Thurs. Oct. 4, 1973 Julius Alton Ferguson Mr. Julian Alton Ferguson, 76, of Crockett, passed away Thursday, Sept. 27, in the Whitehall Nursing Home. Mr. Ferguson, a retired farmer, was a life long resident of Houston County. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church and a member of the K. P. Lodge. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, in the Waller Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. E. D. Sarratt and Rev. E. P. Ramsey officiating. Interment was in the Percilla Cemetery. Survivors include one son, James Ferguson of Crockett; three daughters, Mrs. Milton Lowe of Fort Worth, Mrs. Margaret Gant of Toehatchi, New Mexico, and Mrs. Max Petty of Crockett; four brothers, John T. Ferguson of Harper, Herman Ferguson of League City, Hugh Ferguson of Damon, and Oren Ferguson of Alvin; two sisters, Mrs. Orvilla Bolin of Alvin and Mrs. Beulah Mae snell of Houston; 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Thursday, Nov 4, 1965 N. O. Ferrell Services Held N. O. Ferrell Funeral services for N. O. Ferrell, 72, of Percilla were held Saturday, Oct. 30, at 2 P.M. in Evergreen Chapel, Percilla, with Rev. W. H. Wieting and Calvin Dickey Officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery. Nephews served as pallbearers. Native of Stephenville, Texas, Mr. Ferrell was born Nov. 8, 1892, and had spent most of his life in Houston County. Member of the Methodist church, he died Wednesday, Oct., 27, at 9:45 P.M. in his home. Survivors: wife, Mrs. Evel Ferrell, Percilla; a son, Carmon Ferrell of Fort Smith, Arkansas; two daughters, Mrs. Maxine Callaway of Arlington, and Mrs. Winnie Melson of Vandenburg AFB, California; four brothers, Rube Ferrell of Waco, Virgil Ferrell of Houston, Calvin Ferrell of Maydelle, and Clarence Ferrell of Palestine; five sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Bowman of Jacksonville, Mrs. Vora Watson of Maydelle, Mrs. Nannie Watts of Terrell, Mrs. Evel Le Rodgers and Mrs. Flora Kirdwood, both of Palestine; 12 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild. Arrangements were by Hassell & Foster.
Thursday, Jan. 6, 1972 Mrs. Sarah S. Ferrell Mrs. Sarah S. Ferrell, 76, of Rt. 1, Crockett, passed away Sunday, Jan. 2, in a Crockett hospital. Mrs. Ferrell was a lifelong resident of Crockett. She was a member of the Shady Grove Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Waller Chapel, with Rev. R. J. Marshall and Rev. W. H. Collins officiating. Interment was in the New Energy Cemetery. Survivors include the husband, James Ansel Ferrell of Crockett; two sons, Carl Ferrell of Houston and Leo Ferrell of Crockett; three daughters, Mrs. Ruby Marsh of Houston, Mrs. Irene Sherman of Palestine and Mrs. Annie Mae Woolley of Crockett; a brother, Louis Dear of Henderson; three sisters, Mrs. Johnie Johnson, Mrs. J. O. McLean and Mrs. George Lane, all of Crockett; 10 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; also a number of nieces and nephews. Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Thursday, Jan. 31, 1974 Services Held For Grady Finch Grady Finch Funeral services for Grady Finch, 72, of Route 1 Box 208, Grapeland, were held Thursday, January 24, at 2:00 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church, Grapeland, with the Rev. Billie B. Bonner and Marvin Willis officiating. Burial was in the Parker Cemetery, west of Grapeland with members of Grapeland Masonic Lodge No. 473 serving as pallbearers and in charge of graveside services. Arrangements were by Hassell & Foster. Pallbearers were Weldon Kerby, Grady Owens, Harold Cook, Jimmie foster, Fred Thomas and Col. S. N. Boykin. All Masons were honorary pallbearers. Lifelong resident of Grapeland, Mr. Finch was born August 14, 1901 to the late Richard Finch and Rhoda Ann Baker Finch, and he died Tuesday, January 22, at 10:25 p.m. in the Grapeland Community Memorial Hospital following a long illness. Prior to retiring, he operated Finch's Washateria in Grapeland. Member of the First United Methodist Church, Grapeland, he was also affiliated with Grapeland Lodge No. 473 AF & AM and Trinity Chapter No. 4 RAM, both of Crockett. Survivors: wife, Mrs. Maude Chaffin Finch, Grapeland; two sons, Grady Finch, Jr., of Daisetta and C. W. (Pete) Finch of Lufkin; a stepson, Harold Skidmore of Charleston, S. C.; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Troy (Treva) Finch of Pasadena, and Mrs. Jean Trahan of Beaumont; a brother, E. L. Ginch of Houston; two grandchildren, Maryanna Finch of Tyler, and Grady Alvin Finch III of Daisetta; 6 step grandchildren.
