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Croley Funeral Home Records

Book 2, Croley FH   
Jan 4, 1948 - Dec. 31, 1951
 

Pg 1

1949
Page 1

Transcribed by Merry G Smith & Nell Percer:

Funerals in 1949

R. J. Bickerstaff

  Born: Jan. 6, 1902

  Died: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 30, 1948 Houston, Tx

  Age: 46 yrs., 11 mo., 24 days

  Service: Jan. 2, 1949

  Rev.

  Burial: Simpsonville Cem.


  Walter Boyd

  Born:

  Died: Dec. 31, 1948

  Age:

  Service: Jan. 2, 1949

  Rev.

  Burial: City Cem., Gilmer, Tx


  Bellie Sue McKinley

  Born: Feb. 22, 1946 Gilmer, Tx

  Died: Jan. 2, 1949 Ragland Clinic, Gilmer, Tx

  Age: 2 yrs, 10 mo., 10 days

  Services: 2:30 p.m. Jan. 3, 1949 at the First Christian Church of Big Sandy, Tx

  Rev. Geo. Dickerson

  Int: Big Sandy Cem.

  Surviors:

  Parents: Mr. & Mrs. G. D. McKinley

  Sister: Reba Joe

  Grandparents: Mr. & Mrs. L. G. McKinley & Mrs. Buddie Revell

  Body carried to home of L. G. McKinley

  Child was in clinic 4 or 5 days


  D.W. Spear

  born:

  Died: Jan. 2, 1949

  Age:

  Service: Jan. 3, 1949

  Rev.

  Burial: Morris Cem.


  William Oscar Tuel

  Born: Dec. 17, 1893 Upshur Co.

  Passed away: Jan. 3, 1949 about 7:00 p.m. at his home in Dallas, Texas. 1313 Skiles St.

  Age: 55 years 16 days

  Services: 2:00 p.m. Jan. 5, 1949 at the Enon church

  Rev. R. R. Stracner

  Internment in Enon Cemetery

  Survivors:

  Wife: Mrs. Vida Tuel ----Dallas

  Son: Wallace Turl ----Hanna, Wyo.

  Daughters: Mrs. Birdell Allen --- Longview

  Mrs. Sibyl Harrington ---London, England

  Bros.: C. C., Randalph, Jim, Earl -----Gilmer

  Joe ---Dallas

  Tom &Pete Sullivan ----Corcana, Tx

  Sisters: Mrs. C. A. Bloust, Mrs. John Wyatt -----Gilmer

  Mrs. Manie Smith -----Dallas

  Mrs. C.C  Reynolds, Mrs. Jo Longshore ----Sterling City, Tx

  five g.c. and a number of neices & nephews

  Moved to Dallas from Gilmer about five years ago.


  Mrs. E. H. Seago

  Born: March 12, 1885 Smith county, texas

  Passed away: 10:05 Jan. 9, 1949 at her home in Big Sandy Texas

  Age: 63 years, 9 mo. 27 days

  Services: 3:00 p.m. Jan. 10, 1949 Big Sandy Church of Christ

  Rev. Chas Moser

  Interment in Big Sandy Cemetery


  Mrs. Elizabeth Matthis

  Born: July 28, 1908 Upshur County

  Passed away: 11:57 p.m. Jan. 10, 1949 Big Sandy, Tx

  Age: 40 years 5 mo. 12 days

  Services: 3:00 p.m. Jan. 11, 1949 Locust Grove Church near Big Sandy

  Rev. Chas Moser

  Interment in Locust Grove Cemetery

  Survivors:

  Sister: Mrs. Lester Johnson ------Big Sandy

  Mrs. Otto Wheeler ---------Big Sandy

  Mrs. Marvin Johnson -----Kilgore

  Mrs. S. W. Wharton ------Carbon

  Bro. J. T. Hardway -----Big Sandy

  Mother: Mrs. Emma Hardway ------Kilgore

  and other relatives

  Passed away at the home of sister Mrs. Lester Johnson


  Jackie Lynn McClelland

  11:40 p.m.

  Born: Jan. 10, 1949 Ragland Clinic -- Gilmer

  Passed away: Jan. 10, 1949 Ragland Clinic -- Gilmer

  Age: 0-0-0

  Services: 3:00 p.m. Jan. 12, 1949 Floyd Cemetery

  Internment: Floyd Cemetery

  Rev. Homer Petty

  Survuved by:

  Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Jack McClelland ---Gilmer

  Sister: Patricia Ann ----Gilmer

  g.p. Mr. & Mrs. Nick McClelland --Gilmer

  Mr. & Mrs. H. D. Keel --- Gladwater

  and other reletives


  Mrs. Rosa R. Tucker

  Born: Sept. 19, 1867 -- Georgia

  Passed away: 3:15 p.m. Jan. 11, 1949

  Age: 81 years 3 mo. 23 days

  Services: 3:00 p.m. Jan. 12, 1949 New Hopewell Baptist Church

  Rev. H. P. Shaw & A. W. Robertson


  Mrs. Laura C. Waller

  Born: Jan. 10, 1876 Upshur County

  Passed away: 5:20 a.m. Jan. 13, 1949

  Age: 73 years 3 days

  Services: 2:00 p.m. Jan. 14, 1949 Oak Hill Baptist church

  Rev. J. C. Daily & R. R. Stracner

  Internment: Oak Hill Cemetery

  Survivors:

  Sons: Aldo, Christian (should be Clinton), Neely, Glynn of Gilmer

  Daughters: Mrs. Will Chandler of Gilmer

  Mrs. Marvin Hart of Longview

  seven g. c. & one g.g.c.


