Thursday, Nov. 4, 1971 Mrs. Florence Pennington Dailey Mrs. Florence Pennington Dailey, 75, of 814 E. Clark, Crockett, died Sunday in Nan Travis Hospital, Jacksonville, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Highway 84 near Rusk Sunday morning. Mrs. Dailey was born Jan. 23, 1896, in Houston County. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Crockett Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Callaway Memorial Chapel, with Rev. E. P. Ramsey and rev. Charles Haley officiating. Internment was in Evergreen Memorial was in Evergreen Memorial Park in Crockett. Pallbearers were Dan Pennington, Grady Earl Pennington, Clifford Pennington, Mose Henry Spence, Jimmy Johnston and R. C. Pennington. Survivors include the husband, Mr. Smith Dailey of Crockett; a daughter, Mrs. Don McReynolds of Conroe; a son, Milton Dailey of Grapeland; a brother, Earl Pennington of Grapeland; and five grandchildren. Callaway Funeral Home of Crockett was in charge of arrangements
Thurs., April 5, 1973 Dailey Rites At Mt. Zion Rev. Tandy E. Dailey, who departed this life on March 30, in Palestine was born on December 17, 1897. Rev. Dailey was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Rev. T. L. Berry officiating and graveside rites under the auspices of Pearl Court #96. Interment was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. carrie Dailey; one daughter, Miss Brenda Joyce Dailey; two step-sons; two nieces, Mrs. Allie Mae Johnson of Elkhart, Mrs. Carrie Teal of Ft. Worth; one nephew, Mr. E. H. Grice of Houston,
Thursday, November 15, 1973 Rites Held Tuesday for J. K. Dailey, Sr. Funeral services for Mike Dailey, 58, of Grapeland, were held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday. November 13 in the First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Kenneth Hiner officiating. Burial was in the Grapeland City Cemetery, under the direction of Hassell & Foster. James Kent Dailey was born in Houston County December 18, 1914, son of the late Tom F. Dailey and Elizabeth Kent Dailey. He died at 12:15 a.m. Monday, November 12, in a Grapeland hospital, following a long illness. A farmer and rancher, he also owned and operated the D&D Hardware for 13 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, where he served many years as Sunday School Superintendent. He was a member of Grapeland Eastern Star, Chapter No. 120 and was a Past Master of Grapeland Masonic Lodge No. 473 AF & AM. For several years, he was president of the Grapeland School Board. Also he was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Community Memorial Hospital in Grapeland, served several years as a member of the Grapeland City Council, several years as president of Houston County Farm Bureau and also State Committee of Farm Bureau Named as honorary pallbearers: Dan Hill, Jack Spence, Herman Murchison, Joe Thomas Darsey, Willie Cheatham, Bob Scoggins, John S. Murchison, Frank Dailey. Lewis Chandler, M. R. Murchison, Bill Huff, Horace Jones, Jack Henderson, Ralph Walton, H. G. Jeffus and Than Richburt. Survivors: wife, Mrs. Hazel Scarborough Dailey, one son: J. K. Dailey, Jr., San Marcos, one daughter, Mrs. Gerald (Joyce Ann) Skidmore, Alvin; four brothers: Charles T. Dailey and Liston D. Dailey, both of Grapeland; Dan D. Dailey, New Orleans, and T. F. Dailey, Austin; one sister, Mrs. Ellen Spindle; two grandchildren; David and Stephen Skidmore.
