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The name of cemetery has always been HOOKER CEMETERY. It is located on Hooker
Ridge in the Hooker Ridge Community . The Hooker Ridge Community is in both
Hunt & Rains counties. The cemetery lies entirely in Rains County. Locals,
for 150 years, have refered to it as Hooker Ridge Cemetery .
Located 1/4 mile from the Hunt County line.
History of Hooker Cemetery
Submitted by Jack Hooker
Hooker burials submitted by Jack Hooker
James Hooker, no date / 12-29-1865, age 58y, 6m, 29d, State Historical Marker added in 1966 (first Hooker in Hunt County)
Elizabeth Hooker, 12-05-1803 / 06-08-1883, (wife of James)
Mary Ann Hooker, 09-27-1835 / 01-31-1857; (first wife of J. T., son of James)
J. T. Hooker, 09-07-1830 / 03-11-1903, Confederate Veteran Marker says Jim Tom; (son of James)
George R. Hooker, 08-25-1873 / 10-09-1874; (son of J. T. & 2nd wife)
Mildred Ann Hooker, 11-19-1875 / 08-11-1892; (dau. of J. T. & 2nd wife)
John W. Hooker, 11-24-1842 / 07-04-1892; (son of James)
George H. Hooker, 03-05-1846 / 11-05-1912; (son of James)
Harriet Hooker, 01-21-1846 / 02-23-1897; (wife of George H.)
Mary E. Hooker, 09-03-1871 / 06-24-1950; (dau. of George H. & Harriet)
John Lee Hooker, 1884 / 1929; (son of George H. & Harriet)
Martha George Hooker, 08-28-1887 / 08-30-1974; (dau. of George H. & Harriet)
W. H. Hooker, 10-14-1822 / 01-17-1895; (brother of James)
G. A. Hooker, 10-19-1826 / no date; (wife of W. H.)
John T. Hooker, 03-20-1848 / 06-27-1843; (son of W. H and G. A.)
Aubrey G. Hooker, 02-22-1880 / 02-24-1944; (son of James W., son of W.H.)
Creola M. Hooker, 05-30-1889 / 08-23-1933; (wife of Aubrey G.)
Douglas D. Hooker, 04-08-1909 / 06-27-1975; (son of Aubrey G. & Creola M.)
Addie M. Hooker, 12-10-1914 / 12-22-2004; (wife of Douglas D.)
Mary Hooker, 08-10-1879 / 02-18-1906; (wife of Carson, son of James W., son of W. H.)
T. L. Hooker M. E. Hooker; no dates; Homemade concrete marker with names inscribed; (probably Thomas Leslie, son of James W., son of W. H. & wife Mary Ester)
Mary Ester Brumet Lee Hooker, 03-11-1892 / 02-10-1965; (wife of Thomas Leslie,
son of James W., son of W. H.)
Marker placed in middle and above T. L. and M.E. marker.
Ann R. Hooker, 09- -1821 / 10-08-1851, age 30 y; ( first wife of Walker, brother of James) FIRST PERSON BURIED IN HOOKER CEMETERY.
Walker Hooker, 11-07-1826 / 07-17-1910; also Confederate Veteran Marker; (brother of James)
Sernie (sic) Hooker, 04-22-1837 / 03-09-1911; (wife of Walker)
Pat Hooker, 04-23-1875 / 03-13-1931; (son of Walker and Serena)
Frank James Butler
b. Nov 3, 1893 d. 1971
thanks to Julia Littlejohn for
Thanks to Barbara King for the following:
Connie Joe Childers
Sept 4, 1931 Feb 13, 1968
James R. Little close up of stone
Nov 6, 1910 Feb 23, 1991
Aug 12, 1892 Sept 2, 1988
Jul 17, 1907 Mar 18, 1988
these taken from list of Confederate Soldiers page.