  O.L. Davis

  Born: March 14, 1903 -- Gilmer, Texas

  Passed away: 11:45 p.m. Jan. 13, 1949 -- Gilmer, Texas

  Age: 45 years 9 mo. 29 days

  Services: 2:00 p.m. Jan. 15, 1949 Union Ridge church

  Rev. Wayne Jones --M. E. -- Pittsburg

  John Hollingsworth --Bap. -- Mt. Pleasant

  Buried in: Pleasant Grove Cemetery

  Survivors:

  Wife: Oleta Davis -- Union Ridge

  Bro. J. F. Davis --Dallas

  Parents: Mr. & Mrs. J. L. Davis -- Upshur Co., Tx


  Calvin J. Reeves

  Born: Oct. 1, 1875 in Okahoma

  Passed away: 4:15 p.m. Jan. 15, 1949

  Age: 73 years 3 mo. 14 days

  Services: 2:00 p.m. Jan. 17, 1949 Simpsonville church of christ

  Rev. Wayne McClusky & H. V. Gray

  Burial: Simpsonville Cemetery


  Cordell Foster

  Born: June 20, 1920 -- Upshur County

  Passed away: 2:15 p.m. Jan. 15, 1949 at McKinney, Texas in a Veterans Hospital.

  Age: 28 years 6 mo. 24 days

  Services: 2:30 p.m. Jan. 19, 1949 in Chapel

  Burial: City Cemetery

  Rev. C. W. Johnson --- McKinney


  P.F.C. Jessie C. Pittman ----US Army WWII

  Born:

  Died: Aug. 11, 1944

  Age:

  Service: Jan. 18, 1949 first M.E. Church

  Rev. Wayne McCluskey

  Burial: City Cemetery

  Arrived Gilmer from overseas Jan 17, 1949


  Sgt. Hal Crosby Walton --- US Army WWII

  Born:

  Died: Feb. 28, 1944

  Age: 27 yrs 7 mo. 7 days

  Services: 2:00 Jan. 21, 1949 Chapel

  Rev.

  burial: City Cemetery


  Mrs. Morgan V. (Belle) Baker

  Born: Dec. 29, 1866 Upshur County

  Passed: 8:50 a.m. Jan. 23, 1949 at her home near Pritchett

  Age: 80 years 24 days

  Services: 2:00 p.m. Jan. 24, 1949 at Chapel

  Rev. Wayne McCleskey

  Burial: in Pleasant Hill Cem.

  Survivors:

  Husband: Morgan V. Baker -- Gilmer

  Bro. Sam McCullaugh -- FtWorth

  Sister: Miss Nannie McCullaugh --Gilmer

  and other relatives


  Eugene B. Campbell

  Born: Sept. 9, 1865 Leesburg, Tex

  Passed away: 2:15 p.m. Jan. 26, 1949 at home in Gladewater, Texas

  Age: 83 years, 4 mo., 17 days

  Services: 11:00 a.m. Jan. 25, 1949 Gladewater First M.E. Church, pastor of that church in charge.

  Burial: City Cemetery of Fairfield, Texas

  Survivors:

  Wife: Mrs. Lelia Campbell --- Gladewater

  Son: E. L. Campbell -- Greenville, Tx

  Daughters: Miss Lelia Campbell -- Gladewater

  Mrs. C. M. Lucass -- Dallas

  Mrs. N. S. Brown -- Dallas

  9 grandchildren, 7 greatgrandchildren

  Brother: W. C. Campbell -- Palestine, Tx

  sister: Mrs. Rosa Parker -- Palestine. Tx


  Jas. Lewis Mathis

  Born:

  Died: Jan. 31, 1949 1500 Cresent Drive,Tyler, Tex.

  Age:

  Services: 2:00 p.m. Feb. 1, 1949 Church of Christ, Pritchett, Tex.

  Rev.

  Burial: Pritchett Cem.


  Mrs. W. C. (Annie Mae) Huggins

  Born: Sept. 25, 1894 in Upshur Co.

  Passed away: 10:30 a.m. Jan. 31, 1949 Gilmer, Tex., Ragland Clinic

  Age: 54 years, 4 mo., 6 days

  Services: 2:00 p.m. Feb. 1, 1949 Concord Church

  Rev. Homer Petty

  Burial: Concord Cem.

  Survivors:

  Husband: W. C. Huggins

  Sons: Z. T. & Austin Huggins -- Ewell

  Daughter:Mrs. Carroll Sewell -- Union Ridge

  Bros.: Jas. T. Threadgill

  Hugh L. Threadgill

  Nelson Threadgill

  Sisters: Mrs. Lou Powell -- Dallas

  Mrs. Rosy Pritchett


  Mrs. Gertrude Bassel

  Born: Nov. 10, 1878 Palo Pinta, Tex.

  Died: Feb. 2, 1949 Gilmer, Tex.

  Age: 70 years, 2 mo., 22 days

  Services: 3:00 p.m. Feb. 3, 1949 Stephensville, Tex.

  Rev. Wayne McCluskey

  Burial: Stephensville Cem.


  Mrs. A. V. (Onella) Haigwood

  Born: March 28, 1913 Upshur, County

  Passed: 9:00 p.m. Feb. 2, 1949 Seatle  & White Hospital, Temple, Texas

  Age: 35 years, 10 mo., 4 days

  Services: 2:30 p.m. Feb. 4, 1949 Locust Grove Baptist Church

  Rev. Ralph Rowlin

  Burial in Locust Grove Cem.

  Survivors:

  Husband: A.V. Haigwood -- Big Sandy

  Daughters: Miss Peggy Ann -- Big Sandy

  Miss Mary Elizabeth -- Big Sandy

  Miss Bettie Joe -- Big Sandy

  Bros.: Frank Bond -- Pritchett

  Fred Bond -- Big Sandy

  Lawrence Bond -- Corpus Christie

  Walter Bond -- Gladewater

  Sisters: Mrs. C. H. Merritt -- DeBerry, Tex.

  Mrs. E. H. Stewart -- Benton , Ark.


  Mrs. Janie Goodson

  Born: Oct. 14, 1872 Wood County, Texas

  Died: Feb. 3, 1949 11:20 p.m. Gilmer, Rt. 2

  Age: 76 years, 3 mo., 19 days

  Services: 2:00 p.m. Feb. 5, 1949 at Grice

  Rev. Homer Petty

  Burial in Grice Cem.

  Survivors:

  Bros.: Tom Warren -- Beaumont

  G. E. Warren --Gilmer


  Mrs. A.L. "Edna" Moore

  Born: Aug. 20, 1910 Horatio, Ark.

