Book 2, Croley FH
Jan 4, 1948 - Dec. 31, 1951
Transcribed by Merry G Smith & Nell Percer:
Funerals in 1949
Mr. Roy Remple Harris Jr.
Born: March 18, 1920 Richmond, Va.
Died: May 20, 1949 on Highway 23, near Ore city
Age: 29 years, 2 mo., 2 days
wife: Jayne Lucille ------Richmond, Va.
Daughter: Jayne Roy ---Richmond Va.
Mother: Mrs. Mable Blanche Adams -- Richmond, Va.
Mrs. Jayne Harris
HWY 238 Etherson, Va.
Was killed when car turned over at North Edge of Ore City about 5:45
May 20, 1949. Had skull fracture and right arm broken above elbow. Possible
internal injuries. Was shipped to Richmond, Va. 8:45 p.m. May 21.
Should arrive there on the a.m. of 23rd.
Mayor H. C. Lattimer: Ordance Aerophysic Lab.
Daingerfield Texas made all arrangments.
Born: Oct. 22, 1886 La.
Died: 2:25 p.m. May 23, 1949 Gilmer, Texas
Age: 62 years, 7 mo., 1 day
Service: 2:30 p.m. May 24, 1949 at Croley chapel
Pastor: Bro. Kelly Simmons
Burial: City Cemetery
Wife: Mrs. D. A. Young ------Gilmer
Son: Herbert L. Young -------Gilmer
Daughter: Mrs. Doyle Croley ----Simms, Texas
sister: Mrs. Winnie Bridges ----- Kentwood, La.
Lived in upshur county since 1918
Member of Baptist Church since a child
Fathers name: Dick Young --- La.
Mothers name: Winnie Travis --La.
Dr. on case: H.J.Childress
P.B?s---Frank Whitehead, Geo. spearman, geo. Schutter, glen Bennett,
Bennett, Thos. Wilson
Born: 1889 Texas
Died: May 26, 1949 Gilmer, Texas Rt. 11
Age: 60 years
Buried: Mt. Levelton Cem.
White casket at store 6-3
Mrs. H. R. Brooke
Born: Jan. 25, 1875 Larmar co., Texas
Died: May 29, 1949 Big Sandy, Texas, 1:30 a.m.
Age: 74 years, 4 mo., 4 days
Burial: Evergreen Cem. Paris, Texas
Services: 10:00 a.m. May 30, 1949 1st. ME Church Big Sandy
Pastor: Rev. Harris of G.W. / Rev. Baird of Tyler
Dr. on case: Bragg -- Big Sandy
Husband: H. R. Brooke ------Big Sandy
Son: Harry H. Brooke ------Big Sandy
Daughter: Mrs. J. R. Heard ----Big Sandy
Grandson: Harry Rudolph Heard ----Big Sandy
Bro.: Will Rainey
Inf. Daughter C. A. Lang (Susan Elane Lang)
Born: May 29, 1949 Rag. C. Gilmer, Texas
Died: May 29, 1949 Rag. C. Gilmer, Texas
Age: 0years 0mo. 0days
Services: 2:00 p.m. May 29, 1949 Oak Hill Cem.
burial: Oak Hill Cem.
Dr. on case: Madison Ragland
Parents: Mr. & Mrs. C. A. Lang -----Gilmer
Bro.: John Arthur -----Gilmer
sisters: Lavada -----Gilmer
Robbie Joe -----Gilmer
g. parents: Arthur Lang ------Gilmer
Mrs. Addie Sturdivant ----Gilmer
Born: 2:55 a.m. Died: 3:10 a.m.
Born: May 26, 1949 Rag. Clinic, Gilmer, Texas
Died: May 30, 1949 5:00 a.m. Home near Big Sandy
Age: 4 days
Services: 2:00 p.m. May 31, 1949 at Home
Burial: Smith Cem. Near Big Sandy
Dr. Hugh Ragland
Parents: Mr. & Mrs. L. w. Snider -- Big Sandy Rt. 2 Cross Roads, Corn.
Sister: Doris Elaine Snider -- Big Sandy
Grandparents: Mrs. R. H. Croley --- Longview, Texas
Mr. & Mrs. John W. Snider -- Big Sandy Rt. 2
Born: Aug. 20, 1875 Penn.