Thursday, May 9, 1963 Services Held For Mrs. W. W. Finch, 80 Mrs. W. W. Finch Funeral services for Mrs. W. W. Finch, age 80, of 625 N. Main Street, Grapeland were held at 2 P.M. Sunday, May 5, in the First Baptist church, Grapeland. Rev. Bland Kerby officiated and burial was in the Parker Cemetery, west of Grapeland. Mrs. Finch died following a sudden illness Saturday, May 4, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. M. A. Gibson in New London. Born in Alabama on July 1, 1882, she had been a resident of Grapeland for a number of years and was a member of the First Baptist Church, Grapeland. Survivors are one son, H. O. Finch of McCarney; three daughters, Mrs. W. F. Caskey of Conroe, Mrs. M. A. Gibson of New London, Mrs. P. H. Wohford of Daisetta; two brothers, Cary and Bill Bridges, both of Grapeland. Mrs. Erie Gammage of Elkhart; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two great great grandchildren. Arrangements by Hassell & Foster.
1-25-62 Mr. Wesley Webster Finch Funeral services for Mr. Wesley Webster Finch, 79 of Grapeland, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan 20, in the First Baptist Church of Grapeland. Rev. Bland Kerby officiated and burial was in the Parker Cemetery, near Grapeland. Pallbearers were Mahlon Wright, Graton Streetman, Ed Shaw, Odell McKenzie, Grady Finch, Lewis Garrett, Preston Bridges, and Troy Finch. Mr. finch died following a sudden illness at 1 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at his home. A lifelong resident of Houston County, he was born on Dec. 14, 1882. A retired ginner, Mr. Finch had served as the justice of the peace in Grapeland for the past several years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Grapeland, and a member of the Woodmen of the World. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Annie Finch of Grapeland; one son, H. O. Finch of McCamey; three daughters, Mrs. W. F. Caskey of Columbus, Mrs. M. A. gibson of New London, Mrs. P. H. Wohlford of Daisetta; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild. Arrangements were by Hassell & Foster.
