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HICO CEMETERY OBITUARIES

ADAMS, CLYDE

ADAMS, LAWRENCE HUGH & EDNA MELISSA (CASHON) ADAMS 

ADAMS, LONA ANN (KING) 

BAKER, MARTHA ELLA (McWILLIAMS)

BARFIELD, MINNIE (TABER) 

BARROW, ARCHIE BURRELL "A. B."

BARROW, JEREMIAH "JERRY," SR.

BARROW, MARY J. 

BLANDFORD, MINERVA 

BLUM, LAWRENCE EDWARD 

BOOTH, M. DENNIS & OLA MAE (BAKER) BOOTH

BREWER, GEORGE W. 
     MARTHA A. (RAMSEY) BREWER, & EMMA BREWER

BUSBY, VERNON EVERETT

CRIST, DELPHA DALE 

CRIST, EDWARD D.

CRIST, EDWARD WASHINGTON "ED"  & 
     FRANCES BERTHA "FANNIE" (STRINGER) CRIST

CRIST, GEORGE WASHINGTON

CRIST, HARROLL TROUPE "TOM" & MAE BELLE "MABEL"

CRIST, RHODA ANN  

CRIST, SARAH A. "SALLIE" (FAGGARD) 

EDWARDS, EVA BLAINE (WOLFE)

FRED, ALBERT GRAHAM 

FRED, THELMA GLADYS 

GLEASON, JANIE BESSIE (JOINER) 

HORSLEY, LELAH (LATHAM) 

HUCHINGSON, CAPT. J. C.   

LANE, HATTIE (PHILLIPS) (RABY)

LANGSTON BABIES 

LANGSTON, CHARLES T.  & 
     SARAH BELLE (MEDFORD) LANGSTON

LANGSTON, ELIZABETH ANNE "BETTY" (EVANS)

LANGST0N, ELIZABETH ETHEL (LEE) 

LANGSTON, EUGENE PINCKNEY 

LANGSTON, ISAAC EUGENE 

LANGSTON, ISAAC PINCKNEY , b. 1822

LANGSTON, ISAAC PINCKNEY, b. 1868

 LANGSTON, JACOB PRIDE   & 
     ELIZA JANE (WALLACE) LANGSTON

LANGSTON, JOHN ABNER, JR.

LANGSTON, JOHN ABNER, SR.  & 
      MARTHA ANN "MATTIE" (LANGSTON) LANGSTON

LANGSTON, LENORA BELLZONA "NORA" (FAGGARD)

LATHAM, CORA FRANCIS (BULLARD) 

LATHAM, GEORGE AARON & 
     MATTIE ZULA (SNELLINGS) LATHAM

LEWIS, MARY FRED

LIVELY, EDITH MAYBELL (BULLARD) (LOYD) 

MALONE, ALICE (BAKER)  

MALONE, BELL W. (SANDERS)

MALONE, ISAAC 

MALONE, JOHN Q. 

MALONE, THOMAS 

MALONE, UNKNOWN 

MASSENGALE, GERTRUDE "TRUDY" (OGAN) 

MORRISON, BEATRICE (STOVALL) 

PARKER, OPHELIA LEE (BULLARD) (MASSENGALE)

PARKS, JUNE CULLEEN (BANNER) 

PHILLIPS, JAMES MARCUS

PHILLIPS, ROBERT M.

RAINWATER, MILTON TRUMAN 

SAWYER, ETHEL

SAWYER, JAMES O.  & 
     SYMANTHA CYNTHIA (FAGGARD) (SAWYER) (CRISP)

SAWYER, KATHRYN M. (CHAMBERS) 

SAWYER, LAWRANCE L.

SAWYER, LITTLETON MARSHALL 

SEGREST, MATTIE (BRAZILL) 

STOVALL, BEATRICE Z. 

STOVALL, CHARLES 

STOVALL, JAMES NELSON 

STOVALL, MARY E. 

STOVALL, ROBERT IRVIN 

STOVALL, SIMEON C.  & 
     LILLIAN R. (BLANFORD) STOVALL

STOVALL, T. J. 

STOVALL, WILLIE S. 

THOMPSON, DONALD BEN

THOMPSON, ELEANOR LOUISE "LUDIE" (BARROW) 

THOMPSON, WILLIAM LUTHER

THOMPSON, WILLIAM OSCAR

TOLLIVER, MARGARET (BULLARD)

VICKERY, GEORGE C. and EMMA 

WAGGONER, ANNIE ( BARROW) 

WALL, ERNEST R.

ZEISS, TILLIE (SOHM)

ADAMS, CLYDE  

 

The Hamilton Herald-News, 17 January 1991

 
Clyde Adams, 87, of Dublin died Jan. 8, 1991, in Golden Age Nursing Home. Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 10, in Harrell Memorial Chapel in Dublin with the Rev. Ben Disney officiating. Burial was in Hico Cemetery.
 
Mr. Harrell [sic:  Clyde Adams] was born July 21, 1903, in Hamilton County to the late Levi and Eunice Harris Adams. He was a retired farmer, and belonged to the Methodist Church. On May 23, 1931, he married Lona King in Carlton.
 
Survivors include his wife, Lona Adams of Dublin; five children, Barbara Ann Chaney of Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, Jerry Glynn Adams of Colleyville, Peggy Sue Fraser of McKinney, Richard Lee Adams of Dover, Ark., and Joe Clyde Adams of Breckenridge; one brother, Raymond Adams of Hamilton; two sisters, Lucy Lowe of Hico and Ruth Wilson of Granbury; 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
 
Grandsons served as pallbearers

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ADAMS, LAWRENCE HUGH & EDNA MELISSA (CASHON) ADAMS 

The Hamilton Herald-News         Hamilton County, Texas

23 August 1971

 
Funeral services for Lawrence Hugh Adams and his wife, Edna Melissa Cashon Adams, were held in Parks Heights Church of Christ Wednesday, Aug. 25, at 2 p.m. with Ministers Herman Beauchamp and Paul Rogers officiating. Burial was in the Hico Cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Adams died as the result of an automobile accident north of Austin Aug. 23.
 
Mrs. Adams, the daughter of the late James Cashon and Minnie White Cashon, was born in Hico March 12, 1906. Most of her adult life had been spent in Hamilton where she was a member of the Park Heights Church of Christ. She was married to Lawrence Hugh Adams Dec. 21, 1927. [They were married Dec. 21, 1929, see Hamilton County Marriage records, Vol.9, Pg 241.]
 
Mr. Adams was the son of Levi Adams and Eunice Harris Adams, and was born in Carlton May 3, 1906. He was a retired employee of the Highway Maintenance Department. He also was a member of the Church of Christ.
 
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Frances Latham of Austin; a son, James A. Adams of Arlington; four grandchildren; Mrs. Adams' sister, Mrs. Herschel Richardson of Fairy; Mr. Adams' sisters, Mrs. Raymond Lowe of Hico and Mrs. David Wilson of Waxahachie; and Mr. Adams' brothers, Clyde Adams of Dublin and Raymond Adams of Tivola.
 
Pallbearers were Delton McClane, Billy Cole, Bud Johnson, Leo Sims, Vernon Thompson, Dude Howerton, Pete Cozby, Vernon O'Bannon, J. T. Pointer, Chan Hamrick, Les Hamilton, Tom Pitts, J. W. Griffee, W. C. Carr, W. W. Young, and Otis Sumerford.