Died: June 2, 1949 6:55 p.m. Gilmer, Texas Rt. 3
Age: 73 years 9 mo. 12 days
Services: 4:00 p.m. June 3, 1949 Croley Chapel
Pastor: W. C. Holloway
Burial: Morris Cem.
Sons: W. J. Venn ------Gilmer
Marshall Venn ---Arizona
Earnest Venn ----Houston
Woodrow Venn -- Pritchett
Daughters: Mrs. Lizzie Cannon -- Gilmer
Mrs. Erin Parish -- Gilmer
Father?s name: Joe Venn -- England
Mother?s name: Jennetta Thomas -- England
Lived in Upshur Co. since a child.
Member of Church of Christ about 1 year
9 grand children 2 great grandchildren
Lived with daughter, Mrs. Lizzie Cannon, Mt. Pleasant community past 4 years
PB?s: Tim, Geo., Snooks, and Emmet Venn, Gorden Gilbert, Frank Williams
Lt. Luke Lutonsky World War II, Air Force, Army
Born: May 28, 1916, Big Sandy, Texas
Died: May 19, 1944 Germany
Age: 27 years 11 mo. 21 days
Services: first Baptist Church, Big Sandy, Texas June 5, 1949, 2:30 pm
burial: chilton Cem. near Big Sandy, Texas June 5, 1949
Pastor: Rev. J. Wesley Smith
Parents; Mr. & Mrs. A. F. Lutonsky -- Big Sandy, Texas
Sons: Tony Lutonsky
Joined Air Corps 1941. Rec. training, Ellington & Kelly Fields
Rec. Wings, High Honers. May 2, 1942. Served as instructior at several
before going overseas, April 26, 1944, as group navigator 492 nd Bombardment
group. Shot down by fighter planes on mission over Brunswick, Ger.
Air Medal & Purple Heart awards
graduate of Big Sandy H.S.1933 & N.T.S.C. of Denton Texas.
Rec. B.S. Degree, N.T.S.C. 1939
Arrived Big Sandy Texas for reburial, June 4, 1949, 5:40 p.m.
Ruby McCreary Simmons ----- Mrs. Kelly Simmons
Born: Feb. 20, 1900 Lott, Texas
Died: June 6, 1949 6:55 pm. Family Res., Gilmer, Texas
Age: 49 years 3 mo 16 days
Services: 9:00 am. First Baptist Ch. Gilmer, Texas June 8, 1949
""""""" short service at Oakwood Cem., Waco Texas
Pastor: Dr. E.D.Head, FtWorth, Rev. S.H.Maples, Gilmer
Rev. J.H.Caldwell, Gilmer
Burial: Oakwood Cem. Waco Texas June 8, 1949
Dr. Madison Ragland
Husband: Rev. Kelly Simmons -- Gilmer
Daughter: Alice Simmons -- Gilmer
Bro.: Lt. Col. Frank D. McCreary -- Germany
Sisters: Miss Alba McCreary -- San Angelo
Mrs. D. H. Cline
Thos. Yarbrough Allen
Born: Oct. 15, 1895 Stephens, Ark.
Died: June 17,1949 Magnolia, Ark. 4:00 am.
Age: 53 years 8 mo. 2 days
Services: 2:30 pm. June 18, 1949 Croley chapel
Pastor: Rev. Obie Baker & Rev. Vance
Burial: City Cemetery Gilmer, Texas
Wife: Mrs. Carmie Sanders Allen -- Gilmer, Tx
Bros: L.A. Allen -- Magnolia, Ark
Clyde Allen -- Henderson, Tx
Calvin Allen -- Stephens, Ark
Marcus Allen -- Smackover, Ark.
Guy Allen -- Bastrop, La.
Sisters: Mrs. T. A. Wheeler -- Vivian, La.
Mrs. Neal Riley -- Stephens, Ark.
Masonic services at grave by Gilmer Lodge for Stephens, Ark Lodge.
We went to Magnolia Ark. for remains, left here 8:00 am. got back 3:00
June 17 1949 (Sonny Cook)
Lewis Funeral Home, Magnolia Ark, emb. remains
Passed away in Magnolia Hospital.
PB?s: C.H.Roberson, Audie Rainey, Elton Petty, Posey Seago, J.A.Carroll,
Ocie D. Landers
Died: June 19, 1949 3:30 pm. Ch. of Christ, Pritchett
Burial: Plesant Hill Cem.
