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Thursday, December 11, 1969

Mrs. Marie Belkins

ROSENBERG: Mrs. Marie Belkins, 85, died Tuesday. Survivors: Foster
daughter, Mrs. Mildred Ingold, Dallas; brother, Jeff Brem, San Antionio;
sisters, Mrs. Alice King, Cal., Mrs. Annie D. Leber, Seguin; one grandchild
and two great-grandchildren.



The Houston Chronicle

Thursday, December 11, 1969

Mrs. Ima Walling Henderson

GRAPELAND: Mrs. Ima Walling Henderson, 70, housewife, died Wednesday.
Survivors: Husband, L. C. of Percilla; sons, Leroy of Jacksonville and
Leroy Cox of Houston; daughter, Mrs. Gwen Caskey of Ranger; step-sons, Clay
Henderson of Palestine and Gerald Henderson of Houston; step-daughter, Mrs.
Clayton Williams of South Houston; brother, Otto Walling of Grapeland;
sister, Mrs. J. M. Caskey of Amarillo and 14 grandchildren


The Houston Chronicle

Thursday, December 11, 1969

Mrs. Emma Judith Shearer

BAY CITY: Mrs. Emma Judith Shearer, 86, died Wednesday. Survivors:
Daughters, Mrs. Mary Mount, Bay City, and Mrs. Hannah Long, Houston; sons,
Jimmie H. Shearer, Bay City, John M. Shearer, Baytown, Titus Shearer,
Lufkin, Harvey F. Shearer, Houston and Rev. Huss Shearer, Texarkana,
sisters, Anine Schroeder, Dallas, Lillian Edwards, Sealy; brother, M. D.
Morehead, Angleton, 25 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.



Mrs. Billie Jean Sanders

Mrs. Billie Jean Sanders of Houston died in Houston hospital 8:30 a.m.
Sunday. She had lived in the Crockett area the last 9 years. A member of
the Baptist Church. Survivors: 3 sons, Gary Lee, Fort Worth, James R., US
Navy and Jody of Houston. 2 daughters Mrs. Tonia Jean Minter of Ft. Worth
and Mrs. Connie Taylor of Houston, brother, John R. Niebaum of Houston and
a sister Mrs. Audrey Highhouse of New Port, Kentucky, 4 grandchildren.



Mr. Boone Bell Taylor

Mr. Boone Bell Taylor, 63, of Rt. @, Kennard, died Sunday in a local
hospital, following an extended illness.

Mr. Taylor, a farmer and rancher, was a member of the County Line Baptist
Church, and a member and past worshipful master of Coltharp Lodge N. 419,
AF & AM, of Kennard. He was born Oct. 11, 1902, in Trinity County.

Funeral services were held in the Calvary Baptist Church of Nogalus Prairie
at 3 p.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. Frank Oswald officiating. Burial was in
the Calvary Cemetery. Graveside rites were conducted by the Masonic Lodge
of Kennard.

Pallbearers were James Ellisor, Wilmer B. Taylor, Roy Ellisor, Wayne M.
Davis, Milton B. Greenville, and Walter Adams.

Survivors include the wife, Mrs. Boone Taylor of Kennard; a son, Jimmy, of
Kennard; a daughter, Mrs. Bobbie Jones of Virginia Beach, Va.; three
sisters, Mrs. George Ellisor of Kennard and Mrs. Johnnie Greenville and
Mrs. Alline Hathorn, both of Baytown; two ste-brothers, Ovid Helton of
Kennard and Lonnie Helton of Houston; a step-sister, Mrs. Cleo Guines; and
five grandchildren.

