GARDNER,ALBERT JAMES b:03/18/1921 d:11/30/1987 VETERAN WWII
GARDNER,ALMA A. b:12/08/1894 d:11/13/1960
GARDNER, A. A.
A.A.Gardner,65,a resident of Odessa,died at 7p.m.Sunday in the Medical
Center Hospital in Odessa,where he was hospitalized after suffering a
stroke Nov.8. Born Dec.8,1894 in Purdon,he was married to the former
EMMA ATKINSON of Comanche in 1910. Then the couple came to Woodson
where they farmed for 42 years. They moved to Odessa five years ago
after Mr.Gardner retired. He was a member of the Church of Christ of
Woodson.Funeral was to be held at the Woodson Church of Christ Tuesday
at 2p.m.,with George Sullivan minister,officiating. Burial will be at
Woodson Cemetery under direction of Melton Funeral Home of
Breckenridge. Survivors are his wife;one daughter,Mrs.NITA HURFORD of
Woodson;two sons,ALBERT J.of Odessa and DOUGLAS A.of Hobbs,N.M.;two
brothers,A.E.(a twin of Mr.Gardner's)of Littlefield and J.M.of Deming,
N.M.;two sisters,Mrs.JULIA WOODS of Throckmorton and Mrs.PINEY STONE
of Terrill;13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
GARDNER,EMMA C. b:08/18/1892 d:10/12/1978
GARDNER,LILLIAN ROBERT b:03/20/1927 d:10/24/2001
GARNER,SUSAN RUTH b:10/02/1900 d:06/06/1989
Ruth Garner,88,died Tuesday,June 6,1989,at Villa Haven Nursing Home.
Services were at 2:30p.m.Thursday at Melton Funeral Home Chapel of
Memories with Jeff Childers,pastor of Jeanette Street Church of Christ
officiating.Burial was in Woodson Cemetery,directed by Melton Funeral
Home. Born Oct.2,1900,in Comanche County,she moved to Breckenridge in
1966 from Crosbyton. She was a domestic worker and a member of the
Woodson Church of Christ. Survivors include three sisters,GRACE WALKER
of Woodson,ANNIE TUCKER of Chandler,Ariz.,and EDITH RICHARDSON of
Dimmitt;two brothers,HOUSTON GARNER of Monahans and BILL GARNER of
Bakersville,Calif,;and nieces and nephews.Pallbearers were ROYCE BEENE,
STANLEY BEENE,TRACY ELLISTON,WALTER TIMMONS,BOLEY COTTON,ROY BURL
OLIVER AND CARLTON SULLIVAN.
GAULT,SARAH JANE DICKIE b:01/06/1922 d:03/15/1994
GEIGER,BETH DICKIE b:01/06/1922 d:05/30/1990 VETERAN WWII
GEIGER, Beth Dickie
Beth Dickie Geiger,68,of Abilene,died Wednesday,May 30,1990,at
Hendrick Medical Center.Funeral services were held at 2p.m.Friday,June
1,1990,at the First Christian Church in Woodson with the Rev.Billy
McCauley officiating.Burial was in the Woodson Cemetery under the
direction of Melton Funeral Home.She was born January 6,1922,in
Woodson. She moved to Abilene in 1954 from Woodson. She was an
operation supervisor for the Social Security office in Abilene.She was
a member of the Woodson United Methodist Church and was in the Womens
Army Corps during World War II.She is survived by one dauther and
son-in-law,NANCY GEIGER and MICHAEL HUSLAGE of Raleigh,North Carolina;
one sister,LYNN D.EDWARDS of Irving;two brothers,GEORGE DICKIE,JR.,and
WINSTON DICKIE,both of Woodson;two grandsons,AARON and KIRK HUSLAGE of
Raleigh,North Carolina.Pallbearers were DICKIE GRAY,MIKE EDWARDS,JIM
LINTNER,EDDIE DICKIE,MIKE DICKIE,CHRIS DICKIE and BUB BACHMAN.
Memorials may be made to a favorite charity and may be left at Melton
GILBERT,JOHN SCOTT b:00/00/1878 d:00/00/1948
GILBERT,LAURA E.COFFEMAN b:00/00/1883 d:00/00/1968
GILBERT,RUBY NELL b:11/26/1913 d:12/15/1925
GILBREATH,ALICE M. b:07/23/1928 d:01/23/1999
Alice Gilbreath,70,a former Woodson resident,died Saturday,January 23,
1999,at a San Antonio hospital.Funeral services were at 4p.m.Tuesday
at the First Baptist Church in Woodson with The Reverend Jimmy Stiles
officiating.Burial was in the Woodson Cemetery,directed by Melton
Funeral Home. Mrs.Gilbreath was born on July 23,1928 in Lusk. She
married SID GILBREATH in May 1948 in Breckenridge. He preceded her in
death on July 22,1980. She moved to Seguin in 1995 from Woodson. She
had owned a drug store in Woodson and had worked as a police
dispatcher in Throckmorton. She was a member of the First Baptist
Church in Woodson and had been the secretary for the Woodson Volunteer
Fire Department. She is survived by two daughters,SHARON LEAH
GILBREATH of Seguin and DEBORAH SUE WILLIS of San Marcos;one sister,
REBA JONES of Woodson;two grandsons,CHRISTOPHER MATTHEW GILBREATH and
CORY WAYNE WILLIS. Pallbearers were BOBBY MATHIEWS,JERRY JONES,DENNIS
PEACOCK,LESLIE STONE,JOHNNY STOKER and MARK BLEVINS.
GILBREATH,CORA M. b:00/00/1870 d:00/00/1949
GILBREATH,LLOYD ERVIN b:01/16/1889 d:12/12/1975
GILBREATH,LOYD A. b:05/29/1898 d:11/13/1965 TX.TEC 5
note:Army headstone ARMORED FORCE
GILBREATH,MAX EARL b:06/23/1924 d:01/01/1965 VETERAN WWII
GILBREATH,SIDNEY EDWARD b:01/02/1928 d:07/22/1980
GILES,BEAURIE PARRISH ASKEW b:06/28/1912 d:01/13/1986
Beaurie Parrish Giles of Bonham,formerly of Woodson,died Monday at the
Christian Hospital in Paris,following a lengthy illness.Services were
at 9a.m.Wednesday with Dr.Charles Wade,minister of First Baptist
Church in Arlington officiating under the direction of Cooper Sorrells
Funeral Home in Bonham. Graveside services were at 4p.m.Wednesday at
the Woodson Cemetery in Woodson. Born June 28,1912 to ROBERT BENJAMIN
ASKEW and PARRISH LITTLE ASKEW,she married VERNON WADE GILES Aug.28,
1957 in Roswell,N.M. She was a housewife and a member of a Baptist
Church. Survivors include VERNON of the home;one son,TOM BEASLEY of
Arlington;one daughter,GLENNA PITTS of Bonham;three sisters,Mrs.TID
EDMONDSON of Bonham,Mrs.TOMMIE MCNATT of Cardell,Okla.,and Mrs.CHARLIE
LEE SANDERS of Abilene;two brothers,BILL ASKEW of Abilene and TURNER
ASKEW of Bonham;five grandchildren;and several nieces and nephews.
GODWIN,ETHEL F. b:05/20/1910 d:03/20/1962
GODWIN,WILLIAM W. b:06/22/1902 d:02/22/1975
GOOD,ABBIE b:06/17/1891 d:08/30/1983
GOOD,CHESTER DARRELL b:04/25/1918 d:11/03/2001
GOOD, Chester Darrell
Chester Darrell Good,of Woodson,died Saturday,Nov.3,2001,in Stephens
Memorial Hospital in Breckenridge,at the age of 83 years,6 months and
nine days. Funeral services were held at 2p.m.Monday,Nov.5,at
Melton-Kitchens Funeral Chapel in Breckenridge,with Bro.Merv
Buffington,Bro.Dee Tate and Bro.J.F.Lilly officiating,under the
direction of Merriman-Archer Funeral Home of Throckmorton. Darrell
was born April 25,1918,in Carrollton,to JOHN HENRY and ABBIE(VANN)GOOD.
His father owned and operated the Ice Plant in Woodson.He was assisted
by his sons,D.E.and DARRELL. He worked hard and long hours to keep the
plant running and to make deliveries to Woodson and rural areas. He
attended school in Woodson and Breckenridge.He graduated from
Breckenridge High School in 1937. DARRELL and DOVIE BLUDWORTH were
married on March 25,1939 in Breckenridge. He worked for Humble
(later named Exxon)Oil Company for 29 years. He was a First Class
Maintenance employee for Humble before retiring in July,1980. Darrell
and Dovie moved to Woodson from Perryton in 1980. He was a member of
the Church of Christ for 45 years. He was a member of the Eastside
Church of Christ in Woodson. Mr.Good is survived by his wife,DOVIE
GOOD of Woodson;one daughter,ELWANNA and her husband JERRY HEFLIN of
Midland;one son,RONNIE GOOD and his wife JOAN of Edmond,Okla.;a sister,
THELMA LANCASTER of Austin;six grandchildren and 13
great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents;two
sisters,LOIS ELLIS in 1993 and ROSETTA LITTLE in 1940;and a brother,
GOOD,DON EZRA b:12/12/1909 d:02/09/2000 VETERAN WWII
GOOD, Don Ezra
Don Ezra Good,90,a former Woodson resident,died Thursday,February 9,
2000,in College Station. Funeral services will be at 2p.m.Saturday,
February 12,at the Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home Chapel of Memories
with Dee Tate officiating.Burial will be in Woodson Cemetery directed
by Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home. Mr.Good was born on December 12,1909
in Carrollton. He was the son of the late Mr.and Mrs.JOHN H.GOOD.
He moved to Woodson in 1931,being associated with his father in the
ice buisness for several years.He married MAURINE FOSTER in Woodson on
June 3,1933.He later owned and operated Good Food Mart in Woodson from
1949 until 1976. He and his wife moved to College Station in 1983. He
received his education in Carrollton and Lockney and attended Texas
A&M University. He served in the U.S.Army from 1941 until 1945,part of
that time in the European Theatre. He is survived by his wife,MAURINE
GOOD of College Station;two children,BARRY GOOD and TANA MCCOY of
College Station;and DONNA and MARSHALL SEYMOUR of Anderson;one brother,
DARRELL GOOD and his wife DOVIE of Woodson;one sister,THELMA LANCASTER
of Austin;five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be C.C.BAKER,JR.,KEITH BOYD,CHRIS CARVELLI,LARRY
ELLIS,LYNDON FOSTER,RONNIE GOOD,GARY HARGRAVES,DEWAYNE LANCASTER and
MARSHALL SEYMOUR. Honorary pallbearers will be TRACY ELLISTON,BOBBY
MATHIEWS,J.C.MATHIEWS and JIMMY OVERCASH.
GOOD,DON EZRA,JR. b:00/00/1940 d:00/00/1940
GOOD,JOHN HENRY b:03/09/1886 d:10/30/1976
GOOD,SANDRA JANICE b:00/00/1938 d:00/00/1938
GOSS,RONNIE RON b:00/00/1949 d:00/00/1988
GOWEN,BENNIE FRY b:00/00/0000 d:00/00/0000
GOWEN,DOROTHY b:00/00/0000 d:00/00/0000
GREGORY,BILLIE INMAN b:00/00/1940 d:00/00/1940
GRIBBLE,O.W."DOC" b:05/28/1900 d:11/06/1980
GRIBBLE, O. W.
O.W.(Doc) Gribble,80,of Woodson died at 7:45p.m.Thursday in West Texas
Medical Center in Abilene. Funeral services were at 2p.m. Sunday in
Woodson First Baptist Church with the Rev.Steve Melton,pastor,
officiating.Burial was in Woodson Cemetery under the direction of
Melton Funeral Home. Mr.Gribble was born May 28,1900,in Shinnston,West
Va. He moved to Woodson in 1927 from West Virginia. He married MYRTLE
MALEY Oct.7,1933 in Woodson. He owned and operated Woodson Hardware.
