78. Mollie RIPLEY b. 1 Jan 1892, Vasco, Delta County, Texas, m. (1)
Eugene ROLLINGS, m. (2) Ben Griffin. Mollie died 14 Aug 1985, Paris,
Lamar County, Texas, buried: Highland Cem, Deport, Lamar County, Texas.
NAME: BIRTH: DEATH: Mollie Ripley Griffin 1 Jan 1892 14 Aug 1985 CEMETERY:
LOCATION IN CEMETERY: Highland 3 BACK NORTH
NOTES: LAMAR COUNTY ECHO, 22 Aug 1985. 'Mrs. Mollie Griffin
of Deport died Wednesday, 14 Aug 1985, at McCuistion Regional Medical Center.
Services were held Friday, 16 Aug., at the Deport Church of Christ with
Albert Roach officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery by Grant Funeral
Home. Mrs. Griffin was born 1 Jan 1892, in Vasco, Texas, a daughter of
Jim and Sally Turner Ripley. She was first married to Eugene Rollings and
later to Ben Griffin, both preceding her in death. Surviving are a daughter
and son-in-law, Ruth and Dyke Skaggs of Deport; a daughter-in-law, Mrs.
Jack Rollings of Los Angeles, Calif.; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Jim Fortner
of Bogata; one brother, George Ripley of Montana; one grandson, Dennis
Rollings of Lake Port, Calif.; three great grandchildren. She was preceded
in death by a son, Jack Rollings, in 1979.' *Buried near James E. Westbrook
and Mattie F. Medsker, who was her sister. Mollie was the daughter of James
H. Ripley and Sarah E. Turner Ripley. She was born in Delta Co., TX.
i Ruth ROLLINGS m. Dyke SKAGGS.
107. ii Jack ROLLINGS.
79. Minnie Olevia "Doll: TURNER b. 18 Jul 1893, Charleston, Delta
County, Texas, m. 1 Jul 1913, in Delta County, Texas, Leslie Alonzo PORTER,
(son of Samuel Wood "Woody" PORTER and Martha Frances KENNEMER). Minnie
died 9 Jul 1970, Cooper, Delta Co., Texas, buried: Charleston Cem., Charleston,
Delta County, Texas.
108. i Lilly Olevia PORTER b. 16 Jun 1914.
109. ii Lela Annice PORTER b. 15 May 1916.
iii Merlie May PORTER b. 22 Feb 1918,
Charleston, Delta County, Texas, d. 1940, Lamar County., Texas, buried:
Charleston Cem., Charleston, Delta County, Texas. Merlie died in
a car wreck near the Sulphur River Bridge.
iv Samuel Clyde PORTER b. 11 Mar
1920, Charleston, Delta County, Texas, d. 2 Jan 1995, buried: Charleston
Cem, Charleston, Delta County, Texas.
v Tyree PORTER b. 14 Dec 1921, Charleston,
Delta County, Texas.
vi Mattie Leona "Brownie" PORTER
b. 22 Jul 1924, Charleston, Delta County, Texas.
80. Cora Ellen TURNER b. 19 Feb 1910, Charleston, Delta County, Texas,
m. 8 Sep 1923, in Cooper, Delta Co., Texas, Ovis C. HENSON, b. 9 Apr 1907,
Tira, Hopkins County, Texas, (son of Henry C. HENSON and Oda RUSHING) d.
20 Aug 1989, Paris, Lamar County, Texas, buried: Mt. Tabor Cem, Paris,
Lamar County, Texas. Cora died 11 Jan 1988, Paris, Lamar County,
Texas, buried: Mt. Tabor Cem, Paris, Lamar County, Texas. NAME: BIRTH:
DEATH: Cora Ellen Turner Henson 19 Feb 1910 11 Jan 1988 CEMETERY: LOCATION
IN CEMETERY: Mt. Tabor SOUTHWEST
NOTES: THE PARIS NEWS Tue., Jan. 12, 1988. 'Cora Ellen Henson,
2480-19th NW, died Monday, Jan. 11, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Services
will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home
chapel with the Rev. J.W. Sims and the Rev. O.D. Robertson officiating.
Burial will be in Mt. Tabor Cemetery. The family will receive friends from
6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Henson was born Feb.
19, 1910, in Charleston, a daughter of John and Ella Lidy Turner. She married
Ovis C. Henson on Sep. 8, 1923, in Cooper. Surviving are her husband; four
daughters, Mrs. James (Linda) Chennault, Barbara Smith, Mrs. Chester (Fay)
Thomas and Wanda Haby, all of Paris; one son and daughter-in-law, Donald
and Betty Henson of San Antonio; one sister, Edna Lester of Alexandria,
VA; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.'
This is also entered under surname Turner.
Ovis: NAME: BIRTH: DEATH: Ovis C. Henson 9 Apr 1907 20 Aug
1989 CEMETERY: LOCATION IN CEMETERY: Mt. Tabor SOUTHWEST
NOTES: LAMAR COUNTY ECHO Thu. Aug. 24, 1989. 'Funeral services
for Ovis C. Henson, 82, 2480-19th NW, were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday,
Aug. 23, in Bright-Holland Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. O.D. Robertson
officiating. Burial was in Mt. Tabor Cemetery. Mr. Henson died Sunday,
Aug. 20, at McCuistion Medical Center. He was born April 9, 1907, in Tira,
a son of Henry C. and Oda Rushing Henson. He married Cora E. Turner on
Sep. 8, 1923, in Delta County. She died Jan. 11, 1988. Surviving are a
son and daughter-in-law, Don and Betty Henson of San Antonio; four daughters,
Wanda Haby, Mrs. Chester (Faye) Thomas, Barbara Smith and Mrs. James (Linda)
Chennault, all of Paris; four sisters, Autis Barker of Sacramento, CA,
Lillie Mae Sharp, Rosie Duckworth of Cooper, and Cora Baron of Idabel,
OK; one brother, Earnest Turner of Paris; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren;
and seven great-great-grandchildren.'
i Linda HENSON m. Unknown Chennault.
ii Barbara HENSON m. Unknown SMITH.
iii Fay HENSON m. Chester THOMAS.
iv Wanda HENSON m. Unknown HABY.
v Donald HENSON m. Betty UNKNOWN.
