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W. M. Clark
Gracie Helen Cole
Dr. Thomas Rush Dickerson
Minnie Felder
Jessie Fowler
Johnny Gallegher
Dennis Call Gray
Louis F. Green
Mourning Columbia Jordan Griggs
Mary [May] Griner
Mark Jarrell
Jimmy Ray Jenkins
Rev. J. F. Johnson
Joseph Sim Johnson
Martha Joy Kirby
Joann Griggs Longmire
Charles Olin "Shotgun" Marshall
Jack Mattox
Dr. A. A. McWhorter
James H. Miller
Sarah Miller
Drucilla Perry
Jake Pierce
William H Reynolds II
Dr. T. R. Seastrunk
Thelma Smith
Eva A Snell
Daniel H. Youngblood

Death notice in 25 Nov 1906 issue of The Houston Post

Newton, Texas, November 23 - Captain W. M. Clark, an old citizen of this town, died yesterday mornings soon after midnight, and was buried here this evening with Masonic honors. He was a man well and favorably known over this part of the country, having been in the mercantile and cattle business nearly all of his life. He was one of the most thorough going men I ever knew, and had provided well for his family and had laid up something for a "rainy day." He has raised a large family, nearly all of whom are doing well.

Death notice in 26 Jun 1997 issue of The Town Talk, Alexandria, Louisiana, page 28

Graveside services for Gracie Helen Cole will be at 1 pm Friday in Alexandria National Cemetery. Burial will be under direction of Hixson, Leesville. Mrs. Cole, 87, of Newton, Texas died Tuesday, June 14, 1997 in Shady Acres Nursing Home, Newton, Texas.

SOURCE: Obituary, published in the Jasper Newsboy, Thursday, 24 November 1938
Dr. Dickerson Of Newton Succumbs
Final Rites Held Monday for Prominent Newton Dentist

Dr. Thomas Rush Dickerson, 49, prominent Newton dentist, died in a local hospital Sunday afternoon following an illness of about two weeks. Funeral services were held at the Newton Baptist church at 3:30P.M. Monday, with Dr. E. A. Ingram, Jasper Baptist pastor, officiating. Burial was in Newton cemetery under direction of E. E. Stringer funeral home, Newton. Active pallbearers were J. Roy Lawson, Dr. G. Graham, Dr. W. L. Beard, Dr. D. I. Trotti, C. E. Adams and Curtis Humphrey of Newton and Dr. H. W. Hardy and C. E. Woods of Jasper. Dr. Dickerson is survived by his widow, Mary, of Newton; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Ada Blakeway, also of Newton; a granddaughter; two sisters, Mrs. A. A. McMahon and Mrs. R. A. Daniels of Newton, and two brothers, R. C. Dickerson of Newton and S. A. Dickerson of Austin.

Submitted by Yolanda Pepper Miller.

Death notice in 1 Jun 1988 issue of The Galveston Daily News, page 4

Wiergate - Jessie Fowler died May 26 in Wiergate. Services will be 2 pm Thiursday at Pleasant Hill Methodist Church, with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery; under direction of Coleman's Mortuary in Jasper. Survivors include his wife, Mamie Fowler of Wiergate; four daughters, Geneva Grimes of Galveston, Helen Daniel of Arizona and Naomi Fowler and Oletha Stell, both of Wiergate; three sons, Emerson Fowler, Elishia Fowler, and Jimmie Fowler, all of Wiergate; 54 granchildren; 50 Great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Death notice in 17 Feb 1916 issue of El Paso Herald

Mrs. Minnie Felder, age 29 years, died Thursday morning at 5:45 oclock at a local hospital, following an illness of several weeks.

Deceased came to El Paso two years ago from her home in Newton, Texas to where the body will be shipped for interment tonight, accompanied by relatives.

Death notice in 2 Apr 1922 issue of Marshall News Messenger

Kirbyville, Texas, April 1 - Johnny Gallegher, of Newton, Texas, was killed and J. H. Haney and W. E. Withers, both of Call, Texas, hurt seriously when a motor car in which they were riding on the Santa Fe, 6 miles from here, was wrecked. It is believed the two injured men will recover.