He had also worked in the oilfields when he was a young man.He retired
in 1972. He is survived by his wife of Woodson;four nieces,three
nephews;several great-nieces and nephews and several great-great
nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were WALTER TIMMONS,BILL SANDERS,JAMES
ELLISTON,JERRY HORRY,MARVIN BELLAH and HENRY JONES.
GRIBBLE,ROSA MYRTLE b:02/23/1904 d:07/05/1989
Myrtle Gribble,85,died Wednesday,July 5,1989,at Lake Country Manor
Nursing Home. Services will be at 10:30a.m.today,Sat.at Melton Funeral
Home Chapel of Memories with the Rev.Randy Cook officiating. Burial
will be in Woodson Cemetery directed by Melton Funeral HOme.Born Feb.
23,1904,in Woodson,she married DOC GRIBBLE Oct.7,1933 in Woodson. He
died Nov.6,1980.She was a lifetime resident of Woodson,a homemaker and
a Baptist. She was a member of the Woodson Homemakers Club and the
Titus Quilting Club.Survivors include two nieces,MAXINE RAMSEY of Fort
Worth and JO EMMA DICKIE of Woodson;two nephews,CLIFF MALEY of Woodson
and BARTON MALEY of Fort Worth. Pallbearers will be HENRY JONES,GREG
MALEY,ZANE LATHAM,WALTER TIMMONS,CHRIS DICKIE,and TRACY ELLISTON.
Memorials may be made to the Throckmorton Cancer Society or the
Woodson Cemetery Association and may be left at Melton Funeral Home.
GUILLE,J.A.JR. b:01/23/1925 d:08/18/1943
HAILEY,JEWEL BUSH b:06/07/1909 d:07/18/1989
HAILEY,JOHN CHARLES b:04/17/1933 d:02/07/1956
HAILEY,NEWMAN RUSSELL b:08/17/1904 d:06/12/1971
HALBERT,ALMA b:03/14/1891 d:10/19/1962
HALBERT,J.MONROE b:10/03/1888 d:05/09/1948
HALBERT,JAMES ARLON b:12/26/1918 d:12/26/1918
HALBERT,WILLIAM B. b:11/14/1919 d:09/05/1955 VETERAN WWII
HALL,BABY b:03/31/1915 d:05/11/1915
HALL,EARL b:12/07/1876 d:10/31/1952
HALL,MARY BROWN b:05/18/1876 d:03/26/1968
HALL,VIRGIL J. b:00/00/1898 d:00/00/1976 VETERAN WWII
HALLER,ALBERT AUGUST "A.A." b:01/20/1880 d:02/23/1959
HALLER,ELIZABETH b:12/28/1883 d:07/21/1962
HALLER,JUANITA LOUISE b:06/02/1919 d:08/31/1927
HALLER,MRS.M.E. b:09/01/1879 d:11/12/1938
HAM,ELIZABETH b:10/24/1858 d:10/06/1927
HAM,JOE b:07/20/1878 d:01/31/1944
HAM,MISS NETTIE b:11/29/1891 d:08/03/1971
HAM,MURRAY F. b:11/03/1851 d:03/11/1940
HAMILTON,EBER A. b:00/00/1860 d:00/00/1944
HAMILTON MARY L. b:00/00/1861 d:00/00/1939
HARLING,MATTIE E.ALLISON b:05/28/1877 d:11/27/1964
HARLING,PIERCE B. b:10/22/1872 d:02/16/1957
HARRIS,FLODELL b:06/22/1909 d:09/06/1956
HARRIS,JOE b:00/00/1880 d:00/00/1946
HARRIS,JOE LEO b:01/12/1903 d:10/26/1980
HARRIS,MAGGIE b:00/00/1883 d:00/00/1965
HARRIS,TREVA JOYCE b:00/00/1928 d:00/00/1941
HARVEY,BESSIE L. WALKER b:03/31/1907 d:03/31/1988
HARVEY, Bessie L.
Bessie L.Harvey, 81,of Woodson,died at 12:45a.m.Friday at Villa Haven
Nursing Home. Services were at 2p.m.Friday at Melton Funeral Home
Chapel of Memories with Jim Cox,minister of Elliott Street Church of
Christ officiating. Burial was in Woodson Cemetery directed by Melton
Funeral Home.Born March 31,1907 in Comanche County,she married WILLIAM
M.HARVEY June 29,1928,in Woodson.She was a Woodson resident most of
her life. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ in
Woodson.Survivors include her husband of Woodson;one son,MANUEL HARVEY
of Corpus Christi;two sisters,BONNIE MITCHELL and VELMA MIXON both of
Breckenridge;two brothers,HORTON WALKER of Roswell,N.M. and GAYLE
WALKER of Breckenridge;three grandchildren and five
great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were ALVIN WOODWARD,ROYCE BEENE,BLUE
BELLAH,EDDIE PUGH,MONROE PUGH,and STANLEY BEENE.
HARVEY,WILLIAM M. b:11/17/1906 d:02/04/1993
HARVEY, W. M."SON"
W.M. "Son" Harvey,age 86,of Woodson,died Thursday,February 4,1993,at
Stephens Memorial Hospital.Funeral services will be at 10a.m.Saturday,
February 6,1993,at the Melton Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with
Darell Martin officiating.Burial was in the Woodson Cemetery under the
Direction of Melton Funeral Home. He was born on November 17,1906 in
Stephens Co.Texas.He married BESSIE WALKER on June 28,1928 in Woodson.
He had lived in Woodson most of his life. He was a self-employed
carpenter and a member of the Woodson Church of Christ.He is survived
by one son,MANUEL HARVEY of Corpus Christi;three sisters,RUBY FORE of
Aransas Pass,IMA WHITE and VEDA DOAN,both of Breckenridge;two brothers,
J.F.HARVEY,JR.,of Woodson and CHARLIE HARVEY of Ingleside;three
grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were EDDIE
HARVEY,PAUL HARVEY,BLUE BELLAH,MONROE PUGH,EDDIE PUGH and JERRY B.
HATCHER,DELLA b:12/25/1896 d:01/03/1942
HATCHER,WILLIAM S. b:04/03/1877 d:no date
HENDRICKSON,DERAL N.SR. b:12/21/1934 d:12/27/1998 U.S.NAVY
HERRINGTON,J.B. b:05/08/1915 d:10/03/2002
HERRINGTON, J. B.
J.B.Herrington,87,of Woodson,died Thursday,Oct.3,2002,at Graham
Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 2p.m.Saturday at
First Baptist Church in Woodson,with the Rev.Jody Sanders officiating.
Burial will be in the Woodson Cemetery directed by Melton-Kitchens
Funeral Home.He was born May 8,1915 in Lacasa. He married WILMA
MORRISON Sept.18,1935 in Throckmorton. He was a pumper and a farmer,
having lived on the farm just out of Woodson since April 1922. He was
a member of First Baptist Church in Woodson. Mr.Herrington is survived
by his wife,WILMA HERRINGTON of Woodson;one daughter,JEAN EMMERT of
Mandeville,La.;one son,KEN HERRINGTON of Graham;four grandchildren;
four great-grandchildren;and two step great-grandchildren. He was
preceded in death by his parents,one brother,and three sisters.
Memorials may be made to the Woodson Cemetery Assn.,and may be left at
Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home.
HIBBITTS,SUSIE M. GILBREATH b:11/14/1901 d:05/08/1990
HIBBITTS, Susie Mary Gilbreath
Susie M.Gilbreath Hibbitts,88,died May 8,at Throckmorton Nursing
Center,following a lengthy illness. Funeral services were held May 10,
at 2p.m. at the Woodson Baptist Church,with the Rev.Ricky Mitchell,
pastor,and the Rev.Charles West of Breckenridge officiating. Burial
was in Woodson Cemetery under direction of Merriman Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were WELDON LEONARD,ALVIN WOODWARD,L.B.BELLAH,JOE ED
THOMPSON,DONALD LATHAM and G.J.PEACOCK. Mrs.Hibbitts was born November
14,1901 in Whon,Coleman County,to HENRY HUSTON and DINA JEANETTE
RAMSEY. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church,
Woodson. She had lived in Throckmorton County since 1937. She married
EARL E.GILBREATH in 1921 and he preceded her in death in 1936.She
married OTIS HIBBITTS,SR.,in 1941 in Throckmorton County. He died in
1962. She was also preceded in death by two sons,SIDNEY E.GILBREATH
and MAX EARL GILBREATH. Survivors include two sons,BOYD GILBREATH of
Albany and OTIS HIBBITTS,JR.,of Woodson;six sisters,DELLA GILMORE of
Kerrville,MATTIE FAY HAWK of Denton,ANNIE MCGEE of Renner,IRENE TRUELL
of Santa Anna,DAISEY SPENCE of Richardson and CONNIE BYRNE of Farmers
Branch;a daughter-in-law,ALICE GILBREATH of Woodson;ten grandchildren
and seven great-grandchildren.
HIBBITTS,WILKIE C. b:10/12/1999 d:10/12/1999
HIBBITTS, Wilkie Cleavern
Wilkie Cleavern Hibbits,infant son of BRUCE and CHRISTY HIBBITTS of
Woodson,Texas died Tuesday,October 12,1999 in Graham General Hospital.
Graveside services were held Friday,October 15,1999 at 4p.m.in the
Woodson Cemetery in Woodson,Texas with the Rev.Joel Sanders
officiating and under the direction of Merriman-Archer Funeral Home
of Throckmorton,Texas. He was born October 12,1999 in Graham General
Hospital.Survivors include his parents,BRUCE and CHRISTY HIBBITTS of
Woodson;a brother,COLTON HIBBITTS of Woodson;maternal grandparents,
BILL and PAM DAY of Woodson;paternal grandparents,OTIS and DELORA
HIBBITTS of Woodson;maternal great-grandmothers,LOUISE ROBERTS of
Woodson,and MARY PRESTON of Fort Worth;aunts and uncles.
HICKS,GENARTY B. b:09/13/1896 d:06/17/1909
HICKS,S.C. b:03/24/1852 d:03/13/1910
HIGHT,AVA KAY b:09/03/1953 d:00/00/1987
HIGHT, Ava Kay
Ava Kay Hight,33,died at 9:30a.m.,Friday at Hendrick Medical Center in
Abilene. Services were at 3p.m.Sunday at Melton Funeral Home Chapel of
Memories with the Rev.Johnny Griffith,pastor of the Peoples Church,
officiating. Burial was in the Woodson Cemetery directed by Melton
Funeral Home. Born AVA KAY ROBERTS,Sept.3,1953,in Gorman,she married
TERRY HIGHT,Aug.30,1968 in Breckenridge. She was a waitress and a
Baptist. Survivors include her husband of the home;two daughters,TERRI
RENEE'HIGHT and PAULA GAIL HIGHT,both of Breckenridge;one son,CHARLES
ALEXANDER HIGHT of Breckenridge;three sisters,SHEILA MAE BOLAND and
ELRAY DAVIS OF BRECKENRIDGE and NITA FAYE GERRARD of North Carolina;
two brothers,JOE FRANK ROBERTS of Alpine and GARY WAYNE ROBERTS of
Colmesneil and her mother,PAULINE ROBERTS of Breckenridge. Pallbearers
were LARRY MINKS,JAMES ATKINSON,JOHNNY WATSON,C.C.STOKER,JIM OVERCASH
and TRACY ELLISTON.
