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Gray Co, Lefors/Pampa, TX

June 1939

Jesse Cleveland YORK was Born in Ravia, Johnstone County, OK. Sept 9, 1904..
Jess Cleveland York, 36 of LeFors, ided in a local hospital Monday evening following a heart attack.
Mr. York was driving to Pampa with Mrs. York and a brother-in-law when he was stricken with a heart attack. He was taken to the hospital where he died one hour later.
Mr. York, who made his home at LeFors for the past 11 years, was employed by the Panhandle Refining Company at LeFors.
Survivors are Mrs. York, two daughters, Loyas and Virginia and a son, Kenneth.
Funeral arrangements are pendingthe arrival of relatives. The body is at the Duenkel-Carmichael Funeral Home.
LEFORS, June 29 (Special)--Funeral services were held here Wednesday afternoon at the First Babtist Church for J.C. York, 36 year old Lefors oilfiel worker who died Monday evening at 8 o'clock from a heart attck while driving with his wife and brother in law to Pampa. Rev. W.R. Lawrence, pastor of the church conducted services. Stopping suddenly just inside ciyt limits at Pampa, Mr York asked his brother in law to drive the car then slumped over in the seat dying suddenly.
Mr. York had been a resident of Lefors for the past 11 years employed with the Panhandle Oil and Gas Company residing east of town.
Surviving are his wife, two small daughters, Virginia and Loyce and a small son, Kenneth.
Submitted by Rebecca Lynn York  [email protected]

November 9, 1962

Baird, Callahan County, Texas
Jim BURROW Rites Held Friday
Funeral for James H. (Jim) Burrow, 87, were held Friday at First Baptist Church in Clyde. Burial was in the Clyde Cemetery, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home. Grandsons were pallbearers. Mr. Burrow died Thursday in Clyde after a serious sickness of six weeks.
Born Dec. 30, 1875, in Indian Territory (Okla.), he moved to Scranton in Callahan County in 1900 and to Denton Valley in 1907. He moved to Clyde in 1924. He married Miss Irene HARLESS on December 8 1940 in Clyde.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Ples Marion of Big Spring, Lawrence Burrow (sic) of Odessa and Guy MARSHALL of Big Spring; two daughters, Mrs. Clara FERGUSON of Eula and Miss Claudia Burrow; 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Submitted by:Brit Ferguson(grt-granddaughter) [email protected]

May 2, 1974

In Memory of James Mitchell ROBINSON.
Date of birth: October 9, 1898 in Finchtown, Indian Territory.
Date of death: May 2, 1974 in Denison, Texas.
Services from Achille First Baptist Church, 4:30 p.m. on May 4, 1974.
Clergyman Officiating: Bro. Rendell CAVINESS and assisted by: Pastor George WILSON.
Final Resting Place: Achille Cemetery in Achille, Oklahoma.
Conducted by Murray Funeral Home in Durant,Oklahoma.
Submitters Note:James’ parents were Charles Wesley ROBINSON and Laura Evelyn DAY. Brothers and sisters: Florence Marie, Ruth, Bonnie Vesta, Charles Hubert,and William “Billie” Flora ROBINSON. Grandparents on mother’s side are James Larkin DAY and Rachel Elizabeth MILLER. James married Callie Rose Esther ANDERSON on July 18, 1928 in Sherman, Texas. They had seven children.
Submitted by:Trudy M. Marlow [email protected]

March 30, 1975

MCALPINE - MOSS - Olustee, Jackson Co., OK
San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX
In Memory of Dovie May MOSS MCALPINE, b. 26 Jun 1902, Olustee, Jackson Co., OK, d. 30 Mar 1975, San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX, buried Mission Park Cemetery, San Antonio, TX.
She was survived by her husband, Oliver Carruthers "Cary" MCALPINE and six children, Ida Tom Thomason, Bertha Faye Holdeman, Ernest, Emory, Billy and Bobby McAlpine, all of TX and OK. Her parents were Thomas Felton MOSS and Ida May GEORGE MOSS of Olustee, Jackson, OK who preceded her in death. Dovie & Cary lived at Westville, Adair, OK from 1947 to 1961 until they moved to Bandera, TX to be near their children.
Submitted by Pat McAlpine  pat&[email protected]