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ADAMS, LONA ANN (KING) 

The Hamilton Herald-News    Hamilton County, Texas

25 January 1996

 
Lona Ann Adams, 92, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, at H.E.B. Nursing Home in Bedford.
 
Services were Thursday, Jan. 18, at Harrell Memorial Chapel in Dublin with Rev. David Leach officiating. Burial was in the Hico Cemetery in Hico.
 
Mrs. Adams was born March 7, 1903, in Carlton, the daughter of Joe S. and Phoebe Ann King. She was married to Clyde Adams on May 23, 1931 at Carlton. He preceded her in death on Jan. 8, 1991.
 
She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church in Dublin.
 
Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Ann Chaney of Chesapeake Bay, Md., and Peggy Sue Shehane of Frisco; three sons, Jerry Glynn Adams of Colleyville, Richard Lee Adams of Dover, Ark., and Joe Clyde Adams of Breckenridge; 13 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
 
Pallbearers were Stephen Adams, Scott Adams, Russell Adams, Scott Cain, Kendall Fraser and Randy Fraser

BAKER, MARTHA ELLA (McWILLIAMS) 

Wife of Alva Baker
Mother of Alice (Baker) Malone
Ola Mae (Baker) Booth, and
Cleo (Baker) Norman

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BARFIELD, MINNIE (TABER) 

 

The Hamilton Herald-News        Hamilton County, Texas
9 October, 1986

 
Minnie Barfield, 90, of Stephenville, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, at a Comanche nursing home.
 
Services were held Thursday, Sept. 18, at Lacy Funeral Home Chapel.
 
The Rev. John Shipman officiated, assisted by Rev. Reed Justus.
 
Burial was in Hico Cemetery, under the direction of Lacy Funeral Home.
 
She was born June 6, 1896, in Jonesboro. She married John T. Barfield, [ December 26, 1919, Book 8 page 49] who died in 1955.
 
She was a member of the Methodist Church. [ Her parents were Brice Stewart Taber and Mary Ann McFarlin who was married December 19, 1889, Book 1 page 162]
 
Survivors include one son, Ed Barfield of De Leon; one daughter, Velma Kelly Moon of Stephenville; three brothers, George and Luther Taber of Hamilton and Lonnie Taber of Santa Rosa, Calif.; two sisters, Janie Pannell of Granbury and Luie Robertson of Colorado City; and six grandchildren.
 

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BARROW PLOT MARKER

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BARROW, ARCHIE BURRELL "A. B."

1877 - 1961
Son of Jerry and Mary J. Barrow

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BARROW, JEREMIAH "JERRY," SR. 

1848  -  1918
Husband of Mary J. Barrow
Father of A. B. Barrow and Annie (Barrow) Waggoner

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BARROW, MARY J. 

1857  -- 1925
Wife of Jeremiah "Jerry" Barrow
Mother of A. B. Barrow and Annie (Barrow) Waggoner
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BLANDFORD, MINERVA 

Born: 10/25/1816
Died: 06/09/1888
Wife of T. S. Blandford

Minerva was buried in the Stovall plot adjacent to the grave of Charles Stovall.

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BLUM, LAWRENCE EDWARD  

"The Hamilton Herald-News"   01/20/2000

Lawrence Edward Blum, 43, died Jan. 17 at his home in Hico. Graveside services will be held Jan. 19 with Rev. J. W. Sellers officiating. Burial will be at Hico Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Rutledge Funeral Home.

Mr. Blum was born Dec. 5, 1956 and lived all of his life in the Hico area. He was an equipment operator for Hamilton County Precinct 3 and a member of First Baptist Church of Hico.

His mother, Betty Blum; his grandmother, Ruth Lawrence and his grandfather, Oscar Blum, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his father, Ed H. Blum of ...; his sisters, Jean Wuemling of ... and Jennifer Dayton of ...; nephews, Bart Wuemling, Jason Wuemling and Jack Dayton; a niece, Tonja Shaner and great-nephews Christopher Shaner and Timothy Shaner.

 

BOOTH, M. DENNIS & OLA MAE (BAKER) BOOTH

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BREWER, GEORGE W. 
MARTHA A. (RAMSEY)BREWER, 
& EMMA BREWER

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BUSBY, VERNON EVERETT  

The Hamilton Herald-News      06/30/1999

Vernon Everett Busby, 76, died Monday, June 28, at his residence in Hico.

Services are scheduled for Wednesday, June 30 at First Baptist Church of Hico with Bro. Bill Schibler officiating. Burial will be in Hico Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Rutledge Funeral Home in Hico.

Mr. Busby was born Jan. 21, 1923. He was married to Faye Coppedge August 26, 1945 in Dublin. He was a retired farmer/rancher and had lived in Hico for 32 years.

He served in WW II in the Normandy Invasion with the 144th Infantry. He also helped build the Williams Road Baptist Church in Fort Worth, of which he was a member.

Survivors include his wife, Faye Busby; six daughters, Frances and husband Bo McClammy, Verna Fae and husband, Tim Jaggers, Laverne and husband Joe Tooley, Melba and husband, Bill Jackson, Ruth and husband Nickey Vosburg, all of ..., and Paula and husband, Glenn Chick of ...; a son, Morris Busby of ...; two sisters, Mrs. Jewel Grooms of ..., and Mrs. Ruth Darilek of Hico; a brother, Ralph Busby of ...; 10 grandchildren; 6 step grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and 9 step great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Chris Chick, Chad Chick, Keith Jackson, Toby Smithey, Nolan Vosburg, Kyle Coke, Josh Aardal and Chris Moore.

CRIST, DELPHA DALE 

B. 02/11/1917
D. 02/24/1917, Hico, Hamilton County, TX

"Our Loving Mother and Mema."

Parents:
Edward Washington Crist and Fannie Bertha Stringer

For a short time Delpha was married to J. D. Lowe, Jr. whom she married on 08/18/1935, Hamilton County Marriage Record Bk. 9, p. 562.  With the divorce Delpha took back her maiden name.

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CRIST, EDWARD D. 

B. Jan. 1, 1921
D. Jan. 18, 1984

Parents:  Edward Washington Crist & Fannie Bertha Stringer

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CRIST, EDWARD WASHINGTON "ED"  & 
FRANCES BERTHA "FANNIE" (STRINGER) CRIST

Father:  Edward Washington "Ed" Crist
1892  -  1973
Parents:  George Washington Crist & Martha Ann (Faggard) Malone

Mother: Frances Bertha "Fannie" Stringer
1889  -  1964
Parents:  D. T. & Mary Scott Stringer

Married 04/01/1916, Bosque County, TX

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CRIST, GEORGE WASHINGTON  

 Born: 07/19/1854 - Near Fairfield, Freestone County, Texas
Died: 01/28/1951 in Hico, Hamilton County, Texas
Hico City Cemetery
 
Spouse #1 - Martha Ann Faggard Malone m. 2/6/1879 in Bosque County, Texas
Spouse #2 - Symantha Cynthia Faggard Sawyer m. 12/4/1907 in Hamilton County, Texas

Parents: Zebdee Crist & Rhoda Malone

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CRIST, HARROLL TROUPE "TOM" & MAE BELLE "MABEL" 

Father:  Harroll Troupe "Tom" Crist
Born: 10/22/1922
Died: 12/04/1980
Parents:  Edward Washington Crist & Fannie Bertha Stringer

Mother:  Mae Belle "Mabel" Crist
Born:  03/31/1929
Married:  12/22/1948

"Precious Lord take my Hand"

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CRIST, RHODA ANN 

b. 10/18/1880, Hico, Hamilton County, TX
d. 06/28/1958, Waco, McLennan County, TX
Parents:  George Washington Crist & Martha Ann (Faggard) Malone

Married and divorced W. L. Jones.  Rhoda took back her maiden name.

