Lone Star Cemetery Obituaries


Rains County Leader
Jan 3, 1908
Mrs. Sarah Trimble Dead
As we go to press with this issue a telephone message comes telling of the death of Mrs. Sarah Trimble, which occurred at her home near Point Wednesday night. The deceased was the mother of Mr. Mose Trimble and Mrs. Annie Kimbrough. Funeral services were conducted at the Lone Star graveyard by Rev. J.L. Ross of Emory yesterday evening at 3:30 o'clock. The Leader sympathizes with the bereaved relatives.

Rains County Leader
March 13, 1908
J.D. Vaught Dead
Mr. J.D. Vaught died of pneumonia at his home in the Woosley neighborhood, after a short illness last Friday morning. He leaves a wife and several children who have the sympathy of friends. His remains were interred at the Lone Star graveyard.

Rains County Leader
June 26, 1908
Miss Sallie Rains Dead
Miss Sallie Rains died at the home of her brother-in-law, T.A. Williams, in Point last Sunday evening, after about a week's illness, and her remains were laid to rest in Lone Star graveyard Monday evening. She was 78 years old, and was a daughter of the last Emory Rains, whom this town and county were both named for. The Leader extends sympathy to the sorrowing relatives.

Rains County Leader
Oct 16, 1908
Alex. Sparks Dead
Alex. Sparks, son of A.E. Sparks, who lives near Point, died at the home of his father very suddenly Tuesday night with pneumonia. He had only been sick since Sunday night and his sudden death came as a great shock to his relatives and friends. His remains were buried at the Lone Star graveyard Wednesday evening. The Leader sympathizes with the bereaved family.

Rains County Leader
July 16, 1909
The little 18 months old child of Joe Cozart died this morning at 4:30 o’clock. Funeral services will be had at Lone Star, conducted by Rev. Thos. Dement at 5:30 this evening.

A baby is buried to the north of W. L. Davidson. Bible records shows a baby boy (Horton) born at 11:45 AM and died at 1:30 PM, Saturday, January 2, 1926.--- info by Wayne Horton

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Rains Co. Leader June 6, 1913 The 10-months-old baby of Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Cornelius died May 29th at Floyd, its remains were shipped to Point and interred in the Point cemetery. The Leader sympathizes with the grief stricken parents.
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"Point Pointers" Mr. and Mrs. R.F. Spencer, who live two miles north of town, lost their little child this morning. Its remains will be laid away in the Lone Star cemetery this afternoon. (The Rains County Leader, July 11, 1913)

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Rains County Leader
July 30, 1909
Point News
Mr. Mosley who lived north of town died Friday night and was buried at Lone Star Saturday evening.

Rains County Leader
June 8, 1909
Death at Point
A telephone message from Point Wednesday morning announced the death of Mr. W.T. Bevil, which occurred Tuesday night. He was about 69 years old and was engaged in the hotel business at that place. His remains were interred at the Lone Star cemetery Wednesday.

Rains County Leader
May 14, 1909
Point News
Mr. F.H. Peoples of this place died at his home Sunday evening at 1:30 a.m. He was the father of D.S. Peoples and Mrs. J.H. Foster of this place. Funeral services were held at the church conducted by Rev. Adams and assisted by Rev. Dement. Interment was made at the Lone Star Cemetery. He was a man who commanded the respect of all with whom he came in contact as a Christian gentleman and was loved and honored by all who knew him. We extend our sympathies to the bereaved ones.

Rains County Leader August 1, 1913
Dock Ivie Dead
Mr. D.C. Ivie, for a number of years a citizen of this county and for the past few years a citizen of Point, died suddenly at his home in Alba last Saturday night about 11 o’clock, after about three days illness with congestion of the stomach. The news of his death came as a great shock to his many friends here, as he was well known and stood high in the estimation of friends. He was nearly 37 years of age and leaves a wife and two sons. He was a brother to our townsman, W.L. Ivie, John Ivie of the Smyrna neighborhood, Mrs. John Waskum of the Prospect neighborhood and Mrs. Nancy Charles of Georgia. His remains were interred in the Lone Star cemetery near Point Sunday evening. The Leader offers sympathy to the bereaved family and relatives.

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Rains County Leader August 1, 1913
Point Citizen Dies

Grandpa Wilson, father of Robert Wilson, died at Point Monday and his remains were interred in the Lone Star cemetery. The Leader will contain a more extended notice later.
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February 14, 1913
Miss Ollie Burnside of Point died Saturday at 9 a.m. Her remains were interred in the Lone Star Cemetery. We offer our greatest sympathy to the bereaved family.

November 21, 1913
Another Veteran Answers Last Roll Call
S.N. Burnside, one of the leading citizens of our neighboring city, Point answered the last roll call of the Great ruler, Monday morning, death occurring at the home of his son, after only a few days of illness. Mr. Burnside was seventy-six years old, having been born in Alabama in 1837. He came to Texas in early life and settled in Navarro County and joined the Confederate army while a citizen of that county, where he served until General Lee surrendered, and walked the entire distance from Richmond to Texas at the close of the war, and he had a ripe experience in those trying days. Mr. Burnside had been a citizen of Point the past twenty-three years and was known to most of the older citizens of Rains County and was prominent in the ranks of the Democratic Party. He was a Christian gentleman and held membership with the Baptist church. His remains were interred in the Lone Star graveyard Tuesday evening in the presence of a large concourse of people, Rev. Thomas Dement conducting the funeral services. He leaves a wife and eight children, all of whom were present except two, Mrs. W.C. Potter of Tyler and Henry Burnside of Houston. The Leader offers condolence and sympathy to the bereaved family.
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November 5, 1915
Death of Old Settler
Samuel Bellah, one of the pioneer settlers of this section died at his home three miles southeast of Lone Oak, Texas on Wednesday morning, November 1, 1915, aged 68 years and 8 months, after an illness of sixteen days with pneumonia. Mr. Bellah was born in Wood county, Texas and when a child his parents moved to Rains county, settling near where the town of Point is now located. He lived to see the community in which he was reared rise from a prairie sparsely settled, over which roamed the herdsman live stock, to a town thickly populated with people. Deceased was one of the foremost citizens of his community and was ever alert to assist in the promotion of any movement for the good of humanity. A good neighbor, kind and loving husband and a true friend. He is survived by his aged wife, four daughters and two sons who have the deepest sympathy of a large circle of friends in their bereavement. Funeral services will be held today at the residence and burial in Lone Star Cemetery.