81. Loyd Leonadas TERRY b. 19 Apr 1895, m. Helena BROCK. Loyd
died 25 May 1956.
i James Loyd TERRY b. 8 Aug 1925,
m. Ava Ruth MICKEY.
ii John Watson TERRY b. 20 Dec 1926,
m. Rose Maxine FROST.
iii Roger Lee TERRY b. 22 Oct 1932.
82. Connie J. TERRY b. 9 Nov 1903, m. Florence Iona SIMPSON.
Connie died 29 Jul 1961.
110. i James Dale TERRY b. 21 Apr 1937.
111. ii Doy Lee TERRY.
83. Bonnie May TERRY b. 9 Nov 1903, m. Utice Merl WITHROW.
i Terry Merl WITHROW b. 12 Apr 1931.
ii Eutice Wright WITHROW b. 18 Jun
iii Lou Alice WITHROW b. 23 Oct 1942.
84. Loyse LaVaughn TERRY b. 28 Nov 1912, m. Raymond Francis GRIFFITH.
i Sara GRIFFITH m. D. Larry BOWMAN.
85. Nettie Florence ELLIOTT b. 5 Aug 1898, Anderson, McDonald County,
Missouri, m. 2 Jun 1918, in Siloam Springs, Benton County, Arkansas, John
Stephen HUNSAKER, JR..
112. i Robert Harold HUNSAKER b. 24 Jun 1919.
86. Milton Shelby BLEDSOE b. 30 Mar 1882, m. 1 Jan 1906, Gertrude
Shelton, b. 14 Sep 1883, d. 20 Jan 1948, buried: Evergreen Cem, Paris,
Lamar County, Texas. Milton died 18 Nov 1963, buried: Evergreen Cem,
Paris, Lamar County, Texas. NAME: BIRTH: DEATH: Milton Shelby Bledsoe
30 Mar 1882 18 Nov 1963 CEMETERY: LOCATION IN CEMETERY: Evergreen 19-31-02
NOTES: THE PARIS NEWS Tue., Nov. 19, 1963. 'Milton Shelby Bledsoe,
81, of Howland community, Roxton, Rt. 1, died Mon., Nov. 18, at 3:55 p.m.
at home, where he had been ill some time. Son of the late Billy and Alice
(Cross) Bledsoe, Milton S. Bledsoe was born at Howland, March 30, 1882.
He was a retired farmer and member of Howland Baptist Church. The funeral
Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. will be held in Gene Roden and Sons chapel here,
where the family will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday to receive friends. Interment
will be made in Evergreen Cemetery. Mr. Bledsoe married Miss Gertrude Shelton
Jan. 1, 1906, her death occurring Jan. 20, 1948. He leaves these children:
Shelby Bledsoe, Roxton; Mrs. Harry Wooldridge, Garland; Mrs. Lloyd Jones,
Paris, Rt. 5; and Mrs. Harry Morton, Tallulah, LA; and eight grandchildren.'
Gertrude: NAME: BIRTH: DEATH: Gertrude Shelton Bledsoe 14 Sep
1883 20 Jan 1948 CEMETERY: LOCATION IN CEMETERY: Evergreen 19-31-01
NOTES: Death date is the interment date. Married Milton Shelby
Bledsoe. See his obituary.
i Frances BLEDSOE b. 2 Aug 1896,
m. Roy Wilson JONES. Frances died 16 Aug 1992, buried: Evergreen
Cem, Paris, Lamar County, Texas. NAME: BIRTH: DEATH: Frances (Jones)
Bledsoe 2 Aug 1896 16 Aug 1992 CEMETERY: LOCATION IN CEMETERY: Evergreen
NOTES: On the same stone with Roy Wilson Jones.
ii Female BLEDSOE m. Harry Wooldridge.
113. iii Marion Shelby BLEDSOE b. 31 May 1913.
iv Female BLEDSOE m. Harry MORTON.
87. Calvin Miller MORGAN, Jr. b. 24 Oct 1896, m. 8 Feb 1928, Ethlyn
Jenkins, b. 5 Feb 1901, Paris, Lamar County, Texas, (daughter of Edwin
Jenkins and Mary Ellen Hugo) d. 6 Oct 1984, Danbury, Conneticut, buried:
Evergreen Cem, Paris, Lamar County, Texas. Calvin died 14 Feb 1942,
buried: Evergreen Cem, Paris, Lamar County, Texas. Ethlyn: NAME:
BIRTH: DEATH: Ethlyn Jenkins Morgan 5 Feb 1901 6 Oct 1984 CEMETERY: LOCATION
IN CEMETERY: Evergreen 20-20-01
NOTES: GSNET Newsletter #11, Fall, 1984. Memorial 'Mrs. Calvin
(Ethlyn Jenkins) Morgan died on Oct. 6, 1984 in Danbury, CT. She was a
sister of Mrs. Arthur Moore, a member of the Genealogical Society of Northeast
Texas. Mrs. Morgan was born on Feb. 5, 1901, in Paris, a daughter of Edwin
and Mary Ellen Hugo Jenkins. She married Calvin Morgan on Feb. 8, 1928.
He died on Feb. 14, 1942. Mrs. Morgan was buried in Evergreen Cemetery'.
