Margaret Matthews, B. L. Thompson, J. A. Carroll & Charles F. Taylor Obituaries, Nov. 28, 1940 Henderson Co., TX

Athens Weekly Review
November 28, 1940

Funeral Rites Tuesday For Mrs. Matthews

Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Matthews, wife of J. J. Matthews Athens Druggist, were Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock from the family home on Tyler street. Rev. Roy Mac(unreadable) pastor of the First Presbyterian church conducted the service.

Mrs. Matthews died at 10:10 o’clock Sunday night at the family residence following a long illness. she only recently had returned from a Dallas hospital where she had been under treatment for several weeks.

The deceased was the former Margaret Fortson, member of a prominent Navarro county family. She was born in that county on August 2, 1874, but had been a resident of Athens for the past twenty-eight years.

Besides her husband, she is survived by two brothers, J. B.. Fortson Corsicana, and J. T. Fortson, Texas, and by four sisters, T. D. Queen, Rice; Mrs. Ida Harper, Rice; Mrs. R. F. Bart(unreadable) Rice, and Mrs. W. S. Hollis(unreadable) Dallas.

Interment was in the Athens cemetery.

Pallbearers were: H. L. Par(unreadable) Jr., Harry Murchison, William Walker, Jr., Douglas Gauntt, (unreadable) Titsworth Jr., T. D. Evans.

Athens Weekly Review
Nov. 28, 1940

Death Claims War Veteran At Gov’t Hospital

Following a long illness B. L. (Barney) Thompson, 51, World War veteran and a native of Henderson county, died Thursday morning at 6 o’clock in the Veterans Hospital at Dallas. The deceased had been a resident of Corsicana for the past seven years but prior to that had spent most of his life as a citizen on this county where he was born.

Funeral services were held on Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Shelby Chapel cemetery near Athens with Rev. D. R. Cartlidge, pastor of the West Athens Baptist Church, in charge. Military rites were scheduled for the internment service.

Mr. Thompson, an overseas veteran who was gassed in France, was born in the Ash community near Athens. He is survived by his widow and six children; his father, E. J. Thompson, Baxter; four brothers, Glenn Thompson, Athens; Randall (Bill) Thompson, Waco; Roy Thompson Baxter; and Troy Thompson, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio; two sisters, Mrs. Mattie Mooney, Houston; and Mrs. Jewel Cravey, Athens.

Athens Weekly Review
Nov. 28, 1940

Funeral Held For Charles F. Taylor At Frankston

Funeral services for Charles Franklin Taylor, 32, who died at the home of his father in Frankston on Thursday afternoon following a short illness, where held Friday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock at the First Baptist church in Frankston. Rev. C. C. Bowles conducted the service, assisted by Rev. W. P. Bond.

Survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Taylor, Frankston; two sons, Charles and Dan of Frankston; three sisters, Mrs. Addie Bell Dickerson, Poynor; Mrs. Avinell Reynolds, Frankston, and Mrs. Ollie Bell Compton, San Antonio.

Burial was at Frankston cemetery.

Athens Weekly Review
Nov. 28, 1940

Brother Of Mrs. George Collins Dies Suddenly

J. A. Carroll, 52, brother of Mrs. George Collins of Athens, died suddenly in Oklahoma City at 4:00 o’clock Tuesday following a heart attack. He had previously suffered periodic attacks. He died Tuesday within two hours after being removed to a hospital in that city.

The body was brought overland to Tennessee Colony Wednesday and funeral services were held at the Tennessee Colony church at 2:30 Thursday. Burial followed in the Tennessee Colony cemetery.

Mr. Carroll was born in Tennessee Colony but had resided in Oklahoma City for the past twenty five years. he was engaged in the construction business in that city.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his mother, Mrs. J. L. Carroll of Tennessee Colony; three sisters, Mrs. R. K. Blackshear of Austin, Mrs. E. W. Blackburn of Corsicana and Mrs. George Collins of Athens; five brothers, L. W. Carroll of Austin, A. B. Carroll of Santa Anna and T. A., G. B. and J. B. Carroll of Tennessee Colony.

Transcribed by Bunny Freeman

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