FARR, Wayne--Meridian Man
Killed in Wreck
Meridian (Spl)-Pauls Wayne Farr, 22, of Meridian was killed
Saturday night in an auto accident on icy roads about four miles north of
Clifton on Fm 1991. Investigating Department of Public Safety officers said his
car slid off the road and into a ditch. Funeral services will be held at 2:pm
Thursday at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Norse. Burial will be in the Norse
Cemetery. Survivors in clued his parents Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Farr of Meridian;
two brothers, Stan Farr of Clifton and Lynn Farr Jr. of Montreal Canada and two
sisters Mrs. DeWitt Alsup of Corpus Christi and Mrs. Hap Arnold of Ft Worth and
Whitney Messenger; Friday, September 15, 1972; Services Saturday
Mrs. John (Lorene) Farrar of Laguna Park passed away Wednesday,
Sept. 6 at Whitney Hospital.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Marshall and
Marshall Funeral Chapel in Whitney, Rev. Doug Lawrence
officiating. Interment was in Coon Creek Cemetery in Bosque
Mrs. Farrar was born July 15, 1918 in Abilene. She married John
Farrar June 10, 1950. She was a member of Lake Whitney
Surviving are her husband, John Farrar of Laguna Park; a
daughter, Mrs. Betty Schraeder of Temple; two step-children, Dale
Farrar of Waco and Mrs. Johnnie Alice Brown of Houston; her
mother, Mrs. Dessie McDugal of Laguna Park; two brothers,
Hollis McDugal of Gholson and Stewart McDugal of Dallas; six
FERGUSON, MRS. MATTIE O.--Bernie
Mrs. Ferguson, 65, died today at her home, 2804 NW 18th. Born
in Bosque County, she had lived
here 41 years. Survivors are her husband, J. D. Ferguson; four
sons, Joe L., Jim T., Johnny C. and Grover C. Ferguson; a daughter, Mrs. Annie
Lou Martin, all of Fort Worth; one sister; two brothers;
16 grandchildren, and two great - grandchildren. Services will
be at 3:30 p. m. Wednesday at
Shannon Memorial Chapel, with burial in Greenwood.
*don't know what Fort Worth newspaper this was in....She died on Feb 13,
FLATT, R.C. Former Meridian Resident Dies in
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 19, in Bryan for
R.C. Flatt 59 who died Thursday in a Temple hospital. Mr. Flatt was a retired
program specialist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and a veteran of World
War II. He was a former Meridian resident Minister in charge of the service was
Dr. Cyrus B Barcus of the Herring Avenue Methodist Church in Waco assisted by
Rev. Harral Dunnan of the First United Methodist Church in Bryan. Burial was in
Oak Wood Cemetery in Waco. Survivors include his wife, Fannie, of Bryan, one
son, Curtis A. Flatt of Dallas;one sister Mrs. R.B. Tucker of El Paso and three
FLEMING, BONNIE FAY TALIAFERRO SOSEBEE--Carolyn
(Taken from the Lubbock Avalanche Journal April 25, 2004)
(picture) was the wife of George Wylie Sosebee, a native of Bosque County
(Born November 13, 1911 in Walling Bend)
Services for Bonnie Fay Taliaferro Sosebee Fleming, 87, of
Ropesville will be at 2 p.m. Monday, April 26, 2004,
at the Ropesville Church of Christ with Don Campbell
officiating. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park
under the direction of Franklin-Bartley Funeral Home. She died
at her residence following a short illness Friday,
April 23, 2004.
Bonnie was born to Benjamin Mason and Emma Amelia Glenn
Taliaferro in Plainview Oct. 27, 1916.
She married George Wylie Sosebee in Plainview April 15, 1936.
They resided in the Lakeview and the Abernathy
communities before moving to the Ropesville Project Community in
January 1944. Bonnie and Wylie were involved
in farming, and raising horses, cattle and other livestock.
Wylie died May 24, 1975. Bonnie moved from the farm
and built a home in Ropesville in April 1978. She married
Clarence Elmer "C.E." Fleming Oct. 30,
1981. C.E. died Feb. 20, 1985. Bonnie was a member of the
Ropesville Church of Chri st, a homemaker,
and enjoyed her time as a member of the Ropesville Senior
Citizens. She was also preceded in death by a son,
Bartie Dan Sosebee, April 22, 1937; two brothers, Elvin Lee
Taliaferro and Lloyd Mason Taliaferro; and a sister, Thelma Lillie Taliaferro.
Survivors include a son, Troyce Wylie and wife, Carolyn Faye
Bethany Sosebee, of Abilene; four daughters, Patsy
FORSYTHE, LEWIS A.--Cathy
Gayle Sosebee and husband, John Robert Smith, of Ropesville,
Kaye Nell Sosebee and husband, Robert John Wylie,
of Big Spring, Linda Janeen Sosebee and husband, Richard Wayne
Burns, of Round Rock, and Bonnie Sue Sosebee
and husband, Robert Michal Coker, of Ropesville; 13
grandchildren, Robert Randall and Mary Pat Bevers Smith of
Ropesville, LaWana Gayle Smith and Randall Duane Ferguson of
Levelland, D'lene Kaye Wylie of Big Spring, Larry
Alan and Rebecca Lee "Becky" Evans Smith of Ropesville, Sherry
ReBeka Smith Airhart of Ropesville, Janeen Beth
Burns Jones of Round Rock, Amanda June "Amy" Sosebee and
husband, Lee Eric Butt of Chardon, of Ohio,
Tamora Leah Burns of Austin, Pamela Ann Sosebee and husband,
Larry Shane Luckey, of Ft. McCord, Wash., Kenneth
Don and wife, Dianna Davis Suter, of Mesquite, Suzahn Rachelle
Suter and husband, John F. Swetish, of Colorado
Springs, Colo., Troy Keith Sosebee of Abilene, and Jason Wylie
Sosebee of Washington, D.C.; two step-grandchildren,
Elizabeth Ann Coker and husband, Daniel J. Franklin, of Smyer,
and Rebecca Lynn Coker and husband, John Graves,
of Levelland; 26 great-grandchildren; three step
great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Pallbearers
and honorary pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons,
Robert Randall Smith, Larry Alan Smith, Kenneth Don
Suter, Troy Keith Sosebee, Jason Wylie Sosebee, Randall Duane
Ferguson, Larry Shane Luckey, Lee Eric Butt, John
F. Swetish, Robert Andrew "Robby" Smith, Raymond Duane Ferguson,
Johnathan Robert Ferguson, Brian Keith
Smith, Casey Don Jones, Anthony Jerome Lara, and Mark Lee
Carrasco. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
the Ropesville Church of Christ, 301 Hockley Main, Ropesville,
Texas 79358; Lubbock Children's Home, P.O. Box
2449, Lubbock, Texas 79408; or West Texas Centers for MHMR, 319
Runnels, Big Spring, Texas 79720. The family
will receive friends at Franklin-Bartley Funeral Home, 4444
South Loop 289, Sunday, April 25, 2004, from 2
until 4 p.m. To send online condolences go to
Clebrune Times Review; Sunday, March 3, 2003
CLIFTON -- Lewis A. Forsythe, age 92, of Kopperl, passed away on
Friday night, Feb. 21, 2003, in the Goodall-Witcher
Hospital in Clifton.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, in
the Kopperl First Baptist Church with the pastor, Rev.