Death notice in 15 Jun 1944 issue of Liberty Vindicator

Mr. and Mrs. Elza Burch accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Orland R. Burch of Houston to Trinity, Friday, June 9 to attend the funeral service of Dennis Call Gray, brother of Mrs. Orland Burch.

Mr. Gray, who died at 9:30 pm Wednesday, June 7, at the Marine base hospital in Galveston, was a World War I veteran and had served four years in the navy, part of which time he was stationed in the Phillipines.

Burial was held in the family cemetery in Newton, Texas. Mr. Gray is survived by his father, Judge W. E. Gray of Newton, his widow, Mrs. Alma Grady Gray, three daughters, three sons, three sisters, four brothers and a grand-daughter.

Death notice in 12 Nov 1976 issue of The Times, Shreveport, Louisiana, page 6

Louis F. Green, 80, died Thursday in a Newton, Texas hospital. Services will be a 10 am Friday in First united Pentecostal Church, DeRidder. Officiating will be the Revs T F Tenney, George Glass and G A Mangum. Burial will be in Beauregard Cemetery, DeRidder, with Beauregard Funeral Home in charge. Surviving are his widow; three sons, Louis J Green, Baton Rouge, Carroll A Greeen and C. Luther Green, both of DeRidder; three daughters, Mrs. Connie Fritz, DeRidder, Mrs. Jeanette Miller, Dry Creek and Mrs Bea Westbrook, Daisetta, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Lillie Miers, DeRidder and Mrs. Lola Slaydon, Merryville; two brothers, Barney Green, Beaumont, Texas, and Doug Greene, Silsbee, Tex; and 11 grandchildren.

Mourning Columbia Jordan, daughter of Abraham Jordan and Susan Jane Francs Ozment, wife of Eugene Augustus Griggs. She went by Columbia, born 1 July 1878 in Burkeville and died 6 July 1928 in Jasper.

SOURCE: Obituary, no newspaper name or date noted.
News From Burkeville
Mrs. E. A. GRIGGS, age 49 years died Friday morning in Hardy-Hancock hospital, Jasper, after an illness of about five weeks, and was buried Saturday in Griggs cemetery, Rev. MARTIN of Roganville conducting the funeral services. She is survived by her husband, three daughters and one son, one sister and two brothers, other relatives and many friends who sympathize with them. She was a true and loving wife and mother, she was a Christian, was converted and united with the Baptist church when young, and lived a Christian life till death.

Submitted by Yolanda Pepper Miller

Death notice in 7 Mar 1907 issue of The Houston Post

Newton, Texas, March 6. - Aunt Mary Griner, who lived about seven miles northwest of town, died Monday morning. She was living with one of her sons and had been on the bed of affliction for several years. She was about 80 years old. She was highly respected by all who knew her and leaves a host of relatives and friends to mourn her loss.

Death notice in 20 Jun 1979 issue of The Times, Shreveport, Louisiana, p. 3

Evans - Mark Jarrell, 83, of Evans died Tuesday morning in a DeRidder hospital after a long illness. Services will be Thursday in Hixson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. George Jean and the Rev. Jessie Prewitt officiating. Burieal will be in Spears Chapel Cemetery in Burkeville, Texas. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Nezzie Jarrell of Evans; four sons, Andrew Jarrell, Daniel Jarrell, James Jarrell and Curtis Jarrell, all of Evans; two daughters, Hazel Dixon of Evans and Avie Lilly of Burkeville, Texas; two sisters, Dora Woods and Tamith Davis, both of Evans; 23 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren

Death notice in 27 Sep 2005 issue of The Town Talk, Alexandria, Louisiana, page 17

Jimmy Ray Jenkins, age 67, of Call, Texas, died Friday, September 23, 2005 in Call, Texas. Arrangements are under the direction of Blanchard St. Denis Funeral Home, Natchitoches.