Callaway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements



A. B. McKnight

LUFKIN: Services for A. B. McKnight, 77, retired Lufkin farmer, today at 2
p.m. in Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home. Burial in Pine Grove Cemetery in Polk
County. Died Wednesday. Survivors: Wife, Dosia; daughters, Mrs. J. F. Green
of Houston and Mrs Galdys Beavers of Beaumont; sons, J. L. of Galveston,
Buren of Houston, Curtis of Odessa, and Byron of Lafayette, la; sisters,
Mrs. A. L. Vickers of Austin, Mrs. T. M. Peake of Austin, and Mrs. Maggie
Currie of Conroe; brother, W. L. of Houston.

Thurs., April 23, 1964



Mrs. Mattie Burton Ellis

Mrs. Mattie Burton Ellis, 94, of Houston, died in a Houston hospital Friday
following a short illness.

Mrs. Ellis was born in Houston County on Dec. 31, 1869, but had lived in
Houston the last 14 years. She was a member of the Methodist church.

Funeral services were held from the Callaway Memorial Chapel at 2 p.m.
Sunday, with the Reverends A. S. Lee and Andrew Byers officiating.
Interment was in Evergreen Memorial park.

Pallbearers were John King, Nathan Shroyer, Sam Grundy, Jimmie Driskell, T.
J. "Spud" Tunstall, and T. D. Craddock.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Harvey Bayne of Crockett; five
grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Callaway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



Thurs. Nov. 11, 1965

Virgil Otis Kinsel

Mr. Virgil Otis Kinsel, 53, of Lovelady, died suddenly around 1 p.m.
Saturday.

Mr. Kinsel was born in Houston County and had lived in this area his entire
life.

Funeral services were held from the Waller Funeral Chapel at 10 a.m.
Monday, with Mr. John Short officiating. Burial was in the Clapp Cemetery.

Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Gladys Mae Kinsel of  Lovelady; a son,
Howard Kinsel of Crockett; two daughters, Mrs. Marie Hare of Hempstead and
Mrs. Joyce Moore of Crockett; a brother, Oscar Ottis Kensel of Trinity; and
six grandchildren.

Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



Thurs. Nov 11, 1965

Robert Benard Rowe

Mr. Robert Benard Rowe of Trinity, died Saturday morning in a Huntsville
hospital.

Mr. Rowe had lived in Trinity the last 29 years. He was a member of the
Carlisle Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, in the Carlisle Community
Church, with Rev. Smith officiating. Burial was in the Carlisle Cemetery.

Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Era Bell Rowe of Trinity; four sons,
Melvin J. and Charles Allen, both of Houston, Philip of Sebastropol and
Robert Dean of Trinity; a daughter, Mrs. Martha Louise Mesecke of Trinity;
two brothers, Richard R. of Freemont, N. H., and Danny K. of Boston; a
sister, Mrs. Louise Squires of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and 10 grandchildren.

Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



Thurs. Nov. 11, 1965



Mrs. Lula Beeson Hague

Mrs. Lula Beeson Hague, 84, of Crockett, died Monday morning in a local
nursing home.

Mrs. Hague was a lifelong resident of Houston County. She was a member of
the First Christian Church.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Waller Funeral Home
Chapel, with Rev. Ed Mace officiating. Burial was in the Rice Cemetery.

Survivors include the husband, Charlie Hague of Crockett; a son, John
Beeson Hague of Galveston; her step-mother, Mrs. Cal Beeson of Crockett;
five brothers, W. H. Cleon and Joe W. Beeson, all of Crockett, James L.
Beeson of Austin and J. E. Beeson of Manor; two sisters, Mrs. Luther Warner
of Grapeland and Mrs. Wyatt Christian of Crockett.

Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



Thurs. Nov. 7, 1974

Elkhart Rites For Mr. Davis

Funeral services for Jaessie William Davis, 48, of Route 2, Elkhart, were
held Thursday, October 31, at 10:00 a.m. in the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, Palestine, with the Rev. E. J. Brumleu officiating. Final rites
were held Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at the graveside in Williamson Settlement
Cemetery, under the direction of Hassell & Foster.

A rosary was recited Wednesday. October 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Hassell &
Foster Chapel, Palestine, led by Father Brumleu.