The Texoman, Johnston County

Sept. 9, 1976

Services Held on Saturday
Funeral services were conducted for Jim Henry EDWARDS, 87, Saturday. Mr. EDWARDS, a former Ravia resident, died Thrusday in Wichita Falls.
Rev. Mike MCCARTHICK officiated for services. Music was arranged by Mrs. Beatric  HERRON with the burial in the Ravia Cemetery. Services were held in the  Ravia Baptist Church. Watts Funeral Home was in charge of  arrangements. Mr. EDWARDS was born Oct. 4, 1888, in Marion, Ark. He  moved to Ravia, Johnston Co. as a young boy  and was raised there. He and  Miss Emma ROMINES were married  March 23,1913.
They maintained their home in Ravia throughout her lifetime. Mrs. EDWARDS died July 26, 1969.
He was a farmer most of his adult life. He moved to Wichita Falls  six years ago.
Surviving Mr. Edwards are a  daughter, Ruth AWTRY, and a son, O. J. EDWARDS; nine grand- children and 19 great- grandchildren.
Casket escorts were Steve HURST, Doug FOSS, Ronnie SKINNER, Junior and Jack GRAHAM and Pink HURST.
Submitted by Branden Hurst [email protected]

Nov 7, 1977

MCALPINE - Westville, Adair Co., OK
In Memory of Oliver Carruthers "Cary O." McALPINE, b. 25 Jun 1897, Tyler, TX, d. 7 Nov 1977, Kerrville, Kerr, TX Veterans Hospital, buried Mission Park Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX. His parents were John Cunliffe McALPINE and Georgia Anna McKISSACK McALPINE of Olustee, Jackson Co., OK who preceded him in death. He and his wife, Dovie May MOSS lived from 1947 until 1961 at Westville, Adair, OK.
Died in Kerrville, Kerr, TX
Submitted by Pat McAlpine  pat&[email protected]

May 5, 1980

In Memory of Wilford Massey DAVIS.
Date of birth: January 2, 1906 in Lillian, Texas.
Date of death: May 5, 1980 in Dallas, Texas.
Services at 10:00 a.m. on May 8, 1980 at Calera Baptist Church.
Burial in Highland Cemetery in Durant, Oklahoma.
Clergyman Officiating: Pastor Rendell CAVINESS, Ertis JOHNSON, and Rev. Eugene MORRISON.
Conducted by Murray Funeral Home in Durant, Oklahoma.
Submitters Note: Wilford married Bonnie Vesta ROBINSON on September 15, 1928 in Kemp, Oklahoma. They never had any children.
Submitted by:Trudy M. Marlow [email protected]

January 20, 1991

In Memory of Bonnie Vesta ROBINSON.
Date of birth: May 16, 1907 in Addington,Oklahoma.
Date of death: January 20, 1991 in Denison, Texas.
Services from Seventh Day Adventist Church 2:00 p.m. on January 22, 1991.
Clergyman Officiating: Pastor Jimmy D. King and Pastor McIntosh.
Final Resting Place: Highland Cemetery in Durant, Oklahoma.
Conducted by Murray Funeral Home in Durant, Oklahoma.
Submitters Note: Bonnie’s parents were Charles Wesley ROBINSON and Laura Evelyn DAY. Brothers and sisters: James Mitchell, Florence Marie, Ruth, Charles Hubert, and William “Billie” Flora ROBINSON. Grandparents on mother’s side are James Larkin DAY and Rachel Elizabeth MILLER. Bonnie married Wilford Massey DAVIS on September 15, 1928 in Kemp, Oklahoma.They never had any children.
Submitted by:Trudy M. Marlow [email protected]

November 15, 1993

WOODS, Nora L. Morrison
Memorial In Loving Memory of Nora L. MORRISON WOODS Born:July 12, 1913 Sayre,OK Entered into rest:Nov. 10,1993 Llano, TX Graveside services:Mon. Nov 15, 1993 2:00 p.m. Joshua Memorial Park, Lancaster, Calif. Rubidoux Mortuary Directors
Submitted by: Sandi Koenig (niece)[email protected]

August 25, 1996

The Burkburnett Star & The Wichita Falls Times-Record News
Burkburnett, Wichita Co., TX. & Wichita Falls, Wichita Co., TX.