Rob Tombrella, officiating. Burial was in the Kimbell Cemetery.
Lewis was born Oct. 24, 1910, near Glen Rose, Texas. He was the
son of the late Joseph L. and Maude M. Cline Forsythe. On
Dec. 10, 1932, he was united in marriage to Lillie Bell Hadley
in Cleburne. The couple lived there for seven years before
moving to Kopperl in 1939. Lewis worked as a mechanic, farmer
and rancher most his life. He had served on the Kopperl
Independent School District board as well as being a member of
the Kopperl First Baptist Church and the Kopperl Masonic
Lodge. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillie Bell, on
Oct. 21, 1993.
Survivors include three daughters: Betty Jean Cogdill and
husband, Kenneth, of Granbury, Jo Ann Young and husband,
William, of Edmond, Okla. and Joyce Lou Grier of Kopperl. Three
sons: Billy Ray Forsythe and wife, Leta Ruth, of Kopperl;
Jimmy Lewis Forsythe and wife, Carolyn of Rio Vista, Tommy Allen
Forsythe and wife, Betty of Rio Vista; one sister: Lois
Loree McKelvey of Cleburne; 15 grandchildren, 25
great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and
a host of friends. Pallbearers were Robert Forsythe, Steven
Forsythe, Kenny Cogdill, Clint Forsythe, Kevin Forsythe, Bob Hodges and Rick
Hodges. Lawson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Lawson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 616, Meridian, Texas, 254-435-2792
GALLAWAY, REV. ROBERT--Paper's
GANDY, MRS. CHARLIE (AGNES)
Meridian(Spl)- Mrs Charlie(Agnes) Gandy,85 of Meridian, died
Monday morning in a Meridian nursing home. Funeral services will be held at
2p.m. today at the Meridian First United Methodist Church,Rev.E.R. Gordon and
Rev.V.E. Hankinson officiating. Burial will be in the Meridian Cemetary. Mrs
Gandy was a lifelong resident of Bosque County. Her husband was a former
Bosque County,clerk. He died in 1970. She was a Methodist. Survior include
two sons,Alton Gandy of Meridian of Meridian and Elgin Gandy of Fort Worth;a
sister Mrs Josie Burditt of Hillsboro;five grandchildren and four great
GARRETT, TAYLOR CHEYENNE
Services for Taylor Cheyenne Garrett, 8 months, 12 days old, of
Walnut Springs, were held at 2 pm on Friday, Nov. 10 at Walnut Springs Memorial
Methodist Church with Rev. James Taylor & Rev. Tim Emmons officiating. Taylor
died at 9:30 pm on Wed., Nov. 8, 1989, at Ft. Worth Children's Hospital. Burial
was in Fulton Cemetery, near Walnut Springs, with Lawson Funeral Home handling
the arrangements. Taylor was born 26 Feb. 1989 in Clifton, daughter of Eddy &
Talana (Jackson) Garrett. She had lived all her life in Walnut Springs, & was
baptized at the Walnut Springs Memorial Methodist Church. Survivors are her
parents: Eddy Ray & Talana Jackson Garrett of Walnut Springs; maternal
grandparents: Mr. & Mrs. Tommy Jackson of Walnut Springs; Paternal grandparents
Mr. & Mrs. Pat Garrett of Alvord; Paternal great grandparents: Mr. & Mrs. Lester
Neighbors of Alvord and Mr. & Mrs. V.T. Garrett of Haynesville, LA.
Pallbearers: Ted Williams, Ted Whitt, Marlin Dempsey, & Brady Dempsey.
GASKEY, Mrs. EDNA
Funeral services for Mrs. Edna Gaskey, 88, of liberty, were hled
Nov. 8 at the Allison Funeral Home. Burial was in Guedry Cemetery, Baston.
Mrs. Gaskey was the mother of John R. "Buck" Gaskey of Meridian. Mrs. Gaskey
died in Kersting Hospital Saturday, Nov. 4, 1982. She had been in failing
health for the past 3 years. Besides her son, Mrs. Gaskey is survived by a
daughter, Helen Rowe, of Liberty; 2 brothers: Hart Hooks of Baston, and Floyd
Hooks of Silsbee; a sister, Marguerite Lewis of Liberty; 3 grandsons, and 5
GOAINS, JAMES CLABE
James Clabe Goains, age 83, or Meridian, died
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 1989, in the Goodall-Witcher Hospital in Clifton. Funeral
services were held Saturday, Dec. 16 at 2 pm in the Lawson Funeral Home Chapel,
with the Rev. R.L. Whitworth and Rev. O.H. Dockery officiating. Burial was in
the Meridian Cemetery. James was the osn of the late Thomas Ovie Goains, and
Florence Elizabeth Foster Goains. He was born June 23, 1906, in Pottsville,
AR. He moved at the age of 3 to Iredell, where he was raised. He went to
school in Spring Creek. On Dec. 23 1923, James united in marriage to Rosey
Bradley at Iredell. She preceded him in death on Oct. 4, 1977. James was a
former resident of Walnut Springs, McGregor, and Merkel. He had lived in
Meridian for the past 42 years and worked as a carpenter until he retired. He
was affiliated with the Assembly of God Church. Survivors are 3 daughters:
Minnie Guinn of Meridian, Beatrice Paulson of Waco, and Doris Eckols of Waco; 1
son: Joe C. Goains of Waco; 3 half sisters: Ophillia Goains of Meridian,
Lovella Johnson of Ft. Worth, and Lillie Bonds of Clifton; 3 half brothers:
O'Neal Goains of Ft. Worth, James Earl Goains, and J.E. Goains, both of
Meridian; 14 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; 4 great-great
grandchildren. Pallbearers were Michael Goains, Darrell Goains, Billy Paulson,
Johnny Riddle, Dean Engeal, and Dwight Goains.