December 3, 1915
Sam Bellah Dead
Mr. Sam Bellah, one of the leading farmers and prominent citizens living in the vicinity of Point, died Wednesday morning about 9 o'clock. He had been in declining health for some time, recently developed a severe case of yellow jaundice, followed by pneumonia, which medical skill and good nursing of friends and family could not overcome. His remains were interred in the Lone Star Cemetery, Thursday afternoon, where a large concourse of relatives and friends paid their last respects. The Leader joins with friends in offering sympathy and condolences to the sadly bereaved wife and children. We hope to have a fuller notice of the life of this good man in our next issue.

Rains County Leader
August 16, 1918
Point News
Things of Interest You Know and Things You Don't Know Gathered by our Special Correspondent
The relatives and friends of Grandpa Cain Cooper were shocked to hear of his sudden death last Friday morning. Mr. Cooper had been in real bad health for some time but had been feeling very well and able to be around for sometime. He was at the breakfast table when he fell dead. Mr. Cooper was born in Missouri, September 4th, 1939. The family moved to Texas when he was eleven years old and he has lived the rest of his life in Texas. Mr. Cooper went through the Civil War without getting wounded but experienced some awful hardships. He was in General Ross' brigade. Mr. Cooper was the father of eight children of whom five are dead. The three that are living are Mr. Dee Cooper of Point, Mr. Fannin Cooper of Emory and Mr. Ben Cooper of Montana. Mr. Cooper had been a member of the Christian Church for forty five years and the people who had been intimately associated with him know that his everyday life has been lived in such a was as to be prepared for a visit from the angel of death and while we realize the fact that he can't come back to us, we know we can go to him and we are looking forward to that
time. When we can meet that husband and father again and where we can have one grand reunion without pain of knowing we'll have to part again. The funeral service was conducted by Bro. W.C. English and the remains were laid to rest in the Lone Star cemetery.

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October 15, 1920
Another Rains County Land Mark Gone
Mr. E.B. Davis Died at His Home Near Point Sunday Following an Accident
Mr. E.B. Davis died at his home near Point, Sunday evening about 3 o'clock, following and accident which occurred on the preceding Thursday. He had been to the lumber yard for a piece of lumbar to finish some improvements he was having made round his home and in some way the lumber slipped down and touched the horse, which kicked hitting Uncle Ben on the leg, badly shattering it. Medical attention was given him at once, his leg set and he seemed to be doing fairly well when he lapsed into unconsciousness from which he never recovered. "Uncle" Ben, as he was widely known, had lived near Point for many years, being a resident of the County at the time it was organized, coming here from Harrison County, where he was born in seventy-nine. He was a Confederate soldier having served in the War Between the States. Since coming to this county he had been engaged in the cattle business and farming, accumulating a considerable fortune, and the highest respect and good will of a host of friends and acquaintances who all knew him as "Uncle" Ben Davis. He was a Mason, and after services at the home by Rev. Thomas Dement, the Masons took charge and performed the rites of burial at the Lone Star Cemetery, about 4 o'clock Monday evening, the procession being nearly a mile long of those who would pay their last tribute to our fellow citizen. He is survived by his wife and nice children, four boys and five girls, all of whom were present at their father's bedside, namely: Mr. Vance Davis of Oklahoma; Guy Davis of Yantis; and C.P. and Buster Davis of Point; Mrs. Lillie Hale of Louisiana; Mrs. Paddie Howell of Hunt County; Mrs. Ora Prince of Point; Mrs. Myrtle Stewart of Quinlan; and Mrs. Carrie Fry of Lone Oak.

Uncle Ben Davis Dead
Mr. E.B. Davis (or Uncle Ben as he was called by his friends) died Sunday evening about 3:30 o'clock at his residence about one mile South of Point. His death was caused by an accident which happened last Thursday morning while driving his horse to an express wagon with a plank on it. The plank skidded forward and punched the horse and he began kicking and broke Uncle Ben's leg just below the knee. The Doctor set his limb and carried him home, but about 10 o'clock he went off in kind of a stupor or unconsciousness and never knew his folk or friends anymore. Services were held at the family residence Sunday evening and he was carried to the Lone Star Cemetery and there laid to rest on the presence of friends and relatives. Uncle Ben was a unique figure. He lived in Rains County nearly all his life and was
always in good spirits. He was in his eightieth year when he died. He leaves a wife and nine children to mourn his loss. The writer had learned to love Uncle Ben.---A Friend.