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CRIST, SARAH A. "SALLIE" (FAGGARD) 

"Sallie A. 
Wife of R. T. Crist
b. 10/06/1848
d. 06/08/1894"

"Gone but not forgotten.  Asleep in Jesus. 
 Blessed sleep from which none ever wake to weep."

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Eleetra this is an interesting one for me...  I took the photo because of the Crist name.  When we got to the funeral home their records show that Sallie was a Faggard.  I was certainly surprised!  I have checked with several of the Faggard folks and we don't know who she belonged to.  Another puzzle.

Reason Thomas Crist was an older brother to George Washington Crist. His parents were Zebudee and Rhoda Malone Crist.  I have no info on them.

Reason and Sallie / Sarah were married in Brown County 9/5/1869.  To my knowledge Reason is not buried in Hico.  The records indicate he was not. Only Sallie / Sarah.  Both names have been used for her.  She may have been married before to a Harrison.  The above information was supplied to me by Pauline Crist Campbell of Fort Worth.  Sallie is not buried in the Crist lot.  She is by herself.

The 1880 census shows the two of them to be in Bosque County.  He was a  farmer and 32 years old.  She was 31 and keeping house.  No children.  She was born in Louisiana and he was born in Texas.

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EDWARDS, EVA BLAINE (WOLFE)

The Hamilton Herald-News  04/14/1999

 
Eva Blaine Edwards, 88, died Thursday, April 8, at Clifton Sunrise Center. 

Services were Saturday, April 9, at the Clifton Church of Christ with Gary Blakeney officiating. Burial was in the Hico Cemetery. 

Mrs. Edwards was born Dec. 27, 1910, in Fairy, the daughter of Herbert H. and Alta Wolfe. She was married to Wallace M. Edwards on Dec. 22, 1928, in Fairy. He preceded her in death on Dec. 18, 1961. She was also preceded in death by her parents and two brothers. 

She was a lifetime resident of Central Texas, living in Fairy, Hico and Clifton. She was a homemaker and a lifetime member of the Church of Christ. 

Survivors include a daughter, Betty Lou Edwards of Mexia; two sisters, Edna Blue of Hamilton and Donnie Driver of Laguna Park; and a foster daughter, Katy Putty of Hico and her children, Becky Walters, David Garza and Julia Solis. 

Pallbearers were Dorsey Blue, Shawn Blue, Max Wolfe, Ronald Wolfe, Wayne Allison and David Garza. 

Memorials may be made to Fosters Home for Children, Box 978, Stephenville, TX 76401, or Brummett Youth Ranch.

FRED, ALBERT GRAHAM 

October 9, 1914 - April 16, 1994

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Six other people were buried in unmarked graves in this plot.

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FRED, THELMA GLADYS 

August 20, 1910   -  March 15, 2000

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GLEASON, JANIE BESSIE (JOINER) 
The Hamilton Herald-News    06/30/1999

Janie Bessie Gleason, 84, died Tuesday, June 21 at her residence in Fairy.

Services were June 24 at Fairy Baptist Church with Rev. Bob Ray officiating. Burial was in Hico Cemetery.

Mrs. Gleason was born December 22, 1914 in Falls County. She was married to Benn A. Gleason Nov. 16, 1941 in Tyler. She was a retired schoolteacher.

She taught school in Fairy, Carlton, Vinson, Pottsville and the State School for Boys for a total of 26 years. She was a member of the Providence Piece Makers quilt club and of Fairy Baptist Church. She had lived in Fairy since 1947.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Annie Bradshaw and Nell Joiner and two brothers, Haynes Joiner and Clinton Joiner.

Survivors include her husband, Benn A. Gleason; two daughters, Annelle Smith of Coco Beach, Fla. And Merrijo Slovak of Bardwell; two sons, David B. Gleason of Phoenix, Ariz. and James H. (Jim) Gleason of Waco; three sisters, Sue Pemberton of Artesia, NM, Margaret Collier of Dallas and Josephine Washburn of Tacoma, WA; two brothers, her twin, Johny B. Joiner of Lubbock and Curtis Joiner of Long Island, NY; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Rusty Harris, Donald M. Bullard, Joseph Slovak, John Slovak, Justin Gleason, Benn Gleason, Robert Slovak and Ronald Smith

HORSLEY, LELAH (LATHAM) 

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HUCHINGSON, CAPT. J. C.  

Served 30 Years as Agent for The News

Special to The News

HICO, Texas Jan. 21 -- Bringing to the close of an unusually useful life which extended over a period of more than ninety-two years, came the death of Capt. J. C. Huchingson on Jan. 10.

Known locally as the Father of Hico, he went about his duties as agent for The Dallas Morning News up to only a few weeks of his death, and now all Hico misses his familiar face at the newsstand in the post office. He had been agent for The News here for almost thirty years.

Born on Nov. 7, 1837, near Little Rock, he fought in the Civil War on the Southern side, attaining the rank of Captain. Soon after the close of the war he married Miss Mattie Clements near Magnolia, Ark., and soon after came to Texas, his bride riding in an ox wagon while he walked and drove the oxen. To this union were born eight children, five of whom preceded him in death. The three remaining children were present to attend his funeral: Frank of Mexia, Mrs. Jessie Overton of Duncan, Ok., and Miss Johnnie of Hico. His wife died in 1904. Besides his own children Captain Huchingson raised seventeen orphan children, all of whom survive him. He is also survived by two brothers, John of Vernon and Napoleon of Gilmer.

When, in 1881, the railroad came to Hico, Captain Huchingson came with it, moving from Old Hico and bringing with him four rooms of the dwelling in which he died. He erected the first mercantile building in Hico, and occupied it as Hico's first merchant.

Captain Huchingson was a Democrat, a prohibitionist and a charter member of the Hico Blue Lodge No. 477, A. F. & A. M., having assisted in the organization of this lodge in January, 1877. He was a faithful worker in the Baptist Church, of which he had been a member for fifty-six years. He was twice Mayor of Hico and at various times a member of both the City Council and the Board of Education.

Funeral services were conducted at the Baptist Church by the pastor, the Rev. Clarence Allen Morton, and burial was in the Hico Cemetery, with the following members of the Masonic lodge as pallbearers: Dr. Charles M. Hall, John V. Lackey, George Powledge, B. B. Gamble, John Higgins and Rucker Wright.

[By the way - Johnnie Huchingson was a blind musician. I saw somewhere that she played the piano.]