  Passed away: 2:15 p.m. Feb. 5, 1949 John Sealy Hospital, Galveston, Texas

  Age: 38 years, 5 mo., 15 days

  Services: 2:00 p.m. Feb. 7, 1949 Hopewell Church

  Burial: Hopewell Cem.

  Rev. T. J. Harrison, Latch Baptist Church

  Survivors:

  Husbans: A.L. Moore -- Bay Cliff, Tex.

  Daughters: Miss Wanda Rose -- Latch

  Miss Mary Alice -- Latch

  Sister: Mrs. Lewis Jenkins -- Tyler

  PB. Matherson Moore, Douglas Moore, T. J. Stanley, Barney Vaughn, Louis Jenkins, Bobbie Byrd

  Mother- Mrs. Alice Farrell, San Antonio


  Vallie B. Peteet

  Born: Feb. 22, 1876 Upshur County

  Passed away: 1:15 p.m. Feb. 9, 1949 at his home in Ashland, Texas

  Age: 72 years, 11 mo., 17 days

  Services: 2:00 p.m. Feb. 12, 1949 Ashland Baptist Church

  Rev.

  Burial: Ashland Cem.

  Survivors:

  Wife: Florence Peteet -- Ashland

  Sons: Jas. R. & Cleo. Peteet -- Longview

  Daughters: Mrs. F. N. Spear -- Killgore

  Mrs. H.H. Dickerson -- Longview

  Mrs. W. H. Hubble -- Green Core Springs, Fla.

  Mrs. D. A. Crowley -- New York city

  Bros.: C. F. Peteet -- Harlton

  C. H. Peteet -- Ashland

  Sisters: Mrs. W. W. Baxter -- Longview

  Mrs. J. B. Woodfin -- De Kalb

  PB: Emmett Carington, Gordon Reder, Elmer Irby, R.L. Irby Jr., Hy Irby, J.W. Woodfin, C.T. Peteet Jr., John
  Calvin Peteet.


  A. M. McLain

  Born: April 8, 1878 Wing Co., Ill.

  Passed away: 11:20 a.m. Feb. 12, 1949 Upshur Co.

  Age: 70 years, 10 mo., 4 days

  Services: 2:00 p.m. Feb. 13, 1949 Pleasant Hill Church

  Burial: Pleasant Hill Cem.

  Rev.

  Survivors:

  Step Bro., Geo. H. Stone -- Pritchett

  Half Sister: Mrs. W. O. Dodson -- Hallsville, Texas


  Chas. P. Powell

  Born: Dec. 25, 1870 Ala.

  Passed away: 8:00 a.m. Feb. 14, 1949 Ashland, Tex.

  Age: 78 years, 1 mo., 19 days

  Services: 3:00 p.m. Feb. 15, 1949 Ashland Baptist Church

  Rev. Morris Dickens of Marshall, Tex.

  Burial: Ashland Cem.

  Survivors:


  Mrs. Hugh ( Ethel Knowles) Porter

  Born:

  Died: 10:30 a.m. Feb. 12, 1949 Kingsville, Tex.

  Age: 64 years, 6 mo., 5 days

  Services: 2:30 p.m. Feb. 15, 1949 first M.E. Ch.

  Rev. Wayne McCluskey

  Burial: City Cem.


  Miss Jannie Fletcher

  Born: Oct. 24, 1870 in La.

  Passed away: 8:20 p.m. Feb. 14, 1949 at her home near Gilmer

  Age: 78 years, 3 mo., 20 days

  Services: 3:00 p.m. Feb. 16, 1949 at Chapel

  Rev. Simmons - Gilmer

  Burial: Morris Cem.

  Survivors:

  Bro. Chas. Fletcher -- West Mt.

  Sisters: Miss Lee Fletcher -- West Mt.

  Mrs. T. W. Warren -- West Mt.


  Jas. Jackson Wheeler

  Born: Feb. 13, 1866 Wood County, Tex.

  Passed away: 11:00 p.m. Feb. 15, 1949 at his home in Glenwood Community

  Age: 83 years, 2 days

  Services: 10:00 a.m. Feb. 18, 1949 Glenwood ME Church

  Rev. D. E. Sneller, Obie Baker

  Burial: Glenwood Cem.

  Survivors:

  Wife: Lydia Hines Wheeler

  Sons: W. A. Wheeler -- Port Arthur, Tex.

  J. E. Wheeler -- Washington D. C.

  Zurkil Wheeler -- Glenwood

  Hilton Wheeler -- Glenwood

  Daughters: Mrs. Leonard Kirk -- Bertsam, Tex.

  Mrs. Leslie Shilling -- Burnett, Tex.

  10 g children

  sisters: Mrs. J.J. Stephens -- Gilmer

  Mrs. Mary Vaugh, Gilmer

  PB: L.D. Webb, M.C. Alexander, Jim Lester, L.L. Berry, Norman Trice, W.A. "Bill" Sensing

  Owens Quartet


  Nick McClelland

  Born: Jan. 12, 1877 Ala.

  Passed away: 7:00 a.m. Feb. 20, 1949 Gilmer, Tex.

  Age: 72 years, 1 mo., 8 days

  Services: 2:30 p.m. Feb. 21, 1949 Chapel

  Burial: Floyd Cemetery

  Survivors:

  Wife: Connie McClelland --Gilmer

  Son: Jack McClelland -- Gilmer

  Daughters: Miss Bernice -- Gilmer

  Miss Zelda -- Gilmer

  Miss Virgie -- Gilmer

  Mrs. J. M. Bates -- Gilmer

  Mrs. R. P. Higginbotham -- Gilmer

  Mrs. C. J. White -- Gilmer

  Mrs. O. B. Dillard -- Gilmer

  8 grandchildren

  Bro. Well McClelland -- New London, Tex.


  1st. SGT. Herman Lee Nolan ----- US Army WWII

  Born: March 13, 1921 Mineola, Tex.

  Passed away: Feb. 18, 1945 Mach-gun fire on Lujon

  Age: 24 years, 11 mo., 5 days

  Services: 2:30 p.m. Feb. 27, 1949 Little Mound Baptist Church

  Rev. Obie Barton, Rev. John Hollingsworth

  Burial: Little Mound Cem.

