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Armstrong, Emmett
Armstrong, George A Jr
Armstrong, Glen Allen
Armstrong, Johnnie
Armstrong, Laura M
Armstrong, Lawrence
Armstrong, Neeley
Armstrong, Ruben
Armstrong, Vaulta B
Bolton, Alonzo
Bolton, Minnie Lee
Bolton, Winfield
Boyd, Bessie H
Colwell, Annville
Dickeson, LaMoyne
Eaton, Grace Treon Armstrong
Etheridge, Patience W
Faris, Eva Jewel Murphy
Fields, Buford
Gray, Homer
Gray, Ida
Gregg, Clyde H
Gregg, Ethel R
Gregg, Isaac J
Gregg, Nellie M
Gregg, Orange W
Gregg, Tommy R
Gregory, Eva
Gregory, Wendell A
Gresham, Walter D
Grisham, Mrs Clevie
Grisham, Myrtle
Grisham, Ruby N
Harris, A R "Hap"
Hedge, Carrie M
Hedge, Lonie S
Henderson, Willard J
Herndon, Charles
Hughes, Jessie James
Jowell, Juanita Morris
Lisle, Helen Shaw
McKnight, Doris M
Mayfield, Gloria Briley
Mills, Estelle
Mills, Lawrence
Pepper, Elisha H
Phillips, Columbus
Poovey, A F "Gus"
Poovey, Joseph W B
Poovey, Lucretia
Poovey, Permilla N
Poovey, Robert A
Poovey, Sarah A
Spiers, John Munholland
Spiers, Lillian Cornelia Tweedle
Strickland, Walter Erastus
Thompson, Fred
Tisdale, Stella
Waggoner, Jennie
Wagstaff, Teresa A
Warren, Bennie
Warren, A F Alfonso
Warren, Alvey H
Warren, Cora Lee
Warren, Fannie Williamson
Warren, Homer R
Warren, Hortense
Warren, Ida L
Warren, Inez
Warren, Joseph C
Warren, Julius S
Warren, Langford "Lanky"
Warren, Lela
Warren, Leo
Warren, Lonnie D
Warren, Mamie
Warren, Mary "Maurine"
Warren, Rennie
Warren, Robert J
Warren, Robert L
Warren, Verna Fuller
Warren, William
Watson, Myra
Weaver, Lola P
York, Donnye
York, Edna M
York, Ella E
York, George E
York, Holly L
York, J L "Buddy"
York, Jesse L

Obituaries through 1968
Obituaries 1969-1987
Obituaries 1987-present

TRI-WEEKLY HERALD, Marshall, Texas, Saturday February 12, 1876
Patience Wyche Etheridge

    Died:
At the residence of her husband, Major R. E. Etheridge, Hallville, Harrison County, Texas, on the 27th inst., of typhoid fever, Mrs. Patience Etheridge, daughter of Elder R. D. Wyche of Rusk County.


HENDERSON DAILY NEWS - September 1900

    Lucretia Poovey was born Feb. 15, 1818, in Scotland, and in the same year was brought by her parents to South Carolina where she was raised to womanhood; professed the Christian religion at 15 years of age and joined the Presbyterian church, in which she lived a consistent life; was married to David Poovey Oct. 24, 1839; moved to Texas in an early day. 
    Here they lived and raised a respectable family of children, some of whom are our highly esteemed neighbors. She became a member of the C. P. church at Pine Grove in 1871, in which she was faithful till death, which occurred Sept. 8, 1900, being 82 years, 6 months and 23 days old. 
    A good woman gone; a mother in Israel has falllen. One by one we are crossing the narrow stream of death; soon we shall be gathered home. Let us be true to ourselves, our country and our God and all will be well. L.E. Tipps.