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LANE, HATTIE (PHILLIPS) (RABY) 

Hattie (Phillips) Lane

"Aunt Hattie" Lane Put To Rest in Hico Cemetery Thursday Afternoon"


Mrs. T. B. Lane, who died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1933 was put to rest in the Hico Cemetery Thursday afternoon October 22 in the presence of a large number of friends and relatives who had met at the Hico Methodist Church to hear a last tribute paid her by her pastor, Rev. A. C. Haynes, and later followed the funeral party to the cemetery. The abundance of flowers upon her grave paid silent tribute to the memory of a soul gone to its reward.
Mrs. Hattie Phillips Lane was born at Chatfield, Navarro County, Texas April 7, 1858. She was reared in Navarro County by her grandmother. Her parents were Dr. R. M. Phillips and Cynthia Persons Phillips who were natives of Kentucky. Her father died in 1861 and her mother in 1862. She joined the church when about 15 years of age. Her sister, Kate Phillips died September 1862 and her brother J. M. Phillips died Feb. 15, 1931. 

She was married to Mr. E. Raby in 1890. He died in Mexico a few years later. In 1898 she married Rev. T. B. Lane and moved to Hico in May 1901. "Uncle Tom" as he was affectionately known, passed away June 29, 1923.
A list of immediate relatives includes the following: Mrs. James M. Phillips and son Goodwyn and daughters Mae, Ruth and Mrs. Wilburn Sanders of Hico, son Robert of Monroe, La., and Mrs. Geo. Leeth of Hamilton; Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Persons and daughter, Eleanor; Mrs. J. J. Marshall [ nee Sallie Persons], Edgar. H. Persons, all of Hico; D. H. Persons of Haskell; R. H. Daniel and daughters, Carrie and Erin of Kerens; J. L. Joplin and son, John, of Rusk; Rev. and Mrs. W. N\M. Lane of Lampasas; Mrs. E. B. Lane of Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Swinsky of Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Mayo and son Hardy of Kerens.


A Tribute.


Mrs. Hattie Phillips Lane, or "Aunt Hattie" as a vast host of relatives called her, was born April 7, 1857 at Chatfield Navarro County, Texas. Here she spend a delightful girlhood. Being early deprived by death of both father and mother's love she lavished her affection upon her only brother, James Phillips and an uncle and aunt, J. T. Persons and Mary Persons Joplin. Always throughout her seventy three years these, together in later years with their children, were her first thought and consideration. Need we mention her wonderful work in her church? The Sunday School classes throughout the years, her untiring work in the Missionary Society or any branch of her Lord's work.
Wherever Aunt Hattie was needed, no matter in what manner, there you found her, with ready hand and provision for every need.

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LANGSTON BABIES

Homemade concrete markers for three Langston babies in
Hico City Cemetery

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LANGSTON, CHARLES T.  & 
SARAH BELLE (MEDFORD) LANGSTON

Charles T. Langston
b. May 19, 1885
d. Feb. 24, 1961

Sarah Belle (Medford) Langston
b. June 22, 1887
d. Nov. 30, 1974

Charles and Sarah Belle were married April 26, 1904
Hamilton County, TX, Marriage Record Bk. 4, p. 178

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LANGSTON, ELIZABETH ANNE "BETTY" (EVANS) 

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b. 02/10/1827, Summerfield, AL
d. 11/02/1905, Hico, Hamilton County, TX
Wife of Isaac Pinckney Langston, Married 09/02/1841 in TX
Daughter of Jessie Evans & Ruth A. Pride

Elizabeth weighted between 85 and 95 pounds and smoked a corncob pipe.--Buell Chancellor's mother

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LANGST0N, ELIZABETH ETHEL (LEE) 

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b. 06/17/1897
d. 04/24/1984, Hico, Hamilton County, TX
m. Eugene Pinckney Langston on
05/15/1916, Bosque County, TX

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LANGSTON, EUGENE PINCKNEY 

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Born:  12/20/1894, Alexander, TX
Died:  05/20/1951, Hico, Hamilton County, TX
Married:  Elizabeth E. Lee
on
05/15/1916, Bosque County, TX
Parents:  Isaac Pinckney Langston and Lenora Bellzona Faggard

"To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die."

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LANGSTON, ISAAC EUGENE 

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b. 05/31/1918
d. 01/27/1982, Hico, Hamilton County, TX

Parents:  Eugene Pinckney Langston and Elizabeth E. Lee

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LANGSTON, ISAAC PINCKNEY , b. 1822

b. 07/24/1822, Bibb County, AL
d. 02/21/1891 Hico, Hamilton County, TX
Married Elizabeth Anne "Betty" Evans 09/22/1841 in Texas
Parents:  Isaac Newton Langston & Sarah Pattib/Patton

"Where immortal spirits reign there shall we meet again."

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Excerpt taken from "Langston Genealogy"  by David Taylor of Costa Mesa,
California

Referring to Isaac:
Issac Pinkney Langston was the 10th child of Isaac Newton and Sarah Pattib Langston. Isaac came to Texas at the age of 15, before 9/20/1837 to  Red River County.  He received a land grant 8/3/1838 issued by the Republic of Texas for 140 acres.  In 1840 he received another grant of 140 acres in Pecan Bayou.  After Lamar County was formed out of Red River County in 1841 Isaac was granted 320 acres in 8/1841 under a class three grant in the south central part of the county, the survey being named after him, and settled in Jacksonville, Texas.

He would have been 19 by the time he established himself in Red River County.  Very young to be a property owner.

When the Civil War engulfed Texas in 1861, Isaac's blacksmith shop was commandeered by the Confederate Army and he was assigned to operate it for them.  He served in this capacity until relieved of duty on 5/18/1865 at Camp Martin in Rusk, Cherokee County.

After the war, Isaac gave each of his former slaves 40 acres and a mule as it was the law of the land.  Then in disgust of the political corruption which blanketed the more typically southern part of Texas, he sold his remaining property and moved to the west central part of the state, settling in the Bosque River and establishing a mill which was called Langston's Crossing."

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LANGSTON, ISAAC PINCKNEY, b. 1868

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Born: 03/21/1868, Cherokee County, TX
Died:  03/21/1932, Hico, Hamilton County, TX

Married:
Lenora Bellzona "Nora" (Faggard) Langston
11/20/1889 in Hamilton County, TX

Parents:  Robert Evans Langston
Dorcas Adealine Phillips

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LANGSTON, JACOB PRIDE   & 
ELIZA JANE (WALLACE) LANGSTON

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Marker is a homemade double concrete marker with Jacob's name spelled "Jacop."  Rutledge Funeral Home, Hico, recorded Eliza's name as Eliza Jackson (Wallace) Langston.

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Jacob P. Langston
b. 10/10/1849, Paris, Lamar County, TX
d. 03/22/1932, Hico, Hamilton County, TX
married (1) Louetta Jackson, 09/29/1872, Hunt County, TX
married (2) Eliza Jane/Jackson Wallace, about 1880
Father:  Isaac Pinckney Langston
Mother: Elizabeth Anne "Betty" Evans

Eliza Jane/Jackson (Wallace) Langston
b. 12/07/1857
d. 01/27/1947, Hico, Hamilton County, TX
Father: William I. Wallace
Mother: Catherine Love

LANGSTON, JOHN ABNER, JR.

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b. 04/17/1897
d. 10/06/1982

US Army, World Wars I and II

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LANGSTON, JOHN ABNER, SR.  & 
MARTHA ANN "MATTIE" (LANGSTON) LANGSTON


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John Abner Langston
b. 12/25/1845, AL
d. 11/30/1896, Hico, Hamilton County, TX
Parents:  Dorinton Patton Langston & Martha Ann Camp

married 08/12/1874, Cherokee County,TX

Martha Ann "Mattie" Langston
b. 11/14/1855, Cherokee County, TX
d. 10/08/1929, Hico, Hamilton County, TX

John and Martha were cousins.