HILL,JOHN CHARLES b:03/13/1913 d:10/21/1982
HOLLOWAY,ELIZABETH b:12/24/1874 d:05/01/1950
HOLMES,JAMES JOSEPH "JOE" b:00/00/1902 d:02/11/1925 VETERAN WWI
note: Army headstone
son of W.D.and EUGENIA ELIZABETH GARNER HOLMES
HOLTON,SUSAN LILIAN JONES b:00/00/1875 d:00/00/1965
HOOTEN,MAUDE MAY b:04/23/1904 d:08/19/1998
HOOTEN, Maude Latham
Maude Latham Hooten,eldest child of a third generation Texas farm
family,died August 19,1998 at 94 years of age from complications of
Alzheimers.Funeral sevice will be held at 10:00a.m.,Tuesday,Aug.25,at
the Jeannette Street Church of Christ in Breckenridge with Monroe
Teague and Lyndon Latham officiating. Burial will be in the Woodson
Cemetery under the direction of Melton Funeral Home.Born at home April
23,1904 in Hurst Springs,Coryell County,Texas to TOM(TJ)and LULA
BRADY LATHAM,she was the first born of nine children. Texas was her
lifelong residence. In 1907 her family traveled by covered wagon to
Throckmorton County. Maude remembered the always-lit latern swinging
back and forth,night and day,in the top of the wagon to keep her baby
brother,J.D.warm. Maude waited to start first grade until her one year
younger sister,VELMA,could go too. Since their father wanted his
children to be near,he dedicated part of his land for school use. It
was called Master/Pleasant Hill School and initially had one teacher
for all grades. Her father was a "pretty firm" man.Maude's mother was
of Irish heritage and a lot more relaxed. "Mama" was a contented
full-time homemaker raising eight children,(and at times raising
grandchildren)and always a hard-working farm wife her entire life.
Maude remembered being baptized,with VELMA,in a large stock tank,when
she was about 12. She rode in her first car at the age of 10.As young
adults,she and VELMA were sent to Gunter Bible College(North of
Ft.Worth),where they boarded. There she met another student RICHARD
HOOTEN,and married him in 1924. He needed and accepted a teaching
position in a rural school and,as a new bride,she was expected to
follow him,and she did,but as a subordinate teacher at lower pay. When
her marriage became unworkable,she took full responsibility for her
two pre-teen children,borrowed tuition from her parents and returned
to Texas Tech to complete her Bachelor's degree in Home Economics
Education and later earned a Master's degree from Texas Woman's
University with a major in Clothing & Textiles. For over thirty-five
years,she was an active teacher in primary education and later was a
teacher of adult students. She taught the classes that women really
wanted,which made for a diverse class schedule and sometimes
necessitated her learning "just ahead of or at the same time as" her
students. She was a very loving woman,not in the physical sense,but in
the caring sense. Her family was the center of her life,and she did
well by them.They and her church always came before business. A
constant participant in the Church of Christ,she greatly enjoyed
singing the hymns with a strong,warm rich voice. She was responsible,
tenacious,intelligent,and enormously energetic despite the ravages of
Alzheimers.She is survived by her daughter,EXA FAY HOOTEN of Abilene;
her son,ALTON R.HOOTEN and wife MARGARET of Portland,Oregon;two
sisters,Mrs.SYBIL WOODWARD,of Breckenridge and Mrs.NELDA DUKES of
Allison;five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorials may
be made to donor's favorite charity and may be left at Melton's
HORTMAN,SARAH MARGARET b:00/00/1889 d:00/00/1940
HORTON,ADA ODESSA b:02/28/1905 d:11/19/1977
HORTON,ARDENA BIGGS b:07/05/1875 d:11/16/1952
HORTON,D.B. b:00/00/1866 d:00/00/1940
HORTON,ED b:01/28/1880 d:02/27/1960
HORTON,H.H. b:09/17/1851 d:12/04/1934
HORTON,HARRY H. b:03/23/1904 d:10/12/1970
HORTON, Harry H.
Graveside services were held Wednesday afternoon for Harry H.Horton,64,
Wichita Falls,in Woodson. Rev.Henry Sallery,pastor of First United
Methodist Church of Woodson,officiated. Horton was born March 23,1904,
in Hunt County,Tex.,and retired in 1969 as assistant manager after 28
years with the Wichita Falls Production Credit Association. He was
associated for 18 years with the Woodson State Bank. Horton came to
Wichita Falls in 1941. He died Monday. Survivors include his wife,
ODESSA;two sons,DEWEY G. of Wichita Falls and CHARLES R.of Miami,Fla.;
his mother,Mrs.OLLIE HORTON of Woodson;a brother,CONNER OF wynnewood,
Okla.;an uncle,Z.T.PILGREEN of Woodson,Tex.;and three grandchildren.
HORTON,JOHN T. b:02/22/1886 d:12/10/1917
HORTON,MARY NIX b:00/00/1896 d:00/00/1947
HORTON,OLLIE G.CORDELIA b:04/05/1885 d:06/14/1972
Mrs.Ollie Cordelia Horton,of Woodson,died at the age of 87,at the
Crestview Nursing Home June 14,1972 at 7:30a.m. She was born,April 5,
1885 in Paris,Arkansas to Mr.and Mrs.ZERRELL PILGREEN. She married SOL
A.HORTON,May 11,1904 in White Rock,Texas and moved to Throckmorton
about 1906.Her husband preceded her in death in 1959. Funeral services
were in Woodson Methodist,where she was a member,Thursday,June 15th at
3:00p.m.with Rev.James Merrell officiating. Interment was in Woodson
Cemetery. Survivors include one son,CONNER HORTON;one brother,Z.P.
PILGREEN;four grandsons,six great-grandchildren.
HORTON,ORA REEVES b:04/17/1883 d:11/09/1979
HORTON,PAULINE JENKINS b:08/27/1911 d:05/09/1996
HORTON, Pauline Jenkins
Pauline Jenkins Horton,84,died Tuesday,April 9,1996,in Bristol,
Virginia. Funeral service was held at 2p.m.Friday,at the First
Christian Church in Woodson with John Greeson officiating. Burial
followed in the Woodson Cemetery directed by Melton Funeral Home. She
was born on Aug.27,1911 in Albany,Texas,the daughter of the late IDA
ARNDT JENKINS and JAMES HOWE JENKINS. She married SAM HOUSTON HORTON
on December 10,1933 in Albany. He preceded her in death on Dec.18,1979.
She had lived in Woodson for 45 years and in Rule for 13 years before
moving to Tennessee. She was a homemaker and a member of Woodson
Methodist Church.She is survived by one daughter,PAULA OLIVER of Rule;
one son,JAMES HORTON of Bluff City,Tennessee;seven grandchildren;and
HORTON,SAM HOUSTON b:09/22/1911 d:12/17/1979
HORTON,SOL A. b:02/28/1881 d:01/28/1959
HORTON,W.C. b:05/31/1872 d:08/27/1941
HOUSE,ESTER b:07/18/1886 d:11/13/1960
HOUSE,JIM b:12/18/1892 d:11/07/1979
HOUSTON,FRANCINE b:10/20/1923 d:10/20/1923
HOUSTON,HAZEL D. b:02/28/1903 d:08/14/1987
HOUSTON,JOHN M. b:01/18/1903 d:03/06/1967
HOUSTON,ROBERT b:06/03/1900 d:01/28/1907
HUGHES,ADA CROUSEN SMITH b:09/05/1897 d:12/16/1989
note:obit under Smith,Ada Crousen Hughes
HUGHES,ELMER LEE b:12/26/1895 d:03/09/1984 VETERAN WWI
HUGHES, Elmer Lee
Elmer Lee Hughes,88,of Woodson,died at 9:30p.m.Friday at Stephens
Memorial Hospital.Funeral services were held at 3p.m.Sunday at Central
Church of Christ in Woodson under the direction of Melton Funeral Home.
Trine Starnes of Houston officiated with burial following at Woodson
Cemetery. Born Dec.26,1895 in the Austin area,he moved to Woodson in
1908.He married ESSIE LETA TUGGLE June 13,1917 in Woodson. A farmer
and carpenter,he was a veteran of World War I,having served in the
Army. A member of Central Church of Christ in Woodson,he was a past
elder of the church. He is survived by his wife of Woodson;a daughter,
WANDA LYNN TIMMONS of Woodson;a granddaughter,VICKI ANN SCHMITT of
Woodson;a great-grandson,JOSHUA TIMMONS SCHMITT of Woodson;two sisters,
GLADYS HARLOW of Decatur and LAURA LEONARD of Lubbock;and one brother,
GILMER HUGHES of Baird.
HUGHES,ESSIE LETA b:09/23/1896 d:04/28/1999
Essie Hughes,age 102,died Wednesday,April 28,1999,at Throckmorton Care
Center.Funeral services were held at 3p.m.Friday at the Woodson Church
of Christ with Darrell Martin officiating.Burial was in the Woodson
Cemetery directed by Melton Funeral Home. Mrs.Hughes was born
September 23,1896 in Comanche County to JAMES LAFETTE and NANCY
VICTORIA WALKER TUGGLE.She married ELMER LEE HUGHES on June 3,1917 in
Woodson. She was a member of the Church of Christ,a homemaker and a
long-time Woodson resident.She is survived by one granddaughter,VICKI
CARRUTHERS of Waller;a great-grandson,JOSH SCHMITT of Brenham;nieces
and nephews.She was preceded in death by her husband,ELMER LEE HUGHES
in 1984,and a daughter,WANDA TIMMONS in 1997. Pallbearers were LESLIE
STONE,ROY BURL OLIVER,STANLEY BEENE,ROYCE BEENE,CHARLES JONES and
HUGHES,ETTIE LEOTA b:08/07/1875 d:03/22/1962
HUGHES,LILLIAN GERTRUDE b:08/01/1900 d:09/02/1971
HUGHES, Lillian Gertrude
Funeral services for Mrs.Lillian Gertrude Hughes,71,were held at 2p.m.
Monday in the Chapel of Memories with Jimmy Cox,minister of the
Elliott Street Church of Christ,officiating. Burial followed in the
Woodson Cemetery under the direction of Melton Funeral Home. Born
LILLIAN GERTRUDE TUGGLE Aug.1,1900 in Comanche,she married JAMES
EDWARD HUGHES. He died May 30,1945. Mrs.Hughes was a member of the
Church of Christ. Survivors include one daughter,Mrs.LAVERNE MULLENIX
of Woodson;one son,BILLY WAYNE of Denver,Colo.;two sisters,Mrs.ELMER
HUGHES of Woodson and Mrs.A.T.MARTIN of Stamford;three brothers,JAMES
TUGGLE of Abilene,OTTO TUGGLE of Woodson and RAY TUGGLE of Fort Worth;
and two grandchildren,JAMES HUGHES of Houston and BILLY K.HUGHES of
New York City.Pallbearers were ZOHN MILAM,ROY BURL OLIVER,J.L.PEVEY,
PETE REID,BILL SANDERS,and GEORGE WEST.
HUGHES,JAMES E. b:00/00/1900 d:05/30/1945
HUGHES,JAMES EDWARD b:05/01/1869 d:01/06/1960
HUGHES,JERRY b:05/27/1846 d:04/03/1931
HUGHES,R.A. b:09/26/1922 d:10/10/1923
HUGHES,VELMER MAY b:08/25/1905 d:10/29/1911
HUNT,EDNA LUCILLE b:10/17/1920 d:12/28/2002
HUNT, Edna Lucille
Edna Lucille Hunt,82,died Saturday,Dec.28,2002,at an Abilene Hospital.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home
with Rev.Bob Harrison officiating.Burial followed in the Woodson
Cemetery. Hunt was born on Oct.17,1920 in Odessa. She married OSCAR
LEE HUNT in 1939.He preceded her in death in 1959.She was a Baptist.
She is survived by one daughter,MARSHA FULFORD of Breckenridge;six
sisters,LOU VENEKAMP and FOREST JO LESTER,both of Woodson,LOUIS COVEY
of Ranger,GINGER DAWSON of Ranger,SUE PRICE of Cisco and LORAINE
CHAMBLES of Madera,Calif.;two brothers,HENRY ROGERS of Comanche and
HARRY ROGERS;eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Hunt was
preceded in death by her husband,three sons,one sister and four
HURFORD,ALMA NITA b:07/24/1913 d:01/04/1998
HURFORD, Alma Nita
Alma Nita Hurford,84,of Woodson,passed away Sunday,January 4,1998 at
Stephens Memorial Hospital.Funeral services were held Tuesday,January
6,at 2p.m. at Melton Funeral Home with the Rev.Bob Gardner officiating.
Burial was in the Woodson Cemetery under the direction of Melton
Funeral Home. Mrs.Hurford was born on July 24,1913 in Comanche County.
