Joseph Arthur Kerley and Frances Susan Trimble Kerley
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KERLEY, Joseph Arthur
Born: 17 Nov 1876 in TN
Died: 25 May 1942 in Dickens Co., TX
Father: William Peyton KERLEY
Mother: Unk.
Spouse: Frances Susan TRIMBLE
Born 27 Jul 1882
Died: 15 Feb 1940
Father: Clint TRIMBLE
Mother: Unk.

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Mrs. Frances Susan Kerley, was born July 27, 1871, at Point, Texas, passed away Thursday, February 15th, 1940 at residence in Dickens, Texas. Francis Susan Trimble, was married to J.A. Kerley April 12, 1903. To this union was born five children, one preceded her in death. She had been a resident of Dickens County for 29 years. Mrs. Kerley has been a member of the Church of Christ some twenty years, she having obeyed the gospel early in life.

Survivors are: J. A. Kerley, four daughters, Mrs. T.W. Blair, Robstown, Texas; Mrs. Willie Kimmel, Van Nuys, California; Mrs. Wallace Conaway, Spur, Texas; Mrs. Glenn Latham of Spur.

Two brothers, T.E. Trimble of Point, Texas, Elbert Trimble of Salt Lake City, Utah, both were unable to attend the services of their sister.

Services were conducted at the Spur Church of Christ by Ministers, Mike Young, J.H. Miles, Friday, Feb. 16 at 3 p.m. with interment in the Spur Cemetery under the direction of the Ward Funeral Home. Flower barterers: Ena Blair, Mrs. Elmer Cross, Edna Edinburgh, Mrs. Lee Snodgrass, Mrs. Charlie Kimmel.

Pallbearers: Russell Edinburgh, Charlie Kimmel, Victor Arrington, Shorty Copeland, Clyde Latham, Sam Blair.

©The Texas Spur, February 22, 1940
From the records of Lillian Grace Nay, Spur Museum, transcribed by B. Hodges, August 2004

Funeral services for Joseph Arthur Kerley, 67, who died Thursday night, May 25, at 12 p.m. after several months of ill health, were held Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the Spur Church of Christ, with C.V. Allen officiating.

Pallbeares were Joe Kimmell, Jack Gipson, Floyd Hines, Elmer Frazier, Lou Hover, John Cumbie, Clyde Latham and Floy Watson.

Burial was in the Spur cemetery beside his wife and young daughter who preceded him in death several years ago. Chandler Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Kerley was born in Tenn. November 17, 1876. He was married to Miss Fannie Trimble at Point, Texas, April 2, 1903, and lived there for some time before coming to Dickens County in 1911, where he has since made his home. For the past few years he had made his home with his daughters, Mrs. Wallace Conoway and Mrs. Clyde Latham of Dickens.

He was greatly beloved and admired by all who knew him for his uprightness of character and christian ideals. He was converted in 1915 and united with the Church of Christ where he was a regular attendant as long as his health permitted.

Survivors include his four daughters, Mrs. T.W. Blair, Robstown; Mrs. Willie Kimmel, Van Nays, California; Mrs. Wallace Conoway and Mrs. Clyde[*Glenn] Latham of Dickens; four brothers, W.B. Kerley, Rockwall; T.G. Kerley, Lawton, OK; Hershel Kerley, Fort Worth; and J.E. Kerley, Medicine Mound, Texas; one sister, Nannie Kerley, Lone Oak, Texas.

©The Texas Spur, June 1945
From the records of Lillian Grace Nay, Spur Museum, transcribed by B. Hodges, August 2004


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