Was brought overland to Pritchett by Truck, arriving there about 7:30
Houston Funeral Home were in charge of arrangements at Houston
Died: June 20, 1949 1:15 am. Gilmer, Tex.
Age: 79 years
Service: Coffeeville Baptist Church 10:00 am. June 21, 1949
Pastor: Rev. Chas. Hall & Nolan Vance
Burial: Coffeeville Cemetery
case 6-6 10m807 gamonoseal 18g.H Cowch cat cye finish
Rose Tan Drexel Crepe int.
Sons: Henry, Luther, Fred, & cnb -- Upshur co.
Daughters: Mrs. Martin Hill --Upshur Co.
Mrs. Allice Collum -- Upshur Co.
Mrs. Bill Melton -- Upshur co.
Large number of grandchildren
Bros.: Star Newsom -- Ore City
Henry Newsom -- Chandler
member of Me Ch. since a girl
Mrs. Laura King
Born: Nov. 7, 1855 South Carolina
Died: June 21, 1949 Simpsonville 8:30 pm.
Age: 93 years 6 mo. 10 days
Service: Simpsonville Bap. Ch June 22, 1949 3:00 pm.
Pastor: Rev. H. V. Grey
Burial: Simpsonville Cem.
Dr. Bates of Pittsburg, Texas
Sister: Mrs. Carrie Brown -- Simpsonville
a number of nieces, nephews & other relatives
Res. of Upshur County 87 years -- moving here from South Carolina 1862
married to Paschal King 1891
Paschal King passed away 1911
Lived with sister past five years
Fathers name: J.R. Smalt N.C. --deceased
Mothers name: Elsie Williams N.C. -- deceased
Mrs. Lettie Smith
Born: Marshall Texas March 28, 1876
Died: July 1, 1949 -- 303 N. Mtgomery, Gilmer Texas
Age: 73 years 3 mo. 2 days 8:27 am.
Services: 5:00 pm. 7-3-49 first Baptist Ch -- Gilmer, Texas
Pastor: Chs. Hall, Kelly Simmons, Raymond Whittington
Burial: Alto Cemetery Alto Texas July 4, 1949
Dr. Madison Ragland
Sons: Don G. Smith -- Redondo, California
Paul L. Smith Jr. -- San Bernardino, California
Daughter: Mrs. H. E. AHhouse -- Gilmer, Texas
Grandc. Mary Belle AHhouse -- Gilmer, Texas
Paul L. Smith III -- Gilmer, Texas
One uncle, Tom Bunch -- Greenville, Texas
Sisters: Mrs. A. G. Quarles -- Alto, Texas
Mrs. J. G. Wells -- San Antoino, Texas
Mrs. J. E. Seals -- Sour Lake, Texas
Nieces, Nephews and other relatives
Fathers name: M. S. Pyle -- deceased
Mothers name: Letha Ann Bunch --deceased
Lived in Upshur Co. since a child
member Baptist church
PB?s -- Dick Gates, Thos. A. Marshall, Mitchell Marshall, Malcom Smith,
Madison Ragland,Royce Hogg, H.P.B. J.N.Free, Harry Hudgins, Dr. H.J.
Childress, Johnny McDonald, Vernon Stephens, Hamilton Daniels, Frank
Smith, C. R. Knowels, Edwin Arlidge, B. M. Fleetwood, H. Connell.
4944A Dallas, 6-6 Rose Silver, 203 Hcook
James Harvey Strange
born: Georgia, March 26, 1869
Died: July 1, 1949 2:45 am. Brumley com., Upshur Co., Texas
Age: 80 years 3 mo 5 days
Service: Union Ridge Church 11:00 am. sunday July 3, 1949
Pastor: Rev. Oneal & H. S. Morris
Burial: Plesant Grove
Sons: C. R. Strange -- Bettie Texas
Eulon Strange -- Dallas Texas
Daughter: Mrs. Clarence (Annie Belle) Williams -- Pittsburg Tex Rt. 2
Brother: Richard Strange -- Mobile ala.
Seven grandchildren, three great g.c.