She married BILL HURFORD SR.,October 26,1933 in Stephens County. He
preceded her in death on November 1,1971. She was a longtime Woodson
resident and a seamstress for Davis Manufacturing. She is survived by
two daughters,BILLIE HURFORD REEDY of Bedford and HELEN HURFORD
SULLIVAN of Woodson;four sons,BILL HURFORD,JR.,of Woodson,GARY HURFORD
of Arlington,DON MICHAEL HURFORD of Bloomington Grove and RONALD KIM
HURFORD of Breckenridge;19 grandchildren;36 great-grandchildren;and
one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents
and two brothers. Pallbearers were JOHNNY VICKERS,JAY REEDY,JOHN REEDY,
RODNEY SULLIVAN,GARY SULLIVAN,DARRELL SULLIVAN,RORY PEACOCK,DAVID
HURFORD and JERRY JOHNSON.Honorary pallbearers were the rest of her
HURFORD,WILLIAM B."BILL" b:11/07/1911 d:11/01/1971 VETERAN WWII
Bill Hurford,59,Woodson pecan contractor,died of an apparent heart
attack at 9:30a.m.Monday at his home in Woodson. He had been in
failing health for four years. Funeral services will be held at 3p.m.
Wednesday in the Methodist Church in Woodson with the Rev.Merrill,
pastor,officiating. Burial will follow in the Woodson Cemetery under
the direction of Melton Funeral Home.Born Nov.7,1911 in Woodson,he
lived there all of his life,except for four years in the Navy in World
War II. He married NITA GARDNER on Oct.26,1933 in Breckenridge.
Survivors include his wife;two daughters,Mrs.RICHARD C.SULLIVAN of
Woodson,and Mrs.LEON REEDY of Fort Worth;four sons,KIM of the home,
GARY of Tyler,BILL,JR.of Breckenridge,and MIKE of Nacogdoches;three
sisters,Mrs.RUTHIE STOKER and Mrs.BERTIE LIPPS,both of Woodson and Mrs.
GEORGE CONDRON of Throckmorton;a brother,JIM of Woodson and 13
grandchildren.Pallbearers will be WAYNE HURDORD,J.M.STOKER,JAMES LIPPS,
BILL HOLLIDAY,BILL SANDERS and JOHN LEE PEVEY.
HURFORD,WILLIAM B.JR. b:12/19/1938 d:03/06/2003
HURFORD, William B.Jr.
William B.Hurford,Jr.,age 64,died Thursday,March 6,2003 at his
residence in Woodson,Texas. Services were held Saturday,March 8,2003
at 10:00a.m. at Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home in Breckenridge. The Rev.
Michael Patrick of First Christian Church of Woodson officiated.Burial
followed in the Woodson Cemetery,under the direction of the
Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home.Mr.Hurford was born December 19,1938 in
Woodson. He married GLORIA BOYD on October 26,1959 in Graham. He was
an inspector for R.E.DYE Manufacturing. He is survived by his wife,
GLORIA HURFORD of Woodson;daughters MELISSA VICKERS of Woodson and
MELANIE ANDERSON of Albany;sisters,BILLIE RITA REEDY of Bedford,HELEN
SULLIVAN of Woodson;brothers,MIKE HURFORD of Corsicana and KIM HURFORD
of Breckenridge;six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. William
was preceded in death by his parents,WILLIAM B.HURFORD,SR. and NITA
GARDNER HURFORD and by a brother,GARY HURFORD. Memorials may be made
to the Building Fund of the First Christian Church of Woodson and may
be left at the funeral home.
JAMES,NATHANIEL b:00/00/1889 d:00/00/1942
JEFFCOAT,UNKNOWN no date no date
JENKINS,IDA BLANCHE ARENDT b:01/05/1877 d:07/16/1970
JENKINS, Ida Arendt
Mrs.J.H.Jenkins,93,was buried in the Woodson cemetery after services
at 3p.m.Saturday in the Melton Chapel of Memories.She died at 2:40p.m.
Thursday in Crestview Nursing Home in Throckmorton. Rev.Bob Thompson,
pastor of the First Baptist Church in Woodson,officiated. Mrs.Jenkins,
a resident of Woodson since 1958,was born IDA BLANCHE ARENDT on
January 5,1877 in Kansas. She married J.H.JENKINS in Albany in 1905.
He preceded her in death on May 9,1963. Mrs.Jenkins moved to Woodson
after having lived in Seymour for 24 years. She was raised in
Shackelford County,having been brought there by her parents from
Pennsylvania when only three years old. She continued to live in that
county for 54 years,and had a record of 35 years of teaching Sunday
School in Shackelford and Baylor Counties. She was a member of the
First Baptist Church. One daughter,Mrs.SAM HORTON of Woodson survives.
Mrs.C.H.ARENDT of Stephenville,a sister-in-law,P.G.AGNEW of Odessa,a
brother-in-law,two grandchildren and four great grandchildren,also
survive. Pallbearers were MILFORD HASKINS,TONY LITTLE,JOHNIE RICE,OTTO
TUGGLE,SID GILBREATH and L.B.BELLAH.
JENKINS,JAMES HOW b:08/29/1879 d:05/09/1963
JERNIGAN,EMMETT L. b:00/00/1879 d:00/00/1937
JERNIGAN,LELA b:00/00/1881 d:00/00/1962
JOHNSON,MARY L. b:06/07/1827 d:10/17/1909
JONES,A.T."BUSTER" b:04/21/1906 d:01/14/1984
JONES, A. T.
Funeral services were held Sunday at 2p.m. in the First Baptist Church
in Woodson for A.T."BUSTER"Jones,77,who died at 5:50a.m. Saturday in
Stephens Memorial Hospital. The Rev.Charles West,pastor of Bethany
Baptist Church,officiated,assisted by Rickey Mitchell,pastor of the
First Baptist Church in Woodson and Alan Jones,grandson. Born April 21,
1906 in Callahan County,he married MAUDE SCOTT,Jan.3,1926 in
Breckenridge. He moved to Throckmorton County in 1914 and to Woodson
in 1920.He was a farmer and trucker and a member of the First Baptist
Church in Woodson. He also was on the board of directors of Woodson
Independent School District several years and on the board of
directors for Woodson Community Center. Survivors include his wife of
Woodson;one daughter,LENDA MAE MORRIS of Fort Worth;six sons,ROY DALE
JONES and DELBERT JONES of Breckenridge;JERRY JONES and HENRY D.JONES,
Woodson;LEON D.JONES,Haskell and A.T."PETE"JONES,JR.,of Albany;three
sisters,DADIE PARROTT of Woodson,AMY JERNIGAN of Monahans, and WAUNITA
BOUDREAUX of San Angelo;16 grandchildren and 7 great-grand-children.
One son,three sisters,and four brothers preceded him in death.
Pallbearers were JERRY JONES,LARRY JONES,ED HARRIS,DANNY JONES,ALAN
JONES,ERIC MORRIS,ANDY JONES,CHAD JONES, and GREG MORRIS. TRACY ASHER
and PHIL DEVENPORT were honorary pallbearers.
JONES,ALMEDA b:12/06/1907 d:12/18/1907
JONES,ANNIE B. b:00/00/1873 d:00/00/1967
JONES,ARCH JAMES b:07/04/1903 d:11/17/1981
JONES,AVIR JANE LAFORGE b:09/26/1904 d:05/27/1976
JONES,BABY no date no date
JONES,BABY no date no date
JONES,BILLY EUGENE b:06/30/1927 d:12/05/1927
JONES,DAVID A.SR. b:00/00/1870 d:00/00/1936
JONES,DAVID A.JR. b:02/13/1909 d:11/29/1985
David A.Jones,Jr.,a 76 year old Breckenridge resident died Friday
afternoon in Lake Country Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were
Dec.1 at 2p.m. at the Chapel of Grace of Morehart Mortuary with the
Rev.Leo Brooks,pastor of Trinity Baptist Church officiating. Burial
followed in the Woodson Cemetery under the direction of Morehart
Mortuary, Born Feb.13,1909 in Woodson,he attended schools in Woodson
and had worked in a carbon black plant in Eunice,N.M. and in the
oil-fields in Amarillo before moving to Breckenridge in 1979. He had
worked as a security guard for Texas American Bank before his
retirement.He was a member of the Church of Christ. He was preceded in
death by two wives,SYBIL MAPLES JONES in 1972 and AVERY JANE MILLER
JONES in 1977. He was also preceded in death by seven brothers and
three sisters.He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were FRANK GARCIA,SETH HART,JOE ROBERTS,JR.,MARK STACY,
ALAN STEWART and FRED ZIMMERHANZEL.
JONES,EDITH E. b:06/13/1904 d:05/28/1994
JONES, Edith E.
Edith E.Jones,89,died Friday,May 28,1994,at DeLeon Nursing Home in
DeLeon,Texas.Funeral services will be held at 2p.m.Sunday,May 29,at
the Melton Funeral Home Chapel of Memories.Burial will be in the
Woodson Cemetery,directed by Melton Funeral Home. She was born June 13,
1904,in Parker County,Texas. She married LEE ROY JONES January 20,1924
in Goree. He preceded her in death November 9,1965.She was a licensed
vocation nurse and a member of the First Baptist Church in Woodson.
She is survived by three sons,TROY E.JONES of Newcastle,Oklahoma,JOE D.
JONES of Albany and PAUL D.JONES of Breckenridge;six sisters,RUBY,
TRUDY,BILLIE,JOY,JOANN and LOY;five brothers,WILLIAM TRIMBLE,ELMER
TRIMBLE,DELMER TRIMBLE,BOBBY JACK TRIMBLE and J.H.TRIMBLE;13
grandchildren,21 great-grandchildren and five
JONES,ELLA b:08/31/1870 d:02/02/1960
JONES,FAYE EVELYN b:09/02/1913 d:05/05/1979
JONES,FOY b:12/12/1930 d:01/21/1931
JONES,FRANKY JEWELL b:04/24/1899 d:09/27/1961
JONES,GEORGE W.JR. b:10/28/1929 d:11/23/1933
JONES,GEORGE WILEY b:01/13/1896 d:03/28/1956 VETERAN WWI
JONES,JAMES BEDFORD "J.B." b:12/18/1877 d:01/08/1940
JONES,J.C. b:04/06/1834 d:10/14/1912
JONES,JAMES F. b:02/10/1940 d:08/04/1970
JONES,JOSIE A.EDWARDS b:03/13/1886 d:12/28/1965
JONES,LEE ROY b:01/07/1902 d:11/09/1965
JONES,LILLIE M.FUNDERBURK b:05/29/1897 d:12/14/1982
JONES, Lillie M.
Lillie M.Jones,85,of Woodson died after a long illness at 11p.m.
Tuesday at Rice Springs Care Home in Haskell. Services will be at 2p.m.
Friday at Melton Funeral Home. The Rev.Fred Porter of First Baptist
Church will officiate.Burial will be at Woodson Cemetery. Born LILLIE
MAE FUNDERBURK May 29,1897 in Crystal Falls,she married ROY JONES
April 11,1915. He died April 16,1971. She had lived in the Woodson
area most of her life.She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist
Church. A daughter,FREDA PHILLIPS and a son,ROBBIE,preceded her in
death. Survivors include eight daughters,MONA BEARD and LOIS MISER,
both of Rule,LUCILLE OTT of Fritch,NORENE JONES of Sweetwater,
CHRISTINE ALSUP of Gravette,Ark.,MURIEL SWING of Worland,Wyo.,WANDA
GAGE of Fort Worth and GERRY GRAY of Irving;a son,ORVIE of Woodson;a
brother,EDDIE LEE FUNDERBURK of Breckenridge;26 grandchildren;62
great-grandchildren;and three great-great-grandchildren. Grandsons
will be pallbearers.
JONES,LYNNANN QUINTON b:03/19/1947 d:09/16/2002
JONES,MARIE M.HARDIN b:05/19/1918 d:01/01/2002
JONES, Marie M.