Albert King Daniel Mr. Albert King Daniel, 56-year-old native of Houston County and known affectionately to his many friends as "Slow", died Thursday, Nov.,14, in a local nursing home following a lengthy illness. Mr. Daniel was a graduate of the University of Texas and was a member of the Texas State Bar Association. He had his own civil law practice in Crockett from 1932 to 1942. He served as state representative from Houston County for four terms, and during the administration of Governor James Allred he served as state tax collector, an office which has since been abolished. Mr. Daniel also served Houston County for 10 years as county judge. During World War II, Mr. Daniel was a trial judge advocate and in this capacity he investigated and prepared for trial some 7,000 special and general court martial cases and acted as trial judge advocate for these same cases. This tour of duty continued for 18 months while he was assigned to the 10th Reinforcement Depot, Litchfield, England. He also acted as a war crimes investigator with the 15th and 7th Armies in Europe. A lifelong member of the First Methodist Church of Crockett, Mr. Daniel was born on July 5, 1907, in Houston County. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Ruth King Daniel of Crockett; two sisters, Mrs. Faye Oatman of Austin and Mrs. M. D. Hardy of Liberty; and two brothers, I. A. Daniel of Deer Park and Morris S. Daniel of LaMarque. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, from the Callaway Memorial Chapel with the Rev. E. Jewel Strong, Methodist minister of Crocket, officiating. Interment was in the Glenwood Cemetery, and pallbearers were Bob Overstreet, Dan Julian, Neal Clements, Phil Nix, Alf Roark, and T. D. Craddock. Callaway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Those from out of town attending the funeral: Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Dominy of Alto; Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Hallmark Mrs. H. C. Green, Mrs. Minnie Whitehead, Mrs. J. A. McClain, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Arnold, Mrs. J. R. Powell, Deal Craven all of Crockett; Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Wright, Mrs. Dora Savage and Miss Margrette Stevenson of Dallas. Rev. and Mrs. J. T. Riley of Goodrich; Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Arnold, Mr. and Mrs. Cutis Arnold Jr., Miss Sammie Green, Miss Betty Kennedy, Daouglas Terry, Mrs. Clayton Arnold, Mrs. Opal Dwire and Mrs. Hazel Harkins of Groveton; Mrs. Lorene Duitch, Ben Brooks, Mrs. Penny Herod and Nancy Herod of Grapeland. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Vickers, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Dominy, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Greer, Mrs. Jess Davis, Eddie Dominy, J. B. West and V. L. Westbrook of Houston. Calvin Craven of Jacksonville; H. E. Ainsworth, Loyd English, H. A. McCelvey, C. B. Currie, C. L. Currie, Loyd Baker, and Mrs. C. D. Holmes of Kennard; Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Coyle, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Dunnam and Joy Dunnam of Latexo; mr. and Mrs. Clifton Dominy of Lufkin. Also, Mr. and Mr. Willie Dominy and Mr. and Mrs. Bud Williams of Huntsville; Mrs. Rushing Mitchell, W. H. Fussell, Sr., Mrs. Hal G. Land, Rev. Carl E. Greer and Roy Crowe of San Augustine; James Welch of Texas City and Mrs. James Roy Clark of Waco.
Thursday, Oct. 6, 1966 Mrs. Ruth King Daniel Mrs. Ruth King Daniel, 91, of Crockett died Monday in Whitehall Nursing Home. Mrs. Daniel was born Jan. 29, 1875, in Grimes County, but had lived most of her life in Houston County. She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Crockett. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Callaway Memorial Chapel, with Rev. L. B. Broach, pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers were Denny Collins, dr. Joe Means, Joe Holland Arrington, Smith Clines, Clarence McCarty and Mose Henry Spence. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Faye Oatman of Austin and Mrs. Max Hardy of Liberty; two sons, Ike Daniel of Deer Park and Morris S. Daniel of LaMarque; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Callaway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Thurs. Aug 29, 1974 Mr. Daniel Funeral services for James T. Daniel, 59, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Cleburne. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery Mr. Daniel, a resident of Cleburne, died Sunday in South Fork, Colo. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Lillian Daniel of Cleburne; two sons, Thomas and William Oliver Daniel, both of Godley; a daughter, Mrs. Clyde Wilburn Young of Cleburne. Also, a brother, Oliver Daniel of Dallas; his step-mother, Mrs. Oliver Daniel of longview; four grandchildren. Arrangements by Crosier-Pearson Funeral Home of Cleburne.
