Obituaries Page 3 - Garza Co., TX

Name of Deceased

William Duray SHARP

Name of Spouse


Date of Marriage

4 Dec. 1937

Place of Marriage


Father’s Name

John Harvey SHARP

Mother’s Name

Lennie GAYLE

Date of Birth

5 May 1908

Place of Birth

near Dublin, Erath Co. TX

Date of Death

19 Feb. 1965

Place of Death

Post, Garza Co. TX


Obituary, Dublin [Texas] Progress, 4 Mar. 1965, p. 7




as published in The Post Dispatch


Nealy Don "Rusty" Browning

Graveside services for Nealy Don "Rusty" Browning, 74, of Post were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb 7, 2007, in the Fluvanna Cemetery with the Rev. Arthur Kelly officiating.  Arrangements were handled under the personal care of the Justice-Mason Funeral Home.

He died at his home Sunday, Feb. 4.


Born Dec 9, 1932, to James Madison and Ruby (Sanders) Browning in Scurry County, he attended school at Dermott and worked in the old field.  He was a driller, tool pusher and a pumper.  He married Joy Parker Orr on Aug 22, 1987, in Post.  He moved to Post where he worked in the oil field, retiring in 1999.  He was a Baptist.


Survivors include his wife, Joy Browning of Post; three stepsons, Bob Carpenter of Henryetta, Okla., Russell Orr of Weatherford and Alton Orr of Pasadena; three stepdaughters, Janet Hopper of Big Spring, Marla Kirk of Odessa and Theresa Jo Luton of Dover, Tenn.; two brothers, Timp Browning of Post and Billy Ray Browning of Snyder, and two sisters, Melinda "M.J." Merritt of Snyder and Pat Kelley of Rotan.


He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Ruby Nell Park; and three brothers, J.H. Browning, Dick Browning and Johnny Sam Browning.


The family has suggested memorials be made to the Sonny Gossett Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Barbara Gossett, 1671 CR 165#B, Post TX 79356


Submitted by:  Nardine Brandon



Obituary of Dan Bush Cockrum

Services of Dan B. Cockrum, 95, of Tahoka and formally of Post will be 2:00 pm Saturday, January 20 at the First Baptist Church in Post with the Reverend Steve McMeans of Lubbock, officiating. Burial will follow in the Terrace Cemetery. Arrangements are under the personal care of Justice-Mason Funeral Home.

Dan died peaceably in his sleep Wednesday, January 17, 2007, at Lynnwood Assisted Living in Tahoka. Born to Marion and Aurora Bush Cockrum July 29, 1911, in Priddy, Mills County, Texas. When Dan was a young boy, he and his family moved to Post where he attended Post schools and grew to adulthood. Dan married the former Sybil Lorene Marable July 24, 1938, at the First Christian Church in Post. Their son Dan Edward was born in Lubbock on January 14, 1940. Dan B. worked for Ed Warren at the Post Dispatch for 20 years before taking a job as a Linotype operator at The Lubbock Avalanche Journal. In 1950 he and Robert Cato created and printed the Post Shopping News in Post for a short period of time when he decided to establish his own printing and office supply business, Cockrum Printing. During his printing career, he developed and marketed nationally for several years a four-color business card press under the corporate name of Cockrum Enterprises.

He served more than 20 years on the Post Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of the local Masonic Lodge for 63 years and member of the Shiva Shrine Temple.

Survivors include his wife Sybil of Tahoka; one son, Dan E. and wife Lynda of Carlsbad, New Mexico; three grandchildren; Michael and his wife Veronica of Grand Canyon, Arizona; Kimberly and Andrea Cockrum, both of San Antonio, Texas and two great-grandchildren; Daniel A. and Katelyn E. Cockrum of Grand Canyon, Arizona. He was preceded in death by both parents, brothers Bryan and Jack and a sister, Minta Chandler.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Kemp, Joe Cook, Archie Gill, Bob Hudman, Arlon Ford, Rick Jones, Hans Hudman and Ben Owen.

Memorials are suggested to the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, P.O. Box 199300, Dallas, Texas 75210-9300 or to the First Baptist Church, 400 West Main, Post, Texas, 79356.

Submitted by: Dan E. Cockrum on August 21, 2010

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Sybil Lorene Cockrum

Services for Sybil Lorene Cockrum, 92, of Tahoka, formerly of Post will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Post with the Rev. Steve McMeans of Lubbock officiating. Burial will follow in the Terrace Cemetery. Arrangements are under the personal care of Justice-Mason Funeral Home of Post.

Sybil died Saturday, January 31, 2009 at the Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born November 27, 1916 to Francis Edward (F.E. 'Bud') and Willie Etta (Callis) Marable in Post. Sybil attended Post Schools and graduated from Post High School in 1934. She attended the Mission Beauty School in Roswell, N.M.

Sybil married Dan Bush Cockrum on July 24, 1938 in Post at the First Christian Church. Dan preceded her in death on January 17, 2007. Sybil worked for Shorty Hamilton, Parrish Grocery, Dewalt Flower Shop, and later for Chant Lee. She and Dan owned and operated Cockrum Printing and Office Supply until they retired. They moved to Lynnwood Assisted Living due to health. She was a member of the Eastern Star, Pricilla Club and the Garden Club.

She is survived by one son, Dan E. and wife Lynda Cockrum of Carlsbad, N.M.; three grandchildren, Michael and wife Veronica Cockrum of Grand Canyon, Ariz., Kimberly Lynn Cockrum and Andrea Lorene Cockrum, both of San Antonio; and two great-grandchildren, Daniel Alexander Cockrum and Katelyn Emily Cockrum, both of Grand Canyon, Ariz.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Kemp, Joe Cook, Archie Gill, Bob Hudman, Rick Jones, and Michael Cockrum. Honorary Pallbearers will be Hans Hudman, Preston Poole, Jr., and Harold Craig.

Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church, 402 West Main Street, Post, TX 79356.

Submitted by: Dan E. Cockrum on August 21, 2010
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The Post Dispatch
August 22, 1974

Area Pioneer Dies at Age 97

Mrs. F.E. Marable, an early pioneer of this area, died last Thursday (August 15) at 12:40 p. m. at the age of 97 at Twin Cedars Nursing Home following a long illness. She was believed to be the oldest resident of Garza County.

Born July 24, 1877, in Lampassas County, Texas, she was married to Francis E. “Bud” Marable as Miss Willie E. Callis in Snyder August 24, 1894.

She moved to what is now Justiceburg in 1901 and was a charter member of the First Baptist Church of Justiceburg when it was organized in 1903.

Mrs. Marable moved from Justiceburg to Post in 1913 and for many years worked in the office of Drs. A.C. Surman and the late D.C. Williams.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Rose Askins and Mrs. Sybil Cockrum of Post and Mrs. Frances Johnson of South Bend, Tex.; one son, Tom Marable of Spring Valley, Calif., three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church here with the Rev. Glen Reece, pastor, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Sam Bruton, pastor of the Assembly of God Church of Post.

Pallbearers were Phil Boucher, Joe Duren, Hansford Hudman, Ray Smith, DeWitt Caylor and Robert Cox.

Burial was in Terrace Cemetery under the direction of Mason Funeral Home.

Submitted by: Dan E. Cockrum on August 21, 2010
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