*LAMAR COUNTY ECHO, 11 Oct 1984. 'Mrs. Calvin (Ethlyn Jenkins) Morgan died
at 3 a.m. Saturday, 6 Oct 1984, in a Danbury, Conn. hospital. She was a
native of Paris. Graveside services were held Monday 8 Oct., at Evergreen
Cemetery with the Rev. Felix Keys, minister of First Presbyterian Church,
officiating. Fry and Gibbs Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Mrs.
Morgan was born 5 Feb 1901, in Paris, a daughter of Edwin and Mary Ellen
Hugo Jenkins. She lived at her birthplace, 424 W. Shiloh St., until moving
to Ridgefield, Conn. a few years ago to be near her daughter. She attended
Graham Elementary School and was a 1918 graduate of Paris High School.
She also attended business college and was employed as bookkeeper at several
businesses including Cummer-Graham. She married Calvin Morgan on 8 Feb
1928. He died 5 Feb 1942. Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Don (Martha
Jane) McCaskill, of Ridgefield, Conn.; three grandchildren, Mrs. Gray Wendell
Jr. of Birmingham, Ala.; Mrs. Robert Popp, of Fairfield, Conn. and Dean
Morgan McCaskill, of North Olmstead, Ohio; two great grandchildren; two
sisters, Mrs. Henry Goodman, of Fort Worth and Mrs. Arthur Moore, of Paris;
a sister-in-law, Mrs. Joseph Moss of Paris and several nieces and nephews,
including Mrs. H.L. Somerville and Ned and Bob Jenkins, all of Paris.'
114. i Martha Jane MORGAN.
88. Thomas S. JUSTISS, SR. b. 18 Nov 1900, Howland, Lamar Co., Texas,
m. 27 Aug 1925, Kathryn MEANS, b. 8 Aug 1904, Paris, Lamar County, Texas,
d. 10 Apr 1988, buried: Evergreen Cem, Paris, Lamar County, Texas.
Thomas died 19 Sep 1988, buried: Evergreen CEm, Paris, Lamar County, Texas.
NAME: BIRTH: DEATH: Thomas Shelby Justiss 18 Nov 1900 19 Sep 1988 CEMETERY:
LOCATION IN CEMETERY: Evergreen 15-35-04
NOTES: Kathryn: NAME: BIRTH: DEATH: Kathryn Means Justiss 8
Aug 1904 10 Apr 1988 CEMETERY: LOCATION IN CEMETERY: Evergreen 15-35-03
NOTES: Tombstone is inscribed without birth date. *THE PARIS
NEWS, Mon., Apr. 11, 1988. 'Kathryn Justiss, 83, wife of Thomas S. Justiss,
537-6th SE, died at All Saints Hospital in Fort Worth at 2:20 p.m. Sunday,
April 10. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in Fry &
Gibbs Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Cline Davis officiating. Burial
will be in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m.
to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Mrs. Justiss was born Aug. 8, 1904,
in Paris, a daughter of Oscar Lewis and Mary Van Zant Means. She attended
Paris schools and Ward Belmont Finishing School in Nashville, TN, graduating
there in 1924. She and Mr. Justiss were married on Aug. 27, 1925. She was
a member of Central Presbyterian Church. Surviving are her husband; a son
and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Jackie Justiss of Fort Worth; four granddaughters,
Kimberly Justiss Barham of Dallas, Marci Justiss Blankenship of Garland,
Gina Justiss of Fort Worth and LeAnne Justiss of Irving; and two great-grandchildren,
Patrick Blankenship of Garland and James Blankenship of Garland.'
Information from THE HISTORY OF THE SCHOOLS IN WEST PARIS
1884-1984, by Debbie Burks, 1984, Page 40: 'Born November 18, 1900, at
Howland, Texas, Thomas Shelby Justiss attended school for ten years at
Howland. He had planned to attend Paris High School his last year since
only ten of the required eleven years were offered at Howland. However,
the Great Fire of 1916 had made space scarce for high school classes as
well as living quarters. At the suggestion of a Baptist minister friend,
he finished his high school work at Burleson College, a Baptist college
at Greenville, Texas. *Mr. Justiss completed his freshman college year
at Burleson. Moving with his family, he attended George Washington University
in Washington, D. C., and Southern Methodist University in Dallas. When
his family returned to Lamar County, Mr. Justiss decided to join some of
his friends at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where he earned a B.A.
degree in political science in 1921. He later earned a M.A. degree in education
from the University of Texas at Austin in 1937. *Wanting to be a lawyer,
Mr. Justiss looked for a job for a year after completing his bachelor's
degree. Even though he did not have a teaching certificate, he finally
decided to go see Professor J. G. Wooten, superintendent of Paris schools.
In Mr. Justiss' own words, he approached Mr. Wooten 'with fear and trembling.'
Mr. Justiss was not notified that he had been hired, nor did he even sign
a contract. He knew he would be teaching when he saw his name in the newspaper
in the list of teachers for the coming year. When he reported to Paris
High School he learned his assignment--eight classes of freshman algebra.