Hollene Pearl DOWNS, one time resident of Burkburnett and resident of Wichita Falls since 1950, died in a Wichita Falls hospital. Services will be held at 2p.m. Friday at Owens & Brumley Chapel in Burkburnett with the Rev. T.L. "Bud" EDMONDS of Tyler, Texas and the Rev. Anthony Levell, pastor of Woodhaven Baptist Church in Wichita Falls officiating. Burial will be in Burkburnett Cemetery.
Mrs. DOWNS was born Feb. 4, 1912 in Eldorado, Jackson Co., Oklahoma. She and Frederick Earl DOWNS were married April 1, 1934. She was a homemaker and a member of Woodhaven Baptist Church.|
She is survived by her husband, retired oilfield driller, Fred E. DOWNS; a daughter, Mrs. Francine McNett of Florida; a son, Fredie J. DOWNS  of Texas; a brother, L.B. BOREN of Texas; 5 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceeded in death by an infant daughter, Billie Joyce DUVAL in 1930 and her oldest grandson, Harold D. McNett in 1992.
Submitted by Fredie J. DOWNS [email protected]

October 20, 1997

Wichita Falls Times-Record News
Wichita Falls, Wichiat Co., Texas

Mr. Fred E. DOWNS, age 91, of Wichita Falls, Tx., passed away October 19, 1997, at a nursing home in Wichita Falls.
He was born January 29, 1906, in Tryon, Lincoln Co., Ok. He grew up in Grandfield, Ok., lived in Burkburnett, and in Wichita Falls since 1950.
He worked for many years as an oilfield driller. He was a member of Woodhaven Baptist Church. He married Hollene P. BOREN on May 1, 1934, and she died in 1996. He was also preceded in death by one grandson, Harold McNett, in 1992, and a great-grandson, Gabriel McNett, in 1976.
Survivors include a son, Fredie DOWNS of Tx.; a daughter, Francine McNett of Fl.; a sister, Geneva Martin, of  Ok.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
|Funeral services Will be Tuesday, October 21, 1997, at Owens-Brumley Chapel in Burkburnett, with Rev. Anthony Levell, Pastor of Woodhaven Baptist Church of Wichita Falls, officiating. Interment will follow at Burkburnett Cemetery.
Submitted by Fredie J. DOWNS [email protected]

October 15, 1998

Perryton Herald, Ochiltree Co.:Perryton, TX
died October 15, 1998 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Tily Roxene UNRUH was born November 7, 1932 to Elmer Dewey and Lida Lee ANDERTON UNRUH at their farm in Beaver County, Oklahoma. She attended grade school at Balko in Beaver County and graduated from Perryton High School in Perryton, Texas in 1950.
On May 21, 1950, she married Thaddeus Morrison OSBORNE, Jr., son of T.M. and Rachel COOPER OSBORNE. Three children were born to this marriage-- Debra, Thad, and Mike. With the exception of two years lived in South Dakota, Tily and Morrison were life long residents of Perryton. She was an active member of the Full Gospel Church.
Survivors include Husband Morrison OSBORNE of the home Children daughter Debra; son Thaddeus Morrison OSBORNE III; son Michael Lee; Five Grandchildren;  Father Elmer UNRUH of Perryton, Texas . one brother, Larry UNRUH OK; one sister Cheryl UNRUH, CO.
Predeceased by her mother, Lida Lee ANDERTON UNRUH.
Services will be Saturday afternoon at the Full Gospel Church in Perryton. Arrangements by Boxwell Brothers. Internment will be in Ochiltree Cemetery.
Memorials to Full Gospel Church in Perryton or Mercy Hospice at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City.
Submitted by Debra Osborne Spindle [email protected]

Saturday, November 21, 1998

Robert Gouin "Bob TAPLEY Sr. of Emory Texas, died October 20 in Greenville, Texas. He was 87.
He was born on August 28, 1911 in Oklahoma. Mr. Tapley served in the navy during World War II.
Survivors include six sons, Stephen, Douglas E., Donald D. , Robert G. Jr., Philip A. and Byron L.; one daughter, Patricia; two sisters, Grace and Anna Mae; 16 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be December 21 at Maryland Veterans Cemetary in Crownsville.
Submitted by Christine Johnbrier Lewis [email protected]

Thursday, September 24, 1998

Judson B. ALLSUP, of Dallas, Tex., died .
Judson was a brother of C. C. and Carl ALLSUP of Willow, and of Mrs. Ad HILL of Carter. Mrs. HILL and Carl ALLSUP and Mr. Franklin ALLSUP, another brother from McAlister.
Interment was made in the Spring Creek cemetery, Willow at which place the deceased was given a Masonic burial, he being a member of that order at Dallas at the time of his death.
Mr. ALLSUP was a single man was living with his mother at the time of his death.
Submitter's Note: From Death Certificate: Born 12 Aug 1884; Died 21 Sep 1924; Occupation: Cement Finisher; Place of birth: (Llano Co,) Texas; Father: Henry P. ALLSUP, born in Tenn.; Mother: Sarilda J. HINES, born in Missouri. Cause of death: Mitral incompetency caused by Heat exhaustion. Place of burial or removal: Willow, Okla.
Submitted and Researched by Phyllis Hill [email protected]