GOLDEN, ANNA ELIZABETH--Edward
Mrs. Anna Elizabeth Golden, wife of S. D. (sic)
Golden and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hendricks, died very suddenly Monday
morning at her home in this City. She was not in the best of health but no one
thought of her condition being serious in the least and when the news spread
from house to house at an early hour Monday morning that Mrs. Golden was dead,
it was a shock to the people. She had for some time been aflicted with a bad
cough but had readily yielded to treatment and everyone thought she would live
for many years to come. During the night Sunday night she had a bad coughing
spell but after taking one dose of cough medicine she again fell asleep as did
Mr. Golden, and slept until 4 o'clock Monday morning when she was seized with
another spell, and this attack failed to yield to medicine and she died in about
fifteen, before the doctor could reacher her though he lived but a block or two
away. Mrs. Golden was born in the State of Alabama Oct 21st, 1872, and was
therefore 41years old last October. She was married to S. E. Golden in 1888, to
which union ten children were born and were all present at some time during the
time the family was passing through through the sad ordeal. She leaves a
fathful mother, one sister, three brothers and a husband and ten children,four
of whom are married and six at home, to mourn her departure, but they sorrow not
as those who have no hope. Mrs. Golden was a good christian woman having been a
faithful and true member of the Methodist church since she was 12 years old, and
in all the checkered scenes of life through which she was called to pass, she
never wavered in her religious life, but remained true and faithful until she
was called to enter the church above. The last words she spoke were: "The Lord
has called for me and I am ready to go." and fell asleep in Jesus. The funeral
service was conducted in the Methodist church on March 2nd, by her old friend,
W. V. Jones, in the presence of a large crowd of sympathizing friends. At the
close of the service at the church the remains were borne to the Riverside
Cemetery where they were gently laid to rest to await the resurrection day. All
who knew Mrs. Golden could join in saying that a good woman has been translated
from this world of sorrow and stife to the Country where sorrow is unknown, and
where it is eternal day. The Record joins the many friends in extended sympathy
to the bereaved family and relatives.
Notes: Anna was the daughter of Willis Hardick & Sarah
Ann (Cox) Hendricks.
She married Seaborn Emory Golden on Nov 26, 1888, in
Tallapoosa County, Alabama.
FELIX GOLDEN DEAD
After being confined to his room practically all the time
for the past five months, Felix G. golden died at his home in Valley
Mills last Thursday afternoon at 3:15 o'clock, surrounded by his
entire family, consisting of his wife and six boys, besides
many other relatives and friends.
Mr. golden was born in Calhoun County, Alabama, on November
8th, 1841, and moved from that state to Tennessee, later
in life where he resided until he moved to Texas, locating near
Peoria, Hill county, where he resided with his family until moving
to Bosque county on December 4th, 1904, purchasing the Reeder
ranch at Hurst Springs, moving from there to the Fitzhugh
ranch east of Clifton and later sold out and went to Plainview,
Hale county in 1914, when he traded his property there to Joe
M. Sears for the Albert Sears property there going back to
Valley Mills, and took charge of this property in October, 1915, at
which place he died as above stated.
He was quite active until a few months ago before he was
taken ill and was never able to ?? affairs to any great extent. His
sons were ever faithful and together with his wife, who is
blind, saw to it that nothing was left undone to alleviate his pain and
to say that every attention was given.
Mr. Golden was a Confederate veteran having spent the
entire four years of the Civil War when he received two wounds,
one in each arm, the one in the right making him a cripple for
life, but despite his wound, he was able to, or did do, the work
seldom done by any able bodied man.
He was married in Alabama, to Miss Amanda Boyd and to the
union were both nine children, eight boys and one girl. Two
boys and the daughter died many years ago, but their six boys,
Taylor, who resides in Floyd county, bob living at Clifton, Reuben, Walter, John
and Sam, reside in Valley Mills. The six boys acting as pall bearers at his
The funeral services were conducted at the home on Friday
at 9 o'clock after which the remains were carried to Peoria, his
old home for interment. Elder Wallace of Temple had charge of
the funeral services and accompanied the remains to Peoria
To the bereaved ones, the Messenger extends sympathy in
this sad hour.
GOLDEN, GRANDMA F. G.--Sue
The friends and acquaintances of the family
are requested to attend the funeral of
F. G. GOLDEN
Born Nov. 8, 1841
Died June 3, 1920
Services at residence at 9 o'clock a.m., June 4th. Interment
at Peoria (Hill County) Friday
afternoon, June 4th
Valley Mills, Texas June 3, 1920
DIES AT AGE OF 82 YEARS
Grandma F. G. Golden, born May 30, 1848 in the state of
Alabama, died Sunday, July 6, 1930, at the home of her son,
GOLDEN, HOWARD WEST "SONNY"--Sue
John Golden, in the Hurst Springs community in Coryell county,
after an illness of some days, but directly from a stroke
of paralysis that she was taken with only a few days prior to
her death. She had been in failing health many years, and
for the past thirteen years was totally blind.
Deceased was married to F. G. Golden at the age of sixteen
years, and to this union thirteen children were born; only six
sons are living to mourn the death of this dear old mother who
meant so much to them, seven of the children and the
husband and father passing to their reward some years ago. She
had been a member of the Church of Christ since she was
sixteen years of age, and Eld. Nance of Hillsboro conducted the
religious services both at the home of her son, John Golden,
at 10:30 and at the grave, Monday morning, July 7.
Many years of her life were spent in Bosque, Hill and adjoining
counties. she was truly a pioneer citizen of this section.
Besides the six living sons, there are 43 grandchildren and 18
great grandchildren left to mourn her passing. The sons are:
R. L. Golden, Valley Mills; Taylor Golden, Plainview; R. A.
Golden, Clifton; Walter A. Golden, Meridian; Sam R. Golden,
Tulia, and John Golden, Hurst Springs.
Howard West "Sonny" Golden was born July 19, 1916, in the family
Clifton, Texas, at the foot of what was called the "Golden
Robert Lee Golden and Maud (West) Golden. He was the 9th of 10
born into this family.
Howard passed away October 16, 2005, in Waco, Texas, at the
Center of Woodway, at the age of 89 years, 2 months, 27 days.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters,
Bessie Olson, Etta
Lou Dahl and Maudine Golden; six brothers, Archie, Paul, Leo,
and Ray Golden; and son-in-law, Donald Bearden.
He is survived by one daughter, Sue Bearden of Lorena, Texas;
one son, Bobby
George Golden and hiis wife, Karon, of Groesbeck, Texas; one
Sherri Hutcheon and her husband Jeff, of Castle Rock, Colorado;
great-granddaughter, Lindsey LaDon Hutcheon; also, ex-wife, Bama
Golden, and one sister-in-law, Ruby Golden.
He attended Clifton and Valley Mills schools.
As a young boy, he was baptized into the Church of Christ.
In 1952, he was
baptized into the First Baptist Church at Clifton, Texas, where
a member until his death.
He loved his Lord, family, country and Bob Wills music and
bingo and 42 when he wasn't watching a rodeo on TV. He was
proud of his great-granddaughter, Lindsey, as a day neer went by
in his life
that he didn't mention her to anyone who would listen.
He was a rancher and carpenter, also working as a guard at
Reformatory and worked for the Santa Fe Railroad during World
transporting soldiers. He loved ranching and touring with the
circuit, participating in calf roping events and cutting horse
also trained cutting horses.
He and his wife, "Reecie", owned a ranch at Cranfills Gap,
Texas, for many
years before selling it and purchasing a hardware store in
they operated for several years.
"Sonny" continued living in Clifton, until his health
deteriorated and he
moved to Waco, where he lived out his life in Assisted Living
Funeral service is held at the Clifton Funeral Home, Clifton,
10:00 A.M., Wednesday, October 19, 2005, with Reverend Jeff
officiating and music by Charlyn Stacey.