At the end of the first month, he found his salary to be $111.11 with a
take-home pay of $99.99. (Even today, Mr. Justiss laughingly says he has
always felt they cheated him out of that extra penny!) He later taught
geometry, physics, and chemistry at the high school. *In the fall of 1931,
Mr. Justiss was elected as principal of the high school. The next fifteen
years were, as he says, 'probably the happiest time of my life.' Mr. Justiss
became acting superintendent August 18, 1946, following the resignation
of Mr. Chamness to become the first tax assessor-collector for the school
system. Mr. Justiss was named superintendent later in the year. Early in
his tenure, he moved the superintendent's office from the high school to
the American Legion Building. *A man of intelligence, Mr. Justiss was congenial,
understanding, considerate, and very much interested in the welfare of
co-workers and students. During his superintendency, he oversaw the building
of the newly-consolidated T. G. Givens Negro Elementary School, the formation
and building of Travis and Crockett junior high schools, the desegregation
of the Paris school system, and the beginning of plans for the consolidation
and building of a new elementary school in West Paris. *This new school
was under construction when Mr. Justiss announced his retirement. On June
11, 1968, the Board of Trustees presented a plaque to Mr. Justiss 'for
his long and diligent services as a teacher, principal, and Superintendent
of the Paris Public Schools,' The board unanimously voted to name the new
school the 'Thomas S. Justiss Elementary School.' Mr. Justiss retired August
31, 1968, having signed nearly seven thousand diplomas during his forty-six
year career in education. *Mr. Justiss has been active in civic and community
affairs through the years. He is past president of the Noon Lions Club,
the Lamar County Chapter of National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis,
and District VIII Texas State Teachers Association. He has served on the
Board of Trustees of the Paris Public Library. He has been chairman of
the Board of Directors of the Paris and Lamar County Community Chest. He
has also been involved with the March of Dimes, Cancer Fund drives, and
the Chamber of Commerce. In the Masonic Lodge, he is a Scottish and York
rite and Knight Templar. He is a member of First Baptist Church where he
served as deacon and taught a men's Sunday School class for twenty-five
years. *A son of T. F. Justiss who served as mayor of Paris for two terms,
Thomas S. Justiss married Miss Kathryn Means in 1925. They have one son,
Thomas S. Justiss, Jr., of Fort Worth. They also have four grandchildren
and one great-grandchild. In 1959, Mr. Justiss made the statement, 'I like
Paris and Paris people.... There are no finer folks on earth and I am happy
to be among them.' A dignified gentleman of eighty-three, Mr. Justiss is
still held in high regard. Mr. Dee Cunningham, long-time principal of Paris
High School, seemed to sum up his life, 'There never was a finer man that
ever lived than Thomas Justiss.' *Page 14: Thomas S. Justiss Elementary
School- Plans for a new elementary school for West Paris had been under
way for some time before the school opened in January, 1969. On September
20, 1963, property had been purchased from Harry R. and Irene Walker for
$22,000. Located between Nineteenth and Eighteenth N.W. streets, the site
was to the north of Graham Street, a portion of which extended to Shiloh
Street. The address of the new school was 401 Eighteenth N.W. Street. Although
the building faced south, the property was not bordered by a street in
that direction. Nineteenth Street was a rural postal route while Eighteenth
was a part of regular city delivery. Therefore, the Eighteenth Street address
was assigned to the building. *While the school was still under construction,
Mr. Thomas S. Justiss announced his retirement as superintendent. On June
11, 1968, the board of trustees presented a plaque to Mr. Justiss 'for
his long and diligent services as a teacher, principal, and Superintendent
of the Paris Public Schools.' At the same meeting, the board voted unanimously
to name the new school the Thomas S. Justiss Elementary School. *Justiss
opened January 2, 1969, as a consolidation of Rosa Pearson and Graham schools.
Graham had previously absorbed the enrollment of J. G. Wooten School which
had closed in 1964. Due to desegregation, Baldwin Negro Elementary School
closed in May, 1969. The students of Baldwin were given a choice of attending
T. G. Givens Negro Elementary or Thomas Justiss. The integration process
was completed in November, 1970, when T. G. Givens closed as an elementary
school. Those students living within the Justiss boundary lines were transferred
to the Justiss campus while all the system's kindergarten classes were
transferred to T. G. Givens. Later, in 1974, the sixth grade students at
Justiss were transferred to Travis Middle School. That move left Justiss,
originally housing kindergarten through grade six, with five grades as
it is today. *J. J. Fletcher, principal at Rosa Pearson, became the first
principal of Justiss. Robert White, principal at Graham, was selected as
vice-principal. The official open house for Justiss was held at 2:00 Sunday
afternoon, March 2, 1969. Ending a forty-two year educational career, Mr.
Fletcher retired at the end of the school term. Mr. White, elected as principal,
served until 1972 when David Ingram became principal. In October, 1977,
Mr. Ingram was promoted to Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and
Instruction. At that time Mrs. Elaine Ballard became principal. Jesse Mathis
served as assistant principal from August, 1980, until December, 1981.
*On September 1, 1982, Mrs. Ballard became acting superintendent. Loren
Stephens, who had begun as assistant principal a few weeks earlier, was
promoted to acting principal. On July 1, 1983, he officially became principal
of Justiss. In 1983, Mr. Stephens was joined by a part-time assistant principal,
Robert High. Mr. High is also assistant principal at Crockett Middle School.
*A number of changes have taken place at Justiss Elementary in recent years.
A growing enrollment and expanded program necessitated the addition of
three portable buildings to the east side of the campus in 1980. A counselor
was added to the faculty that same year. The library was expanded in the
summer of 1982, and the office was remodeled in 1983. Although the enrollment
is not as high as it has been, school spirit has been growing this past
year with attendance contests and Justiss T-shirts. Displaying the school
colors, the familiar green and white T-shirts are a symbol of the pride
of Thomas S. Justiss Elementary School. *Page 67: At least fifteen men
have served the high school as principal. With the early records incomplete,
the exact number is not known. Dr. W. S. V. Siebert was the principal of
the high school in 1890. He was followed by E. L. Dohoney, Jr. in 1892.
J. P. Downer became principal in 1901. Frank B. Barry and then Albert S.
Otto served as principal before Mr. Downer again filled the position around
1908. Mr. Dohoney began his second term of service in 1913, followed by
W. H. Norwood in 1919. George Simpson became principal in 1920 and was
followed by B. E. Masters in the spring of 1921. *A. H. Chamness assumed
the position of principal of the high school in 1926. When he was promoted
to superintendent in 1931, Thomas S. Justiss became principal. In 1946,
Mr. Justiss also was promoted to superintendent.'