Thursday, Sept. 30, 1971 Mrs. Emily Joyce Fishburn Mrs. Emily Joyce Fishburn, 28, of Houston, passed away in Austin Saturday, Sept. 25, Mrs. Fishburn was a lifelong resident of Houston. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday in the Waller Chapel, with Rev. E. P. Ramsey officiating. Interment was in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Survivors include a son, Larry L. Dunn of Houston; three daughters, Miss Yolanda Faye Winthrop of Houston, Miss Joyce Lanell Windrop of Lufkin and Miss Sandra Lynn Fishburn of Kansas; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Otis L. Schumann of Houston; four brothers, Otis Lee, Jr., Henry C. Michael D., and Walter P. Schumann, all of Houston; a sister, Mrs. William Arnold of Houston; grandparents, Mr. And Mrs. C. C. davis of Crockett; also several nieces and nephews. Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Thurs, July 20, 1972 Mr. Dewey Dudley Fisher Mr. Dewey Dudley Fisher, 41, of 16820 Avenue B, Channelview, passed away Saturday, July 15, in Trinity. Mr. Fisher was an insurance agent of American National Insurance Co. He was a member of the Church of Christ, and a veteran of World War II. The remains were taken overland to Earthman's Funeral Home in Baytown for services Monday at 3 p.m. in the Channelview Church of Christ, with Mr. oscar Allen officiating. Interment was in the White Cemetery. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Retha Fisher of Channelview; three sons, Dewey Jr., Randy and Terry Fisher, all of Channelview; a daughter, Miss Kathy Fisher of Channelview; and three sisters, Mrs. Iris Montague of New Orleans, Mrs. Christi Dickson of Franklinton, La., and Mrs. Faye Alford of Channelview. Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Rites Held For Mrs. Fitchett Mrs. Jewel Fitchett Funeral services for Mrs. Jewell Fitchett, 79, of 109 N. College, Grapeland, were held Thursday, November 29, at 3:00 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church, Grapeland, with the Rev. Billie B. Bonner and Calvin Dickey officiating. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery, Percilla, under the direction of Hassell & Foster. Lifelong resident of Houston County, Mrs. Fitchett was born at Percilla on January 6, 1894 to the late Mills Adams and Mrs. Ann Elizabeth Young Adams, and she died Wednesday, November 26, at 7:55 a.m. in a Palestine nursing home following a long illness. She was a member of the First Methodist Church, Grapeland, and the widow of Seth Fitchett, who preceded her in death on march 8, 1946. Survivors: a daughter, Mrs. Wessie Mills Cliburn, Grapeland; a sister, Mrs. Annie Shaw of Houston, two grandsons, Jimmy Cliburn of Houston, and Mike Cliburn of Grapeland; numerous nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Ruby Shaw Flagg Mrs. Ruby Shaw Flagg, 72, of Longview, died Feb. 21, at her home in Longview following a short illness. Funeral services were held form the Lovelady Church of Christ at 2 p.m. Feb. 23, with Mr. Darryl W. Pringle officiating. Interment was in the Lovelady Cemetery and pallbearers were John J. Shaw, Avery Jones, E. A. Gregg, Elmer Speer, Thomas Ham and Jim Goodwin. Mrs. Flagg is survived by a son, Hugh Flagg of Lovelady; two sisters, Miss Cora Shaw of Lovelady, and Mrs. Norma Bailey of Corpus Christi. Born on Nov. 6, 1891, in Lovelady, Mrs. Flagg was a member of the Church of Christ. Callaway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
January 28, 1965 Mrs. Edna Adele Flanagan Mrs. Edna Adele Flanagan, 51, died of a heart attack at her home in Crockett Tuesday. Mrs. Flanagan, born Sept. 23, 1913, in Houston County, was a member of the Gerogia Camp Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Georgia Camp Baptist Church near Austonio, with Rev. G. A. Johnson of Livingston officiating. Burial was in the Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers were Lyle Stubbs, John Scott, Miner Smith, Charles Piland, Jesse Stephens and Dub Jenkins. Survivors include the husband, Bill Flanagan of Crockett; a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Commander of Nacogdoches; five sons, Bill Flanagan Jr., and Albert Flanagan, both of Houston, Johnny, Ricky and Larry Flanagan, all of Crockett; three sisters, Mrs. N. E. Hamlin of Crockett, Mrs. Bill Tate of Houston and Mrs. Bill Pense of Tracy, Calif; a brother, G. C. Smith