Lived with daughter in Brumley community
Lived in Upshur Co. past 78 years
Member of ME. Ch 60 odd years
PB?s -- D. R. Strange, R. L. Stanley, Jas. Burnett, Edwin Smith, Billy
Mrs. Geneva B. Orr
Born: Atlanta, Georgia July 4, 1886
Died: Upshur Co. Texas Shady Grove Cem. July 4, 1949
Age: 63 years 0 mo 0 days
Pastor: Rev. W. R. smith of Dallas, Rev. H. Killian - Big Sandy
Service: Glade Creek Bap. Ch. 4:00 pm. July 6, 1949
Burial: Morris Cemetery
Sons: Rudolph Orr -- Mineola, Tex.
Orvis Orr -- Shady Grove, Tex.
Daughters: Mrs. Vaudia Green -- Shady Grove, Tex.
Mrs. Leslie Inman -- Gilmer, Tex
Bro. Arthur Vessel -- Mings Chapel
Sisters: Miss Beatrice Vessell -- Mings Chapel
Mrs. Reggie Nations -- Longview
Mrs. Arthur Sweatman -- Mings Chapel
Mrs. Mae Nations -- Mings Chapel
Mrs. Luther Meeler -- Gilmer
Mrs. Billy Sipmms -- Gilmer
Parents: Mr. & Mrs. J.H. Vessell (deceased) Mings Chapel
Res. of Upshur co. 57 years
member Baptist Ch. since a girl
John Henry Bates
Born: Upshur Co, Texas July 30, 1885
Died: 5:25 pm Home near Pittsburg, Texas July 14, 1949
Age: 63 years 11 mo. 14 days
Services: Union Ridge ME ch. 4:00 pm July 15, 1949
Pastor: Wayne Jones, T. I. Oneal, J. W. Hollingworth
Burial: Plesant Grove Cem. July 16, 1949
Dr. J. K. Bates -- Pittsburg, Texas
Wife: Sally Lee Bates -- Pittsburg, Texas Rt.
Sons: Carson Bates -- Upshur County
Leslie Bates -- Pittsburg, Texas
Royce Bates -- Corpus Christy Texas
Billie Bates -- Pittsburg, Texas
Daughters: Miss Nina Bates -- Pittsburg, texas
Mrs. Thos. Smith -- Bredy Port, Texas
Mrs. W. C. Duncan -- Pittsburg, Texas
Miss Dorothy Jean Bates -- Upshur Co., Texas
Brother: Dr. J. K. Bates -- Pittsburg, Texas
Sister: Mrs. C. P. Davis -- Upshur Co., Texas
Lived in Upshur county all life.
Member ME Ch. since a child
married Sally Lee Sewell -- 1906
Member of Woodsman of the World
R.B.?s -- Lester Carpenter, Willie Cope, Abb Smith, J.T. Holmes, O.G.
Harrison, Otis Elms, Hub Taylor, Jimmie Davis.
Wm. F. Fleenor
Born: Pennington Gap., Va. May 26, 1872
Died: 9:05 pm Gilmer, Texas (New Bethlehem Com.) July 17, 1949
Age: 77 years 1 mo. 21 days
Service: New Bethlehem Baptist Church
Pastor: Obie Baker & Rev. Chas. W. Reader (grandson) of Rusk --Christian
Dr. J. W. Fenlaw --Gilmer, Texas
Wife: Lillian Isablle -- New Bethlehem com.
Sons: W.F. Fleenor -- New Bethlehem Com.
Henry Fleenor -- Banstow, Texas
Benjamin Fleenor -- Bandera, Texas
Dennis Fleenor -- Morton Texas
Robert Fleenor -- Densmuir California
Daughter: Mrs. Z. T. Reader -- San Angelo, Texas
Bros.: George Fleenor -- Pennington Gap., Va.
Henry Fleenor -- Pennington Gap., Va.
One sister: Eliz. -- Bristol, Va.
Harry Raymond Brooke
Born: Plymonth, Ind. March 2, 1866
Died: Big Sandy, Texas 12:45 am July 20, 1949
Age: 83 years, 4 mo., 18 days
Services: First ME Church, Big Sandy -- 10:00 am July 21, 1949
Pstor: Rev. Leon Reed, Rev. Eugene Harris, Gladewater
Burial: Evergreen Cem., Paris, Texas
Dr. Dr. Bragg of Big Sandy, Texas
Son: Harry H. Brooke -- Big Sandy
Daughter: Mrs. J. R. Heard -- Big Sandy
grandson: Harry Rudolph Heard -- Big Sandy
Bro.: Edd S. Brooke -- Pasedena, Calif.