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LANGSTON, LENORA BELLZONA "NORA" (FAGGARD) 

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b. 01/06/1874, Hico, Hamilton County, TX
d. 11/04/1953, Hico, Hamilton County, TX
married
Isaac Pinckney Langston
11/20/1889
Hico, Hamilton County, TX

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LATHAM, CORA FRANCIS (BULLARD) 

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OBITUARY:

Cora Francis Latham

 
Cora Francis Latham, 83, who lived most of her life in the Hico area, died Monday (May 15, 1989) at Hico Community Hospital. 

 Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Hico Church of Christ with Harold Thruman officiating. Burial was in Hico Cemetery and under the direction of Rutledge Funeral Home of Hico.

Mrs. Latham, a resident of Village Nursing Home, was the widow of James Monroe Latham Sr. who died (May 9, 1978).  She was a housewife and a member of the Church of Christ.

Born March 11, 1906, she was the daughter of Justin Bullard and Belle Taylor.

Survivors include a daughter, Francis Atwood of Bryson; 3 sons, James J. Latham Jr. of Ben Wheeler, Garland Latham of Austin, and Walter Latham of Carlton; 4 sisters, Margaret Tolliver, Maybelle Lively and Ophelia Parker of Hico and Jesse McQuinn of Whitney; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

 

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Latham was preceded in death by five brothers.

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January 12, 2002

LATHAM, GEORGE AARON & MATTIE ZULA (SNELLINGS) LATHAM

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LEWIS, MARY FRED 

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07/12/1906 - 06/19/1989

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LIVELY, EDITH MAYBELL (BULLARD) (LOYD) 


The Hamilton Herald-News February 3, 2005 

Edith Maybell Lively, 103, died Jan. 24, 2005 at the Harris Methodist Hospital at Stephenville. Funeral services were held Jan. 28 at the Hico Church of Christ with Gary Montgomery officiating. Burial will follow in the Hico Cemetery. 

Mrs. Lively had been a resident of the Hico Nursing Home for many years. She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; six sons, Eldron, Cecil, Andrew and Raymond Loyd, Wayne and Kenneth Lively; a granddaughter, Debbie Loyd Owens Elmore; five brothers and four sisters. 

Survivors include a sister, Jessie McQuinn of Hico; a daughter-in-law, Betty Lou Loyd of Hico; a step-daughter, Juanita Pieplow; grandchildren, Katy, Shirley, Linda, Loretta, Andy, James, Sue, Carolyn, David, Barbara, John, Charlotte, Dena, Mark, Mary Ann, Rickey, Judy, James Edward, Lucy and Joe; 58 great-grandchildren; many, many great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews, many living in the Hamilton area. Rutledge Jones Funeral Home


The Hamilton Herald-News January 27, 2005 

Edith Maybell Lively, 103, died Jan. 24, 2005 at the Harris Methodist Hospital at Stephenville. Funeral services are set for Friday, Jan. 28 at the Hico Church of Christ with Gary Montgomery officiating. Burial will follow in the Hico Cemetery. 

She was born in Johnson County near Ria Vista on Feb. 11, 1901, the daughter of Justin and Rosa Bell Taylor Ballard. She had five brothers and five sisters, one having died at childbirth. Mrs. Lively’s family moved from Johnson County to the Dry Fork Community in Hamilton in 1910. They traveled by wagon to Hico and Fairy. 

She attended schools at Dry Fork and Falls Creek Community. She and John Redmond “Pete” Loyd exchanged wedding vows on May 13, 1919 while sitting in a buggy in Hico. They had four sons. 

After Mr. Loyd’s death, she was married to Edward Bolton Lively in Hico. They had two sons. Mrs. Lively was a caring person, well-loved by her grandchildren and her family. She set a good example to her grandchildren and to others. 

Mrs. Lively had been a resident of the Hico Nursing Home for many years. She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; six sons, Eldron, Cecil, Andrew and Raymond Loyd, Wayne and Kenneth Lively; a granddaughter, Debbie Loyd Owens Elmore; five brothers and four sisters. 

Survivors include a sister, Jessie McQuinn of Hico; a daughter-in-law, Betty Lou Loyd of Hico; a step-daughter, Juanita Pieplow; grandchildren, Shirley, Linda, Loretta, Andy, James, Sue, Carolyn, David, Barbara, John, Charlotte, Dena, Mark, Mary Ann, Rickey, Judy, James Edward, Lucy and Joe; 58 great-grandchildren; many, many great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews, many living in the Hamilton area. 

Family visitation will be at the Rutledge Jones Funeral Home in Hico Thursday night, 7-9 p.m. 
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MALONE, ALICE (BAKER) 

 

Alice (Baker) Malone

Hico Baptist Church--First Baptist Church Hico

Grayville Baptist Church

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MALONE, BELL W. (SANDERS)

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11/21/1870 - 04/19/1904

Bell W. wife of Charles H. Malone
Bell W. Sanders Malone
11/21/1870 - 4/9/1904
"Aged 34 Years"

Charles H., Bell, and Artie C. were together in a lot.

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MALONE, ISAAC 
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B - 1/2/1837 or 31 stone chipped.  We think 1837
D - 2/1/1871

In same lot with Thomas and John Malone

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MALONE, JOHN Q. 

02/11/1851 - 08/24/1877

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Born: 2/11/1851, Freestone County, Texas   
 Died: 8/24/1877, Hamilton County, Texas
Married: Martha Ann Faggard


According to Paul Pinter of Borger, Texas, John Malone was interred in Anderson Cemetery in Hico and then the headstone was moved to the Hico Cemetery.  His headstone is in pieces and laying in the lot with other Malones and Andersons. His parents may have been Thomas and Susan (Noland) Malone.

MALONE, THOMAS 

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DIED: 06/09/1890 AT AGE 84

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MALONE, UNKNOWN 

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?...."set  Son of
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B. - 6/22/186?
D - ?/1870

Same lot with Isaac, John,  and Thomas Malone

Also in the same lot
Mary Ann Malone Anderson
11/26/1834 - 2/14/1920 no photo

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MASSENGALE, GERTRUDE "TRUDY" (OGAN) 
The Hamilton Herald-News 08/03/2000 

Gertrude "Trudy" Ogan Massengale, 84, died July 28, 2000 at Forest Oaks Nursing Home in Hamilton. She had been a resident at the Forest Oaks Nursing facility for a little more than 2 years. Funeral services were held at Laurel Land on Crowley Road with Brother Clyde Glazener officiating. Graveside services were held in the Hico Cemetery. 

Mrs. Massengale was born Aug. 4, 1915 in Stephenville, Erath County at the family farm, the daughter of Robert Peter Ogan and Elizabeth Ann (Eliza) McCain. She was the eighth of nine children. 

She was married to Louis Elmer Massengale on April 30, 1949 in Fort Worth where they made their home. They were members of Gambell Street Baptist Church. 

She loved her work and was devoted to her husband and sons. Mrs. Massengale enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She loved the outdoors, sewing, reading and the Fort Worth Zoo. 

