Cass County, Texas

Obituaries and Death Notices


Funeral services for Ruth Fant Blevins will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 23, 2011, at Chapel of Hope, officiated by Dr. Don Holladay. Ruth died December 20, 2011, at a local nursing home. She was born June 18, 1916, in Linden, TX, to John and Rosa Fant. She married Jesse Guy Blevins, Jr. in Marshall, TX, in 1946.
    Ruth was an English teacher at Hobbs High School for 15 years, 1969 - 1984. She was a Pink Lady for the Ladies Auxiliary at Lea Regional Hospital until she was 80. She enjoyed playing bridge, crossword puzzles and was an avid reader. She was a member of First United Methodist Church.
    Survivors include a son, Guy Blevins, and wife Debbie, of Katy, TX; granddaughter, Katie Blevins, of State College, PA; and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, J. Guy Blevins, two brothers and three sisters.  [Obit from Chapel of Hope Cemetery, Hobbs, New Mexico - Submitted by Erny Long]

We were sorry to learn of the death of Mr. Jesse Crane, who died last Thursday at his home near Atlanta. (The Cass County Sun, Linden, Tex, Nov 14, 1905)

Cornett, Oct. 16 - Marvin Lee Davenport died at his home last Tuesday at 11 o'clock, after lingering with typhoid fever for some time.
    His body was buried at Cornett Cemetery Oct. 10th, at 1:30 o'clock, funeral services being conducted by Rev. John Shaddix of Hughes Springs.  He leaves a wife, mother, father brother and one sister.  We join the many friends of the family in extending condolence in this sad time. (The Naples Monitor, Naples, Tex., Oct. 19, 1923)

Uncle Parks Lee, the last of our uncles on the side of our mother, died at his house, north of Linden, Sunday evening April 24th.  He had been in a low state of health some years.  About two weeks ago he had a stroke of paralysis from which he never recovered.  He was about 73 years old, come to Texas from Henry county, Ga, in 1851, since which he had been a citizen of Cass county. He was an active member of the Methodist church in whom everybody who knew him had unbounded confidence as a christian gentleman.  His remains were laid to rest Monday in the cemetery at Hickory Grove church where he was a member within but a few years of a half century, by the side of his loved companion who prece3eded him a few years.  A good man has crossed over the river and is now reaping a glorious reward in the spirit world beyond. (The Citizens Journal, Atlanta, Tex, April 28, 1898 - vm)

Shiloh News: We are indeed sorry to learn of the death of Mrs. Cowen Pruitt, of our adjoining neighborhood. She was formerly a resident of this place. We deeply sympathize with the bereaved family, especially the two little motherless girls. (The Cass County Sun, Linden, Tex, Nov 14, 1905)

Mrs. Cowan Pruitt, of near Lanier, died last Tuesday.  Thus another good woman has passed over to the great beyond.  The Sun extends sympathy to the bereaved relatives. (The Cass County Sun, Linden, Tex, Nov 14, 1905)

We learn that one George Williams, night watchman at the round-house of the Clark and Boise log road, who, while sick, wandered off toward the T & P railroad, was found dead by the side of the track last week. (The Cass County Sun, Linden, Tex, Nov 14, 1905)


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