Pallbears are: Bobbie Bearden and nephews Milton Glenn Dahl,
Dahl, David Golden, Jerry Wayne Golden and Scott Greenbauer.
Interment is at the Stanford Chapel Cemetery on Chapel Road,
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, Hewitt,
GOLDEN, MAUD (WEST)--Sue
Baptist Church, Groesbeck, Texas, or First Baptist Church,
Maud (West) Golden was born 2-15-1877 in Prairie Valley
community in Hill County, TX.
She died 2-16-1963 in the Clifton Lutheran Sunset Home, Clifton,
GOLDEN, ROBERT LEE "BOB"--Sue
Robert Lee "Bob" Golden was born 8-9-1875 in Whitney, TX; He
died 10-5-1948 in Valley Mills, TX
GOLDEN, SEBORN E.--Edward
(my great-great grandfather)
Meridian Tribune, Jan 17, 1941 page 3
S. E. Golden
S. E. Golden, retired farmer and long time resident of this
section passed away Thursday, January 2nd at 10:20 p.m. at the family home here.
Had Mr. Golden lived until May 17 of this year he would have been seventy-three
years of age, having been born in the state of Alabama on Ma 17, 1868. At an
early age he came to Texas and on November 26, 1888 he was married to Miss Anna
Elizabeth Hendricks, who preceded him in death on March 1st 1915. To this union
10 children were born, nine of whom survive. On March 1st, 1916 he was again
married to Mrs. Clara Jones who now survives him. Mr. Golden was a staunch
member of the Methodist church, Rev. F. L. Wilshire, pastor of the First
Methodist Church here, assisted by Rev. D. D. Tidwell, pastor of the First
Baptist Church, conducted the funeral services which were held at the Methodist
church here Friday afternoon, January 3rd. Beside the widow, Mr. Golden is
survived by four sons and five daughters, namely, Lee and Emory Golden of De
Leon, Ollie Golden, of Quannah, Texas and
Lucius Golden of Iredell, Texas; Mesdames Tessie Brownlee and
Sally Coan of De Leon, Mrs. Mae Patterson of Meridian, Texas; Mrs. Eulan
Patterson of Dallas and Mrs. Addie Bownam of Iredell. After funeral services at
the Methodist church here, the body was carried to Iredell where interment was
made in the Iredell cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons of the deceased, with
funeral arrangements in charge of Higginbotham's Funeral Home.
GRAHAM, PEARL LEE (nee: WARREN)
Services for Pearl StevesonGraham, 74, of
Clifton, were held on Sunday, 12 Jan at Samnorwood Baptist Church, with Rev.
E.W. North, retired Baptist minister, & Rev. Kerry Aines officiating. Pearl
died on Jan. 9, 1986 at Goodall-Witcher Hospital. Burial was at Wellington
Cemetery in Wellington, under the direction of Lamb Funeral Home of McLean.
Local arrangements were by Clifton Funeral Home. Pearl was born 6 Dec. 1911 in
clifton. She moved to McLean in 1971 from Samnorwood & back to Clifton in 1984
from McLean. She was a member of Samnorwood Baptist Church. Survivors: 2
daughters: Wanda Keller of Hubbard, & Betty Sweatt of Clinton, AR; 2 sons: John
Steveson of Weatherford, OK, & Bobby Steveson of Norman, OK; 5 sisters: Annie
Laxon of Clifton, Lola Thompson of Pampa; Ada Hord of Stephenville; Charlene
Laxon of Gruver; & Bernice Light of andrews; 2 brothers: Marvin Warren of
Gainesville, & Willie Warren of Andrews; 13 grandchildren, & 17 great
GRIMM, CHARLES FRED--Edward
Last Rites Held for C.F. Grimm/Karl Friederich
Wilhelm Grimm Who Died at 81
Mr. C. F. Grimm, of Meridian, who died Sunday,
January 7, 1951, in Holt hospital at Meridian, Texas, had been in failing health
several years and became seriously ill a short time before his death. Funeral
services were held in Brister Funeral Home, Meridian, Texas, January 8, 1951,
conducted by Rev. Carl H. Mutschink, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church of
Clifton, Texas, followed by interment in Meridian Cemetery. His grandsons were
pallbearers. Mr. Grimm was born April 3, 1869, in Austin County, near Sealy
and was 81 years, 9 months and 5 days of age at the time of his death and had
lived in Bosque County since 1906, about 45 years. He was united in marriage to
Miss Marie Patent in the year 1890, a little over 60 years ago. To this union
12 children were born five sons and seven daughters, nine of whom survive their
father. Three daughters preceded him in death, two in infancy and the other
about 20 years ago. Mr. Grimm was baptized in the Luthern faith in Washington
County, Texas, at the age of 23. Surviving Mr. Grimm are his wife, Mrs. C. F.
Grimm; four daughters, Mrs. R. P. Bass and Mrs. John Hanna of Meridian, Mrs.
O.D. Cox of Grandview and Mrs. Collis Williams of Walnut Springs; five sons E.
H. and Gus of Meridian, Lewis of Dallas, Walter of Hamlin and Marvin of Clifton;
two brothers, Lewis Grimm and Rudolph Windt of Brenham; one sister, Mrs. Ida
Sternberg of Brenham; 26 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and many
friends to mourn the passing of one who had filled all the stations of life and
filled them well.
GRIMM, FURMAN ALEXANDER- Submitted by Edward L. Williams
THE CLIFTON RECORD - Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Memorial services were held for Furman Alexander Grimm, 85, of Temple on
Saturday, June 28, 2008 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in temple. Burial was in
Kileen, at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery.
Furman Grimm was born in Bosque County on Aug. 25, 1922, and went to be with his
Lord on June 25, 2008. Born, the first of two children to Enor and Olga Grimm,
his life was spent in a family and relatives of close ties as well as a strong
love and faith in the Lord.
He became a child of God as an infant at his baptism in Our Savior's Lutheran
Church in Norse on Oct 15, 1922. His baptismal covenant was confirmed Oct 15,
1936, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Clifton. He loved his Lord, loved his family
and was a faithful friend to all who knew him. His unwavering belief in God and
faith in his Savior, Jesus Christ, was his strength, comfort and council. This
relationship was evident in his loyalty and devotion to family and friends. He
was a lifelong Lutheran and served the church in many capacities where ever he
and his family resided.
He was a faithful member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Temple.
"This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. That what
I try to do as I approach every day. I try to thank the Lord as he spared me in
combat and later as a World War II prisoner of war. I am a survivor. Every day
when the sun comes up, I say, thank you Lord for another day, Indeed, He has
been good to me," said Furman Grimm.
He graduated from Clifton High School in 1939 and entered the University of
Texas that same year. After joining the Enlisted Reserve Corps, he was called
into service in early 1943. He later entered the Army Specialized training
Program where he studied Civil Engineering at the University of Arkansas in
When the program was discontinued, he joined the 99th Infantry Division. He
later served in the European Theatre including the Battle of the Bulge. He was
taken prisoner, moved to Stalag XIII C and liberated near the end of the war in
the town of Wendlestein near Nurenburg.