Columbus Phillips
4/21/1910

Rusk County News?
    Again the News is called upon to chronicle the death of another of Rusk County's best and oldest citizens. Columbus Phillips, who passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. G.B.I. Porter on last Wednesday evening. Mr. Phillips suffered a stroke a few days before his death from which he never regained consciousness. This good man was born in Georgia in the year 1832, was married and moved to Texas sometime during the 50's. When the war broke out in 1861, he joined a company in Rusk County and gave four years of his youth to the cause of the Confederacy. Upon his arrival in Rusk County, he purchased a home three miles East of Henderson where he raised his family, three in number, and upon this place he lived to the ripe old age of 78, He joined the Methodist Church at Bethel many, many years ago and was an honored member of the same at the time of his death. He leaves to his children as a heritage something that is worth more to them than gold and silver, precious jewels or cattle upon a thousand hills, and that is, the memory and impress of a well spent, upright, clean Christian life. It is indeed sad to note the passing of the old heroes, so rapidly, the men who have made it possible for us of the present generation to enjoy the privileges of this advanced age of civilization. All honor to their sacred memory. His remains were laid to rest in the Crow Cemetery beside those of his wife, who died in 1905. Many friends and old acquaintances attended the funeral of this good man. Revs Jones and Williams of the Methodist Church and Revs Gibson and Jimmerson of the Baptist Church took part in the services.


Annville Colwell
12/25/1911

THE RUSK COUNTY NEWS, Henderson, Rusk County, Texas Wednesday, Jan 4, 1911
    On the morning of Dec 25th, at the home of her son, Jake Colwell, three miles west of Henderson, the spirit of Mrs. Ann Colwell passed suddenly into the great beyond. When the family arose on Christmas morning, a beautiful day when all nature seemed to catch the spirit of this most sacred day, and the little ones with hearts full of happiness, it was then discovered that the spirit of mother and grandmother had silently speeded away sometime during the early morning. Mrs. Colwell had been declining health for sometime, being 80 years of age. The family was up with her in the early part of the night, but her condition was not known to be serious. Her remains were laid to rest in Mt. Hope Cemetery in the presence of a large crowd of friends. . .


Henderson Times,
Rusk County News - February 13 1924

Joseph W B Poovey
   [Son of Robert Alexander and Sarah Welch Poovey.]


HENDERSON TIMES -  November 25, 1930

    On October 28, the Death Angel visited the house of Mrs. R.A. Poovey and took from her her loving husband. He was 83 years of age. He came from South Carolina in 1847, was married to Sarah Ann Welch and made his home near Zion Hill, where he had lived for 56 years.
    He united with the Cumberland Presbyterian church in South Carolina at the age of 15. He loved his church and was thoroughly concentrated to all the obligations it imposed and was never known to respond to its calls [sic]. He uttered prayers as long as he was able to speak, and was always ready and willing to testify for his Saviour, but for many years he was unable to attend church services. We have a vacant chair in our home and we miss his sweet smiles, but God knows best and earth's loss is Heaven's gain. Mr. Poovey had a smile for everyone he came in contact with.
    For years he had been confined to his home but he bore his suffering without a word of complaint. He loved his home and children and was never too tired when his day's work was over to take his children upon his knee and sing to them from the old hymn book. All that his loving hands could do was done, but God knew best, so He took him home to Heaven to sing with the angels.
    Mr. Poovey left to mourn his death, his wife, one brother, one sister, eight children, thirty-four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
    His body was laid to rest at Pine Grove, October 30. Funeral services were conducted by Re. Cates. --Ruth.
    [Robert Alexander Poovey, son of David and Lucretia McCallum Poovey.]


Rusk County News - September 28, 1932

Permilla Nettie Cook Wallace Poovey 
   [Wife of Duncan McCallum Poovey and a Mr. Wallace.]


Henderson Times, 
Mt Enterprise Press, 
Rusk County News - December 1935

Sarah Ann Welch Poovey
   [Wife of Robert Alexander Poovey, daughter of A J and Nancy Buckner Welch.]


Garland News - May 12, 1938

    Gus Poovey buried at Pleasant Valley [Dallas County]..born at Rock Hill, York Co SC. He married Miss Mary Ann Newman in 1874. She died in 1927. Survivors are 3 sons: D.F. W.H. N.E. and 4 daughters :  Mrs. D.H. Pelton, Mrs. Bryant Poore, Mrs. W.C. Scoggins and Mrs. R.H. Clark. 
    [Augusta Frazier Poovey, son of David and Lucretia McCalllum Poovey, lived in Henderson before moving to Garland.]