115. i Thomas S. JUSTISS, JR..
89. Jesse Edward JUSTISS b. 18 Aug 1902, Howland, Lamar Co., Texas,
m. 21 Oct 1924, Mildred Dodson, b. 13 Sep 1904, Lamar County., Texas, (daughter
of John DODSON and Mollie CUNNINGHAM) d. 23 Feb 1983, Shreveport, Caddo
Parish, Louisiana, buried: Evergreen Cem, Paris, Lamar County, Texas.
Jesse died 23 Nov 1980, Paris, Lamar County, Texas, buried: Evergreen Cem,
Paris, Lamar County, Texas. NAME: BIRTH: DEATH: Jesse Edward Justiss
18 Aug 1902 23 Nov 1980 CEMETERY: LOCATION IN CEMETERY: Evergreen 47-10-03
NOTES: THE LAMAR COUNTY ECHO, 27 Nov 1980. 'Jesse E. Justiss,
78, of Rt.5, Paris, died 23 Nov 1980 in a local hospital. Funeral services
were held Tuesday morning in the chapel of Fry and Gibbs Funeral Home with
Dr. Raymond Armstrong officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery. Mr.
Justiss was born in Howland on 18 Aug 1902, son of Thomas Franklin Justiss
and Myra Cross Justiss. He attended public schools in Howland, Washington,
D.C. and Paris. On 21 Oct 1924, he married Mildred Dodson and they had
lived in Howland since that time. Mr. Justiss was a rancher and ginner,
having operated gins in Paris and Howland for over 50 years. He was a member
of the Texas Ginner's Association. He was also a school board member of
Delmar School for over 40 years and was a former member of the Masonic
Lodge in Paris. He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Bernard (Myra
Elizabeth) Beach of Shreveport, La.; two sons, Dr. Jesse Justiss Jr. of
Bellville and John Dodson Justiss of Paris; two sisters, Mrs. James Sheffield
of Richardson and Mrs. Nannie Lee Hellums of Paris; two brothers, Thomas
S. Justiss of Paris and Shelton Justiss of Philadelphia, Pa.; seven grandchildren
and three great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Gilbert Cecil, George Williams,
Jessee Justiss Jr., Bryan Beach, Thomas Justiss Jr., William Justiss, Bob
McCoin and Dr. Eugene Wilkins. *Buried next to Mildred Dodson Justiss
Mildred: NAME: BIRTH: DEATH: Mildred Dodson Justiss 13 Sep
1904 23 Feb 1983 CEMETERY: LOCATION IN CEMETERY: Evergreen 47-10-02
NOTES: THE PARIS NEWS, Thu., Feb. 24, 1983. 'Mrs. Jesse Justiss,
Rt. 5, Paris, died in Shreveport LA at 8:55 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23. Services
are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at Fry & Gibbs Funeral
Home Chapel with Dr. Raymond Armstrong officiating and burial in Evergreen
Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral
home. Mrs. Justiss, the former Mildred Dodson, was born Sep. 13, 1904,
in Lamar County, a daughter of John Dodson and Mollie Cunningham Dodson.
She attended Biardstown schools and Married Jesse E. Justiss on Oct. 21,
1924. He died Nov. 23, 1980. She lived in the Howland community. She was
a member of the First Christian Church in Paris and of its Ladies Adult
Sunday School Class. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Bernard (Myra Elizabeth)
Beach of Shreveport, LA; two sons, Jesse Justiss Jr. of Bellville and John
Dodson Justiss of Paris; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren;
and one sister, Mrs. Charles Williams of Paris.' *Next to John Dodson Justiss
and Jesse Edward Justiss.
i Myra Elizabeth JUSTISS m. Bernard
ii Jesse Edward JUSTISS, JR. M. D..
iii John Dodson JUSTISS b. 4 Nov
1940. NAME: BIRTH: DEATH: John Dodson Justiss 4 Nov 1940 CEMETERY:
LOCATION IN CEMETERY: Evergreen 47-10-01
NOTES: On the same stone with Jesse Edward and
Mildred Dodson Justiss.
90. Helen Marie Brackeen b. 29 Jan 1923, m. Charles William TAUBERT,
JR., b. 16 Sep 1919, San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas, d. 5 Jul 1994, Paris,
Lamar County, Texas, buried: Evergreen Cem, Paris, Lamar County, Texas.
Helen buried: Evergreen Cem, Paris, Lamar County, Texas. NAME: BIRTH:
DEATH: Helen Bracheen Taubert 29 Jan 1923 CEMETERY: LOCATION IN CEMETERY:
NOTES: Married Charles William Taubert Jr.
Charles: NAME: BIRTH: DEATH: Charles William, Jr. Taubert 16
Sep 1919 5 Jul 1994 CEMETERY: LOCATION IN CEMETERY: Evergreen 54-40-02
NOTES: THE PARIS NEWS, Wed., Jul. 6, 1994, p.12A. 'Charles
William Taubert Jr., 74, 2490 Ridgeview, died at 7:46 p.m. Tuesday, July
5, 1994, in St. Joseph's Hospital & Health Center. Fry & Gibbs
Funeral Home will conduct graveside services at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July
7, in Evergreen Cemetery with Dean Kilmer and the Rev. Randall Scott officiating.
The family will be at their residence. Mr. Taubert was born Sep. 16, 1919,
in San Antonio, a son of Charles William Taubert Sr. and Euphie Willis
Taubert. He attended school in San Antonio. During World War II he served
in the tank destroyers in the Army. He married Helen Bracheen in Paris
on April 2, 1946. He worked for Ideal Bakery for 32 years before retiring
in 1978. He was a member of the College Street Church of Christ. Surviving
are his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Judy Taubert of Paris;
a granddaughter, Melanie Taubert of Paris; a brother, Richard Bryan Taubert
of San Antonio; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death
by his twin brother, Thomas Gray Taubert, in 1984.'