After graduating from the University of Texas in early 1947, he became employed
as a Geophysicist with Humble Oil and Refining Company (Exxon). His work
extended over much of West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico.
He married Frances Bronstad in 1948 and two sons, Steven and Michael, were born
to this union. Later in 1948 they moved to California when Humble opened offices
in Los Angeles. Grimm came back to Roswell N.M. as District Geophysicist. In
1959, he became the Area Exploration Geophysicist in Midland. In 1965 he assumed
the position of Chief Geophysicist for ESSO in the Philippines while his family
resided in Manila. While in Southeast Asia, operations were conducted in the
South China Sea off the coast of Northern Borneo and the Gulf of Thailand. After
completion of work in Singapore, the family moved to Houston where he served on
the Staff of Chief Geophysicist.
After retirement from Exxon, he managed a cattle ranch north of Meridian, Texas.
He retired fully in 1980 and the family moved to Clifton where they resided for
20 years before moving to Temple in 2002.
Grimm was an avid golfer having had three hole in ones. He played intramural
baseball at the University of Texas and played football and basketball in High
He is survived by his devoted wife Fran of 59 years; a son, Michael, and
grandchildren, Tyler and Kirstin.
He was preceded in death by a son, Steven, in 1999; and a brother Trenton, in
In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Temple,
Texas, or to Lutheran Sunset Ministries, P.O. Box 71, Clifton, or Vista Care,
2626 S. 37th St., Ste. B., Temple.
GRIMM, MARIA PATENT--Edward
Attend Mrs. Grimm's Funeral From Rotan
Mr. and Mrs. Art Singley and Mrs. L. D. Singley,
of Rotan, were in Bosque County Wednesday of last week to attend the funeral
services held at 2:30 o'clock that afternoon in Meridian at the Brister Funeral
Home for the ladies aunt, Mrs. C. F. Grimm. of Meridian. They made their
headquarters while here in the home of the ladies' sister, Mrs. A.G. Amundson,
and family in Clifton. Mrs. C. F. Grimm, aged 83, died at the home near
Meridian of her son-in-law & daughter, Mr. & Mrs. John Hanna, on Tuesday,
February 2. Following the services interment was in the Meridian Cemetery.
Left to survive Mrs. Grimm are five sons, E.H. Grimm, Gus Grimm, Walter Grimm, &
Marvin Grimm of Meridian and Louis Grimm of Dallas, and four daughters, Mrs.
John Hanna (Clara) and Mrs. R. T. Bass (Helen), of Meridain. Mrs. Callis
[Collis] Williams (Marie), of Walnut Springs, & Mrs. O. D. Cox (Annie) of
Cleburne. Attending the services from Clifton were Mr. & Mrs. A.G. Amundson,
Jodie Amundson, Mrs. Ida Grimm, C.C. Grimm, Alfred Grimm, & Mrs. J.L. Amundson.
The deceased was an aunt of each of the above mentioned persons with the
exception of Mrs. Ida Grimm whose sister-in-law she was.
GOULDMAN, JOSEPHINE URBAN--Pat
Josephine Victoria Urban Gouldman, 70, of Laguna Park, Clifton,
died at her home
Tuesday, October 2, 2001, after a long and courageous battle
with cancer. Her life will be celebrated with services at First Baptist Church,
Laguna Park on Friday, October 5, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. Lunch for family members
will be served at noon. Burial will be at Smith Bend-Coon Creek Cemetery. Family
will be available for visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 4, at Clifton
Funeral Home. Josephine Victoria Urban was born to Joseph Urban and Ella
Sommerfeld Urban on January 17, 1931 in Bosque County and grew up in the Smith
Bend ? Coon Creek communities, graduating from Clifton High School. She married
her high school sweetheart, Billie Earl Gouldman, on September 6, 1952 in Harris
County, Texas. Most of their married life was spent in the Houston-Baytown area.
They enjoyed hunting and fishing together and often traveled in their private
plane. In 1992, they returned to Bosque County to build their retirement home,
but Billie preceded Josephine in death in May, 1993. She was also preceded in
death by her parents, and son-in-law, Bruce Rowland, who died in December, 1999.
Josephine remained active in the Laguna Park community, among family and
life-long friends who loved her. Her quilting was admired by all, and was
cherished as gifts by her family and friends. At the time of her death she was
working on a quilting project for her children. She was a faithful member of the
congregational family of First Baptist Church, Laguna Park. She was a member of
the Bluebonnet Club and regularly played dominoes. Josephine was treasurer of
theSmith Bend ? Coon Creek Cemetery Association. She and a double first cousin
together pursued the genealogy of their shared ancestry, enjoying great fun, joy
and excitement over their discoveries. "Josie" is survived by her children,
Janice Rowland of Baytown and Steven Gouldman and wife Karen of Tampa, Florida;
sister Ella Poston of Waco; brothers, Joe Urban of Waco and Bobby Urban of
Dickinson; grandson Brandon Rowland of Baytown; special aunt, Ann Urban
Sommerfeld and double first cousins Helen Sommerfeld Amundson and Patricia
Sommerfeld Lyon of Clifton; brothers-in-law, Jake Gouldman and wife Jean, Reuben
Gouldman and wife Ruby, of Laguna Park, Tat Gouldman and wife Jimmie, Clyde
Gouldman and wife Dorothy of Houston; sister-in-law Mary Helen Gouldman Kleypas
and husband Darryl, all of Laguna Park, and multiple Urban and Sommerfeld kin,
having been one of 11 "double first cousins." She will be missed, but will
always be remembered with love and laughter. Pall bearers were Joe Urban, Bobby
Urban, Charles Urban, Don Urban, Ralph Sommerfeld, Darryl Kleypas, and Tommy
Lange. Memorials may be made to Waco Providence Hospice, Smith Bend-Coon Creek
Cemetery Association, or the First Baptist Church at Laguna Park.
HANNA, Mrs. COLLIN (MARY FRANCIS)
Mary Francis Hanna, age 71, of Arlington, formerly of Meridian,
died Tuesday morning, Jan. 3, 1989, in an Arlington hospital, after an extended
illness. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon, Jan. 6 at 1 pm in the
Lawson Funeral Home Chapel, in Meridian, with Rev. Ron Durham, pastor of Waco
Columbus Avenue Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in the Meridian
HANNA, JOHN WINFRED--Edward
Hanna Services Scheduled Today
MERIDIAN (SPL) - Funeral services for John W. Hanna, 76, of
Meridian, will be at First Baptist Church at 2 p.m. today. Rev. Gene Grace and
Rev. Tommy Brooks will officiate. Burial will be in Meridian Cemetery. Mr.