Henderson Daily News
06/07/1938
BULLETIN
  Jessie Hughes, about 35, employe [sic] of A. M. Sales, rig builder, was instantly killed shortly after noon today when he fell about 65 feet as he and companions were dismantling a rig at Joinerville. He was dead when he was reached by fellow workmen.
  Hughes, who formerly lived at Cleburne, is survived by his wife and several children. Mrs. Hughes was in Cleburne at the time of the accident, and Crim Funeral Home, where the body was brought by ambulance, was making an attempt to reach her by telephone. She had been living there while her children have been in school during the past year.
  Five men were working with Hughes at the time he fell. They said they hard no utterance or cry of alarm from him as he slipped from the derrick. His body was badly mangled.
  No details concerning funeral arrangements were available at press time. Relatives of Hughes live in Kilgore and other sections of Texas. They were being informed of the mishap.
Rusk County News, June 9, 1938, front page
JESSIE HUGHES RITES WILL BE HELD CLEBURNE
  Jessie Hughes, 47, who was instantly killed when he fell from a rig at Joinerville Tuesday afternoon were held in Cleburne Wednesday afternoon. Funeral services will be held both here and at Cleburne.
  Hughes was with five other men who were dismanteling [sic] a rig for A. M. Sales, rig bulding contractor, at Joinerville Tuesday when he fell about 65 feet. One witness said a piece of the derrick falling from a higher point, hit him causing him to lose balance. His body was badly mangled and his neck broken. He died instantly.
  His wife was notified at Cleburne, where she had been during the past year while her children were in school. The body was carried overland by an A. Crim Funeral Home car.
  Besides the widow, Hughes is survived by five sons, six daughters, his mother, five brothers and three sisters. Several of the relatives live in East Texas.

The Longview Daily News, Tues., Sept. 10, 1940:

Mrs. Myra WATSON, 93, mother of Mrs. G. O. Cunyus of Longview, was buried Monday afternoon at Peatown following services at the Peatown Christian church, conducted by the Rev. W. C. Jones of Dallas, and Rev. J. E. Montgomery of the First Christian church in Longview.
  Mrs. Watson died at her home in Henderson on Sunday. She would have been 94 years old Tuesday.
  Mrs. Watson was born in Georgia and moved to Texas and Rusk county when she was 6 years old. After the Civil War she married J. M. Watson, a Confederate veteran. Surviving her, besides Mrs. Cunyus, are four sons, H. H. Watson of Dallas, W. R. and J. T. Watson of Henderson, and J. P. Watson of Lubbock.


Longview News-Journal
Mrs. Ida Gray, Chalk Hill Area, Dies Wednesday
09-19-1945

    Gray, Pepper, Curtrer, Williams, Simms, Shipp
    Mrs. Ida Gray, 82, for 14 years a resident of Chalk Hill in Rusk county, died at her home there Wednesday afternoon after a long illness.
    Funeral services will beheld at the Chalk Hill church Thursday at 3:30 p.m. with the Rev. S.C. Irvin of Greggton in charge, and burial will be in the Chalk Hill cemetary with the Welch Funeral home in charge.
    She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. E.H. Pepper of Chalk Hill; Mrs. Joe Williams of Marshall; Mrs. H.L. Cutrer of Shreveport, and Mrs. Archie Simms of El Dorado, Ark.; five sons, Walter, Homer and Buford of Chalk Hill, Willie of Bradley, Ark.; and Malcolm Gray of Oak Hill, Texas; a sister, Mrs. Lucy Shipp of Plain Dealing, La.; 25 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.


Longview News-Journal
Homer Gray Dies; Rites Set Today
02-23-1958

    Gray, Pepper, Curtrer, Williams
    GRAY, Homer died on February 21, 1958, in Chalk Hill Community. This is from the Sunday Longview News-Journal. It's 1 column wide and maybe 3 inches of print at the bottom of the page.

    Homer Gray, 70, a resident of the Chalk Hill Community, died Friday night following a lengthy illness.
    Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. at the Chalk Hill church with the Rev. E.S. Morressett officiating. Interrment will be in the Chalk Hill cemetary. Welch Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
    He is survived by four sisters, Mrs. H.L. Curtrer, Shreveport; Mrs. E.H. Pepper, Chalk Hill; Mrs. Joe Williams, Marshall; Mrs. Archie Simms, El Dorado, Ark.; and three brothers, Malcom Gray, Henderson; Buford Gray, Chalk Hill and Willie Gray, Bradley, Ark.