She was preceded in death by her brothers, George William Ogan, Robert Estes Ogan, Samuel Burleson (Burly) Ogan and sisters, Sallie Belle Ogan Edwards, Annie Laura Ogan Kalbas Truitt, Susie Mae Ogan Howard Tripp, Virgie Marie Ogan Whitten and Esther Ogan Smith. 

Survivors include her husband, Louis Elmer Massengale; sons, Robert Vernon Bagwell and wife Linda, James Lynn Bagwell and wife Sharon, Louis Eugene 
(Gene) Massengale and wife Nancy; seven grandchildren; six great-grand-children and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

 

MORRISON, BEATRICE (STOVALL) 

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Aug., 1884  -- April 26, 1939
Married: Edgar Morrison
03/02/1907, Hamilton County, TX

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PARKER, OPHELIA LEE (BULLARD) (MASSENGALE) 

Submitted by:  Doris Irons Greer

January 8, 2002

OBITUARY:

Services held for Ophelia Parker

   Ophelia Lee Parker, 89, of Stephenville, died March 4, (1999)in the Stephenville Nursing home.

Services were held at 10:00 a.m. March 6, at the Rutledge Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial took place at the Hico Cemetery. Kevin Mackey officiated.

Mrs. Parker was born on May 14, 1909 in Johnson County, Texas.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.

Mrs. Parker was preceded in death by her first husband, J.  E. Massengale on December 11, 1942 and by her second husband, Will Parker on May 1, 1973.  Also by five brothers, Wesley, Elmer, Asa, Edgar, and Lloyd Bullard;  two sisters, Margaret Tolliver and Cora Latham, and a step-daughter, Mary Joyce Parker Hitt.

Survivors include:  two sisters, May Belle Lively and Jessie McQuinn, both of Hico; one step-son, Jim Parker & wife Lola of ... ...., one step-son-in-law, Woodrow Hitt of ... ...., four grandchildren, Pixie (Parker) Rambo., Rick Parker & Wife Karen, Glenn Hitt & wife Sharon, and Diane (Hitt) Patton & husband Ed, five great-grandchildren Bobby Hitt & wife Tish . Steven Hitt, Chris Clark, Clint Clark, and Darrell Patton; special friends, Dan and Laurie McCoy and Vickie and Duane Sparkman.

 

PARKS, JUNE CULLEEN (BANNER) 


June Culleen Parks, 61 of Hico, died May 14, 2001 at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth. Funeral services were May 15 at First Baptist Church of Hico with Bro. Bill Schibler officiating. Burial was at Hico Cemetery. 

She was born Jan. 29, 1940 in Gorman and was married to Ray Parks on Sept. 24, 1961 in Gustine. 

Mrs. Parks was a Network Technician with Texas Utilities and a member of the Hico Order of the Eastern Star. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hico. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Parks on June 30, 1995, her daughter, Teresa Parks Knippers and her father, John Cullen Banner. 

Survivors include her son, Rick Dixon Parks of Hico; a daughter Tjuna Parl and husband James Douglass of Bryan; her mother, Neva Tate Banner of Hico; her brother, John Cullen and wife Gayle Banner of Gunter; a sister-in-law and husband, Margaret and Bruce Slaughter of Hico; six grandchildren, Alan and Heather Morgan of Lake Charles, La., Borden Parks of Hico, Cory Parks of Phoenix, Ariz. and Jake and Cullen Douglass of Bryan. 
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PHILLIPS, JAMES MARCUS

James M. Phillips, Long-Time Citizen Passes to Reward


James Phillips, who had been in ill health for some time, passed away at his home in the Cox-Weaver Addition Tuesday afternoon and funeral services were conducted at the Methodist Church Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 with interment in the Hico Cemetery.



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PHILLIPS, ROBERT M.

Waco Tribune Herald
Saturday, April 27, 1968, page 2A
Robert Phillips Dies Here at 79;
Last Rites Today


Funeral services for Robert Phillips, 79, of the Regis will be at 10 am Saturday in Connally Chapel. Graveside services will be at 1:30 pm in Hico Cemetery, Rev Payton Goodwin officiating.

He was born Feb 18, 1890, at Kerens. He spent his boyhood in Hico and graduated from Hico schools.
He was a rate clerk for the Missouri Pacific Railroad for more than 30 years in Lake Charles and Monroe, La.

He married Miss Evelyn Stubblefield in 1914.

He was a Methodist and a member of Knights of Pythias and the International Order of Odd Fellows. He recently served as Grand Master of the IOOF Lodge in Monroe, La.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Marceil Branum of Dallas and Mrs. Virginia Danner of Batesville Ark; four grandchildren, five great grandchildren; a brother, Goodwyn Phillips of Whitney; three sisters, Mrs. George Leeth of Hamilton, Mrs. Hattie Sanders of Bellmead, Miss Mae Phillips of Hico. His youngest sister, Miss Ruth Phillips of Hico, died several years ago.

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RAINWATER, MILTON TRUMAN 

06/24/1999

Milton Truman Rainwater, 72, died June 17, in Hamilton General Hospital.

Services were held June 19 at First Baptist Church of Hico with Bro. Bill Schibler and Rev. Charles Grossman officiating. Burial was in Hico Cemetery.

Mr. Rainwater was born September 21, 1926. He was married to Willie Mae Sparkman June 2, 1978 in Hamilton. He lived in Hico his whole life.

He was Hico’s municipal water system superintendent for many years and served in the army in World War II. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Willie Rainwater, of Hico; a daughter, Brenda Harris, three sons, Don Rainwater, Terry Rainwater, and Gary Rainwater, and a step-daughter, Debbie Budded, all of Hico; a step-daughter, Nancy Andrews of Hamilton; a step-son, Murray Adams of Phoenix, Arizona; a brother, Alton Rainwater of Hico; a sister; Evelyn Fae Marek of Abbott; eleven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and five step-grandchildren.

 

SAWYER, ETHEL 

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b. 01/20/1887
d. 01/21/1887
Daughter of J. O. & S. C. Sawyer

"Budded on earth to bloom in heaven."

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SAWYER, JAMES O.  & 
SYMANTHA CYNTHIA (FAGGARD) (SAWYER) CRISP

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James O. Sawyer
b. 05/12/1810, TN
d. 02/10/1906, Hico, Hamilton County, TX
Married Symantha Cynthia Faggard 
on 11/18/1877, Bosque County, TX

"Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord.  A loving husband, one so dear.  A faithful friend lies buried here."

Symantha Cynthia (Faggard) (Sawyer) Crisp
b. 09/22/1847
d. 09/22/1940, on her 93rd birthday
Symantha was buried beside her first husband, James O. Sawyer. 
Her husband, George Washington Crist, did not have an inscription added to the Sawyer marker for Symantha.

Cynthia  lived to be 93 years old--9/22/1847 - 9/22/1940, and  died on her birthday.  Cynthia was buried in Hico Cemetery in the Sawyer lot with NPM.  She and James O. Sawyer had two children who died as infants--Ethel and Lawrence.  George Crist, her second husband had been married to her sister, Martha.  Cynthia helped to rear Martha's children.

11/18/1877 marriage date to James Sawyer.  Bosque County, Texas
12/4/1907 marriage date to George Crist.  Hamilton County, Texas

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SAWYER, LAWRANCE L. 