  Survivors:

  Mother & Step father: Mr. & Mrs. R. W. Franklin -- Pittsburg, Tex.

  Son: Freddie Lee Nolan -- Live Oak, Calif.

  Step Bro. Jimmie Franklin -- Calif.

  Step Sisters: Mrs. Bill Ballinger -- Dallas

  Mrs. Leslie Gaston -- Tyler

  Escort: Sgt. Harry S. Tucker


  Mrs. W. A. McIntoch

  Born: Aug. 12, 1883

  Passed away: Feb. 27, 1949, 3:30 a.m. Gilmer, Texas

  Age: 65 years, 6 mo., 13 days

  Services: 3:30 p.m. Feb. 28, 1949 Chapel

  Rev. Kelly Simmons & J. D. Fielden

  Burial: City Cem.

  Survived by:

  Husband: W. A. McIntoch -- Gilmer

  Daughters: Mrs. Selma A. Redgway -- Paris

  Mrs. Ima Sue Stephens -- Amarillo, Tex.

  Bros.: R. H. & J. F. Lockhart -- Amarillo. Tex.

  Sisters: Mrs. Susie Shettleswath -- Amarillo, Tex.

  PB: Leslie blout, J. A. Brogaitti, W. A. Hamm, Ronnie Bishop, Paul Williams, J. M. Brooks, L. G. Martin, J.
  Kurtz

  Decons of Baptist Ch. H.P.B.


  L. A. Honeycutt

  Born: Oct. 26, 1869 Rusk Co., Tex.

  Died: March 2, 1949, 6:30 a.m. Oak Lawn Hosp. Gilmer, Tex

  Age: 79 years, 4 mo., 6 days

  Services: 2:30 p.m. March 3, 1949 Church of Christ B.S.

  Rev. C. M. Mosier

  Burial: Big Sandy Cem.

  Survivors:

  Wife: Mattie H. Honeycutt -- Big Sandy

  Sons: L. D. & W. S. -- of Gladewater

  F. P. -- of Big Sandy

  Daughter: Mrs. L. L. Gand -- Tyler

  11 g. c. and 9 g.g.c.

  Bro. B. L. Honeycutt -- Mineola

  Sister: Mrs. Paul Blackshare -- Dallas


  Mrs. B. R. Gaddis

  Born: Aug. 20, 1869 -- Ala.

  Died: 9:55 a.m. March 2, 1949 -- Cox

  Age: 79 years, 6 mo., 12 days

  Services: Cox Baptist Church 3:30 p.m. March 3, 1949

  Burial: City Cem., Gilmer

  Survivors:

  Husband: B. R. Gaddis -- Cox

  Daughter: Mrs. Hunter Monts -- Cox

  Bro. Lum Davis -- Simpsonville


  J. Frank Davis

  Born: Aug. 26, 1870 -- Upshur co., Tex.

  Died: 7:53 p.m. March 2, 1949 Shady Grove

  Age: 78 years, 6 mo., 6 days

  Services: Maple Springs Baptist Ch.

  Rev. T. W. Smith

  Burial: Paron Cem. Near Shady Grove

  Survivors:

  Wife: Mrs. J. F. Davis -- Shady Grove

  Son: Sherman Davis -- Shady Grove

  Daughter: Mrs. R. P. Richey -- Gladewater

  3 g.c.

  Bro. J. M. Davis -- Harlingen

  Sister: Mrs. Nettie Sewell -- Dallas

  A number of nieces and nephews

  Lived in Upshur all life.


  Susan Finny

  Born: Jan. 6, 1862 Ala.

  Died: 11:05 a.m. March 7, 1949 Pittsburg, Tex.

  Age: 87 years, 2 mo., 1 day

  Services: 2:00 p.m. March 8, 1949 Grice

  Rev. Sam Dacus & Bro. Findley

  Burial: Grice Cem.

  Survivors:

  son: Arthur Finny

  Daughters: Mrs. Srthur Riggs -- Grice

  Mrs. Boss Burnett -- Grice

  Mrs. Neil Shrum -- Pittsburg

  Mrs. Noah Smith -- Grice

  Grandson were pallbears

  19 g.c. 26 great g.c.


  Tec. 5 Arnold R. Steelman US Army WWII

  Born: Jan. 21, 1920 Rosewood Com., Upshur Co., Tex.

  Died: April 17, 1943 in North Africa

  Age: 23 years, 2 mo., 26 days

  Arrived, Gilmer March 9, 1949

  Services: March 11, 1949 2:00 p.m. Hopewell Ch.

  Rev. A. W. Robertson

  Burial: Hopewell Cem.

  Survivors:

  Father: C. M. Steelman (Latch Community) Gilmer

  Wife: Bonnie J. Steelman Smith -- Dallas, Tex.

  9 neices, 2 nephews

  Bros.: Freeman Steelman (gov. Hosp.) Waco, Tex.

  Roger Steelman -- Gilmer

  Sisters: Mrs. Evie Minshew -- Gilmer

  Mrs. Pauline Bullard -- Gilmer

  Was in Tank Division in North Africa. Tank fell through Bridge.

  PB: Joe Hamberlon, Woodroe Wooden, Woodroe Danner, Floyd Bouknight, Jack Russell, Ray Williford,
  Travis Bland, Allen Bland.


  Mills H. Williams

  Born: Feb. 23, 1875 Upshur Co.

  Died: March 10, 1949, 9:30 p.m. Home near Gilmer

  Age: 74 years, 17 days

  Services: 11:00 a.m. March 12, 1949 New Diana Baptist Ch.

  Rev. Nolan Boughton

  Survivors:

  Wife: Susie Williams -- Gilmer Rt. 5

  Son: Aubrey Williams -- James Rt. 1

  Daughters: Mrs. A. F. Burnett -- Gilmer Rt. 2

  Mrs. O. L. Hickey -- James

  14 g.c. 9 g.g.g.c.