Marie M.Jones,83,of Lubbock,died Tuesday,Jan.1,2002,at Lubbock
Hospitality House. Graveside services were held at 10:30a.m.Friday at
the Woodson Cemetery,directed by Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home,with
Charles Kuhn officiating. She was born May 19,1918 in Newcastle. She
married SAM QUENTIN JONES on Aug.20,1938 in Breckenridge. She moved to
Lubbock in 1973 from Muleshoe.She graduated from Woodson High School
in 1936. She had been a cafeteria worker for the Lubbock Independent
School District. Mrs.Jones is survived by her husband,SAM QUENTIN
JONES of Lubbock;two daughters, and one son-in-law,LYNANN JONES of
Lubbock and WONETTE and LOYD OWEN of Lubbock;three grandchildren and
JONES,MARSHALL b:09/17/2900 d:08/22/1912
JONES,MAUDE b:10/14/1904 d:03/04/1988
Maude Jones,83,died Friday at Stephens Memorial Hospital.Services
were at 2p.m.Sunday at First Baptist Church with the Rev.Rickey
Mitchell officiating,assisted by the Rev.Benny Evans.Burial was in
the Woodson Cemetery directed by Melton Funeral Home. Born in New
Albany,Miss.,she married A.T.(BUSTER) JONES Jan.3,1926,in Breckenridge.
He died Jan.14,1984.She moved from Breckenridge to Woodson in 1926.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Little Flock Primitive Baptist
Church. Survivors include a daughter,LENDA MAE MORRIS of Fort Worth;
six sons,LEON D.JONES of Haskell,A.T."PETE"JONES of Wichita Falls,ROY
DALE JONES and HENRY D.JONES,both of Woodson;five sisters,BESSIE
ELROD of Palestine,OMA HOBBS of Hobbs,N.M.,AGTHA SCHRODER of Redding,
Calif.,and GYONA TOLAND and RUTH SAFFEL,both of Wayland;a brother,
HUBERT SCOTT of Bisbee,Ariz.,;16 grandchildren and 13
great-grandchildren. Children served as pallbearers. Memorial may be
made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society which may be left at Melton
JONES,NORENE b:08/28/1919 d:10/02/1995
Norene Jones,76,died Monday,October 2,1995 at Hendrick Medical Center
in Abilene. Funeral services were held on Wednesday October 4,at 2p.m.
at First Baptist Church in Woodson with Rev.James Wilson,officiating.
Burial followed in Woodson Cemetery.Mrs.Jones was born on August 28,
1919 in Young County.She grew up in Woodson and attended schools in
the Huffstuttle community and Woodson.She graduated from Woodson High
School. She attended LVN school in Sweetwater in 1964-65. She married
JEFF JONES in Woodson on March 4,1939.He preceded her in death on
January 22,1976. They moved to Sweetwater in 1954.She had worked at
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital from 1965 until 1985.She was a member
of Lamar Street Baptist Church.Survivors include one son;ROYCE JONES
of Woodson;three daughters,KAY WALTON and CAROLE SPRADLIN both of
Sweetwater and LINDA PREJEAN of Port Arthur;six sisters,CHRISTINE
ALSUP of Gravette,Arkansas,LOIS MISER and MONA BEARD both of Rule,
MURIEL SWING of Worland,Wyoming,WANDA GAGE of Fort Worth and GERRI
GRAY of Irving;fifteen grandchildren and eighteen great-grand-children.
She was preceded in death by her parents,two brothers,three sisters,
one son,one daughter,two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
The family requests that memorials be made to Woodson Cemetery.
Memorials may be left at Mortehart Mortuary in Breckenridge.
JONES,ORVIE E. b:03/01/1916 d:06/01/1988
JONES, Orvie E.
Services for Orvie E.Jones,a 72 year old former Woodson resident,were
at 2p.m.Saturday at First Baptist Church in Woodson with the Rev.Ricky
Mitchell,pastor officiating. Burial was in Woodson Cemetery directed
by Morehart Mortuary.He died Wednesday,June 1,1988 in Elk City,Okla.
Born March 1,1916,in Huffstuttle Community in Young County,he attended
schools in Young County.He had worked as a ranch hand and had lived in
Woodson,since the early 1950's and moved to Elk City in May of 1987.He
was a member of the First Baptist Church of Woodson.Survivors include
one daughter,PATSY WADDINGTON of Devon,England;three sons,CURTIS JONES
of Elk City,ORVIE D.JONES of Graham and ARLIE JONES of Marshall
Islands;eight sisters,LUCILLE OTTS of Fritch,MURIEL SWING of Worland,
Wy.,LOIS RAE MISER and MONA BEARD,both of Rule,CHRISTINE ALSUP of
Gravitt,Ark.,NORENE JONES of Sweetwater,GERALDENE GRAY of Irving and
WANDA GAGE of Fort Worth;19 grandchildren and three
great-great-grandchildren.The family requests memorials be made to the
Woodson Cemetery Association and may be left at Morehart Mortuary.
Pallbearers were W.B.HURFORD JR.,RONNIE MITCHELL,JIM OVERCASH,LARRY
SULLIVAN,BRAD WHITAKER and GLEN WILLIAMS.
JONES,OSWALD ROY b:07/13/1892 d:04/16/1971
JONES, O. R.
O.R.Jones,78,retired Woodson farmer,died at 2:55a.m.in Throckmorton
County Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient since suffering a
stroke March 13.Funeral services were held at 4p.m.Saturday in Woodson
First Baptist Church with the Rev.Bob Thompson,pastor,officiating.
Burial was in Woodson Cemetery under direction of Melton Funeral Home.
Born July 3,1892,in Versailles,Mo.,he married LILLIE MAY FUNDERBURK
April 11,1915 in Crystal Falls. They moved to Woodson in 1950 from
Young County. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include
his wife;nine daughters,Mrs.A.D.OTTS of Fritch,Mrs.T.J.JONES of
Sweetwater,Mrs.LEROY ALSUP of Gravetta,Ark.,Mrs.GLENN MISER and Mrs.
ROY GAGE,both of Fort Worth,Mrs.MURIAL WINCHESTER OF wORLAND,wyo.Mrs.
W.M.BEARD of Rule,Mrs.H.R.PHILLIPS of Sundown and Mrs.DON GRAY of
Irving;a son,ORVIE of Woodson;a sister,Mrs.CARL SIMPSON of Cisco;a
brother,LLOYD of Eliasville;27 grandchildren and 30
great-grandchildren. A daughter and a son preceded him in death.
Grandsons were pallbearers.
JONES,RAYMOND L. b:09/19/1926 d:07/18/1928
JONES,ROBBIE M. b:08/23/1933 d:12/14/1967
JONES,SALLY K. b:00/00/1878 d:00/00/1961
JONES,SAM QUENTIN b:11/30/1919 d:11/04/2004 VETERAN WWII
JONES, Sam Quentin
Sam Quentin Jones,84,died Thursday,Nov.4,2004,at a Lubbock hospital.
Graveside services were Monday,Nov.8,at the Woodson Cemetery with
Charles Kuhn,officiating,under the direction of Melton-Kitchens
Funeral Home. Mr.Jones was born on Nov.30,1919 in Woodson. He married
MARIE HARDIN on Aug.20,1938 in Woodson. He was a carpenter and a U.S.
Navy veteran of World War II. Mr.Jones is survived by a daughter,
WONETTE OWEN of Lubbock,three grandchildren and nine
great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents,wife and
JONES,SAMUEL EDWARD b:00/00/1894 d:00/00/1963 VETERAN WWI
JONES,SAMUEL F. b:00/00/1875 d:00/00/1946
JONES,SARAH ELIZABETH b:03/01/1835 d:01/16/1918
JONES,SARAH F. b:00/00/1877 d:00/00/1961
JONES,THOMAS J."JEFF" b:03/17/1913 d:01/22/1976 VETERAN WWII
JONES,TURNER b:03/11/1911 d:03/22/1911
JONES,UNA R.LATHAM b:08/02/1907 d:08/21/1997
(obit)note:headstone reads Latham,Una
JONES, Una R. Latham
Una R.Latham Jones,age 90,died Tuesday,Aug.19,1997,in an Amarillo
Nursing Center. Funeral service was held at 2p.m.Thursday,Aug.21,at
the Jeanette Street Church of Christ in Breckenridge with Odell Farr
and Gene Shelburne officiating.Interment was in the Woodson Cemetery
directed by Melton Funeral Home.She was born August 2,1907 in Robert
Lee,Texas. She had lived in Breckenridge for over 60 years before
moving to Amarillo two years ago. She was a homemaker and a longtime
member of Jeanette Street Church of Christ. She married J.D.LATHAM
September 14,1928.He preceded her in death.She married WESLEY W.JONES
on Feb.14,1980. Survivors include her husband,WESLEY W.JONES of
Amarillo;a daughter,ELWANNA COLLINS of Midland;two sons,JOE LATHAM
and LYNDON LATHAM,both of Amarillo;12 grandchildren and 17
great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son,GARTH LATHAM,a
granddaughter and a great-grandson.Memorials may be made to the
Christian Relief Fund and may be left at Melton Funeral Home.
JONES,W.D.JR. b:05/20/1916 d:05/20/1916
JONES,WALTER J. b:01/30/1898 d:06/20/1958
JONES,WILEY DANIEL"DAN" b:03/04/1861 d:12/28/1943
JONES,WILLIAM A. b:02/03/1902 d:09/25/1976
KANADY,FRANCIS F. b:00/00/1888 d:00/00/1975
KANADY,UNKNOWN no date no date
KANADY,UNKNOWN no date no date
KARL,A.N."PETE" b:02/27/1908 d:02/34/1975
KARL, A. N.(PETE)
Services for A.N.(Pete)Karl,an employee of Phillips Petroleum Company
here,will be held at 4p.m.today in Satterwhite's Chapel of Grace. Mr.
Karl,66,died at 8p.m. Sunday in Stephens Memorial Hospital after a
brief illness. The Rev.Harry Grantz,pastor of the First Baptist Church
will officiate. Burial is to be in Woodson Cemetery. Mr.Karl was born
Feb.27,1908 in Hamilton and married MARY COLE in July 7,1928,in
Lampasas.They moved from Fort Worth to Breckenridge in 1946. Mr.Karl
is survived by his wife;a daughter,Mrs.AL SIMMONS of Breckenridge;a
son,JERRY KARL of Breckenridge;a brother,LOUIS of Throckmorton;two
sisters,Mrs.W.L.CLARK of Wenatchee,Wash.,and Mrs.ARCH JONES of Woodson;
his stepmother,Mr.W.C.PENNELL of Throckmorton;six grandchildren;and a
great-grandchild.Pallbearers will be WAYNE PERRY,RAY HOWELL,JOE CLARK,
LEON CURTIS,O.C.HEAIRREN and H.L.CAWTHRON.
KARL,GLADYS b:07/16/1912 d:07/13/1987
Gladys Karl,74,died July 13 at Stephens Memorial Hospital.Services
were at 4:30p.m.Wednesday,July 15,at the Melton Funeral Home Chapel of
Memories in Breckenridge with David Kelly,minister of Jeanette Street
Church of Christ officiating. Burial was in the Woodson Cemetery
directed by Melton Funeral Home.Born July 16,1912 in Travis County,she
married J.B.KARL,May 6,1929 in Throckmorton County. He died in 1980.
She had lived in the Woodson area all of her life. She was a housewife
and a member of the Jeanett Street Church of Christ. Survivors include
two daughters,Mrs.ELWANNA OLIVER and JEAN PEACOCK both of Woodson;one
son,HOLLIS D.KARL of Breckenridge;two sisters,DORA MAE ODOM of Mineral
Wells and DOSSIE VASTERLING of Abilene;five brothers,L.T.HALLER of
Elgin,CARSON HALLER of Abilene,ALBERT HALLER of Odessa,FRED HALLER of
Joshua AND A.L.HALLER of Seminole;nine grandchildren and nine
great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters.
Pallbearers were grandsons and grandson-in-law. Honorary pallbearers
were DERECKA KARL and DARREN KARL.