Thursday, Feb. 5, 1970 Ike A. Daniel Mr. Ike A. Daniel, 64, of Deer Park, died in a Houston hospital Wednesday, Jan. 28. Mr. Daniel, a retired employee of Shell Oil Co., had lived in Deer Park 29 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Deer Park. He was reared in Crockett. Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Chapel, with Dr. Jimmy Nelson officiating. Burial was in the Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery. Survivors include the wife, Mrs. Lena Spence Daniel, and a son, Jack S. Daniel, both of Deer Park; two sisters, Mrs. Faye Oatman of Austin and Mrs. Max Hardy of Liberty; a brother, Morris S. Daniel of LaMarque; two grandchildren, Donnie and Lisa Daniel, both of Deer Park; also a number of nieces and nephews.
Thurs. April 18, 1974 Rites Held For Mrs. Daniels Funeral services for Mrs. Belle Daniels, 96, of Route 3, Grapeland, were held at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, April 14, in Evergreen Chapel. Officiating were the Rev. W. H. Wieting and Calvin Dickey. Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery, under the directions of Hassell & Foster. Pallbearers were C. W. Cherry, James Franklin, James Calloway, Marvin Denson, Buddie Dotson, and Joe Langham. Native and lifelong resident of Houston County, Mrs. Daniels was born March 21, 1878, daughter of the late John Dotson and Mrs. Elizabeth Sullivan Dotson. She died at 3:55 a.m. Saturday in a Crockett hospital, following a long illness. She was a member of the United Methodist Church at Percilla. She was preceded in Death by her husband, Calvin Daniels, in 1945. Survivors: one brother, S. P. Dotson, Crockett; one sister, Mrs. Lula Franklin, Palestine; several nieces and nephews.
Thurs. Aug. 24, 1972 Mrs. Della Alice Daniels Mrs. Della Alice Daniels, 72, of 162 Bonham Ave., Crockett, passed away Monday, Aug. 21, in the Crockett Nursing Center. Mrs. Daniels was a lifelong resident of Houston County. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Waller Chapel, with Rev. E. P. Ramsey and Rev. J. R. Higginbotham officiating. Interment was in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery in Crockett. Survivors include the husband, Archie Daniels of Crockett; a son, Eurel Baker of Houston; three daughters, Mrs. Virgie Sizemore of Edinburg. Mrs. Veda Johnson of Jacinto City and Mrs. Doris Bertone of Houston; a brother, Guy Middleton of Weldon; two sisters, Mrs. Daisy Anderson of Weldon and Mrs. Stella Sump of Giddings; eight granchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
1968 Mrs. Maud Alma Daniels Funeral services for Mrs. Maud Alma Daniels, 87, of Percilla were held Sunday, Nov. 24, at 2 p.m. in the Evergreen Chapel, Percilla with the Rev. W. H. Wieting an dCalvin Dickey officiating. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery. Mrs. Daniels, daughter of the late Rev. and Mrs. M. J. Parnell, was born August 24, 1881, in Kaufman County, Texas, and died Saturday, Nov 23 at 12:30 a.m. in her home following a long illness. Widow of the late George Daniels, she had lived the last 7- years in the Grapeland area, and was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Grapeland. Survivors include one son, Jesse Ernest Daniels of Chatfield, Texas; a daughter, Mrs. Linnie Wright of Rt. 3 Grapeland; two sisters, Mrs. Zelma Kuykendall of Ft. Worth, Mrs. Ruby Sherrill of Dallas; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were by Hassell and Foster.
