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Obituaries and Death Notices of Coleman County, Texas


News was received here of the death of A. C. Cathy, formerly of this place, which occurred at his home at Coleman from pneumonia last Friday night.  He was a brother-in-law of D. L. Jones, and brother of William Cathy of this place whom together with a wife and three children are left to mourn his demise.  To them the News extends heartfelt sympathy.  (The Granger News, Granger, Tex., April 5, 1907)

Coleman, Tex Sept 20 - Mrs. C. G. Crume died at Rockwood, in this county, on Sept. 13, aged 58 years.  (Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex. Sept 21, 1899)

Ray Elmo Davis, age 81, formerly of Alamogordo, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010, in Los Lunas. Services will be held on Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, at the Santa Anna Cemetery Pavilion, Santa Anna, Texas, with interment to immediately follow. Pastor Jimmy Hatcher will officiate, with Parker Funeral Home of Baird, Texas, in charge of arrangements.
     Elmo was born Nov. 24, 1928 in Coleman County, Texas to Ray and Leona Cole Davis. He attended Santa Anna High School. Elmo married Elsie Vanslager on Jan. 16, 1952, in Waco, Texas. Elmo owned Davis Cleaning Service for many years in Alamogordo. His passion was playing the steel guitar in western swing bands across New Mexico and Texas. His hobbies included a love of camping and fishing, especially in the mountains of Colorado.
Survivors include his wife Elsie, of Clyde, Texas; four daughters, Gail Norvell of Las Cruces, Pat and Richard Austin, Colleena and Cliff Shriver, and LaVerne and Jerry, Mason all of Baird, Texas; two sons, William and Judy Mitchell of Graham, Texas, and Ray Davis, Jr. of Alamogordo; one brother, Dale and Ila Davis of Bonham, Texas, and one sister, June Cloud, of Lake Kiowa, Texas; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Audeen Davis, and one grandson, Christopher Davis. (Source: Published in Alamogordo Daily News from February 1 to February 15, 2010 - Submitted by Andrew Bristol and Virginia Stanbrough.)

Hobart, Ok, Sept 20 - Mrs. Morris Erdwirm, wife of a prominent local grain merchant, died this morning at Coleman, Tex., where she was on a visit to relatives. The remains will be brought here for burial.  She is survived by a husband and six children. (Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., Sept 21, 1911)

COLORADO CITY Funeral services for Luke Shields Girvin, 75, retired rancher and merchant, were to be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the First Methodist Church with Rev. Jack Ellzey, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Colorado City Cemetery under direction of Riker and Son Funeral Home. Mr. Girvin died at his home Monday at 6 p.m. after a long illness. He was born Aug. 23, 1830, in Coleman County and married 0llie Pritchett Sept. 15, 1915, in Colorado City. They had lived here since 1923. He was a member of the First Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife; one son, L. S. Girvin Jr. of Colorado City; one daughter, Mrs. C. G. Harkins of Colorado City; three brothers, Roy Girvin of Mertzon, Everett Girvin of Odessa and John Girvin of San Angelo; five sisters, Mrs. Hugh Jones of Vernon. Mrs. U. M. Sanderson of San Saba, Mrs. V. B. Clark of San Angelo, Mrs. John Goldman of Tyler and Mrs. Eula Moeser of Adrian; and three grandchildren. (Source: Big Spring Herald - 2/14/1956 - Submitted by Jancie Rice)

Coleman, Tex, April 14 - The body of C. M. Hearn, a prominent business man of this town, arrived from Temple. The deceased had undergone a severe operation, but owing to his bad state of health he died.  The body was taken by a large delegation of Odd Fellows to the home of the family.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Gates and the impressive ritualistic ceremony of the Odd Fellows was carried out at the grave.  Mr. Hearn was a zealous and ardent member of the order. (Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex, April 15, 1913)

Coleman , Tex. , July 25. Wm. Lander, a Scotchman, aged 43 and a bachelor, died at the residence of F. M. Bowen after an illness of about fourteen days. Herding sheep was his occupation. A rule of his life was to give one-half of his earnings to widows and orphans. He had no relatives in this country. (Source: Dallas Morning News - 28 July 1899 - Submitted by M. Zwakman}