of Crockett; and four grandchildren. Callaway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Thursday, Dec. 29, 1969 Willie J. (Bill) Flanagan Mr. Willie J. (Bill) Flanagan, 61, of Nacogdoches, died Sunday night in a Lufkin hospital from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Mr. Flanagan was born in Panola County on Oct. 27, 1908, but had live din Crockett and Houston County for about 40 years, before moving to Nacogdoches about four years ago. He was a member of the Georgia Camp Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Callaway Memorial Chapel, with Rev. Albert Higginbotham officiating. Burial was in the Creek Cemetery, near Austonio. Survivors include five sons, Bill Flanagan Jr. of Houston, John and Albert Flanagan, both of Crockett, and Richard and Larry Flanagan, both of Nacogdoches; a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Monk of Nacogdoches; four sisters, Mrs. Sara Scott of Rosharon, Mrs. Lottie Mann of Diboll, Mrs. Esther Cherry of Trinity and Mrs. Louise Williams of Crockett; a brother, Nathan Flanagan of Fort Worth; and seven grandchildren. Callaway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
February 3, 1966 Former Resident Buried At Denton James Howard Floyd Funeral services were held last Wednesday for James Howard Floyd, 24, who was killed in a one car accident Saturday night, January 22, near Joplin, Missouri. Born in Grapeland Aug. 7, 1941, Floyd was the son of W. Howard Floyd and Ruth Howard Floyd of West Plains, Missouri. He was a 1959 graduate of West Plains High School and in 1964 received a degree in engineering from the University of Missouri. He later entered miltary service and was stationed at Fort Knox, Ky. At the time of his death he was a plant engineer for Pet Milk Company at Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Surviving beside his parents is a brother, Dee Floyd who lives in Dallas and his grandfather, Lucius P. Floyd of Denton, Texas. Following the Wednesday services at West Plains, the body was taken to Denton where services were held Thursday at 2 PM in Carroll-Goen Chapel. Burial was in the Old Fellow cemetery at Denton. Relatives attending the services at Denton were Mr. and Mrs. John Looker of Woodsboro, Clifford Howard of Victoria, Mrs. Rosalie Brandstetter of Rosenburg, Mrs. Lucille Rester of Austin, Jrs. Don Copeland and son, Tom, of Clarksville, Mrs. Horace Jones and Mrs. Joe Pridgen and son, Bob, of Grapeland.
Thursday, June 10, 1971 Mrs. Neva Smith Foley Mrs. Neva Smith Foley, of Cedar Hill Farms, Crockett, passed away Thursday morning, June 3, in a local hospital. Mrs. Foley had resided in Crockett for the past 12 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Beaumont. Mrs. Foley helped organize the Spindle Top Charity Horse Show in Beaumont, and was also active in the American Saddle Horse Association. The remains were taken overland Thursday afternoon to Beaumont. Services were held in Broussard's Chapel in Beaumont at 11 a.m. Friday, with interment in the Magnolia Cemetery. Survivors include the husband, R. F. (Pete) Foley of Crockett; a son, Walter Allen Foley of Dallas; two grandsons, Mark and Allen Foley; and a niece, Mrs. Roy Olsen of Corpus Christi. Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Thurs. Jan. 17, 1974 R. F. (Pete) Foley R. F. (Pete) Foley passed away at the Houston County Hospital in Crockett early Sunday morning. Jan. 13, following a brief illness. Mr. Foley had lived in Crockett for almost 20 years where he and his wife, the former Neva Smith of Beaumont, Texas operated Cedar Hill Farm. He was born June 1, 1898 in Denison, Texas where he grew up. He received his degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A & M College in 1919. In addition to raising cattle he and Mrs. Foley specialized for many years in the breeding and showing of fine American saddle horses, winning some of the major shows in this field. Mr. Foley was a registered Professional Engineer and practiced his profession in his earlier years with the Texas Highway Department. He was one of the leaders in establishing the Houston County Airport and was an avid aviation enthusiast and licensed pilot. Mass was held by Father Anselm Walker in the Waller Funeral Chapel at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan 14, and graveside services were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Magnolia Cemetery in Beaumont. The bady lay in state in the Broussard Funeral Chapel Tuesday morning until funeral service time. Survivors include his son, Walter Allen Foley of Dallas, and two grandsons. Mrs. Foley preceded him in death. A niece, Mrs. J. Roy Olsen of Corpus Christi and several great nieces and nephews also survive. Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Thursday, July 30, 1970 Harold Keith Folmar Mr. Harold Keith Folmar, 32, of Rt. 1, Crockett, died early Saturday morning at his home. Mr. Folmar was a lifelong resident of Houston County. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Callvary Baptist Church with Rev. Elmer Sarratt and Rev. Glen Stovall officiating. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Ann Folmar; a son, John Russell Folmar; a daughter, La Nita Ann Felmar; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Folmar, all of Crockett. Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Thursday, October 23, 1969 Mrs. Rosalie Cooper Ford Mrs. Rosalie Cooper Ford, 85, of Crockett, died Saturday in a local nursing home. Mrs. Ford was born Jan. 26, 1884, in Lakeland, Fla., but had lived in Crockett the last 45 years. She lived in east Tennessee as a young girl. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Crockett. The Cooper family moved to the Huntsville area, and she was married to the late O. E. Ford. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Callaway Memorial Chapel, with Dr. C. G. Long officiating. Burial was in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Luther Stover, Ed Klein, Oscar Maxwell, Joe Munson, Ernie Holmes and Dr. F. M. Posey Jr.. Survivors include a son, Col. John T. (Jack) Ford of Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma City, Okla.; two sisters, Mrs. Frank M. Posey of San Antonio and Mrs. Edgar L. Strozier of Spring; two brothers, J. L. Cooper of Madisonville and L. C. Cooper of Willis; two daughters-in-laws, Mrs. Edwin Ford of San Antonio and Mrs. John T. Ford of Oklahoma City; and six grandchildren, Mrs. Joseph Munson, Mrs. Ernest Holmes, Jacqueline, James, John and Jerry Ford. Callaway Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Thursday, February 12, 1970 Dee Forehand Mr. Dee Forehand, 79, of Crockett, died in a local nursing home Saturday. Mr. Forehand, a retired oil lease broker for Humble Oil & Refining Co., was born Feb. 6, 1891. He was a member of the First Christian Church. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday in teh First Christian Church, with Dr. Gilbert Davis and Rev. Mack McCarter officiating. Burial was in Strong Memorial Park at Slocum. Pallbearers were Reginald Driskell, Wyatt Christian, Dr. C. B. Lake, Tully Breaux, Roland Bear and E. B. Houston. Survivors include the wife, Mrs. Cecile Forehand of Crockett; a nephew, Artie Forehand of Point Comfort; and three nieces. Callaway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Thursday, June 9, 1966 Paul Faver Foster Mr. Paul Faver Foster, 37, of Houston died June 5, in a local hospital, of injuries sustained in an automobile wreck on the loop in Crockett. Mr. Foster was owner of Foster Wrecking Service. He was born Nov. 14, 1928, in Tampa, Fla. and was a veteran of World War II. The remains wre shipped from Houston by air on Monday to York, S. C. for services and burial there. Services were to be at the York Funeral Home, with burial in Bethesda Cemetery there. Survivors include the father, Guy Foster of York, S. C., and one sister. Arrangements were in charge of Callaway Funeral Home.
Thursday, Feb. 5, 1970 Mrs. Fannie Mae Long Foster Mrs. Fannie Mae Long Foster, 71, of Crockett, died Monday morning in a local hospital. Mrs. Long was a lifelong resident of Houston County. She was a member of the Methodist Church and of the Augusta Eastern Star. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the First Methodist Church, with Rev. L. B. Broach and Rev. Jim Rhodes officiating. Burial was in the Evergreen Memorial park. Survivors incluede the husband, Lee H. Foster of Crockett; four brothers, Nelson O. and J. D. Long, both of Crockett, Gus Long of Greenville and Durwood Long of Henderson; three sisters, Mrs. Lou Nelle Holcomb of Crockett, Mrs. Lenora McCarley of Kilgore and Mrs. Lila Westmoreland of Huntsville; also several nieces and nephews. Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.