Pallbearers were Robert Goodman, Larry Taylor, Alton Doucette, Larry Davis,
Buford Buford and David Banks.

Mr. Davis was born February 6, 1926 in Orange County, Texas to the late
William Perry Davis and Ollie Hock Davis, and he was pronounced dead on
arrival at a Grapeland hospital Tuesday, October 29, at 12:20 p.m. He was a
member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Palestine, and of American
Legion Post No. 552, of Sheldon, Texas. During World War I(I, he served in
the U.S. Navy from July 15, 1942, until Nov. 21 1945. A heavy duty
mechanic, he was last employed by Joopers Industries of Bakersfield,
California. He formerly lived in Slocum, and returned to Anderson County in
Feb. 1974.

Survivors: wife, Mrs. Henrietta Boudreaux Davis, Elkhart; two sons, William
Davis and Grant Davis, both of Elkhart; four daughters, Mrs. Elbert M.
(Mary Ellen) Horn of Grapeland, Mrs. Jerry (Jean) Taylor of Slocum, Misses
Charlotte, and Cecilla Davis, both of Elkhart; a brother, Harold Davis, of
Highlands; four grandchildren, Larry and Glenn Taylor, both of Slocum.
Becky and Christy Horn, both of Grapeland, numerous nieces and nephews.



Thurs. July 29, 1965

Willie Ratcliff

Mr. Willie Ratcliff of Cleburne died July 19 in the Vererans Administration
Hospital in Dallas

Mr. Ratcliff was born Feb. 15, 1918, near Augusta.

Funeral services were held at Cleburne, with the Rev. Ben Loring of Dallas
and the Rev. Charles Taylor of Cleborne officiating. Graveside ceremonies
were conducted by American Legion Post No. 50 of Cleburne. Burial was in
Rosehill Memorial park in Cleburne.

Survivors include the wife Mrs. Doris Ratcliff, and two sons, Lanney and
Danney, all of Cleburne; a brother, Lester Glen, of Houston; three sisters.
Mrs. Sam Huffaker and Mrs. Fred Johnson, both of Houston, and Mrs. J. A.
Riley of Bay City.



Thurs. July 29, 1965

Mrs. Annie A. Hall

Mrs. Annie A. Hall, 87, of Crockett, died in Memorial Hospital in Lufkin
Tuesday, following a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Hall, born in Limestone County March 25, 1878, had lived in this
county for over 50 years. She was a member of the Full Gospel Church of
Crockett.

Funeral services will be held from the Callaway Memorial Chapel at 3 p.m.
Thursday, with Dr. G. H. Stieglitz, Full Gospel minister, officiating.
Burial will be in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Survivors include a son, Floyd Birdwell of Rosharon; a daughter, Mrs. L. B.
Vest of Crockett; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchiildren.

Callaway Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Thurs. July 29, 1965

Mrs. Marion Browning

Friends of Mrs. Marion Browning will regret to learn that she passed away
in Pasadena, Texas, July 13. She was the wife of the late Marion Browning,
who for years was pastor of the First Christian Church in Crockett. She was
79 years old. She resided with her daughter, Mrs. H. C. Franks, at 716
Williams St. Her son, Walter, lives in Austin. Mrs. Browning is also
survived by a brother, Amardo Gallardo, of Cuba, and two grandchildren.
Graveside services were in Richmond, TExas, at the Morton Cemetery Co.



Thurs. July 29, 1965

James Hardy Platt, Sr.

Mr. James Hardy Platt Sr. 86, of Lovelady died in a Houston hospital
Saturday morning. Mr. Platt, a lifelong resident of Houston County, was a
member of the Christian Church and of the Lovelady Lodge No. 539, AF & AM.

Funeral services were held from the Waller Funeral Chapel at 2 p.m. Monday,
with Mr. Dalton Graves officiating, assisted by Mr. Don Crafton. Burial was
in the Center Hill Cemetery, under the auspices of Lovelady Lodge No. 539.

Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Minnie Ola Platt of Lovelady; eight sons,
W. H., J. C., Edgar and Marshall M. Platt, all of Baytown, Joe Bell Platt
of Lovelady. Robert Platt of Dallas, Sam B. Platt of Seattle, Wash., and J.
H. Platt Jr., of LaMarque; four daughters, Mrs. Jesse Waller of Rosharon,
Mrs. Lloyd Janes of Seattle, Wash., Mrs. Fred S. Williams of LaMarque and
Mrs. Bobby Tunstall of Duncan, Okla; a sister, Mrs. Asa High of Tyler; 21
grandchildren; eight great grandchildren.

Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements



Thurs. July 29, 1965

Jim Walter Bennett

Mr. Jim Walter Bennett, 72, of Rt. 4, Crockett, died Thursday afternoon.
Mr. Bennett was a native of Bosque County, but had lived in Houston County
most of his life. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Waller Funeral Home
Chapel, with Rev. Leslie L. Grounds officiating. Burial was in the Weches
Cemetery.

Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Fannie Jane Bennett of Crockett; foru
sons, L. C. and Cecil Bennett, both of Crockett, Clifford Bennett of
Ratcliff and Walter Doyle of Orchard; a daughter, Mrs. Edith Dewbre of
Denver City; 11 grandchildren; one great grandchild.



Thurs. July 29, 1965

William Franklin Selkirk

Funeral services for William Franklin Selkirk, 72 of Grapeland, were held
wednesday, July 21, at 4 p.m. in the First Methodist Church, Grapeland,
with Rev. Loois Hunter and Rev. J. T. Riley officiating. Burial followed in
Grapeland City Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Charlie Darsey, Mike Dailey, Leon Brimberry, Jack
Long, Earl Cheatham Homer Jones, Earl Pennington and Harvey Huff.

All friends of the family were named homorary pallbearers.

Native and lifelong resident of Grapeland, Mrs. Delkirk was born July 10,
1893, and prior to retiring, he was a trucking contractor. member of the
First Methodist Church, Grapeland, he died Tuesday, July 20, at 2:45 p.m.
in his home following a lengthy illness.

Survivors include the wife, Mrs. Emma Williams Selkirk; a daughter, Mrs.
Pauline Burnett; a grandson, Bill Burnett, all of Grapeland; two brothers,
John B. Silkirk of Mineola and Ainsworth Selkirk of Baytown.

Arrangements were by Hassell & Foster.



Thurs. Dec.15, 1962

Mrs. Alyth Brunow Austin

Mrs. Alyth Brunow Austin, 55, of Houston, and former resident of Crockett
an dHouston County, died in Houston Friday, Dec. 7, following an extended
illness.

Graveside funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, in the
Evergreen Memorial Park with the Rev. Hunter Morris officiating.

Mrs. Austin, who was born on Aug. 7, 1907, is survived by her husband, D.
D. Austin Sr. of Houston; a son, D. D. Jr., of Houston; a brother H. F.
Brunow Jr. of Houston; and four grandchildren.

Callaway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



Thurs. Dec 13, 1962

Stephen Lemuel Callaway

Stephen Lemuel Callaway, two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Callaway
of Houston, died in a Houston hospital Sunday, Dec 9.

Besides the parents, survivors include a brother, Lester H. Callaway III of
Houston ; grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Lester H. Callaway of Houston, and Mrs.
Raye Pigue of Houston; and great-grandmother Mrs. Sallye Callaway of
Crockett.

Funeral services were held from the Callaway Funeral Home Chapel in Houston
at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, with the Rev. Harold Fagan officiating,
andinterment was in the Forest park Cemetery in Houston.