  Member Gracton Baptist Ch. 31 years

  Present home place 30 years

  PB: Jim & Troy Williams, Mills & A. W. Burnett, Oliver Hickey Jr. & Junior Isham.


  1st. Lt. Harold T. Cobb Air Corps. US Army WWII

  Born: Aug. 31, 1923 New Diana, Texas

  Died: Aug. 15, 1945 Jap. Prison Camp

  Age: 21 years, 11 mo., 14 days

  Services: 3:00 p.m. March 13, 1949 New Diana ME Church

  Rev. Durand Bonner, First Baptist Ch., Cooper, Texas

  Noland Boughton First Baptist Ch., New Diana

  Horace Thornburg First ME. Ch., New Diana

  Burial: Ashland Cem.

  Survivors:

  Parents: Mr. & Mrs. E. A. Cobb -- Gilmer

  Bro. Thas. Cobb age 8, Gilmer

  Sister: Mrs. Geo. C. Westervelt Jr. -- Corpus Christie, Tex.

  Was shot down over Japan on 32nd bombing mission, June 26, 1945. Was in Jap. Prison Camp until Aug.
  15, 1945 at which time he, along with the rest of his crew were executed.

  Pallbears: Fireing Squad, Color Guard, Buglers and Plane formation were out of Barksdale Field.

  6 Captains as PBs.


  Mrs. H. D. Keel

  Born: sept. 24, 1898 Arkansas

  Died: March 15, 1949 2:45 p.m. Gregg Hosp., Longview

  Age: 50 years, 5 mo., 21 days

  Services: 2:00 p.m. March 16, 1949 Chapel

  Burial: Mattinburg Cem., Camp Co., Texas

  Rev. Homer Petty

  Survivors:

  Husband: H. D. Keel -- Gladewater

  Son: Hugh Edward Keel -- Gladewater

  Daughters: Mrs. A. S. Malloy -- gladewater

  Mrs. G. W. Brown -- Hawkins

  Mrs. Jack McChelland -- Gilmer

  Mrs. J. C. Oden Keel -- Gladewater

  Eight grandchildren

  Stepsisters: Mrs. C. J. Jones -- Freeman Ark.

  Mrs. W. T. Yarbough -- Newark Ark.

  Mrs. B. L. Graves -- Newark Ark.

  Owens Quartet at Chapel


  Mrs. G. H. Stone ( Margaret Edna)

  Born: March 3, 1877 Tenn.

  Died: 12:05 a.m. March 16, 1949 at home of daughter, Mrs. G. A. Stone. 2 miles East of Pittsburg Texas.

  Age: 72 years, 13 days

  Services: 2:00 p.m. March 17, 1949 Grice Church

  Rev. Sam Darcus

  Burial: Grice Cem.

  Survivors:

  Husband: G. H. Stone -- Pritchett

  Sons: Ray Smith -- Lomesa

  Raymond Smith -- Crow

  D. B. Smith -- Borger

  C. C. Smith -- Rhonesboro

  Daughters: Mrs. Annie Wilkerson -- Latch

  Mrs. Ethel McCoy -- Bettie

  Mrs. Floy Connally -- Eagle Pass

  Mrs. G. A. Stone -- Pittsburg, Rt. 4

  22 gc. 12 ggc.

  Bro. E. M. Lee

  Member Methodist Church 50 years


  Jas Madison Starkey

  Born: Feb. 12, 1868 Gilmer, Texas

  Died: 6:40 p.m. March 15, 1949 425 Yale St., Houston Texas

  Age: 81 years, 1 mo., 3 days

  Services: 11:00 a.m. March 17, 1949 Chapel

  Rev. R. C. Holloway Pritchett Ch of Christ

  Burial: West Mt. Cem.

  Hide Park funeral Home of Houston brought him to Gilmer. He had Policy with them. We handled service
  on this end.


  Jessie I. Driggers

  Born: Oct. 11, 1881 Glenwood Com., Upshur Co., Texas

  Died: 4:15 p.m. March 18, 1949 at his home in Gilmer

  Age: 67 years, 5 mo., 7 days

  Services: 10:00 a.m. March 21, 1949 Chapel

  Rev. Maples

  Burial: City Cem. Gilmer

  Survivors:

  Bro.: P. R. Driggers -- Compton Calif.

  Sisters: Mrs. Maudie Baird -- Compton Calif.

  Mrs. Mildred Purnell -- Dallas Texas

  several nieces and nephews

  PB?s:Dave Pickens, Conard Florence, John Bruner, Elmer Rutledge, Edward Florence, Al Barrett.

  Member of gilmer Baptist Ch. 35, Years

  (B. D. Driggers ---Geo.)

  (Cassie Florence ---Texas)

  Dr. Childress


  2nd Lt. Guy L. Dow 01014482 US Army World War II

  Born: Feb. 19, 1917 near Big Sandy Texas

  Passed away: Aug. 19, 1945 on Okinawa

  Age: 28 years, 6 mo.

  Arrived: Gilmer Texas March 23, 1949 Health Permit # g.f.131R..10

  Services: 2:00 p.m. March 24, 1949 Big Sandy Bap. Ch.

  Rev. Obie Barton of Corsicana Texas

  Burial: Hoover Cem. near Big Sandy Texas

  Military Funeral, Luke Lutomsky Post 636 in charge

  D. G. Moorman Post Commander Big Sandy

  Survivors:

  Parents: Mr. & Mrs. J. E. Dow --Big Sandy

  Son: Gary Wayne Dow (age 6) -- Tyler

  Wife: Mrs. Ila Fay Dow Raley -- Tyler

  Bros.: C.E. Bill Dow -- Tyler

  H. D. Dow -- Plain Dealing, La.

  Sisters: Mrs. Frank Nelson -- Tyler

  Mrs. Nina McCurry -- Tyler

  Married Ila Fay Stanley Aug. 19, 1941

  PB?s: Jack Edgar, Hugh Carter Jr., Howard Forey, Graham Hoover, Lois Hill, Bill Parish, Odell Hobbs.

  Graduated Big Sandy High School 1936

  attended Baptist Church all life.


  Mrs. Mattie P. McElroy

  Born: June 7, 1884 Upshur co.