KARL,J.B."NIG" b:07/27/1907 d:06/11/1980
KARL,L.W. b:00/00/1884 d:00/00/1937
KARL,MARY JANE b:04/17/1909 d:10/30/1979
KELLY,MRS.ROSETHA CLAUDIE b:06/07/1908 d:04/01/1937
KERBY,ROY LEE b:00/00/1912 d:09/11/1977
KEY,NETTIE b:00/00/1886 d:00/00/1970
KEY,RAYMOND b:05/02/1919 d:03/04/1920
KEY,WILLIAM b:00/00/1977 d:00/00/1964
KINCAID,CLARA b:10/15/1905 d:12/25/1984
KINCAID,JAY b:06/19/1908 d:02/20/1987
Jay Kincaid,78,died at 11:40a.m.Friday at Villa Haven Nursing Home.
Services were at 2p.m. Sunday at Melton Funeral Home Chapel of
Memories with Leigh Bunkley officiating.Burial was in Woodson Cemetery
directed by Melton Funeral Home.Born June 19,1908 in Texas,he married
CLARA DOWNING Sept.28,1938 in Throckmorton. She died Dec.25,1984. He
came to Breckenridge in 1946 from Woodson and had been employed by
Stephens County Precinct 4 and was in the grocery business. Survivors
include two sisters;FLORENCE HODGES of Big Spring and HAZEL CORNELIUS
of Joshua;two brothers,RUBEN KINCAID of Grayford and JUNIOR KINCAID of
Hobbs,N.M. Pallbearers were ARLAN ALLIN,BILLY WAYNE WHITE,JACK WHITE,
JACK SULLIVAN,J.M.STOKER and GEORGE WEST.
KING,AVA TAYLOR b:07/03/1902 d:09/23/1993
Ava King,91,life member of the Breckenridge Garden Club,died Thursday
in a local nursing home. Services will be at 10a.m.Saturday in the
First Christian Church with Dr.Charles Hamilton,officiating.Burial
will be in Woodson Cemetry,directed by Melton Funeral Home. Born in
Woodson,Mrs.King moved to Breckenridge from Graham in 1936. She was a
homemaker and member of the First Christian Church.She was the widow
of C.G.KING SR. Survivors include one daughter,SHIRLEY LOCKETT of
Richardson;one son,CHANDOS KING of Breckenridge;two sisters,ANNA BELL
SHEPPARD of Breckenridge and BETTY JONES of Crane;one brother,R.D.
TAYLOR of Breckenridge;five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to First Christian Church or a favorite charity
and left at the funeral home.
KING,CHANDOS GAINES,SR. b:07/03/1902 d:09/21/1990
KING, C. G., Sr.
C.G.King,Sr.,88,died at 3:50p.m.Friday,September 21,1990,at Villa
Haven Nursing Home. Funeral services were held at 10a.m.Monday,
September 24,1990,at First Christian Church with Rev.Charles Hamilton
officiating.Burial was in the Woodson Cemetery directed by Melton
Funeral Home. He was born July 31,1902 in Woodson. He married AVA
TAYLOR Sept.2,1922 in Woodson. He moved to Breckenridge in 1936 from
Graham. He was the owner of King Appliance,a member of the First
Christian Church and a member of the Breckenridge Masonic Lodge. He is
survived by his wife,AVA KING of Breckenridge;one daughter,SHIRLEY
LOCKETT of Richardson;one son,CHANDOS KING,JR.,of Breckenridge;five
grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were ROBIN
ROMINGER,BILL EVANOFF,CHARLES DOLLINS,BILL DUPREE,PAT THOMPSON,KENNETH
BURNS,BILL KILLION and PHIL PITIZER. Honorary pallbearers were JIM
ROMINGER,ALBERT RECK,MACK FUNDERBURK,CECIL MAYES,GERALD MCNALLEN,
STEVE LINDLEY,DON STRIEGEL,W.D.BAREFIELD,DEAN COCHRAN and the elders
of the First Christian Church.Memorials may be made to the D.G.King,Sr.
Memorial Fund of the First Christian Church and my be left at the
KING,LEROY WILLINGHAM b:00/00/1907 d:00/00/1923
KING,MAMIE LOU b:00/00/1883 d:00/00/1948
KING,MANDA LEE b:06/30/1928 d:07/21/1928
KNOY,ROBBIE MAE LITTLE b:08/17/1920 d:11/17/1985
KNOY, Robbie Mae Little
Robbie Mae Little Knoy was born Aug.17,1920 at Woodson,Texas to
BLANCHE and OLEN LITTLE. She was the fourth of six children. She was
preceded in death by PAULINE in infancy,in 1913,and JOHNE in 1964 and
both parents. On Oct.3,1942,she married WILLIE E.KNOY at Wheeler,Texas.
Robbie is survived by her husband;sons WILLIAM T.KNOY,Center Point and
RONNIE N.KNOY,Amarillo;sisters MOZELLE SMITH,Throckmorton and VANADA
LITTLE Woodson;one brother,BILL LITTLE,McCamey.Other family members
include three granddaughters and two grandsons,four nephews and three
nieces. Robbie worked in the Methodist Church since 1942.She became
an Eastern Star in 1938 and worked at all levels and up to State
offices. In 1976,she was State teacher of the year in New Mexico. She
served on the National Committee of Office Education Association for
two years.She was the first president of New Mexico Vocational
Teachers Association.She wrote the installation ceremony for State
office Education officers and worked with this group from its
inception until she retired in 1979. Robbie served on the State
Textbook selection committee for eight years.She worked with the Order
of Rainbow for Girls as a member of the advisory board for 26 years,
Mother Advisor for 8 years,Grand Cross of Colors degree,American
Legion Auxillary,Women's Society of Christian Service and was a member
of countless local,state and national professional organizations. She
taught school in Woodson,Lazbuddie,Levelland,Tuscola and for 26 years
at Hagerman,N.M. She also taught at Roswell High School,Eastern New
Mexico University and New Mexico Western. Robbie passed away Nov.17,
1985 at Throckmorton County Memorial Hospital after some ten weeks
during which she was bedfast.She continued to be cheerful and suffered
no pain. Pallbearers were JOHNNE LITTLE,TERRY LITTLE,SCOTT LITTLE,BUB
BACHMAN,MAX PEVEY,JIMMY OVERCASH,JAMES ELLISTON and WINSTON DICKIE.
Honorary pallbearers were,ETHELENE CRARY,RUBY ELLISTON,SIBYL RIDLEY,
MODENA HORRY,DOVEY GOOD,SYBLE WOODWARD,KITTY OVERCASH,SHIRLEY FORREST,
ANNIE MAE OVERCASH,JO EMMA DICKIE,RAY DICKIE and ARNOLD CRARY.
KOONCE,WILLIAM E. b:10/27/1917 d:10/26/2002 VETERAN WWII
KOONCE, William E.
William E.Koonce,84,of Woodson,died Saturday,Oct.26,2002,at a Wichita
Falls hospital.Graveside services were held at 2p.m.Tuesday at the
Woodson Cemetery,with the Rev.Charles O.Fisher officiating,directed by
Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home. He was born Oct.27,1917,in Wanette,Okla.,
to NOAH ROBERT and ALICE PERRIN KOONCE.He married JOAN CAMPBELL Nov.21,
1970 in Graham.He moved to Woodson in 1975 from Higgins. He was a
driller,a Methodist and a U.S.Army veteran of World War II. He was a
lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and was an avid
fisherman and gardener. Mr.Koonce is survived by his wife,JOAN KOONCE
of Woodson;one stepson,JOHN NORTHAM of Throckmorton;one brother,
WILBURN KOONCE of Blanchard,Okla.;two step-grandchildren,JOHN BRANDON
LEE NORTHAM and SUSANNE MAY;five step-great-grandchildren;and one
step-great-great-grandchild.He was preceded in death by one sister and
LANCASTER,BILLY F. b:04/19/1926 d:11/25/1964 VETERAN KOREAN
LANCASTER,JAMES M. b:07/22/1879 d:12/06/1966
LANCASTER,MABRA FRANKLIN b:08/09/1900 d:07/20/1987
LANE,KRISTI LYNN b:12/12/1975 d:01/28/1979
Kristi Lane,3,died at 4:45p.m.Sunday at Stephens Memorial Hospital
after a sudden illness. Funeral sevices were at 2p.m.Tuesday in
Melton Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Jimmy Cox,minister of the
Elliott Street Church of Christ officiating.Burial was in Woodson
Cemetery under the direction of Melton Funeral Home.She is survived by
her parents,Mr.and Mrs.CLYDE LANE;a brother,STACY;maternal
grandparents,Mr.and Mrs.JEWEL RIDLEY of Woodson;paternal grandmother,
CHLOE ASKINS of Dill City,Okla.;and maternal great-grandparents,Mr.and
Mrs.CLAUDE HARRIS of Benton,Ark. Pallbearers were ROGER MCMULLEN,TREY
PELLIZZARI,EDDIE POTEET and JAMES DUGGAN.
LATHAM,CAMERON GARTH b:08/20/1929 d:05/07/1981
LATHAM,HILMON"POP" b:07/28/1911 d:02/09/1990
Hilmon Latham,78,of Woodson,died Friday morning,February 9,1990,at his
residence. Services will be held at 3p.m.Sunday,February 11,1990,at
the Melton Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with C.E.Morris officiating.
Burial will be in Woodson Cemetery under the direction of Melton
Funeral Home. Born July 28,1911,in Throckmorton County at the Masters
Community,he married LUCILE GRAY,November 4,1934 in Stephens County.
He was a lifetime Throckmorton County resident,farmer and rancher.
He was a member of the Shady Oaks Church of Christ in Graham.He served
on the board of directors of the Brazos Telephone Co-op from 1968-1988.
He was on the board of directors of the Federal Land Bank.He was a 30
year member of the United States Weather Bureau Records and a member
of the U.S.Department of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Admin. He was an Honorary Chapter Farmer of Woodson and 1983 member of
Stephens County Friend of 4-H Award. Survivors include his wife,LUCILE
LATHAM of Woodson;two daughters,GUAN BLACKERBY of Irving and KEITHA
TATE of Pilot Point;six sons,DONALD LATHAM of Breckenridge,KENNETH
LATHAM of Throckmorton,POWELL LATHAM of Childress,QUEIN LATHAM of
Reelsville,Ind.,CRUZ LATHAM and ZANE LATHAM both of Clyde;one brother,
AUSTIN LATHAM of Earth;four sisters,MAUD HOOTEN of Abilene,ESTA SPAIN
of Monahans,SYBIL WOODWARD of Woodson and NELDA DUKES of Allison;22
grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by
one son,T.J.LATHAM,one daughter,REMONIA CARYLON,two brothers,J.D.and
WELDON LATHAM;and one sister,VELMA WOLFE. Pallbearers will be RALPH
BLACKERBY,TYLE LATHAM,SHELDON TATE,CHRIS LATHAM,KEVIN LATHAM,and TODD
LATHAM. Honorary pallbearers will be BRANDON LATHAM,TEE JAY LATHAM,BEN
CALEB LATHAM,QUINTEN BLACKERBY,BUDDIE LATHAM,DOW LATHAM and WESLEY
LATHAM,IDA CAROLINE b:09/15/1854 d:02/01/1940
LATHAM,J.D. b:00/00/1907 d:00/00/1968
LATHAM,JAMES b:11/19/1845 d:01/02/1928
LATHAM,JAMES CALLOWAY b:09/22/1886 d:08/04/1964
LATHAM,JAMES FRANCIS b:10/29/1921 d:06/05/1953
LATHAM,LILLIE BELL SHELTON b:10/24/1891 d:03/30/1968
LATHAM,LORI LYN b:11/25/1969 d:11/30/1969
LATHAM, Lori Lyn
Graveside rites for Lori Lyn Latham,5 day old daughter of Mr.and Mrs.
GARTH LATHAM of 319 S.Park,will be at 2p.m.Tuesday in Woodson Cemetery.