Death notice in 16 Jul 1906 issue of The Houston Post

Johnson - Newton, Texas, September 1 - Rev. J. F. Johnson, a veteran Methodist divine, died at his home six miles southeast of here on the 28th inst. and was buried at the family residence burying ground near his place on the 29th.

Death notice in 21 Oct 1970 issue of Tyler Morning Telegraph, p. 3

Deweyville - Funeral services were held for Joseph Sim Johnson, 78, of Deweyville, whose brother, Ivy Johnson resides in Tyler. Burial was in Castor Cemetery near Leesville. Johnson died of an apparent heart attack while squirrel hunting in the Deweyville area. He was a retired woodsman for the Kirby Lumber Co and had resided in Deweyville for 30 years. He was a native of Louisiana. He was a deacon and retired secretary-treasurer of the First Baptist Church. Other survivors include his wife, Mrs. Bonnie E Johnson of Deweyville; two sons, one daughter, four sisters and 10 grandchildren.

Death notice in 15 Jun 1961 issue of The Roanoke Leader, p. 1

Burkeville, Texas - Friends and relatives of the A D Kirby family in this section were grieved to learn of the recent passing of Miss Martha Joy Kirby, 21 of Burkeville, Texas. She died May 31 in a Jasper, Texas, hospital after a long illness. Graduate of Burkeville High School in 1957; attended Anderson College in Indiana; member of the Burkeville Church of God. Funeral services were helds June 1st at the Burkeville Church of God with the Rev. Willar Smith, officiating. Burial was in the Tanner Cemetery. Miss Kirby is survived by her parents, the Rev. and Mrs. A. D. Kirby, one brother, David Warren Kirby, and her grandfather, the Rev. W. E. Skelton, all of Burkeville, Texas.

SOURCE: Obituary, published in Beaumont Enterprise, Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas, Friday, 25 June 1999

Joann Griggs Longmire, 61, of Burkeville died June 23 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral will be at 4 P.M. today at Smith Funeral Home in Newton, with burial at Sycamore Cemetery in Burkeville. She was a lifelong resident of the Burkeville area. Survivors include sisters, Barbara Kelley of Newton and Dora Gray of Beaumont.

Submitted by Yolanda Pepper Miller

SOURCE: Obituary, published Sunday, October 31, 1999, no newspaper name noted.
Charles Olin "Shotgun" Marshall

Charles Olin "Shotgun" Marshall, 77, of Burkeville, died October 30 at Christus Jasper Memorial Hospital in Jasper. Funeral will be at 10 A.M. Monday at Stringer and Griffin Funeral Home in Burkeville with burial at Burkeville City Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 3 P.M. today at the funeral home. A native and longtime resident of Burkeville, he was a retired Temple Industries woods superintendent. He was also a World War II U.S. Air Force veteran. Survivors include his cousins.

Submitted by Yolanda Pepper Miller

Death notice in 15 Feb 1908 issue of The Houston Post

MATTOX - Newton, Texas, February 13. - Jack Mattox died here Wednesday and was interred here yesterday in the town cemetery. Jack was a brother of the well known townsman and popular hotel man, J. W. Mattox.

Death notice in 3 Sep 1897 issue of The Houston Post

Burkeville, Texas, July 15 - Dr. A. A. McWhorter died here at 4 pm of paralysis. He was born in Alabama in 1825 and moved to Texas in 1849, and was engaged in the practice of medicine until 1896 when he moved to Orange, Texas, where he resided four years and returned to this place. He was thrice married and leaves by the three marriages six daughters and three sons. The three sons and two daughters residing here, and three residing in Houston, Texas, and one in Canada. He was a member of the Masonic lodge here and will be buried at 3 pm with Masonic honors.