Sept. 16, 1971 Edwin E. Dansby Mr. Edwin E. Dansby, 48, of Houston, passed away in Houston Monday, Sept. 13. Mr. Dansby was a former resident of Trinity County, but had lived in Houston for the past 25 years. He was a veteran of World War II, and was employed by the Southern Pacific Railroad. Grave side funeral services were held at 12 noon Wednesday, with Rev. H. R. Stinson officiating. Interment was in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Survivors inlude the mother, Mrs. Thelma Ethridge of Houston; three brothers, Fred Dansby of Houston, Robert B. and Roy L. Dansby, both of San Antonio; one niece and three great-nieces. Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Services Are Held Tuesday AM For Mrs. G. E. Darsey Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. for Mrs. Lorena Elizabeth Darsey, 85. Mrs. Darsey, a pioneer resident of Grapeland and Houston county died at her home here Sunday morning after an extended illness. Officiating at the service at the First Methodist church were Rev. H. C. Millikan, pastor, Rev. B. C. Anderson of Huntsville and Rev. B. A. Watson of Hawkins. Rev. Anderson and Rev. Watson are former pasotrs of the church here. Burial was in the City cemetery. Pallbearers were S. N. Boykin Jr., Dewitt Richards, Frank Murchison, Jack Murchison, M. R. Murchison, J. S. Darsey, Charles Bartlett and Odell Faris. Mrs. Darsey was the wife of George E. Darsey Sr., who founded the Darsey company here in 1886. Her husband preceded her in death several years ago. Before being confined by illness, Mrs. Marsey was still active and interested in the growth of Grapeland and devoted much time and energy to worthwhile projects which aided the town. She was a lifetime resident of Grapeland and Houston county and was a member of the Methodist church. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Mary Lou Anderson of Grapeland; Mrs. Frank Granberry of Crockett; Two sons,, M. E. Darsey Sr., and George E. Darsey Jr., both of Grapeland; two sisters, Mrs. Jim Richards and Mrs. S. N. Boykin Sr., both of Grapeland; 11 grandchildren; Mrs. Jack Long, Charley darsey, Lorena darsey, Marion Anderson of Grapeland; Mrs. Jack Pridgen, Ballinger; George E. Darsey III, Levittown, N. Y.; Murdoch Darsey Jr., Austin; Buddy Anderson, Anson; Darsey Anderson, US.Air Force, Alaska; Frank Granberry Jr. and Nancy Granberry of Crockett. Four great grandchildren, Marie and Joe Long, Jimmy and Mary Lynn Anderson. Arrangements were by Callaway Funeral Home
Mrs. Lorena C. Darsey Buried in Grapeland Mrs. Lorena C. Darsey, 85, died at her ome in Grapeland, Sunday Oct. 21. Services wree held Sunday Oct. 23 at 11 a.m. at the First Methodist church of Grapeland with the Rev. B. C. Anderson officiating. Burial was in the Grapeland cemetery. Mrs. Darsey is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mary Lou Anderson of Grapeland and Mrs. Frank Granberry of Crockett; two sons, M. E. Darsey, and George E. Darsey Jr., both of Grapeland; two sisters, Mrs. Jim Richards and Mrs. Starkey Boykin Sr., both of Grapeland; 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Arrangements were by the Callaway Funeral Home of Grapeland Out-of-Town People Here For Darsey Funeral Out-of-town persons here for the funeral Tuesday of Mrs. Lorena Elizabeth Darsey included: Mr. and Mrs. Jess Spencer, Sulphur Springs; Mr. and Mrs. O. W. White, Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. R. Darsey, Miss Esther Darsey, Mrs. J. E. MacDonald, Miss Mary Myrta Richards, all of Houston; Mr. and Mrs. Guy Ed Brewton, Irving; C. M. Russell and Mr. Matthews, Lufkin. Mrs. Eleanor Burnett, Calvert; Rev. and Mrs. B. A. Watson, Howkins; Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Long, Farmersville; Miss Marion Hansen, Galveston; Miss Georgia Belle Richards, Weslaco; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Murchison, Sweetwater; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Murhchison, Palestine; Miss Ann Hill, Groveton, and a host of relatives and friends from Crockett
Mrs. G. E. Darsey Sr. Dies in Grapeland Grapeland, Texas, Oct 21 ---- Mrs. George E. Darsey Sr., 85, died Sunday after a lingering illness. She was the widow of a pioneer East Texas merchant. Funeral will be held at the first Methodist Church Tuesday at 11 a.m. Survivors are two sons, M. E. Darsey, and George E. Darsey Jr., Grapeland; two daughters, Mrs. Leon Anderson, Grapeland, and Mrs. Frank Granberry, Crockett.