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November 5, 1920
Mrs. Burnside Dead
Mrs. S.N. Burnside died at the home of her son in Oklahoma Saturday and her remains were brought to Point Monday afternoon and buried beside her husband, who was buried in the Lone Star Cemetery about two miles north of Point. Mrs. Burnside lived in Point for many years and was well known to most of our readers, especially on the prairie. She was the mother of Leonard Burnside, former County Clerk of this county. Also, Averal Burnside, who was formerly a mail carrier at Point. She was in her younger days an active member of the Baptist church, and her former pastor, Rev. J.A. Roper of Lone Oak conducted the funeral service.

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March 18, 1921
Smyrna Dots
Mr. John Neal has been attending the bedside of his brother, Mr. Taylor Neal, of Flatts, who died Friday morning and was buried at Lone Star cemetery Saturday.

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July 29, 1921
C.L. Irwin Dead
Mr. C.L. Irwin who resided on a farm about five miles south of Point died last Wednesday July 20th, at about 8 o’clock. Mr. Irwin had been in bad health caused by stomach trouble, for nearly two years, and for the past three months had been confined to his bed. He was 54 years old, and was born in White County, Tennessee, but came to Texas while young and settled in Dallas county where he resided until about 14 years ago when he moved to Rains county and located in the Woosley community where he has made his home. Mr. Irwin was one of our County Highway Commissioners during the construction of the Culberson highway where he had faithfully served the people. He became affiliated with the Baptist church about four years ago, but had always lived a moral life and was held in high esteem by those who knew him. Mr. Irwin is survived by his 74 year old mother, who had made her home with him for the past year, three brothers and two sisters: Mark, R.L. and G.L. Irwin, Mrs. Maggie Harlan and Mrs. Alice Dunn, all of whom live in and near Point; his wife, four girls and one boy – Mrs. F.M. Dunn, Mrs. Bud White, and Ray, Maudie Lou and Bruce Irwin. Services were conducted at the home by Revs. English and Dement and his remains were interred in the Lone Star Cemetery Thursday evening about 4 o’clock. The Leader joins with the many friends in expressing heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved in the death of their loved one.

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Abbie Vice Dead
Mr. Abbie Vice of Lone Oak a well-known teacher in this county dropped dead in the school auditorium at Jacksonville about 5 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, according to the information received here. His remains were bought to Lone Oak Wednesday afternoon and his interment was held in the Lone Star cemetery Thursday. Mr. Vice taught school in Cody in the north part of the county and at Ginger and Alba, will be remember as energetic and enthusiastic worker and loyal to any cause he espoused. He was an athletic and was in charge of the athletics in a school in Jacksonville at the time of his death. Mr. Vice is survived by his wife, nee Miss Fay Freeze of the Sparks Chapel community, an aged mother and other relatives, who have the sympathy of friends in their sorrow.

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The Point News
Rains County Leader
July 17, 1925
A Pioneer Citizen Gone
R. Cain, well known all over Rains county, died at Dr. Joe Beckton hospital in Greenville last Thursday. He had only been sick three days with acute indigestion. Mr. Cain was born at Grandchain, Ill., September 11, 1863, Should he have lived until September, he would have been 72 years old. He came to Texas 47 years ago and 33 years ago came to Rains county and located one mile north of Point where he has lived ever since until his death. He was a consistent member of the Chrsitian church, a kind and loving husband and father and numbered his friends by the score. He leaves six children, all of whom are married but one, to mourn his loss. They were all present at the funeral, except the oldest son, Marshall. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. S.S. Frazier of Lone Oak and his remains laid to rest Friday in the Lone Star cemetery, where a large concourse of relatives and friends gathered to pay the last tribute of respect to one whom they had known to love and respect. The writer joins their host of friends in tendering to the bereaved ones sincere sympathy in their great affliction.

Rains County Leader
Jan 2, 1925
The Point News
Dies Tuesday
Charlie Fenter, son of W.D. Fenter died Tuesday morning at 8 o'clock at the home of his father, one mile north of Point. He had been sick for quite a while and his death was unexpected. We extend our sympathies to the grief stricken family. The funeral arrangements have not been announced at this date.
Funeral services for Charlie Fenter, 31 years old, who died Tuesday, was held at 10:30 Wednesday at his home, by Rev. W.B. English of Alba. Burial was had in the Lone Star cemetery. Charlie is survived by his father, W.D. Fenter; 6 brothers, Artemus, Will, Andrew, Frank, Sam and Ray; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Dovie Passons and Mrs. Alvin Stovers, all of Point.

Rains County Leader
March 20, 1925
Prominent Citizen Dies at Point Wednesday Night
Mr. A.J. Rabb, a prominent and long time citizen died at his home in Point at 11 o'clock Wednesday night, after a continued illness and his remains were laid to rest in the Lone Star cemetery two miles north of Point at 2:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The news of this good man's death reaches the Leader office too late for an extended writeup this week, but will try to have something more of the life of this prominent citizen in our next week's issue.