Hanna died in a Meridian hospital Thursday. Mr. Hanna was born in Montague
County in 1893 and came to Bosque County at an early age. He married Clara
17, 1916. He was a retired farmer and rancher and membr of the
Meridian First Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Viola
Davis of Odessa; one son, Alton Hanna of Dallas; three brothers, Herman Hanna of
Meridian, Vernon Hanna of Rio Vista, and Joe Hanna of Cleburne; three sisters,
Mrs. Gennetia Hanson and Mrs. Pearly Collins both of Cleburne and Mrs. Lou Ella
Green of Cicso; and three grandchildren.
HARDWICK, JOSIE (REESING)
Josie Hardwick, age 86, of Meridian died Thursday afternoon, Jan
19, 1989, in an Arlington hospital after a brief illness. Services were held
Saturday afternoon, Jan. 21, at 1:30 pm in the Faith Lutheran Church in
Meridian, with Rev. Allen Johannes and Rev. John Homerstad officiating. Burial
was in the Meridian Cemetery, with Lawson Funeral Home in charge of the
Josie Marie Reesing, daughter of the late Oscar B. Reesing and
Emma Huse Reesing, was born Dec. 21, 1902, in the Harmony Community, west of
Clifton. She was the 4th of 11 children. At the age of 10, she moved with her
parents to the Cooper Communtiy, north of Clifton. After attending the Cooper
Rural School, she graduated from Clifton Lutheran Academy, and then Clifton
On Aug. 6, 1924, she was united in marriage to Alfred Hardwick
at Meridian. The couple made their home near Meridian, except for 7 years in
the late 1950s and early 1960s, when they lived in the Texas panhandle, near
Gruver. They enjoyed farming and ranching near Meridian after their return.
Mr. Hardwick served the citizens of Bosque County for several years, first as
county clerk and then as county judge. Mrs. Hardwick served the county as
district clerk for 2 terms, retiring in Dec 31, 1970. Her husband preceded her
in death on Nov. 7, 1963. She continued to live on the farm unitl Dec of 1978,
when she moved to Meridian. She moved to Clifton Lutheran Sunset Home in 1985,
and then to Arlington a year ago to be near her son. Mrs. Hardwick was a member
of the Faith Lutheran Church of Meridian. Survivors include a son, Olin A.
Hardwick, Jr. of Arlington; 2 grandchildren: Kelly Hardwick and Scott Hardwick,
both of Jefferson, NY; 3 step- grandchildren: Mark Foster of Dallas, Lourie
Foster of Lubbock, and Heather Foster of Arlington' a sister, Mrs. R.W. (Eunice)
Cooksey of granbury; 5 brothers: John Reesing of Ft. Worth, Walter Reesing of
Waco, and Pete Reesing, Albert Reesing, and Raymond Reesing, all of Clifton; and
other relatives. She was preceded in death by a sister, Inga Bronstad, adn 3
borthers, Jim Reesing, Oliver Reesing, and Leroy Reesing. Pallbearers were Odin
Bronstad, Jerry Reesing, Curtis Hardwick, N.L. Schlegel, Bobby Reesing, and Mike
HARDWICK, RUTH (Mrs. William A.)
Ruth Hardwick, 92, of Meridian, died Sat. afternoon 18 Nov 1989
at the Meridian Geriatric Center. Services were held on Mon., Nov 20 at 11 am
at the Meridian First Methodist Church with Rev. Stephens and Rev. Melanie
Soulen officiating. Burial was inMeridian Cemetery with Lawson Funeral Home in
charge of arrangements. Born Ruth Lucille BROWN, on 19 July 1897, to the late
Martin & Helen Canuteson Brown, Ruth was raised, & went to school in the
Meridian area. Ruth wed William Asbury Hardwick on Oct. 19, 1913 at Meridian, &
he preceded her in death on 20 Nov. 1970. The couple lived in various parts of
Texas, inlcuding Walnut Springs, before returning to Merdian in 1958. Ruth was
a homemaker, and a member of the Meridian First united Methodist Church.
Survivors: 2 daughters: Thelma Frances Sloan of Temple, and Hazel Lucille
Hogan of Arlington; a son: Carrol Keith Hardwick of London, England; a sister,
Mrs. Alcie Beach of Meridian; 6 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren, and 3
great great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Bill Hardcastle, C.K. Word, Henry
Bass, Buzz Spitzer, Junior Jones, & Moize Adney.
Whitney Messenger; Friday, April 15, 1994
Floyd Harrington, age 77, of Rt. 1 Morgan, Texas died Thursday,
April 7 in a Waco Hospital. Funeral services were 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 9,
1994 at the Marshall and Marshall Chapel in Whitney with the Rev. Katie Stellar
officiating. Interment was at the Whitney Memorial Park in Whitney. Mr.
Harrington was born May 13, 1916 in Irving, Texas. He was the son of L.E.
and Mary (Averett) Harrington. He lived around the Grapevine
area before moving to Morgan and the Whitney area in Decmeber 1985. He married
Sarah Baley on Septembre 2, 1947. He was a farmer and served in the U.S. Army
furing World War II. Mr. Harrington was a Methodist. He is survived by his
wife, Sarah Harrington of Rt. 1, Morgan, Texas; four sisters, Mary Bagwell of
Murfreesboro, Arkansas, Georgia Millican of Montague, Doris Pond of Fort Worth
and Lois Pond of Euless; and a number of nieces and nephews.
The Hillsboro Reporter; Monday, March 25, 2002
Mr. Homer Helms, 81, of Clifton died Thursday, March 14, at a
Clifton hospital. He was born October 1, 1920 in the Womack Community in Bosque
County, son of William A. and Kate Augusta (Wichier) Helms. He served in the
United States Army during World War II in the Military Police Department, 1848th
Service Command Unit. He received the American Service Medal, World
War II Victory Medal, Asiatic Pacific Service Medal and four
overseas service bars. He married Inez Prince May 28, 1957, and she preceded him
in death March 4, 1997. He had lived at the Woodland Hills Addition since 1962
and in Clifton since 1998. He was a member of Prairie Valley Baptist Church.
Survivors include: one son, Homer Paul Helms, Jr. of Austin; two sisters, Fridia
Nelson of Milano and Adelle Priobe of Caldwell; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at
Marshall and Marshall Funeral Directors Chapel in Whitney with
Rev. Eddie Booth officiating. Interment was at Peoria Cemetery.
HENDRICKS, SARAH ANN (COX) (1842 - 1919)--Edward
Sarah or Grannie as she was forever called was born March 9,
1842 in Cahaiba, Selma County Alabama. Early in life she professed faith in
Christ and united with the Methodist Episcopal Church, South and ever afterwards
remained a Christian and loyal member. She was frank and positive in her
convictions but she always exercised a loving spirit which had good results.
Grannie was exceptionally full of life and jolly for one so advanced in years
and physical liabilities. Though she suffered greatly she seldomly complained.