Callaway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



Thurs. Dec. 13, 1962

Mrs. Edna Earl Williams

Mrs. Edna Earl Williams, 79, died early Tuesday morning in a local
hosptial. A lifelong resident of Houston County, she was a member of the
First Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Aubrey Williams of Springfield, Va.; three
daughters, Mrs. Ennis Chapman, and Mrs. Ray Prim, Houston, and Mrs. Delbert
Farek of Crockett; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 33 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, from the Waller
Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. E. P. Ramsey and Rev. A. S. Lee
officaiting. Interment was in the Evergreen, Cemeteery.

Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



Thurs. Dec 13, 1962

Travis Pelham

Funeral services for Mr. Travis Pelham, 55, of Palestine, were held Sunday,
December 9 at 2:00 p.m. in the Crockett Road Church of Christ, Palestine,
with the minister, Archie Waldrum, officiating. Burial was in Roselawn
Park, Palestine.

A native of Houston County, Mr. Pelham was born October 23, 1907, son of
the late John M. Pelham. He moved from Crockett to Palestine in 1956, and
at the time of his death was employed as a salesman for Western Auto
Associate Store. Member of the Crockett Road Church of Christ, he died
Friday December 7, at 8:30 a.m. following a sudden illness.

Survivors wife, Mrs. Kathryn Dear Pelham of Palestine; a daughter, Miss
Janyth Lynn Pelham of Palestine; two brother, Atmar Pelham of Grapeland and
Ottis Pelham of Lamesa; two sisters, Mrs. Julian Walling of Tyler and Mrs.
Fred Rosprim of Palestine; an aunt, Mrs. Jane Harrison of Dallas, and an
uncle Sam Caskey of Grapeland and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were by Hassell & Foster.



Thursday, Dec. 6, 1962

Walter William Gossett

Mr. Walter William Gossett, 87, died Thursday, November 22 at a local
hospital hollowing a short illness. The retired farmer was born on November
15, 1875, in Crockett.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Ida Mae Hale Gossett of Crockett, two
daughters, Mrs. Wilsie Maye White of Houston and Mrs. Robbie White of
Galena Park; three brothers, Trink, Andy and Wilsie Gossett all of
Crockett; one sister Hula; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held at the Calvary Baptist Church on November 23 at
2 p.m. with Revs. W. A. Corley and Deward Mullens. Interment was held in
the Evergreen, Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were Elbert Burks, Mayse Hale, Doxier Gossett, Everett Davis,
Eugene Sawyer and George Lane.

Honarary pallbearers were Dr. A. B. Brown, Dr. C. B. Goolsby, Leonard
Arnold, W. F. Killingsworth, W. E. Hall, George Lane, Bill Lane, Jack
Williamson, Ansel Turner, Guy Bale, Robert Hazlet, Dock Blankenship, A. M.
Decuir, Justin Fuller, Steve Allee, and all members of the Calvar6y Baptist
Church.

Gossett was a decendant of A. E. Gossett who gave the landsite for the City
of Crockett.

Callaway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Many Attend Funeral

Those who attended the funeral of Walter William Gossett are: Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Gossett of Highland; Mr. and Mrs. W. Frank Killingsworth, Mrs. Lizzie
Tyer of Palestine; Mrs. Robert Shaffer, Mrs. Maggie White Flinklea, Mrs. C.
L. Mitchell, Mrs. Mattie Sue Parker of Huntsville; Mrs. Mamie Lee Hoefle of
Freeport; Mrs. Vernice Ferguson, Mrs. Catharine Judkins, Mrs. Pattie Hale
Reece, Mrs. Shirley Turner Powes, Mrs. and Mrs. Cleon Robinson, Mrs.
Jeanette Creath Creel of Houston; Mr. and Mrs. Norman Rice of Texas City;
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Glynn White of Houston; Mr.
and Mrs. Dozier Gossett, Mrs. Marguerite Gilmore of Pasadena; Mrs. Zena
Merchant of Alvin; Mr. and Mrs. O. G. (Guy) Hale, Mr. and Mrs. W. Mayes
Hale and Hulie of Henderson; Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Burks, Lucille and Kenneth
of Vivian, La.; Gene (Brim) Hale of Noacogdoches; Mrs. Bob Buffington, Miss
Evelyn Starling of Pennington; Mrs. Mary Little Drone, Mr. and Mrs. R. M.
Tittle of Wichita Falls; Mrs. Troy Whiteside of Timpson; Mr. and Mrs.
Eugene Sawyer, Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Mason and Mike, and Mr. Oliver D. White
Jr., of Galena Park.