May 31, 1929
Fanning Cooper Passes Away Tuesday Afternoon
Mr. Fanning Cooper, a well-known and highly respected farmer of the Prospect community, died about 12:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Cooper had been in declining health for quite a while, but was thought to be improving until three or four weeks ago when he began to grow worse and continued to sink until the end. Mr. Cooper was about 58 years of age, and had lived in the Prospect neighborhood most of his life. He was a member of the Christian church and always stood for the betterment of his community and county. Funeral services were conducted at Prospect about 2:30 o’clock Wednesday with a large crowd of relatives and friends in attendance and interment in the Lone Star cemetery north of Point. He is survived by his wife and several children, who have the sympathy of all in their bereavements.
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August 9, 1929
J.A. Greer Dead
Mr. J.A. Greer of Mineral Wells, Texas, former citizen of Rains County, died Saturday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Weaver Kennemer, who resides one and one-half miles south of Emory. He had been in bad health for a number of years. He was here for a short visit with his daughter, Mr. Greer was an old citizen of Rains county, having been born at Quitman, Wood county, Texas, but was reared in and around Point, Texas. He was 67 years, 1 month and 13 days old at the time of his death. He was married to Miss Mayo Allred of Childress, Texas, formerly of Emory, Texas, February 26, 1890. To this union were born four children; two daughters survive him, namely: Mrs. Weaver Kennemer of Emory, Texas; Mrs. Clarence Luckett, Greenville, Texas, together with his companion and one sister, Mrs. Frank Cozart of Point, Texas. Mr. Greer was a consecrated Christian, being a member of the Methodist church at Post, Texas. He had been in Mineral Wells for the past six months for his health. Funeral services were held by Rev. Thomas Dement assisted by Rev. W.E. Graham of Greenville, at the Union Church at Point Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock, interment being held at Lone Star Cemetery.
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Infant Son Dies
Little Benjamin Andrew York, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben York, died on Saturday, March 11th. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J.L. Nolen at the Union Church at point, after which the interment was made in the Lone Star Cemetery.
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June 1, 1933
H. T. Beene Dead
H.T. Beene, the youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. R.S. Beene of Wattsville community passed from this life May 21, 1933, at Dr. Joe Becton's hospital in Greenville at the tender age of 16, years, 9 months and 24 days. Two summers ago the age of 14 years he united with the Baptist church of Donelton community. He was a very likable youth, always greeting every one with a smile and a cheerful word. He took part in all the community sports, especially baseball. His vacancy will never be filled on the baseball team. It is useless for us to ask the loved ones not to grieve, but we have consolation of knowing that he was prepared for a better place. He is out of his suffering pain and great sorrow of this earth. Sometimes, we may think God is unjust, but He always knows best and will never burden us with too heavy a load. H.T. was survived by ten brothers and sisters and four who preceded him in death. The body was brought from Stringers Funeral Home Monday. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at the family home conducted by Rev. Lee Bloodsworth of County Line community. The remains were laid to rest at the Lone Star cemetery at Point.
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December 15, 1933
Last rites for Mrs. Bishop held at Point
Point, Dec. 11,1933 - Final rites were observed here Saturday for Mrs. Sirth Elizabeth Bishop, 69, known Point woman who died at her home here after an illness of six months duration. The services were held at the Union Church conducted by the Rev. C.M. Martin of Emory, followed by burial in the Lone Star cemetery. Mrs. Bishop was born on July 20, 1864 in Alabama and October 27, 1887 was married to W.O. Bishop. Two years later the family moved to Lone Oak and later moved to Point. Since 1876 Mrs. Bishop had been a member of the Baptist Church and was a conscientious Christian. Surviving are her husband and nine children, Ernest Bishop of Durant, Okla.; Marvin Bishop of Tulsa, Okla.; Claude Bishop of Point; Spurgeon Bishop of Dallas; Claude Bishop of McCamey; Eulys Bishop of Carlton, Texas; Walter Bishop of McCamey; Mrs. Nettie Cole of Dallas and Mrs. Arbie Barkley of Point. A brother Alvin Barkley of Gray, N.M. and a sister, Mrs. Laura Stafford of Lone Oak, also survive.
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May 4, 1934
R.E. Harris Dies at Point
Point April 30 - Robert Edward Harris, commonly and affectionately known as "Uncle Ed," age 75, died here Monday afternoon at 4:45 o'clock. He was born at Marion, Williamson County, Ill. July 3, 1859 and came to Texas at the age of ten and settled with his parents, John L. and Henrietta Harris, in Rains County near where Point is now, located and lived all his life in this vicinity, where he was an honored and respected citizen with a host of friends and a rich, romantic experience of the pioneer days of Rains County. His acquaintance was very extensive and his friends held him in affectionate
esteem. He was unmarried and spent a large part of his life in the families of Samuel Bellah and Judge J. W. Humphreys and his brothers, Marsh Harris and Lum Harris in Point. His home since his brother Lum died a few years ago has been with his nephew Earnest Harris. Funeral services will be held at the Union Church in Point Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with Rev. George C. Hardy, pastor of the Methodist church here and W. B. English of Alba officiating. Burial will be in the Lone Star Cemetery at Point. Pallbearers will be Alex Humphrey, George Bellah, Grafton Bellah, Man Davis, Joe Cozart and Alex Trimble. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Mary Evette of Bryson, Texas, who arrived here Sunday and Mrs. Susie Beckman of Oklahoma.

Rains County Leader
July 10, 1953
In justice to the dead no less to the living, do I inscribe these few lines in memory of Clarence E. Abernathy, who passed from this life on June 13th, 1953 at Grand Saline, Texas, and was interred at Lone Star Cemetery beside his wife who preceded him in the year 1919. Clarence Abernathy was born at Montgomery, Ala., Aug. 14, 1870; married Maggie Porter in 1894; and from this union four chldren were born and all survive, namely: Mrs. Jack Cozart, and Bertie Abernathy of Point; Mrs. Homer Glover of Grand Saline, and Clarence Abernathy, Jr. of Corpus Christi, Texas. He came to Point in 1910 and soon after adopting this as his permanent home, he was united with the Baptist Church and so remained a consecrated and devout member until his going away. This writer had occasion to know the true and inware virtue of this man, for it was not so long after he came to the Point community that this narrator ahd the opportunity of having him serve as an employee for many years and a companio as long as his health permitted, and no one in all the varied place of employment that this writer has had occasion to employ, he can say without the fear of mis-stating that he was the most faithful, the most conscientious and interested employee who ever came his way to employ. Faithful in everything and in my absence I knew that as long as Clarence Abernathy was on hand, I had no fear, everything would be all right. He is here no more and in his transformation from this life to the immortal, this relator full well knows that the Creator of this universe and all mankind intended that man should earn their bread by the sweat of their brow, and Clarence Abernahty fulfilled that commandment. His flesh will return to dust in the Lone Star Cemetery, but his spirit is with the Creator who gave it.----A Friend.