She bore her ailments like a tried soldier of the cross. She seldom got to
attend church but her faith always remained unshaken. At her only daughter's
house at Hico, Texas, Aug 17, 1919, Granny Hendricks pure spirit took its flight
and winged itself back to God who gave it. Her remains were brought here and
laid to rest in the Riverside Cemetery. May the good father of all comfort her
aged companion the three sons and the daughter who were left behind to morn
their loss. H. A. Nichols, Pastor, Iredell, Texas
Notes: Wife of Willis Hardick Hendricks, mother of Anna Elizabeth
HERRING, LINCOLN D., SR.--Rose
The Rev. J. B. Everett of Buckner Boys Ranch, Burnett, will
conduct funeral services Wednesday, August 16, 1972, at 10 a.m. in Burkett
Baptist Church for Lincoln D. Herring, Sr., 69, of Burkett (TX).
Assisting Rev. Everett will be the Rev. Tommy Larner, pastor of
Burkett Baptist Church. Henderson Funeral Home of Santa Anna will be in charge
of arrangements, and interment will be in Burkett Cemetery. Mr. Herring died
Monday, Aug. 14, in Ranger Park Hospital, Santa Anna. A Baptist and resident of
Coleman County since 1933, he retired as a laborer in 1968. He had moved here
County. Son of the late David Moses Herring and Molly Josephine
Brock Herring, he was born Oct. 14, 1902 in Iredell. He and Cora Lee Everett
were married in Hamilton on Feb. 20, 1925. Surviving him are his widow of
Burkett; four daughters, Mrs. Juanna B. Cochran of Joplin, Mo., Mrs. Selesea May
Epperson of Ft. Worth, Mrs. Rowena K. Anderson of Santa Anna and Mrs. Sharon Lee
Childers of Cisco; four sons, Billy Joe Herring of Jenks, Okla., James Clark
Herring of Broken Arrow, Okla., Sylvester Ray Herring of Mineral Wells and L. D.
Herring Jr. of Ft. Worth; four sisters, Mrs. Katie Worrell of Waco, Mrs. Ona
Groveunder and Mrs. Esther Borgman of Ft. Worth and Mrs. Linnie Walker of
Colorado City; one brother, John Robert Herring of Santa Anna; 17 grandchildren;
six great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
(taken from unknown newspaper, most likely from Burkett, TX
paper, Aug. 15, 1972 - with heading: Rites Tomorrow For Burkett Man, L. D.
Herring, Sr.) Lincoln D. Herring Sr. was a brother
HERRINGTON, RUBY (Mrs. J.M.)
Ruby Herrington, 91 of Meridian, died Tuesday night, 8 Nov 1988
at the Meridian Geriatric Center after an extended illness. Services were
Thursday, Nov 10, 10:30 am at the Merdian First Baptist Church with Rev. Richard
Creech officiating. Burial was at Austin Memorial Park, Austin, TX. Lawson
Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Born Ruby Garber 24 Nov 1896,
to the late James F. & Claudia Yarbrough Garber, in Morgan, where she was
raised. Dec 25, 1922 she married James M. Herrington in Ranger. She & James
lived in Ranger & Colorado City for a number of years before moving to Austin in
1943. James died 15 April 1953. Ruby worked for many years in the state
comptroller's office in Austin. She moved to Meridian in 1966, where she was a
member of the Meridian First Baptist Church, Meridian Garden Club, & various
other civic groups. Survivors: a daughter & her husband, Doris & Denson
Westbrook of Dallas; a son & his wife, Jack & Pat Herrington of Salado; 2
sisters: Blanche Hampton of Dallas, & Bettye Alexander of Houston; & 4
HILDERBRAND, HAROLD EDWARD--Betty
R. CROOK (a volunteer with Central Texas Genealogical Society in Waco, TX)
"Waco Tribune-Herald", Waco, McLennan County, Texas, Thursday,
20 February 2003, page 3C, column 1.
Dr. Harold Edward HILDERBRAND died on Saturday, 15 February
2003, at home in Meridian. He was born in Baca County,
Colorado, to Viola Cordes Hilderbrand and Gilbert I.
Hilderbrand. The family lived in Miami, Ottawa County, Oklahoma, and
he graduated from Miami High School in 1936. He graduated from
Oklahoma University in 1943 with an M.D. degree and went
to Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Texas, for medical
internship. He was a captain in the Army Medical Corps for two
years. After discharge, he started a practice in Rockport, then
moved to Goliad, Goliad County, Texas, and practiced
medicine for 16 years. On 24 January 1963, he married Carolyn
Koenig in Beeville, Texas. The family moved to Valley
Mills and on to Meridian, where he practiced medicine for 21
years until retirement in 1986. Survivors: wife, Carolyn
Koenig Hilderbrand of Meridian, sons Keith Hilderbrand and Keith
Hilderbrand, both of Meridian, and Van Hilderbrand and
his wife, Christy, of Austin. Grandchildren were Tori Bodnar of
Moody, Texas, Keisha Hilderbrand of Opelika, Alabama,
Keith A. Hilderbrand, Jr., of Kurten, Texas, and C. K.
Hilderbrand of Austin, Texas. There were three
great-grandchildren. Lawson Funeral Home of Meridian was in
charge. No services were scheduled.
HOLLINGSWORTH, JOHN FRANKLIN, JR.--Cathy
Clifton Record; Tuesday, March 18, 2003
Funeral services were held for John Franklin Hollingsworth,
Jr., 78, of Clifton, on Friday, March 14, 2003, at First
Baptist Church of Clifton, with the Rev. Jerry Smith
officiating. Hollingsworth was born on June 25, 1924, in Hillsboro,
to John Franklin Hollingsworth, Sr. and Gussie White
Hollingsworth. He passed away on Monday, March 10, 2003.
Hollingsworth grew up in Houston where his father owned a retail
clothing store. He was baptized and became a member of
the Second Baptist Church of Houston. It was there in the youth
group that he met his wife to be, Mary Jane Shambaugh. He
attended Lamar High School in Houston and the University of
Texas at Austin. It was at UT that he and Shambaugh became
more than friends. They were married on Oct. 2, 1943 in Houston.
For the first few years of their marriage, he worked as a
roughneck in the oil patch, helped on ranches, and did whatever
needed to be done to make a living. They moved from place
to place, making stops in Ozona, Montgomery, Ala., and finally
ending up in Fort Worth. He was employed as Mens clothing
sales representative, and his territory was Kansas, but his home
was in Texas. Two daughters, Jane and Melinda, were born to the marriage. The
girls grew up in East Fort Worth where they attended Eastern Hills High School
and where the family were active members of Sagamore Hills Baptist Church. In
1958, Hollingsworth opened a mens store in Richardson. It was here that he
found his joy. He loved waiting on the customers and making sales. He was a
people person who could at home with anyone,
regardless of social class, ethnicity, or educational status.