Thurs. Sept 24, 1964

Mrs. Lela Viola Baker

Mrs. Lela Viola Baker, 61, of Lovelady, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, in the
Grapeland Community Hospital. Mrs. Baker was born Nov. 28, 1903, in Houston
County. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday from the Callaway Memorial
Chapel, with mr. M. E. Gimon and Mr. Darryl W. Pringle, both of Lovelady,
officiating. Burial was in the Lovealdy Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Robert Arnold, R. V. Harrelson, Bill Bray, Sam Elliott,
Lester Goynes and Alec Williamson.

Survivors include the husband, Bill Baker of Lovealdy; two sons, James D.
Knox of Garland and Robert M. Baker, with the US Army in Honululu; two
daughters, Laura Anna Knox of Waco and Norma Jean Mareth of Corpus Christi;
two brothers, David Goldman of Palestine and Homer Goldman of Groveton; a
sister, Mrs. A. T. Searcy of Humble; a stepbrother, Tommy Williams of
Spade; two stepsisters, Mrs. H. L. Searcy of Lovelady, and Mrs. Burtie
Owens of Houston; and four grandchildren.

Callaway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



Thurs. Sept 24, 1964

Mrs. Lola Skains

Mrs. Lola Skains, 70, of Trinity, died early Thursday morning in a Houston
hospital. Mrs. Skains was a lifelong resident of Trinity County, and a
member of the Methodist Church.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday in the First Methodist Church
in Trinity, with Rev. Buford Fenley officiating. Burial was in the Glendale
Cemetery.

Survivors include the husband, Vardie Skains of Trinity; a son, R. E.
Skains of Seabrook; two daughters, Mrs. C. L. Poland of Houston and Mrs. B.
C. Oliver of Pasadena; two brothers, Adker and Less Jordan, both of
Trinity; four sisters, Mrs. Maude Perry of Noacogdoches, Mrs. Jessie
Skipper of Crockett, Mrs. Rex Haggard of Carthage and Mrs. Paul Richard of
Trnity; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



Thurs. Sept 24, 1964

Oliver Dennis Clemments

Mr. Oliver Dennis Clements, 49, of Amarillo, died Saturday morning in the
Veterans Hospital in Houston. Mr. Clements was owner of the Spot Recreation
Club in the Amarillo Building. He was born in Crockett, but had lived in
Amarillo the last 20 years. He was a veteran of World War II.

Funeral Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Blackburn-Shaw Funeral
Home in Amarillo.

Survivors include the wife; Inez; and a daughter, Joan both oof Amarillo;
four brothers, Jimmie Clements of Anchorage, Alaska, Neal and Albert
Clements of Crockett, and Lester Clements of El Dorado Ark; three sisters,
Mrs. Viola Davis of Crockett, Mrs. Ruby Blackwell of Lefors and Mrs. Anzo
Hoar of Houston.



Thurs. Sept 24, 1964

Mrs. Mary Sue Waybourn

Mrs. Mary Sue Waybourn, 64, of Rt. 1, Crockett, died Sunday in a Houston
hospital, following an extended illness. Mrs. Waybourn was born May 6,
1900, in Pocahontas, Ark. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesady from the Callaway Memorial
Chapel, with mr. James Mosely of the Grapeland Church of Christ,
officiating. Burial was in the New Energy Cemetery.

