Miscellaneous Houston County, Texas Obituaries
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The Houston Chronicle Thursday, December 11, 1969 Mrs. Marie Belkins ROSENBERG: Mrs. Marie Belkins, 85, died Tuesday. Survivors: Foster daughter, Mrs. Mildred Ingold, Dallas; brother, Jeff Brem, San Antionio; sisters, Mrs. Alice King, Cal., Mrs. Annie D. Leber, Seguin; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren. The Houston Chronicle Thursday, December 11, 1969 Mrs. Ima Walling Henderson GRAPELAND: Mrs. Ima Walling Henderson, 70, housewife, died Wednesday. Survivors: Husband, L. C. of Percilla; sons, Leroy of Jacksonville and Leroy Cox of Houston; daughter, Mrs. Gwen Caskey of Ranger; step-sons, Clay Henderson of Palestine and Gerald Henderson of Houston; step-daughter, Mrs. Clayton Williams of South Houston; brother, Otto Walling of Grapeland; sister, Mrs. J. M. Caskey of Amarillo and 14 grandchildren The Houston Chronicle Thursday, December 11, 1969 Mrs. Emma Judith BAY CITY: Mrs. Emma Judith Shearer, 86, died Wednesday. Survivors: Daughters, Mrs. Mary Mount, Bay City, and Mrs. Hannah Long, Houston; sons, Jimmie H. Shearer, Bay City, John M. Shearer, Baytown, Titus Shearer, Lufkin, Harvey F. Shearer, Houston and Rev. Huss Shearer, Texarkana, sisters, Anine Schroeder, Dallas, Lillian Edwards, Sealy; brother, M. D. Morehead, Angleton, 25 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Billie Jean Sanders Mrs. Billie Jean Sanders of Houston died in Houston hospital 8:30 a.m. Sunday. She had lived in the Crockett area the last 9 years. A member of the Baptist Church. Survivors: 3 sons, Gary Lee, Fort Worth, James R., US Navy and Jody of Houston. 2 daughters Mrs. Tonia Jean Minter of Ft. Worth and Mrs. Connie Taylor of Houston, brother, John R. Niebaum of Houston and a sister Mrs. Audrey Highhouse of New Port, Kentucky, 4 grandchildren. Mr. Boone Bell Taylor Mr. Boone Bell Taylor, 63, of Rt. @, Kennard, died Sunday in a local hospital, following an extended illness. Mr. Taylor, a farmer and rancher, was a member of the County Line Baptist Church, and a member and past worshipful master of Coltharp Lodge N. 419, AF & AM, of Kennard. He was born Oct. 11, 1902, in Trinity County. Funeral services were held in the Calvary Baptist Church of Nogalus Prairie at 3 p.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. Frank Oswald officiating. Burial was in the Calvary Cemetery. Graveside rites were conducted by the Masonic Lodge of Kennard. Pallbearers were James Ellisor, Wilmer B. Taylor, Roy Ellisor, Wayne M. Davis, Milton B. Greenville, and Walter Adams. Survivors include the wife, Mrs. Boone Taylor of Kennard; a son, Jimmy, of Kennard; a daughter, Mrs. Bobbie Jones of Virginia Beach, Va.; three sisters, Mrs. George Ellisor of Kennard and Mrs. Johnnie Greenville and Mrs. Alline Hathorn, both of Baytown; two ste-brothers, Ovid Helton of Kennard and Lonnie Helton of Houston; a step-sister, Mrs. Cleo Guines; and five grandchildren. Callaway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements A. B. McKnight LUFKIN: Services for A. B. McKnight, 77, retired Lufkin farmer, today at 2 p.m. in Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home. Burial in Pine Grove Cemetery in Polk County. Died Wednesday. Survivors: Wife, Dosia; daughters, Mrs. J. F. Green of Houston and Mrs Galdys Beavers of Beaumont; sons, J. L. of Galveston, Buren of Houston, Curtis of Odessa, and Byron of Lafayette, la; sisters, Mrs. A. L. Vickers of Austin, Mrs. T. M. Peake of Austin, and Mrs. Maggie Currie of Conroe; brother, W. L. of Houston. Thurs., April 23, 1964 Mrs. Mattie Burton Ellis Mrs. Mattie Burton Ellis, 94, of Houston, died in a Houston hospital Friday following a short illness. Mrs. Ellis was born in Houston County on Dec. 31, 1869, but had lived in Houston the last 14 years. She was a member of the Methodist church. Funeral services were held from the Callaway Memorial Chapel at 2 p.m. Sunday, with the Reverends A. S. Lee and Andrew Byers officiating. Interment was in Evergreen Memorial park. Pallbearers were John King, Nathan Shroyer, Sam Grundy, Jimmie Driskell, T. J. "Spud" Tunstall, and T. D. Craddock. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Harvey Bayne of Crockett; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Callaway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Thurs. Nov. 11, 1965 Virgil Otis Kinsel Mr. Virgil Otis Kinsel, 53, of Lovelady, died suddenly around 1 p.m. Saturday. Mr. Kinsel was born in Houston County and had lived in this area his entire life. Funeral services were held from the Waller Funeral Chapel at 10 a.m. Monday, with Mr. John Short officiating. Burial was in the Clapp Cemetery. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Gladys Mae Kinsel of lovelady; a son, Howard Kinsel of Crockett; two daughters, Mrs. Marie Hare of Hempstead and Mrs. Joyce Moore of Crockett; a brother, Oscar Ottis Kensel of Trinity; and six grandchildren. Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Thurs. Nov 11, 1965 Robert Benard Rowe Mr. Robert Benard Rowe of Trinity, died Saturday morning in a Huntsville hospital. Mr. Rowe had lived in Trinity the last 29 years. He was a member of the Carlisle Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, in the Carlisle Community Church, with Rev. Smith officiating. Burial was in the Carlisle Cemetery. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Era Bell Rowe of Trinity; four sons, Melvin J. and Charles Allen, both of Houston, Philip of Sebastropol and Robert Dean of Trinity; a daughter, Mrs. Martha Louise Mesecke of Trinity; two brothers, Richard R. of Freemont, N. H., and Danny K. of Boston; a sister, Mrs. Louise Squires of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and 10 grandchildren. Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Thurs. Nov. 11, 1965 Mrs. Lula Beeson Hague Mrs. Lula Beeson Hague, 84, of Crockett, died Monday morning in a local nursing home. Mrs. Hague was a lifelong resident of Houston County. She was a member of the First Christian Church. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Waller Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Ed Mace officiating. Burial was in the Rice Cemetery. Survivors include the husband, Charlie Hague of Crockett; a son, John Beeson Hague of Galveston; her step-mother, Mrs. Cal Beeson of Crockett; five brothers, W. H. Cleon and Joe W. Beeson, all of Crockett, James L. Beeson of Austin and J. E. Beeson of Manor; two sisters, Mrs. Luther Warner of Grapeland and Mrs. Wyatt Christian of Crockett. Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Thurs. Nov. 7, 1974 Elkhart Rites For Mr. Davis Funeral services for Jaessie William Davis, 48, of Route 2, Elkhart, were held Thursday, October 31, at 10:00 a.m. in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Palestine, with the Rev. E. J. Brumleu officiating. Final rites were held Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at the graveside in Williamson Settlement Cemetery, under the direction of Hassell & Foster. A rosary was recited Wednesday. October 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Hassell & Foster Chapel, Palestine, led by Father Brumleu. Pallbearers were Robert Goodman, Larry Taylor, Alton Doucette, Larry Davis, Buford Buford and David Banks. Mr. Davis was born February 6, 1926 in Orange County, Texas to the late William Perry Davis and Ollie Hock Davis, and he was pronounced dead on arrival at a Grapeland hospital Tuesday, October 29, at 12:20 p.m. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Palestine, and of American Legion Post No. 552, of Sheldon, Texas. During World War I(I, he served in the U.S. Navy from July 15, 1942, until Nov. 21 1945. A heavy duty mechanic, he was last employed by Joopers Industries of Bakersfield, California. He formerly lived in Slocum, and returned to Anderson County in Feb. 1974. Survivors: wife, Mrs. Henrietta Boudreaux Davis, Elkhart; two sons, William Davis and Grant Davis, both of Elkhart; four daughters, Mrs. Elbert M. (Mary Ellen) Horn of Grapeland, Mrs. Jerry (Jean) Taylor of Slocum, Misses Charlotte, and Cecilla Davis, both of Elkhart; a brother, Harold Davis, of Highlands; four