116. i Bill TAUBERT.
91. Madgelene BRAZEAL m. 1947, Paul TOMBLIN.
i Paula K. TOMBLIAN.
92. Norma Jean BRAZEAL m. Ray MARLEN.
i Garry Ray MARLEN.
ii Royce Gene MARLEN.
93. Lemuel Harold Brackeen b. 14 Dec 1920, Howland, Lamar Co., Texas,
m. in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Kathryn WEST, b. Howland, Lamar Co., Texas.
Lemuel died 2 Apr 1975, Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas, buried: Grove Hill Cem,
Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas.
i James Harrold Brackeen b. 4 Aug
1943, Killeen, Bell Co., Texas, m. Linda (UNKNOWN). Born in Army
Hospital in Killeen, Texas
ii Dan Brackeen b. 7 Dec 1955, Dallas,
Dallas Co., Texas, m. Karan (UNKNOWN).
94. Frank Curtis Brackeen b. 2 Aug 1922, Paris, Lamar County, Texas,
m. Evelyn MERICK, b. Kaufman, Kaufman Co., Texas, d. Oct 1983, Dallas,
Dallas Co., Texas, buried: Grove Hill Cem, Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas.
i Sandra Lynn Brackeen b. 27 May
1953, Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas, m. Wayne MONEY.
117. ii Pamela Sue Brackeen b. 22 Jan 1962.
95. Awilda Louise Brackeen b. 5 Sep 1924, Howland, Lamar Co., Texas,
m. 10 May 1944, in Paris, Lamar County, Texas, Joe Bob BRAZEAL, b. 4 Dec
1922, Atlas, Lamar County, Texas, (son of Charlie L. BRAZEAL and Tollie
BRAZEAL) d. 9 Apr 1981, Paris, Lamar County, Texas, buried: Evergreen Cem,
Paris, Lamar County, Texas. NAME: BIRTH: DEATH: Louise Brecheen Brazeal
5 Sep 1924 CEMETERY: LOCATION IN CEMETERY: Evergreen 46-47-03
NOTES: Married Joe Bob Brazeal.
Joe: NAME: BIRTH: DEATH: Joe Bob Brazeal 4 Dec 1922 9 Apr 1981
CEMETERY: LOCATION IN CEMETERY: Evergreen 46-47-04
NOTES: THE LAMAR COUNTY ECHO, 16 Apr 1981. 'Joe Bob Brazeal,
58, of 2345 Crescent, died 9 Apr 1981 in a local hospital. Funeral services
were held Saturday afternoon, 11 Apr, in Fry and Gibbs Funeral Home Chapel
with the Rev. D.W. Andrews and the Rev. James Barnes officiating. Burial
was in Evergreen Cemetery. Mr. Brazeal was born in Atlas on 4 Dec 1922,
son of Charlie L. Brazeal and Tollie Russell Brazeal. He attended schools
in Atlas, Delmar and Paris Junior College. He was a veteran of World War
II serving in the US Navy. He married Louise Brecheen on 10 May 1944. He
was employed as a salesman for several Paris retail businesses, retiring
from Goodyear in 1975. He was a member of the Seventh Street Baptist Church
and of the American Legion. Surviving are his wife; three sons, Bobby Brazeal
of Mesquite, Joe David Brazeal of Paris and Buddy Brazeal of Blossom; his
mother, Mrs. Charlie Brazeal of Paris; two sisters, Mrs. Billy McNeal of
Denton and Mrs. Doris Watkins of Paris; two brothers, Jimmy Brazeal and
Jerry Brazeal both of Paris; and 10 grandchildren. He was preceded in death
by a daughter, Beverly Brazeal Moree in September, 1970.' *Tombstone is
inscribed, 'CM, US Navy WWII.'
118. i Bobby Don BRAZEAL b. 22 Apr 1947.
119. ii Joe David BRAZEAL b. 31 Mar 1948.
120. iii Beverly Kay BRAZEAL b. 16 Mar 1948.
121. iv Charles Harold BRAZEAL b. 9 Nov 1952.
96. Genie Lucille Brackeen b. 3 Mar 1926, Howland, Lamar Co., Texas,
m. (1) John SILVA, m. (2) Ed FORD.
i Robert Charles SILVA b. 20 Aug
1949, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California.
ii Stacie Lynn FORD b. 4 Mar 1963,
Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California.
97. Iva Ann Brackeen b. 2 Jul 1927, Howland, Lamar Co., Texas, m.
1 Nov 1946, in Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas, Aubrey Earl "Tony" WHITTEN, b.
26 Aug 1926, Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas, (son of John WHITTEN and Bertha
122. i Michael Earl WHITTEN b. 13 Jan 1948.
123. ii Judy Ann WHITTEN b. 30 Jun 1950.
124. iii Kimberly Sue WHITTEN b. 16 Nov 1960.
98. Duane Edward Brackeen b. 22 Jun 1929, Dalhart, Hartley County,
Texas, m. 12 May 1958, in Miami, Dade County, Florida, Patricia Anne CARDWELL,
b. 8 Oct 1930, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.
i Leslie Anne Brackeen b. 22 Jun
1959, m. 26 Jan 1991, in Orange, California, Stuart Charles JR., MALMGREN.
ii Mark Terrance Brackeen b. 5 Jan
1962, Atlanta, Georgia, m. 2 Oct 1992, in Newport Beach, Florida, Mary
iii Meredith Lee Brackeen b. 2 Oct
1965, Atlanta, Georgia.
99. Bernie Marie Brackeen b. 9 Sep 1931, Sumner, Lamar County, Texas,
m. Leslie Herbert ROWLAND, b. 26 May 1927, Charleston, Kent County, Ontario
Canada, (son of Herbert ROWLAND and Annir MALTBY).