Unknown newspaper
Lola Pool Weaver
unknown date, died 02/06/1959

    Mrs. Lola Pool Weaver, 70, died in Henderson Memorial Hospital early Fri after a long illness.
    Mrs. Weaver, who lived in the Oak Hill Community, was a lifelong resident of Rusk Co. She was a member of the Oak Hill Methodist Church.
    Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Sat at the New Prospect Church under direction of Otis Crim Funeral Home. The Rev Jim Killen, the Rev Charles Woodard and the Rev Wayne Cannon will officiate.
    Survivors include her husband, William Ross Weaver; three sons, Roy Lee Weaver and Willie C Weaver, both of Henderson, and J.T. Weaver of Rankin, TX; two brothers Clint Pool of Norman, OK and Tom Pool of Hallsville, TX; two sisters, Mrs. Jack Goggins of Longview and Mrs. John Mims of Henderson; and seven grandchildren.
    Pallbearers will be Johnny Weaver, Don Weaver, Ralph Pool, Billy Ross Pool, Elgin Pool and Angus Mims. Honorary pallbearers will be Jess Wilburn Goggins, John Harvey Pool, Jacob Mims, Dale Weaver, Jerry Weaver.


Unknown newspaper
Jennie Waggoner
unknown date, died 03/12/1959

    March 12, 1959 Mrs. Jennie Waggoner, 71, of Good Springs community, died Thursday night in Henderson Memorial Hospital shortly after suffering a heart attack. Mrs. Waggoner was stricken at her home and was rushed to the hospital where she died.
    She was born Oct 3, 1887 in Rusk Co and had lived here all her life. Her father was he late I.B. Moyers, pioneer Rusk County citizen.
    Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Sat in the Good Springs Methodist Church, the Rev Robert W. Koch, the Rev Clyde Wallace and the Rev. J.L. McAdams officiating. Burial will be in the Duncan Cemetery under discretion of Crawford A.-Crim Funeral Home.
    Survivors include her husband Jake Waggoner; three sons, Hubert Waggoner of Houston, Claude Waggoner of Highlands, TX, and Wilmer Waggoner of Henderson; two daughters, Mrs. T.P. Ewing of Houston and Mrs. S.F. Gilmore of Newgulf, TX; two brothers, Jim Moyers and John Moyers both of Henderson; four sisters, Mrs. J.B. Waggoner of Marshall, Mrs. W.V. Daniels of Henderson, Mrs. Lee Ashby of Henderson, and Mrs. I.B. Waggoner of Henderson; and eight grandchildren.
    Pallbearers will be Paul Moyers, Troy Waggoner, L.C. Daniels, R.Q. Bynum, Thurman Heath and H.B. Armstrong.


Unknown newspaper
Fred Thompson
unknown date, died 06/09/1959

Thompson Rites Set Wednesday
    Funeral services for Fred Thompson of Tyler formerly of Turnertown, will be held at 2 pm Wed at the Mount Hope Church with burial in Mount Hope Cemetery. Mr. Thompson, 67, died unexpectedly at his home Monday.
    A member of the Salem Methodist Church and a Mason, Mr. Thompson had lived in Tyler for several years.
    Survivors include his wife; two sons, James Thompson of Tyler and Leonard Thompson of Greenville; one brother, Martin Thompson of Jacksonville and one sister, Mrs. Zora Strickland of Price.
    Burks-Walker-Tippett Funeral Home of Tyler is in charge of arrangements.


Unknown newspaper
Stella Tisdale
unknown date, died 06/09/1959

Tisdale Rites Held Today
    Funeral services for Mrs. Stella Tisdale, 65, of 1404 Jacksonville Drive, were held at 3 pm Wed at the Turnertown Baptist Church of which she was a charter member. The Rev. R.D. Copeland, the Rev. R.H. Sneed and the Rev. Harvey Elledge officiated. Burial was in Lakewood Memorial Park under direction of Crawford-A Crim Funeral Home. Mrs. Tisdale died unexpectedly early Tues at her home.
    A native of Louisiana, she had lived in Rusk Co 28 yrs and was a member of the Southside Baptist Church.
    Survivors included her husband A.C. Tisdale of Henderson; three sons, the Rev Billy Bob Tisdale of Tariac, Phillipine Islands; the Rev. Donald Tisdale of Tyler and A.J. Tisdale of Houston; five daughters, Mrs. Keith Coffer of Henderson, Mrs. H.D. Stewart of Overton, Mrs. R. K. Beggs of Gainesville,Mrs. Lon Abney, Jr. of Shreveport, Mrs. B.R. Phillips of Galena Park; one brother C.A. Allbritton of Winnsboro, LA; two sisters Mrs. Ola Muckelrath of Vinton, LA and Mrs. Wealthy McDonald of Columbia, LA; 17 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.