Pallbearers were John Perkins, George Walker, Frank Beathard, Cecil F.
Cock, Grady Blalock and Eddie Womack.

Survivors include the husband, Earl Waybourn of Crockett; two sons,
Lawrence and Ted, both of Houston; a daughter, Mrs. Winifred Drake of
Houston; her mother, Mrs. Ann Holder of Corpus Christi; a brother, Herman
Holder of Tulsa, Oka; three sisters, Mrs. Henry Barnes of Cropus Christi,
Mrs. Virgil Cone of Alice and Mrs. Calvin Barnes of Bartlesville, Okla; and
nine grandchildren.

Callaway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



Thurs. Sept 24, 1964

Silas Norman Tipton

Mr. Silas Norman Tipton, 77, of Rt. 2, Trinity, died Thursday, Sept. 10, at
his home near Trinity following a sudden illness.

Mr. Tipton was born Dec. 3, 1886, in Trinity County.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 11 in the Chita Baptist
Church, with Rev. James Crawford, pastor on the church officiating. Burial
was in the Chita Cemetery.

Pallbearers were: D. J. Jerdan, Roy Tipton, Edmon Tipton, Theo Jordan, Ray
Tipton, and Leo Higgins.

Survivors include the wife, Mrs. Ione Tipton of Trinity; and a foster
daughter, Mrs. Cladys Myers of Houston.

Callaway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



Thurs. Sept 24, 1964

Mrs. Ada May Smith

Mrs. Ada May Smith, 83, of Abilene, died at her home in Abilene Wednesday,
Sept. 16, following an extended illness. mrs. Smith was born in Houston
County July 26, 1881. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Funeral services were held in the Grapeland Church of Christ at 4:30 p.m.
Friday with Mr. Ralph Byers and Mr. Woodrow Pringle officiating. Burial was
in the Parker Cemetery, west of Grapeland.

Pallbearers were; Cabern Masters, H. C. Bynum, C. E. Bynum, Odell Herod,
Bill Herod, and Johnny Smith.

Survivors include the husband, A. A. Smtih of Alilene; two sons, Arlen
Smith of Uvalde and Horace Smith, of New Braunfels; six daughters; Mrs. R.
B. Wade and Miss Dolly Smith, both of Abilene, Mrs. W. C. Nicholas of
Baytown, Mrs. O. B. Irwin of Mt. Judea, Ark. Mrs. Ralph Byers of Ballinger
and Mrs. Jess Mitchell of Copperas Cove; three brothers, Jim and Otis
Herod, both of Grapeland, and Horace Herod of Albany; four sisters, Mrs. B.
T. Masters of Jacksonville, Mrs. Lydia Bynum and Mrs. Robert Montgomery,
both of Grapeland, and Mrs. Sis Smith of Ponts; 19 grandchildren, and 22
great-grandchildren.

Callaway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements



The Crockett Courier-Democrat

Thurs. Dec 29, 1960

James Olney McLean

Mr. James Olney McLean, 64, retired rural mail carrier and prominent farmer
and rancher, died in a local hosptial Thursday, Dec. 22, after a short
illness.

A vereran of World War I, Mr. McLean was born in Houston County on Jan. 16,
1896. He was a member of the Christian Church.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 24, in the Callaway
Memorial Chapel with the Reverends C. A. West, A. S. Lee, and Bill Robinson
officiating. Interment was in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Pallbearers were
James William McLean, Will McLean, George E. McLean, Bobby Lane, Tom
Rhoden, and West Lawson Jr.

Mr. McLean is survived by his wife, Mrs. J. O. McLean; two daughters, Miss
Dorothy Ellen McLean, and Mrs. Donn Currey; two brothers; William McLean
and Harry McLean; and two grandchildren, all of Crockett.

Callaway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



The Crockett Courier-Democrat

Thurs. Dec 29, 1960

John Hicks Frizzell

Mr. John Hicks Frizzell, 75 year-old retired farmer of Crockett, died in
Rusk Saturday, Dec. 24, following a brief illness.