125. i Gary Duane ROWLAND b. 18 Jun 1953.
ii Sharon Ann ROWLAND b. 13 Jun 1955.
100. Sallie Jo Brackeen b. 13 Mar 1935, Howland, Lamar Co., Texas,
m. 7 Sep 1953, in Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas, Ralph Kenneth HENDRIX, b.
17 Apr 1934, Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas, (son of John HENDRIX and Buena
126. i Ralph Kenneth, JR., HENDRIX b. 16 Aug
127. ii Richard Alan HENDRIX b. 24 Jun 1957.
101. Carolyn Kaye Brackeen b. 13 Feb 1943, Howland, Lamar Co., Texas,
m. 1961, in Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas, Richard Dale BENNETT, b. 5 Apr 1943,
Howland, Lamar Co., Texas.
i Susan Lynn BENNETT b. 14 Sep 1962,
m. 17 Oct 1992, in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, Eric Andrew HAGLAND.
ii Richard Jeffery BENNETT b. 2 Apr
1966, Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas.
102. Charley LONG b. 8 Sep 1912, Lamar County., Texas, m. 27 Jul
1935, Annie Viola TURNER. Charley died 6 Mar 1990, Paris, Lamar County,
Texas, buried: Evergreen Cem, Paris, Lamar County, Texas. NAME: BIRTH:
DEATH: Charley Price Long 8 Sep 1912 6 Mar 1990 CEMETERY: LOCATION IN CEMETERY:
NOTES: THE PARIS NEWS, 7 Mar 1990. 'Charley P. Long, 77, 250-31st
SW, died at McCuistion Regional Medical Center at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, 6
Mar 1990. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, 8 Mar, in Fry and Gibbs
Funeral Home Chapel with Haskell England and Rick Henslee officiating.
Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Mr. Long was born 8 Sep 1912, in
Lamar County, a son of Isaac and Callie Doney Harvey Long. He attended
Lamar County schools and married Annie Viola Turner on 27 Jul 1935. He
worked for Cummer-Graham for 27 years and worked for Babcock and Wilcox
for 25 years, retiring in 1977. He was a member of the Bonham Street Church
of Christ and was a deacon there. He was a member of its adult Sunday school
class. Surviving are his wife; one daughter and son-in-law, John Harry
and Margaret Cunningham of Paris; two sons and daughters-in-law, Billy
and Nella Beth Long of DeSoto and Larry and Vicky Long of Texarkana; seven
grandchildren; five great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Ray (Thelma) Jones
of Paris; and a brother, David Long of Paris. He was preceded in death
by a sister, Gertrude Turner, in 1974. The family will be a the Cunningham
home, 1215-19th SW.'
i Margaret LONG m. John Harry CUNNINGHAM.
ii Billy LONG m. Nella Beth UNKNOWN.
iii Larry LONG m. Vicky UNKNOWN.
103. Gertrude Flora LONG b. 15 Nov 1916, Lamar County., Texas, m.
1936, Santee TURNER, b. 6 Oct 1912, Louisiana, (son of Sam TURNER and Brittie
NELSON) d. 28 Sep 1987, Paris, Lamar County, Texas, buried: Evergreen Cem,
Paris, Lamar County, Texas. Gertrude died 24 Oct 1920, Lubbock, Lubbock
Co., Texas, buried: Evergreen Cem, Paris, Lamar County, Texas. NAME:
BIRTH: DEATH: Gertrude Flora Long Turner 15 Nov 1916 24 Oct 1974 CEMETERY:
LOCATION IN CEMETERY: Evergreen 40-39-01
NOTES: THE LAMAR COUNTY ECHO, (Date of obituary not available.)
'Mrs. Santee Turner, 58, of Lubbock, died Thursday, 24 Oct 1974, in St.
Mary's Hospital at Lubbock. Funeral arrangements were held at Bonham Street
Church of Christ with Mr. Hubert Roach officiating. Burial was made by
Leverett and Steele in Evergreen Cemetery. Gertrude Flora Long Turner was
born 15 Nov 1916 in Lamar County, daughter of Issac Long and Callie Harvey
Long. She was a member of the Bonham Street Church of Christ. She married
Santee Turner in 1936 in Paris. They later moved to 1512 32nd Street in
Lubbock where they lived for the past 19 years. Survivors include her husband,
of Lubbock; her mother, Callie Long of Paris; one son, Richard Turner of
Lubbock; one daughter, Mrs. Meredith Harper of Slayton; two brothers, David
Long and Charlie Long, both of Paris; one sister Mrs. Ray Jones of Paris;
and four grandchildren.' *On the same stone with Santee Turner.
Santee: NAME: BIRTH: DEATH: Santee Turner 6 Oct 1912 28 Sep
1987 CEMETERY: LOCATION IN CEMETERY: Evergreen 40-39-02
NOTES: THE LAMAR COUNTY ECHO, 1 Oct 1987. 'Santee Turner, 1015-19th
SW, died Monday, 28 Sep 1987, at his residence. Funeral services were held
Wednesday, 30 Sep, at the Bright-Holland Funeral Home. The Rev. James Barnes
officiated. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery. Mr. Turner was born 6
Oct 1912, in Louisiana, the son of Sam Turner and Brittie Nelson Turner.
He married Bertha Mae Trim on 8 Apr 1978, in Paris. He was a member of
the Seventh Street Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Bertha Turner
of the home; one son, Richard Turner, Mission; one daughter, Faye Harper,
Slayton; (the remainder of the obituary is not available).' *On the same
stone with Gertrude Long Turner. Married Gertrude Flora Long in 1936.
i Richard TURNER.
ii Meredith TURNER m. Unknown HARPER.