Unknown newspaper
Teresa Ann Wagstaff
unknown date, died 07/17/1959

Rites Held for Wagstaff Baby
    Graveside services for Teresa Ann Wagstaff, infant daughter of Mr and Mrs Buddy Wagstaff of Henderson were held at 10 am Sat at the Lakewood Memorial park. The Rev. Leroy Craven, pastor of first Baptist Church of Tatum officiated.
    Survivors include the parents, grandparents, Mr and Mrs. R.C. Bradshaw of henderson and Mr and Mrs. A.P. Matthews, Jr. of Tatum.
    Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Unknown newspaper
Verna Fuller Warren
unknown date, died 06/10/1959

    Mrs. Verna (Fuller) Warren, 67, died June 10, 1959 in the Henderson Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. She was the widow of the late Walter Warren. She resided at Route 3, Overton. A native of Alabama, Mrs. Warren was the daughter of the late F.M. Fuller. She was a member of the Pirtle Methodist Church.
    Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Pirtle Methodist Church. The Rev. Raymond Burkhair, pastor, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. David McCubbin, pastor of the New London Baptist church. Burial will be in the Pirtle Cemetery under the direction of Crawford A.-Crim Funeral Home. Mrs. Warren’s body will be carried to the home of her sister, Mrs. Eva Wooster of New London, at 7 pm today.
    Other survivors include several nephews and nieces.
 
    Note: Walter and Verna (Fuller) Warren had no children of their own. Verna Fuller was born in 1892.


Longview News-Journal
Pioneer Resident Dies at Chalk Hill
11-03-1959

    PEPPER, Strong, Chamness, Thompson, Grigsby
    PEPPER, Elisha Hamilton died on November 2, 1959, in Chalk Hill Community. (from the Longview Daily News, dated Tuesday, November 3, 1959)

    Elisha H. Pepper, 88, pioneer resident of Chalk Hill community and a retired farmer, died at home Monday following a short illness.
    Funeral services were scheduled at 3 p.m. today at Chalk Hill Primitive Baptist Church with F.H. Morressett, church elder, officiating. Interment was planned at Chalk Hill Cemetary.
    Mr. Pepper had lived in Chalk Hill community since coming from his native Alabama at 11 years of age.
    Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Clara Pepper, Chalk Hill; three sons, Ernest Pepper, Chalk Hill; Lewis Pepper, Stewart community; and Noel Pepper, Longview; three daughters, Mrs. Buford Strong, Hallsville; Mrs. Albert Strong, Chalk Hill; and Mrs. B.V. Allen, Longview; three sisters, Mrs. Martha Chamness, Carthage; Mrs. George Grigsby, Tatum; and Mrs. John Thompson, Chalk Hill; a brother Jeff Pepper, Tatum; 17 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
    Grandsons were expected to be the pallbearers.
    Welch Funeral Home, Longview, was conducting arrangements.


Henderson Daily News
Bolton Funeral Held At Bethel
11-28-1959

    Sunday afternoon at the Bethel Methodist Church, funeral rites were held for Alonzo Bolton, a native of the Bethel Community, who succumbed unexpectedly Saturday morning in the Henderson Memorial Hospital.
    Son of the late J. W. Bolton, Mr. Bolton was 78 years of age at the time of his death. He was a retired veteran of the U. S. Navy, first entering the service of his country in 1900. After receiving his discharge in 1919, he re-entered the Navy in World War II. He later retired with the rank of Chief Boilermaker. In addition to his many years of duty to his country, Mr. Bolton also served the Bethel Methodist Church on the Board of Stewards for about 30 years.
    The Rev. B. W. Waltman officiated at the rites with Crawford's A. Crim Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Interment was in the Bethel Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers included Otho Morris, Walter Morris, L. J. Rives, L. O. Dent, A. V. Milstead, Rade Harper, Allen Youngblood, and Jack Moore.
    Mr. Bolton is survived by his wife, Mrs. Minnie Lee Bolton of Henderson; one sister, Mrs. Effie Smith of Livingston; three brothers, Winfield Bolton and Wes Bolton of Henderson and J. C. Bolton of Huntsville.