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Rains County Leader
Dec 7, 1967
Jack Whittle was found dead at his home in Point at noon Tuesday when his daughter dropped by the house with a home-baked pie. Funeral services are pending with the Eubank Funeral Home. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Voos of Colorado, Mrs. Louise Hooten of Point, two sons, Paul Whittle of Point and Bill Whittle of Greenville.
Rains County Leader
Dec 14, 1967
Funeral services for R.C. (Jack) Whittle, 75-year-old retired blacksmith, were held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Point Union Church with Mr. Walter Knaff officiating, assisted by Mr. G.B. Bush. Burial was in Lone Star Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home. Pallbearers included Arthur Ivy, Bobbie Asbill, R.W. Warren, Roy Hugh Thompson, Arvil Pollard and Maurice Lide. Mr. Whittle died Tuesday at his home in Point. Survivors include two sons, Paul Whittle of Point and William Whittle of Greenville; two daughters, Mrs. Louise Hooten of Point and Mrs. Dorothy Voss of Denver, Colorado; one sister, Mrs. Mona Scott of Point, two brothers, Sam Whittle of Denton and G.B. Whittle of Madill, Okla.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Rains County Leader
Nov 11, 1976
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Services for Mary E. Lynch, 91, of Point were at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church in Point with the Rev. Tom Kennedy and Lester Regan officiating. Burial was in Lone Star Cemetery. Mrs. Lynch died Tuesday night in Sulphur Springs.
She was born October 31, 1885 in Hunt Co. to Bertrum Eliah Osborn and Mary Jane Moore. She was married October 9, 1902 to G.B. Lynch.
She is survived by a daughter, Maye Dee Smith of Point; two brothers, R.L. Osborn of Abilene and D.M. Osborn of Big Spring; and one grandchild, Kaye Smith of Point.
She was preceded in death by her husband, 2 brothers and a sister. LyBrand Funeral Home in Point had charge of arrangements.

Attend Lynch Funeral
Out-of-town relatives and friends attending the funeral of Mrs. Mary Lynch Thursday afternoon were Mr. and Mrs. D.M. Osborn and family from Big Spring; Cecil Lynch, Austin; Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Wilson, Mrs. Edward Trimble and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Standifer, Dallas; Homer Ballew, Farmersville; Mr. and M.rs Aaron Cooke, Diane Fletcher and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Majors, Emory; Mrs. Joe King, Greenville; Imozell Osborn Crouch, Fort Worth; Shirley Ezell and Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Osborn and baby of Garland

Rains County Leader
August 13, 1981
Funeral services for Mrs. Maye Dee Smith, 72, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Point United Methodist Church with Rev. Matt Idom officiating. Mrs. Smith was born August 15, 1908, the daughter of G.B. and Mary Osborn Lynch. She died Wednesday morning at her home in Point. Maye Dee Smith was a former Point business woman, a member of the Ladies Civic Club and she came from a family of singers, as her parents were among the singers of Rains County a few years ago. She is survived by one daughter, Anita Kay Smith of Dallas, and several nieces amonth them, Mrs. Derohn Cooke of Emory. BUrial was at Lone Star Cemetery with John Gardner, J.R. Williams, W.F. Mosely, Gilbert Cook, Charles Rhodes and Isaac Hass serving as pallbearers. LyBrand Funeral Home of Point was in charge of arrangements.

Cleo Pauline Hooten
1922 - 2001
Funeral services for Cleo Pauline Hooten, 78, of Point were held at 1:00 on Friday, February 23, at Point Church of Christ with Richard Kellam officiating. Burial followed at Lone Star Cemetery.
Mrs. Hooten died February 21 at Green Acres Nursing Home in Emory.
She was born in Rains County on August 10, 1922, to Wesley and Florence Roten Plummer Hooten. She was a seamstress and a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Tommy and Dorothy Plummer and Roger and Shirley Hooten; three grandchildren, Nathaniel and wife Pam Hooten, Brook Hooten, and Morgan Hooten.
Point Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth DeWayne Armstrong
1978 - 2001
Graveside services for Kenneth DeWayne Armstrong, 22, of Point were held Friday, July 6, at 10:00 a.m. in the Lone Star Cemetery with Rev. C.H. Pritchett officiating.
Mr. Armstrong was born September 8, 1978, in Fort Worth to Kenneth and Gail Armstrong.
Survivors include one son, Darrell Armstrong of Point; parents, Kenneth and Gail Armstrong of Point; grandparents, J.N. and Junell Blanton of Brashear and Norma Dean Armstrong of Point; four cousins, Amy Watson and Amber Sharp of Brashear, Ryan Armstrong and Shawn Armstrong of Tyler.
He was preceded in death by a grandfather, Doyle Armstrong.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Edna Gladney Foundation at 2300 Hemphill, Fort Worth, Texas 76110.
Point Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Rains County Leader
February 10, 2004
Eva “Biggie” Hatley
1916 - 2004
Funeral services for Eva “Biggie” Hatley of Point were held at the First Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 8, with Bro. Jay Sikes and Bro. Jim Boyte officiating. Burial was in Lone Star Cemetery. Pallbearers were Don Smith, Rodney Smith, Mark Smith, Rob Killingsworth, Rayford Briggs and Buster Rivers. Mrs. Hatley died Thursday, Feb. 5, in Greenville. She was born in Point on Oct. 10, 1916, to Manley Dawson and Mattie Knox Ivie. She married Lee Roy Hatley on Dec. 2, 1939, in Lone Oak. She was a member of Eastern Star, a homemaker, and a Baptist. She is survived by her children, Helen Stone and husband Jack of Emory, and Pat Hatley of San Diego, Calif.; sisters, (twin) Era (Lit) Hatley of Point, and Ima Borman of Dallas; grandchildren, Wesley Stone and wife Debbie of Emory, and Carol Scott and husband Ricky of Point; great-grandchildren, Tim and Shasta Stone of Tennessee, Kandi and Presley Sellers of Point, Sasha and Kenny Bush of Killeen, and Billy and Lexie Scott of Emory; great-great-grandchildren, Shelby, Sarah, Blake, Cheyanne, Alex, Katelyn, Jordyn, Micah, and Kagen; step-great-grandchildren, Priscilla Abrams and Ricky Scott, Jr.; step-great-great-grandchildren, D.J., Katelyn, Braden, Bailie, Lacey, Tiffany, Nicole and Kenny. She was preceded in death by her husband on July 14, 1981; and a brother on April 10, 2002. Arrangements were under the direction of Point Funeral Home.