Thursday, July 19, 1962 George Edward Darsey Jr. Mr. George Edward Darsey Jr., 68, owner of the George E. Darsey Co. of Grapeland, died in Herman Hosptial in Houston Sunday morning, following a brief illness. Born in Houston County Feb. 11, 1894, Mr. darsey was president of the Farmers & Merchants State Bank of Grapeland. He was a charter member of the Grapeland Fire Department and of the Grapeland post of the VFW, he being a veteran of WW I. He was chairman of the board of trustees of the Grapeland Community Hospital and a former member of the Grapeland city council. Mr. dArsey was ery active in all business and civic affairs of Grapeland and Houston County. He was a member of Grapeland Lodge No. 473, AF & AM and of the First Methodist Church of Grapeland. Funeral services were held from the First Methodist Church of Grapeland at 4 p.m. Monday, with Rev. John B. Rozelle, Methodist pastor, and Rev. Bland Kerby, Baptist Pastor, of Grapeland officiating. Burial was in the Grapeland City Cemetery. Pallbearers were M. E. Darsey Jr., Darsey Anderson, Dewitt Richards, S. N. Boykin Jr., Jack B. long, and Gene Woodell. Survivors iinclude the wife, Mrs. Maggie Darsey of Grapeland; two sons, George Edward Darsey III, and Charlie C. Darsey, both of Grapeland; a sister, Mrs. Frank Granberry of Crockett, and five grandchildren. Arrangements were in charge of Callaway Funeral Home.
M. E. Darsey, Banker, Dies In Hospital GRAPELAND, Oct 30---Murdock E. Darsey Sr., 62, prominent Houston County banker, businessman and civic leader, died in Crockett Hospital at 5:30 p.m. Thursday following a week's illness. A Native of Grapeland, he was the son of one of Houston County's pioneers. George Darsey Sr., He was president of the Farmers and Merchants State Bank and Grapeland Chamber of Commerce and a past president and charter member of the Lions Club. He was a member of the Methodist Church, was a member of the board of stewarts more than 30 years and was for 28 years Sunday School superintendent. He was a member of the Grapeland Masonic Lodge and of Arabia Temple Shrine at Houston. He served as a director of the East Texas Chamber of Commerce and was named the Man of the Month in 1939. He also was a director of the Texas Retail Drygoods Association. Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Luna Frank Darsey; two daughters, Mrs. Jack Long of Grapeland and Mrs. Jack Pridgen of Ballinger; one son, M. E. Darsey Jr. of Grapeland; two sisters, Mrs. Leon Anderson of Eastland and Mrs. Frank Granberry of Crockett; one brother, George Darsey Jr. of Grapeland, and three grandchildren. Funeral arrangements will be announced.
DARSEY W. G. Darsey Jr., 54, of Palestine, died 3:45 p.m. Thursday in the Memorial Hospital, Palestine. Active independent oilman in South and East Texas, resided in Palestine for the last three years, native of Grapeland, Survivors: Wife Roberta Darsey, Palestine; W. G. Darsey III, Lafayette, La; daughter, Mrs. Betty Woods, Fort Worth; four grandchildren; brothers, Dr. Edward S. Darsey, Crockett, Joe T. Darsey, Austin; sisters Mrs. Dorthy Carlton, Houston, Mrs. Caroline Dailey, Boling, Mrs. Frances Handy, Austin. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, First Methodist Church, Grapeland, Rev. Alton Jones,Reb. James Arque. Burial Grapeland Cemetery, Bailey Funeral Home, Palestine
Thursday, May 21, 1970 Miss Mary Loye Darsey Funeral services for Miss Mary Loye Darsey, age 83, of Grapeland, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the First United Methodist Church, Grapeland, with the Rev. Calvin Beckendorf and the Rev. Kennith Mobley officiating. Burial followed in Grapeland City Cemetery, with Hassell & Foster in charge. Miss Darsey was born Feb. 9, 1887, to the late Edward Hill Darsey and Mrs. Mattie Clower Darsey, and died Sunday morning in a Crockett hospital, following a long illness. Miss darsey had spent most of her life in Grapeland working as a clerk in the George E. darsey & Co. store for many years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Grapeland, and a Sunday School teacher for many years. Also she was a member of the Woodman Circle. Pallbearers were Dr. Edward Darsey, Charlie Darsey, DeWitt Richards, Dr. Joe E. Darsey, Dr. Gene Carlton, John Smith, David Walker, and Kenneth Barfield. Survivors include three brothers, J. S. Darsey and M. H. Darsey, both of Grapeland, and George R. Darsey, Houston;two sisters, Mrs. Harold Nutt, Louella, Ga., and Miss Esther Darsey, Grapeland.