Graveside funeral services were held at the Hicks Cemetery at 2 p.m.
Monday, Dec 26, with the Rev. Albert Higginbotham officiating. Pallbearers
were Joe Smith, Jimmy Frizzell, Mack Frizzell, Booth Frizzell, Roy Bob
Frizzell, and Abbie Frizzel.

Born on March 7, 1883, in Houston County, Mr. Fizzell was a member of the
Metehodist church. He is survived by four brothers, Tom, D. C. and Ed, all
of Houston, and Monroe, of Pasadena; and two sisters, Mrs. Fred Smith of
Houston and Mrs Irene Stepherson of Pasadena.

Callaway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



The Crockett Courier-Democrat

Thurs. Dec 29, 1960

Adolph Vanhowten

Mr. Adolph Vanhowten, 42, of Route 2, Trinity, died at his residence
Tuesday, Dec. 29.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec 23, at the Fields Store
Church near Waller, with the Rev. J. P. Jones of the First Baptist Church
of Waller, officiating. Interment was in the fields Store Cemetery, and
pallbearers wre Virgil Reynolds, Hubert Robinson, Orval Hones, Jimmie
Goodney, Buck Anderson and charlie B. Clepper.

Mr. Vanhowten was born on July 21, 1918, in Yarber, Texas. He was a veteran
of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Eva Mae Vanhowten of Trinity; a son,
Vance, of Trinity, father, Rube Vanhowten of Cypress; two brothers, Othal
of Cypress and George of Liberty; five sisters, Mrs. Mamie Carraway of
Montgomery, Mrs. Marie Armer and Mrs.Ruby Allgood of Richmond, Mrs.
Caludine Sparks and Mrs. Merline Lands of Houston.

Callaway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



The Crockett Courier-Democrat

Thurs. Dec. 29, 1960

Ernest D. Estell

Mr. Ernest D. Estell died Thursday, Dec 22. He was 48 years odl and a
farmer.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 24, at 10:30 a.m. at the Creek
Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. G. H. Stieglitz officiating. Interment followed.

Mr. estell is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Estell of
Mapleton; his wife, Mrs. Eline Estell of Austinio; five sons, Wilford,
Billy, Fred, Raymond, and William, all of Austonio; two brothers, Herman
and Willard Estell both of Mapleton; and a sister Mrs. Lucille Stevenson of
New Caney.

Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



The Crockett Courier-Democrat

Thurs. Dec 29, 1960

Tom Smith Kent, Jr.

Funeral services for Tom Smith Kent, Jr., 69, of Grapeland, was held at
2:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec 22, in the First Baptist Church Grapeland. Rev.
Bland Kerby officaited and burial ws in the Grapeland City, Cemetery.

Pallbearers were G. L. Streetman, Barnett Jordan, George Murray, V. E.
Murray, Kelly Chapman andWarren Baker.

Mr. Kent died following a long illness at 10:27p.m. Tuesday, Dec 20, in a
Crockett hospital. He as born on Oct. 18, 1891, in the Reynard community of
Houston County. He was a retired merchant of Grapeland and also was
postmaster for twelve years.

Survivors are this widow, Mrs. Hazel Gentry Kent of Grapeland; seven sons,
Donald Kent of Bakersville, Calif., Charles Kent of Crockett, Tom S. Kent
III, and Dan G. Kent, both of Ft. Worth, Richard H. Kent of Mission, Kan.,
Harry D. Kent of Phoenix, Ariz., and Pat A. Kent of Grapeland; three
daughters, Mrs. Howell H. Smith of Webster, Mrs. Ernest E. Seamon of
Houston, Mrs. Montague E. Davis of New York City, N.Y.; one brother,
Leonard Kent of Eldorado, Texas; fifteen granchildren; six
great-granchildren.

Arrangements were by Hassell & Foster.