  Passed away: 8:45 p.m. March 19, 1949 Compton Calif.

  Age: 64 years, 9mo., 12 days

  Shipped from Los Angeles by air express 12:30 a.m. March 23, 1949

  Arrived Dallas March 23, shipped by train to GilmerTexas, via Cotton Belt, 8:27 a.m. time on arrival in Gilmer
  March 24, 1949

  Service: 4:30 p.m. March 25, 1949 Chapel

  Rev. Donald A. Boyd (Jehovah Witness) Waco Texas

  Burial in West Mt. Cem.

  Survivors:

  Husband: Charles McElroy -- Compton California

  Sons: Justin and Norman McElroy -- Compton California

  Daughter: Mrs. Erma Moore -- Compton California

  4 gc.

  Bros.: R. W. and Ervin White -- Gilmer

  Wiley White -- Big Springs

  Jack White -- Gladewater

  Sisters: Mrs. Emma Nichols -- Chickaskas Okla.

  Mrs. Drew Reynolds -- Sulphur Okla.

  Mrs. C. L. Starkley -- West Mt.


  Mrs. Vannie Hart

  Born: May 27, 1858 Georgia

  Passed away: 9:17 a.m. March 25, 1949 Gilmer

  Age: 90 years, 9 mo., 28 days

  Service: 2:00 p.m. March 27, 1949 Chapel

  Rev. A. W. Robertson

  Burial: City Cemetery

  Survivors:

  A number of neices and nephews

  PB?s: Bosie Hale, W.J. Morris, Orris Orr, Thos. Thompson, J. D. Williparel, Jas. Williparel.

  moved to Texas when 6 weeks old.

  settled in Upshur County.

  came from Georgia

  married to Tom Ragland at 17 years of age

  widow eight years

  married to Cash Hart, he passed away 20 years ago


  Mrs. J. L. Green (Annie Mae)

  Born: Jan. 3, 1893 Penolia Texas

  Passed away: 12:13 p.m. at her home, 553 Hammond St. Ft. Worth Texas, March 25, 1949

  Age: 56 years, 2 mo., 22 days

  Services: 2:00 p.m. March 27, 1949 at Enon Baptist church

  Rev. R. R. Stracener

  Burial: Enon Cem.

  Survivors:

  Husband: J. L. Green -- Ft. Worth

  Son: J. B. Green -- Enon

  Daughters: Mrs. V. M. Drennan -- Hooks

  Mrs. Raymond Crosby -- Ft. Worth

  Mrs. J. D. Danner -- Jacksonville, tex.

  Mrs. Troy Maberry -- Big Sandy

  Mrs. Truman Wade -- Houston

  8 grandchildren

  Bros.: Andrew Boulware --Beckville

  Marvin Boulware --Bethney, La.

  Sisters: Mrs. Eula Baucham -- Beckville

  Mrs. Carrie Gray -- Ellision Field, Tex.

  Resident of Upshur County 30 years before moving to Ft. Worth

  PB?s: Marshall Green, Mont McWorter, Willie Ray, Don Laney, Presley Hill, Gordon Dee Hill, Travis
  McPeek, J. C. Johnson, Jeffie Hill Edd Bowen.


  Mrs. Verdie E. Lindsey

  Born: Dec. 31, 1902 Milam Co., Texas

  Passed away: 7:30 a.m. March 26, 1949 Gilmer Texas at Oak Lawn Hospital.

  Age: 46 years, 2 mo., 25 days

  services: 4:00 p.m. March 27, 1949 Chapel

  Rev. Wilbur Tefteller (Latterday Saints Church) Rev. Chas. Hall

  Burial: Kelsey cem.

  survivors:

  Husband: J. B. Lindsey -- Gilmer

  Son: Earl Dean Lindsey -- Gilmer

  Daughter: Mrs. Jo Ann Massey -- Gilmer

  Bro.: Ervin Braddock --Dallas

  1/2 Bro.: J. C. Smith -- Ft. Worth

  Mother: Mrs. Callie Braddock -- Gilmer

  Res. of Upshur Co. 30 years

  Owen Quartet with Mrs. A.V. Robertson at the Console.

  Kelsey Quartet with Mrs. Opal Tillery at the Console.

  PB?s: D.C., Glen, Wayne, Jimmie, W., O.B., Don, & P.B. Lindsey


  T.H. McKnight

  Born: Aug. 8, 1866 Choctaw Co., Mississippi

  Died: 3 a.m. March 27, 1949 Home in Kelsey Community

  Age: 82 years, 6 mo., 19 days

  Services: 2:00 p.m. March 30, 1949 Kelsey Church

  Rev. Elders, Chas. Shirley, Wilber Tefteller

  Burial: Kelsey Cem.

  Survivors:

  Sons: Willie McKnight -- Kelsey

  Johnnie McKnight -- Standardville, Utah

  Daughters: Mrs. Ethal Case -- Salt Lake City, Utah

  Miss Kittie McKnight -- Dallas Texas

  27 g.c. 30 g.g.c.

  Bros.Jeff McKnight -- California

  Jack McKnight -- Shafta, Nevada

  Andy McKnight -- Paris

  Bud McKnight -- Arizona

  PB?s grandsons: Jack McKnight, David McKnight, Arthur McKnight, Austin McKnight, Eugene
  Barricklow, Eric Bean

  Came to Texas 1901. Lived in Delta and Bowie Countys, before moving to Upshur County.

  married to Amanda Snellings about 1901

  married to Mrs. Minnie Burns about 1933

  very active in his church.


  Claude Shoemaker

  Born: Oct. 12, 1890 Giddings Texas, Lee County

  Died: 1:45 p.m. Apr. 2, 1949 Gregg Co., Sabine Community

  Age: 58 years, 5 mo. 20 days

  Service: 3:00 p.m. Apr. 3, 1949 Chapel

  Rev. J. Looney Walters -- Kilgore, Texas Rt. 1

  burial: Morris Cem. near Gilmer

  survivors:

  Wife: Mrs. Mollie Shoemaker -- Beaumont, Texas

  Adopted daughter: Mrs. W. C. Smith -- Beaumont, Texas

  Step daughters: Mrs. B. A. Warlick -- Kilgore, Texas

  Mrs. R. L. Burkett -- Tyler, Texas

  Mrs. J. C. Pollock Jr. -- Beaumont, Texas

  11 grandchildren

  Rosco Burkett, Johnnie Ellison, Frank Williams,Frank Williams Jr., Clifford Smith, B. A. Warlick.