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Born: Sept. 22, 1891
Died:  Dec. 6, 1891

Son of
James O. Sawyer and
Symantha Cynthia (Faggard) (Sawyer)  Crist

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SAWYER, KATHRYN M. (CHAMBERS) 

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b. Jan. 23, 1860
d. Dec. 6, 1941
Wife of Littleton Sawyer

Buried next to Kathryn is

 
Bessie (Sawyer) Bishop
b. Oct., 1890
d. Nov. 12, 1928
Bessie was a daughter of Littleton and Kathryn M. (Chambers) Sawyer
Bessie does not have a permanent marker.

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SAWYER, LITTLETON MARSHALL 
1st Lieut., 37 Ark. Inf.

Mason

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b. 03/06/1837
d. 04/30/1917
Wife:  Kathryn  M. Sawyer

Littleton M. Sawyer was interred in the same plot with 
James O. Sawyer.

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SEGREST, MATTIE (BRAZILL) 

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STOVALL, BEATRICE Z. 

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Born: 04/07/1866
Died:  02/24/1903

"A precious one from us has gone.  A voice we loved is stilled.  A place is vacant in our home which can never be filled.  God in His wisdom has recalled the boon His love had given and though the body slumbers here the soul is safe in Heaven."

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STOVALL, CHARLES 

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1878 - 1951
Hico City Cemetery

(The gravestone for Minerva, Wife of T. S. Blandford, is adjacent to this stone.)

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STOVALL, JAMES NELSON 

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Born: 11/24/1850, Pike County, MS
Died: 11/01/1887, Hico, Texas

"Blessed is he that dieth in the Lord."

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STOVALL, MARY E. 

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Born. 11/17/1890
Died:  12/23/1890
Daughter of J. W. & B. Z. Stovall

"It was an angel that visited the green earth and took a flower away."

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STOVALL, ROBERT IRVIN 

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Born: 10/15/1886
Died:  04/12/1888
Son of Simeon C. and Lillian R. (Blanford) Stovall

"It was an angel that visited the green earth and took little Irvin away."

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STOVALL, SIMEON C.  & 
LILLIAN R. (BLANFORD) STOVALL

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Simeon C.
Born: 02/0/1849
Died: 05/22/1890

Lillian R.
Born:  07/05/1855
Died:  07/20/1921

The marriage of S. C. Stovall  and Lilia Blanford  on 12/11/1877, was recorded on a list in the Hamilton County Clerk's office following the courthouse fire on 2 February, 1886, which destroyed the marriage record book in which their marriage had been recorded.

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STOVALL, T. J. 

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Born: 12/16/1885
Died:  07/09/1913

T. J. was buried beside Mary Stovall, daughter of  J. W. & Beatrice Z. Stovall

He was buried in the same lot with Beatrice Z. Stovall

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STOVALL, WILLIE S. 

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Born. 07/17/1880
Died: 06/09/1888
His parents:  S. C. Stovall and Lilia R. Blanford were married 
Dec. 11, 1877, in Hamilton County, TX
Their marriage was re-recorded on a list in the Hamilton County Clerk's office after the courthouse fire on February 2, 1886

 

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THOMPSON, DONALD BEN

The Hamilton Herald-News, March 27, 2003

Donald Ben Thompson 68, of Gustine, died in Stephenville on March 20, 2003. A celebration of life will be Saturday April 26, 2003 graveside in the Hico Cemetery, Hico, TX. with Rev. Matt Hall officiating. 

Mr. Thompson was born June 10, 1934, at Indian Gap, the son of Ben Marcilete Mitchell Thompson. 

On March 15, 1985 he was united in marriage to Sue Russell at Las Vegas, Nevada. For 34 years he was in business in Alaska in the oil industry. Donald was a Mason, a Shriner and a member of the Methodist Church. 

Survivors include his wife, Sue Thompson of Gustine; three children, Donna Sue Watson of Pharump, Nev., JoAnn Munger of Mena, Ariz. and Carole Carroll of Oklahoma; five grandchildren; a sister, Melba Marcilete Linker of Appleton, AR; a brother Kenneth Thompson of Bouse, Ariz.; two aunts, Iris Denton of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Martie Huffman of New Port, Ore. and one uncle Murel Mitchell of Coss Bay, Ore. 

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THOMPSON, ELEANOR LOUISE "LUDIE" (BARROW) 

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1875 - 1928
Wife of Luther Thompson

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1875 - 1928

THOMPSON, LUDIE (BARROW)
  Obituary

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Mrs. L. Thompson Dies at Age 52

Mrs. Luther Thompson, who has been in ill health for sometime passed away at their home here last Friday, January 13th, at the age of 52 years, 9 months and 29 days. Funeral services were conducted at the home at 2:30 P.M. Saturday by Revs. H. D. Huddleston and W. T. Boulware.

She leaves her husband, six sons, and a number of brothers and sisters to mourn her loss. One daughter died about 6 years ago. The sons are Oscar, Winfield, Ernest, Gene, Frank and Avery. The brother and sisters who reside at Hico are Grady Barrow, Mrs. Maude Barrow, Mrs. Annie Wagoner and Mrs. Stella Stringer.

Hico and its hospitable people ever held a warm corner in Mrs. Thompson's heart. All the care and love that physicians and an anxious household could devise and apply for her comfort and assistance were used, but the fiat of Him has been issued and she passed into the Great Beyond.

This sweet mother ranked as a women of culture, refinement, sympathy, and a kind neighbor, but best of all, she was a real mother. She is gone from sight, but she is still the mother of her dear sons, upon whom she doted with such clinging fondness and the companion still of him who mourns earths greatest loss. She was taken from this life until a beautiful life was lived, a noble example of patience, fidelity to truth and faith were given. Was not her life full of God likeness?

Card of thanks

It being impossible to see all our friends who were so kind and thoughtful during the illness and death of our beloved wife and mother, we take this method of thanking everyone. Never were neighbors and friends so kind and helpful as you were and words fail us when we try to express our appreciations and thanks for your many deeds of kindness that helped to relieve her suffering and helped us to bear the great sorrow that is ours. She especially wished us to thank Dr. Russell for his kindness and skill. May God's richest blessing be with you everyone.

W. L. Thompson and children

 

Mrs. Thompson Passed Away

Oscar and Gene Thompson with their families arrived a few days ago from Hico where they went to see their mother, Mrs. Ludie Thompson, who has been very sick for some time and passed away last Friday, the burial taking place Saturday. Mrs Thompson was 52 years old of age of death. The entire family was present at the passing of this good woman, whose sufferings were intense toward the last of her illness.

There are six sons in the family and the above two live in Stamford and are among our best business men. Their father, W. L. Thompson, survives the wife. Four of these sons are married and have families, only two remaining single.

The many friends of the family here and at Hico extend deep sympathy in an hour of sorrow like this.

THOMPSON, WILLIAM LUTHER

Friends Mourn untimely Death of W. L. Thompson

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Death came to Luther Thompson early Tuesday morning in a Stephenville hospital following injuries sustained from gunshot wounds, said to have been self-inflicted the previous Saturday shortly after noon.

The prominent citizen, who has been making his home on Route 4, north of Hico, was in town about noon, going home alone shortly before the arrival of a neighbor who found his body reclined on a day bed. He had been shot through the left eye. A .22 caliber rifle was lying nearby, with one empty shell.

Mrs. Thompson, at the home of a neighbor at the time of the tragedy, arrived shortly before the removal of her injured husband to Stephenville in a Barrow ambulance. Life lingered until early Tuesday morning, when friends were saddened to hear the news that Mr. Thompson had succumbed.