Mary Jane worked as a bookkeeper and business manager and he
ran the front end of the store. Together they made a wonderful
team. In 1965, they began to see more of their life-long
dream fulfilled. They bought a place in Bosque County, between
Clifton and Cranfills Gap. He added ranching to his work
schedule and they made the weekend trips to the farm to keep
things going. In 1971 they moved to the farm and began to build a
home. John continued to work in the store until he retired and
Mary Jane kept active on the farm working outdoors, feeding
the cattle, and planting a garden. In 1989, she became sick and
for the following six years, until her death, she was
confined indoors, primarily in bed. John became an ardent
servant to her needs and the two who started out as childhood
friends ended their earthly vows through sickness and health,
and for better or worse. He enjoyed making the rounds
visiting friends from the VFW, the auto parts store, to
Bertelsens, to the Dairy Queen, and other places that he
frequented. He will always be remembered for his friendliness,
humor, and his laugh. Survivors include his daughters, Jane
Scott and husband, Jim Scott, and Melinda Tripp and husband,
Gary Tripp; grandchildren, Eric Scott, Ginny Twarowski,
Summer Brag, and Meadow; and great-grandchildren, James and Emma
Scott, and Katelin Twarowski.
HOUSTON, MAGGIE WORRELL--Rose
Obituary for Maggie Worrell Houston, age 91, Waco Tribune
Hearld, Nov. 5, 1999:
"Maggie Houston, 91, of Waco, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999, at a
local nursing home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at Waco
Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel, with the Rev. Russell Dixon officiating. Mrs.
Houston was born June 23, 1908, in Iredell, Texas. She attended schools there.
She married Lenord Lee Houston on October 20, 1926. He preceded her in death on
May 17, 1989. She lived in Iredell many years where Mr. Houston was a stock
farmer. She moved to Waco in 1964. She worked several years at Grace Temple
Preschool. She was a member of Grace Temple Baptist Church. She was also
preceded in death by a daughter, Mildred Pryor in 1980. Survivors include two
daughters, LaRue Sadler and husband Bill of Seattle, Wash., and Patsy Low and
husband Ottis of Waco; son, Marshall Houston of Baytown, Texas; sister, Donna
Berry and husband Carroll of Goldthwaite; brother, James Worrell and wife Sylvia
of Alvin; 10 grandchildren; and 11 greatgrandchildren. Honorary pallbearers
will be her grandsons. Memorials may be made to Grace Temple Baptist Church."
Maggie (Worrell) Houston was the daughter of William Byston and Katie Leola
(Herring) Worrell and the grand daughter of Stwphen Wade and Sarah Elizabeth
HUMPHREY, LAWRENCE H., Jr.
Services for Lawrence Humphrey, Jr., 54, of
Clifton were held at 2 pm Saturday, May 7 at Clifton Lutheran Sunset Home
Chapel, with Rev. Lauren Endahl & Rev. Garland Totski officiating. He was the
son of Lawrence H., Sr. & Gladys (Knudson) Humphrey, born 20 June 1933, in
Dallas, & died 5 May 1988. Burial was in Rock Church Cemetery. Lawrence
attended Woodrow Wilson High School, was a resident of Clifton for over 20
years, & was a disabled veteran. He served in the Army in Germany. He was a
Lutheran. Family members comment that his kindness & thoughtfulness are
remembered by many & that he was a great comfort to his mother, Mrs. Gladys
Fieszel, who survives him. Pallbearers: Wendell Knudson, Roy Knudson, Morris
Knudson, Roger Knudson, & Harland Copeland.
The Clifton Record; Wednesday, January 8, 2003
Funeral services were held for Katie Ferrell
Bearden Hutchison, 93, on Monday, Jan. 6, 2003 at the Clifton Funeral
Home Chapel, with Rev. Don Bearden and Rev. Bill
Connally officiating. Hutchison was born on May 6, 1909, in Fairview,
Texas, to Arthur Crumbley Bearden and Henrietta
Moore Bearden. She passed away on Jan. 4, 2003. She attended the Fairview
school system, and was a member of the First
Baptist Church in Valley Mills. She participated in Sunday School classes,
other church functions, and she helped with
serving the senior citizens at the City Hall in Valley Mills. Hutchison, or
Aunt Katie, as she was called by most people,
enjoyed doing her own yard work, growing plants and flowers, doing
needlework, and entertaining her friends and
family with wonderful meals. She married Fred Hutchison on Sept. 18, 1943, in
Fort Worth, where she spent the majority of her
married life and her working life with Globe Laboratories. After their
retirement, the Hutchisons purchas!
ed a home in Valley Mills. She continued to live
there for several years after Fred's death on July 13, 1978. They were
married for 35 years. Later, in 1999, with
declining health, She chose to move to the Clifton Lutheran Sunset Home,
selling both her house in Valley Mills and the
farm in Cayote. Hutchison was preceded in death by her husband, Fred
Hutchison, in 1978; her parents; two sisters,
Iva Bearden McMillan and Mattie Bearden McMillan; and four brothers, Benny
Rush Bearden, Ray Bearden, Audie Bearden, and
Frank Bearden. She is survived by one sister, Florence Bearden Downey, along
with six nieces, Helen Blassingame, Catherine
Dorough, Edna Gilmore, Joyce Higginbotham, Bessie Mounger, and Florence
Sadler; and seven nephews, Wendell Bearden,
Donald Bearden, Bobbie Bearden, Bobby Ray Bearden, Clark McMillan, Jack
McMillan, and Virgil McMillan. Everyone who came
in contact with her knew she was very independent and full of wit and
humor. She was blessed with a long life !
but will be missed by her family and friends.
Pallbearers were Clark McMillan, John McMillan, Donald Bearden, Bobbie
Bearden, Bart Bearden, and Bert Reyna.
Internment was in the Clifton Memorial Cemetery in Clifton under the direction
Clifton Funeral Home.
JORDAN, Rev. Johnnie Monroe
Rev. J.M. Jordan, 92, of Clifton, died Saturday
night, July 23, 1988, in Goodall-Witcher Hospital, Clifton. Services were held
at 2 pm, Tuesday, July 26, at First Baptist Church in clifton with the Rev.
Jerry Smith officiating. Born July 9, 1896, in Meridian, Johnnie was the son of
the late Homer E. & Sarah Lester Jordan. He went to school in Meridian, and
graduated from Meridian College. He then graduated from Baylor University in
Waco, in 1930, with a degree in Bible & English. On April 8, 1917, he was
married to Vivian Burdick at Waco. Rev. lived in Bosque County for several
years, where he pastored churches beofre moving to Dallas. He worked for Sears
for many years, before becoming a chaplain at Baylor Hospital in Dallas, a
position he held for 14 years. After retiring, the Jordans moved to Clifton in
1977, where he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Clifton. Rev. J.M.
had pastored churches in Oklahoma, Vernon, Amarillo, Meridian, among other
places. Pallbearers were Gene Hudgins, Nathan Johnson, Gene Creamer, Joe
Crosley, Joe Enochs, Walter Draper, Merrill Brigance, and Rollie Kuntz.
Honorary pallbearer was L.B. Vance. Survivors inlcude: his wife, Vivian of
Clifton; 3 daughters: Dorothy Goodman of Isle of Palms, SC, Lucille Lewis of
Dallas, and Janie Bryan of Fredericksburg; 3 sisters: Arabella Brantley of
Meridian, Wanda Lilliard, and Mary Baldridge, both of Waco; 6 grandchildren; 10
great grandchildren; and 1 great great grandchild.