Edna M York
11-2-1962

    Funeral services have been set for Mrs. Edna M. York, 77, for 3 pm today at the First Baptist Church here with the Rev Ed Bowles officiating, assisted by the Rev Lonnie Wiggins. Burial will be in Black Jack Cemetery under the direction of Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home. Mrs. York died Friday at Dallas. She was a native of Rusk County. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour prior. Survivors include four sons: William York, Los Alamos NM, Eugene York, Henderson, Johnnie York, Albuquerque NM, and Leon York of North Hollywood, CA.; two daughters Mrs. Louise Mehlman, Pasadena and Mrs. Della Frances McKissick, Dallas; three brothers, W. H. Naul, Henderson, Charley Naul, Lovington, NM, Archie Bell Naul, Hico; two sisters, Mrs. M.A. Dorsey Henderson and Mrs. E.D. Rodocker, Marshall; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Bobby Dorsey, Joe Frank Goodlett, Luther Williams, Mack Heath, B. Strong, and F.H. Hancock.


Wendell A. Gregory
12-8-1962

    Wendell A. Gregory 44, was dead on arrival at Henderson Memorial Hospital Saturday afternoon following a one car turnover on Highway 26 South, inside the Henderson city limits. Gregory of Anchorage, Alaska, was born in Calvert, Texas, and was a veteran of World War II. Crawford A. Crim Funeral Home is in charge of arrangments.


William Warren
12-14-1962

    Funeral services for William Warren, 87, of Center, TX have been set for 2 pm today at the Blossom Hill Methodist Church with Rev. Wigley officiating and the Rev. George Swanson , assisting. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery under the direction of Cothron and Taylor's Otis Crim Funeral Home. William died around 3:30 p.m. Friday in Center. Survivors include his wife 'Mattie' Warren; two daughters Mrs. George Dickinson of Center, TX, Mrs. J.C. McCune of Center, TX; step-daughters Mrs. Thelma Williams of Center and Mrs. Marty Stratton of Amarillo, TX; one son, Bennie Warren of Henderson, TX, two step-sons G.B. McCune of Pineland, TX and Ennis McCune of Pineland, TX; one sister Mrs. Susie Whitehend of Carrolton, GA and one brother Bennie Warren of Carrolton, GA; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren." Note: William Warren was the son of Sherrod B Warren b.ca. 1850 Heard Co GA. He married twice. 1st to Elizabeth 'Betty GOSSETT and 2nd to a widow Mattie McCune.

Warren, McCune, Whitehend, Dickinson, Williams, Stratton, Gossett
WARREN, William died on Dec 14, 1962, in Rusk County.


Robert J. Warren
2/25/1963

Henderson Daily News
Warren Dies In VA Hospital
    Funeral services for Robert J. Warren, 33, of Route 3, Overton, who died Monday at the VA Hospital in Dallas at 8:45 p.m., will be held at the Crawford-A. Crim Chapel at 4 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Ed B. Bowles and Rev. Raymond D. Laver officiating.
    Warren was a truck driver for the Johnson Lumber Company in Henderson.
    Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Letty Warren of Overton; his mother, Mrs. Mamie Warren of Henderson, one son, Robert Warren of Overton; three brothers, J. C. Warren of Overton; Homer Warren of Ft. Worth and Floyd Warren of Inglewood, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Kate Alexander of Overton, Mrs. Georgia Alexader of Overton, and Mrs. Maria Hall of Henderson.
    Interment will be in the Pirtle Baptist Cemetery.


Lonnie D. Warren
1/25/1964

    Funeral services for Lonnie D. Warren, 85, of Troup will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Bryan-Cothron Funeral Home Chapel here with Roger Spain and Bobby Nail, ministers of Jehovah's Witnesses, officiating. Burial will be in the Stewart Cemetery. Warren died at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday in Henderson Memorial Hospital after a short illness. A native of Georgia, he had lived in Rusk County most of is life. He was a retired photographer and farmer, and a member of Jehovah's Witnesses. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Fannie Warren of Troup; three daughters Mrs. Ted Nelson of Henderson, Mrs. W.J. Boyd of Orange and Mrs. Douglas Haynes of Troup; three sons, Robert L. Warren of Del Rio, G.L. Warren of New London and Herman Warren of Long Beach, CA; a sister, Mrs. C.H. Hedge of Henderson, 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Floyd Stevens, T.O. Morris, Don Williams and Lionel Platter.