Death notice in 29 Aug 1949 issue of The Shreveport Journal, p. 9

DeRidder - Graveside services were held for James H. Miller, 74, Friday at the Sycamore Cemetery near Burkeville, Texas, with Rev. A. D. Kirby, Rev. M. N. Westbrook and Rev. E. Sheffield officiating. Burial arrangements were in charge of Hixson funeral home of DeRidder. Mr. Miller died Thursday in Silsbee, Texas. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Addie Miller, Burkeville, Texas; five daughters, Mrs. Gladys Smith, Mrs. Martha Britton, Mrs. Mildred Powell and Mrs. Beatrice Richmond, Burkeville; Mrs. K. L. Watson, Bon Wier, Texas; one son, James Miller, Beaumont, Texas; two brothers, Joe Miller and Steve Miller, Burkeville; 31 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.

Death notice in 14 May 1904 issue of The Houston Post

Burkeville, Texas, May 13 - Sarah aged 14, daughter of Levi J. Miller, died last night.

Death notice in 21 Apr 1907 issue of The Houston Post

Newton, Texas, April 20 - On Thursday was laid to rest in the town Cemetery Mrs. Drucilla Perry,mother of Mrs. J. R. West of this place. Mrs. Perry was a widow, about 74 years old, and had formerly resided at Korville, in Harris County. Mr. E. R. Perry of Houston had been summoned and was at the bedside of his mother when she died.

Death notice in 4 Dec 1898 issue of The Marshall Messenger

Mr. Jake Pierce, thrown out of a buggy at Call, Newton county, Texas some time ago, died of his injuries.

Death notice in 29 May 1987 issue of The Newark Advocate

Services for William H Reynolds II, 76, of Newton, Texas were held Tuesday at the Trinity Episcopal Church, Jasper, Texas with Father Johnny Cook officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery. Mr. Reynolds died Sarurday, May 23, at Shady Acres Nursing Home in Newton, Texas. He was born March 5, 1911 in Newark. He was officer manager for Union Oil for 45 years. He was a member of Newark Masonic Lodge 97 and a Ham operator. He lived in Jasper, Texas for 14 years.

Death notice in 22 Aug 1906 issue of The Houston Post

Burkeville, Texas, August 20 - Dr. T. R. Seastrunk died at his home on Houston Street at 1 am today, aged 84 years, 1 month and 11 days. He was born July 9, 1822 near Charleston, SC; graduated at Charleston in 1840, was married to Miss Mary M. Cade in 1847 and came to Newton county Texas in 1857 where he lived until his death. His wife preceded him one year and five months. He leaves to mourn his death two sons Dr. J. C. Seastrunk of Orange and R. T. Seastrunk of Jasper; three daughters, Mrs. C. f. Smith and Mrs. T. H. Good of this place and Mrs. H. T. Booker of Leesville, LA as well as a large number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Death notice in 5 Oct 1904 issue of The Houston Post

Burkeville, Texas, October 2 - Thelma, daughter of D. F. Smith, aged 5 years, died of pneumonia the night of the 30th and was buried here yesterday.

Death notice in 19 Feb 1940 issue of The Times [Shreveport, Louisiana]

Mrs. Eva A Snell, 79, Newton, Texas, died here at the home of a daughter, Mrs. H. Y. May, 3402 Youree drive, at 2:15 pm, Sunday. Funeral services will be held at the Newton Methodist church at 2 pm today. The body was sent to Newton lat night by Osborn funeral home.

Mrs. Snell, a member of the Newton Methodist church, is survived by two daughters in addition to Mrs May, Mrs. Sarah Matton, Newton, and Mrs. Mary Champion, DeRidder, and a sister, Mrs. Ellen Wright, Fort Worth.

SOURCE: Obituary, as published in the Dallas Morning News, (Dallas, Texas), Thursday, 6 October 1904, page 7
Death of Texas Pioneer

Burkeville, Tex., Oct 4 - The death of Daniel H. Youngblood, at his home four miles east of Burkeville, last night, marks the passing away of another Newton County landmark and Texas pioneer. Uncle Dan Youngblood, as he was familiarly known all over this and adjoining counties, came to Texas in 1834, and settled in what was then Jasper, but now Newton County, near where he died.

Submitted by Yolanda Pepper Miller

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