Funeral services were held at the Hico Methodist church Wednesday afternoon at 2:30, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Floyd W. Thrash. Several songs which had been favorites of the departed during his lifetime were sung, including "My Faith Looks Up To Thee" and "Rock of Ages."

Burial was in Hico Cemetery, with the following lifelong friends serving at pallbearers: Carlton McKeage and C. M. Tidwell Stephenville; Ike Malone, Grafton Warren, Walter Pruitt and N. E. Stewart.

W. L. Thompson was born Oct. 23, 1872, at Notasulga, Alabama, and immigrated to Texas while in his youth, settling at Hico where he had been a resident for 45 years. He united with the Methodist Church about 40 years ago and had occupied a prominent place in the life of this community. Most of his active life was spent in the blacksmithing trade, and to the public he served so well and so long he was known as a hard worker, a man honest in all his business dealings, and of a friendly nature in all his associations. For the past few years he had not been in the best of health, but he kept his troubles to himself, confiding only to those closest to him during recent months that his suffering was more intense than usual.

Mr. Thompson is survived by his wife; three sons, Winfield Thompson of New Mexico, Ernest Thompson of Abilene, and Avery Thompson of China Grove; and two step-children, Mrs. Edie Pack of Corpus Christie, and Duran Walton of California. Ernest, Avery , and Mrs. Pack were present for the funeral.

Word could not reach the others in time for there attendance. Other out-of-town relatives and friends on hand to console the family and pay there last respects at the funeral were Mrs. Ernest Thompson, Abilene; Mrs. Avery Thompson, China Grove; Mrs. Pack's little daughter, Tommie, Corpus Christie; Mrs. Mattie Louise Chapman, Dallas; Mrs. Hazel Thompson, Waco; A. B. Barrow and D. G. Barrow, Abilene; Mrs. C. M. Tidwell, Stephenville; Mr. and Mrs. Dock Shirley, Breckenridge, Mr. and Mrs. N.C. Pack, Dallas, and George Martell Stringer of Austin.

 

William Luther Thompson lived in Notasulga Ala. for a short time before moving to Hico TX. with his wife Elenor Louise Barrow. They had a total of 7 children. He was a blacksmith/farmer. He was known to the public as a hard worker and a man honest in all his business dealings, and of a friendly nature to all he associated with. Died suddenly of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  He did remarry sometime after his wife died to stomach cancer to a Luvenia McFaddin Walton and also had 2 step-children..

                                                                        Twauna Brown

THOMPSON, WILLIAM OSCAR  

Obituary

 

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Shot Fatal To William O. Thompson, Furniture store Manager's Death by own Hand, Coroner Finds Died August 8, 1933

 

W. O. Thompson, 38, manager of the Barrow Furniture company's store here since it was established in the city, died about 8 p.m. Tuesday at his home., 1603 Johnson street, [Big Spring, TX] from a gunshot wound.

Cecil C. Collins, justice of the peace, returned a coroner's verdict of death by shotgun wound., self-inflicted. A physician called to the home soon after a shot was heard said Mr. Thompson was killed by discharge of a shotgun, through the left breast. He died instantly, said the physician. He was alone in the house at the time.

The body was started overland at 1 P.M. Wednesday for Hico, Texas where Mr. Thompson was reared.

Funeral services will be held from the Methodist church there beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday, with burial there.

Mr. Thompson was one of the best-liked business men of the city and the community was stunned with grief when report of his tragic death spread.

Besides his wife, Mr. Thompson is survived by four children, W. L., Elizabeth, Lucy Bob and Louis; and four brothers, Ernest of Abilene, Winfield of Hico, Frank of Hico and Avery of Colorado.

Mr. Thompson was born in Alabama July 4, 1895. He was to have been an active pallbearer at the funeral of W. J. Riggs here Wednesday afternoon.

THOMPSON, WILLIAM OSCAR 

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TOLLIVER, MARGARET (BULLARD) 

Submitted by:  Doris Irons Greer   January 8, 2002

OBITUARY:

 

MARGARET  B. TOLLIVER

 

HICO - Margaret Bullard Tolliver, a homemaker, died Thursday (December 2, 1993) at a Glen Rose nursing home. She was 97.

 

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at Rutledge Funeral Home in Hico.  Burial will be in Hico Cemetery.

Mrs. Tolliver was born in Johnson County and had lived in Hico most of her life.  She was a member of Hico Church of Christ for more than 85 years.

She was the widow of Walter Dowell Tolliver.

Survivors:   Three daughters, Rosa Hathcock, Artie Jones, and Carrie Hampton; three sons, Charlie Tolliver; W. D. Tolliver,  and Don Tolliver; three sisters, Maybelle Lively 

VICKERY, GEORGE C. and EMMA 

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George:  1876 - 1936

Emma Vickery: 1878 - 1970

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WAGGONER, ANNIE ( BARROW) 

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1889  --  1962
Daughter of Jerry and Mary J. Barrow

 

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WALL, ERNEST R.  

The Hamilton Herald-News     Hamilton County, Texas

24 June 1976

 

Mr. Ernest R. Wall, 76, died on Monday, June 14, 1976, in the Childress Hospital in Goldthwaite, Texas. He has resided in Evant for the past eight years where he was a member of the First Baptist Church.
 
Funeral services for Mr. Wall were held Wednesday, June 16 at 3 p.m. in the Evant Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve Simpler officiating. He was assisted by Rev. Clyde W. Pittman. Graveside services were at 4:30 p.m. at the Hico Cemetery at Hico.
 
Mr. Wall is survived by his wife, Mrs. Carmen Wall of Evant; one daughter, Mrs. Joan Tenney of San Antonio; three sons, Bill R. Wall of San Antonio, Joe R. Wall of Richardson, O. Ray Wall of Huntsville, Ala.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Gloria Calvert of Silsbee and Mrs. Ann Newlin of Beeville; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Petty and Miss Annie Mae Wall, both of Crane, and Mrs. Gladys Holladay of Austin; and one brother, Leslie Wall, of Brownwood. There are 15 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
 
Pallbearers were Carl Grubb, David Lemons, C. C. Onstott, Jack Elam, Clyde Thomspon and W. R. Dismuke.

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Ernest R. Wall married Atta Bell Culpepper on 2 November, 1924, Hamilton County Marriage Record Bk. 8, p. 396.

 

ZEISS, TILLIE (SOHM) 

The Hamilton Herald-News       12/16/1998 

Tillie Zeiss, 97, of Hico, died Friday, Dec. 11, in Hamilton. 

Services were Monday, Dec. 14, in the Rutledge Funeral Home Chapel in Hico with Rev. Glenn Wade officiating. Burial was in the Hico Cemetery. 

Mrs. Zeiss was born Nov. 27, 1901, in Evant. She was a homemaker and a member of Hilltop Baptist Church in Hico. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Zeiss, five sisters and six brothers. Survivors include a daughter, Dorothy Zeiss of Waco; two sons, Gilbert Zeiss of Lubbock and T.W. Zeiss of Luling; a brother, John Sohm of Gatesville; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. 

Pallbearers were LaWayne Henderson, James Sohm. Kevin Zeiss, Leman Lucas, Brad Zeiss and William Zeiss


HICO CEMETERY

 
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