Jim Tom Hooker
b. Sep 9, 1830 d. Mar 11, 1903
b. Nov 7, 1826 d. Jul 17, 1910
O A Fortenberry
b. 1839 d. 1914
Tom M Cain
b. Oct 10, 1832 d. Aug 11, 1915
T D Kitching
b. Apr 28, 1829 d. May 23, 1909
Andrew Jeff Pinson
Mary Jane Vaughn Thornton wife of William L Thornton
born Linn, Mo
b. Jun 11, 1844 d. Mar 15, 1914
James M Thornton
b. Apr 22, 1861 d. Sep 15, 1890
s/o Joseph & Maggie Thornton Boarman
b. Mar 17, 1897 d. Dec 7, 1910
d/o Joseph & Maggie Thornton Boarman
b. Dec 20, 1900 d. Jul 11, 1903
d/o Joseph & Maggie Thornton Boarman
b. Feb 20, 1906 d. Aug 5, 1907
b. Jan 14, 1921 d. Aug 1, 1922
William Frank Allison
b. Oct 7, 1896 d. Jul 16, 1930
Oct 13 1882 Jan 6 1916
Annie Joe Flowers
Dec 31 1915 Feb 17 1918
D. B. Flowers
June 3 1843 March 29 1911
James T. Flowers
Mary Lou Flowers
Matilda J. Flowers
Jan 10 1840 No death date
Susan M. Flowers
July 18 1848 Nov 9 1894
William C. Flowers
April 4 1890 Oct 20 1900
These are at this time 9-15-2002 unmarked graves
Francis Marion (F M) York
shown to Darrell L. York, Sr. by their grandson, Joseph York of Point, Texas on June 27, 2002
b. Sep 8, 1845 d. Jun 1, 1898
Mary Jane York
b. 1855 d. Sep 19, 1932
Thomas Oscar Deaton
son of Mary Jane Neal York
Raymond D Weatherford h/o Lena Goodwin Weatherford
born in Caddo Mills to Sim and Annie Myrtle Harp Weatherford.
Apr 17, 1908 Feb 21, 2002
Apple, Mary H.
b. Feb. 18, 1833 d. Sep. 1, 1883
Apple, Nancy M.
b. Nov. 4, 1857 d. Apr. 18, 1872
Apple, Susan A.
b. unknown d. unknown
Apple, W. D.
b. Aug. 5, 1837 d. Aug. 9, 1910
Boatwright, A. N.
b. 1861 d. 1935
Boatwright, Ambers Hobson
b. Jun. 22, 1898 d. Sep. 22, 1964
Boatwright, Gertrude (Walker)
b. Jun. 23, 1905 d. Mar. 30, 1972
Boatwright, Lula Ann
b. 1869 d. 1954
b. Feb. 5, 1888 d. Mar. 23, 1888
Burns, Irene Zella
(see obit below)
Sept. 9, 1912 June 14, 2004
Chastain, J. H.
b. Mar. 7, 1902 d. Nov. 23, 1902
Chastain, M. E.
b. Mar. 2, 1876 d. Sep. 28, 1902
Childress, B. G.
b. Jan. 30, 1820 d. Feb. 26, 1898
b. Jul. 18, 1816 d. Jun. 8, 1895
Coats, E. E.
b. Jul. 24, 1871 d. Nov. 9, 1892
Coats, E. F.
b. Apr. 28, 1873 d. May. 2, 1885
Coats, G. W.
b. Jan. 4, 1867 d. May. 25, 1885
Coats, H. T.
b. 1869 d. 1940
Coats, James W.
b. Sep. 30, 1879 d. Aug. 26, 1891
Coats, Martha E.
b. 1847 d. 1932
Coats, Mary L.
b. Aug. 6, 1873 d. Dec. 22, 1883
b. Apr. 21, 1817 d. Sep. 2, 1882
Coats, William B.
b. 1840 d. 1935
Daniel, Anne Elizabeth
b. Feb. 27, 1839 d. Dec. 28, 1882
Docker, Michal Carline
b. Nov 30, 1942 d. Nov. 22, 2003
Douglas, Clara C.
b. 1872 d. 1961
Douglas, John W.
b. 1862 d. 1930
Douglas, William H.
b. 1906 d. 1959
b. May. 21, 1886 d. Aug. 3, 1886
Fowler, Sallie (?)
b. Oct. 22, 1845 d. Feb. 3, 1875
Freeman, A. James D.