grandchildren, Larry and Glenn Taylor, both of Slocum. Becky and Christy Horn, both of Grapeland, numerous nieces and nephews. Thurs. July 29, 1965 Willie Ratcliff Mr. Willie Ratcliff of Cleburne died July 19 in the Vererans Administration Hospital in Dallas Mr. Ratcliff was born Feb. 15, 1918, near Augusta. Funeral services were held at Cleburne, with the Rev. Ben Loring of Dallas and the Rev. Charles Taylor of Cleborne officiating. Graveside ceremonies were conducted by American Legion Post No. 50 of Cleburne. Burial was in Rosehill Memorial park in Cleburne. Survivors include the wife Mrs. Doris Ratcliff, and two sons, Lanney and Danney, all of Cleburne; a brother, Lester Glen, of Houston; three sisters. Mrs. Sam Huffaker and Mrs. Fred Johnson, both of Houston, and Mrs. J. A. Riley of Bay City. Thurs. July 29, 1965 Mrs. Annie A. Hall Mrs. Annie A. Hall, 87, of Crockett, died in Memorial Hospital in Lufkin Tuesday, following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Hall, born in Limestone County March 25, 1878, had lived in this county for over 50 years. She was a member of the Full Gospel Church of Crockett. Funeral services will be held from the Callaway Memorial Chapel at 3 p.m. Thursday, with Dr. G. H. Stieglitz, Full Gospel minister, officiating. Burial will be in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Survivors include a son, Floyd Birdwell of Rosharon; a daughter, Mrs. L. B. Vest of Crockett; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchiildren. Callaway Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Thurs. July 29, 1965 Mrs. Marion Browning Friends of Mrs. Marion Browning will regret to learn that she passed away in Pasadena, Texas, July 13. She was the wife of the late Marion Browning, who for years was pastor of the First Christian Church in Crockett. She was 79 years old. She resided with her daughter, Mrs. H. C. Franks, at 716 Williams St. Her son, Walter, lives in Austin. Mrs. Browning is also survived by a brother, Amardo Gallardo, of Cuba, and two grandchildren. Graveside services were in Richmond, TExas, at the Morton Cemetery Co. Thurs. July 29, 1965 James Hardy Platt, Sr. Mr. James Hardy Platt Sr. 86, of Lovelady died in a Houston hospital Saturday morning. Mr. Platt, a lifelong resident of Houston County, was a member of the Christian Church and of the Lovelady Lodge No. 539, AF & AM. Funeral services were held from the Waller Funeral Chapel at 2 p.m. Monday, with Mr. Dalton Graves officiating, assisted by Mr. Don Crafton. Burial was in the Center Hill Cemetery, under the auspices of Lovelady Lodge No. 539. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Minnie Ola Platt of Lovelady; eight sons, W. H., J. C., Edgar and Marshall M. Platt, all of Baytown, Joe Bell Platt of Lovelady. Robert Platt of Dallas, Sam B. Platt of Seattle, Wash., and J. H. Platt Jr., of LaMarque; four daughters, Mrs. Jesse Waller of Rosharon, Mrs. Lloyd Janes of Seattle, Wash., Mrs. Fred S. Williams of LaMarque and Mrs. Bobby Tunstall of Duncan, Okla; a sister, Mrs. Asa High of Tyler; 21 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren. Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements Thurs. July 29, 1965 Jim Walter Bennett Mr. Jim Walter Bennett, 72, of Rt. 4, Crockett, died Thursday afternoon. Mr. Bennett was a native of Bosque County, but had lived in Houston County most of his life. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Waller Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Leslie L. Grounds officiating. Burial was in the Weches Cemetery. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Fannie Jane Bennett of Crockett; foru sons, L. C. and Cecil Bennett, both of Crockett, Clifford Bennett of Ratcliff and Walter Doyle of Orchard; a daughter, Mrs. Edith Dewbre of Denver City; 11 grandchildren; one great grandchild. Thurs. July 29, 1965 William franklin Selkirk Funeral services for William Franklin Selkirk, 72 of Grapeland, were held wednesday, July 21, at 4 p.m. in the First Methodist Church, Grapeland, with Rev. Loois Hunter and Rev. J. T. Riley officiating. Burial followed in Grapeland City Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Charlie Darsey, Mike Dailey, Leon Brimberry, Jack Long, Earl Cheatham Homer Jones, Earl Pennington and Harvey Huff. All friends of the family were named homorary pallbearers. Native and lifelong resident of Grapeland, Mrs. Delkirk was born July 10, 1893, and prior to retiring, he was a trucking contractor. member of the First Methodist Church, Grapeland, he died Tuesday, July 20, at 2:45 p.m. in his home following a lengthy illness. Survivors include the wife, Mrs. Emma Williams Selkirk; a daughter, Mrs. Pauline Burnett; a grandson, Bill Burnett, all of Grapeland; two brothers, John B. Silkirk of Mineola and Ainsworth Selkirk of Baytown. Arrangements were by Hassell & Foster. Thurs. Dec.15, 1962 Mrs. Alyth Brunow Austin Mrs. Alyth Brunow Austin, 55, of Houston, and former resident of Crockett an dHouston County, died in Houston Friday, Dec. 7, following an extended illness. Graveside funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, in the Evergreen Memorial Park with the Rev. Hunter Morris officiating. Mrs. Austin, who was born on Aug. 7, 1907, is survived by her husband, D. D. Austin Sr. of Houston; a son, D. D. Jr., of Houston; a brother H. F. Brunow Jr. of Houston; and four grandchildren. Callaway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Thurs. Dec 13, 1962 Stephen Lemuel Callaway Stephen Lemuel Callaway, two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Callaway of Houston, died in a Houston hospital Sunday, Dec 9. Besides the parents, survivors include a brother, Lester H. Callaway III of Houston ; grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Lester H. Callaway of Houston, and Mrs. Raye Pigue of Houston; and great-grandmother Mrs. Sallye Callaway of Crockett. Funeral services were held from the Callaway Funeral Home Chapel in Houston at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, with the Rev. Harold Fagan officiating, andinterment was in the Forest park Cemetery in Houston. Callaway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Thurs. Dec. 13, 1962 Mrs. Edna Earl Williams Mrs. Edna Earl Williams, 79, died early Tuesday morning in a local hosptial. A lifelong resident of Houston County, she was a member of the First Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Aubrey Williams of Springfield, Va.; three daughters, Mrs. Ennis Chapman, and Mrs. Ray Prim, Houston, and Mrs. Delbert Farek of Crockett; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 33 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, from the Waller Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. E. P. Ramsey and Rev. A. S. Lee officaiting. Interment was in the Evergreen, Cemeteery. Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Thurs. Dec 13, 1962 Travis Pelham Funeral services for Mr. Travis Pelham, 55, of Palestine, were held Sunday, December 9 at 2:00 p.m. in the Crockett Road Church of Christ, Palestine, with the minister, Archie Waldrum, officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Park, Palestine. A native of Houston County, Mr. Pelham was born October 23, 1907, son of the late John M. Pelham. He moved from Crockett to Palestine in 1956, and at the time of his death was employed as a salesman for Western Auto Associate Store. Member of the Crockett Road Church of Christ, he died Friday December 7, at 8:30 a.m. following a sudden illness. Survivors wife, Mrs. Kathryn Dear Pelham of Palestine; a daughter, Miss Janyth Lynn Pelham of Palestine; two brother, Atmar Pelham of Grapeland and Ottis Pelham of Lamesa; two sisters, Mrs. Julian Walling of Tyler and Mrs. Fred Rosprim of Palestine; an aunt, Mrs. Jane Harrison of Dallas, and an uncle Sam Caskey of Grapeland and a number of nieces and nephews. Arrangements were by Hassell & Foster. Thursday, Dec. 6, 1962 Walter William Gossett Mr. Walter William Gossett, 87, died Thursday, November 22 at a local hospital hollowing a short illness. The retired farmer was born on November 15, 1875, in Crockett. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Ida Mae Hale Gossett of Crockett, two daughters, Mrs. Wilsie Maye White of Houston and Mrs. Robbie White of Galena Park; three brothers, Trink, Andy and Wilsie Gossett all of Crockett; one sister Hula; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held at the Calvary Baptist Church on November 23 at 2 p.m. with Revs. W. A. Corley and Deward Mullens. Interment was held in the Evergreen, Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Elbert Burks, Mayse Hale, Doxier Gossett, Everett Davis, Eugene Sawyer and George Lane. Honarary pallbearers were Dr. A. B. Brown, Dr. C. B. Goolsby, Leonard Arnold, W. F. Killingsworth, W. E. Hall, George Lane, Bill Lane, Jack Williamson, Ansel Turner, Guy Bale, Robert Hazlet, Dock Blankenship, A. M. Decuir, Justin Fuller, Steve Allee, and all members of the Calvar6y Baptist Church. Gossett was a decendant of A. E. Gossett who gave the landsite for the City of Crockett. Callaway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Many Attend Funeral Those who attended the funeral of Walter William Gossett are: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gossett of Highland; Mr. and Mrs. W. Frank Killingsworth, Mrs. Lizzie Tyer of Palestine; Mrs. Robert Shaffer, Mrs. Maggie White Flinklea, Mrs. C. L. Mitchell, Mrs. Mattie Sue Parker of Huntsville; Mrs. Mamie Lee Hoefle of Freeport; Mrs. Vernice Ferguson, Mrs. Catharine Judkins, Mrs. Pattie Hale Reece, Mrs. Shirley Turner Powes, Mrs. and Mrs. Cleon Robinson, Mrs. Jeanette Creath Creel of Houston; Mr. and Mrs. Norman Rice of Texas City; Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Glynn White of Houston; Mr. and Mrs. Dozier Gossett, Mrs. Marguerite Gilmore of Pasadena; Mrs. Zena Merchant of Alvin; Mr. and Mrs. O. G. (Guy) Hale, Mr. and Mrs. W. Mayes Hale and Hulie of Henderson; Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Burks, Lucille and Kenneth of Vivian, La.; Gene (Brim) Hale of Noacogdoches; Mrs. Bob Buffington, Miss Evelyn Starling of Pennington; Mrs. Mary Little Drone, Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Tittle of Wichita Falls; Mrs. Troy Whiteside of Timpson; Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Sawyer, Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Mason and Mike, and Mr. Oliver D. White Jr., of Galena Park. Thurs. Sept 24, 1964 Mrs. Lela Viola Baker Mrs. Lela Viola Baker, 61, of Lovelady, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, in the Grapeland Community Hospital. Mrs. Baker was born Nov. 28, 1903, in Houston County. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday from the Callaway Memorial Chapel, with mr. M. E. Gimon and Mr. Darryl W. Pringle, both of Lovelady, officiating. Burial was in the Lovealdy Cemetery. Pallbearers were Robert Arnold, R. V. Harrelson, Bill Bray, Sam Elliott, Lester Goynes and Alec Williamson. Survivors include the husband, Bill Baker of Lovealdy; two sons, James D. Knox of Garland and Robert M. Baker, with the US Army in Honululu; two daughters, Laura Anna Knox of Waco and Norma Jean Mareth of Corpus Christi; two brothers, David Goldman of Palestine and Homer Goldman of Groveton; a sister, Mrs. A. T. Searcy of Humble; a stepbrother, Tommy Williams of Spade; two stepsisters, Mrs. H. L. Searcy of Lovelady, and Mrs. Burtie Owens of Houston; and four grandchildren. Callaway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Thurs. Sept 24, 1964 Mrs. Lola Skains Mrs. Lola Skains, 70, of Trinity, died early Thursday morning in a Houston hospital. Mrs. Skains was a lifelong resident of Trinity County, and a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday in the First Methodist Church in Trinity, with Rev. Buford Fenley officiating. Burial was in the Glendale Cemetery. Survivors include the husband, Vardie Skains of Trinity; a son, R. E. Skains of Seabrook; two daughters, Mrs. C. L. Poland of Houston and Mrs. B. C. Oliver of Pasadena; two brothers, Adker and Less Jordan, both of Trinity; four sisters, Mrs. Maude Perry of Noacogdoches, Mrs. Jessie Skipper of Crockett, Mrs. Rex Haggard of Carthage and Mrs. Paul Richard of Trnity; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Thurs. Sept 