  Mr. & Mrs. Claude Shoemaker came to Gregg County from their home, Beaumont Texas Rt. 2 Box 142A, to
  the home of his step daughter, Mrs. B. A. Warlick, in the Sabine Community about a month ago.

  Dr. Robertson, Medical & Sergical Clinic--Kilgore, Texas

  Judge, John Snider Prect. 4 Rt. 1 Kilgore, Texas

  Steve Evans Shoemaker, Texas ---- Fathers name

  Mary Etta Copeland, Texas --- Mother?s maiden name

  Resided in Beaumont past 7 years.


  Mrs. T. D, McCrary

  Born: July 17, 1877 Mt. Plesant Texas

  Died: 4:15 p.m. April 7, 1949, Home near Gilmer, Texas

  Age: 71 years 8 mo. 20 days

  Service: 2:00 p.m. April 9, 1949 First M. E. Ch. of Gilmer, Texas

  Rev. Wayne McCleskey and Dr. S.S. McKinney of Longview

  Burial: Soule Cemetery

  Survivors:

  Husband: Rev. T. D. McCrary -- Gilmer, Texas Rt. 1 (New Hopewell Communuty)

  Sons: Guy McCrary -- Gilmer, Texas

  Jessie McCrary -- Houston, Texas

  O.T. McCrary -- Longview, Texas

  Daughters: Mrs. L. L. Duckworth -- Gilmer, Texas Rt. 1

  Mrs. E. L. Seale -- Gilmer, Texas Rt. 1

  Mrs. R. D. Dickerson -- Burkerville, Texas

  Mrs. H. T. Bonnes -- Hudson, Wisconsin

  Bro.: T. J. Wakefield -- Mt. Plesant, Texas

  1/2 sister: Mrs. Edna Garrett -- Mt. Plesant, Texas

  13 grandchildren 2 great g.c.

  PB?s: H.P. McGaughey, J. E. Boykin, Ronie Bishop, Max Croley,John McBrooks, John Brogetti, Tom
  Baxter, W.H. "Bill" Lake.

  Lived in Upshur County past 8 years. Coming here from Buckholts, Texas in Milam County. Current home
  past 4 years.

  married in Cooksville, Texas in Sept. 1894

  Fathers name: James Wakefield born in Georgia

  Mothers name: Sarah Cook born in Texas, Titus Co.

  Church Membership, first M. E. Ch. Gilmer

  Following operation in 1945. She has been in ill health.

  Hon. PB.: H. A. Morris, H. J. Reynolds, Jimmie Stewart, Frank Hill,

  exes-Dreenon, R.E. Garrett, L.L. Berry, H.L. Davis


  2nd. Lt. Lewis F. Green U.S.Army Airforce, World War 2

  Born: June 21, 1919 Old Diana Community Upshur Co., Tex

  died: Dec. 27, 1944 Southern Belgium

  Age: 25 years 6 mo. 6 days

  Service: April 17, 1949 "Sunday" 3:00 p.m. Walnut Creek Baptist Church

  Burial: Jones Cemetery near New Diana

  Pastors: Rev. Kelly Simmons, Obie Baker, Mat Davis, Rev. Bruner

  Remains arrived Gladewater from Ft. Worth 9:33 a.m.

  at Gilmer, about 10:10 a.m. Wed. April 13, 1949. Layed in state at funeral home until Saturday April 16th
  1949, and was carried home about 3:00 p.m. to stay until olay and time of service.

  Survivors:

  Father and Mother: Mr. & Mrs. William E. Green of Jones

  Six aunts and three uncles and other relatives.

  Joined Army June 27, 1939

  Received Wings July 28 1943

  overseas he was with 440th Troop Carrier Group of 96th Troop Carrier Squadron.

  Shot down by anti-aircraft fire over Southern Belgium, December 27, 1944

  Escort: 1st. Lt. James V. Colley Jr., Randolph Field, Texas

  Active PB?s: Don williams, Royce Hudgens, Oneal Tuel, bob Epperson, Max Oliver, Offie Nobles, Edgar
  Jones, Louie Smith.

  Hon. PB?s: Windfield Jones, Dall Cobb, Otis Jones, Tollie Oliver, Louis Green, Royce Plumer, Mark
  Wooten, Jack Nobles, Emmett Carrington.


  Lushan Henry Long

  Born: Gilmer, Texas March 17, 1904

  Died: May 14, 1949 Wood Hospital, Odessa Texas 12:45 a.m.

  Age: 45 years 1 mo. 14 days

  Service: 2:00 p.m. May 3rd, 1949 Glade Creek Church

  Burial: Morris Cemetery

  Pastor: Rev. Ed Sphere of Wings Chapel

  Arrived Big Sandy Texas, T.P.R.R. about 9:00 a.m. May 2, 1949

  brought overland to Gilmer where body lay in state at Funeral Home till day of service.

  Survivors:

  Wife: Mrs. Ira Bell Long -- Odessa, Texas

  Bros.: Lee Long --Brookhaven, Miss.

  J. D. Long -- Harlingen, Tex.

  Six nephews, one of whom is Horace Blanchard of Gilmer, Texas

  Two nieces

  Pallbearers: Jim Beavers, Paschal Morris, Rex. Blanchard, Everett Key, Aubrey Foster, W. B. McClendon

  Lived in Gilmer till 25 years of age.

  Lived in Odessa, Texas past 7 years. He was a driller for Phillips Oil co.

  He was son of Geo. Long of Mings Chapel community.


