, Commerce; Mrs. T. E. McMillan, Corpus Christi; and a brother, A. B. Sisson, Bonham. Her husband preceded her in death a number of years ago.
Cumby Rustler, Fri., May 4, 1928

Contributed by June England Tuck
VITITOW, OPAL - The five year old child of Mr. & Mrs. Hat Vititow, living 5 miles south of Cumby , died January 10, 1915, after 20 days of severe suffering. The cause was cerebral abscess, developing localized meningitis and at last with double pneumonia.
Sulphur Springs Gazette
Contributed by June England Tuck
Our community was made sad Saturday afternoon when it learned of the death of Cecil Voss. He had been sick for some time. Bro. Calloway conducted the funeral service with burial in the Connor cemetery.
Sulphur Springs Gazette, Feb. 25, 1916, Dike column dated Feb. 22nd

Contributed by June England Tuck
VOSS, DANIEL D. - Our community was shocked to hear of the death of Daniel D. Voss, of Mahoney, which occurred last Wednesday. He was sick but four days. His remains were laid to rest in the Mahoney cemetery, with W.O.W. honors. Bro. Bass conducted the services. He leaves a wife, one child, father and three brothers.
Sulphur Springs Gazette, Fri., Mar. 5, 1915, Dike Column dated Mar. 2nd

Contributed by June England Tuck
Finis Voss, age 24 years, died Sunday night at his home in Mt. Sterling. He is survived by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. J. S. Voss, several brothers and sisters. Funeral services and burial were held at Mt. Sterling, conducted by Rev. Nichols, pastor of the M. E. Church Hopkins County Echo, Feb. 9, 1934
Later reported - He is survived by his father, J. S. Voss, step-mother and two half-brothers.
(Note - 1934 paper obit)

Contributed by June England Tuck
Jeff D Voss - Born and died on the same farm North of Mahoney, Mar. 17, 1939. He is survived by his widow and several children. Funeral and burial was held at Mt. Sterling
Daily News Telegram
(Jefferson Davis Voss - parents Eli Voss and Frances Hargrave. MFH records. Father to Elbert Voss who is buried in Mahoney Cemetery)

Contributed by June England Tuck
Vessie Voss, a young man, about 30 years old, passed away. He lived about four miles north of Saltillo. His remains were buried at Old Stouts Creek. He leaves a wife.
Daily News-Telegram, April 10, 1924