Res. Upshur County 30 years
member of Big Sandy M E Ch. 5 years
Retired Telegraph Operator
Masonic service at grave -- Paris Lodge in Chg.
Thas Cook funeral director in chg.
Body carried to Paris after Big Sandy service
Guy Franklin Roberts
Born: Upshur county Texas Aug. 10, 1907
Died: Coffeville, Texas 2:30 am July 24, 1949
Age: 41 years, 11 mo., 14 days
Services: Coffeville Bap. Ch. 5:00 pm July 24, 1949
Pastor: Rev. Jim Reeder, Hughs Springs, Texas
Burial: Coffeville Cemetery
Dr. Childress -- Gilmer, Texas
Wife: Mrs. Pearl Roberts -- Coffeville, Tex
Bro. Orian roberts -- Coleman Co., Tex
Sister: Mrs. H. B. "Hazel" Pinkerton -- Gilmer, Tex
Nephew: J. D. Davis -- Gilmer, Tex
Larry Max Pinkerton -- gilmer, Tex
Ewell R. Roberts -- Coleman Co., Tex
W. A. Roberts -- Coleman co., Tex
PB?s -- Ewell R. and w. A. Roberts, Leon and Chester Hunt, J. D. Davis,
Born: Sulphur Springs, Texas March 8, 1899
Died: 206 Montg. St. Gilmer, Tex July 25, 1949
Age: 50 years, 4 mo., 17 days
Services: First Bap. Cj. Gilmer, Tex. 3:00 pm July 26, 1949
Pastor: Kelly Simmons
Burial: city Cemetery
Dr. Madison Ragland
Wife: Mrs. Claire Crasly Murrie -- Gilmer
Mother: Mrs. Jennie Murrie -- Sulphur Springs, Tex
Sisters: Mrs. Leila Paul -- Sulphur Springs, Tex
Mrs. Genevive Kistenmacher, Sulphur springs, Tex
Mrs. Chas. Riley -- Dallas Tex
Resident of Gilmer since 1922
member Bethesda Masonic Lodge
member 32 degree mason
member Hills Temple Shrine of Dallas
member Baptist Church since a child
Kellogg Salesman N. E. Texas past 27 years
PB?s -- C.H. Cox Jr., Steve Nelson, Mat Davis, C.T. Crosly Jr., Elwyen
Crosly, Fred Hogg
Born: Gilmer, Texas May 7, 1949
Died: Gilmer, Texas 4:30 am July 27, 1949
Age: 2 mo., 20 days
Service: Sand Hill Church -- 2:00 pm July 28, 1949
Burial: Sand Hill Cemetery
Dr. J. L. Fenlaw -- Gilmer, Texas
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Weaver -- Gilmer
Sisters: Clara May(age 8), Ruby Ivy (age 6) -- Gilmer
Barbara Ann (age 4), Mary Jean (age 2) -- Gilmer
Grandparents: Mr. E. L. Weaver -- Telsa, Okla.
Mrs. Fannie Davis -- Gilmer, Tex
S.W. Casket Co. #5 all Blue with Hdles.
Born: Rosston, Ark. Feb. 27, 1865
Died: 3:50 pm, 2817 Titus St. Tyler, Tex. July 29, 1949
Age: 84 years 5 mo. 2 days
Services: 2:00 pm Locust Grove Bap. Church July 31, 1949
Pastor: rev. Deckert Anderson, Eastview Bap. Ch. Killgore, Tex
Burial: Ming Cemetery
Sons: Wiley C. Cardwell -- Arlington, Tex
Fred K. Cardwell -- Moulfire, Geo.
John T. Cardwell -- U.S.Marine Corp. -- San Francisco, Calif.
Daughters: Mrs. Billie C. Ressler -- Palacios, Texas
Mrs. Alline Boullion -- Tyler, Texas
9 grandchildren ------ 8 greatgrandchildren
Res. of Upshur County, Rocky & Rosewood Com. 24 years
Res. of Tyler past 9 months
member of Baptist Ch. 64 years
Decon for 64 years
Lived with daughter Mrs. Boullion
PB?s -- Loyd Vaughn, Hardy Eital, Ersttus Hartley, Emmette Bradley,
Bradley, Tom E. Hawkins
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