b. 1859 d. 1937
Freeman, Elizabeth (?)
b. Jun. 20, 1858 d. Nov. 30, 1904
Freeman, Margaret F. (?)
b. 1861 d. 1944
Jackson, Dr Edmond
b. Jan. 30, 1809 d. Jan. 25, 1857
McBride, Arthur M.
b. Mar. 17, 1878 d. Aug. 8, 1964
(see obit below)
b. Jan. 30, 1968 d. Dec 19, 2003
Spears, Almedia J.
b. Jan. 29, 1830 d. Sep. 19, 1889
d/oAlmedia Jane Raney Spears & Thomas Spears
b. Nov. 25, 1861 d. Jul. 8, 1867
b. Aug. 25, 1817 d. Jan. 3, 1866
Palmore, Jerl Ray (see obit below)
b. Jan 31, 1943 d. Feb 2005
Brumitt, Lloyd (see obit below)
b. Aug 18, 1932 d. Aug 30, 2005
July 18, 1913
Quite a number of our people attended the funeral of Mr. Alex Lynch, who died at Point and was buried in the Hooker cemetery Wednesday afternoon.
September 3, 1915
Former Senator Died at Emory--From Thursday's Daily
This morning L.W. Harkey received a letter from his son, Lester Harkey, who lives at Emory, saying that, Captain Thomas M. Cain was dying in his home in Emory. The letter was written yesterday afternoon and last night Captain S.R. Etter received a message that Mr. Cain passed away at 5 o'clock and that the burial would take place today at 12 o'clock in Hooker's burial ground, following services conducted by pastor of the Methodist church of Emory. Thus passes one of the noted characters of Hunt and Rains counties. He located before the war, about sixty years ago, at Hooker's mill near what is Lone Oak now and he went in to merchandise. Later he formed a partnership with a Mr. Davis who yet lives at Point. When the Civil War broke out he came to this place, then a village, and joined Company H, 11th Texas Calvary and saw service in this company, and today Captain Etter said, that the made a faithful soldier. After the war he resumed business at Hooker and remained there doing a mercantile business. Later he moved to Emory and took a considerable part in the organization of Rains County. He represented the county in the Lower House and also the district in the Senate, he being nominated at Farmersville following a bitter struggle for the nomination on the part of the late E.W. Harris and T.E. Byrd. He served two years and never offered for re-election. At the time of his death he was more than 80 years of age, and had, had an interesting career. He was a member of the Methodist church and had been for many years. He was made a Mason at Lone Oak some 40 years ago. He accumulated considerable property and was faithful to every charge in private and public life. He married the daughter of Judge Hooker and after her death, he married Mrs. Gilmore at Emory. He leaves this widow and a number of children, numerous relatives and many friends to mourn his death.---Greenville Banner
March 22, 1929
Mrs. Ellie Hunt, who has been sick for the last three months, died Tuesday night at eleven o’clock. We join in sympathizing with the family for this beloved woman, who has just passed away.
November 17, 1933
Also the death angel took Mrs. Mollie Bennett of our community. She was laid to rest in the Hooker cemetery Friday afternoon. We offer our sympathy to the family and relatives.
Michal Carline Docker
1942 - 2003
Graveside services for Michal Carline Docker, 60, of Lone Oak were held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, Nov. 28, at Hooker Cemetery with Rev. James Reese officiating. Burial was under the direction of Bartley Funeral Home of Lone Oak.
Mrs. Docker died Saturday, Nov. 22.
She was born November 30, 1942, in Long Beach, Calif. She owned and operated Mararatha Kennels and raised Golden State Bull Terrier dogs. She formerly lived of Santa Barbara, Calif., and lived in Lone Oak since 1975.
She is survived by her parents, James and Billee Reese of Quinlan; daughter, Wendy Docker of Lubbock; grandson, Marcus Johnson; sister, Peggy Jones and husband John of Lubbock; and one grandchild.
1968 - 2003
Funeral services for Dale Russell, 35, of Lone Oak were held December 23 at New Hope Baptist Church with Rev. J.B. Harlin and Rick Sydnor officiating.