Lyndon Latham,minister of the Fairlane Church of Christ in Amarillo
will officiate.Burial will be under direction of Melton Funeral Home
in Breckenridge. The infant,born Nov.25,1969 in Breckenridge was dead
on arrival at Stephens Memorial Hospital at 8:45p.m.Sunday. Survivors
include the parents;sisters,SHERRY and HOLLY;and a brother,CAMERON,all
of the home;her maternal grandmother,Mrs.FAYLA BROWN of Breckenridge;
paternal grandmother,Mrs.UNA LATHAM of Breckenridge;maternal
great-grandmother,MRS.CLEO ALLISON of Breckenridge;and paternal
great-great-grandmother,Mrs.FANNIE BRADY of Canyon.
LATHAM,LUCILLE b:08/07/1918 d:08/05/2002
Lucile Latham,83,died Monday,Aug.5,2002,at her residence.Funeral
services will be held at 10a.m.Thursday at the Jeanette Street Church
of Christ,with Marlin Bynum and Portis Ribble officiating.Burial will
be in the Woodson Cemetery,directed by Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home.
She was born Aug.7,1918,in Stephens County. She married HILMON LATHAM
on Nov.4,1934 in Stephens County. He preceded her in death Feb.9,1990.
She moved to Breckenridge in 1997 from Woodson. She was a homemaker
and a member of the Jeanette Street Church of Christ. Mrs.Latham is
survived by two daughters and sons-in-law,GUAN and FRANK BLACKERBY of
Daingerfield AND KEITHA and EARL TATE of Corinth;six sons and
daughters-in-law,DONALD LATHAM of Breckenridge,KENNETH LATHAM of
Woodson,CRUZ and PAM LATHAM of Baird,ZANE and DIANA LATHAM of
Westcliff,Colo.,POWELL LATHAM of Breckenridge,and QUEIN and SUSIE
LATHAM of Reelsville,Ind.;three sisters and brothers-in-law,HAZEL and
WEATHERFORD NORTON of Mariposa,Calif.,DOT and GEORGE CRUZEN of
Redlands,Calif.,and NELL and JIM MORGAN of Abilene;a brother and
sister-in-law JOE and ADENA GRAY of Malvern,Ark.;22 grandchildren;39
great-grandchildren;numerous nieces and nephews;two daughters-in-law,
EVA LATHAM and VALENE LATHAM and her especially beloved caregiver,
JEARLENE JONES. She was also preceded in death by a daughter,REMONIA
CAROLYN LATHAM;a son,T.J.LATHAM;her parents,JOSEPH WILSON and ALMA
TRUESDELL GRAY;and by a sister and brother-in-law,MYNA and AL LATIN.
Pallbearers will be RALPH BLACKERBY,KYLE LATHAM,SHELDON TATE,CHRIS
LATHAM,KEVIN LATHAM,TODD LATHAM,BRANDON LATHAM,TEE JAY LATHAM,and BEN
LATHAM. Honorary pallbearers will be QUENTIN BLACKERBY,BUDDIE LATHAM,
DOW LATHAM and WES LATHAM. Family visiation will be held at the
Jeanette Street Church of Christ on Thursday after the funeral service.
LATHAM,LULA MAY b:07/08/1885 d:03/12/1968
LATHAM,REMONIA CAROLYN b:10/26/1954 d:10/26/1954
LATHAM,THOMAS JEFFERSON"TOM"b:09/22/1880 d:01/06/1949
LATHAM,THOMAS JOSEPH"T.J." b:06/15/1937 d:02/06/1972
LATHAM, T. J.
Funeral services for Thomas Joseph Latham,34,were held at 2p.m. Monday
with burial in Woodson Cemetery. Mr.Latham died at 5:15a.m.Sunday
following an apparent accidental shooting at his home Saturday evening.
Latham,accounting supervisor for Texas Electric Service Co. was
admitted to Stephens Memorial Hospital about 6:30p.m.Saturday. He had
been shot in the forehead. No official ruling in the death has been
made.Funeral services were held in Melton Chapel of Memories with Bill
Teague,minister of Williams Street Church of Christ and Houston Green
of Durango,Okla.,officiating. Mr.Latham,a graduate of Woodson High
School was born in Silverton,June 15,1937. He was an active Future
Farmer While in school. He married MARTHA REECE Aug.7,1959 in Woodson.
Before becoming associated with Texas Electric Service Co.,he was
employed by the First National Bank for 10 years. Mr.Latham was a
member of Williams Street Church of Christ,and was active in the
Little League baseball program,a director of the Breckenridge Bass
Club and worked with the local county 4-H clubs. Survivors are his
wife;a daughter,TANYA and a son KYLE;two sisters,Mrs.FRANK BLACKERBY
of Irving,and Mrs.EARL TATE of Paradise;six brothers,DONALD of
Breckenridge,KENNETH of Plano,CRUZ of Lake Jackson,ZANE of Arlington,
POWELL of Paradise and QUEIN of Woodson. He is also survived by his
parents,Mr.and Mrs.HILMON LATHAM of Woodson and his maternal
grandmother,Mrs.ALMA EDWARDS of Abilene. Pallbearers were STAN FULLER,
J.T.CARTER,BILL LASATER,DUB COOPER,TOM WARD and R.D.TAYLOR.
LATHAM,T.W."WELDON" b:00/00/1927 d:00/00/1927
LATHAM,UNA R.JONES b:08/02/1907 d:08/21/1997
(obit under Jones,Una R.)
LEDBETTER,BABY b:05/02/1906 d:08/16/1906
LEE,DONA b:00/00/1896 d:00/00/1982
LEE,ELBERT BRYAN b:09/09/1896 d:11/10/1960
LEE, E. B.
Elbert Bryon Lee,64,of Woodson died in Throckmorton Memorial Hospital
Thursday,Nov.10,after an illness of several years.He was born Sept.9,
1896 at Edna,Texas. He came to Throckmorton County from Coryell County
in 1906. He was a farmer and lived near Woodson until a few years ago
when he moved into Woodson. Survivors include his wife of Woodson,the
former DONA WHITAKER;one son,WAYNE LEE of Alburquerque;two daughters,
Mrs.MARVIN BELLAH,Woodson and Mrs.D.L.STROUD,Midland;three brothers,
CLYDE of Grand Prairie,MILTON of Woodson and EARL of Midland;three
sisters,Mrs.LELA GARNER,Deming.N.M.,Mrs.EULA CHAMBERS,KERRVILLE and
Miss IRENE LEE of Breckenridge;and 7 grandchildren. Funeral services
were held in the First Baptist Church in Woodson,Saturday,Nov.12 at
2p.m. with the Rev.C.R.Burt,former pastor of the church and now of
Abilene,in charge of the service. Merriman Funeral Home of
Throckmorton was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Woodson
Cemetery.Nephews were pallbearers.
LEE,INFANT b:09/29/1947 d:09/27/1947
"infant of Thomas Ollin and Lometa May(Allen)Lee"
LEE,INFANT b:05/09/1949 d:05/09/1949
"infant of Thomas Ollin and Lometa May(Allen)Lee"
LEE,IRENE b:09/13/1913 d:02/16/1989
LEE,JAMES HARVEY b:02/14/1872 d:10/25/1943
LEE,JUANITA E."NETER"GARNER b:10/25/1910 d:03/03/1970
LEE, Juanita E.
Funeral Services were held Thursday at 2:30p.m. in the Chapel of
Memories for Mrs.BILL LEE,59,of Woodson,who died in a Throckmorton
Hospital Tuesday. Calvin White,minister of Loving Highway Church of
Christ in Graham officiated. Burial was in Woodson Cemetery under the
direction of Melton Funeral Home.Born Oct.22,1910 in Eastland County,
she married WILLIAM M.LEE in Woodson in 1936.They returned to Woodson
in 1968 after living in Crosbyton for several years. Mr.LEE died in
February,1969. Survivors include a daughter,Mrs.JAMES SCOGGINS of
Lubbock;five sisters,Miss RUTH GARNER and Mrs.S.J.WALKER,both of
Woodson,Mrs.HARVEY EDLER of Bowie,Mrs.PAUL TUCKER of Chandler,Ariz.,
and Mrs.HARDY RICHARDSON of Hereford;three brothers,HOUSTON GARNER of
Wink,AUSTIN of New Boston and BILL of Littlefield;three grandchildren.
LEE,LEMANUEL CLYDE b:04/21/1906 d:09/09/1971
LEE,LINNIE E. b:12/11/1911 d:02/22/2000
LEE,LOMETA MAY b:09/24/1915 d:03/19/1970
LEE, Lometa May
Funeral services were held Saturday at 2p.m. in Satterwhite's Chapel
of Grace for Mrs.Lometa May Lee,54,905 North Coakwood who died
Thursday at 2:55p.m. in Stephens Memorial Hospital. She had been ill
the past two years and had been seriously ill for the past few weeks.
Harry Weaver officiated and burial was in Woodson Cemetery under the
direction of Satterwhite Funeral Home. Born Sept.24,1915 in Comanche
County,she came to Breckenridge from Woodson and had lived in this
community since 1957. Survivors include five daughters,Mrs.W.A.CARLTON
of Pasadena,Mrs.CLIFFORD SANDERS,Mrs.BETH MEREDITH,Miss BARBARA
SELLERS and Mrs.JAMES BOLAND all of Breckenridge;two sons,MARSHALL
LEE of Lampkin and EDWARD LEE of Clyde;two brothers,W.R.ALLEN of
Stephenville and LAWRENCE ALLEN of Big Spring;one sister Mrs.SIDNEY
ERVIN of Odessa and 17 grandchildren. Pallbearers were O.E.BRADFORD,
JIMMY SPENCER,T.J.LATHAM,BILL HUFFORD,GLENN TAYLOR,JR.,HOYT MCBRIDE
and OWEN WOODWARD.
LEE,MARION WILLIAM"BILL" b:12/22/1906 d:02/07/1969
LEE,MARY ELIZABETH b:09/09/1875 d:01/09/1918
LEE,MILTON CLAUDE b:10/06/1910 d:06/06/1979
LEE,OCIE EARL b:09/01/1903 d:12/15/1977
LEE,OCIE ELMER b:09/17/1927 d:01/15/1951
LEE,RUBY C. b:09/03/1906 d:05/14/2002
LEE, Ruby C.
Ruby C.Lee,95,a former Woodson resident,died Tuesday,May 14,2002,in
Tucson,Ariz. Funeral services were held at 11:30a.m. Monday at the
Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home Chapel of Memories,with Charles Kuhn
officiating. Burial was in the Woodson Cemetery,directed by
Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home.She was born Sept.3,1906 in Young County.
She was a homemaker and a Methodist. Mrs.Lee is survived by one
daughter,JOYCE COAPLAND of Longmont,Colo.;two sons,JAMES LEE OF
Tucson,Ariz.,and TROY LEE of Ben Wheeler;nine grandchildren;and many
great-and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her
husband,EARL LEE;a son,OCIE LEE;and by sisters and brothers.
LEE,THELMA GLADYS b:02/23/1908 d:11/21/1957
LEE,THOMAS OLLIN b:07/27/1909 d:01/13/1997
LEE, Tom O.
Tom O.Lee,87,died Monday,January 13,1997,at Stephens Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be at 10a.m. Wednesday,January 15,at the Melton
Funeral Home Chapel of Memorials with Pastor Danny Lee officiating.
Burial will be in the Woodson Cemetery directed by Melton Funeral Home.
He was born on July 27,1909 in Jack County,Texas.He married LOMETA MAY
ALLEN. She preceded him in death in 1970. He was a longtime
Breckenridge resident,a roustabout and a farmer.Survivors include five
daughters,BETTY J.CARLTON of Pasadena,BARBARA FOX of Rising Star,
NORENE RUST,BETH PHILYAU and RUTH ANN BOLAND,all of Breckenridge;one
son,EDDIE LEE of Sulphur Springs;two sisters,DORA WYATT of
Breckenridge and L.V.LEE of Amarillo;four brothers,BENNIE LEE of
Breckenridge,JOHNNIE LEE of North Carolina,JIMMIE LEE of South Bend
and ROWE LEE of Ivan;34 grandchildren and 66 great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one son,MARSHALL O.LEE. Memorials
may be made to the Senior Citizens and those memorials may be left at
Melton Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be GORDON LEE,THERON LEE,GLENN
LEE,KIRK SANDERS,RICKEY KILLION and CRAIG STEPHENSON.