Warren, Nelson, Boyd, Haynes, Hedge
WARREN, Lonnie D died on Jan 25, 1964, in Troup.


Henderson Daily News
Minnie Lee Bolton
5/16/1964

    Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Lee Bolton, 84, of Brandon, Miss., and formerly of the Bethel Community will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Bethel Methodist Church with the Rev. B. W. Waltman officiating.
    Burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery under the direction of Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home.
    Mrs. Bolton was the widow of the late Alonzo Bolton and was born May 13, 1880 at Brandon, Miss. She died at 7:45 p.m. Saturday at the Rankin County Hospital in Brandon after a long illness.
    She was a member of the Bethel Methodist Church.
    Surviving are three nephews, C. C. Rouse of Brandon, O. S. Rouse of Prentiss, Miss., and Dave Baxter, Jr. of Henderson and two nieces, Mrs. R. C. Peoples of Philadelphia, Miss., and Mrs. W. V. Henson of Tyler.
    Pallbearers will be Walter Morris, Otho Morris, Rade Harper, Allen Youngblood, A. V. Milstead and J. L. Robertson.


Mrs. Gregg Rites Set
8/12/1964

    Funeral services for Mrs. Nellie May Gregg, 82, of Joinerville will be held at 3pm Friday at the First Baptist Church of New London. Rev. E. B. Brooks will officiate at the services. Burial will be at the Mount Hope Cemetery under direction of Cothron and Taylor Funeral Home.
    Mrs. Gregg died at Henderson Memorial Hospital at 6:55pm Wednesday after a long illness. She had lived in Joinerville for 33 years. Mrs. Gregg was a native of Illinois. She was a member of the Methodist faith.
    Survivors are her husband Isaac J. Gregg of Joinerville; four sons, Lewis W. Gregg of New London, Isaac J. Gregg of Franklin, LA, Frank Mapes of Emporia, Kansas, and Arthur Collins of Norman, OK; five step-sons Tony Gregg of Kilgore, Clarence Gregg of Manford, OK, Clyde Gregg of New London, Russell Gregg of OK, and Don Gregg of Pauls Valley, OK; two daughters, Mrs. Margie Cummings of Killeen, Mrs. S. S. Nuniz of California; two step-daughters, Mrs. Leo Jones of Dallas and Mrs. A. J. McGuire of Gilmer. And 39 grandchildren and great grandchildren.
    Pallbearers will be grandsons, the body will remain in the funeral home untill the time of the services.


J L "Buddy" York
8-15-1964

    Funeral services for J.L. 'Buddy' York, 33, of Tatum will be at 10 am Tuesday at the Crystal Baptist Church at Tatum with Rev Edward Pounders officiating. Burial will be in Tatum Cemetery under the direction of Cothron and Taylor Funeral Home. York, a native of Rusk County, died Saturday of gunshot wounds. He was a used car dealer. Survivors include his mother, Ella York of Tatum; his wife Marjorie York of Tatum; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Pelham and Mrs. Grady Broome both of Tatum; and Mrs. Christine Stowe of Longview. The body will be at the mother's home prior to services.


Charles Herndon, 82 Dies, Rites Monday
01/01/1966

    Charles Quintin Herndon, 82 died in the local hospital Saturday Jan. 1 at 2:25 a.m.
    He was born in Saline County, Ark. July 8, 1883 and had lived in Stephenville for the past 20 years. Herndon was a retired Baptist minister, having served the ministry for 59 years. He was the son of the late Mr. And Mrs. J. W. Herndon.
    Survivors include his widow, five sons, Charles Q. Herndon Jr., Everman, John I., Electra, William W., Anchorage, Alaska, Winfred, New Orleans, La., and Harold S., Houston; one daughter, Mrs. Naomi Hepp, Lakeshore, Calif., one sister, Mrs. Clara Twadell, Los Angeles, Calif.; 17 grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren.
    Services were conducted in the First Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Monday with ministers Howard Keith and Harry Roberts officiating. Interment was in the West End Cemetery under the direction of the Stephenville Funeral Home. Graveside rites were conducted by the Mason Lodge.