Rains County Leader
Feb 24, 2004
Chester Thompson
1956 - 2004
Services for Chester Thompson, 47, of Point were held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel in Emory with Bro. Jimmy Jarrett officiating. Burial was in Lone Star Cemetery in Point. Pallbearers were Casey Roest, Tom Hooten, Jim Ed Moore, Todd Spencer, Mark Busby and Rusty Armstrong. Mr. Thompson died Monday, Feb. 16, at his residence. He was born in Greenville on July 6, 1956, to Roy Hugh and Juanita Monroe Thompson. He married Peggy Ridenour in Point on May 20, 1978. He was a truck driver and a member of First Baptist Church of Point. Survivors include his wife; his mother; daughters, Christy Lynn House and Charla Ann Cross, both of Point; brother, Benny Thompson of Point; grandchildren, Matthew and Kyle House and Ethan and Emily Cross, all of Point. He was preceded in death by his father; twin brother, Lester Thompson, in 2003; and one grandson, Taylor House, in 1997. Donations may be made to Austin Bank in Chester’s name.

Rains County Leader
March 9, 2004
Willie E. Adcock
1918 - 2004
Funeral services for Willie E. Adcock, age 85, of Point were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at First Baptist Church in Point with Dr. Cecil McLeod and Rev.Jay Sikes officiating. Interment followed at the Lone Star Cemetery in Point under the direction of Point Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Buster Rivers, Walter Mosely, Junior House, Dail Hooten, Leighton Hooten and Ted Hooten. Honorary pallbearers were Rayford Briggs, Dud Lankford, S.N. Hooks, Willie Williams, Phil Calasi, Gene Pope and David Frost Mr. Adcock passed away at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, at his residence. He was born on July 27, 1918, in Golden, the son of Andrew Jackson and Eva Mae McCollough Adcock. He attended school at Bright Star, Dixon and Lone Oak and graduated from Point High School. He married Neva Brown at Saltillo on November 19, 1945; she survives. Mr. Adcock was a retired fireman with L.T.V. Company in Greenville. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Point. He served in the United States Navy from August 12, 1938, until September 17, 1945. He received military training at San Diego, Calif. He was a Petty Officer First Class. During his time in the service he was involved in damage control, was a firefighter and an arch welder. He served in Japan and Russia. He participated in battles in the North Atlantic and the South Pacific Oceans. He received a Good Conduct Medal, a North Atlantic Campaign Medal for the sinking of enemy submarines. He served on the USS Tuscaloosa and the USS Miami. Other survivors include three sons, Gayle Adcock of Rockwall, Jack Adcock of Como and Melvin Adcock of Greenville; grandchildren, Andy Adcock, Kelley Villasenor, Jennifer Pearson, Eric Adcock; and great-grandchildren, Victoria Villasenor and Olivia Villasenor. He was preceded in death by one brother, Andrew J. Adcock. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Point Prayer Garden.

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April 27, 2004
Larry Wilkerson
1950 - 2004
Graveside service for Larry Wilkerson, age 53, of Garland were held Friday, April 23, at Lone Star Cemetery with Rev. Grady Dollar officiating. Mr. Wilkerson passed away at 6:50 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, at his residence. He was born on August 28, 1950, in Dallas, to Charles Allen and Truda Lambert Wilkerson. He married Vanessa Curry in Dallas on November 29, 1969; she survives. Mr. Wilkerson was a maintenance worker for a printing company. He was a member of the Baptist faith. He served in the United States Army. Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Denise Latham of Garland; two sons, Larry (Sonny), stationed in Iraq with the United States Army, and wife Stacey of Carrolton and Shawn and wife Lacey of Little Rock, Ark.; grandchildren, Addison, Abbey, Jr.; parents, Cayle and Truda Carson of Richardson; sisters, Linda Waide and husband, Robbie Ottwell of Carrolton; Carol McWhorter and husband Ronnie of Grandview; Dana Webber and husband Ken of Mabank; brother, Charles and wife Sherry Wilkerson of Point; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother, Howard Howington. Arrangements were under the direction of Point Funeral.