September 22, 1998

CRISP, Josie B. Memorial Card Healey Mortuary, Salinas, California
In Memory of Josie B. CRISP
A native of Arlington, Texas. Date of Birth March 2, 1901.Entered Into Rest November 29, 1966. Aged 65 Years. Services from Healey Mortuary Chapel. Thursday December 1, 1966, at 2:30 p.m. Burial at Garden of Memories, Salinas, California.
Submitters Note: Josie Bell SMITH was 1st child of William Joseph "Joe" SMITH and wife Dollie Scott COKER SMITH. She married Walter James CRISP 5 July 1917 at Martha, Jackson, OK. Their 4 children were born in Greer County, OK. They were Hugh, Juanita "Sis", Walter James Jr. "Fuzzy", and Virginia Fay "Tootsy".
Submitted by: Wanda Nash Goode [email protected]

September 22, 1998

Elizabeth Ann Boydstun WYNNE born December 1, 1874 at Boggy Depot, OK. She was the 8th child of William & Jane WILHITE BOYDSTUN and married Robert Penn WYNNE Jan 1, 1895 in OK. Elizabeth died September 7, 1957 in Kerrville, TX (Kerr Co).
Submitted by:Marge Grinstead [email protected]

June 30, 1999

BONNER - Pauls Valley, Garvin Co., OK
Private memorial services will be held for Syble Bonner, 66, of Wolfforth.
Cremation is under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home.
She died Wednesday, June 30, 1999, at Covenant Lakeside in Lubbock.
She was born Sept. 19, 1932, in Garvin County, Okla., and moved from Paul's Valley to Terry County in 1946.
She married Charles Bonner on June 30, 1974, in Terry County. She and her husband owned and operated Bonner's Boot Barn in Lamesa. She had been a resident of Lamesa for 25 years, prior to moving to Wolfforth in 1999. She was a   member of Church of Christ and a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband; four daughters, Linda, Charlotte, Rita and Carolyn; two sons, Charles and David; three brothers; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to Joe Arrington Cancer Center in Lubbock.
Carolyn Byrum [email protected]

January 23, 2000

Amarillo Globe-News in Amarillo, Texas:

Fema Maggard, 93, of Amarillo, died Jan. 19, 2000. Graveside services will be Monday in Llano Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Field of Southeast Baptist Church officiating. Arrangements are by Blackburn-Shaw Funeral Directors Memorial Chapel, Fifth Avenue and Pierce Street.
Mrs. Maggard was born in Woodward, Okla. She was a homemaker and a member of  First Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry  Maggard, in 1980.
Survivors include a nephew, Mike Randall of Amarillo; and a great-niece.

Lucille Millsap Phillips
Published in the Houston Chronicle on 7/20/2005.

LUCILLE MILLSAP PHILLIPS, age 76, passed away on July 18, 2005. Lucille was born in Peggs, Oklahoma, raised in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. She met the love of her life, John Phillips Jr. in Oceanside, California. They married in 1954 and raised 5 sons in Lindenhurst, New York. The family moved to Cypress, TX in 1971. Lucille was preceded in death by her parents Jesse & Vannie Millsap, her sister Lorraine Medline, and her son Anthony Franklin Phillips. She is survived by her husband John, of 51 years, sister Emma Cobb, sons Bill Phillips (wife Rita, children Pam, Eric, Lawrence, Raul, & Rayes), Anthony's wife Kay (children Matthew, Shawn & Elizabeth), David Phillips (wife Jessie & children Roy, Edward, Raymond, Raynell), John Phillips III (wife Nanetta, daughters Jessica & Jamie), Andrew Phillips (daughter Heather & friend Carlie), and numerous great grandchildren. Lucille enjoyed visiting antique shops, fishing, and traveling around the country. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to a Cancer Hospital of their choice. The viewing will be Wednesday, July 20th from 6-9 pm and services will be held at 10 am Thursday, July 21, 2005. Contact Klein Funeral Home for additional information.

Submitted by Zanna Guinn [email protected]

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