Coleman, Tex, March 31 - W. B. Lewis, a resident of Coleman for thirty years, died at his home here after an illness of several days.  He leaves surviving him a widow and seven children; Mrs. Fred Dodson, Amarillo, Tex; Mrs. Claud McClellan, Brady, Tex., Ed Lewis, Herbert Lewis, Dallas; Roland, Babington and Lilian Lewis of this place.  Burial was made in the Coleman Cemetery.  Services were conducted by the Odd Fellows of which order he was a member. (Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., April 1, 1912)

Coleman, Tex., Oct 22 - Mr. E. A. Lindsey died here today at noon.  Mr. Lindsey was an old pioneer and a good and useful citizen. (Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex, Oct 24, 1899)

Childress, Nov. 17 (Special) - Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Lorena Lisenbee, 54, were conducted this afternoon in the Kirkland Baptist Church. The Rev. Joe LaNoue of the Kirkland church and the Rev. Lutheran R. Bradley, pastor of the Childress Bible Baptist Church, officiated.
    Burial was in Kirkland Cemetery with services under the direction of Newberry Funeral Home of Childress. Mrs. Lisenbee died at 3:20 a.m. Sunday in Childress General Hospital.
    She was born March 25, 1904, in Santa Ana, Texas. For several years she had made her home with her mother, Mrs. Marion Close of Kirkland.
    Survivors are her mother; one brother, Edmond Close of Kirkland, and two sisters, Mrs. Ollie Shanks of Kirkland and Mrs. Rita Stanton of Fritch. (Source: Newspaper unknown, dated Nov. 18, 1958; transcribed by Vicki Bryan)

The Funeral Service for Frank Byron McDonald, 90, of Lovington, NM will be held at 10:00 am, Monday, January 16, 2012 at Jackson Avenue Baptist Church with Reverend Harry Pittam and Reverend Dave Rowser officiating. Burial will be at the Santa Anna Cemetery in Santa Anna, Texas 10:00 am, Tuesday, January 17, 2012. A visitation will be 6 to 8 pm Sunday, January 15, 2012 at Stevens Funeral Home. Services are under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
     He passed away January 13, 2012 in Lovington, New Mexico. He was born August 28, 1921 in Coleman County, Texas to Tom and Dora McDonald. He married Martha Key December 26, 1952. (Source: Stevens Funeral Home, Lovington, NM - Submitted by Erny Long)

Coleman, Tex, June 13 - F. C. Mittel, who went to Fort Worth to the hospital, died here, and his remains will arrive tonight. (Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., June 19, 1899)

Coleman, Tex, Nov 30 - Col. R. H. Overall died in this city Thursday, aged 68.  Col. Overall came to Coleman County from Missouri twenty-five or thirty years ago and located on Home Creek where he accumulated a large land and cattle property. (Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., Dec. 7, 1900)

Coleman, Tex., July 18 - Marian, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Perry was buried here yesterday, the remains being brought from Comanche.  (Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., July 20, 1899)

Coleman , Texas , Nov. 12. The body of E. T. Petty arrived at Coleman Tuesday morning and was buried at the cemetery here. The funeral exercises were conducted by the Rev. J. W. Gates, the late pastor of the Christian Church. Mr. Petty was for many years a resident of Coleman, where he was engaged in the grocery business. He died at San Antonio , where for the last few years he has resided. He was 53 years old. A wife and two children survive him.
(Source: Dallas Morning News - 13 Nov. 1919 - Submitted by M. Zwakman}

ROSE, Judge B. F.
Coleman, Tex, April 16 - Judge B. F. Rose, who has been County Judge of this county for ten years, died here Friday night.  Deceased was 61 years old and a member of the independent Order of Odd Fellows. (Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., April 18, 1905)

COLEMAN, Aug. 22. — Funeral Services for L. M. Scroggins, 75, retired Monahans ranchman, were conducted here at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in J. E. Stevens Funeral Home chapel. Cecil Pearson of Monahans conducted final rites. Scroggins, who was born In Coleman County Jan. 26, 1876, died Monday in a Monahans hospital. Survivors include two sons, L. M. Scroggins, Jr., of Lubbock and F. O. Scroggins of Monahans; one brother, A. T. Scroggins of Baird, and four grandchildren Abilene, Texas, Thursday Morning, August 23, 1951 

Coleman, Tex., July 18 - Wylie Smith, aged 77 years, a confederate veteran, was buried here with Masonic honors yesterday.  (Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., July 20, 1899)

Austin, Tex. July 1 - Rev. A. T. Thompson, a well known Baptist missionary preacher at Coleman, Tex, aged 73 years, died here and was buried today. (Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., July 2, 1901)


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