  Maggie Ellen Pearson

  Born: Feb. 18, 1874 Delta County Texas

  Died: 10:00 p.m. May 2, 1949 Gilmer, Texas

  Age: 75 years 2 mo. 14 days

  Service: May 4, 1949 1:00 p.m. at Chapel

  Burial: Gilmer City Cemetery

  Pastor: Bro. Raymond Whittington & Bro. Kelly Simmons

  Survivors:

  Sons: Bradley Pearson -- Dolores, Colo.

  Edley Pearson -- Monticello, Utah

  J. D. "Choe" Pearson -- Gilmer, Texas

  Ewing Pearson -- Dallas, Texas

  O.T. Pearson -- Dallas, Texas

  Tommy Pearson -- Galveston, Texas

  Daughters: Mrs. Ara Tucker --Galveston, Texas

  Mrs. Elmer Richmond --Turkey, Texas

  Mrs. Lawrence Vick -- Galveston, Texas

  Mrs. Chas Williams -- Galveston, Texas

  Mrs. Roy McCarley -- Dallas,Texas

  Bro.: Edley Ewing -- Durant, Okla.

  Sisters: Mrs. Daisy Cauley -- Comanchie, Texas

  Mrs. Jessie Cauley -- Eustace, Texas

  Mrs. Carrie Calhoun -- LaGrange, Geo.

  Mrs. Florence Kerley -- Eustace, Texas

  Mrs. Emmie Capers, "a twin Sister" -- Mineola, Texas

  27 grandchildren 28 great g.c. and other relatives

  Res. of Gilmer past 17 years

  member Church of Christ since 16 years of age

  Husband precedes her about 6 years

  p.bearers: Newt Horn, Hewell Bishop, Edd Brookshire, C. A. Massey, Elbert Stoker, James Duke.

  Fathers name: Henry L. Ewing born Dangerfield

  Mothers name: Margee Bradley born Greenville


  Henry Samuel Volner

  Born: July 10, 1887 Tenn.

  Died: 3:10 p.m. May 9, 1949 W.O.W. Hospital San Antonio Texas

  Age: 61 years 9 mo. 29 days

  Service: May 11, 1949 10:00 a.m. chapel

  Burial: Glenwood Cem. -- Glenwood Community

  Pastor: L.L. Jameson -- Ennis, Texas

  Raymond Whittington -- Gilmer Ch of Christ

  Survivors:

  Nephew: Roy Halliburton -- Dallas

  Bro.: Raymon Volner -- Bentley Ark.

  Sister: Miss Ida Volner -- Rusk, Tex.

  Neices & nephews

  in Upshur County about 19 years

  member Ch of Christ 40 years

  PB?s: Dewey Webb, J.M. and M.L. Beekham, Eugene Witcher, E.S.Nix, J. H. Pickett

  Song requested: Rock of Ages

  Old Rugged Cross

  a-sleep in Jesus

  Hon. P.B.: O. J. Phillips, V. E. Todd, Jack Lockhart, W. A. Lunsford, Hary Rutledge, C. E. Tuel


  Infant Daughter W.A. Loyd

  Born: Gilmer, Texas May 12, 1949

  Died: Gilmer, Texas May 12, 1949

  Age: 0 0 0

  Services: 2:00 p.m. May 13, 1949 at Grave

  Burial: Sand Hill Cemetery

  Pastor:

  Survivors:

  Father & Mother: Mr. & Mrs. W. A. Loyd -- Gilmer Rt. 5

  g.parents: Mrs. B.L. Loyd -- Gilmer

  Mr. B. C. Stevens -- Liberty, Tex.

  Bro. Larry Edward age 6

  Sister; Dessie Olenda age 4


  Jas. Robt. Ellis

  Born: May 7, 1878 Missouri

  Died: May 14, 1949, 11:50 p.m. Mings Chap. Community, his home

  Age: 71 years 0 mo. 7 days

  Services: 2:30 p.m. May 16, 1949 Ch of Christ, Pritchet, Tex.

  Burial: Morris Cem. near Gilmer

  Pastor: Elder, Carl Holloway

  Survivors:

  Wife: Stella Sims Ellis -- Mings Chapel

  sons: Oglesby Ellis -- Kilgore

  Elmer Ellis -- Longview

  Floyd Ellis m/sgt. -- Ft. Belvior, Va.

  Laverne Ellis -- Longview

  three grandchildren

  Bros.: John Ellis -- Gladewater

  Tom Ellis -- Brumley

  sisters: Mrs. Martha Van -- Huntsville, Ala.

  Mrs. Madenia Martin -- Greenville

  Lived in Upshur Co. since he came to Texas at age of 18

  member of Ch. of Christ 54 years

  PB?s Johnnie Cos, Carl Willeford, J. D. Baird, Frank williams, Lewis Stracner, Roy Beavers


  Mrs. Chara Johnston Melton

  Born: Feb. 7, 1874 Alabama

  Died: May 16, 1949 Car wreck near Mineola in the a.m.

  Age: 75 years 3 mo. 9 days

  Service: 3:00 p.m. May 17, 1949 Coffeeville Church

  Burial: Coffeeville Cemetery

  Pastor: Rev. J. C. Henderson

  Survivors:

  Sons: Roy Melton -- Gilmer, Rt. 5

  Hugh Melton -- New Boston

  Daughters: Mrs. Roy Isbell -- Ore City

  Mrs. Clara Coppedge -- Ore City

  Mrs. Alvin Coppedge -- Ore City

  Mrs. Paul Maddox -- Dallas

  17 g children 20 great g children

  Bros.: Knox Johnston -- Amarillo

  Columbus Johnston -- Anson

  Sisters: Mrs. Well Hamilton -- rosce Tex.

  Mrs. Geo. Murrell -- Ore City

  a number of neices & nephews

  Res. of Upshur County 66 years

  Baptist Ch 60 years

  Husband, Chas. Melton died in Sept. 1941

  res. of Coffeeville till 3 years ago when she moved to Ore City


  Inf. of Jerome Jeffery "Col."

  Born: 11:50 p.m. "Ragland Clinic" Gilmer, Texas

  Died: 11:50 p.m. "Ragland Clinic" Gilmer, Texas

  Age: no

  Service: Snow Hill Cem.

  Burial: Snow Hill Cem.

  Pastor: ?

  Survivors:

  parents and others


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