June 8, 2004
Earl Edward Jobe, Sr.
Funeral services for Earl Edward Jobe, Sr., 77, of Point were held at the First Baptist Church of Point on Sunday, June 6, at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. J.B. Harlin officiating. Mr. Jobe was buried in Lone Star Cemetery. Pallbearers were Danny Ray Fenter, Christopher Rhodes, Douglas Boyd, Chad Boyd, Chad Harmon, and Mike Elliott. He was born in Point to Elvin and Allie Mae Wheeless Jobe. He married Etta Irene Kirkman in Greenville on March 31, 1948. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was retired and a Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Irene Jobe of Point; a son, Earl Edward Jobe, Jr. of Point; daughters, Paulette Rhodes of Greenville and Shirley and husband Gary Boyd of Tupelo, Miss.; sisters, Mary Hendricks of Greenville and Jackie Crowe of Bay City; 14 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Mr. Jobe was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers.

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June 22, 2004
Carl Gene Klump, Sr.
Funeral services for Carl Gene Klump Sr., 37, of Point were held at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 20, with Rev. Robert Burns officiating. Burial was in Lone Star Cemetery. Pallbearers were Lynn Cason, David Cason, Justin Klump, Jerold Fritz, Chris Brown, Scott Gray, Mike Shidol, Trace Burchett and K. Bob White. Mr. Klump passed away Thursday, June 17, at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. He was born in Dallas to August E. and Carell Ann Roberts Klump. He married Catherine Fritz in Point on Sept. 14, 1988. He was a truck driver, retired, and a Baptist. He is survived by his father, August E. Klump of Emory; mother, Carell Ann Murphy of Point; son, Carl Gene Klump Jr., of Point; daughter, Christina Sharri Klump of Point; step-daughter, Crystal Fritz of Round Rock; stepson, Cody Fritz of Point; brothers, Jimmy Burchett of Point, Eddie Klump, III of Wichita Falls; sisters, Kanetha Burchett of Point, Jennifer Klump and Patricia Klump both of Ft. Worth, Swan Klump and Trula Klump Turnbow both of Galveston; stepbrothers, Ronnie Cason, Lynn Cason, and David Cason all of Point; stepsister, Mylinda Jones of Plano. He was preceded in death by his wife in 1993; grandparents, August and Effie Mae Klump and Gene and Mary Cranford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First National Bank of Emory to a “Special Account” for his children’s needs

Rains County Leader
June 15, 2004
Lady Bernice Rucker
1920-2004
Graveside services for Lady Bernice Rucker, 83, of Point, were held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 11, at Lone Star Cemetery with Rev. Martin Denison officiating. She died Wednesday, June 9, at Green Acres Nursing Home in Emory. She was born Nov. 25, 1920, in Peerless to Ought and Ida Beadles. She married Jim R. Rucker in Commerce on Dec. 28, 1943. She was a homemaker, a Baptist, and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She is survived by sons, Ben Rucker of Cumby, Jimmy Rucker of Farmersville, and Billy Edlin of Winnsboro; daughter, Sharon Laniece Rucker of Point; sister, Nettie Mae Creamer of Paris; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1996. Point Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Earl Edward Jobe, Jr.
1955-2004
Funeral services for Earl Edward Jobe Jr. of Point, were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, at Point Baptist Church with Rev. Jay Sikes officiating. Burial was in Lone Star Cemetery under the direction of Point Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Danny Fenter, Douglas Boyd, Johnny Jobe, Mike Elliott, Kyle Dickens, Chris Rhodes, Darrell Wigley, and Jonathon Jobe. Mr. Jobe died Friday, Oct. 1, at Sunny Springs Nursing Home in Sulphur Springs and was disabled at the time of his death. He was born in Dallas on October 3, 1955, to Earl Edward and Etta Irene Kirkman Jobe. He was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his mother, Etta Irene Jobe of Point; son, Clint Allen Jobe of Mesquite; sisters, Shirley Boyd and husband Gary of Tupelo, Miss., and Paulette Rhodes of Point; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father in June 2004.

August Edmond Klump II
1932 – 2004
Graveside services for August Edmond “Eddie” Klump II were held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 12, 2004, at Lone Star Cemetery in Point with Rev. Robert Burns officiating. Mr. Klump died October 10 at a local nursing home. He was born on October 11, 1932, to Effie Mae and August Edmond Klump Sr. He was affiliated with the Southern Baptist Church. He was a member of the National Electrical Contractor Association. He was a self-taught electrician and later became a licensed master electrician. He worked for Wade Electric in Dallas for 13 years and later owned several successful electrical companies. Mr. Klump served in the Korean War with the United States Navy reaching the rank of 2nd RD2, a radar operator, from 1952 to 1956. He served three tours with the Navy for the United Nations, in Korea and finally China. He was a devoted father to Clifford, August Edmond “Eddie” III, Jennifer, Patricia, Swan, Trula, Carl, Jimmie, and Kanetha; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Albert, and sons, Woodrow and Carl. Lynch Funeral Home of Greenville was in charge of arrangements. Donations in his memory may be made to Vista Care (hospice) at 2716 Lee Street, Ste. 100, Greenville, TX 75401.