Burial was in Hooker Ridge Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jimmy Fowler, Shane Russell, Scotty Russell, Freddy Russell, David Hollins and Terry Hatfield.
Mr. Russell was born Jan. 30, 1968, to Fred Russell and Joann Sullivan. He died Dec. 19 in Greenville. He married Julie Mayne Russell. He worked in cable communications and was a member of the Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of Lone oak; father, of Lubbock; mother, of Lubbock; children, Felicia Russell, Christopher Russell and Clayton Russell of Lone Oak; brothers, Darrell Shane Russell of Vinton, Iowa, Scotty Russell of Mississippi and Freddy Russell of Lubbock; and sister, Shanna Russell of Lubbock.
Rains County Leader
June 15, 2004
Irene Zella Burns
1912 - 2004
Funeral services for Irene Zella Burns, 91, of Greenville, will be at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, at Miracle Faith Baptist Church under the direction of Coker-Mathews Funeral Home, with Rev. J.D. Shedd officiating. Burial will be in Hooker Cemetery. Pallbearers are James Burns, Joe Burns, Michael Burns, Jason Burns, Joe Laverne Moss, and Ryan Payne. Mrs. Burns passed away Monday, June 14, 2004, in Greencrest Manor in Greenville. She was born in Bigelow, Ark., Sept. 9, 1912, to Albert Lee Handy and Mary Elizabeth Yielding Handy. She married Joe D. Burns on April 28, 1928, in Lone Oak. She was a homemaker, and a member of Miracle Faith Baptist Church in Emory. She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, J.D. and Lorine Burns of Lone Oak, and Bill and Rosa Burns of Lone Oak; son, Vernon Burns of Lone Oak; daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Paul Darden of Waco; sister, Mae Pederson of Oregon; ten grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; four brothers; three sisters; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation is at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 15, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Rains County Leader
Feb 15, 2005
Jerl Ray Palmore
Funeral services for Jerl Ray Palmore, 62, of Point, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 15 at Bartley Funeral home in Lone Oak. Burial will be at Hooker Cemetery in East Tawakoni. Mr. Palmore was born January 31, 1943. He worked as a construction supervisor. He was a Lutheran. Survivors include his wife, Judith Elaine Palmore; three sons, Steven Ray Palmore, Jerl Wayne Palmore, both of Texarkana, and Gregory Wayne Stinson of Balch Springs; five daughters, Sharon Kay Frank, of Redwater, Dana Von Allmen, of Apple Valley, Calif., Kristi Lorance, of Rhome, Charlotte Marbut, of Simms, and Kyletha Derric, of Jefferson; two brothers, Larry Palmore of Hollis, Okla., Glen ‘Ducky’ Palmore of Altus, Okla.; three sisters, Margie Cherry of Texarkana, AR., Barbara Glenn of Altus, Okla., and Beverly Shaver of Wynnewood, Okla.; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, father, and two brothers.
Rains County Leader
September 6, 2005
1932 - 2005
Funeral services for Lloyd Brumitt, 73, of Emory were held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at Miracle Faith Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Shedd officiating. Burial was in Hooker Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bubba Hurst, Derek Hurst, Brian Hurst, John McAree, Justin Brumit, Darren Brumit, Matt Brumit, and Cody Wallis. Mr. Brumitt died August 30, at Green Acres Nursing Home. He was born on August 18, 1932, in Rains County to Robert Martin and Addie Mae Christopher Brumit. He married Tommie Sue Fletcher on October 22, 1953, in Dallas. He was a plumber and worked for 25 years for Buckner Blvd. Plumbing. He was a Baptist. He is survived by his wife, Tommie Sue of Emory; children, Lloyd Brumit Jr. of Winnsboro; Tammy McAree of Alba, Todd Brumit of Emory, and Shane Brumit of Dallas; brothers, David Brumit of Lone Oak, Becky Brumit and Robert Martin Brumit Jr. of Emory, Carl Brumit of California, and Houston Brumit of Denison; sisters, Dona Weathley of Emory and Louise Moss of Lone Oak; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; and two brothers. Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.