Oibtuaries for: Sessions, Dennis, Morrow, Kennedy & Howard, Henderson Co. TX

Oibtuaries for: Ruth Ann Sessions, George Joshua Dennis, J. B. (Jack) Morrow, W. E. Kennedy, Mrs. W. W. Howard

Athens Weekly Review
Thursday December 18, 1941

Funeral Services Held For Baby Girl of Murchison People

Funeral services were held last week for the eight-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Huddle Sessions of Murchison. The little girl had been named Ruth Ann.
The last rites were held at the home of the parents under the direction of Reverend Lockhart of the Brownsboro Methodist Church. Interment followed in the Black Jack cemetery.
The infant is survived by her father and mother, one brother, and one sister, all of Murchison.

Athens Weekly Review
Thursday December 18, 1941

George J. Dennis Is Fatally Stricken In Athens Saturday P.M.

Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon at Cottonwood Cemetery for George Joshua Dennis, 72, of Athens, who died suddenly while in the Athens business district Saturday afternoon. A heart attack which occurred about 3:30 Saturday was blamed for the death of the prominent Henderson County farmer.
The Deceased was born and reared in Henderson County and he and his wife, who survive him, have reared a large, highly respected family here.
Besides his wife, Mrs. George J. Dennis, the deceased is survived by three sons, J. R. Dennis, Archie A. Dennis and H. C. Dennis, all of Athens; five daughters, Mrs. Lillie Gregg, Mrs. C. M. Gregg, and Miss Ruby Dennis, all of Athens, and Mrs. J. B. McCain, Dallas, and Mrs. Claud Ryan, Gap Mills, West Virginia; two sisters, Mrs. Nat Brannon, Bowie, Texas, and Mrs. Tom Freshour of Alvin, Texas.
With the passing of Mr. Dennis, Henderson County lost one of its best-known farm figures.
Burks-Walker-Daniel Funeral Home of Tyler handled all arrangements.

Athens Weekly Review
Thursday February 17, 1938

J. B. (Jack) Morrow dies at Quanah, Texas, Funeral There Friday

News of the death at Quanah, Texas, of J. B. (Jack) Morrow, uncle of Carroll Morrow, of near Athens, and a brother of the late Irvin Morrow of the Pine Grove community, was received here on Friday morning. Funeral services were scheduled to be held Friday afternoon at Quanah. Deceased was 89 but despite his advanced age had made several visits to Athens during the past ten years. He was a widower and made his home with his daughter.
Mr. Morrow comes from a family noted for its longevity. Surviving are three brothers and one sister whose average age is 78. There are; R. R. Morrow, Palestine, 80, Rev. J. M. P. Morrow, Jacksonville, 77, Mrs. Bob Brown, Brushy Creek, 76, and J. P. Morrow, Amarillo, 72. All are natives of Anderson county.

Athens Weekly Review
Thursday September 10, 1942

Kemp Man Dies While On Way Hospital Here

W. E. Kennedy of route 3, Kemp, died suddenly of a heart attack Monday at 12:30 o’clock while he was being brought to an Athens hospital. Ill for some time he was stricken just as the automobile in which he was riding entered the city limits of Athens on West Corsicana street.
The body will be returned to Kemp by the Athens Funeral Home and funeral arrangements and interment will be made at that town.
E. E. Kennedy, a son, was with Mr. Kennedy at the time of his death. The only survivor known here is his wife.
Mr. Kennedy was born in 1875 and had resided at Kemp all of his life.

Athens Weekly Review
Thursday September 10, 1942

Mrs. Howard Dies Thursday At Home Here
Mrs. W. W. Howard, resident of Athens for the past thirty-eight years, died at her home, 212 Dean street, Thursday morning at 5:10 o’clock.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the First Methodist Church, with Dr. W. G. Fletcher, pastor, officiating.
The body remained at the funeral home chapel until Friday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock, when it was moved to the church.
Interment was in the City Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Chester Calhoun, Rudolph Callaway, Roy J. Howard Jr., E. W. Howard, Wallace Tanner and C. C. Adrian.
Mrs. Howard was born on January 13, 1864, in Mississippi. She assisted Mr. Howard in the management of the county farm for a number of years.
Surviving are her husband; four daughters, Mrs. J. W. Callaway, Mrs. Alice Thomas, Mrs. Oscar Oliver and Mrs. Merle Stegall, all of Athens; two sons, Carl Howard of Houston and Roy Howard of Port Neches; on brother J. W. Wilson of Palestine, and a number of grandchildren.
Two of her grand-sons are now in the service of the United States Marines. Phil Thomas is stationed in San Diego, California, and Dudley J. Oliver is somewhere overseas.

Submitted by Holli Boone Kees


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