Thurs. Nov. 9, 1972 Rites Held For J. T. Dauphin of Latexo Funeral services for J. T. Dauphin, 69, of Rt. 3, Crockett, were held Friday, November 3, at 2:00 p.m. In the First Baptist Church, Grapeland, with the REv. Kenneth Mobley officiating. Burial was in the Parker Cemetery, near Grrapeland, under the direction of Hassel & Foster. Pallbearers were Bill Huff, Herman Murchison, Leonard Barnes, Ralph Walton, Jimmy Garner and Earl Cheatham. All deacons of First Baptist Church were designated Honorary Pallbearers. Mr. Dauphin was born June 20, 1903 in Lovelady, Texas, to the late William Thomas Dauphin and Martha Elizabeth Taylor Dauphin, and he died Wednesday, November 1, at 8:15 a.m. in his home following a long illness. He was a member and deacon of the first Baptist Church, Grapeland, and served for several years as Sunday School Superintendent. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy from October 7, 1942 until July 12, 1945. Prior to retiring in 1965, he was employed in the Legal Department of Humble Oil & Refining Company, Houston and he moved to Crockett after retirement. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Madge Bean Dauphin, Crockett; two brothers, W. D. Dauphin of Houston, and Floyd Dauphin of Baytown; two sistes, Mrs. A. R. Johnson of Webster and Mrs. W. ol. Holleman of Centerville.
Thursday, June 27, 1963 Mrs. Mamie Gertrude Davidson Mrs. Mamie Gertrude Davidson, 62, of Crockett a retired nurse, died in a local hospital Monday, June 24, following a heart attack. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, from the Callaway Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. E. P. Ramsey, Baptist minister of Crockett, officiating. Interment was in the Davis Cemetery near Grapeland. Born on Feb. 23, 1901, in Alabama, Mrs. Davidson was a member of the Baptist church, and had lived in Crocket for the past 10 years. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Dollie Hutto of Clayton, Ala., and Mrs. Nellie Hutto of Muncie, Ind; and several nieces and nephews. Callaway Funeral Home in charge of arrangements
Thursday, March 25, 1963 Services Held For Olan W. Davis Funeral services for Olan Welborn Davis, 79, of Grapeland were held Friday, March 19, at 4 p.m. in the First Christian Church, Grapeland, with Rev. Jim Brandt and Rev. Andrew Byers officiating. Burial was in the Refuge Cemetery east of Grapeland. Pallbearers were J. D. Hollingsworth, Edward Davis, Luther Davis, Henry Davis Newman, Eddie Zimmerman, Alroy Zimmerman, Billie Frazier, James Frazier and Dick Murchison. Lifelong resident of Grapeland, Mr. Davis was born January 15, 1886. From 1954-1960, he served as commissioner in Houston County, and at the time of his death, he was serving as Justice of Peace in Grapeland, having held that office since 1960. A farmer and rancher, he died Thursday morning, march 18, in his home following a short illness. He was a member of the Christian Church. Suvivors: wife, Mrs. Mada Murchison Davis of Grapeland; a son, Welborn davis of Houston; two daughters, Miss Mayola of Grapeland and Mrs. Sallye Lou Christopher of Crockett; three brothers, Clyde Davis of Grapeland, Edwin Davis of Robstown, and Leroy Davis of Woodville; three sisters, Mrs. Adell Zimmerman of Poynor, Mrs. Eula Mae Trigg and Mrs .Winnie Newman, both of Grapeland; two grandsons, Larry & David Christopher, both of Crockett. Arrangements were by Hassell & Foster.