LENOIR,CAROLYN b:03/23/1926 d:04/12/2004 VETERAN WWII
Carolyn Lenoir,78,of Woodson,died Monday,April 12,2004 at her
residence.The body was cremated and a memorial service will be held at
Melton Kitchens Funeral Home at 2p.m. on Thursday,April 15,2004 with
Rev.Thomas Squires officiating. She was born on March 23,1926 in
Southland,Texas to JAMES BOYD MILLER and MYRA LOUISE GOODE MILLER.She
married ERNEST WALDON LENOIR on February 5,1949 in Woodson.He preceded
her in death on January 10,1997. She had worked as a secretary for Ben
Dean Sr.,and was a homemaker.She was a U.S.Womens Army Corp Veteran of
WWII. She is survived by three daughters,JANE ELLEN LENOIR of Woodson,
MARY ANN ALLISON of Arlington and MYRA GAY LENOIR of Dallas;two sons,
JACOB LENOIR of Strawn and JAMES THOMAS LENOIR of Arlington;five
grandchildren,LAURA MARIE ROBINSON of Woodson,CAROLYN ELIZABETH
ALEXANDER of Woodson,JACOB ROBERT ALEXANDER of Woodson,WILL ALLISON of
San Antonio and MAKAYLA LENOIR of Strawn.
LENOIR, Ernest Waldon b:11/13/1917 d:01/10/1997 VETERAN WWII
Ernest Waldon Lenoir,79,of Woodson,died Friday,January 10,1997,at his
residence. Funeral service was held at 3p.m. Monday,January 13,at the
St.Andrews Episcopal Church with Rev.Carter Croft officiating.Burial
was in the Woodson Cemetery directed by Melton Funeral Home. He was
born on Nov.13,1917 in Crosbyton,Texas. He married CAROLYN MILLER on
February 5,1949 in Woodson. He was a longtime Woodson resident. He
worked in maintenance for the West Texas Municipal Water District. He
was a U.A.Army Veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife,
CAROLYN LENOIR of Woodson;three daughters,JANE ELLEN ALEXANDER of
Woodson,MARY ANN ALLISON of Arlington and MYRA GAY LENOIR of Dallas;
two sons,BILL JAKE LENOIR of Strawn and JAMES THOMAS LENOIR of
Arlington;two sisters,ESTELLA HUDSON of Bangs and ADDILINE DAVIS of
Mexico;and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters,
KATIE THOMAS and EVA MAE BAUGH. Pallbearers were DEWEY WOODWARD,ROY
BURL OLIVER,STANLEY BEENE,CHUCK COOK,J.C.MATHIEWS and CLINT HARPER.
LENOIR,JAKE b:00/00/1880 d:00/00/1946
LENOIR,JESSIE b:00/00/1893 d:00/00/1969
LEONARD,RICHARD ROYCE b:04/11/1926 d:11/08/1926
LILLY,LORENE OVERCASH b:11/07/1895 d:08/25/1981
(obit)note:headstone reads Overcash,Lorene
Lorene Overcash Lilly,85,of Woodson,died at 10:55p.m.Tuesday in
Throckmorton County Memorial Hospital after a long illness.Services
will be at 3:30p.m. Thursday at Woodson Church of Christ,directed by
Melton Funeral Home of Breckenridge. Mike Cox will officate.Burial
will be in Woodson Cemetery. Born LORENE NEWTON Nov.7,1895 in Taylor
County,she came to Woodson in 1912 from Haskell. She was a housewife
and a member of Woodson Church of Christ. Survivors include four sons,
FOYE and GENE OVERCASH,both of Grayford,WADE OVERCASH of Phoenix,Ariz.,
and JIM BILL OVERCASH of Woodson;a sister,MAUDE BYRD of Houston;10
grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
LIPPS,ALBERTA b:03/31/1904 d:01/20/1988
Alberta Lipps,83,died Wednesday at Stephens Memorial Hospital.Services
were at 2p.m. Friday at Merriman Funeral Home Chapel in Throckmorton
with the Rev.Mike Schaffer officiating.Burial was in Woodson Cemetery.
She was a lifetime resident of Throckmorton County and a retired
lunchroom cook. She was a member of the Methodist Church and the
widow of KIRBY LIPPS. Survivors include a son,JAMES LIPPS of Woodson;
five daughters,HAZEL MATHIEWS of Woodson,BILLIE JOHNSON of San Antonio,
BARBARA HOLT of Kennedale,YVONNE HARRISON of Lockhart and EVONNE
CRUDGINGTON of Breckenridge;11 grandchildren and 16
LIPPS,HENRY KIRBY b:12/06/1904 d:12/03/1986
LIPPS, H. Kirby
H.Kirby Lipps,81,died at 6:25p.m. Wednesday at Humana Hospital in
Abilene. Services were at 2p.m. Friday at Melton Funeral Home Chapel
of Memories with the Rev.Mike Shafer,pastor of Woodson Methodist
Church officiating. Burial was in Woodson Cemetery under the direction
of Melton Funeral Home. Born Dec.6,1904 in Belton,he moved to
Throckmorton County from Breckenridge in 1955. He was a farmer,an
oilfield worker and had worked for Tolles Laundry and Cleaners until
his retirement in 1965. He was a member of the Woodson Methodist
Church. Survivors include five daughters,HAZLE MATHIEWS of Woodson,
BILLIE JOHNSON of San Antonio,BARBARA HOLT of Kennedale,WYVONNE
HARRISON of Lockhart and EVONNE CRUDGINGTON of Breckenridge;one son,
JAMES LIPPS of Woodson;three sisters,RUBY FARRIS of Slayton,BESSIE
TAYLOR of Lubbock and FRANKIE FAULKNER of Carlsbad,N.M.;one brother,
VANCE LIPPS of Slayton;13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Grandsons were pallbearers.
LITTLE,ALTON CURTIS"TONY" b:03/13/1910 d:12/03/1986 VETERAN WWII
LITTLE,BLANCHE GERTRUDE b:10/07/1893 d:11/10/1985
Blanche Little,92,of Woodson died Nov.10,1985 in Throckmorton Hospital.
Services were at 2p.m. Monday at First Christian Church in Woodson
with the Rev.Diane Caughron,officiating.Burial was in Woodson Cemetery
with arrangements under direction of Merriman Funeral Home. Mrs.Little
was born Oct.7,1893 in Houston County. She was a retired United States
Postal worker.She and OLEN LITTLE were married Jan.3,1909 in Woodson.
He preceded her in death in 1956. Survivors include three daughters
MOZELLE SMITH and ROBBIE KNOY of Throckmorton and VANADA LITTLE of
Woodson;a son,BILL LITTLE of McCamey;nine grandchildren;and several
LITTLE,ETHEL D. WALKER b:06/24/1921 d:12/06/2003
(obit)note:headstone reads Walker,Ethel
LITTLE, Ethel Dempsey Walker
Ethel Dempsey Walker Little,82,died Saturday,Dec.6,2003,at Hendrick
Medical Center in Abilene. Graveside services were at 2p.m.Tuesday,Dec.
9,at the Woodson Cemetery with George Foley officiating. Services and
burial were directed by Morehart Mortuary.Little was born June 24,1921,
in Warrington,Chesire,England to THOMAS DEMPSEY and ETHEL SILVERS
DEMPSEY. She grew up in Warrington and graduated from St.Mary's R.C.
Girls School. She attended Warrington Technical College and Hockin
Business School in England. She married CLARENCE WALKER in England in
July 1945 and moved to Woodson in 1946. He preceded her in death in
1974. Little married ALTON LITTLE in 1982,and he preceded her in death
in 1983.She also was preceded in death by her parents,two sisters,and
three brothers. She was a devoted mother,grandmother and
great-grandmother. She was employed by the Texas Department of Human
Resources for 20 years in the Albany and Breckenridge offices. She was
a member of the Woman's Forum and participated as a volunteer in the
Senior Citizens Income Tax Program. Little is survived by a daughter,
DEBORAH and husband JERRY GILBERT of Woodson,a grandson and
granddaughter-in-law,and one great-grandson,who is expecting a little
brother due to arrive in February;and one sister of Warrington.
LITTLE,FANNIE LORETTA b:07/25/1917 d:05/14/1967 VETERAN WWII
Mrs.Fannie Loretta Little,49,of Woodson,died in the Veterans Hospital
in Big Spring at 9:55a.m.Sunday. She had been ill and in Throckmorton
Memorial Hospital since February 21,and was admitted to the Veterans
Hospital May 12. Funeral will be at 2p.m. Tuesday in the Central
Church of Christ in Woodson. Burial will be in Woodson Cemetery under
direction of Melton Funeral Home in Breckenridge. She was born July 25,
1917 in Rotan and moved to Woodson in 1929 and attended school there.
She was FANNIE LORETTA LANCASTER before her marriage to ALTON CURTIS
(TONY) LITTLE Dec.28,1940. They had lived in Woodson all their married
life. She served in the Woman's Army Corps during World War II.
Survivors include her husband;one daughter Mrs.CRUZ LATHAM of
Arlington;one grandson,TODD LATHAM of Arlington;her step-mother,Mrs.
MABRA LANCASTER of Odessa;one sister Mrs.LILLIAN HILL of Fort Worth;
two brothers,ELVIS LANCASTER of Vernon and J.D.LANCASTER of Odessa.
Pallbearers will be FELTON LEAKE,D.E.GOOD,T.J.LATHAM,JOHNNY HUFFMAN,
MARVIN BELLAH and BOBBY JOE BELLAH.
LITTLE,JOHN R. b:12/09/1874 d:06/09/1958
LITTLE,MARGARET VANADA b:03/29/1918 d:09/21/1992
LITTLE,MATTIE LENORA THOMPSON b:04/09/1890 d:08/23/1912
LITTLE,MOZELLE MCBRIDE b:12/23/1921 d:05/20/1978
LITTLE,OLEN THOMAS b:00/00/1889 d:00/00/1956
LITTLE,PEARL b:08/17/1886 d:06/09/1958
LITTLE,RAYMOND GASTON b:05/26/1908 d:08/16/1986
LITTLE, Raymond G.
Raymond G.Little,78,of Woodson,died Saturday morning at Bethania
Hospital in Wichita Falls. Funeral services were at 10a.m.Tuesday at
Melton Funeral Home Chapel with Don Pruitt,Church of Christ minister
from Adah,Okla.officiating. Burial was in Woodson Cemetery under the
direction of Melton Funeral Home. Born May 26,1908,in Woodson,he
married ROSETTA GOOD in 1937.She died Aug.20,1940. He later married
MOZELLE MCBRIDE,March 19,1950,in Woodson. She died May 20,1978. He had
been a Woodson resident all of his life. He was a farmer and a member
of the Church of Christ. Survivors include two daughters,CAROLYN TATE
of Wichita Falls and SUSAN AYERS of Oklahoma City,Okla.;one son,RANDY
LITTLE of Arlington;one sister,JOAN KING of Graham;one brother,IVAN
LITTLE of Lubbock;and 10 grandchildren.Pallbearers were SCOTT ROBINSON,
HOYT MCBRIDE,LEON LITTLE,JOE EDENS,DARRELL GOOD, and L.B.BELLAH.
LITTLE,ROSETTA GOOD b:11/30/1911 d:08/20/1940
LIVINGSTON,JOHN L. b:11/20/1888 d:06/20/1949
LIVINGSTON,MARGARET b:10/04/1879 d:12/15/1958
LOYD,FRANCES VIOLA b:05/07/1880 d:01/28/1919
LOYD,INA G. b:03/22/1903 d:03/13/1919
LOYD,OVA D. b:01/10/1907 d:01/12/1919
LUKE,ETHEL WRIGHT b:02/15/1900 d:01/23/1984