Gregg Services Set Wednesday
1/19/1966

    Isaac Jim Gregg, 87, of New London passed away Monday at 4pm at the home of his son, Clyde Gregg in New London after a long illness. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2pm at the Bryan-Cothron Funeral Home Chapel with Minister of Church Of Christ C.L. Embrey officiating, burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery.
    Gregg was born in Indiana and had been a resident of Rusk County for 35 years. He was a retired oil field worker and was a member of the Church Of Christ.
    Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. A. J. McGuire of Gilmer, Mrs. Leo Jones of Dallas; two step-daughters, Mrs. Margie Cummings of Korea, Mrs. Ela Mae Minez of California; seven sons, T. T. Gregg of Kilgore, C. H. Gregg, L. W. Gregg both of New London, R. C. Gregg of Woodard, OK, D. D. Gregg of Elmo City, OK, I. J. Gregg of Texarkana, C. A. Gregg of Manford, OK; two step-sons, Frank Mapes of Emporia, Kansas, Arthur Collins of Norman, OK; 38 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren.
    Grandsons will be pallbearers.


John Spiers Funeral Set
died 11/08/1966
  Funeral services for John M. Spiers, 66, of Henderson will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the First Baptist Church here with Dr. Hugh Smith and Rev. Ray Tatum officiating.
  Burial will be in Lakewood Memorial Gardens under the direction of Bryan-Cothrone Funeral Home.
  Spiers, a bookkeeper for Carter-Jones Drilling Co. of Kilgore, died at 4 p.m. Tuesday in a Kilgore hospital following a short illness. A native of Dehli, La., he had been a resident of Henderson for 35 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church here.
  Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Lillian Spiers; three sons, Neville Spiers of Tyler, John B. Spiers of Jacksonville and William R Spiers of Denver City; two daughters, Mrs. Billie Jo Green of Henderson and Mrs. Patty Sue Baker of Longview; one brother, E. K. Spiers of Rayville, La.; four sisters, Mrs. S. R. Loe of Shreveport, La., Mrs. E. W. Elavertt of Monroe, La., Mrs. J. B. Smith of Delhi, La., and Mrs. Wilfer Sepaugh of Lafayette, LA., and 12 grandchildren.
  Pallbearers will be Allen May, Bob Schleier, Harold Gibson, Jim Pollock, Fred Hale, Luther Williams, Sonny Broome and Glen Rankin.

Mrs. Ida Warren Services Pending
2-25-1968

Henderson Daily News
    A lifelong Rusk County resident, Mrs. Ida Leora Warren of Route 2, Overton, died at 8 a.m. Sunday at Henderson Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. Funeral services are pending at Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home awaiting the arrival from Vietnam of Mrs. Warren's son, Joe Thompson. Mrs. Warren, 61, is survived by her husband, A. H. Warren of Route 2, Overton; seven sons, Gerald Thompson of Dickinson, Willie Thompson of Odessa, Frank Thompson of Pecos, Dan Thompson of Ore City, Ben Thompson and George Thompson of Longview and the Vietnam serviceman, Joe Thompson; a step-son, J.D. Thompson of New London; a daughter, Mrs. Martha E. Herron of Tyler; three brothers, Wesley Freeman of Henderson and Arthur and Allen Freeman of Route 1, Overton; a sister, Mrs. Hattie Sherman of Moor Park, Calif. and 17 grandchildren.

Warren Rites Set Thursday.
Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Leora Warren, 61, of Overton will be held at 10a.m. Thursday at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with Rev. A. N. Tiller officiating. Mrs. Warren died Sunday in Henderson Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery under direction of Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home. A member of the Pinehill Baptist Church, Mrs. Warren was a lifelong resident of Rusk County. Pallbearers will be Forrest Gaut, J. C. Warren, Roy Staggs, Henry Boyd, Jack Dawson and C. O. Taylor.

Note: A. Homer Roy Warren was the son of William 'Arthur' Warren and Mamie (Brewer) Warren, grandson of Uriah G. Warren.


Jesse L York
12-15-1968

    Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Tuesday at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church for Jesse L. York of Route 1, Overton. Interment in Pleasant Hill Cemetery will be under the direction of Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home. York, 80, died at 5:25 pm Sunday at Henderson Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. A life-long resident of Rusk County, he was a retired farmer and member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist church. Rev. Harold Davis will officiate at the Tues afternoon rites and pallbearers will be grandsons of the deceased. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Luna York of Route 1, Overton; two sons, Doug York of Route 1, Overton, and Grady York of Nocona; a brother, Bob York of Fairfield, two sisters, Mrs. Eva Winfrey of Teague and Mrs. Edna Webb of Seagoville; 13 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.