104. El Jay Brackeen b. 23 Dec 1921, occupation Plumber and Steam
Fitter, m. 9 Mar 1948, Norma L. FRANKLIN. El Jay died 30 Aug 1981,
buried: Red Hill Cem, Powderly, Lamar Co., Texas. NAME: BIRTH: DEATH:
El Jay Brackeen 23 Dec 1921 30 Aug 1981 CEMETERY: LOCATION IN CEMETERY:
Red Hill SOUTHEAST
NOTES: Tombstone is inscribed, 'Staff Sgt. US Air Force WW
II.' *THE LAMAR COUNTY ECHO, 3 Sep 1981. 'El Jay Brackeen of 3054 Amber
Lane, Farmers Branch, died Sunday, 30 Aug 1981. Graveside services were
held Tuesday, 1 Sep in the Red Hill Cemetery under the direction of Fry
and Gibbs Funeral Home. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Noah Brackeen of
Paris and the brother of Mrs. Vivian Enloe, also of Paris. He was born
23 Dec 1921 in Powderly, a son of Noah T. Brackeen and Nora Frederick Brackeen.
He attended schools in Powderly and was a veteran of World War II serving
in the US Air Force. On 9 Mar 1948 he married Miss Norma L. Franklin. They
lived in Paris until 1955 when they moved to Farmers Branch. He was a plumber
and steam fitter. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Paula Warren
of Dallas, Mrs. Mona Belcher of Dallas and Miss Shann Brackeen of Farmers
Branch; three sons, Jay Brackeen of Fort Hood and Don Brackeen and Bart
Brackeen, both of Dallas; seven grandchildren; four brothers, Ward Brackeen,
Mack Brackeen and Bob Brackeen, all of Texarkana, and Tom Brackeen of Montgomery,
Ala.; and one other sister, Lareece Maggard of Powderly.'
i Paula Brackeen m. UNKNOWN WARREN.
ii Mona Brackeen m. Unknown BELCHER.
iii Shann Brackeen.
iv Jay Brackeen.
v Don Brackeen.
vi Bart Brackeen.
105. Bennie Ray Landers b. 25 Sep 1909, Noble, Lamar Co., Texas,
occupation Plumber, Carpenter, m. (1) 16 Feb 1955, in Hugo, Choctaw Co.,
Oklahoma, Martha Jo Spangler, b. 10 Jan 1930, Sherry, Red River Co., Texas,
(daughter of David Franklin Spangler and Ora Elizabeth Gamble) d. 2 Apr
1982, Paris, Lamar County, Texas, buried: Evergreen Cem., Paris, Lamar
County, Texas, m. (2) Juanita Blanche Lancaster, b. 24 Apr 1909, (daughter
of Fred William Lancaster and _____ _____) d. 1 Feb 1959, buried: Hopewell
Cem., Paris, Lamar County, Texas. Bennie died 29 Dec 1975, Paris,
Lamar County, Texas, buried: 31 Dec. 1976, Evergreen Cem., Paris, Lamar
Co., Texas. Martha: NAME: BIRTH: DEATH: Martha Jo Spangler
Landers 10 Jan 1930 2 Apr 1982 CEMETERY: LOCATION IN CEMETERY: Evergreen
NOTES: THE PARIS NEWS Sun., Apr. 4, 1982, p.8A. 'Funeral Services
for Mrs. Martha Jo Landers, 52, 817-1st NW, who was killed with her mother,
Mrs. Ora Spangler, in the tornado Friday afternoon, will be conducted at
3:30 p.m. Monday in Fry and Gibbs Funeral Home with the Rev. Ernest McCool
officiating. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Mrs. Landers was born Jan. 10,
1930, in Clarksville, a daughter of David S. and Ora E. Spangler. She attended
schools at Bagwell and Detroit and married Benny Ray Landers on Feb. 16,
1955. He died Dec. 29, 1976. She was a member of First Baptist Church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Glenda Fulton of Hope, AR., Mrs. Dorothy
Larkin of Paris and Mrs. Brenda Dibbie of Paris; five sons, Larry Spangler,
Jerry Spangler, Danny Landers, Gary Landers, and Benny Landers, all of
Paris; 12 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Marvin Bennett of Dallas and
one brother, David I. Spangler of Dallas.' *Information from pedigree chart
of Dorothy Landers Fisher, 20 Mar 1996, 715 NE 32nd, Paris, TX, 75460:
daughter of David Franklin Spangler and Ora Elizabeth Gamble.
128. i Dorothy Ray Landers b. 9 Jun 1955.
ii Danny Ray Landers b. 25 Aug 1956,
Paris, Lamar County, Texas, m. 7 May 1983, in Paris, Lamar County, Texas,
Victory Baptist Church, Valerie Andrea Michaud, b. 26 Dec 1958, San Antonio,
Bexar Co., Texas, (daughter of James Arthur Michaud and Bettye Jo Henderson).
129. iii Gary Wayne Landers b. 10 Jul 1957.
iv Kenneth Ray Landers b. 2 Jul 1959,
Paris, Lamar County, Texas, d. 2 May 1961, Paris, Lamar County, Texas,
buried: Hopewell Cem., Paris, Lamar County, Texas.
130. v Brenda Kay Landers b. 30 May 1960.
131. vi Bennie Joe Landers b. 23 Jan 1965.
132. vii Gloria Inell Landers b. 28 Jan 1935.
133. viii Fred Wayne Landers b. 21 Mar 1937.
106. Johnnie Eugene Landers b. 17 Mar 1915, Noble, Lamar Co., Texas,
m. (1) Russell Henry Hope, b. 2 May 1910, Fulbright, Red River Co., Texas,
d. 21 Jul 1944, Fort Smith, Oklahoma, m. (2) Jess Welch.
134. i Delores Ann Hope b. 31 Jan 1940.
Trust in the LORD with all thine
heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge
he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6