Rains County Leader
Dec 7, 2004
Hoyt Burdett Parks
1933-2004
Graveside services for Hoyt Burdett Parks, 71, of Point were held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7, at Lone Star Cemetery in Point. He died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004, at Harris Methodist Hospital of Ft. Worth. He was born May 5, 1933, in Oklahoma to Haskell and Ruth Little Parks. He served in the U.S. Army, was a Bell Telephone worker, and was retired. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion and was a Seventh Day Adventist. He is survived by ex-wife, Betty Tidwell of Point; sister, Novella Leary of Mission Viejo, Calif. Point Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Georgia Mae House
1924-2004
Funeral services for Georgia Mae House, 80, of Point were held at Wilson-Orwosky Chapel, Monday, Dec. 27, at 2:00 p.m., with Rev. Charles Lee Plunkett officiating. Burial was in Lone Star Cemetery, Point, with Randy Phillips, Dale Phillips, David Phillips, Michael Phillips, Ronnie Plunkett, and Dean Plunkett serving as pallbearers. Mrs. House died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2004, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born in Floyd on Nov. 3, 1924, to Eddie Lee and Nellie Mae Ragsdale Plunkett. She married Clifford M. House on June 14, 1941, in Hunt County. She was a retired seamstress. She is survived by a daughter, Lois and husband James Phillips of Point; sister, Helen Jean Wallis of Winnsboro; brother, Edward Dean “Buddy” Plunkett of Perryville; grandsons, Randy and wife Dee Ann Phillips, Dale and wife Joy Phillips, David and wife La Rena Phillips, and Michael and wife Cathy Phillips, all of Lone Oak; and 11 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1983, and one sister. Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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March 15, 2005
Christine Sisk Ridenour
1924-2005
Funeral services for Christine Susan Sisk Ridenour, 80, of Point, were held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 15, at Wilson-Orwosky Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Jarrett officiating. Burial was in Lone Star Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jerry Doyle Busby, Matt Busby, Stephen Cross, Elliott Busby, Gary Busby and Doug House. Mrs. Ridenour passed away on Sat., March 12, at her home. She was born in Rains County on Sept. 10, 1924, to Bill Sisk and Maude Ivy. She married J.G. Busby, who preceded her in death in 1986. She later married Scott Samuel Ridenour. She was a mother and a homemaker and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. Survivors include children, Jerry and wife Charlotte Busby of Emory, Micheal and wife Stella Busby of Emory, Mark and wife Ruth Busby of Kernes, and Peggy Thompson of Point; sisters and brothers, Betty Lee Pennington of Lone Star, Nannie Jo McQueen of Emory, and Robert L. Sisk of Emory; grandchildren include Jerry, Debbie, Crystal, Elliott, Shannon, Matt, Michelle, Gary, Christy, and Charla; great-grandchildren, Josh, Cecily, Megan, Colton, Daycee, Sarah, Leah, Kenneth, Joseph, Katelyn, Matthew, Kyle, Ethan, Emily, Trent, and Jacob. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, W.J. Sisk, and Lynn Sisk; and son-in-law, Chester Thompson.

Rains County Leader
March 29, 2005
Francis Loyd York
1936-2005
Funeral services for Francis Loyd York, age 68, of Point were held at the Point Funeral Home Chapel, at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 23. Burial was in the Lone Star Cemetery in Point. Mr. York was born on May 2, 1936, in Point to Benjamin and Zera Tibitha Rhodes York. He was retired from the United States Navy and he also retired from working as a hospital maintenance personnel. He was a Baptist. Survivors include his brother, Joseph D. York; his sister, Nora Blanche Williams; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter; and one brother. Point Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Rains County Leader
May 17, 2005

Della Mae Green
1940-2005
Funeral services for Della Mae Green, age 64, of Lone Oak were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at the First Baptist Church of Point with Rev. Jay Sikes and Rev. Jim Boyte officiating. Burial was in the Lone Star Cemetery with Jacob Sikes, Jackie Oler, Jeff Davis, Michael Williams, Rodney Smith and Phil Casali serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were David Frost, S.N. Hooks, Rayford Briggs and Gene Pope. Della passed away Thursday, May 12, 2005, at her residence. She was born October 10, 1940, in Atlanta, Ga., to John Atwood and Cleo Dell Sturdivant. Della was a retired secretary for Holiday Apartments in East Point, Ga. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Point. Mrs. Green is survived by her daughter, Tommie Lyn Pitts of Douglasville, Ga; son, Richard Thomas Green of Williamson, Ga; brother, Bill Atwood of Williamson, Ga.; three sisters, Brenda Kenney of College Park, Ga.; Carol Glasscock of Anchorage, Ak., Ellen Williams of Lone Oak; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Howard Atwood and Johnny Atwood; three sisters, Patsy Hawkins, Mary Douglas and Martha Atwood; and granddaughter, Miranda Pitts. Point Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Rains County Leader
July 5, 2005 Martha “Mattie” Horton
1912-2005
Funeral services for Martha “Mattie” Horton of Rowlett were held at Woosley Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 2, with Bro. Wayne Kolondo officiating. Burial was in Lone Star Cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons, Terry Don Roberts, Ronnie Roberts, Jeff Roberts, David Horton, Travis Horton, Matthew Horton and Jonathan Horton. Mrs. Horton died Wednesday, June 29, 2005, at Rowlett. She was born in Point on June 3, 1912, to James Thomas Little and Lela Reding. She married Douglas Horton on August 3, 1933, in Rains County. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She is survived by her children, Louise Roberts and husband B.J. and Jackie Horton and wife Patti, all of Mesquite; a brother, Hugh T. Little of Point; sisters, Mildred Weeks of Sulphur Springs, and Viola Dodson of Point; daughter-in-law, Clara Horton of Mesquite; 10 grandchildren, Terry Don Roberts, Ronnie Roberts, Jeff Roberts, David Horton, Travis Horton, Matthew Horton, Jonathan Horton, Doy Roberts, Sherry Langford, and Rhonda Bailey. She was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Horton, on May 9, 1972; son, James Horton, on Feb. 12, 1995; mother, Lela Little, in August of 1969; and father, Thomas Little.

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