24, 1964 Oliver Dennis Clemments Mr. Oliver Dennis Clements, 49, of Amarillo, died Saturday morning in the Veterans Hospital in Houston. Mr. Clements was owner of the Spot Recreation Club in the Amarillo Building. He was born in Crockett, but had lived in Amarillo the last 20 years. He was a veteran of World War II. Funeral Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Blackburn-Shaw Funeral Home in Amarillo. Survivors include the wife; Inez; and a daughter, Joan both oof Amarillo; four brothers, Jimmie Clements of Anchorage, Alaska, Neal and Albert Clements of Crockett, and Lester Clements of El Dorado Ark; three sisters, Mrs. Viola Davis of Crockett, Mrs. Ruby Blackwell of Lefors and Mrs. Anzo Hoar of Houston. Thurs. Sept 24, 1964 Mrs. Mary Sue Waybourn Mrs. Mary Sue Waybourn, 64, of Rt. 1, Crockett, died Sunday in a Houston hospital, following an extended illness. Mrs. Waybourn was born May 6, 1900, in Pocahontas, Ark. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesady from the Callaway Memorial Chapel, with mr. James Mosely of the Grapeland Church of Christ, officiating. Burial was in the New Energy Cemetery. Pallbearers were John Perkins, George Walker, Frank Beathard, Cecil F. Cock, Grady Blalock and Eddie Womack. Survivors include the husband, Earl Waybourn of Crockett; two sons, Lawrence and Ted, both of Houston; a daughter, Mrs. Winifred Drake of Houston; her mother, Mrs. Ann Holder of Corpus Christi; a brother, Herman Holder of Tulsa, Oka; three sisters, Mrs. Henry Barnes of Cropus Christi, Mrs. Virgil Cone of Alice and Mrs. Calvin Barnes of Bartlesville, Okla; and nine grandchildren. Callaway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Thurs. Sept 24, 1964 Silas Norman Tipton Mr. Silas Norman Tipton, 77, of Rt. 2, Trinity, died Thursday, Sept. 10, at his home near Trinity following a sudden illness. Mr. Tipton was born Dec. 3, 1886, in Trinity County. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 11 in the Chita Baptist Church, with Rev. James Crawford, pastor on the church officiating. Burial was in the Chita Cemetery. Pallbearers were: D. J. Jerdan, Roy Tipton, Edmon Tipton, Theo Jordan, Ray Tipton, and Leo Higgins. Survivors include the wife, Mrs. Ione Tipton of Trinity; and a foster daughter, Mrs. Cladys Myers of Houston. Callaway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Thurs. Sept 24, 1964 Mrs. Ada May Smith Mrs. Ada May Smith, 83, of Abilene, died at her home in Abilene Wednesday, Sept. 16, following an extended illness. mrs. Smith was born in Houston County July 26, 1881. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Funeral services were held in the Grapeland Church of Christ at 4:30 p.m. Friday with Mr. Ralph Byers and Mr. Woodrow Pringle officiating. Burial was in the Parker Cemetery, west of Grapeland. Pallbearers were; Cabern Masters, H. C. Bynum, C. E. Bynum, Odell Herod, Bill Herod, and Johnny Smith. Survivors include the husband, A. A. Smtih of Alilene; two sons, Arlen Smith of Uvalde and Horace Smith, of New Braunfels; six daughters; Mrs. R. B. Wade and Miss Dolly Smith, both of Abilene, Mrs. W. C. Nicholas of Baytown, Mrs. O. B. Irwin of Mt. Judea, Ark. Mrs. Ralph Byers of Ballinger and Mrs. Jess Mitchell of Copperas Cove; three brothers, Jim and Otis Herod, both of Grapeland, and Horace Herod of Albany; four sisters, Mrs. B. T. Masters of Jacksonville, Mrs. Lydia Bynum and Mrs. Robert Montgomery, both of Grapeland, and Mrs. Sis Smith of Ponts; 19 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren. Callaway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements The Crockett Courier-Democrat Thurs. Dec 29, 1960 James Olney McLean Mr. James Olney McLean, 64, retired rural mail carrier and prominent farmer and rancher, died in a local hosptial Thursday, Dec. 22, after a short illness. A vereran of World War I, Mr. McLean was born in Houston County on Jan. 16, 1896. He was a member of the Christian Church. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 24, in the Callaway Memorial Chapel with the Reverends C. A. West, A. S. Lee, and Bill Robinson officiating. Interment was in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Pallbearers were James William McLean, Will McLean, George E. McLean, Bobby Lane, Tom Rhoden, and West Lawson Jr. Mr. McLean is survived by his wife, Mrs. J. O. McLean; two daughters, Miss Dorothy Ellen McLean, and Mrs. Donn Currey; two brothers; William McLean and Harry McLean; and two grandchildren, all of Crockett. Callaway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Crockett Courier-Democrat Thurs. Dec 29, 1960 John Hicks Frizzell Mr. John Hicks Frizzell, 75 year-old retired farmer of Crockett, died in Rusk Saturday, Dec. 24, following a brief illness. Graveside funeral services were held at the Hicks Cemetery at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec 26, with the Rev. Albert Higginbotham officiating. Pallbearers were Joe Smith, Jimmy Frizzell, Mack Frizzell, Booth Frizzell, Roy Bob Frizzell, and Abbie Frizzel. Born on March 7, 1883, in Houston County, Mr. Fizzell was a member of the Metehodist church. He is survived by four brothers, Tom, D. C. and Ed, all of Houston, and Monroe, of Pasadena; and two sisters, Mrs. Fred Smith of Houston and Mrs Irene Stepherson of Pasadena. Callaway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Crockett Courier-Democrat Thurs. Dec 29, 1960 Adolph Vanhowten Mr. Adolph Vanhowten, 42, of Route 2, Trinity, died at his residence Tuesday, Dec. 29. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec 23, at the Fields Store Church near Waller, with the Rev. J. P. Jones of the First Baptist Church of Waller, officiating. Interment was in the fields Store Cemetery, and pallbearers wre Virgil Reynolds, Hubert Robinson, Orval Hones, Jimmie Goodney, Buck Anderson and charlie B. Clepper. Mr. Vanhowten was born on July 21, 1918, in Yarber, Texas. He was a veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Eva Mae Vanhowten of Trinity; a son, Vance, of Trinity, father, Rube Vanhowten of Cypress; two brothers, Othal of Cypress and George of Liberty; five sisters, Mrs. Mamie Carraway of Montgomery, Mrs. Marie Armer and Mrs.Ruby Allgood of Richmond, Mrs. Caludine Sparks and Mrs. Merline Lands of Houston. Callaway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Crockett Courier-Democrat Thurs. Dec. 29, 1960 Ernest D. Estell Mr. Ernest D. Estell died Thursday, Dec 22. He was 48 years odl and a farmer. Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 24, at 10:30 a.m. at the Creek Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. G. H. Stieglitz officiating. Interment followed. Mr. estell is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Estell of Mapleton; his wife, Mrs. Eline Estell of Austinio; five sons, Wilford, Billy, Fred, Raymond, and William, all of Austonio; two brothers, Herman and Willard Estell both of Mapleton; and a sister Mrs. Lucille Stevenson of New Caney. Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Crockett Courier-Democrat Thurs. Dec 29, 1960 Tom Smith Kent, Jr. Funeral services for Tom Smith Kent, Jr., 69, of Grapeland, was held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec 22, in the First Baptist Church Grapeland. Rev. Bland Kerby officaited and burial ws in the Grapeland City, Cemetery. Pallbearers were G. L. Streetman, Barnett Jordan, George Murray, V. E. Murray, Kelly Chapman andWarren Baker. Mr. Kent died following a long illness at 10:27p.m. Tuesday, Dec 20, in a Crockett hospital. He as born on Oct. 18, 1891, in the Reynard community of Houston County. He was a retired merchant of Grapeland and also was postmaster for twelve years. Survivors are this widow, Mrs. Hazel Gentry Kent of Grapeland; seven sons, Donald Kent of Bakersville, Calif., Charles Kent of Crockett, Tom S. Kent III, and Dan G. Kent, both of Ft. Worth, Richard H. Kent of Mission, Kan., Harry D. Kent of Phoenix, Ariz., and Pat A. Kent of Grapeland; three daughters, Mrs. Howell H. Smith of Webster, Mrs. Ernest E. Seamon of Houston, Mrs. Montague E. Davis of New York City, N.Y.; one brother, Leonard Kent of Eldorado, Texas; fifteen granchildren; six great-granchildren. Arrangements were by Hassell & Foster.